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Invention quotes by Francis Bacon
#1. Those experiments be not only esteemed which have an immediate and present use, but those principally which are of most universal consequence for invention of other experiments, and those which give more light to the invention of causes; for the invention of the mariner's needle, which giveth the direction, is of no less benefit for navigation than the invention of the sails, which give the motion. #Quote by Francis Bacon
Invention quotes by Eduardo J. Padron
#2. Community colleges are the great American invention in terms of education, #Quote by Eduardo J. Padron
Invention quotes by A.E. Samaan
#3. Throw an idea into the world and its impact will ripple and reverberate beyond your side of the shore. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Invention quotes by Jimi Hendrix
#4. If there's a new idea, a new invention, or a new gas, or a new whatever you know, It should be brought at least into the open instead of carrying these same old burdens around with you. #Quote by Jimi Hendrix
Invention quotes by John Marsden
#5. All these words, words like 'evil' and 'vicious', they meant nothing to Nature. Yes, evil was a human invention. #Quote by John Marsden
Invention quotes by Samuel Beckett
#6. The confusion is not my invention. We cannot listen to a conversation for five minutes without being aware of the confusion. It is all around us and our only chance now is to let it in. The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess. It is not a mess you can make sense of. #Quote by Samuel Beckett
Invention quotes by Phillip Gary Smith
#7. Discovery's friend is creativity #Quote by Phillip Gary Smith
Invention quotes by Arthur Miller
#8. By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, and between men and Man. Drama is akin to the other inventions of man in that it ought to help us to know more, and not merely to spend our feelings. #Quote by Arthur Miller
Invention quotes by Brian Solis
#9. Experiences are everything. And businesses must create experiences that mean something. If necessity is the mother of invention, then vision is the father of innovation. #Quote by Brian Solis
Invention quotes by James Payn
#10. A man with an invention on which he has spent his life, but has no means to get it developed for the good of humanity - or even patented for himself - must feel the pinch of poverty very acutely. #Quote by James Payn
Invention quotes by Conan O'Brien
#11. It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It's not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention. #Quote by Conan O'Brien
Invention quotes by Margaret Atwood
#12. This is the kind we like best. They have a certain gaiety to them, a power of invention, they don't care what people think. They have escaped, though what it is they've escaped from isn't clear to us. We think that their bizarre costumes, their verbal ties, are chosen, and that when the time comes we also will be free to choose. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Invention quotes by Thomas Paine
#13. Liberty and Property are words expressing all those of our possessions which are not of an intellectual nature. There are two kinds of property. Firstly, natural property, or that which comes to us from the Creator of the universe-such as the earth, air, water. Secondly, artificial or acquired property-the invention of men. In the latter, equality is impossible; for to distribute it equally it would be necessary that all should have contributed in the same proportion, which can never be the case; and this being the case, every individual would hold on to his own property, as his right share. Equality of natural property is the subject of this little essay. Every individual in the world is born therein with legitimate claims on a certain kind of property, or its equivalent. -Agrarian Justice #Quote by Thomas Paine
Invention quotes by Ben Affleck
#14. Just because a lot of people know something nominal doesn't make it important. A lot of people know what a pencil sharpener is, but that doesn't make it the most important invention of the 20th century. #Quote by Ben Affleck
Invention quotes by Tom DeMarco
#15. What I call bankruptcy of inventiveness is often the result of a failure to set aside the resources necessary to let invention happen. The principal resource needed for invention is slack. When companies can't invent, it's usually because their people are too damn busy. #Quote by Tom DeMarco
Invention quotes by Shannon Duffy
#16. The time before our bodies were upgraded to sync with the amazing invention called the Dreamscape. Thirty-eight years ago, people actually had to fall asleep on their own, and sometimes, they would toss and turn for hours. #Quote by Shannon Duffy
Invention quotes by Don Mihsill
#17. I do not know if this is love
or what love is
or if love's a thing, if it can be
worn like an old coat, or felt
like harsh fabric on naked flesh, or
if it is a sensation, like that first time
the brakes of my bike failed while riding downhill or
the climax of masturbation, or
if love is an invention, and we all
manufacture our own versions -
some bright, some dull, some marbled,
but all with labels and stickers
that say: this is love.

I do not know what love is
or if I can say what I think love is,
could be or should be. If we were
to ever sit on the marble floor,
on one of those dry, electricity free, 45 degree
Delhi nights, sharing a drink of Old Monk's
and I were to tell you that this is love,
slap me for I would either be drunk or a liar.
and if i were drunk, I won't be drunk on love or your loving
for I don't know what love is or if it can be known.

Maybe, one night, after thirty years of searching
for what love means, we will sit outside -
you and I -
amidst the debris of our meanderings,
our bent backs resting
on the rusted iron railing,
our skin pimpled, throats scratched
from prayers uttered to absent gods and
we would be in love and believe that love is this:

love is all the spaces, non-events,
the unspoken words and everything
in between the first second of these
thirty years #Quote by Don Mihsill
Invention quotes by Charles Yu
#18. ......cut us off from our families, our history. So we made it our own place - Chinatown. A place for preservation and self-preservation; give them what they feel what's right, is safe; make it fit the idea of what is out there..Chinatown and indeed being chinese is and always has been, from the very beginning a construction,a performance of features, gestures, culture and exoticism, invention/reinvention of stylization. #Quote by Charles Yu
Invention quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#19. Chess problems demand from the composer the same virtues that characterize all worthwhile art: originality, invention, conciseness, harmony, complexity, and splendid insincerity #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Invention quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#20. The nineteenth century was the last moment in history when a relatively educated layperson could follow what was going on in the world of science and invention to a wide degree. Also, there were no "professionals". This was a time when amateur explorers, naturalists and enthusiasts were are still making major contributions to progress. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Invention quotes by Erica Jong
#21. I thought of the nameless inventor of the bathtub. I was somehow sure it was a woman. And was the inventor of the bathtub plug a man? #Quote by Erica Jong
Invention quotes by Don DeLillo
#22. I am aware that when we see something, we are getting only a measure of information, a sense, an inkling of what is really there to see. I don't know the details or the terminology but I do know that the optic nerve is not telling the full truth. We're seeing only intimations. The rest is our invention, our way of constructing what is actual, if there is any such thing, philosophically, that we can call actual. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Invention quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#23. Creativity does not belong exclusively to professional artists and geniuses; it is the birthright of every single human being. Creativity is our common heritage. You don't need to quit your job and move to Paris in order to lay claim to this heritage - all you have to do is clear some space in your life for whimsy, invention, sensory pleasure, and play. Most of all, you have to learn how to follow your curiosity more than your fear. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Invention quotes by Mamur Mustapha
#24. Only the victor gets to write history; where half of the facts are distorted and the other half invented. #Quote by Mamur Mustapha
Invention quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#25. Ah,' said the journalist, 'so the entire thing is your own invention. I thought it was true because you gave the name of the street.' I did not dare tell him that the naming of streets is not much of a feat. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Invention quotes by Alain Robbe-Grillet
