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1. "Why don't they complain?""They do sometimes. But usually there's nothing in particular to complain about. Take the case of Hardy's appointment: Who was to blame? Hardy himself? The men? It certainly wasn't the CO. But that's how it always is. Whenever one of us doesn't get an appointment or a promotion, there's always a mist of regulations that makes things unclear. On the surface everything in the army appears to be ruled by manuals, regulations, procedures: it seems very cut and dried. But actually, underneath there are all these murky shadows that you can never quite see: prejudice, distrust, suspicion."
Author: Amitav Ghosh
2. "You read a hundredmilitary manuals you won't find the word kill they trickyou into killing."
Author: Anne Carson
3. "When we read, another person thinks for us: we merely repeat his mental process. It is the same as the pupil, in learning to write, following with his pen the lines that have been pencilled by the teacher. Accordingly, in reading, the work of thinking is, for the greater part, done for us. This is why we are consciously relieved when we turn to reading after being occupied with our own thoughts. But, in reading, our head is, however, really only the arena of some one else's thoughts. And so it happens that the person who reads a great deal—that is to say, almost the whole day, and recreates himself by spending the intervals in thoughtless diversion, gradually loses the ability to think for himself; just as a man who is always riding at last forgets how to walk. Such, however, is the case with many men of learning: they have read themselves stupid. For to read in every spare moment, and to read constantly, is more paralysing to the mind than constant manual work..."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
4. "In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage."
Author: Bill Cosby
5. "I wanted to beat the heck out of the JV guys for that, except I wouldn't know what to do in a fistfight without a manual."
Author: Carrie Harris
6. "Después de miles de años viviendo en este planeta la raza humana debería haber elaborado una especie de manual para adolescentes, un libro en el que se les explicara cómo sobrevivir a la adolescencia y donde pudieran encontrar ayuda para resolver sus problemas. Pero aquí seguimos, apañándonoslas como podemos."
Author: Chris Colfer
7. "Male rats don't experience the hormonal changes that trigger maternal behavior in female rats. They never normally participate in infant care. Yet put a baby rat in a cage with a male adult and after a few days he will be caring for the baby almost as if he were its mother. He'll pick it up, nestle it close to him as a nursing female would, keep the baby rat clean and comforted, and even build a comfy nest for it.29 The parenting circuits are there in the male brain, even in a species in which paternal care doesn't normally exist.30 If a male rat, without even the aid of a William Sears baby-care manual, can be inspired to parent then I would suggest that the prospects for human fathers are pretty good."
Author: Cordelia Fine
8. "A screenplay is really an instruction manual, and it can be interpreted in any number of ways. The casting, the choice of location, the costumes and make-up, the actors' reading of a line or emphasis of a word, the choice of lens and the pace of the cutting - these are all part of the translation."
Author: David Nicholls
9. "You look concerned," Roshaun said from behind her. Dairine scowled over her shoulder at him. "The whole universe is in danger," she said, "and we're not sure how to save it, assuming it can be saved. One of the Powers That Be has stuffed secret messages into my brain without telling me. And a friend of mine who happens to be my wizard's manual is being reprogrammed with software that even these guys haven't had time to beta test! Wow, Roshaun, why would I need to be concerned?" Roshaun glanced at the ground. Another chair appeared for him, a slight distance from Dairine's. He lowered himself into it, stretching out his legs with a sigh. "Sarcasm," he said, "Amusing, if ineffective."
Author: Diane Duane
10. "And Nate? You kiss like a slobbering dog, you have bad breath, and you wouldn't know how to punch the right buttons on a girl if we came with manuals. Happy Thanksgiving, Jackass."
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
11. "The 'swapping' is interesting. This practice one had thought confined to certain earnest Americans in the smaller, more tedious cities, to those wives and husbands who had read sex manuals and radically wanted more of life even if it had to be, like pizza, brought in from around the corner--all of this was accomplished by Bloomsbury in the lightest, most spontaneous and good-natured manner."
Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
12. "Working to my potential.' It's like every teacher I have has some sort of manual to use when talking to me. She finished with, 'You have so much going for you,' which was the dumbest thing anyone, even Laurie, has ever said to me."
Author: Elizabeth Scott
13. "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."
Author: Eric Allin Cornell
14. "This is my life's work. It is a user's manual to the human being, a parenting book ... and how to be the best you can be."
