The Whole Shebang: Quotes

“What we observe as material bodies and forces
are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space.
Particles are just schaumkommen (appearances).” Schrödinger

“All is flux. Only change is permanent.” Heraclitus

“Substance is just one kind of static pattern left behind
by the creative force.” Robert M Pirsig

“We grow in direct proportion to the amount of chaos
we can sustain and dissipate.” Ilya Prigogine

“Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life
and the material environment as partners.” James Lovelock

“Life on earth is more like a verb.
It repairs, maintains, re-creates
and outdoes itself.” Lynn Margulis

“We are all of us walking communities of bacteria.
The world shimmers, a pointillist landscape
made of tiny living beings.” Lynn Margulis

“Mind and matter are two aspects of the same thing” Spinoza

“Energy and mass are equivalent and transmutable.” Einstein

“We are shaped by our thoughts. We become what we think.” Buddha

“Mythology is psychology. Myths are public dreams.
Dreams are private myths.” Joseph Campbell

“We are all born lovable, sociable, non-violent
and deep down it’s where we want to return.
Fear is the master emotion. Pull out the fear
and all the other emotions fall into place.” Dr Bob Johnson

“The main character of any living system
is openness.” Ilya Prigogine


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