Quotation Explorer - 'Machine'

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. - Elbert Hubbard
When the machine of a human being is turned on, it seems to produce a protagonist, just as a television produces an image. I think this protagonist, this self, often recognizes that it is a fictional construct, but it also recognizes that thinking of itself as such might cause it to disintegrate. - Mohsin Hamid
I'm gonna take all my sadness, frustration, anger and energy and channel it into becoming the best possible student.I AM GOING TO BECOME A LEARNING MACHINE. - Peter Rogers
Guidance counselors always love to say, 'Just think positively,' but that's impossible when you have this thing inside of you, strangling every ounce of happiness you can muster. My body is an efficient happy-though-killing machine. - Jasmine Warga
Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with. - Rachel Corrie
Entrepreneurship is like a weighing machine whose load content should tilt towards passion to solve a pressing need, more than passion to make money. - Auliq-Ice
[Television is] the triumph of machine over people. - Fred Allen
By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs. - Donna J. Haraway
Jim: I want you to search every place in this hotel where a crate of dynamite could possibly be stored.Artie: Right. And if I find it?Jim: I'll arrange for someone to pour cold water over your face to revive you.Wild Wild West (TV) Season 2Night of the Infernal Machine - Wild Wild West TV
The great weakness of the West is that it has nothing with which to inspire loyalty except wealth. But what is wealth? Another washing machine, a bigger car, a nicer house to live in? Not much to feed the spirit in all that. - John Burdett
Many marriages would have been laid to rest a long time ago, if they were not on a life-support machine called other people’s opinions and/or expectations. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
College is the grinding machine of the Mathematical Establishment, a conveyor belt that takes individuals from one cookie cutter to another so that the product comes within tight control limits out of the assembly line. - Bill Gaede
Panic bells, it's red alertThere's something hereFrom somewhere elseThe war machine springs to lifeOpens up one eager eyeFocusing it on the skyWhere 99 red balloons go by - Nena
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine. - Marilyn Monroe
I no more believe in simplistic solutions than I do in simplistic identieties. The world is a complex machine that can't be dismantled with a srewdriver. But that shouldn't prevent us from observing, from trying to understand, from discussing, and sometimes suggesting a subject for reflection. - Amin Maalouf
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. - G.I. Gurdjieff
The human being is a very poorly designed machine tool. The human being excels in coordination. He excels in relating perception to action. He works best if the entire human being, muscles, senses, and mind, is engaged in the work. - Peter F. Drucker
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris ... [because] no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping.
If you don't take care of this the most magnificent machine that you will ever be given...where are you going to live? - Karyn Calabrese
Thoughts are a product manufactured by the relentless effort of the machine we call a mind. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Be a learning machine. What made you money last year, won't necessarily make you money this and next year. - Richie Norton
You are not a human being, but you are a thinking and dreaming machine. - Debasish Mridha
When you walk in distinction, even the photocopying machine can’t replicate your unique quality. - Onyi Anyado
I think the closest thing to a time machine that I've ever found is the Children's section of a library. - AnnaMarie Ralph
Justice is a machine that, when someone has once given it the starting push, rolls on of itself. - , Justice [1910], act II - John Galsworthy
First contact comes not by hand of man, but by metal of machine. - Ryan Sean O'Reilly
The only way to make a spoilt machine work again is to break it down, work on its inner system and fix it again. Screw out the bolts of your life, examine and work on yourself, fix your life again and get going. - Israelmore Ayivor
The human body is a tube and tank machine with an electrical system that is made up of trillions of cells and two fluids, which are designed to create and react to chemistry. While this machine can malfunction, malfunctions can be fixed. - Kevin W. Reese
Literature is that which denounces and slashes apart the repressing machine at the level of the signified. - Kathy Acker
Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine. - Robert C. Gallagher
Man has made some machines that can answer questions provided the facts are profusely stored in them, but we will never be able to make a machine that will ask questions. The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer. - Thomas J. Watson
listen, God is not some little genie or a vending machine. And is not just worth it because he makes your life all better, but He's with you. God wants so much more for your life than fine - Jim Britts
I love clean sheets. It's the simultaneous reminiscence of how they got dirtied to begin with, and hopeful anticipation of what stories they will live to tell next time you are standing fatefully in front of the washing machine. - Kristie LeVangie
The Machine stops.""What do you say?""The Machine is stopping, I know it, I know the signs."She burst into a peal of laugher. - E.M. Forster
This machine kills fascists. - Woody Guthrie
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. - Flip Wilson
My mind has a time machine; it can travel back to the past when I close my eyes and in my dreams it travels to the future. - Munia Khan
It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on. - Virginia Woolf
Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing. - John Stuart Mill
The Machine is the friend of ideas and the enemy of superstition: the Machine is omnipotent, eternal; blessed is the Machine. - E.M. Forster
Seems like the world is spinning smooth without a bump or squeak except when love comes in. Then the whole machine just quits like a loud load of wash on imbalance--the buzzer singing to high heave, the danger light flashing. - Sandra Cisneros
Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. - Matt Groening
Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine. - Henry David Thoreau
Death is a scandal. The machine is functioning, we are all hostages - Elias Canetti
Consider your body and mind as a machine that runs a program; then be aware of who is writing the program you are running. - Russell Eric Dobda
How inferior the human machine is, compared to man-made machines. They can be decoked, unscrewed, oiled and parts replaced. Decidedly, nature is not a very wonderful thing. - Joris-Karl Huysmans
Man is a logical machine run by the scoundrels of emotions. - Raheel Farooq
I'm not the kind of faggot who wants to put a rainbow sticker on a machine gun. - CA Conrad
We didn't have to talk, and it wasn't awkward. We were just two lonely, out of place people sharing a holiday with junk food from the vending machine and a Claymation classic on the television." oh and later "I guess its a good thing we found each other then. - J.M. Richards Tall Dark Streak of Lightning
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.I have bought this wonderful machine a computer ... it seems to me to be an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. - Joseph Campbell
PIANO, n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience. - Ambrose Bierce
No machine can replace the human spark: spirit, compassion, love and understanding.
