modern quotes

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.Edward Abbey

Today, our attention is less than the television advertisement. We're looking at six or seven problems constantly. We're living in the disturbed societies of cities. I think modern technology is one of the worst things human beings have invented.Marina Abramovic

You know I very much respect Yvonne Rainer, she is very important - in American dance, the entire development of modern dance, and creating a wonderful physical language.Marina Abramovic

On 'Heartbreaker,' I had to sing those songs. I drank the way I did those songs. I ate the way I did those songs. I communicated the way I did those songs. With 'Gold,' I was trying to prove something to myself. I wanted to invent a modern classic.Ryan Adams

The lessons of September 11 are that if we allow law enforcement to do their work free of political interference, if we give them adequate resources and modern technologies, we can protect our citizens without intruding on our liberties.Lucille Roybal-Allard

Perhaps more than any other disease before or since, syphilis in early modern Europe provoked the kind of widespread moral panic that AIDS revived when it struck America in the 1980s.Peter Lewis Allen

The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy.Richard V. Allen

The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.B. R. Ambedkar

Things like the financial markets - a proper grounding in mathematics could help the common man. I believe that if people are more familiar with mathematical concepts... it can help deal with modern life, which is increasingly complex.Viswanathan Anand

I think people should be able to have at their behest, like, four hours of music, entertainment, visual knowledge, different pathways. That's what I'm trying to do with modern technology, not just another song and another song.Jon Anderson

Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.Tadao Ando

Nokia and Research in Motion needed a modern operating system. They could have bought Palm or Android before Google did, but they didn't. Today, it's probably too late, and at the time they would have been criticized for overpaying, but as they say - shift happens.Marc Andreessen

Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends.Kenneth Anger

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.Susan B. Anthony

While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song.David Antin

I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.Michelangelo Antonioni

In the modern desktop environment, with multitasking and alerts and constant activity, there are always more distractions. When you're at a computer, your hands are always on the controls.Marco Arment

Whenever you're out of town, no matter modern communications, you feel a little bit out of touch.Richard Armitage

The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities.Timothy Garton Ash

I do find modern jazz quite tricky.Jane Asher