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"It's very easy to become selfish and narrow-minded and see ballet as the only thing in life, but there's lots more." - Darcey Bussell

"Now you are changed people. Your personality is different. It's shining through your spirit. In that spirit, you have to see everything. All your conditionings will drop out as soon as you start identifying your Self fully, fully with the spirit. Fully - again I say because we do not. We are still Christians. We are still Hindus. We are still Muslims. We are still Indians, English, this, that. We are still narrow-minded, small, little puddles. We have to be the ocean. Once you are identified with the ocean, you have to throw away everything and become absolutely clean and detached." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people" - Jesse Ventura

"Isn't it curious that narrow-minded people are often the most thickheaded?" - Paul Frank Baer

"It liberates the vandal to travel-you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction." - Mark Twain

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

"Russian may seem narrow-minded, impudent, or even stupid people, but can only pray for those who are against them." - Winston Churchill

"The most learned are often the most narrow-minded men." - William Hazlitt

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

"The most learned are often the most narrow minded." - William Hazlitt

"I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness." - Christopher Hitchens

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

"If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do wrong things, but it certainly is true, thatit is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done." - Vincent Van Gogh

"You've got to try a little kindness, yes show a little kindness Just shine your light for everyone to see. And if you try a little kindness, Then you'll overlook the blindness Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets." - Glen Campbell

"When I was young, I despised old people. I was provincial and narrow-minded. It's the reason I stayed stupid so long. If you only get involved with young people you don't learn anything about the world." - Edmund White

"In a narrow circle the mind grows narrow. The more one expands, the larger their aims." - Friedrich Schiller

"Those policies [of Jean-Marie Le Pen ]I find repellent. I believe many people right across consist the world do. There is no future in that type of narrow minded racism and nationalism." - Rachel Maddow

"Discourse about motherhood is chillingly narrow-minded. It's a tool the patriarchy uses, of course. So people complain about their kids or they complain about the pain of birth or they make motherhood kitschy, Mother's Day-y." - Samantha Hunt

"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

"We are helping our Somali brothers get rid of these narrow-minded attackers. The Somali people do not support the extremists, they are on the side of our soldiers." - Yoweri Museveni

"Everybody that's living in this earth is living in a situation. It's not narrow-minded to the point where everybody is serious and nobody has a personality. I think people die telling jokes." - Mike Epps

"For me, geopolitical issues are becoming more important, because how can you understand economy if you don't understand geopolitics? People think economists just deal with spreadsheets and charts. That's a narrow-minded caricature." - Nouriel Roubini

"My parents' parents were regular working-class people. I ended up speaking in a certain way, and one gets sidelined into doing certain parts. I think that is really quite narrow-minded." - Toby Stephens

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

"He was so narrow minded he could see through a keyhole with both eyes." - Molly Ivins

"I think in many ways narrow minded-attitudes lead to extreme thinking." - Dalai Lama

"A goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid." - James D Watson

"WARNING: This album contains country & western music and may cause offence to narrow minded listeners." - Elvis Costello

"The more we justify our beliefs, the more narrow-minded we become." - Lin Yutang

"A politician is not as narrow-minded as he forces himself to be." - Will Rogers

"We talk about people being narrow-minded when they have a limited sense of possibility. Well, that's exactly what they are. They are narrow-frequencied, if you like. When we talk about people awakening, it's awakening to a greater range of possibilities, of awareness and frequencies." - David Icke

"The narrow-minded who undertake any work will never be satisfied. They cannot understand the actions of those who are large hearted and broad-minded." - Sathya Sai Baba

"England has become a squalid, uncomfortable, ugly place ... an intolerant, racist, homophobic, narrow-minded, authoritarian, rat-hole run by vicious, suburban-minded, materialistic philistines." - Hanif Kureishi

"A guardian is broad-minded and understanding. A guard, on the other hand, is a vigilante, narrow-minded and most of the time despotic." - Carlos Castaneda

"He was so narrow minded that if he fell on a pin it would blind him in both eyes." - Fred Allen

"These days I am a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot, but not a racist." - Jane Russell

"Cities with a black middle class provide the narrow minded an opportunity to realize that cultural differences are largely economic." - Dov Davidoff

"The Infinite Universal Power is more than just a narrow-minded gatekeeper to a spiritual County Club." - Benjamin Hoff

"We now have no record of these famous stage plays, so it turned out to be very narrow-minded thinking." - Debbie Reynolds