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
Modern invention has been a great leveler. A machine may operate far more quickly than a political or economic measure to abolish privilege and wipe out the distinctions of class or finance. - Ivor Brown
I tell you the truth, if you will leave your life based on the whims and caprices of men, you shall be like the corn in popcorn machine - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
One can,' said Ernest 'remain unmoved before a cloud as before an automatic ticket machine. I don't like poetry, I don't like flowers, I don't like machines, I don't like sugar, I don't like pepper, I don't like what you like.' This was addressed to whoever attacked Ernest. - Robert Desnos
The city was a machine of its own, continuously producing. We were constantly pumped out through its assembly line, in different forms or models. We came hardwired with different stories, dark secrets, vices, and defects. Over time, we fail and come to find our end, but the city continues onwards. - Cristina Martín
The role of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin
I work hard to stay cynical enough! I keep my expectations of our culture and our leaders low, low, low, and I do it so I don't have to be let down. And yet again I am lowballed by the brokenness of the American cultural machine. - Vinnie Tesla
It is preposterous to think that we are peaceful when every day we spend more money to built killing machine than to educate our children. - Debasish Mridha
On a basic level, he had seen first-hand how his government used the element of fear to accomplish its objectives; the same element of fear that had been used as an excuse to engage its huge war machine in conflicts for the profits of America’s oligarchy. - Kenneth Eade
Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. - Matt Groening
Only a writer can ride a time machine and change the future when he is not there. - Debasish Mridha
I did not fear that I might tread upon a live rail and be killed. I feared something far more intangible-doing what was not contemplated by the Machine. Then I said to myself, Man is the measure, and I went, and after many visits I found an opening. - E.M. Forster
Thoughts are the product of a machine we call the human mind. So manufacture some excellent thoughts. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Reading is a time machine that allows you to acquire wisdom from the past and to analyze and imagine another person’s vision of the future. - Joshua Rogers
LITIGATION, n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. - Ambrose Bierce
In the absences of a decent time machine, fiction remains the most sturdy vehicle for visiting other eras. - Tom Nolan
To each mortal peradventure earth becomes a new machine.
What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine. - Oscar Wilde
I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news - John Muir
To recap: it is possible to put decent information into a Government Machine, have ordinary, good people running the thing, and a reasonable system in place, and still get utter idiocy out of the dispenser?""More than possible. Likely. - Nick Harkaway
The entire Nazi war machine was only possible because of past, present and future violations of the non aggression principle (achievable only through government). - Stefan Molyneux
Lawsuit n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. - Ambrose Bierce
Life without a pasta machine is like life without music! - Margo Vader
The global economy is a doomsday machine that must be stopped and reprogrammed. - Kalle Lasn
If you like pray like a praying mantis or fast like a faxing machine, if you have no faith, you are just wasting your time and energy. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
The task of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin
She was part of the machine she tended, and every faculty that was not needed for the machine was doomed to be crushed out of existence. - Upton Sinclair
If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and no-one dares criticize it. - Pierre Gallois
Indeed, woman can be a machine run wild, or a machine can be a better, more subjugated, and efficient woman. - Françoise Meltzer
My heart is one part predatorAnd one part saint!Most of it is crazyAnd a little bit too saneIt falls for allBut beats for noneIt’s one part brokenStill shoots like a machine gun! - Jaishree Garg
Presidents have absolutely gone against the will of Congress. Congress hasn't declared a war since December 7, 1941, and yet we've been at war ever since with somebody or other in order to justify the war machine. Now we have alienated almost the entire earth - Gore Vidal
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
They got a manure machine in there, Keller said. He went up to the barn and peeked through a hole between tow boards. On wheels. It’s fun to ride sometimes, when you don’t care how you smell. - Sandra Neil Wallace
To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the paredón [execution wall]. - Ernesto Che Guevara
The brain is machine which collects data, use it to collect data. Then use that data for a purpose! - Deyth Banger
...Because a book is a little empathy machine. It puts you inside somebody else’s head. You see out of the world through somebody else’s eyes. It’s very hard to hate people of a certain kind when you’ve just read a book by one of those people. - Neil Gaiman
Liberty, with all its drawbacks, is everywhere vastly more attractive to a noble soul than good social order without it than society like a flock of sheep, or a machine working like a watch. - Johann Schiller
We didn't belong anywhere in particular any more. We were interchangeable parts in the American machine. - Kurt Vonnegut
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