Ganesha the god-maker regarded the jungle about him. Though he walked through the realm of the phantom cats, he feared no evil. For the Lord of Chaos walked by his side, and the Trident of Destruction comforted him.
It wassaid of Metternichthat hewasso conservativethat had he been present at the Creation, he would have begged God to have retained Chaos.
At one point consciousness-altering devices like the microscope and telescope were criminalized for exactly the same reasons that psychedelic plants were banned in later years. They allow us to peer into bits and zones of Chaos.timothy leary
Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.
The gates that now Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame Far into Chaos, since the fiend pass'd through.john milton
Mathematicians believed that prediction was just a function of keeping track of things. If you knew enough, you could predict anything… Chaos theory throws it right out the window because in fact there are great categories of phenomena that are inherently unpredictable.
I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of Chaos.Saul Bellow
Bah! the thing is not a nose at all, but a bit of primordial Chaos clapped on to my face.
The world is Chaos. Nothingness is the yet-to-be-born god of the world.georg büchner
n artistic atmosphere does not create artists a literary atmosphere does not create literators; poets and painters spring up where there was never a verse made or a picture seen. This suggests that God is no more idle now than He was at the beginning, but that He is still and forever shaping the human Chaos into the instruments and means of beauty.william dean howells
Is it surprising that modern English land law should resemble a Chaos rather than a system?edward jenks
Can any thing in this world be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth can come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster? The thing framed says that nothing framed it; the tongue never made itself to speak, and yet talks against him that did; saying that which is made, is, and that which made it, is not. But this folly is infinite as hell, as much without light or bound as the Chaos or the primitive nothing.jeremy taylor
Humor is emotional Chaos remembered in tranquility.james thurber
"History is much more the product of Chaos than of conspiracy"zbigniew brzezinski
All grandeur, all power, all subordination to authority rests on the executioner: he is the horror and the bond of human association. Remove this incomprehensible agent from the world and at that very moment order gives way to Chaos, thrones topple and society disappears.joseph de maistre
There is no greater drama in human record than the sight of a few Christians, scorned or oppressed by a succession of emperors, bearing all trials with a fierce tenacity, multiplying quietly, building order while their enemies generated Chaos, fighting the sword with the word, brutality with hope, and at last defeating the strongest state that history has known. Caesar and Christ had met in the arena, and Christ had won.will durant
Einstein's space is no closer to reality than Van Gogh's sky . The glory of science is not in a truth more absolute than the truth of Bach or Tolstoy, but in the act of creation itself. The scientist's discoveries impose his own order on Chaos, as the composer or painter imposes his; an order that always refers to limited aspects of reality, and is based on the observer's frame of reference, which differs from period to period as a Rembrant nude differs from a nude by Manet.Arthur Koestler
All times are changing times, but ours is one of massive, rapid moral and mental transformation. Archetypes turn into millstones, large simplicities get complicated, Chaos becomes elegant, and what everybody knows is true turns out to be what some people used to think.ursula k. le guin
If in heroic conduct, whether of warriors, philosophers or scientists, we see what is of essential nature, then we know that all heroism groups itself around a supreme value. This has always been the idea of honour, spiritual and mental. But the idea of honour, like its corporeal representatives, was involved in a war of soul and spirit against the values represented by alien races or the offspring of racial Chaos.alfred rosenberg
Too little liberty brings stagnation, and too much brings Chaos.bertrand russell
Art is a spiritual function of man, which aims at freeing him from life’s Chaos. Art is free in the use of its means in any way it likes, but is bound to its laws and to its laws alone. The minute it becomes art, it becomes much more sublime than a class distinction between proletariat and bourgeoisie.kurt schwitters
Be prepared mentally for some amount of Chaos and failure. Waste and frustration often attend the earliest stages.e. o. wilson
General evolution theory, based on the integration of the relevant tenets of general system theory, cybernetics, information and communication theory, Chaos theory, dynamical systems theory, and nonequilibrium thermodynamics, can convey a sound understanding of the laws and dynamics that govern the evolution of complex systems in the various realms of investigation.... The basic notions of this new discipline can be developed to give an adequate account of the dynamical evolution of human societies as well. Such an account could furnish the basis of a system of knowledge better able to orient human beings and societies in their rapidly changing milieu.
Is it surprising that modern English land law should resemble a Chaos rather than a system?
Relativity eliminated the Newtonian illusion of absolute space and time; quantum theory eliminated the Newtonian dream of controllable measurement process; Chaos eliminates the Laplacian fantasy of deterministic predictability.
In a world that is in Chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years?
The Orderer, whose core issue is control, splits us into Controller and Out-of-Control selves, tells us "Don't Feel", and generates anxiety, rigidity, and addictions. The Orderer seduces us with the belief that order can be imposed from without, that the answer to Chaos is more rigid order.