New ideas pass through three periods:..

New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!

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A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Any
Because
Clergy
Fanaticism
Good
Good Idea
Hereditary
Idea
Propensity
Suppress
Tends
Toward
Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea. A good artist does not need anything.
Anything
Artist
Bad
Does
Good
Good idea
He
Idea
Need
Only
Thinks
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.
Act
Art
Artist
Believes
Commissioned
Create
Good
Good idea
He
Him
Idea
Must
Sense
Simple
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.
Along
Doing
Every
Evoke
Good
Good idea
Idea
Impossible
May
Phrases
Possible
Reaction
Revolutionary
Said
Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there's somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can't do that.
Else
Good
Good idea
Had
His
Idea
Life
Never
Oh
Says
Somebody
Stands
Up
Whenever
What Tolstoy is on about is that carnal love is not a good idea.
About
Carnal
Good
Good idea
Idea
Love
Love is
Tolstoy
Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
Bringing
Justice
Learning
Scale
Some
Suffering
Through
Turns
Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
Any
Except
Forever
Gods
Live
Pain
Through
Time
Who
Without
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Alone
Suffering
Through
Wisdom
I can't complain that I've had a public all through my writing life, but people don't quite know what I've written. People don't read you too closely. Perhaps, after I've died, they'll look at my stuff, and read it through, and find there's more in it. That may be wrong, but that's what I comfort myself with.
After
Closely
Comfort
Complain
Died
Find
Had
Know
Life
Look
May
More
Myself
People
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Art
Detours
First
Great
Heart
His
Images
Man
Nothing
Opened
Presence
Rediscover
Simple
Slow
I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now. You have to go through this to understand.
Alienation
Been
Driven
Edge
Go
Many
Now
Parental
Through
Understand
Years
You
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
Approaches
Columns
Confused
Familiar
Forests
Glance
Him
Living
Man
Nature
Observe
Sometimes
Symbols
Temple
Why shouldn't I fly from New York to Paris? I have more than four years of aviation behind me. I've barnstormed over half of the 48 states. I've flown my mail through the worst of nights.
Aviation
Behind
Flown
Fly
Four
Half
Mail
Me
More
New
New York
Nights
Over
Paris
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
Bearable
Creatures
Love
Only
Small
Through
Vastness
I do not speak through my characters; it's not a ventriloquist act.
Act
Characters
Speak
Through
Ventriloquist
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
Art
Artifice
Avoid
Cannot
Cheating
Honesty
Must
Through
Truth
Whose
Work
Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.
Bite
Rough
Through
Truth
My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.
Alcohol
Cannot
Cheat
Companionship
Dissipate
Force
Found
However
Intoxication
Lately
Loneliness
Makes
Means
Myself
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
Anything
Christ
Doing
Faith
Jesus
Look
Lord
Miracles
Must
Pains
Prayer
Sit
Still
Thee
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
Better
Bright
Clean
Keep
Must
See
Through
Which
Window
World
You
Yourself
Freedom can occur only through education.
Education
Freedom
Occur
Only
Through
I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
Believe
Books
Expect
Immortality
Only
Personal
Some
Such A Thing
Thing
Through
Version
Way
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Create
Ignorance
Knowledge
Problems
Solve
Them
Through
As we go through this transition where a lot more people will be reading on devices, nobody is paying enough attention to make sure it's a smooth transition. I believe we still need places where people can go to handle, hold and talk about books, get information about what books are out there, and so on.
About
Attention
Believe
Books
Devices
Enough
Get
Go
Handle
Hold
I Believe
Information
Lot
Make
I was always a good student, but I didn't read that much until I was 18 and I was working my way through college.
Always
College
Good
Good Student
Much
Read
Student
Through
Until
Way
Working
My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.
Cold
Her
Mind
Polished
Quagmire
Sinking
Stones
Through
Words
Fear is like a black cavern that is terrifying. Once you enter the cavern and explore it, you realize that you can get out of it, go through it and get out of it.
Black
Enter
Explore
Fear
Get
Go
Like
Once
Out
Realize
Terrifying
Through
You
You need a great idea, but then you've got to carry it through. If you get it right, you're going to be a critical success. But not everyone who works hard gets it right, or has the success they deserve: there's an element of luck.
