Ideas quotes

  • You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
    -- Bill Gates

    #Friday #Monday #Ideas

  • It is hard to sell Congress and the American people on foreign aid. Is it harder to do that than it is to sell billionaires on the idea that they should give all their money away.
    -- Bill Gates

    #Ideas #People #Giving

  • Do you really like a particular stock? Put 10% or so of your portfolio on it. Make the idea count … Good [investment] ideas should not be diversified away into meaningless oblivion.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Ideas #Portfolios #Oblivion

  • Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas.
    -- Bill Hicks

    #Ideas #Next #Revolution

  • Why is ***** against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?
    -- Bill Hicks

    #Funny #Marijuana #Ideas

  • One of the reasons that I'm a lurker on Twitter is that every time I tweet an idea, I feel like I'm delivering something to the competition that I ought to be giving to a reporter here.
    -- Bill Keller

    #Ideas #Giving #Competition

  • 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

    #Ideas #Guy #Style

  • What you need is an idea.
    -- Bill Lear

    #Ideas #Needs

  • The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Ideas #People #Ridiculous

  • [George W. Bush] has balls. And he's a leader. Unfortunately his balls and leadership are in the service of shitty ideas. We need his balls on someone who thinks right.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Thinking #Ideas #Leader

  • Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Motivational #Ideas #Arrows

  • Here is the crisis of the times as I see it: We talk about problems, issues, policies, but we don't talk about what democracy means what it bestows on us the revolutionary idea that it isn't just about the means of governance but the means of dignifying people so they become fully free to claim their moral and political agency.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Mean #Agency #Ideas

  • Conservatism is less a set of ideas than it is a pathological distemper, a militant anger over the fact that the universe is not closed and life is not static.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Ideas #Facts #Life Is

  • I'm not a World War II buff. I know a little bit about it, I was taught the other side of the story in school, so it was unfamiliar to me, the idea of a German resistance, and yet it was considerable.
    -- Bill Nighy

    #War #School #Ideas

  • I'm not a financial expert. The Robin Hood tax seems to me a very simple and beautiful idea. I don't see the problem.
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Beautiful #Simple #Ideas

  • Opening a play is just tough. The idea that actors are weirdly protected from it is a myth. If you imagine yourself having to spend two and a bit hours cooking bolognaise, remembering a whole major work by David Hare and speaking it at the correct moment between chopping carrots and stirring the onions in front of an audience - the normal human response is 'Please, can I go to the airport?'
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Ideas #Two #Airports

  • If you are supposed to be villainous and have some sort of agenda, I like the idea of delivering that kind of character in a perfectly well-mannered way.
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Character #Ideas #Agendas

  • I guess part of the hit-man appeal is the solitude. Everybody is lured to the idea of the solitary life.
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Men #Ideas #Solitude

  • Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.
    -- Bill Nye

    #Ideas #People #Embrace

  • People confuse the word cynicism with the word skepticism. One is “you’re not gonna pay attention to anything, think everything’s screwed up, nothing’s ever gonna work out right”, that’s cynicism. But skepticism is, “you’re presented with evidence and you do your best to draw conclusions based on that”. So, as the saying goes, Bill Nye, do you believe in ghosts? No. However, I would love to see one. Bring it on. I’m open minded to the idea, but the more I look into it in a skeptical frame of thinking, the less likely it seems.
    -- Bill Nye

    #Believe #Thinking #Ideas

  • If you have this idea that the earth is only 6,000 years old, you are denying, if you will, everything that you can touch and see. Youre not paying attention to whats happening in the universe around you.
    -- Bill Nye

    #Years #Ideas #Attention

  • America is behind Europe and Japan in terms of accepting adult ideas in animation.
    -- Bill Plympton

    #Japan #Europe #Ideas

  • My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. Had Napoleon had that idea he would have conquered the bloody world. I wanted Liverpool to be untouchable. My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually everyone would have to submit and give in.
    -- Bill Shankly

    #Ideas #Giving #World

  • Labor is at its best when we are the party of ideas and action - ideas that empower the powerless and actions that build a better Australia for the long term.
    -- Bill Shorten

    #Party #Ideas #Australia

  • I want to build a Big Labor party. A party of big ideas. A party which is deeply connected to the community. A party which reflects our diverse nation.
    -- Bill Shorten

    #Party #Ideas #Community

  • This is what I call participation in the world of ideas. That is what art-making is.
    -- Bill T. Jones

