„This is the kingdom of the chemical elements, the substances from which everything tangible is made. It is not an extensive country, for it consists of only a hundred or so regions (as we shall often term the elements), yet it accounts for everything material in our actual world. From the hundred elements that are at the center of our story, all planets, rocks, vegetation, and animals are made. These elements are the basis of the air, the oceans, and the Earth itself. We stand on the elements, we eat the elements, we are the elements. Because our brains are made up of elements, even our opinions are, in a sense, properties of the elements and hence inhabitants of the kingdom.“

Fuente: Periodic Kingdom (1995), Chapter 1. The Terrain

Obtenido de Wikiquote. Última actualización 3 de Junio de 2021. Historia
Peter Atkins Foto
Peter Atkins4
químico británico 1940

Citas similares

Edward Smith (physician) Foto

„Every … element, whether mineral or organic, which is required for nutrition is found in the vegetable kingdom.“

—  Edward Smith (physician) British physician, born 1819 1819 - 1874

Fuente: Foods, Ch. XIX, p. 143

El Lissitsky Foto

„We believe that the elements in the chemical formula of our creative work, problem, invention, and art, correspond to the challenges of our age.“

—  El Lissitsky Soviet artist, designer, photographer, teacher, typographer and architect 1890 - 1941

quote, p. 378
posthumous publications, El Lissitzky, El Lissitzky : Life, Letters, Texts (1967; 1980)

Peter Atkins Foto
Erica Jong Foto

„Unhappiness is our element. We come to believe we can't function without it.“

—  Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942

How to Save Your Own Life (1977)

Giorgio de Chirico Foto

„We must also point out that it is precisely the metaphysical element of painting that provokes the creation of a physical substance that corresponds to its necessities, a material that permits the metaphysical element to manifest itself in the painted form it desires.“

—  Giorgio de Chirico Italian artist 1888 - 1978

Quote from De Cirico's text 'A DISCOURSE ON THE MATERIAL SUBSTANCE OF PAINT', 1942 http://www.fondazionedechirico.org/wp-content/uploads/541-547Metafisica5_6.pdf, p. 542
1920s and later

Adlai Stevenson Foto

„We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

Speech to the United Parents Association, as quoted in The New York Times (6 April 1958)
Contexto: We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.

C. N. R. Rao Foto

„The only part of the early concept of the elements that has survived is that elements have distinctive properties.“

—  C. N. R. Rao Indian chemist 1934

Fuente: Understanding Chemistry (1999), p. 8

Witold Gombrowicz Foto

„Our element is unending immaturity.“

—  Witold Gombrowicz, libro Ferdydurke

Ferdydurke

„Aristotle …who summarized the theories of earlier thinkers, developed the view that all substances were made of a primary matter… On this, different forms could be impressed… so the idea of the transmutation of the elements arose. Aristotle's elements are really fundamental properties of matter“

—  J. R. Partington British chemist 1886 - 1965

A Short History of Chemistry (1937)
Contexto: The first clear expression of the idea of an element occurs in the teachings of the Greek philosophers.... Aristotle... who summarized the theories of earlier thinkers, developed the view that all substances were made of a primary matter... On this, different forms could be impressed... so the idea of the transmutation of the elements arose. Aristotle's elements are really fundamental properties of matter... hotness, coldness, moistness, and dryness. By combining these in pairs, he obtained what are called the four elements, fire, air, earth and water... a fifth, immaterial, one was added, which appears in later writings as the quintessence. This corresponds with the ether. The elements were supposed to settle out naturally into the earth (below), water (the oceans), air (the atmosphere), fire and ether (the sky and heavenly bodies).

C. N. R. Rao Foto
Colin Moulding Foto

„Oh Lord deliver us from the elements
We at your mercy and your reverence
Oh Lord deliver us from the elements
We've no defence we are impotent“

—  Colin Moulding English bassist, songwriter and vocalist 1955

"Deliver Us From The Elements"
Mummer (1983)

Maimónides Foto
John Updike Foto

„Time is our element, not a mistaken invader.“

—  John Updike, libro Rabbit Redux

Rabbit Redux (1969)

Rick Riordan Foto
Christopher Alexander Foto

„The things we do first reflect clearly the elements that are most significant in our picture of ourselves.“

—  Eugene Kennedy American psychologist 1928 - 2015

Eugene Kennedy (1978) A Time for Being Human http://books.google.com/books?id=qJeAlL3hBLMC&q=%22The+things+we+do+first+reflect+clearly+the+elements+that+are+most+significant+in+our+picture+of+ourselves%22&pg=PA187#v=onepage p. 187

Pope Benedict XVI Foto

„I would not like to use big words to apply generic labels. It certainly contains elements that can favor peace, it also has other elements: we must always seek the best elements.“

—  Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927

When asked by reporters if Islam is a religion of peace. [Pope says terror attacks cannot be defined as anti-Christian, Catholic News Agency, 2005-07-25, http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope_says_terror_attacks_cannot_be_defined_as_antichristian/, 2016-02-25]
2005

John Donne Foto

„I am a little world made cunningly
Of elements, and an angelic sprite.“

—  John Donne, libro Holy Sonnets

No. 5, line 1
Holy Sonnets (1633)

Dogen Foto

Temas relacionados