75 Best Quotes about Thinking

Thinking Quote of the Day

The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even before he's out of the cradle. - James Dean

The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Life Quotes, American Quotes

As for my own views, they've of course evolved over the years. This conception of 'renouncing beliefs' is very odd, as if we're in some kind of religious cult. I 'renounce beliefs' practically every time I think about the topics or find out what someone else is thinking. - Noam Chomsky

Time Quotes, Belief Quotes, Religious Quotes


Thinking you've had depression makes about as much sense as thinking you've been run over by a bus. Trust me - you know when you've got depression. - Giles Andreae, Artist

Trust Quotes

'Boneless,' even though we were thinking about servicing it to radio, it made more sense putting a vocal on there. This was actually the first time that I really looked at doing a song for radio and kind of let go of some control and listened to a lot of different radio pluggers and had Ultra come in and help out with ideas. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Help Quotes, Time Quotes, Control Quotes, Ideas Quotes

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. - Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader

Action Quotes, Time Quotes

Learning to fly an airplane taught me a way of thinking, an approach to problem-solving that was applicable and effective. Pilots are very methodical and meticulous, and artists tend not to be. - Chris Carter

Learning Quotes, Problem Solving Quotes

I've got a transcendental way of thinking about things. I've got a galactic self. - B.o.B, Musician

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. - Deepak Chopra

Death Quotes, Language Quotes

Hip-hop is the people. What the people are moving toward is what hip-hop is. I think people are moving toward a freer way of thinking. Openness. - Erykah Badu, Musician

Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier. - Dalai Lama, Leader

Mind Quotes

Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something. - Laurie Anderson, Musician

Art Quotes, Writers Quotes

To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Reality Quotes, Mind Quotes

As partisans of our own way of life, we cannot help thinking in a partisan manner. - Gordon W. Allport, Psychologist

Life Quotes, Help Quotes

I don't sit around thinking that I'd like to have another husband; only another man would make me think that way. - Lauren Bacall, Actress

I can't tell you how many people would say to me as a teenager, 'Why don't you grow up and start thinking about getting a real job?' - Rick Baker, Inventor

I remember being taught in school that you would underline things that you liked. I remember just underlining everything as a kid, thinking, 'This has all gotta be important!' I would just underline the whole thing! - Paul Thomas Anderson, Director

Important Quotes

I'm living in the present, thinking about the past, hoping for the future. - Paul Auster, Author

Future Quotes

'3:10 to Yuma' was one that I just kept on talking and thinking about after reading it. And I think the reason is because, like in most Westerns, you have the very clear-cut bad-guy/good-guy, however, as the movie progresses, you kind of see that it's a very fine line that divides these two. - Christian Bale, Actor

I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains. - Lord Byron, Poet

Help Quotes, Humanity Quotes, Evil Quotes, Hell Quotes

The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in, 'I can't think of anything to give you, but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward, I was like, 'What were you thinking, idiot?' - Jensen Ackles, Actor

Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy. - Wayne Dyer , Psychologist

Worth Quotes

It's funny because when I got 'Jarhead' and 'Avatar' and all those movies, 'Leprechaun' still to this day airs on BET. I was thinking, 'Will they just let it go? I finally have a body of work that can speak much better to what I can do than just Leprechaun.' - Laz Alonso, Actor

Work Quotes

I make a film - and once I've made it, everyone comes along and says 'Ah! This is a film that's political, or social' , or whatever. But I'm not telling the story that they see. I made a film, told a story, but I wasn't thinking about exactly what it all meant. - Dario Argento , Director

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. - Matthew Arnold , Poet

Age Quotes, Common Sense Quotes

A lot of work and thinking goes into my DJing. I want the entire night to progress seamlessly and when I have to adapt the energy on the fly for the crowd on any given night, I can do so with harmonic mixes that I've practiced over and over again. I am far from the only DJ that does this and it's something I take pride in being able to do. - Avicii, Swedish Musician

Work Quotes, Energy Quotes, Practice Quotes, Pride Quotes

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together. - Alvar Aalto, Finnish Architect

Life Quotes, Art Quotes, Harmony Quotes, Material Quotes

The worst thing is always thinking of titles for records, with some reason behind them, and she just came out with the word, which she thought was a good word, a hard word, and since then we've sort of attached loads of meaning to it. - Emma Anderson, Musician

Thought Quotes

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Worry Quotes, Planning Quotes

I'd met Dr Dre, he was thinking about his next album, we talked a little and he said, 'Let me give you some of these loops and see what you come up with'. - Burt Bacharach, Composer

Being a woman in a male-dominated industry, you are so afraid of people thinking you are weak. - Erin Andrews, Journalist

The music is the last thing I'm thinking about right now, in order of what's important. - Burt Bacharach, Composer

Important Quotes, Music Quotes

Let your performance do the thinking. - Charlotte Bronte, Novelist

Performance Quotes

I do feel fortunate to have some knowledge of the great Latin American writers, including some that are probably not that well known in English. I'm thinking of Jose Maria Arguedas, whom I read when I was living in Lima, and who really impacted the way I viewed my country. - Daniel Alarcon , Author

American Quotes, Great Quotes, Knowledge Quotes, Writers Quotes

Writers are socially observant. We find people endlessly fascinating, and real life is mysterious. Sometimes it's hard to stop staring at the strut and squawk of my fellow man. They can be quite inspiring. Sometimes it's hard to stop talking to them to see what in the world they're thinking. - Julianna Baggott, Novelist

