82 Best Quotes about Thought

Thought Quote of the Day

As a lobbyist, I thought it only natural and right that my clients should reward those members who saved them such substantial sums with generous contributions. This quid pro quo became one of hallmarks of our lobbying efforts. - Jack Abramoff, Criminal

Our thoughts make us great and respectable. There is a huge collection of thought quotes that bring out the significance of this mental process in our life as well as that of others. A simple thought can bring a whole world of change in someone’s life. On the other hand, negative thinking can cause pain and unhappiness. This is the reason why we must always try to have positivity and a clear mind when thinking.

Our actions and decisions need to be governed by our clear thoughts. That way, we can ensure to have positive impact on our life and also that of others. If each one of us strives to have a positive mind all the time, the world will become a perfect place to live. There will be no oppression, injustice, hatred and envy. Reading thought quotes may help us in this regard. We must try to rise above negativity and all mean things by putting our thoughts in the right direction. A beautiful mind will always bring positive change and think for the welfare and happiness of entire humankind.

Armstrong described the lunar surface as 'beautiful.' I thought to myself, 'It's not really beautiful. It's magnificent that we're here, but what a desolate place we are visiting.' - Buzz Aldrin , Astronaut

I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films. - Paul Auster, Author

Life Quotes

For me, for the type of addict I am, when I start getting those swirly thoughts and stuff, and they talk about slippery places, slippery people and slippery things, you know, I need to - I needed to take my cell phone and eliminate all the phone numbers, change the phone numbers so no one I knew before could call me or reach me. - Daniel Baldwin, Actor

Change Quotes


When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true. - Barkhad Abdi, Somali Actor

American Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Work Quotes

It is inexcusable that the richest country in the world does not take care of all of its people. We don't consider ourselves idealistic; we're thoughtfully trying to make a beautiful health care model. - Patch Adams, Author

Health Quotes, Rich Quotes

I never thought a role model should be negative. - Michael Jordan

At its best, Purple Ronnie puts little thoughts out there, on very high-volume selling items, that people use to make very personal connections with one another. And I'm actually very proud of that. - Giles Andreae, Artist

Selling Quotes, Connections Quotes

When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school. - Gregg Allman, Musician

I thought I'd be edgy and dye my hair red. And I dyed my hair, like, Jessica Rabbit red. It kind of allowed me to have this whole new confidence and this whole new swagger and this whole new sense of self. It kind of brought out the inner rock star in me. I had never dyed my hair like that, and no one forgot me after that. - Candice Accola, Actress

Confidence Quotes

When I got out of high school, I thought, 'I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school.' More than 40 years later, I figure it's finally time to write about this crazy journey that's taken me around the world and back. - Gregg Allman, Musician

Time Quotes

When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens. - Michael Badnarik, Politician

Children Quotes, Education Quotes, Anger Quotes, Control Quotes, Influence Quotes

My father probably thought the capital of the world was wherever he was at the time. It couldn't possibly be anyplace else. Where he and his wife were in their own home, that, for them, was the capital of the world. - Bob Dylan, Musician

Time Quotes

Untested assumptions and lazy habits of thought can be shown up, once put in a spotlight of a different hue. - Julian Baggini, Author

Habit Quotes

In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions. - Ray Stannard Baker, Journalist

Great Quotes, Beginning Quotes, Encouragement Quotes, Giving Quotes

I mean, it's a bit of a double-edged sword being a celebrity and being an actor as I'm sure you know. Your public laundry is constantly aired out and I thought that maybe I could do some good. - Daniel Baldwin, Actor

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it. - Mahatma Gandhi

Goal Quotes, Nonviolence Quotes

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver. - Fernando Alonso, Driver

Time Quotes, Destiny Quotes

The thing that I've learned is that there really is no joy, and nothing ever good is going to come from negativity. Those are thoughts that, even if you were presenting an honest version of yourself, there's just no point in sharing. - Stephen Amell, Actor

Sharing Quotes

I have never thought of winning an Oscar. Rather, I never thought I would get the Padma Shri. I think God has been kind to me. I think getting Oscar award is not too far away. - Vidya Balan, Actress

God Quotes, Winning Quotes

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. - Albert Camus, French Philosopher

Hope Quotes

I thought, 'My God, I'm gonna make $15,000 a week for 13 weeks.' What would I do with that kind of money? You know, I had never seen anything like that before in my life. - Daniel Baldwin, Actor

