In this post, you will find great Notions Quotes from famous people, such as Nicole Maines, Kameron Hurley, J. G. Ballard, Algernon Sidney, Kay Redfield Jamison. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
When I was first trying to explain to my parents that I was really a girl, my father didn’t know what to do. He had these preconceived notions about what his family was going to be like, and when I didn’t fit into those notions, he just ignored what I was trying to tell them before he really came around.
When the modern movement began, starting perhaps with the paintings of Manet and the poetry of Baudelaire and Rimbaud, what distinguished the modern movement was the enormous honesty that writers, painters and playwrights displayed about themselves. The bourgeois novel flinches from such notions.
The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature.
Everywhere, people are beginning to question masculine notions of control, aggression and black-and-white thinking – and instead are favoring more empathetic, nurturing and collaborative approaches.
But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years in government was how much the intellectual climate and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained and represented the universe within which the discourse took place.
American pop culture is perpetually in adolescent mode. The notions of what it takes to be a man, as depicted in pop culture, are very superficial, one-dimensional, and adolescent.
Father had notions about manhood suffrage, public schools, the education and the elevation of the masses, and the gradual emancipation of the slaves, that did not suit the uncompromising views of people in places like Richmond.
Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
A president who believed that America’s greatness is recoverable and expandable – a chief executive determined to lead us back to national restoration – would reject the crippling notions of national impotency that Obama has embraced.
The most important lesson to take away from allowing the minimum wage and unemployment benefit data to talk is that abstract notions of what is right, good and just should be examined from a concrete, operational point of view. A dose of reality is most edifying.
The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas – uncertainty, progress, change – into crimes.
Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.
When you’re young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements.
As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers.
Management did not emanate from nature. Management is not a tree: it’s a television set. Somebody invented it. It doesn’t mean it’s going to work forever. Management is great. Traditional notions of management are great if you want compliance. But if you want engagement, self-direction works better.
I don’t know about you, but I find it exhilarating to see how vague psychological notions evaporate and give rise to a physical, mechanistic understanding of the mind, even if it’s the mind of the fly.
My artistic decision to cast my mother’s objects into bronze moves beyond the notions of memorializing her. I’ve been fascinated for some time with the idea of monumentality and what it means to memorialize. Both of these notions are relevant historically, artistically, and culturally.
I don’t like to pretend I was guided in any way by the supernatural world, but the more you talk about that, the easier it is to dismiss those notions.
It’s a philosophy that – ‘We, the People’ – it’s about us, that if the Americans want to do something, they have the power to try to put leaders in place to carry out whatever their notions are.
I think the expectation of me was that I’d grow up, get married, have a family, probably not even have a job outside the home. I had bold notions sometime in my childhood that I wanted to be veterinarian… I wasn’t sure I’d ever do it.
I feel that women – without wishing to foster any strict separatist notions, homo or hetero – indeed have a need for their own publications and organizations. Our problems, our experiences as women are profoundly unique as compared to the other half of the human race.
What drew me to conservatism years ago was the fact that it gave discipline a slightly higher status than virtue. This meant it could not be subverted by passing notions of the good.
I joke that being a university president is akin to being a pinata. But there are also notions of redemption.
When I wrote ‘The Rozabal Line,’ I had no preconceived notions of what a commercial bestseller should be. I have always viewed ‘The Rozabal Line’ as my first love and probably my best work. The fact, however, is that it is my least read work.
It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Separate inherently is not equal. There’s a reason why $45 million was spent against marriage equality. It’s because people understand the word does have meaning. And equality comes when we accept the same notions and the same institutions for everyone, regardless of race and gender and regardless of sex orientation.
In traditional societies, we have a long legacy of men controlling the body and mind of women. Such societies have valorised motherhood and fabricated concepts like chastity. Women have been the victims of these notions for thousands of years.
I had this complex of being the perfect wife. This comes from the subliminal messages girls learn from a young age, so even independent, spirited women like me entertain such notions.
No one can take Jesus away from me. There’s no doubt there was a historical figure of tremendous importance, with enormous notions. Such as peace.
‘Crash’ is a movie about the racial tension that still exists in America. A lot of us pretend that we don’t have preconceived notions and stereotypical ideals about each other, but we do. And we wanted to create a movie about people whose lives crash into each others’ accidentally.
It’s undeniable that what we are taught as a culture to believe about disability is at odds with traditional notions of masculinity.
If I upset some notions and went against established rules, that wasn’t part of what I wanted to do. It wasn’t my goal.
Those of us who live in Mumbai or Delhi have notions about what women who live in Bhopal, or smaller towns, are like; and that perception is wrong. Some people are scared by how complex and subversive these women’s lives can be.
Morality is often seen as an innovation, like agriculture and writing. From this perspective, babies are pint-sized psychopaths, self-interested beings who need to be taught moral notions such as the wrongness of harming another person.
Though my grandmother had picked up modern ideas in America, she still had some conflicting 19th-century Irish notions. She believed that daughters, educated though they may be, should continue to live at home until they were married.
Going to war is a rare experience in American culture, so it’s easy for simple notions to gain a lot of weight. The reality is always more complex.
If contemporary artists sincerely seek to be original, unique, and new, they should begin by disregarding the notions of originality, individuality, and innovation: they are the cliches of our time.
I have no preconceived notions of what SBA programs work or not.
I suggest that an education and reading and facts aren’t bad things on which to ponder a few notions.
Zombies let us explore notions of the apocalypse – no water, food, medical care, the government imploding – while letting us sleep at night.
I have increasingly steeled myself to criticism, but it still can sting, especially when you feel that it is unfair – or that they are judging my book by its cover or by preconceived notions.
There’s a wide spectrum between a Navy SEAL hero-killer and a traumatized victim, but those are the archetypes – hashed and rehashed in the media, in popular culture, in the minds of people with a lot of preconceived notions but not much else.
I think time and time again, in reality, psychological notions and economic notions interplay, and the man who doesn’t understand both is a damned fool.
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
When we read, we are doing more than delectating words on a page stories, characters, images, notions. We are communing with the mind of the author.
I may find myself changing my notions about what I want to do right in the middle of a film. And on days when I’m feeling merry, I shoot merry scenes, and on gloomy days, I shoot gloomy ones.
The conventional notions of art have changed, and a lot of things done today are considered works of art that would have been rejected in the past.
If you can sit all generations of a family down and entertain them and, at the same time, leave them talking about existential notions, then that’s fantastic.
We all have these notions of cool that come about at different points in our lives, and it’s interesting in how it evolves or doesn’t evolve in different people.
I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we’re supposed to make.
The problem is not simply that the Singularity represents the passing of humankind from center stage, but that it contradicts our most deeply held notions of being.
What the Anzac legend did do, by the bravery and sacrifice of our troops, was reinforce our own cultural notions of independence, mateship, and ingenuity. Of resilience and courage in adversity.
When listening to politicians, distinguish certain words. Look out for the expansive use of ‘terrorism‘ and ‘extremism.’ Be alive to the fatal notions of ‘exception‘ and ‘emergency.’ Be angry about the treacherous use of patriotic vocabulary.
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.