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  • Antony Jay
    Antony Jay
    English writer, broadcaster, and director 1930-2016
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    'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
  • Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president 1856-1924
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    Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    American speculative fiction writer 1949-
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    A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind.
  • Alexandre Dumas
    Alexandre Dumas
    French writer 1802-1870
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    All for one, one for all, that is our device.
    Source: The Three Musketeers
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
  • Andrew Vachss
    Andrew Vachss
    American crime fiction author 1942-
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    Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
  • B. Kevin Turner
    B. Kevin Turner
    American businessman 1965-
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    For commercial customers, we have invested in specialist mobile-first sales capabilities, and we are building out our device-selling channel.
  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    English crime writer 1920-2014
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    I find it extraordinary that a straightforward if inelegant device for ensuring the survival of the species should involve human beings in such emotional turmoil. Does sex have to be taken so seriously?
  • Armistead Maupin
    Armistead Maupin
    American writer 1944-
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    It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Newspaper: A device unable to distinguish between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation.
  • Andy Hertzfeld
    Andy Hertzfeld
    American software engineer and innovator 1953-
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    People who work on the user interface side need to have empathy as a key characteristic. But if you are writing device drivers you don't really need to understand humans so well.
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    British author 1930-
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    Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of an evolutionary standby system, a last-resort device for throwing a wild joker into the game?
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