A Quote by Paul R. Halmos on authors, certainty, and theory

I remember one occasion when I tried to add a little seasoning to a review, but I wasn't allowed to. The paper was by Dorothy Maharam, and it was a perfectly sound contribution to abstract measure theory. The domains of the underlying measures were not sets but elements of more general Boolean algebras, and their range consisted not of positive numbers but of certain abstract equivalence classes. My proposed first sentence was: "The author discusses valueless measures in pointless spaces."

Paul R. Halmos

Source: I want to be a Mathematician, Washington: MAA Spectrum, 1985, p. 120.

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A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on authors, books, colors, heart, painting, pleasure, and reading

Often while reading a book one feels that the author wouold heave preferred to paint rather than to wirte; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on authors


Every production must resemble its author.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: Don Quixote

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A Quote by Frank Morrison "Mickey" Spillane on authors and books

I'm a commercial writer, not an "author." Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.

Mickey Spillane (1918 -)

Source: W.O.W. - Writers on Writing, by Jon Winokur, 1990.

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A Quote by Martin Luther on authors, books, christ, failure, and work

Christ is the Master; the Scriptures are only the servant. The true way to test all the Books is to see whether they work the will of Christ or not. No Book which does not preach Christ can be apostolic, though Peter or Paul were its author. And no Book which does preach Christ can fail to be apostolic, although Judas, Ananias, Pilate, or Herod were its author.

Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

Source: Introduction to the New Testament

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A Quote by Martin Luther on authors, belief, duty, experience, god, hope, influence, labor, mercy, prayer, spirit, study, trust, and understanding

We cannot attain to the understanding of Scripture either by study or by the intellect. Your first duty is to begin by prayer. Entreat the Lord to grant you, of His great mercy, the true understanding of His Word. There is no other interpreter of the Word of God than the Author of this Word, as He Himself has said, "They shall be all taught of God" (John 6:45). Hope for nothing from your own labors, from your own understanding: trust solely in God, and in the influence of His Spirit. Believe this on the word of a man who has experience.

Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

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A Quote by Louise Guiney on authors, blessings, and quotations

Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.

Louise Guiney

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on authors and good

What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on authors, modesty, and vanity

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Karl G. Maeser on authors and truth

There is no truth that has not its source in the Author of all truth.

Karl G. Maeser (1828 - 1901)

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