One had to wear only black, have only a rudimentary grasp of music and songwriting, and write tunes of great angst.
(James Valentine, ‘One trick pony’, ABC)
Car des trous noirs sur un mur blanc, c’est précisément un visage, large visage aux joues blanches et percé d’yeux noirs, ça ne ressemble pas encore à un visage, c’est plutôt l’agencement ou la machine abstrait qui va produire du visage.
(Gilles Deleuze & Claire Parnet, Dialogues, 1.1)
Outside the sun is shining, the leaves on the tall trees are lush and glistening, the grass is soft as mohair, there are daisies and butterflies and the sky is blue, yet inside you all this beauty has separated into fractals, fallen through space and collected in your core, fast and sudden, like an arrow driven right through your flesh and riveting you to the centre of everything.
(Donna Ward, ‘Orphan of our nation’s history’, Southerly 74.2)
Rayleigh found the same ω² increase in amplitude of the scattered field with frequency ω and used it to explain the blue light of the sky as due to preferential scattering by air molecules of the higher-frequency components of sunlight.
(James Lighthill, Waves in Fluids, § 1.9)