Modern Times Quotes

Quotes tagged as "modern-times" (showing 1-20 of 20)
Amit Kalantri
“Before this generation lose the wisdom, one advice - read books.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Krzysztof Kieślowski
“I sensed a mutual indifference behind polite smiles and had the overwhelming impression that, more and more frequently, I was watching people who didn't really know why they were living.”
Krzysztof Kieślowski, Kieslowski on Kieslowski

Gregory David Roberts
“The contrast between the familiar and the exceptional was everywhere around me. A bullock cart was drawn up beside a modern sports car at a traffic signal. A man squatted to relieve himself behind the discreet shelter of a satellite dish. An electric forklift truck was being used to unload goods from an ancient wooden cart with wooden wheels. The impression was of a plodding indefatigable and distant past that had crashed intact through barriers of time into its own future. I liked it.”
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

Brian  Doyle
“Everyone thinks that the old days were better, or that they were harder, and the modern times are chaotic and complex, or easier all around, but I think people's hearts have always been the same, happy and sad, and that hasn't changed at all. It's just the shapes of lives that change, not the lives themselves.”
Brian Doyle, Mink River

Vera Nazarian
“Here's a new 'Blessing' for our time --

'May Anderson Cooper never be sent to report on your town!”
Vera Nazarian

Krzysztof Kieślowski
“[on Rouge] This is a film about communication that disappears. We have better and better tools and less and less communication with each other. We only exchange information.”
Krzysztof Kieślowski

Krzysztof Kieślowski
“In believing too much in rationality, our contemporaries have lost something.”
Krzysztof Kieślowski

Amit Kalantri
“In modern times couples are more concerned about loyalty than love.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Steven Magee
“Unfortunately, you are far more likely to be harmed or die prematurely as a direct result of modern society than you are from any form of terrorism.”
Steven Magee, Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

E.A. Bucchianeri
“By now, with all our modern technology, there should be no poverty left on earth.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Ana Claudia Antunes
“I like the way Twitter makes one be more concise.
It looks like someone is saying sometthing wise”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Mysterious Murder of Marilyn Monroe

Steven Magee
“To be healthy in modern society, you must adopt the behaviors of an astronaut!”
Steven Magee, Health Forensics

Fulton J. Sheen
“We are living in perilous times when the hearts and souls of men are sorely tried. Never before has the future been so utterly unpredictable; we are not so much in a period of transition with belief in progress to push us on, rather we seem to be entering the realm of the unknown, joylessly, disillusioned, and without hope. The whole world seems to be in a state of spiritual widowhood, possessed of the harrowing devastation of one who set out on life’s course joyously in intimate comradeship with another, and then is bereft of that companion forever.”
Fulton J. Sheen, The Prodigal World

Steven Magee
“With approximately 50% of the USA population on prescription drugs and 10% on anti-depressants, it is clear that things are going seriously wrong with human health in the modern world.”
Steven Magee, Health Forensics

Amit Kalantri
“Before we complicated life with money, machines and missiles we did well with morals, manpower and meetings.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Tiffany Reisz
“Faye keeps forgetting what she'll be giving up if she decides to stay here. Access to modern medicine, for starters. In 2015 people can survive cancer, tuberculosis, scarlet fever. Vaccines eradicated polio and measles. Do you really want to live in a world with iron lungs and polio, Faye? Do you?” “I guess I could go back to 2015 and live in a world with meth, heroin, terrorism, HIV and Ebola. Huge improvement, right?”
Tiffany Reisz, The Night Mark

Nicolás Gómez Dávila
“Jesus Christ would not attract listeners today by preaching as the Son of God, but as the son of a carpenter.”
Nicolás Gómez Dávila

Brandon Sanderson
“Only expectation has value as currency,”
Brandon Sanderson, Shadows of Self

Dexter Palmer
“But who, in these modern times, slept well?”
Dexter Palmer, Version Control