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All Quotes by author - James Dyson
" Anger is a good motivator. "
" As an engineer I'm constantly spotting problems and plotting how to solve them. "
" Companies are not ingenious, it's the people in them that are. "
" Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products. "
" Engineers are behind the cars we drive, the pills we pop and the way we power our homes. "
" Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success. "
" Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something. "
" Fear is always a good motivator. "
" If you didn't have patents, no one would bother to spend money on research and development. But with patents, if someone has a good idea and a competitor can't copy it, then that competitor will have to think of their own way of doing it. So then, instead of just one innovator, you have two or three people trying to do something in a new way. "
" If you really want to improve technology, if you want things to work better and be better, you've got to protect the person who spends a lot of effort, money, and time developing that new technology. "
" I imported the first Mac into England in 1984; you know, the beige box. I imported what I think were the first four that came into England. I never opened the instruction manual. That was the best thing about it. "
" I myself scraped seven poor passes at O-level. "
" In the digital age of 'overnight' success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked. "
" Life is a mountain of solvable problems, and I enjoy that. "
" Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It's coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly. "
" My interest in film is sort of catholic - apart from science fiction and horror movies, I'll watch almost everything. "
" People will make leaps of faith and get excited by your product if you just get it in front of them. "
" So I think the winners in recession are the people who produce new technology that does things better, which people really want. "
" The computer dictates how you do something, whereas with a pencil you're totally free. "
" The one size fits all approach of standardized testing is convenient but lazy. "
" There's nothing wrong with things taking time. "
" Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us. "
" We should have A-levels in vocational subjects. "
" We should learn to live more with our climate and rely less on electricity to alter our climate. "
" What I often do is just think of a completely obtuse thing to do, almost the wrong thing to do. That often works because you start a different approach, something no one has tried. "
" When you can't compete on cost, compete on quality. "
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