Electricity Quotes

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George Carlin
“Electricity is really just organized lightning”
George Carlin

Nikola Tesla
“Invention is the most important product of man's creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.”
Nikola Tesla, My Inventions

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?”
Arthur Conan Doyle , The Adventure of the Dying Detective

Gordon Parks
“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
Gordon Parks

Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
“Brunettes are full of electricity.”
Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Tomorrow's Eve

Zeena Schreck
“Electricity for example was considered a very Satanic thing when it was first discovered and utilized.”
Zeena Schreck

Mohamed ElBaradei
“When you have half of Caironese in slums, when you don't have clean water, when you don't have a sewer system, when you don't have electricity, and on top of that you live under one of the most repressive regimes right now... Well, put all that together, and it's a ticking bomb. It's not of a question of threat; it is question of looking around at the present environment and making a rational prognosis.”
Mohamed ElBaradei

Janet Fitch
“The night crackled ... Everything had turned to static electricity in the heat. I combed my hair to watch the sparks fly from the ends.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Randall Munroe
“So Yoda sounds like our best bet as an energy source. But with world electricity consumption pushing 2 terawatts, it would take a hundred million Yodas to meet our demands. All things considered, switching to Yoda power probably isn't worth the trouble — though it would definitely be green.”
Randall Munroe, What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

“There is a force more powerful than steam and electricity: the will.”
Fernán Caballero

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Is it a fact – or have I dreamt it – that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Many conscientious environmentalists are repelled by the word "abundance," automatically associating it with irresponsible consumerism and plundering of Earth's resources. In the context of grassroots frustration, insensitive enthusing about the potential for energy abundance usually elicits an annoyed retort. "We have to conserve." The authors believe the human family also has to _choose_. The people we speak with at the recycling depot or organic juice bar are for the most part not looking at the _difference_ between harmony-with-nature technologies and exploitative practices such as mountaintop coal mining. "Destructive" was yesterday's technology of choice. As a result, the words "science and technology" are repugnant to many of the people who passionately care about health, peace, justice and the biosphere. Usually these acquaintances haven't heard about the variety of constructive yet powerful clean energy technologies that have the potential to gradually replace oil and nuclear industries if allowed. Wastewater-into-energy technologies could clean up waterways and other variations solve the problem of polluting feedlots and landfills.”
Jeane Manning, Breakthrough Power: How Quantum-Leap New Energy Inventions Can Transform Our World

“He (Comings) has in the past performed successful energy-converting experiments, creating a ringing resonance by injecting certain frequencies into piezo-electric crystals. When the crystal was in resonance with the plenum of space, the power output rose significantly higher than the input. He concluded that, if allowed politically, such discoveries could guide humankind in building a completely clean energy infrastructure -- resonant technologies that allow us to live in harmony with the universal energy field and the Earth.”
Jeane Manning, Breakthrough Power: How Quantum-Leap New Energy Inventions Can Transform Our World

Bram Stoker
“There are things done today in electrical science which would have been deemed unholy by the very man who discovered electricity, who would themselves not so long before been burned as wizards.”
Bram Stoker

“Prototypes of inventions that use novel combinations of resonance, magnetism, states of matter, certain geometries or inward swirling motion to unlock the secrets of universal energy have already been built. They provide proof of new or rediscovered principles. In many variations of these inventions, a small input triggers a disproportionately large output of useable power."
"These energy converters don't violate any laws of physics if they simply tap into a previously unrecognized source of power - background space. A flow of energy from that source can continue day and night, whether or not the sun shines or the wind blows.”
Jeane Manning, Breakthrough Power: How Quantum-Leap New Energy Inventions Can Transform Our World

Susan Quinn
“In the final scene of Power, the Supreme Court justices appear as a striking abstraction: Nine scowling masks line up in a row on top of a giant podium. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes speaks the majority opinion: 'Water power, the right to convert it into electric energy, and the electric energy thus produced constitute property belonging to the United States.”
Susan Quinn, Furious Improvisation: How the Wpa and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art Out of Desperate Times

“Soon now, the faint tinkling of a broken filament will become another sound of another century.”
Jane Brox, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light

Colum McCann
“I had enough electricity in my booty to jump-start the whole of New York City.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

“Time and task were both disorienting, for if you were to remove everything from our lives that depends on electricity to function, homes and offices would become no more than the chambers and passages of limestone caves- simple shelter from wind and rain, far less useful than the first homes at Plymouth Plantation or a wigwam. No way to keep out cold, or heat, for long. No way to preserve food, or to cook it. The things that define us, quiet as rock outcrops - the dumb screens and dials, the senseless clicks of on/off switches- without their purpose, they lose the measure of their beauty and we are left alone in the dark with countless useless things.”
Jane Brox, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light

Nikola Tesla
“All of these years of my service towards mankind did not bring me nothing but assaults and humiliations.”
Nikola Tesla

Paul Auster
“Op die manier is de elektrische stoel uitgevonden. Uitgedokterd door Edison die de gevaren van de wisselstroom wilde tonen en zijn idee vervolgens verkocht aan de Sing-sing-gevangenis waarop het tot op de dag van vandaag wordt gebruikt. Heerlijk, vind je niet? Als de wereld niet zo prachtig was, zouden we allemaal nog cynici worden.”
Paul Auster

Steven Magee
“If you mess with Magee, expect to get burned.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“How is my truthful inconvenience working out for you?”
Steven Magee

Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
“When Nigerians who don’t enjoy electricity are asked to pay higher tariff for it, what do you think? It’s like paying the pride price of a dead maiden. And if the reason for the high tariff is, like they claim, to attract investors, see it as senseless as the idea of paying the pride price of a yet-to-be-born bride. ~Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu”
Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Thomm Quackenbush
“I wanted to love the city. There is an electricity to the dullest day here that overpowers its clinging aroma. Friends have moved cityward, rarely seen again, each acting as though they relocated to Shangri-La, despite muggings and struggling.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

Steven Magee
“I would not live in a home that had not been tested for adverse electromagnetic fields.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Increased lightning is causing increased forest fires.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I am an unstable genius.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“When buying a portable car jump starter, know the amperage of your car battery and
buy a jump starter that has a higher amperage rating.”
Steven Magee

“To take showers, one needs to heat water in a bucket by using two induction cables, which are either connected to a socket or plugged directly into a power generator. If this method sounds dangerous, rest assured, it is. One time, I touched the water while my cousin was warming it for his shower. The electric shock threw me back.”
Gabriel Nadales, Behind the Black Mask: My Time as an Antifa Activist

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