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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.
Architecture is invention.
If everything is God's will, then so is the invention of the vaccine, just like the seatbelt.
The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history.
As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.
Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
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
Because we imagine, we can have invention and technology. It's actually play, not necessity, that is the mother of invention.
A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That's how the patent office defines it. That's an invention.
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.
Everything we do is designed, whether we're producing a magazine, a website, or a bridge. Design is really the creative invention that designs everything.
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief.'
The International Space Station is a phenomenal laboratory, an unparalleled test bed for new invention and discovery. Yet I often thought, while silently gazing out the window at Earth, that the actual legacy of humanity's attempts to step into space will be a better understanding of our current planet and how to take care of it.
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
Sugar-free ice pops are an invention of God. They hardly have any calories since they're mostly water. I eat about 15 pops every two days.
I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.
Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
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.
No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
If you stop and think about it, the form of propulsion used today hasn't changed in over a thousand years... since the invention of fireworks by the Chinese.
Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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