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  • I looked upon the Corps as a captive microcosm of the entire human race and thought if I could study them properly and learn all the secret rites and neuroses of the cadets, then in some profoundly inclusive way I could discover the most illuminating sanctities, dilemmas, and mysteries of the human spirit.†   (source)
  • But she didn't think she could maintain another minute wondering what microcosmic parasites were crawling over her skin.†   (source)
  • Nobody else I ever knew was so close to the author, to the microcosm of that play as it must have surrounded Wharfinger's living mind.†   (source)
  • My original strategy was pathetically derivative, lacking logic and design and substituting for both an amorphous hunger to do for a small Southern city what James Joyce had done in his miraculous microcosm.†   (source)
  • This monster of a land, this mightiest of nations, this spawn of the future, turns out to be the macrocosm of microcosm me.†   (source)
  • consciously made our home a microcosm of beauty
  • In a way, he's a functioning microcosm of us all.†   (source)
  • Part 2 Chapter 4 Subsection 1 — End of the Microcosm.†   (source)
  • Typically, the hero of the fairy tale achieves a domestic, microcosmic triumph, and the hero of myth a world-historical, macrocosmic triumph.†   (source)
  • And he knew, too, that his mind dwelt in a world of its own, Shangri-La in microcosm, and that this world also was in peril.†   (source)
  • Here, in a microcosm, we can observe the evil that has crushed our poor planet from the day of its birth in cosmic ooze.†   (source)
  • The first step, detachment or withdrawal, consists in a radical transfer of emphasis from the external to the internal world, macro— to microcosm, a retreat from the desperations of the waste land to the peace of the everlasting realm that is within.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I'd like, myself, such a one to see: Sir Microcosm his name should be.†   (source)
  • Being a microcosm himself, he discovers—and it is a true discovery, and he is the man to make it—that the world has been eating green apples; to his eyes, in fact, the globe itself is a great green apple, which there is danger awful to think of that the children of men will nibble before it is ripe; and straightway his drastic philanthropy seeks out the Esquimau and the Patagonian, and embraces the populous Indian and Chinese villages; and thus, by a few years of philanthropic…†   (source)
  • If Man, that microcosmic fool, can see Himself a whole so frequently, Part of the Part am I, once All, in primal Night,— Part of the Darkness which brought forth the Light, The haughty Light, which now disputes the space, And claims of Mother Night her ancient place.†   (source)
  • Not in the sense of the atoms of my body becoming closer and more dense, but a fusion—as the atoms of my-self merge into microcosm.†   (source)
  • On that mystery and not on the madonna which the cunning Italian intellect flung to the mob of Europe the church is founded and founded irremovably because founded, like the world, macro and microcosm, upon the void.†   (source)
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