quote by Frank Zappa

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.

— Frank Zappa

Tremendous Mindedness quotations

Mindedness quote Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal

LSD wanted to tell me something. It gave me an inner joy, an open mindedness, a gratefulness, open eyes and an internal sensitivity for the miracles of creation.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

I am gay on the outside, especially among my own folk (I count Poles my own);

but inside something gnaws at me; some presentiment, anxiety, dreams - or sleeplessness - melancholy, indifference - desire for life, and the next instant, desire for death; some kind of sweet peace, some kind of numbness, absent-mindedness.

Open-mindedness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

My God, what a clumsy olla putrida James Joyce is! Nothing but old fags and cabbage stumps of quotations from the Bible and the rest, stewed in the juice of deliberate, journalistic dirty-mindedness—what old and hard-worked staleness, masquerading as the all-new!

Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.

The list of qualities (an investor should have) include patience, self-reliance, common sense, a tolerance for pain, open-mindedness, detachment, persistence, humility, flexibility, a willingness to do independent research, an equal willingness to admit mistakes, and the ability to ignore general panic.

New pressures are causing ever more people to find their main satisfaction in their consumptive role rather than in their productive role. And these pressures are bringing forward such traits as pleasure-mindedness, self-indulgence, materialism, and passivity as conspicuous elements of the American character.

In my view, it’s irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others.

What makes me angry is closed mindedness, prejudice against those who are different from you, reveling in one's own ignorance.

Here I am, back in Mecca. I am still traveling, trying to broaden my mind, for I've seen too much of the damage narrow-mindedness can make of things, and when I return home to America, I will devote what energies I have to repairing the damage.

The narrow-minded who undertake any work will never be satisfied.

They cannot understand the actions of those who are large hearted and broad-minded.

Brahms stayed an extra day to hear my [Fifth] Symphony and was very kind .

.. I like his honesty and open-mindedness. Neither he nor the players liked the finale, which I also think rather horrible.

There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it.

No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief.

It does take great maturity to understand that the opinion we are arguing for is merely the hypothesis we favor, necessarily imperfect, probably transitory, which only very limited minds can declare to be a certainty or a truth.

The world is full of people who have stopped listening to themselves.

Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief

Happiness is the sense that one matters.

Happiness is an abiding enthusiasm. Happiness is single-mindedness. Happiness is whole-heartedness. Happiness is a by-product. Happiness is faith.

If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one ever was truly harmed. Harmed is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance.

Open-mindedness is considered to be a virtue.

But, strictly speaking, it cannot occur. A new experience must be redacted into old categories. We cannot handle each event freshly in its own right. If we did so, of what use would past experience be?

One thing must be avoided at all costs: narrow-mindedness, pedantry, dull pettiness.

There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it.

I feel that the only thing that really matters in art and life is to go against the tidal wave of literalism and literal-mindedness-to insist on and live the life of the imagination.

The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.

Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.

The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and bloody-mindedness.

The most important quality for a judge is open- mindedness to the arguments.

Faith is the inspiration of nobleness, it is the strength of integrity;

it is the life of love, and is everlasting growth for it; it is courage of soul, and bridges over for our crossing the gulf between worldliness and heavenly-mindedness; and it is the sense of the unseen, without which we could not feel God nor hope for heaven.

The secret motive of the absent-minded is to be innocent while guilty.

Absent-mindedness is spurious innocence.

A politician is not as narrow-minded as he forces himself to be.

Extirpate two thoughts within thyself: do not consider thyself worthy of anything great, and do not think that any other man is much lower than thou in worthiness. Learn humble mindedness beforehand, which the Lord commanded in word and showed forth in deed. Hence, do not expect obedience from others, but be ready for obedience thyself.

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