Best Quotes About Mechanic

It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic. -Alexander Hamilton

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible. -P. J. O'Rourke

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. -John Stuart Mill

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. -Carrie Snow

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. -Henry David Thoreau

People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too. -Christopher Morley

It is the growth of advertising in this country which, more than any single element, has brought the American magazine to its present enviable position in points of literary, illustrative and mechanical excellence. -Edward Bok

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. -Confucius

It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over the possible to the mechanics of matter and the autonomy of his creatures. -Simone Weil

Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war. -Remy de Gourmont

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. -Walter Scott

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

Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression. -Marshall McLuhan

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart. -Mahatma Gandhi

If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet. -Niels Bohr

It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn. -C. Northcote Parkinson

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means. -Garrett Hardin

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist. -R. Buckminster Fuller

I love that men like to look at women, that they love sports, that they need to know the inner workings of mechanical objects. I love the whole makeup of men – that they never mature and are always just boys. -Krista Allen

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

I conceived of an instrument that would create sound without using any mechanical energy, like the conductor of an orchestra. The orchestra plays mechanically, using mechanical energy; the conductor just moves his hands, and his movements have an effect on the music artistry. -Leon Theremin

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions. -D. H. Lawrence

It is not enough to tackle the mechanics of terror organizations. We must also tackle the situations that create terrorists. We desperately need to address the frustration, the loss and the despair that drive some to these actions. -Hussein of Jordan

I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine, never one which was not earnest and impressive. -Thomas Nelson Page

By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done – the mechanics of writing, so to speak – and which genres and authors excel in various areas. -Nicholas Sparks

I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative. -Andre Norton

It frequently happens that two persons, reasoning right on a mechanical subject, think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other. -Oliver Evans

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

I've refined my mechanics, refined my pitches. I've gotten more confidence, and I've gotten more determination. I've got a better idea what I'm doing out there. -Randy Johnson

I just write mechanical things. -Barry Zito

I hadn't focused on mechanics since I signed professionally. -Barry Zito

It wasn't about mechanics; it was about a feeling, wanting to give someone something, which in turn was really gratifying. That really resonated for me. -Thomas Keller

For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now – I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver. -Fernando Alonso

Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible. -Yuan T. Lee

The mechanical and social achievements of our day must not blind our eyes to the fact that, in all that relates to man, his nature and aspirations, we have added little or nothing to what has been so finely said by the great men of old. -James Loeb

We daily witness the beneficial effect produced to the community by the institution of premiums, held out to encourage the inventions of ingenious mechanics. -Joseph Lancaster

A mechanical encounter or other energy-exchange may cause tissue damage. -James J. Gibson

My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society. -Natan Sharansky

By helping readers understand these mechanics, I hope they will appreciate why freedom is for everyone, why it is essential for our security and why the free world plays a critically important role in advancing democracy around the globe. -Natan Sharansky

After some minor pieces of theoretical study that I worked on, a student in my statistical mechanics class brought to my attention a problem in polyelectrolytes. -Rudolph A. Marcus

In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young. -Mary Garden

The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form, they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science. -Bill Toomey

The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things. -Robert Nozick

I used biomechanics to save time when I was competing. -Edwin Moses

In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics. -Edwin Moses

I overcame size with mechanics. -Edwin Moses

If the individual is a unit in a corporate mass, his life is not merely brutish and short, but dull and mechanical. -Herbert Read

Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America. -Felix Bloch

We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind. -Helena Blavatsky

I keep these songs in my head until I get behind the microphone. I never spend more than 30 or 40 minutes singing the vocal or it will sound mechanical. There are always mistakes, but it's about feeling more than being perfect. -Brian McKnight

He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can. -Leslie Charteris

You don't have to find out what someone's mechanical abilities are. All those factors are already a known commodity. I've seen teams win championships and have their entire team quit the next day because they weren't happy. -Larry Dixon

My body is a vehicle for the mechanics of my sport. -Gabrielle Reece

If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture. -Minoru Yamasaki

I've wanted to see beyond the Western, mechanical view of the world and see what else might appear when the lens was changed. -Margaret J. Wheatley

The physiologist who succeeds in penetrating deeper and deeper into the digestive canal becomes convinced that it consists of a number of chemical laboratories equipped with various mechanical devices. -Ivan Pavlov

The process of creation goes on all the time. When I get through, I feel I know what the character will do in every situation. But the building up of the part is not mechanical or deliberate. It grows out of the text. -Donald Pleasence

We know that communication must be hampered, and its form largely determined, by the unconscious but inevitable influence of a transmitting mechanism, whether that be of a merely mechanical or of a physiological character. -Oliver Joseph Lodge

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

On television, everyone talks and they don't care about the mechanics. -Paul Winchell

I have taught my students not to apply rules or mechanical ways of seeing. -Josef Albers

But I don't actually adopt the point of view that our subjective impression of free will, which is a kind of indeterminacy behavior, comes from quantum mechanical indeterminacy. -Murray Gell-Mann

If we look at the way the universe behaves, quantum mechanics gives us fundamental, unavoidable indeterminacy, so that alternative histories of the universe can be assigned probability. -Murray Gell-Mann

Now, what that means is that there is fundamental indeterminacy from quantum mechanics, but besides that there are other sources of effective indeterminacy. -Murray Gell-Mann

I play with feeling so I need to hear what is coming out of the amplifier to inspire me; I don't just play mechanically. I need to hear what I am doing in order to create the next note. If I don't hear it then I can't feed myself. -Michael Schenker

In the past, I have not been able to hear myself. I play with feeling so I need to hear what is coming out of the amplifier to inspire me; I don't just play mechanically. -Michael Schenker

Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical. -Ralph Adams Cram

I am inspired by human sexuality. The act itself is mechanical and holds little interest to me. -Jerzy Kosinski

If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so. -James Lovelock

But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom. -Buddy Rich

As far as the mechanics go, working with other people on received ideas was for me a very interesting technical problem. I can't say that any of my collaborations engaged my heart, but they engaged the craftsman in me. -Robert Sheckley

In relativity, movement is continuous, causally determinate and well defined, while in quantum mechanics it is discontinuous, not causally determinate and not well defined. -David Bohm

Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. -Edward Witten

This is my first experience working in a foreign movie, but the mechanics, I think, are pretty much the same all over; you still have to wait in the trailer. -Dennis Farina

The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans, among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of discontent with the government at that time prevailed. -Fanny Kemble

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

I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down, then… it's sort of like taking the training wheels off, trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without relying on quite such mechanical or external beats. -Jonathan Franzen

Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing. -Joseph Priestley

I don't want anything to do with anything mechanical between me and the paper, including a typewriter, and I don't even want a fountain pen between me and the paper. -Shelby Foote

The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute. -Samuel George Morton

Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above the limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics, and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations. -Buffy Sainte-Marie

I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble – some balk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves – but certainly the mechanics of writing, finding the time and the psychic space, are easier now that my children are grown. -Anne Tyler

It's very easy to make insects move. Because they do move mechanically without the rippling of flesh as you mentioned. They move more like real tinker toys and you can make models of them quite easily. -Michael O'Donoghue

I always try to keep that feeling of being on the edge. I'm afraid of knowing too well and seeming mechanical. -Catherine Deneuve

I would do it today because the thing that appealed to me was not necessarily the mechanics of the robot, but it was his personality and how funny and charming he was. -John Badham

My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net – because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own. -Eli Wallach

I also think that I had great mechanics. -Dennis Eckersley

At a car dealership, the person who sells the car is the hero, and also gets the commission. But if the mechanics don't service that car well, the customer won't return. -Roger Staubach

