Quotes by nineteen-sixties

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  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness.
  • David Bailey
    David Bailey
    English fashion and portrait 1938-
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    All that Swinging Sixties nonsense, we all thought it was passé at the time.
  • Judith Viorst
    Judith Viorst
    American writer and journalist 1931-
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    But it's hard to be hip over thirty when everyone else is nineteen, when the last dance we learned was the Lindy, and the last we heard, girls who looked like Barbara Streisand were trying to do something about it.
  • Bill de Blasio
    Bill de Blasio
    American politician 1961-
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    Everyone I knew was a Red Sox fan. Living up there in 1967 - the Impossible Dream season - that moment was incredibly compelling. I just naturally gravitated to the team. Nineteen seventy-five was arguably the greatest World Series of all time.
  • Jerry Garcia
    Jerry Garcia
    American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1942-1995
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    For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part.
  • Augusten Burroughs
    Augusten Burroughs
    American writer 1965-
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    I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year, if I continued to read great books, eventually I would write something worthy of publication. I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties, but I felt confident that it would happen.
  • Yves Saint-Laurent
    Yves Saint-Laurent
    French fashion designer 1936-2008
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    I knew the youthfulness of the sixties: Talitha and Paul Getty lying on a starlit terrace in Marrakesh, beautiful and damned, and a whole generation assembled as if for eternity where the curtain of the past seemed to lift before an extraordinary future.
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
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    I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a ''learning experience.'' Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a ''learning experience.'' It makes me feel less stupid.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    If a playwright tried to see eye to eye with everybody, he would get the worst case of strabismus since Hannibal lost an eye trying to count his nineteen elephants during a snowstorm while crossing the Alps.
  • John Lennon
    John Lennon
    British musician 1940-1980
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    If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
  • Aaron Copland
    Aaron Copland
    American composer and writer
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    If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of The Beatles.
    Source: Aaron Copland: the Life and Work of an Uncommon Man
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    In high school in the early Sixties, I dreamed of intellectual work by women that would match the highest male standards and set men on their ear. A lot of women have done a lot of academic work since then, but most of them fall short of that standard.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. The tension broke that day. The paranoia was fulfilled.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    Minerva House was ''a finishing establishment for young ladies,'' where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing.
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