Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.
— Freddie Mercury
This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.
— Matthew Arnold modernization quote
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of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
— C. S. Lewis
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
What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
— modernization quotation by Octavio Paz
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.
Modern man believes he is fruitful and productive when his ego is aggressively affirmed, when he is visibly active, and when his action produces obvious results.
Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics.
It has been claimed at times that our modern
age of technology facilitates dictatorship.
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be.
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.
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread.
Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf ;is better than a whole loaf.
Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.
For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.
This is very important -- to take leisure time.
Pace is the essence. Without stopping entirely and doing nothing at all for great periods, you're gonna lose everything...just to do nothing at all, very, very important. And how many people do this in modern society? Very few. That's why they're all totally mad, frustrated, angry and hateful.
Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a lesson in humility waiting at every stop. Many passengers would rather have stayed home.
Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style.
Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it.
Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
Postmodernism is among other things a sick joke at the expense of revolutionary avant-gardism.
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may happily strike out his teeth.
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.
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.
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back
home in the capitals.
A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet.
I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things.
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
Speak of the moderns without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry.
Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than
poor women without chastity.
The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid.
Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.
Mankind has survived all catastrophes. It will also survive modern medicine.
Modern men are afraid of the past. It is a record of human achievement, but its other face is human defeat.
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite.
This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who cannot remember where they left things.
Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains -- except kill it.