Generation Quotes

The millennial generation wants to express every feeling to feel like you’re connected to it, and there’s something very dark about tragedy that people are drawn to.

— Alia Shawkat

I’ve always felt that there’s a Catskills comic who lives in my head and is constantly trying to get out. There’s all these jokes that have been passed down from Jewish generation to Jewish generation, which I love but which I’ve always made fun of.

— Andy Kindler

I grew up in a physical world, and I speak English. The next generation is growing up in a digital world, and they speak social.

— Angela Ahrendts

The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation. The work of freedom is never done.

— Anthony Kennedy

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.

— Anthony Kennedy

When I was younger, I’d buy a vinyl album, take it home and live with it, and I think that attachment’s largely gone for the file-sharing generation.

— Anton Corbijn

We will admit that, out of the mud or sand which is found on the seashore or the beds of our rivers, at low water, shellfish or testaceous animals come forth, but it does not from thence by any means follow that they are produced without any regular course of generation.

— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

For my part, I hold it equally impossible for a small shellfish to be produced without generation as for a whale to have its origin from the mud.

— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

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.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Sometimes, a remix is good because it reaches a whole new generation. But when it gets too much, it’s irritating. Also, the original composer needs to be credited properly.

— A. R. Rahman

I wouldn’t say they’re neglected, but everybody is going to grow old and we should be looking after the older generation more than we do at the moment.

— Alan Hansen

Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself.

— Albert Camus

It’s like this – these five members have been influenced of course by other groups, because that’s where this generation’s groups came from – an environment like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and The Who. People like that.

— Alice Cooper

I’m focused on the next generation, because I think it’s very hard to break the habit of adults who’ve got salt and sugar addictions and just ways of being in this world. It’s very hard even for the most enlightened people at famous universities that are very wealthy to spend the money that it takes to feed the students something delicious.

— Alice Waters

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.

— Allen Ginsberg

We’ll continue to see more and more brands integrate social causes, charitable components and environmental issues as underlying themes to their campaigns and messaging. Humans connect with humans after all, and brands are using this as a point of connection to engage with their audience, especially charity-minded Generation Y.

— Amy Jo Martin

I’m sorry, but in my generation and where I came from, only sailors got tattoos. Not ladies.

— Andie MacDowell

I think all those actors from that generation, like Bogart – they were wonderful actors. They didn’t act. They just came on and they did it, and the characters were wonderful.

— Anthony Hopkins

My generation, we came along, we had to really know our craft.

— Aretha Franklin

I have to hold a meeting with the rising generation every evening, and that takes time. Henry can say, ‘Twinkle, twinkle,’ all himself, and Edward can repeat it after his father! Giants of genius! Paragons of erudition!

— Adoniram Judson

I grew up in this industry. I’m a third generation actor, and I believe strongly that life and career are two different things. Career is inside my life. I’m also a photographer, a pianist, and lots of different things, so my life consists of so many different elements that there are moments when I have to step away and be me.

— Alaina Huffman

Interest groups are not the same as individuals. Through false nostalgia for the New Deal, you are taking the younger generation hostage. They are the ones who are going to have to pay far greater taxes. They are the future’s forgotten men.

— Amity Shlaes

I’d love to be the political voice of my generation, but that’s not my gift.

— Anita Baker

Historically, in my generation, all of my heroes and heroines have had issues and problems. We all do.

— Anita Baker

I’ve always said, since I got to know him and wrote about him, that he’s the generation he least appeals to is his own and I think in many ways he was born middle-aged and that’s become apparent in recent years.

— Anthony Holden

A lot of Latinos are like me: third generation, English speaking.

— Al Madrigal

If you allow yourself to be closed, especially to a younger generation, then that’s death. That’s instant death.

— Ali Shaheed Muhammad

The way I was parented did affect my parenting – probably in the reverse. My dad was pretty strict, and the next generation probably wants to be less strict.

— Alan Thicke

I think eventually I want to become a teacher, like my father wanted to be, and hopefully positively influence the next generation.

— Ann Curry

I’m sure there were plenty of loving, attentive mothers in the ‘me generation,’ but none of them lived at my house.

— Ariel Gore

One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam.

— Akhmad Kadyrov

Today’s younger generation is no worse than my own. We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are, but nobody listened to us.

— Al Capp

It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.

— Alexander Herzen

Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit.

— Anthony Braxton

My father was among the first of his generation to look into writers who’ve become part of the American lit. canon. When he wrote his master’s thesis on William Faulkner in the Forties, he couldn’t find anybody on the faculty at Columbia University to oversee it because they didn’t read Faulkner.

— Antonya Nelson

In our generation, everybody told us that it’s really important and it’s nice to be able to speak a lot of languages. It’s an art, too. It really impresses me, people who speak, like, seven languages. I admire them so much, so I began with English, and then Spanish and maybe Portuguese.

— Adele Exarchopoulos

The younger generation has embraced Twitter and Facebook massively, and they spend most of their time on there. So if I want to reach new fans or keep in touch with my current, I try to use Twitter and Facebook as much as possible.

— Armin van Buuren

We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance.

— Arthur Capper

Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense.

— Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources – and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future.

— Alberto Moravia

The modern individual is committed to being successful, not to being a person. He belongs rightly to the ‘action generation’ whose motto is ‘do more but feel less.’

— Alexander Lowen

I think that writing texts, publishing texts, selling texts in a physical book store is one of the important tools for breeding this new generation.

— Alexander Mamut

You know, I’m part of that first MTV generation.

— Alexandra Patsavas

Even when they are saturated in the sense of the older theory of valence, the elementary atoms still possess sufficient chemical affinity to bind other seemingly also saturated atoms and groups of atoms, under generation of clearly defined atomic bonds.

— Alfred Werner

I give talks to theater arts departments, and I don’t know what I’ll say. I don’t plan a thing. It’s just the energy of these young people. They’re the next generation, and what they have is very representative of how I felt when I was 19 or 20 or so. I’m really happy to be with them.

— Anthony Zerbe

We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer – our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation.

— Barack Obama

Limbaugh can rightly be said to be the greatest populist expositor of conservatism in America since Reagan, and the link between the Reagan generation and the so-called Rush Babies.

— Ben Shapiro

The number of people my age, younger now, a whole generation younger, who are fiercely bright, over-educated, under-employed and who are politicised and purposeless really upsets me. It’s soul-destroying.

— Benedict Cumberbatch

Countries which receive aid do graduate. Within a generation, Korea went from being a big recipient to being a big aid donor. China used to get quite a bit of aid now it’s aid-neutral.

— Bill Gates

In the old generation, if one kid bought a PlayStation 2 and the other kid bought an Xbox, at his house you played PlayStation, at your house you played Xbox. Now that it’s online, all those early buyers who… you want to play with, they’ve got their reputation online of who they are and how good they are at these games.

— Bill Gates

I look at other members of my generation who have basically done one thing, and one thing well, and have been handsomely rewarded for it.

— Billy Corgan

I was part of a generation that changed the world, and it was taken over by posers.

— Billy Corgan

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

— Billy Graham

Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word.

— Billy Graham

I was raised in a time where children were still seen and not heard basically, so I think a lot of us in my generation went the other way and just tried to be as much more liberal and open and we’re still paying for it.

— Blythe Danner

The 2011 riots in England, which left five dead and caused more than $300 million in property damage, were fueled by a generation of young Brits who grew up without ever hearing the word ‘No.’

— Bob Barr

There is an entire generation of young people who know nothing about how viciously the FBI attacked The Black Panther Party, and why.

— Bobby Seale

Distribution has really changed. You can make a record with a laptop in the morning and have it up on YouTube in the afternoon and be a star overnight. The talent on YouTube is incredible, and it can spread like wildfire. The downside is that it’s very hard to convince the younger generation that they should pay for music.

— Bonnie Raitt

The point to have a child is to introduce them to this planet that is in some ways dying and hopefully, this new generation, these new untainted brains, will be the people to fix some of these things that this generation can’t.

— Brie Larson

I want to reach a new generation. That’s why I am Twittering now. I have a BlackBerry, an iPhone and a Mac.

— Buzz Aldrin

We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations.

— Buzz Aldrin

With an older generation, there’s some weight carried with the Beatles. There’s almost like an untouchable, god-like force field around them.

— Brendon Urie

David Bowie worked with Brian Eno and dressed up in extraordinary clothes, but he was also a brilliant songwriter who captured the thoughts of a generation. He was hugely successful, without compromise.

— Bat for Lashes

When the Walkman was the craze in my generation, I was one of the first to have it.

— Benigno Aquino III

Chicago ’68 was a relatively small demonstration for its time, but I’ve talked to millions of people who claim they were there because it felt like we were all there. Everyone from our generation was there and was at Woodstock.

— Bill Ayers

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem European countries face where second and third generation immigrants still do not consider themselves French, German, or English.

— Bobby Jindal

There will always be kids in every generation that understand that Lady Gaga is not music, it’s theater.

— Butch Trucks

In my view, the adults are the burnt generation of Iraq for whom nothing can be done. But for the children, we can worry now, we can talk about them, we can plan for them, we can get our protest heard by others.

— Bahman Ghobadi

Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock ‘n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there’s always a new generation with new music.

— Bobby Vinton

For my grandmother’s generation, the big invention was cake mix for our moms, it was the microwave, and for me, it’s the iPhone. And that’s enabled us to do so many different things more efficiently at home.

— Brit Morin

I have a real weakness for Generation One Transformers. Only Generation One. I loved them as a kid, and I will, when I have the money, search occasionally for the toys that I could not afford but deeply desired as a child.

— Ben Peek

We’re all like little ants who scurry around with the materials that are at hand right now. Each generation finds new materials. Its just evolution, isn’t it?

— Beth Orton

If our country is serious about reducing our dependency on foreign oil, we need to get serious about mobilizing the infrastructure necessary to distribute and dispense the next generation of fuels.

— Bart Gordon

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.

