Quotes by invention

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  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
    American attorney and politician 1948-
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    In a single generation, the Internet has given to virtually every person on the face of the earth the ability to communicate with fellow human beings on virtually any topic, at any time, and in every nook and cranny on the globe. This magnificent invention has done this without succumbing to government control.
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
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    In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
  • Remy de Gourmont
    Remy de Gourmont
    French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright 1858-1915
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    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.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
  • William Congreve
    William Congreve
    British Dramatist 1670-1729
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    Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
    Jonathan Swift
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    Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
  • Joshua Reynolds
    Joshua Reynolds
    English painter, specialising in portraits 1723-1792
    Joshua Reynolds
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    Invention strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come from nothing.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    American president 1908-173
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    It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac.
  • Billy Connolly
    Billy Connolly
    Scottish stand-up comedian, musician, actor 1942-
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    Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
    Source: Billy Connolly: The Authorized Version (Pan Books, 1976) by Duncan Campbell
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Methinks the human method of expression by sound of tongue is very elementary, and ought to be substituted for some ingenious invention which should be able to give vent to at least six coherent sentences at once.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it, is the invention of good games and it cannot be done by men out of touch with their instinctive selves.
    Source: Jung and the Story of Our Time, Laurens van der Post (1977)
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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    Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
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