Lost Generation Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 61 Quotes About Lost Generation

#1. Each generation searches their memories for time lost, feels the urgent exigencies of the present, and worries about the uncertainty of the future. Akin to preceding generations, how we live, the choices we make for surviving and loving, is our story. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#2. John Clellon Holmes ... and I were sitting around trying to think up the meaning of the Lost Generation and the subsequent existentialism and I said 'You know John, this is really a beat generation'; and he leapt up and said, 'That's it, that's right!' - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#3. Oral tradition is practised in most African cultures: ideals, family histories and legacies are handed down from one generation to the other physically or verbally. However, this system is flawed in the sense that a lot of African innovation, experience and culture have been lost, undocumented. - Author: Nana Awere Damoah
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#4. After 1929, so many people had been traumatized by the stock market crash that there was a lost generation. - Author: Ron Chernow
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#5. I know what you're doing, though."
"I'm glad somebody knows what I'm about, because I seem to have lost my own grasp of it entirely. - Author: Grace Burrowes
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#6. I don't consider this younger generation to be lost, quite the opposite, they must continue. It is up to them. The old political system no longer functions. - Author: Enki Bilal
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#7. Space fascinated me because I'm from the generation that saw Neil Armstrong walk on the moon live on TV. I was 7 at the time. Also, 'Lost in Space' was one of my favorite shows on TV back then. - Author: Alfonso Cuaron
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#8. Let us become the first generation to decide to be the last that sees empty classrooms, lost childhoods and wasted potential - Author: Malala Yousafzai
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#9. The digitally native generation has no idea what has been lost to the freedom of intimacy that has no fear of being recorded. - Author: Tina Brown
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#10. Gertrude Stein did us the most harm when she said, 'You're all a lost generation.' That got around to certain people and we all said, 'Whee! We're lost. - Author: Dorothy Parker
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#11. The flavors of the peach and the apricot are not lost from generation to generation. Neither are they transmitted by book learning. - Author: Ezra Pound
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#12. It's a difficult thing to offer leadership to a people who have lost control over their future. But offer it I must. And when I look around me and see the dignity displayed by our last generation, see their elegance and their grace, it fills me with pride even as it tears at my heart. - Author: Stephen Lloyd Jones
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#13. We are a lost generation, desperately clinging to anything that feels real, but too afraid to become it ourselves. - Author: Anonymous
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#14. So, yeah, I mean, there is something universal about that feeling - that 20-something, what the hell am I going to do with my life, I'm lost and my parents are freaking me out, and what's the point? Every generation has a way of making that unique, but there are certain universals of that feeling. - Author: Zach Braff
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#15. For with but one generation, History and truth are lost forever. - Author: Mary E. Pearson
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#16. Failure has its successes. - Author: Brian Howard
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#17. Where else? I belong to a lost generation and am comfortable only in the company of others who are lost and lonely. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#18. Some guy on the radio called us the "lost generation" the other day. I wanted to find a payphone and a few quarters and tell that fool that we aren't lost at all.

We're exactly where they put us. - Author: Alexandra Bracken
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#19. The previous generation, such as Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain, lost to Australia on many occasions. - Author: Andrew Strauss
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#20. In those days we did not trust anyone who had not been in the war, but we did not
completely trust anyone. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#21. Perhaps every generation thinks of itself as a lost generation and perhaps every generation is right. - Author: Erica Jong
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#22. It's an actual book-book. Something I thought was lost on this generation of internet fiends. - Author: Colleen Hoover
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#23. That is what you are. That's what you all are ... all of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation. - Author: Gertrude Stein
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#24. Say a prayer for the lost generation, who spin the wheel out of desperation. - Author: Robbie Robertson
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#25. A neat little apartment with a neat little bourgeois life. A neat little security on the edge of the abyss. Do you really see that? - Author: Erich Maria Remarque
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#26. Not everyone's life is like a house that belongs to him and that he can go on decorating ever more richly with the furniture of his memory. Some people live in hotels, in many hotels. The years close behind them like hotel doors - and the only thing that remains is a little courage and no regrets. - Author: Erich Maria Remarque
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#27. What are you doing now, you lazy drunken obscene unsayable son of an unnameable unmarried gipsy obscenity? What are you doing? - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#28. Word that is not actively used by one generation will not be heard by the next generation and will then be lost forever. - Author: Guy Deutscher
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#29. There we were all in one place, a generation lost in space. - Author: Don McLean
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#30. This generation a Shifter will arise, Hidden amongst the lost and lies. A great many will see The life that could be. The universe will shake; The greatest among us will quake. The towers will fall. The ruled will rule all. - Author: Douglas Pershing
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#31. ...unlike the Lost Generation, which was occupied with the loss of faith, the Beat Generation is becoming more and more occupied with the need for it. - Author: John Clellon Holmes
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#32. What I tell these young people is, the world is not as dangerous as the older generation would like you to believe. Anyone I know who has ever taken a risk and lost a job has ended up getting a better one two years later. - Author: Jonathan Kozol
