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My Generation Quotes

We’ve collected the best My Generation Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Roy Clark, Mary Beard, Aloe Blacc, Michaela Coel. Use them as an inspiration.

My generation was the turning point. Women older than us didn’t expect to have jobs or careers; those younger did. But we were where it was changingwhich is interesting but uncomfortable.
We weren’t selling anything. We were just having a good time. And that feeling – there are people who say, ‘I wish my kids, I wish my generation, had a chance to see it.’
I do not think that the lives of women of my generation, as a class, were blighted by the way the power differentials between men and women operated. We wanted to change those power differentials; we also had a good time.
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
My generation of black British people often feels part American because of what we learned from TV.
Vietnam was the defining event for my generation. It spilled over into all facets of American life – into music, into the pulpits, in churches of our country. It spilled over into the city streets, police forces. And even if you were born late in the generation, Vietnam was still part of your childhood.
Everybody wants to act like I ain’t a big deal when I am. I’m one of the most successful, relevant and influential rappers of my generation.
My generation is so intelligent.
In my generation, except for a few people who’d gone into banking or nursing or something like that, middle-class women didn’t have careers. You were to marry and have children and be a nice mother. You didn’t go out and do anything. I found that I got restless.
I think a lot of people who become music fans have that moment where they break from their parents‘ music, they break from the radio and MTV – at least in my generation, they did, and MTV isn’t really a thing anymore. And you discover something that defines you, that is outside of the mainstream.
I experienced Nazism as a child. Like many of my generation, I was motivated by the desire to prevent another war at any price.
Everybody aspires to an affordable home, a secure job, better living standards, reliable healthcare and a decent pension. My generation took those things for granted, and so should future generations.
My generation has a hard time being genuine and enthusiastic. There’s a lot of irony in our culture.
My generation, with Vlade Divac, Drazen Petrovic, Arvydas Sabonis, that was the first wave of European players that kind of opened the door for the world.
The past is always recycled. I’m just taking what the people I looked up to did and translating it for my generation.
A lot of people in my generation don’t seem to get that you have to work your way up. I don’t care if filing invoices is beneath you. If you don’t do it, who do you think is going to? Your boss? Nope. That’s why she hired you.
No, I don’t think my generation got into this dinosaur thing.
Most of the good people of my generation… had offers to become editors, but the thought of going inside was just absolutely horrifying.
A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare, for my Mom’s generation, for my generation, and for my kids and yours.
I was one of the ones in my generation who actually did connect with ‘The Wiz,’ even though it was not on Broadway or the movie wasn’t big anymore by the time I was of age to notice. But I was into it in middle school.
A lot of people in my generation, we use hip-hop as a tool to compose.
Jose James
I think my generation is defining themselves as Canadian artists.
But look, I was born in 1956, the peak year for births in US history. I think I’m very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and, by and large, people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time.
I was raised in a time where children were still seen and not heard basically, so I think a lot of us in my generation went the other way and just tried to be as much more liberal and open and we’re still paying for it.
I’m from New Orleans, which is all about direct engagement out in the street with all the parades and Mardi Gras Indians and jazz funerals. I’m trying to take that and put it into my generation, a group that doesn’t have enough joy and celebration in their lives.
I love dancing in general and making girls dance. My generation doesn’t do it enough.
I cannot believe that my generation may very well have been the last one to have sex education in schools that was truly the complete and total package. I mean what are we doing? Are we in the future, but acting like it’s The Dark Ages?
Sheryl Lee Ralph
If I could work with Eddie Murphy on ‘SNL,’ I think I could quit comedy forever. For me and my generation, he’s God.
Anyone of my generation who tells you he hasn’t ‘done Brando‘ is lying.
My generation of women was the last for whom marriage and a family were the goal.
I think Bill Finn’s one of the geniuses of theatre, and James Lapine’s one of the diamonds of my generation. The two together are a joy!
My generation is under-entertained.
My generation, we’re so smart and opinionated, and we know the world we want to live in; we know the future we want. We’re such a liberal, forward-thinking generation that’s been held back by an older generation that doesn’t understand it, doesn’t want the world to progress quickly because of old ideologies.
Obama has acted aggressively on the issue most important to my generation: climate change.
Those of my generation who grew up in the midst of the Cold War had a very, very strong awareness and very much were sort of influenced by the demonization of the Soviet Union, whether that was through the Cuban Missile Crisis or duck-and-cover, or any of those things that so affected us then.
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.
Webern was a kind of ‘Kamchatka of music,’ an unknown country of music. That’s true; for me and people of my generation, he was a radical – you couldn’t be more radical than he was.
A lot of the ‘leave‘ campaign was centered around a thinly veiled xenophobia, just ‘control our own borders.’ It’s not a good look. I don’t think it represents Britain; I don’t think it represents the U.K. all too well. It breaks my heart for my generation in Britain who are going to suffer.
I adopted the assumption of many of my generation that women were intellectually inferior to men, that we were not capable of governing, leading, managing anything but our homes and our children.
When I think back to the early years of my career, I wish I would have been less tolerant of the norms of that time. Compared to today‘s generation, my generation didn’t call attention to unfair practices like equal pay and promotion tracks as often.

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