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Century Quotes

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Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

 

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

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I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

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

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

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

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

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
- John Lothrop Motley

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

Well, well, Henry James is pretty good,
though he is of the nineteenth century,
and that glaringly.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

As for sticking strictly to presently known science,
I will simply point out that we have already experienced
at least two major revolutions in science in this century alone.
- Stanley Schmidt

The international proletariat first appeared on the
scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century,
and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.
- C. L. R. James

I'm supposed to be making comics, so I had to do it the best way I knew how,
which is what those guys at the beginning of the Twentieth Century were doing.
- Art Spiegelman

Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century
needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century.
- John Glenn

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

I feel that I belong to the 19th century.
Some composers' music is very topical.
It almost says, 'This is about what I read in newspapers yesterday.'
Not mine.
- Gordon Getty

My goal in the new administration is to engage all of the stakeholders,
everyone who can help us meet the challenges of the 21st century,
and ensure that we work together.
- Valerie Jarrett

In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians,
both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively
the proposal of evolution.
- Arthur Peacocke

The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety.
- Norman Mailer

In the last century, everybody was singing lower.
- Placido Domingo

This young century will be liberty's century.
- George W. Bush

Green-tech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st Century.
- John Doerr

Every time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board,
on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy,
revenues went up, not down.
- Jack Kemp

Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution,
there is a popular sentiment of support for the old
one that lives on in reality in some quarters.
- Kenzaburo Oe

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago,
your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches
through the decades and inspires us today.
- Mike Ferguson

The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public
debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece.
And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer.
- David Antin

Sometimes you just stumble into something that works,
and here I am a quarter of a century later.
- Pat Sajak

It is more likely that more than a century will pass
before we know the structure of the chemical atoms
as thoroughly as we do our solar system.
- Johannes Stark

You have indeed done much since the new century began
to give shape and substance to the growing,
the insistent desire that war may be banished from the earth.
- Henry Campbell-Bannerman

In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration
began to replace the word idea in the arts.
- Lukas Foss

The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our
century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery,
that of the unborn.
- Pope John Paul II

We may seem competent, but by the end of next century
there will be new deserts,
new ruins.
- Edward Bond

I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids
I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines
that I served with for a quarter of a century.
- Oliver North

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

Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions
of an amazing universe in our possession that kings
in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess.
- Kary Mullis

The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic,
it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations,
and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
- Gertrude Stein

Rather, like the anarchists of the last century,
he didn't care if he was killed or not.
They just wanted to be known.
We found no trace of any conspiracy.
- John Sherman Cooper

Our campaign is powered by college students who are
not about to let the first genocide of the 21st century happen on their watch.
- Ross Martin

Before printing was discovered,
a century was equal to a thousand years.
- Henry David Thoreau

The blues are like the fugue in 18th century.
It's probably the music that belongs most to our time.
- Michael Tippett

I think one of the important things that's happened
in the course of the century is that life expectancy has doubled.
- Ron Chernow

Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of
a human being in the twentieth century.
- Salman Rushdie

Since the end of the nineteenth century,
if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about
their motives and their intentions in going to war.
- Robert Higgs

My forte is playing drunks down the ages.
When my agent rings me about a role,
I don't ask what the part is,
but what century it's in.
- Johnny Vegas

At the turn of the century theatre does not have to be prescriptive.
- Edward Bond

This is the age of insincerity.
The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century,
and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
- Lionel Barrymore

It's hard for me to think of others because I'm not
particularly in sympathy with the music of this century.
- Alan Hovhaness

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

After a century of striving, after a year of debate,
after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise.
It is the law of the land.
- Barack Obama

I'd like to do a story about the medieval ages where
in every scene you'd sort of feel that you were in the 12th century.
That would be great to get that feeling.
- Oliver Stone

We wouldn't think of going to our doctor and saying
'Treat me the way doctors treated people in the 19th Century',
and yet that's what we're demanding in food production.
- Nina Fedoroff

But the eighteenth century, on the whole,
loathed melancholy.
- George Saintsbury

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

Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community,
improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth,
and builds the creative skills that are required of
a 21st century workforce.
- Gavin Newsom

At the dawn of the 19th century, the country was awakening
to its enormous scope and variety.
- David Lavender

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.
I mean in this century's history.
But we all lived in this century.
I didn't live in this century.
- Dan Quayle

As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men,
just as it was also in all later democracies and republics
until the twentieth century.
- Robert A. Dahl

The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations -
great or small -
to have weight,
to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I am a person of the 18th century.
- Cecilia Bartoli

A technical survey that systematize,
digest,
and appraise the mid century state of psychology.
- Stanley Smith Stevens

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

I am very proud of the quality of public education in Nebraska,
but I believe we have an obligation to continually
assess whether our system is meeting 21st Century education needs.
- Dave Heineman


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