Dissolution Quotes

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Thomas Merton
“Be still:
There is no longer any need of comment.
It was a lucky wind
That blew away his halo with his cares,
A lucky sea that drowned his reputation.”
Thomas Merton

Chuck Palahniuk
“Disaster is a natural part of my evolution toward tragedy and dissolution.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Thomas Aquinas
“Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty.”
Thomas Aquinas

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When someone puts an end to something, it doesn't mean that he gave up, it means that thing is not taking him anywhere.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
“They had...finished their lives before their death – which is not always the end of life and often comes long before the end.”
Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Les Diaboliques

Juan de la Cruz
“Songs of the Soul

On a dark night,
Inflamed by love-longing -
O exquisite risk! -
Undetected I slipped away.
My house, at last, grown still.
Secure in the darkness,
I climbed the secret ladder in disguise -
O exquisite risk! -
Concealed by the darkness.
My house, at last, grown still.

That sweet night: a secret.
Nobody saw me;
I did not see a thing.
No other light, no other guide
Than the one burning in my heart.

This light led the way
More clearly than the risen sun
To where he was waiting for me

- The one I knew so intimately -
In a place where no one could find us.

O night, that guided me!
O night, sweeter than sunrise!
O night, that joined lover with Beloved!
Lover transformed in Beloved!
Upon my blossoming breast,
Which I cultivated just for him,
He drifted into sleep,
And while I caressed him,
A cedar breeze touched the air.

Wind blew down from the tower,
Parting the locks of his hair.
With his gentle hand
He wounded my neck
And all my senses were suspended.

I lost myself. Forgot myself.
I lay my face against the Beloved's face.
Everything fell away and I left myself behind,
Abandoning my cares
Among the lilies, forgotten.”
Saint John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul

Erich Maria Remarque
“And in the night you realize, when you wake out of a dream, overcome and captivated by the enchantment of visions that crowd in on each other, just how fragile a handhold, how tenuous a boundary separates us from darkness - we are little flames, inadequately sheltered by thin walls from the tempest of dissolution and insensibility in which we flicker and are often all but extinguished. Then the muted sounds of battle surrounds us, and we creep into ourselves and stare wide-eyed into the night.”
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

Chris Kraus
“The schizophrenic... will suddenly burst out with the most incredible details of your life, things that you would never imagine anyone could know and he will tell you in the most abrupt way truths that you believed to be absolutely secret," Félix said in an interview with Caroline Laure and Vittorio Marchetti (Chaosophy). Schizophrenics aren't sunk into themselves. Associatively, they're hyperactive. The world gets cremy like a library. And schizophrenics are the most generous of scholars because they're emotionally right there, they don't just formulate, observe. They're willing to become the situated person's expectations. "The schizophrenic has lightning access to you," Félix continued. "He internalizes all the links between you, makes them part of his subjective system." This is empathy to the highest power: the schizophrenic turns into a seer, then enacts that vision through his or her becoming. But when doen empathy turn into dissolution?”
Chris Kraus, I Love Dick

Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī
“When men shake hands with time, time crushes
Them like tumblers; little pieces of glass.”
Abu al-Ala al-Ma'arri, Birds Through a Ceiling of Alabaster: Three Abbasid Poets

Israelmore Ayivor
“Desires may dry off, bodies may decay, friendship may vanish and positions may be dissolved. One thing will remain; the word of God! In the word is life!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Calvin Coolidge
“The Business of Our Firm is Business"
-Donald W. Hudspeth from:

"The Business of America is Business"
-Calvin Coolidge”
Calvin Coolidge

Iain Pears
“She had lost herself in this old work, her personality dissolving into it, so that she had been set free. The immortality of the soul lies in its dissolution; this was the cryptic comment that so frustrated Olivier and which Julien had only ever grasped as evidence for the history of a particular school of thought. He had known all about its history, but Julia knew what it meant. He found the realization strangely reassuring.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

Liezi
“Division and differentiation are the processes by which things are created. Since things are emerging and dissolving all the time, you cannot specify the point when this division will stop.”
Liezi, Lieh-tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Immediately after a divorce or a breakup, your mind whispers that there are plenty more fish in the sea, while your heart shouts that there is only one whoever-you-just-divorced-or-broke-up-with.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Josip Novakovich
“He must have given up on image making because his eyes had failed to see something they had yearned for; his mind had failed to capture whatever it had hoped, and that probing gaze perhaps expressed alarm at the emptying of his vision, at the dissolution of the things see, observed, into a meaningless vastness.”
Josip Novakovich, Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust

Brian Francis Slattery
“Transcendence and dissolution, always the same thing.”
Brian Francis Slattery, Lost Everything

John Hughlings Jackson
“For in disease the most voluntary or most special movements, faculties, etc., suffer first and most, that is in an order the exact opposite of evolution. Therefore I call this the principle of Dissolution.”
John Hughlings Jackson

Liezi
“People use the words "beginning" and "end" to describe the start and end of things. However, "beginning" is really the event of coming together when energy gathers, and "end" is simply the dissolution of that energy. That which came together can easily dissolve if conditions become unfavorable. That which has dissolved may come together again if circumstances are appropriate. Therefore, who is to say that there is a beginning and an end?”
Liezi

Steven Erikson
“Spilled blood is lost blood, powerless blood in the end. It dies when abandoned. Witness violent death for proof of that.

For the true face of Death is dissolution, and in dissolution there is chaos until the last mote of energy ceases its willful glow, its persistent abnegation.”
Steven Erikson, Reaper's Gale

Steven Erikson
“Clotted rivets turned underfoot. Fragments that might be bone skittered and danced along the muddy bottom, carried every which way by the currents.

Dissolution seemed to be the curse of the world, of all the worlds.

All that broke, all that failed, wandered down to some final resting place, lost to darkness, and this went beyond ships on the sea and the lives of those ships.

Whales, dhenrabi, the tiniest crustacean. Plans, schemes, and grandiose visions. Love, faith, and honour. Ambition, lust and malice.

He could reach down and scoop it all into his hands, watching the water tug it away, fling it out into a swirling, momentary path of glittering glory, then gone once more.”
Steven Erikson, Reaper's Gale

“She began to sob. Ravi received her sorrow like a desert does the rain.
‘What are you running away from Ravi?’ asked the despairing voice.
I wish to escape nothing, Ravi answered from within his silence, I want to be the sand of the desert, each grain of sand; I want to be the lake, each minute droplet. I want to be the laya, the dissolution.”
O V Vijayan