Quotes About Atrophy

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Quotes About Atrophy

The mind can atrophy, like the muscles, if it is not used.
— Mortimer J. Adler —

It is not excess of thought but defect of fertile and generous emotion that marks them out. Their heads are no bigger than the ordinary: it is the atrophy of te chest beneath that makes them seem so.

— C.S. Lewis

'Death of a Salesman' is a brilliant taxonomy of the spiritual atrophy of mid-twentieth-century white America.

— John Lahr

The mind can atrophy, like the muscles, if it is not used.

— Mortimer J. Adler

We have not many wills, but only one
it cannot be continuously compromised without atrophy setting in altogether.

— Arthur Miller

Just because you get to a certain number doesn't mean you have to roll up into a ball and wait for the grim reaper. We were put on this earth to do something! If you stop using your brain, at any age, it is going to stop working. It's like if you stop using your hand, it will atrophy. I think doing nothing is a curse.

— Iris Apfel

My opinion of a good zombie walk is to loll your head as if it's a little too heavy and the muscles have begun to atrophy.

— George A. Romero

Life is a series of diminishments. Each cessation of an activity either from choice or some other variety of infirmity is a death, a putting to final rest. Each loss, of friend or precious enemy, can be equated with the closing off of a room containing blocks of nerves and soon after the closing off the nerves atrophy and that part of oneself, in essence, drops away. The self is lightened, is held on earth by a gram less of mass and will.

— Coleman Dowell

Institutionalized desublimation thus appears to be an aspect of the "conquest of transcendence" achieved by the one-dimensional society. Just as this society tends to reduce, and even absorb opposition (the qualitative difference!) in the realm of politics and higher culture, so it does in the instinctual sphere. The result is the atrophy of the mental organs for grasping the contradictions and the alternatives and, in the one remaining dimension of technological rationality, the Happy Consciousness comes to prevail.

— Herbert Marcuse

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