Calculating Machine Quotes (2 quotes)
For, in mathematics or symbolic logic, reason can crank out the answer from the symboled equationseven a calculating machine can often do sobut it cannot alone set up the equations. Imagination resides in the words which define and connect the symbolssubtract them from the most aridly rigorous mathematical treatise and all meaning vanishes. Was it Eddington who said that we once thought if we understood 1 we understood 2, for 1 and 1 are 2, but we have since found we must learn a good deal more about and?
On Sept 15th  Mr Goulburn, Chancellor of the Exchequer, asked my opinion on the utility of Mr Babbage's calculating machine, and the propriety of spending further sums of money on it. I replied, entering fully into the matter, and giving my opinion that it was worthless.