Ideas Quotes

For every person who thinks up a magnificent breakthrough idea, there are a hundred who are nothing more than mindless and unimportant implementers of the idea. The reason for the imbalance in numbers is that the implementers tend to kill the people with the great ideas in order to cut down on the workload. (“Dilbert”)

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.

Not to engage in this pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.

If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in person.

At the moment it’s just a Notion, but with a bit of backing I think I could turn it into a Concept, and then an Idea.

An idea must not be condemned for being a little shy and incoherent; all new ideas are shy when introduced first among our old ones. We should have patience and see whether the incoherency is likely to wear off or to wear on, in which latter case the sooner we get rid of them the […]

(John) Sparrow had no interest in ideas. Presented with any problem, his acute mind would unerringly light on the outer periphery, there to play with some marginal triviality.

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.

Throughout history the world has been laid waste to ensure the triumph of conceptions that are now as dead as the men that died for them.

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue-prints of your ultimate achievements.