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"Men are idol factories." - John Calvin

"Schools vast factories for the manufacture of robots." - Robert M. Lindner

"Libraries are sexual dream factories. The langour brings it on." - Siri Hustvedt

"Schools are not exam factories for the rat race." - Johann Lamont

"A love of nature keeps no factories busy." - Aldous Huxley

"Factories are the workplaces of our National Socialist racial comrades." - Fritz Todt

"The working class must control the factories and the country" - Alan Woods

"The only way the two can have equal job opportunities is if black people have factories as, as well as white people have factories." - Malcolm X

"I hid in bars, because I didn't want to hide in factories." - Charles Bukowski

"Churches are like announcement factories that pump toxic levels of noise pollution into the atmosphere." - Scott Mcclellan

"The commercial media are to the mental environment what factories are to the physical environment" - Kalle Lasn

"The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing's profit-making machine," - Kshama Sawant

"Is it surprising that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons?" - Michel Foucault

"We must dedicate our lives to drying up the source of war: ammunition factories." - Albert Einstein

"Old MacDonald had a farm-until America's corporate animal factories plowed it under..." - Deirdre Imus

"The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing's profit-making machine," - Kshama Sawant

"Prisons are hate factories, Pastor, and society wants more and more of them." - John Grisham

"Celebrity is more than a culture today; it is an industry, complete with fame factories." - Mal Fletcher

"Working in factories and things like that, it just puts a little hair on your chest." - Frank Fairfield

"Fame factories develop and promote hip icons who exude superior airs." - Vanna Bonta

"Liberty is a dearly bought commodity and prisons are factories where it is manufactured." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The factories were heavily bombed, but practically the construction work had been redone very quickly." - Gianni Agnelli

"Whatever happened to the good ole days, when children worked in factories?" - Emo Philips

"Factories not what they used to be - they're all extremely high-tech." - Hanna Rosin

"Take away my people, but leave my factories and soon grass will grow on the factory floors......Take away my factories, but leave my people and soon we will have a new and better factory." - Andrew Carnegie

"If you don't have customers to sell to, you can't commit to anything with textile factories or manufacturing factories because you don't know if you'll be able to sell the quantities they're asking you to fill." - Fred Foster

"That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories." - Thomas Carper

"I flew a full string of 35 combat missions over some of the most heavily defended targets in Europe. We were hitting Hitler's oil refineries, his tank factories, his aircraft factories, his railway yards. Those were our prime targets." - George Mcgovern

"I'd like to see Apple and Dell factories be brought to the inner cities; in every project in America, there's some factory there, and it's abandoned, and I'd like to see those factories open and bring jobs to America." - William

"We passed the Children's Bureau bill calculated to prevent children from being employed too early in factories." - William Howard Taft

"I learned just by going around. I know all about Kleenex factories, and all sorts of things." - Anne, Princess Royal

"My parents were immigrants. And the place for all immigrants was the factories. They were the source of cheap labor." - Jack Kirby

"Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics." - Peter Singer

"We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories." - Barack Obama

"The jobs left, and the factories closed... the wealth, strength and confidence of America has disappeared over the horizon." - Donald Trump

"Wages will rise, jobs will return, and factories will come rushing, rushing back in to our country." - Donald Trump

"America has lost 70,000 factories since China entered the World Trade Organization, WTO, another Bill and Hillary Clinton backed disaster." - Donald Trump

"If I may add, for instance, [Martin Luther] King and these others will say that they are fighting for the Negro to have equal job opportunity. How can people, a group of people, such as our people, who own no factories, have equal job opportunities competing against the race that owns the factories?The only way the two can have equal job opportunities is if black people have factories as, as well as white people have factories." - Malcolm X

"What's happened is we have lost, over a period of years, short years, 70,000 factories in America." - Donald Trump

"The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are factories of death." - James Hansen

"My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job." - Ed Bradley

"If the women in the factories stopped work for twenty minutes, the Allies would lose the war." - Joseph Joffre

"I always loved smokestack industry, and I love towns or cities that have grown up around factories." - David Lynch

"You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I'll build the business right back again." - Henry Ford

