Ideas

Found 16 thoughts of ideas

There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them.

Emile Chartier

So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible, though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination.

J. B. S. Haldane

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.

John Cage

To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!

H. L. Mencken

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth.

William O. Douglas

Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.

Jim Hightower

This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action - I will write it out.

Hortense Calisher

I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.

Georgia O'Keeffe

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.

Alfred North Whitehead

No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.

Sir Frederick G. Banting

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.

Hector Berlioz

Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.

Howard Aiken

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.

Hyman Rickover

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

P. B. Medawar