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Born: 1929-11-02
Profession: Inventor
Nation: American
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I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.

Tags: Best, Music, Poor

Research in this country is going down.

Tags: Country, Research

The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come.

Tags: Food, Mother, Time

All military and most commercial aircraft use our designs that process power from jet engines.

Tags: Military, Power, Process

But today the quickest way to save your bottom line is to cut off research.

Tags: Off, Research, Today

I had studied violin from age 7 to 14.

Tags: Age, Studied, Violin

I really wanted to do research. That has never changed.

Tags: Changed, Research, Wanted

I'm forming a charitable institution for education.

Tags: Charitable, Education, Forming

One hundred percent of our earnings are reinvested in the company, and a great deal of that goes to research.

Tags: Company, Great, Research

The excitement level for me working on projects is really not a bit different from when I was 26.

Tags: Bit, Excitement, Working

We learned the value of research in World War II.

Tags: History, Learned, War

At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic. It was amazing, I could just do it. I started a business repairing radios. It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia.

Tags: Amazing, Business, Started

At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations.

Tags: Body, Good, High

I hope that the institution will succeed in maximizing students' potential in the same way. I will give all of my stock to this institution. It will own the Bose Corporation and be funded by the Bose Corporation.

Tags: Give, Hope, Succeed

The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.

Tags: Father, Food, Mother

There was a time when I was wondering about this business of going public, so I visited about a half-dozen companies in the Boston area, all of them formed by MIT faculty and all had gone public.

Tags: Business, Public, Time

We did experiments with the Boston Symphony for many years where we measured the angles of incidence of sound arriving at the ears of the audience, then took the measurements back to MIT and analyzed them.

Tags: Audience, Sound, Took

I love all types of music. Jazz, classical, blues, rock, hip-hop. I often write scripts to instrumentals like a hip-hop artist. Music inspires me to write. It's either music playing or completely silent. Sometimes distant sound fuels you. In New York there's always a buzzing beneath you.

Tags: Love, Music, Rock

I started out as a writer and a director. I started acting because I wanted to know how to relate to the actors. When people ask me what I do, I don't really say that I'm an actor, because actors often wait for someone to give them roles.

Tags: Acting, Give, Someone

I'm an artist. Artists don't need permission to work. Regardless of whether I'm acting or not, I write. I write when I'm tired in fact, because I believe your most pure thoughts surface.

Tags: Thoughts, Tired, Work

In television you don't have a lot of time to spend with the role or the script. Typically you get a script a week prior to shooting. Sometimes it's even less time, not enough time to dream about the role.

Tags: Enough, Sometimes, Time

Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back.

Tags: Fire, Giving, History