Cycle Quotes

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Thomas  Harris
“God's creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.”
Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

Neil Gaiman
“Rebirth always follows death.”
Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

Alberto Caeiro
“She’s a manner of speaking.
Even the flowers don’t come back, or the green leaves.
There are new flowers, new green leaves.
There are other beautiful days.
Nothing comes back, nothing repeats itself, because everything is real.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

David Almond
“Look at all the life in this," she said. "Every pip could become a tree, and every tree could bear another hundred fruits and every fruit could bear another hundred trees. And so on to infinity."
I picked the picks from my tongue with my fingers.
"Just imagine," she said. "If every seed grew, there'd be no room in the world for anything but pomegranate trees.”
David Almond, Skellig

Toba Beta
“Witchcraft had once been widely used before cursed by the society.
I see today the society presumes technology will have a different treatment.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Mitch Albom
“My funeral," the Blue Man said. "Look at the mourners. Some did not even know me well, yet they came. Why? Did you ever wonder? Why people gather when others die? Why people feel they should?
"It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed.
"You say you should have died instead of me. But during my time on earth, people died instead of me, too. It happens every day. When lightning strikes a minute after you are gone, or an airplane crashes that you might have been on. When your colleague falls ill and you do not. We think such things are random. But there is a balance to it all. One withers, another grows. Birth and death are part of a whole.
"It is why we are drawn to babies . . ." He turned to the mourners. "And to funerals.”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Maya Angelou
“Late October

the leaves of autumn
sprinkle down the tinny
sound of little dyings
and skies sated
of ruddy sunsets
of roseate dawns
roil ceaselessly in
cobweb greys and turn
to black
for comfort.

Only lovers
see the fall
a signal end to endings
a gruffish gesture alerting
those who will not be alarmed
that we begin to stop
in order to begin
Maya Angelou, The Poetry of Maya Angelou

“Death is nature's way of making things continually interesting. Death is the possibility of change. Every individual gets its allotted lifespan, its chance to try something new on the world. But time is called and the molecules which make up leaf and limb, heart and eye are disassembled and redistributed to other tenants.”
Peter Steinhart, The Company of Wolves

“The perfect orchestration of the symphony of life is one of the Creator's greatest and most beautiful miracles.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Ruth Ozeki
“I was thinking about what she aid about waves, and it made me sad because I knew that her little wave was not going to last and soon she would join the sea again, and even though I know you can’t hold on to water, I still gripped her fingers a little more tightly to keep her from leaking away,”
Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

J.R. Rim
“When you feel thankful, you can be appreciative for a moment, then not at all the next. It seems the tank is full, then it becomes empty, and the cycle continues. If you don't feel the same gratitude for a moment, know that it's possible in the next moment that comes around.”
J.R. Rim

“Once the arrow has left the bowstring, it has no power to come back. The moon's brightness shines, revealing the night traveller.”
Yuanwu Keqin, The Blue Cliff Record

Colleen Hoover
“I thought for sure she was the one. I felt it in my bones.
Now all I feel is remorse, because it wasn’t until ten seconds ago that I realized I’ve already moved on to another cycle. I’ve moved on to Willow.”
Colleen Hoover, Layla

“An ending is the illusion that we create because we believe that God will eventually reach some end so final that it will exceed His ability to create. And that’s the illusion that we need to stop creating.”
Craig D Lounsbrough

Claude Lecouteux
“The bonds joining man to the universe of course extended to the family, both to ancestors and to children not yet born. The belief in an inextinguishable vital principle ensured that nothing perished in an irreversible fashion, which explains Norse ethics: death was but one stage of a cycle, the return to the immanent or transcendent world and the return to the sacred. "Retirement to the kingdom of the dead," Regis Boyer notes judiciously, "is not actually timeless as much as it is irrelevant to the present time. It is capable of opening at any moment to create a path for returns."ts In this mental universe, which could be difficult to grasp by minds permeated by Roman and Christian culture, "the dead individual is not really dead. He has returned to one of the states of the cycle, but remains active in the form of landvaettr"—that is, tutelary spirit (genius loci). Revenants were no cause for surprise to the Germanic peoples; they fit perfectly within their mind-sets, their place has not been usurped, and we cannot dismiss these stories as "old wives' tales." The roots of the belief are too deep.”
Claude Lecouteux

Santosh    Kumar
“Before taking any decision you must complete the thinking cycle of any given situation, cycle means positive and negative of the side.”
Santosh Kumar (San)

Mick LaSalle
“World War I was the final straw. Youth turned on their elders for making a hash of the world. Older men’s values had produced a cataclysm, and young men had paid with their lives. “The older generation has certainly pretty well ruined this world before passing it on to us,” wrote a young man in the Atlantic Monthly of September 1920, expressing the prevailing sentiment. How could the younger generation, the idea went, possibly do any worse?”
Mick LaSalle, Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man

“For you to learn a lesson, something or someone will have to pay the price and be sacrificed.”
Kayo K.

Avijeet Das
“She loved riding her cycle in the evenings, when the breeze was cool and the humidity was less.

The color of the cycle reminded her of the sky. While riding, she felt as if she were flying. She loved this feeling of flying: as if she were a bird flying in the sky.

Life is so beautiful, she realized. But she could not understand why people fought wars. Why people hated one another?

