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Letter "D" » decry
«Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of ''quaint,'' and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.»
Author: Northrop Frye
, take on
«I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right.»
«We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced»
«Cultures contain many cues and inducements to dissuade the individual from approaching ultimate limits, in much the same way that a special warning strip of land around the edge of a baseball field lets a player know that he is about to run into a concrete wall when he is preoccupied with catching the ball. The wider that strip of land and the more sensitive the player is to the changing composition of the ground under his feet as he pursues the ball, the more effective the warning. Romanticizing or lionizing as individualistic those people who disregard social cues and inducements increases the danger of head-on collisions with inherent social limits. Decrying various forms of social disapproval is in effect narrowing the warning strip.»
Author: Thomas Sowell
, ground ball
, run into
, special effects
, The Warning
«Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.»
«For over two thousand years it has been the custom among earnest moralists to decry happiness as something degraded and unworthy»
Author: Bertrand Russell
, Two thousand