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Once music ceases to be ephemeral - always disappearing - and becomes instead material... it leaves the condition of traditional music and enters the condition of painting. It becomes a painting, existing as material in space, not immaterial in time.
Theater is so ephemeral, and I love that.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
What I'm trying to do now in my life - not just with the building, but with everything - is to construct things that will have enduring qualities, and won't just be ephemeral flashes in the pan.
Playwrights have texts, composers have scores, painters and sculptors have the residue of those activities, and dance is traditionally an ephemeral, effervescent, here-today-gone-tomorrow kind of thing.
I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.
People still don't appreciate how ephemeral success is.
So I think I'll say the obvious thing: theater is ephemeral. When a production is done, it's gone forever. You can take pictures of it. You can make a film of it. But it's not the production. It's not the same thing.
Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure.
So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories.
Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.
Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker.
Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.
Yet I've discovered that how I look is not a function of anything as ephemeral as my hair.
I made enough money to buy a house. That's crazy, but fame proved ephemeral.
Moon Unit Zappa
The fashion world is much more ephemeral than the film industry and moves at a faster pace, and it's got even more frenetic since the Nineties; more paparazzi hanging about and it seems to me there are even more fashion magazines.
Richard E. Grant
One of the most ephemeral and important things is atmosphere and tone and it's very hard to put your finger on what creates that.
True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
Acting is ephemeral. You can't hang it on a wall. You can't throw it off. And you can't bring it out of a closet. It's there one night and it's gone the next, at least with stage acting anyhow.
No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.
Mario Vargas Llosa
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