Quotes and Sayings about Machine



"I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it's enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Buying, Credit)

"Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let's say, instruments for working."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Food, First, Italy, Machines, Years)

"The chips are in production, the machines aren't. So we've got a little bit of work left to do."
- J Allard
(Related: Work, Machines, Production)

"We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion."
- Fred Allen
(Related: History, Time, Age, Comedy, First, Jokes, Living, Machine)

"Television is the triumph of machine over people."
- Fred Allen
(Related: People, Machine, Television)

"Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Goal, Machine, Programming, Will)

"An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability, and to present a finished product."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Information, Present)

"I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Law, Names, Punishment)

"In Harvest of Stars, there is this notion, not original with me of course, that it will become possible to download at least the basic aspects of a human personality into a machine program."
- Poul Anderson
(Related: Harvest, Machine, Personality, Stars, Will)

"When man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel, which does not resemble a leg."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Machine, Man)

"It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis."
- Michael Apted
(Related: History, Machines, Miracles)

"It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Power, Democracy, Dictatorship, Freedom, Light)

"It's great to just disappear, grab a suitcase, switch the answering machine on and just go somewhere else."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Machine)

"Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Being, Flying, Machines)

"Furthermore, order is a necessary condition for making a structure function. A physical mechanism, be it a team of laborers, the body of an animal, or a machine, can work only if it is in physical order."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Work, Body, Machine, Order)

"Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation."
- Jean Arp
(Related: Life, Contemplation, Day, Humanity, Machines, Meditation, Silence, Will)

"Two special agents at the front door pulled me outside. By that time, they had already had the house surrounded with loaded weapons, machine guns, shotguns... about 25 federal agents."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Time, Machine, Weapons)

"The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Time, Economy)

"Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Information, Machines)

"The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Difference, Machine, Popular)

"A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Power, Machine)

"In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Economy, Machines)

"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Ideas, Answers, Confusion, Machine, Question, Right, Will, Wrong)

"Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master."
- Nicholson Baker
(Related: First, Machines)

"Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Technology, Age, Being, Revolution)

"Heredity provides for the modification of its own machinery."
- James Mark Baldwin
(Related: Heredity)

"We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that, in the end, grinds to a halt."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: End, Europe, Machine)

"I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Consciousness, Machines)

"I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Machine, Suicide)

"If you or me go to the gas station to fill up our car and it costs us much more than we expected, it will zap our discretionary income. We won't have the extra money to buy that washing machine or new winter coat-all big ticket items that are important to economic growth."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Car, Money, Growth, Income, Machine, Will, Winter)

"China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Computers, Performance, American, Machine, Tools)

"It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Work, People, Revolution, Worry)

"Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Life, Living)

"In many biological structures proteins are simply components of larger molecular machines."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Machines)

"I have always hated machinery, and the only machine I ever understood was a wheelbarrow, and that but imperfectly."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Machine)

"Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Existence, Machine, Oil, Opinions)

"I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery."
- Henry Bessemer
"I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Leader, Machine, Party, Right)

"But there's so much kludge, so much terrible stuff, we are at the 1908 Hurley washing machine stage with the Internet. That's where we are. We don't get our hair caught in it, but that's the level of primitiveness of where we are. We're in 1908."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Hair, Internet, Machine)

"Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Machine)

"Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Machine)

"I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Death)

"I'm a human being, I'm not a machine. I'm 72. I'm dyslexic."
- Robert Blake
(Related: Being, Machine)

"If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that's the best of both worlds - and I'll use those computers!"
- Don Bluth
(Related: Joy, Machines)

"Women are nothing but machines for producing children."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Women, Children, Machines, Nothing)

"The more we reduce ourselves to machines in the lower things, the more force we shall set free to use in the higher."
- Anna C. Brackett
(Related: Force, Machines)

"I'd watch my father get up at 5 o'clock and go down to the Eastern Market in Detroit to do the shopping for his restaurant, and get that business going and then go out on his vending machine business."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Business, Father, Machine)

"If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage. But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Computer, Machine, Nothing)

"I'm a machine man, and I head a machine."
- Harry Bridges
(Related: Machine, Man)

"They simply don't know that much about what they're doing. There isn't enough control. There isn't enough capability in ordinary people to tinker with such a complicated piece of machinery."
- David R. Brower
(Related: People, Control)

"The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Work, First, Machines)

"When shooting in the dark, it is a good idea to use a machine gun."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Idea, Machine)

"It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Hardware, Machine, Software)

"The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles. It has simple sound and few graphics special effects. In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the other machines are getting bigger."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Bells, Machines, Sound, Weakness)

"Smash the control images. Smash the control machine."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Control, Machine)

"He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I've never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together."
- Saffron Burrows
(Related: Famous)

"TV is very much a producer and writer or creator-driven machine in the States. And I'm the kind of actor that needs to be pushed and have someone on my case a little bit, so I suffer from that."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Actor, Machine, Needs, states, Writer)

"Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Work, Men, Women, Machines, Race, World)

"Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Machine, Man, Will)

"And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Experience, Thought, Flying, Force, Machine)

"I was trying to learn about Lyndon Johnson when he was young and creating his first political machine in the Texas hill country. I moved there for three years. You had to learn that world."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Country, First, Machine, Trying, World, Years)

"Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?"
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Heart, Cunning, Machines, Man)

