A Quote by Walter Benjamin on history, progress, destruction, angel of history, paradise, storm, dead, past, catastrophe, irreversible, and angelus novus

The face of the angel of history is turned toward the past.  Where we perceived a chain of events, he sees a single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet.  The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed.  But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them.  This storm irresistably propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward.  The storm is what we call progress.

Walter Benjamin (1892 - 1940)

Source: The History Of Human Rights by Micheline Ishay, the quote is Walter Benjamin's description of Paul Klee's painting "Angelus Novus" (Angel of History)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on adventure, storm, chance, and risk

They sicken of the calm who know the storm

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Zairin Zafri Yuhyi on rock, boat, weather, storm, zairin, zafri, and yuhyi

If you dont rock the boat, then how will you know whether it can weather the storm.

Zairin Yuhyi

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A Quote by Gloria Gaither on winter, storm, sun, and life

Even in the winter, in the midst of the storm, the sun is still there.  Somewhere above the clouds, it still shines and warms and pulls at the life buried deep inside the brown branches and frozen earth.

Gloria Gaither

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