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I got into comics about the same time as music. By 12 years old, I had discovered my dad’s killer comic book collection filled with Silver Age books from his youth…early Spider-Man, Thor, Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Detective Comics, Action Comics, you name it. Seeing those old books got me interested in new comics, so my friends and I would hit the local comic shop every Saturday to pick up the cool titles of my generation.
If you’re in the heyday of rock and roll and movies, and that’s where I grew up. We didn’t have to look for it. We didn’t have to create angst. We didn’t have to create desire. We didn’t have to say, see we were screwed, my generation, because we wanted to be The Beatles or Elvis Presley. That ain’t going to happen. So we always had this thing to reach for.
Everything is very convenient now and it would be real nice if somehow people started going back to the movie theater. And it’s people of my generation. It’s their fault in a lot of ways, people over 40. It’s their fault that the only movies are about robots and beautiful vampires. It’s wild, all vampires are beautiful.
The Pink Panther is legendary, but a lot of people my age haven’t ever seen the original. So, I think it’s great to bring it back for my generation, and to expose them to where that theme song which still sounds so modern and that legendary image of a pink cat came from. It’s great to be a part of that, because it’s history.
I did go to Vietnam in 2000 as a kind of pilgrimage and to feel my generation was very much a part of this. I felt responsible but also connected and empathetic. It was a very complicated relationship we had, whichever side you were on. The shock of being there was very few people my own age – I was primarily in the North in the streets of Hanoi. A whole generation was essentially decimated.
I was scared to death because for the comics of my generation, HBO specials are like the pinnacle. I’m thinking of all these unbelievable comedians I’ve seen on HBO: Chris Rock, George Carlin, Damon Wayans, Richard Pryor and Billy Crystal. I started having a panic attack seeing my name in that list of people. It was pretty overwhelming.
We’re not encouraging idols other than on the TV show, you know and that’s the wrong way to do it. If we had become famous from a contest show we’d be embarrassed in my generation. But if that’s the benchmark then I thought well young people who want to be filmmakers, or musicians, or whatever are screwed. But maybe they’re not because what they’re doing is they’re creating their own thing.
It was interesting that feminists of my generation told me: You are discouraging younger women; you are confirming stereotypes of women; you are opening a door, initiating a debate, that will harm our movement. And my point was: We are already having this debate, especially in the younger generation.
I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that’s what I did when I executed ‘Long.Live.A$AP.’ I wanted people to really see the message and that I’m an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds.
My generation was, in effect, the product of a social experiment. If we did not understand marital intimacy, it was because we had not seen it modelled. We lurched from relationship to relationship, dazzled by the newness of meaninglessness, relentless in our search for something even the most perceptive of us could not identify.
My first understanding of HIV and AIDS was like everybody else from my generation. In the mid-’80s, we heard about this, and it was terrifying, because we knew nothing about how to respond to it appropriately, and we didn’t really understand about how the virus is passed. There was a lot of misconception about that.
I have three children, and they have never spent a minute unsupervised in their lives. My generation overcompensated like mad. I’m not even joking, every kid on my street [growing up] was molested. My kids would not have had an opportunity to molested, because they’ve never been alone, which is going to create a whole set of problems.
I want a revamped feminism. Putting the vamp back means the lady must be a tramp. My generation of the Sixties rebels wanted to smash the bourgeois codes that had become authoritarian totems of the Fifties. The ‘nice’ girl with her soft, sanitized speech and decorous manners had to go. Thirty years later, we’re still stuck with her – in the official spokesmen and the anointed heiresses of the feminist establishment.