Technical Quotes

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Albert Einstein

When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
J. Robert Oppenheimer

Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.
John C. Maxwell

Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.
Paul Rand

A high school diploma will no longer be sufficient. But that post secondary education does not have to be a four-year university or a four-year college. It can be career technical education, vocational education, community college.
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Hackers are becoming more sophisticated in conjuring up new ways to hijack your system by exploiting technical vulnerabilities or human nature. Don’t become the next victim of unscrupulous cyberspace intruders.
Kevin Mitnick

Perhaps the most useful lesson which has come out of the work on penicillin has been the demonstration that success in this field depends on the development and coordinated use of technical methods.
Howard Florey

Science is telling us that the reason people die is not because some god said so or because the laws of nature mandate it. People always die because of technical problems. And every technical problem has, in principle, a technical solution.
Yuval Noah Harari

My attention is more on the technical process of filmmaking; I like to observe cinematography and direction.
Anupama Parameswaran

We hire military veterans because they make great employees. They bring proven technical and leadership skills. They understand teamwork, and they’re adaptable. Bottom line, hiring veterans is good for business.
Randall L. Stephenson

Kissing scenes are never romantic or sexy. They’re actually super technical, like, ‘Move your head; you’re blocking her light,’ or, ‘Stop looking like an idiot when you kiss her.’
Will Poulter

When you have a sense of calling, whether it’s to be a musician, soloist, artist, in one of the technical fields, or a plumber, there is something deep and enriching when you realize it isn’t just a casual choice, it’s a divine calling. It’s not limited to vocational Christian service by any means.
Charles R. Swindoll

I think the really good mountaineer is the man with the technical ability of the professional and with the enthusiasm and freshness of approach of the amateur.
Edmund Hillary

Capitalism historically has been a very dynamic force, and behind that force is technical progress, innovation, new ideas, new products, new technologies, and new methods of managing teams.
Manmohan Singh

I think technical education and vocational skills and having a trade mean something.
Angela Rayner

I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em.
Jim Valvano

Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.
Stephen Hawking

The tech industry has a strong bias towards technical solutions to social problems.
Brianna Wu

Simplicity is the outcome of technical subtlety. It is the goal, not the starting point.
Maurice Saatchi

If you look at space companies, they’ve failed either because they’ve had a technical solution where success was not a possible outcome, they were unable to attract a critical mass of talent, or they just ran out of money. The finish line is usually a lot further away than you think.
Elon Musk

Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it.
James Dyson

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
George Orwell

Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.

Medical knowledge and technical savvy are biodegradable. The sort of medicine that was practiced in Boston or New York or Atlanta fifty years ago would be as strange to a medical student or intern today as the ceremonial dance of a !Kung San tribe would seem to a rock festival audience in Hackensack.
Lewis Thomas

To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values – above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism.
Herbert Read

The technical side of Ethereum’s efficacy is 100% an engineering exercise.
Vitalik Buterin

At Chicago Hope they have a technical staff that works real hard to make that O.R. as realistic as possible.
Mark Harmon

Every scene is a challenge. There are technical challenges, but often it’s the simplest challenge where you feel a sense of achievement when you pull it off.
Roger Deakins

There is still much work to be done to help our students secure good-paying jobs and achieve their ultimate goals, and in Congress, I’ll continue to support Career and Technical Education programs.
Elise Stefanik

My grandfather on one side was trained as a cabinetmaker but eventually worked as a coachbuilder and then built cars. I inherited from him a love of cars, but with no technical ability whatsoever, sadly!
Richard Hammond

Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence.
Albrecht Durer

Good architecture should be a projection of life itself, and that implies an intimate knowledge of biological, social, technical, and artistic problems.
Walter Gropius

To me, it really seems visible today that ethics is not something exterior to the economy, which, as technical matter, could function on its own; rather, ethics is an interior principle of the economy itself, which cannot function if it does not take account of the human values of solidarity and reciprocal responsibility.
Pope Benedict XVI

I tried singing. I tried playing a musical instrument. I really wanted to be a musician, but I never could quite pull that off. I liked entertaining, but I was always drawn to some kind of technical work – some kind of honest labor.
Bill Cobbs

Service is how product is delivered – the technical aspect.
Danny Meyer

And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you can’t be creating anything with less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

‘Mayabazar’ was the film I immensely loved as a kid. Only when I became a filmmaker about 20 years later did I realise its technical marvel and what a great epic it was. I and my visual effects supervisor, while making ‘Yamadonga,’ took two days to understand the magnification shot of Ghatothkatcha’s persona.
S. S. Rajamouli

However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops.
Paul von Hindenburg

Here the football is more physically strong. The Spanish are more technical. In Italy more tactical. In England… you have to run. We don’t fear the tackles, because the people like this.
Fabio Capello

