"I've always felt that what I have going for me is not my imagination, because everyone has an imagination. What I have is a relentlessly controlled imagination. What looks like wild invention is actually quite carefully calculated."
"The European Union is the world's most successful invention for advancing peace."
"The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting."
"Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age."
"My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived."
"The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly."
"One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success."
"Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution."
"The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt."
"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time."