It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.— Charles Franklin Kettering
Most Powerful Preconceived Notion quotations
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Australians don't have a preconceived notion of what things have to be.
.. we can go on a fantastic journey.
If the clinician, as observer, wishes to see things as they really are, he must make a tabula rasa of his mind and proceed without any preconceived notions whatever.
I just think that people take me a little more seriously as a brunette.
I don't know if that's just because of a societal preconceived notion that all blondes are stupid, but it's a different kind of attitude.
Wooden-headedness, the source of self-deception, is a factor that plays a remarkably large role in government. It consists in assessing a situation in terms of preconceived fixed notions while ignoring or rejecting any contrary signs. It is acting according to wish while not allowing oneself to be deflected by the facts.
I like to think I keep my mind open. When I walk the streets I don't look for anything in particular. I come from a philosophy that believes you shouldn't have preconceived notions - that you don't need a gimmick. That you should just photograph what you react to - what you see.
I believe the only limitations are the ones that we accept.
I know that there is, in theory, a glass ceiling. But I don't believe that it's a solid wall. I'm going through it. Nothing's stopping me. Yes, there are these preconceived notions; yes, we have challenges. Let's accept them, let's not be afraid of them, let's break through them.
That, of course, is what great works of imagination do for us: They make us a little restless, destabilize us, question our preconceived notions and formulas.
When your mind tries to verify a preconceived notion you can miss the obvious.
It would be so helpful for the straight community to see men in powerful positions coming out and saying "I'm gay" so they don't have these preconceived notions that all gay men are smarmy idiots living on the street or whatever it is people think of gay men. I think it would be really helpful and productive.
I just think music is so intrinsically linked with images in the culture that we live in that youll be hard-pressed to have an experience with the music without a preconceived notion.
A new education from birth onwards must be built up.
Education must be reconstructed and based on the law of nature and not on the preconceived notions and prejudices of adult society.
It wasn't that I was shy to go out with him, I just didn't want people with preconceived notions to assume anything about why we were together. I was pretty careful for a while.
One of the things I benefited from when I started this business was that I didn't know anything. I was just instinct with no preconceived notions. This enabled me to learn and change quickly without having to worry about maintaining any kind of status quo, like some of my bigger competitors.
The Last Supper is supposed to be thirteen men.
Who is this woman? "Everyone misses it, our preconceived notions of this scene are so powerful that our mind blocks out the incongruity and overrides our eyes.
Some architects have a preconceived notion of what a building should be
I want to be in a position where I get to start off fresh.
I don't have any preconceived notion of how I should feel.
I learned early on to abandon all those preconceived notions you have about other actors and it's served me really well. I usually just try to empty my mind of that. I love meeting actors and I love working with actors.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Mom. I have something to tell you. I’m undead. Now, I know you may have some preconceived notions about the undead. I know you may not be comfortable with the idea of me being undead. But I’m here to tell you that undead are just like you and me … well, okay. Possibly more like me than you.
For somebody famous, it's weird anyway to meet someone, because they have a preconceived notion of who you are.
It's embarrassing to be involved in the same business as the mainstream comic thing. It's still very embarrassing to tell other adults that I draw comic books - their instant, preconceived notions of what that means.
You have this preconceived notion of him [Sly Stallone] as a big, tough guy, but he speaks four languages and he likes to watercolor.
We have no right to judge where we should be put, or to have preconceived notions as to what God is fitting us for. God engineers everything; wherever He puts us, our one great aim is to pour out a whole-hearted devotion to Him in that particular work. 'Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.'
People want to put you in the box, and you just have to fight past their preconceived notions.
Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
I'm not really sure what people's preconceived notions are.
I don't look at the gossip websites - it's unhealthy and I think it's a large part of what drives people in L.A. crazy.
People have a preconceived notion about who I am and it's interesting.
It's like picking who you want to win for the Oscars and not seeing the movie. Before you make a statement about someone, get all the information and see everything before you make a judgment.
Being called 'conscious' is a great thing to be, but it's the connotations and preconceived notions that come with the buying audience about what conscious music can be.
Нou're always in constant dialogue with your interior self versus your exterior self: how you look, and how you're perceived, and then people's preconceived notions of you.
I don't go into a movie with preconceived notions of where I want things to go.
Every woman deals with sexism most every day of their lives.
Growing up, it's just in your day-to-day. There are all these preconceived notions of what it means to be a woman or a girl, and straying from those ideas of femininity is sort of shocking to people. I felt angered by that as a kid. I felt like that was unjust. Like that was not right.