Quotes and Sayings about Thinking



"I remember thinking, That's what I need - and that hope was in Jesus Christ."
- Willie Aames
(Related: Hope, Christ, Thinking)

"The idea that you can make love and not war really is pretty neat. That thing in Korea, the thing in Israel - that's all over the world. There must be a new way of thinking."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Love, War, Idea, Israel, Pretty, Thinking, World)

"I mean the idea of this is that it's a good thing for the public to hear interviews like this and that there will be an inevitable amount of fewer interviews if people that the press talks to wind up thinking, well, it's not really a CBS correspondent."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: People, Idea, Press, Public, Thinking, Will, Wind)

"I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Judges, Opponents, Question, Thinking)

"The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in, 'I can't think of anything to give you, but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward, I was like, 'What were you thinking, idiot?'"
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Christmas, Thinking)

"When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more."
- John Adams
(Related: People, Hope, Freedom, Now, Talk, Thinking, Will, Writing, Years)

"Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Friend, Nothing, Talking, Thinking)

"Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Thinking)

"The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Discipline, Poor, Thinking)

"I remember back when I was a kid there was a comic strip called Plastic Man. His body was elastic and he could make his extremities as long as he wanted. As a youngster I didn't fully appreciate. But I'm now thinking Plastic Man was probably pretty popular with the ladies."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Body, Ladies, Man, Now, Popular, Pretty, Thinking)

"I love getting ready to do a scene, and thinking about it, and talking about it. But the rest of the time, I'm so nervous and obsessed. I'm just tearing my hair out in the trailer. The whole time I'm really tense."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Love, Time, Hair, Rest, Talking, Thinking)

"To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking."
- Alcaeus
(Related: Drinking, Folly, Grief, Melancholy, Pain, Sense, Thinking)

"Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Life, Thought, Man, Sense, Thinking)

"When does she do all this thinking? We're together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We've been married 48 years."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Time, Facts, Feeling, Thinking, Years)

"Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession."
- Joan Allen
(Related: Opportunity, Film, Open, Profession, Thinking)

"Some people say that practice makes perfect but I just feel that the repetition works against me and I start thinking too far ahead during a show."
- Rick Allen
(Related: People, Practice, Repetition, Thinking)

"Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Heart, Enemy, Songs, Thinking)

"In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Development, Hinduism, Conscience, Reason, Thinking)

"I saw 'Food, Inc.' last night - it was like a horror movie. I'm definitely thinking about my food supply now and how I want to grow my own."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Food, Horror, Night, Now, Thinking, Want)

"Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking."
- Idi Amin
(Related: Mistake, People, Talk, Thinking)

"In symphonic music, when you are conducting, you do the same thing. You are feeling the whole orchestra, thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change."
- David Amram
(Related: Change, Music, Feeling, Thinking)

"In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead."
- David Amram
(Related: Compliments, Jazz, Play, Thinking)

"The worst thing is always thinking of titles for records, with some reason behind them, and she just came out with the word, which she thought was a good word, a hard word, and since then we've sort of attached loads of meaning to it."
- Emma Anderson
(Related: Thought, Meaning, Reason, Thinking, Titles, Word)

"Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Art, Thinking, Want, Writers)

"At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Art, School, Theater, Thinking)

"You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Knowledge, Land, Thinking)

"My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Thinking)

"You sin in thinking bad about people - but, often, you guess right."
- Giulio Andreotti
(Related: People, Right, Sin, Thinking)

"A man's brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women's brain does."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Time, Women, Feeling, Man, Thinking)

"I don't buy the tabloids, but you're surrounded by it all and people tell you things they've read. I'd be sitting on a train looking over someone's shoulder and thinking: That's familiar... oh my God, it's me."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: God, People)

"I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I've just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone's 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Age, Profession, Thinking, Years)

"My way of thinking is very particular and concrete. It doesn't follow a continuous path."
- David Antin
(Related: Thinking)

"I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand."
- David Antin
(Related: Poems, Thinking, Writing)

"I'm standing up thinking. Anybody who wants to listen is welcome. If not, I'm happy to see them go."
- David Antin
(Related: Thinking)

"I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton."
- David Antin
(Related: Thought, Thinking)

"I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus."
- David Antin
(Related: Business, Focus, Help, Thinking, Trying)

"I never got to the point of needing drugs or thinking about giving up myself."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Drugs, Giving, Thinking)

"Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror where you see a guy in car and then there's the bad guy in the back seat. It's infantile to rely on that for telling a story. That's like going to bed and thinking there's a monster under your bed. It's silly."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Car, Bed, Horror, Silly, Thinking)

"If the gag is complicated, you spend more time thinking about the way you're drawing it."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Time, Thinking)

"As far as thinking about death and murder and various ways of killing people and how people die... I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Death, People, Killing, Mind, Murder, Thinking)

"There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Thoughts, Thinking)

"All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Intuition, Invention, Observation, Thinking)

"The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Age, Common sense)

"Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thinking, Want)

"I enjoy the crafts on the show enormously, too, when we have experts in showing how to make things. You watch them thinking you'll go home and do the things yourself, which is fun. Some I have done myself later on."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Home, Experts, Fun, Thinking)

"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Thinking, Writing)

"People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: People, Responsibility, Thinking)

"It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Men, Poetry, Education, Knowledge, College, Thinking, Years)

"The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the whole of the life of any thinking man, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what's it all about."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Life, Science, Man, Thinking, Trying, World)

"We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Thinking)

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Thinking)

"Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Direction, Doubt, Thinking, Will)

"If the audience walks out of a concert thinking, What a wonderful experience, then we have done our job."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Experience, Job, Thinking)

"Act strenuously, would appear to be our faith, and right thinking will take care of itself."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Faith, Act, Care, Right, Thinking, Will)

"I don't sit around thinking that I'd like to have another husband; only another man would make me think that way."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Husband, Man, Thinking)

"It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Life, Thinking, Will)

"The music is the last thing I'm thinking about right now, in order of what's important."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Music, Now, Order, Right, Thinking)

"I'd met Dr Dre, he was thinking about his next album, we talked a little and he said, 'Let me give you some of these loops and see what you come up with'."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Thinking)

"No new projects at the moment. There are restrictions to how much I can take on. And I need to finish those that I am committed to do before thinking ahead. But I'd rather they take final shape before we talk of them."
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Related: Projects, Talk, Thinking)

"It isn't that I was born thinking I had to be president. I'm getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don't believe this is a rash decision."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: People, Decision, Country, Encouragement, President, Thinking)

"They don't like thinking in medical school. They memorize - that's all they want you to do. You must not think."
- John Backus
(Related: Medical, School, Thinking, Want)

"Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Accident, Act, Meaning, Thinking)

"One thing I was thinking about the other day was you can't even conceive of the kinds of things you can do in movies today. The idea that you could draw, in a computer, dinosaurs and have them running around was totally impossible."
- John Badham
(Related: Movies, Idea, Computer, Day, Running, Thinking, Today)

"I remember being told 'Someone's gonna make a fortune out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way'."
- Arthur Baker
(Related: Being, Fortune, Rap, Thinking)

"Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Time, Change, People, Living, Thinking)

"In listing these tendencies making for a new world, we must not forget developments in the religious or spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind, where also we feel a strong unifying trend."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Feeling, Forget, Mankind, Religious, Spiritual, Thinking, World)

"There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: People, Country, Forget, Media, Now, Thinking)

"When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Action, Balance, Man, Order, Thinking)

"The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Fact, Thinking, Tradition)

"The rule of law in place of force, always basic to my thinking, now takes on a new relevance in a world where, if war is to go, only law can replace it."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: War, Force, Law, Now, Thinking, World)

"I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Past, Thinking, Want, Years)

"I have lots of sources of information about what's going on at the company. I think I have a pretty good pulse on where we are and what people are thinking."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, Company, Information, Pretty, Thinking)

"If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction that Jesus Christ is Lord, he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly accepts things can never reach."
- William Barclay
(Related: Certainty, Christ, Conviction, Man)

"Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: People, Thinking)

"Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Men, Women, Thinking)

"I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Wisdom, Wife, Thinking, Wives)

"To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Life, Dancing, Thinking, Want)

"I'm thinking about directing, but I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it. The opportunity has presented itself four to five times, and I usually said no because of the script."
- Angela Bassett
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Thinking)

"Some will have to cease thinking of the Church as a memorial association for a deceased clergyman called Christ."
- Stephen Bayne
(Related: Church, Christ, Thinking, Will)

"I can not remember even thinking that I was deaf when I was dancing."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Dancing, Thinking)

"It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!"
- Greg Bear
(Related: People, Open, Thinking, Writers)

"It's definitely part of it, that the men were having fun and doing the interesting things but also, I don't know, I'm just thinking more about gender and how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Men, Fun, Gender, Thinking)

"Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Fear, Appreciation, Thinking, Zone)

"We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Age, Disaster, Thinking)

"I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Manager, Coach, Reading, Television, Tennis, Thinking)

"These people are amazing. It's so emotional I was thinking about wearing waterproof mascara."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: People, Thinking)

"Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Men, Genius, People, Character, Deep, Instinct, Judges, Quick, Thinking)

"I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Courage, Fool, Thinking, Trying)

"Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Business, Being, Film, Hollywood, Thinking, Today)

"No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Eyes, Man, Thinking, World)

"I didn't picture myself as a movie actress. I began to think about it around college. I remember thinking, "Well somebody has to be in them," so maybe I could do that eventually. It's all been a surprise."
- Annette Bening
(Related: College, Thinking)

"The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Perception, Reality, Thinking)

"Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: People, Thoughts, Being, May, Thinking, Want)

"Calvin had finally taken a look at the ET tape, and he had reacted just as she had expected he would. He loved it; he loved me. Suddenly he was thinking of me for everything: underwear, jeans, suits, even the Escape fragrance campaign."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Thinking)

"War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder."
- Alexander Berkman
(Related: War, Blind, Destruction, Murder, Obedience, Stupidity)

"I appreciate the people there thinking about me, and I look forward to coming back to Paris for that occasion."
- Raymond Berry
(Related: People, Paris, Thinking)

"The killer app that got the world ready for appliances was the light bulb. So the light bulb is what wired the world. And they weren't thinking about appliances when they wired the world. They were really thinking about - they weren't putting electricity into the home. They were putting lighting into the home."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Home, Electricity, Light, Thinking, World)

"Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary thinking can be propagated by governmental power."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Power, Thinking)

"Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Art, Limitations, Thinking)

"Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Talking, Thinking)

"Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)

"Thus, the more succinctly a train of thought was expounded, and the more comprehensive the unity of its basic idea, the closer it would approximate to the prerequisites of the mathematical way of thinking."
- Max Bill
(Related: Thought, Idea, Thinking, Unity)

"Every time I started going in the direction of thinking how it might turn out, I started to just turn my brain around and not go there, because I think the surest way to guarantee that you won't win is to assume that you will."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Time, Direction, Thinking, Will)

"The Peking man was a thinking being, standing erect, dating to the beginning of the Ice Age."
- Davidson Black
(Related: Age, Dating, Beginning, Being, Man, Thinking)

"Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don't realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Movies, Film, School, Thinking, Want)

"A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking."
- Arthur Bloch
(Related: Thinking)

"I remember seeing some little wrinkles in my early 30s and thinking they were interesting. But you know the horror of it is that the screen image has to be perfect."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Horror, Thinking)

"What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Negative, Awareness, School, Sense, Theology, Thinking)

"When you start falling for somebody and you can't stop thinking about when you're going to see them again, I love that. Women are beautiful. They deserve to be cherished and respected."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Love, Women, Thinking)

"I remember one time that I was filming a scene in whych my character rides through Troy on a chariot. I just looked around at this incredible set thinking 'This is the life'."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Time, Life, Character, Thinking)

"I guess if you're stupid enough to join the army without thinking about getting shot at, then you really are a fool."
- James Blunt
(Related: Army, Fool, Thinking)

"If you say city to people, people have no problem thinking of the city as rife with problematic, screwed-up people, but if you say suburbs - and I'm not the first person to say this, it's been said over and over again in literature - there's a sense of normalcy."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: People, First, Literature, Sense, Thinking)

"This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society."
- David Bohm
(Related: Society, Help, Mind, Thinking)

"Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Attention, Question, Reality, Thinking)

"And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call 'sustained incoherence."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Results, Thinking, Trying)

"Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Change, Deep, Difficulty, Order, Solution, Thinking)

"No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Being, Thinking)

"The secret story is the one we'll never know, although we're living it from day to day, thinking we're alive, thinking we've got it all under control and the stuff we overlook doesn't matter."
- Roberto Bolano
(Related: Control, Day, Living, Thinking)

"I was blown away by the control and the range that I was hearing. I'm listening to Pavarotti and thinking, What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?"
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Control, Hearing, Hell, Listening, Thinking, Voice, Years)

"Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Ambition, Circumstances, Thinking)

"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Time, Action, Thinking)

"Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward-thinking foreign policy in the war on terror - keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: War, Policy, Enemies, Foreign policy, Support, Terror, Troops)

"Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: People, Knowledge, Beliefs, Thinking)

"There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Idea, Democracy, Thinking)

"Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Perception, Logic, Mistakes, Thinking)

"When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking."
- Elayne Boosler
(Related: Men, Women, Country, Thinking)

"I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Memory, Night, Solitude, Thinking)

"I was thinking of resigning since I did not want to be perceived as a man who did the president's bidding to save my job. I have had some time to think about it since. I think I did the right thing."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Time, Job, Man, President, Right, Thinking, Want)

"One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived."
- Paul Bourget
(Related: End, Thinking)

"It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them."
- James Bovard
(Related: Change, Politics, People, Positive, Virtue, Being, Burden, Positive thinking)

"I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking."
- David Bowie
(Related: Negative, Thinking)

"But I'm pretty good with collaborative thinking. I work well with other people."
- David Bowie
(Related: Work, People, Pretty, Thinking)

"This is why my art is about violence. Because I was subjected to so much of it as a kid. After that, and a lot of thinking, I became less violent. I realized that there must be other ways. So, I started to pursue them."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Art, Thinking, Violence)

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Creativity, Enemy, Self, Thinking)

"I work eight hours a day, but I'm not writing all that time. I'm thinking, editing, looking something up. Thinking is what I do a lot of."
- Barbara Taylor Bradford
(Related: Work, Time, Day, Thinking, Writing)

"In the first place, it must be remembered that our point of view in examining the construction of a play will not always coincide with that which we occupy in thinking of its whole dramatic effect."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Effect, First, Play, Thinking, Will)

"It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Life, Truth, Lying, Pain, Reality, Thinking, Will)

"I'm in a constant process of thinking about things."
- Richard Brautigan
(Related: Thinking)

"Well, Judy, I would hope in the new year, we could start thinking about politics not like it was the Super Bowl, where you always have to have one team that wins and the other team has to be a loser."
- John Breaux
(Related: Politics, Hope, New year, Thinking)

"The things I enjoy most as I watch the movie are the things that came through without even thinking."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Thinking)

"I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!"
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: God, Being, Now, Thinking, Years)

"Four months is a lot of living with that little life in you-thinking about it, eating right for it, nurturing it and all of a sudden, it dies."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Life, Eating, Living, Months, Right)

"Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Creation, Thinking)

"Einstein was a man who could ask immensely simple questions. And what his work showed is that when the answers are simple too, then you can hear God thinking."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Work, God, Answers, Man, Questions, Thinking)

"Let your performance do the thinking."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Performance, Thinking)

"I come from the place where I am thinking 'I have put my blood on the pages.'"
- Albert Brooks
(Related: Blood, Thinking)

"What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history."
- Avery Brooks
(Related: History, Being, Feeling, Thinking)

"While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Music, Time, Baseball, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

"Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing - where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Day, Deeds, Desire, Man, Thinking, Will)

"Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book, Elfstones."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Thinking)

"I don't think we have very good records about what they were thinking except, as I pointed out earlier today, that they did invent our political system."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Thinking, Today)

"I kept thinking, 'Somebody has to make a food show that is actually educational and entertaining at the same time... a show that got down to the 'why things happen.' Plus, I hated my job - I didn't think it was very worthwhile."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Food, Time, Job, Thinking)

