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Machines quotes by DeForest Soaries
#1. Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private ... and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind. #Quote by DeForest Soaries
Machines quotes by Marc Andreesen
#2. When you're dealing with machines or anything that you build, it either works or it doesn't, no matter how good of a salesman you are. #Quote by Marc Andreesen
Machines quotes by J.R. Ward
#3. Destiny was a machine built over time, each choice that you made in life adding another gear, another conveyor belt, another assemblyman. Where you ended up was the product that was spit out at the end - and there was no going back for a redo. You couldn‟t take a peek at what you‟d manufactured and decide, Oh, wait, I wanted to make sewing machines instead of machine guns; let me go back to the beginning and start again. One shot. That was all you got. #Quote by J.R. Ward
Machines quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#4. Don't you see, Doctor?" said Lasher. "The machines are to practically everbody what the white men were to the Indians. People are finding that, because of the way the machines are changing the world, more and more of their old values don't apply any more. People have no choice but to become second-rate machines themselves, or wards of the machines. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Machines quotes by David Sax
#5. Just as the digital dominance of the recording studio seemed complete, analog had its revenge. Musicians, producers, and engineers searching for the sound of the music that inspired them - roots Americana, blues, and classic rock - began thinking about how the process of recording affected the sound. These artists, including White, Dave Grohl, and Gillian Welch, began experimenting with old tape machines and vintage studio equipment, returning to the analog methods they'd once used. Critics and fans noted that these albums sounded different - more heartfelt, raw, and organic - and the industry began to take notice. #Quote by David Sax
Machines quotes by Tony Rabig
#6. When it came to time travel, science and science fiction and fantasy had flip-flopped. Nobody was going to create a machine that traveled to the future or the past. Time machines might be accepted in science fiction as an enabling device to get the story moving, but they're like faster-than-light space ships-- neither one is going to happen any time soon, not with any technology we know how to implement.
The guys who had it figured were the fantasists, Dennis. The Finneys and the Mathesons and the Ellisons and the Serlings. No machines and no advanced physics, at least not most of the time. Just an overpowering desire. Just need and longing and pain and regret and the right talisman or the right surroundings. Put the right person in the right place, and perhaps with the right objects, and the potential for time travel is there. #Quote by Tony Rabig
Machines quotes by Twyla Tharp
#7. Collaboration is how most of our ancestors used to work and live, before machines came along and fragmented society. Time to plant the fields? Everybody pitched in and got it done. Harvesttime? The community raced to get the crops in before the rains came. Where were those crops stored? In barns built by teams of neighbors. In the cities, the same spirit applied. Anonymous craftsmen spent their lives building cathedrals that wouldn't be completed for generations. #Quote by Twyla Tharp
Machines quotes by Terence McKenna
#8. The other night I searched (the Web) for 'self-transforming elf machines.' There were 36 hits! It surprised me. I sort of use the search engine like an oracle. I've used the phrase for DMT, 'Arabian hyperspace.' So I thought of this, and then I searched it, 'Arabian hyperspace,' in quotes. And it took me right to a transcript of the talk in which I'd said the thing! You can find your own mind on the Internet. I'm very grateful to the people who type up my talks and then post them at their websites. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Machines quotes by Brent Schlender
#9. got the Journal to buy me a Fat Mac." I had convinced the big guys in New York that if I was going to be writing about Apple, I'd better be familiar with their latest machines. #Quote by Brent Schlender
Machines quotes by Hugh Howey
#10. the machines slowly rebuilding with recent history, having been wiped completely during the uprising. Access #Quote by Hugh Howey
Machines quotes by Elizabeth Peters
#11. Though Emerson is a firm believer in the equality of the female sex, he has some secret reservations, and one of them involves the car. (There is something about these machines that makes men want to pound their chests and roar like gorillas. I speak figuratively, of course.) #Quote by Elizabeth Peters
Machines quotes by Winston Churchill
#12. May there not be methods of using explosive energy incomparably more intense than anything heretofore discovered? Might not a bomb no bigger than an orange be found to possess a secret power to destroy a whole block of buildings-nay, to concentrate the force of a thousand tons of cordite and blast a township at a stroke? Could not explosives even of the existing type be guided automatically in flying machines by wireless or other rays, without a human pilot, in ceaseless procession upon a hostile city, arsenal, camp or dockyard? #Quote by Winston Churchill
Machines quotes by Suheir Hammad
#13. The machine will grind you down, but the machine is not bigger than the imagination. Rome fell in a day. We know this. #Quote by Suheir Hammad
Machines quotes by Hank Bracker
#14. Glenn Hammond Curtiss was a bicycle enthusiast before he started building motorcycles. Although he only attended grammar school to the 8th grade, his interests motivated him to move on to greater things. In 1904, as a self-taught engineer, he began to manufacture engines for airships. During this time, Curtiss became known for having won a number of international air races and for making the first long-distance flight in the United States. On September 30, 1907, Curtiss was invited to join a non-profit pioneering research program named the "Aerial Experimental Association," founded under the leadership of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, to develop flying machines. The organization was established having a fixed time period, which ended in March of 1909. During this time, the members produced several different aircraft in a cooperative, rather than a competitive, spirit. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Machines quotes by Walter Russell
#15. Your body is merely a machine made to express the thoughts that flow through you and nothing more. It is but an instrument for you to express your imagings just as a piano is an instrument for a musician to express his imagings. Just as the piano is not the musician, so, likewise, your body is not you. #Quote by Walter Russell
Machines quotes by Jason Heller
#16. There are stories about technology. There are stories about stories. Most of all, though, there are stories that tackle our understanding, or lack thereof, of the many machines that have freed us to love, work, birth, build, change, destroy, and reconfigure reality, often beyond our will or comprehension - even as they greatly augment our will and comprehension. #Quote by Jason Heller
Machines quotes by Ada Lovelace
#17. The method of differences is, in fact, a method of additions; and as it includes within its means a larger number of results attainable by addition simply, than any other mathematical principle, it was very appropriately selected as the basis on which to construct an Adding Machine, so as to give to the powers of such a machine the widest possible range. #Quote by Ada Lovelace
Machines quotes by J.M. McDermott
#18. This man was being kept alive by those machines. Someone was trying to help him. They were just trying to help. All the horrible things we've seen are just people trying to help, aren't they? To make the work a little easier, and the world a little easier for people to live in. And it turned into a nightmare. #Quote by J.M. McDermott
Machines quotes by Joseph Weizenbaum
#19. If the teacher, if anyone, is to be an example of a whole person to others, he must first strive to be a whole person. Without the courage to confront one's inner as well as one's outer worlds, such wholeness is impossible to achieve. Instrumental reason alone cannot lead to it. And there precisely is a crucial difference between man and machine: Man, in order to become whole, must be forever an explorer of both his inner and his outer realities. His life is full of risks, but risks he has the courage to accept, because, like the explorer, he learns to trust his own capacities to endure, to overcome. What could it mean to speak of risk, courage, trust, endurance, and overcoming when one speaks of machines. #Quote by Joseph Weizenbaum
Machines quotes by Dalai Lama
#20. Humans are not machines-we are something more. We have feeling and experience. Material comforts are not sufficient to satisfy us. We need something deeper-human affection. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Machines quotes by Margaret Atwood
