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Idea

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I tried the paleo diet, which is the caveman diet - lots of meat. And I tried the calorie restriction diet: The idea is that if you eat very, very little - if you're on the verge of starvation, you will live a very long time, whether or not you want to, of course.

- A. J. Jacobs

Beginning Want

I'm starting to realize that people are beginning to want to know about me. It's a jolly strange idea.

- A. N. Wilson

Big Funding

There is not enough funding for basic sciences in India. We have to invest in a big way, and I am pushing that idea.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Music Feels

The idea of music is to liberate the listener and lead him to a frame where he feels he is elevated.

- A. R. Rahman

Motherhood Very

I grew up with that completely fictive idea of motherhood, where the mother never strayed from the kitchen. All the women in my books are very afraid that if they do anything with their minds they won't be complete women. I don't think my daughters' generation has that feeling.

- A. S. Byatt

Next Been

After 'Lindbergh,' my publisher asked whom I wanted to write about next. I said, 'There's one idea I've been carrying in my hip pocket for 35 years. It's Woodrow Wilson.'

- A. Scott Berg

Jazz Some

I'm not saying that in order to be a great jazz musician you have to be a great classical pianist first. But I am saying that it makes things easier when you can get around the instrument, and you have some idea of how to approach the various hurdles.

- Aaron Diehl

Die Like

I don't like shows that are predictable. I like it when you're shocked and you have no idea who's about to die.

- Aaron Douglas

Play Engaged

I grew up with the idea of the cyborg and the robot, but at the same time I felt this intense disconnection between the things I was engaged with and inspired by in terms of fun and play. It seemed like paintings and drawings were so static.

- Aaron Koblin

Big Weeks

The start-up life kept me busy and surfaced the problem of not being able to stay on top of my personal finances, which led me to invent Mint.com. I was working 80-hour weeks, and had done enough preliminary work and research to know I had a big idea: To make money management effortless and automated.

- Aaron Patzer

Steal About

After building most of Mint.com's prototype by myself, I talked to anyone and everyone I knew about Mint. It's counter-intuitive, because you might fear someone will steal your idea, but it's the only way to make connections, be sure you're on the right track, and provide a solution for an audience broader than yourself.

- Aaron Patzer

Learning Before

The original idea before Mint was a life and goal planning system I called Carpe Viva. The idea was that all of life's goals, from buying a house, getting an MBA, or learning Spanish could be quantified in both time and money.

- Aaron Patzer

Bad Down

I get random meetings, like, 'Ron Howard would like to sit down with you.' 'Really?' If 'Breaking Bad' hadn't happened, Ron Howard probably wouldn't want to sit down with me. Because he would have no idea who I was.

- Aaron Paul

Small Very

I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night.

- Aaron Sorkin

Express Latitude

Not all paintings are abstract; they're not all Jackson Pollock. There's value in a photograph of a man alone on a boat at sea, and there is value in painting of a man alone on a boat at sea. In the painting, the painting has more freedom to express an idea, more latitude in being able to elicit certain emotion.

- Aaron Sorkin

Book Going

I didn't follow the whole 'X-Men' story because it got too complicated. I'd pick up a comic book and have no idea what was going on.

- Aaron Stanford

Feel Your

Digital photography is, by definition, unfinished. You don't feel that after every 24 or 36 shots you have to change your film - you know you can go on for ever if you want. You can see the result immediately, and find out if your original idea is worth going on with or not, whether it can be corrected, whether it can be improved.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Woman Like

When I have an idea, I'm like a pregnant woman. I just have to deliver.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Slave Would

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

- Abraham Lincoln

Will Surrounding

Modern society has evolved to the point where we counter the old-fashioned fatalism surrounding the word 'cancer' by embracing the idea of the Uber-mind - that our will possesses nearly supernatural powers.

- Abraham Verghese

Distance Student

I've never bought this idea of taking a therapeutic distance. If I see a student or house staff cry, I take great faith in that. That's a great person; they're going to be a great doctor.

- Abraham Verghese

Going Album

I knew I was destined to do a solo album, but when I did that first album in 1978, I had no idea it was going to be that well received.

- Ace Frehley

Financial Importantly

Made with Pencils is grounded in the creativity of a few, propelled by the financial support of many, and most importantly, it's empowering generations to come. A simple idea, a heartfelt desire, and a world of possibility. A pencil, a promise, and a dream.

- Adam Braun

Charge Chased

If in 1989 I said, 'I have an idea: Bottle water and sell it. And charge more than a beer,' they would have chased me around with a giant butterfly net. The same with paying to watch a television station.

- Adam Carolla

Hire About

The idea of confidence, of the emotions of the population, is an incredibly important one in economics. John Maynard Keynes called it 'animal spirit.' And if people are feeling generally good about the future, they're more likely to spend money, to start new companies; companies are more likely to hire people, make investments.