Life Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, Writers Quotes

I was thinking about working with Lady Gaga, not 'Born This Way' but more her old stuff that she did with RedOne from her first album. I think that would be really fun - a cool combination. - Afrojack, Dutch Musician

Fun Quotes, Work Quotes

Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass - Ron Jaworski

Success Quotes, Education Quotes, Business Quotes, Positive Thinking Quotes

Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking. - Idi Amin, Statesman

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. - Albert Camus, French Philosopher

Death Quotes, Habit Quotes

When I'm at a show, I'm there to have fun. Let's just not care for a moment. So this cake in your face is to make you lose your mind. And it's not about caring about whatever you are wearing and caring what other people are thinking about you. Out of the context, I'm trying to develop something else. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Mind Quotes

Thinking is not enough. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience - any... thing. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

Wisdom Quotes, Experience Quotes

You have to let individuals make their own choices and respect that, even if it's your own child. And that's what was taken away from me. My father passed away thinking I still had to go back to his way of believing. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Dutch Politician

Choice Quotes, Respect Quotes

Woodworking requires a completely different kind of thinking and problem-solving ability than writing. With writing, you take a set of facts and ideas, and you reason your way forward to a story that pulls them together. With woodworking, you start with an end product in mind, and reason your way backward to the raw wood. - Joshua Foer

Work Quotes, Ability Quotes, Facts Quotes, Ideas Quotes, Mind Quotes, Problem Solving Quotes

In the organization of any major sporting event or the planning of a building, long-term thinking is key. - Richard Attias, Businessman

Planning Quotes

A girl's got to be fun. It's the one bit of advice I always give to friends of mine who are thinking of getting married. - Eric Bana

Advice Quotes

I don't care what right-wing white people are thinking. - Bill Cosby, American Comedian

It isn't that I was born thinking I had to be president. I'm getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don't believe this is a rash decision. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Decision Quotes, Encouragement Quotes

God flourished my ministry and my career of creative thinking, communicating and writing back 50 years. - Robert H. Schuller, Clergyman

I was thinking about the women of Pakistan, those who are not allowed to get education, those who are not allowed to do whatever they want to do in their life. I hope that the families will understand that the contribution of women is important and can be more powerful for building a greater country. - Samina Baig, Athlete

Education Quotes, Life Quotes, Great Quotes, Important Quotes, Hope Quotes, Women Quotes, Power Quotes

A man writing a letter is a man in the act of thinking, and it was an exercise Reagan obviously enjoyed. After his first meeting with Gorbachev, for example, he sent a 'Dear Murph' letter about it to his old friend George Murphy, a former senator and actor who had once played Reagan's father in a film. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Exercise Quotes

4 Top quotes about Thinking by Steven Wright

I need one of those baby monitors from my subconscious to my consciousness so I can know what the hell I'm really thinking about. - Steven Wright , Comedian

Hell Quotes

I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they wouldn't have to go so fast. - Steven Wright , Comedian

I've been thinking of humorous things since I was... I can't remember when. All the way through elementary school, all the way through junior high, all the way through high school, through college and after college, I was thinking of the same kinds of things that I say in front of an audience now. - Steven Wright , Comedian

Humor Quotes

When I was on TV in the '80s, I wasn't thinking, 'There's a 10-year-old kid watching this and in 15 years, he's gonna be doing stuff that was influenced by me.' I was trying to get my five minutes together. So now that those people are comedians and they're influenced by me - it's bizarre. - Steven Wright , Comedian

Influence Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Thinking by Richard Dawkins

I think that people in the Bible Belt are far less monolithically religious than many people imagine. There are lots and lots of people who are free-thinking, secularists, or atheists in the so-called Bible Belt. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Religious Quotes

But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Appreciation Quotes, Experience Quotes, Wonder Quotes, History Quotes, Ideas Quotes, Science Quotes

I mean I think that when you've got a big brain, when you find yourself planted in a world with a brain big enough to understand quite a lot of what you see around you, but not everything, you naturally fall to thinking about the deep mysteries. Where do we come from? Where does the world come from? Where does the universe come from? - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Change Quotes

5 Popular quotes about Thinking by David Antin

I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus. - David Antin , Poet

Business Quotes, Help Quotes

I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton. - David Antin , Poet

Thought Quotes

I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand. - David Antin , Poet

I'm standing up thinking. Anybody who wants to listen is welcome. If not, I'm happy to see them go. - David Antin , Poet

My way of thinking is very particular and concrete. It doesn't follow a continuous path. - David Antin , Poet

5 Amazing quotes about Thinking by Bill Gates

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Success Quotes

Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe ten percent to business thinking. Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Business Quotes

The intersection of law, politics, and technology is going to force a lot of good thinking. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Technology Quotes, Law Quotes, Politics Quotes

The only thing I understand deeply, because in my teens I was thinking about it, and every year of my life, is software. So I'll never be hands-on on anything except software. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Life Quotes

I remember thinking quite logically that I didn't want to spoil my children with wealth and so that I would create a foundation, but not knowing exactly what it would focus on. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Children Quotes, Wealth Quotes, Logic Quotes

7 Awesome quotes about Thinking by Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Age Quotes, Habit Quotes, Mind Quotes

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Habit Quotes

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Problems Quotes

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Problems Quotes

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Change Quotes, Power Quotes

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Science Quotes

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist