Decades Quotes

Decades Quotes by David Sylvian, Geraldo Rivera, Ralph Siu, Patricia Marx, Burgess Owens, Zach Anner and many others.

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Creating a decent pop song is a challenge – and occasionally, once in every decade – it’s kind of fun to do that.
David Sylvian
Saturday Night Live is hitting me on a regular basis again. This is my fourth decade that I’ve been lampooned on Saturday Night Live
Geraldo Rivera
If you plant for a season, plant budgets. If you plant for a decade, plant reorganization, If you plant for a century, plant people
Ralph Siu
High heels weren’t always a girl thing. In the fifteen-hundreds, the riding shoes of French noblemen were fitted with raised heels so that their feet stayed put in the stirrups. Over the next few decades, heels inched higher on dress shoes, particularly among men of privilege.
Patricia Marx
W. E. B Dubois used the NAACP platform for two decades to discredit the character, reputation, and fund-raising efforts of capitalist and Tuskegee University founder, Booker T. Washington.
Burgess Owens
My friends from the University of Texas. I’ve had the same friends for over a decade. My brother films a lot; he usually edits my Workout Wednesdays. All the people who work on my projects are amazing.
Zach Anner
Want any of this stuff? Jordan?… Nick?” I didn’t answer. Nick?” he asked again. What?” Want any?” No… I just remembered that today’s my birthday.” I was thirty. Before me stretched the portentous, menacing road of a new decade.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
If higher summer temperatures become the norm in the future, people will adjust. Perhaps they’ll take naps more frequently in the afternoon and convert their houses accordingly. The good thing is that all of these changes will not happen overnight, but in the space of decades. We still have enough time to react.
Hans von Storch
Decade after decade, artists came to paint the light of Provincetown, and comparisons were made to the lagoons of Venice and the marshes of Holland, but then the summer ended and most of the painters left, and the long dingy undergarment of the gray New England winter, gray as the spirit of my mood, came down to visit.
Norman Mailer
In the decade ahead I can predict that we will provide over twice the productivity improvement that we provided in the ’90s.
Bill Gates
Certainly a decade and a half out in the real world, bashing my head against things, probably made me into a more textured writer. It gives you something to write about.
Richard K. Morgan
For decades, the pace of technological change in manufacturing has outstripped that in the economy as a whole. And, so, firms – manufacturing firms – have found it easier to continue producing by – with – reducing their workforces.
Janet Yellen
In an industry afflicted by sequelitis, it has taken John Boorman almost three decades to make the sequel to his much-cherished Hope and Glory, but Queen and Country turns out to be well worth the wait.
Joe Morgenstern
As you watch the world crumble, try taking your Armageddon with this sprinkling of irony: Over the last three decades, business has got virtually everything it wanted, and its doomsday scenario from the 1970s has come true because of it.
Thomas Frank
No, I’ve always been impressed with the tremendous resilience of the American economy. I think over the years, over the decades, it’s demonstrated this tremendous ability to take severe body blows, if you will, and bounce back.
Dick Cheney
It takes years and years, usually a decade, to create a great startup.
Sam Altman
Traditionally, nations have harnessed taxpayers to their territory by making almost all social guarantees dependent on working in one country, every day, every month, and for at least three decades. In creating free movement of people, this web has only got more complex but never disappeared.
Kersti Kaljulaid
When Czar Ivan III took a liking to the Judaizers, they were invited to Moscow, where they managed to convert so much of the court nobility in the last decades of the fifteenth century that traditionalists felt the need to counter the trend through selective burnings at the stake.
Tom Reiss
I’ve always been interested in pop culture. Some of my colleagues think of pop culture as beneath them, or there’s the ivory tower and then there’s everybody else, and I never could buy into that wall that’s been put up by so many people over the decades and even the centuries.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A decade ago, critics suggested biotech crops would not be valuable in the developing world. Now 90 percent of farmers who benefit are resource-poor farmers in developing countries. These helped alleviate 7.7 million subsistence farmers in China, India, South Africa, the Philippines from abject poverty.
Clive James
Movies are one of the bad habits that have corrupted our century. They have slipped into the American mind more misinformation in one evening than the Dark Ages could muster in a decade.
Ben Hecht
My mother worked for more than a decade before marrying. She went to New York City to get a master’s degree. And she continued to work as a teacher and a principal until she was forced to retire.Both she and my father instilled in my sister and me a deep love of learning.
Samuel Alito
While eliminating smallpox and curtailing cholera added decades of life to vast populations, cures for the chronic diseases of old age cannot have the same effect on life expectancy. A cure for cancer would be miraculous and welcome, but it would lead to only a three-year increase in life expectancy at birth.
S. Jay Olshansky
For decades, media companies have largely controlled the tools through which consumers were told what to buy, wear or think. Now consumers possess the same ability to produce, distribute and curate content and distribute it to their peers in real time across social media platforms.
Simon Mainwaring
I have had many friends and colleagues for decades, and for better or worse they know they can count on my word and that I say what I do and do what I say.
Sonja Morgan
After a decade I became fed up with the strobe because I had done almost everything once and I didn’t want to repeat myself.
Gjon Mili
The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party.
Brad Parscale
Often motivated by a desire to maintain the existing status quo, sloth almost cost the U.S. its auto industry, as it refused for decades to build fuel-efficient cars to compete with Japanese, Korean and European imports.
Simon Mainwaring
As anchorman of the CBS Evening News, I signed off my nightly broadcasts for nearly two decades with a simple statement: “And that’s the way it is.” To me, that encapsulates the newsman’s highest ideal: to report the facts as he sees them, without regard for the consequences or controversy that may ensue.
Walter Cronkite
It takes big business a couple of decades to work out how best to exploit a cultural form; once that has happened, ‘that high-low fork in the road’ is unavoidable, and the middle way begins to look impossibly daunting.
Nick Hornby
I read “Pride and Prejudice” [by Jane Austen]. I was gobsmacked by it – it’s so funny and so modern. Unbelievable. You don’t expect funny to come through after 200 years – humor doesn’t transcend decades, let alone centuries.
Julie Walters
Over two billion people now use the broadband Internet, up from perhaps 50 million a decade ago, when I was at Netscape, the company I co-founded.
Marc Andreessen
The 20th Century was a bloodbath, and for all the frustrations and failures of the project to unify Europe, the last five decades have been periods of unprecedented peace, growth, and prosperity in Europe.