— Ben Lindsey

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

— Camille Paglia

What has been forgotten is that there were major intellectual breakthroughs in the 1960s, thanks to North American writers of an older generation. There was a rupture in continuity, since most young people influenced by those breakthroughs did not enter the professions.

— Camille Paglia

The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything.

— Carol Moseley Braun

The original ‘Star Trek’ series is the classic one. Its successor, ‘The Next Generation,’ is less lovable, but at its best, it’s smarter.

— Cass Sunstein

When the vast baby-boom generation exploded into adolescence in the 1960s, marketers exulted. Advertising consultants, always eager to coin a phrase, began happily explaining to corporations the difference between ‘teenyboppers’ and ‘counterculture consumers.’

— Charles Duhigg

My father volunteered in early 1941, before Pearl Harbor, and became an officer in the U.S. Navy. As I was growing up, he taught me the responsibility of command: A leader is ultimately responsible for every aspect of the welfare of people under his or her care. That was a deeply felt obligation in his generation.

— Chesley Sullenberger

Everyone always tells you that you’re the only one that can do this or that role right, and if you say no, they go to somebody else and tell them that they’re the only one that can do it right. But when they’re talking to you, you’re always the ‘Best Actor of Your Generation.’

— Christian Bale

What’s really important for me is, as an old man, I’m known by my own generation and the next generation know me, too.

— Christopher Lee

For me and my entire generation, we took on this kind of sarcastic, ironic, snarkiness because it seemed the most extreme reaction to the earnestness of hippies.

— Chuck Palahniuk

This November, with the re-election of President Barack Obama, this generation of Americans will ever expand upon the hope, the truth and the promise of America.

— Cory Booker

Our nation was founded with a bunch of founding legislators who joined together to move our country out of the blocks and get us started, and every generation since then has found a way to advance the ball down the field.

— Cory Booker

The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.

— Clint Eastwood

I’m mad keen on recycling because I’m worried about the next generation and where all this waste we’re producing is going. It has to stop. I wash out my plastic containers and recycle envelopes, everything I possibly can.

— Cherie Lunghi

Going out in Paris was like going out in the ’30s dressed like the Andrews Sisters. It was everything I’d seen in books at my grandparents’ house, only it was our generation.

— Christian Lacroix

My introduction of Whitney was that if there’s going to be one performer for the next generation who combined the beauty and lyric phrasing of a Lena Horne with those Gospel fiery roots of an Aretha Franklin, it would be Whitney Houston.

— Clive Davis

When you look around right now, Nashville is kind of going through another changing of guard you’re watching the Martina McBrides and the Faith Hills and all of them that have been the big stars for the last however many years, and the next generation is coming in: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, those girls.

— Callie Khouri

I learned on film at NYU. I was probably the last generation that was analog. Anyone who was a year younger than me, it was probably all digital.

— Colin Trevorrow

In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.

— Carl Clinton Van Doren

Well, I grew up around the magazine and was part of a generation that was embracing our sexuality.

— Christie Hefner

People say the ‘Lost Generation’ in a romantic sense, but I think it was tragic. They were really lost.

— Corey Stoll

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

— Christine Keeler

Whatever comes next for this generation, that’s going to be the greatest voice.

— Clancy Brown

The Next Generation Space Telescope, which will be located much further away from the Earth than the Hubble Space Telescope presently is, will also explore the infrared part of the spectrum.

— Claude Nicollier

I grew up with video games. My generation kind of grew up with the Nintendo and the Sega Genesis. Then, I had a Dreamcast and, finally, the PlayStation. So yeah, I’ve always been a big gamer.

— CC Sabathia

Well, I have a Norwegian father who emigrated to America in the 1950s, and he still speaks with varying degrees of an accent. Over my lifetime my ear has been well-tuned to that accent. Any first generation kid has that wonderful gift from their parents.

— Christopher Heyerdahl

In the 21st century, I think it’s fair to say, homosexuality is more accepted in Britain and it’s wonderful that my generation has been able to grow up with that.

— Dan Stevens

From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time.

— Dave Grohl

Since the dawn of recorded music, every generation has felt shocked by the musical tastes of the next.

— Dan Hill

If you watch animals objectively for any length of time, you’re driven to the conclusion that their main aim in life is to pass on their genes to the next generation.

— David Attenborough

It’s hard for a Jew of my generation, an American Jew, who is philo-Zionistic, not to romanticize Israel.

— David Mamet

I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize. This is about the third generation for me. And when kids that small recognize me, it really pleases me, very gratifying.

— Dick Van Dyke

I get little kids who recognize me from ‘Mary Poppins,’ and it just delights me because it’s our third generation.

— Dick Van Dyke

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

— Donald Trump

I think that to acknowledge a new generation is to acknowledge some degree of obsolescence in yourself, and that is very hard to do and often comes with undeniable anger.

— Douglas Coupland

I feel connected to my generation through the music, but I also fear for us. We’re in a very self-destructive state where we’re addicted to outside opinions and we all feel like we have fans.

— Drake

I am absolutely of the videogames generation, starting on the Atari and Commodore 64 and the Amiga.

— Duncan Jones

A lot of the fiction I read growing up was post-war American, and not all of it centers on Manhattan, but around people of the Mad Men generation, people like John Cheever and, in more modern times, Don DeLillo, who I always mention.

— Dylan Moran

I think my generation is obsessed with instant gratification. We want everything now, now, now.

— Dakota Fanning

This is a generation weaned on Watergate, and there is no presumption of innocence and no presumption of good intentions. Instead, there is a presumption that, without relentless scrutiny, the government will misbehave.

— Dee Dee Myers

Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and at Centcom, is probably the most decorated officer of his generation.

— David Ignatius

Training a reliable military force that adheres to Western norms and standards is the work of a generation, not a few months.

— David Ignatius

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

— Dennis Farina

I know it’s surprising, but there is a generation of people who haven’t seen a Bond movie. They have no idea what it is. I want to entertain them as much as anyone else.

— Daniel Craig

I’m one of a generation brought up on television whose acting is more ‘naturalistic’, whereas with some of the older generation it’s more heightened. But I think there’s room for both styles.

— David Oyelowo

Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?

— David R. Brower

Unlike people of my generation, my children and my grandchildren have grown up living with, knowing, people who were outwardly gay and lesbian. And they have learned that they’re just like us… And when you see that they’re just like us, the rationale for discrimination melts away.

— David Boies

I feel like I’m part of a generation of people who are stuck in the past and are really self-absorbed. I mean, we’re actually taking pictures of ourselves and posting them on Facebook, and keeping in touch with people that should have been out of our lives 15 years ago.

— Diablo Cody

The Next Generation’ was a lot of fun for a while, and then it wasn’t a lot of fun. The reason it wasn’t a lot of fun was that this one was going to be a guaranteed hit. The original ‘Star Trek’ was never a guaranteed hit.

— David Gerrold

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.

— Diane Lane

Our generation has taken to the cosmetic use of pesticides and I think, perhaps unwittingly, not fully understanding the dangers it represents to ourselves and, most importantly, to our children.

— Dalton McGuinty

It used to be that one poet in each generation performed poems in public. In the twenties, it was Vachel Lindsay, who sometimes dropped to his knees in the middle of a poem. Then Robert Frost took over, and made his living largely on the road.

— Donald Hall

Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history.

— Dinesh D’Souza

The Network Generation are secure in, and proud of, their Scottishness. Unlike my generation that grew up in the ’80s, they don’t see our sense of identity as under threat.

— Douglas Alexander

Some people accuse the new generation of being ignorant, maybe ignorant for the old generation, but it’s a new language.

— Domenico Dolce

People of my generation who became photographers in the late fifties, early sixties, there were no rewards in photography. There were no museum shows. Maybe MOMA would show something, or Chicago. There were no galleries. Nobody bought photographs.

— Duane Michals

In the moment when you’re doing a show, you’re thinking of that moment, but you don’t think of, ‘Here’s down the line how people will be relating to the characters.’ There’s something very universal about ‘Sex and the City’ that people are still tapping into, where every generation seems to be discovering for itself.

— Darren Star

I think readers are always patient. Look at the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Some have given up on this generation of kids as game and TV addicts, but lots of people spend lots of time patiently reading through hundreds of pages of dense prose. I think reading a comic by comparison is a lot more immediate.

— Dave Gibbons

My studio is a laptop. Everybody I work with is the same. We make computer music, we’re the laptop generation.

— David Guetta

I think ‘Horace Silver’ was actually the first live jazz group I ever heard back when I was a kid in St. Louis. So along with most players of my generation, I have a real affection for the music of ‘Horace Silver.’

— David Sanborn

In almost any profession, even if you’re the kid of an actor, people are very supportive and want to see the next generation.

— Dhani Harrison

As Michigan’s voice on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I will continue working to make sure the next generation of advanced technologies and alternative fuel vehicles are made right here in America.

— Debbie Stabenow

There’s a whole generation of young people who are faced with the so-called ‘jobless recovery.’ Necessity is the mother of invention. They are out there, all around the world, creating new companies.

— Don Tapscott

Wherever you are, design your life. Live the values of your generation.

— Don Tapscott

But go on, valiant champion you die not as a fool, though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers and professors of this generation think and say so.

— Donald Cargill

I think Shep Smith is probably the premier anchor/journalist of my generation. He’s terrific, and he does the news straight and let the chips fall where they may.

— David Shuster

Further, the next generation of terrorists will grow up in a digital world, with ever more powerful and easy-to-use hacking tools at their disposal.

— Dorothy Denning

I wish to share and pass down some of my generation’s traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature.

— David Amram

I got into politics a little bit by chance, as a person from the first generation of the Solidarity movement.

— Donald Tusk

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

— Deborah Kass

Maybe at this stage in my career, it’s from that younger generation that I have most to learn.

— Diana Rigg

Those of my generation who grew up in the midst of the Cold War had a very, very strong awareness and very much were sort of influenced by the demonization of the Soviet Union, whether that was through the Cuban Missile Crisis or duck-and-cover, or any of those things that so affected us then.

— Edward Zwick

Dogs are a companion species. It’s about time – you have an animal for about 15, 16 years, a generation. That time holds so much. You might have had five or six relationships with human beings but one dog.

— Eileen Myles

There are a lot of people of my generation in New Zealand literature, young writers on their first or second books, that I’m just really excited about. There seems to be a big gap between the generation above and us it seems to be quite radically different in terms of form and approach.

— Eleanor Catton

E-cigarette companies are using shameful tactics, such as Joe Camel-like cartoons in advertisements and creating e-cigarette flavors like bubblegum and cotton candy, to addict our children early – and guarantee another generation of smokers.

— Elizabeth Esty

With DNA, you have to be able to tell which genes are turned on or off. Current DNA sequencing cannot do that. The next generation of DNA sequencing needs to be able to do this. If somebody invents this, then we can start to very precisely identify cures for diseases.

— Elon Musk

I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love – and it being more important and special than anything and everything else.

— Emma Watson

The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure – if you don’t like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don’t like it, you don’t understand and you ought to find out.

— Ethel Barrymore

You just hope that we haven’t soured an entire generation on the necessity, from time to time, of using force because Iraq has been such a debacle. That would be tragic because Iran is a grave threat.

— Evan Bayh

History is the present. That’s why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.

— E. L. Doctorow

The new generation of Labour is different. Different attitudes, different ideas, different ways of doing politics.

— Ed Miliband

The next generation of innovators, who need neutrality the most, are not at the bargaining table. They’re hard at work in their labs or classrooms, dreaming of the next big thing, and hoping that the Internet is as open to them as it was to the founders of Google.

— Edward Felten

Woe to the generation of sons who find their censers empty of the rich incense of prayer, whose fathers have been too busy or too unbelieving to pray, and perils inexpressible and consequences untold are their unhappy heritage.

— Edward McKendree Bounds

Plan Nine From Outer Space’ for a new generation, ‘Battlefield Earth’ is set in the year 3000, after the beings from the planet Psychlo have conquered our planet in only nine minutes.

— Elvis Mitchell

People who study the way religions develop have shown that if you have a charismatic teacher, and you don’t have an institution develop around that teacher within about a generation to transmit succession within the group, the movement just dies.

— Elaine Pagels

You’re talking about a younger generation, Generation Y, whose interpersonal communication skills are different from Generation X. The younger generation is more comfortable saying something through a digital mechanism than even face to face.

— Erik Qualman

We’re a show-and-tell generation. People want to see behind the scenes. The more involved and invited they are, the closer affinity they have to your brand.

— Eva Chen

A generation ago, American war planners made the mistake of believing that short-term Communist sympathies would unite China and Vietnam. We were wrong, and it tragically misshaped our policy in Vietnam.

— Evan Osnos

I noticed in the late 1990s that my friends and I were already nostalgic for the 1980s, and by the turn of the century, VH1’s ‘I Love the ’80s’ gave all of us an accelerated nostalgia for our generation.

— Ernest Cline

New gene pools are generated in every generation, and evolution takes place because the successful individuals produced by these gene pools give rise to the next generation.

— Ernst Mayr

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.

— Ernst Zundel

The modern minds in each generation are the critics who preserve us from a petrifying world, who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers.

— Edith Hamilton

There is something about this generation living now, that we don’t accept death.

— Elena Anaya

I’ve struggled so much, growing up, with just feeling that my life is valid because it’s not filled with these hyper-dramatic moments, and I think a lot of people of my generation feel that way. We’re so inundated with hyper-drama that people crave everyday life.

— Ellar Coltrane

When the generation after me started getting on the cut, a lot of them would call me over to hang out or go jam and scratch and they were always separate from each other.

— Eric San

All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation’s art form.

— Estelle Parsons

The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.

— Elizabeth Hardwick

To see how many Italians are going out of Italy, the sort of exodus, a great generation leaving my country, I think is the worst nightmare for me as prime minister but also for the country, of course.

— Enrico Letta

My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’m inspired when I find out about something that I didn’t know was a remake. An example is, of course, stuff like ‘The Fly,’ or ‘The Thing,’ or even ‘The Blob.’ For our generation, all those things, whether it was ‘The Blob’ or ‘The Fly’ or something else, we had no idea they were remakes.

— Fede Alvarez

I frequently am contacted by people who want to thank me for ‘The Brady Bunch.’ Whether they grew up during the show’s original television run or are brand-new fans of the present generation, they tell me how important ‘The Brady Bunch’ has been in their lives.

— Florence Henderson

The other day, someone called me this generation’s Bruce Dern – I’d never thought of that, and frankly, I don’t know enough of Bruce Dern’s work to comment on it, though he is an incredible actor.

— Garret Dillahunt

Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the ’50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future.

— Gary Ross

The upward revision of import duty, from 1 per cent to over 4 per cent on steam coal imports, will adversely impact the industry, as it will lead to increase in cost of power generation.

— Gautam Adani

I think I’m representing a new generation of Latinos – bilingual, bicultural people.

— Genesis Rodriguez

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.

— George Murray

I always thought of the zombies as being about revolution, one generation consuming the next.

— George A. Romero

Whether one likes it or not, the screen is a profoundly important source of imagery and storytelling for this generation. For me, books remain a stunning place to tell stories, but the screen has a place.

— Graeme Base

The things that inform student culture are created and controlled by the unseen culture, the sociological aspects of our climbing culture, our ‘me’ generation, our yuppie culture, our SUVs, or, you know, shopping culture, our war culture.

— Gus Van Sant

As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants.

— Gustav Stresemann

Bordeaux would be naive not to recognize that Robert Parker was driving the brand equity. If the next generation doesn’t care about Chateau Pichon-Lalande, then you have a problem.

— Gary Vaynerchuk

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

— George Orwell

If the E.U. allows itself to be priced out of the world economy, the next generation will not get jobs, living standards will decline, and the Union will lose the popular consent of the people of Europe.

— George Osborne

A John Updike is a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, if that generation is lucky: so comfortable in so many genres, the same lively, generous intelligence suffusing all he did.

— George Saunders

When you touch the life of a man of this generation, that influence is felt through generations yet to come.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

If our economies are to flourish, if global poverty is to be banished, and if the wellbeing of the world’s people enhanced – not just in this generation but in succeeding generations – we must make sure we take care of the natural environment and resources on which our economic activity depends.

— Gordon Brown

It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham. He was always so entirely there.

— Gore Vidal

I belonged to the generation that grew up under National Socialism, and was blinded and led astray – and allowed itself to be led astray.

— Gunter Grass

With the rights now in our loving hands, I’m beyond excited to bring ‘The Green Hornet’ into the 21st century in a meaningful and relevant way: modernizing it and making it accessible to a whole new generation. My intention is to bring a gravitas to ‘The Green Hornet’ that wipes away the camp and kitsch of the previous iteration.

— Gavin O’Connor

It changed me more than anything else. You don’t want to get to that place where you’re the adult and you’re palpably in the next generation. And, this shoved me into that.

— Gwyneth Paltrow

The thing I always liked best about touring abroad was constantly running into different people, different cultures, different foods. It really pumped up my batteries… I’m constantly playing to a demographically diverse audience… one generation is driven by nostalgia, the next by curiosity. And that’s why I have no plans to retire.

— Gene Pitney

I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father’s generation.

— Georg Baselitz

Being part of the original ‘Star Wars’ generation, I have always known a dark future.

— Greg van Eekhout

Ultimately, I think there’s this umbrella term of jazz, and what’s cool about not just what’s happening with my music but this general sense of what’s happening with this generation of musicians, is it’s a very broad term, and we can incorporate all types of music, and we can be influenced and inspired by all kinds of sounds.

— Gretchen Parlato

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great – far too great – expectations.

— Gustav Heinemann

I believe that whoever is successful should help ensure that the next generation can be successful, too.

— Hasso Plattner

Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never born of spontaneous generation.

— Henri Poincare

The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.

— Henry Clay

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

— Henry David Thoreau

Really, the values under which my generation was raised in the ’50s were immigrant values even though we weren’t immigrants. The greatest thing you could be was a college-educated Negro.

— Henry Louis Gates

You know, I think of the global economy as an inverted triangle, resting on the shoulders of the American consumer. And if the American consumer cannot have enough disposable income in order to maintain a standard of living that creates more opportunities generation after generation, that’s bad for everybody.

— Hillary Clinton

If you want to help the poor and our next generation, make investment, reinvestment and businesses welcome.

— Gina Rinehart

That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn’t entirely conquer – he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.

— Hunter S. Thompson

In Finland, we learned quite a lot from our own civil war. The wounds were visible when I was a boy, but my generation went into the Second World War and it united the Finnish nation, so I do not see any more wounds.

— Harri Holkeri

The older supermodels sometimes don’t agree with the fact there is a new generation of models. We’re not saying we’re supermodels. I’d rather people look at us as businesspeople, and, yes, modeling is our business right now, but we’re not trying to take anybody’s spot, and we’re not trying to discredit the past.

— Hailey Baldwin

Evolution is all about passing on the genome to the next generation, adapting and surviving through generation after generation. From an evolutionary point of view, you and I are like the booster rockets designed to send the genetic payload into the next level of orbit and then drop off into the sea.

— Harvey V. Fineberg

The new generation of researchers must be given the skills and values – not just scientific ideals, but also awareness of human weaknesses – that will enable it to correct its forebears’ mistakes.

— Heinrich Rohrer

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.

— Helmut Jahn

After a Polish Pope, whose country was first to be invaded by the Germans in World War Two, we now have someone from the generation drafted at the close of the war.

— Horst Koehler

Prog didn’t really go away. Just took a catnap in the late Seventies. A new generation of fans discovered it, and a whole new array of bands and solo artists took it on into the new millennium.

