Quotations on Thinking

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The idea that you can make love and not war really is pretty neat. That thing in Korea, the thing in Israel - that's all over the world. There must be a new way of thinking.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Love, War, Idea, Israel, Pretty, Thinking, World)

I mean the idea of this is that it's a good thing for the public to hear interviews like this and that there will be an inevitable amount of fewer interviews if people that the press talks to wind up thinking, well, it's not really a CBS correspondent.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: People, Idea, Press, Public, Thinking, Will, Wind)

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
- John Adams
(Keywords: People, Hope, Freedom, Now, Talk, Thinking, Will, Writing, Years)

When does she do all this thinking? We're together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We've been married 48 years.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Time, Facts, Feeling, Thinking, Years)

I saw 'Food, Inc.' last night - it was like a horror movie. I'm definitely thinking about my food supply now and how I want to grow my own.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Food, Horror, Night, Now, Thinking, Want)

The worst thing is always thinking of titles for records, with some reason behind them, and she just came out with the word, which she thought was a good word, a hard word, and since then we've sort of attached loads of meaning to it.
- Emma Anderson
(Keywords: Thought, Meaning, Reason, Thinking, Titles, Word)

Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Art, Thinking, Want, Writers)

I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I've just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone's 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Age, Profession, Thinking, Years)

I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Poems, Thinking, Writing)

I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Business, Focus, Help, Thinking, Trying)

Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with.
- Patricia Arquette
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Thinking, Want)

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Thinking, Writing)

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Men, Poetry, Education, Knowledge, College, Thinking, Years)

The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the whole of the life of any thinking man, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what's it all about.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Life, Science, Man, Thinking, Trying, World)

Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Direction, Doubt, Thinking, Will)

Act strenuously, would appear to be our faith, and right thinking will take care of itself.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Act, Care, Right, Thinking, Will)

It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Life, Thinking, Will)

They don't like thinking in medical school. They memorize - that's all they want you to do. You must not think.
- John Backus
(Keywords: Medical, School, Thinking, Want)

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.
- John Badham
(Keywords: Movies, Idea, Computer, Day, Running, Thinking, Today)

In listing these tendencies making for a new world, we must not forget developments in the religious or spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind, where also we feel a strong unifying trend.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Feeling, Forget, Mankind, Religious, Spiritual, Thinking, World)

The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically.
- James M. Baldwin
(Keywords: Fact, Thinking, Tradition)

The rule of law in place of force, always basic to my thinking, now takes on a new relevance in a world where, if war is to go, only law can replace it.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: War, Force, Law, Now, Thinking, World)

I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Past, Thinking, Want, Years)

I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
- John Barrymore
(Keywords: Wisdom, Wife, Thinking, Wives)

To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Keywords: Life, Dancing, Thinking, Want)

Some will have to cease thinking of the Church as a memorial association for a deceased clergyman called Christ.
- Stephen Bayne
(Keywords: Church, Christ, Thinking, Will)

It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!
- Greg Bear
(Keywords: People, Open, Thinking, Writers)

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Fear, Appreciation, Thinking, Zone)

I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight.
- Chris Bell
(Keywords: People, Courage, Fool, Thinking, Trying)

Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Business, Being, Film, Hollywood, Thinking, Today)

No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.
- Ruth Benedict
(Keywords: Eyes, Man, Thinking, World)

Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: People, Thoughts, Being, May, Thinking, Want)

The killer app that got the world ready for appliances was the light bulb. So the light bulb is what wired the world. And they weren't thinking about appliances when they wired the world. They were really thinking about - they weren't putting electricity into the home. They were putting lighting into the home.
- Jeff Bezos
(Keywords: Home, Electricity, Light, Thinking, World)

Thus, the more succinctly a train of thought was expounded, and the more comprehensive the unity of its basic idea, the closer it would approximate to the prerequisites of the mathematical way of thinking.
- Max Bill
(Keywords: Thought, Idea, Thinking, Unity)

Every time I started going in the direction of thinking how it might turn out, I started to just turn my brain around and not go there, because I think the surest way to guarantee that you won't win is to assume that you will.
- Brad Bird
(Keywords: Time, Direction, Thinking, Will)

Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don't realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is.
- Alexis Bledel
(Keywords: Movies, Film, School, Thinking, Want)

And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call 'sustained incoherence.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Thought, Results, Thinking, Trying)

I was blown away by the control and the range that I was hearing. I'm listening to Pavarotti and thinking, What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?
- Michael Bolton
(Keywords: Control, Hearing, Hell, Listening, Thinking, Voice, Years)

I was thinking of resigning since I did not want to be perceived as a man who did the president's bidding to save my job. I have had some time to think about it since. I think I did the right thing.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Time, Job, Man, President, Right, Thinking, Want)

This is why my art is about violence. Because I was subjected to so much of it as a kid. After that, and a lot of thinking, I became less violent. I realized that there must be other ways. So, I started to pursue them.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Art, Thinking, Violence)

I work eight hours a day, but I'm not writing all that time. I'm thinking, editing, looking something up. Thinking is what I do a lot of.
- Barbara Taylor Bradford
(Keywords: Work, Time, Day, Thinking, Writing)

In the first place, it must be remembered that our point of view in examining the construction of a play will not always coincide with that which we occupy in thinking of its whole dramatic effect.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Effect, First, Play, Thinking, Will)

It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw
(Keywords: Life, Truth, Lying, Pain, Reality, Thinking, Will)

I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!
- Jeff Bridges
(Keywords: God, Being, Now, Thinking, Years)

While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Music, Time, Baseball, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing - where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.
- Phillips Brooks
(Keywords: Soul, Thoughts, Day, Deeds, Desire, Man, Thinking, Will)

I don't think we have very good records about what they were thinking except, as I pointed out earlier today, that they did invent our political system.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Thinking, Today)

I think the thinking is, in the comic books, I should pack as much onto a page as possible, because, you know, it's kind of the cheaper format, and you want to give readers as much as you can for their dollar.
- Chester Brown
(Keywords: Books, Thinking, Want)

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can.
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Keywords: Beauty, Reading, Thinking, Writing)

I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God.
- James Brown
(Keywords: God, Job, Man, Prison, Thinking, Years)



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