Top 131 Hundred Years Quotes

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Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years. So even if I was on the right track, I could be living in the wrong century.

I don’t know that movies are important. But I know that stories are important. Movies may disappear. They’ve only been around, for God’s sake, for the last hundred years… I think that it’s the need to tell stories, and that people need to be told stories. It’s the old sitting around the fire, you know.

In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.

I’ve begun to look at the world through apocalypse eyes. Our society, which seems so sturdily built out of concrete and custom, is just a temporary resting place, a hotel our civilization checked into a couple hundred years ago and must one day check out of.

Fifty years ago or a hundred years ago, generally, most people would buy a house the way you buy a car. When you buy a car, do you think, ‘I better buy this year rather than next year because car prices might go up?’

I hated history in school. I couldn’t understand why one has to learn, what someone did hundred years ago. Battles, speeches, forming a nation – was something that bored me.

In a few hundred years you have achieved in America what it took thousands of years to achieve in Europe.

David McCallum
My guess is that nuclear weapons will be used sometime in the next hundred years, but that their use is much more likely to be small and limited than widespread and unconstrained.

People apparently only read mystery stories of any length. With mysteries, the longer the better, and people will read any damn thing. But the indulgent, 800-page books that were written a hundred years ago are just not going to be written anymore, and people need to get used to that.

Cormac McCarthy
Racism is not first and foremost a skin problem. It is a sin problem. See, when you believe that racism is a skin problem, you can take three hundred years of slavery, court decisions, marches, and the federal government involvement and still not get it fixed right.

Historically, over the last two or three hundred years, the relationship that we’ve had with money as a society – having money, talking about money – has been a little bit of a shameful thing. Splashing money about is clearly wrong, but there’s nothing wrong about giving it back.

Arpad Busson
I’d like to jump a couple hundred years into the future and work with the scientists who are getting back the first information from our probes to planets orbiting nearby stars.

I mean, come on: At the end of the day, we’re all bisexual. A hundred years from now, there’s not gonna be gay or straight. There’s gonna be everything.

‘In many ways, I was born a hundred years too late. I often feel out of kilter with the modern world.

Two hundred years ago, bathrooms didn’t exist. The bathroom‘s development has not been a straightforward matter, and you might be surprised to learn that many Tudor people had worse personal hygiene than their medieval ancestors.

I’m going to be a vice president very much like George Bush was. He proved to be a very effective vice president, perhaps the most effective we’ve had in a couple of hundred years.

‘Great Expectations‘ was an important novel in my adolescence. It was very much one of those emblematic novels that made me wish I could write like that. It helped that my models as a writer were dead over a hundred years before I began to write.

Well, some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or so, and then you try them for a hundred years, and it turns out that they’re extremely hard to solve.

Many Mexican directors are scared to shoot in Mexico City, which is why there are many stories in Mexican cinema about little rural towns, or set a hundred years ago.

For the last 10 years, I’ve felt increasing pressure to stop shooting film and start shooting video, but I’ve never understood why. It’s cheaper to work on film, it’s far better looking, it’s the technology that’s been known and understood for a hundred years, and it’s extremely reliable.

Haven‘t two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can’t convert people to anything – whether religion, or something as inane as our flicks.

From a distance, the American political system is a remarkable success. We have accomplished the peaceful transfer of power for more than two hundred years, and that’s unmatched by any civilization in human history. Up close, our political system still has all the ugliness and bad actors that you might suspect.

Back a hundred years ago, especially around Woodrow Wilson, what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces.

The danger is in pleasing an immediate public: the immediate public that comes around you and takes you in and accepts you and gives you success and everything. Instead of that, you should wait for fifty years or a hundred years for your true public. That is the only public that interests me.

Well, American dialects have been studied for a hundred years or so.

William Labov
Our constancy, same might call it our madness, was necessary to wear down the oppressive forces of the old democracy which, in Spain, was a hundred years behind the times.

Federica Montseny
I have said with as much sincerity as I can muster that if I were thrown into a dungeon with a sentence of one hundred years, with my only company being an illiterate guard who came twice a day with meals but who never spoke, I would still write – on coarse toilet paper in the dark if I could spare it.

In a hundred years, Christianity will have mutated into something utterly unpredictable which, nevertheless, we’d recognize immediately. And same-sex marriage will be one of the fine old God-given traditions that conservatives leap to defend.

Information from destructive activities going back a hundred years right up until today is being incorporated into the system. And as that happens the underlying framework of industrialism is collapsing and causing disintegration.

For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.

Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization.

Edmond de Goncourt
A hundred years ago, concerts were far more come-what-may – people played cards, drank beer and appreciated the music. If we go some way towards restoring that spirit, I’ll be happy.

Flying, for some reason, has never been my favorite thing, but after taking some aviation classes and reading about it and learning about it… They’ve been doing this for over a hundred years, they’ve been to the moon and back; they kind of have a good system going here.

Michael Mosley
Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.

As far as I can see, the best writers in the last two hundred years have been Whitman, Rilke, Proust, Kafka. Their best works: ‘Leaves of Grass – 1855;’ ‘Duino Elegies;’ ‘The Captive & The Fugitive;’ ‘The Castle.’

A work survives its readers; after a hundred or two hundred years, it is read by new readers who impose on it new modes of reading and interpretation. The work survives because of these interpretations, which are, in fact, resurrections: without them, there would be no work.

I have no problems with remakes, and I think it’s interesting. I mean, coming from the theater, we’ve been remaking ‘Hamlet‘ for a hundred years, so it’s no problem to me at all. A good story can be told in many different ways in different places; I just think it’s interesting.

One of the greatest things about writing as a profession is that the words of Tolstoy, Chesterton and Dostoyevsky have lived for a hundred years and are just as powerful today. Their words have changed me just as much as the people I actually met.

Actors didn’t use to be celebrities. A hundred years ago, they put the theaters next to the brothels.

Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence. We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years, and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead.

I grew up in a family where no one had written a newspaper or magazine article about anybody in my family for a hundred years, right? Then, all of a sudden, we’re getting one millennium‘s worth of media attention in six months.

It took them only an instant to cut of that head, but it is unlikely that a hundred years will suffice to reproduce a singular one.

Antoine Lavoisier
The nice thing about asteroids is that once you’ve found them, and once you have a good solid orbit on them, you can predict a hundred years ahead of time whether there is a likelihood of an impact with Earth.

Measured in time of transport and communication, the whole round globe is now smaller than a small European country was a hundred years ago.

The concept of a ‘job‘ is pretty recent. If you go back a few hundred years, everyone was either a slave or a serf, or living off slave or serf labor to pursue science or philosophy or art.

It could be – and it has been argued, in my view rather plausibly, though neuroscientists don’t like it – that neuroscience for the last couple hundred years has been on the wrong track.

I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don’t know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy.

Imagine if you grew up in a place where your lineage was there for a hundred years, and part of the culture was to play music 50 percent of the time. You’d probably have a lot of musicians in your family too.

If you look at the history of technology over a couple hundred years, it’s all about time compression and making the globe smaller. It’s had positive effects, all the ones that we know. So we’re much less likely to have the kind of terrible misunderstandings that led to World War I, for example.

Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains.

Paul Whiteman
After a hundred years the son of the King then reigning, who was of another family from that of the sleeping Princess, was a-hunting on that side of the country, and he asked what those towers were which he saw in the middle of a great thick wood.

Charles Perrault
A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability.

Earl Blumenauer
In just a few hundred years, we will have to cover the entire surface of the Earth in solar cells if we want to continue to grow our energy usage.

I’m a fan boy when it comes to Michael Buble. He’s just so good at ‘it’. He’s got a voice of this generation, but he’s like a time capsule; he’s got a voice that could have fit in anywhere over the last hundred years. It’s stellar.

Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.

I’m getting better, happier, and nicer as I grow older, so I would be terrific in a couple of hundred years time.

We must, however, note that what are usually called the high religions made their appearance within about twenty-five hundred years – most of them within fifteen hundred years.

Evolution, cell biology, biochemistry, and developmental biology have made extraordinary progress in the last hundred years – much of it since I was weaned on schoolboy biology in the 1930s. Most striking of all is the sudden eruption of molecular biology starting in the 1950s.

John Tyler Bonner
Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed.

A Christian people who have for two hundred years kept a race in bondage, deprived of the advantages of civilization and religion, owe them a debt of gratitude which it would seem ungenerous to withhold.

For me, there’s nothing better than getting immersed in a sprawling, epic, multi-generational family saga, and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude‘ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the most sprawling, epic, and multi-generational of them all.

Jandy Nelson
And for well over a hundred years our politicians, statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic, not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction.