    #Art #Ideas #World

  • It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Country #Book #Ideas

  • Most people - and particularly people whose lives have nothing to do with books at all - are intrigued by the idea that somebody wants to listen to them and get it right.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Book #Ideas #People

  • Calculated risks are part of what you do, but the idea that something completely crazy will work just because it's completely crazy is completely crazy.
    -- Bill Walsh

    #Crazy #Ideas #Nfl

  • I enjoy the drawing more than the writing, so I try to think of ideas that will allow me to develop the visual side of the strip as fully as possible.
    -- Bill Watterson

    #Writing #Thinking #Ideas

  • If you are any competent musician, if you have creative ideas, ideas of songs, of arrangements, in a band like the Stones, where these 2 people do all the things, there is no freedom.
    -- Bill Wyman

    #Song #Ideas #People

  • A musical film is my idea of heaven. You can pre-record, you don't have to sing live. Singing live was the bit I hated the most. I never felt like a confident singer.
    -- Billie Piper

    #Ideas #Heaven #Musical

  • I was very similar at 19. I wanted something to happen in life, I wanted a bit more. I wanted to find someone who could challenge my ideas. So I definitely tapped into that.
    -- Billie Piper

    #Ideas #Challenges #Wanted

  • The idea that I [should] trust my eyes more than the stats, I don't buy that because I've seen magicians pull rabbits out of hats and I know that the rabbit's not in there.
    -- Billy Beane

    #Volleyball #Eye #Ideas

  • My process started when I was born. The process is life experience. I believe that what makes you an artist, or at least an artist who can communicate the ideas that they want to get across, are people that have life experience.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Believe #Artist #Ideas

  • I always have an idea before we even start the movie because if you hire the wrong person, within a couple of days you're going to know that and you're going to be really panicked.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Couple #Ideas #Persons

  • I enjoyed so much working with the guys from Wilco, and riffing off of them, and having someone come up to me with ideas, because normally in the studio it's me who has to come up with all the ideas.
    -- Billy Bragg

    #Ideas #Guy #Come Up

  • I like feeling at home and knowing people. I like talking about ideas and being friendly.
    -- Billy Childish

    #Home #Talking #Ideas

  • I decided to stop drinking while it was still my idea.
    -- Billy Connolly

    #Drinking #Ideas #Stop Drinking

  • I'll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas. But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive. You can't underestimate band chemistry.
    -- Billy Corgan

    #Ideas #Musical #Needs

  • Even if you don't believe in God, exploring fully the idea of a god or gods should pose no threat to you.
    -- Billy Corgan

    #Believe #Ideas #Should

  • I was so enamored with the idea of being in show business so everything was bright to me. I mean, I didn't think of it as being tough and things like that.
    -- Billy Eckstine

    #Mean #Thinking #Ideas

  • You know, I am just a musician and I have no idea these days what good and bad is in terms of labels.
    -- Billy Sherwood

    #Ideas #Musician #Labels

  • I like the idea of readers feeling a familiarity, whether its with Africa or childhood.
    -- Binyavanga Wainaina

    #Ideas #Childhood #Feelings

  • Have confidence in your ideas before they even exist,
    -- Biz Stone

    #Ideas #Have Confidence

  • This idea that the open exchange of information can have a positive global impact is being proven over and over again around the world nearly on a daily basis - and for Secretary Clinton to recognize that, I think, is a huge step.
    -- Biz Stone

    #Thinking #Ideas #Impact

  • The thing that excites me, and the thing that excited me about Twitter, is the idea of a flock of birds moving around an object in flight.
    -- Biz Stone

    #Moving #Ideas #Bird

  • I realized ceativity is a renewable resource. You never run out of good ideas
    -- Biz Stone

    #Running #Ideas #Renewable Resources

  • C++ is designed to allow you to express ideas, but if you don't have ideas or don't have any clue about how to express them, C++ doesn't offer much help.
    -- Bjarne Stroustrup

    #Ideas #Helping #Clue

  • Tom [Cargil]s suggestion with a further idea: Propsers of new [C++] features should be required to donate a kidney. That would - Jim [Waldo] pointed out - make people think hard before proposing, and even people without any sense would propose at most two extensions.
    -- Bjarne Stroustrup

    #Thinking #Two #Ideas

  • I'm so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions.
    -- Bjorn Ulvaeus

