„We live in the age of idols. The pagan past, never dead, flames again in our mystic hierarchies of stardom.“

As quoted in "Babylon Nights : A David Spandau Novel" (2010) by Daniel Depp
Contexto: Popular culture is the new Babylon, into which so much art and intellect now flow. It is our imperial sex theater, supreme temple of the western eye. We live in the age of idols. The pagan past, never dead, flames again in our mystic hierarchies of stardom.

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For the Gods of the World to see;
On the dooming wall their bodiless hands
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