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ideas Quotes

49 of the best book quotes about ideas
  1. #1
    “Libraries were full of ideas - perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
  2. #2
    “It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.”
  3. #3
    “Does it require deep intuition to comprehend that man’s ideas, views and conceptions, in one word, man’s consciousness, changes with every change in the conditions of his material existence, in his social relations and in his social life?”
  4. #4
    “I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted.”
  5. #5
    “It’s funny how ideas are, in a lot of ways they’re just like seeds. Both of them start real, real small and then woop, zoop, sloop…before you can say Jack Robinson they’ve gone and grown a lot bigger than you ever thought they could.”
  6. #6
    “But race is the child of racism, not the father.”
  7. #7
    “Loves are like empires: when the idea they are founded on crumbles, they, too, fade away.”
  8. #8
    “Many men in the Homes of the Scholars have had strange new ideas in the past . . . but when the majority of their brother Scholars voted against them, they abandoned their ideas, as all men must.”
  9. #9
    “Let everyone else call your idea crazy... just keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t even think about stopping until you get there, and don’t give much thought to where ‘there’ is. Whatever comes, just don’t stop.”
  1. #10
    “Sometimes it’s just true that other people have better ideas for your life than you do.”
  2. #11
    “It seems that in order to inscribe themselves upon the heart of humanity with everlasting claims, all great things have first to wander about the earth as enormous and awe-inspiring caricatures.”
  3. #12
    “It was a silly notion: the whole thing has been a bore.”
  4. #13
    “Being with him made my brain quiet. I didn’t have to invent a thing.”
  5. #14
    “When an idea pops into our head and we think, ‘No, this is too crazy,’ that’s the idea we want.”
  6. #15
    “But I would help him as best I could. And I would try to keep friendship with him, maybe plant a few ideas in his mind that would help both me and the people who would be his slaves in the years to come. I might even be making things easier for Alice.”
  7. #16
    “Ideas come according to their own logic. That logic is not rational. It’s not linear. We may get the middle before we get the end. We may get the end before we get the beginning. Be ready for this. Don’t resist it.”
  8. #17
    “People who preach inner drive are dreamers with a lot of ideas and a lot of talk, and zero production.”
  9. #18
    “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted.”
  1. #19
    “The gifted propagandist brings to a boil ideas and passions already simmering in the minds of its hearers. He echoes their innermost feelings. Where opinion is coerced, people can be made to believe only in what they already “know.” ”
  2. #20
    “The purpose of the salon was partly to entertain and partly to educate the guests. By sharing ideas and debating philosophical points, artists found new inspiration for their work.”
  3. #21
    “And if Aslan himself comes, (Cair Paravel) would be the best place for meeting him too, for every story says that he is the son of the great Emperor-over-the-Sea, and over the sea he will pass.”
  4. #22
    “In America and beyond, I will continue to fight for my vision of campus life -- one of constant intellectual and political simulation, where dangerous ideas are welcomed rather than shunned. Where violating some great taboo will lead to spirited debate, not a trip to the office of an Orwellian ‘Bias Task Force’.”
  5. #23
    “The new brand of political correctness, popular on college campuses and social media, is the idea that no speech should exist that directly challenges politically correct ideas.”
  6. #24
    You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward.
  7. #25
    Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea... and ideas are bulletproof.
    author
    Alan Moore
    book
    V for Vendetta
    character
    V
    concept
    ideas
  8. #26
    “If you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they will screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a brilliant team, they will either fix it or throw it away and come up with something better.”
  9. #27
    “Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.”
  1. #28
    “Find, develop, and support good people, and they in turn will find, develop, and own good ideas.”
  2. #29
    “Getting the team right is the necessary precursor to getting the ideas right.”
  3. #30
    “‘Have you ever had the experience,’ Leon went on, ‘while reading a book, of coming upon some vague idea that you’ve had yourself, some obscure image that comes back to you from far away and seems to express absolutely your most subtle feelings?’”
  4. #31
    “Ideas come from people. Therefore, people are more important than ideas.”
  5. #32
    “Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.”
  6. #33
    “You are not your idea, and if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged.”
  7. #34
    “There aren’t terrible ideas. Just ideas done terribly.”
  8. #35
    “I thought,” said Piglet earnestly, “that if Eeyore stood at the bottom of the tree, and if Pooh stood on Eeyore’s back, and if I stood on Pooh’s shoulders -”
    “And if Eeyore’s back snapped suddenly, then we could all laugh. Ha Ha! Amusing in a quiet way,” said Eeyore, “but not really helpful.”
    “Well,” said Piglet meekly, “I thought -”
    “Would it break your back, Eeyore?” asked Pooh, very much surprised.
    “That’s what would be so interesting, Pooh. Not being quite sure till afterwards.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    characters
    PoohPigletEeyore
    concept
    ideas
  9. #36
    “Good luck to you and bad luck to your theories.”

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Dog Loves Drawing book
Picture book
5.5
Emily's Idea book
Picture book
4.5
  1. #37
    “People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?”
  2. #38
    “You’re bound to get idears if you go thinkin’ about stuff.”
  3. #39
    “Then he got an idea! An awful idea!
    The Grinch got a wonderful, awful idea!”
  4. #40
    Then it was that there came into my head the first of the mad notions that contributed so much to save our lives.
  5. #41
    “I had no idea,” he said, “that a few reeds would be so heavy.”
  6. #42
    “Ideologies are substitutes for true knowledge, and ideologues are always dangerous when they come to power, because a simple-minded I-know-it-all approach is no match for the complexity of existence.”
  7. #43
    “Potential ideas are in your mind. By releasing and developing these ideas you can solve your financial problem, your business situation, you can care for yourself and your family, and attain success in your ventures.”
  8. #44
    No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
  9. #45
    “The best ideas are always the simplest.”
  10. #46
    “He felt himself trembling without control and he wanted to cry out loudly to stop the runaway horse of his brain. He had to find something! He raged in his mind. I won’t let it go!”
  11. #47
    “Louis himself felt a little like crying. A wild but not unattractive idea suddenly came to him...”
  12. #48
    “I believe that our planet is inhabited not only by animals and plants and bacteria and viruses, but also by ideas. Ideas are a disembodied, energetic life-form. They are completely separate from us, but capable of interacting with us—albeit strangely. Ideas have no material body, but they do have consciousness, and they most certainly have will. Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest. And the only way an idea can be made manifest in our world is through collaboration with a human partner. It is only through a human’s efforts that an idea can be escorted out of the ether and into the realm of the actual.”
  13. #49
    “Most people have no idea that tragedy and silence often have the exact same address.”
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