I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
Novelty serves us for a kind of refreshment, and takes off from that satiety we are apt to complain of in our usual and ordinary entertainments.
A lot of why I do something is just the novelty of the experience.
Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand.
We can understand first of all that what is happening in the world of becoming, the world we all experience as beings, is that novelty is entering into being, and it is changing the modalities of the real world toward greater and greater levels of integration.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
In any evolutionary process, even in the arts, the search for novelty becomes corrupting.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
How shall we plan, that all be fresh and new--
Important matter yet attractive too?
[Ger., Wie machen wir's, dass alles frisch und neu
Und mit Bedeutung auch gefallig sei?]
To the old, the new is usually bad news.
There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty.
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.
Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty.
We do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in; but its fitting in is a test of its value - a test, it is true, which can only be slowly and cautiously applied, for we are none of us infallible judges of conformity.
The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power.
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