What is plotting?

Famous quotes containing the word plotting:

    Nature, hating art and pains,
    Baulks and baffles plotting brains;
    Casualty and Surprise
    Are the apples of her eyes;
    But she dearly loves the poor,
    And, by marvel of her own,
    Strikes the loud pretender down.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I’m plotting revolution against this lie that the majority has a monopoly of the truth. What are these truths that always bring the majority rallying round? Truths so elderly they are practically senile. And when a truth is as old as that, gentlemen, you can hardly tell it from a lie.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)