Quotation Explorer - 'Device'

Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark. - Steven Wright
That frontier operated as a rough and ready homeostatic device; the more a state pressed its subjects, the fewer subjects it had. The frontier underwrote popular freedom. - James C. Scott
I always said I'm just an instrument; I'm transparent, like a medium, the language passes through me. Which is a bit like saying I'm a recording device, I start and I go. I had a real connection to ongoing, language production in real time. - Constance Dejong
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. - George Bernard Shaw
Morality is simply a device for leading people around by the nose. - Marty Rubin
TELESCOPE, n. A device having a relation to the eye similar to that of the telephone to the ear, enabling distant objects to plague us with a multitude of needless details. Luckily it is unprovided with a bell summoning us to the sacrifice. - Ambrose Bierce
PILLORY, n. A mechanical device for inflicting personal distinction -- prototype of the modern newspaper conducted by persons of austere virtues and blameless lives. - Ambrose Bierce
Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. - Ambrose Bierce
A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Everyday it gets easier to connect with an electronic device that it is to connect with real people. - Pablo
As history has shown, any new computing device capable of running a game will, by hook or by crook, soon have them available. (aka, the "Loguidice Law") - Bill Loguidice Matt Barton
The mainstream media in America has become an insidious device of ignorance. They not only shape the story, but now participate. For what? - Jonathan Heatt
The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. - Dudley Moore
PASTIME, n. A device for promoting dejection. Gentle exercise for intellectual debility. - Ambrose Bierce
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes. - Calvin Coolidge
The ingenuity of the device blinds us to its utter uselessness.
I'm sure, the highest capacity of storage device, will not enough to record all our stories; because, everytime with you is very valuable data - cG9sYXJhZGl0aWE=
Nature gave us pain as a messaging device to tell us that we are approaching, or that we have exceeded, our limits in some way. - Ray Dalio
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. - H. L. Mencken
Solemnity is a device of the body to hide the faults of the mind. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It’s remarkable that a device, which fits in your pocket, can hold thousands of books. But a room full of books is an entirely different kind of remarkable. - Brandt Legg
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a completely ad hoc plot device. - David Langford
What, exactly, is the Internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a modem can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo. - Dave Barry
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought. - Austin Phelps
[God] deposits a dream of what we can be for Him, a dream that acts as our internal honing device. - Wayne Cordeiro
The most popular labor saving device is still money. - Phyllis George
...I swear Dev your cock is going to be the death of us all.'Dev just sat back and smiled unrepentantly. 'I beg to differ. My cock is like a finely tuned homing device. He led me straight to the person I needed to see. His judgement is infallible... - Lanie Malone
Prayer is a spiritual device that links humankind direct to the Father. - Euginia Herlihy
DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work. - Ambrose Bierce
LOCK-AND-KEY, n. The distinguishing device of civilization and enlightenment. - Ambrose Bierce
This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.
Television is a device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch people who can't do anything. - Fred Allen
I do not like this word "bomb." It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding.
A chastity device won't put out the flames of burning flesh.The Ultimate Guide to ChastityRemoving the Iron Panties - Sandra B. James
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. - George Bernard Shaw
The most efficient labor-saving device is still money.
All the electronic devices are powered by white smoke. When smoke goes out, device is dead. - Milan Nikolić
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