James Dyson - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

As an engineer I'm constantly spotting problems and plotting how to solve them. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

There's nothing wrong with things taking time. ---->>>

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

As a modern employer you have to treat people well. ---->>>

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

An inventor's path is chorused with groans, riddled with fist-banging and punctuated by head scratches. ---->>>

Designing aircraft and racing cars is an extremely exciting thing. ---->>>

Emerging markets are hugely important. ---->>>

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

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

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

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.

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.

Fear is always a good motivator. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

In the digital age of 'overnight' success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked. ---->>>

The wonderful thing about Apple technology is just how intuitive it is. ---->>>

We should have A-levels in vocational subjects. ---->>>

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

Goodness, I know nothing about nuclear energy. ---->>>

I like living on the edge. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

Stumbling upon the next great invention in an 'ah-ha!' moment is a myth. ---->>>

Engineering undergraduates should not be charged fees. They should receive grants, not student loans, and the government will get the money back long-term from increased exports.

Engineering undergraduates should not be charged fees. They should receive grants, not student loans, and the government will get the money back long-term from increased exports.

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

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. ---->>>

Engineering is treated with disdain, on the whole. It's considered to be rather boring and irrelevant, yet neither of those is true. ---->>>

Britain's great strength is its innovative, design and engineering natural ability and we're not using it. ---->>>

I want entrepreneurs to be engineers and scientists and designers; they don't necessarily have to be Internet entrepreneurs or retail entrepreneurs. ---->>>

I hate science fiction. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Nobody wants the expenditure of a lease on a factory which lasts 21 years. You can't plan 21 years ahead. ---->>>

Reality TV is anything but. ---->>>

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

Some people are academically inclined, some vocationally and we shouldn't penalise the latter. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

Anger is a good motivator. ---->>>

China can and will be an invaluable trading partner to both the U.S. and the U.K. ---->>>

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

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

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

I think the search engines are the new equivalent of publishing: an enabler of information. ---->>>

If you want to do something different, you're going to come up against a lot of naysayers. ---->>>

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

When decisions on nuclear power stations and runways are delayed and the government dilly-dallies, people think they aren't important. ---->>>

When you can't compete on cost, compete on quality. ---->>>

You don't get inspiration sitting at a drawing board or in front of your computer. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Arbitrary benchmarks cheat kids out of a fulfilling education. ---->>>

Beauty can come in strange forms. ---->>>

Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving. ---->>>

Children want the challenge of difficult tasks - just look how much better they are than their parents on a computer. ---->>>

Companies are not ingenious, it's the people in them that are. ---->>>

Far too few designers put any thought into usability, ending up with a great product that's completely inaccessible. ---->>>

I don't believe in brands. ---->>>

I don't design down to a price.

I don't design down to a price.

I don't do something necessarily to make a big profit or because it's a logical business decision. ---->>>

I don't particularly follow the Bauhaus school of design, where you make everything into a black box - simplify it. ---->>>

I myself scraped seven poor passes at O-level. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Insurance companies don't make anything. ---->>>

People buy products if they're better. ---->>>

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

When I started off, I was working in a shed behind my house. All I had was a drill, an electric drill. That was the only machine I had. ---->>>

China has all the advantages in the world. But it doesn't have a history of free thinking, risk-taking pioneers - the kind of people the U.S. is built upon. ---->>>

When you say 'design,' everybody thinks of magazine pages. So it's an emotive word. Everybody thinks it's how something looks, whereas for me, design is pretty much everything. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

In the past, the U.K. got away with selling things that weren't unusual. Now it's no use trying to export without having something that's unusual and better. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

At school, I enjoyed playing the bassoon. I was in the orchestra and played the melody when the other boys sang hymns at prayers time. ---->>>

I own every share of my company, and I don't want to sell any of it. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Don't listen to experts. ---->>>

The Web is fascinating and transformative, but it's an easy, flashy, get-rich-quick option to the hard graft of proper industry. ---->>>

We need to encourage investors to invest in high-technology startups. ---->>>

I'm not a businessman. ---->>>

I've fought court battles over my inventions before. ---->>>

It is an extreme perversion of capitalism if you can trade in something before you have even paid for it. ---->>>

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

The British judiciary needs to support intellectual property. ---->>>

We have to change our culture so you can create wealth from making things and don't just try to make money out of money. ---->>>

Well, air-conditioning is not a good thing. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The U.S. is the biggest investor in research and development in the world. It has the best universities. Keeping them supplied with the best talent is essential. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 05-02, 1947
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Occupation: Designer

Sir James Dyson OM CBE FRS FREng (born 2 May 1947) is a British inventor, industrial designer and founder of the Dyson company. He is best known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, which works on the principle of cyclonic separation. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2017, his net worth is £7 (wikipedia)