Quotes by invention

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  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
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    Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see - but microscopes are prudent in an emergency
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
  • Octavio Paz
    Octavio Paz
    Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
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    Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.
  • Michel Foucault
    Michel Foucault
    French Essayist, Philosopher 1926-1984
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    As the archeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    But I hate things all fiction... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric - and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.
  • Galileo Galilei
    Galileo Galilei
    Italian physicist, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher 1564-1642
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    Doubt is the father of invention.
  • C. A. R. Hoare
    C. A. R. Hoare
    British computer scientist 1934-
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    Due credit must be paid to the genius of the designers of ALGOL 60 who included recursion in their language and enabled me to describe my invention so elegantly to the world.
    Source: The Emperors Old Clothes
  • Brit Morin
    Brit Morin
    American entrepreneur 1985-
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    For my grandmother's generation, the big invention was cake mix; for our moms, it was the microwave, and for me, it's the iPhone. And that's enabled us to do so many different things more efficiently at home.
  • Robert Byrne
    Robert Byrne
    American author 1930-2016
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    Getting caught is the mother of invention.
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn Brooks White
    American writer 1899-1985
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    Heredity is a strong factor, even in architecture. Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of her own, and they look just like grandma.
  • Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    British writer 1891-1976
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    I don't think necessity is the mother of invention — invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
    Source: An Autobiography (1977) part III, sect. 2
  • Martin Luther
    Martin Luther
    German preacher 1483-1546
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    I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us.
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