Quotes of Concept

“ I have no idea what White House statement was was issued, but I stand by it 100 percent. ”

- Richard Darman

“ The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas — uncertainty, progress, change — into crimes. ”

- Salman Rushdie

“ I have always fought for ideas — until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten. ”

- Margaret Anderson

“ Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview - nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty. ”

- Stephen Jay Gould

“ The hardest part of gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ The ideas of an age are most abundant where they are not crowded by original ideas. ”

- Franz Grillparzer

“ All these constructions and the laws connecting them can be arrived at by the principle of looking for the mathematically simplest concepts and the link between them. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth. ”

- Michael Graves

“ On the other hand, the concept owes its meaning and its justification exclusively to the totality of the sense impressions which we associate with it. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval. ”

- Franz Grillparzer

“ The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic. ”

- H.L. Mencken

“ It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally public. ”

- Maya Lin

“ Only he who handles his ideas lightly is master of his ideas, and only he who is master of his ideas is not enslaved by them. ”

- Lin Yutang

“ The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas. ”

- Linus Carl Pauling

“ The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented. ”

- H.L. Mencken

“ I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future. ”

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

“ Ideas are one thing and what happens is another. ”

- John Cage

“ The people who oppose your ideas the most are those who represent the establishment that your ideas will upset. ”

- Anthony J. D’Angelo

“ Communism has served us ill in having us swap a living brotherhood for what looks to have the features of the coldest of all chill abstractions. ”

- Aime Cesaire

“ Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make. ”

- Charles Eames

“ There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny. ”

- Irving Berlin

“ Anarchy - it's not the law, it's just a good idea. ”

- Unknown

“ Ideas are the building blocks of ideas. ”

- Jason Zebehazy

“ Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas? ”

- Joseph Stalin

“ Many things, for aught I know, may exist, whereof neither I nor any other man hath or can have any idea or notion whatsoever. ”

- George Berkeley

“ It is a general idea, that when taxes are once laid on, they are never taken off. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ Eureka! I've got it. ”

- Archimedes

“ Ideas are, in truth, force. ”

- Henry James

“ It's easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out-of-date. ”

- Roger Von Oech

“ To have a great idea, have a lot of them. ”

- Thomas A. Edison
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