Best Quotes About Generation

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. -Joseph Addison

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace. -John F. Kennedy

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come. -Montesquieu

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes. -Khalil Gibran

The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice. -Doug Larson

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. -Max Planck

Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music. -Allan Bloom

He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on? -Stephen King

I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche. -Beck

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization. -Georges Clemenceau

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. -William James

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it. -Haim Ginott

The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap. -Spiro T. Agnew

This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising. -Joseph Brodsky

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants. -Jimmy Carter

Every writer is a writer of the generation before. -Wilfrid Sheed

Television has made places look alike, and it has transformed the way we see. A whole generation of Americans, maybe two, has grown up looking at the world through a lens. -Ronald Steel

I believe the destiny of your generation – and your nation – is a rendezvous with excellence. -Lyndon B. Johnson

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning. -George F. Kennan

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it. -John F. Kennedy

Maybe you are the 'cool' generation If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite. -Paul Gauguin

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. -Henry David Thoreau

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation. -Adam Smith

The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure – if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out. -Ethel Barrymore

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. -Lee Iacocca

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers. -Logan Pearsall Smith

Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered. -W. Somerset Maugham

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. -Charles M. Schulz

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation? -Marcus Tullius Cicero

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last. -John F. Kennedy

What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation. -Lawrence Clark Powell

I was the Marlon Brando of my generation. -Bette Davis

What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops coming down the window pane? -Jackie Kennedy

It changed me more than anything else. You don't want to get to that place where you're the adult and you're palpably in the next generation. And, this shoved me into that. -Gwyneth Paltrow

Every generation needs a new revolution. -Jeff Rich

My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation's is Vietnam. -Madeleine Albright

If our language, our programs, our creations are not strongly present in the new media, the young generation of our country will be economically and culturally marginalized. -Jacques Chirac

It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous. -Charles Dudley Warner

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. -Abraham Lincoln

I didn't fully realize it at the time, but the goal of my life was profoundly molded by this experience – to help produce, in the next generation, more Mother Teresas and less Hitlers. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. -Robert Kennedy

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another. -Adlai Stevenson I

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. -Thomas Jefferson

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn. -Lyndon B. Johnson

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations. -Montesquieu

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war. -Tony Blair

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. -Henry David Thoreau

Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences. -Andre Gide

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation. -Satchel Paige

Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life. -Lucretius

I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation. -Bob Dylan

If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach. -Gloria Steinem

Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live. -Raoul Vaneigem

I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents. -Carol Moseley Braun

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind. -James Truslow Adams

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. -Joseph Addison

I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them! -Henrik Ibsen

I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty. -William Inge

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked. -Allen Ginsberg

There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison. -Paul Goodman

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order. -William E. Gladstone

We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship. -John Lennon

The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. -Marilyn Ferguson

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end. -Hubert H. Humphrey

It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this. -Alexander Herzen

Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development. -Alexander Herzen

It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last. -Charles Dickens

That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer – he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation. -Hunter S. Thompson

The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it. -Gertrude Stein

Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation. -Adlai Stevenson I

Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows, in man after man, generation after generation, – till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another. -Thomas Carlyle

Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors. -Emil Cioran

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country. -Thomas Jefferson

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul. -Andre Maurois

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go. -Timothy Leary

The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism. -Elizabeth Hardwick

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation. -James Freeman Clarke

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation. -Noam Chomsky

The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned. -Gerard De Nerval

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage. -Peggy Noonan

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation. -Pearl S. Buck

The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay. -Martin Luther

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. -John Adams

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes. -Bill Cosby

Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest. -Henri Frederic Amiel

The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same. -Billy Graham

The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education. -Jean de la Bruyere

I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along. -Michael Phelps

Our American story, for generations, is of a people who seek to move forward. A people who look at a mountain and worry not about the tough climb ahead, but dream about the view from the summit. -Bill Owens

Unless we make education a priority, an entire generation of Americans could miss out on the American dream. -Blanche Lincoln

It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations. -Christine Gregoire

I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That's what I do. I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation. -Avril Lavigne

Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations. -Guy Verhofstadt

We cannot put off the difficult decisions for another day, another generation. -Jodi Rell

Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation. -Ernie Fletcher

Education is the investment our generation makes in the future. -Mitt Romney

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic. -James H. Douglas, Jr.

Throughout the world, terrorists are actively seeking their next recruit. Alarmingly, terrorist organizations are increasingly targeting school-age children as the next generation of terrorists. -Pat Roberts

These are challenging times at home and around the world. We will have to work together in a bipartisan spirit and with our international partners if we are going to achieve progress and peace now and for future generations. -Susan Collins

If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe. -Jim Talent

While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis. -Trent Lott

The highly motivated young people who comprise the backbone of our military force truly are taking their place as one of America's greatest generations. -Trent Lott

Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation. -Conrad Burns

I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation, probably. To win the war on terror, you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense, I regret to say, basically, this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary. -Chuck Schumer

We must ensure that today's seniors' benefits are rock solid and find a solution that fixes Social Security for the next generation that is just entering the workforce. -John Thune

We must work together to save and strengthen Social Security not just for my father's generation but also for my daughters' generation. -John Thune

Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources – and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future. -Alberto Moravia

A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men. -Amy Lowell

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one – absolutely no one – is above the law. -Leon Jaworski

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare. -Kenko Yoshida

It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up. I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying. -Hussein of Jordan

In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA. -Gregory Bateson

Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next generation has to create it anew. -Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided too. -Tom Hanks

There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants. -Daniel Akaka

The President has no real plan to address the fiscal challenges arising from the retirement of the baby boom generation, let alone a plan to fix Social Security. -Jack Reed

Politicians all too often think about the next election. Statesmen think about the next generation. -Linda Lingle

Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants. And we begin to retire in 2008. -Lindsey Graham

Our work is before us. It cannot be passed to future legislatures and must not be passed to future generations. May we boldly seize the moment with singular unity. And may we build a Texas of unlimited possibility. -Rick Perry

If we intend to provide a better life, and a better world, for future generations, we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them. -John Kasich

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there's too much guilt. -Phil McGraw

My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds. My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent. They're both first-generation Americans. -Susan Lucci

I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds. -Nelly Furtado

Families don't make projects for five years, they make projects for generations. -Achille Maramotti

If you look back today over the last 25 years, it is a fact that we have had a progressive degeneration of our intelligence community in general; in particular in the field of human intelligence. -Paul Bremer

We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The nation is a community. Community of individuals, community of generations. -Aleksander Kwasniewski

The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring lasting legacies for generations yet to be born. -Hun Sen

The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements – liberty, peace and prosperity – as a given. -Jan Peter Balkenende

Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as, today, we remember our forefathers. -Roh Moo-hyun

Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations. -Yasser Arafat

I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences. -LeVar Burton

There is good news in the data the strongest support for priests is to be found among the younger generation. -Andrew Greeley

He plants trees to benefit another generation. -Caecilius Statius

We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word. -Charles Spurgeon

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom. -Anthony Kennedy

The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation. The work of freedom is never done. -Anthony Kennedy

The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations – Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others – were natives of Europe and America. -David Ben-Gurion

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed. -Julius Sterling Morton

In 2005 we have a once in a generation opportunity to deliver a modern Marshall plan for the developing world. -Gordon Brown

Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions. -Sunil Gavaskar

Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about. -Tori Amos

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. -Ronald Reagan

We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology, their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life. -Theophrastus

Every generation is equidistant from God. -Leopold Von Ranke

No art that is not in the end understood by the People can live or ever did live a single generation. -Frank Norris

A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation. -Jose Ortega y Gasset

We, the generation that faces the next century, can add the solemn injunction 'If we don't do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable.' -Petra Kelly

I think that one of the nice things about the Yellow Submarine movie is that it seems to be perennial. People enjoy watching from each generation. And it was like the Beatles themselves. You know the Beatles seem to find new audience each time another generation comes along. -George Martin

I think the biggest problem in the world is that we have a generation of young people, and maybe two, who don't think it's going to get any better. -John Denver

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. -George Orwell

Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth; let a people loving freedom come to growth. -Margaret Walker

I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war, and in particular my generation's part in it. We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class. How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring? -Simon Raven

Well I'm a third-generation musician. My Grandfather's a musician and my father and mother were both musicians and so I'm a musician. It was just natural that I should be a musician 'cause I was born into the family. -Sam Rivers

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. -William Alexander

Young people in my generation were sort of in lockstep, and it wasn't just the '40s, either. In the '30s and in the '50s it was the same. No one ever dropped out unless he got sick or got kicked out. -John Knowles

I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did. -Francis Schaeffer

Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting. -Francis Schaeffer

It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race. -Emily Murphy

I don't like giving names to generations. It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning. -Ian Williams

Most of my friends between 21 and 31 are at different stages of figuring out what the hell they are going to do with their lives. It's a big part of our generation. What is the next step? -Orlando Jones

Being spokesman for a generation is the worst job I ever had. -Billy Bragg

We believe democracy to be the only real guarantor of stability and we have sought to create a 'Jordanian model' that might also inspire others in our region. I wish democracy and peace to be my legacy to my people and the shield of generations to come. -Hussein of Jordan

We believe that peace is not just signed papers, but rather a contract between generations for the building of a more promising and less threatening future. -Hussein of Jordan

Industrial opportunities are going to stem more from the biological sciences than from chemistry and physics. I see biology as being the greatest area of scientific breakthroughs in the next generation. -George E. Brown, Jr.

My generation had to be taken seriously because we were stopping things and burning things. We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers. We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved, everything moved with us. -John Hughes

My friends and I took songwriting very, very seriously. My hero was and still is Bob Dylan, but also people like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell and that whole generation. -Kazuo Ishiguro

I do feel part of that generation of people who were rather idealistic in the '70s and became disillusioned in the '80s. Not just about social services issues, but the world. -Kazuo Ishiguro

I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories. -Connie Stevens

Change will come slowly, across generations, because old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false. -E. O. Wilson

On my US tour maybe three out of 30 shows there was an Elvis impersonator in the crowd but that's it. I usually get younger fans, and those that come that are of an older generation end up walking out because it's too loud. -Lisa Marie Presley

Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting to achieve their rights – compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years during which they were bought and sold on the market. -Cynthia McKinney

Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation. -George Pierce Baker

Demography is changing us as we are older societies, we're living longer. How the generations balance each other out, how that affects education and health care. -Howard Baker

Anyone of my generation who tells you he hasn't 'done Brando' is lying. -James Caan

It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration. -Edsger Dijkstra

APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums. -Edsger Dijkstra

Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom. -Friedrich August von Hayek

There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they've been brought up in the computer and information age. -Gerald Griffin

Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a family. -Sister Parish

Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation. -Kenneth Koch

I can assume that the younger generations will no longer know what vinyl was. Maybe some kids will take their CD back to the shop, telling the shop owner they have a faulty disc and if they could please get a new one. -Mike Rutherford

There is a rising generation in this country who do not know God because of a general decay of religion. -Arthur Middleton

In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being. -Robert Louis Stevenson

The question we all face is what sort of culture we will live in for the rest of our lives and then hand on to the next generation – one that embraces these most basic of values, or one that collapses because of their absence. -Tammy Bruce

The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it. -Simon Wiesenthal

I think the tree is an element of regeneration which in itself is a concept of time. -Joseph Beuys

It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world. -George Whitefield

In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them. -Marie Louise

Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born. -Fiona Shaw

Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never born of spontaneous generation. -Henri Poincare

These kids are the future of the National Football League. They're the next generation that will be playing high school football, NCAA football, and some even to the pros. -Troy Vincent

The new generation of consoles has as much power to do the kind of games that we do as the PC does. -Will Wright

The console games, as they come out with this new generation, will have a temporary advantage in price performance, but there are still many things you can do on a PC, more conveniently than you can do on a console machine. -Will Wright

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock. -Ben Lindsey

I think it's time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother. -Derek Luke

It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry. -John Phillips Marquand

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. -Max Planck

Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in. -Phil Crane

I'm trying to bring a new generation into the musical theater and to create a new audience. -Jerry Herman

Further, the next generation of terrorists will grow up in a digital world, with ever more powerful and easy-to-use hacking tools at their disposal. -Dorothy Denning

Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation? -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Unfortunately, the young generation, who I believe have their own place in the sun like I had mine; but I wish it was possible there were other ways to have them understand this music was here before they came, and the reason that it was here. -Ruth Brown

It was this society and culture that among other things – including economic opportunities here and repression in Europe – attracted subsequent generations of immigrants to this country. -Samuel P. Huntington

My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that environmental preservation and restoration are a critical part of the legacy we leave to future generations. -Sue Kelly

But there is a need to explore ways we can preserve the promise of Social Security for future generations. -Sue Kelly

From day one our next generation system will run all our exsisting software – so that gives us a head start. -Trip Hawkins

I'm not saying that more performance wouldn't be better – all these technologies are going to get better – that's the difference between first generation and second generation. -Trip Hawkins

With our next generation hardware, polygon rendering will probably be an area we'll get more heavily into. -Trip Hawkins

Right, different generations come along, and discover the music, I think. -Wanda Jackson

Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation. -Ronnie James Dio

Why shouldn't future generations and young Americans have the choice to earn a higher rate of return? Why shouldn't they be able to own their own Social Security so that Congress can't spend it on other things? -Ken Mehlman

We're all like little ants who scurry around with the materials that are at hand right now. Each generation finds new materials. Its just evolution, isn't it? -Beth Orton

When the generation after me started getting on the cut, a lot of them would call me over to hang out or go jam and scratch and they were always separate from each other. -Eric San