"With each of those projects I wasn't thinking about how the layout would really affect the story I was working on - it wasn't the content that was affecting the layout, it was, how I wanted to draw at that point in time."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Time, Content, Projects, Thinking)

"I think the thinking is, in the comic books, I should pack as much onto a page as possible, because, you know, it's kind of the cheaper format, and you want to give readers as much as you can for their dollar."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Books, Thinking, Want)

"Loving is doing anything for them, thinking about them constantly and being able to spend your whole life with that person. Liking somebody is just like, 'Okay, I like them because of this, this and this, but I don't knkow if I am ready to be in love with them'."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Life, Love, Being, Thinking)

"There have been a couple of jobs I've done without thinking, without being engaged, and they just stink."
- Clancy Brown
(Related: Being, Jobs, Thinking)

"I remember growing up thinking that astronauts and their job was the coolest thing you could possibly do... But I absolutely couldn't identify with the people who were astronauts. I thought they were movie stars."
- David M. Brown
(Related: Thought, People, Growing up, Job, Stars, Thinking)

"I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such, I was more thinking of being among them, and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views, ideas, etc."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Artists, Being, Sharing, Thinking)

"Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Beauty, Reading, Thinking, Writing)

"I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God."
- James Brown
(Related: God, Job, Man, Prison, Thinking, Years)

"I like computers. I like the Internet. It's a tool that can be used. But don't be misled into thinking that these technologies are anything other than aspects of a degenerate economic system."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Computers, Internet, Thinking)

"Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Control, Corporations, Entertainment, Media, Politicians, Thinking)

"We should not mislead the Iraqis into thinking they have unlimited time to reach a settlement. The longer they think that, the less likely they will be to act."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Time, Act, Thinking, Will)

"A ghost is someone who hasn't made it - in other words, who died, and they don't know they're dead. So they keep walking around and thinking that you're inhabiting their - let's say, their domain. So they're aggravated with you."
- Sylvia Browne
(Related: Thinking, Walking, Words)

"I know he played on the last record but I don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton."
- Jack Bruce
(Related: Night, Thinking)

"I currently spend a lot of time thinking about orchestration and every detail of a piece."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Time, Detail, Thinking)

"Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and memories of the signs that it's over. It's over."
- Jeff Buckley
(Related: Eyes, Memories, Thinking)

"Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject. The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: People, Thinking, World)

"So when I looked at pictures and produced my calendar and edited the pictures, it wasn't just about looking at myself and thinking I'm attractive. I try to take myself out of it and get into the whole process of putting it all together."
- Brooke Burke
(Related: Thinking)

"I went through all my twenties thinking that I wasn't good enough."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Thinking)

"We had some problems - my children were kidnapped during that time, and it just changed my whole way of thinking, from being in show business and everything else."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Business, Time, Being, Children, Problems, Thinking)

"I always wanted to play Joan of Arc. I've always wanted to do that. Now I'm thinking, 'Maybe there's a story in Joan of Arc's mother!' If I don't hurry up, her grandmother!"
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Now, Play, Thinking)

"So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!'"
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Thought, Actor, Thinking)

"You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Persistence, Thinking, Writing)

"Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Consciousness, Devil, Force, Man, Possession, Spirits, Thinking, Will)

"Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Money, Living, Poverty, Prosperity, Thinking)

"I am not what I think. I am thinking what I think."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Thinking)

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Death, Life, People, Opportunity, Security, Thinking)

"I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Hell, Help, Humanity, Thinking)

"I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession."
- John Cale
(Related: Future, Obsession, Thinking)

"I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past."
- John Cale
(Related: Future, Past, Thinking)

"It's a terrible thing to go through life thinking that you have a rock on your side when you haven't."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Life, Thinking)

"Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite - getting something down."
- Julia Cameron
(Related: Art, Thinking)

"I'm thinking to myself, I just love doing the art, it takes me a morning to do."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Love, Art, Thinking)

"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Consciousness, Self, Thinking)

"Women often postpone their lives, thinking that if they're not with a partner then it doesn't really count. They're still searching for their prince, in a way. And as much as we don't discuss that, because it's too embarrassing and too sad, I think it really does exist."
- Jane Campion
(Related: Women, Thinking)

"We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Habit, Body, Living, Race, Thinking)

"Shakespeare said, nothing is either good nor bad but thinking makes it so."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Nothing, Shakespeare, Thinking)

"As I said, I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about partner brands."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Time, Thinking)

"I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam."
- George Carlin
(Related: People, Bible, Thinking)

"The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness... an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Thought, Ability, Consciousness, Forget, Thinking)

"He behaved like an ostrich and put his head in the sand, thereby exposing his thinking parts."
- George Carman
(Related: Thinking)

"I kept thinking, I went to college and I have to get a real job."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: College, Job, Thinking)

"Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Power, Belief, Desire, Logic, Pride, Thinking)

"The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, 'Is that a $20 million take?' That kind of thing, and being self-critical."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Money, Being, Danger, Self, Thinking)

"But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten, And always, in the answer, get The question back again."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Question, Thinking)

"Each of us, having received several hundred dollars, we passed the time gloriously, spending our money freely - never thinking that our lives were risked gaining it."
- Kit Carson
(Related: Money, Time, Thinking)

"My errors will point to thinking men the various roads, and will teach them the great art of treading on the brink of the precipice without falling into it."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Art, Men, Errors, Thinking, Will)

"When I first got started in the late '70s, early '80s, and first was thinking about the interactive world, I believed so fervently that it was the next big thing, I thought it would happen quickly."
- Steve Case
(Related: Thought, First, Thinking, World)

"A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting."
- Carlos Castaneda
(Related: Knowledge, Acting, Man, Thinking)

"Everyone was thinking it was going to be a bust. I felt redeemed."
- Jim Caviezel
(Related: Thinking)

"It is impossible for emotion not to come on us in thinking of that time now flowed away."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Time, Emotion, Now, Thinking)

"I was thinking, too, of Superman and his fortress of solitude."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Solitude, Thinking)

"Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Power, Ideas, Emotions, Sensations, Thinking, Writing)

"When I'm depressed and I feel low thinking that good movies are not made any more, then I put on his movies and I watch them. I laugh and I cry and I have great pleasure."
- Geraldine Chaplin
(Related: Movies, Pleasure, Thinking)

"Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Contemplation, Goodness, Thinking, Victims, Wickedness)

"We all must live our lives always feeling, always thinking the moment has arrived."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Feeling, Thinking)

"Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work."
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Related: Work, Art, Artists, Talk, Thinking, Writers, Writing)

"There is no theoretical study of motherhood. You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother, but I was like - I was more thinking of my own mother. I was doing my mother."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Mother, Motherhood, Play, Study, Thinking)

"I think those who invest in mutual funds want someone else to do the thinking for them. But the fact that they can move the money around the family of mutual funds just through a phone call lets them feel that they can play tycoons."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Family, Money, Fact, Play, Thinking, Want)

"Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: God, Heart, Ideas, Beliefs, Consciousness, May, Mind, Spiritual, Thinking, Will)

"Right now I'm just thinking about school and trying to get those grades and keep them up! In case I become a Norma Desmond when I grow up, I can have something to fall back on!"
- Anna Chlumsky
(Related: Now, Right, School, Thinking, Trying)

"Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Fear, Anticipation, Thinking)

"We were worried about that actually. The cast was thinking that they'd lose their minds. But we didn't."
- Erika Christensen
(Related: Thinking)

"Men have the power of thinking that they may avoid sin."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Men, Power, May, Sin, Thinking)

"But I certainly know a lot of people that existed at that level and are always kind of pining for more, always thinking that the next big break, the next opportunity, the big role are just around the corner of the next audition."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: People, Opportunity, Thinking)

"Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Planning, Thinking)

"A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Habit, Thinking)

"Habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Habit, Thinking)

"I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift."
- Septima Clark
(Related: Belief, Chaos, Fact, Thinking)

"I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Answers, Questions, Thinking, Worth)

"Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Man, Principles, Rules, Thinking)

"I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Birthday, Family, Son, Career, Children, Party, Thinking, Writing)

"I don't theorize too much. I sort of let the experience sink in, and I have to discover what the character is by doing it, and having those thoughts that she's thinking."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Experience, Character, Thoughts, Thinking)

"When a kid can understand that a word can mean two things, there's some real thinking going on. They have a vested interest in finding out what a word means, because it's the punch line to a joke."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Interest, Thinking, Word)

"In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: Act, Man, Order, Thinking)

"I'm not making up my mind about anything right now. Things are happening so quickly for me, and I'm still in the thinking stage."
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Mind, Now, Right, Thinking)

"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Society, Thinking)

"For some reason, on that sparkling afternoon last week, I actually saw the coal that was passing by and it set me to thinking how important coal was to our everyday lives when I was a little boy."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Reason, Thinking)

"I never got into this business thinking I'd be like a movie star."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Business, Thinking)

"In this room we're all here together, but there's probably a lot of different views, people sitting here thinking, I don't own any slaves, all the slaves are dead. Why am I responsible? My family were immigrants, too."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Family, People, Thinking)

"I see no marks of Wordsworths style of writing or style of thinking in my own work, yet Wordsworth is a constant presence when I write about human beings and their relations to the natural world."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Work, Style, Thinking, World, Writing)

"Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Envy, Hate, Loyalty, Public, Thinking, Will)

"No one has to learn to spell to talk, right? You see a little kid holding a conversation with an adult. He probably doesn't know the words he's saying, but he knows where to fit them to make what he's thinking logical to what you're saying."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Conversation, Right, Saying, Talk, Thinking, Words)

"I don't know what they're thinking about. Just because someone says, 'I like what you do' or something: They might like it today and tomorrow they might not. I've had that experience with record companies."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Experience, Thinking, Today, Tomorrow)

"I'm having this conversation with you now. I'm talking, but I'm thinking, feeling, smelling, and moving. Yet I'm concentrating on what you're saying. So that means there's more things going on in the body than just the present thing that the person's got you doing."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Body, Conversation, Feeling, Now, Present, Saying, Talking, Thinking)

"Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel."
- John Churton Collins
(Related: Life, Feeling, Mistakes, Thinking)

"I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Brother, Guitar, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

"My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: Thinking)

"When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and clear thinking can begin."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Love, Misery, Thinking)

"People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading out across the full range of formal interactions - or what is called the "text" in literary terms."
- Tony Conrad
(Related: People, Literary, Thinking)

"Subsequent to the original Quicken, the whole idea that we, as a consumer products company, could actually make business products, that was a whole revolution in our thinking."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Business, Idea, Company, Revolution, Thinking)

"Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Action, Mind, Thinking)

"There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Reading, Rules, Talking, Thinking, Writing)

"Thinking about the universe has now been handed over to specialists. The rest of us merely read about it."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Now, Rest, Thinking, Universe)

"Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Logic, Rules, Thinking)

"Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Food, Time, Sex, Race, Thinking)

"I love all of it, thinking up the plots, getting to know the kids in the story, their parents, backyards, pizza toppings."
- Caroline B. Cooney
(Related: Love, Kids, Parents, Thinking)

"That's the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Life, End, Suicide, Thinking)

"What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this over years of really thinking about it - is that style is the unconscious choices I make."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Choices, Style, Thinking, Unconscious, Years)

"The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is unnecessary to most film projects, and most film composers make better use of the enormous range of pop and other materials and techniques required of them than I probably would, faced with the same challenge."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Challenge, Composers, Film, Projects, Thinking)

"Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Attention, Thinking, Writing)

"I sometimes wonder what would have happened if the first book had not sold... doesn't bear thinking about, but I suppose we'd have made it work somehow."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Work, First, Thinking, Wonder)

"The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Happiness, Power, Balance, Day, Effort, Interest, Thinking, Vanity, Will)

"Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Liberal, Mail, Soccer, Thinking)

"Thinking you're immortal is weirdly similar to being immortal."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Being, Thinking)

"Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can't. The brain doesn't process negatives."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Running, Thinking)

"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Garden, Listening, Nothing, Thinking, Weather)

"With my daughter, who at the time was one, my domestic life needed to take more precedent and really with my own self I needed to develop quite a bit more. So that put Blur down the list of priorities quite a lot by the time I came to thinking about it."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Life, Time, Daughter, Priorities, Self, Thinking)

"Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the 'Thomas Crown Affair'. It's, it's, I don't know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It's the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it's not."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Movies, Chess, Thinking)

"There are a lot of editorials that have nothing to do with anything like that. But I was just thinking of that sense of prose as being very responsible and perceptive, thoughtful, intimate, and contriving a quote statement."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Being, Nothing, Prose, Sense, Thinking, Thoughtful)

"You were saying that once when visiting Yale, you were struck that unlike Pound, Williams's thinking was volatile, I mean, did not stay locked into a pattern of concepts that then defined his subsequent necessary behavior, whereas Pound did."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Behavior, Saying, Thinking)

"Nobody is going to be as bad for free thinking, right-minded individuals than George Bush."
- David Cross
(Related: Free thinking, Right)

"Now the writing in the head, I definitely do every day, thinking about how I want to phrase something or how I'd like to rephrase something I've already written."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Day, Now, Thinking, Want, Writing)

"I don't spend a lot of time thinking about regrets because there's nothing I can do."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Time, Nothing, Thinking)

"Fundamentally, whether directing in the theatre or a film, you have to be a good storyteller, regardless of the form. The thing I had to work hardest at was thinking in shots."
- John Crowley
(Related: Work, Film, Theatre, Thinking)

"As a young actor, people were trying to define who I was before I really knew that for myself. But I still remember thinking, "This is what I love doing, and I hope I'm going to be able to do it forever.""
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Love, People, Hope, Actor, Thinking, Trying)

"It is easy to write unthinking music."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music)

"Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Blood, Famous, Thinking)

"Aristotle taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Blood, Thinking)

"I've never really taken more than four days off, so it was a lot for me to go away for three-and-a-half months. I went all over Europe. I walked on a whole bunch of beaches and I did a lot of thinking."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Europe, Months, Thinking)

"I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Life, Routine, Thinking)

"You lie awake at 3 in the morning thinking of story ideas. You're online at 8 a.m. on a Sunday or midnight on a Wednesday. It's a job that you never push aside."
- James Daly
(Related: Lie, Ideas, Job, Midnight, Thinking)

"Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas. Or maybe art history. I was thinking about psychology, then I got really afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Art, Love, History, Ideas, Philosophy, Psychology, Talking, Thinking)

"The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Funny, Music, Now, Thinking, Writing)

"Everyone kept telling me, Just be yourself. Be yourself. I kept thinking, there's got to be more to it than that!"
- Tony Danza
(Related: Thinking)

"There are times when I'm driving home after a day's shooting, thinking to myself, That scene would've been so much better if I had written it out."
- Larry David
(Related: Home, Day, Driving, Thinking)

"Most of the time I'm thinking, I'm glad that scene was improvised."
- Larry David
(Related: Time, Thinking)

"It's not just about a coach telling you what to do and just following it unthinkingly."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Coach)

"Yes - it's the same in any other work - the more you massage your thinking the more capable I believe you are of expanding how you go about things and learning."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Work, Learning, Thinking)

"I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life."
- Miles Davis
(Related: Life, Day, Future, Thinking)

"Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking."
- Humphry Davy
(Related: Thought, Language, Thinking)

"But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Experience, History, Science, Ideas, Appreciation, Rest, Thinking, Wonder)

"There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Art, Reading, Thinking, Writing)

"The thinking was that so long as the British kept our basic documents in their hands and so long as they kept the formal right to change them, changes in our system would be careful and deliberate."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Change, Right, Thinking)

"To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even before he's out of the cradle."
- James Dean
(Related: Actor, Thinking)

"I was always talking about what I could and would do, and you would always make rhymes about the competion even though we werent thinking about competition."
- Kool Moe Dee
(Related: Competition, Talking, Thinking)

"In Europe the parents are included as with children. All three generations are together. I'm thinking of Italy. You go out on a Sunday afternoon and the whole family is there."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Family, Children, Europe, Generations, Italy, Parents, Thinking)

"For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Thinking, Writing)

