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A collection of best think quotes and sayings from the mouth of eminent personalities.

Insightful Think Quotes That Will Help You Think Out Of The Box

Thinking refers to the process of using one’s mind actively and holding a particular belief or idea that reflect your opinions and viewpoints. As each individual is unique, so is their thought-process. Each of us can have different perceptions of things that we see. We all have heard the saying, ‘Think before you act’, as thinking and weighing the pros and cons before acting on a situation saves us from a lot of unnecessary hassle and regrets. Our thoughts, positive and negative, play a vital role in shaping our present and future. Those who perceive that success is reserved for a chosen few have been tricked by a bogus lie, as success comes only to those who consistently make winning choices that come from pragmatic frame of mind. Thos who think differently are the one who rise above the norms. We have created a corpus of quotable quotes and sayings shared by extraordinary thinkers, philosophers, celebrities and motivational speakers that will come handy when the world seems increasingly balkanized and scathing. Read through the quotes and thoughts that will help you think differently and inspire you to turn your dreams into reality.

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

- As You Like It, William Shakespeare

Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.

- Garrison Keillor

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

- Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami

Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.

- At First Sight, Nicholas Sparks

What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.

- Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, Maya Angelou

I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire.

- William Shakespeare

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

- A. A. Milne

When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.

- Marilyn Monroe

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.

- C. S. Lewis

I think it's a novelty for cartoon characters to cross over into another strip or panel occasionally.

- Bil Keane

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.

- The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.

- Henry Ford

Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way.

- Charles Bukowski

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

- Anne Frank

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.

- Audrey Hepburn

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

- Oscar Wilde

You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

- James Baldwin

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

- Albert Einstein

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

- Dr. Seuss

People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.

- Neil Gaiman

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

- Benjamin Spock

They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now

- Edna St. Vincent Millay

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

- A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.

- James Baldwin

I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.

- Sputnik Sweetheart, Haruki Murakami

And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.

- The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.

- To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

- Rita Mae Brown

Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

- Mother Teresa

Ginny!" said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. "Haven't I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain?

- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling

It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them.

- Sojourn, R. A. Salvatore

They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!

- Dr. Seuss

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

- Margaret Mead

I think that we're all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better - and maybe not all that much better after all.

- Stephen King

The past is never where you think you left it.

- Katherine Anne Porter

I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that.

- Bob Newhart

In the summer I stretch out on the shore And think of you. Had I told the sea What I felt for you, It would have left its shores, Its shells, Its fish, And followed me.

- Nizar Qabbani

Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.

- Jean-Paul Sartre

I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.

- The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

I'm going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don't think I don't know how this might end. I've known it for years.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling

Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.

- E. E. Cummings

The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. I don't think I solve problems in my poetry; I think I uncover the problems.

- Margaret Atwood

I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view.

- Allen Ginsberg

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think

- Socrates

Some people mistakenly think nature is very nice and benevolent and never betrays.

- Margaret Atwood

And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.

- A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut

What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?

- Desiderius Erasmus

The thing about delirium is you think it's great, but it actually isn't.

- Margaret Atwood

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.

- Lorraine Hansberry

Where is Wood?" said Harry, suddenly realizing he wasn't there. "Still in the showers," said Fred. "We think he's trying to drown himself.

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling

I think it's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.

- I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, Amy Sedaris

I think I’m greedy, but I’m not greedy for money - I think that can be a burden - I’m greedy for an exciting life.

- David Hockney

I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.

- Norman Mailer

It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.

- Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.

- Ulysses, James Joyce

Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.

- Marilyn Monroe

You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.

- Henry David Thoreau

I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.

- Franz Kafka

Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way. It gives you a moment to breathe and think, and get away from what you're working on.

- David Byrne

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

- Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Reference, Ernest Hemingway

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

- A. A. Milne

I think I've discovered the secret of life -- you just hang around until you get used to it.

- Charles M. Schulz

Every second he breathed, the smell of the grass, the cool air on his face, was so precious: To think that people had years and years, time to waste, so much time it dragged, and he was clinging to each second.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling

Be reverent before the dawning day. Do not think of what will be in a year, or in ten years. Think of to-day.

- Jean Christophe Vol I, Romain Rolland

I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then

- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

- Rumi

Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.

- Samuel Beckett

I sometimes think I should go back to school to learn French and music, but who would have me?

- Bette Midler

I really can't think about kissing when I've got a rebellion to incite.

- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

Think and wonder, wonder and think.

- Dr. Seuss

We have eyes, and we're looking at stuff all the time, all day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important.

- Eric Carle

You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.

- Johnny Cash

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.

- Ellen DeGeneres

I think all in all, one thing a lot of plays seem to be saying is that we need to, as black Americans, to make a connection with our past in order to determine the kind of future we're going to have. In other words, we simply need to know who we are in relation to our historical presence in America.

- August Wilson

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

- George Carlin

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

- The Color Purple, Alice Walker

You’re not leaving me here alone,” I say. Because if he dies, I’ll never go home, not really. I’ll spend the rest of my life in this arena, trying to think my way out.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

When you're drowning you don't think, I would be incredibly pleased if someone would notice I'm drowning and come and rescue me. You just scream.

- John Lennon

Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don't.

- Hearts in Atlantis, Stephen King

I think I was the healthiest prisoner of conscience in the world.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes

- Vladimir Nabokov

I dreamed I was buying new shoes last night," said Ron. "What d'ya think that's gonna mean?" "Probably that you're going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or something," said Harry.

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling

Be glαd of life, becαuse it gives you the chαnce to love αnd to work αnd to plαy αnd to look up αt the stαrs; to be sαtisfied with your posessions, to despise nothing in the world except fαlsehood αnd meαnness αnd to feαr nothing except cowαrdice; to be governed by your αdmirαtions rαther thαn by your disgusts, to covet nothing thαt is your neighbour's except his kindness of heαrt αnd gentleness of mαnners; to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends and to spend αs much time αs you cαn with body αnd with spirit.

- Henry Van Dyke

I think it was the ability of the theater to communicate ideas and extol virtues that drew me to it. And also, I was, and remain, fascinated by the idea of an audience as a community of people who gather willingly to bear witness.

- August Wilson

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.

- Audrey Hepburn

Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don't stop to think, don't interrupt the scream, exhale, release life's rapture.

- Vladimir Nabokov

To find yourself, think for yourself.

- Socrates

I think perhaps we want a more conscious life.

- Sinclair Lewis

I think the key divide between the interactive media and the narrative media is the difficulty in opening up an empathic pathway between the gamer and the character, as differentiated from the audience and the characters in a movie or a television show.

- Steven Spielberg

I had always been fascinated with Napoleon because he was a self-made emperor; Victor Hugo said, 'Napoleon's will to power,' and it was the title of my paper. And I submitted it to my teacher, and he didn't think I had written it. And he wanted me to explain it to him.

- August Wilson

The physical sensation of gliding with the wind in your face is exhilarating. That automatic activity of pedalling, when you have to be awake but not think too much, allows you to let subconscious thoughts bubble up, and things seem to just sort themselves out. And the adrenaline wakes you up if you weren't properly alert.

- David Byrne

Don't you think it would be wonderful to get rid of everything and everybody and just go some place where you don't know a soul?

- Haruki Murakami

Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that's what I think keeps me hungry.

- Steven Spielberg