- Adam Davidson

About Before

I was in a mountain biking accident and broke my sternum about three months before my unit was supposed to deploy to Iraq, and it's such a close-knit community that the idea of not getting to go is hugely jarring, so I tried to get put back in training and wound up injuring it worse.

- Adam Driver

College Chair

In college, my idea of a productive day was to start writing at 7 A.M. and not leave my chair until dinnertime.

- Adam Grant

Some Been

I'm still awaiting the idea of drawing comics for a living being a reality. I feel like I've been dodging work for 20 years, and at some point, I'll have to get a real job.

- Adam Hughes

Beyond Nearly

Salesforce employees are so immersed in the fervor over their offerings and their unique workplace that they are nearly incredulous to learn that few people beyond the legions of customers using Salesforce's product have the faintest idea what the company does.

- Adam Lashinsky

Doing Loathe

I absolutely loathe the idea of doing a fragrance simply as a moneymaker. Personal brand to make money? Vomit.

- Adam Levine

Sometimes Too Much

A lot of shorts spend too much time setting up the idea; sometimes they meander.

- Adam McKay

Big Will Ferrell

We, Will Ferrell and I, were approached by Sequoia, which is a big financing firm up in Palo Alto; they do a lot of Internet stuff, and they came to us and said they had an idea for a comedy site, and Will and I were sorta like, 'Yeah, we don't know. It's the Internet, we've seen it come and go.'

- Adam McKay

Love Rooms

I just love working with actors, and I love working with writers, working with designers. I feel that I am just a storyteller, and whether I am wearing the director hat or the playwright hat, it doesn't matter. And the rooms I tend to be in are pretty democratic, and the best idea wins.

- Adam Rapp

Career Brothers

'Step Brothers' itself, when I did it, I don't know if I had any idea that it would become a defining moment in my career and life like it has, and I'm really happy that that's the one that ended up being that for me.

- Adam Scott

Week Been

What could be said about 'Party Down?' So many things. It was such a good idea - a different party every week is such a slam-dunk of an idea that I couldn't believe it had not been done yet. The creators of it are my friends.

- Adam Scott

Go Sign

You have no idea the people I meet when I do these Comic-Cons. When I go sign autographs and say hello to people, I see everything!

- Adam West

Love Feel

As children, we have a tenuous idea of love; we often try to quantify it with how much we feel seen and heard.

- Adora Svitak

Love Book

I love the trilogy form. I like the idea that you can establish a character in book one. And then in the second part, you can take the characters down to their darkest point. And then in the third part, you have total freedom either to give them redemption - or just to kill them.

- Adrian McKinty

Like Very

For a long time, I was very resistant to the idea of online publication or even e-books or something like that.

- Adrian Tomine

Maybe Notorious

The Amazons were notorious for their freedom: their sexual freedom, their freedom to hunt, to be outdoors, to go to war; and the Greeks, both men and women alike, were fascinated by these stories. Maybe it was a safe way to explore the idea of women who could be equals of men.

- Adrienne Mayor

Hunger Hunger Games

Anyone who's watched 'The Hunger Games', or female archers, knows that that is an absolutely physiologically ridiculous idea.

- Adrienne Mayor

Love Your

I love market research because you really have an idea of what your consumers are looking for.

- Aerin Lauder

Beauty I Think

If you feel comfortable in what you're wearing, you'll look your best, and I think that's a really important idea. Sometimes, whether it's fashion or beauty, things are on-trend, and they look beautiful on the runway, but when I apply them to myself, it doesn't look the way it should.

- Aerin Lauder

Done Really

This idea of trying to repeat a success doesn't interest me. It's only really done to make money.

- Agnetha Faltskog

Play Will

When I go visit my mom in the retirement community where my parents live, she has a bunch of friends, and she will say, 'These neighbors I play bridge with have a son with an idea,' and it goes from there.

- Aileen Lee

Deepening Coexistence

I have a different idea of a universal. It is of a universal rich with all that is particular, rich with all the particulars there are, the deepening of each particular, the coexistence of them all.

- Aime Cesaire

Love Like

I love the idea of numerology, but I don't really believe in it. But I like thinking about what numbers convey.

- Aimee Bender

Cell Phones Part

The idea of prosthetics is a tool. Most people's cell phones are prosthetics. If you leave your cell phone at home, you feel impacted by not having it. It's an important part of your daily function and what you can do in a day.

- Aimee Mullins

How Athletics

In athletics, the idea of possibility is presumed. It's not 'if;' it's 'how.'

