A Quote by Aldous Huxley on paradox


We cannot reason ourselves out of our basic irrationality.  All we can do is learn the art of being irrational in a reasonable way.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Island

Contributed by: moonbird

A Quote by Philip Jason on paradox and irony

there is no paradox.  there is only irony. 

Philip Jason

Contributed by: Phil

A Quote by Mother Teresa on paradox, love, and hurt

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on the chink, sacred, and paradox

I believe in everything; nothing is sacred, I believe in nothing; everything is sacred, …Ha Ha Ho Ho Hee Hee

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Sir William Hamilton on paradox and mind

Paradoxically, as the mind becomes simpler, it can perceive greater complexity.

William Hamilton (1788 - 1856)

Source: Saints and Psychopaths, Pages: 123

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on love, soul mates, heart, reasons, ways, soul, paradox, and thomas moore

"The heart has its own reasons... The ways of the soul are filled with paradox."
~ Thomas Moore ~ From "Soul Mates"

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Soul Mates

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A Quote by Daniel Pinchbeck on 2012, prophecy, paradox, cosmic giggle, and humor

"Perhaps there is a law operating in the universe that the one who bends his mind to a paradox ends up insolubly meshed within that paradox?  Perhaps the universe purely operates on wit, and the best joke, inducing the longest fit of cosmic giggles, becomes the operative law at the next quantum mind-shift?  If, as the physicist Arthur March puts it, "the world is inseparable from the observing subject and is accordingly not objectifiable," then perhaps undertaking the quest for prophetic knowledge, in itself, causes reality to shiver and shift, as new possibilities open like the petals of an extravagant, multidimensional flower?  The message, as I apparently received it, that "a quest to understand prophecy has become the fulfillment of prophecy," suggested some such wild card hypothesis."     

Daniel Pinchbeck

Source: 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Pages: 371

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A Quote by Dr. Deepak Chopra on paradox, heart, feelings, evil, healing, and soul

...once again we face a paradox, for it appears
that softening your heart and gently tending its wounds
will protect you from evil.
Building a fortress and defending yourself behind it will
only make you more vulnerable.
Healing your own heart is the single
most powerful thing you can do
to change the world.
Your own transformation will enable you to withdraw
so completely from evil
that you contribute to it by not one word, one thought, or one breath.
This healing process is like recovering your soul.

Deepak Chopra

Source: The Deeper Wound Recovering the Soul from Fear and Suffering, 2001

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A Quote by Ramana Maharshi on paradox, brahman, world, and universe

The world is illusory, Only Brahman is real, Brahman is the world

Ramana Maharshi

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A Quote by Romney M. Moseley on christ, paradox, wholeness, cross, and eschatological hope

In summary, Jung's emphasis on archetypal wholeness leaves us in search of the hidden God (deus absconditus) in the psyche and nature?' The either-or paradoxes of the moral life are sublated to the both-and paradoxes of archetypal wholeness. This leaves a serious lacuna in the formation of Christian faith and identity. The cross of Christ is "an icon of paradox."" It embraces both-and and either-or. It symbolizes God's identifying with the weak and bringing strength from weakness. Christ, in his crucifixion, fully embraced the darkness of sin and evil but in his resurrection gave to humanity a clear choice of new life over death, the profundity of which Nicodemus could not comprehend (John 3: 1 - 10). The either-or paradox of good and evil impressed upon us by the resurrected Christ places moral choice at the center of our becoming formed in the image of Christ. The eschatological hope is that in the end all humanity will choose the new life given by Christ. Until then, the Christ image will reflect a perfected creation or wholeness that is yet to come.

Romney Moseley

Source: Becoming a Self Before God: Critical Transformations, Pages: 86,87

Contributed by: Richard

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