50+ Funny Engineering Quotes That Will Make You Laugh!

Last Updated on December 2, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

This is an interesting writing about funny engineering quotes and sayings. 

Engineering subjects are always hard and painful. But these are the most valuable and demandable subjects on the planet. Those who mastered engineering must be an extraordinary person. As a boring discipline, we should always take those disciplines as fun. Below you’ll find some funny mechanical and electrical engineering quotes that are interesting to read! Hope you’ll enjoy it. Thanks. 

“Math is my Passion. Engineering is my Profession.” – Wilfred James Dolor

“One has to watch out for engineers – they begin with the sewing machine and end up with the atomic bomb.” – Marcel Pagnol

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“When engineers and quantity surveyors discuss aesthetics and architects study what cranes do we are on the right road.” – Ove Arup

“The life work of the engineer consists in the systematic application of natural forces and the systematic development of natural resources in the service of man.” – Harry Walter Tyler

“The scientist discovers a new type of material or energy and the engineer discovers a new use for it.” – Gordon Lindsay Glegg

“Any idiot can build a bridge that stands, but it takes an engineer to build a bridge that barely stands.” – Unknown

“Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.” – Scott Adams

“Engineering is not only the study of 45 subjects but it is moral studies of intellectual life.” – Prakhar Srivastav

“First rule of engineering; beware prototypes. Along with, avoid anything made by an engineer who doesn’t have all his own fingers.” – Simon R. Green

“I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.” – Elon Musk

“The most important thing is to keep the most important thing the most important thing.” – Donald P. Coduto

“A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.” – Freeman Dyson

funny engineering quotes

“Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man.” – Unknown

“Engineering is the art and science of nuts and bolts.” – Unknown

“The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table.” – Unknown

“It is exciting to discover electrons and figure out the equations that govern their movement; it is boring to use those principles to design electric can openers. From here on out, it’s all can openers.” – Neal Stephenson

“A great bridge is a great monument which should serve to make known the splendour and genius of a nation; one should not occupy oneself with efforts to perfect it architecturally, for taste is always susceptible to change, but to conserve always in its form and decoration the character of solidity which is proper.” – Jean Peronnet

“An engineer is someone who is good with figures, but doesn’t have the personality of an accountant.” – Unknown

“Architects and engineers are among the most fortunate of men since they build their own monuments with public consent, public approval and often public money.” – John Prebble

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The problem in this business isn’t to keep people from stealing your ideas; it’s making them steal your ideas!” – Howard Aiken

“The history of engineering is really the history of breakages, and of learning from those breakages. I was taught at college ‘the engineer learns most on the scrapheap.” – C.A. Claremont

“A theory may be so rich in descriptive possibilities that it can be made to fit any data.” – Phillip Johnson-Laird

“An engineer is someone who washes his hands before going to the toilet.” – Unknown

funny engineering quotes one liners

“Improvement makes straight roads: but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.” – William Blake

“The engineer’s first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is.” – Unknown

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

“When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

“I had no talent for science. What was infinitely worse: all my fraternity brothers were engineers.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Daddy will I ever have free time? No son, we are engineers.” – Unknown

“After four years of engineering, say hello to my little friend.” – Unknown

“At that time (1909) the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.” – Igor Sikorsky

“I guess the question I’m asked the most often is: “When you were sitting in that capsule listening to the count-down, how did you feel?” Well, the answer to that one is easy. I felt exactly how you would feel if you were getting ready to launch and knew you were sitting on top of two million parts — all built by the lowest bidder on a government contract.” – John Glenn

“I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.” – Neil Armstrong

funny civil engineering quotes

“We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.” – Unknown

“Hackathons are these things where just all of the Facebook engineers get together and stay up all night building things. And, I mean, usually at these hackathons, I code too, just alongside everyone.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“P.H.D in electrical engineering, made the world laugh without saying a word!” – Unknown

“I’m an engineer by trade, and what engineers do is they go and build, and they don’t think a lot about storytelling.” – Travis Kalanick

“But remember this, Japanese boy airplanes are not tools for war. They are not for making money. Airplanes are beautiful dreams. Engineers turn dreams into reality.” – Unknown

“Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.” – Scott Adams

“Unfortunately, humans have a long history of trying to fix their engineering mistakes with more engineering mistakes!” – Unknown

“In engineering, the joints are the most crucial. They have to be both firm and flexible, exactly like the joints in our body.” – Unknown

“Engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar which any bungler can be with two after a fashion.” – Unknown

Short Funny Engineering Quotes

“Gall Bladder – Bladder of a Girl.”

“Engineering is merely the slow younger brother of physics.” – Unknown

mechanical engineering quotes

“Antibody – One who hates his body.”

“Science is about knowing, engineering is about doing.” – Unknown

“Engineering is the continuation of politics by other means.” – Unknown

“Bacteria – Back door of a Cafeteria.”

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” – Unknown

“Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure.” – Unknown

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