Art imitates Nature in this; not to dare is to dwindle.
— John Updike

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
Emily Dickinson dwindled quote

Believe me when I tell you that thrift of time will repay you in after life, with a usury of profit beyond your most sanguine dreams; and that waste of it will make you dwindle, alike in intellectual and moral stature, beyond your darkest reckoning.
— William Ewart Gladstone

It is hard to imagine that, having downgraded the US, S & P will not follow suit on at least one of the other members of the dwindling club of sovereign AAAs. If this were to materialise and involve a country like France, for example, it could complicate the already fragile efforts by Europe to rescue countries in its periphery.
— Mohamed El-Erian

Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.
— dwindled quotation by Annie Dillard