1. "Know something about the world, and by this I mean the world outside of books. This might require joining the Marines, or working on an oil rig or as a hash slinger at a truck stop in Kentucky. Know what it smells like out there. If everything you write smells like a library, then your prospective audience will be limited to those who like the smell of libraries."
- Douglas Wilson, Wordsmithy: Hot Tips for the Writing Life
2. "Accident - A statistical inevitability. Some nuclear power plants are built on fault lines, but ever mine, dam, oil rig, and waste dump is founded upon a tacit acceptance of the worst-case scenario. One a long enough timeline, everything that can go wrong will, however small the likelihood is from one day to the next. The responsible parties may wring their hands about the Fukushima meltdown - and the Gult of Mexico oil spill, and the Exxon Valdez, and Hurricane Katrina, and Chernobyl, and Haiti - but accident is no accident."
- Quote by CrimethInc.
3. "Occasionally, we may even use something special, like the Gustav Holst Hymns from the Rig Veda."
- John A. Buehrens, A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism
9. "God's passion is to rig the world so that we are compelled to deal with whatever blocks us from being like His glorious Son."
- Dan B. Allender, The Cry of the Soul: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God
10. "But the only thing to be considered here, is this - what kind of oil is used in coronations? Certainly it cannot be Olive Oil, or Maccasar Oil, nor Caster Oil, nor Bear's Oil, nor Train Oil, nor Cod-Liver Oil. What then can it possibly be but Sperm Oil in it's unmanufactured unpolluted state, the sweetest of all oils?"
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or