Top 500 Idea Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Idea Quotes from famous people such as Ralph Merkle, Robin Williams, Thomas Paine, John Gunther, Pablo Picasso, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Nanotechnology is an idea that most people simply didn'

Nanotechnology is an idea that most people simply didn’t believe.
Ralph Merkle
I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people.
Robin Williams
There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
Thomas Paine
Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.
John Gunther
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Pablo Picasso
Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.
Erica Jong
The idea flow from the human spirit is absolutely unlimited. All you have to do is tap into that well. I don’t like to use the word efficiency. It’s creativity. It’s a belief that every person counts.
Jack Welch
It’s easier to poke holes in an idea than think of ways to fill them. And it’s easier to focus on the 100 reasons you shouldn’t do something rather than the one reason you should.
Wendy Kopp
The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet.
Victoria Moran
When I came to Australia in 1987 as an adoptee from India, I could not have had any idea where my life journey would take me.
Saroo Brierley
I feel that the best companies are started not because the founder wanted a company but because the founder wanted to change the world… If you decide you want to found a company, you maybe start to develop your first idea. And hire lots of workers.
Mark Zuckerberg
Jogging is my idea of nothing to do.
Merlin Olsen
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Robert Half
The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
Arianna Huffington
I kinda like the idea of having an album that’s all me.
J. Cole
I think you have to let go of this idea that you can be precious about everything, and let it be the abstract mess that it is.
Ryan Reynolds
The idea of bringing color into the Super Brow collection was really inspired by seeing all our fans and followers posting colorful eyebrow pictures using our liquid lipsticks. I think that’s really cool because you know, the formula, although it’s not designed for the eye, it can work on an eyebrow.
Kat Von D
I didn’t want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful.
Annie Leibovitz
Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.
Benjamin Spock
We are not living up to Thomas Jefferson’s idea of what a trial by jury means.
Glenne Headly
The idea of it becomes a little freaky if you’re dealing with someone who has trouble differentiating between fantasy and reality, but that’s a concern no matter what kind of movie you’re dealing with.
Adam Arkin
At Cornell University, my professor of European literature, Vladimir Nabokov, changed the way I read and the way I write. Words could paint pictures, I learned from him. Choosing the right word, and the right word order, he illustrated, could make an enormous difference in conveying an image or an idea.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Penicillin and plastic bags help a lot, fridges and hot water make manliness more comfortable and Tom Ford’s fragrance range makes it smell better, but the idea that has pushed our lives into the light more than any other -ism or -ology is feminism.
A. A. Gill
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.
Stanley Kubrick
I’m a collector of experiences and also very impulsive; I get an impulse to do something and my intuition of telling me to do something or if I get this idea and I think it’s brilliant, I just have to do it.
Julia Fox
Brand is not a product, that’s for sure; it’s not one item. It’s an idea, it’s a theory, it’s a meaning, it’s how you carry yourself. It’s aspirational, it’s inspirational.
Kevin Plank
You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea – O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end.
Karel Capek
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Bill Russell
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
Walt Disney
There was a brief period in college where I flirted with the idea of becoming a lawyer because my father was one. But I was cured of it rather swiftly.
Laeta Kalogridis
The idea behind fast food is great – people want convenience.
Kimbal Musk
I had no idea what I was doing when I wrote 'Search.' T

I had no idea what I was doing when I wrote ‘Search.’ There was no carefully designed work plan. There was no theory that I was out to prove.
Tom Peters
In an open society, no idea can be above scrutiny, just as no people should be beneath dignity.
Maajid Nawaz
If there’s one theme in all my work, it’s about authenticity and self-expression. It’s the idea that some things are, in some real sense, really you – or express what you and others aren’t.
Bernard Williams
I think that the idea that I’m writing for many more people than I ever imagined has created a certain general responsibility that is literary and political. There’s even pride involved, in not wanting to fall short of what I did before.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Made with Pencils is grounded in the creativity of a few, propelled by the financial support of many, and most importantly, it’s empowering generations to come. A simple idea, a heartfelt desire, and a world of possibility. A pencil, a promise, and a dream.
Adam Braun
The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
Shirin Ebadi
Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea.
Craig Bruce
I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.
Carson Daly
I believe with all my heart that America remains ‘the great idea’ that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom’s not, and I’m not. But I believe in God, and that there’s a higher power and an intelligence that’s bigger than us and that we can rely on. It’s not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support.
Ellen DeGeneres
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 about it who makes a difference.
Nolan Bushnell
No one can tell you what to expect or can offer a guide to grief. Because every relationship is so unique, no two people grieve the same way. And you have no idea how you are going to grieve till you are grieving.
Alysia Reiner
Fleabag knows men and women are equal and should be treated as such, but what she’s confused about – and what I was confused about – was the idea that wanting bigger boobs doesn’t mean you don’t want equal rights.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
Albert Camus
There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea.
Gustav Stickley
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible.
Ray Bradbury
Let’s not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky.
Boris Yeltsin
The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping.
Benjamin Britten
Why would anyone get married and have babies? That’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard in my life. Or the scariest thing I’ve ever heard in my life.
Aziz Ansari
I’m quite into the idea of engineering being beautiful.
Sean Booth
You know what the Englishman’s idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.
William Butler Yeats
No matter what problem you encounter, whether it’s a grand challenge for humanity or a personal problem of your own, there’s an idea out there that can overcome it. And you can find that idea.
Ray Kurzweil
The concept of Shwopping is so clever, I think. The idea is that every time someone goes shopping, they can take an unwanted item of clothing and pop it in the recycling bin in their M&S store for Oxfam.
Joanna Lumley
My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.
Andy Warhol
I’m getting rid of this idea that you want people to like you. I’m making decisions on what feels right to me. To act in a more carnal way. That’s my challenge.
Mackenzie Davis
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Mary Kay Ash
My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.
Ani DiFranco
Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.
Dean Kamen
I’m a Texan – my idea of gun control is hitting what you aim at and nothing else.
Blake Farenthold
When you fall head over heels for someone, you’re not falling in love with who they are as a person; you’re falling in love with your idea of love.
Elisabeth Rohm
Women tend to judge other women harshly. We should be kinder to each other, accept that we’re all different and can make different choices. Not go for some kind of stereotypical idea that we’re perfect. Frankly, I’m not perfect.
Cherie Blair
My friends and family are my support system. They tell

My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the water.
Kelly Clarkson
I love that idea that if you know someone’s story, it’s impossible not to love them. This is potentially hokey but incredibly true, as far as I’m concerned.
Andrew Garfield
The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right.
Paul Farmer
To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
James Madison
For most of my life I’ve liked to pretend I live in a starship. Punching in fake codes to get into doorways that obviously are not secure. I love that idea of living on a spaceship. Because essentially we are: a gigantic thing floating in some infinite darkness that’s running on principles that we don’t even understand.
Reggie Watts
Black men struggle with masculinity so much. The idea that we must always be strong really presses us all down – it keeps us from growing.
Donald Glover
Nothing dies harder than a bad idea.
Julia Cameron
I’m not that keen on the idea of being unconscious.
Christopher Hitchens
The story of ‘Prometheus’ is the idea that if you’re given a gift from the gods, do not abuse it, and do not think you can compete.
Ridley Scott
I’m not saying that in order to be a great jazz musician you have to be a great classical pianist first. But I am saying that it makes things easier when you can get around the instrument, and you have some idea of how to approach the various hurdles.
Aaron Diehl
I never look forward, because I have no idea about how any of it happened to getting here. I’ve no idea how the next five years are going to be.
Paul McCartney
Not all paintings are abstract; they’re not all Jackson Pollock. There’s value in a photograph of a man alone on a boat at sea, and there is value in painting of a man alone on a boat at sea. In the painting, the painting has more freedom to express an idea, more latitude in being able to elicit certain emotion.
Aaron Sorkin
The idea is that that there is no such thing as an external enemy.
Guy Ritchie
I’m fascinated by the idea that genetics is digital. A gene is a long sequence of coded letters, like computer information. Modern biology is becoming very much a branch of information technology.
Richard Dawkins
Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one’s outlook; it only confirms one’s idea that one is unique.
Elizabeth Bowen
We’re blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We’re not designed to know how little we know.
Daniel Kahneman
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
Charles Kettering
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
E. W. Howe
Quetzalcoatl is a primal idea of the duality of human nature. The serpent is the embodiment of Heaven and Earth. It scares people in many ways.
Robert Graham
I love the big fresh starts, the clean slates like birthdays and new years, but I also really like the idea that we can get up every morning and start over.
Kristin Armstrong
We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society.
Ernestine Rose
The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.
Bill Gates
I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That’s why I started in with the props.
John Wayne
And I love the idea of spending the whole day in bed with my lover.
Jennifer Lopez
There’s this ridiculous idea that I’m a gender traitor because I’m not a feminist. I’m supposed to be part of a sisterhood: you’re automatically supposed to support all women just because you have the same genitals as them, which doesn’t make sense.
Lauren Southern
The whole idea of love is scary – so is being with someone for the rest of your life and being happy with them for the rest of your life. There’s lots of research to suggest that, actually, love’s not really that simple.
Aziz Ansari
I had no idea there was such a thin line between sanity and insanity. I got pushed right to the edge by tragedy in my life, and I couldn’t stand up; I couldn’t recover.
Margaret Trudeau
Fortune cookies are a good idea. If the message is positive, it can make your day a little better.
Yao Ming
I’ve met Oprah Winfrey twice, but I want to spend some quality time with her. I want to sit her down and talk at her for a minute about what she means to me and why she means that. Then I have some advice for her, too… I have an idea or two.
Ross Mathews
An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.
Stephen Fry
I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty.
Miuccia Prada
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea,

I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
Simone Weil
As a girl growing up in Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and then India, the idea of cracking the industry in America seemed crazy. So thankfully, the way I was raised was to be an open person.
Hannah Simone
If you look into the religions, they have this deep idea of human dignity and the source of dignity being conscience.
Martha Nussbaum
I like to talk about lint and coasters, the expansion of the universe and maybe McDonald’s. I’m completely turned off by the idea of politics.
Steven Wright
Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There’s nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch.
Larry Flynt
The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.
Paulo Coelho
The idea of getting old is horrific, but I don’t want to make it worse by becoming a grotesque caricature. A lot of people have made that mistake of trying so hard to hang on to their looks that they make themselves look really scary.
Jerry Hall
A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.
Louis L’Amour
I have an idea of who I want to be, I have a vision of my own success.
Wiz Khalifa
Death can never kill an idea. Ideas are more powerful than death. Ideas outlive men and can never be destroyed.
Myles Munroe
When you first get opportunities, suddenly you get surrounded by a lot of people who want to make money off you but also are there to help. But they start telling you so much what you need to be and what you need to do to maintain some idea of career maintenance.
Brad Pitt
It is my conviction that marriage is such a good idea, only God could have thought of it.
Myles Munroe
I had this idea that being an introvert was a negative thing, that it had a negative connotation, and I really wanted, as a young person, to strive to be the life of the party and to be really outgoing and to have a million friends. And then I realized that an introvert isn’t a negative.
Grace Helbig
I work a little bit like a sculptor. When I start, my first idea for a building is with the material. I believe architecture is about that. It’s not about paper, it’s not about forms. It’s about space and material.
Peter Zumthor
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Mark Knopfler
I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would have my very own school – no way. And I had no idea I’d be coaching girls. It’s wild.
Liang Chow
Everyone, left to his own devices, forms an idea about what goes on in language which is very far from the truth.
Ferdinand de Saussure
When I put a bicycle wheel on a stool, the fork down, there was no idea of a ‘ready-made’ or anything else. It was just a distraction. I didn’t have any special reason to do it, or any intention of showing it or describing anything.
Marcel Duchamp
I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
George Carlin
With my good friend Rob Penny, I founded the Black Horizons Theater in Pittsburgh with the idea of using the theater to politicize the community or, as we said in those days, to raise the consciousness of the people.
August Wilson
If I don’t have a model in front of me, I don’t have an idea.
Azzedine Alaia
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo
When I made ‘Real,’ I recorded it over the phone in prison. I did it in a week. I had no idea what it was going to sound like. I couldn’t even listen to the masters before it came out, I couldn’t listen to 90% of the beats. I recorded 21 songs in seven days.
Anuel AA
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 huge difference between an idea and its realisation. I’ve had what I thought were great ideas that just didn’t work.
Andy Goldsworthy
I think that most people who complain about our government have no idea what they’re talking about because they’ve never been to a country with a bad government.
Whitney Tilson
If I have an idea, I can actualize it through our political leaders.
Aliko Dangote
I love the theater as much as music, and the whole idea of getting across to an audience and making them laugh, making them cry – just making them feel – is paramount to me.
Stephen Sondheim
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Napoleon Hill
We have created a society where individual rights and freedoms, compassion and diversity are core to our citizenship. But underlying that idea of Canada is the promise that we all have a chance to build a better life for ourselves and our children.
Justin Trudeau
If you have a pre-conceived idea of the world, you edit information. When it leads you down a certain road, you don’t challenge your own beliefs.
David Icke
Diesel pioneered the idea of luxury denim, and we still drive this market. But it encompasses more: the consumers love the brand, the lifestyle, the mentality of Diesel.
Renzo Rosso
Everyone has something to sell. The greatest thing you