I think I'm the most positive guy still going in my generation, and I'm out there to prove that. -Luther Allison

I'm optimistic that we are actually seeing the opportunity of a generation being created in this. -Peter Mandelson

Rock is young music, it is youth oriented. It just speaks for a generation. -Ruben Blades

One of the things I want to do as an artist is to connect generations. -Isaac Hanson

I was raised with those principals and values and ethics that came out of the men and women that served. But this generation doesn't quite know; they haven't been tested. -Jack Scalia

It has always seemed to me a pity that the young people of our generation should grow up with such scant knowledge of Greek and Latin literature, its wealth and variety, its freshness and its imperishable quality. -James Loeb

I realized then that the generations may change but the strength of our nation remains solid. -Jane D. Hull

When Kenny first came to me, I think he was thinking of making a nice little folk record, but in my opinion, folk music had come to an end and I felt he needed to go to the next step, the next generation. -Jim Messina

May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks. -Joseph Lancaster

I can't think of any more important issue. If we get this right, we'll not only preserve our landscape for future generations we'll be able to generate I think more investment and more job opportunities in the inland and we sure as hell need those jobs. -John Anderson

Schultz is not a Nazi. I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of goodness in any generation. -John Banner

I never got away from the war. Not because I was obsessed with it in those years, but because it was the event of my generation and I started out covering it so I stayed with it. -Neil Sheehan

You might like it as a joke or because you liked it then, but there isn't a whole new generation discovering Wham!. -Rob Zombie

Every ten years there is a new generation of actors. -Barbet Schroeder

But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool, though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers and professors of this generation think and say so. -Donald Cargill

That generation of Germans, along with volunteers from Denmark, Holland, even England and the Free India division and so on, we Europeans were alert and awake to the danger of Bolshevism. -Ernst Zundel

If bringing up the next generation is important, why aren't they the best qualified, the best paid? Why aren't we as concerned about their career progression as we are about those who work in the education or health services? -Estelle Morris

Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times. -Florence Ellinwood Allen

The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving. -Florence Ellinwood Allen

Moreover, from reforming the tax code to our immigration system, to commonsense legal reform, President Bush put America on notice that he will continue fighting to make the country, and the world, a better place for future generations. -Jim Sensenbrenner

Sanctification is not regeneration. -Matthew Simpson

This scepticism is the same scepticism I heard a generation ago in the USSR when few thought that a democratic transformation behind the iron curtain was possible. -Natan Sharansky

I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations. -Tom Allen

San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind. -Gavin Newsom

I, like many members of my generation, was concerned with segregation and the repeated violation of civil rights. -Joseph Stiglitz

Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance. -Albert Claude

Hence, within the space of two generations there has been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions toward the women working in their trades. -Florence Kelley

And the political system is changing rapidly in this country, and we better realize that. The elephants or donkeys are not what younger people look to. They look at individual candidates' philosophy, and I think it's a different time and a different generation. -Richard M. Daley

It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also that they should have this promise to all generations. -Thomas Goodwin

This nation is never finished. It has to be re-created in each generation. -Lee H. Hamilton

With Star Wars fans, there's so much enthusiasm, and it's a completely different generation now. -Peter Mayhew

A whole new generation is looking at the videos, and going to the video shop and buying the re-release of the complete trilogy, which you can buy at a reasonable price. -Peter Mayhew

In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see how past generations of Americans dealt with the loss of their countrymen in just causes. -Virginia Foxx

My father was an immigrant from Russia and my mother was first generation. -Arthur Rock

Social Security is a program that should be strengthened and preserved for future generations. -Diane Watson

With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world. -Jerry Costello

As Members of Congress and people of conscience, we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history, and ensure that future generations know what happened. -Jerry Costello

Medicare and Social Security have created the healthiest and most financially secure generation of senior citizens in American history. -Jim Walsh

Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic. -John A. Logan

Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there's always a new generation with new music. -Bobby Vinton

Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants. This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll of the next 20,000 generations. -David R. Brower

Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste? -David R. Brower

People come from a certain generation and a certain whole way of looking at things, and you really do become a prisoner of your own world. -Matthew Shipp

Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit. -Anthony Braxton

All social workers want is to get everyone involved in a programme. Because a programme provides full employment for three generations of social workers. And they mess up. -David Eddings

In the over two centuries since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, millions of Americans have bravely served our nation in uniform so that all generations can continue to enjoy those same liberties. -Doc Hastings

As long as every generation rises to its challenges and stands up in defense of liberty – as Americans have done in the past and as our men and women continue to do today – our nation will remain free and strong. -Doc Hastings

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation. -Alan Autry

I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era. -David Amram

I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature. -David Amram

When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers. -David Amram

Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs. -Greg Walden

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths. -Greg Walden

I told them I would work to strengthen and secure Medicare for generations to come, and I told them I would fight for a new prescription drug benefit under Medicare. -Mike Rogers

The forces that are in play on climate change essentially revolve around the generation of power, the transportation of goods and services and people, and the sorts of materials that we use to fuel the whole of our civilisation. -Peter Garrett

From education by the Church to education by Germanic value is a step of several generations. -Alfred Rosenberg

Ambient Devices develops a new generation of consumer electronic products. -David Rose

I have two children. I have a daughter 29, and a daughter four. They are 25 years apart, so you speak about generations and I must tell you, I have a philosophy and that is every 25 years I'm going to sire another child. -Burt Ward

Our hope is to deliver an incredibly fun and compelling game that will give the fans more than what they've been waiting for, and show a whole new generation of gamers how much fun it is to live the life of a pirate! -Sid Meier

I was raised in a time where children were still seen and not heard basically, so I think a lot of us in my generation went the other way and just tried to be as much more liberal and open and we're still paying for it. -Blythe Danner

I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late, but I guess in my generation it was all right. I had plenty of other interests and I didn't do only tennis. -Jana Novotna

I've been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me. -Jimmy Smits

A characteristic of older folksongs, in most cases, is that we don't know their composers or authors. Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind. They were passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation. -Tom Glazer

First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights. -Cliff Stearns

Specifically, I am concerned about the long-term condition of Social Security. I am committed to ensuring that current beneficiaries and those nearing retirement face no reduction in benefits, while preserving this vital program for future generations. -Cliff Stearns

I really have a generation gap about modern clothes. -Julie Harris

I've led this empty life for over forty years and now I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery will continue for at least one more generation. -Larry David

For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners learned to despise black people. -Linda Chavez

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo. So we're echoing what's been done way in the past. -Walter Salles

I remember being awed by it – the uniqueness and nicety of style – and I suspect I was a bit jealous because we were more or less of the same generation. -George Plimpton

And what's fascinating in The Ten Thousand Things is that although there's time, an inexorable time of the three generations of lives, actively present, but place is the time, time doesn't really have to do with simply the human experience of it. -Robert Creeley

As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River Congressional task force, I have long sought to preserve the river's health and historical multiple uses, including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife, for the benefit of future generations of Americans. -Ron Kind

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity, because they simply are not preparing for retirement now. -Scott Cook

All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation's art form. -Estelle Parsons

As major orchestras around the world are gripped in various kinds of crises and upheaval, we need to be sure that we are bringing up this new generation. -James Levine

Genetics is about how information is stored and transmitted between generations. -John Maynard Smith

I think that new communications are wonderful and I am delighted to be a part of the Internet generation. -Judy Collins

I maintain that if there is such a thing as a true and honest environmentalist, it's people like Slim and hopefully me, who have been caretakers of the land all our lives, along with the generations before us. -Wilford Brimley

Hopefully, generations after us will continue to protect, preserve, and look after this wonderful land. -Wilford Brimley

But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity. -Felix Bloch

It's like this – these five members have been influenced of course by other groups, because that's where this generation's groups came from – an environment like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and The Who. People like that. -Alice Cooper

I'm going to go out and get everybody together and say I think we ought to protect this for generations to come. Now, let's get down to work and walk the land and talk about the conflicts and get everybody involved. -Bruce Babbitt

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come. And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation President since Theodore Roosevelt, and I think he's done it. -Bruce Babbitt

When you're a caregiver, you need to realize that you've got to take care of yourself, because, not only are you going to have to rise to the occasion and help someone else, but you have to model for the next generation. -Naomi Judd

I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today. -Penelope Keith

I think I have always tried to do the smaller films. I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film. But I think now, Hollywood's movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so… I love going back and forth. -Sigourney Weaver

Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life. -Kevin Costner

Hardly any generation wants to take the whole of the last generation, it just wants to take its best bits. -Ninette de Valois

We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations of Americans without privatizing this important program. -Richard Neal

Maybe at this stage in my career, it's from that younger generation that I have most to learn. -Diana Rigg

I can't think of anything specific growing up that pointed me toward NASA at all. I was interested in the Moon landings just about the same as everyone else of my generation. But I never really thought about being an astronaut or working in space myself. -Laurel Clark

When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor – a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside. -Roger Bannister

When a new generation watches the films, people might mention that it has improved their lovemaking. I guess it's because it isn't threatening. It was very sweet and delicate. -Sylvia Kristel

My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don't even know about, which is really sad. -Amber Tamblyn

The difference between my generation of actors and their generation is that they were bigger than life. We are not bigger than life. -Bruce Dern

Going out in Paris was like going out in the '30s dressed like the Andrews Sisters. It was everything I'd seen in books at my grandparents' house, only it was our generation. -Christian Lacroix

We must oppose programs that would take food from the mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people, and we must do it… for the children. -L. Neil Smith

As for AIDS, it's a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population; in the next generation it's a quarter; after that it's a childhood disease. -Larry Niven

It's a younger generation running the show, and I miss the generation we had in the '70s. They were really very honorable guys, like Neal Bogart and Bill Graham, people who will never be around again. -Peter Criss

I've always said, since I got to know him and wrote about him, that he's the generation he least appeals to is his own and I think in many ways he was born middle-aged and that's become apparent in recent years. -Anthony Holden

I know if I were in your generation I would be really tired of seeing Sophia Loren as a sex object. -Katherine Dunn

You can try to reach an audience, but you just write what comes out of you and you just hope that it is accepted. You do not write specifically to a generation. -Leon Uris

I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there's some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that's really important to us, and music is all we've really got. -Missy Elliott

A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology. -Robert Trout

Your generation and mine have had very little real experience; we've been severed from the direct experience of war by some very good things. By the end of the draft, and by the defeat in Vietnam. -Michael Ignatieff

You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people's lives. -Ian Botham

It's very important for men to look downward, to the next generation. -James Hillman

I think there is a generation gap. I personally look forward to, as our generation becomes the leaders, you are gonna see a change, and I think hopefully gay marriage will be a part of that country. -Vanessa Kerry

Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument. -Leon Kass

We are enmeshed in a lineage that came from somewhere and is going to make way for the next generation. -Leon Kass

One of the things we want to do is find ways, first, to impress these parents how important it is to have children in a situation where they can respond to them and, second, to bring intergenerational relationships into play. -C. Everett Koop

So what are we given? We're also given, my generation, the disillusionment of our parents. -Jewel

Correcting it, I don't know; just shedding the light of day on it is a first major step, being one of the earliest generations not to just accept the words. -Paul Kantner

I think that we have a responsibility to make certain that we are fiscally responsible in order to assure, frankly, future generations don't have to pay our bills. -Carol Moseley Braun

The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything. -Carol Moseley Braun

Well, I grew up around the magazine and was part of a generation that was embracing our sexuality. -Christie Hefner

Now we're getting a whole generation of kids who have never had a football team in L.A., so they don't miss it and don't ask for it. It becomes self-perpetuating. They don't know what they're missing. -Leigh Steinberg

Jewish persecution is a historical memory of the present generation and people fear it in the present day, and that's why those references are so much more powerful. I just understand that better now. -Gregg Easterbrook

The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration. -Carol P. Christ

Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution. -Robert Casey

In this generation, the issue pressing that question on our consciences is the issue of abortion. -Robert Casey

There is a wealth of twentieth century music that is being re-discovered by a generation that hasn't heard it. -Helen Reddy

I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad? -Tom Clancy

After 1929, so many people had been traumatized by the stock market crash that there was a lost generation. -Ron Chernow

There is not that much of a generation gap these days. -Chris Frantz

I was surprised by the response of young people because there is a perception that those younger than the 1988 generation are not interested in politics. -Aung San Suu Kyi

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada. -George Murray

If we had, we would have realised sooner that Indigenous organisations are sometimes not the appropriate channel for programmes to help the stolen generations, because many of them play little part in Indigenous associations. -Malcolm Fraser

Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generations people in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help. -Malcolm Fraser

Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services – some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention. -Malcolm Fraser

We are seeing healing among the stolen generations, and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people to make their distinctive contribution to our national life. -Malcolm Fraser

When the painting is hanging on your wall for a long time, you don't notice it. You get tired of it, even if it's a Picasso. When the next generation inherits the painting, they sell it. I don't want to be sold. -Julio Iglesias

The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder and beauty that it brought previous generations. -Robert Caro

Transferring successfully to the next generation means producing work that's as good as or better than the work of the first generation that founded the agency. -Jay Chiat

Formation of a new race takes place when, over several generations, individuals in one group reproduce more frequently among themselves than they do with individuals in other groups. -J. Philippe Rushton

They say the death of a parent puts you in time because that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death: you're next. I don't buy it. -Bruce Jackson

After a big war a nation doesn't want another for a generation or more. -Edward Grey

Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build. -Ferdinand Mount

In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem. -John Doolittle

We owe at least this much to future generations, from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth. -Maurice Strong

As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today's workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system. -Steve Israel

I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans. -Steve Israel

Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films. Those with an accent are bad guys. -Max von Sydow

