Top 1498 Generation Quotes of 2020

“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

“Sometimes, a remix is good because it reaches a whole new generation. But when it gets too much, it’s irritating. Also, the original composer needs to be credited properly.”

― A. R. Rahman

“I wanted to build a tool for my generation: people 20 to 40 who don’t want to spend time balancing a checkbook or checking multiple financial institutions’ websites. Mint does just that, giving comprehensive, quick insights into a user’s finances from their computer, mobile phone and/or tablet.”

― Aaron Patzer

“I want to do what I can to give the next generation of athletes added advantages in the game.”

― Abby Wambach

“Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I’ve got weird conflicting feelings about my generation.”

― Adam Driver

“There’s a kind of immediacy that comes with being constantly connected that I don’t really relate to in my generation.”

― Adam Driver

“I always say that even though my dad was alive during Woodstock, he was just not invited. He just seemed like he was from a different generation.”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“Of course, the opposite of white privilege is not blackness, as many of us seemed to think then; the opposite of white privilege is working to dismantle that privilege. But my particular hip-hop generation proved to be very serious about figuring it all out and staying engaged.”

― Adam Mansbach

“Anybody that wants to be something greater than themselves, that understands that bringing meaning and intention into work and bringing those two things together, is a member of the ‘we generation,’ and the money tends to follow.”

― Adam Neumann

“I think a lot of us are a lot more cautious with marriage because of what we saw happening with our parents. I see a lot more healthy marriages in my generation than they probably saw in theirs.”

― Adam Scott

“I’m definitely of the ‘Harry Potter’-transfigured-me-into-a-reader-and-writer generation. And that’s really all I read throughout my teen years, because I really devoted all my time to writing and reading friends’ fan-fiction.”

― Adam Silvera

“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

“Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“I have to hold a meeting with the rising generation every evening, and that takes time. Henry can say, ‘Twinkle, twinkle,’ all himself, and Edward can repeat it after his father! Giants of genius! Paragons of erudition!”

― Adoniram Judson

“Kendrick Lamar is a phenomenal artist whose work has served as a catalyst to raise a new level of consciousness for this generation. His message challenges the status quo and motivates listeners to rethink our society’s institutions.”

― Aja Brown

“Throughout the history of communications, we’ve seen that the country that sets the pace in rolling out each new generation of wireless technology gains an economic edge.”

― Ajit Pai

“One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam.”

― Akhmad Kadyrov

“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

“I’m from the Vietnam generation. I didn’t serve.”

― Al Franken

“A lot of Latinos are like me: third generation, English speaking.”

― Al Madrigal

“Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.”

― Alan Autry

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

― Alan Cumming

“I wouldn’t say they’re neglected, but everybody is going to grow old and we should be looking after the older generation more than we do at the moment.”

― Alan Hansen

“My only problem with fans is when they turn pro. For example, when all the professional writers were fired by DC in the ’60s, they brought in a generation of comic book fans who would have paid to have written these stories.”

― Alan Moore

“The way I was parented did affect my parenting – probably in the reverse. My dad was pretty strict, and the next generation probably wants to be less strict.”

― Alan Thicke

“I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope.”

― Alanis Morissette

“Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself.”

― Albert Camus

“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

“I think enslavement has evolved to what may seem appropriate to this day’s generation. Modern enslavement is imprisonment.”

― Aldis Hodge

“I wanted to work with Cate Blanchett. She is one of the five greatest movie actresses of her generation.”

― Alec Baldwin

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

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“After a generation of misrule under Mr. Hussein, who built a huge military infrastructure while neglecting civilian investment, and a dozen years of United Nations sanctions, Iraq’s unemployment rate tops 50 percent.”

― Alex Berenson

“It’s a wonderful thing to be able to see your music going from generation to generation.”

― Alex Lifeson

“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

“The modern individual is committed to being successful, not to being a person. He belongs rightly to the ‘action generation’ whose motto is ‘do more but feel less.’”

― Alexander Lowen

“I think that writing texts, publishing texts, selling texts in a physical book store is one of the important tools for breeding this new generation.”

― Alexander Mamut

“You know, I’m part of that first MTV generation.”

― Alexandra Patsavas

“Woodstock didn’t define a generation because everyone showed up or those who did were a perfectly representative sample. It defined a generation because, for a few days, it bottled its peculiar zeitgeist.”

― Alexandra Petri

“If I can accomplish anything in the next however-many years, it is this: To help a generation realize, or to think of themselves, not just as consumers but also creators.”

― Alexis Ohanian

“Even when they are saturated in the sense of the older theory of valence, the elementary atoms still possess sufficient chemical affinity to bind other seemingly also saturated atoms and groups of atoms, under generation of clearly defined atomic bonds.”

― Alfred Werner

“Hip-hop has had this history where the predecessor just is so harsh and not nice to the next coming generation that it creates this separation and this gap.”

― Ali Shaheed Muhammad

“If you allow yourself to be closed, especially to a younger generation, then that’s death. That’s instant death.”

― Ali Shaheed Muhammad

“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 came from a generation of actors for whom TV was taboo.”

― Alicia Silverstone

“Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.”

― Allan Bloom

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.”

― Allen Ginsberg

“The motif of Beat Generation is basically misunderstood, a misinterpreted area. There’s this superimposition of the idea of a social rebellion, which was the communist interpretation through Lawrence Lipton.”

― Allen Ginsberg

“Every so often, you come across a member of the younger generation who makes you think, ‘Well, perhaps the future’s going to be OK after all.’”

― Allison Pearson

“Girls slightly younger tended to be Donny Osmond girls or Michael Jackson girls, but for my generation, it tended to be David Cassidy.”

― Allison Pearson

“In my generation, we sort of let the art speak for itself. We don’t disclose our personal private lives.”

― Alyson Stoner

“I think generationally, as human progress does its thing, we are constantly impressed by the upcoming generation.”

― Alyson Stoner

“With every generation comes a new wave of hopefuls: small-town escapees, European refugees, disaffected Londoners.”

― Amanda Foreman

“I want to enable the Windrush generation to acquire the status that they deserve – British citizenship – quickly, at no cost, and with proactive assistance through the process.”

― Amber Rudd

“My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don’t even know about, which is really sad.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“I want to perform and be tested; I want the vibrant energy of the younger generation of directors and actors to rub off on me.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“Interest groups are not the same as individuals. Through false nostalgia for the New Deal, you are taking the younger generation hostage. They are the ones who are going to have to pay far greater taxes. They are the future’s forgotten men.”

― Amity Shlaes

“We’ll continue to see more and more brands integrate social causes, charitable components and environmental issues as underlying themes to their campaigns and messaging. Humans connect with humans after all, and brands are using this as a point of connection to engage with their audience, especially charity-minded Generation Y.”

― Amy Jo Martin

“A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.”

― Amy Lowell

“To have come of age during and after the global financial crisis of 2008 is to belong to a generation often unable to do what an American could once expect, and to do what was once expected: Get a job, pay off student loans, and find a place of your own.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“I’m part of the generation that grew up with great rappers like 2Pac and Biggie and people like Amy Winehouse. We’ve seen a lot of different artists come and go. Even people who are still here, they seem consumed and blinded by fame. It may not have taken them out physically, but they have been taken out.”

― Anderson Paak

“I’m sorry, but in my generation and where I came from, only sailors got tattoos. Not ladies.”

― Andie MacDowell

“The consequences of a lack of new knowledge is decades of stagnation: the next generation will be poorer than this one.”

― Andre Geim

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

― Andre Gide

“Like so many of my generation and those younger, I have spent most of my life in the E.U., and my instincts were naturally for reform from within.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“It used to be so important to choose what you were. Gay or straight. Male or female. I think the new generation is more fluid.”

― Andreja Pejic

“There is good news in the data the strongest support for priests is to be found among the younger generation.”

― Andrew Greeley

“’Kris Kringle’ is a holiday musical for a new generation – a gorgeous score paired with a heartwarming tale of family and forgiveness.”

― Andrew Keenan-Bolger

“As one of the grammar-school generation, I grew up as part of a postwar meritocracy that steadily infiltrated the citadels of power.”

― Andrew Neil

“The English, in their ignorance, still have the romantic notion that Scottish schools are superior to English ones; they are at least a generation out of date.”

― Andrew Neil

“The destructiveness of the tar sands is not inevitable. But Canadians and Albertans have become too tolerant of the politicians who compromise the nation’s energy security as well as the next generation’s future.”

― Andrew Nikiforuk

“I cannot let Justin Trudeau do to my children what his father did to my generation.”

― Andrew Scheer

“I’ve always felt that there’s a Catskills comic who lives in my head and is constantly trying to get out. There’s all these jokes that have been passed down from Jewish generation to Jewish generation, which I love but which I’ve always made fun of.”

― Andy Kindler

“There have been great champions in every generation.”

― Andy Roddick

“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

“I don’t think anyone is better than Amazon, and all the new generation of enterprise companies are basically copying them.”

― Aneel Bhusri

“I think, as a generation of British actors, we’re becoming a bit soft and too manipulated by the business.”

― Aneurin Barnard

“I grew up in a physical world, and I speak English. The next generation is growing up in a digital world, and they speak social.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“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

“I was of the generation where most of the Disney princesses and female characters were not girls that I admired. They just weren’t characters I looked up to and identified with.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I pray every day for my little girls. It’s hard out there for the younger generation.”

― Angie Harmon

“I’d love to be the political voice of my generation, but that’s not my gift.”

― Anita Baker

“Historically, in my generation, all of my heroes and heroines have had issues and problems. We all do.”

― Anita Baker

“I was frustrated with how academia tended to present feminist theory in disconnected or inaccessible ways. I wanted to try and bring a sociological feminist lens to the limited and limiting representations of women in the media and then share that with other young women of my generation. YouTube was the perfect medium.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“For more than 20 years, Camfed has supported a generation of African girls and women with access to secondary and higher education, employment opportunities, and, ultimately, into positions of leadership.”

― Ann Cotton

“I think everyone in the United States has such admiration for the British royal family, and with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, there’s a whole new interest in the younger generation.”

― Anna Wintour

“We are in a gender-fluid generation.”

― Anna Wintour

“In the 1920s and 30s, when Radio Shack was young, a much earlier generation of nerds swarmed into these tiny shops to talk excitedly about building radios and other transmission devices. You might say that Radio Shack helped define gadget culture for four generations, from radio whizzes up to smartphone dorks.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I’m really excited to share cabaret, the art form, not just with the generations that are above me, but also my generation and the generation under me. I think it’s an art form that’s incredibly important, and I think that my generation is a little unfamiliar with it.”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“My parents were adorable. They were very kind, and very broad-minded compared to people of their generation.”

― Anne Reid

“You see artists hailed as a new generation of independents, only to be enlisted to leverage product.”

― Anohni

“More and more – especially the younger generation – are functioning outside the binary concept of gender. That’s just next-generation stuff.”

― Anohni

“I’m from a generation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Our battleground was where we learned. It’s not like the old generation where they used to train and train and train, and then suddenly an operation would come up, and they’d go on it.”

― Ant Middleton

“If I’ve got a message to the younger generation, it’s this: don’t be scared of failure. Get out there, try things, and never be afraid to ask for help.”

― Ant Middleton

“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

“If our biological imperative is to pass our genes to the next generation, our moral imperative has to be to try, before we become corpses, to leave them a planet they can survive on.”

― Anthony Doerr

“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 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

“My generation has left the globe in a mess.”

― Anthony Horowitz

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

― Anthony Kennedy

“Democracy is something that you must learn each generation. It has to be taught.”

― 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

“I have a dream that in the not-too-distant future, Visy Tumut will spend around $100 m to expand our clean energy generation here and take in additional waste forest wood to generate clean renewable energy and sell it into the power grid.”

― Anthony Pratt

“I founded SkyBridge – an alternative investment management company focused on seeding and partnering with emerging managers and mentoring Wall Street’s next generation of Wall Street’s entrepreneurs – in 2005.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I give talks to theater arts departments, and I don’t know what I’ll say. I don’t plan a thing. It’s just the energy of these young people. They’re the next generation, and what they have is very representative of how I felt when I was 19 or 20 or so. I’m really happy to be with them.”

― Anthony Zerbe

“When I was younger, I’d buy a vinyl album, take it home and live with it, and I think that attachment’s largely gone for the file-sharing generation.”

― Anton Corbijn

“For my part, I hold it equally impossible for a small shellfish to be produced without generation as for a whale to have its origin from the mud.”

― Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

“We will admit that, out of the mud or sand which is found on the seashore or the beds of our rivers, at low water, shellfish or testaceous animals come forth, but it does not from thence by any means follow that they are produced without any regular course of generation.”

― Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

“My father was among the first of his generation to look into writers who’ve become part of the American lit. canon. When he wrote his master’s thesis on William Faulkner in the Forties, he couldn’t find anybody on the faculty at Columbia University to oversee it because they didn’t read Faulkner.”

― Antonya Nelson

“My parents’ generation’s benchmark was simple: Fat Equals Bad.”

― Arabella Weir

“Skills development as a means to income generation is the key to integrate vulnerable migrants into the mainstream of society and to equip them for an eventual return home.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“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

“A whole generation of young whites have involved themselves with traditional Negro music.”

― Archie Shepp

“My generation, we came along, we had to really know our craft.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I’m sure there were plenty of loving, attentive mothers in the ‘me generation,’ but none of them lived at my house.”

― Ariel Gore

“One generation after another is drifting away from anything Jewish.”

― Ariel Sharon

“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

“The younger generation has embraced Twitter and Facebook massively, and they spend most of their time on there. So if I want to reach new fans or keep in touch with my current, I try to use Twitter and Facebook as much as possible.”

― Armin van Buuren

“’True Lies’ reinvented me in the eyes of a new generation and got me offers.”

― Art Malik

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

― Arthur Capper

“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

“There is a rising generation in this country who do not know God because of a general decay of religion.”

― Arthur Middleton

“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

“My father was an immigrant from Russia and my mother was first generation.”

― Arthur Rock

“Every generation of children has its private hero.”

― Arthur Smith

“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

“Here in Arkansas, we are preparing a generation of learners to meet the needs of businesses by equipping students with workforce training opportunities statewide.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“There was a time when someone would get on a plane and request to move their seat just because the person sitting next to them was of a different ethnicity or religion or nationality. But I don’t think my generation wants that. That’s how it used to be.”

― ASAP Rocky

“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 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

“I think that any wealth creates a sense of trusteeship… it is characteristic of the new generation which has created wealth to have some amount of responsibility for it.”

― Azim Premji

“In my view, the adults are the burnt generation of Iraq for whom nothing can be done. But for the children, we can worry now, we can talk about them, we can plan for them, we can get our protest heard by others.”

― Bahman Ghobadi

“We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer – our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation.”

― Barack Obama

“There was a time for German stars in the 1950s with Curt Jurgens, Hardy Kruger, O. W. Fischer, and Maria Schell. That was a totally different generation. It all ended in 1968 during the big students’ movement in my country. It was an anti-authority movement that changed everything. All my country’s hierarchies, morals and values were questioned.”

― Barbara Sukowa

“Every ten years there is a new generation of actors.”

― Barbet Schroeder

“I always believed that I could be one of the greatest actors of my generation.”

― Barry Keoghan

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

― Barry Unsworth

“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

“David Bowie worked with Brian Eno and dressed up in extraordinary clothes, but he was also a brilliant songwriter who captured the thoughts of a generation. He was hugely successful, without compromise.”

― Bat for Lashes

“I think my whole generation’s mission is to kill the cliche.”

― Beck

“When I was a kid and putting out my first records, there was a lot made out of the fact that the ’50s/’60s generation was so dominant.”

― Beck

“The previous generation paved the way for my generation to gallop unheeded into jobs previously reserved for men.”

― Beeban Kidron

“When I think back to the early years of my career, I wish I would have been less tolerant of the norms of that time. Compared to today’s generation, my generation didn’t call attention to unfair practices like equal pay and promotion tracks as often.”

― Belinda Johnson

“The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.”

― Belva Lockwood

“For being the largest generation in American history, the Millennial generation inspires a ridiculous degree of overgeneralization.”

― Ben Domenech

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

― Ben Lindsey

“I have a real weakness for Generation One Transformers. Only Generation One. I loved them as a kid, and I will, when I have the money, search occasionally for the toys that I could not afford but deeply desired as a child.”

― Ben Peek

“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

“Life used to be a rite of passage in and of itself. But it’s not our parents’ generation anymore.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“Limbaugh can rightly be said to be the greatest populist expositor of conservatism in America since Reagan, and the link between the Reagan generation and the so-called Rush Babies.”

― Ben Shapiro

“We’re a lazy, undisciplined generation. I don’t exempt myself: I spend way too much, even though I make a good income.”

― Ben Stein

“The number of people my age, younger now, a whole generation younger, who are fiercely bright, over-educated, under-employed and who are politicised and purposeless really upsets me. It’s soul-destroying.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“When the Walkman was the craze in my generation, I was one of the first to have it.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“I have no influence with the rising generation. All my arguments have failed to induce them to set bounds to their wants.”

― Benjamin Banneker

“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

“I was the Marlon Brando of my generation.”

― Bette Davis

“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

“Britain still has the most reliably beautiful countryside of anywhere in the world. I would hate to be part of the generation that allowed that to be lost.”

― Bill Bryson

“There is an almost universal experience in physicists, at least of my generation, which is home-made pyrotechnics.”

― Bill Foster

“In the old generation, if one kid bought a PlayStation 2 and the other kid bought an Xbox, at his house you played PlayStation, at your house you played Xbox. Now that it’s online, all those early buyers who… you want to play with, they’ve got their reputation online of who they are and how good they are at these games.”

― Bill Gates

“Countries which receive aid do graduate. Within a generation, Korea went from being a big recipient to being a big aid donor. China used to get quite a bit of aid; now it’s aid-neutral.”

― Bill Gates

“There is a whole generation of people who are going to see movies or watch TV who don’t want to work.”

― Bill Sienkiewicz

“Being spokesman for a generation is the worst job I ever had.”

― Billy Bragg

“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

“Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word.”

― Billy Graham

“I don’t need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.”

― Billy Graham

“It’s sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves.”

― Billy Graham

“The Bible is full of warnings about false prophets and false messiahs. These satanically inspired people have appeared in almost every generation of history.”

― Billy Graham

“Falling in love in our generation just isn’t as popular as it used to be.”

― BJ the Chicago Kid

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

― Blanche Lincoln

“The 2011 riots in England, which left five dead and caused more than $300 million in property damage, were fueled by a generation of young Brits who grew up without ever hearing the word ‘No.’”

― Bob Barr

“Our first priority should be to protect the homeland. If we don’t, a future generation might ask, ‘Who lost America?’”

― Bob Beckel

“I’m speaking for all of us. I’m the spokesman for a generation.”

― Bob Dylan

“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 an entire generation of young people who know nothing about how viciously the FBI attacked The Black Panther Party, and why.”

― Bobby Seale

“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

“Millennials, and the generations that follow, are shaping technology. This generation has grown up with computing in the palm of their hands. They are more socially and globally connected through mobile Internet devices than any prior generation. And they don’t question; they just learn.”

― Brad D. Smith

“I think if you ignore the generation after yours, you will be obsolete very quickly.”

― Brad Paisley

“Protecting our Great Lakes and conserving this resource for the next generation is critical both for surrounding communities and our planet as a whole.”

― Brad Schneider

“I think Afghanistan has turned into the Vietnam of my generation, only with a better homecoming.”

― Brandon Webb

“With an older generation, there’s some weight carried with the Beatles. There’s almost like an untouchable, god-like force field around them.”

― Brendon Urie

“In every generation, there’s a strong tendency for everyone to think like everyone else.”

― Bret Stephens

“We really need to put the best we have to offer within reach of our children. If we don’t do that, we’re going to get the generation we deserve.”

― Brewster Kahle

“I’m the fifth generation of Seventh Day Adventists and the youngest of four brothers. When I was still very small, we formed a gospel quartet.”

― Brian McKnight

“It’s rare enough as an older generation player that you’re 100% fit – there’s always something niggling.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“We have overcome economic devastation, defeated mighty oppressors, and lifted up generation after generation of Americans. We can – and we will – do it again. For that is our birthright as members of the American family – white, black, Hispanic, Asian, immigrant, or descendant of the Founding Fathers themselves.”

