Vortex Quotes

Vortex Quotes by Arthur Miller, Jon Lee Anderson, Arthur Fogel, Frederick Lenz, Lorrie Moore, Greg Kinnear and many others.

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When any creativity becomes useful, it is sucked into the vortex of commercialism, and when a thing becomes commercial, it becomes the enemy of man.
Arthur Miller
Life has become terribly insecure. It’s on the vortex of civil war. It’s difficult to know how America will bring it back from the brink and build up good will.
Jon Lee Anderson
Before the whole [music] business was calibrated around the selling of records. I never could have imagined that live performance would become kind of a vortex of the business. It’s such a seismic shift really.
Arthur Fogel
A dreaming vortex is a place where it’s easy to change. You come to a dreaming vortex like Hawaii to step from one dream into another, from one world into another, to change, in other words.
Frederick Lenz
But family life sometimes had a vortex, like weather. It could be like a tornado in a quiet zigzag: get close enough and you might see within it a spinning eighteen-wheeler and a woman.
Lorrie Moore
I really don’t make a concerted effort to try to find a type of role. Maybe I’ve just done enough of them now where people are like, “Oh, it’s the guy that’s in a swirling vortex of despair, send it to Kinnear!” I don’t really know, but it does seem to be a recurring theme.
Greg Kinnear
Silence? What can New York-noisy, roaring, rumbling, tumbling, bustling, story, turbulent New York-have to do with silence? Amid the universal clatter, the incessant din of business, the all swallowing vortex of the great money whirlpool-who has any, even distant, idea of the profound repose……of silence?
Walt Whitman
I like science fiction and physics, things like that. Planets being sucked into black holes, and the various vortexes that create possibility, and what happens on the other side of the black hole. To me it’s the microcosmic study of the macrocosmic universe in man, and that’s why I’m attracted to it.
Wesley Snipes
There ain’t no “baby mama drama” up in this Vortex, homie!
Esther Hicks
L.A. is a vortex. The weather there tricks you into thinking you’re on vacation, even when you’re working fourteen hours a day.
Julian Casablancas
Hundreds of thousands of years ago a very powerful civilization lived in what we now call North America. They congregated around power places – interdimensional vortexes where it is very easy to shift from one plane of reality to another.
Frederick Lenz
There is a power in the land in Concord, in Lincoln, in the western Boston suburbs. There’s an inter-dimensional vortex that opens in a variety of places in this area, which leads one to a transcendental reality.
Frederick Lenz
To me the front is a mysterious whirlpool. Though I am in still water far away from its centre, I feel the whirl of the vortex sucking me slowly, irresistibly, inescapably into itself.
Erich Maria Remarque
I went to Vortex and Vortex is a whole ‘nother story.
S. Robson Walton
I place my fingers upon these keys typing 2,000 dreams per minute and naked of spirit dance forth my cosmic vortex upon this crucifix called language.
Aberjhani
I was sucked into this vortex of a very conservative upbringing.
Kevin Costner
I shop at thrift stores a lot. I have a lot of silver pitchers and I put my flowers in those. I collect antiques, so there are a lot of old rocking chairs… My friends call my home the vortex because nobody wants to leave.
Monica Potter
The dancing vortex of a sacred metaphor clashes horns and halos to make wounded music set to the tempo of a new era in brilliant labor.
Aberjhani
Mankind is now caught up, as though in a train of gears, at the heart of a continually accelerating vortex of self-totalisation.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
What one side considers a defense the other considers a threat. In the vortex of the struggle, each is trapped by his own fearful outlook and by his fear of the other; each moves and is moved within a circle both vicious and lethal.
C. Wright Mills
All incarnations are lived at once, and yet there does seem to be a linear sense of time when you’re in the vortex of time and space, when your consciousness is fixated in a body.
Frederick Lenz
The thing that kills me is all these bands that use huge words in their lyrics, ‘I’m swimming in a vortex of apathy.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ I don’t walk up to a friend and go ‘That’s a stylin’ looking vortex of apathy you’ve got there pal. I was swimming up a river of deceit myself.’
Devin Townsend
You can only coax someone into the vortex from in the vortex.
Esther Hicks
The only excursion of my life outside of New Orleans took me through the vortex to the whirlpool of despair: Baton Rouge. . . . New Orleans is, on the other hand, a comfortable metropolis which has a certain apathy and stagnation which I find inoffensive.
