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Sixties Quotes

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If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
that must have been left behind in the Sixties,
that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part,
the social part.
The real part was the spiritual part.
- Jerry Garcia

The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.
- W. Somerset Maugham

 

During the Sixties, the Americans thought I was the
greatest thing in the history of cinema.
- Michael Winner

The Sixties are now considered a historical period,
just like the Roman Empire.
- Dave Barry

By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more
than half a million troops into South Vietnam.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

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As everyone else, I was a fan of Pink Floyd in the sixties.
- Klaus Schulze

We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation,
a ship going to discover the New World.
And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship.
- John Lennon

I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful
Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands.
- Jon Fishman

But, you know, the Stones were my opening act in the Sixties.
I loved those British guys, the way they just stood
there and shook their hair.
- Ronnie Spector

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S.
blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
- David Foster Wallace

The freedom that women were supposed to have found
in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion;
things to make life easier for men,
in fact.
- Julie Burchill

On one level the sixties revolt was an impressive illustration
of Lenin's remark that the capitalist will sell you
the rope to hang him with.
- Ellen Willis

Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project,
when I was trying to find a direction for myself.
That was the early sixties...
maybe 61 or 62.
- Marc Davis

If you can remember anything about the sixties,
you weren't really there.
- Paul Kantner

In the sixties and seventies you could probably name all the great comics.
It was still special.
- Marc Maron

How little those who are school-girls of to-day can
realize what it was to be a school-girl in the fifties
or the early sixties of the last century!
- Mary A. Ward

In the early sixties, we were strong,
we were virulent.
- John Connally

People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties.
They are still being passed around -
the music and the ideas.
- Bob Dylan

The sixties were characterized by a heady belief in instantaneous solutions.
- Audre Lorde

The other day they asked me about mandatory drug testing.
I said I believed in drug testing a long time ago.
All through the sixties I tested everything.
- Bill Lee

When men reach their sixties and retire,
they go to pieces.
Women go right on cooking.
- Gail Sheehy

The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and
seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions.
- Henry A. Kissinger

When community action was put into federal law in the
early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice,
I supported it intellectually.
- Barney Frank

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

My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals,
destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
- Camille Paglia

That attitude toward women as objects may have worked for the late Sixties,
but it doesn't do so now.
- John Schlesinger

I was initially recruited while I was in business school
back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency,
the nation's largest and least understood spy organization;
but ultimately I worked for private corporations.
- John Perkins

Back in those days, in the fifties and sixties,
countries had balance of payment's deficits or surpluses,
those were reflected much more than today in movements
of reserves among countries.
- Robert C. Solomon

Well, I actually grew up in the sixties.
I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice
of time that I was dealt.
Let's remember that the real motivation in the sixties,
and even in the fifties, was the Cold War.
- Ann Druyan

I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year,
if I continued to read great books, eventually I would
write something worthy of publication.
I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties,
but I felt confident that it would happen.
- Augusten Burroughs

I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties.
I knew I was destined for great things.
People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest.
I agree.
Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way -
I hope it never will.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Well I'm a very similar age to Prince Charles.
I'm a year older than him.
I was at university at the same time as him.
I think in the sixties, like all the Royals,
he really had very little impact on my life at all and he seemed,
if anything a lot older in his attitudes.
- Anthony Holden

I'm a child of the sixties, I'm a man of the sixties.
During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams.
We were in Southeast Asia.
Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution.
- Curt Flood

I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a "learning experience."
Then again,
I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a "learning experience."
It makes me feel less stupid.
- P. J. O'Rourke

There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,'
which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties,
we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things
which will last the world for a long,
long time.
- Sonny Rollins

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes,
I had one thousand and sixty.
- Imelda Marcos

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not
for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
- Logan P. Smith

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may
become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
- Mary Wilson Little

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed
inflammation of the sentence structure and definite
hardening of the paragraphs.
- James Thurber

Forty for you, sixty for me.
And equal partners we will be.
- Joan Rivers

In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort,
which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River.
- Daniel Boone

You're suspended sixty feet up in the air,
you've been up there for three hours,
and all the shot requires is that you have to sort
of react to getting punched in the head.
- Alfred Molina

Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead
to confusion and unhappiness.
- James Thurber

It would have been a helluva lot more fun if I had
not hit those sixty-one home runs.
- Roger Maris

It was only about sixty years ago that the expansion
of the universe was first observed.
- Michael Behe

A few of us who are around the sixty mark don't play
that much these days and if you are taking on a couple
of guys in their forties it is very difficult.
- John Newcombe

That's why I made a comeback in 1988.
I knew there were chances of not making it,
but I didn't want to end up at sixty years old and
say I should have tried when I was thirty-eight.
- Guy Lafleur

It was the character of the Packers,
man.
We played for sixty minutes.
We let it all hang out.
There was no tomorrow for us.
We got the adrenaline flowing, and we just let it go,
man.
- Ray Nitschke

It is self-evident that at sixty-five a man has done
all that he is fit to do.
- Anthony Trollope

My parents didn't want to move to Florida,
but they turned sixty and that's the law.
- Jerry Seinfeld

Thus we have at least a national song that unites all Germans,
and is the symbol of our sixty-million nation.
- Friedrich Ebert

At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty,
but I know a great deal more about folly.
- Mason Cooley

Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.
- James Stephens

The secret of long life is double careers.
One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years.
- David Ogilvy

A manager's job is simple.
For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw
up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.
- Earl Weaver

Whether you are sixteen or over sixty,
remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist.
- Helena Rubinstein

I was born old and get younger every day.
At present I am sixty years young.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.
- Shelley Winters

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty,
profession until sixty, at which age I would have him
retired on a double allowance.
- Thomas Moore

At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity,
without being able to render it.
At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it.
- Camille Pissarro

Sixty-four thousand dollars for a question,
I hope they are asking you the meaning of life.
- Paul Scofield

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

The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'.
Sixty years later the slogan became,
'Don't trust anyone over ninety'.
- John McCarthy

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

It's a fantastic review.
Sixty percent of the American reviews are sensational,
20% are mixed, not so good.
- Dino De Laurentiis


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