Quotations on Chaos

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Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: Life, Habit, Chaos, Order)

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Life, Habit, Chaos, Order)

Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Dream, Chaos, Law, Man, Order)

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Art, Chaos, Order, Today)

Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.
- Tom Barrett
(Keywords: Opportunity, Creativity, Growth, Chaos, World)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
- Melody Beattie
(Keywords: Home, Life, Gratitude, Friend, Acceptance, Chaos, Clarity, Confusion, Denial, Order)

I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Home, Life, Love, Acting, Chaos, Children)

My son is not wild about going back to Iraq, but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving too early and inviting chaos.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Son, Sacrifice, Chaos, Iraq, Soldiers)

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Society, Chaos, Laws, Network)

The events of September 11 and what has happened since have made people understand that even a small, distant and far away country like Afghanistan cannot be left to break up into anarchy and chaos without consequences for the whole world.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: People, Afghanistan, Anarchy, Chaos, Consequences, Country, Events, World)

The world is chaos. Nothingness is the yet-to-be-born god of the world.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: God, Chaos, Nothingness, World)

Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Civilization, Chaos, Iraq, Terror)

After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Legal, Chaos, Enemies)

Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: God, People, Chaos, World)

I want to create a little chaos and make people's heads turn.
- Scott Caan
(Keywords: People, Chaos, Want)

I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Clark
(Keywords: Belief, Chaos, Fact, Thinking)

There is no significant man-made Global Warming underway and the science on which the computer projections of weather chaos are based is badly flawed.
- John Coleman
(Keywords: Science, Chaos, Computer, Global warming, Man, Weather)

You just let your lower self go, and then it takes on all these aspects of the society - the city with horns blowing, the people yelling things at each other, and the all-in-all violence and chaos of the city. Put that on stage with music, and that's what this is.
- Alice Cooper
(Keywords: Society, Music, People, Chaos, Self, Violence)

Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Blame, Chaos, Sense)

No one will expect the British Government or the Government of India to give way to threats of violence, disorder and chaos; and, indeed, representatives of large sections of Indian opinion have expressly warned us that we must not do so.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: Government, Chaos, Disorder, Opinion, Violence, Will)

Gandhi has asked that the British Government should walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle differences among themselves, even if it means chaos and confusion.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: Government, People, Chaos, Confusion)

Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.
- David Cronenberg
(Keywords: Life, Chaos, Madness, Problems, Trying)

Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects.
- Judge Dalzell
(Keywords: Strength, Chaos, First, Internet, Liberty, Speech)

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
- Annie Dillard
(Keywords: Time, Chaos, Labor, Whim)

As a restaurateur, my job is to basically control the chaos and the drama. There's always going to be chaos in the restaurant business.
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Keywords: Business, Control, Chaos, Drama, Job)

All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.
- Otto Dix
(Keywords: Art, Dreams, Time, Chaos, Effort, Order, Painting, Visions)

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
- Will Durant
(Keywords: Civilization, Chaos, Liberty, Order)

While Haiti has recently celebrated more than 200 years of independence from French colonial rule, the citizens of the island remain vulnerable to poverty, poor health, and political chaos.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Health, Chaos, Independence, Poor, Poverty, Years)

We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
- M. C. Escher
(Keywords: Love, Chaos, Order)

Most people go, I wish for world peace. But chaos has a place in balancing out the light and the dark in the world. I don't know if I would wish for world peace.
- Brendan Fraser
(Keywords: Peace, People, Chaos, Light, World)

Our culture is in moral chaos. On TV we celebrate freaks instead of honest, decent people.
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Keywords: People, Chaos, Culture)

To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
- Emma Goldman
(Keywords: Ideas, Character, American, Chaos, Mind, Radical, Result, Taste)

I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Keywords: Life, Chaos, May)

Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos.
- Joyce Grenfell
(Keywords: Progress, Chaos, Today)

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall
(Keywords: Boredom, Chaos, Disillusionment, Self)

My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light.
- Linda Hamilton
(Keywords: Funny, Heart, Chaos, Disaster, Grief, Light, Loss, Play)

Big cities are chaotic. And chaos for humans - who have experience from their ancestors - is the last step before conflict. So, in the park, every kind of visual contradiction has been eliminated.
- John Hench
(Keywords: Experience, Chaos, Cities, Conflict, Contradiction)

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
- Hermann Hesse
(Keywords: Faith, History, Chaos, Meaning, Order, Study)

Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.
- Adolf Hitler
(Keywords: War, Chaos, Europe, Nothing)

Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality, and its individual members take innocent lives, just to create chaos for news cameras.
- Mark Kennedy
(Keywords: Morality, Chaos, Enemy, Laws, News, Terrorism)

It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people.
- Anthony Kiedis
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Chaos, Consciousness, World)

There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.
- Philip Knight
(Keywords: Life, Peace, Success, Work, Business, Battle, Chaos, Conflict, Key)

Democracy is fatal for the arts; it leads only to chaos or the achievement of new and lower common denominators of quality.
- Walter Legge
(Keywords: Quality, Achievement, Chaos, Democracy)

Part of the plot was a knock that V wanted to bring down the government and bring chaos. I don't know why I thought of Guy Fawkes, because it was during the summer. I thought that would be great if he looked like Guy Fawkes, kind of theatrical.
- David Lloyd
(Keywords: Government, Thought, Chaos, Summer)

The chaos can act as a magnifier of quantum fluctuations so that they can produce sizable effects in the world around us. But we know that that can happen often.
- Murray Gell Mann
(Keywords: Act, Chaos, World)

Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.
- Steve Martin
(Keywords: Funny, Chaos, Order)

We must win in Iraq. If we withdraw, there will be chaos; there will be genocide; and they will follow us home.
- John McCain
(Keywords: Home, Chaos, Genocide, Iraq, Will)

Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good.
- Clement Mok
(Keywords: Design, Technology, Business, Being, Chaos, Order, Sense)

We want to get this good music to as many people as possible because I think it heals, it soothes, I think music is incredibly important, especially in today's chaos.
- Graham Nash
(Keywords: Music, People, Chaos, Today, Want)

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
- Richard M. Nixon
(Keywords: Change, Chaos, Interest)



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