100+ Best Electricity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Electricity Quotes

For example, it’s only about 20 years ago the people in that community would have got telephone lines, and it would be only about in the 1950s that electricity came to that part of the world. Television wouldn’t have come till 1970. — John McGahern

By embracing clean energy across the country, we can create more and better jobs, protect the air our children breathe and the water they drink, and keep electricity more stable over time. — Michelle Lujan Grisham

You walk into a retail store, whatever it is, and if there’s a sense of entertainment and excitement and electricity, you wanna be there. — Howard Schultz

For the first five years of my life, I grew up in a log cabin in coastal British Columbia in a very small town, like 300 people, mostly hippies. No running water, no electricity. When I was 12, I changed my name from Dharma to Stewart. At that age, you just want to be normal. — Stewart Butterfield

I could build and roof a house, though electricity is not my thing. — Matt LeBlanc

The utility model of computing – computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today – makes more sense than ever. — Scott McNealy

For industry to settle in a country, you first need electricity; for electricity, you need some trained workers; for trained workers, you need some schools; for schools you need some money; for money, you need some industry. — Evan Davis

Electricity is really just organized lightning. — George Carlin

When I was about 8 or 9, I lived in New Jersey with my mother and we were seven deep in one bedroom and sometimes we didn’t have electricity. — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire. — Laurie Anderson

I am a nuclear engineer. I’m working on advanced energy technology. I have a new type of the engine that converts heat into electricity, and I’ve also developed a new type of battery that’s all ceramic, without liquid electrolyte. — Lonnie Johnson

We can summarize electricity, magnetism and gravity into equations one inch long, and that’s the power of field theory. And so I said to myself: I will create a field theory of strings. And when I did it one day, it was incredible, realizing that on a sheet of paper I can write down an equation which summarized almost all physical knowledge. — Michio Kaku

Here at this site, Solyndra expects to make enough solar panels each year to generate 500 megawatts of electricity. And over the lifetime of this expanded facility, that could be like replacing as many as eight coal-fired power plants. — Barack Obama

What I miss is being close to nature – collecting your own water and generating your own electricity, catching your own food. I still dream of doing that with my own family, even if it’s just for a year-long experiment, I would love to have tried that. — Ben Fogle

We lived on the farm, and our mode of transportation was wagon and team. No electricity. I’m the seventh son of 12 kids – eight boys and four girls. Mom and Dad handled that very well. But I wanted to get out. — Glen Campbell

Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money. — Earl Wilson

We take for granted electricity, water, even concerts. Count your blessings. — Damian Marley

Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it. — Stephen Leacock

We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb. — Bill Bryson

Bahrainis are better off than many other Arabs. We have a welfare state, everybody gets a salary whether they have a job or not. Electricity and food are subsidized; school and healthcare are free. And we don’t differentiate between Bahrainis and foreigners. We are very proud of that. — Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

I enjoy that with theater, you can just go into a room with a paper bag lunch: there’re no cables, no electricity. It’s the purest experience. — Bill Pullman

Worldwide, enormous areas of peatland are still being lost to agricultural development, drainage schemes, overgrazing, and exploitation-based infrastructure development projects such as roads, electricity pylons, telephone masts and gas pipelines. — John Burnside

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money. — Earl Warren

In the south of France the phones cut in and out, the electricity isn’t particularly reliable. I think many people would get very irritated with that life. — Peter Mayle

What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room. — Ray Charles

I was born in a little town called Lund in British Columbia. It’s like a fishing village. My parents were hippies. They tried to live off the land, so I grew up in a log cabin, and we didn’t get running water until I was 4. The next year, we got electricity. Then we moved to the city, Victoria, British Columbia, so I could go to school. — Stewart Butterfield

We’re making this analogy that AI is the new electricity. Electricity transformed industries: agriculture, transportation, communication, manufacturing. — Andrew Ng

