Ideas quotes

  • I'm always throwing out ideas, so it's not creativity, it's just volume.
    -- Ben Huh

    #Creativity #Ideas #Volume

  • We CREATORS are builders. We are dedicated to the idea of building a beautiful world so different and so superior to the present one that we CREATORS of this generation will go down in history as the revolutionaries who ushered in the Golden Age of Mankind.
    -- Ben Klassen

    #Beautiful #Ideas #Age

  • I work, and then I leave the office, and I'm with my kids and just sort of enjoy them on a visceral level, and I don't feel like I'm exorcising my own deep ideas about parenthood and about how my life will come into play in my work.
    -- Ben Marcus

    #Kids #Play #Ideas

  • I think there's a lot of mythos about what's required in acting. The way that actors talk about acting is generally quite punishing, and I think actors want to put forward the idea that they do all of this work because, you know, it's a post-De Niro world, when, largely, in fact, it's almost never true.
    -- Ben Mendelsohn

    #Thinking #Ideas #Acting

  • I've spent various periods of my career being thought of as various things, various degrees of substance and ideas.
    -- Ben Mendelsohn

    #Careers #Ideas #Degrees

  • The idea that the story is true is more important than being able to prove that it's true.
    -- Ben Mezrich

    #Ideas #Important #Stories

  • Painting' and 'religious experience' are the same thing. It is a question of the perpetual motion of a right idea.
    -- Ben Nicholson

    #Religious #Ideas #Painting

  • I'm just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw: that's my way of thinking.
    -- Ben Nicholson

    #Thinking #Ideas #Drawing

  • I'm interested in locating the holy grail of the minimum means to express the most complex ideas.
    -- Ben Nicholson

    #Mean #Ideas #Holy Grail

  • Social networking technology didn't really exist until 2004-2005. I had the idea to use this technology to bridge this gap between a general interest in addressing social issues and the practical action.
    -- Ben Rattray

    #Technology #Bridges #Ideas

  • Just because there's a trillion places to put an idea doesn't mean you don't need an idea in the first place
    -- Ben Richards

    #Mean #Ideas #Needs

  • Content may by trivial. But I do not think that any person may pronounce either upon the weight or upon the triviality of an idea before its execution.
    -- Ben Shahn

    #Thinking #Ideas #May

  • If Google teaches you anything, it's that small ideas can be big.
    -- Ben Silbermann

    #Ideas #Entrepreneur #Google

  • I was obsessed with this idea that these things that you collect, they just say so much about who you are. I can't say it came from hard-nosed business analysis... It was just something I really want to see built.
    -- Ben Silbermann

    #Ideas #Want #Analysis

  • I've never liked the idea of just having an office in a college somewhere and teaching classes and going to the library and doing research all day. I've never wanted that. The glamorous life is the life that appeals to me.
    -- Ben Stein

    #Teaching #College #Ideas

  • I'm Jewish, but my mom's Catholic, so the guilt area is covered. I have the highest expectations, along with the lowest. I tried to put as much of myself as possible in Reality Bites, but in terms of my humor, I'm still trying to figure out what my sensibility is. It's a process, really. I don't feel like I have a very clear idea of what I'm supposed to be, or even of how people perceive me, except that I got put into this Generation X file.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Mom #Reality #Ideas

  • I had two projects that fell apart during preproduction. The first one was this movie that Judd Apatow and I had written about two guys following the Rolling Stones. It was going to be half concert film, half pseudo-documentary. It was Mick Jagger's idea.The other one was Simple Plan, based on a novel by Scott Smith. It's a great book - really stark, not a comedy - about a guy who finds $4 million in a plane crash and decides to keep it.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Book #Simple #Ideas

  • Well, this movie I've been working on for a while. I had the idea for the movie like twenty years ago when I was doing 'Empire of the Sun' in 1987 because at that time that's when all these Vietnam movies were being made and my friends and I were going on auditions for these Vietnam movies and my friends were getting them and going away to fake boot camps.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Years #Ideas #Fake

  • What I notice about people who are gifted in filmmaking is that they're great thinkers. They engage with big ideas and they engage with people.
    -- Ben Whishaw

    #Ideas #People #Bigs

  • You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.
    -- Benazir Bhutto

    #Men #Ideas #Exile

  • Ultimately, leadership is about the strength of one's convictions, the ability to endure the punches, and the energy to promote an idea. And I have found that those who do achieve peace never acquiesce to obstacles, especially those constructed of bigotry, intolerance, and inflexible tradition.
    -- Benazir Bhutto

    #Ideas #Energy #Obstacles

  • What makes a good animated movie is being able to balance adult and knowing in-jokes and also just out and out funny things that make all people laugh. The idea that it's actually something that will appeal to a family, that's the trick.
    -- Benedict Cumberbatch

    #Funny Things #Ideas #Knowing

  • Animations are really powerful - it's not just entertainment, it's a very cunning way to get good ideas across.
    -- Benedict Cumberbatch

    #Powerful #Ideas #Way

  • I was put into office by the people who believed in my idea that corruption is the root of poverty; that an end to corruption would mean an end to poverty.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Mean #Ideas #Roots

  • I like the idea of a proportional tax. That way you pay according to your ability.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Ideas #Pay #Way

  • How very seldom do you encounter in the world a man of great abilities, acquirements, experience, who will unmask his mind, unbutton his brains, and pour forth in careless and picturesque phrase all the results of his studies and observation; his knowledge of men, books, and nature. On the contrary, if a man has by any chance an original idea, he hoards it as if it were old gold; and rather avoids the subject with which he is most conversant, from fear that you may appropriate his best thoughts.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Book #Men #Ideas

  • One should conquer the world, not to enthrone a man, but an idea; for ideas exist forever.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Men #Ideas #Forever

  • We are taught words, not ideas.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Education #Ideas #Taught

  • My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Philosophical #Ideas #Political

  • Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights, for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.
    -- Benjamin F. Wade

    #Men #Rights #Ideas

  • When circumstances don't fit our ideas they become our difficulties
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Ideas #Fit #Circumstances

  • When we give up our images of self-importance and our ideas of what should be, we can help things become what they need to be.
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Giving Up #Self #Ideas

  • The idea that ballet is a white art is absurd and shocking, and it’s gone on for too long. Nothing would make me happier than having a company that reflects society, to have dancers onstage that people can relate to.
    -- Benjamin Millepied

    #Art #Ideas #White

  • The idea of African brotherhood is often just a cover-up for laziness. We must see what is achievable in our circumstances and evaluate all decisions. In terms of regional economic integration, sentimentality is not enough. We really have to be frank and honest.
    -- Benjamin Mkapa

    #Ideas #Decision #Brotherhood

  • You can make peace with an enemy, if the enemy abandons the idea of destroying you. That is the critical test. Democracies fail to understand that.
    -- Benjamin Netanyahu

    #Ideas #Enemy #Democracy

  • Dreams are nothing but incoherent ideas, occasioned by partial or imperfect sleep.
    -- Benjamin Rush

    #Dream #Sleep #Ideas

  • Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.
    -- Benjamin Spock

    #Class #Ideas #Racism

  • The moment one abandons the idea that he was born to discover what is right and enforce it upon the rest of the world, he begins to feel an increasing disposition to let others alone and to refrain even from retaliation or resistance except in those emergencies which immediately and imperatively require it.
    -- Benjamin Tucker

    #Ideas #World #Emergencies

  • You never know when you'll have a bad idea for a worse joke.
    -- Benjamin Walker

    #Ideas #Jokes

  • Maybe I'm naive, but I subscribe to the idea that nobody is actually making strategic decisions about their career. Trying to do that would be like playing three-card monte on Canal Street.
    -- Benjamin Walker

    #Careers #Ideas #Decision

  • The vampire craze is kind of fascinating. We're interested in the idea of immorality and I think we're drawn to people or creatures who can give in to those base impulses and just be bad and not feel bad about it.
    -- Benjamin Walker

    #Thinking #Ideas #People

  • There once was a man called Rousseau who wrote a book containing nothing but ideas. The second edition was bound in the skins of those who laughed at the first.
    -- Benjamin Wiker

    #Book #Men #Ideas

  • Privacy is absolutely essential to maintaining a free society. The idea that is at the foundation of the notion of privacy is that the citizen is not the tool or instrument of government - but the reverse... If you have no privacy, it will tend to follow that you have no political freedom...
    -- Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

    #Ideas #Government #Political

  • I wanted to combine science and photography in a sensible, unemotional way. Some people’s ideas of scientific photography is just arty design, something pretty. That was not the idea. The idea was to interpret science sensibly, with good proportion, good balance and good lighting, so we could understand it.
    -- Berenice Abbott

    #Photography #Ideas #People

  • I had no idea that things would change so rapidly, so drastically.
    -- Bern Will Brown

    #Change #Ideas

  • I meet the designers very often, we discuss the products, they show me their ideas, we discuss the ad campaigns and every new invention that we can find for the future.
    -- Bernard Arnault

    #Ideas #Campaigns #Designer

  • When something has to be done, do it! In France we are full of good ideas, but we rarely put them into practice.
    -- Bernard Arnault

