Quotes: contemporary

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  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
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    The many faces of intimacy: the Victorians could experience it through correspondence, but not through cohabitation; contemporary men and women can experience it through fornication, but not through friendship.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
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    A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
  • Arthur Koestler
    Arthur Koestler
    Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
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    A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
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    Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
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    Artists - musicians, painters, writers, poets - always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
  • Billy Bragg
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    But, in the end, even a song that's as politically bland as Blowin in the Wind, you probably wouldn't get up and sing that now, whereas some of Bob Dylan's love songs that were contemporary with that, like say Girl from the North Country, you can still get up an play now.
  • Brian De Palma
    Brian De Palma
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    But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
  • Carol Gilligan
    Carol Gilligan
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    Certain issues have been associated with contemporary feminism and in a certain sense circumscribed for that reason.
  • Abbie Hoffman
    Abbie Hoffman
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    Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    Experience has taught me that the shallowest of communist platitudes contains more of a hierarchy of meaning than contemporary bourgeois profundity.
  • Billy Collins
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    For most Americans, poetry plays no role in their everyday lives. But also for most Americans, contemporary painting or jazz or sculpture play no role either. I'm not saying poetry is singled out as a special thing to ignore.
  • Cass Sunstein
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    Humility is of central importance; I think it's an underappreciated virtue in the contemporary discussion of law and politics.
  • Bruno Tonioli
    Bruno Tonioli
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    I love contemporary art, although I wouldn't want a pickled shark in my house.
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