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To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

Related topics: Art

You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions
as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them.
Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
- Dean Kamen

The engineer, and more generally the designer,
is concerned with how things ought to be -
how they ought to be in order to attain goals,
and to function.
- Herbert Simon

However, the occasional visit of success provides just
the excitement an engineer needs to face work the following day.
- Koichi Tanaka

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Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure.
- Koichi Tanaka

Any good software engineer will tell you that a compiler
and an interpreter are interchangeable.
- Tim Berners-Lee

My father, who had previously been a civil engineer,
died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918.
- James Rainwater


 

When it came time to find employment,
I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer,
a field that was closely related to my major at university.
- Koichi Tanaka

I went to military college in Canada and graduated
as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.
- Marc Garneau

I'm an engineer.
I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers...
They use my tools.
- Robert Moog

A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself
about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.
- Helmut Jahn

My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist.
My father was an electrical engineer.
- James Cameron

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist,
who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
- Sally Ride

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

I am an engineer, but what I find important and necessary
is that you just learn things as you go along.
- Terrence Howard

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark,
you don't throw away the ticket and jump off.
You sit still and trust the engineer.
- Corrie Ten Boom

So here we have pi squared, which an engineer would call 10.
- Frank King

My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff,
but the reason I do it is not to make music but for
the opportunity to work with musicians.
- Robert Moog

When I was a kid and I bought a record,
I ripped that thing open, I wanted to know who was playing what,
what studio it was cut at, who was the string arranger,
who was the engineer.
- Lenny Kravitz

Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer
convinced me that more things should be open to women.
- Elizabeth Moon

People have an idea that one is in control of a career,
a lot more than you really are.
You can engineer things to an extent.
But you are at the mercy of what comes in across the desk.
- Gary Oldman

The Engineer Corps is charged with all construction,
including light railways and roads.
- Kelly Miller

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager,
gave his brood many advantages not least of which,
for me, was his love of singing which gave music a
central place in our lives.
- James W. Black

I could have gone on to be an engineer full time,
except that there was more demand for my playing.
But the love of working the board never leaves you.
- Steve Cropper

My father worked for governments all his life as an
engineer and public works director.
- Edward Tufte

The writer is the engineer of the human soul.
- Joseph Stalin

I got out of high school, bought a recording studio
and started operating it as an engineer and a producer.
- T-Bone Burnett

My mother turned into a professional widow.
She couldn't understand why I wanted to be an engineer;
she thought I should be a chicken farmer.
- David Antin

Video games are engineered now, but the step I am trying to take,
no one can engineer.
- Bill Budge

Tom would bring in songs, Mike would engineer,
and we recorded about 30 songs.
- Benmont Tench

I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and,
you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate.
- Rube Goldberg

Software Engineering might be science;
but that's not what I do.
I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
- Jamie Zawinski

My parents, and especially my mother,
encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending,
wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National
School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.
- Leon Jouhaux

Better biofuels are a really big deal.
That means we can precisely engineer the molecules
in the fuel chain and optimize them along the way.
So, if all goes well, they're going to have designer
bugs in warm vats that are eating and digesting sugars
to excrete better biofuels.
I guess that's better living through bugs.
- John Doerr

The Biblical world view sees Earth and its ecosystems
as the effect of a wise God's creation and...
therefore robust, resilient, and self-regulating,
like the product of any good engineer.
- Christopher Monckton

I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D.
in electrical engineering and came back and served
about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call
a combat systems engineer.
- Marc Garneau

Chris is the engineer down at the studio where we do these things.
And he's just such an integral part and he has such a marvelous ear.
Also it turns out, we didn't know, but he's a pretty good fiddle player.
- Guy Clark

When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor;
when we have a construction job to do,
we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war,
we want an uncommon general.
It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
- Herbert Hoover

So I just got on the phone and the engineer just patched me in and I did reports.
I'd get a community leader and bring him to the phone,
call up the station and do an interview over the phone with the guy.
- Ed Bradley

At the same time, one of the things I noticed was that
the moment there was any kind of audio attached to virtual reality,
it really improved the experience, even though the
audio didn't feel like a sound engineer or composer
had been anywhere near it.
- Thomas Dolby

A good scientist is a person with original ideas.
A good engineer is a person who makes a design that
works with as few original ideas as possible.
There are no prima donnas in engineering.
- Freeman Dyson

Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books.
What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge
and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems.
He's always been a hero to me.
I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children.
- Steve Wozniak

You sit there waiting for the RED LIGHT to go on.
You could be sitting there for five minutes,
waiting, while the producer talks to the engineer.
Then the light goes on you know that you mustn't make
a mistake for at least 4 minutes.
- Jim Sullivan

From here, it becomes an engineering problem;
the engineer considers the ground motion that will
occur and evaluates the requirements of the proposed
structure in the light of the local foundation conditions.
- Charles Francis Richter

After I changed the string we picked up right where we left off -
and punched back in at the same time.
I don't know if this has ever been done before.
The engineer sort of looked at us weird,
but we got it on the first take.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried
to impress me with how they're going to capture my
sound with all kinds of tricks.
But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt.
- Dick Dale

Bobby is really the one who did all the editing on that stuff.
And he did all the mixing.
I particularly like the record we did with Logic because
Scott Harding did a great job mixing it.
He's really a killing engineer.
- Charlie Hunter

I would say the most help I got was from my dad.
My dad is a civil engineer in Switzerland;
he's 90 years old now,
so he's no longer active as a civil engineer,
but still a very active person.
- Claude Nicollier

In the last 17 years of his working life,
my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first,
a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith
with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
- Tony Visconti

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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