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- Nature hates calculators. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The first calculators tended to sell for $400 or $500. Today, you can get a pretty good one for 4 or $5. -- Jack Kilby
- But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever. -- Edmund Burke
- Get your calculators out, this will be fun! -- Cris Collinsworth
- Calculators can only calculate - they cannot do mathematics. -- John A. Van de Walle
- A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator. -- Paul Valery
- I'm always crunching numbers, so my calculator watch is a must. -- David Neeleman
- My fellow nerds and I will retire to the nerdery with our calculators. -- David Spade
- Fighting emotion with logic is like bringing a calculator to a knife fight -- Josh Sundquist
- Value investing is at its core the marriage of a contrarian streak and a calculator. -- Seth Klarman
- I've always said to myself that if a little pocket calculator can do it why shouldn't I? -- Roald Dahl
- From the time I was 7, when I purchased my first calculator, I was fascinated by the idea of a machine that could compute things. -- Michael Dell
- Electronic calculators can solve problems which the man who made them cannot solve; but no government-subsidized commission of engineers and physicists could create a worm. -- Joseph Wood Krutch
- I am so old, I entered engineering school with a slide rule. And I left engineering school with a calculator. I can still use a slide rule but it's not a skill you especially need anymore. -- Bill Nye
- I sold my most valuable possession, but I knew that because I worked at Hewlett Packard, I could buy the next model calculator the very next month for a lower price than I sold the older one for! -- Steve Wozniak
- There's like ten minutes when it's like, 'Okay, wait, who is this guy again?' And then, you know, I just put on the calculator watch and the glasses, and just be all, you know, inappropriate. And then it just works out fine. -- Rainn Wilson
- I use minimal software to make my music - a wav editor and a calculator for my beats to make sure everything falls on mathematical precision. If you were just mapping this out visually, it works by math. I guess it's slightly engineering influenced. -- Girl Talk
- In our society we have hard nerds and soft nerds. The hard nerds are the ones who used to have the slide rules at their belt; now they have calculators. The soft nerds are the ones who get violently ill whenever anybody mentions an integral sign. -- Alan Kay
- Speaking of human computers, there is a guy named Art Benjamin, he's a human calculator. He says it's a skill he learned as a kid. Now he's a math professor at Harvey Mudd. He can find the square root of a six digit number in a few seconds. Practice. -- Bill Nye
- Man is a stream whose source is hidden. Our being is descending into us from we know not whence. The most exact calculator has noprescience that somewhat incalculable may not balk the very next moment. I am constrained every moment to acknowledge a higher origin for events than the will I call mine. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- I wanted to be an archaeologist. But in school you have to take a tremendous amount of statistics for that, and I am not good at statistics. So I hit a real wall with archaeology. It's probably like wanting to be an architect - you think it's all fun and games, and then you have to get out a calculator and you're done. -- Sloane Crosley
- Should I not be proud, when for twenty years I have had to admit to myself that the great Newton and all the mathematicians and noble calculators along with him were involved in a decisive error with respect to the doctrine of color, and that I among millions was the only one who knew what was right in this great subject of nature? -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- I remember watching my dad work on PCs, and I remember using Texas Instrument calculators in school. It was a bit nostalgic. -- Scott Michael Foster

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