― Brian Sandoval

“We need a generation of net neutrality voters. People now really understand what’s at stake, and we need to translate millions of comments to the FCC into millions of votes in the midterm.”

― Brian Schatz

“The point to have a child is to introduce them to this planet that is in some ways dying and hopefully, this new generation, these new untainted brains, will be the people to fix some of these things that this generation can’t.”

― Brie Larson

“For my grandmother’s generation, the big invention was cake mix; for our moms, it was the microwave, and for me, it’s the iPhone. And that’s enabled us to do so many different things more efficiently at home.”

― Brit Morin

“I dedicated my first ‘American Woman’ series to my mother. She and millions in her generation felt they couldn’t use their voices, but they taught their daughters they must use theirs.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“This millennial generation… you guys seem so entitled.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“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

“I’m a fifth generation Jew from the South, and I would say that I felt this connection to my religion, but it wasn’t a spiritual connection.”

― Bruce Feiler

“I love being Jewish, but I think that our generation is the first generation that crossed that line between being a cultural versus a practicing Jew.”

― Bryan Fogel

“Being on ‘The Voice,’ I have a voice. I’m speaking for my generation, and that’s huge.”

― Brynn Cartelli

“There will always be kids in every generation that understand that Lady Gaga is not music, it’s theater.”

― Butch Trucks

“The biggest benefit of Apollo was the inspiration it gave to a growing generation to get into science and aerospace.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“I want to reach a new generation. That’s why I am Twittering now. I have a BlackBerry, an iPhone and a Mac.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“Absolutely the United States should lead in space, for the survival of the United States. It’s inspiring for the next generation. If we lose leadership, then we’ll be using Chinese capability to inspire Americans.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“We don’t need another Woody. Even Bob Dylan knew he couldn’t be Woody Guthrie… I like Woody Guthrie fine, but I don’t need the 50th generation version of it.”

― Buzz Osborne

“He plants trees to benefit another generation.”

― Caecilius Statius

“Every so often, we – women in film and TV – get annoyed and frustrated. We kick up a fuss and make some gains. But then we become complacent, and things slide backwards again until the next generation comes up and gets frustrated again.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“Social media… it’s the future for the new generation.”

― Cameron Dallas

“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

“My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.”

― 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

“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

“I think the new generation is much more demanding about respect for the environment than we have ever imagined.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“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

“Federal funding for biomedical sciences plays a critical role in training the next generation of scientists.”

― Carol W. Greider

“I’m nicknaming millennials ‘the purpose generation’ because we’re making so many decisions.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“You kind of get the same adjectives coming back over again and over again describing millennials. I think the national rhetoric around this generation is unfairly negative.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“By saying that leaders – male or female – have to look or act a certain way to be respected as role models, we are not only hurting those individuals but also reinforcing rigid benchmarks for the next generation of passionate, aspiring leaders, who are watching.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Low rents mean families have more resources to improve their quality of life and invest in the next generation, facilitating upward mobility.”

― Carrie Lam

“I feel like I’m a product of this generation where everybody listens to charts with diverse music.”

― Carrie Underwood

“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

“The original ‘Star Trek’ series is the classic one. Its successor, ‘The Next Generation,’ is less lovable, but at its best, it’s smarter.”

― Cass Sunstein

“There’s been a ham in every generation of our family.”

― Catherine Oxenberg

“What’s important about my election into the CEO role at Deloitte is to provide a role model for the next generation of diverse leaders at Deloitte.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“I grew up with video games. My generation kind of grew up with the Nintendo and the Sega Genesis. Then, I had a Dreamcast and, finally, the PlayStation. So yeah, I’ve always been a big gamer.”

― CC Sabathia

“Unfortunately, a lot of the mainstream media television is so fake, so plastic, that it’s really turned off the younger generation.”

― Cenk Uygur

“The older generation grew up on blow-dried anchors, plastic politicians, and an ocean of pretense. Realness seems unvarnished and unpolished to them.”

― Cenk Uygur

“The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Generally, a writer of force is anywhere from 20 years to 200 years ahead of his generation.”

― Charles Bukowski

“It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.”

― Charles Dudley Warner

“When the vast baby-boom generation exploded into adolescence in the 1960s, marketers exulted. Advertising consultants, always eager to coin a phrase, began happily explaining to corporations the difference between ‘teenyboppers’ and ‘counterculture consumers.’”

― Charles Duhigg

“Some ministers are fond of talking about a return to Victorian values. We must realise that those Victorian values are being expressed by some of the younger people in this society in shameful and disturbing disregard for other members of their generation who are not as fortunate as they are in having a job.”

― Charles Kennedy

“Everyone knows that the broadband era will breed a new generation of online services, but this is only half of the story. Like any innovation, broadband will inflict major changes on its environment. It will destroy, once and for all, the egalitarian vision of the Internet.”

― Charles Platt

“If low-temperature fusion does exist and can be perfected, power generation could be decentralized. Each home could heat itself and produce its own electricity, probably using a form of water as fuel. Even automobiles might be cold-fusion powered.”

― Charles Platt

“The younger generation watches what’s interesting, not whether it’s presented by someone who is as old as I am or someone who is as old as a 21-year-old. It’s the material. If I did a series of conversations on things most interesting to Millennials, they would respond to it, and I do.”

― Charlie Rose

“I’m mad keen on recycling because I’m worried about the next generation and where all this waste we’re producing is going. It has to stop. I wash out my plastic containers and recycle envelopes, everything I possibly can.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“Each generation of pilots hopes that they will leave their profession better off than they found it.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“Our generation’s grown up with the Internet, so it’s an extension of our social lives; it’s an extension of us. It makes perfect sense for me to use that medium.”

― Chet Faker

“The younger generation is surrounded by the Internet, apps, and video games. But somehow, my books make them read.”

― Chetan Bhagat

“One of the things that I am learning is that each generation will have its own negotiations with identity. And one generation can not necessarily help the other generation with it.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“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

“A generation of men really built the NFL and gave guys like me a shot, and a lot of these guys are left out in the cold by the league and forgotten.”

― Chris Borland

“I thought the first Welsh team I played in was the golden generation, with Neville Southall, Mark Hughes, Ian Rush, Dean Saunders, Gary Speed, and Ryan Giggs.”

― Chris Coleman

“I picture Generation X as young adults living in a state of perpetual adolescence.”

― Chris Eigeman

“There is not that much of a generation gap these days.”

― Chris Frantz

“Like lycanthropy, the nerd gene can skip a generation. My maternal grandfather was a technophile.”

― Chris Hardwick

“For the continued survival of our planet and humanity, it is crucial that certain discoveries and skills and inventions made by people over the years be passed on from one human generation to the next, from one person, face-to-face, to another.”

― Chris Raschka

“Dad was a distant figure, autonomous, a cross between the Pope and Mussolini. He was very Italian, as were all of my uncles, although they were second generation.”

― Chris Rea

“I read an article about 60 being the new 30 the other week, and I think it’s very true. Our generation has not done what previous generations did and just got old and sat in a corner.”

― Chris Rea

“I want broadband to grow, more mobile devices available, particularly in underprivileged communities. I want STEM education to go ahead and fund the next generation of engineers.”

― Chris Sacca

“Everyone always tells you that you’re the only one that can do this or that role right, and if you say no, they go to somebody else and tell them that they’re the only one that can do it right. But when they’re talking to you, you’re always the ‘Best Actor of Your Generation.’”

― Christian Bale

“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

“The one thing that I’ve learned is that people don’t change. Each new generation has the same stuff that the last one did. It’s one of those things where jazz kind of works in five-year cycles.”

― Christian Scott

“You can’t grow if you’re going to say: ‘The contributions of my predecessors are greater than anything I can ever achieve.’ Each generation has to have a chance to find itself.”

― Christian Scott

“We’re the generation that says 60 is the new 30. We don’t let the numbers shape us; we’re reshaping the numbers.”

― Christie Brinkley

“Well, I grew up around the magazine and was part of a generation that was embracing our sexuality.”

― Christie Hefner

“I took on the sins of everybody, of a generation, really.”

― Christine Keeler

“A generation of Earth Days has conditioned millions of us to be green in our homes yet we must apply the same ethic to our politics if we want to save our planet and our democracy.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Catch-22’s first readers were largely of the generation that went through World War II. For them, it provided a startlingly fresh take, a much-needed, much-delayed laugh at the terror and madness they endured.”

― Christopher Buckley

“What’s really important for me is, as an old man, I’m known by my own generation and the next generation know me, too.”

― Christopher Lee

“My generation has a hard time being genuine and enthusiastic. There’s a lot of irony in our culture.”

― Christopher McCulloch

“I kind of dislike ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls,’ but most of Hemingway in general, mainly because his stylistic shenanigans ruined so many young writers of my generation who tried to imitate him. I think, for his time, he moved fiction to a different level stylistically, or at least added to the dialogue, but in our time, he’s annoying.”

― Christopher Moore

“For me and my entire generation, we took on this kind of sarcastic, ironic, snarkiness because it seemed the most extreme reaction to the earnestness of hippies.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“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

“There’s a whole generation out there who don’t know that I was a pop singer in the early days.”

― Cilla Black

“At university, my generation were ready to fight, but we didn’t really have anything to fight for.”

― Claire Messud

“Whatever comes next for this generation, that’s going to be the greatest voice.”

― Clancy Brown

“The Next Generation Space Telescope, which will be located much further away from the Earth than the Hubble Space Telescope presently is, will also explore the infrared part of the spectrum.”

― Claude Nicollier

“The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.”

― Clint Eastwood

“Hell is reimagined by every generation. We have to reinvent the worst so that we can reinvent the best.”

― Clive Barker

“My introduction of Whitney was that if there’s going to be one performer for the next generation who combined the beauty and lyric phrasing of a Lena Horne with those Gospel fiery roots of an Aretha Franklin, it would be Whitney Houston.”

― Clive Davis

“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

“I learned on film at NYU. I was probably the last generation that was analog. Anyone who was a year younger than me, it was probably all digital.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“I applied everything that I could muster creatively to this mission to find a way to create a new ‘Jurassic Park’ movie for a new generation.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“I definitely think we’re living in a world or generation where we need constant gratification and adoration with Instagram and likes, and we base everything on attention.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“People say the ‘Lost Generation’ in a romantic sense, but I think it was tragic. They were really lost.”

― Corey Stoll

“A song is only as strong as its foundation, and when it comes so naturally in any setting, those are the songs that will hopefully outlive you, maybe even outlive the next generation of You.”

― Corey Taylor

“Building capacities for the young generation is going to make a better generation and a better future tomorrow for Africa.”

― Corneille Ewango

“Congo has vast stands of biologically important forests as well as remote areas still waiting to be explored, yet we have very few botanists. I’m working to expand training for young students and inspire a new generation to make discoveries, spread the word about conservation, and increase protected areas throughout our country.”

― Corneille Ewango

“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

“Our nation was founded with a bunch of founding legislators who joined together to move our country out of the blocks and get us started, and every generation since then has found a way to advance the ball down the field.”

― Cory Booker

“To get education to sink deep into the minds of a nation takes a generation and more.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“The Gospel itself is angular. It always has been. It always conflicts. It always challenges every generation. It challenges different generations in different ways.”

― D. A. Carson

“I think my generation is obsessed with instant gratification. We want everything now, now, now.”

― Dakota Fanning

“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

“I’m fascinated by how much has changed from one generation to another. There are young people growing up now for whom apartheid is just a distant memory and the idea of military service is an abstract notion.”

― Damon Galgut

“I think millennials are a generation that’s a little bit behind, maybe four or five years behind the previous generation, as far as when they buy a house.”

― Dan Gilbert

“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

“Since the dawn of recorded music, every generation has felt shocked by the musical tastes of the next.”

― Dan Hill

“The first step in securing our cyber future is education, and that means everything from educating individuals to companies to the next generation of IT professionals.”

― Dan Lipinski

“If you think about the under-30 generation, the millennial generation – GenTech, as I call them – they grew up with a screen in front of them. And so they think about everyday processes, like payments, differently than you and I do.”

― Dan Schulman

“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

“Don’t do anything to upset the victimhood apple cart, because then young women may want to think for themselves, and the entire racket of feminism ran by women who butter their bread by playing Chicken Little to the subsequent generation would be penniless.”

― Dana Loesch

“The Gen X generation never got past ‘Reality Bites,’ apparently, and my generation, the Gen Yers… Facebook? Maybe a conservative revolution?”

― Dana Loesch

“Millennials are a very interesting generation for a lot of reasons. They’re absolutely adorable, but they have some significant challenges. Their lives and their careers are delayed by about 10 years, partly because of the recession, also because of technology and also because of the way that they approach things.”

― Dana Perino

“’Prison Break’ on Netflix has generated a whole new generation of viewers.”

― Dana Walden

“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

“My parents always went to rallies and demonstrated against certain things; my generation, we often have a political conscience, but we’re not that involved.”

― Daniel Bruhl

“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

“I was the first real generation to have their teens on the Internet.”

― Daniel Ek

“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

“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

“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

“I think Kanye West is – people don’t give him the credit he deserves for what he has brought to our generation.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“We are raising today’s children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests.”

― Darell Hammond

“I was a TV junkie as a kid. I am the Sesame Street generation.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“As conservatives, we cannot just concede education over to the Democrats. We really need to be actively involved. And that’s why I’ve been such a proponent of school choice and the other options that are out there, because the Left is clearly out there driving the agenda, trying to shape the minds of the next generation.”

― Darryl Glenn

“The next generation is going to have to understand that Social Security is just one leg of a stool. We need to actually bring back that savings incentive, and the only way you’re going to be able to do that is if you have a job.”

― Darryl Glenn

“History is a sly boots, and for a generation of blacks that cannot identify with the frustrations of Jim Crow, and for whites who cannot understand the hard deal that faces working-class blacks, it is difficult to reconcile Hughes’s reputation as a poet-hero with his topical verse and uncomplicated prose.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“The younger generation gives me more respect than I could ever hope for.”

― Daryl Hall

“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

“There is a huge thirst for knowledge among the younger generation for contemporary art, but most of them learn about it by going on the Internet.”

― Dasha Zhukova

“My generation is under-entertained.”

― Dave Chappelle

“From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time.”

― Dave Grohl

“The whole slacker generation totally didn’t apply to us musically.”

― Dave Grohl

“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

“Speaking, writing, and signing are the three ways in which a language lives and breathes. They are the three mediums through which a language is passed on from one generation to the next.”

― David Crystal

“We are rearing a generation of kids who are more equitable and more understanding about the existence of language variety and why it is there.”

― David Crystal

“There are all kinds of historians and scholars who say that Brutus could have been a son of Caesar. That’s definitely a possibility. He’s a generation younger than Caesar.”

― David Denman

“’The Next Generation’ was a lot of fun for a while, and then it wasn’t a lot of fun. The reason it wasn’t a lot of fun was that this one was going to be a guaranteed hit. The original ‘Star Trek’ was never a guaranteed hit.”

― David Gerrold

“We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt.”

― David Graeber

“My studio is a laptop. Everybody I work with is the same. We make computer music, we’re the laptop generation.”

― David Guetta

“I’m interested in themes that endure from generation to generation.”

― David Guterson

“We have a generation of black actors playing leading roles on film and TV – Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor – which is great and is breaking the mould.”

― David Harewood

“Times change. Every generation has a new set of problems. Human nature is unmoved.”

― David Harsanyi

“We are millennials, and we love complaining more than any other generation.”

― David Hogg

“Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and at Centcom, is probably the most decorated officer of his generation.”

― David Ignatius

“Training a reliable military force that adheres to Western norms and standards is the work of a generation, not a few months.”

― David Ignatius

“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

“Wars never simply end, not for those in combat and not for the culture, and one way or another, they shape-shift from generation to generation.”

― David Means

“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

“Passed down from generation to generation, storytelling was an art in my family.”

― David Mixner

“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

“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

“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

“Ambient Devices develops a new generation of consumer electronic products.”

― David Rose

“As the baby boomers like me are retiring and getting ready to retire, they will spend whatever it takes – and they’re the wealthiest generation in our country – to make themselves live an enjoyable life in their retirement years.”

― David Rubenstein

“I think ‘Horace Silver’ was actually the first live jazz group I ever heard back when I was a kid in St. Louis. So along with most players of my generation, I have a real affection for the music of ‘Horace Silver.’”

― David Sanborn

“I think Shep Smith is probably the premier anchor/journalist of my generation. He’s terrific, and he does the news straight and let the chips fall where they may.”

― David Shuster

“I’m really into my photography and am trying to catch up with digital generation – I was used to the old 35mm cameras.”

― David Suchet

“I would love it if the whole ‘Godzilla’ franchise was revitalized for a new generation.”

― Dean Devlin

“Had the car companies continued to do generation two, generation three, generation four of the EV-1, we’d be looking at a spectacular car today.”

― Dean Devlin

“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

“Here’s what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“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

“Appropriation was the language of my generation in many ways. It came out of Duchamp, Warhol, Johns, Lichtenstein.”

― Deborah Kass

“Coming out as a Barbra Streisand fan was way more embarrassing than coming out as a lesbian. To be an artist of my generation willing to be unhip – artists were supposed to be like cowboys.”

― Deborah Kass

“I’ve had a very lucky life because I’m of this generation where everything was possible.”

― Deborah Moggach

“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

“This generation of filmmakers is very good. They’re seasoned, for some reason.”

― Dennis Farina

“The new generation doesn’t know anything about me except for what they saw in’ Easy Rider.’”

― Dennis Hopper

“Boeing has won in the marketplace for 100 years because of innovation, and we need to continue to invest in innovation for the future. And our cash generation strength is what allows us to do that.”

― Dennis Muilenburg

“I was a member of the VHS generation. I used to study movies as a kid because I had a VCR and could record a movie on HBO and just watch it repeatedly.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“My generation produced some terrific writers from all over, and the great thing about it is that they were all mixed in race.”

― Derek Walcott

“In almost any profession, even if you’re the kid of an actor, people are very supportive and want to see the next generation.”

― Dhani Harrison

“Maybe at this stage in my career, it’s from that younger generation that I have most to learn.”

― Diana Rigg

“I come from a generation which definitely treated anyone older and more successful with reverence. But it’s much more democratic nowadays.”

― Diana Rigg

“I truly believe Lorde is the voice of our generation.”

― Diana Silvers

“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

“My generation of director has no illusions that we are going to be fed and cared for by subsidized theater in America.”

― Diane Paulus

“Rock had a huge impact. Anything that the older generation hates is usually loved by kids. Nothing much changes – that still continues today.”

― Dick Clark

“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

“I get little kids who recognize me from ‘Mary Poppins,’ and it just delights me because it’s our third generation.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“Some people accuse the new generation of being ignorant, maybe ignorant for the old generation, but it’s a new language.”

― Domenico Dolce

“There’s a whole generation of young people who are faced with the so-called ‘jobless recovery.’ Necessity is the mother of invention. They are out there, all around the world, creating new companies.”

― Don Tapscott

“Wherever you are, design your life. Live the values of your generation.”

― Don Tapscott

“It used to be that one poet in each generation performed poems in public. In the twenties, it was Vachel Lindsay, who sometimes dropped to his knees in the middle of a poem. Then Robert Frost took over, and made his living largely on the road.”

― Donald Hall

“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

“I got into politics a little bit by chance, as a person from the first generation of the Solidarity movement.”

― Donald Tusk

“Our people historically have gone through a lot. That is our story. You can trace it all the way back to slavery. But it is incumbent upon everyone, no matter what field, to make it easier on the next generation.”

― Donovan Bailey

“It seems to be very clear that each new generation that comes – not only audiences but young bands as well – are very encouraged and enthused and inspired by my work.”

― Donovan

“The poet is the voice of the people. And when the poet presents certain ideas, two phrases in one poem can alter a generation’s view. So poets have always been feared – and controlled and jailed.”

― Donovan

“I was making the music and writing the songs which reflected the emerging consciousness of my generation.”

