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Being Close Minded Quotes


"If you don't think you're close-minded for not believing in Zeus, then please don't accuse atheists of being close-minded for not believing in your god." - Greta Christina

"Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close minded than regular people." - Alex Chiu

"Being called close-minded by religious people is a bit like being called yellow by a bunch of bananas." - Pat Condell

"Most good police officers are very open-minded. The bad ones are the ones who are close-minded." - Peter James

"To me, anything that is a church is really just far too close minded." - Marilyn Manson

"I just think that most of the people are very close minded." - Alex Chiu

"One thing about being narrow-minded: you'll never be lonely." - Mort Sahl

"Being close ain't good enough." - Chris Paul

"I'm not saying that hip-hop needs gay rappers or anything, but they need to stop being so close-minded because that will just cause the genre to fail. Look at pop. Pop doesn't discriminate against people. Look at Lady Gaga, y'know what I mean?" - Asap Rocky

"I like being close to the bats." - Don Mattingly

"I don't think I would have minded you being the keeper of my secrets." - Gabrielle Zevin

"There's this thing called being so open-minded your brains drop out." - Richard Dawkins

"Being business minded requires you to always approach things with humility and respect." - Strive Masiyiwa

"Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause." - Plutarch

"Its about continuing to learn and being open-minded, don't ever think you know it all." - Chris Weidman

"The best thing is being really close. The worst thing is being really close." - Joel Madden

"Writers are always envious, mean-minded, filled with rage and envyat other's good fortune. There is nothing like the failure of a close friend to cheer us up." - Peter Carey

"I understand that it's good tactics to categorize me as a close-minded, unobjective extremist, but nobody that respects me has those views." - Alan Dershowitz

"There was a time when I was in this private school and the kids were so conservative and close-minded that it was just appalling." - Ione Skye

"To harbor spiteful feelings against ordinary people for not being heroes is possible only for narrow-minded or embittered man." - Anton Chekhov

"I'd say a man is someone who is honest, strong-minded, moral, genuine, just a good human being." - Logan Lerman

"Being yielded to God's authority keeps us pliable and open-minded to a possible change of plans." - Beth Moore

"I"d say a man is someone who is honest, strong-minded, moral, genuine, just a good human being." - Logan Lerman

"People were so hockey-oriented, hockey-minded, without being too critical. In Montreal, they got downright nasty sometimes." - Pat Burns

"Like all really strong-minded women, on whom everybody flops, she adored being bossed about. It was so restful." - Stella Gibbons

"He loved her, he loved her, and until he'd loved her she had never minded being alone...." - Truman Capote

"I have always drawn strength from being close to home." - Arthur Ashe

"America is now liberty-conscious. In a single generation it has progressed from being toothbrush-conscious, to being air-minded, to being liberty-conscious." - E B White

"I think being open-minded about what Nature is trying to tell you is the key to being creative and successful." - Bonnie Bassler

"Science is a method, not a religion, yet it can be just as close-minded. Open minds here Claire. Always open minds. Question everything, accept nothing as fact until you prove it for yourself." - Rachel Caine

"So many people are close-minded. They aren't open with themselves. I want to be that punch in the face that says, "Who cares!" The more people try to hide sexuality, the more it's going to be brought up." - Jeffree Star

"My attitude was always to keep open, to keep scanning. I think that's how things work in nature. Many people are close-minded, rigid, and that's not my inclination." - Jonas Salk

"I feel like I can be myself in L.A. I feel like Mississippi is a little close-minded; not all of Mississippi is, but just the part that I came from. They really don't get outsiders." - Israel Broussard

"Our myriad-minded Shakespeare." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I'm very open-minded." - Gabrielle Reece

"Since PTSD is being exposed to death and the death of someone close, I felt really close to [the soldiers]." - Alice Winocour

"Being tired isn't the same as being rich, but most times it's close enough." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Distinguish open-minded people from closed-minded people. Open-minded people seek to learn by asking questions; they realize that what they know is little in relation to what there is to know and recognize that they might be wrong. Closed-minded people always tell you what they know, even if they know hardly anything about the subject being discussed. They are typically made uncomfortable by being around those who know a lot more about a subject, unlike open-minded people who are thrilled by such company." - Ray Dalio

"Simplified living is about more than doing less. It's being who God called us to be, with a wholehearted, single-minded focus." - Bill Hybels

"Have you ever been lonely? No, neither have I. Solitary, yes. Alone, certainly. But lonely means minding about being on your own. I've never minded about it." - Sebastian Faulks

"Some people say that beauty is a curse. It may be true, but I'm sure I should not have at all minded being cursed a little." - Mary Maclane

"She had never before minded being alone. Now she dreaded it. When she was alone now she felt so dreadfully alone." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"I want the ethic of being independent and open-minded, having a lot of integrity, intellectually, to be part of anything I do." - D.A. Wallach

"Simplified living is about more than doing less. It's being who God called us to be, with a wholehearted, single-minded focus." - Bill Hybels

"I went and studied music in Leeds. It really woke me up socially, to stop being so naive and narrow-minded." - John Newman

"Some people are really into being music-minded and knowing all their scales and how to read music and speak the language." - Blake Judd

"I hated school so intensely. It interfered with my freedom. I avoided the discipline by an elaborate technique of being absent-minded during classes." - Sigrid Undset

"Organizing atheists is a bit like herding cats; They are on the whole too intelligent and independent minded to lend themselves to being herded." - Richard Dawkins

"Kids raised to be pampered and spoiled don't really end up being good leaders. Leaders need to be independent minded and confident." - Amy Chua

"Being an actor, the less people know about my personal life, the more open-minded they can be about each role I play." - Sean Hayes

"You do not want to be in a creative organisation with everybody being like-minded and stroking each other's creative egos. You want differences of opinion... constructively." - Cate Blanchett

"I've gone from, you know, being too close to politicians, to being too close to entertainers, and people's father that I'm not." - Al Sharpton

"African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it's just brainwashing and people not being open minded, pure and simple." - Herman Cain

"African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it's just brainwashing and people not being open-minded, pure and simple." - Herman Cain

"I always tried to be open-minded, but not so open-minded that my brains would fall out. As G. K. Chesterton says, "The purpose of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to close it again on something solid." I opened my mind, and I finally closed it on the most solid reality I had ever experienced. On December 19, 1959, at 8:30PM, during my second year at the university, I became a Christian." - Josh Mcdowell

"The mainstream perception that conservatives are close-minded and dogmatic while liberals are open-minded and free-thinking has it almost exactly backward. Liberal dogma is settled: The government should do good, where it can, whenever it can. That is President Obama's idea of pragmatism and bipartisanship: He's open to all ideas, from either side of the aisle, about how best to expand government and get the state more involved in our lives." - Jonah Goldberg

"It makes me so mad that some people underestimate the wisdom and energy of young people. All because they don't look the way older folks think they should look. I'm working on a song about it. Maybe some of those closed minded people will realize long hair and tattoos don't mean they should be ignored. Close minded people are part of what's wrong with this world." - Johnny Cash

"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality." - U Thant

"The best way of being kind to bears is not to be very close to them." - Margaret Atwood

"I've never heard of any president being so close to his people." - Ho Chi Minh

"I quite frequently don't look through the camera, which is very close to being blind." - William Eggleston

"For me writing is as close to being an engineer as possible." - Guy Kawasaki

"The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door." - Stendhal

"Being close to nature, in general, helps boost a child's attention span." - Richard Louv

"Being physically close to extreme power causes one to experience a giddiness, an intoxication." - Maya Angelou

"Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable." - Nicholas Sparks

"Obedience is a powerful spiritual medicine. It comes close to being a cure-all." - Boyd K. Packer

"There will never be anything more exciting or wonderful than being close to God." - Rick Joyner

"You were a Jesuit? Franciscan. We run a close second in being pains in the ass." - Joe Haldeman

"I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting." - Bob Balaban

"I am me, not by finding myself, but by being close to other people." - Linn Ullmann

"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality." - Frank Herbert

"I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships." - Brian Mcbride

"But there is a difference between cozying up to power and being close to power." - Bono

"We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost." - David R Brower

"You shouldn't get too close to the truth, because then maybe you stop being funny." - Bob Newhart

"Merely fact-minded sciences make merely fact-minded people." - Edmund Husserl

"Be tough minded but tenderhearted." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Be a tough-minded optimist." - Frosty Westering

"I'm woefully one-track-minded." - Daniel Day-Lewis

"I'm just not security-minded." - George Michael

"I'm woefully one-track-minded." - Daniel Daylewis

"People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable." - David Augsburger

"Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected." - Oscar Wilde

"Most guys who define themselves as too nice only behave nicely because they want everybody to like them and don't want anyone to think badly of them. Don't mistake being fearful and weak-minded for being nice." - Neil Strauss

"Only a philosopher's mind grows wings, since its memory always keeps it as close as possible to those realities by being close to which the gods are divine." - Plato

"Yes, I'm very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person." - Linda Cardellini

"There're the causes where people are like, "What can you do for us? You guys have success and stature; you can make money for us and at the same time present yourselves to the public as altruistic and civic-minded." So it's an exchange. I don't mind looking altruistic and civic-minded if we're actually being that way." - Kim Thayil

"If I'm a character, it's a biographical movie. My character is as close to me as possible. As close to being myself as possible. So my character, J. Cole, is very close to Jermaine Cole." - J Cole

"The Church's challenge is staying close to the people, close to the people of the United States, not being a detached Church from the people but close to them, close, close, and this is something that the Church in the United States has understood and understood well." - Pope Francis

"I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts." - Peabo Bryson

"I would probably list myself as mostly straight. I've met guys all the time that I'm like, Damn, that's a good-looking guy, you know? I've never been, like, Oh, I want to kiss that guy. I really love women. But I think defining yourself as 100% anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded." - Josh Hutcherson

"I think they're bogus, honestly. How utter garbage like Crash and Million Dollar Baby can win best picture, where true works of art such as Garden State go untouched is beyond me. It just proves how close-minded America really is, and I refuse to take part in it." - Zach Braff

"I hope that nothing ever wussifies me to deny my own personal beliefs. Brainwashed wussies have been taught that standing up for yourself and defending your personal point of view makes you a close-minded hate monger. One must also be respectful of dissenting belief while supporting their own." - Brad Stine

"I was brought up by a single mom in a poor town in Arkansas and while some aspects of small-town life were really positive - like the fact that everyone there is really sweet and hospitable - there is also this close-minded mentality, and that naturally made me want to rebel." - Beth Ditto

"I've been a Christian for a long time, and I think that Christianity gets a bad rap. I think that people's perception of what a Christian is today is something that is close-minded and narrow, and that's not what I am." - Andie Macdowell

"God is not discoverable or demonstrable by purely scientific means, unfortunately for the scientifically minded. But that really proves nothing. It simply means that the wrong instruments are being used for the job." - John Bertram Phillips

"I've never minded it," he went on. "Being lost, that is. I had always thought one could not truly be lost if one knew one's own heart. But I fear I may be lost without knowing yours." - Cassandra Clare

"Although she herself was ill enough to justify being in bed had been a person weak-minded enough to give up, Rose Sawyer could see that her brother, the Reverend Samuel Sayer, was far more ill." - C S Forester

"The theory of probabilities is basically only common sense reduced to a calculus. It makes one estimate accurately what right-minded people feel by a sort of instinct, often without being able to give a reason for it." - Pierre-Simon Laplace

"Though top executives may work as hard as ever-in part perhaps because, being trained in an earlier day, they can hardly help doing so-their subordinates are somewhat less work-minded." - David Riesman

"I show through my movies that I can do something else. But I always play strong-minded characters. I think it's maybe because I'm like that. I love being by myself." - Audrey Tautou

"Why can't I be friends with somebody who's gay? Why not? You can miss out on a lot by being so small-minded and stereotypical about people. It's stupid." - Asap Rocky

"When I wrote I took on the role of the despondent and difficult to understand person. Whereas in life, I was easy to understand, to the point of being simple-minded maybe." - Billy Collins

"There are many photos of Eisenstein. I think he was quite vain, and he liked photos of him. Being a virgin at 33 is strange now, but let's not be too high-minded about that." - Peter Greenaway

"There are millions of young children being educated to a very narrow-minded view of religion. And it's out of that education of large numbers of young people that you then get this extremism." - Tony Blair

"Though top executives may work as hard as ever - in part perhaps because, being trained in an earlier day, they can hardly help doing so - their subordinates are somewhat less work-minded." - David Riesman

"I've never minded being disciplined. I'd always rather have a quiet evening in than go to a wild party. Discipline for me has always been the foundation which leaves me free to fly." - Julie Andrews

"My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger." - Casey Affleck

"I want someone who is open-minded, dedicated to whatever she is doing and isn't afraid to say I love you. As for looks, she shouldn't have three heads. I want a regular human being." - Kevin Eubanks

