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Calculators Quotes


"Nature hates calculators." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Calculators can only calculate - they cannot do mathematics." - John A. Van de Walle

"Get your calculators out, this will be fun!" - Cris Collinsworth

"My fellow nerds and I will retire to the nerdery with our calculators." - David Spade

"Electronic calculators can solve problems which the man who made them cannot solve; but no government-subsidized commission of engineers and physicists could create a worm." - Joseph Wood Krutch

"The age of chivalry is gone.-That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever." - Edmund Burke

"I remember watching my dad work on PCs, and I remember using Texas Instrument calculators in school. It was a bit nostalgic." - Scott Michael Foster

"The first calculators tended to sell for $400 or $500. Today, you can get a pretty good one for 4 or $5." - Jack Kilby

"But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever." - Edmund Burke

"Mathematics is much more than computation with pencil and a paper and getting answers to routine exercises. In fact, it can easily be argued that computation, such as doing long division, is not mathematics at all. Calculators can do the same thing and calculators can only calculate they cannot do mathematics." - John A. Van de Walle

"So when you do board, the first class people, they're sitting there. A lot of them are working as your boarding. They have computers out and calculators. They're looking up at you like, Hey, we're making money right now!" - Brian Regan

"Probability is a liberal art; it is a child of skepticism, not a tool for people with calculators on their belts to satisfy their desire to produce fancy calculations and certainties." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"At the dictation of a mathematician, it will solve in a matter of hours equations never before solved because of their intricacy and the enormous time and personnel which would be required to work them out on ordinary office calculators." - Anonymous

"The most pervasive influence of quantum mechanics on our everyday lives in undoubtedly in the area of solid-state physics. [...] It is the branch of physics that has given us the transistor radio, the Sony Walkman, digital watches, pocket calculators, micro computers and programmable washing machines." - John Gribbin

"It is known, to the force of a single pound weight, what the engine will do; but, not all the calculators of the National Debt can tell me the capacity for good or evil, for love or hatred, for patriotism or discontent, for the decomposition of virtue into vice, or the reverse." - Charles Dickens

"Should I not be proud, when for twenty years I have had to admit to myself that the great Newton and all the mathematicians and noble calculators along with him were involved in a decisive error with respect to the doctrine of color, and that I among millions was the only one who knew what was right in this great subject of nature?" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"In our society we have hard nerds and soft nerds. The hard nerds are the ones who used to have the slide rules at their belt; now they have calculators. The soft nerds are the ones who get violently ill whenever anybody mentions an integral sign." - Alan Kay

"The first thing we can do as individuals and as communities, like a school or a university or a church, is cut our energy use. Do an energy audit or measure our carbon footprint using online carbon calculators that are free, easy, and cheap. Get a list of the ways that we can stop wasting so much energy and save money." - Katharine Hayhoe

"I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophists, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is gone forever." - Edmund Burke

"I did not love cold harmony and perfect regularity of organization; what I sought was variety, mystery, tradition, the venerable, the awful. I despised sophisters and calculators; I was groping for faith, honor, and prescriptive loyalties. I would have given any number of neo-classical pediments for one poor battered gargoyle." - Russell Kirk

"I am not personally a parent. But I do have two godchildren and am expecting a third. I am naturally concerned for their future. If I ruled the world you could bet your boots that none of them would ever set their eyes on any such contraptions as digital clocks and pocket calculators. But alas, I do not rule the world and that, I am afraid, is the story of my life - always a godmother, never a God." - Fran Lebowitz