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Phenomena Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“There is no such thing as moral phenomena, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Erik Pevernagie
“Definitions and meanings change all the time. Truth and reality are very volatile, indefinite, multi layered and sometimes very paradoxical. That’s why it is very fiddly to make a set definition for the phenomena of our daily life. ( " Did not expect it would ever happen, there" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Albert Camus
“And here are trees and I know their gnarled surface, water and I feel its taste. These scents of grass and stars at night, certain evenings when the heart relaxes-how shall I negate this world whose power and strength I feel? Yet all the knowledge on earth will give me nothing to assure me that this world is mine. You describe it to me and you teach me to classify it. You enumerate its laws and in my thirst for knowledge I admit that they are true. You take apart its mechanism and my hope increases. At the final stage you teach me that this wondrous and multicolored universe can be reduced to the atom and that the atom itself can be reduced to the electron. All this is good and I wait for you to continue. But you tell me of an invisible planetary system in which electrons gravitate around a nucleus. You explain this world to me with an image. I realize then that you have been reduced to poetry: I shall never know.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“One should not search for anything behind the phenomena. They themselves are the message.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jacques Monod
“In science there is and will remain a Platonic element which could not be taken away without ruining it. Among the infinite diversity of singular phenomena science can only look for invariants.”
Jacques Monod, Chance and Necessity: An Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology

Nicolas de Condorcet
“[All phenomena] are equally susceptible of being calculated, and all that is necessary, to reduce the whole of nature to laws similar to those which Newton discovered with the aid of the calculus, is to have a sufficient number of observations and a mathematics that is complex enough.”
Marquis de Condorcet

Harry Whitewolf
“The problem with the 11:11 Phenomenon is getting anybody interested in it that hasn't experienced it themselves. Other phenomena, such as U.F.Os or crop circles, are able to be seen. We can debate them. But seeing and being guided by 11:11 is hard to convey to those uninitiated in its ways.”
Harry Whitewolf, Route Number 11: Argentina, Angels & Alcohol

Kamand Kojouri
“Come into my world.
I will show you the phenomenon that Stendhal experienced. I will help you feel the cascading arpeggios of Wagner's overture. I will dance to Doga’s waltzes with you.
A day spent without appreciating the beauty surrounding us is a waste. Let me appreciate you”
Kamand Kojouri

William Barrett
“If science could comprehend all phenomena so that eventually in a thoroughly rational society human beings became as predictable as cogs in a machine, then man, driven by this need to know and assert his freedom, would rise up and smash the machine.”
William Barrett, Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy

William  James
“Knowledge about a thing is not the thing itself.”
William james, Writings 1902-1910: The Varieties of Religious Experience / Pragmatism / A Pluralistic Universe / The Meaning of Truth / Some Problems of Philosophy / Essays

“A cloud is more real than all my thoughts.”
Marty Rubin

Dan Zahavi
“To claim that there, in addition, exists a behind-the-scenes world, a hidden world that transcends every type of givenness, every type of evidence, and that this is the really real reality, is rejected as an empty speculative claim by the phenomenologists. In fact, they would insist that the very proposal involves a category-mistake, a misapplication and abuse of the very concept of reality. Rather than defining objective reality in terms of an inaccessible and ungraspable beyond, phenomenologists would argue that the right place to locate objectivity is in, rather than beyond, the appearing world.”
Dan Zahavi, Phenomenology: The Basics

Olga Tokarczuk
“One must keep one's eyes and ears open, one must know how to match up the facts, see similarity where others see total difference, remember that certain events occur at various levels or, to put it another way, many incidents are aspects of the same, single occurrence. And that the world is a great big net, it is a whole, where no single thing exists separately; every scrap of the world, every last tiny piece, is bound up with the rest by a complex Cosmos of correspondences, hard for the ordinary mind to penetrate.”
Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

“Neue Phaenomena zu erklären, dieses macht meine Sorgen aus, und wie froh ist der Forscher, wenn er das so fleissig Gesuche findet, eine Ergötzung wobei das Herz lacht.

