Quotes by invention

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Religion is a good invention in times of stress.
  • Greil Marcus
    Greil Marcus
    American author, music journalist and critic 1945-
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    Rock 'n Roll is a combination of good ideas dried up by fads, terrible junk, hideous failings in taste and judgment, gullibility and manipulation, moments of unbelievable clarity and invention, pleasure, fun, vulgarity, excess, novelty and utter enervation.
  • Cameron Mackintosh
    Cameron Mackintosh
    British theatrical producer and theatre owner 1946-
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    Sometimes, thinking on your feet can be the most creative. Constrained circumstances can bring the best out of you. Some of the most successful shows come out of shoestring invention.
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    English moviedirector 1899-1980
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    Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
  • Orson Welles
    Orson Welles
    American film maker 1915-1985
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    The classy gangster is a Hollywood invention.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    The impact of television on our culture is... indescribable. There's a certain sense in which it is nearly as important as the invention of printing.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    The invention of gunpowder and the constant improvement of firearms are enough in themselves to show that the advance of civilization has done nothing practical to alter or deflect the impulse to destroy the enemy, which is central to the very idea of war.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Henry George
    Henry George
    American political economist and journalist 1839-1897
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    The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    Mikhail Gorbachev
    Russian and former Soviet politician 1931-
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    The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    Mikhail Gorbachev
    Russian and former Soviet politician 1931-
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    The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry.
  • Barry Commoner
    Barry Commoner
    American cellular biologist, college professor, and politician 1917-2012
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    The real abhorrent consequence of the invention of atomic bombs is the fact that we still have them and they're spreading.
  • Daniel Webster
    Daniel Webster
    American lawyer and statesman 1782-1852
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    The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly; in any other sense than a man's house is a monopoly.
  • John Banville
    John Banville
    Irish writer 1945-
    John Banville
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    The sentence is the greatest human invention of civilization.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
    Bill Gates
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    The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.
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