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Bad Idea Quotes


"Sanctions are a bad idea." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"My children are 12, 12, 8, and 7, which is bad idea, bad idea, bad idea, bad idea, for mom going inside..." - Kellyanne Conway

"Nothing dies harder than a bad idea." - Julia Cameron

"You may turn a bad idea into a good idea - don't kill the bad idea prematurely. A bad idea can evolve into a good idea." - Martin Lewis Perl

"Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea." - Craig Reucassel

"Anything worth doing always starts as a bad idea." - Leigh Bardugo

"Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea." - Craig Bruce

"Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Xmas." - Jack Handey

"Even a bad idea executed is better than a good idea undone." - Paul Arden

"The only way to oppose a bad idea is to replace it with a good idea." - Jack Kemp

"Sometimes even hearing a bad idea is a great way to get to a good idea." - Charlie Day

"Whether or not regime change is a good idea or a bad idea. I don't think because I think the regime change was a bad idea it means that Hussein was necessarily a good idea." - Rand Paul

"We should invest in people not ideas. A good idea is often destroyed by bad people and good people can always make a bad idea better." - Simon Sinek

"I've never seen bad drawing destroy a good idea. On the other hand, I've never seen a good drawing save a bad idea." - Paul Conrad

"The survival value of intelligence is that it allows us to extinct a bad idea, before the idea extincts us." - Karl Popper

"It was a very bad idea. It was a terrible idea. It was the worst idea he had ever heard. It was irresistible." - Cassandra Clare

"It's alright to feel fear, but sometimes a very bad idea to show it." - Stephen King

"I was already at an age when putting off anything was a bad idea." - Philip Sington

"Keep an idea log where you write everything down, even the bad ideas." - Joshua Schachter

"I'm gonna see how this works out, but I think it's a bad idea." - Joe Teti

"Congress will always couple one bad idea with another, the better to 'offset' them." - Jeffery Taylor

"Testing children until they cry is a bad idea. It is an educational malpractice." - Diane Ravitch

"Never give up on an idea simply because it is bad and doesn't work." - George Carlin

"The idea that people do very bad things for sometimes very good reasons, feels reasons." - Meryl Streep

"Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea!" - Nikki Sixx

"It is a bad idea to live too long. Few carry it off well." - Charles Frazier

"You never know when you'll have a bad idea for a worse joke." - Benjamin Walker

"I think software patents are a bad idea. Many patents are given for trivial inventions." - Larry Wall

"Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California." - Edsger Dijkstra

"I think it's a very bad idea for someone to start writing for a readership." - Joshua Ferris

"The bottom line is, winter navigation on the Seaway is a bad idea." - John M Mchugh

"It's not a bad idea to be single, so I can concentrate on my job." - Emily Procter

"Free enterprise is not a bad idea and has produced art." - Ishmael Reed

"Opposing the free flow of goods or people is a bad idea." - William Weld

"It's a really bad idea to be in a band and get involved with each other." - Ann Wilson

"The idea of dancing to bad house music is something I could never get behind." - Win Butler

"China is not a great idea: capitalism and a dictator. It's like the two worst possible things you could imagine together. It's a very bad idea." - Fran Lebowitz

"The idea that human beings have taken a few steps closer toward asserting control over the Earth's climate is likely to strike you as a really bad idea." - Jeff Goodell

"The idea of taking what people call the 'entertainment culture' as a focus of study, including historical perspective, is not a bad idea." - Neil Postman

"It's not that I don't know that it's a bad idea. It's that, lately, bad ideas have a particular hold over me." - Holly Black

"I know, he said. We are into the Bad Idea neighborhood and heading down I Have a Bad Feeling Street. (Shane)" - Rachel Caine

"... but the pendulum has swung way out of whack here. A bad idea is still bad, and the pivot happy world we're in today feels suboptimal." - Sam Altman

"Most of the bad taste I've been accused of has been generic bad taste; it's been making fun of an idea as opposed to a person." - John Cleese

"I think everyone can relate to the idea of making a bad choice - and knowing it's a bad choice - but doing it anyway." - Kathleen Robertson

"As long as we think we are not that bad, the idea of grace will never change us." - Timothy Keller

"No, officer, I have no idea why I'm wearing this possum costume. I called you what? OH. My bad." -Nastasya" - Cate Tiernan

"The idea of Ghost Stories is how to turn something bad into something that gives you an uplift." - Chris Martin

"I don't understand the change of hair...Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea. It's not good." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Nothing dies harder than a bad idea. And few ideas are worse than the ones we have about art." - Julia Cameron

