The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
— Salman Rushdie

Manhood is melted into courtesies, valor into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones, too.
William Shakespeare melted quote

And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword,Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord!
— Lord Byron

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
— Godfried Danneels

Upscale people are fixated with food simply because they are now able to eat so much of it without getting fat, and the reason they don't get fat is that they maintain a profligate level of calorie expenditure. The very same people whose evenings begin with melted goats cheese... get up at dawn to run, break for a mid-morning aerobics class, and watch the evening news while racing on a stationary bicycle.
— melted quotation by Barbara Ehrenreich