America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
Inventions reached their limit long ago, and I see no hope for further development.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
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.
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
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 it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
It is no monopoly in any other sense than as a man's own house is a monopoly. But a man's right to his own invention is a very different matter. It is no more a monopoly for him to possess that, than to possess his own homestead .
That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best - make it all up - but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.
Man is a shrewd inventor, and is ever taking the hint of a new machine from his own structure, adapting some secret of his own anatomy in iron, wood, and leather, to some required function in the work of the world.
I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
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.
It is only the unimaginative who ever invents. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes.
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