― Donovan

“I have to say, post-fame was difficult because it wasn’t just fame: it was super-fame of a kind that few have. It was attached to a generation’s dreams, and my own personal dreams were mixed up in it, too.”

― Donovan

“I’m probably the most successful Celtic bard of my generation, who projected this style and this image and this casketful of magical songs all around the world.”

― Donovan

“God knows why nobody ever learns from the preceding generation – but they don’t.”

― Doris Lessing

“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

“In every generation, there are horrors that define an age and events that scar the global conscience.”

― Douglas Alexander

“I’m in agreement with David Miliband when he says our generation of Labour politicians are not willing to hand over the direction of the country without a serious electoral fight.”

― Douglas Alexander

“The Network Generation are secure in, and proud of, their Scottishness. Unlike my generation that grew up in the ’80s, they don’t see our sense of identity as under threat.”

― Douglas Alexander

“As times change, so do the way each generation see the world. It is rather like the way our generation came to see our grandparents’ views on the Empire and colonies as outdated.”

― Douglas Alexander

“If you’re part of the Network Generation, you don’t have to belong just to one nation. Dual identities come easily to these dual screeners. They fear a separate Scotland would be a narrowing, not a broadening, experience.”

― Douglas Alexander

“Having recorded his first album, ‘Tapestry,’ in 1969, in Berkeley, California, during the student riots, McLean, a native New Yorker, became a kind of weather vane for what he called the ‘generation lost in space.’”

― Douglas Brinkley

“I think that to acknowledge a new generation is to acknowledge some degree of obsolescence in yourself, and that is very hard to do and often comes with undeniable anger.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I feel connected to my generation through the music, but I also fear for us. We’re in a very self-destructive state where we’re addicted to outside opinions and we all feel like we have fans.”

― Drake

“People of my generation who became photographers in the late fifties, early sixties, there were no rewards in photography. There were no museum shows. Maybe MOMA would show something, or Chicago. There were no galleries. Nobody bought photographs.”

― Duane Michals

“I am absolutely of the videogames generation, starting on the Atari and Commodore 64 and the Amiga.”

― Duncan Jones

“I personally prefer projecting digitally. I guess I’m of that generation where I like that clarity.”

― Duncan Jones

“I am probably the last of a generation able to gain an education in country music by osmosis, by sitting in a ’64 Ford banging the buttons on the radio.”

― Dwight Yoakam

“I knew about ‘Haunting Hour’ and that it was basically the new ‘Goosebumps’. When I got offered the role of Corey, I was really excited because I basically felt like I was going to be in a new generation of ‘Goosebumps’. It was a lot of fun, because I just love those scary shows, and I’m such a big fan of the horror genre.”

― Dylan Minnette

“A lot of the fiction I read growing up was post-war American, and not all of it centers on Manhattan, but around people of the Mad Men generation, people like John Cheever and, in more modern times, Don DeLillo, who I always mention.”

― Dylan Moran

“The whole selfie generation – it’s just not my vibe.”

― Dylan Penn

“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

“The new generation of Labour is different. Different attitudes, different ideas, different ways of doing politics.”

― Ed Miliband

“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

“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

“After a big war a nation doesn’t want another for a generation or more.”

― Edward Grey

“My generation is having its midlife crisis in its 20s.”

― Edward Norton

“Those of my generation who grew up in the midst of the Cold War had a very, very strong awareness and very much were sort of influenced by the demonization of the Soviet Union, whether that was through the Cuban Missile Crisis or duck-and-cover, or any of those things that so affected us then.”

― Edward Zwick

“I’m of the generation that discovered Aerosmith because of Run-DMC. They just looked crazy to me. They were the dudes in the Run-DMC video. That’s who Aerosmith was.”

― El-P

“I’m in a generation where MAC is the reigning brand for a lot of women – black, white, and other.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“The next generation of luxury consumers are much more socially conscious, and they look to invest in brands that see the world the way they do.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“There are a lot of people of my generation in New Zealand literature, young writers on their first or second books, that I’m just really excited about. There seems to be a big gap between the generation above and us; it seems to be quite radically different in terms of form and approach.”

― Eleanor Catton

“There is something about this generation living now, that we don’t accept death.”

― Elena Anaya

“We must continue to ensure that the legacy of the Greatest Generation is preserved and protected so that all Americans can work to embody the ideals and values of those that came before them.”

― Elise Stefanik

“The Millennial Generation is being crushed by soaring college costs and student loan debt, and as lawmakers, we must find solutions to address affordability and flexibility in higher education.”

― Elise Stefanik

“My mom grew up in Idaho, went to Brigham Young University: they’re very Molly Mormon. And my father is, like, first generation Albanian, and his parents lived in Southey and grew up in downtown Boston. My parents are complete opposites.”

― Eliza Dushku

“E-cigarette companies are using shameful tactics, such as Joe Camel-like cartoons in advertisements and creating e-cigarette flavors like bubblegum and cotton candy, to addict our children early – and guarantee another generation of smokers.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“We’ve been having a lot of hearings lately about the reliability of the grid and the need for more distributive generation. We can be a leader of that here in Connecticut.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“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

“While the women of the older generation were thankful if only they succeeded in obtaining ‘a work and a duty,’ however monotonous and wearing it might be, the will of the younger generation for a pleasurable labour has fortunately increased.”

― Ellen Key

“Morality in its noblest forms remains inexplicable unless one takes into account that power of growth in the human soul which has led generation after generation from lower religious and ethical standards to higher ones which often clash with worldly advantages.”

― Ellen Key

“With DNA, you have to be able to tell which genes are turned on or off. Current DNA sequencing cannot do that. The next generation of DNA sequencing needs to be able to do this. If somebody invents this, then we can start to very precisely identify cures for diseases.”

― Elon Musk

“’Plan Nine From Outer Space’ for a new generation, ‘Battlefield Earth’ is set in the year 3000, after the beings from the planet Psychlo have conquered our planet in only nine minutes.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.”

― Emil Cioran

“Each new generation is reared by its predecessor; the latter must therefore improve in order to improve its successor. The movement is circular.”

― Emile Durkheim

“I was raised in Arizona, and I went to public school, and the extent of my knowledge of the civil-rights movement was the story of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. I wonder how much my generation knows.”

― Emma Stone

“Europe’s younger generation has only experienced austerity.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“To see how many Italians are going out of Italy, the sort of exodus, a great generation leaving my country, I think is the worst nightmare for me as prime minister but also for the country, of course.”

― Enrico Letta

“It’s obvious that Pemex doesn’t have the financial capacity to be in every single front of energy generation.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“I’ve had an affinity for Michael Jordan. He’s probably the greatest athlete in my generation.”

― Enzo Amore

“One of the reasons The Bullet Club is what it is, while it may be kind of a wink and a nod to the nWo, it’s also young, fresh guys of a new generation.”

― Eric Bischoff

“Music’s cyclical. There’s always that next generation that always comes along.”

― Eric Church

“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

“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

“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

“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

“We won’t get economic growth if we don’t look after our mothers and the potential of the next generation. They need to be prioritised.”

― Erin O’Connor

“I noticed in the late 1990s that my friends and I were already nostalgic for the 1980s, and by the turn of the century, VH1’s ‘I Love the ’80s’ gave all of us an accelerated nostalgia for our generation.”

― Ernest Cline

“Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation.”

― Ernie Fletcher

“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

“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

“All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation’s art form.”

― Estelle Parsons

“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

“It’s the same thing now. When I go onstage the young people scream and holler as much as the older generation.”

― Etta James

“We’re a show-and-tell generation. People want to see behind the scenes. The more involved and invited they are, the closer affinity they have to your brand.”

― Eva Chen

“I take the time to understand my generation and what they want. Whether it’s on Tumblr, Pinterest, or Twitter, I see what they are re-Vining or re-blogging and incorporate it into my YouTube channel.”

― Eva Gutowski

“You just hope that we haven’t soured an entire generation on the necessity, from time to time, of using force because Iraq has been such a debacle. That would be tragic because Iran is a grave threat.”

― Evan Bayh

“A generation ago, American war planners made the mistake of believing that short-term Communist sympathies would unite China and Vietnam. We were wrong, and it tragically misshaped our policy in Vietnam.”

― Evan Osnos

“We believe that the next generation of powerful mobile companies have a deep understanding of the world as a unified whole, where digital and analog experiences affect each other rather than transporting analog experiences into the digital realm.”

― Evan Spiegel

“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

“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

“I’m inspired when I find out about something that I didn’t know was a remake. An example is, of course, stuff like ‘The Fly,’ or ‘The Thing,’ or even ‘The Blob.’ For our generation, all those things, whether it was ‘The Blob’ or ‘The Fly’ or something else, we had no idea they were remakes.”

― Fede Alvarez

“Each new generation needs to commit again to the foundations of our peaceful coexistence.”

― Federica Mogherini

“In a way, ‘Like Crazy’ keys into our generation, this idea of now we can still be in communication. Where do the boundaries of relationships end?”

― Felicity Jones

“Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born.”

― Fiona Shaw

“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

“Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times.”

― Florence Ellinwood Allen

“I frequently am contacted by people who want to thank me for ‘The Brady Bunch.’ Whether they grew up during the show’s original television run or are brand-new fans of the present generation, they tell me how important ‘The Brady Bunch’ has been in their lives.”

― Florence Henderson

“The one thing that I always try and take with me, if there’s, like, a remake, or you’re doing something again, is that every generation has a new story to tell.”

― Florence Pugh

“Every year, tens of millions of salmon return to the pristine shores of Bristol Bay in Alaska. They linger in the bay’s cool, shallow waters before charging up nearby streams to spawn and create another generation of wild salmon.”

― Frances Beinecke

“’Omega Man’ is a little too tied to a specific generation and a little cult-y to me.”

― Francis Lawrence

“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

“We really need to get control over Social Security numbers. My children’s generation, they’re past it. But their children should be able to have a number that is secure.”

― Frank Abagnale

“Quickness and momentum. You take the whole last generation of sports, listening to them, even reading about them, watching the games, analyzing them, arguing about them, instant-replaying them, second-guessing them, and all you’ll distill from them is quickness and momentum.”

― Frank Deford

“Today and always, there will be an obligation to pass on to the new generation the tradition of liberal scholarship – scientific or in the humanities – and to bring the understanding of things and human actions to everyone.”

― Frank Macfarlane Burnet

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

― Frank Norris

“You can see things growing up, be inspired by things. Just because they’re not around anymore doesn’t mean that you can’t take those inspirations and bring them to life and bring them to the next generation.”

― Frankie Grande

“This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“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

“I’d actually argue that the best thing to happen to the ‘Washington Post’ was hiring Marty Baron, maybe the greatest newspaper editor of his generation.”

― Franklin Foer

“I’m just one generation between someone who cheered when Germans were burning and someone who doesn’t even know that there is a border. That’s a miracle – really is a miracle – and it gets me really emotional.”

― Frans Timmermans

“I was just after Generation X. I missed the John Hughes movies; I had to watch them on TBS.”

― Freddie Prinze, Jr.

“Lucky individuals in each generation find technology appropriate to their needs.”

― Freeman Dyson

“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

“I would only create clothes myself if I felt I could do something really different – create a new style subculture for my generation – and that is very ambitious.”

― G-Dragon

“You have an entire generation of kids who grew up with the idea that music is something that you can download for free.”

― G-Eazy

“The feminist spirit still lives! It shows most boldly among younger women from the millennial generation.”

― Gail Sheehy

“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

“Kerouac was the cowboy that inspired the whole Beat Generation, and highlighted and put the spotlight on all of these minds that didn’t really know what they were doing at the time, but accomplished something much bigger than what they ever foresaw.”

― Garrett Hedlund

“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

“Young people, particularly in their teens and 20s, are not consuming sports the way my generation did. They are doing lots of things; they are multitasking. They are getting downloads; they are getting alerts on their computers or on their cellphones, and they are consuming sports in a more real-time but less full-time basis.”

― Gary Bettman

“Feel ashamed of my generation. We’ve let down our children and their children.”

― Gary Lineker

“People are fed up with the way things are. There is a lot of bitterness out there, a lot of anger about a lack of jobs and concerns for the next generation.”

― Gary Lineker

“’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

“The upward revision of import duty, from 1 per cent to over 4 per cent on steam coal imports, will adversely impact the industry, as it will lead to increase in cost of power generation.”

― Gautam Adani

“I’ve heard though that there is a younger generation of tonal French composers who are reacting with vigour.”

― Gavin Bryars

“I’m much more optimistic about this next generation because this is the first global generation.”

― Gavin Newsom

“With the rights now in our loving hands, I’m beyond excited to bring ‘The Green Hornet’ into the 21st century in a meaningful and relevant way: modernizing it and making it accessible to a whole new generation. My intention is to bring a gravitas to ‘The Green Hornet’ that wipes away the camp and kitsch of the previous iteration.”

― Gavin O’Connor

“Unfortunately as the result of the shutdown of the shuttle program, we lost an entire generation of people experience and capable of making risk judgment.”

― Gene Kranz

“The thing I always liked best about touring abroad was constantly running into different people, different cultures, different foods. It really pumped up my batteries… I’m constantly playing to a demographically diverse audience… one generation is driven by nostalgia, the next by curiosity. And that’s why I have no plans to retire.”

― Gene Pitney

“I think I’m representing a new generation of Latinos – bilingual, bicultural people.”

― Genesis Rodriguez

“The series ‘Generation Kill’ is, along with everything else, a sustained critique of the structural and conventional fictions of ‘The Hurt Locker.’”

― Geoff Dyer

“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

“I always thought of the zombies as being about revolution, one generation consuming the next.”

― George A. Romero

“We were the first generation to have to deal with the modern stardom of football. Some handled it better than others.”

― George Best

“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.

“In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.”

― George Murray

“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

“If the E.U. allows itself to be priced out of the world economy, the next generation will not get jobs, living standards will decline, and the Union will lose the popular consent of the people of Europe.”

― George Osborne

“Where I live, there are a lot of businesses owned by Ethiopians and Eritreans. They’re the new immigrants, the new Greeks – what my people did. The next generation of these people will probably be college graduates. That’s how it works, right there in front of your eyes.”

― George Pelecanos

“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

“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

“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

“My generation had the best years. We missed the Second World War and caught the outburst of rock ‘n’ roll.”

― Georgie Fame

“I’m in my 10th generation of TV critic now.”

― Geraldo Rivera

“There won’t be more Messis, and we don’t expect there to be more, as there won’t be another generation in La Masia like the one with Xavi, Busi, Puyol, Iniesta and me.”

― Gerard Pique

“Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation.”

― Gertrude Stein

“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

“I think every athlete should give back to schools. I know athletes donate and have things that they give charity to, but, at the end of the day, it’s the younger generation that we need to be helping.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“Anita Bryant is an important figure in gay history because she enraged a generation of people who got active.”

― Gilbert Baker

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Writers such as Richard Powers and the late David Foster Wallace have shown the path to a newer generation of writers for whom all national boundaries are quaint curiosities.”

― Giles Foden

“We all know far too many stories where the third generation just destroys everything that the first two have built up, and I certainly hope my family are different because I’ve worked too hard and my father has worked too hard for it to be given away.”

― Gina Rinehart

“If you want to help the poor and our next generation, make investment, reinvestment and businesses welcome.”

― Gina Rinehart

“I prefer being around young people. I don’t like situations from the past, definitely no nostalgia. I prefer to think of doing everything new with a different generation that has a different mentality.”

― Giorgio Armani

“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

“Real government is about looking beyond the vested to the national interest, setting up the necessary conditions to enable the next, more enabled and more empowered generation to achieve a country as prosperous, a people as content, as ours deserve to be.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“By and large, our political system has betrayed its promise to each new generation of Filipinos, not a few of whom are voting with their feet, going abroad and leaving that system behind.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Hong Kong movies were really popular in my generation.”

― Gong Yoo

“When you touch the life of a man of this generation, that influence is felt through generations yet to come.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“In 2005 we have a once in a generation opportunity to deliver a modern Marshall plan for the developing world.”

― Gordon Brown

“Every generation gets the Tiny Tim it deserves.”

― Gore Vidal

“It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham. He was always so entirely there.”

― Gore Vidal

“It feels great to know that someone from the younger generation is following me.”

― Govinda

“Whether one likes it or not, the screen is a profoundly important source of imagery and storytelling for this generation. For me, books remain a stunning place to tell stories, but the screen has a place.”

― Graeme Base

“We’re going to become caretakers for the robots. That’s what the next generation of work is going to be.”

― Gray Scott

“Being part of the original ‘Star Wars’ generation, I have always known a dark future.”

― Greg van Eekhout

“Ultimately, I think there’s this umbrella term of jazz, and what’s cool about not just what’s happening with my music but this general sense of what’s happening with this generation of musicians, is it’s a very broad term, and we can incorporate all types of music, and we can be influenced and inspired by all kinds of sounds.”

― Gretchen Parlato

“The problem with ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ was that it was designed to be a PG-13 movie. It was literally a horror movie for a younger generation. I was trying to do the film equivalent of teenage, young adult readers, and when they gave it an R rating, the movie couldn’t sustain an R.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“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

“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

“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

“Trust the young. Young people have a lot to contribute, but generation after generation, those who reach power protect that power rather than teach others how to attain it. I resolved that if I ever became successful, I would trust the young.”

― Guy Laliberte

“We can’t expect the world to get better by itself. We have to create something we can leave the next generation.”

― Gwen Ifill

“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

“Employment for the younger generation is my top priority.”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“I’m trying to tell the story of the evolution of America. Each biography is a life in time, and I can see there’s a particular task for each generation that I write about.”

― H. W. Brands

“Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it.”

― Haim Ginott

“Social Security is not just another government spending program. It is a promise from generation to generation.”

― Hank Johnson

“I want to share knowledge about things I’ve learned over the years with a younger generation that is seeking the truth.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“I’d like to be remembered as good person and as one of the best comedians of my generation.”

― Hannibal Buress

“You can’t just keep recycling revivals. And you can’t keep betting on the efforts of guys like me who’ve been around. You have to take the next step and bet on the next generation.”

― Harold Prince

“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

“Luckily, each generation brings forth great writers, actors, directors, and designers.”

― Harriet Walter

“My entire generation has grown up in the shadow of one movie: ‘Star Wars.’”

― Harry Knowles

“I’m doing research for a large comic book on the Beat Generation guys – Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and those guys.”

― Harvey Pekar

“Evolution is all about passing on the genome to the next generation, adapting and surviving through generation after generation. From an evolutionary point of view, you and I are like the booster rockets designed to send the genetic payload into the next level of orbit and then drop off into the sea.”

― Harvey V. Fineberg

“We don’t know what the next generation of art is going to look like. We’re kind of making it up as we go along. Not unlike the tech industry.”

― Hasan M. Elahi

“New Brown America represents a whole generation of kids that are descendants of either immigrants or immigrants themselves, that are coming to America, enriching what it means to be an American.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“I believe that whoever is successful should help ensure that the next generation can be successful, too.”

― Hasso Plattner

“A generation of people are being radicalised by the criminalisation of information sharing.”

― Heather Brooke

“Every generation is more open to new things.”

― Hector Bellerin

“The new generation of researchers must be given the skills and values – not just scientific ideals, but also awareness of human weaknesses – that will enable it to correct its forebears’ mistakes.”

― Heinrich Rohrer

“I always love working with young actors, because there’s always something to learn. It’s always exciting to see the next generation and how they approach things and what’s great about them and what’s not so great about them.”

― Helen Mirren

“There is a wealth of twentieth century music that is being re-discovered by a generation that hasn’t heard it.”

― Helen Reddy

“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

“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

“I experienced Nazism as a child. Like many of my generation, I was motivated by the desire to prevent another war at any price.”

― Helmut Kohl

“Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never born of spontaneous generation.”

― Henri Poincare

“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’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

“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

“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“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

“You have to have a canon so the next generation can come along and explode it.”

― 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

“All of us would like to have our children and their grandchildren grow up with at least the level of prosperity that we had. In the U.S., we seem to be very selfish because the older generation is not making the sacrifices.”

― Henry Paulson

“Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.”

― Hervey Allen

“The last remaining thing that must be communicated to the next generation is an aging figure that still continues to change.”

