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Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means. ⏤ Karl Lagerfeld


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Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.

Freddie Mercury, musician

This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.

Matthew Arnold, poet

Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!

Lewis Carroll, author

I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.

Alexander Herzen, journalist

One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be.

Wallace Stevens, poet

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship.

Henry A. Wallace, vice president

There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.

George Steiner, critic

For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.

Edward Abbey, author

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.

Charles Baudelaire, poet

A Modern Mom to me is not always someone that juggles a career and family. A Modern Mom is a woman who takes care of herself on the inside and the outside.

Regina King, actress

Postmodernism is among other things a sick joke at the expense of revolutionary avant-gardism.

Terry Eagleton, critic

Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it.

Le Corbusier, architect

Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may happily strike out his teeth.

Walter Raleigh, explorer

A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet. I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things.

Twyla Tharp, dancer

Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.

Salvador Dali, painter

Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible.

Lewis Mumford, sociologist

I think the adjective post-modernist really means mannerist. Books about books is fun but frivolous.

Angela Carter, novelist

There is no word more generally misinterpreted than the word egoism, in its modern sense.

John Buchanan Robinson, politician

The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.

Ezra Pound, poet

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.

Charles Baudelaire, poet

The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.

Edmond de Goncourt, writer

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed.

Alain de Botton, writer

It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg,

I'm a modern woman in the sense of I take care of myself, I'm fiercely independent, and I'm really ambitious. Yet I have these old-school thoughts in my mind.

Eva Mendes, actress

A modern man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.

Elias Canetti, author

You are born modern, you do not become so.

Jean Baudrillard, sociologist

Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.

Bryan Appleyard,

The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth, it's about the redistribution of time.

Doug Coupland, author

Only the man who disciplines himself strictly can stand for long the terrific pace of modern war.

William Lyon Mackenzie King, politician

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.

T. E. Lawrence, soldier

My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston.

Lionel Blue, clergyman

A nation's ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability.

Frank Whittle, inventor

A very intimate sense of the expressiveness of outward things, which ponders, listens, penetrates, where the earlier, less developed consciousness passed lightly by, is an important element in the general temper of our modern poetry.

Walter Pater, critic

As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be.

Emmet Fox, author

Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.

John Ruskin, writer

Magic Realism is not new. The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new, its modern popularity is new, but it's been around as long as literature has been around.

Terri Windling, artist

We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia, and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art, where we had hoped to do the readings.

David Amram, composer

A small child from a developing country has the advantage, from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind, which constitute a sure advantage over the little African child who has never even held a modern toy.

Abdoulaye Wade, statesman

The sun as the expression of old world energy is torn down from the heavens by modern man, who by virtue of his technological superiority creates his own energy source.

El Lissitzky, artist

The independent girl is truly of quite modern origin, and usually is a most bewitching little piece of humanity.

Lou Henry Hoover, first lady

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.

Alfred Adler, psychologist

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.

Vaclav Havel, leader

I think shareholders are the great evil of this modern world.

Chris Martin, musician

I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting.

Edward Zwick, director

'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.

Naomi Wolf, author

You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in: That world is gone.

Peggy Noonan, writer

Post-modernism is modernism with the optimism taken out.

Robert Hewison, historian

I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.

Italo Calvino, journalist

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

John Ciardi, dramatist

Can you, in a million years, imagine another female senator - Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Claire McCaskill - reacting to being called 'ma'am' like Barbara Boxer did? This is the kind of sanctimonious self-absorption on the modern left that makes my teeth itch.

Mark Davis, writer

Never before in modern times has so much of the world been simultaneously hit by a confluence of economic and financial turmoil such as we are now living through.

Timothy Geithner, public servant

Modern money is almost altogether credit money.

John Buchanan Robinson, politician

All the modern verse plays, they're terrible; they're mostly about the poetry. It's more important that the play is first.

Denis Johnson, writer

In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh.

Robert Orben, entertainer

The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom, it is only social progress.

Helene Deutsch, psychologist

In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.

John Buchanan Robinson, politician

Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.

Vince Cable, politician

Next, we will create a modern immigration law.

Gerhard Schroder, statesman

The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy.

Richard V. Allen, public servant

The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing.

Josiah Stamp, businessman

Even modern English people are imperious, superior, ridden by class. All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are endemic in being British also make it an incredibly fertile place culturally. A brilliant place to live. Sad but true.

Pete Townshend, musician

I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence; but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature.

Herbert Read, poet

The great watershed of modern poetry is French, more than English.

Robert Morgan, poet

You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It's one of the great things poetry does.

Robert Morgan, poet

But I can't really say there is too much modern music that I'm blown away by at this moment.

Duncan Sheik, musician

The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame.

Paul Farmer, educator

However, we might oppose it, abortion is a sad feature of modern life.

Robert Casey, politician

In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this.

Ryszard Kapuscinski, journalist

No matter how many modern parts I do, people still refer to me as Mrs. Costume Drama. Fight Club is a studio pic, and I've done very few of those. I've got a feeling it's going to change things for me.

Helena Bonham Carter, actress

After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture, not only in advanced technology, allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings, but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings.

Harry Seidler, architect

I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China.

Jung Chang, writer

We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation. We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano.

Tennessee Ernie Ford, musician

It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile they'd sound ludicrous!

Terry Goodkind, writer

I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman.

Jerry Harrison, musician

There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying.

John Philip Sousa, musician

That's why modern corporate movie making has become so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50.

Dana Carvey, comedian

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.

Herbert Read, poet

It's often difficult to slough off all that we've acquired, all the comforts and safety nets modern life provides for us, and realize that in those days, people were living very much on the edge - life was incredibly hard!

Derek Jacobi, actor

The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it, from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that Monty Pythons made popular.

Michael York, actor

I think I was first to do live performances on a modern electronic sound synthesizer.

John Eaton, politician

The Civil Service is a vital economic asset to the UK - firstly, in the way it creates a framework for excellence in service delivery and secondly, in how it helps organise the best way to deliver modern public services on which both businesses and individuals depend.

John Hutton, educator

The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag.

Robert Englund, actor

I love the modern technology now.

Ringo Starr, musician

Our social tools are not an improvement to modern society, they are a challenge to it.

Clay Shirky,

The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year.

Jeff Miller, politician

Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

John Hutton, educator

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success.

Erwin Rommel, soldier

If you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the land, you must have command of the air.

William Halsey, soldier

From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character.

Bill Frist, politician

One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person's beliefs at the time.

Idries Shah, author

A "modern" man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.

Elias Canetti, author

When the new wave of terrorism came on the modern world, which is the late 1960s, early 1970s, I think we spent about a decade, the United States and our allies, trying to figure out how to deal with it.

Paul Bremer, statesman

It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake.

Bille August, director

Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war, millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply manifold the power of destruction.

Edward Grey, politician

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