Open Minded Quotes

Powerful open-minded quotes will inspire you to expand your awareness, embrace the unknown, and cultivate a more curious and accepting outlook on life. Inspirational open-minded quotes will challenge your perspective, broaden your horizons and spark new ways of thinking.

Best Open Minded Quotes

By all means let’s be open minded, but not so open minded that our brains drop out. Richard Dawkins

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein

Stay open minded; stay focused. Train hard and train smart. For me, the older I get, the smarter I have to train also, because the recovery time is longer. Work on everything become a well rounded fighter don’t just be good at one thing; be good at everything. Brock Lesnar

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. Alan Alda

Open minded people tend to be interested in Buddhism because Buddha urged people to investigate things he didn’t just command them to believe. Dalai Lama

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open. Frank Zappa

People are very open minded about new things as long as they’re exactly like the old ones. Charles Kettering

If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self deception and ignorance who is harmed. Marcus Aurelius

An artist’s duty is rather to stay open minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany. Nick Cave

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. Charles Darwin

The social media landscape changes incredibly fast, so you have to be open minded and nimble to keep up with it. Alexis Ohanian

It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view. George Eliot

The older I get, the more open minded I get, the less judgmental I get. Gwyneth Paltrow

It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn’t give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don’t like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable. Ashly Lorenzana

In the mid 1990s the Korean film industry was really open minded. Bong Joon ho

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home. James A. Michener

Strategy is, at some level, the ability to predict what’s going to happen, but it’s also about understanding the context in which it is being formulated. And then you have to be open minded to the fact that you’re not going to get it right at the very beginning. Martin Dempsey

It is never too late to give up your prejudices. Henry David Thoreau

My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my blackness than ever before. I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Michelle Obama

Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I’ve decided, is only a slow sewing shut. Jodi Picoult

I think the more open minded people we have like casting directors and producers the better things are going to be. Letitia Wright

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Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

As long as I keep it real, I learn something from everyone. And when you view yourself as a student and not as somebody who’s bigger, there is still learning that can be done every day, and that keeps you open minded and more ready to learn about life and love. J. Balvin

Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable quake and shake in your boots with it the new goodness that is coming to you, in the form of people, situations, and things can only come to you when you are vulnerable, i.e. open. Stephen Russell

I think when you’re young, you’re a lot more open-minded, and sometimes you’re a lot more perceptive about what’s going on in the world. Zendaya

When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir? John Maynard Keynes

By going to the movies, and because of other things, too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends, moving around traveling, I became a lot more open minded than the heritage I was born into might have suggested. Roger Ebert

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness. Mark Twain

I have appeared on The Dr. Oz show and recognize that Dr. Oz does not hold the exact same viewpoints about all controversies in human nutrition that I do, but he has a huge base of knowledge and is open minded and willing to re consider a position based on emerging evidence on multiple scientific and health issues. Joel Fuhrman

It does take great maturity to understand that the opinion we are arguing for is merely the hypothesis we favor, necessarily imperfect, probably transitory, which only very limited minds can declare to be a certainty or a truth. Milan Kundera

I love the fact that so many of my readers are intelligent, exceptional, accomplished people with an open minded love of diversity. Suzanne Brockmann

Despite my firm convictions, I have been always a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds it. I have always kept an open mind, which is necessary to the flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of intelligent search for truth. Malcolm X

An open minded and diverse population that readily shares information, encourages experimentation, accepts failure and dispenses with formality and hierarchy is what makes Silicon Valley the successful hub that it is. Vivek Wadhwa

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed. Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni

I’m massively open minded to pretty much anything. Michaela Coel

I would rather have strong enemies than a world of passive individualists. In a world of passive individualists nothing seems worth anything simply because nobody stands for anything. That world has no convictions, no victories, no unions, no heroism, no absolutes, no heartbeat. That world has rigor mortis. Criss Jami

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An open minded person running a business might catch a problem faster than a closed minded person. And when they identify a problem, they can fix it much faster. Adeo Ressi

By all means let’s be open minded, but not so open minded that our brains drop out. Richard Dawkins

Few people ask from books what books can give us. Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be true, of poetry that it shall be false, of biography that it shall be flattering, of history that it shall enforce our own prejudices. If we could banish all such preconceptions when we read, that would be an admirable beginning. Virginia Woolf

Certainly, for younger guys, Superman is this mythological character that they’ve thought about and explored in their imaginations. But one thing I really like about Superman fans is that they’re so open minded and excited and honest. There’s something beautiful about their enjoyment of it something very Superman like. Henry Cavill

The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle; reinvent. Build a tangled bank. Steven Johnson

I come from a middle class family, but we are open minded people. Kriti Sanon

At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

I’ve always loved to play games, and face it investing is one big game. You need to be decisive, open minded, flexible and competitive. Stanley Druckenmiller

Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling. Deborah Day

I’m someone who is open minded to new experiences because they teach you new things. Marilyn Manson

Always hear others out and remain open minded; the day you think you know everything is the day you have the most yet to learn. A.J. Darkholme

