Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895, p. 277)
Dancing with the wind: the fire burns, the water drowns.travis meeks
Every death even the cruellest death drowns in the total indifference of Nature Nature herself would watch unmoved if we destroyed the entire human race I hate Nature this passionless spectator this unbreakable iceberg-face that can bear everything this goads us to greater and greater actspeter weiss
It worries me because it alters perception. TV, and the culture it anchors, and drowns out the subtle and vital information contact with the real world once provided.bill mckibben
What's a drunken man like, fool? Like a drowned man, a fool and a madman: one draught above heat makes him a fool; the second mads him; and a third drowns him.william shakespeare
O fair undress, best dress! it checks no vein, But every flowing limb in pleasure drowns, And heightens ease with grace.james thomson
Softly the loud peal dies, In passing winds it drowns, But breathes, like perfect joys, Tender tones.
It is never silent, it drowns out all other voices, and it suffers no rebuke, for is it not the voice of America? [...] It has taught us how to live, what to be afraid of, how to be beautiful, how to be loved, how to be envied, how to be successful. [...] Is it any wonder that the American population tends increasingly to speak, think, feel in terms of this jabberwocky? That the stimuli of art, science, religion are progressively expelled to the periphery of American life to become marginal values, cultivated by marginal people on marginal time?
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