Decadent

Famous quotes containing the word decadent:

    A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect.
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911)

    Too cheerful a morality is a loose morality; it is appropriate only to decadent peoples and is found only among them.
    Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)

    You don’t want to be an animal, you want to observe your own animal functions, so as to get a mental thrill out of them. It is all purely secondary—and more decadent than the most hide-bound intellectualism.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)