#21. Men are sex machines, said Aunt Lydia, and not much more. They only want one thing. You must learn to manipulate them, for your own good. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Machines quotes by Douglas Coupland
#22. Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines: three things the world could live completely without. #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Machines quotes by Dora Russell
#23. I am filled with hatred for money, for battleships, for industry, for factories, for the grind, grind, grind of the machine on all our creative instincts ... #Quote by Dora Russell
Machines quotes by Benjamin Graham
#24. In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run it is a weighing machine. #Quote by Benjamin Graham
Machines quotes by Daniel Crevier
#25. The insight at the root of artificial intelligence was that these "bits" (manipulated by computers) could just as well stand as symbols for concepts that the machine would combine by the strict rules of logic or the looser associations of psychology. #Quote by Daniel Crevier
Machines quotes by Charles Babbage
#26. Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity. #Quote by Charles Babbage
Machines quotes by John Roberts
#27. There is a risk of death associated with donating a piece of liver. It's about one in 500 for the risk of death. The risk of death of donating a kidney is about one in 3000, so this is a riskier operation than donating a kidney. The stakes are usually higher for the recipient of the transplant because unlike kidney failure, where you have a dialysis machine, in liver failure we don't have that kind of machine that allows a patient to survive until they can get a cadaver organ. #Quote by John Roberts
Machines quotes by Dave Grohl
#28. In this day and age, when you can use a machine or computer to simulate or emulate what people can do together, it still can't replace the magic of four people in a room playing. #Quote by Dave Grohl
Machines quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#29. Sometimes I still have American dreams. I mean literally. I see microwave ovens and exercise machines and grocery store shelves with 30 brands of shampoo, and I look at these things oddly, in my dream. I stand and think, "What is all this for? What is the hunger that drives this need?" I think it's fear. Codi, I hope you won't be hurt by this, but I don't think I'll ever be going back. I don't think I can. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Machines quotes by Douglas Adams
#30. Computers are still technology because we are still wrestling with it: it's still being invented; we're still trying to work out how it works. There's a world of game interaction to come that you or I wouldn't recognise. It's time for the machines to disappear. The computer's got to disappear into all of the things we use. #Quote by Douglas Adams
Machines quotes by Andrew McKillop
#31. Nuclear power is a permanent disaster. Producing its uranium fuel is an environmental disaster - now tucked and folded over the horizon in mostly-poor countries where miners are paid $5 a day and unprotected against radiation. Building reactors is a financial disaster, always shifted to government subsidies. Waste disposal is both an environmental and economic disaster. When the fateful time comes to decommission the Doomsday Machines, after the easy 10-year life extensions run out, this is another economic disaster. But when a reactor becomes what it really is - the most massive Dirty Bomb you or Bin Laden (radhi Allah anhu) can imagine - the nuclear disaster will be hard to yank out of the media, quicktime, and carry on like nothing ever happened. #Quote by Andrew McKillop
Machines quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#32. Man is a talking animal and he will always let himself be swayed by the power of the word. Machines won't change human nature. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir
Machines quotes by Bryan Fischer
#33. Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews. #Quote by Bryan Fischer
Machines quotes by John F. Kennedy
#34. And a revolution of automation finds machines replacing men in the mines and mills of America, without replacing their incomes or their training or their needs to pay the family doctor, grocer and landlord. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Machines quotes by Frank Herbert
#35. Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them. #Quote by Frank Herbert
Machines quotes by Seth Klarman
#36. Excess capacity in people, machines, or property will be quickly absorbed. #Quote by Seth Klarman
Machines quotes by Adam Tooze
#37. The Third Reich made it its mission to use the authority of the state to coordinate efforts within industry to devise standardized and simplified versions of key consumer commodities. These would then be produced at the lowest possible price, enabling the German population to achieve an immediate breakthrough to a higher standard of living. The epithet which was generally attached to these products was Volk: the Volksempfaenger (radio), Volkswohnung (apartments), Volkswagen, Volkskuehlschrank (refrigerator), Volkstraktor (tractor).34 This list contains only those products that enjoyed the official backing of one or more agencies in the Third Reich. Private producers, however, had long appreciated that the term 'Volk' had good marketing potential, and they, too, joined the bandwagon. Amongst the various products they touted were Volks-gramophone (people's gramophone), Volksmotorraeder (people's motorbikes) and Volksnaehmaschinen (people's sewing machines). In fact, by 1933 the use of the term 'Volk' had become so inflationary that the newly established German advertising council was forced to ban the unlicensed use of the term. #Quote by Adam Tooze
Machines quotes by Isaac Asimov
#38. [Mankind's future] was always at the mercy of economic and sociological forces it did not understand - at the whims of climate, and the fortunes of war. Now the Machines understand them; and no one can stop them, since the Machines will deal with them as they are dealing with the Society, - having, as they do, the greatest of weapons at their disposal, the absolute control of our economy. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Machines quotes by Benoit Mandelbrot
#39. Some mathematicians didn't even perceive of the possibility of a picture being helpful. To the contrary, I went into an orgy of looking at pictures by the hundreds; the machines became a little bit better. #Quote by Benoit Mandelbrot
Machines quotes by Pete Townshend
#40. It wasn't just about flashing lights and pinball machines blowing up and things like that. It was about using encores, bringing back the good songs and using techniques that I knew about from rock performance. #Quote by Pete Townshend
Machines quotes by Astro Teller
#41. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science of how to get machines to do the things they do in the movies. #Quote by Astro Teller
Machines quotes by Min Jin Lee
#42. Every morning, Mozasu and his men tinkered with the machines to fix the outcomes-there could only be a few winners and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones. How could you get angry at the ones who wanted to be in the game? #Quote by Min Jin Lee
Machines quotes by Natasha Tsakos
#43. As we begin to internalize the technological kingdoms we have built,
as we progressively become more superhuman, what will differentiate us from machinery? #Quote by Natasha Tsakos
Machines quotes by Richard Armitage
#44. I did mega-training with ex-military men. I'd be in the gym for two hours after a 12-hour day on Spooks, and it was so hardcore I'd throw up. I stuffed myself with food and drank protein shakes to bulk up. I used to be a dancer, but I had to strap my weak ankles every day and strengthen my wrists so I could hold a machine gun. My body just wasn't up to it. #Quote by Richard Armitage
Machines quotes by Shane Crash
#45. I've learned that most people never bother to construct time machines. They're perfectly content to stumble through life, seemingly unthinking. They're unaware of their constant unending effort to suppress the despair they feel every day, the despair they feel at the impossibility of continuing to exist without knowing why they exist at all. #Quote by Shane Crash
Machines quotes by Bill Gates
#46. A breakthrough in machine learning would be worth ten Microsofts. #Quote by Bill Gates
Machines quotes by Isaac Asimov
#47. Congratulations on the new library, because it isn't just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you-and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Machines quotes by Niall Ferguson
#48. The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we're not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers. #Quote by Niall Ferguson
Machines quotes by Mohsin Hamid
#49. When the machine of a human being is turned on, it seems to produce a protagonist, just as a television produces an image. I think this protagonist, this self, often recognizes that it is a fictional construct, but it also recognizes that thinking of itself as such might cause it to disintegrate. #Quote by Mohsin Hamid
Machines quotes by Mark Haddon
#50. I think I would make a very good astronaut.
