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Kit Williams Quotes and Sayings

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The engine of ancient society was religion but the
engine of contemporary society,
as I see it, is advertising.
- Kit Williams

The chariot was purchased by a private collector who
took it home to New York.
I take pleasure in knowing that it was built to last
for at least a thousand years.
- Kit Williams

The hoop is there to remind us not to jump through it,
not to submit to someone else's control.
- Kit Williams

I started by looking at what others had done before me.
You see, over the years there have been attempts by
many different people to reconstruct the chariot.
- Kit Williams

 

In practical terms the South Pointing Chariot was a simple direction finder.
It could have been made to point in any direction -
north,
south, east or west.
- Kit Williams

The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting,
and take the place of the orrery.
- Kit Williams

She's not happy about the life she is living but to
jump through the hoop would mean to succumb to death.
- Kit Williams

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The original item looked like a little hand cart with
the figure of a man mounted on a platform between the wheels.
The man's outstretched arm always pointed south.
- Kit Williams

Today she is the lady of death, which I believe is the best muse to have.
- Kit Williams

If you look closely you can see that they are all interconnected,
symbolic of a never-ending circle in which it is simply
impossible for the dog to catch the rabbit.
- Kit Williams

If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need,
but advertising makes us want things we don't need
and things we can't have.
- Kit Williams

He was so tenacious he defied the distraction of women
by refusing to have them in his presence,
just as later in life he denied his blindness by calling
for more and more candles.
- Kit Williams

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering
world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art.
- Kit Williams

Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential
calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.
- Kit Williams

I made every single piece myself, each individual component,
so it was quite time consuming.
- Kit Williams

In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now.
The book is actually divided into five sections,
through which the key character, the muse,
leads us.
- Kit Williams

The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase
unattainable material goals.
- Kit Williams

Having designed and built several clocks during my
career it suddenly occurred to me that when you look
at the face of a clock both hands have the same center.
- Kit Williams

Once upon a perfect night, unclouded and still,
there came the face of a pale and beautiful lady.
The tresses of her hair reached out to make the constellations,
and the dewy vapours of her gown fell soft upon the land.
- Kit Williams

As I was working I noticed that the way I designed
the differential gearing actually created a spare drive
that sat directly below the emperor's feet,
or where they would be if he were to sit in the chariot.
- Kit Williams

I think most artists find it difficult to part with
their work but it's the parting that keeps us alive and keeps us working.
In the case of the chariot, although it's been sold
I actually still have it,
just in another form.
- Kit Williams

The rabbit is significant in that the handle on the
original South Pointing Chariot was carved in the form of a rabbit.
Because the handle extended out front it meant that
wherever the rabbit went the chariot had to follow.
- Kit Williams

The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life's work complete.
- Rudolf Diesel

Google actually relies on our users to help with our marketing.
We have a very high percentage of our users who often
tell others about our search engine.
- Sergey Brin

Fuel cell vehicles run on clean-burning hydrogen and
are three times more efficient than the traditional combustible engine.
- Albert Wynn

Have you heard about the Irishman who reversed into
a car boot sale and sold the engine?
- Frank Carson

The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world,
and it would always give you the right thing.
And we're a long, long ways from that.
- Larry Page

The Internet provides the access to resources,
so it's incumbent upon the people who control those
resources to make sure that the economic engine stays intact.
- Michael Nesmith

O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks,
or make the sun forget his motion!
- Ben Jonson

In Malaysia where the front end pushes so much,
extra engine braking is really going to help you.
- Sete Gibernau

The will is never free - it is always attached to an object,
a purpose.
It is simply the engine in the car -
it can't steer.
- Joyce Cary

The same things we've done the past couple of seasons.
We've worked on the engine and clutch.
We'll try and pick up the performance and consistency
of the car and go back out there.
- Larry Dixon

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
- Elvis Presley

Gentlemen, I give you the Whittle engine.
- Frank Whittle

I guess the two things I was most interested in were
telescopes and steam engines.
My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam
engine and I loved the machinery.
- Clyde Tombaugh

And I like messing around in the engine room of music.
Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.
- Bill Bruford

