A life lived in chaos is an impossibility...
America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human
brotherhood or it is a chaos.
Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites
-Francis Ford Coppola
Art is the triumph over chaos.
At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition,
misinformation, and prejudice.
But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and
order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there
was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape
that was previously flat.
Change based on principle is progress. Constant change without principle
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order
Chaos is a friend of mine.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It
always defeats order, because it is better organized.
Chaos is rejecting all you have learned. Chaos is being yourself.
Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
Chaos is the worst kind of oppression because there is nothing to resist.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.
Destroy time, and chaos may be ordered.
Discipline without freedom is tyranny; freedom without discipline is
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
-Alan Dean Foster
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than
destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. I
believe that in spite of the recent triumphs of science, men haven't
changed much in the last two thousand years; and in consequence we must
still try to learn from history. History is ourselves.
I cannot believe that there is any being in this universe who has
created a human soul for eternal pain. I would rather that every god
would destroy himself; I would rather that we all should go to eternal
chaos, to black and starless night, than that just one soul should
suffer eternal agony.
-Robert G. Ingersoll
I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding
visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in
all this noise?
If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the
rich state of equilibrium that existed 10,000 years ago. If insects were
to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
-Edward O. Wilson
If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every
man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an
essential part of the democratic process.
In a world where we are forced to conform to society, it is necessary to
have personal chaos.
In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
In the Beginning, the Big Bang emitted Chaos; and the Chaos was without
form, and void, for it was homogeneous and isotropic. And the
Singularity moved upon the face of the Chaos and emitted light; and the
Universe was no longer homogeneous, for the light was divided from the
darkness. And there came forth firmaments and dry land and seas and
stars and moons; and the worlds brought forth grass, the herb yielding
seed, and the fruit trees yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is
in itself. It is quite literally true that if you can believe that, you
can believe anything; more, you must believe anything. To exclude
anything you must make an act of faith.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out
of void, but out of chaos.
Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely
-Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
It's pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind
of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of
Let chaos reign, then rein chaos.
Life is chaos. It has none of the symmetries and patterning of the novel.
Life is divine Chaos. It's messy, and it's supposed to be that way.
Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and he
does so by making a garden and building a wall.
Order is simply a thin, perilous condition we try to impose on the basic
reality of chaos.
Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against
hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos.
-George C. Marshall
Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living
Since we cannot hope for order let us withdraw with style from the chaos.
The chaos lies all within.
The guiding ideological principles of most American newsrooms are
entropy, chaos, procrastination and lunch.
The more control, the more that requires control. This is the road to
The primary function of management is to create the chaos that only
management can sort out.
What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a
chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble
earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the
glory and the shame of the universe.
What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
When in our isolation we see our lives seeping away as a mere succession
of moments, tossed meaninglessly about by accidents and overwhelming
events; when we contemplate a history that seems to be at an end,
leaving only chaos behind it, then we are impelled to raise ourselves