The 60s Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 The 60s Quotes

#1. When I was 17 I got a guitar for my birthday and started discovering Bob Dylan and James Taylor and the whole '60s thing, and that made me want to make songs, to go beyond just playing an instrument. I needed to write I guess. - Author: Jason Reeves
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#2. I love things that have a vintage feel to them, just because there's a certain texture to them that we just don't have anymore. In fact I think I've been stuck in the 50s or 60s for a while. - Author: Amber Heard
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#3. I started out by myself, but it eventually turned into a trio by the mid-'60s - a conga drum and another guitarist. And that's been mostly what I've worked with most of the time. - Author: Richie Havens
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#4. It's very lonely being a prominent black intellectual at an institution where you're the only prominent black intellectual. That was the model that was followed in the late 60s when black studies started. You'd get one here and one there and one here, like Johnny Appleseed. - Author: Henry Louis Gates
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#5. The climate in the '50s and '60s for black performers or black people in the entertainment business was atrocious. It was atrocious. - Author: Quincy Jones
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#6. Medicare, getting through that in the '60s, after Kennedy's assassination, where there was such an emotional desire to do something to carry on his agenda. - Author: Chris Matthews
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#7. There's a big difference, as I'm sure you know, it's a slightly manneristic one, between people of the '60s and people of '68. Being a soixante-huitard - it's so nice to have a French word for it - is very different from just having happened to been a baby boomer in the '60s. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#8. Back in the '60s, there was a car sticker that read, 'Forget Oxfam, Feed Twiggy,' but I ate like a horse. - Author: Twiggy
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#9. I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan. - Author: Al Sharpton
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#10. There is certainly greatness in the '60s generation. They changed our attitudes about race in America, which was long overdue. They didn't just stand up and salute when told to go to war. Women finally began to realize a more equal place in our society. - Author: Tom Brokaw
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#11. I grew up in the '60s, which was a creative time, so it wasn't that big of a stretch to go from a baseball bat to a guitar to a film camera. - Author: Abel Ferrara
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#12. Men are able to sustain a career into their 50s and 60s and still present themselves as sex symbols. With women, on the other hand, people say, 'Why doesn't she retire?' - Author: Tracy Chapman
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#13. People get so tired of the '60s. - Author: David Chase
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#14. Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that. - Author: Robert Adamson
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#15. My father was this huge, influential intellectual in the '60s and '70s. He was one of the main players in the cultural discussion in Sweden, the editor of papers. - Author: David Lagercrantz
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#16. The-one of the odd things that's going on with smoking these days is that in the '90s, smoking at movies in the '90s, there were more movies showing smoking than there were in the '60s. - Author: Joe Eszterhas
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#17. When I was a student in the '60s, I dreamt of making a house 7 feet by 7 feet, as a dream of freedom, of self-moderation. - Author: Renzo Piano
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#18. When I grew up in the '60s, we were actually dominated by this, you know, sort of conforming '50s culture, even though we were like trying to express our own culture, like, the dominant culture was the thing that was forming us. And I think that that's true today. - Author: Gus Van Sant
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#19. 'The Simpsons' from the very beginning was based on our memories of brash '60s sitcoms - you had a main title theme that was bombastic and grabbed your attention - and when you look at TV shows of the 1970s and '80s, things got very mild and toned down and ... obsequious. - Author: Matt Groening
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#20. I always lamented that I wasn't a writer during the late '60s and the early '70s, with the New Journalism and Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson and all those people. - Author: Meghan Daum
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#21. I came at age in the '60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time - the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy's campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed. - Author: David Talbot
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#22. I would say that we have not completely cracked the code of the '60s. We are still finding our way through that time. - Author: Tom Brokaw
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#23. You couldn't have fed the '50s into a computer and come out with the '60s. - Author: Paul Kantner
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#24. I like Italian movies. I was frequently there in the '60s, in Rome and the vicinity. It was a great period in life. I was very influenced by their stuff. - Author: Clint Eastwood
