Descent Related Quotes



Death was not to be a leap: it was to be a long descent under thickening shadows.

George Eliot


As the interned American citizens of Japanese descent learned, the Bill of Rights provided them with little protection when it was needed.

Glenn Reynolds


If the Savior had come back to earth at the beginning of the fifth century A.D., I doubt whether he would have recognized the Christian Church as the one that claimed descent from that which he had established, so far had it gone astray.

Milton R. Hunter


“There is no comparing the brutality and cynicism of today's pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.”

Charles Krauthammer


But I lie. I embellish. My words are not deep enough. They disguise, they conceal. I will not rest until I have told of my descent into a sensuality which was as dark, as magnificent, as wild, as my moments of mystic creation have been dazzling, ecstatic, exalted."

Anais Nin


Milton says, that the lyric poet may drink wine and live generously, but the epic poet, he who shall sing of the gods, and their descent unto men, must drink water out of a wooden bowl. For poetry is not "Devil's wine," but God's wine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


All people of African descent, whether they live in North or South America, the Caribbean, or in any part of the world are Africans and belong to the African nation.

Kwame Nkrumah


“While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.”

Mark Twain


I believe the evidence strongly supports common descent. But the root question remains unanswered: What has caused complex systems to form?

Michael Behe


Whereas the health of an individual depends on the ego's regular descent and return to and from the unconscious, a society's longevity depends on actual people journeying into the unknown and returning with ideas.

Dan Harmon