I have been thinking about too many things lately, so today I decided to sit down and think about thoughts. How’s that for self-reference.
These are some aphorisms about thoughts that I came up with, and some by others:
A small man immerses himself in small thoughts.
Imagination is free.
Before you sleep, there is a small window, no more than ten seconds long, when you think involuntarily about your one and only true passion.
He who says we need less thinkers and more doers, thinks little.
Humans have an infinite capacity for creative thought, which is nothing compared to our capacity for destructive thought.
An action done without thinking is no different than a movement of an ape.
Someone said to me that the human brain is a mystery: how a small matter can store a limitless amount of memory. I told her the real mystery is why we use so little of it.
Sitting idly while thinking is the most productive human activity.
Unless you hit the brick wall that is the limit of human knowledge, you have not thought hard enough.
Thought is the fifth dimension.
The totality of true thoughts is a picture of the world. (Wittgenstein)
The Great Thinkers are an unhappy bunch.
Other animals think too; only we discern.
Insanity foists its soft caress upon the most creative.
What makes logic a priori is the impossibility of illogical thought. (Wittgenstein)
Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything. (Poincaré)
Our thinking should have a vigorous fragrance, like a wheat field on a summer’s night. (Nietzsche)
When one thinks clearly about thinking, one is present at the first instant of time. (Poe)