Inventors Quotes by Frank Rich, John Sulston, Preston Sturges, Jock Zonfrillo, Jason Calacanis, Michael Moss and many others.
In the bubble decade, making money as an end in itself boomed as a calling among students at elite universities like Harvard, siphoning off gifted undergraduates who might otherwise have been scientists, teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, artists or inventors.
The myth is that IP rights are as important as our rights in castles, cars, and corn oil. IP is supposedly intended to encourage inventors and the investment needed to bring their products to the clinic and marketplace.
The United States owes a great debt to its inventors. Far from being grateful to them, it places every obstruction in their way and makes it enormously difficult to secure a patent.
The First Australians are the true cooks and ‘food inventors’ of these lands and their exclusion from our history, and specifically our food culture, is unacceptable.
For a first-time entrepreneur, there’s nothing better than being in Silicon Valley because there is so much going on, and there’s such a large number of inventors, that even a B level idea or a C level idea could be nurtured and be given venture capital there.
The optimum amount of sugar in a product became known as the ‘bliss point.’ Food inventors and scientists spend a huge amount of time formulating the perfect amount of sugar that will send us over the moon and send products flying off the shelves.
When I think of invention, I always think of America. You’re always seeing ads: ‘Have you got the next big idea?’ There seems to be that spirit in America of inventions and inventors.
We want New Hampshire to be a haven for entrepreneurs and inventors – the people who are creating the products and good-paying jobs of the future.
We insist on celebrating lone heroic path-finders, but even the most admired and the most successful inventors are part of a more remarkable supply chain of innovators who are largely ignored for the simpler mythology of one man or one eureka moment.
Today, people idolize athletes and celebrities – and yes, highly successful and visionary business people like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but not the innovators who perhaps have not seen such high-flying levels of success. Can anyone name the inventors of GPS, which has such a huge impact on our lives today?
At the turn of the twentieth century, board games were becoming increasingly commonplace in middle-class homes. In addition, more and more inventors were discovering that the games were not just a pastime but also a means of communication.
Calculus, the electrical battery, the telephone, the steam engine, the radio – all these groundbreaking innovations were hit upon by multiple inventors working in parallel with no knowledge of one another.
If I look into my past, I was definitely into inventors. I was into stories of Edison and Tesla and da Vinci and all these guys making stuff in their garage.
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ever inventors.
Racial history is therefore natural history and the mysticism of the soul at one and the same time; but the history of the religion of the blood, conversely, is the great world story of the rise and downfall of peoples, their heroes and thinkers, their inventors and artists.
By and large, I’m in the same boat as other inventors. If we’re lucky, of the 10 or 15 items we do a year, maybe one or two of them wind up with a licensing agreement.
Inventors often don’t know how to pitch their ideas. So many people in Silicon Valley want to hear you say ‘disruptive,’ and tote a ‘platform.’ They repeat buzzwords over and over, and I think it intimidates a real inventor.
The inventors we remember didn’t invent anything. They’re the people who took somebody else’s invention and made it commercially viable.
I don’t think we use television the way we should or the way the inventors intended.
I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century.
The PhD system is the real root of the evil of academic snobbery. People who have PhDs consider themselves a priesthood, and inventors generally don’t have PhDs.
I can’t recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open – any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate.
It’s very hard for individual inventors to get paid. For the same reason that private equity is valuable – broadly, that’s a good thing – in the case of patents, many that own them aren’t in a good position to take the next step.
Something that I’ve cared about deeply my whole career is getting to work with filmmakers and inventors of stories that are hysterical because they are just so painfully true.
Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.
The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.