Friday, July 6, 2007

inventors

this post was inspired by the cheese section. My favorite inventor is Tomas Alva Edison. He said "Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration" After 2000 tries, he invented the perfect working light bulb. I recall another quote "One of life's biggest failures is when people don't realize how close they came to success before they give up." I agree 100 percent. if he gave up on the light bulb that would have a huge impact. It is like what Babe Ruth, the famous baseball player said "every strike brings me closer to my next home run" and Lou Gehrig, his teammate said,"you can do anything if you try hard enough." So...you tell me what you know

3 comments:

Babetta said...

Very nice use of quotes. I like them all. Very nice. Very nice indeed.

Ian said...

I knew a woman who once said she could "run like Charles Dickens was behind her." How about them apples?

C L said...

I want to add George Washington Carver to this list of great inventors. He is known as the inventor of peanut butter, and we all know where we'd be without peanut butter; starving!
G.W. Carver said, "When I was young, I said to God, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe.' But God answered, 'that knowledge is for me alone.' So I said, 'God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.' Then God said, 'Well, George, that's more nearly your size.'"