Quotes of Century

“ Great twentieth century: sputnik century: what an angst is in you, what wide perplexity! You are a good century and a century of the pit, cannibal century to the ideas you beget, century of the angry young men's target. ”

- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

“ The century which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man. ”

- Henry Wallace

“ Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century from repeating itself in the 21st century. ”

- Elie Wiesel

“ Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries. ”

- George W. Truett

“ If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead. ”

- Erich Fromm

“ It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century and from generation to generation may not be entirely false. ”

- Pierre Bayle

“ Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon. ”

- John Berger

“ The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry. ”

- David Hare

“ 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

“ Opera is an 18th- and 19th-century art that must find a 20th-century audience. ”

- Goeran Gentele

“ This century is going to be a very dangerous century. ”

- Duncan Hunter

“ Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism. ”

- Benito Mussolini

“ I'm really convinced that our descendants a century or two from now will look back at us with the same pity that we have toward the people in the field of science two centuries ago. ”

- John Templeton

“ At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope that it can be done, then they see that it can be done - then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago. ”

- Francis Hodgson Burnett

“ Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It's another part of the twentieth-century mind. It's the world seen from inside. We've come to a certain point in the history of film. If a thing can be filmed, the film is implied in the thing itself. This is where we are… ”

- Don Delillo

“ We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century - for several centuries. ”

- H. G. Wells

“ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”

- Alvin Toffler

“ The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Can women imagine anything finer than to experience centuries and millennia with the beloved husband in a cozy home in reverent attention to the inner workings of creative motherhood? ”

- Curt Rosten

“ That orgy of wishful thinking that has passed for logic in the present century. ”

- F.W. Lawvere

“ The human race may well become extinct before the end of the century. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization. ”

- Mikhail Gorbachev

“ For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. ”

- Mark Twain

“ History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity. ”

- James A. Forude

“ Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. ”

- Dame Edna Everage
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