Best Quotes About Machine

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. -B. F. Skinner

Every few seconds it changes – up an eighth, down an eighth – it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million. -Ted Turner

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. -Flip Wilson

I have an answering machine in my car. It says, I'm home now. But leave a message and I'll call when I'm out. -Steven Wright

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

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. -Jean Arp

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. -Henry David Thoreau

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. -Elbert Hubbard

A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. -William Strunk, Jr.

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. -Thomas A. Edison

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. -Oscar Wilde

The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages. -Will Durant

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's. -Harry S Truman

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. -William Strunk, Jr.

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it. -Irving R. Kaufman

Don't you have a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down? -Nikita Khrushchev

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. -John Leonard

The world changed from having the determinism of a clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine. -Heinz R. Pagels

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

Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. -Ambrose Bierce

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are. -Clive James

A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it. -Frank Lloyd Wright

I don't really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won't forget it. -Britney Spears

Women are nothing but machines for producing children. -Napoleon Bonaparte

The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse… I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine. -Cindy Crawford

I'm definitely a messy person… I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control. -Katie Holmes

The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited. -Alan Kay

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Music has brought me some of the highest moments of my life. I don't even hear the music. I don't even hear the notes. I'm not aware that someone has turned on a tape machine – I'm in another world. -Jane Seymour

A house is a machine for living in. -Le Corbusier

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. -Robert A. Heinlein

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery. -Horace Mann

The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men. -Havelock Ellis

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

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself. -Leo Tolstoy

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris. -Orville Wright

I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions. -Charles Darwin

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. -Charles Babbage

Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn. -John Stockwell

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery – always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for? -Virginia Woolf

Nothing is less instructive than a machine. -Simone Weil

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

I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them! -Henrik Ibsen

It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction. -Henry Ward Beecher

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. -George Gurdjieff

Animals often strike us as passionate machines. -Eric Hoffer

It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body. -Thomas Huxley

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine. -Stephen Leacock

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

The human brain must continue to frame the problems for the electronic machine to solve. -David Sarnoff

Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly. -H. L. Mencken

Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests. -C. Wright Mills

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man. -Ernst Fischer

The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw. -Friedrich Nietzsche

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. -George Orwell

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine. -Marilyn Monroe

Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. -Ambrose Bierce

Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich. -C. Northcote Parkinson

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine. -Dorothy L. Sayers

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together. -Karl Marx

The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority. -Will Durant

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. -Matt Groening

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion. -Fred Allen

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

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts. -Charles Darwin

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them. -Abbie Hoffman

I submit that those who run the American military at the top, and those whose boots are on the ground and who run the machinery and equipment, are sending a signal: You asked us to do something. Give us some time and we will solve the problems and we will do it. -Pete Domenici

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it – whether it be a factory or a government. -Alexander Chase

What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being? -Jose Saramago

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. -Lord Kelvin

When people say 'let's do something about it', they mean 'let's get hold of the political machinery so that we can do something to somebody else.' And that somebody is invariably you. -Frank Chodorov

There's nothing more arrogant or conceited than youth, and there's nothing other than machinery that can replace youth. -Elliott Gould

The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past. -Norbert Wiener

The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. -James Jeans

The whole publicity machine is a very weird one. It's kind of a necessary part of what we do here, but this helps me keep grounded. -Wendie Malick

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams. -Jeremy Irons

An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell. -Hugo Chavez

We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that, in the end, grinds to a halt. -Jan Peter Balkenende

It's great to just disappear, grab a suitcase, switch the answering machine on and just go somewhere else. -Dido Armstrong

That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves. -Chester W. Nimitz

I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit. -Chuck Yeager

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

Most countries are static, and they need to do is keep having babies. But America's like this big old clanking smoking machine that just lumbers across the landscape scooping up and eating everything in sight. -Neal Stephenson

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines, but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority. With them quality was more important than quantity. -Manfred von Richthofen

I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success. -Wilbur Wright

Heredity provides for the modification of its own machinery. -James Mark Baldwin

To one who believes that really good industrial conditions are the hope for a machine civilization, nothing is more heartening than to watch conference methods and education replacing police methods. -Frances Perkins

I don't sleep much. I'm on the go. My mind is racing. My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine. So, yeah, I think about everything. -Bill Walton

Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that's what we are. -Mickey Hart

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts – the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products. -Richard Wagner

When shooting in the dark, it is a good idea to use a machine gun. -Craig Bruce

It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow. -Craig Bruce

We have no quarrel with America. We all know NATO is the strongest military machine in the world. We simply want them to stop being so busy with our country and worry about their own problems. -Slobodan Milosevic

When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance he is in a technical sense transmitting more information to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows. -Robert Moog

I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck. -Ron Perlman

Once Miramax gets involved, if they like your movie, there's a big machine that gets involved. -Tom Wilkinson

I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I'm rooting for the machines. -Claude Shannon

Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it. -Brad Holland

The purpose creates the machine. -Arthur Young

The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man. -Arthur Young

I'm a machine man, and I head a machine. -Harry Bridges

This was totally influenced by me and the direction that I am writing about and the stuff that I am writing about. There is just no way that you can be as intense as what I have been through in my life over a drum beat machine, sample, or loop; it's just not going to happen. -Vanilla Ice

The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce. -Friedrich List

The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom. -Herbie Hancock

The United States as we know it today is largely the result of mechanical inventions, and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad. -John Moody

In designing hardware to be used every day, it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind. What looks good also often feels good. -Michael Graves

With bundled machines you can throw away the hardware and keep the software, and it's still a good buy. -Adam Osborne

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship. -Corazon Aquino

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

I have always hated machinery, and the only machine I ever understood was a wheelbarrow, and that but imperfectly. -E. T. Bell

Jazz is the folk music of the machine age. -Paul Whiteman

In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully. -Friedrich Schiller

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

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

Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible. -Simon Newcomb

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

Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media machine controls most of what people see. -Joichi Ito

No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does. -Henri Poincare

The console games, as they come out with this new generation, will have a temporary advantage in price performance, but there are still many things you can do on a PC, more conveniently than you can do on a console machine. -Will Wright

Slot machines are like crack for old people. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home. -Earl Long

Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious – and therefore immoral – I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death. -George Ryan

You can't do a machine without knowing something about how it's going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don't enjoy doing period clothes. -Boris Vallejo

If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that's the best of both worlds – and I'll use those computers! -Don Bluth

And initially, a lot of companies avoid trying to make a really radical new kind of title for a new system, because that would involve learning a new machine and learning how to make the new title at the same time. -Trip Hawkins

What that means initially is that you have alot of products that are only slightly better games in the same genre on another machine – and the titles that really take advantage of the machine come along later. -Trip Hawkins

When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It's like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly. -Haruki Murakami

Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph machine and he thinks he is secretary of state. -Dean Rusk

The chips are in production, the machines aren't. So we've got a little bit of work left to do. -J Allard

In a recent decision of the Supreme Court, not made, however, by the full court, and concurred in by only four justices, it was held that the seller of a patented mimeograph could bind the purchaser to use only his ink in the machine, though the ink was not patented. -John Bates Clark

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

And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are. -Duane G. Carey

Little girls and boys, barefooted, walked up and down between the endless rows of spindles, reaching thin little hands into the machinery to repair snapped threads. -Mary Harris Jones

We've been using C and C++ way too much – they're nice, but they're very close to the machine and what we wanted was to empower regular users to build applications for Linux. -Miguel de Icaza

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

Thompson and Ritchie were among the first to realize that hardware and compiler technology had become good enough that an entire operating system could be written in C, and by 1978 the whole environment had been successfully ported to several machines of different types. -Eric S. Raymond

If Unix could present the same face, the same capabilities, on machines of many different types, it could serve as a common software environment for all of them. -Eric S. Raymond

The workstation-class machines built by Sun and others opened up new worlds for hackers. -Eric S. Raymond

For the first time, individual hackers could afford to have home machines comparable in power and storage capacity to the minicomputers of ten years earlier – Unix engines capable of supporting a full development environment and talking to the Internet. -Eric S. Raymond

My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way. -Jay Kay

Since, however, it is immaterial whether the work is done by assistants or a machine, I decided to build a machine equivalent to an array of about 200 separating funnels. -Archer John Porter Martin

The guitar is a much more efficient machine than a computer. More responsive. -Colin Greenwood

When we recorded our first album sixteen track machines were the thing. -John Deacon

China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies. -Charles Bass

They simply don't know that much about what they're doing. There isn't enough control. There isn't enough capability in ordinary people to tinker with such a complicated piece of machinery. -David R. Brower

The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place. -David R. Brower

The bile makes it better. I am an information wasting machine – 100s of words a day. -Marc Maron

When I was growing up, it was 'Communists'. Now it's 'Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything. -Cindy Sheehan

If my father's business hadn't gone broke, I'd be exporting nuts, bolts and sugar machinery right now. What an awful thought! -Cesar Romero

Each one of these treaties is a step for the maintenance of peace, an additional guarantee against war. It is through such machinery that the disputes between nations will be settled and war prevented. -Frank B. Kellogg

My car and my adding machine understand nothing: they are not in that line of business. -John Searle

We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions. -John Searle

I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing. -John Searle

More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right. -Patricia Ireland

Of all human inventions the organization, a machine constructed of people performing interdependent functions, is the most powerful. -Robert Shea

The payoffs in showbiz seemed as random as a slot machine. -Kathie Lee Gifford

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

He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I've never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together. -Saffron Burrows

In many biological structures proteins are simply components of larger molecular machines. -Michael Behe

Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life. -Michael Behe

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

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

Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture – academia, the most powerful media and many of our courts. -Marvin Olasky

We believed that growth through Local Government, and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament, other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress. -Mary Augusta Ward

We too could wrest iron from the bowels of the earth and fashion it into ships and machines. -Jose Clemente Orozco

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

To me, the noise of a threshing machine is better music than a lot of music I hear nowadays. I took a man's place in the threshing crew when I was only 14 years old. -Clyde Tombaugh

The idea of 'machine assemblage' is, especially, very alien to my sensibility, since it suggests a relative indifference of the strata to one another during the process of construction. -Brian Ferneyhough

I've always worked on the machines, especially the 125 and 250 which are really difficult to set up. -Joey Dunlop

As a young man, every bone in my body wanted to pick up a machine gun and kill Germans. And yet I had absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly nobody invited me to do the job. But that's what I felt that I was trained to do. Now no part of my upbringing was militaristic. -Pete Townshend

It wasn't just about flashing lights and pinball machines blowing up and things like that. It was about using encores, bringing back the good songs and using techniques that I knew about from rock performance. -Pete Townshend

I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted. -Alan Turing

Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you. -E. Stanley Jones

Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises. -Margaret Sanger

Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with. -Rachel Corrie

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

C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs, Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11, but the portability of the whole system was new. -Dennis Ritchie

I was about 11 when my mother brought me this karaoke machine and I was really into it back then, but about 4 or 5 years ago is when I started printing up my own music, going to the studio and doing my own thing. -Obie Trice

It's like going to the gym everyday. It really is. I work hard on my craft, I sweat a little bit, I run a little bit, I might sprain an ankle every now and them, but it's all good and the more you do it, the more in shape you are and it's like a machine. -Nia Long

Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp. -George Takei

If the machinery for distribution in the present economic system of the world is incapable of properly distributing the productive wealth of nations, then that system is false and must be altered. -Gregor Strasser

When ATM machines came out and people were prosecuted for robbing ATM machines, I don't think anybody thought the banks were against technology because they didn't want their ATM machines lifted. -Hilary Rosen

The technical is not just the machinery. The technical is a disposition to life. -Leon Kass

I'd have these weird experiences where I'd just be walking down the street with this chord progression in my head, this happened more than a few times, and I'd walk home and find a fax in my machine and it would match the music in my head. -Duncan Sheik

The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody, but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will usually have better behavior. -Temple Grandin

I feel this is very important for us to have serene buildings because our civilization is chaotic as it is, you see; our whole machine age has brought about a chaos that has to be somehow counterbalanced, I think. -Minoru Yamasaki

But there's a little guy who sits astride my brain with a whip, and if I'm away from the machine for more than a couple of hours during the day, this little guy's lashing away. -Brian Lumley

The genius of the economic machine is in its ability to convert these indulgences into profitability. It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums, which in turn can be marketed to advertisers. -Todd Gitlin

The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government. -Albert Bushnell Hart

I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment. -Aldrich Ames

An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability, and to present a finished product. -Aldrich Ames

During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations. -George William Norris

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

Let the machine take care of the machines, and I'll go spend more time with my family, or golf. -Mark Goddard

I was trying to learn about Lyndon Johnson when he was young and creating his first political machine in the Texas hill country. I moved there for three years. You had to learn that world. -Robert Caro

The saxophone is a very interesting machine, but I'm more interested in music. -Steve Lacy

If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually carry a little dictation machine with me because I'm too lazy to write. -Tommy Shaw

I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late. -Mitch Hedberg

The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself. -Arthur Erickson

I'm very good with technology, I always have been, and with machines in general. They seem not threatening like other people find them, but a source of fun and amusement. -Brian Eno

But tending machinery was one thing; defining what we were trying to do and why we were doing it, and developing ways to measure how well the job was done – this was something else again. -Elliot Richardson

I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery. -Henry Bessemer

When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines, and I used to practice to that quite a bit, just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases. -John Otto

I think that that multiplatform development is what's on the mind of most high-end PC developers now… this is really the first time in the industry's history that we've had console machines that can handle all that PC developers can deliver. -Mike Wilson

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

It's a big, big advantage because understanding what changes we might make takes time and it takes time to work out settings and to understand everything about the new machine. -Valentino Rossi

In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don't have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery. -Max von Sydow

A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful. -Chuck Mangione

The thing about Brando was that I'd make these directions, and he'd walk away. He'd heard enough… to get the machine going. -Elia Kazan

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

Furniture manufacturing in plastics requires very costly machinery, which the Danish market is not big enough to justify. Or so they say. But show me a plastics manufacturer who dares to take on the experiment. -Arne Jacobsen

A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power. -Charles Babbage

In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking. -Charles Babbage

Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity. -Charles Babbage

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

The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures. -Charles Babbage

I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones. -Henri Coanda

In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine, based on other flying principles. -Henri Coanda

On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting machine that ever went to battle. -Richard Le Gallienne

I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood. -Wole Soyinka

And the buying of new machinery meant not only the possibility of production, but even the new technology, 'cos as I mentioned before, we were back of seven, eight years. -Gianni Agnelli

I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it's enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery. -Gianni Agnelli

Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let's say, instruments for working. -Gianni Agnelli

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

Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough. -Karel Capek

I have problems with machines which aren't gestural. -Luc Ferrari

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

But a rise in the wages of labour would not equally affect commodities produced with machinery quickly consumed, and commodities produced with machinery slowly consumed. -David Ricardo

The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour, and the capital that is invested in tools, machinery and buildings, may be variously combined. -David Ricardo

By perfecting this legislative machinery and by participating in the various international agreements we intend to contribute to the wholesome development of world trade. -Shigeru Yoshida

On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther – the machine-gun is covering the square. -Erich Maria Remarque

And when the time comes to replace the O2 I have today, maybe my next machine will run Linux. -Jamie Zawinski

We all get swept up in the hype machine. Nobody is immune to that. -Steven Cojocaru

My father bought me a little cardboard accordion, and when I was three I got this little machine. -Toots Thielemans

Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology. -Emily Greene Balch

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

The machines, the modern mode of production, slowly undermined domestic production and not just for thousands but for millions of women the question arose: Where do we now find our livelihood? -Clara Zetkin

It was like falling off a building and suddenly, bang, you hit the bottom. The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home. I was taking down some curtains. I took one step, turned around, took another step and then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine. -Jonah Lomu

We want our buildings to work like a machine that will create a pleasurable environment. -Helmut Jahn

One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us, taking a picture just as the machine had reached the end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet. -Orville Wright

The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E. Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines. -Orville Wright

The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine. The control of the front rudder was difficult on account of its being balanced too near the center. -Orville Wright

When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track, so that it could not start until released by the operator, and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition, we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial. Wilbur won. -Orville Wright

With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe. -Orville Wright

With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds. -Orville Wright

I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was, what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines. It was a real education, going right from the consumer end to the record factory. -Alan Parsons

It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines, and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy. -Steve Guttenberg

