Quotations About / On:
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
(Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry Adams, ch. 16 (1907).)
Art can make chaos seductive.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 18 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
(Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. "Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious," vol. 9, pt. 1, Collected Works, ed. William McGuire (1959).)
Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos.
(Joyce Grenfell (1910-1979), British actor, writer. "English Lit." Stately as a Galleon (1978).)
Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.
(Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt (1968). Unpacking My Library (1931).)
No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.
(Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), German dictator. Speech, May 21, 1935, Reichstag, Berlin.)
The world is chaos. Nothingness is the yet-to-be-born god of the world.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act IV (1835).)
I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
(Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931), Soviet political leader. Quoted in Times (London, May 18, 1990).
To journalists, of the Soviet Union's regional difficulties.)