Best Quotes About Engineer

Architecture begins where engineering ends. -Walter Gropius

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

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. -Leonardo da Vinci

When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man. -Herbert Hoover

One has to look out for engineers – they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb. -Marcel Pagnol

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

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering. -Freeman Dyson

The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings. -Margaret Mitchell

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

One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word. -Robert A. Heinlein

The writer is the engineer of the human soul. -Joseph Stalin

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect. -Alexander Calder

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

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again. -Ben Shneiderman

You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is. -Dean Kamen

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

I've got a great team of engineers behind this race car. I've got a great bunch of mechanics that make it reliable. This car is developed to go out there and be better than the Reynard, and I feel that it is. -Al Unser

The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be – how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function. -Herbert A. Simon

I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments. -Friedrich August von Hayek

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

I don't think that they have many of the scientists who were involved in the weapons program to talk to at this time, and there were thousands of people, engineers and scientists, they know where the weapons are. -Ahmed Chalabi

There are now hundreds of thousands of new engineers that are being trained in China. If people start finding themselves losing their jobs, not to the Chinese here but because China has become such a dominant force – then there could very well be a backlash. -Iris Chang

My father worked for governments all his life as an engineer and public works director. -Edward Tufte

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

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

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

I like engineering, but I love the creative input. -John Dykstra

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

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

My father, who had previously been a civil engineer, died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918. -James Rainwater

I don't know technology and engineering. I don't know accounting. -Bernard Ebbers

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

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English. -Eric Allin Cornell

Unlike the phone system, which is engineered around an application, the Internet layered model allows you to, in essence, separate applications from infrastructure. -Michael K. Powell

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

We are trying to make up these other elements by gaining cost efficiencies through our reengineering process and through overt fund-raising activities to better support graduate education. -Charles Vest

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives. -James Black

There has been a substitution of ideology for fact and scientific and engineering data in this administration. -Vint Cerf

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

You sit there waiting for the RED LIGHT to go on. You could be sitting there for five minutes, waiting, while the producer talks to the engineer. Then the light goes on you know that you mustn't make a mistake for at least 4 minutes. -Jim Sullivan

I'm quite into the idea of engineering being beautiful. -Sean Booth

We're more into sort of fluid structures that are simultaneously the most efficient, the most beautiful, and the most engineered. You know what I mean? We like the balance you can get in there. -Sean Booth

Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried to impress me with how they're going to capture my sound with all kinds of tricks. But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt. -Dick Dale

Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women. -Elizabeth Moon

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

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane. -Sally Ride

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

I am going to design… a Station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc. -Isambard K. Brunel

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

I would say the most help I got was from my dad. My dad is a civil engineer in Switzerland; he's 90 years old now, so he's no longer active as a civil engineer, but still a very active person. -Claude Nicollier

For decades engineers have stood accused that their buildings do not have any cultural value. We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation. -Fritz Todt

In these highways our engineering will reflect the National Socialist movement. -Fritz Todt

People say I play real loud. I don't, actually. I'm recorded loud and a lot of that is because we have good engineers. Mick knows what a good drum sound is as well, so that's part of the illusion really. I can't play loud. -Charlie Watts

Tom would bring in songs, Mike would engineer, and we recorded about 30 songs. -Benmont Tench

Chris is the engineer down at the studio where we do these things. And he's just such an integral part and he has such a marvelous ear. Also it turns out, we didn't know, but he's a pretty good fiddle player. -Guy Clark

It's true that the original idea was mine, but what you see today is the work of probably tens of thousands of the world's best engineers, all concentrating on improving the product, reducing the cost, things of that sort. -Jack Kilby

The industry's not stupid. The industry knows that if those foods are labeled 'genetically engineered', the public will shy away and won't take them. -Jeremy Rifkin

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

You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art. -Kit Williams

From here, it becomes an engineering problem; the engineer considers the ground motion that will occur and evaluates the requirements of the proposed structure in the light of the local foundation conditions. -Charles Francis Richter

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

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse. -Dee Hock

One out of every eight Pennsylvanians and one in every 720 people in the United States, as well as one out of every 50 engineers and one out of every four meteorologists has a Penn State degree. -Don Sherwood

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

I am an engineer, but what I find important and necessary is that you just learn things as you go along. -Terrence Howard

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

So I went for engineering, specifically product design, which I enjoyed. -Debi Thomas

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

Video games are engineered now, but the step I am trying to take, no one can engineer. -Bill Budge

We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing. -Leon Kass

Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process. -Arthur Erickson

I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function. -Brian Eno

It will be hard work. It's always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team – technical director, mechanics, drivers, engineers – everyone in the team. -David Leslie

Another thing that was unique about working on this stuff was that I was engineering it. I used many of the things I had learned while I was away from the band. It sort of vindicated my decision to leave in '87. -Lindsey Buckingham

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

People have an idea that one is in control of a career, a lot more than you really are. You can engineer things to an extent. But you are at the mercy of what comes in across the desk. -Gary Oldman

Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote, psychologists, botanists, zoologists, archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters. -Kazimir Malevich

I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway. -James Lovelock

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

I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and, you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate. -Rube Goldberg

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

After I changed the string we picked up right where we left off – and punched back in at the same time. I don't know if this has ever been done before. The engineer sort of looked at us weird, but we got it on the first take. -Stevie Ray Vaughan

I worked with such concentration and focus and I had hundreds of obscure engineering or programming things in my head. I was just real exceptional in that way. -Steve Wozniak

A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes. -Helmut Jahn

We worked with the engineers in the design and construction and testing phases in those various areas, then we would get back together at the end of the week and brief each other as to what had gone on. -Alan Shepard

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

My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer. -Leon Jouhaux

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 Rodgers

So I just got on the phone and the engineer just patched me in and I did reports. I'd get a community leader and bring him to the phone, call up the station and do an interview over the phone with the guy. -Ed Bradley

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

When it came time to find employment, I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer, a field that was closely related to my major at university. -Koichi Tanaka

Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure. -Koichi Tanaka

However, the occasional visit of success provides just the excitement an engineer needs to face work the following day. -Koichi Tanaka

When I was a kid and I bought a record, I ripped that thing open, I wanted to know who was playing what, what studio it was cut at, who was the string arranger, who was the engineer. -Lenny Kravitz

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

I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948. -Daniel J. Evans

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

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

Bobby is really the one who did all the editing on that stuff. And he did all the mixing. I particularly like the record we did with Logic because Scott Harding did a great job mixing it. He's really a killing engineer. -Charlie Hunter

People have freaked out when I tell them that my dragons are scientifically based… what else can you call a genetically engineered life form? -Anne McCaffrey

In the last 17 years of his working life, my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first, a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. -Tony Visconti

At the same time, one of the things I noticed was that the moment there was any kind of audio attached to virtual reality, it really improved the experience, even though the audio didn't feel like a sound engineer or composer had been anywhere near it. -Thomas Dolby

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

I pointed out on the floor last year, after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana. And they did a magnificent job. -Kit Bond

Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books. What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems. He's always been a hero to me. I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children. -Steve Wozniak

Instead of an attic with a few test tubes, bits of wire and odds and ends, the attack on the atomic nucleus has required the development and construction of great instruments on an engineering scale. -Ernest Lawrence

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

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

I was in school studying civil engineering. A guy approached me on the street and said that I had a interesting look-very exotic. He told me I should try to be in the industry. -Thuy Trang

My mother turned into a professional widow. She couldn't understand why I wanted to be an engineer; she thought I should be a chicken farmer. -David Antin

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

My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist. My father was an electrical engineer. -James Cameron

I think the ethics and morals of genetic engineering are very complicated. It intrigues me. -Roger Spottiswoode

There is no one area of chemical engineering that specifically helped me in my career as an astronaut, it was more the general education in engineering. Also, it was a very difficult and rigorous course. So, it made me strong and resourceful. -Leroy Chiao

I could have gone on to be an engineer full time, except that there was more demand for my playing. But the love of working the board never leaves you. -Steve Cropper

Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art. But I think of myself is a cultural artist. -Larry Wall

Any good software engineer will tell you that a compiler and an interpreter are interchangeable. -Tim Berners-Lee

The Web is now philosophical engineering. Physics and the Web are both about the relationship between the small and the large. -Tim Berners-Lee

My grandfather on my mother's side was a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; my other grandfather was a lawyer, and one time Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives. -Kenneth G. Wilson

I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer. -Marc Garneau

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

I got out of high school, bought a recording studio and started operating it as an engineer and a producer. -T Bone Burnett

The engineering is secondary to the vision. -Cynthia Ozick

I do engineering, not religion. -Daniel J. Bernstein

Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology. -Karl Popper

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. -Corrie Ten Boom

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

I'm an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers… They use my tools. -Robert Moog

My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians. -Robert Moog

The Biblical world view sees Earth and its ecosystems as the effect of a wise God's creation and… therefore robust, resilient, and self-regulating, like the product of any good engineer. -Christopher Monckton

Better biofuels are a really big deal. That means we can precisely engineer the molecules in the fuel chain and optimize them along the way. So, if all goes well, they're going to have designer bugs in warm vats that are eating and digesting sugars to excrete better biofuels. I guess that's better living through bugs. -John Doerr

The federal government was responsible for building the levees, engineering the levees, and consequentially, the federal government is responsible for repairing the damage that has been done, which has not been completed yet. -Mitch Landrieu

I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame on their predecessors or who accept credit for events that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure. -Kathleen Parker

In fact when you combine stem cell technology with the technology known as tissue engineering you can actually grow up entire organs, so as you suggest that sometime in the future you get in an auto accident and lose your kidney, we'd simply take a few skin cells and grow you up a new kidney. In fact this has already been done. -Robert Lanza

I pushed the process forward by saying, 'We should do this, this, and this right now. Please find the budget for me to find a structural engineer, a mechanical engineer, a civil engineer, so we can do the preliminary work.' -Michael Arad

The engineering is long gone in most PC companies. In the consumer electronics companies, they don't understand the software parts of it. And so you really can't make the products that you can make at Apple anywhere else right now. Apple's the only company that has everything under one roof. -Steve Jobs

Yeah, I think that his great creation was not any one product but a company in which creativity was connected to great engineering. And that will survive at least while the current people who trained under Steve are there. -Walter Isaacson

I think one problem we've had is that people who are smart and creative and innovative as engineers went into financial engineering. -Walter Isaacson

Qualified software engineers, managers, marketers and salespeople in Silicon Valley can rack up dozens of high-paying, high-upside job offers any time they want, while national unemployment and underemployment is sky high. -Marc Andreessen

I think of it as a good opportunity to let, in particular, school kids know that this job and other interesting jobs in science and engineering are open to anyone who works hard in school and gets a good education and studies math and science. And that it's not just for a select group of people. -Ellen Ochoa

I am deeply devoted to the 27,000 songs I can take anywhere on my iPod Classic as well as the exquisitely engineered MacBook Air on which I typed this column. -Eric Alterman

I don't know why I always liked aerospace engineering. I was in the 10th grade when I figured that's what I wanted to do. -Kalpana Chawla

Silicon Valley has some of the smartest engineers and technology business people in the world. -Elon Musk

Mile tracks put more emphasis on the driver. On the longer tracks, you can drive flat out all the way around, so it's more of an engineering exercise. On a mile, you can't run flat out. You're constantly in traffic, there's more driver involvement. -Buddy Rice

I thought I wanted to be an electrical engineer, which I turned out to be. But I was always curious about other things too, and what if I got interested in history or the law? -Jerry Yang

My dad was an engineer and so I had this picture of science and technology and pursuits of the mind as being more impressive than artistic pursuits, which I saw a as kind of frivolous. -Scott McCloud

At the dawn of his administration, President Obama opined: 'A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency.' Magical rays of white-hot sunlight emanated from his media-manufactured halo. And then bureaucratically engineered darkness settled over the land. -Michelle Malkin

Basically, if reverse engineering is banned, then a lot of the open source community is doomed to fail. -Jon Johansen

As you may know, I am a mechanical engineer. -Bill Nye

I still haven't heard anything from Apple about my hacks. There is a tool based on my work reverse-engineering Apple's FairPlay called jhymn that's been hosted on a U.S. server for over a year and nothing has happened. -Jon Johansen

Basically, if I have no intention of using a service then I won't bother reverse-engineering it. -Jon Johansen

My father was a construction engineer, and my mother was a production engineer. -Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Being from a very traditional Chinese-American family, my parents believed the only options to have a successful life were to be a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer or a business person. -Phillip Lim

For a long time I thought I should be a civil engineer. That seemed to be the only thing worth doing, and I chose the wrong subjects at A-level. I read all the sciences to start with, and then had to admit, 'This isn't what I want to do' and changed course. -Ian Hislop

This is a global fight to get the right people in the right place and we're talking about people with PhDs in engineering, computer science, mathematics. -Jerry Moran

Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection. -Richard Dawkins

With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code. -Stephen Hawking

The heel is engineering in itself. This little thing that supports the human weight has to have a precise balance. -Christian Louboutin

My dad, of course, like a lot of Asian parents, wanted me to be an engineer or doctor and never could understand why I would want to be a lawyer. And then, when I first said I wanted to run for office, he thought that was absolutely insane. -Gary Locke

The best thing that ever happened to me is that nothing happened in writing. I ended up working for engineering companies, and that's where I found my material, in the everyday struggle between capitalism and grace. Being broke and tired, you don't come home your best self. -George Saunders

Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program. I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration. -Jeff Bezos

I scientifically engineer my music to be as accessible as possible. -John Mayer

When I was growing up, I installed refrigerators in supermarkets. My father was an electrical engineer. -Will Smith

I would never talk just to be social. Now, to sit down with a bunch of engineers and talk about the latest concrete forming systems, that's really interesting. Talking with animal behaviorists or with someone who likes to sail, that's interesting. Information is interesting to me. But talking for the sake of talking, I find that quite boring. -Temple Grandin

My grandfather was an engineer who invented the automatic pilot for airplanes. -Temple Grandin

The worst thing in the world that can happen to you if you're an engineer that has given his life to something is for someone to rip it off and put their name to it. -Tim Cook

I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer. -Neil Armstrong

I was Google's first woman engineer. -Marissa Mayer

Product management really is the fusion between technology, what engineers do – and the business side. -Marissa Mayer

I was always a silent comedy nerd. I would stay up late and sneak downstairs to watch 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Kids in the Hall,' and things like that. Very early on, my parents realized that I was not going to be an engineer or a doctor. I just don't have those inclinations, at all. -Mindy Kaling

Climate protection creates sustainability and jobs in the real economy – in construction, in the production of heavy machinery and in systems engineering. -Sigmar Gabriel

The real world is far too complex and unpredictable to make something like the idea of humanity controlling its own evolution or engineering itself – well, I wouldn't say impossible but it should be approached with a degree of caution. -Ken MacLeod

If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins, except for the charlatans and would be dictators. -Ben Stein

What made Manhattan Manhattan was the underground infrastructure, that engineering marvel. -Andrew Cuomo

Every orchid or rose or lizard or snake is the work of a dedicated and skilled breeder. There are thousands of people, amateurs and professionals, who devote their lives to this business. Now imagine what will happen when the tools of genetic engineering become accessible to these people. -Freeman Dyson

Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes. -Freeman Dyson

Social engineering is using deception, manipulation and influence to convince a human who has access to a computer system to do something, like click on an attachment in an e-mail. -Kevin Mitnick

I can go into LinkedIn and search for network engineers and come up with a list of great spear-phishing targets because they usually have administrator rights over the network. Then I go onto Twitter or Facebook and trick them into doing something, and I have privileged access. -Kevin Mitnick

Social engineering is using manipulation, influence and deception to get a person, a trusted insider within an organization, to comply with a request, and the request is usually to release information or to perform some sort of action item that benefits that attacker. -Kevin Mitnick

Both social engineering and technical attacks played a big part in what I was able to do. It was a hybrid. I used social engineering when it was appropriate, and exploited technical vulnerabilities when it was appropriate. -Kevin Mitnick

The key to social engineering is influencing a person to do something that allows the hacker to gain access to information or your network. -Kevin Mitnick

Business ethics has always had problems that are distinct from those of other professions, such as medicine, law, engineering, dentistry, or nursing. -Peter Singer

Companies like I.B.M. have offered women scholarships to study engineering for years, and women engineers routinely get higher starting salaries than men. -Warren Farrell

Nature is regulating our climate for free. Mother Nature, she's been doing that for free, for a long, long time. Now do you really want to get in there and do geo-engineering and all this kind of stuff? -Thomas Friedman

Now the main areas of higher education that still enjoy considerable financial support from government are subjects like engineering and science and the research ringfence which is the basic minimum to protect Britain's scientific competitiveness. -Vince Cable

Globalisation means that for a high-wage, developed economy like Britain's to compete we need to focus our efforts on the highly skilled, added-value sectors such as advanced manufacturing, creative industries, engineering and even financial services. -Lucy Powell

I need to develop a car and engineer a car in a position that feels comfortable for me, and I don't think anyone can do a better job than I can in that position. The problem for me is if I can't get the car there I do struggle more than some. -Jenson Button

I need to aspire to be a great CEO and not just a great product engineer. -Mark Pincus

Of course, I have given my engineers some headaches over the years, but they go with me. I have always wanted my buildings to be as light as possible, to touch the ground gently, to swoop and soar, and to surprise. -Oscar Niemeyer

I have three siblings. My sister makes music. My older brother is a classical conductor, and my younger brother is a mixing engineer. -Lisa Loeb

Crossrail is a prime example of infrastructure. It is a rather deadly word, but I think it is exciting stuff, the civil engineering which makes Britain tick – the bridges, tunnels, power and water networks, which bind us together. -Evan Davis

Historically, the British have always been rather wary of grand engineering projects – perhaps understandably, given that many of them have been delivered late and over budget. -Evan Davis

I started out in engineering. I was a geophysical engineer. Throughout the course of my life I've done a lot of strange jobs, and the effect has been to make me think a little more skeptically about our capitalist society. -George Saunders

It is impossible to work in information technology without also engaging in social engineering. -Jaron Lanier

'The Last Airbender' is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie's based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu. -M. Night Shyamalan

I'm ready to do womenswear. You've always got to be inspired by something new – women have so much more shape and I'm about finding what to engineer around those shapes. -Ozwald Boateng

Finding oil is a multidisciplinary science. You need a lot of people – statisticians, engineers, and geologists, of course. And what I have learned in the past 30 years is that I read people better than I read books. -Eike Batista

I am looking at opening a school of social engineering. The McAfee School of Social Engineering has a nice ring to it. Beyond that, it is hard to say what life will bring my way. -John McAfee

