Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.I'd like to add to this, that fear of death increases in exact proportion to a desire to create.
Then in this Paris Review interview he says the best writing comes from being in love. I was in love once and I couldn't write a thing. I think the best writing comes from break ups. To each their own... What school of thought are you?
This one, however, I adore:
Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.