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  • The real problem is what can man and machine do together and not in competition. -- Richard Hamming
  • Can the synthesis of man and machine ever be stable, or will the purely organic component become such a hindrance that it has to be discarded? -- Arthur C. Clarke
  • If computers remain far worse than us at image recognition, a certain over-confident combination of man and machine can elsewhere take inaccuracy to a whole new level. -- Tom Chatfield
  • If you don't understand how to run an efficient operation, new machinery will just give you new problems of operation and maintenance. The sure way to increase productivity is to better administrate man and machine. -- W. Edwards Deming
  • I'm a machine man, and I head a machine. -- Harry Bridges
  • Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart? -- Pablo Casals
  • As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man. -- Ernst Fischer
  • Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. -- G. I. Gurdjieff
  • The gaming world is a complete mystery to me! Well, I did play Pac Man and Frogger using big machines at an arcade back in the '80s. -- Doug Jones
  • That's what being a front man is all about - the idea of having something supple underneath you, that machine that roars and can turn on a dime. -- Bruce Springsteen
  • I think there's a tendency for modern man to become dominated by gadgets and machines, taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about. -- Robin Day
  • Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. -- Hans Arp
  • A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it. -- Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom. -- Richard Dooling
  • Dance to the Music' was just Sly Stone being his natural crazy self right from the beginning. The man was an original and his first AM hit was nothing if it wasn't the example per excellence of the Sly Stone music machine. -- Jon Landau
  • I've always been curious about why one man jumps out of a foxhole with a grenade and charges a machine gun nest, and his buddy next to him sits there cowering. And my feeling is that the difference is tiny between the two. -- Stephen Lang
  • There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. -- Thomas A. Edison
  • Man is alone everywhere. But the solitude of the Mexican, under the great stone night of the high plateau that is still inhabited by insatiable gods, is very different from that of the North American, who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens and moral precepts. -- Octavio Paz
  • Continuing on my theme of backing inclusive innovations, I am optimistic of the success of Uniphore. Man-machine communication is one of the more complex problems to solve. Uniphore's vision lends possibility of finding a solution to this very difficult problem, and the company has already made substantial progress. -- Kris Gopalakrishnan
  • As a young man, every bone in my body wanted to pick up a machine gun and kill Germans. And yet I had absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly nobody invited me to do the job. But that's what I felt that I was trained to do. Now no part of my upbringing was militaristic. -- Pete Townshend
  • There is no conflict between the ideal of religion and the ideal of science, but science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact. To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine. -- Nikola Tesla
  • I was in the Marine Corps in 1971. The idea 'Where does authority come from?' is fascinating to me. And also, the idea of a chaplain is fascinating to me because it's a man of the cloth in uniform, and it's the uniform of a killing machine. Back when I was in the Corps, when I saw that, I was amazed by it. -- John Patrick Shanley
  • Im a machine man, and I head a machine. -- Harry Bridges
  • Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly. -- H. L. Mencken
  • You don't throw rocks at a man with a machine gun! -- Roddy Piper
  • A man with a machine and inadequate culture is a pestilence. -- Wendell Berry
  • In man-machine symbiosis, it is man who must adjust: The machines can't. -- Alan Perlis
  • The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book. -- Northrop Frye
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  • Journalistic content is a technical complex expressly intended to adapt man to the machine. -- Jacques Ellul
  • What man-made machine will ever achieve the complete perfection of even the goose's wing? -- Abbas ibn Firnas
  • Man minus the Machine is a slave; Man plus the Machine is a freeman. -- Henry Ford
  • war is a man's game ... the killing machine has a gender and it is male. -- Virginia Woolf
  • Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid. -- William Moore Kelly
  • For most purposes, a man with a machine is better than a man without a machine. -- Henry Ford
  • Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough. -- Karel Capek
  • The machine unmakes the man. Now that the machine is so perfect, the engineer is nobody. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Man need not be degraded to a machine by being denied to be a ghost in a machine. -- Gilbert Ryle
  • Prayers for the condemned man will be offered on an adding machine. Numbers constitute the only universal language. -- Nathanael West