"The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: People, Growth, Right, Thinking)

"All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him."
- Jack Dempsey
(Related: Time, Boxing, Thinking)

"Many characters in the novel are representative of types that exist in India. He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority, the caste system in India and the people thinking that western things are better."
- Anita Desai
(Related: People, Superiority, Thinking)

"I'm not a religious person, so I'm not a hardcore fate fan but I guess it's got me thinking about that. I was very careful, though, not to link Jaye's stories always to that."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Fate, Religious, Thinking)

"Then trust me there's nothing like drinking, So pleasant on this side of the grave: It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave."
- Charles Dibdin
(Related: Trust, Drinking, Nothing, Thinking)

"There are a lot of stuff on the record that I am thinking is generic but actually it is just as good as everybody else who is putting stuff out at the time."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Time, Thinking)

"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Fear, Thinking, Want)

"The thing that stood out above and beyond all the experiences was this relationship with the nine-month-old baby. On weekends, I'd be thinking about going back to set on Monday just to see the baby."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Baby, Thinking)

"If you're the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you've gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Home, Dreams, Failure, Thinking)

"Which is why, in my lieder concerts, I always strove, when possible, to sing only the works of a single composer, so that the audience could be gradually drawn into a particular creative genius' way of thinking, and could follow him."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Genius, Thinking)

"Toward the end of his life, one can sense that he was no longer thinking his way into the minds of others, causing them to speak on his behalf, but that he was now speaking for himself."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Life, End, Now, Sense, Thinking)

"Many mathematicians derive part of their self-esteem by feeling themselves the proud heirs of a long tradition of rational thinking; I am afraid they idealize their cultural ancestors."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Feeling, Mathematicians, Self, Thinking, Tradition)

"In the real life-process, willing, feeling, and thinking are only different aspects."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Life, Feeling, Thinking)

"Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Education, Habit, Creation, Thinking)

"Whenever I go on a ride, I'm always thinking of what's wrong with the thing and how it can be improved."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Thinking, Wrong)

"I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Time, Connection, Fish, Fishing, Mind, Thinking, Water)

"Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they're thinking at all."
- Bob Dole
(Related: People, America, Thinking, Wonder, Wrong)

"Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in the news business, when you're working a daily news broadcast, you get your victories and defeats every day."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Home, Business, Thoughts, Bed, Competition, Day, News, Thinking, Want)

"It was 1978 when Superman came out, and I kept thinking, Why don't they do something about it? They've done all these crappy attempts at comic book film adaptations. What can we do different? Why don't we just re-release this thing?"
- Richard Donner
(Related: Film, Thinking)

"This country is about, in my judgment, aggressive, open debate. There is an old saying: When everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking very much."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Country, Debate, Judgment, Old, Open, Thinking)

"I love sketch comedy. My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks. That would be my fantasy. I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Funny, Love, Goal, Brooks, Comedy, Day, Fantasy, Night, Thinking)

"If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost."
- Lloyd C. Douglas
(Related: Fear, Man, Personality, Thinking)

"The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Environment, Housekeeping, Thinking, Woman)

"In thinking about nanotechnology today, what's most important is understanding where it leads, what nanotechnology will look like after we reach the assembler breakthrough."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Thinking, Today, Understanding, Will)

"I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: People, Reason, Skepticism, Sound, Thinking)

"Kerry is an adult - he thinks things through. He learns from the present as well as the past. To George Bush, thinking things through is for sissies."
- Richard Dreyfuss
(Related: Past, Present, Thinking)

"I never think too far into the future. I'm too busy thinking about tomorrow's news."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Future, News, Thinking, Tomorrow)

"I've been thinking about the distorted view of science that prevails in our culture. I've been wondering about this, because our civilization is completely dependent on science and high technology, yet most of us are alienated from science."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Science, Technology, Civilization, Culture, Thinking)

"This planet seems to be in such sorry shape. And I can't ever think about the rest of the universe without coming back home and thinking what the implications for life here would be if we were to really have some definitive proof of extraterrestrial life."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Home, Life, Proof, Rest, Thinking, Universe)

"He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Direction, Doubt, Force, Succeed, Thinking, World)

"Don't think you are going to go on forever because you are not and begin to plan something that will compensate as you reduce your capacities to leap or turn on this or that or the other, begin thinking of something else."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Thinking, Will)

"The argument between wives and whores is an old one; each one thinking that whatever she is, at least she is not the other."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Argument, Old, Thinking, Wives)

"Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Self, Thinking)

"I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Change, Future, Mind, Past, Thinking)

"What I'm thinking about more and more these days is simply the importance of transparency, and Jefferson's saying that he'd rather have a free press without a government than a government without a free press."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Government, Importance, Press, Saying, Thinking)

"I'm thinking in terms of a point of departure, a field of action for performers to express an expressive need of mine which hopefully the context of music would convey."
- John Eaton
(Related: Music, Action, Departure, Thinking)

"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Solitude, Thinking)

"There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Labor, Man, Thinking, Will)

"Activists are generally doers - rather than watching television and thinking about the world they will put there energies into doing something 'active' to change the (political) situation."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Change, Television, Thinking, Will, World)

"Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Age, Education, Time, Development, Children, Experts, Risk, Thinking, Years)

"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Age, Habits, Man, Mind, Reading, Thinking)

"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Habits, Man, Thinking)

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Problems, Thinking)

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Problems, Thinking)

"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Mankind, Thinking)

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Talent, Thought, Positive, Fantasy, Positive thinking)

"The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Power, Thinking)

"The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Science, Nothing, Thinking)

"A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two."
- Will Eisner
(Related: Art, Belief, Ego, Key, Literary, Necessity, Thinking)

"Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me."
- Black Elk
(Related: Power, Vision, Body, Meaning, Thinking, Words)

"We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Change, People, Feeling, Past, Thinking, Today)

"Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Poetry, Money, Thinking)

"I don't mind you thinking I'm stupid, but don't talk to me like I'm stupid."
- Harlan Ellison
(Related: Mind, Talk, Thinking)

"I love thinking about American history, thinking about LA history. I love brooding on crime."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Love, History, American, Crime, Thinking)

"Thinking has become a superfluous exercise... purely internal, without compelling force, more or less a game."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Exercise, Force, Thinking)

"Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Life, Day, Man, Thinking)

"If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Hope, Thinking, Want, Will)

"I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world?"
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Change, Music, Thought, People, Deep, Spirit, Thinking, World, Writing, Youth)

"Every day of my life, I feel fat. It's not correct thinking in the natural, normal human being's way of life."
- Angie Everhart
(Related: Life, Being, Day, Thinking)

"Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still."
- Frederick William Faber
(Related: Thoughts, Being, Deeds, Thinking, Words)

"Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: Thinking, Will)

"You can change a person's life in an instant; put him in a movie, and you start thinking differently, you want to be in another movie. It's like an addiction almost."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Change, Life, Addiction, Thinking, Want)

"I am not thinking that because people say I am great that I really am great. I am just doing a job, just like everybody else. The only difference is that a lot more people see what I do."
- Oded Fehr
(Related: People, Difference, Job, Thinking)

"I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes?"
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Mistake, Behavior, Day, Hair, Living, Mistakes, Past, Thinking)

"Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Society, Music, Nature, Being, Commitment)

"I think if you ask any of us here, we all dreamed of ending up on Saturday Night Live. I remember thinking, 'I'll just keep doing this as long as I can get away with it.'"
- Tina Fey
(Related: Ending, Night, Thinking)

"The novel is always pop art, and the novel is always dying. That's the only way it stays alive. It does really die. I've been thinking about that a lot."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Art, Dying, Thinking)

"All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it."
- Charles Fillmore
(Related: Causes, Order, Thinking)

"All I'm thinking about today is cleaning my bathroom."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Thinking, Today)

"A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking."
- Martin Henry Fischer
(Related: Thinking)

"David wasn't thinking of being king when he was tending sheep; he was just doing what God sat before him."
- John Fisher
(Related: God, Being, Sheep, Thinking)

"I can no more think of my own life without thinking of wine and wines and where they grew for me and why I drank them when I did and why I picked the grapes and where I opened the oldest procurable bottles, and all that, than I can remember living before I breathed."
- M. F. K. Fisher
(Related: Life, Living, Thinking, Wine)

"The world went by, and we didn't get caught up in all the other things, because we didn't have time. We had no spare time. It was always thinking about training and focusing on what we wanted, our goals."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Time, Goals, Thinking, Training, World)

"Live television drama was like live theater, because you moved without thinking about the camera. It followed you around. In film you have to be more aware of what the camera is doing."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Drama, Film, Television, Theater, Thinking)

"I stuck with that size because I could bend the strings so well, and somewhere along the line I must have gotten it into my mind that I had small hands, so I was thinking I'd never be able to play a full-scale guitar, but I also felt like I was cheating or cutting corners."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Cheating, Guitar, Mind, Play, Thinking)

"My thinking was scrambled when Sullivan and I separated. Something happened to me that had never happend before. I couldn't cope. It was heartbreak time. I thought it was the end of the world."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Time, Thought, End, Heartbreak, Thinking, World)

"When you grow up in a totally segregated society, where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper, you have a hard time. You can't believe how much it's a part of your thinking."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Society, Time, Thinking)

"Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Planning, Thinking)

"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Art, Thinking)

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Work, Reason, Thinking)

"It's a mood record. Like one night you're going to be down in the dumps depressed because you're thinking about your ex-boyfriend and the next moment you're gonna be like screw him you know? And the next one you're saying to yourself "God I'm in love.""
- Willa Ford
(Related: Love, Night, Saying, Thinking)

"The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Life, Quality, Open, Space, Thinking, Welfare, Wildlife)

"The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world."
- Marie de France
(Related: Fool, Thinking, World)

"I remember thinking, I want to work for the camera."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Work, Thinking, Want)

"As long as I know what key the solo is in, I try to kind of empty my mind and not think about anything. I just play without thinking."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Key, Mind, Play, Thinking)

"I've been doing a lot of studying singing, and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time."
- David Friedman
(Related: Time, War, Horses, Old, Singing, Thinking)

"Congress should be forward thinking in the policies we set, instead of waiting until catastrophe looms."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Congress, Thinking, Waiting)

"As an improviser I'm now pretty comfortable with trios, so I'm thinking of working up to quartets."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Now, Pretty, Thinking)

"Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Thinking, Voting)

"Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Faith, Belief, Thinking)

"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Job, Thinking)

"Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, Lies, Living, Man, Pursuit, Thinking)

"You know, all writers are vampires and they'll look around and they watch you when you're not even thinking they're watching you and they'll slip stuff in."
- James Gandolfini
(Related: Thinking, Writers)

"Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen. They couldn't have been more wrong."
- Ava Gardner
(Related: Mistake, People, Thinking, Wrong)

"My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful."
- Hamlin Garland
(Related: Care, Day, Thinking, Worry)

"Writers seem to me to be people who need to retire from social life and do a lot of thinking about what's happened - almost to calm themselves."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Life, People, Thinking, Writers)

"Don't believe your own publicity. You can't; you'll start thinking that you're better than you are."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Publicity, Thinking)

"People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues."
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Related: People, Faults, May, Present, Thinking, World)

"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Success, People, Thinking)

"People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud's legacy itself."
- Peter Gay
(Related: People, Forget, Now, Reason, Thinking)

"The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Beauty, Elegance, Historians, Intuition, Mathematicians, Talk, Thinking, Worth)

"Then I got the offer to play Buck Rogers, but I turned it down thinking it was a cartoon character. Well I was wrong, it wasn't at all. So I read the script and decided I liked the character, it had a good concept."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Character, Play, Thinking, Wrong)

"It looks like I'm this huge shark going in for the kill... I don't know what I was thinking."
- David Gest
(Related: Thinking)

"It makes us feel better that everyone out there is thinking of Maurice."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Thinking)

"Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: End, May, Reading, Thinking)

"The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Beginning, End, Loneliness, Talk, Thinking)

"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Habits, Learning, Thinking)

"We're thinking about printing the lyrics with the next record so that people can find their own meaning in them. But then they would start having a life of their own, and I think the Portishead music should stay a whole in which the lyrics come second, actually."
- Beth Gibbons
(Related: Life, Music, People, Meaning, Printing, Thinking)

"Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Faith, Heart, Thinking, Will)

"But when it comes to writing the thing that I've sort of been thinking about lately, is why? You know, is it rational? Is it logical that anybody should be expected to be afraid of the work that they feel they were put on this Earth to do."
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Related: Work, Earth, Thinking, Writing)

"I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Thought, Party, Thinking)

"And I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Thought, Party, Thinking)

"I've found that if I say what I'm really thinking and feeling, people are more likely to say what they really think and feel. The conversation becomes a real conversation."
- Carol Gilligan
(Related: People, Conversation, Feeling, Thinking)

"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Poetry, Time, Bed, Expression, Lying, Night, Party, Public, Thinking, World)

"I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs - when I was 17 - that I realized I was talking through an empty skull... I wasn't thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Thoughts, Saying, Talking, Thinking)

"We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts."
- William Glasser
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Focus, Schools, Thinking)

"When people ask me what I do, strangers on a plane, perhaps, I tell them that I think. Thinking is excellent exercise, as much as swimming or jogging."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: People, Exercise, Strangers, Thinking)

"The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Life, Art, Sacrifice, Egotism, Giving, Spirit, Thinking)

"One thing that is almost always said to me is, I grew up with you. They are meeting me and feel that they actually grew up with me. I was with them during their play hours and thinking hours. I was a part of their childhoods. That's one of the most amazing things."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Meeting, Play, Thinking)

"I find myself thinking: Oh God, now what? I always have to have a new plan, otherwise I get very, very bored."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: God, Now)

"As the true object of education is not to render the pupil the mere copy of his preceptor, it is rather to be rejoiced in, than lamented, that various reading should lead him into new trains of thinking."
- William Godwin
(Related: Education, Reading, Thinking)

"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Action, Thoughts, Acting, Thinking, World)

"Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Thinking)

"They're thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man. Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous farmer and then he'll learn all that is necessary for him to know."
- Nikolai Gogol
(Related: First, Man, Thinking)

"To be able to always have a super sense of who I was and my own real identity and be petty and seem informed and always thinking in thoughts would be great."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: Thoughts, Identity, Sense, Thinking)

"The only way marriage can work is if a man respects the woman and she is a thinking woman and he wants to work on the marriage."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Marriage, Work, Man, Thinking, Woman)

"If I look confused it is because I am thinking."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Thinking)

"The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Thinking)

"The worse you are at thinking, the better you are at drinking."
- Terry Goodkind
(Related: Drinking, Thinking)

"No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side."
- Terry Goodkind
(Related: God, Battle, Thinking)

"I try not to think too much about what the audience is thinking and what they think I should do."
- Kim Gordon
(Related: Thinking)

"And then, I was thinking of doing a record just like starting with voice, because I did this one song that was just kind of a cappella, and I did it for this art piece I did where people could come and play music to go with a voice."
- Kim Gordon
(Related: Art, Music, People, Play, Song, Thinking, Voice)

"The worst thing I could be thinking is how could I be a cool bass player."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Thinking)

"You know, the interesting thing about having traveled around the country as much as I have, and I think it's sort of inadvertently what made me come out or at least begin doing things within the community and thinking more about that, was that I get to travel quite a bit."
- Lesley Gore
(Related: Travel, Community, Country, Thinking)

"Call it holistic or holographic thinking, it's been quite effective imagining the world's problems are all right in front of you on a smaller scale with your band. You deal with those relationships, and that's where real major change begins."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Change, Problems, Relationships, Right, Thinking, World)

"I like being on this stage because it keeps me thinking."
- Robert Goulet
(Related: Being, Thinking)

"Thinking is hard work. One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Time, Work, Ideas, Hard work, Thinking)

"He is a very positive captain; he is proactive as well as reactive. He is keen to read the game, to get in there, and he never stops thinking about the game, the situation, and trying to turn it to his advantage. He has been very good for the game."
- David Gower
(Related: Positive, Thinking, Trying)

"The tennis wasn't really very much on my mind, so it wasn't like I was thinking about it all the time."
- Steffi Graf
(Related: Time, Mind, Tennis, Thinking)