Now the whole point about machines is they are designed not to be random. When you call up a word processing program on your computer, you don't want it to be different every time you call it up. You want it to stay the same. -Rupert Sheldrake

People ask me to record their answering machines all the time. I love it. It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters. -Mike Myers

I'd watch my father get up at 5 o'clock and go down to the Eastern Market in Detroit to do the shopping for his restaurant, and get that business going and then go out on his vending machine business. -Ed Bradley

Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties, have been perpetually operating against each other and against the federal head ever since the peace. -Henry Knox

By the time Apple's Macintosh operating system finally falls into the public domain, there will be no machine that could possibly run it. The term of copyright for software is effectively unlimited. -Lawrence Lessig

When we went to cover it I thought we would change it to a song of loving and longing instead of the sex machine song Kylie turned it into. I've met Kylie and told her we were covering her song and she was pleased. -Wayne Coyne

One bug in an SMTP server can open up the whole machine for intrusion. -Wietse Venema

It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis. -Michael Apted

We must carefully consider card security solutions, such as adding photographs or machine-readable electronic strips, so to prevent further breaches of individual privacy that could result from changes to the design of Social Security Cards. -Ron Lewis

I even believe in helping an employer function more productively. For then, we will have a claim to higher wages, shorter hours, and greater participation in the benefits of running a smooth industrial machine. -Sidney Hillman

Nobody wants you to stop, obviously because you're a moneymaking machine. But you have to make the decision and you have to move forward. So I took time off to have babies and do all that. -Donna Summer

My first Macintosh was a 128k machine which I upgraded to 512k the minute it became possible. -Buffy Sainte-Marie

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

And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal. -Steve Case

We also had to bring with us some desired scientific equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines. For that, I had to conduct two space walks. -Philippe Perrin

In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry! -Philip Gibbs

Only a couple of companies in the world have the experience of building these machines, although the market need, if RFID did take off, would be for about 1 million of the machines running in parallel. -Mike Marsh

I had learned what wealth was, and a great deal about production and exchange for myself in the early history of South Australia – of the value of machinery, of roads and bridges, and of ports for transport and export. -Catherine Helen Spence

You stick a credit card in a machine, and you pay $3 or whatever it is to get cash – your own money. -Bill Janklow

Folks can't carry around money in their pocket. They've got to go to an ATM machine, and they've got to pay a few dollars to get their own dollars out of the machine. Who ever thought you'd pay cash to get cash? That's where we've gotten to. -Bill Janklow

To be sure, no piece of social machinery, however well constructed, can be effective unless there is back of it a will and a determination to make it work. -Cordell Hull

We got touring with the Stones, and people were trying to keep up with Keith. He's like a human machine with a constitution of iron, and they all thought they could do the same. -Ronnie Wood

You see it in the many bouncing clothes that are not just pleats. To make them, two or three people twist them – twist, twist, twist the pleats, sometimes three or four persons twist together and put it all in the machine to cook it. -Issey Miyake

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

One of my assistants found this old German machine. It was originally used to make underwear. Like Chanel, who started with underwear fabric – jerseys – we used the machine that made underwear to make something else. -Issey Miyake

Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs. -Stanislav Grof

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

We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections as they have been incorrectly purged from lists, their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine integrity and security not assured. -Marcy Kaptur

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

On the molecular scale, you find it's reasonable to have a machine that does a million steps per second, a mechanical system that works at computer speeds. -K. Eric Drexler

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

I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things. -K. Eric Drexler

After realizing that we would eventually be able to build molecular machines that could arrange atoms to form virtually any pattern that we wanted, I saw that an awful lot of consequences followed from that. -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

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

Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private… and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind. -DeForest Soaries

You see, we are not machines and we do not have lots of ideas in a drawer. -Christo

Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools. -Don Henley

Our bodies are machines and have to be functional, and to do that they have to be fed properly. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them. -Stephen Fry

Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird. -Neil Armstrong

I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans. -Herman Wouk

There are the manufacturing multitudes of England; they must have work, and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly, famine would be uglier still. -Goldwin Smith

I'm always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it's threatened. At the same time, a response to a response doesn't really solve anything. It just creates a perpetual-motion machine. -Steven Spielberg

One can decide that the principal role of knowledge is as an indispensable element in the functioning of society, and act in accordance with that decision, only if one has already decided that society is a giant machine. -Jean-Francois Lyotard

Increasingly, the central question is becoming who will have access to the information these machines must have in storage to guarantee that the right decisions are made. -Jean-Francois Lyotard

By working hard we could make an average of about $5 a week. We would have made more but had to provide our own machines, which cost us $45, we paying for them on the installment plan. We paid $5 down and $1 a month after that. -Rose Schneiderman

I learned the business in about two months, and then made as much as the others, and was consequently doing quite well when the factory burned down, destroying all our machines – 150 of them. This was very hard on the girls who had paid for their machines. -Rose Schneiderman

That was the big lesson for all of us. Everything was going great on paper, but we all became miserable because we were so caught up in the machinery of how you make that happen, it took away the sheer joy. -Susanna Hoffs

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

I think IT projects are about supporting social systems – about communications between people and machines. They tend to fail due to cultural issues. -Tim Berners-Lee

The days when you needed amazing Silicon Graphics machines to run animation software are gone now. -Dave Rowntree

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

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

Somebody gave me this drum machine and somebody else asked me to program something for a project. I really liked programming and I was really interested in using the drum machine. -Ikue Mori

Come to think of it, the way I play is like a drum machine- very mechanical. -Ikue Mori

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

Television is the triumph of machine over people. -Fred Allen

Smash the control images. Smash the control machine. -William S. Burroughs

Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine. -George Gurdjieff

Message to Obama: Fighting the Clinton machine won't be as easy as picking up favorable press clips. -Rich Lowry

I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death. -Harry A. Blackmun

Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine. -Whoopi Goldberg

A journalistic purpose could be someone with a Xerox machine in a basement. -Antonin Scalia

To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity. -Lewis Mumford

Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers. -Karl Marx

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

Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart? -Pablo Casals

Research is four things: brains with which to think, eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and, fourth, money. -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. -Robert Hughes

The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book. -Northrop Frye

I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine. -Aneurin Bevan

The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies. -Wilbur Wright

If you don't want to be replaced by a machine, don't try to act like one! -Arno Penzias

A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me, but sets me back a bit. I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world. -Jerry Lewis

I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness. -Iain Banks

In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience. -Minnie Driver

I have deep respect for people's individual faith, but when faith gets connected to the machinery of state, or the machinery of hate, I find it very confronting. -Andrew Denton

Sex is a slotmachine. -John Dos Passos

The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent. -Edward Dahlberg

Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are! -Charles Dickens

Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master. -Nicholson Baker

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age. -Bertrand Russell

I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough. -Lucy Larcom

In Hell all the messages you ever left on answering machines will be played back to you. -Judy Horacek

If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money. -John Updike

We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work. -John F. Kennedy

The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture. -Lewis Mumford

The more we reduce ourselves to machines in the lower things, the more force we shall set free to use in the higher. -Anna C. Brackett

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine. -Denis Diderot

God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness. -Aldous Huxley

We have to make machines understand what they're doing, or they won't be able to come back and say, 'Why did you do that?' -Nicholas Negroponte

I'm a human being, I'm not a machine. I'm 72. I'm dyslexic. -Robert Blake

I thought administration was the running of the office. The Xerox machine. Paying bills. -Lesley Stahl

I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of 'work', because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep. -Andy Warhol

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine. -Bertrand Russell

I used to make fun of my friends who had BlackBerries. And I know that the expression CrackBerry has been going around, but now I fully understand it. I'm actually addicted to a piece of machinery, and that's really embarrassing. -John Krasinski

Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines: three things the world could live completely without. -Douglas Coupland

Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships. -Douglas Coupland

But there's so much kludge, so much terrible stuff, we are at the 1908 Hurley washing machine stage with the Internet. That's where we are. We don't get our hair caught in it, but that's the level of primitiveness of where we are. We're in 1908. -Jeff Bezos

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

Realize that a Muslim will know that his wife was seen naked in this machine. You know what would be the reaction?… Terrible. I believe there's technology out there that can identify bomb-type materials without necessarily, overly invading our privacy. -Isaac Yeffet

I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist. If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine. If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer. -Teena Marie

At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers' apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss. -Richard Dooling

Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom. -Richard Dooling

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

If the worst thing that can happen is that nobody laughs, then I can deal with that, because the worst thing that can happen at the factory is that I could lose a limb or be crushed by a huge machine. -George Lopez

I realize I'm not a machine. I'm going to make mistakes. -Fuzzy Zoeller

I can't control what people think. I'm not trying to manipulate people's thoughts or sentiments. I write all the time. You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions. It's machine-like how things are run now in hip-hop, and my ambitions are different. -Mos Def

Milosevic will never stop, because he is fighting for personal power in Serbia. The only way to stop him is cutting the functioning of his war machine. He is spending $1.7 million a day on his war machine in Kosovo. -Fatos Nano

As I stood there absorbing Hammett's novel, the slot machines at the back of the shop were clanking and whirring, and in the billiard room upstairs the perpetual poker game was being played. -Ross MacDonald

I'm not a ball in a pinball machine. I know what I want. -Emile Hirsch

Often, when you see yourself on the screen, you feel like a sweater that's been put through the washing machine. You have the impression of having done something full and luminous, and suddenly, when you see it on the screen, it's turned back into a tiny little thing. -Emmanuelle Beart

For the past two years, the only thing the 'Idol' machine has been doing has been maliciously attacking my name. -Corey Clark

My first account was Neiman Marcus. I cold-called them just like I had cold-called businesses when I was selling fax machines for seven years. -Sara Blakely

There are machines that can get rid of your cellulite, so I want to do that. And my friend has just had a machine that has worked on her neck and tightened the elasticity of the skin. You just need a day off work afterwards, so I'm thinking, why not? -Carol Vorderman

Truly what the Emmys are about are the machine behind them, and Oscars are the same way, where if you have a big enough machine behind you, you get nominated, because truly how many of the best performances actually win… not many. -Christopher Judge

I took my courage in both hands and went to the Laundromat to do my washing. I had to use three machines. -Julie Doucet

The hybrid I have now is one of the least expensive cars I've ever had. I had a BMW 318i convertible once, the ultimate driving machine. -Sean Astin

I'll mix a lot of things. I'll wear a Temperley dress with flip flops, or I might be in head-to-toe Gucci and have on a ring that I got from a gumball machine for 50 cents. -Sara Blakely

The body is an amazing machine… If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well! -Shawn Johnson

The first time I walked into the Olympic athlete village seeing the Visa ATM machine with my picture on it and the Chinese characters saying 'Destiny.' For some reason, it just boosted my confidence and it was before I had even worked out or had my first training or competed. -Nastia Liukin

Why does a three-year-old, and it's usually boys, want to drive the tractor or have machinery and be in control of it? I don't know. Why wouldn't you ask to boil a kettle or something? Maybe you would, I dunno. -Michael Fassbender

'Grey's' is just a machine. I wasn't really prepared for the epic nature of how popular the show is. -Kevin McKidd

I've already established my (political)machinery. It's like a car. It's fixed already. You just have to get in and drive it. -Manny Pacquiao

It's so empowering to see yourself as a machine. -Jennie Finch

From about eight years old I was always making things on the sewing machine. Friends would see me making dresses and costumes, and I'd use difficult fabrics such as Lycra and elastic. But you know, my dad was creative and my brother is inventive too. -Melissa George

I basically left Texas with no money. I was making $3.50 working in some mall, so I didn't have a lot of cash. I took $1,000 and headed to California. Along the way I stopped in Vegas because I had always wanted to see Caesar's Palace. So I stopped there and won $2,500 on a slot machine! It was amazing. -Krista Allen

I sometimes read about authors who say they require a perfectly silent room maintained at precisely 68 degrees, with trash bags taped over the windows and a white-noise machine in the corner to write, and I think, 'Who are these people, and do any of them have kids?' -Jennifer Weiner

Music is being treated as one big karaoke machine. -Robin Gibb

I think all kids need snacks. Mine are fruit machines. I give them things like apple slices, berries and melon. Do I let them eat ice cream? Absolutely. But not every day. -Emeril Lagasse

If the Net becomes the center of the universe, which is what seems to be happening, then the dizzying array of machines that will be plugged into it will virtually guarantee that the specifics of which chip and which operating system you've got will be irrelevant. -Marc Andreessen

When you're dealing with machines or anything that you build, it either works or it doesn't, no matter how good of a salesman you are. -Marc Andreessen

What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world. -Emir Kusturica

I occasionally go to the gym and I lift free weights, I don't use machines. -Eric Bana

The Germans are clear about what they do – cars and machine tools; the Japanese are clear about what they do – electronics; the Chinese are clear about what they do – they're the workshop of the world. -Evan Davis

As far away as you can get from the process of mechanisms and machinery, the more likely your food's going to taste good. And that – that is probably the largest thing I can hand to anybody is let your hands touch it. Let them make it. -Mario Batali

There's so much denial in gymnastics. It's a beautiful sport but the other part is numbing. You become machinelike. They'll refute this, but I've been around it. I know. -Cathy Rigby

The unvarnished truth is that we have spent the last decade funding the machinery of war, and our children have been sacrificed. -LeVar Burton

The central paradox of the machines that have made our lives so much brighter, quicker, longer and healthier is that they cannot teach us how to make the best use of them; the information revolution came without an instruction manual. -Pico Iyer

'Top Chef' is a very smooth-running machine. All the people working there are incredibly professional and absolutely at the top of their game. -Toby Young

A good use for me is to let me go away with my sewing machine and come back with some really new stuff. -Betsey Johnson

I love the percussion. It's a right brain, left brain thing. There are different beats, but cooperating together. It's your whole body doing it, you're doing the snare drum and the high top with your hands and the bass drum with your foot. You're this whole motion machine. -Shalom Harlow

I don't know whether machine translation will eventually get good enough to allow us to browse people's websites in different languages so you can see how they live in different countries. -Tim Berners-Lee

The idea of a tax on the ownership of a television belongs in the 1950s. Why not tax people for owning a washing machine to fund the manufacture of Persil? -Jeremy Paxman

We need to reform our school lunch programs. We need to get healthy items into the vending machines. -Joan Lunden

The point is that life for me is not going to be the way it is for everyone else. I have a fog machine and movie lights in my bedroom. -Marilyn Manson

Why go to a machine when you could go to a human being? -Ray Bradbury

We have too many cellphones. We've got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now. -Ray Bradbury

When I say that human beings are just gene machines, one shouldn't put too much emphasis on the word 'just.' There is a very great deal of complication, and indeed beauty in being a gene machine. -Richard Dawkins

Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing, Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another. -George Saunders

The mind is a machine that is constantly asking: What would I prefer? Close your eyes, refuse to move, and watch what your mind does. What it does is become discontent with that-which-is. A desire arises, you satisfy that desire, and another arises in its place. -George Saunders

The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine. -Jeff Bezos

We don't have the capability today to put a human being in space of any kind, shape or form, which is absolutely, totally unacceptable when we got the greatest flying machine in the world sitting down at Kennedy in a garage there with nothing to do. -Gene Cernan

Not since the steam engine has any invention disrupted business models like the Internet. Whole industries including music distribution, yellow-pages directories, landline telephones, and fax machines have been radically reordered by the digital revolution. -John Sununu

People need to understand that the Lauryn Hill they were exposed to in the beginning was all that was allowed in that arena at the time. I had to step away for the sake of the machine. I was being way too compromised. I felt uncomfortable having to smile in someone's face when I really didn't like them or know them well enough to like. -Lauryn Hill

As musicians and artists, it's important we have an environment – and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society. -Lauryn Hill

I don't even have voice mail or answering machines anymore. I hate the phone, and I don't want to call anybody back. If I go to hell, it will be a small closet with a telephone in it, and I will be doomed and destined for eternity to return phone calls. -Drew Barrymore

You really just want to know that somebody loves you for you. Sometimes you feel like an ATM machine with a wig on it. -Mariah Carey

With public figures involved in a relationship it seems that there is a machine behind their love so oftentimes. -Joaquin Phoenix

I need some time to recover. I'm not a machine. -Li Na

Making the unbelievable believable is different on a set with 'Fantastic Four,' where it's like, 'Wind machines! Because the airship is coming in and you're pretending to be afraid!' -Kerry Washington

This is the rock 'n' roll life, and you had to invent it as you went along. There was no textbook to say how you operate this machinery. -Keith Richards

