In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, man’s dispute with madness was dramatic debate in which he confronted the secret powers of the world; the experience of madness was clouded by images of the Fall and the Will of God, of the Beast and the Metamorphosis, and of all the marvelous secrets of Knowledge
Michel Foucault, in Murray Pomerance Bad: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen, SUNY Press, 2004, p.302
I am, a spectator, so to speak of the molecular whirlwind which men call individual life; I am conscious of an incessant metamorphosis; an irresistible movement of existence, which is going on within me – and this phenomenology of myself serves as a window opened upon the mystery of the world.
I saw this dude, he was wearing a leather jacket and at the same time he was eating a hamburger and drinking a glass of milk. I said to him "Dude you're a cow, the metamorphosis is complete. Don't fall asleep or I'll tip you over."
And so artistic creation is the metamorphosis of the external physical aspects of a thing into a self-sustaining spiritual reality .
In the nature of things, I must soon lose sight of this sense of constant metamorphosis whose limits bound our human life.
It belongs to our Christian faith and not to his stoical virtue, to pretend to this divine and miraculous metamorphosis.
The day after that wedding night I found that a distance of a thousand miles, abyss and discovery and irremediable metamorphosis, separated me from the day before.
The story of Americans is the story of arrested metamorphoses. Those who achieve success come to a halt and accept themselves as they are. Those who fail become resigned and accept themselves as they are.
I must confess it was very unexpected and I am very startled at my metamorphosis into a chemist .
A man, who is constantly engaged in action and works hard until he has achieved his goal undergoes lots of metamorphosis and positive change which helps in his self improvement.