To be a good astronaut you have to be intelligent and I'm intelligent. You also have to understand how machines work and I'm good at understanding how machines work. You also have to be someone who would like being on their own in a tiny spacecraft thousands and thousands of miles away from the surface of the earth and not panic or get claustrophobia or homesick or insane. And I really like little spaces, so long as there is no one else in them with me. Sometimes when I want to be on my own I get into the airing cupboard outside the bathroom and slide in beside the boiler and pull the door closed behind me and sit there and think for hours and it makes me feel very calm.
So I would have to be an astronaut on my own, or have my own part of the space craft which no one else could come into.
And also there are no yellow things or brown things in a space craft, so that would be okay too.
And I would have to talk to other people from Mission Control, but we would do that through a radio linkup and a TV monitor, so they wouldn't be like real people who are strangers, but it would be like playing a computer game.
Also I wouldn't be homesick at all because I'd be surrounded by things I like, which are machines and computers and outer space. And I would be able to look out of a little window in the spacecraft and know that there was no one near me for thousands and thousands of miles, which is what I sometimes preten #Quote by Mark Haddon
Machines quotes by James Marcus
#51. I'm good with machines. I know where to scratch, pet, and tickle them. #Quote by James Marcus
Machines quotes by Bre Pettis
#52. I've watched with amazement as Local Motors has pioneered a co-creation and micro-manufacturing model that has democratized the development and production of complex machines, effectively transforming consumer choice from supply-driven to demand-driven. #Quote by Bre Pettis
Machines quotes by Nicholas Negroponte
#53. We have to make machines understand what they're doing, or they won't be able to come back and say, 'Why did you do that?' #Quote by Nicholas Negroponte
Machines quotes by Richard Dawkins
#54. Different sorts of survival machine appear very varied on the outside and in their internal organs. An octopus is nothing like a mouse, and both are quite different from an oak tree. Yet in their fundamental chemistry they are rather uniform, and, in particular, the replicators that they bear, the genes, are basically the same kind of molecule in all of us - from bacteria to elephants. We are all survival machines for the same kind of replicator - molecules called DNA - but there are many different ways of making a living in the world, and the replicators have built a vast range of machines to exploit them. A monkey is a machine that preserves genes up trees, a fish is a machine that preserves genes in the water; there is even a small worm that preserves genes in German beer mats. DNA works in mysterious ways. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Machines quotes by Ice Cube
#55. I think you have to find how the machine can work for you. That's what I mean by "attaching yourself to the machine," 'cause the machine is going to be there, and you can rage against the machine, which is cool, but there's ways that you can benefit off the machine if you're savvy enough and you're sharp enough, smart enough. We all got to live and eat. #Quote by Ice Cube
Machines quotes by Bertrand Russell
#56. The mind is a strange machine which can combine the materials offered to it in the most astonishing ways. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Machines quotes by Gilbert Ryle
#57. Man need not be degraded to a machine by being denied to be a ghost in a machine. #Quote by Gilbert Ryle
Machines quotes by Nick Park
#58. Like my father, I would never as a child throw anything away, keeping old toys, electric motors and bits of broken machines under my bed in what I called my Box of Useful Things. #Quote by Nick Park
Machines quotes by Carol Vorderman
#59. There are machines that can get rid of your cellulite, so I want to do that. And my friend has just had a machine that has worked on her neck and tightened the elasticity of the skin. You just need a day off work afterwards, so I'm thinking, why not? #Quote by Carol Vorderman
Machines quotes by George S. Patton
#60. Many, who should know better, think that wars can be decided by soulless machines, rather than by the blood and anguish of brave men. #Quote by George S. Patton
Machines quotes by Jackie Warner
#61. If you're eating sugar throughout the day, you're spiking your blood sugar level and you're becoming a fat storing machine. #Quote by Jackie Warner
Machines quotes by Elizabeth Wilson
#62. We will never solve the problems of cities unless we like the urban-ness of urban life. Cities aren't villages; they aren't machines; they aren't works of art; and they aren't telecommunications stations. They are spaces for face to face contact of amazing variety and richness. They are spectacle - and what is wrong with that? #Quote by Elizabeth Wilson
Machines quotes by Scott McNealy
#63. Every time you turn on your new car, you're turning on 20 microprocessors. Every time you use an ATM, you're using a computer. Every time I use a settop box or game machine, I'm using a computer. The only computer you don't know how to work is your Microsoft computer, right? #Quote by Scott McNealy
Machines quotes by Ray Kurzweil
#64. Those with engineering skills will build tomorrow's genius computers. But those with the ability to create knowledge of any kind will be the ones who are best able to extract great value from them. The way to create value in the age of genius machines will be to compile and disseminate knowledge that other people will find useful. #Quote by Ray Kurzweil
Machines quotes by Kenneth Appel
#65. Probability of human error is considerably higher than that of machine error. #Quote by Kenneth Appel
Machines quotes by Derek Landy
#66. I am what prevents the Accelerator from being a bomb."
"Except you didn't," said Gracious. "Because you weren't around."
"I got bored."
"You're a machine."
"Machines can become bored, too."
Gracious looked suddenly concerned. "My toaster is bored?"
"Perhaps, " said the Engineer. "I do not know many toasters. #Quote by Derek Landy
Machines quotes by Jalina Mhyana
#67. Transparent tubes divided Phil's blood into shades of red, fading to straw colored plasma. I watched his fluid swirl past his shoulders and disappear into machines. He offered himself to blood banks all over the city, his plasma rushed to hospitals where it would circulate through other people's bodies. The map of my love's tapped arteries would look like a bloodshot eye over the city of Albuquerque. His blood bought us dinner. I dreamed he was my mother, and I nursed his arm. I wrote a poem about it, how I suckled his arm dry like a sore teat. #Quote by Jalina Mhyana
Machines quotes by Max Nordau
#68. By the end of the 20th Century there will be a generation to whom it will not be injurious to read a dozen quire of newspapers daily, to be constantly called to the telephone ... and to live half their time in a railway carriage or in a flying machine. #Quote by Max Nordau
Machines quotes by Jane Prowse
#69. Think about Praying Mantis. The deadliest ninja predator. Why isn't his animus a lion or a polar bear - two of the most successful killing machines in the animal kingdom? The answer is that these animals would not be right for him. Think how a praying mantis is invisible on a leaf, how they are carnivores who will devour their own species. The female will even eat her own partner once they've mated and, as hatchlings, their first meal is often one of their own siblings. These are the things that matter to Praying Mantis - and if you study his attributes, they are elements that will help you defeat him. #Quote by Jane Prowse
Machines quotes by Spike Lee
#70. I consider Madonna a friend, and she sure knows how to work the publicity machine. Of course, I don't have breasts. If I did have, I'd be in the number one spot over Madonna. #Quote by Spike Lee
Machines quotes by Marion Woodman
#71. Metaphorically, the body becomes a machine to be driven or a garbage dump to be avoided. At the same time, the magnificent Mother in whose womb we live is mindlessly poisoned and raped. Surely, our insane denial has to be perceived and acted upon. #Quote by Marion Woodman
Machines quotes by Rob Skiba
#72. becoming like the gods" by mixing humanity with both animals and machines, #Quote by Rob Skiba
Machines quotes by Rick Riordan
#73. Nothing lasts forever, not even the best machines. And everything can be reused.