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

God forbid if David Crosby gets sick again and I can't tour anymore, or something happens where I can't get around, what am I going to live on? I'm going to be living on mechanicals. So I don't want to hear it. -Stephen Stills

Golfers are forever working on mechanics. My tennis swing hasn't changed in 10 years. -Pete Sampras

My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul. -Karel Capek

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

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

What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune. -Taylor Caldwell

Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball. -Andrew Vachss

Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing. -Havelock Ellis

After you start learning all about the mechanics of piloting a riverboat, you stop seeing all the pretty sunsets and you start thinking about the weather. -John Hartford

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

It's nice to have a catcher who knows my mechanics, too. That way if I get into trouble he can stop it before I get out of control. -Tim Wakefield

If you must get rid of a roach, use mechanical control. -Carl Olson

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer. -Alfred Whitney Griswold

The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws. -Andrew Jackson

It had more layers than an onion. These writers meant business. There was a level for everybody. Your major could be celestial mechanics, and there'd be celestial-mechanics jokes. -Billy West

Nobody taught Picasso how to paint – he learned for himself. And nobody can teach you to be a producer. You can learn the mechanics, but you can't learn what's right about a script or a director or an actor. That comes from instinct and intuition. It comes from inside you. -Dino De Laurentiis

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

I was a mechanic at a go-cart place, a deejay at a roller rink, a telemarketer in New York, a grocery bagger. -Michael Rosenbaum

If you're the village blacksmith and a model T comes along, you better become a mechanic. People's lives are better when they get news online versus having to wait for the morning paper. It's a lot more efficient, a lot more real time, a lot less waste. -Marc Andreessen

I wanted to be a mechanic. When I was 14 I wanted to quit school and go work on my car. But my dad said Son, you shouldn't do that. You should stay in school until your education is finished, and when you're done, don't make your hobby your job. -Eric Bana

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

I tried being a mechanic and I tried catering, but I realized I had even less aptitude for semi-skilled labour than for academic work. -Toby Young

Whether you're a mechanic or you build houses or you work in an office, you don't have to like your boss. -Timothy F. Cahill

In America, the professor talks to the mechanic. They are in the same category. -Noam Chomsky

Music's supposed to come from the heart. I felt like that if it ever got mechanical, I was going to back away from it. -Kenny Chesney

From a scientist's perspective, to understand everything that you need to know about human beings, you only have to tinker with all the mechanical parts of genes and the brain until there are no more secrets left. -Deepak Chopra

But the mechanics of learning to 'throw your voice' are pretty simple. Anyone with a tongue, an upper palate, teeth, and a normal speaking voice can learn ventriloquism. -Jeff Dunham

It really depends, but, generally speaking, just because of the mechanics of it, voice-over is easier because there is no hair, no makeup, no wardrobe, no fittings, no line memorizing. You don't have to me woken up in Russia at 6 in the morning and go film a scene. It's just easier on the body, the family life to do voice-overs. -Kathy Najimy

I think I've always been afraid of painting, really. Right from the beginning. All my paintings are about painting without a painter. Like a kind of mechanical form of painting. -Damien Hirst

The reactions of the human heart are not mechanical and predictable but infinitely subtle and delicate. -Daisaku Ikeda

My mother taught public school, went to Harvard and then got her master's there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn't go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard. -Ben Affleck

But hitting is so crazy. You feel great today and get three hits. And the next day you show up and it's, 'What happened to my mechanics? Where's my swing?' Sometimes I even Google it and the search comes up with no results. -Marco Scutaro

Technical things are getting more mechanical. Take 'Swan Lake,' the Black Swan pas de deux. Now, my goodness, they're turning not just 32 fouettes – but double or triple pirouettes. -Natalia Makarova

Well, guys are better at mechanical stuff and women are better at emotional stuff. -Adam Carolla

My best mentor is a mechanic – and he never left the sixth grade. By any competency measure, he doesn't have it. But the perspective he brings to me and my life is, bar none, the most helpful. -Brendon Burchard

I've worked as a labourer, driven taxis and school buses, and been a car mechanic – whatever I could do just to get by. But it does mean that I know a little bit about a lot of things. -Cory Monteith

I find that talking about myself is often the most boring thing in the world. Sixty per cent of interviews I find mechanical. -Carla Bruni

I am a mechanical techie. I can build things with my hands. -Evan Glodell

As you get older, things conk out. It's a bit like a car. As long as it's something the mechanics can fix, you can chug on for a few more thousand miles. -Len Goodman

The birth of science as we know it arguably began with Isaac Newton's formulation of the laws of gravitation and motion. It is no exaggeration to say that physics was reborn in the early 20th-century with the twin revolutions of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity. -Paul Davies

I've always been homeschooled, so doing it on set is kind of the same thing. My mom makes it very interactive – we'll get a book on chocolate and learn how to make it, or she will buy antique items. I love military history, the mechanics and strategy of it. -Atticus Shaffer

That's how I judge a quarterback: Either you make plays or you don't. I don't even want to talk about mechanics. -Fran Tarkenton

In terms of the mechanics of story, myth is an intriguing one because we didn't make myth up; myth is an imprinture of the human condition. -Baz Luhrmann

True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere – a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world. -Maurice Saatchi

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

I have not written a perfect sentence, in the literary sense. It's a lot easier to throw a perfect pass than to write a perfect sentence, if that sentence is meant to perform more than a mechanical function. -Greg Iles

What you can show using physics, forces this universe to continue to exist. As long as you're using general relativity and quantum mechanics you are forced to conclude that God exists. -Frank Tipler

Fiction isn't made by scraping the bones of topicality for the last shreds and sinews, to be processed into mechanically recovered prose. Like journalism, it deals in ideas as well as facts, but also in metaphors, symbols and myths. -Hilary Mantel

I have a penchant for fresh notebooks and mechanical pencils. It seems every time I go to the store, I buy a new notebook. I have dozens of them just sitting around. -Richard Paul Evans

But I'm a fairly mechanical worker – I tend not to think about themes so much as plot. I want to get the feeling right. If it's moving through tunnels, I ask myself, what is it like to move through tunnels? -Brian Selznick

The 'Tarahumara' use their legs 'as designed.' By running at a young age with minimal footwear, they naturally develop the best biomechanical use of their legs. Cushioned shoes restrict foot movements and allow for over-striding. Short strides are natural. -Christopher McDougall

I've been a DJ, janitor, ditch digger, waitress, computer instructor, programmer, mechanic, web developer, clerk, manager, marketing director, tour guide and dorm manager, among other things. -Sherrilyn Kenyon

A lot of the physical flirtation with fear I did early on in my career, when I was a much younger person – stuff I wouldn't do now. But I was very interested in the mechanics of risk and fear in those days. And I found out fear pretty much always feels the same, whether it's doing a rock climb or speaking in front of an audience. -Tim Cahill

I am, in fact, a medical doctor; I am a world expert in mechanical heart technology; and I am an athletically fit man who takes care of his own health through diet and exercise, including frequent five mile runs. -Robert Jarvik

I think most Hollywood meetings are silly and I truly despise pitching. It's insane to expect someone to come in and tell you the story before they've written it, and buying an idea from someone who can explain it rather than write it is like choosing a mechanic based on his ability to draw a picture of your car's problem. -Jess Walter

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

Nothing can create something all the time due to the laws of quantum mechanics, and it's – it's fascinatingly interesting. -Lawrence M. Krauss

No one intuitively understands quantum mechanics because all of our experience involves a world of classical phenomena where, for example, a baseball thrown from pitcher to catcher seems to take just one path, the one described by Newton's laws of motion. Yet at a microscopic level, the universe behaves quite differently. -Lawrence M. Krauss

For the record: Quantum mechanics does not deny the existence of objective reality. Nor does it imply that mere thoughts can change external events. Effects still require causes, so if you want to change the universe, you need to act on it. -Lawrence M. Krauss

