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  • Main Entry: rev·o·lu·tion
    Pronunciation: \ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English revolucioun, from Middle French revolution, from Late Latin revolution-, revolutio, from Latin revolvere to revolve
    Date: 14th century
    1 a (1) : the action by a celestial body of going round in an orbit or elliptical course; also : apparent movement of such a body round the earth (2) : the time taken by a celestial body to make a complete round in its orbit (3) : the rotation of a celestial body on its axis b : completion of a course (as of years); also : the period made by the regular succession of a measure of time or by a succession of similar events c (1) : a progressive motion of a body around an axis so that any line of the body parallel to the axis returns to its initial position while remaining parallel to the axis in transit and usually at a constant distance from it (2) : motion of any figure about a center or axis <revolution of a right triangle about one of its legs generates a cone> (3) : rotation 1b
    2 a : a sudden, radical, or complete change b : a fundamental change in political organization; especially : the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed c : activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation d : a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm <the Copernican revolution> e : a changeover in use or preference especially in technology
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  • "If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed"- Stanley Kubrick

    "I believe that magic is art, and that art, whether that be music, writing, sculpture, or any other form, is literally magic. Art is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words or images, to achieve changes in consciousness… Indeed to cast a spell is simply to spell, to manipulate words, to change people's consciousness, and this is why I believe that an artist or writer is the closest thing in the contemporary world to a shaman."- Alan Moore

    "Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?"- Albert Camus

    "Holding onto anger is like drinking a poison and expecting the other person to die"- Buddha

    "Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding is all you see, it's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out, it doesn't matter much to me"- The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever

    "Every day starts, my eyes open and I reload the program of misery. I open my eyes, remember who I am, what I'm like, and I just go, "Ugh" …"- Louis CK

    "Inside every cynic is a disappointed optimist"- George Carlin

    "God is a concept by which we measure our pain"- John Lennon