Author: Faye Snyder
15. "Too often students are being taught to read as if literature were some kind of ethics class or civics class—or worse, some kind of self-help manual. In fact, the important thing is the way the writer uses the language."
Author: Francine Prose
16. "Fiecare epoca îsi are felul ei propriu de adorabila naivitate pe care celelalte secole i-o invidiaza: - si cât de multa naivitate respectabila, puerila si infinit de prosteasca se afla în aceasta credinta a savantului în superioritatea sa, în buna-credinta a tolerantei sale, în siguranta nestiutoare si candida cu care îl trateaza instinctiv pe omul religios ca pe un tip mediocru si inferior, pe care el l-a întrecut, l-a ocolit, l-a depasit, - el, micul spiridus arogant, plebeul sprinten si harnic, mestesugarul intelectual si manual al „ideilor", al „ideilor moderne"!"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
17. "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."
Author: Gary North
18. "As the year goes on, certain deputies—and others, high in public life—will appear unshaven, without coat or cravat; or they will jettison these marks of the polite man, when the temperature rises. They affect the style of men who begin their mornings with a splash under a backyard pump, and who stop off at their street-corner bar for a nip of spirits on their way to ten hours' manual labor. Citizen Robespierre, however, is a breathing rebuketo these men; he retains his buckled shoes, his striped coat of olive green. Can it be the same coat that he wore in the first year of the Revolution? He is not profligate with coats.While Citizen Danton tears off the starched linen that fretted his thick neck, Citizen Saint-Just's cravat grows ever higher, stiffer, more wonderful to behold. He affects a single earring, but he resembles less a corsair than a slightly deranged merchant banker."
Author: Hilary Mantel
19. "I knew of no instruction manual for reaching a higher level of humanity and a greater wisdom. But I felt intuitively that laughter was the beginning of wisdom, as is was indispensable for survival."
Author: Ingrid Betancourt
20. "No one ever gave me an instruction manual on how to be an openly gay man."
Author: Jameson Currier
21. "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."
Author: Jennifer Connelly
22. "Marriage is all right. At least the person you're having a go at is an adult. But motherhood… You're given something totally dependent, totally in love with you and it doesn't seem to come with a manual."
Author: Jerry Pinto
23. "Writing is a manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe."
Author: John Gregory Dunne
24. "What being in the War and being in the Army had shown him was that people tend naturally toward light, toward its source, as sunflowers do in a field. People lean, either in their dreams or in their actions, toward that place where they suspect their inner lights are coming from. Whether they call it God or conscience or the manual of Army protocol, people sublime toward where their inner fire burns, and given enough fuel for thought and a level playing field to dream on, anyone can leave a fingerprint on the blank of history. That's what Fos believed."
Author: Marianne Wiggins
25. "Well you know boys, a nuclear reactor is a lot like women. You just have to read the manual and press the right button."
Author: Matt Groening
26. "His treatment of mechanical problems wasn't divorced from the worldly situations in which they arise, and as a result [John Muir's service manual on Volkswagens] is extraordinarily clear and useful. It has a human quality, as well."
Author: Matthew B. Crawford
27. "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."
Author: Nick Offerman
28. "Tool," William said,...."As in a device to perform or facilitate mechanical or manual labor?" "That's right Encyclopedia Britannica. Or in layman's terms: screwdriver, hammer—" "How about a wrench," William interrupted," —"You've got a quick learner on your hands, Bryn," Paul said .... "Sure, wrench works just fine as well," ... "Whatever blows your skirt up buddy." ..."Well a wrench would come in handy right now," William mused. "Because you definitely have a couple screws loose. Credit Eternal Eden"
Author: Nicole Williams
29. "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."
Author: Paul Rand
30. "The act of true reading is in its very essence democratic. Consider the nature of what happens when we read a book - and I mean, of course, a work of literature, not an instruction manual or a textbook - in private, unsupervised, un-spied-on, alone. It isn't like a lecture: it's like a conversation. There's a back-and-forthness about it. The book proposes, the reader questions, the book responds, the reader considers. We bring our own preconceptions and expectations, our own intellectual qualities, and our limitations, too, our own previous experiences of reading, our own temperament, our own hopes and fears, our own personality to the encounter."
Author: Philip Pullman
31. "In ballet, any dancer who asks himself what step comes next must freeze. Any man who takes a sex manual to bed with him invites frigidity. Dancing, sex, writing a novel--all are a living process, quick thought, emotion making yet more quick thought, and so on, cycling round."
