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John G. D. Clark Quotes and Sayings

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As contemporary history reminds us we are human to
the extent that we are able to chose between alternatives.
- John G. D. Clark

If we turn to palaeontology to tell us about our biological
evolution it is to prehistory that we look for evidence
of the evolution of specifically human patterns of behaviour.
- John G. D. Clark

Now the master paid a number of visits to England and,
as a Cambridge man, it is a source of pride that he
taught there for a longer period than elsewhere in my country.
- John G. D. Clark

To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an
illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great
citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much
to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought
is indeed a most signal honour.
- John G. D. Clark

 

One aspect of this is the way we have come during recent
centuries to appreciate that the world and indeed the
very universe in which we live have evolved over immense periods of time.
- John G. D. Clark

One way or another, we all have to find
what best fosters the flowering of our humanity
in this contemporary life,
and dedicate ourselves to that.
- Joseph Campbell

The engine of ancient society was religion but the
engine of contemporary society,
as I see it, is advertising.
- Kit Williams

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Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient
world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S.
- David Rockefeller

This might be one way to start talking about differences
between the early postmodern writers of the fifties
and sixties and their contemporary descendants.
- David Foster Wallace

Ever since my youth it has disturbed me that of the
literary works that survived their own epoch,
so many dealt with historical rather than contemporary subjects.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

I don't worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago.
Human beings are all alike.
- Genevieve Bujold

A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles,
from the most primitive literary expressions up to
the most refined products of the baroque.
- Juan Goytisolo

Obviously I always wanted to do a contemporary piece.
- Orlando Bloom

After closely examining my conscience,
I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended
the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as
in the contemporary ones.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

But I don't think that poetry is a good,
to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events.
- Diane Wakoski

The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism
is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
- Christopher Lasch

Even the contemporary horror authors who have seriously
influenced me are a disparate bunch.
- George Stephen

We are concerned with the relationship between art and life.
Contemporary art is only intelligible in terms of its
relationship to our life.
- David Elliott

I never paid attention to what was contemporary or what was commercial,
it didn't mean anything to me.
- Van Morrison

If I take a less defensive tone, I'd admit that I couldn't
write today a very jazzy,
contemporary look at America as I did in 1979 in States of Desire.
- Edmund White

I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks
on an island off the coast of Zanzibar.
I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.
- Francesca Annis

Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra,
eliminates the very source of architectural expression.
- Arthur Erickson

The whole rise of new adult contemporary music and
smooth jazz was a nice surprise.
- Kenny G

I like to do theater and hopefully be effective.
Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation,
can't do it.
They don't have the chops.
- Jeffrey Wright

I think we'll still be a family restaurant,
we'll be contemporary, we'll be lifestyle,
we won't be old, we won't be 60 years old in the view of the consumer.
- Jim Cantalupo

I listen to both oldies and contemporary stations.
I enjoy listening to current stuff because there's
an energy to it that's inspiring.
- Carole King

A church of dialogue in the contemporary world...
a church, taking on the mission of Jesus,
which is in the world not to judge humanity,
but to love it and to save it.
- Claudio Hummes

Marks of Identity is, among other things,
the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary
intellectual with respect to his own country.
- Juan Goytisolo

Well, I think there are artists who are more or less
contemporary with Hopper who are more relevant.
- Donald Judd

The work that lasts over time is the work which still
speaks to us when all contemporary interest in that work is extinct.
- Jeanette Winterson

These wealthy people were very interested in contemporary music.
They wanted to help diffuse it and get it to be known to other people.
- Elliott Carter

Contemplation of life after retirement and life after
death can help you deal with contemporary challenges.
- Russell M. Nelson

Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility
for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders,
that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
- W. H. Auden

Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish
practice and the Jewish community.
- Anita Diament

Instead of kids just hearing about beads and baskets and fringe,
and about what 'was' and 'were,' we present Native
American culture as a living contemporary culture.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know,
and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization
founded on the spirituality of work.
- Simone Weil

Mother's interest in contemporary American artists
emerged during the 1920s.
- David Rockefeller

I'm not doing contemporary songs unless something comes
along that really knocks my socks off.
- Frankie Valli

The contemporary thing in art and literature is the
thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people
of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.
- Gertrude Stein

No philosopher understands his predecessors until he
has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.
- Peter Frederick Strawson

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
- Abbie Hoffman

If privacy ends where hypocrisy begins,
Kitty Kelley's steamy expose is a contribution to contemporary history.
- Eleanor Clift

Unfortunately, the Church's position on most contemporary
issues makes it hard to take them seriously.
- Andres Serrano

Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema,
the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented
only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.
- Andrzej Wajda

Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer,
in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical
and geographical extensions of culture to which I have referred.
- George Crumb

But these days, I get a lot more attention and airplay
from the Adult Contemporary and country radio stations,
and I feel comfortable saying I'm a part of that.
- Juice Newton

Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor
that I find irresistible,
as a contemporary poet.
- Robert Morgan

If the individual is to be happy in the contemporary order,
he must be open-minded with respect to new values and new arrangements.
- Thomas Cochrane

I can inhabit any character in a way that is difficult
to do successfully in a contemporary novel.
- Rose Tremain

A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary
readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for
one reader in a hundred years' time.
- Arthur Koestler

The most striking development of the great depression
of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary
society among large sections of the American people.
- C. L. R. James

We need it to capture the energy of contemporary life.
- John Eaton

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery,
which is worth nothing.
- Jorge Luis Borges

An obituary should be an exercise in contemporary history,
not a funeral oration.
- Peter Utley

The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal.
- Nick Lowe

I made records in the past that are as traditional
as any other country records that have been made,
but at the same time the records have a contemporary slant on it too.
- Vince Gill

In this tour around the world I was not interested
in contemporary buildings because I had seen contemporary
buildings actually until they came out of my ears in a sense.
- Minoru Yamasaki

I've never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater,
or the contemporary theater, or musical theater,
or the thing that we call opera.
- Trevor Nunn

I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary,
pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends.
- Walter Becker

Against the dark background of this contemporary civilization of well-being,
even the arts tend to mingle, to lose their identity.
- Eugenio Montale

Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism
is an ideology of denial.
Its symbol is a smile button.
- Christopher Lasch

One cannot set out to make a work that's spiritual.
What is a contemporary iconography for the spiritual? Is it some fuzzy space?
- Anish Kapoor

The '90s are really the 'Sex and the City' woman,
and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman
is the 'Lipstick Jungle' woman.
- Candace Bushnell

Works of art produced in the contemporary world are
a further expression of that.
But I don't think there is an active,
ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist.
- Leonard Baskin

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated
in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
- Spiro T. Agnew

Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No.
- Amy Grant

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually
shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time,
anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old.
- Rowan Williams

The cynical part of the answer is that I expect to
see a good deal more space opera,
set far enough in the future as to be disconnected
from contemporary issues.
- John M. Ford

Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.
- Maxim Gorky

We have created indoor installations inside museums,
like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968,
and not monumental at all by any standards.
- Christo


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