For the word decay, I think of the bad side, the negative emotions,
the negative social environments, and the uncertainty of life and
future.This is my abstract understanding of decay. The overall
atmosphere and feeling presented here is hopelessness, darkness.
This is exactly what decay means. From prosperity to desolation,
from hope to ruin.
It give us reason to find hope in this despair and give hope to
those who are suffering. Being towards death can make life feel
better, feel good.
"All things that have form eventually decay."
“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay.
And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must
show the world as changeable. And help to change it.”
"Life is one long decay, no.There's a lot of beauty in it. Like
the patina in an old city."
“Today, we are on a path of decay. We are seeing
the book close on five decades of accomplishment
as the leader in human space exploration.“
"The contrast between the beautiful, broad, unalloyed peace of Nature
calm, passive, silent, unfathomable,and our own everyday worries paltry,
sorrow laden, strife tormented, puts me beside myself as I keep staring at
the hazy, distant, blue line of trees which fringe the fields across the river."
I felt a strange delight in causing my
decay.One of the most striking signs
of the decay of art is when we see its
separate forms jumbled together.
"I felt a strange delight in causing my decay. One of
the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we
see its separate forms jumbled together."
”It's art that pushes against psychological and social expectations, that tries to transform
decay into something generative, that is replicative in a baroque way, that isn't about
progress, and wants to as Walt Whitman put it 'contain multitudes.'“
“I'll decay waiting for someone to decipher my heart.”
“By assembling in our mind all the consequential facts
we have lived through and by reviewing, appraising or
sometimes idealizing the numerous key points of the past,
authenticity may gradually mutate and actuality decay at
last. At that point in time we are to experience a maimed
“Lice consume grass, rust consumes iron, and lying the soul!”
"Decay is quiet but ghastly, explosion is dramatic and dreadful.
There's not much to choose between the two of them in reality, and
most of our lives have sufficient of both."
”All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed
the forces of satire.“
—Theodor W. Adorno
“Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay.”
”Turmoil. In a decayed hut, the spirit of putrescence flutters with black wings. Crippled birches in the
DON'T GIVE UP HOPE
"I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich
an expression of life as growth."