    #Practice #Ideas #Done

  • The idea of sovereignty current in the English speaking world of the 1760's was scarcely more than a century old. It had first emerged during the English Civil War, in the early 1640's, and had been established as a canon of Whig political thought in the Revolution of 1688.
    -- Bernard Bailyn

    #War #Ideas #Political

  • The ideas that the colonists put forward, rather than creating a new condition of fact, expressed one that has long existed; they articulated and in so doing generalized, systematized, gave moral sanction to what had emerged haphazardly, incompletely and insensibly, from the chaotic factionalism of colonial politics.
    -- Bernard Bailyn

    #Ideas #Creating #Long

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

    #Communication #Ideas #Important

  • The only thing binding individuals together is ideas. Ideas mutate and spread; they change their hosts as much as their hosts change them.
    -- Bernard Beckett

    #Ideas #Together #Host

  • I just love the idea that people disappear into the story for a while. You grab a book, and you want to get back to it, and your life becomes a bit of an interruption. I would love readers to feel like that.
    -- Bernard Beckett

    #Book #Ideas #People

  • I respond well to what I read of Immanuel Kants idea that the world as we see it is absolutely a function of the way our brain works. In the modern parlance, its an evolved machine that we carry with us.
    -- Bernard Beckett

    #Ideas #Brain #Machines

  • Which came first, the mind or the idea of the mind? Have you never wondered? They arrived together. The mind is an idea.
    -- Bernard Beckett

    #Ideas #Mind #Together

  • The mind is not a machine, it is an idea. And the Idea resists all attempts to control it.
    -- Bernard Beckett

    #Ideas #Mind #Machines

  • The idea of a rational bureaucracy, of skill, merit, and consistency, is essential to all modern states.
    -- Bernard Crick

    #Skills #Ideas #Consistency

  • Quite apart from the prestige of technology, people do, after all, prefer a simple idea to a complex one.
    -- Bernard Crick

    #Technology #Simple #Ideas

  • I put those people in place. I trusted them. I had no idea they would do anything like this.
    -- Bernard Ebbers

    #Ideas #People #Economy

  • The Jew is not satisfied with de-Christianizing, he Judiazizes, he destroys the Catholic or Protestant faith, he provokes indifference but he imposes his idea of the world of morals and of life upon those whose faith he ruins. He works at his age old task, the annilation of the religion of Christ.
    -- Bernard Lazare

    #Ideas #Catholic #Age

  • The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly.
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Moving #Writing #Ideas

  • Somewhere I put it this way: first drafts are for learning what one’s fiction wants him to say. Revision works with that knowledge to enlarge and enhance an idea, to reform it. Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing.
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Writing #Ideas #Reform

  • First drafts are for learning what your novel or story is about. Revision is working with that knowledge to enlarge and enhance an idea, to re-form it.... The first draft of a book is the most uncertain-where you need guts, the ability to accept the imperfect until it is better.
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Book #Ideas #Needs

  • Ideas are like wandering sons. They show up when you least expect them.
    -- Bernard Williams

    #Inspiration #Son #Ideas

  • I am in love with the idea of doing a movie in 3D. I think 3D would be great in a kind of realistic normal story without throwing objects to the camera, but using the 3D on the emotions in an intimate story.
    -- Bernardo Bertolucci

    #Thinking #Ideas #Cameras

  • The very idea of "managing" a forest in the first place is oxymoronic, because a forest is an ecosystem that is by definition self-managing.
    -- Bernd Heinrich

    #Self #Ecosystems #Ideas

  • Management is like making love. There's heat from both sides. You have an instinct to get there. You have no idea what you're really in for, but you do it anyway.
    -- Bernie Brillstein

    #Ideas #Making Love #Sides

  • Consider this 're-make' business that is taking away opportunities for new ideas and new films to happen. If the movie was made right the first time, why make it again? The only reason this is happening is it has become a safer way for the Studios.
    -- Bernie Brillstein

    #Opportunity #Ideas #Way

  • We definitely didn't want it to be anything like our first or second records. We wanted to experiment more than we ever had and take any new idea and run with it as far as we could.
    -- Bert McCracken

    #Running #Ideas #Records

  • The pioneering spirit is less about thinking up new ideas, as ridding ourselves of dogmas and habits that hold us captive in thinking.
    -- Bertrand Piccard

    #Thinking #Ideas #Spirit

  • There is no reason to suppose that the world had a beginning at all. The idea that things must have a beginning is really due to the poverty of our thoughts.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Ideas #World #Poverty

