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I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.
A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.
Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity.
My characters tend to be more dynamic because they're reaching that point in their lives where their old way of being is breaking down. They're conflicted by the idea that they don't know what's next. You could call it Kierkegaard's leap of faith, when you get tired of sort of reinventing yourself on a very superficial level.
I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
'Romance' is based on my entire creative process. I fall in love with an idea, obsess over it, isolate myself with it, and when I eventually introduce it to my friends, they all tell me that it's stupid.
The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
The idea is, if I can't heal from my art, then how can you heal?
Maynard James Keenan
I can say, 'Well, I'm a male. I'm a male human. I'm a medical doctor. I'm an author...' If I go to a religious point of view, I will say, 'I am a soul. I am a spirit.' If I go into science, I will say, 'I am energy. I am light.' But the truth is I have no idea what I am.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
I've said things and meant them, but I'm obviously a very confused person who has no idea how they feel about things.
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
I have an irrational fear that something bad is going to happen to me when I'm drinking out of a water fountain. I have no idea why.
To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.
Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.
A child in India grows up with the idea that you have to make choices that will create a better future. In fact, your whole life is a continuum of choices, so the more conscious you are, the greater your life will be.
No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.
It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.
My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
The most powerful idea that's entered the world in the last few thousand years - the idea of grace - is the reason I would like to be a Christian.
Getting a great idea with song writing is a lot like love. You don't know why this one is different, but it is. You don't know why this one is better, but it is. It sticks in your head, and you can't stop thinking about it.
You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else.
Orison Swett Marden
It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.
The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.
Marquis de Sade
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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