"Now that we all agree contraception is a bad idea, let's take a harder look at electricity and soap." - Andy Borowitz

"It's not a bad way to live once you let go of the idea that you deserve more." - J J Abrams

"The typical eye sees the ten per cent bad of an idea and overlooks the ninety per cent good." - Charles Kettering

"There will never be a perfectly good or bad world, because the very idea is a contradiction in terms." - Swami Vivekananda

"My idea of growing older is wonderful. However, if I grow old, that's shameful. Older is good, old is bad." - Charlie Brotman

"I have done conferences explaining that cloud is a bad idea. It's putting all your eggs in one basket." - Michael Demon Calce

"Minimum sales prices for alcohol are a startlingly bad idea. As with excise duties, the effects are regressive." - Nigel Farage

"When good ideas get put to bad use, it is the fault of the user, not the idea." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea. A good artist does not need anything." - Ad Reinhardt

"When public figures think they can open a business even though they've got no business experience, it's a bad idea." - Moby

"Marriage is an intimate relationship between two people. It is a bad idea to involve a third party." - Amy Dickinson

"You can make an idea spread for good but you can also make an idea spread for bad and the power to make an idea spread, memetics, you know which now people talk about memes." - Jay Roach

"This whole notion of a post racial America was nonsense from the very beginning. It was a bad idea, a bad notion, a bad formulation when it was first raised." - Tavis Smiley

"If we have a great idea, we'll go, 'Oh, this could be a cool movie.' Or really for us, it's more like, 'Oh, this is a really bad idea. Let's do this. This seems really stupid." - Trey Parker

"Where ideas are concerned, America can be counted on to do one of two things: Take a good idea and run it completely into the ground, or take a bad idea and run it completely into the ground." - George Carlin

"All of our days are numbered. We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all, because the worth of an idea never becomes apparent until you do it." - Nick Cave

"A writer's notebook is the best way in the world to immortalize bad ideas. My idea about a good idea is one that sticks around and sticks around and sticks around." - Stephen King

"You want an idea about what you can say. I know it sounds like a bad idea but here's specifically why its actually a great one. You want to sound crazy but you want to ask to be right." - Sam Altman

"I'm not saying it's a bad idea, I'm not saying it's a great idea. I just want to talk about this...I'm not going to pocket it; we're going to talk about it." - Andrew Saul

"He is not bound so tightly by tradition that he will refuse a good idea simply for it being new, and not so wild that he would take a bad idea simply because it is new." - Laura Anne Gilman

"If we have a great idea, we'll go, 'Oh, this could be a cool movie.' Or really for us, it's more like, 'Oh, this is a really bad idea. Let's do this. This seems really stupid.'" - Trey Parker

"I have a deep compassion for the idea that it's okay to be myself. The idea that anything 'other' is bad and wrong and broken is so wildly off base." - Natasha Lyonne

"My position hasn't changed over the years. Which is that online voting is a very unsafe idea and a very bad idea and something I think no technological breakthrough I can foresee can ever change." - Avi Rubin

"If you're going to quit your job to focus on an idea, you get overly attached to that idea because you had it, and it's the reason you quit your job. Plus, most ideas are bad." - Matt Mullenweg

"No one ever heard of the truth being enforced by law. When the secular is called in to sustain an idea, whether new or old, it is always a bad idea, and not infrequently it is downright idiotic." - H L Mencken

"It's the same as saying, you know, "I'll smoke, but that's up to me." Doctors don't recommend it. I don't recommend smoking. It's a bad idea. Smoking or spanking. Bad ideas." - Sean Hannity

"For every good idea, expect to have five, ten, twenty wrong or useless ideas. You cannot avoid the bad ideas if you keep your imagination free. There is no spam filter for bad ideas." - Martin Lewis Perl

"Often, the idea that there can be a wide range of translations of one text doesn't occur to people - or that a translation could be bad, very bad, and unfaithful to the original." - Lydia Davis

"It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them." - Isabel Colegate

"I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around the more I think it might not be a bad idea." - George Carlin

"The church is always trying to get other people to reform, it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example" - Mark Twain

"I'm not going to pontificate and tell you to execute your government at dawn, but it wouldn't be a bad idea." - John Lydon

"The thing about plummetting downhill at fifty miles an hour on a snack platter - if you realize it's a bad idea when you're halfway down, it's too late." - Rick Riordan

"Evil is a really tough concept for me. The idea of a villain that is bad for bad's sake seems kind of absurd." - Christopher Mcquarrie