    #Crazy #Tired #Ideas

  • I have people constantly come up to me telling me that I have written their life. When I wrote the story I thought it was a pretty good story but I had no idea that many people felt like that.
    -- Blackie

    #Ideas #People #Stories

  • If you just go out and try to make money by starting a business, you're going to come up with something that's just like what everyone else has done. But if you look at the world and see opportunities that can be taken more seriously, then you come up with a great idea.
    -- Blake Mycoskie

    #Taken #Opportunity #Ideas

  • Be tenacious. One thing that has allowed me to have some level of success is that I am fine with cold-calling people. It doesn't scare me to call someone who has no idea who I am and say I'd love to take you to lunch.
    -- Blake Mycoskie

    #Ideas #Lunch #Who I Am

  • Every book is a box of ideas.
    -- Blue Balliett

    #Book #Ideas #Boxes

  • I misdirect the audience, so they have no idea where they are or who they're listening to.
    -- Bo Burnham

    #Ideas #Listening #Audience

  • A belief is an idea around which we close our minds.
    -- Bob Allen

    #Ideas #Mind #Belief

  • I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see - you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location.
    -- Bob Balaban

    #Mean #Ideas #Special

  • Many people have the idea that game shows are easy to come up with. And nothing could be further from the truth
    -- Bob Barker

    #Games #Ideas #People

  • We must educate the public. The average person has no idea of what's going on in factory farms, in laboratories, circuses, roadside zoos or rodeos.
    -- Bob Barker

    #Zoos #Average #Ideas

  • The essence of influence is pull. It's an attraction. Great influencers attract people, to themselves, and to their ideas.
    -- Bob Burg

    #Essence #Ideas #People

  • I was just walking around like a zombie..I really had no idea what I was doing.. But the best thing that I did do was leave and get the hell out of there. I have no regrets.
    -- Bob Casey, Jr.

    #Regret #Ideas #Zombie

  • I was heart broken, scared, I had a lot of anxiety, I was worried, I felt weak, and I had no idea how I was ever going to come up with the strength. But I just closed my eyes, and took a blind leap. I knew I had to get out of there.
    -- Bob Casey, Jr.

    #Heart #Eye #Ideas

  • But in fairness also to the idea of continuing success, you also have to exploit opportunities.
    -- Bob Cousy

    #Sports #Opportunity #Ideas

  • People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Music #Ideas #People

  • Gotta head full of ideas that are driving me insane...
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Ideas #Insane #Driving

  • There's a whole lot of people in trouble tonight From the disease of conceit Whole lot of people seeing double tonight From the disease of conceit Give ya delusions of grandeur And a evil eye Give you the idea that You're too good to die Then they bury you from your head to your feet From the disease of conceit
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Eye #Ideas #Feet

  • It's sundown on the Union and what's made in the USA, sure was a good idea, until greed got in the way.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Work #Usa #Ideas

  • Counter the effects of culture (steering your design ideas) by going out and looking for new experiences.
    -- Bob Gill

    #Ideas #Design #Culture

  • Next to grace, I bet God thinks making us need each other was one of His best ideas.
    -- Bob Goff

    #Thinking #Ideas #Grace

  • God often waits until we're out of ideas before He lets us know His plans. He competes for our hearts, not our attention.
    -- Bob Goff

    #Heart #Ideas #Waiting

  • Avoid committees and consensus in developing big, distinctive business model advantages. Individuals have big, distinctive ideas; committees and consensus turn big, distinctive ideas into mundane ideas.
    -- Bob Herbold

    #Inspirational #Ideas #Individual

  • Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.
    -- Bob Kane

    #Unique #Ideas #Imagination

  • The idea that somebody who has done something horrible in a war is not willing to talk about it for 32 years is hardly a shocking idea. Quite the contrary.
    -- Bob Kerrey

    #War #Years #Ideas

  • Expanding Medicaid without fixing Medicaid is a terrible idea.
    -- Bob McDonnell

    #Ideas #Fixing #Expanding

  • You've got to develop mental strength. And you develop mental strength with the will. The will is the mental faculty that gives you the ability to hold one idea under the screen of your mind to the exclusion of all outside distractions.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Ideas #Giving #Mind

  • Never reject an idea, dream or goal because it will be hard work. Success rarely comes without it.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Dream #Hard Work #Ideas

