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Ideas Quotes

In the most constricted sense, an idea is a fit of imagination or a concept formed in the mind with the aim to improve one’s situation or develop new concepts. However, most philosophers and socialist define an idea on a more broader scale. Without thoughts, mankind would have found it difficult to progress and introduce newer concepts. Ideas are generally comprised as innate, abstract and concrete ideas. An idea is usually judged based on its validity and the soundness of a thought and often depends on the extent of knowledge a person possesses. Go through these famous idea quotations & sayings to feel inspired to create pioneering viewpoints.

Dr. Dre

When the ideas are coming, I don't stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn't come along all the time.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Marie Curie

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

Carroll Shelby

Every morning I wake up with new ideas.

Noam Chomsky

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

Ilhan Omar

I am much more interested in defending my ideas than defending my identities.

Stan Lee

All of the characters at Marvel were my ideas, but the ideas meant nothing unless I had somebody who could illustrate it.

Audre Lorde

There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.

Karl Marx

The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.

Lee Iacocca

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.

Helen Rowland

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.

I would run into the corner store, the bodega, and just grab a paper bag or buy juice - anything just to get a paper bag. And I'd write the words on the paper bag and stuff these ideas in my pocket until I got back. Then I would transfer them into the notebook.

Thomas Moore

While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.

Aaron Sorkin

I spend most of my days pacing around, muttering that I have no ideas, feeling like I'm walking a plank.

Joseph Stalin

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.

I grew up in the Mission District in San Francisco, which was largely Hispanic at the time. I was raised in a household that was really welcoming to diversity and encouraging about different people's viewpoints and ideas and backgrounds.

Judy Davis

Most women seem to be required to pit themselves against men in dramatic situations, and the men got to pit themselves against ideas or God.

Kanye West

I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.

Quentin Tarantino

The good ideas will survive.

John Maynard Keynes

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.

I'm less interested in how people are following each other and more interested in how they are following topics and tweets themselves. People are following more key words and concepts and more ideas and acting on those rather than individuals or organizations.

John Maynard Keynes

Ideas shape the course of history.

Anatole France

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

Leon Trotsky

Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.

Thomas Moore

True change takes place in the imagination.

Warren G. Bennis

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.

Guy Ritchie

We always have a take that's 'one for fun', so once you've got what you need, you can do what you like. Something does occasionally pop out of that tree. I'm always open to ideas.

Ralph Fiennes

I have a lot of stuff I want to talk about and offer up. It would be odd not to have ideas about something.

Neil Young

I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I'm liberated.

Adolf Hitler

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.

Brandy Norwood

I was rapping as a hobby. It was something I did for my friends and just played around on ideas and stuff like that.

George Carlin

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam.

Emma Watson

I'm not going to school just for the academics - I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning.

Jeff Bezos

We've had three big ideas at Amazon that we've stuck with for 18 years, and they're the reason we're successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.

Joseph Stalin

We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?

Karl Marx

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.

Roger Ailes

I think liberals have a lot of good ideas, actually. But I've been pigeonholed, and I'm quite comfortable with it.

Henry James

Ideas are, in truth, force.

Hermann Hesse

Only the ideas that we really live have any value.

For me, I love exploring ideas and throwing stuff against the wall and seeing what fits, and if I had a really nice collaborative team around me who could deal with the more day-to-day minutia, that would be fun. And directing sometime in the future and writing... yeah, I can see that all in my future. But I can be incredibly lazy.

The trouble with the jokes is that once they're written, I know how they're supposed to work, and all I can do is not hit them. I'm more comfortable improvising. If I have just two or three ideas and I know how the character feels, what the character wants, everything in between is like trapeze work.

John Maynard Keynes

It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.

Vladimir Nabokov

Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.

Woody Harrelson

I'm one of those actors who is going to come in with 2,500 ideas. You can shoot down 2,499, but one of them you're going to like.

Boris Johnson

The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas.

Paul Ryan

Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.

Bill Watterson

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!

Jack White

There aren't that many things left that haven't already been done, especially with music. I'm interested in ideas that can shake us all up.

John Maynard Keynes

The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.

Laurence Sterne

Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.

Walt Disney

Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.

Heritage Children
Joe Rogan

The comics I hate are thieves. Nothing's more disgusting than a guy who steals another person's ideas and tries to claim them as his own.

We're constantly re-evaluating the potential for life. We're finding it where we didn't think it could exist, such as volcanic vents and other extreme conditions like under arctic ice. We're finding life in these incredibly harsh and dynamic conditions, so we're having to re-evaluate our own ideas of what's possible on this planet alone.

Life Lonliness
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance.

Don DeLillo

Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.

