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Adam Savage

American,  Entertainer
Total Quotes : 68
Mind Likely Variables

Deadlines refine the mind. They remove variables like exotic materials and processes that take too long. The closer the deadline, the more likely you'll start thinking waaay outside the box.

- Adam Savage

My Own Own Reject

I reject your reality and substitute my own.

- Adam Savage

Failure Always Option

Failure is always an option.

- Adam Savage

Mood Pointless Having

I like to work fast. I despise not having the right tool or, worse, knowing I have it but not being able to find it. It's a pointless delay that wrecks my pace - and mood.

- Adam Savage

Through Figure Good Story

From earliest times, humans - explorers and thinkers - have wanted to figure out the shape of their world. Forever, the way we've done that is through storytelling. It is difficult to let the truth get in the way of a good story.

- Adam Savage

My Life Making Been

Again, like I said, my life has been about being fascinated by objects and the stories that they tell, and also making them for myself, obtaining them, appreciating them and diving into them.

- Adam Savage

My Life Here Works

Prayer doesn't work because someone out there is listening, it works because someone in here is listening. I've paid attention. I've pictured what I want to happen in my life. I've meditated extensively on my family, my future, my past actions and what did and didn't work for me about them.

- Adam Savage

Geek Things About

Being a geek is all about learning the inventories of things.

- Adam Savage

Television Meet Never

My dignity and good television - they'll never meet.

- Adam Savage

Special Effects Before Had

Whether it's the experiments on 'MythBusters' or my earlier work in special effects for movies, I've regularly had to do things that were never done before, from designing complex motion-control rigs to figuring out how to animate chocolate.

- Adam Savage

Magic Movie Specialty

Back when I was a professional model-maker at Industrial Light & Magic, my specialty was hard-edged construction - spaceships, miniature sets, and architectural stuff. These objects were sometimes just 12 inches across yet needed enough detail to fill a movie screen.

- Adam Savage

Deal Explain Californians

Growing up in New York, I was sort of shocked when I realized that my children are Californians. They are 14 years old, and I explain to them frequently that they will never realize the glory of a snow day. You wake up and the world says, 'Oops, it's too much fun to go to school, you've got to stay home and deal with the snow!'

- Adam Savage

Doing Away Anybody

I go home at the end of the day and I rarely talk about what I did that day. So my wife's experience is just like that of anybody else whose husband goes away to a blue collar job and comes home bruised and dirty and often proud of the work that they're doing.

- Adam Savage

Over Learned Potent

I've learned over decades of building that a deadline is a potent tool for problem-solving.

- Adam Savage

Big Projects Mostly

Mostly I make lists for projects. This can be daunting. Breaking something big into its constituent parts will help you organize your thoughts, but it can also force you to confront the depth of your ignorance and the hugeness of the task. That's OK. The project may be the lion, but the list is your whip.

- Adam Savage

Toys Ever Coolest

Firemen have the coolest toys ever!

- Adam Savage

I Am Standing Mixture

I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.

- Adam Savage

Think Here I Think

I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody's going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you're here. And when you don't, well, you suffer the consequences.

- Adam Savage

Better Always Bigger

Bigger is always better.

- Adam Savage

Knees Patron Saint

Let's get on our knees and pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?

- Adam Savage