Patterns Quotes

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Chuck Palahniuk
“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns.
If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself.
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. what we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish.
There is no free will.
There are no variables.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

Oliver Sacks
“To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves, whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-burgeoning technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds, to rise above our immediate surroundings.

We may seek, too, a relaxing of inhibitions that makes it easier to bond with each other, or transports that make our consciousness of time and mortality easier to bear. We seek a holiday from our inner and outer restrictions, a more intense sense of the here and now, the beauty and value of the world we live in.”
Oliver Sacks

Michael Shermer
“Humans are pattern-seeking story-telling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns, whether they exist or not.”
Michael Shermer

Tony Hillerman
“From where we stand the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it.”
Tony Hillerman, Coyote Waits

John R.W. Stott
“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.”
John Stott

“We make patterns, we share moments.”
Jenny Downham, Before I Die

Elizabeth Moon
“I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.”
Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark

Jacqueline Carey
“There are patterns which emerge in one's life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation of a theme”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

Rick Riordan
“Patterns repeat themselves in history”
Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

Jacqueline Carey
“I can see patterns in events, and behaviors; in mathematics, I follow slower”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

Lisa Kleypas
“No marriage stays in the same pattern forever. It is both the best feature of marriage and the worst, that it inevitably changes.”
Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

Stephen Dunn

Because with alarming accuracy
she’d been identifying patterns
I was unaware of—this tic, that
tendency, like the way I've mastered
the language of intimacy
in order to conceal how I felt—

I knew I was in danger
of being terribly understood.”
Stephen Dunn

Doug Dillon
“Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that you take for granted.”
Doug Dillon

Orson Scott Card
“America's intellectual community has never been very bright. Or honest. They're all sheep, following whatever the intellectual fashion of the decade happens to be. Demanding that everyone follow their dicta in lockstep. Everyone has to be open-minded and tolerant of the things they believe, but God forbid they should ever concede, even for a moment, that someone who disagrees with them might have some fingerhold of truth.”
Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Hegemon

“I do believe in fate, Anne-not the blind fate that gives one no freedom of choice, but a fate that sets down a pattern for each of our lives and gives us choices, numerous choices, by which to find that pattern and be happy.”
Mary Balogh, Simply Love

Steven Pinker
“Of course genes can’t pull the levers of our behavior directly. But they affect the wiring and workings of the brain, and the brain is the seat of our drives, temperaments and patterns of thought. Each of us is dealt a unique hand of tastes and aptitudes, like curiosity, ambition, empathy, a thirst for novelty or for security, a comfort level with the social or the mechanical or the abstract. Some opportunities we come across click with our constitutions and set us along a path in life.”
Steven Pinker

Michael Shermer
“Perceiving the world as well designed and thus the product of a designer, and even seeing divine providence in the daily affairs of life, may be the product of a brain adapted to finding patterns in nature. (38)”
Michael Shermer, Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

“It is easy to surround yourself with people who think in the same ways, believe the same ideas, and live life in similar patterns. Many communities are made up of the same kind of people to the extent that we intentionally have to seek people whose stories are completely different from ours.”
Holly Sprink, Faith Postures: Cultivating Christian Mindfulness

Amit Ray
“Great leaders know that under the turmoil of chaos and change, there is a beauty of patterns and designs.”
Amit Ray, Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate Leadership and Management

[The] tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology has not been accompanied by
“[The] tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology has not been accompanied by an equal development in social, economic, and political patterns...We are now...only beginning to explore the potentialities which it offers for developments in our culture outside technology, particularly in the social, political and economic fields. It is safe to predict that...such social inventions as modern-type Capitalism, Fascism, and Communism will be regarded as primitive experiments directed toward the adjustment of modern society to modern methods”
Ralph Linton

“Some people rarely ever connect the dots in life. Others do connect them but end up being overwhelmed by the amount of information. Then there are those who connect the dots and are also able to make use of them. For the latter group, patterns become the real Guru which help them understand the relationship between different ideas and experiences.”
Omar Cherif

“From sleeping patterns to the seek and find of interstellar dust.”
Ovidiu Oltean

Alex M. Vikoulov
“Self-causation of reality becomes apparent when a phenomenal mind, which is a web of patterns, conceives a novel pattern and perceives it. All mass-energy, space-time itself emerge from consciousness. Those are epiphenomena of consciousness.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, Theology of Digital Physics: Phenomenal Consciousness, The Cosmic Self & The Pantheistic Interpretation of Our Holographic Reality

Alex M. Vikoulov
“Your Universe is in consciousness. And it’s a teleological process of unfolding patterns...The totality of your digital reality is what your conscious mind implicitly or explicitly chooses to experience out of the infinite.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, Theology of Digital Physics: Phenomenal Consciousness, The Cosmic Self & The Pantheistic Interpretation of Our Holographic Reality

Alex M. Vikoulov
“Digital Pantheism implies omniversal ocean of pure, vibrant consciousness in motion, self-referential creative divine force expressing oneself in various forms and patterns. 'I am' the Alpha, Theta & Omega - the ultimate self-causation, self-reflection and self-manifestation instantiated by mathematical codes and fractal geometry.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, Theology of Digital Physics: Phenomenal Consciousness, The Cosmic Self & The Pantheistic Interpretation of Our Holographic Reality

“Perhaps the compulsion to lay a woman’s life before me and slowly explore each layer started in the dissection room; so many of our most steadfast patterns are begun in those years between childhood and adulthood.”
Doireann Ní Ghríofa, A Ghost in the Throat

“Intuition brings us a sense of the ecology of integrity, for intuition is the function that gives a feeling for the entire pattern operating in a given moment.”
John Beebe, Integrity in Depth

Philip Ball
“The combination of random branching and orderly underlying lattice creates the exquisite complexity of the snowflake, poised on the brink of chaos and minutely sensitive to tiny variations in the temperature and humidity of the air.”
Philip Ball, Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does

“Events seem to be ordered into an ominous logic.”
Thomas Pynchon, V.

“The more we observe patterns, the more we connect the dots and make sense out of them, the more we learn.”
Omar Cherif

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