To us, the value of a work lies in its newness: the invention of new forms, or a novel combination of old forms, the discovery of unknown worlds or the exploration of unfamiliar areas in worlds already discovered – revelations, surprises.
Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my countrymen comes natural to me; and in the open field of invention I am not without hopes of giving them pleasure.
Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.
Bras are a ludicrous invention; but if you make bralessness a rule, you’re just subjecting yourself to yet another repression.
You own a watch the invention of the mind, though for a single motion ’tis designed, as well as that which is with greater thought with various springs, for various motions wrought.
No Latina woman would be called ‘Ms.’ – that’s an invention of middle-class Anglo women. Latina women are proud to be called ‘Mrs.’ That simply means that we have a family.
Necessity… the mother of invention.
As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.
We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg’s great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.
As the archeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.