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Jean BaudrillardYou are born modern, you do not become so.

—  Jean Baudrillard, 1929-2007, French intellectual

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Oscar WildeTo be really medieval one should have no body. To be really modern one should have no soul. To be really Greek one should have no clothes.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Eugene IonescoWanting to be of one's time is already outdated.

—  Eugene Ionesco, 1912-1994, French-Romanian playwright

Eric HofferIn a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Pablo PicassoIt takes a long time to become young.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Jean CocteauWhen a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.

—  Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963, French artist

Paul ValeryNothing ages faster than the modern.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Alfred North WhiteheadEducation which is not modern share the fate of all organic things which are kept too long.

—  Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947, British philosopher & mathematician


Stupid Quotes

Adolf HitlerAnyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator










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