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None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
[Mike & Liz are in the back of a hearse after escaping the mortuary & the Tall Man. Reggie has just been attacked by Alchemy in the hearse's front & thrown out of the car]



Mike:
One minute... we're gonna wake up. This is only a dream.



Liz:
That's right... it's only a dream!


[the barrier to the hearse front suddenly slides down. The Tall Man is sitting at the wheel and glaring back at them]



The Tall Man:
No! It's not!


[the back window breaks, and Mike & Liz are pulled out by the Tall Man's dwarf zombies]

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Ron:
[as the students sit in the Great Hall studying, Neville comes hopping in, his legs apparently stuck completely together] Leg-Locker Curse?



Harry:
Malfoy.



Ron:
You have *got* to start standing up to people, Neville.



Neville Longbottom:
[wobbling uncontrollably] How? I can barely stand at all!



Seamus Finnigan:
[Jumping up, wand at the ready] I'll do the counter-curse!



Neville Longbottom:
No, that's all I need... you to set my bloody kneecaps on fire!



Seamus Finnigan:
[Slamming his wand down] I don't appreciate the insinuation, Longbottom. Besides, if anyone cares to notice, my eyebrows have grown completely back!


[Stalks off angrily, but not before showing that a large chunk of hair is missing from the back of his head]



Harry:
I found him!


[hands Ron a Chocolate Frog card of Dumbledore]



Ron:
'Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the Dark Wizard Grindelwald in 1945-'



Harry:
Go on.



Ron:
'-for his discovery of the 12 uses of Dragon's Blood, and for his work on alchemy with his partner Nicolas Flamel!'



Harry:
I knew the name sounded familiar, I read it on the train that day.



Hermione:
[Beaming excitedly] Follow me!


[the Trio tears out of the Great Hall, leaving poor Neville still flailing around]



Neville Longbottom:
Hey, wait, where are you going? What about the counter-curse?


[Before he can say another word he topples over backwards, sparking a fresh round of laughter from the other students]

