Quotation Explorer - 'Inventing'

NASA spent millions of dollars inventing the ball-point pen so they could write in space. The Russians took a pencil. - Will Chabot
In such troubled times, we must remember the value writers have—the value of inventing new language to keep pace with the rapidly transforming world around us. - Jonathan Stalling
We're all innately creative; I'm not bringing anything magical to it. Ninety percent of inventing is putting in the hours and just trying. You don't need to make a big leap—you - need to take a thousand small steps. - James Jorash
We are trying to build peace by inventing new war machines; if that isn't insanity than what is? - Debasish Mridha
The sense that everything is going wrong has existed in every era, and rightly so since men have found no greater pleasure than in inventing new ways to make each other miserable. - Emil Cioran
But, said Alice, if the world has absolutely no sense, who's stopping us from inventing one? - Lewis Carroll
I don't know who explained this rule to me; maybe it was the product of my own speculations and fantasies. That would have been typical: I was always inventing stories and machinations to make sense of things I didn't understand, and I understood almost nothing. - César Aira
We will spend the rest of the day inventing a kind of love that no longer exists in the world, a kind of love no army can pillage at the outposts, no rumor could bring to its knees like a traitor. - Richard Jackson
Liberty of imagination should be the most precious possession of a novelist. To try voluntarily to discover the fettering dogmas of its own inspiration, is a trick worthy of humna perverseness which, after inventing an absurdity, endeavours to find for it a pedigree of distinguished ancestors... - Joseph Conrad
I didn't want to tell Mother I worked as a journalist. She thought I was a prostitute. Locking yourself in a room and inventing characters and conversations which do not exit is no way for a grown man to behave. - Sebastian Horsley
Be creative while inventing ideas, but be disciplined while implementing them. - Amit Kalantri
She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself. - Frances Hodgson Burnett
In inventing [General Juan Manuel de] Rosas’ self-justification, I have taken the liberty of drawing almost exclusively on the words of Tony Blair, and the various self-justifications he produced to defend his foreign policy adventures with George Bush in the Middle East and the Central Asia. - Harry Thompson
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