We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Thinker Quotes from Dave Rubin, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Laurell K. Hamilton, Richard Adams, Brad Bird. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I’m a classical liberal. A free thinker.
My mother was a very positive thinker; she was always active, always doing something good.
I am a very linear thinker, so I write beginning to end. I write hundreds of pages per book that never make it into print.
The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal.
I see Walt Disney as kind of the epitome of a dreamer. He was a very forward thinker.
If you’re an original thinker, you are going get told ‘no’ a lot, and you have to be able to hear ‘no’ many times from the bankers and trust that at some point, someone is going to recognize that you are an artist and not a can of soda.
Joe Biden is a backwards thinker in a world craving forward-looking leadership.
I would say Gary Snyder, who is from my part of the world as a poet and environmental thinker, will be read just as Henry Thoreau as John Muir will continue to be read.
It always is a battle for a Republican in Connecticut, even one who’s a moderate like I am, and one who’s an independent thinker.
I’m not a great deep political thinker.
To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
I am not ‘in pursuit of truth.’ It is not my ‘quarry.’ I am of my human nature a thinker, and conscious of need, responsibility of thinking-speaking with truth. I do not go about hunting ‘truths.’
First, he must hold rational values, and to do this he must be a thinker.
Snowden is an orderly thinker, with an engineer’s approach to problem-solving.
I don’t consider myself to be that radical a thinker.
Every man on the planet should do some physical work: he should help in the bread-labor of mankind. He should also do some of the intellectual work: he should help in the thought-labor of mankind. In a word, every thinker should work, and every worker should think.
After spending time around Donald Trump I find myself inspired by his vision, thought process, keen insight, and overall discipline. He’s a brilliant thinker who tends to walk several steps ahead of the masses. I want to share his wisdom with the world in my own way.
Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious.
As a crew, G.O.O.D. Music is taking it to levels that really haven’t been done collectively. Kanye is someone who knows how to make classic albums, a true thinker. He got me in the mindset of being a true thinker and always planning out every move you got going.
I think sometimes I should do more carousing, because I don’t do much and maybe it would be fun occasionally. It’s hard for me to have fun and I’m a serious thinker and a searcher and funny from the front.
I’m a visual thinker. Research tells us that only 20 per cent of people think visually. So what about the other 80 per cent? Don’t they think in pictures? I mean if you imagine washing and preparing potatoes you visualise the process, right?
I’m a mad thinker in general. I think about everything, all the time. Especially when I write music, a lot of the influences come from personal experiences or from being on the outside looking in, being that person who witnessed things that stuck with me throughout my life.
The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind.
I think Phil Dick was particularly interesting in that, first of all, he was a very modern man and a very modern thinker, but I don’t know what demons drove him.
Those who remember Washington’s cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan’s intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva – alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! – with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev.
I’m a thinker.
I’m a thinker and feeler and dreamer and explorer.
No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him.
I’m a very good thinker, but I sometimes grab the wrong word. I say something I didn’t think through adequately. I mean, I don’t type my speeches, then sit up there and read them off the teleprompter, you know. I wing it.
I’m admittedly a record guy. Singles and I are a different beast. I’m definitely an overall picture thinker.
I just know that I’m innovative. I’m a quick thinker… In Washington, I just want to be a senator who finds a way to drive change and not figure out a way to conform.
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
The style of the Bible in general is singularly adapted to men of every class and grade of culture, affording the child the simple nourishment for its religious wants, and the profoundest thinker inexhaustible matter of study.
It took time for me to step away and become an independent thinker so that wherever I am in the world, I understand who I am and that nothing’s impossible.
I really am into crystals. I’m a real positive thinker. I believe in creative visualisation.
I suddenly realize why David Attenborough is the giant he is. It is not just his geographic curiosity, not just his anthropological understanding, not just his gift for narration that simultaneously calms the soul and inspires the mind. It is that behind it all there is such a deep thinker.
A legacy, or things like that, I’ve never really been a big thinker in that way. You know, it’s kind of just been trying to go each day.
I’m not a fast thinker, but once I am interested in something, I am doing it for many years.
I said that if I hadn’t been a politician, I’d have liked to be a barrister, or an academic. My beloved wife said: ‘You’d be a very good barrister and a hopeless academic.’ I said ‘Why?’ She said: ‘Because you’re not an original thinker.’
I wouldn’t say I’m a very original thinker, but if I have a good experience with something, I’ll want to take it further or adapt it in some way.
Sometimes for a lot of new artists, they don’t have a vision, really, or know what they want to say; it’s kind of drawn out for them. But me, because I’m such a transcendental thinker, it’s always like a journey and an adventure with each project. It’s like going through a different doorway each time.
I am a very bottom-up thinker.
Well, I outline fanatically. I am a long thinker and a slow writer, though I am trying to get faster.
You label somebody ‘New Age,’ and that’s automatic mockery: ‘She cannot possibly be a serious thinker.’
I’m very good in math, and I’m a logical thinker. I don’t get wrapped up in things or even wrapped up in myself.
I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.
The biggest direct influence on my career is Ben Edlund, who gave me my first real professional break and, through his friendship and example, turned me into a writer and a more critical thinker in general.
A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker.
No, I try not to be a negative thinker.
