Quotations on Thought

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We never had planned to hijack a ship. We never thought of any war plans outside the Palestinian lands. We wished that the program had not failed and then the warriors could have achieved their goals.
- Abu Abbas
(Keywords: War, Thought, Goals)

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Experience, Science, Thought, Logic, Reason)

You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.
- John Abercrombie
(Keywords: Music, Thought, Jazz, Play, Trying)

There is one confrontation scene toward the end of the picture. In the middle of the scene, I thought, That's Sean Connery! I don't know how else to describe Sean Connery. I still feel that way.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Thought, End)

The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Government, Thought, Court, Respect)

No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: History, Thought, People, Enemies, Freedom)

I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family.
- Gary Ackerman
(Keywords: Family, Thought, Decision, Congress, Debate)

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Mother, Thought, Knowledge, Daughters)

Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Love, Thought, Reality, Spirit)

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Thought, Possibility, Mind)

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: Thought, Words)

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Thought, Man, Words)

Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Age, Thought, Discipline, Value)

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

I have thought about the next steps, and you know, they still don't know that I can dance. They don't know it, and it's frustrating me because I feel that it's an edge that I have, and I'm not talking about I took this hip hop class, I'm talking about this is how people actually know me.
- Naima Adedapo
(Keywords: Thought, People, Dance, Class, Talking)

It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Being, Day, Famous, Merit, Name, Now)

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Thought, Progress, Diversity, Freedom, Intellect, Man, Right, Will)

Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Thought, Logic)

Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Thought, Emotion, Nothing)

Because thought has by now been perverted into the solving of assigned problems, even what is not assigned is processed like a problem.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Thought, Now, Problems)

It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought.
- Scipio Africanus
(Keywords: Thought, Fool)

You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Thought, Tennis)

I've been criticized for not having perspective in the past and I thought that of myself many times but not there.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Thought, Past, Perspective)

Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful.
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Keywords: Thought, America, Europe, Italy)

I thought about that the other day after I went to the grocery store and had to sign fifteen autographs before leaving. On one hand, it's just so flattering. On the other hand, sometimes it would be nice to get the bread and leave, you know?
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Thought, Day)

I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss.
- Jessica Alba
(Keywords: Kiss, Thought, Boys, First, Job)

Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Man, Sense, Thinking)

For psychological purposes the most important differences in conation are those in virtue of which the object is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Thought, Virtue)

An object is not first imagined or thought about and then expected or willed, but in being actively expected it is imagined as future and in being willed it is thought.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Thought, Being, First, Future)

I actually wanted to be an exotic dancer, but that didn't work out so I thought I'd take on acting.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Work, Thought, Acting)

I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Losing, Now, Obligation, Right)

Wilson thought in terms of the whole world; Harding was for America first. And, finally, whereas Wilson wanted America to exert itself nobly, Harding wanted to give it a rest.
- Frederick Lewis Allen
(Keywords: Thought, America, First, Rest, World)

Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa. We thought it was a good place to go.
- James Van Allen
(Keywords: Family, Thought, University)

Going in, I knew I wasn't one of the top ones, because I didn't even make the pre-season All-American team. That shows you what people thought of me right there, so I knew I had to go to work.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Work, Thought, People, Right)

We're probably doing better business than we thought we would do especially considering the disappointing way the record company has handled the album.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Business, Thought, Company)

The reason I went for Jenny Craig is I thought, Maybe I'm not the only one who has stupid reasons for getting fat.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Thought, Reason)

I have photographs taken of me at the time I was addicted, and thought I looked good. I see them today and realize my eyes were dead.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Eyes, Today)

I was really tired of words like 'plus size,' 'round' and 'large.' I thought, 'Come on, we're fat.'
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Thought, Words)

When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school.
- Gregg Allman
(Keywords: Thought, Play, School)

Clapton asked my brother to play on his record. I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world.
- Gregg Allman
(Keywords: Brother, Thought, Play, World)

At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time.
- Gregg Allman
(Keywords: Time, Thought, First, Guitar, Song, Tribute)

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver.
- Fernando Alonso
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Destiny, Job, Now)

I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the most sexy woman, but I was a hard worker.
- Carol Alt
(Keywords: Thought, Woman)

I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Thought, People)

I never thought about being on a series before. It seemed like such a big commitment. But I love going to work every day. This is not about ego, it's about work, and that's refreshing in this town.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Love, Work, Thought, Being, Commitment, Day, Ego)

Having my son, I mean, I feel already that it makes me a better actress. Just the feeling and the love that expands in my being is more than I ever thought possible.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Love, Son, Thought, Being, Feeling)

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: War, Thought, Mistake, Vietnam)



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