Inspirational Quotes from Adam Savage

The coolest toys don’t have to be bought; they can be built. In fact, sometimes the only way they’ll ever exist is if you make them yourself.

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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.

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In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a ‘failed experiment.’ Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.

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I have some ideas on how to fix that. They’re not very good ideas, but at least they’re ideas!

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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.

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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.

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I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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Failure is always an option.

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The only thing that differentiates you and me from a couple of fourteen year old pyromaniacs is balistic glass!

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I learned at an early age that I could make the things that I wanted. That’s a very powerful thing to realize as a kid. LEGOs were a key part of that.

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It’s sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It’s about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way.

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My advice is keep your lips away from the spinning things.

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Remember kids, I have life insurance.

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The fact is that the British Museum had a complete specimen of a dodo in their collection up until the 18th century – it was actually mummified, skin and all – but in a fit of space-saving zeal, they actually cut off the head and they cut off the feet and they burned the rest in a bonfire.

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

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

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Am I about to feel really, really stupid?

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Lists are how I parse and manage the world.

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New York State is giant and has some of the most beautiful landscape on the Eastern seaboard. There is so much history in New York State, from the Erie Canal to the Catskills, the birth of American stand-up comedy.

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We’re not leaving here without Buster, man. Leave no crash-test dummy behind!

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I had saved a few hundred photos of dodo skeletons into my ‘Creative Projects’ folder – it’s a repository for my brain, everything that I could possibly be interested in. Any time I have an Internet connection, there’s a sluice of stuff moving into there, everything from beautiful rings to cockpit photos.

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Of course, I love tools. I also love arranging them, to the point where I came up with a name for my organizing metric: first-order retrievability.

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The Internet is probably the most important technological advancement of my lifetime. Its strength lies in its open architecture and its ability to allow a framework where all voices can be heard.

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Walking the floor at a con dressed as Chewbacca, you might as well be Bono. I mean it’s ridiculous. People just walk up and grab you and hold you, because they love Chewbacca so much.

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That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe: the do-it-yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.

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We didn’t set out to be educators or even scientists, and we don’t purport that what we do is real science but we’re demonstrating a methodology by which one can engage and satisfy your curiosity.

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Audiences of critical thinkers are my favorite kinds of audiences. There are jokes I tell in the show that don’t get laughs unless I am in front of an audience of critical thinkers. Put me in front of a crowd of science teachers or astronauts! The guileless aren’t our audience – it’s the critical thinkers we love.

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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.

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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.

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Bigger is always better.

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Firemen have the coolest toys ever!

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

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I just had one of those ‘what the hell are we doing’ moments.

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I would have to say that looked like it hurt.

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I wouldn’t say jamie is an evil genius. I’m not sure he’s evil and I’m not sure he’s a genius.

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I’m not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun… Not unless I have to!

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Isn’t television glamourous?

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Jamie doesn’t like to do anything hastily, and I like to do everything incredibly hastily. So therein you have the dichotomy of our patterns.

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Jamie’s gonna go take a break now, and i am going to continue the on-going process of making a fool of myself and go ahead and try it myself.

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Let’s blow some stuff up.

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

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My dignity and good television – they’ll never meet.

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Stand back! I gotta get some rocket fuel out of the fridge!

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That’s the show. it’s like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.

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The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face! How do you think that makes me feel?

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There is no dignity in television.

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This is the point in the show where we say, ‘Oh, what else do we have in the van that’s flammable?’

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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.

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When I finally got up to Industrial Light And Magic to work on the ‘Star Wars’ movies as a model-maker, it felt like dying and going to heaven.

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The ‘Mythbusters’ crew, we monitor the Discovery boards, we look for the new ideas that are being forwarded on those boards, and we keep track of what’s going on, we keep updated.

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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.

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The skeptical community is absolutely near and dear to the ‘Mythbusters’ heart and there’s no small reason that they’ve embraced us. That’s our people. That’s the way we like to think.

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