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    machine Quotes

    In making a movie, you're part of a big machine. Even in a small movie there are still so many people involved in the process, and it costs so much money to make.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  process  movie  money  machine 
    I just like music that sounds like music. Not like machines and computers and things that you design to make things sound slick and perfect.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music  computer  machine 
    Our age of mechanization leads along a road ending with man himself as a machine. Only the spirit of singing can save us from this fate.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: fate  men  age  spirit  machine 
    I think we're already getting to a stage where the basic artificial intelligences are discovering moral systems. I think, in many ways, moral systems are simply things that we have programmed into ourselves, either through childhood or just through genetic, ingrained ideas. So the same thing applies when you talk about machines.
    — Zoltan Istvan
    The technology broadens an individual's social field massively and at the same time makes it much, much easier and cheaper to consume gossip. We have the same appetite for gossip, but now its acquisition is even easier than grabbing sugary and fatty foods off a supermarket shelf. And look where that got us. When you watch people in public desperately punching away at their machines, it's hard not to think of addictions.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    He who does his work like a machine grows a heart like a machine and he who carries the heart of a machine in his breast loses his simplicity. He who has lost his simplicity becomes unsure in the strivings of his soul.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: work  heart  soul  lost  simplicity  machine 
    There's all these people involved, and it becomes this huge machine - it stops being just me making my own little songs for myself, or for the world. And it's hard to stop the machine. If you want to take time to write a record, they're like, "OK, tour through March, April, and June, then you can take a few weeks off to record in July before getting back on the road for the European festival circuit." After a while, I had to put my foot down.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    tags: time  people  world  song  write  machine  april 
    When we have that scene where I shoot that huge machine gun, my first thought was "Why does anybody want this? What is the point of something like this?" I know some people feel powerful or whatever and I'm just like, " I feel like I want nothing to do with this."
    — Zach Gilford
    I released that side of things really as kind of an introduction to where I came from musically, back in the day when all I had was a keyboard, a drum machine, and a four-track. So I was doing these little synth-pop ditties, and it's how I learned to write.
    — Zach Condon
    tags: write  machine 
    The immaterial blue colour shown at Iris Clert's in April had in short made me inhuman, had excluded me from the world of tangible reality; I was an extreme element of society who lived in space and who had no means of coming back to earth. Jean Tinguely saw me in space and signaled to me in speed to show me the last machine to take to return to the ephemerality of material life.
    — Yves Klein
    I am watching the Earth. The visibility is good. I feel well and cheerful. The machine is functioning normally.
    — Yuri Gagarin
    tags: earth  machine 
    a samurai is a total human being, whereas a man who is completely absorbed in his technical skill has degenerated into a "function', one cog in a machine.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: men  human  machine 
    A father is a reality-concealing machine, a machine for dishing up lies to kids, and that isn't even the worst of it: secretly he believes that he represents reality.
    — Yukio Mishima
    Often people, especially computer engineers, focus on the machines. But in fact we need to focus on humans, on how humans care about doing programming or operating the application of the machines.
    — Yukihiro Matsumoto
    You dont need a machine to make pasta: a rolling pin and a fast hand can create a smooth, if thick, sheet.
    — Yotam Ottolenghi
    tags: machine 
    I don't believe that in the name of the holiness of the city you have to put barbed wires, machine gun nests, mine pins and everything of that, in the name of the holiness of Jerusalem.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    tags: believe  machine 
    I am like a machine being driven to excessive rotations: the bearings are incandescing and, in a minute, melted metal will begin to drip and everything will turn to nothing. Quick: get cold water, logic. I am pouring it over myself by the bucketload but the logic sizzles on the hot bearings and dissipates elusive white steam into the air.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: logic  water  machine 
    It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes, and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in search, in questions, in torment.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    Let the answers be wrong, let the philosophy be mistaken - errors are more valuable than truths: truth is of the machine, error is alive; truth reassures, error disturbs.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    O, mighty, divinely delimited wisdom of walls, boundaries! I is perhaps the most magnificent of all inventions. Man ceased to be a wild animal only when he build the first wall. Men ceased to be a wild man only when we built the Green Wall, only when, by means of that wall, we isolated our perfect machine world from the irrational, ugly world of trees, birds, and animals.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: animals  men  world  wild  wisdom  machine 
    I have come to the conclusion that rowing alone won't bring top of the line erg scores. The two are really completely different. The motion is, of course, fairly similar to rowing. However moving your own body back and foth on a machine that doesn't move is a challenge that cannot be mastered unless it is trained. Therefore, I believe that people who only row will find it harder to pull scores on the erg that are in the highest percentile.
