Adam Savage Quotes

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  • If I had any dignity, that would have been humiliating.

    "MythBusters". 2003.
  • The explosions, like the urban legends, are a great way of bringing people in to watch, because it's really fun, and you know we're always going to give you a satisfying ending.

  • I am incrementally a pessimist, but I see the international debate that Edward Snowden has engendered, and I think this is exactly where the discussion should be. So, I would say I'm more optimistic than pessimistic.

  • The coolest toys don't have to be bought; they can be built. In fact, sometimes the only way they'll ever exist is if you make them yourself.

    "Adam Savage on becoming a maker". July 4, 2012.
  • Stand back! I gotta get some rocket fuel out of the fridge!

  • Mostly I make lists for projects. This can be daunting. Breaking something big into its constituent parts will help you organize your thoughts, but it can also force you to confront the depth of your ignorance and the hugeness of the task. That's OK. The project may be the lion, but the list is your whip.

    "Adam Savage's first step of project planning: make a list". October 10, 2012.
  • I have concluded through careful empirical analysis and much thought that somebody is looking out for me, keeping track of what I think about things, forgiving me when I do less than I ought. Giving me strength to shoot for more than I think I’m capable of. I believe they know everything that I do and think, and they still love me, and I’ve concluded, after careful consideration, that this person keeping score is me.

    Speech at the Reason Rally, March 26, 2012.
  • I reject your reality and substitute my own.

    Twitter post from Oct 21, 2013
  • Let's get on our knees and pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?

    "MythBusters/ Quicksand/Bathtub/Electrocution/MRI Rays and Tattoos". Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV, 2004.
  • We're allowed to explore the world at large on these things; the urban-legend aspect of it is just kind of an excuse.

  • I think at this point, there's a certain bizarre chemistry between Jamie [Hyneman] and I that we can't ignore a lot of the mechanics of, that we're quite aware of. Half of it is absolutely genuine, and half of it is us playing around with that fact.

  • Isn't television glamourous?

  • I believe that rules do not make us moral; loving each other makes us moral.

  • I find it's too much for me to read endless critiques, even if we're being well-defended, of exactly what we're doing. When someone tells us something we're doing wrong on the boards, we try to respond, we try to be responsive to the fan boards, but yeah, I can't read them.

  • There is no dignity in television.

    "MythBusters/ Vodka Myths". Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV, 2005.
  • When I finally got up to Industrial Light And Magic to work on the 'Star Wars' movies as a model-maker, it felt like dying and going to heaven.

    "Mythbusters' Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage". Interview with Genevieve Koski, April 08, 2008.
  • I've always thought something that makes you laugh, it makes you laugh because there's a little bit of truth to it.

    "'The Question Is More Complicated Than The Answer': Making 'Mythbusters'". Interview with Linda Holmes, June 15, 2010.
  • Fractals, the theory of relativity, the genome: these are magnificently beautiful constructs.

  • sticks and stones can only break bones; but words can shatter the soul

  • My dignity and good television - they'll never meet.

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • Bad spellers of the world untie!

  • The skeptical community is absolutely near and dear to the Mythbusters’ heart and there’s no small reason that they’ve embraced us. That’s our people. That’s the way we like to think.

    "Stay Curious with Jamie and Adam of Mythbusters". Interview with Jenny Williams, October 5, 2009.
  • Again, like I said, my life has been about being fascinated by objects and the stories that they tell, and also making them for myself, obtaining them, appreciating them and diving into them.

  • The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face! How do you think that makes me feel?

    "MythBusters/ Breaking Glass". Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV, 2005.
  • The Internet is probably the most important technological advancement of my lifetime. Its strength lies in its open architecture and its ability to allow a framework where all voices can be heard.

    Lying   Voice   Important  
  • I'm not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun... Not unless I have to!

  • Let's blow some stuff up.

  • I like to work fast. I despise not having the right tool or, worse, knowing I have it but not being able to find it. It's a pointless delay that wrecks my pace - and mood.

    "Inside Adam Savage's Toolbox" by Adam Savage, August 22, 2012.
  • Deadlines refine the mind. They remove variables like exotic materials and processes that take too long. The closer the deadline, the more likely you'll start thinking waaay outside the box.

    "Under age gun: when less time can mean better problem-solving" by Adam Savage, February 11, 2013.
  • Technology is usually there to let some process go on hidden in the background. For us on 'MythBusters,' we're always trying to make the process apparent. So, we have learned to try and never rely on a technological solution when an analogue one is in front of us.

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