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"Ideas have consequences and bad ideas can have lethal consequences." - George Weigel

"The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas." - Alfred Whitney Griswold

"Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas." - Isaac

"Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas." - Isaac

"Virtually all bad ideas come from universities, bad ideas that only survive when insulated from reality." - Dick Armey

"Big minds have big ideas. Small minds use big ideas to justify bad ideas." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Islam, at the moment, is the motherlode of bad ideas." - Sam Harris

"The only bad ideas are the ones never tried." - Michael Buckley

"I got some bad ideas in my head." - Robert De Niro

"You can never discard too many bad ideas." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them." - Seth Godin

"All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that's why it takes so long." - Steven Spielberg

"The Republicans are the party of bad ideas. The Democrats are the party of no ideas." - Lewis Black

"Worst ideas? Me? Whatever do you mean? There are no bad ideas." - Christian Audigier

"You see a lot of good ideas or well-written scripts that are bad ideas." - John Mctiernan

"Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas." - Lewis Black

"Big companies have trouble with innovation. Innovation is about bad ideas, or ideas that look like bad ideas. That's the fundamental thing." - Ben Horowitz

"A lot of good ideas are actually bad ideas because, since they sound good, everybody's already doing them." - Edward Boyden

"The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away." - Linus Pauling

"The trouble with innovation is that truly innovative ideas often look like bad ideas at the time." - Ben Horowitz

"The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away." - Linus Pauling

"I think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas, but I'd rather be that than a big writer with bad ideas." - Michael Moorcock

"After you produce you can select. you can curate. you can censor. But for now, have bad ideas, lots and lots of bad ideas." - Seth Godin

"There's no better tonic for other people's bad ideas, than to think for oneself." - Michael R. Burch

"Bad ideas flourish because they are in the interest of powerful groups" - Paul Krugman

"The Robertson family and bad ideas go together like biscuits and jam." - Willie Robertson

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

"You can't have good ideas unless you're willing to generate a lot of bad ones." - Seth Godin

"New ideas can be good and bad, just the same as old ones." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"It's not the bad ideas that do you in, but the good ones." - Charlie Munger

"Never underestimate the power of bad ideas. They must be refuted again and again." - Llewellyn Rockwell

"I'm willing to throw my body in front of the bus to stop bad ideas." - Elizabeth Warren

"Killing people because you don't like their ideas - it's a bad thing." - Salman Rushdie

"Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free." - Douglas Horton

"The answer to the question "where do good ideas come from" is always the same, the come from bad ideas. If you come up with 20 bad ideas you get one good one." - Seth Godin

"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

"[David Harker asked: Dr Pauling, how do you have so many good ideas?] Well David, I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones." - Linus Pauling

"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

"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

"We have a two-party system: The Democratic Party, which is a party of NO ideas, and the Republican Party, which is a party of BAD ideas." - Lewis Black

"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 long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas." - Alfred Whitney Griswold

"In a rising market, enough of your bad ideas will pay off so that you'll never learn that you should have fewer ideas." - Daniel Kahneman

"We say in a democracy that good ideas will drive out bad ones, so if the good ones aren't there, we're left with the bad ones" - Barry Mccaffrey

"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

"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

"Fascism is relatively easy to explain. It is a reactionary phenomenon. Nazism was some bad guys having some bad ideas and unfortunately succeeding in realizing them." - Slavoj Zizek

"If two parties with two sets of bad ideas cooperate, the result is not good policy, but policy that is extremely bad. What we really need are correct economic and politcal ideas, regardless of the party that pushes them." - Ron Paul

"There's no such thing as good ideas and bad ideas. There are only your own ideas and other people's. If you want someone to like your idea, tell him he said it first last week and you just remembered it." - Scott Adams

"Bad writers are those who try to express their own feeble ideas in the language of good ones." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"The fear of saying something stupid (which stupid people never have) has censored far more good ideas than bad ones." - Alain De Botton

"Fail fast. Fail often... The most talented people in the world have bad ideas. That's a good thing to learn." - Rashida Jones

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

"To serve grand ideas with a major work is not bad, nor is it all there's to art." - Vaclav Havel

"Expertise is great, but it has a bad side effect: It tends to create the inability to accept new ideas." - Dean Williams