Basically, radio hasn’t changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues – communicating with an audience.
Casey Kasem

We have the opportunity to make people feel something, feel some emotion, and then also we get to be just pure athletes, and from a pure technical standpoint do things are really technically demanding, and very challenging. So it’s that balance between the two that we love. And we love to play with the limits and push ourselves.
Tessa Virtue

Zappa was very technical and impressed by things that were musically challenging – weird time signatures, strange keys, awkward chord sequences. Zappa was important to me as an example of everything I didn’t want to do. I’m very grateful to him, actually.
Brian Eno

As an adult, there are technical aspects of filmmaking you understand, like having to pick up a cup on the same line every time.
Brie Larson

When I was an institutional broker in a former life, I was a believer in the merits of using technical analysis. I found that it was a very useful tool that complemented the much more mainstream tools generically referred to as fundamental analysis.
Rick Santelli

When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance he is in a technical sense transmitting more information to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows.
Robert Moog

Judges decide upon copyright law. They decide upon trademark law. They decide upon scientific issues. They decide upon very complex technical issues on a daily basis. So you must have confidence in the Supreme Court, that they will apply their mind and they will come out with a decision consistent with the Constitution.
Kapil Sibal

Computer programming has been traditionally seen as something that is beyond most people – it’s only for a special group with technical expertise and experience. We have developed ‘Scratch’ as a new type of programming language, which is much more accessible.
Mitchel Resnick

The tubular steel chair is surely rational from technical and constructive points of view. It is light, suitable for mass production, and so on. But steel and chromium surfaces are not satisfactory from the human point of view.
Alvar Aalto

I really like Pietermaritzburg: it is really a course for me – really technical.
Nino Schurter

We want to let you use a Mac, or Windows PC, or iPad, or Android, without having to think about any of the technical details.
Arash Ferdowsi

It’s a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult.
Craig Bruce

There’s innovation in Linux. There are some really good technical features that I’m proud of. There are capabilities in Linux that aren’t in other operating systems.
Linus Torvalds

In Nueva Esperanza, Honduras, community members pooled their resources and organized a local water committee that with CARE’s technical guidance built a gravity-fed water system that now provides clean water directly to people’s homes.
Helene D. Gayle

Though we do need more women to graduate with technical degrees, I always like to remind women that you don’t need to have science or technology degrees to build a career in tech.
Susan Wojcicki

I will always forgive a technical error, but I will never forgive the wrong attitude.
Filippo Inzaghi

Whenever someone like a plumber or a mechanic tries to explain something technical to me, I listen for about three seconds before it all just becomes white noise, like Charlie Brown’s teacher.
John Niven

There is no quick technical fix for a social problem.
Kate Crawford

There was nothing technical or physical stopping us from having moved on from Apollo to a permanent Moonbase, the development of industries in space, and the establishment of the first human communities on Mars. We could have – we can – do it anytime we actually decide that it is our goal, organize ourselves to make it happen, and Just Do It.
Rick Tumlinson

Whether it’s a double take or a spit take or an extra-long pause before a reaction or a line, I try to be as cognizant as possible about the technical end of it. So I think the physical stuff works easier for me than maybe for others who are more just going on instinct.
Neil Patrick Harris

Public confidence in, and support for, the euro – and, indeed, the European Union – will ultimately be determined by how well we deliver on growth and jobs rather than on institutional wrangling and complex legal or technical negotiations.
Enda Kenny

I hope I can stand up and be an example that helps change the narrative: ‘He understands the game from a technical standpoint. He can teach the game. He can change an offense. He can put in a zone. He can do more than recruit.’
Dwane Casey

I remember, the first times watching WWF, Bret Hart was kind of the man, winning King of the Ring, technical master, and he could go for an hour. He had a million different moves he could beat anyone with. Just rugged, dynamic champion. He was so cool.
Dean Ambrose

I always talk with my technical staff before I announce a squad. I have always done that; I am changing nothing.
Karim Benzema

I watched a lot of avant-garde films, like Maya Deren’s work, and I love film’s technical ability to do things that are impossible in real life. It’s related to the way collage allows you to manipulate reality and the hierarchies that are inherent in our awful but amazing world.
Wangechi Mutu

I was around computers from birth; we had one of the first Macs, which came out shortly before I was born, and my dad ran a company that wrote computer operating systems. I don’t think I have any particular technical skills; I just got a really large head start.
Aaron Swartz

Coaching courses are still much too theoretical, and this is what you see reflected in the basic technical skills of the average player. I even see things deteriorating.
Johan Cruyff

It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is intimately bound up with a specific material simply because no technical difficulties stand in the way.
Adolf Loos

Our boxing is not like the men’s. It’s more thoughtful, more technical. It’s not just, ‘Get in there and hurt someone.’
Nicola Adams

