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Dandyism is the last flicker of heroism in decadent ages.... Dandyism is a setting sun; like the declining star, it is magnificent ...
If you don't understand it, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is because you are too decadent to receive it.
A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect.
Too cheerful a morality is a loose morality; it is appropriate only to decadent peoples and is found only among them.
It would never occur to anyone at Gourmet to take the kind of sleek, witty food photographs I associate with the Life "Great Dinne ...
The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. ...
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 ...
Never be lucid, never state,
If you would be regarded great,
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As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate ...
The soul's a sort of sentimental wife,
That prays and whimpers of the higher life.
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