Inventions And Inventors Quotes

Inventions And Inventors Quotes by Thomas A. Edison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ambrose Bierce, Andre Maurois, Francis Picabia, Daniel Webster and many others.

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Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
Thomas A. Edison
Man is a shrewd inventor, and is ever taking the hint of a new machine from his own structure, adapting some secret of his own anatomy in iron, wood, and leather, to some required function in the work of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
Ambrose Bierce
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder.
Andre Maurois
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
Francis Picabia
It is no monopoly in any other sense than as a man’s own house is a monopoly. But a man’s right to his own invention is a very different matter. It is no more a monopoly for him to possess that, than to possess his own homestead .
Daniel Webster
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success … Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Nikola Tesla
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
William Shakespeare
Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.
Bertolt Brecht
The test of an invention is the power of an inventor to push it through in the face of staunch-not opposition, but indifference-in society.
Edwin Land
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
Thomas Carlyle
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
Charles Kettering
It is only the unimaginative who ever invents. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes.
Oscar Wilde
That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best – make it all up – but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.
Ernest Hemingway
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
Lord Byron
These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
Alfred Hitchcock