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Century Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first thing I did was a print ad for Century Plaza.
I was five.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

If you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,'
there are moments in there that you'll never,
ever forget...
And it does not matter what century you are from.
- Kevin Costner

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

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

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

I think that we need to get along together if we want
to survive in the twenty-first century.
- Sarah Polley

As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century,
you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses
made up of party members in Congress.
- Michael Beschloss

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 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

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
- Henry Ward Beecher

As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been
an outstanding issue for more than half a century.
- Li Peng

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

There are people who possess not so much genius as
a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century,
or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

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

When President Jiang Zemin visited India in 1996,
the two sides decided that they would jointly build
a constructive partnership of cooperation oriented
towards the 21st century.
- Li Peng

The theories of the major philosophers of the 18th
century secular enlightenment were biblical and theological in spite of themselves.
- M. H. Abrams

The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time.
- John Fowles

As we look ahead into the next century,
leaders will be those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

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

The five warmest years over the last century occurred in the last eight years.
- James Hansen

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

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

American education has been littered with failed fads
and foolish ideas for the past century.
- Diane Ravitch

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

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

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue
to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent
protest and change nearly half a century later.
- Bob Filner

I am convinced that the modular structure of the Mir
will be the main trend in manned orbital stations development in the next century.
- Valentina Tereshkova

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

Students today are a pretty solemn lot.
One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth
century has been to make the young old before their time.
- Robertson Davies

The craft of painting has virtually disappeared.
There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it.
For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.
- Balthus

Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting
for this moment for a third of a century.
- Michael Kinsley

Reality in our century is not something to be faced.
- Graham Greene

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

Many traditional religions foster attitudes that ought
to have disappeared as biological understanding accumulated over the last century.
- George C. Williams

The new century has brought on its own terrible dangers,
which although not reaching the apocalyptic potential of the Cold War,
still have the capacity to shake our world.
- Adam Schiff

My music is all about an idealistic human personality.
I have 19th-century ideals.
- Gordon Getty

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing
us since the turn of the last century.
- Gabriel Lippmann

That's really the challenge of this century,
to develop spokespeople.
- Jim Fowler

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

Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century,
only George McGovern truly understood what a monument
America could be to the human race.
- Hunter S. Thompson

The most exciting thing in the twentieth century is science.
- John Charles Polanyi

Borne out of this, starting around the 17th Century was the Baroque era.
It is my view that it is one of the architectural peak
periods in western civilisation.
- Harry Seidler

I used to have a great love for Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy,
the big boys of the last century.
- Norman MacCaig

We'd love to do Pirates for the 21st century.
People have also asked about Colonization,
and a few others.
- Sid Meier

Live with your century; but do not be its creature.
- Friedrich Schiller

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

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion
that has carried all before it,
and given a family character, as it were,
to the century.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

We are coming out of a century that was taught that
one way of looking at the world,
that one form of behavior, is as valid as another.
The idea of true evil has been blown away.
- Dean Koontz

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

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

Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof
would not be invented for a hundred years.
So even if I was on the right track,
I could be living in the wrong century.
- Andrew Wiles

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

Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to
see the end of this century without the world being
a totally different place,
and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average.
- James Lovelock

The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth.
And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky
has centered around one crop:
tobacco.
- Jim Bunning

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

Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the twentieth century.
- Rush Limbaugh


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