Whole generations have forgotten history. -Pierre Salinger

We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics. They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy. -Thom Gunn

New gene pools are generated in every generation, and evolution takes place because the successful individuals produced by these gene pools give rise to the next generation. -Ernst Mayr

It was then, I think, that I discovered that the best way of bringing a medieval subject home to my generation was not to be medieval in its treatment. -Laurence Housman

The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling. -William Irwin Thompson

I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were. -Lena Horne

Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition, and I think that they rediscovered the film. -Norman Jewison

But the history of the changes produced by a universal idea is not a history of changes in the individual, but of changes brought about by the successive efforts of millions of individuals in the course of many generations. -Lafcadio Hearn

War is not the quintessential emergency in which man has to prove himself, as my generation learned at its school desks in the days of the Kaiser; rather, peace is the emergency in which we all have to prove ourselves. -Gustav Heinemann

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great – far too great – expectations. -Gustav Heinemann

I've heard though that there is a younger generation of tonal French composers who are reacting with vigour. -Gavin Bryars

It's the same thing now. When I go onstage the young people scream and holler as much as the older generation. -Etta James

Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves. -Arrian

It would be wrong to assume that one must stay with a research programme until it has exhausted all its heuristic power, that one must not introduce a rival programme before everybody agrees that the point of degeneration has probably been reached. -Imre Lakatos

What I tell these young people is, the world is not as dangerous as the older generation would like you to believe. Anyone I know who has ever taken a risk and lost a job has ended up getting a better one two years later. -Jonathan Kozol

With artists of my own generation there was at first no group identity – and never a clique. -Kenneth Noland

We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house. -Moshe Dayan

I had no new ideas on the physics we might learn, and I could not compete with the younger generation. -Jack Steinberger

I was a TV junkie as a kid. I am the Sesame Street generation. -Darren Aronofsky

As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants. -Gustav Stresemann

Nothing in the reporting of a nation's history could so mislead the younger generation as to represent great events in such a way that they appear to have happened as a matter of course. -Gustav Stresemann

The stone which Jacob consecrated at Bethel the generation of the living continues to anoint, paying the tithes which of old he vowed to the house of God there. -Julius Wellhausen

I have had much to learn from Sweden's poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation. -Knut Hamsun

My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church. -Leverett Saltonstall

When I get my hands on painting materials I don't give a damn about other people's painting… every generation must start again afresh. -Maurice de Vlaminck

Every generation tries to put its doctrine on a high shelf where the children can not reach it. -Walter Rauschenbusch

There's so much talk about the drug generation and songs about drugs. That's stupid. They aren't songs about drugs; they're about life. -Cass Elliot

I'm in my 10th generation of TV critic now. -Geraldo Rivera

It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics. -Geraldo Rivera

A theater is being given over to market forces, which means that a whole generation that should be able to do theater as well as see it is being completely deprived. -Vanessa Redgrave

One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam. -Akhmad Kadyrov

We accelerated our capital spending in the fourth quarter, particularly in international and next-generation network deployment, which should not only sustain future revenue growth but also drive significant cost reductions across all communications services. -Bernard Ebbers

Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages. -Hervey Allen

That's maybe the most important thing each generation does, is to break a lot of rules and make up their own way of doing things. -Jackson Browne

You can take as much as you can from the generation that has preceded you, but then it's up to you to make something new. -Jackson Browne

Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people. -James Bovard

For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed. -Whittaker Chambers

The little religion that I have clung to-that what matters most is the continuity of life, and its improvement from one generation to another. -David O. Selznick

This generation of filmmakers is very good. They're seasoned, for some reason. -Dennis Farina

Today jazz is still very much alive. Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians. -Toots Thielemans

The employment laws are completely unrealistic. You cannot overcome that in only 10 years. It will take at least another generation before young people are properly qualified. -Helen Suzman

It's American Alternative radio stations that bug me. We're considered Alternative, but don't expect us to be played next to Blink 182 and Offspring. We're hardly of that generation. -Thurston Moore

It's amazing how fast generations lose sight of other generations. One of the first things the young composers who come to work with me say is that they want to write music people will like, instead of gaining their credentials by being rejected by the audience. -Carlisle Floyd

After all, the universe required ten billion years of evolution before life was even possible; the evolution of the stars and the evolving of new chemical elements in the nuclear furnaces of the stars were indispensable prerequisites for the generation of life. -John Polkinghorne

For over 15 years, through the clean coal programs of the Department of Energy, the Federal Government has been a solid partner, working jointly with private companies and the states to develop and demonstrate a new generation of environmentally clean technology using coal. -Tim Holden

I think the younger generation, the people poised to dominate the workforce, are more socially conscious. They are more demanding in terms of environment and how that environment contributes to their life. -Helmut Jahn

In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked. -Carl Clinton Van Doren

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice. -Elihu Root

I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation. -Georg Baselitz

It's hard to compare actors from different generations. -Kim Hunter

Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations. -Mikhail Bakunin

I'm a huge Groucho fan. There were some great comic minds that would transfer into any generation, and Groucho is certainly one of them. -Joe Rogan

The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together. -Neil Young

Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people. -Steve Chabot

Television has dried up for my generation, so it's plays and films. -Michael Gambon

I had seen the films out of World War II, the great 82nd Airborne, the 101st, and all of those of you in the greatest generation and the service that you had provided. -Hugh Shelton

Whether the prayer of Seneca was granted we do not know; but, as we do not again hear of Marcus, it is probable that he died before his father, and that the line of Seneca, like that of so many great men, became extinct in the second generation. -Frederic William Farrar

In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies. -Stephen Sondheim

There are generations who watch Doctor Who together. -Sarah Sutton

And I'm so excited to remind people and even gain new fans who find out about Dharma – a new generation who could find out about Dharma and enjoy her and all the characters on the show. -Jenna Elfman

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological, and hence cultural, revolution in generations. -Lawrence Lessig

Most of the suicide hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, a place not lacking in wealth. But due to rapid population growth, the wealth per capita has fallen by about half in a generation. -Keith Henson

The information that is passed from person to person and from generation to generation is the primary factor that gives humans a competitive advantage over other animals. -Keith Henson

Genetic studies in Iceland have found that many of the women who were the founding stock of Iceland came from England and what is now France. Some were probably captured and carried off in Viking raids only 40 generations ago. -Keith Henson

People repeat behaviour that leads to flooding their brains with pleasurable chemicals. The short-term reward loop acts over hours to years, and the long-term reproductive success loop over generations. -Keith Henson

Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing, but the inexorable succession of generations requires that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed. -Garrett Hardin

German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice in our generation the lands of German neighbors. -James F. Byrnes

The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations. -Joseph Pulitzer

Things change in different countries as people grow, and as generations change. -Shannon Elizabeth

It took us a long time to find out that we had been lied to by our parents' generation. The moralities that were followed during our parents' generation were basically arbitrary. This caused a rift between the two generations, which was brought on by the beatniks. -Peter Fonda

You say that you hope I will be recognized as the best novelist of my generation. I want you to know now and know completely that that would mean to me absolutely nothing. -Jean Stafford

I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united in a way known only to that generation. We belonged to a common cause-the war. -Gene Tierney

I took on the sins of everybody, of a generation, really. -Christine Keeler

Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations. -Ron Lewis

From a generation that came of age during the Great Depression, millions of our country's best and bravest took up arms in a worldwide struggle against tyranny. -Steve Buyer

Hemingway seems to be in a funny position. People nowadays can't identify with him closely as a member of their own generation, and he isn't yet historical. -Leslie Fiedler

I'm interested in themes that endure from generation to generation. -David Guterson

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom. -Steve Buyer

The young generation has a different curiosity that is more visual. -Jurgen Klinsmann

Without significant reform, the Social Security Administration will be legally and financially unable to pay full promised benefits within a generation. -Ron Lewis

It's not good enough to give it tender, loving care, to supply it with breakfast foods, to buy it expensive educations. Those things don't mean anything unless this generation has a future. And we're not sure that it does. -George Wald

As a first generation Jewish American, I have witnessed firsthand Jewish immigrants who have come to this Nation in order to create a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations. -Jan Schakowsky

And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense. -Daryl Hannah

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem European countries face where second and third generation immigrants still do not consider themselves French, German, or English. -Bobby Jindal

There is a whole generation of people who are going to see movies or watch TV who don't want to work. -Bill Sienkiewicz

So the Negro race has continued, and today is the day of the Negro as far as the world is concerned. They have influenced the generations of time; they have mixed their blood with many peoples, until there are many peoples not able to hold the priesthood. -Warren Jeffs

I think we're the first generation to successfully integrate American society. -Ted Rall

Obviously all of us have thought about Vietnam, particularly in my generation in Australia that were part of conscription and fought there. Our friends came back, forever changed. So there were a lot of questions. -Phillip Noyce

I forever felt that I've fallen right between the crack of way too young for the first generation of classic rock 'n' roll and too old to be brand-new. It's hard. -Paul Westerberg

Because the truth is, today's immigrants, as they have for generation after generation, work the longest hours at the hardest jobs for the lowest pay, jobs that are just about impossible to fill. -Luis Gutierrez

I'm not of this generation. -Charles Manson

Despite its enormous power and wealth, China's ruling elite remains absolutely petrified that the free flow of information will undermine its political legitimacy, particularly among China's younger generation. -Tom Lantos

For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country. -Spencer Bachus

There was a generation of people who moved here to make something of themselves. They had to really struggle and created really something on their own apart from a lot of attention. It was a really exciting time here. -Arto Lindsay

The death tax punishes the American dream – making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations. -Kit Bond

According to the Small Business Administration, more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not survive through the second generation, and 8 percent do not make it to a third. -Kit Bond

Every few generations there are people who come along that change the way we look at the world, for musical enthusiasts Monk is one of these individuals. -John Conyers

By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn. -Elijah Cummings

I used to think that all my Wings stuff was second-rate stuff, but I began to meet younger kids, not kids from my Beatle generation, who would say, We really love this song. -Paul McCartney

You know, I come from six generations of college graduates. -Julian Bond

I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you'd have to knuckle down. A lot of people in our generation did that. They didn't drop out and run away. -Julian Bond

Of course, I'm drawn to a place like Iraq because It's the biggest story of our generation. -Joe Sacco

I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank's music. It's not an easy task because It's not ever going to be plastered all over the radio for the masses. -Dweezil Zappa

A whole generation of young whites have involved themselves with traditional Negro music. -Archie Shepp

Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and opportunity and the value of education more than 7th or 8th generation Americans. -Malcolm Wallop

Every generation renews itself in its own way; there's always a reaction against whatever is standard. -Sol LeWitt

We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished. -Eamon de Valera

Generally the younger generation are not hard working. They will have to put in more effort to achieve results in tournaments. most of them can perform well but they cannot deliver when they play abroad. -Jahangir Khan

I am going to produce a movie of my own. I am not going to stick to the time-tested formulae of Hindi cinema. I want to make a film for the present generation. So there will be a lot of new faces in the film. -Kabir Bedi

It's a song that we sing after we win a Test match. We sing it after every one-day series win. It's been passed down through the generations. It's the culture of the Australian team. -Ricky Ponting

It's a struggle but that's why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again. -Audre Lorde

I grew up in kind of the last generation of Canadians who thought things that were happening in Britain were more important, almost, than what was happening in Canada. And my mother was fervently of that opinion. -Robert MacNeil

Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more. -Stokely Carmichael

If you assume that it was a valid experiment, then its disintegration reveals a very substantial part of what has been found since then, including the fact that you can get heat generation at high temperature. -Martin Fleischmann

I think all those actors from that generation, like Bogart – they were wonderful actors. They didn't act. They just came on and they did it, and the characters were wonderful. -Anthony Hopkins

I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize. This is about the third generation for me. And when kids that small recognize me, it really pleases me, very gratifying. -Dick Van Dyke

And I think of that again as I've written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that – you know, I come from a generation that wasn't – didn't have a lot of food. -Joan Collins

And we have not found any generational gap at all. If he wants to go a football game, he goes. If I want to go to a fashion show, I go. We don't have to do everything together. But we like doing most things together. -Joan Collins

Our mothers' generation fought so hard to change things and we're the first generation to benefit. And now you get girls in their twenties who say they're not feminists. -Kristin Davis

Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting. -Martin Sheen

I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class. -Roger Ebert

In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations – at least forty years. -Aleksandr Lebed

We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come. -Earl Blumenauer

When the target audience is American teenage kids, you can have problems. My generation prized really fine acting and writing. Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles which underpin great visual comedy. -John Cleese

How much will you give for the lives of your childrens children, which is yourself? How much are people willing to give up for air, earth, water, animals, and the coming generations? I think the answer to that is pretty clear. -Lynette Fromme

My sister and my brother, of whom I have not spoken before, were considerably older than I; it seemed almost as if we belonged to different generations. -Pierre Loti

This generation has given up on growth. They're just hoping for survival. -Penelope Spheeris

Through first-class education, a generation marches down the long uncertain road of the future with confidence. -Wynton Marsalis

My daddy expected that my brothers and I and our generation would make the world a better place. He had lived in an America of continual social progress. -Wynton Marsalis

There really have only ever been a few people in each generation who step out, are willing to put themselves on the line, and risk everything for their beliefs. -Wynton Marsalis

I have absolutely no idea what my generation did to enrich our democracy. We dropped the ball. We entered a period of complacency and closed our eyes to the public corruption of our democracy. -Wynton Marsalis

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. -Thomas Sowell

Like a baseball game, wars are not over till they are over. Wars don't run on a clock like football. No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic that this had to be explained to them. -Thomas Sowell

