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Dangerous Ideas Quotes


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

"All great ideas are dangerous." - Oscar Wilde

"You have to have a temperamental attraction to dangerous ideas..." - Jim Holt

"Literature was intended to be dangerous. Art was meant to be dangerous. Ideas were nothing if they were not dangerous." - Timothy Findley

"Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous - they contain ideas." - Pete Hautman

"The only antidote to dangerous ideas is strong alternatives vigorously advocated." - Lawrence Summers

"The practice of fiction can be dangerous: it puts ideas into the head of the world." - Anthony Burgess

"Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." - Sarah J. Maas

"Clear and precise ideas are the most dangerous, for one does not dare to change them." - Andre Gide

"Donald Trump doesn't have a plan. But he does have dangerous ideas." - Tim Kaine

"I am portrayed as a dangerous individual who can be fought thanks to their ideas." - Tariq Ramadan

"The most dangerous ideas are not those that challenge the status quo. The most dangerous ideas are those so embedded in the status quo, so wrapped in a cloud of inevitability, that we forget they are ideas at all." - Jacob M. Appel

"Ideas are indeed the most dangerous weapons in the world. Our ideas of freedom are the most powerful political weapons man has ever forged." - William O Douglas

"As a rule, the most dangerous ideas are not the ones that divide people but those on which they agree." - Stephen Vizinczey

"The most dangerous ideas in a society are not the ones being argued, but the ones that are assumed." - C S Lewis

"In the life of a nation, few ideas are more dangerous than good solutions to the wrong problems." - Robert Reich

"In our modern complex world, fundamentalism is dangerous because of its rigidity and its imperviousness to other ideas." - Michael Crichton

"I think there are two areas where new ideas are terribly dangerous: economics and sex. By and large, it's all been tried, and if it's really new, it's probably illegal or dangerous or unhealthy." - Felix Rohatyn

"We have an arsenal of ideas about land use possibly as dangerous to human life on the planet as the use of nuclear arms." - Janet Kauffman

"Creativity is dangerous. We cannot open ourselves to new insights without endangering the security of our prior assumptions. We cannot propose new ideas without risking disapproval and rejection." - Robert Grudin

"Opinions become dangerous to a state only when persecution makes it necessary for the people to communicate their ideas under the bond of secrecy." - Charles James Fox

"Killing for ideas is the most dangerous form of killing at all. Being willing to die for your ideas rather than your country is another concept, but dying for an idea, like in religion, is absurd." - Mick Jagger

"(referring to people in favor of commercializing the Internet)I suppose their thinking is that since ideas can be dangerous, there should be limits on which ideas are expressed. Which is only the foundation of fascism. Thanks, government!" - Brian Clevinger

"In big industry new ideas are invited to rear their heads so they can be clobbered at once. The idea department of a big firm is a sort of lab for isolating dangerous viruses." - Marshall Mcluhan

"If there is anything more dangerous to the life of the mind than having no independent commitment to ideas, it is having an excess of commitment to some special and constricting idea." - Richard Hofstadter

"It is always unconscionable for the government to punish people for expressing an idea merely because government officials - or the majority of citizens - decide that those ideas are 'dangerous' or 'wrong.' That is a power nobody ought to possess." - Glenn Greenwald

"If Donald Trump were to win this 2017 election, we would have a commander in chief who is completely out of his depth and whose ideas are incredibly dangerous." - Hillary Clinton

"[Donald Trump] suggestions that the United States should leave the Pacific and let Japan, South Korea, or whoever else wants to develop nuclear weapons. These are incredibly dangerous ideas that need to be confronted." - Hillary Clinton

"Books are, at their heart, dangerous. Yes, dangerous. Because they challenge us: our prejudices, our blind spots. They open us to new ideas, new ways of seeing. They make us hurt in all the right ways. They can push down the barricades of 'them' & widen the circle of 'us." - Libba Bray

"Books are, at their heart, dangerous. Yes, dangerous. Because they challenge us: our prejudices, our blind spots. They open us to new ideas, new ways of seeing. They make us hurt in all the right ways. They can push down the barricades of "them" & widen the circle of "us." - Libba Bray

"It is often said that experiments should be made without preconceived ideas. That is impossible. Not only would it make every experiment fruitless, but even if we wished to do so, it could not be done. Every man has his own conception of the world, and this he cannot so easily lay aside. We must, example, use language, and our language is necessarily steeped in preconceived ideas. Only they are unconscious preconceived ideas, which are a thousand times the most dangerous of all." - Henri Poincare

"Still people are dangerous." - Jean De La Fontaine

"absolutes are absolutely dangerous ..." - James Tiptree Jr.

