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Letter "V" » vacuum
«A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you.»
«Before I put a sketch on paper, the whole idea is worked out mentally. In my mind I change the construction, make improvements, and even operate the device. Without ever having drawn a sketch I can give the measurements of all parts to workmen, and when completed all these parts will fit, just as certainly as though I had made the actual drawings. It is immaterial to me whether I run my machine in my mind or test it in my shop. The inventions I have conceived in this way have always worked. In thirty years there has not been a single exception. My first electric motor, the vacuum wireless light, my turbine engine and many other devices have all been developed in exactly this way.»
Author: Nikola Tesla
, electric light
, electric motor
, machine shop
, my first
, on paper
, Thirty Years
«I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on»
«Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.»
Author: Saul Alinsky
«I forged myself out of a vacuum. I crawl along the highway on hacked off stumps year after year. Some wonder how and why. I never do.»
Author: Henry Rollins
, the highway
«Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.»
«A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists, all powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death.»
«All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door. The violence of revolutions is the violence of men who charge into a vacuum.»
«How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum.»
«A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.»