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#25. We believed that there's no such thing as good art or bad art. Art is art. If it's bad, it's something else. It was a much, much harder line in the '50s and '60s than it is now, because the idea of art education didn't exist - they didn't have a fine arts program when I was a kid. - Author: Billy Al Bengston
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#26. When they were making black films in the '60s and the '70s, everyone knew their place, if you get my drift. You understand? Everyone knew the rules, and everyone knew their place. Everyone knew what to say. They had the written rules in Hollywood film, and the unwritten rules. - Author: Paul Mooney
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#27. I've been collecting some more high-end guitars. I have an old Martin D28 from the '60s, a beautiful, classic Martin that I know I played on 'Mariachi.' - Author: Ani DiFranco
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#28. We came from the '60s era, when we started and made so many hits. The song value from the '60s was so darn good, you've got The Beatles, The Beach Boys, all of Motown, and plenty of other people, too ... amazing records, amazing songs. - Author: Mike Love
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#29. What decisions would you make differently today if you knew you would most likely live to be 150? How would you think about your 50s or 60s? How would you evaluate your career arcs or investments or even the area in which you live? - Author: Peter Diamandis
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#30. If you were a kid in the 1950s, and you got nightmares from a story in a horror comic book, you have Al Feldstein to blame. If you were a kid in the '60s or '70s, giggling at 'MAD's prankster wit, you have Feldstein to thank. - Author: Richard Corliss
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#31. Growing up in the '60s and the '70s, things certainly seemed more simplistic and easier to digest. - Author: Sandra Bernhard
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#32. In the '60s, I thought golf was bourgeois, so I didn't play at all for 20 years. - Author: Jerry Jeff Walker
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#33. I'm enthralled by the national yearning that the Russians had during the 50s and 60s. The whole century was pretty rough for them. They suffered genocide, war, poverty, and half the population was sent to labor camps. But they were determined to get into space first. - Author: George Meyer
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#34. I didn't like the '60s because it was too important what people who had nothing to do with the war thought about it. - Author: Mark Vonnegut
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#35. I was born in the '60s and grew up in the '70s - not exactly the best decade for food in British history. It was horrendous. It was a time when, as a nation, we excelled in art and music and acting and photography and fashion - all creative skills ... all apart from cooking. - Author: Heston Blumenthal
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#36. I'm praying for 'Ice Age' 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Because I really think we can run those characters into the '60s, and I'm talking the 1960s, you know? The Civil Rights Movement. That's what I'm praying for, because then I wouldn't have to do anything else. - Author: Denis Leary
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#37. The '60s was a time of unthinkabilities. - Author: Mike Love
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#38. I would be copping out if I stayed in the myth of the '60s. - Author: Jerry Rubin
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#39. Anyone can wear glitter, even a woman in her 60s. It's all about techniques. Instead of applying glitter all over the face, you can just add a little to the inner corner of your eyes or on your brow bone, or even on your Cupid's bow. It just adds this magical element to your makeup. - Author: Michelle Phan
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#40. My ambition was to be a record producer, and I had started doing that in the late '60s with my work with the MC5 and my friend Livingston Taylor. - Author: Jon Landau
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#41. My crystal ball or intuition tells me that in the '80s the impact of RIA [radioimmunoassay] on the study of infectious diseases may prove as revolutionary as its impact on endocrinology in the 60s. - Author: Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
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#42. Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s. - Author: Annette Funicello
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#43. The '60s were a time of great change in American music. - Author: Alexandra Patsavas
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#44. In their matching candy-stripe shirts, the Beach Boys were America's biggest band of the early '60s, transmitting utopian bulletins of summer without end to a cold and overcast nation. - Author: Steve Erickson
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#45. The Beach Boys have always been a part of the '60s spectrum, with The Beatles and that kind of thing. They were a part of the music business like everyone else. And they did quite well as a singing group, and I finished a lot of good records, and I'm very proud of them. - Author: Brian Wilson
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#46. On our show, I must tell you, it was ... the 60s was a period of time when everything was free love. People made love to each other. It was a very open life, you know? - Author: Burt Ward
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#47. For me, God is in my life. I don't hide from that ... I think the search has been on since the '60s. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#48. In the '50s and '60s, a family's first child went into the priesthood, the second went into the military, and the third child was an idiot and wound up in advertising. - Author: Jerry Della Femina
