Quotes by invention

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  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.
  • Bill Irwin
    Bill Irwin
    American actor, clown and comedian 1950-
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    This play is truly a great invention, and we're having a great time doing it eight times a week.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    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.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
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    Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    Too much attention to health is a hindrance to learning, to invention, and to studies of any kind, for we are always feeling suspicious shootings and swimmings in our heads, and we are prone to blame studies from them.
  • Norman Cousins
    Norman Cousins
    American Editor, Humanitarian, Author 1915-1990
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    War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
    Source: Who Speaks for Man (1953) p. 318
  • Barry Unsworth
    Barry Unsworth
    English writer 1930-2012
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    We are quite at ease in this no man's land of ignorance and doubt and dispute, absorbed in the ambiguities of trying to reach truth by mixing fact with invention.
  • Robert M. Hutchins
    Robert M. Hutchins
    American educational philosopher 1899-1977
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    We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.
  • Barry Diller
    Barry Diller
    American businessman 1942-
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    What interests me is starting businesses on our own, finding ideas that we can support, and simply investing in invention.
  • Women's virtue is man's greatest 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
  • Thomas Alva Edison
    Thomas Alva Edison
    American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
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    One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But speaking for myself, I can honestly say this is not so... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Telephone. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
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