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.
Newness hath an evanescent beauty.
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.
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.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
Chance doesn't mean meaningless randomness, but historical contingency. This happens rather than that, and that's the way that novelty, new things, come about.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
And I will capture your minds with sweet novelty.
[Lat., Dulcique animos novitate tenebo.]
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?]
Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it.
The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive.
Novelty is always welcome but talking pictures are just a fad.
Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures.
It is the custom on Africa to always produce new and monstrous things.
[Fr., Afrique est coustumiere toujours choses produire nouvelles et monstrueuses.]
Woman wants monogamy; Man delights in novelty. Love is woman's moon and sun; Man has other forms of fun. Woman lives but in her lord; Count to ten, and man is bored. With this the gist and sum of it, What earthly good can come of it?
In any evolutionary process, even in the arts, the search for novelty becomes corrupting.
What a chimera then is man. What a novelty! What a monster... what a contradiction, what a prodigy
Being a novelty had its advantages.
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