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Machines Quotes

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

Related topics: Technology

We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive
predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars,
adding machines, and other artifacts,
but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- John Searle

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

Animals often strike us as passionate machines.
- Eric Hoffer

 

It was one of those great miracles of history that
they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain
just before they were invaded by the Nazis.
- Michael Apted

No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.
- Henri Poincare

Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over
extensive lines with great rapidity.
- Charles Babbage

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Our bodies are machines and have to be functional,
and to do that they have to be fed properly.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines,
but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority.
With them quality was more important than quantity.
- Manfred von Richthofen

I think there's a tendency for modern man to become
dominated by gadgets and machines,
taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
- Robin Day

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?'
- Nicholas Negroponte

I'm very good with technology, I always have been,
and with machines in general.
They seem not threatening like other people find them,
but a source of fun and amusement.
- Brian Eno

I have problems with machines which aren't gestural.
- Luc Ferrari

Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all.
Copy editors, who proofread and much,
much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every
word that appears in the paper.
- Bill Walsh

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
- Lord Kelvin

If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and
just leave us with the joy of drawing,
then that's the best of both worlds -
and I'll use those computers!
- Don Bluth

I've always worked on the machines, especially the
125 and 250 which are really difficult to set up.
- Joey Dunlop

It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines,
and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy.
- Steve Guttenberg

The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles.
It has simple sound and few graphics special effects.
In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the
other machines are getting bigger.
- Bill Budge

Machines built by human beings they will function correctly
if we provide them with a very specific environment.
But if that environment is changed, they won't function at all.
- Ralph Merkle

Let the machine take care of the machines,
and I'll go spend more time with my family,
or golf.
- Mark Goddard

I still find it hard to understand that anyone could
argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.
- Iain Banks

The days when you needed amazing Silicon Graphics machines
to run animation software are gone now.
- Dave Rowntree

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The greatest task before civilization at present is
to make machines what they ought to be,
the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
- Henry Ellis

When we recorded our first album sixteen track machines were the thing.
- John Deacon

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful
and valued because they confer power;
they are hated because they are hideous and loathed
because they impose slavery.
- Bertrand Russell

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp

Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as
machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture -
academia,
the most powerful media and many of our courts.
- Marvin Olasky

Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic.
It all depends on how you use the tools.
- Don Henley

Slot machines are like crack for old people.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines,
and I used to practice to that quite a bit,
just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases.
- John Otto

We also had to bring with us some desired scientific
equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines.
For that, I had to conduct two space walks.
- Philippe Perrin

Research is four things: brains with which to think,
eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and,
fourth, money.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Before machines the only form of entertainment people
really had was relationships.
- Doug Coupland

I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home.
- Earl Long

Man has made many machines, complex and cunning,
but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?
- Pablo Casals

If men do not keep on speaking terms with children,
they cease to be men, and become merely machines for
eating and for earning money.
- John Updike

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.
- Alan Turing

What kind of world is this that can send machines to
Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?
- Jose Saramago

People ask me to record their answering machines all the time.
I love it.
It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters.
- Mike Myers

The chips are in production, the machines aren't.
So we've got a little bit of work left to do.
- J Allard

There are the manufacturing multitudes of England;
they must have work,
and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly,
famine would be uglier still.
- Goldwin Smith

We too could wrest iron from the bowels of the earth
and fashion it into ships and machines.
- Jose C. Orozco

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines
in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts -
the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.
- Richard Wagner

Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master.
- Nicholson Baker

Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant,
if not utterly impossible.
- Simon Newcomb

If Unix could present the same face,
the same capabilities,
on machines of many different types,
it could serve as a common software environment for all of them.
- Eric S. Raymond

Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines.
It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
- Neil Armstrong

Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines:
three things the world could live completely without.
- Doug Coupland

The thing that we possess, that machines don't,
is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
- Herbie Hancock

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed
by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
- Karl Marx

The more we reduce ourselves to machines in the lower things,
the more force we shall set free to use in the higher.
- Anna C. Brackett

One has to look out for engineers - they begin with
sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.
- Marcel Pagnol

In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent
use to the larger and more important machines,
the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking.
- Charles Babbage

Italy in the first years got food, for the first year
or the first periods got food.
Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines,
let's say, instruments for working.
- Gianni Agnelli

I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems
were based on molecular machines and that we were learning
to design and build these sorts of things.
- K. Eric Drexler

You see, we are not machines and we do not have lots of ideas in a drawer.
- Christo

With bundled machines you can throw away the hardware and keep the software,
and it's still a good buy.
- Adam Osborne

C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs,
Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11,
but the portability of the whole system was new.
- Dennis Ritchie

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life.
Make war on machines.
And in particular the sterile machines of corporate
death and the robots that guard them.
- Abbie Hoffman

I think IT projects are about supporting social systems-about
communications between people and machines.
They tend to fail due to cultural issues.
- Tim Berners-Lee

You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity
are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world.
And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
- Bill Gates

The workstation-class machines built by Sun and others
opened up new worlds for hackers.
- Eric S. Raymond

In many biological structures proteins are simply components
of larger molecular machines.
- Michael Behe

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect,
so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
- Ernst Fischer

In Hell all the messages you ever left on answering
machines will be played back to you.
- Judy Horacek

But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call
as far as motorbikes are concerned.
I never flirted with death on the bike,
but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
- Liam Neeson

We believe that if men have the talent
to invent new machines that put men out of work,
they have the talent to put those men back to work.
- John F. Kennedy

I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans,
and I'm rooting for the machines.
- Claude Shannon

The fact that the great scientist believed in flying
machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
- Wilbur Wright


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