2. "Conflict, acted out openly and publicly, was a male mode of social interaction—the foundation for patriarchal society which brought with it the usual litany of dreadful things. Regardless, Randy decided to get patriarchal with Dr. G. E. B. Kivistik."
- Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
3. "J.R. Dupuche, ‘Sufism and Hesychasm’, in B. Neil, G. D. Dunn and L. Cross (eds.), Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church III: Liturgy and Life (Strathfield, NSW, 2003), 335–43."
- Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
- Ben Forta, Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes
6. "In Germany we were at a restaurant where he wanted to order a steak. None of us knew no German, and the waiter didn’t know English. B-b-b-bring me a s-s-s-s-s-steak and sp-sp-sp-sp-spaghetti, John Lee said. Waiter looked puzzled. John Lee started making motions with his hands to look a crawling snake. N-n-n-n-n-n-noodles, he said. Y-y-y-y-you know—spaghetti. Waiter ran to the kitchen and came back with some noodles. John Lee smiled. O-o-o-o-o-okay, now cook me a s-s-s-s-s-s-steak. Waiter ran back and forth from the kitchen carrying different stuff—a hot dog, a chicken, a piece of fish—but no steak. G-g-g-g-g-g-goddamnit, said John Lee. I want m-m-m-m-m-me a steak! Waiter just shrugged. John Lee snapped his fingers like he got an idea. Okay, m-m-m-m-m-motherfucker, he said, h-h-h-h-h-here’s what I w-w-w-w-w-w-w-want. John Lee started motioning his fists like he was milking a cow. Waiter still didn’t get it. That’s when John Lee took in a deep breath and came out this ear-shattering M-m"
- Buddy Guy, When I Left Home
7. "SADNESSES OF THE COVENANT: Sadness of God's love; Sadness of God's back [sic]; Favourite-child sadness; Sadness of b[ein]g sad in front of one's God; Sadness of the opposite of belief [sic]; What if? Sadness; Sadness of God alone in heaven; Sadness of a God who would need people to pray to Him..."
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
8. "For now, the Simple Daily Practice means doing ONE thing every day. Try any one of these things each day: A) Sleep eight hours. B) Eat two meals instead of three. C) No TV. D) No junk food. E) No complaining for one whole day. F) No gossip. G) Return an e-mail from five years ago. H) Express thanks to a friend."
- James Altucher, Choose Yourself
9. "A - ALPHA B - BRAVO C - CHARLIE D - DELTA E - ECHO F - FOXTROT G - GOLF H - HOTEL I - INDIA J - JULIETT K - KILO L - LIMA M - MIKE N - NOVEMBER O - OSCAR P - PAPA Q - QUEBEC R - ROMEO S - SIERRA T - TANGO U - UNIFORM V - VICTOR W - WHISKEY X - X-RAY Y - YANKEE Z - ZULU"
- Dan Gutman, The Genius Files #5: License to Thrill
10. "up or down from the infinite C E N T E R B R I M M I N G at the winking rim of time the voice in my head said LOVE IS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND WHAT YOU LOVE"
- Quote by Frank Bidart