I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society. -Lech Walesa

Thinking in generations also means enabling our young to have a decent standard of living. -Paul Tsongas

That sense of sacredness, that thinking in generations, must begin with reverence for this earth. -Paul Tsongas

My father's generation gave to my generation a land of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance. -Paul Tsongas

It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced. -Tom Brokaw

The young very seldom lead anything in our country today. It's been quite some time since a younger generation pushed an older one to a higher standard. -Wynton Marsalis

There was a big question as to whether or not different generations have grown up differently. -Melissa Joan Hart

In Finland, we learned quite a lot from our own civil war. The wounds were visible when I was a boy, but my generation went into the Second World War and it united the Finnish nation, so I do not see any more wounds. -Harri Holkeri

We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the arctic refuge for future generations, and that is why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years. -Lois Capps

Mrs. Parks' act of brave defiance rocked the foundation of American society and inspired generations of civil rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every American facing legal discrimination in this country. -Kendrick Meek

Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

What is our vision on this earth – war to the end of all generations and life by the sword? -Moshe Sharett

I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled in our generation without deceit and adventurism. These are historical facts that cannot be altered. -Moshe Sharett

As patients and consumers, we are better informed today about our health care than any previous generation. -Patricia Hewitt

My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative tax on small businesses and family farms that, in many cases, families have spent generations building. -Todd Tiahrt

I think for writers who write that kind of stuff, they want to make changes. Look at Kris Kristofferson and Dylan. I mean, whole generations come along liking that stuff and that's great. -Lee Hazlewood

This generation should entertain this generation. It's only fair. When I was a kid, I mowed the lawn. Now, somebody else's kid can mow the lawn. -Tom T. Hall

Sarah will talk to me about someone and I don't know who she's talking about, but if she talks to my mother, the two of them will know exactly – and across several generations, too. -Prince Andrew

The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents. -Belva Lockwood

Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends. -Kenneth Anger

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers. -Lewis Mumford

Parents who wonder where the younger generation is going should remember where it came from. -Sam Ewing

My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses. -Camille Paglia

We are the generation that brought the bomb in. We have got to be the generation that should take it out. -Martin Sheen

Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. -Coretta Scott King

Today's younger generation is no worse than my own. We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are, but nobody listened to us. -Al Capp

Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood. -R. W. Apple, Jr.

Everything's so repressive now – it's the No generation. You can't do anything, you can't eat anything, you have to abstain. -Michael Douglas

It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history. -Renata Adler

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors. -Jim Morrison

Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further. -Soren Kierkegaard

Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money? -Earl Wilson

What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim. -Susan Griffin

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species! -Patrice Leconte

History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth. -E. L. Doctorow

If we care about the children, the grandchildren, the future generations, we need to make sure that they do not become the cannon fodder of the future. -Helen Thomas

It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions. -John Ciardi

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations. -James Madison

I like to do theater and hopefully be effective. Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation, can't do it. They don't have the chops. -Jeffrey Wright

It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false. -Pierre Bayle

Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations. -Anna Garlin Spencer

If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world. -Claude Pepper

Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars. -Henry David Thoreau

Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before. -Owen Chamberlain

There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people. -Wilma Mankiller

I'm very proud of Space 1999. Its success paved the way for other sci-fi shows to follow. My hope is that the DVD release will help it reach a new generation of fans. -Martin Landau

The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it. -Mike Huckabee

If our country is serious about reducing our dependency on foreign oil, we need to get serious about mobilizing the infrastructure necessary to distribute and dispense the next generation of fuels. -Bart Gordon

The death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation. -Jennifer Dunn

Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation. -Gertrude Stein

We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance. -Arthur Capper

I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation. -Donald Trump

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. -Lois Wyse

We are the first generation of human beings to have substantial insights into the origin of our cosmos and of human life in it. -Arthur Peacocke

Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days. -Gloria Steinem

Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist. -Olive Schreiner

Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age. -Frank Pittman

What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them! -Henrik Ibsen

I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism. -P. D. James

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made. -Bill Cosby

My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known. -Ronald Reagan

Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers. -Ron Paul

Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense. -Arthur Hays Sulzberger

I think one of the nicest things that we created as a generation was just the fact that we could say, 'Hey, I don't like white people.' -Nikki Giovanni

The creation of a world view is the work of a generation rather than of an individual, but we each of us, for better or for worse, add our brick to the edifice. -John Dos Passos

As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal. -Max Beerbohm

The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero. -Maxwell Anderson

The modern minds in each generation are the critics who preserve us from a petrifying world, who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers. -Edith Hamilton

Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes. -William Gilmore Simms

The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation. -Woodrow Wilson

The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. -Jean Piaget

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny. -Jimmy Carter

The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity. -Henry Clay

The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation stones for an edifice to be built by future generations, the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity. -Thomas Mann

Haldeman is the only man in America in this generation who let his hair grow for a courtroom appearance. -Mary McGrory

Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state. -Ira Gershwin

I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution, but my most significant concern has to do with whether my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased. -Judy Chicago

Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience… from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Everybody's saturated with the marketing hype of next-generation consoles. They are wonderful, but the truth is that they are as powerful as a high end PC is right now. -John Carmack

This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem. -Judy Davis

For a generation, terrorists learned they could make war on free nations without fear of war in return. On September 12, the terrorists got war in return. -Ken Mehlman

It's shortsighted not to view the education of a future generation of Americans as a priority for all Americans. -Mel Martinez

After a Polish Pope, whose country was first to be invaded by the Germans in World War Two, we now have someone from the generation drafted at the close of the war. -Horst Koehler

In general, everyone wants to work and work more. But in fact, when a young generation has sufficient capability then we should create conditions for them to work. -Nong Duc Manh

If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America. -Ron Dellums

Everybody knows they're on the Obama team: There isn't vice presidential vs. presidential division, there's not a generational pull. People have internalized that this is a real moment in history. -Rahm Emanuel

I've always had great respect for Paddington because he is amusingly English and eccentric. He is a great British institution and my generation grew up with the books and then Michael Horden's animations. -Stephen Fry

Maybe our generation is more about sex, but it feels like romance is dying out. -Orlando Bloom

It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations. -Douglas Coupland

It does not have to be that the greatest generation is behind us. It does not have to be that our children will have a lower standard of living. It will be that way if we choose to believe that. I choose not to believe that. -Glenn Beck

You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it. And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means – We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt. -Mike Pence

The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses. -Diane Wood

There is no more reason to think that they expected the world to remain static than there is to think that any of us holds a crystal ball. The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses. -Diane Wood

But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people. -David Axelrod

Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year. -Simon Cowell

The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off – we do not have to stand for this. -Bono

So another challenge for our generation is to create global institutions that reflect our ideas of fairness and responsibility, not the ideas that were the basis of the last stage of financial development over these recent years. -Gordon Brown

I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices. Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for me and so many other women in my generation. Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law. I thank them for their inspiration and also for the personal kindnesses they have shown me. -Elena Kagan

I want to work with the teachers' union. But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first and we are letting down a generation of California children. It's not acceptable. -Meg Whitman

I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation. -Andrew Cuomo

For the baby boomer generation, a home is now seen not as the cornerstone of advancement but a ball and chain, restricting their ability and their mobility to move and seek out a job at another location. -Mortimer Zuckerman

If Iran becomes a nuclear weapon state it is the end of non-proliferation as we know it. If Iran gets a nuclear weapon you are likely to see Saudi, Egypt and other countries follow suit and we will bequeath to the next generation a nuclear arms race in the world's most unstable region. -Liam Fox

Let the message go out – a new generation has taken charge of Labour which is optimistic about our country, optimistic about our world, optimistic about the power of politics. We are optimistic and together we will change Britain. -Ed Miliband

I come from a generation that suffered school lessons in portacabins and crumbling hospitals. I tell you one thing, for the eighteen years they were in power the Tories did nothing to fix the roof when the sun was shining. -Ed Miliband

The new generation of Labour is different. Different attitudes, different ideas, different ways of doing politics. -Ed Miliband

Every American born today owes $43,000 to the federal government the day she or he is born. And we are transferring a tremendous amount of debt to the new generation, much of it owed to overseas creditors who expect to be repaid by our children with interest. -Mark Kirk

In Europe the parents are included as with children. All three generations are together. I'm thinking of Italy. You go out on a Sunday afternoon and the whole family is there. -Dana Delany

The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate… we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just. -John F. Kennedy

We don't have a prayer of defeating the Red Threat of our generation without a long boom of almost unprecedented duration. -Mitch Daniels

I think singing traditional country is wonderful, because I'm bringing it to my generation and to the younger kids. -LeAnn Rimes

We're saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who've already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation. -Paul Ryan

I can't stomach the thought that we are passing down to the next generation a country that is less viable, less good, less competitive, less compassionate than the one we got. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won't be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

But look, I was born in 1956, the peak year for births in US history. I think I'm very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and, by and large, people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time. -Tom Hanks

I'm a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love – and it being more important and special than anything and everything else. -Emma Watson

I feel bad for the kids that are in school right now and the young people all across America who don't realize that the grownups who are supposed to be running this country are the verge of leaving them as the first generation of Americans worse off than the generation before. -Marco Rubio

But here's what I would tell people of my generation. I turn 40 this year. There isn't going to be a Social Security. There isn't going to be a Medicare when you retire. Forget about what your benefit is going to look like. There isn't going to be one if we don't make some reforms to save that program now. -Marco Rubio

Like a lot of Irish households we read a lot of Irish history. It was almost Soviet, raising the next generation with a mythic view of their history. -Fiona Shaw

The Indian economy grew at 5.5 percent, but if you look at the last 30 years – for example, 1960 to 1985 – the progress made by East Asian countries was phenomenal. In a single generation they had been able to transform the character of their economy. They were able to get rid of chronic poverty. -Manmohan Singh

I'm an independent. I'm a centrist. A new generation is arriving that has grown up with a multiplicity of choice in every aspect of their lives, and yet politics is the last place that they are told that they should be satisfied with a choice between brand A and brand B. It doesn't fit the way they think. It doesn't fit the way they live. -John Avlon

This generation… they have a different attitude. Instead of sitting and watching something, they want to be a part of it – they're very hedonistic and sensual. -Steve Wynn

That's why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, having fun, enjoying the same music. Hip-hop is not just in the Bronx anymore. It's worldwide. Everywhere you go, people are listening to hip-hop and partying together. Hip-hop has done that. -Jay-Z

We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all. -Wangari Maathai

I would argue that we have a generation of young people, particularly minorities, who are no longer putting up with the kinds of things their parents put up with. They're much more self-confident. It's no longer acceptable to make fun of people because of race or sex. But it has always been present in American society. -Donna Shalala

President Abbas, you've dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That's what we should aim for, and that's what I believe we can achieve. -Benjamin Netanyahu

I am telling you that I am very grateful and am so proud of you for being a symbolic generation that is calling for change to the better, that is dreaming for a better future, and is making the future. -Hosni Mubarak

Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history. -Dinesh D'Souza

Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind. -Calvin Coolidge

You're talking about a younger generation, Generation Y, whose interpersonal communication skills are different from Generation X. The younger generation is more comfortable saying something through a digital mechanism than even face to face. -Erik Qualman

Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don't wanna move out. They don't want to and they don't have the means to sustain it. That's where my heart is and that's what I think about all the time. -Ice Cube

But the point is to get a whole new generation of people and people in general more re-engaged in news, and this has happened a lot since September 11th of course. -Walter Isaacson

I came up during the 'Star Wars' generation and that was sort of the thing I plugged into much more. It was a little before my time and I think it was sort of grappling with these intellectual ideas that were a little advanced for my young mind. At the time. But now I have a much deeper appreciation for it. -Zachary Quinto

Look, you've got a generation of people coming along who are going to form their own new relationship with the idea of supporting the causes that they care about or changing the world. And these people are not going to do it the way our parents do it. -Edward Norton

I think a lot of people of my generation are discomfited by the assertion of neutrality in the mainstream media, this idea that they're the voice of God. I think it's just honest to say, yes, you know where I'm coming from but you can fact-check anything I say. -Rachel Maddow

Gay people – generally speaking – have a responsibility to our own community and to future generations of gay people to come out, if and when we feel that we can. -Rachel Maddow

The whole slacker generation totally didn't apply to us musically. -Dave Grohl

We've been around for almost three decades now – there's about three generations of Bon Jovi fans. -Richie Sambora

Can I just tell you, I think it's the most beautiful thing about young people today, it gives me so much hope for the future, that they don't really recognize race the way my generation does. -Viola Davis

It is statistically proven that the strongest institution that guarantees procreation and continuity of the generations is marriage between one man and one woman. We don't want genocide. We don't want to destroy the sacred institution of marriage. -Alveda King

'Niggy Tardust' is the voice of a generation, a generation that does not define itself simply by what it's born into. -Saul Williams

I've been blessed. I grew up and played and worked and created with the Freddie Mercury, the Jimi Hendrix, the Keith Richards, the John Paul Jones of my generation. -Steven Adler

With lower start-up costs and a vastly expanded market for online services, the result is a global economy that for the first time will be fully digitally wired-the dream of every cyber-visionary of the early 1990s, finally delivered, a full generation later. -Marc Andreessen

I'm getting more towards that point where I'm ready to kind of pass the torch on and see the next generation succeed behind me. -Angela Ruggiero

For generations, Americans who aren't rich have been generous and admiring of their wealthy compatriots – want a country where people who work hard can succeed, where the same rules apply to everyone. They expect to have their own shot at getting rich. But increasingly, they are seeing that the game is rigged. -Dee Dee Myers

The next generation of innovators, who need neutrality the most, are not at the bargaining table. They're hard at work in their labs or classrooms, dreaming of the next big thing, and hoping that the Internet is as open to them as it was to the founders of Google. -Edward Felten

