Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
— John Ruskin

It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
Walt Kelly operations quote

It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
— Marshall McLuhan

A minor operation is one that is done on someone else
— Dr. Richard Selzer

Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.
— Helen Rowland