tesla: if edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. ... i was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.
edison: everyone steals in commerce and industry. i've stolen a lot, myself. but i know how to steal! they don't know how to steal!
tesla: money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. all my money has been invested into experiments with which i have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.
"tesla came over from graz and went to work for thomas edison. edison couldn't stand tesla for several reasons. one was that tesla showed up for work every day in formal dress - morning coat, spats, top hat and gloves - and this just wasn't the american way at the time. edison also hated tesla because tesla invented so many things while wearing these clothes." -laurie anderson, "dance of electricity", united states part 1