  • Change makes us confront the great unknown. It introduces different things into our lives. Different places. Different ideas. Different people. It's all hard to accept at times, and change can often be a little scary. But if there's one fact that I've learned from raising a family, from running several businesses, from serving in Congress and now as Governor, it's that nothing has ever grown without changing.
    -- Bob Riley

    #Change #Running #Ideas

  • I wanted to show that women could run, but I also wanted to kind of inspire the idea that ordinary people can run. I was like, boy, I feel so good when I run, if everybody could feel like this, this sense of joy and physical well-being and strength and autonomy you have when you run, how much better the world would be, you know?
    -- Bobbi Gibb

    #Running #Boys #Ideas

  • I've always found it difficult to start with a definite idea, but if I start with a pond that's being drained because of a diesel fuel leak and a cow named Hortense and some blackbirds flying over and a woman in the distance waving, then I might get somewhere.
    -- Bobbie Ann Mason

    #Distance #Ideas #Flying

  • Blitz chess kills your ideas.
    -- Bobby Fischer

    #Ideas #Chess #Blitz

  • The first time I was cooking for my wife, Stephanie, way before she was my wife, I actually put three chickens on the rotisserie and I closed the grill, which is really a bad idea. But I just wasn't thinking very straight that day. And I looked outside and I saw, like, smoke and flames.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Thinking #Flames #Ideas

  • I think everybody at some point in time has thought to themselves, 'I have a really great idea for a restaurant.'
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Thinking #Ideas #Restaurants

  • Here's an idea: How about just 'Americans?' That has a nice ring to it, if you ask me. Placing undue emphasis on our 'separateness' is a step backward. Bring back the melting pot.
    -- Bobby Jindal

    #Nice #Ideas #Melting

  • The main idea in golf as in life, I suppose is to learn to accept what cannot be altered and to keep on doing one's own reasoned and resolute best whether the prospect be bleak or rosy.
    -- Bobby Jones

    #Golf #Ideas #Accepting

  • Then I came up with this crazy idea just to walk out on the stage with no band at all and just start singing whatever came to mind. I actually fought the idea for a while because it seemed almost too radical, but it became obvious what I was supposed to be doing.
    -- Bobby McFerrin

    #Crazy #Ideas #Mind

  • Even a mediocre idea created and presented with passion can change the world.
    -- Boland T. Jones

    #Motivational #Passion #Ideas

  • The multilevel, the conscious and the unconscious, is natural when I write scripts, when I come up with ideas and stories.
    -- Bong Joon-ho

    #Writing #Ideas #Stories

  • If I spoke Italian, I'd be in Italy in a minute. I love the food, I love the way people live there. I mean, it really is my idea of paradise.
    -- Bonnie Bedelia

    #Mean #Italian #Ideas

  • Quakers are known for wanting to give back. Ban the bomb and the civil rights movement and the native American struggle for justice - those things were very, very front-burner in my childhood, as were the ideas of working for peace and if you have more than you need, then you share it with people who don't.
    -- Bonnie Raitt

    #Struggle #Native American #Ideas

  • God is so big. It's a gigantic concept in God. The idea that God might love us and be interested in us is kind of huge and gigantic, but we turn it, because we're small-minded, into this tiny, petty, often greedy version of God, that is religion.
    -- Bono

    #Ideas #Might #Tiny

  • You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.
    -- Bono

    #Commitment #Equality #Ideas

  • I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed.
    -- Booker T. Washington

    #Ideas #People #Succeed

  • The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas.
    -- Boris Johnson

    #Running #Ideas #Mps

  • The computer age has arrived, and it influences everything: analysis, preparation, information. Now a different talent is required - the ability to synthesize ideas.
    -- Boris Spassky

    #Ideas #Preparation #Age

  • Thousands of mercenaries, who have trained in camps on the territory of Chechnya as well as come in from abroad, are actually preparing to impose extremist ideas on the whole world
    -- Boris Yeltsin

    #Ideas #World #Territory

  • Liberty sets the mind free, fosters independence and unorthodox thinking and ideas. But it does not offer instant prosperity or happiness and wealth to everyone.
    -- Boris Yeltsin

    #Thinking #Ideas #Independence

  • Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just and idea, just pie in the sky.
    -- Boris Yeltsin

    #Sky #Ideas #Pie

  • I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state - a new idea, this - even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms
    -- Boris Yeltsin

    #Rights #Ideas #Affair

  • The future is too good to waste on lies. And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong.
    -- Bowe Bergdahl

    #Lying #Ideas #Damnation