Brian Swimme Quotes


I flush with heaving passion's strange delight Yet find contentment lost in appetite.

Humans enter this world and awaken to a simple truth: We must find our story with this great epic of being.

Embrace your death. . . . Cherish your awareness of death as a gift from the universe.

Four billion years ago the planet Earth was molten rock; now it sings opera!

By pursuing your allurements you help bind the universe together. The unity of the world rests on the pursuit of passion.

That is our larger destiny: to allow the Earth to organize in a new way in a manner impossible all the billions of years prior to humanity

If you let hydrogen gas alone for 13 billion years it will become giraffes rose bushes and humans.

The proper condition of the human is not bovine placidity... the highest degree of tension that can be creatively borne.

The universe is an inexhaustible celebration of ultimate mystery!

All professions all work all activity in the human world finds its essential meaning in the context of a people's cosmic story.

The universe shivers with wonder in the depths of the human

This is the greatest discovery of the scientific enterprise: You take hydrogen gas and you leave it alone and it turns into rosebushes giraffes and humans.

When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects the response is always one of loneliness.

There is nothing more mysterious than destiny - of a person of our species of our planet or of the universe itself.

The earth was once molten rock and now sings operas.