American Inventor Quotes

366 American Inventor quotes:

"I consider myself an inventor, entrepreneur, and author."
"A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving."
"I'm an inventor. I became interested in long-term trends because an invention has to make sense in the world in which it is finished, not the world in which it is started."
"The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall."
"Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!"
"We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world."
"In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow."
"I don't want to think about how many people have thought or still think that I'm crazy."
"The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle."
"There's an old maxim that says, 'Things that work persist,' which is why there's still Cobol floating around."
"The Internet lives where anyone can access it."
"I'm projecting somewhere between 100 million and 200 million computers on the Net by the end of December 2000, and about 300 million users by that same time."
"A problem well stated is a problem half-solved."
"Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself."
"Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible."
"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress."
"We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work."
"The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try."
"No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm."
"The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around"

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