Best My Generation Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging my generation quotes, my generation sayings, and my generation proverbs.

Famous My Generation Quotes

  1. “I hope I die before I get old.” ~ Roger Daltrey
  2. “I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh.” ~ Kanye West
  3. “I’ve always loved hip-hop since I was a kid, that’s the music that I loved. I think every one of our generation kind of fantasized about hip-hop in some ways.” ~ Joaquin Phoenix
  4. “Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.” ~ William James

  5. “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night.” ~ Allen Ginsberg
  6. “I think there are very few people, in my generation at least, that are that passionate about what they do.” ~ Sasha Grey
  7. “I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that’s what I did when I executed ‘Long.Live.A$AP.’ I wanted people to really see the message and that I’m an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds.” ~ ASAP Rocky
  8. “I don’t know who Peter Lorre is. Pathetic, right? It shows you how completely gross and uncultured my generation is.” ~ Christina Ricci

  9. “My generation was, in effect, the product of a social experiment. If we did not understand marital intimacy, it was because we had not seen it modelled. We lurched from relationship to relationship, dazzled by the newness of meaninglessness, relentless in our search for something even the most perceptive of us could not identify.” ~ Antonella Gambotto-Burke
  10. “Do excellent work for Christ. So that’s my heart. It’s always been. And I want to be the best I can be. I want to make a difference in my generation.” ~ Ricky Skaggs
  11. “Martin Luther King challenged the conscience of my generation, and his words and his legacy continue to move generations to action today at home and around the world. His love and faith is alive in millions of Americans who volunteer each day in soup kitchens or in schools, or who refused to ignore the suffering of millions they’d never met in far-away places when a tsunami brought unthinkable destruction. His vision and his passion is alive in churches and on campuses when millions stand up against the injustice of discrimination anywhere, or the indifference that leaves too many behind.” ~ John F. Kerry
  12. “Science chases money, and money chases its tail, and the best minds of my generation cannot make bail.” ~ Ani DiFranco

  13. “I think that young people understand me perfectly. I think that’s the luckiest thing about my career, that I get older and they get younger, and it didn’t stop with my generation.” ~ John Waters
  14. “Blues for me is having things not go your way – life, love, job, money, … It is not about the oppression of my ancestors, who were trying to get back at the overseers. Blues is different for my generation.” ~ Robert Cray
  15. “I grew up believing my generation would be better. We would be kinder, we would be more level-headed. We would be more loving. And so many people are missing.” ~ Jorja Fox
  16. “Artists of my generation were not educated. We were not given the equipment because it was generally believed to be irrelevant.” ~ Eric Fischl

  17. “I’ve always felt that my generation was the last group to have passion about the game. Some of today’s guys don’t seem to share that interest and it shows.” ~ Tim Henman
  18. “Everything is very convenient now and it would be real nice if somehow people started going back to the movie theater. And it’s people of my generation. It’s their fault in a lot of ways, people over 40. It’s their fault that the only movies are about robots and beautiful vampires. It’s wild, all vampires are beautiful.” ~ Billy Bob Thornton
  19. “If you’re in the heyday of rock and roll and movies, and that’s where I grew up. We didn’t have to look for it. We didn’t have to create angst. We didn’t have to create desire. We didn’t have to say, see we were screwed, my generation, because we wanted to be The Beatles or Elvis Presley. That ain’t going to happen. So we always had this thing to reach for.” ~ Billy Bob Thornton
  20. “I like a lot of artists but I think the one that touched me the most was probably Tupac, coming up. Cause that was my generation, so Tupac was mine.” ~ French Montana

  21. “I wouldn’t call Adolf Hitler a corporal. Adolf Hitler was looked up to. He was revered almost like a God because he was feared. Adolf Hitler took all of Europe, and my generation had to confront Adolf Hitler.” ~ Jack Kirby
  22. “Church is missing transcendence. My generation was raised on a religion of moral control. Do this. Don’t do that. And a lot of self-help religion. Feel better. Get out of debt. Six ways to overcome your fears. Seven ways not to lust. Ultimately that message didn’t work. It was empty. There was no transcendence. The omniscient, omnipresent, all-powerful God of the universe wasn’t the focus.” ~ Matt Chandler
  23. “There’s a strong victim mentality in my generation. I think it’s spiritual laziness. They will agree that God is sovereign over all, but then they will say, “Well, I wish he would sovereignly take away my lust issue.” There’s just not a lot of fortitude, not a lot of fight in them.” ~ Matt Chandler
  24. “It’s hard for a Jew of my generation, an American Jew, who is Philo-Zionistic, not to romanticize Israel.” ~ David Mamet

