machines

A Quote by Studs Terkel on belief, machines, and women

I'm not a Luddite completely; I believe in refrigerators to cool my martinis, and washing machines because I hate to see women smacking their laundry against a rock. When I hear about hardware, I think of pots and pans, and when I hear about software, I think of sheets and towels.

Studs Terkel (1912 -)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on machines

I Xeroxed a mirror. Now I have an extra Xerox machine.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on machines and money

I spent all my money on a FAX machine. Now I can only FAX collect.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on automobiles, home, and machines

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 (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on home and machines

I got an answering machine for my phone. . . . Now, when I'm not home and somebody calls me up . . . they hear a recording of a busy signal.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on eternity, glory, happiness, immortality, life, love, machines, perception, personality, personality, reason, senses, soul, and understanding

The greatest of all our human concepts is the immortality of the personality and the eternal glory of the human soul. Throughout eternity you will be yourself and I will be myself, with quickened senses amplified powers of perception, and vastly increased capacity for reason, understanding, love, and happiness, all of which are qualities we may develop now. Our machines wear out, our barns fall down, and our substance goes back to the dust, but our finest collection of personal qualities will have eternal life.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Sterling W. Sill from Best of Sterling W. Sill, p. 186-87

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on bankers, blindness, business, cities, driving, government, jobs, leadership, and machines

government barriers on Business For example, the Endangered Species Act prevents 'disturbing the habitat' of the spotted owl. That has restricted 4.2 million acres of forest from development, leading to the loss of 30,000 lumber-related jobs and the annual loss of 1.1 billion board feet of lumber. This has driven up the cost of houses by at least $4,000 each. In addition, regulators ordered a Kansas City bank to install a Braille keypad on its drive-through automatic teller machine, presumably to aid any blind drivers. The list goes on and on.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on health, knowledge, machines, mind, order, and work

Well, allow me to introduce myself to you as an advocate of Ornamental Knowledge. You like the mind to be a neat machine, equipped to work efficiently, if narrowly, and with no extra bits or useless parts. I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric, odd gems, worthless but fascinating curiosities, tinsel, quaint bits of carving, and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt. Shake the machine and it goes out of order; shake the dustbin and it adjusts itself beautifully to its new position.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

Source: Tempest-Tost (1951)

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A Quote by Régis Debray on death, facts, machines, meaning, mortality, thinking, thought, and value

Machines will never be able to give the thinking process a model of thought itself, since machines are not mortal. What gives humans access to the symbolic domain of value and meaning is the fact that we die.

Regis Debray

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on engineering and machines

The machine unmakes the man. Now that the machine is so perfect, the engineer is nobody.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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