Barack Obama
Medical science has oppressed us with a new huge burden of longevity. It is in that last undesired decade, when passion is cold, appetites feeble, curiosity dulled and experience has begotten cynicism, that accidia lies in wait as the final temptation to destruction.
Evelyn Waugh
When I began writing science fiction in the middle 60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months.
Vernor Vinge
I was engaged in what I believe to be the most thrilling industry in the world-aviation. My heart still leaps when I see a tiny two-seater plane soaring gracefully through the sky. Our great airlines awe me. Yet I know they were not produced in a day or a decade.
William A. Patterson
A painter, a sculptor, a writer, they can express freely. They don’t affect society as a whole. We build buildings that have a purpose, that stay there for hundreds of years or decades.
Moshe Safdie
What kind of economy grows for decades on end but doesn’t allow most of the population to share in the gains from that growth?
Mark Weisbrot
For decades, we resisted violence – until Sharpeville.
Oliver Tambo
… the decades looked on and didn’t notice her passing. They stared from their fixed mounts across at each other and didn’t see revolution striding between them, on her way to destiny.
Gregory Maguire
Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve.
Garrison Keillor
In business, we say that people overestimate what you can do in a year and underestimate what you can do in a decade. This is true in philanthropy as well.
Marc Benioff
He decided that we suffer from great temporal homesickness for the decade we were born in.
Thomas Pynchon
We’ve been living under outdated immigration rules from decades ago. They’re decades and decades old.
Donald Trump
I couldn’t have imagined that I would live long enough to see Egypt emancipated from decades of repression.
Mohamed ElBaradei
We are slowly isolating the genes involved with the aging process. We do not have the fountain of youth, but I think, in the coming decades, we will unravel the aging process at the genetic level.
Michio Kaku
You cannot apply your high standards to a country [Egypt] burdened with decades of autocratic rule. Our democracy is still in its infancy.
Mohamed ElBaradei
I love the Beatles. Now I know I’m a good few decades late on this one, but I’ve always been behind the curve.
Alfred Enoch
In 1973, America imported 30 percent of its crude oil needs. Today, that number has doubled to more than 60 percent. Gas prices are as high as they are now in part because we’ve had no comprehensive national energy policy for the past few decades.
Gary Miller
For decades, the pro-life movement has focused on scientific evidence and ethical arguments.
Michael J. Knowles
I personally think the male and female roles have changed dramatically in the past few decades. Men are no longer the breadwinners. Financial independence for a woman is a huge thing.
Andrea Jeremiah
I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do, questioning my life. And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade, I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done.
Sheryl Lee
Among the many factors that make a return to halcyon days of the first decades of the postwar era virtually impossible is the decline of clearly defined political leadership.
Robert Gilpin
The only merciful thing about drug abuse is the speed with which it devastates you. Alcoholics can take decades to destroy themselves and everyone they touch. The drug addict can accomplish this in a year or two. Of course, suicide is even more efficient.
Rita Mae Brown
The unfolding time for the end of globalization or a worldwide deflation is much longer, certainly measured in years, if not decades.
John L. Casti
I wanted to talk about a lot of stuff that I’ve been through. Party-wise, it’s taken me almost a decade to party enough to accumulate enough experiences that I could sing about and put in one song!
Brendon Urie
The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years or even decades before the Lord’s promises came to pass. What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards.
Charles Stanley
Helping Wall Street regain confidence and stability was the last thing an angry public wanted in 2009 after the markets crashed. But without such support, markets can buckle and liquidity can disappear – often for decades, as has been the case in Japan.
David Ignatius
More than five decades of hands grated by cracks. Whole body aching from long days of big-wall hauling. Tiny tents, bivy sacs, snow caves lashed by hurricane sleet. Frozen fingers and toes. Migraines and altitude malaise. Not knowing what’s to come. It doesn’t have to be fun to be fun.
Jeff Lowe
I have been fortunate at being part of a contrasting genre of films and I portrayed a huge range of characters in these two decades.
Rituparna Sengupta
Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African American and Latino workers. We are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the American people.
Donald Trump
Earlier in this century, philanthropy often flowed from the wills of dead industrialists. In recent decades, it’s as likely to have come from a very alive business leader, entertainer, artist or sports star. The most effective of these patrons begin the process of giving by asking what they care about passionately.
Michael Milken
My style was established in the Forties and Fifties, then got dragged through the decades and picked up a couple more things on the way.
Andra Day
Climate change, in some regions, has aggravated conflict over scarce land, and could well trigger large-scale migration in the decades ahead. And rising sea levels put at risk the very survival of all small island states. These and other implications for peace and security have implications for the United Nations itself.
Ban Ki-moon
It takes a certain amount of courage to tackle very hard problems in science, I now realise. You don’t know what the timescale of your work will be: decades or only a few years.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
In the decades since my youth, I’ve witnessed the explosion of fatherless families and an exponential increase in illiteracy and crime.
Burgess Owens
At this stage in my career, I don’t have to take any big risks. You want to take a calculated risk, not one that leads to people saying ‘yes, but there was that one time when she made that big mistake.’ It’s always a shame when that happens, especially if you’ve gotten by for decades without anything hugely tragic.
Renee Fleming
My staff has been working on structural fixes to equitably help disadvantaged areas – left wanting after decades of neglect – to become complete communities with the parks, infrastructure and amenities they deserve.
Kevin Faulconer
Usually the people that peak in high school are tragic, tragic adults. Most of them end up working for the water department in their hometown and driving around said high school as the decades slip past.
Dana Gould
For decades, this great leader, often at Dr. King’s side, was denied his rightful place in history because he was openly gay. No medal can change that, but today, we honor Bayard Rustin’s memory by taking our place in his march towards true equality, no matter who we are or who we love.
Barack Obama
Inside we are all Golden Buddha’s, but we grew to believe we were made of clay. Our ego’s false perceptions led us to grow into a belief system that covered our inner light. We’ve spent years, maybe decades, masking our truth. Now it’s time to embrace our light and reconnect with our Golden Buddha within.
Gabrielle Bernstein
And I’d say one of the great lessons I’ve learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership.
Steve Case
My father worked for more than four decades in politics, in Indian democracy, and it took us 20 years to build a house for ourselves.
Mehbooba Mufti
I feel as if I became a documentary film-maker only because I had writer’s block for four decades. There’s no other good reason.