― Hideo Kojima

“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

“A lot of people who make films in my generation have the vocabulary of all the films they’ve seen before.”

― Hiro Murai

“Japanese feel an intimacy with the dead, at least for people up to my generation.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“Into every generation comes a vampire.”

― Holly Black

“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

“I was part of a generation that believed in socialism and finally found that belief corroded and destroyed. That is not renouncing Communism or socialism. It’s reaching a certain degree of enlightenment about what the Soviet Union practices.”

― Howard Fast

“I am surprised and embarrassed to be a part of the first American generation to leave the country in far worse shape than it was when we first came into it.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“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

“Prog didn’t really go away. Just took a catnap in the late Seventies. A new generation of fans discovered it, and a whole new array of bands and solo artists took it on into the new millennium.”

― Ian Anderson

“We were the first generation of rock & roll, but life goes on.”

― Ian Gillan

“In every generation, there are quite firm rules on how to behave when you are crazy.”

― Ian Hacking

“It’s nice for me to be in touch with a younger generation.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Seventy years old! How did that happen? I was part of the generation that wasn’t going to die.”

― Ian McShane

“The trimmings of wealth are not as important to me and my generation as they were to my parents’ generation.”

― Ian Schrager

“There’s a generation of people who’ve made their own money and are among the most generous people you would ever meet.”

― Ian Wace

“The mandate we have as Jews is for the story of the Exodus from Egypt to be retold every generation.”

― Ilan Stavans

“The next generation of entrepreneurs are already named Martinez or Sanchez.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“Their eagerness for the big-band music and their ability to grasp the essence of it made me realize that today’s generation has not been properly exposed to the big-band sound.”

― Illinois Jacquet

“My mother was an activist; so was my father. They came from a generation of young Somalis who were actively involved in getting independence for Somalia in 1960.”

― Iman

“I’m regularly speaking at London Business School and Harvard Business School. They’re the next generation of leaders in the fashion industry.”

― Imran Amed

“The victory in the 1992 World Cup changed Pakistan cricket. A number of cricketers from that side turned out to be role models and inspiration for the younger generation.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“One of the biggest things that happens to many people when they have kids is that you suddenly realize that you’re not going to last forever. You know there is another generation who are the heroes of their own stories, and that is humbling.”

― Ira Sachs

“I always wanted to be a writer. Maybe, had I been brought up in another generation, I might have just gone into writing rather than medicine – which is not to say that I didn’t also have a great attraction towards the idea of being a healer. Fortunately, I’ve been able to combine the two in ways I could never possibly have imagined.”

― Irvin D. Yalom

“My generation in Japan lived in limbo. We dreamed between two worlds.”

― Issey Miyake

“Architects always have a feel for time – the generation they live in – as we do, and they are always striving toward boundless adventure.”

― Issey Miyake

“Of course, I’m of the generation that grew up with Hemingway and Faulkner as strong influences.”

― Italo Calvino

“A whole generation of veteran composers has never taken a stand or provided an example and has produced in the music academies generations of docile workers for the music industry. What can you expect from downtrodden workers who see music as a type of profession, like stenography, and not an act of creation that by its nature is subversive?”

― Itay Talgam

“A Trump presidency will turn the economy around and restore the great American tradition of giving each new generation hope for brighter opportunities than those of the generation that came before.”

― Ivanka Trump

“It’s true of Irish Catholic families. They’re big on story telling and big on saving stories from one generation to the next.”

― J. Courtney Sullivan

“We’re raising a generation of kids who are being overly praised for incredibly minor accomplishments. I think it’s counter-productive.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are rather than confirming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“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

“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

“Obama has acted aggressively on the issue most important to my generation: climate change.”

― Jack Schlossberg

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

― Jack Steinberger

“’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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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’ve never been inspired by a politician in France, and I think a lot of my own generation think that way.”

― Jain

“The ukulele has always appealed to the older generation.”

― Jake Shimabukuro

“I get particularly depressed by the way teenagers are portrayed in the media. They are massively underestimated. They are bright, intelligent people who are given less and less opportunity. They are an ignored generation.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Various justifications for lower capital-gains rates have been proffered over the years, none of them self-evident. But even conceding the wisdom of lower capital-gains rates, why should they never be taxed at all, even as they are passed from generation to generation?”

― James B. Stewart

“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

“Anyone of my generation who tells you he hasn’t ‘done Brando’ is lying.”

― James Caan

“If a statesman is one who looks to the next generation and a politician one who looks to the next election, a political consultant must be one who looks to the next tracking poll.”

― James Carville

“German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice in our generation the lands of German neighbors.”

― James F. Byrnes

“A black man of my generation born in the late 1960s is more than twice as likely to go to prison in his lifetime then a black man of my father’s generation. I was born after the Voting Rights Act, after the Civil Rights Act, after the Fair Housing Act.”

― James Forman, Jr.

“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”

― James Freeman Clarke

“In the 1920s, a generation before the coming of solid-state electronics, one could look at the circuits and see how the electron stream flowed. Radios had valves, as though electricity were a fluid to be diverted by plumbing. With the click of the knob came a significant hiss and hum, just at the edge of audibility.”

― James Gleick

“I feel like it’s a real shame that my generation doesn’t make an appearance at the opera.”

― James Gray

“With a fourth generation of nuclear power, you can have a technology that will burn more than 99 percent of the energy in the fuel. It would mean that you don’t need to mine uranium for the next thousand years.”

― James Hansen

“It’s very important for men to look downward, to the next generation.”

― James Hillman

“Every generation has to protect every one of their rights, whether that’s freedom of the press, freedom of speech, or freedom of faith. You have to remain diligent.”

― James Lankford

“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

“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

“’Generation Kill’ was not a very glamorous shoot. For all intents and purposes, it was low budget, and all the money they had went to what you see on the screen.”

― James Ransone

“I feel like, with most filmmakers of my generation, I like the over-the-top stuff. I like to be wacky and really in your face.”

― James Wan

“Fairytales are stories that span every generation and they’ve been around for a long time.”

― Jamie Dornan

“J. K. Rowling has already got a whole generation reading.”

― Jamie Parker

“I miss the generation of actors such as John Mills, where it doesn’t surprise you at all when he crops up in a film tap-dancing.”

― Jamie Parker

“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

“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

“My generation of women was the last for whom marriage and a family were the goal.”

― Jane Hawking

“Generation Y is much smarter. They just get information much more quickly. They really understand the idea of quality and value.”

― Jane Lauder

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I think millennials are the most woke generation because they understand that differences are just in the fabric of who we are.”

― Janet Mock

“Labor force participation peaked in early 2000, so its decline began well before the Great Recession. A portion of that decline clearly relates to the aging of the baby boom generation. But the pace of decline accelerated with the recession.”

― Janet Yellen

“My mother came from a generation that did not want nannies. She had her first child at 24 and her last – me – at 42.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“Librarians are teaching the next generation how to use digital media responsibly.”

― Jarrett J. Krosoczka

“My generation has to deal with how to overcome a trauma, how to overcome destruction, and how to tell the truth to the next generation.”

― Jasmila Zbanic

“I come from a Hasidic background; I am only one generation removed.”

― Jason Fuchs

“When I joined the Truckers, I was 21 and riding in the van with guys who were a generation older than me.”

― Jason Isbell

“From being a teacher and educator, I see the state of the music through the eyes of an 18-year-old coming on to the scene, and we want to make sure it stays intact. With my generation, it’s our duty to do that.”

― Jason Moran

“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

“Queen Latifah was writing poetry. Maybe Latifah’s ‘Ladies First’ and Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’ are the same thing, a generation apart.”

― Jason Reynolds

“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

“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

“If being a spokesman for a generation is a fleeting occupation, being a symbol of an era is downright dangerous for anyone who has the bad luck to outlive it.”

― Jay McInerney

“I love dancing in general and making girls dance. My generation doesn’t do it enough.”

― Jean Dujardin

“Two kids in their dorm room can’t start anything important in space today. That’s why I want to take the assets I have from Amazon and translate that into the heavy-lifting infrastructure that will allow the next generation to have dynamic entrepreneurialism in space, to build that transportation network.”

― Jeff Bezos

“All these people that want to make me out as part of Generation X had better watch out, or they’re going to get X’d out themselves.”

― Jeff Buckley

“It’s been said that Generation X should get a life. Well, in ‘Bottle Rocket,’ they get a life of crime. Or at least try.”

― Jeff Giles

“Vince McMahon – he’s third generation, and his enormous empire, he ran it much like the territories. The buck stopped with him; he made the decisions. That’s how a company should be run. Feast or famine, right or wrong, the WWE is driven off his decision making and always has been.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“Every generation needs a new revolution.”

― Jeff Rich

“I grew up, like most people in my generation, watching John Travolta. I was thrilled to meet him.”

― Jeffrey Toobin

“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

“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

“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

“There is a certain generation who have grown up being able to mash up, to tinker with, every system they’ve ever encountered.”

― Jennifer Pahlka

“I am a child of digital generation. I have done most of the records with Rilo Kiley on computers, on Pro Tools or other digital programs.”

― Jenny Lewis

“Every generation has their favorite Spider-Man television show. For a lot of us, it’s the one that has the song, ‘Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can.’”

― Jeph Loeb

“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

“My generation have had it good, and I am really troubled by what we have done with it.”

― Jeremy Paxton

“The millennial generation is very vocal.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“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

“I’m trying to bring a new generation into the musical theater and to create a new audience.”

― Jerry Herman

“Every movement that slays its gods creates new ones, of course. I loathe talk of the sixties and seventies being a ‘Greatest Generation’ of artists, but if we’re going to use such idiotic appellations, let this one also be applied to the artists, curators, and gallerists who emerged in the first half of the nineties.”

― Jerry Saltz

“Hip-hop, which is my generation’s blues, is important to the characters that I write about. They use hip-hop to understand the world through language.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“Being a member of the Nintendo generation, I’ve got a really short attention span.”

― Jesse Kellerman

“Girls’ Generation was an important and precious time for me.”

― Jessica Jung

“I wouldn’t be here without Girls’ Generation. If there were no Girls’ Generation, there would be no me.”

― Jessica Jung

“I’m not just working for myself anymore. I’m working for my kid as well, someone who’s actually looking up to me on a whole other level than the younger generation.”

― Jessica McDonald

“I was a part of that Beanie Babies generation. I had, like, 400 of them… OK, maybe not that many, but I had a lot of little stuffed animals that I liked to make talk. I was a big dork, and I still am.”

― Jessica Stroup

“So what are we given? We’re also given, my generation, the disillusionment of our parents.”

― Jewel

“Folklore used to be passed by word of mouth, from one generation to the next; that’s what makes it folklore, as opposed to, say, history, which is written down and stored in an archive.”

― Jill Lepore

“We have discharged one generation of debtors after another, but we do not find that their numbers lessen. We find only that we forget, when times are good, that times were ever bad.”

― Jill Lepore

“If you’re female, and you want to express your femininity, you’re actually demonized in the ‘Free To Be… You And Me’ generation.”

― Jill Soloway

“We have a crisis in nuclear weapons, and again, thanks very much to the Democrats: Bill Clinton, who removed us from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty framework for nuclear disarmament, and then Barack Obama, who created a trillion-dollar budget for us to spend on a new generation of nuclear weapons and modes of delivery.”

― Jill Stein

“The generation that comes next is always going to rebel against the generation that came before, and they’re always going to be at odds with each other.”

― Jillionaire

“Magoo’s appeal lies in our hostility toward an older generation. But he’s not only nearsighted physically. His mind is selective of what it sees, too. That is where the humor, the satire lies, in the difference between what he thinks he sees and reality as we see it.”

― Jim Backus

“Gene Colan was like no other artist of his generation. His ability to create dramatic, multi-valued tonal illustrations using straight India ink and board was unparalleled.”

― Jim Lee

“Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.”

― Jim Morrison

“Medicare and Social Security have created the healthiest and most financially secure generation of senior citizens in American history.”

― Jim Walsh

“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

“In the wake of the San Francisco scene, ears were alive. It was a listening generation.”

― Jimmy Page

“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

“Each generation has a backlash against the generation before.”

― Jo Brand

“Most of us are shrinking in the face of psycho-social and physical poisons, of the toxins of our world. But compassion, the generation of compassion, actually mobilizes our immunity.”

― Joan Halifax

“I tend to write about more than one generation because as a child I had contact with more than one generation; it was normal to be around older people.”

― Joanne Harris

“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

“My generation was the turning point. Women older than us didn’t expect to have jobs or careers; those younger did. But we were where it was changing – which is interesting but uncomfortable.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“We cannot put off the difficult decisions for another day, another generation.”

― Jodi Rell

“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

“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

“Of course, I’m drawn to a place like Iraq because It’s the biggest story of our generation.”

― Joe Sacco

“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

“You were not created to just get by with an average, unrewarding, or unfulfilling life. God created you to leave your mark on this generation.”

― Joel Osteen

“Slayer just goes from generation to generation to generation, because it’s just so great.”

― John 5

“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

“Schultz is not a Nazi. I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of goodness in any generation.”

― John Banner

“Hey, I’m just trying to become the Michael Caine/Gene Hackman of my generation.”

― John C. Reilly

“It is clearly a bad idea to try to just move games from other platforms directly over, but I’m sure we will see a lot of it, especially as the handsets surpass the hardware capabilities of previous generation consoles.”

― John Carmack

“It is a shame that homebrew development can’t be officially sanctioned and supported, because it would be a wonderful platform for a modern generation of programmers to be able to get a real feel for low level design work, to be contrasted with the high level web and application work that so many entry level people start with.”

― John Carmack

“There is absolutely zero doubt that you can technically do an excellent full-featured FPS game, because these devices are more powerful now than, like, a previous generation Xbox.”

― John Carmack

“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

“My particular lifetime, my individual profile, represents something very basic to African-American history and culture because I was a second generation immigrant, so to speak, from the South. My grandfather was born in South Carolina – well, both grandfathers were born in the South.”

― John Edgar Wideman

“The strong emergence of pro-feminine values in highly masculine societies signals that traditional masculine structures will continue to be challenged as the Millennial generation grows up and gains even more influence.”

― John Gerzema

“I want to share music that we grew up with for this generation, the music my parents shared with me.”

― John Gourley

“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

“I have an illogical affinity for ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’”

― John Joseph Adams

“We’ve unveiled the most comprehensive reform budget people have seen in a generation.”

― John Kasich

“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

“The British playwright Nina Raine is one of her generation’s most promising talents.”

― John Lahr

“Every generation comes upon the movie again, and then, invariably, the books have a spike in sales because people want to read more about Mary Poppins.”

― John Lee Hancock

“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

“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

“Natural gas will displace coal in power generation. Getting natural gas into the transportation fleet is harder. It works best for vehicles that work from centralized fueling facilities like trucking fleets or buses and cabs. That is happening. Before it can make big inroads beyond that, infrastructure is going to need to be developed.”

― John S. Watson

“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

“You’ve got to really enable the next generation of start-ups.”

― John T. Chambers

“I grew up with the Woodstock generation. I went to Woodstock, and like everybody in my school, I wanted to be in a rock-and-roll band, and most of us were. But I also grew up with a lot of piano lessons and a lot of classical music training.”

― John Tesh

“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

“I consider the electric guitar to be like a drum with strings. It became the drum of the Baby Boom generation. And the drum has always been the center of the tribe, a new electronic tribe.”

― John Trudell

“My generation was maybe the last in which you could set up shop as a writer and hope to make a living at it.”

― John Updike

“Plainly, when perfusate from an organ or blood from an animal is used for superfusion, substances can reach the assay tissues within a few seconds of generation or release.”

― John Vane

“Both my parents worked. So it wasn’t like the previous generation where we learned how to cook and bake from our mothers and grandmothers.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“I’ve had two lives. The golfing part… the younger generation sort of heard about me but maybe didn’t realize I wasn’t too bad at times. Then the announcing part.”

― Johnny Miller

“I’m from New Orleans, which is all about direct engagement out in the street with all the parades and Mardi Gras Indians and jazz funerals. I’m trying to take that and put it into my generation, a group that doesn’t have enough joy and celebration in their lives.”

― Jon Batiste

“I’m of a generation of director that came up understanding special effects.”

― Jon Favreau

“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.

“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

“I am part of a vast generation of people who perpetually live as if they just graduated from college.”

― Jonathan Ames

“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

“Coal is the most carbon-intensive fuel available for electricity generation. The most urgent threat to climate policy is the scale of new investments in unabated coal-fired electricity generation still being planned.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“A lot of people in my generation, we use hip-hop as a tool to compose.”

― Jose James

“A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation.”

― Jose Ortega y Gasset

“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

“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

“This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“I, like many members of my generation, was concerned with segregation and the repeated violation of civil rights.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Ensuring preschool education for all and investing more in public schools is essential if the U.S. is to avoid becoming a neo-feudal country where advantages and disadvantages are passed on from one generation to the next.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Personally, the NSA collecting data on me freaks me out. It totally freaks me out. And yet I’m from the generation that wants to put a GPS in their kids so I always know where they are.”

― Joss Whedon

“I am concerned with only one thing, the moral and social conditions of my generation.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“My grandmother could never have written a memoir, so ‘The Gravedigger’s Daughter’ is a homage to her life, and to the lives of other young women of her generation, which are so rarely articulated.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“I think that new communications are wonderful and I am delighted to be a part of the Internet generation.”

― Judy Collins

“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

“Millennials are the experiences generation.”

― Julia Hartz

“I wish I could be on ‘Politically Incorrect.’ Because Bill Maher basically dismisses teenagers, and I think I could give my generation a good name.”

― Julia Stiles

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“This whole generation of parents – I’m guilty of it too – does too much for their kids.”

― Julie Brown

“I really have a generation gap about modern clothes.”

― Julie Harris

“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

“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 always had a sense that I would fall in love with Tokyo. In retrospect I guess it’s not that surprising. I was of the generation that had grown up in the ’80s when Japan was ascendant (born aloft by a bubble whose burst crippled its economy for decades), and I’d fed on a steady diet of anime and samurai films.”

― Junot Diaz

“My thing is every generation of Americans has to answer what we call the ‘Superman Question.’ Superman comes, lands in America. He’s illegal. He’s one of these kids. He’s wrapped up in a red bullfighter’s cape. And you’ve got to decide what we’re gonna do with Superman.”

― Junot Diaz

“The young generation has a different curiosity that is more visual.”

― Jurgen Klinsmann

“My personal feeling about reboots is – I’m very against it. I feel bad for the pop culture of this generation because I feel like they’re getting a lot of retread… a lot of digested and vomited stuff from our teens and 20s and all of that.”

― Justine Bateman

“R&B was really prominent in the ’90s, and we can all admit that it kind of fell off. But my generation is more in touch with our emotions – we’re not afraid to show them. We’re bringing that decade back.”

― Justine Skye

“To avoid a blackout, electricity generating companies must lower generation in line with low demand.”

― Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia

“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

“History has proven that each generation of Howard graduates will forge the way forward for our country and our world.”

― Kamala Harris

“We’ve now got a whole generation of jazz musicians who have been brought up with hip-hop. We’ve grown up alongside rappers and DJs; we’ve heard this music all our life. We are as fluent in J Dilla and Dr Dre as we are in Mingus and Coltrane.”

― Kamasi Washington

“I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh.”

― Kanye West

“I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice.”

― Kanye West

“Historically, hip-hop is about a generation of artists rapping about the realities they see in their neighborhoods or the ‘truths’ they hear growing up in their homes.”

― Karamo Brown

“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

“The girls who come into Tamil cinema today are educated and from well-to-do families. Unlike the actresses of my generation, they do not need cinema for survival. We cannot write a small role – dead cast, as I call it – and expect them to be excited.”

― Karthik Subbaraj

“To tell the truth, fairytales have never gone out of style. They have been told and retold for thousands of years, finding new shapes and structures with each new generation of tellers.”

― Kate Forsyth

“Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved – we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation.”

― Kate Middleton

“I adopted the assumption of many of my generation that women were intellectually inferior to men, that we were not capable of governing, leading, managing anything but our homes and our children.”

― Katharine Graham

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

― Katherine Dunn

“I’m from that generation where there aren’t that many pictures of me as a baby.”

