Chaos Quotes

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds. - George Santayana


Pandemonium did not reign; it poured. - John Hendrick Bangs


Political chaos is connected with the decay of language, one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. - George Orwell


I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy. - Oscar Levant


Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. - Henry Brooks Adams


He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign. - Victor Hugo


Chaos is a friend of mine. - Bob Dylan


Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. - James Thurber


I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. - Septima Poinsette-Clark


Bah! The thing is not a nose at all, but a bit of primordial chaos clapped on to my face. - H. G. Wells


Chaos is the score upon which reality is written. - Henry V. Miller


Chaos is a friend of mine.-Bob Dylan


Real discoveries come from chaos.-Chuck Palahniuk


When tempest tossed, embrace chaos-Dean Koontz


Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.-Henry Miller


Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit-Henry Brooks Adams


Chaos results when the world changes faster than people- Unknown



Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.-George Santayana


Order is repetition of units.
Chaos is multiplicity without rythm.-M.C. Escher


Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos-Will Durant


Chaos is the enemy of Order but the enemy of Chaos is also the enemy of Order-Norman Spinrad


Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.-Steve Martin


Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.-Tom Barrett


Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.?-Chuck Palahniuk


Randomness is not totally haphazard, as it is consistent in its chaos; it has negative consistency and so is predictable.-Unknown


It is not easy to describe the present position of legal opinion on advertising and free speech. Only a poet can capture the essence of chaos.-R. H. Coase


It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order-Douglas Hostadter


Not chaos-like together crushed and bruised, But as the world, harmoniously confused, Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree-Alexander Pope

So every creative act strives to attain an absolute status; it longs to create a world of beauty to triumph over chaos and convert it to order.-Rowan D. Williams


Some actresses seem to thrive on chaos, and I've often wondered if they felt they had to be that way in order to perform well?-Marie Windsor


The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.-Napoleon Bonaparte


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


The conscious purpose of science is control of Nature; its unconscious effect is disruption and chaos.-William Irwin Thompson


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


The fact that New York continues in the face of all of the chaos, of the crime, of the madness, you just think that it would just pop and vanish, just explode.--Spalding Gray


The irreversibility of time is the mechanism that brings order out of chaos.-Ilya Prigogine


The Middle East is more angry than ever. I'm afraid that the sort of deceit on the route to war was linked to the lack of preparation for afterwards and the chaos and suffering that continuous - so it won't go away will it?-Clare Short


The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.-John Dos Passos


The more chaos there is, the more science holds on to abstract systems of control, and the more chaos is engendered.-William Irwin Thompson


The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.-Ella Wheeler Wilcox


The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.-Theodor Adorno


The world is chaos. Nothingness is the yet-to-be-born god of the world.-Georg Buchner


The World, form'd out of Chaos. Man is made.-George Sandys


There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.-Pythagoras


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


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


To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.-Hermann Hesse


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


If it's just screaming - and I know this sounds so ridiculous - that gets old. But sometimes when there's literal chaos, it's like being in a war zone, and that's kind of exciting. You're just running through the crowd of people chasing after you and no one knows what's going on.-Robert Pattinson


If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.-Robert Quillen


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


In a world without the law of God, you have chaos, oppression, tyranny, and everyone doing what is right in their own eyes.-Randall Terry


In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.-Carl Jung


In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.-Deepak Chopra


Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos.-Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley


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


Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos.-Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel


It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.-Manly Hall


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


It's about not letting the internal enemy, the real enemy, have his way because the more he does the stronger he becomes. The film's about the devastating results that can manifest from the internal enemy being unbridled and allowed to unleash chaos.-Guy Ritchie


James Garner is like a peaceful river through our chaos.-Kaley Cuoco


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


Literally every department of state government has gone through, or is in a period of, chaos. Not just fiscal chaos, but certainly as we saw in the Department of Children and Family Services and State Fair Agency and many of Walker's departments, there is absolute chaos.-Bill Scott


Living in continual chaos is exhausting, frightening. The catch is that it's also very addictive.-Lorna Luft


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


Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.-Yehudi Menuhin


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


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

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