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Quotation by Cyril Connolly
The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence,—luxury, scepticism, weariness and superstition,—are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
Cyril Connolly (1903–1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 2 (1944, rev. 1951).
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