God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It’s as simple as that.
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
—John Maynard Keynes
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
—A. A. Milne
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
—Alfred North Whitehead
To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
—Dorothy L. Sayers
I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
Our job is to find a few intelligent things to do, not to keep up with every damn thing in the world.
Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
I thought of the things that had happened to me over the years, and of how little I had made happen.
—Julian Barnes in The Sense of an Ending
Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?