Open Minded Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old open minded quotes, open minded sayings, and open minded proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The closed mind is a disease. You need to have an open mind; otherwise life will just pass you by.     

Danny Wallace

An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out.     

Virginia Hutchison

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

Martha Stewart

A fully open mind could shatter the skull in both directions.     

Henry Flynt

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.     

George Bernard Shaw

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.     

Richard Dawkins

If you don't go through life with an open mind, you will find a lot of closed doors.     

Mark W. Perrett

Many a person thinks he or she has an open mind, when it is merely vacant.     


Until the mind is open, the heart stays closed. The open mind is the key to the open heart.     

Byron Katie

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.     

Frank Zappa

An open mind is better than a clenched fist.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.     

Terry Pratchett

Open your mind before your mouth.     


Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind.     

Gail Rubin Bereny

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.     

Albert Einstein

An open-minded person sees life without boundaries, whereas a close-minded person can only see what's beyond their eyes.     

Kaoru Shinmon

An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.     

Mark Twain

If you cannot be open-minded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you.     

Bryant McGill

If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.     

Natalie Clifford Barney

Only an open mind is big enough to contain the secrets of the universe.     

Vera Stanley Alder

An open mind but not an empty head.     

Edward Tufte

I don't need other people to have an open mind for me to be happy. I'm the only one who needs an open mind.     

Byron Katie

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

Christopher Hitchens

An open mind is a prerequisite to an open heart.     

Robert M. Sapolsky

There is a distinct difference between having an open mind and having a hole in your head from which your brain leaks out.     

James Randi

An open mind is as welcoming as an open door.     

Nick Lopez

An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in.     

Mike Hernacki

In order to keep an open mind, I am trying to avoid learning anything.     

Ashleigh Brilliant

Beware: open-mindedness will often say, 'Everything is permissible except a sharp opinion.     

Criss Jami

A mind once opened never closes.