Pattern Quotes

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Frank Herbert
There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace - these qualities you find always in that the true artist captures. You can find it in the turning of the seasons, the way sand trails along a ridge, in the branch clusters of the creosote bush of the pattern of its leaves. We try to copy these patterns in our lives and in our society, seeking the rhythms, the dances, the forms that comfort. Yet, it is possible to see peril in the finding of ultimate perfection. It is clear that the ultimate pattern contains its own fixity. In such perfection, all things move towards death.
Frank Herbert, Dune

Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer



Of life,
Born from
Of light,
The lens
Of time,
And into
A sea
Of stars

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

Chip Heath
“The most basic way to get someone's attention is this: Break a pattern.”
Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Erik Pevernagie
“When the brain becomes too tired, the mind stops decrypting the perceptions in our mental world and surrenders willingly to the unguarded moments of life.
For some time, the safeguards of our thinking pattern weaken and discontinue the decoding of the chips of daily reality.
The mind picks the instants which are above suspicion, pure and innocent. ("Uber alle Gipfeln ist Ruh" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Bruce Lee
“Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.”
Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Erik Pevernagie
“When people are just drifting along the tides of life and can’t see the shores of reality anymore, they may experience someday the irresistible desire for a liberating burst, emerging deeply from the inner self and disentangling them from their manufactured pattern. That day might be a day of all possibilities and make them ready to hit the ground running. ("A change of vision" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we make a fly-on-the-wall review of our history and connect the significant scenarios from our memory, we can develop a comprehensive pattern of our identity that throws a whirl of light on the secreted framework of our life. ("Labyrinth of the mind")”
Erik Pevernagie

Vera Nazarian
“The difference between real life and a story is that life has significance, while a story must have meaning.

The former is not always apparent, while the latter always has to be, before the end.”
Vera Nazarian

“But does it make any sense at all to know that it ends badly for all of us, even the happiest of us, and that we all lose everything that matters in the end-and yet to know as well, despite all this, as cruelly as the game is stacked, that it's possible to play it with a kind of joy?
To try to make some meaning out of all this seems unbelievably quaint. Maybe I only see a pattern because I've been staring too long. But then again, to paraphrase Boris, maybe I see a pattern because it's there.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Toba Beta
“The concept of randomness and coincidence will be obsolete when people can finally define a formulation of patterned interaction between all things within the universe.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Luke Rhinehart
“Like the turtle's shell, the sense of self serves as a shield against stimulation and as a burden which limits mobility into possibly dangerous areas. The turtle rarely has to think about what's on the other side of his shell; whatever it is, it can't hurt him, can't even touch him. So, too, adults insist on the shell of a consistent self for themselves and their children and appreciate turtles for friends; they wish to be protected from being hurt or touched or confused or having to think. If a man can rely on consistency, he can afford not to notice people after the first few times. But I imagined a world in which each individual might be about to play the lover, the benefactor, the sponger, the attacker, the friend: and once known as one of the next day he might yet be anything. Would we pay attention to this person? Would life be boring? Would life be livable? I saw then clearly for the first time that the fear of failure keeps us huddled in the cave of self - a group of behavior patterns we have mastered and have no intention of risking failure by abandoning.”
Luke Rhinehart, The Dice Man

“Pattern is often predictable, and anything predictable can be hacked.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Ray Dalio
“Observe the patterns of mistakes to see if they are products of weaknesses. Everyone has weaknesses and they are generally revealed in the patterns of mistakes they make. The fastest path to success starts with knowing what your weaknesses are and staring hard at them. Start by writing down your mistakes and connecting the dots between them. Then write down your “one big challenge,” the weakness that stands the most in the way of your getting what you want. Everyone has at least one big challenge. You may in fact have several, but don’t go beyond your “big three.” The first step to tackling these impediments is getting them out into the open.”
Ray Dalio, Principles: Life and Work

