Nikola Tesla Quotes

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Nikola Tesla
“I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.”
Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more”
Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
“I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightening is a concert.. For this concert I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas.”
Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
“To know each other we must reach beyond the sphere of our sense perceptions.”
Nikola Tesla

“The world, I think, will wait a long time for Nikola Tesla's equal in achievement and imagination.”
Edwin Howard Armstrong

Abhijit Naskar
“Two of humanity's greatest technological achievements (Alternating Current and Wireless Communication) were made by Tesla, yet he remains hugely unrecognized outside the scientific and geek circle. So, I hereby propose (to the United Nations) that 10th of July, the birthday of Nikola Tesla be recognized as International Invention Day.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Christopher Dunn
“Energy is the basis of creating electricity that we can utilize, so how can we harness the power of an earthquake? Obviously, today, if that much energy were being drawn from the Earth through the Great Pyramid, tourists would not be parading through it every day. In order for the system to work, the pyramid would need to be mechanically coupled with the Earth and vibrating in sympathy with it. To do this, the system would need to be "primed"—we would need to initiate oscillation of the pyramid before we could tap into the Earth's oscillations. After the initial priming pulse, though, the pyramid would be coupled with the Earth and could draw off its energy. In effect, the Great Pyramid would feed into the Earth a little energy and receive an enormous amount out of it in return.
How do we cause a mass of stone that weighs 5,273,834 tons to oscillate? It would seem an impossible task. Yet there was a man in recent history who claimed he could do just that! Nikola Tesla, a physicist and inventor with more than six hundred patents to his credit—one of them being the AC generator—created a device he called an "earthquake machine." By applying vibration at the resonant frequency of a building, he claimed he could shake the building apart. In fact, it is reported that he had to turn his machine off before the building he was testing it in came down around him.
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The New York World-Telegram reported Tesla's comments from a news briefing at the hotel New Yorker on July 11, 1935: 'I was experimenting with vibrations. I had one of my machines going and I wanted to see if I could get it in tune with the vibration of the building. I put it up notch after notch. There was a peculiar cracking sound. I asked my assistants where did the sound come from. They did not know. I put the machine up a few more notches. There was a louder cracking sound. I knew I was approaching the vibration of the steel building. I pushed the machine a little higher. Suddenly, all the heavy machinery in the place was flying around. I grabbed a hammer and broke the machine. The building would have been about our ears in another few minutes. Outside in the street there was pandemonium. The police and ambulances arrived. I told my assistants to say nothing. We told the police it must have been an earthquake. That's all they ever knew about it.”
Christopher Dunn, The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt

Christopher Dunn
“Modern electrical power distribution technology is largely the fruit of the labors of two men—Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Compared with Edison, Tesla is relatively unknown, yet he invented the alternating electric current generation and distribution system that supplanted Edison's direct current technology and that is the system currently in use today. Tesla also had a vision of delivering electricity to the world that was revolutionary and unique. If his research had come to fruition, the technological landscape would be entirely different than it is today. Power lines and the insulated towers that carry them over thousands of country and city miles would not distract our view. Tesla believed that by using the electrical potential of the Earth, it would be possible to transmit electricity through the Earth and the atmosphere without using wires. With suitable receiving devices, the electricity could be used in remote parts of the planet. Along with the transmission of electricity, Tesla proposed a system of global communication, following an inspired realization that, to electricity, the Earth was nothing more than a small, round metal ball.
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With $150,000 in financial support from J. Pierpont Morgan and other backers, Tesla built a radio transmission tower at Wardenclyffe, Long Island, that promised—along with other less widely popular benefits—to provide communication to people in the far corners of the world who needed no more than a handheld receiver to utilize it.
In 1900, Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmitted the letter "S" from Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland and precluded Tesla's dream of commercial success for transatlantic communication. Because Marconi's equipment was less costly than Tesla's Wardenclyffe tower facility, J. P. Morgan withdrew his support. Moreover, Morgan was not impressed with Tesla's pleas for continuing the research on the wireless transmission of electrical power. Perhaps he and other investors withdrew their support because they were already reaping financial returns from those power systems both in place and under development. After all, it would not have been possible to put a meter on Tesla's technology—so any investor could not charge for the electricity!”
Christopher Dunn, The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt

Jacopo della Quercia
“I don't know, John. Yesterday was a pretty embarrassing day in my career. I don't want to repeat it with one of the most powerful men on the planet."
"Really?" Wilkie chirped. "I kind of enjoyed it!"
"John, you left Thomas Edison in tears for no other reason than your own amusement."
"That's not true," Wilkie corrected. "Dr. Tesla thought it was funny as hell.”
Jacopo della Quercia, The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy

Laurence Galian
“Inside the Pleroma, dwells the Uncreated One (the First Being, the Reality, the Mighty Splendor), as well as what one might call revelatory expressions of dynamism, or Gods and Goddesses. Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest geniuses in the history of science described the process of the uncreated One emanating the Gods and Goddesses of the Pleroma as: 'The primary substance, thrown into infinitesimal whirls of prodigious velocity'.”
Laurence Galian