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Quotes About Chaos

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Bob Dylan
“I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.”
Bob Dylan

Sylvia Plath
“I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Neil Gaiman
“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.”
Neil Gaiman

Chuck Palahniuk
“Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk
“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns.
If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself.
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. what we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish.
There is no free will.
There are no variables.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

John Green
“It's hard to believe in coincidence, but it's even harder to believe in anything else.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Hiromu Arakawa
“It's a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.”
Hiromu Arakawa

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
“Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.”
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Demon in My View

Kirsten Miller
“All the most powerful emotions come from chaos -fear,anger,love- especially love. Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually , it falls apart.”
Kirsten Miller, The Eternal Ones

Terence McKenna
“Chaos is what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.”
Terence McKenna

Anaïs Nin
“In chaos, there is fertility.”
Anaïs Nin

W. Somerset Maugham
“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 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 the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

Clive Barker
“[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.”
Clive Barker

Wendelin Van Draanen
“If chaos is a necessary step in the organization of one's universe, then I was well on my way.”
Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

Jeanette Winterson
“In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.”
Jeanette Winterson, The World and Other Places: Stories

Mary Shelley
“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.”
Mary Shelley

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed. As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can't protect ourselves from everything. If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Breathing Room

Henry Adams
“Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.”
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

Ray Bradbury
“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

Libba Bray
“War." Gorgon spits the word. "That is what they call it to give the illusion of honor and law. It is chaos. Madness and blood and the hunger to win. It has always been thus and shall always be so.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Steve Maraboli
“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Terence McKenna
“The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas.

It is the night sea journey, the lone fisherman on a tropical sea with his nets, and you let these nets down - sometimes, something tears through them that leaves them in shreds and you just row for shore, and put your head under your bed and pray.

At other times what slips through are the minutiae, the minnows of this ichthyological metaphor of idea chasing.
But, sometimes, you can actually bring home something that is food, food for the human community that we can sustain ourselves on and go forward.”
Terence McKenna

Pandora Poikilos
“They have the unique ability to listen to one story and understand another.”
Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

Douglas R. Hofstadter
“It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.”
Douglas R. Hofstadter, Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern

Jonathan Carroll
“Real love is always chaotic. You lose control; you lose perspective. You lose the ability to protect yourself. The greater the love, the greater the chaos. It’s a given and that’s the secret.”
Jonathan Carroll, White Apples

B.F. Skinner
“The only geniuses produced by the chaos of society are those who do something about it. Chaos breeds geniuses. It offers a man something to be a genius about.”
B.F. Skinner, Walden Two

Philip K. Dick
“No structure, even an artificial one, enjoys the process of entropy. It is the ultimate fate of everything, and everything resists it.”
Philip K. Dick, Galactic Pot-Healer

Rabih Alameddine
“I wonder if being sane means disregarding the chaos that is life, pretending only an infinitesimal segment of it is reality.”
Rabih Alameddine, Koolaids: The Art of War

Jarod Kintz
“I bought an oxygen tank, because with the global population at over seven billion people and rising, what if the world were to suddenly run out of air? And while the people will be suffocating, I’ll be the only guy prepared to pillage and loot.
”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

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