Peter Cooper Quotes (2 quotes)
“There are only a few images that are not forced to provide meaning, or have to go through the filter of a specific idea.”
Photography, or the Writing of Light (2000)
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPeter Cooper
Born: February 12, 1791
Died: April 4, 1883 (aged 92)
Occupation: Inventor, industrialist, philanthropist
Bio: Peter Cooper was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S., and founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York City.
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