What the world needs is a small, compact, flexible fusion technology that could make electricity where and when it is needed. The existing fusion program is leading to a huge source of centralized power, at a price that nobody except a government can afford. — Freeman Dyson

I love to look back, but I don’t want my music to be nostalgic. I want it to have the same vibrancy that the music I love had when it came out. I’m trying to get that electricity. — Imelda May

I love punk rock, The Clash, The Ramones, The Cramps. I love where it all came from, and music for my ears now, it has to have that same electricity, adrenaline and danger. — Imelda May

The killer app that got the world ready for appliances was the light bulb. So the light bulb is what wired the world. And they weren’t thinking about appliances when they wired the world. They were really thinking about – they weren’t putting electricity into the home. They were putting lighting into the home. — Jeff Bezos

A single Dallas Cowboys football game uses up as much electricity as the entire nation of Liberia in those same three hours – one reason the globe, if looked at from a certain height, is a cluster of lights surrounded by enormous patches of dark. — Pico Iyer

A utility can handle up to 20% of production from solar and that helps the grid because it produces electricity when needed. Solar power peaks in the middle of the day and that’s also when air conditioning is running and businesses are operating, so power production matches usage. — Elon Musk

Tribes have the potential to provide almost 15 percent of the country’s electricity with wind power, and have 4.5 times the solar resources to power the entire U.S. — Winona LaDuke

Power plants are an infrastructure backbone that I want to be seriously involved in; this is because the country is rapidly developing and has high demand for electricity. — Edwin Soeryadjaya

I look at my own reservation, the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota – on my reservation, one quarter of our money is spent on energy. All of that money basically goes to off-reservation vendors whether it is for electricity, or whether it is for fuel. — Winona LaDuke

I’ve invented a new type of engine that converts heat directly into electricity with no moving mechanical parts. It’s called the Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter, the JTEC. — Lonnie Johnson

Companies like Husk Power Systems are working to impact positively not only the environment, but to ensure that someday everyone, including the poorest of the poor in rural India, will have access to clean and affordable electricity. — Jacqueline Novogratz

The ecological impact of book manufacture and traditional book marketing – I think that should really be considered. We have this industry in which we cut down trees to make the paper that we then use enormous amounts of electricity to turn into books that weigh a great deal and are then shipped enormous distances to point-of-sale retail. — William Gibson

What I treasure most at any moment is intimacy, surprise, a sense of mystery, wit, depth and love. A handful of cherished friends offer me this, and the occasional singer or film-maker or artist. But my most reliable sources of electricity are Henry David Thoreau, Shakespeare, Melville and Emily Dickinson. — Pico Iyer

Every smart person that I admire in the world, and those I semi-fear, is focused on this concept of crypto for a reason. They understand that this is the driving force of the fourth industrial revolution: steam engine, electricity, then the microchip – blockchain and crypto is the fourth. — Brock Pierce

Why is electricity so expensive these days? Why does it cost so much for something I can make with a balloon and my hair? — Dennis Miller

My mother did not have a toaster oven and would toast bread in the oven, which I thought was stupid. They didn’t do cars and electricity, that kind of stuff. — James Turrell

Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn’t go far didn’t see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded. — Tim Allen

When I meet a person and that chemistry is there, I cannot hide the electricity. I need to learn more about him, and once I feel safe, I’m gone, I’m in love, and I give it my all! — Taraji P. Henson

In the traditional dances, physical contact was permitted in a way that it wasn’t in everyday life. The electricity of physical contact has gone therefore from young people’s lives. — Roger Scruton

Think of energy almost like emotional electricity. It has a powerful way of uniting ordinary people, their connected spirit, to do extraordinary things. — Angela Ahrendts

There is a class of persons whose souls are essentially non-conductors to the electricity of sentiment, and whose minds seem to be filled with their own train of thinking, convictions, and purposes to the exclusion of everything else. — William Godwin

The world has today 546 nuclear plants generating electricity. Their experience is being continuously researched, and feedback should be provided to all. Nuclear scientists have to interact with the people of the nation, and academic institutions continuously update nuclear power generation technology and safety. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

