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CHAOS
[ Also see Anarchy Antiquity Confusion Creation Decay Desolation Disorder Evolution Ruin World ]

Temple and tower went down, nor left a site:--
  Chaos of ruins!
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 80)

The world was void,
  The populous and the powerful was a lump,
    Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless--
      A lump of death--a chaos of hard clay.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Darkness (l. 69)

The chaos of events.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Prophecy of Dante (canto II, l. 6)

We adore chaos because we like to restore order.
      - M.C. Escher

When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.
      - Edith Hamilton

Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.
      - Steve Martin

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
      - Henry Miller

Chaos, that reigns here
  In double night of darkness and of shades.
      - John Milton, Comus (l. 334)

Fate shall yield
  To fickle Chance, and Chaos judge the strife.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost
         (bk. II, l. 232)

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
      - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Then rose the seed of Chaos, and of Night,
  To blot out order and extinguish light.
      - Alexander Pope, The Dunciad
         (bk. IV, l. 13)

Lo: thy dread empire, Chaos, is restored;
  Light dies before thy uncreating word:
    Thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall;
      And universal darkness buries all.
      - Alexander Pope, The Dunciad
         (bk. IV, l. 649)

Nay, had I pow'r, I should
  Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell,
    Uproar the universal peace, confound
      All unity on earth.
      - William Shakespeare, Macbeth
         (Malcolm at IV, iii)

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
      - Kerry Thornley


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