"Then again Ilúvatar arose, and the Ainur perceived that his countenance was stern; and he lifted up his right hand, and behold! a third theme grew amid the confusion, and it was unlike the others. For it seemed at first soft and sweet, a mere rippling of gentle sounds in delicate melodies; but it could not be quenched, and it took to itself power and profundity."
- From Ainulindalë, Part 1 of The Silmarillion.
"I saw death rising from the earth, from the ground itself, in one blue field." - Bruce, A Scanner Darkly
"Now I remember well there was also one more thunder strike, but it was small, and somewhere far away, where the Sun goes to sleep."
a) It starts off with the subjectivity of the sufferer and not with the sample. b) It privileges complex methods and not straightforward medicinal intervention on the individual’s body. c) It integrates clinical savoir-faire. d) It is wary of protocols and standards. e) It finds in what the subject says and the values he has the very material of its action. f) There is no bureaucracy to measure uniformalisation.
"A voice from Heaven declaims, proclaims: Who is the man who seeks after life? Let him speed to the lands of high learning's lord, there to discover the path of life. With his tongue's high art he restores the dry heart, this youth whose fresh streams give us waters of life. At his towering wall his rivals fall, but seekers, uncov'ring him, bask in life. To sun in his rays is to sing his praise who showers us all with the fountain of life. He is Wisdom's increase, whose lush lips release black arrows of death and the balm of life. Set, then, your eyes on the flaming sword that guards the bright path to the Tree of Life."
-Judah Alcharizi, Sefer Tachkemoni
“According to the literature on the subject -- which is sparse -- the raising of storms is at best an uncertain craft. These things have a life of their own; they swell unpredictably, feeding off their own power, like dictators. They veer, they devour, they transform. Thought they're subject to behavioral rules based on sound science, there are so many variables in the mix that any computation is at best tentative. The storm is a law unto itself; nobody ... may control or predict it once it's in motion.”
- Galilee, by Clive Barker
"A flow as subtle as a summer breeze. Like the whispering winds and the talking trees. Too big to be boxed in, it bobs and weaves. It evolves, it solves, it gives and receives."
- Feng Shui, by Gnarls Barkley
"Les oiseaux sont magnifiques. Ils volent si haut dans le ciel et vont là où ils veulent … Si tu étais un oiseau, tu pourrais retourner chez toi à chaque fois que tu en as envie."
"We are made and unmade at each moment, each transitory instant of self-awareness reconstituted as we progress. However some hiccups in the process are automatically smoothed over and some cause us to fly apart and fragment forever.
The character of humanity is that it has a permanent soul, a homeomorphic transformation from moment to moment. It is a triumph of evolution and divinity. It is also what allows someone to be brought back as themselves, truly themselves, and whole."