- Hephaestus #Quote by Rick Riordan
Machines quotes by Richard Castle
#74. There's one possibility we're neglecting...the drone itself. It's rise of the machines. Skynet." -- From "Human Factor #Quote by Richard Castle
Machines quotes by Pyotr Kropotkin
#75. The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all. All things are for all men, since all men have need of them, since all men have worked in the measure of their strength to produce them, and since it is not possible to evaluate every one's part in the production of the world's wealth.
All things are for all. Here is an immense stock of tools and implements; here are all those iron slaves which we call machines, which saw and plane, spin and weave for us, unmaking and remaking, working up raw matter to produce the marvels of our time. But nobody has the right to seize a single one of these machines and say, "This is mine; if you want to use it you must pay me a tax on each of your products," any more than the feudal lord of medieval times had the right to say to the peasant, "This hill, this meadow belong to me, and you must pay me a tax on every sheaf of corn you reap, on every rick you build."
All is for all! If the man and the woman bear their fair share of work, they have a right to their fair share of all that is produced by all, and that share is enough to secure them well-being. No more of such vague formulas as "The Right to work," or "To each the whole result of his labour." What we proclaim is The Right to Well-Being: Well-Being for All! #Quote by Pyotr Kropotkin
Machines quotes by Sebastiao Salgado
#76. I have been photographing the portrait of an end of an era, as machines and computers replace human workers. What we have in these pictures is an archeology. #Quote by Sebastiao Salgado
Machines quotes by Alan Chains
#77. What is the next unit of time after milliseconds?"
"Correct. What is the next?"
"There you go," the professor revealed. "Computers and androids like Christmas operate on nanoseconds. A nanosecond to them is a precision unit like a millisecond to you and I. Now try to think what doing something for fifteen minutes is to them. A millisecond is one million nanoseconds. One second is one billion nanoseconds. A minute is sixty billion nanoseconds. Fifteen minutes equals to nine hundred billion nanoseconds. Multiply that by a million for scale - that's the disparity between a human precision unit and a computer precision unit we first talked about. What do you get? Nine hundred quadrillion nanoseconds. That is ten thousand four hundred seventeen days, one thousand four hundred eighty-eight weeks, three hundred forty-two months. That is twenty-eight point five years. Does that seem like ages to you or what?" (What constitutes "ages" to machines) #Quote by Alan Chains
Machines quotes by H.G.Wells
#78. We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories ... And those that carry us forward, are dreams. #Quote by H.G.Wells
Machines quotes by Bill Gates
#79. We're responsible for the creation of the PC industry.
The whole idea of compatible machines and lots of software, that's something we brought to computing.
And so it's a responsibility for us to make sure that things like security don't get in the way of that dream. #Quote by Bill Gates
Machines quotes by Duane G. Carey
#80. And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are. #Quote by Duane G. Carey
Machines quotes by Bruce Schneier
#81. Only amateurs attack machines; professionals target people. #Quote by Bruce Schneier
Machines quotes by David Eagleman
#82. Visual cortex is fundamentally a machine whose job is to generate a model of the world. #Quote by David Eagleman
Machines quotes by Trevor Paglen
#83. Our pictures are fleeting and elusive. In the far future, bits of hard drives may be fossilized in limestone, and discarded iPhones may find themselves encased in amber, hardened like nail polish, but the bits of humanity that these exquisitely crafted machines hold will be lost to time. #Quote by Trevor Paglen
Machines quotes by David Sedaris
#84. It's safe to assume that by 2085 guns will be sold in vending machines but you won't be able to smoke anywhere in America. #Quote by David Sedaris
Machines quotes by Laura Ingalls Wilder
#85. 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
Machines quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#86. O yes! a machine for saving work, is it? He'd invent that, I'll be bound; let a nigger alone for that, any time. They are all labor-saving machines themselves, every one of 'em. No, he shall tramp! #Quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Machines quotes by Sharyn McCrumb
#87. Machines seem to sense that I am afraid of them. It makes them hostile. #Quote by Sharyn McCrumb
Machines quotes by Anonymous
#88. Not slaves," said Halyard, chuckling patronizingly. "Citizens, employed by government. They have same rights as other citizens - free speech, freedom of worship, the right to vote. Before the war, they worked in the Ilium Works, controlling machines, but now machines control themselves much better. #Quote by Anonymous
Machines quotes by Graham Hancock
#89. A team of Japanese engineers had recently tried to build a 35-feet-high replica of the Great Pyramid (rather smaller than the original, which was 481 feet 5 inches in height). The team started off by limiting itself strictly to techniques proved by archaeology to have been in use during the Fourth Dynasty. However, construction of the replica under these limitations turned out to be impossible and, in due course, modern earth-moving, quarrying and lifting machines were brought to the site. Still no worthwhile progress was made. Ultimately, with some embarrassment, the project had to be abandoned. #Quote by Graham Hancock
Machines quotes by Antoine Predock
#90. The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon ... it sounds romantic, but it's true - the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine - a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special. #Quote by Antoine Predock
Machines quotes by Anonymous
#91. Economic growth is not just a process of more and better machines, and more and better educated people, but also a transformative and destabilizing process associated with widespread creative destruction. Growth thus moves forward only if not blocked by the economic losers who anticipate that their economic privileges will be lost and by the political losers who fear that their political power will be eroded. Conflict #Quote by Anonymous
Machines quotes by Sean A. Culey
#92. As machines increasingly do more of the work, and real-life relationships lose their allure, then the allegory of Plato's Cave becomes real. A mass of people living inside, disconnected from those who live their lives outside, systematically unable or unwilling to participate in the competition of life because they cannot stand the unpredictability of reality. #Quote by Sean A. Culey
Machines quotes by David Guetta
#93. There was a movement called 'disco sucks', it was a shame to like disco, but then there was no music to dance to, so some DJs started to use old disco records, but the B-sides and the acapellas, and we began producing beats with drum machines. #Quote by David Guetta
Machines quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#94. Sometimes I feel like the Tom Hanks character in Big. But my life is not a movie. I never have to go back to Coney Island to find the fortune-teller machine so I have to grow up again. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Machines quotes by Bruno Latour
#95. Machines are the concealed wishes of actants which have tamed forces so effectively that they no longer look like forces #Quote by Bruno Latour
Machines quotes by Sandra Cisneros
#96. Mom used to walk with me for something like two or three miles to get to the day-old bakery. They had those machines where you buy doughnuts, those vending machines with the long johns and doughnuts. We would buy those bagels and pastries because that was our treat. And come back with shopping bags of these sweets, and who knows what was in it? That was what we could afford that could feed that many people. #Quote by Sandra Cisneros
Machines quotes by Jeff Hawkins
#97. But intelligence is not just a matter of acting or behaving intelligently. Behavior is a manifestation of intelligence, but not the central characteristic or primary definition of being intelligent. A moment's reflection proves this: You can be intelligent just lying in the dark, thinking and understanding. Ignoring what goes on in your head and focusing instead on behavior has been a large impediment to understanding intelligence and building intelligent machines #Quote by Jeff Hawkins
Machines quotes by Dean Israelite
#98. I always thought that the movie had to be really raw, very edgy, that everything had to be super grounded and feel very real. If this was going to be a story about kids discovering time travel and building a time machine that we needed to believe that they really did it . #Quote by Dean Israelite
Machines quotes by Bertrand Russell
#99. There will still be things that machines cannot do. They will not produce great art or great literature or great philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and friendship. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Machines quotes by Morris Kline