"I have to say, this sounds like the worst idea in a thousand generations of bad ideas." "You haven't heard all our ideas." Luke & Bhindi Drayson" - Aaron Allston

"Why do humans never do as they're told? Someone should replace you all with robots. No, on second though, they shouldn't, bad idea." - Jonathan Morris

"I deliberately state my age because it keeps me honest. I think lying is a bad idea. Sooner or later, someone's going to catch you." - Rita Moreno

"I thought you said scrying was a bad idea." "It's like vodka," Calla said. "It really depends on who's doing it." - Maggie Stiefvater

"And why not?" "You know why! This is a bad idea." "Perhaps I like a challenge." "Perhaps you're a glutton for punishment!" "Perhaps I am in love." - Karen Chance

"When you can't draw chameleons and you can't draw blenders, it's a bad idea to write strips where chameleons become blenders." - Stephan Pastis

"I can't sleep with you tonight, baby, my head's all messed up, you've no idea. It's somewhere else and it's full of voices and songs and bad things ..." - Hanif Kureishi

"When you don't know what to do, wait for your opponent to get an idea; it is sure to be bad." - Siegbert Tarrasch

"A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make." - Debbi Fields

"They spent days, nights, weeks, and years talking, never accepting the fact that, good or bad, an idea only exists when someone tries to put it into practice." - Paulo Coelho

"And why not?" "You know why! This is a bad idea." "Perhaps I like a challenge." "Perhaps you're a glutton for punishment!" "Perhaps I am in love." - Karen Chance

"You can fight a porcupine and win, but if other folks get a look at you they may think it's a bad idea to mess with porcupines." - Neal Knox

"Idealism is based on big ideas. And, as anybody who has ever been asked "What's the big idea?" knows, most big ideas are bad ones." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Queen Victoria, one of our more frumpy Queen's. They're all frumpy aren't they? Because it's a bad idea when cousin's marry." - Eddie Izzard

"I'm much more into bad, trashy Belgian techno. I like that much more than rock bands. The whole idea of a rock band is so archaic." - Luke Haines

"I believe that the fragile-flower, idea-intolerant society of victimhood that is being cultivated in many colleges today is really bad." - Gene Weingarten

"The good news is we had this idea of cloud computing. The bad news is we were 10 years too early." - Marc Andreessen

"Songs are like fish. You just gotta have your line in the water. And it's a bad idea to fish downstream from Bob Dylan." - Arlo Guthrie

"To give you an idea how bad the American economy is, Mexico is now calling for a fence along the border. Stay on your side!" - Jay Leno

"It's a very bad idea for scientific conclusions to be accepted because they fit with the political values of a group of researchers." - Philip Kitcher

"It's not at all a bad idea for scientific questions to be chosen because a democratic deliberation would identify them as important for people's lives." - Philip Kitcher

"I always felt that science as the preserve of people from Oxbridge or Ivy League universities - and not for the common mortal - was a very bad idea." - Benoit Mandelbrot

"Idealism is based on big ideas. And, as anybody who has ever been asked What's the big idea? knows, most big ideas are bad ones." - P. J. O'Rourke

"In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea." - Douglas Adams

"I like the idea that people get engaged thinking about design, about creativity. I don't see how it could possibly be bad." - Susan Orlean

"I really think that people have to think safety; taking risks for higher yield is a bad idea once you're in late or latish middle age." - Paul Krugman

"The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself." - Mark Twain

"One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don't have prior awareness, you don't have any idea what hit you." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"I know I have to stop. We all have to stop. Funny how knowing something's a bad idea doesn't make a difference." - Sara Ryan

"[A]s for my prediction that [the iPhone] would be a bad idea for Apple to pursue, anything can still happen. Time is a cruel mistress." - John C. Dvorak

"There is no idea so bad that it cannot be made to look brilliant with the proper application of fonts and color." - Scott Adams

"From a very young age, militarism and trying to solve the world's problems through militarism is something that has always resonated with me as being a bad idea." - Justin Sane

"My idea of what's good and bad and right and wrong is maybe greyer than most, and I like writing about that." - Shaun Cassidy

"It's not a bad idea to occasionally spend a little time thinking about things you take for granted. Plain everyday things." - Evan Davis

"The thing that intrigued me about 'Breaking Bad' from day one was the idea of taking a character and transforming him." - Vince Gilligan

"Galleries needn't be exactly like White Columns purely because times are bad again. But the idea of this special space could - should - help shape what comes next." - Jerry Saltz

