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1950s Quotes

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Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the late 1950s a major topic under discussion was
whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons.
- John Charles Polanyi

And I found both literature and the church very dramatic
presences in the world of the 1950s.
- Thomas Keneally

There's still a 1950s view of cinema,
that there's one audience and they all want to see the same thing.
- Michael Winterbottom

 

New developments in weapon systems during the 1950s
and early 1960s created a situation that was most dangerous,
and even conducive to accidental war.
- Herman Kahn

Yet since the 1950s, little has been done to prepare
for our country's current or future energy needs.
- Cathy McMorris

When I was a little girl in the 1950s,
it would not have been possible for me to say,
I want to be an anchorwoman when I grow up.
- Jessica Savitch

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In the 1950s in Columbia, South Carolina,
it was considered OK for kids to play with weird things.
We could go to the hardware store and buy 100 feet of dynamite fuse.
- Kary Mullis

In the 1950s, I proposed the survivor method of determining
the efficient sizes of enterprises,
and worked on delivered price systems,
vertical integration, and similar topics.
- George Stigler

I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s
when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home,
so educating them was a waste of time.
- Sara Paretsky

I reckon I closed down at least two films companies,
one of which was in Ealing in the mid 1950s.
- Nigel Kneale

When I started in the late 1950s, every film I made -
no matter how low the budget -
got a theatrical release.
Today, less that 20-percent of our films get a theatrical release.
- Roger Corman

I went to watch my father at Silverstone in the early 1950s,
and I've still got the car he was in.
- Nick Mason

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what
grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
- Paul Getty

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
- Al Sharpton

But let's just say, I'm Irish.
I grew up in the 1950s.
Religion had a very tight iron fist.
- Liam Neeson

People who don't like me talk about it as though I'm
trash because I have tattoos.
I find that insane because it's 2008,
not the 1950s.
Tattoos aren't limited to sailors.
It's a form of art I find beautiful.
I love it.
- Megan Fox

In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking
away our comic readership;
with today's exciting,
powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their
effect on the kids' loyalty to the comic book medium all over again.
- Joe Simon

When no other schools in the Southeastern Conference
or the former Southwestern Conference would award them athletic scholarships,
African Americans had been recruited by and playing
for Texas Western since the 1950s.
- Solomon Ortiz

Less than 8 percent of private sector workers belonged to a union in 2004,
and, overall, only 12.5 percent of American workers carry a union card -
down from about one-third of workers in labor's heydays in the 1950s.
- Linda Chavez

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa,
in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was,
biology and anthropology.
I was around 16 years old when I made this particular
choice of academic pursuit.
- Donald Johanson

I can walk about London and see a society that seems
an absolutely revolutionary change from the 1950s,
that seems completely and utterly different,
and then I can pick up on something where you suddenly see that it's not.
- Penelope Lively

When I was a child in the 1940s and early 1950s,
my parents and grandparents spoke of Britain as home,
and New Zealand had this strong sense of identity and
coherence as being part of the commonwealth and a the
identity of its people as being British.
- Michael King

For example, it's only about 20 years ago the people
in that community would have got telephone lines,
and it would be only about in the 1950s that electricity
came to that part of the world.
Television wouldn't have come till 1970.
- John McGahern

Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950,
and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood.
- Gloria Swanson

Between 1910 and 1950 approximately 350 lives of Jesus
were published in the English language alone.
- John Clayton

The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950,
until I came in...
I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the
studio era and the rise of filmmaking.
- Charlton Heston

If wanted to play a sport, I played a sport.
If I wanted to do things that many girls born in 1950 didn't do,
I did it.
- Victoria Principal

I was born in Paris in 1950.
I had a strict upper-class Catholic education but I
never really fitted in the system and revolted against it quite early.
- Francois Gautier

The notion of the single man began in the 1950's.
The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.
- Hugh Hefner

I had a call to the University of Miami where I'd run a revival in 1950.
- Howard Finster

Sugar Ray Robinson was at the top of the boxing world
during the 1950's when it seemed that he would either
win or lose the championship about every three or four months.
- Dick Schaap

From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions
in the 1830's really through the 1950's,
you had conventions that actually did real business.
- Michael Beschloss

We paid off our debts, we learned some,
made friends and returned in 1950 with a larger view of life.
I had, however, no home, no income of any kind and no prospects whatsoever.
- James W. Black

In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15,000.
I bought a 1950 Mercury.
I couldn't drive, but I had it in the parking lot there,
and everybody that could drive would drive the car.
So it was like a community thing.
- Willie Mays

I started radio in 1950 on the Lone Ranger radio program,
a dramatic show that emanated from Detroit when I was
18 years old and just beginning college.
I did that for a couple of years.
- Casey Kasum

I entered the Physics Department in 1950,
receiving a Master's degree in 1953 and a Ph.D.
in 1956.
It is difficult to convey the sense of excitement that
pervaded the Department at that time.
- Jerome Isaac Friedman

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

Just as we could have rode into the sunset,
along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.
- Andy Grove

At sunset we are rattling through the streets of the little town of Cordova.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset.
Both are set with 60 diamond minutes.
No reward is offered.
They are gone forever.
- Horace Mann

For the first time, I lived alone...
in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip.
For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
- Patty Duke

How strange this fear of death is!
We are never frightened at a sunset.
- George MacDonald

We moved leisurely towards Mount Foster,
on the 22nd, and arrived opposite to it a little before sunset.
- Charles Sturt

I'm feeling pretty good right now, but I hope we can
just win the whole thing and I can run off into the sunset and say good-bye.
- David Wells

I remember having to take detours around the Hollywood
sign to avoid having to see this grotesque poster of
myself on Sunset Boulevard.
- Rachel Ward

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman,
I shall feel that I have worked with God.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset,
two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes.
No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
- Horace Mann

A more complex - but only slightly more original -
way to feel out of it is available at the hip and pretentious
nightclubs and bars along the Sunset Strip.
- Merrill Markoe

I believe in evolution.
But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset,
that the hand of God is there also.
- John McCain

Hell, I'm an old man.
I'm 70 years old.
I'm supposed to be sitting on a rocking chair watching the sunset.
- M. Emmet Walsh

The true purpose of education is to teach a man to
carry himself triumphant to the sunset.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly,
and do every day what should be done,
and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.
- Elbert Hubbard

Our American heritage is greater than any one of us.
It can express itself in very homely truths;
in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies.
- Bruce Catton

Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and
note how the sky looks at those times,
at least once.
- Marilyn vos Savant

For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm.
Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

Towards sunset we had cleared down to the level of the 12th step,
which was sufficient to expose a large part of the
upper portion of a plastered and sealed doorway.
- Howard Carter

It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset;
and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some
extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.
- Francis Parkman

The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset
Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.
- Gloria Swanson

The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies.
- William Faulkner

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
- Claude Debussy

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet;
a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
- Ann Landers

Every Friday I used to have about fifty,
sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard
and I'd take them all to dinner.
All runaways.
- Al Lewis

If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene,
it adds 10 million to the box office.
- George Lucas

Instead of sailing off into the sunset,
he hopes to sail into the next century.
- Dave Anderson

I had hoped to let the one-half cent sales tax sunset this year,
but we do not believe revenues will grow as fast as
we hoped for the rest of the year.
- Michael F. Easley

There's an element of tongue-in-cheek in every one of our songs.
Walking off into the sunset, holding hands,
and being married forever was not exactly a brand new idea.
- Peter Noone


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