Errol Morris
Throughout human history, some of our most influential inventors, entrepreneurs, and leaders have had disabilities. For example, Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, and Charles Schwab are all dyslexic, while scientist Stephen Hawking has used a wheelchair for decades.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
By the end of this decade we will live under the first One World Government that has ever existed in the society of nations … a government with absolute authority to decide the basic issues of human survival. One world government is inevitable.
Pope John Paul II
Radical Christianity is not going on a missions trip or a big conference. Radical Christianity is staying steady for decades.
Mike Bickle
Liberals have been overselling the threat to reproductive rights for decades.
Benjamin Wittes
I think I take my style from all walks of life, and all generations and decades of life as well. I love mixing ’50s with ’80s and classic with punk.
Kelly Osbourne
I’ve known Bezos for decades, since the very early days of Amazon, so it’s no surprise to me that he’s smart or willing to make big bets.
Walt Mossberg
If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under control in the next one or two decades, the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way, whether we like it or not.
Henry W. Kendall
In some ways it’s taken me decades to come clean and make honest work – and still to this day, sometimes I find myself wanting to hide behind my work and deny the more biographical aspects.
David Knopfler
The question really is what will be the central focus of global politics in the coming decades and my argument is that cultural identities and cultural antagonisms and affiliations will play not the only role but a major role.
Samuel P. Huntington
I’ve thought for the last decade or so, the only actual place raw truth was seeping through in newspapers was on the Comics Pages. They were able to pull off intelligent social comment, pure truths not found elsewhere in the news pages, and had the ability to make it all funny, entertaining, and pertinent.
Elayne Boosler
Every few hundred years in Western history there occurs a sharp transformation. Within a few short decades, society – its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structures, its art, its key institutions – rearranges itself. We are currently living through such a time.
Peter Drucker
The problem is that during the 1980s, a decade of heavy poaching, the elephants retreated to safer areas. And now people have moved into the corridors once used by the elephants.
Richard Leakey
The 5-year mean global temperature has been flat for the last decade, which we interpret as a combination of natural variability and a slow down in the growth rate of net climate forcing.
James Hansen
The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture.
Eric Allin Cornell
I do not resent Sarah Jessica Parker. We’ve been friends for decades. I just do not like what ‘Sex and the City’ did to my neighborhood.
Joe Mantello
Managers don’t like giving appraisals, and employees don’t like getting them. Perhaps they’re not liked because both parties suspect what the evidence has proved for decades: Traditional performance appraisals don’t work.
W. Edwards Deming
My own experience from a decade ago taught me I cannot trust the UN. But it is a world body and we have to live with it and tolerate it. But I can’t hide my feelings about its inefficiency and its not being productive.
Paul Kagame
I have been probing the arguments for global warming for well over a decade. In collaboration with a lot of excellent coauthors I have consistently found that when the layers get peeled back, what lies at the core is either flawed, misleading or simply non-existent.
Ross McKitrick
The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. That’s over. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages, and it’s going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly for the rest of this decade.
Steve Jobs
I think it’s crazy that Bill Cosby has a mugshot for alleged assaults 11 years ago with no physical evidence or proof besides these womens accounts of what he did to them an entire decade later.
Jayceon Terrell Taylor
Casino games are the one kind of content that has stood the test of time for decades.
Brock Pierce
For the last several decades, there was a prevailing belief among traditional economists that the markets were rational and self-correcting. Alan Greenspan advocated this view. But the 2008 financial crisis showed that this view is incorrect, and Greenspan eventually admitted as much.
Kabir Sehgal
In the past few decades, Earth’s natural systems have endured more pressure than in all preceding human history.
Sylvia Earle
Sally Field looks amazing in general, never mind her age! She’s a phenomenally talented actress and has had a career spanning so many decades.
Alison Sweeney
It could safely be said that Iraqis are dying at a faster clip since the American-led invasion and occupation than they did during the last decade of Saddam Hussein’s rule.
Graydon Carter
Because of the inherent time lag in the climate system, the greenhouse gases that have already been pumped into the atmosphere will undoubtedly lead to a certain increase in temperature in the coming decades.
Hans von Storch
As more and more people adopt an urban lifestyle and cities continue to swell, not only does the risk of urban epidemics increase – something we haven’t seen much of for decades – but the need for larger emergency stockpiles can increase, too.
Seth Berkley
The Magician’s Land is a triumphant climax to the best fantasy trilogy of the decade.
Charles Stross
Americans of all ages are earning less than they did two decades ago when adjusted for inflation. Yet they’re paying more in taxes.
Simon Black
When troubles come our way, we can be stressed and upset, or we can trust God. Caleb could have cursed God. He didn’t deserve the wilderness. He had to put his dreams on hold for four decades. Still he didn’t complain or grow sour.
Max Lucado
there are worse things than being alone but it often takes decades to realize this and most often when you do it’s too late and there’s nothing worse than too late
Charles Bukowski
This is the age of the apartment. Not only in the great cities, but in the smaller centers of civilization the apartment has come to stay. … A decade ago the apartment was considered a sorry makeshift in America, though it has been successful abroad for more years than you would believe.
Elsie de Wolfe
For decades, computers have been helping us to remember, but now it’s time for them to help us to ignore.
Cory Doctorow
A 2011 report produced by Forrester Research estimated that the revenue generated through the sales of smartphone and tablet applications will reach $38 billion annually by 2015. Think about that: An industry that did not exist in 2006 will be generating $38 billion in revenues within a decade. . . .
Thomas Friedman
One of the reasons why Canadians are generally positively inclined towards immigration is we’ve seen over decades, over generations, that it works.
Justin Trudeau
The road to the Paris climate talks has been paved across decades.
Barry Gardiner
Thanks to decades of accumulated federal budget deficits and, more significantly, imprudent Medicare and Social Security policies, we’ve stolen almost $60 trillion from our children.
Steven Rattner
Well, Apple invented the PC as we know it, and then it invented the graphical user interface as we know it eight years later (with the introduction of the Mac). But then, the company had a decade in which it took a nap.
Steve Jobs
For decades, Trump had no life independent from the media. He became a figure in the nation, and his a monitisable name – albeit quite a ludicrous one – because of his nonstop, relentless, shameless and often embarrassing courtship of the media.
