1. "Microsoft seems obsessed with the word active. there's Active Desktop, ActiveX, and Active Directory. however, the term is accurate-indeed, Active Directory is Active (when used correctly)"
- Ed Tittel, Windows Server 2008 for Dummies
3. "I would sooner be governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than by the two thousand members of the faculty of Harvard."
- William F. Buckley Jr., Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist
4. "If you’re purely after facts, please buy yourself the phone directory of Manhattan. It has four million times correct facts. But it doesn’t illuminate."
- Quote by Werner Herzog
5. "county offices in the phone directory) for information on how and where to take a soil sample. The results will tell you about the soil, including"
- Maggie Oster, 10 Steps to Beautiful Roses: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-110
7. "Most information doesn’t constitute a story. Think of a telephone directory: lots of information, strong cast, but a bit weak on narrative. What counts in a story is its meaning. And that’s a very different concept from information."
- Quote by Ian Stewart
8. "If tomorrow morning by some stroke of magic every dazed and benighted soul woke up with the power to take the first step toward pursuing his or her dreams, every shrink in the directory would be out of business."
- Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
9. "I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University."
- Quote by William F. Buckley Jr.
10. "I tried to dig out of the computer a call directory for Luna. But it was still sulking. I could not get it to list its own directory. So I tried some test problems on it. It insisted that 2 + 2 = 3.99999999999999999999999.... When I tried to get it to admit that 4 = 2 + 2, it became angry and claimed that 4 = 3.141592653589793238462643383279... So I gave up."
- Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls