Quotations on Disorder

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Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: War, Cities, Disorder, Italy)

If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Music, Poetry, Correction, Disorder, Question, Words)

Now equilibrium is the very opposite of disorder.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Disorder, Now)

It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.
- Pierre Bayle
(Keywords: Peace, Disorder, Intolerance)

Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Keywords: Disorder, Evil, Sin)

The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry.
- Louis de Bernieres
(Keywords: Heart, Disorder, Geometry)

Today a racist is synonymous with race hatred. Hating someone is a pretty unpleasant thing and few people are capable of hating others. Long-term hatred is a pathological disorder.
- Steve Blake
(Keywords: People, Disorder, Hatred, Pretty, Race, Today)

Perfectly ordered disorder designed with a helter-skelter magnificence.
- Emily Carr
(Keywords: Disorder, Magnificence)

For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Life, Disgust, Disorder, Senses, Yield)

Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
- Jeremy Collier
(Keywords: People, Company, Disorder, Idleness, Nothing)

I don't understand if you get caught in a fight, but take it out on a room, how that implies some psychiatric disorder.
- Sean Connery
(Keywords: Disorder, Fight)

Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
- Cyril Connolly
(Keywords: Control, Disorder, Memories)

If I like myself at this weight, then this is what I'm going to be. I don't have an eating disorder.
- Courteney Cox
(Keywords: Disorder, Eating, Weight)

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)

The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder.
- Richard J. Daley
(Keywords: Disorder, Police)

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Men, Quality, Genius, Disorder, Machine)

When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests.
- J. William Fulbright
(Keywords: Encouraging, Disorder, Law, May)

Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality.
- Thomas Griffith
(Keywords: Disorder, Journalism, Reality)

I mean, they call it Stockholm Syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder. And, you know, I had no free will. I had virtually no free will until I was separated from them for about two weeks.
- Patty Hearst
(Keywords: Disorder, Free will, Post, Stress)

It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.
- Hesiod
(Keywords: Disorder, Enemy)

However, it required some years before the scientific community in general accepted that flexibility and disorder are very relevant molecular properties also in other systems.
- Robert Huber
(Keywords: Community, Disorder, Flexibility, Years)

It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band.
- Jack Irons
(Keywords: Time, Anxiety, Beginnings, Disorder, Problems)

I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of my skin, it's something that I cannot help, OK?
- Michael Jackson
(Keywords: Disorder, Help, Skin)

There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.
- Jane Jacobs
(Keywords: Quality, Disorder, Ugliness)

I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.
- Bill Maher
(Keywords: Religion, Faith, Building, Disorder, Flying)

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
- John Milton
(Keywords: Confusion, Darkness, Disorder, Light, Voice)

I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.
- Jim Morrison
(Keywords: Chaos, Disorder, Freedom, Meaning, Road)

I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom... Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical.
- Jim Morrison
(Keywords: Chaos, Disorder, Freedom, Meaning, Road)

When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation.
- Gerard De Nerval
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Thought, Dream, Disorder, Mind, Reflection, Religious)

My significant other right now is myself, which is what happens when you suffer from multiple personality disorder and self-obsession.
- Joaquin Phoenix
(Keywords: Disorder, Now, Personality, Right, Self)

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
- Plato
(Keywords: Equality, Government, Democracy, Disorder, Variety)

Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Keywords: Disorder, Evil, Sin)

Narrative identity takes part in the story's movement, in the dialectic between order and disorder.
- Paul Ricoeur
(Keywords: Disorder, Identity)

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.
- Tom Robbins
(Keywords: Disorder, Results, Stability)

It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder.
- Tim Ryan
(Keywords: Policy, Attention, Disorder, Foreign policy)

I think sometimes what happens is that all of this feeling out of control manifests itself in trying to control your body; whether it's an eating disorder or talking about getting your nose fixed, as if that's going to be the solution to all the pressure.
- Susan Sarandon
(Keywords: Control, Body, Disorder, Eating, Feeling, Pressure, Solution, Talking, Trying)

As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Keywords: Thought, Knowledge, Disorder, May, Value, Will)

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- Ike Skelton
(Keywords: Knowledge, Goal, Disability, Disease, Disorder, Help, Research)

One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.
- Polly Toynbee
(Keywords: People, Anxiety, Depression, Disorder, Living, Pain)

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
- Lao Tzu
(Keywords: Fear, Courage, Discipline, Strength, Disorder, Weakness)

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu
(Keywords: Truth, Virtue, Beginning, Benevolence, Disorder, Expediency, Right, Shadow)

When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied.
- John Woolman
(Keywords: Family, Men, Religion, Society, Appetite, Disorder, Duty, Feeling, Neglect, Pleasure)









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