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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The heart of the security agenda is protecting lives -
and we now know that the number of people who will
die of AIDS in the first decade of the 21st Century
will rival the number that died in all the wars in
all the decades of the 20th century.
- Al Gore

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

Young people and Indian people need to know that we
existed in the 20th Century.
We need to know who our heroes are and to know what
we have done and accomplished in this century other
than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done.
- Russell Means

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

It's always amusing to look at how something early
in the 20th century was written in anthropology and how it's written now.
There's been an enormous shift in how it's done,
but yet you can't put your finger on someone who actually did it.
- Clifford Geertz

I think we will have a boy baby and he will be born on the 20th of August.
Everyone else has a girl baby and at times I don't
believe I should mind having a little Phyllis Dawn
but Dearest wants a boy and I do.
- Dawn Powell

I mean, certainly it's the single biggest event,
I think, in terms of popular entertainment,
or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century.
It's been film.
It's the 20th Century's real art form.
- Sydney Pollack

So the result was that as one approached a political
convention for most of the 19th century and for most
of the 20th century until the 1960's,
part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know
ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week.
- Michael Beschloss

Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century,
and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a
slightly corrupted artform.
They fit this century - they combine Art and business!
- Roger Corman


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