Great numbers of Asian Americans do not fit the model minority or 'tiger family' stereotypes, living instead in multigenerational poverty far from the mainstream. -Eric Liu

Republicans say they want citizenship to truly mean something. Let's be equal-opportunity about it and test everyone, including those very Republicans and others whose forbears came here generations ago. -Eric Liu

I had heard so much negative talk about our generation, that we're slackers and young fogies, that I knew wasn't true of the people I know. -Eric Liu

Are things getting better with each generation? Yes. It's quite interesting to be living in these times, for me to witness an African-American being elected president. It's quite extraordinary. -Lenny Kravitz

I feel like we were the last generation, and there's this big divide before and after the 1990s. I feel sorry for the kids today. It's all too much. -Chloe Sevigny

I belonged to the generation that grew up under National Socialism, and was blinded and led astray – and allowed itself to be led astray. -Gunter Grass

There is something about this generation living now, that we don't accept death. -Elena Anaya

I wouldn't say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren't relevant to modern life, it's just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly. -Jamie Oliver

A lot of people in this country right now are living with multiple generations under one roof, struggling to make ends meet. -Martha Plimpton

It's not so weird that four generations are living together under the same roof and trying to make it work. It's how a lot of people in this country are living right now. -Martha Plimpton

I'm showing the younger generation your career doesn't have to be over when you're 16-years-old. -Nastia Liukin

In Sweden, I went to an English school, where there was a mishmash of people from all over the world. Some were diplomatic kids with a lot of money, some were ghetto kids who came up from the suburbs, and I grew up in between. There's a community of second generation immigrants, and I became part of that because I had an American father. -Joel Kinnaman

I look at it this way: the WNBA is 13 years young. I think eventually women will get to that point, maybe in my daughter's generation, where their salaries will be similar to men's. But we're still starting off, like, where the NBA was back in the 1950s. -Candace Parker

It was quite a European war until 1917, when the Americans joined up. They don't have the same sense of the loss of innocence and the cataclysmic loss of life. A whole generation was wiped out. -Tom Hiddleston

I pray every day for my little girls. It's hard out there for the younger generation. -Angie Harmon

Marginal tax rates are the lowest they've been in generations, and all we can talk about is tax cuts. -Patrick McHenry

The 'We Have Overcome' generation has run out of intellectual creativity but refuses to leave the political stage. -Manning Marable

This generation is so dead. You ask a kid, 'What are you doing this Saturday?' and they'll be playing video games or watching cable, instead of building model cars or airplanes or doing something creative. Kids today never say, 'Man, I'm really into remote-controlled steamboats.' -Jack White

On 'Sufferer,' I'm talking about the younger generation that has no other option for success than to find a gun somewhere. I try to appeal to them: 'I know you a sufferer, but it doesn't mean that you can't or shouldn't expect any better.' It's a lot different than from what I usually say, like, 'Get busy, shake that thing.' -Sean Paul

I've always loved hip-hop, since I was a kid, that's the music that I loved. I think everyone of our generation kind of fantasized about hip-hop in some ways. -Joaquin Phoenix

I would vote against raising the national debt ceiling. Again, this is about mortgaging the future of unborn generations of Americans. It's a form of taxation without representation. I don't think we can do that. -Mike Lee

When I was young I was one of the second generation of black people in Holland. My father was the first. My mother was white, and living with a black man at that time and having a how-you-say half-caste boy is not easy. -Ruud Gullit

As a result of Title IX, and a new generation of parents who want their daughters to have the opportunities they never had, women's sports have arrived. -Sheryl Swoopes

Official motto of the White House economic team: Those who can, do. Those who can't, fantasize in the classroom, fail in Washington and then return to the Ivy Tower to train the next generation of egghead economic saboteurs. Life is good for left-wing academics. Everyone else pays dearly. -Michelle Malkin

One of the most special things about the city of New Orleans is how diverse a people we really are. There's been a new generation of individuals that have all grown up together, so I don't really see myself as a White mayor. I've never seen New Orleans as a Black city. -Mitch Landrieu

I launched The Emeril Lagasse Foundation to provide culinary training, and developmental and educational programs to children in the cities where my restaurants operate. I think everyone has a responsibility to give back to the community if they can, and to help future generations learn new skills. -Emeril Lagasse

The premise of 'The Originals' are places that have been open 50, 60, 75, 100 years or longer that are still doing it right that maybe a lot of people, particularly the younger generations, have not even thought about. -Emeril Lagasse

Jeff Smith was the Julia Child of my generation. When his television show, 'The Frugal Gourmet,' made its debut on PBS in the 1980s, it conveyed such genuine enthusiasm for cooking that I was moved for the first time to slap down cold cash for a collection of recipes. -Alton Brown

Well, I was in the generation of CDs, so when I moved to L.A., I think I probably brought my Shania Twain 'Come on Over' CD and that's about it. -Julianne Hough

I did go to Wellesley, a women's college. And I am of a kind of strange generation which is transitional in terms of women who wanted to go out and get jobs. -Madeleine Albright

There have been great champions in every generation. -Andy Roddick

My generation is under-entertained. -Dave Chappelle

My studio is a laptop. Everybody I work with is the same. We make computer music, we're the laptop generation. -David Guetta

Fortunately, right now 'entrepreneurship' is one of the business world's biggest buzz words and so many young people in our country are looking up to this new generation of CEO's as their modern day rock stars. Whenever you have that effect, it makes the job of promoting entrepreneurship much easier. -Daymond John

My parents were of the generation who thought they were the children of a free Czechoslovakia, the only democracy in central Europe. -Madeleine Albright

There's a new generation of entrepreneurs in the Valley who have arrived since 2000, after the dotcom bust. They're completely fearless. -Marc Andreessen

There's a whole generation of women who never really heard the word investment before, when it came to fashion. They've been buying things because they were cheap. -Michael Kors

It's important to understand that oil and renewables do different things. Wind and solar are for power generation, so they don't replace oil. About 70% of all oil produced is used for transportation fuel. Renewables are good projects, but they don't get us off of foreign oil. -T. Boone Pickens

I think these days a lot of the younger generation feels that the world owes them something. But you've got to get off your backside and you've got to do all the crap stuff, too. -Jay Kay

My generation have had it good, and I am really troubled by what we have done with it. -Jeremy Paxton

We've unveiled the most comprehensive reform budget people have seen in a generation. -John Kasich

But it was also the best mistake I've ever made, because what it did was hopefully allow a whole new generation to make up their own minds about Scientology and for that I make no apology. -John Sweeney

I'm going to become the best-remembered artist of my generation by staying away from the party as often as possible. That way, people will remember me, not because I was great, but because I didn't cause them any later embarrassment. -Julian Cope

This whole generation of parents – I'm guilty of it too – does too much for their kids. -Julie Brown

I always say, 'Man, the Creator is preparing me for something. He's keeping the sun on me for some reason. He's keeping me aligned with that generation.' Because I genuinely love people, I love hip-hop, and I love using it as a tool to communicate and to create a better vibration. -Doug E. Fresh

We can either continue to collectively stand on the sidelines and debate what is causing autism and if it is an epidemic or we can get on the field and start addressing the real problem – a generation of children with autism. We are not focusing enough on prevention, treatments and support services. -Jenny McCarthy

When I go to my live shows it's often a multigenerational audience, a family bonding experience. -Al Yankovic

So the experts think we could have an AIDS-free generation in Africa by 2015, even if the mothers are positive. -Alan Cumming

My parents' generation's benchmark was simple: Fat Equals Bad. -Arabella Weir

I think the new generation is much more demanding about respect for the environment than we have ever imagined. -Carlos Ghosn

I feel that my father's greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights, social justice, the economy and everything. -Caroline Kennedy

It's going to take generations of gay people marrying before these things start to feel natural. We haven't had it long enough to remake it as our own, so it does feel like you're getting dressed up in straight drag to do it. -Dan Savage

The evidence that I see around me in society indicates that not only is thinking very much out of favor, but I'm not sure that the last couple of generations – Generation X and Generation Next, or whatever you want to call them – even know what a thought is, having been raised to be women. -Dave Sim

A generation ago, or two, when there were three channels, plus PBS, and when you needed – when you needed 15 million people to make a living, the media could focus on the broad country. And most people had no choice about getting political information. It was there at 6:30 whether you wanted it or not. -David Frum

We can't afford to sacrifice another generation of American children to bureaucratic politics. We've got to get it done. The future, the health, the life – our nation depends on it and it's just foolish to think or act otherwise. -LeVar Burton

This wired generation is kind of cool. -LeVar Burton

It is absolutely no accident that the peace and reconciliation, and indeed the economic progress, that eluded us generation after generation for hundreds of years, has at last come to pass in an Ireland where the talents of women are now flooding every aspect of life as never before. -Mary McAleese

All my life I believed I became an athlete through my own determination, but it's impossible to think that being descended from slaves hasn't left an imprint through the generations. -Michael Johnson

Tonight, we reclaim our country so that we can pass on to future generations the freedoms and the opportunity that we have inherited from those who came before us. -Alan Nunnelee

Tonight we send a message to our party that here in Illinois, there will be a new generation of Republican leaders and we will fight to provide a better tomorrow for future generations. We've made clear the status quo is no longer acceptable. -Adam Kinzinger

When I was nine I spent a lot of my time reading books about the history of comedy, or listening to the Goons or Hancock, humour from previous generations. -Paul Merton

My parents gave up a lot to bring me up in the little house on the prairie, and I wasn't prepared to make those sacrifices, nor was the generation before me and the generation after. -Tony Parsons

I do tend to look back to my parents generation and think wow! what a great way to be, to live with one person for a lifetime, to bring your kids up in these really solid families. -Tony Parsons

I've been pitching a show of five female stand-up comedians through the generations, from Phyllis Diller to Amy Schumer, so when I got an e-mail asking me if I would participate in the Women in Comedy Festival, I was thrilled. -Wendy Liebman

The biggest change we have to tackle that's out there is that we're digging the hole deeper and deeper and spending is totally out of control. And that's something that, quite frankly, is affecting future generations. You're giving a lot of debt to them and you can't keep doing it. It's not helping anybody. -Jon Runyan

I don't know anything more piggish – I don't know anything more un-American than saying, 'Oh, I'm worried about my own little handout or my own little program or my own little economy and we'll kick this can down the road and let some future generation deal with it.' -Todd Rokita

The promise of America has always been that if you worked hard, had the right values, took some risks, that there was an opportunity to build a better life for your family and for your next generation. -Mitt Romney

I think my parents were immigrants, you know, so I guess I would be first generation. Growing up in California. -Phillip Lim

So many people of my generation all grew up with that shock theater package on television of 'Frankenstein,' 'Wolfman,' 'Dracula,' 'Mummy,' all the Universal stuff. -Rick Baker

My mother is Greek and my father is Bulgarian. I am a first-generation American and native Los Angeleno. I was born and raised in Hollywood. -Rita Wilson

I have 5 children of my own. They are bilingual, like most second and third generations. But they speak primarily in English and they couldn't find anything on television that represented who they are in this country. -Robert Rodriguez

My grandfather was born in India and three generations of my family served there. -Rupert Everett

To be appreciated by a whole 'nother generation of fans, all of a sudden discovering you, it's kind of what I did with the classic bands I love – the ones that influenced me. -Scott Weiland

I want to be able to talk about changing the world through your actions and being a generation that is aware and a force to be reckoned with – and at the same time be dancing. -Taylor Hanson

I feel like I am a real artist and I want to be able to feel what I am singing about. So when I sing, 'Leave (Get Out),' I have been through that. I think it is just a new generation, whether people are ready for it or not. Teenagers are dating. -JoJo

In my generation, except for a few people who'd gone into banking or nursing or something like that, middle-class women didn't have careers. You were to marry and have children and be a nice mother. You didn't go out and do anything. I found that I got restless. -Julia Child

I hate organized religion. I think you have to love thy neighbor as thyself. I think you have to pick your own God and be true to him. I always say 'him' rather than 'her.' Maybe it's because of my generation, but I don't like the idea of a female God. I see God as a benevolent male. -Julia Child

I find more people want to eat a little less. My generation, we're all watching our figures. They want to go to the bar and eat a few snacks, have a couple of cocktails or glasses of wine, and go home. People don't sit down at the table and have a whole three or four courses. -Todd English

We got Martha Stewart legitimizing homemaking for her generation, and then there's this return to being interested in all things home, lifestyle, and food again. I think this generation is less about the frills and more about the flavor of things. -Nadia Giosia

In my generation, history was taught in terms of grand figures, men on whom the destiny of the nation hinged, quintessential heroes. -Barry Unsworth

I think one of my father's great legacies is the people that he inspired and the generation that he inspired transformed America through civil rights, women's rights, equal justice, and they've passed that on to their children and grandchildren. -Caroline Kennedy

The most enduring legacy of President Barack Obama is going to be a new generation of leaders standing up for liberty. -Ted Cruz

My dad came from Cuba when he was a teenager not speaking English. And I grew up here speaking Spanglish. That's the world in which I grew up, and that's a world in which a lot of second generation immigrants find themselves. -Ted Cruz

We wonder if we will be the first generation in American history to leave our children with fewer opportunities and a less prosperous nation than the one we inherited. -Paul Ryan

Before, I guess, mum and dad were everything, but now, in my case, I had two new girls and all of a sudden they're completely dependent on you and there's a third generation. It's a funny shift all of a sudden. You have the babies, you have yourself and then you have your parents. -Roger Federer

Music is not supposed to be nationalist. It is supposed to surpass language barriers. It is about generations communicating with each other. -Simon Le Bon

