Ideas Quotes

As an academic, I like dissenting ideas, because out of them comes a deeper understanding of how things are or should be.

The poet, whether in prose or verse, the creator, can only stamp his images forcibly on the page, in proportion, as he has forcibly felt, ardently nursed, and long brooded over them.

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.

Ideas are the factors that lift civilization. They create revolutions. There is more dynamite in an idea than in many bombs.

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.

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

Ideas are like wandering sons. They show up when you least expect them.

Think for thyself one good idea, But known to be thine own; Is better than a thousand gleaned, From fields by others sown.

An apathetic or hostile attitude is the enemy of creative thought. Ideas, like people, flourish when they are welcomed and embraced.

All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.