Chimera, chimaira, or chimaera may refer to:

  • Chimera (mythology), a monstrous creature with parts from multiple animals
  • Mount Chimaera, the region in Lycia that some believe was an inspiration for the myth

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Famous quotes containing the word chimera:

    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, imbecile worm of the earth; depositary of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error: the pride and refuse of the universe.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    I was able to believe for years that going to Madame Swann’s was a vague chimera that I would never attain; after having passed a quarter of an hour there, it was the time at which I did not know her which became to me a chimera and vague, as a possible destroyed by another possible.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)