Chair Quotes (6 quotes)
I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.
I am trying to get the hang of this new fangled writing machine, but I am not making a shining success of it. However, this is the first attempt I have ever made & yet I perceive I shall soon & easily acquire a fine facility in its use. … The machine has several virtues. I belive it will priont faster than I can write. One may lean back in his chair & work it. It piles an awful stack of words on one page. It do't muss things or scatter ink blots around. Of course it saves paper.
I furnished the body that was needed to sit in the defendant's chair.[Explaining his role in the Scopes Monkey Trial.]
I was sitting in a chair in the patent office at Bern when all of a sudden a thought occurred to me: “If a person falls freely he will not feel his own weight.” I was startled. This simple thought made a deep impression on me. It impelled me toward a theory of gravitation.
To Avogadro and Cannizzaro, as to Couper and Kekulé, the molecules and atoms considered in this great theory were real objects: they were thought of the same way as one thinks of tables and chairs.
[My father] advised me to sit every few months in my reading chair for an entire evening, close my eyes and try to think of new problems to solve. I took his advice very seriously and have been glad ever since that he did.