65 Modern Day Quotes On Success In Life

These modern day quotes will inspire you. Modern day, existing or happening in the present.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging modern day quotes, modern day sayings, and modern day proverbs.

Best Modern Day Quotes

  1. “In the modern-day world, where time is premium and battle for subsistence is unimaginably tough, the hapless common man simply gives in and pays the bribe just to get on with life.” ~ Shaffi Mather
  2. “I’ve got an idea for a modern day faerie tale that I think would made a great short novel. But I just don’t have the time to work on it right now. I’m way too busy with the ‘Kingkiller Chronicles’ and being a new dad.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss
  3. “I stick closely to the structure of the myths. I may have some fun with the mythology by changing the environment to modern-day, but the structure of the myths, the monsters, the relationships of the gods – none of that is made up.” ~ Rick Riordan
  4. “Dead Witch Walking is basically a modern-day witch living in Cincinnati.” ~ Kim Harrison

  5. “In his fierce, bold determination to see the lives of modern-day slaves up close, Benjamin Skinner reminds me of the British abolitionist of two hundred years ago, Zachary Macaulay, who once traveled on a slave ship across the Atlantic, taking notes. Skinner goes everywhere, from border crossings to brothels to bargaining sessions with dealers in human beings, to bring us this vivid, searing account of the wide network of human trafficking and servitude which spans today’s globe.” ~ Adam Hochschild
  6. “Rigorously investigated and fearlessly reported, A Crime So Monstrous is a passionate and thorough examination of the appalling reality of human bondage in today’s world. In his devastating narrative, Ben Skinner boldly casts light on the unthinkable, yet thriving, modern-day practice of slavery, exposing a global trade in human lives. The abuses detailed in these pages are repugnant, but there is hope to be found: by giving voice to the victims, Skinner helps restore their dignity and makes crucial strides toward closing this shameful chapter in history.” ~ William J. Clinton
  7. “I’ve always loved King Kong. He’s like a modern-day myth, an icon of the cinema.” ~ Tom Hiddleston

  8. “We made four feature films with Sherwood Baptist. The wonderful thing was the church (members) volunteered. It was an awesome atmosphere of attitudes. The hard part was (that) all four of the first feature films we made take place in modern-day Albany, Georgia. We know that not all of our films going to be (set in) modern-day Albany, Georgia.” ~ Alex Kendrick
  9. “Walking with someone through grief, or through the process of reconciliation, requires patience, presence, and a willingness to wander, to take the scenic route. But the modern-day church doesn’t like to wander or wait. The modern-day church likes results. Convinced the gospel is a product we’ve got to sell to an increasingly shrinking market, we like our people to function as walking advertisements: happy, put-together, finished – proof that this Jesus stuff WORKS!” ~ Rachel Held Evans
  10. “Peter Minuet, who said to the Indians in modern-day Manhattan, Will you accept a check from a Puerto Rican bank? Never got a dinner!” ~ Red Buttons

  11. “I`ve been spending a fair amount of time in the recesses of white nationalist, white supremacist social media online areas, what called itself is the “alt right”, which is sort of the euphemistic term they use for what is essentially modern day white supremacy. And they are some of [Donald]Trump – this has been reported from the beginning but they are very excited about [anti-Muslim] proposal.” ~ Chris Hayes
  12. “One of the advantages or disadvantages of the way in which we live in these modern days is that we are ceasing to feel. That is to say we do not permit ourselves to be affected by either death or misfortune, provided these natural calamities leave our own persons unscathed.” ~ Marie Corelli
  13. “Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. In short, it’s modern day slavery.” ~ Jen Lilley
  14. “Film, television and to a certain extent, theater are modern day libraries.” ~ David Strathairn
  15. “Robert Kraft, a modern day Zoolander.” ~ Joe Buck

  16. “There are few problems in the world that economic prosperity can not help solve. Yet the engines of that prosperity are under fierce attack. The forces that seek power over others have gained the upper hand against those that seek freedom. By harming wealth creation, they cause even more strain on society. Historically, this is nothing new. State domination over its subjects has roots that connect statism, totalitarianism, communism, and socialism to more modern-day variants of liberalism and progressivism. It is a constant fight and we mustwin.” ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour
  17. “If Japa is maintained, no useless talk during work will be possible. The mind will always remain peaceful. Modern-day diseases are mostly psychosomatic. Japa will bestow good health to both mind and body.” ~ Mata Amritanandamayi
  18. “Anne Boleyn is an intriguing character. She seems to appeal to modern-day women in a very potent way. Because she was such an independently opinionated and spirited young woman, which at the time was unheard of.” ~ Natalie Dormer
  19. “In the case of ‘The Housewives,’ I call the ‘Housewives’ sociology of the rich. I think it’s just fun to watch. It’s guilt-free gossiping that you can have. It’s like the modern-day soap opera, in my mind.” ~ Andy Cohen
  20. “I think I’ve become the go-to mustache man. It works in period pieces. Modern-day mustaches are probably creepy. But I get compliments – everyone’s like, ‘Wow, love the ‘stache, dude.” ~ Jack Huston