#100. In brief, the whole world is the totality of mathematically expressible motions of objects in space and time, and the entire universe is a great, harmonious, and mathematically designed machine. #Quote by Morris Kline
Machines quotes by William E. Burrows
#101. Challenger was lost because NASA came to believe its own propaganda. The agency's deeply impacted cultural hubris had it that technology-engineering-would always triumph over random disaster if certain rules were followed. The engineers-turned-technocrats could not bring themselves to accept the psychology of machines with abandoning the core principle of their own faith: equations, geometry, and repetition-physical law, precision design, and testing-must defy chaos. #Quote by William E. Burrows
Machines quotes by Alan Turing
#102. The original question, 'Can machines think?' I believe to be too meaningless to deserve discussion. #Quote by Alan Turing
Machines quotes by Logan Pearsall Smith
#103. All our lives we are putting pennies - our most golden pennies - into penny-in-the-slot machines that are almost always empty. #Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith
Machines quotes by Felix J. Palma
#104. For the very first time Andrew realized that life, real life, had no connection with the way people spent their days, whose lips they kissed, what medals were pinned on them, or the shoes they mended. Life, real life went on soundlessly ... ultimately there was no difference between Queen Victoria and the most wretched beggar in London: both were complex machines made up of bone, organ, and tissue, whose fuel was the breath of God. #Quote by Felix J. Palma
Machines quotes by Alan Turing
#105. A man provided with paper, pencil, and rubber, and subject to strict discipline, is in effect a universal machine. #Quote by Alan Turing
Machines quotes by Ronald D. Moore
#106. The flower inside the fruit that is both its parent and its child. Decadent as ancestors. The portal and that which passes. Nuclear devices activated, and the machine keeps pushing time through the cogs, like paste into strings into paste again, and only the machine keeps using time to make time to make time. And when the machine stops, time was an illusion that we created free will. #Quote by Ronald D. Moore
Machines quotes by Wendell Berry
#107. For the 4 percent of our population that is left on the farm does not, by any stretch of imagination, feed the rest. That 4 percent is only a small part, and the worst-paid part, of a food production network that includes purchasers, wholesalers, retailers, processors, packagers, transporters, and the manufacturers and salesmen of machines, building materials, feeds, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, medicines, and fuel. All these producers are at once in competition with each other and dependent on each other, and all are dependent on the petroleum industry. As #Quote by Wendell Berry
Machines quotes by Alan Parsons
#108. I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was, what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines. It was a real education, going right from the consumer end to the record factory. #Quote by Alan Parsons
Machines quotes by Ivan Illich
#109. The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man's metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well. #Quote by Ivan Illich
Machines quotes by Kerry Greenwood
#110. They had known that it would happen. Yet they had not prevented it. Their world had been overused, abused, their forests logged, their precious fossil fuels wasted, their rich obscenely wealthy, their poor reduced to beggary. They had been powerful enough to put up the satellites, they had plated the landscape with their roads, crisscrossed it with their machines. And now where were they? #Quote by Kerry Greenwood
Machines quotes by Hans Fallada
#111. The air was thick with betrayal. No one could trust anyone else, and in that dismal atmosphere the men seemed to grow even duller, devolving into mechanical extensions of the machines they serviced. #Quote by Hans Fallada
Machines quotes by Satoru Iwata
#112. If you want our world-known names, you can't have them unless you own the Nintendo machine. #Quote by Satoru Iwata
Machines quotes by Bill Gates
#113. Software was the key element that would determine how useable and how broadly applicable the machine was. #Quote by Bill Gates
Machines quotes by Mireya Mayor
#114. Dubbed the pink panthers of Madagascar, the fossas are killing machines, eating pretty much anything that moves with powerful jaws filled with canines as big as any guard dog's and long, retractable claws on both front and hind feet...What get most scientists' attention is the fossa's penis. An adult fossa is about 3.5 feet long and has a penis of about 7 inches, a sixth of its body length. If a man had the same ratio, he would be 3 feet tall and very smug. #Quote by Mireya Mayor
Machines quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#115. A machine is more blameless, more sinless even than any animal. It has no intentions whatsoever but our own. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Machines quotes by Rick Riordan
#116. Normally ghosts didn't scare him. (Assuming, of course, Gaea hadn't encased them in shells of stone and turned them into killing machines. That had been a new one for him.) #Quote by Rick Riordan
Machines quotes by Alvin C. York
#117. I noticed the bushes all around where I stood in my fight with the machine guns were all cut down. The bullets went over my head and on either side. But they never touched me. #Quote by Alvin C. York
Machines quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#118. My husband is endlessly fascinated by machines," Mrs. Hunt said, laughing. "I believe they've eclipsed all his other interests."
"Not all," Hunt said softly. Something about the way he glanced at his wife caused her cheeks to flush. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Machines quotes by Beryl Markham
#119. To see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe. You know then what you had always been told
that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick-walled streets and the tyranny of clocks. #Quote by Beryl Markham
Machines quotes by Paola Antonelli
#120. I consider video games a form of design that is amazingly important today and that is going to become even more important in the future, because it is a way we interact with machines and screens. #Quote by Paola Antonelli
Machines quotes by Jay Kay
#121. My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way. #Quote by Jay Kay
Machines quotes by Paul Scharre
#122. Machines can do many things, but they cannot create meaning. They cannot answer these questions for us. Machines cannot tell us what we value, what choices we should make. The world we are creating is one that will have intelligent machines in it, but it is not for them. It is a world for us. #Quote by Paul Scharre
Machines quotes by Comte De Lautreamont
#123. As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table. #Quote by Comte De Lautreamont
Machines quotes by B.C. Forbes
#124. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything. #Quote by B.C. Forbes
Machines quotes by Edith Wharton
#125. I was just a screw or cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else. #Quote by Edith Wharton
Machines quotes by Stuart J. Russell
#126. It's unlikely that machines would spontaneously decide they didn't like people, or that they had goals in opposition to those of human beings. #Quote by Stuart J. Russell
Machines quotes by Blaise Cendrars
#127. Life The machine The human soul A 75mm breech My portrait #Quote by Blaise Cendrars
Machines quotes by Arthur Erickson
#128. The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself. #Quote by Arthur Erickson
Machines quotes by Richard Dawkins
#129. [W]e may now be on the threshold of a new kind of genetic takeover. DNA replicators built 'survival machines' for themselves - the bodies of living organisms including ourselves. As part of their equipment, bodies evolved onboard computers - brains. Brains evolved the capacity to communicate with other brains by means of language and cultural traditions. But the new milieu of cultural tradition opens up new possibilities for self-replicating entities. The new replicators are not DNA and they are not clay crystals. They are patterns of information that can thrive only in brains or the artificially manufactured products of brains - books, computers, and so on. But, given that brains, books and computers exist, these new replicators, which I called memes to distinguish them from genes, can propagate themselves from brain to brain, from brain to book, from book to brain, from brain to computer, from computer to computer. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Machines quotes by George Karl
#130. A coke machine can get a rebound in 20 minutes. #Quote by George Karl
Machines quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#131. What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Machines quotes by Erica Jong
#132. As long as women are denied the priesthood, we will try to make our own rituals at our own kitchen altars and we will sew our own magical capes at our own sewing machines #Quote by Erica Jong
Machines quotes by John Lewis Gaddis
