Best Quotes by James Dyson

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Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.

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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.

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The one size fits all approach of standardized testing is convenient but lazy.

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Engineers are behind the cars we drive, the pills we pop and the way we power our homes.

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Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.

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People buy products if they’re better.

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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.

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Life is a mountain of solvable problems, and I enjoy that.

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Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us.

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We should have A-levels in vocational subjects.

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Companies are not ingenious, it’s the people in them that are.

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In the digital age of ‘overnight’ success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.

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When you can’t compete on cost, compete on quality.

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I myself scraped seven poor passes at O-level.

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People will make leaps of faith and get excited by your product if you just get it in front of them.

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So I think the winners in recession are the people who produce new technology that does things better, which people really want.

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My interest in film is sort of catholic – apart from science fiction and horror movies, I’ll watch almost everything.

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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.

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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.

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Anger is a good motivator.

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The computer dictates how you do something, whereas with a pencil you’re totally free.

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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.

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I’m not a businessman.

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You need a stubborn belief in an idea in order to see it realised.

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Goodness, I know nothing about nuclear energy.

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As an engineer I’m constantly spotting problems and plotting how to solve them.

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The way the world is going, it’s technology driven. And it isn’t just driven by the old super powers, it’s driven by the far east and new emerging economies.

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There’s nothing wrong with things taking time.

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Fear is always a good motivator.

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Designing aircraft and racing cars is an extremely exciting thing.

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We should learn to live more with our climate and rely less on electricity to alter our climate.

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Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something.

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One of the most fun inventions of my lifetime is the Mini.

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I like living on the edge.

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Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it.

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Cordless vacuums are designed for quick jobs, but you need enough power to do the job; you don’t want the power waning over time.

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Everybody recognizes that if you can make very efficient electric motors, you can make a quantum leap forward.

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Well, I’m rather attracted to rather prosaic things like vacuum cleaners and hand dryers. Where people haven’t apparently made them with a great love for what they’re doing.

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Now, we don’t teach children in schools to be creative. We don’t teach them to experiment. We want them to fill in the right answer, tick the right answer in the box.

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I’ve obviously used fans – I wouldn’t say all my life, because we couldn’t afford them when I was young, but from my 20s and onwards we’ve had to use fans. And I’ve always loathed them. Everything about them. The way you adjust them, getting them at the angle you want. Carrying them. Cleaning them. The danger of putting your finger in them.

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Well, air-conditioning is not a good thing.

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I think if you have to pay for your education, you worry very seriously about you’re going to do when you’ve got your degree.

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I think people are realizing that engineering and science are extremely good degrees to get and you’ll be very highly paid once you’ve got them.

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The British judiciary needs to support intellectual property.

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I’m afraid I am tidy, and I have to be because the office is open plan and my glass office door is literally always open.

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If robots are to clean our homes, they’ll have to do it better than a person.

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I grew up running miles of the Norfolk coastline. I’d think nothing of a six-mile run before breakfast. I still run, though not as far and not before muesli.

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I’m not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths – grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.

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Apartments are getting smaller on a whole. Houses are getting smaller. People don’t need great big vacuums anymore.

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I was frustrated as a child when I had to use a vacuum. It had a screaming noise and the smell of stale dog and a lack of performance.

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The media thinks that you have to make science sexy and concentrate on themes such as rivalry and the human issues.

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If you invent something, you’re doing a creative act. It’s like writing a novel or composing music. You put your heart and soul into it, and money. It’s years of your life, it’s your house remortgaged, huge emotional investment and financial investment.

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