Machinery Quotes

Machinery Quotes by Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, Thomas Carlyle, Ken Kesey, Miles Franklin, Joseph Campbell, Percy Bysshe Shelley and many others.

There is no room in war for delicate machinery.

There is no room in war for delicate machinery.
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism; but, in a far truer sense, its creator and producer.
Thomas Carlyle
Memory whispers someplace in that jumbled machinery.
Ken Kesey
My mother is a good woman – a very good woman – and I am, I think, not quite all criminality, but we do not pull together. I am a piece of machinery which, not understanding, my mother winds up the wrong way, setting all the wheels of my composition going in creaking discord.
Miles Franklin
Each of us has capacities. The real trick is knowing the machinery of the boat in which you are crossing the channel.
Joseph Campbell
Lie bills and calculations much perplexed, With steam-boats, frigates, and machinery quaint Traced over them in blue and yellow paint.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Little girls and boys, barefooted, walked up and down between the endless rows of spindles, reaching thin little hands into the machinery to repair snapped threads
Mother Jones
The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.
Karl Marx
If the veil of the world’s machinery were lifted off, how much we would find is done in answer to the prayers of God’s children.
Robert E. Murray
Left to its own devices, the State Department machinery tends toward inertia rather than creativity; it is always on the verge of turning itself into an enormous cable machine.
Henry A. Kissinger
Animals used for food are treated like unfeeling machinery.
Peter Dinklage
Getting silver and gold out of junk machinery was quick to be learnt by others.
Li Shufu
So most people go around with grimy machinery, when all it would take is a bit of spit and polish to make them paladins once more, bold knights and true.
Catherynne M. Valente
God designed that the living machinery should be in daily activity. For in this activity or motion is its preserving power…. The more we exercise, the better will be the circulation of the blood.
Ellen G. White
An accident, a random change, in any delicate mechanism can hardly be expected to improve it. Poking a stick into the machinery of one’s watch or one’s radio set will seldom make it work better.
Theodosius Dobzhansky
Working out what it would take to program goodness into a robot shows not only how much machinery it takes to be good but how slippery the concept of goodness is to start with.
Steven Pinker
I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough.
Lucy Larcom
The machinery of the democratic process is really no different today from what it was 150 years ago.
Steven Spielberg
Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises.
Margaret Sanger
A two-career couple with children is a complex, sensitive piece of machinery with lots of moving parts. Anything less than total cooperation will throw it out of whack and shut it down. A couple can wind up paying the ultimate price for trying to have it all – losing it all.
Kathie Lee Gifford
Those who have an interest in keeping the machinery of war going will stop at nothing to make public opinion subservient to their murderous ends.
Albert Einstein
Once you’ve built the big machinery of political power, remember you won’t always be the one to run it.
P. J. O’Rourke
The merry-go-round was running, yes, but… It was running backward. The small calliope inside the carousel machinery rattle-snapped its nervous-stallion shivering drums, clashed its harvest-moon cymbals, toothed its castanets, and throatily choked and sobbed its reeds, whistles, and baroque flutes.
Ray Bradbury
For it is the working people who have their hands on the machinery. And only by stopping the machinery of destruction can we ever hope to stop this madness.
Judi Bari
But tending machinery was one thing; defining what we were trying to do and why we were doing it, and developing ways to measure how well the job was done – this was something else again.
Elliot Richardson
Don’t throw a monkey-wrench into the machinery.
Philander Chase Johnson
If you look at it from just a pure economic basis, technology is replacing all of the jobs robots can do, and machinery is replacing the jobs that humans once held. If we don’t train our children to imagine, to create, they’re going to be unemployable.
Erwin McManus
Shredded feelings are the fuel that feed the machinery of melodrama. And good melodrama just has honest feelings and is honest about the way people interact.
Guy Maddin
The working class must break up, smash the “ready-made state machinery,” and not confine itself merely to laying hold of it.
Vladimir Lenin
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.
R. A. Torrey
Moment to moment, it turns out, is not God’s conception, or nature’s. It is man conversing with himself about and through a piece of machinery he created.”We effectively became “time-keepers, and then time-savers, and now time-servers” with the invention of the clock.”
Lewis Mumford
You cannot look too much at the result, you need to also look at yourself and what you’ve done, how you have maximised the machinery that you have.
Marcus Ericsson
Without ethics, everything happens as if we were all five billion passengers on a big machinery and nobody is driving the machinery. And it’s going faster and faster, but we don’t know where.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
But a rise in the wages of labour would not equally affect commodities produced with machinery quickly consumed, and commodities produced with machinery slowly consumed.
David Ricardo
From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death. … I fell morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.
Harry A. Blackmun
The science-denial machinery is a serious adversary, and it has a big advantage over real science: it does not need to win its dispute with real science; it just needs to create a public illusion that there is a dispute.
