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Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.


Camille Paglia


#arts #been #birth #dance #decline

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.


Muriel Spark


#days #decline #first #immortality #life

We're still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That's the old metaphor: You're born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude.


Jane Fonda


#arch #born #decline #into #living

Young, middle-aged, elderly, old, dead: this was how life conjugated. (No, life was a noun, so this is how life declined. Yes, that was better in any case, life declined.


Julian Barnes


#age

I have the not altogether unsatisfying impression that civilisation is collapsing around me. Is it my age, I wonder, or the age we live in? I am not sure. Civilisations do collapse, after all, but on the other hand people grow old with rather greater frequency.


Theodore Dalrymple


#civilization #decline #age

The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play.


Oswald Spengler


#journalist

Since the decline of record companies and music sales, I've always played live.


Adam Ant


#companies #decline #i #live #music

I cannot resign myself to the decline of Europe, and of France.


Jacques Delors


#decline #europe #france #i #myself

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.


Aristotle


#degenerate #democracies #into #republics

The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall, a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.


Hans Urs von Balthasar


#been #decline #fall #finite #first






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