Feynman once said, 'Science is imagination in a straitjacket.' It is ironic that in the case of quantum mechanics, the people without the straitjackets are generally the nuts. -Lawrence M. Krauss

In the future, maybe quantum mechanics will teach us something equally chilling about exactly how we exist from moment to moment of what we like to think of as time. -Richard K. Morgan

Recently a study proved that working from a larger, less cluttered computer screen increases concentration. I could have told them that. And yes, I write first drafts with a mechanical pencil and a yellow legal pad. There's good reason for this primitive behavior: I am a crackerjack typist. My hand moves far more quickly than my brain. -Stacy Schiff

Most of what Einstein said and did has no direct impact on what anybody reads in the Bible. Special relativity, his work in quantum mechanics, nobody even knows or cares. Where Einstein really affects the Bible is the fact that general relativity is the organizing principle for the Big Bang. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

It is important that we relish the food we eat. If we cannot do this, but eat mechanically, our food does not do us that good it should, and we fail to be nourished and built up by it as we otherwise would be, if we could enjoy the food we take into the stomach. -Ellen G. White

I worked my way through art school as an auto mechanic, doing various stuff including sanding bodywork and using Bondo filler. -Fred Tomaselli

I was mainly a stage actor. I found film acting mechanical, because it was so technical – there was so much technique with the lamps and the movements of the camera. -Erland Josephson

One of the most exciting things about dark energy is that it seems to live at the very nexus of two of our most successful theories of physics: quantum mechanics, which explains the physics of the small, and Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, which explains the physics of the large, including gravity. -Adam Riess

My friends and neighbors were always fixing their cars. Soldiers who felt restless wanted to work on something, and they understood cars. Me, I like to look at cars but I was never really a mechanic. -Edward Ruscha

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

The minute there's a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity. -Seth Godin

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

Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. String theory does so again because a point particle is replaced by a string, which is more spread out. -Edward Witten

All knowledge which ends in words will die as quickly as it came to life, with the exception of the written word: which is its mechanical part. -Leonardo da Vinci

I was a mechanic in the Navy. And mechanics in the Navy are like mechanics in airlines. You may have more stripes than I do, but you don't know how to fix the airplane. -Gordon Bethune

I've spent my life as an airplane mechanic, pilot, aircraft manufacturer and airline CEO who never lost a life or an airplane. I am considerate of the risk we take every time we fly. I also know we need to fly and always to improve safety. -Gordon Bethune

I'm crazy about cars, about boats, about airplanes, about anything mechanical – I'm just a boy, really, and my clients are like boys, too. -Richard Mille

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

My mother's dad dropped out of the eighth grade to work. He had to. By the time he was 30, he was a master electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason, mechanic. That guy was, to me, a magician. Anything that was broken, he could fix. Anybody anywhere in our community knew that if there was a problem, Carl was there to fix it. -Mike Rowe

I come from a blue collar family, but my personal life isn't. I didn't get the gene that my grandfather had in spades. He was a local hero. Built the church that I went to. Built the house I grew up in. Steamfitter, pipefitter, electrician, mechanic and plumber. I wanted to do those things. But it just didn't come easy. -Mike Rowe

Maths should be more practical and more conceptual, but less mechanical. -Conrad Wolfram

Einstein's theory of relativity does a fantastic job for explaining big things. Quantum mechanics is fantastic for the other end of the spectrum – for small things. -Brian Greene

String theory is the most developed theory with the capacity to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics in a consistent manner. I do believe the universe is consistent, and therefore I do believe that general relativity and quantum mechanics should be put together in a manner that makes sense. -Brian Greene

Before the discovery of quantum mechanics, the framework of physics was this: If you tell me how things are now, I can then use the laws of physics to calculate, and hence predict, how things will be later. -Brian Greene

I loved my computer; it's a tool. A tool increases your mechanical advantages. It allows you to use your strengths and talents to greater advantage, and that's what tools do, and that's what my computer does for me. It's not my toy, it's my tool. -Jok Church

It's very hard to respect people on holiday – everybody looks so silly at the beach, it makes you hate humanity – but when you see people at their work they elicit respect, whether it's a mechanic, a stonemason or an accountant. -Alain de Botton

The mathematics of quantum mechanics very accurately describes how our universe works. -Antony Garrett Lisi

I finished up my graduate degree in quantum mechanics, but underwent a bit of a personal crisis, recognizing that I didn't want to do that for the rest of my life. It was too abstract, too far removed from human concerns. -Francis Collins

The Gamifaction Movement is trying to help companies engage their audience and community by using game mechanics and wrapping them around shopping or achievements, so you get achievements for coming to a store or purchasing things, like rewarding activities. -Jane McGonigal

You have to say now that space is something. Space can vibrate, space can fluctuate, space can be quantum mechanical, but what the devil is it? -Leonard Susskind

There is no such thing as low maintenance or high maintenance, just a bunch of women hoping for a capable mechanic. -Liz Vassey

I'm a huge NASCAR fan, but I'm not a gearhead. I've never been into fixing cars. It's not because I don't like it. I would love to know more. It's just my dad never taught me that stuff because my dad wasn't a mechanic. -Larry the Cable Guy

When I was acting, I was always asking abut the mechanics of filmmaking. I decided I would learn what everyone on set was doing, so I would feel less threatened. -Peter Capaldi

Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive, like quantum mechanics. It's really counterintuitive. -Elon Musk

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

If you sort of treat the environment in sort of this mechanical, industrial way that there's a disconnect between man and the environment, it's very easy to treat people that way. -Mario Van Peebles

I'm not looking to be a trophy. When not acting, I spend my time studying metaphysics and quantum mechanics to keep my life as grounded as I can. -Tanit Phoenix

The only thing left that shows I was a heart patient is I have a scar down the middle of my chest where they went in three times to do open heart surgery. I have a brand new heart inside, and all the mechanical and electronic gear and so forth is all gone. -Dick Cheney

I think, aesthetically, car design is so interesting – the dashboards, the steering wheels, and the beauty of the mechanics. I don't know how any of it works, I don't want to know, but it's inspirational. -Paloma Picasso

One of the first speaking roles I had was in a film called 'Svengali', with Peter O'Toole and Elizabeth Ashley. I was a waiter, and I had about three lines. And I was ready! I had been around people like that, and I knew they were just actors. All the work I had done, it was all there, and I felt like I knew all the mechanics. -Tobin Bell

There is something fundamentally fascinating about the mechanics, I guess, of the human body and where consciousness and mind exist, and what you can do with the mechanics of the body while keeping those intact, and where those two cross over. -Neill Blomkamp

If the clockwork universe equated the human body with the mechanics of the clock, the digital universe now equates human consciousness with the processing of the computer. We joke that things don't compute, that we need a reboot, or that our memory has been wiped. -Douglas Rushkoff

I think there's a quality of passion to the American actor. I'm certainly attracted to it, and I like to hope that underscoring it is a characteristic of my work. That quality is certainly also present in some British actors, but I tend to feel the mechanical and intellectual process is dominant in the British. -Arthur Penn

I suffer depression only in the sense that I am a writer. We don't have proper jobs to go to. We are on our own all day. Show me a writer who doesn't get depressed: who has a completely stable mood. They'd be a garage mechanic or something. -Mark Haddon

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

The spot paintings and spin paintings were trying to find mechanical ways to make paintings. -Damien Hirst

My father was really good with math. It's a funny thing, I don't remember my father or my mother being so mechanical-minded. My father always wanted to be a doctor, but he came from a really poor family in Georgia, and there was no way he was going to be a doctor. -Herbie Hancock