"A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you've already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen."
- Paul Graham
(Related: Thought, Language, Pen, Programming, Thinking)

"It's like a candy store for an illustrator, I connected with Harry pretty quickly and loved the way J.K. described everything; she's such a visually thinking person. You can't pass that up."
- Mary Grandpre
(Related: Pretty, Thinking)

"I firmly believe in marriage. It's a real important decision that takes a lot of dedication and time. If you're thinking about divorce. You shouldn't get married."
- Seth Green
(Related: Marriage, Time, Decision, Dedication, Divorce, Thinking)

"I'm not spitting in my own soup, I love having spent my life thinking about these things-but you don't have to know anything about his life, even though I've just written a biography!"
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: Life, Love, Thinking)

"I was thinking about doing another film at the same time, which was the sequel to Basic Instinct and I just had a feeling that wasn't going to happen. You know, I just kind of read the writing on the wall."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Time, Feeling, Film, Instinct, Thinking, Writing)

"It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Music, Motivation, Reading, Songs, Thinking, Trying, Writing)

"I suppose subconsciously I was thinking in terms of having the scale of it matching the scale of the images. Hence the sort of string quartet, jazz band and electronic stuff."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Jazz, Thinking)

"We are thinking ahead to long-term care, aware that many folks don't plan ahead and won't be ready. We want to see to it that people will have choices."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: People, Care, Choices, Thinking, Want, Will)

"In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Society, Individuality, Thinking)

"The very effect of the education they were given... was to make men think; and, thinking, they became less and less satisfied with the miserable pays they received."
- John Grierson
(Related: Education, Men, Effect, Thinking)

"The thing that cracks me up is how these reality characters start out thrilled and excited just to be on television, and how they move to thinking they are as big as the Friends."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Friends, Reality, Television, Thinking)

"One of the things I would like to do is make up stories that I would have enjoyed when I was a kid. So, if I'm thinking about an audience, it's usually a younger version of myself."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Thinking)

"Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Science, Animals, Atoms, Machines, Thinking)

"I'm never a person who likes anything I've done. It's just the way it is. Twenty years later, I can look at something I did, and I'm still thinking, 'You know, that could have been better if you had done it this way or that way."
- Robert Guillaume
(Related: Thinking, Years)

"It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Music, Fact, Thinking)

"Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me."
- David Guterson
(Related: Money, Time, Thought, Habit, Being, Books, English, Thinking, Writers, Writing)

"As the middle begins to feel safe enough to accept some of the so-called radical thinking, ideas move to the middle and a new edge is created."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Ideas, Radical, Thinking)

"Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn't that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Design, Men, Women, Interest, Thinking)

"Every man goes through a period of thinking they're attracted to another guy."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
(Related: Man, Thinking)

"Chris Cooper once told me to never have any regrets. After Chris said that to me, I walk into every scene thinking, 'exhaust every possibility.' Once you get to a certain place, it's like you just deliver everything you've got. Don't have any regrets. It pops up in my mind over and over and over again."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
(Related: Possibility, Mind, Thinking)

"I grew up in a family where many of our close friends were gay couples. As well as that, every man goes through a period of thinking they're attracted to another guy."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
(Related: Family, Friends, Gay, Man, Thinking)

"Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Thought, Discovery, Thinking)

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Thought, Discovery, Thinking)

"I want them to come away with discovering the music inside them. And not thinking about themselves as jazz musicians, but thinking about themselves as good human beings, striving to be a great person and maybe they'll become a great musician."
- Charlie Haden
(Related: Music, Jazz, Musicians, Thinking, Want)

"I looked at Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the boys up there thinking, I want to be that."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Boys, Thinking, Want)

"I was traveling on our tour bus through Europe and I was thinking I want to have long blonde hair."
- Nina Hagen
(Related: Europe, Hair, Thinking, Traveling, Want)

"There's nothing worse than having everybody thinking alike, talking alike and having the same direction in mind. It gets stale that way."
- Alex Van Halen
(Related: Direction, Mind, Nothing, Talking, Thinking)

"For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: People, Giving, Radical, Risk, Thinking)

"Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: People, Nations, Right, Thinking, United, Will)

"Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating."
- Lionel Hampton
(Related: Talking, Thinking)

"I've watched a lot of guys through the years, and they hold their breath until they finally win The Big One, thinking then they can exhale and chill out. You have to breathe through life, man. Have fun."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Life, Fun, Man, Thinking, Years)

"States are like people. They do not question the awful status quo until some dramatic event overturns the conventional and lax way of thinking."
- Victor Davis Hanson
(Related: People, Question, states, Thinking)

"You're over there in the corner either thinking about the dead dog or whatever, you're bringing up your personal life and you need the space, and then somebody throws you a joke. Especially if it's an emotional scene, you don't want the joke."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Life, Space, Thinking, Want)

"I'm living every ten-year-old boy's fantasy. The other day, Chris and I had this big scene where we had to pull out our guns, and I was thinking, 'Here we are in New York City - a place where every actor wants to be - and we are literally playing cops and robbers. How great is that?'"
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Actor, Day, Fantasy, Living, Thinking)

"I related to his disillusionment. Thinking that he was going for this big dream. Then he kind of saw through it all at one point and went back home. Then he started a bender, which I can relate to of course."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Home, Dream, Disillusionment, Thinking)

"But I just felt at one point that I was on a hamster wheel, you know? Just doing movie after movie and thinking so much about career related things and I think missing out on hanging with my friends and family as much I needed to."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Family, Career, Friends, Thinking)

"After you start learning all about the mechanics of piloting a riverboat, you stop seeing all the pretty sunsets and you start thinking about the weather."
- John Hartford
(Related: Learning, Pretty, Thinking, Weather)

"All the new thinking is about loss, In this it resembles all the old thinking."
- Robert Hass
(Related: Loss, Old, Thinking)

"I think it is just stupid economics for a government to approach economic management from a strand of thinking regarding unions as enemies."
- Bob Hawke
(Related: Government, Management, Economics, Enemies, Thinking)

"It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Work, Information, Loss, Thinking, Years)

"I was sick. I guess I was about to crack up thinking about all my good buddies. They were better men than me and they're not coming back. Much less back to the White House, like me."
- Ira Hayes
(Related: Men, Thinking)

"I'm still growing I take each day, one day-at-a-time. I'm always thinking and dreaming. As long as this heart keeps beating, there will be new things coming along."
- Roy Haynes
(Related: Heart, Day, Thinking, Will)

"To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Order, Thinking)

"We all sing about the things we're thinking; musicals are about expressing those emotions that you can't talk about. It works a real treat."
- Anthony Head
(Related: Emotions, Talk, Thinking)

"An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Idea, Property, Thinking)

"Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Thought, Reason, Thinking)

"The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Time, Thought, Thinking)

"I've known for years that you're supposed to be present. I know that thinking about what's happened or thinking about what I want is not going to get me anywhere, but until I quit doing it I'm not present."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Present, Thinking, Want, Years)

"People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure and isolation from friends and family."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Change, Death, Family, People, Friends, Isolation, Pressure, Thinking)

"Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Living, Thinking)

"Most of the younger people I knew didn't seem to have a handle on things; they hadn't found their place, they didn't understand how the world works, they didn't understand how to treat other people, and they didn't know how to stop thinking about themselves."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: People, Thinking, World)

"Scotty heard that I was thinking about quitting Apple because of his actions, so he called me into his office and asked what it would take for me to stay? I said, maybe if I could work on the Mac project, which Steve had just taken over from Jef Raskin."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Work, Actions, Office, Project, Quitting, Thinking)

"Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Life, Thinking)

"Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Art, Life, Wisdom, Soul, Thoughts, Feeling, Nothing, Preparation, Thinking, Unity)

"Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Cleverness, Patience, Thinking, Writing)

"But your questions, which are unanswerable without exception, all spring from the same erroneous thinking."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Questions, Spring, Thinking)

"You've got to respond to that and of course thinking through the role of a left party in the modern world, in the modern economy and society and having a policy response to that."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Society, Policy, Economy, Party, Thinking, World)

"But if we begin thinking about the world being over 100 million years old, then it's absolutely by chance that you and I are sitting here alive today, while all the others are dead or have never been born."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Being, Chance, Old, Thinking, Today, World, Years)

"I think we're in good shape, but the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina is in some small way mitigated by the fact that we now have more people talking about it, thinking about it and working on it, so that we will be more vigilant and ready."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: People, Fact, Now, Talking, Thinking, Tragedy, Will)

"Right now, I'm thinking in terms of just having a good band, man. Having a good act for the stage. Being a good performer, you know? Connected to that is future recordings, and future tunes, that kind of stuff."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Act, Being, Future, Man, Now, Right, Thinking)

"Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Being, Thinking, Worry)

"I lived for four years in the 1930s with these individuals and the only time that I wasn't thinking about dealing with physical suffering is when I was working on this book. I've never been more alive as when I worked on this book."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Time, Suffering, Thinking, Years)

"I go straight from thinking about my narrator to being him."
- S. E. Hinton
(Related: Being, Thinking)

"But the answer to how to live is to stop thinking about it. And just to live. But you're doing that anyway. However you intellectualise it, you still just live."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Thinking)

"If people were really naked and everyone knew what each other was thinking, everyone would probably just laugh... or they'd lock each other up."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: People, Thinking)

"But, I would always be thinking of how pictures are constructed and colour, how to use it, I mean you're using it for constructing, makes you think about it, the place did as well."
- David Hockney
(Related: Thinking)

"The original fairy tale was about the youngest sister going into a room in the castle and finding all the bodies of the wives that came before her - she is confronted with truth, thinking about how often we think we know people and we really don't."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Sister, Truth, People, Thinking, Wives)

"Mothers always find ways to fit in the work - but then when you're working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you're with your children, you're thinking about working."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Time, Work, Children, Mothers, Thinking)

"Yes, Jean Monnet was the father of the concept of a United States of Europe and his efforts more than those of any other single man helped change the thinking of European leaders."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Change, Father, Europe, Leaders, Man, states, Thinking, United)

"Not only has this subject been long associated with the ideas of thinking men over the ages but its practical importance is attested to by the huge resources of men and material thrown into this type of work."
- Robert Hofstadter
(Related: Men, Work, Ideas, Importance, Thinking)

"Kids don't have ruts yet that adults have carved into their minds. They're born logical. Crooked thinking has to be taught."
- James P. Hogan
(Related: Kids, Thinking)

"Without accepting the other person's thinking, you cannot further your own interest. You need the other's help to get results."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Help, Interest, Results, Thinking)

"Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Fame, Thinking)

"Sloppy thinking gets worse over time."
- Jenny Holzer
(Related: Time, Thinking)

"I could not understand how it could move under its own power. And when it had driven past me, without even thinking why I found myself chasing it down the road, as hard as I could run."
- Soichiro Honda
(Related: Power, Past, Road, Thinking)

"A moment's thinking is an hour in words."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Thinking, Words)

"Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Art, Genius, People, Idea, Attention, Thinking, Yesterday)

"I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Love, Fear, Being, Nationalism, Thinking, World)

"I grew up thinking that you were supposed to read and write all your waking hours."
- John Hope
(Related: Thinking, Waking)

"We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Death, Trust, Dying, Killing, Mind, Thinking)

"When I was thinking of casting this, I thought, What roles would Sellers be playing now?"
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Thought, Now, Thinking)

"Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious."
- Horace
(Related: People, Quick, Thinking)

"When schools produce students who learned to think on the left or on the right, they're not thinking for themselves."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Right, Schools, Students, Thinking)

"Usually, certainly British singers, adopt an American accent when they sing and I think that usually people are thinking of somebody else, but I just think of very specific people."
- Jane Horrocks
(Related: People, American, Thinking)

"Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Thoughts, Deeds, Thinking)

"And when I stopped doing that and started thinking about what feels natural and what feels right to me and started pleasing myself, then it became good."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Right, Thinking)

"The only thing that really matters in the initial part of my career, the worst mistake I've ever made was try to do things to please the audience thinking how the audience is going to respond if I do this."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Mistake, Career, Thinking)

"Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through... whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Negative, Negativity, State, Thinking)

"Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Music, Thinking, Will)

"A good listener is usually thinking about something else."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Thinking)

"They believed that Britain was in Ireland defending their own interests, therefore the Irish had the right to use violence to put them out. My argument was that that type of thinking was out of date."
- John Hume
(Related: Argument, Ireland, Irish, Right, Thinking, Violence)

"I think it's time for me to get out, because at the moment I'm only thinking about fishing 21 hours a day, and they're the waking moments. And even when I close my eyes I'm thinking about it."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Time, Day, Eyes, Fishing, Moments, Thinking, Waking)

"It really helps you to go through difficult situations by just thinking about it as being a big amount of work which you have to solve how to do. For example, I don't feel very inspired when I act, I just act. That's it."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Work, Act, Being, Example, Thinking)

"I have been guilty of wrong thinking."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Thinking, Wrong)

"Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Life, Effort, Thinking)

"The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Power, Existence, Right, Struggle, Theory, Thinking, World)

"I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Truth, People, Eternity, Hate, Hell, Teaching, Thinking, Writing)

"Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, 'God, he said exactly what I was thinking.' And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Death, People, Language, Respect, Talk, Thinking)

"I'm taking it step by step and not thinking at all about a new contract."
- Paul Ince
(Related: Thinking)

"People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Men, Thought, People, Animals, Liberty, Thinking)

"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking."
- Christopher Isherwood
(Related: Open, Thinking)

"There can be nothing exclusive about substantial art. It comes directly out of the heart of the experience of life and thinking about life and living life."
- Charles Ives
(Related: Experience, Life, Art, Heart, Living, Nothing, Thinking)

"In 'thinking up' music I usually have some kind of a brass band with wings on it in back of my mind."
- Charles Ives
(Related: Music, Mind)

"Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Time, Action, Thinking)

"Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings."
- William James
(Related: Life, Soul, Habit, Blame, Environment, Thinking)

"To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking."
- William James
(Related: Hate, Thinking)

"Man can alter his life by altering his thinking."
- William James
(Related: Life, Man, Thinking)

"Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."
- William James
(Related: People, Thinking)

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."
- William James
(Related: People, Thinking)

"Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Accomplishment, Being, Indifference, Meditation, Self, Thinking)

"Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Success, Business, Education, Positive, Football, Key, Positive thinking)

"In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals. They are two separate worlds."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Habits, Intellectuals, Thinking, World)

"I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Fool, Man, Rejection, Thinking)

"Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound by the rigid thinking of classical scientists."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Science, Scientists, Thinking)

"One works without thinking how to work."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Work, Thinking)

"You've got to keep your finger on the pulse of what your audience is thinking, and know what they'll accept from you."
- Dwayne Johnson
(Related: Thinking)

"I do get angry some time, but if I let that feeling take over it would only cloud my thinking and disable me from making the right decision when it counts the most. I just try to think about my mother, children, God, and of course my freedom."
- Lonnie Earl Johnson
(Related: God, Time, Mother, Decision, Children, Feeling, Freedom, Right, Thinking)

"If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Men, May, Thinking)

"The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Imagination, May, Reality, Thinking)

"Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles."
- Beverly Jones
(Related: Romance, Amusement, Reward, Running, Thinking)

"The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking, perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Work, Thinking)

"You weren't going to the theater to change the world, but you had a chance to affect the world, the thinking and the feelings of the world."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Change, Feelings, Chance, Theater, Thinking, World)

"And it was the idea that you can do a play - like a Shakespeare play, or any well-written play, Arthur Miller, whatever - and say things you could never imagine saying, never imagine thinking in your own life."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Life, Idea, Play, Saying, Shakespeare, Thinking)

"Nobody is thinking they're going to come out here and put a team here and become a multimillionaire. I don't know anybody that comes into the NFL like that."
- Jerry Jones
(Related: Thinking)

"I walked in thinking, 'I have ten movies under my belt and now they want me to go back to making commercials?' I said, if I do that, I want it to be funny."
- Orlando Jones
(Related: Funny, Movies, Now, Thinking, Want)

"We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white man would not let us alone."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Men, Peace, Country, Man, Thinking)

"Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities."
- Terry Josephson
(Related: Limitations, Possibilities, Thinking)

"Misery is almost always the result of thinking."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Misery, Result, Thinking)

"There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are - and have always been."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Money, Goal, Thinking)

"I've had women tell me that when their daughters see them taking care of themselves, and being defined from within, and thinking for themselves instead of thinking about that silly culture out there, it's powerful modeling."
- Naomi Judd
(Related: Women, Being, Care, Culture, Daughters, Silly, Thinking)

"One thing I was thinking about is that they probably get their come-uppance about the same percentage that people in real life do. Basically, stealing for all practical purposes might as well be legal in New York."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Legal, Life, People, Thinking)

"When I think of all the years in my 30s when I starved myself... but when I got the role of Lois, I stopped thinking about my looks and was just myself."
- Jane Kaczmarek
(Related: Thinking, Years)

"I thought it was possible that O.J. could have done something. It crossed my mind. I was thinking about the events of everything and going, Why did I hear that? I was going, No, it can't be, and just all that stuff was adding up."
- Kato Kaelin
(Related: Thought, Events, Mind, Thinking)

"For some years I have spent my time on exactly these questions - both in thinking about ways to prevent war, and in thinking about how to fight, survive, and terminate a war, should it occur."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Time, War, Fight, Questions, Thinking, Years)

"I'm against fashionable thinking."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Thinking)

"I'm against sloppy, emotional thinking."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Thinking)

"Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Age, Thinking, Today)

"You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Stars, Teenagers, Thinking)

"I came in thinking about Bobby Ewing, but I love this Ray Krebbs role."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Love, Thinking)

"I was raised by the Christian Brothers, who believe in that, fortunately. They were, to me, the most rebellious arm of the Catholic Church - and one of the most liberal and forward thinking."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Christian, Church, Brothers, Liberal, Thinking)

"Everyone starts a film thinking that it would be a big hit. But sometimes it goes haywire."
- Anil Kapoor
(Related: Film, Thinking)

"I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Chess, Children, Schools, Thinking)

"The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Ethics, Thinking)

"It seems to me that a kind of thinking which is not technocratic has an opportunity for a renaissance in this country."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Opportunity, Country, Thinking)

"I truly believe that all power corrupts. Such is probably the thinking behind every political film ever made in Hollywood."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Power, Film, Hollywood, Thinking)

"For years after I resigned, I was still faithful to their way of thinking. But not in the American Communists."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: American, Thinking, Years)

"A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table - There's nothing wrong with them, but it's hard to stop thinking about it."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Coffee, Nothing, Thinking, Wrong)

"Your idea of that dish has evolved, and if you're a cook, you can start thinking in different ways about it, maybe even a different way than I think about it."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Idea, Thinking)

"And they discovered something very interesting: when it comes to walking, most of the ant's thinking and decision-making is not in its brain at all. It's distributed. It's in its legs."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Decision, Thinking, Walking)

"A brain is a society of very small, simple modules that cannot be said to be thinking, that are not smart in themselves. But when you have a network of them together, out of that arises a kind of smartness."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Society, Network, Thinking)

"Anyone in the humor business isn't thinking clearly if he doesn't surround himself with idea people. Otherwise, you settle for mediocrity - or you burn yourself out."
- Hank Ketcham
(Related: Business, Humor, People, Idea, Mediocrity, Thinking)

"Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Tax, Thinking)

"You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Time, Thinking, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Happiness, Being, Lies, Man, Thinking)

"This new one was held for a couple months, so I guess it was better, but when we go into thinking our next record tragedy, it traditionally will probably change the distribution again and it will get held up again."
- Kerry King
(Related: Change, Months, Thinking, Tragedy, Will)

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Men, People, Answers, Nothing, Quest, Thinking)

"An early fascination with higher mathematics at the university level blossomed into speculative thinking that could provide a basis for dealing with economic issues."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Mathematics, Thinking, University)

"We want to start them thinking that they're responsible for their own career."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Career, Thinking, Want)

"Young entrepreneurs should spend an awful lot of time thinking about what they want to go into."
- John Kluge
(Related: Time, Entrepreneurs, Thinking, Want)

"I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: People, Play, Thinking, Want)

"Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they're thinking, if they're happy or sad. That's what I tried to do with Barney."
- Don Knotts
(Related: Thought, Faces, Kids, Thinking)

"Food fighters in Japan think of themselves as athletes. They have a higher recognition of the game and are constantly thinking about records. I probably won't continue for long because it puts pressure on the body. But I am at the age where I can perform my best."
- Takeru Kobayashi
(Related: Age, Food, Athletes, Body, Pressure, Thinking)

"You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps."
- George Konrad
(Related: Courage, Right, Thinking, Tomorrow, Will)

"The intellectual force of the West is still dominant, but other cultures are getting stronger. I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking in architecture and urban planning, and that less will be based on our models."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, Force, Planning, Thinking, Will)

"I'd say that my profession ends where architectural thinking ends - architectural thinking in terms of thinking about programs and organizational structure. These abstractions play a role in many other disciplines, and those disciplines are now defining their 'architectures' as well."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Now, Play, Profession, Thinking)

"My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate."
- Willem de Kooning
(Related: Desperation, Interest, Lies, Thinking)

"Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: Age, Music, Thinking)

"There are two ways to slice easily thorugh life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking."
- Alfred Korzybski
(Related: Life, Doubt, Thinking)

"I don't spend a lot of time thinking of what they'll do musically, I try to imagine being locked into a windowless room with this person for twelve hours at a time. If you can look at that and think it might be fun then maybe you've got the right musician."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Time, Being, Fun, Right, Thinking)

"When the audience is awful you can still have a great night and people will walk out thinking they had a great time even though there was loads of loudmouths and the sound was terrible."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Time, People, Night, Sound, Thinking, Will)

"If I'm writing strictly for others, how does that show what I'm experiencing or thinking? I just got to a point where I realized I could be as personal as I wanted to be and people could relate to those situations if they so choose."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: People, Thinking, Writing)

"All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Man, Religious, Thinking, Word)

"I wanted to be the kind of woman who would attract a certain kind of man that I could respect. That was my thinking. It had to do with the kind of couple I would be a part of."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Man, Respect, Thinking, Woman)

"When we think of the state of the economy, we are not thinking in terms of money flow. We are thinking in terms of the effect on everyday lives of people."
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Money, People, Economy, Effect, State, Thinking)

"I grew up thinking of snow as a luxury you visit."
- John Landis
(Related: Luxury, Snow, Thinking, Visit)

"Language expresses people's thinking and it was by a Word that God created the world and preserves it."
- Walter Lang
(Related: God, People, Language, Thinking, Word, World)

"Militarism is basically a way of thinking, a certain interpretation of the function of the state; this manner of thinking is, moreover, revealed by its outer forms: by armaments and state organization."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: State, Thinking)

"I've been thinking a lot about next year, which will be the first time in 25 years that I don't have a child at home."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Home, Time, First, Thinking, Will, Years)

"I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth."
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Art, Wealth, Tax, Living, Portraits, Thinking)

"When you start thinking about taking pictures, sending an e-mail, receiving an e-mail, speaking into your phone and have it transcript voice into text and then sent as an e-mail, it's mind-boggling."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Mind, Thinking, Voice)

"Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure."
- Tommy Lasorda
(Related: Failure, Pressure, Thinking, Vocabulary, Word)

"In parallel with the development of my interests in technical gadgetry I began to acquire a profound love of and respect for the natural world which motivates my scientific thinking to this day."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Love, Development, Day, Respect, Thinking, World)

"To say it another way, thinking, however abstract, originates in an embodied subjectivity, at once overdetermined and permeable to contingent events."
- Teresa de Lauretis
(Related: Events, Thinking)

"If I start thinking, 'Is this movie going to open? Is this movie going to do well?' I'm not focusing on the job. The job is to make a good movie."
- Taylor Lautner
(Related: Job, Open, Thinking)

"Talking about auditions, you never know what anyone else is thinking."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Talking, Thinking)

"Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Men, Thinking)

"I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies - thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Care, Cure, Thinking, Will, Youth)

"And when I'm on set, I'm just thinking about the script and of working. I think I've stayed focused on the work so much that I haven't really noticed my life start to change except for I've gotten busier."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Change, Life, Work, Thinking)

"I don't know if this is why everything has worked so well and I'm not sure I'd recommend this kind of thinking to anyone else, but I've always known I'd be successful in acting. I have certainly worked for it."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Successful, Acting, Thinking)

"When I interview people, and they give me an immediate answer, they're often not thinking. So I'm silent. I wait. Because they think they have to keep answering. And it's the second train of thought that's the better answer."
- Robin Leach
(Related: Thought, People, Thinking)

"The big lesson I learned from Hurricane Katrina is that we have to be thinking about the unthinkable because sometimes the unthinkable happens."
- Michael Leavitt
(Related: Thinking)

"The chances of a reunion now are less likely. I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band, but now they are really another band, so it's all a bit weird."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Now, Thinking)

"He saw us play a few times in fact. I did this song called I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, and Jimi loved it. He paid me a huge compliment when he told me that he was thinking of doing something similar himself!"
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Compliment, Fact, Play, Song, Thinking)

"If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Time, Thinking)

"I believe that Orthodoxy has been thinking lately, and despite other impressions, that we can't have full sacramental communion if we don't first have a fundamental agreement on the question of the primacy, that still isn't there."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Agreement, First, Question, Thinking)

"That's the reason some schools of thinking don't rule out a destruction of the Chinese military potential before the situation grows worse than it is today. It's bad enough now."
- Curtis Lemay
(Related: Destruction, Military, Now, Potential, Reason, Schools, Thinking, Today)

"Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly."
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Related: Words)

"Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly."
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Related: Words)

"Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something."
- John Lennon
(Related: Love, Peace, Being, Guilt, Thinking)

"I can't help thinking if she - the director of a government agency - is this ignorant about what funding is available and where the money comes from - how often lower-level bureaucrats must give wrong answers when people are looking for help to start a business."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Business, Government, Money, People, Answers, Help, Thinking, Wrong)

"President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval of the American voters to become president, either."
- David Letterman
(Related: War, American, Approval, Hell, President, Thinking, Wage)

"A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before they actually consider Iraq a threat. For example, France wants more evidence. And you know I'm thinking, the last time France wanted more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag."
- David Letterman
(Related: Time, Example, France, Iraq, Paris, Right, Thinking)

"I'm thinking, this is Robert Redford. You know, he's won an Academy Award, he's talking to me about directing a movie he's in. So you just think that it's Hollywood stuff or whatever."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Hollywood, Talking, Thinking)

"I think we have got to start thinking about banding together in terms of interested groups."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Thinking)

"In ten minutes, I'm thinking, 'OK, you know what? I love these guys. They're really smart, they're really good, they've got a good sense of comedy, under their guidance, I think maybe this could come out OK.' But I didn't like the part."
- Eugene Levy
(Related: Love, Comedy, Guidance, Sense, Thinking)

"Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Day, Fact, Grief, Living, Misery, Shadow, Thinking)

"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Truth, Comfort, Despair, End, May, Thinking, Will)

"My judgement is not good when I am on a book tour. I am not thinking about it that much. What happens is I will go back home. I have a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old and a wife who is now taking care of them who is wondering where her husband is."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Home, Wife, HusbCare, Now, Thinking, Will)

"The thinking of John Cage derived from Duchamp and Dada. I was not interested in that."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Thinking)

"Unless you're involved with thinking about what you're doing, you end up doing the same thing over and over, and that becomes tedious and, in the end, defeating."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: End, Thinking)

"There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: People, Thinking)

"Yes, you know sometimes, we started out thinking out how strange our painting was next to normal painting, which was anything expressionist. You forget that this has been thirty five years now and people don't look at it as if it were some kind of oddity."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: People, Forget, Now, Painting, Thinking, Years)

"Where there is life there is wishful thinking."
- Gerald F. Lieberman
(Related: Life, Thinking)

"Certainly after the tragedy in Neil's life, we were holding out hope for his recovery. It wasn't too promising at the time and obviously you get to the point of thinking that that is it."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Time, Life, Hope, Thinking, Tragedy)

"Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don't give some value to friendships and it can be depressing."
- Adriana Lima
(Related: Time, Work, People, Money, Thinking, Value)

"Sometimes you have to stop thinking. Sometimes you shut down completely. I think that's true in any creative field."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Thinking)

"When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Time, Man, Reason, Thinking)

"I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Being, Living, Thinking, Writing)

"You don't do anything thinking that it's going to stick."
- Ray Liotta
(Related: Thinking)

"Not too many people are - were as good as Bob Hope. George Burns was great at thinking, you know, on the spot. Steve Allen was marvelous, and so was George Burns. But Bob may be the king of them all, you know."
- Rich Little
(Related: People, Hope, May, Thinking)

"When I'm old I shall give up writing the big stuff and shall wander round the park thinking of songs."
- George Lloyd
(Related: Old, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

"Of course, one way of thinking about all of life and civilization is as being about how the world registers and processes information. Certainly that's what sex is about; that's what history is about."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: History, Life, Sex, Civilization, Being, Information, Thinking, World)

"Thinking of the universe as a computer is controversial."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computer, Thinking, Universe)

"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."
- John Locke
(Related: Knowledge, Mind, Reading, Thinking)

"People were actually approaching me on the street and thinking that I was an athlete. They couldn't quite place it, but a runner, or swimmer or something."
- Kristanna Loken
(Related: People, Thinking)

"People assume I'm out there having this great life, but money doesn't erase the pain. When you're young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Money, Life, People, Choices, Hell, Pain, Thinking, Wonder, Years)

"Thinking clearly and effectively is the greatest asset of any human being."
- Harry Lorayne
(Related: Being, Thinking)

"What you have, what you are - your looks, your personality, your way of thinking - is unique. No one in the world is like you. So capitalize on it."
- Jack Lord
(Related: Personality, Thinking, World)

"It's a surer way to a woman's heart to be interested in what she's thinking than what she's wearing or not wearing."
- Tina Louise
(Related: Heart, Thinking, Woman)

"The screen magnifies everything, even the way you are thinking."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Thinking)

"I went to college for one semester, and I took every subject I could, and I ended up failing. So I thought to myself, Ever since I was a kid, I've loved expression - and that's when I started thinking about acting."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Thought, Acting, College, Expression, Thinking)

"Because we have so much eye candy and mind candy, spending so much time trying to pay the rent, all of this conspires to keep us from thinking too hard or taking action from that. Our time is stolen. So much of our daily life is stolen."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Eye, Mind, Thinking, Trying)

"If you want to be a successful runner, you have to consider everything. It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed."
- Arthur Lydiard
(Related: Successful, Endurance, Thinking, Want)

"Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Dad, Politics, Funny, Grief, Hate, Lies, Politicians, Talk, Thinking)

"Nine-tenths of our suffering is caused by others not thinking so much of us as we think they ought."
- Mary Lyon
(Related: Suffering, Thinking)

"Progressively thinking biologists, both in our country and abroad, saw in Darwinism the only right road to the further development of scientific biology."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Development, Country, Right, Road, Thinking)

"It took me way beyond what I knew, into places of which I was totally scared, but as I became less frightened, I welcomed new ways of thinking and approaching something. It made me an infinitely richer person, and I think a better musician."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: Thinking)

"And some poets are far better read off the page because they're very bad speakers. I'm thinking of one in particular whom I won't name, a good poet, and he reads in such a dry, boring way, your eyes start drooping."
- Norman MacCaig
(Related: Eyes, Name, Poets, Thinking)

"I always think that I love doing what I'm doing at the moment. The past is over. I can't go play one of those characters again. But I can play this and I can continue to grow in what I'm doing at the moment and that's really what I'm thinking about now."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Love, Now, Past, Play, Thinking)

"We are afraid of ideas, of experimenting, of change. We shrink from thinking a problem through to a logical conclusion."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Change, Ideas, Thinking)

"I just try to try to keep an attitude that I don't know what I'm doing. Not to the point where I'm beating myself up, but I just go in thinking that I have a lot to learn. And I hope I still have that attitude 30 years from now."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Attitude, Hope, Now, Thinking, Years)

