No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
I don't think anybody would argue now that the Internet isn't becoming a major factor in our lives. However, it's very new to us. Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by peopleover the Internet.
I think that growing up in a crowded continent like Europe with an awful lot of competing claims, ideas... cultures... and systems of thought, we have, perforce, developed a more sophisticated notion of what the wordfreedommeans than I see much evidence of in America.
I think that the digital media are interesting enough in their own right to be worth originating something in.
I think the idea of art kills creativity.
I think you get most of the most interesting work done in fields where people don't think they're doing art but are merely practicing a craft and working as good craftsmen. Being literate as a writer is good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them.
I've been trying to... Having been an English literary graduate, I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity.
People wanted me to do a CD-ROM ofHitchhiker's,and I thought,No, no.I didn't want to just sort of reverse-engineer yet another thing from a book I'd already written. I think that the digital media are interesting enough in their own right to be worth originating something in.
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise, you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.
To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want. I think that, in Europe, we're probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot.
We no longer think of chairs as technology; we just think of them as chairs. But there was a time when we hadn't worked out how many legs chairs should have, how tall they should be, and they would oftencrashwhen we tried to use them.
I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I'm wrong, I am inclined to agree with him.
Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others are of what they know.
I let previous instances creep up in my thought process sometimes. I think that's where things go awry, and that's where the walks come in. I'm not giving up many hits, just putting them on base for free.
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
You can take it for granted that I am not going to waste any time thinking about giving up how happy I am at Borussia, in the city of Dortmund, and with this team.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
When you think about it, giving up yourrealpersonality is a small price to pay for the richness ofliving happily ever afterwith an actual man!
BRAIN, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think.
Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
Sometimes you think you've found love, when it's really just one of those objects that are shiny in a certain light--a trophy, say, or a ring, or a diamond, even. Glass shards, maybe. You've got to be careful, you do. The shine can blind you. The edges can cut you in way you never imagined. It is up to you to allow that or not.
My parents always enforce the idea of never giving up upon all of my siblings and me, and I think that's something that will stick with me my whole life.
I was thinking about the first time I ever saw you,he said,
and how after that I couldn't forget you. I wanted to, but I couldn't stop myself. I forced Hodge to let me be the one who came to find you and bring you back to the Institue. And even back then, in that stupid coffee shop, when I saw you sitting on that couch with Simon, even then that felt wrong to me-- I should have been the one sitting with you. The one who made you laugh like that. I couldn't get rid of that feeling. That it should have been me. And the more I knew you, the more I felt it--it had never been like that for me before. I'd always wanted a girl and then gotten to know her and not wanted her anymore, but with you the feeling just got stronger and stronger until that night when you showed up at Renwick's and I knew.
Half of our mistakes in life arises from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
There are things I'd wish weren't part of ageing. But what you gain is much more than you're giving up. I don't think you come into your own until you're 35 or so.
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Character is higher than intellect ... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.
Many think that the price of discipleship is too costly and too burdensome. For some, it involves giving up too much. But the cross is not as heavy as it appears to be. Through obedience, we acquire much greater strength to carry it.
Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think is creation's.
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
I believe people who think love prevents one from thinking clearly are wrong; for then one thinks very clearly and is more active than before. And love is something eternal - the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning.
For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move.
When you see the poet laureate saying that every child should have readUlyssesand that you're just giving up on children if you think it's elitist - does that include children with special needs or whose first language isn't English?
An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting to think about than sex.
The moment a person forms a theory his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favour that theory.
If two men agree on everything, you can be sure one of them is doing the thinking.
I used to think that love was giving up everything of yourself and giving it to the other person. Now, I've realized that love is when you have somebody that doesn't make you give up half of yourself.
Think small and act small, and we'll get bigger. Think big and act big, and we'll get smaller.
Creativity is thinking new things. Innovation is doing new things.
The time has now definitely come when every intelligent individual must learn to think globally, beyond the horizon of a narrow nationalist point of view.
If you mind tells your body you can't do it, you will quit. If your body is giving up, but you think you can carry on, you will naturally keep putting one foot in front of the other.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
A man must not always tell all, for that were folly; but what a man says should be what he thinks.
We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.
Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.
Some praise at morning what they blame at night; But always think the last opinion right.
We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
I think giving up people is a difficult thing.
Ever think of introducing yourself?Y.T. says.
Nah,he says,people always forget names. You can just think of me as that one guy, y'know?
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
If you're going to be thinking only one thing, you might as well be thinking big.
If we all say the same thing, then I think the government has to listen. But because no one is saying it, I become singled out, even though what I'm saying is common sense. It's very essential values that we all have to protect. But in Chinese society, people are giving up on protecting these values.
The Khomeini cry for the execution of Rushdie is an infantile cry. From the beginning of time we have seen that. To murder the thinker does not murder the thought.
Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
Sometimes the first step is the hardest: coming up with an idea. Coming up with an idea should be like sitting on a pin - it should make you jump up and do something.
I loveShattered Glass.It's one of my favorite movies. I think it's just brilliant.