Natural Organic Matter

Famous quotes containing the words natural, organic and/or matter:

    I pity the men whose natural pleasures are burthens, and who fly from joy ... as if it was really an evil in itself.... Poor unfortunate creature that he is! as if the causes of anguish in the heart were not enow—but he must fill up the measure, with those of caprice; and not only walk in a vain shadow,—but disquiet himself in vain too.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    Such epithets, like pepper,
    Give zest to what you write;
    And, if you strew them sparely,
    They whet the appetite:
    But if you lay them on too thick,
    You spoil the matter quite!
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)