— Ian Anderson

South Central is just who I am. Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don’t wanna move out.

— Ice Cube

In every generation, there are quite firm rules on how to behave when you are crazy.

— Ian Hacking

I think it’s interesting: What is the generational effect of the experience of being a gay person in America? For my generation, it was very difficult.

— Ira Sachs

One of the biggest things that happens to many people when they have kids is that you suddenly realize that you’re not going to last forever. You know there is another generation who are the heroes of their own stories, and that is humbling.

— Ira Sachs

I always wanted to be a writer. Maybe, had I been brought up in another generation, I might have just gone into writing rather than medicine – which is not to say that I didn’t also have a great attraction towards the idea of being a healer. Fortunately, I’ve been able to combine the two in ways I could never possibly have imagined.

— Irvin D. Yalom

Your environment doesn’t define you. I don’t have a lot of money, but I can help train people and I can talk to people. We can all be mentors to the next generation.

— Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Architects always have a feel for time – the generation they live in – as we do, and they are always striving toward boundless adventure.

— Issey Miyake

Of course, I’m of the generation that grew up with Hemingway and Faulkner as strong influences.

— Italo Calvino

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

— James Madison

Labor force participation peaked in early 2000, so its decline began well before the Great Recession. A portion of that decline clearly relates to the aging of the baby boom generation. But the pace of decline accelerated with the recession.

— Janet Yellen

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.

— Jim Morrison

In the wake of the San Francisco scene, ears were alive. It was a listening generation.

— Jimmy Page

I’m a huge Groucho fan. There were some great comic minds that would transfer into any generation, and Groucho is certainly one of them.

— Joe Rogan

You were not created to just get by with an average, unrewarding, or unfulfilling life. God created you to leave your mark on this generation.

— Joel Osteen

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.

— John Lennon

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

— Joseph Addison

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

— Joseph Addison

Personally, the NSA collecting data on me freaks me out. It totally freaks me out. And yet I’m from the generation that wants to put a GPS in their kids so I always know where they are.

— Joss Whedon

I am concerned with only one thing, the moral and social conditions of my generation.

— Joyce Carol Oates

I feel like, with most filmmakers of my generation, I like the over-the-top stuff. I like to be wacky and really in your face.

— James Wan

Because our generation has waited so long to have babies, we feel we’ve ‘discovered’ something that women have been doing for thousands of years. I have no illusions that I will be in the same situation as the average working mother. I’m not trying to prove anything – I just want to have kids.

— Jane Pauley

All these people that want to make me out as part of Generation X had better watch out, or they’re going to get X’d out themselves.

— Jeff Buckley

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.

— Jerry Saltz

So what are we given? We’re also given, my generation, the disillusionment of our parents.

— Jewel

It is clearly a bad idea to try to just move games from other platforms directly over, but I’m sure we will see a lot of it, especially as the handsets surpass the hardware capabilities of previous generation consoles.

— John Carmack

It is a shame that homebrew development can’t be officially sanctioned and supported, because it would be a wonderful platform for a modern generation of programmers to be able to get a real feel for low level design work, to be contrasted with the high level web and application work that so many entry level people start with.

— John Carmack

My generation had to be taken seriously because we were stopping things and burning things. We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers. We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved, everything moved with us.

— John Hughes

I always had a sense that I would fall in love with Tokyo. In retrospect I guess it’s not that surprising. I was of the generation that had grown up in the ’80s when Japan was ascendant (born aloft by a bubble whose burst crippled its economy for decades), and I’d fed on a steady diet of anime and samurai films.

— Junot Diaz

My thing is every generation of Americans has to answer what we call the ‘Superman Question.’ Superman comes, lands in America. He’s illegal. He’s one of these kids. He’s wrapped up in a red bullfighter’s cape. And you’ve got to decide what we’re gonna do with Superman.

— Junot Diaz

Every generation has to protect every one of their rights, whether that’s freedom of the press, freedom of speech, or freedom of faith. You have to remain diligent.

— James Lankford

The rise to prominence of the Saudi novel in Arabic is the great man-bites-dog of recent world literature. Saudi Arabia is a country without a free press, where European styles and forms are distrusted and where the female half of the population became literate only in this generation.

— James Buchan

As a first generation Jewish American, I have witnessed firsthand Jewish immigrants who have come to this Nation in order to create a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations.

— Jan Schakowsky

Tina Fey is part of a generation of women who have changed the face of comedy at ‘Second City,’ ‘SNL,’ in sitcoms and in film.

— Janeane Garofalo

America’s Facebook generation shows a submission to standardization that I haven’t seen before. The American adventure has always been about people forgetting their former selves – Samuel Clemens became Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac went on the road. If they had a Facebook page, they wouldn’t have been able to forget their former selves.

— Jaron Lanier

I think these days a lot of the younger generation feels that the world owes them something. But you’ve got to get off your backside and you’ve got to do all the crap stuff, too.

— Jay Kay

If you’re female, and you want to express your femininity, you’re actually demonized in the ‘Free To Be… You And Me’ generation.

— Jill Soloway

We have a crisis in nuclear weapons, and again, thanks very much to the Democrats: Bill Clinton, who removed us from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty framework for nuclear disarmament, and then Barack Obama, who created a trillion-dollar budget for us to spend on a new generation of nuclear weapons and modes of delivery.

— Jill Stein

Gene Colan was like no other artist of his generation. His ability to create dramatic, multi-valued tonal illustrations using straight India ink and board was unparalleled.

— Jim Lee

I’ve been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me.

— Jimmy Smits

I think the biggest problem in the world is that we have a generation of young people, and maybe two, who don’t think it’s going to get any better.

— John Denver

I wish I could be on ‘Politically Incorrect.’ Because Bill Maher basically dismisses teenagers, and I think I could give my generation a good name.

— Julia Stiles

Most of the good people of my generation… had offers to become editors, but the thought of going inside was just absolutely horrifying.

— Jack Germond

As major orchestras around the world are gripped in various kinds of crises and upheaval, we need to be sure that we are bringing up this new generation.

— James Levine

If being a spokesman for a generation is a fleeting occupation, being a symbol of an era is downright dangerous for anyone who has the bad luck to outlive it.

— Jay McInerney

There is a certain generation who have grown up being able to mash up, to tinker with, every system they’ve ever encountered.

— Jennifer Pahlka

I, like many members of my generation, was concerned with segregation and the repeated violation of civil rights.

— Joseph Stiglitz

I’ve always loved hip-hop, since I was a kid, that’s the music that I loved. I think everyone of our generation kind of fantasized about hip-hop in some ways.

— Joaquin Phoenix

We cannot put off the difficult decisions for another day, another generation.

— Jodi Rell

One’s teachers all belonged to that generation who were imperialists, and the whole narrative throughout my adolescence was of countries leaving the empire. I find it extraordinary that this purpose which drove how we viewed the world is now considered to be something that has no effect upon us.

— Jeremy Paxman

My particular lifetime, my individual profile, represents something very basic to African-American history and culture because I was a second generation immigrant, so to speak, from the South. My grandfather was born in South Carolina – well, both grandfathers were born in the South.

— John Edgar Wideman

I’m from New Orleans, which is all about direct engagement out in the street with all the parades and Mardi Gras Indians and jazz funerals. I’m trying to take that and put it into my generation, a group that doesn’t have enough joy and celebration in their lives.

— Jon Batiste

I stand before you tonight as a young American, a proud American, of a generation born as the Cold War receded, shaped by the tragedy of 9/11, connected by the digital revolution and determined to re-elect the man who will make the 21st century another American century – President Barack Obama.

— Julian Castro

And because he knows that we don’t have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers.

— Julian Castro

I grew up, like most people in my generation, watching John Travolta. I was thrilled to meet him.

— Jeffrey Toobin

I like to do theater and hopefully be effective. Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation, can’t do it. They don’t have the chops.

— Jeffrey Wright

My son Cary’s generation likely won’t know who my father was, but it’s something nice for him that his grandfather was an icon. I had one chance to pass along that name.

— Jennifer Grant

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

— Joe Sacco

Young people in my generation were sort of in lockstep, and it wasn’t just the ’40s, either. In the ’30s and in the ’50s it was the same. No one ever dropped out unless he got sick or got kicked out.

— John Knowles

But it was also the best mistake I’ve ever made, because what it did was hopefully allow a whole new generation to make up their own minds about Scientology and for that I make no apology.

— John Sweeney

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.

— James Freeman Clarke

Being a member of the Nintendo generation, I’ve got a really short attention span.

— Jesse Kellerman

The creation of a world view is the work of a generation rather than of an individual, but we each of us, for better or for worse, add our brick to the edifice.

— John Dos Passos

I had no new ideas on the physics we might learn, and I could not compete with the younger generation.

— Jack Steinberger

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.’

— Jack Wagner

If our language, our programs, our creations are not strongly present in the new media, the young generation of our country will be economically and culturally marginalized.

— Jacques Chirac

I’m of Neil Young’s generation. Neil Young’s songs have spoken to what it’s like to be at least a white male of his generation over the years. Endlessly, he’s sung about the stuff that I really care about. He’s put into words the feelings that hit you at different transitional moments in life.

— Jonathan Demme

I honestly think that with our generation – Alex Wang, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Christian Cota, Robert Geller – there’s a different expectation of what our behavior should be. People expect designers to be good businesspeople and PR people, and I don’t think partying is a part of that persona the way it used to be.

— Joseph Altuzarra

I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you’d have to knuckle down. A lot of people in our generation did that. They didn’t drop out and run away.

— Julian Bond

When the painting is hanging on your wall for a long time, you don’t notice it. You get tired of it, even if it’s a Picasso. When the next generation inherits the painting, they sell it. I don’t want to be sold.

— Julio Iglesias

Yes, I was slightly outside everything when I was growing up. My mother jokes that I was exchanged at birth. She brought us up to have traditional values. She was absolutely not part of the ’60s generation.

