Calvin Coolidge
The chief ideal of the American people is idealism.

Honore de Balzac
Ideas consume the ages as passions consume men. When man is cured, humanity may possibly cure itself.

Jane Austin
I can recollect nothing more to say at present; perhaps breakfast may assist my ideas. I was deceived — my breakfast supplied only two ideas — that the rolls were good and the butter bad.

Matthew Arnold
There is the world of ideas and there is the world of practice; the French are often for suppressing the one and the English the other; but neither is to be suppressed.

Ray Bradbury
I just can’t imagine being in a world and not being fascinated with what ideas are doing to us.

Ray Bradbury
That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.

Samuel Butler
[Ideas] are like shadows — substantial enough until we try to grasp them.

Samuel Butler
Every new idea has something of the pain and peril of childbirth about it; ideas are just as mortal and just as immortal as organized beings are.

Samuel Butler
Ideas and opinions, like living organisms, have a normal rate of growth which cannot be either checked or forced beyond a certain point