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IDEAs: 20 more quotes

Part 1

 

21.“We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.”- Friedrich Nietzche

 

22. “I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent. Curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” – Albert Einstein

 

23.“A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” – Antoine St. Exupery

 

24. “If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.” – Charles Kettering

 

25.“Right now it’s only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.” – Woody Allen

 

26. “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” – Pablo Picasso

 

27.“New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done; 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing; 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!” – Arthur C. Clarke

 

28. “Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are just produced.” – Alfred North Whitehead

 

29.“Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.” – Paula Poundstone

 

30. “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” – Alfred Noble

 

31.“Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.” – William J. Cameron

 

32. “No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.” – Winston Churchill

 

33.“If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it.” – Thomas Mann

 

34. “The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.” – Bernard Baruch

 

35.“You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.” – Medgar Evers

 

36. “The man with a new idea is a crank — until the idea succeeds.” -Mark Twain

 

37.“An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

 

38. “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” – John Cage

 

39.“The new idea either finds a champion or it dies. No ordinary involvement with a new idea provides the energy required to cope with the indifference and resistance that change provokes.” – Tom Peters

 

40. “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward: they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” – Goethe

 

Via http://www.ideachampions.com

 

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Idiom: “To throw a Hail Mary”

Here’s one of those phrases for you. Used not only in its original field. 😉

A Hail Mary pass or Hail Mary route in American football refers to any very long forward pass made in desperation with only a small chance of success, especially at or near the end of a half.

What Oxford doctionary has to say about it?

Hail Mary:

1a prayer to the Virgin Mary used chiefly by Roman Catholics, beginning with part of Luke 1:28. Also called Ave Maria.
2 [usually as modifier]US (in American football) a long, typically unsuccessful pass made in an attempt to score late in the game.
a plan or project with little chance of success.
There is no play riskier in football than making a last second, desperation pass play to the end zone.  The game clock is running out, the opposing team’s defensive coordinator knows the play is coming, and the defense is set up and ready to foil the attempt. Hail Mary passes stimulate the minds and hearts of spectators, sports announcers and teammates.  After all, that last second chance to claim success offers something needed in a time of helplessness — hope.

Now I’ll use the Show, don’t tell principle:

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