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On Literature, Revolution, Entropy, and Other Matters - Yevgeny Zamyatin
Ask point blank: What is revolution?
Some people will answer, paraphrasing Louis XIV: We are the  revolution. Others will answer by the calendar, naming the month and the  day. Still others will give you an ABC answer. But if we are to go on  from the ABC to syllables, the answer will be this:
Two dead, dark stars collide with an inaudible, deafening crash and  light a new star: this is revolution. A molecule breaks away from its  orbit and, bursting into a neighboring atomic universe, gives birth to a  new chemical element: this is revolution. Lobachevsky’ cracks the walls  of the millenia-old Euclidean world with a single book, opening a path  to innumerable non-Euclidean spaces: this is revolution.
Revolution is everywhere, in everything. It is infinite. There is no  final revolution, no final number. The social revolution is only one of  an infinite number of numbers: the law of revolution is not a social  law, but an immeasurably greater one. It is a cosmic, universal law-like  the laws of the conservation of energy and of the dissipation of energy  (entropy).

On Literature, Revolution, Entropy, and Other Matters - Yevgeny Zamyatin

Ask point blank: What is revolution?

Some people will answer, paraphrasing Louis XIV: We are the revolution. Others will answer by the calendar, naming the month and the day. Still others will give you an ABC answer. But if we are to go on from the ABC to syllables, the answer will be this:

Two dead, dark stars collide with an inaudible, deafening crash and light a new star: this is revolution. A molecule breaks away from its orbit and, bursting into a neighboring atomic universe, gives birth to a new chemical element: this is revolution. Lobachevsky’ cracks the walls of the millenia-old Euclidean world with a single book, opening a path to innumerable non-Euclidean spaces: this is revolution.

Revolution is everywhere, in everything. It is infinite. There is no final revolution, no final number. The social revolution is only one of an infinite number of numbers: the law of revolution is not a social law, but an immeasurably greater one. It is a cosmic, universal law-like the laws of the conservation of energy and of the dissipation of energy (entropy).

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