A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect.
— E. M. Cioran
All seems infected that the infected spy,As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.
— infection quotation by Alexander Pope
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.
The guy was infected with bird flu because he took a sick chicken, slaughtered it and and then ate it.
Advertisers are the interpreters of our dreams -- Joseph interpreting for Pharaoh. Like the movies, they infect the routine futility of our days with purposeful adventure. Their weapons are our weaknesses: fear, ambition, illness, pride, selfishness, desire, ignorance. And these weapons must be kept as bright as a sword.
All philanthropy... is only a savory fumigation burning at the mouth of a sewer. This incense offering makes the air more endurable to passers-by, but it does not hinder the infection in the sewer from spreading.
A new disease? I know not, new or old, but it may well be called poor mortals plague for, like a pestilence, it does infect the houses of the brain till not a thought, or motion, in the mind, be free from the black poison of suspect.
Museums are just a lot of lies, and the people who make art their business are mostly imposters. We have infected the pictures in museums with all our stupidities, all our mistakes, all our poverty of spirit. We have turned them into petty and ridiculous things.
A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.
Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.
A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate;
he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement -- in a word, with more renunciation than you care for -- and so you flee the contagion.
One thousand one hundred children each day, infected with HIV.
Where do they come from? Less than one comes from the United States; one, on average, comes from Europe; 100 come from Asia and the Pacific; and each day, a thousand babies with HIV in Africa.
In resource-rich countries ... 98 percent of babies are born HIV-negative. Yet, in resource-poor countries, in the absence of tests and treatment, 40 percent of children are infected.
The number-one cause of death in children under five .
.. water-borne diseases? Diarrhea? Malnutrition? No: it's breathing the smoke from indoor cooking fires - acute respiratory infections. Over two million deaths every year.
We can generate immense quantities of data [from dental calculus] that then we can use to begin to reconstruct a detailed picture of the dynamic interplay between diet, infection and immunity, thousands of years ago.
I have a lot of friends who are infected with HIV, and you wanna protect them.
.. To increase the awareness of it and to find a cure for it, the human lives we would save would be a really awesome thing. You just have to involve yourself as much as you can.
Whoever refuses to remember the inhumanity is prone to new risks of infection.
The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete finality of the death sentence.
A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
A lost but happy dream may shed its light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary or sorrowful one; yet of neither may we be able to recover a trace.
The idea of infection began to be taken far more seriously than it ever had before. Hospitals transformed themselves in response to the new plague - sometimes for the better, but often for the worse, as when, in fear, they cast their ulcerated patients out into the streets.
Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection, sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys. That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.
This was during a period when I was producing Brazil '66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.
A lot of the Warp stuff has infected people's minds 'cause they're at the point where they can put tracks out, 'cause electronics are cheaper in America and kids are richer generally.
I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection.
And from my character's point-of-view in Ravenous, he had been collected by Robert Carlyle's character, he had become infected by this ravenous, cannibalistic power, and he was making the best of it.
Great Britain had a much different situation than we do and did here in the United States, in that they had literally thousands of infected animals with human health risks. Their infectivity in this disease happened before very much was known about it.
It's been studied to the point where we know that the impact on humans would be from consuming the most infected parts of the cow; that is, the brain and the spinal cord.
A matter that seems to be very clear in terms of the alternative view, is what do you expect to happen in Africa with regard to immune systems, where people are poor, subject to repeat infections and all of that. Surely you would expect their immune systems to collapse.
We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected.