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Joseph Newcomer
I don't mind occasionally having to reinvent a wheel I don't even mind using someone's reinvented wheel occasionally. But it helps a lot if it is symmetric, contains no fewer than ten sides, and has the axle centered. I do tire of trapezoidal wheels with offset axles.

Claude M. Bristol
Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.

Joseph Conrad
Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

Thomas Carlyle
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.

Sir Joshua Reynolds
Invention strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory nothing can come from nothing.

Ernest Hemingway
That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best -make it all up -but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.

Charles Caleb Colton
Memory is the friend of wit, but the treacherous ally of invention there are many books that owe their success to two things good memory of those who write them, and the bad memory of those who read them

Lyndon B. Johnson
The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure.

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