The birds did not hate each other; they just loved flying under the wide blue sky and the vast green grass.

She often wondered about life and the answers to life's questions. But her mind could never find answers to her questions.”
Avijeet Das

“Je crois que nous avons toujours besoin d'une période de vide avant de pouvoir changer, un peu comme la nature a des cycles et qu'il faut passer par un temps d'hiver et d'immobilité pour que la vie revienne au printemps suivant.”
Stéphane Wegner, Un jour sur trois: Roman policier

Steven Magee
“What would you do if I told you excessive masturbation can be a symptom of electromagnetic radiation exposure?”
Steven Magee

Chang-rae Lee
“That perhaps the ways of his mother and his father had occupied whole regions of his heart. I know this.”
Chang-rae Lee, Native Speaker

“En 1871, Louis Figuier publie Le Lendemain de la mort ou la vie future selon la science, un gros volume dans lequel il se propose de démontrer scientifiquement l'immortalité de l'âme! Selon lui, le corps et la pensée (ou l'âme) sont deux entités distinctes. Puisque d'une génération à l'autre, la matière ne disparaît pas et ne fait que changer d'état, il en est de même pour la pensée: 'Comme la matière, ell doit se transformer, sans jamais se détruire.' Il balaie donc tous les 'traités de l'âme' écrits depuis l'Antiquité, puisque ce 'fait de l'immortalité' est 'évident pour lui-même'.
Le vrai problème, c'est ce que devient l'âme après la mort: 'Il nous importerait fort peu, au fond, que l'âme fût immortelle ou non, si notre âme, étant réellement, indestructible et immortelle, allait servir à un autre que nous-mêmes, ou seulement, si revenant en nous, elle ne conservait point la mémoire de son passé. La résurrection de l'âme, sans la mémoire du passé, serait un véritable anéantissement, ce serait le néant des matérialistes.'
Louis Figuier cherche donc à démontrer que notre âme nous sera conservée 'dans l'autre vie'. Selon lui, après la mort, elle devient un être surhumain, ce que l'on nomme d'habitude un ange. 'Si l'atmosphère est le milieu, l'habitat, de l'homme, le fluide éthéré est le milieu, l'habitat, de l'être surhumain. Ce passage successif en deux milieus différents d'un être, qui subit une métamorphose quand il pénètre dans le nouveau milieu, n'est pas aussi extraordinaire, aussi anormal, aussi contraire aux lois de la nature, que l'on pourrait le croire.' C'est simplement une métamorphose, semblable à celle qui voit 'la larve more et noirâtre rampant dans la fange des étangs devenir la gracieuse libellule traversant l'air avec grâce et vigueur... On peut dire, de ce point de vue, que l'homme est la larve ou la chenille de l'être surhumain.'
Cet être va occuper un nouvel humain, dès sa naissance, à moins que l'homme dont il provient n'ait eu une existence vertueuse. Dans ce cas il subit une autre métamorphose et se transforme en archange. Louis Figuier décrit alors un prodigieux cycle théologico-écologique. À la suite d'une série de métamorphose qui l'amènent à proximité du soleil, l'esprit en devient la matière même, qui revient sur Terre sous forme de rayons bienfaisants. Ceux-ci déposent dans les plantes les germes des âmes qui mûriront ensuite peu à peu, passant des végétaux aux animaux inférieurs, puis aux oiseaux et aux mammifères, jusqu'à l'homme.
Très catholique, Figuier estimait pourtant que cette forme de métempsycose était bien préférable aux dogmes chrétiens sur l'enfer et le paradis, qu'il trouvait profondément injustes, et donc incompatibles avec la bienveillance divine: 'Le retour à une seconde vie terrestre est, en effet, une punition moins cruelle, plus raisonnable et plus juste que la condamnation aux tourment éternels. Ici la peine n'est qu'en proportion du péché; elle est équitable et indulgente, comme le châtiment d'un père.' Son livre mis à l'Index par l'Église Catholique, sera réimprimé dix fois jusqu'en 1904, dix ans après la mort de son auteur et, peut-être, sa propre métamorphose.”
Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, Métamorphoses Deyrolle

Raoul Vaneigem
“Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume, the hellish cycle is complete.”
Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life

Steven Magee
“Are you in control of your mating cycle or is your mating cycle in control of you?”
Steven Magee

Juan Goytisolo
“Each organism lived its cycle, whether long or short, then died. Only the animal and vegetable species didn’t know they were dying and his – the inhuman – did. He was tormented by the idea of leaving the world, not the natural business of leaving it, but because he would depart before extracting a possible meaning: so-called experience had alienated him from life and its rhythms, his thirst for knowledge had led to an unlearning of all wisdom and certainties. All that remained of him was the shadow projected from the window of a train hurtling towards an unknown destination.”
Juan Goytisolo, The Blind Rider

Cedar McCloud
“Some of us are able to alchemize our hurt into kindness and trust. Others repeat the cycle, weilding their wounds as a weapon.”
Cedar McCloud, The Thread That Binds

Steven Magee
“I am powered by moonlight!”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“When I went to the medical profession complaining of fatigue, they put me on stimulants. They just override the fatigue feeling, but the cause of it is still there. They could not diagnose the circadian rhythm disorder and urea cycle disorder, both of which cause fatigue!”
Steven Magee

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