Everyone has something to sell. The greatest thing you can ever sell is an idea or talent.
T.I.
My experience in uniform has shaped my life and informed who I am like no other, and it’s difficult for me to wrap my mind around the idea that I will no longer be a soldier.
Jason Kander
I think we all change each other’s paths. I don’t know which law idea that is in physics, but I don’t think any of us can live without affecting one another.
Frank Ocean
The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
Robert Walpole
If black people use their resources properly, they can become as competitive as any group in society – take control of our neighborhoods, our businesses, our schools, including our teachers. The only thing keeping black people from doing it is this idiotic idea about integration, about being racially balanced.
James Meredith
I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.
Dick Bruna
When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.
Rita Rudner
There is not enough funding for basic sciences in India. We have to invest in a big way, and I am pushing that idea.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Everything begins with an idea.
Earl Nightingale
This idea that being youthful is the only thing that’s beautiful or attractive simply isn’t true. I don’t want to be an ‘ageless beauty.’ I want to be a woman who is the best I can be at my age.
Sharon Stone
I want to support the whole idea of the humanities and teaching the humanities as being something that – even if it can’t be quantitatively measured as other subjects – it’s as fundamental to all education.
Tom Stoppard
My idea of baking is buying a ready-make cake mix and throwing in an egg.
Cilla Black
The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.
Ethel Barrymore
A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.
Marcel Proust
I enjoyed my life when I had nothing… and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me.
Joey Ramone
An Internet meme is a hijacking of the original idea. Instead of mutating by random change and spreading by a form of Darwinian selection, Internet memes are altered deliberately by human creativity. There is no attempt at accuracy of copying, as with genes – and as with memes in their original version.
Richard Dawkins
Once I went to bed in Orlando and I woke up in Atlanta. I have no idea how that happened.
A. J. McLean
This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling, or about politics and idea, is just a false binary. Ideas are an expression of the feelings and the intense emotions we hold about the world.
Richard Powers
What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
Eugene Delacroix
Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it’s really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think.
Randy Newman
I remember turning onto the street. I saw barricades and police officers and, just, people everywhere. When I saw all of that, I immediately thought that it was Mardi Gras. I had no idea that they were here to keep me out of the school.
Ruby Bridges
In Japan, you have no idea what they are saying, and they can’t help you either. Nothing makes any sense. They’re very polite, but you feel like a joke is being played on you the entire time you’re there.
Bill Murray
The idea that women were oppressed throughout history is an appalling theory.
Jordan Peterson
‘Everything happens for a reason’ is something that we have to tell ourselves all the time, because it’s good to have the idea that something good is around the corner.
Margot Robbie
Homelessness is the fundamental idea of salvation in Jainism. It means the breaking off of all earthly relations, and therefore, above all, indifference to general impressions and avoidance of all worldly motives, the ceasing to act, to hope, to desire.
Max Weber
Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
Arthur C. Clarke
I’m going to marry a Jewish woman because I like the idea of getting up Sunday morning and going to the deli.
Michael J. Fox
I have always enjoyed vampire stuff without ever having been a full vampire geek. I suppose I love the idea of blood thirst because it can say so much about us, not simply about addiction but about all those desires that can tear a family apart.
Matt Haig
Sending greeting cards to aliens is hardly a new idea. In 2005, Craigslist solicited messages for broadcast to space by a transmitter in Florida, and in 2008, NASA beamed a Beatles song to the North Star (Polaris), on the assumption that any putative Polarians would appreciate the Fab Four’s 1960s-genre compositions.
Seth Shostak
Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.
Madalyn Murray O’Hair
Grandpa didn’t have any idea of customer service. But he wanted to make a living. Eventually, we saw it was not in our best interest to be arguing with customers.
Bruce Nordstrom
I wanted to go to drama school, but when I got the part

I wanted to go to drama school, but when I got the part in ‘Falling,’ I got an agent, so it seemed a good idea to work. I always did a lot of singing and dancing, so I am glad it worked out that way. I would like to study stage acting at some point, though.
Florence Pugh
I watch a TV show called ‘Shark Tank.’ It’s one of my favorite TV shows. It’s basically self-made millionaires who have either come up with their own business or clothing… I came up with the idea of designing clothes.
Jacob Dalton
Apartment living is tough action. Just the whole idea that you share a washer and dryer always freaked me out.
Joe Rogan
The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.
Patti Smith
A thought is an idea in transit.
Pythagoras
I’ve always hated the idea of carrying grudges and resentments around like a load of mouldy suitcases.
Victoria Coren Mitchell
I was actually quite surprised how many more mythologies there are about mermaids than the ones our society knows. I was so pleasantly surprised for ‘Siren’ to add quite an original idea to that: One that is a predator. One that is very intelligent but still has to survive in the ocean with all of its challenges.
Eline Powell
I loved the idea that biology was logical.
Cynthia Kenyon
No one tells you that when you get older sometimes you never escape the bullying. I had no idea people could be as mean as they are when you’re an adult.
Tess Holliday
I’m exhausted by the idea that everyone is presenting this perfect life.
Luke Goss
When I was growing up, I knew I wanted to be a mathematician, but I had no idea what that entailed.
Terence Tao
Let us note that art – even on an abstract level – has never been confined to ‘idea’; art has always been the ‘realized’ expression of equilibrium.
Piet Mondrian
Everywhere on Earth, at this moment, in the new spiritual atmosphere created by the appearance of the idea of evolution, there float, in a state of extreme mutual sensitivity, love of God and faith in the world: the two essential components of the Ultra-human.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results.
Alfred Nobel
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Oscar Wilde
It’s paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.
Andy Rooney
The whole character of Super Dave is a takeoff on people who pontificate. So one thing I never want to do is pontificate why this works, why this is funny. I have no idea what the appeal is. All we are trying to do is make people have a good time and laugh.
Bob Einstein
You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.
Warren Buffett
Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It’s not just entertainment. There’s an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life, which is a progressive way of life for better people.
Ziggy Marley
Good psychology should include all the methodological techniques, without having loyalty to one method, one idea, or one person.
Abraham Maslow
In some sense, I’m a romantic. I like the idea of organic history and tradition.
Rory Stewart
We are pre-disposed for fantasy, there is a natural impulse for human beings to want to get off their heads or out of their heads in something in a substance or a drink or an idea or a religion which will comfort them and make life exciting.
Tom Baker
The idea is that angel investors are supposed to be wealthy people supporting people who need funds, typically who are not wealthy, and don’t have the ability to do it themselves.
Jason Calacanis
The idea of the mask in any scenario has always fascinated me. Not only does it protect identity, it also allows one to hide.
Jason Reynolds
The reason I play music is to touch people – for selfish reasons, as well. It feels good to make someone else feel something, whether it’s a kiss, a painting, good idea or it’s a song.
Dave Matthews
I talk to my friends and, you know, they all seem to get relationships that aren’t right. You kind of want someone who is not at your beck and call but loves the idea of being in a relationship and what that entails.
Ray Liotta
I’m fascinated by the idea that a human connection can be triggered through inanimate devices.
Virgil Abloh
I think, basically, if you talk to anybody, you can gauge an idea of what it’s like to feel deceived. You don’t have to have run into a con artist to feel like you’ve been deceived by someone.
Inbar Lavi
It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life.
Randall Jarrell
Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They’re like the people who become successful and then don’t want to be reminded of the old neighborhood.
Phil Donahue
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
Nelson Mandela
The idea of an afterlife where you can be reunited with

