„A circle looks at a square and sees a badly made circle.“

—  Jeff VanderMeer, livro Authority

Fonte: Authority

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American writer 1968

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„The square is spiritually charged. It is the product of mankind, it is not copied from nature like the circle.“

—  Roger Raveel painter 1921 - 2013

version in original Flemish (citaat van Roger Raveel, in het Vlaams): Het vierkant is een geestelijk geladen ding. Het is het product van de mens, het is niet afgekeken van de natuur zoals de cirkel.
Quote of Raveel, from his interview in the Dutch newspaper N.R.C., 1991; as cited by Din Pieters in 'Raveel: het vierkant als onbeschreven blad' https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/1996/01/05/raveel-het-vierkant-als-onbeschreven-blad-7294323-a1018022, in N.R.C.-online, 5 Jan. 1996 (translation: Fons Heijnsbroek)
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„The universe was made on purpose, the circle said.“

—  Carl Sagan, Contact

Chapter 24 (p. 431)
Contact (1985)
Contexto: The universe was made on purpose, the circle said. In whatever galaxy you happen to find yourself, you take the circumference of a circle, divide it by its diameter, measure closely enough, and uncover a miracle — another circle, drawn kilometers downstream of the decimal point. There would be richer messages farther in. It doesn't matter what you look like, or what you're made of, or where you come from. As long as you live in this universe, and have a modest talent for mathematics, sooner or later you'll find it. It's already here. It's inside everything. You don't have to leave your planet to find it. In the fabric of space and in the nature of matter, as in a great work of art, there is, written small, the artist’s signature. Standing over humans, gods, and demons, subsuming Caretakers and Tunnel builders, there is an intelligence that antedates the universe.

Gertrude Stein photo

„A great deal of beauty is rapture. A circle is a necessity. Otherwise you would see no one. We each have our circle.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

"A Circular Play," from Last Operas and Plays (1949) [written in 1920]
Contexto: A beauty is not suddenly in a circle. It comes with rapture. A great deal of beauty is rapture. A circle is a necessity. Otherwise you would see no one. We each have our circle.

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„No one ever squared the circle with so much genius, or, excepting his principal object, with so much success.“

—  Jean-Étienne Montucla French mathematician 1725 - 1799

Attributed to Montucla in Augustus De Morgan, A Budget of Paradoxes, (London, 1872), p. 96; Cited in: Robert Edouard Moritz. Memorabilia mathematica; or, The philomath's quotation-book, (1914) p. 366
About Gregory St. Vincent, described by De Morgan as "the greatest of circle-squarers, and his investigations led him into many truths: he found the property of the arc of the hyperbola which led to Napier's logarithms being called hyperbolic."

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„Justice to others and to ourselves is the same; that we cannot define our duties by mathematical lines ruled by the square, but must fill with them the great circle traced by the compasses“

—  Albert Pike, livro Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Ch. III : The Master, p. 72
Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871)

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„There are countless circles of hell; believers never penetrate the ninth circle.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

“Inferno,” p. 151
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999)

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„Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.“

—  Black Elk Oglala Lakota leader 1863 - 1950

Ch. 17 : The First Cure
Contexto: Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. In the old days when we were a strong and happy people, all our power came to us from the sacred hoop of the nation, and so long as the hoop was unbroken the people flourished.

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„I am as excited as in my first show. There the circle closes itself. The Devil's circle.“

—  Anke Engelke German actress 1965

Ich bin so aufgeregt wie in meiner ersten Sendung. Da schließt sich der Kreis. Der Teufelskreis.
On the last Anke Late Night show (21 October 2004)

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