A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.— Frank Zappa
Colorful Open Mindedness quotations
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
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.
Open-mindedness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out.
The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.
Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.
A positive attitude opens the door to positive opportunities, which leads to a positive life.
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.
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.
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.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
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.
Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring that opens the door.
The world is full of people who have stopped listening to themselves.
Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief
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.
Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?
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?
There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it.
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.
Everything becomes a lesson when youre open to learn.
The most important quality for a judge is open- mindedness to the arguments.
A politician is not as narrow-minded as he forces himself to be.
No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.
If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.
Let yourself be open and life will be easier.
A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
Let yourself be open and life will be easier.
Everything becomes a lesson when you're open to learn.
An educated man must have a "curiosity in exploring the unfamiliar and unexpected, an open-mindedness in entertaining opposing points of view, tolerance for the ambiguity that surrounds so many important issues, and a willingness to make the best decisions he can in the face of uncertainty and doubt".
I'm for open-mindedness and tolerance.
I'm against any form of fanaticism, fundamentalism or zealotry, and this certainty of 'We have the truth.' The truth is far too large and complex. Nobody has the truth.
You mustn’t be so open-minded that your brains fall out.
Everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package.
We still have a lot of work to do in American culture.
More open-mindedness is happening - in some cases rapidly, in some, slowly.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
In a narrow circle the mind grows narrow. The more one expands, the larger their aims.
Remember: despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they've met themselves.
The only thing more dangerous then a vampire crazed with blood lust was a vampire crazed with anything else. All the meticulous single-mindedness that went into finding young women who slept with their bedroom window open got channeled into some other interest, with merciless and painstaking efficiency.
Kids think with their brains cracked wide open;
becoming an adult, I've decided, is only a slow sewing shut.
Open-mindedness should not be fostered because, as Scripture teaches, Truth is great and will prevail, nor because, as Milton suggests, Truth will always win in a free and open encounter. It should be fostered for its own sake.
All I know for sure is that issues like race, like class, are always best approached with compassion and open-mindedness.
An open mind is all very well in its way, but it ought not to be so open that there is no keeping anything in or out of it.