If you look over the course of a hundred years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that’s held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings.

I’ve always liked to think ahead. Not stupid-far ahead. A hundred years doesn’t interest me. But 20 years interests me, and more for what happens to humans as opposed to things.

I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.

Since I grew up, I have never deliberately used any technique at all other than the physical shaping of my tale so that it more or less resembles what has been thought of as a novel for these last two hundred years.

Patrick O’Brian
I want to see what technology’s going to be like in a few hundred years, if the human race hasn’t completely obliterated itself by then.

Janina Gavankar
What we have done, the result of that comes to us whenever it comes, either today, tomorrow, hundred years later, hundred lives later, whatever, whatever. And so, it’s our own karma. That is why that philosophy in every religion: Killing is sin. Killing is sin in every religion.

Some say that now that 50 years have passed, we would like another 50 more years to celebrate once again; that means it will be 100 years. After one hundred years, I will be 118 years old.

A hundred years ago, when Richard Strauss, who has already been quoted and already been heard today, and other creative people, laid the foundation stone for the joint assertion of their rights and interests, they had pioneering work ahead of them in Germany.

Johannes Rau
Someday in the future, 50, a hundred years from now, you’re going to have a lunar base, you’re going to probably have some sort of a Martian colony. But you have to start somewhere.

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: ‘It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.

James Keller
There are billions of barrels of oil in the Outer Continental Shelf. There is even more in Alaska. There is enough oil shale in the Rocky Mountain West alone to power America for the next hundred years. The Democrats say all this American energy is off limits.

I heard that after you throw away a ‘New York Times,’ it takes over a hundred years for the lies to biodegrade.

The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.

‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ convinced me to drop out of Harvard graduate school. The novel reminded me of everything my Ph.D. program was trying to make me forget. Thank you, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Francine Prose
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!

I’m going to get controversial here and say that monogamy isn’t natural, especially not for men. It’s a concept society birthed a few hundred years ago, even though men’s DNA is busy telling them to spread the seed.

Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation – not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.

My favorite books are actually very complicated – ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, ‘Ulysses’.

We go across lands, we go across water. And then the next logical step was to start flying just over a hundred years ago and of course, now we’re going to look up at the stars and say what’s next, what’s out there?

Three hundred years ago, during the Age of Enlightenment, the coffee house became the center of innovation.

Actors in general have become very spoiled in the roles they choose these days. When I first started in this profession – about a hundred years ago in the last century – it was all about taking risks, it was about doing the job and honing the craft.

When it came time to do ‘One Hundred Years’ I had been encouraged to really make a Styx album without the guys. I gave myself permission to do that. I set out to get people who sang with me who could make those harmonies.

If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.

The transformation of the United States from a traditional republic to a democratic nation run in large measure by a single executive took a couple of hundred years.

I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy‘s comment to the effect that if we worked really hard, we’d have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years.

I believe that a hundred years from now, when people look back at the 20th century, they will look at Miles, Bird, Clifford Brown, Ella and Dizzy, among elders as our Mozarts, our Chopins, our Bachs and Beethovens.

For three hundred years we have had our focus on the individual. We have distinguished him from the objective world as the Middle Ages did not think of doing. We have given him the world and the universe as a playground for exploration and discovery.

John Grierson
Two hundred years ago, our precursors in Haiti struck a blow for freedom, which was heard around the world, and across centuries.

Baldwin Spencer
Look how far the human race has come in terms of air and space travel in the last hundred years. So in the next couple of thousand years, you’ve got to believe that we’re going to be able to do all kinds of amazing things.

The last hundred years have been retinal; even the cubists were. The surrealists tried to free themselves, and earlier so had the dadaists, but unfortunately, these latter were nihilists and didn’t produce enough to prove their point, which, by the way, they didn’t have to prove – according to their theory.

Society during the last hundred years has been alternately perplexed and encouraged respecting the two great questions: how shall the criminal and pauper be disposed of in order to reduce crime and reform the criminal on the one hand and, on the other, to diminish pauperism and restore the pauper to useful citizenship?

Whether or not our system of Indian management has been a success during the past ten, fifty, or hundred years is almost answered in the asking.

One hundred years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, the Spanish government issued a decree authorizing the enslavement of the American Indian as in accord with the law of God and man.

What’s funny is funny. The same thing that made you laugh a hundred years ago makes you laugh now.

Life’s a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.

A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today, the Testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was.

