The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in, 'I can't think of anything to give you, but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward, I was like, 'What were you thinking, idiot?'
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense.
Quoted from Sidney Madwed, ed, Poor Man's College Quotations Collection
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
Pride and Prejudice
One thing I was thinking about the other day was you can't even conceive of the kinds of things you can do in movies today. The idea that you could draw, in a computer, dinosaurs and have them running around was totally impossible.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
Love: Two minds without a single thought.
It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period.
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
I'll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.
They say that "Knowledge is power;" -- I used to think so; but I now know that they meant "money:" and when Socrates declared, "that all he knew was, that he knew nothing," he merely intended to declare , that he had not a drachm in the Athenian world.
Letter, February 6, 1822
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
A politician thinks of the next election; a statement of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of his country. The statesman wishes to steer, while the politician is satisfied to drift.
It is a common observation that any fool can get money; but they are not wise that think so.
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Learning without thinking is useless. Thinking without learning is dangerous.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
To follow foolish precedents, and wink with both our eyes, is easier than to think.
A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues.
Babies are unreasonable; they expect far too much of existence. Each new generation that comes takes one look at the world, thinks wildly, "Is this all they've done to it?" and bursts into tears.
The Crow's Nest (1921)
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.
I work full-time in a used bookstore. I get up. I drink a cup of coffee. I think, The last thing I want to do is write. Then I go to the computer and write.
I have always thought of Christmas time as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details.
The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
Daniel Deronda (1876)
All the thoughts of a turtle are turtles, and of a rabbit, rabbits.
The Natural History of Intellect (1893).
Some men’s words I remember so well that I must often use them to express my thought. Yes, because I perceive that we have heard the same truth, but they have heard it better.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about Christ and the Christmas star. They were beautiful. They made you warm and happy to think about. But I didn't believe them. The Sunday School teacher talked too much in the way our grade school teacher used to when she told us about George Washington. Pleasant, pretty stories, but not true.
God dies (1931)
I thought clay must feel happy in the good potter’s hand.
White Oleander (1999)
The cure for materialism is to have enough for everybody and to share. When people are sure of having what they need they cease to think about it.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is why so few people engage in it.
Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
To judge of the real importance of the individual, we should think of the effect his death would produce.
The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn't get bigger or heavier.
Business @ The Speed of Thought
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.
Eat, Pray, Love
You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
Eat, Pray, Love
There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they've been brought up in the computer and information age.
There’s no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there’s no joy in merely doing things which any one can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you’d never make.
Pluck. First mention of this poem found is in 1919, however some attribute this verse to Spirella.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
The Critique of Pure Reason is a continual sermon against the use of the category of thought beyond the limits of actual experience.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas -- that the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market, and that truth is the only ground upon which their wishes safely can be carried out.
Dissenting opinion in Abrams v. United States (1919)
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
The wars of the future will be fought by computer technicians and by lawyers and high-altitude specialists, and that may mean war will be increasingly abstract, hard to think about and hard to control.
There are six essentials in painting. The first is called spirit; the second, rhythm; the third, thought; the fourth, scenery; the fifth, the brush; and the last is the ink.
Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles.
O'Keefe was in the hospital for three months, she went to Bermuda for a rest. She didn't make love to me that time, I think on account of her weakness. Too bad.
I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters.
The great scientists, as all great men, have not been concerned with fame. The joy of achievement that comes from finding something new in the universe is by far their greatest joy. A great research scientist is constantly discovering new things in his field. This is his reward. He knows how to spend long years in preparation and long hours in investigation, with no thought of public honor or reward.
One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one.
Computer photography won't be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Let us then be what we are, and speak what we think, and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame.
Freedom of expression must be considered sacred and thought can only be corrected by counter thought.
We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police; but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship', we call it 'concern for commercial viability'.
Dress not thy thoughts in too fine a raiment. And be not a man of superfluous words or superfluous deeds.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
The objection to Puritans is not that they try to make us think as they do, but that they try to make us do as they think.
Thought control, like birth control, is best undertaken as long as possible before the fact.
Read every day something no one else is reading. Think every day something no one else is thinking. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.
At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
He who is punished is never he who performed the deed. He is always the scapegoat.
Daybreak — Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality
One has attained to mastery when one neither goes wrong nor hesitates in the performance.
Daybreak — Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality
People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.
Quoted in Time magazine, October 31, 1977
I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don’t walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Time is all you have. And you may find one day that you have less than you think.
The Last Lecture
One does not assemble a book of one's own witty aphorisms without being thought such a fool that any value the book might have would be rather thoroughly compromised.
I don't think you can make a lawyer honest by an act of legislature. You've got to work on his conscience. And his lack of conscience is what makes him a lawyer.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
To be happy, I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth.
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Most people would die sooner than think; in fact, they do so.
The ABC of Relativity (1925)
There are interactions with characters within the game which I think are pretty neatly done considering the limitations that you have to work with. I mean, a computer can't really generate a character that talks back and forth with you successfully.
