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“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.”
“Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.”
“The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, HE was a genius.”
“Chopsticks are one of the reasons the Chinese never invented custard”
“A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.”
“History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction.”
Calvin & Hobbes
“As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.”
“Eve in the garden gives Adam a hard onAnd no one will pardon the snakeLook who invents him and later torments himThen makes us repent our mistakes”
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