Quotes About Sixties

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John Lennon
“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
John Lennon

Tom Robbins
“Like the Arthurian years at Camelot, the Sixties constituted a breakthrough, a fleeting moment of glory, a time when a significant little chunk of humanity briefly realised its moral potential and flirted with its neurological destiny, a collective spiritual awakening that flared brilliantly until the barbaric and mediocre impulses of the species drew tight once more the curtains of darkness.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Julian Barnes
“If you'll excuse a brief history lesson: most people didn't experience 'the sixties' until the seventies. Which meant, logically, that most people in the sixties were still experiencing the fifties--or, in my case, bits of both decades side by side. Which made things rather confusing.”
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Thomas Pynchon
“Tito snored away on the other bed. Out there, all around them to the last fringes of occupancy, were Toobfreex at play in the video universe, the tropic isle, the Long Branch Saloon, the Starship Enterprise, Hawaiian crime fantasies, cute kids in make-believe living rooms with invisible audiences to laugh at everything they did, baseball highlights, Vietnam footage, helicopter gunships and firefights, and midnight jokes, and talking celebrities, and a slave girl in a bottle, and Arnold the pig, and here was Doc, on the natch, caught in a low-level bummer he couldn’t find a way out of, about how the Psychedelic Sixties, this little parenthesis of light, might close after all, and all be lost, taken back into darkness… ”
Thomas Pynchon

Karen Neches
“The ... office was decorated in early American Earth Mother, with spider plants, hemp wall tapestries, and beeswax candles.”
Karen Neches, Earthly Pleasures

Laurel-Rain Snow
“Sometimes I feel as if I've lived about five lifetimes...all fictionalized in my five books.”
Laurel-Rain Snow, Miles to Go

“I hate being so nostalgic about the Sixties.”
David Bailey

Tommy  Walker
“When the hippie era ended and the hangover began, as idealism gives way to disillusionment, the hair of the marchers and street-dancers kept getting longer, and soon it began to tangle. Free love deteriorated into loveless promiscuity, our great electric Kool-Aid acid test churned out an entire generation of burnt-out old relics, and the hair, once a symbol of freedom, became symbolic of the new face of prison, a lawlessness which taken to its logical extreme would imprison all of society as our growing criminal element took to the streets.”
Tommy Walker, Monstrous: The Autobiography of a Serial Killer But for the Grace of God

Susan Richards Shreve
“Now. 1973. Exactly." He tipped back in his chair, his arms folded across his chest. "So much changed in the sixties, the war, the rights of women, civil rights, the vote, protest against the war. On and on. I was getting my Ph.D. in Chicago and you were in college but that time was upheaval with a purpose. Now we've drawn back into our shells, wondering what we have done and what do we believe.? And is there any purpose to our lives?”
Susan Richards Shreve, You Are the Love of My Life

Shannon Celebi
“Mrs. Porter was from Virginia and had a smooth-as-cat-fur way of speaking. She taught me how to say, “Fiddle-Dee-Dee,” just like Scarlett O’Hara and she made her split-pea soup with bacon and even let me try on her lipstick sometimes as she teased up my hair in the same sixties style she wore, “Ala Pricilla Presley,” whoever that was.”
Shannon Celebi, 1:32 P.M.

R.D. Laing
“If I could turn you on, if I could drive you out of your wretched mind, if I could tell you I would let you know.”
R.D. Laing, The Politics of Experience/The Bird of Paradise

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