The man steps past them, his cheeks seamed vertically in deep parentheses, as though it has been his habit frequently to smile. They do not see him smile. The Tao , he reminds himself, is older than God .
We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses.alan perlis
'Course, that doesn't work when 'a' contains parentheses.larry wall
(What the world needs (I think) is not (a Lisp (with fewer parentheses)) but (an English (with more.)))
These are your father's parentheses. Elegant weapons, for a more... civilized age.
I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.d. h. lawrence
1958 - John McCarthy and Paul Graham invent LISP. Due to high costs caused by a post-war depletion of the strategic parentheses reserve LISP never becomes popular... Fortunately for computer science the supply of curly braces and angle brackets remains high.