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Letter "M" » modernity
«Its origins are ancient but it burgeons with brash modernity, and it lounges upon its delectable shore, halfway between the Israelis and the Syrians, in a posture that no such city, at such a latitude, in such a moment of history, has any reasonable excuse for assuming.»
Author: Jan Morris
«[The] council not only sanctioned reform, it accelerated it. What this meant was that Catholics tried to solve the riddle of religion and modernity overnight.»
«Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.»
Author: Paul de Man
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«The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -- and even, in certain respects, would be -- the most modern of critical movements.»
«Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.»
«It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage: which is, however no objection to marriage but to modernity»