Some people have called the Book the "bible of software engineering". I would agree with that in one respect: that is, everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a few people go by it.fred brooks
Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good Book.bill watterson
When we are returned to power we want to put in the statute Book an act which will make our people citizens of the world before they are citizens of this country.clement attlee
It is remarkable that whilst the Doctors of the Sorbonne were urging Francis the First absolutely to suppress printing even as late as 1533 and whilst this enlightened monarch had actually issued letters-patent January 3 1535 prohibiting under pain of death any person to print any Book or books, and ordering all booksellers' shops to be closed under the same penalty, the Jews should have hailed with delight this invention as a Divine gift and sung its praises because it enabled them to multiply and circulate the word of God.christian david ginsburg
The news of the day as it reaches the newspaper office is an incredible medley of fact, propaganda, rumor, suspicion, clues, hopes, and fears, and the task of selecting and ordering that news is one of the truly sacred and priestly offices in a democracy. For the newspaper is in all literalness the bible of democracy, the Book out of which a people determines its conduct.walter lippmann
The Bible is the treasure of the poor, the solace of the sick, and the support of the dying; and while other books may amuse and instruct in a leisure hour, it is the peculiar triumph of that Book to create light in the midst of darkness, to alleviate the sorrow which admits of no other alleviation, to direct a beam of hope to the heart which no other topic of consolation can reach; while guilt, despair, and death vanish at the touch of its holy inspiration.robert hall
I started to work on this Book in 1954, when, having been called to active duty in the Navy, I was relieved of the burdens of a full-time psychoanalytic practice... Within a year of its publication, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene demanded, in a letter citing specifically 'The Myth Of Mental Illness', that I be dismissed from my university position because I did not "believe" in mental illness.thomas szasz
The sentences in the Book of providence are sometimes long, and you must read a great way before you understand their meaning.matthew henry
Ptolemy's Geography is the only Book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time.ptolemy
I will on thee as on a comet look, A comet, the sad world's ill-boding Book; Thy light as luctual and stain'd with woes I'll judge, where penal flames sit mixt and close. But though some think thou shin'st but to restrain Bold storms, and simply dost attend on rain; Yet I know well, and so our sins require, Thou dost but court cold rain, till rain turns fire.Henry Vaughan
I cannot emphasize enough that I do not start with a plan or agenda and mechanically manipulate characters and events to carry it out. I set characters in motion, and let them teach me what the Book is.lois mcmaster bujold
I love the joy of mountains Wandering free with no concerns Every day I find food for this old body There’s leisure for thinking, nothing to do Often I carry an ancient Book Sometimes I climb a rock pavilion To look down a thousand foot precipice Overhead are swirling clouds A cold moon chilly cold My body feels like a flying cranehan shan
A Little Treasury of Modern Poetry is a standard Oscar Williams production... ...the Book has the merit of containing a considerably larger selection of Oscar Williams’s poems than I have seen in any other anthology. There are nine of his poems and five of Hardy ’s. It takes a lot of courage to like your own poetry almost twice as well as Hardy’s.Randall Jarrell
One writer, for instance, excels at a plan, or a title-page, another works away the body of the Book, and a third is a dab at an index.Oliver Goldsmith
Writing a Book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
How I wish you could see the potentialThe potential of you and meIt's like a Book elegantly bound, butIn a language that you can't read just yetYou got to spend some time, loveYou got to spend some time with meAnd I know that you'll find loveI will possess your heartben gibbard
The Psalms are an everlasting manual to the soul; the Book of its immortal wishes, its troubles, its aspirations, and its hopes; sung in every tongue, and in every age; destined to endure while the universe of God has light, harmony, or grandeur, while man has religion or sensibility, while language has sublimity or sweetness.henry giles
You write a Book like that that you're fond of over the years, then you see that happen to it, it's like pissing in your father's beer.ernest hemingway
Only another writer, someone who had worked his heart out on a good Book which sold three thousand copies, could appreciate the thrill that overcame me one April morning in 1973 when Dean Rivers of our small college in Georgia appeared at my classroom door.james a. michener
In anything fit to be called by the name of reading, the process itself should be absorbing and voluptuous; we should gloat over a Book, be rapt clean out of ourselves, and rise from the perusal, our mind filled with the busiest, kaleidoscopic dance of images, incapable of sleep or of continuous thought. The words, if the Book be eloquent, should run thenceforward in our ears like the noise of breakers, and the story, if it be a story, repeat itself in a thousand coloured pictures to the eye.Robert Louis Stevenson
Let us never underestimate the motivational force that the belief in Scripture’s divine proximity has upon exegetes. They open the Book having already invested their faith in the proposition that it is underwritten by God.
To produce a mighty Book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it.
A good Book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit , embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.john milton
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