"What you should say to outsiders is that a Christian has neither more nor less rights in our Association than an atheist. When our platform becomes too narrow for people of all creeds and of no creeds, I myself shall not stand upon it." - Susan B Anthony

"I've always noticed that nobody can be single-minded who isn't narrow-minded; and I think it likely that people who aren't so cocksure what they want to do with themselves, hesitate because they have a great deal more to deal with. A nature rich in fine and complex possibilities takes more time to dispose of itself, but when it does, the world's beauty is the gainer." - Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"I'm not trying to be evasive, but when I say yes and no, I say 'yes' because there are narrow-minded people that won't look past the logo and 'no' because 'American Idol' put me in front of millions of people and I would not have a career without 'Idol." - Bo Bice

"I'm not trying to be evasive, but when I say yes and no, I say 'yes' because there are narrow-minded people that won't look past the logo and 'no' because 'American Idol' put me in front of millions of people and I would not have a career without 'Idol.'" - Bo Bice

"It is dangerous when you start calling people from one part of the world terrorists or fanatic, and you reduce them to some abstract notion. If evil has a geographical place, and if the evil has a name, that is the beginning of fascism. Real life is not this way. You have fanatics and narrow-minded people everywhere." - Marjane Satrapi

"The one thing that is sort of sneered at and not really believed is bisexuality. Any bisexual man is just seen as a closeted gay man. That shows how narrow-minded people are. The other thing that's totally neglected and which nobody approves of is celibacy. People again assume that you're just repressing something." - Edmund White

"In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people who would shut up the human race upon this globe, we shall one day travel to the Moon, the planets, and the stars with the same facility, rapidity and certainty as we now make the ocean voyage from Liverpool to New York." - Jules Verne

"Every girl will come with pros and cons. Some people will choose to focus on the worst in some of your options and the best in others, and it will make no sense to you why they seem so narrow minded. But I'm here for you, whatever your choice." - Kiera Cass

"Every girl will come with pros and cons. Some people will choose to focus on the worst in some of your options and the best in others, and it will make no sense to you why they seem so narrow minded. But I'm here for you, whatever your choice." - Kiera Cass

"In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle it must never outstep, we shall one day travel to the moon, the planets, and the stars, with the same facility, rapidity, and certainty as we now make the voyage from Liverpool to New York!" - Jules Verne

"If someone is a straight jazzhead, or a straight metalhead, or straight classical, they have a very narrow range of what they allow into their lives. But the people who listen to what we put out into the world have to be open-minded. Because we're so pluralist." - John Zorn

"I had tried to go to college, and I didn't really fit in. I went to a real narrow-minded school where people gave me a lot of trouble, and I was hounded off the campus - I just looked different and acted different, so I left school." - Bruce Springsteen

"Often in history we see that religion, which was meant to raise us and make us better and nobler, has made people behave like beasts. Instead of bringing enlightenment of them, it has often tried to keep them in the dark; instead of broadening their minds, it has frequently made them narrow-minded and intolerant of others." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"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

"They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change." - John Ruskin

"Every woman should see herself looking uniquely breathtaking, in something tailored to celebrate her body, so that she is better able to appreciate her own beauty and better equipped to withstand the ideals of our narrow-waisted, narrow- minded culture." - Susan Jane Gilman

"The world is as large as the range of one's interests. A narrow-minded man has a narrow outlook. The walls of his world shut out the broader horizon of affairs. Prejudice can maintain walls that no invention can remove." - Joseph Jastrow

"Organizational effectiveness does not lie in that narrow minded concept called rationality. It lies in the blend of clearheaded logic and powerful intuition" - Henry Mintzberg

"When you can program your own life, you're just going to program what you already like. Because of that, people's taste becomes much more narrow-minded." - Rob Zombie

"A hermitage in the forest is the refuge of the narrow-minded misanthrope; a hammock on the ocean is the asylum for the generous distressed." - Herman Melville

"Constipation was one of the things she hated most in the world, on par with despicable men who commit domestic violence and narrow-minded religious fundamentalists." - Haruki Murakami

"The power of duly appreciating little things belongs to a great mind; a narrow-minded man has it not, for to him they are great things." - Richard Whately

"There are plenty of eyewitness accounts, just because you're so narrow-minded you need to have everything shoved under your nose before you-" - J K Rowling

"You need to search your awareness and consider the limitless possibilities of existence in all things and not be so narrow-minded in your self-discovery." - Frederick Lenz