John Kennedy Toole
Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and fall into a vortex, as she expressed it, writing away at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace.
Louisa May Alcott
My mother died in 1997 and I spiralled into this self-destructive vortex of trying to annihilate my consciousness. I was afraid to face the grief of losing her, because she was somebody I loved more than anybody else in the world.
Panos Cosmatos
I’m so happy that I finished college. Going into this crazy vortex of scrutiny is tough. If I was younger than I was now and I was going to fashion shows, I might have this distorted sense of self. I might rely on those cameras. Because when I was 18, I was half-baked.
Allison Williams
The vortex theory [of the atom] is only a dream. Itself unproven, it can prove nothing, and any speculations founded upon it are mere dreams about dreams.
Lord Kelvin
Young people, those who think they’re experts in science, there’s no doubt. They just believe it, and so there has to be an explanation – and whatever man is doing has caused the jet stream to slow down, and that is permitting the polar vortex.
Rush Limbaugh
There are six chakras or energy vortexes that lie along that tube. There is a seventh chakra located several inches above the head, but it is not connected.
Frederick Lenz
Your Vortex is pregnant with everything you want.
Esther Hicks
My desires sprang forth as a mighty sun – all embracing – associating in the form – vortex, to enjoy ALL consciousness
Austin Osman Spare
We must not let ourselves fall into the vortex of pessimism. Faith can move mountains!
Pope Francis
Posterity will talk of Washington as the founder of a great empire, when my name shall be lost in the vortex of revolution.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The moment you enter Bhutan, you notice that there are no traffic lights. It is almost like you’ve stepped into a Shangri-La or a vortex of time 200 years ago. Those kinds of experiences are very much of the countryside of Bhutan, where people are truly happy in the sense of not creating and wanting more.
Karan Bajaj
Even a vortex is a vortex in something. You can’t have a whirlpool without water; and you can’t have a vortex without gas, or molecules or atoms or ions or electrons or something, not nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
It is the Muslim’s conception of himself as the khulifa of Allah on the earth that makes him the vortex of human history. Only as God’s khulifa, and hence only in proper commitment to the vision of Islam, may man act responsibly in the totality of space-time.
Ismail al-Faruqi
The only problem that occurs in the practice of tantra is when you don’t practice tantra and fool yourself. You get caught up in powerful vortexes of negative energy which pull you into the lower bardo regions … into the mud.
Frederick Lenz
‘Mind and matter,’ said the lady in the wig, ‘glide swift into the vortex if immensity. Howls the sublime, and softly sleeps the calm Ideal, in the whispering chambers of Imagination.’
Charles Dickens
During an economic slowdown, one needs to be cautious, but I think it’s equally important to not get sucked into the vortex of defensive thinking.
Pankaj Patel
For I am I: ergo, the truth of myself; my own sphinx, conflict, chaos, vortex—asymmetric to all rhythms, oblique to all paths. I am the prism between black and white: mine own unison in duality.
Austin Osman Spare
I think that the world ended a long time ago and no one realizes it. We’re in a dream somewhere in a vortex of energy that just hasn’t realized its nonexistence yet.
Frederick Lenz
Cities have a psychogeographical relief, with constant currents, fixed points and vortexes which strongly discourage entry into or exit from certain zones
Ivan Chtcheglov
I really don’t make a concerted effort to try to find a type of role.
Greg Kinnear
Your happiness is the most significant contribution that you could make. In your reaching for happiness, you are opening a vortex which makes you an avenue for the Well-being to flow through you. And anything that is your object of attention under those conditions, benefits by the infusion of your Well-being.
Esther Hicks
Buffy’s high school was built on top of a vortex of evil, the Hellmouth. And whose wasn’t?
Sarah Vowell
The Image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.
Ezra Pound
It’s nice if you love a liberated person, and you should, because they love you. They’re lovable. They’re children playing in a very, very unusual world filled with vortexes of dancing darkness and light.
Frederick Lenz
The best that a parent can be… A demonstrator… A consistent, constant demonstrator of being in your own Vortex.
Esther Hicks
… swept into the giddy vortex which keeps so many young people revolving aimlessly, till they go down or are cast upon the shore, wrecks of what they might have been
Louisa May Alcott