Chaos

Famous quotes containing the word chaos:

    Before abstraction everything is one, but one like chaos; after abstraction everything is united again, but this union is a free binding of autonomous, self-determined beings. Out of a mob a society has developed, chaos has been transformed into a manifold world.
    Novalis [Friedrich Von Hardenberg] (1772–1801)

    I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
    Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931)

    A face peered. All the grey night
    In chaos of vacancy shone;
    Naught but vast sorrow was there—
    The sweet cheat gone.
    Walter De La Mare (1873–1956)