If the experience of science teaches anything, it's that the world is very strange and surprising. The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that.
To be stories at all they must be a series of events: but it must be understood that this series - the plot, as we call it - is only really a new whereby to catch something else.
The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great positive changes of our era.
I have never wanted to be famous, as such - fame is a by-product.
Somehow, we have gotten off track from the basics of health and spirituality, and we get in our own way.
For me, I am still very happy to be able to do stage design as it's an opportunity to express the extreme.
Thou shalt not submit thy god to market forces.
Had double chins all the way down to his stomach
I discovered news of old horrors in old books; read intelligence of old atrocities in old periodicals; always in the back of my mind, every day a bit louder, I heard the seashell drone of some growing, coalescing force; I seemed to smell the bitter ozone aroma of lightings-to-come.
AwakeShakeDreams from your hair My pretty child, my sweet one.Choose the day and choose the sign of your dayThe days divinityFirst thing you see.
The Lord has been with me throughout my life. He's never let me down.
My function is to make whoever sees my films aware of his need to love and to give his love, and aware the beauty is summoning him.
It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
Big whirls have little whirls,That feed on their velocity;And little whirls have lesser whirls,And so on to viscosity.
Lewis Fry Richardson
Maybe some things aren't meant to be known. maybe there just meant to be accepted.
Sometimes you get everything you ever wanted, only it doesn't look like what you wanted anymore.
The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.
I think that when in doubt about the truth of an issue, it's safer and in better taste to select the least numerous of the adversaries.
Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.
I am not afraid of a person who knows 10000 kicks. But I am afraid of a person who knows one kick but practices it for 10000 times.
The desert, when the sun comes up...I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.
Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap.
To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.
Thomas S. Monson
The universe evolved from something and nothing, and has most of these elemental dualpair until now.
But I should not have to explain to you how important it is for science and simplicity to coexist. One must not fear to be a little child again, when times of wonder are at hand.
Jody Lynn Nye
If there is any consistent enemy of science, it is not religion, but irrationalism.
Stephen Jay Gould
Love is a battle, said Marie-Claude, still smiling. And I plan to go on fighting. To the end.
Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.
Truth is a glorious but hard mistress. She never consults, bargains or compromises.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
To those who will see, the world waits.
It is through beauty that we arrive at freedom.
Listen, I will now tell you the truth and there is no other.
Everything, decided Francie after that first lecture, was vibrant with life adn there was no death in chemistry. She was puzzled as to why learned people didn't adopt chemistry as a religion.
Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.
Life (like love) is forgiving and hopeful and, like a bold flower pushing out from the narrow crevice in a rock, will take any gap we allow. However small or large.
Who speaks the truth stabs Falsehood to the heart.
James Russell Lowell
Gwynned lies two days westwards; still further south, the weregeld calls. Mayhap with All-Father Woden's favour, my deeds may yet inspire the skalds.
George Gordon Byron
He gave her a bright fake smile; so much of life was a putting off of unhappiness for another time. Nothing was ever lost by delay. He had a dim idea that perhaps if one delayed long enough, things were taken out of one's hands altogether by death.
There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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