Michael Wolff
Some of you may know my story: How for nineteen years, I worked as a manager for a tire plant in Alabama. And some of you may have lived a similar story: After nearly two decades of hard, proud work, I found out that I was making significantly less money than the men who were doing the same work as me.
Lilly Ledbetter
Where do I get the confidence to be different? A lot of it comes from curiosity. I spent years as a young man trying to understand the business I’m in. I have spent decades staying connected to how the rest of the world works.
Brian Grazer
Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
Abbie Hoffman
It’s a given your family will be tired of being photographed, but don’t give up. In another couple of decades, those are the pictures you will be glad to have.
David Burnett
I think that over the last few decades, we have seen better economic outcomes than in the past.
Martin Feldstein
Public discourse has been polluted now for decades by corporate-funded disinformation – not just with climate change but with a host of health, environmental and societal threats. The implications for the planet are grim.
Michael E. Mann
Singing at the Opening Ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 was amazing and, probably the highlight of this decade is the opening of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia.
Olivia Newton-John
Mainstream economic theories popular in the last several decades have tended to downplay the government’s role in markets and to increase skepticism about even that more limited role. Austerity, particularly in Europe, has added to the problem. It has not worked, even on its own terms.
Mariana Mazzucato
It’s been years, decades, since a president has lost a major trade initiative. That would be bad headlines.
Gwen Ifill
Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal media and nobody paid attention. Now, all of a sudden, one news channel has gotten a whole new community of people freaked out.
Michael K. Powell
In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.
Camille Paglia
Growing up, I had a face that people wanted to tell things to, and I grew up with adults who had so much to say. They had lived through decades of unbelievable poverty, starvation, political upheaval, chaos.
Jenny Zhang
I won 1,098 games, and eight national championships, and coached in four different decades. But what I see are not the numbers. I see their faces.
Pat Summitt
When I started to write, it was the ’70s, and throughout that decade, we didn’t have any problems with book challenges or censorship.
Judy Blume
Coming out of Juilliard, I honestly was expecting and willing to be breaking my neck, hustling, and being unemployed for a decade, two decades. I was gritting my teeth, but I was so down to do that.
Alex Sharp
I want to start by making a pledge, a pledge to those from the Windrush generation who have been in this country for decades and yet have struggled to navigate through the immigration system: This never should have been the case, and I will do whatever it takes to put it right.
Sajid Javid
Washington’s address is virtually unknown today and has not been seen in most American history textbooks in nearly four decades. Perhaps it is because of all the religious warnings Washington made in his ‘Farewell Address.’
David Barton
One can say that in the last decades chess has become more of a sport than of a science. I see it from an artistic point of view.
Judit Polgar
I live a very international life, but when I come back to Hollywood, a town I love in a lot of ways, I have to wonder, “What decade are you in? Like, seriously, what decade? It’s not this one.”
Rose McGowan
I can’t remember who said, ‘No film is completed, just abandoned,’ but I think most filmmakers will tell you that they could endlessly fiddle with their films for the next couple of decades, you know, changing things, altering things.
Paul W. S. Anderson
Earth has cooled since 1998 in defiance of the predictions by the UN-IPCC….The global temperature for 2007 was the coldest in a decade and the coldest of the millennium…which is why ‘global warming’ is now called ‘climate change.’
Richard Keen
Neoconservatism had the philosophy that you go in with a supply-led approach to impose democratic values from the top down. Whereas Islamists and far-right organizations, for decades, have been building demand for their ideology on the grassroots.
Maajid Nawaz
Let’s win the peace and democracy the good people of Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny.
Mike Pence
The trouble with the new world we have watched being created over the past decade is that it sees no further than money. People have always been obsessed with money, of course – greed is as old as history. But when the institutions that govern all our lives forget there was ever anything else, then it gets dangerous.
Anita Roddick
For decades, we’ve worked under the assumption that mass culture follows a steadily declining path toward lowest-common-denominator standards, presumably because the ‘masses’ want dumb, simple pleasures and big media companies want to give the masses what they want.
Steven Johnson
New York, for decades, offered a perpetual series of ‘golden ages’ to artists. You constantly had to measure yourself against the best, and you had to watch them, which meant that your imagination and also your sense of what the market could stand got very, very sharp.
Margo Jefferson
I don’t see it as coincidence that the great acceleration of the Anthropocene influences on Earth came during the same decades as our first exploration of the other planets.
David Grinspoon
The Enlightenment faith that things are getting a little bit better each decade becomes difficult to support. People recognized that there had just been a war that was worse than the war of 1812, and worse than the Revolution; things were clearly not getting better and better.
Christine Jennings
Americans have no idea why they have been at war in the Middle East, Asia and Africa for a decade. They don’t realize that their liberties have been supplanted by a Gestapo Police State. Few understand that hard economic times are here to stay.
Paul Craig Roberts
The creation message has matured over the past three decades, as the discernment and understanding of creationist leaders has matured. More and more, the emphasis is on the foundational issue: compromise of Genesis ultimately undermines the gospel itself.
Ken Ham
I think we woefully failed to connect Britain to the growing Chinese economy in the previous decade, and I have sought to remedy that. China is now the sixth biggest trading partner with the UK. We have attracted now the lion’s share of Chinese investment that is going into Europe.
George Osborne
Peace, so elusive in the past many decades, now finally prevails all over the country.
Hun Sen
I believe we can prevent or delay most disease until the 9th or 10th decade. The goal is to prevent anything that can affect your quality of life prior to those years! By the time many of us get to the 9th or 10th decade, who knows where the new medical and science will take us? I am an optimist!
David Agus
This happens to me every couple of years. I’ll look at someone I respect and I’ll realize that he’s outworking me. It changes the way I behave for the next half decade.
Jay Mohr
As a Manhattan resident, I’m gutted by what certain landlords are doing, pushing folks who have lived in their apartments for decades out of their homes, as a greedy tactic to get more rent from newer tenants. It’s one of the most disgusting, inhumane things I’ve ever witnessed in my beautiful city.
Amanda Warren
Decades ago, Gerhard Richter found a painterly philosopher’s stone. Like Jackson Pollock before him, he discovered something that had been in painting all along, always overlooked or discounted.
Jerry Saltz
I’ve said it for four decades – work ‘on’ your business, not just ‘in’ your business!
Michael Gerber
We haven’t had a good energy policy in this country for decades and we’re trying to get one.
