|Great creativity requires hard facts, wild imagination and nonlogial jumps forward that are then proved to be right by working backwards to known principles. Only the rebellious can do it.|
— Lorraine Daston
|It’s good to be open-minded, but if your too open-minded, your brains fall out.
— Old Yiddish saying
|Frango ut patefaciam
I break in order to reveal
— Motto Paleontological Society
|You can observe a lot while watching.|
— Yogi Berra
|I don't think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It over comes everything, even nature. |
— John D. Rockefeller
|Experience is not what happens to you.
Experience is what you do with what happens to you.
— Aldous Huxley
|New technologies tend to become less visiable as they become more familiar.
— Marshall McLuhan
|Luck is the residue of design|
— Branch Ricky
|The only thing that keeps us alive is our brilliance, the only thing that protects our brilliance is our patents.
— Edward Land
|We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
— Oscar Wilde
|Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
|The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
— Henry Thoreau
|The only person who makes no mistakes is the one who never does anything.
— Teddy Roosevelt
|I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.|
— Oscar Widle
|Forget past mistakes.
Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it.
— William Durant, founder of General Motors
|An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field|
— Neils Bohr
|The greatest difficulty in the world is not for people to accept new ideas, but to make them forget about old ideas|
— John Maynard Keynes
|Excuse me while I Boogaloo.|
— James Brown
|Major advances in science occur not because the proponents of the established views are forced by the weight of evidence to change their minds, but because they retire and eventually die.
— Planck’s Dictum
|The real idea of modern furnishings is economy and if you can substitute an old piece of junk and make it serve as well as something more costly, you win.|
— Alexander Calder