I'd like to produce. I'd like to come up with ideas and collaborate with people and directors and writers that I like, be a part of movies that have the same idea that the movies that impacted me have. I'd like to be able to do that for people.

Henry Miller

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets - we remember only.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.

Robert Redford

The Right has such antiquated ideas - if they took charge, I think they'd want to close the parks, open the land up for development. It's an ongoing battle to keep the parks strong.

Patrick Stewart

Roddenberry had created quite a complex and at times mysterious character. Guarded, cautious, careful in showing his feelings in expressing his ideas about many things - I found that very interesting.

Victor Hugo

Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.

George Santayana

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.

Bruce Springsteen

I have my ideas, I have my music and I also just enjoy showing off, so that's a big part of it. Also, I like to get up onstage and behave insanely or express myself physically, and the band can get pretty silly.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

I like to come to the set with very strong ideas and strong opinions about how to do things. And I like also dealing with somebody who's like that.

Gavin Newsom

Founders Den provides the kind of collaborative and creative atmosphere to foster new ideas not only for emerging new businesses, but government as well.

Kim Jong-un

Comrade Kim Jong Il energetically led the work of defending and honouring Comrade Kim Il Sung's ideas of and exploits in the Juche-oriented women's movement.

You can sit around and complain that Hollywood doesn't make any good movies. But you can generate your own material. So I read books. I come up with ideas. I was the producer on 'The Woodsman' to help get that off the ground. Sometimes that extends itself to directing.

Middle English is an exciting field - almost uncharted, I begin to think, because as soon as one turns detailed personal attention on to any little corner of it, the received notions and ideas seem to crumple up and fall to pieces - as far as language goes, at any rate.

Chuck Palahniuk

I don't do much more than organise other people's ideas and insights and thoughts, and sort of harvest them, and inventory them and present them.

Julia Stiles

Sometimes I have these abstract ideas and then lose track of myself.

George Santayana

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.

Bob Dylan

People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.

John Ruskin

He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.

Mike Pence

The American economy has been built and sustained by risk-taking entrepreneurs whose pioneering ideas and hard work gave birth to flourishing businesses.

Travis Scott

Kanye is the leading eagle: he's like the president who stands up for kids like us who have ideas.

Anais Nin

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.

Writing Living
Paulo Coelho

Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions.

William Gibson

I'm happiest with people who've gotten furthest from traditional ideas of nationalism.

Dale Carnegie

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?

Patrick Stewart

Having spent so much of my life with Shakespeare's world, passions and ideas in my head and in my mouth, he feels like a friend - someone who just went out of the room to get another bottle of wine.

Karl Marx

Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.

As an Ambassador for PSI and a supporter of Nothing But Nets, I have met individuals around the world who are lending their ideas, their voices, and their time to improve their communities and the world at large. And there are millions more that I have not met.

Napolean Hill

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.

Kevin Spacey

I was not a studious kid, and I struggled to find things that would command my attention and engage my ideas and energies.

Things Attention

I don't talk to old people; they try to find ways to stay static. Young folks are the ones with the ideas and constantly moving forward.

It's about taking advantage of the opportunities you have right now, and right now we're in a position where you call somebody and they're willing to pick up and take the call because they're a fan, you have to take advantage of that and have a chance to capitalize on your ideas.

Justin Trudeau

Canada's extraordinary success is that we have bound together a vast country with a set of shared ideas and beliefs.

Country Togetherness Success
Kirsten Dunst

The more I see and know about life, the more ideas I have and the more I want to make art.

Mindy Kaling

People don't want to listen to a celebrity tweeting about their charities and shows. That's why comedy writers do well - we put out little funny ideas.

Helen Keller

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Gavin McInnes

I have a million funny ideas for sketches, but I don't want to spend tens of thousands of dollars shooting them.

Jim Carrey

It's hard for anybody who's been with me not to feel starved for affection when I'm making love to my ideas. Maybe it's not meant for me to settle down and be married.

Steve Jobs

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.

Katherine Ryan

If you're struggling for gift ideas, my advice is to give experiences rather than things.

Napolean Hill

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

Bernie Sanders

The Koch brothers, through the expenditure of billions of dollars and the creation and support of dozens of extreme right organizations, have taken fringe extremist ideas and made them mainstream within the Republican Party.

Charlie Kaufman

I do throw out a lot of ideas, and I forget completely about them.

Chuck Palahniuk

Some of the best ideas I get seem to happen when I'm doing mindless manual labor or exercise. I'm not sure how that happens, but it leaves me free for remarkable ideas to occur.

Charlie Kaufman

I have ideas written down some places, but usually I can't find them. I'm not very organized.

Jeff Bridges

I've worked with a lot of first-time directors who kind of look to me for ideas and opinions and stuff, and I'm a team player.