Philippe Halsman
If you’re a wounded company, the other companies that have been around for a hundred years will smell it, and they will take advantage of you in a heartbeat. It takes a long time to get back in fighting form.

Well, you know, the original banjos were all handmade instruments. Gourd – it would be made with gourds and whatever, you know, materials would have been around. And, you know, first hundred years of its existence, the banjo‘s known as a plantation instrument, as a black instrument, you know?

A hundred years ago, if you had a child out of marriage, you’d be a social disgrace. Today women feel comfortable enough economically and culturally to bring up a child without a recognized commitment from a man.

What is the Tao Te Ching? Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of existence.

If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.

Since 1890, the Tour d’Argent’s basic recipe hasn’t changed. If you find yourself at the restaurant tomorrow, you will eat duck in the confidence that it was what someone ate a hundred years ago. You will eat it in the expectation that someone else will be served it a hundred years from now.

Both my mother‘s family and my father’s family go back almost a hundred years in the district. I was born in the district, raised in the district, raised my family in the district. And so that’s the way I see myself.

Ann Kirkpatrick
I love Washington, D.C.; I love this country, but I think over the last hundred years we’ve built up would I call an arrogant empire: people who think the rest of us are too stupid to make our own decisions.

In a hundred years, how do you want the world to be? Everybody should get together to make the world a better place.

When I started giving talks about women’s history, one of the things that bothered me was the tendency to say, ‘Well, everybody was totally oppressed and suddenly in 1964 we rose up, got our freedom, and here we are.’ It dismisses the women who fought for rights for several hundred years of our history up to that point.

The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at destroying the independence of Hungary as a state, has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years.

The gospels were, in fact, written anywhere from forty to a hundred years after Jesus, and their authors attempted to demonstrate that Jesus could be seen to fulfill various Old Testament pronouncements.

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.

Arthur Koestler
Listen, here’s the thing about an English degree – if you sat somebody down and asked them to make a list of the writers they admire over the last hundred years, see how many of them got a degree in English.

You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening – this goes to the first question you asked – the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn’t been resolved yet.

Whatever their defects, Christian fundamentalists have lived peacefully among us in America for several hundred years.

The sudden collapse of the monarchy that had ruled Russia for three hundred years led to chaos. Russia immediately became, as one participant put it, ‘the freest country in the world.’

America is not perfect. It took a bloody civil war to free over 4 million African Americans who lived enslaved. It took another hundred years after that before they achieved full equality under the law.

The least likely of military leaders, Joan of Arc changed the course of the Hundred Years’ War and of history.

You can’t give up something you really believe in for financial reasons. If you die by the roadside – so be it. But at least you know you’ve tried. Ten minutes in the music scene was the equal of one hundred years outside of it.

Loving Frank‘ is about a forbidden love affair between two people who lived a hundred years ago – Frank Lloyd Wright and his married client, Mamah Borthwick Cheney. The affair set off a colossal newspaper scandal when the lovers ran off to Europe together.

Nancy Horan
For me, any kind of thing that has stood for 100 years tells me of the health of that thing. So, cinema completing a hundred years in India just says that it is very healthy.

A comparison of the average professional baseball salary to the national average salary over the last one hundred years shows that for the first fifty years, 1920-1970, baseball players held a steady multiple of about 3.4 times the national average income.

Yes, President Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, but a hundred years later, the Republican Party wasn’t Lincoln’s. Richard Nixon became president by courting Americans upset by integration, intentionally fueling the racial divide.

Well, you’re going to be dead in a hundred years anyway, so live dangerously.

You see, I have in my teaching – I always say I’ve done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students – I have always spoken against just falling onto your knees for so-called accidents, I mean a result you are not responsible for.

I met Ray Charles at 14, and he was 16. But he was like a hundred years older than me.

All women, and men of color – we were owned like tables and chairs. We spent a hundred years getting a legal identity as human beings. That’s a big thing.

In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party.

Franz Boas
Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people don’t read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years.

Some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or so, and then you try them for a hundred years, and it turns out that they’re extremely hard to solve. There’s no reason why these problems shouldn’t be easy, and yet they turn out to be extremely intricate.

If you want to live a hundred years, how do you want to live your life? At the age of 100, you should go shopping with your great-grandchildren, but not in a wheelchair.

To be making my debut at Cannes at the time of the celebration of hundred years of Hindi cinema is going to be an incredible experience that will truly enrich and enlighten me in more ways than one.