#133. I expressed skepticism, in the first chapter, about the utility of time machines in historical research. I especially advised against graduate students relying on them, because of the limited perspective you tend to get from being plunked down in some particular part of the past, and the danger of not getting back in time for your orals. #Quote by John Lewis Gaddis
Machines quotes by Cher
#134. Meryl Streep is an acting machine in the same sense that a shark is a killing machine. #Quote by Cher
Machines quotes by Ben Affleck
#135. One of the differences between now and then is that the idea of body image is a much bigger issue now. Back then, just being kind of heavy and barrel-chested passed for heroic. Now, you wouldn't dare to play a hero without a lot of dieting and various specialised abdomen machines. But that was one of the things which was interesting about it and I did want to portray because there's good and bad. #Quote by Ben Affleck
Machines quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#136. Spheres are indeed fertile theoretical tools that help us gain insight into all manner of astrophysical problems. But one should not be a sphere-zealot. I am reminded of the half-serious joke about how to increase milk production on a farm: An expert in animal husbandry might say, "Consider the role of the cow's diet..." An engineer might say, "Consider the design of the milking machines..." But it's the astrophysicist who says, "Consider a spherical cow... #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Machines quotes by Ha-Joon Chang
#137. The washing machine changed the world more than the Internet. #Quote by Ha-Joon Chang
Machines quotes by Michael Marshall Smith
#138. To other cities, other machines, other forests of buildings of concrete where other men and women missed the stars at night and tended small plants on windowsills and kept tiny dogs and took them for walks along corridors in the endless procession of boxes and intersections and lights; where they rented space in other peoples's property so they had somewhere to sleep so they could get up and perform profit-related tasks they neither understood nor cared about, simply so they would be given the tokens of exchange they needed in order to rent the space in which they slept and snarled and watched television until finally some of them slipped out of the window and ran howling down the dark streeets, throwing off a numbness handed down from a society that was itself trapped in fracture and betrayal and despair; the lonely insane in a culture turning into a Christmas bauble, gaudy beauty wrapped around an emptiness coalescing faster and faster into parking lots and malls and waiting areas and virtual chat rooms--non places where nobody knew anything about anybody anymore. #Quote by Michael Marshall Smith
Machines quotes by Edward Abbey
#139. Little boys love machines; girls adore horses; grown-up men and women like to walk. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Machines quotes by Hayden Schlossberg
#140. A lot of times in movies, especially in sequels, the characters become caricatures and just sort of improv machines and joke machines, rather than people you can actually connect to. #Quote by Hayden Schlossberg
Machines quotes by J.R. Ward
#141. Needless to say he had a newfound respect for that blind vampire.
There were very few things iAm hadn't been able to move in his adult life.
He'd changed a tire while acting as his own tire iron.
Had been known to walk vats of sauce big as washing machines around a kitchen.
Hell, he'd even actually relocated a washer and dryer without thinking much about it.
And then he'd had to lift that truck off his brother about two years ago.
Another example of Trez's love life getting out of control.
But down in the training center with Wrath?
There'd been no budging that fucker. The King had been bulldog-locked on - and the expression on his face? No emotion, not even a grimace of effort. And that body - viciously strong.
iAm shook his head as he crossed that apple tree in full bloom. Trying to budge Wrath had been like pulling on a boulder. Nothing moved; nothing gave.
That canine had gotten through, though. Thank God.
Now, ordinarily, iAm didn't like animals in the house - and he definitely wasn't a dog person. They were too big, too dependent, the shedding - too much. But he respected that golden whatever it was now -
Speak of the devil. As the queen's black cat wound its way around his feet, he was forced to Michael Jackson it over the damn thing so he didn't step on it.
"Damn it, cat!"
The feline followed him all the way into the kitchen, always w #Quote by J.R. Ward
Machines quotes by Ian Fleming
#142. It was the same with the whole Russian machine. Fear was the impulse. For them it was always safer to advance than retreat. Advance against the enemy and the bullet might miss you. Retreat, evade, betray and the bullet would never miss. #Quote by Ian Fleming
Machines quotes by Tatiana De Rosnay
#143. The girl wondered: These policemen ... didn't they have families, too? Didn't they have children? Children they went home to? How could they treat children this way? Were they told to do so, or did they act this way naturally? Were they in fact machines, not human beings? She looked closely at them. They seemed of flesh and bone. They were men. She couldn't understand. #Quote by Tatiana De Rosnay
Machines quotes by Kevin Ayers
#144. The thing about 'Soft Machine' and me was that I never considered another profession. #Quote by Kevin Ayers
Machines quotes by Marvin Minsky
#145. Artificial intelligence is the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by men. #Quote by Marvin Minsky
Machines quotes by Michael Dertouzos
#146. The angels and the devils are definitely within us, not within the machines we use. #Quote by Michael Dertouzos
Machines quotes by Mary Karr
#147. We are in the grip of some big machine grinding us along. The force of it simplifies everything. A weird calm settled over me from inside out. What is about to happen has stood in line to happen. All the roads out of that instant have been closed, one by one. #Quote by Mary Karr
Machines quotes by Feist
#148. Musically, I didn't relate to Berlin. There seemed to be a lot of machine music made there - I don't think I saw a stringed instrument in two years. #Quote by Feist
Machines quotes by David Mitchell
#149.'s hard to describe a psychosoteric battle at close quarters..... Think of those tennis-ball firing machines, but loaded with hand-grenades trapped in a shipping container, on a ship caught in a force-ten gale. #Quote by David Mitchell
Machines quotes by J.B. Priestley
#150. Sometimes you might think the machines we worship make all the chief appointments, promoting the human beings who seem closest to them. #Quote by J.B. Priestley
Machines quotes by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
#151. Did you know that there are $4,000 washing machines? Seriously. If a washer is $4,000 I want it to get the laundry out of my room and bring it back folded after it made me coffee told me it likes my hair. #Quote by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Machines quotes by Aidan Finn
#152. Management OS should be nothing but a Management OS for Hyper-V. Don't make it a domain controller, don't install SQL Server, don't turn it into a Remote Desktop Services session host; Microsoft's support services won't like it. Instead, install those applications in virtual machines that are running on the host. #Quote by Aidan Finn
Machines quotes by John Brunner
#153. First you use machines, then you wear machines, and then ... ? Then you serve machines. #Quote by John Brunner
Machines quotes by Blaise Pascal
#154. The arithmetical machine produces effects that approach nearer to thought than all the actions of animals. But it does nothing that would enable us to attribute will to it, as to the animals. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Machines quotes by Shemar Moore
#155. I'm not a machine. I get really motivated, then I fall off the wagon and want to eat Chinese food and sit on my couch and gain five or 10 pounds! #Quote by Shemar Moore
Machines quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#156. Little other than a red tape Talking-machine, and unhappy Bag of Parliamentary Eloquence. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Machines quotes by Isidor Isaac Rabi
#157. It was eerie. I saw myself in that machine. I never thought my work would come to this. #Quote by Isidor Isaac Rabi
Machines quotes by Anne Lamott
#158. I am learning slowly to bring my crazy pinball-machine mind back to this place ... #Quote by Anne Lamott
Machines quotes by Jack Kirby
#159. I took a great joy with inventing new kinds of mechanisms. I invented new kinds of machines. I've been a student of science fiction for a long, long time, and I'm very well-versed in science fact and science fiction. #Quote by Jack Kirby
Machines quotes by Tom Shales
#160. 'Minute to Win It' is a variation on a game show from the 1950s called 'Beat the Clock,' in which contestants won washing machines and fox stoles by doing such pointless stunts as catching a tennis ball in a paper cup or knocking a hat off one's wife's head with a whipped-cream spritzer. #Quote by Tom Shales
Machines quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#161. For God's sake, let us be men
not monkeys minding machines
or sitting with our tails curled
while the machine amuses us, the radio or film or gramophone.
