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Ralph Baer

American,  Inventor
Total Quotes : 18
Always Natural Been

Coming up with novel ideas and converting them into real products has always been as natural as breathing for me.

- Ralph Baer

Them All My Friends

All my friends, they're all gone. I've outlived them all.

- Ralph Baer

Video Had Many

For me, inventing video games was just one successful thing I had done among many others.

- Ralph Baer

Ideas Real Then

Coming up with ideas isn't hard. The real challenge is finding the time to actually build something and then finding a home for it.

- Ralph Baer

Born Misfortune Had

I had the misfortune of being born in a horrendous situation.

- Ralph Baer

Game Odyssey Simply

'Pong' is simply a knockoff of the Odyssey Ping-Pong game.

- Ralph Baer

Some Most Based

Most inventions are based on some prior history.

- Ralph Baer

Assignment Learned About

If I learned anything from the Army, it was about being able to get things done, no matter how tough the assignment, and it served me later in life.

- Ralph Baer

Thoughts Mind Using

In 1966, thoughts about playing games using an ordinary TV set began to percolate in my mind.

- Ralph Baer

Play Bible Nothing

There's nothing in the Bible that says, 'You must play video games.'

- Ralph Baer

Test Sets Occurred

When you built television sets, you have all this test equipment. And you'd have all these lines and squares on the screen to test it. So it occurred to me that it might be fun for people to control the lines and squares on the screen.

- Ralph Baer

Art Will Some

Perhaps at some time in the future, when you ask a friend to come up and look at your etchings, you will plug in your collection of video art.

- Ralph Baer

Curve Going Straight

The talent curve in game-making is going straight up to Heaven.

- Ralph Baer

Lucky Agreement Other

By and large, I'm in the same boat as other inventors. If we're lucky, of the 10 or 15 items we do a year, maybe one or two of them wind up with a licensing agreement.

- Ralph Baer

Love Sports Obviously

People love video games because they do things they obviously can't do in real life. That's especially true with sports games because fans love to step into the shoes of their favorite athletes.

- Ralph Baer

New Affordable Likely

When technology is ready for something novel, when the components needed to build something new become affordable, it is going to be done by someone and more likely by several people.

- Ralph Baer

Artist Like Loves

It's like I'm basically an artist. I'm no different from a painter who sits there and loves what he does.

- Ralph Baer

Over Goes Half

When you get to be over 80, your coordination goes to hell and a half.

- Ralph Baer