quote by Gene Wilder

Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple

— Gene Wilder

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If you can be the best, then why not try to be the best?

Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society . . . but for me and no one else, education means making creators. . . . You have to make inventors, innovators...not conformists

Every child has a dream, to pursue the dream is in every child's hand to make it a reality. One's invention is another's tool.

Having a vision for what you want is not enough...Vision without execution is hallucination

You never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby.

The best way to get people to think outside the box is not to create the box in the first place.

You cannot change how someone thinks, but you can give them a tool to use which will lead them to think differently.

There's nothing on it worthwhile, and we're not going to watch it in this household, and I don't want it in your intellectual diet.

We cannot safely assume that other people's minds work on the same principles as our own. All too often, others with whom we come in contact do not reason as we reason, or do not value the things we value, or are not interested in what interests us.

The inventor is a man who looks around upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world; he is haunted by an idea. The spirit of invention possesses him, seeking materialization.

Ethical teaching is weakened if it is tied up with dogmas that will not bear examination.

When wireless is fully applied the earth will be converted into a huge brain, capable of response in every one of its parts.

I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.

There's a radical - and wonderful - new idea here.

.. that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people's ideas, analyzers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on the world. Its an idea with revolutionary implications. If we take it seriously.

America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.

The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.

The truth of a theory can never be proven, for one never knows if future experience will contradict its conclusions.

What man-made machine will ever achieve the complete perfection of even the goose's wing?

I have been asked whether I would agree that the tragedy of the scientist is that he is able to bring about great advances in our knowledge, which mankind may then proceed to use for purposes of destruction. My answer is that this is not the tragedy of the scientist; it is the tragedy of mankind.

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.

Some sad news from Australia... the inventor of the boomerang grenade died today.

I owe all my knowledge to the German inventor, Johannes Gutenberg!

An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work.

The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.

The inventor did it because it was natural to him, and so in him it has a charm. In the imitator something else is natural, and he bereaves himself of his own beauty, to come short of another man's.

It isn’t easy being a brilliant inventor, always alone.

Always misunderstood. Easy to turn bitter, make horrible mistakes. People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can’t be fixed. -Hephaestus

We want to encourage a world of creators, of inventors, of contributors.

Because this world that we live in, this interactive world, is ours.

Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market

I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then.

I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton.

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.

Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.

Most inventors and engineers I've met are like me.

They're shy and they live in their heads. The very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone.

For artists, scientists, inventors, schoolchildren, and the rest of us, intrinsic motivation-the drive to do something because it is interesting, challenging, and absorbing-is essential for high levels of creativity.

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