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No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
Necessity... the mother of invention.
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.
Human subtlety 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.
Leonardo da Vinci
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Thomas A. Edison
Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality.
Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
Doubt is the father of invention.
One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
J. K. Rowling
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.
I've got a new invention. It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish.
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.
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.
Emile M. Cioran
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.
Lyndon B. Johnson
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
Mothers are the necessity of invention.
Long lives aren't natural. We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention as toasters or penicillin.
Getting caught is the mother of invention.
The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
I've always felt that what I have going for me is not my imagination, because everyone has an imagination. What I have is a relentlessly controlled imagination. What looks like wild invention is actually quite carefully calculated.
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