#26. Memory belongs to the imagination. Human memory is not like a computer which records things; it is part of the imaginative process, on the same terms as invention. #Quote by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Invention quotes by Stephen Richards
#27. There are no new inventions, only new discoveries. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Invention quotes by Henry Miller
#28. Christ will never more come down to earth nor will there be any law-giver, nor will murder cease nor theft, nor rape, and yet ... and yet one expects something, something terrifyingly marvellous and absurd, perhaps a cold lobster with mayonnaise served gratis, perhaps an invention, like the electric light, like television, only more devastating, more soul rending, an invention unthinkable that will bring a shattering calm and void, not the calm and void of death but of life such as the monks dreamed, such as is dreamed still in the Himalayas, in Tibet, in Lahore, in the Aleutian Islands, in Polynesia, in Easter Island, the dream of men before the flood, before the word was written, the dream of cave men and anthropophagists, of those with double sex and short tails, of those who are said to be crazy and have no way of defending themselves because they are outnumbered by those who are not crazy. #Quote by Henry Miller
Invention quotes by Paul Hawken
#29. The promise of business is to increase the general well-being of humankind through service, a creative invention and ethical philosophy. #Quote by Paul Hawken
Invention quotes by Thomas Heatherwick
#30. I have a strong sense that every project is an invention, which is not a word I hear being used in architecture courses. #Quote by Thomas Heatherwick
Invention quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#31. We must learn to love, learn to be kind, and this from the earliest youth; if education or chance give us no opportunity to practice these feelings, our soul becomes dry and unsuited even to understanding the tender inventions of loving people. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Invention quotes by David Sacks
#32. The alphabet was an invention below stairs. #Quote by David Sacks
Invention quotes by Paul Watzlawick
#33. In other words, what is supposedly found is an invention whose inventor is unaware of his act of invention, who considers it as something that exists independently of him; the invention then becomes the basis of his world view and actions. #Quote by Paul Watzlawick
Invention quotes by Amrendra
#34. Almost every intelligent invention is started with a stupid step. #Quote by Amrendra
Invention quotes by Mikhail Kalashnikov
#35. I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists. #Quote by Mikhail Kalashnikov
Invention quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci
#36. The Book of the science of Mechanics must precede the Book of useful inventions. #Quote by Leonardo Da Vinci
Invention quotes by David Downie
#37. Depending on which flavor of academic scholarship you prefer, that age had its roots in the Renaissance or Mannerist periods in Germany, England, and Italy. It first bloomed in France in the garden of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the 1780s. Others point to François-René de Chateaubriand's château circa 1800 or Victor Hugo's Paris apartments in the 1820s and '30s. The time frame depends on who you ask. All agree Romanticism reached its apogee in Paris in the 1820s to 1840s before fading, according to some circa 1850 to make way for the anti-Romantic Napoléon III and the Second Empire, according to others in the 1880s when the late Romantic Decadents took over. Yet others say the period stretched until 1914 - conveniently enduring through the debauched Belle Époque before expiring in time for World War I and the arrival of that other perennial of the pigeonhole specialists, modernism.

There are those, however, who look beyond dates and tags and believe the Romantic spirit never died, that it overflowed, spread, fractured, came back together again like the Seine around its islands, morphed into other isms, changed its name and address dozens of times as Nadar and Balzac did and, like a phantom or vampire or other supernatural invention of the Romantic Age, it thrives today in billions of brains and hearts. The mother ship, the source, the living shrine of Romanticism remains the city of Paris. #Quote by David Downie
Invention quotes by William Wycherley
#38. Necessity, mother of invention. #Quote by William Wycherley
Invention quotes by Richard Barcellos
#39. Divine impassibility is not some arbitrary invention, due to the quirkiness of theologians, but it points instead to the intensely mysterious character of God. Understanding even a little of such grandeur taxes our minds, and stretches our thinking, leading us to use language that Scripture itself uses- negative language, to say what God is not, and metaphorical language to portray the ways that God deals with us in creation and redemption, and stretched language to attempt to do justice to God's supreme eminence".

Confessing the Impassible God, pg. 23-24 #Quote by Richard Barcellos
Invention quotes by Barbara Kruger
#40. The place of the arts in the classroom is essential in encouraging invention, ambition, and an understanding of the importance and pleasures of living an examined life, #Quote by Barbara Kruger
Invention quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#41. GUNPOWDER, n. An agency employed by civilized nations for the settlement of disputes which might become troublesome if left unadjusted. By most writers the invention of gunpowder is ascribed to the Chinese, but not upon very convincing evidence. Milton says it was invented by the devil to dispel angels with, and this opinion seems to derive some support from the scarcity of angels. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Invention quotes by Henri Matisse
#42. The sign for which I forge an image has no value if it doesn't harmonize with other signs, which I must determine in the course of my invention and which are completely peculiar to it. #Quote by Henri Matisse
Invention quotes by Andrea Pirlo
#43. After the wheel, the best invention is the PlayStation. #Quote by Andrea Pirlo
Invention quotes by Ben Goldacre
#44. The detox phenomenon is interesting because it represents one of the most grandiose innovations of marketers, lifestyle gurus, and alternative therapists: the invention of a whole new physiological process. In terms of basic human biochemistry, detox is a meaningless concept. It doesn't cleave nature at the joints. There is nothing on the "detox system" in a medical textbook. That burgers and beer can have negative effects on your body is certainly true, for a number of reasons; but the notion that they leave a specific residue, which can be extruded by a specific process, a physiological system called detox, is a marketing invention. #Quote by Ben Goldacre
Invention quotes by Lady Gaga
#45. You are a legend. Your self-invention matters. You are the artist of your own life. #Quote by Lady Gaga
Invention quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#46. Getting fired from work gives you the zeal to make your own inventions #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Invention quotes by Edmund Burke
#47. The credulity of dupes is as inexhaustible as the invention of knaves. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Invention quotes by Vincent Price
#48. The jet is a great invention. Besides being a world shrinker, par excellence, it has much of the quality and charm of a roller coaster. And it's big. Once, years ago, on a ten-stop, cross-country air trip, I turned to the man next to me and said, quite genuinely: What keeps these big goddam things up in the air? #Quote by Vincent Price
Invention quotes by Jacob Bronowski
#49. Astronomy is not the apex of science or of invention. But it is a test of the cast of temperament and mind that underlies a culture. #Quote by Jacob Bronowski
Invention quotes by Luella Christie
#50. He wanted to start from the top while he knew nothing of the beginning and that was why he was always swimming at the bottom. He liked to think he was an entrepreneur and was even on Dragon's Den with the silliest invention ever: a machine to scratch his back. Why don't you just reach out, you lazy twit? #Quote by Luella Christie
Invention quotes by Philippa Perry
#51. Plasticity is an intrinsic property of the human brain and represents evolution's invention to enable the nervous system to escape the restrictions of its own genome and thus adapt to environmental pressures, physiologic changes, and experiences. #Quote by Philippa Perry
Invention quotes by Archimedes
#52. Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth. #Quote by Archimedes
Invention quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#53. Anger warms the invention, but overheats the oven. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Invention quotes by Rachel Caine
#54. Silver nitrate and water in a super soaker," he told her. "My own invention. Ought to be good at twenty feet, kind of like wasp spray."