The idea of an afterlife where you can be reunited with loved ones can be immensely consoling – though not to me.
Richard Dawkins
It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’
Audrey Hepburn
I like the idea of being so passionate about everything I do and the fact that I might wake up tomorrow and say ‘I want to be a chef,’ and just pour myself into that.
Kat Graham
Revenge is a particularly interesting concept, especially the notion of whether or not it exists outside of just an abstract idea.
Christopher Nolan
The idea of education has been so tied to schools, universities, and professors that many assume there is no other way, but education is available to anyone within reach of a library, a post office, or even a newsstand.
Louis L’Amour
To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want. I think that, in Europe, we’re probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot.
Douglas Adams
The first time I was cooking for my wife, Stephanie, way before she was my wife, I actually put three chickens on the rotisserie and I closed the grill, which is really a bad idea. But I just wasn’t thinking very straight that day. And I looked outside and I saw, like, smoke and flames.
Bobby Flay
I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn’t like it.
Samuel Goldwyn
You’ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
Earl Nightingale
People have to start realizing that money is just a fiction, an idea.
Cameron Winklevoss
Hollywood is an idea. It’s not a real place.
RuPaul
Stated clearly enough, an idea may cancel itself out.
Mason Cooley
Asian parents, or a lot of parents in general, they have no idea what goes on in this industry. Mine were born in the Philippines, where it’s different, because it is about who you know, and who knows what you have to do to get to the top? So they had a lot of that skepticism.
Manny Jacinto
I was really intrigued by the idea of using live streams of data that’s relevant to real people, and that would allow us to reflect and learn about ourselves.
Aaron Koblin
One day, I can come up with 50 content ideas, and I’m like, ‘Boom, I want to do this idea, this idea, this idea.’ I have a YouTube notebook, and I write them all down. Then other days, I’m like, ‘I have no clue what I want to do today.’ I rarely have days like that.
JoJo Siwa
I am so busy doing nothing… that the idea of doing anything – which as you know, always leads to something – cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything.
Jerry Seinfeld
It’s a very smart and heartfelt movie and that’s why, I think, we’re all drawn to it. We really showed up for this with this collective idea that it was really ambitious, but we felt we all really had something to gain from it.
Robert Downey, Jr.
By people getting together and celebrating this idea of togetherness, great things can happen.
Edward Enninful
The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don’t have to work hard.
Jack Welch
I’m insecure about everything, because… I’m never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I’d like to look like.
Cher
One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don’t have prior awareness, you don’t have any idea what hit you.
Kay Redfield Jamison
The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.
Douglas Haig
Hiroshima has become a metaphor not just for nuclear war but for war and destruction and violence toward civilians. It’s not just the idea we should not use nuclear arms. We should not start another war because it’s madness.
Max von Sydow
The whole idea is to look at the television camera and present as much love as you possibly could to a person who might feel that he or she needs it.
Fred Rogers
‘Frankenstein’ was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That’s a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.
Benedict Cumberbatch
You make the movie through the cinematography – it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me.
Nicolas Roeg
It’s important to have a sound idea, but the really important thing is the implementation.
Wilbur Ross
I’m still in love with what I do, with the idea of making things up, so hours when I write always feel like very blessed hours to me.
Stephen King
I’ve been fascinated by the idea that evil is the absence of empathy.
John Connolly
Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
Vita Sackville-West
I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.
Dita Von Teese
I hate the idea of success robbing you of your private

I hate the idea of success robbing you of your private life.
Paul McCartney
Friendships naturally shift over life. We have different friends for different times in our lives, and sometimes it’s not the best idea to hang on to a friendship to try to make it work if it’s an unhealthy connection.
Tara Stiles
The original and brilliant idea of an MBA was the opportunity for students to study the theory and application of business and management principles.
Warren Bennis
We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.
Friedrich Nietzsche
A revolutionary idea is usually one with its sleeves rolled up.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science – in all of biology.
Bill Nye
An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
Arnold H. Glasow
The idea of dancing is the only thing that scares me.
Johnny Depp
‘LOVE’ bit me. It was a marvelous idea, but it was also a terrible mistake. It became too popular; it became too popular.
Robert Indiana
I’m at a place in my life right now where I’m very happy, very content. I’m finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with.
Sheryl Swoopes
It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what’s cool.
Bill Watterson
Darwin’s idea of natural selection makes people uncomfortable because it reverses the direction of tradition.
Daniel Dennett
I think having a great idea is vastly overrated. I know it sounds kind of crazy and counterintuitive. I don’t think it matters what the idea is, almost. You need great execution.
Felix Dennis
Batman. I like the idea that if I had enough money, time, and vengeance, I could become him.
Todd Howard
I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
Susie Bright
It is much better to have just one idea, and if the idea is clear, then you can fight for it. That is how you can get things done.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
The notion of the single man began in the 1950’s. The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.
Hugh Hefner
I love how Vietnamese cuisine always tastes like flowers, and how they had the ingenious idea of pairing that floral flavor with seafood: such a combination shouldn’t work as well as it does.
Hanya Yanagihara
I love the pigeons. I just raise them, period, and feed them. Pigeons go away, and they always come back. You get a touch of freedom, and then they are free to come back to you. I love the idea of pigeons.
George Foreman
I love the idea of a university as away from capitalist values, where people can do things that don’t immediately have to pay their way. It’s like a monastery in a way, and that beautiful refuge has been destroyed by dogma about what this stuff is for.
Alain de Botton
We need to move into a culture of peace. What I hope to promote is the idea that we all need each other and that the greatest happiness in life is not how much we have but how much we give. That’s a wealth that’s priceless. You can’t buy compassion.
Herbie Hancock
I feel like ‘Birds in the Trap’ seem united; it’s just metaphor for ones in their box that are stuck and can’t get their creative idea out.
Travis Scott
When developing an idea, I remind myself not to start with compromise. I envision the ideal manifestation of the idea, as if I had no limits in resources, materials, or permission.
Janet Echelman
I’d even say it’s a realistic film because that’s the way it happens in our heads; that was the idea.
Alain Resnais
For X-rays, the phenomenon of diffraction by crystals was a natural consequence of the idea that X-rays are waves analogous to light and differ from it only by having a smaller wavelength.
Louis de Broglie
The idea of a spiritual heart transplant is a vivid image to me; once you have the heart of somebody else inside you, then that heart is there. Jesus’ heart is inside me, and my heart is gone. So if God were to place a stethoscope against my chest, he would hear the heart of Jesus Christ beating.
Max Lucado
Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn’t mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense – the idea that anyone can make it.
Fareed Zakaria
Feminism is, I hope, a way to a better future for everyone who inhabits this world. Feminism should not be something that needs a seductive marketing campaign. The idea of women moving through the world as freely as men should sell itself.
Roxane Gay
You have this idea that you’d better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous.
Robin Williams
The smart thing in the art world is to have one good idea and never have another.
Brian Eno
There are over 1 million refugees in Lebanon, a country of 4 million people. How do we solve that? I have no idea. What’s going on, I really don’t know.
Rabih Alameddine
I think in the summer it's a good idea to use a body lo

