Drained

Famous quotes containing the word drained:

    The only living works are those which have drained much of the author’s own life into them.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    The television screen, so unlike the movie screen, sharply reduced human beings, revealed them as small, trivial, flat, in two banal dimensions, drained of color. Wasn’t there something reassuring about it!—that human beings were in fact merely images of a kind registered in one another’s eyes and brains, phenomena composed of microscopic flickering dots like atoms. They were atoms—nothing more. A quick switch of the dial and they disappeared and who could lament the loss?
    Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)

    If you wake up dead in the morning, your body drained dry of blood, you’ll be afraid of the dark.
    Guy Endore, and Tod Browning. Chauffeur (Franklyn Ardel)