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Unfortunately, moral beauty in art—like physical beauty in a person—is extremely perishable. It is nowhere so durable as artistic or intellectual beauty. Moral beauty has a tendency to decay very rapidly into sententiousness or untimeliness.
Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. repr. In Against Interpretation (1966). "Camus' Notebooks," (1963).
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