I think a liberal arts education isn’t necessarily about doing something with your degree; it’s about becoming a critical thinker. And I think that critical thinking is so integral to being an actor.
I’m a very visual thinker, so the characters are running through my head, doing what they’re doing when I’m writing them. And there’ll be moments where I’ll just kind of throw a look off to the side as if I’m talking to one of the characters. It’s always been something that I’ve had with me since I was a little kid.
There is little doubt that the majority of Mr. Mill’s supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were, and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker.
Ambiguity around ambiguity is forgivable in an unpublished poet and expected of an arts student on the pull: for a professional comedian demoting himself to the role of ‘thinker’, with stadiums full of young people hanging on his every word, it won’t really do.
I think of myself as an engineer, not as a visionary or ‘big thinker.’ I don’t have any lofty goals.
I’m not a good thinker of tomorrow, looking forward. I live day-to-day. It’s much easier for me that way.
We need a President who is intellectual, who is a brilliant thinker, and not only that, someone who has a heart for the people and who can represent Singapore on the greater world stage.
I am a thinker, and I do muse over things a lot and am constantly assessing whether I am doing enough or what I should be doing more of to make sure I am not letting anyone down.
Dad is a really sound thinker and an accountant by day. I don’t know anybody more sensible. But when he comes to see the Wiggles, he turns up in a big ‘Emma’ T-shirt and a yellow cap with a bow on it.
The heart is the best reflective thinker.
A ‘new thinker’, when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.
In my experience, people looking for progress aren’t actually looking to move things forward. They’re looking to be perceived in a certain way: as a forward thinker. It’s about vanity rather than any altruistic motives for the art.
I’m not a writer because I want to make money. I’m a writer because I’m a very slow thinker, but I do care about thinking, and the only way I know how to think with any kind of finesse is by telling stories.
I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker’s questions to become comprehensible.
I’m never frustrated. I create a stress-free environment. Everything I do, I’m never stressed about nothing. I’m mentally strong. I never let anything get to me. I just think stuff through. I’m a deep thinker.
It takes me time to realize things; I’m a speedy person but a slow thinker.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
In Henry Adams, I discovered not only the prototype of the modern thinker but also someone who is more interesting: a viper-toothed, puling, supercilious crank, thwarted in ambition, aging gracelessly, mad at the cosmos, and ashamed of his own jejune ideals. He is nevertheless very dear to me.
The most original sin is not the thinker’s but the poet’s.
The practice of medicine is a thinker’s art the practice of surgery a plumber’s.
I’m not on all the time. I like to have fun and be funny, but I’m much more of a thinker.
One of the strengths of Michael Cohl is he’s a big thinker, strategic, great with relationships, artists and big deals.
I absolutely loved working with Tim Burton because he is just a creative, outside of the box thinker. How he does things is fantastic. It is different – weird different – and he does things that are groundbreaking. They are courageous to do and once you do them you are like, ‘Wow! That really does work!’
The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.
I’m not a great deductive thinker, but I will admit to having competence in a very wide range of things – not being afraid to try to write about baseball, choral music and dinosaurs in the same week and see connections among them.
I’m a visual thinker, thrill seeker, and I’m easily distracted. I see everything I’m writing, and I think it naturally affects the pace of things.
I think I identify more with the smart guy, but most people might take umbrage at that. I like to think of myself as a real thinker, but I suppose people might beg to differ.
Larry Page, co-founder of Google, is an unbelievable big thinker, and there was a saying in Google that if you wanted to know the future, go to Larry.
I’m not a big thinker. The less thinking the better.
I’ve always been a big, bold thinker and a dreamer.
Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can’t play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.
All my life, I have been a positive thinker… I have always been able to survive by telling myself that no matter how bad things are, they will one day be better. And that out of every event – no matter how tragic – one can always find a way to survive and even, perhaps, to be a little bit happy.
A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
I think that what I have been truly searching for as a person, as a writer, as a thinker, as a daughter, is freedom. That is my mission. A sense of liberty, the liberty that comes not only from self-awareness but also from letting go of many things. Many things that weigh us down.
I’m a very organised and rational and linear thinker, and you have to stop all that to write a novel.
On one level, I am a massive joker and can’t take anything seriously, but on the other hand, I’m incredibly serious and a deep thinker, so I have that dichotomy within me.
You can’t be a creative thinker if you’re not stimulating your mind, just as you can’t be an Olympic athlete if you don’t train regularly.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
My take, after spending some time with him, is that Kanye West is not a conservative. He’s not a Republican, but he is a free thinker, and he’s an independent thinker.
I am a linear thinker in a lot of ways.
The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand. The fight we are in here, make no mistake about it, is a fight of individualism versus collectivism.
Sociology is really in trouble as a field. I can tell you, because I’ve known young people who have wanted to go into it, and they have been uniformly advised, if you are a free thinker, stay away from sociology.
It’s been important to me to be a good activist, a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer, and a good entertainer. You can’t do it all, but I have walked those delicate lines as best I know how.
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion – these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
The Egyptian was the reverse of a theorist or mere thinker. He wanted to perceive with his senses how the soul took its way from the dead body into higher realms – he wanted to have this constructed before him.
I spent 22 years in the United States military, so I’m a pretty strategic level thinker.