Thomas A. Edison
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
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Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.
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.
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
There is no substitute for hard work.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Great ideas originate in the muscles.
I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?
No matter how popular you are as a stand-up - you can go out and fill a 10,000-seat arena and be smart and funny - it's delicate to host an awards show and know where your place is and know that it's not about you, that it's about the people who are nominated, and respect that, but at the same time have your moment to show them who you are.
I say that justice is truth in action.
Got good news and bad news for you, Mr. President. The good news is that Chief Justice John Roberts just saved your legacy and, perhaps, your presidency by writing for the Supreme Court majority to rule health care reform constitutional.
First of all, my persuasion is what really breeds violence is political differences. But because religion serves as the soul of community, it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat.
The distinctions of fine art bore me to death.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.
You know, I think the film business is its own worst enemy because it sells movies on DVD footage and 'behind the scenes,' and now it's a real struggle trying to keep storylines and plotlines a secret.
Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated.