Motion Quotes

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Ray Bradbury
“If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Andrew Motion
“Poems are a hotline to our hearts, and we forget this emotional power at our peril.”
Andrew Motion

Sarah Dessen
“I didnt pay atteniton to times or distance, instead focusing on how it felt just to be in motion, knowing it wasn't about the finish line but how I got there that mattered.”
Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Anaïs Nin
“Life is a full circle, widening until it joins the circle motions of the infinite.”
Anais Nin

Pierre-Simon Laplace
“We ought to regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its antecedent state and as the cause of the state that is to follow. An intelligence knowing all the forces acting in nature at a given instant, as well as the momentary positions of all things in the universe, would be able to comprehend in one single formula the motions of the largest bodies as well as the lightest atoms in the world, provided that its intellect were sufficiently powerful to subject all data to analysis; to it nothing would be uncertain, the future as well as the past would be present to its eyes. The perfection that the human mind has been able to give to astronomy affords but a feeble outline of such an intelligence.”
Pierre Simon de Laplace

David Levithan
“But there was something about you that made me think of sparks and motion.”
David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

Mike  Norton
“The true measure of a man is not what he dreams, but what he aspires to be; a dream is nothing without action. Whether one fails or succeeds is irrelevant; all that matters is that there was motion in his life. That alone affects the world.”
Mike Norton, White Mountain

Haruki Murakami
“As long as I stared at the clock, at least the world remained in motion. Not a very consequential world, but in motion nonetheless. And as long as I knew the world was still in motion, I knew I existed. Not a very consequential existence, but an existence nonetheless. It struck me as wanting that someone should confirm his own existence only by the hands of an electric wall clock. There had to be a more cognitive means of confirmation. But try as I might, nothing less facile came to mind.”
Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

Ernst Mach
“But we must not forget that all things in the world are connected with one another and depend on one another, and that we ourselves and all our thoughts are also a part of nature. It is utterly beyond our power to measure the changes of things by time. Quite the contrary, time is an abstraction, at which we arrive by means of the change of things; made because we are not restricted to any one definite measure, all being interconnected. A motion is termed uniform in which equal increments of space described correspond to equal increments of space described by some motion with which we form a comparison, as the rotation of the earth. A motion may, with respect to another motion, be uniform. But the question whether a motion is in itself uniform, is senseless. With just as little justice, also, may we speak of an “absolute time” --- of a time independent of change. This absolute time can be measured by comparison with no motion; it has therefore neither a practical nor a scientific value; and no one is justified in saying that he knows aught about it. It is an idle metaphysical conception.”
Ernst Mach, The Science of Mechanics: A Critical and Historical Account of Its Development

Vera Nazarian
“We are all glorified motion sensors.

Some things only become visible to us when they undergo change.

We take for granted all the constant, fixed things, and eventually stop paying any attention to them. At the same time we observe and obsess over small, fast-moving, ephemeral things of little value.

The trick to rediscovering constants is to stop and focus on the greater panorama around us. While everything else flits abut, the important things remain in place.

Their stillness appears as reverse motion to our perspective, as relativity resets our motion sensors. It reboots us, allowing us once again to perceive.

And now that we do see, suddenly we realize that those still things are not so motionless after all. They are simply gliding with slow individualistic grace against the backdrop of the immense universe.

And it takes a more sensitive motion instrument to track this.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Michel de Montaigne
“My business is only to keep myself in motion, whilst motion pleases me; I only walk for the walk's sake.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

“The more careful you are, the less you have. The more careful you are, the less motion you cause. When you are willing, you cause motion.”
Meir Ezra

“Motion creates energy.”
Meir Ezra

John Swartzwelder
“I made a circular motion with my finger around my temple to indicate I thought this guy was crazy, forgetting that there was no one in the room to see this circular motion except him. He saw it and frowned.”
John Swartzwelder, The Time Machine Did It

“I suppose that every wanderer started in a garden somewhere. So few of us are born into motion.”
Candas Jane Dorsey, Black Wine

“You are as powerful as you are willing to cause motion.”
Meir Ezra

Dejan Stojanovic
“Absolute is a game with only one player where Absolute forgets itself so it would have a reason to fulfill the motion while returning.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Carlos Wallace
“Whenever I am asked to tell my story, I hesitate. How can you sum up a life that is in constant motion?”
Carlos Wallace

“The very act of seeking sets things in motion.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“That statues are motionless would be true only if the earth were the universe.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Doris Lessing
“Here tail moved, in another dimension, as if its tip was catching messages her other organs could not. She sat poised, air-light, looking, hearing, feeling, smelling, breathing, with all of her, fur, whiskers, ears---everything, in delicate vibration.”
Doris Lessing, On Cats

“To mourn the unexpected death
Of a thousand fetuses,
I fire up the yellow dusk,
and watch the time standing motionless.”
Geeta Tripathee

Elaine Scarry
“...because material composition so unquestionably entails motion (making a sculpture or a shield or a painting requires motion just as much as walking or horseback riding or rising from one's chair does), we may be predisposed to discover it in mental composition as well.”
Elaine Scarry, Dreaming by the Book

Elaine Scarry
“We find ourselves contemplating at once the compositional surface on which motion occurs and the things that move on that compositional surface because imagining motion requires us to blur the distinction between figure and ground, as when passengers sitting in a stationary train feel themselves begin to fall through space when another train passes by.”
Elaine Scarry, Dreaming by the Book
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“Slow Motion Is Better Than No Motion”
Lewis Avelino

Santosh    Kumar
“It is true that human mind can blindly accept infinite motion.”
Santosh Kumar (San)

“Light = mind = life = energy = motion = information = numbers = math. That’s the secret of existence. Have you seen the light?”
Mike Hockney, Causation and the Principle of Sufficient Reason

“The cleverest people in the world are those most capable of making the least expected connections between apparently disparate things. This book has explained how light, life, mind, soul, causation, motion, energy, ontological mathematics and ontological reason are all synonymous. Are you one of the rare few capable of seeing the light? Can you see the hidden mathematical order beneath the Grand Illusion presented to our senses? Only those on the verge of Enlightenment have any hope of understanding ontological mathematics, the science of the soul, the science of the unseen light of the Universal Mind.”
Mike Hockney, Causation and the Principle of Sufficient Reason

“The root of life was in every drop of the ocean of immortality, and the ocean was radiant light, which was fire and heart, and motion.”
H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 1 of 4

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