  • Every great idea starts out as a blasphemy.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Ideas #Blasphemy #Great Idea

  • All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Science #Ideas

  • Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Creativity #Ideas #Creative

  • The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Ideas #Leisure #Rich

  • Ideas and principles that do harm are as a rule, though not always, cloaks for evil passions.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Passion #Ideas #Evil

  • This idea of weapons of mass extermination is utterly horrible and is something which no one with one spark of humanity can tolerate.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Ideas #Humanity #Weapons

  • A word grows to a thought – a thought to an idea – an idea to an act. The change is slow, and the Present is a sluggish traveler loafing in the path Tomorrow wants to take.
    -- Beryl Markham

    #Journey #Ideas #Want

  • You've got to love people, places, ideas; you've got to live with mind, body, soul; you've got to be committed; there is no life on the side-lines.
    -- Bess Myerson

    #Ideas #People #Soul

  • An idea doesn't count if you can't use it
    -- Beth Comstock

    #Ideas #Use

  • This archaic idea - that a woman who is unmarried and childless at 30 is somehow unnatural - will probably always exist, and, like most social standards, it is ridiculous.
    -- Beth Ditto

    #Ideas #Ridiculous #Social

  • You're alone in your ideas, because you're the only one who knows what's possible.
    -- Bethenny Frankel


  • My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.
    -- Bette Midler

    #Ideas #Cleaning #Superwoman

  • We all have our individual romantic or idealistic ideas. To get information that masturbation is our basic form of sex is hard, because who wants to admit they're masturbating?
    -- Betty Dodson

    #Sex #Ideas #Want

  • I don't know where it's all going to lead. I have no idea where I'm going. I would just like to be happy.
    -- Betty Hutton


  • When I realized I could use Facebook as a way to communicate directly with my fans, I thought it would be a great idea.
    -- Betty White

    #Ideas #Fans #Would Be

  • You have the right to your own ideas and opinions, to make your own decisions, and to have things go your way at times. Stand up for those rights.
    -- Beverly Engel

    #Rights #Ideas #Decision

  • I was supposedly living this glamorous life, but I was crippled by the idea of growing old and where do I go next? The whole age thing—in our industry, it's everything.
    -- Beverly Johnson

    #Ideas #Age #Growing

  • They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.
    -- Bhagat Singh

    #Crush #Ideas #Body

  • The people generally get accustomed to the established order of things and begin to tremble at the very idea of a change. It is this lethargical spirit that needs be replaced by the revolutionary spirit.
    -- Bhagat Singh

    #Order #Ideas #People

  • I would say for the young: Don't be straight jacketed by ideology. Don't be driven by a structure of ideas.
    -- Bill Ayers

    #Ideas #Driven #Structure

  • The idea that the harder you work, the better you're going to be is just garbage. The greatest improvement is made by the man or woman who works most intelligently.
    -- Bill Bowerman

    #Men #Ideas #Garbage

  • You have no idea how long a year is until you’re stone sober.
    -- Bill Burr

    #Ideas #Years #Long

  • Because his basic idea that he got from the study of gall wasps is that everyone's sexuality is unique.
    -- Bill Condon

    #Unique #Ideas #Study

  • I think a lot of the best ideas come from the grassroots; I'm someone who does not like a bunker mentality and does not like groupthink.
    -- Bill de Blasio

    #Thinking #Ideas #Doe

  • Of course you can do it. It doesn't require brilliance. It's just giving yourself permission and then being persistent. Persistent in seeing the problem or opportunity and persistent in thinking about it until you have come up with some interesting ideas that might change the pattern. It's really a mindset, not anything in the objective world - that is the problem.
    -- Bill Drayton

    #Opportunity #Thinking #Ideas

  • What is the most powerful lever you can imagine? A big idea, but only if it's in the hands of a truly outstanding entrepreneur. It starts with the person and the idea, and then grows to the institution. All three are intertwined.
    -- Bill Drayton

    #Powerful #Hands #Ideas

  • We started Ashoka here in India with a simple idea: that you needed social entrepreneurs to deal with problems that don't fit the business paradigm.
    -- Bill Drayton

    #Simple #Ideas #Entrepreneur

  • Public service and respect for ideas is a recurrent theme in both the American and Australian sides of my family.
    -- Bill Drayton

    #Ideas #Sides #My Family

  • There is nothing more powerful than a new idea in the hands of a social entrepreneur
    -- Bill Drayton

    #Powerful #Hands #Ideas

  • The first - the most obvious test of a true social entrepreneur - is are they possessed, really possessed by an idea.
    -- Bill Drayton

    #Ideas #Entrepreneur #Tests