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It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.

Tags: Experience, History  ✍ Author: Renata Adler

I've been blessed. I grew up and played and worked and created with the Freddie Mercury, the Jimi Hendrix, the Keith Richards, the John Paul Jones of my generation.

Tags: Blessed, Worked  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.

Tags: Known, Past  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.

Tags: Goes, Known  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Tags: Goes, Pay  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

So many people of my generation all grew up with that shock theater package on television of 'Frankenstein,' 'Wolfman,' 'Dracula,' 'Mummy,' all the Universal stuff.

Tags: Stuff, Television  ✍ Author: Rick Baker

Anyone of my generation who tells you he hasn't 'done Brando' is lying.

Tags: Anyone, Done  ✍ Author: James Caan

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?

Tags: State, Valuable  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We don't have a prayer of defeating the Red Threat of our generation without a long boom of almost unprecedented duration.

Tags: Almost, Prayer  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

I've led this empty life for over forty years and now I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery will continue for at least one more generation.

Tags: Life, Misery  ✍ Author: Larry David

I was the Marlon Brando of my generation.

Tags: Brando, Marlon  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation.

Tags: Speaking, Spokesman  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

There's a new television generation coming in every five or 10 years, and the classic stories stand up to being redone.

Tags: Coming, Stand  ✍ Author: Rebecca Eaton

I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class.

Tags: Last, Took  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

This generation of filmmakers is very good. They're seasoned, for some reason.

Tags: Good, Reason  ✍ Author: Dennis Farina

It definitely wasn't like, 'Hey, I'm going to steal that, and nobody's going to know.' The original 'T.R.O.Y.' came out in 1992, and it was like a 20th anniversary kind of thing. All of those intentions were there for it to be resurrecting a classic for a new generation. I tried to honor it.

Tags: Honor, Nobody  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

Television has dried up for my generation, so it's plays and films.

Tags: Films, Television  ✍ Author: Michael Gambon

A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation.

Tags: Period, Revolution  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

You have to have a canon so the next generation can come along and explode it.

Tags: Along, Next  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.

Tags: Fresh, Mediocrity  ✍ Author: Paul Gauguin

I don't need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.

Tags: Accept, Hands  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

My friendships are very important to me.

 ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid
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A generation of children has been betrayed.

Tags: Betrayed, Children  ✍ Author: William Hague

This nation is never finished. It has to be re-created in each generation.

Tags: Finished, Nation  ✍ Author: Lee H. Hamilton

I do feel part of that generation of people who were rather idealistic in the '70s and became disillusioned in the '80s. Not just about social services issues, but the world.

Tags: Rather, Social  ✍ Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

I think the younger generation, the people poised to dominate the workforce, are more socially conscious. They are more demanding in terms of environment and how that environment contributes to their life.

Tags: Conscious, Life  ✍ Author: Helmut Jahn

There is nothing I'm any more passionate than empowering the next generation.

Tags: Next, Passionate  ✍ Author: T. D. Jakes

It's the same thing now. When I go onstage the young people scream and holler as much as the older generation.

Tags: Older, Young  ✍ Author: Etta James

I'm part of that generation that grew up watching TV, and being an actor was all about being on TV or being in films.

Tags: Actor, Films  ✍ Author: Lennie James

Every generation is gonna keep changing, and you just have to embrace the change.

Tags: Change, Keep  ✍ Author: Wyclef Jean

I believe the destiny of your generation - and your nation - is a rendezvous with excellence.

Tags: Destiny, Nation  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.

Tags: Communist, Worth  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

I want to be the bridge to the next generation.

Tags: Bridge, Next  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.

Tags: Economic, Give  ✍ Author: Abdul Kalam

We've unveiled the most comprehensive reform budget people have seen in a generation.

Tags: Budget, Seen  ✍ Author: John Kasich

Appropriation was the language of my generation in many ways. It came out of Duchamp, Warhol, Johns, Lichtenstein.