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

My whole life I've played music for my own personal enjoyment and the idea of it becoming a machine or a business is just horrible. -Robert Smith

My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace. -Alvin Toffler

Movie acting is about covering the machinery. Stage acting is about exposing the machinery. In cinema, you should think the actor is playing himself, if he's that good. It looks very easy. It should. But it's not, I assure you. -Michael Caine

For the blue-collar worker, the driving force behind change was factory automation using programmable machine tools. For the office worker, it's office automation using computer technology: enterprise-resource-planning systems, groupware, intranets, extranets, expert systems, the Web, and e-commerce. -Tom Peters

I like the 'Simpsons' pinball machines. Those are pretty great. -Matt Groening

I remember the beginnings of the Kurzweil reading machine. I was one of the first to meet Ray Kurzweil and purchase the reading machine in Boston. To think that the machine was at least two and a half large suitcases at the time, and now you have a camera and it takes a picture and you have sound. -Stevie Wonder

People feel that the EU is a one-way process, a great machine that sucks up decision-making from national parliaments to the European level until everything is decided by the EU. That needs to change. -William Hague

I don't even like hearing my own voice on an answering machine. -China Chow

Scott Brown may be the last Republican to win a statewide fight in Massachusetts for a very long time. He caught the machine flat-footed in January 2010 when he out-hustled Martha Coakley and stole the Senate seat Ted Kennedy held all those years. And since then, the Democrats haven't lost a single statewide fight. -Howie Carr

The coolest thing, and I have it at home, is a huge Hulk Hogan, normal-sized pinball machine. When people come over they play it for hours. When you hit the bumpers and the bells ring it goes, 'Oh yeah!' The whole time you're playing this machine it's yelling and screaming at you, 'What you gonna do, brother?!' I think that's the coolest. -Hulk Hogan

My general working style is to write everything first with pencil and paper, sitting beside a big wastebasket. Then I use Emacs to enter the text into my machine. -Donald Knuth

I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop – it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics; but I trust my family jewels only to Linux. -Donald Knuth

I like the process of pencil and paper as opposed to a machine. I think the writing is better when it's done in handwriting. -Nelson DeMille

Many of the technologies that are now racing ahead most rapidly, replacing human workers in factories and offices with machines, making stockholders richer and workers poorer, are indeed tending to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth. -Freeman Dyson

Whatever else it was, Adolf Hitler's short-lived regime was also a colossal industrial process by which the wealth and productive power of much of Europe was wrenched from its normal purposes and converted into a machine for killing. -James Buchan

Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom – it doesn't have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations – but that doesn't explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective. -James Wolcott

Broadway purists may deplore the influx of movie-spinoff musicals in recent years, wishing someone would turn off the popcorn machine and let more imaginative brainstorms blow through. -James Wolcott

The planet's spinning a thousand miles an hour around this gigantic nuclear explosion while these people roll these machines with rubber tires over this hard surface that we've laid down over the planet so that we can easily move ourselves back and forth. -Joe Rogan

When I listen to music these days, and I hear Pro Tools and drums that sound like a machine – it kinda sucks the life out of music. -Dave Grohl

I suspect that many of the great cultural shifts that prepare the way for political change are largely aesthetic. A Buick radiator grille is as much a political statement as a Rolls Royce radiator grille, one enshrining a machine aesthetic driven by a populist optimism, the other enshrining a hierarchical and exclusive social order. -J. G. Ballard

In the US, you even lose legal rights if you store your data in a company's machines instead of your own. The police need to present you with a search warrant to get your data from you; but if they are stored in a company's server, the police can get it without showing you anything. -Richard Stallman

I don't run the triathlons anymore like I used to. I do leg work on the machines and do the bike. I'm not as strong as I used to be, but I'm still good. -Pat Bowlen

To understand the intensity of driving an F1 car, you have to be in it. When you're driving a 750hp machine at 200mph, the noise and the vibrations are incredible. The G-force when you take big corners is like someone trying to rip your head off. You hit the brakes, and it feels as if the skin is being pulled off your body. -Jenson Button

When I was a 7-year-old girl, in my bedroom, on my karaoke machine, I would sing 'On My Own' or do a one-woman version of 'Les Miserables.' -Samantha Barks

Almost everything is like a machine. -Ray Dalio

Nature is a machine. The family is a machine. The life cycle is like a machine. -Ray Dalio

So how does the machine work that you have a financial crisis? How does deleveraging work – what is the nature of that machine? And what is human nature, and how do you raise a community of people to run a business? -Ray Dalio

The economy is like a machine. -Ray Dalio

I'm just saying that if you understand how the economic machine works, it just works like a machine. There are cause-effect relationships. -Ray Dalio

If I had a time machine I would go back 30 years and show up at my grandmother's apartment before the gargantuan meals she would serve and I would help her. -Mo Rocca

When I was a kid, I was at a bowling alley and I ran into a soda machine. I still have the scar on my right eyebrow obviously. -Luke Perry

When I'm panicked about my love handles, I go to the YMCA and get obsessed with Kid Rock videos as I'm on the running machine. -Emily Mortimer

My washing machine overwhelms me with its options and its sophistication. -Uma Thurman

I'd like people to be educated on the voting machines, making sure that our democracy isn't being hijacked by computer technology. There's no reason there can't be a paper trail on those machines. -Eddie Vedder

Shoot, there's a committee to tell you everything at a record label. You definitely have to know who you are if you want to look like you at the end of the process. We've all seen people get record contracts, and by the time they're spit out by the machine, we don't even recognize them. -Gary Allan

I've got Asperger's syndrome and I'm not a very good people person, so I've always been more comfortable around machinery. Not in a weird way – I don't want to marry my car or anything stupid like that! -Gary Numan

Hollywood is a very strong machine that needs, and in… especially with female actors, fresh flesh. It's that cruel. But that's the way it is. -Antonio Banderas

I think I was lucky to come of age in a place and time – the American South in the 1960s and '70s – when the machine hadn't completely taken over life. The natural world was still the world, and machines – TV, telephone, cars – were still more or less ancillary, and computers were unheard of in everyday life. -Ben Fountain

I love the idea of anthropomorphizing machines. I love the idea of taking technology and giving it a personality. -J. J. Abrams

People have to be able to make money off their brains and their hearts. Or else we're all going to starve, and it's the machines that'll get good. -Jaron Lanier

I've always felt that the human-centered approach to computer science leads to more interesting, more exotic, more wild, and more heroic adventures than the machine-supremacy approach, where information is the highest goal. -Jaron Lanier

I think that there will always be artists out there who think they need to sign a major label deal in order to be successful. And that machine is what is going to work for them – there's tons of examples of pop stars who need that machine. -Macklemore

My brain is so anxiety-prone, like a pinball machine. If I don't get up in the morning and focus my thinking, my breathing, and my being for about 12 minutes, I'm just a screwball all day long. -Rainn Wilson

I've found that it's actually more of a disability to be tall than short. I have no problem fitting into plane toilets etc, and the adaptations made for wheelchair users – such as the lowering of bank machines – work for me as well. -Warwick Davis

Republicans run the machine when it's their turn, and then hand the wheel over to Democrats when the public has had enough. -Thomas Frank

Some charities treat donors like cash machines. Until now there hasn't been any effective way for them to provide a more personal or interactive giving experience. -Ben Rattray

Technology has made it much easier to make and manipulate music. Studio-driven, machine-driven music does not always transcend into being a good live act. Many current acts are great live, but many cannot cut it live. The music is not organic. -Vivian Campbell

When you watch a movie, you don't want to feel like a machine made it. You want to feel a soul. -Alexander Payne

My body is a baby machine. -Kristin Scott Thomas

I shot all my stuff on 'Arrested Development' in one day, and was brought into a really well-oiled machine. 'Cause it was the last season, and they were wrapping up a lot of stuff because they knew at that point that they weren't coming back. There seemed to be kind of a freedom, and certainly the cast had a great amount of camaraderie. -Carrie Preston

'Untitled' is a time machine that can transport you to 1992, an edgy moment when the art world was crumbling, money was scarce, and artists like Tiravanija were in the nascent stages of combining Happenings, performance art, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, and the do-it-yourself ethos of punk. Meanwhile, a new art world was coming into being. -Jerry Saltz

Every artist will one day face the moment when he or she is doing what he or she does after the style has passed and the art-world heat-seeking machine has moved on. -Jerry Saltz

I think it true that, you know, sometimes things start to change even before a government changes and, actually, I think you can begin to see even the Labour machine beginning to understand that it has become over-reliant on targets and processes, that local governments have been over-bossed and bullied. -David Cameron

The music industry used to be able to control a single dance on the very smallest level of when people are supposed to hear it, and when they're supposed to start liking it, and when they're supposed to start buying it. And that's trashed, you know, that big machine that takes control and works albums for a long period. -Robyn

God is not a vending machine where if you put in enough prayer quarters we get a Reese's Pieces bag that pops out. -Joel C. Rosenberg

A lot of jobs today are being automated; what happens when you extend that concept to very important areas of society like law enforcement? What happens if you start controlling the behavior of criminals or people in general with software-running machines? Those questions, they look like they're sci-fi but they're not. -Jose Padilha

When one nation is at war with another nation, the political machine does everything it can to vilify the people of the other nation, so it makes it easier to kill them. Which is understandable and it's happened this way throughout history. -Alexander Siddig

Your body is a machine. Learn the right way to take care of it. -Candice Swanepoel

I am a big popcorn fanatic. I love popcorn. In fact one year for my birthday, my husband bought me one of those big popcorn machines like they have in movie theaters. -Debbie Macomber

When a machine can do something better and faster than a person can, I am happy to let the machine do it. -Susan Orlean

I have no idea how to get in touch with anyone anymore. Everyone, it seems, has a home phone, a cell phone, a regular e-mail account, a Facebook account, a Twitter account, and a Web site. Some of them also have a Google Voice number. There are the sentimental few who still have fax machines. -Susan Orlean

When I heard about the Microsoft Kinect, though, I felt an urgency rising in me. A game you played without touching any machinery? A chance to wave your hands around, Minority-Report style, and move things around on a screen? This sounded like almost too much fun, with gadget-y pizzazz that sounded astonishing. -Susan Orlean

I don't think I was awake for much of my childhood. I did a lot of napping. This might have been a defensive measure against encroaching depression. Until about the age of eleven or twelve, I had zero interests other than trying to steal gumballs from supermarket gumball machines. -Michael Ian Black

If it was going to be unique, if you're going to make a robot movie in 2011… it had to be different, and it had to be about more than its machines and more than its action. -Shawn Levy

I read everything by Ian McEwan, he is so elegant. I love reading anything about Shakespeare, too. He is my first love. If I had a time machine, I would be hanging out with him. -Kate Fleetwood

I read stories aloud at every stage. I listen to my writer friends when they kindly offer criticism. I listen to my husband when he tells me something doesn't seem right. I have my mother's boyfriend, Loring Janes, read to make sure I get everything right with the machines and guns. -Bonnie Jo Campbell

The stock market to me was like a video game. When it went off, it was like turning the game off. It wasn't something I'd think about until I'd turn the machine on again. -Jo Nesbo

A good espresso to me is a little bit salty; you just become used to a good taste. Anytime I go into a new place and they don't clean their machine properly or the water temperature isn't right, it tastes awful. -Andrew Bird

I would go to bed every night and have dreams about having a time machine and somehow I'd have the ability to move through time and space freely, and save Anne Frank. -Jeff Mangum

My grandmother raised five children during the Depression by herself. At 50, she threw her sewing machine into the back of a pickup truck and drove from North Dakota to California. She was a real survivor, so that's my stock. That's how I want my kids to be too. -Michelle Pfeiffer

I continue to see a healthy PC market, very healthy. The machines will continue to morph; you'll see smaller machines that have more capability. -Jim Allchin

We've been working now with computers and education for 30 years, computers in developing countries for 20 years, and trying to make low-cost machines for 10 years. This is not a sudden turn down the road. -Nicholas Negroponte

Only two things change when you get older: the energy in your voice and the time of night you feel it's appropriate to call someone. In your 20s, people call at 2 a.m. and yell, 'Are you up?' into the answering machine. Now, someone calls after 8 p.m., and my boyfriend is like, 'Who is that? Who could be calling at this hour?' -Michael Patrick King

My dad used to say, 'You have to become part of the machine to beat the machine,' and there's some validity in it. But honestly, even when I'm inside the machine, you still see me. I stick out a little bit. -Michael Shannon

My family was in two businesses – they were in the textile business, and they were in the candy business. The conversations around the dinner table were all about the factory floor and how many machines were running and what was happening in the business. I grew up very engaged in manufacturing and as part of a family business. -Karen Mills

As an actor, if you're just sitting and staring and you don't know who you are in your own mind, it's vacant. And sometimes the camera is an X-ray machine, it can pick it up. -Albert Brooks

It seems like everything that we see perceived in the brain before we actually use our own eyes, that everything we see is coming through computers or machines and then is being input in our brain cells. So that really worries me. -Hayao Miyazaki

If I'm traveling, I'll take a film camera and a digital camera because sometimes there are moments where, if you've lost it, or if coming back and it accidentally goes through the X-ray machine and it gets overexposed, you might have had a really important moment to you and you would be really upset that you didn't have a back-up. -Dianna Agron

When I moved out of my mom's house at 18 I was almost as sad to leave her sewing machine behind as anything else. -Beth Ditto

The lessons learned as we try to build ever more sophisticated nanomachines will almost certainly inform our understanding of the origins of life. -Paul McEuen

'Robopocalypse' explores the intertwined fates of regular people who face a future filled with murderous machines. It follows them as humanity foments the robot uprising, fails to recognize the coming storm, and then is rocked to the core by methodical, crippling attacks. -Daniel H. Wilson

As a child I was very into gadgets and machines and robots. The idea of experimenting with machines to create art was always something I tinkered with. -Reggie Watts

I try not to eat right before I perform. It's better to perform on an empty stomach – it just feels better. You just feel like a leaner machine. You're not worrying about digesting things. -Reggie Watts

I like to work out every day. I run, walk, do machines. I'm not neurotic about food. My rule is, don't let yourself get over a certain weight. If you gain 5lb, stop before it gets worse. -Andie MacDowell

Ah, the power of two. There's nothing quite like it. Especially when it comes to paying utility bills, parenting, cooking elaborate meals, purchasing a grown-up bed, jumping rope and lifting heavy machinery. The world favours pairs. Who wants to waste the wood building an ark for singletons? -Sloane Crosley

No matter how many people you kill, using a machine gun in battle is not a war crime because it does not cause unnecessary suffering; it simply performs its job horrifyingly well. -Sebastian Junger

Sometimes I wish that I could go into a time machine right now and just look at my self and say, 'Calm down. Things are gonna be fine. Things are gonna be all great. Just relax.' -Tristan Wilds

Like my father, I would never as a child throw anything away, keeping old toys, electric motors and bits of broken machines under my bed in what I called my Box of Useful Things. -Nick Park

I have to admit to not being the greatest technician, but stop motion animation gives me licence to create machines that wouldn't otherwise be possible – inventions that seem real and actually work. -Nick Park

I have a grandson who is 20. He's a computer guy. I'm worried that he can't communicate without his machine. They have no personal contact with people. That's the bad part of technology. -Penny Marshall

In recent years, America's wealthiest man has begun to tackle energy issues in a major way, investing millions in everything from high-capacity batteries to machines that can scrub carbon dioxide out of the air. With a personal fortune of $50 billion, Gates has the resources to give his favorite solutions a major boost. -Jeff Goodell

The independent route was the best move for me. But I think I've maximized everything I could do independently. I've done everything out the mixtape market. I think getting the big machine behind you is the next stage when you've maximized the independent level. -Two Chainz

Organizations worried about the potential for e-voting problems have long-advocated for audit procedures by which votes cast by e-voting machines could be verified through audit trails. -Bob Barr

When I started off, I was working in a shed behind my house. All I had was a drill, an electric drill. That was the only machine I had. -James Dyson

Sharks are really serious animals. They've been around longer than dinosaurs. They're basically prehistoric killing machines, and that's terrifying and fascinating, at the same time. -Sara Paxton

In L.A., I was meeting people who were all actors. My mind started to open up to what acting was. I didn't realize that Brad Pitt was a real person. I didn't think he was a robot or a machine, but I thought you were just born into acting – that it's a family tree, kind of like NASCAR. No one can just say, 'Hey, I'm going to be a NASCAR driver.' -Kellan Lutz

Musically, I didn't relate to Berlin. There seemed to be a lot of machine music made there – I don't think I saw a stringed instrument in two years. -Feist

Often, equipment can as easily function as a security blanket for musicians unwilling or unable to risk anything personal in the studio. Whether one catches the feeling on a record is a subjective matter. How can you be sure? The machinery can hold out the promise of at least mechanical perfection. -Jon Landau

'Dance to the Music' was just Sly Stone being his natural crazy self right from the beginning. The man was an original and his first AM hit was nothing if it wasn't the example per excellence of the Sly Stone music machine. -Jon Landau

There are a lot of downsides to being male. We age faster and die younger. But give us this: we're lifetime baby-making machines. Women's reproductive abilities start to wane when they're as young as 35. Men? We're good to go pretty much till we're dead. -Jeffrey Kluger

If the history of resistance to Darwinian thinking is a good measure, we can expect that long into the future, long after every triumph of human thought has been matched or surpassed by 'mere machines,' there will still be thinkers who insist that the human mind works in mysterious ways that no science can comprehend. -Daniel Dennett

Technology has a shadow side. It accounts for real progress in medicine, but has also hurt it in many ways, making it more impersonal, expensive and dangerous. The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us, permitting risky or lazy lifestyle choices, has undermined our spirit of self-reliance. -Andrew Weil

I came from Bill Blass, where it was a well-oiled machine and if I said I needed a fabric, it was done. Now, I have to budget everything. I have to take on the role not just as a designer but a business. But I'm a glass half-full kind of guy. -Prabal Gurung

One of the things we did at PayPal was collaborative filtering and machine learning: looking at patterns of human behavior. We used it there to predict when people would try to cheat the system to get money. But you can predict pretty much any behavior with a certain amount of accuracy. -Max Levchin

Accountants, machinists, medical technicians, even software writers that write the software for 'machines' are being displaced without upscaled replacement jobs. Retrain, rehire into higher paying and value-added jobs? That may be the political myth of the modern era. There aren't enough of those jobs. -Bill Gross

A person whose skin is metallic can no more have its reproduction restricted than a black-skinned person. Regarding life as a form of machinery and intelligent machines as people without our environmental limitations is essential in understanding FAP, the Final Anthropic Principle, which deals with evolution in the far future. -Frank Tipler

Robots may cut down on infection and mean a consultant can see more patients, but wouldn't you rather meet the doctor than a machine? -Robert Winston

Nearly all inventions are not recognised for their positive side either when they're made. So, for example, scientists didn't go out to design a CD machine: they designed a laser. But we got all sorts of things from a laser which we never remotely imagined, and we're still finding things for a laser to do. -Robert Winston

A successful argument for a government manufacturing policy has to go beyond the feeling that it's better to produce 'real things' than services. American consumers value health care and haircuts as much as washing machines and hair dryers. -Christina Romer

We are still fearful, superstitious and all-too-human creatures. At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers' apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss. -Richard Dooling

As the financial experts all over the world use machines to unwind Gordian knots of financial arrangements so complex that only machines can make – 'derive' – and trade them, we have to wonder: Are we living in a bad sci-fi movie? Is the Matrix made of credit default swaps? -Richard Dooling

My father works for Xerox and fixes those gigantic copy machines that are about 10 feet wide. -Michael Cera

Choose wisely, then eat in moderation. When I know I'm going to Mom's for dinner, I throw an extra 20 minutes on the cardio machine so I can be ready to eat. -Danny Pino

I don't understand why we're all connected wirelessly via a little machine that goes in our pocket, to everybody in the world, and you have to have reels for a movie. -Jon M. Chu

'The Conversation' was the first film I edited on a flatbed machine – a KEM editing machine. I've been using Final Cut or the AVID for 12 years now, so I was interested in looking at this film and seeing if I could tell if it had been edited the old way. -Walter Murch

'American Playhouse' is very supportive of writers. That's really why writers like to write for 'American Playhouse' for very little money. They care about making your play, your script, not some network production. We're treated like playwrights, not like fodder for some machine. -Terrence McNally

In no way am I demeaning writing or any other form of art because it's popular. What I'm saying is that anything fed into the industrial machinery to comply with rules of size and length and shelf-life has a hard time surviving as art. -Alberto Manguel

I guess I see a part of myself in everyone I write about. I tend to write about kids who are obsessed with something, and even though I have never been good with machines the way Hugo is, I did love miniature things when I was a kid. -Brian Selznick

We're plugged in 24 hours a day now. We're all part of one big machine, whether we are conscious of that or not. And if we can't unplug from that machine, eventually we're going to become mindless. -Alan Lightman

I would love to be on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' I'd love to be on that. A lot of my favorite shows get canceled really early on. I liked 'Twin Peaks.' If I had a time machine I'd be in that. -Matthew Gray Gubler

When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn't know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music. -Kyp Malone

I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building. -Edward Snowden

Most of the secrets the CIA has are about people, not machines and systems, so I didn't feel comfortable with disclosures that I thought could endanger anyone. -Edward Snowden

'Minute to Win It' is a variation on a game show from the 1950s called 'Beat the Clock,' in which contestants won washing machines and fox stoles by doing such pointless stunts as catching a tennis ball in a paper cup or knocking a hat off one's wife's head with a whipped-cream spritzer. -Tom Shales

What happens is that, you know, on Mondays, at least in the Senate, you know, Monday night we'd have what you'd call a bed-check vote. Just to get, you know, the machinery of the Senate up and running so they can start the committee process; on Tuesday morning, things go. By Thursday, you know, jet fumes, the smell of jet fumes. -Olympia Snowe

The culture is about moving to a place where tobacco and smoking isn't part of normal life: people don't encounter it normally, they don't see it in their big supermarkets, they don't see people smoking in public places, they don't see tobacco vending machines. -Andrew Lansley

There is a construct in computer programming called 'the infinite loop' which enables a computer to do what no other physical machine can do – to operate in perpetuity without tiring. In the same way it doesn't know exhaustion, it doesn't know when it's wrong and it can keep doing the wrong thing over and over without tiring. -John Maeda

Videogames are indeed design: They're sophisticated virtual machines that echo the mechanical systems inside cars. -John Maeda

In the Machine Age, the company itself became a machine – a machine for making money. -Peter Senge

The company-as-a-machine model fits how people think about and operate conventional companies. And, of course, it fits how people think about changing conventional companies: You have a broken company, and you need to change it, to fix it. -Peter Senge

The health-care sector certainly employs more people and more machines than it did. But there have been no great strides in service. In Western Europe, most primary-care practices now use electronic health records and offer after-hours care; in the United States, most don't. -Atul Gawande

I particularly felt that my job in management was safe from the incursion of machines with friendly faces painted on the front of their heads, or whatever you call the metal constructions atop their shoulders, if those are indeed shoulders. -Stanley Bing

Silence has been destroyed, but also the idea that it's important to learn how another person thinks, to enter the mind of another person. The whole idea of empathy is gone. We are now part of this giant machine where every second we have to take out a device and contribute our thoughts and opinions. -Gary Shteyngart

By liberating women from household work and helping to abolish professions such as domestic service, the washing machine and other household goods completely revolutionised the structure of society. -Ha-Joon Chang

Customers are the reason we open our doors every day, and keep the machines humming all night long. Customers determine what we eat, where we live, whether we stay in business. -Harvey Mackay

I would say I'm more fascinated by Big Daddy V than I am necessarily a huge fan of Big Daddy V. He simply threw on the double-strapped unitard… and now he's some sort of fearsome, fighting, wrecking machine. -James Roday

I want it to be said when I leave this world that 'he was not just a money-making machine.' -Yusuf Hamied

Whether I'm on the road or at home, I get a great deal done on elliptical machines. I use my iPad to conquer my email inbox, listen to audio books, use my Voxer Walkie Talkie app, and read through documents. -Amy Jo Martin

When the machine of a human being is turned on, it seems to produce a protagonist, just as a television produces an image. -Mohsin Hamid

Visit a typical science classroom and you will discover far more than empirical facts being taught. The dominant worldview among scientific intellectuals is evolutionary naturalism, which holds that humans are essentially biochemical machines. -Nancy Pearcey

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

My favorite films, I would put my answering machine up to the television set and hit record. I'd tape my favorite movies and then I could go back and listen to them again. I only had the soundtrack, I didn't have the visuals. But I think it made me really pay attention to the soundtracks. -Mark Mothersbaugh

Like the Earth, the Web is a less appealing place than it used to be. If I want attitude and arguing and meanness and profanity and wrong information screamed at me as gospel, I'll get in a time machine and spend Christmas with my family in 1977. -J. R. Moehringer

Few people wear out before their time. Mostly they rust out, worry out, run out – spill out. A machine must have care and its different parts must be adjusted properly. No machine has ever approached the human machine. When it is right, it is in health. -George Matthew Adams

I write early in the morning at the computer, and people think I'm crazy, but I still use my Mac-Classic even though we have a state-of-the-art PC. There are just less distractions with the simpler machine. -Wendelin Van Draanen

As the render is to the building, and the blueprint to the machine, so sport is to social existence. -Will Self

Anything can become a musical sound. The wind on telegraph wires is a great sound; get it into your machine and play it and it becomes interesting. -Hans Zimmer

I think aerobatic flying is athletic. I don't do aerobatic flying, but I would put that in a category of a sport. I would put regular flying in the category of an art or machine-type thing. -John Travolta

If in my twenties I'd gotten one of the two-dozen roles that I did screen tests for and almost got, I think I would have become bored with the awards circuit, the whole hype machine. -Viggo Mortensen

I'm a 24-hour tweet machine, I'm a 24-hour blogger. When there's no pressure on me, I can talk and write and lecture with the best of them. But put a deadline on me and I start getting writer's block. -Questlove

I would love to have some sort of 'Back To The Future' Delorean time machine travel device so I could go back to 1981 to see that very first Jackson 5 concert I went to, back when I was a kid. -Questlove

To me, every kitchen appliance is useful and nothing's overrated. When I look at my little espresso machine, I don't see coffee. I see a steaming valve as an opportunity to make amazing creme brulee. -Grant Achatz

The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we're not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers. -Niall Ferguson

The truth is that throughout my careers in both chess and the martial arts, I often knew that my rivals were more naturally gifted than me – either with their mental machines or their bodies. But I have believed in my training, my approach to learning, and my ability to rise to the challenge under pressure. -Joshua Waitzkin

Give us detailed, testable, mechanistic accounts for the origin of life, the origin of the genetic code, the origin of ubiquitous bio macromolecules and assemblages like the ribosome, and the origin of molecular machines like the bacterial flagellum, and intelligent design will die a quick and painless death. -William A. Dembski

For a long time, I felt instinctively irritated – sometimes repelled – by scientific friends' automatic use of the word 'mechanism' for automatic bodily processes. A machine was man-made; it was not a sentient being; a man was not a machine. -A. S. Byatt

Museums are managers of consciousness. They give us an interpretation of history, of how to view the world and locate ourselves in it. They are, if you want to put it in positive terms, great educational institutions. If you want to put it in negative terms, they are propaganda machines. -Hans Haacke

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

'Fast & Furious' is a well-oiled machine. Those guys really know what they're doing. The guys that work behind the scenes are just as important as the ones in front of the cameras. They are car enthusiasts. They live and breathe this world. -Laz Alonso

We had a big controversy in the United States when there was a limited number of dialysis machines. In Seattle, they appointed what they called a 'God committee' to choose who should get it, and that committee was eventually abandoned. Society ended up paying the whole bill for dialysis instead of having people make those decisions. -Ezekiel Emanuel

I restore vintage Atari XY arcade video game machines. -Roger Avary

I've got a running machine which I try and use, but it's just finding the time. Don't get me wrong, I love cake and ice cream; I'm the kind of girl that, if I want something, I'll have it. -Rebecca Ferguson

The fully developed bureaucratic apparatus compares with other organisations exactly as does the machine with the non-mechanical modes of production. -Max Weber

Tinguely wasn't the first artist to work with machines. But others were more interested in precision, in what machines are meant to do. What made him different was the random element. He introduced the mechanical accident. He was always interested in the immaterial, in sound, smoke, speed, light, shadows. -Pontus Hulten

We've got a duty to die and get out of the way with all of our machines and artificial hearts and everything else like that and let the other society, our kids, build a reasonable life. -Richard Lamm

I just like music that sounds like music. Not like machines and computers and things that you design to make things sound slick and perfect. -Zooey Deschanel

I'm not terribly technological. I'm awfully backward about iPads and BlackBerries and suchlike; I still have a great fondness for Teletext, and I clung onto my fax machine for as long as I could, but eventually you have to move with the times. -David Tang

In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable. -Christian Dior

I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly. -Leonardo da Vinci

I have Glocks, .45s, Berettas, Remingtons. I like the marksmanship and the discipline that it takes to be a gun owner. I like the machinery. Being able to take it out and clean it is even more fascinating than having the gun. -Bernie Mac

I remember an old Singer sewing machine at home that belonged to my grandmother. It had a pedal. My mom taught me how to use it when I was 12 years old. I used to find it so intriguing, how a flat piece of material could be made into an object that had so many uses. -Bibhu Mohapatra

Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance, form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form. -Paul Rand

Any criticism of Thatcher throws a dangerously absurd light on the entire machinery of British politics. Thatcher's name must be protected, not because of all the wrong that she had done, but because the people around her allowed her to do it. -Morrissey

I've never worried about how a new release will be received. I simply try to do the best I can and leave the rest to the gods. The music industry in those terms is something I loathe and detest. It conjures up images of a gigantic factory spewing out parts of the machine. -Gerry Rafferty

I'm like a one-woman protest machine. -Lydia Lunch

When I go on vacation, I take very few clothes and a whole lot of books. It's the most soothing thing in the world. Reading 'Moby-Dick' is like being in a time machine. I almost feel as excited as the first time I read it and I always find something new. -Nile Rodgers

Making movies is time-consuming and it's boring. You spend most of your time waiting between takes. It's like a big machine that moves slowly. -Eddie Murphy

I've never gotten cash out of a machine. I use my credit cards, so I don't need to do that. -Paula Creamer

When I was on 'Terra Nova', I had an Australian iPhone and a U.S. iPhone, different time zones, just a couple differences in the machines, but I was able to keep the international aspect of things in order. But I lost my U.S. iPhone right before I left Australia. Somebody's got it somewhere out there. Send it back? -Jason O'Mara

If we have a purpose in life beyond being a cog in the human machine, mine is to help inspire people and that's pretty cool. I would like to motivate the world. -Steve Gleason

I'd rather have a pencil and paper and do all my own calculations rather than rely on a machine. And I'll do most calculations in double digit multiples as quick as the machine. -Lindsay Fox

I have actually found myself buying up more and more old analogue gear. I have this strange obsession with old drum machines. -Moby

Writing a novel – unlike operating a piece of heavy machinery, say, or cooking a chicken – is not a skill that can be taught. There is no standard way of doing it, just as there is no means of telling, while you're doing it, whether you're doing it well or badly. And merely because you've done it well once doesn't mean you can do it well again. -Robert Harris

Basically, the body does have a vast amount of inbuilt anti-ageing machinery; it's just not 100% comprehensive, so it allows a small number of different types of molecular and cellular damage to happen and accumulate. -Aubrey de Grey

My approach is to start from the straightforward principle that our body is a machine. A very complicated machine, but none the less a machine, and it can be subjected to maintenance and repair in the same way as a simple machine, like a car. -Aubrey de Grey

Some of us, for better or worse, develop very stable, consistent, and largely predictable machineries of self. But in others, the self machinery is more flexible and more open to unexpected turns. -Antonio Damasio

Cities have become places where we are controlled, by CCTV and other means, in the same way as machines are controlled. My works provide an imaginative space in which this can be challenged. It's like opening a window in a closed room. -Antony Gormley

The anorexic is out to prove how little she needs, how little she can survive on; she is out, in a sense, to discredit her nurturers, while at the same time making a public crisis out of her need for nurture. Such vulnerability and such power: it brings the whole female machinery to a halt. -Rachel Cusk

I am enjoying my face changing, as well as realizing that at the same time, as you get older, the machine isn't as well-oiled as it was. -Kate Winslet

I'm not a machine. I get really motivated, then I fall off the wagon and want to eat Chinese food and sit on my couch and gain five or 10 pounds! -Shemar Moore

I photographed with film for many years; now that I work in digital, the difference is enormous. The quality is unbelievable: I don't use flash, and with digital I can even work in very bad light. Also, it's a relief not to lose photographs to x-ray machines in airports. -Sebastiao Salgado

