An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The universe is change.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


When a load of bricks, dumped on a corner lot, can arrange themselves into a house; when a handful of springs and screws and wheels, emptied on a desk, can gather themselves into a watch, then and not until then will it seem sensible, to some of us at least, to believe that all these thousands or millions of worlds could have been created, balanced and set to revolving in their separate orbits -- all without any directing intelligence at all.


Bruce Barton (1886-1967, American author, advertising expert)


In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe.


David Bohm (1917-1992, American mechanical physicists and philosopher)


In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe.


David Bohm (1917-1992, American mechanical physicists and philosopher)


The crux is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.


William J. Broad


The universe is then one, infinite, immobile. It is not capable of comprehension and therefore is endless and limitless, and to that extent infinite and indeterminable, and consequently immobilizable..


Giordano Bruno (1548-1600, Italian philosopher, scientist)


This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.


William S. Burroughs (1914-1997, American writer)


I don't pretend to understand the Universe -- it's a great deal bigger than I am.


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


Nothing is lost yet, nothing broken, and yet the cold blue word is spoken: say goodbye now to the Sun, the days of love and leaves are done.


R.P.T. Coffin


I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.


Aleister Crowley (1875-1947, British occultist)


If there is nothing wrong with me, maybe there's something wrong with the universe.


Dr. Beverly Crusher


If that's how it all started, then we might as well face the fact that what's left out there is a great deal of shrapnel and a whole bunch of cinders (one of which is, fortunately, still hot enough and close enough to be good for tanning).


Barbara Ehrenreich (1941-, American author, columnist)


They cannot scare me with their empty spaces between stars -- on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home to scare myself with my own desert places.


Robert Frost (1875-1963, American poet)


My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.


John B. S. Haldane (1892-1964, British scientist, author)


Like buried treasures, the outposts of the universe have beckoned to the adventurous from immemorial times...


George Ellery Hale


The universe seems to me infinitely strange and foreign. At such a moment I gaze upon it with a mixture of anguish and euphoria; separate from the universe, as though placed at a certain distance outside it; I look and I see pictures, creatures that move in a kind of timeless time and spaceless space, emitting sounds that are a kind of language I no longer understand or ever register.


Eugene Ionesco (1912-1994, Romanian-born French playwright)


Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!


William James (1842-1910, American psychologist, professor, author)


Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.


Claude Levi-Strauss (1908-, French anthropologist)


No storyteller has ever been able to dream up anything as fantastically unlikely as what really does happen in this mad Universe.


Lazarus Long


It is only too clear that man is not at home in this universe, and yet he is not good enough to deserve a better.


Perry Miller


The center of the universe is everywhere.


Native American Proverb (Sayings of Native American origin)


Nature recycles itself. History repeats itself. Religion has faith in itself. Technology creates itself. Humanity loves itself.


Mark Putzke


Nothing is accidental in the universe -- this is one of my Laws of Physics -- except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.


Joyce Carol Oates (1938-, American author)


The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric.


Louis Pasteur (1822-1895, French scientist who developed pasteurization)


The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.


Carl Edward Sagan (1934-, American astronomer, author)


The universe is one of God's thoughts.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


The universe is wider than our views of it.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


To display his eternal attributes in their inexhaustible variety, the Lord made the green fields of time and space.


Author Unknown


You cannot describe it or draw it. You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which to put the Original Face; it will not disappear even when the universe is destroyed.


Author Unknown


Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, "What's in it for me?"


Peter De Vries (1910-1993, American author)


The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. Bit the combination is locked up in the safe.


Peter De Vries (1910-1993, American author)


The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.


Steven Weinberg (1933-, American nuclear physicist)


I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes -- but is that all?


Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American poet)


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