Quotes of Conception

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

- Richard Darman

“ Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion. ”

- Robert Burns

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

- Stephen Jay Gould

“ A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets — we remember only. ”

- Henry Miller

“ We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre. ”

- Uta Hagen

“ Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ To prejudge other men's notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eye. ”

- John Locke

“ 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

“ You never suffer from a money problem, you always suffer from an idea problem. ”

- Robert Schuller

“ 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

“ There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Many ideas are good for a limited time — not forever. ”

- Robert Townsend

“ Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own. ”

- Robert Collier

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

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ Ideas are the building blocks of ideas. ”

- Jason Zebehazy

“ Ideas too are a life and a world. ”

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

“ Sometime I write a song off a central idea, instead of emotion. ”

- Ken Hill

“ The whole idea that the rescue was staged or the soldiers were shooting blanks, that's just obvious stuff. Why would you do that in the middle of a war? It's just crazy. ”

- Jessica Lynch

“ For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure in itself. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ 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

“ Ideas are everywhere, but knowledge is rare. ”

- Thomas Sowell

“ Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ To express the same idea in still another way, I think that human knowledge is essentially active. ”

- Jean Piaget

“ 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

“ The idea that we can actually have an impact on places more or less instantly, too, by responding in some way or not responding, I think, also makes it true. ”

- Peter Singer

“ Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated. ”

- Kenneth Burke

“ 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

“ Civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation. ”

- Robert Ingersoll
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