Paul Gillmor
Take agriculture, where we haven’t done much, or sanitation; saying, “okay, we will be able to make a really huge effort there.” It really energized the foundation and half of what we’ve gotten done in this last decade is because Warren [Buffett] trusted us.
Bill Gates
The desire to collect information on customers is not new for Target or any other large retailer, of course. For decades, Target has collected vast amounts of data on every person who regularly walks into one of its stores.
Charles Duhigg
For three decades, we have sought to solve the problems of unemployment through government planning, and the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan.
Ronald Reagan
I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you’d have to knuckle down. A lot of people in our generation did that. They didn’t drop out and run away
Julian Bond
I’ve spent the better part of two decades running both toward and away from an image – the Hollywood image – that had come to define me.
Gena Lee Nolin
Forget the historic nature of his election having to do with skin color – Obama has an opportunity offered to few presidents: the chance to set the course of the nation for decades, if not generations, to come. Who knows: perhaps in the near future, our grandchildren will spend money with Obama’s face on it.
Chuck Todd
Most challenges arise suddenly, with little warning. Climate change is different. For decades, we’ve known why global average temperatures are rising, why greenhouse gas concentrations are increasing, why the oceans are warming and weather patterns are growing more extreme.
Brian Deese
Two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and CEO has informed my view that our priorities must stress improving educational outcomes, rebuilding America’s infrastructure, lowering health care costs, addressing climate change, reforming immigration, and ushering in an advanced energy economy.
John Delaney
Religious minority communities in India have endured incidents of harassment, discrimination, intimidation and violent attacks for decades, often with little hope for justice.
Trent Franks
We’ll have infinite bandwidth in a decade’s time.
Bill Gates
Nothing evades our attention as persistently as that which we take for granted… the decades roll on without even a suggestion that perhaps the whole matter must be rethought
Marion Brady
It’s not going to be easy; Enterprise IT has spent decades growing a defensive culture based on the premise that you only get noticed when you screw up, so that must be avoided at all costs.
Tim Bray
Alex Jones is not the first broadcaster targeted by intolerant left-wing activists. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, and others have all been targeted, and they’ve been fighting against censorship for decades.
Jesse Lee Peterson
For, behind the scenes, halfway around the world in Mexico, were two decades of aggressive research on wheat that not only enabled Mexico to become self-sufficient with respect to wheat production but also paved the way to rapid increase in its production in other countries.
Norman Borlaug
It seems superfluous to constrain trading in some of the newer derivatives and other innovative financial contracts of the past decade. The worst have failed; investors no longer fund them and are not likely to in the future.
Alan Greenspan
In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes …
Melissa McCarthy
What drove me and kept me going over the decades? If I had to use a single word, it would be ‘curiosity.’
Eve Arnold
Many Palestinians have been living for decades in camps, disconnected from the environment in which they grew up, wallowing in poverty, in neglect, alienation, bitterness, and a deep, unrelenting sense of humiliation.
Ehud Olmert
Bitcoin, generally, is a great idea. Keeping wallets on smartphones is the worst idea of the decade
John McAfee
Decades go faster toward the end of a century.
Hortense Calisher
But we need to be very clear: because of our decades of collective denial, no gradual, incremental options are now available to us.
Naomi Klein
I’ve never been a big fan of the music-video style of editing movies that crept in the last few decades. I like stuff that’s able to take its time.
Frank Darabont
Mother’s particular devils had remained mysterious to me for decades. So had her past. Few born liars ever intentionally embark in truth’s direction, even those who believe that such a journey might axiomatically set them free.
Mary Karr
Actually criminal sanctions that are given could be up to five years for violating the rules and regulations under the campaign finance reform. This is like the Alien and Sedition Act of years and years ago, decades ago.
Jay Alan Sekulow
Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium.
Booth Tarkington
Students can spend their money better than government can. It should not require a federal loan and decades of debt for students to get a college degree. Price limits access – plain and simple.
Rick Scott
But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played a very significant role in maintaining the momentum of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War.
Joseph Rotblat
Time travel and teleportation will have to wait. It may take centuries to master these technology. But within the coming decades, we will understand dark matter, perhaps test string theory, find planets which can harbor life, and maybe have Brain 2.0, i.e. our consciousness on a disk which will survive even after we die.
Michio Kaku
I started as a black-and-white teenage photographer, and I’m still there decades after. In some ways, the genre is almost gone. I am thinking of true, stubborn, lifetime black-and-white photographers, as opposed to black-and-white as a photographic commodity.
Hedi Slimane
Through the last few decades it [the art object] has been ripped off the wall and twisted through every conceivable permutation, yet back to the wall it insists on going.
Ashley Bickerton
What drove me and kept me going over the decades? If I had to use a single word, it would be ‘curiosity.
Eve Arnold
For decades, free nations tolerated oppression in the Middle East for the sake of stability. In practice, this approach brought little stability and much oppression, so I have changed this policy.
George W. Bush
Creating any type of art is all about mood. I’ve been making extreme music in one fashion or another for decades. And truthfully, Down has a big enough fan base to where I could remain content to do only that, but music is a vast territory and I am an explorer. And I’m a lover of all things considered extreme in music.
Phil Anselmo
I am offering you a real commitment— a place in my life forever. Even if our relationship ended, our tie to each other never would. Let me make you a vampire, Leila, and watch decades slide by like days while you’re by my side.
Jeaniene Frost
In the next decade we plan to create the first gender balance engineering school in Africa. We believe women should be part of the solution.
Patrick Awuah, Jr.
Banks and investors have poured money into dirty energy and high-carbon for decades. While no single policy is a magic bullet for the climate crisis, there is also no way of solving it that doesn’t involve a fundamental reimagining of the role of our financial system.
Caroline Lucas
Leading a human life is a full-time occupation, to which everyone devotes decades of intense concern.
Thomas Nagel
A collection, for me, is a book of very diverse stories that somehow speak to each other, across wide geography, across time, years, decades.
Peter Orner
So we are left with a stark choice: allow climate disruption to change everything about our world, or change pretty much everything about our economy to avoid that fate. But we need to be very clear: because of our decades of collective denial, no gradual, incremental options are now available to us.
Naomi Klein
I’m fascinated by the way early experiences haunt and revisit you, remain present in your life for decades and decades – they can even shape who you ultimately become.
Khaled Hosseini
Think about the decade after Iraq, not just the day after.