I used to think of George Michael as being mechanical, like a scientist in a white coat, working in a laboratory, creating perfect harmonies, and all the while I was secretly admiring him. -Boy George

Chance is an element of life. What I try to do is study what I call the mechanics of reality as carefully as I can. -Paul Auster

There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate. -Nikola Tesla

A really great actor, in a lucky performance, can transform himself or herself. I've seen actors do that. But often it's a mechanical transformation, which isn't as interesting, and you've got to be careful how you go about something like that, I think. -Alan Alda

I'm for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction. -Andy Warhol

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

Quantum mechanics broke the mold of the previous framework, classical mechanics, by establishing that the predictions of science are necessarily probabilistic. -Brian Greene

The math of quantum mechanics and the math of general relativity, when they confront one another, they are ferocious antagonists and the equations don't work. -Brian Greene

I do feel strongly that string theory is our best hope for making progress at unifying gravity and quantum mechanics. -Brian Greene

Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests. -Deepak Chopra

My first car was, as depicted in 'Sleepwalk with Me,' my mother's '92 Volvo station wagon that had 80,000 miles on it, and I had put 40,000 miles on it, so by the time it retired it had 120,000, and I basically killed it. It served me well, and my mechanic was always very angry with me because I just didn't properly care for it. -Mike Birbiglia

I guess as you get older you sort of see the mechanics, even with the best comedians. There's admiration for people I admire, but it's not guttural laughter. It's a wry 'Oh, well done, sir.' But I sort of miss that slightly; I miss the raw joy of comedy I used to get. -Stephen Merchant

There are a lot of mysteries about quantum mechanics, but they mostly arise in very detailed measurements in controlled settings. -Lisa Randall

I don't like running when I'm holding things in my hand, whether it's a dog leash or a baby jogger. My mechanics get all messed up. -Kai Ryssdal

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

I wanted to build something that was a system – that was mechanical and would propagate itself like a virus. I needed a way for it spread from person to person, and the best way to do that was trying to get someone to get their friends to sign up. -Michael Birch

There is no such thing as too much swearing. Swearing is just a piece of linguistic mechanics. The words in-between are the clever ones. -Peter Capaldi

The industries that fall first are the industries that either produce electromechanical items that are now inferior to their software substitutes, or the industries that produce a mechanically created service that's now inferior. -Michael J. Saylor

In medicine as well as in romantic poetry, it is the heart that is the center and controlling mechanics of life. If the heart stops, life stops. The loss of sight doesn't not mean death. Yet for ages, the eyes was believed to contain a human being's vital essence – a not wholly irrational belief. -Henry Grunwald

When you're writing plays, it's possible to believe you don't have any real world skill. When you're adapting, it is really all about the mechanics, so you feel closer to, I don't know, an accountant or someone who has a body of information. It's not all about temperament. -Richard Greenberg

Go into the auto mechanic, you've got to know computers to be able to work on the cars. -Ann McLane Kuster

A Republican philosophy goes something like this: If you take your car to the mechanic, and instead of fixing it, they take out the engine and charge you an arm and a leg, you should conclude that mechanics can't fix cars and you should probably just take yours to the junkyard and sell it for scrap metal. -Keith Ellison

You have to look for teachers. If you want to be a mechanic, go hang out with mechanics. -Robert Kiyosaki

My introduction to dissociation had been at Kenneth Cooper's clinic in January of 1975. Cooper had assembled a gaggle of top American distance runners and a half dozen top researchers, the intent being to figure out what the difference was – physiologically, biomechanically, psychologically – between elite and subelite runners. -Don Kardong

Grain isn't structured like a screen door that you're looking through, but pixels are. Film-based grain is just all over the place, one frame totally different from the next. So your edges are coolly sharp and have a different feeling, an organic feeling rather than this mechanic feeling you get with digital. -Greg MacGillivray

You have the wookie character, which is one of the biggest aliens in 'Defiance.' These guys are just walking about with these mechanical faces on, and it actually looks insane. The amount of diversity of all the aliens in the town is quite unbelievable. -Tony Curran

I like mechanical things; my first book was a mechanics guide – that was what my parents couldn't pry away from me; that was the blanket. -Philipp Meyer

At 16, I dropped out of school and spent five years working as a bicycle mechanic and volunteering in a Trauma Centre before ultimately deciding to go to university. -Philipp Meyer

People don't learn science in movies. You don't go to the movies thinking, 'I hope I learn some quantum mechanics this afternoon.' But on the other hand, movies are instrumental and influential in getting young people interested in science. -Seth Shostak

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

The development of quantum mechanics early in the twentieth century obliged physicists to change radically the concepts they used to describe the world. -Alain Aspect

Cinema is made to film material: the body. By filming the material, the mechanical, the worker, we arrive at the spiritual. -Bruno Dumont

I have written ever since I knew mechanically how to do it. -Eleanor Catton

It's a bloody shame that all the video stores have gone, I'll tell you. Everything's so mechanical now. It's all so if-you-liked-this-then-you'll-like-this. There's no picking something out, or finding some brilliant person to open up new worlds for you. -Alexandra Cassavetes

My inners are not organs. They're actually mechanics, so I have a hole in my back, wind me up like the movie 'Hugo,' and then just say, 'Act,' you know? -Gillian Jacobs

There are three types of pitchers you have to deal with. Some, you just have to tell what town they're in, remind them where they are. Some, you remind them about mechanics, and some, you have to bust their tail. You have to make them your friend and have them trust you. -Johnny Bench

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

A lot people ask me, 'How do I become a voice actor?' and, well, first of all, drop the 'voice' because you don't know what mechanics you'll have to employ. If you can just focus on the acting, then the rest will come. -Troy Baker

If I realize that actually there's quantum mechanics happening around us all the time in some macroscopic, interconnected way, then that doesn't change my perception of it, that doesn't change my interaction with it; it just changes how I view my interaction. -Aaron D. O'Connell

As a singer, you can't hear what's coming out of your throat; you're only hearing it from the inside, so you need a trusted person who knows how your voice works. It's like a car. You take it to the same mechanic because they know it inside out, and every time you get it back, it works fantastic. -Stephen Costello

I learned the mechanics of how to fly a plane, but I never lifted a plane off the ground. -Adam Beach

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

Nothing can astound an American. It has often been asserted that the word 'impossible' is not a French one. People have evidently been deceived by the dictionary. In America, all is easy, all is simple; and as for mechanical difficulties, they are overcome before they arise. -Jules Verne

There's nothing wrong with pitch counts. But not when it's spit out by a computer, and the computer does not look at an individual's mechanics. And you can't look at his genes. It should come from the individual and the pitching coach and the manager. -Tom Seaver

I worked for the troops my entire time in the United States Armed Forces because we know in the United States Armed Forces that it's not the generals and the colonels that win battles, it's the soldiers: it's the people at the front, the mechanics with their wrenches, the drivers moving the logistics back in the rear. -Wesley Clark

I'm one of a few guys on the PGA Tour who doesn't work with an instructor. I'm not saying mechanics don't matter. But I play my best when I focus on staying in a good place mentally and keep the technique simple. -Rickie Fowler

Modern motor vehicles are safer and more reliable than they have ever been – yet more than 1 million people are killed in car accidents around the world each year, and more than 50 million are injured. Why? Largely because one perilous element in the mechanics of driving remains unperfected by progress: the human being. -Tom Chatfield

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

I didn't know why I couldn't sing – all I knew was that it was muscular or mechanical. Then, when I was diagnosed with Parkinson's, I was finally given the reason. I now understand that no one can sing with Parkinson's disease. No matter how hard you try. And in my case, I can't sing a note. -Linda Ronstadt

When I'm swinging the club at my best, it's because I'm not thinking about mechanics at all. I feel like my body is loose. My arms are soft in front of me when I'm setting up, and my chest and shoulders feel as if they can move and turn easily. -Ernie Els

