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Definitions: (1) composed of distinct elements or qualities; (2) attracted to various interests

Derivation: Latin, “to turn in different directions”


Life – all life – is in the service of life. Necessary nutrients are made available to life by life in greater and greater richness as the diversity of life increases.

— Frank Herbert(1920-1986) Dune

Observation: Everybody needs something different.

Comment: We are all chasing the meaning of life, the reason for existence. In the end, we all come to the similar conclusions, but it will have a million different spins on it. That’s diversity; that’s Divinity.

See also: Meaning of Life Quotes in Appendix 9

Symbol: nature