I’ve learned over decades of building that a deadline is a potent tool...

I’ve learned over decades of building that a deadline is a potent tool for problem-solving.

–Adam Savage
I like to work fast. I despise not having the right tool or,...

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.

–Adam Savage
I learned at an early age that I could make the things that I wanted.

I learned at an early age that I could make the things that I wanted. That’s a very powerful thing to realize as a kid. LEGOs were a key part of that.

–Adam Savage
I’m actually the fourth generation in my family to have no practical use for the church...

I’m actually the fourth generation in my family to have no practical use for the church, or God, or religion. My children continue this trend.

–Adam Savage
Wrong turns are part of every journey.....

Wrong turns are part of every journey. They are, as Kurt Vonnegut was fond of saying, “Dancing lessons from God,” and the last thing we want to do is give our kids two left feet.

–Adam Savage
My advice is keep your lips away from the spinning things.

My advice is, keep your lips away from the spinning things.

–Adam Savage
The best part of making a list is, you guessed it, crossing things off.

The best part of making a list is, you guessed it, crossing things off.

–Adam Savage
Of course, I love tools. I also love arranging them, to the point where I came up with...

Of course, I love tools. I also love arranging them, to the point where I came up with a name for my organizing metric: first-order retrievability.

–Adam Savage
Let’s get on our knees and pray. I don’t know to whom....

Let’s get on our knees and pray. I don’t know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?

–Adam Savage
It doesn’t matter if you’re a model maker, a potter, a dancer, a programmer...

It doesn’t matter if you’re a model maker, a potter, a dancer, a programmer, a writer, a political activist, a teacher, a musician, a milliner, whatever. It’s all the same. Making is making, and none of it is failure.

–Adam Savage
I think LEGOs are one of the best toys ever developed.

I think LEGOs are one of the best toys ever developed.

–Adam Savage
My workplace is wherever I’m making something, which could be in a field...

My workplace is wherever I’m making something, which could be in a field in gold country, or in an abandoned warehouse on a military base.

–Adam Savage
Let’s blow some stuff up.

Let’s blow some stuff up.

–Adam Savage
That’s the show. It’s like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.

That’s the show. It’s like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.

–Adam Savage
My dignity and good television – they’ll never meet.

My dignity and good television – they’ll never meet.

–Adam Savage
I wouldn’t say jamie is an evil genius....

I wouldn’t say Jamie is an evil genius. I’m not sure he’s evil and I’m not sure he’s a genius.

–Adam Savage
In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a “failed experiment.”

In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a “failed experiment.” Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.

–Adam Savage
“I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.” is locked I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.

I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.

–Adam Savage
Gravity. It’s not just a good idea; it’s the law!

Gravity. It’s not just a good idea; it’s the law!

–Adam Savage
I’m not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun… Not unless I have to!

I’m not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun… Not unless I have to!

–Adam Savage
Failure is always an option.

Failure is always an option.

–Adam Savage
The difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.

The difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.

–Adam Savage
I began furiously making lists, and more lists, until I was making lists of lists . . .

I began furiously making lists, and more lists, until I was making lists of lists . . .

–Adam Savage
Being a geek is all about learning the inventories of things.

Being a geek is all about learning the inventories of things.

–Adam Savage
I have some ideas on how to fix that. ....

I have some ideas on how to fix that. They’re not very good ideas, but at least they’re ideas!

–Adam Savage
Firemen have the coolest toys ever!

Firemen have the coolest toys ever!

–Adam Savage
I believe that rules do not make us moral; loving each other makes us moral.

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

–Adam Savage
Sticks and stones can only break bones; but words can shatter the soul.

Sticks and stones can only break bones; but words can shatter the soul.

–Adam Savage
Bigger is always better.

Bigger is always better.

–Adam Savage
I reject your reality and substitute my own.

I reject your reality and substitute my own.

–Adam Savage