  21. “Flexibility has become a modern day value that everyone wants. But flexibility comes with a cost.” ~ Maynard Webb
  22. “Clutter-clearing is modern-day alchemy.” ~ Denise Linn
  23. “Ecology is the new theology. Big history is the new Genesis. Those who fail to understand that evidence is modern-day Scripture, and that the world we live in is an honorable world, betray God and humanity in the most egregious of ways.” ~ Michael Dowd
  24. “It’s modern day. It is modern day. Some of the cars are older but it is absolutely modern day. There are modern cars in it, modern people, modern clothes, modern talk. We wrote ‘Valentine’ to sort of pay tribute to all the old slasher movies that we grew up with and I think that we did that.” ~ Todd Farmer
  25. “I find as much inspiration from the forerunners of jazz as I do the modern-day innovators of jazz.” ~ John Scofield

  26. “I consider myself a modern-day dad, where I still got rock’n’roll in me, but yet I take being a parent and relationships very seriously in life. I’m tired of the image of the father as a fat, beer-chugging, stupid guy. That image has to change. I’m changing it, baby, one city at a time.” ~ Jim Breuer
  27. “My wife and I have been together for 11 years, and seven of those married. We got married on 07/07/07. We support each other 150 percent. We have fun. We are a modern-day Sonny & Cher. I don’t sing. My wife sings. We’re so different, but so alike. We got that ying and yang thing going on. You see it, but you don’t know how it works.” ~ J. B. Smoove
  28. “Optimism and happiness are not the same thing, but they are becoming interchangeable, and it seemed to me that Voltaire’s Candide gave me a way into something important happening in modern-day culture.” ~ Mark Ravenhill
  29. “You have the upper class Negroes who are the modern day Uncle Toms or the 20th century Uncle Toms. They don’t wear a handkerchief anymore. They wear top hats. They’re called Doctor, they’re called – Reverend, but they’re still – they play the same role today that Uncle Tom played on the plantation.” ~ Malcolm X
  30. “[Doctor Cukrowicz in Suddenly, Last Summer is] is one of the most unpronounceable roles in the modern-day theater day canon, and one of the most boring!” ~ Rob Lowe

  31. “Moses tried to separate his people from Pharaoh, and when he tried, the magicians tried to fool the people into staying with the Pharaoh, and we look upon these other organizations that are trying to get Negroes to integrate with this doomed white man as nothing but modern-day magicians, and The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is a modern-day Moses trying to separate us from the modern-day Pharaoh.” ~ Malcolm X
  32. “You will agree that the Duke Lacrosse team raped and damaged or whatever, even though it didn’t happen. You will be made to agree. You will understand that there is going to be amnesty and you will love it and you will stop speaking out against it. And until you do, you are in our crosshairs. It’s who they are. That is the modern-day Democrat Party, and certainly that is the attitude of their major donors.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  33. “I think my time at West Brom was successful, that’s my take on it. I look back on the work I did there with a lot of pride, I enjoyed my time. Unfortunately it ended a bit prematurely but that’s what happens, that’s the nature of modern day football.” ~ Steve Clarke
  34. “Today there are very few chefs at that high level who are behind their stoves. You don’t feel their presence within the room. Where’s the romance? Where’s the show? Where’s the theater? The modern day restaurant – it’s like dining in a chapel. It’s boring.” ~ Marco Pierre White
  35. “Little wonder that it can seem unthinkable to say “no, thanks” to the modern-day equivalent of our tribe – our fear-driven culture.” ~ Frances Moore LappĂ©

  36. “I believe those passages in the New Testament, not by Jesus, but by Paul, that say women should not adorn themselves, they should always wear hats or color their hair in church – things like that – I think they are signs of the times and should not apply to modern-day life.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  37. “I happen to be a scientist. My background is in nuclear physics. I was a nuclear engineer. But I don’t see any incompatibility at all with my religious faith and God the creator of everything and the incompatibility between when the earth was created as specified in the Bible. I don’t see any incompatibility there because those that were interpreting God’s overall message didn’t know anything about modern-day science.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  38. “There’s no question that the media today has a relationship with Barack Obama that… I can’t say it’s unique, because the modern-day media is the Democrat Party and their objective is to advance the Democrat Party agenda as well as try to discredit any opposing agenda, which would be us and the Republicans. But the relationship they’ve got with Obama is above and beyond that.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  39. “Tweeting happens to be a modern day form of communication. I mean, you can like it or not like it. I have, between Facebook and Twitter, I have almost 25 million people. It’s a very effective way of communication.” ~ Donald Trump
  40. “There has been an effect of business rap on the output of today’s rap music. But I don’t think that’s the modern day rapper’s fault.” ~ M.I.A.

