In this post, you will find great Invented Quotes from famous people, such as Alaska, Brad Goreski, Jane Pauley, Carol Thatcher, Chris Gardner. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Largely this is a class thing – writers tend to be cosseted little middle-class kiddies who think that the world owes them a royaltycheque. But just doing it – being in yourroom for years on end, locked in your head, alone with invented ghosts – it weakens and softens the body. And I know I can’t just live in my head.
‘Recreative’ is a word that I invented because in urbanculture, with colloquialism, we invent so many slangs. I don’t like the way that ‘recreational’ sounds – I don’t like to say I do a lot of ‘recreational’ reading. I like to say that I read ‘recreatively.’ I do a lot of ‘recreative’ reading.
I am writing a book called ‘The History of Australia in Hundred Objects.’ It’s of things we have invented in Australia. And you know, some of them are amazing. We invented the clapper boards used in films. We invented those cranes – those big long cranes used on constructionsites.
He told me I didn’t understand, that we were from the bleakindustrial wastes of NorthEngland, or something, and that we didn’t understand the Internet. I told him Fall fans invented the Internet. They were on there in 1982.
I invented this wonderful death scene for Javert of going down on my knees and then leaning back like a limbodancer to make it look as if I was falling off a bridge. I did it eight times a week for nearly a year and I’ve had trouble with my knees ever since – they don’t even allow me to jog these days.
That’s the kind of movie that I like to make, where there is an invented reality and the audience is going to go someplace where hopefully they’ve never been before. The details, that’s what the world is made of.
I was convinced in middle school that I invented tight-rolling your pants, because I would get hand-me-downs from my brothers, and of course they were bell-bottoms from the ’70s. So I would fold and fold over the bells. I like to think I started the trend. But I didn’t.
There are things that I invented – the creaky geriatric robot that is always grumpy, for example, or the little wheelie guy, he’s not in the Hasbro lore. But kids love that stuff – this little guy as a pet on a chain. They gravitate towards it.
Music videos may seem old hat now, but let me tell you, in the summer of 1981, MTV was indubitably the coolest thing ever invented. And the people who were in the videos… coolest people ever. No question.
The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot be improved. You cannot make a spoon that is better than a spoon… The book has been thoroughlytested, and it’s very hard to see how it could be improved on for its currentpurposes.
There’s a big link between trains and film. One of the first filmed objects was a train. The clickety-clack of the projector and the clickety-clack of the train are similar. There is the idea of the voyage – every voyage is a story. I wonder if film would have been invented without the train.
We play a game called, ‘Peru ball,’ it’s a game we invented in Peru. The rules are so simple. You play with a football and one team’s going one direction, the other team’s going the other direction. Get the ball across the line, the length of a soccergoal. That’s it, that’s the only rules.
I think writing for a world one has invented can be infinitely more interesting than writing for the world we’ve all inherited.
I’m only interested in science fiction that’s used as a literary device, a shortcut into something more exploratory or universal about our experience. That’s why I think it was invented and why mythology was invented; it’s a tool, not an end to itself.
Casey knew his baseball. He only made it look like he was fooling around. He knew every move that was ever invented and some that we haven’t even caught on to yet.
Most of the musicians that I know almost to the man everybody uses Apple computers. They’ve thought of the steps that you’re going to think of when you’re trying to create your thing. And that’s where the tools get invented to make better art.
Throughout my childhood, I did a form of Irishdancing that was kind of the precursor to ‘Riverdance.’ It was a mixture of ballet and Irish dancing that my teacher, Patricia Mulholland, had invented, essentially. It was Irish ballet, and she would create performances based around the myths and legends of Ireland.
I love video games. I’m also slightly in awe of them. I’m in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I’m in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we’ve ever invented has quite done before.
It doesn’t really feel like it’s got anything to do with me. I mean, I know I wrote it, and all that and invented the characters and made it up, but it’s Mike‘s film, so doing the press and stuff, it feels a little bit inauthentic. I was just onecomponent of it.
Virtuality – connection without proximity – is a major attraction in both fandom and the Net. Nobody knows you’re a dog through the U.S. mail, either. Fans could be utterly different in their fanzine persona, which may be why both fandom and the Net were invented by individualistic Americans.
The future doesn’t exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we’re the only animal that realized we can affect the future by what we do today.
Once you have invented a character with threedimensions and a voice, you begin to realize that some of the things you’d like him to do to further your plot are things that such a person wouldn’t, or couldn’t, do.
I’m from the building where the wave was invented. Downstairs, under me. Ask Bigavel. Y’all call him Bigavel, Max B. I know him as Charlie Rambo. I’m from the building where the wave was invented, and it was invented after I was born.
When you gather up all the balls of life that you try to juggle, it is a very difficult thing to try to focus in on taking good care of yourself. But that’s why God invented me – so I can come and teach and preach and make people laugh and give them some education so they can start liking themselves better.