― Katherine Ryan

“I’m really passionate and love everything lifestyle-oriented, so that’s what I do on my website. I have been able to get other people to contribute to the website to create kind of a hub for people in the millennial generation – people my age.”

― Katherine Schwarzenegger

“Every generation brings something new to the workplace, and millennials are no exception. As a group, they tend to be highly educated, love to learn, and grew up with the Internet and digital tools in a way that can be highly useful when leveraged properly.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“Millennials tend to appreciate regular feedback because they want to feel that their work matters and that they are making a difference in the workplace. As the youngest generation at most organizations, they also tend to be hungry for growth and development opportunities.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“My generation is so motivated to tell their own stories because we have so many that need to be heard.”

― Kathryn Newton

“’Skins’ has been such a great thing for our generation – I don’t want it to become a parody of itself.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“’Skins’ was such a great platform for young actors. They had this whole thing about getting people who weren’t trained, this new generation, this new culture.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“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

“In 1959, Moscow gave space to an exhibition of American consumer goods, and my father, also a member of this generation, tasted Pepsi for the first time.”

― Keith Gessen

“One of the best and most challenging books about Orwell is by the socialist literary critic Raymond Williams. As a critic – and, in some ways, as a figure, at least within the academy – Williams was what England had in the generation after Orwell, and toward the end of his life, he became more critical of his predecessor.”

― Keith Gessen

“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

“The talk-box thing that T-Pain does is something new and different for this generation because they don’t know about Zapp or Teddy Riley. I think he’s creative and has made the talk-box his own in the hip-hop world, but if these young ones studied their musical history, they’d know that.”

― Keith Sweat

“I always try to set a positive example for my generation and promote confidence.”

― Keke Palmer

“I was actually away in Africa doing ‘Generation Kill’ while everyone was auditioning for Twilight. They all had, like, five different auditions: I was so lucky that I came back from Africa just in time and the actor who was playing Emmett fell through, lucky for me!”

― Kellan Lutz

“My great-grandfather, Peter O’Hara, was born in Ireland, I believe, in County Clare. His father, my great-great-grandfather, had actually come to America a generation before when times were very bad in Ireland. He worked in the Pennsylvania area and did well with horses and farming.”

― Kelli O’Hara

“It’s very important to inspire the next generation.”

― Kemba Walker

“My dad was a doctor and surgeon. He was the fifth generation of his family to become a doctor.”

― Ken Kercheval

“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

“As you may know, I’m a native Texan. In fact I’m a fifth generation Texan.”

― Ken Starr

“I think social media has taken over for our generation. It’s a big part of our lives, and it’s kind of sad.”

― Kendall Jenner

“When everybody looks at our generation of kids, they always call us the misfits – you know, like we just don’t give a damn.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends.”

― Kenneth Anger

“Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation.”

― Kenneth Koch

“With artists of my own generation there was at first no group identity – and never a clique.”

― Kenneth Noland

“The first 45 or 50 years of the regional theater movement, all these folks, they built these theaters. The job of the next generation is to maintain them.”

― Kenny Leon

“Games like ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘NBA Baller Beats’ have so much to them. I was more of the ‘Pac-Man’ generation where we were excited to play table tennis on the TV.”

― Kenny Smith

“The work of black creatives seems to always get undermined in one way or another, and that’s what this new generation is actively changing by speaking up. We aren’t accepting group categorization and group classifications to describe our work anymore – it just leads to group dismissal.”

― Kerby Jean-Raymond

“Here’s my thinking: Since tax reform only occurs once a generation, let’s not tweak what we have and call it a day.”

― Kevin Brady

“Field of Dreams is probably our generation’s It’s A Wonderful Life.”

― Kevin Costner

“I’m trying to do what Eddie Murphy did for his generation. You have to show people, ‘I’m different. I’m not just a comedian.’ I’m trying to become a rock star.”

― Kevin Hart

“This younger generation that’s around, that’s tweeting, Facebooking and Vine-ing, the fans appreciate that because they feel like they can get to you.”

― Kevin Hart

“It’s neat to hear a new generation of musicians come up.”

― Kevin Jonas

“I’m a really big Fiona Apple fan, and more times than not, when I put her on in the car, people are surprised. I think they associate her less as a songwriter and more as a ’90s MTV generation artist.”

― Kevin Morby

“I think every entrepreneur in Canada owes the next generation a road map of how to do it again.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“If we don’t reach out to make theatre affordable to the young generation, we will lose them all.”

― Kevin Spacey

“Kendrick Lamar deserves a Grammy. He’s one of the biggest, most influential rappers of my generation.”

― Khalid

“I’m thrilled to continue my partnership with U by Kotex for Generation Know while helping to empower girls. I’ve always been a motivational resource for my younger sisters and hope I can positively impact and inspire other young girls too.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“We are raising a generation of kids where everyone gets a trophy. But in real life, everyone don’t get a trophy.”

― Killer Mike

“The first generation of the young people of our revolution took up arms following Comrade Kim Il Sung and fought the bloody anti-Japanese struggle, thus achieving the historic cause of national liberation.”

― Kim Jong-un

“I am at the table. I am first generation. I am Irish-Puerto Rican. I am a single mom.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“Being second generation in Hollywood is complicated: Success is expected, and yet the track record of the second generation is not great. Only a small group of us, like Jane Fonda, have succeeded.”

― Kirk Douglas

“Doing right by our seniors isn’t just about making the right decisions today – it’s about ensuring that every generation of Americans can have a strong and secure future.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“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

“I have had much to learn from Sweden’s poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation.”

― Knut Hamsun

“The younger generation of hip-hop artists believes in doing something irreverent, inventing a new style. That’s all it’s about.”

― Kodie Shane

“I have written time and again about the damage the Republican Party has done to itself with the millennial generation.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Young voters may be growing up in an era of increased global connection, cooperation and commerce. But they’re very open to politicians who tell them it is these very things that are keeping elites in power and keeping their generation down.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“In the year 2000, the very youngest members of the Baby Boomer crew were in their mid-30s while the oldest Boomers were mid-50s. That year, the Boomers were a generation divided somewhat equally between the GOP and Democrats.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Maybe President Trump will turn out to be a fabulously successful president who will endear the millennial generation to the Right anew.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“As a member of the oldest slice of the Millennial generation, my teenage years spanned the late 1990s through the start of the new millennium. I spent that time watching a lot of MTV’s ‘Total Request Live’, ‘Dawson’s Creek’, and wearing out a dual VHS tape of ‘Titanic’.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“For some in my generation, Sept. 11th was a moment of political awakening. For others, the Iraq War or the financial crisis or the rise of Obama were the major events of their teenage years that began to lay the foundation for their views.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“My slice of the millennial generation, as we grew up, became – to the dismay of the GOP – a bloc of fairly consistently Democratic voters.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Each kind of generation of bands forgets how they got here. Waylon Jennings came out and they’re like, ‘That’s not Patsy Cline.’ And everyone panicked, like, ‘I don’t know what happened to country music, but this isn’t it.’”

― Kristian Bush

“I have to have everything. I have to have iPads. I’ve had I think every generation of iPod. I’ve had all the consoles at least once; I’ve had some of them twice. I get them and get fed up with them and get rid of them.”

― Kristian Nairn

“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

“Every generation brings its own presentation of what hip-hop is to them.”

― KRS-One

“Because I really believe that Russia needs a fresh face, a new generation, to be seen on the political stage.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“Vladimir Putin is a person from a different generation.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“The young generation is willing to experiment more. Firstly, they are less motivated by money and compensation, unlike the previous two generations. Secondly, integrity and governance are very important issues for them.”

― Kumar Mangalam Birla

“I think I belong to America’s last generation of novelists. Novelists will come one by one from now on, not in seeming families, and will perhaps write only one or two novels, and let it go at that.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“It may be that the most striking thing about members of my literary generation in retrospect will be that we were allowed to say absolutely anything without fear of punishment.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“I want to make an impact on people. Like John Lennon writing ‘Imagine,’ a song that changes an entire generation of people.”

― Kyle

“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

“History is dependent on the new generation to write a new chapter.”

― LaMelo Ball

“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

“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 mad what each generation vilifies. It’s not necessarily to do with logic.”

― Laura Fraser

“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

“The celebrity’s desire to shape the next generation of young minds by opening a school is by no means unique to Diddy.”

― Laura Moser

“Every generation has a macabre notion that wars, government prohibition, natural disasters or mankind itself could be the downfall of society and the world as a whole.”

― Lauren DeStefano

“I definitely take it as a really big responsibility on my shoulders to make sure I’m motivating my generation and the people around me and, hopefully, inspire people to try something new.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“’Saturday Night Fever,’ Paula Abdul, ‘Fame,’ Debbie Allen… all affected me and the generation before me.”

― Laurieann Gibson

“Trump has the opportunity to be the president who, like Harry Truman, redirected U.S. foreign policy for a generation.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“My parents were decent, aspirant first-generation middle class. They read ‘Reader’s Digest’, listened to classical music; my grandparents had a bust of Stalin on the mantelpiece. The kids of that generation were terrified of being below par, class-wise.”

― Lawrence Osborne

“I believe in my heart that ‘Avatar’ is going to be the revolutionary sci-fi movie for this generation, in this era.”

― Laz Alonso

“Beyond brand, culture can help drive your product itself by creating the conditions for the idea generation that is and will continue to be the lifeblood of any company.”

― Leah Busque

“I am a first generation American, and my family is from Bulgaria.”

― Leah LaBelle

“I think singing traditional country is wonderful, because I’m bringing it to my generation and to the younger kids.”

― LeAnn Rimes

“This nation is never finished. It has to be re-created in each generation.”

― Lee H. Hamilton

“Just as our forefathers saved and invested to build what we, the current generation, are enjoying today, so, too, we must plant trees so that our sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters, can enjoy the shade.”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”

― Lee Iacocca

“From 1945 to 1991, China was engaged in a series of wars that nearly broke them. This generation has been through hell: the Great Leap Forward, hunger, starvation, near collision with the Russians – the Cultural Revolution gone mad. I have no doubt that this generation wants a peaceful rise.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“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

“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

“I’m part of that generation that grew up watching TV, and being an actor was all about being on TV or being in films.”

― Lennie James

“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

“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

“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

“Every generation is equidistant from God.”

― Leopold Von Ranke

“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

“They redid ‘Roots,’ and everyone was saying, ‘Oh, it shouldn’t have been done.’ I was like, ‘It definitely should have been done.’ Because it needs to be refurbished for the new generation so they can understand it.”

― Leslie Jones

“This wired generation is kind of cool.”

― LeVar Burton

“My parents were married for sixty-five years, and I was married for about ten minutes, my first year at Yale Drama School. Something, somehow, didn’t get passed on to my generation.”

― Lewis Black

“Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.”

― Lewis Mumford

“My first time playing a main character was in ‘Seventeen Years.’ It was directed by famous Sixth Generation director Zhang Yuan, but it wasn’t a large commercial film.”

― Li Bingbing

“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

“A lot of people in my generation have dared to ask questions like, ‘Who is James Dean?’ And I can’t imagine asking a question like that, just because it’s been ingrained in me since I was so young.”

― Lily Collins

“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

“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

“The more traditional fuel sources we have relied on as a nation – coal, oil, and natural gas – I’m hoping they can allow us the financial springboard to move to the next generation of energy sources: renewables and alternatives.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“Being with Prince and the New Power Generation, I was very influenced by those sounds, and now I’m more than ready to show that side of me with confidence.”

― Liv Warfield

“I like to talk. That’s why I can’t karaoke in a private room. Those types of shenanigans are only good in a public space. I got to say, though, with smartphones and instant upload of everything, our generation and definitely the next generation coming up, it’s going to be hard to act a fool.”

― Liza Lapira

“Too much of the GDP over the last generation has gone to too few of the people.”

― Lloyd Blankfein

“The Millennial Generation – the biggest American generation in history – is reversing the migration into rural areas and moving back to city centers.”

― Logan Green

“Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.”

― Logan Pearsall Smith

“In 1952, when I was 15 and living on Governors Island, which was then First Army Headquarters, I encountered the newly-published ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’ Of course, that book became the iconic anti-establishment novel for my generation.”

― Lois Lowry

“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.”

― Lois Wyse

“We’ve been at war for 10 years with this generation of Marines. We’ve seen women do a whole lot of things between the war in Iraq and the current war in Afghanistan. The fact that I’m sitting here making sure that we continue to put out the best young Marines is just a matter of it being 2011.”

― Loretta Reynolds

“Mine is, after all, the generation that had come to maturity drinking in the forebodings of the Silones, Koestlers, and Richard Wrights. It had left us ill-prepared for decisions that had to be made in our own time about Algeria, Birmingham, or the Bay of Pigs.”

― Lorraine Hansberry

“I’ve always found that fashion is, first of all, mainly for yourself. So my two icons are, on one side, Little Edie from ‘Grey Gardens’ and, of course, like all my generation, I’m influenced by Kate Moss.”

― Lou Doillon

“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

“Never will the doctrine of spontaneous generation recover from the mortal blow struck by this simple experiment.”

― Louis Pasteur

“If you look at the first generation of wireless, it really lasted about 15 years before we went to the second generation. When we implemented the fourth generation, which allowed us to do all the smartphones and the videos, the time between that and going to the fifth generation is going to be four years.”

― Lowell McAdam

“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

“Zlatan is one of the best strikers in the modern generation.”

― Luka Modric

“As crazy as it sounds, my generation is very lazy.”

― Luke Combs

“Growing up, one of the shows that the entire family ate dinner at the table was ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’ That was one of the greatest television shows ever, and then I’m a fan of ‘Firefly.’”

― Luke Macfarlane

“It definitely wasn’t like, ‘Hey, I’m going to steal that, and nobody’s going to know.’ The original ‘T.R.O.Y.’ came out in 1992, and it was like a 20th anniversary kind of thing. All of those intentions were there for it to be resurrecting a classic for a new generation. I tried to honor it.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“I think I’m the most positive guy still going in my generation, and I’m out there to prove that.”

― Luther Allison

“After numerous generations of people dedicated to killing wolves on the North American continent, one generation devoted itself to letting wolves live.”

― Lydia Millet

“I believe the destiny of your generation – and your nation – is a rendezvous with excellence.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“No member of our generation who wasn’t a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“Through Duke Energy’s strong balance sheet and electric generation expertise, and Piedmont’s understanding of natural gas markets and proficient operations, the combined company will be well-positioned for a future that may require additional natural gas infrastructure and services to meet the needs of our customers.”

― Lynn Good

“Nuclear is an important part of the heritage of Duke. We operate the largest regulated nuclear fleet in the U.S. We love the diversity of the generation.”

― Lynn Good

“We see natural gas as an important part of the electricity generation mix for many decades to come.”

― Lynn Good

“What we are investing in, from a generation standpoint, are renewables and natural gas.”

― Lynn Good

“I’ll be the first one to tell you I burn coal… That fossil generation and the nuclear generation, frankly, is necessary in order for me to provide power.”

― Lynn Good

“I just am a clean air freak. I grew up in the woods. I worked in China for a bit and was exposed to all the resources being used and the pollution and felt strongly that for our generation, the biggest economic and societal problem is energy.”

― Lynn Jurich

“’Intimate Apparel’ is a lyrical meditation on one woman’s loneliness and desire. ‘Fabulation’ is a very fast-paced play of the MTV generation.”

― Lynn Nottage

“Since Sept. 11, many of the wars of our generation are in the Muslim world. So as a woman, I have access to 50 percent of the population that my male colleagues don’t.”

― Lynsey Addario

“I was part of the generation that pushed the Internet. In fact, I broke as an artist in the U.S.A. because of the Internet.”

― M.I.A.

“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

“I’m known as a voice for a generation of people that don’t have a voice.”

― Machine Gun Kelly

“That was the beauty of ‘Twin Peaks.’ The young people had just as deep of storylines as the older generation in town.”

― Madchen Amick

“I think my generation is extremely cynical about love.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation’s is Vietnam.”

― Madeleine Albright

“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

“I want to be able to bring out stories like ‘Verna,’ as well as stories which are of the modern and new generation like ‘Ho Mann Jahaan,’ which is a film I did of the youth of Pakistan.”

― Mahira Khan

“If you don’t focus on the future generation, it means you are destroying your country.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“My father’s generation of Saudi men are more liberal than the men of my generation. But with women, it’s the opposite.”

― Manal al-Sharif

“I love working with the younger generation.”

― Manisha Koirala

“The ‘We Have Overcome’ generation has run out of intellectual creativity but refuses to leave the political stage.”

― Manning Marable

“I’m first generation in the country – my family’s Mexican.”

― Manny Montana

“I want to become successful and represent a different form of beauty in my generation.”

― Manny MUA

“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

“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

“We need a new generation of executives who understand how to manage and lead through data. And we also need a new generation of employees who are able to help us organize and structure our businesses around that data.”

― Marc Benioff

“Most of my interviews have been with millennials, and it’s been a fascinating window into my kids’ world. It’s been so wonderful to see a generation that seems so savvy in so many ways – and so much cooler than we were.”

― Marcia Clark

“Gen Y is really quite distinct from Gen X; it’s really self-involved and very narcissistic – their cameras are filled with pictures of themselves; Facebook, it’s about me. It’s a generation that’s been pampered by their parents and their schools, given prizes for just taking part.”

― Marcus Buckingham

“If the enemy could only know that Marcus Garvey is but a John the Baptist in the wilderness, that a greater and more dangerous Marcus Garvey is yet to appear, the Garvey with whom you will have to reckon for the injustice of the present generation.”

― Marcus Garvey

“Obviously, the World War II guys, that’s where we, we learned everything from those guys. And then we hopefully, what we learned, we pass down to the newer generation.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“To the next generation, your war is here; you don’t have to find it.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“As people of color, it took a whole generation in many ways to get us out of the kitchen, and it’s gonna take us the same whole generation to get us back into the kitchen and have ownership of restaurants, hotels and stuff like that.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“If you think about ‘The Pill’ by Loretta, that was totally blacklisted back then. But she revolutionized and liberated a generation of women – country listeners and beyond – that were sort of in that box and were able to break out of it.”

― Maren Morris

“I remember thinking the Nineties were uncool: ‘I landed in the generation where nothing happens.’”

― Maren Morris

“I’m from the generation that had the boys’ door and the girls’ door when you went to school, and you got in big trouble if you went in the wrong one.”

― Margaret Atwood

“The Greatest Generation got to save old tires, dig a Victory Garden and forgo sugar. The Richest Generation is being asked to shop.”

― Margaret Carlson

“We want the next generation of products being innovated to reflect our users. And when women are not part of the equation, we won’t have products that reflect the unique needs and opportunities across our society.”

― Margo Georgiadis

“Generation Alpha has very different expectations for the entire world. Everything that’s going to happen in their lives needs to be visual, on demand, adaptive, in demand, and we have to find a way to embed that into our toy experiences.”

― Margo Georgiadis

“I was born in 1947, and my generation, like its predecessors, was taught that since our achievements received little notice or credit from white America, we were not to discuss our faults, lapses, or uncertainties in public.”

― Margo Jefferson

“My generation feels it has been lied to a great deal.”

― Marianne Elliott

“From Mozambique to Chad, South Africa and Liberia, Sierra Leone to Burkina Faso, feminism is the buzzword for a generation of women determined to change the course of the future for themselves and their families.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“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

“People of my generation are used to collecting the heroic boys. And they’re used to paying a lot of money for heroic boys. I don’t make a third of what a guy would make.”

― Marilyn Minter

“I’ve been criticized by my generation, artists from the ’70s – and there’s nothing more tragic than artists from the ’70s still doing art from the ’70s – because I blur all these borders between fashion and pop.”

― Marina Abramovic

“What they told us about ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ when we first started was that we were guaranteed 26 episodes, so that was the longest job I’ve ever had. And that was basically it – we didn’t know what the premise of the show was going to be and we waited, week by week, to see a script.”

― Marina Sirtis

“When I was young, I was a passionate reader of Sartre. I’ve read the American novelists, in particular the lost generation – Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dos Passos – especially Faulkner. Of the authors I read when I was young, he is one of the few who still means a lot to me.”

