Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.
I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.
To say good-bye is to deny separation; it is to say Today we play at going our own ways, but we'll see each other tomorrow. Men invented farewells because they somehow knew themselves to be immortal, even while seeing themselves as contingent and ephemeral.
What would I do without the absurd and the ephemeral?
Extract the eternal from the ephemeral.
Only the ephemeral is of lasting value.
No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.
All is Ephemeral, fame and the famous as well.
True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
As for theatre, there's ups and downs to everything. Theatre is ephemeral. But that is part of its charm because you can always say the production was better than it was.
So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories.
Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.
I am a weak, ephemeral creature made of mud and dream. But I feel all the powers of the universe whirling within me.
Everything is ephemeral, both that which remembers and that which is remembered.
We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused -- in place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible.
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality....The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of the Western world known as the American mind. We wallow in nostalgia but manage to get it all wrong. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories... but American-style nostalgia is about as ephemeral as copyrighted d?j? vu.
Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair.
I am not interested in the ephemeral - such subjects as the adulteries of dentists. I am interested in those things that repeat and repeat and repeat in the lives of the millions.
Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.
Yet I've discovered that how I look is not a function of anything as ephemeral as my hair
I made enough money to buy a house. That's crazy, but fame proved ephemeral.
Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker.
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