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Memorable Monk Quotes

"heroin withdrawal is easier to get over than losing your net connection"
   - jcwren from Web Hosting for Monks

"always thought the rectory was where celibate men inspect each other's rectums :-)"
   - epoptai from the CB

"If Java had true garbage collection, most programs would delete themselves upon execution"
   - Robert Sewell, quoted by cLive ;-) from java wanna be

"People have no idea how much it taxes the mind, trying to take over the world and such."
   - arashi from the CB

"I miss Netware, but my aim is getting better."
   - petdance from the CB



Reading Material

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Chronicles of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
The Foundation Series, by Isaac Asimov
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Dark Elf Trilogy, by R.A. Salvatore
The Otherland Series, by Tad Williams
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Series, by Tad Williams
A Wizard's First Rule, by Terry Goodkind
Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
The Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson
Dune, by Frank Herbert
Hyperion, by Dan Simmons
Neuromancer, by William Gibson
Burning Chrome, by William Gibson
The Players of Null-A, by A.E. Van Vogt
The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov
Count Zero, by William Gibson
Mona Lisa Overdrive, by William Gibson
The Belgariad Series, by David Eddings
The Mallorean Series, by David Eddings
A Quantum Murder, by Peter F. Hamilton
The Nano Flower, by Peter F. Hamilton
The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia, by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Mars Series, by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Number of the Beast, by Robert A. Heinlein
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Time Enough For Love, by Robert A. Heinlein
Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein
Job : A Comedy of Justice, by Robert A. Heinlein
The Ender Series, by Orson Scott Card
Sixth Column, by Robert A. Heinlein

Mystery & Thrillers
The Hunt for Red October, by Tom Clancy
Debt of Honor, by Tom Clancy
Patriot Games, by Tom Clancy
The Sum of All Fears, by Tom Clancy
Executive Orders, by Tom Clancy
The Cardinal of the Kremlin, by Tom Clancy
The Bear and the Dragon, by Tom Clancy
Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
Mindstar Rising, by Peter F. Hamilton
The Alienist, by Caleb Carr

Computers & Internet
Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, by Bruce Schneier
Design Patterns, by Erich Gamma, et al

Literature & Fiction
Musashi, by Eiji Yoshikawa
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
Complicity, by Iain Banks
The Wasp Factory: A Novel, by Iain Banks
The Crow Road, by Iain Banks
The Business: A Novel, by Iain Banks
the Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
1984 by George Orwell
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig
August 1914: The Red Wheel, by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Beowulf, by Seamus Heaney
Trinity, by Leon Uris
Redemption, by Leon Uris

Reference & Nonfiction
The Two Cultures, by C.P. Snow
The Gun and its Development, by W.W. Greener
Cartidges of the World, by Frank C. Barnes
Conquest of Abundance: A Tale of Abstraction Versus the Richness of Being, by Paul Feyerabend
Logic of Scientific Discovery, by Karl R. Popper
Ethics for the New Millennium: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, by Dalai Lama
Power: A New Social Analysis, by Bertrand Russell
Turmoil And Triumph: My Years As Secretary Of State, by George Schultz
Democracy In Ameirica, by Alexis De Tocqueville
The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom, by David Brin
Engines of Creation, by Eric Drexler
Fermat's Enigma: The Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem, by Simon Singh
Flying Dutchman: The Life of Anthony Fokker, by Anthony Herman Gerald Fokker
Coming Out of the Ice : An Unexpected Life by Victor Herman, by Victor Herman

Religion & Spirituality
Mysticism and Logic, and Other Essays, by Bertrand Russell
The Tao of Pooh/the Te of Piglet, by Benjamin Hoff

History
History of the Arab Peoples, by Albert H. Hourani