"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
"There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind."
"The fewer moving parts, the better." "Exactly. No truer words were ever spoken in the context of engineering."
"Projects we have completed demonstrate what we know - future projects decide what we will learn."
"What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems... There is no law of physics preventing them."
"If you like nerds, raise your hand. If you don't, raise your standards."
"I don't spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems."
"To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be."