Oh. "You get me the nicest things."
"Anybody can get jewelry. Posers #Quote by Rachel Caine
Invention quotes by Jane Garmey
#55. Because a garden mean constantly making choices, it offers almost limitless possibilities for surprise and satisfaction. #Quote by Jane Garmey
Invention quotes by Milton Berle
#56. Radio ... that wonderful invention by which I can reach millions of people ... who fortunately can't reach me. #Quote by Milton Berle
Invention quotes by Richard Steele
#57. A lie is troublesome, and sets a man's invention upon the rack, and one trick needs a great many more to make it good. #Quote by Richard Steele
Invention quotes by George Orwell
#58. As a whole the world is more primitive today than it was fifty years ago. Certain backward areas have advanced, and various devices, always in some way connected with warfare and police espionage, have been developed, but experiment and invention have largely stopped, and the ravages of the atomic war of the Nineteen-fifties have never been fully repaired. #Quote by George Orwell
Invention quotes by Chester Carlson
#59. Work outside of school hours was a necessity at an early age, and with such time as I had I turned toward interests of my own devising, making things, experimenting, and planning for the future. I had read of Thomas Alva Edison and other successful inventors, and the idea of making an invention appealed to me as one of the few available means to accomplish a change in one's economic status, while at the same time bringing to focus my interest in technical things and making it possible to make a contribution to society as well. #Quote by Chester Carlson
Invention quotes by George Burns
#60. I'm onstage for an hour.I do an hour of stand-up. Actually, I do 10 minutes standing up and 50 minutes sitting in a chair. Oh, occasionally, I stand up again to do a dance or put over a song. But mostly I sit down. A great invention, sitting down. #Quote by George Burns
Invention quotes by Paullina Simons
#61. Time.
It was just a human invention. Like numbers. Like measuring things. Just something humans invented to make life a little easier, to order life into manageable blocks, to ease their minds around unmanageable things, to help them with infinity. #Quote by Paullina Simons
Invention quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#62. Never despise the talents you have. It is by them that you will do something that has not yet come into existence until you were born. #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Invention quotes by Nikola Tesla
#63. If the genius of invention were to reveal to-morrow the secret of immortality, of eternal beauty and youth, for which all humanity is aching, the same inexorable agents which prevent a mass from changing suddenly its velocity would likewise resist the force of the new knowledge until time gradually modifies human thought. #Quote by Nikola Tesla
Invention quotes by James Salter
#64. Man was very fortunate to have invented the book. Without it, the past would completely vanish, and we would be left with nothing, we would be naked on earth. #Quote by James Salter
Invention quotes by Bill Watterson
#65. Mothers are the necessity of invention. #Quote by Bill Watterson
Invention quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#66. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. #Quote by Thomas A. Edison
Invention quotes by Stanislaw Ulam
#67. Even the simplest calculation in the purest mathematics can have terrible consequences. Without the invention of the infinitesimal calculus most of our technology would have been impossible. Should we say therefore that calculus is bad? #Quote by Stanislaw Ulam
Invention quotes by Willis R. Whitney
#68. Necessity is not the mother of invention. Knowledge and experiment are its parents. It sometimes happens that successful search is made for unknown materials to fill well-recognized and predetermined requirements. It more often happens that the acquirement of knowledge of the previously unknown properties of a material suggests its trial for some new use. These facts strongly indicate the value of knowledge of properties of materials and indicate a way for research. #Quote by Willis R. Whitney
Invention quotes by Carrie  King
#69. Grandchildren are the best Invention since Apples #Quote by Carrie King
Invention quotes by V.A. Menon
#70. Life, a miracle of nature,
an evolved molecule of matter,
blossomed in the vast expanse of oceans.
Methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water vapor
When joined under the radio-active sun,
The molecules of non living matter underwent
massive changes and became live.
It's this accident that made the molecule of protein,
Which even Stanley Miller reproduced in lab.
Evolution went on, and on and changed ,
from amoeba to dinosaurs, from ape to man,
It was an amazing architecture of nature ,
Which still continue improving human brain.
The amazing creation nature, the man,
kept on exploring the mysteries of nature,
and succeeded in duplicating nature's marvel
through his latest invention - the cloning,
and succeeded in decoding even the genetic code.
