Inventions And Inventors Quotes by Thomas A. Edison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ambrose Bierce, Andre Maurois, Francis Picabia, Daniel Webster and many others.
Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
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.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder.
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
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 .
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.
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.
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.
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
It is only the unimaginative who ever invents. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes.
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.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
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.