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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.
~ William Wordsworth - [Modern and Modernism]

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A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.
~ Jean Frantois Lyotard - [Modern and Modernism]

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Anyone who lives in this time is concerned with grottiness.
~ Peter Reading - [Modern and Modernism]

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Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
~ Louisa May Alcott - [Modesty]

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For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
~ William Shakespeare - [Modern and Modernism]

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I don't think we can ignore the Modern Movement. But I wouldn't have minded at all if it hadn't happened. I think the world would be a much nicer place.
~ Quinlan Terry - [Modern and Modernism]

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In the society of men the truth resides now less in what things are than in what they are not. Our social realities are so ugly if seen in the light of exiled truth, and beauty is no longer possible if it is not a lie.
~ R. D. Laing - [Modern and Modernism]

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It is a tribute to the peculiar horror of contemporary life that it makes the worst features of earlier times -- the stupefaction of the masses, the obsessed and driven lives of the bourgeoisie -- seem attractive by comparison.
~ Christopher Lasch - [Modern and Modernism]

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It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Modern and Modernism]

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Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
~ Paul De Man - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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