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.
If the individual is to be happy in the contemporary order, he must be open-minded with respect to new values and new arrangements.
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.
Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No.
Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button.
What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded upon the spirituality of work.
But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore
You know, I listen to contemporary music all the time
Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges.
Contemporary thinkers would say that man is continuously transcending himself.
One cannot set out to make a work that's spiritual. What is a contemporary iconography for the spiritual? Is it some fuzzy space?
However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting and a novel with a contemporary setting, as far as I'm concerned.
The '90s are really the 'Sex and the City' woman, and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman is the 'Lipstick Jungle' woman.
The engine of ancient society was religion but the engine of contemporary society, as I see it, is advertising.
Marks of Identity is, among other things, the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary intellectual with respect to his own country.
I am a classical music lover - not necessarily the contemporary stuff, but the old stuff.
But these days, I get a lot more attention and airplay from the Adult Contemporary and country radio stations, and I feel comfortable saying I'm a part of that.
If privacy ends where hypocrisy begins, Kitty Kelley's steamy expose is a contribution to contemporary history.
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