Tags: Language, Ways  ✍ Author: Carmen Kass

Coming out as a Barbra Streisand fan was way more embarrassing than coming out as a lesbian. To be an artist of my generation willing to be unhip - artists were supposed to be like cowboys.

Tags: Artist, Lesbian  ✍ Author: Carmen Kass

We are enmeshed in a lineage that came from somewhere and is going to make way for the next generation.

Tags: Next, Somewhere  ✍ Author: Leon Kass

I took on the sins of everybody, of a generation, really.

Tags: Everybody, Took  ✍ Author: Christine Keeler

In my parents' generation, rebellion was pop culture. It's not anymore.

Tags: Culture, Parents  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

The British playwright Nina Raine is one of her generation's most promising talents.

Tags: British, Her  ✍ Author: John Lahr

I don't want to live in a bubble, in my craft or in the world...I can't, I would be cheating myself out of my generation and the world we live in.

Tags: Cheating, Craft  ✍ Author: Diane Lane

These companies know that at their current size they're not going to be big enough to have the necessary capital, and they don't have enough spectrum to get to the third generation.

Tags: Big, Enough  ✍ Author: Steve Largent

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.

Tags: Discover, Ship  ✍ Author: John Lennon

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.

Tags: Bear, Burden  ✍ Author: James Madison

We have a complex system of government. You have to teach it to every generation.

Tags: Government, System  ✍ Author: Sandra Day O\'Connor

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

Tags: After, Wiser  ✍ Author: George Orwell

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

Tags: Destroyed, Great  ✍ Author: Camille Paglia

The generation that migrated to the West in the 1970s or 1960s has now lived more in the West than India, and India has changed so much. My parents fall into that category.

Tags: Fall, Parents  ✍ Author: Archie Panjabi

Never will the doctrine of spontaneous generation recover from the mortal blow struck by this simple experiment.

Tags: Experiment, Simple  ✍ Author: Louis Pasteur

I think we're the first generation to successfully integrate American society.

Tags: American, Society  ✍ Author: Ted Rall

Every generation is equidistant from God.

Tags: God  ✍ Author: Leopold Von Ranke

There is a wealth of twentieth century music that is being re-discovered by a generation that hasn't heard it.

Tags: Music, Wealth  ✍ Author: Helen Reddy

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

Tags: Destiny, Rendezvous  ✍ Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

Tags: Destiny, Human  ✍ Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Of course, I'm drawn to a place like Iraq because It's the biggest story of our generation.

Tags: Place, Story  ✍ Author: Steve Sabol

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo. So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.

Tags: Done, Past  ✍ Author: Walter Salles

Every movement that slays its gods creates new ones, of course. I loathe talk of the sixties and seventies being a 'Greatest Generation' of artists, but if we're going to use such idiotic appellations, let this one also be applied to the artists, curators, and gallerists who emerged in the first half of the nineties.

Tags: Greatest, Talk  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.

Tags: Born, Late  ✍ Author: Thomas Sowell

Every generation that comes from this family has to do better than the last.

Tags: Family, Last  ✍ Author: Tinie Tempah

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Tags: Laughs, Old  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation.

Tags: Actually, Television  ✍ Author: Donald Trump

I feel like I'm a product of this generation where everybody listens to charts with diverse music.

Tags: Everybody, Music  ✍ Author: Carrie Underwood

Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.

Tags: Felt, Life  ✍ Author: Luther Vandross

'General Hospital' was so massive in the 80s and that's when people my age or even younger watched that show. A generation grew up on that show, Luke and Laura, I came in on the cusp of that so there's still a lot of 'Frisco.'

Tags: Age, Show  ✍ Author: Jack Wagner

One thing that was passed on from generation to generation in my family, over seven generations in 200 years, was never give up. That's the way we live.

Tags: Family, Give  ✍ Author: Nik Wallenda

It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.

