— Lindsey Davis English novelist 1949
The Iron Hand of Mars
„Photographers learn to interpret photographs in that technical way because they want to understand and use that ‘language’ themselves (just as musicians learn a more technical musical language than the layman needs). Social scientists who want to work with visual materials will have to learn to approach them in this more studious and time-consuming way“
— Howard S. Becker American sociologist 1928
Becker (1978) cited in: Peter Hamilton (2006) Visual Research Methods'. Volume 1. p. 214.
„In the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln accomplished something almost miraculous. That is to say, what he had to do was to fight off the challenge of Douglas from the Republican side and at the same time drive a wedge between Douglas and the Southern Democrats. I compared his achievement in that to Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign, where Jackson fought two federal armies, beat them both and kept them close to Washington while he joined Lee before Richmond for the final battle of the seven days. It was a case of technical and strategic cleverness and profundity that is, I think, perhaps almost unrivaled in world history.“
— Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015
2000s, The Real Abraham Lincoln: A Debate (2002), The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
„Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time.“
— Karel Čapek Czech writer 1890 - 1938
„So I repeat that while theoretically and technically television may be feasible, yet commercially and financially, I consider it an impossibility; a development of which we need not waste little time in dreaming.“
— Lee De Forest American inventor 1873 - 1961
1926, as quoted in [Gawlinski, Mark, Interactive television production, 2003, Focal Press, 0-240-51679-6, 89]
„The academic-reactor designer is a dilettante. He has not had to assume any real responsibility in connection with his projects. He is free to luxuriate in elegant ideas, the practical shortcomings of which can be relegated to the category of "mere technical details." The practical-reactor designer must live with these same technical details. Although recalcitrant and awkward, they must be solved and cannot be put off until tomorrow. Their solution requires manpower, time and money.“
— Hyman George Rickover United States admiral 1900 - 1986
Paper Reactors, Real Reactors (1953)
— William Stanley Jevons English economist and logician 1835 - 1882
The Theory of Political Economy (1871), Context: A correspondent, Captain Charles Christie R. E., to whom I have shown these sections after they were printed, objects reasonably enough that commodity should not have been represented by M, or Mass, but by some symbol, for instance Q, which would include quantity of space or time or force, in fact almost any kind of quantity. Preface To The Second Edition, p. 6.
„Look, if you take the best batting team in the world, they too will have their weaknesses -- otherwise, wouldn't they win all the time? You mention any team to me, and I will pick out for you a dozen weaknesses. But that is not the point -- these things, like fielding, running between wickets, all these are technical things, they can be learnt and practised.“
— Kapil Dev Indian cricketer 1959
In an interview on "Fielding, running between wickets" quoted in The Rediff Cricket Interview / Kapil Dev, 20 December 2013, Rediff.com http://www.rediff.com/sports/1998/sep/01a.htm,
„The Russians were five times superior to us poor but brave Germans, both in numbers and in the superiority of their equipment. My immediate commander was Hitler himself. Unfortunately, Hitler's advice in those critical periods was invariably lousy.“
— Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist German general during World War II 1881 - 1954
To Leon Goldensohn (25 June 1946). Quoted in "The Nuremberg Interviews", Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellatel (2004).
„“Time devours our feeble mortality, leaving us with but the sour residue of memory.”
Marvin nodded. “Yet this ineffable and ungraspable quantity,” he replied, “this time which no man may possess, is in truth our only possession.”“
— Robert Sheckley American writer 1928 - 2005
Mindswap (1966), Chapter 24 (p. 110)
„I then reached for a time honored tactic used by mathematicians: if you can't solve the real problem, change it into one you can solve.“
— Mark Kac Polish-American mathematician 1914 - 1984
Enigmas Of Chance (1985), Chapter 6, Cornell II, p. 122.
— William Powell (author) author of The Anarchist Cookbook 1949
The Anarchist Cookbook (1971), Chapter One: "Drugs", p. 59.
„In addition to technical problems, systems also have organizational and logistical problems. Many different people may be involved over a wide physical or geographic coverage and over a long period of time. Many may work for different companies or organizations with different rules and methods of operating. Very many data and much knowledge are involved. The organizational problem concerns itself with the question of how all these people can work together most effectively for the common purpose.“
— Harold Chestnut American engineer 1917 - 2001
Systems Engineering Tools, (1965), Systems Engineering Methods (1967), p. 24; First paragraph of Ch. 2. System Organization, Scheduling, and Record-Keeping
„We must have the can do spirit. For example, why must we lose to Singapore every time? Beat them at their own game, you can do it. Penang has beaten them many times.“
— Lim Guan Eng Finance Minister of Malaysia 1960
Lim Guan Eng (2018) cited in " Guan Eng: Let’s give Singapore some competition https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/06/19/guan-eng-lets-give-singapore-some-competition/" on The Star Online, 19 June 2018