The primary reason ideas die quickly in some minds is because they can’t survive in solitary confinement.
A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts.
Funny thing about ideas; they never work unless you do.
The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
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.