"I want to preach the gospel so plainly that men can come from the factories and not have to bring along a dictionary." - Billy Sunday

"Ships are blowing up at sea, or catching fire, factories are blowing up. Are these accidents? Are these industrial sabotage? No one really suspected a spy network." - Howard Blum

"Art must not be concentrated in dead shrines called museums. lt must be spread everywhere - on the streets, in the trams, factories, workshops, and in the workers' homes." - Vladimir Mayakovsky

"Al Gore wants us to clean up our factories...when China and other countries couldn't care less. China, Japan, and India are laughing at America's stupidity." - Donald Trump

"I am filled with hatred for money, for battleships, for industry, for factories, for the grind, grind, grind of the machine on all our creative instincts ..." - Dora Russell

"Once the new power has taken over they have to establish a new status quo just to keep the factories and trains running." - John Lennon

"If you really want to help the poor, help the rich. They're the ones who will invest, build more factories, create more jobs." - William E Simon

"Our Soviet society is socialist because private ownership of factories, plants, land, banks and means of transportation has been abolished in our country, and replaced by public ownership." - Joseph Stalin

"I want plants built and I want factories built and I want the jobs. I don't want the jobs going to other countries." - Donald Trump

"Plants and factories are already starting to move back into the United States, and big league Ford, General Motors, so many of them." - Donald Trump

"I went back to the factories that I worked with at Jimmy Choo because they don't work for Jimmy Choo exclusively." - Tamara Mellon

"Visual media is the dominant art form in our present day culture, whereas poetry is, at best, a proxy. Yet poetry and film are both "dream factories."" - Denise Duhamel

"Well, there were several things. One was that the industry itself built in Detroit was abandoning the city - taking factories elsewhere, the corporate headquarters elsewhere." - David Maraniss

"I'm offended by the is-ought fallacy, which has been used to justify slavery, women not being allowed to vote, children working in factories." - Moby

"In order to stay out of trouble I worked in industry. You can't even do that nowadays; there were all those factories." - Luis J. Rodriguez

"I traveled all over the South looking for factories - to keep production in the South. I wanted to give back to the place and people that raised me." - Reese Witherspoon

"Catastrophe, riots, factories blowing up, armies in flight, flood - the ear can detect a whole apocalypse in the starry night of the human body." - Jean Cocteau

"It's much more difficult to make an unbound book than a bound book, because the factories aren't set up to make an unbound book." - Stefan Sagmeister

"Anyone who has seen the auto factories in Detroit and the oil fields in Texas knows that Japan lacks the national power for a naval race with America." - Isoroku Yamamoto

"In the 1990s, we were certain that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear arsenal. In fact, his factories could barely make soap." - Fareed Zakaria

"We've got people, our friends and neighbors, who are losing their jobs, factories being closed. We have to get America moving again." - James Douglas

"Conditions in Chinese factories are harsh. They're much harsher than they are in, for instance, the United States or any Western nation." - Charles Duhigg

"China is investing in factories in Eastern Europe, not because their labor costs are lower, but because they want to be closer to their markets." - Michael Bloomberg

"You can see the absence of women in governing bodies from Congress to state legislators, on corporate boards, in tenured positions in academia, and as forepeople in factories." - Gloria Steinem

"The Academies of Art are nothing but great painting factories - those with talent are fed in at one end, and they come out as mechanical painting machines." - Edvard Munch

"I think long term you can see Tesla establishing factories in Europe, in other parts of the U.S. and in Asia." - Elon Musk

"Lofts were never supposed to be homes. They were vacant old factories and warehouses, taken over by artists looking for cheap space and good light." - Virginia Postrel

"The era of industrial Britain, where a large section of our workforce provided cheap labour in factories and processing goods, is over." - Lucy Powell

"We are seeing the cells of plants and animals more and more clearly as chemical factories, where the various products are manufactured in separate workshops." - Eduard Buchner

"Let's turn British inventions into British industries, British factories and British jobs. Let them make pounds for us, not dollars marks or yen for others." - John Major

"Look at Mexico. Many, many factories, many plants. Nabisco's now moving to Mexico, their big Chicago plant. You look at Ford is building one of their biggest factories in Mexico, one of their biggest assembly plants in Mexico. So Mexico is not only beating us at the border, they are also beating us at trade." - Donald Trump