― Mario Vargas Llosa

“Marine Le Pen belongs to her generation, I belong to mine. I got into politics for Marine Le Pen and with her as party leader.”

― Marion Marechal-Le Pen

“We are a great fit, and I’m excited about the chance to influence a new generation of young footballers alongside Warrior.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“American Made is not just an event. It’s a movement to spotlight and support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs who are turning their passion for making into thriving small businesses.”

― Martha Stewart

“Each generation is smarter than the generation before, and they need total diversion and encouragement and things to think about.”

― Martha Stewart

“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

“For my generation of actors, it was about the theatre. Television didn’t exist. Coaxial cable didn’t exist.”

― Martin Landau

“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

“I like to keep in touch with younger photographers. It’s important that a younger generation comes up and questions the assumptions made by old farts like me.”

― Martin Parr

“I’m an older generation.”

― Martin Scorsese

“We are the generation that brought the bomb in. We have got to be the generation that should take it out.”

― Martin Sheen

“You don’t overturn x-thousand years of patriarchy in a generation.”

― Mary Beard

“What interests me is the idea that classics is actually quite democratic. It isn’t only the toff, upper-class subject it’s often thought to be. Every generation enjoys rediscovering it.”

― Mary Beard

“Each generation of adolescents has at least two historical events that color its responses to whatever happens next.”

― Mary Doria Russell

“I believe this generation should know their history and they should know that the struggle’s not over yet.”

― Mary J. Blige

“I know I should not be a hindrance to SoftBank’s future growth and that I need to pass on the baton to the younger generation.”

― Masayoshi Son

“When the founders retire, it’s always difficult for the second generation and third generation.”

― Masayoshi Son

“You know, I started doing movies. I mean, my mind was brought into saying, ‘You know what? I want to build a generation of wealth.’”

― Master P

“Who are we to think that our generation is going to be the first generation to benefit from all the sacrifices that others have made without giving some modern-day equivalent of our own lives, fortunes, and sacred honor?”

― Matt Bevin

“Our generation, I think, has a demand for authenticity that exceeds any prior generation.”

― Matt Gaetz

“On a bigger level, 9/11 was a crystallizing moment for my generation… the bubble popped. We were like, ‘Whoa, this is what the real world is like; it’s not all fun and games.’”

― Matt Gallagher

“Before they did all those shows on Jackson Pollock, I loved the way he formulated his paintings. I loved Basquiat – I was into the whole Beat generation, Kerouac, etc., and all those artists talked about that and Kerouac, so I just got in the middle of being spontaneous.”

― Matt Schulze

“I’m from the MTV generation.”

― Matt Skiba

“I went on a cross-country trip with three buddies to find out what our generation is about. I bought a video camera, started shooting, learned as I went, and ended up with ‘Our Time,’ a feature-length documentary about what it’s like to be young in America. I was hooked.”

― Matthew Heineman

“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

“I’m of the older generation. I accept the new technology, but I try to keep a bit of that away.”

― Mauricio Pochettino

“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

“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

“I look up to the older generation of men – Arthur Scargill, Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn – but my main role model has been my step-granddad Jim. He’s brilliant, very political, quite eccentric.”

― Maxine Peake

“I think a number of the leaders are, whether you like it or not, in the hip-hop generation. And when they understand enough, they’ll do wonders. I count on them.”

― Maya Angelou

“Like many other people of my generation, I don’t think I ever really bothered to grow up. I wasn’t ever really a proper teenager until I was about 19, and maybe I got a bit stuck there, because it seemed to go on and on.”

― Meg Rosoff

“I think whatever generation you’re in has a nostalgia for the generations past and the generations you weren’t in.”

― Meghan Daum

“There are women who literally squeeze a baby out of their bodies or get cut open in major surgery, have a human being, the next generation of the human race pulled from their bodies, and within a couple of weeks have to go back to work, because if they don’t, they can’t pay their bills. Something’s wrong with that.”

― Megyn Kelly

“If R. Akiva was perhaps overly generous in judging his generation, it can perhaps be ascribed to the belief, based on his own experience, that everyone is capable of a dramatic life change.”

― Meir Soloveichik

“It’s shortsighted not to view the education of a future generation of Americans as a priority for all Americans.”

― Mel Martinez

“The German debt to the Jewish people can never end, not in this generation and not in any other.”

― Menachem Begin

“For me, I really enjoy telling stories and helping the younger generation, young actors to have the same opportunity I did.”

― Michael B. Jordan

“Literary generations come and go, and each generation passeth away and is heard of no more. In the end, simply the making itself – of poems and stories and essays – delivers the only reward a writer can be sure of. And, perhaps, the only one that matters.”

― Michael Dirda

“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

“There are huge divorces and divides and chasms in black America between the have-gots and the have-nots, between the monied and the poor, between the educated and the non-educated. And there are huge and growing chasms daily. And I want to say that it’s not simply about generation. It’s about genre.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“Television has dried up for my generation, so it’s plays and films.”

― Michael Gambon

“Television has dried up for my generation, so it’s plays and films. You get used to being lazy doing films, but classical theatre’s going to finish me off.”

― Michael Gambon

“In my experience, most small businesses are worried about the client fulfillment – ‘getting the Job done’ – and lead generation far more than they are in how the sales process flows.”

― Michael Gerber

“If we create a generation of men who aren’t getting an education, that’s bad for women.”

― Michael Gurian

“I want to be the greatest investigative reporter of my generation.”

― Michael Hastings

“I want to be the bridge to the next generation.”

― Michael Jordan

“I think that every generation will say that technology has gone too far. That’s probably always going to be the case. We can’t even imagine what our children will have in their adult lives.”

― Michael Kelly

“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

“This is the new wave, the new generation of terrorism. It’s gone viral. It’s very dangerous, and it’s very hard to stop.”

― Michael McCaul

“Now we’re dealing with a younger generation of terrorists that are very, very savvy with computer skills, very savvy over the Internet, and very savvy with social media of the likes that we have never seen before.”

― Michael McCaul

“The threat is real, and it comes from the Internet. This is a new generation of terrorist. This is not Bin Laden in caves with couriers anymore. This is what the new threat of terrorism looks like.”

― Michael McCaul

“Each generation tries to disassociate itself with the last generation. And then, about three decades later, people kind of start to maybe appreciate what you might have done a while back that you don’t even realize you did.”

― Michael McDonald

“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

“What I’m trying to do is to make films – ‘I Origins’ is one of them – with the new generation of filmmakers. I want to support that.”

― Michael Pitt

“I think a lot of people of my generation have a certain guilt that, from the Sixties onwards, we started taking package holidays abroad and neglected our own country.”

― Michael Portillo

“For some reason, it popped into my head the notion that a lot of the Next Generation cast in the long run of that show managed to step behind the camera.”

― Michael Shanks

“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

“Socialisation is not optional. It’s an inescapable contract, and our birth into the world is our signature of agreement. Norms and ideologies vary from society to society, and most of them weren’t formed during our lifetimes but were handed down from one generation to the next.”

― Michaela Coel

“My generation of black British people often feels part American because of what we learned from TV.”

― Michaela Coel

“It’s time for a 21st-century retirement age. If 40 is the new 20 and 50 is the new 30, why shouldn’t 70 be the new 65? The last time Washington politicians tinkered ever so gingerly with the government-sanctioned retirement age, Ronald Reagan was in office and Generation X-ers were all in diapers.”

― Michelle Malkin

“So many of my followers who just graduated can’t get jobs; they’re hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, and they don’t know what to do. My dream is to see a new generation of entrepreneurs who are creating and having more meaningful jobs than the day-to-day grind.”

― Michelle Phan

“I would like Madewell jeans to be the Levi’s of its generation.”

― Mickey Drexler

“I belong to a generation that has seen the explosion of freedom, the celebration of freedom.”

― Miguel Angel Silvestre

“The founding generation would be amazed. It would be surprised. I think it would be very impressed by what has happened since then in terms of our exploding population; in terms of the success of this country economically and otherwise.”

― Mike Lee

“I’m the lead singer of the Beach Boys and an ambassador of this amazing music that touched a generation.”

― Mike Love

“My generation was the tail end of the Cold War.”

― Mike Pompeo

“A lot of times, older people don’t get the new generation.”

― Mike Will Made It

“It’s important to show the new generation that soundtracks can be just as exciting as traditional albums if put in the hands of the right curator.”

― Mike Will Made It

“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

“I just happen to be from the generation that, like a lot of my older friends, started out writing letters.”

― Miranda July

“If we want the next generation to be born into a better world, we only have one option. And that is strong multilateralism, with the U.N. System at its core.”

― Miroslav Lajcak

“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

“We don’t have a prayer of defeating the Red Threat of our generation without a long boom of almost unprecedented duration.”

― Mitch Daniels

“What I like to say is that we’re trying to develop a new generation of technologies that are worthy of the next generation of kids.”

― Mitchel Resnick

“Our grandparents’ generation prefers to watch film on TV rather than going to the theatre because of the simple reason that they are really old. Watching a film for, say, two hours at a stretch is difficult for them.”

― Mithila Palkar

“Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.”

― Mitt Romney

“My parents’ generation grew up high on the Arab nationalism that Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser brandished in the 1950s.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“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

“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 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

“We cannot shirk responsibility from concerns for the welfare of the next generation.”

― Moshe Vardi

“Keynes eliminated economic theory’s ancient role as spoilsport for inflationist and statist schemes, leading a new generation of economists on to academic power and to political pelf and privilege.”

― Murray Rothbard

“The past is always recycled. I’m just taking what the people I looked up to did and translating it for my generation.”

― Mustard

“I was raised on pork… steak, chicken, everything… And everyone in my family pretty much of the older generation has diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer.”

― Mya

“I had attracted large investments into information technology and built infrastructure in Hyderabad, including India’s first greenfield airport, apart from attracting the country’s first private sector investments in power generation.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“Every generation comes with a unique athlete, I don’t think anybody wants to be the next Nadia; they want to be themselves.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“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

“I really related to that experience of being what we call the ‘bridge generation’ and always trying to navigate your more traditional growing-up experiences with wanting the latest Air Jordans or whatever it is: Trying to explain to your parents why, and they just, like, don’t get it.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“’Seinfeld’ was an amazing show. It’s iconic and defined a whole generation of comedy writers – but by their own admission, that show was about nothing.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“Instead of passing on choppy waters to the next generation, we should endeavor to leave them a calmer sea.”

― Najib Razak

“Pu La was like a father figure to people of my generation. I thank him for the characters his literary works offered us. They personify full-fledged human beings and have always given me company.”

― Nana Patekar

“We’re trying to create the connections of today that become the next generation’s memories of tomorrow.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“In Vice, I saw all of it in one. I saw a studio. I saw a content creator. I saw an agency. I saw a distributor. We want to learn from them. They’re talking to a generation we’re struggling to connect to as an industry.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“Each generation wants their own form of entertainment and their own form of storytelling.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“I’m sure it’s why I’m such an odd duck in my feminist generation, because I’ve always been equally fair to men.”

― Nancy Friday

“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

“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

“Among my generation, there was a purist position that any contact with electoral politics was an unforgiveable compromise.”

― Naomi Klein

“Every generation witnesses atrocities. People in power try to fulfill prophecy.”

― Nas

“My dream is to produce a generation of actors who realise what the function of an actor in a movie is supposed to be.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“I’m showing the younger generation your career doesn’t have to be over when you’re 16-years-old.”

― Nastia Liukin

“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

“Kids have always play-fought, but I think my generation had a particularly privileged cultural fantasy surrounding military violence.”

― Nate Powell

“The American Revolution as it actually unfolded was so troubling and strange that once the struggle was over, a generation did its best to remove all traces of the truth.”

― Nathaniel Philbrick

“Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet.”

― Naval Ravikant

“It is always great to see technology leaders like Ginni Rometty, Marissa Mayer, and Meg Whitman breaking through as a new generation of leaders.”

― Naveen Jain

“One of the biggest motivation for me and my co-founder was to learn and see what is happening in the market, see what next generation of entrepreneurs are doing. This has been the biggest motivation to investing in start-ups.”

― Naveen Tewari

“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

“Every generation trash-talks younger generations. Baby boomers labeled Generation X a group of tattooed slackers and materialists; Generation Xers have branded millennials as iPhone-addicted brats.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“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

“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

“The ’60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.”

― Neil Young

“Traits acquired during one’s lifetime – muscles built up in the gym, for example – cannot be passed on to the next generation. Now with technology, as it happens, we might indeed be able to transfer some of our acquired traits on to our selected offspring by genetic engineering.”

― Nick Bostrom

“I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s when men were required to wear a suit, shirt, and tie every day to be taken seriously. I was at the tail end of that generation, and it had a significant impact on me.”

― Nick Wooster

“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

“My mother and stepfather were documentary filmmakers and, of course, had a very healthy Scandinavian mentality. When it came to cinema, my mother was very obsessed with the French New Wave. That was her generation.”

― Nicolas Winding Refn

“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

“I wanted to make some of the really important things of my generation and some of the biggest.”

― Niki de St. Phalle

“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

“Hardly any generation wants to take the whole of the last generation, it just wants to take its best bits.”

― Ninette de Valois

“We’re so used to getting everything we want now, my generation.”

― Noah Centineo

“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

“In my generation, there was no sushi school, no cooking school, so people have to learn from working.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“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

“It’s possible that Generation Facebook, accustomed as it is to a whole range of experiences that it only imbibes online, doesn’t have the same need for physical interaction in order to be creative as previous generations still do. It’s possible that Generation Facebook can co-create and collaborate quite happily from afar.”

― Noreena Hertz

“Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition, and I think that they rediscovered the film.”

― Norman Jewison

“When I die, I will not be guilty of having left a generation of girls behind thinking that anyone can tend to their emotional health other than themselves.”

― Ntozake Shange

“I am the fourth generation of being deaf.”

― Nyle DiMarco

“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

“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

“For a long time, I had been very secretive about a lot of the things I’d been through personally, and a lot of that is purposeful. My fan base, for the large part, is the younger generation. They’re like, ‘I want to know everything! I want to know it all!’”

― Omari Hardwick

“When I was publishing my first books, the previous generation of authors was fading away, so I was welcomed because I was a new author.”

― Orhan Pamuk

“Maybe our generation is more about sex, but it feels like romance is dying out.”

― Orlando Bloom

“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

“I think a lot of Africans in my generation, and especially those of us who have spent time overseas before coming back, are quite comfortable moving between the two worlds, though always with a lens of, ‘What can we do to help our countries or regions?’”

― Ory Okolloh

“We are raising a generation of children who may not know how to mobilize without Facebook.”

― Ory Okolloh

“Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before.”

― Owen Chamberlain

“I’m a member of the 1960s generation. We didn’t have any wisdom.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“My generation of Americans was the first to really care about racism and sexism, not to mention the I Ching, plus, of course, the Earth.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I am so happy that every generation still tunes into most of the classic and cult films I was lucky to be a part of.”

― P. J. Soles

“We must do our part to end poverty in Korea so that the next generation doesn’t experience what we are going through now.”

― Park Chung-hee

“Perhaps this is because I’m from the generation that grew up watching ‘The Jetsons’ on TV, but I really thought we would be much more advanced in the areas of transportation and medicine.”

― Pat Cadigan

“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

“Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!”

― Patrice Leconte

“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

“There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek, Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command style and countless scholarly papers that have been written about the significance of Next Generation.”

― Patrick Stewart

“It just blows me away that I am on, I don’t know what generation of fans.”

― Patrick Swayze

“There is a part of my generation that is not on social media because they have happy lives and they’re not trying to connect with anybody. And there are other people who are on social media because they need to connect.”

― Patton Oswalt

“Every generation always thinks it was better before, and I think people have been saying this for probably thousands of years.”

― Paul Auster

“Every new generation of SF writers remakes cyberpunk – a genre often laced with dystopian subtexts – in its own image.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“What I learned was that we Millennials possess one factor that supposedly sets us apart from those who came before us. Is it incredibly clear skin, since most of us took Accutane at some point? No. The recurring description of our generation is ‘entitled.’”

― Paul Downs Colaizzo

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

― Paul Gauguin

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Let me acknowledge that I realize that, in honoring me, the Committee of the Royal Academy of Sciences is in fact saying a good word for all of those of my generation who have been laboring in the same vineyard.”

― Paul Samuelson

“My father’s generation gave to my generation a land of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance.”

― Paul Tsongas

“I’m definitely of a generation that’s very influenced by videogames.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“I was the first generation of filmmakers where videogames were a serious part of my life. I regard them as just as valid as books or plays in terms of an intellectual property.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“I never saw myself as a spokesman for a generation. It was all a bit heavy for me. I saw myself as a songwriter and wrote for myself, which I still do, and I also wanted to communicate with my audience.”

― Paul Weller

“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

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.”

― Pearl S. Buck

“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

“This generation has given up on growth. They’re just hoping for survival.”

― Penelope Spheeris

“My older sister, Amy Jo, and I – we are the first generation of my family to stay on at school and do any exams at all.”

― Pete Doherty

“I believe, if done correctly, eliminating Saddam and liberating Iraq could be the ‘Normandy Invasion’ or ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’ of our generation… the Iraqi people are eager to be rid of Saddam, and there is equally encouraging evidence that republican principles could thrive there.”

― Pete Hegseth

“McMaster, 54, is the smartest and most capable military officer of his generation, one who has not only led American victories on the battlefields of the 1991 Gulf War and of the Iraq War, but also holds a Ph.D. in history.”

― Peter Bergen

“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

“It used to be that, in astronomy, a small team of people could look at photos of a few thousand galaxies and classify and catalog them relatively easily. But now, with a new generation of robotic telescopes scanning the skies constantly and producing millions of images, that’s become next to impossible.”

― Peter Diamandis

“I’m optimistic that we are actually seeing the opportunity of a generation being created in this.”

― Peter Mandelson

“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

“As a European from a different, younger generation, the trauma that was Nixon’s presidency never really had a hold over me. For one thing, I never voted for him.”

― Peter Morgan

“We prioritize access to guns to such a degree that we are traumatizing an entire generation of children.”

― Peter Paige

“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

“The millennial generation in the US is the first that has reduced expectations from those of their parents. And I think there is something decadent and declinist about that.”

― Peter Thiel

“What we are trying to do now, this new generation of African writers, is to write about what it is to be a human being living in a particular African country. These are stories that resonate with anyone, anywhere.”

― Petina Gappah

“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 was such a ‘Star Wars’ fan. That was my generation.”

― Phil LaMarr

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

― Phillip Lim

“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

“All I wanted to do was create theater for us, for our generation, for the people of this planet. And it’s so rare that the art that you are making is reaching a huge mass of people.”

― Phillipa Soo

“In barely one generation, we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them – often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug.”

― Pico Iyer

“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

“Each generation, as it seeks to advance the common good, must ask anew: ‘What are the requirements that governments may reasonably impose upon citizens, and how far do they extend? By appeal to what authority can moral dilemmas be resolved?’”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“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

“The culture means the younger generation respecting the OGs, but at the same time, bringing it all to the older generation to where they can relate.”

― Quavo

“I feel like we can learn from each other by us, being the young generation, giving knowledge to the older guys.”

― Quavo

“The bonds that women share around the world, wherever we come from, they’re very powerful and they have an ease of communication because we share those very important things of our families, our mothering, of improving opportunities for the next generation.”

― Quentin Bryce

“When fathers are not present, government becomes the ‘baby daddy’ and conservative social values are harder to pass on to the next generation.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“Hispanics work hard and are willing to make tremendous sacrifices for the next generation.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“Parents and grandparents ought to understand the importance of making sure the next generation excels – and charter schools have proven extraordinarily successful nearly everywhere they’ve been tried.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“I want our generation to break stereotypes, and I want Indians who are making their foray in Hollywood to get all kinds of roles.”

― Radhika Apte

“In the beginning, in 1975, just how big a star Kamal Haasan was, today’s generation does not know.”

― Rajinikanth

“We must remember that self-reliance and eradication of poverty demands – indeed, compel – the present generation to bear hardship and make sacrifices. Those who are employed have a duty to the future of India. They have to be more productive and consume less so that resources can be made available for investment and for programmes to help poor.”