Still we have to salute the mother nature,
which has many more mysteries in store!. #Quote by V.A. Menon
Invention quotes by Adam Smith
#71. The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same, has no occasion to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties which never occur. He naturally loses, therefore, the habit of such exertion, and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become. #Quote by Adam Smith
Invention quotes by Gunter Grass
#72. Grownups have it in them to be creative, and sometimes, with the help of ambition, hard work, and a bit of luck they actually are, but being grownups, they have no sooner created some epoch-making invention than they become a slave to it. #Quote by Gunter Grass
Invention quotes by David Hume
#73. Justice is a moral virtue, merely because it has that tendency to the good of mankind, and indeed is nothing but an artificial invention to that purpose. The same may be said of allegiance, of the laws of nations, of modesty, and of good manners. All these are mere human contrivances for the interest of society. #Quote by David Hume
Invention quotes by Stephen Smale
#74. An announcement of [Christopher] Zeeman's lecture at Northwestern University in the spring of 1977 contains a quote describing catastrophe theory as the most important development in mathematics since the invention of calculus 300 years ago. #Quote by Stephen Smale
Invention quotes by Jose Saramago
#75. The objectivity of the narrator is a modern invention, we need only reflect that our Lord God didn't want it in his book. #Quote by Jose Saramago
Invention quotes by James Surowiecki
#76. Intellectual-property rules are clearly necessary to spur innovation: if every invention could be stolen, or every new drug immediately copied, few people would invest in innovation. But too much protection can strangle competition and can limit what economists call 'incremental innovation' - innovations that build, in some way, on others. #Quote by James Surowiecki
Invention quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#77. Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Invention quotes by Raven Grimassi
#78. I view Witchcraft as a religion that has evolved over the centuries. I do not consider Witchcraft to be a modern invention. Instead I deal with it in my writings as a Mystery Tradition with long roots to the past. It has always been my position that we don't need an ancient tradition in order to be validated. We just happen to have one. #Quote by Raven Grimassi
Invention quotes by Saul Bellow
#79. Beauty is not a human invention. #Quote by Saul Bellow
Invention quotes by David Batstone
#80. I am an entrepreneur and my goal is to create invention to the solution of human trafficking and extreme poverty. #Quote by David Batstone
Invention quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#81. The Sputnik is just to me like a firework, a rocket, a new invention. #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Invention quotes by Agatha Christie
#82. I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Invention quotes by Thiruman Archunan
#83. Love is a discovery, God is an invention. #Quote by Thiruman Archunan
Invention quotes by Richard Branson
#84. Values cannot be speedily forgotten if it is inconvenient or commercially expedient. Values have to have meaning and longevity; otherwise they are valueless. You cannot embrace innovation up to a point or only sometimes. Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking cords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful. #Quote by Richard Branson
Invention quotes by June Millington
#85. We had to be our own mothers of invention, in many senses of the word. #Quote by June Millington
Invention quotes by Henry Miller
#86. The creative life! Ascension. Passing beyond oneself. Rocketing out into the blue, grasping at flying ladders, mounting, soaring, lifting the world up by the scalp, rousing the angels from their ethereal lairs, drowning in stellar depths, clinging to the tails of comets. Nietzsche had written of it ecstatically - and then swooned forward into the mirror to die in root and flower. «Stairs and contradictory stairs,» he wrote, and then suddenly there was no longer any bottom; the mind, like a splintered diamond, was pulverized by the hammer−blows of truth. There was a time when I acted as my father's keeper. I was left alone for long hours, cooped up in the little booth which we used as an office. While he was drinking with his cronies I was feeding from the bottle of creative life. My companions were the free spirits, the overlords of the soul. The young man sitting there in the mingy yellow light became completely unhinged; he lived in the crevices of great thoughts, crouched like a hermit in the barren folds of a lofty mountain range. From truth he passed to imagination and from imagination to invention. At this last portal, through which there is no return, fear beset him. To venture farther was to wander alone, to rely wholly upon oneself. The purpose of discipline is to promote freedom. But freedom leads to infinity and infinity is terrifying. Then arose the comforting thought of stopping at the brink, of setting down in words the mysteries of impulsion, compulsion, propu #Quote by Henry Miller
Invention quotes by Daphne Du Maurier
#87. If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again. #Quote by Daphne Du Maurier
Invention quotes by George Grosz
#88. In 1916, when Johnny Heartfield and I invented photomontage in my studio at the south end of the town at five o'clock one May morning, we had no idea of the immense possibilities, or of the thorny but successful career, that awaited the new invention. On a piece of cardboard we pasted a mishmash of advertisements for hernia belts, student song books and dog food, labels from schnaps and wine bottles, and photographs from picture papers, cut up at will in such a way as to say, in pictures, what would have been banned by the censors if we had said it in words. #Quote by George Grosz
Invention quotes by Caitlin Moran
#89. It's amazing to me that it's still considered a notable, commendable trait –'Oh, she's a well-known feminist' –in a woman, or a girl, or a man, or a boy. That that is the unusual thing. Really, it should be the reverse. Rather than what seems like a minority having to spend time, energy, brain and heart explaining why they're 'into' equality, the majority should be explaining why they're not. You put the time into explaining why –in a world where every concept of justice, wisdom, progress and rightness is a human invention –we still prefer the human concept of 'some people being inferior to others' over 'this is a vast, inky, cold, empty universe, and in it, we are the only humans that exist, all sharing a tiny milky green/ blue world, and faced with a multitude of problems, and an infinite capacity for joy, and should therefore try and stick together and accord each other some respect'. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Invention quotes by Laura Ingalls Wilder
#90. That machine's a great invention!" he said. "Other folks can stick to old-fashioned ways if they want to, but I'm all for progress. It's a great age we're living in. As long as I raise wheat, I'm going to have a machine come and thresh it, if there's one anywhere in the neighborhood. #Quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Invention quotes by Thomas Paine
#91. Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the Heathens, from whom the children of Israel copied the custom. It was the most prosperous invention the Devil ever set on foot for the promotion of idolatry. The Heathens paid divine honours to their deceased kings, and the Christian world hath improved on the plan, by doing the same to their living ones. How impious is the title of sacred majesty applied to a worm, who in the midst of his splendor is crumbling into dust! #Quote by Thomas Paine
Invention quotes by Red Smith
#92. Now it is done. Now the story ends. And there is no way to tell it. The art of fiction is dead. Reality has strangled invention. #Quote by Red Smith
Invention quotes by Toba Beta
#93. The way of war
was the invention
of heavenly beings. #Quote by Toba Beta
Invention quotes by Edmund Clarence Stedman
#94. Progress comes by experiment, and this from ennui that leads to voyages, wars, revolutions, and plainly to change in the arts of expression; that cries out to the imagination, and is the nurse of the invention whereof we term necessity the mother. #Quote by Edmund Clarence Stedman
Invention quotes by Wendell Phillips
#95. Take the whole range of imaginative literature, and we are all wholesale borrowers. In every matter that relates to invention, to use, or beauty or form, we are borrowers. #Quote by Wendell Phillips
Invention quotes by Michael Ondaatje
#96. ... Even the idea of a city never entered his mind. It was as if he had walked under the millimeter of haze just above the inked fibers of a map, that pure zone between land and chart, between distances and legends, between nature and storyteller. The place they had chosen to come to, to be their best selves, to be unconscious of ancestry. Here, apart from the sun compass and the odometer mileage, and the book, he was alone, his own invention. He knew during these times how the mirage worked, the fata morgana, for he was within it. #Quote by Michael Ondaatje
Invention quotes by Ben Jonson
