Parents shouldn't assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly. Kids don't. We do.
— Maurice Sendak

A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.
G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg collapse quote

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After two world wars, the collapse of fascism, nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war, humanity has entered a new phase of its history.
— Hans Kung

Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony. The sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed. The order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish. Everything would break up in chaos. There would be no seasons, no civilization, no thought, no humanity; even life would give way, and the impotent void would reign everywhere.
— Guillaume Apollinaire

All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end.
— collapse quotation by Tacitus