Quotation Explorer - 'Invented'

Business code is an artificially invented feigned disguise of our animal senses. - Ilana Mack
BACCHUS, n. A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk. Is public worship, then, a sin, That for devotions paid to Bacchus The lictors dare to run us in, And resolutely thump and whack us? Jorace - Ambrose Bierce
It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them. - John Steinbeck
But I can't see anything any more: however much I search the past I can only retrieve scraps of images and I am not sure what they represent, nor whether they are remembered or invented. - Jean-Paul Sartre
We have invented the literature because the reality wasn’t imaginative enough and we also wanted to be alone, at least for a while! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Our generation is realistic, for we have come to know man as he really is. After all, man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips. - Viktor E. Frankl
If God did not exist, He would have to be invented. But all nature cries aloud that he does exist: that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it. - Voltaire
We are the only species on the planet, so far as we know, to have invented a communal memory stored neither in our genes nor in our brains. The warehouse of this memory is called the library - Carl Sagan
There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine. - P.G. Wodehouse
PANTALOONS, n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist. Called "trousers" by the enlightened and "pants" by the unworthy. - Ambrose Bierce
Enzymes are things invented by biologists that explain things which otherwise require harder thinking.
Clocks were invented to warn us. Tick (time is passing). Tock (time has passed). - Kamand Kojouri
Stories are invented as you go along... - Orson Scott Card
Mary Shelley may well have invented science fiction. I think she did! But after that it seemed to be a boys' game. - William Gibson
Hell means torture; torture means badness. Goodness cannot create or produce badness. Hell does not belong to God; it has been invented by the horrific and sick minded people. - Mehmet Murat ildan
Nothing is invented, for it's written in nature first. - Antoni Gaudí
KISS, n. A word invented by the poets as a rhyme for "bliss." It is supposed to signify, in a general way, some kind of rite or ceremony appertaining to a good understanding; but the manner of its performance is unknown to this lexicographer. - Ambrose Bierce
NEWTONIAN, adj. Pertaining to a philosophy of the universe invented by Newton, who discovered that an apple will fall to the ground, but was unable to say why. His successors and disciples have advanced so far as to be able to say when. - Ambrose Bierce
Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free. - Jacque Fresco
People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane, until we invented smartphones and social media. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true. - Audrey Hepburn
You learn to write by writing, and by reading and thinking about how writers have created their characters and invented their stories. If you are not a reader, don't even think about being a writer. - Jean M. Auel
My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too. - Peter De Vries
A lot of people call you a feminist painter.""What indeed," I say. "I hate party lines, I hate ghettos. Anyway. I'm too old to have invented it and you're too young to understand it, so what's the point of discussing it at all? - Margaret Atwood
Man had created God in his own image, not the other way around. He had done it through sheer terror, and who could blame him? Unfortunately he had made too good a job. The god he had invented was just as cruel and careless as man himself. Not a deity to whom one should seriously address a prayer. - Richard Herley
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
if the important thing is not to win but to complete then was not punctual invented. - knight mayor
If e-book readers were invented before print books, (petty things such as) the smell of ink would have been some people’s only reason for not abandoning e-books. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
And then the finale, its four modest notes. Do, re, fa, mi: half a jumbled scale. Too simple to be called invented. But the thing spills out into the world like one of those African antelopes that fall from the womb, still wet with afterbirth but already running. - Richard Powers
Being forever available to the rest of the world is overrated. I mean, what are 'missed calls' invented for? - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. - Ogden Nash
Improvements are invented only by those who can feel that something is not good. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Our mind is our soul and we do not have any other soul. The concept of soul has been invented by ourselves to ease our fear of death. - Mehmet Murat ildan
If knowledge is a glass of water, then wisdom is the unlimited, infinite and not yet invented ocean. - Debasish Mridha
Before publishers' blurbs were invented, authors had to make their reputations by writing. - Laurence J. Peter
They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. - Clare Booth Luce
The Greeks invented logic but were not fooled by it. - Eric Hoffer
Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That's how it should be. Anything invented between your 15th and 35th birthday is new and exciting, and you might get a career there. Anything invented after that day, however, is against nature and should be prohibited. - Douglas Adams
Talent is a faucet. When it is on, one must write. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. - Jean Anouilh
Maybe when water yearned for fire / it invented waves / so one day they might become flames - Ibrahim Nasrallah - إِبراهيم نصر الله
Nature has invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward. As a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life. - Louis Schwartzberg
News invented the modern world as much as the modern world invented news. Finding out what was going on elsewhere in the world change people's minds about what was possible or tolerable. - Lawrence Kleep
It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it." - Andy Warhol
Our ancestors have invented, we can at least innovate. - Amit Kalantri
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists - that is why they invented hell. - Bertrand Russell
Words were never invented to fully explain the peaceful aura that surrounds us when we are in communion with minds of the same thoughts.
