An amazing invention - but who would ever want to use one?
There have been three great inventions since the beginning of time: fire, the wheel, and central banking
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos
The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the compass, gunpowder, and printing
Necessity, the mother of invention
Let's drive not just breakthroughs in new products, but new ways to give more and more people access to these inventions and their benefits. This is a broad and important mission, and I believe we all have a part to play in it.
Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come of nothing
The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt
Want is the mistress of invention
Books: a beautifully browsable invention that needs no electricity and exists in a readable form no matter what happens.
I did not invent these pairs of differential equations. I found them in the world where God had placed them. Bernard Ricmann
We traveled long and forgot why poetry was invented.