Equilibrium Quotes

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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
“Do you see how an act is not, as young men think, like a rock that one picks up and throws, and it hits or misses, and that's the end of it. When that rock is lifted, the earth is lighter; the hand that bears it heavier. When it is thrown, the circuits of the stars respond, and where it strikes or falls, the universe is changed. On every act the balance of the whole depends. The winds and seas, the powers of water and earth and light, all that these do, and all that the beasts and green things do, is well done, and rightly done. All these act within the Equilibrium. From the hurricane and the great whale's sounding to the fall of a dry leaf and the gnat's flight, all they do is done within the balance of the whole.

But we, insofar as we have power over the world and over one another, we must learn to do what the leaf and the whale and the wind do of their own nature. We must learn to keep the balance. Having intelligence, we must not act in ignorance. Having choice, we must not act without responsibility.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

J.K. Franko
“Then, like magic, it seemed like the universe provided a solution. And I thought—okay, this is how. This will work. There’s hope—light at the end of the tunnel. A silver lining, you know?” Roy shook his head. “Fuck. I was so stupid. I was too proud to realize that there was no way it could ever happen. That there couldn’t be a happy ending for us. It was just a set-up. You see, the universe still had accounts to settle. And Susie and I, we were way overdrawn.”
J.K. Franko, Tooth for Tooth

J.K. Franko
“But, if we consider, as physicists now claim, that everything is energy—everything we see, everything we think, everything we do—then it is just possible that this same law of conservation of energy applies to questions of morality. A conservation of moral energy, a maintenance of equilibrium… a balance exists and must be preserved. If an action is taken that disrupts that balance, then an action similar in kind and degree is required to restore equilibrium.”
J.K. Franko, Eye for Eye

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

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

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Physics depends on a universe infinitely centred on an equals sign.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

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

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

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

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

“You juggle with so many things as if your life depends on it. Calm down and let go of few things. Don’t fear the disorder because universe will bring a new equilibrium shortly after it.”

“You are part of the universe after all – at times, you are in control; other times, you are bound to let go and flow by witnessing the magic of this world, that’s part of being alive.”
Alyaa Sadek, Equilibrium

Rachel D. Greenwell
“Equilibrium is basically when different forces achieve balance. They become equal or the same. People do this with energy. If you know this and you also know that you have power then you can choose the energy or the feeling of the room or of the group or whatever. Basically, you just feel the feelings really strongly and hold it no matter what is going on around you and no matter what anyone else around you feels like.”
Rachel D. Greenwell, How To Wear A Crown: A Practical Guide To Knowing Your Worth

Laurence Galian
“There is a rhythmic interchange between positive and negative. The high becomes low, the low becomes high. Everything is exchanging with its opposite to create a state of equilibrium. Each must become the other to achieve balance. The discharged must become charged, and the charged must become discharged. The universe always wants to be balanced, and in a state of equilibrium.”
Laurence Galian, 666: Connection with Crowley

“Spirituality, in a sense, is the different sides of emotions, which transcend from the human spirit and go beyond and above the worldly desires and human needs.”
Alyaa Sadek, Equilibrium

“Anything that’s too much turns adverse. Shift your traits to their neutrality and they become your power.”
Alyaa Sadek, Equilibrium

“There will be positive changes if you summon the courage to question your own motives and beliefs.”
Alyaa Sadek, Equilibrium

“Wherever life takes you, and however you might feel, have no doubt that it is all on purpose. These states and feelings give value and meaning to your own journey of discovering the harmony that is right for you.”
Alyaa Sadek

Rachel D. Greenwell
“When my baby is upset and crying and I would like him to be calmer, I close my eyes and breathe slowly and deeply and think the most peaceful thoughts possible. I really try to embody that peaceful energy. I allow it to flow all over me until I am peaceful. Then I go back to attempting to soothe him. Magically, he calms down. He matches my energy. People do this naturally. We are always attempting to gain equilibrium.”
Rachel D. Greenwell, How To Wear A Crown: A Practical Guide To Knowing Your Worth

“With everyday practice of Meditation we learn to create equilibrium and balance within.”
Purvi Raniga

“We need each other. But, if one of us dose not need the other; then we don't need each other. Life is an equilibrium.”
Mecha Constantine

“The MWC equilibrium framework not only has been exploited for thinking about the activity of the chemotaxis receptors but also has served as a null model for the switching behavior of the bacterial flagellar motor. This motor switches between clockwise and counterclockwise rotation, as a result of the binding of CheY-P to the FliM part of the motor. The distribution of duration times in the counterclockwise rotation state of the motor appears to defy description in terms of the MWC model and Ising-type conformational spread model, instead demanding that the system operate out of equilibrium with constant energy dissipation. The emergence of such nonequilibrium effects where the MWC framework breaks down represents one of the most exciting frontiers for thinking about the function of allosteric molecules in the context of living cells.”
Rob Phillips, The Molecular Switch: Signaling and Allostery

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The sun works the day shift; the moon, the night shift.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

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