They were nothing like the French people I had imagined. If anything, they were too kind, too generous and too knowledgable in the fields of plumbing and electricity. — David Sedaris

If it weren’t for electricity, we’d all be watching television by candlelight. — George Gobel

And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected. — Spike Milligan

I didn’t leave home until 27. I was an only child raised in Philadelphia by my mother and grandmother. My grandmother controlled the stove. She made a lot of potato meals – mashed potato, potato souffle, potato pancakes. When we didn’t have electricity, we ate romantically by candlelight. — Jill Scott

Fibre optic is becoming like electricity. If you look at how electricity spread around the globe 100 years ago, that’s what’s happening now. — Reed Hastings

Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we’re going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles. — Bill Gates

When the founder of World Energy Solutions Inc. assembled his first board in 2000, it consisted of nine investors and friends. The group met quarterly, generally affirming Domaleski’s every action. But the Worcester, Mass., company, which auctions electricity and gas credits, lacked customers and financing. It needed more from its board to survive. — Tahl Raz

Historically, we have lived in a nation of energy dependence. Dependence on others for our heating and electricity, and for our fuel for transportation. — Mike Pompeo

In the early 1980s, I got into a war with my management – they just kept on suing me and I lost everything. So I had to go out on tour to make sure the electricity stayed on. — Meat Loaf

An energy tax punishes senior citizens, it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you. This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job. — Newt Gingrich

The two great agents of the physical world have become subject to the will of man and have been made subservient to his wants and enjoyments; I allude to steam and electricity, under whatever name the latter may be called. — John C. Calhoun

The biggest thing that concerns me is when we start getting countries using cybercrime to shut down infrastructure, electricity, communications systems, the Internet, et cetera. — Frank Abagnale

We had no electricity, no gas. Food was probably our greatest entertainment – the most fun thing that we could do was food. — Paul Prudhomme

I think that AI will lead to a low cost and better quality life for millions of people. Like electricity, it’s a possibility to build a wonderful society. Also, right now, I don’t see a clear path for AI to surpass human-level intelligence. — Andrew Ng

It’s very common to implement mob grazing and double your production for a per-acre capitalisation investment… because it doesn’t take any more corraling, no more electricity, rent, machinery or labour to double your production on an existing place. — Joel Salatin

Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left. — David Bowie

I don’t have a crystal ball, but I’m willing to bet one of my arms right now that as long as there’s electricity, Ramones music is going to be relevant. — Henry Rollins

Well, rates would go up whether you deregulate or not, and of course, the rates that are going up right now on the electricity side are still within the regulated framework. — Kenneth Lay

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. — W. C. Fields

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. — L. Frank Baum

Reason and justice tell me there’s more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. — Anton Chekhov

Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that ‘Oryx and Crake’ is anti-science. Science is a way of knowing, and a tool. Like all ways of knowing and tools, it can be turned to bad uses. And it can be bought and sold, and it often is. But it is not in itself bad. Like electricity, it’s neutral. — Margaret Atwood

We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires. — Dave Barry

Fossil fuels powered the U.S. into the industrial age and replaced windmills and wood burning, which were inefficient, as the primary sources of electricity. — Stephen Moore

Once I was walking with teammate Joy Fawcett in a hotel in Haiti. We were barefoot, and the lights went out to save electricity. Joy felt something crunch beneath her feet, and she felt the need to shine her flashlight on the floor. It was, I swear, a five-foot cockroach. — Julie Foudy

Californians devised a system of electricity sales that ignored every dimension of the free market. — P. J. O’Rourke

One of my aims was to be paid as well as a plumber. Plumber was better-paid than any performance artist who was always doing this for free. It is so important to make a good living from art. You know, John Cage, until he was 60, he couldn’t pay electricity. — Marina Abramovic

We should learn to live more with our climate and rely less on electricity to alter our climate. — James Dyson

