American Inventor Quotes

366 American Inventor quotes:

"What a man's mind can create, man's character can control."
"I do what I did as a hobby as a kid, you know, and make a living at it. And I just feel like I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world 'cuz I get paid to make toys and play with them."
"All military and most commercial aircraft use our designs that process power from jet engines."
"At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic. It was amazing, I could just do it. I started a business repairing radios. It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia."
"God is a verb, not a noun."
"Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering."
"When you turn professional, you become an entertainer, and like every other entertainer, you don't want to get a bad review."
"A lot of people thought Steve Jobs was a CEO of Apple but he never was until he came back to Apple in 1997."
"Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections."
"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."
"I started creating games in 1979 and got my first real programming job at Origin Systems in 1987. I am completely self-taught, no school."
"We are at the point where game designers have become celebrities due to the size of the market they serve."
"Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject, know that one of the principal points insisted on is, the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first, greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by legislators and by reformers."
"I can make just such ones if I had tools, and I could make tools if I had tools to make them with."
"I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected."
"I have not only Arms but a large proportion of Armourers to make."
"I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back."
"You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation, and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself; this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school."
"Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive."
"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air."

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