— Janet McTeer

Brooklyn, when I was growing up, was awesome. It was stoopball and stickball – a lot of kids… the baby boom generation were all in the area. It was just a really great place.

— Jerry Doyle

Hip-hop, which is my generation’s blues, is important to the characters that I write about. They use hip-hop to understand the world through language.

— Jesmyn Ward

I was a part of that Beanie Babies generation. I had, like, 400 of them… OK, maybe not that many, but I had a lot of little stuffed animals that I liked to make talk. I was a big dork, and I still am.

— Jessica Stroup

The generation that comes next is always going to rebel against the generation that came before, and they’re always going to be at odds with each other.

— Jillionaire

To avoid a blackout, electricity generating companies must lower generation in line with low demand.

— Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia

I’m an independent. I’m a centrist. A new generation is arriving that has grown up with a multiplicity of choice in every aspect of their lives, and yet politics is the last place that they are told that they should be satisfied with a choice between brand A and brand B. It doesn’t fit the way they think. It doesn’t fit the way they live.

— John Avlon

I’m going to become the best-remembered artist of my generation by staying away from the party as often as possible. That way, people will remember me, not because I was great, but because I didn’t cause them any later embarrassment.

— Julian Cope

The stone which Jacob consecrated at Bethel the generation of the living continues to anoint, paying the tithes which of old he vowed to the house of God there.

— Julius Wellhausen

Plainly, when perfusate from an organ or blood from an animal is used for superfusion, substances can reach the assay tissues within a few seconds of generation or release.

— John Vane

A lot of people in my generation, we use hip-hop as a tool to compose.

— Jose James

I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late, but I guess in my generation it was all right. I had plenty of other interests and I didn’t do only tennis.

— Jana Novotna

The death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation.

— Jennifer Dunn

My generation have had it good, and I am really troubled by what we have done with it.

— Jeremy Paxton

Trump has the opportunity to be the president who, like Harry Truman, redirected U.S. foreign policy for a generation.

— Lawrence Kudlow

From 1945 to 1991, China was engaged in a series of wars that nearly broke them. This generation has been through hell: the Great Leap Forward, hunger, starvation, near collision with the Russians – the Cultural Revolution gone mad. I have no doubt that this generation wants a peaceful rise.

— Lee Kuan Yew

I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were.

— Lena Horne

My parents were married for sixty-five years, and I was married for about ten minutes, my first year at Yale Drama School. Something, somehow, didn’t get passed on to my generation.

— Lewis Black

Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants. And we begin to retire in 2008.

— Lindsey Graham

Since Sept. 11, many of the wars of our generation are in the Muslim world. So as a woman, I have access to 50 percent of the population that my male colleagues don’t.

— Lynsey Addario

I live for opening doors for the young generation of creators. If we do nothing else with our success, let’s open up some doors.

— L.A. Reid

What we are investing in, from a generation standpoint, are renewables and natural gas.

— Lynn Good

I’ll be the first one to tell you I burn coal… That fossil generation and the nuclear generation, frankly, is necessary in order for me to provide power.

— Lynn Good

I think singing traditional country is wonderful, because I’m bringing it to my generation and to the younger kids.

— LeAnn Rimes

Beyond brand, culture can help drive your product itself by creating the conditions for the idea generation that is and will continue to be the lifeblood of any company.

— Leah Busque

Hemingway seems to be in a funny position. People nowadays can’t identify with him closely as a member of their own generation, and he isn’t yet historical.

— Leslie Fiedler

On my US tour maybe three out of 30 shows there was an Elvis impersonator in the crowd but that’s it. I usually get younger fans, and those that come that are of an older generation end up walking out because it’s too loud.

— Lisa Marie Presley

I’ve always found that fashion is, first of all, mainly for yourself. So my two icons are, on one side, Little Edie from ‘Grey Gardens’ and, of course, like all my generation, I’m influenced by Kate Moss.

— Lou Doillon

If you look at the first generation of wireless, it really lasted about 15 years before we went to the second generation. When we implemented the fourth generation, which allowed us to do all the smartphones and the videos, the time between that and going to the fifth generation is going to be four years.

— Lowell McAdam

I just am a clean air freak. I grew up in the woods. I worked in China for a bit and was exposed to all the resources being used and the pollution and felt strongly that for our generation, the biggest economic and societal problem is energy.

— Lynn Jurich

As for AIDS, it’s a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population in the next generation it’s a quarter after that it’s a childhood disease.

— Larry Niven

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

— Laz Alonso

It was then, I think, that I discovered that the best way of bringing a medieval subject home to my generation was not to be medieval in its treatment.

— Laurence Housman

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.

— Lennie James

Hardworking Americans are fighting every day to provide for themselves and their families, and leave a more prosperous country for the next generation.

— Luis Fortuno

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

— Luther Allison

You can try to reach an audience, but you just write what comes out of you and you just hope that it is accepted. You do not write specifically to a generation.

— Leon Uris

If Iran becomes a nuclear weapon state it is the end of non-proliferation as we know it. If Iran gets a nuclear weapon you are likely to see Saudi, Egypt and other countries follow suit and we will bequeath to the next generation a nuclear arms race in the world’s most unstable region.

— Liam Fox

My first time playing a main character was in ‘Seventeen Years.’ It was directed by famous Sixth Generation director Zhang Yuan, but it wasn’t a large commercial film.

— Li Bingbing

I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice.

— Kanye West

Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved – we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation.

— Kate Middleton

My friends and I took songwriting very, very seriously. My hero was and still is Bob Dylan, but also people like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell and that whole generation.

— Kazuo Ishiguro

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.

— Kazuo Ishiguro

When everybody looks at our generation of kids, they always call us the misfits – you know, like we just don’t give a damn.

— Kendrick Lamar

When I was doing ‘Generation Kill’ in Africa I worked with five really super-trained Navy SEALs who taught us all these moves like how to disarm people: if there’s a bar fight and someone’s got a chair or there’s someone with a gun behind our head, how to disable them and take them down in a swift move.

— Kellan Lutz

This younger generation that’s around, that’s tweeting, Facebooking and Vine-ing, the fans appreciate that because they feel like they can get to you.

— Kevin Hart

I’m trying to do what Eddie Murphy did for his generation. You have to show people, ‘I’m different. I’m not just a comedian.’ I’m trying to become a rock star.

— Kevin Hart

If we don’t reach out to make theatre affordable to the young generation, we will lose them all.

— Kevin Spacey

The Armenian Genocide is such a controversial and very sensitive issue because the Turkish and Armenian people disagree about the facts of what actually happened. I know how strongly Armenians feel about the Genocide, and how it’s never been recognised. At the same time, I do not hold today’s generation of people accountable.

— Khloe Kardashian

I raised my kids kind of old-fashioned – if you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say it at all. I teach love, acceptance, and tolerance… I sometimes think that this generation is lacking in decency.

— Kris Jenner

I think I belong to America’s last generation of novelists. Novelists will come one by one from now on, not in seeming families, and will perhaps write only one or two novels, and let it go at that.

— Kurt Vonnegut

A generation before, it had been sagebrush and coyotes a generation later, it was a burgeoning movie town. But for that brief idyllic time in 1910, Hollywood looked like the perfect place for a successful writer to settle down, build his dream house, and maybe do some gardening.

— Kage Baker

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.

— Karen Allen

To tell the truth, fairytales have never gone out of style. They have been told and retold for thousands of years, finding new shapes and structures with each new generation of tellers.

— Kate Forsyth

I’m really passionate and love everything lifestyle-oriented, so that’s what I do on my website. I have been able to get other people to contribute to the website to create kind of a hub for people in the millennial generation – people my age.

— Katherine Schwarzenegger

As you may know, I’m a native Texan. In fact I’m a fifth generation Texan.

— Ken Starr

The first 45 or 50 years of the regional theater movement, all these folks, they built these theaters. The job of the next generation is to maintain them.

— Kenny Leon

Here’s my thinking: Since tax reform only occurs once a generation, let’s not tweak what we have and call it a day.

— Kevin Brady

Each kind of generation of bands forgets how they got here. Waylon Jennings came out and they’re like, ‘That’s not Patsy Cline.’ And everyone panicked, like, ‘I don’t know what happened to country music, but this isn’t it.’

— Kristian Bush

For a generation, terrorists learned they could make war on free nations without fear of war in return. On September 12, the terrorists got war in return.

— Ken Mehlman

I have had much to learn from Sweden’s poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation.

— Knut Hamsun

Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends.

— Kenneth Anger

The people who watched ‘Dawson’s Creek’ when it originally aired aren’t too old to enjoy ‘Life Unexpected.’ And then you’ve got the whole next generation that’s hooked on the ‘Dawson’s reruns seeing this show, so it’s perfect for them.

— Kerr Smith

If you don’t focus on the future generation, it means you are destroying your country.

— Malala Yousafzai

With lower start-up costs and a vastly expanded market for online services, the result is a global economy that for the first time will be fully digitally wired-the dream of every cyber-visionary of the early 1990s, finally delivered, a full generation later.

— Marc Andreessen

Gen Y is really quite distinct from Gen X it’s really self-involved and very narcissistic – their cameras are filled with pictures of themselves Facebook, it’s about me. It’s a generation that’s been pampered by their parents and their schools, given prizes for just taking part.

— Marcus Buckingham

As people of color, it took a whole generation in many ways to get us out of the kitchen, and it’s gonna take us the same whole generation to get us back into the kitchen and have ownership of restaurants, hotels and stuff like that.

— Marcus Samuelsson

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

— Marc Andreessen

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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?

— Margaret Atwood

I’m from the generation that had the boys’ door and the girls’ door when you went to school, and you got in big trouble if you went in the wrong one.

— Margaret Atwood

I was taught you don’t tell your secrets to strangers – certainly not secrets that expose error, weakness, failure. My generation, like its predecessors, was taught that since our achievements received little notice or credit from white America, we were not to discuss our faults, lapses, or uncertainties in public.