― Rajiv Gandhi

“Every generation wants that real hip-hop. And I’ve always been able to bring that.”

― Rakim

“What’s most exciting about the ‘Cobra Kai’ series is that it pays homage to the legacy; it has the nostalgia sprinkled throughout, the callbacks to all the stuff the fans would want to see. It has a completely fresh, relevant angle into the next generation.”

― Ralph Macchio

“Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We launched DirecTV Now. Our 5G evolution plans and improved spectrum position are paving the way for the next generation of super-fast mobile and fixed networks.”

― Randall L. Stephenson

“I have been reorganizing and restructuring AOL: changing the strategy and rebuilding it from scratch in the worst economy in a generation.”

― Randy Falco

“I tend to believe that film can try to save what still can be saved, in terms of our histories, our memories. Because a lot of things are disappearing very quickly, things are changing. We are living in very quick times, and we have a new generation who basically know nothing about events 30 years ago.”

― Raoul Peck

“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

“Once social media was introduced, it enabled a new way for people, particularly the younger generation, to connect with one another, based on common interests, goals and even values.”

― Raymond Arroyo

“There’s a new television generation coming in every five or 10 years, and the classic stories stand up to being redone.”

― Rebecca Eaton

“There is a widening gap between the middle-aged-to-older generation, who still read newspapers and watch CCTV news, and the Internet generation.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“It took a generation for companies to recognise their responsibilities in terms of labour practices and another generation for them to recognise their environmental obligations.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“One-way monologues through the Voice of America and Radio Free Asia don’t have much street cred with China’s Internet generation, to be honest.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“Roseanne was a huge groundbreaking comedian. Margaret Cho. Ellen DeGeneres, and then on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ the era of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sort of helped to bring in an awareness of a new generation of women comedians, often women who were feminist in their comedy, who were unafraid – and this came from the genre of show that was emerging.”

― Rebecca Traister

“If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation.”

― Regina Brett

“Every new generation is a new crop that needs to be harvested for God.”

― Reinhard Bonnke

“My prayer for ORU is this, that this university may become the fertile womb for the next generation of Holy Spirit evangelists, to build his eternal kingdom.”

― Reinhard Bonnke

“Every generation has a right to hear the Gospel, the ABC’s of the Gospel – the Gospel of salvation.”

― Reinhard Bonnke

“My parents broke many rules, so I guess thinking ‘outside the box’ has been slowly but surely developing in my family – one generation to the next.”

― Rekha Sharma

“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 needs a ‘Spider-Man’ to mirror their angst.”

― Rhys Ifans

“I’m part of that original generation that came up playing video games, that pumped a lot of our allowance into video games. We financed the rise of video games. I started playing them in the Straw Hat Pizza Palace at the Carriage Square Mall in Oxnard, CA.”

― Rich Moore

“This new generation of animators was trained in CG. They know all the fundamentals of any 2D animator, but a lot of them learned on these CG rigs. You give them a good rig, and they can make that thing sing.”

― Rich Moore

“My grandmother was very funny. It skipped a generation.”

― Richard Belzer

“Actions, such as the designation of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, spring from First Lady Michelle Obama’s leadership of efforts to end childhood obesity within this generation.”

― Richard Carmona

“The movie truism is that stars play themselves, while actors play other people – troubled or toxic, and memorably strange. By that definition, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who disappeared into the rabbit hole of his characters’ souls, was our generation’s anti-star and the chameleonic film actor of his age.”

― Richard Corliss

“Let’s give some substance to patriotism. It may take a generation.”

― Richard Dreyfuss

“The World War II generation believed the United States could do anything – anything… And Vietnam was a shattering experience for everyone.”

― Richard Holbrooke

“The old Greeks dwelt on the tendency of human affairs to drift downwards irresistibly to unhappiness. Guilt – that is, untoward and often involuntary actions – pulls generation after generation heavily as lead down, down, down.”

― Richard Jefferies

“We have been maintaining a standard of living by putting things on the debt of the next generation.”

― Richard Lamm

“I was doing a play out in L.A. 20-some-odd years ago called ‘Goose and Tomtom’ by David Rabe, and somebody saw it and the next thing I know I’m doing the table read of the film version of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ with Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon – one of the great films of our generation.”

― Richard Schiff

“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

“It is a quirk of American culture that each generation of nonconservatives sees the right-wingers of its own generation as the scary ones, then chooses to remember the right-wingers of the last generation as sort of cuddly.”

― Rick Perlstein

“It is up to us, to this present generation of Americans, to take a stand for freedom, to send a message to Washington that we’re taking our future back from the grips of central planners who would control our healthcare, who would spend our treasure, who downgrade our future and micro-manage our lives.”

― Rick Perry

“As I was finishing high school, ‘Fresh Prince’ was, by far, out front. The generation before me, it may have been the Huxtables, but for me and my homies, Fresh Prince.”

― Rick Ross

“Many of us, of course, have children, and I think that the type of country that we are going to leave in our wake by rewarding bad behavior… is not a better handoff to the next generation and generation after that.”

― Rick Santelli

“I believe that I am one of the greats of this generation.”

― Ricky Reed

“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

“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

“Pain is handed down from one generation to the next.”

― Rithy Panh

“People of my generation did not like very much to tell what we lived through during the Khmer Rouge regime.”

― Rithy Panh

“Every generation has to ask difficult questions about what does it mean to follow Jesus.”

― Rob Bell

“With ‘Fantasy Factory,’ I want to take skating beyond the Tony Hawk generation and represent the street-skating generation.”

― Rob Dyrdek

“I think that essentially, since music was invented, it’s basically reached out and touched every single kind of conceivable generation.”

― Rob Halford

“My kids love going to the comics store with me, but they have insatiable appetites for new apps, and I truly believe we have to be online in order to reach their generation.”

― Rob Liefeld

“The process of software development doesn’t feel any better than it did a generation ago.”

― Rob Pike

“That’s a good sign for a movie: When it becomes part of the lexicon and pop culture for an entire generation. I’ve been in many movies, luckily, that get quoted.”

― Rob Riggle

“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

“A lot of people from my generation can’t write songs anymore, or it’s really hard and it’s an unpleasant experience. I don’t feel that way at all.”

― Robbie Robertson

“I’m a fan boy when it comes to Michael Buble. He’s just so good at ‘it’. He’s got a voice of this generation, but he’s like a time capsule; he’s got a voice that could have fit in anywhere over the last hundred years. It’s stellar.”

― Robbie Williams

“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

“In this generation, the issue pressing that question on our consciences is the issue of abortion.”

― Robert Casey

“It would have been more obvious to go into film, based on the generation before me, but the generation before them were all composers or classical musicians.”

― Robert Coppola Schwartzman

“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

“If you’re raised with a poverty mentality, nothing is going to change it. I do know some really stingy billionaires. I come from such a generation of hand-to-mouthers.”

― Robert Downey, Jr.

“We see a new generation of Russian authors who are not divided from their Western contemporaries either culturally or philosophically.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.”

― Robert Kennedy

“Our generation was born during the turmoil following the First World War. That war marked the dividing line – at least for the Western World – between the comfortable security of the 19th century and the instability and flux of our own time.”

― Robert Kennedy

“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

“We were second-generation immigrants, and it was luxury enough to go to college. The luxury of the arts was still a generation away.”

― Robert Picardo

“I was part of the generation that was supposed to become doctors.”

― Robert Picardo

“What’s wonderful about ‘Star Trek’ having been rebooted so successfully by the J. J. Abrams movie franchise is that – the corollary effect is that it creates a new generation of fans, and they’re interested in all of it. They don’t just sit around and wait for the next movie to come out; they’ll go back and re-examine episodes.”

― Robert Picardo

“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

“I think Blank Generation holds up pretty well. You listen to that with headphones and there’s a lot going on there with the guitars- it’s the product of a lot of fighting.”

― Robert Quine

“Every animal would rather die themselves than lose their offspring. But it’s just genes, isn’t it? All of our existence is spent worrying about the next generation, but we don’t actually seem to get anywhere.”

― Robert Smith

“When punk came along, I found my generation’s music. I grew up listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, ’cause that was what got played in the house. But when I first saw the Stranglers, I thought, ‘This is it.’”

― Robert Smith

“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

“The natural-gas industry is screaming for new markets, and there are only two sectors where these can be found: transportation and power generation.”

― Robert Zubrin

“I’m always made a little uncomfortable by studies that assert that Millennials are the most narcissistic generation in history. To me, being young has always meant being self-absorbed; in many ways, that’s what youth is for.”

― Robin Marantz Henig

“I get a little cranky with the whole business about kids not having attention spans. This reminds me of the usual business of thinking that the next generation is hopeless. Every generation has said that about every younger generation.”

― Robin McKinley

“Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing to be nervous about in them days. We used to take every day as it came. Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally.”

― Roger Daltrey

“Every generation of rock musician will understand that we wouldn’t be anywhere without the support of teenagers buying the records.”

― Roger Daltrey

“I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class.”

― Roger Ebert

“You might be the best Hamlet of your generation in the bathroom, but unfortunately, you have to come out and do it on stage, and it’s best to do it to people who would fill the house.”

― Roger Rees

“When ‘We Will Rock You,’ the musical, launched, I was amazed at how successful it was. It attracted a new generation of fans. Freddie would have loved it. He was quite into that sort of stuff.”

― Roger Taylor

“I’ve met writers who wanted to be writers from the age of six, but I certainly had no feelings like that. It was only in the Philippines when I was about 15 that I started reading books by very contemporary writers of the Beatnik generation.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“The language of freedom-fighting was so co-opted by the baby boomers in order to express their now-hopelessly compromised ideologies that no other generation could emulate it without a smirk. This has created an apathetic generation in the West, with young people no longer distinguishing between the old order and the new.”

― Romola Garai

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

― Ron Chernow

“There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic, that’s spreading through the Baby Boom Generation, which has suddenly discovered that it will have to provide for its own retirement.”

― Ron Chernow

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

― Ron Lewis

“My father and my uncle used to be amateur monologuists because their generation grew up with Henry Irving and the like, and they had that style of delivery, of declamation: ‘The Belllllls!’ What we call ‘ham’ now, larger than life.”

― Ron Moody

“There was definitely a sense that ‘The Next Generation’ was the ‘Star Trek’ stepchild that nobody liked.”

― Ronald D. Moore

“Looking back now on our workload, I just shake my head at our pace. ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ was my first series, so I didn’t know anything about that when I started. I just assumed it was normal to make 26 episodes a year on a seven-day shooting schedule.”

― Ronald D. Moore

“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

“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

“For a thousand years after the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, the Jewish holy scriptures – the five parts of the Torah and 19 other holy books – were copied and passed down in the various Jewish communities from generation to generation.”

― Ronen Bergman

“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

“If we are to have faith that mankind will survive and thrive on the face of the earth, we must believe that each succeeding generation will be wiser than its progenitors.”

― Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

“I personally think that people who are inheriting the wealth must have an agreement on how that wealth will flow from generation to generation, how they would like to spend it, and have similar philosophies around philanthropy to ensure continuity and scaling up.”

― Roshni Nadar

“I have seen incredible bravery from very young guys, the young generation that people write off.”

― Ross Kemp

“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’m not a get-off-my-lawn guy. I embrace the new generation.”

― Roy Choi

“Kogi changed what a generation eats, introducing people to fermentation and different vegetables and flavors.”

― Roy Choi

“Every generation has a different ways of telling a story. We had a great run in the early ’90s, into the mid-’90s, and we became a little more executive-driven as we got into the 2000s.”

― Roy Conli

“We want every generation to know a little something about TLC.”

― Rozonda Thomas

“Rock is young music, it is youth oriented. It just speaks for a generation.”

― Ruben Blades

“The public school system doesn’t get everybody. Every generation has its rebels.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation?”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The American government policy on what we supported and subsidised in agriculture was a social experiment on a whole generation of children.”

― Ruth Reichl

“The generation we live in, we’re constantly entertained – we turn our heads this way, and there’s something else to entertain us. Sitting down in one seat for two hours may not be enough anymore.”

― Ruthie Ann Miles

“For an older generation of employees, social media often remains misunderstood and underutilized.”

― Ryan Holmes

“When you do something in music and see it happen again in the next generation, you know you’re on the right wave length.”

― Rza

“I’m a second-generation migrant. My parents came to this country from Pakistan, just like the Windrush generation.”

― Sajid Javid

“Like the Caribbean Windrush generation, my parents came to this country from the Commonwealth in the 1960s. They, too, came to help rebuild this country and offer all that they had.”

― Sajid Javid

“I want to start by making a pledge, a pledge to those from the Windrush generation who have been in this country for decades and yet have struggled to navigate through the immigration system: This never should have been the case, and I will do whatever it takes to put it right.”

― Sajid Javid

“The most urgent task I have is to help those British citizens who came from the Caribbean, the so-called Windrush generation, and make sure they are all treated with the decency and the fairness they deserve.”

― Sajid Javid

“It really felt like my generation was deprived of a future that we believed was ours. I don’t mean some hugely privileged future where we all have gigantic houses. I mean having a job.”

― Sally Rooney

“I am not trying to speak for anyone else, never mind an entire generation. I don’t even know what that means.”

― Sally Rooney

“I was one of the early guys from my generation to have hair on his face. Me and Tom Selleck, and I was first.”

― Sam Elliott

“Parents who wonder where the younger generation is going should remember where it came from.”

― Sam Ewing

“I think I’m the last generation that remembers life before the smartphone. I’m going to be one of them old geezers going, ‘You know, when I was a kid, we used to play with sticks.’”

― Sam Fender

“One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting, and for what purpose, and which are not.”

― Sam Harris

“Every generation has someone who steps outside the norm and offers a voice for the unspeakable attitudes of that time. I represent everything that’s supposed to be wrong, everything that’s forbidden.”

― Sam Kinison

“We have a complex system of government. You have to teach it to every generation.”

― Sandra Day O’Connor

“In our 20s, women in my generation, we all wanted to be Laurie Anderson.”

― Sandra Tsing Loh

“I’m part of a generation that’s saying, ‘I don’t want to do just one thing, and I’m going to do things the way I want.’”

― Sarah Gadon

“I think my generation is defining themselves as Canadian artists.”

― Sarah Gadon

“There is a whole generation of romance readers and writers who suffer from what I like to think of as ‘Thorn Birds’ Fever.”

― Sarah MacLean

“Being an American is an action; it’s an ideal to strive for. It’s being part of this constantly perfecting union that, with each generation, expands our scope and human understanding of ‘We the people.’”

― Sarah McBride

“Wambaugh’s naturalistic portrait of the cop world turned ‘Centurions’ and ‘The Blue Knight’ (1972) into bestsellers, but his next two books made him relevant to a larger audience and to the next generation of crime writers.”

― Sarah Weinman

“I think there are very few people, in my generation at least, that are that passionate about what they do.”

― Sasha Grey

“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

“From Xbox in the previous generation to Xbox One, it’s fundamentally transformed.”

― Satya Nadella

“I’m not claiming that we are the only guys who are going to succeed in the cloud. Others can succeed as well, just like in the previous generation.”

― Satya Nadella

“’Niggy Tardust’ is the voice of a generation, a generation that does not define itself simply by what it’s born into.”

― Saul Williams

“There’s a whole new generation who know about tap dancing thanks to ‘Happy Feet.’”

― Savion Glover

“I see myself helping the next generation of dancers who come along, helping them to keep the dance focused, so we don’t get into a position where they’re saying in 2050, or whatever, that around 2001 or 2002 or something the dance died.”

― Savion Glover

“I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California in the 1970s. My friends and I were into bicycle motocross and into skateboarding in empty swimming pools. Those activities shaped my generation.”

― Scott Borchetta

“When I first came to Bellator, I wanted to take it back to what we accomplished at Strikeforce and look at the next generation. So we signed the Aaron Picos of the world and put them in our development programme to nurture them.”

― Scott Coker

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

― Scott Cook

“I’m a third generation Californian, and there’s a lot of talented, good-looking guys in California, so I’m just happy to be working and lucky to be working.”

― Scott Eastwood

“Our job… as we take forward this mantle of leadership as a new generation is to ensure that we not only bring our party back together, which has been bruised and battered this week, but that… we bring the parliament back together.”

― Scott Morrison

“We need fuel diversity as far as the generation of electricity because you can only get so much natural gas through the pipelines.”

― Scott Pruitt

“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

“It’s always been a passion of mine to come out and share some of my knowledge about basketball and the experiences I’ve had with the younger generation.”

― Scottie Pippen

“I would say that something important for me and for my generation in Northern Ireland was the 1947 Education Act, which allowed students who won scholarships to go on to secondary schools and thence to university.”

― Seamus Heaney

“Revolt is designed to be a home for the next generation of musical artists, and we are investing in the artists and fans of the future. Revolt is for artists, by artists. This won’t just be the P. Diddy network.”

― Sean Combs

“I’m the third or fourth generation of actor in my family; I’m sure if they were butchers, I’d be a butcher, too.”

― Sean Pertwee

“My parents’ generation didn’t have any understanding of psychology or emotion or individual temperament. In fact, they were slightly embarrassed by all those words.”

― Sebastian Faulks

“What every generation must do is try to make Europe better than it was in the past.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“For me, maybe, in comparison with other cosmonauts who were inspired by the Sputnik launch or Yuri Gagarin launch, I think I’m cosmonaut of another generation. For me, the spaceflights were sort of a common thing.”

― Sergey Volkov

“It’s unequivocal: everyplace I go, the one line I can use in a speech that I know will get applause is when I say it’s time for a new generation of leadership in our party.”

― Seth Moulton

“Engineers are now experimenting with 4,096-line TV systems, suggesting that with the next generation of sets you’ll be able to count the grass blades on the Superbowl field, an obvious lifestyle improvement.”

― Seth Shostak

“’Eternal inflation,’ as it’s called – the endless generation of new universes – may be a hyper-cosmic imperative. It seems that it must happen.”

― Seth Shostak

“I was one of the ones in my generation who actually did connect with ‘The Wiz,’ even though it was not on Broadway or the movie wasn’t big anymore by the time I was of age to notice. But I was into it in middle school.”

― Shanice Williams

“My generation probably didn’t connect with ‘The Wiz’ the way that other generations did.”

― Shanice Williams

“Anyone who has lived in an area with high unemployment knows how it erodes social bonds, lowers the resilience of the unemployed and their families, and damages the prospects of the next generation.”

― Sharan Burrow

“No country can afford to lose a generation to unemployment.”

― Sharan Burrow

“I want people of my generation who’ve never seen ‘Endeavour’ before to enjoy this series.”

― Shaun Evans

“Men of my father’s generation were perpetual hustlers, always on the make and always on the move.”

― Shawn Amos

“I’ve had a prolonged adolescence, like a lot of my generation.”

― Shawn Colvin

“The youth are very important to me, they’re the next generation, but I want to instill in kids, even in playing, that it’s never too late and there’s no right or wrong way to do anything.”

― Sheila E.

“Satan has declared war on motherhood. He knows that those who rock the cradle can rock his earthly empire. And he knows that without righteous mothers loving and leading the next generation, the Kingdom of God will fail.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“A lot of young girls who came to see me in ‘Legally Blonde’ have come to see ‘Hedda,’ and they hadn’t heard of the play either, just like I was before I did it! If I can bring a younger generation to see an Ibsen play; that’s just brilliant.”

― Sheridan Smith

“What I’m seeing is a generation that says consistently, ‘I would rather text than make a telephone call.’ Why? It’s less risky. I can just get the information out there. I don’t have to get all involved; it’s more efficient. I would rather text than see somebody face to face.”

― Sherry Turkle

“Like many science fiction lovers of my generation, I discovered Andre Norton on the shelves at the junior high’s library.”

― Sherwood Smith

“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

“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

“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

“My generation is so tied up in television, computers, and video games. When we were born, MTV was already there. It was normal.”

― Shooter Jennings

“That whole generation that’s gone now, that lived through the two world wars, is a great example to all of us. They knew how to live. If something bad happened, they didn’t sit at home, eat Haagen-Dazs, and watch a movie.”

― Sigourney Weaver

“It won’t be long before the Facebook generation will be rejected by the non-Facebook people who will be rejected by the post-Facebook people. Everyone will be on their own planet.”