  25. “I’m an old school guy and love the guys in the monster suits and JAWS; even though everyone makes fun of the shark I think it’s awesome. You know it’s fake, but with my generation that was part of the charm.” ~ Larry Fessenden
  26. “For my generation, the relationship with Europe was the central point of American foreign policy. Even during my time in government there was disagreement, sometimes very strong disagreement. But they were all like arguments within a family. I am not sure if the generation which doesn’t have these experiences has the same view of things.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger
  27. “What I want to do is basically tell my generation’s story about how music and culture helped affect a generation, and a generation that’s so profound, that it went on to elect the first African-American president.” ~ Steve Stoute
  28. “Everyone of my generation who preached free love is responsible for AIDS.” ~ Camille Paglia

  29. “That way of life against which my generation rebelled had given us grim courage, fortitude, self-discipline, a sense of individual responsibility, and a capacity for relentless hard work.” ~ Rose Wilder Lane
  30. “Usually when I drank too much, I could guess why I did so, the objective being to murder a state of consciousness that I didn’t have the courage to sustain–a fear of heights, which sometimes during the carnival of the 1960s accompanied my attempts to transform the bourgeois journalist into an avant-garde novelist. The stepped-up ambition was a commonplace among the would-be William Faulkners of my generation; nearly always it resulted in commercial failure and literary embarrassment.” ~ Lewis H. Lapham
  31. “We’re not encouraging idols other than on the TV show, you know and that’s the wrong way to do it. If we had become famous from a contest show we’d be embarrassed in my generation. But if that’s the benchmark then I thought well young people who want to be filmmakers, or musicians, or whatever are screwed. But maybe they’re not because what they’re doing is they’re creating their own thing.” ~ Billy Bob Thornton
  32. “So many people of my generation who served in the government were prisoners of the Cold War culture, still are.” ~ Stewart Udall

  33. “The battle with Men Who Explain Things has trampled down many women – of my generation, of the up-and-coming generation we need so badly, here and in Pakistan and Bolivia and Java, not to speak of the countless women who came before me and were not allowed into the laboratory, or the library, or the conversation, or the revolution, or even the category called human.” ~ Rebecca Solnit
  34. “Young people today are being robbed. Of their rights.  Of their freedom.  Of their dignity.  Of their futures.  The culprits?  My generation and our predecessors, who either created or failed to stop the world straddling engine of theft, degradation, manipulation, and social control we call the welfare state.” ~ Tom G. Palmer
  35. “I think ‘Horace Silver’ was actually the first live jazz group I ever heard back when I was a kid in St. Louis. So along with most players of my generation, I have a real affection for the music of ‘Horace Silver.” ~ David Sanborn
  36. “Appropriation was the language of my generation in many ways. It came out of Duchamp, Warhol, Johns, Lichtenstein.” ~ Deborah Kass

  37. “I would say the most significant difference between modern-era receivers and previous receivers is the ones who were in my generation or earlier had to get a job after they got through playing. Today’s player doesn’t.” ~ Steve Largent
  38. “My father’s generation gave to my generation a land of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance.” ~ Paul Tsongas
  39. “There is hardly an American male of my generation who has not at one time or another tried to master the victory cry of the great ape as it issued from the androgynous chest of Johnny Weissmuller, to the accompaniment of thousands of arms and legs snapping during attempts to swing from tree to tree in the backyards of the Republic.” ~ Gore Vidal
  40. “I’d love to be the political voice of my generation, but that’s not my gift.” ~ Anita Baker

