Elements Quotes

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Sun Tzu
“Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Cassandra Clare
“Fire wants to burn
Water wants to flow
Air wants to rise
Earth wants to bind
Chaos wants to devour
Cal wants to live”
Cassandra Clare, The Iron Trial

“Don’t dismiss the elements. Water soothes and heals. Air refreshes and revives. Earth grounds and holds. Fire is a burning reminder of our own will and creative power. Swallow their spells. There’s a certain sweet comfort in knowing that you belong to them all.”
Victoria Erickson

Erin Forbes
“There are times when the unseen can be even more dangerous than what our eyes behold.”
Erin Forbes, Fire & Ice: The Elementals

“Love is a chemical reaction,
But it cannot be fully understood or defined by science.
And though a body cannot exist without a soul,
It too cannot be fully understood or defined by science.
Love is the most powerful form of energy,
But science cannot decipher its elements.
Yet the best cure for a sick soul is love,
But even the most advanced physician
Cannot prescribe it as medicine.

Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Earth, water, fire, and wind. Where there is energy there is life.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“If you show up to break me it won’t happen, I am water, water doesn’t break.
If you need to prove superiority it won’t happen, I am air, air will always rise.
If you try to draw blood it won’t happen, I am metal, your internal pain cannot penetrate my veins.
If you try to suppress me it won’t happen, I am fire, my light cannot be extinguished.”
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Jesikah Sundin
“Feelings are real. They often become one’s reality. But they are not always based on truth.”
Jesikah Sundin, Elements

Robert Boyle
“Those distinct substances, which concretes generally either afford, or are made up of, may, without very much inconvenience, be called the elements or principles of them.”
Robert Boyle, The Sceptical Chymist

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Poetry is inspired by the elements of random thoughts, an overflow of gazing at the unseen.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Charles Wright
“It’s good to know certain things:
What’s departed, in order to know what’s left to come;
That water’s immeasurable and incomprehensible
And blows in the air
Where all that’s fallen and silent becomes invisible;
That fire’s the light our names are carved in.

That shame is a garment of sorrow;
That time is the Adversary, and stays sleepless and wants for nothing;
That clouds are unequal and words are.”
Charles Wright, Black Zodiac

Jesikah Sundin
“My heart is broken and I grieve, for I have known love. Your heart is broken and you grieve, for you have not.”
Jesikah Sundin, Elements

Dacha Avelin
“You alone are Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.”
Dacha Avelin, Old World Witchcraft: Pathway To Effective Magick

Guy de Maupassant
“Why not other elements besides fire, air, earth and water? There are four of them, just four, those foster parents of beings! What a pity! Why aren't there forty elements instead, or four hundred, or four thousand? How paltry everything is, how miserly, how wretched! Stingily given, aridly invented, heavily made!
Why not other elements besides fire, air, earth and water? There are four of them, just four, those foster parents of beings! What a pity! Why aren't there forty elements instead, or four hundred, or four thousand? How paltry everything is, how miserly, how wretched! Stingily given, aridly invented, heavily made!”
Guy de Maupassant, Le Horla et autres contes fantastiques

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“But as this fugitive sunlight
Arrested & fixed
And with the primal atoms mixed
Is plant & man & rock
So a fleeing thought
Taken up in act & wrought
Makes the air & the sun
And hurls new systems out to run”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Poems and Translations

C. JoyBell C.
“Air is the element most needed by fire. This is why you need open spaces, the wind, and to fly. Because you have fire in you. This is why you look into the sky, why you make wishes, why you tread lightly. You, too, are the air, because inside you there is fire. Why do you think we breathe? Because we are kindling our fires.”
C. JoyBell C.

Steven Redhead
“Success has whatever elements you wish to contribute to it.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is a Dance

Thomas Lloyd Qualls
“His journey is not a reflection of the moon. It is the moon itself. He is not separate from this quest. It is his dharma, his path, his voice. It is not a bead on a mala, not a veil to remove. It is the cooperation of elements, the marriage of spirit and flesh. It is the shadow of faith, the reflection of being. It is the full metaphor. It is all there is.”
Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Painted Oxen

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“even a scientist can’t help thinking of the Periodic Table as a zoo of one-of-a-kind animals conceived by Dr. Seuss. How else could we believe that sodium is a poisonous, reactive metal that you can cut with a butter-knife, while pure chlorine is a smelly, deadly gas, yet when added together make sodium chloride, a harmless, biologically essential compound better known as table salt? Or how about hydrogen and oxygen? One is an explosive gas, and the other promotes violent combustion, yet the two combined make liquid water, which puts out fires.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

C.A.A. Savastano
“Be like the ancient elements in thinking. Like Earth, build upon a foundation of facts. Like Air, be willing to change your ideas if the winds of evidence require it. Like Fire, be unquenched in a desire for learning more. Like Water, both our ideas and the tides can be unstoppable.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Leigh Bardugo
“The grounding principle of the Small Science was "like calls to like," but then it got complicated.
Odinakovost was the "thisness" of a thing that made it the same as everything else.
Etovost was the "thatness" of a thing that made it different from everything else.
Odinakovost connected Grisha to the world, but it was etovost that gave them an affinity for something like air, or blood, or in my case, light.
Around then, my head started swimming. One thing did stand out to me: the word the philosophers used to describe people born without Grisha gifts, otkazat'sya, "the abandoned." It was another word for orphan.”
Bardugo Leigh

Steven Magee
“Wavelength calibration lamps containing mercury and other elements were in use in astronomy.”
Steven Magee

“Looking for your light,
I went out:
it was like the sudden dawn
of a million million suns,

a ganglion of lightnings
for my wonder.”
Allama Prabhu, Speaking of Siva

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Is it possible to penetrate the Eighteen Elements in another way?' and the Buddha replied, "Yes, we can say that there are Six Elements ." These are the Four Great Elements (mahabhuta ) of earth, water, fire, and air, plus space and consciousness. All physical phenomena are made up of these Six Elements. If we observe these Six Elements inside us and around us, we see that we are not separate from the universe.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

K.V. Wilson
“I grin. "What say ye to taking down the monster we call Saint Patty?"
The maiden of Loch Ness breaks into a wide smile, displaying beautiful ivory fangs. "I say aye, lad. That is if ye can keep up with me.”
K.V. Wilson, Guardian

Joy Harjo
“earth, sky, stars circling
my heart”
Joy Harjo, She Had Some Horses

Shelly Dax
“Minimize, or tone down, other compositional elements in order to bring attention to the focal point. Backgrounds can be made lighter or darker in value, crisper or softer in focus, or textured or not textured, to lend support to where you want the eye to go.”
Shelly Dax, The Tattoo Textbook: Escape the Grind, Do What You Love, and Launch Your Kick-Ass Tattoo Career

“Life plays Tetris with elements,

and creates our reality.”

“love is
all elements combine.
freedom of air,
stability of earth.
heat of fire,
calmness of water.
love is
all elements combined.

- all elements in one.”

Donna Goddard
“One day, you won’t need to do spiritual practices because you will have become the very thing that you have practised for years. You will look at the elements and not see them as outside of you. You will look at the master and not see him as a person other than you. You will look at those you love and see them as part of your own life-fibre.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

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