Part III, Section XXIX
Christian Morals (first pub. post. 1716)
„Documents are full of paragraphs. But the paragraphs don't have name. So, we can't talk about the paragraphs.“
— Joe Armstrong British computer scientist 1950 - 2019
A Few Improvement to Erlang
— Nicolas Chamfort French writer 1741 - 1794
L’art de la parenthèse est un des grands secrets de l’éloquence dans la Société.
Maximes et Pensées, #243
Maximes and Thoughts, #243
„I say the word death a lot … think of it as … primal relations, opposite, so if I say death a lot, it means I'm concerned with life. It's true.“
— Edie Sedgwick Socialite, actress, model 1943 - 1971
Edie : Girl On Fire (2006)
„Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.“
— Stephen King American author 1947
Source: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
„tt>/* This bit of chicanery makes a unary function followed by a parenthesis into a function with one argument, highest precedence. */</tt“
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
Source code, Other files
„A free man thinks of death least of all things; and his wisdom is a meditation not of death but of life.“
Part IV, Prop. LXVII
Original: (la) Homo liber de nulla re minus, quam de morte cogitat, et ejus sapientia non mortis, sed vitae meditatio est.
„The Rhapsody is not a composition at all. It's a string of separate paragraphs stuck together — with a thin paste of flour and water… I don’t think there has been such an inspired melodist on this earth since Tchaikovsky… but if you want to speak of a composer, that's another matter.“
— Leonard Bernstein American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist 1918 - 1990
Of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
"Why Don't You Run Upstairs and Write a Nice Gershwin Tune?", in The Atlantic Monthly, April 1955.
„This life we live nowadays! It's not life, it's stagnation, death-in-life. Look at all these bloody houses, and the meaningless people inside them! Sometimes I think we're all corpses. Just rotting upright.“
Source: Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936), Ch. 5
— Anton Rubinstein Russian pianist, composer and conductor 1829 - 1894
Quoted in A Conversation on Music (1892)
„With 60 staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and a definite hardening of the paragraphs.“
— James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright 1894 - 1961
Quoted in New York Post (30 June 1955)
Letters and interviews
„Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.
Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.
Love is Life, Hatred is Death.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902