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Contemporary Quotes

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

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

It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending.
- Bill Paxton

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My place in Chicago is a 105 year old house,
but I really like contemporary spaces too,
so it's refreshing and fun to be in a space where you
can do contemporary things.
- Ted Allen

But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work
in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
- Brian De Palma

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

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

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

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it.
Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student,
centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
- Walter Scott

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

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

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 should be the natural home for younger voters.
But today we're not.
Because too often we sound like people who just don't
like contemporary Britain.
- Francis Maude

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

However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing
itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting
and a novel with a contemporary setting,
as far as I'm concerned.
- Helen Dunmore

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

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art,
but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to
me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
- Edward Hopper

One of the great currents in the contemporary experience
of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author.
- Anish Kapoor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a classical music lover - not necessarily the contemporary stuff,
but the old stuff.
- Eberhard Weber

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

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

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

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

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

You know, I listen to contemporary music all the time.
- Brian De Palma

The Cold War in Africa is one of the darkest,
most disgraceful pages in contemporary history,
and everybody ought to be ashamed.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

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

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

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

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

I was listening to the first record the other day,
and it sounds remarkably contemporary.
- Chris Bailey

Contemporary literature in the West has shown some signs of ethical change.
- Lafcadio Hearn

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

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

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

Contemporary thinkers would say that man is continuously transcending himself.
- Gabriel Marcel

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

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

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

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

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

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

I never do releases to try and make or break some contemporary band.
- Thurston Moore

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

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

Contemporary Britain seems an endlessly fascinating place to me -
but if I knew a little bit more about other places,
and other times, maybe it wouldn't.
- Jonathan Coe

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 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

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

We may play in a contemporary rock vein,
use standard bebop themes, and many other things besides.
- Chuck Mangione


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