In the 1960s, I personally lived the resounding impact of President Nasser’s vision of constructing Aswan’s High Dam as a ‘national project’ for controlling the Nile irrigation and the production of electricity. — Ahmed Zewail

Yesterday, we fought wars which destroyed cities. Today, we are concerned with avoiding a war which will destroy the earth. We can adapt atomic energy to produce electricity and move ships, but can we control its use in anger? — Robert Kennedy

Baidu and Google are great companies, but there are a lot of things you can do outside them. Just as electricity and the Internet transformed the world, I think the rise of modern A.I. technology will create a lot of opportunities both for new startups and for incumbent companies to transform. — Andrew Ng

The blockade against American natural-gas exports needs to be lifted, and the war on coal needs to be ended, so that, instead of being wasted to replace perfectly good coal-generated electricity, our natural-gas exports can be expanded even further. — Robert Zubrin

There are still hundreds of millions, billions of people living in abject poverty around the world. They need electricity. They need electricity they can count on, that they can afford. They need fuel to cook their food on that’s not animal dung. — Rex Tillerson

‘Brace the Wave’ is an acoustic-electric record recorded with electricity on analog-digital and digitally-analog equipment. — Lou Barlow

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines… There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters. — Bill Gates

How can the country that created electricity, the light bulb, modern cinema as we know it, and the Oscar Meyer Weenie Whistle not be purely awesome? — Steven Crowder

If you’re a human being, you can attempt to do what other human beings have done. We don’t understand talent any more than we understand electricity. — Maya Angelou

The first time I acted was in high school in Florida, and when I heard that applause I felt so alive and felt that electricity go up my spine. — Angela Bassett

Electricity is a wonderful thing. Do you realise that if we didn’t have electricity, we’d be watching television by candle light? — Tommy Cooper

Only electricity can give the transport sector the flexibility to switch fuels when one or more become too expensive. — Frederick W. Smith

I just went to the hobby shop and got an electricity kit and a chemistry kit, and I’m really excited to do experiments like squeezing an egg into a bottle and growing crystals. I’m really getting into hobbies. — Rivers Cuomo

We didn’t have electricity when I was a kid. We had to watch TV by candlelight. No, that’s a silly joke. — Glen Campbell

‘Frankenstein’ was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That’s a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order. — Benedict Cumberbatch

A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts. — Elvis Presley

I think that once people understand the great risks that climate change poses, they will naturally want to choose products and services that cause little or no emissions of greenhouse gases, which means ‘low-carbon consumption.’ This will apply across the board, including electricity, heating, transport and food. — Nicholas Stern

The kingdom of heaven is like electricity. You don’t see it. It is within you. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Time is our ultimate scarcity. Isaac Newton can give us more electricity, but he can’t give us more than 24 hours of the day of time. And so we’re constantly having to sacrifice alternate activities to get the one that pleases us most. — Paul Samuelson

Movies would be like a broad painted canvas… or a mystical process which cannot really be explained, like, ‘What is electricity?’ Along with the images that go on the screen, there’s a corridor of dialogue that can happen through motion pictures, whether you’re aware of it or not. — Wayne Shorter

In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads. — Stewart Brand

When I was a small boy, 10, 11, 12, probably somewhere around there, when I first heard a blues song on the radio, it was a jolt of electricity. It grabbed me by the throat, it made me shiver. And I knew from that moment that this was for me and this would be with me for the rest of my life. — Hugh Laurie

Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why is metal a conductor of electricity, and wood is not, but you’re more likely to be struck by lightning when standing under a tree? These are questions that require science to answer. — Gza

I do remember how it was to be poor. I do remember that in my early years, we had to grow and raise all of our food, even our animals. And I remember in my early life, we didn’t even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then. — Dolly Parton

Without electricity, the air would rot. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

My parents were dealing with evictions and repossessions and electricity getting shut off, and I just realized that I had to get it together. — Dwayne Johnson

They can’t do without electricity. They can do with less electricity. — Kenneth Lay

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