quotations
Search
   HOME | AUTHOR INDEX | SUBJECT INDEX | LINKS | USE OUR QUOTATIONS | CONTRIBUTE QUOTES | FORUM
Quotation of the day
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Daily Quote:
"Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold." (Marston, William Moulton - Want)

rss 2.0

Subscribe
Unsubscribe
Send the Quote of the Day to a friend
Proverb of the Day
Christmas comes but once a year.

Click here to see/listen to the equivalent proverb in:


Browse Quotations about Twentieth Century

 
All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world. - (Vidal, Gore - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
All that Swinging Sixties nonsense, we all thought it was pass? at the time. - (Bailey, David - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
As the end of the century approaches, all our culture is like the culture of flies at the beginning of winter. Having lost their agility, dreamy and demented, they turn slowly about the window in the first icy mists of morning. They give themselves a last wash and brush-up, their oscillated eyes roll, and they fall down the curtains. - (Baudrillard, Jean - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
At no previous period has mankind been faced by a half-century which so paradoxically united violence and progress. Its greater and lesser wars and long series of major assassinations have been strangely combined with the liberation of more societies and individuals than ever before in history, and by the transformation of millions of second-class citizens -- women, workers and the members of subject races -- to a stage at which first-rate achievement is no longer inhibited even if opportunities are not yet complete. - (Brittain, Vera - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man. - (Galbraith, John Kenneth - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part. - (Garcia, Jerry - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of history it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time -- and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened. - (Thompson, Hunter S. - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
I confidently predict the collapse of capitalism and the beginning of history. Something will go wrong in the machinery that converts money into money, the banking system will collapse totally, and we will be left having to barter to stay alive. Those who can dig in their garden will have a better chance than the rest. I'll be all right; I've got a few veg. - (Drabble, Margaret - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
I knew the youthfulness of the sixties: Talitha and Paul Getty lying on a starlit terrace in Marrakesh, beautiful and damned, and a whole generation assembled as if for eternity where the curtain of the past seemed to lift before an extraordinary future. - (Saint-Laurent, Yves - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a learning experience. Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a learning experience. It makes me feel less stupid. - (O'Rourke, P. J. - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash, where they lost several million dollars, a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea. Never as then, amid suicides, hysteria, and groups of fainting people, have I felt the sensation of real death, death without hope, death that is nothing but rottenness, for the spectacle was terrifying but devoid of greatness... I felt something like a divine urge to bombard that whole canyon of shadow, where ambulances collected suicides whose hands were full of rings. - (Lorca, Federico Garcia - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
I wouldn't wish the eighties on anyone, it was the time when all that was rotten bubbled to the surface. If you were not at the receiving end of this mayhem you could be unaware of it. It was possible to live through the decade preoccupied by the mortgage and the pence you saved on your income tax. It was also possible for those of us who saw what was happening to turn our eyes in a different direction; but what, in another decade, had been a trip to the clap clinic was now a trip to the mortuary. - (Jarman, Derek - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
If anything characterizes the cultural life of the seventies in America, it is an insistence on preventing failures of communication. - (Rosen, Richard D. - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
In economics, we borrowed from the Bourbons; in foreign policy, we drew on themes fashioned by the nomad warriors of the Eurasian steppes. In spiritual matters, we emulated the braying intolerance of our archenemies, the Shite fundamentalists. - (Ehrenreich, Barbara - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View
 
Infantilism is possibly the hallmark of our generation. - (Wells, John - Twentieth Century)
Send to friend | View


Quote: 1-15 of 47 Pages: 1 of 4 next 
View all quotes



Copyright © 2006 WorldQuotations.com. All Rights Reserved.