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?'
I charge thee, sir, not to talk of high honours, A single general achieves fame on the rotting bones of ten thousand.
The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence: sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since theVietnam War.Edmund White
When I write "paradise" I mean not only apple trees and golden women but also scorpions and tarantulas and flies, rattlesnakes and Gila monsters, sandstorms, volcanoes and earthquakes, bacteria and bear, cactus, yucca, bladderweed, ocotillo and mesquite, flash floods and quicksand, and yes — disease and death and the rotting of flesh.edward abbey
He has wasted the day, he tells himself, he has wasted the day as he has wasted so many days of his life ... while that huge work with which he has cheated himself, that enormous novel which would lift him at a bound from the impasse in which he stifles, whose dozens of characters would develop a vision of life in bountiful complexity, lies foundering, rotting on a beach of purposeless effort. Notes here, pages there, it sprawls through a formless wreck of incidental ideas and half-episodes; utterly without shape. He is not even a hero for it.norman mailer
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.Edvard Munch
The world's got a nosebleed, it saidAnd we're flooding, but we keep on cutting the trees and the forests!And we keep on paying those freaks on the TVWho claim they will save us, but want to enslave us, andSweating like demons, they scream through our speakersBut we leave the sound on 'cause silence is harder, andNo one's the killer and no one's the martyrThe world that has made us can no longer contain usAnd prophets are silent and rotting away.regina spektor
Whene'er with haggard eyes I viewThis dungeon that I'm rotting in,I think of those companions trueWho studied with me at the U-Niversity of Göttingen.
Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all.thomas mann
A man should not love the moon. An ax should not lose weight in his hand. His garden should smell of rotting apples And grow a fair amount of nettles.czesław miłosz
Cleavage Sister: "What do you feel about erotic art?" Morrissey:"I don't know much about rotting art?" Cleavage Sister: "What about erotic music?" Morrissey:"I know a great deal about rotting music."morrissey
Whene'er with haggard eyes I view This dungeon that I'm rotting in, I think of those companions true Who studied with me at the U- Niversity of Göttingen.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
"Only by discarding a diet based on rotting corpses could men become sane. ."