Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.

If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.

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

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.

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Necessity... the mother of invention.

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.

Invention image quote by Thomas A. Edison

The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.

Doubt is the father of invention.

If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.

Mothers are the necessity of invention.

Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.

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

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

Invention image quote by Alan Kay

The best way to predict the future is to invent it

Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders;

it is impossible to keep them up.

Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true -- but it's father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife.

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.

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.

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.

But I hate things all fiction... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric -- and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.

But words came halting forth, wanting Invention

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

Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.

The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly;

in any other sense than a man's house is a monopoly.

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention.

Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see -- but microscopes are prudent in an emergency

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

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.

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

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild' is a snivelling modern invention, with no warrant in the gospels.

The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories, many her own invention.

She, too, tended to reverse the norm.

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War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.

Next came the Patent laws. These began in England in 1624; and, in this country, with the adoption of our constitution. Before then these?, any man might instantly use what another had invented; so that the inventor had no special advantage from his own invention. The patent system changed this; secured to the inventor, for a limited time, the exclusive use of his invention; and thereby added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius, in the discovery and production of new and useful things.

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.

Heredity is a strong factor, even in architecture.

Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of her own, and they look just like grandma.

Painting does not come from intelligence so much, as from sight and feeling and invention.

Astronomy is not the apex of science or of invention.

But it is a test of the cast of temperament and mind that underlies a culture.

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.

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.

Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac.

The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

The confusion is not my invention. We cannot listen to a conversation for five minutes without being aware of the confusion. It is all around us and our only chance now is to let it in. The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess. It is not a mess you can make sense of.

It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.

From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality. That is why you write and for no other reason that you know of. But what about all the reasons that no one knows?

There is the happiness which comes from creative effort.

The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry.

There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.

When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.

Necessity is the mother of invention is a silly proverb.

Necessity is the mother of futile dodges is much closer to the truth. The basis of growth of modern invention is science, and science is almost wholly the outgrowth of pleasurable intellectual curiosity.