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#33. I belong to a generation - assuming that this generation includes others besides me - that lost its faith in the gods of the old religions as well as in the gods of modern nonreligions. I reject Jehova as I reject humanity. - Author: Fernando Pessoa
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#34. I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope. - Author: Alanis Morissette
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#35. You are all a lost generation. - Author: Gertrude Stein
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#36. Then we change our possy and lie down again to play cards. We know how to do that: to play cards, to swear, and to fight. Not much for twenty years;
and yet too much for twenty years. - Author: Erich Maria Remarque
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#37. The culture of good place-making, like the culture of farming, or agriculture, is a body of knowledge and acquired skills. It is not bred in the bone, and if it is not transmitted from one generation to the next, it is lost. - Author: James Howard Kunstler
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#38. People say the 'Lost Generation' in a romantic sense, but I think it was tragic. They were really lost. - Author: Corey Stoll
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#39. Our generation is lost to the truth of God, to the reality of divine revelation, to the content of God's will, to the power of His redemption, and to the authority of His Word. For this loss it is paying dearly in a swift relapse into paganism. - Author: Carl F. H. Henry
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#40. Food became for me a way of becoming self-sufficient with my hands, to regain manual literacy, which I think has been lost on our generation and certainly younger generations. Very few people can actually make things with their hands and do things with their hands. - Author: Timothy Ferriss
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#41. Britain still has the most reliably beautiful countryside of anywhere in the world. I would hate to be part of the generation that allowed that to be lost. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#42. When I started making music, we'd lost a lot of our great people. Rock was moving in a direction I didn't like. Rock was my generation's revolutionary, sexual, poetic, and political voice, but it had become corporatized. It was going into stadiums. It was so far removed from its basic roots. - Author: Patti Smith
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#43. Ours is a lost generation, it may be, but it is more blameless than those earlier generations. - Author: Franz Kafka
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#44. We are homeless enough in this world under the best of circumstances without going to any special effort to test our capacity to be more so. - Author: Harold Edmund Stearns
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#45. You are all a lost generation, Gertrude Stein said to Hemingway. We weren't lost. We knew where we were, all right, but we wouldn't go home. Ours was the generation that stayed up all night. - Author: James Thurber
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#46. What has gone catastrophically wrong in England and the States is that for 30 years we've lost the ability to talk about the state in positive terms. We've raised a generation or two of young people who don't think to ask, 'What can the state do that is good?' - Author: Tony Judt
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#47. So I simply don't buy the concept of "Generation X" as the "lost generation." I see too many good kids out there, kids who are ready and willing to do the right thing, just as Jack was. Their distractions are greater, though. There's no more simple life with simple choices for the young. - Author: Johnny Cash
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#48. Money is both the generation and corruption of purchased honor; honor is both the child and slave of potent money: the credit which honor hath lost, money hath found. When honor grew mercenary, money grew honorable. The way to be truly noble is to contemn both. - Author: Francis Quarles
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#49. I think my generation is a lost generation in a way. - Author: Nico Muhly
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#50. Our morality system has become a mechanical device for protecting us against ourselves; it is the handiwork of terror. - Author: Harold Edmund Stearns
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#51. I think it's good that [my granddaughter] here because I lost my parents and now it's great that there's a new generation. And she's taught me new things that I've forgotten. Like, when you're on holiday and see what it's like to see a shell or go into the water for the first time. - Author: Carine Roitfeld
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#52. Episode 5: Meanwhile, they'd all lost touch, because they didn't have Facebook and phones were expensive or whatever. (You do have to feel sorry for the older generation. I mean, all this "pay phones" and "telegrams" and "airmail." How did they cope?) - Author: Sophie Kinsella
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#53. We are, now, just as valuable, intelligent, and real as Eliot or any of his contemporaries. Our ideas and experiences are just as sound and true. Our passion to save our world from what we see it becoming is just as authentic. We are always the Lost Generation, but with different accoutrements. - Author: Nate Ragolia
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#54. Every tradition grows continually more venerable, and the more remote its origins, the more this is lost sight of. The veneration paid the tradition accumulates from generation to generation, until it at last becomes holy and excites awe. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#55. Ebola is not just a health crisis. Across West Africa, a generation of young people risks being lost to an economic catastrophe, - Author: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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#56. You are all a lost generation. [with credit to Gertrude Stein] - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#57. The trouble with the lost generation is that it didn't get lost enough. - Author: James Thurber
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#58. Having recorded his first album, 'Tapestry,' in 1969, in Berkeley, California, during the student riots, McLean, a native New Yorker, became a kind of weather vane for what he called the 'generation lost in space.' - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#59. All of my peers died of AIDS, and I have no one to celebrate my past or my journey, or to help me pass down stories to the next generation. We lost an entire generation of storytellers with HIV. - Author: David Mixner
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#60. My
gad," one of them, warrant officer pilot, captain and M. C. in turn said to me once; "if
you can treat a crate that way, why do you want to fly at all? - Author: William Faulkner
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#61. Let it not be said by a future, forlorn generation that we wasted and lost our great potential because our despair was so deep we didn't even try, or because each of us thought someone else was worrying about our problems. - Author: Ralph Nader
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