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No one sits in front of a drum set and thinks they invented it all out of whole cloth. The fact that the set is there means that you've got some dues to pay to Baby Dodds.
Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles.
'Your Life Calling' is the first thing in my long career I've ever actually invented. It is my entrepreneurial debut.
The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.
The Web forces me to be disciplined and not to waste time - but before the Web was invented, there were plenty of opportunities to do that anyway.
I was a lousy journalist. I could never be objective. Sometimes I invented the whole story.
I was asked by an editor to consider writing something about an American inventor. I asked him if he knew who invented the computer. He said he didn't. In that case, I told him, I should write a book about John Vincent Atanasoff.
The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!
God invented concubinage, satan marriage.
But inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't. But the impressions sink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago.
Avon invented the concept of direct marketing and direct selling beauty. And that's still very valid to us. We'll have a firm that will be around for another 114 years as strongly as it was the first 114.
A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.
'Nuclear' is nothing but trouble. Do you say 'new-clear' or do you say 'nuke-you-ler'? Whoever invented that word had obviously never studied the human mouth. We don't have enough muscles in our face to make that group of letters come out smoothly. The word is missing a middle syllable, for cryin' out loud.
'Buncha Losers' comedy is one of those homegrown American art forms, up there with infomercials and Elvis-shaped soap carvings. No other civilization could have invented it. The French took a stab with Sartre's 'No Exit,' but then they had to ruin it with a lesson at the end.
Big Star invented a vision of bohemian rock & roll cool that had nothing to do with New York, Los Angeles or London, which made them completely out of style in the 1970s, but also made them an inspiration to generations of weird Southern kids.
When I started out as a music journalist, at the end of the 1980s, it was generally assumed that we were living through the lamest music era the world would ever see. But those were also the years when hip-hop exploded, beatbox disco soared, indie rock took off, and new wave invented a language of teen angst.
That is to say, epic poetry has been invented many times and independently; but, as the needs which prompted the invention have been broadly similar, so the invention itself has been.
In the old days when people invented a new function they had something useful in mind.
I think I invented the phrase 'Don't overdo it.'
Whoever invented double clicking should be shot in the head! Twice!
As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money.
Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years. So even if I was on the right track, I could be living in the wrong century.
It could be that the methods needed to take the next step may simply be beyond present day mathematics. Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years.
Sometimes I think opposable thumbs were invented so teenage girls could use text messaging.
Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.
I have invented the Thermometer style.
Triple tonguing? It was sort of invented. It wasn't in the script. It was something that I came up with.
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