Words matter. These are the best Good Idea Quotes from famous people such as Tiny Tim, Ileana D’Cruz, Francesca Annis, Alison Sweeney, Yao Ming, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
In order to have a TV series, you have to have a good idea for the story.
When I first started out in Telugu cinema, I signed anything and everything that came my way. I was 18, was immature, and it felt like a good idea that ‘Oh, they are paying me a good amount of money.’ I was young, naive; I had zero ambition, and honestly, it wasn’t my calling.
The biggest privilege I’ve had in my life is being able to make a choice. If you make a choice, it can’t be a wrong choice because it seemed like a good idea at the time.
I take Sudafed to combat my congestion, so I always carry some with me because I like to be prepared and make sure I’m ready whenever symptoms strike. It’s also a really good idea to figure out what your triggers are.
Fortune cookies are a good idea. If the message is positive, it can make your day a little better.
When our markets work, people throughout our economy benefit – Americans seeking to buy a car or buy a home, families borrowing to pay for college, innovators borrowing on the strength of a good idea for a new product or technology, and businesses financing investments that create new jobs.
You’ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
Raising taxes in an economic downturn is not a good idea.
I thought incorporating Columbus and Platte County into the 1st District was a good idea.
Studies on cherries, raspberries and strawberries suggest that most of their nutrition is retained when they’re frozen, so it’s a good idea to keep some in the freezer.
My father has a book where, ever since I started playing games… he wrote down the games that I played in. And then, when I did my website, we thought that was a really good idea, that people can keep track of my games.
Whether that’s from watching shows on HGTV, or magazines, or looking through Pinterest, you really have to have a good idea on what exactly it is that you like and what your style is.
I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.
I have a pretty good idea of what I am not good at and have it front and centre of my consciousness every minute I am doing it.
There’s a thing in comedy where you take one step into a bad idea, but if you take 10, then it becomes a good idea again.
From my training I can get a good idea of what I’m capable of.
It’s not a good idea to put your wife into a novel; not your latest wife anyway.
Generally speaking, I think it’s a good idea to stay conscious of any kind of energy or emotion that you’re generating, whether it’s at the end of a work day or just in your everyday life.
During a time of war, we ask our troops to give their best even to the point of sacrificing their own lives. When compared against that, how much of a sacrifice is it for a president to engage in a possibly contentious debate with Congress about whether military action is a good idea?
There’s always a booming market somewhere in tech – you just have to find a good idea for that market.
As everyone knows, tips constitute the bulk of a waiter’s or waitress’s income. But they are also optional, at least in theory. Does it really seem like a good idea to make someone’s salary so susceptible to customers’ whims on a given day – or whether any customers happen to show up at all?
Constantly travelling means I don’t always get to eat well – so it’s probably a good idea for me to do some exercise.
Be willing to get fired for a good idea.
I really want to get into designing my own business suit. I’ve designed a couple suits for myself that I’ve worn in the past, and I have a good idea of what I want and need to use.
I think to downplay a woman’s role in sports is not a good idea because a lot of women love sport, whether they watch it, report on it or work on a team.
It’s just like heirloom tomatoes; this is heirloom music. We used to have all kinds of diversity in our poultry, in our vegetables, in our fruits, and slowly but surely the monoculture beast comes in. I’m saying that’s not a good idea. And if it means that I gotta do it on my own, then I do it on my own.
Sex in space is not just a good idea, it’s survival.
The chances of a bank going out of business are extremely slim, but it’s always a good idea to spread around major sums so every penny is backed by insurance.
I had sold products in flea markets before and I thought a cleaning product would be a good idea. So, in 2006, I came up with the ShamWow! I had seen this type of product at fairs, but it wasn’t well marketed. And from there, I went to this factory in Germany that made them for me.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
There’s this famous observation that I totally believe: Great startup ideas are the ones that lie in the intersection of the Venn diagram of ‘is a good idea’ and ‘looks like a bad idea.’ So you want most people to think it’s a bad idea and thus not compete with you until you get giant. But for it to secretly be good.
I’m used to being surrounded by really smart 22-year-old students who have no problem saying that something I suggested is not a very good idea.
It never seems like a good idea to do something that’s way out there. But usually, the thing that’s way out there is where we are heading.
