„Many people have experience with a program that's gotten out of control. They have an idea. They think they know what they want to do. But when they go to put the idea in, the idea is forgotten by the time they've figured out how to put it in.“
— Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
„Composing's not voluntary, you know. There's no choice, you're not free. You're landed with an idea and you have responsibility to that idea.“
— Harrison Birtwistle British composer 1934
In The Observer, April 14, 1996.
„Know that the figures employed by prophets are of two kinds: first, where every word which occurs in the simile represents a certain idea: and secondly, where the simile, as a whole, represents a general idea, but has a great many points which have no reference whatever to that idea: they are simply required to give to the simile its proper form and order, or better to conceal the idea: the simile is therefore continued as far as necessary, according to its literal sense. Consider this well.“
— Maimónides rabbi, physician, philosopher 1135 - 1204
„One must know how to enter the ideas of others and how to leave them. One must know how to leave one's own ideas and how to come back to them.“
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away.“
— Linus Pauling American scientist 1901 - 1994
As quoted by Francis Crick in his presentation "The Impact of Linus Pauling on Molecular Biology" http://oregonstate.edu/dept/Special_Collections/subpages/ahp/1995symposium/crick.html (1995).
„You have no idea how it feels to know that you've cut someone to the quick. I'll never do it again, never, never.“
— Irene Dunne American actress 1898 - 1990
Preofections - Irene Dunne, by Elizabth Wilson; Silver Screen (November 1936) http://www.irenedunnesite.com/press/silver-screen-november-1936/.
„How many times do we all have to do this? Get up, go to school, again? Before everyone admits it's a crap idea?“
— Louise Rennison, Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?
— Kamal Haasan Indian actor 1954
On his political stance.
— Ernest Gellner Czech anthropologist, philosopher and sociologist 1925 - 1995
— Germaine Greer Australian feminist author 1939
( p. 263 http://books.google.com/books?ei=7hdeUeCtEOGmiQLnu4HYBg&id=x88du4E7ARAC&dq=%22The+Female+Eunuch%22+1971&q=%22hate+them%22#search_anchor) Often paraphrased as: "women have no idea how much men hate them."
„I had no idea this was going to be an accurate prediction, but amazingly enough instead of 10 [years] doubling, we got nine over the 10 years, but still followed pretty well along the curve.“
— Gordon Moore American businessman, co-founder of Intel and author of the eponym law 1929
„After you have practiced for a while, you will realize that it is not possible to make rapid, extraordinary progress. Even though you try very hard, the progress you make is always little by little. It is not like going out in a shower in which you know when you get wet. In a fog, you do not know you are getting wet, but as you keep walking you get wet little by little. If your mind has ideas of progress, you may say, "Oh, this pace is terrible!" But actually it is not. When you get wet in a fog it is very difficult to dry yourself. So there is no need to worry about progress.“
— Shunryu Suzuki Japanese Buddhist missionary 1904 - 1971
Pt. 1 : Right Practice, "Bowing"
„As there are so many who talk prose without knowing it, or, again, who syllogize without having the least idea what a syllogism is, so economists have long been mathematicians without being aware of the fact.“
— William Stanley Jevons English economist and logician 1835 - 1882
William Stanley Jevons, The Theory of Political Economy (1871). Preface To The Second Edition, p. 14.