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55 Ideas on Ideas
55  Ideas   on  Ideas
55  Ideas   on  Ideas
“ No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit” Sir Frederick G. Banting (1891 - 1941)
“ An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come” Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)
“ I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it” Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)
“ Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen” John Steinbeck ...
“ I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones” John Cage (1912 - 1992)
“ When ideas fail, words come in very handy” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
“ Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats” Howard Aiken (1...
“ An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it” Don Marquis
“ No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man” H. L. Mencken
“ The value of an idea lies in the using of it” Thomas A. Edison
“ To have a great idea, have a lot of them” Thomas A. Edison
“ It's the right idea, but not the right time” John Dalton
“ I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else” Pablo Picasso
“ You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea” Pablo Picasso
“ You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea” Medgar Evers
“ A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on” John F. Kennedy
“ There's no good idea that can't be improved on” Michael Eisner
“ A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds” Mark Twain
“ An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all” Oscar Wilde
“ We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us...
“ A real idea keeps changing and appears in many places” Mason Cooley
“ Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea” Robert Half
“ Everything begins with an idea” Earl Nightingale
“ No idea is isolated, but is only what it is among all ideas” Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
“ All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you can not. If y...
“ Right now it's only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea”...
“ An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself” Charles Dickens
“ The history of the changes produced by a universal idea is not a history of changes in the individual, but of changes br...
“ An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought” Pablo Picasso
“ Sometimes the best, and only effective, way to kill an idea is to put it into practice” Sydney J. Harris
“ If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it” Charles Kettering
“ Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and ...
“ The task of a writer consists of being able to make something out of an idea” Thomas Mann
“ Nearly everyone who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. T...
“ My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything” Susan Sontag
“ The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas” Linus Pauling
“ No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there” F. Scott Fitzgerald
“ A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it” Marcel Proust
“ Ideas must be put to the test. That's why we make things, otherwise they would be no more than ideas. There is often a h...
“ There is often a huge difference between an idea and its realisation.  I've had what I thought were great ideas that jus...
“ The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself” Bernard Baruch
“ Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something...
“ Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds” Albert Einstein
“ Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow” Bill Moyers
“ If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But...
“ For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned” George Santayana
“ Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world” J...
“ Put the argument into a concrete shape, into an image, some hard phrase, round and solid as a ball, which they can see a...
“ Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own” Sydney ...
“ You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created” Albert Einstein
“ The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors t...
“ Only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts” Albert Einstein
“ It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science” C...
“ Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way” Williams James
“ New ideas fail because they are new and unknown, old ideas fail because they are old and too well known” Ricardo Sosa
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