— Margo Jefferson

I was born in 1947, and my generation, like its predecessors, was taught that since our achievements received little notice or credit from white America, we were not to discuss our faults, lapses, or uncertainties in public.

— Margo Jefferson

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

— Max Planck

The German debt to the Jewish people can never end, not in this generation and not in any other.

— Menachem Begin

There are huge divorces and divides and chasms in black America between the have-gots and the have-nots, between the monied and the poor, between the educated and the non-educated. And there are huge and growing chasms daily. And I want to say that it’s not simply about generation. It’s about genre.

— Michael Eric Dyson

I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.

— Michael Phelps

We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.

— Moshe Dayan

I was part of the generation that pushed the Internet. In fact, I broke as an artist in the U.S.A. because of the Internet.

— M.I.A.

The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

— Marilyn Ferguson

If you think about ‘The Pill’ by Loretta, that was totally blacklisted back then. But she revolutionized and liberated a generation of women – country listeners and beyond – that were sort of in that box and were able to break out of it.

— Maren Morris

Who are we to think that our generation is going to be the first generation to benefit from all the sacrifices that others have made without giving some modern-day equivalent of our own lives, fortunes, and sacred honor?

— Matt Bevin

There’s a whole generation of women who never really heard the word investment before, when it came to fashion. They’ve been buying things because they were cheap.

— Michael Kors

My ultimate goal is for that next generation coming up, who didn’t see me play, go, ‘Oh, he used to play football?’

— Michael Strahan

Everything’s so repressive now – it’s the No generation. You can’t do anything, you can’t eat anything, you have to abstain.

— Michael Douglas

This is the new wave, the new generation of terrorism. It’s gone viral. It’s very dangerous, and it’s very hard to stop.

— Mike McCaul

Keynes eliminated economic theory’s ancient role as spoilsport for inflationist and statist schemes, leading a new generation of economists on to academic power and to political pelf and privilege.

— Murray Rothbard

I think there’s a growing courage among the younger generation of American writers. Because of the more superficial treatment of characters taking place in cinema, they have had to deal with that by digging deeper into who these people are.

— Mohsin Hamid

I realize that sometimes I get bothered when I see the world acting like the world. Did you hear what I said? The world is supposed to act like the world, and God tells us that every generation gets more wicked, so why the surprise? Maybe we have some word to swallow ourselves.

— Monica Johnson

I believe that movies are fast becoming antique and dinosauric as a medium. Film is a medium for the over-40s and television has gone the same way. If you’re going to look towards the new generation, then of course you’re going to have to be a lot more random, spontaneous, irreverent and provocative with your programming.

— Malcolm Mclaren

If you look at tennis, the girls have become much more attractive they wear makeup. In my generation, you were a tennis player. It wasn’t like you had to look a certain way.

— Monica Seles

To the next generation, your war is here you don’t have to find it.

— Marcus Luttrell

Obviously, the World War II guys, that’s where we, we learned everything from those guys. And then we hopefully, what we learned, we pass down to the newer generation.

— Marcus Luttrell

I’ve been criticized by my generation, artists from the ’70s – and there’s nothing more tragic than artists from the ’70s still doing art from the ’70s – because I blur all these borders between fashion and pop.

— Marina Abromovic

Marine Le Pen belongs to her generation, I belong to mine. I got into politics for Marine Le Pen and with her as party leader.

— Marion Marechal-Le Pen

You know, I started doing movies. I mean, my mind was brought into saying, ‘You know what? I want to build a generation of wealth.’

— Master P

I want to work with the teachers’ union. But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first and we are letting down a generation of California children. It’s not acceptable.

— Meg Whitman

If I could work with Eddie Murphy on ‘SNL,’ I think I could quit comedy forever. For me and my generation, he’s God.

— Michael Che

Television has dried up for my generation, so it’s plays and films. You get used to being lazy doing films, but classical theatre’s going to finish me off.

— Michael Gambon

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

— Michael Gambon

If you assume that it was a valid experiment, then its disintegration reveals a very substantial part of what has been found since then, including the fact that you can get heat generation at high temperature.

— Martin Fleischmann

People come from a certain generation and a certain whole way of looking at things, and you really do become a prisoner of your own world.

— Matthew Shipp

For some reason, it popped into my head the notion that a lot of the Next Generation cast in the long run of that show managed to step behind the camera.

— Michael Shanks

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.

— Ma Ying-jeou

If I compared myself to my kids, they know everything, and they’re like small little hackers. I feel also that my identity can be stolen I’m very paranoid about it compared to other people in the younger generation.

— Michael Nyqvist

One of the most special things about the city of New Orleans is how diverse a people we really are. There’s been a new generation of individuals that have all grown up together, so I don’t really see myself as a White mayor. I’ve never seen New Orleans as a Black city.

— Mitch Landrieu

What they told us about ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ when we first started was that we were guaranteed 26 episodes, so that was the longest job I’ve ever had. And that was basically it – we didn’t know what the premise of the show was going to be and we waited, week by week, to see a script.

— Marina Sirtis

One of the achievements of our generation of feminists was to emancipate women from the division between being interested in clothes and appearance, and being serious and ambitious. I am of the first generation that could go to Biba, wear miniskirts and get a degree.

— Marina Warner

Before they did all those shows on Jackson Pollock, I loved the way he formulated his paintings. I loved Basquiat – I was into the whole Beat generation, Kerouac, etc., and all those artists talked about that and Kerouac, so I just got in the middle of being spontaneous.

— Matt Schulze

I never got away from the war. Not because I was obsessed with it in those years, but because it was the event of my generation and I started out covering it so I stayed with it.

— Neil Sheehan

I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds.

— Nelly Furtado

Kids have always play-fought, but I think my generation had a particularly privileged cultural fantasy surrounding military violence.

— Nate Powell

There is a generation of skimmers. It’s not that they don’t want to read in-depth content, but they want to evaluate what the content is before they commit time. Especially on a mobile phone – you don’t have the phone, or cellular data, or screen size to be reading full-length content.

— Nick D’Aloisio

Hardly any generation wants to take the whole of the last generation, it just wants to take its best bits.

— Ninette de Valois

We got Martha Stewart legitimizing homemaking for her generation, and then there’s this return to being interested in all things home, lifestyle, and food again. I think this generation is less about the frills and more about the flavor of things.

— Nadia Giosia

I’m sure it’s why I’m such an odd duck in my feminist generation, because I’ve always been equally fair to men.

— Nancy Friday

Every generation comes with a unique athlete, I don’t think anybody wants to be the next Nadia they want to be themselves.

— Nadia Comaneci

Instead of passing on choppy waters to the next generation, we should endeavor to leave them a calmer sea.

— Najib Razak

When you’re a caregiver, you need to realize that you’ve got to take care of yourself, because, not only are you going to have to rise to the occasion and help someone else, but you have to model for the next generation.

— Naomi Judd

Like some kind of particularly tenacious vampire the short story refuses to die, and seems at this point in time to be a wonderful length for our generation.

— Neil Gaiman

My father’s generation’s crisis was fighting fascism. Ours is fighting climate change. It is much harder because you can’t see it, it is not an obvious threat. But the solution is in our hands.

— Nicholas Stern

Every generation gets the Constitution that it deserves. As the central preoccupations of an era make their way into the legal system, the Supreme Court eventually weighs in, and nine lawyers in robes become oracles of our national identity.

— Noah Feldman

Language is a process of free creation its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.

— Noam Chomsky

It’s possible that Generation Facebook, accustomed as it is to a whole range of experiences that it only imbibes online, doesn’t have the same need for physical interaction in order to be creative as previous generations still do. It’s possible that Generation Facebook can co-create and collaborate quite happily from afar.

— Noreena Hertz

My generation of Americans was the first to really care about racism and sexism, not to mention the I Ching, plus, of course, the Earth.

— P. J. O’Rourke

The truth of the matter is, all of those guys on Star Trek: The Next Generation actually want to be me. These impersonations they do are just some way of trying to feel what it must be like to be me. And I understand that! Because it feels really good to be Patrick Stewart!

— Patrick Stewart

Every generation always thinks it was better before, and I think people have been saying this for probably thousands of years.

— Paul Auster

We’re saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who’ve already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation.

— Paul Ryan

A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare, for my Mom’s generation, for my generation, and for my kids and yours.

— Paul Ryan

I never saw myself as a spokesman for a generation. It was all a bit heavy for me. I saw myself as a songwriter and wrote for myself, which I still do, and I also wanted to communicate with my audience.

— Paul Weller

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.

— Pearl S. Buck

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.

— Peggy Noonan

In the newspaper business, I was in the last generation before the arrival of the personnel manager. You were hired by editors – and editors who would take a chance on what they perceived to be talent and not hire a resume.

— Pete Hamill

I believe, if done correctly, eliminating Saddam and liberating Iraq could be the ‘Normandy Invasion’ or ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’ of our generation… the Iraqi people are eager to be rid of Saddam, and there is equally encouraging evidence that republican principles could thrive there.

— Pete Hegseth

It used to be that, in astronomy, a small team of people could look at photos of a few thousand galaxies and classify and catalog them relatively easily. But now, with a new generation of robotic telescopes scanning the skies constantly and producing millions of images, that’s become next to impossible.

— Peter Diamandis

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there’s too much guilt.

— Phil McGraw

In barely one generation, we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them – often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug.

— Pico Iyer

Each generation, as it seeks to advance the common good, must ask anew: ‘What are the requirements that governments may reasonably impose upon citizens, and how far do they extend? By appeal to what authority can moral dilemmas be resolved?’

— Pope Benedict XVI

As patients and consumers, we are better informed today about our health care than any previous generation.

— Patricia Hewitt

When I was on ‘Dallas,’ I was known to audiences of the ’80s. And then when my sons, who are in their 30s now, were going to college, ‘Dallas’ was the cult thing to watch because it was being done on the soap channels, so a whole new generation saw it. And then I have the young fans that knew me from ‘Step By Step’ in the ’90s.