Ray Dalio
“Everyone has weaknesses. They are generally revealed in the patterns of mistakes they make. Knowing what your weaknesses are and staring hard at them is the first step on the path to success.”
Ray Dalio, Principles: Life and Work

Shannon L. Alder
“If a man has been married twice and had been in several relationships that ended badly, you need to ask why before you date him. So many woman are gullible and think the reason those relationships didn't work out was because the women he was involved with were insecure. All abusers blame their breakups on the woman. Don't be so egotistical that you think you have the magical assets to keep this guy in love with you. A smart woman doesn't date a man with a long history of bad relationships. She finds out the other side of the story from the women that came before her. She recognizes there is a pattern and something is not right.”
Shannon L. Alder, The Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Bible: Spiritual Recovery from Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse

Lucian Vicovan
“Basically, control is just an illusion. Far too many factors contribute to everything that happens during a day, even during an hour, a week, a month, a year. And that's the end of the matter. You think you control something because you think you recognize a certain pattern, so you imagine that you’re always gonna achieve the same results with the same actions. Until something unexpected happens.”
Lucian Vicovan, Another dance in the flames


E.M. Forster
“But whereas the story appeals to our curiosity and the plot to our intelligence, the pattern appeals to our aesthetic sense, it causes us to see the book as a whole.”
E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

“When those who truly pushed the box have no say in which direction the box goes, our home is left with one of the most common problems in the known world.

With even the boxes, scratching their heads.”

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“Matters of heart follow a different pattern altogether rather, they follow neither any pattern, nor logic.”
Neelam Saxena Chandra, the red diary

Ted Chiang
“I am not that air, I am the pattern that it assumed, temporarily.”
Ted Chiang, Exhalation

Avinash K. Dixit
“Your opponent can observe and exploit any systematic pattern almost as easily as he can exploit an unchanging repetition of a single strategy. It is unpredictability that is important when mixing.”
Avinash K. Dixit, The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life

Pablo Jensen
“Ce n’est pas parce que la sociologie cherche les déterminismes — et trouve des régularités — que tout est déterminé.”
Pablo Jensen, Pourquoi la société ne se laisse pas mettre en équations

“Consider how you can use visual pattern to define a space for its purpose and activity...

- In the bathroom, you might want to use rippled or soft undulating patterns to remind yourself of the calmness of water, think water surface, sand, or shell patterns.
- In the living room, leafy patterns and forest-inspired shapes and patterns can be relaxing and restorative.
- Retreats or quiet spaces such as bedrooms or home offices might benefit from images of sheltered or secluded natural spaces, for example cave-like patterns.
- By contrast, lively spaces may suit patterns of more dynamic natural systems, such as waterfalls and rivers.

Remember that there is a balance to strive for here. Subtlety is key, so the patterns don't dominate the space and overwhelm you. Also keep in mind that there are no straight lines in nature, so hard edges can appear harsh.”
Oliver Heath, Design A Healthy Home: 100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental wellbeing

“People are better than computers when finding patterns in images, but computers are better than people when finding
patterns in numbers.”
Leland Wilkinson, The Grammar of Graphics. Statistics and Computing.

Aldous Huxley
“From the point of view of an inhabitant of the Old World, marsupials are exceedingly odd. But oddity is not the same as randomness. Kangaroos and wallabies may lack verisimilitude; but their improbability repeats itself and obeys recognizable laws. The same is true of the psychological creatures inhabiting the remoter regions of our minds. The experiences encountered under the influence of mescalin or deep hypnosis are certainly strange; but they are strange with a certain regularity, strange according to a pattern.”
Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception

Ioan Petru Culianu
“omul e conditionat, traieste in limitele principiului psihologic al compensatiei: orice exces din partea constiintei produce o reactie de sens contrar din partea inconstientului”
Ioan Petru Culianu, Hesperus

Carol S. Pearson
“If you are not aware of the story pattern you are living, the story plays you.”
Carol S. Pearson, What Stories Are You Living?

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“The Earth is littered with the ruins of empires that once belived they were eternal.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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