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  We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?  
 -  Jose Saramago
  

  The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb.  
 -  Marshall McLuhan
  

  Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird.  
 -  Neil Armstrong
  

  If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.  
 -  John Updike
  

  Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let's say, instruments for working.  
 -  Gianni Agnelli
  

  I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts - the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.  
 -  Richard Wagner
  

  Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master.  
 -  Nicholson Baker
  

  I'd like people to be educated on the voting machines, making sure that our democracy isn't being hijacked by computer technology. There's no reason there can't be a paper trail on those machines.  
 -  Eddie Vedder
  

  In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking.  
 -  Charles Babbage
  

  Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity.  
 -  Charles Babbage
  

  The machines, the modern mode of production, slowly undermined domestic production and not just for thousands but for millions of women the question arose: Where do we now find our livelihood?  
 -  Clara Zetkin
  

  Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.  
 -  Erich Fromm
  

  As I stood there absorbing Hammett's novel, the slot machines at the back of the shop were clanking and whirring, and in the billiard room upstairs the perpetual poker game was being played.  
 -  Ross MacDonald
  

  Women are nothing but machines for producing children.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.  
 -  Iain Banks
  

  The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man.  
 -  Arthur Young
  

  Customers are the reason we open our doors every day, and keep the machines humming all night long. Customers determine what we eat, where we live, whether we stay in business.  
 -  Connie Mack
  

  I occasionally go to the gym and I lift free weights, I don't use machines.  
 -  Eric Bana
  

  Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all. Copy editors, who proofread and much, much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every word that appears in the paper.  
 -  Bill Walsh
  

  Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.  
 -  Alan Turing
  

  I read stories aloud at every stage. I listen to my writer friends when they kindly offer criticism. I listen to my husband when he tells me something doesn't seem right. I have my mother's boyfriend, Loring Janes, read to make sure I get everything right with the machines and guns.  
 -  Billy Campbell
  

  The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we're not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers.  
 -  Niall Ferguson
  

  We have too many cellphones. We've got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it's very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth.  
 -  Steve Case
  

  Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.  
 -  Karl Marx
  

  Like my father, I would never as a child throw anything away, keeping old toys, electric motors and bits of broken machines under my bed in what I called my Box of Useful Things.  
 -  Nick Park
  

  I have to admit to not being the greatest technician, but stop motion animation gives me licence to create machines that wouldn't otherwise be possible - inventions that seem real and actually work.  
 -  Nick Park
  

  My father works for Xerox and fixes those gigantic copy machines that are about 10 feet wide.  
 -  Michael Cera
  

  No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.  
 -  Orville Wright
  

  The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.  
 -  Edward Dahlberg
  

  One has to look out for engineers - they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.  
 -  Marcel Pagnol
  

  When I say that human beings are just gene machines, one shouldn't put too much emphasis on the word 'just.' There is a very great deal of complication, and indeed beauty in being a gene machine.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  Phyllis is one of the tunnel boring machines for Crossrail and one of the most extraordinary characters I met, visiting some of the most exciting infrastructure in Britain. Crossrail is the new railway which will run from West to East right across London. It is the biggest engineering project in Europe - and Phyllis herself is not exactly dainty.  
 -  Evan Davis
  

  I continue to see a healthy PC market, very healthy. The machines will continue to morph; you'll see smaller machines that have more capability.  
 -  Wayne Allard
  

  Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.  
 -  Karel Capek
  

  Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture - academia, the most powerful media and many of our courts.  
 -  Marvin Olasky
  

  As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world - most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor.  
 -  Barry Commoner
  

  It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.  
 -  Clive James
  

  I have problems with machines which aren't gestural.  
 -  Luc Ferrari
  

  The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.  
 -  Havelock Ellis
  

  If the Net becomes the center of the universe, which is what seems to be happening, then the dizzying array of machines that will be plugged into it will virtually guarantee that the specifics of which chip and which operating system you've got will be irrelevant.  
 -  Marc Andreessen
  

  I think all kids need snacks. Mine are fruit machines. I give them things like apple slices, berries and melon. Do I let them eat ice cream? Absolutely. But not every day.  
 -  Emeril Lagasse
  

  The health-care sector certainly employs more people and more machines than it did. But there have been no great strides in service. In Western Europe, most primary-care practices now use electronic health records and offer after-hours care; in the United States, most don't.  
 -  Atul Gawande
  

  When you're dealing with machines or anything that you build, it either works or it doesn't, no matter how good of a salesman you are.  
 -  Marc Andreessen
  

  Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.  
 -  Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
  

  Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.  
 -  Simon Newcomb
  

  Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines: three things the world could live completely without.  
 -  Doug Coupland
  

  Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships.  
 -  Doug Coupland
  

  We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.  
 -  Jeremy Irons
  

  If the history of resistance to Darwinian thinking is a good measure, we can expect that long into the future, long after every triumph of human thought has been matched or surpassed by 'mere machines,' there will still be thinkers who insist that the human mind works in mysterious ways that no science can comprehend.  
 -  Daniel Dennett
  

  When we recorded our first album sixteen track machines were the thing.  
 -  John Deacon
  

  As the financial experts all over the world use machines to unwind Gordian knots of financial arrangements so complex that only machines can make - 'derive' - and trade them, we have to wonder: Are we living in a bad sci-fi movie? Is the Matrix made of credit default swaps?  
 -  Thomas Dooley
  

  Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom.  
 -  Thomas Dooley
  

  At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers' apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss.  
 -  Thomas Dooley
  

  I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.  
 -  Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  

  We've got a duty to die and get out of the way with all of our machines and artificial hearts and everything else like that and let the other society, our kids, build a reasonable life.  
 -  Richard Lamm
  

  I restore vintage Atari XY arcade video game machines.  
 -  Roger Avary
  

  The central paradox of the machines that have made our lives so much brighter, quicker, longer and healthier is that they cannot teach us how to make the best use of them; the information revolution came without an instruction manual.  
 -  Sheena Iyengar
  

  The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.  
 -  Herbie Hancock
  

  We've been working now with computers and education for 30 years, computers in developing countries for 20 years, and trying to make low-cost machines for 10 years. This is not a sudden turn down the road.  
 -  Nicholas Negroponte
  

  We have to make machines understand what they're doing, or they won't be able to come back and say, 'Why did you do that?'  
 -  Nicholas Negroponte
  

  I am a big popcorn fanatic. I love popcorn. In fact one year for my birthday, my husband bought me one of those big popcorn machines like they have in movie theaters.  
 -  Debbie Macomber
  

  Machines built by human beings they will function correctly if we provide them with a very specific environment. But if that environment is changed, they won't function at all.  
 -  Ralph Merkle
  

  The culture is about moving to a place where tobacco and smoking isn't part of normal life: people don't encounter it normally, they don't see it in their big supermarkets, they don't see people smoking in public places, they don't see tobacco vending machines.  
 -  Andrew Lansley
  

  I don't even have voice mail or answering machines anymore. I hate the phone, and I don't want to call anybody back. If I go to hell, it will be a small closet with a telephone in it, and I will be doomed and destined for eternity to return phone calls.  
 -  Drew Barrymore
  

  But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.  
 -  Liam Neeson
  

  It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis.  
 -  Michael Apted
  

  Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.  
 -  Karl Marx
  

  Videogames are indeed design: They're sophisticated virtual machines that echo the mechanical systems inside cars.  
 -  Vanessa Mae