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Welcome to these Idea Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

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A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

 

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique
I have to further the idea of peace.
- Garrett Morris

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

I come from that society and there is a common thread,
specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family,
and the unconditional love for one's children.
- Ednita Nazario

An idea not coupled with action will never get any
bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea
that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
- Brian Eno

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
- George Foreman

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.
It's the person who gets out of the shower,
dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
- Nolan Bushnell

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as
an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Unity with all creation is a huge idea,
but it fits comfortably within the vast cathedral of our being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
- Everett Dirksen

My idea of fast food is a mallard.
- Ted Nugent

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

A mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

The idea of brotherhood re-dawns upon the world
with a broader significance
than the narrow association of
members in a sect or creed.
- Helen Keller

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
- Ashley Montagu

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high
office like breakfast cereal -
that you can gather votes like box tops -
is,
I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize,
and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home,
they export it, in a certain way, by war;
they make it tour the world.
- Victor Cousin

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain,
egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous;
on the contrary it makes them,
for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
- W. Somerset Maugham

But when I was a teenager, the idea of spending the
rest of my life in a factory was real depressing.
So the idea that I could become a musician opened up
some possibilities I didn't see otherwise.
- Wayne Kramer

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom

I love grocery shopping when I'm home.
That's what makes me feel totally normal.
I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends,
and also the idea of exploration.
I think those two are probably my great interests.
- Yo-Yo Ma

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

The due process of law as we use it,
I believe,
rests squarely on the liberal idea of conflict and resolution.
- June L. Trapp

Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence
exist in each individual of the species,
can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
- Henry Fuseli

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts,
ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.
- Margaret Cho

The expression of this idea is Queens of the Stone Age,
but the idea is that you will never slack on the music
and will always humble yourself at the alter of Rock.
- Joshua Homme

If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it.
I'm a musician first.
I'm not limited by the fretboard.
- Brad Paisley

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
- Bernard Baruch

My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver
and sitting down and watching him work.
- Sparky Anderson

I'll find places to grab as I walk and talk,
sometimes even walking backwards because I have more control that way.
People have no idea that I'm doing this.
- Montel Williams

Man's mind, stretched by a new idea,
never goes back to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Nothing was a style first.
Everything started as an idea.
A guy did something with an idea.
Someone copied him.
Some copied all of them and it became trendy and then it became a style.
- Bill Laswell

But live shows are cool.
I just got back into the idea of enjoying it live.
- Graham Coxon

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual,
because in spite of great scientific and technological advances,
man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
- Walker Percy


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