Thought & Thinking Quotes (5716 Quotes)


    When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.




    Changing Speeds While most Americans savor their last days of summer, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats are gearing up to ask John Roberts tough questions about his judicial philosophy at his confirmation hearing next week. We need to be sure this institution is in the mainstream of American thinking, ... What we need to do is ask the obvious questions.


    He was strumming the guitar but he wouldn't sing, ... And he said, 'I'm waiting for June to get my nerve up.' I thought, 'How is Johnny Cash waiting for anybody to get his nerve up' But he really needed her. ... They both were incomplete in some ways and when they were brought together, they felt completed.

    A conductor, in giving a faithful reproduction and exact translation of the written notes, can re-create the thought and emotion of an unknown person-the composer-which can sometimes be a transfiguring experience.


    Life is fury, he'd thought. Fury sexual, Oedipal, political, magical, brutal drives us to our finest heights and coarsest depths. Out of furia comes creation, inspiration, originality, passion, but also violence, pain, pure unafraid destruction, the giving and receiving of blows from which we never recover. The Furies pursue us Shiva dances his furious dance to create and also to destroy. But never mind about gods Sara ranting at him represented the human spirit in its purest, least socialized form. This is what we are, what we civilize ourselves to disguise the terrifying human animal in us, the exalted, transcendent, self-destructive, untramelled lord of creation.


    It's a very difficult situation. You don't want to cause problems between families, but I don't understand the thinking that someone should be highly elevated from someone else. What is to be gained


    To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.


    It was me and Tom Watson against him and Mike Weir, ... The whole day, Jack was needling me. If I hit a bad shot, left a putt short, whatever. He'd say, 'Yeah, my mother would have done it like that.' And I was thinking, 'Did he just say something about me' I felt like a pin cushion out there.



    People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.



    Mike had been at a roast the night before, and he got on a red-eye and flew all night. He came over to my house, and the three of us sat and talked. Even though I was dead-set against returning, Mike convinced me otherwise. He said, 'I know what you're thinking. I know you're disappointed. But here's why you're needed and why we really want you to come back.' I have to admit, it was pretty persuasive.

    The underlying premise of why we're seeing all of these warnings is a slowing economic cycle. The analysts didn't foresee that growth would slow down as much as they thought.

    The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.

    I'm going to make this announcement because our budget director is on vacation he's out of town, ... I was thinking, too, when I was on this stage, why not make a change I'm not even going to call the budget director or call the staffers and see whether or not we can afford it. We're not going to just double the funding, I'm going to increase it tenfold.


    If I just do it, it will take less time than telling someone what I'm thinking, and have them free associate, and then come back to me and I'll hate it and I'll have to redo it.

    Ron's not the most talkative person, ... You always wonder what he's thinking. But he always had a way of letting me know, telling me things he probably wouldn't tell other people. I've always felt indebted to him for obvious reasons and I saw something in myself that it didn't always seem like other people did. For someone to believe in me and give me a chance, he took a big gamble.


    All the changes that were made I thought were good things. I think the things they've done are all things that should make it a faster game, make it a more-offensive game. Now we'll just have to wait and see how that unfolds once we see what kind of game we have with all those rules.

    Though earth is one, the plants vary depending on the seeds sown. The womb of mother symbolizes mother earth. As is the seed of thought sown in it, so is the fruit it yields.



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