75 Retro Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Retro Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Skating is now retro and hip. — Robin Cousins

The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly. — Demetri Martin

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new. — Tony Visconti

An antique is anything old with class. — John Bartlett

I wear everything from hip-hop baggy pants to beautiful Armani dresses. I also like to mix vintage clothing with designer pieces. — Julia Stiles

I'm single, so I'm trying to do an overall overhaul. The look I'm going for is very '80s supermodel. It's time to be sexy. — Chloe Sevigny

I think jewelry can change an outfit more than anything else. Transformation, punch, individuality: One or all of the above are why you should wear jewelry. — Iris Apfel

I like to mix and match vintage with designer. It's how I create my own style. — Carly Rae Jepsen

I've got scarves and boots from' 1970 that I still wear. — Steven Tyler

A woman's wardrobe shouldn't change every six months. You should be able to use the pieces you already own and add to them. Because they are like timeless classics. — Yves Saint Laurent

Short Retro Quotes

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  • I don't want to be a reality retro star. — Bret Michaels
  • To do then now would be retro. To do then then was very now-tro, if you will. — Harry Shearer
  • You know that's history, that's why some people say that my stuff is retro, but I don't agree. — Marc Newson
  • In the fashion industry, everything goes retro except the prices. — Criss Jami
  • I like very girly, retro inspired, feminine, floral things. I'm not very edgy. — Ariana Grande
  • I don't think they'll ever make a retro Bond. — William Boyd
  • It's not about retro or modern, it's about this note or that note, which sounds better? — Dan Hicks
  • So I like that sound, but I am not interested in being retro. — Stephan Jenkins
  • My advice to new artists is to embrace a broader concept of timelessness than vintage or retro. — Brandi Carlile
  • Knitted fur is so modern and light, it makes this retro shape cool again. — Olivier Theyskens

Retrograde Quotes

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No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. — Winston Churchill

In the year 1456 ... a Comet was seen passing Retrograde between the Earth and the sun... Hence I dare venture to foretell, that it will return again in the year 1758. — Edmond Halley

Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. — Winston Churchill

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is a fateful fatalistic apathy. — Winston Churchill

All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. — Edward Gibbon

Reflection is not the evil; but a reflective condition and the deadlock which it involves, by transforming the capacity for action into a means of escape from action, is both corrupt and dangerous, and leads in the end to a retrograde movement. — Soren Kierkegaard

There is a period of life when we go back as we advance. [Fr., Il est un terme de la vie au-dela duquel en retrograde en avancant.] — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades. — Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand

There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive. — Johann Kaspar Lavater

Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde. — Virgil

People Writing About Retro

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Read quotes by Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin
quotes on love, life and education

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Read quotes by Marc Newson

Marc Newson
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Read quotes by Brandi Carlile

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quotes on love

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Stephan Jenkins
quotes on politics, technology and climate change

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Dan Hicks
quotes on leadership, life and sports

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Read quotes by William Boyd

William Boyd
quotes on education, slavery and love

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More Retro Quotes

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I love and admire the American culture and the American dream. I learnt so many things about the American shoe industry and marketing strategies. I caught the secrets of American casual wear, that is elegant and wearable, retro and modern, and mixed it with an Italian touch, luxurious and handmade. — Diego Della Valle

Eclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonald's food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and 'retro' clothing in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter of TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works. — Jean-Francois Lyotard

Vinyl is the real deal. I've always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don't really own the album. And it's not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive. — Jack White

What came from the earth returns back to the earth, and the spirit that was sent from heaven, again carried back, is received into the temple of heaven. — Lucretius

There's something retro about your persona. It's like the pre-World War II generation of reporters - those unpretentious, working-class guys who hung around saloons and used rough language. Now they've all been replaced with these effete Ivy League elitists who swarm over the current media. Nerds - utterly dull and insipid. — Camille Paglia

My personal style is a mixture of, like, girly, throwback, like retro '50s pin-ups, floral, like hippies, like anything feminine, and like flirty. — Ariana Grande

Most people are trying to go digital, and trying to do different things with poetry. McSweeney's is going in the opposite direction - going more classic, and retro, which is all coming back. — Victoria Chang

I love to shop, especially in retro stores. I have about a million pairs of old-school sports shoes like Adidas, so that's probably my biggest vice. — Carrot Top

It's a fusion of almost everything, in the way that I think society today tends to take cultural memory. Because there's an internet, it's on there forever. I think that's the way kids see the world today. They actually speak to each other using retro concepts now because the internet culture has kept that memory alive, constantly. — Joseph M. Kahn

What I think happens today is that a lot of filmmakers look at other films that are retro pieces, like L.A. Confidential, and say, oh, that's period. We didn't want to do the stereotypical stuff. — Ted Demme

As for uniqueness, this is virtually nonexistent! And it's a shame that people think they're unique because they have a face ring, retro clothing, colorful hair, drive a certain kind of automobile or listen to some obscure musician. — Gary Yourofsky