Life Quotes, God Quotes, Money Quotes

I made more money yesterday than I ever thought I'd make in an entire lifetime. But it's like somebody's going to take it all away from me and I'll be back in Texas, installing them damned irrigation wells. I didn't like that when I was sixteen. And I know I wouldn't like it when I'm eighty. - Jimmy Dean

Life Quotes, Money Quotes

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. - Lord Byron, Poet

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Freedom Quotes, Men Quotes

I like it in Manchester. I thought it was going to be much colder, but it is not too bad. And my wife and son are happy here, too. - Sergio Aguero, Athlete

For me, each game is a new challenge, which has to be dealt with rationally and systematically. At that time, every other thought fades into oblivion. - Viswanathan Anand, Celebrity

Challenge Quotes, Time Quotes

Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world. - Matthew Arnold , Poet

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since. - Abigail Adams, American First Lady

Knowledge Quotes

The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job. - Ronald Reagan, President

The story about GE that hasn't been told is the value of an informal place. I think it's a big thought. I don't think people have ever figured out that being informal is a big deal. - Jack Welch

The movies that I did in the '80s were either good or bad, but I never was oppressed with any feeling - I mean, I thought it was ridiculous to play high school or college students when I was 30. But at the same time, that was really done then. - Curtis Armstrong , Actor

Time Quotes, Feeling Quotes

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

Rap is something you can just throw on the skillet and fry up real quick. That's how it comes to me, my train of thought. It's like getting dressed - I don't have to sit down and stare at clothes, I just pick what I like and put it on. But rock, you gotta put it in the oven and let it bake. - B.o.B, Musician

Skill Quotes

For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour. - Lord Byron, Poet

Life Quotes

To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Power Quotes

Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Truth Quotes

I woke up one day and thought: 'I want to write a book about the history of my body.' I could justify talking about my mother because it was in her body that my body began. - Paul Auster, Author

History Quotes

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. - Abraham Lincoln, American President

Life Quotes, Luck Quotes, Mind Quotes

It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done. - Matthew Arnold , Poet

Love Quotes, Spring Quotes

It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought. - Scipio Africanus, Soldier

Some people keep God in a Sunday morning box and say, 'Hey, I did my religious duty.' That's fine, but the scripture says to pray without ceasing. And I think that means all through the day you're talking to God. Even if it's in your thoughts. - Joel Osteen

God Quotes, Religious Quotes

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought. - Pablo Picasso

I know some people might think it odd - unworthy even - for me to have written a cookbook, but I make no apologies. The U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins thought I had demeaned myself by writing poetry for Hallmark Cards, but I am the people's poet so I write for the people. - Maya Angelou, Poet

Apology Quotes, Poetry Quotes, Worth Quotes

I learned to canoe at summer camp and thought I'd pursue Olympic whitewater canoeing. In my senior year of high school, I instead decided to attend M.I.T. I like to say I've had only two jobs in my life: whitewater canoeing instructor and wilderness guide in college, and C.E.O. of iRobot. - Colin Angle, Businessman

Life Quotes

I like all kinds of comedy. I like comedy that doesn't talk about real beliefs or serious thoughts, but then I also like the stuff that does. I think it just depends. It's a completely personal choice. - Maria Bamford

Belief Quotes, Choice Quotes

I have always thought beach weddings are beautiful. A sunset ceremony with a beautiful sky, white drapes and fire lanterns. - Ricky Whittle

Ceremony Quotes

Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists. - Henri Frederic Amiel, Philosopher

I thought boxes were the best toy. When my parents got a new car, I ran to my mother and said, 'Did it come in a box?' - Colin Angle, Businessman

Parents Quotes

I hope I'm thought of as not just a showbiz personality, but as someone who has lived a life and who has hopefully made a contribution to something along the way - someone who is a human being as well as an actress. - Lauren Bacall, Actress

Life Quotes, Hope Quotes, Personality Quotes

When I was a child, I thought I was going to be a paleontologist because I loved dinosaurs. I loved monster movies and sci-fi, and then 'Star Wars' came out, and I was completely out of my mind with that, with 'Close Encounters,' and then I thought maybe I was going to go into special effects makeup, which I thought was awesome. - Dee Bradley Baker, Actor

Love Quotes, Mind Quotes

5 Top quotes about Thought by Thomas Carlyle

The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Life Quotes, Guilt Quotes, Heart Quotes

The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Action Quotes

Thought is the parent of the deed. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows, in man after man, generation after generation, - till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Lying Quotes

