Quotations on Machine

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Television is the triumph of machine over people.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: People, Machine, Television)

Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
- Stewart Alsop
(Keywords: Goal, Machine, Programming, Will)

In Harvest of Stars, there is this notion, not original with me of course, that it will become possible to download at least the basic aspects of a human personality into a machine program.
- Poul Anderson
(Keywords: Harvest, Machine, Personality, Stars, Will)

When man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel, which does not resemble a leg.
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Keywords: Machine, Man)

Furthermore, order is a necessary condition for making a structure function. A physical mechanism, be it a team of laborers, the body of an animal, or a machine, can work only if it is in physical order.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Work, Body, Machine, Order)

Two special agents at the front door pulled me outside. By that time, they had already had the house surrounded with loaded weapons, machine guns, shotguns... about 25 federal agents.
- Sherman Austin
(Keywords: Time, Machine, Weapons)

The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Difference, Machine, Popular)

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Ideas, Answers, Confusion, Machine, Question, Right, Will, Wrong)

I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.
- Travis Barker
(Keywords: Machine, Suicide)

If you or me go to the gas station to fill up our car and it costs us much more than we expected, it will zap our discretionary income. We won't have the extra money to buy that washing machine or new winter coat-all big ticket items that are important to economic growth.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Car, Money, Growth, Income, Machine, Will, Winter)

China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Computers, Performance, American, Machine, Tools)

Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Existence, Machine, Oil, Opinions)

I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine.
- Aneurin Bevan
(Keywords: Leader, Machine, Party, Right)

If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage. But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it.
- Rory Bremner
(Keywords: Computer, Machine, Nothing)

I'm a machine man, and I head a machine.
- Harry Bridges
(Keywords: Machine, Man)

It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow.
- Craig Bruce
(Keywords: Hardware, Machine, Software)

TV is very much a producer and writer or creator-driven machine in the States. And I'm the kind of actor that needs to be pushed and have someone on my case a little bit, so I suffer from that.
- Rose Byrne
(Keywords: Actor, Machine, Needs, states, Writer)

Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Machine, Man, Will)

I was trying to learn about Lyndon Johnson when he was young and creating his first political machine in the Texas hill country. I moved there for three years. You had to learn that world.
- Robert Caro
(Keywords: Country, First, Machine, Trying, World, Years)

Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.
- John Jay Chapman
(Keywords: Action, Corruption, Machine, Man, Prejudice, Reason)

An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell.
- Hugo Chavez
(Keywords: Hell, Machine, Poor, Road, Years)

It's hard when you see a scene where it's raining, and we have the rain machine, and you see it for 5 minutes, but that scene takes all day to shoot, and you do it with rain, and the dry off, and go back and do it again.
- Morris Chestnut
(Keywords: Day, Machine, Rain)

I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones.
- Henri Coanda
(Keywords: Power, Idea, Flying, Future, Land, Machine, Will)

In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine, based on other flying principles.
- Henri Coanda
(Keywords: Flying, Machine, Opinion, Principles)

Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with.
- Rachel Corrie
(Keywords: People, Machine, Military, Trying)

When we went to cover it I thought we would change it to a song of loving and longing instead of the sex machine song Kylie turned it into. I've met Kylie and told her we were covering her song and she was pleased.
- Wayne Coyne
(Keywords: Change, Sex, Thought, Longing, Machine, Song)

Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair.
- David Crane
(Keywords: Design, Science, Growing up, Machine, Night)

The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse... I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine.
- Cindy Crawford
(Keywords: Basketball, Body, Machine, Play)

The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.
- Edward Dahlberg
(Keywords: Men, Love, Fear, Virtue, Effect, Machine, Machines, Pity)

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
- Charles Darwin
(Keywords: Facts, Laws, Machine, Mind)

Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Machine, Nerves, Poor)

Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom.
- Richard Dooling
(Keywords: Time, Building, Fire, Help, Machine, Machines, Man, Right)

The really big difference is that what you make with a molecular machine can be completely precise, down to the tiniest degree of detail that can exist in the world.
- K. Eric Drexler
(Keywords: Detail, Difference, Machine, World)

In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience.
- Minnie Driver
(Keywords: Experience, Movies, Nature, Gravity, Machine, Quiet, Theater, Weight)

The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
- Will Durant
(Keywords: Acting, Machine, Majority, Minority, United)

The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages.
- Will Durant
(Keywords: Ego, Machine, Man, Mind, Will)

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas A. Edison
(Keywords: Death, Science, War, Day, Force, Machine, Man, Order, Spring, Will)

I actually defeated an incumbent Republican senator who was part of the Jesse Helm's political machine in North Carolina, the result of which is I'm now the senior senator from North Carolina instead of Jesse Helms, which is a very good thing for this country.
- John Edwards
(Keywords: Country, Machine, Now, Republican, Result)

The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever to completely describe how it works.
- Philip Emeagwali
(Keywords: Connection, Machine, Will, World)

The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Development, Performance, Machine, Obsession, Space, Spiritual)

The fundamental point in fabricating a chain reacting machine is of course to see to it that each fission produces a certain number of neutrons and some of these neutrons will again produce fission.
- Enrico Fermi
(Keywords: Machine, Will)

Television was supposed to be a national park. Instead it has become a money machine. It's a commodity now, just like pork bellies.
- Fred W. Friendly
(Keywords: Money, Machine, Now, Television)

One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them, which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film, because they have their own logic.
- Fred Frith
(Keywords: Music, Film, Logic, Machine, Sound, Writing)

The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
- Northrop Frye
(Keywords: Machine, Man)

On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting machine that ever went to battle.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Battle, Fighting, Machine, Woman)

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
- Louis Gerstner
(Keywords: Computers, Dreams, Love, Compassion, Machine, Spirit, Tools, Understanding)

The United States has it's own propaganda, but it's very effective because people don't realize that it's propaganda. And it's subtle, but it's actually a much stronger propaganda machine than the Nazis had but it's funded in a different way.
- Crispin Glover
(Keywords: People, Machine, Propaganda, states, United)

Let the machine take care of the machines, and I'll go spend more time with my family, or golf.
- Mark Goddard
(Keywords: Time, Family, Care, Golf, Machine, Machines)

Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Keywords: Machine, Nothing)

The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody, but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will usually have better behavior.
- Temple Grandin
(Keywords: Behavior, Cure, Help, Machine, May, Relax, Will)



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