― Sigourney Weaver

“A generation without history is a generation that not only loses a nation’s memory but loses a sense of what it’s like to be inside a human skin.”

― Simon Schama

“Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.”

― Simon Sinek

“I want to show the young generation that success is not something you search for externally: it is from within.”

― Skepta

“Every generation renews itself in its own way; there’s always a reaction against whatever is standard.”

― Sol LeWitt

“All we have is the knowledge passed on to us by our elders, experiences we inculcate and hardly negate. But to bridge the generation gap, one needs to adapt to the new while retaining the goodness of the old.”

― Sonali Bendre

“The only legacy I seek is the one that any grandparent seeks – that is, to hand off our nation… our fields and our farms to the next generation in better shape than we found it.”

― Sonny Perdue

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

― Soren Kierkegaard

“Look at Virat Kohli, he is such a fantastic role model. India is a fortunate country. Every generation produces players who all of us cherish.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.”

― Spiro T. Agnew

“The ‘Next Generation’ and ‘Voyager’ are about even; I think ‘Voyager’ is mildly superior, although Picard is the quintessential captain.”

― Stacey Abrams

“Like most people of my generation, I fell in love with the philosophy of existentialism.”

― Stanley Elkin

“My first soldier role was in ‘Flags of Our Fathers.’ Casting director Jay Binder saw that movie and was looking for soldiers for ‘Journey’s End,’ which led to ‘Generation Kill.’”

― Stark Sands

“Maybe the bar is low, but most of the strips that are 50, 60, 70 years old that are on their second or third generation of artists, the humor is pretty bland. There are others by people that were raised on ‘Family Guy’ or ‘South Park’ that are edgier. Mine’s not as edgy as those, but it’s edgier than ‘Beetle Bailey.’”

― Stephan Pastis

“If you’re from a certain generation, you basically learn to read with ‘Peanuts.’ It’s sort of the template for the modern strip. Its influence ceased to be noticed because it’s in everything.”

― Stephan Pastis

“I don’t pay that much attention to sales figures or awards. To me, the big question is: ‘Did you influence the next generation?’ That’s my goal.”

― Stephan Pastis

“Public service is a core value for people of my generation.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“My costar James Lafferty, and his little brother Stuart Lafferty, and another buddy of ours, Ian Shive, are working on this project called ‘Generation Wild.’ It’s about getting people to realize that being outdoors is not scary – you can go on adventures like we do, in national parks, and practically in your own backyard.”

― Stephen Colletti

“I’ve always found, when I was younger, that the older guys – the guys who weren’t of my generation but were 20, 30 years older than me – were the cool guys.”

― Stephen Dorff

“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

“As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us – aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.”

― Stephen Hawking

“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

“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

“In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies.”

― Stephen Sondheim

“For me, it’s vital to continue to share my experiences and allow my experiences to help the younger generation.”

― Stephon Marbury

“The baby boomers are the most spoiled, most self-centered, most narcissistic generation the country’s ever produced.”

― Steve Bannon

“How do you focus on jobs and creating opportunities for the next generation if it’s just essentially a war on public employees and others?”

― Steve Bullock

“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

“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

“The first generation of biotech physically cut and pasted from one organism to another. You learned that taxol helped cure cancer, then you found the source organism and extracted the genes to make your drug. Now physical science is becoming information science.”

― Steve Jurvetson

“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

“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

“I suspect millions of people from my generation probably have comparable stories to tell: if not of sports simulations then of Dungeons & Dragons, or the geopolitical strategy of games like Diplomacy, a kind of chess superimposed onto actual history.”

― Steven Johnson

“The baby boomers owe a big debt of gratitude to the parents and grandparents – who we haven’t given enough credit to anyway – for giving us another generation.”

― Steven Spielberg

“Anyone in the arts has had an experience of seeing someone who they related to doing something and thinking, ‘I could do that.’ If you have one generation where you force its hand a bit, then the next one fills in the gaps, because it’s seen an example of what can be done.”

― Stewart Lee

“I’m trying to encourage my children’s generation and the other ones coming to return to basic American principles.”

― Stewart Udall

“Each generation has its own rendezvous with the land, for despite our fee titles and claims of ownership, we are all brief tenants on this planet. By choice, or by default, we will carve out a land legacy for our heirs.”

― Stewart Udall

“Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation’s out of breath. We ain’t running no more.”

― Stokely Carmichael

“The younger generation has become very nationalistic, self-confident. Increasingly, they do not see the Congress as their party.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“I think it is so great right now that we are in an age where there’s an African American president in office. I think it is important for our generation to really witness that.”

― Sufe Bradshaw

“Worldwide, our young generation shares the same issues socially and politically.”

― Suga

“Like Moscow, I wish to lay the foundation of the Chinese Republic deeply in the minds of the young generation – the workers of tomorrow.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“A budget matters to people who worry about protecting and saving critical programs like Medicare and Social Security. A budget matters to younger workers who fear that more and more money will be taken from their paychecks to fund another generation’s spending spree.”

― Susan Brooks

“What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim.”

― Susan Griffin

“One of the things that I’m trying to do is use the position that I’m in… to encourage the next generation of girls to think about the Internet as a career opportunity.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“There’s Dick Van Dyke and John Ritter, the two greatest physical comics of our generation.”

― Suzanne Somers

“I want to say I hate my generation, but I don’t.”

― Syd

“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

“There is nothing I’m any more passionate than empowering the next generation.”

― T. D. Jakes

“Many, many people of the Revolutionary generation, the generation that fought in the Revolutionary War, understood that slavery was somehow in contradiction to what America was saying it was. And many of those folks also, at the very least, gave land to African Americans when they were liberated.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“If Obama’s enormous symbolic power draws primarily from being the country’s first black president, it also draws from his membership in hip-hop’s foundational generation.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I get a kick out of helping the next generation of founders.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“Ziggy Marley is the third generation of Marleys I know. I knew his grandmother and his dad – I did a children’s album with his grandmother. They’re like family.”

― Taj Mahal

“My grandmother had many children. She lost most. So when we came along, we were really special. I was the first grandchild that could see her spirit moving to a new generation.”

― Taj Mahal

“The theme my generation explored was the relationship between capitalism and art.”

― Takashi Murakami

“For children of my generation, anime was an escape from Japan’s loser complex following World War II. Anime wasn’t foreign. It was our own.”

― Takashi Murakami

“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

“Families are families. We’ve all got them, more or less, and we all know what it’s like to be bullied by another generation.”

― Tamsin Greig

“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

“Younger audiences are into me because I did ‘Stuart Little,’ and that movie was a very big deal for kids. And in ‘Angels in the Outfield,’ a generation of kids learned about magic and angels. And then, of course, there are these two blond girls named Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and I played their nanny on their TV show.”

― Taylor Negron

“The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count.”

― Taylor Swift

“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

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

― Ted Cruz

“While the older generation is content to sit around and critique culture, that culture is moving beyond them. At some point the traditional church and all of the expressions of that church will become essentially irrelevant.”

― Ted Dekker

“I think we’re the first generation to successfully integrate American society.”

― Ted Rall

“The U.K. has been very progressive about on-demand, and the iPlayer has been a great invention. It has trained a generation of viewers to expect on-demand – unfortunately, it trains them to expect free!”

― Ted Sarandos

“The current distribution model for movies, in the U.S. particularly, but also around the world, is pretty antiquated relative to the on-demand generation that we’re trying to serve.”

― Ted Sarandos

“My idea is to bring out the inner child that my generation has inside, which does not go to sleep because of so much angst over the day-to-day routine. With so much going on, you start tuning out emotions and surprises.”

― Thalia

“As I am well versed in the art of free-style wrestling, I am keen to pass on this art to the coming generation.”

― The Great Khali

“I’m a huge fan of R. Kelly’s. He’s a musical genius and probably the most prolific artist of the generation before mine.”

― The Weeknd

“For my generation, the bomber jacket is like a replacement for the suit jacket. It’s a piece that men wear every day, and it’s something that I would wear for any occasion, whether it’s on the street or going to an awards ceremony.”

― The Weeknd

“For a whole generation after the battle of Pydna, the Roman state enjoyed a profound calm, scarcely varied by a ripple here and there on the surface.”

― Theodor Mommsen

“We can continue to learn generation after generation and now is time to begin to learn how to love in a non-discriminatory way because we are intelligent enough, but we are not loving enough as a species.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“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

“The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions.”

― Thomas Huxley

“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

“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

“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

“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

“We try to be conscious of the amount of trash we have. Having a water filter allows us to be aware of not using too many water bottles. Since I am not able to hand wash due to my schedule, I use Seventh Generation laundry detergent, and I feel less guilty.”

― Tia Mowry

“Visually, I find that ‘Gee’ and ‘Genie’ from the 2009 era is what made Girls’ Generation such an iconic image.”

― Tiffany Hwang

“None of Girls’ Generation would be possible without the fans.”

― Tiffany Hwang

“There’s an entire generation of male strength and endurance athletes, even recreational lifters, who have never gotten off the ephedrine-caffeine-aspirin stack. The process of getting off stimulants is really horrible.”

― Tim Ferriss

“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

“We can’t be paying pensions to the next generation of federal workers when hardly anyone in the private sector gets them.”

― Tim Griffin

“I grew up in a generation when there was no soccer on TV.”

― Tim Howard

“’Animal House’ was sort of the first real, contemporary, youthful voice of the baby boom generation. It spoke to that audience, and it spoke to that part of me which was saying, ‘Out with the old, in with the new.’”

― Tim Matheson

“For the third generation Unreal Engine, we are building two versions of every model in our game. We are building a source model with several million polygons, between 2 and 6 million polygons. We use that model for all the lighting detail on the mesh. Then we go to the in-game version, which is usually about 10,000 polygons.”

― Tim Sweeney

“I look at Lil Wayne as being from my generation.”

― Timbaland

“We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.”

― Timothy Leary

“Does anyone recall hippies designing things for Generation X? Does anyone recall the elegance of that? How design was about making things simpler?”

― Timothy Morton

“With its Medicaid expansion, Obamacare may turn out to be the most equality-promoting policy enacted in a generation.”

― Timothy Noah

“The digitally native generation has no idea what has been lost to the freedom of intimacy that has no fear of being recorded.”

― Tina Brown

“American newspapers are dying mostly because they were so dull for so long, a whole generation gave up on them.”

― Tina Brown

“Every generation that comes from this family has to do better than the last.”

― Tinie Tempah

“I feel like I’m the voice for my generation, especially for women.”

― Tink

“I got my first computer when I was 6, and I was part of that early generation of children who grew up with computers always being around. I fell in love with them early on.”

― Tobias Lutke

“If you’re going to reboot something, reboot it in a totally original way that speaks to a new generation.”

― Toby Stephens

“It took an entire generation of critical thinking for Douglas Sirk’s films to be really appreciated.”

― Todd Haynes

“The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything – meals, jobs, clothing.”

― Tom Brokaw

“It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.”

― Tom Brokaw

“The response to ‘The Greatest Generation’ and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.”

― Tom Brokaw

“I think people of my generation became journalists – you know, right after the broadcast pioneer fathers – because we wanted to report the big stories.”

― Tom Brokaw

“I’ve treated so many adults who are desperate – desperate – to get off tobacco. They all started as kids. I see the industry getting another generation of our kids addicted.”

― Tom Frieden

“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

“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

“My goal was to try and kind of be our generation’s Marty McFly. That was what my all-time goal was.”

― Tom Holland

“When I started in the profession, there were very visible actors who were Scottish, Welsh, or regional. Lots of working-class-hero leading actors; it was not fashionable to sound posh. Now, I’m middle-aged; it’s fashionable to sound posh if you are the generation behind me.”

― Tom Hollander

“My dad left when I was young. I didn’t have a dad. I’m part of that divorced generation and didn’t want to do that to my kids, so I took a year off and became a full-time dad, changed diapers and all that while my wife worked.”

― Tom King

“’American Idiot’ is not only one of my favorite albums of all time, it’s become an anthem of a generation.”

― Tom Kitt

“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

“The first generation of Russian terrorists came out of the ’60s counterculture – the 1860s in Russia bearing a striking similarity to the 1960s in the United States, with Russian students growing their hair, following gurus who extolled the ‘new man,’ and starting communes.”

― Tom Reiss

“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

“The rise of childhood obesity has placed the health of an entire generation at risk.”

― Tom Vilsack

“I didn’t really identify with the music of my own generation, but I was very curious about the music of others.”

― Tom Waits

“I realize that there’s a whole generation of kids out there like me who are totally disregarding the moral values taught to us by our parents.”

― Tommy Morrison

“I’m trying to create a better pathway for the next generation.”

― Toni Duggan

“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

“Churches need to be intentional about reaching the next generation by creating templates for young people to see that there is a stepping stone for leadership in this church.”

― Tony Evans

“How should we begin to make amends for raising a generation obsessed with the pursuit of material wealth and indifferent to so much else?”

― Tony Judt

“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

“Today jazz is still very much alive. Everywhere I go there’s a new generation of musicians.”

― Toots Thielemans

“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

“I want to do what Kid Cudi did for kids for my generation.”

― Travis Scott

“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

“Waiting is a big part of life. We don’t like to admit that, especially our generation; we don’t like to wait on stuff. We want stuff immediately.”

― Trip Lee

“I have to continue to grow and take it to another level so the next generation has something to follow.”

― Trombone Shorty

“There are some voters who are rather traditional and have some reservations about electing a woman leader. But the younger generation are excited to have a woman leader for the country. They think it is somewhat trendy.”

― Tsai Ing-wen

“Some people are diplomatic, some people are outspoken, but the next generation is very clear. People are speaking their mind out. People are worried about other things besides their own careers. It’s not accurate to say that they don’t speak out.”

― Twinkle Khanna

“Screw being a singer! I wanna be the voice of my generation with my talk show.”

― Tyra Banks

“I was thinking things had changed: that the next generation of men weren’t as institutionally misogynist as the previous were. And then, suddenly, the Internet came along and gave them a platform to voice their feelings anonymously. And boy, did the bile come out.”

― Val McDermid

“Each generation has an obligation to pick up the baton. We want young people to feel a sense of responsibility to take that baton and run with it.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“Encouraging the next generation is really where my heart is.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“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

“If you grew up in my generation, you’re going to be influenced by Run DMC, the Beastie Boys and also listen to Metallica – it wasn’t segregated anymore.”

― Vanilla Ice

“Unusually for an Indian man of his generation, my father, being aware of my mother’s intellectual abilities, encouraged her to go abroad by herself to obtain a Ph.D.”

― Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

“Shirley Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name.”

― Victor LaValle

“The image of Russian troops pouring into Ukraine and encircling military units in Crimea has been a wake-up call that will reverberate for a generation.”

― Victor Ponta

“Looking at the actors I most admire – Judi Dench, Ian Holm, that whole generation – they all started in rep and slowly built themselves into the position where they could juggle theatre and film.”

― Victoria Hamilton

“The leaders of Europe always seem to emerge from the same elite, the same general frame of mind, the same schools, and the same institutions that rear generation after generation of politicians to this day. They take turns implementing the same policies.”

― Viktor Orban

“My mother was religious; she was knowledgeable about mythology and scriptures; she could tell the metaphysical nuances and make the story come to life with their deeper significance. The current generation is missing out on this.”

― Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

“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

“Our generation has been described as a golden generation. I hate that term.”

― Vincent Kompany

“My motivation is, in part, a bit of angst that comes from feeling like I don’t belong, that our generation doesn’t belong.”

― Virgil Abloh

“From my perspective, I’m trying to stand for a generation. You know, each generation has designers who go along with it.”

― Virgil Abloh

“Legacy is not what I did for myself. It’s what I’m doing for the next generation.”

― Vitor Belfort

“All that self-expression has just created a generation of morons, hooked on an endless appetite for rubbish.”

― Vivienne Westwood

“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

“The death of Churchill at 90 was one of those watershed moments in which the obituary rises to a special calling beyond the sharing of remembered times. It gave an older generation a rare opportunity to explain something of itself to its children.”

― Walter Cronkite

“No, I don’t think my generation got into this dinosaur thing.”

― Walter Cronkite

“Each generation seems to invent its own reasons for war.”

― Walter Dean Myers

“Capitalism and power politics have made our generation creatively sluggish, and our vital art is mired in a broad bourgeois philistinism.”

― Walter Gropius

“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

“Every generation looks at literature through the lens of their own experience, but with the Bible, everyone gets apprehensive and thinks it’ll be too stuffy.”

― Walter Kirn

“Every generation tries to put its doctrine on a high shelf where the children can not reach it.”

― Walter Rauschenbusch

“And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo. So we’re echoing what’s been done way in the past.”

― Walter Salles

“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

“My last series was on A.B.C., a one-hour called ‘My Generation’. Critics liked it. I was on for two weeks, and that was a tough one.”

― Warren Littlefield

“Every writer is a writer of the generation before.”

― Wilfrid Sheed

“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

“The new generation of consoles has as much power to do the kind of games that we do as the PC does.”

― Will Wright

“I knew very little about ‘Spider-Man’. I grew up more in the ‘Superman’ generation. ‘Spider-Man’ – I didn’t know so much. But it is a really successful franchise, and I’m happy to be involved with it.”

― Willem Dafoe

“Generation X is dead. It has come to mean anyone aged 13 to 55 years old.”

― William Gibson

“Gadgets are usually the last thing I think about, and if there’s something new, I’ll get to the store for the final shipment of the first generation when it’s on sale. So I have last year’s stuff.”

― William Gibson

“A generation of children has been betrayed.”

― William Hague

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”

― William James

“As a kid, I wanted to be part of the Lost Generation who came to France.”

― William Klein

“Social activism has gone mainstream. A new generation of philanthropic leaders such as Bill and Melinda Gates, and Bono are providing inspiration, guidance, and billions of dollars through their global foundations.”

― Willow Bay

“It’s ‘Star Trek!’ It’s as close to an American mythology as we get. To be a part of that storytelling after being a fan since I was a teenage boy who saw the pilot episode of ‘Next Generation’ air, it’s all very surreal.”

― Wilson Cruz

“You cannot overstate, I don’t think, the impact of a show like ‘Glee’ on a generation.”

― Wilson Cruz

“We treat a planet at crisis point as an externality that can be shunted into a future generation. We continue to act as if we had the natural resources of several planets, not one.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“To build more human economies in Africa, governments must be far more strategic, wise, and forward-looking in their expenditure and build diverse economies that are going to deliver the jobs for the next generation.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“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

“Every generation is gonna keep changing, and you just have to embrace the change.”

― Wyclef Jean

“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

“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 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 am part of this generation with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Peter Pan.’ I think we all grew up in this culture of pirates.”

― Yasmine Al Masri

“I don’t think there is only one Arab culture or a pure Arabness. We are very multiple, especially our generation, which is very multilayered.”

― Yasmine Hamdan

“Nigeria’s unity is one for which enough blood has been spilled and many hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost. Many have paid for the unity of this country with their lives, and it will be wrong of us, as men and women of goodwill in this generation, to toy with those sacrifices that have been made.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“My generation is so intelligent.”

― Yungblud

“I began collecting artwork as a way to help young artists to promote their work as well as to increase awareness of contemporary art among the younger generation.”

― Yusaku Maezawa

“I don’t want to name any names, but I’ve worked on television shows where there’s a guy writing for my generation who’s, like, 60 – and it doesn’t work.”

― Zachary Knighton

“With ‘Hail To The King’ – our last album – we obviously wore our influences on our sleeve, and it was a blatant attempt to turn on our younger generation of fans to more classic-sounding metal.”

― Zacky Vengeance

“Oh yes, my generation liked to be in some pain when they read. The harder it was, the more good we believed it was doing us.”

― Zadie Smith

“My generation were all careerists.”

― Zaha Hadid

“At AFI, you make three cycle films your first year, and then you make a thesis film your second year, and I watched Darren Aronofsky’s cycle films and was blown away – there was a young Lucy Liu, who was just part of that generation. And I just wanted to be part of that tradition.”

― Zal Batmanglij

“Waste paper is like a forest – paper recycles itself, generation after generation.”

― Zhang Yin
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