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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.
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.
A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it.
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.
My father was a manual worker.
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.
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 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 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.
I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.
Every decade needs its own manual of handicraft.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
I class myself as a manual laborer.
Acting is a great way to make a living, especially when I consider what my alternatives were and probably still are. I mean, you are only making movies. It is a lot less pressure than being a surgeon; although it seemed like the only other thing that I was qualified for was manual labour.
I never play video games! I'm so bad at it. I have, like, no manual dexterity.
I've got a Range Rover. It's brilliant actually but it's manual.
I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics.
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
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