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  • "At the point where order and chaos most closely resemble one another, there exists the greatest possibility for broadening the human capacity to adapt to instability and uncertainty."
    Daryl R. Conner (1946–), US management author
    Source: Leading at the Edge of Chaos (1998)
  • "Filing is concerned with the past; anything you actually need to see again has to do with the future."
    Katharine Whitehorn (1928–), British journalist
    Source: Sunday Best (1976)
  • "Since we cannot hope for order let us withdraw with style from the chaos."
    Sir Tom Stoppard (1937–), Czechoslovakian-born British playwright and screenwriter
    Source: Lord Malaquist and Mr Moon (1966)
  • "There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served."
    Jane Jacobs (19162006), US urban theorist and social critic
    Source: The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961)
  • "Life creates order, but order does not create life."
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (19001944), French writer and aviator
    Source: Letter to a Hostage (1942)
  • "A. A violent order is disorder; and
    B. A great disorder is an order.
    These two things are one.
    Wallace Stevens (18791955), US poet
    Source: “Connoisseur of Chaos,” Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942)
  • "Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood."
    Henry Miller (18911980), US writer
    Source: “Interlude,” Tropic of Capricorn (1939)
  • "Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else. This is not advice, it is merely custom."
    Mark Twain (18351910), US writer
    Source: Notebook (1935)
  • "Large organisation is loose organisation. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organisation is always disorganisation."
    G. K. Chesterton (18741936), British novelist, poet, and critic
    Source: “The Bluff of the Big Shops,” Outline of Sanity (1926)
  • "There is a rage to organize which is the sworn enemy of order."
    Georges Duhamel (18841966), French writer
    Source: Vie des Martyrs (1917)
  • "Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."
    Henry Brooks Adams (18381918), US historian
    Source: Education of Henry Adams (1907)
  • "A place for everything and everything in its place. Order is wealth."
    Samuel Smiles (18121904), British social reformer and writer
    Source: Thrift (1875)
  • "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method."
    Herman Melville (18191891), US novelist
    Source: Moby-Dick (1851)

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