To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.
I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.
It is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labour of calculation which could safely be relegated to anyone else if machines were used. (Describing, in 1685, the value to astronomers of the hand-cranked calculating machine he had invented in 1673.)
For the machine meant the conquest of horizontal space. It also meant a sense of that space which few people had experienced before – the succession and superimposition of views, the unfolding of landscape in flickering surfaces as one was carried swiftly past it, and an exaggerated feeling of relative motion (the poplars nearby seeming to move faster than the church spire across the field) due to parallax. The view from the train was not the view from the horse. It compressed more motifs into the same time. Conversely, it left less time in which to dwell on any one thing.
I can’t run more than two miles at a time, but when I am in the car I become a running machine.
As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessarily guide the future course of the science. Whenever any result is sought by its aid, the question will then arise — by what course of calculation can these results be arrived at by the machine in the shortest time?
I hope the ﬁeld of computer science never loses its sense of fun. ... What you know about computing other people will learn. Don’t feel as if the key to successful computing is only in your hands. What’s in your hands I think and hope is intelligence: the ability to see the machine as more than when you were ﬁrst led up to it, that you can make it more.
The fully developed bureaucratic apparatus compares with other organisations exactly as does the machine with the non-mechanical modes of production.
The idea of 'machine assemblage' is, especially, very alien to my sensibility, since it suggests a relative indifference of the strata to one another during the process of construction.
I'm the priest who has been mistaken for an ATM machine.
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
Barcelona are special in the way they play. They're a machine.
A journalistic purpose could be someone with a Xerox machine in a basement.
Don't belittle the hurt that has been caused by the job-destroying machine that is the European Union.
It isn't obvious and it took us a while to demonstrate that we could actually design a machine that bends.
As the render is to the building, and the blueprint to the machine, so sport is to social existence.
A James Bond movie is a stuntman's dream. I was in a helicopter firing a machine gun at Piers Brosnan escaping on a motorbike.
The factory is the machine that builds the machine.
California will not become a cog in the Trump deportation machine.
I don't want to be a driving machine on my daily commute; I want to be driven by a machine.