Quotes About Equilibrium

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Ursula K. Le Guin
“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Samuel Beckett
“The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.”
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

John O'Donohue
“For Equilibrium, a Blessing:
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what's said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”
John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

Michael Ende
“You must let what happens happen. Everything must be equal in your eyes, good and evil, beautiful and ugly, foolish and wise.”
Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

Ursula K. Le Guin
“To light a candle is to cast a shadow...”
Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

Richelle Mead
“For every bad thing in life, there are more good things to tip the balance.”
Richelle Mead, Succubus on Top

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Life rises out of death, death rises out of life; in being opposite they yearn to each other, they give birth to each other and are forever reborn. And with them, all is reborn, the flower of the apple tree, the light of the stars. In life is death. In death is rebirth. What then is life without death? Life unchanging, everlasting, eternal?-What is it but death-death without rebirth?”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Physics depends on a universe infinitely centred on an equals sign.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Ursula K. Le Guin
“But you must not change one thing, one pebble, one grain of sand, until you know what good and evil will follow on that act. The world is in balance, in Equilibrium. A wizard's power of Changing and Summoning can shake the balance of the world. It is dangerous, that power...It must follow knowledge, and serve need.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Death and life are the same thing-like the two sides of my hand, the palm and the back. And still the palm and the back are not the same...They can be neither separated, nor mixed.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

Salvador Dalí
“I dedicate this novel to Gala, who was constantly by my side while I was writing it, who was the good fairy of my equilibrium, who banished the salamanders of my doubts and strengthened the lions of certainties...”
Salvador Dalí, Hidden Faces

“Equilibrium is the state of death, only chaos produces life
The Ancient Greeks have been driven to extinction by too much search for architectural harmony.”
Stéphane Lupasco, Le Principe D'antagonisme Et La Logique De L'éNergie

Hermann Hesse
“Perfect music has its cause. It arises from equilibrium. Equilibrium arises from righteousness, and righteousness arises from the meaning of the cosmos. Therefore one can speak about music only with a man who has perceived the meaning of the cosmos.”
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game

Dean Koontz
“That's life. Something always happens. We don't live in stasis, frozen in amber.”
Dean Koontz, Chase

“A non-religious person when awaken would make others sleep. Therefore his sleeping is good. A religious person when awaken will awaken others. Therefore his awakening is good.”
Lord Mahavira

Franz Kafka
“I am a very unhappy human being and you, dearest, simply had to be summoned to create an equilibrium for all this misery.”
Franz Kafka

Kaitlin Bevis
Kaitlin Bevis, Daughter of the Earth and Sky

“A non-religious prison when awaken would make others sleep. Therefore his sleeping is good. A religious person when awaken will awaken others. Therefore his awakening is good.”
Lord Mahavira

José Ortega y Gasset
“We see, then, that even from the zoological point of view, which is the least interesting and—note this—not decisive, a being in such condition can never achieve a genuine equilibrium; we also see something that differs from the idea of challenge-response in Toynbee and, in my judgement, effectively constitutes human life: namely, that no surroundings or change of surroundings can in itself be described as an obstacle, a difficulty, and a challenge for man, but that the difficulty is always relative to the projects which man creates in his imagination, to what he customarily calls his ideals; in short, relative to what man wants to be. This affords us an idea of challenge-and-response which is much deeper and more decisive than the merely anecdotal, adventitious, and accidental idea which Toynbee proposes. In its light, all of human life appears to us as what it is permanently: a dramatic confrontation and struggle of man with the world and not a mere occasional maladjustment which is produced at certain moments.”
José Ortega y Gasset, An Interpretation of Universal History

“The present is the equilibrium of the past and the future. (Le présent, c'est l'équilibre - Du passé et du futur)”
Charles de Leusse

Albert Camus
“In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history.”
Albert Camus

Mary Buchan
“Those who are resilient can more quickly regain their equilibrium and spring back when they are thrown off kilter by the storms of life.”
Mary Buchan, Over iT: How to Live Above Your Circumstances and Beyond Yourself

“If you really wish to contribute anything worthy to the world; offer your silence with smile.”
Aditya Ajmera

“The end doesn't give back to the beginning”
Goitsemang Mvula

“What seems mysterious can be understood.”
Simon Stevin

“Just as only one discordant note has the power to disturb an entire symphony, the accordance between a body and its soul can be a broken by only one discordant event. To ensure and maintain an optimal fit, one must deliberately and continuously choreograph the equilibrium of the body, mind, and soul.”
Ina Catrinescu, Love of Fate

Markus Zusak
“Now I've changed things. I've left my own fingerprints on the world, no matter how small, and it's upset the equilibrium of us”
Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

“Freedom means either be mindful or do not mind.”
Aditya Ajmera

Albert Camus
“Living above the world, each discovering his own weight, seeing his face brighten and darken with the day, the night, each of the four inhabitants of the house was aware of a presence that was at once a judge and a justification among them. The world, here, became a personage, counted among those from whom advice is gladly taken, those in whom equilibrium has not killed love.”
Albert Camus, A Happy Death

Amit Kalantri
“Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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