Creativity and motivation is something which can be lifted and improved through the wisdom of successful people. We have listed our top choices of quotes to help encourage you to push yourself, further understand technology and overall get a great sense of passion for the technology industry.
1. BILL GATES
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working
together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
Founder of Microsoft and one of the richest men in the entire world! Bill Gates shares with us his outlook on technology and how it is most important for the use of teaching. Teaching is something that once sat in the books but now, technology has made it so we can learn anywhere, we can learn anything and we can learn everything.
2. SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic”
Famous Arthur C. Clarke, known for being a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist. Sadly passed but always remembered for his incredible love and passion for technology and science. From him, we are truly inspired by his wise words. From his quote, we should start seeing technology as the ability to have super powers.
3. THOMAS EDISON
“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned
it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless”
Thomas Edison was an all round genius and wise man. He was an American inventor and a businessman. He developed many things we use today such as the motion picture camera and the electric light bulb. I think from his quote we get a different perspective on failure. Maybe, just because something didn’t work out the way you planned something better can be turned from it.
4. ELBERT HUBBARD
“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man”
Hubbard was an American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher. I chose this quote because I think it gives a big impact on the perspective of technology. Relating to Bill Gates, technology is a great tool for making work but technology will only always make good enough work we allow it to make. In other words, we simply cannot make a piece of technology to do something amazing and advanced unless we know how to first. A lesson to be learnt: don’t rely on technology all your life. Remember to advance your own life and knowledge.
5. EOIN COLFER
“A CD. How quaint. We have these in museums.”
Eoin Colfer is an Irish author and makes a very small yet powerful quote. When we look at the CD, from personal experience it seems only yesterday we was using CD’s. Now however, in such a short time we are using “the cloud”, online memory storage and USB sticks. This quote is a demonstration of how quickly technology is advancing and it is interesting to think where we may be in the next 10 to 20 years.