Quotes About Idea

Every possible thing or object in this world was once only an idea in the head of its originator. Everything started with an idea - greatest achievements, events, wars, families, buildings… even websites with quotes and sayings started as an idea. As you can see, ideas are important.

It is interesting to see how different authors in different contexts have perceived this concept. The easiest way to assess this is to read few quotes and sayings on the topic. Some quotes may be mind provoking, and some other quotes may not. Nevertheless, you'll see that ideas are very important. Quotes and sayings on this page should prove it. Read on!

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"Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied." Arnold H. Glasow

"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one." Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

"A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it." Bill Bernbach

"Labor gives birth to ideas." Jim Rohn

"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." Oscar Wilde

"Ideas are the root of creation." Ernest Dimnet

"A stand can be made against invasion by an army; no stand can be made against invasion by an idea." Victor Hugo

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." Howard Aiken

"A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words." Samuel Butler

"As soon as an idea is accepted it is time to reject it." Holbrook Jackson

"The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas." Elbert Hubbard

"An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come." Victor Hugo

"Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference." Nolan Bushnell

"Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it." Joe Moore

"If the idea is not at first absurd, then there is no hope for it." Albert Einstein

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen of them." John Steinbeck

"Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious." Paul Vallely

"It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life." Randall Jarrell

"An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it." Don Marquis

"Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas." Paula Poundstone

"Human history is, in essence, a history of ideas." Herbert George Wells

"Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about." Ashleigh Brilliant

"Men are strong only so long as they represent a strong idea. They become powerless when they oppose it." Sigmund Freud

"All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea." Napoleon Hill

"An idea cannot well be accompanied by a stronger kind of interest than the earnest wish to escape from it." John Foster

"An idea is salvation by imagination." Frank Lloyd Wright

"No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there." F. Scott Fitzgerald

"What two ideas are more inseparable than Beer and Britannia?" Sydney Smith

"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea." Alain

"It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The air is full of ideas. They are knocking you in the head all the time. You only have to know what you want, then forget it, and go about your business. Suddenly, the idea will come through. It was there all the time." Henry Ford

"Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless." Tim Blixseth

"The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking be as funny as possible." David Ogilvy

"The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway." Kent M. Keith

"Every idea I get I have to deny, that's my way of testing it." Alain

"When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer — say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep — it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea." Walter Bagehot


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