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Invention Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Invention

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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

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

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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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man is a creature of hope and invention,
both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.
- Tom Clancy

In our day the conventional element in literature is
elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending
that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
- Northrop Frye

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

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

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

Invention is the mother of necessity.
- Thorstein Veblen

Doubt is the father of invention.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

There are no rules.
That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen.
Go against the rules or ignore the rules.
That is what invention is about.
- Helen Frankenthaler

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

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

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

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

As the archaeology 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

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

I didn't say my invention is better,
nor did I say other stuff does not work.
- Alex Chiu

The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs
in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard,
as the songs of Homer.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel,
and the same law of progress makes the woman of today
a different woman from her grandmother.
- Susan B. Anthony

Some people really want to play Mozart and be just performers.
I was more interested in invention.
- Steve Lacy

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

The European Union is the world's most successful invention for advancing peace.
- John Bruton

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing.
It didn't change people's habits.
It just kept them inside the house.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers
of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
- Henry George

I said I have no powers of invention.
Well, I also have no powers of mimicry.
- Norman MacCaig

As far as I'm concerned, the essentials of jazz are:
melodic improvisation,
melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality.
- Mose Allison

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

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

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

Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty,
and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as
a writer enjoys providing one.
- Walter Jon Williams

Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls.
Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
- Jonathan Swift

America demands invention and innovation to succeed.
- Kit Bond

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

One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though
admittedly the most outrageous liar.
Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
- Henry Miller

Any change in form produces a fear of change,
and that has accelerated.
Marketing is the death of invention,
because marketing deals with the familiar.
- Nicolas Roeg

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

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

The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly -
in any other sense than a man's house is a monopoly.
- Daniel Webster

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

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

Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained
in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.
- David Frost

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

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


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