"If you take all the factories in the world today, they could make all the parts necessary to build more factories like themselves. So, in a sense, we have a self-replicating industrial system today, but it would take a tremendous effort to copy what we already have." - K Eric Drexler

"The old foundations of success are gone ... The world's wealthiest man, Bill Gates, owns nothing tangible: no land, no gold or oil, no factories ... For the first time in history the world's wealthiest man owns only knowledge." - Lester Thurow

"If I define my neighbor as the one I must go out to look for, on the highways and byways, in the factories and slums, on the farms and in the mines, then my world changes." - Gustavo Gutierrez

"A smart policy should be one that tends to receive the capitals, pays the price for that capital - which is the interest - returns the capital and in the end the factories, the industries, are left to remain in the country." - Fidel Castro

"Stuff your eyes with wonder... live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." - Ray Bradbury

"If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil." - Doug Coupland

"Development is not about factories, dams and roads. Development is about people. The goal is material, cultural and spiritual fulfilment for the people. The human factor is of supreme value in development." - Rajiv Gandhi

"Control in modern times requires more than force, more than law. It requires that a population dangerously concentrated in cities and factories, whose lives are filled with cause for rebellion, be taught that all is right as it is." - Howard Zinn

"Public opinion, in its raw state, gushes out in the immemorial form of the mob's fear. It is piped into central factories, and there it is flavored and colored, and put into cans." - H L Mencken

"How to explain to the earth that it was more functional as a vegetable patch than a flower garden, just as factories were more functional than schools and boys were more functional as weapons than as humans." - Kamila Shamsie

"My father's nature turned out no waste product; he had none of that useless stuff in him that lies in heaps near factories. He took his own happiness with him." - Margot Asquith

"Nothing can prevent the united consumer from working for themselves with the aid of mutual credit, from building factories, workshops, houses for themselves, from acquiring land; nothing - if only they have a will and begin." - Gustav Landauer

"We're not about liquidating companies, but if you do that, why is that terrible? We're not blowing up the factories. The person who buys it should be able to make the asset more productive." - Carl Icahn

"Too many cars, too many factories, too much detergent, too much pesticides, multiplying contrails, inadequate sewage treatment plants, too little water, too much carbon dioxide - all can be traced easily to too many people." - Paul R Ehrlich

"The law, right now, permits companies that close down American factories and offices and move those jobs overseas to take a tax deduction for the costs associated with moving the jobs to China or India or wherever." - Sheldon Whitehouse

"Chinese workers are not forced into factories because of our insatiable desire for iPods. They choose to leave their homes in order to earn money, to learn new skills and to see the world." - Leslie T. Chang

"In the emerging global economy, everything is mobile: capital, factories, even entire industries. The only resource that's really rooted in a nation-and the ultimate source of all its wealth-is its people." - William J Clinton

"If, during the Second World War, the United States had retooled its factories for manufacturing bicycles instead of munitions, we'd be one of the healthiest, least oil-dependent, and most environmentally-sound constituents in the Nazi empire today." - Ralph Nader

"White people, wake up before it is too late. Do you want Negroes working beside you, your wife and your daughters, in your mills and factories? Frank Graham favors mingling of the races." - Jesse Helms

"If the workers of this world, men and women, decide not to manufacture and transport ammunition, it would end war for all time. We must do that. Dedicate our lives to drying up the source of war; ammunition factories." - Albert Einstein

"To punish is the most difficult thing there is. A society such as ours needs to question every aspect of punishment as it is practiced everywhere: in the army, the schools, the factories." - Michel Foucault

"If, during the Second World War, the United States had retooled its factories for manufacturing bicycles instead of munitions, we"d be one of the healthiest, least oil-dependent, and most environmentally-sound constituents in the Nazi empire today." - Ralph Nader

"It's a big problem in South Africa up to this day: many people want to open factories, they want to invest, but then they discover that they don't have the skilled people to employ." - Thabo Mbeki

"The rich today are richer, there are more of them, they have round-the-clock propaganda factories in Rupert Murdoch's empire and rightwing talk radio, and corporate media have their back." - Bill Moyers

"Sure, I'd like to see Apples built in the United States, not built in China. I'd like to see them have factories in the United States. At least, partially." - Donald Trump

"When I see the crumbling roads and bridges, or the dilapidated airports, or the factories moving overseas to Mexico, or to other countries, I know these problems can all be fixed, but not by Hillary Clinton - only by me." - Donald Trump

"I mean, you take a look at this, it's one way. [Mexicans] get the jobs, they get the factories, they get the cash, and all we get - we get illegal immigration and we get drugs." - Donald Trump

"I'm so moved when I see everyday Americans standing together, against all odds, to make their lives and communities better - whether it's organizing against big factories polluting their air or against big banks corrupting our economy and political system." - Sally Kohn

"Beginning in the 1800s with the Industrial Revolution, when women started to go into the formal workforce, leaving working at home to working in factories, countries realized they needed to do something. And they started to pass paid maternity leave." - Jody Heymann

"I think that by the middle of this century people will still be eating meat (though less), and their meat will mostly be produced in factories through synthetic processes, cell cultures, and so on." - Dale Jamieson

"When the New Deal programs were passed in the mid 1930s, millions of workers were joining unions, striking, and occupying factories to fight for a better life. It was this radical labor movement that forced the establishment to make concessions." - Kshama Sawant

"People don't work in factories, [they aren't] big muscular guys. The working class is flabby because they're sitting in front of a computer all day, but it's still their labor being extracted." - Eric Drooker

"If you look at our records, I stood up to corporate America time and time again. I went to Mexico. I saw the lives of people who were working in American factories and making $0.25 an hour." - Bernie Sanders

"Public opinion, in its raw state, gushes out in the immemorial form of the mob's fear. It is piped into central factories, and there it is flavoured and coloured and put into cans." - H L Mencken

"If you had to constitute new societies, you might on moral and social grounds prefer cornfields to cotton factories, an agricultural to a manufacturing population. But our lot is cast, and we cannot recede." - Robert Peel

"My father's nature turned out no waste product; he had none of that useless stuff in him that lies in heaps near factories. He took his own happiness with him." - Margot Asquith

"I'd better get right down to the job. It's true I don't want to join the Army or turn lathes in precision parts factories. I'm nearsighted and psychopathic anyway. America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel." - Allen Ginsberg

"We make war and revolution at the same time. Militiamen are fighting for the conquest of the land, the factories, bread, and culture ... the pickaxe and the shovel are as important as the rifle. Comrades, we will win the war!" - Buenaventura Durruti

"How can it be mutually beneficial to sell at world market prices the raw materials that cost the underdeveloped countries immeasurable sweat and suffering, and to buy at world market prices the machinery produced in today's big automated factories?" - Che Guevara

"I worked in the mechanical factories repairing cement trucks. The Cuban government wanted me to work in the university as a teacher in literature, but I declined because I wanted a more sense of the countryside." - Huey Newton

"I love going to the factories of La Plata, or Little Havana and seeing them roll cigars. I get excited. To me it is more beautiful than a topless club" - Al Goldstein

"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." - Ray Bradbury

"There was great leadership in this country at the time of World War II. There was also unrelenting resolve at home, in America's factories and on the farms, in the cities and the country." - Bob Feller

"I would give a woman not more rights, but more privileges. Instead of sending her to seek such freedom as notoriously prevails in banks and factories, I would design specially a house in which she can be free." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"We cut the hair from women after they had been exterminated in the gas chambers. The hair was then sent to factories, when it was woven into special fittings for gaskets." - Rudolf Hoss

"Do you know that people fall in love in war and go to school and go to factories and hospitals and get divorced and go dancing and go playing and live life?" - Zainab Salbi

"I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts - the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products." - Richard Wagner

"In the Second World War, they're talking about the Japanese traitors and putting them into concentration camps. But companies like DuPont had factories in Germany turning out stuff for the German Army." - Rob Walton

"Part of my life is spent designing in urban centers, and part of my life has been spent in factories. But the other part of my life is spent in nature." - Yves Behar