It's rooted in things that maybe older people or people my age remember as being rock music. But at the same time, I don't think we're stuck in the past or retro. I think we've tried to push ourselves and experiment with what we can call Wilco music. — Jeff Tweedy

Every generation wants to be the last. Every generation hates the next trend in music they can't understand. We hate to give up those reins of our culture. To find our own music playing in elevators. The ballad for our revolution, turned into background music for a television commercial. To find our generation's clothes and hair suddenly retro. — Chuck Palahniuk

There's nothing cooler than a good fitting, worn-in pair of Wrangler jeans, so it's great that with the new Retro line, my fans can go out and rock the same styles that I love. — Jason Aldean

Makeup can be pure fantasy--it can transform you into any kind of magical creature, whether that's a superhero or a retro Hollywood icon or just a more fun, fresher version of yourself. Looking like a stress-free, well-rested working mom? That's some kind of magic to me. — Jessica Alba

Byrd, the former Klu [sic] Klux Klan Kleagle, is taking a stand over states' rights, or his rights over State, or some such. Whatever the reason, the sight of an old Klansman blocking a little colored girl from Birmingham from getting into her office contributed to the general retro vibe that hangs around the Democratic Party these days. — Mark Steyn

I'm never sloppy, and I never wear jeans. I don't work one look in particular, but it's usually retro - I'm a flea-market freak. And detailed - I'm always very done, even at the gym. — Sayings

When you put something out there into the world, there's all these words you don't want to hear, that you hope people don't say. I don't like anything that starts with 're' - like retro, reinvent, recreate - I hate that. It's always like living in the past - copying, emulating. — Jack White

I'm not inspired by space in that kind of futuristic sense, but I've never liked retro. Of course, we always get references from the past, but that doesn't mean that the clothes have to look like the past. We need to look forward, which is why I'm fascinated by new materials, technologies, techniques, and unusual ways to use colors or textures. — Italo Zucchelli

The revolution of video had a massive affect. We grew up in a time where suddenly you could own films. Before, they had a theatrical run, and then perhaps they'd come back, or you'd catch them in a retro cinema. — Simon Pegg

Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket… Because I’m capping greenhouse gasses, coal power plants, natural gas…you name it…whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retro-fit their operations. That will cost money…they will pass that money on to the consumers. — Barack Obama

I used to be very fascinated by Victorian stuff, and my best known books, the Mortal Engines series, have a sort of retro, Victorian vibe, despite being set in the far future. — Philip Reeve

I really like the retro look. My regular clothing, I like to always keep it classy and I like to kind of be more dressed up more of the time. I'm not really someone you see in sweatpants a lot. — Aly Raisman

If you look at a lot of the songs I've been involved in, there's always been this retro vibe. I started getting worried that I wasn't moving forward very much, nor was I even in tune with the music today. I almost scoffed at it. — Nate Ruess

A lot of the stuff in 'Speed Racer' has never been done before, from it having a multi-tone, to it having a retro-cool family movie, to having the photo-realism with the CG-backgrounds and infinite focus the way they worked with these digital cameras, to even the color experimentation. — Emile Hirsch

I tend to keep my style very classic. I like very girly, retro inspired, feminine floral things. I'm not very edgy. — Ariana Grande

In some senses, I think it's almost deliberately anachronistic. There's a retro feel to the [Donald] Trump program. — Judy Woodruff

I do have a lot of references coming out of the '60s, '70s, and '80s, but I don't consciously think, "I'm going to put this here and this there." It comes out of my unconscious, and I don't want it to be just retro. — Britta Phillips

When I was in college in Philly, there was a lot of post-punks hardcore like, rock. Sixties, retro, proto-Strokes kind of bands. — Tim Heidecker

I prefer the retro chic of spending Christmas just like Joseph and Mary did - Traveling arduously back to the place of your birth to be counted, with no guarantee of a bed when you get there. — Tina Fey

So welcome 'Damsels in Distress,' an exhilarating gift of a comedy about college, the female intellect, the limitless male ego, inventing a new dance, and suicide prevention... This is the world as Stillman sees it, and to luxuriate for two hours in that retro bubble of sparkling wit is a pleasure not to be missed. — Peter Travers

I listen to a lot of different music. I love hip-hop. I'm a big underground rap fan. I listen to the likes of J. Cole. Lately, I've also been getting into techno house music. And I've been on an Eighties retro kick, and I've even been experimenting with some rock. — Denzel Whitaker

I like all like classic rock bands like The Beatles and The Who and stuff and Led Zeppelin so I kinda dress like that. Kinda retro I guess. Well not retro but, like tight. I don't know. Like just jeans and shirts. I don't know. Kinda rock and roll I guess. — Drake Bell

Eclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonald's food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and retro clothes in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter for TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works. — Jean Francois Lyotard

It's in the vein, somewhere in a cross between The Beatles, Cheap Trick, The Stones, Badfinger, you know, but it's not retro at all. But it is very pop. — Steve Brown

I don't really like the bands that think they're still in 1982. It's boring. When retro sounds are combined with a modern approach, it can be great. — Veronica Vasicka

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