quote by Michel Legrand

Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending or beginning On an ever-spinning reel As the images unwind Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind.

— Michel Legrand

Most Powerful Spirals quotations

...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means.

The downward spiral of Dumbness in America is about to hit a new low.

All rising to great places is by a winding stair.

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.

A circle is the reflection of eternity.

It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.

In a spiral galaxy, the ratio of dark-to-light matter is about a factor of ten.

That's probably a good number for the ratio of our ignorance-to-knowledge. We're out of kindergarten, but only in about third grade.

Goethe has made a remark upon the perfectability of the human mind, which is full of sagacity: It is always advancing, but in a spiral line.

Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point;

only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.

Though both are bound in the spiral dance, I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess.

Life is a journey up a spiral staircase;

as we grow older we cover the ground covered we have covered before, only higher up; as we look down the winding stair below us we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are. The journey is both repetitious and progressive; we go both round and upward.

Thoughts are things. Everything you do or think is a cause set in motion. Every thought sent forth is a never-ending vibration spiraling its way across the universe and returning to us what we have sent with interest.

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions.

Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.

Modern humans became fixated on a collective hallucination of linear time, ignoring the fractal spirals of the surrounding universe.

You are one with the same force that provides the spiral arms of the galaxy.

That universal creativity. It's also what you are as well. And when the mystic eye is open and sees that, a person is forever changed !

One attribute of the human being is the potential to keep on growing, to keep on developing. And I think there's room in each of us. I hate to hear someone say, oh well, that man or that woman is sixty or seventy or eighty or ninety or a hundred, so he's finished. There's always something that can be transformed on the upward spiral.

It's about time you admitted that you are a miraculous work of art.

You came into this world as a radiant bundle of exuberant riddles. You slipped into this dimension as a shimmering burst of spiral hallelujahs. You blasted into this realm as a lush explosion of ecstatic gratitude. And it is your birthright to fulfill those promises.

Energy moves in cycles, circles, spirals, vortexes, whirls, pulsations, waves, and rhythms—rarely if ever in simple straight lines.

As I express my gratitude, I become more deeply aware of it.

And the greater my awareness, the greater my need to express it. What happens here is a spiraling ascent, a process of growth in ever expanding circles around a steady center.

The spiral is a spiritualized circle.

In the spiral form, the circle, uncoiled, has ceased to be vicious; it has been set free.

The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals.

It would be immoral to leave young people with a climate system spiraling out of control.

What is needed to break the vicious spiral is a world-wide change in attitudes, values, and social policy. As Einstein put it, "We need a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."

Examining this water...I found floating therein divers earthy particles, and some green streaks, spirally wound serpent-wise...and I judge that some of these little creatures were above a thousand times smaller than the smallest ones I have ever yet seen, upon the rind of cheese, in wheaten flour, mould, and the like.

We are not going in circles, we are going upwards.

The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.

As the woodpecker taps in a spiral quest From the root to the top of the tree, Then flies to another tree, So have I bored into life to find what lay therein, And now it is time to die, And I will fly to another tree.

The rebels will be thinking about retaliation, what we have to do is stop;

stop and transform it into a spiral of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Strictures, reproaches, and intemperate speeches from the Senator of Louisiana are really the wailings of an apostle of despair; he has lost control of himself, he is trying to play billiards with elliptical billiard balls and a spiral cue.

And when you look along the way we've come, there are spirals of vultures wheeling.

Tricky the paths a long love might follow, like the spiral down twists of a raindrop on a windowpane.

Protectionism is a very real danger. It is understandable that in times of a severe downturn protectionist pressures mount but the lessons of history are clear. If we give in to protectionist pressures, we will only send the world into a downward spiral.

Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.

Counting stars by candlelight all are dim but one is bright;

the spiral light of Venus rising first and shining best, from the northwest corner of a brand-new crescent moon crickets and cicadas sing a rare and different tune.