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Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money.
The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.
School shootings were invented by blacks... and stolen by the white man.
My grandfather was an engineer who invented the automatic pilot for airplanes.
My father invented a cure for which there was no disease and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
M. H. Abrams
When counting on learning from innovation, there are great successes but also failures. The Wright Brothers invented the aircraft and started an amazing process of innovation, where we now have planes that carry 500 passengers. Along the way there were some silly looking vehicles that crashed early on.
I consider myself an inventor first and an entrepreneur second. In real life, my hero is Thomas Edison. He was a great inventor, but also an outstanding entrepreneur who was able to sell his inventions to the masses. He didn't just develop the light bulb; he invented the entire electric grid and power distribution system.
Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.
I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game but he had little or nothing to do with cricket.
Technology has to be invented or adopted.
I don't think I really invented anybody. I have drawn on real life.
I invented animals and birds - I had about two dozen. After working on them for six months, I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings. It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor.
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
The desktop metaphor was invented because one, you were a stand-alone device, and two, you had to manage your own storage. That's a very big thing in a desktop world. And that may go away. You may not have to manage your own storage. You may not store much before too long.
Accursed be he that first invented war.
The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.
I've been falsely accused of drawing too much from real life. But I am a petty thief - I take little things. And, I mean, I can hardly write 10 words before I start to make things up. I start to invent, because that's what I want to do. I'm running away to an invented place.
I love video games. I'm also slightly in awe of them. I'm in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I'm in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we've ever invented has quite done before.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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