Chimera Quotes

Chimera Quotes by Sophie Swetchine, William Borah, Adolf Hitler, Blaise Pascal, Janos Bolyai, Margaret Atwood and many others.

Since there must be chimeras, why is not perfection the

Since there must be chimeras, why is not perfection the chimera of all men?
Sophie Swetchine
No more fatuous chimera has ever infested the brain than that you can control opinions by law or direct belief by statute, and no more pernicious sentiment ever tormented the heart than the barbarous desire to do so. The field of inquiry should remain open, and the right of debate must be regarded as a sacred right.
William Borah
I am liberating man from the degrading chimera known as `conscience’.
Adolf Hitler
What a chimera then is man. What a novelty! What a monster… what a contradiction, what a prodigy
Blaise Pascal
One must do no violence to nature, nor model it in conformity to any blindly formed chimera.
Janos Bolyai
Science fiction went through a period that was mostly object-oriented or inventions for distant galaxies.But when we cracked the genetic DNA code, opened the big Pandora’s box, and it really did become possible to produce chimeras, my ears shot up.
Margaret Atwood
Commemoration of Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures, 1922 A memory of yesterday’s pleasures, a fear of tomorrow’s dangers, a straw under my knees, a noise in my ear, a light in my eye, an anything, a nothing, a fancy, a chimera in my brain, troubles me in my prayers.
John Donne
If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt.
Leslie Stephen
By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs.
Donna J. Haraway
If any overarching conclusion emerges from the Afghan and Iraq Wars (and from their Israeli equivalents), it’s this: victory is a chimera.
Andrew Bacevich
Are there any mythical beasts which aren’t simple pastiches of nature? Centaurs, minotaurs, unicorns, griffons, chimeras, sphinxes, manticores, and the like don’t speak well for the human imagination. None is as novel as a kangaroo or starfish.
William Poundstone
In Reformed theology, if God is not sovereign over the entire created order, then he is not sovereign at all. The term sovereignty too easily becomes a chimera. If God is not sovereign, then he is not God.
R. C. Sproul
in dreams it is often the case that the greatest extravagances seem bereft of their power to astonish and the most improbable chimeras seem commonplace.
Cormac McCarthy
My opinion – nay more, my conviction – is that, in the present state of science, as you rightly say, spontaneous generation is a chimera; and it would be impossible for you to contradict me, for my experiments all stand forth to prove that spontaneous generation is a chimera.
Louis Pasteur
If reason be a gift of Heaven, and we can say as much of faith, Heaven has certainly made us two gifts not only incompatible, but in direct contradiction to each other. In order to solve the difficulty, we are compelled to say either that faith is a chimera or that reason is useless.
Denis Diderot
justice itself is a chimera, a delusion. Justice is not a flat yardstick, applied in equal measure to an equal situation.
Carson McCullers
Madness, in its wild, untamable words, proclaims its own meaning; in its chimeras, it utters its secret truth.
Michel Foucault
O speculators about perpetual motion, how many vain chimeras have you created in the like quest? Go and take your place with the seekers after gold.
Leonardo da Vinci
The atheist . . . destroys the chimeras which afflict the human race, and so leads men back to nature, to experience and to reason.
Baron d’Holbach
If it’s a chimera alert, we just follows the screams.
Jasper Fforde
Abandonment of slavery is also the banishment of the chimera of security. The world will not change overnight, and liberation will not happen unless individual women agree to be outcasts, eccentrics, perverts, and whatever the powers-that-be choose to call them.
Germaine Greer
Constancy is the chimera of love.
Luc de Clapiers
For the first rate poet, nothing short of a Queen or a Chimera is adequate for the powers of his praise.
Wyndham Lewis
Truth and fact are old-fashioned and out-of-date, my friends, fit only for the dull and vulgar to live by. Appearance, not reality, is what the clever dog grasps at in these clever days. We spurn the dull-brown solid earth; we build our lives and homes in the fair-seeming rainbow-land of shadow and chimera.
Jerome K. Jerome