What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.— Sylvia Plath
Staggering Brilliant Ideas quotations
Don't trust a brilliant idea unless it survives the hangover.
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.
I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community and becomes their champion, which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky enough to be selected for. Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is your ideas and connecting them to the electorate.
He was not only the most brilliant strategist of all our generals, but he had a good political sense. A man of that quality was too difficult for Hitler to swallow for long. At conferences Manstein often differed from Hitler, in front of others, and would go so far as to declare that some of the ideas which Hitler put forward were nonsense.
Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF.
That's why I ended up leaving school - because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it.
The stability and peace which seemed to be so firmly established by the brilliant monarchy of Francis I vanished with the terrible outbreak of the Wars of Religion.
I have found out one thing and that is, if you have an idea, and it is a good idea, if you only stick to it you will come out all right.
Bernanke has cultivated this idea that he is a brilliant scholar of The Great Depression, but that’s not true at all.
There are many really stupid ideas that wind up being brilliant, if you can implement them.
People like to think the creative process is romantic.
The artist drifts to sleep at night, to be awakened by the subliminal echoes of his or her next brilliant idea. The truth, for me at least, is that creativity is primarily the result of hard work and study.
Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.
No, let us not make God in our image, poor inhabitants that we are of a distant planet lost in infinite space. However brilliant and sublime our intelligence may be, it is scarcely more than a small spark which shines and in an instant is extinguished, and it alone can give us no idea of that blaze, that conflagration, that ocean of light!
Success is hastened or delayed by one’s habits.
It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life.
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere. Lee Iacocca Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.
Manhattan, though, was an entirely different ballgame in a whole different kind of world, with a man who was brilliant and at the same time terribly charismatic.
A brilliant idea doesn't guarantee a successful invention.
Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes.
I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history.
I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.
There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can't screw it up.
Beautiful woman wrapped in chadors, with huge machine guns in their hands.
Brilliant, shocking, amazingly contradictory images. They compelled me to deeply investigate these ideas.
We're great, Jo and me. We're pals, and I guess sex has a lot to do with it. She's also brilliant at clearing a room. So protective, so devoted. I can't believe how much she loves me.
It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day;
the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tendered kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.
The good ideas will survive.
It has been argued that British girls are incapable of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament. This, I am positive, is not true.
Good design today requires more vision (a larger point of view versus the single brilliant idea), more consistency (a deeper underlying structure of language and form versus the simple, uniform application of visual elements) and more patience (persistence over time versus creative authoritarianism).
At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right.
You know, it's one thing about intellectuals, they prove that you can be absolutely brilliant and have no idea what's going on.
No growth hack, brilliant marketing idea, or sales team can save you long term if you don't have a sufficiently good product.
I've seen people that are extremely brilliant and they don't have the staying power. They don’t have that never give up quality. I've always said that other than bad ideas, which is a reason for failure, the ability to never ever quit or give up is something that is very, very important for success as an entrepreneur.
Good ideas are common - what's uncommon are people who will work hard enough to bring them about.
A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them.
I was fortunate enough to work under directors who were, most of them, brilliant, emotional men.
While in the process of executing an idea, creativity happens not with one brilliant flash but in a chain reaction of many tiny sparks.