No idea is original, there's nothing new under the sun, it's never what you do, but how it's done— Nas
Delighting Original Ideas quotations
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude.
Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone-that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.
If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.
To create man was a quaint and original idea, but to add the sheep was tautology.
There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.
As for borrowing Mr. Whistler's ideas about art, the only thoroughly original ideas I have heard him express have had reference to his own superiority as a painter over painters greater than himself.
Humanity needs more than merely information.
We express original ideas, humor, and our personal wills. We express passions and emotions. A person's point of view conveys all of these aspects of identity.
It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea.
It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody.
If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction writers are its court jesters. We are Wise Fools who can leap, caper, utter prophecies, and scratch ourselves in public. We can play with Big Ideas because the garish motley of our pulp origins make us seem harmless.
There are no original ideas. There are only original people.
Sir Julian Huxley, one of the world's leading evolutionists, head of UNESCO, descendant of Thomas Huxley - Darwin's bulldog - said on a talk show, 'I suppose the reason we leaped at The Origin of Species was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores.'.
No Ideas original - there is nothing new under the sun.
A good scientist is a person with original ideas.
A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.
All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas -- not money.
I try to seek out and surround myself with people who just percolate fresh, original, and creative ideas.
The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size
Let's not forget what the origin of the problem is.
There is no place in modern Europe for ethnically pure states. That's a 19th century idea and we are trying to transition into the 21st century, and we are going to do it with multi-ethnic states.
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns.
The odd thing in this world is that an eager-beaver type, with no original ideas, who mimes those in authority above him right to the last twist of necktie and scrape of chin, always gets noticed. Gets selected. Rises.
There was never an idea started that woke up men out of their stupid indifference but its originator was spoken of as a crank.
Anticipatory plagiarism occurs when someone steals your original idea and publishes it a hundred years before you were born.
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.
Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
It's up to you to decide what you are worth, how you matter, and how you make meaning in the world. No one else has your gifts--your set of talents, ideas, interests. You are an original. A masterpiece.
Education is a life; that life is sustained on ideas; ideas are of spiritual origin, and that we get them chiefly as we convey them to one another. The duty of parents is to sustain a child's inner life with ideas as they sustain his body with food.
For original ideas to come about, you have to let them percolate under the level of consciousness in a place where we have no way to make them obey our own desires or our own direction. Their random combinations are driven by forces we don't know about.
If I as a geologist were called upon to explain briefly our modern ideas of the origin of the earth and the development of life on it to a simple, pas- toral people, such as the tribes to whom the Book of Genesis was addressed, I could hardly do better than follow rather closely much of the language of the first chapter of Genesis.
There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can't screw it up.
Christians talk as though goodness was their idea but good behavior doesn't have any religious origin. Our prisons are filled with the devout.
The informing idea of what you want to say and do, that's what will take you from film school to professional - the idea. That's what is original to you.
Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California.
A lot of people are joking about the Windows 10 error message that says 'Something Happened'. Well, that's not on me. My original idea was to not have any errors at all, and for the operating system to be called Windows RT ME One.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
I don't have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out.