"I never minded being thought of as a pop star. People have always thought I wanted to be seen as a serious musician, but I didn't, I just wanted people to know that I was absolutely serious about pop music." - George Michael

"Even when I became the typical shy adolescent, I never minded performing. I felt there was a kind of safety, a protection about being on stage, about losing myself in another character." - Hayley Mills

"I don't think Donald Barthelme would have minded being called a confusing writer. Confusion was a favorite subject for him in his essays and reviews, and it's enacted in his fiction in a mishmash of dizzying incongruities." - Joanna Scott

"A false mind is false in everything, just as a cross eye always looks askant. But one may err once, nay, a hundred times, without being double-minded. There can never be mental duplicity where there is sincerity." - Joseph Joubert

"In the United States of America, we are so liberal-minded on so many different aspects, but for some reason there's always going to be this weird connection with nudity being a bad thing. Americans can be so prude sometimes." - Erin Wasson

"The fact that a man is open to being with an older woman suggests that he doesn't give a hang what other people think of him. More likely, he's confident, open-minded and willing to make his own rules." - Candace Bushnell

"Toronto was a great place to work, a fun place to work. People were so hockey-oriented, hockey-minded, without being too critical. In Montreal, they got downright nasty sometimes." - Pat Burns

"In all of my books, I've emphasized that the fundamental difference between civilized and indigenous ways of being is that, for even the most open-minded of the civilized, listening to the natural world is a metaphor." - Derrick Jensen

"Democracy is itself, a religious faith. For some it comes close to being the only formal religion they have." - E B White

"Pay close attention to when you're being the real you & when you're trying to impress an invisible jury." - Derek Sivers

"...a young nurse is standing close behind me wondering whether she is being drawn by my power or her charity." - Leonard Cohen

"Every age, Through being beheld too close, is ill-discerned By those who have not lived past it." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Every age, Through being beheld too close, is ill-discerned By those who have not lived past it." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"A fly was very close to being called a land, cause that's what they do half the time." - Mitch Hedberg

"Even being close to L.A., I was always inspired by old movies and Marilyn Monroe and the glamour of Hollywood." - Gwen Stefani

"A fly was very close to being called a land, because that's what it does half the time." - Mitch Hedberg

"I had a very lovely childhood, and, being an only child, I'm very close to my mom and my dad." - Luke Evans

"Johnny once described our relationship by saying we were as close as two people could be without being married." - Ed Mcmahon

"Sugar Ray Leonard was as close as anyone came after Ali to being Ali, but he wasn't Ali." - Dick Schaap

"I grew as close to Madonna as I've ever been to a woman without being romantically involved." - Nile Rodgers

"I like to play these unconventional characters, yes. They're close to the way I feel as a human being." - Ken Stott

"I like doing theaters. I like being up close and personal with the fans. It's really cool." - Ruben Studdard

"Israel desperately needs peace if it is to come anywhere close to being the 'light unto nations' of Jewish dreams." - Edgar Bronfman Sr

"I don't use cages - I've been surrounded by 150 to 200 sharks, not once ever been close to being bitten." - Michael Muller

"I can be horrifically single-minded." - Trisha

"The booksellers are generous liberal-minded men." - Samuel Johnson

"One must always be civic-minded." - Hiroo Onoda

"I can be horrifically single-minded." - Trisha Goddard

"Radical politics tend to be simple minded." - Israel Horovitz

"There's a crazy energy in Toronto. I think some of that may be from being a border from where I'm from and being so close." - G-Eazy

"I'm probably the furthest from being romantic that you've ever seen; I'm not even close to being romantic in any way until I have to be." - Brian Mcknight

"The films that I've made with my company Irish DreamTime are close to my heart. 'The Greatest' being one of them, and 'Evelyn' being another." - Pierce Brosnan

"It wasn't so much that he minded telling Leslie that he was afraid to go; it was that he minded being afraid. It was as though he had been made with a great piece missing - one of May Belle's puzzles with this huge gap where somebody's eye should have been. Lord, it would be better to be born without an arm than to go through life with no guts." - Katherine Paterson

"The thing you want to be able to do is to be well-liked when you retire. I know right now I'm not close to retiring, and I'm not close to being liked." - Kyle Busch

"Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems." - Stephen Covey

"The low minded are fond of deception the nature of low-minded people never changes." - Chanakya

"The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences." - Anonymous

"The word of God tends to make large-minded noble-minded men." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out." - Groucho Marx



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