Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.
The Aristos (1964)
An aphorism is a generalization, therefore not modern.John Fowles
...even more ominous ... is the fact that since the Second World War a new kind of intellectual has emerged in large numbers. ... he is only minimally interested in the proper intellectual significance of images and objects. Such people are not really intellectuals, but visuals ... A visual is more interested in style than in content ... A visual does not feel a rioting crowd being machine-gunned by the police, he simply sees a brilliant news photograph.John Fowles
There are only two races on this planet—the intelligent and the stupid.John Fowles