I think in the summer it’s a good idea to use a body lotion after your shower; bath or sunbath. If you wait until you are dried out, your skin will not only look rough, but it will feel uncomfortable too.
Amanda Blake
I’ve never understood the ‘things to do before you die’ idea. If I was ill, I’d be in no mood to have a swim with a dolphin.
Karl Pilkington
I remember early on, in my very, very early days, I had a makeup artist tell me that I needed to get an attitude. I had no idea what he was talking about.
Andie MacDowell
I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting’s finished it becomes a fixed idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns… your thought process goes on.
Georg Baselitz
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
Oprah Winfrey
The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels.
Rupert Sheldrake
It is my opinion that everything must be based on a simple idea. And it is my opinion that this idea, once we have finally discovered it, will be so compelling, so beautiful, that we will say to one another, yes, how could it have been any different.
John Archibald Wheeler
True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain.
Zig Ziglar
America is not just a country, it’s an idea, and real Americans are getting busy.
Bono
To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up to be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you.
Russell Brand
As a young manager, I had no idea what it meant to be a chef.
Roy Choi
I’m not motivated by money or fame. I’m more driven by the electricity of creativity. The idea of being one of the legends that inspired me, being like Tupac.
Vic Mensa
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
J. K. Rowling
The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
Alan Watts
The original idea before Mint was a life and goal planning system I called Carpe Viva. The idea was that all of life’s goals, from buying a house, getting an MBA, or learning Spanish could be quantified in both time and money.
Aaron Patzer
No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man.
H. L. Mencken
Every garden scheme should have a backbone, a central idea beautifully phrased. Every wall, path, stone and flower should have its relationship to the central idea.
Edwin Lutyens
Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we’re in a battle between tyranny and freedom – it’s a series of pendulum swings.
Jon Stewart
If you deny people their own voice, you’ll have no idea of who they were.
Alice Walker
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Richard P. Feynman
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
Marcus Aurelius
The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality.
Tom Felton
I like the idea of finding parts that I know I can do but I don’t totally understand them right away.
Paul Dano
Hugh Everett’s work has been described by many people in terms of many worlds, the idea being that every one of the various alternative histories, branching histories, is assigned some sort of reality.
Murray Gell-Mann
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.
Eugene Parker
I hate the idea that you shouldn’t wear something just because you’re a certain age.
Miuccia Prada
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas A. Edison
I like the idea of the comedy of resilience.
Oscar Isaac
Growing up, my parents were Roman Catholic – strict Catholics – from New Orleans. I understood the idea in the principle of spirituality. I noticed it in the stories that I read. The Trinity was something that was brought up consistently: the power of three. Things happened in threes, and I thought that was brilliant.
Dawn Richard
Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality.
James A. Garfield
At one point, I recognized that Warren Buffett, though

At one point, I recognized that Warren Buffett, though he had every advantage in learning from Ben Graham, did not copy Ben Graham but, rather, set out on his own path and ran money his way, by his own rules… I also immediately internalized the idea that no school could teach someone how to be a great investor.
Michael Burry
We dare not supress thoughts, but when they are expressed through violence, like the idea that power comes from the barrel of a gun, they must be dealt with and met accordingly.
Ferdinand Marcos
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.
Woody Allen
The decision to use a pen name was nothing more than a desire to compartmentalise my life. However, I had not thought about an appropriate pseudonym, and since there’s an abundance of anagrams in the novel, the idea struck me: why not use an anagram of my name? Hence, Shawn Haigins.
Ashwin Sanghi
Women say they have sexual thoughts too. They have no idea. It’s the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it. If they knew what we were really thinking, they’d never stop slapping us.
Larry Miller
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.
Sigmund Freud
It’s an old-fashioned, very outdated, non-functioning idea that we can drain all the resources from directly around us and skyrocket to the top of a skyscraper, and that’s success. We have to understand that when one has to leech from others to that degree, then that’s something we need to watch and stop.
Jimmi Simpson
In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered, and the manner in which it is expressed, is much more important than the idea itself.
Jacques-Louis David
Conflict is good in a negotiation process… it’s the clash of two ideas, which then, all being well, produces a third idea.
Luke Roberts
When I started studying architecture, people would say, you know, ‘Can you tell me why are all modern buildings so boring?’ Because, like, people had this idea that in the good old days, architecture had, like, ornament and little towers and spires and gargoyles, and today, it just becomes very practical.
Bjarke Ingels
At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it.
Camille Pissarro
I am a proud member of the LGBT community and could never bear the idea that someone could say I was closeted.
Amber Heard
My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
Oprah Winfrey
I see myself out of my own eyes, which means I have no idea what’s going on the other way around. I just think I try to be a good person – and I fail.
Julian Casablancas
I’m just fascinated by houses. In another life, I’d have probably trained as an architect. If I had enough money, I’d collect them like other people collect teapots. I don’t know why I love them so much. I’m just very interested in the idea of a house as a metaphor for the way one lives.
Frances Mayes
Entrepreneurs are not driven by fear; they are driven by the idea to create impact.
Bhavish Aggarwal
The original title for ‘In the Mood for Love’ was called ‘A Story About Food.’ The idea was to tell a love story through different courses.
Wong Kar-wai
They are imbeciles who call my work abstract. That which they call abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things.
Constantin Brancusi
The old and honorable idea of ‘vocation’ is simply that we each are called, by God, or by our gifts, or by our preference, to a kind of good work for which we are particularly fitted.
Wendell Berry
The idea of prosthetics is a tool. Most people’s cell phones are prosthetics. If you leave your cell phone at home, you feel impacted by not having it. It’s an important part of your daily function and what you can do in a day.
Aimee Mullins
I believe love at first sight is possible. Centuries of literature and art and beauty has been dedicated to that idea, so who am I to argue, even if I’ve never experienced it?
Maggie Grace
Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.
Brene Brown
My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything.
Susan Sontag
As I grow older, the idea takes increasing hold in me that we’ve misunderstood our own delicacy and diversity as human beings.
Aram Saroyan
Every idea that comes to mind I execute, or I look for outlets to put out ideas.
Virgil Abloh
We don’t see very far in the future, we are very focused on one idea at a time, one problem at a time, and all these are incompatible with rationality as economic theory assumes it.
Daniel Kahneman
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don’t take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
I like the idea that I’m making things that people might think and argue about.
Kristin Scott Thomas
I love animals, and I was always attracted to the idea of being a zoo veterinarian or a veterinarian with the circus.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Equalising performance between teams runs completely counter to the idea of F1 and would be very unfair for us.
Lewis Hamilton
Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author’s phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
Guy Debord
There's a very passionate pro-chewing movement on the I

There’s a very passionate pro-chewing movement on the Internet called Chewdiasm. They say that we should be chewing 50 to 100 times per mouthful, which is insane. I tried that. It takes like a day and a half to eat a sandwich. But their basic idea is right. If you chew, you’ll eat slower and you will get more nutrients.
A. J. Jacobs
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
Buddha
I refused to accept anything, doubted everything. So, doubting everything, I had to find something that had not existed before, something I had not thought of before. Any idea that came to me, the thing would be to turn it around and try to see it with another set of senses.
Marcel Duchamp
There’s an idea that London is a planet on its own: that it’s starting to diverge from the rest of the solar system. We need to combat that.
Boris Johnson
When I came up with Ethereum, my first first thought was, ‘Okay, this thing is too good to be true.’ As it turned out, the core Ethereum idea was good – fundamentally, completely sound.
Vitalik Buterin
In economics, one of the most important concepts is ‘opportunity cost’ – the idea that once you spend your money on something, you can’t spend it again on something else.
Malcolm Turnbull
My idea of my music is constantly changing so I feel like how other people react to my old songs just ends up putting more pressure on myself from my own perspective.
Tate McRae
Before WeWork, I had a baby clothing company. When I started out, I had no real contacts in the garment business and no mentor to guide me on how things worked. I just had an idea to put pads on the baby clothes on to protect the baby’s knees.
Adam Neumann
We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 – and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?
Arthur C. Clarke
Evolution is the idea some people have to explain life without God.
Ken Ham
The hardest thing is the idea. Ideas come from somewhere but as far as we know they come from nowhere.
Ian Hunter
When we were starting off as kids, just the idea of maybe going to do this as a living instead of getting what we thought was going to be a boring job, was exciting.
Paul McCartney
My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I’m killing somebody.
Steve Earle
Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
Sydney J. Harris
My plan is to have no plan. If you know what plan you have, life has its own ideas and will take you in any direction it pleases. So my idea about life is to just be open to it and to go with the flow and go with my gut.
Toni Collette
I do think the strategy of Trump, and now the Republican Party, is to eviscerate the idea of objective truth.
Daniel Pfeiffer
You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance.
Wallis Simpson
Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
John Locke
I grew up in a bit of a feminist fantasy with a single mom. I was totally shielded, in a way, from an idea that I couldn’t do something.
Patty Jenkins
It is a little disappointing to see that your legs are not as strong. But I like the idea of growing old, and the thought of approaching death is not particularly daunting to me.
Francis Ford Coppola
The idea of music is to liberate the listener and lead him to a frame where he feels he is elevated.
A. R. Rahman
And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.
J. K. Rowling
A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery.
C. S. Lewis
I loathe the idea of going onstage in a T-shirt and jeans.
Martin Gore
I’m not giving in to anyone else’s idea of how I ought to feel and look at 70. ‘Retirement’ is not a word I can even visualize. I retire when I go to bed!
Carmen Dell’Orefice
I loved the idea of playing this naughty old bag, offering her own explanation. It’s my idea of heaven.
Diana Rigg
I have a different idea of a universal. It is of a universal rich with all that is particular, rich with all the particulars there are, the deepening of each particular, the coexistence of them all.
Aime Cesaire
Well, I have a farm in Vermont that’s my main residence, where I do lots of digging and mowing, and ride tractors – just so you don’t get the wrong idea that I’m too girlie!
Tim Daly
Some days I can’t get an idea, and I think, ‘Man, I’m just washed up,’ but it’s just a mood.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
Ken Hakuta
The idea of love as a mysterious, undiscovered world has come to have no place in our innermost imagination.
John Cassavetes
When I walk down the runway, my main goal is to not thi

When I walk down the runway, my main goal is to not think about the people watching. The idea of all eyes on me would make me too uncomfortable. As I step on the runway, I take a deep breath, focus on a point in the distance, and go!
Gisele Bundchen
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller
I think globalization is a great thing. And now a lot of people complain about globalization; a lot of people don’t like, you know, the globalize of the concept, the idea of the results. I think the globalization is a great idea and to create a lot of jobs.
Jack Ma
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
Paul Rand
Good actors, especially when they know their character, will come in and either tell you in advance that they have an idea, or in the middle of the rehearsal or the scene they’ll let it loose and you go, ‘Ah that’s great.’
Denis Leary
I had a ukulele when I was much younger. I have no idea what happened to it but I think that was part of it, just being inspired and wanting to try to play an instrument that, to me, sounded beautiful.
Tracy Chapman
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking.
Voltaire
There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.
Antonin Artaud
I kind of liked the idea of filming musicians. I could like a musician and know, at the same time, maybe nobody else maybe liked them much or appreciated them.
D. A. Pennebaker
As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.
Isaac Newton
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.
Steven Wright
‘The Tiger And The Snow’ is a beautiful movie. I am in love with this idea.
Roberto Benigni
Most of my songs are about Jesus. Most of my songs are about the idea that there is salvation, and that there is a Savior. But I won’t mention his name in a song just to get a cheap play.
Pete Townshend
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
Jean Ingelow
All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
Charlie Chaplin
That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.
James Thomson
The implication is that this basic idea we have that we are controlled by our genes is false. It’s an idea that turns us into victims. I’m saying we are the creators of our situation. The genes are merely the blueprints. We are the contractors, and we can adjust those blueprints. And we can even rewrite them.
Bruce Lipton
The Alanis Morissette tour, everybody thinks that was all sitting around, lighting candles and talking intelligently about synergy and big words. That band was so gnarly. We were such scumbags. Alanis had no idea. We were like Van Halen.
Taylor Hawkins
I guarantee there’s people who watch television who have no idea how complicated it is to make a television show.
Ron White
How can justice be attained when, in the expiation of an old wrong, another wrong is to be committed? No reasonable creature would conceive of the idea of obliterating ink stains with ink, or spots of oil with oil. Only blood must be washed out with blood.
Bertha von Suttner
You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
Walker Percy
In America, they like to think, ‘Do as many things as you can.’ That’s what I like about being here. ‘You’re a polymath! We call you multi-hyphenates!’ I like the idea you’re allowed work as much as you can.
Aisling Bea
Church architecture describes visually the idea of the sacred, which is a fundamental need of man.
Mario Botta
The idea of ‘Spoonful’ was that it doesn’t take a large quantity of anything to be good. If you have a little money when you need it, you’re right there in the right spot, that’ll buy you a whole lot.
Howlin’ Wolf
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln
One is that you have to take time, lots of time, to let an idea grow from within. The second is that when you sign on to something, there will be issues of trust, deep trust, the way the members of a string quartet have to trust one another.
Yo-Yo Ma
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
Napoleon Hill
At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.
Rosa Parks
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Linus Pauling
An experimental idea doesn’t have to be separated from a mainstream context. The really exciting thing is where those two things are together. That’s where you can get real change.
Sophie
When I wrote ‘Lord of the Flies’ – I had no idea it would even get published.
William Golding
When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No on

When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea.
Constance Baker Motley
To escape and sit quietly on the beach – that’s my idea of paradise.
Emilia Wickstead
I always recommend, if you can, to patent or protect whatever your idea is. If you can’t, you have to make your best judgment. Sometimes people don’t get anywhere because they sit on something, so afraid to reveal it. And yet, in the reverse, sometimes if you expose something too widely, you can risk losing it.
Lori Greiner
I have this idea of a Taiwan Consensus, which means people in Taiwan have to get together and form a consensus of their own and that they turn around to talk to the Chinese to form a cross-strait consensus so we can build a relationship on that consensus. And in my view, that is the right order to do things.
Tsai Ing-wen
I’m an evangelist for the idea of being ultrafit if you want to be the best of breed. Getting into world-class physical condition is one of the smartest moves you can make.
Robin S. Sharma
There’s a lack of people in power that are motivated by the idea of helping people.
Kanye West
I think the idea is that every time we perform Big Red Machine music it should be different somehow – like, different people, different songs maybe, definitely different versions of the songs.
Aaron Dessner
There is something in Shanghai that is very exciting and alive – the idea of a city with two different souls, one from today and another from a long time ago, is amazing.
Alessandro Michele
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein
There’s no good idea that can’t be improved on.
Michael Eisner
I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you’re left with a whole bunch of illusions. Smoke and mirrors.
Sarah McLachlan
Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.
Pope Francis
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
Thomas Merton
I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.
Neil LaBute
I’m starting to realize that people are beginning to want to know about me. It’s a jolly strange idea.
A. N. Wilson
I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of Oz’ very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I’ve spent my entire life trying to get over it.
Judy Garland
One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one.
Henry Miller
America is the only nation in the world based on an idea – freedom and self-government – so if we don’t understand that idea and what sacrifices were made to win that freedom and keep it for over two centuries, how can we possibly continue to keep it?
Eric Metaxas
I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.
Elon Musk
The very idea that we get a moral compass from religion is horrible. Not only should we not get our moral compass from religion, as a matter of fact we don’t.
Richard Dawkins
Racists seem obsessed by the idea that illegal workers – the hardest-working, poorest people in America – are somehow getting away with something, sneaking goodies that should be for Americans. You can always avoid this problem by having no social services. This is the refreshing Texas model, and it works a treat.
Molly Ivins
People don’t understand what happiness is, so they have an idea of what will make them happy, but it never does.
Richard Gere
Successful presidential campaigns follow a two-part strategy. For Republicans, Richard Nixon described it as running to the right in the primaries and running back to the center in the general election. For Democrats, the idea is to go to the left in the primaries, then to the center.
Lawrence O’Donnell
I hate the idea of theatre just being an evening pastime. It should be emotionally and intellectually demanding. I love football. The level of analysis that you listen to on the terraces is astonishing. If people did that in the theatre… but they don’t. They expect to sit back and not participate.
Sarah Kane
There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Everett Dirksen
The idea of personal salvation is intensely repugnant to me when it is not absurd. Imagine Roosevelt, the big brute, preserving his personality in a future state and swaggering about as a celestial Rough Rider!
George Bernard Shaw
An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.
Elbert Hubbard
There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power, than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness, that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral.
Ida Tarbell
That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn’t be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.
Mos Def
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.
Anne Lamott
You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself a

You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it.
William Gilbert
It’s a mystery. That’s the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it’s mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously.
Stephen King
The idea behind digital computers may be explained by saying that these machines are intended to carry out any operations which could be done by a human computer.
Alan Turing
On the one hand, the idea of marriage and the sort of traditional family life repulses me. But on the other hand, I long for it, you know what I mean? I’m constantly in conflict with things. And it is because of my past and my upbringing and the journey that I’ve been on.
Madonna Ciccone
At Pixar, we do sequels only when we come up with a great idea, and we always strive to be different than the original.
John Lasseter
I don’t take care of myself at all. I’ve no idea why I’m not a fat bloater. I eat everything and anything. I never cook and just eat take-outs.
Travis Fimmel
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
Pearl S. Buck
I like the idea that the body is a vessel, that it’s not necessarily representative of the real you that’s inside of it.
Laura Jane Grace
The whole idea of how people will learn computer science, I believe will be through game development.
David Baszucki
There’s a reason I live in the Maine woods, where nobody knows what I do for a living. I think you can be better if someone who’s coming to see you perform has no idea who you really are.
Janet McTeer
The fact is, when men carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can isolate them – neither prison walls nor the sod of cemeteries. For a single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will sustain them all.
Fidel Castro
Reinforcement learning is the idea of being able to assign credit or blame to all the actions you took along the way while you were getting that reward signal.
Jeff Dean
A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.
Marilyn vos Savant
American policies toward Asians reached a nadir in 1924, with the implementation of a law that sought ‘to preserve the idea of American homogeneity’ and denied admission to the country to most non-whites. Immigration from Asia was banned completely, with the establishment of an ‘Asiatic Barred Zone.’
Karan Mahajan
Ultimately, you have to pursue your own path, not someone’s idea of the right path. You need to stay on your path.
Baz Luhrmann
‘Snow White’ is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today’s science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It’s bizarre.
Julia Roberts
Who can’t relate to the idea of leaving one chapter behind and moving on to the next?
Mike Shinoda
I’ve taken a lot of risks through the years, but I always followed my instincts and always explored new opportunities. The biggest reward has been having an idea and being able to make it a reality. My passions always lead the way – travel and adventure, fitness, art, and home.
Cynthia Rowley
In fiction, you have a rough idea what’s coming up next – sometimes you even make a little outline – but in fact you don’t know. Each day is a whole new – and for me, a very invigorating – experience.
Peter Matthiessen
No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time.
Emma Goldman
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Maria Montessori
Akshay’s idea of a romantic date is a six-kilometre jog, followed by 500 crunches… together! Eeeeks!
Twinkle Khanna
The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament must therefore precede the attainment of absolute security and lasting peace.
Ludwig Quidde
Zidane transmits a very clear idea to the players. He doesn’t need to give a 20 minute motivational talk, he doesn’t need it. With his presence alone, he achieves what he wants – his personality is synonymous with success.
Toni Kroos
May He who is the Brahman of the Hindus, the Ahura-Mazda of the Zoroastrians, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jehovah of the Jews, the Father in Heaven of the Christians give strength to you to carry out your noble idea.
Swami Vivekananda
My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people’s idea of obsessive.
David Fincher
‘Fallout 76’ is a very different ‘Fallout’ game. We’re very aware of that. We think a lot of people will like it, because we like it. But a lot of people probably won’t. We need to balance that. This is an idea we have, and there’s a lot of old ‘Fallout’ stuff in it, but it’s a very new experience.
Todd Howard
A lot of people like the idea of eternal love and eternal romance. The notion of love that is more profound and deeper because it is eternal is very powerful.
James Patterson
Sometimes I get an idea for cinema. And when you get an idea that you fall in love with, this is a glorious day.
David Lynch
Maori get pigeonholed into the idea they’re spiritual and telling stories like ‘Whale Rider’ and ‘Once Were Warriors,’ quite serious stuff, but we’re pretty funny people, and we never really have had an opportunity to show that side of ourselves, the clumsy, nerdy side of ourselves, which is something I am.
Taika Waititi
I used to be a calligrapher for weddings and events – that was my side job while I was auditioning. I think handwritten notes are a lost art form. When I booked my first pilot, my dad wrote me a letter that I still have. The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special.
Meghan Markle
Sometimes we fall in love with the idea of a person and

Sometimes we fall in love with the idea of a person and have trouble seeing the real thing.
Paul Dano
Your initial idea may or may not work, but you have to remember that a failed idea is nothing but a stepping stone to a bigger success.
Naveen Jain
There are a lot of songs that would ostensibly be a good candidate for parody, yet I can’t think of a clever enough idea.
Al Yankovic
There’s something really beautiful about people from all different walks of life… who are bound together by this big idea about American identity and American unity and American interests.
Stephen Miller
The American Dream is still alive out there, and hard work will get you there. You don’t necessarily need to have an Ivy League education or to have millions of dollars startup money. It can be done with an idea, hard work and determination.
Bill Rancic
I have a concept of Naples that is not so much of a city, per se, but rather an ingredient of the human spirit that I detect in everyone, Neapolitan or not. The idea that ‘Neapolitanism’ and mass ignorance are somehow indissolubly linked is one that I am prepared to fight with all the strength I have.
Luciano De Crescenzo
The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.
Marquis de Sade
The truth is, we have this idea that late night is about creativity and being cool, but that’s not our job. Our job is to get as many people watching the commercials in between our show. That’s the reality of it.
Jimmy Kimmel
It is very a dangerous thing to have an idea that you will not practice.
Phyllis Bottome
Paris is always a good idea.
Audrey Hepburn
When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.
Vera Wang
The basic idea that incentives can be used to motivate behavior is a powerful one. It works for employees, and it has a clear place in parenting, as anyone who has tried to potty-train a recalcitrant toddler with sticker rewards knows.
Emily Oster
An idea is salvation by imagination.
Frank Lloyd Wright
If I was freer than I had ever been in my life, I was not yet entirely free, for I still hung on to an idea that had been set deep in me by all my schooling so far: I was a bright boy and I ought to make something out of myself… something else that would be a cut or two above my humble origins.
Wendell Berry
The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
Elizabeth Blackwell
Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
Edward de Bono
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
There was no pressure or blackmail from the U.S. I had no idea the military aid was held up.
Volodymyr Zelensky
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.
Joe Walsh
Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.
Josh Billings
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
Pablo Picasso
Whenever I finish a movie, I usually go through a period where I think I’ll never have another idea. And then, somehow, you get another idea.
Sofia Coppola
I think that the job of poetry, its political job, is to refresh the idea of justice, which is going dead in us all the time.
Robert Hass
It might be an idea for all literary critics to read the books they analyse aloud – it certainly helps to fix them in the mind, while providing a readymade seminar with your audience.
Will Self
Wherever you go in the world, Batman is known. Everyone has an idea of what he should be like.
Sam Heughan
I have an idea that the phrase ‘weaker sex’ was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.
Ogden Nash
People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children’s book. I say, ‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children’s book’, but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you’re directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.
Martin Amis
I wanted to become a cartoon artist, a portrait artist, and an illustrator. This was my first idea.
Karl Lagerfeld
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
Clarence Darrow
The idea that women are innately gentle is a fantasy, and a historically recent one. Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, is depicted as wreathed in male human skulls; the cruel entertainments of the Romans drew audiences as female as they were male; Boudicca led her British troops bloodily into battle.
Naomi Wolf
The sole ultimate factor in human decisions is physical force. This we must learn, however repugnant the idea may seem, if we are to protect ourselves and our institutions. Reliance on anything else is fallacious and ruinous.
H. P. Lovecraft
The idea of a new hero for a new day sang to me.

The idea of a new hero for a new day sang to me.
Corey Hawkins
If I wake up in the middle of the night and have an idea, I want to go to my computer and be able to do it. So I hired someone at Guitar Center to come over to my house and teach me Logic music program, and I learned it over a couple months.
Rachel Platten
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
John Ciardi
It’s the right idea, but not the right time.
John Dalton
In the game of life, it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
Bill Vaughan
During my youth, the idea of moving from Lebanon was unthinkable. Then I began to realise I might have to go, like my grandfather, uncles and others who left for America, Egypt, Australia, Cuba.
Amin Maalouf
We should never forget the inevitable, as we will lose everything eventually. So, why fret over any kind of security? The idea is to just fly and experience it all while it lasts.
Sushant Singh Rajput
I love jewellery, and the idea of having something you’ve created become tangible is really exciting.
Nikki Reed
Man, your head is haunted; you have wheels in your head! You imagine great things, and depict to yourself a whole world of gods that has an existence for you, a spirit-realm to which you suppose yourself to be called, an ideal that beckons to you. You have a fixed idea!
Max Stirner
Here’s my whole marketing idea: treat people the way you want to be treated.
Garth Brooks
Arrogance generally is a bad thing, but with a band, somehow you have to have this gang mentality or this certain degree of arrogance to push forward an idea that’s new enough that people aren’t comfortable with it at first.
Mike D
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.
Maximilien Robespierre
My father was a politician. My grandfather was a politician too, maybe it’s an innate idea of representing people that we have in our family. I won’t go into politics. I think I can provide the voice for the voiceless through law.
Eniola Aluko
My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.
Emma Watson
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.
Sheherazade Goldsmith
The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The common thread for everything I do is this idea of a Web-services architecture. What does that mean? It means taking components of software and systems and having them be self-describing, so that you can aim them, ask them what their capabilities are, and communicate with them using a standard protocol.
Bill Gates
The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity – that it’s this or maybe that – you have just one large statement; it is this.
Chinua Achebe
Being at a film festival reminds me of the power of film. The power that we have in our hands. Telling specific stories about personal matters can start the debate that is needed today, and that connect you with realities that you had no idea were connected.
Diego Luna
I’m not a religious person. But, when I look at a beautiful cathedral, what brings awe, what induces awe is the idea that architecture, you know, a beautiful cathedral, a beautiful building.
Jason Silva
The idea of ‘raw’ music, to me, is honesty: getting people to feel you with the least amount of production possible, the shortest distance traveled emotionally, sonically.
Fantastic Negrito
A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
Giuseppe Mazzini
Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don’t even have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges.
Annie Lennox
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill
The idea that the Internet favors the oppressed rather than the oppressor is marred by what I call cyber-utopianism: a naive belief in the emancipatory nature of online communication that rests on a stubborn refusal to admit its downside.
Evgeny Morozov
I will always believe in love, but my idea has changed from what I’ve always thought.
Kim Kardashian
The simplest way of understanding justice is giving people what they deserve. This idea goes back to Aristotle. The real difficulty begins with figuring out who deserves what and why.
Michael Sandel
Big money is made in the stock market by being on the right side of the major moves. The idea is to get in harmony with the market. It’s suicidal to fight trends. They have a higher probability of continuing than not.
Martin Zweig
I was always intrigued by the idea of bringing things together that are considered taboo or risque and bringing them together with something of high elegance and sophistication.
Dita Von Teese
Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
Henry Fuseli
There is a strong view in Nigeria, as in many other cultures, that a marriage is not complete without children. I don’t agree; I’m wary of the idea that people have to have some particular functionality in order to be full members of society.
Ayobami Adebayo
The idea that humans will always have a unique ability

The idea that humans will always have a unique ability beyond the reach of non-conscious algorithms is just wishful thinking.
Yuval Noah Harari
Design is an iterative process. One idea often builds on another.
Mark Parker
I think God’s wrath and purgatory are the only things keeping me on the straight and narrow. I like the idea of purgatory. It’s like a cosmic do-over.
Katee Sackhoff
I got the idea for ‘Throne of Glass’ when I was sixteen. Music always inspires my books, and when I was listening to the ‘Cinderella’ soundtrack, I thought, ‘What if Cinderella was actually an assassin who liked getting dressed up all pretty and going to the ball, but then she wouldn’t mind kicking butt?’
Sarah J. Maas