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Machine Quotes


"This machine kills fascists." - Woody Guthrie

"Im a machine man, and I head a machine." - Harry Bridges

"My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine." - Caroline Rhea

"Machine makers always run the risk of becoming totally machine." - Frank Herbert

"I'm a machine man, and I head a machine." - Harry Bridges

"The machine conceals the machinations." - Ursula K Le Guin

"The purpose creates the machine." - Arthur Young

"Books are a time machine." - Jonathan Nolan

"Nature is a machine. The family is a machine. The life cycle is like a machine." - Ray Dalio

"In the Machine Age, the company itself became a machine - a machine for making money." - Peter Senge

"An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine." - Marilyn Monroe

"Government is emphatically a machine: to the discontented a taxing machine, to the contented a machine for securing property." - Thomas Carlyle

"The chrysanthemums' astringent fragrance comes Each year to disguise the clanking mechanism Of machine within machine within machine." - Wallace Stevens

"I'm okay. Russian machine never breaks." - Alexander Ovechkin

"Only a well-oiled machine runs smoothly." - Ron Kaufman

"An office is a machine for dying." - Steve Aylett

"Language is the machine of the poet." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"The machine invades me all day." - Susan Atkins

"The machine enslaves, the hand sets free." - Lanza del Vasto

"Our bodies are the time machine." - Rudy Rucker

"You can't mine coal without machine guns." - Richard B. Mellon

"Language is a machine for making falsehoods." - Iris Murdoch

"Our body is a machine for living." - Leo Tolstoy

"The guy [Tom Cruise] is a machine." - Patrick Heusinger

"You're not a man, you're a machine." - George Bernard Shaw

"The British government is a murder machine," - Peter King

"It's that goddamned motherfucking 'Machine Gun." - Miles Davis

"Almost everything is like a machine." - Ray Dalio

"I want to be a machine." - Andy Warhol

"I'm like a one-woman protest machine." - Lydia Lunch

"I ain't getting on no time machine," - Marvin Barnes

"My body is a baby machine." - Kristin Scott Thomas

"Nothing is less instructive than a machine." - Simone Weil

"The economy is like a machine." - Ray Dalio

"When the term machine gun enters common parlance, the word machine becomes much more sinister." - Scott Westerfeld

"For most purposes, a man with a machine is better than a man without a machine." - Henry Ford

"Man minus the Machine is a slave; Man plus the Machine is a freeman." - Henry Ford

"The machine yes the machine never wastes anybody's time never watches the foreman never talks back." - Carl Sandburg

"We control the machine. At one point the machine controlled us." - Karim Rashid

"It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow." - Craig Reucassel

"There's a machine that I have nothing to do with. It's called the "Tupac Machine."" - Tupac Shakur

"Money is created by a machine... but you can't really create respect with a machine." - Chuck D

"Fuck the machine? FUCK THE MACHINE! What is this, courtesy class? You're fucked, Rick." - David Mamet

"The machine yes the machine never wastes anybody's time never watches the foreman never talks back." - Carl Sandburg

"A house is not a machine! It's something else for living - but not a machine." - Moshe Safdie

"The machine unmakes the man. Now that the machine is so perfect, the engineer is nobody." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When the term 'machine gun' enters common parlance, the word 'machine' becomes much more sinister." - Scott Westerfeld

"It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow." - Craig Bruce

"You know the definition of the perfectly designed machine.... The perfectly designed machine is one in which all its working parts wear out simultaneously. I am that machine." - Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell

"You know the definition of the perfectly designed machine.... The perfectly designed machine is one in which all its working parts wear out simultaneously. I am that machine." - Frederick Alexander Lindemann

"I'm just a big, hairy, American winning machine!" - Will Ferrell

"The brain happens to be a meat machine." - Marvin Minsky

"A coke machine can get a rebound in 20 minutes." - George Karl

"The bottom layer of the right-wing noise machine." - Glenn Greenwald

"I don't have a ticker-tape machine in my office." - Walter Schloss

"I'm just a big, hairy, American winning machine!" - Will Ferrell

"The dogma of the Ghost in the machine." - Gilbert Ryle

"A film is a machine made of images" - Hollis Frampton

"I have a fax machine with "fax waiting"." - Steven Wright

"Wherever there is smoke there is a good smoke machine." - John F Kennedy

"Mind is a machine for jumping to conclusions" - Daniel Kahneman

"A novel is a machine for generating interpretations." - Umberto Eco

"To fight, we must have oil for our machine." - Adolf Hitler

"Movies are like a machine that generates empathy," - Roger Ebert

"A book is a machine to think with." - I. A. Richards

"The idea becomes a machine that makes the art." - Sol Lewitt

"Someday it'll all be done by machine. Information machines." - Thomas Pynchon

"A poem is a small machine made out of words." - William Carlos Williams

"The most beautiful fighting machine I have ever seen" - Ernest Hemingway

"DNA was the first three-dimensional Xerox machine." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"A running machine, that glides over mud, crud and goop." - Ed Eyestone

"Keke Rosberg is as calculating as a slot machine." - Louis Stanley

"The urgent need today is to develop and support leaders on every level of government who are independent of the bossism of every political machine - the big-city machine, the liberal Democrat machine, and the Republican kingmaker machine." - Phyllis Schlafly

"Normal is just a cycle on the washing machine." - Whoopi Goldberg

"Are you perchance running on a 64-bit machine?" - Larry Wall

"Machine guns are taken through grit and determination." - Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

"The washing machine changed the world more than the Internet." - Ha-Joon Chang

"I don't send messages, I'm not a fax machine" - Shaquille O'Neal

"A poem is a small machine made of words." - William Carlos Williams

"Normal is a cycle on a washing machine." - Emmylou Harris

"This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." - Pete Seeger

"Over Christmas, Allen Newell and I created a thinking machine." - Herbert Simon

"I can think of nothing else than this machine." - James Watt

"Deus ex machina [A god from the machine]" - Menander

"Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine." - Robert C. Gallagher

"DNA was the first three-dimensional Xerox machine." - Kenneth Boulding

"A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos

"Would you like to see the Time Machine itself ?" - H G Wells

"The universe is a machine for creating gods." - Henri Bergson

"Man such as we know him, is a machine." - George Gurdjieff

"The propaganda arm of the American Dream machine - Hollywood." - Molly Haskell

"I am a machine condemned to devour books." - Karl Marx

"A breakthrough in machine learning would be worth ten Microsofts." - Bill Gates

"I'm not some kind of machine that paints pictures." - Stuart Pearson Wright

"The universe is a machine for the making of Gods." - Henri Bergson

"All this money can't buy me a time machine." - Katy Perry

"I need some time to recover. I'm not a machine." - Li Na

"...every machine is the spiritualization of an organism." - Theo van Doesburg

"A house is a machine for living in." - Le Corbusier

"The 65,536 processors were inside the Connection Machine." - Philip Emeagwali

"Music is being treated as one big karaoke machine." - Robin Gibb

"Television is the triumph of machine over people." - Fred Allen

"It's so empowering to see yourself as a machine." - Jennie Finch

"The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine." - Jeff Bezos

"Programming in machine code is like eating with a toothpick" - Charles Petzold

"Your body is your machine - you need your fuel." - Cassie Scerbo

"Washington is an incumbent protection machine. Technology is fundamentally disruptive." - Eric Schmidt

"Jazz is the folk music of the machine age." - Paul Whiteman

"I started out with machine code and assembly language." - Charles Petzold

"Smash the control images. Smash the control machine." - William S Burroughs

"A skyscraper is a machine that makes the land pay." - Cass Gilbert

"Education prepares to be one piece of a machine." - Sugata Mitra

"Next time round Hitler will be a machine." - Germaine Greer

"Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly." - H L Mencken

"After all, it is we who adapt to the machine. The machine does not adapt to us." - Friedrich Kittler

"In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run it is a weighing machine." - Benjamin Graham

"Man need not be degraded to a machine by being denied to be a ghost in a machine." - Gilbert Ryle

"As expected, you get his machine. Someday, even the "call of nature" will be answered by a machine." - Tom Robbins

"A world based on machine images is a world filled with boundaries. In a machine, every piece knows its place." - Margaret J Wheatley

"Don't think of your website as a self-promotion machine, think of it as a self-invention machine." - Austin Kleon

"Meryl Streep is an acting machine in the same sense that a shark is a killing machine." - Cher

"There's nothing sentimental about a machine, and: A poem is a small (or large) machine made of words." - William Carlos Williams

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." - Elbert Hubbard

"Who is all-powerful in the world? Who is most dreadful in the world? The machine. Who is most fair, most wealthy, and all-wise? The machine. What is the earth? A machine. What is the sky? A machine. What is man? A machine. A machine." - Leonid Andreyev

"If all individuals were conditioned to machine efficiency in the performance of their duties there would have to be at least one person outside the machine to give the necessary orders; if the machine absorbed or eliminated all those outside the machine, the machine will slow down and stop forever." - William S Burroughs

"Ours is a time of the machine, and ours is a need to know that the machine can be put to creative human effort. If not, the machine can destroy us." - Dorothea Lange

"We will continue to live in a form in which we become cyborg. Either we download our information to a machine or we incorporate so many machine parts that we don't know where we end and the machine begins." - Sherry Turkle

"When God made man the devil was at his elbow. A creature that can do anything. Make a machine. And a machine to make the machine. And evil that can run itself a thousand years, no need to tend it." - Cormac Mccarthy

"You insist that there is something a machine cannot do. If you tell me precisely what it is a machine cannot do, then I can always make a machine which will do just that." - John Von Neumann

"The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed." - Robert M Pirsig

"The PS3 is not a game machine. We've never once called it a game machine...With the PS3, our intentions have been to create a machine with supercomputer calculation capabilities for home entertainment." - Ken Kutaragi

"...By allowing businesses to expense up to $75,000, it means somebody is more likely to buy a copying machine, or in this case, an architectural... fancy machine." - George W Bush

"What people who don't create don't understand, is that once you take money from the machine, the machine [movie industry] owns you." - Tucker Max

"There is no magic milkshake or workout machine. I think the real machine is your body. I do love treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, free weights." - Richard Simmons

"We sat in silence, both of us looking up at the stars. He was probably envisioning a machine headed for Pluto. I wished i was on that machine." - Elizabeth Chandler

"The human body is an incredible machine, but most people only get out of that machine what their mind allows them to." - Rich Froning Jr.

"Kubrick is a machine, a mutant, a Martian. He has no human feeling whatsoever. But it's great when the machine films other machines, as in 2001." - Jacques Rivette

"Image quality is not the product of a machine, but of the person who directs the machine, and there are no limits to imagination and expression." - Ansel Adams

"As Christians we are here to affirm the supreme value of direct sharing, of immediate encounter -not machine to machine, but person to person, face to face." - Kallistos Ware

"During a race, it's like I become a machine and the machine becomes a man. I talk to my cars, baby them, shout at them, praise them." - Cale Yarborough

"Can we break the machine that is imposing right-wing radicalism on the United States? The scariest part is that the media is part of that machine." - Paul Krugman

"The machine will grind you down, but the machine is not bigger than the imagination. Rome fell in a day. We know this." - Suheir Hammad

"The machine is a tool. But it is not a neutral tool. We are deeply influenced by the machine while using it." - Jacques Ellul

"Paul Ryan's love for Rage Against The Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades" - Tom Morello

"When you treat your time as though you are a machine; a doing machine; you are committing violence against the sacredness of life itself." - Phillip Moffitt

"The whole point is, I feel the machine should be eliminated. Now that it has served its purpose of alerting us to the dangers of machine control." - William S Burroughs

"I'm a machine freak. I just love it when you can get a big ol' steel machine to do the most that it's capable of doing." - Aaron Tippin

"Gyms are always packed. The only machine available is the one that simulates the gynecological exam. You know, the Sharon Stone machine." - Jim Gaffigan

"It is said that one machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine, however, can do the work of one extraordinary man." - Tehyi Hsieh

"The life of Man is a struggle with Nature and a struggle with the Machine; when Nature and the Machine link forces against him, Man hasn't a chance." - Robertson Davies



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