- Aimee Mullins

Myself Going

The only way I was going to be funny was if I was myself, and either you liked it, or you didn't. Either you got on my train, or you didn't. Freeing myself of this idea that I had to fit a certain mold was when I was able to be my funniest.

- Aisha Tyler

Through Had

It wasn't cool that I didn't comb my hair and had books and wore glasses. It was never cool be a nerd and tomboy, and these days, it really is. And I'm like, 'You guys have no idea what I went through.' How many times my mother yelled at me to comb my hair.

- AJ Lee

Reaction Sole

I have no idea what the U.S. intends to do further there and what would be the reaction of the Iraqi people. I only know that the sole option is to leave Iraq to the Iraqi people.

- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Vice Certainly

No. 1, Halliburton. Certainly, if they've overcharged they should be whacked and whacked good, but the idea that the vice president somehow is involved in this, whether they got contracts because of him, that's nonsense.

- Al D'Amato

Tell Public Policy

I know that it's probably not a good idea for a comedian, especially a satirist, to support a public policy group or a politician. This is something I learned only too well years ago when I did a fundraiser for Pol Pot. A few years later I saw 'The Killing Fields,' and I've got to tell you, I just felt like a schmuck.

- Al Franken

Video Our

My daughter, who is 7 years old - I have no idea where she learned this - she made a video where she's beat-boxing. We have no idea where the beat-boxing came from, but all of a sudden, there it was. Now we're launched into lyric sheets for every single song that is current. They're all over our house.

- Al Madrigal

Some Phenomenon

From racial profiling and being pulled over just for 'driving while black' to this new phenomenon of killing unarmed people out of some preconceived idea of fear, our lives and our children's lives are not being valued.

- Al Sharpton

Think Parody

There are a lot of songs that would ostensibly be a good candidate for parody, yet I can't think of a clever enough idea.

- Al Yankovic

Book Affect

The idea of a book that can make a change to your life, that can affect your perspective, is a beautiful and great ambition: one that Seneca, Nietzsche and Tolstoy would have sympathised with.

- Alain de Botton

Film Say

I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the way it happens in our heads; that was the idea.

- Alain Resnais

High Quality Spell

When I was in high school, I fell under the spell of that crazy idea that if you're interested in the arts, you can't be interested in science.

- Alan Alda

My Life Arkansas

It's about how you exist as a person in the world, and the idea that your work is more important than you as a person is a horrible, horrible message. I always think about a little gay boy in Wisconsin or a little lesbian in Arkansas seeing someone like me, and if I cannot be open in my life, how on earth can they?

- Alan Cumming

I Think Away

I think directing in a team is a really good idea because it stops the cult of the director as God straight away, and also you're discussing things on set so it opens it out to everyone and it becomes a totally collaborative thing. And you have someone who supports you when you're feeling a bit insecure.

- Alan Cumming

Secrets Urban

With 'Urban Secrets,' I just really liked the idea of wandering around chatting to people.

- Alan Cumming

Fridge Moved

When I moved to Los Angeles, aged 54, I printed out Winston Churchill's phrase, 'Never, never, never give up', and stuck it on my fridge. I had no idea what was going to happen, but I knew I had to keep on going.

- Alan Dale

Inside More

I liked the idea of all of humanity fitting inside a sugar cube because more than 99.9% of matter is space.

- Alan Davies

Going Very

The idea that someone is going to write me, and I'm not going to answer - I was just raised not to do that. We are the result of our upbringing, and my upbringing was very much to meet obligations... You just didn't let things go.

- Alan Furst

Middle Going

Woodstock is the only thing we have going for us in this part of the state in terms of national recognition. The idea is to extract what was good about Woodstock, repackage it, and present it to Middle America.

- Alan Gerry

Die Does

Men die but an idea does not.

- Alan Jay Lerner

Say Marxism

Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper would have called a 'World Three' structure, in that it's got immense power as an idea, but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say: 'this is Marxism'.

- Alan Moore

Couple Mystique

Part of the mystique of shows like 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' is the idea that they begin with a couple of plot lines, and then a bunch of geniuses improvise dialogue. It's not quite that unstructured and loose. It makes for a good urban myth, but everything's a little more tightly scripted and programmed than that.

- Alan Thicke

Old-Fashioned Idea

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.

- Alan Watts

Say No Limit

My parents offered me the idea of ceilinglessness. There was no limit in terms of what was possible; no messages sent to me to say that I couldn't do anything.

- Alanis Morissette

Whatsoever Strategic

I hold no candle for George Osborne whatsoever. He has no strategic skills, is a hopeless chancellor, has no idea how most people have to live and his policies are failing and hurting millions.

- Alastair Campbell

Away Fiction

We've had science fiction novels where China is dominant; we've had novels where India is dominant, and I suppose it's all about getting away from that cliched old tired idea that the future belongs to the West.

