Energies

Famous quotes containing the word energies:

    Let a human being throw the energies of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    Railroad iron is a magician’s rod, in its power to evoke the sleeping energies of land and water.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Yet there is a mystery here and it is not one that I understand: without the sting of otherness, of—even—the vicious, without the terrible energies of the underside of health, sanity, sense, then nothing works or can work. I tell you that goodness-what we in our ordinary daylight selves call goodness: the ordinary, the decent—these are nothing without the hidden powers that pour forth continually from their shadow sides. Their hidden aspects contained and tempered.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)