November 21, 2008

Page 56

I saw this on Facebook and think it is just too profound for something so random.

Try it and if you like it, instead of or in addition to posting on your own Facebook wall, please include the quote you find in a comment here.

Page 56 Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions in a note to your wall.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

My page 56 quote? "Chances are you still have areas that need work." (Terry Axelrod, "Beyond the Ask Event")


  1. Hi Jill! Just surfing. Nice to read your blog. Your experiment with page 56 worked! My page 56 quote is strange, but telling:

    "We should as a neutral state remain in contact with all Europe, which would have to guarantee our existence."

    From Herzl's Der Judenstaat, quoted in Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Charles Smith. Regardless of how one feels about it, Israel's reliance on external forces hasn't lessened much since it was merely an idea...

    See you soon!


  2. "The back of the box will have some of the key features that, during the exercise debrief, can be transferred to sticky notes as the high-level features marking the beginning of the product backlog."

    From "The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility," by Michele Sliger and Stacia Broderick.

    As we say: :-| (wide-eyes smiley?)

    Back to work now...


  3. Anonymous11:13 PM

    "The pharmacist is near the register." From The Mercy in Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue


  4. Here's mine:

    "If you had taken this course in 1910, the plum pudding model would have been the only picture of the atom described."

    Unfortunately, the closest book was my son's Chemistry textbook.

  5. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Hi, Jill,

    I hadn't visited your blog in a month or so, so I've just seen this page.

    Well, guess what the closest book was? Good ol' Siddur Sim Shalom (the little old paperback edition). Going by the punctuation of the Hebrew on p. 56 (and I'm quoting the English translation on the opposite page now), my sentence is:

    "Sing to the Lord, all the earth,
    proclaim his triumph day by day."

    Of course, I had the siddur next to me because I'd lit the first Hanukkah candle just a little while ago.

    Wow! :-)

    Happy Hanukkah, everyone!