Subject: Intelligence » Ideas

In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.

(1909 – 1966) Polish poet, writer & aphorist

Don't worry about people stealing an idea; if it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.

(1900 – 1973) computer pioneer

If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.

The English approach to ideas is not to kill them, but to let them die of neglect.

(1950 – ) English broadcaster, journalist & author

A good idea is one that hits the other fellow with a bolt of envy.

Every good idea sooner or later degenerates into hard work.

(1935 – ) columnist, journalist & novelist

Man invented language to satisfy his inner need to complain.

(1935 – ) screenwriter, author, director & producer

It sounds good on paper.

Ideas endure and prosper in inverse proportion to their soundness and validity.

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.

(1917 –1986) American journalist

Laziness is the mother of nine inventions out of ten.

An original idea can never emerge from committee in the original.

Plagiarism: Failure to adorn stolen ideas with footnotes, as opposed to scholarship, which repeatedly acknowledges the theft.

Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

(1937 – 2008) stand-up comedian, social critic, actor & author

I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.

(1891 – 1941) Canadian physician & physiologist

Those who express random thoughts to legislative committees are often surprised and appalled to find themselves the instigators of law.

Books are for people who don't have ideas of their own.

(1984 – ) American stand-up comedian

Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong.

(1878 – 1937) humorist, journalist & author

If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.

(1937 – ) British playwright & screenwriter

We all agree your theory is crazy… but is it crazy enough to be true?

(1885 – 1962) Danish physicist

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