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Motivational Inventing Quotes

May these quotes about Inventing inspire and motivate you.

The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet,
I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.
- Al Gore

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That's what keeps me going: dreaming,
inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.
- Joseph Barbera

The boomers' biggest impact will be on eliminating
the term 'retirement' and inventing a new stage of life...
the new career arc.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I love inventing worlds and characters and settings and scenarios.
- Jerry B. Jenkins


 

Even though the vast majority of my work was outside television,
the amount of creation and inventing that went into
the TV shows was non stop and,
unknown to me, a great strain.
- Paul Daniels

If the U.N.
didn't exist, we'd be inventing it right now.
- Sam Farr

The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as
a means of genocide against people of color.
The government lied.
- Jeremiah Wright


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Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's
idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
- David Antin

An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in
any claim of having been the first in inventing something.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

The difference between being able to understand something
and inventing it in the first place...
is called genius.
- Craig Bruce

He liked to go from A to B without inventing letters between.
- John McPhee

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less material you need.
- Charles Kettering

If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car,
it is time to spend a few hours on history.
- Bo Bennett

Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the
inessential than with inventing something new.
- Helmut Jahn

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life.
As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
- Christiaan Barnard

There is no re-inventing the wheel.
- Sean Penn

The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors;
it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish.
- Evelyn Waugh

The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing
ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty
does not change its real value.
- Ben Elton

In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected
for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and
for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
- Carol P. Christ

Man keeps inventing things all the time.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

I was always inventing characters and making up stories.
- Suzanne Vega

People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty
came the most incredible inventions -
board games,
recipes...
we never stopped inventing.
- Lynn Johnston

Inventing is a skill that some people have and some people don't.
But you can learn how to invent.
- Ray Dolby

Nonetheless, we continue to be obsessed with finding
or inventing a European nation which,
as in the nation state, guarantees homogeneity and
thus an appropriate form of democracy and centralized government.
- Ulrich Beck

The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized
slaughterhouses of work are also arguing,
singing, drinking, dancing, making love,
holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
- Raoul Vaneigem

At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic.
I needed the third-person.
I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story,
is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it.
- Jeffrey Eugenides

The most important training, though,
is to experience life as a writer,
questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything.
If you do that, all the other things will come;
if you don't,
there's no hope for you.
- Orson Scott Card

Our mandate expects that we will build on the Joint
Inquiry's investigation and we will not be re-inventing the wheel.
But we go to places which the Joint Inquiry was not permitted to explore.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Our goal has been to stay true to what people most
love about the original Pirates!
while upgrading, enhancing, and in some cases,
re-inventing the game to make it a great experience for today's gamers.
- Sid Meier

Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless,
irritating and exhausting job.
It not only involves praising trash but constantly
inventing reactions towards books about which one has
no spontaneous feeling whatever.
- George Orwell

Give the right man two fishes and some bread,
and he will feed the world;
give the wrong man two fishes and some bread
and he will invent the fast-food fish sandwich.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

America did not invent human rights.
In a very real sense, it is the other way around.
Human rights invented America.
- Jimmy Carter

We believe that if men have the talent
to invent new machines that put men out of work,
they have the talent to put those men back to work.
- John F. Kennedy

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay

The poet doesn't invent.
He listens.
- Jean Cocteau

In order to make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.
- Carl Sagan

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to
needing what I've invented.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer,
since we feel a constant need for them and invent them
because there is no way of doing without them.
- Emile M. Cioran

I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent
the music first and push the music to the level that
I had to compete against it.
- Axl Rose

Before 1980, it was basically illegal for U.S.
banks to invent new products.
- Scott Cook

If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie?
- Shannen Doherty

The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers;
so they enlarge upon it,
and invent ridiculous embellishments.
- Anne Sullivan

I invent nothing, I rediscover.
- Auguste Rodin

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves;
when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.
- Germaine Greer

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
- William Blake

If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament,
then what you really want to do is re-invent the world.
God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist.
- John Barth

In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult
part to invent is the end.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must
be content with borrowed postures,
secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
- Warren G. Bennis

If life doesn't offer a game worth playing,
then invent a new one.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Writing a play, you start with less,
so more is demanded of you.
It's as if you have to not only write a symphony,
but invent the instruments as well.
- David Ives

In order to rally people, governments need enemies...
if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent
one in order to mobilize us.
- Nhat Hanh

No matter how skillful you are, you can't invent a
product advantage that doesn't exist.
And if you do, and it's just a gimmick,
it's going to fall apart anyway.
- William Bernbach

I liked to work in a shop down in the basement and
invent things and build gadgets.
- Francis Ford Coppola

God forgives those who invent what they need.
- Lillian Hellman

I wanted to invent myself as a fictional character.
And I did, and it has caused a great deal of confusion.
- Jeanette Winterson

You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself.
- Pierre Bonnard

You ask any actor - they'll tell you they'd rather
shoot on location because you don't have to invent the energy,
the energy is there.
- Adrian Grenier

Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that
they must procure or invent a first victim.
- Elias Canetti

We would have to invent the U.N.
if we did not have it, which is not an original thought.
- Shirley Temple

He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that
the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that
though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
- Hector Hugh Munro

I think we invent jargon because it saves times talking to one-another.
- John M. Smith

The job of the novelist is to invent:
to embroider,
to color, to embellish, to make things up.
- Donna Tartt

Before the work comes to you, you have to invent work.
- Steve Lacy

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
- Thomas A. Edison

To invent is to discern, to choose.
- Henri Poincare

If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
- Voltaire

It's a struggle but that's why we exist,
so that another generation of Lesbians of color will
not have to invent themselves,
or their history, all over again.
- Audre Lorde

I'm more interested in what I discover than what I invent.
- Paul Simon

Whenever ideas fail, men invent words.
- Martin H. Fischer

After all, one knows one's weak points so well,
that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
- Edith Wharton

I have a sense that many Americans, especially those
like me with European or foreign parents,
feel they have to invent their families just as they
have to invent themselves.
- Philip Levine


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