In real life there are indeed black people who have been in the middle class for generations, but in entertainment it's as if they don't exist. -Stephen Carter

My mother was a terrific force in my life. Wartime-generation woman, hadn't gone to university but should have done. Was very funny, very verbal, very clever, very witty. -Ian Hislop

Even all the top players going to Europe to play helps soccer in America, as do all the MLS players like Beckham and all that, they're trying to promote it. At the end of the day it's about getting the younger generation interested at an early age so most of them will move on and play. -Ian Rush

There are many women who came before me who didn't really have the same opportunities that I have had. That's why I always wanted to be a great ambassador – not only today's generation – but for the women who really didn't have a voice, but who paved the way for me. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

One's teachers all belonged to that generation who were imperialists, and the whole narrative throughout my adolescence was of countries leaving the empire. I find it extraordinary that this purpose which drove how we viewed the world is now considered to be something that has no effect upon us. -Jeremy Paxman

Brooklyn, when I was growing up, was awesome. It was stoopball and stickball – a lot of kids… the baby boom generation were all in the area. It was just a really great place. -Jerry Doyle

My first generation of young readers now have not only children, but some of them have grandchildren to whom they're introducing their old passion. -Diane Duane

One thing that was passed on from generation to generation in my family, over seven generations in 200 years, was never give up. That's the way we live. -Nik Wallenda

Sometimes, reading a blog, which I do infrequently, I see that generations of Americans have been wilfully crippled, and can no longer spell or write a sentence. -Alice Walker

A first-generation fortune is the most likely to be given away, but once a fortune is inherited it's less likely that a very high percentage will go back to society. -Bill Gates

It's sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves. -Billy Graham

I don't need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation. -Billy Graham

The White House isn't the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation. -Joe Biden

I want to be the bridge to the next generation. -Michael Jordan

I think I'm part of a generation of crime writers all of whom woke up independently and recoiled with horror at the fact that we'd chosen this very conservative genre. -Laura Lippman

For generations, people have come to U.S. shores to seek opportunity. It's what my grandfather did a century ago, when he came to Seattle, and worked as a houseboy just one mile from the Washington State governor's mansion that I was privileged to inhabit for eight years. -Gary Locke

A John Updike is a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, if that generation is lucky: so comfortable in so many genres, the same lively, generous intelligence suffusing all he did. -George Saunders

There is one candidate in this election who will protect that dream. One leader who will fight hard to keep the promise of America for the next generation. And that's why we must stand up and make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States. -Susana Martinez

As my family story shows, Latinos have been a blessing for USA for many generations. The future of America depends in part on the success of the Latino community, and this opportunity is just one more signifier of that. -Julian Castro

I stand before you tonight as a young American, a proud American, of a generation born as the Cold War receded, shaped by the tragedy of 9/11, connected by the digital revolution and determined to re-elect the man who will make the 21st century another American century – President Barack Obama. -Julian Castro

My grandmother didn't live to see us begin our lives in public service. But she probably would have thought it extraordinary that just two generations after she arrived in San Antonio, one grandson would be the mayor and the other would be on his way – the good people of San Antonio willing- to the United States Congress. -Julian Castro

My family's story isn't special. What's special is the America that makes our story possible. Ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation. No matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward. -Julian Castro

In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. -Julian Castro

My grandmother's generation and generations before always saw beyond the horizons of their own lives and their own circumstances. They believed that opportunity created today would lead to prosperity tomorrow. -Julian Castro

And because he knows that we don't have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers. -Julian Castro

I know this president. And I can tell you that he cares deeply about the next generation of young women in this country – his daughters, and everyone's daughters. President Obama had the courage to stand with Sandra Fluke. Without hesitation, he defended her right to tell her story. -Nancy Keenan

No matter who you are, no matter what your color, creed, how you choose to pray or who you choose to love, that if you are an American – first generation or fifth – one who is willing to work hard, play by the rules and apply your God-given talents – that you should be able to find a job that pays the bills. -Cory Booker

Are you ready to fight for good jobs and and a solid level playing field? Are you ready to prove to another generation of Americans that we can build a better country and a newer world? Joe Biden is ready. Barack Obama is ready. I am ready. You're ready. -Elizabeth Warren

I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready. -Paul Ryan

A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare, for my Mom's generation, for my generation, and for my kids and yours. -Paul Ryan

My generation is having its midlife crisis in its 20s. -Edward Norton

Second-generation Hispanics marry non-Hispanics at a higher rate than second-generation Irish or Italians. Second-generation Hispanics' English language capability rates are higher than previous immigrant groups'. -Jeb Bush

It just blows me away that I am on, I don't know what generation of fans. -Patrick Swayze

Every generation of rock musician will understand that we wouldn't be anywhere without the support of teenagers buying the records. -Roger Daltrey

I've often heard the complaint from both Democrat and Republican voters alike that they hate the fact that politicians get into office and they – and they're fearful, they're fearful to make tough decisions because they think more about the next election than they do about the next-generation. -Scott Walker

Use your lives wisely, my friends, and conserve these precious freedoms for future generations. -Ted Nugent

For all their scare tactics, President Obama and Democrats have no plan whatsoever to preserve Medicare for future generations – or protect it for today's seniors and those nearing retirement. They did, however, cut Medicare by $700 billion to bankroll Obamacare. -Reince Priebus

Since Medicare is on track to go bankrupt in 2024, the de facto Obama Medicare plan is to rob it and watch it disappear, leaving future generations without any hope of receiving benefits and today's seniors with an unpredictable future. -Reince Priebus

My father told me abuse is generational. -Glenn Beck

I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice. -Kanye West

I am proud of the hip hop generation. They are good business people and, actually, good people. -Nikki Giovanni

I think eventually I want to become a teacher, like my father wanted to be, and hopefully positively influence the next generation. -Ann Curry

Some people accuse the new generation of being ignorant, maybe ignorant for the old generation, but it's a new language. -Domenico Dolce

I've an enormous respect for my mother who at the age of 39 raised three children, and I grew up with my grandmother in the household. And so it was a really strong household of women – my poor brother! It was great growing up with so many generations of women. -Cate Blanchett

Back, you know, a few generations ago, people didn't have a way to share information and express their opinions efficiently to a lot of people. But now they do. Right now, with social networks and other tools on the Internet, all of these 500 million people have a way to say what they're thinking and have their voice be heard. -Mark Zuckerberg

Education is the foundation for all we do in life, it shapes who we are and what we aspire to be. Creativity fuels innovation, and it's what all states should strive to instill in the next generations. -Jim Hunt

This November, with the re-election of President Barack Obama, this generation of Americans will ever expand upon the hope, the truth and the promise of America. -Cory Booker

Obama has built his public image around his ability to bridge divisions – racial, ideological or generational. And that was his reputation, even at Harvard Law School, where he was the first black president of the 'Law Review.' -Mara Liasson

Hardworking Americans are fighting every day to provide for themselves and their families, and leave a more prosperous country for the next generation. -Luis Fortuno

Once the fabric of a just society is undone, it takes generations to weave it back together. -Deepak Chopra

Democracy is something that you must learn each generation. It has to be taught. -Anthony Kennedy

If you watch animals objectively for any length of time, you're driven to the conclusion that their main aim in life is to pass on their genes to the next generation. -David Attenborough

All in all, for someone who was immersed in, fascinated by, and dedicated to flight, I was disappointed by the wrinkle in history that had brought me along one generation late. I had missed all the great times and adventures in flight. -Neil Armstrong

I think that there is a generational change, where new generations that have grown up always having access to the internet have a somewhat different view in terms of personal information and what needs to be kept private. -Marissa Mayer

The generation that migrated to the West in the 1970s or 1960s has now lived more in the West than India, and India has changed so much. My parents fall into that category. -Archie Panjabi

This is a generation weaned on Watergate, and there is no presumption of innocence and no presumption of good intentions. Instead, there is a presumption that, without relentless scrutiny, the government will misbehave. -Dee Dee Myers

I think documentaries are the greatest way to educate an entire generation that doesn't often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today. -Steven Spielberg

My generation was not only maligned in book reviews and attacked in graduate school but we lived to see our adored and adorable daughters wonder why feminism had become a dirty word. -Erica Jong

I was the girl who nobody thought would ever get married. I was going to be a fashion nun the rest of my life. There are generations of them, those fashion nuns, living, eating, breathing clothes. -Vera Wang

Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryout venues? -Margaret Atwood

Chicago '68 was a relatively small demonstration for its time, but I've talked to millions of people who claim they were there because it felt like we were all there. Everyone from our generation was there and was at Woodstock. -Bill Ayers

I know it's surprising, but there is a generation of people who haven't seen a Bond movie. They have no idea what it is. I want to entertain them as much as anyone else. -Daniel Craig

The things that inform student culture are created and controlled by the unseen culture, the sociological aspects of our climbing culture, our 'me' generation, our yuppie culture, our SUVs, or, you know, shopping culture, our war culture. -Gus Van Sant

Marine protected areas, and particularly no-take zones, are very effective in allowing regeneration of fish stocks. -Helen Clark

You have to have a canon so the next generation can come along and explode it. -Henry Louis Gates

Very few, if any, first-generation black or white or Asian kids will pursue a Ph.D. They'll pursue the professions for economic security. Many will go to law school and/or business school. -Henry Louis Gates

I've got what my ma had, macular degeneration, which you get when you get old. -Judi Dench

Once the cry and the cause of a generation of progressives to make America safer, fairer and cleaner, 'regulation' is now a dirty word in our politics. Even Democrats are quick to talk about cutting regulations; Republicans hate them with – how to put it? – evangelical fervor. -Jon Meacham

The rise of childhood obesity has placed the health of an entire generation at risk. -Tom Vilsack

In our generation, the role models were Gandhi and Nehru. We revered them. They were venerated personalities. I read almost every speech of Nehru. -Pranab Mukherjee

But I don't write about sex for today's teenagers. Or Doc Martens boots either. I'm more interested in exploring how exactly the world is run, which doesn't really change that much from one generation to another. -Nina Bawden

I'm from a generation of fantastic actresses. It's a big pool of really wonderful actresses, and so many of them we never even get to see on the screen anymore. -Karen Allen

It's a different era. Our job now is to show leadership and vision and to help the next generation of artists. -Karen Kain

Whatever comes next for this generation, that's going to be the greatest voice. -Clancy Brown

I don't find the technology threatening. A lot of people my age, my generation, find it difficult to immerse themselves. But I would never preclude the idea of using any technology if I thought it suited the end result. -Robert Smith

Like some kind of particularly tenacious vampire the short story refuses to die, and seems at this point in time to be a wonderful length for our generation. -Neil Gaiman

We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time – like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children. -Anne Lamott

My generation of bossy, confident, baby-boom women were something brand new in history. Our energy and assertiveness weren't created by Betty Friedan, unknown before her 1963 book, or by Gloria Steinem, whose political activism, as even the Lifetime profile admitted, did not begin until 1969. -Camille Paglia

What has been forgotten is that there were major intellectual breakthroughs in the 1960s, thanks to North American writers of an older generation. There was a rupture in continuity, since most young people influenced by those breakthroughs did not enter the professions. -Camille Paglia

My father belongs to the generation that fought the war in the 1940s. When I was a kid my father told me stories – not so many, but it meant a lot to me. I wanted to know what happened then, to my father's generation. It's a kind of inheritance, the memory of it. -Haruki Murakami

You know, I think of the global economy as an inverted triangle, resting on the shoulders of the American consumer. And if the American consumer cannot have enough disposable income in order to maintain a standard of living that creates more opportunities generation after generation, that's bad for everybody. -Hillary Clinton

Those powers that control the tent are not threatened at all by any activity that you engage in, in the shadows, that's not moving toward the tent. And I am rather convinced that we have a generation that is so preoccupied with life in the shadows, they never even focus on getting to the sunlight where you open up the big tent. -Jesse Jackson

The Nuclear Security Summit was President Obama's initiative born out of his vision to leave behind a safer, more prosperous world for the future generation. -Lee Myung-bak

Tax reform is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. -Max Baucus

A generation of children has been betrayed. -William Hague

When you look around right now, Nashville is kind of going through another changing of guard; you're watching the Martina McBrides and the Faith Hills and all of them that have been the big stars for the last however many years, and the next generation is coming in: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, those girls. -Callie Khouri

Bringing an end to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians may help the young Arab generation to realise their aspirations. Israel is more than willing to offer our experience in building a modern economy in spite of limited resources to the whole region. -Shimon Peres

In the Middle East, the conflict today is a matter of generations and not of cultures. -Shimon Peres

The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality. -Shimon Peres

The uprising in Egypt was initiated by the young generation. The uprising achieved two things. One is it made the lives of dictators impossible. Today, if you are looking for a safe job, don't become a dictator. -Shimon Peres

Our generation has taken to the cosmetic use of pesticides and I think, perhaps unwittingly, not fully understanding the dangers it represents to ourselves and, most importantly, to our children. -Dalton McGuinty

Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters – all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing. -David Petraeus

Italy has piled up huge public debt because the successive governments were too close to the life of ordinary citizens, too willing to please the requests of everybody, thereby acting against the interests of future generations. -Mario Monti

Well, I think when you come here and wave a Mexican flag in our face in a country that's giving a lot of these people an opportunity that they've never had before, I think a lot of Americans are insulted, whether they're first-, second-, third-, fourth- or fifth-generation Americans. -Henry Bonilla

But you see, our society is still trapped in this binary, black/white logic and that has had some very positive implications for our generation. It's had some very negative ones as well and one of the negative ones is that it creates enormous identity problems for people who have one black ancestor and all white ancestors for example. -Henry Louis Gates

