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Maintenance Quotes

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Harold Abelson
“Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.”
Harold Abelson, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Bryant McGill
“Information is controlled because the free flow of truth is not always expedient for those wishing to maintain control.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Robert M. Pirsig
“You can reduce your anxiety somewhat by facing the fact that there isn't a mechanic alive who doesn't louse up a job once in a while. The main difference between you and the commercial mechanics is that when they do it you don't hear about it—just pay for it, in additional costs prorated through all your bills. When you make the mistakes yourself, you at least get the benefit of some education.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Miles Davis
“Time isn't the main thing. It's the only thing.”
Miles Davis

“A basic principle of data processing teaches the folly of trying to maintain independent files in synchonism.”
Frederick Phillips Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering

Israelmore Ayivor
“Maintain the name you build. It is easier to make a good brand than to maintain a good brand already made. Wining a trophy is not as difficult as defending it.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We can fill our lives with ‘stuff,’ but as we do we’re concurrently filling our lives with the obligation to maintain that ‘stuff.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We want a fresh start only because we didn’t sufficiently care for the last fresh start.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Bob Tarte
“Backyard ducks that supposedly “take care of themselves” require more maintenance than the space shuttle.”
Bob Tarte, Enslaved by Ducks

Israelmore Ayivor
“Better spend time working hard to maintain your good habits because you may look for time to recover it but to no avail!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Garth Ennis
“Well, I once recall an old master sergeant once telling me that NCOs look after the men so that officers can figure out how to get them killed. That's the difference between maintenance and command.”
Garth Ennis, The Boys, Volume 9: The Big Ride

Steven Magee
“The most dangerous person in a company is typically the facilities manager, as they have the ability to install known biologically toxic lighting products that may make the entire workforce sick.”
Steven Magee

Jeanette Winterson
“Invisible worlds, or worlds that are supposed to be invisible interest me. I like to see the effort it takes for some people to make things go smoothly for other people. Don't misunderstand me; mostly I'm part of the invisible world myself.”
Jeanette Winterson, The World and Other Places: Stories

Eric Klinenberg
“Few modern social infrastructures are natural, however, and in densely populated areas even beaches and forests require careful engineering and management to meet human needs. This means that all social infrastructures require investment, whether for development or upkeep, and when we fail to build and maintain it, the material foundations of our social and civic life erode.”
Eric Klinenberg, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
“It is strange how, once graves are broken and overgrown in this way, then the people in them are truly dead. The Indian Christian graves at the front of the cemetery, which are still kept up by relatives, seem by contrast strangely alive, contemporary”
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust

“Phillip had shown her where everything was stored, how to anticipate what customers would desire, and how to slip something different into the menu- something that would make them think, Hmm, that sounds interesting. She learned how to maintain an inventory of supplies, which suppliers could be relied on in a pinch, and how to monitor food costs. This last was a real lesson for Nora. She had never examined the invoices for the oils and butters, the creams, the bricks of chocolate charged automatically to her credit card. Now it was imperative that every nugget of sugar be accounted. Everything leftover could be turned into something new. A few extra leaves of fresh organic sage remained after the bakers had made enough herb loaves? Turn them into sage ice cream, to serve with twists of caramel. A few loaves came out of the oven too misshapen to sell? Break them up and make chocolate bread pudding. Soon enough she was not only costing out individual pastries, but enjoying pastry baking more for doing it. It completed the very preciseness of the art, and pushed her to be even more creative.”
Karen Weinreb, The Summer Kitchen

Heather Corinna
“Messages we get about menopause more often tell us we must keep ourselves from much of what we want and need in this time. It's easy to get the idea that life in and after menopause is going to be little, dreary rituals of desperate maintenance and exacting control over food, exercise, the shape and size of our bodies, our skin, our intimate relationships, our sexuality, our leisure, our moods, robbing us of what pleasure we might have found in these things before.”
Heather Corinna, What Fresh Hell Is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You

Steven Magee
“Aricibo Observatory was the ‘Titanic’ of professional astronomy.”
Steven Magee

“Sometimes originality needs perfect maintenance not modifications.”
Sonal Takalkar