"Liberty is dangerous." - Albert Camus

"Beautiful is dangerous." - Neal Shusterman

"Plain lies are dangerous." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Words are dangerous things." - Corra May Harris

"Stupid people are dangerous." - Suzanne Collins

"All extremes are dangerous." - Virginia Woolf

"Assumptions are dangerous things." - Agatha Christie

"... obsessions are always dangerous." - Agatha Christie

"Unhappy people are dangerous." - Rebecca West

"Living safely is dangerous." - Irvin D Yalom

"The fanatic is dangerous." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"Blind belief is dangerous." - Proverbs

"All men are dangerous." - Martin Firrell

"Intelligent men are dangerous." - Patricia Briggs

"Affectations can be dangerous." - Gertrude Stein

"This storm is dangerous" - George W Bush

"Class envy is dangerous." - Jack Abramoff

"Policies are designed to undermine working class organization and the reason is not only the unions fight for workers' rights, but they also have a democratizing effect. These are institutions in which people without power can get together, support one another, learn about the world, try out their ideas, initiate programs, and that is dangerous. That's like a referendum in Greece. It is dangerous to allow that." - Noam Chomsky

"I don't think Trump is a deeply self-aware person. But he's absolutely off the charts as a narcissist. He is the consummate narcissistic salesman. He is in fact a sick man. And that's potentially very dangerous. The only positive thing about Trump is that he has no ideology, he is an empty vessel, surrounded by people who give him ideas, and it only matters which ideas will shine the light on Trump." - John Dean

"Many respected economists and statesmen believe our national debt is neither unwieldy nor a dangerous burden on the country. The trouble is that a vast majority of the American people think otherwise.... It violates basic American ideas of thrift and money management. These strong public feelings cannot be ignored forever." - Mo Udall

"Let's stick to the practical and the concrete: Would you like it if people lived in a virtual world? If machines were smarter than people? If, in the future, people, animals and plants were products of technology? If you don't like these ideas, then for you the computer and biological sciences clearly are dangerous." - Theodore Kaczynski

"If you disagree with them you may be tempted to interrupt. But don't. It is dangerous. They won't pay attention to you while they still have a lot of ideas of their own crying for expression. So listen patiently and with an open mind." - Dale Carnegie

"With science, ideas can germinate within a bed of theory, form, and practice that assists their growth... But we as gardeners, must beware... for some seeds are the seeds of ruin... and the most iridescent blooms are often the most dangerous" - Alan Moore

"Our everyday, traditional ideas of reality are delusions which we spend substantial parts of our daily lives shoring up, even at the considerable risk of trying to force facts to fit our definition of reality instead of vice versa. And the most dangerous delusion of all is that there is only one reality." - Paul Watzlawick

"Automobiles are free of egotism, passion, prejudice and stupid ideas about where to have dinner. They are, literally, selfless. A world designed for automobiles instead of people would have wider streets, larger dining rooms, fewer stairs to climb and no smelly, dangerous subway stations." - P. J. O'Rourke

"We would solve a lot of huge problems that are causing massive suffering. Poverty, violence, homophobia, heterosexism, racism, the environment - all these things that are crippling us. We need big, bold, dangerous, crazy ideas to solve these problems. When failure is not an option, innovation and creativity are not options." - Brene Brown

"It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil." - John Maynard Keynes

"Software patents are dangerous to software developers because they impose monopolies on software ideas." - Richard Stallman

"I think it's dangerous to get into ideas of planning careers." - Clive Owen

"Believing everybody is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous." - Abraham Lincoln

"Magic is dangerous- but love is more dangerous still" - Cassandra Clare

"Success is beautiful and dangerous." - Robin S. Sharma

"Doin' nothing's a dangerous occupation." - Robert Bolt

"Inoculate yourself from dangerous bozos." - Guy Kawasaki

"Women are powerful and dangerous." - Audre Lorde

"Without imagination, nothing is dangerous." - Georgette Leblanc

"Theories then are dangerous things." - Virginia Woolf

"All times are dangerous times." - Teresa of Avila

"Poetry is a dangerous gift ..." - Grace Aguilar

"Dreams can be dangerous things." - Cassandra Clare

"Erin you' re dangerous." "Iknow." - Tammara Webber

"Singularity is dangerous in everything." - Francois Fenelon

"It's dangerous to short stocks." - Charlie Munger

"Ideas are dangerous, but the man to whom they are least dangerous is the man of ideas. He is acquainted with ideas, and moves among them like a lion-tamer. Ideas are dangerous, but the man to whom they are most dangerous is the man of no ideas. The man of no ideas will find the first idea fly to his head like wine to the head of a teetotaller." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"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

"We have been trying to point out that this concept of an indefinitely favorable future is dangerous, even if it is true; because even if it is true you can easily overvalue the security, since you make it worth anything you want it to be worth. Beyond this, it is particularly dangerous too, because sometimes your ideas of the future turn out to be wrong. Then you have paid an awful lot for a future that isn't there. Your position then is pretty bad." - Benjamin Graham

