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Modernity Quotes & Sayings
Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to.
Edgar Z Friedenberg
The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment, failed when it became apparent that the good society cannot be achieved by unaided reason.
Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
A modern man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
It is only the modern that ever becomes old fashioned.
We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
Edmond And Jules De Goncourt
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