„Where there is life there is a pattern, and where there is a pattern there is mathematics.“

—  John D. Barrow, The Artful Universe (1995), Context: Where there is life there is a pattern, and where there is a pattern there is mathematics. Once that germ of rationality and order exists to turn a chaos into a cosmos, then so does mathematics. There could not be a non-mathematical Universe containing living observers.<!-- Ch. 5, p. 230
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„People allow themselves to believe an event if it's called a miracle while disdaining the same event if it's called magic. Or vice versa. Life arises naturally; where life is, death is, joy is, pain is. Where joy and pain are, ecstasy and horror are, all part of the pattern.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016
The Visitor (2002), Context: People allow themselves to believe an event if it's called a miracle while disdaining the same event if it's called magic. Or vice versa. Life arises naturally; where life is, death is, joy is, pain is. Where joy and pain are, ecstasy and horror are, all part of the pattern. They occur as night and day occur on a whirling planet. They are not individually willed into being and shot at persons like arrows. Mankind accepts good fortune as his due, but when bad occurs, he thinks it was aimed at him, done to him, a hex, a curse, a punishment by his deity for some transgression, as though his god were a petty storekeeper, counting up the day's receipts… Guardian Galenor in Ch 43 : various pursuits<!-- 418 -->

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„A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful?“

—  Martin Gardner recreational mathematician and philosopher 1914 - 2010
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„Jung believed there was a large pattern to life, that it wasn't just chaos.“

—  Sting English musician 1951
Context: Jung believed there was a large pattern to life, that it wasn't just chaos. Our song Synchronicity II is about two parallel events that aren't connected logically or causally, but symbolically. On the song Synchronicity II, as quoted in "Official Police business" by Jay Cocks, in TIME magazine (15 August 1983), p. 50

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„If life is a loom, the pattern you weave is not so easily unraveled.“

—  Lloyd Alexander, The Chronicles of Prydain
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„My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents. Yet when I look back I see a pattern.“

—  Benoît Mandelbrot Polish-born, French and American mathematician 1924 - 2010
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„Segregation is evil; there is no pattern of life which can dehumanize men as can the way of segregation.“

—  Lillian Smith (author) American author, social critic 1897 - 1966
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