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
O, he sits high in all the people's hearts; And that which would appear offence in us, His countenance, like richest alchemy, Will change to virtue and to worthiness.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the alchemy of man's soul almost all noble attributes- courage, honor, love, hope, faith, duty, loyalty, and so on- can be transmuted into ruthlessness. Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion, even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Voting is like alchemy - taking an abstract value and breathing life into it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can make a good show, but you still need some magical alchemy to get people to watch.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Religion isn’t about believing things. It's ethical alchemy. It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mercy, she had discovered, made mad alchemy: a drop of it could dilute a lake of hate.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We live through myriads of seconds, yet it is always one, just one, that casts our entire inner world into turmoil, the second when (as Stendhal has described it) the internal inflorescence, already steeped in every kind of fluid, condenses and crystallizes—a magical second, like the moment of generation, and like that moment concealed in the warm interior of the individual life, invisible, untouchable, beyond the reach of feeling, a secret experienced alone. No algebra of the mind can calculate it, no alchemy of preMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The light needs only our trust
And, of course, the darkness
To work its eternal alchemy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The embrace of present and past time, in which English antiquarianism becomes a form of alchemy, engenders a strange timelessness. It is as if the little bird which flew through the Anglo-Saxon banqueting hall, in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, gained the outer air and became the lark ascending in Vaughan Williams's orchestral setting. The unbroken chain is that of English music itself.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Meditation is the alchemy of transforming. The unconscious into the conscious. It gives you a tremendous power, Far greater than anger, greed and lust.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
See ye not, Courtesy is the true Alchemy, turning to gold all it touches and tries?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is cheaper than lust or of less value than alchemy or aphrodisiacs?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Other creatures receive food simply as fodder. But we take the raw materials of the earth and work with them—touch them, manipulate them, taste them, glory in their heady smells and colors, and then, through a bit of alchemy, transform them into delicious creations.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Without respect, the subtle alchemy that binds an organization or that serves as the impetus for a business transaction would dissolve into mutual suspicion and hostility.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Taking this view, it is possible to see financial markets as a laboratory for testing hypotheses, albeit not strictly scientific ones. The truth is, successful investing is a kind of alchemy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mine owners did not find the gold, they did not mine the gold, they did not mill the gold, but by some weird alchemy all the gold belonged to them!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Much early alchemy seems to have been adventure. You heated and mixed and burnt and pounded and to see what would happen. An adventure might suggest an hypothesis that can subsequently be tested, but adventure is prior to theory.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Awareness is the greatest alchemy there is.
Just go on becoming more and more aware
you will find your life changing for the better in every possible dimension.
It will bring great fulfilmentMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Alchemy is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit from matter.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physicain should not be influenced by such judgements.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This process is alchemy: its founder is the smith Vulcan.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Clutter-clearing is modern-day alchemy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We stole their babes and mothers, chiefs and braves Although we held the whip, you knew we were The real slaves To alchemy, human alchemy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To make an artwork good enough to enter people's hearts is like what ancient Chinese called 'making stone into gold.' It is alchemy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't doubt that at the dawn of martial arts, the main goal was to beat up one's opponents in the most effective way possible. But then, indirectly, the alchemy of martial arts began to strike some chords deep within the spirit of many individuals, transforming living war-machines into poets, artists, and philosophers.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have invented nothing. I have simply documented a magical alchemy that I want to share.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Humankind cannot gain something without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. This is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only, truth.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I draw the line at letting people into my songwriting cave. To me, that's where the alchemy happens and where the mystery is.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The goal of astrology is the alchemy of personality. It is to transform chaos into cosmos, collective human nature into individual and creative personality.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Choicelessness is the alchemy of transformation, of inner mutation. A new being is born who has nothing to do with the past, who is absolutely discontinuous with the past. He has no desire. And when there is no desire, for the first time you liveMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I submit that the traditional definition of psychiatry, which is still vogue, places it alongside such things as alchemy and astrology, and commits it to the category of pseudo-science.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you become more sensitive to beauty, to poetry, that means your love has blossomed. And all the energy that has been left by fear, anger and hate, will be taken over by your love, your sensitivity, your compassion, your creativity. This is the whole alchemy of changing base metals into gold.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no neatness in any life- great or small. It is only an illusion men foolishly pursue.
All lived lives are a mess.
The neatness in my life had begun to crumble some time before, but now it disintegrated completely as I vanished into a world of endlessly opening doors, teasing riddles and lives without boundaries.
For the first time I began to understand how shallow neatness is.
How cramping, how limiting.
For the first time I understood neat lives are comatose lives. (the Alchemy of DMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
On the one hand, it is in and through creative minds that the community fulfils itself at its best and reaches its highest forms; and on the other, it is from them that the community recovers the social substance with which it had nourished them, transfigured by their creative alchemy into a still higher social substance. The creative evolution of his community and his own creative evolution must always be the two earnest purposes of the individual. Its own creative evolution and that of the individuals in its midst muMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The belief, not only of the socialist but of those so-called liberals who are diligently preparing the way for them is that by due skill an ill working humanity may be framed into well-working initiations. It is delusion. The defective natures of citizens will show themselves in bad acting of whatever social structure they are arranged into. There is no political alchemy by which you can get golden conduct out of laden instincts.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every human being has gone through a tragedy of sorts. And the idea is that you have two paths you can take, you can find that alchemy that turns lead into gold, find that magic where you can see the loss as an entry point for learning and grow from it and become wiser and stronger.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are, all of us, crippled and twisted. Most of us strive desperately to keep our grotesqueries out of sight and mind. Our suffering is transformed by an alchemy of the soul into addiction, ulcers, strokes, hatred, even war.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The voice that U hear is the alchemy of Ur mind.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So if we could not have love, my husband and I, then at least I could have alchemy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given the door with open.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Chymia, or Alchemy and Spagyrism, is the art of resolving compound bodies into their principles and of combining these again.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry begins, and astrology ends and astronomy begins.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What a gulf between impression and expression! That’s our ironic fate—to have Shakespearean feelings and (unless by some billion-to-one chance we happen to be Shakespeare) to talk about them like automobile salesmen or teen-agers or college professors. We practice alchemy in reverse—touch gold and it turns into lead; touch the pure lyrics of experience, and they turn into the verbal equivalents of tripe and hogwash.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the alchemy of man's soul almost all noble attributes- courage, honor, love, hope, faith, duty, loyalty, and so on - can be transmuted into ruthlessness. Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion, even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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