I go to this gym full of stunt men. There aren’t any TVs or treadmills there. This is a spit-and-sawdust kind of place. It has a lot of great trainingaids – trampolines and bags and every weapon ever invented to do harm to a human being. If you want to know how to throw a knife, it’s great.
Avon invented the concept of direct marketing and direct selling beauty. And that’s still very valid to us. We’ll have a firm that will be around for another 114 years as strongly as it was the first 114.
I think daycare is great for people who have to work two jobs. My problem is with people who are dropping kids off at daycare because they want to go out and spend the day golfing or getting their nails done. You know what I mean? That’s not why they invented daycare.
We were poor, yea, but I can’t say there was anything terrible about my youth. It was a Manhattan kind of life. There were lots of kids on the block, and we played in the back lots. We invented games and skated and played ball.
‘The Cape‘ is a really good comic! They invented the whole character, and now they’ve built a book of ‘The Cape’ for the show. When I was a kid, I used to loveBatman, and I loved Spider-Man. My favorite was this guy called Judge Dredd. I know they made a movie of that in the ’90s.
I don’t think there’s any music that you hear on the radio today that would be possible without Jimi Hendrix. Rock, blues-rock, heavymetal, any guitar stuff when you get right down to it – Jimi did it. He’s certainly the guy who basically invented the blues-rock genre for guitar players.
People think that the Italians invented neorealism, but actually, Humphrey Jennings did. He was revolutionary in using non-professional actors in his films, and he got extraordinary performances out of them.
Money was invented for a reason. We’ve seen people try to use beans, etc. and it doesn’t work.
My connections and roots to this land of Australia – the sea, the reefs, the sky, the stars – come from a time and place that existed long before basketball was invented, and definitely long before the Boomers program was created.
But it was this tough little character part that I was playing, a very funny little guy that I invented over a weekend, because I realized I was not contributing to the humor of this thing. And I had to do something.
We invented the Black Foresttrifle. It’s got all the flavours of the Black Forest Gateau but in a trifle, using chocolate custard. You’ve got your kirsch, your cherries, the chocolate custard, the sponge and the cream.
I always admired Ray Kroc, the man who invented McDonald’s. Ray had a vision of the most commonplace thing – a hamburger and fries to go – but to him it was just the greatest thing ever, and he was going to make it the greatest thing ever for everybody else, and he did.
The thing about playing gods, whether you’re playing Thor and Loki or Greco Roman gods or Indian gods or characters in any mythology, the reason that gods were invented was because they were basically largerversions of ourselves.
Presley is country music, white music. Jazz is black music – it was invented by the blacks in New Orleans. And I’m really a jazzsinger. I was impressed with Elvis – he was the handsomest guy I ever met in my life, and a very nice person, too. But the music doesn’t impress me.
I once did an event with Ian Rankin where he said he didn’t really need to do much backgroundresearch because his books are set in the present, and I just thought: ‘You lucky, lucky beast!’ because as a historical novelist, I live constantly on the edge of wondering whether tissues had been invented.
My best friend Rosemarie and I had a very involved secret life when we were in elementary school. After we saw ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ on TV, we invented a whole secret life in which we were twins from the planet Venus, and we were in charge of the entire solar system as well as Earth.
Because so many voters happen to be illiterate, India invented the party symbol, so that voters who could not read the name of their candidate could vote for him or her anyway by recognizing the symbol under which they campaigned.
I was asked by an editor to consider writing something about an American inventor. I asked him if he knew who invented the computer. He said he didn’t. In that case, I told him, I should write a book about John Vincent Atanasoff.
Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible. He was wrong.
I think that technology is always invented for historical reasons, to solve a historical problem. But they very soon reveal themselves to be capable of doing things that aren’t historical that nobody had ever thought of doing before.
The bourgeois novel is the greatest enemy of truth and honesty that was ever invented. It’s a vast, sentimentalizing structure that reassures the reader, and at every point, offers the comfort of secure moral frameworks and recognizable characters.
Humans are a social species more than any other, and in order to build a community, which for some reason humans have to do in order to live, we have to solve the communication problem. Language is the tool that was invented to solve that problem.
But inspiration? – That’s when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? – and fortunately you haven’t. But the impressionssink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago.
Very fewsocieties on Earth developed science as we know it today. On the other hand, the number is not zero – the Greeks, the Chinese, and the Maya did, among others. Once invented, science proved so useful that it spread like mold on a petri dish.
I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terriblyuncomfortable. It seems like religion and myth were invented against that, trying to make sense out of it.
Historically, the French have had a romanticattachment to their bikes. Though the first functioning two-wheeler is thought to have been invented by a German in 1817, it was the French who popularized and marketed the device in the 1860s, giving it the name ‘bicycle.’
When they invented the Steadicam, every movie had to have a fight in a stairwell. Whenever there’s a new thing, it’s abused until artists realize what a Steadicam as a tool can be. And now I defy people to be able to see Steadicam shots, because we know how to do them and make them invisible.