century quotes

Their chief residence was Bagdad, where they remained until the eleventh century, an age fatal in Oriental history, from the disasters of which the Princes of the Captivity were not exempt.Isaac D'Israeli

As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men, just as it was also in all later democracies and republics until the twentieth century.Robert A. Dahl

I would never advise anyone to stay in the closet to further their careers - I'm sure it leads to big fat gay ulcers. There are actors I know who won't come out, and I can see it crippling them as human beings. It's a great shame that people can't be who they are in the 21st century, and people won't let them be who they are.Ben Daniels

Its highest point was The Worst Journey in the World. Then you see this decline, and this harking back, using the 19th-century form when we're not in the 19th century. That way of writing a book about the world out there - you just can't do it anymore.Robyn Davidson

Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time.Robertson Davies

I love stories that give me a perspective on how easy American life has become in the 21st century.Hope Davis

Every great movement in the history of Western civilization from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century has been an international movement which owed its existence and its development to the cooperation of many different peoples.Christopher Dawson

The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.Claude Debussy

In the end, the railroads made America and nanotech will make the 21st century, and that is the end of the story. The beginning of the story and the end of the story.Felix Dennis

However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time - well into the eighteenth century.Wilhelm Dilthey

In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment.E. L. Doctorow

The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century.E. L. Doctorow

Green technologies - going green - is bigger than the Internet. It could be the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century.John Doerr

Green-tech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st Century.John Doerr

In the last century, everybody was singing lower.Placido Domingo

Both sides of my family had come from Ireland in the 19th century for the same reason: There was nothing to eat over there. Since then, I've tried to make up for the potato famine by making the potato the only vegetable that passes these lips.Art Donovan

I do work half time as a historian of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and I started my career with work in the 19th century.Alice Dreger

We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician and as sort of an icon for the 20th century. It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back 100 years to find the source of some new ideas now.Anne Dudley

The poem is the literary form of the 21st century. It's able to connect young people in a deep way to language... it's language as play.Carol Ann Duffy

France has lived a long time - eight or nine centuries - and yet art in France, too, was derivative up until the 19th Century.Raoul Dufy