I do know how to fire a machine gun, so be warned! I'm trained! -Claire Danes

A painting has a lot of advantages over other forms of communication. Unlike a movie, you don't have to put it into a machine and turn it on. It's just there every day. It's not limited by the element of time. It's a constant part of the home. -Thomas Kinkade

I've always been into computers. When I was getting out of high school and forming my identity musically, all of it was really coming into the fold, computers and drum machines. It felt like, you know, I'm in the right place at the right time. I liked the collision. -Trent Reznor

We use work to numb out. We can't turn off our machines because we're afraid we're going to miss something. -Brene Brown

It's the concept of having a computer voting machine that bothers me, more so than the specific poor implementation that we have from Diebold. -Avi Rubin

My background really comes from geekdom and the idea of building a smart machine. If we're going to build a smart machine, let's have it read good books. -Brewster Kahle

My workspace is defined by books, ephemera, quiet and light. I don't have a computer, telephone or a fax machine there. -Maira Kalman

I want to bring clean water to people who do not have it. What I'm trying to do now is think of ways to build a well-drilling machine that is low-cost so people in rural areas can afford it. -William Kamkwamba

Education prepares to be one piece of a machine. -Sugata Mitra

It's strange that we create tech and then we apply it to machines, when we could apply it to ourselves. Cars can now detect if something is behind them, but we don't have this ability. Why are we applying such a simple sense to a car when we could apply it to ourselves? -Neil Harbisson

Kids are really inspired to not just apply senses to robots and machines, but to try them on themselves. -Neil Harbisson

Part of the joy and pleasure of English is its boundless creativity: I can describe a new machine as bicyclish, I can say that I'm vitamining myself to stave off a cold, I can complain that someone is the smilingest person I've ever seen, and I can decide, out of the blue, that 'fetch' is now the word I want to use to mean 'cool.' -Erin McKean

Proponents of intelligent design don't accept that some of the very complex nanomachines that we have inside ourselves could have come about solely on the basis of natural selection. -Francis Collins

There's a long tradition in Western thought that humans are not shackled by biology, whereas animals are pure instinct machines. -Frans de Waal

As a science fiction fan, I had always assumed that when computers supplemented our intelligence, it would be because we outsourced some of our memory to them. We would ask questions, and our machines would give oracular – or supremely practical – replies. -Gary Wolf

In the late '80s and early '90s, there was a slightly retro drum sound that was popular in hip-hop music called the 808 bass drum sound. It was the bass drum sound on the 808 drum machine, and it's very deep and very resonant, and was used as the backbone as a lot of classic hip-hop tracks. -Steve Albini

I like to think about machines and technology in relation to landscape and architecture. -Antoine Predock

The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it's true – the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine – a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special. -Antoine Predock

Every important machine's got to have a big red button. -Joseph DeRisi

The financial benefits of prefabrication have never been as large as its advocates predicted, for although some labor costs can be reduced by machine manufacturing, on-site assembly of any building still depends to some extent on the handwork of skilled craftsmen. -Martin Filler

Before World War II, Modernist architects sometimes had to resort to custom fabrication or outright fakery to achieve the machine imagery advocated by the Bauhaus after its initial, Expressionist, phase. Stucco masqueraded as reinforced concrete; rivets were used for decoration. -Martin Filler

Washington is an incumbent protection machine. Technology is fundamentally disruptive. -Eric Schmidt

I don't think I had the aspiration to be a star growing up. I loved Madonna and Bette Midler, and I had my karaoke machine and would sing their songs. -Mandy Moore

We could construct a machine that is more intelligent than we can understand. It's possible Google is that kind of thing already. It scales so fast. -George Dyson

The classic war movies of the post-Vietnam era have generally taken on grand, philosophical themes: the meaninglessness of war, the grinding down of man by the machine – the machine being war itself, represented by someone like Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 'Full Metal Jacket,' the sadistic marine who turns his boys into instruments of death. -Hanna Rosin

Everybody agrees that the brain is a remarkable machine. It's capable of generating an enormous number of phenomena, some of them very obvious and some of them less obvious. But I think that in the end there are going to be some very basic explanations for many things: emotions, awareness, consciousness, attention, perception, recognition. -Henry Markram

We are moving rapidly into a world in which the spying machinery is built into every object we encounter. -Howard Rheingold

Comparing science and religion isn't like comparing apples and oranges – it's more like apples and sewing machines. -Jack Horner

I have never been embedded with the American army or, you know, with the big war machine. -Janine di Giovanni

Graphics has lately made a great shift towards machine learning, which itself is about understanding data. -Jefferson Han

Daily life is better when it involves interactions with real people who have a personal investment in their labour, like shopkeepers, than it is with someone 'just doing my job' or the infernal self-checkout machine. -Julian Baggini

'Dexter' is a very well-oiled machine; it's just a great show and great to be part of. -Roald Dahl

The gaming world is a complete mystery to me! Well, I did play Pac Man and Frogger using big machines at an arcade back in the '80s. -Doug Jones

A house is not a machine! It's something else for living – but not a machine. -Moshe Safdie

If we are machines, then in principle at least, we should be able to build machines out of other stuff, which are just as alive as we are. -Rodney Brooks

We have to accept that we are just machines. That's certainly what modern molecular biology says about us. -Rodney Brooks

I have a sewing machine that I adore, and I spend a lot of time sitting in front of it when I'm not working. And any excuse to paint or draw or do something artistic with my hands really gets me going. Definitely aspiring. -India de Beaufort

I didn't much like Las Vegas. The noise of the place and the whole 24-hour, 'let's play the slot machines all night' culture of the place just left me cold. -James Nesbitt

A big tree seemed even more beautiful to me when I imagined thousands of tiny photosynthesis machines inside every leaf. So I went to MIT and worked on bacteria because that's where people knew the most about these switches, how to control the genetics. -Cynthia Kenyon

If I could have a time machine, where I could go back and tell 12-year-old Melissa that someday John Schneider was going to play her ex-husband, junior high would have been so much easier. I'd have had something to go for. -Melissa Peterman

Our pool is outdoors, but it's heated, and I've got one of those machines that produces waves you have to swim against; like a jogging treadmill, really, only it's in water. Basically, it means you can have a small pool, swim for miles, and get nowhere. -Rupert Penry-Jones

Whatever Kanye tells me, I just try to put it in my little machine and make the perfect solution for it. That's always our collab formula, and that's just how 'Gorgeous' came about. -Kid Cudi

Hollywood is a wonderful machine for making big movies. In France, we make smaller and more personal films, but if things keep changing, this will disappear. The industry in Italy is practically gone. Cinecitta now is used mostly by filmmakers from others places, like Martin Scorsese. -Ludivine Sagnier

Everything in life, bad or good, makes you change and grow – happily, because if it didn't, we'd be machines. -Emmanuelle Seigner

I've never loved spending time on the machines at the gym. But I have discovered an exercise regimen I can dedicate myself to: yoga. It's changed my body. -Judy Reyes

I am big in Japan… heightwise! But, yeah, I started modeling there in my teens and into my 20s. I did Calvin Klein, Uniqlo, and lots of magazine covers. It's such a beautiful country, and they have beer vending machines right on the street. Love that! -Julia Voth

We have associations to things. We have, you know, we have associations to tables and to – and to dogs and to cats and to Harvard professors, and that's the way the mind works. It's an association machine. -Daniel Kahneman

The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You're encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren't that smart, who aren't that creative. -Elon Musk

The single best machine to measure trust is a human being. We haven't figured out a metric that works better than our own sort of, like, 'There's something fishy about you.' -Simon Sinek

I've been singing since I could talk, pretty much. My dad was really musical and taught me how to sing harmonies and got me a karaoke machine with tape decks. -Bonnie McKee

Tim Olyphant is a machine. He never stops thinking and being creative. -Mykelti Williamson

I think about the automobile, I think about like, when I was a kid, you know, the invention of the answering machine, which I was like, 'Wow.' Or call waiting, which was, like, very big. It was a very big thing. Call waiting was a very big thing. And these incremental innovations happen constantly. -Ashton Kutcher

My gun trainer on the first 'G.I. Joe' gave me about a week of commando training, so I got to shoot every single machine gun and hand gun there was. -Ray Park

Computers can bully us. A slow and unreliable system will bring even the toughest soul to their knees as they find themselves completely defenseless against the erratic whims of their rogue machine. -Lou Ferrigno

I think that Vegas is one of the wildest places I've ever been to. You can look to your left and there's a drag queen getting married by Elvis, to the right there is some old bird sticking quarters into a slot machine for hours. -Marsha Thomason

I can't listen to my own voice. I change my voicemail on my machine literally every week because I'm so obsessed with getting the right tone of voice. -Michael Angarano

I see a film or a TV series or a play as being this machine. It sounds quite robotic, in its description, but it's basically a machine and you're just one of the cogs that goes in it. You're not the biggest one, and you're not the smallest one. Everyone's the same size. -Tom Weston-Jones

I did a smaller gig with an acoustic guitar and a drum machine. In one song, something wrong happened with the drum machine. I tried to cover up the mistake by playing faster and improvising a new song but it became crazy, and I had to admit it was all a mess. -Violante Placido

I was a grunt, walking around in the jungle of Vietnam, trying not to find the enemy. Because I am so big, they were going to give me either a heavy radio or a huge machine gun to carry. I carried a radio. -Bob Gunton

Your body is like a machine, and if you don't keep it in shape, it holds you back. You don't want anything holding you back, especially yourself. -Brenda Song

Some people can't stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I'm a regular talking machine. It's all or nothing for me. -Celine Dion

Your body is your machine – you need your fuel. -Cassie Scerbo

I don't want to be disrespectful to people who are incredible at their craft, but the truth is, if I didn't get paid for it, I wouldn't act. The best-paying jobs are usually the worst films. You're a very small cog in a big machine. -Paddy Considine

I've always been curious about why one man jumps out of a foxhole with a grenade and charges a machine gun nest, and his buddy next to him sits there cowering. And my feeling is that the difference is tiny between the two. -Stephen Lang

I don't bench press, but I use machines to work 10-12 muscle groups. Biceps, triceps, a few things for the back, calves, shoulders and so on – and then I'll go on the running machine, cross-trainer or mountain climber. -Viswanathan Anand

Texting is a lot like an answering machine. If you don't want to talk to somebody, it's like screening your calls. To me, it's a way of communication, but not one that I favor. -Pat Gillick

I'm interested in what happens to people when they get into that publicity machine. We tend to think things have changed, but there's still a deep sexism underlying the way women are treated publicly. -Erica Jong

I hope they invent a machine in which you type in the age you want to be, and it lifts and separates everything nonsurgically. -Sandra Bullock

Vacuuming is great. I do the laundry. I love washing machines. I'm the maid in my house. -Denis Leary

For me, personally, skiing holds everything. I used to race cars, but skiing is a step beyond that. It removes the machinery and puts you one step closer to the elements. And it's a complete physical expression of freedom. -Robert Redford

If you're a baby about the media, as I was, you can't imagine what it's like when the great approval machine shines its beam on you, when every time you cross the street someone comes out of a manhole to talk about your haircut. -Ali MacGraw

Everybody's always asking me about my blood pressure. They did an interview once where they hooked me up to a blood pressure machine and they'd rile me. I'd yell and scream, and then it would just go back to normal in a few minutes. Everything else is probably rotting, but the blood pressure is spectacular. -Lewis Black

The machinery of the democratic process is really no different today from what it was 150 years ago. -Steven Spielberg

I am much less concerned with whatever it is technology may be doing to people that what people are choosing to do to one another through technology. Facebook's reduction of people to predictively modeled profiles and investment banking's convolution of the marketplace into an algorithmic battleground were not the choices of machines. -Douglas Rushkoff

Your email inbox is a bit like a Las Vegas roulette machine. You know, you just check it and check it, and every once in a while there's some juicy little tidbit of reward, like the three quarters that pop down on a one-armed bandit. And that keeps you coming back for more. -Douglas Rushkoff

Children are being adultified because our economy is depending on them to make purchasing decisions. So they're essentially the victims of a marketing and capitalist machine gone awry. -Douglas Rushkoff

I think there can be a positive sort of futurism even in a presentist society. But I think it's a kind of futurism that envisions augmenting human ability and intellect rather than creating some artificial machine intelligence that displaces us. -Douglas Rushkoff

I find myself unable to let go of the sense that human beings are somehow special, and that moment-to-moment human experience contains a certain unquantifiable essence. I still suspect there is something too quirky, too paradoxical, or too interpersonal to be imitated or re-created by machine life. -Douglas Rushkoff

When I put a quarter into an arcade machine or call up an emulated game on my computer, I do it to escape the world that is a slave to the time that makes things fall apart. I have never played these games to occupy my world. -D. B. Weiss

I have a friend of mine who does me on his answering machine, and when I call him, I answer. It's pretty strange. -Christopher Walken

White supremacy is the conscious or unconscious belief or the investment in the inherent superiority of some, while others are believed to be innately inferior. And it doesn't demand the individual participation of the singular bigot. It is a machine operating in perpetuity, because it doesn't demand that somebody be in place driving. -Michael Eric Dyson

We've come a long way from having one land line that was forbidden to be answered during dinner. We had no answering machine, just a dad who barked, 'Who calls during dinner? If it's important, they'll call back.' He was right. -Regina Brett

My thing is, once you start to put a backbeat on your music or something that has a machine in it, you have popularity, but you lose the flexibility. And you lose a richness. -Wynton Marsalis

Over the years, I had nurtured the hope to be able to fly; to handle a machine as it rose higher and higher in the stratosphere was my dearest dream. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

No machines will ever truly fully figure the brain out, because the brain's performance is constantly altered or else constrained by this inanimate, rogue artifact you can't control, namely, speech. -Tom Wolfe

Bringing my two children up while writing was just a part of life. I'd much rather have had their interruptions than been stuck in a sterile office. This way, I had welcome distractions. I had to load the washing machine, I had to go out and buy lemons. -Deborah Moggach

Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity. We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings. -Ray Kurzweil

Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold. -Ray Kurzweil

Sometimes people talk about conflict between humans and machines, and you can see that in a lot of science fiction. But the machines we're creating are not some invasion from Mars. We create these tools to expand our own reach. -Ray Kurzweil

I started getting back into buying old analog gear while we were recording. Lots of old drum machines and synths. It wasn't a conscious thing. I didn't consider myself a collector, but boxes of vintage gear would turn up virtually every day. -Martin Gore

There are times when I'm under the weather and the corporate machine tries to put me in the recording booth anyway. It's always up to me to say, 'Guys, listen to me, listen to what I sound like. I'm not myself.' -Seth MacFarlane

Texting is addicting. Once you get emotionally involved with constant outside stimulation assaulting your brain, it is hard to stop looking at your machine every two minutes. Without rapid fire words appearing on a screen, you feel bored, not part of the action. -Bill O'Reilly

When I tell children that they are far too dependent on their gizmos, they do not deny it. But they really don't care. This is their real life – texting about trivial things; listening to numbing music on their private headphones. The machines block everything out – you create your own little trivial world. -Bill O'Reilly

People ask me why I don't paint oils. It takes too long. Cleaning brushes in linseed oil, and it takes six months to really dry, and all this. I don't have that kind of time. I work with acrylic. It's water based. You can clean it under water. If you spill it on yourself, you just throw it in the washing machine. -Grace Slick

'Feminist comedy,' practically an oxymoron, had a couple of good years after WWII. Chalk it up to the forced female autonomy that occurred during wartime, when Rosie the Riveter went to work in the factories, constructing the Allies' war machines while taking charge of the finances, the home, and the children. -Grace Slick

Thank you… motion sensor hand towel machine. You never work, so I just end up looking like I'm waving hello to a wall robot. -Jimmy Fallon

I've watched with a kind of wary eye how gaming has progressed. I was there at the beginning with Pong in the arcade, and a lot of my great childhood memories were around a 'Tempest' machine. -Trent Reznor

Kudos to you for generating enough sweat that it actually drips off of your body – and all over the machine you are using at the time. If you sweat a lot, that's fine, but wipe down the damn machine when you're done… or I will confront you, and it will not be pretty. -Rachel Nichols

I always had all of these childhood fantasies about wanting to invent things, like a spaceship or a time machine. And everyone's imagined what it would be like to go back in time and change things, to see what would happen if you had a different life. 'Back to the Future' fulfills all of those daydreams. It's the perfect movie. -Sasha Grey

