Notion Quotes

"The notion that fantasy is only for the immatu...

"The notion that fantasy is only for the immature rises from an obstinate misunderstanding of both maturity and the imagination." - Ursula K. Le Guin
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β€œThe more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that y...

β€œThe more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure....you are above everything distressing.”― Spinoza
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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your though...

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." --Marcus Aurelius
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β€œChristmas: the notion that the longest, coldest, darkest nights of the year can be th...

β€œChristmas: the notion that the longest, coldest, darkest nights of the year can be the warmest and the brightest. And when we all agree to support us in that insanity, something even crazier happens- it becomes true. Works every year, like clockwork.” -Abed Nadir
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"The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way ...

"The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" - Issac Asimov 1980
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There are many humorous things in the world;...

There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages -- Mark Twain
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β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 01
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"The world is full of people whose notion...

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past." β€” Robertson Davies
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 22
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Never underestimate the power of Dreams and the Influence of the H...

Never underestimate the power of Dreams and the Influence of the Human Spirit. We are all the same in this notion : The Potential for Greatness lives within Each of us -- Wilma Rudolph the Olympic Champion
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 15
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β€œThere is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The st...

β€œThere is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread...nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” - Isaac Asimov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 13
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I clung to my notion, ill defined though it was, that a serious study of any important body of hu...

I clung to my notion, ill defined though it was, that a serious study of any important body of human knowledge... if undertaken with a critical but not a cruel mind, would in the end yield some secret, some valuable permanent insight, into the nature of life and the true end of man. β€”Fifth Business
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 12
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"It's the job of the writer in America to say, 'Fuck you, God, fuck you and the Old T...

"It's the job of the writer in America to say, 'Fuck you, God, fuck you and the Old Testament you rode in on, fuck you.' The job of the writer is to kiss no ass, no matter how big and holy and white and tempting and powerful." -Ken Kesey, Sometimes A Great Notion
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 28
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Our notions of happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness ca...

Our notions of happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form. Thich Nhat Hanh
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"You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the univers...

"You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding." - Terence McKenna
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"they worried that I spent too much time alone, clinging to ...

"they worried that I spent too much time alone, clinging to the notion that socializing was therapeutic. So was electroshock, I reminded them." Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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"We keep thinking of deity as a kind of fact, somewhere; God as a fa...

"We keep thinking of deity as a kind of fact, somewhere; God as a fact. God is simply our own notion of something that is symbolic of transcendence and mystery. The mystery is what’s important." - Joseph Campbell
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"No matter what you do, the tides of time will wash away your sand castle...

"No matter what you do, the tides of time will wash away your sand castle. So there's no sense in reaching for some foolhardy notion of immortality when there is real work to be done, with real people, right now." -John Green
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β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 13
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"Even though death feels like a distant notion, it's a...

"Even though death feels like a distant notion, it's always near us. When we become aware of its existance, it's already standing next to us... And we can't escape it."
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"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this no...

"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any." β€” Russell Baker
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β€œThe word 'translation' comes, etymologically, from the Latin for 'bearing across'. Having be...

β€œThe word 'translation' comes, etymologically, from the Latin for 'bearing across'. Having been borne across the world, we are translated men. It is normally supposed that something always gets lost in translation; I cling, obstinately to the notion that something can also be gained.”
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 04
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"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong abou...

"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time." β€” George Bernard Shaw
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 05
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"There are many humorous things in the worl...

"There are many humorous things in the world, among them the white men's notion that he is less savage than other savages." -- Mark Twain
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"The best thing you can do for the world right now is...

"The best thing you can do for the world right now is reacquaint people with the notion that they are in fact obligated to explain what they're doing." ~ Nom Chompsky
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"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." --Isaac Asmiov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 17
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"Value is a relative notion: What c...

"Value is a relative notion: What could be significant to you, may be meaningless to me" - Izo from Blade Runner
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β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 06
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"I have no notion of loving people by ha...

"I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature. My attachments are always excessively strong." - Jane Austen
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There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-i...

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that β€œmy ignorance is just as good as your knowledge”
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 03
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"If you are willing to let go of the unrealistic notion that you...

"If you are willing to let go of the unrealistic notion that your concepts of truth, justice, and fairness are shared by everyone, much of your resentment and frustration will vanish." -David D. Burns
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"The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its wa...

"The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'"-Isaac Asimov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 11
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"There is nothing I would not do for those who are re...

"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." -Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
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"In a world that isn't already ideal, one must be willing to shuck and jive for a good cau...

"In a world that isn't already ideal, one must be willing to shuck and jive for a good cause -- Chaplin, King, Gandhi, Monroe, etc.. The problem begins when people lose sight of the notion that you're entitled to anything else." ~ Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 28
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"If you start with the positive, it gives the viewer the notion that yo...

"If you start with the positive, it gives the viewer the notion that you have a level head. You're not just there to bash this thing. You're not just a person who goes and sits there and is a "critic". - Chris Stuckmann
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"Sit down before fact as a little child, be ...

"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion... or you shall learn nothing." - Thomas H. Huxley
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"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through...

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 06
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β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov
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"The notion of "The Soul" can be described to be a comple...

"The notion of "The Soul" can be described to be a complex arrangements of random actions not affected by external forces which, by definition, is completely unpredictable." -DS
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β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

β€œAnti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov
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"The notion that animals are wholly other from humans,...

"The notion that animals are wholly other from humans, despite our common ancestry, is more irrational than the notion that they are like us." -Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoug...

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." Marcus Aurelius
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 23
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"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this n...

"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any."-Russell Baker
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"All plants should be declared legal, and all anima...

"All plants should be declared legal, and all animals for that matter. The notion of illegal plants and animals is obnoxious and ridiculous." - Terence McKenna
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"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" - Isaac Asimov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
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We are social creatures to the inmost centre of our being. The notion that one can be...

We are social creatures to the inmost centre of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong. -Karl Popper, philosopher and a professor (28 Jul 1902-1994)
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"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way thro...

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by a false notion that democracy means my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." Isaac Asimov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 08
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