Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric...
Play by the rules, but be ferocious.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
Don't be surprised by your greatness. Be surprised that no one expected it.
—Rebecca Maizel in Infinite Days