Friday, August 29, 2008

Quotes: Ice. Idealism. Ideas.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Ice 20 "Ice, which split the mountains, carved the valleys, leveled the hills…." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Ice 341 "December. Each winter we see that ice can be glass-clear, iron hard, that it can cut and gouge and rend apart even the granite mountains...that it can be snowflakes, feather -soft, incredibly varied...." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Idealism 153 "Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem." John Galsworthy. Portable Curmudgeon.

Idealism 153 "I’m an idealist: I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way." Carl Sandburg. Portable Curmudgeon.

Ideas 798 The genesis of today's ideas begins in the previous generation. "…the deep philosophers, who think the thought in one generation that is to revolutionize society in the next." Hawthorne: “The Procession of Life”

Ideas 1039 New ideas threaten. "…a gift that, thus terrible to its possessors, has ever been most hateful to all other men, since its very existence seems to threaten the overthrow of whatever else the toilsome ages have built up;--the gift of a new idea." Hawthorne: “Main-Street”

Ideas 231 Ideas are better developed in the mind of someone who did not originate it. "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jun. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Ideas 232 Disparate ideas in my mind join and produce the greatest discoveries. "How many ideas hover dispersed in my head of which many a pair, if they should come together, could bring about the greatest of discoveries." Lichtenberg. 1764-99. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Ideas 255 Obsession with one idea is dangerous. "Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when a man has only one idea." Alain. 1938. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Ideas 153 Our ideas justify our evil and our speech hides our ideas. "We use ideas merely to justify our evil, and speech merely to conceal our ideas." Voltaire. Portable Curmudgeon.

Ideas 246 Ideas are the opposite of commonplaces. "Heine...the born lover of ideas, the born hater of commonplaces...." Matthew Arnold, “Heine and the Philistines.” 1863. Gross, ed. Essays.

Ideas 27 "…new ideas are put to work much more quickly than ever before." Toffler, Future Shock.

Ideas 177 "Ideas come and go at a frenetic rate." Toffler, Future Shock.

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