The Universe As One

I love to think of the whole universe together as one eternal fact.

I love to think that everything is alive; that crystallization is itself a step toward joy.

I love to think that when a bud bursts into blossom: it feels a thrill.

I love to have the universe full of feeling and full of joy, and not full of simple dead, inert matter, managed by an old bachelor for all eternity.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll