The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Orson Welles quotes
In the tenth grade, I was fascinated with the question 'what was immortality?' I read numerous philosophies, but the theory which has stayed with me was that of Plato, the Symposium. The idea that through Love and Beauty we achieve immortality. Putting all our soul into our work makes it not only alive with passion and emotion, but it also exists as one of the truest and most honest expressions of self. Making life a beautiful art, the art then retaining life. I still believe Beauty is one of those most important and difficult things to create and express.
Jewel Kilcher quotes
All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.
Bertrand Russell quotes
An idea is salvation by imagination.
Frank Lloyd Wright quotes
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von quotes
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
Henry Louis Mencken quotes
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
Howard Aiken quotes
My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.
Ani Difranco quotes
In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
William Osler quotes