Chelsea are a very physical and technical side.
Fabio Quagliarella

Hacking is exploiting security controls either in a technical, physical or a human-based element.
Kevin Mitnick

I’m trying to think how I impressed my wife. We had an on-stage kiss, and I really went for it. Because I liked her. Usually you can get away with it being just technical, but it was a problem when I ended up kissing my wife on the set. I’d say I stopped acting and kissed her on set.
David Walton

There have been a lot of technical advances in the bra industry over the years, (such as those with Cellophane straps that are supposed to look as if you’re not wearing them), but the maternity bra is still stuck in the 1940s.
Mel Giedroyc

We don’t sell technical drawings except when they are incorporated into a drawing or a collage.

Within the Intelligence Community, CIA is the keeper of the human intelligence mission. Technical forms of collection are vital, but a good human source is unique and can deliver decisive intelligence on our adversaries’ secrets – even their intent.
Gina Haspel

I didn’t know what a good technical wrestler was when I was little – it was people that made me scream or boo or cheer.
William Regal

I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods.
Yves Tanguy

I came, I studied architecture in America, so my technical background’s completely western. But my seventeen years, the formative years of one’s life, and I can’t say that the Chineseness in me is not there.
I. M. Pei

The Y2K bug is a genuine technical concern, consuming the energies of many specialists. But the prophecies of doom represent a broader worldview using the bug as a news hook. In this vision, the good society is a stable society, undisrupted by innovation, ambition or outside influences.
Virginia Postrel

Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.
Niklaus Wirth

I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little leaflet in very small print, asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions. It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand it nor did I know what questions to ask.
Agnes Smedley

For all their expertise at figuring out how things work, technical people are often painfully aware how much of human behavior is a mystery. People do things for unfathomable reasons. They are opaque even to themselves.
Gary Wolf

Intimate scenes or a kiss is a very technical aspect of filmmaking. It is extremely mechanical.
Shraddha Kapoor

Previous efforts to eradicate malaria failed for several reasons, including political instability and technical challenges in delivering resources, especially in certain countries in Africa.
Anthony Fauci

I’m a very big proponent of cloud. We’ve used it a lot in private sector, and as far as we can tell, it is not only more efficient, it’s probably also more secure for lots of very complicated technical reasons. I think it’s a very important thing for government to do, and also to have systems that talk to each other.
Wilbur Ross

Long before my days at ESPN, the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer,’ or the ‘New York Daily News’ before that, I was a student at Thomas A. Edison Vocational and Technical High.
Stephen A. Smith

An entrepreneur, whether man or woman, has to be willing to take help, whether financial or technical, to grow his or her business.
Chanda Kochhar

From lies to forgeries the step is not so long, and I have written technical essays on the logic of forgeries and on the influence of forgeries on history.
Umberto Eco

There is a difference between strategic or technical default and default where you really don’t have the economy to support the spending. We are not at that point yet. We could be. We could be, like some European nations.
Charles Bass

Sometimes it just becomes so technical that you forget what you’re doing. If you start thinking about how you come down the stairs and think about how each muscle is working, you can’t go down the stairs. Anyway, I’m a person who overthinks and overanalyzes everything, so if you give me one thought, it creates a lot more.
Ana Ivanovic

I, for one, struggle a little bit with a $250,000 education for a philosophy degree. They are a wonderful people, but we can’t employ philosophers in manufacturing in the United States. We need a one- or two-year technical add-on for a high school.
Douglas R. Oberhelman

Look at lots of exhibitions and books, and don’t get hung up on cameras and technical things. Photography is about images.
Fay Godwin

Policymakers can draw much from ‘The Need for Roots’: such clear prescriptions as that employers ought to provide an adequate vocational training for their employees, education should be compulsory and publicly funded, and include technical as well as elementary education.
Pankaj Mishra

A coach once told me there are four factors that determine a players’ performance: his tactical awareness, his physical condition, his technical ability and his mental strength.
Gary Neville

Cloud computing offers individuals access to data and applications from nearly any point of access to the Internet, offers businesses a whole new way to cut costs for technical infrastructure, and offers big computer companies a potentially giant market for hardware and services.
Jamais Cascio

There is nothing terribly difficult in the Bible – at least in a technical way. The Bible is written in street language, common language. Most of it was oral and spoken to illiterate people. They were the first ones to receive it. So when we make everything academic, we lose something.
Eugene H. Peterson

There was the scientific and technical progress which couldn’t be predicted by the state.
Anatoly Chubais

To play here and win here in Uruguay is a very difficult thing. Here you have a really strong atmosphere, energy. You have to have your highest focus. You have physical, technical, tactical and mental aspects.