"We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think religion stops people from thinking. I think it justified crazies."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Religion, People, Nation, Thinking)

"The Buddhas had to be destroyed by the Taliban to get the world thinking about Afghanistan."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Afghanistan, Thinking, World)

"To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Danger, Thinking, Worth)

"We had to go all through the night thinking that our baby was dead. When God showed him to us, he wasn't dead, he was sucking his thumb. God had him safe and sound. He is a miracle. He is so healthy, so perfect, and God has really, really blessed us."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: God, Baby, Night, Sound, Thinking)

"America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: America, Leaders, Thinking)

"We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we're going. And get the job done."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Trust, Job, Thinking)

"I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Music, Motivation, Greed, Living, Thinking, Trying)

"The real danger of writing a great song when you're on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you're high."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Danger, Song, Thinking, Writing)

"I don't think anyone is thinking long-term now."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Now, Thinking)

"We didn't readjust our thinking or rebuild quick enough."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Quick, Thinking)

"I have a different way of thinking. I think synergistically. I'm not linear in thinking, I'm not very logical."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Thinking)

"Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: Americans, Thinking)

"This dragonfly came up to me. He was hovering right in front of my face, and I was really examining him, thinking, How does he see me? I became enlightened."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Right, Thinking)

"Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Age, Time, Man, Middle age, Thinking, Will)

"Before, we may have taken part in it without even thinking it was American Jewish, but in this case, I think, you have now perhaps pointed us in a direction of a new interest in this repertoire."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: American, Direction, Interest, May, Now, Thinking)

"I'm thinking about learning a few new things - like taking classical guitar lessons - and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock."
- Mick Mars
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Thinking)

"Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes."
- Mary Martin
(Related: Habit, Thinking, Thoughtful, Wishes)

"Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise."
- Robert Martin
(Related: Encouragement, Interest, Praise, Thinking)

"Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Experience, Letters, Thinking)

"In doing everything, from coming up with the ideas and putting them on paper till doing the final edits, you are always thinking the next three steps, you're always thinking what next, what next, what next?"
- Andrew McCarthy
(Related: Ideas, Thinking)

"I'm always thinking about what I might want to do next, but there's still things I want to do with Powerpuff - so I can keep going with this one for awhile."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Thinking, Want)

"Where I once believed people were there to be used, I started thinking of other people first."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: People, First, Thinking)

"If I can bring joy into the world, if I can get people to stop thinking about their pain for a moment, or the fact the tomorrow morning they're going to get up and tell their boss off... then I'll be successful."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Boss, People, Successful, Fact, Joy, Pain, Thinking, Tomorrow, World)

"Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Mistake, People, Beliefs, Injustice, Thinking)

"Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking you should have played him differently. You're the one playing the part so it has to be yours."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: People, Thinking, Worry)

"Actually, that's one of the things I was thinking about writing a story about me, loosely based or autobiographical. I just don't want to be like some people that are in their twenties and writing autobiographies."
- Matthew McGrory
(Related: People, Thinking, Want, Writing)

"I've been thinking about the record since I reached the fifty plateau. But you think about it and then you let it go because you can't waste many brain cells on hours thinking about it."
- Mark McGwire
(Related: Thinking, Waste)

"I pray to God I get inside a girl's head one day and see what in the WORLD they are thinking."
- A. J. McLean
(Related: God, Day, Thinking, World)

"It's awful to have to, but I've started thinking about that, you know. 86. I'm thinking, well, maybe I might make it to 90. At least I'd like to have my brains."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Thinking)

"I explain this not for publicity, nor seeking to win an argument of right or wrong, I explain so that the record is clear as to my thinking and motivations in bombing a government installation."
- Timothy McVeigh
(Related: Government, Argument, Publicity, Right, Thinking, Wrong)

"In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and its a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education."
- Russell Means
(Related: Education, Government, Policy, Ideas, Creation, Fact, Public, Schools, Thinking)

"The left-leaning thinking that dominates the movie business follows a common liberal instinct to deny the spiritual dimension to every problem, thereby profoundly compounding the difficulties."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Business, Difficulties, Instinct, Liberal, Spiritual, Thinking)

"Democracy is the art of thinking independently together."
- Alexander Meiklejohn
(Related: Art, Democracy, Thinking)

"When you live in hysteria, people start thinking emotionally."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: People, Thinking)

"People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it."
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: People, Heart, First, Thinking, Will)

"Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking, is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God, of my original existence."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: God, Consciousness, Existence, Ignorance, Proof, Thinking)

"At college I'd seen my dead frog's limbs twitch under some applied stimulus or other - seen, but hadn't believed. Didn't dream of thinking beyond or around what I saw."
- James Merrill
(Related: Dream, College, Thinking)

"I've never really spent a lot of time thinking about my individual accomplishments actually."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Time, Accomplishments, Thinking)

"I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Winning, Statistics, Thinking)

"When Kenny first came to me, I think he was thinking of making a nice little folk record, but in my opinion, folk music had come to an end and I felt he needed to go to the next step, the next generation."
- Jim Messina
(Related: Music, End, First, Folk, Opinion, Thinking)

"I think it can be fun to be single and date-like when you don't want a relationship. Or when you've just gotten out of a relationship, and, after get over the initial shock, your thinking, Hey, it's kind of cool being single."
- Breckin Meyer
(Related: Being, Fun, Thinking, Want)

"France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating power in the world of culture. This is true both of the French right and the French left. They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys or farmers who do not understand anything."
- Adam Michnik
(Related: Power, Americans, Cowboys, Culture, France, Right, Thinking, World)

"There is a kind of thinking in the Church that wants to reduce the priest to a mere functionary, a managing director, where administration rather than doctrine and worship are to determine the form of the Church."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: Church, Doctrine, Thinking, Worship)

"Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Profit, Thinking, Value)

"Women say they have sexual thoughts too. They have no idea. It's the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it. If they knew what we were really thinking, they'd never stop slapping us."
- Larry Miller
(Related: Women, Idea, Thoughts, Difference, Thinking)

"Most people might just as well buy a share of the whole market, which pools all the information, than delude themselves into thinking they know something the market doesn't."
- Merton Miller
(Related: People, Information, Thinking)

"I will be talking with gymnasts from some of the other countries. I will be getting a feel for what they're thinking and what they're doing. It should be a really great meet."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Countries, Talking, Thinking, Will)

"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
- A. A. Milne
(Related: First, Majority, Mind, Minority, Thinking)

"I always watched the show thinking, 'Wouldn't it be great to be a member?', but I never thought it would happen."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Thought, Thinking)

"I felt that I had been influenced by being in the city enough and I wanted to go off by myself to see what was going on. I remember going out there and looking in the mirror and thinking I wasn't anything."
- Roscoe Mitchell
(Related: Being, Thinking)

"Well, for over a year now at my desk, a prototype program of Luigi and Mario has been running on my monitor. We've been thinking about the game, and it may be something that could work on a completely new game system."
- Shigeru Miyamoto
(Related: Work, May, Now, Running, Thinking)

"If I just do it, it will take less time than telling someone what I'm thinking, and have them free associate, and then come back to me and I'll hate it and I'll have to redo it."
- Isaac Mizrahi
(Related: Time, Hate, Thinking, Will)

"I have seen doctors, in good faith, leave patients on steroids for years, thinking they are doing right. A friend of mine was on steroids for so long, she has severe osteoporosis."
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Related: Faith, Friend, Doctors, Right, Thinking, Years)

"The one thing I have wanted to stay away from is the steroids. When I had an attack two years ago in my home state of Mississippi, they put me on steroids, thinking they were doing the right thing, and I had a violent reaction."
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Related: Home, Right, State, Thinking, Years)

"I began thinking I would do musical theater because in high school that was really the only sort of curriculum they had as far as getting onstage and doing anything that anybody would see. So that's what I did."
- Gretchen Mol
(Related: Curriculum, School, Theater, Thinking)

"One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others."
- Moliere
(Related: Thinking)

"AIDS win be our first priority, but in two years' time we don't know where AIDS research will stand, so we are also thinking of activity on other diseases."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Time, First, Research, Thinking, Will, Years)

"I don't want to take fame for granted because that is when you start to think you are better than everyone else. That is when you start thinking that you are someone that you are not."
- Mandy Moore
(Related: Fame, Thinking, Want)

"I'm a liberal where children are concerned, a libertarian where adults are concerned - and thinking very seriously about running for the House of Representatives, for whatever that's worth."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Children, Liberal, Running, Thinking, Worth)

"When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don't want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking."
- Rick Moranis
(Related: Thinking, Want)

"No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking."
- J. P. Morgan
(Related: Difficulty, Thinking)

"I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Love, Success, Thinking)

"I remember thinking during those times that I wanted to write in a way where there are no rules."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Rules, Thinking)

"The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Purpose, Books, Mind, Thinking)

"People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: People, Thinking)

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Day, Mind, Reading, Silly, Thinking)

"Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure, has become very largely a commodity, and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that it is a social requirement, too."
- Jan Morris
(Related: Travel, Adventure, Necessity, Thinking)

"I would solve a lot of literary problems just thinking about a character in the subway, where you can't do anything anyway."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Character, Literary, Problems, Thinking)

"My major was Fine Arts and Education thinking I would become an Art Teacher. I couldn't visualize myself as an art teacher, thinking how it wouldn't work."
- Mark Mothersbaugh
(Related: Art, Education, Work, Thinking)

"I feel I have a lot to learn from English football and I am completely open to good influences in my way of thinking football. But I also have things to give them."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: English, Football, Open, Thinking)

"I grew up thinking that singing was my security."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Security, Singing, Thinking)

"I like to cook, but mostly Greek. When I am confused or tired, I think about what I can cook. It takes you away from everything, as you are thinking only of your dish."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Thinking)

"Instead of thinking that's a nice tune, you start thinking is it the right pace, is it the right tempo? That is the death nell for artists."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Death, Artists, Right, Thinking)

"I'm totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that's the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Age, Power, Work, Positive, Books, Positive thinking, Self)

"How mankind defers from day to day the best it can do, and the most beautiful things it can enjoy, without thinking that every day may be the last one, and that lost time is lost eternity!"
- Max Muller
(Related: Time, Day, Mankind, May, Thinking)

"Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!"
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Men, Thinking)

"I've often entertained paranoid suspicions about my fridge and what it's been doing to my poetry when I'm not looking, but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me."
- George Murray
(Related: Poetry, Thinking)

"Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars, but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets."
- George Murray
(Related: Poets, Reality, Romantic, Stars, Thinking)

"I feel as though I've fooled the world into thinking I'm an adult and now they're letting me procreate."
- George Murray
(Related: Now, Thinking, World)

"Basically, the start of my thinking process is: 'OK, if you didn't have to worry about re-election, what would you be doing?' That's kind of how I'm starting to think."
- Ray Nagin
(Related: Thinking, Worry)

"For a while I was thinking about moving the mouse with my hand."
- Matt Nagle
(Related: Mouse, Thinking)

"Therefore reinforcing a stereotype, therefore thinking that the entire Indian culture is just made of people that are against their children's decisions."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: People, Children, Culture, Decisions, Thinking)

"The camera is interested in what you are thinking as opposed to just what you are doing or saying."
- Ajay Naidu
(Related: Saying, Thinking)

"We made no inquiries about India or about the families people had left behind. When our ways of thinking had changed, and we wished to know, it was too late. I know nothing of the people on my father's side; I know only that some of them came from Nepal."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Father, People, Nothing, Thinking)

"We are still waiting for the president to introduce a concrete plan. He has just hinted at what he is thinking about doing, but no one has seen a proposal."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: President, Thinking, Waiting)

"So not only do we need to deal with threats as they emerge, we have to be thinking in anticipation of future threats, and the things we do have to be things that enable the system to continue to work."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Work, Anticipation, Future, Thinking)

"I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs, but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Effect, Longevity, Songs, Thinking)

"I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health."
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Related: Health, Disability, Joy, Scientists, Style, Thinking)

"I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research."
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Related: Circumstances, Research, Thinking)

"In the studio, I don't do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it's making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever."
- Bruce Nauman
(Related: Time, Work, Sculpture, Thinking, Want)

"Part of keeping space open is not to try to choose a form - to spend more time thinking about content, and let form take care of itself."
- Holly Near
(Related: Time, Care, Content, Open, Space, Thinking)

"Just keep thinking about the good side of ADD - the creativity and the originality it can stimulate."
- David Neeleman
(Related: Creativity, Originality, Thinking)

"Some ways of using our thinking are really inspiring. There are people who use their thinking to race cars. People use their thinking to build rockets to the moon. It's all just a use of your thinking."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: People, Inspiring, Moon, Race, Thinking)

"Linear thinking typifies a highly developed industry. It starts to get these patterns built into it somehow. I'm not sure how that happens, but certainly you take a look at dinosaurs."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Thinking)

"I haven't been out in the marketplace in a while. I'm thinking about going back into it. I've got some things set up over the next couple of months just to go and see. But I have no idea what the specific way to a solution is anymore. It's mysterious to me."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Idea, Months, Solution, Thinking)

"I don't think you can rely on Iran. I don't think you can rely on other radicals like the Taliban. They dispatched Al Qaida to bomb New York and Washington. What were they thinking? Were they that stupid? They weren't stupid. There is an irrationality there, and there is madness in this method."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Madness, Thinking, Washington)

"So far as the economic condition of society and the general mode of living and thinking were concerned, I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Society, Time, American, Revolution, Living, Thinking)

"I'm just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw: that's my way of thinking."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Ideas, Thinking)

"When I am cast in a movie where I feel that the woman's part is more interesting, I usually start thinking about Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire. They seem to be the most clear actors when working with women."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Women, Actors, Thinking, Woman)

"Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Time, Day, Deep, Interest, Thinking, Will)

"Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted for by the common error of thinking that, because useful knowledge should be remembered, any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning should be remembered too."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Knowledge, Error, Learning, May, Thinking, Worth)

"The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's shoulder? Such is not the always the case, but quite often it is."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Man, Thinking)

"It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Business, Change, Government, Time, Help, Reform, Responsibility, Sense, Thinking, Washington, Will)

"I refrained from writing another one, thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I am able to become a greater scientist than some of you, even without the title of doctor."
- Hermann Oberth
(Related: Mind, Thinking, Will, Writing)

"The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Funny, Ideas, Jokes, Thinking)

"I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Ideas, Being, Thinking)

"I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Ideas, Being, Thinking)

"I'd like my records to reach as many people as possible, but I'm also thinking in terms of how I can keep from getting jaded or unhappy with the process."
- Will Oldham
(Related: People, Jaded, Thinking)

"When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity - but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial."
- Eugene O'Neill
(Related: Love, Thought, People, Losing, Old, Thinking, Vanity)

"Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Change, Power, Peace, Thinking, Will, World)

"I don't believe in trouble. Because I think that trouble is sometimes good, sometimes bad. I've been known to be called trouble, which I think is quite a compliment. But I suppose, thinking about it, that my best and worst trouble has always had something to do with a man."
- Beth Orton
(Related: Compliment, Man, Thinking, Trouble)

"All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome."
- George Orwell
(Related: People, Facts, Future, Obvious, Past, Thinking, Wishes, Years)

"I like working intensely, then going away and thinking about it, working out why it didn't work and then coming back to it. It makes the work richer, I think."
- Miranda Otto
(Related: Work, Thinking)

"I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: Reading, Satisfaction, Thinking)

"There's a kind of sick security some people get out of keeping away from people with disabilities. They are running away from any situation that's not totally pure and all-American and that requires them to do any thinking."
- Major Owens
(Related: People, Running, Security, Thinking)

"My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm - as in abortion, sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use, or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as matters of free choice in a representative democracy."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Abortion, Choice, Democracy, Pornography, Prostitution, State, Suicide, Thinking)

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Habit, Appearance, Being, Right, Thinking, Wrong)

"When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Men, Liberty, Privilege, Shadow, Thinking, Yield)

"There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Act, Mind, Reflection, Thinking)