"And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it's very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth."
- Steve Case
(Related: Company, Machines, World)

"And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Idea, Machine)

"Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Action, Corruption, Machine, Man, Prejudice, Reason)

"When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Government, Time, Machine)

"An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: Hell, Machine, Poor, Road, Years)

"It's hard when you see a scene where it's raining, and we have the rain machine, and you see it for 5 minutes, but that scene takes all day to shoot, and you do it with rain, and the dry off, and go back and do it again."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Day, Machine, Rain)

"When people say 'let's do something about it,' they mean 'let's get hold of the political machinery so that we can do something to somebody else.' And that somebody is invariably you."
- Frank Chodorov
(Related: People)

"You see, we are not machines and we do not have lots of ideas in a drawer."
- Christo
(Related: Ideas, Machines)

"In a recent decision of the Supreme Court, not made, however, by the full court, and concurred in by only four justices, it was held that the seller of a patented mimeograph could bind the purchaser to use only his ink in the machine, though the ink was not patented."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Decision, Court, Machine)

"I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones."
- Henri Coanda
(Related: Power, Idea, Flying, Future, Land, Machine, Will)

"In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine, based on other flying principles."
- Henri Coanda
(Related: Flying, Machine, Opinion, Principles)

"We all get swept up in the hype machine. Nobody is immune to that."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Machine)

"As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world - most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Food, Wealth, Doctors, Earth, Machines, Poor, Space, Teachers, World)

"A house is a machine for living in."
- Le Corbusier
(Related: Living, Machine)

"Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with."
- Rachel Corrie
(Related: People, Machine, Military, Trying)

"Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: People, Entertainment, Machines, Relationships)

"Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines: three things the world could live completely without."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: World)

"When we went to cover it I thought we would change it to a song of loving and longing instead of the sex machine song Kylie turned it into. I've met Kylie and told her we were covering her song and she was pleased."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Change, Sex, Thought, Longing, Machine, Song)

"Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair."
- David Crane
(Related: Design, Science, Growing up, Machine, Night)

"The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse... I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Basketball, Body, Machine, Play)

"The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Men, Love, Fear, Virtue, Effect, Machine, Machines, Pity)

"My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Facts, Laws, Machine, Mind)

"I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Facts, Machine)

"I think there's a tendency for modern man to become dominated by gadgets and machines, taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about."
- Robin Day
(Related: Machines, Man, Talking)

"When we recorded our first album sixteen track machines were the thing."
- John Deacon
(Related: First, Machines)

"I have deep respect for people's individual faith, but when faith gets connected to the machinery of state, or the machinery of hate, I find it very confronting."
- Andrew Denton
(Related: Faith, People, Deep, Hate, Respect, State)

"Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!"
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Machine, Nerves, Poor)

"Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Men, Quality, Genius, Disorder, Machine)

"I submit that those who run the American military at the top, and those whose boots are on the ground and who run the machinery and equipment, are sending a signal: You asked us to do something. Give us some time and we will solve the problems and we will do it."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Time, American, Military, Problems, Will)

"At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers' apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss."
- Richard Dooling
(Related: Forget, Machines)

"Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom."
- Richard Dooling
(Related: Time, Building, Fire, Help, Machine, Machines, Man, Right)

"I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Design, Fact, Learning, Machines)

"On the molecular scale, you find it's reasonable to have a machine that does a million steps per second, a mechanical system that works at computer speeds."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Computer, Machine)

"The other advantage is that in conventional manufacturing processes, it takes a long time for a factory to produce an amount of product equal to its own weight. With molecular machines, the time required would be something more like a minute."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Time, Machines, Manufacturing, Weight)

"After realizing that we would eventually be able to build molecular machines that could arrange atoms to form virtually any pattern that we wanted, I saw that an awful lot of consequences followed from that."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Atoms, Consequences, Machines)

"The really big difference is that what you make with a molecular machine can be completely precise, down to the tiniest degree of detail that can exist in the world."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Detail, Difference, Machine, World)

"Protein engineering is a technology of molecular machines - of molecular machines that are part of replicators - and so it comes from an area that already raises some of the issues that nanotechnology will raise."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Technology, Engineering, Machines, Will)

"In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Experience, Movies, Nature, Gravity, Machine, Quiet, Theater, Weight)

"I've always worked on the machines, especially the 125 and 250 which are really difficult to set up."
- Joey Dunlop
(Related: Machines)

"The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority."
- Will Durant
(Related: Acting, Machine, Majority, Minority, United)

"The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages."
- Will Durant
(Related: Ego, Machine, Man, Mind, Will)

"There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Death, Science, War, Day, Force, Machine, Man, Order, Spring, Will)

"I actually defeated an incumbent Republican senator who was part of the Jesse Helm's political machine in North Carolina, the result of which is I'm now the senior senator from North Carolina instead of Jesse Helms, which is a very good thing for this country."
- John Edwards
(Related: Country, Machine, Now, Republican, Result)

"The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Men, Civilization, Machines, Present)

"The 65,536 processors were inside the Connection Machine."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Connection, Machine)

"The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever to completely describe how it works."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Connection, Machine, Will, World)

"The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Government, Time, Connection, Machines, states, United)

"I'm very good with technology, I always have been, and with machines in general. They seem not threatening like other people find them, but a source of fun and amusement."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Technology, People, Amusement, Fun, Machines)

"The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Development, Performance, Machine, Obsession, Space, Spiritual)

"The fundamental point in fabricating a chain reacting machine is of course to see to it that each fission produces a certain number of neutrons and some of these neutrons will again produce fission."
- Enrico Fermi
(Related: Machine, Will)

"The idea of 'machine assemblage' is, especially, very alien to my sensibility, since it suggests a relative indifference of the strata to one another during the process of construction."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Idea, Indifference, Sensibility)

"I have problems with machines which aren't gestural."
- Luc Ferrari
(Related: Machines, Problems)

"As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Greatness, Imperfection, Machines, Man, Will)

"There are a lot of people who've been able to ditch their Windows machines and switch over to Linux because they can now use their Exchange server for calendaring and collaboration from their Linux desktop."
- Nat Friedman
(Related: People, Collaboration, Linux, Machines, Now, Windows)

"Red Carpet Enterprise has been really well received since one guy can install it in about an hour, and it makes it trivial to deal with software management issues like deploying updates and creating standard package sets for your various machines."
- Nat Friedman
(Related: Management, Machines, Software)

"Television was supposed to be a national park. Instead it has become a money machine. It's a commodity now, just like pork bellies."
- Fred W. Friendly
(Related: Money, Machine, Now, Television)

"One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them, which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film, because they have their own logic."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Music, Film, Logic, Machine, Sound, Writing)

"Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Love, Action, Being, Coffee, Machine)

"The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Machine, Man)

"Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine."
- Robert C. Gallagher
(Related: Change, Machine)

"On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting machine that ever went to battle."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Battle, Fighting, Machine, Woman)

"Our bodies are machines and have to be functional, and to do that they have to be fed properly."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Machines)

"Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding."
- Louis Gerstner
(Related: Computers, Dreams, Love, Compassion, Machine, Spirit, Tools, Understanding)

"In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry!"
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: Chance, Deep, Machine)

"The payoffs in showbiz seemed as random as a slot machine."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Machine)

"The genius of the economic machine is in its ability to convert these indulgences into profitability. It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums, which in turn can be marketed to advertisers."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Genius, Ability, Attention, Desire, Machine)

"The United States has it's own propaganda, but it's very effective because people don't realize that it's propaganda. And it's subtle, but it's actually a much stronger propaganda machine than the Nazis had but it's funded in a different way."
- Crispin Glover
(Related: People, Machine, Propaganda, states, United)

"Let the machine take care of the machines, and I'll go spend more time with my family, or golf."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Time, Family, Care, Golf, Machine, Machines)

"Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Machine, Nothing)

"The biggest challenge has been simulating a tornado with wind machines and dirt and debris. Right when you walk on the set, you feel the energy of a tornado. But the hardest thing is trying to get dialogue out in all of that."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Challenge, Energy, Machines, Right, Trying, Wind)

"There's nothing more arrogant or conceited than youth, and there's nothing other than machinery that can replace youth."
- Elliott Gould
(Related: Nothing, Youth)

"The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody, but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will usually have better behavior."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Behavior, Cure, Help, Machine, May, Relax, Will)

"In designing hardware to be used every day, it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind. What looks good also often feels good."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Day, Hardware, Machine, Mind)

"The guitar is a much more efficient machine than a computer. More responsive."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Computer, Guitar, Machine)

"Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Love, Dancing, Machine)

"Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Science, Animals, Atoms, Machines, Thinking)

"Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave."
- G. I. Gurdjieff
(Related: Knowledge, Machine, Man, Self, Self knowledge, Understanding, Will)

"Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine."
- George Gurdjieff
(Related: Change, Progress, Habit, Machine, Result, Struggle)

"It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines, and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Comedy, Machines, Xerox)

"When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,' any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Experience, Intelligence, Computer, Machine, Play, Will)

"Research is four things: brains with which to think, eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and, fourth, money."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Money, Eyes, Machines, Measure, Research)

"The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Wisdom, Ability, Machines)

"The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Government, Growth, Laws, Now)

"Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that's what we are."
- Mickey Hart
(Related: Life, Blood, Machine)

"What that means initially is that you have alot of products that are only slightly better games in the same genre on another machine - and the titles that really take advantage of the machine come along later."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Games, Machine, Titles)

"And initially, a lot of companies avoid trying to make a really radical new kind of title for a new system, because that would involve learning a new machine and learning how to make the new title at the same time."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Time, Learning, Machine, Radical, Trying)

"I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Fun, Machine, Want, Will)

"Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Theory, Worry)

"Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools."
- Don Henley
(Related: Machines, Sound, Tools)

"I even believe in helping an employer function more productively. For then, we will have a claim to higher wages, shorter hours, and greater participation in the benefits of running a smooth industrial machine."
- Sidney Hillman
(Related: Benefits, Machine, Participation, Running, Wages, Will)

"Animals often strike us as passionate machines."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Animals, Machines)

"Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Death, War, Life, Corporate, Machines, Respect)

"That was the big lesson for all of us. Everything was going great on paper, but we all became miserable because we were so caught up in the machinery of how you make that happen, it took away the sheer joy."
- Susanna Hoffs
(Related: Joy)

"Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Intellectuals, Public, Tradition, Violence, World)

"I'm definitely a messy person... I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Control, Bed, Kitchen, Machine)

"In Hell all the messages you ever left on answering machines will be played back to you."
- Judy Horacek
(Related: Hell, Machines, Will)

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Work, Men, Machine, Man)

"A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Soul, Machine, Tools, Will)

"To be sure, no piece of social machinery, however well constructed, can be effective unless there is back of it a will and a determination to make it work."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Work, Determination, Will)

"God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Happiness, God, Civilization, Choice, Medicine)

"It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Education, Body, Habits, Machine)

"I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!"
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Business, Science, Society, Capitalism, Inventions, Machines)

"We've been using C and C++ way too much - they're nice, but they're very close to the machine and what we wanted was to empower regular users to build applications for Linux."
- Miguel de Icaza
(Related: Linux, Machine)

"This was totally influenced by me and the direction that I am writing about and the stuff that I am writing about. There is just no way that you can be as intense as what I have been through in my life over a drum beat machine, sample, or loop; it's just not going to happen."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Life, Direction, Machine, Writing)

"More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Machine, Right)

"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Dreams, Time, Machines, Memories)

"Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media machine controls most of what people see."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: People, Internet, Italy, Machine, Media)

"Furniture manufacturing in plastics requires very costly machinery, which the Danish market is not big enough to justify. Or so they say. But show me a plastics manufacturer who dares to take on the experiment."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Manufacturing)

"We want our buildings to work like a machine that will create a pleasurable environment."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Work, Environment, Machine, Want, Will)

"It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are."
- Clive James
(Related: Machines, Wrong)

"Folks can't carry around money in their pocket. They've got to go to an ATM machine, and they've got to pay a few dollars to get their own dollars out of the machine. Who ever thought you'd pay cash to get cash? That's where we've gotten to."
- Bill Janklow
(Related: Money, Thought, Machine)

"You stick a credit card in a machine, and you pay $3 or whatever it is to get cash - your own money."
- Bill Janklow
(Related: Money, Credit, Machine)

"The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine."
- James Jeans
(Related: Thought, Machine, Universe)

"I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs."
- Elton John
(Related: Work, Drugs, Fact, Machine)

"Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Power, God, Being, Prayer, Sense, Spiritual, World)

"Little girls and boys, barefooted, walked up and down between the endless rows of spindles, reaching thin little hands into the machinery to repair snapped threads."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Boys, Girls)

"We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections as they have been incorrectly purged from lists, their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine integrity and security not assured."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Elections, Rights, Integrity, Machine, Security, Voting)

"The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Life)

"The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it."
- Irving R. Kaufman
(Related: Machine)

"The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited."
- Alan Kay
(Related: Nature, Act, Computer, Language, Machine)

"My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way."
- Jay Kay
(Related: Work, Guitar, Machine, Scotland, Songs, Sound, Voice)

"The thing about Brando was that I'd make these directions, and he'd walk away. He'd heard enough... to get the machine going."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Machine)

"Each one of these treaties is a step for the maintenance of peace, an additional guarantee against war. It is through such machinery that the disputes between nations will be settled and war prevented."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: War, Peace, Nations, Will)

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
- Lord Kelvin
(Related: Flying, Machines)

"We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Men, Work, Talent, Machines)

"Don't you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down?"
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Food, Machine)

"Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties, have been perpetually operating against each other and against the federal head ever since the peace."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Peace, Machine)

"The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. A huge gap exists between what we know is possible with today's machines and what we have so far been able to finish."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Machines, Night, Sleep, Today)

"I used to make fun of my friends who had BlackBerries. And I know that the expression CrackBerry has been going around, but now I fully understand it. I'm actually addicted to a piece of machinery, and that's really embarrassing."
- John Krasinski
(Related: Expression, Friends, Fun, Now)

"The saxophone is a very interesting machine, but I'm more interested in music."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Music, Machine)

"I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough."
- Lucy Larcom
(Related: Music, Thoughts)

"The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Music, Class, Literature, Medicine)

"If you want to solve very complex problems, you will have to end up letting machines work out a lot of the details for themselves, and in ways that we don't understand what they are doing."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Work, End, Machines, Problems, Want, Will)

"I think IT projects are about supporting social systems-about communications between people and machines. They tend to fail due to cultural issues."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: People, Machines, Projects)

"Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns."
- John Leonard
(Related: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Machine, Tension)

"By the time Apple's Macintosh operating system finally falls into the public domain, there will be no machine that could possibly run it. The term of copyright for software is effectively unlimited."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Time, Machine, Public, Software, Will)

"A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me, but sets me back a bit. I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world."
- Jerry Lewis
(Related: Babies, Comedy, Machine, Trouble, Woman, World)

"We must carefully consider card security solutions, such as adding photographs or machine-readable electronic strips, so to prevent further breaches of individual privacy that could result from changes to the design of Social Security Cards."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Design, Cards, Machine, Privacy, Result, Security)

"If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Peace, Trade, Trouble, World)

"The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce."
- Friedrich List
(Related: Nature, Improvement, Invention, Machines, Will)

"It was like falling off a building and suddenly, bang, you hit the bottom. The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home. I was taking down some curtains. I took one step, turned around, took another step and then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine."
- Jonah Lomu
(Related: Time, Home, Building, Day, First, Machine)

