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    chaos Quotes

    Freedom without security portends chaos, perpetual anxiety and fear.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: fear  freedom  anxiety  chaos 
    The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sage steers by.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: sage  doubt  chaos 
    For all people strive to grasp what they do not know, while none strive to grasp what they already know; and all strive to discredit what they do not excel in, while none strive to discredit what they do excel in. This is why there is chaos.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: people  chaos 
    We must have a clear head and a clear-cut stand to confidently boycott those trains of thoughts that attempt to Westernise China, separate China and bring chaos to China.
    — Zhou Yongkang
    tags: thoughts  chaos 
    An arc of crisis stretches along the shores of the Indian Ocean, with fragile social and political structures in a region of vital importance to us threatened with fragmentation. The resulting political chaos could well be filled by elements hostile to our values and sympathetic to our adversaries.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: value  ocean  chaos  political 
    History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: chaos 
    I found it was remarkable. It was so evocative. I feel like it captured the urgency and the chaos, but through the silence of it, through the slowness of it. That's what I loved the most about Citizenfour.
    — Zachary Quinto
    tags: silence  chaos 
    I would love to be a voice in this maelstrom of chaos and obsessive celebrity infatuation that says, 'Let's talk about something that matters'.
    — Zachary Quinto
    tags: chaos  celebrity 
    So on the Tuesday night deadline, while Abu Qatada was appealing to European Court judges, the Home Secretary, who thought the deadline was Monday night, was partying with "X Factor" judges. When the Home Secretary is accused of not knowing what day of the week it is, confusion and chaos have turned into farce.
    — Yvette Cooper
    Living is merely the chaos of existence.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: living  existence  chaos 
    When the problems in Libya started, the African Union set up a committee to address the situation. We urgently advised the Europeans not to intervene. You have done so anyway. Now we are seeing absolute chaos there.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: problem  seeing  chaos 
    In a sense, every human construction, whether mental or material, is a component in a landscape of fear because it exists in constant chaos. Thus children's fairy tales as well as adult's legends, cosmological myths, and indeed philosophical systems are shelters built by the mind in which human beings can rest, at least temporarily, from the siege of inchoate experience and of doubt.
    — Yi-Fu Tuan
    Music creates order out of chaos.
    — Yehudi Menuhin
    tags: chaos  music 
    Perhaps the most important contribution to me being centered in the midst of this chaos is my daughter, Krystal Ann. I am very lucky because she works with me and is responsible for many aspects of the business on the marketing side of my career. This allows us to travel together and experience life on the road, seeing the world. Having family with me is very important and grounding.
    — Yanni
    Before we put an American in harm's way, tell us why. No one wants to see the region descend into further chaos. There's a lot of concern about getting embroiled in another Vietnam and ... about sending American troops once again to fight someone else's war.
    — Xavier Becerra
    tags: fight  chaos  war  vietnam  american 
    Chaos in nature is immediately challenging and forces a good artist to impose some type of order on his or her perception of a site.
    — Wolf Kahn
    I prefer the hell of chaos to the hell of order.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    tags: hell  chaos 
    [Donald Trump] would be chaos for the country, I think.
    — William Weld
    tags: chaos 
    Amid chaos of images, we value coherence. We believe in the printed word. And we believe in clarity. And we believe in immaculate syntax. And in the beauty of the English language.
    — William Shawn
    In a world with no systems, with chaos, everything becomes a guerilla struggle, and this predictability is not there. And it becomes almost impossible to save lives, educate kids, develop economies, whatever.
    — William J. Clinton
    The conscious purpose of science is control of Nature; its unconscious effect is disruption and chaos.
    — William Irwin Thompson
    tags: conscious  control  chaos 
    The more chaos there is, the more science holds on to abstract systems of control, and the more chaos is engendered.
    — William Irwin Thompson
    tags: control  chaos 
    Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love, but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for order amidst their own chaos.
    — William Irwin Thompson
    tags: chaos  dangerous 
    The fundamental concepts of physical science, it is now understood, are abstractions, framed by our mind, so as to bring order to an apparent chaos of phenomena.
    — William Cecil Dampier
    tags: chaos  mind  fundamental 
    When liberty exceeds intelligence, it begets chaos, which begets dictatorship.
    — Will Durant
    Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.
    — Will Durant
    Progress is the domination of chaos by mind and purpose, of matter by form and will. It need not be continuous to be real.
    — Will Durant
    tags: progress  chaos  real  mind 
    Civilization is social order promoting cultural creation. Four elements constitute it: economic provision, political organization, moral tradition, and the pursuit of knowledge and the arts. It begins where chaos and insecurity end. For when fear is overcome, curiosity and constructiveness are free, and man passes by natural impulse towards the understanding and embellishment of life.
    — Will Durant
    I came to think of myself, not as a dance and chaos of molecules, but as a brief and minute portion of that majestic process
    — Will Durant
    tags: process  chaos  dance 
    Cultural creation... begins where chaos and insecurity end.
    — Will Durant
    tags: creation  chaos 
    Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
    — Wilhelm Reich
    tags: living  chaos 
    Psychic disturbances are the consequences of the sexual chaos of society. For thousands of years, this chaos has had the function of psychically subjecting man to the prevailing conditions of existence, of internalizing the external mechanization of life. It has served to bring about the psychic anchoring of a mechanized and authoritarian civilization by making man incapable of functioning independently.
    — Wilhelm Reich
    There comes a point in your moviegoing life where you look at the screen and then you look at the world and you ask, 'What is going on?' You want the movies to show you the chaos and mess and risk and failure that are normal for a lot of us. Generally, the movies hide all of that.
    — Wesley Morris
    tags: failure  world  chaos  risk  movie 
    Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.
    — Werner Herzog
    I believe the common denominator of the Universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility and murder.
    — Werner Herzog
    We live in an era when established values are no longer valid, when prodigious discoveries are being made every year, when catastrophes of unbelievable proportions occur weekly. In ancient Greek the word "chaos" means "gaping void" or "yawning emptiness." The most effective response to the chaos in our lives is the creation of new forms of literature, music, poetry, art and cinema.
    — Werner Herzog
    I think that Republican analyst Steve Schmidt had a great line about Donald Trump, which is, Americans clearly voted for change , but they didn't vote for chaos. I think people are feeling unnerved all around the world, because they see a chaotic set of directions coming out of the White House, and they're not sure what it all means.
    — Wendy Sherman
    tags: people  world  chaos  american 
    If chaos is a necessary step in the organization of one's universe, then I was well on my way.
    — Wendelin Van Draanen
    tags: chaos  universe 
    The universe is random. It's not inevitable. It's simple chaos. It's subatomic particles in endless, aimless collision. That's what science teaches us, but what is this saying? What is it telling us, when on the very night that this man's daughter dies, it's me who's having a drink with him? How can that be random?
    — Walter White
    tags: night  chaos  die  universe  daughter 
    I am convinced that in the arts, committees are useless. What is necessary are people like Karajan, [fellow recording producer John] Culshaw and me; we know not only how to achieve the best artistic results but how to attract the public and carry out the whole operation with carefully chosen collaborators. Democracy is fatal for the arts; it leads only to chaos or the achievement of new and lower common denominators of quality.
    — Walter Legge
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