Industrial Arts & Technology--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Industrial Arts & Technology—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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42 Page Quotation Collection on Industrial Arts & Technology

This 42 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Industrial Arts & Technology. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Industrial Arts & Technology, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Industrial Arts & Technology:

We have a new generation that is tool illiterate. Most young people don’t have any idea how to use a crescent wrench or even a hammer. It’s going to affect society. It’s such a shame that school systems took away shop classes. Kids graduate from high school now without the ability to read a ruler. If you can’t read a ruler, how are you going to measure anything? If you can’t measure anything, how can you get a job making anything?

—John Ratzenberger

One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.

—G. M. Weilacher

There is a missing link in the chain of education and training that runs from the

elementary school to the university doctoral thesis. This missing link has resulted in a void in our manpower resources that is becoming more critical every day. The missing link is an advanced, more sophisticated technical education that combines the abilities of the mind with the capabilities of the hands. The void in manpower resources is the lack of a class of personnel sufficiently hand-skilled to translate

abstract ideas into three-dimensional reality.

—C. A. Widen

I think it’s a real shame so many schools have taken out the hands-on classes. Art, music, auto mechanics, cooking, sewing, these are all things that can turn into jobs. You know, wood shop, steel shop, welding. These are all things that can turn into great careers, get kids interested. How can you get interested in these careers if you don’t try them on a little bit?

—Temple Grandin

The man who uses his hands is a laborer. The man who uses his mind is a master. But the man who gives his heart to the passion is a craftsman.

--Nadir Güllü

Let’s not be so elitist that we can’t honor good, hard, dignified, ennobling work: people working with their hands, building things, putting up solar panels, weatherizing homes, working on organic agriculture, building wind farms. We don’t have robots in society, so somebody has to do that work. Let’s make sure that the people who can use that work get a chance to do it. I see that as a first step toward bigger and

better things.

—Van Jones

Woodworking is a most satisfying pastime, so varied and multifaceted you will

never complete the twin processes you have undertaken: acquiring tools and

learning how to use them. You have begun a lifetime pursuit.

—Michael Dunbar

The feel and beauty of finely crafted wood…the refreshing smell of your workshop…the absorbing joy of cutting and joining that makes the hours race by… These are the reasons you love woodworking.

—Jack Nee

Welder: My craft allows me to build anything in the world. I possess a skill set 98% of the population can’t do. I’m the last of a dying breed of people who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Greatest craft in the world.

—Welding Poster

It really should be a criminal offense for an electrician to mount a breaker box on a bedroom wall. Unfortunately, I see the solar industry mounting inverters on

bedroom walls.

—Steven Magee

Electricity is really just organized lightning.

—George Carlin

My mother’s dad dropped out of the eighth grade to work. He had to. By the time he was 30, he was a master electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason, mechanic. That guy was, to me, a magician. Anything that was broken, he could fix. Anybody anywhere in our community knew that if there was a problem, Carl was there to fix it.

—Mike Rowe

Never trust a mechanic who drives new cars. They’re either charging too much money for their work, or they can’t keep an old car running—maybe both.

—Patricia Briggs

Many preeminent researchers of technological change and labor markets do not share [Andrew] Yang’s vision of a robot-driven jobs apocalypse. They argue that in the past, machines have not taken away work so much as freed up humans to do safer, less drudging, more creative work.

—Annie Lowrey

An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.

—Frank Lloyd Wright

There is no shame in breaking something, only in not being able to fix it.

—Hope Jahren

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