Monkeys with a bland grin on our faces. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Machines quotes by Jackie Warner
#162. When a hunger pain happens, that's your bodies way of saying it's too late, you're a fat storing machine now. The key and all trainers know the secret is that you should always take portable snacks with you and try to feed yourself every couple of hours. #Quote by Jackie Warner
Machines quotes by Thomas Friedman
#163. Your boss doesn't care what you know, because the Google machine knows everything. Your boss cares about what you can do with what you know. That's the only thing your boss will pay for. #Quote by Thomas Friedman
Machines quotes by David Brin
#164. Again, how will we keep them loyal? What measures can ensure our machines stay true to us? Once artificial intelligence matches our own, won't they then design even better ai minds? Then better still, with accelerating pace? At worst, might they decide (as in many cheap dramas), to eliminate their irksome masters? At best, won't we suffer the shame of being nostalgically tolerated? Like senile grandparents or beloved childhood pets? Solutions? Asimov proposed Laws of Robotics embedded at the level of computer DNA, weaving devotion toward humanity into the very stuff all synthetic minds are built from, so deep it can never be pulled out. But what happens to well-meant laws? Don't clever lawyers construe them however they want? Authors like Asimov and Williamson foresaw supersmart mechanicals becoming all-dominant, despite deep programming to "serve man. #Quote by David Brin
Machines quotes by James Brown
#165. Get on up, stay on the scene, get on up, like a sex machine. #Quote by James Brown
Machines quotes by Charlie Jane Anders
#166. We don't need better emotional communication from machines. We need people to have more empathy. The reason the Uncanny Valley exists is because humans created it to put other people into. It's how we justify killing each other. #Quote by Charlie Jane Anders
Machines quotes by Kellan Lutz
#167. In L.A., I was meeting people who were all actors. My mind started to open up to what acting was. I didn't realize that Brad Pitt was a real person. I didn't think he was a robot or a machine, but I thought you were just born into acting - that it's a family tree, kind of like NASCAR. No one can just say, 'Hey, I'm going to be a NASCAR driver.' #Quote by Kellan Lutz
Machines quotes by Dan Simmons
#168. Tyrena did not laugh again but her smile slashed upward in a twist of green lips. "Martin, Martin, Martin," she said, "the population of literate people has been declining steadily since Gutenberg's day. By the twentieth century, less than two percent of the people in the so-called industrialized democracies read even one book a year. And that was before the smart machines, dataspheres, and user-friendly environments. #Quote by Dan Simmons
Machines quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#169. All men know that by sheer weight of physical force, the mass of men must in the last resort become the arbiters of human action. But reason, skill, wealth, machines and power may for long periods enable the few to control the many. But to what end? The current theory of democracy is that dictatorship is a stopgap pending the work of universal education, equitable income, and strong character. But always the temptation is to use the stopgap for narrower ends, because intelligence, thrift and goodness seem so impossibly distant for most men. We rule by junta; we turn Fascist, because we do not believe in men; yet the basis of fact in this disbelief is incredibly narrow. We know perfectly well that most human beings have never had a decent human chance to be full men. Most of us may be convinced that even with opportunity the number of utter human failures would be vast; and yet remember that this assumption kept the ancestors of present white America long in slavery and degradation.

It is then one's moral duty to see that every human being, to the extent of his capacity, escapes ignorance, poverty and crime. With this high ideal held unswervingly in view, monarchy, oligarchy, dictatorships may rule; but the end will be the rule of All, if mayhap All or Most qualify. The only unforgivable sin is dictatorship for the benefit of Fools, Voluptuaries, gilded Satraps, Prostitutes and Idiots. The rule of the famished, unlettered, stinking mob is better than this and the on #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Machines quotes by Lewis Mumford
#170. The cycle of the machine is now coming to an end. Man has learned much in the hard discipline and the shrewd, unflinching grasp of practical possibilities that the machine has provided in the last three centuries: but we can no more continue to live in the world of the machine than we could live successfully on the barren surface of the moon. #Quote by Lewis Mumford
Machines quotes by David Letterman
#171. Do you know who is ready to go with the presidential campaign? Jeb Bush. Jeb already has plans to end the war in Iraq that his brother started. All he needs is a hot tub time machine. #Quote by David Letterman
Machines quotes by Alissa Nutting
#172. When had she so internalized the feeling that if something wasn't great she needed to bridge the gap between reality and idealism with her own manufactured enthusiasm? Her enthusiasm was like one of those faux snow machines at a ski resort. For most of her life it had been churning out synthetic delight. It had basically forgotten the original recipe. #Quote by Alissa Nutting
Machines quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#173. Now all of us deplore this vast military spending. Yet, in the face of the Soviet attitude, we realize its necessity. Whatever the cost, America will keep itself secure. But in the process we must not, by our own hand, destroy or distort the American system. This we could do by useless overspending. I know one sure way to overspend. That is by overindulging sentimental attachments to outmoded military machines and concepts. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Machines quotes by William Kamkwamba
#174. Think of your dreams and ideas as tiny miracle machines inside you that no one can touch. The more faith you put into them, the bigger they get, until one day they'll rise up and taken you with them. #Quote by William Kamkwamba
Machines quotes by John Zachary Young
#175. The principles now being discovered at work in the brain may provide, in the future, machines even more powerful than those we can at present foresee. #Quote by John Zachary Young
Machines quotes by Dave McKean
#176. I kind of enjoy the limits. If you've got no limits, you can do absolutely anything, it's very difficult, actually. I always enjoyed working with machines like color photocopiers and letter-pressing type settings, things where the limits are very apparent. You push the machine to do something, and it tries to do its best, and it usually has wonderful qualities all of its own. Then you get a sort of dialogue going, and the limitations become qualities. #Quote by Dave McKean
Machines quotes by Iain M. Banks
#177. I don't care how self-righteous the Culture feels, or how many people the Idirans kill. They're on the side of life - boring, old-fashioned biological life; smelly, fallible, short-sighted, God knows, but real life. You're ruled by your machines. You're an evolutionary dead end. #Quote by Iain M. Banks
Machines quotes by Ernst Junger
#178. The vastness and deadly desolation of the field, the long-distance operation of steel machines, and the relay of every movement in the night drew an unyielding Titan's mask over the proceedings. You moved toward death without seeing it; you were hit without knowing where the shot came from. Long since had the precision shooting of the trained marksman, the direct fire of guns, and with it the charm of the duel, given way to the concentrated fire of mechanized weapons. The outcome was a game of numbers: Whoever could cover a certain number of square meters with the greater mass of artillery fire, won. #Quote by Ernst Junger
Machines quotes by Joshua Foer
#179. Though it accounts for only 2 percent of the body's mass, it uses up a fifth of all the oxygen we breathe, and it's where a quarter of all our glucose gets burned. The brain is the most energetically expensive piece of equipment in our body, and has been ruthlessly honed by natural selection to be efficient at the tasks for which it evolved. One might say that the whole point of our nervous system, from the sensory organs that feed information to the glob of neurons that interprets it, is to develop a sense of what is happening in the present and what will happen in the future, so that we can respond in the best possible way. Strip away the emotions, the philosophizing, the neuroses, and the dreams, and our brains, in the most reductive sense, are fundamentally prediction and planning machines. #Quote by Joshua Foer
Machines quotes by Philip Larkin
#180. I am beginning to think of the human imagination as a fruit machine on which victories are rare and separated by much vain expense, and represent a rare alignment of mental and spiritual qualities that normally are quite at odds. #Quote by Philip Larkin
Machines quotes by Kyos Magupe
#181. In the past people were strong, able,wise and skillful , but the system, technology and machines were failing them. Now the system, technology and machines are able and smart, but people are failing them.. #Quote by Kyos Magupe
Machines quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#182. Behind this monstrous shield, liberal democracy and the free market managed to hold out in their last bastions, and Westerners could enjoy sex, drugs and rock and roll, as well as washing machines, refrigerators and televisions. Without nukes, there would have been no Woodstock, no Beatles and no overflowing supermarkets. But in the mid-1970s it seemed that nuclear weapons notwithstanding, the future belonged to socialism. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Machines quotes by Nat Friedman
#183. There are a lot of people who've been able to ditch their Windows machines and switch over to Linux because they can now use their Exchange server for calendaring and collaboration from their Linux desktop. #Quote by Nat Friedman
Machines quotes by Eugene Grace
#184. Thousands of engineers can design bridges, calculate strains and stresses, and draw up specifications for machines, but the great engineer is the man who can tell whether the bridge or the machine should be built at all, where it should be built, and when. #Quote by Eugene Grace
Machines quotes by Scott Adams
#185. Dilbert: I'm obsessed with inventing a perpetual motion machine. Most scientists think it's impossible, but I have something they don't. Dogbert: A lot of spare time? Dilbert: Exactly. #Quote by Scott Adams
Machines quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#186. 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
Machines quotes by Michael   Reilly
#187. Welcome to the real world, Scott. The sweet things in life don't seem so sweet when you have to roll up your sleeves and fix the greasy machines that make them, do they? #Quote by Michael Reilly
Machines quotes by Alaric Hutchinson
#188. Your anger – about matters that you think are personal and yours alone – is, in fact, the fuel for the machines of war. Your kindness towards strangers on the street is, in fact, the grace and serenity that brings millions of people together to work towards the common good of all. #Quote by Alaric Hutchinson
Machines quotes by Gillian Anderson
#189. Vibration is always good. Sitting on top of the washing machine thats going. #Quote by Gillian Anderson
Machines quotes by Alan Moore
#190. The clothes you're wearing, the room, the house, the city that you're in. Everything in it started out in the human imagination. Your lives, your personalities, your whole world. All invented. All made up. All the wars, the romances. The masterpieces and the machines. And there's nothing here but a funny little twist of amino acids, playing a marvelous game of pretend. #Quote by Alan Moore
Machines quotes by John C. Wright
#191. You were burning in the middle of the worst solar storm our records can remember. (...) Everyone else fled. All your companions and crew left you alone to wrestle with the storm.

"You did not blame them. In a moment of crystal insight, you realized that they were cowards beyond mere cowardice: their dependence on their immortality circuits had made it so that they could not even imagine risking their lives. They were all alike in this respect. They did not know they were not brave; they could not even think of dying as possible; how could they think of facing it, unflinching?

"You did not flinch. You knew you were going to die; you knew it when the Sophotechs, who are immune to pain and fear, all screamed and failed and vanished.

"And you knew, in that moment of approaching death, with all your life laid out like a single image for you to examine in a frozen moment of time, that no one was immortal, not ultimately, not really. The day may be far away, it may be further away than the dying of the sun, or the extinction of the stars, but the day will come when all our noumenal systems fail, our brilliant machines all pass away, and our records of ourselves and memories shall be lost.

"If all life is finite, only the grace and virtue with which it is lived matters, not the length. So you decided to stay another moment, and erect magnetic shields, one by one; to discharge interruption masses into the current, to break up the reinforceme #Quote by John C. Wright
Machines quotes by Doris Lessing
#192. And all this time the earth was being despoiled. The minerals were being ripped out, the fuels wasted, the soils depleted by an improvident and short-sighted agriculture, the animals and plants slaughtered and destroyed, the seas being filled with filth and poison, the atmosphere was corrupted - and always, all the time, the propaganda machines thumped out: more, more, more, drink more, eat more, consume more, discard more -in a frenzy, a mania. These were maddened creatures, and the small voices that rose in protest were not enough to halt the processes that had been set in motion and were sustained by greed. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Machines quotes by Simon Head
#193. it offends the continuum of human dignity to treat people like the appendage of highly efficient machines. #Quote by Simon Head
Machines quotes by Studs Terkel
#194. I'm not a Luddite completely; I believe in refrigerators to cool my martinis, and washing machines because I hate to see women smacking their laundry against a rock. When I hear about hardware, I think of pots and pans, and when I hear about software, I think of sheets and towels. #Quote by Studs Terkel
Machines quotes by Ernest K. Gann
#195. There are airmen and there are pilots: the first being part bird whose view from aloft is normal and comfortable, a creature whose brain and muscles frequently originate movements which suggest flight; and then there are pilots who regardless of their airborne time remain earth-loving bipeds forever. When these latter unfortunates, because of one urge or another, actually make an ascension, they neither anticipate nor relish the event and they drive their machines with the same graceless labor they inflict upon the family vehicle. #Quote by Ernest K. Gann
Machines quotes by Kathryn Stockett
#196. My sister Doreena who never lifted a royal finger growing up because she had the heart defect that we later found out was a fly on the X-ray machine. #Quote by Kathryn Stockett
Machines quotes by C. Wright Mills
#197. Commercial jazz, soap opera, pulp fiction, comic strips, the movies set the images, mannerisms, standards, and aims of the urban masses. In one way or another, everyone is equal before these cultural machines; like technology itself, the mass media are nearly universal in their incidence and appeal. They are a kind of common denominator, a kind of scheme for pre-scheduled, mass emotions. #Quote by C. Wright Mills
Machines quotes by Julio Alexi Genao
#198. All the enormous machines that keep full Citizens comfortable far above us in their glittering towers, all the infrastructure of power, of fuel, of commerce and industry - all of it happens below. Made possible with our hands. With our bodies.
With our lives.
I would have done anything to escape.
I got my chance. I made it out - but the price was loneliness. #Quote by Julio Alexi Genao
Machines quotes by Warren Buffett
#199. The ideal business is one that earns very high returns on capital and that keeps using lots of capital at those high returns. That becomes a compounding machine. #Quote by Warren Buffett
Machines quotes by Tyler Cowen
#200. Machines have no fear of the unfamiliar. #Quote by Tyler Cowen

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