Architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity.— Renzo Piano
Remarkable Bad Idea quotations
It was a bad idea, because I think that any government reorganization has to come in relatively small bites, or else you get indigestion.
The first gesture of an architect is to draw a perimeter;
in other words, to separate the microclimate from the macro space outside. This in itself is a sacred act. Architecture in itself conveys this idea of limiting space. It's a limit between the finite and the infinite. From this point of view, all architecture is sacred.
I never understood the idea that you're supposed to mellow as you get older.
Slowing down isn't something I relate to at all. The goal is to continue in good and bad, all of it.
My advice to would-be young authors is to read a lot, write a lot, and not worry about creating a finished product. Keeping a journal is not a bad idea either.
We're not trying to prove the character of God through science.
That's a bad idea. What I'm trying to do is clear away the misunderstandings, the debris that prevent people from accepting that God who wants to accept them.
Sometimes people's spiritual ideas become fixed and they use them against those who don't share their beliefs - in effect, becoming fundamentalist. It's very dangerous - the finger of righteous indignation pointing at someone who is identified as bad or wrong.
Bad ideas flourish because they are in the interest of powerful groups.
I know that nuclear is better than fossil fuels when it comes to carbon dioxide, but nuclear energy is by no means clean. We don't know what to do with the waste we already have and it seems like a bad idea to me to make more when we have so many cleaner options such as wind and solar.
Countless women are alive today because of ideas stimulated by a design flaw in the Hubble Space Telescope.
People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all.
I suggest you take a look at yourself.
Not the concepts, not the ideas, not the goods, not the bads. But a timeless purity of existence. A witness to the beauty that is.
I think software patents are a bad idea. Many patents are given for trivial inventions.
All of our days are numbered. We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all, because the worth of an idea never becomes apparent until you do it.
Held in the palms of thousands of disgruntled people over the centuries have been ideas worth millions - if they only had taken the first step and then followed through.
It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts.
It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.
I'm willing to throw my body in front of the bus to stop bad ideas.
I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchal idea - have become dangerous to children and other living things, themselves included
Your competition is not other people but the time you kill, the ill will you create, the knowledge you neglect to learn, the connections you fail to build, the health you sacrifice along the path, your inability to generate ideas, the people around you who don’t support and love your efforts, and whatever god you curse for your bad luck.
All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that's why it takes so long.
Clutter is not just physical stuff. It's old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.
The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.
It as if you took a lot of very good food and some dog excrement and blended it all up so that you can't possibly figure out what's good or bad. It's an intimate mixture of rubbish and good ideas, and it's very hard to disentangle the two, because these are smart people; they're not stupid.
The idea of Ghost Stories is how to turn something bad into something that gives you an uplift.
He'd discovered that his memories of that summer were like bad movie montages - young lovers tossing a Frisbee in the park, sharing a melting ice-cream cone, bicycling along the river, laughing, talking, kissing, a sappy score drowning out the dialogue because the screenwriter had no idea what these two people might say to each other.
The church is always trying to get other people to reform, it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example
Dwarves are not heroes, but a calculating folk with a great idea of the value of money; some are tricky and treacherous and pretty bad lots; some are not but are decent enough people like Thorin and Company, if you don't expect too much.
I’m attracted to the idea of drowning.
Or rather the idea of jumping off and being enveloped by something, not bad or good, just enveloping. When I was a kid, I had a moment when I got under the water, lying on the pool floor, and felt I could breathe. I’ve been trying to recreate that feeling ever since.
A republican stands up in congress and says 'I GOT A REALLY BAD IDEA!!' and the democrat stands up after him and says 'AND I CAN MAKE IT SHITTIER!!
Even a bad idea executed is better than a good idea undone.
Be authentic to your dreams. Be authentic to your own idea about yourself. Grind away at your own minds and bodies until you become your own invention. Be Mad Scientists.
The television industry doesn't like to see the compexity of the world.
It prefers simple reporting, with simple ideas: this is white, that's black; this is good, that's bad.
Now that we all agree contraception is a bad idea, let's take a harder look at electricity and soap.
Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea!
Songs are like fish. You just gotta have your line in the water. And it's a bad idea to fish downstream from Bob Dylan.