His mind is so open – so open that ideas simply pass through it.
Explore the idea of what the language that women speak would really be like if no one were there to correct them.
The whole of God is present at every point in space at the same time. Take time to meditate on this great idea. In other words, God doesn’t come and go. God doesn’t capriciously move substance from God’s supply "up there" to fill your needs "down here." Nor does God answer prayer in some kind of coming forth. God is always present, totally present – as a Presence.
Good investing is a peculiar balance between the conviction to follow your ideas and the flexibility to recognize when you have made a mistake.
What of the Wright boys in Dayton? Just around the corner they had a shop and did a bicycle business-and they wanted to fly for the sake of flying. They were Man the Seeker, Man on a Quest. Money was their last thought, their final absent-minded idea. They threw out a lot of old mistaken measurements and figured new ones that stood up when they took off and held the air and steered a course. They proved that "the faster you go the less power you need."
The idea of "making art for art’s sake" makes no sense for me. Each area of my life, all the roles I play, influences the others.
No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.
We are afraid of ideas, of experimenting, of change. We shrink from thinking a problem through to a logical conclusion.
Why, it is as easy to teach the name of an idea, if it is clearly formulated in the child’s mind, as to teach the name of an object.
But in science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. Not the man who finds a grain of new and precious quality but to him who sows it, reaps it, grinds it and feeds the world on it.
It started out as a typically insane idea to map every part of the published text in terms of its manuscript provenance and history, and to establish the cultural meaning of the book, part and whole.
You worry too much. Eat some bacon…what? No, I got no idea if it’ll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon.
The Internet has really democratized ideas. There are no real gatekeepers any more, because if you have a great idea, and you put it online, people will find it and it will get in front of who it needs to get in front of.
The writers and producers always have an idea, then they cast the role and the instrument starts to tell them how to play the music.
When two texts, or two assertions, perhaps two ideas, are in contradiction, be ready to reconcile them rather than cancel one by the other; regard them as two different facets, or two successive stages, of the same reality, a reality convincingly human just because it is too complex.
And nevertheless I have loved certain of my masters, and those strangely intimate though elusive relations existing between student and teacher, and the Sirens singing somewhere within the cracked voice of him who is first to reveal a new idea. The greatest seducer was not Alcibiades, afterall, it was Socrates.
The way in which we experience and interpret the world obviously depends very much indeed on the kind of ideas that fill our minds. If they are mainly small, weak, superficial, and incoherent, life will appear insipid , uninteresting, petty and chaotic.
..you just get stoned, get the ideas in your head and then do ’em. And don’t bullshit. I mean that’s the thing about doin’ that guerrilla theatre. You be prepared to die to prove your point.
The idea that media is there to educate us, or to inform us, is ridiculous because that’s about tenth or eleventh on their list.
To me, there’s never been a difference between electronic and acoustic. I’ve always had this idea that electricity is another element like wind or fire or water.
It sounds strange for me to be saying this, but I’ve come around to the idea that sex really is for procreation.
When you have absolutely no idea what’s going to happen to you or what your career’s going to end up like and you’re just really open to anything, then you don’t really have anything to loose.
I’ve clearer idea of how I don’t want to be seen – as someone who does what everyone wants them to.
My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.
I think that plain old intellectualism [can be] a more powerful force than the idea of the femme fatale.
I never quite envisioned myself a proper doctor under that white coat, but I was interested in the idea of healing and in the psychological dimension rather early on.
In looking at Hollywood and its structure, the director controls the medium, and I want to be in control of certain things. I want to be able to get my own ideas and my own feelings out there, and the only way to do that is to be behind the camera.
You know, I am just a musician and I have no idea these days what good and bad is in terms of labels.
I like the idea of trying to write a book in every genre.
Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they’re not absurd.
I liked the idea of being a photographer, just that you take this one picture of this one thing that’ll never happen again – it’s a bit weird when you think about it.
I try to wait until things set up just right before I take a trade. Then, when I’m ready to take the trade, I slowly count to ten before I pick up the phone. It’s better to have the wrong idea and good timing than the right idea and bad timing.
I don’t think the idea of requiring these to be only sold to people who have already own the bonds, in other words, this naked position that the Germans have recently put into their financial regulation and has been discussed here. I don’t think that makes any sense.
Allowing short selling is allowing people to sell – instead of having to buy the stock and then sell it, which doesn’t do much; allow them to sell it, and then buy it. In which case they can express that information and the idea is that you would get more accurate valuation of companies by letting people express both their positive information and their negative information through either long or short selling.
Confound these ancestors… They’ve stolen our best ideas!