Twentieth Century Quotes

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century. Marshall McLuhan

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time. Margaret Mead

In the twentieth century, death terrifies men less than the absence of real life. Raoul Vaneigem

This filthy twentieth century. I hate its guts. A L Rowse

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 horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation. Norman Mailer

The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude. Albert Camus

It is the mission of the twentieth century to elucidate the irrational. Maurice Merleau-Ponty

One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we’ve developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything. Malcolm Muggeridge

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. Alexander Solzhenitsyn

In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead. Erich Fromm