Need I go on? I hate to bite Hands that led me to the limelight In the Penguin book, I regret The awkwardness. But British, no, the name's not right. Yours truly, Seamus.SeamusJustin Heaney: 1983 'An Open Letter to Blake and Andrew, Editors, Contemporary British Verse, Penguin Books, Middlesex'. Heaney was complaining at his inclusion in the book edited by Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion on the grounds of his Irish nationality.
Would you rather live in lively London or where a young penguin lies screaming?Gavin Buchanan Ewart: 1977 Where aYoung Penguin Lies Screaming, epigraph.
As stated in the book, the First Penguin award went to students who went out on a limb and failed! This came "from the notion that when penguins are about to jump into water that might contain predators, well, somebody's got to be the first penguin." So, even if there are failures, it brings experience. Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.randy pausch: Chapter 39: Be the First Penguin, p. 149
Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.Torvalds, Linus (1996-06-09). Post to comp.os.linux.announce newsgroup. Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
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Penguinia gloried in its wealth . Those who produced the things necessary for life , wanted them; those who did not produce them had more than enough. "But these," as a member of the Institute said, "are necessary economic fatalities." The great Penguin people had no longer either traditions, intellectual culture , or arts . The progress of civilisation manifested itself among them by murderous industry, infamous speculation, and hideous luxury . Its capital assumed, as did all the great cities of the time , a cosmopolitan and financial character. An immense and regular ugliness reigned within it. The country enjoyed perfect tranquillity . It had reached its zenith.anatole france: Book VII : Modern Times, Ch. IX : The Final Consequences
It was high time for a generous benefactor to come to the relief of our necessities . Rich and poor, learned and ignorant are turning away from us. And when we try to lead back these misguided souls , neither threats nor promises, neither gentleness nor violence , nor anything else is now successful. The Penguin clergy pine in desolation; our country priests, reduced to following the humblest of trades, are shoeless, and compelled to live upon such scraps as they can pick up. In our ruined churches the rain of heaven falls upon the faithful, and during the holy offices they can hear the noise of stones falling from the arches. The tower of the cathedral is tottering and will soon fall. St. Orberosia is forgotten by the Penguins, her devotion abandoned, and her sanctuary deserted. On her shrine, bereft of its gold and precious stones, the spider silently weaves her web.anatole france: Book VII : Modern Times, Ch. IX : The Final Consequences
Even I, the only man in the world who can get angry from looking at a picture of a penguin, find this bad news.richard m. stallman:
Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100 mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.linus torvalds: Torvalds, Linus (1996-06-09). Post. comp.os.linux.announce newsgroup. Google Groups. Retrieved on 2006-08-28.