"It is almost always a bad idea to use a reverse mortgage to pay for a vacation or to buy a risky investment, like stocks or deferred annuities." - Charles Duhigg

"Certain food-based biofuels like biodiesel have always been a bad idea. Others like corn ethanol have served a useful purpose and essentially are obsoleting themselves." - Vinod Khosla

"I have an irrational fear that something bad is going to happen to me when I'm drinking out of a water fountain. I have no idea why." - Andrew Luck

"If the idea is really new and unique and big, other people will all think it is bad and is going to fail." - Peter Diamandis

"You work to earn money. But in Japan, that idea has a bad image, and you're not supposed to say that." - Shuji Nakamura

"I use vaporizers a lot. It cuts down on the heat and the smoke. And for a singer that's not a bad idea." - Willie Nelson

"It was a bad idea, because I think that any government reorganization has to come in relatively small bites, or else you get indigestion." - Warren Rudman

"Comparing oneself with one's fellow writers is a bad idea. I would not review a fellow writer unless I had something terribly positive to say." - W G Sebald

"You know, I am just a musician and I have no idea these days what good and bad is in terms of labels." - Billy Sherwood

"Going to college and studying music is not a bad idea at all. I don't know if you can go to college and be taught heart." - Blake Shelton

"There's some people that obviously abuse social networking or whatever, but I think it's a fantastic idea. I've never had any bad encounters with any of it." - Maisie Williams

"There is probably no such thing as a good divorce, but clinging to an old idea of how relationships are unraveled can make a bad thing even worse." - Laura Wasser

"Everything worthwhile is a good idea, but did you ever notice there is more bad ideas that will work than there is good ones?" - Will Rogers

"I think in general, lines are a bad idea. Especially if they sound like lines. Everyone's immediate reaction is to just kind of cringe a little bit." - Carly Rae Jepsen

"I have a tendency to hire people who tend to be unattractive to the studios. Maybe this is a bad idea." - Charlie Kaufman

"I don't think secrets are a bad thing. I think there's this idea that everything needs to be transparent in order for it to be free." - Christopher Bollen

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"The creation of a film starts with an idea, a notion of a time period or characters, and you get really excited about the idea, and sell it to others if you need their support to write the script. You can't wait to get started, and then you try to start, and you struggle with the blank page, and you get some ideas, and they're bad ideas, and you write bad stuff. It's really bad." - Whit Stillman

"There's no love in my songs. There's just a lot of resentment. Just bad attitude. But that's intentional, that's what I like. I love the whole idea of Motown. Their idea was to sing how down on their luck they were, but the song implied hope that it would get better. I liked that idea, and I wanted to go even further with it." - Memory Tapes

"It's absolutely of no importance who or what V was under the mask. He isn't a who or a what, he's an idea. The thing is, you couldn't continue it. Now and then the idea of a sequel has been raised, in vague forms, but I think it would be a bad idea. The story's finished." - David Lloyd

"Discrimination is a bad bad bad thing." - Emily Saliers

"I've got a penny-ante talent, out of which I try to drum up a living for myself. And what nobody seems to realize is that it's just as difficult to get a bad idea as a good one." - Kathleen Winsor

"Pundits are saying that President Obama is starting to lose support among his own party. To give you an idea of how bad it's gotten, today Jimmy Carter compared him to Jimmy Carter." - Jay Leno

"There are some people who know who I am but there are a lot of people that have no idea who I am - which is not to say that that's a bad thing." - Jim Gaffigan

"I thought not being part of the [Britain] union was a bad idea. We are better together. It was dangerous for business as there were no [concrete] plans around the currency or the economy." - Michelle Mone

"Facing yourself is a question of honesty rather than condemning yourself. Good or bad the idea is simply to face the facts. Just see the simple, straightforward truth about yourself without cutting yourself down." - Chogyam Trungpa

"We used to build temples, and museums are about as close as secular society dares to go in facing up to the idea that a good building can change your life (and a bad one ruin it)." - Alain De Botton

"Adventure! People talked about the idea as if it were something worthwhile, rather than a mess of bad food, no sleep and strange people inexplicably trying to stick pointed objects in bits of you." - Terry Pratchett

"Anyone who wasn't half-stoned on pain meds would have instantly realized what a really bad idea this plan was, but since that didn't include me, I didn't worry about it." - Josh Lanyon

"But I don't understand God. I don't understand how he could see the way people treat one another, and not chalk up the whole human race as a bad idea." - Jim Butcher



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