Sheldon Whitehouse
It’s very common to implement mob grazing and double your production for a per-acre capitalisation investment… because it doesn’t take any more corraling, no more electricity, rent, machinery or labour to double your production on an existing place.
Joel Salatin
All this machinery making modern music can still be open-hearted. Not so boldly charted, it’s really just a question of your honesty.
Neil Peart
I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans.
Herman Wouk
Various parts of my body told me that in the future they would appreciate it if I slept lying down on a bed instead of sitting at the counter of Black Cat Coffee. I quietly reassured them that this was an unusual situation, and had the machinery make me some bread as a breakfast.
Daniel Handler
Perhaps all of us have come to rely too deeply on machinery and software to be our allies without wondering about the cost: the way technology doesn’t fix problems without creating new ones.
Jenna Wortham
Many of the birds Audubon painted are now extinct, and still we go on killing them, more or less casually, with our pesticides and wires and machinery.
John Burnside
The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour, and the capital that is invested in tools, machinery and buildings, may be variously combined.
David Ricardo
The demonstration that no possible combination of known substances, known forms of machinery and known forms of force, can be united in a practical machine by which men shall fly along distances through the air, seems to the writer as complete as it is possible for the demonstration to be.
Simon Newcomb
Mechanical Notation … I look upon it as one of the most important additions I have made to human knowledge. It has placed the construction of machinery in the rank of a demonstrative science. The day will arrive when no school of mechanical drawing will be thought complete without teaching it.
Charles Babbage
Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
Karl Marx
Capitalists control the machineries. They create difficulties to the workers. Consequently rationalism, which has to lead the way for peaceful life to all, has resulted in causing poverty and worries to the people because of dominating forces.
Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
The crucial fact to realize about all the powerful machinery of the Corporate State – its laws, structure, political system – is that it possesses no mind.
Charles A. Reich
A camel is a horse designed by a committee and a committee’s a sweet running piece of machinery compared to any government.
Gordon R. Dickson
To cross the seas, to traverse the roads, and to work machinery by galvanism, or rather electro-magnetism, will certainly, if executed, be the most noble achievement ever performed by man.
Alfred Smee
Prayer meetings are the throbbing machinery of the church.
Charles Spurgeon
I really don’t like being on television. It makes me uneasy. It is not natural to be talking to a piece of machinery. But the money is very good.
Morley Safer
As far away as you can get from the process of mechanisms and machinery, the more likely your food’s going to taste good. And that – that is probably the largest thing I can hand to anybody is let your hands touch it. Let them make it.
Mario Batali
God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
Aldous Huxley
Of all the things that your company owns, brands are far and away the most important and the toughest. Founders die. Factories burn down. Machinery wears out. Inventories get depleted. Technology becomes obsolete. Brand loyalty is the only sound foundation on which business leaders can build enduring, profitable growth.
Jim Mullen
If my father’s business hadn’t gone broke, I’d be exporting nuts, bolts and sugar machinery right now. What an awful thought!
Cesar Romero
Armed people are free. No state can control those who have the machinery and the will to resist, no mob can take their liberty and property. And no 220 pound thug can threaten the well-being or dignity of a 110 pound woman who has two pounds of iron to even things out. Is that evil? Is that wrong?
L. Neil Smith
My way of learning is to heave a wild and unpredictable monkey-wrench into the machinery.
Dashiell Hammett
There are about 100 German companies in Nigeria, and German investors have earned a lot of respect from Nigeria because of the quality of the manufactured goods they produce, especially machinery.
Muhammadu Buhari
It is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.
Nikola Tesla
Worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil.
E. Stanley Jones
Any show that includes guns or machinery or stuff like that, you need to trust who’s around you because blanks are flying.
Jessy Schram
I’ve already established my (political)machinery. It’s like a car. It’s fixed already. You just have to get in and drive it.
Manny Pacquiao
I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it’s enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery.
Gianni Agnelli
It is great to be a part of big-budget movies, but it is harder to feel like you are contributing, in the sense that it has such big machinery behind it.
Naomie Harris
I cannot bear to look at a film that I made before 1990. Maybe 1985. There’s no sense even trying to explain it. I really just can’t watch myself. I see all the machinery at work and it just drives me nuts, so I don’t look at anything.
Paul Newman
For I thought Epicurus and Lucretius
By Nature meant the Whole Goddam Machinery.
Robert Frost
The whole body of the arts and sciences composes one vast machinery for the irritation and development of the human intellect.
Thomas de Quincey
Reason and Ignorance, the opposites of each other, influence the great bulk of mankind. If either of these can be rendered sufficiently extensive in a country, the machinery of Government goes easily on. Reason obeys itself; and Ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
Thomas Paine
What do I want to take home from my summer vacation? Time. The wonderful luxury of being at rest. The days when you shut down the mental machinery that keeps life on track and let life simply wander. The days when you stop planning, analyzing, thinking and just are. Summer is my period of grace.
