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Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development. Ursula K. LeGuin#Inventing 77
Ursula K. LeGuin#Inventing 77
Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors. Mark Twain#Inventing 57
Mark Twain#Inventing 57
Fear is a great inventor. Proverbs#Inventing 56
If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice. George Gobel#Inventing 54
George Gobel#Inventing 54
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -- gunpowder and romantic love. Andre Maurois#Inventing 53
Andre Maurois#Inventing 53
The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure. Lyndon B. Johnson#Inventing 50
Lyndon B. Johnson#Inventing 50
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. Sir Joshua Reynolds#Inventing 45
Sir Joshua Reynolds#Inventing 45
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone. Francis Picabia#Inventing 40
Francis Picabia#Inventing 40
We can invent only with memory. Alphonse Karr#Inventing 33
Alphonse Karr#Inventing 33
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. Ralph Waldo Emerson#Inventing 25
Ralph Waldo Emerson#Inventing 25
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