"I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home."
- Earl Long
(Related: Home, Machines, Voting)

"It's like going to the gym everyday. It really is. I work hard on my craft, I sweat a little bit, I run a little bit, I might sprain an ankle every now and them, but it's all good and the more you do it, the more in shape you are and it's like a machine."
- Nia Long
(Related: Work, Machine, Now)

"New York is something awful, something monstrous. I like to walk the streets, lost, but I recognize that New York is the world's greatest lie. New York is Senegal with machines."
- Federico Garcia Lorca
(Related: Lie, Machines, World)

"Message to Obama: Fighting the Clinton machine won't be as easy as picking up favorable press clips."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Fighting, Machine, Press)

"But there's a little guy who sits astride my brain with a whip, and if I'm away from the machine for more than a couple of hours during the day, this little guy's lashing away."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Day, Machine)

"One can decide that the principal role of knowledge is as an indispensable element in the functioning of society, and act in accordance with that decision, only if one has already decided that society is a giant machine."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Decision, Act, Machine)

"Increasingly, the central question is becoming who will have access to the information these machines must have in storage to guarantee that the right decisions are made."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Decisions, Information, Machines, Question, Right, Will)

"The whole publicity machine is a very weird one. It's kind of a necessary part of what we do here, but this helps me keep grounded."
- Wendie Malick
(Related: Machine, Publicity)

"A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful."
- Chuck Mangione
(Related: Emotion, Machine, Mistakes, Passion, Perfection)

"Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Education, Men, Balance)

"I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist. If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine. If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Artist, Machine, Needs, Song)

"The bile makes it better. I am an information wasting machine - 100s of words a day."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Day, Information, Machine, Words)

"Only a couple of companies in the world have the experience of building these machines, although the market need, if RFID did take off, would be for about 1 million of the machines running in parallel."
- Mike Marsh
(Related: Experience, Building, Machines, Running, World)

"Since, however, it is immaterial whether the work is done by assistants or a machine, I decided to build a machine equivalent to an array of about 200 separating funnels."
- Archer J. P. Martin
(Related: Work, Machine)

"Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Labor, Machines, May)

"Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Doubt)

"The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Competition, Labor, Wages, Workers)

"Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Machine, Man)

"Manufacturing takes place in very large facilities. If you want to build a computer chip, you need a giant semiconductor fabrication facility. But nature can grow complex molecular machines using nothing more than a plant."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Nature, Computer, Machines, Manufacturing, Nothing, Want)

"Machines built by human beings they will function correctly if we provide them with a very specific environment. But if that environment is changed, they won't function at all."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Environment, Machines, Will)

"Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Government, Americans, Economy, Machine, Wishing)

"We have no quarrel with America. We all know NATO is the strongest military machine in the world. We simply want them to stop being so busy with our country and worry about their own problems."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: America, Being, Country, Machine, Military, Problems, Quarrel, Want, World, Worry)

"To be honest, I think we should find first the possibility to make it. Research is first - if you're not interested, you never can find something. Many things happen from forgotten machines - ones that are no longer used."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Possibility, First, Machines, Research)

"One of my assistants found this old German machine. It was originally used to make underwear. Like Chanel, who started with underwear fabric - jerseys - we used the machine that made underwear to make something else."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Machine, Old)

"You see it in the many bouncing clothes that are not just pleats. To make them, two or three people twist them - twist, twist, twist the pleats, sometimes three or four persons twist together and put it all in the machine to cook it."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: People, Clothes, Machine)

"An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Money, Machine)

"The United States as we know it today is largely the result of mechanical inventions, and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad."
- John Moody
(Related: Inventions, Result, states, Today, United)

"When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance he is in a technical sense transmitting more information to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows."
- Robert Moog
(Related: Performance, Information, Machine, Sense)

"Somebody gave me this drum machine and somebody else asked me to program something for a project. I really liked programming and I was really interested in using the drum machine."
- Ikue Mori
(Related: Machine, Programming, Project)

"Come to think of it, the way I play is like a drum machine- very mechanical."
- Ikue Mori
(Related: Machine, Play)

"To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Art, Opportunity, Denial, Machine)

"The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Culture, Environment, Machine, Spiritual)

"When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It's like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly."
- Haruki Murakami
(Related: Time, Age, Machine, Old, Wind)

"People ask me to record their answering machines all the time. I love it. It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Love, Time, People, Machines, Want)

"As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Technology, Help, Machines, Majority, Now)

"In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture of their printing machines from London, to Manchester. There they found skilled and energetic workmen, ready to carry their plans into effect."
- James Nasmyth
(Related: Time, Brothers, Effect, London, Machines, Printing)

"But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Death, Machines, Now)

"We have to make machines understand what they're doing, or they won't be able to come back and say, 'Why did you do that?'"
- Nicholas Negroponte
(Related: Machines)

"Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Machines)

"The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Machine, Press)

"That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves."
- Chester W. Nimitz
(Related: Faith, Defense, Machines, Needs, Relax)

"During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations."
- George William Norris
(Related: War, Life, Agreement, Leading, Nations, Public, World)

"Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture - academia, the most powerful media and many of our courts."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Animals, Culture, Machines, Media)

