quote by Arthur Rimbaud

True alchemy lies in this formula: ‘Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse’.

— Arthur Rimbaud

Courageous Alchemy quotations

The voice that U hear is the alchemy of Ur mind.

The mine owners did not find the gold, they did not mine the gold, they did not mill the gold, but by some weird alchemy all the gold belonged to them!

Religion isn’t about believing things.

It's ethical alchemy. It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness.

Khem was an ancient name for the land of Egypt;

and both the words alchemy and chemistry are a perpetual reminder of the priority of Egypt's scientific knowledge.

This process is alchemy: its founder is the smith Vulcan.

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. The public does not fully understand the world into which it is going. Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. Those leaders who do not are ultimately judged failures, even though they may be popular at the moment.

We are, all of us, crippled and twisted.

Most of us strive desperately to keep our grotesqueries out of sight and mind. Our suffering is transformed by an alchemy of the soul into addiction, ulcers, strokes, hatred, even war.

There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.

We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun.

We are not afraid of the darkness. We trust that the moon shall guide us. We are determining the future at this very moment. We know that the heart is the philosopher's stone. Our music is our alchemy.

You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may learn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk in water and live in fire; But control of the mind is better and more difficult.

The goal of astrology is the alchemy of personality.

It is to transform chaos into cosmos, collective human nature into individual and creative personality.

To obtain something, something of equal value must be given.

Humankind cannot gain something without first giving something in return.

To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. This is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only, truth.

I could feel my body temperature - I knew I was bright red.

It was so humiliating, I was so upset, and it was nothing I had planned to do. It was just one of those beautiful moments, the alchemy of acting that is so mysterious, where you sort of go, "How did that come out of me?"

As Indians, we must of course learn from the past;

but we must remain focused on the future. In my view, education is the true alchemy that can bring India its next golden age.

Shamanism is essentially a living tradition of alchemy that is not seeking the stone but has found the stone.

For I am every dead thing In whom love wrought new alchemy For his art did express A quintessence even from nothingness, From dull privations, and lean emptiness He ruined me, and I am re-begot Of absence, darkness, death; things which are not.

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.

Clutter-clearing is modern-day alchemy.

Other creatures receive food simply as fodder.

But we take the raw materials of the earth and work with them—touch them, manipulate them, taste them, glory in their heady smells and colors, and then, through a bit of alchemy, transform them into delicious creations.

Human beings suffer agonies, and their sad fates become legends;

poets write verses about them and playwrights compose dramas, and the remembrance of past grief becomes a source of present pleasure - such is the strange alchemy of the spirit.

This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine.

At it's essence, art is an alchemical process. Alchemy is a process of transformation.

Cinema, heir of alchemy, last of an erotic science.

Success, in every case, comes from the alchemy of your health, your mind, your positive energy, and the real world situations you persistently improve for yourself.

Riza: Without his Alchemy he's just... Jean: A little brat who swears a lot Maes: An arrogant pipsqueak Roy: Useless. Just useless Alphonse: Sorry big brother, I don't know how to add to that... Ed *starts to cry*: YOU'RE ALL PICKING ON ME!!!

The golden light of metaphor, which is the intelligence of poetry, was implicit in alchemical study. To change, magically, one substance into another, more valuable one is the ancient function of metaphor, as it was of alchemy.

The tragic element in poetry is like Saturn in alchemy, — the Malevolent, the Destroyer of Nature ; but without it no true Aurum Potabile, or Elixir of Life, can be made.

Taking this view, it is possible to see financial markets as a laboratory for testing hypotheses, albeit not strictly scientific ones. The truth is, successful investing is a kind of alchemy.

Philosophy begins where religion ends, just as by analogy chemistry begins where alchemy runs out, and astronomy takes the place of astrology.

These days vampires gravitated toward particle accelerators, projects to decode the genome, and molecular biology. Once they had flocked to alchemy, anatomy, and electricity. If it went bang, involved blood, or promised to unlock the secrets of the universe, there was sure to be a vampire around.

Addictions [...] started out like magical pets, pocket monsters. They did extraordinary tricks, showed you things you hadn't seen, were fun. But came, through some gradual dire alchemy, to make decisions for you. Eventually, they were making your most crucial life-decisions. And they were [...] less intelligent than goldfish.

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver.

For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines.

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