Phenomena Quotes

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Anthony Marra
“Life: a constellation of vital phenomena—organization, irritability, movement, growth, reproduction, adaptation.”
Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

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

“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

“The Message of Mohammad is not a set of metaphysical phenomena. It is a complete civilization.”
W.A.R. Gibb

“Many who have learned
from Hesiod the countless names
of gods and monsters
never understand
that night and day are one”
Heraclitus, Fragments

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

“I know that certain minds would regard as audacious the idea of relating the laws which preside over the play of our organs to those laws which govern inanimate bodies; but, although novel, this truth is none the less incontestable. To hold that the phenomena of life are entirely distinct from the general phenomena of nature is to commit a grave error, it is to oppose the continued progress of science.”
Francois Magendie

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

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

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

“I would like to start by emphasizing the importance of surfaces. It is at a surface where many of our most interesting and useful phenomena occur. We live for example on the surface of a planet. It is at a surface where the catalysis of chemical reactions occur. It is essentially at a surface of a plant that sunlight is converted to a sugar. In electronics, most if not all active circuit elements involve non-equilibrium phenomena occurring at surfaces. Much of biology is concerned with reactions at a surface.”
Walter Houser Brattain

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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؟

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

“Dream: I look for
 Lama Lodrö Kagyu
 teacher friend
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

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

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

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

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