Tags: Call, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Many in Taiwan believe that Hu Jintao is much more sophisticated than his predecessors in understanding Taiwan. He represents a different generation of leaders, more pragmatic, less ideological.

Tags: Leaders, Less  ✍ Author: Steve Yzerman

That generation of Germans, along with volunteers from Denmark, Holland, even England and the Free India division and so on, we Europeans were alert and awake to the danger of Bolshevism.

Tags: Along, Free  ✍ Author: Ernst Zundel

My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation's is Vietnam.

Tags: Munich, Vietnam  ✍ Author: Madeleine Albright

Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times.

Tags: Liberty, Times  ✍ Author: Florence Ellinwood Allen

Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.

Tags: Fresh, Invasion  ✍ Author: Hervey Allen

I'm from a generation of fantastic actresses. It's a big pool of really wonderful actresses, and so many of them we never even get to see on the screen anymore.

Tags: Big, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Karen Allen

I think I'm the most positive guy still going in my generation, and I'm out there to prove that.

Tags: Guy, Positive  ✍ Author: Luther Allison

I believe in my heart that 'Avatar' is going to be the revolutionary sci-fi movie for this generation, in this era.

Tags: Heart, Movie  ✍ Author: Laz Alonso

I am part of a vast generation of people who perpetually live as if they just graduated from college.

Tags: College, Graduated  ✍ Author: Jonathan Ames

Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.

Tags: Rest, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

There's a new generation of entrepreneurs in the Valley who have arrived since 2000, after the dotcom bust. They're completely fearless.

Tags: After, Since  ✍ Author: Marc Andreessen

I was a TV junkie as a kid. I am the Sesame Street generation.

Tags: Kid, Street  ✍ Author: Darren Aronofsky

Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryout venues?

Tags: Books, Lucky  ✍ Author: Margaret Atwood

I have no influence with the rising generation. All my arguments have failed to induce them to set bounds to their wants.

Tags: Influence, Wants  ✍ Author: Benjamin Banneker

Schultz is not a Nazi. I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of goodness in any generation.

Tags: Goodness  ✍ Author: John Banner

I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist.

Tags: May, Opinion  ✍ Author: Pierre Bayle

I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche.

Tags: Mission, Whole  ✍ Author: Beck

As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal.

Tags: Good, Teacher  ✍ Author: Max Beerbohm

Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.

Tags: Addiction, Music  ✍ Author: Allan Bloom

Maybe our generation is more about sex, but it feels like romance is dying out.

Tags: Dying, Sex  ✍ Author: Orlando Bloom

Being spokesman for a generation is the worst job I ever had.

Tags: Job, Worst  ✍ Author: Billy Bragg

This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.

Tags: Cry, Life  ✍ Author: Joseph Brodsky

It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.

Tags: Greatest, Society  ✍ Author: Tom Brokaw

In 2005 we have a once in a generation opportunity to deliver a modern Marshall plan for the developing world.

Tags: Once, Plan  ✍ Author: Gordon Brown

That's maybe the most important thing each generation does, is to break a lot of rules and make up their own way of doing things.

Tags: Maybe, Rules  ✍ Author: Jackson Browne

You can take as much as you can from the generation that has preceded you, but then it's up to you to make something new.

 ✍ Author: Jackson Browne

I've heard though that there is a younger generation of tonal French composers who are reacting with vigour.

Tags: Heard, Though  ✍ Author: Gavin Bryars

This wired generation is kind of cool.

Tags: Cool, Wired  ✍ Author: LeVar Burton

German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice in our generation the lands of German neighbors.

Tags: Neighbors, Twice  ✍ Author: James F. Byrnes

Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.

Tags: Run, Running  ✍ Author: Stokely Carmichael

In this generation, the issue pressing that question on our consciences is the issue of abortion.

Tags: Issue, Question  ✍ Author: Robert Casey

Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before.

Tags: Gone, Stands  ✍ Author: Owen Chamberlain

My generation is under-entertained.

 ✍ Author: Dave Chappelle
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