A Quote by E. C. Titchmarsh on beginning, careers, consequences, impossibility, independence, knowledge, language, literature, mathematics, rules, study, and thought

Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising. The rules which we make up at the beginning seem ordinary and inevitable, but it is impossible to foresee their consequences. These have only been found out by long study, extending over many centuries. Much of our knowledge is due to a comparatively few great mathematicians such as Newton, Euler, Gauss, or Riemann; few careers can have been more satisfying than theirs. They have contributed something to human thought even more lasting than great literature, since it is independent of language.

E. C. Titchmarsh

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by E. B. White on literature

I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to James Thurber, November 18, 1938

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on literature and love

The affair between Margot Asquinth and Margot Asquinth will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by David S. Slawson on beauty, certainty, design, feeling, garden, literature, nature, poets, and words

Poets and novelists are often moved to put into words the subtle qualities of the landscape, sometime purely for the beauty of it, and sometimes as a way of alluding to certain human feelings. Landscape design can translate such literary landscapes into three-dimensional form in the garden. Like the poet, the garden designer may allude to human feelings in his portrayals of nature.

David S. Slawson

Source: Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens, 1987, p. 131

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A Quote by David Lodge on children, life, literature, and sex

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.

David Lodge

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A Quote by C.W. Hulme on animals, conventionality, day, fear, hunger, literature, suffering, words, and writing

To this day the more conventional biologists suffer from an obsessional fear of anthropomorphism, and even put such words as "hunger" and "fear" between quotes (a literary solecism in any case) when writing about animals. The quotes are a way of saying "I cannot get on without Anthropomorphism, but I am ashamed to be seen with her in public".

C.W. Hulme (1886 - 1981)

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A Quote by Carl Van Doren on familiarity, literature, quotations, and speech

The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. . . . Some have passed over from literature into speech.

Carl Van Doren (1885 - 1950)

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A Quote by C. Smith Sumner on ambition, authors, correction, day, familiarity, god, guidance, heart, history, honesty, horses, individuality, inspiration, learning, listening, literature, meaning, prayer, prophets, spirit, study, time, traditions, unders

KEYS OF UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE: (Detail) 1. Read the Bible - over and over - again and again. By repetition you will gain familiarity with the stories, with the characters, with the authors, with the teachings and doctrines and, most importantly, with our Lord and Master. "If we are to know God, we must read His words, for therein He stands revealed to the honest in heart." Bishop J. Richard Clarke, General Conference, Oct.'82. 2. Ponder, Pray and Seek the Spirit. Most important above all others! Seek always to have the Spirit with you. ". . . the things of God knoweth no man, except he has the Spirit of God." 1 Corinthians 2:11. Listen to that "still, small voice." 3. Use the New LDS Edition of the King James Version..."The most significant event in Bible publication in over a hundred years," Daniel H. Ludlow. Forget other translations. 4. Use & rely on the JST, for clarification. Especially as foot-noted in the New LDS Edition of the King James Version. Mark the JST footnotes throughout your Bible. 5. Don't get "hung up" on individual words. Don't be distracted by archaic spellings and usages or "little words" that might not be correct. Read for the Meaning and for the Story while relying on the Spirit. 6. Use commentaries & dictionaries for background . . . history, local customs & traditions; (Use the Bible Dictionary & Maps in the LDS Edition). For doctrinal interpretations, use the scriptures themselves and prayer along with the writings of inspired scholars. "Don't drink from the stream below the horses." 7. Study individual scripture passages in context with all others which are pertinent as to time and doctrine. 8. "Rightly divide" between literal and figurative. Study inspired writings of latter-day apostles and prophets. 9. Modern scripture sheds true light on the ancient. Footnotes and Topical Guide will help. 10. Become familiar with ancient biblical literary styles. Learn some of the basic elements of Israelite writing such as: parallelism, chiasmus, figurative imagery, and dualism. 11. Learn Hebrew and Greek. [For the very ambitious.]

C. Smith Sumner (1933 -)

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A Quote by Brian Wilson Aldiss on fantasy and literature

Fantasy is literature for teenagers.

Brian Aldiss (1925 -)

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on life, literature, and poetry

During the last years of Mayakovski's life, when all poetry had ceased to exist . . . literature had stopped.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: I Remember, 1958

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