Rewards and punishments, to speak frankly, are the desk of the soul, that is, a means of enslaving a child's spirit, and better suited to provoke than to prevent deformities.
I'd rather chase a dream than be content to sit behind a desk.G-Eazy
If any pale student, glued to his desk, here seek an apology for a way of life whose natural fruits is that pallid and emasculate scholarship of which New England has had too many examples, it will be far better that this sketch had not been written. For the student there is, in its season, no better place than the saddle, and no better companion than the rifle or the oar.francis parkman
In fact, a very similar phrase was invented to account for the sudden transition of wood, metal, plastic and concrete into an explosive condition, which was "nonlinear, catastrophic structural exasperation," or to put it another way--as a junior cabinet minister did on television the following night in a phrase which was to haunt the rest of his career--the check-in desk had just got "fundamentally fed up with being where it was."douglas adams
A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.unknown
She that with poetry is won Is but a desk to write upon.
"There goes the dinner-bell, and here comes my aunt to scold me for sitting here at my desk all day, instead of staying with the company: wish the company were - gone."anne brontë
If love were a product, the queue at the faulty goods desk would stretch right round the universe and back. It doesn't work properly. The seams come apart and it's full of powdered glass.charlie brooker
If I'm not at my desk by 4 AM, I feel like I'm missing my most productive hours. In addition to starting early, I keep an antique hour glass on my desk and every hour break briefly to do pushups, sit-ups, and some quick stretches. I find this helps keep the blood (and ideas) flowing.dan brown
Jones may well be more effective outside the administration than within it (I think Beck put it as "dangerous." Semantics.) As Ariana Huffington opined in a post September 7 called "Thank You, Glenn Beck!" (The Huffington Post), Van Jones was undeniably the best person for this job, but the job wasn't best for him. Van Jones is not someone who ought to be stuck behind a desk, calculating tax credits and guarding his opinions from the 24-hour news-culture vultures.van jones
I'd gone to the Lamaze classes, and the second time I said, 'Breathe!' Sonia said, 'Shut up!' So I said, 'OK, I'll sit at this desk and find something to do.philippe kahn
I didn't know whether to run from my seat...I was in the line of fire. My desk is now a crime scene.nicole lapin
...there I came to know him (Mises) mainly as a tremendously efficient executive, the kind of man who, as was said of John Stuart Mill, because he does a normal day's work in two hours, always has a clear desk and time to talk about anything. I came to know him as one of the best educated and informed men I have ever known...ludwig von mises
They don't make poles long enough for me want to touch Microsoft products, and I don't want any mass-marketed game-playing device or Windows appliance near my desk or on my network. This is my workbench, dammit, it's not a pretty box to impress people with graphics and sounds. When I work at this system up to 12 hours a day, I'm profoundly uninterested in what user interface a novice user would prefer.erik naggum
I come closer to my desk as to a bulwark against life.fernando pessoa
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
It’s amazing that I sit at my job all day and no one sees me clearly enough to say What is that boy doing behind a desk?james richardson
I hung up. It was a step in the right direction, but it didn't go far enough. I ought to have locked the door and hid under the desk.Raymond Chandler
Cowperthwaite had a clear desk with no files; he had plenty of time to think. Few were his equals in either intellect or initiative. He invariably had his way with the departments.john james cowperthwaite
We sneered at each other across the desk for a moment. He sneered better than I did.Raymond Chandler
She that with poetry is won, Is but a desk to write upon; And what men say of her they mean No more than on the thing they lean.
(re an antique book on his desk) Oliver, would you mind leaving that alone? It's not mine, and it's worth half the gross national product. (on Guillam's Porsche) What a perfectly revolting little car! How ever will we all fit in?
My friend Reg Murphy, now publisher of the Baltimore Sun, has a sign behind his desk advising those who would take on the press that it is never wise to do battle with anyone who buys ink by the barrel.
The citation as used in scientometric analysis and science and technology indicators is not identical to the reference produced at the scientist's desk. In other words, the citation is the product of the citation indexer, not of the scientist.
'Twas on the inner bark, stripped from the pine, Our father pencilled this epistle rare; Two blazing pine knots did his torches shine, Two braided pallets formed his desk and chair.
I come closer to my desk as to a bulwark against life.