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Mechanical Quotes

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We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn.
- Henry David Thoreau

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No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
- Garrett Hardin

It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog,
but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.
- John Leeson

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

 

I don't want anything to do with anything mechanical
between me and the paper,
including a typewriter, and I don't even want a fountain
pen between me and the paper.
- Shelby Foote

One cannot with impunity try to transfer this task
entirely to mechanical assistants if one wishes to figure something,
even though the final result is often small indeed.
- Max Webber

If you must get rid of a roach, use mechanical control.
- Carl Olson

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I've wanted to see beyond the Western,
mechanical view of the world and see what else might
appear when the lens was changed.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing
to be adjusted by abolition of forms.
It requires change of heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have taught my students not to apply rules or mechanical ways of seeing.
- Josef Albers

I always try to keep that feeling of being on the edge.
I'm afraid of knowing too well and seeming mechanical.
- Catherine Deneuve

I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning
of the industrial revolution,
we leaped for the mechanical things,
people need the use of their hands to feel creative.
- Andre Norton

I am inspired by human sexuality.
The act itself is mechanical and holds little interest to me.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Will is nothing more than a particular case of the
general doctrine of association of ideas,
and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing.
- Joseph Priestley

On the molecular scale, you find it's reasonable to
have a machine that does a million steps per second,
a mechanical system that works at computer speeds.
- K. Eric Drexler

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

It frequently happens that two persons,
reasoning right on a mechanical subject,
think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other.
- Oliver Evans

The United States as we know it today is largely the
result of mechanical inventions,
and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad.
- John Moody

I am eye.
I am a mechanical eye.
I, a machine, am showing you a world,
the likes of which only I can see.
- Dziga Vertov

But I don't actually adopt the point of view that our
subjective impression of free will,
which is a kind of indeterminacy behavior,
comes from quantum mechanical indeterminacy.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Come to think of it, the way I play is like a drum machine-
very mechanical.
- Ikue Mori

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering
makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell
by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.
- Havelock Ellis

Building a mechanical device for its appearance is
like putting lace on a bowling ball.
- Andrew Vachss

I just write mechanical things.
- Barry Zito

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal,
particularly in women.
Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome
of internal difficulties with thought.
- Elizabeth Bowen

A mechanical encounter or other energy-exchange may cause tissue damage.
- James J. Gibson

If the individual is a unit in a corporate mass,
his life is not merely brutish and short,
but dull and mechanical.
- Herbert Read

People like to imagine that because all our mechanical
equipment moves so much faster,
that we are thinking faster, too.
- Christopher Morley

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam,
whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land,
a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

The mechanical and social achievements of our day must
not blind our eyes to the fact that,
in all that relates to man, his nature and aspirations,
we have added little or nothing to what has been so
finely said by the great men of old.
- James Loeb

Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical
predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations,
meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental
findings have become possible.
- Yuan T. Lee

It is the growth of advertising in this country which,
more than any single element, has brought the American
magazine to its present enviable position in points of literary,
illustrative and mechanical excellence.
- Edward Bok

I keep these songs in my head until I get behind the microphone.
I never spend more than 30 or 40 minutes singing the
vocal or it will sound mechanical.
There are always mistakes, but it's about feeling more than being perfect.
- Brian McKnight

We know that communication must be hampered,
and its form largely determined, by the unconscious
but inevitable influence of a transmitting mechanism,
whether that be of a merely mechanical or of a physiological character.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

I love that men like to look at women,
that they love sports, that they need to know the inner
workings of mechanical objects.
I love the whole makeup of men - that they never mature
and are always just boys.
- Krista Allen

In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia
was the longest flight in the world.
It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous,
pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance.
Aviation was young.
- Mary Garden

My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net,
and being in the movies, there is a net -
because you stop and go over it again.
It's very technical and mechanical.
On stage you're on your own.
- Eli Wallach

Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives
of a class that from the beginning of history had been
the directing and creative force in civilization,
a process began which was almost mechanical.
- Ralph A. Cram