Do you think it’s a good idea to be sarcastic about slavery?
I always wanted to write novels, even before I had read a lot of novels or had a very good idea of what they were.
Nowadays, my mood ungoverned, I’m free to think the most outrageous things, such as: might it not be a good idea to insist that drug companies give their preparations names that tell the user what they really do?
I think starting in anime, like I did, gave me a good idea of how to approach games that come from Japan. Japanese developers can be very different from companies here in the western market.
‘Paycheck,’ I thought, was a really, really good idea. I never got an opportunity, unfortunately, to read the novel, but I loved the idea of how to deal with intellectual properties. I just don’t know that we necessarily got to the heart of that particular idea. I think it became more of a chase movie than anything else.
The decision to go to the moon is now appreciated and associated with President Kennedy’s speech, but somebody else had told him it was a good idea. It turned out to be a good commitment, but it was a unique situation.
Painting is something that requires a lot of time – it’s not just one good idea out of art school.
In general, I never think it is a good idea to try to recreate past successes. You have to strike out on your own, for better or worse.
I have found out one thing and that is, if you have an idea, and it is a good idea, if you only stick to it you will come out all right.
If you start with a good idea, you can encapsulate it in a phrase and explain it. I like high-concept films. Everyone can get hold of it. I don’t think there’s any harm in that at all.
But everyone, including ethnic minorities, should be worried about how anti-racism is becoming weaponized across the political spectrum – how a lot of people in politics think it’s a good idea to exaggerate the problem of racism.
I tell everybody, ‘If you want to get to know me, if you listen to those three records, you’ll have a really good idea.’ They were released at different time periods in my life, and those are the things I was going through.
I like an occasional glass of wine, though I don’t drink before a shoot or a show – blotchy skin is not a good idea, however good your make-up artist.
I don’t focus much on video. I watch here and there, perhaps two or three of my opponent’s fights. That gives me a good idea of his style.
When you have a good idea, the money flows.
When I go in the studio with Post, I have a really good idea of what he’s going to gravitate to, what we can work with.
We assume that healthy habits are a good idea, but in and of themselves, they are not the reason we’re going to be active at age 95 or 100. The body works in more complex ways.
If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
‘Eureka’ moments are very, very rare in my experience. It normally takes several weeks of experiments to tease out the truth, even when you have a really pretty good idea of what is going on.
I met Rajini sir after ‘Jigarthanda,’ and he said he liked my film. He told me I could approach him whenever I had a good idea. I had never thought he would listen to scripts from new directors. After the meeting, I wondered, ‘Should I take his words seriously or not? Should I write something?’
I’ve never seen bad drawing destroy a good idea. On the other hand, I’ve never seen a good drawing save a bad idea.
I have a good idea of how lucky we are to be growing up in Canada.
If we’re going to forecast the business cycle, surely it is a good idea to know the business cycle. Sounds reasonable, but it’s not that easy.
Anything that puts money back in the pockets of the consumer, however you choose to do it, is a good idea.
When you come to L.A. as a kid with your mom, you’re lured into doing things that you think are cool and fun and a good idea, but they’re cheesy and awful. And recording a pop single was one of them.
What Tolstoy is on about is that carnal love is not a good idea.
I do to keep things sounding fresh. Sometimes just changing the running order of the show is a good idea.
Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there’s somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can’t do that.
No one knows what’s a good idea or a bad idea until you try it.
Whenever you have a good idea, it’s inevitable some people will criticize it and deny it. Some people will try to prove it’s wrong.
If there’s a swarm of bees outside an open window, it might be a good idea to close the window, even if a few bees have already flown into the house. Somehow, Democrats who oppose shutting the border don’t see the analogy.
If your idea is truly innovative, you’re going to hear from the naysayers. After all, if it really were such a good idea, someone would have already done it, right?
Opportunities arrive and you think, ‘Wow, that seems like a really good idea.’ You take risks. If they don’t work out, you move on.
My first business was a retro-gaming site where you’d go and play all these cool old-school games. It was a good idea but ahead of its time.
I started in the mailroom, literally, as an intern… in 1974. The legislator I was working for at the time said, ‘I want you to get your law degree and come back here and get elected and be the first woman governor.’ I kind of took that guy seriously – I thought that sounded like a pretty good idea.