"Many of the technologies that are now racing ahead most rapidly, replacing human workers in factories and offices with machines, making stockholders richer and workers poorer, are indeed tending to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth." - Freeman Dyson

"Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination." - Janet Frame

"And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people." - Alberto Fujimori

"You are forced to have the best data capture, the best information, when you have goods in hundreds of factories around the world, and the question is: 'Where is everything?' And how do you bring it all together?" - Philip Green

"If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil." - Douglas Coupland

"Iraq has the most extensive petrochemical industry in the Middle East and a wealth of vaccine factories, single-cell protein research labs, medical and veterinary manufacturing centers and water treatment plants." - Barton Gellman

"For the longest time I was afraid I'd have to keep on working at the factories. There was a steel mill and a pottery; if you didn't go to college, you went to work in those places." - Daniel Johnston

"The reality is that I spent years in the factories in Italy when I first set up Jimmy Choo. Today, everyone who has a job at Jimmy Choo, I've done their job - right down to the cleaner." - Tamara Mellon

"I hate to say that my mother was 'just a housewife', because in addition to that she has had lots of part-time secretarial jobs in factories and hospitals, always working really hard for our family." - Kelly Reilly

"I try to jog in every city I visit, and I particularly enjoy harbour-front paths that let me ogle big ships, railroad bridges and the ruins of factories and warehouses." - Steven Pinker

"Any group that intends to sell laboratory meat will need to build bioreactors - factories that can grow cells under pristine conditions. Bioreactors aren't new; beer and yeast are made using similar methods." - Michael Specter

"I'm not really fond of the trails left in the sky and a lot of chemicals that are being pumped through factories and even in the clothes we wear." - Shailene Woodley

"Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health." - Paul Stamets

"A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology." - Robert Trout

"Traveling around Ethiopia, I saw dozens of abandoned textile factories. People kept asking me to help them find work. So I thought I could make use of my experience in fashion to commercialize their products outside of Ethiopia." - Liya Kebede

"The products built in the factories of G.M., Ford and Chrysler are some of the greatest weapons of mass destruction responsible for global warming and the melting of our polar icecaps." - Michael Moore

"The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun." - George Orwell

"Sometimes, when I drive across the desert in the middle of the night, with no other cars around, I start imagining: What if there were no civilization out there? No cities, no factories, no people? And then I think: No people or factories? Then who made this car? And this highway? And I get so confused I have to stick my head out the window into the driving rain-unless there's lightning, because I could get struck on the head by a bolt." - Jack Handey

"In the 19th century China dominated the manufacture of porcelain. Then European factories discovered a cheaper method of making pottery of equal quality, demolishing the Chinese industry the exact reverse of what is happening now. World economics have turned full circle." - Martin Sorrell

"Comforts that were rare among our forefathers are now multiplied in factories and handed out wholesale; and indeed, nobody nowadays, so long as he is content to go without air, space, quiet, decency and good manners, need be without anything whatever that he wants; or at least a reasonably cheap imitation of it." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern: the distinctive faculty. In the minds of men the useful has succeeded to the beautiful. Instead of the city of the Violet Crown, a Lancashire village has expanded into a mighty region of factories and warehouses. Yet, rightly understood, Manchester is as great a human exploit; as Athens." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Schools in which students and teachers relate as partners-where Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication is part of every interaction are communities of learning, rather than top-down, impersonal factories. Young people begin to see school as a safe and exciting place of exploration where they can share feelings and ideas, and where each child is recognized, valued and nurtured." - Riane Eisler

"Any housing solution that involves paying for industrially produced building materials and commercial building contractors is doomed to certain failure. If houses are to be built at all, in sufficient quantity, they must be built without money. We must go right outside the framework of the money system, bypass the factories, and ignore the contractors." - Hassan Fathy

"Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories." - Kofi Annan

"Primroses and landscapes, he pointed out, have one grave defect: they are gratuitous. A love of nature keeps no factories busy. It was decided to abolish the love of nature, at any rate among the lower classes. . . . it was essential that they should keep on going to the country, even though they hated it." - Aldous Huxley

"The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, its factories, its law-courts and its universities. The frozen Mind cracks between the mineral staves which close upon it." - Antonin Artaud