  • Man is a machine and in the whole universe there is but a single substance, matter, variously modified. -- Julien Offray de La Mettrie
  • Telephone message on his manager's answering machine shortly before dying of heroin overdose: I need help bad, man. -- Jimi Hendrix
  • One man's trash is another man's treasure is a third man's raw materials for their planet-buster earthquake machine. -- Mira Grant
  • I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly. -- Leonardo da Vinci
  • We have a thousand points of light for the homeless man. We've got a kinder gentler machine gun hand. -- Neil Young
  • The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Compassion--that's the one thing no machine ever had. Maybe it's the one thing that keeps man ahead of them. -- D. C. Fontana
  • What is man? ... What a strange union of matter and mind! A machine for converting material into spiritual force. -- Benjamin Peirce
  • A man provided with paper, pencil, and rubber, and subject to strict discipline, is in effect a universal machine. -- Alan Turing
  • You know how hard it is to feel like an extreme falcon-headed combat machine when somebody calls you "chicken man"? -- Rick Riordan
  • When man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel, which does not resemble a leg. -- Guillaume Apollinaire
  • One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. -- Elbert Hubbard
  • The photographer will never replace the painter; one is a man, the other a machine. Let us compare them no longer. (1848) -- Alphonse de Lamartine
  • A house is not a machine to live in. It is the shell of man, his extension, his release, his spiritual emanation. -- Eileen Gray
  • The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages. -- Will Durant
  • To see a man slip on a banana skin is to see a rationally structured system suddenly translated into a whirling machine. -- Marshall McLuhan
  • What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams. -- Nikos Kazantzakis
  • So the thing that bothered me most was that the condemned man had to hope the machine would work the first time. -- Albert Camus
  • Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are! -- Charles Dickens
  • Man is a machine of remembrance; all we do is to remember things because life flies fast like a swallow; reality immediately disappears! -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do. The mystery which surrounds a thinking machine already surrounds a thinking man. -- B. F. Skinner
  • Mathematics is the source of a wicked intellect that, while making man the lord of the earth, also makes him the slave of the machine. -- Robert Musil
  • A democracy without faith is just a machine without power. Nothing can make it function except faith in itself, in the ordinary man and woman. -- Eleanor Dark
  • Our age of mechanization leads along a road ending with man himself as a machine. Only the spirit of singing can save us from this fate. -- Zoltan Kodaly
  • A man who says that men are machines may be a great scientist. A man who says he is a machine is 'depersonalized' in psychiatric jargon. -- R. D. Laing
  • What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine. -- Oscar Wilde
  • Computing machines perhaps can do the work of a dozen ordinary men, but there is no machine that can do the work of one extraordinary man. -- E. B. White
  • Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. -- G. I. Gurdjieff
  • How inferior the human machine is, compared to man-made machines. They can be decoked, unscrewed, oiled and parts replaced. Decidedly, nature is not a very wonderful thing. -- Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • CLOCK, n. A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. The man who would know God must give time to Him.... -- Aiden Wilson Tozer
  • During a race, it's like I become a machine and the machine becomes a man. I talk to my cars, baby them, shout at them, praise them. -- Cale Yarborough
  • Guys you have way too much invested in sport. Guys you are not the tenth man. You're a machine for turning beer into piss that's what you are! -- Bill Maher
  • The void is ready to snatch you up like a Pac Man machine and Laskshmi is on vacation. You chant Sring - and you get her answering machine. -- Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
  • What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine? -- Isak Dinesen
  • Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly. He is like a watch of which the most that can be said is that its cosmetic effect is good. -- H. L. Mencken
  • The machine does not control the mind of man, though it affects the mind of man; it is the mind of man that can and should control the machine. -- Hilaire Belloc
  • a samurai is a total human being, whereas a man who is completely absorbed in his technical skill has degenerated into a ??function', one cog in a machine. -- Yukio Mishima
  • The first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make, provided that the machine is docile enough to tell us how to keep it under control. -- Nick Bostrom
  • The clergy, by getting themselves established by law and in-grafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man. -- Thomas Jefferson
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