During a tournament, I'm not thinking about mechanics at all. I'm in scoring mode. -Ernie Els

Grip pressure – not mechanical flaws – is the biggest factor when you're nervous. You unconsciously grip it tighter, which keeps you from making a smooth swing with a natural release. Keep your grip pressure light, and you'll be surprised how much your mechanics stabilize. -Ernie Els

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

In the Fall of 1774 & Winter of 1775, I was one of upwards of thirty, chiefly mechanics, who formed ourselves into a committee for the purpose of watching the movements of the British soldiers, and gaining every intelligence of the movements of the Tories. -Paul Revere

If I start paying attention to the mechanics of a film while watching it, then it's generally a bad film. -Terry Zwigoff

In man, the mechanical breathing is essential to life, and it is one of the old tests for death to see whether these movements have ceased completely. -August Krogh

In many organisms, including man, the mechanical respiration and the circulation of the blood are 'regulated' so as to correspond to the demand of the moment. -August Krogh

For me, not owning a car means I may spend a little extra time on public transportation, but I can use that time to read, catch up on work projects, and make the phone calls I couldn't get to earlier. Plus, I never waste time at the mechanics or gas station. -Lynn Jurich

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

I love boats. Anything that runs, anything mechanical. It's my God-given passion in life. -Dennis Washington

I got into cars through my father. He used to work on cars. My job was to hold the light, which pretty much was the limit of my mechanical abilities. -Adam Ferrara

The very best way I can make any reader believe in the nuts and bolts of an art form… is to know the mechanics, to make the characters grounded in convincing detail. -Guy Gavriel Kay

Space can vibrate, space can fluctuate, space can be quantum mechanical, but what the devil is it? And, you know, everybody has their own idea about what it is, but there's no coherent final consensus on why there is space. -Leonard Susskind

The most important single thing about string theory is that it's a highly mathematical theory, and the mathematics holds together in a very tight and consistent way. It contains in its basic structure both quantum mechanics and the theory of gravity. That's big news. -Leonard Susskind

If ergonomists have their way, future products won't be built for some hypothetical average person but will conform to the biomechanical needs of whatever particular human body happens to come into contact with them. -Mary Roach

Hollywood likes to imagine robots as mechanical copies of ourselves – which is a terrible idea. -Colin Angle

'Guild Wars 2' is a wider world in that we have a lot of different mechanics available for storytelling. We have our personal story, the story of you, which is tailored for your character. You answer some basic questions; you make some decisions early on, and that follows through. -Jeff Grubb

Hemingway's minimalism is based on the psychological mechanics of repression. An echo of his approach can be detected in a favorite trope of 1980s minimalists: a pattern of reference to dire secrets and hidden wounds these authors didn't realize they were supposed to have imagined. -Madison Smartt Bell

The juggernaut that is steampunk, like Dr. Loveless's giant mechanical spider in the 1999 film version of 'The Wild, Wild West,' seems capable of crushing all naysayers. -Paul Di Filippo

You can create some soul out of something that's electronic or mechanical. -Brendon Urie

Quantum field theory was originally developed for the treatment of electrodynamics, immediately after the completion of quantum mechanics and the discovery of the Dirac equation. -David Gross

Since the founding of quantum mechanics in the 1920s, theoretical physics had nurtured an extremely radical tradition. -David Gross

I didn't really want deadlines and editorial work. I wanted something mechanical and eight hours a day. So I went to work, thinking it was easy – ha, ha – on the complaint desk at the circulation department. -Katharine Graham

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

A game of chess is a visual and plastic thing, and if it isn't geometric in the static sense of the word, it is mechanical, since it moves. It's a drawing; it's a mechanical reality. -Marcel Duchamp

I'm a home cook, and I'm constantly embarrassed by twentysomethings who really do know the mechanics of cooking. How to build a sauce. -Ruth Reichl

As a boy, it was clear that my inclinations were toward the physical sciences. Mathematics, mechanics, and chemistry were among the fields that gave me a special satisfaction. -Ahmed Zewail

I've always worked on my own home and different places that I've owned. I really enjoyed it. But I'm a mechanic, a motorcycle and car builder. -Antonio Sabato, Jr.

We had to get past the mechanical film age to be able to explore other things, but it will be interesting. -Peter Jackson

Anthony Powell taught me to write; he has such brilliant control of the mechanics of the novel. -Alan Furst

The mechanical food system externalizes a lot of costs like obesity or Type 2 diabetes. -Joel Salatin

A doctor is not a mechanic. A car doesn't react with a mechanic, but a human being does. -Randa Haines

As a boy, I was deeply interested in scientific ideas, electrical and mechanical, and I read almost everything I could find on the subject. I was attracted more by the hardware and construction aspects than by the scientific issues. -Carlo Rubbia

Fascinated by history during my secondary education, then by physics and mechanics at the Ecole Polytechnique, I finally entered the national administration of mines in 1936. -Maurice Allais

Must simplicity and humanity go under in the interest of progress? What is the most important component of civilization – is it human or mechanical? Must thought processes become involved and insincere? Must the class-struggle warp those who are involved in it? -Peter Abrahams

Positive social awareness among the South African educated half-caste is zero. Teaching is a mechanical job. The best way of earning a living. -Peter Abrahams

Because the theory of quantum mechanics could explain all of chemistry and the various properties of substances, it was a tremendous success. But still there was the problem of the interaction of light and matter. -Richard P. Feynman

Trying to understand the way nature works involves a most terrible test of human reasoning ability. It involves subtle trickery, beautiful tightropes of logic on which one has to walk in order not to make a mistake in predicting what will happen. The quantum mechanical and the relativity ideas are examples of this. -Richard P. Feynman

It is a curious historical fact that modern quantum mechanics began with two quite different mathematical formulations: the differential equation of Schroedinger and the matrix algebra of Heisenberg. The two apparently dissimilar approaches were proved to be mathematically equivalent. -Richard P. Feynman

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

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

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

The full thing is God-given. I don't know how I got my swing or what I did. I know I worked every single day. I know I did as much as I could with my dad. But I never really looked at anything mechanical. There was nothing really like, 'Oh, put your hands here.' It was, 'Where are you comfortable? You're comfortable here; hit from there.' -Bryce Harper

Don't forget to let your reader feel the emotions of the scene. If you get all tied up with the mechanics of where the hero's hands are and not about how they make the heroine feel, then the scene will read flat. -Catherine Bybee

Whenever someone like a plumber or a mechanic tries to explain something technical to me, I listen for about three seconds before it all just becomes white noise, like Charlie Brown's teacher. -John Niven

The mechanic could lift up the bonnet of the car and show me four dwarves strapped to a pair of tandems and tell me that the motor was actually dwarf-powered and that one of the little fellows had to be replaced, and I'd just be numbly writing out a cheque and scribbling 'new dwarf – car' on the stub. -John Niven

When I made 'Terminator 3,' I learned something about directing actors to behave like robots. And one of the key things I learned is that if an actor tries to play a robot, he or she risks playing it mechanically in a way that makes the performance uninteresting. -Jonathan Mostow

My father was a motor mechanic, and my mother a homemaker. We moved to Bath when I was four, and so I consider myself a Bathonian. -Richard J. Roberts

After finishing the gymnasium in Muenchen with 9 years of Latin and 6 years of ancient Greek, history and philosophy, I decided to become a physicist. The great theoretical physicist Arnold Sommerfeld, an university colleague of my late father, advised me to begin with an apprenticeship in precision mechanics. -Wolfgang Paul

Aeroplanes interested me, and at the outbreak of the Second World War, I joined the RAF as a volunteer reservist. I took the opportunity of studying the books which the RAF made available for radio mechanics and looked forward to an interesting course in radio. -Godfrey Hounsfield

