Quotations on Engineering

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There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

I am going to design... a Station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc.
- Isambard K. Brunel
(Keywords: Design, Engineering, Fancy)

I think a craft becomes an art form when the space of possible solutions becomes so huge that engineering can't carry you through.
- Bill Budge
(Keywords: Art, Engineering, Space)

I was always fascinated by engineering. Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father's respect or interest, or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology, but I was always trying to build things.
- James Cameron
(Keywords: Love, Technology, Father, Engineering, Interest, Respect, Trying)

The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
- L. Sprague de Camp
(Keywords: Nature, Work, Civilization, Engineering, Man, Sense, Struggle)

My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science - physics, in particular - was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science, we might try engineering or medicine.
- John Henry Carver
(Keywords: Science, War, Engineering, Medicine, Physics, University)

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English.
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Engineering, English, School)

Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy, from engineering to health care workers, forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Health, Care, Economy, Engineering, Jobs, Unemployment, Workers)

The same undisciplined government spending and social engineering that has undermined our economy over the past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: Government, Economy, Engineering, Land, Past, Years)

But while doing that I'd been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth.
- K. Eric Drexler
(Keywords: Science, Work, Technology, Engineering, Variety)

Protein engineering is a technology of molecular machines - of molecular machines that are part of replicators - and so it comes from an area that already raises some of the issues that nanotechnology will raise.
- K. Eric Drexler
(Keywords: Technology, Engineering, Machines, Will)

You had to make a camera look like it's traveling at 300 mph, but you couldn't make it actually travel at 300 mph so you had to slow everything down and build devices to do that. So you were constantly engineering.
- John Dykstra
(Keywords: Travel, Engineering, Traveling)

Biological engineering is not necessarily understanding systems but rather, I want to be able to design and build biological systems to perform particular applications.
- Drew Endy
(Keywords: Design, Engineering, Understanding, Want)

I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22.
- Daniel J. Evans
(Keywords: Being, Engineering, Law, Pressure, School, Years)

But I decided I wanted more education and I had to make a choice between starting law school, which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering.
- Daniel J. Evans
(Keywords: Education, Choice, Engineering, Law, School)

And then, when I went into the Navy, there was no choice. You took about half of the hours during your naval training as naval courses and the other half were engineering.
- Daniel J. Evans
(Keywords: Choice, Engineering, Navy, Training)

I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and came back and served about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call a combat systems engineer.
- Marc Garneau
(Keywords: Education, Engineering, Navy, Years)

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
- Dee Hock
(Keywords: Time, Engineering, Evolution, May)

Meccano gives boys the secrets of the world's wonderful engineering structures.
- Frank Hornby
(Keywords: Boys, Engineering, Secrets, World)

We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.
- Leon Kass
(Keywords: People, Engineering, May, Talking)

One should proceed with caution. We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.
- Leon Kass
(Keywords: People, Caution, Engineering, May, Talking)

Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering bachelors as the United States, and the number of U.S. students graduating at the masters and PhD levels in these areas is declining.
- Mark Kennedy
(Keywords: Bachelors, Countries, Engineering, states, Students, United)

I think through education, belief in God, and good engineering, our children become a lot better at what they're doing than we did, and that starts with the very first sign of life on the face of this earth.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Life, Education, God, Belief, Children, Earth, Engineering, First)

Scientists at MIT and engineering schools all across America say that they could improve the fuel economy standards for the existing set of vehicles by 10 miles per gallon using existing technology, without compromising safety or comfort at all.
- Ed Markey
(Keywords: Technology, America, Comfort, Economy, Engineering, Safety, Schools, Scientists)

Today, over half of China's undergraduate degrees are in math, science technology and engineering, yet only 16 percent of America's undergraduates pursue these schools.
- Cathy McMorris
(Keywords: Science, Technology, America, Engineering, Schools, Today)

I don't really like to talk specifically about customers by name - but we work with nearly all the leading manufacturers of consumer products worldwide and at quite a detailed engineering level.
- David Milne
(Keywords: Work, Engineering, Leading, Name, Talk)

In terms of development of the company, the vast majority of our sales are in the Far East and we will expect to strengthen our activities there, perhaps even moving some of our engineering activities abroad.
- David Milne
(Keywords: Development, Company, Engineering, Majority, Sales, Will)

With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
- Gordon Moore
(Keywords: Opportunity, Progress, Failure, Engineering, Want)

Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Act, Engineering, Judges, Liberty)

Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.
- Ross Perot
(Keywords: Business, Deals, Engineering, Relationships, Service)

I received my undergraduate degree in engineering in 1939 and a Master of Science degree in mathematical physics in 1941 at Steven Institute of Technology.
- Frederick Reines
(Keywords: Science, Technology, Engineering, Physics)

The public should know that the liability issues here have yet to be resolved, or even raised. If you're a farmer and you're growing a genetically engineering food crop, those genes are going to flow to the other farm.
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Keywords: Food, Engineering, Public)

During the war years I worked on the development of radar and other radio systems for the R.A.F. and, though gaining much in engineering experience and in understanding people, rapidly forgot most of the physics I had learned.
- Martin Ryle
(Keywords: Experience, War, People, Development, Engineering, Physics, Understanding, Years)

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again.
- Ben Shneiderman
(Keywords: Art, Science, Aesthetics, Engineering, Unity)

Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.
- Herbert Simon
(Keywords: Architecture, Design, Business, Engineering, Medicine, Painting)

After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics.
- Vernon L. Smith
(Keywords: Economics, Engineering, University)

I studied chemical engineering. I was a good student, but these were the hard times of the depression, my scholarship came to an end, and it was necessary to work to supplement the family income.
- Jack Steinberger
(Keywords: Family, Work, Depression, End, Engineering, Income)

I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child.
- Koichi Tanaka
(Keywords: Time, Building, Electricity, Engineering, Projects, Reason)

In 1978, I entered Tohoku University, into the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology.
- Koichi Tanaka
(Keywords: Technology, Engineering, University)

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas
(Keywords: Poetry, Science, Control, Growth, Computer, Engineering, Flowers, Worry)

Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely important because they support more than 40 percent of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country. So the threat was and is real.
- Charles Vest
(Keywords: Budgets, Country, Defense, Engineering, Research, Schools, Stress, Support)

You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art.
- Kit Williams
(Keywords: Art, Ambition, Engineering, World)

Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.
- Niklaus Wirth
(Keywords: Management, Competence, Engineering, Software, Tools)

Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
- Jamie Zawinski
(Keywords: Science, Engineering, Software)









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