Talking about the game of Myst in an interview that originally was published in Spring 1997 issue of Talebones Magazine, downloaded from berserkerfan.org.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
I think that an artist is a bit like a computer. He receives information from the world around him and from his past and from his own experiences. And it all goes into the brain.
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another’s money. Idiots!
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,for it trains people as to how they shall think
Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.
I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
The priceless heritage of the free and independent interchange of thought is not to be kept without ceaseless vigilance. Only by guarding the truth itself can we guard the greatest of all our liberties-the right to proclaim the truth. On that liberty rests the destiny of millions.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Progress is always the product of fresh thinking, and much of it thinking which to practical men bears the semblance of dreaming.
I think it's very important for everyone in America to realize right now the state of our country, not just on this issue but on a lot of issues, that it is time to get active again. People have just sat back and just sort of said, oh, let somebody else do it for a long time, and we're seeing what's happening to the country, even freedom of speech. It's not going well. So I think this is a real opportunity for people to see, yes, if you do get out and you do get active, there are other people there. You just have to seek them out.
The nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.
I don't give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it is hell.
I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.
In this topsy-turvy, crazy, illogical world, Man has made laws for himself. He has fenced himself round with them, mainly with the idea of keeping communities together, and gain for the strongest. No woman was consulted in the making of laws. And nine-tenths of the people who are daily obeying--or fighting against--Nature's laws, have no real opinion. Opinion means deduction, after weighing the matter, and deep thought upon it. They simply echo feeling, because for generations forbears have laid something down as an axiom. They do not investigate or weigh for themselves. The axiom of the forbears was, 'It is immoral to follow God's law, unless bound by man's law and a wedding ring.'
quoted in Mark Twain on Three Weeks, Elinor Glyn
Of all the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse. He will go any length for it-risk fortune, character, reputation, life itself. and what do you think he has done? He has left it out of his heaven! Prayer takes its place.
...the human being, like the immortals, natually places sexual intercourse far and away above all other joys -- yet he has left it out of his heaven! The very thought of it excites him; opportunity sets him wild; in this state he will risk life, reputation, everything -- even his queer heaven itself -- to make good that opportunity and ride it to the overwhelming climax. From youth to middle age all men and all women prize copulation above all other pleasures combined, yet it actually as I have said: it is not in their heaven; prayer takes its place.
Letters from the Earth
Heaven knows insanity was disreputable enough, long ago; but now that the lawyers have got to cutting every gallows rope and picking every prison lock with it, it is become a sneaking villainy that ought to hang and keep on hanging its sudden possessors until evil-doers should conclude that the safest plan was to never claim to have it until they came by it legitimately. The very calibre of the people the lawyers most frequently try to save by the insanity subterfuge ought to laugh the plea out of the courts, one would think.
"Unburlesquable Things," The Galaxy Magazine, July 1870
I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.
It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower is to bloom.
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
Many question if Thomas Watson ever spoke these words.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations that we can perform without thinking about them.
Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an art.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
Computers have become more friendly, understandable, and lots of years and thought have been put into developing software to convince people that they want and need a computer.
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.
You can think I'm wrong, but that's no reason to quit thinking.
House. By Dr. Gregory House.
You guys are thinking like doctors when you should be thinking like plumbers. Come on, I wanna see a plumbers buttcrack.
House. By Dr. Gregory House.
Ah, my birthday. Normally I'd put on a festive hat and celebrate the fact that the Earth has circled the Sun one more time; I really didn't think it was going to make it this year, but darn it if it wasn't the little planet that could all over again.
House, The Socratic Method. By Dr. Gregory House.
Do you notice how all the self-sacrificing women in history; Joan of Arc, Mother Theresa, can't think of any others; they all die alone. The men, on the other hand, get so much fuzz, it's crazy.
House, TB or Not TB. By Dr. Gregory House.
Hostility makes me shrink up like a.... I can't think of a non-sexual metaphor.
House, Spin. By Dr. Gregory House.
You know me. Hostility makes me shrink up like a....I cant think of a non-sexual metaphor
House, Spin. By Dr. Gregory House.
I thought I'd get your theories, mock them, then embrace my own. The usual.
House, Merry Little Christmas. By Dr. Gregory House.
You're just upset because the whole time she was with you, she was thinking about my huge, throbbing... diagnostic skills.
House, Lucky Thirteen. By Dr. Gregory House.
If you don't think your life is worth more than someone else's, sign your donor card and kill yourself.
House, Last Resort. By Dr. Gregory House.
For a moment there I thought you were smart.
House, Hunting. By Dr. Gregory House.
It's not what you think! I know it looks like we're washing dishes, but we're actually having sex.
House, Hunting. By Dr. Gregory House.
How like a man to think I enjoy slaving over a hot stove all day while you're off banging secretaries.
House, Epic Fail. By Dr. Gregory House.
Started thinking about what you said; about me obsessing; started obsessing about obsessing.
House, Epic Fail. By Dr. Gregory House.
I was deluded into thinking I might be crazy.
House, Broken. By Dr. Gregory House.
Lost track of your speed? I think that was Hitler's excuse. "Lost track of the Jews".
House, Birthmarks. By Dr. Gregory House.
Logistics must be simple - everyone thinks they're an expert.