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

“Everything turns in circles and spirals with the cosmic heart until infinity. Everything has a vibration that spirals inward or outward — and everything turns together in the same direction at the same time. This vibration keeps going: it becomes born and expands or closes and destructs — only to repeat the cycle again in opposite current. Like a lotus, it opens or closes, dies and is born again. Such is also the story of the sun and moon, of me and you. Nothing truly dies. All energy simply transforms.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Neil Gaiman
“And the game begins anew.”
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

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: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

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

“If you study the rhythm of life on this planet, you will find that everything moves in perfect symphony with everything else — by grand divine design. The earth has the ability to heal and regenerate itself, just as our oceans have the ability to replenish themselves by turning over their debris with the waves to wash them ashore. This perfect orchestration of the cycle of life is one of the Creator's greatest and most beautiful miracles. The earth will continue to exist with or without us. So the real concern should be, will we be able to continue to co-exist with each other?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“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

“Everything turns, rotates, spins, circles, loops, pulsates, resonates, and repeats.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Rohinton Mistry
“But the artist began to have misgivings as the wall underwent its transformation. Bigger than any pavement project he had yet undertaken, it made him restless. Over the years, a precise cycle had entered the rhythm of his life, the cycle of arrival, creation, and obliteration. Like sleeping, waking and stretching, or eating, digesting and excreting, the cycle sang in harmony with the blood in his veins and the breath in his lungs. He learned to disdain the overlong sojourn and the procrastinated departure, for they were the progenitors of complacent routine, to be shunned at all costs. The journey -- chanced, unplanned, solitary -- was the thing to relish.

Now, however, his old way of life was being threatened. The agreeable neighborhood and the solidity of the long, black wall were reawakening in him the usual sources of human sorrow: a yearning for permanence, for roots, for something he could call his own....”
Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey

Ana Claudia Antunes
“It takes two to Tao.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

Walter M. Miller Jr.
“What did you do for them, Bone? Teach them to read and write? Help them rebuild, give them Christ, help restore a culture? Did you remember to warn them that it could never be Eden?”
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

“I cannot save any man, for I too am a man. But if that is what is fated,
then perhaps I may be admitted, at least, to record death, to craft a morbid
history of observance that suggests the cycle of souls. I would make a proof
of lives ended and suffered. And so my chronicle of death began.”
Kinoko Nasu, 空の境界 中 (Kara no Kyoukai, #2)

Sanhita Baruah
“Another day.
How long are you gonna scroll down?
Sanhita Baruah

“We mourn the blossoms of May because they are to wither; but we know that May is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revolution of that solemn circle which never stops-- which teaches us in our height of hope, ever to be sober, and in our depths of desolation, never to despair.”
Henry John Newman

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

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To focus solely on endings is to trade conclusions for the very beginnings that created them. And if this cycle should persist, we will likewise miss the beginning that will follow this ending.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Nous avons déjà parlé de la notion temporelle propre à chaque saison, l'été étant l'époque où il ne faut plus attendre, quand la récolte est mûre, pour la recueillir. J'ai ainsi connu des étés bretons où les pluies risquaient de gâcher le travail de toute une année; les Recteurs, en chaire, autorisaient exceptionnellement le travail le dimanche. Cette période de récolte n'est pas une phase tranquille où il suffit de contempler les champs de blé mûr, mais une période de travail impératif pour mettre la récolte à l'abri à temps. Les cultivateurs de l'époque -- comme maintenant -- n'avaient pas toujours leur temps normal de sommeil; l'été, quand il fallait suivre les battages de ferme en ferme, les paysans finissaient à la nuit pour reprendre à l'aube dans la ferme suivante, ce qui ne les empêchait pas, d'ailleurs, d'aller au bal le samedi et d'y gagner une nouvelle nuit blanche.

La récolte n'attends pas, « quand le vin est tiré, il faut le boire » ; si le fruit du travail psychologique n'est pas engrangé en temps voulu, il risque d'être perdu. Psychologiquement, on peut dire que si le sujet ne prends pas conscience de certains progrès, de certains évolutions, aux moments où ceux-ci se présentent, ils risquent d'être perdus et de repartir dans l'inconscient. Il faudra un nouveau cycle pour retrouver à nouveau les solutions négligées. Il est nécessaire de reconnaître que les choses ont changé. Ainsi, en faisant avec quelqu'un le bilan d'une année d'entretiens et en se reportant aux problèmes qui se posaient un an plus tôt, il est possible de mesurer le chemin parcouru, de s'apercevoir que des problèmes, cruciaux alors, sont pasés au second plan et ont été résolus. Il est permis d'espérer que les nouvelles questions qui se posent trouveront elles aussi leurs réponses. Ainsi, le sujet n'a pas l'impression de nager continuellement dans la même problématique, comme s'il tournait en rond, et pourra même découvrir que si certains questions reviennent à l'ordre du jour, elles le font selon un mouvement spirale qui ne pose plus de problèmes de la même façon que l'année précédente. C'est la prise de conscience du chemin parcouru hier qui peut donner le courage d'en entreprendre un nouveau demain.”
Marie-Claire Dolghin-Loyer

Eliot Schrefer
“Since the bigger gorillas leave chimps only a fraction of the quantity of food bonobos get, each chimp must fight ferociously to survive, including killing other chimpanzees”
Eliot Schrefer, Endangered

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Blessed be, it's finally Spring.
In joy and delight the birds sing,
Ravished upon the entire earth,
The new rebirth,
Helas, the joy it brings!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

“Break the cycle of your damaged life. The only way to make a better life is to change the rhythm through which you live your life. A change in the way you act, the way you think, the way you live is the only way to exist in a better life.”
Avina Celeste

Emma Mildon
“You will experience the triple Goddess—Maiden, Mother, and Crone. These phases are symbolic to, not just your own life, but life as a whole. Birth, life, and death. As women, it is important to understand you are the cycle.”
Emma Mildon, Evolution of Goddess: A Modern Girl's Guide to Activating Your Feminine Superpowers

“What goes around, comes around”
A proverb

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