In life sciences, we find a reasonable balance between men and women. In engineering and computer science, we have a major problem. A very small percentage of women will be in computer science. -Freeman A. Hrabowski III

We have to be plumbers, electricians, construction engineers, or workers, on the space station, but at the same time running a laboratory, being scientists, being the best laboratory assistants we can be. It's all in a bundle; it's very exciting, it's a lot of fun. -Thomas Marshburn

And so when I moved to IBM, I moved because I thought I could apply technology. I didn't actually have to do my engineer – I was an electrical engineer, but I could apply it. And that was when I changed. And when I got there, though, I have to say, at the time, I really never felt there was a constraint about being a woman. I really did not. -Ginni Rometty

These characters are not spontaneous creations. They are engineered down to the last nut and bolt. -John Sandford

I went to school for engineering, I studied jazz. So I always had this kind of creative side and technical side, and I thought architecture might be the way to combine them, so I went to architecture school in New York. -Joseph Kosinski

I went to engineering school, which I thought was what I wanted to do, for about two weeks. We had an orientation class and we met this guy where he worked and stuff and it was cool, but I was like, 'There is no way this is going to be my life.' -Evan Glodell

I come from a pretty scientific family. My sister is a neurologist and my brother is an engineer. -Mary Elizabeth Winstead

You never see girls running after engineers. -Anthony Mackie

Instead of becoming an engineer like my brother, I moved to New York to be an actor. -Anthony Mackie

The whole world has gone back to something we are genetically engineered to do – communicating through symbols. -James Woods

Real men study law and engineering, while ideas and values are for sissies. The humanities should constitute the core of any university worth the name. -Terry Eagleton

The study of history and philosophy, accompanied by some acquaintance with art and literature, should be for lawyers and engineers as well as for those who study in arts faculties. -Terry Eagleton

My brother's an aerospace engineer who works for Boeing, and I started thinking, 'Well, my brother works nine hours a day at his job… What if I worked nine hours a day at being an actor?' -Brent Sexton

Our enemy is Al Qaeda and its allies, people who have publicly said they wish to attack the United States again, people who have publicly called on nuclear physicists and engineers to help them gain access to nuclear weapons, which, as the whole world knows, Pakistan has. -Richard Holbrooke

I'm the classic example of alienation: I grew up in a middle-class household without art or books. I was going to be a chemical engineer until I went to the theatre for the first time at 16 and was blown away by it. -Richard Eyre

I wanted to become an engineer, or get a masters in business. But I had the opportunity to do films when I was about 25 and it was a great way to express myself. -Dolph Lundgren

My dad was an engineer, and he became the CEO of Chevron. His was an engineer's mind-set: Everything's kind of a problem; how do you approach the problem? -Bill Keller

Now that I'm on Broadway, it's like NASA engineering with the costumes. I was very grateful for the slightly more high-tech ones in my show, 'Venus in Fur'; our costume designer Anita Yavich is kind of a genius. -Nina Arianda

Let's face it: Engineering companies in general have more men than women. Google has tried really hard to recruit women. On the other hand, we have a standard. Google tries to recruit the best engineers. -Susan Wojcicki

Geoengineering – the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the earth's climate to offset global warming – is a nightmare fix for climate change. -Jeff Goodell

I think people are realizing that engineering and science are extremely good degrees to get and you'll be very highly paid once you've got them. -James Dyson

As an engineer I'm constantly spotting problems and plotting how to solve them. -James Dyson

I'm not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths – grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic. -James Dyson

I want entrepreneurs to be engineers and scientists and designers; they don't necessarily have to be Internet entrepreneurs or retail entrepreneurs. -James Dyson

Britain's great strength is its innovative, design and engineering natural ability and we're not using it. -James Dyson

Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It's coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly. -James Dyson

Most kids are not dreaming of being programmers, scientists or engineers.

And one of the things that I learned was you can't generalise at all about a woman in a veil. You can't think you know her story, because she will confound you over and over again. She may be an engineer or a diplomat or a doctor. Or she may be an unbelievable babe with bleached hair down to her waist. -Geraldine Brooks

Jellyfish serve as a model for bioengineers for the same reason yeast were once so valuable to geneticists: they're simple to deconstruct. -Jeffrey Kluger

Start-up success is not a consequence of good genes or being in the right place at the right time. Success can be engineered by following the right process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught. -Eric Ries

We need to reengineer companies to focus on figuring out who the customer is, what's the market and what kind of product you should build. -Eric Ries

In my first start-up, I had an initial advertising budget of $5 per day total. That would buy us 100 clicks per day. At $5 per day, marketing people scoffed and said that is too small to matter. But if you think about it, to an engineer, 100 real humans everyday giving your product a try means you can really start improving. -Eric Ries

I can't stop watching 'Pan Am.' When I was growing up, my father worked as an engineer in Turkey, and we always flew Pan Am. The stewardesses were so glamorous! When they gave me a set of those golden wings, I felt very grown-up. Not only is the show's plot full of mystery and infidelity, they get the period details just right. -Gayle King

One of the really remarkably beneficial aspects of genetic engineering is that much of the previous methodology for controlling pests and so forth is through chemicals that affect a very broad spectrum of insects, for example, or fungicides that control fungi. -Nina Fedoroff

India has the opportunity to be a leader in genetic engineering, It has institutions that no other country has. -Nina Fedoroff

When I was working in my first job engineering construction, what I liked the most was working with architects and making buildings that had this creative side coming from the architect and that were making them a big success. -Bernard Arnault

I studied engineering in the national university, the Universidad Autonoma, in San Ildefonso. -Carlos Slim

My mum brought me to my first job when I was 12. I started electrical work at her plant. She was an engineer, a technical expert, at one of the plants in the south, and in the summer she brought me in and I learnt how industrial things work: casting, electricity, maintenance, everything. -Oleg Deripaska

I hated science in high school. Technology? Engineering? Math? Why would I ever need this? Little did I realize that music was also about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, all rolled into one. -Mickey Hart

I'd do a demo recording by myself, layering instruments on top of one another, and while that's fun, it doesn't have the same impact as getting some great players together in a great studio with a great engineer and producer, then waiting for the magic. -Bernie Leadon

I look most like myself… when I'm wearing my black, nerdy engineering glasses. -Junot Diaz

I went to engineering school, I went to physics class. I said, 'Screw this, I don't want to be here. I'd much rather be at a club playing music.' -Huey Lewis

We are more dependent on science and engineering than at any other time in history. However, there is plenty of evidence that far too many people are scientifically illiterate, often having been put off science at school. -Robert Winston

I worked as a teacher in the public school system in New York City for several years, and I was a victim of the layoffs, you know, in the mid-'70s. And then I worked as a sales engineer for a company in New Jersey that was selling industrial filtration equipment. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

Growing up in India, I knew all I needed to change the world was one good opportunity, and I prepared myself for it. When that opportunity came – in the form of the chance to earn an engineering degree – I was ready. -Naveen Jain

My ma is an economist. My dad is a software engineer. -Suraj Sharma

I'm just attracted to the action element of science fiction. It's great to sit in the editing room with the director and sound engineers and to create the feeling where your heart is racing and you're sitting at the edge of your seat and you find yourself holding your breath. -Gale Anne Hurd

My generation's parents told their children, 'Become an accountant, a lawyer, or an engineer; that will give you a solid foothold in the middle class.' But these jobs are now being sent overseas. So in order to make it today, you have to do work that's hard to outsource, hard to automate. -Daniel H. Pink

When someone builds a bridge, he uses engineers who have been certified as knowing what they are doing. Yet when someone builds you a software program, he has no similar certification, even though your safety may be just as dependent upon that software working as it is upon the bridge supporting your weight. -Dave Parnas

I initially wanted to be a teacher, and then I was going to become an engineer and build bridges and highways, but pretty soon I went into the business world. I never did get to be a teacher except in a different way. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

I wouldn't have become an engineer, I wouldn't have done what I did, had a hand not been held out to me. I have to remember who helped me when I needed help. The people of Jamaica helped me. I can't forget that. I would be ungrateful if I forgot. -Michael Lee-Chin

My father was an engineer – he wasn't literary, not a writer or a journalist, but he was one of the world's great readers. Every two weeks, he'd take me to our local branch library and pull books off the shelf for me, stacking them up in my arms – 'Have you read this? And this? And this?' -Janet Fitch

My father, an engineer, was the gentlest man I knew. -Kevin McCloud

I emphasize that virtually every engineering calculation is ultimately a failure calculation, because without a failure criterion against which to measure the calculated result, it is a meaningless number. -Henry Petroski

I employ case studies of failure into my courses, emphasizing that they teach us much more than studies of success. It is not that success stories cannot serve as models of good design or as exemplars of creative engineering. They can do that, but they cannot teach us how close to failure they are. -Henry Petroski

Case studies of failure should be made a part of the vocabulary of every engineer so that he or she can recall or recite them when something in a new design or design process is suggestive of what went wrong in the case study. -Henry Petroski

China cannot pull in the best and brightest from all over the world. It's an ethnically defined nation, the opposite of an immigrant nation. You don't see a lot of American engineers trying to be Chinese citizens. -Amy Chua

My dad is a chemical engineer, and my mom was a teacher. They were pretty serious about education, but I always thought about things a little bit differently. -Aaron Levie

Google has helped raise the importance of DNS above the network engineering community, which has been really good. -David Ulevitch

I have been spending the better part of my professional life trying to create self-driving cars. At Google, I am working with a world-class team of engineers to turn science fiction into reality. -Sebastian Thrun

I think we can question whether degrees are antediluvian. Online learning has flexibility. Why not master courses in energy, writing, communications, and engineering and get a credential? -Anant Agarwal

I'd have no trouble being the barbecue kingpin of America. I'd just add it to all the other things I am: jazz musician, carpenter, architect, engineer and revolutionary. -Bobby Seale

My grandparents used to pray five times a day, but they were quiet about their own thing. Completely liberal day by day; my grandmother was a social worker and my grandfather was an engineer, but they never talked about religion. My entire life I couldn't remember one conversation I had with them about religion. -Mohsin Hamid

We are victims of the post-Enlightenment view that the world functions like a sophisticated machine, to be understood like a textbook engineering problem and run by wonks. In other words, like a home appliance, not like the human body. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers – poets, actors, journalists – they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate. They embrace the concept of an innovation culture. They vote in ways that promote it. They don't fight science and they don't fight technology. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

All the traditional STEM fields, the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, are stoked when you dream big in an agency such as NASA. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

The 'science' behind hormone replacement therapy has put women on a medically engineered, press-fueled, big pharma funded roller coaster ride. -Willow Bay

If Mark Zuckerberg doesn't understand something, it's not defeat. It's not even something he has to accept. It's merely a challenge he needs to engineer his way out of, and that includes human emotions and relationships. -Sarah Lacy

I kind of think of engineering like the chefs at a restaurant. Nobody's going to deny chefs are integrally important, but there's also so many other people who contribute to a great meal. -Ben Silbermann

I believe destiny and hard work go hand in hand. I was studying to be an engineer when my mom and my brother sent my pictures for the Miss India contest. I didn't even know about it. If that isn't destiny, what is? -Priyanka Chopra

I'll tell you something: my dad was a nuclear engineer and he was really bright, and I've always said that because of negotiating at such a young age with my dad, it was really such a gift because I could then negotiate with very difficult personalities – and not end up being the scapegoat. I learned to really pick and choose my battles. -Faith Prince

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

Animated films are so precisely engineered – right down to forming lines of dialogue with words pulled from several different takes – how do you translate that spontaneity from the live-action to the digital realm? -Gore Verbinski

When you're a kid and your father is an engineer, he goes to the office. I saw my father get up and go to the office in the house and write. But I don't see any similarities. -Jacques Audiard

My background is economics and maths. I think one of the reasons I studied humanities at all, or even went into journalism, is because, like, science and maths wasn't cool in England when I was growing up. No one ever talked to the engineering students at Oxford. -Nick Denton

I hope climate science becomes the big thing. And then what I want is electrical engineers to solve the world's energy problems, energy distribution problems. I want mechanical engineers to make better transportation systems. I want chemical engineers to develop better solar panels, and so on. -Bill Nye

There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind. -Bill Nye

My brother and I were born in an Irish county called Tipperary. We were both very math- and science-inclined in high school. My dad trained as an electrical engineer, and my mom is in microbiology. -John Collison

My engineer dad is where my technical acumen comes from. I remember him taking me to the factories to see how what works. Often he used to open up his motorbike to fix things and I saw how the wheels worked. His car used to be open for dissection very regularly. All this taught me and inspired me to look beyond what I could see on the skin. -Bibhu Mohapatra

Pictures, abstract symbols, materials, and colors are among the ingredients with which a designer or engineer works. To design is to discover relationships and to make arrangements and rearrangements among these ingredients. -Paul Rand

The No Child Left Behind Act will be one of President Bush's enduring legacies. And it was engineered and inaugurated with a truly bipartisan coalition in Congress. Accountability, standards, and truly measuring student performance just makes sense. The only real debate about the law was and is whether or not it was adequately funded. -Mark McKinnon

I like to take people you wouldn't really think people would write novels about: an aqueduct engineer, a code-breaker, a hedge-fund manager. It's in those sorts of lives that I find more fascination than in a CIA operative or a Marine or something like that. -Robert Harris

You can't get a degree at Tisch College. It serves as an amplifier for what your focus is. If you're an engineer, you can take courses on understanding how to move a river in Africa to bring hydroelectric power to a community. -Jonathan Tisch

The scientist and the artist are both passionate about their exploration. What leads to my work is that I'm equally an artist and an engineer. -Arthur Ganson

I happen to love engineering. I love figuring things out in a spatial sense, that whole realm of working with mechanical parts, and the relationship of the parts, and things like ratios and the speeds of particular objects. -Arthur Ganson

The Beatles had some juice when it came to distortion, but Clapton was finally able to break through those early studio engineers' fear of overloading. He defined the sound that guitarists spend the rest of their lives trying to get. -Joe Perry

You know, my degrees are in computer engineering. I spent a lot of time in the tech industry. And I like to say that I don't invest in tech because I spent time in it. And I saw firsthand that the durability of technology moats is many times an oxymoron. -Mohnish Pabrai

What is innovation if not our ticket to every business interest in the world? It's the ticket to solving the world's problems – the energy problems, the pollution problems, the global warming problems. If it isn't for science and engineering, how will we compete in the new world? -David Pogue

Don't ask me to put up a shelf, but I love engineering. -Bruce Dickinson

I have been a systems engineer, systems administrator, a senior adviser for the Central Intelligence Agency, a solutions consultant and a telecommunications information systems officer. -Edward Snowden

I am such a gearhead. In my recording studio, I personally engineer and edit everything on computers. -Tommy Lee

Many people think all I do is some random engineering work in between caving expeditions. It's been far more deliberate than that. -William Stone

Ultimately, what we do as musicians, I think of us as a type of emotional engineer. We essential take these sound waves, this sound, and we organize it into emotion, and that's how we connect with our audiences. -Stefon Harris

I was nerdy girl who went to Catholic school and wanted to be an engineer. I was all set to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology. And then I took a hard left turn and studied Liberal Arts at Northern Illinois University, majored in Communications. Then worked in radio as a disk jockey and as the weather girl. -Cindy Morgan

Traits acquired during one's lifetime – muscles built up in the gym, for example – cannot be passed on to the next generation. Now with technology, as it happens, we might indeed be able to transfer some of our acquired traits on to our selected offspring by genetic engineering. -Nick Bostrom

The future of Africa is in innovative engineering. -Erik Hersman

Calling China's online censorship system a 'Great Firewall' is increasingly trendy, but misleading. All walls, being the creation of engineers, can be breached with the right tools. -Evgeny Morozov

I do quite like Gehry's Guggenheim. But where in Bilbao it's seen as an outgrowth of years of investment in urban design and engineering, in Britain it's seen as the catalyst for urban regeneration rather than the icing on the cake. -David Chipperfield

Transhumanism is the ethics and science of using things like biological and genetic engineering to transform our bodies and make us a more powerful species. -Dan Brown

As a recording engineer – someone who is deeply embroiled in the process of making records every day – you see trends and fads run through the social organization of the population of musicians in the same way that they would run through a high school. -Steve Albini

If I'm working as an engineer for another band, the responsibility for brilliance pretty much rests on their shoulders. I think I'm pretty good, but I'm not good enough to turn a trout into a sausage, or the other way around. -Steve Albini

I didn't know what architecture was except that I lived in a house. I don't even think that I knew the word for a long time. My dad funneled me into engineering because it was his background. -Antoine Predock

I want to be the poster girl for engineers and computer nerds. -Alessandra Torresani

British innovation in design, in the creative arts, in engineering and manufacturing is world class. -Margaret Heffernan

During the nineteenth century, the rapid emergence and proliferation of new manufacturing methods and building technologies led to the establishment of polytechnic schools that concentrated on the practicalities of engineering and construction rather than the niceties of stylistic correctness or adherence to established precedent. -Martin Filler

The form a city assumes as it evolves over time owes more to large-scale works of civil engineering – what we now call infrastructure – than almost any other factor save topography. -Martin Filler

A lot of the Google inventions came from engineers just screwing around with ideas. And then management would see them, and we'd say, 'Boy, that's interesting. Let's add some more engineers.' -Eric Schmidt

Nanoengineering is learning how to make devices as small as 10 to 100 atoms in width. Much of the work is going on in the electronics industry, where there is great demand to pack more components onto computer chips. -George M. Whitesides

I'm an artist and an engineer, which is, increasingly, a more common kind of hybrid. But I still fall into this weird crack where people don't seem to understand me. -Golan Levin

The study of celestial phenomena at radio wavelengths, radio astronomy came into being after the accidental discovery of cosmic radiation by radio engineer Karl Jansky in 1933. -Honor Harger

Right now people are interested in genetic engineering to help the human race. That's a noble cause, and that's where we should be heading. But once we get past that – once we understand what genetic diseases we can deal with – when we start thinking about the future, there's an opportunity to create some new life-forms. -Jack Horner

Geoengineering involves humans making intentional, large-scale modifications to the Earths geophysical systems in order to change the environment. -Jamais Cascio

To be clear, geoengineering won't solve global warming. It's not a 'techno-fix.' It would be enormously risky and almost certainly lead to troubling unforeseen consequences. -Jamais Cascio

Computer programmers, biotechnologists, environmental scientists, neuroscientists, nanotech engineers – all of these fields, and more, should have at least a course in ethics as part of their degree requirements. -Jamais Cascio

I pay two full-time assistants in my studio, plus consultants who are architects, engineers, and landscape architects, as well as lighting designers. -Janet Echelman

