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A Quote by Paul Michael Kaiser on reality, life, philosophy, religion, thoughts, words, ideas, meaning, and experience

I'm not entirely sure, but I'm pretty sure that you can be fairly sure that there is absolutely nothing you can be sure of.  If you take the time to think about it all, you start to realize that absolutely everything we experience might not even be real.  For instance, it is actually possible that our thoughts might not be entirely our own.  Our words have no absolute meaning.  In example, when someone mentions the color green it can be assumed that everyone would think of a green color but it can also be assumed that they are not all thinking of the same shade of green.  Any time you come to a conclusion about something you are probably wrong or at least not entirely correct.  Why else would there be so many varying philosophies, religions and social concepts and always more to come.  It can be assumed that we can't know everything about everything for sure.

Paul Kaiser

Source: I'm as sure as I can be that this quote came from my own mind through my finger tips and onto the world wide web.

Contributed by: ataraxia

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on questions, answers, ideas, and seeds

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place, but a seed to be planted and to bear more seeds toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Contributed by: Eudae

A Quote by Alan Moore on ideas, anarchy, revolution, and change

"Ideas are bulletproof."- V

Alan Moore

Source: V for Vendetta

Contributed by: Inez

A Quote by E.M. Cioran on ideas, spirituality, and left-or-right-hand-paths

Ideas come as you walk, Nietzsche said.

Walking dissipates thoughts, Shankara taught.

E.M. Cioran

Contributed by: solipse

A Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt on great minds, average minds, small minds, ideas, events, people, great, average, small, and minds

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Malcolm Gladwell on invention, innovation, and ideas

In order to get one of the greatest inventions of the modern age, in other words, we thought we needed the solitary genius. But if Alexander Graham Bell had fallen into the Grand River and drowned that day back in Brantford, the world would still have had the telephone, the only difference being that the telephone company would have been nicknamed Ma Gray, not Ma Bell.

Malcolm Gladwell

Source: Annals of Innovation: In the Air: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/05/12/080512fa_fact_gladwell

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Bill Drayton on ideas, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, and conscious capitalism

What is the most powerful force in the world? And I think you would agree that is a big idea if it is in the hands of an entrepreneur who is actually going to make the idea not only happen, but spread all across society. And we understand that in business but we have need for entrepreneurship just as much in education, human rights, health, and the environment as we do in hotels and steel.

Bill Drayton

Source: Interview with Bill Drayton: http://www.ashoka.org/node/1027

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on ideas and living

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by Alan Watts on alan watts, meditation, ideas, symbols, and thinking

We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, ideas, and ephemerality

My view:  we can't step twice into the same spiderweb of ghostly presuppositions, the intricate skeletal chemistry of language is just too complex to reconstruct that particular experiment.  The world of normative and conceptual and cultural forms is infinitely more capillary than we can articulate.  I had some residues of a naive Platonic faith in the universal structures of logic and intellect for years and years until about 15 years ago when it occurred to me that Kierkegaard knew exactly what he was talking about--some ideas occur to you only once in your whole lifetime.  Some ideas are truly the rarest of rare species, delicately balanced and inflated little soap-bubbles.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

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