Passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable; not stationary; passing; fleeting; brief; transitory; as, transient pleasure.
Hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape.
Staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders.
Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self. Guru Nanak
Photographers usually want to photograph facts and things. But I'm interested in the nature of the thing itself. A photograph of someone sleeping tells me nothing about their dream state; a photograph of a corpse tells me nothing about the nature of death. My work is about my life as an event, and I find myself to be very temporal, transient. Duane Michals
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name! Walter Savage Landor