Joe Biden
As anchorman of the CBS Evening News, I signed off my nightly broadcasts for nearly two decades with a simple statement: ‘And that’s the way it is.’ To me, that encapsulates the newsman’s highest ideal: to report the facts as he sees them, without regard for the consequences or controversy that may ensue.
Walter Cronkite
Today [ Sun Tzu] ideas are not widely applied, at least among Islamic dissidents, whose profligate use of indiscriminate terrorism appears to limit the appeal of their ideas rather than to “win hearts and minds,” as the Vietminh and the National Liberation Front did in Vietnam so many decades ago.
William J. Duiker
Conservatives have been using poor black and Latino children as mascots in the voucher crusade for a decade.
Cynthia Tucker
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana does not give anyone the right to deny services to anyone in this state. It is simply a balancing test used by our federal courts and jurisdictions across the country for more than two decades.
Mike Pence
I am very proud of my public record and the many accomplishments of my office. It has been a tremendous honor to represent the 6th District of Texas for over three decades, but now it is time to step aside and let there be a new voice.
Joe Barton
Decades of Saddam’s rule made what could have been a fairly rich country, due to its oil reserves, into a very poor one.
Chris Kyle
This is the most historic moment in Supreme Court history in our lifetime, no question about it. These are justices who are going to serve for decades.
Jay Alan Sekulow
Life is not something to be lived through: it is something to be lived up to. It is a privilege, not a penal servitude of so many decades on earth.
William George Jordan
Every decade of my life I attempted to write a novel. But I had nothing to say. I was far too self-absorbed, and now I realize I was writing for others, so that they’d applaud me, see my genius, tell me how wonderful I am, or be jealous of my success.
Louise Penny
After two decades of personal finance reporting, I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not saving money. That said, none of them really hold up – at least over the long term.
Jean Chatzky
When I came to Congress in 1993, the traditional idea that all politics stopped at the water’s edge was alive and well. Americans had been unified for the previous four decades against the threat from the former Soviet Union and communism.
Pete Hoekstra
Tax reform has been a congressional priority for decades. It should be a bipartisan issue. I don’t know why anyone in Congress would want their constituents to pay more.
Matt Gaetz
We usually overestimate what we think we can accomplish in one year-but we grossly underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade.
Tony Robbins
A very few musicians passed across all decades. In terms of trumpet playing, Louis Armstrong does it of course but Sweets [Edison] is right up there too. He is unique, in every sense of the term.
Freddie Hubbard
Mention the name George W. Bush in mixed company, and you’re likely to spark a lot of debate and emotion – hot and cold, good and bad. Not a lot of neutral reaction. He was elected in the most controversial contest in American electoral history and governed during one of the most tumultuous decades.
Mark McKinnon
Tape is the archiving champ and has been for decades. Reliable, less expensive than disks and available in large-scale robotic systems that store petabytes.
Robert Harris
Technologies for stimulating the brain and controlling the mind can have benefits, but they have a dark side that military and intelligence planners have been exploiting for decades
Nick Begich
There is an anatomical dysfunction in today’s Lebanon, and we have been stuck in a socio-political vicious circle for decades.
Lucien Bourjeily
People are very appreciative, and I’m always thrilled at how long the ‘Morse’ films have lasted. They seem to have an afterlife that goes on and on for decades, which is touching.
Kevin Whately
For decades, the men at Area 51 thought they’d take their secrets to the grave. At the height of the Cold War, they cultivated anonymity while pursuing some of the country’s most covert projects. Conspiracy theories were left to popular imagination.
Annie Jacobsen
Jazz has an audience all around the globe and has had for many decades, I think speaking of the United States, let’s say that what we need is more of an official recognition.
Sonny Rollins
I am a futurist, projecting trends in science into the next decades and century, but ironically my two daughters – one is a neuroscientist and the other is a pastry chef – tell me that my taste in music is positively prehistoric.
Michio Kaku
Irrespective of our foreign policies, for decades, other nations and peoples could see, in the United States, a strong democracy that could maintain social cohesion, welcome immigrants of all backgrounds, and count on stable institutions.
Ben Rhodes
Eden Robinson is one of those rare artists who comes to writing with a skill and maturity that has taken the rest of us decades to achieve.
Thomas King
The nineties, ecstatic decade!
Zadie Smith
Michael Jackson was not an artist who comes along once in a decade, a generation, or a lifetime. He was an artist who comes along only once, period… He raised the bar and then BROKE the bar!
Berry Gordy
There are simply too many Academy members who were voted in during a less inclusive era and still remain a large voting bloc even though they haven’t worked in the field for decades.
Roger Ross Williams
During the three decades of its existence, the effectiveness of the United Nations has, on the whole, tended to decrease, particularly in the field of peace and security and, more generally, all issues in which the developed countries feel they have important stakes.
Gunnar Myrdal
I take almost no notes when I write. I have one notebook – this old green leather notebook that my dad gave me a decade ago.
Nicole Krauss
In Iran, education is not a given at all. For decades, in fact, the Iranian government has been systematically depriving members of the Baha’i faith their right to higher education, attempting to bar their advancement and marginalize them in Iranian society.
Penn Badgley
When E.U. governments are able to agree on political and economic policies, they will remain a superpower to influence the Americans, the Russians, Indians and Chinese over the coming decades. Britain on its own would resume the decline which continued through most of the 20th century.
Kenneth Clarke
The computer field is intoxicated with change. We have seen galloping growth over a period of four decades and it still does not seem to be slowing down. The field is not mature yet and already it accounts for a significant percentage of the Gross National Product both directly and indirectly.
Fernando J. Corbato
I think a lot of people have an idea of virtual reality from science fiction, books and movies that have been out over the last couple of decades.
Brendan Iribe
In all of these years, you know, the Obamacare bill itself had been written for 30 years and it’s a Democrat wet dream. They’ve had it in a drawer modifying it for decades waiting for somebody to come along and actually implement it and sign it.
Rush Limbaugh
If a severe pandemic materializes, all of society could pay a heavy price for decades of failing to create a rational system of health care that works for all of us.
Irwin Redlener
My goal is to have a simple lottery to help our people and solve a decades old problem dealing with our general fund, particularly Medicaid. Let us solve this together and allow the people in your district the right to be a part of the process with a vote.
Robert J. Bentley
I think our immigrants are a strength for us in San Diego. I think it’s a strength in our communities in California. Our immigrant community in San Diego has been part of the fabric of our city for decades, and it’s one that I’m proud of.
Kevin Faulconer
There are several factors in modern society that contribute to loneliness. One is that we are more mobile than we have been in decades past, which is fantastic in many respects, but also leads to us to move away from communities that we grew up with and got to know over time.
Vivek Murthy
For decades I’d flit from drawing table to typewriter to guitar with no sense of strain or contradiction. They all exercised the same psychic muscle (the Imagination), and working in one medium refreshed my appetite for the others.
Peter Blegvad
People might like to think a war is done when a cease fire is signed, but for most people who lived through a war it goes on for decades.
Nguyen Viet Thang
To be able to play a couple of decades, I never thought I’d play that long.
Adam Vinatieri
I feel strongly, because a man who will himself die one day in the not to distant future and, also, as a psychiatrist who spent decades dealing with death anxiety, that confronting death allows us, not to open some noisome, Pandora’s box, but to re-enter life in a richer, more compassionate manner.
Irvin D. Yalom
The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual.
Philip Zimbardo
Fighting crime requires a partnership between the police and the community. And we all know that this partnership has been tested in Chicago. It is a problem that has festered in this city for decades.
Rahm Emanuel
Watching ‘Girls,’ it was really angering for me at first, because I really had spent decades hiding unlikable, unattractive Jewish girls in likable, attractive, non-Jewish actors and characters.
Jill Soloway
‘Normal Life’ looks at the current moment in trans politics, understanding that it is often assumed that trans resistance strategies should mimic the lesbian and gay legal rights frameworks that have become so visible in recent decades.
Dean Spade
If you do live shows long enough as a comedian, you can still hear that rhythm of laughing. It’s ingrained in you, and it’s not something you can really teach somebody. It comes from doing hours and hours and hours and years and decades on stage, performing in front of live crowds.
Bill Burr
I love ‘Shameless’ as a fan. But I love lots of television. And as an ensemble, I have never seen a group of people put on screen what ‘Shameless’ – the ‘Shameless’ cast as an ensemble and as individuals – in decades.
Shanola Hampton
Proud parents document the arrival and growth of their future CIA officer in all forms of social media that the world can access for decades to come.
David Petraeus
I look fine. I’ve had no surgery apart from an operation I had decades ago to remove the fat under my eyes. My mum looked 30 when she was 60, so I guess I owe it all to genes and hair dye.
David Cassidy
If in previous decades large historic events drew people together and oriented them toward collective action, the recent double trend toward greater choice but less security leads the young to see their lives in more individual terms. Big events collectivize. Little events atomize.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Americans from all walks of life have voiced their deep frustration with Washington’s seeming inability to get anything constructive done. For decades, they have watched politicians talk a good game while failing to deliver.
Thom Tillis
The net’s future is far from assured, and history offers much warning. Within a few decades of Gutenberg’s creation, princes and priests moved to restrict the right to print books.
Vint Cerf
If a superior alien civilization sent us a message saying, ‘We’ll arrive in a few decades’, would we just reply, ‘OK, call us when you get here – we’ll leave the lights on’? Probably not – but this is more or less what is happening with AI.
Stephen Hawking
I think the economic empowerment of women that has been growing over the past decade is at the ‘inflection point’ with this global recession. Women are, we believe, the solution for their families in their ability to go out and increase household income.
Andrea Jung
I started blogging a decade ago because I like blogging. Writing’s a kind of lonely thing to do and I liked the idea of demystifying the process because I loved it as a kid and teenager and as somebody who wanted desperately to write.
Neil Gaiman
Biologics must be grown in living systems – fermented, for example, in large vats of bacteria cells. This makes them hard to replicate. For decades, biologics weren’t subject to competition from copycat generic medicines, even once patents and exclusivities had lapsed on originals.
Scott Gottlieb
[My favorite decade] probably the ’60s, because there were hardly any rules and heroin hadn’t shown up, so people hadn’t started dying. It was incredibly upbeat, and we almost did change the world. I guess that was the best one .
Lemmy Kilmister
Whatever you fill your brain with and whoever you spend your time with… will determine your life a decade from now.
John Spence
Saudi Arabia is, of course, the keystone of OPEC. Saudi Arabia has had the distinction of remaining stable through all the escalating tumult of recent decades, reliably pumping out its roughly 10 million barrels a day like Bossy the cow in America’s oil import barn.
James Howard Kunstler
I’ve spent more than a decade channeling information for and about men. I’m able to come and use this information, with the help of the research, to hand over the keys to the kingdom to women.
David Zinczenko
In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!
Edmund Husserl
I’ve aged. ‘Patagonia’ has robbed me of a decade of my life.
Matthew Rhys
The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, droughts and floods is in line with what climate scientists have been predicting for decades – and evidence is mounting that what’s happening is more severe than predicted, and will get far worse still if we fail to act.
David Suzuki
Elections themselves do not necessarily lead to more corporate uncertainty – quite the reverse, stable democracies create a reliable environment. And elections have caused hardly any change in the basic economic framework in the last few decades.
Nicholas Bloom
Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration, as we need an entire army of companies to work together to build a better world within the next few decades. This means corporations must embrace the benefits of cooperating with one another.
Simon Mainwaring
Moreover, for decades we have been prone to far greater swings in the economic cycle than our continental counterparts. It has been boom and bust….Under this Government, there is an entirely new framework for economic management in place.
Tony Blair
With our mad lust for Uniformity and a Higher Standard of Living and Expanding Markets, we go to a country like Afghanistan and cruelly try to jerk her forward two thousand years in two decades, giving no thought to the profound shock this must be to her national psychology.
Dervla Murphy
I also take pleasure in the so-called negative power in Grotjahn’s work. That is, I love his paintings for what they are not. Unlike much art of the past decade, Grotjahn isn’t simply working from a prescribed checklist of academically acceptable, curator-approved ‘isms’ and twists.
Jerry Saltz
Prison is the only form of public housing that the government has truly invested in over the past 5 decades
Marc Lamont Hill
For decades, Wall Street has charged companies a standard fee of 7 percent to sell their shares to the public.
Alex Berenson
The climate system is being pushed hard enough that change will become obvious to the man in the street in the next decade.
James Hansen
Too many young people graduate laden with debts that take years, if not decades, to pay off.
Robert Reich
But liberals love to drape themselves in decades-old glories they had nothing to do with.