Economic and technical imperatives – not any preconceived directives – will keep propelling the process of energy transition.
Vaclav Smil

Javelin is a very technical sport. I rectified my faults over time. Then I trained under foreign coaches who further rectified my errors.
Neeraj Chopra

Everyone has technical issues – you have them until you die – but you have to be aware of them in a certain way.
Alastair Cook

We established scientific and technical institutions which are the pride of the world. But what has Pakistan offered to the world and, indeed, to its own people apart from terrorism?
Sushma Swaraj

There are a lot of issues that I hope we deal with at some point that we haven’t up to now, for various reasons. Some technical, and some more political.
Will Wright

Learning to accept failure on multiple levels is, to my way of thinking, the key to become a world-class therapist. But that means humility, and setting your ego aside, while you develop superb new technical skills.
David D. Burns

I can’t recommend technical writing as a day job for fiction writers because it’s going to be hard to write all day and then come home and write fiction.
Ted Chiang

Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle.
Oscar Niemeyer

Going back to the technical track of my life, note that I have been designing electronic products, both of the consumer and defense electronics variety, since Pluto was a pup. Many of these products broke new ground… creativity at work!
Ralph H. Baer

Google docs and spreadsheets don’t work if you’re on an airplane. But it’s a technical problem that is going to get solved. Eventually you will be able to work on a plane as if you are connected and, then when you get reconnected to the Internet, your computer will just synchronize with the cloud.
Eric Schmidt

There are, in human affairs, two kinds of problems: those which are amenable to a technical solution and those which are not. Universal health-care coverage belongs to the first category: you can pick one of several possible solutions, pass a bill, and (allowing for some tinkering around the edges) it will happen.
Atul Gawande

I lived in America for a long time before I started working as an actor. Some actors show up on set and have never done an American accent before, so they rely on a slew of technical mechanisms. Part of what makes an accent is understanding why people speak that way – you have to understand the culture.
Idris Elba

I am not the best high-flyer or technical wrestler. What I do have is a work ethic that can’t be beat.
Johnny Gargano

I trained as a stage actor and was given a lot of technical tools to play with.
Alan Tudyk

Intel is not the right person to be making clothing or even wristbands. We want to provide the fashion industry with the technical solutions.
Brian Krzanich

In futsal, I picked up specific technical skills.
Wissam Ben Yedder

I’m not the most technical producer, so the weird mixes and blown-out sound happen naturally.
Washed Out

I was trained to be more technical in Europe because that’s the audience. They enjoy a more technical style.

The biggest technical challenge to sending astronauts on farther and longer missions is biomedical: How do we keep them healthy?
Leroy Chiao

I see in industrialization the central problem of building in our time. If we succeed in carrying out this industrialization, the social, economic, technical, and also artistic problems will be readily solved.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

It’s in the DNA of River fans to prefer attractive and technical football with plenty of possession. I noticed that quickly, and I was made aware just how important that was to River fans, and so I tried to adapt with my characteristics and ability.
Radamel Falcao

When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity.
Vladimir Kramnik

By playing in the street, the level of Asian football can absolutely improve, as you will get more technical players. They will be quicker, more creative, and after succeeding in the street, it will be a piece of cake for them to do well eleven a side.
Edgar Davids

The plan we developed to deal with al Qaeda depended on developing sources of human and technical intelligence that could give us insights into his plans at the tactical level. This is easy to say but hard to accomplish.
Cofer Black

Most people think that I’m so technical that I don’t have a feel aspect or a rhythm aspect of it, but that’s just the opposite. I need to get into my momentum and my rhythm in regards to being technical and analytical, and also being that artist.
Bryson DeChambeau

Mastering music is more than learning technical skills. Practicing is about quality, not quantity. Some days I practice for hours; other days it will be just a few minutes.
Yo-Yo Ma

Education, in K-12, technical college and universities needs to be a top priority in Wisconsin.
Tom Barrett

When you’ve done the technical part, you’re then into the joy, the zen, into being. Technology no longer exists for you. You’re then into the mystery of the thing you’re doing.
William Shatner

Even in terms of the technical stuff there’s a very traditional British flavor that comes out. Our characters are influenced by our culture so there’s definitely something unique about British wrestlers in the U.S.
Wade Barrett

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession.
Henry Bessemer

With but a few exceptions, we don’t have this personal study under masters any more. Craftsmanship has sunk very low. We no longer have any universally creative persons who are able to guide young learners not only in technical matters but also, at the same time, in a formal way.
Walter Gropius

Studying technical design and art gave me the ability to see things in 3-D.
Anastasia Soare

I think the rest of the world has a very wide, very slow kick. It’s very simple, breaststroke. People think it’s highly technical. But the more narrow, more effective and quicker you can execute it, the faster you are going to go. There’s less drag, basically.
Adam Peaty


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