The physiologist who succeeds in penetrating deeper
and deeper into the digestive canal becomes convinced
that it consists of a number of chemical laboratories
equipped with various mechanical devices.
- Ivan Pavlov

My grandfather on my mother's side was a professor
of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
my other grandfather was a lawyer,
and one time Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates
as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is,
everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth
century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies
(mechanical and political) of expression.
- Marshall McLuhan

I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down,
then...
it's sort of like taking the training wheels off,
trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without
relying on quite such mechanical or external beats.
- Jonathan Franzen

You don't have to find out what someone's mechanical abilities are.
All those factors are already a known commodity.
I've seen teams win championships and have their entire
team quit the next day because they weren't happy.
- Larry Dixon

Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler,
and also in favor of capital and against labor.
Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful
to humanity than a century of war.
- Remy de Gourmont

We see that every external motion, act,
gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical,
organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion,
will or volition, and thought or mind.
- H. P. Blavatsky

I conceived of an instrument that would create sound
without using any mechanical energy,
like the conductor of an orchestra.
The orchestra plays mechanically, using mechanical energy;
the conductor just moves his hands,
and his movements have an effect on the music artistry.
- Leon Theremin

The process of creation goes on all the time.
When I get through, I feel I know what the character
will do in every situation.
But the building up of the part is not mechanical or deliberate.
It grows out of the text.
- Donald Pleasence

Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men:
through their prejudices they do without any effort
many things they would find too difficult to think
through to the point of resolving to do them.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a
drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't
create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays
everything that's written,
he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.
- Buddy Rich

He believes in romance.
He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements
of a man in an exciting situation.
He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop
of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can.
- Leslie Charteris

A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature:
it is not a structure but a plant.
It takes root and grows, it flowers,
wilts,
and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees
will bloom in their turn.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.
- Carrie P. Snow

The expectations of life depend upon diligence;
the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
- Confucius

I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action
of creation which was not fine,
never one which was not earnest and impressive.
- Thomas Nelson Page

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic,
a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these,
he may venture to call himself an architect.
- Walter Scott

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now -
I thought for a long-
time I would become a go-kart mechanic,
or a job like this, not an F1 driver.
- Fernando Alonso

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What should be targeted is a concept of organic,
and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law,
separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber.
It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country,
without a very exhaustive advertising support,
would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.
- Alexander Hamilton

The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation,
so that they readily acquire mechanic arts.
They have a great talent for music, and all their external
senses are remarkably acute.
- Samuel George Morton

The planter, the farmer, the mechanic,
and the laborer...
form the great body of the people of the United States,
they are the bone and sinew of the country men who
love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
- Andrew Jackson

In the past, I have not been able to hear myself.
I play with feeling so I need to hear what is coming
out of the amplifier to inspire me;
I don't just play mechanically.
- Michael Schenker

My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people.
They are mechanically more perfect than we are,
they have an astounding intellectual capacity,
but they have no soul.
- Karel Capek

But better die than live mechanically a life that is
a repetition of repetitions.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I play with feeling so I need to hear what is coming
out of the amplifier to inspire me;
I don't just play mechanically.
I need to hear what I am doing in order to create the next note.
If I don't hear it then I can't feed myself.
- Michael Schenker

It's very easy to make insects move.
Because they do move mechanically without the rippling
of flesh as you mentioned.
They move more like real tinker toys and you can make
models of them quite easily.
- Michael O'Donoghue

God forbid if David Crosby gets sick again and I can't tour anymore,
or something happens where I can't get around,
what am I going to live on? I'm going to be living on mechanicals.
So I don't want to hear it.
- Stephen Stills

It will be hard work.
It's always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team -
technical director,
mechanics, drivers, engineers - everyone in the team.
- David Leslie

I would do it today because the thing that appealed
to me was not necessarily the mechanics of the robot,
but it was his personality and how funny and charming he was.
- John Badham


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