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

Bose-Einstein condensation is one of the most intriguing phenomena predicted by quantum statistical mechanics. -Wolfgang Ketterle

It turns out that if you optimize the performance of a car and of an airplane, they are very far away in terms of mechanical features. So you can make a flying car. But they are not very good planes, and they are not very good cars. -Gregory Benford

On the first 'Indiana Jones' movie, I tore an ACL in one of my knees – can't remember which knee. The scene in which I was fighting the big German mechanic on an airplane called a flying wing, I was run over by the landing gear and injured my knee, but I can't remember which one it was. Lots of bumps and injuries along the way. -Harrison Ford

I started out printing silk screen t-shirts. I sold ink pens. I worked construction. I worked at a gas station. I pumped gas. I was a mechanic for a little bit. I went into sewers, down into sewer lines. I had a lot of somewhat unpleasant gigs for a time there. -Johnny Depp

While classical mechanics correctly predicts the behavior of large objects such as tennis balls, to predict the behavior of small objects such as electrons, we must use quantum mechanics. -Ivar Giaever

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

My problem with mechanical pencils is that I break the lead tips constantly. -Mark Frauenfelder

There are courses you can take to learn the mechanics of the business, like the Radcliffe course, but I don't think they teach you how to edit. -Jonathan Galassi

The hemorrhages in vitamin K deficiency develop in this way that minute vascular lesions caused by minor mechanical trauma are not closed by rapid clotting, as is the case in normal animals. -Henrik Dam

We must not show to all and sundry the secrets of the waters flowing in ocean and river, or the devices that work on these waters. Let there be convened a council of experts and masters in mechanical art to deliberate what is needed to compose and construct these works. -Filippo Brunelleschi

I got colored mechanics in the United States Navy Yard for the first time. -Hiram Rhodes Revels

The ancients considered mechanics in a twofold respect: as rational, which proceeds accurately by demonstration, and practical. To practical mechanics all the manual arts belong, from which mechanics took its name. -Isaac Newton

The description of right lines and circles, upon which geometry is founded, belongs to mechanics. Geometry does not teach us to draw these lines, but requires them to be drawn. -Isaac Newton

Surgeons are not technicians; they're not mechanics. They're artists. I see patterns where not many other people see patterns. …I think that's what made me a good surgeon, and now, that's what's making me a good writer. -Leonard Shlain

I've always been interested in this idea of looking at these monster stories and trying to really understand the mechanics underneath. That's very much true of this movie I made, 'All Good Things,' as well as 'Catfish,' which I produced. -Andrew Jarecki

We designed a number of features from the ground up, like custom display and optics technology with very high refresh rates and pixel density. We added integrated 3-D audio, a built-in microphone so you can speak to friends inside virtual worlds, and precise mechanical adjustment systems. -Brendan Iribe

We continue to see more and more of that – games we didn't necessarily know would work in VR until a developer goes in and discovers the game mechanic that makes it come together. Sure enough, hockey can be a great VR experience. -Brendan Iribe

This is a whole new world to explore as a developer to go in and learn these new gameplay mechanics, to learn what it's like to actually control a character from a top-down, 'God's eye' view, and to figure out how the game camera can be controlled by the player's head. -Brendan Iribe

The love of Louis XVI for mechanical works is well known. He had a little workshop at Versailles where he amused himself making locks, assisted by Francois Gamain, to whom he was much attached and with whom he spent many hours in projecting and executing mechanical contrivances. -Sabine Baring-Gould

I bade adieu to mechanical inventions, determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God. -John Muir

There can be no 'graduated exercises in drawing' leading up to an artistic creation. That goal can be attained only through the development of mechanical technique and through the freedom of the spirit. -Maria Montessori

I have enormous respect for people who are gifted mechanics. -Rachel Kushner

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

I don't look at film that closely about my mechanics of where's my elbow at. -Colin Kaepernick

Assonance is not the enemy of rhyme. It helps us to respect rhyme, which has been spoiled by mechanical use. -Austin Clarke

In 1924, I became a Dozent in Gottingen and worked out the quantum mechanics during a holiday stay on Heligoland. -Werner Heisenberg

You can't get along without a knowledge of the principles and rules governing the influence of one color upon another. A mechanic might as well try to get along without tools. -Winslow Homer

Repeating my mechanics was difficult. I was always trying to do something different to make it click. -Drew Pomeranz

I've kind of become obsessed with the pedal steel. It's a beautiful sound, and the mechanics of it are so interesting. -Mary Halvorson

Anglers who see fish exceptionally well can fish successfully in less productive water than anglers who don't. Fishermen love equipment and are always looking for mechanical advantages, but there is nothing to compare with learning to see well; if you see well enough, you can walk out in the mud with no boat and catch fish. -Thomas McGuane

There aren't any real dumb people in my voices. It's always irritated me about Hollywood dialogue – there's so much dialogue that would just bore a Ford mechanic. This is not how people talk. -Jim Harrison

My tastes are not those of the king, who has none, except for hunting and mechanic's labour. -Marie Antoinette

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

Normally when I look at stuff, I try to look at the good things. When I watch video, I try to watch the good starts so I can see how my mechanics are in those. -Jacob deGrom

I'm like a mechanic. If you break down and phone the AA, they'll come to you whether it's raining or snowing. That's what an actor should do. -Eddie Marsan

New artists, it seems to me, have to learn the mechanics of computing/programming and – possessing a vision unhumbled by technology – use them to disassemble/recreate the Web. -David Shields

In my twenties and early thirties, I wrote three novels, but beginning in my late thirties, I wearied of the mechanics of fiction writing, got interested in collage nonfiction, and have been writing literary collage ever since. -David Shields

The mechanics of love imply some sort of bridge between the sensual and the spiritual, sometimes to the point of deification; the notion of an afterlife is implicit not only in our couplings, but also in our separations. -Joseph Brodsky

Even the details of a rifle, which are nothing but mechanical, if they are made carefully, with attention, become beautiful, satisfying. -Michael Cimino

Intimate scenes or a kiss is a very technical aspect of filmmaking. It is extremely mechanical. -Shraddha Kapoor

Sight gags had to be planned; they required timing and mechanics. Occasionally, spontaneity would arise in the shooting of the scenes. -Stan Laurel

As far as practicing is concerned, I usually try to do one to two hours a day. It isn't good to practice too much, or your playing becomes too mechanical. -Vladimir Horowitz

For me, the intellect is always the guide but not the goal of the performance. Three things have to be coordinated, and not one must stick out. Not too much intellect because it can become scholastic. Not too much heart because it can become schmaltz. Not too much technique because you become a mechanic. -Vladimir Horowitz

If you're free of mechanical thoughts and free of knowing that your body and bat are going to be in the right position at the right time, you can freely focus on the ball. It's a great feeling. -Ben Zobrist

My uncle is a mechanic, and I wish I had paid more attention, but I never did. -Lucas Till

I can't even use a can opener. I'm mechanically challenged. I ripped off two thumbnails trying to change kids' bicycle chains. -Craig Sager

Customers often value a good more when its price goes up. One reason may be its signaling value. An expensive handcrafted mechanical watch may tell time no more accurately than a cheap quartz model; but, because few people can afford one, buying it signals that the owner is rich. -Raghuram Rajan

I thought we had opposite visions of electronic music. Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk had a very robotic, mechanical approach. I had a more impressionist vision – a Ravel/Debussy approach. -Jean-Michel Jarre

Love scenes feel very mechanical. But our whole job is to make it look real. -Erika Christensen

I come from a blue-collar family. My father worked at the American Can Company as a mechanic. He broke his back and was disabled, and the first memory I have of him is in the hospital. My mother was a working mother – she had two jobs. Everybody in the house had to help out. -Joseph Abboud