— Patrick Duffy

It took us a long time to find out that we had been lied to by our parents’ generation. The moralities that were followed during our parents’ generation were basically arbitrary. This caused a rift between the two generations, which was brought on by the beatniks.

— Peter Fonda

What we are trying to do now, this new generation of African writers, is to write about what it is to be a human being living in a particular African country. These are stories that resonate with anyone, anywhere.

— Petina Gappah

What I learned was that we Millennials possess one factor that supposedly sets us apart from those who came before us. Is it incredibly clear skin, since most of us took Accutane at some point? No. The recurring description of our generation is ‘entitled.’

— Paul Downs Colaizzo

With Star Wars fans, there’s so much enthusiasm, and it’s a completely different generation now.

— Peter Mayhew

A whole new generation is looking at the videos, and going to the video shop and buying the re-release of the complete trilogy, which you can buy at a reasonable price.

— Peter Mayhew

It’s a younger generation running the show, and I miss the generation we had in the ’70s. They were really very honorable guys, like Neal Bogart and Bill Graham, people who will never be around again.

— Peter Criss

The forces that are in play on climate change essentially revolve around the generation of power, the transportation of goods and services and people, and the sorts of materials that we use to fuel the whole of our civilisation.

— Peter Garrett

Throughout the world, terrorists are actively seeking their next recruit. Alarmingly, terrorist organizations are increasingly targeting school-age children as the next generation of terrorists.

— Pat Roberts

Obviously all of us have thought about Vietnam, particularly in my generation in Australia that were part of conscription and fought there. Our friends came back, forever changed. So there were a lot of questions.

— Phillip Noyce

I think my parents were immigrants, you know, so I guess I would be first generation. Growing up in California.

— Phillip Lim

Webern was a kind of ‘Kamchatka of music,’ an unknown country of music. That’s true for me and people of my generation, he was a radical – you couldn’t be more radical than he was.

— Pierre Boulez

In our generation, the role models were Gandhi and Nehru. We revered them. They were venerated personalities. I read almost every speech of Nehru.

— Pranab Mukherjee

Perhaps this is because I’m from the generation that grew up watching ‘The Jetsons’ on TV, but I really thought we would be much more advanced in the areas of transportation and medicine.

— Pat Cadigan

Civil rights happened because youth got involved. The youth stood up and helped to break the pattern that their parents had got accustomed to living. The next generation has to take that stand for whatever it is, socially, that they are involved in.

— Octavia Spencer

When I was publishing my first books, the previous generation of authors was fading away, so I was welcomed because I was a new author.

— Orhan Pamuk

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

— Orlando Bloom

Roseanne was a huge groundbreaking comedian. Margaret Cho. Ellen DeGeneres, and then on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ the era of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sort of helped to bring in an awareness of a new generation of women comedians, often women who were feminist in their comedy, who were unafraid – and this came from the genre of show that was emerging.

— Rebecca Traister

It is a quirk of American culture that each generation of nonconservatives sees the right-wingers of its own generation as the scary ones, then chooses to remember the right-wingers of the last generation as sort of cuddly.

— Rick Perlstein

That’s a good sign for a movie: When it becomes part of the lexicon and pop culture for an entire generation. I’ve been in many movies, luckily, that get quoted.

— Rob Riggle

I have been a huge nerd to my kids. I haven’t done the cool movies that they like. With ’24,’ I gained a lot of respect. ’24’ is now, it’s hip, it’s their generation.

— Ricky Schroder

You might be the best Hamlet of your generation in the bathroom, but unfortunately, you have to come out and do it on stage, and it’s best to do it to people who would fill the house.

— Roger Rees

After 1929, so many people had been traumatized by the stock market crash that there was a lost generation.

— Ron Chernow

We need a new generation of leaders who will promote policies that will foster economic growth and alleviate the middle class squeeze, defend America’s national security against those who threaten our people, reform the culture of Washington, D.C., and reassert the constitutional principles that make our country unique.

— Ron DeSantis

At the end of the Middle Ages, nobody would ever have expected the monasteries to vanish from the scene within a generation – yet they did. Change does happen.

— Rowan Williams

Rock is young music, it is youth oriented. It just speaks for a generation.

— Ruben Blades

Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contrary to the royal and uptight image of polo, I want to bring it to a younger generation. This is a great sport that can have a larger audience and appeal to more people. Sportsmanship is lacking in many other sports that I don’t want to name.

— Randeep Hooda

I think a lot of people of my generation are discomfited by the assertion of neutrality in the mainstream media, this idea that they’re the voice of God. I think it’s just honest to say, yes, you know where I’m coming from but you can fact-check anything I say.

— Rachel Maddow

I just didn’t know where I fit in – I didn’t seem to fit in my parent’s generation. I didn’t seem to fit in my own generation. Little by little, this took me into a spiritual search for understanding a search for meaning and fulfillment.

— Radhanath Swami

There is a widening gap between the middle-aged-to-older generation, who still read newspapers and watch CCTV news, and the Internet generation.

— Rebecca MacKinnon

If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation.

— Regina Brett

With ‘Fantasy Factory,’ I want to take skating beyond the Tony Hawk generation and represent the street-skating generation.

— Rob Dyrdek

If you’re raised with a poverty mentality, nothing is going to change it. I do know some really stingy billionaires. I come from such a generation of hand-to-mouthers.

— Robert Downey, Jr.

Every generation inherits a world it never made and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.

— Robert Kennedy

Led Zeppelin has been there through three generations of teenage angst. And there’s a generation of kids now who won’t know it, post-Linkin Park.

— Robert Plant

Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing to be nervous about in them days. We used to take every day as it came. Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally.

— Roger Daltrey

When punk came along, I found my generation’s music. I grew up listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, ’cause that was what got played in the house. But when I first saw the Stranglers, I thought, ‘This is it.’

— Robert Smith

Every animal would rather die themselves than lose their offspring. But it’s just genes, isn’t it? All of our existence is spent worrying about the next generation, but we don’t actually seem to get anywhere.

— Robert Smith

The natural-gas industry is screaming for new markets, and there are only two sectors where these can be found: transportation and power generation.

— Robert Zubrin

This new generation of animators was trained in CG. They know all the fundamentals of any 2D animator, but a lot of them learned on these CG rigs. You give them a good rig, and they can make that thing sing.

— Rich Moore

It wasn’t until I was in that world, directing shows and movies, that I realized basically my job is to give back to another generation what the generation before me gave to me.

— Rich Moore

The old Greeks dwelt on the tendency of human affairs to drift downwards irresistibly to unhappiness. Guilt – that is, untoward and often involuntary actions – pulls generation after generation heavily as lead down, down, down.

— Richard Jefferies

I was doing a play out in L.A. 20-some-odd years ago called ‘Goose and Tomtom’ by David Rabe, and somebody saw it and the next thing I know I’m doing the table read of the film version of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ with Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon – one of the great films of our generation.

— Richard Schiff

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.

— Rick Baker

Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution.

— Robert Casey

I’ve met writers who wanted to be writers from the age of six, but I certainly had no feelings like that. It was only in the Philippines when I was about 15 that I started reading books by very contemporary writers of the Beatnik generation.

— Romesh Gunesekera

I have seen incredible bravery from very young guys, the young generation that people write off.

— Ross Kemp

When you talk or write or film, you work with the music inside you, the music that formed you. Different generations have different musics in them, so whatever they do, it’s going to come out differently, and it will speak in beats of their own generation.

— Robert Krulwich

I grew up in kind of the last generation of Canadians who thought things that were happening in Britain were more important, almost, than what was happening in Canada. And my mother was fervently of that opinion.

— Robert MacNeil

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.

— Raoul Vaneigem

It would have been more obvious to go into film, based on the generation before me, but the generation before them were all composers or classical musicians.

— Robert Coppola Schwartzman

If we are to have faith that mankind will survive and thrive on the face of the earth, we must believe that each succeeding generation will be wiser than its progenitors.

— Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

The generation we live in, we’re constantly entertained – we turn our heads this way, and there’s something else to entertain us. Sitting down in one seat for two hours may not be enough anymore.

— Ruthie Ann Miles

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

— Rebecca Eaton

Every generation has a different ways of telling a story. We had a great run in the early ’90s, into the mid-’90s, and we became a little more executive-driven as we got into the 2000s.

— Roy Conli

If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America.

— Ron Dellums

Every generation has someone who steps outside the norm and offers a voice for the unspeakable attitudes of that time. I represent everything that’s supposed to be wrong, everything that’s forbidden.

— Sam Kinison

From Xbox in the previous generation to Xbox One, it’s fundamentally transformed.

— Satya Nadella

I’m not claiming that we are the only guys who are going to succeed in the cloud. Others can succeed as well, just like in the previous generation.

— Satya Nadella

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation.

— Satchel Paige

Engineers are now experimenting with 4,096-line TV systems, suggesting that with the next generation of sets you’ll be able to count the grass blades on the Superbowl field, an obvious lifestyle improvement.

— Seth Shostak

On ‘Sufferer,’ I’m talking about the younger generation that has no other option for success than to find a gun somewhere. I try to appeal to them: ‘I know you a sufferer, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t expect any better.’ It’s a lot different than from what I usually say, like, ‘Get busy, shake that thing.’

— Sean Paul

My parents’ generation didn’t have any understanding of psychology or emotion or individual temperament. In fact, they were slightly embarrassed by all those words.

— Sebastian Faulks

I think, my generation, it’s hard to have hope when you got a $700-trillion derivatives debt to pay and a bubble about to explode and $500 trillion worth of GDP.

— Shia LaBeouf

My generation will actually be the first generation that is tamer than the one that came before it, and it will probably be poorer less fun and less money.

— Shia LaBeouf

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

— Shia LaBeouf

The baby boomers are the most spoiled, most self-centered, most narcissistic generation the country’s ever produced.

— Stephen Bannon

In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies.

