Home • Inspiration
Quotes About Architecture, Engineering, and Innovation
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Innovators are inevitably controversial.
When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
An inventor a man who looks upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world.
Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non–existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organized forcing of technological change... Engineers operate at the interface between science and society...
In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.