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Manual Quotes

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Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual.
They never look at it.
- James Levine

Related topics: Work

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I hate having to read the manual.
- Trevor Horn

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
- George Orwell

 

A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
- Gloria Steinem

Writing is manual labor of the mind:
a job,
like laying pipe.
- John Gregory Dunne

There's something on the Internet called the White Resistance Manual.
It's pretty much for white supremacists.
- Sherman Austin

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I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know,
do hard, manual labor than write lyrics.
- Natalie Merchant

It is still true that it is easier to compose a poem
in the form of a manual for adjusting a VCR than it
is to write a piece using just tuning as a symphony.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming
manual to teach myself to write programs on the school's
DEC mainframe in the language Basic.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Fame is empowering.
My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it.
But there's no manual, no training course.
- Charlie Sheen

Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.
- Ishmael Reed

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but,
as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.
- Mary Ellen Chase

I see journalists as the manual workers,
the laborers of the word.
Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
- Marguerite Duras

Every decade needs its own manual of handicraft.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

I class myself as a manual laborer.
- Theodore White

I've got a Range Rover.
It's brilliant actually but it's manual.
- Mick Ralphs

I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night,
read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day.
- Jodie Foster

Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even
chopsticks comes with an instruction manual.
Children, despite all their complexity,
do not.
- Lawrence Kutner

I love being in my garden.
I don't plant a lot of exotic flora,
but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Growing up, being watched from the outside...
it's kind of very taxing and maybe I should just do
some kind of manual labor-it might be more relaxing.
But I can't, it's not in my nature.
- Jennifer Connelly

It is estimated that raising the retirement age to
70 would cut the shortfall by about 36%.
But this proposal has some drawbacks.
Women and men who have worked jobs that require manual
labor all of their lives may not physically be able
to do work until they are 70 years old.
- Steve Israel

Jesus Christ is our supreme commander,
but He operates only through His word,
which is unquestionably a training manual.
However, He has many interpreters, and few people see
the Bible as a true training manual.
- Gary North

The only hope of socialism resides in those who have
already brought about in themselves,
as far as is possible in the society of today,
that union between manual and intellectual labor which
characterizes the society we are aiming at.
- Simone Weil

Who has time to manually spam web sites? That can't be very cost effective.
- Eric Cheng

Although Patterson Beams was not my first plug-in,
I knew from the beginning that I would write it,
because the single biggest time consuming factor for
me was editing each beam manually.
- Robert Patterson

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to
manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story -
a beginning,
a middle, and an end.
- Len Wein

I don't know anybody's road who's been paved perfectly for them,
there are no manuals, you don't know what life has in store for you.
- Drew Barrymore

I'm rather pleased with the new manuals.
I see Inform now as a gauche young adult,
having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months.
- Graham Nelson

The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of
programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that.
So I thought I might have some talent.
- Donald Knuth

There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek,
Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command
style and countless scholarly papers that have been
written about the significance of Next Generation.
- Patrick Stewart

But typically for a project like the Mac,
the size we had was pretty good.
And it has different stages.
The team grows as you have to write manuals and do testing...
though the Mac had no formal testing.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Many persons have been confused and discouraged at
the very outset of the study by the great variety and
the delicate distinctions of the openings:
and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise
excellent manuals for the learner.
- Howard Staunton

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

I was reading the dictionary.
I thought it was a poem about everything.
- Steven Wright

A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman,
but a writing man and woman is exact.
- Marcus Garvey

My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish.
Don't forget that their support and their reading of
my works is what brought me the Nobel prize.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I have always loved reading, so was interested in the literary world,
and took many literary portraits.
- Fay Godwin

I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading,
as I had in the writing.
- Francis Quarles

I read all the time.
I was reading a book I admire very much by Alice McDermot called Charming Billy.
- John McGahern

I don't want little kids reading my comics.
- Jhonen Vasquez

My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from
theater to theater and reading to reading.
- Alicia Keys

I am so sick of reading about another car bomb,
another suicide bomber, another 10, 20,
30, 70, 100 people dead in a day, both Americans and Iraqis.
- Rosanne Cash

Grown men have been seen fleeing after reading the menu posted outside.
- William E. Geist

By crying on my bed, drinking quite a lot and feeling tempted by drugs.
Well, just not reading it to be perfectly honest with you.
I know it's a bit of a copout.
- Jo Brand

Reading is my greatest luxury.
- Louise Brown

I am 82 years old.
I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading.
- Tony Hillerman

Learn as much by writing as by reading.
- Lord Acton

I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
- V. S. Naipaul

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative:
the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about
interesting people and places.
- Louise Brown

Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
- William Styron

I wish in my own mind I were more definite -
that I was absolutely convinced I'd never direct someone else's script,
but I keep reading scripts, because I might find something.
- Paul Mazursky

I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez,
my wife.
She reads everything I write - I have not finished
writing something and she is already reading it.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

We never stop reading, although every book comes to an end,
just as we never stop living, although death is certain.
- Roberto Bolano

We are the children of a technological age.
We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work.
Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books.
Reading them, however, has not changed.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down,
I was convulsed with laughter.
Someday I intend reading it.
- Groucho Marx

The fat lady hasn't sung yet.
We'll wait until we get a look at what is in the motion passed on third reading.
- Bobby Orr

I was reading a book...
'the history of glue' - I couldn't put it down.
- Tim Vine


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