Quotes of Contrive

“ My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians. ”

- Robert Moog

“ If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist. ”

- Voltaire

“ The official designs of the Government, especially its designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors of national taste. ”

- W. B. Yeats

“ Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins. ”

- Jules Renard

“ More of me comes out when I improvise. ”

- Edward Hopper

“ Design is everything. Everything! ”

- Paul Rand

“ Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. ”

- Herbert Simon

“ The engineer's first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is. ”

- Unknown

“ Each person designs his own life, freedom gives him the power to carry out his own designs, and power gives the freedom to interfere with the designs of others. ”

- Eric Berne

“ If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him. ”

- Voltaire

“ This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand. ”

- Aristophanes

“ If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. ”

- Voltaire

“ War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans. ”

- Niccolo Machiavelli

“ The actual writing of a song usually comes in the form of a realisation. I can't contrive a song. ”

- Gene Clark

“ Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy! ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ If you must commit suicide… always contrive to do it as decorously as possible; the decencies, whether of life or of death, should never be lost sight of. ”

- George Borrow

“ If a book comes from the heart it will contrive to reach other hearts. All art and author craft are of small account to that. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. ”

- Edward Gibbon

“ I don't know that I ever wanted greatness, on its own. It seems rather like wanting to be an engineer, rather than wanting to design something — or wanting to be a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself… ”

- Roger Zelazny
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