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    I often prefer the shapes within the raw materials to "do their thing', as this makes it movre interesting for me. Sometimes a piece of hubcap fits in such a way that the shark becomes almost alive in my hands, climbing, twisting or just hanging motionless and predatory, and this gives me a buzz. It makes me feel like a vehicle for the creation process rather than a controller, and not knowing the exact outcome is exciting.
    — Ptolemy
    There's an inherent message in my work relating to recycling and the nature of value, but my artistic inspiration is fired by the qualities within the raw materials" I come across many things which have been abandoned and find something more in them than their intrinsic worthlessness.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: nature  work  value  quality 
     
    There are three classes of friendship and enmity, since men are so disposed to one another either by preference or by need or by pleasure and pain.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: friendship  men  pain  pleasure 
     
    The length of life takes the leading place among inquiries about events following birth.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: birth 
     
    Mortal through I be, yea ephemeral, if but a momentI gaze up at the night's starry domain of heaven,Then no longer on earth I stand; I touch the Creator,And my lively spirit drinketh immortality.
    — Ptolemy
    If the earth were flat from east to west, the stars would rise as soon for westerners as for orientals, which is false. Also, if the earth were flat from north to south and vice versa, the stars which were always visible to anyone would continue to be so wherever he went, which is false. But it seems flat to human sight because it is so extensive.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: human  earth  star 
     
    I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth, but, side by side with Zeus himself, I take my fill of ambrosia, the food of the gods.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: food  earth  star  god 
     
    It is clearly evident that most events of a widespread nature draw their causes from the enveloping heavens.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: nature  heaven 
     
    As material fortune is associated with the properties of the body, so honor belongs to those of the soul.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: soul  body  property  honor 
     
    The heaven is spherical in shape, and moves as a sphere; the earth too is sensibly spherical in shape, when taken as a whole; in position it lies in the middle of the heavens very much like its center; in size and distance it has the ratio of a point to the sphere of the fixed stars; and it has no motion from place to place.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: lies  earth  heaven 
     
    Everything that is hard to attain is easily assailed by the generality of men.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: men 
     
    Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
    — Ptolemy
    tags: earth  star  pleasure 
     
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    Occupation  : Writer

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