Modern-Day Quotes

Modern-Day Quotes by Tony Kanal, Juliet Rylance, Jack Huston, Michiel Huisman, Gus Van Sant, Eusebio and many others.

We would write our songs, then we’d have a programmer come in and add, for lack of a better term, bloops and bleeps on top of everything. Of course, the funny thing is that a lot of the modern-day dance music people are super-influenced by the ’70s and ‘80s stuff that we already love. So it was a natural fit for No Doubt.
I did a film called ‘Days and Nights,’ which is a modern-day retelling of and inspired by Chekhov‘s ‘The Seagull.’
I think I’ve become the go-to mustache man. It works in period pieces. Modern-day mustaches are probably creepy. But I get complimentseveryone‘s like, ‘Wow, love the ‘stache, dude.’
It’s really fun to think about what it would be like to see Walter Davidson step onto a modern-day motorcycle. He’d probably go insane! But motorcycles were such a part of him.
Modern-day cinema takes the form of a sermon. You don’t get to think, you only get to receive information.
I’m happy for the modern-day player who signs his contract and makes lots of money. The players of my era helped make that possible.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could put all the published works online? The Internet Archive is trying to become useful as a modern-day digital library.
The Edmund Pettus Bridge – which in 2013 was declared a National Historic Landmark – isn’t symbolic of the Civil War in a meaningful way. It is, however, the modern-day battlefield where the voting rights movement was born.
I want to be maybe the modern-day Billy Graham.
In the modern-day world, where time is premium and battle for subsistence is unimaginably tough, the hapless common man simply gives in and pays the bribe just to get on with life.
We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-suburban hip-hop settings. We need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.
I in no way, shape, or form envision myself as the modern-day Ozzy Osbourne – nobody can.
I find as much inspiration from the forerunners of jazz as I do the modern-day innovators of jazz.
I started my first company when I was in my college dorm as a senior with two of my really good friends. We started a company that became You know CliffsNotes? SparkNotes is a modern-day version of that.
Bip is the romantic and burlesque hero for our time. Bip is a modern-day Don Quixote.
If it’s a modern-day story dealing with certain ethnic groups, I think I could open up certain scenes for improvisation, while staying within the structure of the script.
I think, in a lot of ways, hip-hop is interesting to me because it’s like the modern-day folk music.
I mean, I think all teachers are basically modern-day heroes.
The idea of making a film – a film that I had certainly never seen before – about the slave experience was a huge responsibility. It’s a project that requires a wider understanding of the geopolitical nature of the slave trade, of historical and modern-day racism.
My mother made me listen to Carnatic music saying that only then I will be able to appreciate any good music. But what this has also done for me is that I’m unable to accept modern-day cinema songs.
In modern-day cricket, the role of the first three to four batsmen has become very crucial.
As a pure source of reference, ‘Modernist Cuisine‘ is incredibly helpful. It’s like a modern-day encyclopedia, except for a single subject. It’s not always the answer, but it’s always a starting point. I feel honored to have been able to contribute to it.
Anne Boleyn is an intriguing character. She seems to appeal to modern-day women in a very potent way. Because she was such an independently opinionated and spirited young woman, which at the time was unheard of.
Social media provides the modern-day version of mystery shopping and walking the halls.
A modern-day Dickens with a popular voice and a genius for storytelling in any genre, Stephen King has written many wonderful books.
A western audience might not appreciate ‘Chanakya’s Chant‘ because of its dependence on history and ancient statecraft. My book is a modern-day thriller that draws on a bedrock of history. My primary object is to entertain, not educate.
I stick closely to the structure of the myths. I may have some fun with the mythology by changing the environment to modern-day, but the structure of the myths, the monsters, the relationships of the godsnone of that is made up.
‘Goldenheart’ is like a modern-day Joan of Arc. Think of it like medieval times-cum-2045 or Lancelot and Guinevere in 3025. It’s a new version of these battles – age-old stories for the now.
I enjoy just the raw human visceral reaction of jumping into the arena and just swinging the hammer and seeing what is left over afterwards. Twitter is just modern-day gladiatorial combat.
You set something in modern-day Texas, which is so identifiable as the Old West, and everyone’s wearing guns, so it looks like it’s going to be, by default, partially considered a western.
I don’t know how to put this, but to some people, the NFL is basically modern-day slavery. Don’t get me wrong – we get paid a lot of money. There’s a sense of ‘shut up and play,’ that this is entertainment for other people. Then, when we go out in public, we’re like zoo animals. We’re not human beings.
Istanbul in the snow is a wonder. The extravagant pleasures on show in the Topkapi Palace Museum – the sultan’s robes thickly lined with squirrel fur, mobile foot-braziers to keep out a cold that whips relentlessly off the Bosphorus – presage modern-day sultanic delights.
Dead Witch Walking’ is basically a modern-day witch living in Cincinnati.
I think a lot of times, in a lot of modern-day movies, a lot of things are CGI, but so much of the stuff in ‘Star Wars‘ is built and created by these artists.
I’m from Gary, Indiana, and everybody‘s damn near at the poverty level. It’s a rough city to grow up in, and it’s a modern-day ghost town.
That’s something lacking in a lot of modern-day families – just talking. It’s almost a lost art form.
Who are we to think that our generation is going to be the first generation to benefit from all the sacrifices that others have made without giving some modern-day equivalent of our own lives, fortunes, and sacred honor?
Auntie Anne’s is a modern-day business miracle that never should have happened.
If I’m writing about a modern-day suburb, there’s going to be details of the home and furniture, and if I’m writing about a historical period, those details, those pieces of the world are going to be there as well, but they’ll be simplified, because I’m cartooning it.
Modern-day coaching is about relationships, so I need to know every little thing that will make my players tick. How am I going to get more out of our best players, from Fran Kirby, Lucy Bronze? Lucy wants to be challenged. If you tell her she can’t do something, she’ll try it.
As a modern-day role model, I’d have to go for Tiger Woods. I’m also a massive Sachin Tendulkar fan.
I’m interested in people. I’m curious about people, and of course we’re curious about people whose work we respond to. So I’m not saying that I don’t understand fascination with other people. But as it’s dealt with in this American, modern-day culture, I find it not just boring but actually sort of destructive, really.
While ‘Outlander‘ is a brilliant period show, Claire represents so many qualities of a 10th century modern-day woman: someone who is forging her own path, fighting for what she believes, and doing so with integrity.
The reason there’s no modern-day Shakespeare is because he didn’t have anything to do except sit in a room with a candle and think.
If some modern-day David Brock wanted to defect from the conservative movement and write a tell-all focused solely on the financial chicanery of the entire right-wing nonprofit/think tank/publishing sphere, I would read the absolute heck out of it.
I think one of the bigger issues with modern-day people is that we don’t give enough credit to people from history as being real. We almost treat them as these rarified beings that didn’t exist the way that we do with emotions and urges and drives.
Enron Field in Houston, the Trans World Dome in St. Louis and PSINet Stadium in Baltimore are just three of the modern-day coliseums named for companies that have found new homes in bankruptcy court.
I’m a modern-day renaissance man.
That’s what really concerns me about the modern-day terrorists that we face is this global expansion.