No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes.
Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.
Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) British economist.
To innovate is not to reform.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.
As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.
You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.