I've always been interested in technology, but specifically how we can use machines to engage the imagination. I started using computers when I was young and was fascinated by creating rules and instructions that allow a computer to engage in a dialogue with humans. The stories found in the data all around us can do just that. -Aaron Koblin

Ultimately, I hypothesize that technology will one day be able to recreate a realistic representation of us as a result of the plethora of content we're creating converging with other advances in machine learning, robotics and large-scale data mining. -Adam Ostrow

Disney is a machine, and I'm grateful for it, but I feel like being part of that environment made me crave the reaction from other projects even more. -Selena Gomez

That's what being a front man is all about – the idea of having something supple underneath you, that machine that roars and can turn on a dime. -Bruce Springsteen

If we want to reduce poverty and misery, if we want to give to every deserving individual what is needed for a safe existence of an intelligent being, we want to provide more machinery, more power. Power is our mainstay, the primary source of our many-sided energies. -Nikola Tesla

There is no conflict between the ideal of religion and the ideal of science, but science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact. To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine. -Nikola Tesla

New Year's Eve was always a big occasion at home with the family. Every year we would get the karaoke machine out and I'd entertain everyone, even as a young kid. -Olly Murs

For the 'Riddick' character, I try to get as ruthless as possible, and I want to be a machine. -Vin Diesel

I want to be a machine. -Andy Warhol

I've been accused of being a shell designer – you start with a machine and enclose it. But in many cases, the shell is essential. A locomotive without a shell would be nonfunctional. -Raymond Loewy

The body is a great machine, and it knows how to take care of itself. I think more often than not the things we do to our skin or our bodies can hold it back from doing its proper job. -Julia Roberts

I have all the tools and gadgets. I tell my son, who's a producer, 'You never work for the machine; the machine works for you.' -Quincy Jones

My office doubles as a karaoke den for the neighborhood. There are strobe lights and Rock Band plastic guitars, a disco ball and a fog machine and some other things. I have a really long work day, and you might find me doing karaoke by myself late at night. -Jeff Kinney

As a child, I remember my dad would sometimes drive me into town with him to play pinball machines together. It's a bittersweet memory but also a favorite. -Iggy Azalea

I didn't have cable television growing up; there were only six channels you could watch then. The only really good channel was channel 10, and they would play 'The Nanny Called Fran' every night for years. I've seen every episode 100 times. I would get my Grandma to make me leopard skin dresses on her sewing machine. -Iggy Azalea

Working crew made me realise that the actors are a very small part of a very big machine, with each part being vital to make the show work. It so important to remember that it's not about you, it's about the show, and working crew hammered that point home to me. -Katie McGrath

I always used to love couture because it was more theatrical than the runways. The runways always felt more like part of the machine. -Lily Cole

The trouble is not that schools don't work; they do. They're excellent machines for achieving historically accepted purposes. In suburban schools are children of the rich, who grow up to privilege and anesthetic oblivion to pain – and who then use the servants produced by ghetto schools. -Jonathan Kozol

My mother had a sewing machine. I was never allowed to use it, but I was so fascinated by this little needle going up and down joining fabric together that I'd use it when my mother went out to feed the chickens. -Philip Treacy

I love the shape of cars. They are very inspiring as modern pieces of machinery. I can't drive, but I do like the look of them. -Philip Treacy

You don't need a machine to make pasta: a rolling pin and a fast hand can create a smooth, if thick, sheet. -Yotam Ottolenghi

The body is both a temple and a perfect machine. Our bodies have within them a healing potential, and we nourish this potential with the pure and simple foods found in nature. -Angela Lindvall

The Futurists were an art movement in the early 20th century which basically glorified machines and the Industrial Revolution. -Britt Daniel

One of the major lessons in all of biochemistry, cell biology and molecular medicine is that when proteins operate at the sub cellular level, they behave in a certain way as if they're mechanical machinery. -James Rothman

A human being is not a machine. Especially when it comes to creating. -Azzedine Alaia

I've done everything. Selling door-to-door fire extinguishers… In bars, I used to repair those machines that have 10 different buttons on them to spray club soda and seltzer. -J. B. Smoove

In my bachelor days, I had a small upright piano in my kitchen. It cost £10 from eBay plus £70 delivery. It was because I'd seen an old photo of Tom Waits – with dirty dishes, empty bottles, a hot plate, a coffee machine and a piano strewn with lyric sheets – and fallen in love with it. -Jamie Cullum

A lot happened in Vancouver. It was my first Western experience. I learned English, which is my second language. I became very acquainted with Western culture. I had my first sewing machine when I was 9. I trained in fashion illustration when I was in school. -Jason Wu

I have an iPod, but I do still love CDs. There's something nice and tangible about a CD. I'm a mixture of old and new – I love my sewing machine, but I've also embraced new technology. The iPad is what did it for me – it's extraordinary. -Twiggy

Yes, iD is a machine vision and sensor browser for the physical world. That's what we have been working on with Coca-Cola, Verizon, Bank of America and Disney to launch content when an image is recognised. -Patrick Soon-Shiong

I use Mac. Not because it's more secure than everything else – because it is actually less secure than Windows – but I use it because it is still under the radar. People who write malicious code want the greatest return on their investment, so they target Windows systems. I still work with Windows in virtual machines. -Kevin Mitnick

The Democratic Party is made up of trial lawyers, labor unions, government employees, big city political machines, the coercive utopians, the radical environmentalists, feminists, and others who want to restructure society with tax dollars and government fiat. -Grover Norquist

In this day and age, when you can use a machine or computer to simulate or emulate what people can do together, it still can't replace the magic of four people in a room playing. -Dave Grohl

Blogs are the main exception I make in my aversion to complex machinery. -Laurie R. King

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

Many large brands are now just marketing machines for what's being made offshore. -Chad Hurley

A short story is something that you can hold in your mind. You can really analyze how the entire thing works, like a machine. -Chuck Palahniuk

We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind's collective GDP. -Henry Rollins

Once you've built the big machinery of political power, remember you won't always be the one to run it. -P. J. O'Rourke

You know how Bed Bath & Beyond sells those white noise machines that help you sleep? And they usually make ocean noises? I want one that's just David Gergen gently muttering about the economy. -Jessi Klein

Hand-drawn animation is something that I feel really strongly about. A Pixar movie may be really great, but it looks like it was drawn by a machine. -Bill Plympton

Before the Internet, all most people cared about was Office. And Office was really the only reason anyone wanted Windows machines instead of Macs. -Michael Arrington

I remember endless Apple v. Windows debates in the early '90s when I was in college. Macs were better machines, everyone said; the whole Office thing was a huge pain. It was difficult to transfer files between operating systems, and generally speaking, if you wanted to do Office stuff, you needed a Windows machine. -Michael Arrington

You have nothing to offer if you're just some machine actress. -Leslie Mann

I believe your stomach tells you what it wants, and I don't think mine asks for anything that unhealthy. I'm a trained health machine. -Sebastian Faulks

We're dumber and less cognitively nimble if we're not around other people – and, now, other machines. -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

I couldn't sleep for nights on end, as my brain felt like there were thoughts colliding within it; I obsessed over small details, from saving pennies and polishing each one of them to washing my clothing over and over in the washing machine. -Andy Behrman

I respond well to what I read of Immanuel Kant's idea that the world as we see it is absolutely a function of the way our brain works. In the modern parlance, it's an evolved machine that we carry with us. -Bernard Beckett

Our world is limited by the machinery we carry. It's very different to the 18th and 19th century Enlightenment scientists who were mostly men of God and thought it was their quest to uncover God's great plan. -Bernard Beckett

One of the things that's been crazy for us has been the speed at which news can break on Digg, because it's powered by a mass of humans versus a machine that has to go out and crawl and find the information and then determine its relevance mathematically. -Kevin Rose

A closed plant is like a cemetery; it really is. The walls will talk to you; the machines will talk to you if you really talk to them. -Hamdi Ulukaya

I still have my old Nintendo 64 that works. And I hook it up, and I still play the original 'Goldeneye.' I'm that geek. I have an 'NBA Jam' arcade machine in my office at 'SNL.' -Taran Killam

I am so pathetic with machines in real life, it's not a joke. I'd rather walk, or even run, than take the car out myself. I like to be driven around. Yes, I like fancy cars, and fancy bikes, too. It's my dream to learn how to ride one myself, but for now, I am content being driven around. -Bipasha Basu

My mother had bought a sewing machine for me. When I went away to college, she gave me a sewing machine, a typewriter and a suitcase, and my mother made $17 a week working as a maid 12 hours a day, and she did that for me. -Alice Walker

Security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit; your machine can be taken over totally. -Bill Gates

To create a new standard, it takes something that's not just a little bit different; it takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination, and the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard. -Bill Gates

Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It's fully synchronized with my office machine, so I have all the files I need. It also has a note-taking piece of software called OneNote, so all my notes are in digital form. -Bill Gates

I've always been amazed by Da Vinci, because he worked out science on his own. He would work by drawing things and writing down his ideas. Of course, he designed all sorts of flying machines way before you could actually build something like that. -Bill Gates

When you make machines that are capable of obeying instructions slavishly, and among those instructions are 'duplicate me' instructions, then of course the system is wide open to exploitation by parasites. -Richard Dawkins

As Irving Good realised in 1965, machines with superhuman intelligence could repeatedly improve their design even further, triggering what Vernor Vinge called a 'singularity.' -Stephen Hawking

What I'd really like to control is not machines, but people. -Stephen Hawking

If I had a time machine, I'd visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens. -Stephen Hawking

When it comes to jump-starting the intricate machinery of recollection, there's nothing more effective than the scent of approaching death. -Gary Krist

With the growth of Harvard from a small provincial college into a great University, a unique paranoia has swept the ranks of local officialdom, furrowing brows throughout University Hall. The lurking fear is that somehow, in the operations of the gigantic administrative machine, a student might get lost in the shuffle. -J. Anthony Lukas

With digital, you do have the advantage of having an absolutely rock steady image because there's no projector gate, no perforations, no film weaving through a machine. And there's no dust and no scratching. -Greg MacGillivray

The military is a machine of war. Not a law enforcement agency. -Hank Johnson

I'm entranced by the idea of reading the culture back to itself, because I'm conscious that we as people and also as a culture are myth-making machines. So I'm interested in a resistance to that: What we can bend, what we can break. -Daphne Gottlieb

The care and concern of one human being for another is a peculiar 'commodity.' It can't be stockpiled. It becomes degraded through trade. It isn't delivered by machines. Its quality rests entirely on the attention paid by one person to another. Even to speak of reducing the time involved is to misunderstand its value. -Tim Jackson

In Formula One, the car can make a difference in a way that a driver cannot. Whereas Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna spent their early seasons in second-rate machinery, Hamilton walked into the equal best car on the grid. His first season none the less has, by any standards, been extraordinary. -Martin Jacques

Machines are becoming devastatingly capable of things like killing. Those machines have no place for empathy. There's billions of dollars being spent on that. Character robotics could plant the seed for robots that actually have empathy. -David Hanson

I have been motivated by this idea since I was a kid that if we invented machines that were created in the way that people are – were aware, have free will, inventive machines, machines that would be geniuses – potentially, they could reinvent themselves. They're not just applying it to other things – they could actually redesign themselves. -David Hanson

If we're going to achieve compassion in the machines and also feel safe with the machines, to raise machines with human-like values, we need to make them human-like by simulating, or perhaps eventually imitating, human beings in high accuracy from top to bottom. -David Hanson

My goal is to create friend machines. Friendly genius machines. Machines with genius capabilities. -David Hanson

We want to detect malware, regardless of its source or purpose. Politics don't even enter the discussion, nor should they. Any malware, even targeted, can get out of hand and cause 'collateral damage' to machines that aren't the intended victim. -Mikko Hypponen

When you see a fly flitting around your hair or your potato salad, you might see an annoyance. But in my lab, you really see a marvelous machine: arguably the most sophisticated flying device on the planet. -Michael Dickinson

With a hundred and seventy-eight machines to sequence the precise order of the billions of chemicals within a molecule of DNA, B.G.I. produces at least a quarter of the world's genomic data – more than Harvard University, the National Institutes of Health, or any other scientific institution. -Michael Specter

By 2020, most home computers will have the computing power of a human brain. That doesn't mean that they are brains, but it means that in terms of raw processing, they can process bits as fast as a brain can. So the question is, how far behind that is the development of a machine that's as smart as we are? -Seth Shostak

Humans have existed only for the last 0.001 percent of cosmic time. All of which says that – unless the Homo sapiens brain is the one-and-only instance of cogitating machinery – nearly all the intelligence that's out there is beyond our level. And that intelligence is more than just a little bit beyond. -Seth Shostak

Our computers double in capability on time scales of only a few years. It's hardly outrageous to believe that we will successfully develop thinking machines within a handful of decades, or at most a century or two. If that happens, these artificial sentients will quickly leave us behind. -Seth Shostak

While human space travel is daunting, machines – with their indefinitely long lifetimes – could travel the galaxy. It might make little difference to them that bridging the distance from one star to the next could take hundreds of thousands of years or more. -Seth Shostak

Hollywood usually guesses that extraterrestrials would only be interested in one of three things: (1) They want to breed with us, because their own reproductive machinery is on the blink; (2) They want Earth's resources; or (3) They want the Earth. All of it. -Seth Shostak

Obama remains frozen in his father's time machine. His anti-colonialism is the anti-colonialism of Africa in the 1950s: state confiscation of land, confiscatory taxation, and so on. My anti-colonialism is the anti-colonialism of India in the 21st century. -Dinesh D'Souza

There is nothing that a military machine can do to work a miracle. -Marianne Williamson

There's a lot of fuss on the Left about election irregularities, like, you know, the voting machines were tampered with, they didn't count the votes right, and so on. That's all accurate and of some importance, but of far more importance is the fact that elections just don't take place, not in any meaningful sense of the term 'election.' -Noam Chomsky

We're all men, not machines. We make mistakes. -Tony La Russa

In the astronaut business – the shuttle is a very complicated vehicle; it's the most complicated flying machine ever built. And in the astronaut business, we have a saying, which is, 'There is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse.' -Chris Hadfield

I explain to athletes, you're supposed to be a well-oiled machine. You're supposed to be in better shape than the people watching you. You're supposed to be an unbelievable specimen of a human being. You have to treat your body different while you're performing. -John Salley

I don't have perfect pitch. My drums sound like a drummer, not a drum machine. -Taylor Hawkins

The first interview I gave to the press was in 1987 when some people thought a previous machine at Cern, called LEP, might have enough energy to produce the particle. -Peter Higgs

Possibly the strangest book ever made, the 'Codex Seraphinianus' is an encyclopedia of an imaginary world, with illegible calligraphy – it is written in an alphabet no one can understand – and surreal drawings of odd beasts and machines. -Russell Smith

I always get sick of these conversations where people are so obsessed with pixels, with high definition, and even with technology in general. I find it just dull and heartless. And so I wanted to use only the worst machines. -Harmony Korine

I love the immediacy of those old analog machines; it's really inspiring. You just set them up to play, and they go, playing the same thing until you switch the pattern. -Aaron Funk

Pilots enjoy the fun and challenge of handling the fancy machine. -Philip Greenspun

The school system has become a part of this huge government machine, governed by people who aren't close to the situation. That's why I'm a Republican. I believe in small government. -Stacey Dash

Spermaceti oil is valued for its high resistance to heat, and thus it is used in machinery where there is excessive heat. -Paul Watson

I've been blackmailed a billion times. I've been sued for ridiculous things. At one point in my life, I was an ATM machine. But I'm used to that. You don't get used to it, but I'm used to the fact that people will do this, even your own family members, and I don't hate none of them. -R. Kelly

I've been fascinated with technology since I was a boy banging around on my father's adding machine. Back then I'd type in an equation, the device made some cool noises, and out came my answer. I was hooked. -Michael Dell

Business schools need to address students on a human being level, not as cogs in the machine to supply fresh talent to big companies. -Srikumar Rao

And we should keep our minds open, or at least ajar, to concepts on the fringe of science fiction. Flaky American futurologists aren't always wrong. They remind us that a superintelligent machine is the last instrument that humans may ever design – the machine will itself take over in making further steps. -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

On every show I've been on, it's just managing all the different responsibilities and time management. 'The Walking Dead' is a really well-oiled machine, and I have a great number of people who do a great number of things very well. -Scott M. Gimple

