Quotes About Organism

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Quotes About Organism

How can a person have a sense of something if he does not have the germ of it within himself. What I am to understand must develop organically within me and what I seem to learn is only nourishment stimulation of the organism.
— Novalis —

In this view, man is an energy-converting
organism who must exert his manipulative powers, who must damage his world in some ways, who must make it uncomfortable for others, etc., by his own nature as an active being. He seeks self-expansion
from a very uncertain power base. Even if man hurts
others, it is because he is weak and afraid, not because he is confident and cruel. Rousseau summed up this point of view with the idea that only the strong person can be ethical, not the weak one.

— Ernest Becker

The more closely two organisms depend upon each other the harder it becomes to tell where one organism ends and the other begins.

— Chris Matakas

Really," said Thiel crossly, bending to collect them, "I was quite clear to Darby that we wished a single, recent map. Take these away, Death. They're unnecessary."
"All paper maps are recent," said Death with a sniff, "when one considers the vastness of geological time."
"Her Majesty merely wishes to see the city as it is today," said Thiel.
"A city is a living organism, always changing-

— Kristin Cashore

Film becomes a living organism. After awhile, it begins to tell you what it needs and you're usually best listening.

— David Slade

I treat every show, every production, like its own individual human organism that's grown up in a certain way, and they all have crazy habits and do different things.

— James Pearse Connelly

A library is a growing organism.

— S.R. Ranganathan

If you look into the way that materials are used in an ecological system you'll notice that there is no waste. The waste of one organism becomes food for another and everything's recycled in an ecological system whereas in our human built environment there's a throughput system. We use something then we throw it away. We have to imitate nature and try to re-use everything we make as human beings or recycle them - when we cannot re-use or recycle them we should try to reintegrate them back into the natural environment.

— Ken Yeang

There are discoverable limits to the amount of change that the human organism can absorb.

— Alvin Toffler

I am much occupied with the investigation of the physical causes [of motions in the Solar System]. My aim in this is to show that the celestial machine is to be likened not to a divine organism but rather to a clockwork ... insofar as nearly all the manifold movements are carried out by means of a single, quite simple magnetic force. This physical conception is to be presented through calculation and geometry.

— Johannes Kepler

We ourselves are part of a guild of species that lie within and without our bodies. Aboriginal peoples and the Ayurvedic practitioners of ancient India have names for such guilds, or beings made up (as we are) of two or more species forming one organism. Most of nature is composed of groups of species working interdependently ...

— Bill Mollison

Hinduism is a living organism liable to growth and decay subject to the laws of Nature. One and indivisible at the root, it has grown into a vast tree with innumerable branches. The changes in the season affect it. It has its autumn and its summer, its winter and its spring. It is, and is not, based on scriptures. It does not derive its authority from one book. Non violence has found the highest expression and application in Hinduism.

— Mahatma Gandhi

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