Something of glass about her, of dead water, Chills and holds us, Far more fatal than painted flesh or the lodestone of live hair, This despair of crystal brilliance.
Of the twenty or so civilizations known to modern Western historians, all except our own appear to be Dead or moribund, and, when we diagnose each case, in extremis or post mortem, we invariably find that the cause of death has been either War or Class or some combination of the two. To date, these two plagues have been deadly enough, in partnership, to kill off nineteen out of twenty representatives of this recently evolved species of human society; but, up to now, the deadliness of these scourges has had a saving limit.Arnold Joseph Toynbee
How true it is, that there isnothing Dead inthis Universe; that what we call Dead is only changed, its forces working in inverse order! 'The leaf that lies rotting in moist winds,'says one,'has still force; else how could it rot?'thomas carlyle
Don't worry. Your friends are Dead and you are going to join them.klaus barbie
Far from affording artists continuous inspiration, mass-media sources for art have become a Dead end. They have combined with the abstractness of institutional art teaching to produce a fine-arts culture given over to information and not experience. This faithfully echoes the drain of concreteness from modern existence— the reign of mere unassimilated data instead of events that gain meaning by being absorbed into the fabric of imaginative life.robert hughes
Individual societies begin in harmonious adaptation to the environment and, like individuals, quickly get trapped into nonadaptive, artificial, repetitive sequences.When the individual's behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a Dead robot, and it is time for him to die and be reborn. Time to "drop out," "turn on," and "tune in." This period of robotization is called the Kali Yuga, the Age of Strife and Empire...timothy leary
Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the Dead.jesus christ
Depression is about as close as you get to somewhere between Dead and alive, and it's the worst.Elizabeth Wurtzel
The objects that we have known in better days are the main props that sustain the weight of our affections, and give us strength to await our future lot. The future is like a Dead wall or a thick mist hiding all objects from our view; the past is alive and stirring with objects, bright or solemn, and of unfading interest.william hazlitt
They say you shouldn't say nothin' about the Dead unless it's good. He's Dead. Good!moms mabley
Give place: for the maid is not Dead, but sleepeth.jesus christ
We bury love, Forgetfulness grows over it like grass; That is a thing to weep for, not the Dead.alexander smith
Enough! I'm taking that bird back with me, ALIVE... OR Dead!
Miracle Max: It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY Dead. There's a big difference between mostly Dead and all Dead. Mostly Dead is slightly alive. With all Dead, well, with all Dead there's usually only one thing you can do.
Inigo Montoya: What's that?
Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change.
Souls of Poets Dead and gone What Elysium have ye known, Happy field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern?john keats
If you do not speak up when it matters, when would it matter that you speak? The opposite of courage is conformity. Even a Dead fish can go with the flow.jim hightower
India of the ages is not Dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples. And that which must seek now to awake is not an anglicised oriental people, docile pupil of the West and doomed to repeat the cycle of the occident's success and failure, but still the ancient immemorable Shakti recovering her deepest self, lifting her head higher towards the supreme source of light and strength and turning to discover the complete meaning and a vaster form of her Dharma.sri aurobindo
For us in Russia, communism is a Dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.aleksandr solzhenitsyn
I have seen men march to the wars, and then I have watched their homeward tread, And they brought back bodies of living men, But their eyes were cold and Dead. So, Buddy, no matter what else the fame, No matter what else the prize, I want you to come back thru The Flame With the boy-look still in your eyes!
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