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QUOTES ON ORDER


Chaos is God's body. Order is the Devil's chains.

JOHN UPDIKE, Rabbit Redux

All order, I've come to understand, is theoretical, unreal -- a harmless, sensible, smiling mask men slide between the two great, dark realities, the self and the world -- two snake-pits.

JOHN GARDNER, Grendel

Order is the law of nature, the universal trend, the cosmic direction. If time is an arrow, that arrow points toward order. The future is pattern, organization, union, intensification; the past, randomness, confusion, disintegration, dissipation.

ALAN LIGHTMAN, Einstein's Dreams

The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate.

CORMAC MCCARTHY, Blood Meridian

Order from disorder sprung.

JOHN MILTON, Paradise Lost

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