"The bad ideas kind of just drop out of the mix. You forget about them. The good ones stick around." - Stephen King

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

"If you give people literacy, bad ideas can be attacked and experiments tried, and lessons will accumulate." - Steven Pinker

"The 21st Century should be India's century but from 2004 to 2014 bad ideas and bad actions have affected the country adversely. Every day was a new bad day and there were new scandals. People were furious." - Narendra Modi

"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education." - Alfred Whitney Griswold

"Books wont stay banned. They wont burn. Ideas wont go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education." - Alfred Whitney Griswold

"Good ideas will always get funded, so that's not going to be a problem. But you will see that it will be harder and harder for bad ideas to get funded." - Jeff Bezos

"I can recollect nothing more to say at present; perhaps breakfast may assist my ideas. I was deceived - my breakfast supplied only two ideas - that the rolls were good and the butter bad." - Jane Austen

"There is no evil, there's no bad; there's no good. These are human ideas. There's no creator, there's no creation; there's no God, there's no nirvana, there's no perfection. These are ideas." - Frederick Lenz

"Clutter is not just physical stuff. It's old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self." - Eleanor Brown

"In America, you're allowed to justify almost any kind of bigotry, sexism, or intolerance if you source it to God's big book of bad ideas." - Bill Maher

"All the creativity books in the world aren't going to help you if you're unwilling to have lousy, lame, and even dangerously bad ideas." - Seth Godin

"It shook up Trout to realize that even he could bring evil into the world - in the form of bad ideas." - Kurt Vonnegut

"In America, you're allowed to justify almost any kind of bigotry, sexism, or intolerance if you source it to God's big book of bad ideas." - Bill Maher

"All the creativity books in the world are' going to help you if you're unwilling to have lousy, lame, and even dangerously bad ideas." - Seth Godin

"Be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not over look the strength of the bad cause or the weakness of the good." - John Acton

"Mere absurdity has never prevented the triumph of bad ideas, if they accord with easily aroused fantasies of an existence freed of human limitations." - Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)

"Mere absurdity has never prevented the triumph of bad ideas, if they accord with easily aroused fantasies of an existence freed of human limitations." - Anthony Daniels

"The only reason the House hasn't done even more damage is that the Senate often sands down the most noxious ideas, making the bills merely bad, not disastrous." - Jonathan Alter

"As Oscar Wilde should have said, when bad ideas have nowhere else to go, they emigrate to America and become university courses." - Frederic Raphael

"I come from a family of teachers, and I believe ideas matter; the good ones deserve reverence, and the bad ones, defiance." - Nancy Gibbs

"I'm really quite bad at coming up with plot ideas. I like to create characters and just see what will happen to them when I let them loose!" - Judy Blume

"The physical business of writing is unpleasant to me, but the psychic satisfaction of discharging bad ideas in worse English makes me forget it." - H L Mencken

"The bad teacher imposes his ideas and his methods on his pupils, and such originality as they may have is lost in the second-rate art of imitation." - Stephen Neill

"When we leave the play saying how spectacular the sets or costumes were, or how interesting the ideas, it means we had a bad time." - David Mamet

"Our ideas are for the most part like bad sixpences, and we spend our lives trying to pass them on one another." - Samuel Butler

"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

"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

"My dad was a labour lawyer, and the ideas that I grew up with - bad management, bad capitalism, robber barons - when I applied this to my own life, I saw that we are all on both sides of the coin." - David Mamet

"Even after seeing so much bad art in the last few years, it still seems possible that one can be led to the right places. I haven't given up hope because there are always great artists, great minds, and great ideas. New ideas are what give you hope. You have to base your opinions on the quality of the ideas in the artworks." - Diego Cortez

"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

"You have to have a lot of ideas. First, if you want to make discoveries, it's a good thing to have good ideas. And second, you have to have a sort of sixth sense-the result of judgment and experience-which ideas are worth following up. I seem to have the first thing, a lot of ideas, and I also seem to have good judgment as to which are the bad ideas that I should just ignore, and the good ones, that I'd better follow up." - Linus Pauling

