Quotes about Thinking

"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow."

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. A leader of the Progressive Era, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913.


"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers."

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924) was an American writer associated with the New Thought Movement. He also held a degree in medicine, and was a successful hotel owner.


"I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see."

Duane Michals (born February 18, 1932) is an American photographer.


"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them."

José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish-born painter, draughtsman, and sculptor who lived most of his adult life in France. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work.


"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, author, cosmologist, and highly successful popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics and other natural sciences.


"People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind."

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.


"Traditional thinking is all about "what is" Future thinking will also need to be about what can be."

Edward de Bono (born 19 May 1933, in Malta) is a physician, author, inventor, and consultant. He is known as the originator of the term lateral thinking, wrote a best selling book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.


"Some stories are true that never happened."

Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel (September 30, 1928) is a Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor.


"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology,poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction.