The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
Jean De La Bruyere declines quote

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned?
— Christiane Amanpour

The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.
— Luis Bunuel