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1. "It's never been easier for audiences to skip, filter, or avoid advertising, so the best ideas are the ones that respect that the audience needs to get something out of the work; it should inspire, satisfy, or motivate them. You can't just bombard people with messages anymore."
Author: Ajaz Ahmed
2. "A lot of times, some of my best ideas happen when I'm running. That's when I do my best thinking."
Author: Apolo Ohno
3. "I believe it's time to put our best ideas on the table and work toward a bipartisan solution, with the single goal of leaving the Social Security system stronger than we found it."
Author: Chris Chocola
4. "The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case."
Author: Chuck Close
5. "Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself."
Author: Chuck Close
6. "Actually, writers have no business writing about their own works. They either wax conceited, saying things like: 'My brilliance is possibly most apparent in my dazzling short story, "The Cookiepants Hypotenuse."' Or else they get unbearably cutesy: 'My cat Ootsywootums has given me all my best ideas, hasn't oo, squeezums?"
Author: Connie Willis
7. "The best ideas will eat at you for days, maybe even weeks, until something, some incident, some impulse, triggers you to finally express them."
Author: Criss Jami
8. "The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible."
Author: David Ogilvy
9. "GUYS! Would you give it a rest?" Kevin shouted at them, "You're standing there feeding off each other! Dad – you're trying to prove to Ted why me and Dani are a Bad Thing – because you just can't bring yourself to admit that it isn't, even though you can SEE that it isn't! You know it! And Ted – you're pushing my dad's buttons on purpose because you're not so sure yourself how you really feel about us - her, me, any of it! So both of ya just SHUT THE HELL UP!" He turned back towards Dani, "Dani – you're beautiful and I love you – but this wasn't one of your best ideas. Now everyone just be quiet while I hit the stupid little white ball and make it go into the stupid little round hole! GAWD!"All three of them stared at Kevin while he swung. The stupid little white ball flew straight and high, and landed on the green. Apparently a little focus – no matter what it was directed towards – was just what Kevin needed."
Author: Failte
10. "I also find doing the mundane, everyday things in life has a calming, creative influence on me. Some of my best ideas come when I'm vacuuming or waiting in lines."
Author: Gail Tsukiyama
11. "I think Social Security should be bipartisan and it should transcend the next election, and you should get the best ideas of the Democrats and of the Republicans, and move forward with the best."
Author: Jack Kingston
12. "If you can create an environment where people are invited to do their best work and the best ideas always win, then the project itself will win."
Author: Jennifer Carpenter
13. "Usually, the best ideas come from having to fix a really hard problem."
Author: Jesse Schell
14. "I'm a night owl, and luckily my profession supports that. The best ideas come to me in the dead of night."
Author: Josh Fox
15. "Let me tell you, people go on and on about what a great idea electricity was, but I'm going to put toilet paper right next to the wheel and say those are the best ideas anyone's ever had. Scoff at it if you will, but try living for two millennia without it and then we'll talk."
Author: Kevin Hearne
16. "I will say, too, that lovemaking, if sincere, is one of the best ideas Satan put in the apple she gave to the serpent to give to Eve. The best idea in that apple, though, is making jazz."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
17. "... lovemaking, if sincere, is one of the best ideas Satan put in the apple she gave to the serpent to give to Eve."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
18. "I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side."
Author: Ralph Steadman
19. "All I'm arguing for really is that we should have a conversation where the best ideas really thrive, where there's no taboo against criticizing bad ideas, and where everyone who shows up, in order to get their ideas entertained, has to meet some obvious burdens of intellectual rigor and self-criticism and honesty—and when people fail to do that, we are free to stop listening to them. What religion has had up until this moment is a different set of rules that apply only to it, which is you have to respect my religious certainty even though I'm telling you I arrived at it irrationally."
Author: Sam Harris
20. "The best ideas are common property"
Author: Seneca
21. "Do you have the hots for this boy?" her father asked in all seriousness. "Do we need to have him over for dinner so that I can show him my own gun collection?""Dad.""Threatening the police isn't one of your best ideas, Frank," her mother offered in Olivia's defense."He's not the police, Katy. He's some hormone driven boy who wants to sweet-talk our daughter into bed so that he can fire off a few rounds of his own.""Dad!" Olivia's face grew hot with humiliation."I'm just speaking the truth, honey. He's a man. Don't think he's never considered it. You're a beautiful young woman. All I'm saying is that I'd like to send him a little message before he gets any ideas."Olivia melted into her seat, covering her face with her hands."Frank, we're eating.""Yeah, and?"
Author: Shawn Kirsten Maravel
22. "Stories of absurd events in life get my creative juices flowing and have so far given birth to some of my best ideas."
Author: Simon Zingerman
23. "Any time people come together in a meeting, we're not necessarily getting the best ideas; we're just getting the ideas of the best talkers."
Author: Susan Cain
24. "Bargaining makes you come up with the best ideas."
Author: Trey Parker
25. "My best ideas come when I distance myself from day-to-day operations. It gives me more focus."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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