"Grace is openness. By remaining open, you let go of your ego and narrow-minded views, and allow divine grace to express itself through you." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"I have always thought it would be easier to redeem a man steeped in vice and crime than a greedy, narrow-minded, pitiless merchant." - Albert Camus

"This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls - to the liberal minded the whole world is a family." - Virchand Gandhi

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

"The narrow-minded and petty sticklers for the formalities which hedge rank and office are the true vulgarians, however observant they be of etiquette." - John Lancaster Spalding

"If I had to choose between a narrow-minded woman or a man who was an enlightened thinker, I would vote for the man." - Marianne Williamson

"It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent." - Vincent Van Gogh

"A good work can be communicated across languages ... [provided one does not] fall into the trap of narrow-minded nationalistic or chauvinistic thinking." - Gao Xingjian

"The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation." - Aharon Appelfeld

"Empathy has some unfortunate features - it is parochial, narrow-minded, and innumerate. We're often at our best when we're smart enough not to rely on it." - Paul Bloom

"One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid." - Konrad Lorenz

"When any prevailing prejudice is attacked, the wise will consider, and leave the narrow-minded to rail with thoughtless vehemence at innovation." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Lo! on a narrow neck of land, 'Twixt two unbounded seas, I stand. Secure, insensible." - Charles Wesley

"A narrow vision is divisive, a broad vision expansive. But a divine vision is all-inclusive." - Tejomayananda

"You can't tell big dreams to small minded people." - Steve Harvey

"You know, people aren't always the most open-minded." - Miguel

"Mind over matter. Weak minded people are easily influenced. Strong minded people you can't break their will." - Lee Boyd Malvo

"Effective people are not problem minded; they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems. They think preventively." - Peter Drucker

"We can't encourage narrow mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be." - Rumi

"Some people even think that I'm still just not right for it [ballet]. And I think it's shocking because they hear those words from critics saying I'm too bulky, I'm too busty. And then they meet me in person and they're like, you look like a ballerina. And I think it's just something maybe that I will never escape from, those people who are narrow-minded. But my mission, my voice, my story, my message, is not for them. And I think it's more important to think of the people that I am influencing and helping to see a broader picture of what beauty is." - Misty Copeland

"I think stupid people are surprised that I'm Australian. It's a small-minded; we live in a global community, but I suppose some people still are small-minded." - Iggy Azalea

"As yet, if a man has no feeling for art he is considered narrow-minded, but if he has no feeling for science this is considered quite normal. This is a fundamental weakness." - Isidor Isaac Rabi

"This enthusiasm [for empathy] may be misplaced. Empathy has some unfortunate features - it is parochial, narrow-minded and innumerate. We're often at our best when we're smart enough not to rely on it." - Paul Bloom

"you may call a person vain, and they will smile; you may call them immoral, and they may even feel flattered - but call them narrow-minded and they have done with you." - J. E. Buckrose

"This enthusiasm [for empathy] may be misplaced. Empathy has some unfortunate features - it is parochial, narrow-minded and innumerate. We"re often at our best when we"re smart enough not to rely on it." - Paul Bloom

"A compass is narrow-minded-it always points to the magnetic north... We must discipline ourselves, personally, to fight any deviation from the course Jesus set for us. We cannot be tolerant of any other course." - Billy Graham

"One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid." - James Watson

"Her chief dread in life, at this period of her development, was that she would appear narrow minded; what she feared next afterwards was that she should be so." - Henry James

"If you come out with racist comments, then I believe you shouldn't be allowed to come to a football match. Don't be so narrow minded, you're bigger than that." - Rio Ferdinand

"My wife and I were never happy here. Spain can be narrow-minded, and provincial. In LA you don't have to justify yourself. I think I will leave here again soon and move back there." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"When you make a film, you like to run it with an audience. They tell you you're narrow-minded or subjective, or that seems too long, or that doesn't work." - Richard Donner

"Lebanon, Israel, Ireland, South Africa - wherever there is a bleeding sore on the body of the world, the same hard-eyed narrow-minded fanatics are busy, indifferent to life, in love with death." - J M Coetzee

"It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things." - Lawrence G Lovasik

"The State idea is not according to my heart. I cannot understand why it is needed. It is connected with narrow-minded and economic obstacles. I believe it is bad. I have always been against it." - Albert Einstein

"One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid." - James D Watson

"Globally the Greens have arisen like a spontaneous combustion, a reaction to the narrow-minded state-backed exploitation of resources and wealth for a few at the expense of the many." - Bob Brown

"As you get older, you get stuck in your ways; just as you become stiffer physically, you also become stiffer mentally and more narrow-minded unless you make a conscious effort to keep yourself flexible." - Viggo Mortensen

"Is a fixed income not a good thing? Does not everyone love to count on a sure thing? Especially every petty-bourgeois, narrow-minded Frenchman? the 'ever needy' man?" - Karl Marx

"Nothing in the world makes people so afraid as the influence of independent-minded people." - Albert Einstein

"Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious." - Paul Valery

"As our planet takes action to cast out its manmade poisons and heal its man-caused wounds, many human inhabitants will no doubt give way to fear. Many will cling to seemingly powerful we're-God's-chosen-people religions, hoping that by so doing they will be saved from the wrath of a Vengeful God (not recognizing that the approaching "vengeance" will in reality be man's own actions coming back at him - and not recognizing that the Infinite Universal Power is far more than the narrow-minded gatekeeper of an exclusive Spiritual Country Club)." - Benjamin Hoff

"Is it not arrogance or narrow-mindedness to claim that there is only one way of salvation or that the way we follow is the right way? I think not. After all, do we fault a pilot for being narrow-minded when he follows the instrument panel while landing in a rainstorm? No, we want him to remain narrowly focused!" - Billy Graham

"And they would ask, well, now, are you one of those narrow-minded Baptists who think only Baptists are going to heaven? To which I enjoy replying, now actually I'm more narrow than that, I don't think all the Baptists are going to make it." - Mike Huckabee

"The disgrace of one's people brings sorrow to the Nobel minded." - Chanakya

"Having things organized is for small-minded people. Genius controls chaos." - Jens Voigt

"No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it." - Nicolas Chamfort

"The noble-minded are calm and steady. Little people are forever fussing and fretting." - Confucius

"A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The Americans are extremely gadget minded people and American gadgets have a peculiar characteristic: they work." - George Mikes

"I simply want the music to to find its way to open-minded people." - Jon Foreman

"Mix with positive-minded people as a means to tap into your unexploited potential." - Steve Backley

"Don't let small minded people dictate how you should look and be free." - Brian Molko

"Surround yourself with like-minded, strong people, use your voices and choose courage over fear." - Lilly Singh

"I stay active and choose to associate myself with like-minded people." - Jake T Austin

"Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people's." - Bertrand Russell

"The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think." - Aristotle

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

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

"Be very, very patient and very open-minded, and listen to what people have to say." - A J Mclean

"Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"African people worldwide are known to be welcoming and open-minded." - Jill Scott

"Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

"It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out." - Alexander Pope

"God's plan for moving people from the broad road to the narrow road involves you." - Alistair Begg

"I'm a bit suspicious of people who are narrow in their musical tastes." - Steven Hall

"Presidents cannot always kick evil-minded persons out of the front door. Such persons are often selected by the electors to represent them." - Herbert Hoover

"The triumph of economic globalization has inspired a wave of techno-savvy investigative activists who are as globally minded as the corporations they track." - Naomi Klein

"What shall we call this undetermin'd state, This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless oceans, That whence we came, and that to which we tend?" - George Lillo

"Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical" - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies fast away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and women, old age is upon us." - Juvenal

"There are ways to meet people and surround yourself with like-minded people who will support you." - Chris Colfer

"What I enjoy is a collaboration. Working with other like-minded people. People who have brilliant minds and big hearts." - Julian Ovenden

"Narrow waists and narrow minds go together." - Nicolas Chamfort

"For people who have... had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest change in other people. Change only scares the small-minded. The small-minded and me" - Casey Affleck

"...with like-minded people one cannot discuss. With like-minded people one can only participate in a church service, and, as is widely known, I do not like church services." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"For people who have... had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest change in other people. Change only scares the small-minded. The small-minded and me." - Casey Affleck

"All right-minded people adore it; and anyone who is able to live without it is unworthy to draw breathe" - Moliere

"A crucified Savior will never be content to have a self-pleasing, self-indulging, worldly-minded people." - J C Ryle

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

"Most of the forward movements of life in general ... have been the work of essentially religiously-minded people." - Charles Ives

"A street without trees is a street only for the sick-minded people whose god is nothing but money!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"What I believe is that all clear-minded people should remain two things throughout their lifetimes: Curious and teachable." - Roger Ebert

"I think [Transcendental Meditation] is what people need. They don't need high minded talk, they need results." - Paul Mccartney

"I think Americans are good-hearted, open-minded people and race doesn't enter into this - at all." - Cindy McCain

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



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