#97. Whosoever loves not picture is injurious to truth, and all the wisdom of poetry. Picture is the invention of heaven, the most ancient and most akin to nature. It is itself a silent work, and always one and the same habit. #Quote by Ben Jonson
Invention quotes by Susanne Katherina Langer
#98. In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth. #Quote by Susanne Katherina Langer
Invention quotes by Fereidoon Yazdi
#99. Language is almost the most unique creation of humankind which defines itself; the alternative way of communication/comprehension/conception, yet overusing any invention, can cause Alienation. #Quote by Fereidoon Yazdi
Invention quotes by Herman Melville
#100. The fiendlike skill we display in the invention of all manner of death-dealing engines, the vindictiveness with which we carry on our wars, and the misery and desolation that follow in their train, are enough of themselves to distinguish the white civilized man as the most ferocious animal on the face of the earth. #Quote by Herman Melville
Invention quotes by Oscar Wilde
#101. For the great eras in the history of the development of all the arts have been eras not of increased feeling or enthusiasm in feeling for art, but of new technical improvements primarily and specially. The discovery of marble quarries in the purple ravines of Pentelicus and on the little low-lying hills of the island of Paros gave to the Greeks the opportunity for that intensified vitality of action, that more sensuous and simple humanism, to which the Egyptian sculptor working laboriously in the hard porphyry and rose-coloured granite of the desert could not attain. The splendour of the Venetian school began with the introduction of the new oil medium for painting. The progress in modern music has been due to the invention of new instruments entirely, and in no way to an increased consciousness on the part of the musician of any wider social aim. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Invention quotes by Steve Toltz
#102. I've been labelled many times - a criminal, an anarchist, a rebel, sometimes human garbage, but never a philosopher, which is a pity because that's what I am. I chose a life apart from the common flow, not only because the common flow makes me sick but because I question the logic of the flow, and not only that - I don't know if the flow exists! Why should I chain myself to the wheel when the wheel itself might be a construct, an invention, a common dream to enslave us? #Quote by Steve Toltz
Invention quotes by Tomas Luis De Victoria
#103. Music is not man's invention, but his heritage from the blessed spirits. #Quote by Tomas Luis De Victoria
Invention quotes by Nathan Milstein
#104. It's no use practicing too much. First you have to find out how to do it best. You have to be able to invent ways of doing better. Not only practice; obviously you have to practice. But to invent things how to do better. If somebody doesn't know what invention means, he should stop violin playing! You can't explain everything ... Not practicing only: Think how to achieve quality. #Quote by Nathan Milstein
Invention quotes by Karen Thompson Walker
#105. But doesn't every precious era feel like fiction once it's gone? After a while, certain vestigial sayings are all that remain. Decades after the invention of the automobile, for instance, we continue to warn each other not to 'put the cart before the horse'. So, too, we do still have 'day'dreams and 'night'mares, and the early-morning clock hours are still known colloquially (if increasing mysteriously) as 'the crack of dawn'. Similarly, even as they grew apart, my parents never stopped calling each other 'sweetheart'. #Quote by Karen Thompson Walker
Invention quotes by Jeff Bezos
#106. Invention is by its very nature disruptive. If you want to be understood at all times, then don't do anything new. #Quote by Jeff Bezos
Invention quotes by David Sedaris
#107. Now it seems cruel, abusive even, but this all happened before the invention of self-esteem, which, frankly, I think is a little overrated. #Quote by David Sedaris
Invention quotes by David Daiches
#108. Historically, the language we call Scots was a development of the Anglian speech of the Northumbrians who established their kingdom of Bernicia as far north as the Firth of Forth in the seventh century. This northern Anglo-Saxon language flourished in Lowland Scotland and emerged into a distinct language on its own, capable of rich expansion by borrowing from Latin, French and other sources with its own grammatical forms and methods of borrowing. By the time of the Makars of the fifteenth century it was a highly sophisticated poetic language, based on the spoken speech of the people, but enriched by many kinds of expansion, invention and 'aureation'. Distinct from literary English, but having much in common with it, literary Scots took its place in the late Middle Ages as one of the great literary languages of Europe. #Quote by David Daiches
Invention quotes by Arthur Koestler
#109. But the history of science teaches that most discoveries were made by several people independently from each other, at more or less the same time; and this fact alone (apart from all other considerations) is sufficient to show that when the time is ripe for a given type of invention or discovery, the favourable chance event which sparks it off is bound to occur sooner or later. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Invention quotes by Karlheinz Stockhausen
#110. But I'm an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery. #Quote by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Invention quotes by Steve Lacy
#111. Some people really want to play Mozart and be just performers. I was more interested in invention. #Quote by Steve Lacy
Invention quotes by Bill Bryson
#112. Germans are flummoxed by humor, the Swiss have no concept of fun, the Spanish think there is nothing at all ridiculous about eating dinner at midnight, and the Italians should never, ever have been let in on the invention of the motor car. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Invention quotes by William Shakespeare
#113. "Fair, kind, and true" is all my argument,
"Fair, kind, and true" varying to other words;
And in this change is my invention spent,
Three themes in one, which wondrous scope affords. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Invention quotes by Igor Stravinsky
#114. We have a duty towards music, namely, to invent it. #Quote by Igor Stravinsky
Invention quotes by William Morton Wheeler
#115. But if the ants are not despondent because they have failed to produce a new social invention or convention in 65 million years, why should we be discouraged because some of our institutions and castes have not been able to evolve a new idea in the past fifty centuries? #Quote by William Morton Wheeler
Invention quotes by Dorothy West
#116. Once various forms were signed, I was separated from my free will, led down the corridors into a room which was now to be the boundary of my existence, told to surrender my clothes, handed that comic invention, the hospital gown, and sent to bed in broad daylight like a child being stripped of her privileges. #Quote by Dorothy West
Invention quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#117. The girls put their wits to work, and - necessity being the mother of invention - made whatever they needed. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Invention quotes by Booker T. Washington
#118. Frederick Douglass, of sainted memory, once, in addressing his race, used these words: "We are to prove that we can better our own condition. One way to do this is to accumulate property. This may sound to you like a new gospel. You have been accustomed to hear that money is the root of all evil, etc. On the other hand, property - money, if you please - will purchase for us the only condition by which any people can rise to the dignity of genuine manhood; for without property there can be no leisure, without leisure there can be no thought, without thought there can be no invention, without invention there can be no progress. #Quote by Booker T. Washington
Invention quotes by Ninon De L'Enclos
#119. Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention. #Quote by Ninon De L'Enclos
Invention quotes by Christopher Dunn
#120. Modern electrical power distribution technology is largely the fruit of the labors of two men - Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Compared with Edison, Tesla is relatively unknown, yet he invented the alternating electric current generation and distribution system that supplanted Edison's direct current technology and that is the system currently in use today. Tesla also had a vision of delivering electricity to the world that was revolutionary and unique. If his research had come to fruition, the technological landscape would be entirely different than it is today. Power lines and the insulated towers that carry them over thousands of country and city miles would not distract our view. Tesla believed that by using the electrical potential of the Earth, it would be possible to transmit electricity through the Earth and the atmosphere without using wires. With suitable receiving devices, the electricity could be used in remote parts of the planet. Along with the transmission of electricity, Tesla proposed a system of global communication, following an inspired realization that, to electricity, the Earth was nothing more than a small, round metal ball.
