65 Bad Idea Quotes On Success In Life

These bad idea quotes will inspire you. A bad idea, decision, or method is not sensible or not correct.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging bad idea quotes, bad idea sayings, and bad idea proverbs.

Best Bad Idea Quotes

  1. “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.” ~ Linus Pauling
  2. “Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea.” ~ Craig Reucassel
  3. “We should invest in people not ideas. A good idea is often destroyed by bad people and good people can always make a bad idea better.” ~ Simon Sinek
  4. “The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.” ~ Linus Pauling
  5. “Never underestimate the power of bad ideas. They must be refuted again and again.” ~ Llewellyn Rockwell

  6. “Sometimes even hearing a bad idea is a great way to get to a good idea.” ~ Charlie Day
  7. “The only way to oppose a bad idea is to replace it with a good idea.” ~ Jack Kemp
  8. “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” ~ Alfred Nobel
  9. “The thing about plummeting downhill at fifty miles an hour on a snack platter – if you realize it’s a bad idea when you’re halfway down, it’s too late.” ~ Rick Riordan
  10. “After you produce you can select. you can curate. you can censor. But for now, have bad ideas, lots and lots of bad ideas.” ~ Seth Godin

  11. “Anything worth doing always starts as a bad idea.” ~ Leigh Bardugo
  12. “There’s no better tonic for other people’s bad ideas than to think for oneself.” ~ Michael R. Burch
  13. “Ideas have consequences and bad ideas can have lethal consequences.” ~ George Weigel
  14. “Nothing dies harder than a bad idea.” ~ Julia Cameron
  15. “Bad ideas flourish because they are in the interest of powerful groups.” ~ Paul Krugman

  16. “There’s no such thing as good ideas and bad ideas. There are only your own ideas and other people’s. If you want someone to like your idea, tell him he said it first last week and you just remembered it.” ~ Scott Adams
  17. “Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.” ~ Alfred Whitney Griswold
  18. “And I tell you one thing, if the primates that we came from, had know that someday politicians would come out of the gene pool, they would have stayed up in the trees and written evolution off as a bad idea.” ~ John Sheridan
  19. “You can never discard too many bad ideas.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
  20. “I’m gonna see how this works out, but I think it’s a bad idea.” ~ Joe Teti

  21. “The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  22. “Fail fast. Fail often… The most talented people in the world have bad ideas. That’s a good thing to learn.” ~ Rashida Jones
  23. “It was possible, he understood, for a person’s life to become just a long series of mistakes, and that the end, when it came, was just one more mistake in a chain of bad choices. The thing was, most of these mistakes were actually borrowed from other people. You took their bad ideas, and for whatever reason, made them your own.” ~ Justin Cronin , Bad idea quotes life
  24. “The bad ideas kind of just drop out of the mix. You forget about them. The good ones stick around.” ~ Stephen King
  25. “Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail.” ~ Alfred Whitney Griswold

  26. “Mere absurdity has never prevented the triumph of bad ideas if they accord with easily aroused fantasies of an existence freed of human limitations.” ~ Anthony Daniels
  27. “No woman will ever satisfy me. I know that now, and I would never try to deny it. But this is actually okay because I will never satisfy a woman, either. Should I be writing such thoughts? Perhaps not. Perhaps it’s a bad idea. I can definitely foresee a scenario where that first paragraph could come back to haunt me, especially if I somehow became marginally famous.” ~ Chuck Klosterman
  28. “Isn’t it funny how the memories you cherish before a breakup can become your worst enemies afterwards? The thoughts you loved to think about, the memories you wanted to hold up to the light and view from every angle-it suddenly seems a lot safer to lock them in a box, far from the light of day, and throw away the key. It’s not an act of bitterness. It’s an act if self-preservation. It’s not always a bad idea to stay behind the window and look out at life instead, is it?” ~ Ally Condie
  29. “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.” ~ Sam Harris
  30. “It’s not the bad ideas that do you in, but the good ones.” ~ Charlie Munger

  31. “If we have a great idea, we’ll go, ‘Oh, this could be a cool movie.’ Or really for us, it’s more like, ‘Oh, this is a really bad idea. Let’s do this. This seems really stupid.'” ~ Trey Parker
  32. “Idea-Advocacy Matrix highlights a couple of things: that good ideas need to be “sold” if they are ever going to see the light of day and bad ideas sometimes do quite well because of the skills of the proponent to sell them.” ~ John Daly
  33. “I’m willing to throw my body in front of the bus to stop bad ideas.” ~ Elizabeth Warren
  34. “From a very young age, militarism and trying to solve the world’s problems through militarism is something that has always resonated with me as being a bad idea.” ~ Justin Sane
  35. “Opposing the free flow of goods or people is a bad idea.” ~ William Weld