    — Xeno Muller
    My thing is, once you start to put a backbeat on your music or something that has a machine in it, you have popularity, but you lose the flexibility. And you lose a richness.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: music  machine 
    The note of hope is the only note that can help us or save us from falling to the bottom of the heap of evolution, because, largely, about all a human being is, anyway, is just a hoping machine.
    — Woody Guthrie
    tags: human  help  evolution  hope  machine 
    All about a human being is, it's a great big hoping machine.
    — Woody Guthrie
    tags: human  machine 
    This machine kills fascists.
    — Woody Guthrie
    tags: machine 
    Living political constitutions must be Darwinian in structure and in practice. Society is a living organism and must obey the laws of life, not of mechanics; it must develop. All that progressives ask or desire is permission-in an era when 'development,' 'evolution,' is the scientific word-to interpret the Constitution according to the Darwinian principle; all they ask is recognition of the fact that a nation is a living thing and not a machine.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    The trouble with the theory [of limited and divided government] is that government is not a machine, but a living thing. This is where the living and breathing constitution comes from. It is modified by its environment, necessitated by its tasks, shaped to its functions by the sheer pressure of life.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    What is the use of voting? We know that the machines of both parties are subsidized by the same persons, and therefore it is useless to turn in either direction.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: machine 
    I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood.
    — Wole Soyinka
    tags: writing  machine 
    It's completely idiot proof." I told them they've got it all wrong. I want a machine that is "idiot friendly.
    — William Weld
    tags: wrong  machine  idiot 
    A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
    — William Strunk, Jr.
    tags: machine 
    A drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
    — William Strunk, Jr.
    tags: machine 
    Charles Babbage proposed to make an automaton chess-player which should register mechanically the number of games lost and gained in consequence of every sort of move. Thus, the longer the automaton went on playing game, the more experienced it would become by the accumulation of experimental results. Such a machine precisely represents the acquirement of experience by our nervous organization.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    The wind, as a direct motive power, is wholly inapplicable to a system of machine labour, for during a calm season the whole business of the country would be thrown out of gear. Before the era of steam-engines, windmills were tried for draining mines; but though they were powerful machines, they were very irregular, so that in a long tract of calm weather the mines were drowned, and all the workmen thrown idle.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    The law is not a series of calculating machines where answers come tumbling out when the right levers are pushed.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: law  right  machine 
    We know by now that if we make technology the predestined force in our lives, man will walk to the measure of its demands. We know how leveling that influence can be, how easy it is to computerize man and make him a servile thing in a vast industrial complex. . . . This means we must subject the machine - technology - to control and cease despoiling the earth and filling people with goodies merely to make money.
    — William O. Douglas
    Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid.
    — William Moore Kelly
    tags: men  machine 
    I don't move until an actor is happy, but it was very important to me as a so-called "first time director" to keep the machine moving. It was especially important to me to keep it moving and not be some kind of precious writer-director.
    — William Monahan
    tags: time  machine 
    I have always done the opposite of what I was trained to do... Having little technical background, I became a photographer. Adopting a machine, I do my utmost to make it malfunction. For me, to make a photograph is to make an anti-photograph.
    — William Klein
    I'm interested in machines that make you aware of the process of seeing and aware of what you do when you construct the world by looking. This is interesting in itself, but more as a broad-based metaphor for how we understand the world.
    — William Kentridge
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