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1. "Deprived of their newspapers or a novel, reading-addicts will fall back onto cookery books, on the literature which is wrapped around bottles of patent medicine, on those instructions for keeping the contents crisp which are printed on the outside of boxes of breakfast cereals. On anything."
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "When you find a diamond that belongs to nobody, it is yours. When you discover an island that belongs to nobody, it is yours. When you get an idea before any one else, you take out a patent on it : it is yours. So with me : I own the stars, because nobody else before me ever thought of owning them."
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
3. "And since nothing whatever happens to us outside our own brain; since nothing hurt us or gives us pleasure except within the brain, the supreme importance of being able to control what goes on in that mysterious brain is patent."
Author: Arnold Bennett
4. "The jukebox changed to Elvis's "Don't Be Cruel," and Tinsley smiled her patented Carmichael smile, the one that seemed to say, I'm holding all the cards, but be honored that I've let you play."
Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar
5. "Beside me, Richie chimed in. "What the... Max. there's a girl on your face."Sara pulled back and her eyes widened in realization. "Oh, crap.""Calm down," I told her quietly. "No one here gives a fuck who we are. They hardly remember my name every week.""Patently untrue," Richie said. "Your name is Twat."I tilted my head to him, smiling at Sara. "Like I said."
Author: Christina Lauren
6. "From 'the lesson of the moth':and before i could argue himout of his philosophyhe went and immolated himselfon a patent cigar lighteri do not agree with himmyself i would rather havehalf the happiness and twicethe longevitybut at the same time i wishthere was something i wantedas badly as he wanted to fry himself"
Author: Don Marquis
7. "Varljivo je brdo Život, nema šta... I veruci se Uz i silazeci Niz patimo za predelima s one strane vrha, a vrh je senka, tren, senka trena, Vrh je najveca prevara u citavoj prici...Cim ga dotaknemo on potone tromo, kao lubenica na vodi, i vec sledeceg trena izroni nam za ledima, obeshrabrujuce uzvodno, plutajuci kao velika crna bova koja iz nekih zvezdanih razloga obeležava to razvede Vremena Koje Nam Je Dato, vremena koje nam je udeljeno, ubogima, kao milostinja pred Crkvom Beskonacnog...Danas je uveliko išcekuješ, a vec sutra ti ostaje samo da se secaš, i tek na kraju ukapiraš da su Prave Stvari uvek s one strane brda, ali ovu misao ipak ne smem pripisati sebi...Zvuci suviše poznato?Neki voštani mandarin iz treceg milenijuma pre nove ere je sigurno još davno patentirao slicnu izreku"
Author: Ðorde Balaševic
8. "Currently under FCC policy, indecency determinations hinge on two factors. First, material must describe or depict sexual or excretory organs or activities. Second, the material must be patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium."
Author: Doug Ose
9. "What makes me a libertarian is that the prospect of having thatreconfiguration done by the same system that managed to ban marijuanawhile allowing tobacco, subsidize ethanol made from corn, and turn thepatent system into a form of legalized bludgeoning, makes me want to runscreaming into the night until I fall over from lack of oxygen."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
10. "The patent system was established, I believe, to protect the lone inventor. In this it has not succeeded. … The patent system protects the institutions which favor invention."
Author: Ernst Alexanderson
11. "With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand."
Author: Federico Garcia Lorca
12. "Too bad I can't afford to patent it.I can make a fortune.But again,I have a fortune.-Batman, Year One comic."
Author: Frank Miller
13. "Seeing him like this, dressed just for her in so patent a manner, she could not hold back the fiery blush that rose to her face. She was embarrassed when she greeted him, and he was more embarrassed by her embarrassment. The knowledge that they were behaving as if they were sweethearts was even more embarrassing, and the knowledge that they were both embarrassed embarrassed them so much that Captain Samaritano noticed it with a tremor of compassion."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
14. "Any one who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It' like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time. It's just a natural feeling. You're not the person who discovered that feeling, so don't try to patent it, okay?"
Author: Haruki Murakami
15. "What do you do to your hair?" "Dust, hair gel, and a little gun oil." "Ever thought of patenting the recipe?" "No."
Author: Ilona Andrews
16. "The right-wing Tories and the conservative Whigs fought Napoleon as the Usurper and the Enemy of the Established Order; the liberal Tories and the radical Whigs fought him as the Betrayer of the Revolution and the Enslaver of Europe; they were all agreed in fighting him, and his notion that their disagreement signified national disunion was mere wishful thinking. All dictators since his time have fallen into the same trap: themselves blind to the values of liberty, they cannot conceive that people who disagree on its meaning can nevertheless unite in upholding their freedoms against patent despotism."