  36. “I think software patents are a bad idea. Many patents are given for trivial inventions.” ~ Larry Wall
  37. “I don’t understand the change of hair…Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea. It’s not good.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld
  38. “But I think that Australians have a sort of independence, and I think that, rightly or wrongly, they tend to make their own decisions as to how a thing has gone. Pioneers are apt to be like that. I think that it’s not a bad idea. You can listen to what everybody says, but the fact remains that you’ve got to get out there and do the thing yourself.” ~ Joan Sutherland
  39. “Even more dramatic, Alex Todorov at Princeton has shown us that judgments of political candidates’ faces in just one second predict 70 percent of U.S. Senate and gubernatorial race outcomes, and even, let’s go digital, emoticons used well in online negotiations can lead to you claim more value from that negotiation. If you use them poorly, bad idea. Right? So when we think of nonverbals, we think of how we judge others, how they judge us, and what the outcomes are. We tend to forget, though, the other audience that’s influenced by our nonverbals, and that’s ourselves.” ~ Amy Cuddy
  40. “Testing children until they cry is a bad idea. It is educational malpractice.” ~ Diane Ravitch

  41. “Nothing dies harder than a bad idea. And few ideas are worse than the ones we have about art.” ~ Julia Cameron
  42. “The only thing dumber than a Democrat or a Republican is when those pricks work together. You see, in our two-party system, the Democrats are the party of no ideas and the Republicans are the party of bad ideas. It usually goes something like this. A Republican will stand up in Congress and say, ‘I’ve got a really bad idea.’ And a Democrat will immediately jump to his feet and declare, ‘And I can make it sh*ttier.'” ~ Lewis Black
  43. “My mother had always told her kids: if you’re about to do something, and you want to know if it’s a bad idea, imagine seeing it printed in the paper for all the world to see.” ~ Gillian Flynn
  44. “All the creativity books in the world aren’t going to help you if you’re unwilling to have lousy, lame, and even dangerously bad ideas.” ~ Seth Godin
  45. “You see a lot of good ideas or well-written scripts that are bad ideas.” ~ John McTiernan

  46. “But when I got to SMU and decided to take a playwriting class, I said this isn’t a bad idea. If I write characters, they could be as dumb as me, and I don’t have to be very smart.” ~ Beth Henley
  47. “All of our days are numbered. We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all because the worth of an idea never becomes apparent until you do it.” ~ Nick Cave
  48. “The only bad ideas are the ones never tried.” ~ Michael Buckley
  49. “We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all. Because the worth of the idea never becomes apparent until you do it. Sometimes this idea can be the smallest thing in the world, a little flame that you hunch over and cup with your hand, and pray will not be extinguished by all the storm that howls about it. If you could hold onto that flame, great things could construct around it, that are massive and powerful and world-changing, all held up by the tiniest of ideas.” ~ Nick Cave
  50. “The Robertson family and bad ideas go together like biscuits and jam.” ~ Willie Robertson

  51. “I’ve never seen bad drawing destroy a good idea. On the other hand, I’ve never seen a good drawing save a bad idea.” ~ Paul Conrad
  52. “It was a bad idea, because I think that any government reorganization has to come in relatively small bites, or else you get indigestion.” ~ Warren Rudman
  53. “Even a bad idea executed is better than a good idea undone.” ~ Paul Arden
  54. “If critics and competitors can’t match your results, they will often denigrate the way you achieve them. Fast, intuitive types are called lazy. Dedicated burners of the midnight oil are called obsessed. And while it’s obviously not a bad idea to hear and consider the opinions of others, you should be suspicious when these criticisms emerge right on the heels of success.” ~ Garry Kasparov
  55. “Congress will always couple one bad idea with another, the better to ‘offset’ them.” ~ Jeffery Taylor

  56. “In America, you’re allowed to justify almost any kind of bigotry, sexism, or intolerance if you source it to God’s big book of bad ideas.” ~ Bill Maher
  57. “If we were to tell you to deliberately spend ten minutes every day envisaging yourself being very ill, you’d quite rightly refuse to do it. Most people know that’s a bad idea – yet those same people may spend time every day worrying about their health.” ~ Peter A. Cohen
  58. “Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them.” ~ Seth Godin
  59. “A writer’s notebook is the best way in the world to immortalize bad ideas. My idea about a good idea is one that sticks around and sticks around and sticks around.” ~ Stephen King
  60. “Stick around. I’m full of bad ideas.” ~ Isaac

  61. “All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that’s why it takes so long.” ~ Steven Spielberg
  62. “My position hasn’t changed over the years. Which is that online voting is a very unsafe idea and a very bad idea and something I think no technological breakthrough I can foresee can ever change.” ~ Avi Rubin
  63. “Now that we all agree contraception is a bad idea, let’s take a harder look at electricity and soap.” ~ Andy Borowitz
  64. “This whole notion of a post-racial America was nonsense from the very beginning. It was a bad idea, a bad notion, a bad formulation when it was first raised.” ~ Tavis Smiley
  65. “I tend to not only read reviews, but also every little stupid thing online. It’s a very bad idea, and there’s a lot of angry people in the world. And it’s weird to absorb all that weirdness.” ~ Charlie Kaufman

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