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With $150,000 in financial support from J. Pierpont Morgan and other backers, Tesla built a radio transmission tower at Wardenclyffe, Long Island, that promised - along with other less widely popular benefits - to provide communication to people in the far corners of the world who needed no more than a handheld rece #Quote by Christopher Dunn
Invention quotes by David Von Drehle
#121. Exploration and invention were the two faces on the coin of progress, and progress was the spirit of the age #Quote by David Von Drehle
Invention quotes by Gore Vidal
#122. Nothing that Shakespeare ever invented was to equal Lincoln's invention of himself and, in the process, us. #Quote by Gore Vidal
Invention quotes by Voltaire
#123. Descartes constructed as noble a road of science, from the point at which he found geometry to that to which he carried it, as Newton himself did after him ... He carried this spirit of geometry and invention into optics, which under him became a completely new art. #Quote by Voltaire
Invention quotes by Christopher Ryan
#124. Poverty is not a certain small amount of goods, nor is it just a relation between means and ends; above all it is a relation between people. Poverty is a social status. As such it is the invention of civilization. Socrates made the same point 2,400 years ago: He is richest who is content with least, for contentment is the wealth of nature. #Quote by Christopher Ryan
Invention quotes by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
#125. Think for a moment of the great agents and engines of our civilization, and then think what shadowy ideas they all once were. The wheels of the steamship turned as swiftly as they do now, but as silent and unsubstantial as the motions of the inventor's thought; and in the noiseless loom of his meditation were woven the sinews of the printing-press, whose thunder shakes the world. #Quote by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Invention quotes by Marty Rubin
#126. Novelists invent characters; poets invent themselves. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Invention quotes by Steven Pressfield
#127. Muse, We are servants of the Mystery. We were put here on earth to act as agents of the Infinite, to bring into existence that which is not yet, but which will be, through us. Every breath we take, every heartbeat, every evolution of every cell comes from God and is sustained by God every second, just as every creation, invention, every bar of music or line of verse, every thought, vision, fantasy, every dumb-ass flop and stroke of genius comes from that infinite intelligence that created us and the universe in all its dimensions, out of the Void, the field of infinite potential, primal chaos, the Muse. To acknowledge that reality, to efface all ego, to let the work come through us and give it back freely to its source, that, in my opinion, is as true to reality as it gets. #Quote by Steven Pressfield
Invention quotes by Heinz Von Foerster
#128. The environment as we perceive it is our invention, #Quote by Heinz Von Foerster
Invention quotes by Shlomo Sand
#129. the term "Land of Israel" was a later Christian and rabbinical invention that was theological, and by no means political in nature. Indeed, we can cautiously posit that the name first appeared in the New Testament in the Gospel of Matthew. #Quote by Shlomo Sand
Invention quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#130. It is the friction of two spiritual things, of tradition and invention, or of substance and symbol, from which the mind takes fire. The creeds condemned as complex have something like the secret of sex; they can breed thoughts. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Invention quotes by Steve Jobs
#131. I think death is the most wonderful invention of life. It purges the system of these old models that are obsolete. #Quote by Steve Jobs
Invention quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#132. That, as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Invention quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#133. You cannot show real respect to your parents by perpetuating their errors ... Do you consider that the inventor of a steel plow cast a slur upon his father who scratched the ground with a wooden one? I do not consider that an invention by the son is a slander upon the father; I regard each invention simply as an improvement; and every father should be exceedingly proud of an ingenious son. If Mr. Talmage has a son, it will be impossible for him to honor his father except by differing with him. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Invention quotes by Thomas Huxley
#134. Not far from the invention of fire must rank the invention of doubt. #Quote by Thomas Huxley
Invention quotes by James Jorash
#135. We're all innately creative; I'm not bringing anything magical to it. Ninety percent of inventing is putting in the hours and just trying. You don't need to make a big leap - you - need to take a thousand small steps. #Quote by James Jorash
Invention quotes by Felice Picano
#136. To be censored is one sure way of knowing you have been taken dead seriously. It also speaks to the continuing power of the printed word, almost fifteen hundred years after that amazing invention. #Quote by Felice Picano
Invention quotes by John F. Kennedy
#137. I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Invention quotes by Javier Marias
#138. Some people think that being in love or infatuated is a modern invention that appears only in novels. Be that as it may, it nevertheless exists, the invention, the word, and our capacity for such a feeling. #Quote by Javier Marias
Invention quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#139. People do tell a writer things that they don't tell others. I don't know why, unless it is that having read one or two of his books they feel on peculiarly intimate terms with him; or it may be that they dramatize themselves and, seeing themselves as it were as characters in a novel, are ready to be as open with him as they imagine the characters of his invention are. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Invention quotes by Jeff Bezos
#140. Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It's not optional. #Quote by Jeff Bezos
Invention quotes by Northrop Frye
#141. In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented. #Quote by Northrop Frye
Invention quotes by Juhani Pallasmaa
#142. The computer is usually seen as a solely beneficial invention, which liberates human fantasy and facilitates efficient design work. I wish to express my serious concern in this respect, at least considering the current role of the computer in education and the design process. Computer imaging tends to flatten our magnificent, multi-sensory, simultaneous and synchronic capacities of imagination by turning the design process into a passive visual manipulation, a retinal journey. The computer creates a distance between the maker and the object, whereas drawing by hand as well as working with models put the designer in a haptic contact with the object, or space. In our imagination, the object is simultaneously held in the hand and inside the head, and the imagined and projected physical image is modelled by our embodied imagination. We are inside and outside of the conceived object at the same time. #Quote by Juhani Pallasmaa
Invention quotes by Jack Williamson
#143. [Science fiction is] a specialized type of fantasy, in which the prime assumption usually is a new scientific discovery or invention. #Quote by Jack Williamson
Invention quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#144. In my fantasy world everyone has a happy ending. No one is told who they should be, how they should feel, who they are allowed to love, what they should believe and how they should look. Sadly, everyone in my world can't seem to get along with one another because everyone is so darn different. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Invention quotes by Robert G. Ingersoll
#145. Our civilization is not Christian. It does not come from the skies. It is not a result of "inspiration." It is the child of invention, of discovery, of applied knowledge
that is to say, of science. When man becomes great and grand enough to admit that all have equal rights; when thought is untrammeled; when worship shall consist in doing useful things; when religion means the discharge of obligations to our fellow-men, then, and not until then, will the world be civilized. #Quote by Robert G. Ingersoll
Invention quotes by Ivar Giaever
#146. Science is to find something unknown, while invention is to make something new out of the known theory. #Quote by Ivar Giaever
Invention quotes by Margaret Mead
#147. Motherhood is a biological fact, while fatherhood is a social invention. #Quote by Margaret Mead
Invention quotes by John Zachary Young
#148. The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man's special secret of living. #Quote by John Zachary Young
Invention quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#149. Whether humanity is to comprehensively prosper ... depends entirely on the integrity of the human individuals and not on the political and economic systems. The cosmic question has been asked: are humans worthwhile to universe invention? #Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller
Invention quotes by Brian Andreas
#150. Invention:
I always wanted to invent something that would move around & make funny noises & would change the world as we know it & I forgot all about that until we had kids & now I see I came pretty close. #Quote by Brian Andreas
Invention quotes by Tesla
#151. The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. That is why many of the earthly miracles have had their genesis in humble surroundings."
