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Max Frisch Quotes and Sayings

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Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that
we don't have to experience it.
- Max Frisch

Related topics: Technology

Time does not change us.
It just unfolds us.
- Max Frisch

The difference between an author and a horse is that
the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.
- Max Frisch

I live, like every real man, in my work.
- Max Frisch

 

Nothing is harder than to accept oneself.
- Max Frisch

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
- Max Frisch

There is no art without Eros.
- Max Frisch

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It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which
allows us to realize for moments that we are living.
- Max Frisch

I have no words for my reality.
- Max Frisch

If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.
- Max Frisch

When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh,
or that he can make you laugh?
- Max Frisch

A man with convictions finds an answer for everything.
Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.
- Max Frisch

Dignity: the doomed man's final refuge.
- Max Frisch

You can put anything into words, except your own life.
- Max Frisch

It's precisely the disappointing stories,
which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning,
that sound true to life.
- Max Frisch

Either marriage is a destiny, I believe,
or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug.
- Max Frisch

There are all sorts of ways of murdering a person or at least his soul,
and that's something no police in the world can spot.
- Max Frisch

I don't believe in providence and fate,
as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.
- Max Frisch

Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level
of income is guilty of some offense.
- Max Frisch

My greatest fear: repetition.
- Max Frisch

Technology is a gift of God.
After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts.
It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
- Freeman Dyson

What new technology does is create new opportunities
to do a job that customers want done.
- Tim O'Reilly

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for Nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard P. Feynman

Technology has to be invented or adopted.
- Jared Diamond

The system of nature, of which man is a part,
tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting,
self-cleansing.
Not so with technology.
- E. F. Schumacher

I have an almost religious zeal...
not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me,
the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature,
linking up.
- Dan Millman

The research rat of the future allows experimentation
without manipulation of the real world.
This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
- John Spencer

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial
elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Technology is making gestures precise and brutal,
and with them men.
- Theodor Adorno

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence,
our servant may prove to be our executioner.
- Omar N. Bradley

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology.
The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Technology...
is a queer thing.
It brings you great gifts with one hand,
and it stabs you in the back with the other.
- Carrie P. Snow

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels,
levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
- Ambrose Bierce

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
- Al Boliska

The first rule of any technology used in a business
is that automation applied to an efficient operation
will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient
operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
- Alan Kay

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions
yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
- John Stuart Mill

I think it is inevitable that people program poorly.
Training will not substantially help matters.
We have to learn to live with it.
- Alan Perlis

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to
needing what I've invented.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
- Clifford Stoll

The internet is a great way to get on the net.
- Bob Dole

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

Leaders have to act more quickly today.
The pressure comes much faster.
- Andy Grove

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

Defect-free software does not exist.
- Wietse Venema

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind
you how powerful they are.
- Clive James

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

Getting information off the Internet is like taking
a drink from a fire hydrant.
- Mitchell Kapor

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that
is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
- Jaron Lanier

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects
and potential hazards also escalate.
- Alvin Toffler

The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet.
The future is still so much bigger than the past.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The most important and urgent problems of the technology
of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary
needs or of archetypal wishes,
but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
- Dennis Gabor

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
- William Gibson

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.
- John Perry Barlow


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