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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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Music dissolves the straight and narrow." - Mason Cooley

"Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative." - T S Eliot

"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

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

"You're so heavenly minded, you're no earthly good." - Johnny Cash

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

"My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy." - Claes Oldenburg

"We're not a political band, we're a socially-minded band." - Chester Bennington

"It is increasingly important to be open-minded." - Tucker Carlson

"When I first came here, Hollywood was very closed-minded." - Tia Carrere

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

"I did come from a pretty independent-minded family." - David Hockney

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Take heed of mad folks in a narrow place." - George Herbert

"Americans shocked me by their behavior and their narrow-mindedness." - Mick Jagger

"A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together." - Celia Green

"I can't get through the gate. The gate is narrow." - Drew Brees

"Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind - compassion opens it." - Dalai Lama

"Timidity keeps me safe and sad in a narrow room." - Mason Cooley

"Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path." - Tommy Lasorda

"Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism." - Said Musa

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

"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

"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

"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

"No one has ever asked an actor, 'You're playing a strong-minded man...' We assume that men are strong-minded, or have opinions. But a strong-minded woman is a different animal." - Meryl Streep

"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

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

"We have no reason to be discouraged and cast down if the religion we profess is not popular and few agree with us. We must remember the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in this passage: 'The gate is narrow'. Repentance, and faith in Christ, and holiness of life, have never been fashionable. The true flock of Christ has always been small. It must not move us to find that we are reckoned singular, and peculiar, and bigoted, and narrow minded. This is the 'narrow way'. Surely it is better to enter into eternal life with a few, than to go to 'destruction' with a great company" - J C Ryle

"We have no reason to be discouraged and cast down if the religion we profess is not popular and few agree with us. We must remember the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in this passage: 'The gate is narrow'. Repentance, and faith in Christ, and holiness of life, have never been fashionable. The true flock of Christ has always been small. It must not move us to find that we are reckoned singular, and peculiar, and bigoted, and narrow minded. This is the 'narrow way'. Surely it is better to enter into eternal life with a few, than to go to 'destruction' with a great company" - J C Ryle

"We have no reason to be discouraged and cast down if the religion we profess is not popular and few agree with us. We must remember the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in this passage: "The gate is narrow". Repentance, and faith in Christ, and holiness of life, have never been fashionable. The true flock of Christ has always been small. It must not move us to find that we are reckoned singular, and peculiar, and bigoted, and narrow minded. This is the "narrow way". Surely it is better to enter into eternal life with a few, than to go to "destruction" with a great company" - J C Ryle

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

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

"The only place opportunity cannot be found is in a closed-minded person." - Robert Foster Bennett

"You must' be so open-minded that your brains fall out." - Susan Cheever

"The most powerful purpose statements are crystal clear and single-minded in their focus." - Roy Spence

"Why is the Rockefeller Commission so Single-Minded About a Lone Assassin in the Kennedy Case?," - Cyril Wecht

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

"You have to be very strong and tough-minded if you want to survive." - Shakira

"He that uses his words loosely and unsteadily will either not be minded or not understood." - John Locke

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

"The Amendment nullifies sophisticated as well as simple-minded modes of discrimination." - Felix Frankfurter

"[A] high minded gallantry in defense of the foundations of Christian culture." - Pope Pius XII

"Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded starting point for literature." - Gao Xingjian

"Nobody is going to be as bad for free thinking, right-minded individuals than George Bush." - David Cross

"I'm not a hard-line Republican, because I'm a lot more open-minded than that." - James Denton

"I'm not the greatest boyfriend, but I'm not a creep. It's more like I'm... absent-minded." - Matt Dillon

"Hollywood is great. I also think it's stupid and small-minded and shortsighted." - David Fincher

"I have a very broad-minded family. Acting is an art, and we understand that." - Esha Gupta

"In the mid 1990s the Korean film industry was really open-minded." - Bong Joonho

"Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system." - Rupert Sheldrake

"In principle, skeptics are neither closed-minded nor cynical. We are curious but cautious." - Michael Shermer