I was in the Marine Corps in 1971. The idea 'Where does authority come from?' is fascinating to me. And also, the idea of a chaplain is fascinating to me because it's a man of the cloth in uniform, and it's the uniform of a killing machine. Back when I was in the Corps, when I saw that, I was amazed by it. -John Patrick Shanley

When I was a little, little kid, my family got a new washing machine, and they had a big box that was left over. So I cut a big hole in the box, and I made it like a giant TV set. I brought it into the living room, and I did the news and the weather for my family. -Jack Reynor

I'm the priest who has been mistaken for an ATM machine. -Greg Boyle

Search is now more than a web destination and a few words plugged into a box. Search is a mode, a method of interaction with the physical and virtual worlds. What is Siri but search? What are apps like Yelp or Foursquare, but structured search machines? Search has become embedded into everything and has reached well beyond its web-based roots. -John Battelle

Nanotechnology is the idea that we can create devices and machines all the way down to the nanometer scale, which is a billionth of a meter, about half the width of a human DNA molecule. -Paul McEuen

A museum is like a valuing machine. Museums and the industrial society started at the same moment, and they're really tied into each other. They've been all about displaying objects and the kind of wealth that can be derived from objects and promoting that point. -Tino Sehgal

Unless one is planning to go shopping – basically begging to be smothered by the ravening throngs of returners and bargain hunters; an embrace as constricting as that hugging machine designed by autistic author Temple Grandin – then Boxing Day feels like a bar after last call when the lights have been turned up. -David Rakoff

I don't feel a real need to specify the meaning of something. When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn't know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music. -Kyp Malone

No one can keep track of how many people use Internet, how many machines it can reach, or even how many sub- and sub-sub-networks form a part of it. -Barton Gellman

One common puzzle for the security-minded is how to work with confidential data on the road. Sometimes you can't bring your laptop, or don't want to. But working on somebody else's machine exposes you to malware and leaves behind all kinds of electronic trails. -Barton Gellman

One of my most vivid memories of the mid-1950s is of crying into a washbasin full of soapy grey baby clothes – there were no washing machines – while my handsome and adored husband was off playing football in the park on Sunday morning with all the delightful young men who had been friends to both of us at Cambridge three years earlier. -Claire Tomalin

Any show that includes guns or machinery or stuff like that, you need to trust who's around you because blanks are flying. -Jessy Schram

There has been evidence throughout history of cycles when the earth gets warmer and cycles when the earth gets colder. We should always be wise stewards of the earth and all of our natural resources. But as a policymaker, I won't be guided by the global warming propaganda machine. Al Gore – we need you to return your Nobel Peace Prize! -Raul Labrador

Flying in space is risky. It will never be safe, and the best thing we can do is manage those risks. It's important for people, for human beings, to be in space because they're adaptable and because they're not pre-programmed software that can go off and do tasks that are appropriate for machines. -Alan G. Poindexter

I can pour myself into Bon Iver. It's a thing about self- and mental discovery, and those are all important things. But it's not 148-shows-over-a-year-and-a-half important, though. It's a machine, and it's money, and you just get put on this indie rock cart, and it's embarrassing. -Justin Vernon

If we ever find out how the brain works, with all its complexity, then we will be able to build a machine that has consciousness. And if that happens, that is a road to planetary disaster because everything we've thought about ourselves, since the Bronze Age, the Bible, all of that will be gone. -E. L. Doctorow

Facebook mistreats its users. Facebook is not your friend; it is a surveillance engine. For instance, if you browse the Web and you see a 'like' button in some page or some other site that has been displayed from Facebook. Therefore, Facebook knows that your machine visited that page. -Richard Stallman

In the U.S., you even lose legal rights if you store your data in a company's machines instead of your own. The police need to present you with a search warrant to get your data from you; but if they are stored in a company's server, the police can get it without showing you anything. They may not even have to give the company a search warrant. -Richard Stallman

The crucial legacy of the personal computer is that anyone can write code for it and give or sell that code to you – and the vendors of the PC and its operating system have no more to say about it than your phone company does about which answering machine you decide to buy. -Jonathan Zittrain

I learned how to handle myself in the kitchen – where to stand and how to be out of people's way and how to function like a machine. -Manish Dayal

My wife Juliana and I first saw Eurovision while on our honeymoon in Greece in 2006, and we were amazed by it. They basically recreate a music video onstage, and pyro cannons, LED video screens, background dancers, fireworks, costume changes, and wind machines are their tools. -Seamus Dever

When I studied at Juilliard, I did a lot of pushups and became this diesel machine. I was really big and was like, 'This is not a good look for an ingenue.' -Rutina Wesley

A lot of times in movies, especially in sequels, the characters become caricatures and just sort of improv machines and joke machines, rather than people you can actually connect to. -Hayden Schlossberg

Those inevitable dreams where you can't get your column in, you know, and at first they were the Xerox telecopy, and then they were the fax machine, and then they were, you know, email. The anxiety remains the same, but the technology has changed. -Ellen Goodman

I'm always looking for a reason to say no when I'm approached about a big studio tentpole because your fear is will you be consumed into the anonymous machine, and it will suck out any specificity and point of view that you might hope to express. -Matt Reeves

One of the things 'Minecraft' is most noted for is the freedom it gives the players to build and experiment with the tools. You start off with simple objects; axes, torches, helmets and swords. With a little time and experimentation, you move to switches, complex machines, mine carts, glass. -Rob Manuel

I think I'd just like to get in a time machine and travel and never come back. The '20s would be an incredible place to be, dressing up in tuxedos with fancy cars. That sounds incredible. -Victor Webster

A Rube Goldberg machine is, in its essence, a trial-and-error thing. -Adam Sadowsky

Guns are heavy metal machines, and, at least in my case, it's surprising how many hours it takes before it looks like you know what you're doing. Releasing and re-loading magazines is difficult when you're asked to do it quickly and efficiently. -Trieste Kelly Dunn

If I buy a game on Steam and I'm running it on Windows, I can go to one of the Steam machines and already have the game. So you benefit as a developer; you benefit as a consumer in having the PC experience extended in the living room. -Gabe Newell

I do miss 'Battlestar', the cast and crew. That was a pretty well-oiled machine. It's sort of like you don't know what you've got till it's gone. But I go to a lot of sci-fi conventions, and I love going and talking about the show. -Aaron Douglas

A James Bond movie is a stuntman's dream. I was in a helicopter firing a machine gun at Piers Brosnan escaping on a motorbike. -Steve Truglia

I don't know how to be sexy on a date. Put up a camera and a wind machine, and I'll give you sexy. Put me at a dinner table with some candlelight and the moon shining in and, oh, I will give you dork. -Tyra Banks

One of my kids keeps on saying that he wants to be a paleontologist, but first he wants to make a time machine, so he can go back and save the dinosaurs. -James Callis

I played Little League. I was a 'pitcher.' But we had a pitching machine, so I was just basically an 'in-infield' shortstop because all I got to do was field bloopers six feet from the plate. I couldn't hit, so that was pretty much my entire job. -Freddie Prinze, Jr.

English women would rather go out and buy a washing machine than shop for clothes. -Trinny Woodall

If computers remain far worse than us at image recognition, a certain over-confident combination of man and machine can elsewhere take inaccuracy to a whole new level. -Tom Chatfield

For the moment, machines able to 'think' in anything approaching a human sense remain science-fiction. How we should prepare for their potential emergence, however, is a deeply unsettling question – not least because intelligent machines seem considerably more achievable than any consensus around their programming or consequences. -Tom Chatfield

Unlike us, machines do not have a 'nature' consistent across vast reaches of time. They are, at least to begin with, whatever we set in motion – with an inbuilt tendency towards the exponential. -Tom Chatfield

I want to build a machine that can drill wells for water. With this problem of water in many places in Africa, we need to find a solution for how you can dig wells so you can be pumping water from deeper places. -William Kamkwamba

I want to bring clean water to people who do not have it. What I'm trying to do now is think of ways to build a well-drilling machine that is low-cost so people in rural areas can afford it. People in rural places could use the water for irrigation or for drinking. -William Kamkwamba

I don't – you know, I'm very disillusioned with our political system. If we don't wake up in America and realize that we have to vote out of our courage and integrity for candidates who reflect our own beatitudes, and not the beatitudes of the war machine and the corporations, we are – we're doomed. -Cindy Sheehan

The Democrats are as much a part of the war machine as the Republicans. We can't let Democrats get off the hook because they're Democrats. -Cindy Sheehan

Your hands are not made to type out memos. Or put paper through fax machines. Or hold a phone up while you talk to people you dislike. One hundred years from now, your hands will rot like dust in your grave. You have to make wonderful use of those hands now. Kiss your hands so they can make magic. -James Altucher

The whole thing with recording is you have to know when to turn off the tape machine and just stop recording because you want to keep fixing, fixing, fixing, you know? -Linda Ronstadt

If you don't understand how to run an efficient operation, new machinery will just give you new problems of operation and maintenance. The sure way to increase productivity is to better administrate man and machine. -W. Edwards Deming

I started growing my own organic vegetables… and started a routine of generally going to bed at 9.30 to 10 o'clock every night and sleeping until 7 A.M. I take perfect care of my machine. -Suzanne Somers

Our bodies are finely tuned machines, and if our hormone mixtures aren't 'just right', everything goes into disrepair. -Suzanne Somers

On Monday I come in and get in a full body workout, and then I come back in on Wednesday and do a quick six, which consists of bench press, biceps and triceps curls, pull downs, something for the back and the neck. And then you come back and hit it again on Friday with a 16-machine workout. -LaMarr Woodley

We determine whether a book is for boys or girls long before the reader gets a chance to decide: we package them with soldiers and ballet slippers on their covers, war machines and glittering gowns. -Marie Lu

Sonic Youth, for better or worse, is/was a machine that carried me along through pregnancy, motherhood, and creative opportunities I never would have achieved on my own. I'm grateful and surprised that we were listened to, loved, ignored, and overrated. -Kim Gordon

It's much more interesting for me to think that taking a chunk of experience and mushing it up together with other things that are inventible, remembered from some other time or stolen from other people's stories… and see if I can make it into something that works, an object, a little machine that runs. -Helen Garner

Everything Ticketmaster stands for is what we're fighting against. They're just a small cog in a machine where the artist is at the bottom. -Jeff Ament

My mother did like to make clothes, and in I think the worst picture I've ever seen of myself – I must have been eight or nine – she'd dressed me in a matching t-shirt and Bermuda shorts ensemble which I think looked like somebody had thrown up all over it. I was so glad when that sewing machine stopped working, I have to say. -Luke Evans

The fundamental weakness in the Tea Party machine is the stark difference between what the leaders of the Tea Party elite – plutocrats like the Koch Brothers -want and what the average grassroots Tea Party follower wants. -Chuck Schumer

'Dune' was like a giant machine, and it was hard to keep track of all the pieces, but 'Blue Velvet' was a very sleek, compact little experience. -Kyle MacLachlan

A militarized police force facing down innocent protesters with sniper rifles and machine guns is totally unacceptable in America. -William Lacy Clay, Jr.

I love working for myself. I've grown to dislike the Hollywood machine. Too much bull, disappointment, and quite frankly, untalented, mindless, and hugely disrespectful people involved in the process. I'll take carrying the load on my back, all the way up Everest if needed, to be able to steer away from it. -Corbin Bernsen

Kmart uses such mass production that they are able to lower their prices. My hose, for instance, is made by the same factory, the same machines, the same threads as the hose made by four top designers. -Jaclyn Smith

I have five television sets. (I like to think of them as a set of five televisions.) I have two DVR boxes, three DVD players, two VHS machines and four stereos. I have nineteen remote controls, mostly in one drawer. -Rick Moranis

I re-mastered 'The Conversation' a few years ago for DVD. 'The Conversation' was the first film I edited on a flatbed machine – a KEM editing machine. I've been using Final Cut or the AVID for 12 years now, so I was interested in looking at this film and seeing if I could tell if it had been edited the old way. Truth be told, I couldn't. -Walter Murch

There's something about live players that you cannot get with machines: With live musicians, you can strike a groove, you can feed off each other… And, even though somebody might make a slight mistake, it's all real! -Isaac Hayes

When the term 'machine gun' enters common parlance, the word 'machine' becomes much more sinister. -Scott Westerfeld

Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I'm on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding – yet beautiful – Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space. -Buzz Aldrin

My cooking is very simple, so I don't really use machines at all. A knife, cutting board, frying pan and strainer are my essentials. -Nobu Matsuhisa

The most universal challenge that we face is the transition from seeing our human institutions as machines to seeing them as embodiments of nature. -Peter Senge

In our ordinary experiences with other people, we know that approaching each other in a machinelike way gets us into trouble. -Peter Senge

Look at anyone's bookcase at home, no matter how modest, and you're going to find a book that contains wisdom or ideas or a language that's at least a thousand years old. And the idea that humans have created a mechanism to time travel, to hurl ideas into the future, it sort of bookends. Books are a time machine. -Jonathan Nolan

When I first came to Congress, the party was supposed to help you. Now, when a new member is sworn in, he or she is told what their dues are – how much they are expected to raise for the party for the next election. It's worse in the Senate. It turns the whole place into a money machine. -Jim Cooper

I was the first artist, I think, to ever do an all-keyboard album. There were things that resembled it, like Stevie Wonder. A lot of his stuff was on keyboards, but he used brass and he used other things as well. I was the first artist, also, to use drum machines. I was really the one who kind of started that whole thing. -Gary Wright

I had no idea 'The Dream Weaver' would be so successful. Everything just fell into place with that album. I pioneered a number of ideas with that album and subsequent tour. The all-keyboard approach with no guitars was a new one, and I was one of the first to use a drum machine in concert. It was an amazing time. -Gary Wright

If you have a wormhole, then you can turn them into time machines for going backward in time. -Kip Thorne

Those big films are scary things. There's so much money behind those things. There's that hype. You enter a machine. -Chris Pine

My husband went through a phase of giving me vacuum cleaners, sewing machines and Mixmasters. It's ironic. He is encouraging me to develop a hobby, I think. -Cate Blanchett

The imperial, genocidal war machine never rests, so I don't either. -Lydia Lunch

The TiVo is really an amazing machine. Like everyone who has one, I totally recommend it. Just as everyone who's married will tell you to get married, and everyone who has a baby tells you to have a baby, everyone who owns a TiVo will tell you to get a TiVo, and they'll say things like 'Your life will be completely different.' It's true. -Ira Glass

The story is a machine for empathy. In contrast to logic or reason, a story is about emotion that gets staged over a sequence of dramatic moments, so you empathize with the characters without really thinking about it too much. It is a really powerful tool for imagining yourself in other people's situations. -Ira Glass

I started out with machine code and assembly language. -Charles Petzold

I write about times and places I would visit in a time machine, like ancient Rome or the Wild West. -Caroline Lawrence

I spend all day figuring out how to beat the machine and knock the crap out of the political power structure. -Bella Abzug

I'll say it again: you've got to put the argument back in the game. They're trying to make baseball mechanized, a machine. They're ruining baseball. -Doug Harvey

Canceling my landline phone account, cutting off service to my home for good, and rendering the telephones that had long sat on tables in every room as useless as my closeted bread machine, I took the final step in a lifelong attempt to free myself from the wires that tethered me. -Kara Swisher

I, for one, am pretty exhausted since I started blogging almost a year ago. But I am blaming that on my two sons, aged 3 and 6, whose perpetual-motion-machine energy is hard to keep up with at my advanced age. -Kara Swisher

The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men – men of prayer. -Edward McKendree Bounds

Growing new limbs, copying internal organs like a Xerox machine, exponential increases in computing power, better eyes and ears – I could read stories like this endlessly. -S. Jay Olshansky

Something in us is telling us we're moving too fast, at a pace dictated by machines rather than by anything human, and that unless we take conscious measures, we'll permanently be out of breath. -Pico Iyer

The Republicans have lost their standards; they've lost their principles… Really, that's why the machine in the Republican Party is fighting against me… They have never really gone along with lower taxes and less government. -Sharron Angle

Even though I had the talent, programming just didn't feel right. I never considered it very seriously. Some people get gratification from bending a machine to their will. I didn't. -Mitch Kapor

There's a great deal of suspicion and misunderstanding about IT among practicing doctors. One hears things like, 'I don't want to be turned into a data entry clerk, and I don't want some machine between me and my patients.' -Mitch Kapor

Patents have long served as a fundamental cog in the American machine, cherished in our national soul. -James Gleick