"I know that we shall meet problems along the way, but I'd far rather see for myself what's going on in the world outside, than rely on newspapers, television, politicians and religious leaders to tell me what I should be thinking."
- Michael Palin
(Related: Leaders, Newspapers, Politicians, Problems, Religious, Television, Thinking, World)

"My entire life has been spent thinking about this game. That's pretty narrow... I don't view myself as a person who's well-versed in very many subjects. I'm not proud of that."
- Bill Parcells
(Related: Life, Pretty, Thinking)

"I'm always there at home thinking of Wallace and Gromit ideas."
- Nick Park
(Related: Home, Ideas, Thinking)

"I spend shockingly little time thinking about real-world stuff."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Time, Thinking)

"All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking."
- Charles Henry Parkhurst
(Related: Men, Feelings, Thinking)

"Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Nature, Man, Thinking)

"Love is cheap. You can buy it anywhere. Lives are cheap. It's money that's dear. You have to work days and sit up nights thinking how to make money."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: Love, Money, Work, Thinking)

"I'm thinking about governing as the governor of this state, and that's what I'm going to do."
- George Pataki
(Related: State, Thinking)

"You see an absolutely brilliant film later, as an adult, and you walk out thinking about what to have for dinner. Whereas something like Jaws winds up having a huge effect on me. If only my parents had been taking me to Kurosawa films when I was eight, but no."
- Ann Patchett
(Related: Effect, Film, Parents, Thinking)

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Thinking)

"Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think."
- Octavio Paz
(Related: Man)

"The final upshot of thinking is the exercise of volition, and of this thought no longer forms a part; but belief is only a stadium of mental action, an effect upon our nature due to thought, which will influence future thinking."
- Charles Sanders Peirce
(Related: Nature, Thought, Action, Belief, Effect, Exercise, Future, Influence, Thinking, Will)

"It didn't take long to establish myself, as far as people thinking my work was good. They liked it from the start."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Work, People, Thinking)

"Determine to do some thinking for yourself. Don't live entirely upon the thoughts of others. Don't be an automaton."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Thoughts, Thinking)

"And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about."
- Roger Penrose
(Related: People, Direction, May, Thinking)

"My own way of thinking is to ponder long and I hope deeply on problems and for a long time which I keep away for years and years and I never really let them go."
- Roger Penrose
(Related: Time, Hope, Problems, Thinking, Years)

"If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world."
- Claude Pepper
(Related: Country, Politicians, states, Thinking, United, World)

"The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed."
- Claude Pepper
(Related: Mistake, Politicians, Thinking)

"The quality of his being one with the people, of having no artificial or natural barriers between him and them, made it possible for him to be a leader without ever being or thinking of being a dictator."
- Frances Perkins
(Related: Quality, Leader, People, Being, Thinking)

"I was a bartender in New York and I overheard this girl saying she made $3000 doing a commercial. A kid at work told me, 'Hey, I know this director and he'd really like you!'. So I walked into this guy's office and was like 'I was thinking maybe I could make $3000' and he hired me for commercials, short films, like 15 jobs in a row."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Work, Jobs, Office, Saying, Thinking)

"Today, if you are not confused, you are not thinking clearly."
- Irene Peter
(Related: Thinking, Today)

"No One Is Alone by Stephen Sondheim is all about thinking for yourself and being your own person."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Being, Thinking)

"Big thinking precedes great achievement."
- Wilferd A. Peterson
(Related: Achievement, Thinking)

"The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking."
- Phaedrus
(Related: May, Mind, Thinking)

"I've been thinking about Jesus. Don't you find it a bit strange that, since He was living with His family and all, He up and left them just when they needed him most?"
- Edith Piaf
(Related: Family, Living, Thinking)

"I think there's always a call for people who are bucking the norm. But I don't expect it to happen now because I think that more than ever the entertainment industry is trying to serve as a distraction, to keep people from thinking too hard."
- Guy Picciotto
(Related: People, Entertainment, Now, Thinking, Trying)

"Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures."
- Alessandro Del Piero
(Related: Family, Money, Time, Ambition, Football, Games, Thinking, Training)

"There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace?"
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Peace, Thoughts, Right, Thinking)

"There were air raids at night. The factory was dark and dirty. And I remember thinking - well - I must find somebody or something because like this I cannot go on."
- Ruth Pitter
(Related: Night, Thinking)

"Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both."
- Sylvia Plath
(Related: Feeling, Thinking, Woman)

"Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself."
- Plato
(Related: Soul, Talking)

"When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself."
- Plato
(Related: Mind, Talking, Thinking)

"What if we all suddenly get carried away thinking - who will be left to act?"
- Andrei Platonov
(Related: Act, Thinking, Will)

"When you've nothing to live for, you get to thinking inside your head."
- Andrei Platonov
(Related: Nothing, Thinking)

"The play is on top of me all the time, and I am constantly thinking about it. Even when I leave the theatre, I'll mumble the lines to myself or think about the way the character walks or holds himself."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Time, Character, Play, Theatre, Thinking)

"I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people's recollections, which change with time."
- Frederik Pohl
(Related: Change, History, Time, People, Saying, Thinking, Writing)

"Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Science, People, Country, Encouragement, Support, Thinking, Will)

"Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: History, Time, Culture, Importance, Thinking, Universe, Years)

"At present, too much theological thinking is very human-centered."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Present, Thinking)

"I didn't grow up thinking of movies as film, or art, but as movies, something to do on a Saturday afternoon."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Movies, Art, Film, Thinking)

"People say, what is she thinking? I'm thinking: fun; cash; travel."
- Gail Porter
(Related: Travel, People, Fun, Thinking)

"Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Business, Money, Philanthropy, Thinking)

"There's always pressure, from other people and yourself. If you're happy with the looks you're born with, then what are you going to do your whole life?. We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Life, People, Pressure, Thinking)

"As adults, we do know more, but we don't know enough. People can be very unthinkingly callous."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: People)

"I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Encouraging, Thinking)

"I started thinking about my relationship with my students; I'm this guy who comes in from book - and movie - land and descends on angel wings into their classroom."
- Richard Price
(Related: Classroom, Land, Students, Thinking)

"The time I spent thinking about how I was better than somebody else or worrying about somebody else's attitude was time I could put to better use."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Time, Attitude, Thinking)

"I grew up thinking that whatever I wanted to do, I could do."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Thinking)

"Whenever I write, I'm always thinking of the reader."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Thinking)

"I would rather have one article a day of this sort; and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent a whole day's hard work in the way of concentrated, intense thinking and revision, polish of style, weighing of words."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Work, Day, Hard work, Style, Thinking, Words)

"Thinking that morality is all about commandments is a relatively new way of thinking, since the Reformation."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Morality, Thinking)

"Well, I think as long as people are talking about stimulus, I think the Fed will be thinking about cutting rates because monetary policy is the better way to go because you can turn it on and turn it off."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: People, Policy, Talking, Thinking, Will)

"Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the last meeting of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He sought me out because he was a fan. I was thinking he had confused me with someone else."
- Ted Rall
(Related: American, Meeting, Thinking)

"Whenever a critic mentions the salary of an actor, I'm thinking, He's not talking about the movie."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: Actor, Talking, Thinking)

"In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out, and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Thinking, Unix)

"The politicians in this world... have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes."
- Charley Reese
(Related: Destruction, Politicians, Thinking, Weapons, World)

"We need to do a lot more thinking about how the regime is going to evolve, how the bad guys are going to adapt their tactics, and what measures we're going to need in order to go forward."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Order, Thinking)

"Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Opinions, Thinking)

"It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Thinking, Word)

"The public may think I'm weird. They may think I'm crazy or anything that anyone wants to think about me. That's all fine. As long as one of the things you're not thinking about me is that I'm a pedophile. Because that's not true."
- Paul Reubens
(Related: May, Public, Thinking)

"We might possess every technological resource... but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Vision, Feeling, Language, May, Old, Running, Thinking)

"A thinking woman sleeps with monsters."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Thinking, Woman)

"The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Love, Hearing, Musicians, Song, Thinking, Voice)

"I'm not the kind of actress that goes home with the character. I mean, you're thinking about the work or the next day's scenes, but not staying in character. But as a film goes on, you become more and more fragile, emotionally. And physically too, actually."
- Natasha Richardson
(Related: Home, Work, Character, Day, Film, Thinking)

"The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Delight, Merit, Thinking, World)

"Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Devil, Thinking)

"I was 7, and I remember being given a part in a play and thinking, This is exciting."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Being, Play, Thinking)

"I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Politics, Elections, Future, Jobs, Thinking, Waste)

"It seems like we are moving towards something, some kind of point and it is probably going to be an important point in our development or dissolution. That is what everybody seems to be thinking."
- Terry Riley
(Related: Development, Thinking)

"Because the mask is your face, the face is a mask, so I'm thinking of the face as a mask because of the way I see faces is coming from an African vision of the mask which is the thing that we carry around with us, it is our presentation, it's our front, it's our face."
- Faith Ringgold
(Related: Vision, African, Faces, Thinking)

"I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Saying, Thinking)

"When I'm shooting, really the audience I'm thinking the hardest about is that first test screening audience who I want to like the film and that first opening weekend audience."
- Jay Roach
(Related: Film, First, Thinking, Want, Weekend)

"Two thousand years ago there was One here on this earth who lived the grandest life that ever has been lived yet - a life that every thinking man, with deeper or shallower meaning, has agreed to call divine."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Life, Earth, Man, Meaning, Thinking, Years)

"The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: People, Conversation, Reason, Saying, Thinking)

"On a scale of the United States, the Hollywood influence on what comes out, that's not the majority views of across the country. What we read in Us Weekly or People magazine, or Entertainment Tonight, it's not what the majority of the country is thinking."
- Kid Rock
(Related: People, Country, Entertainment, Hollywood, Influence, Majority, states, Thinking, United)

"Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Men, Thinking)

"Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Survival, Thinking)

"I believe in businesses where you engage in creative thinking, and where you form some of your deepest relationships. If it isn't about the production of the human spirit, we are in big trouble."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Production, Relationships, Spirit, Thinking, Trouble)

"Golf is a thinking man's game. You can have all the shots in the bag, but if you don't know what to do with them, you've got troubles."
- Chi Chi Rodriguez
(Related: Golf, Man, Thinking)

"I was raised thinking I'd burn in hell for being gay, but I didn't have a choice. It's just who I am."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: Being, Choice, Gay, Hell, Thinking)

"I cannot doubt that women will line up, like the men elected, with the groups whose political thinking and convictions are in accord with their own political convictions."
- Edith Rogers
(Related: Men, Women, Doubt, Thinking, Will)

"He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk. He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument, but my instrument needed tuning, and we had to split."
- Mimi Rogers
(Related: Thought, Purity, Thinking)

"Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Positive, Conservatism, Economy, Security, Thinking)

"I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Thinking)

"The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: People, Successful, Thinking, Voice)

"When I first began to write, I was writing on bass, because I was thinking more Public Image, more dub."
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: First, Public, Thinking, Writing)

"I really never stopped thinking about Ellen, because I just haven't felt that kind of energy with anyone in my life."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Life, Energy, Thinking)

"The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I'm gay know."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: People, Courage, Gay, Talk, Thinking)

"The Cold War is over but Cold War thinking survives."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: War, Thinking)

"So I ask the nuclear powers to abandon the out-of-date thinking of the Cold War period and take a fresh look. Above all, I appeal to them to bear in mind the long-term threat that nuclear weapons pose to humankind and to begin action towards their elimination."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: War, Action, Mind, Thinking, Weapons)

"Somehow, I had the feeling that I was responsible for Harry being dead. I remembered all the times that I wished he were dead, all the times I had dreamed of killing him. I got to thinking that maybe my wishing had finally killed him."
- Arnold Rothstein
(Related: Being, Feeling, Killing, Thinking, Wishing)

"I could finally quit my job as a bartender and stop dreaming that I might be Superman and know that I was. Then I started thinking about how cool it was."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: Job, Thinking)

"I can never have a poker face. Anybody looking at me can tell exactly what I'm thinking."
- Gena Rowlands
(Related: Poker, Thinking)

"You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Thinking)

"I'm still the same person, thinking the same way, so it's possible I will invent something."
- Erno Rubik
(Related: Thinking, Will)

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."
- Theodore Isaac Rubin
(Related: Problems, Thinking)

"You're thinking of Eurpoe as Germany and France. I don't. I think that's old Europe."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Europe, France, Germany, Old, Thinking)

"In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Leadership, Help, President, Thinking)

"I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety - panic attacks - and I was not sure of what I wanted to do."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Business, Thought, Anxiety, Pretty, Stress, Thinking, Wrong)

"Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Women, Mistake, Open, Thinking)

"I looked back at some of my earlier published stories with genuine horror and remorse. I got thinking, How many extant copies might there be, who owns them, and do they keep their doors locked?"
- Richard Russo
(Related: Horror, Remorse, Thinking)

"Actually ideas are everywhere. It's the paperwork, that is, sitting down and thinking them into a coherent story, trying to find just the right words, that can and usually does get to be labor."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Ideas, Labor, Right, Thinking, Trying, Words)

"My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!"
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Care, Fool, Poor, Thinking)

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Body, Thinking)

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Intuition, Mind, Thinking, Will)

"That got me thinking. Bon Jovi kills in Jersey. Just kills. We did Atlantic City this past winter and man, you wouldn't believe the intensity in that crowd. Can I just talk for a minute about how amazingly hot Heather is?"
- Richie Sambora
(Related: Man, Past, Talk, Thinking, Winter)

"My room for books and study or for sitting and thinking about nothing in particular to see what would happen was at the end of a hall."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Books, End, Nothing, Study, Thinking)

"I had been keeping an off eye on the advertising field, thinking I might become an idea man and a copywriter."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Idea, Advertising, Eye, Man, Thinking)

"I'm thinking of remaking Psycho again. Doing a third remake. The idea this time is to really change it - we're talking about doing a Punk rocker setting."
- Gus Van Sant
(Related: Change, Time, Idea, Punk, Talking, Thinking)

"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins."
- Carlos Santana
(Related: People, Future, Living, Past, Present, Thinking)

"Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine."
- George Santayana
(Related: Faith, Thought, Heart, Light, Thinking)

"Beginning with adolescence, my political formation was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism. It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced by an atmosphere of active critical resistance. That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship and up to the Revolution of 1974."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Adolescence, Beginning, Being, Dictatorship, Direction, Revolution, Marxism, Thinking)

"My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Thought, Thinking)

"I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking."
- Dorothy L. Sayers
(Related: Quotation, Thinking)

"Lacey had this huge chip on his shoulder. He walked into the room thinking that the people didn't welcome him and didn't like him. He gave the impression that he didn't understand the Voice and New York, and he didn't want to."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: People, Impression, Thinking, Voice, Want)

"Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight."
- Barbara Schapiro
(Related: Delight, Laughter)

"Beyond this day, no thinking person could fail to see what would happen."
- Oskar Schindler
(Related: Day, Thinking)

"NASA should start thinking about this planet."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: Thinking)

"Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Kiss, First, Thinking)

"Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Reading, Thinking)

"The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Dream, Thinking)

"How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking."
- David Joseph Schwartz
(Related: Act, Mind, Thinking)

"Whereas Jeremy is just the opposite: always moving because he's never really thinking of anything and the kind of guy you'd worry inviting to a dinner party because he says what he thinks. He can be insulting at times but doesn't mean to be."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Party, Thinking, Worry)

"I believe in not over thinking things too much. When the right thing comes along, you really don't have a choice."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Choice, Right, Thinking)

"I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: People, Hope, Modesty, Thinking, Will, Word)

"Directing is: you're overwhelmed the whole time. Your mind never stops. If you care about it. You wake up in the morning and you begin thinking about it and then you go to sleep at night and you're still thinking about it."
- Campbell Scott
(Related: Time, Care, Mind, Night, Sleep, Thinking)

"When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Thinking)

"Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own."
- Charles Scribner, Jr.
(Related: Mind, Reading, Thinking)

"Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet - thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing - consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust."
- Lance Secretan
(Related: Love, Trust, Heart, Feeling, Feet, Followers, Leaders, Saying, Thinking)