Ellen Goodman
When the Revolution triumphed in 1959, our island was a true Yankee colony. The United States had duped and disarmed our Liberation Army. One couldn’t speak of developed agriculture, but of immense plantations exploited on the base of manual and animal labour that in general used neither fertilizers nor machinery.
Fidel Castro
It is the darling delusion of mankind that the world is progressive in religion, toleration, freedom, as it is progressive in machinery.
Moncure D. Conway
There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
H. G. Wells
One of the major lessons in all of biochemistry, cell biology and molecular medicine is that when proteins operate at the sub cellular level, they behave in a certain way as if they’re mechanical machinery.
James Rothman
One day you’re racing about the business of life, harried but vital, a part of its machinery. Then gradually but inexorably you are left out, until one day you find the machinery tearing along without you – and nobody even notices.
Marjorie Holmes
I have, obviously, a very complex relationship with the more industrial side of filmmaking and the machinery that can take an actor or an actress and create something so bamboozling and monumental and fathomless in terms of publicity hits.
Debra Granik
I have spent 25 years battling to tell people that business is important. People aren’t prepared to understand that it’s a complex piece of machinery.
Richard Quest
If it weren’t for the people always getting tangled up with the machinery… Earth would be an engineer’s paradise.
Kurt Vonnegut
I was more of a person that liked flying and operating high-performance machinery, and I liked that, the skill it took, the intelligence it took to do that.
Alan Bean
The republic which sinks to sleep, trusting to constitutions and machinery, to politicians and statesmen, for the safety of its liberties, never will have any.
Wendell Phillips
The former West Germany was a semi-sovereign political pygmy, protected by America’s military might and with barely any foreign policy of its own. As a result, the country has no machinery or tradition of strategic thinking, and most Germans are loth to see their government take the lead.
Zanny Minton Beddoes
Why should architecture or objects of art in the machine age, just because they are made by machines, have to resemble machinery?
Frank Lloyd Wright
When I heard about the Microsoft Kinect, though, I felt an urgency rising in me. A game you played without touching any machinery? A chance to wave your hands around, Minority-Report style, and move things around on a screen? This sounded like almost too much fun, with gadget-y pizzazz that sounded astonishing.
Susan Orlean
We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery also has its beauty. Neither do I believe that the spirit of adventure runs any risk of disappearing in our world.
Marie Curie
Never trust machinery more complicated than a knife and fork.
Robert A. Heinlein
It may be long before the law of love will be recognised in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.
Mahatma Gandhi
If we want to reduce poverty and misery, if we want to give to every deserving individual what is needed for a safe existence of an intelligent being, we want to provide more machinery, more power. Power is our mainstay, the primary source of our many-sided energies.
Nikola Tesla
Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.
Benjamin Disraeli
Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life.
Michael Behe
The more administrative machinery we construct, be it the most modern, the less place there is for the Spirit, the less place there is for the Lord, and the less freedom there is. It is my opinion that we ought to begin an unsparing examination of conscience on this point at all levels in the Church.
Pope Benedict XVI
At Ferrari they didn’t give me the space, and at Honda I had the space but I didn’t have the machinery.
Rubens Barrichello
The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
Stephen Leacock
Beware the machinery of longevity. When a man’s life is over the decent thing is for him to die. The forest does not withhold itself from death. What it gives up it takes back.
Wendell Berry
In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don’t have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery.
Max von Sydow
Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it.
Andrew Carnegie
Party machinery is not a fortuitous development, but is the direct result of the requirements of practical politics. The necessity of nominating candidates for offices leads inevitably to the development of caucuses and conventions.
Charles A. Beard
[When people] say ‘let’s do something about it,’ they mean ‘let’s get hold of the political machinery so that we can do something to somebody else.’ And that somebody is invariably you.
Frank Chodorov
The mark of all good art is not that the thing done is done exactly or finely, for machinery may do as much, but that it is worked out with the head and the workman’s heart.
Oscar Wilde
We can engineer a building and design a building with least reliance on active machinery to make it inhabitable.
Bjarke Ingels
Self-publishing provides more freedom and control, but it also provides more risk. Publishing provides more credibility and promotion, but your vision can also get lost in the bureaucratic machinery of the business. It’s a tough decision to make.
Mark Manson
You and your brain are two things. The brain is your machinery just like everything else is your machinery. This hand is my mechanism; I use it. My brain is my mechanism; I use it.
A functional biological clock has three components: input from the outside world to set the clock, the timekeeping mechanism itself, and genetic machinery that allows the clock to regulate expression of a variety of genes.
