Science must not impose any philosophy, any more than the telephone must tell us what to say.
even though it was weird to talk on the telephone. Only eight times, seven, maybe six, ever had I done so.
Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you. [First intelligible words spoken over the telephone]
I had made up my mind to find that for which I was searching even if it required the remainder of my life. After innumerable failures I finally uncovered the principle for which I was searching, and I was astounded at its simplicity. I was still more astounded to discover the principle I had revealed not only beneficial in the construction of a mechanical hearing aid but it served as well as means of sending the sound of the voice over a wire. Another discovery which came out of my investigation was the fact that when a man gives his order to produce a definite result and stands by that order it seems to have the effect of giving him what might be termed a second sight which enables him to see right through ordinary problems. What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Wisdom cannot come by railroad or automobile or aeroplane, or be hurried up by telegraph or telephone.
The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him.
Anybody who can dial a telephone can master tennis scoring in about 15 minutes.
Elizabeth Taylor has more chins than the Chinese telephone directory.
Recording 'Tusk' was quite absurd. The studio contract rider for refreshments was like a telephone directory.
An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
I set up my own trading center in my Cabot dorm room... with my computer, my fax machine, and my telephone.
My workspace is defined by books, ephemera, quiet and light. I don't have a computer, telephone or a fax machine there.
Henry Kissinger never wanted the 20,000 pages of his telephone transcripts made public - not while he was alive, at any rate.
When I'm governor... I'll be the first governor with a listed telephone number.
My decision to come to Bell Telephone Laboratories immediately after obtaining my Ph.D. in 1936 was strongly influenced by the fact that my supervisor would be C. J. Davisson.
In 1970, there was a single telephone company in the United States called AT&T, and its technology was called circuit switching, and that was all any telecom engineer worried about.
I have Graham Greene's telephone number, but I wouldn't dream of using it. I don't seek out writers because we all want to be alone.
The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.