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One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Japan's very interesting. Some people think it copies things. I don't think that anymore. I think what they do is reinvent things. They will get something that's already been invented and study it until they thoroughly understand it. In some cases, they understand it better than the original inventor.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
R. Buckminster Fuller
These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.
I'm an inventor.
We all dream things into being; you imagine yourself having a child, and then you have a child. An inventor will think of something in his mind and then make it actual. So things are often passing from the imagined realm into the real world.
You can't name the inventor of the camera. The 19th-century invention was chemical: the fixative.
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly - in any other sense than a man's house is a monopoly.
Don't let the secret recipe die with the inventor.
An inventor's path is chorused with groans, riddled with fist-banging and punctuated by head scratches.
I am an inventor of music.
That has always seemed to me one of the stranger aspects of literary fame: you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories, and then people clamour for you to make speeches and tell them what you think about the world.
J. M. Coetzee
I was asked by an editor to consider writing something about an American inventor. I asked him if he knew who invented the computer. He said he didn't. In that case, I told him, I should write a book about John Vincent Atanasoff.
I don't mind being, in the public context, referred to as the inventor of the World Wide Web. What I like is that image to be separate from private life, because celebrity damages private life.
When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer world.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
People talk of me as being the inventor of the legal thriller.
It's as great a part of the human adventure to invent things as to understand them. John Randall wasn't a great scientist, but he was a great inventor. There's been lots more like him, and it's a shame they don't get Nobel Prizes.
Man is the inventor of stupidity.
Remy de Gourmont
Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.
Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market.
E. F. Schumacher
I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton.
In other words, what is supposedly found is an invention whose inventor is unaware of his act of invention, who considers it as something that exists independently of him; the invention then becomes the basis of his world view and actions.
As the inventor of the Immortality Device, I basically just tell people what I honestly think.
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