5 Famous quotes about Thought by Theodor Adorno

True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

Because thought has by now been perverted into the solving of assigned problems, even what is not assigned is processed like a problem. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

Problems Quotes

A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

Truth Quotes, Happiness Quotes

Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

Logic Quotes

Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

Emotion Quotes

8 Popular quotes about Thought by Steven Wright

In a lot of ways, success is much harder than I thought it would be. I figured that you'd get here and then everything would be happily ever after. But, it's hard work, almost harder once you're successful because you've got to maintain it. - Steven Wright , Comedian

Success Quotes, Hard Work Quotes

I feel very lucky to make a living from my imagination; I'm very grateful for that. I like that what I do is create. I'm feeling very lucky to have had the career I had. It's gone much longer and bigger than I ever thought it would be. - Steven Wright , Comedian

Imagination Quotes, Luck Quotes, Feeling Quotes

I always thought Johnny Carson was just brilliant, and I used to watch him and all the comics that would be on the show every night - and I'd dream about it being me. - Steven Wright , Comedian

I didn't tell any of my friends that I wanted to be a comedian, because I was superstitious. I thought if I told people, it wouldn't happen. So I kept it all in my head for years and years. - Steven Wright , Comedian

I never even thought of myself as deadpan until someone wrote an article about me about a year after I was doing comedy. There was a paper called the 'Boston Phoenix,' and someone wrote a description of what I was doing and that's where I first saw 'deadpan.' - Steven Wright , Comedian

I thought I would be a guy on the radio. - Steven Wright , Comedian

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything. - Steven Wright , Comedian

If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny. - Steven Wright , Comedian

Worth Quotes

6 Amazing quotes about Thought by Scott Aukerman

When I was younger, I definitely had more of a dream, as they say on 'American Idol,' that I would have my own show. I always thought that that was something that would happen, that eventually I would just get my own show because anyone who wants their own show should get their own show. - Scott Aukerman, Writer

American Quotes

My partner, Jeff Ullrich, and I always thought Earwolf was going to be big. There were a couple of studies before we launched saying podcasts were going to really grow. But I remember so many conversations at the beginning where people would say, 'How are you going to make money with this?' - Scott Aukerman, Writer

Rich Quotes, Beginning Quotes, Money Quotes

I grew up loving David Letterman and Pee-wee Herman, but as far as live performance comedy, all I knew were the Jerry Seinfeld-type comedians of the world, and that's what I thought live performance comedy was all about. - Scott Aukerman, Writer

Performance Quotes

At the end of Season Four of 'Mr. Show,' instead of doing another season, everyone just thought they wanted to go and do a movie. Kind of like Monty Python. Monty Python went right into 'And Now For Something Completely Different,' and everyone kind of compared 'Mr. Show' to Monty Python. - Scott Aukerman, Writer

I was a standup comic, which doesn't necessarily mean you interact with people all that much. In fact when I did shows, I wouldn't talk to the audience very much. Then my friend offered me a radio show, and I thought, you know, I'll try talking to people and see what kind of interviewer I was. - Scott Aukerman, Writer

The podcast was kind of an afterthought, because I was just excited about being on the radio. Then I found that the podcast listenership is some 20 times what people are listening to on the radio. - Scott Aukerman, Writer

Time Quotes, Listening Quotes

4 Awesome quotes about Thought by Samuel Butler

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity? - Samuel Butler, Poet

Marriage Quotes, Heaven Quotes

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought. - Samuel Butler, Poet

It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us. - Samuel Butler, Poet

Action Quotes, Spring Quotes

People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable. - Samuel Butler, Poet

Clever Quotes

4 Best quotes about Thought by Saint Teresa of Avila

Discontent with this world gives such a painful longing to quit it that, if the heart finds comfort, it is solely from the thought that God wishes it to remain here in banishment. - Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint

God Quotes, Pain Quotes, Heart Quotes

Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love. - Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint

Love Quotes, Prayer Quotes

I have often thought with wonder of the great goodness of God; and my soul has rejoiced in the contemplation of His great magnificence and mercy. May He be blessed for ever! For I see clearly that He has not omitted to reward me, even in this life, for every one of my good desires. - Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint

Life Quotes, God Quotes, Great Quotes, Desire Quotes, Wonder Quotes

I thought of the soul as resembling a castle, formed of a single diamond or a very transparent crystal, and containing many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions. - Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint

Heaven Quotes