Author: J. Christopher Herold
17. "I am explicitly not opening the giant can of worms that is the ongoing current discussion of patent, copyright, and trademark reform."
Author: James Fallows
18. "Memes can replicate with impressive virulence while leaving swaths of collateral damage—patent medicines and psychic surgery, astrology and satanism, racist myths, superstitions, and (a special case) computer viruses. In a way, these are the most interesting—the memes that thrive to their hosts' detriment, such as the idea that suicide bombers will find their reward in heaven."
Author: James Gleick
19. "A man with an invention on which he has spent his life, but has no means to get it developed for the good of humanity - or even patented for himself - must feel the pinch of poverty very acutely."
Author: James Payn
20. "Lincoln said that the Patent Office adds the flame of interest to the light of creativity. And that is why we need to improve the effectiveness of our Patent Office."
Author: Jay Inslee
21. "Ten-to-one odds Callum has either Sore or Lance on Bryn-duty tonight," I said, changing the subject with an unspoken apology for bringing up the previous one at all. "You Macalisters seem to be Team Bryn favorites at the moment."Devon's lips settled into an easy, practiced smirk, and the nearly imperceptible tension in his neck and shoulder muscles receded. "If there's any justice in this world, watching you should convince them how lucky they've been to be blessed with a son such as myself.""He says with patented Smirk Number Three."Devon shook his head and made a sound somewhere in the neighborhood of tsk-tsk. "You're getting rusty, Bronwyn. That was clearly Smirk Number Two: sardonic with a side of wit."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
22. "In adopting a patently false but stubbornly clung-to mythology of human sexuality that makes demons out of natural drives, we've entered a stage of moral sickness, not of moral health."
Author: Jesse Bering
23. "Back in George W. Bush's second term, when diplomatic realism began to overtake foolish bellicosity, the president developed one of his patented nicknames for the two most powerful neoconservative journalists, William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer: he called them 'the Bomber Boys.'"
Author: Joe Klein
24. "I think software patents are a bad idea. Many patents are given for trivial inventions."
Author: Larry Wall
25. "She hadn't ascribed to this modern notion of equality between the sexes. Woman were patently superior."
Author: Laura Kinsale
26. "Workers must root out the idea that by keeping the results of their labors to themselves a fortune will be assured to them. Patent fees are so much wasted money. The flying machine of the future will not be born fully fledged and capable of a flight for 1,000 miles or so. Like everything else it must be evolved gradually. The first difficulty is to get a thing that will fly at all. When this is made, a full description should be published as an aid to others. Excellence of design and workmanship will always defy competition. (1894)"
Author: Lawrence Hargrave
27. "This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially. That would be a far too cumbersome system of control. But it does mean that every system or category of copyright or patent should prove its worth."
Author: Lawrence Lessig
28. "Cotrim, who was present, said: "Those came who had a genuine interest in you and in us. The eighty would have come only as a formality, would have talked about the inertia of the government, about patent medicines, about the price of real estate, or about each other…" Damasceno listened in silence, shook his head again, and sighed: "But they should have at least come."
Author: Machado De Assis
29. "Footnote: In 1998, a woman in Saline, Michigan received a patent for a Decorative Penile Wrap...The patent included three pages of drawings, including a penis wearing a ghost outfit, another in the robes of the Grim Reaper, and one dressed up to look like a snowman."
Author: Mary Roach
30. "In the case of patentable ideas such as the wheelbarrow, the idea of unpriced spillovers is more plausible. Yet there is no reason to believe that it is of practical importance. Indeed, there is a modern example of the wheelbarrow – that of Travelpro – the inventor of the modern wheeled roll-on suitcase with a retractable handle. Obviously such an idea can not both be useful and be secret – and once you see a wheeled roll-on suitcase it is not difficult to figure out how to make one of your own. Needless to say, Travelpro was quickly imitated – and so quickly you probably have never even heard of Travelpro. Never-the-less – despite their inability to garner an intellectual monopoly over their invention – they found it worthwhile to innovate – and they still do a lucrative business today, claiming "425,000 Flight Crew Members Worldwide Choose Travelpro Luggage."
Author: Michele Boldrin
31. "Every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else's patent."
Author: Miguel De Icaza
32. "Our strategy in dealing with patents in Mono is the same strategy that any other software developer would take. In the event of a patent claim, we will try to find prior art to the claim of the patent."
Author: Miguel De Icaza
33. "The payment made by a manufacturer to a patentee for the privilege of using the patent process, is usually termed, in commercial language, a rent; and under the same head must be ranked all extraordinary qualities of body and mind."
Author: Nassau William Senior
34. "I suspect the I.Q., SAT, and school grades are tests designed by nerds so they can get high scores in order to call each other intelligent...Smart and wise people who score low on IQ tests, or patently intellectually defective ones, like the former U.S. president George W. Bush, who score high on them (130), are testing the test and not the reverse."
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
35. "A man who has spent most of his adult life trying out a series of patent medicines is always an optimist."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
36. "Patent-zatvarac zamenio je dugmad i time je coveku oduzeto taman ono malo vremena za razmišljanje dok se u oblaci u zoru, u filozofsko doba dana, i stoga melanholino doba dana."
Author: Ray Bradbury
37. "The kind of happy I was that day at the Vet when "Hawk" Dawson actually doffed his red "C" cap to me, and everyone cheered and practically convulsed into tears - you can't patent that. It was one shining moment of glory that was instantly gone. Whereas life, real life, is different and can't even be appraised as simply "happy", but only in terms of "Yes, I'll take it all, thanks" or "No, I believe I won't." Happy, as my poor father used to say, is a lot of hooey. Happy is a circus clown, a sitcom, a greeting card. Life, though, life's about something sterner. But also something better. A lot better. Believe me."
Author: Richard Ford
38. "While still practising law, he'd run a hearse-rental agency. Then, later, he'd bought into a handkerchief factory in Baker Park. Their most famous innovation was the funeral hankerchief, a plain white cotton handkerchief with a black border. Not long afterwards he patented the first black-edged tissue. He'd made millions, apparently, though nobody knew what he'd done with the money. His only extravagance had been to install an elevator in the house, so he could move between floors without getting out of his wheelchair. 'So what did he mean about hearing money?' Jed asked. 'It's his factory across the river. He claims he can hear the money being made."
Author: Rupert Thomson
39. "Any conception of human well-being you could plausibly have, the Taliban patently fails to maximize it."
Author: Sam Harris
40. "A man has a very insecure tenure of a property which another can carry away with his eyes. A few months reduced me to the cruel necessity either of destroying my machine, or of giving it to the public. To destroy it, I could not think of; to give up that for which I had laboured so long, was cruel. I had no patent, nor the means of purchasing one. In preference to destroying, I gave it to the public.[On his inability to keep for himself a profitable income from his invention of the Spinning Mule.]"
Author: Samuel Crompton
41. "In my Future of an Illusion I was concerned [...] with what the ordinary man understands by his religion, that system of doctrines and pledges that on the one hand explains the riddle of this world to him with an enviable completeness, and on the other assures him that a solicitous Providence is watching over him and will make up to him in a future existence for any shortcomings in this ife. The ordinary man cannot imagine this Providence in any other from but that of a greatly exalted father, for only such a one could understand the needs of the sons of men, or be softened by their prayers and placated by the signs of their remorse. The whole thing is so patently infantile, so incongruous with reality, that to one whose attitude to humanity is friendly it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise about this view of life."
Author: Sigmund Freud
42. "Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority."
Author: Stanley Milgram
43. "Conceal your dispositions, and your condition will remain secret, which leads to victory;  show your dispositions, and your condition will become patent, which leads to defeat."
Author: Sun Tzu
44. "To say I'm an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair."
Author: Tina Fey
45. "No one is a good historian of the patent, visible, striking, and public life of peoples, if he is not, at the same time, in a certain measure, the historian of their deep and hidden life; and no one is a good historian of the interior unless he understands how, at need, to be the historian of the exterior also...True history being a mixture of all things, the true historian mingles in everything."
Author: Victor Hugo
46. "Next day, after lunch, I went to see "our" doctor, a friendly fellow whose perfect bedside manner and complete reliance on a few patented drugs adequately masked his ignorance of, and indifference to, medical science."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
47. "When you opened the door a bell tinkled, but just once, high and clear and small in the neat obscurity above the door, as though it were gauged and tempered to make that single clear small sound so as not to wear the bell out nor to require the expenditure of too much silence in restoring it when the door opened upon the recent warm scent of baking; a little dirty child with eyes like a toy bear's and two patent-leather pigtails."
Author: William Faulkner
48. "No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied use than the Fourteenth Amendment."
Author: William O. Douglas
49. "If you look at the world's top 50 drugs being sold today, they are being marketed and sold by companies that did not invent them. I respect patents. I'll pay a royalty. But I shouldn't be denied the right to produce drugs for poor people at reasonable prices."
Author: Yusuf Hamied
50. "Be Patient to become a Patent"
Author: Zeeshan Ahmed

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