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

My advice is to look out for engineers.

They begin with sewing machines and end up with nuclear bombs.

To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing for 10 shillings what any fool can do for a pound

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.

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By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out. -this quote is actually found in Carl Sagan's book The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, where he attributes it to engineer James Oberg, who says he stole it from someone else.

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.

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

For 'Tis the sport to have the engineer hoisted with his own petard.

Hedonic Engineering -- The human nervous system studying and improving itself: intelligence studying and improving intelligence. Why be depressed, dumb, and agitated when you can be happy, smart, and tranquil?

When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: LEAVE SLIDE RULES HERE! If I didn't do that, I'd find some engineer reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, Boss you can't do that.

A man with a talent does what is expected of him, makes his way, constructs, is an engineer, a composer, a builder of bridges. It's the natural order of things that he construct objects outside himself and his family. The woman who does so is aberrant. We have to expiate for this cursed talent someone handed out to us, by mistake, in the black mystery of genetics.

You can engineer a prairie vole to become monogamous when it's naturally polygamous. It's just a single gene. Might be more complicated in humans, but perhaps not that much.

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.

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.

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.

I pushed the process forward by saying, 'We should do this, this, and this right now. Please find the budget for me to find a structural engineer, a mechanical engineer, a civil engineer, so we can do the preliminary work.'

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.

The writer is the engineer of the human soul.

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

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.

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.

I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.

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

I don't think that they have many of the scientists who were involved in the weapons program to talk to at this time, and there were thousands of people, engineers and scientists, they know where the weapons are.

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

Meccano gives boys the secrets of the world's wonderful engineering structures.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

In these highways our engineering will reflect the National Socialist movement.

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

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.

The industry's not stupid. The industry knows that if those foods are labeled "genetically engineered," the public will shy away and won't take them.

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.

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

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

We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.

What my father gave me more than anything else is great tutoring and a great brain, frankly. You know, my father's brother was a top person at MIT, went to MIT, graduated from MIT, was a teacher at MIT, a professor at MIT, a great engineer. I mean, you know, I have very good genes.

My background educationally is physics and economics, and I grew up in sort of an engineering environment - my father is an electromechanical engineer. And so there were lots of engineery things around me.

I usually describe myself as an engineer; that's basically what I've been doing since I was a kid.

Keep in mind that if you take a tour through a hospital and look at every machine with on and off switch that is brought into the service of diagnosing the human condition, that machine is based on principles of physics discovered by a physicist in a machine designed by an engineer.

It's when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that's the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams.

When you're an engineer, you want to analyze things a lot.

But if you believe that the most important data points are people, then you have to make conclusions in relatively short order. Because you want to push the people who are doing great. And you want to either develop the people who are not or, in a worst case, they need to be somewhere else.

The worst thing in the world that can happen to you if you're an engineer that has given his life to something is for someone to rip it off and put their name to it.

When I was growing up, I installed refrigerators in supermarkets.

My father was an electrical engineer.