Really, the values under which my generation was raised in the '50s were immigrant values even though we weren't immigrants. The greatest thing you could be was a college-educated Negro. -Henry Louis Gates

'General Hospital' was so massive in the 80s and that's when people my age or even younger watched that show. A generation grew up on that show, Luke and Laura, I came in on the cusp of that so there's still a lot of 'Frisco.' -Jack Wagner

We all grew up, our grandmothers and mothers had about three channels to watch, so we watched those soaps and now, a generation has grown up with the Internet and computers and video games. -Jack Wagner

All that self-expression has just created a generation of morons, hooked on an endless appetite for rubbish. -Vivienne Westwood

The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline… because you need to be alone to find out anything. -Vivienne Westwood

The first generation of CDs sounded terrible. Any chance to remaster would make the music sound better than what was already out there. -Lou Reed

Music's cyclical. There's always that next generation that always comes along. -Eric Church

Lucky individuals in each generation find technology appropriate to their needs. -Freeman Dyson

Never will the doctrine of spontaneous generation recover from the mortal blow struck by this simple experiment. -Louis Pasteur

Your environment doesn't define you. I don't have a lot of money, but I can help train people and I can talk to people. We can all be mentors to the next generation. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

The 2012 London Olympic Games fostered a generation of hope. I witnessed women participating for the very first time, representing every nation. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

The rise to prominence of the Saudi novel in Arabic is the great man-bites-dog of recent world literature. Saudi Arabia is a country without a free press, where European styles and forms are distrusted and where the female half of the population became literate only in this generation. -James Buchan

For 50 years, nuclear power stations have produced three products which only a lunatic could want: bomb-explosive plutonium, lethal radioactive waste and electricity so dear it has to be heavily subsidised. They leave to future generations the task, and most of the cost, of making safe sites that have been polluted half-way to eternity. -James Buchan

When William the Conqueror commissioned a great survey of his English realm at Gloucester in 1085, the result was a work so thorough, fair, dispassionate, and wide-ranging that it seemed to the succeeding generations to have come from another world. -James Buchan

I think with vampires, you can't really go wrong. For generations, vampires have been a hit because they're unobtainable, mysterious, sensual, dangerous, kind of sexy. -Ashley Greene

On becoming a mother, I sort of feel like every kid is my kid. I really do get that sense in a much more profound way that we all are a global community and we all have to band to try and give the children of our this generation whatever tools we can to go out into this world and try and make it a better place. -Sarah McLachlan

From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time. -Dave Grohl

The problem is that resuscitating old labels doesn't work anymore. I think it is very important to give hope to a new generation of designers, so that one day they really can put their own names out there. -Giambattista Valli

Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one's own genes in the generations to follow. -Lewis Thomas

South Central is just who I am. Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don't wanna move out. -Ice Cube

Yet, while producing increasingly selfish people, the mantra of the Left, and therefore of the universities and the media, has been for generations that capitalism and the free market, not the welfare state, produces selfish people. -Dennis Prager

We have a new generation of very rich people who want to do more with their money than buy a lot of expensive toys. They want to live meaningful lives. -Peter Singer

I feel like I'm a product of this generation where everybody listens to charts with diverse music. -Carrie Underwood

My own field of paleontology has strongly challenged the Darwinian premise that life's major transformations can be explained by adding up, through the immensity of geological time, the successive tiny changes produced generation after generation by natural selection. -Stephen Jay Gould

It's always great playing with other musicians. It's also a great situation where I'm the older guy, I've influenced generations of guitar players. -Ace Frehley

We have a complex system of government. You have to teach it to every generation. -Sandra Day O'Connor

I think we may be seeing the beginnings of a resurgence of civic-mindedness in this country. Hopefully the younger generations, which came out in record numbers during the last presidential election, will pass their enthusiasm on to their children. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Who's to say that there is any more support for Freud's psychoanalytic concept of the superego than there is for that old time religion that asserted that there is a God who ordains what is right and wrong, and that His righteousness endures for all generations? -Tony Campolo

Tina Fey is part of a generation of women who have changed the face of comedy at 'Second City,' 'SNL,' in sitcoms and in film. -Janeane Garofalo

During my travels in Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Europe and all over the United States, I have seen and heard the voices of people who want change. They want the stabilization of the economy, education and healthcare for all, renewable energy and an environmental vision with an eye on generations to come. -Michael Franti

I look at other members of my generation who have basically done one thing, and one thing well, and have been handsomely rewarded for it. -Billy Corgan

I was part of a generation that changed the world, and it was taken over by posers. -Billy Corgan

The amazing fact is that America is founded on a document. It's a work in progress. It can be tested by each generation. -Christopher Hitchens

I'm an older generation. -Martin Scorsese

I didn't realize there are generations who do not know about the origins of film. -Martin Scorsese

Led Zeppelin has been there through three generations of teenage angst. And there's a generation of kids now who won't know it, post-Linkin Park. -Robert Plant

It's a wonderful feeling to be a bridge to the past and to unite generations. The sport of baseball does that, and I am just a part of it. -Vin Scully

God knows why nobody ever learns from the preceding generation – but they don't. -Doris Lessing

Every generation of children has its private hero. -Arthur Smith

As Michigan's voice on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I will continue working to make sure the next generation of advanced technologies and alternative fuel vehicles are made right here in America. -Debbie Stabenow

I get the, you know, 'In my generation, we all had victory gardens, we all participated in this country's success.' It's that kind of sentiment that I hear from everybody, that we're all in this together. -Patty Murray

I think Serena Williams is the best tennis player of this generation, if not the best ever. It is amazing for her to be playing as well as she is at the age of 31. -Samantha Stosur

I think there will always be a particular generation of actors who… think that they're going to be replaced by robots. But certainly the emerging actors… understand that that's part of the craft. -Andy Serkis

More and more good actors are now transmigrating into the videogame space and playing roles there because it's where my generation of kids get stories from. -Andy Serkis

We have no desire to permanently rule over millions of Palestinians, who double their numbers every generation. Israel, which wishes to be an exemplary democracy, will not be able to bear such a reality over time. The Disengagement Plan presents the possibility of opening a gate to a different reality. -Ariel Sharon

I'm one of a generation brought up on television whose acting is more 'naturalistic', whereas with some of the older generation it's more heightened. But I think there's room for both styles. -David Oyelowo

The biggest novelty of 2013 will be new leadership in China. Very little is known about the views of the new leaders – who will rule the country for ten years. But we do know they're the first generation of Chinese leaders who have spent the majority of their lives in a China 'opening up' to the rest of the world. -David Miliband

I can't admit to myself that the creation of a Palestinian state won't happen. What I know is that with each passing year it gets more and more difficult to happen, not least because there is more and more bloodshed, generation upon generation. -David Miliband

It is our job, as members of parliament, to legislate with an eye to the long term future, to look over the horizon beyond the next election and ensure that as far as we can what we do today will make Australia a better place, a safer place, for future generations to live in. -Malcolm Turnbull

This is the first generation to grow up on Thatcher – it's a different ethos. It's money minded, and it's the cult of yourself. Now that's fine, except when it falls down, and you can't achieve your goals – through high unemployment, through the fact that you probably need inherited money to get anywhere. -Jane Campion

AARP knows the future is bright for a generation that's going to remain healthy and vital for 10, 20, 30, 40 more years. AARP has the information and resources people need throughout their process of reinvention. -Jane Pauley

We're going to live longer than our parents' generation, and there comes a point when you ask yourself, 'What am I going do?' You can only play so much golf. -Jane Pauley

Because our generation has waited so long to have babies, we feel we've 'discovered' something that women have been doing for thousands of years. I have no illusions that I will be in the same situation as the average working mother. I'm not trying to prove anything – I just want to have kids. -Jane Pauley

Most of us in the baby-boom generation were raised by full-time mothers. Even as recently as 14 years ago, 6 out of 10 mothers with babies were staying at home. Today that is totally reversed. Does that mean we love our children less than our mothers loved us? No, but it certainly causes a lot of guilt trips. -Jane Pauley

I think music influences fashion and has done so for generations. -Georgia May Jagger

At the end of the Middle Ages, nobody would ever have expected the monasteries to vanish from the scene within a generation – yet they did. Change does happen. -Rowan Williams

I came from a generation of actors for whom TV was taboo. -Alicia Silverstone

In the 21st century, I think it's fair to say, homosexuality is more accepted in Britain and it's wonderful that my generation has been able to grow up with that. -Dan Stevens

They say you can't study Kabbalah until you are at least 40 years old. You know why? You have to have experienced at least one generation making the same mistakes as the previous one. -David Mamet

It's hard for a Jew of my generation, an American Jew, who is philo-Zionistic, not to romanticize Israel. -David Mamet

When I began experimenting, people weren't ready for it. Once it's in its second and third generational stages, people can accept it. -Joni Mitchell

My family's lineage is five generations of artists who never made it. -Shia LaBeouf

I think, my generation, it's hard to have hope when you got a $700-trillion derivatives debt to pay and a bubble about to explode and $500 trillion worth of GDP. -Shia LaBeouf

My generation will actually be the first generation that is tamer than the one that came before it, and it will probably be poorer; less fun and less money. -Shia LaBeouf

In my parents' generation, rebellion was pop culture. It's not anymore. -Shia LaBeouf

You want to teach the next generation so they can learn a little bit faster and a little bit more so everything becomes that much better. -Cobi Jones

This future is ours to embrace. Whether we, the established generations, choose to accept that is in our court. -Rosario Dawson

I always thought of the zombies as being about revolution, one generation consuming the next. -George A. Romero

I always say, 'Man, the Creator is preparing me for something. He's keeping the sun on me for some reason. He's keeping me aligned with that generation.' Because I genuinely love people, I love hip-hop, and I love using it as a tool to communicate and to create a better vibration. Life is short. I guess I'm lined up for a reason. -Doug E. Fresh

They're a different generation, those kids; kids that are under the age of twelve. They're not that impressed by rock music, you know what I mean? They're like, it's cool and everything, but whatever. They're just as impressed by YouTube. -Frank Black

'Harry Potter' created a generation of readers in an era when kids could have disappeared into the depths of the Internet. That's no small feat. Every book series owes J.K. Rowling a debt of gratitude. -Gary Ross

Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the '50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future. -Gary Ross

I always wanted to be a young mom, but generations of women have worked so hard so we can have a career and wait to have children. So I say carpe diem – take advantage of that. -Brittany Murphy

America's Facebook generation shows a submission to standardization that I haven't seen before. The American adventure has always been about people forgetting their former selves – Samuel Clemens became Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac went on the road. If they had a Facebook page, they wouldn't have been able to forget their former selves. -Jaron Lanier

No matter what job you do, we all have a much different life than our parents had. My parents' generation had one job and then they retired. Now, people have many different jobs. -Kate Walsh

I don't want to live in a bubble, in my craft or in the world… I can't, I would be cheating myself out of my generation and the world we live in. -Diane Lane

I am of the very last generation who didn't have computers at school. As we grow old we'll become something of an aberration. -Steve Coogan

I really feel sorry for new generation. It's hard to find backbone. I never had crisis of identity. But I think many Americans have it. -Natalia Makarova

There are a lot of complaints by the older generation about the lack of action in this generation. My retort: give these people something to be engaged in. Cutting a check is not engaging. -Ben Rattray

The Jewish festival of freedom is the oldest continuously observed religious ritual in the world. Across the centuries, Passover has never lost its power to inspire the imagination of successive generations of Jews with its annually re-enacted drama of slavery and liberation. -Jonathan Sacks

This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom – the fear of God. -Ray Comfort

The more a nation gets into darkness, the more it's going to hate the light. The more it's going to run from the light. And we have a generation of people who have given themselves to darkness, and they've embraced atheism, because it gets them away from moral responsibility to God. -Ray Comfort

John Lennon was a musical genius. All I have to do is think of some of his songs and even the titles make me feel good… and I'm not the only one. His music has crossed cultures and even generations. -Ray Comfort

I began to understand the challenges that first-generation college students and students of color have in college. -Freeman A. Hrabowski III

A lot of the younger Indian generation are either IT geniuses or doctors – the number of doctors I've seen in L.A. who are Indian is just crazy. So it is a very common thing. Or an accountant! That again is a very, very big thing. -Freida Pinto

If you look at tennis, the girls have become much more attractive; they wear makeup. In my generation, you were a tennis player. It wasn't like you had to look a certain way. -Monica Seles

If children have an interest in nature, they will understand. I want them to become people who appreciate the consequences the next generation will suffer if we destroy our natural surroundings. So without a doubt, they need to learn that nature is vital to us by experiencing it. I want them to like nature and to climb mountains and so on. -Tamae Watanabe

I ask you, people who care about the soul of Ukraine, those who want to preserve the heart, the spirit and the faith of our country for future generations, to please defend it. -Yulia Tymoshenko

The Armenian Genocide is such a controversial and very sensitive issue because the Turkish and Armenian people disagree about the facts of what actually happened. I know how strongly Armenians feel about the Genocide, and how it's never been recognised. At the same time, I do not hold today's generation of people accountable. -Khloe Kardashian

A whole generation was raised to learn about comedy from 'The Simpsons.' To get to be in a booth with Homer and Marge and be in Springfield – it was unimaginable the emotions that I felt. -Jonah Hill

The Beat Generation – that term is even more familiar now, even more than say the '70s. Hype is built and established and people link it back to a certain generation, in this case the '40s and '50s. Now everyone knows that that group was the Beat Generation. -Garrett Hedlund

In the present time you don't really establish what you're going through, but after time it's declared something. Right now there could be some writers doing something expressing their thoughts in a whole different style that we're not aware of. This could be the 'in-between the notes generation.' -Garrett Hedlund

