SERRELL: What are all these things? There must be thousands.
EDISON: I call them electric lamps. They will be like tiny suns, one in each room of every home.
SERRELL: And that’s why you have so many?
EDISON: No, they are there to remind me of what I’ve already tried. I don’t want to forget. If we don’t learn from the past we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes.
SERRELL: I guess that makes sense. But couldn’t one say, the definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over again, expecting a different result.
EDISON: You think I’m mad? Have you seen Tesla?
SERRELL: Right. Speaking of madness, maybe keep these shiny baubles of yours away in a box under the stairs for the time being.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”-Thomas Edison
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”-Albert Einstein
“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”-George Santayana