Engineering Quotes

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William Gibson
“When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.”
William Gibson, Zero History

Hayao Miyazaki
“But remember this, Japanese boy... airplanes are not tools for war. They are not for making money. Airplanes are beautiful dreams. Engineers turn dreams into reality.”
Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises

Henry Ford
“When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V-8 motor, he chose to build an engine with the entire eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine-block in one piece.

Ford replied,''Produce it anyway.”
Henry Ford

“Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.”
Scott Adams

Robert A. Heinlein
“Anything which is physically possible can always be made financially possible; money is a bugaboo of small minds.”
Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Robert A. Heinlein
“One man’s “magic” is another man’s engineering. “Supernatural” is a null word.”
Robert Heinlein

“All we know about the new economic world tells us that nations which train engineers will prevail over those which train lawyers. No nation has ever sued its way to greatness. ”
Richard Lamm

Carl Sagan
“We tend to hear much more about the splendors returned than the ships that brought them or the shipwrights. It has always been that way. Even those history books enamored of the voyages of Christopher Columbus do not tell much about the builders of the Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria or about the principle of the caravel. These spacecraft their designers builders navigators and controllers are examples of what science and engineering set free for well-defined peaceful purposes can accomplish. Those scientists and engineers should be role models for an America seeking excellence and international competitiveness. They should be on our stamps.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Aldo Leopold
“To those who know the speech of hills and rivers straightening a stream is like shipping vagrants—a very successful method of passing trouble from one place to the next. It solves nothing in any collective sense.”
Aldo Leopold, For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays And Other Writings

Christian Cantrell
“The fewer moving parts, the better." "Exactly. No truer words were ever spoken in the context of engineering.”
Christian Cantrell, Containment

James Dyson
“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It's coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.”
James Dyson

Toba Beta
“Incurable diseases will eventually
force mankind to justify
disruptive nanotech and genetic engineering.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Howard Tayler
“Kevyn, Ennesby tells me you are building a time machine.

Actually I'm finished.

In one afternoon? Wow... Does it work?

After a fashion.

...

I put a whole lot of energy into it, and the next thing I knew it was time for dinner.
-Captain Tagon & Commander Andreyasn”
Howard Tayler, The Tub of Happiness

“Stephenson had large wrought-iron boiler plates available and he also had the courage of his calculations... The idea found its best-known expression in the Menai railway bridge opened in 1850. Stephenson's beams, which weighed 1,500 tons each, were built beside the Straits and were floated into position between the towers on rafts across a swirling tide. They were raised rather over a hundred feet up the towers by successive lifts with primitive hydraulic jacks. All this was not done without both apprehension and adventure; they were giants on the earth in those days.”
J. E. Gordon, The New Science of Strong Materials: Or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor

“It is hardly surprising that the malodorous field of garbology has not attained the popularity of rocket science, oil exploration, or brain surgery.”
Hans Y. Tammemagi, The Waste Crisis

Haresh Sippy
“As in real life, complex engineering designs demand a pragmatic approach.”
Haresh Sippy

Haresh Sippy
“In engineering, the joints are the most crucial. They have to be both firm and flexible, exactly like the joints in our body.”
Haresh Sippy

Haresh Sippy
“Automation is cost cutting by tightening the corners and not cutting them.”
Haresh Sippy

Elizabeth Kolbert
“Humans are producing no-analog climates, no-analog ecosystems, a whole no-analog future. At this point it might be prudent to scale back our commitments and reduce our impacts. But there are so many of us — as of this writing nearly eight billion — and we are stepped in so far, return seems impractical.

And so we face a no-analog predicament. If there is to be an answer to the problem of control, it's going to be more control. Only now what's go to be managed is not a nature that exists — or is imagined to exist — apart from the human. Instead, the new effort begins with a planet remade and spirals back on itself — not so much the control of nature as the control of the control of nature.”
Elizabeth Kolbert, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Alain de Botton
“I found myself wishing that the rest of mankind would follow the engineers' example and agree on a series of symbols which could point incontrovertibly to certain elusive, vaporous and often painful psychological states — a code which might help us feel less tongue-tied and less lonely, and enable us to resolve arguments with swift and silent exchanges of equations.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

“Whoever pretends that a technician, an architect, a doctor, an engineer, or any type of scientist should merely work with the in­struments in his own specific field while his people starve to death or fall in battle, has in fact taken the side of the enemy. He is not apolitical, he is political-but in opposition to movements for lib­eration.”
Che Guevara

“Parts DO NOT BREAK - we break them.”
Carroll Smith, Engineer to Win

Gareth L. Powell
“Philosophy just engineering by another name.”
Gareth L. Powell, Light of Impossible Stars

Elon Musk
“Science is discovering the essential truths about what exists in the Universe, engineering is about creating things that never existed”
Elon Musk

Aiyaz Uddin
“The day we start reading nature, the animals, the trees, the birds, and the ones that live in the water. We would understand divine engineering within them and when we would wonder about what has been kept in them we would then wonder about ourselves too and start thinking about ourselves and gets to know the truth about us, our reality, and why we are here for. We would then be knowing wonders within and know the engineer that sits within all of us. That's the start of spirituality the one who knows thyself knows thy god.”
Aiyaz Uddin, The Inward Journey

Carl Sandburg
“Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders:

They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.
And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again.
And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces of women and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.
And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them:
Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities;
Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness,
Bareheaded,
Shoveling,
Wrecking,
Planning,
Building, breaking, rebuilding,
Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth,
Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs,
Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has never lost a battle,
Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse, and under his ribs the heart of the people,
Laughing!
Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.”
Carl Sandburg, 101 Great American Poems

“Making good engineering decisions is all about weighing all of the available inputs and making informed decisions about the trade-offs. Sometimes, those decisions are based on instinct or accepted best practice, but only after we have exhausted approaches that try to measure or estimate the true underlying costs.”
Titus Winters, Software Engineering at Google: Lessons Learned from Programming Over Time

“International Conference on Medical & Health Science (ICMHS) provides a leading forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Medical & Health Science. The conference will bring together leading researchers, Doctors and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world.”
coordinator

“TECHNOLOGY IS THE MEASURE OF ENGINEERING;
ENGINEERING IS THE MEASURE OF INVENTION;
INVENTION IS THE MEASURE OF RESEARCH;
RESEARCH IS THE MEASURE OF CREATION;
CREATION IS THE MEASURE OF IMAGINATION;
IMAGINATION IS THE MEASURE OF SCIENCE;
SCIENCE IS THE MEASURE OF NATURE”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“My first and last wish to my parents was to complete my engineering.”
Sonal Takalkar

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