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Alexander Calder Quotes and Sayings
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To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

Related topics: Art

I paint with shapes.
- Alexander Calder

My fan mail is enormous.
Everyone is under six.
- Alexander Calder

You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions
as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them.
Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
- Dean Kamen

 

Video games are engineered now, but the step I am trying to take,
no one can engineer.
- Bill Budge

My father worked for governments all his life as an
engineer and public works director.
- Edward Tufte

My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist,
who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
- Sally Ride

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My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist.
My father was an electrical engineer.
- James Cameron

Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure.
- Koichi Tanaka

People have an idea that one is in control of a career,
a lot more than you really are.
You can engineer things to an extent.
But you are at the mercy of what comes in across the desk.
- Gary Oldman

I got out of high school, bought a recording studio
and started operating it as an engineer and a producer.
- T-Bone Burnett

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark,
you don't throw away the ticket and jump off.
You sit still and trust the engineer.
- Corrie Ten Boom

The engineer, and more generally the designer,
is concerned with how things ought to be -
how they ought to be in order to attain goals,
and to function.
- Herbert Simon

I went to military college in Canada and graduated
as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.
- Marc Garneau

Software Engineering might be science;
but that's not what I do.
I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
- Jamie Zawinski

When I was a kid and I bought a record,
I ripped that thing open, I wanted to know who was playing what,
what studio it was cut at, who was the string arranger,
who was the engineer.
- Lenny Kravitz

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

The writer is the engineer of the human soul.
- Joseph Stalin

I could have gone on to be an engineer full time,
except that there was more demand for my playing.
But the love of working the board never leaves you.
- Steve Cropper

I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and,
you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate.
- Rube Goldberg

Tom would bring in songs, Mike would engineer,
and we recorded about 30 songs.
- Benmont Tench

The Engineer Corps is charged with all construction,
including light railways and roads.
- Kelly Miller

So here we have pi squared, which an engineer would call 10.
- Frank King

I am an engineer, but what I find important and necessary
is that you just learn things as you go along.
- Terrence Howard

Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer
convinced me that more things should be open to women.
- Elizabeth Moon

A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself
about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.
- Helmut Jahn

I guess the two things I was most interested in were
telescopes and steam engines.
My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam
engine and I loved the machinery.
- Clyde Tombaugh

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager,
gave his brood many advantages not least of which,
for me, was his love of singing which gave music a
central place in our lives.
- James W. Black

However, the occasional visit of success provides just
the excitement an engineer needs to face work the following day.
- Koichi Tanaka

I'm an engineer.
I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers...
They use my tools.
- Robert Moog

Any good software engineer will tell you that a compiler
and an interpreter are interchangeable.
- Tim Berners-Lee

When it came time to find employment,
I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer,
a field that was closely related to my major at university.
- Koichi Tanaka

My father, who had previously been a civil engineer,
died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918.
- James Rainwater

My mother turned into a professional widow.
She couldn't understand why I wanted to be an engineer;
she thought I should be a chicken farmer.
- David Antin

A good scientist is a person with original ideas.
A good engineer is a person who makes a design that
works with as few original ideas as possible.
There are no prima donnas in engineering.
- Freeman Dyson

My parents, and especially my mother,
encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending,
wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National
School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.
- Leon Jouhaux

From here, it becomes an engineering problem;
the engineer considers the ground motion that will
occur and evaluates the requirements of the proposed
structure in the light of the local foundation conditions.
- Charles Francis Richter

Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books.
What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge
and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems.
He's always been a hero to me.
I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children.
- Steve Wozniak

Better biofuels are a really big deal.
That means we can precisely engineer the molecules
in the fuel chain and optimize them along the way.
So, if all goes well, they're going to have designer
bugs in warm vats that are eating and digesting sugars
to excrete better biofuels.
I guess that's better living through bugs.
- John Doerr

So I just got on the phone and the engineer just patched me in and I did reports.
I'd get a community leader and bring him to the phone,
call up the station and do an interview over the phone with the guy.
- Ed Bradley

Bobby is really the one who did all the editing on that stuff.
And he did all the mixing.
I particularly like the record we did with Logic because
Scott Harding did a great job mixing it.
He's really a killing engineer.
- Charlie Hunter

Chris is the engineer down at the studio where we do these things.
And he's just such an integral part and he has such a marvelous ear.
Also it turns out, we didn't know, but he's a pretty good fiddle player.
- Guy Clark

I would say the most help I got was from my dad.
My dad is a civil engineer in Switzerland;
he's 90 years old now,
so he's no longer active as a civil engineer,
but still a very active person.
- Claude Nicollier

When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor;
when we have a construction job to do,
we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war,
we want an uncommon general.
It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
- Herbert Hoover

I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D.
in electrical engineering and came back and served
about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call
a combat systems engineer.
- Marc Garneau

Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried
to impress me with how they're going to capture my
sound with all kinds of tricks.
But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt.
- Dick Dale

After I changed the string we picked up right where we left off -
and punched back in at the same time.
I don't know if this has ever been done before.
The engineer sort of looked at us weird,
but we got it on the first take.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

You sit there waiting for the RED LIGHT to go on.
You could be sitting there for five minutes,
waiting, while the producer talks to the engineer.
Then the light goes on you know that you mustn't make
a mistake for at least 4 minutes.
- Jim Sullivan

The Biblical world view sees Earth and its ecosystems
as the effect of a wise God's creation and...
therefore robust, resilient, and self-regulating,
like the product of any good engineer.
- Christopher Monckton

In the last 17 years of his working life,
my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first,
a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith
with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
- Tony Visconti

At the same time, one of the things I noticed was that
the moment there was any kind of audio attached to virtual reality,
it really improved the experience, even though the
audio didn't feel like a sound engineer or composer
had been anywhere near it.
- Thomas Dolby

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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