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

America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.
— Josef Stalin

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.
— collapse quotation by Guillaume Apollinaire