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  • We have explored the world of the microcosm and the world of the macrocosm. We have found at both extremes incredible complexity.
    David E. Bumbaugh
  • He affirmed his significance as a conscious rational animal proceeding syllogistically from the known to the unknown and a conscious rational reagent between a micro and a macrocosm ineluctably constructed upon the incertitude of the void.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Typically, the hero of the fairy tale achieves a domestic, microcosmic triumph, and the hero of myth a world-historical, macrocosmic triumph.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • This monster of a land, this mightiest of nations, this spawn of the future, turns out to be the macrocosm of microcosm me.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley

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  • And in the same way, the innermost recesses of nature were repeated, mirrored on a vast scale, in the macrocosmic world of stars, whose swarms, clusters, groupings, and constellations, pale against the moon, hovered above the valley glistening with frost and above the head of this master of muffled masquerade.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • (He opens the Book, and perceives the sign of the Macrocosm.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • Part 2 Chapter 4 Subsection 2 — End of the Macrocosm.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He is a reflection of the World Axis from which the concentric circles spread—the World Mountain, the World Tree—he is the perfect microcosmic mirror of the macrocosm.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • So the themes were there from childhood, and when Whittaker Chambers went out into the history of the 20th century, he found a huge historical correlative, a macrocosm, to match—and to explain—his own biography and, he thought, to enlarge it with the prestige of destiny.
    Lance Morrow  --  Time Magazine, Supporting Testimony, 3/10/97  --,9171,986035,00.html(retrieved 04/17/08)
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