Jeffrey C. Hall
You just make different music on a computer. And you can make wonderful music on a computer, but don’t pretend that the machinery is transparent. It makes as much difference to what you’re doing as it does if you play an acoustic guitar as opposed to a kettledrum. You’re not going to make the same music.
Brian Eno
Government machinery has been described as a marvelous labor saving device which enables ten men to do the work of one.
John Maynard Keynes
Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.
Emily Greene Balch
We believed that growth through Local Government, and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament, other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress.
Mary Augusta Ward
I have always hated machinery, and the only machine I ever understood was a wheelbarrow, and that but imperfectly.
E. T. Bell
It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I wasn’t sleeping on the streets at night. Of course, there were a lot of good people sleeping in the streets. They weren’t fools, they just didn’t fit into the needed machinery of the moment. And those needs kept altering.
Charles Bukowski
Labour, because it chose to remain unintelligent, either became subservient, or insolently believed in damaging the capitalists’ goods and machinery or even in killing the capitalists.
Mahatma Gandhi
The machinery of government is a vast series of interlocking hierarchies riddled through and through with incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter
In that moment, the machinery of the world lined up. Somewhere a clock struck midnight, and Hugo’s future seemed to fall perfectly into place.
Brian Selznick
In Formula One, the car can make a difference in a way that a driver cannot. Whereas Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna spent their early seasons in second-rate machinery, Hamilton walked into the equal best car on the grid. His first season none the less has, by any standards, been extraordinary.
Martin Jacques
Little girls and boys, barefooted, walked up and down between the endless rows of spindles, reaching thin little hands into the machinery to repair snapped threads.
Mary Harris Jones
Answer me, you who believe that animals are only machines. Has nature arranged for this animal to have all the machinery of feelings only in order for it not to have any at all?
If [politician] is not fulfilling his function, they then can set up the machinery to remove him from that position by whatever means necessary.
Malcolm X
We have no government and no laws, if by law is meant a stereotyped convention supported by force, and not to be altered without the aid of cumbersome machinery.
Olaf Stapledon
I believed that one had to stop the machinery of war.
Susan Rosenberg
In all my documentaries I did all the camera work, but in fiction I didn’t want to do it myself. I think the machinery is so heavy and demanding that you would leave the actors alone for a long time.
Pirjo Honkasalo
From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
Harry A. Blackmun
The machinery of filmmaking is really slow and ponderous and I don’t know how you’re going to make it any faster with any of the systems, whether it’s Red, Sony, or whatever.
Michael Seresin
We are resident inside with the machinery, a glimmering spread throughout the apparatus. We exist with a wind whispering inside and our moon flexing. Amid the ducts, inside the basilica of bones. The flesh is a neighborhood, but not the life.
Jack Gilbert
In order to fulfill the aspirations of masses, we have to sharpen the tool called the government machinery: we have to make it keen, more dynamic, and it is in this direction that we are working.
Narendra Modi
Magic [has] been replaced by machinery.
Shilo Shiv Suleman
We increasingly live in societies based on the vocabulary of ‘choice’ and a denial of reality – a denial of massive inequality, social disparities, the irresponsible concentration of power in relatively few hands, and a growing machinery of social and civil death.
Henry Giroux
I like the machinery of poems, especially when they have human warmth.
Edward Hirsch
I have always hated machinery, and the only machine I ever understood was a wheelbarrow, and that but imperfectly.
Eric Temple Bell
They simply don’t know that much about what they’re doing. There isn’t enough control. There isn’t enough capability in ordinary people to tinker with such a complicated piece of machinery.
David R. Brower
Politicians who wish to succeed must be prepared to dissemble, at times to lie. All deceit is bad. In politics some deceit or moral dishonesty is the oil without which the machinery would not work.
Woodrow Wyatt
Ah, the power of two. There’s nothing quite like it. Especially when it comes to paying utility bills, parenting, cooking elaborate meals, purchasing a grown-up bed, jumping rope and lifting heavy machinery. The world favours pairs. Who wants to waste the wood building an ark for singletons?
Sloane Crosley
The cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths; of exquisite interrelationships; of the awesome machinery of nature.
Carl Sagan
AI is not just heading for our industry, it will radically change the machinery we use in marketing.
Tim Berners-Lee
Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you.
E. Stanley Jones
The scene fascinated me: a round straw hat; the funnel leaning left, the stairway leaning right; the white drawbridge, its railings made of chain; white suspenders crossed on the back of a man below; circular iron machinery; a mast that cut into the sky, completing a triangle.
Alfred Stieglitz
There is no country in the world where machinery is so lovely as in America.
Oscar Wilde
A lawyer’s relationship to justice and wisdom is on a par with a piano tuner’s relationship to a concert. He neither composes the music, nor interprets it-he merely keeps the machinery running.
Lucille Kallen
Machineries of reason, machineries of conduct, machineries of virtue. The machine that regulates instinct, keeps one’s hands free of another man’s throat, free of one’s own. These machines have all, as someone said, gone too long in the elements. Gummed now, rusted, bloodless.
I forget who said it and I no longer care.
Ben Marcus
PR only works for big names, because they’ve already achieved something. If you’re talking about an ordinary person, what would your PR machinery do where there’s no product in the machine?
Sana Khan
Reticulocytes are terminally differentiating red blood cells that do not contain lysosome. Therefore, it was postulated that the degradation of hemoglobin in these cells is mediated by a non-lysosomal machinery.
Aaron Ciechanover
Good governance never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders.
Frank Herbert
The study of tools as well as of books should have a place in the public schools. Tools, machinery, and the implements of the farmshould be made familiar to every boy, and suitable industrial education should be furnished for every girl.
Rutherford B. Hayes
I used to make fun of my friends who had BlackBerries. And I know that the expression CrackBerry has been going around, but now I fully understand it. I’m actually addicted to a piece of machinery, and that’s really embarrassing.
John Krasinski
They’re not trying to prevent Hollywood from making movies. They’re asking that the most powerful image-building machinery in the world stop grinding out killer dykes and twisted homo sex fiends as if sexual orientation had anything to do with criminal behavior.
Roger Ebert
Humans have existed only for the last 0.001 percent of cosmic time. All of which says that – unless the Homo sapiens brain is the one-and-only instance of cogitating machinery – nearly all the intelligence that’s out there is beyond our level. And that intelligence is more than just a little bit beyond.
Seth Shostak
Pap Machinery uses LubeMate products to keep our truck fleet moving so we can provide timely service to our customers. LubeMate has proven they manufacture quality products that meet our daily demands. The LubeMate team at Valley Industries has provided excellent service and their products are an exceptional value.
Greg Roberts
I am not responsible for the successful working of the machinery of society.
Henry David Thoreau
Order in a house ought to be like the machinery in opera, whose effect produces great pleasure, but whose ends must be hid.
Suzanne Curchod
Prayer is one of the necessary wheels of the machinery of providence.
Charles Spurgeon
Scientists make mistakes. Accordingly, it is the job of the scientist to recognize our weakness, to examine the widest range of opinions, to be ruthlessly self-critical. Science is a collective enterprise with the error-correction machinery often running smoothly.
Carl Sagan
Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious – and therefore immoral – I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
George Ryan
A dense undergrowth of extension cords sustains my upper world of lights, music, and machines of comfort.
Mason Cooley
I believe… that security declines as security machinery expands.
E. B. White
We have to create more and more vegetarians, and help people to understand that it is not only the suffering of the animals (which is what made me vegetarian) but also the incredible harm to the environment, the tremendous amount of greenhouse gas created by the whole vast machinery of intensive animal farming.
Jane Goodall
The people who keep asking if they can’t lead a decent life without Christ, don’t know what life is about; if they did they would know that ‘a decent life’ is mere machinery compared with the thing we men are really made for.
C. S. Lewis
The society that will organize production on the basis of a free and equal association of the producers will put the whole machinery of the state where it will then belong: into the museum of antiquities, by the side of the spinning wheel and the bronze axe.
Friedrich Engels
There’s bound to be a recovery in [capital spending] sometime soon. We have had basically no capital investment for about year. At some point, machinery wears out, and you’ve got to replace it.
Bruce Bartlett
We are moving rapidly into a world in which the spying machinery is built into every object we encounter.
Howard Rheingold
In the next 50 years, the increasing importance of designing spaces for human communication and interaction will lead to expansion in those aspects of computing that are focused on people, rather than machinery.
Terry Winograd
Through machinery, man can exert tremendous powers almost as fantastic as if he were the hero of a fairy tale. Through machinery, man can travel with an ever increasing velocity; he can fly through the air and go beneath the surface of the ocean.
Maria Montessori
In [my] life … I did not understand steam machinery, but I tried to understand that much more complicated piece of mechanism – man.
Andrew Carnegie
During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations.
George W. Norris
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. People are working every minute. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.
Andy Warhol
Technocracy wants to do everything by machinery. Machinery is doing just fine. If it can’t kill you, it will put you out of work.
Will Rogers
What fools indeed we morals are to lavish care upon a car, with never a bit of time to see about our own machinery!
John Kendrick Bangs
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Horace Mann
Often, equipment can as easily function as a security blanket for musicians unwilling or unable to risk anything personal in the studio. Whether one catches the feeling on a record is a subjective matter. How can you be sure? The machinery can hold out the promise of at least mechanical perfection.
Jon Landau
The internal machinery of life, the chemistry of the parts, is something beautiful. And it turns out that all life is interconnected with all other life.