I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven. -Janet Echelman

I went to school at night in L.A. to brush up on my engineering while I applied to the astronaut program. I really did not know if I would get in. It was the year after the Challenger accident in 1987. -Mae Jemison

I put a lot of weight on feelings and am weirdly in touch with them, which is not typical for an engineer. -Luis von Ahn

I was going to engineering school but fell in love with physics. -Leonard Susskind

Many of the issues we face in dealing with rapid climate change are well suited to an engineering mind. -Larry Brilliant

We live in a world of diverse cultures, and we know very little about social engineering and how to 'build nations.' And when we cannot be sure how to improve the world, hubristic visions pose a grave danger. -Joseph Nye

You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance. -Ken Robinson

If you're running an engineering or finance company, all companies depend on ideas and ingenuity. I think the principles of creative leadership apply everywhere, whether it's an advertising company or whether you're running a hospital. -Ken Robinson

I farm – there is something visceral about being attached to the land. I am a recording engineer. I do my own laundry most days, and I get on with the business of living. -Sandra Lerner

Automobiles have always been part of my life, and I'm sure they always will be. What is it about them that moves me? The sound of a great engine, the unity and uniqueness of an automobile's engineering and coachwork, the history of the company and the car, and, of course, the sheer beauty of the thing. -Edward Herrmann

When I was young I had an apprenticeship as an engineer. -Yves Rossy

I went to Carnegie Mellon and was an electrical engineer, but electrical engineering wasn't right for me. -David M. Kelley

What really helps me is being able to record my albums at home – I have more fun experimenting that way, as opposed to working with an engineer, in which case I have to deal with the humiliation of doing take after take, and that can get frustrating. -John Frusciante

My father has a manufacturing company in Kentucky, and he's an electrical engineer. A brilliant man. A brilliant businessman. So he understands the business aspects of my business very well. My dad and I always communicate when I have to negotiate a deal. -Laura Bell Bundy

I was in chemical engineering at Cornell University. My girlfriend at the time dared me to do a play. I knew there was something I wanted, not necessarily engineering. -Ato Essandoh

What's nice about having an engineering degree is everybody thinks you are smart. -Ato Essandoh

Silicon Valley has evolved a critical mass of engineers and venture capitalists and all the support structure – the law firms, the real estate, all that – that are all actually geared toward being accepting of startups. -Elon Musk

The path to the CEO's office should not be through the CFO's office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design. -Elon Musk

My background educationally is physics and economics, and I grew up in sort of an engineering environment – my father is an electromechanical engineer. And so there were lots of engineery things around me. -Elon Musk

I don't spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems. -Elon Musk

An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us. -Elon Musk

I wanted to be a genetic engineer. That was my goal in college. I wanted to figure out what the codon sequence was that causes replication in a cardio myopathic virus. That was my goal. -Ashton Kutcher

When I was little, I wanted to be a civil engineer. Not a ballerina, not a doctor, a civil engineer. I was such a nerd. -Bitsie Tulloch

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a civil engineer. No joke. I would come home from school and build bridges out of toothpicks and see how much weight they would hold before falling. -Bitsie Tulloch

Some bioengineering is good, especially if it results in plants that are more drought-resistant or perennial food crops. -Margaret Atwood

What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems… there's no law of physics preventing them. -Michio Kaku

There's no doubt who was a leader in space after the Apollo Program. Nobody came close to us. And our education system, in science, technology, engineering and math, was at the top of the world. It's no longer there. We're descending rather rapidly. -Buzz Aldrin

It wasn't the 'miracle of engineering' that is the human body that was filling me with a mad desire to live my days and nights in a pair of scrubs. The hard truth was I did not remotely want to be a surgeon. I actually just wanted to be on 'Grey's Anatomy.' -Caterina Scorsone

You go to a technology conference or an engineering conference, there are very few women there. At the same time it's a blessing in the fact that you do get noticed. People tend to remember you as the only woman in the room 'who said that', or the only woman in the room who was an engineer. -Padmasree Warrior

I never claimed to be a computer engineer, but I did train as an industrial designer, and I am a consumer marketer, and I am very comfortable dealing with complex businesses and complexity in general and simplifying it – basically a systems designer. -John Sculley

My father was an engineer and my mother was a social worker, and they met as young socialists. That probably tells you everything you need to know about my attitude to money – I've never really been bothered about it. -Jo Brand

My dad is an engineer and works on green energy, so I'm very aware of what it takes to keep a modern home running and how we can simplify. -Rachel Boston

WTO is not the forum for labour standards. Next, the U.S. will argue the time zone difference is an unfair competitive advantage enjoyed by India that enables our software engineers to work while the Americans sleep. -Jairam Ramesh

I try to get away from the pits as quickly as I can. I speak to my engineer when I get out of the car, usually there's some press to do, then I will go off and have a shower and get my dry, clean overalls and clothing on. I'll have a massage, stretch and something to eat. I don't sleep, but I try to close my eyes for a while. -Allan McNish

One of the obvious things that went wrong with Multics as a commercial success was just that it was sort of over-engineered in a sense. There was just too much in it. -Dennis Ritchie

In the barbershop, there's democracy. You're a professor; you're an engineer; you're a garbage man, have at it. You got something to say, get down with it. -Michael Eric Dyson

Hey, I'm a good software engineer, but I'm not exactly known for my fashion sense. White socks and sandals don't translate to 'good design sense'. -Linus Torvalds

I've actually found the image of Silicon Valley as a hotbed of money-grubbing tech people to be pretty false, but maybe that's because the people I hang out with are all really engineers. -Linus Torvalds

I think of myself as an engineer, not as a visionary or 'big thinker.' I don't have any lofty goals. -Linus Torvalds

Unfortunately, I'm an engineer. I'm always thinking about, what's the task and how do I get it done? And some of my tasks are pretty broad, and pretty fuzzy, and pretty funky, but that's the way I think. -Michael Porter

It's a battle between record company, between producer and between mastering engineer. Because the louder you make your record in a digital process, the more dynamics are squished out of it. Nobody knows exactly what happens, but the dynamics in the performance disappear, and everything is at the same volume. -Geddy Lee

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers. I only started the company when I realized I could be an engineer forever. -Steve Wozniak

My perspective comes in part from being a New York black lady, in part from being an engineer. I know I'm smart and have opinions worth being heard. -Ursula Burns

Find something that you love to do, and find a place that you really like to do it in. I found something I loved to do. I'm a mechanical engineer by training, and I loved it. I still do. My son is a nuclear engineer at MIT, a junior, and I get the same vibe from him. Your work has to be compelling. You spend a lot of time doing it. -Ursula Burns

Especially girls, but any kids exposed to music programs and arts programs do much better on their tests. They have a better chance of going to college. They can focus better. You know, we're not just automatons learning how to work machines and do engineering and math and science. All of that's great, but you've got to build a whole person. -Bonnie Raitt

More than ever, the world needs good engineers. However, the pool of talent is shrinking not growing. -Dean Kamen

Sporting competitions seem to be what we obsess over, frankly. So if we can put engineering, science, technology into a format of healthy, fun competition, we can attract all sorts of kids that might not see the kind of activity we do as accessible or rewarding. -Dean Kamen

Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way. -Twyla Tharp

The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time – producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers. -Shakira

People say writing is really hard. That's very unfair to those who are doing real jobs. People who work in the fields or fix roofs, engineers, or car mechanics. I think lying on your back working under an oily car, that's a job. -Paul Theroux

Teachers need to be more inspirational. But it's also up to engineering to make itself more interesting. -Bruce Dickinson

Engineering stimulates the mind. Kids get bored easily. They have got to get out and get their hands dirty: make things, dismantle things, fix things. When the schools can offer that, you'll have an engineer for life. -Bruce Dickinson

My dad grew up in a mud hut and studied by candlelight. He was 14 when he got a scholarship to Russia. He was super clever – the cleverest person. He landed in 5ft of snow, and was alone at 14, studying science and engineering. He didn't have a bed, and he slept on a table. -M.I.A.

My dad is a civil engineer, and my mom is a stay-at-home mom. The fact that my parents weren't really involved in music was kind of good, because it meant that I had something that was private and personal. -Lorde

I try to beat back the producers and engineers so they – there's not an excess of stuff used to squeeze my voice to make it artificial. There's a person in there, and people will listen; if they hear another person speak to them, they'll listen because it's lonely out here. -Iggy Pop

If you are a woman, you might feel torn between logical agreement and emotional resistance. Why? It seems like a simpler solution to blame men for the pay gap than to engineer your own bridge to higher pay. -Warren Farrell

We engineered activity out of our lives in the name of convenience. We created foods that put fried, fatty, sweet, and salty ahead of fresh, natural, and healthy. We quickly sacrifice sleep to work longer hours in pursuit of the American Dream. Even when we do these things with good intentions, they have life-threatening consequences. -Tom Rath

At the most basic level, prioritizing design also represents a practical consideration. It's far easier to design first and engineer later. -Ryan Holmes

Early in my career, I was involved with engineer-led projects, where designers came in late in the game and were expected to put lipstick on an existing code base. This almost never works. -Ryan Holmes

Workflow and usability are not afterthoughts; they impact the core of any project and dictate how it should be engineered. -Ryan Holmes

Social media, for all of its limitations, is rarely irrelevant. The stream of updates on your Facebook page, for instance, is algorithmically engineered to be darn-near irresistible. -Ryan Holmes

DJ Sliink is amazing, and his production is on the next level. There are a lot of EDM producers that I'd like to work with, not for the sake of having an engineered record, but for the fact that I love their production and music. -Travie McCoy

People are prone to taking mental shortcuts. They may know that they shouldn't give out certain information, but the fear of not being nice, the fear of appearing ignorant, the fear of a perceived authority figure – all these are triggers, which can be used by a social engineer to convince a person to override established security procedures. -Kevin Mitnick

I had no intention of being a film producer, and I knew I wasn't passionate about engineering. I was always set on having my own business, controlling my own destiny. -Will Packer

Advertising isn't just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data. -Jan Koum

At WhatsApp, our engineers spend all their time fixing bugs, adding new features and ironing out all the little intricacies in our task of bringing rich, affordable, reliable messaging to every phone in the world. That's our product, and that's our passion. Your data isn't even in the picture. We are simply not interested in any of it. -Jan Koum

Keep in mind that if you take a tour through a hospital and look at every machine with on and off switch that is brought into the service of diagnosing the human condition, that machine is based on principles of physics discovered by a physicist in a machine designed by an engineer. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

To make any future that we dreamt up real requires creative scientists, engineers, and technologists to make it happen. If people are not within your midst who dream about tomorrow – with the capacity to bring tomorrow into the present – then the country might as well just recede back into the cave because that's where we're headed. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

In science, technology, engineering and mathematics, men far outnumber women in the classroom and the boardroom. -Weili Dai

It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action. -Weili Dai

We all have to learn how to reengineer healthy living back into our lives. -Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

When you have a group of engineers and designers, they are not exactly the best to deal with copyright law. -Chad Hurley

Art Nouveau got its inspiration from nature. The Bauhaus got its inspiration from engineering. -P. J. O'Rourke

My dad owns a company that lends equipment to industrial projects. I've been obsessed with taking it over since I could talk. I'd follow him and repeat conversations about how many tons of cranes were arriving. He said it was a man's world, so I studied electrical engineering because it was related. -Ruchi Sanghvi

If we want to get beyond this whole I'm-cool-because-I-care-about-women thing, what we really need to do is we have to start encouraging women to get engineering degrees in college. -Michael Arrington

I'm in two modes when I'm on Lanai: In engineering mode, I'm trying to find the right place for the reservoir and the desalination plant, and looking at designs for new hotel rooms. The rest of the time, I'm in decompression mode. I'm on Hulopoe Beach, going for a swim, or on my paddleboard surrounded by 100 spinner dolphins. -Larry Ellison

It's surreal to think that I own this beautiful island. It doesn't feel like anyone can own Lanai. What it feels like to me is this really cool 21st-century engineering project, where I get to work with the people of Lanai to create a prosperous and sustainable Eden in the Pacific. -Larry Ellison

When I am there at our global product development centers, I am meeting with the design team and reviewing design work being done there and meeting with engineers responsible for work being done specific to that region, meeting with purchasing team. -Mary Barra

Plays are frequently infected with ideas that came from actors or even sound engineers. Some Shakespeare scholars wonder whether some of the Bard's lines came from onstage improvisations by actors. -Clive Thompson

If you, or any public-spirited programmer, wanted to figure out what the software on your machine is really doing, tough luck. It's illegal to reverse engineer the source code of commercial software to find out how it works. -Clive Thompson

Simplification of the tax code would not only unlock dormant economic potential, but, in the process, it would blunt the preferred weapon of social engineers, who reward favored industries, punish success and distort economic incentives. -David Harsanyi

The scientist and engineers who are building the future need the poets to make sense of it. -Jason Silva

If you use it intelligently, Twitter can be a form of engineered serendipity. -Jason Silva

We know that to compete for the jobs of the 21st century and thrive in a global economy, we need a growing, skilled and educated workforce, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Americans with bachelor's degrees have half the unemployment rate of those with a high school degree. -Mark Pocan

Relationships are hard. If as an actor you marry an engineer or a doctor, it's really hard for them because they don't understand what your life is like. We live two lives. We have a 'reel' life and a real life. -Ranbir Kapoor

The announcement that I was going to be an actor was made when was I was 10 years old. And that didn't go down all that well, but I had a lot of years to butter up my parents. My parents have mellowed quite a bit, but, growing up, there was a sense that the only real professions were doctor, engineer, lawyer. Those were your choices. -Reggie Lee

While my mother wanted me to be a musician, I wanted to become an electronic engineer. -A. R. Rahman

I want young Indian composers to be able to do more than just film music. I want to give them the skills that will enable them to create their own palette of sounds instead of having to write formulaic music. It doesn't matter if they become sound engineers, producers, composers or performers – I want them to be as imaginative as they like. -A. R. Rahman

I still feel that in India we look upon sports as a recreational activity – which it is – but people have to understand that there is a career in sports. It's not just necessary to be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer, as most of us Indians appear to think that our children should grow up to be. -Abhishek Bachchan

Since I stayed in a colony where either one was an engineer or a scientist, everybody thought I would be a scientist. This was the expectation everybody had apart from my parents. Honestly, I, too, wanted to be a scientist. I think it was the way Dad would explain us scientific theories and concepts that made the subject more intriguing. -Shreya Ghoshal

Environmental spending creates jobs in engineering, manufacturing, construction, materials, operations and maintenance. -Keith Ellison

If I could do anything, I'd be an engineer of some sort. I used to build robots. -Genesis Rodriguez

I identify more as a musician than as a singer, because I play piano and percussion, and I engineer and produce everything that I do. -Janina Gavankar

A good engineering interview will include some set of difficult problems to solve. It might even require that the candidate write a short program. In addition, it will test the candidate's knowledge of the tools she uses in great depth. -Ben Horowitz

When screening engineers from other companies, its smart to value engineers from great companies more than those from mediocre companies. -Ben Horowitz

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. -Bill Gates

The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it's Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same. -Bill Gates

If you've found some way to educate yourself about engineering, stocks, or whatever it is, good employers will have some type of exam or interview and see a sample of your work. -Bill Gates

Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of. -Stephen Hawking

I believe that Detroit has a terrific geographic position. It still is a hub of one of the most important industries in the world. There's incredible engineering and other talent. -Daniel L. Doctoroff

I loved history in my school days, and I have always been a voracious reader. But in India, you end up doing MBA, engineering or medicine. -Amish Tripathi

The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds. -Theo Jansen

It was expected of all good middle-class Indian people to build India and, as you know, Indians – when we say, 'build India,' it was all about being an accountant, a lawyer, an engineer. So it was this idea that professionals would build the country. -Shekhar Kapur

In order to predict effectively, we need to use science. And the reason that we need to use science is because then we can reproduce what we're doing; it's not just wisdom or guesswork. And if we can predict, then we can engineer the future. -Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

My dad wanted me to be a professional person, which I was – I was a civil engineer. I graduated from civil engineering at USC in California. I became an engineer, and I helped design the roads for the L.A. County Roads Department. And I did that for about one and a half years in a sense to please my parents – to be a 'respectable' person. -James Hong

In fourth grade, I learned that reading was serious business, not just a pleasant way to pass the time, and that like medicine or engineering, it had a definite, valuable purpose: to foster 'comprehension.' -Walter Kirn

A fly with a brain the size of a salt grain has the behavioral repertoire nearly as complex as a much larger animal such as a mouse. That's a super-interesting problem from an engineering perspective. -Michael Dickinson

By themselves, genetically engineered crops will not end hunger or improve health or bolster the economies of struggling countries. They won't save the sight of millions or fortify their bones. But they will certainly help. -Michael Specter

All the food we eat, whether Brussels sprouts or pork bellies, has been modified by mankind. Genetic engineering is only one particularly powerful way to do what we have been doing for eleven thousand years. -Michael Specter

Virtually any pointed edifice is considered a candidate for alien engineering. After all, how could the Egyptians or Mayans have possibly stacked up stone blocks into pyramids? -Seth Shostak

We need Hollywood to make movies and television shows about sexy female engineers. -Chelsea Clinton

At the fourth grade level, girls at the same percentages of boys say they're interested in careers in engineering or math or astrophysics, but by eighth grade that has dropped precipitously. -Chelsea Clinton

If I had one singular galvanizing ambition in life, I would try to reverse engineer toward it, but I don't. -Chelsea Clinton

There are still thousands of people dying every year in Laos, mostly children and farmers, from unexploded anti-personnel ordnance that the U.S. simply saturated much of the land with, especially in the Plain of Jars. There actually is a British engineering team trying to remove some of these things, which are much worse than land mines. -Noam Chomsky

No matter what engineering field you're in, you learn the same basic science and mathematics. And then maybe you learn a little bit about how to apply it. -Noam Chomsky

The process of shaping opinion, attitudes, and perceptions was termed the 'engineering of consent' by one of the founders of the modern public relations industry, Edward Bernays. -Noam Chomsky

The social and physical construction of suburban America really was quite complex. It was a very elaborate system, and clearly a massive social engineering project that has changed U.S. society enormously. -Noam Chomsky

I'm a mechanical engineer, and I grew up on a farm, so I like practical hardware – somebody's elegant solution that proves itself over the long term. -Chris Hadfield

It's not an accident that musicians become musicians and engineers become engineers: it's what they're born to do. If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily. -Jack Canfield

Without 'The Brady Bunch,' my guess is I would have become an engineer working on new plastics or something. -Mike Lookinland

I started as an engineer. I migrated to philosophy and international politics. And I did my studies about African – Africa democracy and democratization in Africa, taking Kenya as a model. And then, while I was doing so in 1996 in South Africa, Al Jazeera was established. So they requested me to be an analyst on African affairs. -Wadah Khanfar

