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Dean Kamen

American,  Inventor
Total Quotes : 26
Producer Human Entropy

I'm a human entropy producer.

- Dean Kamen

Patent Before Assemblage

A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That's how the patent office defines it. That's an invention.

- Dean Kamen

People Used Dealing

Get used to dealing with failure as long as it doesn't hurt people around you, as long as it doesn't hurt you physically, or it doesn't hurt you so much that you can't pick yourself up.

- Dean Kamen

Innovation New Big

Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.

- Dean Kamen

Sustainable Capacity Cure

Technology is how we create wealth, how we cure diseases, how we'll build an environment that's sustainable and also gives people the capacity to pull more out of this world and still leave it better than when they found it.

- Dean Kamen

Work Innovation Will

An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work.

- Dean Kamen

Better Burn Private

Sometimes we crash and burn. It's better to do it in private.

- Dean Kamen

Best Learn Project

Don't be irresponsible in your risks, but as long as the project can fail without it causing the person to fail, keep trying; keep taking the best shots. Learn from them; pick yourself up.

- Dean Kamen

Innovation Vision Hard

Innovation is so hard and so frustrating; it takes the intersections of people with courage, vision, and resources.

- Dean Kamen

Big Often Regretted

I've never regretted anything I've done, even the things that I've failed at. I've often regretted not trying something really big, because you'll never know.

- Dean Kamen

Want Waste Wasting

I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time.

- Dean Kamen

Cost Shelter Real Value

Nothing that has value, real value, has no cost. Not freedom, not food, not shelter, not healthcare.

- Dean Kamen

Work Will I Believe That

I don't work on a project unless I believe that it will dramatically improve life for a bunch of people.

- Dean Kamen

City Bicycle Needs

The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle.

- Dean Kamen

Straight Line Line Longest

People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line.

- Dean Kamen

May Ridicule Least

If people ridicule you, look them in the eye and say, 'Yeah, I may have failed, but at least I tried,' and get on with it.

- Dean Kamen

Activity Obsess Accessible

Sporting competitions seem to be what we obsess over, frankly. So if we can put engineering, science, technology into a format of healthy, fun competition, we can attract all sorts of kids that might not see the kind of activity we do as accessible or rewarding.

- Dean Kamen

Some Very Became

Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections.

- Dean Kamen

Work Sacrifice Will

Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.

- Dean Kamen

Teen Going Becoming

You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.

- Dean Kamen