Novelists invent characters; poets invent themselves.
It’s fun to invent systems and meanings and then poke holes in them.
Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.
Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone,...
One must always account for the vagaries of truth.
Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.
Necessity is not the mother of invention. Knowledge and experiment are its parents. It sometimes happens that successful search is made for unknown materials to fill well-recognized and predetermined requirements. It more often happens that...
Our ancestors have invented, we can at least innovate.