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Oscar Wilde
“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”
Oscar Wilde

Christopher Fry
“I've never seen a world
So festering with damnation. I have left
Rings of beer on every alehouse table
From the salt sea-coast across half a dozen counties,
But each time I thought I was on the way
To a faintly festive hiccup
The sight of the damned world sobered me up again.”
Christopher Fry

Witold Gombrowicz
“Any artist who respects himself ought to be, and in every sense of the term, an emigre.”
Witold Gombrowicz

“The poet is just like the fabled hunter who naps beside a tree, waiting for hares to break their skulls by running headlong into the tree trunk. After waiting for a long time, the poet discovers that he is the hare.”
Gu Cheng

Emil M. Cioran
“It is enough for me to hear someone talk sincerely about ideals, about the future, about philosophy, to hear him say “we" with a certain inflection of assurance, to hear him invoke "others" and regard himself as their interpreter - for me to consider him my enemy.”
E. M. Cioran

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