#Quote by Tesla
Invention quotes by Charles Yu
#152. Sadness was the driver, the motor of his invention, the engine of his creativity. #Quote by Charles Yu
Invention quotes by Patrice Pavis
#153. Avant-garde theatre, with its distrust of the individual (that bourgeois invention), tends to go beyond [character] and the psychological approach in search of a syntax of types and characters which are deconstructed and post-individual. #Quote by Patrice Pavis
Invention quotes by Lewis B. Smedes
#154. Forgiveness is God's invention for coming to terms with a world in which people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply. He began by forgiving us. And He invites us all to forgive each other. #Quote by Lewis B. Smedes
Invention quotes by Irvin S. Cobb
#155. Free schools were an invention of the Devil or the Yankees, which amounted to practically the same thing. #Quote by Irvin S. Cobb
Invention quotes by Mervyn Peake
#156. He does not listen for an answer, but yawns, his face opening lewdly upon regions compared with which nudity becomes a milliner's invention. #Quote by Mervyn Peake
Invention quotes by Susanna Centlivre
#157. Want is the mistress of invention #Quote by Susanna Centlivre
Invention quotes by Dan Gutman
#158. They say there is no 'free lunch' in life. But there are free books! I still can't believe I can go to my local library and get just abut any book in the world - and I don't have to pay a dime!! It's amazing! The library is truly the greatest invention of our civilization. #Quote by Dan Gutman
Invention quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#159. Most shoes are shaped as if feet were made for shoes. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Invention quotes by Bertrand Russell
#160. In science the successors stand upon the shoulders of their predecessors; where one man of supreme genius has invented a method, a thousand lesser men can apply it ... In art nothing worth doing can be done without genius; in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Invention quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#161. Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Invention quotes by Deng Xiaoping
#162. Do not debate! is one of my inventions. #Quote by Deng Xiaoping
Invention quotes by Tom Robbins
#163. Evidently, I'd suffered an epiphany: the subconscious realization that when it comes to coolness, nothing the human race has ever invented is more cool than a book. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Invention quotes by Matthew Desmond
#164. Resource-poor schools in low-income neighborhoods often leave children with subpar language and critical-thinking skills. Those deficits will remain even if those children relocate to safe and prosperous neighborhoods later in life. To think of those school-conditioned speech patterns and belief systems as evidence of a "culture of poverty," the invention of poor families themselves, is to overlook the influence of broken cultural institutions through which low-income families pass. We #Quote by Matthew Desmond
Invention quotes by Jamais Cascio
#165. When we developed written language, we significantly increased our functional memory and our ability to share insights and knowledge across time and space. The same thing happened with the invention of the printing press, the telegraph, and the radio. #Quote by Jamais Cascio
Invention quotes by Jean Baptiste Perrin
#166. Lastly, and doubtless always, but particularly at the end of the last century, certain scholars considered that since the appearances on our scale were finally the only important ones for us, there was no point in seeking what might exist in an inaccessible domain. I find it very difficult to understand this point of view since what is inaccessible today may become accessible tomorrow (as has happened by the invention of the microscope), and also because coherent assumptions on what is still invisible may increase our understanding of the visible. #Quote by Jean Baptiste Perrin
Invention quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#167. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Invention quotes by Roberto Fontanarrosa
#168. If TV were only an invention to broadcast soccer, it would be justified. #Quote by Roberto Fontanarrosa
Invention quotes by Carl Mitcham
#169. [An engineer's] invention causes things to come into existence from ideas, makes world conform to thought; whereas science, by deriving ideas from observation, makes thought conform to existence. #Quote by Carl Mitcham
Invention quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#170. There is then no analogy whatever between the operations of the Chess-Player, and those of the calculating machine of Mr. Babbage , and if we choose to call the former a pure machine we must be prepared to admit that it is, beyond all comparison, the most wonderful of the inventions of mankind. #Quote by Edgar Allan Poe
Invention quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#171. In America the geography is sublime, but the men are not; the inventions are excellent, but the inventors one is sometimes ashamed of. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Invention quotes by Edwin Land
#172. A significant inventionmust be startling, unexpected. It must come to a world that is not prepared for it. #Quote by Edwin Land
Invention quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#173. No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Invention quotes by Charlie Chaplin
#174. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood, for the unity of us all. #Quote by Charlie Chaplin
Invention quotes by James S Bielo
#175. Entrepreneurs are favored in neoliberal contexts because they prize ingenuity, self-invention, adaptation, dispensing with establishment hierarchies, and self-mastery. Church planting can be read as a religious incarnation of late modernity's entrepreneurial disposition. #Quote by James S Bielo
Invention quotes by Adolf Hitler
#176. Everything was disparaged - the nation, because it was held to be an invention of the 'capitalist' class (how often I had to listen to that phrase!); the Fatherland, because it was held to be an instrument in the hands of the bourgeoisie for the exploitation of' the working masses; the authority of the law, because that was a means of holding down the proletariat; religion, as a means of doping the people, so as to exploit them afterwards; morality, as a badge of stupid and sheepish docility. There was nothing that they did not drag in the mud. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Invention quotes by Thomas Lynch
#177. The flush toilet, more than any single invention, has 'civilized' us in a way that religion and law could never accomplish. #Quote by Thomas Lynch
Invention quotes by Larry Page
#178. Invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people. #Quote by Larry Page
Invention quotes by Mario Stinger
#179. Men are creatures of invention and are usually determined not to accept no for an answer. #Quote by Mario Stinger
Invention quotes by Townsend Harris
#180. Since the invention of steamships distant countries have become like those that are near at hand. #Quote by Townsend Harris
Invention quotes by Charles Eisenstein
#181. One of the ways that your project, your personal healing, or your social invention can change the world is through story. But even if no one ever learns of it, even if it is invisible to every human on Earth, it will have no less of an effect. #Quote by Charles Eisenstein
Invention quotes by Natan Sharansky
#182. Bush explained his fundamental concept to me, that freedom is not an American invention, but rather a gift from God to all people. #Quote by Natan Sharansky
Invention quotes by John Banville