To explain new phenomena, that is my task; and how happy is the scientist when he finds what he so diligently sought, a pleasure that gladdens the heart.”
Carl Wilhelm Scheele

Harry Whitewolf
“Meeting new people is just remembering faces of God we've forgotten.”
Harry Whitewolf, Route Number 11: Argentina, Angels & Alcohol

Deyth Banger
“To have with somebody relationship or to be friends or something, you must make him nerves to feel nerves, then you should make him to feel comfortable - I got you, you just believed in this, you don't need to make him nerves. That's a joke!
You must make him vulnerable so to possess him.”
Deyth Banger

“The leaves on the water, the fog under the bridge. That's what I believe in.”
Marty Rubin

Huey P. Newton
“To us power is, first of all, the ability to define phenomena, and secondly the ability to make these phenomena act in a desired manner.”
Huey P. Newton, The Huey P. Newton Reader

Aspen Matis
“Exiting a bus, déjà vu overwhelmed me, that ephemeral phenomena of alignment so perfect it is eerie.”
Aspen Matis, Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

“Scientists think rationalists are mad because the rationalists are dancing to the Music of the Spheres, to which scientists are stone deaf. Scientists are like the blind describing the visible world to the sighted. The vast majority of reality is hidden from the human senses, yet scientists have chosen to consider the observable as the only reality, and everything else as unreal. In fact, the unobservable is true reality, and the observable is a sensory phenomenal, empirical delusion that actively masks non-sensory, noumenal, rational reality.”
Thomas Stark, The Book of Mind: Seeking Gnosis

“Dream: I look for
 Lama Lodrö Kagyu
 teacher friend
 hearing
he's ill & I'm ill, too -
 I enter his room
and he says "I've
been trying to find
you - I wanted you
 to know illness
is just phenomena”
Marc Olmsted , What Use Am I a Hungry Ghost? Poems from 3-year Retreat

T.K. Kiser
“Magic is the word illiterates use for phenomena they can’t explain.”
T.K. Kiser, The Firebrand Legacy

Elise Janvresse
“غالبًا ما نكون على حق عندما نشهد ظواهر غير عادية ، بيْد أنَّ خطأنا يتمثل في النتائج التي نستخلصها عبر إعطاء دلالة لهذه الظواهر”
Elise Janvresse, قانون تسلسل الأحداث.. هل هو صدفة أم حتمية؟

Martin Heidegger
“It is phenomenologically absurd to speak of the phenomenon as if it were something behind which there would be something else of which it would be a phenomenon in the sense of the appearance which represents and expresses [this something else]. A phenomenon is nothing behind which there would be something else. More accurately stated, one cannot ask for something behind the phenomenon at all, since what the phenomenon gives is precisely that something in itself.”
Martin Heidegger

“Scientists are extremely keen on “common sense”, yet their hero Albert Einstein dismissively said, “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen.” Your senses and your common sense are both insufficient to the task that scientism assigns to them. They don’t tell you shit. As Bishop Berkeley pointed out, you have no experience of any objective thing called “matter”. Instead, you have a subjective experience of a subjective idea of what you label “matter”. You always encounter the idea of matter in your mind. You have no non-mental encounter with anything called matter, so where is your evidence that matter even exists? As Berkeley demonstrated, “matter” is a redundant hypothesis.”
Thomas Stark, Extra Scientiam Nulla Salus: How Science Undermines Reason

“Empirical evidence is not what counts. Rational proof is the only acceptable criterion of truth. If you cannot provide a sufficient reason for an argument you make, you do not have an argument. Sensory evidence is not a sufficient reason. It is not an argument. Sensory evidence is simply raw data. A million people could provide a million different ways of interpreting it, hence it’s meaningless. It has nothing to do with proof. “Evidence” concerns an appearance from which inferences may be drawn. It concerns that which is obvious to the eye. Yet what does “obvious” mean? What is obvious about sensory data? Color blind people don’t know what “blue” is. Tetrachromats, with four cone types in the eye (cone cells are responsible for color vision, while rod cells code for monochromatic vision) see color radically differently from normal people (i.e. trichromats with three cone types). People with synesthesia have drastically different sensory experiences from normal people. So, everything about the senses is mired in ambiguity, uncertainty and subjectivity. These are no organs for truth, i.e. organs that show us the truth of a thing, exactly what it is and everything about it. We see things in our dreams even though our eyes are closed. How can we see without eyes, how can we sense without sense organs? What’s for sure is that scientific empiricism and materialism won’t be furnishing any answers.”
Thomas Stark, Extra Scientiam Nulla Salus: How Science Undermines Reason

“All phenomena are subject to instantaneous transformation.”
Roger Weir

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“You can’t define wonder. You can only stand in the presence of it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“All physical phenomena in the universe can be attributed to a single theory.”
Wald Wassermann

Paramahansa Yogananda
“The law of miracles is operable by any man who has realized that the essence of creation is light.

A master is able to employ his divine knowledge of light phenomena to project instantly into perceptible manifestation the ubiquitous light atoms.

The actual form of the projection (whatever it be: a tree, a medicine, a human body) is determined by the yogi's wish and by his power of will and of visualization.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

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