You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.— R. Buckminster Fuller
Skyrocket Engineering Inspirational quotations
Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.
When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.
I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.
Strive for perfection in everything you do.
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand.
Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
Birds in flight fascinate me. I admire eagles and falcons. I’m inspired by a feather but also its color, its graphics, its weightlessness and its engineering. It’s so elaborate. In fact I try and transpose the beauty of a bird to women.
Take the best that exists and make it better.
Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.
Copy and paste is a design error.
My engineer dad is where my technical acumen comes from.
I remember him taking me to the factories to see how what works. Often he used to open up his motorbike to fix things and I saw how the wheels worked. His car used to be open for dissection very regularly. All this taught me and inspired me to look beyond what I could see on the skin.
Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been.
Good code is its own best documentation.
As you're about to add a comment, ask yourself, "How can I improve the code so that this comment isn't needed?" Improve the code and then document it to make it even clearer.
Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines.
The Victorians were great engineers. They engineered a [schooling] system that was so robust that it's still with us today, continuously producing identical people for a machine that no longer exists.
Design is a process - an intimate collaboration between engineers, designers, and clients.
When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.
When someone says, "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I want done," give him a lollipop.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they?
I am also involved with all the acquisitions and overall strategy.
Now it's true, I don't run operations. But I've never really run operations. I've never had the endurance to run sales. The whole idea of selling to the customer just isn't my personality. I'm an engineer, tell me why something isn't working or is and I am curious.
Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man.
Winning the world championship in '66 was really the pinnacle of the whole thing, because to win a championship with an Australian made engine was a fantastic feather in our cap.
Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.
No one wants to learn from mistakes, but we cannot learn enough from successes to go beyond the state of the art.
All we know about the new economic world is that nations which train engineers will prevail over those which train lawyers. No nation has ever sued its way to greatness.
Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.
5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration.
Unless you took courses in architecture, engineering, or pre-med, the rest of your liberal arts education hardly prepares you for life as the business warrior and champion you envision yourself to be.
The most important thing is to keep trying...
It's hard enough to find an error in your code when you're looking for it;
it's even harder when you've assumed your code is error-free.
The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space.
Knowing there is a structure, hidden or felt, to the random gives pleasure.
One of my goals is to inspire people to be all that they can be and, hopefully, be a good example and teach some useful, interesting principles. Perhaps I can be the key that turns on the engine in their life, and then they can take their car where they want.