Quotation Explorer - 'Descent'

To understand Darwin's work, you have to distinguish between his theory of descent and his theory of natural selection. THe full name of the first is the theory of descent with modification. Some call it the fact of evolution, and some call it the doctrine of evolution. - Lee Spetner
The descent to Hades is the same from every place. - Anaxagoras
Between the desire And the spasm Between the potency And the existence Between the essence And the descent Falls the Shadow - T. S. Eliot
The descent to barbarism had begun with Rotterdam. It ended with Dresden and then with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Whatever moral differences had existed when the war began were erased by its end. The victors had been morally conquered by the enemy. - David McReynolds
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared. - Arthur Erickson
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
GENEALOGY, n. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own. - Ambrose Bierce
The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labor lies. - Virgil
In general, watching children's television is a dark and surreal descent into madness where the characters on the screen talk directly to you.
Story should be a descent -- the feeling that there is an intense gravity to the narrative that draws you down, down, down. - Chuck Wendig
Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. - Franz Kafka
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