Every generation feels it has the problems that will destroy it. That's because we can perceive them a long time before we have the ability to fix them. -Peter Diamandis

It seems to me that we're in danger of losing sight of certain basic civic values in society by allowing the growth of a whole generation of people who really have no sense of attachment to society. -Alexander McCall Smith

I think the amazing thing about gospel music is that not only does it lift up the death and resurrection of our Lord, which is consistent with the Gospel, but it is uniquely communicated depending upon the generation. -T. D. Jakes

There is nothing I'm any more passionate than empowering the next generation. -T. D. Jakes

I love dancing in general and making girls dance. My generation doesn't do it enough. -Jean Dujardin

I feel like I'm part of a generation of people who are stuck in the past and are really self-absorbed. I mean, we're actually taking pictures of ourselves and posting them on Facebook, and keeping in touch with people that should have been out of our lives 15 years ago. -Diablo Cody

Yes, I was slightly outside everything when I was growing up. My mother jokes that I was exchanged at birth. She brought us up to have traditional values. She was absolutely not part of the '60s generation. -Janet McTeer

We eat as sons and daughters, as families, as communities, as generations, as nations, and increasingly as a globe. We can't stop our eating from radiating influence even if we want to. -Jonathan Safran Foer

The purpose of the Seder to my mind is to inspire conversations with your family about the human drama and hopefully transmit values to the next generation. I've always felt like this could be better. -Jonathan Safran Foer

You know, I'm part of that first MTV generation. -Alexandra Patsavas

My generation has left the globe in a mess. -Anthony Horowitz

It's so tough to get movies made in Ireland anymore. A whole generation of Irish filmmakers doesn't have the resources to get a movie made. -Ciaran Hinds

I don't think it's going to be possible for the next generation of writers to tell stories without telling stories about telling stories. -Dan Harmon

Actually, I think I'm part of the last generation to grow up believing in magic and fairies and believing I had powers – you know, lying on the ground and trying to have my spirit leave my body – which never happened; still working on that bit. -Alice Englert

Doesn't every generation feel like the one that's coming up behind them doesn't know how to grow up? I'm not sure if we're progressively getting worse or if your perspective shifts. -Jason Reitman

I would have loved to have been a footballer like my great uncle Matt Busby, but I knew quite early on that I wasn't going to make the grade. Luckily I was told by the age of 13 that I wasn't good enough. That's not a bad thing. You see this 'X Factor' generation of kids now who don't accept that they're not good enough. -Brendan Coyle

When I was on 'Dallas,' I was known to audiences of the '80s. And then when my sons, who are in their 30s now, were going to college, 'Dallas' was the cult thing to watch because it was being done on the soap channels, so a whole new generation saw it. And then I have the young fans that knew me from 'Step By Step' in the '90s. -Patrick Duffy

Over many generations, fortunes in the business world were made through buying and selling products in physical stores. Internet fortunes have been made buying and selling products online. -Marc Ostrofsky

No one doubts the enormity of the social challenges we face around the world but one critical element of our response must be the generation of new thinking and ideas. Yet creating the conditions that make this possible is not simple. -Simon Mainwaring

I'm Korean-American. Not Colombian. My parents are first-generation, and I'm like… in-between, because I moved over here when I was four or five. -Steven Yeun

I don't think France is a racist country, I really don't, but we do still have many problems with our immigrant past, and there's a shame that goes with that, that works both ways, in the host and in the post-immigrant generation. -Vincent Cassel

I always think about the next generation and creating a different blueprint for them. That's my goal: to let them know there's another way. -Janelle Monae

My ultimate goal is for that next generation coming up, who didn't see me play, go, 'Oh, he used to play football?' -Michael Strahan

I live for opening doors for the young generation of creators. If we do nothing else with our success, let's open up some doors. -L.A. Reid

The kids I talk to are convinced their generation will make the best music. And the greatest artists have yet to be discovered. I walk around with that thought every day. -L.A. Reid

'Saturday Night Fever,' Paula Abdul, 'Fame,' Debbie Allen… all affected me and the generation before me. -Laurieann Gibson

Because of the generation in which I came into the world, there were expectations. Of course there were expectations. It was something having to do with being a respectable Negro woman who would make the people in Baltimore proud. -Anna Deavere Smith

I'm a first-generation Canadian. -Melanie Fiona

There's a generation of people I think without a strong connection to family, to religion, to civic duty. They have a real disassociation from the problems of the world. -Tim Heidecker

Sometimes film is just the family business. Some families are generations of carpenters or farmers, or they make clothes, or they're all lawyers. I'm in the family business. -Danny Huston

Many in Taiwan believe that Hu Jintao is much more sophisticated than his predecessors in understanding Taiwan. He represents a different generation of leaders, more pragmatic, less ideological. -Ma Ying-jeou

People in the Middle East may consider the U.S. an evil hegemony that has tainted their culture, but when I look at the growth of racial and ethnic tolerance and understanding in my generation in the U.S., and see those sentiments make it around the world, it makes me feel proud. -Aloe Blacc

Economic growth is necessary to keep the promise – enormously important to individual Americans – that each generation will have the opportunity to become more prosperous than the preceding one, the popular term for which is 'the American dream.' -Michael Mandelbaum

I say nice things about Mariah all the time. I tell Mariah all the time how much of a fan I am of her. She's one of my favorite artists of all time… She's shaped a generation of singers. -Nicki Minaj

I've met so many people of my son's generation who think a sacrifice is when their satellite or Internet is out for a day and that the country owes them something. That old J.F.K. quote about 'what you can do for your country,' doesn't even seem to apply to so many people. -Steve Daines

The Europeans waited so long that they are impacting people who depend on their pensions. We are still early enough to fix it for the next generation. A few states have started scaling back their programs, while others have come hat in hand for billion-dollar federal bailouts. -Tim Griffin

In grade school I was taught that the United States is a melting pot. People from all over the world come here for freedom and to pursue a better life. They arrive with next to nothing, work incredibly hard, learn a new language and new customs, and in a generation they become an integral part of our amazing nation. -Jeff Hawkins

It seems that every generation needs its public, tweedy, literary personality to sell its consumer electronics. To whatever degree I can live up to the Plimptonian legacy, I am humble and proud. -John Hodgman

America is a center right government, center right people. They want government but they don't want it to be excessive. They want it to be affordable. And most importantly what Americans want is to pass on to their next generation their children a country that's better, stronger and more vibrant and more prosperous. -Judd Gregg

Passion has been in my DNA for generations. -Julio Iglesias

Every generation has to ask difficult questions about what does it mean to follow Jesus. -Rob Bell

I teach 18- to 21-year-olds – the 'Harry Potter' generation. They grew up as voracious readers, reading books in this exploding genre. But at some point, I would love for them to give Umberto Eco or A.S. Byatt a try. I hope 'A Discovery of Witches' will serve as a kind of stepping-stone. -Deborah Harkness

Bordeaux would be naive not to recognize that Robert Parker was driving the brand equity. If the next generation doesn't care about Chateau Pichon-Lalande, then you have a problem. -Gary Vaynerchuk

There's always a wine bully. The one person who did read the 'Wine Spectator,' who tells you what to drink and why the '97 is better than the '98. I want to punch the wine bully in the face. I want to make sure this generation of wine drinkers isn't elitist and snotty. I want it to be about family and bringing people together. -Gary Vaynerchuk

Scandinavian crime fiction has become a great success all across the world and rightfully so. Sjowall and Wahloo ushered in a whole generation of Swedish crime writers, many of whom are now available in English. -Camilla Lackberg

I don't feel the need to prove myself by writing the next generational novel. -Camilla Lackberg

The goal for many amputees is no longer to reach a 'natural' level of ability but to exceed it, using whatever cutting-edge technology is available. As this new generation sees it, our tools are evolving faster than the human body, so why obey the limits of mere nature? -Daniel H. Wilson

Looking ahead, future generations may learn their social skills from robots in the first place. The cute yellow Keepon robot from Carnegie Mellon University has shown the ability to facilitate social interactions with autistic children. Morphy at the University of Washington happily teaches gestures to children by demonstration. -Daniel H. Wilson

The fear of the never-ending onslaught of gizmos and gadgets is nothing new. The radio, the telephone, Facebook – each of these inventions changed the world. Each of them scared the heck out of an older generation. And each of them was invented by people who were in their 20s. -Daniel H. Wilson

Each new generation builds on the work of the previous one, gaining new perspective. New verbs are introduced. We Google strange and dangerous places. We tweet mindlessly to the cosmos. We Facebook our own grandmothers. I, for one, don't want to be left behind. -Daniel H. Wilson

I think every writer of detective fiction writing today has been influenced by Mr. Parker. I'm of a generation that followed Robert Parker, and it was impossible to read the genre and not be influenced by him. -Robert Crais

In terms of characters I wish I had created – just because I haven't dealt with anything like them – I'm really impressed by characters who can endure over time, whether that be a long series run like a Harry Bosch, or a character who endures over generations and continues to please readers: Sherlock Holmes. -Michael Koryta

Civil rights happened because youth got involved. The youth stood up and helped to break the pattern that their parents had got accustomed to living. The next generation has to take that stand for whatever it is, socially, that they are involved in. -Octavia Spencer

The World War II generation believed the United States could do anything – anything… And Vietnam was a shattering experience for everyone. -Richard Holbrooke

There's no question that the next generation of terrorists, rather than going for small, little dramas, will go for the big one. They now understand that the way to get the world's attention is not strapping bombs to themselves in a pizza parlour, but to do something so horrific it gets you into the Guinness Book of World Records for terrorism. -Richard Holbrooke

I have been a huge nerd to my kids. I haven't done the cool movies that they like. With '24,' I gained a lot of respect. '24' is now, it's hip, it's their generation. -Ricky Schroder

We have the new greatest generation. We don't need as large a military due to the technology we have, the equipment we have outfitting our personnel. They really are storm troopers. -Joe Wilson

When you're young, with less on the line, it's easier to be audacious, to experiment. So I introduced the concerns of my generation – politics, sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, etc. – to the comics page, which for many years caused a rolling furor. -Garry Trudeau

I believe that movies are fast becoming antique and dinosauric as a medium. Film is a medium for the over-40s and television has gone the same way. If you're going to look towards the new generation, then of course you're going to have to be a lot more random, spontaneous, irreverent and provocative with your programming. -Malcolm Mclaren

I'm of Neil Young's generation. Neil Young's songs have spoken to what it's like to be at least a white male of his generation over the years. Endlessly, he's sung about the stuff that I really care about. He's put into words the feelings that hit you at different transitional moments in life. -Jonathan Demme

We have three generations at home, including my father-in-law. I keep a very low profile, and a lot of things I do are very much with the family in mind. I have actually made films with the family around me. -Mira Nair

Let's give some substance to patriotism. It may take a generation. -Richard Dreyfuss

We need to get back to reasoning and thinking things through. The future generation is being brought up in greed and without a true understanding of civics. There is no more emphasis on knowledge and time. As a society we need to process ideas and understand what certain principles are based upon. -Richard Dreyfuss

Securing freedom has been a singular commitment of American presidents and patriots in and out of government for generations. But its perpetual continuation is not guaranteed. -George Nethercutt

If succeeding generations of Americans don't understand the concepts of justice, individual rights, free enterprise, capitalism, sovereignty or national security, there can be no guarantee that those concepts – or others like them – will continue. -George Nethercutt

I don't agree with the whole 'my mother's my friend' approach, because you're their mum and there has to be a difference between the generations. -Jane Asher

A lot of filmmakers from my generation were lucky enough to have their work more or less perpetuated by people who saw them originally on TV and on HBO and certainly on home video. -Joe Dante

My generation remembered going to the movies as an event. We would see these things, we would bring them home, and we would think about them for years because it would take a long time before they would go on television where you could re-experience the fun that you had when you watched them. -Joe Dante

I have lots of friends. I mix with all sorts of people, of all generations. -Jonathan King

As you may know, I'm a native Texan. In fact I'm a fifth generation Texan. -Ken Starr

Wars don't happen on battlefields; they go on happening in people's hearts for generations and generations, and the ecological damage is unfathomably complex and dire. -Michael Leunig

I'm the lead singer of the Beach Boys and an ambassador of this amazing music that touched a generation. -Mike Love

I'm the fourth generation to be in show business. It's pretty neat; it's nice to have that family history. -Rachel Bilson

Big Star invented a vision of bohemian rock & roll cool that had nothing to do with New York, Los Angeles or London, which made them completely out of style in the 1970s, but also made them an inspiration to generations of weird Southern kids. -Rob Sheffield

The other day, someone called me this generation's Bruce Dern – I'd never thought of that, and frankly, I don't know enough of Bruce Dern's work to comment on it, though he is an incredible actor. -Garret Dillahunt

My parents were European immigrants. They came to the States with $1,500, two suitcases, and me, and they managed to build a business, a family, and a future for their family. They didn't have any of the resources of people who have lived here for two or three generations. -Stana Katic

I grew up in Minnesota. Four generations of my father's people are buried there. -Peter Agre

When I look in the mirror, I sometimes think I'm getting old, but then I have two generations behind me so that helps puts things into perspective. I am a grandmother now, but at least my nine-year-old grandson Jude calls me Glamma and not Granny. -Stephanie Beacham

With the continued support of citizens who refuse to accept inaction at the expense of future generations, we will lead the world toward a sustainable future. -Diana DeGette

Do excellent work for Christ. So that's my heart. It's always been. And I want to be the best I can be. I want to make a difference in my generation. -Ricky Skaggs

Today, most young women are exposed to technology at a very young age, with mobile phones, tablets, the Web or social media. They are much more proficient with technology than prior generations since they use it for all their school work, communication and entertainment. -Susan Wojcicki

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