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Invention Quotes

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All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

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Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

 

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

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What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

I've got a new invention.
It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish.
- Lefty Gomez

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

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again,
so is a bicycle repair kit.
- Billy Connolly

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates
some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce

Invention, it must be humbly admitted,
does not consist in creating out of voice,
but out of chaos.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

If necessity is the mother of invention,
it's the father of cooperation.
And we're cooperating like never before.
- John Ashcroft

Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.
- Fridtjof Nansen

Television has some lovely aspects to it -
and some ghastly aspects -
but the theater itself was a wonderful invention.
- Patrick Macnee

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement,
or the plastic invention of felt reality;
it must be every time: invention,
discovery, revelation.
- Max Ernst

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
- Carolyn Wells

Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my
countrymen comes natural to me;
and in the open field of invention I am not without
hopes of giving them pleasure.
- Thomas Edward Brown

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention.
Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness,
possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
- Agatha Christie

Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of
useless contraptions and in constructing the useful
combinations which are in infinite minority.
- Henri Poincare

What we were in on, really, was the invention of animation.
- Marc Davis

Necessity may well be called the mother of invention
but calamity is the test of integrity.
- Samuel Richardson

The role of the teacher is to create the conditions
for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.
- Seymour Papert

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition,
all observation is also invention.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to
use wisely the products of our invention.
- Whitney M. Young

I've never had plastic surgery, but if they made a
new invention for making people taller,
I'd be the first to have the surgery.
- Alanna Ubach

But I'm an adventurer.
I like invention, I like discovery.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

The invention of basketball was not an accident.
It was developed to meet a need.
Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief.'
- James Naismith

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly
brings us back to essentials:
it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
- Edward Hopper

I'm an inventor.
I became interested in long-term trends because an
invention has to make sense in the world in which it is finished,
not the world in which it is started.
- Ray Kurzweil

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant
office that ever the invention of man contrived or
his imagination conceived.
- John Adams

Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift.
- Gustav Mahler

My invention, (the motion picture camera),
can be exploited...
as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that it has
no commercial value whatsoever.
- Auguste Lumiere

The real writer is one who really writes.
Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire.
Work is its own cure.
You have to like it better than being loved.
- Marge Piercy

None of my neighbors believe in what I say.
They refuse to wear the rings.
They will never accept my invention until the day they die.
That's what I call the real antichrists.
- Alex Chiu

There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail,
the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
- Theophile Gautier

Women's virtue is man's greatest invention.
- Cornelia Otis Skinner

Doubt is the father of invention.
- Ambrose Bierce

An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in,
not in the world it started.
- Tim O'Reilly

It's a non-stop invention, this game of life,
and as soon as you think you've got it,
you lose it.
- Tim Finn

Necessity may be the mother of invention,
but play is certainly the father.
- Roger von Oech

I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing;
it's not a western invention.
- Garry Kasparov

Long lives aren't natural.
We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention
as toasters or penicillin.
- Doug Coupland

I see architecture not as Gropius did,
as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention,
in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.
- Michael Graves

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying
rightly a thought one finds in a book,
than in being the first author of that thought.
- Pierre Bayle

As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories,
many her own invention.
She, too, tended to reverse the norm.
- Tanith Lee

In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been
understood for a long time,
perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention
of private property in real estate.
- Garrett Hardin

Wonderful invention, the phonograph.
Keeps a man alive long after he's dead.
- P. J. Wolfson

This play is truly a great invention,
and we're having a great time doing it eight times a week.
- Bill Irwin

But thanks to my invention, my capitalist friends and
I were able to bring the government to its knees.
- Erno Rubik

The concept of war crimes is an American invention.
- George Wald

As the archeology of our thought easily shows,
man is an invention of recent date.
And one perhaps nearing its end.
- Michel Foucault

Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until
the invention of agriculture,
must have been precarious because of his inability
to ensure his food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

We can put television in its proper light by supposing
that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed
at printing only comic books.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Getting caught is the mother of invention.
- Robert Byrne

Invention flags, his brain goes muddy,
and black despair succeeds brown study.
- William Congreve

So without that Canadian invention we were grounded.
And so that was a really important and key part of
the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it.
- Chris Hadfield

As the archaeology of our thought easily shows,
man is an invention of recent date.
And one perhaps nearing its end.
- Michel Foucault

We are not a Zappa cover band.
We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the
Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
- Jonathan Swift

I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

Since the invention of steamships distant countries
have become like those that are near at hand.
- Townsend Harris

The market is not an invention of capitalism.
It has existed for centuries.
It is an invention of civilization.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders;
it is impossible to keep them up.
- Sydney Smith

I think that various styles and methods and approaches
are an invention of people who don't understand the
process of acting and who try very hard to label things.
- Ben Kingsley

There are events which are so great that if a writer
has participated in them his obligation is to write
truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
- Ernest Hemingway

And the invention of transformations of certain figures
has become the most important in musical composition.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen


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