Quotes by invention
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English writer and cleric 1771-1845
Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.
American poet 1830-1886
Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see - but microscopes are prudent in an emergency
American-British author 1951-
To me, the greatest invention of my lifetime is the laptop computer and the fact that I can be working on a book and be in an airport lounge, in a hotel room, and continue working; I fire up my laptop, and I'm in exactly the same place I was when I left home - that, to me, is a miracle.
E. M. Cioran
French philosopher 1911-
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.
Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.
French Essayist, Philosopher 1926-1984
As the archeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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
English poet 1788-1824
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.
Italian physicist, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher 1564-1642
Doubt is the father of invention.
American entrepreneur 1985-
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.
American author 1930-2016
Getting caught is the mother of invention.
Elwyn Brooks White
American writer 1899-1985
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.
British writer 1891-1976
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
German preacher 1483-1546
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.