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

I've been a big astrophysics nut since I was 12. I have always had a real soft spot for the bizarreness of quantum mechanics. But I gave up on being a scientist in high school – I'm just not that good at math. -Kate McKinnon

Jesus walking on water is an allegory, not fluid mechanics. God destroying the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah is a warning, not a historical battle. Doubting Thomas is an example, not a person. The story of Noah, with all of its scientific and historical impossibilities, can be read the same way. -Kyle Hill

The thing with prosthetic feet is you can't have all this crazy motion, or you'd be all over the place – because it's mechanical, and it's outside your body. -Amy Purdy

Typically in science, individual scientists make up their minds about scientific fact or theory one at a time. We don't take votes. We just don't vote on quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity, why the sky is blue, or anything else. -Alan Stern

Can you imagine the first time they figured out how to mechanically raise somebody up through the stage and make them appear, or drop them down on a rope or a wire? It blew everybody's minds, I'm sure. -Ron Howard

I have a grandson who's both really interested in art and all things mechanical, so I think he'll get a huge kick out of 'Apollo 13' someday. And I think my granddaughters will enjoy 'Splash.' -Ron Howard

What I'm trying to do is teach people how to actually get individuals in organizations to do the kinds of things to make a difference. It starts with not just studying the mechanics but really understanding how people operate. -Stanley A. McChrystal

Once I get completely right mechanically and with command, maybe I only use two or three pitches to get through seven innings. -Jake Arrieta

When I watch video, I try to watch the good starts so I can see how my mechanics are in those. Every once in a while, I'll look at video starts that I struggled, and sometimes in those, there is no mechanical problems; it's just, didn't have good stuff that day. -Jacob deGrom

For me, it's a feel thing; it's a mechanical thing. -Matt Harvey

Man, it was a great ride back in the day. Obviously, I started out in WCW, and I was a good mechanic back in the day. Got fired from that gig, made a turn for ECW. -Stone Cold Steve Austin

Footwork is the biggest element to any quarterback game because if it's off, it will mess with your mechanics. -Jordan Rodgers

The art of it is, the more we can bring complex game mechanics to a mass market, the more engaging the games will be. But at the same time, we have to simplify everything: the mass market has a lower attention span; they're not seeking that experience from the outset. -Mark Pincus

CrossFit really teaches the basics and fundamentals of proper mechanical movement. -Seth Rollins

I like to think I'm a good mechanic for the company. 'Oh well, we sprung a leak? Call Ambrose; throw him in there.' I like that because I think it has really upped my value with the company, and I think that they realize nowadays, too, another Dean Ambrose isn't going to walk through the door anytime soon – or ever. -Dean Ambrose

After a few days with the iPhone X, I can begin to make out its themes. It's a step towards fading the actual physical manifestation of technology into a mist where it's just there – a phone that's 'all screen,' one that turns on simply by seeing you, one that removes the mechanics of buttons and charging cables. -Steven Levy

Gamers have this tendency to turn games into mathematical equations, breaking them into lists of components like 'presentation' and 'mechanics' and judging each one on its own merits. -Jason Schreier

When gamers look at games not as overall experiences but as chimeric potpourris of sight and sound, we take too mechanical a perspective and ignore what really makes them special. -Jason Schreier

My dad was a mechanic, and I have great style memories of him. He wore, every single day: a blue chambray shirt, Levi's 501s, and Red Wing boots. And that certainly wasn't fashionable at the time; it was basically the opposite. And he wore these horn rim glasses that were very Sol Moscot. -Nick Wooster

A couple of my mechanics have become vegan because I've done it. One of my barbers, too. -Lewis Hamilton

If you think about it, many of the great inventions of the last 200 years were designed to replace human labor. Tractors were developed to substitute mechanical power for human physical toil. -David Autor

I believe that the power which the spleen possesses of regulating its amount of blood depends entirely upon mechanical properties. -Henry Gray

If I say 'political comedian,' then people think you're talking about you, the Senate and Congress, and what's going on in Washington D.C. If I say 'comedian,' people automatically assume that you're a comedian who talks about how his wife won't listen to him and that dummy down at the mechanic who wouldn't fix his car. -W. Kamau Bell

I've always focused on technology and growth and don't have the core competency to do liability management – I'm a mechanical engineer. -Tulsi Tanti

Genre mechanics are really tricky because if you pay too much attention to the idea of rules of genre, it becomes pretty stale, pretty fast. -Karyn Kusama

I'm hoping I can fill a gap by helping to advise people on acting mechanics – the kinds of things that, looking back, I would have really benefited from as a teenager. -Rachel Shenton

I think the biggest thing to being an elite-level bobsledder is grit. You have to really want it. It's a very blue-collar sport. We do a lot of the work ourselves; we sand the runners, we wash the sled, we help maintain the sled. Obviously, we have a sled mechanic that travels with us, but a lot of the work we do ourselves. -Lauren Gibbs

I think the first take is best, as you are spontaneous, and after that, it becomes a mechanical thing. I don't believe in second take at all. -Sridevi

I don't love being an actor, but I'm not qualified to be anything else. I was an auto mechanic and drove a tow truck and tried to go to school to be a paramedic. -Michael Madsen

I worked a lot of non-acting jobs for a really long time. They ranged from auto mechanic to landscaper to manual labor to working in a factory that made airplane parts. I even tried to go to school as a paramedic and ended up being an orderly in a hospital. -Michael Madsen

Men are more mechanical when we cook. Women are more attached. They cook it with feelings. From personal experience. The feeling a female chef puts in the food places her way ahead of men chefs. -Ranveer Brar

The more you study quantum mechanics, the more crazy and incomprehensible it becomes. You truly do need a Ph.D. in very high level math and science to understand it at a high, high level. -Blake Crouch

My family is blue-collar – coal miners and steelworkers. My father was an automobile mechanic, and us boys were brought up to work. I used to pump gasoline at 11 cents a gallon. I thought I would like to be a first-rate mechanic; a respected, hard-working man. -F. Murray Abraham

There is a tragic kind of joke. You really can't keep a man down – good but often otherwise – because history's mechanics are built to keep him climbing toward the top. Somehow, Icarus gets to be reborn as Iron Man. -Wesley Morris

'Iron Man 3' was very educational. There's a train that starts moving which already has so many moving parts, and it's a constant process of animatics and storyboards and consulting meetings, and it's a very mechanical process once the script is written. It's sprawling, and they're throwing money at it to get these things accomplished. -Shane Black

You don't need a college degree to be a good carpenter, welder, plumber, auto mechanic, member of the armed forces, or firefighter. -Kathy Szeliga

Even in a manuscript form, 'The Girl on the Train' sort of leapt off the pages as a contemporary suspense drama-slash-thriller. It has all the mechanics of a thriller, but at the heart of it was a great character study. -Marc Platt

My father had the most horrible racist rhetoric you ever heard, but he treated people all the same. I remember this rainstorm. A car broke down with these black people in it, and nobody would stop. My dad was a mechanic. He fixed the car for nothing. I remember looking at him when he got back in. He said, 'Well, they got those kids in the car.' -Joe R. Lansdale

I have a fondness for technology. It's great to spend hours puttering around with mechanical things gotten from junkyards and visualizing what their use might be. Especially if you come across a gadget or tool and you don't know what it is and you try to figure it out. I'm fascinated by processes, whatever they might be. -Roger Zelazny

There's a very mathematical, mechanical side to architecture, and I probably lean more toward that aspect of it, though I'm terrible at numbers. But that side appeals to me more than the decorating aspect. -Eric Dane

When you think about the complexity of our natural world – plants using quantum mechanics for photosynthesis, for example – a smartphone begins to look like a pretty dumb object. -Jeff Vandermeer

