If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.
Victor Hugo atrophies quote

If a nation's literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.
— Ezra Pound

Children, taught either years beneath their intelligence or miles wide of relevance to it, or both: their intelligence becomes hopelessly bewildered, drawn off its centers, bored, or atrophied.
— James Agee

The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.
— atrophies quotation by Sigmund Freud