Our vision is to rediscover the spirit of the Renaissance, create a new discipline where engineering for cultural heritage is actually a symbol of blending art and science together. -Maurizio Seracini

I'm not even an engineer. I don't have a college degree; I hire guys with college degrees. -Woody Norris

A National Database on Autism Research is fostering sharing of data and collaborations. Scientists are also making great strides at the interface of biology and engineering with new technologies that are laying the groundwork for future advances. -Thomas R. Insel

There's a snobbery at work in architecture. The subject is too often treated as a fine art, delicately wrapped in mumbo-jumbo. In reality, it's an all-embracing discipline taking in science, art, maths, engineering, climate, nature, politics, economics. -Norman Foster

The Swedish engineer who invented the zip fastener made a greater intellectual leap than many scientists do in a lifetime. -Martin Rees

Manufacturing doesn't just mean building cars and metal-bashing; it includes making pharmaceuticals and hi-tech electronics. A crucial part of the process is the research and development that allows better and greener products to come to market. Britain has traditionally had a strong science and engineering base. -Martin Rees

I was always intrigued when I was growing up, and then in engineering school, with the idea of a perpetual machine. I think of the Wal-Mart culture as that. -Mike Duke

Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around – we'll adapt to that. It's an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions. -Rex Tillerson

I was very lucky because hanging out at a golf course was much better than being on the streets. Golf taught me a great deal. I grew up surrounded by people who were professionals – lawyers, doctors, engineers. Around them, I learned how to behave, speak, eat, dress. I had nothing at home. The club was my home. -Angel Cabrera

On education, in order to ensure that America remains a world leader, we must create an educated, skilled workforce in the vital areas of science, math, engineering and information technology. At the same time, we must give every student access to a college degree. -John F. Tierney

Hey, if I had my choice for social engineering, I'd declare an automatic R-rating for any movie that depicts television commercials. There's a truly dangerous influence on our children. -Marshall Herskovitz

In 1970, there was a single telephone company in the United States called AT&T, and its technology was called circuit switching, and that was all any telecom engineer worried about. -Vint Cerf

If vampires were a separate species, and they were into genetic engineering, what would they engineer for? -Octavia E. Butler

Facebook is not a physical country, but with 900 million users, its 'population' comes third after China and India. It may not be able to tax or jail its inhabitants, but its executives, programmers, and engineers do exercise a form of governance over people's online activities and identities. -Rebecca MacKinnon

The basic technical protocols that have enabled the Internet to work in such a globally interconnected way are developed and shared openly by a community of engineers. -Rebecca MacKinnon

You don't have to be a nerd or a programmer or a network engineer to make a difference. -Rebecca MacKinnon

My father was an electrical engineer who worked at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh. When I was growing up, my mother wrote humor columns for the local paper. She was the Erma Bombeck of Murrysville, Pa. -Jason Kilar

I grew up hearing stories about how my maternal grandfather had put himself through engineering school in New York City. He saved money by walking down to a gas station once a week to take a shower. When I applied to college, both education and investment value were important to me. -Jason Kilar

As the son of a racing car designer and mechanical engineer, I was exposed to motorsports from day one. -Charlie Kimball

As an undergrad, I studied engineering physics at the University of Oklahoma, and all my degrees are from engineering departments. My father wanted me to join him in the oil-field business in Oklahoma, but I wanted to be a scientist. -Paul McEuen

When your parents are Middle Eastern immigrants, you have three choices. You can become a doctor, a lawyer or an engineer. -Michael Mina

Lyndon Johnson is not a comfortable model for President Obama to imitate. He is an all-but-forgotten president – pilloried for the failed war in Vietnam and criticized for grandiose reforms conservatives denounce as the epitome of federal social engineering that costs too much and does too little. -Robert Dallek

Snowden is an orderly thinker, with an engineer's approach to problem-solving. -Barton Gellman

'Social engineering,' the fancy term for tricking you into giving away your digital secrets, is at least as great a threat as spooky technology. -Barton Gellman

At the height of Iraq's clandestine nuclear weapons program, which nearly succeeded in building a bomb in 1991, Tuwaitha incorporated research reactors, uranium mining and enrichment facilities, chemical engineering plants and an explosives fabrication center to build the device that detonates a nuclear core. -Barton Gellman

I was the only child, and I know my father had certain thoughts about me. He was a lawyer and extremely literary, but he would have been much happier if I had wanted to be a lawyer, a scientist, an engineer. But what I wanted to do was read. -Robert Gottlieb

Particularly if you're a good engineer, there's a lot of ways you can make money, but to actually have an impact on the world is rare, and when you find an opportunity for that, it's very special. -Matt Mullenweg

I'm of Russian-Jewish background. Like many Soviet Jews, my parents were engineers. My family migrated from Ukraine to Israel when I was six. They arrived in Israel with very little… Within a year of arriving in Israel, the Yom Kippur War happened. -Sasha Roiz

With 'Titanic,' you have all the first-class passengers interwoven with wonderful stories about the maids and the engineers, the people downstairs in the galleys. -Sophie Winkleman

With the rise of software patents, engineers coding new stuff – whether within a large software company or as kids writing smartphone apps – are exposed to a claim that somewhere a prior patent is being infringed. -Jonathan Zittrain

I usually describe myself as an engineer; that's basically what I've been doing since I was a kid. -Elon Musk

To make an embarrassing admission, I like video games. That's what got me into software engineering when I was a kid. I wanted to make money so I could buy a better computer to play better video games – nothing like saving the world. -Elon Musk

In Kenya, I met wonderful girls; girls who wanted to help their communities. I was with them in their school, listening to their dreams. They still have hope. They want to be doctor and teachers and engineers. -Malala Yousafzai

My parents were born and brought up in New York City. My father was trained as an electrical engineer, and my mother was an elementary school teacher. They were the children of Jewish immigrants who had come to the United States from England and Lithuania in the late 1800s. -David Lee

Bill Phillips was this nervous, chain-smoking student. He had signed up to be an engineer, he had gone away to fight in the Second World War, he had come back. He had switched to sociology because he wanted to understand how people could do these terrible things to each other. And he did a little bit of economics on the side. -Tim Harford

The Yankees, the first mechanicians in the world, are engineers – just as the Italians are musicians and the Germans metaphysicians – by right of birth. Nothing is more natural, therefore, than to perceive them applying their audacious ingenuity to the science of gunnery. -Jules Verne

My father would not pay for me to study anything but engineering or math in college. -Teri Hatcher

I'm not really a knob-twiddler. I always work with an engineer; I'm not super hands-on when it comes to mixing boards and computers. I'm much more about what I'm hearing and what it needs to be like. I deal with songs and ideas and instruments. -Danger Mouse

My stories are pretty simplistic, but the characters are always complex and always right, and that comes from the script and my research and reverse-engineering what I find in the real world. -Tony Scott

I got a degree in math, from not a good school in Texas, and then I went to work as a software engineer. Just not glamorous at all. -Shane Carruth

Pools have their own uniqueness, design and engineering to depict culture, history or innovation. -Troy Dumais

My very first records, I was very interested in how you get the particular quality you want out of it, and I began to learn about the engineering and aspects of production and things very early on. I got hands-on with the process and taught myself how to engineer, as opposed to just being a producer who asked the engineer to make it sound nice. -Todd Rundgren

People have always said that I could have been a highly successful pop artist, if only that were my intention. It never was. My original intention was to be a kind of behind-the-scenes participant in music, to just be a record producer and engineer. And I made a record for myself just so I could have an outlet for my musical ideas. -Todd Rundgren

I was born five days before D-Day in 1944. My father was a mechanical engineer, which was a reserved occupation, so he didn't have to enlist. My mother was a housewife. She worked in a bank before marrying my father. -Robert Powell

I'm a good communicator, and I'm a good translator. I can talk to engineers; I can talk to people for whom technology is not remotely interesting or even maybe scary – things like that. -Mitchell Baker

I like pop music. Earnestly. Most of the greatest technicians, mix engineers, and players are working in pop music. -Autre Ne Veut

Many of the engineers I interviewed worked on reverse-engineering technology. It's a hallmark of Area 51. -Annie Jacobsen

Google has been amazing at acqui-hiring, buying small companies for the engineers. I think in the competitive market of Silicon Valley, it's really a good way to do it. Big acquisitions often don't work out. -Ross Levinsohn

It doesn't help to just get women's opinions and then turn them over to an all-white-male engineering team. -Anita Borg

In its attempt to crush the Black Panthers, the FBI engineered frequent arrests on the flimsiest of pretexts. -Alexander Cockburn

It turns out that, if you want to know what the U.S. military is doing in Africa, it's advantageous to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business. -Nick Turse

Hollywood is a special place; a place filled with creative geniuses – actors, screenwriters, directors, sound engineers, computer graphics specialists, lighting experts and so on. Working together, great art happens. But in the end, all artists depend on diverse audiences who can enjoy, be inspired by and support their work. -Ryan Kavanaugh

My dad was a mechanical engineer and a drummer. We had no money, but I never felt we had no money, and that's what I remember now, having my own child. I think, 'Oh so what?' Kids don't go around the house seeing what's wrong with it. -Donna Air

It's simply unrealistic to depend on secrecy for security in computer software. You may be able to keep the exact workings of the program out of general circulation, but can you prevent the code from being reverse-engineered by serious opponents? Probably not. The secret to strong security: less reliance on secrets. -Whitfield Diffie

Women are very different to men, and that hasn't been respected. So when people say there's never been a good woman painter or poet or engineer or whatever, they don't understand that our skills are many simultaneously and men's skills are single. -Joanna Lumley

I have never seen John Kerry give anything but an engineered response. -Michael Parenti

For the future, primarily, we must educate people in science, engineering, technology and math. -Buzz Aldrin

Thirty percent of Americans have German blood in their family. I don't see any major difference in the engineering abilities of Americans and Germans. -Hasso Plattner

At Stanford, we teach 'design thinking' – that is, we put together small, interdisciplinary groups to figure out what the true needs are and then to apply the art of engineering to serve them. -Hasso Plattner

I'm an engineer. I'm a techie, really. -Mo Ibrahim

I never had a doubt that I wanted to do engineering. -Mo Ibrahim

To join or not to join films was the biggest choice I had to make. I'd done two years of biogenetic engineering, was an economics graduate and a gold medalist. I had also been a Bharatanatyam dancer from age five, always won the best actress award in school. Finally, I decided to do things for my soul, chose to act. -Amisha Patel

My dad never decided what he wanted to do; at times he fought in the army, was a teacher, a boxer, a light engineer, and a then a publican. My mum was a traditional housewife and mother. They showed my brother and I unconditional love. -Anthony Browne

I heard 'More Than A Feeling' for the first time when somebody came running into my office in the engineering department and said, 'Your song's on the radio in the drafting department!' -Tom Scholz

I've sort of decided that I can settle for being just the artist, arranger, writer and part-time engineer. That seems like enough to do. -Tom Scholz

I'm a physicist and computer scientist by training. I worked in high tech for thirty years as everything from engineer to senior vice president – for many of those years, writing SF as a hobby – until, in 2004, I began writing full time. -Edward M. Lerner

I've been an engineer, barman, skip lorry driver, coalman, boat window manufacturer, contract grass cutter and builder. -Neal Asher

I was the first one in my family to go away to college. I came from a small town where there was no guidance in the high school at all. It was a mill town, and I never knew anyone who made their living from the arts. When you did go away to college, you went away to be something – an engineer, or a teacher, or a chemist. -E. L. Konigsburg

I admire Miken's exceptional engineering capabilities and was drawn to their passion for hockey and drive to be the best in all they do. -Brett Hull

We've been finding that when you empower engineers, scientists, and coders, they respond by creating new tools to empower physicians, patients, and parents. -Kathleen Sebelius

I was a good student with mathematical ability and interests. As such, I took the usual college preparatory program in high school for one looking to become an engineer: all the available courses in mathematics and science. -Dale T. Mortensen

I have always thought of myself as an inventor first and foremost. An engineer. An entrepreneur. In that order. I never thought of myself as an employee. But my first jobs as an adult were as an employee: at IBM, and then at my first start-up. -Aaron Patzer

I've actually started a number of businesses in my career. So I'm 28 currently, but when I was about 16, I started building Websites, and that's how I put myself through school. I went to Duke with a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, and then to Princeton. -Aaron Patzer

I always knew I wanted to be a technologist, so I went to Duke and got a degree in computer science and electrical engineering. Really, I thought my goal in life was to be an inventor, a problem solver, so I thought I needed a Ph.D. to be good at inventions, but it turns out that you don't. -Aaron Patzer

I pitch Mint to everyone from investors to engineers, young and old, and I do it pretty much the same way: Here's the problem in the market place, here's how we solve it, and here's how we make money. -Aaron Patzer

My parents have mellowed quite a bit, but, growing up, there was a sense that the only real professions were doctor, engineer, lawyer. Those were your choices. -Reggie Lee

Really smart people don't want to say stupid things, and they really don't want to be a part of a PR-engineered interview. People really do want to be smart, and they want smart questions. So, if you ask smart questions, there's no way you can't do well. -Kara Swisher

We have grown accustomed to the wonders of clean water, indoor plumbing, laser surgery, genetic engineering, artificial joints, replacement body parts, and the much longer lives that accompany them. Yet we should remember that the vast majority of humans ever born died before the age of 10 from an infectious disease. -S. Jay Olshansky

Corporate engineers have looked at how women are with each other, borrowing the best tips from female neighborhood culture and then transporting them back into the bosom of capitalism. They've feminized capitalism. -Arlie Russell Hochschild

I'm an artistic person and a creator. I'm not a scientific. I'm not an engineer. -Guy Laliberte

The fact is, an America's Cup team is more than a sailing team. It's anywhere from sort of 80 to upward of 100 people; of designers, engineers, boat builders, an incredible group of people, and there are a lot of nationalities in New Zealand's team. -James Spithill

Diversifying our tech talent pool is an imperative for the tech sector. More diverse engineers and entrepreneurs will bring about a new type of innovation that Silicon Valley has yet to see. -Mitch Kapor

At its core, bitcoin is a smart currency designed by very forward-thinking engineers. It eliminates the need for banks, gets rid of credit card fees, currency exchange fees, money transfer fees, and reduces the need for lawyers in transitions… all good things. -Peter Diamandis

I used to work on a survey crew, because my dad was an engineer, but he was also a surveyor. -Michael Keaton

Paul Hicks is the only guy The Beatles will allow to arrange, mix and engineer their music, so he did the Cirque du Soleil 'Love' show. -Richard LaGravenese

Information theory began as a bridge from mathematics to electrical engineering and from there to computing. -James Gleick

We expect our media to lead and open doors for our young talents. As we need creative engineers, doctors and managers, we also need creative journalists and media workers. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession. -Queen Elizabeth II

In 1955, I got my degree in electrical-mechanical engineering. I realised, however, that my interest was less in practical applications than in the understanding of the underlying theoretical structure, and I decided to learn physics. -Francois Englert

I am a native of Taiwan, and I earned my bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University. I received my master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. -Min Kao

I've always been an engineer devoted to the potential of advanced technologies. Like most engineers, I have a keen sense of curiosity and a deep desire to learn. Garmin was my first entrepreneurial endeavour, and it has been an incredible journey. -Min Kao

While I was at Cornell in engineering, I was an engineering co-op student, and that turned out to be very valuable because we'd go out every other term to work in industry and have that close association with industry. -Irwin M. Jacobs

You meet with a CEO or founder. You talk about sales, engineering, product management and give some ideas or suggestions. And the founder quickly understands that you really can help them both operationally and from a strategic standpoint. -Douglas Leone

During dark times, real entrepreneurs come out. They are not competing with 10 look-alike companies for engineering talent, so it's a great time to invest and help build companies. -Douglas Leone

We look at the number of engineers coming out of India; we look at the growth of the economy, and it's clear that India is a place we want to be. -Douglas Leone

I am fascinated by the engineering. The science of constructing and understanding why it stands. And I am drawn by the madness, the beauty, the theatricality, the poetry and soul of the wire. And you cannot be a wire-walker without mingling those two ways of seeing life. -Philippe Petit

Without there being some national strategy, it is difficult for educators to know what kinds of engineers or technicians to produce and for potential students to know what professions to study for. -Ha-Joon Chang

I was always told that I was good in mathematics, and I guess my grades and standardized test scores supported that. My worst subjects were those that generally involved a lot of reading – English and history. So, having good test scores in math and mediocre ones in reading, I was naturally advised to major in engineering in college. -Henry Petroski

Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing. -Henry Petroski

Indeed, an engineer designing a structure is not unlike an artist painting one. Both start with nothing but talent, experience, and inspiration. The fresh piece of paper on the drawing board is as blank as the newly stretched piece of canvas. -Henry Petroski

We can't simply blame the engineers when things go wrong because, no matter how well they plan, things don't always go according to plan. -Henry Petroski

We call the fates of the Titanic and the Concordia – as well as those of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia – 'accidents.' Foreseeing such undesirable events is what engineers are expected to do. However, design trade-offs leave technological systems open to failings once predicted, but later forgotten. -Henry Petroski

Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail. -Henry Petroski

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by things large and small. I wanted to know what made my watch tick, my radio play, and my house stand. I wanted to know who invented the bottle cap and who designed the bridge. I guess from early on I wanted to be an engineer. -Henry Petroski

My first book, 'To Engineer Is Human,' was prompted by nonengineer friends asking me why so many technological accidents and failures were occurring. If engineers knew what they were doing, why did bridges and buildings fall down? It was a question that I had often asked myself, and I had no easy answer. -Henry Petroski

Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail. -Henry Petroski

The definition of 'safe' is not strictly an engineering term; it's a societal term. Does it mean absolutely no loss of life? Does it mean absolutely no contamination with radiation? What exactly does 'safe' mean? -Henry Petroski

It has been said, by engineers themselves, that given enough money, they can accomplish virtually anything: send men to the moon, dig a tunnel under the English Channel. There's no reason they couldn't likewise devise ways to protect infrastructure from the worst hurricanes, earthquakes and other calamities, natural and manmade. -Henry Petroski

As engineers, we were going to be in a position to change the world – not just study it. -Henry Petroski

Although engineers want always to make everything better, they cannot make anything perfect. This basic characteristic flaw of the products of the profession's practitioners is what drives change and makes achievement a process rather than simply a goal. -Henry Petroski

Relying on nothing but scientific knowledge to produce an engineering solution is to invite frustration at best and failure at worst. -Henry Petroski

The space shuttle was designed, at least in part, to broaden our knowledge of the universe. To scientists, the vehicle was a tool; to engineers, it was their creation. -Henry Petroski

