Best Quotes About Alchemy

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. -Henry Kissinger

None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry. -Edith Hamilton

I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose. -William Temple

Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast. -Robert Morgan

Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. -Paracelsus

This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine. -Paracelsus

This process is alchemy: its founder is the smith Vulcan. -Paracelsus

The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy. -Francis Ford Coppola

You can make a good show, but you still need some magical alchemy to get people to watch. -Shawn Ryan

As Indians, we must of course learn from the past; but we must remain focused on the future. In my view, education is the true alchemy that can bring India its next golden age. -Pranab Mukherjee

You don't have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts. Fancy ingredients or recipes not required; simple, made-up things are usually even better. -Erin Morgenstern

You don't have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts. -Erin Morgenstern

Not to say people shouldn't get rich from art. I adore the alchemy wherein artists who cast a complex spell make rich people give them their money. (Just writing it makes me cackle.) But too many artists have been making money without magic. -Jerry Saltz

The alchemy of good curating amounts to this: Sometimes, placing one work of art near another makes one plus one equal three. Two artworks arranged alchemically leave each intact, transform both, and create a third thing. -Jerry Saltz

Voting is like alchemy – taking an abstract value and breathing life into it. -Sharon Salzberg

My work is like a dialogue between me and unseen powers, like alchemy. -Cai Guo-Qiang

I draw the line at letting people into my songwriting cave. To me, that's where the alchemy happens and where the mystery is. -Amanda Palmer

I often compare open source to science. To where science took this whole notion of developing ideas in the open and improving on other peoples' ideas and making it into what science is today and the incredible advances that we have had. And I compare that to witchcraft and alchemy, where openness was something you didn't do. -Linus Torvalds

20th-century totalitarian movements were no more defined by a rejection of Judeo-Christianity than they were defined by a rejection of astrology, alchemy, Confucianism, Scientology, or any of hundreds of other belief systems. -Steven Pinker

I love the alchemy of cooking, the theatre of it. It's creating something. -Anthony Warlow

'Lost Girl' has just proven to be one of those shows that people enjoy watching. It has an alchemy about it. It's an escape or a release for people, and that's the best we can hope for. -Kris Holden-Ried

Perhaps it's time to stop analyzing Sarah Palin as a politician. Maybe, in her own muddled way, she is at last owning up to the fact that she has been miscast. You don't need politics anymore once you've discovered that the alchemy of celebrity has turned you into a 24-carat phenomenon. -Tina Brown

It's striking and unique in London how you know to create this alchemy between the concept, the food, the music, the staff. From the beginning to the end, with all these different elements, it tells a full story that you know very well how to develop and cultivate. -Alain Ducasse

Actors are exposed in a way that nobody else can understand. They are subject to the likes and dislikes of people their entire life, no matter how successful they are. At the same time, in order to be liked, you have to not be yourself. So it's a very complicated human exercise – an alchemy that I have never understood. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

There's something about the alchemy of the show – the actors, the writers, the directors, the editors – that makes 'Parenthood' unique. You get so deeply embedded with these characters because you go through life with them, and that's our priority. -Jason Katims

Rational intelligence is dangerous and leads to ratiocination. The painter is a medium who doesn't realize what he is doing. No translation can express the mystery of sensibility, a word, still unreliable, which is nevertheless the basis of painting or poetry, like a kind of alchemy. -Marcel Duchamp

Obviously, 'Twilight' had its own alchemy that was amazing, just phenomenal. Nobody thought it was going to make any money. Paramount wouldn't make the movie. Fox wouldn't make it. Nobody wanted to do it. -Catherine Hardwicke

Things may not be immediately discernible in what a man writes, and in this sometimes he is fortunate; but eventually they are quite clear, and by these and the degree of alchemy that he possesses, he will endure or be forgotten. -Ernest Hemingway

Grounded in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages, alchemy formed a bridge: on the one hand into the past, to Gnosticism, and on the other into the future, to the modern psychology of the unconscious. -Carl Jung

School librarians play such an enormous role in bringing children to books they are going to enjoy. It's a magic alchemy when that works. -Chris Riddell

I see genres as generating sets of rules or conventions that are only interesting when they are subverted or used to disguise the author's intent. My own way of doing this is to attempt a sort of whimsical alchemy, whereby seemingly incompatible genres are brought into unlikely partnerships. -Mal Peet

We know the seductive alchemy of art. To transform private anguish into a narrative of truth, if not beauty; to make sense where there was none; to bring order out of chaos – these are the promises art makes. -Kathryn Harrison

Amplifying atoms is more subtle than amplifying electromagnetic waves because atoms can only change their quantum state and cannot be created. Therefore, even if one could amplify gold atoms, one would not realize the dreams of medieval alchemy. -Wolfgang Ketterle

It's a funny thing: my name in Arabic means hope, so I suppose I have to live by that principle. Hope is desire, feeling, and investing in a projection of something that doesn't yet exist. At its best, you witness its alchemy in your life, turning something that was once in the mind into reality. At its worst, it's delusion. -Aml Ameen

In 'A Poetics of Optics,' Equi writes that 'all images bank on alchemy.' This idea captures her fundamental sense of poetry as turning common material into something rare and valuable. -Floyd Skloot

The alchemy of a fight card is a mysterious thing. Even the most meticulous matchmaking can sometimes misfire. -Katie Kitamura

I think what I love most about the raw food thing is it's real alchemy. It's a really interesting science, and I think for a creative person, it's a great way to eat. -Boy George

I like to think of synthetic biology as liquid alchemy, only instead of transmuting precious metals, you're synthesizing new biological functionality inside very small channels. It's called microfluidics. -Neri Oxman

I am inspired by alchemy and all things continuous, uninterrupted, and effortlessly fused into wholes. -Neri Oxman

It's hard to describe one's own alchemy that makes one into a writer, but I definitely think American language is so interesting, and specifically Southern language and black Southern language; it's hard to separate Southern language from black language. -Kevin Young

Wizarding is technical to me. When you get something that adds up to more than the sum of its parts, that feeling is magic to me. That's a kind of alchemy. -Jamie Parker

I think cooking has the same creative process as designing, where you have the ingredients, you have the alchemy part of it, and you have the satisfaction of seeing your creation become a reality. -Cynthia Rowley

There are so many different things that create an alchemy of success. Just like there are so many different things that create an alchemy of a failure. -Courtney A. Kemp

Everything I do is alchemy. That's why I believe in magic. Not black magic, not the satanic magic that they practice in Hollywood and that the deep state practices and that the media practice. I believe in good magic, light magic, alchametic magic. -Mike Cernovich

Alan Jay Lerner needed a hit. The Broadway lyricist and librettist was a decade removed from his greatest successes when his partnership with composer Frederick Loewe produced something approaching unholy alchemy. -Sarah Weinman

I didn't want to go into the papal bureaucracy, so I thought of doing a postdoctoral thesis, which they call a 'Habilitation' in German universities, on alchemy in the work of Albert the Great. -Ivan Illich

There's an alchemy that happens in my eyes when you mix it up, when you have a seasoned actor on set and your first-timer. -Sean Baker

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