Author: Ray Bradbury
32. "Sage," Adrian declared. "These hands don't do manual labor."
Author: Richelle Mead
33. "Because I'm superior in other things. Help me, and I'll...I'll fix your car out front. I'll change your tire."That threw her off. "You're in a skirt" "I'm offering you what I can. Manual labor in exchange for wisdoms." "I don't believe you can do it," she said after several long moments. I crossed my arms. "It's an eyesore.""You have fifteen minutes." "I only need ten." Naturally Adian felt the need to "supervise" my work. "Are you going to get made if I tell you how hot this Is?"
Author: Richelle Mead
34. "I don't suppose there's a Georgina Kincaid Instruction Manual around somewhere to help me avoid these embarrassing blunders in the future.""We sell them downstairs.""Oh yeah? Is there a page on how to woo the fair Georgina?""Page? Hell, there's a whole chapter.""Required reading, I'd imagine.""Definitely."
Author: Richelle Mead
35. "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."
Author: Robert Patterson
36. "...el único 10 que obtuve fue en el taller de talla de madera porque me encantaban las actividades manuales. Construí un bote en tanto que mis compañeros fabricaban ensaladeras para sus madres."
Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
37. "Superati i novanta, si invecchia in maniera diversa rispetto a quanto avviene dopo i cinquanta o i sessanta. Si invecchia senza risentimento. Il volto di Nini era roseo e grinzoso – invecchiano così i tessuti di gran pregio, le sete vecchie di secoli, in cui un'intera famiglia ha profuso la sua abilità manuale, intessendoli di tutti i suoi sogni."
Author: Sándor Márai
38. "Oh, please, spare me the male ego. I'm not repulsed by sex, and I can reach an orgasm as well as any woman. After all, there are fifty-seven erotic points on a woman's body. If a man can't find one of them, he needs a flashlight and a sex manual."
Author: Sandra Hill
39. "Emblematic of this era was the prolific Viennese surgeon Theodor Billroth. Born in 1821, Billroth studied music and surgery with almost equal verve. (The professions still often go hand in hand. Both push manual skill to its limit; both mature with practice and age; both depend on immediacy, precision, and opposable thumbs.)"
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
40. "Dr. Peter Boghossian's A Manual for Creating Atheists is a precise, passionate, compassionate and brilliantly reasoned work that will illuminate any and all minds capable of openness and curiosity. This is not a bedtime story to help you fall asleep, but a wakeup call that has the best chance of bringing your rational mind back to life.(Review of Dr. Peter Boghossian's book, 'A Manual for Creating Atheists')"
Author: Stefan Molyneux
41. "...that's all I can tell you. Once you get into cosmological shit like this, you got to throw away the instruction manual."
Author: Stephen King
42. "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."
Author: Steve Israel
43. "Because we didn't come with a users manual there are no rules on the roles we give fear. Fear has the role we give it. We are able to empower or poison ourselves to whatever degree we want. This is the beauty of our design."
Author: Steve Maraboli
44. "The Doctor: This is bad, I don't like this. [kicks console and yells in pain] Never use force, you just embarrass yourself. Unless you're cross, in which case... always use force! Amy: Shall I run and get the manual? The Doctor: I threw it in a supernova. Amy: You threw the manual in a supernova? Why? The Doctor: Because I disagreed with it! Now stop talking to me when I'm cross!"
Author: Steven Moffat
45. "Jeden ze zakladnich zakonu stesti: Vzdycky se mej na pozoru pred jakymkoliv uzitecnym zarizenim, ktere vazi min nez jeho manual."
Author: Terry Pratchett
46. "Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual."
Author: Terry Pratchett
47. "I class myself as a manual laborer."
Author: Theodore White
48. "I hate having to read the manual."
Author: Trevor Horn
49. "Each one of us is alone in the world. He is shut in a tower of brass, and can communicate with his fellows only by signs, and the signs have no common value, so that their sense is vague and uncertain. We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them. We are like people living in a country whose language they know so little that, with all manner of beautiful and profound things to say, they are condemned to the banalities of the conversation manual. Their brain is seething with ideas, and they can only tell you that the umbrella of the gardener's aunt is in the house."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
50. "His manual of heaven and hell lay open before me, and I could perceive my nothingness in this scheme."
Author: William Golding

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