"I'm mad in the front of my mind, but business-minded in the back." - Alexander Mcqueen

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

"I suppose I was much more serious-minded in the '70s and '80s." - Paul Weller

"Rather than knowing more, I think I've got more open-minded." - David Bailey

"Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration." - Willie Sutton

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

"I'm someone who is open-minded to new experiences because they teach you new things." - Marilyn Manson

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

"The world, and the great and free United States in particular, is full of narrow-minded, ignorant, moronic, bigoted, cowardly, self-righteous, anemic, pig-headed, stupid, puritanical, hypocritical, prejudiced, fanatical, cocoa-blooded atavists, who soothe their inferiority complex by barking their hatred of anything new." - Gertrude Atherton

"The idea of freedom can never be disassociated from real Prussia. The real Prussian spirit means a synthesis between restraint and freedom, between voluntary subordination and conscientious leadership, between pride in oneself and consideration for others, between rigor and compassion. Unless a balance is kept between these qualities, the Prussian spirit is in danger of degenerating into soulless routine and narrow-minded dogmatism." - Henning von Tresckow

"It's usually pointed out that women are not fit for political power, and ought not to be trusted with a vote because they are politically ignorant, socially prejudiced, narrow-minded, and selfish. True enough, but precisely the same is true of men!" - George Bernard Shaw

"Homunculi are bogeymen only if they duplicate entire the talents they are rung in to explain. If one can get a team or committee of relatively ignorant, narrow-minded, blind homunculi to produce the intelligent behaviour of the whole, this is progress." - Daniel Dennett

"Today's liberal intellectuals, who pride themselves on scientific method and being "broadminded", are the most narrow-minded, self-righteous and hate-filled bigots in the history of humanity. No primitive tribe worshipping with its witch-doctor was ever more vicious in its hatred and suppression of heretics than today's Marxist intellectuals, anti-racists and liberals." - George Lincoln Rockwell

"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

"You're so narrow-minded! You live in the same village you grew up in, you run the family business, you're buying a nursery down the road... you're practically still in the womb. So before you lecture me on the way to live my life, try living one of your own, OK?" - Sophie Kinsella

"...because I'm sure that as soon as things really get back to "normal," once our kids or grandkids grow up in a peaceful and comfortable world, they'll probably go right back to being as selfish and narrow-minded and generally shitty to one another as we were." - Max Brooks

"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

"When a village ceases to be a community, it becomes oppressive in its narrow conformity. So one becomes an individual and migrates to the city. There, finding others like-minded, one re-establishes a village community. Nowadays only New Yorkers are yokels." - Paul Goodman

"I didn't particularly feel like being arrested, so I argued with the soldiers a bit. Several of them died during the argument - those things happen once in a while. Unfortunately, one of the casualties was Taur Urgas' oldest son. The king of the Murgos took it personally. He's very narrow-minded sometimes. - Silk" - David Eddings

"I knew I was breaking about a dozen laws but I guess I had different attitudes to stuff like that since the war. Laws were for the stupid the immature the irresponsible. The inflexible and the narrow-minded. The prejudiced. The obsessive. The lazy and careless and selfish and spoilt. The violent." - John Marsden

"Narrow-minded provincialism: Sad to say but true - I am more interested in the mountain lions of Utah, the wild pigs of Arizona, than I am in the fate of all the Arabs of Araby, all the Wogs of Hindustan, all the Ethiopes of Abyssinia...." - Edward Abbey

"Why be narrow-minded, why cut ourselves off from any of these rich heritages when... we have the freedom to make the most of the best in all techniques? There are no prohibitions against it. All it takes is a little wisdom, imagination and courageous experimentation." - Michael Chekhov

"Catastrophe Theory is-quite likely-the first coherent attempt (since Aristotelian logic) to give a theory on analogy. When narrow-minded scientists object to Catastrophe Theory that it gives no more than analogies, or metaphors, they do not realise that they are stating the proper aim of Catastrophe Theory, which is to classify all possible types of analogous situations." - Rene Thom



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