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The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

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Cyril Connolly (10 September 1903 - 26 November 1974) was an English man of letters.

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