Quotes About Modern Life

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Thuday, 09/11/2017 11:11

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“We are a culture that relies on technology over community, a society in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear of God is almost unheard of. We are slow to listen, quick to speak, and quick to become angry.” 

― Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God


“When you don't know where you're going, you drive on the highway.” 

― Roger Hedden, Bodies, Rest and Motion.


“The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free” 

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb


“Now, 75 years [after To Kill a Mockingbird], in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books.

[Open Letter, O Magazine, July 2006]” 

― Harper Lee


“Before this generation lose the wisdom, one advice - read books.” 

― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words


“As a confirmed melancholic, I can testify that the best and maybe only antidote for melancholia is action. However, like most melancholics, I suffer also from sloth.” 

― Edward Abbey


“This is the Modern Man, who cannot save himself but wants to save the world.

He is the Wise who knows not.

And his footsteps on the road click tic-tac, tic-tac” 

― Cristiane Serruya, The Modern Man: A philosophical divagation about the evil banality of daily acts


“Apollinaire said a poet should be 'of his time.' I say objects of the Digital Age belong in newspapers, not literature. When I read a novel, I don’t want credit cards; I want cash in ducats and gold doubloons.” 

― Roman Payne


“the costume of the nineteenth century is detestable. It is so sombre, so depressing. Sin is the only real colour-element left in modern life.” 

― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


“There is a danger of developing a blanket distaste for modern life which could have its attractions but lack the all-important images to help us identify them.” 

― Alain de Botton, How Proust Can Change Your Life


“People with Books. What, in 2007, could be more incongruous than that? It makes me want to laugh."


― Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road


“We have become a nation of thoughtless rushers, intent on doing before thinking, and hoping what we do magically works out. If it doesn’t, we rush to do something else, something also not well thought-out, and then hope for more magic.” 

― Len Holman


“In any case, it seems to me that all over the world people nowadays prefer to judge rather than to understand, to answer rather than to ask, so that the voice of the novel can hardly be heard over the noisy foolishness of human certainties.” 

― Milan Kundera


“I’m twenty-four, a first grade teacher, have a Yorkie named Pedro, a goldfish named Fish, have never had sex, or a serious boyfriend, and I’m the town lesbian who pukes when she sees a pussy. Nothing really to be jealous of at all.” 

― H.J. Bellus, The Big O


“Not only have people stopped trying to be attractive when they are out among other people, but they are no longer even trying not to look ugly!” 

― Milan Kundera, Immortality


“Modern civilisation does not generate an ethical framework for human life.” 

― Simon du Plock, The Needs of Counsellors and Psychotherapists: Emotional, Social, Physical, Professional


“Animal are more modern because they don't wear anything...!!!” 

― M.Rehan Behleem

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