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Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors.

Mark Twain

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas A. Edison

The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.

Charles Kettering

Fear is a great inventor.


Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.

Thomas A. Edison

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

Bertolt Brecht

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -- gunpowder and romantic love.

Andre Maurois

We can invent only with memory.

Alphonse Karr

The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.

Thomas Carlyle

The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly; in any other sense than a man's house is a monopoly.

Daniel Webster

If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice.

George Gobel

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

Jonathan Swift

Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.

Ursula K. LeGuin

The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.

Henry George

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

Albert Gyorgyi

I don't mind occasionally having to reinvent a wheel; I don't even mind using someone's reinvented wheel occasionally. But it helps a lot if it is symmetric, contains no fewer than ten sides, and has the axle centered. I do tire of trapezoidal wheels with offset axles.

Joseph Newcomer

A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.

Francis Picabia

Invention strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come from nothing.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.

Jonathan Swift

This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.

Lord Byron

Inventing is a skill that some people have and some people don't. But you can learn how to invent.

Ray Dolby

He liked to go from A to B without inventing letters between.

John McPhee

If the U.N. didn't exist, we'd be inventing it right now.

Sam Farr

An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something.

Benoit Mandelbrot

Man keeps inventing things all the time.

Mikhail Kalashnikov

The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.

Jeremiah Wright

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.

Christiaan Barnard

Even though the vast majority of my work was outside television, the amount of creation and inventing that went into the TV shows was non stop and, unknown to me, a great strain.

Paul Daniels

The difference between being able to understand something and inventing it in the first place... is called genius.

Craig Bruce

I was always inventing characters and making up stories.

Suzanne Vega

People who've had very unhappy childhoods are pretty good at inventing themselves. If nobody invents you for yourself, nothing is left but to invent yourself for others.

John Le Carre

At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic. I needed the third-person. I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story, is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it.

Jeffrey Eugenides

In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.

Carol P. Christ

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

The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.

Al Gore

If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history.

Bo Bennett

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