"We too could wrest iron from the bowels of the earth and fashion it into ships and machines."
- Jose C. Orozco
(Related: Earth, Fashion, Machines, Ships)

"We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun."
- George Orwell
(Related: Food, Machine, May)

"With bundled machines you can throw away the hardware and keep the software, and it's still a good buy."
- Adam Osborne
(Related: Hardware, Machines, Software)

"When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines, and I used to practice to that quite a bit, just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases."
- John Otto
(Related: Time, Being, Machines, Practice)

"The world changed from having the determinism of a clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine."
- Heinz R. Pagels
(Related: Determinism, Machine, World)

"One has to look out for engineers - they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb."
- Marcel Pagnol
(Related: End, Machines)

"Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich."
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Related: Government, People, Poor, Will)

"I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was, what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines. It was a real education, going right from the consumer end to the record factory."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Education, End, Fidelity, Learning, Machines, Right, Sound)

"Sex is a slotmachine."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: Sex)

"If you don't want to be replaced by a machine, don't try to act like one!"
- Arno Penzias
(Related: Act, Machine, Want)

"To one who believes that really good industrial conditions are the hope for a machine civilization, nothing is more heartening than to watch conference methods and education replacing police methods."
- Frances Perkins
(Related: Education, Civilization, Hope, Machine, Nothing, Police)

"I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck."
- Ron Perlman
(Related: Business, Work, Humanity, Interest, Luck)

"We also had to bring with us some desired scientific equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines. For that, I had to conduct two space walks."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: Machines, Space)

"No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Machines)

"If Unix could present the same face, the same capabilities, on machines of many different types, it could serve as a common software environment for all of them."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Environment, Machines, Present, Software, Unix)

"Thompson and Ritchie were among the first to realize that hardware and compiler technology had become good enough that an entire operating system could be written in C, and by 1978 the whole environment had been successfully ported to several machines of different types."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Technology, Environment, First, Hardware, Machines)

"The workstation-class machines built by Sun and others opened up new worlds for hackers."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Machines, Sun)

"For the first time, individual hackers could afford to have home machines comparable in power and storage capacity to the minicomputers of ten years earlier - Unix engines capable of supporting a full development environment and talking to the Internet."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Home, Power, Time, Development, Environment, First, Internet, Machines, Talking, Unix, Years)

"On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther - the machine-gun is covering the square."
- Erich Maria Remarque
(Related: People, Action, Machine, Madness)

"The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour, and the capital that is invested in tools, machinery and buildings, may be variously combined."
- David Ricardo
(Related: May, Support, Tools)

"But a rise in the wages of labour would not equally affect commodities produced with machinery quickly consumed, and commodities produced with machinery slowly consumed."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Wages)

"But tending machinery was one thing; defining what we were trying to do and why we were doing it, and developing ways to measure how well the job was done - this was something else again."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Job, Measure, Trying)

"There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines, but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority. With them quality was more important than quantity."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: Quality, English, Machines, Minority, Quantity)

"C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs, Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11, but the portability of the whole system was new."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Being, Machines, Unix)

"If my father's business hadn't gone broke, I'd be exporting nuts, bolts and sugar machinery right now. What an awful thought!"
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Business, Father, Now, Right)

"When ATM machines came out and people were prosecuted for robbing ATM machines, I don't think anybody thought the banks were against technology because they didn't want their ATM machines lifted."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Technology, Thought, People, Banks, Machines, Want)

"It's a big, big advantage because understanding what changes we might make takes time and it takes time to work out settings and to understand everything about the new machine."
- Valentino Rossi
(Related: Time, Work, Machine, Understanding)

"The days when you needed amazing Silicon Graphics machines to run animation software are gone now."
- Dave Rowntree
(Related: Animation, Machines, Now, Software)

"Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph machine and he thinks he is secretary of state."
- David Dean Rusk
(Related: Congress, Machine, State)

"Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Power, Machines, Slavery)

"With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Agriculture, Being, Machine, Madness, Mankind, Misery, Now)

"Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Age, Power, Admiration, Ideology, Machine)

"Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious - and therefore immoral - I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death."
- George Ryan
(Related: Death)

"Man need not be degraded to a machine by being denied to be a ghost in a machine."
- Gilbert Ryle
(Related: Being, Machine, Man)

"My first Macintosh was a 128k machine which I upgraded to 512k the minute it became possible."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: First, Machine)

"The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Nature, Machine, Man, Problems)

"Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Medical, Church, Past, Profession, Silence, State, Today, Woman)

"What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?"
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Being, Killing, Machines, Nothing, World)

"The human brain must continue to frame the problems for the electronic machine to solve."
- David Sarnoff
(Related: Machine, Problems)

"The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine."
- Dorothy L. Sayers
(Related: English, Language, Machine, Simplicity)

"A journalistic purpose could be someone with a Xerox machine in a basement."
- Antonin Scalia
(Related: Purpose, Machine, Xerox)

"In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Society, People, Machine)

"I learned the business in about two months, and then made as much as the others, and was consequently doing quite well when the factory burned down, destroying all our machines - 150 of them. This was very hard on the girls who had paid for their machines."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Business, Girls, Machines, Months)

"By working hard we could make an average of about $5 a week. We would have made more but had to provide our own machines, which cost us $45, we paying for them on the installment plan. We paid $5 down and $1 a month after that."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Machines)

"We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions."
- John Searle
(Related: Machines, Metaphor, Nothing)

"My car and my adding machine understand nothing: they are not in that line of business."
- John Searle
(Related: Business, Car, Machine)

"I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing."
- John Searle
(Related: Car, Computer, Machine, Nothing, Sense, Will)

"Music has brought me some of the highest moments of my life. I don't even hear the music. I don't even hear the notes. I'm not aware that someone has turned on a tape machine - I'm in another world."
- Jane Seymour
(Related: Music, Life, Machine, Moments, World)

"I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I'm rooting for the machines."
- Claude Shannon
(Related: Time, Dogs, Machines, Will)

"If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually carry a little dictation machine with me because I'm too lazy to write."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Idea, Machine)

"Of all human inventions the organization, a machine constructed of people performing interdependent functions, is the most powerful."
- Robert Shea
(Related: People, Inventions, Machine)

"When I was growing up, it was 'Communists'. Now it's 'Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: War, Bombs, Fight, Growing up, Machine, Now)

"I'd have these weird experiences where I'd just be walking down the street with this chord progression in my head, this happened more than a few times, and I'd walk home and find a fax in my machine and it would match the music in my head."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Home, Music, Machine, Walking)

"Now the whole point about machines is they are designed not to be random. When you call up a word processing program on your computer, you don't want it to be different every time you call it up. You want it to stay the same."
- Rupert Sheldrake
(Related: Time, Computer, Machines, Now, Want, Word)

"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do."
- B. F. Skinner
(Related: Men, Machines)

"There are the manufacturing multitudes of England; they must have work, and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly, famine would be uglier still."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Work, Country, EnglFamine, Machines, Manufacturing, Ugly)

"Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private... and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: People, Blind, Machine, Machines, states, Vote, Voting)

"To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he's a machine, a walking dildo."
- Valerie Solanas
(Related: Machine, Man, Walking)

"I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Machine, Writers, Writing)

"I don't really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won't forget it."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Time, Forget, Machine)

"I had learned what wealth was, and a great deal about production and exchange for myself in the early history of South Australia - of the value of machinery, of roads and bridges, and of ports for transport and export."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: History, Wealth, Production, Value)

"I'm always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it's threatened. At the same time, a response to a response doesn't really solve anything. It just creates a perpetual-motion machine."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: Time, Israel, Machine)

"I thought administration was the running of the office. The Xerox machine. Paying bills."
- Lesley Stahl
(Related: Thought, Machine, Office, Running, Xerox)

"Most countries are static, and they need to do is keep having babies. But America's like this big old clanking smoking machine that just lumbers across the landscape scooping up and eating everything in sight."
- Neal Stephenson
(Related: America, Babies, Countries, Eating, Machine, Old, Sight, Smoking)

"Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn."
- John Stockwell
(Related: Enemies, Machine, Military)

"If the machinery for distribution in the present economic system of the world is incapable of properly distributing the productive wealth of nations, then that system is false and must be altered."
- Gregor Strasser
(Related: Wealth, Nations, Present, World)

"A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts."
- William Strunk, Jr.
(Related: Machine, Reason, Words)

"Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts."
- William Strunk, Jr.
(Related: Machine, Reason, Words, Writing)

"Nobody wants you to stop, obviously because you're a moneymaking machine. But you have to make the decision and you have to move forward. So I took time off to have babies and do all that."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Time, Decision, Babies, Machine)

"In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don't have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery."
- Max von Sydow
(Related: Movies, Control, Fighting, Theater, Want)

"Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp."
- George Takei
(Related: Machine, Normality)

"Here was this vast machinery of government and they didn't know how it ran, where you put in the gas, where you put in the oil, where you turn the throttle."
- Maxwell D. Taylor
(Related: Government, Oil)

"My father bought me a little cardboard accordion, and when I was three I got this little machine."
- Toots Thielemans
(Related: Father, Machine)

"If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Government, Nature, Injustice, Law, Machine)

"Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Life, Nature, Body, Living, Machine)

"To me, the noise of a threshing machine is better music than a lot of music I hear nowadays. I took a man's place in the threshing crew when I was only 14 years old."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Music, Machine, Man, Old, Years)

"I guess the two things I was most interested in were telescopes and steam engines. My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam engine and I loved the machinery."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Father)

"It wasn't just about flashing lights and pinball machines blowing up and things like that. It was about using encores, bringing back the good songs and using techniques that I knew about from rock performance."
- Pete Townshend
(Related: Performance, Machines, Songs)

"As a young man, every bone in my body wanted to pick up a machine gun and kill Germans. And yet I had absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly nobody invited me to do the job. But that's what I felt that I was trained to do. Now no part of my upbringing was militaristic."
- Pete Townshend
(Related: Body, Job, Machine, Man, Now, Reason)

"I was about 11 when my mother brought me this karaoke machine and I was really into it back then, but about 4 or 5 years ago is when I started printing up my own music, going to the studio and doing my own thing."
- Obie Trice
(Related: Music, Mother, Machine, Printing, Years)

"The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Force, Machine, Navy, Police, President, Propaganda, Will)

"Machines take me by surprise with great frequency."
- Alan Turing
(Related: Machines)