I’ve had times where I’ve joked, like, ‘I’m going to move to Vermont and become a painter.’ And sometimes that joke felt like, ‘Oh that’s a good idea.’ But it was only, like, a daydream for a moment to, like, escape.
If you’re a kid at a secondary comprehensive in North London as I was in the seventies, prancing around doing acting and being a luvvie wasn’t really a good idea for your personal security.
I think it’s always a good idea to dress as someone you like, as long as it’s done in good taste. That’s the key.
Although I wrote a book about infidelity around the world, I ended up concluding that fidelity is quite a good idea.
If you’re famous and supposedly wise, it’s always a good idea to have a tape recorder in the room. Never can tell when you might spew out a line or two worth printing somewhere.
I think everyone is forgetting what plastic surgery is for – if you have a face-eating tumour, lose a breast or are involved in a car accident, then it’s a good idea.
‘The Da Vinci Code’ was pretty awful. A good idea disappointingly handled.
You can have an idea that everyone else thinks is dumb, and it’s still a good idea.
I think why I was attracted to making something with Vice is that level of intimacy that you get as the viewer, getting to see some of that production element where we don’t exactly know what we’re doing, where we’re going, or even if it’s a good idea.
When a good idea sparks, it’s usually because of some subversive angle that means the song we’re writing will be fresh.
I know that it’s probably not a good idea for a comedian, especially a satirist, to support a public policy group or a politician. This is something I learned only too well years ago when I did a fundraiser for Pol Pot. A few years later I saw ‘The Killing Fields,’ and I’ve got to tell you, I just felt like a schmuck.
And I don’t know where I’m heading. I mean, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what I want in life.
As a writer, you have to believe you’re one of the best writers in the world. To sit down every day at the typewriter filled with self-doubt is not a good idea.
It’s always a good idea to go up for the male roles. You go up against a bunch of beefy guys, and the casting director then feels smart for taking you on, like he’s the one who thought outside the box.
You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it’s really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.
Federal law prohibits anyone convicted of a felony from owning a gun. Seems like kind of a good idea, no?
While you are searching for a job, it is a good idea to be on your best behavior.
I woke up one time coming out of a blackout, and I was on an airplane, descending to land in Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. And all I can think is I must have decided it was a good idea to go to France, and got my passport, and got on a plane.
From the day he took office, President Obama has been open to any good idea when it comes to the budget, as long as supporting middle-class families remains our North Star. Republicans won’t extract concessions over the full faith and credit of the United States.
I think if you’ve got a good idea it will stand out in one of the different mediums. For example, something might happen to me today and it could be something to talk about tomorrow on the radio, or I can write about it, or perhaps it will be best suited to telly.
Always changing genres, making very different films is a good idea. It’s a way of making yourself feel vulnerable again, getting back to that innocence. As is working within a circumspect budget.
Gadgets – our houses are filled with them: ones we need, ones we think we need, and others that were a good idea at the time, but have never made it out of their boxes.
A sane person doesn’t think war is a good idea. I’m not a pacifist. I feel that there are situations where fighting is inescapable, but we don’t go looking for those things.
I know that some of the ideas that I have are not always going to be seen as a good idea by everybody but, that’s just life. We learn at some point that you don’t always get your way.
I don’t think it would be a good idea for scientists to have more political power. Scientists as a group are more inclined to try to derive an ought from an is, than the population at large.
People complain that joking about serious subjects is ‘making light’ of them. Isn’t that a good idea? Comedy lets the air out of the bully’s tires.
At the time of the formation of the euro, I would say most American economists said that’s not a good idea; that’s not a currency area that makes sense. And the answer from Europe was, ‘How is Missouri and Mississippi a currency area?’ But the flaw in that was not recognizing the importance of mobility.
Nobody could tell us or really had a very good idea, if there were a massive release of radiation, what kind of medical treatment people were going to need and this or that, or, indeed, whether there would be medical personnel around.
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It’s completely impossible. 2- It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.
Building a professional relationship on respect as opposed to affection is a very good idea. Running your art projects the way you’d run a dry-cleaning business is also a really good idea. You shouldn’t go into work like you’re going on a date, like you’re hanging out with friends.
