Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I've studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best.
The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind.
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.
This young century will be liberty's century.
I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the twentieth century that have made giant strides in reverse.
As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men, just as it was also in all later democracies and republics until the twentieth century.
Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
Reality in our century is not something to be faced.
I won't mention the word tired. This is the 20th century and I can go around a little faster.
Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.
If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch.
After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
The great paradox of the 21st century is that, in this age of powerful technology, the biggest problems we face internationally are problems of the human soul.
More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless bureaucrats than tyrant dictators.
Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century.
I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.
As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we experience in everyday life. But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience. So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th- or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore.
When I left 20th Century-Fox to freelance, my agent believed that getting big money was the way to establish real importance in our industry.
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopt.
Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth.
Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief.
Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America.
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