There is not an alternative to the US as the engine for growth.
- Rodrigo Rato

Most people are really stunned to find out that the
technology has been around for more than 100 years,
and that the diesel engine was in fact invented to run on vegetable oil.
- Daryl Hannah

Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.
- Edmund Wilson

The great growling engine of change -
technology.
- Alvin Toffler

I wanted to invent an engine that could run for ever.
I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway.
It would have looked like the AK-47 though.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns
the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief
that keeps you and your desk in midair.
- Annie Dillard

Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy.
Women make California's economy unique.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'd rather have a search engine or a compiler on a
deserted island than a game.
- John Carmack

People say New Yorkers can't get along.
Not true.
I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers,
sharing a cab.
One guy took the tires and the radio;
the other guy took the engine.
- David Letterman

The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine
of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
- Marshall McLuhan

I stand before you today because this vision of government
as the engine of opportunity is what I believe in.
- Eliot Spitzer

Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time.
The trick is to always keep the engine running.
- Gary Sinise

The bass player's function, along with the drums,
is to be the engine that drives the car...
everything else is merely colours.
- Suzi Quatro

The engine of the tank is a weapon just as the main-gun.
- Heinz Guderian

Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine.
- Henry Miller

Boston is the engine of the state's economy.
- Thomas Menino

Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive.
The silent monster is full of restrained power;
resolute in its onward sweep,
impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction,
steady to its goal, and certain of its mission.
- Patrick MacGill

Now, in the space of a year, we've spent 450 percent
more for power than we did the year before,
and bought essentially the same amount of power.
This year, that number's likely to go up.
That can't go on forever and have us continue to be
the economic engine for America.
- Gray Davis

Again, with two small children it's incredibly hard
to commit yourself to anything because you're just
getting interested in it and someone comes along and
goes I want Thomas The Tank Engine on,
and screams the place down until you put it on.
- Jo Brand

A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile
might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an
antelope hidden under the car,
but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he
immediately realizes that it was designed.
- Michael Behe

When steam first began to pump and wheels go round
at so many revolutions per minute,
what are called business habits were intended to make
the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine,
and his movement rival the train in punctuality.
- George William Russell

It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to
accord greater license to this formidable engine,
in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with
less important objects in view;
for the press,
like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
- James F. Cooper

We aren't leveraging this great economic engine,
the strongest economy in the world.
And yet we have this totally weak response.
We import $500 billion a year more in products than we export.
- Jennifer Granholm

Our authorities leave us no doubt that the trust lodged
with the oligarchy was sometimes abused,
but it certainly ought not to be regarded as a mere
usurpation or engine of tyranny.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt
that I didn't want to train myself.
Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose.
I think it's better to train the caboose.
You train yourself, you strain yourself.
- Don Van Vliet

The modern mind tends to be more and more critical
and analytical in spirit,
hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression
which is logically defensible at every point and which
tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science.
- Edward Sapir

Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation
and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine.
It may make you feel like you're flying high at first,
but it won't take long before you feel the impact.
- Barack Obama

I think the internal combustion engine will disappear
from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years
because transportation will be mass transportation,
or probably electrical power.
- Gaylord Nelson

Some say Google is God.
Others say Google is Satan.
But if they think Google is too powerful,
remember that with search engines unlike other companies,
all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine.
- Sergey Brin

The most meaningful engine of change,
powerful enough to confront corporate power,
may be not so much environmental quality,
as the economic development and growth associated with
the effort to improve it.
- Barry Commoner

Small businesses are vital contributors to our economy.
They are the economic engine that is creating jobs,
exploring innovation, and expanding opportunities for
Americans in every community across the Nation.
- Allyson Schwartz

I think that the most beautiful thing lately hasn't
been in hardware or software per se but collaboration -
the idea behind Napster,
which uses the distributed power of the Internet as its engine.
- Steven Levy

The things that I've done that have totally been remembered,
they've always started with the same kind of engine,
they've always started with someone saying 'I have to make this film -
I'm going to make this film whatever the odds'.
- Jenny Agutter

We must never forget that it is the private sector -
not government -
that is the engine of economic opportunity.
Businesses, particularly small businesses,
flourish and can provide good jobs when government
acts as a productive partner.
- Bill Richardson


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