I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men (sic) create out of the chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these … Continue reading Quote for Today: W. Somerset Maugham
It's creepy, but here we are, the Pilgrims, the crackpots of our time, trying to establish our own alternate reality. To build a world out of rocks and chaos. What it's going to be, I don't know. Even after all that rushing around, where we've ended up is the middle of nowhere in the … Continue reading Quote for Today: Chuck Palahniuk
That black, maddening firmament; that vast cosmic ocean, endlessly deep in every direction, both Heaven and Pandemonium at once; mystical Zodiac, speckled flesh of Tiamat; all that is chaos, infinite and eternal. And yet, it's somehow the bringing to order of this chaos which perhaps has always disturbed me most. The constellations, in their way, … Continue reading Quote for Today: Mark X.
In the beginning, there was noise. Noise begat rhythm, and rhythm begat everything else. -Mickey Hart, Rhythms of the Universe Public Domain Image: Abell 1744 galaxy cluster, NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team
A beam or pillar can be used to batter down a city wall, but it is no good for stopping up a little hole - this refers to a difference in function. Thoroughbreds like Qiji and Hualiu could gallop a thousand li in one day, but when it came to catching rats they were … Continue reading Quote for Today: Zhuangzi
In the centre of Bond was a hurricane-room, the kind of citadel found in old-fashioned houses in the tropics. These rooms are small, strongly built cells in the heart of the house, in the middle of the ground floor and sometimes dug down into its foundations. To this cell the owner and his family … Continue reading Quote for Today: Ian Fleming
When you ask people, 'What's the opposite of fragile?,' they tend to say robust, resilient, adaptable, solid, strong. That's not it. The opposite of fragile is something that gains from disorder. --Nassim Nicholas Tale, Anti-Fragile: Things That Gain from Disorder Public Domain Image via Pixabay