I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention – invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
— Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976), An Autobiography, 1977
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
— Alan Kay
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.
— Charles F. Kettering (1876 – 1958)
We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.
— Eric Hoffer (1902 – 1983)
Getting caught is the mother of invention.
— Robert Byrne
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
— Thomas A. Edison (1847 – 1931)