Quotes about decaying (16 Quotes)




    What is it that sometimes speaks in the soul so calmly, so clearly, that its earthly time is short? Is it the secret instinct of decaying nature, or the soul's impulsive throb, as immortality draws on? Be what it may, it rested in the heart of Eva, a calm, sweet, prophetic certainty that Heaven was near; calm as the light of sunset, sweet as the bright stillness of autumn, there her little heart reposed, only troubled by sorrow for those who loved her so dearly.






    We have an opportunity to show the world that this is a much different place than it was in 1982, the last time we hosted the Super Bowl. A renaissance is taking place in what was a decaying inner city, and I can't wait for the world to see the new Detroit.


    There's just a stench of things rotting, decaying - dead seafood, poultry, other things I can't talk about. It gets into your nose it gets into your clothes. You can't get away from it.



    Give me artificial flowers - porcelain and metal glories - neither fading nor decaying, forms unaging. Flowers of the splendid gardens of another place, where Forms and Styles and Knowledge dwell. I love flowers made of glass or gold, true Art's true gifts, their painted hues more beautiful than nature's, worked in nacre and enamel, with perfect leaves and branches.



    In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.



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