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date: 22 May 2022


  1. Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
    Henry Brooks Adams 1838–1918 American historian: The Education of Henry Adams (1907) ch. 16
  2. I believe in a deeply ordered chaos and in the rules of chance.
    Francis Bacon 1909–92 Irish painter: Andrew Sinclair Francis Bacon: His Life and Violent Times (1993)
  3. With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout,
    Confusion worse confounded.
    John Milton 1608–74 English poet: Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 2, l. 995
  4. I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.
    Jim Morrison 1943–71 American rock singer and songwriter: in Time 24 January 1968
  5. One must have a chaos inside oneself to give birth to a dancing star.
    Friedrich Nietzsche 1844–1900 German philosopher and writer: Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883) bk. 1, sect. 5
  6. Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned.
    W. B. Yeats 1865–1939 Irish poet: ‘The Second Coming’ (1921)