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#49. In the mid- to late '60s to the mid-'70s, when I was a student, there was a major change in the thinking about what art can be and how art is made. - Author: Bill Viola
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#50. I've got personal views on the '60s. You can't have freedom without paying the price for it. - Author: James Lovelock
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#51. I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories. - Author: Connie Stevens
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#52. Being a father at a later age is different from when I had my other two daughters when I was in my 20s and 30s. If you're in your 60s and you're with the kid every day, you're dealing with the mind of a child, so it opens up that childishness in you again. - Author: Martin Scorsese
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#53. There was a best-selling book in the late '60s and '70s called 'The Adventurers' by Harold Robbins. The lead character's name was Dax. Anyone that's roughly my age that's named Dax is named from that book. - Author: Dax Shepard
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#54. It feels like I'm an actor in an Italian movie from the '60s, saying the placeholder lines into the camera, waiting for the real ones that come later. - Author: Lauren Graham
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#55. I am a product of the "Hippie" theater movement of the '60s. - Author: Grace Cavalieri
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#56. My cinema - the '50s, '60s - is different from the cinema today so I thought that it would not be bad to show that kind of cinema where we could dream. - Author: Gina Lollobrigida
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#57. My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr. King in the '60s, and he's very much for women's rights. - Author: Tori Amos
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#58. I like the idea of defying the convention of what it is to be in your 40s, or 50s, or 60s. - Author: Anthony Kiedis
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#59. When I was a kid, for me, the '60s seemed so far away. But I was actually born in the late '60s. - Author: Lisa Loeb
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#60. If anyone had told me in the '60s that 20 years later we'd still be talking about whether pot was worse than this or that, I'd have said, Oh, come off it, boys. - Author: Paul McCartney
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#61. Well, probably the best way to put it might be that at some time, not just in an instant, but over some period of time I became aware of the fact that I wanted to document examples like Kroger or Piggly Wiggly in the late '50s, early '60s. - Author: William Eggleston
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#62. 'Mary Poppins,' the movie, was an object of mockery if you were a student in the '60s, something to be laughed at. - Author: Richard Eyre
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#63. Back in the '50s and '60s, most politicians were concerned about not talking about faith, partly because there were consequences you had to deal with - (for instance) Catholicism had been made an issue. - Author: Barack Obama
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#64. I would not call myself a veteran conspiracy theorist. Or an obsessed one. I pretty much peaked on the whole conspiracy theory thing in the '60s, with the grassy knoll, who really killed JFK, and who ordered the hit on Lee Harvey Oswald. - Author: Patti Davis
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#65. There's a certain urgency that comes from the records of the early 60s before overdubbing and multitracking came into play. - Author: Justin Townes Earle
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#66. We now know how things were in the '60s and how things have changed, but I don't think we appreciate how much things have changed. - Author: Karine Vanasse
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#67. People talk about the '60s, but they were merely a mass production of what the '50s had begun. - Author: Peter O'Toole
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#68. The video for 'Whatever' is kind of a documentary in a way. It's showing that love can last. Not just in your early 20s or your late 30s, but in your 50s, 60s and 70s. There's an awful myth out there that when you get married, love and lovemaking fade. It's not true. - Author: Jill Scott
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#69. I have had the occasion to meet child actors from the '60s and '70s at various functions, and everyone's gone on to various different lives - they're real-estate agents or surfers. - Author: Mike Lookinland
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#70. There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s, and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s. Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant. - Author: Paul Kantner
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#71. I don't think '90s music was as significant as '60s music in terms of changing the world, but it was significant, and I think it was similarly disillusioning when you realize the mainstream just - Author: Billy Corgan
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#72. There was a sea of change in comedy in the late 1950s and '60s. We were dealing with vignettes as opposed to jokes. We were more socially aware. - Author: Bob Newhart
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#73. I don't know why people keep banging on about the '60s. I came from a conventional family and I didn't go off with different people - I rather wish I had now, seeing all the fun everyone else was having. - Author: Jane Birkin
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#74. I'm really fascinated by lingos and colloquialisms that are outmoded and have gone by the wayside. I love the way people spoke in the '30s, and the amazing slang of the mid-'60s and '70s. - Author: Beck
