Dikutip dari buku Database Management Systems, Raghu Ramakhrisnan (University of Wisconsin) dan Johannes Gehrke (Cornell University).

  1. Has everyone noticed that all the letters of the word database are typed with the left hand? Now the layout of the QWERTY typewriter keyboard was designed, among other things, to facilitate the even use of both hands. It follows, therefore, that writing about databases is not only unnatural, but a lot harder than it appears. (Anonymous)
  2. The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations. They think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little, altering this bit and that bit, but steadily building, steadily building. (Robert Collier)
  3. TABLE : An arrangement of words, numbers, or signs, or combinations of them, as in parallel columns, to exhibit a set of facts or relations in a definite, compact, and comprehensive form; a synopsis or scheme. (Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language)
  4. Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. (Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies)
  5. What men or gods are these? What maidens loth? What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape? What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy? (John Keats, Ode on a Grecian urn)
  6. He profits most who serves best. (Motto for Rotary International)
  7. Wow! They’ve got the Internet on computers now! (Homer Simpson, The Simpsons)
  8. If you don’t find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalog. (Sears, Roebuck, and Co., Consumer’s Guide, 1897)
  9. A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. (Edward DeBono)
  10. One that would have the fruit must climb the tree. (Thomas Fuller)
  11. Not chaos-like, together crushed and bruised. But, as the world harmoniously confused : where order in variety we see. (Alexander Pope, Windsor Forest)
  12. This very remarkable man, commends a most practical plan : You can do what you want, if you don’t think you can’t. So don’t think you can’t if you can. (Charles Inge)
  13. Good order is the foundation of all things. (Edmund Burke)
  14. Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass)
  15. Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. (John Lennon)
  16. I always say, keep a diary and someday it’ll keep you. (Mae West)
  17. Pooh was sitting in his house one day, counting his pots of honey, when there came a knock on the door. “Fourteen,” said Pooh. “Come in. Fourteen. Or was it fifteen? Bother. That’s muddled me.” “Hallo, Pooh,” said Rabbit. “Hallo, Rabbit. Fourteen, wasn’t it?” “What was?” “My pots of honey what I was counting.” “Fourteen, that’s right.” “Are you sure?” “No,” said Rabbit. “Does it matter?” (A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner)
  18. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King’s horses and all the King’s men could not put Humpty together again. (Old nursery rhyme)
  19. It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. (Charles Dickens)
  20. Advice to a client who complained about rain leaking through the roof onto the dining table : “Move the table.” (Architect Frank Lloyd Wright)
  21. I know that’s a secret, for it’s whispered everywhere. (William Congreve)
  22. No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. (John Donne)
  23. You know my methods, Watson. Apply them. (Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes)
  24. For ‘Is’ and ‘Is-Not’ though with Rule and Line, and ‘Up-and-Down’ by Logic I define, of all that one should care to fathom, I was never deep in anything but – Wine. (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Traslated by Edward Fitzgerald)
  25. Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  26. The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. (Aristotle Onassis)
  27. A memex is a device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. (Vannevar Bush, As We May Think, 1945)
  28. Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing puzzles me less, as I never think about them. (Charles Lamb)
  29. This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. (Winston Churchill)
  30. Practice is the best of all instructors. (Publius Syrus, 42 B.C.)