The chalk marks are transient, the formulas eternal.
As a scientist, I am not sure anymore that life can be reduced to a class struggle, to dialectical materialism, or any set of formulas. Life is spontaneous and it is unpredictable, it is magical. I think that we have struggled so hard with the tangible that we have forgotten the intangible. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Beware of formulas. If there's a God, he's not a God of formulas. - Graham Greene
He is always on the brink of suicide... because he seeks salvation through the routine formulas suggested to him by the society in which he lives. - Umberto Eco
What it leads to is the mischief of confusing liturgy with magic -- of imagining there are only a handful of properly effective formulas for conjuring up the mystery, when in fact the mystery is always at work, independent of any formula whatsoever. - Robert Farrar Capon
If we fail to recognize there is a unified whole to Scripture, we will have only a pile of pieces. Simplistic slogans, formulas and catchphrases will not suffice in conveying the richness of the Scriptures. - Michael S. Horton
So also in a marriage or in helping a teenager through a difficult identity crisis—there is no quick fix, where you can just move in and make everything right with a positive mental attitude and a bunch of success formulas. - Stephen Covey