machines

A Quote by unknown on creativity, good, investment, and machines

A $3,000.00 electronic machine cannot equal the human brain in creativity or insight. Is your brain paying a good return on the creator's investment in you?

unknown

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on achievement, body, culture, cynicism, diversity, experience, future, justice, kindness, machines, men, mind, mountains, past, personality, personality, planning, poets, psychiatry, soul, and work

It has been written: To the cynic the body is no more than a tenement of clay. To the poet, a palace of the soul. To the physician, an all too ailing hulk. The psychiatrist sees it as a housing for the mind and personality. The geneticist sees it as a perpetuation of its own kind. The biologist sees it as an organism which can alter the future as a result of the experience of the past. The anthropologist sees it as an accumulation of culture. Others have viewed the body as essentially just a machine, a concept that sometimes appeals and sometimes appalls. The English satirist Samuel Butler dismissed his fellow men as but "a pair of pincers set over a bellows and a stew pan and the whole thing fixed upon stilts." But to the more reverent, the bodily mechanism is a masterpiece of precise planning-a delicate and complex apparatus whose various components work as a unit to achieve such diverse feats as scaling a mountain top, building a bridge or composing a symphony.

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A Quote by unknown on machines

Achtung! Alles Lookenspeepers Das machine is nicht for gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen, und poppencorken mit spittzensparken. Ist nicht fur gewerken by das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken, sightseeren keepen hands in das pockets, relaxen und watch das blinkenlights.

unknown

Source: A warning sign posted on a stereo system.

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A Quote by unknown on machines

All machines have an innate sense of irresponsibility.

unknown

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A Quote by Henry N. Beard on good, kindness, lies, life, machines, people, shyness, and simplicity

Boggies are an unattractive but annoying people whose numbers have increased rather precipitously since the bottom fell out of the fairy-tale market. Slow and sullen, and yet dull, they prefer to lead simple lives of pastoral squalor. They don't like machines more complicated than a garotte, a blackjack, or a luger, and they have always been shy of the 'big folk' or 'biggers' as they call us. As a rule they avoid us, except on rare occasions when a hundred or so will get together to dry-gulch a lone farmer or hunter. They seldom exceed three feet in height, but are fully capable of overpowering creatures half their size when they get the drop on them. . . . Their beginnings lie far back in the Good Ole Days when the planet was populated with the kind of colorful creatures you have to drink a quart of Old Overcoat to see nowadays.

Henry Beard

Source: Bored of the Rings, by the staff of the Harvard Lampoon

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on machines, novelty, and work

A narrator should not supply interpretations of his work; otherwise he would have not written a novel, which is a machine for generating interpretations.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: Postscript to The Name of the Rose (1984)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on belief, engineering, enthusiasm, laws, machines, men, order, principles, science, and world

It can't be done, engineers might tell him. It has to be done, Watson would order, and often it could be. With this approach Watson brought out the best in his men-in his engineers, for example. He believed that engineering, like salesmanship, depended not only on laws but on will. For him the first principle of science, as well as the first principle of the world of men, was enthusiasm. Build it, he would order his engineers arbitrarily. And when they did, the machine often seemed to be a triumph of Dale Carnegie over Newton.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas and Marva Belden in The Life of Thomas J. Watson, 1962, Little, Brown and Co.

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A Quote by Thomas Nelson Page on action, creation, direction, force, impulses, machines, men, and world

A great factory with the machinery all working and revolving with absolute and rhythmic regularity and with the men all driven by one impulse, and moving in unison as though a constituent part of the mighty machine, is one of the most inspiring examples of directed force that the world knows. I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine, never one which was not earnest and impressive.

Thomas Nelson Page (1853 - 1922)

Source: The American's Creed was a result of a nationwide contest for writing a National Creed.

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A Quote by Thomas Frank on acting, advertising, civilization, culture, entertainment, fortune, legacy, machines, popularity, revolution, rules, and soldiers

In contemporary American public culture, the legacy of the consumer revolution of the 1960s is unmistakable. Today, there are few things more beloved of our masses than the figure of the cultural rebel, the defiant individualist resisting the mandates of the machine civilization. Whether he is an athlete decked out in a mowhawk and multiple-pierced ears, a policeman who plays by his own rules, an actor on a motorcycle, a soldier of fortune with explosive bow and arrow, or a rock star in leather jacket and sunglasses, the rebel has become the paramount cliché of our popular entertainment, and the pre-eminent symbol of the system he is supposed to be subverting. In advertising especially, he rules supreme

Thomas Frank

Source: (The Conquest of Cool)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on character, control, day, death, force, machines, mind, order, science, and war

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. What man's mind can create, man's character can control.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

Source: newspaper interview, August 22, 1921

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