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Libraries and Ideas

Is your library about ideas? Does it just store them? Does it work with folks to create new ideas? Does it help ideas become reality?

I love this post:

50 Awesome Quotes on IDEAS

My favourites (but read the whole list) from the fifty are:

1. “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” – Albert Einstein

2. “If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.” – Rollo May

3. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” – Oscar Wilde

8. “A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” – Ovid

11. “No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

13. “It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas.” – Charles Peguy

14. “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.” – Emile Chartier

17. “Everyone is in love with their own ideas.” – Carl Jung

22. “Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.” – Harvey Firestone

24. “We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.” – Friedrich Nietzche

27. “If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.” – Charles Kettering

31. “New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done; 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing; 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!” – Arthur C. Clarke

35. “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” – Alfred Noble

38. “No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.” – – Winston Churchill

44. “To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, requires a lot of discipline.” — Steve Jobs

45. “An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

46. “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” – John Cage

49. “Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys.”
– Sam Walton

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Stephen

Posted on: December 15, 2010, 6:52 am Category: Uncategorized

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