Inventions And Inventors Quotes by Dave Barry, Thomas A. Edison, Andre Maurois, Alexander Graham Bell, Oscar Wilde, Charles Kettering and many others.
Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder.
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
It is only the unimaginative who ever invents. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes.
Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.
The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried.
Invention strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come from nothing.
When I think of invention, I always think of America. You’re always seeing ads: ‘Have you got the next big idea?’ There seems to be that spirit in America of inventions and inventors.
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
The test of an invention is the power of an inventor to push it through in the face of staunch-not opposition, but indifference-in society.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success … Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice.