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20th Quotes

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The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
- William Lyon Phelps

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Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

I don't believe, in the 21st century,
in the balance of power system.
This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Joschka Fischer

 

Solidarity was the best thing which happened in the 20th century.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

At the beginning of the 20th century,
the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music,
which was then considered as the noblest art.
- Brian Eno

Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century.
Of all the men I've studied and written about,
he is the brightest and the best.
- Stephen Ambrose

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Universal literacy was a 20th-century goal.
Before then, reading and writing were skills largely confined to a small,
highly educated class of professional people.
- Hugh Mackay

The task of organized religion is not to prove that
God was in the 1st century,
but that he is in the 20th.
- S. H. Miller

I think Picasso was, without doubt, the greatest portraitist of the 20th century,
if not any other century.
- David Hockney

Everything is becoming science fiction.
From the margins of an almost invisible literature
has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
- J. G. Ballard

We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can:
as 20th-century Americans.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the
20th century because of the vulnerability of social
movements to demagoguery.
- Todd Gitlin

We have a lot of long narrative poems written in the 20th century,
but they're not very well known, and they're not read by very many people.
- Robert Morgan

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
- Julie Andrews

Just as it had taken centuries to determine the true nature of the universe,
so also the search for the beginning of human life
proceeded well into the 20th century.
- Wellington Mara

It appears that the present-day form of African American
English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery,
but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
- William Labov

Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt,
because I left with three classes to go in the business
school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox.
- Tom Selleck

Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth
in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

I progressed through so many different styles of music through my teen years,
both as a player and a vocalist, particularly the jazz
and pop of the early 20th Century.
- Jeff Healey

The 19th century was the age of Individualism;
the 20th and 21st are the ages of Socialism.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest
of the 20th century than any other single factor.
- Clare Boothe Luce

All the 20th we were endeavouring to get into Adventure
Bay but were prevented by variable winds.
- William Bligh

The revival of Islam dates from the early years of the 20th century.
It was brought about by their humiliation,
by their sense of how low they'd fallen compared with the West.
- John Keegan

I think President Clinton was probably the brightest
President of the 20th century.
- Martin Sheen

If the 20th century taught us anything,
it is to be cautious about the work impossible.
- Charles Platt

The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
- Sinclair Lewis

In fact, 37 percent of all United States Nobel Prize
winners in the 20th century have been representatives of the Jewish community.
- Jon Porter

Ragtime was a fanfare for the 20th century.
- Russell Lynes

Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what
it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th
century should read Kaddish.
- Leslie Fiedler

The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs
the power of other literature in the 20th century.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century.
- Ken Follett

I have made my living bearing witness to some of the
most horrific events of the end of our century,
at the end of the 20th century.
- Christiane Amanpour

The Europe we are in the process of building is the
Europe of the 21st century;
it's not the Europe of the 20th century.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Manhattan...
capital of the 20th century, a city that has fascinated
me for more than three decades.
- Jurgen Habermas

Since the turn of the 20th century, members of the
Jewish community in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia have been meeting together to celebrate and worship.
- William L. Jenkins

Vladimir Nabokov said the two great evils of the 20th
century were Marx and Freud.
He was absolutely correct.
- Dean Koontz

More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless
bureaucrats than tyrant dictators.
- Dennis Prager

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed
in an 18th century garden,
it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past,
thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
- Robert Smithson

We find Japan a little more difficult to understand
because it has proven its 20th century prowess though
the ancient traditions still persist.
- Arthur Erickson

Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that
a writer had said what he had to say in his works.
- John Updike

Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period
from September 11th to September 20th,
I was seeing the policy for real, happening,
that we were talking about in the film.
- Timothy Bottoms

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century,
and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

It became a metaphor for the lives of the people in
this film and for the Old West,
for the abandonment that occurred in the early part of the 20th century.
- Dwight Yoakam

Who owns the NY Post? 20th Century Fox.
Talk about vertical integration.
- Joe Pantoliano

Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America.
- Ken Burns

When I left 20th Century-Fox to freelance,
my agent believed that getting big money was the way
to establish real importance in our industry.
- Loretta Young

After World War II society had to settle back for a
moment before it picked up the 20th century.
- Stella Blum

Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism
in the 20th and 21st century,
a relatively recent practice.
The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
- Joe Klein

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the
Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries
from the 13th to the 20th.
- Lance Morrow

We all know that Social Security is one of this country's
greatest success stories in the 20th century.
- Mitch McConnell

The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.
- Stephen Ambrose

We African Americans have now spent the major part
of the 20th Century battling racism.
- Constance Baker Motley

I won't mention the word tired.
This is the 20th century and I can go around a little faster.
- Geri Halliwell

The picture surface recedes just as much in the 20th
century as it did in the 15th.
The techniques of making pictures have hardly changed.
- Howard Hodgkin

The late 20th century sea level rise rate lacks any sign of acceleration.
Satellite altimetry indicates virtually no changes in the last decade.
- Nils-Axel Morner

Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

We are an age without leaders.
We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century.
- Oriana Fallaci

It was wrong to allow Stalin to shape the European
landscape of the 20th century.
It would be even more wrong to let him shape the landscape of the 21st century.
- Larry Summers

The 20th Century was the century of Aviation and the
century of Globalization.
The next century will be the century of Space.
- Wilson Greatbatch

Movies were very important.
The art-form of the 20th century.
- Ray Manzarek

Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important
person in American music.
He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics.
- Ken Burns

The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US.
Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier
in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly.
We must not make this same mistake with China.
- Steve Forbes

I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain
about what the end result would be.
On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world;
being heard everywhere,
and our small island was already producing one of the
popular musical genres of the 20th century.
- Alejo Carpentier

And their pals vote for their stuff when they're not on the panel,
and it just keeps going that way.
And they tend to be very fringe artists,
so anything before the 20th century is not worth considering.
This is out of date.
- Charlton Heston

Throughout the 20th century, the Republican Party benefited
from a non-interventionist foreign policy.
Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War.
Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.
- Ron Paul

The subject must be thought of in terms of the 20th century,
of houses he lives in and places he works,
in terms of the kind of light the windows in these
places let through and by which we see him every day.
- Arnold Newman

We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician
and as sort of an icon for the 20th century.
It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back
100 years to find the source of some new ideas now.
- Anne Dudley

Well Washington DC what are you going to do.
They think the capitol steps are the state of the art in comedy.
You try to drag them into the 20th century let alone
the 21st and they refuse to come with you.
- Harry Shearer

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th,
and he is expected to take command of the ship of state.
Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision,
will harm the national interest.
- Richard V. Allen

Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century,
it turned out that the equations that really work in
describing nature with the most generality and the
greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.
- Edward Witten


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