Tinkering Quotes

Tinkering Quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer, Carroll Smith, Eric Hoffer, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, E. F. Schumacher, William Graham Sumner and many others.

Keep my eyes fixed on You, Lord. Help me to stop tinkering and realize my total inability to change. I look to You to change me and give me victory as I focus on Your friendly eyes looking lovingly at me. Amen.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
There are lots of people out there who prefer tinkering to winning – it gives them a good excuse.
Carroll Smith
Perhaps our originality manifests itself most strikingly in what we do with that which we did not originate. To discover something wholly new can be a matter of chance, of idle tinkering, or even of the chronic dissatisfaction of the untalented.
Eric Hoffer
I disagree with the followers of Marx and those of Adam Smith: the reason free markets work is because they allow people to be lucky, thanks to aggressive trial and error, not by giving rewards or “incentives” for skill.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market.
E. F. Schumacher
But we have inherited a vast number of social ills which never came from Nature. They are the complicated products of all the tinkering, muddling, and blundering of social doctors in the past.
William Graham Sumner
I love writing stand-up so much and tinkering and looking for ideas.
Jim Gaffigan
I loved when my dad was home. He liked to sit in the living room and watch boxing and baseball on TV. Or he’d be tinkering around or listening to records by his musician buddies – George Shearing, Oscar Peterson and the Jackie Gleason Orchestra.
Natalie Cole
Tinkering is something we need to know how to do in order to keep something like the space station running. I am a tinkerer by nature.
Leroy Chiao
It may seem strange that of all men sailors should be tinkering at their last wills and testaments, but there are no people in the world more fond of that diversion.
Herman Melville
As long as judges tinker with the Constitution to ‘do what the people want,’ instead of what the document actually commands, politicians who pick and confirm new federal judges will naturally want only those who agree with them politically.
Antonin Scalia
Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market
E. F. Schumacher
I’m sort of an old man, always tinkering in the backyard. Since I grew up playing outdoors, I still like to plant things, sit out on the deck, or go hiking.
Josh Duhamel
I like taking things apart and putting them back together. Tinkering. I’d be a professional tinkerer. Tinkerbell. I think that’s what they’re called.
Chris Carmack
As a kid, I was less interested in the physical tinkering than thinking about what we would now call the physics, as opposed to the engineering.
Dean Kamen
I’m a contract computer scientist by trade, but I’m the founder of something called the Tinkering School. It’s a summer program which aims to help kids to learn how to build the things that they think of.
Gever Tulley
MPs are so cowed by the institutions and the scale of official failure that they generally just muddle along tinkering and hope to stay a step ahead of the media.
Dominic Cummings
Building and tinkering were such a huge part of our childhood, whether we were trying to entertain ourselves as kids, helping our parents out on the ranch, or getting creative with school projects.
Drew Scott
Before you open the lunch menu or order that cheeseburger or consider eating the cake with the frosting intact, haul out the psychic calculator and start tinkering with the budget.
Caroline Knapp
Tinkering with, and building the products Robinhood ships brings me joy.
Baiju Bhatt
I think the federal Liberals’ micro-tinkering is not causing any kind of upsurge in public confidence. The challenge for Conservatives is how to not get caught in the same web. I mean, the public just discounts what political people and parties say.
Preston Manning
Love life seems to be that factor which requires the largest quantity of magical tinkering.
Isaac Asimov
Fed and electoral college could use some tinkering, but they are not the source of the problems.
Noam Chomsky
I’m always tinkering with something – suddenly I’ll think I can work with wood, but then I’ll realize I can’t, so I go back to sewing.
Melissa McCarthy
I was always tinkering around with stuff but nothing serious at the time. I was doing animations and drawing like crazy, but I wasn’t imagining that I’d be performing music for people, that’s for sure.
Chad VanGaalen
Have Liverpool done too much tinkering and tailoring with the system?
Stan Collymore
Virginia ‘s tax system needs to be fixed. The time to act is now. Do not send me any more studies. Do not send me another piecemeal approach that confuses tinkering with real reform.
Mark Warner
From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
Harry A. Blackmun
If you build a Model T and you can see the Camry, you don’t spend time tinkering with the T; you go straight to the next thing. Once you build the Camry, you can see the Ferrari, so you go straight to that.
Graham Hawkes
Because democratic institutions do not renew themselves as effortlessly as flowering trees, they demand the ceaseless tinkering of people who possess both the courage and the honesty to admit their mistakes and accept responsibility for even the most inglorious acts.
Bill Vaughan
There are, in human affairs, two kinds of problems: those which are amenable to a technical solution and those which are not. Universal health-care coverage belongs to the first category: you can pick one of several possible solutions, pass a bill, and (allowing for some tinkering around the edges) it will happen.
Atul Gawande
Networks like Adult Swim allow artists to be artists and allow their vision to come through without a lot of tinkering. I worked on ‘Moral Orel’ and ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole,’ and they bothered us very little. They very, very seldom came to us and said ‘Change this,’ or ‘You can’t do that,’ or ‘We’d like to see this.’
Scott Adsit
Tinkering is a way of understanding difficult problems, of wrapping our heads around them and quantifying the unknowns.
Gever Tulley
I’m not a big fan of the George Lucas school of meddling and tinkering. That’s a slippery slope.
Mark Waid
I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins.
Quincy Jones
You’re always trying to get better. You’re always tinkering. You’re always learning new things.
Kyle Korver
Yeah, some of my college friends and I have been tinkering around for years, you know, just for fun.
Eric Roberts
Politics has always been the art of the possible. Today it’s too often the art of the probable – tinkering around the edges without any greater vision, without a sense of optimism and imagination.
John F. Kerry
The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: ‘What good is it?
Aldo Leopold
America’s tax code is beyond repair. Tinkering with it won’t work. The only hope is a bold tax-reform plan that will liberate our nation from the slow-growth status quo and jump-start a new era of American prosperity and growth.
Kevin Brady
Mastery in poetry consists largely in the instinct for not ruining or smothering or tinkering with moments of vision.
Edmund Blunden
After I joined Google and stopped working on robots – I’d built some self-driving tractors on farms in the meantime – I was always tinkering and playing with robots at home and just as a hobby.
Anthony Levandowski
At heart, I am still the guy who loves tinkering with machines and writing code.
Ritesh Agarwal
Tory housing policy is the epitome of tinkering with the deckchairs while the ship is listing.
Dawn Foster
You can go as far back as fifth grade, and you will find me tinkering with media and computers, making things that are a little off the beaten track.
Robin Sloan
I wasn’t much into girlfriends. I was too busy tinkering in the garage.
Woody Norris
We cannot restore traditional American freedom unless we limit the government’s power to tax. No tinkering with this, that, or the other law will stop the trend toward socialism. We must repeal the Sixteenth Amendment.
Frank Chodorov
The first law of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts
Aldo Leopold
I was always into science fiction as a kid. I loved science and tinkering with things.
David Hanson
I usually just write a song and record it that day, and then that’s kind of it. I’m not very good at going back and editing and tinkering it. It’s pretty immediate.
Arlo Parks