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
My early Book learning came to me as naturally as the seasons in … the little town in which I grew up. … Quite early I began to find a special charm in an unpeopled world … of lava rock and sagebrush desert. … I was often more purely happy at such times than I think I have ever been since.richard mckenna
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
When you are old and greyand full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this Book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly how Love fled And paced among the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
The only good war Book to come out during the last war was Under Fire by Henri Barbusse. He was the first to show us, the boys who went from school or college to the last war, that you could protest in anything besides poetry, the gigantic useless slaughter and lack of even elemental intelligence in generalship that characterized the Allied conduct of that war from 1915 to 1917.henri barbusse
When I finally got tired of arguing with her and decided to write a novel as if I was some kind of formulaic, genre writing drone, just to prove to her how awful it would be, I wrote the first Book of the Dresden Files.jim butcher
The simplest comment on my Book came from my ballet teacher. She said, "I wish you hadn’t made every line funny. It’s so depressing."Quentin Crisp
The purpose of this Book is to discuss and present evidence for the general thesis that the flow of energy through a system acts to organize that system.
My quarrel with him is, that his works contain nothing worth quoting; and a Book that furnishes no quotations, is, me judice [in my opinion], no Book - it is a plaything.thomas love peacock
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.
The Book which you are reading aloud is mine, Fidentinus; but, while you read it so badly, it begins to be yours.
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