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As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.
Chen Ning Yang
The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.
John Maynard Keynes
We use fashion for status and to beautify and there's nothing wrong with that, but when it becomes completely unbalanced, then you're living a decadent life. And when that happens on a global scale, you're living in a decadent world.
Once you've reached the point where you can pay rent, you can go to the vet and you can go to the grocery store, after that point it's all the same. I don't have the appetite for a decadent lifestyle.
Revolution comes when human beings set out to correct decadent institutions.
H. Rap Brown
I don't go to the sale rack. But I wouldn't say I am decadent in my spending. I am careful.
I haven't got purity, and I don't think I ever did. I have always been, even as a child, a very decadent little person.
I love to bake! I have a huge sweet tooth, and I love to make things like zucchini muffins, you know, anything decadent like that. And I stand by the claim that chocolate can be good for you! I love having a good piece of dark chocolate, one that's 70 percent or more cacao.
There's something fabulously decadent about staying in a hotel across the street from where you live.
Los Angeles, I don't like that town. Too decadent, and it's slimy.
To me, the word 'decadent' is so difficult to use; it's a very sensitive word, in a way.
I was raised in a solidly upper-middle class family who had really strong values and excess was not one of the things that my family put up with. And there's something wildy decadent about the young-star lifestyle, and I just don't really see the point.
When I got my success, I became decadent for a while. This was 2003 to 2008. I fell for tiramisu really hard. I've become more moderate since, because African-Americans are prone to diabetes.
Sultan Beyazid considered his father's art collection decadent and ordered it sold at auction.
I grew up in an apartment that would have made a trailer look really decadent and nice. Pretty much the only dependable thing I had was books.
I like to focus on making the music sound simple and true, and very lush and full. I think music should take you to somewhere else where you have the space to contemplate or exercise your imagination. All the while you should be feeling real good, like when you have a delicious and decadent meal, macaroni and cheese or foie gras.
I would say I live half in New York and half in Claridge's. How decadent! How hysterical!
I became the toast of London. A lot of people I met came from these really decadent families where the married men were gay and no one thought anything about it.
The millennial generation in the US is the first that has reduced expectations from those of their parents. And I think there is something decadent and declinist about that.
I can't keep myself from playing roles. The emotionless decadent, looking for diversion from boredom, is a favorite.
If me and my friends are feeling decadent, we go for afternoon tea.
'The Irish Duke' is a sequel to 'The Decadent Duke' about Lady Georgina Gordon who married the Duke of Bedford. 'The Irish Duke' tells the story of their daughter, Lady Louisa, who married James Hamilton, the powerful and wealthy Duke of Abercorn.
I am a communist and a worker, and I have lived in a decadent capitalist society where the workers are slaves.
Lee Harvey Oswald
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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