Quotes by (mechanical
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G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.
C. Northcote Parkinson
British naval historian and author 1909-1993
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.
Italian physicist and inventor 1934-
As a boy, I was deeply interested in scientific ideas, electrical and mechanical, and I read almost everything I could find on the subject. I was attracted more by the hardware and construction aspects than by the scientific issues.
English writer 1778-1830
Belief is with them mechanical, voluntary: they believe what they are paid for - they swear to that which turns to account. Do you suppose, that after years spent in this manner, they have any feeling left answering to the difference between truth and falsehood?
Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
American crime fiction author 1942-
Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.
American jazz drummer and bandleader 1917-1987
But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.
French film director and screenwriter 1958-
Cinema is made to film material: the body. By filming the material, the mechanical, the worker, we arrive at the spiritual.
American writer of science fiction 1912-2005
I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative.
American columnist and author 1915-1977
In the next century it will be the early mechanical bird which get the first plastic worm out of the artificial grass.
Remy de Gourmont
French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright 1858-1915
Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war.
Alfred Whitney Griswold
American historian and educator 1906-1963
The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.
Irish writer 1854-1900
The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.
American baseball player 1992-
The full thing is God-given. I don't know how I got my swing or what I did. I know I worked every single day. I know I did as much as I could with my dad. But I never really looked at anything mechanical. There was nothing really like, 'Oh, put your hands here.' It was, 'Where are you comfortable? You're comfortable here; hit from there.'
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