As the evening sky faded from a salmon color to a sort of flint gray, I thought back to the salmon I caught that morning, and how gray he was, and how I named him Flint.
Vertigo, it was thought at the time, could only be caused by a disease of the cerebellum. He observed this kind of patient for years and saw absolutely no symptoms of brain disease.
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.
Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind; dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness.
For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
My mother brought me magicians and witches, because I was very ugly, really revolting. So she thought somebody had put a spell on me - this is the truth - so she made me drink some horrible terrifying potions, for year.
Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity.
Expediency of literature, reason of literature, lawfulness of writing down a thought, is questioned; much is to say on both sides, and, while the fight waxes hot, thou, dearest scholar, stick to thy foolish task, add a line every hour, and between whiles add a line.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
Intuition is the supra-logic
that cuts out all the routine processes of thought
and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.
Expression in words provokes thought, while expression in paint generates experience.
Expression is the essence of thought.
The very minute a thought is threatened with publicity it seems to shrink towards mediocrity.
Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought.
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
In the uttermost meaning of the words, thought is devout, and devotion is thought. Deep calls unto deep.
Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.
When I thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.
Be noble in every thought And in every deed!
We thought we would reflect on and complement the international nature of the Kentucky Derby.
The working of great institutions is mainly the result of a vast mass of routine, petty malice, self interest, carelessness, and sheer mistake. Only a residual fraction is thought.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.