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Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.
- Gene Simmons

I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in
exploring notions of how one partner supports the other,
whilst not jeopardizing the greater good -
which is the family.
- Rachel Griffiths

I am not concerned with truth, nor with conventional
notions of what is beautiful.
- Mark Strand

The conventional notions of art have changed,
and a lot of things done today are considered works
of art that would have been rejected in the past.
- David Rockefeller

 

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set
out without preconceived notions.
- Ben Stein

When you're young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements.
- Pearl Bailey

To judge from the notions expounded by theologians,
one must conclude that God created most men simply
with a view to crowding hell.
- Marquis de Sade

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The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most
conservative notions in any culture,
because it seeks to turn other ideas -
uncertainty,
progress, change - into crimes.
- Salman Rushdie

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty
so intimately in their minds,
that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Our true nature is free of any and all notions of gender,
of any notions of difference whatsoever.
- Andrew Cohen

It wasn't that I was shy to go out with him,
I just didn't want people with preconceived notions
to assume anything about why we were together.
I was pretty careful for a while.
- Rose McGowan

Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension
of notions too general for its existing language.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them;
their notions of good and evil are the result of the
moral atmosphere they breathe.
- Jean Paul

The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines,
but from Nature.
- Algernon Sydney

The problem is not simply that the Singularity represents
the passing of humankind from center stage,
but that it contradicts our most deeply held notions of being.
- Vernor Vinge

To prejudge other men's notions before we have looked
into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes.
- John Locke

Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding
his out-of-the-way notions about religion.
- George Byron

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
- Merry Browne

Our personal consumer choices have ecological,
social, and spiritual consequences.
It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions
that underlie our lifestyles.
- David Suzuki

I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting
some false and most pernicious notions about consistency -
and to such a degree that the average man has
turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around
and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized,
where it should be his humiliation.
- Mark Twain

I put forward formless and unresolved notions,
as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools,
not to establish the truth but to seek it.
- Michel de Montaigne

So, while I gave up the notions of publishing at that time,
I never stopped editing and refining that book.
A few years later, in 1987, I thought I had it ready to go out again.
- R. A. Salvatore

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason,
and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
- Aphra Behn

Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration;
they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly
by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively,
they can become scattered, miscellaneous,
and fixated on "stuff"-negative notions,
toxic relationships, and situations from the past.
- Darren L. Johnson

The Southern whites are in many respects a great people.
Looked at from a certain point of view,
they are picturesque.
If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind,
one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.
- James Weldon Johnson

The law is constantly based on notions of morality,
and if all laws representing essentially moral choices
are to be invalidated under the due process clause,
the courts will be very busy indeed.
- Byron White

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched.
You got to ride it like you find it.
You got to change with it.
If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones,
that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.
- Woody Guthrie

People watch movies - and it's vague ideas,
it's vague notions, but people pick up on these things,
that they are supposed to think certain ways or that
they're not supposed to think,
basically, and they don't.
- Crispin Glover

As a member of this court I am not justified in writing
my private notions of policy into the Constitution,
no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous
I may deem their disregard.
- Felix Frankfurter

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts:
therefore,
guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain
no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other;
yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively.
Strive to get clear notions about all.
Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty
is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man!
Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious
injury as a price to live free,
makes no sense.
- Ron Paul

Father had notions about manhood suffrage,
public schools, the education and the elevation of the masses,
and the gradual emancipation of the slaves,
that did not suit the uncompromising views of people in places like Richmond.
- John Sergeant Wise

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even
actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar...
Hence it comes about that at their first appearance
innovators have generally been persecuted,
and always derided as fools and madmen.
- Aldous Huxley

But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years
in government was how much the intellectual climate
and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained
and represented the universe within which the discourse took place.
- Lawrence Summers

I joined the air force.
I took to it immediately when I arrived there.
I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all,
but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of
my romantic notions about it.
- Morgan Freeman

It's embarrassing to be involved in the same business
as the mainstream comic thing.
It's still very embarrassing to tell other adults that I draw comic books -
their instant,
preconceived notions of what that means.
- Daniel Clowes

The feminist movement has helped open minds and kitchens
to the notion that men can be at home on the range.
- Rene Veaux

It is impossible to see the angel unless you first have a notion of it.
- James Hillman

To what a bad choice is many a worthy woman betrayed,
by that false and inconsiderate notion,
That a reformed rake makes the best husband!
- Samuel Richardson

Very often when I go in to meet for movies or pilots,
I'm put on videotape.
I hate the notion that that tape is going to sit on
a shelf and never get better.
- David Ogden Stiers

The essential support and encouragement comes from within,
arising out of the mad notion that your society needs
to know what only you can tell it.
- John Updike

Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on
the notion that some people are higher risk than others.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel,
so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.
- Tom T. Hall

I've always been a big fan of time travel,
and I'm very into the notion that some day we'll be able to do it.
Beam me up!
- Scott Bakula

I'm not one of these guys who says, Now I'm on a really hot show,
better quit soon before I get labeled.
That's the most ridiculous notion I'd ever heard.
- Jeff Probst

I think somehow you need to get to a certain point
in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.
- Jeff Tweedy

For some reason, it popped into my head the notion
that a lot of the Next Generation cast in the long
run of that show managed to step behind the camera.
- Michael Shanks

I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion
of its size until I campaigned it.
- Ann Richards

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family
as its center and ornament,
and this paradise is not secure until children appear
to animate and complete the picture.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her,
like a bank note, for two 20s.
- Warren Beatty

I try to be careful about wording.
One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is
the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab
world is different from that in Europe.
- William Odom

We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths
have an existence independent and apart from our own minds.
It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed.
- James Newman

Biology, meaning the science of all life,
is a late notion.
- Leon Kass

If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains;
every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains.
- Joe Hill

I don't know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer.
Every living thing tends toward the good or we would
have been gone a long time ago.
- Al Jarreau

Ha, well you see...
this notion of a balanced life, I don't think I'm ever
going to be able to have that...
but I can have what I call an integrated life.
- James Collins

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession
is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness
embodied in the due process clause.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

Modern thought has transferred the spectral character
of Death to the notion of time itself.
Time has become Death triumphant over all.
- John Berger

Australians don't have a preconceived notion of what things have to be...
we can go on a fantastic journey.
- Yahoo Serious

I'm a little concerned about this notion everybody
wants us to be objective.
- Peter Jennings

And, in some ways I like traveling, in other ways I'm
sort of fed up by the whole notion.
- Joe Sacco

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is,
in fact, a return to the idealised past.
- Robertson Davies

We were interested in this notion of compression-
a lot of the songs were really short so that you'd
absorb them in memory rather than when you're actually hearing them.
- Arto Lindsay

The notion of the single man began in the 1950's.
The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.
- Hugh Hefner

What it missing, I think, is this notion of the common good.
- Susan George

Foreign languages are another favourite topic,
and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion
of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
- John Millington Synge

Many people believe that the current system must inevitably
end in total annihilation.
They reject, sometimes very emotionally,
any attempts to analyze this notion.
- Herman Kahn

By the by, if the English race had done nothing else,
yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman,
they would have done a great service to mankind.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins


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