"Ideas are incestuous." - Howard Raiffa

"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

"Nobody can be saved from anything, unless they save themselves. It is hopeless doing things for people - it is often very dangerous to do things at all - and the only thing worth doing for the race is to increase its stock of ideas. Then, if you make available a larger stock, people are at liberty to help themselves from out of it. By this process the means of improvement is offered, to be accepted or rejected freely, and there is a faint hope of progress in the course of millennia. Such is the business of the philosopher, to open new ideas. It is not his business to impose them on people." - T. H. White

"Only simple ideas can be held by large groups of people. Commonly held ideas are almost always dumbed down until they are practically lies... and often dangerous ones. Once vast numbers of people have come to believe the lie, they adjust their own behavior to bring themselves into sync with it, and thereby change the world itself. The world, then, no longer resembles the one that gave rise to the original insight. Soon, a person's situation is so at odds with the world as it really is that a crisis develops, and he or she must seek a new metaphor for explanation and guidance." - Bill Bonner

"Donald Trump doesn't have a plan. He said, I have a secret plan, and then he said, um, I know more than all the generals about ISIS. And then he said, I'm going to call the generals to help me figure out a plan. And finally he said, I'm going to fire all the generals. He doesn't have a plan. But he does have dangerous ideas." - Tim Kaine

"I don't usually comment on columnists' ideas of what I'm thinking. That's a dangerous game to get into." - Leon Panetta

"Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics." - Pietro Mascagni

"Truth uttered before its time is dangerous." - Mencius

"In some causes silence is dangerous." - Ambrose

"The most dangerous thing is illusion." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"It's fear that makes a situation dangerous." - Marilyn Wallace

"A wounded tiger is a dangerous beast." - Arthur Golden

"Jeanine claims you're all dangerous Insurgents." - Evelyn Eaton

"A little learning is a dangerous thing." - Alexander Pope

"Instinct told me it was dangerous. I could handle dangerous. Dangerous and me went back a long way. We did lunch when dangerous was in town." - Devon Monk

"A boy is a dangerous animal." - Lionel Shriver

"Wit is a dangerous talent in friendship." - Ninon de L'Enclos

"Being a woman anywhere is dangerous." - Mona Eltahawy

"Boldness makes even the smallest animal dangerous" - Robert Greene

"The most dangerous heart disease: strong memory" - Nizar Qabbani

"It's a dangerous dog that doesn't bark." - Kobo Abe

"Books make dangerous devils out of women." - Yxta Maya Murray

"It's dangerous to be people-blind." - Daniel H Wilson

"Talent Katerina is a dangerous thing" - Ally Carter

"Nothing's as dangerous as power with impunity." - Isabel Allende

"Racism is wrong, racism is very dangerous." - Justin Simien

"Too much of whatever is dangerous." - Lucero Isaac

"Nothing is more dangerous than solitude." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You are more dangerous than daybreak." - Holly Black

"Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends." - William Shakespeare

"Klonopin is a horrible, dangerous drug." - Stevie Nicks

"...Promises are more dangerous then secrets." - Aimee Friedman

"Wise men say nothing in dangerous times" - Aesop

"False hopes are more dangerous than fears." - J R R Tolkien

"All delays are dangerous in war." - John Dryden

"Sport is a loathsome and dangerous pursuit." - Barry Humphries

"Only the suppressed word is dangerous." - Ludwig Borne

"The danger, when not too dangerous, fascinate." - Susan Sontag

"Indifference is dangerous, whether innocent or not." - Pope Francis

"Every generalization is dangerous, especially this one." - Mark Twain

"Flattery, the dangerous nurse of vice." - Samuel Daniel

"I don't like writers. They're dangerous people." - Greta Garbo

"Spiritual deception is dangerous -and damning." - David Platt

"What makes you different, makes you dangerous." - Veronica Roth

"Economics is a very dangerous science." - John Maynard Keynes

"Familiarity makes the lion more dangerous." - Jocelyn Murray

"A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy." - Guy Fawkes

"Quick riches are more dangerous than poverty." - Napoleon Hill

"Some allies are more dangerous than enemies." - George R R Martin

"Dark and Dangerous. And all mine." - Sylvia Day

"Education can, and should be, dangerous." - Howard Zinn

"Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Intelligence without character is a dangerous thing." - Gloria Steinem

"Garbage day... is a very dangerous day." - Rocko

"How dangerous a master human emotion is!" - Watchman Nee

"I think it's dangerous to be optimistic." - Nicholas D Kristof

"Wise men say nothing in dangerous times." - John Selden

"A dangerous person to disagree with." - T S Eliot

"The most dangerous savages live in cities." - Austin O'Malley

"I think war is a dangerous place." - George W Bush



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