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#75. People say Altamont was the 'end of the '60s.' It was unfortunate, but at the time we didn't think of it as signaling anything. The fact that nobody got killed at Woodstock is amazing because that was half a million people. We only had 300,000 at Altamont. - Author: Grace Slick
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#76. The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me. - Author: Bruce Cockburn
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#77. The Haight is just a place; the '60s was a spirit. - Author: Ken Kesey
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#78. The greatest thing about doing this movie was that Chris and I both were involved in folk music in the '60s. I had a group, but I don't think it was at the same level as Chris, because he's an amazing musician. - Author: Eugene Levy
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#79. I don't have to really be in the 60s. Every time I hail a cab in New York, and they pass me by and pick up the white person, then I get a dose of it. Or when they don't want to take you to Harlem. I grew up with that. - Author: Queen Latifah
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#80. The '60s had edge; the '70s had embroidery. - Author: Gina Barreca
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#81. The main stuff I like is from the late '60s to the early '90s. That's the stuff I love. It's the James Cameron's and the Paul Verhoven stuff. I guess when I was younger, 'Star Wars' had an influence. - Author: Neill Blomkamp
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#82. When I came back to California in the early '60s I was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen, Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer and work with other artists. - Author: Johnny Rivers
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#83. We had the 60s sexual revolution, and now people are dying of AIDS. - Author: Christine O'Donnell
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#84. I wish people didn't just think of me in the '60s. I'm not any era. - Author: Marianne Faithfull
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#85. I've always been interested in space and the idea of exploration in that area since I was a child growing up through the '60s. - Author: Sarah Brightman
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#86. I had always been interested in politics. I had assumed, for a variety of - well, for two reasons, being Jewish and being gay back in the late '50s, early '60s - that I would never be elected or anything, but I would participate as an activist. - Author: Barney Frank
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#87. This is the conundrum of the present regimes in the Arab world. They still want to control youth; they want to be in control as they did in the 1950s and '60s. But that doesn't work anymore. Now with just a Wi-Fi link, you can understand what's happening in the world. - Author: Bassem Youssef
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#88. At the end of the '60s, I was trying to enter the world of comics. - Author: Sergio Aragones
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#89. It's fun conjuring what people will be wearing in the future. We exist in this world today, and yet there are people walking around who still look like they're in the '60s. - Author: Colleen Atwood
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#90. The '60s are presented to kids today as a commodity. - Author: Bernadine Dohrn
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#91. There's no single movement out there. It's not like in the '60s, when Revolver came out and that's just it for the next year. - Author: Sean Lennon
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#92. Think back to the early rock n' roll records, and the average record length in the '50s - and well into the '60s - was two and a half minutes. It's very hard to put that much songwriting into two and a half minutes. - Author: J. D. Souther
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#93. In the 50s and 60s, kids were taught how to shake hands. They were taught how to have manners. There needs to be a lot more of that kind of stuff because the autistic mind doesn't pick up social things and subtle cues. - Author: Temple Grandin
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#94. I'm a purist, and I love the sport. I loved the '60s and '70s, when the fans even enjoyed the races where only four cars finished, and they were two laps apart. - Author: Jacques Villeneuve
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#95. I am, as it happens, a baby boomer, but not one who feels any broad-gauge nostalgia for the '60s and '70s. My attitude resembles that of my parents, who were born in the '20s and lived through the Great Depression and World War II. - Author: Terry Teachout
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#96. I would love to have played in the '60s. Now that would have been fun. - Author: Peyton Manning
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#97. The coming cooling of the planet overall will return it to where it was in the '60s, '70s, and '80s. - Author: Joe Bastardi
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#98. My dad had a commercial film company, so he had a videotape player before anyone. So he got Mel Brooks movies or Citizen Kane or some classic old movies. And every summer the revival house in Evanston would show the great films from the '50s and '60s and '70s. - Author: John Cusack
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#99. I've always been drawn to the American style in the late '50s and '60s. - Author: Thom Browne
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#100. They use all of the music that I did in the '50s, '60s and the '70s behind people like Tupac and LL Cool J. I'm into all that stuff. - Author: Donald Byrd
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