59 Stone Age Quotes On Success In Life

These stone age quotes will inspire you. The Stone Age marks a period of prehistory in which humans used primitive stone tools.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging stone age quotes, stone age sayings, and stone age proverbs.

Best Stone Age Quotes

  1. “I’m not a prophet or a stone-aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.” ~ David Bowie
  2. “The Stone Age did not end because humans ran out of stones. It ended because it was time for a re-think about how we live.” ~ William McDonough
  3. “Humanity today is like a waking dreamer, caught between the fantasies of sleep and the chaos of the real world. The mind seeks but cannot find the precise place and hour. We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology. We thrash about. We are terribly confused by the mere fact of our existence, and a danger to ourselves and to the rest of life.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  4. “In the beginning, there was no retirement. There were no old people. In the Stone Age, everyone was fully employed until age 20, by which time nearly everyone was dead, usually of unnatural causes. Any early man who lived long enough to develop crow’s feet was either worshiped or eaten as a sign of respect.” ~ Mary-Lou Weisman
  5. “If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.” ~ Jacques Barzun

  6. “The Stone Age gave us arrowheads and eventually knives, and that allowed us to kill animals in ways you couldn’t before, and once you had them you were able to remove the skin and bones.” ~ Neal Barnard
  7. “Mankind is advanced technically. Man can build space stations, can assemble them in space, and ponders about landing on Mars, but the development of mankind itself seems to stagnate on stone-age level.” ~ Sigmund Jahn
  8. “We have progressed from the stone age and moved on to the age of stone-hearted people” ~ Amit Abraham
  9. “We’ll blast them back into the stone ages!” ~ William Westmoreland
  10. “The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” ~ Ahmed Zaki Yamani

  11. “As the saying goes, the Stone Age did not end because we ran out of stones; we transitioned to better solutions. The same opportunity lies before us with energy efficiency and clean energy.” ~ Steven Chu
  12. “From the moment of birth, when the Stone-Age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence called love, as its father and mother and their parents and their parents before them, have been. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potential.” ~ R. D. Laing
  13. “Our shouting is louder than our actions, Our swords are taller than us, This is our tragedy. In short We wear the cape of civilization But our souls live in the stone age” ~ Nizar Qabbani.
  14. “The latest refinements of science are linked with the cruelties of the Stone Age.” ~ Winston Churchill
  15. “Retribution is really a stone-age concept.” ~ Thomas Metzinger

  16. “There is no such thing as a miracle. A miracle is just what somebody else doesn’t understand. If we went back into the Stone Age and we lit a match, they’d say, “Ahh miracla, miracla!”” ~ Frederick Lenz
  17. “Either Stone Age man was a technological wizard, who carefully removed his technological achievements so as not to upset his inferior progeny, or our population dwindled from a once astronomical size to the mere three billions of today.” ~ Heinz von Foerster
  18. “USA is suffering between imperialists and anti-imperialists. That is the situation. The most powerful country in the world is on its way back to the Stone Age.” ~ Gore Vidal
  19. “One of the things I did during my 17 years as a psychiatric social worker was go around and find people with mental crutches, and every time I found one, I kicked those goddamn crutches until they flew. You know what happened? Every single one of those people has been able to walk without the crutches better, in fact. Were they giving up anything intrinsically valuable? Just their irrational reliance upon superstitions and supernatural nonsense. Perhaps this sort of claptrap was good for the Stone Age, when people actually believed that if they prayed for rain they would get it.” ~ Madalyn Murray O’Hair
  20. “I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age.” ~ Jodie Foster

  21. “A ley line is what might be called a field of force, a trail of telluric energy. There are hundreds of them, perhaps thousands, all over Britain, and they’ve been around since the Stone Age.” ~ Stephen R. Lawhead
  22. “There’s this Indian fellow who worked out a cycle like the idea of stone-age, bronze-age, only he did it on an Indian one. The cycle goes from nothing until now and 20th century and then on and right around the cycle until the people are really grooving and then just sinks back into ignorance until it gets back into the beginning again. So the 20th century is a fraction of that cycle, and how many of those cycles has it done yet? It’s done as many as you think and all these times it’s been through exactly the same things, and it’ll be this again.” ~ George Harrison
  23. “We need to have nature back in our atmosphere. There might be a turning point of going backward – within a few thousand years we are going back to the Stone Age! There are many scenarios [with] the robot technologies: Humans no longer need to walk; machines can produce products and food and everything. You might not be able to recognize what’s false and what is real.” ~ Hiroshi Sugimoto
  24. “I have no policy for my collection. For example, there’s a bunch of meteorite [on the windowsill in my studio]. I touch it and I feel the energy from the universe. I have a 1/1,000th of a fragment of stone-age tools and pottery and debris. I can learn many things from my collection. Actually, the 1,000 Buddha, I wanted to buy it, but it’s a National Treasure, so I couldn’t. If you cannot buy it, just photograph it!” ~ Hiroshi Sugimoto
  25. “We exist in a bizarre combination of Stone Age emotions, medieval beliefs, and god-like technology.” ~ E. O. Wilson

  26. “It’s a simplification to say that the men [during Stone Age] went to war to maintain their dominance over the women. The men would help dig agricultural ditches because they were superb farmers. That was very heavy lifting work. But then they just preened themselves, and put bird-of-paradise plumes [in their hair], and smoked dope.” ~ Peter Matthiessen
  27. “My favorite place that I’ve been to that most people haven’t been to is the Golden Triangle in the northeast of Thailand, which is inhabited by people as if in the Stone Age, without any form of power, without running water, simply living in huts on stilts.” ~ Arthur Frommer
  28. “My father had osteomyelitis-his left arm was withered between his elbow and his shoulder … . But the amputation of a Stone Age man called Leaf, a stoneworker, does not relate to my father at all.” ~ Jim Crace
  29. “Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word if there is such a thing. It embodies, indeed, something better than the metaphysics of the Stone Age, namely, as was said, the inherited experience and acumen of many generations of men.” ~ J. L. Austin
  30. “Ordinary language embodies the metaphysics of the Stone Age.” ~ J. L. Austin

  31. “ISIS says they want to go back and reject modernity? Well, I think we should help them. We ought to bomb them back to the Stone Age.” ~ Ted Cruz
  32. “It is no coincidence that a rebirth of psychedelic use is occurring as we acquire the technological capability to leave the planet. The mushroom visions and the transformation of the human image precipitated by space exploration are spun together. Nothing less is happening than the emergence of a new human order. A telepathic, humane, universalist kind of human culture is emerging that will make everything that preceded it appear like the stone age.” ~ Terence McKenna
  33. “The Queens Of The Stone Age have teamed up with multimedia wizard brain Liam Lynch to make the video for ‘Burn The Witch’ , a homemade affair that’s just in time for Halloween. For the band, playing both the roles of cast and crew paid ginormous dividends, in the form of a video that cuts the heads off all contemporaries .” ~ Joshua Homme
  34. “We have wished, we eco-freaks, for a disaster or for a social change to come and bomb us into Stone Age, where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion-guilt-free at last!” ~ Stewart Brand
  35. “The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones, and the age of oil won’t end because we run out of oil.” ~ Ahmed Zaki Yamani

  36. “If you Americans aren’t from the stone age then explain to me how your president is a ****ing pterodactyl” ~ Thom Yorke
  37. “One-third to one-half of humanity are said to go to bed hungry every night. In the Old Stone Age the fraction must have been much smaller. This is the era of hunger unprecedented. Now, in the time of the greatest technical power, is starvation an institution. Reverse another venerable formula: the amount of hunger increases relatively and absolutely with the evolution of culture.” ~ Marshall Sahlins
  38. “My solution to the problem would be to tell [the North Vietnamese Communists] frankly that they’ve got to draw in their horns and stop their aggression or we’re going to bomb them into the Stone Age. And we would shove them back into the Stone Age with Air power or Naval power – not with ground forces.” ~ Curtis LeMay
  39. “The Dark Ages may return-the Stone Age may return on the gleaming wings of Science; and what might now shower immeasurable material blessings upon mankind may even bring about its total destruction. Beware! I say. Time may be short.
    Referring to the discovery of atomic energy.” ~ Winston Churchill
  40. “Stone Age. Bronze Age. Iron Age. We define entire epics of humanity by the technology they use.” ~ Reed Hastings

  41. “Gracie: You have an unusual house. Have you lived here long? Bobby Tom: A couple of years. I don’t much like it myself, but the architect is real proud of it. She calls it urban Stone Age with a Japanese Tahitian influence. I sort of just call it ugly.” ~ Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  42. “We can be hindered in our development and our personal growth by political conditions. Outer circumstances can constrain us. Only when we are free to develop our innate abilities can we live as free beings. But we are just as much determined by inner potential and outer opportunities as the Stone Age boy on the Rhine, the lion in Africa, or the apple tree in the garden.” ~ Jostein Gaarder
  43. “We can be hindered in our development and our personal growth by political conditions. Outer circumstances can constrain us. Only when we are free to develop our innate abilities can we live as free beings. But we are just as much determined by inner potential and outer opportunities as the Stone Age boy on the Rhine, the lion in Africa, or the apple tree in the garden.” ~ Jostein Gaarder
  44. “The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.” ~ Robert Morgan
  45. “Back in the old days we used to smoke J’s and got so blazed we called it the stone age” ~ Illmaculate

  46. “The frying pan you should give to your enemy. Food should not be prepared in fat. Our bodies are adapted to a stone-age diet of roots and vegetables.” ~ Denis Parsons Burkitt
  47. “And I repeat: if there is anything that can divert the land of my birth from its current stampede into the Stone Age, it is the widespread dissemination of the thoughts and perceptions that Robert Heinlein has been selling as entertainment since 1939.” ~ Spider Robinson
  48. “But for the silly chaps, we would still be living in the Stone Age.” ~ Christopher Cockerell
  49. “”Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age” was quite a favorite headline for some wobbly liberals. The slogan does all the work. But an instant’s thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed OUT of the Stone Age.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  50. “I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.” ~ Joseph Barbera

  51. “The rhinoceros stood … about five hundred yards away … not a twentieth-century animal at all, but an odd, grim straggler from the Stone Age.” ~ Winston Churchill
  52. “My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they’ve got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we’re going to bomb them into the stone age.” ~ Curtis LeMay
  53. “That has been the great achievement of our age: to so thoroughly flood the planet with megabits that every image and fact has become a digitized disembodied nothingness. With magnificent determination, our species has advanced from Stone Age to Industrial Revolution to Digital Emptiness. We’ve become weightless, in the bad sense of the word.” ~ Alan Lightman
  54. “We have had the stone age; we have had the iron age, and now we have the sky age, and the sky telegraph, and sky men, and sky cities. Mountains of stone are built out of men’s visions. Towers and skyscrapers swing up out of their wills and up out of their hearts.” ~ Gerald Stanley Lee
  55. “We’ve had the Iron Age, the Stone Age, this is the pissin’ about age.” ~ Karl Pilkington

  56. “For the first time since I began acting, I feel that I’ve found my place in the world, that there’s something out of my own culture which i can express and perhaps help others preserve..i have found out now that the African natives had a definite culture a long way beyond the culture of the Stone age…an integrated thing, which is still unspoiled by western influences…I think the Americans will be amazed to find how many of the modern dance steps are relics of African heritage.” ~ Paul Robeson
  57. “We may be living in the twentieth century, in resplendent sophistication. But deep down, most of us find ourselves still in the Stone Age of superstition.” ~ Helen Hayes
  58. “I don’t think I’m wrong when I say that the most beautiful objects of the “stone age” were made of skin, fabric, and especially wood. The “stone age” ought to be called the “wood age.” How many African statues are made of stone, bone, or ivory? Maybe one in a thousand! And prehistoric man had no more ivory at his disposal than African tribes. Maybe even less. He must have had thousands of wooden fetishes, all gone now.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  59. “The more I have learned about wine … the more I have realized that it weaves in with human history from its very beginning as few if any, other products do. Textiles, pottery, bread … there are other objects of daily use that we can also trace back to the Stone Age. Yet wine alone is charged with sacramental meaning, with healing powers; indeed with a life of its own.” ~ Hugh S. Johnson

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