„The idea of a single eureka moment is a dangerous lie. It makes us feel inadequate since we haven’t had ours. It prevents people with seeds of good ideas from getting started.“

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„I don't believe in the sort of eureka moment idea. I think it's a myth. I'm very suspicious that actually Archimedes had been thinking about that problem for a long time. And it wasn't that suddenly it came to him.“

—  Tim Berners-Lee British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web 1955

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„You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

" Where do you get your ideas? http://www.neilgaiman.com/p/Cool_Stuff/Essays/Essays_By_Neil/Where_do_you_get_your_ideas%3F" (1997)

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„"Dangerous" does not mean exciting or bold; it means likely to cause great harm. The most dangerous idea is the only dangerous idea: The idea that ideas can be dangerous.“

—  Daniel T. Gilbert American psychologist 1957

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„When a people like ours, who struggle with feelings of inferiority, have to face the facts of inadequate national strength, or of less than full respect from others, one way we try to feel better is to grab onto any piece of historical material that can make us proud.“

—  Liu Xiaobo Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist 1955 - 2017

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„Now, where did we ever get the idea that there is such a thing as 'good government?'“

—  Robert LeFevre American libertarian businessman 1911 - 1986

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„We are all the aggregate of the ideas about us, including our own ideas about us.“

—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

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—  James Rivière Italian Jewellery and sculptor 1949

Dalla bottega al Vaticano con i gioielli per il Papa http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/bottega-vaticano-i-gioielli-papa.html, ilgiornale.it, Marta Bravi, Thursday 12 February 2009.

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„People aren't very good listeners, by nature … Part of being a good communicator is recognizing and understanding that and trying to make the complex simple. I try to capture a concept, an idea or a moment in a few words. If they remember it, job done.“

—  Mike Tomlin head coach of the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers 1972

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„The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away.“

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Variante: The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.

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