#183. The tea-bag is a vile invention suggestive to my perhaps overly squeamish eye of something a careless person might leave behind unflushed in the lavatory. #Quote by John Banville
Invention quotes by Natalie Angier
#184. Evolution is a tinkerer, an ad-hocker, and a jury-rigger. It works with what it has on hand, not with what it has in mind. Some of its inventions prove elegant, while in others you can see the seams and dried glue. #Quote by Natalie Angier
Invention quotes by Craig Taylor
#185. I love roundabouts. I absolutely think they're the best invention, and I don't care who invented the pen, the biro; whoever invented the roundabout, they should be up there on that plinth that they've got going on in Trafalgar Square. You can have a little bit of fun with it, you know. Will I go? Will I not go? The other car might go in my lane. There's a bit of a dance going. It's like a samba. Because in this city, sometimes you just come to a sudden gridlock and you think, well I'm waiting for him, he's waiting for me, he's waiting for him, and you've got everyone looking at everyone - who will make the first move? And you begin to move and he begins to move and then you stop, and everyone's being really polite. But every day you get somebody who just doesn't care, a young lad and he doesn't give a monkey's. #Quote by Craig Taylor
Invention quotes by Anna Louise Strong
#186. From this haunting feeling of being not wanted, which remained a recurrent haunt through life, I found two ways of escape, both of which in changing form also persisted. One was the invention of gods, the other was personal efficiency in work. #Quote by Anna Louise Strong
Invention quotes by Del Close
#187. The truth is funny. Honest discovery, observation, and reaction is better than contrived invention. #Quote by Del Close
Invention quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#188. Love as a passion - it is our European specialty - must absolutely be of noble origin; as is well known, its invention is due to the Provencal poet-cavaliers, those brilliant, ingenious men of the "gai saber," to whom Europe owes so much, and almost owes itself. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Invention quotes by Robert Hooke
#189. The business and design of the Royal Society is: To improve the knowledge of naturall things, and all useful Arts, Manufactures, Mechanic practices, Engines and Inventions by Experiments-(not meddling with Divinity, Metaphysics, Moralls, Politicks, Grammar, Rhetoric or Logick). #Quote by Robert Hooke
Invention quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#190. What do you think?" shouted Razumihin, louder than ever, "you think I am attacking them for talking nonsense? Not a bit! I like them to talk nonsense. That's man's one privilege over all creation. Through error you come to the truth! I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen. And a fine thing, too, in its way; but we can't even make mistakes on our own account! Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and I'll kiss you for it. To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's. In the first case you are a man, in the second you're no better than a bird. Truth won't escape you, but life can be cramped. There have been examples. And what are we doing now? In science, development, thought, invention, ideals, aims, liberalism, judgment, experience and everything, everything, everything, we are still in the preparatory class at school. We prefer to live on other people's ideas, it's what we are used to! Am I right, am I right?" cried Razumihin, pressing and shaking the two ladies' hands. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Invention quotes by Matt De La Pena
#191. I've come to believe that everything is of this earth. Including you and me. The most complex human invention already existed in the soil. We do not make up new things out of thin air; we simply find already existing elements, born of this earth, and place them in new combinations. Progress is merely organization and creativity.
- Pacal #Quote by Matt De La Pena
Invention quotes by Ha-Joon Chang
#192. The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history. #Quote by Ha-Joon Chang
Invention quotes by James Lovelock
#193. What I tend to do is to wake about five in the morning-this happens quite often-think about the invention, and then image it in my mind in 3D, as a kind of construct. Then I do experiments with the image ... sort of rotate it, and say, 'Well what'll happen if one does this?' And by the time I get up for breakfast I can usually go to the bench and make a string and sealing wax model that works straight off, because I've done most of the experiments already. #Quote by James Lovelock
Invention quotes by Sharon Sant
#194. On some deep, unconscious level, he had always known it to be true. He was an invention, a fictional character. Jacob Lightfoot didn't exist. #Quote by Sharon Sant
Invention quotes by Rajneesh
#195. A real spirituality must be rooted in earthliness. Any spirituality that denies the earth, rejects the earth, becomes abstract, becomes airy-fairy. It has no more blood in it; it is no more alive. Yes, Jews are very earth-bound. And what is wrong in having money? One should not be possessive; one should be able to use it. And Jews know how to use it! One should not be miserly. Money has to be created and money has to be used. Money is a beautiful invention, a great blessing, if rightly used. It makes many things possible. Money is a magical phenomenon. #Quote by Rajneesh
Invention quotes by Pablo Picasso
#196. Forcing yourself to use restricted means is the sort of restraint that liberates invention. It obliges you to make a kind of progress that you can't even imagine in advance. #Quote by Pablo Picasso
Invention quotes by Allegra Goodman
#197. To make a tarte of strawberyes," wrote Margaret Parker in 1551, "take and strayne theym with the yolkes of four eggs, and a little whyte breade grated, then season it up with suger and swete butter and so bake it." And Jess, who had spent the past year struggling with Kant's Critiques, now luxuriated in language so concrete. Tudor cookbooks did not theorize, nor did they provide separate ingredient lists, or scientific cooking times or temperatures. Recipes were called receipts, and tallied materials and techniques together. Art and alchemy were their themes, instinct and invention. The grandest performed occult transformations: flora into fauna, where, for example, cooks crushed blanched almonds and beat them with sugar, milk, and rose water into a paste to "cast Rabbets, Pigeons, or any other little bird or beast." Or flour into gold, gilding marchpane and festive tarts. Or mutton into venison, or fish to meat, or pig to fawn, one species prepared to stand in for another. #Quote by Allegra Goodman
Invention quotes by Eric Schmidt
#198. A lot of the Google inventions came from engineers just screwing around with ideas. And then management would see them, and we'd say, 'Boy, that's interesting. Let's add some more engineers.' #Quote by Eric Schmidt
Invention quotes by Dmitri Shostakovich
#199. Many consider that Shostakovich is the greatest 20th-century composer. In his 15 symphonies, 15 quartets, and in other works he demonstrated mastery of the largest and most challenging forms with music of great emotional power and technical invention ... All his works are marked by emotional extremes - tragic intensity, grotesque and bizarre wit, humour, parody, and savage sarcasm. #Quote by Dmitri Shostakovich
Invention quotes by Rick Warren
#200. The easiest way to discover the purpose of an invention is to ask the creator of it. The same is true for discovering your life's purpose: Ask God. #Quote by Rick Warren

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