Abortion is part of being a mother and of caring for children, because part of caring for children is knowing when it’s not a good idea to bring them into the world.
I signed contracts I didn’t think were a good idea but people around me said it was the way forward. It saddens me that I’ll never own my first album ever, which sucks.
Well, rather than to give you my impression on Los Angeles, per se, my older sister’s husband is and American, therefore I have a pretty good idea of the, perhaps the characteristics of Americans in general.
It’s never a good idea to organize society in a way that depletes the energy of half the population. We discovered this with women decades ago, and now it’s time to realize it with introverts.
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Factoring in millions of people when I’m writing a song is not a good idea. I don’t ever do it.
I think it’s a good idea to take samples and live with them a little. So far I’m liking Creed’s Spring Flower. I think I’m going to make it my regular scent.
It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
Football is about joy. It’s about dribbling. I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last.
Marvin Gaye is an inspiration to me. He was one of the first Motown musicians that my mom and dad introduced me to, and I always thought it would be a good idea if I was ever an artist, and now I am, to make a record called ‘Marvin Gaye.’
I never thought a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland or anywhere else was a good idea.
Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.
In a 24/7 news cycle, with all the shrieking, howling voices and rapid-response and instant spinning and Soviet-style disinformation-mongering, a good idea has a shelf life of about, um, six seconds.
I don’t think it’s hypothetical whether or not it’s a good idea to topple secular dictators in the Middle East and hope to get a good outcome and hope that stability comes thereafter.
It’s not my job to get really personal in how I express myself. I’ve met fans, and they’ve been lovely. But letting my personal life out there, I don’t think is a good idea for me. I think the more you do that, the more you can be accused of encouraging that kind of attention.
It’s important to remember that, in the 1930s, a lot of people in the West looked at communism as a pretty good idea. That was partly because they didn’t know how bad things were on the communist side of the world, but it was also partly because things were bad in the West.
It’s always a good idea to chill your crab cake mixture for a few hours, or even overnight, before frying because they’ll hold together better.
The challenge is how strange and different my voice sounds, so I have tried to sound like other people and tried to be something I wasn’t. I have tried to be a soul singer because someone else thought that a good idea. Not because I did.
I have a really good idea for a novel and would like to just kind of try my hand at fiction. I’m starting to kind of get a really good body of work going from a literary standpoint. As long as the audience is there, man, I’ll keep cranking them out.
You know you’ve have a good idea when you’re lying awake at night going ‘someone else is going to take it, I just know it!’
When shooting in the dark, it is a good idea to use a machine gun.
It is difficult to survive as an author in Sweden, so for commercial success, it is good idea to write crime, get yourself translated, and live happily ever after.
I would like to fly in space. Absolutely. That would be cool. I used to just do personally risky things, but now I’ve got kids and responsibilities, so I can’t be my own test pilot. That wouldn’t be a good idea. But I definitely want to fly as soon as it’s a sensible thing to do.
I don’t think facing one of your own active pitchers would be a good idea, unless I got super lucky and hit a ball through the middle or something. That would not be good. I’d pull every muscle in my body.
Entrepreneurs always pitch their idea as ‘the X of Y’, so this is going to be ‘the Microsoft of food.’ And yet disruptive innovations usually don’t have that character. Most of the time, if something seems like a good idea, it probably isn’t.
Good jokes are gems. A good idea is hard to come by. I couldn’t give them to someone else, even for money. It just wouldn’t seem right.
Graduating from high school is certainly a good idea, but it’s no longer much protection against poverty.
And so they pitched the show to me. It sounded like a good idea. We pitched the show back, and got it sold and got it on the air. And that’s kicking the tail.
The smart thing in the art world is to have one good idea and never have another.
I’m no interior decorator, but just I have a feeling that plastic plants in the bathroom… probably not a good idea.
When I was younger, I wanted to be a cop. Then I watched ‘The Wild Wild West,’ and so I wanted to be in the Secret Service like James West. At some point I realized, ‘That guy is not in the Secret Service. He’s an actor.’ That sounds like a good idea too.
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
I was a massive fan of Amy Winehouse growing up. I decided it would be a good idea to become Amy Winehouse with the beehive and ballet shoes. Six months into that, I looked into the mirror and decided I’d better be Mia.
