Quotations on Machines

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Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let's say, instruments for working.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: Food, First, Italy, Machines, Years)

The chips are in production, the machines aren't. So we've got a little bit of work left to do.
- J Allard
(Keywords: Work, Machines, Production)

It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis.
- Michael Apted
(Keywords: History, Machines, Miracles)

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp
(Keywords: Life, Contemplation, Day, Humanity, Machines, Meditation, Silence, Will)

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Women, Children, Machines, Nothing)

The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles. It has simple sound and few graphics special effects. In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the other machines are getting bigger.
- Bill Budge
(Keywords: Bells, Machines, Sound, Weakness)

Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Work, Men, Women, Machines, Race, World)

Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?
- Pablo Casals
(Keywords: Heart, Cunning, Machines, Man)

And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it's very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Company, Machines, World)

As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world - most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor.
- Barry Commoner
(Keywords: Food, Wealth, Doctors, Earth, Machines, Poor, Space, Teachers, World)

Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: People, Entertainment, Machines, Relationships)

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)

I think there's a tendency for modern man to become dominated by gadgets and machines, taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
- Robin Day
(Keywords: Machines, Man, Talking)

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 other advantage is that in conventional manufacturing processes, it takes a long time for a factory to produce an amount of product equal to its own weight. With molecular machines, the time required would be something more like a minute.
- K. Eric Drexler
(Keywords: Time, Machines, Manufacturing, Weight)

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)

The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
- Henry Ellis
(Keywords: Men, Civilization, Machines, Present)

The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time.
- Philip Emeagwali
(Keywords: Government, Time, Connection, Machines, states, United)

I have problems with machines which aren't gestural.
- Luc Ferrari
(Keywords: Machines, Problems)

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
- Ernst Fischer
(Keywords: Greatness, Imperfection, Machines, Man, Will)

There are a lot of people who've been able to ditch their Windows machines and switch over to Linux because they can now use their Exchange server for calendaring and collaboration from their Linux desktop.
- Nat Friedman
(Keywords: People, Collaboration, Linux, Machines, Now, Windows)

Red Carpet Enterprise has been really well received since one guy can install it in about an hour, and it makes it trivial to deal with software management issues like deploying updates and creating standard package sets for your various machines.
- Nat Friedman
(Keywords: Management, Machines, Software)

The biggest challenge has been simulating a tornado with wind machines and dirt and debris. Right when you walk on the set, you feel the energy of a tornado. But the hardest thing is trying to get dialogue out in all of that.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Keywords: Challenge, Energy, Machines, Right, Trying, Wind)

Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Science, Animals, Atoms, Machines, Thinking)

It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines, and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy.
- Steve Guttenberg
(Keywords: Comedy, Machines, Xerox)

Research is four things: brains with which to think, eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and, fourth, money.
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Keywords: Money, Eyes, Machines, Measure, Research)

Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Machines, Sound, Tools)

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.
- Abbie Hoffman
(Keywords: Death, War, Life, Corporate, Machines, Respect)

In Hell all the messages you ever left on answering machines will be played back to you.
- Judy Horacek
(Keywords: Hell, Machines, Will)

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
- Jeremy Irons
(Keywords: Dreams, Time, Machines, Memories)

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
- Clive James
(Keywords: Machines, Wrong)

The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. A huge gap exists between what we know is possible with today's machines and what we have so far been able to finish.
- Donald Knuth
(Keywords: Machines, Night, Sleep, Today)

If you want to solve very complex problems, you will have to end up letting machines work out a lot of the details for themselves, and in ways that we don't understand what they are doing.
- Joshua Lederberg
(Keywords: Work, End, Machines, Problems, Want, Will)

I think IT projects are about supporting social systems-about communications between people and machines. They tend to fail due to cultural issues.
- Tim Berners Lee
(Keywords: People, Machines, Projects)

The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce.
- Friedrich List
(Keywords: Nature, Improvement, Invention, Machines, Will)

I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home.
- Earl Long
(Keywords: Home, Machines, Voting)

New York is something awful, something monstrous. I like to walk the streets, lost, but I recognize that New York is the world's greatest lie. New York is Senegal with machines.
- Federico Garcia Lorca
(Keywords: Lie, Machines, World)

Increasingly, the central question is becoming who will have access to the information these machines must have in storage to guarantee that the right decisions are made.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Keywords: Decisions, Information, Machines, Question, Right, Will)

Only a couple of companies in the world have the experience of building these machines, although the market need, if RFID did take off, would be for about 1 million of the machines running in parallel.
- Mike Marsh
(Keywords: Experience, Building, Machines, Running, World)

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
- Karl Marx
(Keywords: Labor, Machines, May)

Manufacturing takes place in very large facilities. If you want to build a computer chip, you need a giant semiconductor fabrication facility. But nature can grow complex molecular machines using nothing more than a plant.
- Ralph Merkle
(Keywords: Nature, Computer, Machines, Manufacturing, Nothing, Want)

Machines built by human beings they will function correctly if we provide them with a very specific environment. But if that environment is changed, they won't function at all.
- Ralph Merkle
(Keywords: Environment, Machines, Will)

To be honest, I think we should find first the possibility to make it. Research is first - if you're not interested, you never can find something. Many things happen from forgotten machines - ones that are no longer used.
- Issey Miyake
(Keywords: Possibility, First, Machines, Research)

People ask me to record their answering machines all the time. I love it. It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters.
- Mike Myers
(Keywords: Love, Time, People, Machines, Want)

As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures.
- Janet Napolitano
(Keywords: Technology, Help, Machines, Majority, Now)

In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture of their printing machines from London, to Manchester. There they found skilled and energetic workmen, ready to carry their plans into effect.
- James Nasmyth
(Keywords: Time, Brothers, Effect, London, Machines, Printing)

But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
- Liam Neeson
(Keywords: Death, Machines, Now)

That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.
- Chester W. Nimitz
(Keywords: Faith, Defense, Machines, Needs, Relax)

Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture - academia, the most powerful media and many of our courts.
- Marvin Olasky
(Keywords: Animals, Culture, Machines, Media)

We too could wrest iron from the bowels of the earth and fashion it into ships and machines.
- Jose C. Orozco
(Keywords: Earth, Fashion, Machines, Ships)



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