  41. “It is to a dramatist, which is to say, to an unfrocked psychoanalyst, stunning that that which has sustained the Left in my generation, its avatar, its prime issue, has been abortion. For, whether or not it is regarded as a woman’s right, an unfortunate necessity, or murder, which is to say, irrespective of differing and legitimate political views, to enshrine it as the most important test of the Liberal, is, mythologically, an assertion to the ultimate right of a postreligious Paganism.” ~ David Mamet
  42. “Because of [Amelia Earhart], we had more women available to fly in the 1940’s to help us get through World War II. And because of these women, women of my generation are able to look back and say, ‘Hey, they did it. They even flew military airplanes, we can do it, too.'” ~ Eileen Collins
  43. “You are great young people. I have said again and again, we have the finest generation of young people ever in the history of this Church. I believe it. You know the gospel better. You come to seminary and you learn about the things of the Lord here. You know more about the gospel than those of my generation at your age did without any question. I am satisfied of that. Furthermore, you are intrinsically better. You are wonderful young people!” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  44. “To be an artist of my generation willing to be unhip -artists were supposed to be like cowboys.” ~ Deborah Kass

  45. “Historically, in my generation, all of my heroes and heroines have had issues and problems. We all do.” ~ Anita Baker
  46. “For women of my generation, it was the ‘juggling act.’ Jobs, marriage, children, homes, and aging parents were the balls we added, tossing them in the air as our lives filled up and praying they wouldn’t come crashing down on our heads.” ~ Willow Bay
  47. “People in the Middle East may consider the U.S. an evil hegemony that has tainted their culture, but when I look at the growth of racial and ethnic tolerance and understanding in my generation in the U.S. and see those sentiments make it around the world, it makes me feel proud.” ~ Aloe Blacc
  48. “I don’t want to freak you out, but I think I may be the voice of my generation.” ~ Hannah

  49. “I don’t want to name any names, but I’ve worked on television shows where there’s a guy writing for my generation who’s like 60 – and it doesn’t work.” ~ Zachary Knighton
  50. “I suspect millions of people from my generation probably have comparable stories to tell: if not of sports simulations then of Dungeons & Dragons, or the geopolitical strategy of games like Diplomacy, a kind of chess superimposed onto actual history.” ~ Steven Johnson
  51. “I am often asked why I started to write poetry. The answer is that my motivation sprang from a visceral need to creatively articulate the experiences of the black youth of my generation, coming of age in a racist society.” ~ Linton Kwesi Johnson
  52. “If you grew up in my generation, you’re going to be influenced by Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, and also listen to Metallica – it wasn’t segregated anymore.” ~ Vanilla Ice

  53. “War is not the quintessential emergency in which man has to prove himself, as my generation learned at its school desks in the days of the Kaiser; rather, peace is the emergency in which we all have to prove ourselves.” ~ Gustav Heinemann
  54. “The difference between me and other people in my generation is instead of saying the Internet’s killing the record business, I say, ‘Who cares about the record business, the Internet is enhancing music.” ~ Daryl Hall
  55. “My generation had the best years. We missed the Second World War and caught the outburst of rock ‘n’ roll.” ~ Georgie Fame
  56. “My generation is under-entertained.” ~ Dave Chappelle

  57. “My generation remembered going to the movies as an event. We would see these things, we would bring them home, and we would think about them for years because it would take a long time before they would go on television where you could re-experience the fun that you had when you watched them.” ~ Joe Dante
  58. “A lot of filmmakers from my generation were lucky enough to have their work more or less perpetuated by people who saw them originally on TV and on HBO and certainly on home video.” ~ Joe Dante
  59. “I look at Lil Wayne as being from my generation.” ~ Timbaland
  60. “I love dancing in general and making girls dance. My generation doesn’t do it enough.” ~ Jean Dujardin

  61. “I can’t think of anything specific growing up that pointed me toward NASA at all. I was interested in the Moon landings just about the same as everyone else of my generation. But I never really thought about being an astronaut or working in space myself.” ~ Laurel Clark
  62. “So many people of my generation all grew up with that shock theater package on television of ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Wolfman,’ ‘Dracula,’ ‘Mummy,’ all the Universal stuff.” ~ Rick Baker
  63. “I think everybody in my generation, we wanted to be Elvis.” ~ Chris Isaak

  64. “We not only grew up on Be-Bop; Be-Bop raised us. For my generation, Be-Bop came on like a light bulb going flash behind the eyes. For us, it was not only an intellectual movement but a way of life. We walked, dressed, and rapped Be-Bop.” ~ Ishmael Reed
  65. “I think as a gay person, there was no way in my generation to not grow up with shame and a sense of being wrong. It was impossible to avoid. Externally, you might make choices that are very public and very open but internally that was a struggle.” ~ Ira Sachs

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