Top 60s Quotes

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1. "I grew up in the '60s, which was a creative time, so it wasn't that big of a stretch to go from a baseball bat to a guitar to a film camera."
Author: Abel Ferrara
2. "I did a production of Macbeth in the 1960s in which I had a swordfight in the final scene. But the blade fell off my sword just as I was stabbing the guy. I ended up having to hammer him to death."
Author: Alan Dale
3. "Everything officers go through in any chase anywhere in the country, but amped up 100 times! I'm right in the thick of things in a car going like 80 miles an hour, and doing 360s in the middle of the road. It was a wild ride."
Author: Amy Weber
4. "I have been using delay and reverberation since the middle 1960s. I use them to make what is almost inaudible to the ear, audible. I do not use them to play loudly but to make the higher harmonics heard."
Author: Bill Dixon
5. "In the mid- to late '60s to the mid-'70s, when I was a student, there was a major change in the thinking about what art can be and how art is made."
Author: Bill Viola
6. "The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me."
Author: Bruce Cockburn
7. "On our show, I must tell you, it was... the 60s was a period of time when everything was free love. People made love to each other. It was a very open life, you know?"
Author: Burt Ward
8. "Whenever an art form loses its fire, when it gets weakened by intellectual inbreeding and first principles fade into stale tradition, a radical fringe eventually appears to blow it up and rebuild from the rubble. Young Gun ultrarunners were like Lost Generation writers in the '20s, Beat poets in the '50s, and rock musicians in the '60s: they were poor and ignored and free from all expectations and inhibitions. They were body artists, playing with the palette of human endurance."
Author: Christopher McDougall
9. "I was a typical teen growing up in the 1960s, when everybody was into gurus and meditation."
Author: David Suchet
10. "We do need different types of propulsion to get to Mars. I wrote one of the first Ph.D. theses on that in the 1960s."
Author: Edgar Mitchell
11. "I come from a time when pop music was the coin of the cultural realm and in a certain way was the only coin of the realm; movies didn't matter as much, and not TV - it was all about pop music. In the era when I started - which was the early '60s - it was all about singles leading to albums."
Author: Fred Seibert
12. "I was a rebellious adolescent. It was the '60s. Everyone was rebellious. I hated high school."
Author: George Dyson
13. "It was in the 1960s that I began the detailed study of public regulation."
Author: George Stigler
14. "There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming to see us because they are of that age, they grew up in the '50s and '60s and they bring their sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young."
Author: George Thorogood
15. "The House adjourned without voting on the bill, but the following year a similar bill—mandating equality in hotels and restaurants open to the public, in transportation facilities, in theaters and other public amusements and in the selection of juries—passed both chambers. The measure reached the White House about the time the two sides in Louisiana cobbled a compromise that allowed Grant to withdraw Sheridan and most of the federal troops. On March 1, 1875, the president signed the Civil Rights Act, the most ambitious affirmation of racial equality in American history until then (a distinction it would retain until the 1960s)."
Author: H.W. Brands
16. "I thought at the time that I wanted to go into institutional sales, selling stocks and bonds to institutions. In those days, which was the 1960s, the institutional salesman was making about $100,000 a year. I thought that was just an enormous amount of money."
Author: Henry Kravis
17. "Through out the life i have met old people,young people,people on their 60s and little kids,they all taught me one thing,That was to Always move on in time.."
Author: Jerril Thomas Abraham
18. "When I first was exposed to Buddhism in the mid-1960s, I said it was so practical and utterly pragmatic. That's what attracted me to Buddhism."
Author: Joan Halifax
19. "India brings out so many different feelings in me. I've been fascinated with India and Indian culture as long as I can remember - ever since the '60s with the Beatles and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi."
Author: Joe Perry
20. "If you spend any time in Washington you'll find nerds. What happens is most of them sublimate their fixations with comics, or baseball cards, or 1960s British comedies to policy minutiae and political arcana. But, like Christians in ancient Rome, you can still spot them if you know the signals."
Author: Jonah Goldberg
21. "I wanted to create clothes for women in their 40s and 50s and 60s who have careers and are sexy and don't want to look like grandmothers."
Author: Joseph Altuzarra
22. "There's a certain urgency that comes from the records of the early 60s before overdubbing and multitracking came into play."
Author: Justin Townes Earle
23. "After all, we're currently living in a Bizarro society where teenagers are technology-obsessed, where the biggest sellers in every bookstores are fantasy novels about a boy wizard, and the blockbuster hit movies are all full of hobbits and elves or 1960s spandex superheroes. You don't have to go to a Star Trek convention to find geeks anymore. Today, almost everyone is an obsessive, well-informed aficionado of something. Pick your cult: there are food geeks and fashion geeks and Desperate Housewives geeks and David Mamet geeks and fantasy sports geeks. The list is endless. And since everyone today is some kind of trivia geek or other, there's not even a stigma anymore. Trivia is mainstream. "Nerd" is the new "cool."
Author: Ken Jennings
24. "The frontiers we broke into in the '60s are still largely unexplored."
Author: Ken Kesey
25. "During the early 1960s, I decided to supplement research support for quantitative economic studies at Pennsylvania by selling econometric forecasts to private and public sector buyers."
Author: Lawrence R. Klein
26. "I feel like a 1960s graduate student. I still work on note cards. I've never found a better system."
Author: Lawrence Wright
27. "I was born in Darien, Connecticut, but in 1959, when I was four, my parents moved to the suburbs of Toronto. Then, in the late 1960s, they bought a cottage in a resort/trailer park in the Kawarthas region of Ontario, and we moved up there. I wrote a book about it in 2000 called 'Last Resort: Coming of Age in Cottage Country.'"
Author: Linwood Barclay
28. "To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies."
Author: Lionel Blue
29. "I'm from the '60s, but no one has ever accused me of being a hippie. I never had much interest in the Woodstock crowd, which partied to change the world, while real people were starving to death in Africa."
Author: Lloyd Kaufman
30. "As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging. She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic."
Author: Maureen O'Hara
31. "How do you get the happy ending? John Irving ought to know. One of my favorite authors, Irving writes these multigenerational epics of fiction that somehow work out in the end. How does he do it? He says, 'I always begin with the last sentence ; then I work my way backwards, through the plot, to where the story should begin.' Thst sounds like a lot of work, especially compared to the fantasy that great writers sit down and just go where the story takes them. Irving lets us know that good stories and happy endings are more intentional than that. Most 20 something's can't write the last sentence of their lives. But when pressed, they usually can identify things they want in their 30s or 40s or 60s -or things they don't want- and work backward from there. This is how you have your own multigenerational epic with a happy ending. This is how you live your life in real time."
Author: Meg Jay
32. "I owned a Ferrari, a Range Rover, a Mercedes 560SL convertible, a Jeep Cherokee and a Nissan 300ZX. I can't remember the intricate decision tree I had to climb in order to determine which one to drive to work on any given day - it probably had something to do with the weather, or which car had more gas in the tank, or upholstery that best matched whatever shirt I happened to throw on that morning."
Author: Michael J. Fox
33. "And I don't expect anyone can bring about a revolution in the way that Bob Dylan did - and really didn't - in the 1960s."
Author: Michael Stipe
34. "For the progressive left, social activism grounded in faith and theology crested in the 1960s."
Author: Mike McCurry
35. "The reason why you were allowed to get away with that in the '60s and '70s is because this country's racist administrative policies were such that rich white kids were getting exemptions. I said no exemptions."
Author: Montel Williams
36. "The concept of industry domination of regulatory agencies was well known and documented in the literature by the 1960s."
Author: Nick Johnson
37. "Since the 1960s, there has been a tremendous expansion of the resources available to pay for health care."
Author: Phil Bredesen
38. "I honed in on a great time, the Motown era, the '60s and '70s. That type of music has always been a staple in my life."
Author: Raphael Saadiq
39. "'Mary Poppins,' the movie, was an object of mockery if you were a student in the '60s, something to be laughed at."
Author: Richard Eyre
40. "I felt just overwhelmed by input: the Vietnam war and the collapse of the '60s and the proliferation of media' it just felt like everything was too much to handle and you just tuned out."
Author: Richard Hell
41. "The notion of 'history from below' hit the history profession in England very hard around the time I came to Oxford in the early 1960s."
Author: Robert Darnton
42. "I feel that for the first time in a long time, educated Pakistanis are returning to their country to start up educational projects, to start up businesses, so instead of the brain-drain that happened in the 1950s and 1960s, the country is growing and improving economically."
Author: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
43. "By the '50s and '60s, war movies had become big and impersonal. They almost never bothered to characterize the Japanese enemy as particularly evil; in fact, they never bothered to characterize him at all."
Author: Stephen Hunter
44. "Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the '50s and '60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy."
Author: Thomas Jane
45. "Because for me, '60s pop music is amongst the most complicated or complex music because it has so many resonances which strike you. The music itself is often simple, but the way that I interpret it, or the way I think it's interpreted culturally, is very complex."
Author: Tim Gane
46. "Whatever had been on the radio in the '60s; I mean we were always listening to the radio."
Author: Tom Araya
47. "Most centrist Democrats... try to distance themselves from controversies that recall the 1960s. There are journalistic centrists as well, who avoid hard truths for the sake of acceptance and legitimacy."
Author: Tom Hayden
48. "The dreams of the 1960s began to disappear in the 1970s. The economy collapsed, and so did the optimism of the Metabolists."
Author: Toyo Ito
49. "Back in the '60s, there was a car sticker that read, 'Forget Oxfam, Feed Twiggy,' but I ate like a horse."
Author: Twiggy
50. "I have a good friend in the East, who comes to my shows and says, you sing a lot about the past, you can't live in the past, you know. I say to him, I can go outside and pick up a rock that's older than the oldest song you know,and bring it back in here and drop it on your foot. Now the past didn't go anywhere, did it? It's right here, right now.I always thought that anybody who told me I couldn't live in the past was trying to get me to forget something that if I remembered it it would get them serious trouble. No, that 50s, 60s, 70s, 90s stuff, that whole idea of decade packaging, things don't happen that way. The Vietnam War heated up in 1965 and ended in 1975-- what's that got to do with decades? No, that packaging of time is a journalist convenience that they use to trivialize and to dismiss important events and important ideas. I defy that."
Author: Utah Phillips

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