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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.
The manual for WordStar, the most popular word-processing program, is 400 pages thick. To write a novel, you have to read a novel - one that reads like a mystery to most people. They're not going to learn slash q-z any more than they're going to learn Morse code. That is what Macintosh is all about.
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
Some of the best ideas I get seem to happen when I'm doing mindless manual labor or exercise. I'm not sure how that happens, but it leaves me free for remarkable ideas to occur.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
R. Buckminster Fuller
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.
Language pedants hew to an oral tradition of shibboleths that have no basis in logic or style, that have been defied by great writers for centuries, and that have been disavowed by every thoughtful usage manual.
Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner's manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.
A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
There's not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team.
Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it.
There was no blueprint or how-to manual for fixing a global financial meltdown, an auto crisis, two wars and a great recession, all at the same time.
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.
Jews have a special relationship to books, and the Haggadah has been translated more widely, and reprinted more often, than any other Jewish book. It is not a work of history or philosophy, not a prayer book, user's manual, timeline, poem or palimpsest - and yet it is all these things.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I don't even know if I have kind of a personal, like a take or a mental manual of how I'm raising kids. It's really - I think with everybody, it's just day-to-day and you just try to deal with every situation as they come.
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.
I imported the first Mac into England in 1984; you know, the beige box. I imported what I think were the first four that came into England. I never opened the instruction manual. That was the best thing about it.
I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
I would write my editorials using a manual typewriter in pitch-black darkness... I would produce the whole thing without having seen the text.
I am on the power toothbrush train and I'm asking people to try to using an Oral B power toothbrush. I just started using one and I cannot believe that I waited this long to use a power toothbrush. It's so much easier than using a manual toothbrush.
Real philosophy is like trying to read an alarm system installation manual in Korean.
Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.
My father was a manual worker.
I have a Ph.D. in cell biology. And that's really manual labor. I mean, experimental science, you do it with your hands. So it's very different. You're out there in a lab, cleaning test tubes, and it just wasn't that fascinating.
Food became for me a way of becoming self-sufficient with my hands, to regain manual literacy, which I think has been lost on our generation and certainly younger generations. Very few people can actually make things with their hands and do things with their hands.
And what we've lost sight of is that performing manual labor with your hands is one of the most incredibly satisfying and positive things you can do.
I spend a fair amount of time on my computer, but I don't hack into anything. I have to open the manual and follow instructions.
Every decade needs its own manual of handicraft.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
I love weird or funny or beautiful sentences; Joy Williams could write a microwave-oven manual and I'm sure I'd love it, because the sentences would be tuned up like music.
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