Idea - Quotes

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It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.

Robert Anton Wilson

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo

If an idea is not taken up and used as a solution to a problem it has no value. It becomes a non-idea. Lying in a drawer it is useless. Worse than useless, it’s a complete waste of space. Ideas have to be applied before they are recognized as good ideas. Even a bad idea executed Is better than a good idea undone. The longer it is used the better the idea is considered to be. That is why the wheel is reckoned to be the best idea ever.

Paul Arden

We were born into a mystery, one that has haunted us since at least as long as we've been human. We awakened on this tiny world beneath a blanket of stars like an abandoned baby left on a doorstep without a note to explain where we came from, who we are, how our universe came to be, and with no idea how to end our cosmic isolation. We’ve had to figure it all out for ourselves.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (movie)

Darwin`s idea of evolution by natural selection is, in my opinion, the single best idea that anybody has ever had, because in a single bold stroke it unites meaning with matter, two aspects of reality that appear to be worlds apart. On one side, we have the world of our minds and their meanings, our goals, our hopes, and our yearnings, and that most honored - and hackneyed - of all philosophical topics, the Meaning of Life. On the other side, we have galaxies ceaselessly wheeling, planets falling pointlessly into their orbits, lifeless chemical mechanisms doing what physics ordains, all without purpose or reason. Then Darwin comes along and shows us how the former arises from the latter, creating meaning as it goes, a bubble-up vision of the birth of importance to overthrow the trickle-down vision of tradition.

Daniel Dennett

The meaning of Christmas is the idea that Christmas has meaning. And it can mean whatever we want.

Community (movie)

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 Charles Clarke

The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.

Linus Pauling

There`s always a moment when you start to fall out of love, whether it`s with a person or an idea or a cause, even if it`s one you only narrate to yourself years after the event: a tiny thing, a wrong word, a false note, which means that things can never be quite the same again.

Douglas Adams

It is safe to wager that every public idea and every accepted convention is sheer foolishness, because it has suited the majority.

Nicolas Chamfort

The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable.

Henry Louis Mencken

Thinking must never submit itself, neither to a dogma, nor to a party, nor to a passion, nor to an interest, nor to a preconceived idea, nor to whatever it may be, if not to facts themselves, because, for it, to submit would be to cease to be.

Henri Poincaré

Man`s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimension.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If I were to give an award for the single best idea anyone has ever had, I'd give it to Darwin, ahead of Newton and Einstein and everyone else. In a single stroke, the idea of evolution by natural selection unifies the realm of life, meaning, and purpose with the realm of space and time, cause and effect, mechanism and physical law.

Daniel Dennett

Rest, nature, books, music, love for one`s neighbor - such is my idea of happiness.

Leo Tolstoy

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