Top 746 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Inventors

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds. — © Jacque Fresco
In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds.
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
You affect the world by what you browse.
A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.
Empowering the creativity of our developers is at the core of everything we do at Roblox.
Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity. We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.
If you make every pillow like it's your only pillow, and every customer like it's your only customer, I mean, that's an amazing concept.
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.
Electronics are getting more and more accessible now - you don't have to be an engineer to start building things.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. — © Alexander Graham Bell
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
If you look at most successful startups, they're run by people in their mid to late forties, who've gone through the trenches multiple times and had multiple failures, so they understand.
Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom's homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.
There is something special when creative people get together.
If you are curious, you'll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them.
Persevere. That's what I always say to people. There's no easy route.
I made it to protect the motherland.
I do fat people and these makeups are really hard to do, but I want to make monster movies.
Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.
Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn't that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women.
I have an innate instinct for knowing what's going to work.
But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.
I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.
People love video games because they do things they obviously can't do in real life. That's especially true with sports games because fans love to step into the shoes of their favorite athletes.
Swarm intelligence is like a brain of brains.
You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It's logic-based creativity.
Biology is the most powerful technology ever created. DNA is software, protein are hardware, cells are factories.
The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation.
I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
Everything has some consciousness, and we tap into that. It is about energy at its most basic level.
The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.
Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
Sometimes you can fail in an experiment. But if you fail, you still don't stop observing that thing, looking for a better way.
Innovation makes the world go round. It brings prosperity and freedom.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. — © Robert Jarvik
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
I'm a synthesizer. We need to synthesize more the relationships between artists and scientists, and men and women.
Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option.
If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity.
I decline all noisy, wordy, confused, and personal controversies.
There is no greater weapon than a prepared mind.
[Language is] really a pretty amazing invention if you think about it. Here I have a very complicated, messy, confused idea in my head. I'm sitting here making grunting sounds and hopefully constructing a similar messy, confused idea in your head that bears some analogy to it.
When you listen to stereo on your home system, your both ears hear both speakers. Turn on the left speaker sometime and notice you're hearing it also in your right ear.
The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress.
The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
We're seeing the arrival of conversational robots that can walk in our world. It's a golden age of invention. — © David Hanson
We're seeing the arrival of conversational robots that can walk in our world. It's a golden age of invention.
Ethical teaching is weakened if it is tied up with dogmas that will not bear examination.
It's not going to be easy; Enterprise IT has spent decades growing a defensive culture based on the premise that you only get noticed when you screw up, so that must be avoided at all costs.
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
All our civilization is based on invention; before invention, men lived on fruits and nuts and pine cones and slept in caves.
As a child, I first wanted to be a cook because my mother was such a good cook.
The principal and only way to make an heirloom product is to design something that people will need not just this year, but for the next 50 or 100 years.
To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth - all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne.
OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
We create our future, by well improving present opportunities: however few and small they are.
Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.
Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
You could say I was too lazy to calculate, so I invented the computer.
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