"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted."
- Alan Turing
(Related: End, Machines, Opinion, Thinking, Will, Words)

"Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million."
- Ted Turner
(Related: Gain, Machine)

"If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money."
- John Updike
(Related: Men, Money, Children, Eating, Machines)

"You can't do a machine without knowing something about how it's going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don't enjoy doing period clothes."
- Boris Vallejo
(Related: Work, Clothes, Machine)

"One bug in an SMTP server can open up the whole machine for intrusion."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Machine, Open)

"I am eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see."
- Dziga Vertov
(Related: Eye, Machine, World)

"I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts - the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products."
- Richard Wagner
(Related: Men, Hate, Joy, Machines, Will)

"Well, mines was a sub machine gun. That was my personal weapon with being the first person in the patrol. I used to lead the patrol. Used to have a leading scout, a second scout and then the officer. The officer would be third. As I say, it was educational."
- David Walker
(Related: Being, First, Leading, Machine)

"Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all. Copy editors, who proofread and much, much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every word that appears in the paper."
- Bill Walsh
(Related: Editors, Machines, Word)

"I don't sleep much. I'm on the go. My mind is racing. My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine. So, yeah, I think about everything."
- Bill Walton
(Related: Wife, Machine, Mind, Racing, Sleep)

"We believed that growth through Local Government, and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament, other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Women, Government, Progress, Growth, Influence, Parliament, Vote, Wishes)

"I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of "work," because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Work, Being, Sleep, Want)

"Slot machines are like crack for old people."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: People, Machines, Old)

"Nothing is less instructive than a machine."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Machine, Nothing)

"There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Engineering, Imperfection, Measure, Nothing, Ugliness, Ugly)

"Jazz is the folk music of the machine age."
- Paul Whiteman
(Related: Age, Music, Folk, Jazz, Machine)

"The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past."
- Norbert Wiener
(Related: Decisions, Machine, Past)

"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Sister, Expression, Machine)

"Once Miramax gets involved, if they like your movie, there's a big machine that gets involved."
- Tom Wilkinson
(Related: Machine)

"You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine."
- Flip Wilson
(Related: Machine)

"Before you can hit the jackpot, you have to put a coin in the machine."
- Flip Wilson
(Related: Machine)

"I think that that multiplatform development is what's on the mind of most high-end PC developers now... this is really the first time in the industry's history that we've had console machines that can handle all that PC developers can deliver."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: History, Time, Development, First, Machines, Mind, Now)

"We got touring with the Stones, and people were trying to keep up with Keith. He's like a human machine with a constitution of iron, and they all thought they could do the same."
- Ron Wood
(Related: Thought, People, Constitution, Machine, Trying)

"My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?"
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Passion)

"I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans."
- Herman Wouk
(Related: Men, Americans, Pressure)

"A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Government, America, Democracy, Freedom, Machine, Man, Poor)

"With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Knowledge, First, Machine, Skill, Today, Wind, Years)

"The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine. The control of the front rudder was difficult on account of its being balanced too near the center."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Experience, Control, Being, Machine)

"When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track, so that it could not start until released by the operator, and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition, we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial. Wilbur won."
- Orville Wright
(Related: First, Machine)

"The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E. Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Work, Ability, First, Machine, Machines)

"No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Flying, Machine, Paris, Will)

"With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Power, First, Machine, Weight)

"One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us, taking a picture just as the machine had reached the end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Life, Men, End, Feet, Machine)

"I have an answering machine in my car. It says, I'm home now. But leave a message and I'll call when I'm out."
- Steven Wright
(Related: Home, Car, Machine, Now)

"The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies."
- Wilbur Wright
(Related: Fact, Flying, Machines)

"I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success."
- Wilbur Wright
(Related: Pet, Success, Flying, Future, Help, Machine, Sense, Theories, Will)

"The console games, as they come out with this new generation, will have a temporary advantage in price performance, but there are still many things you can do on a PC, more conveniently than you can do on a console machine."
- Will Wright
(Related: Performance, Games, Machine, Will)

"I feel this is very important for us to have serene buildings because our civilization is chaotic as it is, you see; our whole machine age has brought about a chaos that has to be somehow counterbalanced, I think."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Age, Civilization, Chaos, Machine)

"I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit."
- Chuck Yeager
(Related: Fear, Dying, Flying, Machine)

"Realize that a Muslim will know that his wife was seen naked in this machine. You know what would be the reaction?... Terrible. I believe there's technology out there that can identify bomb-type materials without necessarily, overly invading our privacy."
- Isaac Yeffet
(Related: Technology, Wife, Muslim, Machine, Privacy, Will)

"By perfecting this legislative machinery and by participating in the various international agreements we intend to contribute to the wholesome development of world trade."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Development, Trade, World)

"The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man."
- Arthur Young
(Related: Purpose, Machines, Man, Nothing, Talk, Understanding)

"The purpose creates the machine."
- Arthur Young
(Related: Purpose, Machine)

"And when the time comes to replace the O2 I have today, maybe my next machine will run Linux."
- Jamie Zawinski
(Related: Time, Linux, Machine, Today, Will)

"The machines, the modern mode of production, slowly undermined domestic production and not just for thousands but for millions of women the question arose: Where do we now find our livelihood?"
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Women, Machines, Now, Production, Question)