Carry
Critical
Deserve
Element
Everyone
Get
Gets
Going
Got
Great
Great Idea
Hard
Idea
Luck
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.
Disguise
Eyes
Flower
Give
Love
Man
More
Once
Seen
Than
Through
Weed
Which
I have a folder in my office with about 400 ideas in it. So it will take me another 40 years to get through those.
About
Another
Get
Ideas
Me
Office
Take
Those
Through
Will
Years
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always 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 my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Always
Been
Constant
Cult
Cultural
Democracy
False
Good
Has-Been
Ignorance
Just
Knowledge
Life
Means
I didn't care for most of the books I was being asked to read in school. I started reading like crazy right after high school when I got a job in a mental hospital. I was working my way through college, and I did a lot of night shifts, and there was nothing to do. So I read like crazy, serious stuff, all the classics.
After
Asked
Being
Books
Care
Classics
College
Crazy
Did
Got
High
High School
Hospital
Job
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
Fingers
Me
Simply
Thinking
Through
Writing
When I'm writing, I won't know whodunnit until maybe two thirds of the way through. Until then, I know as little as my detective. I just make it up as I go along. It's nerve-wracking, actually. You'll be half through and not know your conclusion. You worry one of these days the ending won't come. I'll be left with only two-thirds of a novel.
Actually
Along
Come
Conclusion
Days
Detective
Ending
Go
Half
Just
Know
Left
Little
Make
My story is endless. I put in a teletype roll, you know, you know what they are, you have them in newspapers, and run it through there and fix the margins and just go, go - just go, go, go.
Endless
Fix
Go
Just
Know
Margins
Newspapers
Put
Roll
Run
Story
Them
Through
You
To my mind, it is the duty of the younger Negro artist, if he accepts any duties at all from outsiders, to change through the force of his art that old whispering 'I want to be white,' hidden in the aspirations of his people, to 'Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro - and beautiful!'
Accepts
Am
Any
Art
Artist
Aspirations
Beautiful
Change
Duties
Duty
Force
He
Hidden
His
Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
Capture
Groundwork
Heart
Lessons
Most
Over
Passions
Power
Story
Through
Us
Which
Wisdom
It's extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can't get a job on a ship unless you have seaman's paper's, and you can't get seaman's papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and he was the one who arranged it for me.
Arranged
Because
Break
Circle
Difficult
Extremely
Get
Had
He
Job
Jobs
Me
Paper
Papers
There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.
Door
Found
Key
Might
See
Through
Veil
Which
After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome, voyage, we came at last into port. Immediately on landing I got together my few effects; and, squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest and humblest inn which first met my gaze.
After
Came
Crowd
Effects
Few
First
Gaze
Got
Humblest
Immediately
Inn
Landing
Last
Me
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Alive
Been
Certainly
Grand
Just
Know
Miserable
Quite
Sometimes
Sorrow
Still
Thing
Through
Wildly
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Alive
Been
Certainly
Grand
Just
Know
Like
Living
Miserable
Quite
Sometimes
Sorrow
Still
Thing
The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
Accurate
Been
Child
Easily
Forgets
Go
Grip
Has-been
Idea
Impressed
Life
Many
People
Popular
He learned through the way that my father and I felt about his songs, his country songs, that they were great songs. And then he went out and sang them for the audiences that we found, and he found a tremendous reaction to that.
About
Audiences
Country
Father
Felt
Found
Great
Great songs
He
His
Learned
Out
Reaction
Sang
Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
Approaches
Errors
Man
Succession
Through
Truth
Unattainable
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Assembly
Cannot
Factory
Feel
Hell
Through
Walk
Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through, their villains wholly bad.
Bad
Easier
Generally
Good
Heroes
Novelists
Old
People
Piece
Saw
Speaking
Things
Through
Villains
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
Because
Bottom
Boy
Echoes
Familiar
Feeling
His
Listening
Most
People
Poetry
Read
Them
Through
The genuine artist is never 'true to life.' He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.
Actor
Art
Artist
Aware
Genuine
Go
He
Life
Like
Never
Normally
Play
Real
Real life