Richard P. Feynman
Borna virus is not a retrovirus. It doesn’t actually insert its own genes into our cells. What it does is just hangs out near our DNA and uses some of the molecular machinery to copy itself.
Carl Zimmer
Any time Uncle Sam, with all his machinery for warfare, is held to a draw by some rice eaters, he’s lost the battle.
Malcolm X
I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck.
Ron Perlman
If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble.
Wyndham Lewis
There’s nothing more arrogant or conceited than youth, and there’s nothing other than machinery that can replace youth.
Elliott Gould
And the buying of new machinery meant not only the possibility of production, but even the new technology, ‘cos as I mentioned before, we were back of seven, eight years.
Gianni Agnelli
I really just can’t watch myself. I see all the machinery at work and it just drives me nuts.
Paul Newman
I like Thelonious Monk, he’s so gnarled, he’s like a piece of machinery that’s pulled up the bolts on the floor and gone off on its own.
Tom Waits
Mostly out of step, young people, especially poor minorities and low-income whites, are increasingly inscribed within a machinery of dead knowledge, social relations and values in which there is an attempt to render them voiceless and invisible.
Henry Giroux
While the middle class is bled dry to meet various the expenditure of a bloated government machinery, every revenue collection agency is busy extorting money instead of ensuring compliance.
Sucheta Dalal
The whole of the developments and operations of analysis are now capable of being executed by machinery … As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessarily guide the future course of science.
Charles Babbage
Furniture manufacturing in plastics requires very costly machinery, which the Danish market is not big enough to justify. Or so they say. But show me a plastics manufacturer who dares to take on the experiment
Arne Jacobsen
You shouldn’t hate your body parts. I have lovely little ears and eyelashes so long they sometimes get tangled in the machinery when I have my eyes tested.
Lucy Worsley
[N]o country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, nothing more.
Mark Twain
Nothing increases the number of jobs so rapidly as labor-saving machinery, because it releases wants theretofore unknown, by permitting leisure.
Isabel Paterson
Machinery is the chief symbol of modern civilization; it represents a great sin.
Mahatma Gandhi
I love the shape of cars. They are very inspiring as modern pieces of machinery. I can’t drive, but I do like the look of them.
Philip Treacy
The evil that machinery is doing is not merely in the consequence of its work but in the fact that it makes men themselves machines also.
Oscar Wilde
What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world.
Emir Kusturica
Corporations can deduct their planes, all their office expenses, their machinery, their computers and Teleprompters and whatever else they have. They can deduct their yachts, they can deduct their limousines, their planes, everything.
Malachy McCourt
Law is the great civilizing machinery. It liberates the desire to build and subdues the desire to destroy.
Lyndon B. Johnson
To see distinctly the machinery–the wheels and pinions–of any work of Art is, unquestionably, of itself, a pleasure, but one which we are able to enjoy only just in proportion as we do not enjoy the legitimate effect designed by the artist.
Edgar Allan Poe
Every show is a mess at its first preview. No one’s had enough time to rehearse in costumes, traffic patterns backstage haven’t been worked out, machinery weighing thousands of pounds is being operated for the first time. And, also, it’s the first time all the material you’ve written is before the public.
Maury Yeston
Machinery is the subconscious mind of the world.
Gerald Stanley Lee
Idiots emit bogons, causing machinery to malfunction in their presence. System administrators absorb bogons, letting machinery work again.
Charles Stross
The machine is impersonal, it takes the pride away from a piece of work, the individual merits and defects that go along with allwork that is not done by a machine–which is to say, its little bit of humanity.
Friedrich Nietzsche
ordinary eternal machinery, like the grinding of the stars
Leonard Cohen
In our current understanding of science, we can’t find the physical gap in which to slip free will – the uncaused causer – because there seems to be no part of the machinery that does not follow in a causal relationship from the other parts.
David Eagleman
All I can say is that WWE and its entire machinery has been nothing but a joy to work with. I’m not just saying that because I’m paid to or that I’m a member of the company. I have criticized WWE in the past, but I am still a big fan of the product.
Mauro Ranallo
True politeness is to social life what oil is to machinery, a thing to oil the ruts and grooves of existence. False politeness can shine without warming and glitter without vivifying.
Frances Harper
It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.
Corazon Aquino
Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe.
Nikola Tesla
A garden is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man’s coat-skirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg , and his whole body to irresistible destruction.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Machinery makes men like itself.
Gerald Stanley Lee
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
Charlie Chaplin
Ever since 9/11, I found myself interested in chronicling the war and the war on terror and the way that this giant machinery was affecting individuals.
Mark Boal
Their imaginations were flywheels on the ramshackle machinery of the awful truth.
Kurt Vonnegut
It’s not the work which kills people, it’s the worry. It’s not the revolution that destroys machinery it’s the friction.
