Quotation Explorer - 'Invent'

By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We believe that if men have the talent to invent need machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work. - John F. Kennedy
If the word doesn't exist, invent it; but first be sure it doesn't exist. - Charles Baudelaire
Man is the only animal on earth intelligent enough to invent God and foolish enough to believe in Him. - Manoj Vaz
When people are facing real hardships in their lives, they have no time to invent imaginary ones. - Marty Rubin
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. - Alan W. Watts
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas A. Edison
If you want absolutes, you have to invent them yourself. - Marty Rubin
The poet doesn't invent. He listens. - Jean Cocteau
If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
We've kept the good old vices and labored to invent a few, With cake in vulgar surplus we can have it, and eat it too
Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs. - John Dos Passos
The poet cannot invent new words every time, of course. He uses the words of the tribe. But the handling of the word, the accent, a new articulation, renew them. - Eugène Ionesco
Fear of being wrong paralyzes people. Get over it! If you're wrong, invent a new narrative and move on." - L. R. W. Lee - L.R.W. Lee
He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. - Alexander Pope
You did not invent marriage. God did. - Ken Ham
Spend more time alone learning keep doing that and don't allow your mind to focus on worthless complaints. In a nutshell, there is no such thing you can't solve it, it's a time for your brain need to invent a solution. - Nazim Ambalath
What I wanted to express very clearly and intensely was that the reason these people had to invent or imagine heroes and gods is pure fear. Fear of life and fear of death. - Frida Kahlo
So much of a novelist’s writing takes place in the unconscious: in those depths the last word is written before the word appears on paper. We remember the details of our story, we do not invent them. - Graham Greene
Thanks God that he created me dumb and crazy enough to believe that I can create and invent in other than what i studied in and what they want me to be. - Hisham Fawzi
What we invent, we become - Marty Rubin
Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it. - Douglas Adams
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. - Marilyn Monroe
What is man if the signs that predate him have such power? A human race has to invent sacrifices equal to the natural cataclysmic order that surrounds it. - Jean Baudrillard
Leaving your religion and having to invent your own system of values is a big deal, after all. - Therese Doucet
Matriarchy is a time-honored staple for any writer looking to invent an exotic society. - Marie Brennan
Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent. - Robert Frost
Asking children to grow virtues hydroponically, looking only within themselves for guidance, is like asking each one to invent a personal language―a pointless and isolating task if there is no community with whom to speak. - Jonathan Haidt
The trouble with a baby, for writists, is that they take away your useful melancholy, even the energy to invent some. - D.A. Botta
Today evolution of human intelligence has advanced us to the stage where most of us are too smart to invent new gods but are reluctant to give up the old ones. - Ruth Hurmence Green
Scientists need to invent a way to make DNA work like in cartoons. - Ryan North
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him. - Cicero
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves. - Germaine Greer
I would often invent this dream for myself at the edge of sleep, and then it was strange how content it would make me, how it would make peace and consolation flow, and I would close my eyes and float on it into my real dreams which were never so kind [...]. - Alice Munro
Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic. - Aldous Huxley
The Present day optimists invent a lieand the pessimists hide the truth - irrfan ishaq
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. - Alan Kay
Whatever I experienced in the world that I didn't understand I'd invent a story and workout my understanding of something through the story. - Lisa Alther
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. - Voltaire
All these words we use, anybody can be a genius now. It used to be you had to have a thought no one ever had before or you had to invent a number. Now, it's like, "Hey, I've got a cup in case we need another cup." "Dude, you're a genius!" - Louis C. K.
Think of yourself as a brand. You need to be remembered. What will they remember you for? What defines you? If you have it in you, do something that defines you. Invent something, develop a unique skill, get noticed for something it creates a talking point. - Chris Arnold
You don't invent circumstances, but when they happen they reveal human nature. - Louis Khan
Few of our modern novelists dare to invent a single thing. It is an open secret that they don't know how to do it. - Oscar Wilde
The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent. - Stendhal
of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible-and the most powerful-was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrows could be seen at a distance. Poisons were detected in the end and avoided. But the word managed to destroy without leaving clues. - Paulo Coelho
Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it. - Albert Camus
Mythology is composed by poets out of their insights and realizations. Mythologies are not invented; they are found. You can no more tell us what your dream is going to be tonight than we can invent a myth. Myths come from the mystical region of essential experience. - Joseph Campbell
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others. - Edith Wharton
Just as Man developed morals and ethical behavior over thousands of years of evolution; so, too, did he invent an authority figure to enforce these behaviors - God. - Lex Allen
A lot of people say there's a fine line between genius and insanity. I don't think there's a fine line, I actually think there's a yawning gulf. You see some poor bugger scuffling up the road with balloons tied to his ears, he's not going home to invent a rocket, is he? - Bill Bailey
I'm tired of hearing so many lies, please someone would invent a chipset installed on my ear that would block lies! - Hamid Karima
If we have no heretics we must invent them, for heresy is essential to health and growth. - Yevgeny Zamyatin
CALVIN:When I grow up I want to be an inventor. First I will invent a time machine. Then I'll come back to yesterday and take myself to tomorrow and skip this dumb assignment. - Bill Watterson
A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent. - William Blake
If you have no friends, invent one! - Stephen Richards
There are oceans of things to discover, to explore, to learn, to invent, to create in this world; especially with its modern possibilities offered. So, I don't understand when people complain they’re bored and have nothing to do. - Sahara Sanders
Who am I? I'm just a writer. I write things down. I walk through your dreams and invent the future. Sure, I sink the boat of love, but that comes later. And yes, I swallow glass, but that comes later. - Richard Siken
I wish I could invent a square, said everyone. - Diana Jaber
What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth. - Jewish Proverb
Why can't they invent something for us to marry instead of WOMEN?
To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed, and I think you'll be happier for the trouble. - Bill Watterson
Let's go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday. - Steve Jobs
Lies have always been easier to invent than reality. - Marty Rubin
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