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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.
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.
I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.
The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
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.
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.
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.
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.
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.
Arthur C. Clarke
It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.
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.
Democracy is still a radical idea in a world where we often confuse images with realities, words with actions.
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.
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.
It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.
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.
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
I.Q. deficiency. There are some people who are an order of fries short of a Happy Meal, and what is often a characteristic about every one of these people is that they don't know it. They have no idea how incompetent or stupid they are. It's the exact opposite. They have the loftiest, highest self-image.
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.
The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.
Marquis de Sade
The poor are discussed as this homogeneous mash, like porridge. The idea that they might be individuals, and be where they are for very different, diverse reasons, again seems to escape some people.
J. K. Rowling
The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.
The idea that anybody might be allowed to use their common sense when clearly no harm is being done is part of history now.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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