„The farther away you get from the literary traffic, the closer you are to sources.“

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American novelist, short story writer 1909 - 1981

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„I've always felt strongly that a writer shouldn't be engaged with other writers, or with people who make books, or even with people who read them. I think the farther away you get from the literary traffic, the closer you are to sources.“

—  Nelson Algren American novelist, short story writer 1909 - 1981

"The Art of Fiction No. 11" (1955)
Context: I don't know many writers. [... ] Well, I dunno, but I do have the feeling that other writers can't help you with writing. I've gone to writers' conferences and writers' sessions and writers' clinics, and the more I see of them, the more I'm sure it's the wrong direction. It isn't the place where you learn to write. I've always felt strongly that a writer shouldn't be engaged with other writers, or with people who make books, or even with people who read them. I think the farther away you get from the literary traffic, the closer you are to sources. I mean, a writer doesn't really live, he observes.

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„This happens…people coming in from South Auckland get to Mount Albert right?…and the thing it's like, hopefully, we could divert some of that traffic and criminals away from Mount Albert…“

—  Melissa Lee New Zealand politician 1966

Lee steps into another controversy, Newstalk ZB and New Zealand Press Association, Television New Zealand, 14 May 2010, 2010-07-13 http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/lee-steps-into-another-controversy-2735404/video,
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„All the inspired writing came from the inner source, and you too can receive from that source. Be still and know.“

—  Peace Pilgrim American non-denominational spiritual teacher 1908 - 1981

p. 145
Context: In the final analysis you find spiritual truth through your own higher nature. Your higher nature is a drop in the ocean of God - and has access to the ocean. Sometimes your higher nature is awakened through the inspiration of beautiful surroundings or beautiful music, bringing you insights of truth. Sometimes you see the truth written or hear the truth spoken, and your higher nature confirms it. Or you directly perceive the truth from the inside through an awakening of the higher nature, which is my way. All the inspired writing came from the inner source, and you too can receive from that source. Be still and know.

Citát „Sorry I'm late. You wouldn't believe the traffic.“
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„Chance of source language influencing the target language and that of the translator intervening onto the style of original writer are major challenges in literary translation.“

—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967

<span class="plainlinks"> Foreword, 'Tales of Transformation: English Translation of Tagore's Chitrangada and Chandalika', Lopamudra Banerjee, (2018). https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DQPD8F4/</span>
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„On electronic music: "The source is electronic, but what you do with it is the same as with acoustic instruments. Sound is sound and vibration is vibration, whether from an electronic source or an acoustic instrument.“

—  Vangelis Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music 1943

The way we use these sources is the key in order to define the required musical result. Without neglecting the acoustic conventional instruments, I spend a fair amount of time dealing with the electronic sources of sound. But please do not think computers! Computers are extremely helpful and amazing for a multitude of scientific areas, but for me, when it comes to creation, they are insufficient and slow. Therefore all of my efforts are to stay away from that beast".
2012

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„28% of the greenhouse gasses come from eating meat and from raising cattle, so we can do a much better job. … Luckily we know that you can get your protein source from many different ways, you can get it through vegetables if you are a vegetarian. I have seen many body builders that are vegetarian and they get strong and healthy.“

—  Arnold Schwarzenegger actor, businessman and politician of Austrian-American heritage 1947

" Arnold Schwarzenegger: Stop eating meat and save the planet http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35038053/arnold-schwarzenegger-stop-eating-meat-and-save-the-planet", in BBC Newsbeat website (8 December 2015)
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„You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself. (Especially code from companies that employ people like me.) No amount of source-level verification or scrutiny will protect you from using untrusted code.“

—  Ken Thompson American computer scientist, creator of the Unix operating system 1943

"Reflections on Trusting Trust" http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/360000/358210/reflections.pdf, 1983 Turing Award Lecture, Communications of the ACM 27 (8), August 1984, pp. 761-763.

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