- Alastair Reynolds

Behind Defending

The idea behind 'Defending Your Life': Imagine if you had to sit in a courtroom and watch your life. I don't care who you are - if you committed a crime and you had to have all of your emails searched and made public, who on this planet could survive that? Nobody.

- Albert Brooks

I Think Here

I don't know; I guess they'll never make another 'Nemo.' I see they're making another 'Monsters, Inc.' I had a wonderful idea for them. I swear to God, I think there could be a great sequel to 'Nemo' where the fish never will leave home. He just won't leave. 'Getting Rid of Nemo.' Right, 'You're 30 years old! Get out of here!'

- Albert Brooks

United States United

I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.

- Alec Baldwin

Very Needed

Often in films, you have no idea where you're going to be six months from now. And I grew very weary of that. And television, although it wasn't necessarily as creatively diverse as filmmaking can be, it was the lifestyle choice that I needed to make.

- Alec Baldwin

Will Wet

Do you know the phrase, 'The word 'water' will not wet you?' It's one thing to write down an idea and another thing entirely to execute it.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Fired Sure

My idea for Gucci was crazy, but that's the only idea I had. I was sure I'd be fired after the first show.

- Alessandro Michele

Back Musical Comedy

The idea of a musical comedy was something we had had in mind for many years, but the project 'Igudesman & Joo: A Little Nightmare Music' has a history that goes back five years. I can say that this is the most successful project that we have ever done.

- Aleksey Igudesman

Obsessed Existing

I'm obsessed with trompe l'oeil - the idea of something that is existing and is not existing.

- Alessandro Michele

More Oldest

The idea that a man should be wearing something different and more eccentric is obviously the oldest idea on earth.

- Alessandro Michele

Surreal Shows

The idea of my fashion shows is that you can't understand where you are; it's something surreal.

- Alessandro Michele

Health Will

If I have my health I can carry on. There will be a point when I do quit but I have absolutely no idea when that is.

- Alex Ferguson

Some Increasingly

Why do we even need WikiLeaks? They're not the only organization that publishes leaks. And they don't have some special technology that allows them to post on the Internet with mirrored sites. The idea of WikiLeaks lives on, but as an organization, it's become increasingly irrelevant.

- Alex Gibney

Small Doing

Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I'm not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party.

- Alex Kapranos

Planet Will

The day we dispose of the idea of disposability will be a great one for the planet.

- Alex Shoumatoff

Reach Lasts

I usually sit around with the guitar in reach and grab it when I get an idea. Sometimes it lasts five minutes, and sometimes it lasts all day.

- Alex Turner

Talent Proportional

The idea that talent is directly proportional to your trophy cabinet is one I oppose.

- Alex Turner

Seed By The Time

When I was planning LearnVest, everyone told me I had to talk to Ann Kaplan, one of the first female partners at Goldman Sachs. Within five minutes of our meeting, she totally got the idea - and by the time I left, she was a seed investor.

- Alexa Von Tobel

Doing Away

Well people often ask me how I felt growing up with a father who was a politician and who was often away. But when I'm asked that question I often reflect on my inability really to be able to answer it in any relative sense because I never grew up with a father doing anything else. So I just have no idea what it would be like otherwise.

- Alexander Downer

However Vocal

Such a chimerical idea as telegraphing vocal sounds would indeed, to most minds, seem scarcely feasible enough to spend time in working over. I believe, however, that it is feasible and that I have got the cue to the solution of the problem.

- Alexander Graham Bell

Woman Plight

It's not my vision when I cover a woman's face with a chador. I got the idea from a 'National Geographic' photo. I'm just showing their plight in the world.

- Alexander McQueen

Like Area

I like the idea of infiltrating an area that is not really exposed to me or my work.

- Alexander McQueen

Asking Some

I've had a few embarrassing moments in restaurants. I tried to order a quesadilla, and I totally mispronounced the word. And another time, I asked for some toast with Marmite, and they had no idea what I was asking for!

- Alexandra Adornetto

Magic Kid

I hate the idea of any kid missing out on the magic of reading.

- Alexandra Adornetto

Small Having

People are fascinated with eternal life and physical power - the idea of having no vulnerability. We all feel small and powerless in the world at times, so the temptation to be a vampire is compelling.

- Alexandra Cassavetes

Like Part

I went to an all-girls school for part of high school, and the idea of boys was amazing to me; like, all I ever wanted to do was kiss boys and be around boys.

- Alexandra Daddario

Feel Been

For me, writing is really an agony. I feel as if I have a huge, luminous idea that has the potential to be really profound, and then when I set it down on paper, I find the power of the idea has been hugely weakened in the process of transmission.

- Alexandra Fuller