A common misconception about how things such as space shuttles come to be is that engineers simply apply the theories and equations of science. But this cannot be done until the new thing-to-be is conceived in the engineer's mind's eye. Rather than following from science, engineered things lead it. -Henry Petroski

Because they are so humbled by their creations, engineers are naturally conservative in their expectations of technology. They know that the perfect system is the stuff of science fiction, not of engineering fact, and so everything must be treated with respect. -Henry Petroski

I went to college because my father thought that I should learn engineering, because he wanted to go into the heating business with me. There, I realized I wanted to be a physicist. I had to tell him, which was a somewhat traumatic experience. -Leonard Susskind

If we study learning as a data science, we can reverse engineer the human brain and tailor learning techniques to maximize the chances of student success. This is the biggest revolution that could happen in education, turning it into a data-driven science, and not such a medieval set of rumors professors tend to carry on. -Sebastian Thrun

Space station is, it really is one of the more, if not the most, impressive technological achievement of the modern day, not only in what we've accomplished engineering-wise but what we've accomplished on this international scale, because anybody will tell you that half the challenge is making it all work. -Kevin A. Ford

Genetic engineering is a result of science advancement, so I don't think that in itself is bad. If used wisely, genetics can be beneficial, but they can be abused, too. -Hideo Kojima

You could engineer a human to survive the greenhouse effect because you think that's what's going to happen, and then all of a sudden the glaciers are creeping down on you. -Paul Di Filippo

Amazon is certainly not a perfect company. However, doctors, teachers, engineers, journalists, politicians, and labor unions are also on a continuum of consciousness, and none are perfect either. It is easy to judge and find fault with any company if that is what one's ideological biases wish to see. -John Mackey

There's always something that an engineer can do to make microscopes better. -Eric Betzig

I studied audio engineering at university. The background I am from, music was never seen as a viable career; it was always a hobby. -Chet Faker

I see, in the future, bioengineered almost everything you can imagine that we use. -Craig Venter

I have no degree in biochemistry, neither do I have one in mechanical engineering, as the Army saw fit to terminate both courses before they were finished. -Kurt Vonnegut

I had no talent for science. What was infinitely worse: all my fraternity brothers were engineers. -Kurt Vonnegut

Technology is far more than a method, it is a world in itself. As a method, it is superior in almost every respect. But only where it is left to itself, as in gigantic structures of engineering, there technology reveals its true nature. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

We all, as engineers, doctors, have a big responsibility to bring smiles on the faces of suffering humanity. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

I have always been driven by the ambition to solve every problem I face, whether as a scientist, engineer or entrepreneur. -Martin Winterkorn

Economic engineering is about the design and analysis of frameworks for achieving specific economic objectives. -Ben Bernanke

If we were to reengineer the DVR, we would cut America's energy bill by 5%. -Rick Smolan

There's a preponderance of scientists and engineers among China's rulers. New President Xi Jinping was trained as a chemical engineer. His predecessor, Hu Jintao, earned a degree in hydraulic engineering. His predecessor, Jiang Zemin, held a degree in electrical engineering. -Ramez Naam

'Brave New World' dealt with a kind of proto-genetic engineering of the unborn, through really, as many dystopias do, it dealt with totalitarianism. The 1997 film 'Gattaca' updated 'Brave New World,' bringing us to a future where genetic testing determined your job, your wealth, your status in life. -Ramez Naam

We have a company, Geometric Software, which is into engineering services software. We have a company called Nature's Basket, which is into gourmet retailing. Both are specialized companies. -Adi Godrej

My father was an engineer – he wasn't literary, not a writer or a journalist, but he was one of the world's great readers. -Janet Fitch

I think future engineered species could be the source of food, hopefully a source of energy, environmental remediation and perhaps replacing the petrochemical industry. -Craig Venter

At Swarthmore, the Dean of Women was very opposed to women going into science or engineering – so opposed that if she couldn't talk a girl out of it, she just never had anything more to do with her for the four years she was there. -Nancy Roman

People wanted me to do a CD-ROM of 'Hitchhiker's,' and I thought, 'No, no.' I didn't want to just sort of reverse-engineer yet another thing from a book I'd already written. I think that the digital media are interesting enough in their own right to be worth originating something in. -Douglas Adams

Well-trained medical doctors and engineers leave Nigeria to the developed countries. We want to reverse that. -Goodluck Jonathan

I'm fascinated by steam engines and with Victorian engineering generally, and as a corollary to that, I'm fascinated by the idea of long-lived technologies. -Alastair Reynolds

You may be in a medical or engineering college, but not all will stand first in class. It depends on who studies the most. -Anupam Kher

My mother and father were supportive. But in an Italian family, you kind of work with your hands, or you are an engineer or a doctor. But an actor was something they couldn't get hold of. They were afraid I wouldn't be able to make a living, and for many years, they were right. -Michael Rispoli

If anything, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a generic romance cynically engineered to appeal to the lowest common denominator of female fantasy. -Meghan Daum

I found that so many people in the music business started out as metalheads in the Eighties – whether they're songwriters, producers, engineers or executives, and no matter what they look like, with short hair, suits or whatever. I feel like my generation of metal kids really tends to populate the music world to a large extent. -Rivers Cuomo

In 49 countries around the world, including all of Europe, people have the opportunity of knowing whether or not they are eating food which contains genetically engineered ingredients. In the United States, we don't. -Bernie Sanders

Throughout history, when societies have been faced with big challenges, they've put their best people on them. During the Space Race, American and Russian scientists, engineers, astronauts and cosmonauts pushed the bounds of what was possible and landed men on the moon. -Wendy Kopp

Science fiction has these obsessions with certain sciences – large scale engineering, neuroscience. -Paolo Bacigalupi

Colleges produce more sports therapists than engineers. Perhaps because America is a sporty country: a lot of outdoors. -Azim Premji

You have students in America, in Britain, who do not want to be engineers. Perhaps it is the workload, I studied engineering, and I know what a grind it is. -Azim Premji

Talent is in short supply everywhere. At Wipro, we are training nonengineers to be engineers. -Azim Premji

There's a reasonable amount of traction in college education, particularly engineering, because quite a lot of that is privatized, so there is an incentive to set up new colleges of reasonably high quality. -Azim Premji

I studied engineering in the national university, the Universidad Autonoma, in San Ildefonso. There is art everywhere, murals on the walls. It's beautiful. -Carlos Slim

I was born in the small town of Gorizia, Italy, on 31 March, 1934. My father was an electrical engineer at the local telephone company and my mother an elementary school teacher. -Carlo Rubbia

It's when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that's the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Diversifying sufficiently among uncorrelated risks can reduce portfolio risk toward zero. But financial engineers should know that's not true of a portfolio of correlated risks. -Harry Markowitz

Ultimately Halcyon needs the greatest scientists and engineers in the world to succeed in its mission. -Luke Nosek

In this business, you don't have to be an architect or an engineer or a brick layer. But you have to understand how the money flows. That you can only understand if you're on the site. -Harry Triguboff

The commodity price easing really does not play too much role in our margins because our basic raw material – steel – is not really a commodities engineering steel. -Baba Kalyani

Indians have very good engineering capabilities, and that is why, if an industry focuses on innovation, you will have a far greater chance of success, rather than the model which is based on just being a production machine. -Baba Kalyani

The advantage comes out of the capability of Indian engineers and the competitiveness of their capabilities and the cost at which they can create those capabilities. -Baba Kalyani

A wide variety of devices beyond personal computers are arriving, many of which will be used to browse the Web… The Flash engineering team has taken this on with a major overhaul of the mainstream Flash Player for a variety of devices. -Kevin Lynch

Unless engineers can stop southern Louisiana from sinking into the Gulf – the Mississippi Delta is the fastest-disappearing land on the planet – even post-Katrina's modernized levees will be overwhelmed. -Nina Easton

I loved problems on paper, and I was good at math, but I was a mechanical engineer, and I never understood – or cared to – how a car worked. -Rabih Alameddine

There are no drivers like Formula One drivers. They are engineers, in a way. They are driving manual cars one-handed at 200 miles per hour around streets in Monaco. These cars use the ultimate in technology. -Asif Kapadia

My brother is an electrical engineer and went to computer science grad school at Stanford, and he'd tell me stories about the happy hours he'd organize. -Alec Berg

Dropbox sweats the user experience details as commendably as it masters the considerable engineering challenges required to reliably sync files everywhere a user may need them. -Jeffrey Zeldman

First you learn the value of abstraction, then you learn the cost of abstraction, then you're ready to engineer. -Kent Beck

Political prodigies are rare in a nation that grooms top leaders through decades of Communist Party road-testing and pageantry. And because Chairman Mao's cult of personality led the country into extremism, the Party spent the next three decades engineering its politicians to be as indistinguishable as possible. -Evan Osnos

I was a sound engineer. That was my day job when I started writing. -Graham Moore

My childhood dream was to study mechanical engineering. After reading 'The Mysterious Island' – which I read 25 times as a boy – I thought that was the best thing a person could do. The engineer in the book knows mechanics and physics, and he creates a whole way of life on the island out of nothing. I wanted to be like that. -Dan Shechtman

Colleges will try to get the good students. That's the way to go. When I chaired my department of Materials Engineering at the Technion in 1990, we started a program for which we set the bar very high. It was the highest at the Technion, above electrical engineering and medicine. -Dan Shechtman

You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. -Zig Ziglar

Using the Internet to secure employment is as vital to a construction worker as it is to a software engineer. -Leila Janah

As an engineer, I tended to maintain my own equipment along with developing the processes for it. -Brian Krzanich

I don't know marketing… clearly in engineering school you don't get much marketing training. -Brian Krzanich

I know how tough engineering school can really be, but it's worth it. -Brian Krzanich

There's a fundamental problem with how the software business does things. We're asking people who are masters of hard-edged technology to design the soft, human side of software as well. As a result, they make products that are really cool – if you happen to be a software engineer. -Alan Cooper

Before I became a game designer, I was a software engineer. -Jane Jensen

The theory of mechanism design can be thought of as the 'engineering' side of economic theory. -Eric Maskin

My parents were farmers' kids from South Dakota. My dad was an engineer. I wanted to be responsible and major in something pragmatic. -Ron Carlson

I am very happily employed as a full-time software engineer; I travel a lot, and I write books along with this here weekly TechCrunch column; and I still find the time to work on my own software side projects. -Jon Evans

I've been a software engineer, a novelist, a journalist, and a manager – and managing developers is easily the trickiest thing I've ever done. -Jon Evans

I'm an engineer turned entrepreneur who's passionate about connection. -Leah Busque

I've never thought of myself as a female engineer or founder or a woman in tech. I just think of myself as someone who's passionate. -Leah Busque

In 1960, I enrolled in the chemical engineering program at UNAM, as this was then the closest way to become a physical chemist, taking math-oriented courses not available to chemistry majors. -Mario J. Molina

Modern genetic engineering makes producing GMO food products relatively easy. GMOs can improve crop yield and greatly enhance the nutritional value of those same crops. -Richard J. Roberts

I was born in the city of Brantford, Ontario, Canada – but by the time I'd left high school, I'd moved seven times with my family, my father's engineering work taking us to places as far-flung as Bay City, Texas, and Wolnae-Ri in South Korea. -Susanna Kearsley

It's shocking we don't see more engineers and entrepreneurs interested in enterprise. -Jim Goetz

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 15, 1916. My father, an electrical engineer, had come to the United States in 1903 after earning his engineering diploma at the Technische Hochschule of Darmstadt, Germany. -Herbert A. Simon

Here I am, a not over-good business man, a second-rate engineer. I can make poor mechanical drawings. I play the piano after a fashion. In fact, I am one of those proverbial Jack-of-all-trades who are usually failures. Why I am not, I can't tell you. -Charles M. Schwab

Using predictive models from engineering and public health, designers will plan safer, healthier cities that could allow us to survive natural disasters, pandemics, and even a radiation calamity that drives us underground. -Annalee Newitz

My dad and I watched 'Amadeus' when I was 6, and I knew I wasn't going to be an engineer. -Sara Chase

As an undergraduate at Columbia, I went to the engineering school. I had a great deal of training in engineering and mathematics as well as subdiversified training. And then I went to the California Institute of Technology to do my Ph.D. in applied math. -Robert C. Merton

My parents wanted their daughters to reach their full potential. I joke that they said, 'We left our homeland so you could pursue your dreams – as long as you're a lawyer, a doctor, or an engineer.' -Dina Powell

My dad worked three jobs and was a teacher. My mother was a teacher's aid, making, like, $3 an hour. My father went on to get his master's and became active in all these minority engineering programs. And my mother started running for public office. All that happened after the kids were adults. But I'm insanely proud of them. -Robin Thede

We shifted our philosophy from being a computer mapping group that would support planners to the idea of building actual software that would be well engineered. Because at that time, our software was not well-engineered at all; it was basically built with project funding and for project work, largely by ourselves. -Jack Dangermond

I want to have all that scientific information that we're building be used in designing the future so that people who make geographic decisions – and here it's not just land-use planners, but it's everyone: foresters, transportation engineers, people who buy a house – can analyze all of these information layers and design a future. -Jack Dangermond

My father was an engineer working for a textile company that had several factories scattered in rural towns in the southern part of Japan. -Susumu Tonegawa

McAfee's No. 1 strength is that they have a fantastic R&D team, engineering, as well as research at the core of security: database threat management. -Renee James

I've always been a sucker for any technology engineered primarily for the entertainment of the human race – even such technology as has been disguised as 'useful' or 'improving' when we all know the real virtue lies in its ability to distract and divert. -Lynn Coady

I'm a fairly ordinary person – a lifelong reader, a former software engineer, and former math teacher. I come from a wonderful family of teachers, musicians, librarians, and engineers. I think I surprised them as well as my friends and coworkers when I took up writing as a hobby and let it take over my life! -Carol Berg

I should say that I usually have a good experience on Amtrak. Still, if Amtrak could replace electric horns with steam whistles, they could make big strides. A horn is a horn is a horn, but a steam whistle is a voice and a song. People used to know which engineer was running which engine based on the call of the whistle. -Brian Floca

What my father gave me more than anything else is great tutoring and a great brain, frankly. You know, my father's brother was a top person at MIT, went to MIT, graduated from MIT, was a teacher at MIT, a professor at MIT, a great engineer. I mean, you know, I have very good genes. -Donald Trump

On my mother's side, I come from Midlands engineers and, on my father's, from tenant farmers near Oxford. -John Sulston

My initial thoughts of becoming a lawyer changed in high school as I became more attracted to math and science and began talking about being an engineer. -Oliver E. Williamson

My first jobs after graduation in 1955 were as a project engineer for G.E. and later with the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., where I met and married my wife, Dolores Celini. -Oliver E. Williamson

My undergraduate years at the University of Nebraska were a special time in my life: the combination of partying and intellectual awakening that is what the undergraduate years are supposed to be. I went to the university with the goal of becoming an engineer; I had no concept that one could pursue science as a career. -Alan J. Heeger

I actually studied engineering in school – I have a degree in mechanical engineering. But, when I got out of school, instead of going to work as an engineer, I was in a band. -Mark Frauenfelder

My dad is from Panama; he came to the U.S. in 1971. He came to study chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. He thought he would go back, and then he met my mom here. I was born and mostly raised in Delaware. -Cristina Henriquez

Hackathons are these things where just all of the Facebook engineers get together and stay up all night building things. And, I mean, usually at these hackathons, I code too, just alongside everyone. -Mark Zuckerberg

We are two brothers: I am a doctor; my brother is an engineer. -Bassem Youssef

We haven't shed our engineering pragmatism, so we accomplish things in the simplest manner possible. It helps with budget, obviously. We're not getting rich off web video, and we're supporting two families with our income, so we need to keep as much of the budget to ourselves. -Rhett McLaughlin

In 1989, I retired from Bell Laboratories to become a full-time writer. Not that I didn't enjoy my engineering career, but rather I liked being a novelist just a bit better. -Dennis L. McKiernan

The 'science' in 'science fiction' isn't just physics and engineering. It can also be linguistics, anthropology, and psychology. -Ann Leckie

I love my dad and respect him and miss him, but I never hung around my father that much because my dad was a lawyer and engineer, and he really didn't understand what I was about. I was supposed to go to law school at UCLA – I was admitted – and instead of going to law school, I went on the road with a band. -Robert David Hall

I'll tell ya this: I come from an educated family. My father was an attorney representing blue collar workers, and my uncle was a chemical engineer… on my mom's side, all my uncles were engineers – all ten of them. -Joe Piscopo

My second or third year in the engineering department, I got very frustrated, and I sat down with myself and had a soul-searching conversation with myself and said, 'What I'd really like to do is see if I can write comedy.' … I moved to L.A. stone cold. Didn't know anybody; didn't know how to go about it. Really started from scratch. -Garry Shandling

I came in as an engineer and worked on artificial intelligence at Google. I worked on related sites and matching advertising to queries with some of our earliest ads. -Marissa Mayer

There has to be a drive to make the U.K. competitive in the motorcar industry or in the engineering industry. To do that, you have to give attention to the manufacturing sector. -Ratan Tata

You don't need to be an engineer or a tech person to benefit from technology. You can hire them. -Jay Samit

A successful entrepreneur is one who recognizes her blind spots. You may be the world's best engineer, but you probably have never run a 10-person sales force. You may be a brilliant marketer, but how do you structure a cap table? -Jay Samit

A report released by the Partnership for a New American Economy and the Partnership for New York City predicts that by 2018, there will be 800,000 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs in the United States that require a master's degree or higher – and only around 550,000 American-graduates with this training. -Marvin Ammori

The Startup Act should give all Americans, not just immigrants, a better shot at being tomorrow's engineers and entrepreneurs. And that opportunity could begin at a young age with education in computer programming. -Marvin Ammori

When you do a menu at a restaurant, you have to be the engineer of that menu. It has to be a crowd-pleaser. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

My dad and my mom convinced me to go into biomedical engineering because they said astronauts going to Mars will need life support systems. -Rony Abovitz

What we look for are people that are technically competent. You need a background in a scientific field, whether it's as a scientist, an engineer, medical doctor, or, you know, a person that's in the military with some kind of technical background. -Scott Kelly

Having a scriptable infrastructure requires upfront work but can pay huge dividends in bringing new engineers onto your infra team, as well as helping in disaster-recovery scenarios. -Mike Krieger

I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and from an early age was interested in technology and engineering. -Mike Krieger

I love that our engineers are first and foremost 'Instagram' users. -Mike Krieger

We need to be creative, on the cutting edge, challenged, and it's really hard going. It's relentless, and we're relentless, and we have a history of breaking engineers, producers. I mean, people come out of working with U2 and just go, 'I just don't know what's happened; it feels like a lifetime has passed by.' And that's just the way we work. -Larry Mullen, Jr.