Henry Ward Beecher
The emptiness was intense, like the stillness in a great factory when the machinery stops running.
Willa Cather
In your walks about London you will sometimes see bent, haggard figures that look as if they had recently been caught in some powerful machinery. They are those fellows who got mixed up with Catsmeat when he was meaning well.
P. G. Wodehouse
The Liberal Party abandoned the principles of reform and social liberalism and has become, instead, just another piece of political machinery in the service of corporatism.
Eric Kierans
Why, we have invented the whole machinery of the supernatural, with its unseen spirits and powers, good and bad, to account for things, because we found the universal everyday nature too cheap, too common, too vulgar.
John Burroughs
The State is a term for the legislative and administrative machinery whereby certain business of the people is transacted, and badly so.
Emma Goldman
I have deep respect for people’s individual faith, but when faith gets connected to the machinery of state, or the machinery of hate, I find it very confronting.
Andrew Denton
Let us stop being afraid. Of our own thoughts, our own minds. Of madness, our own or others’. Stop being afraid of the mind itself, its astonishing functions and fandangos, its complications and simplifications, the wonderful operation of its machinery–more wonderful because it is not machinery at all or predictable.
Kate Millett
Basically, the body does have a vast amount of inbuilt anti-ageing machinery; it’s just not 100% comprehensive, so it allows a small number of different types of molecular and cellular damage to happen and accumulate.
Aubrey de Grey
I find that as I get older I seem to become more of a Luddite… And hearing animal experimenters describe me as a Luddite–which used to think I was not. And now I think Ned Lud had the right idea and we should have stopped all the machinery way back when, and learned to live simple lives.
Ingrid Newkirk
Human nature, as manifested in tribalism and nationalism, provides the momentum of the machinery of human evolution.
Arthur Keith
People once considered that religions were obsolete and that material science would solve all human problems. Then they have become disillusioned with materialism and machinery and have realized that spiritual sciences are also indispensable for human welfare.
Dalai Lama
Cinema is empathy machinery, and we multiply our life experience through cinema. When it is good cinema, it almost counts as a personal experience.
Sebastian Lelio
For a quick lap at the Nrburgring, you’ve probably experienced more in seven minutes…than most people have experienced in all their life in the way of fear, in the way of tension, in the way of animosity towards machinery and to a racetrack.
Jackie Stewart
The way to get killed around machinery was to take things for granted.
Richard McKenna
How complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.
Kurt Vonnegut
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hard put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction.
Henry Ward Beecher
Our world is limited by the machinery we carry. Its very different to the 18th and 19th century Enlightenment scientists who were mostly men of God and thought it was their quest to uncover Gods great plan.
Bernard Beckett
we should be careful not to let machinery swamp life. That we should be sure, when we are confronted with a fresh mechanical contrivance, that we are not losing more than we gain by adopting it.
Ann Bridge
If the machinery for distribution in the present economic system of the world is incapable of properly distributing the productive wealth of nations, then that system is false and must be altered.
Gregor Strasser
The steamship whose machinery is broken may be brought into port and made fast to the dock. She is safe, but not sound. Repairs may last a long time. Christ designs to make us both safe and sound. Justification gives the first – safety; sanctification gives us the second – soundness.
Agatha Christie
This is a time for action В— not for war, but for mobilization of every bit of peace machinery.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I emphasize the reply that the liberty which a citizen enjoys is to be measured, not by the nature of the governmental machinery he lives under, whether representative or other, but by the relative paucity of the restraints it imposes on him.
Herbert Spencer
Governments will always misuse the machinery of the law as far as the state of public opinion permits.
Emile Capouya
Studios are designed to pull out all of that beautiful ambience you get from singing in a room, and then the engineer puts it back in digitally or through whatever machinery you’ve got.
Patty Griffin
The duty of labor is written on a man’s body: in the stout muscle of the arm,, and the delicate machinery of the hand.
Theodore Parker
The massive upward distribution of wealth engineered by our political class over the last few decades has solidified the plutocratic control of the rule-making machinery in Washington and state capitals.
Bill Moyers
Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich.
C. Northcote Parkinson
Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it.
Brad Holland
There’s a tendency in this Hollywood machinery to take on too much. You end up not being able to give everything you want.
Charlie Hunnam
Being a child is horrible. It is slightly better than being a tree or a piece of heavy machinery but not half as good as being a domestic cat.
Julie Burchill
Much of the research into humans’ risk-avoidance machinery shows that it is antiquated and unfit for the modern world; it is made to counter repeatable attacks and learn from specifics. If someone narrowly escapes being eaten by a tiger in a certain cave, then he learns to avoid that cave.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I guess the two things I was most interested in were telescopes and steam engines. My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam engine and I loved the machinery.
