Texture Quotes (3 quotes)
Somehow I am not distressed that the human order must veil all our interactions with the universe, for the veil is translucent, however strong its texture.
The soul seems to be a very tenuous substance [and] seems to be made of a most subtle texture, extremely mobile or active corpuscles, not unlike those of flame or heat; indeed, whether they are spherical, as the authors of atoms propound, or pyramidical as Plato thought, or some other form, they seem from their own motion and penetration through bodies to create the heat which is in the animal.
There is, I think, no more wonderful and illuminating spectacle than that of an osmotic growth,a crude lump of brute inanimate matter germinating before our very eyes, putting forth bud and stem and root and branch and leaf and fruit, with no stimulus from germ or seed, without even the presence of organic matter. For these mineral growths are not mere crystallizations as many suppose They imitate the forms, the colour, the texture, and even the microscopical structure of organic growth so closely as to deceive the very elect.