Somehow we must reintegrate the scientific with the popular and reconnect the future to the present. This is less a job for scientists, engineers, bureaucrats, and administrators and more a job for novelists, moviemakers, popularizers, and politicians. -Newt Gingrich

A hacker is someone who uses a combination of high-tech cybertools and social engineering to gain illicit access to someone else's data. -John McAfee

I was one of the first practitioners of social engineering as a hacking technique, and today it is my only tool of use, aside from a smartphone – in a purely white hat sort of way. But if you don't trust me, then ask any reasonably competent social engineer. -John McAfee

Social engineering has become about 75% of an average hacker's toolkit, and for the most successful hackers, it reaches 90% or more. -John McAfee

A simple social engineering hack might involve leaving a thumb drive on the pavement close to the driver's door of a car. -John McAfee

We want Florida to be first for jobs, and we must have a skilled workforce to reach that goal. By investing in science, technology, engineering and math education, we are ensuring our students are prepared for the jobs of the future. Our teachers are essential to preparing our students. -Rick Scott

The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers. -Herbert Hoover

The engineer performs many public functions from which he gets only philosophical satisfactions. Most people do not know it, but he is an economic and social force. -Herbert Hoover

At 17, I went to Stanford University to study engineering. My time was occupied with the required reading and the extracurricular duties of managing the baseball and football teams and earning my way. -Herbert Hoover

I think most people don't know that I really write everything myself. No help. There's nobody in the studio except for me and the engineer. A lot of people don't think I'm a singer. They think I'm a rapper. -Kehlani

Juicero is the first company to make cold-pressed juice something that people can make themselves at home. The challenges to design and engineer a press that can deliver 8,000 pounds of force are tremendous. -Yves Behar

I wholeheartedly rejected anything remotely feminine but was not enthusiastic about anything masculine, either. I did not want to cook and have babies, and I did not want to be an engineer or a baseball player or a soldier or a politician or any of the myriad careers open mostly or solely to men. I wanted to be a poet. -Pamela Dean

Without mincing words or really embellishing anything… I consider Mike Alsbury the renaissance man. He could do it all. He was an engineer. He was a pilot. He worked well with others. He had a great sense of humor. I never heard him raise his voice or lose his cool. -Brian Binnie

I like to see people enjoy using my product. This is the mission of an engineer. -Barry Lam

If every sector of business and society will be driven by software – how does that get enabled? By highly-paid computer scientists funded by risk capital in Silicon Valley? Or by lots of engineers who can build it themselves? -Satya Nadella

For Israel to retain its amazing position as the largest concentration of high tech after Silicon Valley, we need more engineers and mathematicians. We have too many lawyers. -Naftali Bennett

The Israeli government has already established a fund to encourage young Arab women, specifically from the Bedouin community, to study engineering. We are funding their university studies and providing them with mentors who assist them with their studies and the job placement process. -Naftali Bennett

My laboratory and my obsession is about safety and building/engineering safety. It's not just a matter of saying we want the world to be safer; we have to create technology. -George M. Church

We will have to make a decision, as we go into new environments outside of earth, whether we want to drag along with us all our pathogens. We can, or we can't – it's up to us – but I consider that part of genome engineering is how we interact with the huge part of our genome which is our microbiome. -George M. Church

As part of our dedication to safety engineering in biology, we're trying to get better at creating physically contained test systems to develop something that eventually will be so biologically contained that we won't need physical containment anymore. -George M. Church

I'm an engineer, not a politician. -Edward Snowden

It's – the working class of San Francisco and the Bay Area is being pushed out of its old neighborhoods because of the skyrocketing cost of housing, and there's no real working class left because these are jobs for engineers and managers and designers – very smart people. -George Packer

You have to get out of your comfort zone in order to grow. And as an actor, you don't become Meryl Streep by doing the same type of comedy. You get there by being challenged. And unfortunately, there's a lack of roles for women of color, so you actually have to be the engineer creating some of those roles. -Octavia Spencer

As an engineer, you learn there is a solution to every problem. It may take you a while, but eventually you're going to find it. -Tony Cardenas

American citizens and communities should be free to choose where they would like to live and not be subject to federal neighborhood engineering at the behest of an overreaching federal government. -Paul Gosar

One of the ways a landfill engineer anywhere in the world earns bragging rights is if he can pour himself a glass of the leachate from his landfill and drink it. -Jeanne Marie Laskas

I realized mechanical engineering doesn't much lend itself to missionary work. -Tom Catena

Even when I was an engineer, I was a comic on my job. At birthday and holiday parties, I was the one scheduling and emceeing. If you work on your gift, and you're good, it will shine through. -Loni Love

I used to be an engineer, and I was the worst engineer in the United States of America. That's why I became a comic. -Loni Love

Being a former engineer, you learn to always go back, study yourself, see what you could've done differently, see what you could've said. -Loni Love

I think maths is the root of everything. If we understood every area of math, it would lead to improving our sense of science, physics, engineering, space travel… all those great things. Maths is a backbone for it. -Matt Haig

The Fuse is a solar energy station in orbit 22,000 miles above the earth. But it's more than just a big solar panel array. The Fuse is also home to Midway City, a technically illegal settlement that grew out of a bunch of engineers who decided they'd rather make a new life in space than return home to earth. -Antony Johnston

Anybody who ever left Microsoft to Amazon, we could count on them coming back within a year or two, because it's not a great place to work to do innovative stuff as an engineer. -Steve Ballmer

I can't imagine my life without books. My father was an electrical engineer, and my mother was a public school teacher. Books were an integral part of my childhood. -Randi Weingarten

I'd never thought about acting as a job. I was an engineer; I was in science and technology. I loved movies and television growing up, but I'd never thought about it as, 'Oh, that guy Denzel Washington is employed as an actor.' -Ato Essandoh

I was a chemical engineer in school. And, randomly, an ex-girlfriend dared me to do a play. -Ato Essandoh

In 2008, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for work done on a molecule called green fluorescent protein that was isolated from the bioluminescent chemistry of a jellyfish, and it's been equated to the invention of the microscope in terms of the impact that it has had on cell biology and genetic engineering. -Edith Widder

I've gone down several paths. I started school as an engineer, but underneath it all, I knew I wanted to use instruments, not build them. -Jidenna

I thought I had everything going for me. I wasn't listening to nobody. And my dad was like, 'Uh-uh, you can't make money from music. You have to be a doctor, a lawyer, engineer. Something that's going to do something for this world. Music doesn't do anything.' And I had to fight that, his passion, and fight the society that I was from. -Jidenna

I began my studies in a sound and electrical engineering program, but I ultimately created a major called 'Ritual Art.' -Jidenna

In August 1994, I was invited to have dinner with House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich. At that time, I was a senior engineer working for Martin Marietta Astronautics in Denver, where I had been responsible for inventing a new plan called 'Mars Direct.' -Robert Zubrin

When people have their own money at stake, it's a lot easier to find and settle on practical, no-nonsense solutions to engineering problems than is ever the case in the complex and endless deliberations of a government bureaucracy. -Robert Zubrin

My mother was a consulting dietician, and my father was a consulting engineer. -Kimbal Musk

There is a new hunger in the air for automotive design and looking to where automobiles are going in the future. Tesla will capture this through good design and engineering. -Franz von Holzhausen

If you're writing a novel, you can afford to see where the spirit takes you, but in terms of structure and engineering with a screenplay, you have to be quite pragmatic; otherwise, it will run away from you. -Jane Goldman

I immediately felt the need, back when I was a managing tech engineer, to attach myself to Nat Turner. And to research him and learn about him and try to find ways into his life that I could apply to my life. -Nate Parker

As a kid, I was less interested in the physical tinkering than thinking about what we would now call the physics, as opposed to the engineering. -Dean Kamen

I progressed through my schooling, undergraduate and graduate degrees, excited about math and science and engineering, but really didn't think about being an astronaut at that point. It was kind of unreachable. -Gregory H. Johnson

When I started flying, I realized how enjoyable it was, and flying became my main focus while engineering went on the back burner. -Gregory H. Johnson

They were two and a half decades in which Brazil had no capacity to invest in infrastructure. Just to give you an idea, in 1989, we had in Brazil about 50,000 project-engineering businesses. When I took office, there were just 8,000. Universities were no longer turning out engineers. -Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

I taught at the FBI for four decades – how to think outside of the box and deal with social engineering. -Frank Abagnale

There is no technology today that cannot be defeated by social engineering. -Frank Abagnale

I came out of the womb drawing on everything; I used to draw on my mother's white furniture and her white walls with her red lipstick and my pencils. Little did she know that would later materialize into me doing what I do now – I'm a painter as well and a micromechanical engineer. -Aldis Hodge

I was good at math and science, and it was expected that I would attend the University of Washington in Seattle and become an engineer. But by the time I was seventeen, I was ready to leave home, a decision my parents agreed to support if I could obtain a scholarship. MIT did not grant me one, but the University of Chicago did. -Robert Lucas, Jr.

Unless there is one master gene for yield, which I'm guessing there is not, engineering for yield will be very complex. It may happen eventually, but through the coming decades, we must assume that gene engineering will not be the answer to the world's food problems. -Norman Borlaug

My freshman year in college, I got a job working security. This was a high-tech building in Santa Clara, engineers coming in and out all the time. -Khaled Hosseini

I know only a few ways to take market share and drive new revenue. I can engineer better products and services, I can build better relationships with my customers and deliver a higher level of service, or I can give my customers a lower price. -Mark V. Hurd

ISIS' key social media-encrypted platform is Telegram, which is engineered by a Berlin-based tech company that can simply ignore the rulings of American federal judges as well as legislation passed by the U.S. Congress. -Peter Bergen

If you had asked me growing up what a stylist does or what a magazine editor does, I would have had no clue – how do you research something like that when you are a first-born child of an immigrant who only grew up knowing doctor, engineer, and lawyer as careers? -Eva Chen

Simple genome engineering of bacteria and yeast is just the beginning of the rise of the true biohackers. This is a community of several thousand people, with skill sets ranging from self-taught software hackers to biology postdocs who are impatient with the structure of traditional institutional lab work. -Ryan Bethencourt

We'll continue to heal human bodies through biotechnology but we'll also increasingly feed, clothe and house the world through bioengineered systems. Ultimately, there's no reason why live animals should be used in any part of our food or goods chain and we're working to make that a reality. -Ryan Bethencourt

I imagine a day, some time in the not too distant future when children and teenagers will be able to create their own genetically engineered machines, cure the diseases of the old and find new ways to build and extend the capabilities of humanity, moving from programming software to programing the physical world, through biology. -Ryan Bethencourt

I did not grow up thinking that I wanted to be an engineer. I had read some articles about girls becoming increasingly scientifically illiterate and that girls lacked confidence in their capabilities when it came to quantitative skills. And I just thought that was kind of wrong. -Aileen Lee

I lived in fear that other engineers would stop me in the street and ask me a math question, and I wouldn't know the answer. -Gurjeet Singh

As the number of people who work at Basecamp has grown, I've noticed places where we could use more features, like management, structure, and guidelines. I've also noticed places where we've overengineered ourselves and should pull back. -Jason Fried

Because we have a society that by and large is illiterate in these areas – science, math and engineering – what we do is a mystery to them, and they find it scary. And because of that, it creates easy opportunities for opponents of development, activist organizations, to manufacture fear. -Rex Tillerson

The STEM-related positions that U.S. industry needs to fill are not just for biochemists, biophysicists and engineers. -Rex Tillerson

Batley and Spen has a high proportion of people working in manufacturing, and we can boast the full range of industries, including high-skilled, precision engineering. We manufacture all sorts, from beds to biscuits and from carpets to lathes. We also have some of the best fish and chips in the country and some of the best curries in the world. -Jo Cox

The Lean Startup process builds new ventures more efficiently. It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the building to test those hypotheses, and agile engineering to build minimum viable products. -Steve Blank

For Customer Development to succeed, everyone on the team – from investor or parent company to engineers, marketers and founders – needs to understand and agree that the Customer Development process is different to its core. -Steve Blank

Michael Bloomberg has yet to get his due for engineering the New York entrepreneurial ecosystem. -Steve Blank

Panama is a country that's been dealing with issues of identity since its very birth. It was born on Wall Street. It was born out of engineering construction. It was the canal. Because of the canal, the country was born, so the country has been divided into pro-canal and against-canal people for so long. -Edgar Ramirez

I'm more of an engineer with a law degree than I am a lawyer with an engineering degree in terms of how I think. -Ken Cuccinelli

Our business model is primarily that of consulting, engineering, system integration, and managed services. -Azim Premji

We understand how to build and manage businesses that involve technology, engineering, and people at a large scale on a global platform. -Azim Premji

I was studying at Stanford University with two quarters left to go before receiving an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. Then, I got the telephone call from my mother. I had no choice. I went home, and I jumped into the company feet first, right from day one. There was no time to grieve my father. -Azim Premji

The West is not producing enough engineers. -Azim Premji

We get first-rate faculty members from the leading engineering and science institutes to train our people. -Azim Premji

Our nuclear scientists and engineers have done a splendid job, and naturally, the entire nation has risen to salute their professional excellence, discipline, and patriotism. They have had the benefit of having been led in the past by great men like Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

I'm the kid that tried to take Latin in school because I felt if I could understand the root of everything, then I could understand why it worked. That was what took me into engineering. And the reason I stayed is, engineering teaches you to solve problems. It teaches you to think. -Ginni Rometty

You can engineer change. -Ginni Rometty

Just because you started your careers in a certain role, let's say hardware engineering, does not mean you'll end your careers in hardware. -Ginni Rometty

I actually moved from engineering to acting. I think what's important is how talented and passionate you are. -Kriti Sanon

I am an engineer by profession, but I knew I wanted to act. My parents always encouraged me, and when my father shifted to Mumbai for work for a brief while, I came along. -Kriti Sanon

The journey from engineering to acting just happened. I guess some things are meant to be. -Kriti Sanon

I have seen extreme lows because of factors that were not in my hands – be it not having money to buy my first bike, dropping out of a prestigious engineering college without having a single rupee in my bank account, living with seven boys in a single-room kitchen in Mumbai, or eating nothing but khichdi every day. But I cherish all those moments. -Sushant Singh Rajput

I'm a trained engineer, so I'm conditioned to come up with a right answer to a difficult question, but when it comes to art, there is no definite answer because it's so subjective. -Sushant Singh Rajput

Frankly, I'm an actor right now because of Shah Rukh. When I was in school and even when studying engineering, I used to watch his films. -Sushant Singh Rajput

I come from a family of doctors and engineers, and everyone expected me to take up a similar career. That was the most natural thing to do! -Sushant Singh Rajput

I remember when the results of the All India Engineering exams came out. I ranked 7th. I even got a scholarship. But it was during the sixth semester of my engineering course that I decided to call it quits and pursue acting seriously. -Sushant Singh Rajput

I was the youngest child and the only son. I was expected to shine in academics. It seemed like too big a risk to take up cricket as a career. I thought I had to live up to my family's expectations. So I chose to be an engineer. -Sushant Singh Rajput

As software engineers trained to turn ambiguity into absolutes and fuzzy requirements into ones and zeros, we had a 'eureka' moment when we realized that our training had broader, real-world applications. -Walter O'Brien

The California Science Center is a cornerstone in California's push to educate and encourage students to reach their full potential and to pursue careers in science and engineering. -Walter O'Brien

I am having nothing to do with this so-called civil rights bill. The liberal left-wingers have passed it. Now let them employ some pinknik social engineers in Washington, D.C., to figure out what to do with it. -George Wallace

Despite the never-ending debate on the question of the role of government in America, there's been a strong tradition of protecting our undisputed, important natural treasures or taking on great common engineering challenges. -Walt Mossberg

We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics. -Katherine Johnson

I knew a lot of black scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, and female mathematicians and engineers, women of all backgrounds. So this idea that anyone could be an engineer, a mathematician, or whatever, was something that I had grown up with and thought was really normal. -Margot Lee Shetterly

Katherine Johnson actually integrated the public university in West Virginia. And Mary Jackson had to petition state courts to be allowed to attend an all-white college to get the qualifications needed to become an engineer. At every turn, these women were involved in the Second World War, the Cold War, the civil rights movement. -Margot Lee Shetterly

Five of my father's seven siblings made their bones as engineers or technologists, and some of his best buddies – David Woods, Elijah Kent, Weldon Staton – carved out successful engineering careers at Langley. -Margot Lee Shetterly

Our next-door neighbour taught physics at Hampton University. Our church abounded with mathematicians. Supersonics experts held leadership positions in my mother's sorority, and electrical engineers sat on the board of my parents' college alumni associations. -Margot Lee Shetterly

My dad worked with Mary Jackson very closely at one point. I knew Katherine Johnson as well. They were all part of this group of black engineers and scientists within this larger NASA community. -Margot Lee Shetterly

California is an easy place to be an Asian woman engineer. -Yi So-Yeon

I was working as a software engineer in Infosys. I quit because I lost interest in it. I had a group of friends who wanted to make it big in films, and that's when the audition for 'Malarvady Arts Club' happened. I got selected, and it opened the doors to my dream world. -Nivin Pauly

I interned at NASA for five years, and I grew up in Cape Canaveral, and my grandfather was an engineer on the Mercury capsule, and my grandmother was a software engineer. I literally grew up playing on the Mercury capsule prototypes. -Allison Schroeder

You want to have a good cake? Get two engineers to build it. -Allison Schroeder

I studied economics. I studied industrial engineering. It wasn't until later, when I was around 26, that I really decided to go to film school. -Raoul Peck

What makes Silicon Valley really work? It's a unique combination of great educational institutions – especially at Stanford – that generate engineers and a culture that starts companies. -John T. Chambers

At Cisco, we are moving to collaboration teams, groups coming together that represent sales, engineering, finance, legal, etc. And we're training leaders to think across silos. -John T. Chambers

We'll have a sales leader go run engineering. A lawyer go run business development. A business development leader go run our consumer operations. We're going to train a generalist group of leaders who know how to learn and operate in collaboration teamwork. I think that's the future of leadership. -John T. Chambers

I was a very good student. But I didn't have the latitude to study more. I was never allowed to do anything cross-disciplinary. Why can't an engineering student learn physics? -Shiv Nadar

My colleagues and I were engineers who worked for DCM's calculator division. These electronic calculators used digital integrated circuits, and then they started using chips. The advanced versions of those chips were used for programmable calculators, which were the forerunners of PCs. -Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar University has five schools with 16 departments offering 14 undergraduate, 10 master's and 13 doctoral programmes. The demand for engineering courses – computer science, engineering, electronics, communication engineering, mechanical engineering – is slightly on the higher side compared to other engineering courses. -Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar University was established in 2011, and our first batch graduated in 2015. The first batch mostly had engineering courses and a B.Sc. programme in Mathematics. -Shiv Nadar

When I got started in my own engineering course, my interest in physics and maths was very high. After all, engineering is all about applied maths and physics. If I were to learn anything further in physics or mathematics, it simply was not there. -Shiv Nadar

An 18-year-old is good enough for our business, and we can teach them engineering in two years. -Shiv Nadar

As an engineer, I learned that a long time ago: you don't want to get into a rational discussion about irrational subjects. -Shahid Khan

Elon Musk wins you over with his elegant mastery of engineering, be it for the rocket or the car. But what blew my socks off was when our conversation veered way off topic. We started musing about whether it was possible we all lived in the matrix, and Musk still had deep knowledge. -Steve Jurvetson

One very interesting framework for a company to succeed over time – beyond just business logic and analytics – is, do they have a reason why the best graduates in engineering programs will flock to them versus competitors? -Steve Jurvetson

I personally think there's going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering, because when the data is all being spit out for you, options are being spit out for you, you need a different perspective in order to have a different view of the data. -Mark Cuban

We judge economics by what it can produce. As such, economics is rather more like engineering than physics: more practical than spiritual. -Robert J. Shiller

It's man's work. My dad was gone at 4:30 in the morning and home at 8 at night, and he worked underground, and the last mine he worked in was 26 inches high in a lot of places. He liked the engineering of it – he liked the moving the earth and being able to extract something and put it back for reclamation. He enjoyed the whole process. -Chris Stapleton

Jobs offshoring began with manufacturing, but the rise of the high-speed Internet made it possible to move offshore tradable professional skills, such as software engineering, information technology, various forms of engineering, architecture, accounting, and even the medical reading of MRIs and CT-Scans. -Paul Craig Roberts

Growth hackers are typically computer engineers that build great marketing ideas into the product during the development process. -Ryan Holiday

Virality is not an accident. It is engineered. And that's why growth hackers beat traditional marketers. -Ryan Holiday

The hardest thing as somebody who does both is – and I'm very serious as an actor, and I consider myself very serious as a musician, engineer, music artist – is learning that it's OK to be versatile. -Kat Graham

I started off as a recording engineer and a beatmaker. I was this skater kid that would skateboard to auditions, and then I would use the money I'd make and buy a bunch of equipment and make a bunch of beats. I still am that kid, just with a little more money. -Kat Graham

I used to be a computer engineer, and I can make really good code, and we can make systems that work really well, and we can make the application a great experience, but when you have to translate bits to atoms, you need folks who are used to working with city governments, with state governments, and so I like to say we're in a political campaign. -Travis Kalanick

I'm an engineer by trade, and what engineers do is they go and build, and they don't think a lot about storytelling. -Travis Kalanick

Don't bring on the design engineers too soon. One of the worst things you can do in the early phases of a project is to bring on a bunch of detailed design engineers and then not give them clear direction and close supervision. -Bruce Pittman

The deep learning techniques, while relatively easy to learn, are quite foreign to traditional engineering modalities. It takes a different mindset and a relaxation of the presumption of control. The practitioners are like magi, sequestered from the rest of a typical engineering process. -Steve Jurvetson

I'm trying to break away from doing covers or from being considered only as a YouTube star. I'm a singer, songwriter, sound engineer, and producer. -William Singe

Some people would say, 'Nah, he's just a YouTube kid.' But I sing, play instruments; I can mix, master, and engineer – all those stuff. -William Singe

I learned everything about business and about music and stuff from being a second engineer. -Jimmy Iovine

Dre's from Compton, I'm from Brooklyn, and we both wanted to make a better life for ourselves, right? And we both – somehow, we're both recording engineers, that's how we got our break. -Jimmy Iovine

All I ever really work for is to be a really good engineer, a good producer, a good executive, good in the world of Beats. That's power to me. -Jimmy Iovine

I want broadband to grow, more mobile devices available, particularly in underprivileged communities. I want STEM education to go ahead and fund the next generation of engineers. -Chris Sacca

To me, as A&R people and as managers, we're in the business of finding talent. It's no different than working with these engineers who just want to make good products. -Troy Carter

I'm actually an engineer. -Mary Lou Jepsen

I didn't want to be an electrical engineer. But I did want to go to college. And they said they'd help me pay for it if I'd major in electrical engineering. -Mary Lou Jepsen

USNA had a great engineering school, which was one of my interests, and I knew I would benefit from the great discipline and accountability that Navy provides. -David Robinson

When you're an engineer, you want to analyze things a lot. But if you believe that the most important data points are people, then you have to make conclusions in relatively short order. Because you want to push the people who are doing great. And you want to either develop the people who are not or, in a worst case, they need to be somewhere else. -Tim Cook

We need more leaders in Washington who will do more with less – and that's how we engineer real change. -Ron Estes

I'm an electrical engineer. Honestly, I think we have too many lawyers in Washington. Maybe we need some more engineers. They're trained to solve problems, and we can actually do math, which is a desperately needed skill back there. -Greg Gianforte

A lot of these kids have gone to Montana State University and become engineers, but they go to work for Boeing in Seattle. They would have stayed if there had been a job here. -Greg Gianforte

The blockchain concept was pioneered within the context of crypto-currency Bitcoin, but engineers have imagined many other ways for distributed ledger technology to streamline the world. Stock exchanges and big banks, for example, are looking at blockchain-type systems as trading settlement platforms. -Anthony Scaramucci

I left my cushy job as an engineer in New Delhi in 2008 to pursue acting in Mumbai. I figured roles will start pouring in as soon as I landed in the city, but my bubble burst quickly. -Arfi Lamba

The energy in Silicon Valley is because of the very talented engineers immigrating from around the world, especially Indians and Chinese. They are the best engineers, and Japan doesn't have enough of them. -Masayoshi Son

Indian software engineers are the best in the world; even in Silicon Valley, the best software engineers are Indians. -Masayoshi Son

The technical side of Ethereum's efficacy is 100% an engineering exercise. -Vitalik Buterin

I think I wanted to be a doctor. In Iran, the engineering and medical professions are worshipped. My father very much wanted me to be a doctor. I was certainly eager to please as a young man – as a kid, I should say. -Dara Khosrowshahi

Introduced in the 1960s, multitasking is an engineering strategy for making computers more efficient. Human beings are the slowest elements in a system. -Ellen Ullman

After my schooling, I was not thrilled by the idea of treading the usual doctor-engineer line. I wanted to pursue something artistic, and I was good at drawing. The options before me were architecture, fashion, and interior designing. -Keerthy Suresh

I knew I wanted to be an engineer, but I didn't know what type of engineer. I chose electrical engineering primarily because it was the hardest one to get into. It's ridiculous when I think about it now, but it worked out OK. -Steve Mollenkopf

If you were a new guy at ILM, they put you on the night crew – my shift was from 7 P.M. to about 5 A.M. In my free time, I was working on an idea with my older brother, a software engineer getting his doctorate at the University of Michigan. Ultimately, it developed into Photoshop. -John Knoll

My role at Lockheed Martin puts me in contact with extraordinary leaders in many fields – from science and engineering to philanthropy and government. And since we also work closely with our nation's armed forces, we tend to reflect a lot on leadership and how we can inspire successful teamwork, cooperation, and partnerships. -Marillyn Hewson

You may not know it now, if you studied communications or engineering, law or medicine, business or classics: you're a storyteller, too. -Bonnie Hammer

I don't know what country's willing to export – for free – the computer scientists, engineers, doctors. It's hard to me to understand. -Luis Videgaray Caso

The best engineered organisms can outpace others, even if they start smaller or later. -Fred Ehrsam

Here is what the world looked like in 2000… there were no plug and play solutions for ecommerce/warehouse management and customer service that could scale… which means that we had to employ 40+ engineers. Cloud computing did not exist, which means that we had to have a server farm and several IT people to insure that the site did not go down. -Julie Wainwright

Mark Zuckerberg has never really had pressure put on him. He's an engineer, and he's created this perfect system that is Facebook, and he's always been concerned about the internal beauty and logic of this creation that he's created. I don't think that the human implications of what he's created have often been apparent to him. -Franklin Foer

If one engineer at a startup tries Slack and says, 'I hate it. I am not going to use this,' that's it for us. We won't get evaluated. -Stewart Butterfield

We can engineer a building and design a building with least reliance on active machinery to make it inhabitable. -Bjarke Ingels

So much of the bitterness that the term 'McCarthyism' evokes refers to the probe begun in New Jersey in the summer of 1953 – both in the laboratories of Fort Monmouth and in the surrounding communities of Red Bank and Belmar, where some of the best scientists and engineers in America worked. -David Oshinsky

Because Facebook can't exist without AI, it needs all its engineers to build with it. -Steven Levy

I can't forget the scene in 'My Night at Maud's' when the very pious engineer in the business suit decides to sit on Maud's bed while she is lying under the covers with only a T-shirt on, determined to seduce him. -Andre Aciman

After I graduated Star City school, I entered to the Tambov Military School of Pilots because I really wanted to be a pilot, and in Russia, it's one of the steps of how you make a career as a cosmonaut. You have to be a military pilot or an engineer. -Sergey Volkov

In most science-fiction pictures, the black guy is either an engineer or a radio operator, and he is the first guy killed – gone from the movie. -Joe Morton

I went to college and did advanced electronical engineering, not really knowing what I wanted to do. It bored me to death, so I dropped out. -Michael Bisping

When I went home at 20 to tell my parents, 'I don't want to be an engineer, I want to try and write books,' I was braced for, 'That's not gonna happen.' But I didn't get that response, and maybe it was because of my dad's experience of having an artistic dream and having to put it aside. -Michael Connelly

For millennia, men have enslaved women and attempted to appropriate female creative power, re-casting themselves as gods and creators. This assault continues today in the forms of ruthless wealth and mineral extraction, genetic engineering, mass surveillance, and war mongering. -Anohni

The decision to join Stripe and run 'Increment' was a pretty easy one for me: It was an opportunity to be impactful, to collect and share best practices from the most effective engineering teams in the world. 'Increment' is a step toward flattening the distance between the Silicon Valley elite and developers everywhere. -Susan Fowler

'Product life' is measured in months, not years, and as soon as you introduce a 'product,' understand that others in your business are going to reverse engineer it to duplicate the results after they circumnavigate the patents, the trademarks, and the intellectual property. -Michael Gerber

The notion of superhumans is using bioengineering and artificial intelligence to upgrade human abilities. If they use the power to change themselves, to change their own minds, their own desires, then we have no idea what they will want to do. -Yuval Noah Harari

At the Facebook engineering level are some of the smartest people I've ever worked with. -Antonio Garcia Martinez

Nvidia's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, is an engineer and a chip designer. He cofounded Nvidia and still runs it like a startup. -Daniel Lyons

Nobody ever imagined how quickly the Android mobile-phone platform would take off – not even Andy Rubin, the Silicon Valley engineer who created it. -Daniel Lyons

For the longest time, computers have been associated with work. Mainframes were for the Army, government agencies, and then large companies. Workstations were for engineers and software programmers. PCs were initially for other white-collar jobs. -Om Malik

In our firm's earliest days, our understanding of the power of great software engineering and quantitative analytics helped Citadel stand out. -Kenneth C. Griffin

Did you know that da Vinci was a painter, polymath, engineer, architect, biologist, and writer all rolled into one? He drew sketches of helicopters at a time when they weren't even invented! -Pranav Mistry

I can proudly say Galaxy Gear is a design statement, an engineering marvel, and something that really redefines tomorrow. -Pranav Mistry

Nobody just leaves medical school, especially given it's fiercely competitive to get in. But I had a sister who was a doctor, another who was a pharmacist, a brother who was an engineer. So my parents already had sensible children who would be able to make an actual living, and I think they felt comfortable sacrificing their one strange child. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Being interested in science and engineering is not a male quality. -Emily Calandrelli

Sometimes, when you are one of only a couple of girls in an engineering class, you feel like you are representing women in general. That is a large burden to bear. -Emily Calandrelli

Because of engineering, I have been able to experience things I never thought I would be able to do as an undergraduate. -Emily Calandrelli

In high school, I didn't realize that science or engineering were male-dominated fields. When I got to college, and I was one of two girls in a 50-person class, that's when I realized that this was a unique decision I had made as a girl to go into engineering. -Emily Calandrelli

'Rocket Boys,' for one reason or the other, just happened to strike a chord across country and across world, maybe because it's set in a little coal-mining town. That's why NASA likes it – most of the engineers come from towns very similar. -Homer Hickam

My dad is an electrical engineer. So he was always very focused on, you know, teaching his daughters about, you know, science, math, technology. None of us actually became engineers for our careers, but I always had that exposure when I was young, and I just loved playing computer games. -Kristen Soltis Anderson

I spent my childhood trying to express myself, and I was not very good at it. In my town, most kids would take up engineering or medicine or something else, but acting was not an option. -Harshvardhan Rane

There are people from lots of different fields in my department. In my lab, they come from computer science, education, psychophysics, psychology, music – and we all work together, and it feels very comfortable. All the careers I've had have been interdisciplinary; working in a studio is like being an engineer and a musician and a therapist. -Daniel Levitin

I studied B.Sc electronics to be an engineer and later did masters in communication and advertising. I loved engineering for what it could accomplish to make our lives easier. But, I realised that it was not my passion. -R. Madhavan

Whether it's with my engineers in the team, my home life, or my friends, I don't like things to get complicated – and one good example would be the steering wheel in my Mercedes Formula 1 car. -Lewis Hamilton

I don't drive by the seat of my pants and happen to win races. I work very hard to interpret the data and drive a certain way. My engineers have confidence in me, and more often than not, when I tell them what I need or what I am feeling with the car, it's right. -Lewis Hamilton

I became an engineer because I believe in the power of technology to enrich our lives. -Craig Federighi

The engineering, analytics, design, testing, and delivery behind our products offer some of the hardest engineering and business challenges in the world. As we've brought our franchises into eSports and moved to digital delivery, it's become even more complex and exciting – which, in turn, has allowed us attract even more top talent. -Bobby Kotick

At VMware, the engineers worked very closely with our customers, closely with the field, and it was exciting for everyone. So, one of things I did here at Google when I arrived was to combine sales, marketing, engineering, and product. -Diane Greene

I hope to continue to inspire our nation's youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math so they, too, may reach for the stars. -Ellen Ochoa

We set out to reinvent the whole business class experience. We went back to re-engineer everything we had thought about and made sleep a priority. -Oscar Munoz

Indian-Americans are physicians, engineers, CEOs, professors, teachers, entrepreneurs. They are a vital part of the United States' economic and social fabric. Because of this long history, the bonds among our people and our cultures will remain strong. -Henry Paulson

I am suspicious of career engineers, people that plan it out every step of the way. -Henry Paulson

The advice I used to give to engineers I hired was, 'Don't eat the pizza.' Sometimes when you walk into these high-pressure environments, it's, like, doughnuts everywhere and all these little cakes. -Harper Reed

America is home to the best researchers, advanced manufacturers, and entrepreneurs in the world. There is no reason we cannot lead the planet in manufacturing solar panels and wind turbines, engineering the smart energy grid, and inspiring the next great companies that will be the titans of a new green energy economy. -Brad Schneider

I was an engineering student and spent a lot of time in the library, and no one applauds when you finish your calculations. -Andre Braugher

People go to work at Wall Street firms to make a lot of money. They may not love what they are doing, but the punishing hours and travel are incredibly well-compensated. By contrast, the engineers at technology firms do believe that they can change how we all live. -Richard Edelman

If you want to work in engineering and to have an impact that's global, come work in the aerospace sector. -Dennis Muilenburg

You're no longer the engineer or the physicist or the writer – you're the whistleblower. -Susan Fowler

I was a geek and had long hair. Life changed when I joined engineering in Manipal. I joined a group of 7 friends. From then, my journey was simply beautiful, and I cherish it to this date. -Rajeev Suri

During my engineering days, I learnt to value diversity, not to take shortcuts in life. -Rajeev Suri

I didn't dream that I would become the CEO of the company when I joined as a systems marketing engineer back in 1995. Sometimes, I don't really reconcile to it; it's a bit of an odd sensation which is under the surface. -Rajeev Suri

There is a misperception among job seekers that opportunities for women in tech exist only for those with coding or engineering experience. To be sure, technology firms do need women with these skills, but they also need women with expertise in other areas, like marketing and finance. -Gillian Tans

The Hyperloop One Global Challenge started as a call to action for innovators, engineers, trailblazers, and dreamers around the world who shared our vision of creating a new mode of transportation. The Global Challenge became a movement of thousands of people from more than 100 countries over six continents. -Shervin Pishevar

How do we encourage a lot more girls to pursue science, technology, and engineering careers? By casting droves of women in STEM jobs today in movies and on TV. -Geena Davis

I'm an electrical engineer, and when I first started out, there was nobody who looked like me out there. I worked at Qualcomm, and I remember coming into meeting rooms, and I could never get the floor. I could never get my opinion across. -Peggy Johnson

I spent almost 25 years at Qualcomm before joining Microsoft, so in a sense, I grew up at one company. During that time, I made a very big shift from the engineering side to the business side. -Peggy Johnson

I attended a high school with more than 4,000 students and met with a guidance counselor only once during my four-year stint. Despite my clear strengths in science and math, my counselor's advice was to pursue a degree in business. A career in engineering was never encouraged nor, in fact, ever mentioned. -Peggy Johnson

As a college freshman with an on-campus job, I was delivering paperwork to the engineering department one day. There, I encountered two department assistants whose faces lit up with the hope that I was a prospective student. I hadn't come there to enroll, but their reactions piqued my interest. -Peggy Johnson

Over the course of my career as an engineer-turned-tech evangelist, I've had the privilege of travelling the world and seeing the extraordinary impact of mobile on people and communities across a broad range of cultures and socio-economic strata. In many ways, mobile is a democratizing force. It empowers us. It inspires us. It extends our reach. -Peggy Johnson

We have such a huge demand for engineers in this country, both male and female. We need to find a way to do a better sales job on these young girls so we can get them interested in a field that is very rewarding. -Peggy Johnson

Rather than engineering our economies solely to maximise GDP, Africa's business and political leaders must build economies explicitly designed to end poverty and inequality. -Winnie Byanyima

'Make in India' is great, but 'Make It Happen in India' is even greater. Make It Happen in India is more than manufacturing. It's about training, about education, about societal development and automation and engineering. -Joe Kaeser

There is no business in the world – I don't care what it is, whether it's I.T. or manufacturing – that does not have what I may refer to as a blended resource base. You have high-end work. You have engineering work. You have some local knowledge you require. Then, you have some very low-cost work to be done. -Anand Mahindra

Being tied down to a pre-med or engineering track would have slotted me into a very narrow group. Being a young filmmaker allowed me to explore many areas of life and many kinds of people. -Anand Mahindra

I believe that tax dollars used to create a new school of engineering for Florida State University, when there is already a successful partnership in place with Florida A&M University, is counterproductive to increasing engineering graduates. -Corrine Brown

Reverse-engineer Hollywood is how I think of it. All the social-media stars are going in the back door, and everyone's trying to get in the front – there's a line outside. And then everyone's trying to sneak around back, but then there's security, you know? That's an analogy, I guess. -Jake Paul

I've always focused on technology and growth and don't have the core competency to do liability management – I'm a mechanical engineer. -Tulsi Tanti

There's a lot of knowledge in civil engineering about how soils will react when subjected to heavy loads. When you take lightweight vehicles and granular soils of varying composition, it's a very complex modeling process. -Karl Iagnemma

Some refugees will find it relatively easy to find jobs. A university-educated Syrian civil engineer arriving in Munich will need to learn some German, but once this is done, he or she is unlikely to have to wait too long before employers come knocking. -Jose Angel Gurria

When, as an individual, you are not paying taxes, it is evasion. As a corporate, it is legal shrewdness or tax engineering. -Jose Angel Gurria

When you work at Google and tell these engineers that their skill set is relevant to somebody in Iran who doesn't have access to information in their country or the rest of the world, it really inspires them to want to do something about it. There is a genuine altruism that exists at this company, and that's why I'm here and not anywhere else. -Jared Cohen

In 2009, when I was Health Minister, we re-engineered our business processes to examine the weaknesses and opportunities in our health system. Following that exercise, we established a public health emergency management system from national to district level to prevent and provide rapid response to outbreaks. -Tedros Adhanom

As an engineer by training, turning down the offer – getting to lead Ericsson, one of Sweden's greatest companies – is impossible. -Borje Ekholm

One does not read a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks with hopes that it will grant him a career in engineering; he does so because poetry helps him see something in the world that he might not have seen before. -Clint Smith

I was going to be a chemical engineer – I was a science nerd – that was the plan. I secretly applied to USC and NYU and got a scholarship to go to NYU based on a dumb animated short I made. It was a huge shock to me and my family. -Jon Watts

Tech companies are famous for providing freedom for engineers to customize their environments & experiment with new tools… allowing for this freedom helps creativity and productivity. -Alex Stamos

I loved school, was an exceptional student, and found a passion for math and science that led me to Vanderbilt University, where I discovered the world of electrical engineering. I did well in college, loved the work I was doing, and soon found myself climbing the corporate ladder after graduation. I was one of the lucky ones. -Kimberly Bryant

For me, as a woman in one of the less diverse fields – electrical engineering, which is what I studied in college – it was hard to persist and really build a career. Some of the things I experienced were really scary, and they weren't experiences that I wanted for my daughter. -Kimberly Bryant

My first introduction to computers and computer programming came during my freshman year of college. I majored in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science, so I learned during my required courses at Vanderbilt University. -Kimberly Bryant

If I understood the great opportunities that are available to women and underrepresented minorities in the field of tech I would have made the transition from traditional engineering to the technology field much earlier in my career. -Kimberly Bryant

I had been tracked from grades 1 through 12 in an accelerated program in the public school system in Memphis and had done well in math and science classes. When I was getting ready for college, my guidance counselors suggested I look into engineering. -Kimberly Bryant

I had originally wanted to be a lawyer. Even when I went to college and majored in engineering, I still thought I'd get a law degree. Then I started taking electrical engineering classes where I saw some of the innovation happening around computers and solid-state technology in the mid '80s. -Kimberly Bryant

I grew up in a close-knit community where I was expected to excel, and it was a different experience when I got to the university. There were very few students of color, and those numbers were extremely low in the school of engineering. -Kimberly Bryant

Probably, if I created a venture fund, I would create a firm with virtual services not too different from the a16z model, but without employing people. So I would get CPOs, engineering talent, marketing people who wanted to be involved with the venture fund and provide services. -Peter Levine

I'm fearless when it comes to engineering and motors and gears and pulleys and glass and artwork. -Douglas Trumbull

Every movie presents unusual challenges, and I like solving the problems with a combination of artwork and engineering. -Douglas Trumbull

My personal experience with companies in the PayPal ecosystem taught me that a superb engineering culture is indispensable to building a winning business. -Joe Lonsdale

I think Pixar's done an amazing job integrating art and science. They really get this idea that art and engineering work side by side. -Joe Gebbia

If you don't share information among your startup's team, then it'll be just about a coincidence if product, marketing, and engineering are ever aligned. Those odds are too low to succeed. -Sallie Krawcheck

My parents were engineers. In the 1970s, they came to the United States as refugees from Uganda. Seeing everything this country did for my family inspired me to want to give back through public service. -Reshma Saujani

Rightly or wrongly, for better or worse, valuation is a very important tool for recruiting – particularly in the markets for software engineering, where the market is really tight. -Parker Conrad

Every time I can find another engineer to add to the Chrome OS platform, I'm going to hire him. -Patrick Pichette

Most scientific or engineering discoveries would never become successful products without contributions from other scientists or engineers. Every major invention is the child of far-flung parents who may never meet. -Vaclav Smil

When I came out of Stanford, I looked at my brilliant classmates, who were going into Wall Street high finance, Silicon Valley, advanced engineering, and I said to myself, 'Jeff, go into an industry where nobody can add.' -Jeff Bewkes

In the early days, it was enough for Imgur to have a team that was focused on building product and engineering. But I realized early on if we were going to be successful, we needed someone who would be a bridge between the company and community. -Alan Schaaf

I have to feel like my grandmother was my first mix engineer. -Big K.R.I.T.

I wouldn't say you can engineer viral. But there is viral content that comes from dense communities. -John Cabrera

We must continue as in millennia past, nourishing the future as we feed ourselves and, each year, plant only the very best of what we have collectively engineered. -Hope Jahren

When I went to school, it was to be an electrical engineer. I graduated with a degree in industrial management and worked in trucking for a couple of years. Then I decided that I was bored with the trucking industry and that I would go back to graduate school. -Jeryl Prescott

In nature, there is no separation between design, engineering, and fabrication; the bone does it all. -Neri Oxman

Nature is a brilliant engineer and builder. It knows how to create seashells that are twice as strong as the most resistant ceramics human beings can manufacture, and it produces silk fibers five times stronger than steel. Nature also knows how to create multipurpose forms. -Neri Oxman

I object to the hegemony of form in contemporary architecture. We have very advanced technological tools, but ultimately, we create buildings exactly like we used to before: We send the drawings to an engineer and let him struggle with figuring out how to build it. -Neri Oxman

So many young black women love science, technology, engineering, and maths. But that's not the widely held image of the kind of person who likes those things. -Letitia Wright

Television shows are not like cars or operating systems, and they are not best made by engineers or coders in the same assembly line manner as consumer products which need to be of uniform size, shape, and quality. -John Landgraf

I don't have to be an engineer to understand we need female engineers. -Bozoma Saint John

As a first-generation American, my parents expected that I would go on to have pretty tactical higher-education-type jobs – doctor, lawyer, engineer. Those were the three options. My dad was not at all open to the idea that there would not be a higher education in my future. -Bozoma Saint John

We will employ almost every strategy and hustle in any possible way to recruit top engineers to our team. -Charles Best

After 14 years of running as someone who had never written a line of code, I did do a three-month night school course. After all these years, I could at least speak some of the same vocabulary and have a first-hand appreciation for what my colleagues on the engineering team are doing. -Charles Best

Being a CEO requires a specific skill set, and a background in engineering equips individuals with the ability to plan logically and make decisions that fit properly within the context of the business. -Dinesh Paliwal

Engineering has proven to be one of the most fruitful tracks of study in the job market, as the skills and training developed by an engineering program are far more versatile than many believed. -Dinesh Paliwal

Civil engineers build bridges. Electrical engineers, power grids. Software engineers, apps. From the engineers who created the Great Pyramids to the engineers who are designing and developing tomorrow's autonomous vehicles, these visionaries and their tangible creations are inextricably linked. -Dinesh Paliwal

I know firsthand that the characteristics of a great engineer – problem-solving skills, a deep understanding of technology, and a results-driven mindset – are the exact same things that any executive, in any industry, must have in order to succeed. -Dinesh Paliwal

Problem-solving is essential to engineering. Engineers are constantly on the lookout for a better way to do things. -Dinesh Paliwal

All leading brands started with and still possess the DNA of innovation and creativity, but it is often limited to one or two areas such as design or engineering. For a company to prosper, it must inject this innovative spirit into every aspect of the business. -Dinesh Paliwal

James Cameron has always been one of my favorite filmmakers. The first 'Terminator' is such a phenomenal film. It's not just that, though – he's also a very interesting person, James Cameron. It's fascinating to talk to him about science and engineering. -Giovanni Ribisi

'Twenty Thousand Hertz' investigates the role of audio professionals in our daily lives, from the engineering that ensures a car door closes with that reassuring finality to the Foley artists of Hollywood who synthesise the sounds of marine life using old kitchen equipment gathered at the pound shop. -David Hepworth

I'm very attracted to schematic structures. My brother is a chemical engineer, he has a very mathematical mind, and he's also a visual artist. I think we have a lot in common. And my first film had a very tight structure, narratively. -Jeremy Podeswa

Everything that wasn't invented by God is invented by an engineer. -Prince Philip

When I was in India, I felt like being a full-time chef was a very unique career path. It was quite the contrast from the traditional fields like engineering and medicine and not necessarily considered a full time profession. -Maneet Chauhan

Science, engineering, and technology have transformed the infrastructure of the modern world and have a vital role to play at the heart of policy making. -Mark Walport

There is a particular set of values commonly associated with being professional. Experience, expertise, trustworthiness, wisdom, and good judgement are all attributes aspired to by senior professional people, be they doctors, engineers, lawyers, civil servants, or the clergy. -Mark Walport

Science, engineering, and technology discovers and invents new ways of doing things – but it doesn't dictate how we should do them. -Mark Walport

Medical engineering is one of the areas in which the traditional 'silo' structures of university disciplines have not encouraged collaboration. -Mark Walport

A country without engineering skill and knowledge will never become a developed country. -Mahathir Mohamad

The biggest lesson I've learned is that hurt people hurt people, and kindness is just as contagious. So if you can focus your efforts on engineering kindness, it will prevail. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

We need to eliminate hate speech. We need to do our part to really engineer kindness on our digital platforms. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

Bumble is about equality. We are reverse-engineering traditional societal norms. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

I did not want to be an engineer or be in information technology, and my parents were supportive of my decision. -Roshni Nadar

My father, a math professor in Hong Kong, worked as an electrical engineer here. My mother was an art teacher, but once we came to the United States, she went back to school and became certified as a special-education teacher. -Clara Shih

Even smaller companies are putting resources behind their analytics teams in the same way they put resources behind engineering and product teams. There are some great tools out there that allow even tiny businesses to use data effectively. -Hilary Mason

I decided that since I was trying to teach 'style' of thinking in science and engineering, and 'style' is an art, I should therefore copy the methods of teaching used for the other arts – once the fundamentals have been learned. -Hilary Mason

You can't back-engineer a brand. -Joanna Coles

Selling books is hard to engineer. -Robin Sloan

We believe we can put out the best products if our engineering workforce has the same characteristics as our user. -Lars Rasmussen

There are two different ways of writing a novel. The first I call the traditional father way, when the novelist slightly situates himself or herself above the text and knows what each and every character is going to do. It's a bit like engineering. I've never felt close to that tradition. I like the second way, which relies a bit more on intuition. -Elif Safak

I'm happy to have a job. I play a little, write a little, perform some. It's not like it's an engineered, well-manufactured plan or anything. I just do what I do. -Leon Russell

Algorithms learn by being fed certain images, often chosen by engineers, and the system builds a model of the world based on those images. If a system is trained on photos of people who are overwhelmingly white, it will have a harder time recognizing nonwhite faces. -Kate Crawford

We have to engineer devices that are going to work in space stations. Those same things are going to work in the most remote regions on Earth. -Kathleen Rubins

I was the CEO of, and my cofounders were senior engineers there. We came up with the idea at in the fall of 2010. -Michael Seibel

My view is that the Internet should be run by engineers and entrepreneurs, not lawyers and bureaucrats. -Ajit Pai

My own view is that the Internet should be run by technologists and engineers and business people, not by lawyers and bureaucrats here in the nation's capital. -Ajit Pai

I really wanna make hip-hop music, but I don't know how to use any of the tools. Electronic, computer skills, I don't have those for engineering or making beats. I don't know how to use a sampler well. I don't know how to use any of these things. -Ty Segall

There are a lot of engineering advances that lend themselves to being married with medical advances. -John Carreyrou

I think that the ideal of men's physiques in general, gay or straight, is one of the most under-talked-about things ever. Ninety-five percent of these bodies that we're seeing, that we're striving so hard to look like, are genetically engineered – like, let's be very clear. -Jonathan Van Ness

I feel like if you sit down and have an assistant engineer and a producer in a top-notch studio and everyone sets up all the mikes perfect, all of a sudden it's really hard to live that melancholy song. It's hard to really live it in the moment. -Kurt Vile

I can't tell you how many times I get into a taxicab in New York or Los Angeles, and I'm talking to somebody who is a recent immigrant who was a doctor or lawyer or engineer or professor in the country they just came from. They're starting over again in life, and I think the majority of people out there can relate to that. -Andrew Zimmern

The opening of the Frontier is not an engineering problem. It is not a money problem. It is a challenge to our ability to decide to make it happen and to think and act the right way to get the results we want, we need, we demand. -Rick Tumlinson

I originally went to school for engineering because I loved math and thought I liked science. -Christina Tosi

I would encourage anybody who's interested in any kind of science, engineering, math field, to go after that. -Heidi Hammel

I was a sheet metal worker, then a metal engineer, then a Pontin's bluecoat, then a comedian. You can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it. -Bradley Walsh

I learned everything I knew about recording and engineering from my experience with Odd Future, so I was pretty comfortable with not having much. -Syd

I like that I'm an engineer – it sets me apart from a lot of other artists. -Syd

I came to America when I was six. In true African form, my parents wanted me to be a doctor or lawyer or engineer. -Yvonne Orji

I remember spending evenings looking at the sky with my dad, who was interested. He was a civil engineer and was interested in science as a kid. And he always encouraged me. -Sandra Faber

I went to school for audio engineering, and I was around a lot of sound engineers over the summers in New York, so I'm pretty comfortable in engineering my own stuff. -Gus Dapperton

I live in Atlanta because Ludacris lives in Atlanta. And because T.I. lives in Atlanta and because Lil Wayne comes to Atlanta to hang out all the time and because Rick Ross' engineers are in Atlanta. -Lecrae

I've engineered my life so that my only value in this world is in my writing, which is really dangerous, because if it's a failure, then my life is meaningless. -Josh Tillman

Someone who's a really good engineer is someone who's a little bit smarter than you but who also listens to you and doesn't impose agendas. -Lou Barlow

I'm the haphazard engineer of my own music. -Lou Barlow

The reasons why images are so primal and people immediately relate to it is that we are exquisitely engineered to interpret information that is arrayed in two dimensions. That's our eyesight. That's how our eye-brain system works. So it immediately feels to us when we look at an image like we have extended our senses. -Carolyn Porco

If you look at other countries, you'll find lots of girls doing physics, engineering, and science. It's something to do with the kind of culture we have in the English-speaking world about what's appropriate for each of the two sexes. -Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Science fiction has been an inspiration to generations of scientists and engineers, and the film series 'Star Wars' is no exception. -John M. Grunsfeld

There's a perspective that I've gained as an astronaut that I didn't get from my science activities. In my science activities, I learned by the seat of my pants. Spending 17 years as an astronaut, I learned the NASA formalism of systems engineering as if my life depended on it. Literally. -John M. Grunsfeld

We will not lift a single finger or spend a single cent to be a cog in the Trump deportation machine, and we won't be complicit in his effort to make American great again by reengineering the legal immigration system. -Kevin de Leon

If we think about how long Google spent searching – I think they came around in '98? And, OK, Gmail came in 2004, but it was literally built by one engineer as a 20%-time project. It was probably 10 years before Google started diversifying. -Taavet Hinrikus

I wanted to pursue chemical engineering because I thought it was the future. -Mukesh Ambani

By that time – the early '70s – Vimal was a fairly successful textile brand. So everybody expected me to do textile engineering. I shocked them by saying that I would go to IIT. -Mukesh Ambani

Nobody had anticipated that chemicals was the direction in which Reliance was headed. I did chemical engineering because it was supposed to be the future. -Mukesh Ambani

My father was an electrical engineer. He's presently 92 and still could be holding down a job. He had a very analytical way of looking at things, and I enjoyed that very much. I think that was a very large influence. -Vera Rubin

A lot of people tell me now I'm their inspiration. They say, 'I don't play baseball,' and then they mention whatever – engineer, doctor, college student, high school student – but they're hurt because, for some reason, people feel shame about themselves or embarrassed because they are short or skinny or fat or whatever. -Jose Altuve

My dad was a brilliant civil engineer. My parents later divorced, but we lived in Abu Dhabi, Greece, Kuwait. -Yasmine Hamdan

My father is an engineer, and my mother raised the three children. -Yasmine Hamdan

Somebody once asked me, 'What do you do?' and I flippantly answered 'I'm a cultural engineer.' With hindsight, I kind of am – but if I got too self-conscious about it, it wouldn't work. -Genesis P-Orridge

Margaret Thatcher's decision to use Scotland as a testing ground for the poll tax was arguably the most disastrous attempt at fiscal engineering since London slapped the stamp tax on the American colonies in the 1760s. -Linda Colley

By training, I'm an engineer, but I don't tell anyone because it bores people. -Marcel Wanders

The one thing we should address is how design can play a role in the psychological durability of objects, to think of how objects can be engineered in a way that they will be good over time. -Marcel Wanders

As someone who was basically a software engineer for many years, I became fascinated with how the brain functions and is put together and works in such a different fashion than computers do. -Paul Allen

I'm kind of a retired software engineer. I don't write code anymore. -Paul Allen

As more girls get basic schooling, larger numbers will move up the educational ladder – some to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. That's important because workplaces around the world, especially in many developing and emerging-market countries, are becoming more automated, favouring workers with technical skills. -Julia Gillard

Not all SF or fantasy has to inspire new scientists and engineers. -David Brin

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