century quotes

I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium.Lynn Abbey

I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The 20th century was a century in which human rights were infringed upon in numerous parts of the world, and Japan also bears responsibility in that regard. I believe that we have to look at our own history with humility and think about our responsibility.Shinzo Abe

Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.Spencer Abraham

The theories of the major philosophers of the 18th century secular enlightenment were biblical and theological in spite of themselves.M. H. Abrams

When the British came to Ibo land, for instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places, and set up their administrations, the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.Chinua Achebe

Health, money. That's what people worried about in the 14th century as much as today. I find it so much more interesting than the supposed activities of kings, queens, generals.Peter Ackroyd

Retain the vision for space exploration. If we turn our backs on the vision again, we're going to have to live in a secondary position in human space flight for the rest of the century.Buzz Aldrin

Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab; in the Renaissance, though, researchers went first and foremost to the library to see what the ancients had said.Peter Lewis Allen

Women have always been courageous... They are always fearless when protecting their children and in the last century they have been fearless in the fight for their rights.Isabel Allende

As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness.Svetlana Alliluyeva

I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century.Christiane Amanpour

Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I've studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best.Stephen Ambrose

The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.Stephen Ambrose

Totalitarianism is feudalism in the twelfth century sense of the word.Barbara Amiel

It's becoming clearer and clearer to me that the world is there to be celebrated by writers, and in fact this is what all the good ones do, and that the great fashion for gloom and grimness was in fact a false path that certain writers took, I think in response to the horrors of the first half of the twentieth century.Martin Amis

You'd think that in this age, especially in the 21st century - especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we've made - that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.Tori Amos

Instead of sailing off into the sunset, he hopes to sail into the next century.Dave Anderson

I don't look so closely at women's fashion, but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom to express themselves and their individualities, and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this, men and women are equally able to express themselves.Tadao Ando

Just look at herbal remedies. It's essentially a throwback. It's saying you go to a plant and you mush it up and you stick it in the jar and you sell it and you eat it and it's going to cure what ails you. And that's the kind of stuff that people believed in the early 19th century.Marcia Angell