  41. “We aren’t born with the innate knowledge of how to “do” relationship. Even worse, we’ve been brainwashed by modern day society to look for and seek perfection, which leads to an ongoing state of frustration and dissatisfaction.” ~ Arielle Ford
  42. “The show is escapism. If you look back to when I was in college, all the girls in the sorority houses were gathered around watching soap operas. That was the escapism, the show that was giving you something you couldn’t have. Now, you go into any sorority house, there are 50 to 100 girls piled in watching The Bachelor. We are the modern-day soap opera.” ~ Chris Harrison
  43. “I believe in public funding of elections, absolutely. But this system iscurrently very antiquated and no longer applies to modern day politics.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  44. “I like the 50s, party-movie aesthetic of the beach. I’m not really into modern-day beach.” ~ Bethany Cosentino

  45. “I’d like to do a little bit of everything. I think the only thing I can’t do is a British accent, so that’s out. No Shakespeare for me. Unless it’s like one of those modern-day remakes.” ~ Jenny Slate
  46. “Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.” ~ Paula Nelson
  47. “I believe in gender equality and I love that I can represent strong modern-day women.” ~ Katie Cassidy
  48. “I didn’t know why I was coming to this room. Someone just told me to go to Sam Raimi’s office. I knew that I uniquely had the comics version of his job, which was to take Spider-Man and put him into the modern day. But I thought, “Maybe he wants to tell me to cut it out.” So I come in, it’s in his office, and then Stan Lee comes in, and I’d only ever met Stan as a fan, not as a professional. And then they sit us down on a couch, and roll in an AV cart with a TV on it and go, “We’re going to show you the first cut of Spider-Man.”” ~ Brian Michael Bendis
  49. “I went to Thailand and built a village for 27 rescued children and this is where my passion to help prevent modern day slavery came from.” ~ David Batstone

  50. “The main challenge Not For Sale is big and it is modern day slavery, which is a $32billion dollar industry second to the illegal trade of drugs and arms.” ~ David Batstone
  51. “Libertarians are essentially what the Republicans were 30 years ago. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan. They’d all fit more under the Libertarian label than the modern day Republican label.” ~ Drew Carey
  52. “It’s almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There’s a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make.” ~ Christian Slater
  53. “You have to take into account it was the cell phone that became what the modern-day concept of a phone call is, and this is a device that’s attached to your hip 24/7. Before that there was ‘leave a message’ and before that there was ‘hopefully you’re home.'” ~ Giovanni Ribisi
  54. “The modern day soup line is a check in the mail.” ~ David I. Rozenberg

  55. “As modern-day neuroscience tells us, we are never in touch with the present, because neural information-processing itself takes time. Signals take time to travel from your sensory organs along the multiple neuronal pathways in your body to your brain, and they take time to be processed and transformed into objects, scenes, and complex situations. So, strictly speaking, what you are experiencing as the present moment is actually the past.” ~ Thomas Metzinger
  56. “I’d love to do a modern-day musical that’s full of original music. To get your contemporaries to sing and dance without looking foolish and for it to be transformational and magical and all those things a musical is supposed to be.” ~ Danny Boyle
  57. “It’s understandable why someone would like their entertainment to provide an escape from modern day worries and the reality of war. We feel this record creates a healthy opportunity to process some of these emotions rather than deny them.” ~ Eddie Vedder
  58. “They are two very different people. It’s almost a modern-day ‘Odd Couple,’ if I had to characterize it, with the two of them portraying pretty close to who they are, which is why it’s a hybrid of a reality and a comedy show.” ~ Dawn Ostroff
  59. “The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western” ~ Armand Assante

  60. “In our learning, let us not neglect the fountain of revelation. The scriptures and the words of modern-day apostles and prophets are the sources of wisdom, divine knowledge, and personal revelation to help us find answers to all the challenges in life. Let us learn of Christ; let us seek out that knowledge which leads to peace, truth, and the sublime mysteries of eternity.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  61. “My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.” ~ Hamlin Garland
  62. “In modern day evangelism, this precious doctrine [of regeneration] has been reduced to nothing more than a human decision to raise one’s hand, walk an aisle, or pray a ‘sinner’s prayer.’ As a result, the majority of Americans believe that they’ve been ‘born again’ even though their thoughts, words, and deeds are a continual contradiction to the nature and will of God.” ~ Paul Washer
  63. “With our knowledge of modern-day genetics, we realize that it was possible for God to place the potential for all people throughout history into the genes of Adam and Eve when He created them.” ~ Walter Lang

  64. “Joaquin Jackson’s frank and colorful account of his long career as a modern-day Texas Ranger thrills like an action novel, yet the stories are true, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, but always gripping. I could hardly put the book down. . . .The writing is superb.” ~ Elmer Kelton
  65. “In this modern-day and age, we have instant coffee, instant tea – instant disbelief. That’s the reason we will never become anything. It is because we will never believe in ourselves. We will always listen to the mass majority. If everybody’s making fun of you and criticizing you, then you know you’re on the right track. ‘Cause most people ain’t got it.” ~ Glenn Turner

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