I’m very open minded. Maya Hawke

The thing is, it’s very dangerous to have a fixed idea. A person with a fixed idea will always find some way of convincing himself in the end that he is right. Atle Selberg

In all of my books, I’ve emphasized that the fundamental difference between civilized and indigenous ways of being is that, for even the most open minded of the civilized, listening to the natural world is a metaphor. Derrick Jensen

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea. Francis Bacon

My parents aren’t crazy conservative. They’re actually pretty open minded. But my grandparents are, and where I’m from, East Texas, is the Bible Belt. Kacey Musgraves

Open your mind to the world and the many different ways that can be found in it, before making hasty judgments of others. After all, the very same thing that you judge from where you are may very well be something totally different in meaning on the other side of the world. The problem with making hasty judgments is that it will emphasize your ignorance at the end of the day. C. JoyBell C.

One of the best paradoxes of leadership is a leader’s need to be both stubborn and open minded. A leader must insist on sticking to the vision and stay on course to the destination. But he must be open minded during the process. Simon Sinek

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The perception of other people and the intersubjective world is problematic only for adults. The child lives in a world which he unhesitatingly believes accessible to all around him. He has no awares of himself or of others as private subjectives, nor does he suspect that all of us, himself included, are limited to one certain point of view of the world. That is why he subjects neither his thoughts, in which he believes as they present themselves, to any sort of criticism. He has no knowledge of points of view. For him men are empty heads turned towards one single, self evident world where everything takes place, even dreams, which are, he thinks, in his room, and even thinking, since it is not distinct from words. Maurice Merleau Ponty

When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open minded It’s like hair color. It’s nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It’s not a subject. This was a very healthy attitude. Karl Lagerfeld

I’d always thought of myself as an open minded person. I had no patience with anyone who put down other kids because of their race, religion, or sexuality. But that’s just one kind of open mindedness. There’s another kind, too, the kind that’s willing to see people for who they really are and admit when you were wrong about them. That’s the part I still need to work on. Kelley Armstrong

Without an open minded mind, you can never be a great success. Martha Stewart

True love doesn’t spoil. Toba Beta

It is increasingly important to be open minded. Tucker Carlson

Flexibility requires an open mind and a welcoming of new alternatives. Deborah Day

The older I get, the less I know. By that I mean the less I am sure of. I view people with strong opinions on the big stuff with distrust. I don’t think we should have certain certainties on faith and politics; I think we should be open minded. Pam Ferris

I believe one of the most sacrificial acts of love adoptive parents can do is to give up their preconceptions and agendas about what their child’s views should be and be open to hear the conflicting emotions and thoughts their child often experiences. Sherrie Eldridge

Be open minded so you can always see the other side of the coin. Tony Hadley

It’s not about whether or not someone is a bigot, but whether or not the argument which that someone is arguing is worth being a bigot about. Criss Jami

My idea about the role of artists is to get people to look at things in a way that’s different than the way they normally would if they are being told how to think, what to do. I think when people receive information through art, they are more open minded. Shepard Fairey

Sit down before fact with an open mind. Be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads or you learn nothing. Don’t push out figures when facts are going in the opposite direction. Hyman G. Rickover

I’m constantly trying to grow as a musician, so when I listen to different things, I’m like, That’d be cool to do something like that, and I try to keep myself open minded. Tiffany Darwish

A high openness score means you’re open minded you see the world for what it is whereas a low openness score means you’re incredibly closed minded, and you see the world the way you want to see it, regardless of what is actually going on. Adeo Ressi

The problem with open mindedness is that it can become empty mindedness. Christopher Hitchens

Science at its best is an open minded method of inquiry, not a belief system. Rupert Sheldrake

Sex is as much about opening yourself and showing your sexuality to another human being as it is about allowing them to show you theirs. If you want your lover to expand their horizons with you, it’s vital that you give them the same courtesy of hearing their secrets without making them feel creepy about it. Roberto Hogue

I have been brought up open minded. If I didn’t know any people from other countries, I’d think everyone was evil based on news stories. But I know a lot of people, and know that there is no such thing as stark good and evil. Isn’t it possible there is the same amount of evil everywhere? Marjane Satrapi

A man who believes everything can be explained by science is just as ignorant as someone who believes everything can be explained by religion. Zack W. Van

If you are open minded and you let the universe come in, you never know where things might go. Adam Neumann

But having quills is a waste, even a double luxury when one can choose not to have quills but open hands. Friedrich Nietzsche

There’s always a message in my music, you just gotta be able to just sit there and be open minded. E-40

Don’t limit yourself, discover new areas of expertise. Sunday Adelaja

I don’t know that Five was a good person before he got stuck in the apocalypse, in a way that really made him a bit more open minded. Aidan Gallagher

People who are spiritually minded tend to suffer from anxiety and depression more. You know why? Because their eyes are open to a world that is in need of repair. They literally have an increased ability to feel the emotions of people around them. Osho Rajneesh

If the individual is to be happy in the contemporary order, he must be open minded with respect to new values and new arrangements. Thomas Cochrane

A bloated ego at any age is the biggest hurdle for active learning. Excessive self pride murders open mind. Krishna Sagar Rao

