Thinking Quotes

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Albert Einstein

Flying is a lot like playing a musical instrument; you're doing so many things and thinking of so many other things, all at the same time. It becomes a spiritual experience. Something wonderful happens in the pit of your stomach.

Dusty McTavish

The Chinese enjoyed the spectacle of death, Jim had decided, as a way of reminding themselves of how precariously they were alive. They liked to be cruel for the same reason, to remind themselves of the vanity of thinking the world was anything else.

James Graham Ballard

What's drinking? A mere pause from thinking!

George Gordon

The worse you are at thinking, the better you are at drinking.

Terry Goodkind

Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Today, if you are not confused, you are just not thinking clearly.

U. Peter

Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.

Norman Vincent Peale

Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James

You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.

Maya Angelou

Two people sat talking in a small room for several weeks, and things started happening. They began thinking about each other; one would dream about the other; they copied each other's mannerisms. What was it really all about? She liked to think she had a firm hold on the reins at all times, but the truth was that often she was just along for the ride.

Lisa Alther

As common sense and initaitive becomes less common in Australia, I tend to advise people frustrated by feeling surrounded by ineptness and mediocrity that they should instead try thinking of it as "I am a genius amongst zombies," when I tell people this they look really very suddenly relieved.

Morrigan

I am not thinking of those shining precepts which are the registered property of every school; that is to say learn as much by writing as by reading; be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites; keep men and things apart; guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing; be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause of the weakness of the good; never be surprised by the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton; judge talent at its best and character at its worst; suspect power more than vice, and study problems in preference to periods.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.

William James

Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.

Deepak Chopra

If we consider the superiority of the human species, the size of its brain, its powers of thinking, language and organization, we can say this: were there the slightest possibility that another rival or superior species might appear, on earth or elsewhere, man would use every means at his disposal to destroy it.

Jean Baudrillard

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.

Virginia Woolf

All the problems of the world could be settled if people were only willing to think. The trouble is that people very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

Albert Einstein

... and after having observed that she herself could never eat pine-apples, which were altogether unnatural productions, extorted by the force of artificial fire out of filthy manure, asked, with a faltering voice, if Mrs. Pickle was not of her way of thinking? This young lady, who wanted neither slyness nor penetration, at once divined her meaning, and replied, with seeming unconcern, that for her own part she should never repine if there was no pine-apple in the universe, provided she could indulge herself with the ...

Tobias Smollett

... "That's only his slyness. Look at him now." For the crocodile, thinking itself unobserved, was crawling slowly toward the bank of the river. When it reached the end of its tether and could go no farther, it lay down and, lifting its head, ...

A. W. Dimock

The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else

Lily Tomlin

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