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"The bad thing is that thinking about thought doesn't help at all; one has to have it from nature so that the good ideas appear before us like free children of God calling to us: Here we are." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"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

"Zee said, grumpily, "Liebling, this is not a good idea." "Zee," I told him, "I am completely out of good ideas and am doing my best with the bad ones I have left." - Patricia Briggs

"Dreams can change histories and songs can alter destinies- two ideas that on good days I believe wholeheartedly and on bad days I denounce as a bunch of bull." - Tiffanie DeBartolo

"Generally, we are united in the belief that all rod design has been progressive and that the ideas about fly rods in the past were so bad as to make it amazing that people were able to fish at all." - Thomas McGuane

"I have witnessed boards that continued to waste money on doomed projects because no one was prepared to admit they were failures, take the blame and switch course. Smaller outfits are more willing to admit mistakes and dump bad ideas." - Luke Johnson

"Now in creative thought common sense is a bad master. Its sole criterion for judgement is that the new ideas shall look like the old ones. In other words it can only work by suppressing originality." - Alfred North Whitehead

"The Republicans released their 'Pledge to America.' It's 21 pages of phony charts and bad ideas. Sarah Palin got a copy, and she said, 'How am I supposed to fit all this crap on my hand?" - Bill Maher

"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

"Knitting is repetitive, rewarding, and calms me down like a warm bath. But it takes up juuuust enough brainspace that I can't come up with ideas. Which is too bad, because I love multitasking." - Vera Brosgol

"I know it's - this is this insane analysis. Hillary Clinton lost the election because her ideas were bad. She didn't fit the electorate. She ignored states that she shouldn't have, and Donald Trump was the change agent, OK?" - Reince Priebus

"The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet. Don't be misled by the enormous flow of money into bad defacto standards for unsophisticated buyers using poor adaptations of incomplete ideas." - Alan Kay

"The most complete and true happiness comes in moments when you feel right there, completely present, with no ideas about good and bad, right and wrong - just a sense of open heart and open mind." - Pema Chodron

"Sometimes people's spiritual ideas become fixed and they use them against those who don't share their beliefs - in effect, becoming fundamentalist. It's very dangerous - the finger of righteous indignation pointing at someone who is identified as bad or wrong." - Pema Chodron

"If you have a strong opponent, a competition is stimulating. I am generally most open to ideas when I have had a bad result. In chess, too, players specialise. This specialty then becomes an entry barrier." - Viswanathan Anand

"The television industry doesn't like to see the compexity of the world. It prefers simple reporting, with simple ideas: this is white, that's black; this is good, that's bad." - Krzysztof Kieslowski

"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

"Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low, especially when all the radical ideas were making sense and things were starting to click." - Tony Visconti

"I'm in favor of destruction, aggression, hating things. Not bearing things anymore. We think the breakdown comes because our life is in bad shape. But maybe the ideas cause the disorder. Something tries to break through and causes the disorder." - James Hillman

"Despite all these obstacles and bad security situation, I have the energy and the resolve to train, but my head is full of ideas and it distracts me, and I need to focus." - Dana Hussein

"Because 98 percent of our ideas are not great ideas, or everyone would be a billionaire. So yeah. That's something people have had a lot of experience in: being told our idea is bad or our performance is bad. I think that's the one common thread between all working actors is that they have a pretty thick skin - or you'd like to hope. You're used to rejection, that's for sure." - Dax Shepard

"The only thing dumber than a Democrat or a Republican is when those pricks work together. You see, in our two-party system, the Democrats are the party of no ideas and the Republicans are the party of bad ideas. It usually goes something like this. A Republican will stand up in Congress and say, 'I've got a really bad idea.' And a Democrat will immediately jump to his feet and declare, 'And I can make it sh*ttier.'" - Lewis Black

"Idea-Advocacy Matrix highlights a couple of things: that good ideas need to be "sold" if they are ever going to see the light of day and bad ideas sometimes do quite well because of the skills of the proponent to sell them." - John Daly

"I don't think that women ought to sit down at table with men. It ruins conversation and I'm sure it's very bad for them. It puts ideas in their heads, and women are never at ease with themselves when they have ideas." - W Somerset Maugham

"I've been on the Web from the beginning of the Web. The good part about writing about technology is that you never run out of ideas, because it's changing so fast. The bad part is that it's changing so fast that there's a million new products and ideas every day and every week." - Walt Mossberg

"Where do ideas come from? Ideas come from other ideas." - Ira Glass

"We do not live in a world that mainly suffers bad policies due to lack of ideas about better ones, or lack of elegant explanations supporting good policies, but one that suffers bad policies due to system and meta-system level incentives." - Patri Friedman

"The more romance novelists that are out there, making romanticized ideas of vampirism for the kids, the more people want to see a real action movie, putting the bad guys where they belong, as the bad guys, and looking for a hero to come along and defend our very souls." - Corey Feldman

"It was possible, he understood, for a person's life to become just a long series of mistakes, and that the end, when it came, was just one more mistake in a chain of bad choices. The thing was, most of these mistakes were actually borrowed from other people. You took their bad ideas, and for whatever reason, made them your own." - Justin Cronin

"All ideas grow out of other ideas" - Anish Kapoor

"Big ideas start as weird ideas." - Patri Friedman

"Big ideas are usually simple ideas." - David Ogilvy

"Ideas are the building blocks of ideas." - Jason Zebehazy

"Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change." - Barbara Januszkiewicz

"All ideas grow out of other ideas." - Anish Kapoor

"When you see evil do not form ideas that are in the likeness of that evil; do not think of the evil as bad, but try to understand the forces that are back of that evil-forces that are good in themselves, though misdirected in their present state. By trying to understand the nature of the power that is back of evil or adversity, you will not form bad ideas, and therefore will feel no bad effects from experiences that may seem undesirable. At the same time, you will think your own thought about the experiences, thereby developing the power of the master mind." - Christian D. Larson

"When you see evil do not form ideas that are in the likeness of that evil; do not think of the evil as bad, but try to understand the forces that are back of that evil-forces that are good in themselves, though misdirected in their present state. By trying to understand the nature of the power that is back of evil or adversity, you will not form bad ideas, and therefore will feel no bad effects from experiences that may seem undesirable. At the same time, you will think your own thought about the experiences, thereby developing the power of the master mind." - Christian D. Larson

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

"Ideas are incestuous." - Howard Raiffa

"ideas are dangerous commodities." - E. C. R. Lorac

"Ideas have consequences." - Richard M. Weaver

"Ideas are bulletproof." - Alan Moore

"Ideas that spread win." - Seth Godin

"Respect People, Inspect Ideas." - David A. Noebel

"Ideas need collective thought." - Ian Somerhalder

"The ideas dictate everything." - David Lynch

"Ideas kill people." - Anthony De Mello

"Ideas come from everything" - Alfred Hitchcock

"I admire American ideas." - Mikheil Saakashvili

"I have fantastic ideas." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"I admire American ideas." - Mikhail Saakashvili

"Paint ideas, paint thought." - Howard Pyle

"Ideas come from curiosity." - Walt Disney

"Exchange ideas frequently." - James Cash Penney

"Ideas control the world." - James A Garfield

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"Bad beliefs make bad behavior." - Warren Akin Candler

"It's bad. It's damned bad." - Abraham Lincoln

"All I'm arguing for really is that we should have a conversation where the best ideas really thrive, where there's no taboo against criticizing bad ideas, and where everyone who shows up, in order to get their ideas entertained, has to meet some obvious burdens of intellectual rigor and self-criticism and honesty-and when people fail to do that, we are free to stop listening to them. What religion has had up until this moment is a different set of rules that apply only to it, which is you have to respect my religious certainty even though I'm telling you I arrived at it irrationally." - Sam Harris

"For me, there's a bad year of getting started on something. You write bad stuff and it's awkward to throw it out, and you wait around to get some good ideas that maybe do come or don't come. Until eventually you get the voice and autonomy of the characters, the characters have personality, and they sort of pick up the weight and put it on their shoulders. That's when it becomes a little more fun." - Whit Stillman

"Your competition is not other people but the time you kill, the ill will you create, the knowledge you neglect to learn, the connections you fail to build, the health you sacrifice along the path, your inability to generate ideas, the people around you who dont support and love your efforts, and whatever god you curse for your bad luck." - James Altucher



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