With the advent of computing, human invention crossed a threshold into a world different from everything that came before. The computer is the universal machine almost by definition, machine-of-all-trades, capable of accomplishing or simulating just about any task that can be logically defined. -James Gleick

To inquire into the origin of life is like seeking the origin of electrical machinery or the origin of music. Every increase in complexity of arrangement, of form, of substance, leads to new and often incalculable properties. -Gilbert Newton Lewis

I've watched with amazement as Local Motors has pioneered a co-creation and micro-manufacturing model that has democratized the development and production of complex machines, effectively transforming consumer choice from supply-driven to demand-driven. -Bre Pettis

You cannot afford a world with slavery, which literally takes someone and turns them into a machine. -Andrew Forrest

Yooralla is a people pleaser with a very powerful PR machine. -Stella Young

It is too bad that the public expects from me, always, perfection which it is impossible for me always to attain. I am not a machine. I am a human being. -Enrico Caruso

We increasingly live in societies based on the vocabulary of 'choice' and a denial of reality – a denial of massive inequality, social disparities, the irresponsible concentration of power in relatively few hands, and a growing machinery of social and civil death. -Henry Giroux

Failures are much more dramatic than successes, and people like drama. I think this is why automobile races draw such crowds. People expect spectacular crashes, which we tend to find more interesting than cars just racing around the track. The same is true of bridges, buildings, or any structure or machine. -Henry Petroski

Suppose you could be hooked up to a hypothetical 'experience machine' that, for the rest of your life, would stimulate your brain and give you any positive feelings you desire. Most people to whom I offer this imaginary choice refuse the machine. It is not just positive feelings we want: we want to be entitled to our positive feelings. -Martin Seligman

In philosophy, they talk a lot about humans being actual organic machines, and the idea of free will is something that we've made up. We actually don't have free will. We're acting according to our programming as organic mechanisms. -Joel Kinnaman

Animals used for food are treated like unfeeling machinery. -Peter Dinklage

I'm used to being part of 'Game of Thrones' and going into something where you're a small part of something else. You don't want to hold anything up because they've got such a well-oiled machine going. -Maisie Williams

At MIT, in Professor Rodney Brooks' lab, I was involved in a project, led by Anita Flynn, to build robots using techniques similar to those used in building silicon chips. We got some silicon micro-machined motors to move a bit, but this didn't lead to an actual product. -Colin Angle

People are fascinated by robots because they're machines that can mimic life. -Colin Angle

One decision I made in writing 'Henry and Clara' was that I would keep Lincoln's appearances and any dialogue by him to an absolute minimum, because I think readers don't quite believe it when novelists have Lincoln walking around and saying things. They just know they're in the presence of stage machinery. -Thomas Mallon

I always liked performing in front of my parents' friends. My dad bought me a karaoke machine, and I would put on a Michael Jackson song like 'Thriller,' and I would come out with, like, a hat and a jacket, and, like, moonwalk in my socks, so I was always performing. -Nolan Sotillo

I honestly always thought my Master's in Fine Arts would get me further in the acting world than knowing how to work an espresso machine! -James Michael Tyler

Sometimes, writing songs is like waiting in for deliveries. They give you a window, and your washing machine is going to show up, whether the window is the album or something you're thinking, like, 'This thing is going to come to me.' -Alex Turner

Are those 'terrible' machines really putting those people out of work? Or are they getting rid of a really dull job that we shouldn't be torturing people with? -Rodney Brooks

It turns out synthesizing DNA is very difficult. There are tens of thousands of machines around the world that make small pieces of DNA – 30 to 50 letters in length – and it's a degenerate process, so the longer you make the piece, the more errors there are. -Craig Venter

The mark of all good art is not that the thing done is done exactly or finely, for machinery may do as much, but that it is worked out with the head and the workman's heart. -Oscar Wilde

Let us have no machine-made ornament at all; it is all bad and worthless and ugly. -Oscar Wilde

Anything that's living is a machine. I'm a machine; my children are machines. I can step back and see them as being a bag of skin full of biomolecules that are interacting according to some laws. -Rodney Brooks

If you want a machine to be able to interact with people, it better not do things that are surprising to people. -Rodney Brooks

As professional soccer players, we take our bodies to the extreme. We're the people at the gym that look like we're breaking the machines. Pushing our bodies to the limits is what makes us so strong and capable and Olympians. It's not an easy thing to consistently do over and over again to your body. -Abby Wambach

In consequence of inventing machines, men will be devoured by them. -Jules Verne

Wyndham Lewis is basically a pessimist, thinking of human beings as doomed animals or determinist machines. His theory of satire is based on this view, and he finds plenty of evidence to support it in contemporary practice. -Louis MacNeice

Man is alone everywhere. But the solitude of the Mexican, under the great stone night of the high plateau that is still inhabited by insatiable gods, is very different from that of the North American, who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens and moral precepts. -Octavio Paz

In the works of Duchamp, space begins to walk and take on form; it becomes a machine that spins arguments and philosophizes; it resists movement with delay and delay with irony. -Octavio Paz

I'm not an NRA member, but that doesn't mean I didn't appreciate shooting blanks out of a machine gun. -Bryce Dallas Howard

As far as what is the line between human and machine? That's a great question. -Bryce Dallas Howard

If an injustice requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the government machine. -Henry David Thoreau

AI does not keep me up at night. Almost no one is working on conscious machines. Deep learning algorithms, or Google search, or Facebook personalization, or Siri or self driving cars or Watson, those have the same relationship to conscious machines as a toaster does to a chess-playing computer. -Ramez Naam

I am a member of the human race. There's a certain irony about the cyberworld. You don't know who is talking to you, if it's a machine, so I tend to try to reach out to those fellow humans. -Tim Daly

Most people privilege the technology, almost as if actors are in service to the machine. -Jill Soloway

On some sets, if a helicopter goes by, what would normally happen is that somebody would go, 'There's a helicopter. Stop.' I'd never stop for a helicopter. I am always trying to make sure that the machine is in service to the actors. -Jill Soloway

It's very common to implement mob grazing and double your production for a per-acre capitalisation investment… because it doesn't take any more corraling, no more electricity, rent, machinery or labour to double your production on an existing place. -Joel Salatin

I sensed my chance and embraced the telecom business. I started marketing telephones, answering/fax machines under the brand name Beetel, and the company picked up really fast. -Sunil Mittal

The global equalization of wages and the exponential growth in technology has created a job-killing machine that's only going to get worse. -Jeff Greene

If women had equal access to fertilizer and modern farm machinery, developing countries would produce between 2.5-percent and 4-percent more food. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

If you look at it from just a pure economic basis, technology is replacing all of the jobs robots can do, and machinery is replacing the jobs that humans once held. If we don't train our children to imagine, to create, they're going to be unemployable. -Erwin McManus

Search folks don't understand editorial. I'm not afraid of editorial costs, just like machine-search folks are not afraid of computer servers. -Jason Calacanis

The optimism that many felt in the 1960s over labour-saving technology is giving way to a fearful question: 'Will your labour be good for anything in the future? Or will you be replaced by a machine?' -Peter Thiel

Men and machines are good at different things. People form plans and make decisions in complicated situations. We are less good at making sense of enormous amounts of data. Computers are exactly the opposite: they excel at efficient data processing but struggle to make basic judgments that would be simple for any human. -Peter Thiel

Writers have to be very careful and discerning because so much of the machine is out of their control. -Tamsin Greig

Smoke machines are the best! -Gail Carriger

The human body is a miraculous self-healing machine, but those self-repair systems require a nutrient-dense diet. -Joel Fuhrman

Part of the reason I am so evangelical in our campaigning work is that I had an unshakeable faith in Labour values, but we needed a machine worthy of the message. I grew up with a peerless Conservative machine, with vastly superior resources. -Douglas Alexander

As a writer, I'm convinced that encouraging children to write fiction, to hook into that marvelous machine called the imagination, has to be good for everyone. -Rodman Philbrick

Man is not a machine that can be remodelled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind. -Carl Jung

I believe that good investors are successful not because of their IQ, but because they have an investing discipline. But, what is more disciplined than a machine? A well-researched machine can make many average investors redundant, leaving behind only the really good human investors with exceptional intuition and skill. -Stanley Druckenmiller

If machines do everything well, including allocating capital and resources efficiently, can that be deflationary, can that eliminate poverty? I don't know. It's hard to be very optimistic if you look at how humans have behaved historically. -Stanley Druckenmiller

We didn't really feel poor. You don't know that as a kid, but we really didn't have any cash. When machinery broke down, we didn't have money for parts, so we did our best to fix it. -Glen Taylor

Continuing on my theme of backing inclusive innovations, I am optimistic of the success of Uniphore. Man-machine communication is one of the more complex problems to solve. Uniphore's vision lends possibility of finding a solution to this very difficult problem, and the company has already made substantial progress. -Kris Gopalakrishnan

Many of the birds Audubon painted are now extinct, and still we go on killing them, more or less casually, with our pesticides and wires and machinery. -John Burnside

I'm not a big Hollywood guy. I don't know how the machine works. I leave that to people better than myself. -Trevor Noah

I.B.M. was not really bringing their best technologies to India. They were dumping old machines in the country that had been thrown away in the rest of the world 10 years before. -Azim Premji

My first encounter with video games was pretty conventional. I was travelling with my parents – we used to take long cross country trips in the United States every summer – and we went into a restaurant where there happened to be a Pong machine, and I was… a lot of quarters went into that Pong machine, let's just say. -Warren Spector

I kind of get a next-gen game machine, but competing for the home entertainment business? We'll see how that goes. -Warren Spector

The ribosome is a machine that gets instructions from the genetic code and operates chemically in order to produce the product. -Ada Yonath

DNA is a code of four letters; proteins are made up of amino acids which come in 20 forms. So the ribosome is a very clever machine that reads one language and operates in another. -Ada Yonath

People generally thought that sharks are dumb eating machines. After some study, I began to realize that these 'gangsters' of the deep had gotten a bad rap. -Eugenie Clark

I don't write with a machine. I write with a pen and a paper, which is what is most comfortable for me. -Wayne Dyer

Perhaps one day we will have machines that can cope with approximate task descriptions, but in the meantime, we have to be very prissy about how we tell computers to do things. -Richard P. Feynman

The internal machinery of life, the chemistry of the parts, is something beautiful. And it turns out that all life is interconnected with all other life. -Richard P. Feynman

Freedom has invented every useful machine, from the lowest to the highest, from the simplest to the most complex. -Robert Green Ingersoll

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

It's always a little more difficult after taking a few years off, which we did from 2004 through 2008. It's more difficult to get the machine in gear again, but when you become used to it, then it becomes easier. -Chris Squire

Programming language is very specific to instructing a computer to do a particular structure of a sequence. It's the very way you tell the machine what you want it to do. -Brian Kernighan

Metaphors, similes, puns – all manner of metonymy – I'm interested in language that cannot be parsed by a machine – language that can only be understood through acculturation. -Joshua Cohen

To outsource your memory to machines – which is what many of us do with regard to our use of search engines – seems to me to be fairly antithetical to the basic qualities of Jewish life that have kept the Jews alive for so long. -Joshua Cohen

I don't like being victimized by a machine or by other people's demands on my time. I become resentful by feeling forced or incentivized to live a life I don't want to live. That rage in general prevents me from entirely becoming enslaved by technology. -Joshua Cohen

Century-old records are the closest thing we have to a time machine. To listen to the voice of Theodore Roosevelt or the piano playing of Claude Debussy is to feel the years falling away like autumn leaves from a maple tree. -Terry Teachout

I think politics is like an X-ray machine: Everything is found out eventually. -Nicolle Wallace

I like things that don't sound particularly processed or mechanical or made by machines. I like music that contains human elements, with all their flaws. There's air in it, and you can hear a room of a bunch of guys playing. Those are the magic parts. -Chris Stapleton

Dracula appeared at a time of great technological revolution, utilizing telegraphs, typing machines, and blood transfusions. -Chuck Hogan

These days, checks are direct-deposited, money comes out of a machine in the wall, and we swipe a plastic card to make a purchase. In other words, your kids can grow up thinking money comes in an endless supply if you don't show them otherwise. -Jean Chatzky

I think photography is closest to writing, not painting. It's closest to writing because you are using this machine to convey an idea. The image shouldn't need a caption; it should already convey an idea. -Mary Ellen Mark

Our human experience, like the World War II Ultra code-breaking machine, catches the heavy traffic of messages about what we really do and what is done to us every day. -Eugene Kennedy

In the course of writing 'First Light,' I climbed all over and through the Hale Telescope, where I found rooms, stairways, tunnels, and abandoned machines leaking oil. My notebooks show tooth-marks where I gripped them with my teeth while climbing around inside the telescope, and the notebooks are stained with Flying Horse telescope oil. -Richard Preston

I grew up with an Apple 2E – I had a deep, emotional attachment to that machine – and I loved doodling. -Gene Luen Yang

I don't own a helicopter because I want someone to bring me places quickly. I own it because it's an incredible machine that I like to fly and learn about. I like the complexity of it. -Jon Oringer

The tech industry used to be home to a disproportionate number of misfits and weirdos. Geeks. Nerds. People who needed to know how machines worked: needed to take them apart, make them better, and put them back together again. -Jon Evans

When I started in '54, it was only one track on a quarter-inch machine. We didn't have recording studios much around the country; we went into the radio stations and recorded our records. -Jim Ed Brown

The direct market has evolved into a machine that is very good at selling corporate-owned superhero titles published by two main companies: DC and Marvel. -Chris Roberson

When you apply computer science and machine learning to areas that haven't had any innovation in 50 years, you can make rapid advances that seem really incredible. -Bill Maris

As computer intelligence gets better, what will be possible when we interface our brains with computers? It might sound scary, but early evidence suggests otherwise: interfacing brains with machines can be helpful in treating traumatic brain injury, repairing spinal cord damage, and countless other applications. -Bill Maris

Ribosomes contain RNA, messenger RNA provides the information, transfer RNAs brings the amino acids; so the protein-making machinery is an RNA machinery, completely. -Christian de Duve

In arguing that machines think, we are in the same fix as Darwin when he argued that man shares common ancestors with monkeys, or Galileo when he argued that the Earth spins on its axis. -Herbert A. Simon

AllianceTexas is a cash machine for our public partners. -Ross Perot, Jr.

I like the machinery of poems, especially when they have human warmth. -Edward Hirsch

'Liberty Brass' is a small machine that unfolds in a single unpunctuated wave, which is interrupted by the rotating sign, the refrain. Each part is meant to do its work in relentless progression. -Edward Hirsch

If we think of the immune system as a machine, then we are far from even knowing all of its parts. -Bruce Beutler

Reticulocytes are terminally differentiating red blood cells that do not contain lysosome. Therefore, it was postulated that the degradation of hemoglobin in these cells is mediated by a non-lysosomal machinery. -Aaron Ciechanover

We discovered a mechanism which is like the garbage machine of the body. We need to remove damaged proteins and create new ones in their place, and we discovered the machine that does this. -Aaron Ciechanover

My parents got me a sewing machine for Christmas during my senior year of high school. I made three pieces of clothing and had a fashion show at the end of the year, where we had to wear the clothes that we made. I took it to a whole new level; I made all my friends clothes. -Kourtney Kardashian

We were young, we were pilots, and we were hungry to test the new technology of 'space machines.' And we all wanted to be first. -Gherman Titov

In a sufficiently prosperous society where people specialize sufficiently, and where enough of the crappy work is done by machines, all work becomes art. -Nick Hanauer

Instead of using the machine as a metaphor for architecture, as Le Corbusier did, I use the human body. I want the public to know that it's them I'm designing for. -Michael Graves

When I was finishing grad school, the hot new PC was the IBM 286. Bulky. Immobile. Expensive. I touched-typed easily and quickly, but nevertheless, I realized that the machine was a chain. -Jane Lindskold

Moviemaking is a time machine: narrative spliced into fragments and reassembled into a constant present, the end of a story shot before the beginning, which is shot after the middle. -Steve Erickson

The Futurists believed in the machine, in making a great big fuss, in being young. For a brief moment, they were arguably the most influential aesthetic provocateurs in the world. -Jonathan Galassi

I know it sounds strange to say, but the very technologies that have made traveling easier for most people – GPS, automated ticket machines, online schedules and ticketing, boarding passes you can print out at home – have actually made things harder for me. -Philip Schultz

Getting silver and gold out of junk machinery was quick to be learnt by others. -Li Shufu

Playgrounds are essentially machines to induce Newtonian physics on our own bodies. -Jake Barton

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