Equilibrium Quotes

Quotes tagged as "equilibrium" (showing 1-30 of 37)
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

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

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
“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“Stillness is the most powerful virtue against all odds in life.”
Aditya Ajmera

“A person must be in tune with the light and dark forces of their nature and remain in harmony with the bands of their own multivariate being.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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

“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

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

Maggie Stiefvater
“This equilibrium was so hard-won.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

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

“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

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

Robert Finch
“So it is with blackberries. If you pull too hard, you may get the berry but you will lose the sweetness of it. On the other hand, if you leave it, it may be gone the next time you come by. Each person must find this point of equilibrium for himself.”
Robert Finch, Death of a Hornet and Other Cape Cod Essays

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

“No great thing comes without a curse.”
Sophocies

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

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

Martin Olson
“Nature's a balance. There's always a price. For every give, there's a take, and for every success, a sacrifice.”
Martin Olson, Adventure Time: The Enchiridion Marcy's Super Secret Scrapbook!!!

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