If your car takes 95 and you put 87 in it, it's gonna run sluggish, right? A lot of people don't realize what you put in your body affects your mechanics, and you're gonna run sluggish. -Bernard Hopkins

Actually, I've been a mechanic. My first job was in a gas station changing tires and pumping gas. -Luke Hemsworth

I was going to go be an auto mechanic. -Milo Ventimiglia

I think religion and science operate in different regimes. Religion is a belief system that tries to give meaning and comprehension to peoples' lives. Science is more about the mechanics of the universe around us and the way in which it works. And I don't think those things have to be mutually exclusive. -Heidi Hammel

The mechanical loom and the calculator have shown us that technology is both disruptive and filled with opportunities. But it would be hard to find a decent argument that we would have been better off without these inventions. -Oren Etzioni

I write to make some sense of things that confuse me. The mechanics of my own heart are the most confusing I know about – and don't know about – and other people's are a bit confusing, too. -Mary Gauthier

I get up when I feel like getting up. That's the deal I've made with myself: I can stay in bed as long as my dog's bladder holds. The other half of that deal is that once the dog is walked, the very next thing I do is write. It's mechanical. It's programming, very nearly brainwashing. -Tara Westover

One of the main successes of string theory is that it has been able to unify the general theory of relativity, which describes gravity, and quantum mechanics. -Ashoke Sen

In many ways, string theory attempts to go beyond Einstein's dream… an all-encompassing description of nature that works at large distances where gravity becomes important as well as small distances where quantum mechanics is important. -Ashoke Sen

I don't think too much about mechanics. I just like to go up there and swing. It's more than my swing, though. It's my mindset. I always go to home plate with a plan. -Jose Altuve

My dad worked at a mechanical factory for 35 years. I grew up in Union City, NJ. My mother is a social worker. My sister runs a 7-Eleven, and my brother is a detox counselor. They had no predilection for the arts. But from a very young age, I really, really loved theater. -Bobby Cannavale

It feels blessed to me. Because I go to comic cons, and people come up and they say, 'You're the reason I ride a motorcycle. You're the reason I became a mechanic.' And there are people who love 'Scream' and 'The Waterboy,' 'Royal Pains,' 'Parks & Rec,' 'Arrested Development.' And now 'Barry.' And then there are kids who only know me as an author. -Henry Winkler

In my early work, my time in the batting cage, that's serious, and that's when I feel like I'm really working. That's where I have to lock in on my approach, make sure my mechanics are right, and make sure my mindset is right for the upcoming game. But then, when the game comes up, it's a game! You're supposed to have fun when you play games. -Aaron Judge

Though I have no real understanding of the mechanics of football, and can only nod along helplessly at complex post-match analyses, I do enjoy watching people who are enormously good at something doing that thing very well. -Sally Rooney

My father worked as a mechanical draftsman at Mazagaon Docks and is a Catholic. My mum was a Muslim, so my parents broke quite a few rules to get married. -Ileana D'Cruz

Let's face it. My dad was a mechanic, and my mom was a cop: my college options in seventh grade didn't look that great. And the chance I got to go to college and experience college life is something that's pretty precious to me. -Big Show

When I was living an almost mechanical lifestyle as an idol, I was constantly wrapped up in thoughts about who I was. That's when I entered a phase in which I was trying to discover myself. Because I was able to get past that difficult phase, I now realize how important it is to protect myself and my identity. -Park Hyung-sik

Using double coil pickups kills a lot of the guitar tone – you lose the acoustic mechanics. With my single-coils driven through the Marshalls and overdrive, it sounds massive. -Yngwie Malmsteen

If you do something mechanically for years to come, you tend to think that is life, but put yourself in a totally bizarre location, and you tend to discover so many aspects of yourself and life in general. -Nani

Once I got into driving those little Mercedes convertibles, I just absolutely loved it. They feel really – great crash safety ratings, mechanically they're unbelievably sound, and I've been driving them ever since. -Don Felder

Going to a gym or playing a sport should not be mechanical. There should be an emotional attachment to it. -Naga Chaitanya

Tonally, the stuff I want to do in VR will, of course, always have a comedic backbone and be a bit absurdist and colorful with really interesting and bizarre characters but supported by really strong gameplay mechanics. -Justin Roiland

You can have an absolute laugh-out-loud-till-you're-crying game, but if it's not fun to play, if the mechanics aren't there, it doesn't matter. -Justin Roiland

When it comes to watches, it's ironic that you can spend thousands on an exquisitely made mechanical watch, and yet it will be less accurate than a five-quid digital bought from a petrol station. -James May

I love mechanical things, older cars especially. -Brian Krzanich

We shot 'Breaking Bad' on film; we capture 'Better Call Saul' digitally. In the shooting of 'Breaking Bad,' we would have this steady, handheld, cinema verite sort of look, so we purposely went the opposite way with 'Better Call Saul' – locked in the cameras and made the movements smoother and more mechanical. -Vince Gilligan

Illness, mechanicals, and injuries is not something you can 100% avoid; you can only try to limit the risk. -Nino Schurter

When you do calculations using quantum mechanics, even when you are calculating something perfectly sensible like the energy of an atomic state, you get an answer that is infinite. This means you are wrong – but how do you deal with that? Is there something wrong with the theory, or something wrong with the way you are doing the calculation? -Steven Weinberg

If you shoot with mechanics where you've got your knees bending in all the way, you're not using your hips properly, you get all of this tendinitis and knee pain. -Kyle Korver

You don't ever want to be a mechanical basketball player, but as far as technique and things, I like to have certain check points in my shot, certain things that I can count on and think about. It kind of helps me to be consistent. -Kyle Korver

I love thinking about mechanics and having your mind agree with the mechanics. Sometimes you can shoot it correctly, but your mind doesn't think that it's right. So it's like, how do you get your mind to trust that that's the right way to shoot it. -Kyle Korver

I don't shoot shots just to shoot shots. I'm always working in a rhythm, working on mechanics. I've got a checklist of the things I need to do with my form, my legs, my arms, all of my mechanics. -Kyle Korver

That is what shooting is. There is no secret sauce, man. You've got to find mechanics that you can make the same every time, and you've got to do it over and over again, and you can't just shoot for rhythm. You've got to understand what you are doing. You have to focus on those details every day. -Kyle Korver

After I did my graduation in mechanical engineering, I got a scholarship to go to the U.S. to do my master's. So I did that. I also worked there for a while. After my master's, I did a course in Film Appreciation. -Karthi

With my own home, I feel like I'm the mechanic who drives a crappy car. I never have time to work on my own home. -Jonathan Scott

My dad was an auto mechanic, but we moved to Fort Worth, where he worked in defense, building B-24s. -Roy Orbison

I feel like I was kind of raised to be mechanical, like, 'Hi, I'm Brooke Hogan. I'm Hulk Hogan's daughter. I like cookies and sunshine.' -Brooke Hogan

I think it's getting proven I've got good mechanics; I make my free throws. I handle the ball, too. I can do a lot of things I didn't do in college. -Willie Cauley-Stein

Some golf instructors get overly technical and teach the mechanics of the ideal swing. That approach didn't work for me. So, I found a pro that didn't insist that I learn Tiger's swing. He accepted my physical limitations and improved my game by focusing on the minimal golf skills that I have. -Daniel Negreanu

Most games end up with quite caricature scripts because they are just here to serve the game-play mechanics but not to trigger any emotional response. -David Cage

I enjoy working on anything mechanical. -Guy Martin

If research can help us discover cures for diseases, it surely can improve a football team. Whether it's data analysis or biomechanics, it can give you an edge – and I'd be a fool if I didn't want that edge. -Niko Kovac

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