Famous quotes containing the words job, start, quit and/or reasons:
“Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Job 1:9-11.
Satan to God.
“When the first-rate author wants an exquisite heroine or a lovely morning, he finds that all the superlatives have been worn shoddy by his inferiors. It should be a rule that bad writers must start with plain heroines and ordinary mornings, and, if they are able, work up to something better.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (18961940)
“I feel some unwillingness to quit the remembrance of the past. With all the hope of the new I feel that we are leaving the old.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“The lore of our fathers is a fabric of sentences.... It is a pale gray lore, black with fact and white with convention. But I have found no substantial reasons for concluding that there are any quite black threads in it, or any white ones.”
—Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)