‘Bigg Boss’ is one show that I can never be a part of. I am very restless as a person, so keeping me locked won’t be a good idea.
I was always the kid at school who thought it was a good idea to set off the fire alarm. And much as I’m aware that that’s a trait which also propels other things which are good, I wish I could just pause and go, ‘Is this really what you want to do?’
In the world of musical theatre, if everyone says it’s a good idea, you wonder why nobody has done it before.
When I was 20 years old, if you had a $100 bill and a good idea and a strong work ethic, you could start a company.
I have a pretty good idea of what makes NBA players great – especially at the different positions, and where the biggest problems lie that you have to address in defending those people.
I’m just an artist that makes good music and has a good idea to make money off of that.
There’s no good idea that can’t be improved on.
Take Tom Sachs as an artist. His brain is more brilliant than anything, so of course, anything he puts out over a ten-year period is going to continue to be super relevant. But if you look at some artists, they have one good idea, but unless you know where it’s coming from, it’s not going to be lasting.
No, I haven’t taken training as such but I used to attend all those 7 day workshops before the play. Those workshops aren’t so professional but it’s enough to give you a good idea what acting is all about.
There’s a lot of animals in the open ocean – most of them that make light. And we have a pretty good idea, for most of them, why. They use it for finding food, for attracting mates, for defending against predators. But when you get down to the bottom of the ocean, that’s where things get really strange.
Sometimes you’re the only one who thinks you have a good idea.
What might seem like a good idea to somebody at 21 is probably not going to seem like a good idea at 50, but you don’t know that until you get there.
Basically, if you believe in Moore’s Law, and you believe that hosting is going to become more and more commoditized over time, not being a host is a good idea.
But I loved the theatre and I was just doing theatre 24/7 and kept dropping courses because I didn’t have the time and the chancellor thought that wasn’t a good idea after awhile.
Sleeping with your phone in your bedroom is never a good idea, but it’s even worse when you’re bullied online because it’s too tempting to stay up all night trying to ‘fix’ the situation – which isn’t possible anyway.
If having a beautiful lawn means putting up warning signs several times a year to keep children and pets off of it, it’s probably a good idea to look into alternatives.
I’m one of those people that thinks the world changes in smaller and in more mysterious ways than a lot of people like to think. A lot of traditional charities and organizations do things that on the surface seem like a good idea, but it doesn’t change the way that people think about interacting with other people.
See, I don’t know nothing about singing. I never wanted to be a frontman. Frontmen had big egos and was always crazy and aggravating. I just never thought that was a good idea.
I was like, ‘You know what, I’m going to try a juice cleanse.’ I’d never done it before but I thought it was a good idea. I was miserable. I wanted food, I was cranky and the bottom line is I don’t think I will ever do that again.
I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.
I feel that adoption is a good idea to control population. This would also help orphaned children grow up in a normal way in a family atmosphere that is so important in today’s time. The only thing you need is a large heart.
It’s really not a good idea to forecast or double guess the fates; you will always be fooled.
I don’t ever think it’s a good idea to try to recreate the success you’ve had before; it’s all about chasing something fresh and new.
As you get older, your skin tone will change, and that means the colours that suit you best change, too. Take a trip to a department store and ask for advice, or simply hold colours close to your face in the mirror, as this should give you a good idea of what works.
Sequels are very rarely a good idea, and in any case, the success of the book changed my relationship with the club in some ways.
Because the GIs were sent massively to South Vietnam, maybe it’s a good idea to have a broadcast for them.
I don’t think us going out in the crowd would be a good idea. I think that we’d be torn apart limb from limb.
It’s always a good idea to let the audience make up their own minds.
If I’m going to fly for more than twenty feet it’s generally a good idea to get a stunt guy.
It’s a huge edge, sometime life-saving, to adopt a good idea early and put it into practice.
I think it’s useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer these days is certainly not all tutus! So experience of other dance forms is a good idea.
Right after I got out of the military, I realized that I wasn’t surrounded by men all of the time. I started behaving – and outwardly – how I truly felt inside. And I decided that it would be a good idea if I transitioned.
Everybody has a good idea, but nothing goes as planned.
Being a talented artist is good, it’s nice, but it’s not the most important thing. I think being a good storyteller, having a good idea, a good gag, is probably more important than being a great artist.