Whistler

Whistler may refer to:

  • Someone who whistles
  • Whistler Group, a brand name of mobile electronic equipment
  • Whistler (radio), a very low frequency radio phenomenon
  • The Whistler, a classic mystery drama radio show and film noir series
  • The Whistler (1944), the first of eight films in "The Whistler" series
  • Whistler (TV series), a TV series set in Whistler, British Columbia
  • a Whistler (bird), a group of passerine birds in the family Pachycephalidae
  • Goldeneye (bird), a Northern Hemisphere seaduck in the genus Bucephala
  • Hoary marmot, an American species of marmot
  • the development codename for the Microsoft Windows XP computer operating system, named for the resort where it was workshopped (see below)
  • The Whistler, a 1977 single by the British rock group Jethro Tull
  • Whistler (band), a UK indie band
  • The Whistler, Fourplay's instrumental song in its 2008 album Energy
  • USS Whistler (SP-784), a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919

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Famous quotes containing the word whistler:

    You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you’re perfectly safe.
    —James Mcneill Whistler (1834–1903)

    It is known that Whistler when asked how long it took him to paint one of his “nocturnes” answered: “All of my life.” With the same rigor he could have said that all of the centuries that preceded the moment when he painted were necessary. From that correct application of the law of causality it follows that the slightest event presupposes the inconceivable universe and, conversely, that the universe needs even the slightest of events.
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)

    Ruskin’s counsel: The labour of two days ... is that for which you ask two hundred guineas?
    Whistler: No: I ask it for the knowledge of a lifetime.
    —James Mcneill Whistler (1834–1903)