Original artistic invention demands that even the inventor be surprised.
An invention can be so valuable as to be worthless to the inventor,
You can't name the inventor of the camera. The 19th-century invention was chemical: the fixative.
The right of an inventor to his invention is no monopoly - in any other sense than a man's house is a monopoly.
The public values the invention more than the inventor does. The inventor knows there is much more and better where this came from.
The test of an invention is the power of an inventor to push it through in the face of staunch-not opposition, but indifference-in society.
Th'invention all admir'd, and each, how he to be th'inventor miss'd; so easy it seem'd once found, which yet unfound most would have thought impossible.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.