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing. - Jonathan Swift
Where did they put pictures, comic strips, and coupons before they invented the refrigerator door?
One of my relatives invented the sensory deprivation tank. Appropriately, most of my family has never seen or heard of him. - Ryan Lilly
Stories, like conjuring tricks, are invented because history is inadequate for our dreams. - Steven Millhauser
I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize. - George Bernard Shaw
It is fear that makes you believe that you are living and that you will be dead.What we do not want is the fear to come to an end. That is why we have invented all these new minds, new sciences,new talks, therapies, choiceless awareness and various other gimmicks. - U.G. Krishnamurti
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. - Pablo Picasso
I have enormous respect for the reader. They are able to take symbols from a page that an author has invented, and turn them into images in their minds that create an enduring story. If that’s not artistry, I don’t know what is. - Lynette Willows
The middle class were invented to give the poor hope; the poor, to make the rich feel special; the rich, to humble the middle class. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Broken Wind believed that we are traumatized as babies by intestinal gas or colic. The great shaman invented a technique called "gastral projection" to help release these traumas. His philosophy was simple: "To air is human ... but to really cut one loose is divine. - Swami Beyondananda
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
God invented man, man invented the metric system.
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
We traveled long and forgot why poetry was invented. - Dejan Stojanovic
Everything that can be invented has been invented. - Charles H. Duell (1899)
The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children. - Ivan Turgenev
Do you think people have evolved too far, because I do; oh their ability to heal is indeed a wonder and I do praise them for that, but in many other things I think evolution has been a bit rushed, like getting to the bus stop before the wheel was invented. - conversations with a pigeon
SAUCE, n. The one infallible sign of civilization and enlightenment. A people with no sauces has one thousand vices; a people with one sauce has only nine hundred and ninety-nine. For every sauce invented and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven. - Ambrose Bierce
Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom. - Don DeLillo
Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.
I repeat that sin, man's self-violation par excellence, was invented purely inorder to make science, culture, and every elevation and ennobling of man impossible; the priest rules by the invention of sin. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.. - Gabriel García Márquez
The need of exercise is a modern superstition, invented by people who ate too much and had nothing to think about. - George Santayana
An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh. - Will Rogers
Only the victor gets to write history; where half of the facts are distorted and the other half invented. - Mamur Mustapha
In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering among innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. - Friedrich Nietzsche
God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.
I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things. - Lech Walesa
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. - Henry Miller
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. - Jacques Deval
Reality is not enough for us, that’s why we have invented art to create different realities! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Mormons invented themselves just as other religious and ethnic groups invented themselves. But Mormons did so in such a singularly impressive way that we will probably always remain baffled as to how exactly it happened. - Laurence Moore
literature was the best plaything that had ever been invented to make fun of people. - Gabriel García Márquez
Man's brain, enlarged fortuitously, invented words in an ambitious effort to learn how to think, only to have them usurped by his emotions. But we still try." -- Nero Wolf in Death of a Dude. - Rex Stout
Politics and Sport were invented to give unknowledgeable people an opportunity to share their knowledge. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Here’s the solution. We need a CO2 tax, revenue-neutral, to replace taxation on employment, which was invented by Bismarck and some things have changed since the 19th Century. - Al Gore
Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life. - W. Somerset Maugham
This is why God invented network television.
I think that anyone who comes upon a Nautilus machine suddenly will agree with me that its prototype was clearly invented at some time in history when torture was considered a reasonable alternative to diplomacy. - Anna Quindlen
The mind is a lifelong consolidation of experiences and inner dialogue that was invented by self-perception - our ego. - Renee Cefalu
Nothing ever invented provides such sustenance, such infinite reward for time spent, as a good book. - David McCullough
Hell’s got IT?Yes, of course. Who do you think invented Candy Crush? - Gwynn Marssen
Accursed be he that first invented war. - Christopher Marlowe
What goes up must come down. Which is why we invented Viagra, to make it stay up a little longer. - Carroll Bryant
And evolution wasn't even properly invented until the late 1800s. Is that enough time to get a Labrador retriever from a dire wolf? I think not. - Bobby Henderson
Polly ended her lesson with the words she lived by: man is tender by nature, the rest is invented. Everyone applauded, even Bernice who was relieved that it was finally over. - K. Ford K.
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin
It's a well known fact that computing devices such as the abacus were invented thousands of years ago. But it's not well known that the first use of a common computer protocol occured in the Old Testament. This, of course, was when Moses aborted the Egyptians' process with a control-sea..."
It isn't all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning. - Gene Roddenberry
Technology is anything invented after you were born. - Alan Kay
He was a wise man who invented God. - Plato
The Puritans turned work into a virtue, evidently forgetting that God invented it as a punishment. - Tim Kreider
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