Ideas Quotes

Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.
A. Whitney Griswold
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
Elbert Hubbard

Hyman rickove - good ideas are not adopted automatically. they...
Reading transports me. I can go anywhere and never leave my chair. It lets me shake hands with new ideas.
Rolfe Neill
Judge john kane, us district court - the public interest is best served by the free...
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
George Santayana

It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
Archibald MacLeish
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - At the age of fifty, say - That a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about... It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
Agatha Christie, An Autobiography, 1977
When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - Say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep - It is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
Spinoza
He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
Abraham Lincoln
There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas whatsoever. The music of Wagner, therefore, is perfectly legal.
The National, Paris, 1850
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
H. L. Mencken
But any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood, and that is what happened to Jesus.
Henry Louis Mencken
The wise only possess ideas the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Great minds discuss ideas Average minds discuss events Small minds discuss people.
Unknown
Ideas, like individuals, live and die. They flourish, according to their nature, in one soil or climate and droop in another. They are the vegetation of the mental world.
Macneile Dixon
Matthew arnold - whoever sets himself to see things as they are...
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Mrs. Stowe
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations and suddenly find - At the age of fifty, say - That a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about... It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
Agatha Christie
Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Napoleon Hill
Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards - - The things we live by and teach our children - - Are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
Walt Disney
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw
The making of a journalist: no ideas and the ability to express them.
Karl Kraus
What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - Possessing them - That what has been said has still not been said enough.
Eugene Delacroix
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
Laurence Sterne
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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.
John Haldane
All truths, not merely ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures or songs, are highly beautiful.
Mohandas Ghandi
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
George Santayana
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Miriam Beard
Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
Helen Kelle
There is only one way in which a person acquires a new idea; by combination or association of two or more ideas he already has into a new juxtaposition in such a manner as to discover a relationship among them of which he was not previously aware.
Francis A. Carte
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot
Some have half - Baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.
Author Unknown
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
Hector Berlioz
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.
Midge Decto