Samuel Shem quotes

  • It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.

  • I take the walk to be the externalization of an interior seeking so that the analogy is first of all between the external and the internal.

  • I don't feel like I'm out of my element or anything like that. I'm very comfortable where I'm at. I enjoy being in this position, and actually it feels like I haven't really been away from it. I feel very comfortable out there from the first tee onwards.

  • Beginning with the first bite, and for every bite after, that try to chew ten times.

  • When I first started, I just wanted to work. I wouldn't necessarily do anything, but I'd pretty much almost do anything at the very beginning.

  • Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. If we attempt to steal a glimpse of its features it disappears.

  • Modern business must have its finger continuously on the public pulse. It must understand the changes in the public mind and be prepared to interpret itself fairly and eloquently to changing opinion.

  • Philosophy is overwhelmingly complicated, its procedure depressingly slow.

  • The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns, is that there is not one organizational procedure more advantageous than another, perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others

  • Procedure names should reflect what they do; function names should reflect what they return