Quotations list about torpor, apathy and deadness captions for Instagram citing Nicolai A. Berdyaev, William Wordsworth and Jean Cocteau drowsiness sayings.
We find the most terrible form of atheism, not in the militant and passionate struggle against the idea of God himself, but in the practical atheism of everyday living, in indifference and torpor. We often encounter these forms of atheism among those who are formally Christians.
— Nicolai A. Berdyaev
A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.
— William Wordsworth torpor quote
Such is the role of poetry. It unveils, in the strict sense of the word. It lays bare, under a light which shakes off torpor, the surprising things which surround us and which our senses record mechanically.
— Jean Cocteau
The first moments of sleep are an image of death; a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the I, under another form, continues the task of existence.
— Gerard De Nerval
Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt.
— torpor quotation by William Cobbett
The first moments of sleep are an image of death;
a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the "I," under another form, continues the task of existence.
It wasn't torpor that kept her - she was often restless to the point of irritability. She simply liked to feel that she was prevented from leaving, that she was needed.