We are doomed to failure without a daily destruction of our various preconceptions.— Taiichi Ohno
Courageous Preconceptions quotations
Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions.
People who are aware of, and ashamed of, their prejudices are well on the road to eliminating them.
I would like the work to be non-work.
This means that it would find its way beyond my preconceptions...It is the unknown quantity from which and where I want to go. As a thing, an object, it accedes to its non-logical self. It is something, it is nothing.
I don't have anything to say in any picture.
My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph. I have no preconceptions.
Once you free your mind about the concept of harmony and of music being correct, you can do whatever you want. So nobody told me what to do, and there was no preconception of what to do.
To know ahead of time what you're looking for means you're then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false.
I do not know much. But there are certain advantages in not knowing. Like virgin territory, the mind is free of preconceptions. Everything I do not know forms the greater part of me: This is my largesse. And with this I understand everything. The things I do not know constitute my truth.
At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.
Any working composer or painter or sculptor will tell you that inspiration comes at the eighth hour of labour, rather than as a bolt out of the blue. We have to get our vanities and our preconceptions out of the way and do the work in the time allotted.
Policy is formed by preconceptions, by long implanted biases.
When information is relayed to policy-makers, they respond in terms of what is already inside their heads and consequently make policy less to fit the facts than to fit the notions and intentions formed out of the mental baggage that has accumulated in their minds since childhood.
The purpose of science is to develop, without prejudice or preconception of any kind, a knowledge of the facts, the laws, and the processes of nature. The even more important task of religion, on the other hand, is to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Traditional photojournalists arrive with an idea of what they are going to produce or what the editor wants. I approach a subject very much as a street photographer and a wanderer, without preconceptions. I try to leave it extremely intuitive and exploratory.
If we had no bias, if we had no preconceptions, what kind of forms could we design?
I am silver and exact.I have no preconceptions.
Your understanding of another person is limited by what you think you already know. So when you just listen, the person you meet won't match your preconception. The exciting thing is that you usually meet someone much wiser and kinder than you expected. You might also lose track of your ideas about who you are.
Every age has its own kind of war, its own limiting conditions and its own peculiar preconceptions.
People are too keen to follow standard preconceptions of how organisations should work. All too often, we feel that we are unable to make changes and so hope that someone, somewhere in your organisation knows what we are doing and what the overall aim is.
People have preconceptions about women of a certain age.
With any work worth its salt, you have to trust the author enough to take its measure. And if you apply too many preconceptions, you are not taking its measure.
Constant reminding ourselves that we not see with our eyes but with our synergetic eye-brain system working as a whole will produce constant astonishment as we notice, more and more often, how much of our perceptions emerge from our preconceptions.
Improvisation means coming to the situation without rigid expectations or preconceptions. The key to improvisation is motion — you keep going forward, fearful or not, living from moment to moment. That’s how life is.
If you asked people, "Do you like jazz?" they would be like, "not at all.
" But I think that if you're really putting yourself out there and really communicating, music can put you beyond people's preconceptions, beyond their playlist.
Everyone has got some preconceptions, but you have to readjust them in front of reality. Reality has the last word.
Nothing is falser than people's preconceptions and ready-made opinions;
nothing is sillier than their sham morality.
We know great art by its effect on us.
If we are prepared to look without preconceptions, without defenses, without haste, then art will change us.
Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than a minority of them - never become even conscious of them all.
An experiment in nature, like a text in the Bible, is capable of different interpretations, according to the preconceptions of the interpreter.
Once you embark on a road of imagination and creating, all bets are off.
All preconceptions about what you must do, make, think, assume, and believe are yesterday’s news.
He who experiments must, while doing so, divest himself of every preconception.
It is clear then that if we wish to make use of a method of experimental psychology, the first thing necessary is to renounce all former creeds and to proceed by means of the method in the search for truth.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
It's about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception.
You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organising them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.
I've told you before. You shouldn't judge people based on appearances and your preconceptions.
SF has at least the advantage of not depending on preconceptions.
Let's imagine again an observer looking at us without any preconceptions.
I think he would be struck by the fact that although human beings have the capacity to develop scientific knowledge, it must be a very limited capacity because it is only done in very narrow and specific domains.