"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking."
- Jerry Seinfeld
(Related: People, Thinking)

"Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking, without being overly heavy-handed about it."
- Richard Serra
(Related: Being, Body, Thinking, Walking, Want)

"The first day at the power plant I found myself photographing some steam vents on the roof of the structure. And I remember consciously thinking that they were just like trees but they were metal."
- John Sexton
(Related: Power, Day, First, Thinking, Trees)

"Having photographed the landscape for a number of years and specifically working with trees and in the forest I found, without consciously thinking about it, that it was a great learning experience for me in terms of organizing elements."
- John Sexton
(Related: Experience, Learning, Thinking, Trees, Years)

"The state has, in order to control us, introduced division into our thinking, so that we come to distrust others and look to the state for protection."
- Butler Shaffer
(Related: Control, Distrust, Order, Protection, State, Thinking)

"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Nothing, Thinking)

"It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Thinking)

"So already, you go from not having a job and thinking you're going to get fired after the pilot, to knowing that you've got a guaranteed job for 4 years."
- Michael Shanks
(Related: Job, Thinking, Years)

"I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I'm giving an interview or talking to people, that's all that I'm thinking about."
- Omar Sharif
(Related: People, Giving, Talking, Thinking, Want)

"Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: People, Reputation, Thinking)

"I have been thinking about joining the Peace Corps. That is something that I would absolutely love to do. I think that would be an incredible experience, so that's an avenue that I might want to look at."
- Lindsey Shaw
(Related: Love, Peace, Experience, Thinking, Want)

"When I became 16 I started thinking seriously about singing."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Singing, Thinking)

"You can have fun, but you also have to put on your thinking cap every day."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Day, Fun, Thinking)

"Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you're finished. You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Mind, Thinking)

"For me, a play is a form of writing which isn't complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it's still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence."
- Wallace Shawn
(Related: Time, Actors, Play, Thinking, Writing)

"In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms, but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking. It's a much more in-depth process."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Clothes, Thinking)

"When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Care, Cats, Thinking)

"Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training."
- Michael Shermer
(Related: Science, Thinking, Training)

"We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill... it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress."
- Li Ka Shing
(Related: Age, Knowledge, Progress, Vision, Skill, Thinking)

"I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the unthinkable by using pop culture images."
- John Shirley
(Related: People, Culture, Thinking, Trying)

"The money was good while it lasted. The best part was clearly that it changed my view of what's possible, as far as thinking how you can have an impact on a national level."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Money, Thinking)

"You start to think bigger when you see how quickly a TV show can catch on in a whole country. That confidence, and thinking big, opened a lot of doors."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Confidence, Country, Thinking)

"Because, they're only thinking about one team when that game's over. Before the game, they're talking about two football teams. When the game's over, there's only one winner."
- Don Shula
(Related: Football, Talking, Thinking)

"If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!"
- Shel Silverstein
(Related: Thinking)

"When I talk of the purpose of life, I am thinking not only of human life, but of all life on Earth and of the life which must exist upon other planets throughout the universe."
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Life, Purpose, Earth, Talk, Thinking, Universe)

"It seems to me, thinking of it, that there must be some universal plan which set in motion the orbiting of the electrons about the nucleus and the slower, more majestic orbit of the galaxies about one another to the very edge of space."
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Space, Thinking)

"I haven't thought about it. I'm not capable of deep thinking."
- Phil Simms
(Related: Thought, Deep, Thinking)

"There are no morals about technology at all. Technology expands our ways of thinking about things, expands our ways of doing things. If we're bad people we use technology for bad purposes and if we're good people we use it for good purposes."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Technology, People, Morals, Thinking)

"Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking."
- Nina Simone
(Related: America, Slavery, Thinking)

"The worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Hurt, Prejudice, Rest, Self, Thinking)

"Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Man, Originality, Thinking, Words, Writing)

"My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Work, Consistency, Clarity, Thinking)

"I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Time, Modesty, Thinking)

"Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always 'I am healthily in body and mind'."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Body, Disease, Mind, Thinking, Will)

"Maybe you're going to a concert thinking you're not going to hear anything but music. But you may walk away from there with an answer to a problem that you're carrying around with you that you didn't think you were going to hear about."
- Ricky Skaggs
(Related: Music, May, Thinking)

"To my mind, the best SF addresses itself to problems of the here and now, or even to problems which have never been solved and never will be solved - I'm thinking of Philip K. Dick's work here, dealing with questions of reality, for example."
- John Sladek
(Related: Work, Example, Mind, Now, Problems, Questions, Reality, Thinking, Will)

"I started writing, or rather, thinking, stories as a child, and at that time the reason was very clear."
- John Sladek
(Related: Time, Reason, Thinking, Writing)

"The lesson that any thinking person draws from the Stewart saga is that when the government asks questions, run for your lawyer and don't say a word. Had Stewart kept her mouth shut, she'd be OK."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: Government, Questions, Thinking, Word)

"Balance is so important in our lives. In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Balance, Feeling, Thinking, World)

"The big question society will have to answer is whether it wants computers thinking like humans."
- David Smith
(Related: Computers, Society, Question, Thinking, Will)

"He's thinking more with his heart than with his brain."
- David Smith
(Related: Heart, Thinking)

"I always mean what I say, but I don't always say what I'm thinking."
- Dean Smith
(Related: Thinking)

"One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking."
- Margaret Chase Smith
(Related: People, Act, Causes, Talk, Thinking, Today, Trouble, World)

"I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds."
- Martha Smith
(Related: Thinking)

"To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Danger, Thinking, World, Worth)

"I was being honest - I have nothing to hide. All I do, all the time, with everybody, is tell them what I am thinking, what I am feeling."
- Leelee Sobieski
(Related: Time, Being, Feeling, Nothing, Thinking)

"True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be."
- Ralph W. Sockman
(Related: Humility, Respect, Self, Self respect, Thinking)

"Best to live lightly, unthinkingly."
- Sophocles
"When you're in the middle of a pennant race, you can't go up there thinking about home runs."
- Sammy Sosa
(Related: Home, Race, Thinking)

"The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Feeling, Thinking)

"We reinvent ourselves to solve a client's problem. It's more than just tweaking. It's rethinking what your audience wants and needs. Isn't that what great actors constantly do?"
- Merrie Spaeth
(Related: Actors, Needs)

"Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Romance, Thinking)

"Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Mind, Night, Stress, Thinking, Will)

"Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Man, Pleasure, Pride, Thinking)

"That's why I never took this business too seriously, thinking I was something special, when I knew the truly great performers in motion pictures. pictures."
- Robert Stack
(Related: Business, Thinking)

"The songs are about things that we were thinking and we wrote 'em down, and when you listen to 'em, whatever you think it's about... THAT'S what it's about!"
- Layne Staley
(Related: Songs, Thinking)

"I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Mom, Character, Children, Dress, Thinking)

"I found out was, by the rhythm of my chewing, how I chewed fast, slow or what have you, I could tell the audience what my character was thinking and feeling."
- Rod Steiger
(Related: Character, Feeling, Thinking)

"Once more I can climb about and remind you that a woman in this epoch does the important literary thinking."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Literary, Thinking, Woman)

"I don't know if it has set in or not. Honestly, it's crazy. It's such an amazing honor. I remember thinking back to being in my room waiting for the call to see if I got the part. It's like winning the lottery. I'm proud to be a member of such an amazing cast - that's the best award of all."
- Hailee Steinfeld
(Related: Winning, Being, Honor, Thinking, Waiting)

"If we're going to win the pennant, we've got to start thinking we're not as good as we think we are."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Thinking)

"If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking about being an owner."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Baseball, Being, Thinking)

"I don't like being 50 and I don't like thinking about death."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Death, Being, Thinking)

"Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Accuracy, Observation, Thinking)

"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Truth, Democrats, Friends, Lies, Republican, Thinking, Will)

"A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties."
- Anne Stevenson
(Related: Feelings, Thinking)

"I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama thinking that I might make the team, might be a captain's pick. I made the effort to go over there."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Effort, Open, Thinking)

"I like to look like a person. It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great!"
- Emma Stone
(Related: Movies, Women, Teachers, Thinking)

"Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point. they've thought murder. The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Thought, Divorce, Murder, Thinking, Will)

"Thinking will not overcome fear but action will."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Fear, Action, Thinking, Will)

"Again, one of the problems I have with television, as I mentioned before, is it's trivial in many ways, and I think that a lot of folks out there are looking for new metaphors and new ways of thinking about things."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Metaphors, Problems, Television, Thinking)

"All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable, which makes you see something you weren't noticing, which makes you see something that isn't even visible."
- Leo Strauss
(Related: Thinking)

"As a result of the World War, this old Germany collapsed. It collapsed in its constitution, in its social order, in its economic structure. Its thinking and feeling changed."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: War, Constitution, Feeling, Germany, Old, Order, Result, Thinking, World, World war)

"Yeah, all those things, responsibility, pressure. It's a bit stressful. I try and come to terms with it by not thinking about it."
- Joe Strummer
(Related: Pressure, Responsibility, Thinking)

"I began thinking there should be an American phrase book, 'cause I've got an Italian phrase book, and an Arabic one... now a British one. I think it'd be pretty good to have an American phrase book."
- Joe Strummer
(Related: American, Now, Pretty, Thinking)

"Nothing will ensure war more certainly or entrench rivalries more seriously than for or against thinking!"
- Patricia Sun
(Related: War, Nothing, Will)

"We mostly feel fearful because we feel powerless. We feel powerless, I contend, because of a style of thinking that splits information in two poles that makes us lose all the operative information we need to solve the problem."
- Patricia Sun
(Related: Information, Style, Thinking)

"I wanted to write it long before I wrote Every Night, Josephine! I'd been thinking about it a long time."
- Jacqueline Susann
(Related: Time, Night, Thinking)

"The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free."
- Charles R. Swindoll
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Excellence, Information, Living, Programming, Thinking, Will)

"Animals are thinking, feeling creatures. They're sensitive."
- Loretta Swit
(Related: Animals, Feeling, Thinking)

"Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple."
- Barry Switzer
(Related: Life, People, Thinking)

"Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Intelligence, Courage, Thinking)

"I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody... I am old fashioned."
- Toru Takemitsu
(Related: Old, Songs, Thinking)

"Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Reality, Thinking)

"I could come up with 50 stories that I am thinking about."
- Gay Talese
(Related: Thinking)

"My own personal connection with God was not in a religious sense, so I wasn't really thinking in that way when I got the role and when I started doing it."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: God, Connection, Religious, Sense, Thinking)

"I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my own designs as part of my thinking on this matter."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Thinking)

"I think all jocks have a sensitive side. It's just, will they show it to anybody? Will they let their guard down and stop being tough and the cool jock guy around their friends, or just relax? I don't know if it's best to say opening up, but just relax and really say what you're actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear."
- Channing Tatum
(Related: People, Being, Friends, Relax, Thinking, Want, Will)

"Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think, who think they do!"
- Jane Taylor
(Related: Being, Man, Mind, Thinking)

"I don't really think about dance except just before rehearsals start. I put it off. I don't live my life thinking about dance."
- Paul Taylor
(Related: Life, Dance, Thinking)

"Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking."
- Susan Taylor
(Related: Power, Thoughts, Energy, Thinking, World)

"When I was thinking about The Lion King, I said, we have to do what theater does best. What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality."
- Julie Taymor
(Related: Reality, Theater, Thinking)

"The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea."
- John Templeton
(Related: God, Idea, Sea, Self, Thinking)

"I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Time, Thinking, Want)

"There's probably a way to use that great content and to live under the radar now and then in order to reach a new audience. That's the thinking I'm talking about."
- John Tesh
(Related: Content, Now, Order, Talking, Thinking)

"Go on thinking that you don't need to be read and you'll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won't feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: May, Party, Public, Thinking, Will)

"Well, first of all it's entertainment. That stops us becoming too pretentious or thinking we're great artists."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Artists, Entertainment, First, Thinking)

"The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Imagination, Actions, Feeling, Karma, Thinking, Unconscious)

"I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, Lonely, Man, Solitude, Thinking, Will)

"We are fans because the game also appeals to our local pride, our pleasure in thinking of ourselves as, yes, Americans but nonetheless different from residents of other towns, other states, other regions."
- John Thorn
(Related: Americans, Fans, Pleasure, Pride, states, Thinking)

"There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison; there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together; there are no ideas - the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Food, Ideas, Act, Thinking)

"Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness."
- James Thurber
(Related: Confusion, Thinking, Unhappiness)

"I limited myself to introduce a change in my way of thinking and the way I see things. When I look at my child, I do it in a different way then when I'm contemplating a chair. They are different... the child is a living being, and the chair is an object."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Change, Being, Living, Thinking)

"If they have covered your face with latex, you have to control yourself mentally so you won't think. If you start thinking, you will succumb to panic. I had a bit of a cold, and frankly I didn't have a good time."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Time, Control, Thinking, Will)

"I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Thought, May, Thinking, Worry)

"Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual."
- Paul Tournier
(Related: Life, Consideration, Mind, Problems, Spiritual, Thinking)

"If you have a good ear for dialogue, you just can't help thinking about the way people talk. You're drawn to it. And the obsessive interest in it forces you to develop it. You almost can't help yourself."
- Robert Towne
(Related: People, Help, Interest, Talk, Thinking)

"Every time I start a new piece of work, I spend a long while under the duvet thinking I can't do it."
- Sue Townsend
(Related: Time, Work, Thinking)

"The sexy moments for me, I wasn't thinking of them as sexy. I was thinking of them as more specific to my character. So it was necessary for my character's development in the movie, so that's how I played it."
- Michelle Trachtenberg
(Related: Development, Character, Moments, Thinking)

"I was just thinking of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and how young they were when they died. I would like to be a pop icon who survives. I would like to be a living icon."
- John Travolta
(Related: Living, Thinking)

"The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction."
- William Trevor
(Related: Imagination, Fiction, Thinking, Understanding)

"I think it's important that we all try to give something to this medium, instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: Cinema, Thinking)

"This is the great vice of academicism, that it is concerned with ideas rather than with thinking."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Ideas, Thinking, Vice)

"I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Thinking)

"If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big."
- Donald Trump
(Related: May, Thinking)

"As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Thinking)

"That sense of sacredness, that thinking in generations, must begin with reverence for this earth."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Earth, Generations, Sense, Thinking)

"Thinking in generations also means enabling our young to have a decent standard of living."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Generations, Living, Thinking)

"I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the subject of the sculptural pedestal, which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal - the great leader."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Leader, Thinking, Writing)

"The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks - ways of thinking analytically - are tied to nature's laws."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Work, Nature, Laws, Thinking)

"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted."
- Alan Turing
(Related: End, Machines, Opinion, Thinking, Will, Words)

"I remember leaving the hospital - thinking, 'Wait, are they going to let me just walk off with him? I don't know beans about babies! I don't have a license to do this.' We're just amateurs."
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Thinking)

"When that second airplane hit the building, we all changed. We need to get back to some serious thinking."
- Steven Tyler
(Related: Building, Thinking)

"The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Inspiration, Goal, Sight, Thinking)

"In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Control, Conflict, Present, Thinking)

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Love, Confidence, Giving, Kindness, Thinking, Words)

"The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people is that they act so continuously without much thinking, that it becomes dry and empty."
- Brenda Ueland
(Related: People, Act, Thinking, Tragedy)

"Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Evil, Interest, Thinking)

"I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Trust, Thinking)

"The main points were: one, the amount of Israel's nuclear weapons, how many Israel had, that no one could predict or know, including the CIA. They were thinking about a number like 10 or 15. But I came out with a number between 150 to 200."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: Israel, Thinking, Weapons)

"Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least, for they are thinking out inventions and forming in their minds the perfect idea that they subsequently express with their hands."
- Giorgio Vasari
(Related: Men, Work, Genius, Idea, Inventions, Thinking)

"Ya know, right now the most important thing in my life is to make sure you understand that, first of all I thank God I'm alive today, and I mean that. I spent too many years of my life thinking that the big party was the whole thing."
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Related: Life, God, First, Now, Party, Right, Thinking, Today, Years)