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"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone." --Blaise Pascal

"What is the use of moving, when one can travel on a chair so magnificently? […] An overwhelming aversion for the trip, an imperious need of remaining tranquil, seized him with a more and more obvious and stubborn strength."--À rebours (1884) by Joris-Karl Huysmans

Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons

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Movement and motion refer to:

  1. A state of progression from one place to another.
  2. A change of position with respect to time.
  3. A change from one place to another.


From Old French movement (modern French mouvement), from Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere (“move”). From Proto-Indo-European *mew- (“to move”).

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