One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.
I've never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater, or the contemporary theater, or musical theater, or the thing that we call opera.
I made records in the past that are as traditional as any other country records that have been made, but at the same time the records have a contemporary slant on it too.
Contemporary literature in the West has shown some signs of ethical change.
If the individual is to be happy in the contemporary order, he must be open-minded with respect to new values and new arrangements.
In this tour around the world I was not interested in contemporary buildings because I had seen contemporary buildings actually until they came out of my ears in a sense.
The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal.
Experience has taught me that the shallowest of communist platitudes contains more of a hierarchy of meaning than contemporary bourgeois profundity.
Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema, the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.
Contemporary Britain seems an endlessly fascinating place to me - but if I knew a little bit more about other places, and other times, maybe it wouldn't.
But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events.
The most striking development of the great depression of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary society among large sections of the American people.
The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary, pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends.
One of the great currents in the contemporary experience of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author.
A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.
Jews and homosexuals are the outstanding creative minorities in contemporary urban culture. Creative, that is, in the truest sense: they are creators of sensibilities. The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony.
A great deal of contemporary criticism reads to me like a man saying, 'Of course I do not like green cheese. I am very fond of brown sherry.
I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.
Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression.
Mother's interest in contemporary American artists emerged during the 1920s.
Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S.
It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending.
I don't worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago. Human beings are all alike.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends