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1. "The body, whether it be human, mammal or insect, is nothing more than a machine designed as a vehicle intended to be used by the "soul." The brain, is perfected engineering inspired by divinity. Therefore, the world we see and touch is just an illusion because life and death are one in the same; essentially, we are heaven, eternal and ever lasting."
Author: Alejandro C. Estrada
2. "What made Manhattan Manhattan was the underground infrastructure, that engineering marvel."
Author: Andrew Cuomo
3. "Great triumphs of engineering genius—the locomotive, the truss bridge, the steel rail— ... are rather invention than engineering proper."
Author: Arthur Mellen Wellington
4. "We tend to hear much more about the splendors returned than the ships that brought them or the shipwrights. It has always been that way. Even those history books enamored of the voyages of Christopher Columbus do not tell much about the builders of the Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria or about the principle of the caravel. These spacecraft their designers builders navigators and controllers are examples of what science and engineering set free for well-defined peaceful purposes can accomplish. Those scientists and engineers should be role models for an America seeking excellence and international competitiveness. They should be on our stamps."
Author: Carl Sagan
5. "Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely important because they support more than 40 percent of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country. So the threat was and is real."
Author: Charles Vest
6. "I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948."
Author: Daniel J. Evans
7. "So I went for engineering, specifically product design, which I enjoyed."
Author: Debi Thomas
8. "I don't spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems."
Author: Elon Musk
9. "The future of Africa is in innovative engineering."
Author: Erik Hersman
10. "A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering."
Author: Freeman Dyson
11. "For decades engineers have stood accused that their buildings do not have any cultural value. We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation."
Author: Fritz Todt
12. "Nobody can understand the greatness of the thirteenth century, who does not realize that it was a great growth of new things produced by a living thing. In that sense it was really bolder and freer than what we call the renaissance, which was a resurrection of old things discovered in a dead thing... and the Gospel according to St. Thomas... was a new thrust like the titanic thrust of Gothic engineering; and its strength was in a God that makes all things new."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
13. "Nanoengineering is learning how to make devices as small as 10 to 100 atoms in width. Much of the work is going on in the electronics industry, where there is great demand to pack more components onto computer chips."
Author: George M. Whitesides
14. "I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one..."
Author: Henry Ford
15. "I emphasize that virtually every engineering calculation is ultimately a failure calculation, because without a failure criterion against which to measure the calculated result, it is a meaningless number."
Author: Henry Petroski
16. "I employ case studies of failure into my courses, emphasizing that they teach us much more than studies of success. It is not that success stories cannot serve as models of good design or as exemplars of creative engineering. They can do that, but they cannot teach us how close to failure they are."
Author: Henry Petroski
17. "Engineering is treated with disdain, on the whole. It's considered to be rather boring and irrelevant, yet neither of those is true."
Author: James Dyson
18. "Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer."
Author: Jamie Zawinski
19. "And this is Liam," Erin said with leass enthusiasm."I'm twelve. But I'm mature for my age. In case you felt like dating a younger man.""Mature?" Erin snorted. "You still play with Legos.""Just practicing for my future in engineering." His voice cracked in an unintended squeak. "Mam says one day girls are gonna fall for my intelligence." Liam wiggled those brows toward me. "Better get me while I'm still available."
Author: Jenny B. Jones
20. "[A Bugatti Veyron is] quite the most stunning piece of automotive engineering ever created....At a stroke then, the Veyron has rendered everything I've ever said about any other car obsolete. It's rewritten the rule book, moved the goalposts and in the process, given Mother Nature a bloody nose."
Author: Jeremy Clarkson
21. "Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy, from engineering to health care workers, forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs."
Author: Jerry Costello
22. "This is a global fight to get the right people in the right place and we're talking about people with PhDs in engineering, computer science, mathematics."
Author: Jerry Moran
23. "There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy."
Author: John Baldacci
24. "I like engineering, but I love the creative input."
Author: John Dykstra
25. "My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science - physics, in particular - was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science, we might try engineering or medicine."
Author: John Henry Carver
26. "I am looking at opening a school of social engineering. The McAfee School of Social Engineering has a nice ring to it. Beyond that, it is hard to say what life will bring my way."
Author: John McAfee
27. "What's gotten in the way of education in the United States is a theory of social engineering that says there is ONE RIGHT WAY to proceed with growing up."
Author: John Taylor Gatto
28. "Basically, if I have no intention of using a service then I won't bother reverse-engineering it."
Author: Jon Johansen
29. "My train was late, slowed by the usual Sunday engineering work. I got home in the early evening. I remember that I had a bloody good long shit."
Author: Julian Barnes
30. "But while doing that I'd been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth."
Author: K. Eric Drexler
31. "The real world is far too complex and unpredictable to make something like the idea of humanity controlling its own evolution or engineering itself - well, I wouldn't say impossible but it should be approached with a degree of caution."
Author: Ken MacLeod
32. "I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child."
Author: Koichi Tanaka
33. "I came to speak ill of Swedish engineering, and so diddled myself out of a Nobel Prize."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
34. "The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good."
Author: L. Sprague De Camp
35. "We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing."
Author: Leon Kass
36. "I was going to engineering school but fell in love with physics."
Author: Leonard Susskind
37. "There is no one area of chemical engineering that specifically helped me in my career as an astronaut, it was more the general education in engineering. Also, it was a very difficult and rigorous course. So, it made me strong and resourceful."
Author: Leroy Chiao
38. "Managers are encouraged to focus on complex initiatives like reengineering or learning organizations, without spending time on the basics."
Author: Marcus Buckingham
39. "The sooner we associate long hours and multitasking with incompetence and carelessness the better. The next time you hear boasts of executives pulling an all-nighter or holding conference calls in their cars, be sure to offer your condolences; it's grim being stuck in sweatshops run by managers too ignorant to understand productivity and risk. Working people like this is as smart as running your factory without maintenance. In manufacturing and engineering businesses, everyone learns that the top priority is asset integrity: protecting the machinery on which the business depends. In knowledge-based economies, that machinery is the mind."
Author: Margaret Heffernan
40. "Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering bachelors as the United States, and the number of U.S. students graduating at the masters and PhD levels in these areas is declining."
Author: Mark Kennedy
41. "When the maker's (or fixer's) activity is immediately situated within a community of use, it can be enlivened by this kind of direct perception. Then the social character of his work isn't separate from its internal or "engineering" standards; the work is improved through relationships with others. It may even be the case that what those standards are, what perfection consists of, is something that comes to light only through these iterated exchanges with others who use the product, as well as other craftsmen in the same trade. Through work that had this social character, some shared conception of the good is lit up, and becomes concrete."
Author: Matthew B. Crawford
42. "The descent of sport into spectacle is not unique to the age of genetic engineering. But it illustrates how performance-enhancing technologies, genetic or otherwise, can erode the part of athletic and artistic performance that celebrates natural talents and gifts."
Author: Michael J. Sandel
43. "I hated science in high school. Technology? Engineering? Math? Why would I ever need this? Little did I realize that music was also about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, all rolled into one."
Author: Mickey Hart
44. "Happiness is German engineering, Italian cooking, and Belgian chocolate."
Author: Patricia Briggs
45. "In fact when you combine stem cell technology with the technology known as tissue engineering you can actually grow up entire organs, so as you suggest that sometime in the future you get in an auto accident and lose your kidney, we'd simply take a few skin cells and grow you up a new kidney. In fact this has already been done."
Author: Robert Lanza
46. "Let's face it: Engineering companies in general have more men than women. Google has tried really hard to recruit women. On the other hand, we have a standard. Google tries to recruit the best engineers."
Author: Susan Wojcicki
47. "Engineering is a jeans and hoodie culture, and sales is more formal."
Author: Susan Wojcicki
48. "Millennias old lies can be gradually accepted as truth.This is the real ultimate power of historical engineering."
Author: Toba Beta
49. "Connect creativity with technology, so he built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. He and his colleagues at Apple were able to think differently: They developed not merely modest product advances based on focus groups, but whole new devices and services that consumers did not yet know they needed. He was not a model boss or human being, tidily"
Author: Walter Isaacson
50. "I remember him telling me that engineering was the highest level of importance you could reach in the world," Steve Wozniak later recalled. "It takes society to a new level."
Author: Walter Isaacson

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