Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral. Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference .
We wallow in nostalgia but manage to get it all wrong. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories [...] but American-style nostalgia is about as ephemeral as copyrighted déjà vu.florence king
"So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories." "There’s a very basic human, non-verbal aspect to our need to make music and use it as part of our human expression. It doesn’t have to do with body movements, it doesn't have to do with articulation of a language, but with something spiritual."john williams
To strip human nature until its divine attributes are made clear, to inform ordinary activities with spiritual fervour , to give wings of eternity to that which is most ephemeral; to make divine things human and human things divine; such is Bach , the greatest and purest moment in music of all time.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
He must teach himself that the basest of all things isto be afraid and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop foranything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomedlove and honour and pityand compassion and sacrifice.
Lay your sleeping head, my love Human on my faithless arm; Time and fevers burn away Individual beauty from Thoughtful children, and the grave Proves the child ephemeral; But in my arms till break of day Let the living creature lie: Mortal, guilty, but to me The entirely beautiful.wystan hugh auden
Nietzsche … argues that all that passes in the life of a society is ephemeral and banausic except for the presence of great personalities, of men like Goethe … who seem to forge their own destinies, who seem to move unhampered by those burdens of existence which keep most men from rising above the vicissitudes of their daily toil.john carroll
Built on sand, lacking a firm foundation, unstable, ephemeral, from the parable in the Bible (Mathews) of the two houses founded respectively on rock and on sand.
To feel the supreme and moving beauty of the spectacle to which Nature invites her ephemeral guests! ... that is what I call prayer.
Nietzsche said the newspaper had replaced the prayer in the life of the modern bourgeois , meaning that the busy, the cheap, the ephemeral, had usurped all that remained of the eternal in his daily life.Allan Bloom
Your face is neither infinite nor ephemeral. You can never see your own face, only a reflection, not the face itself.
All is ephemeral, - fame and the famous as well.
Let you sleeping head, my love, Human on my faithless arm; Time and fever burns away Individual beauty from Thoughtful children and the grave Proves the child ephemeral; But in my arms till break of day Let the living creature lie: Mortal , guilty , but to me The entirely beautiful .
Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe , blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
As for theatre, there's ups and downs to everything. Theatre is ephemeral. But that is part of its charm because you can always say the production was better than it was.
The fashion world is much more ephemeral than the film industry and moves at a faster pace, and it's got even more frenetic since the Nineties; more paparazzi hanging about and it seems to me there are even more fashion magazines.
If Greer were a bit more honest and had a bit more perspective, she'd have a useful message to relay to young women about the perils of confusing sexual autonomy with the real but ephemeral ability to manipulate men.Laura Miller
I somehow see what's beautiful In things that are ephemeral I am my only friend , am I? and Love is just a piece of time In the world In the world.
Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair.
Yet I've discovered that how I look is not a function of anything as ephemeral as my hair .
One of the most ephemeral and important things is atmosphere and tone and it's very hard to put your finger on what creates that.
No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.
In endowing us with memory , nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation , the truth of immortality . The most ideal human passion is love , which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
They who think that it is accidental, unnecessary, the work of interested or fanatical agitators , and therefore ephemeral, mistake the case altogether.
How fleeting is the world ... Yet it survives It is ourselves that fade from it and our ephemeral lives.
Thou! thou! the vital , universal , giant force resistless, sleepless, calm , Holding Humanity as in thy open hand, as some ephemeral toy, How will to e'er forget thee!
So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories .