Ideas, whether they are good or bad, crazy or impossible, they all cross our minds at times. However, among the brainstorming multitude of new thoughts, there are the ones that push the impossible to become possible and the crazy into creative.
Blinding ourselves with false ideas will not lead us far, but a careful observation and examination will enable us to check all of them and take/use the good part in each.
Following quotes reflect the visions of some of the greatest personalities regarding the same:
"The Bible says, 'If you wish to find, you must search.' I believe that is true, rarely does a good idea interrupt you."
― Jim Rohn
"It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances."
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden."
― John Erskine
"Ideas are the root of creation."
― Ernest Dimnet
"The ideas are the important thing. If you're successful in getting the ideas across from your mind to the minds of your audience, you're as successful as a speaker is supposed to be. Audiences have a way of knowing when you're more interested in what you're saying than in how you appear."
― Earl Nightingale
"Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds."
― Albert Einstein
"Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference."
― Nolan Bushnell
"Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism."
― Bill Moyers
"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."
― John Steinbeck, author
"Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own."
― Sydney J. Harris
"Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied."
― Arnold Glasgow
"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor."
― Victor Hugo
"Don't be afraid of new ideas. Be afraid of old ideas. They keep you where you are and stop you from growing and moving forward. Concentrate on where you want to go, not on what you fear."
― Anthony Robbins
"The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld."
― Dorothy Thompson
"In every great time there is someone idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues."
― Francis Bacon
"Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information."
― Edward R. Murrow
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
― George Bernard Shaw
"The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas."
― Linus Pauling, Two-time Nobel Prize Winner
"All ideologies end up killing people. If you separate love from nonviolence you turn nonviolence into an ideology, a gimmick. Structures that are not inhabited by justice and love have no liberating or reconciling force, and are never sources of life."
― Jean Goss
"We think good ideas to death, when we should be acting them to life."
― Brian G. Jett
"The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out."
― Dee Hock, visionary
"Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny..."
― Carl Schurz (1829 - 1906)
"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."
― Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Do not bury your thoughts. Instead, check them, test them, and act on them if they stand the test of love: do to others what you would like them to do unto you, as Jesus Christ said.