Clyde Tombaugh
Let us hold fast the great truth, that communities are responsible, as well as individuals; that no government is respectable which is not just. Without unspotted purity of public faith, without sacred public principle, fidelity, and honor, no machinery of laws, can give dignity to political society.
Daniel Webster
Tact does for life just what lubricating oil does for machinery.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
The national party’s well-disciplined cadre and election machinery is working round the clock for me.
Jaya Prada
I admire machinery as much is any man, and am as thankful to it as any man can be for what it does for us. But it will never be a substitute for the face of a man, with his soul in it, encouraging another man to be brave and true.
Charles Dickens
Our unconscious is like a vast subterranean factory with intricate machinery that is never idle, where work goes on day and night from the time we are born until the moment of our death.
Milton Sapirstein
It is only the constant exertion and working of our sensitive, intellectual, moral, and physical machinery that keeps us from rusting, and so becoming useless.
Charles Simmons
I want to tell the law and order machinery not to spare anyone who indulges in unlawful activities.
Arvind Kejriwal
There is a fundamental difference, however, between asking to be permitted to keep a vegetative relative on costly machinery, and asking the taxpayers or society as a whole to pay for such machinery.
Jacob M. Appel
Water, the Hub of Life. Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium. Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomolous, which enabled life to use it as building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing to the tune of solids.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Machinery may make for efficiency and a standardisation of life, but horse love is a bond of freemasonry which unites the entire race.
William Fawcett
The most powerful military country in the world, America – which makes all the guns, all the machinery, all the bullets – taught us how to shoot the guns.
Muhammad Ali
The United States as we know it today is largely the result of mechanical inventions, and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad.
John Moody
There is no country in the world where machinery is so lovely as in America. It was not until I had seen the water-works at Chicago that I realised the wonders of machinery; the rise and fall of the steel rods, the symmetrical motion of the great wheels is the most beautiful rhythmic thing I have ever seen.
Oscar Wilde
Each one of these treaties is a step for the maintenance of peace, an additional guarantee against war. It is through such machinery that the disputes between nations will be settled and war prevented.
Frank B. Kellogg
Love turns all the wheels of human industry, is the motive power under the world’s machinery, makes worthwhile every enterprise on the earth, is coequal with life, outlasts death, and reaches onward into heaven.
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
The pencil sharpener is about as far as I have ever got in operating a complicated piece of machinery with any success.
Robert Benchley
Ribosomes contain RNA, messenger RNA provides the information, transfer RNAs brings the amino acids; so the protein-making machinery is an RNA machinery, completely.
Christian de Duve
Unlike puppets we have the possibility of stopping in our movements, looking up and perceiving the machinery by which we have been moved. In this act lies the first steps towards freedom.
Peter L. Berger
Any criticism of Thatcher throws a dangerously absurd light on the entire machinery of British politics. Thatcher’s name must be protected, not because of all the wrong that she had done, but because the people around her allowed her to do it.
Steven Morrissey
The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man.
Arthur Young
The anorexic is out to prove how little she needs, how little she can survive on; she is out, in a sense, to discredit her nurturers, while at the same time making a public crisis out of her need for nurture. Such vulnerability and such power: it brings the whole female machinery to a halt.
Rachel Cusk
An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability, and to present a finished product.
Aldrich Ames
The Devil is perfectly willing that the church should multiply its organizations and its deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if it will only give up praying…The Devil is not afraid of machinery; he is only afraid of God. And machinery without prayer is machinery without God.
R. A. Torrey
Apple is apparently building a large solar energy farm in North Carolina. And if there’s any justice, the minute they’re done building it, God will introduce a newer, smaller sun that’s not compatible with their machinery.
Jimmy Fallon
I am delighted to know that Principia Mathematica can now be done by machinery. . . I am quite willing to believe that anything in deductive logic can be done by machinery.
Bertrand Russell
The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life.
Leon Kass
An organised system of machines, to which motion is communicated by the transmitting mechanism from a central automation, is the most developed form of production by machinery.
Karl Marx
When you’re 18 and you’ve made the album of your dreams, you’re not really thinking about the machinery that will actually take it to the public. You just think: “I’ve done the best thing that I could ever do and this is the most magic moment for me.”
Patrick Wolf
I am hopeless with machinery. I could never learn to drive a car except into a wall.
Ruskin Bond
During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations.
George William Norris
We have seen a growing mismatch between the command of media communication shown by the most talented politicians, and the halting, uneven progress which they can deliver through the machinery of government.
Tom Bentley
Coffee: we can get it anywhere, and get as loaded as we like on it, until such teeth-chattering, eye-bulging, nonsense-gibbering time as we may be classified unable to operate heavy machinery.
Joan Frank
The unvarnished truth is that we have spent the last decade funding the machinery of war, and our children have been sacrificed.
LeVar Burton
Our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us. Everything else about us is dead machinery.
Kurt Vonnegut