Quotes and Sayings about Electricity



"A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Life, Idea, Electricity, English, Word, Words)

"We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Company, Electricity)

"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity."
- L. Frank Baum
(Related: Imagination, Civilization, America, Columbus, Electricity, Mankind, Present, State)

"The killer app that got the world ready for appliances was the light bulb. So the light bulb is what wired the world. And they weren't thinking about appliances when they wired the world. They were really thinking about - they weren't putting electricity into the home. They were putting lighting into the home."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Home, Electricity, Light, Thinking, World)

"If we are to meet the growing electricity demand in the United States without significantly increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, we must maintain a diverse supply of electricity, and nuclear power must be part of that mix."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Power, Electricity, states, United)

"When your whole system, your whole civilized system goes down, this is pretty much what you get left with. We have no communications, no running water, no electricity, no real help."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Electricity, Help, Pretty, Running, Water)

"Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: America, Debt, Electricity, Europe, Facts, Want, Words, Youth)

"In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: American, Electricity, Energy, Weapons)

"Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Power, Economy, Electricity, Energy, Help, Needs, Will)

"Electricity is really just organized lightning."
- George Carlin
(Related: Electricity)

"What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Soul, Electricity, Force, Light)

"Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Love, Chastity, Electricity, Humanity, Justice, Reason, Vegetarianism)

"I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Father, Electricity, Prison, State)

"Electricity, the peril the wind sings to in the wires on a gray day."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Day, Electricity, Wind)

"I never thought I'd spend all my life with Gary. I suppose I was quite cynical about marriage. But with Jude, I knew right from the beginning: there was an electricity I'd never felt before. It was so easy, we talked for hours. It was a relief, really."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thought, Electricity, Right)

"You know it as soon as you walk in Yankee Stadium. The electricity is there every time, every day."
- Nomar Garciaparra
(Related: Time, Day, Electricity, Yankee)

"People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Change, Time, People, Fear, Electricity, Ignorance, Will)

"Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Electricity, Energy, Miracles, Today)

"We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Burden, Commitment, Conservation, Country, Electricity, Energy, Oil)

"An energy tax punishes senior citizens, it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you. This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Americans, Electricity, Energy, Tax, Job, Living, May, Will)

"There are two great unknown forces today, electricity and woman, but men can reckon much better on electricity than they can on woman."
- Josephine K. Henry
(Related: Men, Electricity, Today, Woman)

"As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end."
- Stacy Keach
(Related: Dad, Conscience, Deep, Electricity, End, Kids, Light, Philosophy, Want)

"That's the key: get the constitution in place. Get rule of law in place, capital will come, electricity will follow."
- Steve King
(Related: Constitution, Electricity, Law, Will)

"They can't do without electricity. They can do with less electricity."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Electricity)

"Well, rates would go up whether you deregulate or not, and of course, the rates that are going up right now on the electricity side are still within the regulated framework."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Electricity, Now, Right)

"Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Negative, Positive, Difference, Electricity, Moths)

"And when these advances are made, hydrogen can fill critical energy needs beyond transportation. Hydrogen can also be used to heat and generate electricity for our homes. The future possibilities of this energy source are enormous."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Electricity, Energy, Future, Needs, Possibilities)

"Ampere was the Newton of Electricity."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Electricity)

"For example, it's only about 20 years ago the people in that community would have got telephone lines, and it would be only about in the 1950s that electricity came to that part of the world. Television wouldn't have come till 1970."
- John McGahern
(Related: People, Community, Electricity, Example, Television, World, Years)

"The utility model of computing - computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today - makes more sense than ever."
- Scott McNealy
(Related: Electricity, Network, Sense, Service, Today)

"And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: God, Electricity, Light)

"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."
- Samuel Morse
(Related: Intelligence, Electricity, May, Reason)

"If I'm not in shape, it feels like something is wrong. If I haven't been able to get to class for a while or I've been sick, I don't feel complete. It doesn't feel like the electricity is making its connections."
- Bebe Neuwirth
(Related: Class, Electricity, Wrong)

"That match was late evening and I had the experience of the electricity of the Centre Court because it was packed, a full house for the whole match. It had been a great year for me, first time there and I had the full taste of Wimbledon."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Experience, Time, Court, Electricity, Evening, First, Taste)

"I agree completely with my son James when he says 'Internet is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge'."
- Kerry Packer
(Related: Son, Knowledge, Electricity)

"A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business, live concerts."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Business, Electricity, Favorite)

"We had no electricity, no gas. Food was probably our greatest entertainment - the most fun thing that we could do was food."
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Food, Electricity, Entertainment, Fun)

"I'm still trying to re-create a Ray Charles concert that I heard when I was fifteen years old, and all my nerve endings were fried and transformed, and electricity shot through me."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Electricity, Old, Trying, Years)

"They were nothing like the French people I had imagined. If anything, they were too kind, too generous and too knowledgable in the fields of plumbing and electricity."
- David Sedaris
(Related: People, Electricity, Nothing)

"We were building a - what I thought was a fantastic company. We had great people. We were changing - we were changing the way the marketplace operated. We were creating a market for natural gas and electricity that had never existed before."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Thought, People, Building, Company, Electricity)

"Electricity is derived from many non-renewable energy sources like oil, natural gas and coal."
- Lamar S. Smith
(Related: Electricity, Energy, Oil)

"At the head of these new discoveries and insights comes the establishment of the facts that electricity is composed of discrete particles of equal size, or quanta, and that light is an electromagnetic wave motion."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Electricity, Facts, Light)

"I had my electricity turned off three times because I never had time to pay my bills. It was a joke. I'm making a ton of money, and I'm walking around my apartment with flashlights."
- Sherry Stringfield
(Related: Time, Money, Electricity, Walking)

"I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Time, Building, Electricity, Engineering, Projects, Reason)

"A $1.7 billion average increase in electricity costs is estimated to result in a $1.3 billion decrease in personal income and a loss of 13,000 more jobs in the region."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Electricity, Income, Jobs, Loss, Result)

"I did not come to Washington to raise the electricity rates by as much as $40 per month as this plan would do."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Electricity, Washington)

"It is no secret that those of us in the Northwest believe the Administration's proposal to drive up the cost of electricity in our region is not only misguided, but also will not achieve the intended goal of raising money for the treasury."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Money, Goal, Electricity, Will)

"Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Money, Electricity, Man, May)

"Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Money, Electricity, Man, May)