Here we have the best Sixties Quotes from famous authors such as Lynn Coady, Chuka Umunna, Marc Davis, Jerry Saltz, Alex Lifeson. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
In the late sixties, when revolution and upheaval were everywhere, feminists were ridiculed for focusing on housework.
My father was a rags-to-riches businessman who came over in the Sixties with no money. On my mother‘s side, I am the grandson of a High Court judge and celebrated intelligence officer, so it’s quite an unusual combination.
As young parents of three girls, living in California during the late Sixties and early Seventies, Meredith and I couldn’t help but be aware of the rising level of dialogue, debate, commentary, and proclamations about the place of women in society and about how to raise females in light of this raised consciousness.
Here we were supposedly changing the world for the better in the Sixties, but as we get 40 years further down the line, we realise that some of those changes such as the drugs probably weren’t all that great or sensible. It was all about social experiments.
Artists and musicians of the Sixties were definitely into clothes.
I really love a lot of early Sixties R&B, rock n’ roll, and I love performing songs that have that power and soulfulness.
I don’t feel that I’ve had a life of abuse or that I am a victim in any way. My life is pretty typical of a lot of Americans of my generation who grew up in the sixties in families like mine that were sort of unconventional.
I think the sixties must have been quite a lot of fun.
I think the Sixties in some ways is a barrier to young people today. They think of it, you know, what we’re doing is not that. But it’s partly the myth of the Sixties. It always felt embattled and small. It always, almost always, was a small group of people relative to the opposition around.
When I first started playing, I plunked away just like everyone else. During the Sixties I played in a blues band for a few years, and I liked it. It wasn’t until I was playing for a while that I made the decision to change my style from a percussive to more of a legato approach. I just wanted a different sound.
I liked back in the sixties where you’d turn on the radio and go ‘Oh that’s Hendrix, that’s Creedence Clearwater, that’s The Doors, there’s The Grass Roots, The Monkees, there’s Big Brother.’ You could just instantly hear it and tell. But in the eighties and nineties there’s no way you could do that.
Generally, older people in their fifties, sixties, and seventies are running most countries and are CEOs of corporations. Which isn’t to say there aren’t entrepreneurs, but if the young were better in every respect, there’d be no reason for the old. Our life span reflects our particular life strategy.
My dad is Chinese, and my mom is a white American, and they married only ten years after the United States Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal to ban mixed marriages. Imagine that. Marriages between people of different races – now common and accepted – were illegal in many states up until the late Sixties.
Don’t underlook the Sixties; we started eating more vegetables, respecting women, and we shut down Vietnam. We did a lot of good stuff. But it shouldn’t shut you down from the moment.
Most of my memories of the Sixties are ones of optimism, high spirits and confidence.
In the late Fifties and early Sixties, opposition to state terror and aggression and torture and so on was zero. That was a horrible time: the massive Kennedy terror operation against Cuba, the first attacks on Vietnam in 1962, the imposition of national security states in South America.
In the Sixties, fashion was about liberation. It was about setting women free; it wasn’t about being unable to walk.
I came through the Sixties so I was perfectly aware of drug-taking but I came from South Africa and we were brought up in quite an old-fashioned way. If I went to a rave or a party, I’d be behind the barbecue flipping the burgers. I wasn’t out there partying.
This might be one way to start talking about differences between the early postmodern writers of the fifties and sixties and their contemporary descendants.
Here in L.A. the standard of beauty is kind of ridiculous. I want to be doing this when I’m in my fifties and sixties and this isn’t what I’m going to look like.
It’s the audiences that inspire me to keep going. I feel that we all grew up together. The majority now are the people who were raised on the music in the Sixties.
Bob Dylan was the source of pop music‘s unpredictability in the Sixties. Never as big a record-seller as commonly imagined, his importance was first aesthetic and social, and then as an influence.
The most wonderful time to be in the art world was in the sixties, because it wasn’t a business – there was no business of doing art.
As everyone else, I was a fan of Pink Floyd in the sixties.
The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire.
I’d often use a Leslie cabinet on its own in the studio because everyone in the late Sixties and Seventies was experimenting with them. We’d stick anything through a Leslie because it made everything sound so good.
You have to remember that I was an Australian girl of the Fifties and Sixties. For Australians at that time, it was imperative to get out of the country and discover the world.
Thankfully I’m not endlessly ambitious, but I have done some crazy ambitious things like buying an island off the west coast of Scotland in the late Sixties.
In the early sixties, we were strong, we were virulent.
In the very early Seventies and the very late Sixties, nobody out here was originally from L.A.
In the Sixties, conglomerates were all the rage.
I was initially recruited while I was in business school back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency, the nation‘s largest and least understood spy organization; but ultimately I worked for private corporations.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
I grew up in the Fifties and Sixties and remember how unpleasant all kinds of food could be then.
I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year, if I continued to read great books, eventually I would write something worthy of publication. I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties, but I felt confident that it would happen.
Rock and roll’s relatively new, in the sense of the Fifties, Sixties, right? They invented the first sort of rock stars, and they took it to excess, and then the excess became bitter, tormented. Then it became okay to succeed.
The Fifties and Sixties were years of unreal optimism about weather forecasting. Newspapers and magazines were filled with hope for weather science, not just for prediction but for modification and control. Two technologies were maturing together: the digital computer and the space satellite.
I’m a child of the Sixties.
The Sixties are most generously described as a time when people took part – when they stepped out of themselves and acted in public, as people who didn’t know what would happen next, but who were sure that acts of true risk and fear would produce something different from what they had been raised to take for granted.
I prefer a three-piece suit myself. Very sixties rock and roll. But they’re not too quirky. Businessmen could wear them.
We were the only black family in an estate with 1,000 white families. Liverpool being quite racist in the Sixties, it was a bit grim growing up.
I’ve liked country music for forever. And Buck Owens is just one of many country guitarists I like. I think Buck’s Sixties records are really progressive.
A lot of the idealism of the Sixties was spot on, from the environmentalism to the war to the Civil Rights movement, the women’s rights movement, you name it.
In the early Sixties, having begun to describe the physiology of cells in the adult cat visual cortex, David Hubel and I decided to investigate how the highly specific response properties of cortical cells emerged during postnatal development.
In the late Fifties and early Sixties, I used to think that most of these fashion creators weren’t that great, and if the photograph was good, it was mostly thanks to the photographer.