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

Experiment is necessary in establishing an academy, but certain principles must apply to this business of art as to any other business which affects the artistic tic sense of the community. Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
Robert Menzies modernist quote

I love that pre-mod jazz look of the late Fifties, the Steve McQueen style that influenced the British modernists.
— Martin Freeman

Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
— Marshall McLuhan

I see myself as a true modernist. Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist. I go to the past for research. I need to know what came before so I can break the rules.
— modernist quotation by Vera Wang