— Stephen Sondheim

A lot of people in my generation don’t seem to get that you have to work your way up. I don’t care if filing invoices is beneath you. If you don’t do it, who do you think is going to? Your boss? Nope. That’s why she hired you.

— Sophia Amoruso

This generation… they have a different attitude. Instead of sitting and watching something, they want to be a part of it – they’re very hedonistic and sensual.

— Steve Wynn

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

— Stokely Carmichael

In our 20s, women in my generation, we all wanted to be Laurie Anderson.

— Sandra Tsing Loh

I’m part of a generation that’s saying, ‘I don’t want to do just one thing, and I’m going to do things the way I want.’

— Sarah Gadon

To be appreciated by a whole ‘nother generation of fans, all of a sudden discovering you, it’s kind of what I did with the classic bands I love – the ones that influenced me.

— Scott Weiland

Men of my father’s generation were perpetual hustlers, always on the make and always on the move.

— Shawn Amos

Maybe the bar is low, but most of the strips that are 50, 60, 70 years old that are on their second or third generation of artists, the humor is pretty bland. There are others by people that were raised on ‘Family Guy’ or ‘South Park’ that are edgier. Mine’s not as edgy as those, but it’s edgier than ‘Beetle Bailey.’

— Stephan Pastis

If you’re from a certain generation, you basically learn to read with ‘Peanuts.’ It’s sort of the template for the modern strip. Its influence ceased to be noticed because it’s in everything.

— Stephan Pastis

I’m a third generation Californian, and there’s a lot of talented, good-looking guys in California, so I’m just happy to be working and lucky to be working.

— Scott Eastwood

I don’t see any of my colleagues as rivals. I don’t think our generation needs to do that. We are a chilled out lot, and we should all be happy.

— Shahid Kapoor

The youth are very important to me, they’re the next generation, but I want to instill in kids, even in playing, that it’s never too late and there’s no right or wrong way to do anything.

— Sheila E.

What I’m seeing is a generation that says consistently, ‘I would rather text than make a telephone call.’ Why? It’s less risky. I can just get the information out there. I don’t have to get all involved it’s more efficient. I would rather text than see somebody face to face.

— Sherry Turkle

Niggy Tardust’ is the voice of a generation, a generation that does not define itself simply by what it’s born into.

— Saul Williams

Like many science fiction lovers of my generation, I discovered Andre Norton on the shelves at the junior high’s library.

— Sherwood Smith

My costar James Lafferty, and his little brother Stuart Lafferty, and another buddy of ours, Ian Shive, are working on this project called ‘Generation Wild.’ It’s about getting people to realize that being outdoors is not scary – you can go on adventures like we do, in national parks, and practically in your own backyard.

— Stephen Colletti

When a new generation watches the films, people might mention that it has improved their lovemaking. I guess it’s because it isn’t threatening. It was very sweet and delicate.

— Sylvia Kristel

I’m the third or fourth generation of actor in my family I’m sure if they were butchers, I’d be a butcher, too.

— Sean Pertwee

Sometimes I want to yell on this track I want to yell the whole song, and I don’t think nothing’s wrong with that, but the older generation feel like you can’t.

— Slim Jimmy

As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today’s workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system.

— Steve Israel

Like most people of my generation, I fell in love with the philosophy of existentialism.

— Stanley Elkin

The question we all face is what sort of culture we will live in for the rest of our lives and then hand on to the next generation – one that embraces these most basic of values, or one that collapses because of their absence.

— Tammy Bruce

Families are families. We’ve all got them, more or less, and we all know what it’s like to be bullied by another generation.

— Tamsin Greig

Younger audiences are into me because I did ‘Stuart Little,’ and that movie was a very big deal for kids. And in ‘Angels in the Outfield,’ a generation of kids learned about magic and angels. And then, of course, there are these two blond girls named Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and I played their nanny on their TV show.

— Taylor Negron

We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology, their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life.

— Theophrastus

When I started in the profession, there were very visible actors who were Scottish, Welsh, or regional. Lots of working-class-hero leading actors it was not fashionable to sound posh. Now, I’m middle-aged it’s fashionable to sound posh if you are the generation behind me.

— Tom Hollander

While the older generation is content to sit around and critique culture, that culture is moving beyond them. At some point the traditional church and all of the expressions of that church will become essentially irrelevant.

— Ted Dekker

The U.K. has been very progressive about on-demand, and the iPlayer has been a great invention. It has trained a generation of viewers to expect on-demand – unfortunately, it trains them to expect free!

— Ted Sarandos

The first generation of Russian terrorists came out of the ’60s counterculture – the 1860s in Russia bearing a striking similarity to the 1960s in the United States, with Russian students growing their hair, following gurus who extolled the ‘new man,’ and starting communes.

— Tom Reiss

The current distribution model for movies, in the U.S. particularly, but also around the world, is pretty antiquated relative to the on-demand generation that we’re trying to serve.

— Ted Sarandos

Food became for me a way of becoming self-sufficient with my hands, to regain manual literacy, which I think has been lost on our generation and certainly younger generations. Very few people can actually make things with their hands and do things with their hands.

— Timothy Ferriss

There’s an entire generation of male strength and endurance athletes, even recreational lifters, who have never gotten off the ephedrine-caffeine-aspirin stack. The process of getting off stimulants is really horrible.

— Timothy Ferriss

I find more people want to eat a little less. My generation, we’re all watching our figures. They want to go to the bar and eat a few snacks, have a couple of cocktails or glasses of wine, and go home. People don’t sit down at the table and have a whole three or four courses.

— Todd English

I do tend to look back to my parents generation and think wow! what a great way to be, to live with one person for a lifetime, to bring your kids up in these really solid families.

— Tony Parsons

The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count.

— Taylor Swift

With our next generation hardware, polygon rendering will probably be an area we’ll get more heavily into.

— Trip Hawkins

My dad came from Cuba when he was a teenager not speaking English. And I grew up here speaking Spanglish. That’s the world in which I grew up, and that’s a world in which a lot of second generation immigrants find themselves.

— Ted Cruz

My idea is to bring out the inner child that my generation has inside, which does not go to sleep because of so much angst over the day-to-day routine. With so much going on, you start tuning out emotions and surprises.

— Thalia

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.

— Thomas Jefferson

Thought once awakened does not again slumber unfolds itself into a System of Thought grows, in man after man, generation after generation, – till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another.

— Thomas Carlyle

With its Medicaid expansion, Obamacare may turn out to be the most equality-promoting policy enacted in a generation.

— Timothy Noah

American newspapers are dying mostly because they were so dull for so long, a whole generation gave up on them.

— Tina Brown

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

— Thomas Sowell

I think people of my generation became journalists – you know, right after the broadcast pioneer fathers – because we wanted to report the big stories.

— Tom Brokaw

What has gone catastrophically wrong in England and the States is that for 30 years we’ve lost the ability to talk about the state in positive terms. We’ve raised a generation or two of young people who don’t think to ask, ‘What can the state do that is good?’

— Tony Judt

Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won’t have anything to complain about.

— Tori Amos

We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics. They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn’t even read Keats’s book when he gave him a copy.

— Thom Gunn

It’s American Alternative radio stations that bug me. We’re considered Alternative, but don’t expect us to be played next to Blink 182 and Offspring. We’re hardly of that generation.

— Thurston Moore

A characteristic of older folksongs, in most cases, is that we don’t know their composers or authors. Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind. They were passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation.

— Tom Glazer

This generation should entertain this generation. It’s only fair. When I was a kid, I mowed the lawn. Now, somebody else’s kid can mow the lawn.

— Tom T. Hall

The Europeans waited so long that they are impacting people who depend on their pensions. We are still early enough to fix it for the next generation. A few states have started scaling back their programs, while others have come hat in hand for billion-dollar federal bailouts.

— Timothy Griffin

No, I don’t think my generation got into this dinosaur thing.

— Walter Cronkite

But the point is to get a whole new generation of people and people in general more re-engaged in news, and this has happened a lot since September 11th of course.

— Walter Isaacson

Every generation looks at literature through the lens of their own experience, but with the Bible, everyone gets apprehensive and thinks it’ll be too stuffy.

— Walter Kirn

Gadgets are usually the last thing I think about, and if there’s something new, I’ll get to the store for the final shipment of the first generation when it’s on sale. So I have last year’s stuff.

— William Gibson

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

— Wyclef Jean

There really have only ever been a few people in each generation who step out, are willing to put themselves on the line, and risk everything for their beliefs.

— Wynton Marsalis

The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation.

— Woodrow Wilson

My last series was on A.B.C., a one-hour called ‘My Generation’. Critics liked it. I was on for two weeks, and that was a tough one.

— Warren Littlefield

The console games, as they come out with this new generation, will have a temporary advantage in price performance, but there are still many things you can do on a PC, more conveniently than you can do on a console machine.

— Will Wright

Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.

— William Gilmore Simms

A theater is being given over to market forces, which means that a whole generation that should be able to do theater as well as see it is being completely deprived.

— Vanessa Redgrave

Shirley Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name.

— Victor LaValle

I don’t think France is a racist country, I really don’t, but we do still have many problems with our immigrant past, and there’s a shame that goes with that, that works both ways, in the host and in the post-immigrant generation.

— Vincent Cassel

All that self-expression has just created a generation of morons, hooked on an endless appetite for rubbish.

— Vivienne Westwood

I was so upset with what was going on in the world. I just couldn’t stand the idea of being people tortured and that we even had such a thing as war. I hated the older generation, who had not done anything about it. Punk was a call-to-arms for me.

— Vivienne Westwood

Oh yes, my generation liked to be in some pain when they read. The harder it was, the more good we believed it was doing us.

— Zadie Smith

I don’t want to name any names, but I’ve worked on television shows where there’s a guy writing for my generation who’s, like, 60 – and it doesn’t work.

— Zachary Knighton

Waste paper is like a forest – paper recycles itself, generation after generation.

— Zhang Yin
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