Quotes of Eighteenth

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

- David Hare

“ Almost always tradition is nothing but a record and a machine-made imitation of the habits that our ancestors created. The average conservative is a slave to the most incidental and trivial part of his forefathers glory — to the archaic formula which happened to express their genius or the eighteenth-century contrivance by which for a time it was served. ”

- Walter Lippmann

“ When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan's Cathedral. In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms… ”

- Steven Halpern

“ After one of his long-winded harangues I suggested he had probably been vaccinated with a phonograph needle. He responded by saying that I would have been a great success in the movies working for Eighteenth Century-Fox. ”

- Barry Goldwater
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