I feel lucky. I grew up in an open minded, multi cultural community in West Vancouver in Canada. There were people who had escaped some kind of oppression. Some of them were first generation immigrants, others were one or two generations back. Sarah Goldberg

We see their lack of education as an advantage. It means no one taught them what to think or how. Vincent H. O’Neil

I am under no illusion that yoga is the solution to all issues! That’s why I am a very open minded yogi. Mandy Ingber

Forget the troubles of the world and savor life’s pleasures. Vikrant Adams

Rather than knowing more, I think I’ve got more open minded. David Bailey

It’s not the size of the book that matters. It’s the motion of the thoughts and the feelings provoked. Monique Arge

I’m not a hard line Republican, because I’m a lot more open minded than that. James Denton

The most successful people are also the most able to change their mindsets. Gabrielle Zevin

My model for Kirk was Horatio Hornblower from the C.S. Forester sea stories. Shatner was open minded about science fiction and a marvelous choice. Gene Roddenberry

Asking antiracists to change their perspective on racism can be as destabilizing as asking racists to change their perspective on the races. Antiracists can be as doctrinaire in their view of racism as racists can be in their view of not racism. How can antiracists ask racists to open their minds and change when we are closed minded and unwilling to change? Ibram X. Kendi

Be very, very patient and very open minded, and listen to what people have to say. A. J. McLean

I give up the point for the present, reserving still a right to detract my opinion in case I shall hereafter discover any false step in my progress to it. George Berkeley

I’m very lucky to be working at NXT with coaches, especially Matt Bloom, who is open minded and a great ribber. Finn Balor

You can paint a wall, put nails in it, hang pictures on it. Even a wall is receptive, why can’t you? For once, absorb my words instead of reacting to them. Shunya

You have to be open minded, and you have to be critical, and you have to let go of your predispositions about what you’ve been told that doesn’t have foundations in evidence. Carl Hart

Open minded people just accept all of life’s perspectives and realities by doing their own thing in peace without judging anyone. Can’t say the same for the ones who force their beliefs on others. Donald Pillai

I’m open minded. Toto Wolff

Those who do not seek Wisdom do not see Wisdom, even when she passes them by; they see only that which appeals to their lusts and this substitute becomes their variation of Wisdom. Criss Jami

For me, growing up in Harlem and then migrating down to SoHo and the Lower East Side and chillin down there and making that my stomping ground. That was a big thing, because I’m from Harlem, and downtown is more artsy and also more open minded. So I got the best of both worlds. ASAP Rocky

Politics drive me crazy, and I don’t like talking politics. Politics get in the way of things; they get in the way of getting things done our philosophy is think for yourself at the end of the day do what you think feels right. I really believe that humans will survive. I have a lot of faith in mankind that we will overcome and adapt whatever it is; whether it’s man made or God made, or Earth Mother Nature we have a lot of smart people on this planet that will make something good out of bad. James Hetfield

Teenagers watch and listen to all kinds of things. It is the nature of being a teenager to seek out intense stuff. Stuff about death and sex and love and fear. Teenagers are the bravest, most curious, most philosophical, most open minded readers there are, which is why so many less than young adults like writing for them. Matt Haig

My mom is, for 89 years old, is extraordinarily open minded. Caitlyn Jenner

All our souls touch others in different ways. An open heart and mind are helpful in this journey through life. Phillip B. Chute

The fact that a man is open to being with an older woman suggests that he doesn’t give a hang what other people think of him. More likely, he’s confident, open minded and willing to make his own rules. Candace Bushnell

If you ever don’t see irony, it’s because you’re not seeing everything. Eric Hirzel

If someone is a straight jazzhead, or a straight metalhead, or straight classical, they have a very narrow range of what they allow into their lives. But the people who listen to what we put out into the world have to be open minded. Because we’re so pluralist. John Zorn

In addition to curiosity and a passion for innovation, the most successful journalists are also knowledgeable, creative, flexible, and open minded. Germany Kent

I’m open minded, willing to make changes and do other things. Chase Elliott

Curiosity fuels our knowledge and makes us wiser. The more curious we are, the more open minded we tend to be as human beings. Kei Kaiser

When you keep an open mind, possibilities are endless. Izey Victoria Odiase

African Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it’s just brainwashing and people not being open minded, pure and simple. Herman Cain

Successful people perform at the highest level of proficiency, are open minded, and are able to converse with a range of other individuals from various populations, cultures, and lifestyles. Germany Kent

My mom is very open minded and has made Dad open minded too. Ananya Birla

When walking into a system that is new to us, it can be more effective to be naïve to what others have thought, at least at first. If you are already certain of what the solution set of probabilities looks like, you lose some of what it is to be human. You lose access to truth, because the only way you will see what is true is if it is already a match for what you thought beforehand. This is a path that therefore cannot grow your understanding. Heather E. Heying

I don’t discriminate when it comes to melon. I’m very open minded. I really don’t mind; I can’t say I like any one better than the other. You can put them all in! A little melon mix salad, and I’m just in heaven. Paolo Nutini