Ann Coulter
There have been decades of failed policies: zero tolerance, harassment and people being locked up for small crimes — policies that drive a divide between communities and law enforcement. So many people feel like they are voiceless, that they’ve been dehumanized. What we saw in the riots is a result of that.
Marilyn Mosby
A decade is a long time to be doing anything, much less to be with the same guys, chasing after the same goals.
Mike Shinoda
I’ve loved him for a decade. And I had him for one day before I made a complete and utter mess of things. Or he did. I’m still not sure about that.
Sarah MacLean
In my particular case foreign policy happens to be my hobby, my consuming interest. I had spent decades studying it.
Henry A. Kissinger
In 70s America, protest used to be very effective, but in subsequent decades municipalities have sneakily created a web of “overpermiticisation” – requirements that were designed to stifle freedom of assembly and the right to petition government for redress of grievances, both of which are part of our first amendment.
Naomi Wolf
My modus operandi after working for a decade as a self-funding freelancer, was to spend as little money as possible to get the job done, even if it was on someone else’s nickel.
Peter Menzel
Reaching a general understanding that sustainability is the ultimate issue will finally bring us face-to-face with the political challenge of forging a sustainable society during the next few decades. It is a challenge we can meet if we have the leadership and the political will to do so.
Gaylord Nelson
I’ve been interested in pandemics for decades. I even made a four-part series for Channel 4 UK and SBS called ‘Invisible Enemies’ which screened in the early 90s.
Norman Swan
Livelihoods and whole communities throughout the Murray-Darling Basin have been imperilled by the workings of drought, fire, flood, acid mud and human action over many decades. In the rescues and the cleanups and the long hauls, I see the same attitude over and again. People just rally and get on with it.
Quentin Bryce
How much sweeter life would be if it all happened in reverse, if, after decades of disappointments, you finally arrived at an age when you had conceded nothing, when everything was possible.
Karen Thompson Walker
I have been acting over 3 decades now, so I think after all these years of experience I can get into any character very smoothly.
Satish Kaushik
They were two and a half decades in which Brazil had no capacity to invest in infrastructure. Just to give you an idea, in 1989, we had in Brazil about 50,000 project-engineering businesses. When I took office, there were just 8,000. Universities were no longer turning out engineers.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Ahead now, I think you’ll see the big nations shrink back into their own corners of the world. I’m not saying we’ll see no international trade, but it will be nothing like the conveyer belt from China to Wal-Mart that we’ve known the last few decades. And the prospects for conflict are very, very high.
James Howard Kunstler
Although being economics editor sounds impressive, it does not mean I actually edit anything. It mainly reflects two decades of title-inflation at the BBC, which has given ever more status to senior reporters, presumably because it is cheaper to do that than to offer higher pay.
Evan Davis
For decades, scholars have studied the ways in which implicit biases affect how we perceive other people in this multiethnic society of ours. The data consistently shows that about 90 percent of us possess some implicit prejudices – and, unsurprisingly, people typically favor their own group.
J. D. Vance
I had no clue the songs from my films almost three decades ago are still popular.
Neelam Kothari
The movement towards radical transparency and accountability has been gaining steam for several decades.
Heather Brooke
The first thing I think about when I wake up most mornings is the fact that I’m tired. I have been tired for decades. I am tired in the morning and I am tired while becalmed in the slough of the afternoon, and I am tired in the evening, except right when I try to go to sleep.
Susan Orlean
An intriguing paradox of the 1990s is that it isn’t called a decade of greed.
Paul Samuelson
If I lose my job at a furniture factory where I’ve worked for decades, no amount of cheaper toys and raincoats at Wal-Mart is going to make me whole again.
David Autor
You have won the Cold War. … [Your] underappreciated valor [helped] topple the Berlin Wall, and bring down dictators the world over. … For the past four decades the world behind the Iron Curtain … looked to Americans for hope, and America looked to you to get the job done. Today, the free world says thank you.
Bob Dole
I’ve been involved in the Conservative party for two decades. I’ve fought for the party. I have an unusual background – I’m not your typical Tory recruit. I’ve spent a long time evangelising about why people should look at the Conservative party seriously.
Sam Gyimah
Every baby born
unloved, unwanted, is a bill that will come
due in twenty years with interest, an anger
that must find a target, a pain that will
beget pain. A decade downstream a child
screams, a woman falls, a synagogue is torched,
a firing squad is summoned, a button
is pushed and the world burns.
Marge Piercy
I learned in my four decades in Washington that one person can make a difference.
Liz Carpenter
I think the 20s are a vastly overrated decade. We promise kids that once they get out of school, life will begin and their dreams will come true. But then comes the struggle.
Tyne Daly
I tried to salvage the situation with the Republican Party for a long time. We’ve had for decades a departure from the fundamental values of the Republican Party and from America.
Richard Painter
There is a lot of bad architecture. What we need more is to look at how our landscape should look in the next decades.
Dieter Rams
Ever since I left Greece more than two decades ago, it has been my dream to return and perform at the Acropolis. This project took more than a year and a half to plan and accomplish, and I would like to thank my band and crew and the scores of people involved in helping my dream become a reality.
For Americans living in places like Braddock, I believe the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is perhaps the last, best chance to help overcome the injustice and harm that the decades steeped in a laissez-faire orthodoxy have wrought.
John Fetterman
In the United States, after World War II, it took about two decades for the message to slowly seep in that inflation was going to be a permanent fact of the American way of life.
Murray Rothbard
I shut the bathroom door and caught sight of my face in the mirror. I had no idea how quickly it was to change, to fade. If I had, I would have stared at my reflection, memorizing it. It was the last time I would look into a real mirror for more than a decade.
Ruta Sepetys
The building is absolutely stunning. It is a magnificent and important piece of architecture that contributes greatly to the cultural landscape of Washington. It is one the best designed buildings in D.C. in the last decade.
Zelda Fichandler
The key is to embrace disruption and change early. Don’t react to it decades later. You can’t fight innovation.
Ryan Kavanaugh
Being a father is like directing Alien or Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It’s much more difficult than directing an episode of TV. Also, directing a show or movie lasts a few months at most, parenting lasts for decades.
Misha Collins
And while seeing Trent in his tighty-whities would make my decade, I’d found out long ago that I couldn’t stay mad at a man wearing nothing but underwear. They looked so charmingly vulnerable.
Kim Harrison
The decimation of Lebanon was showing up in Chicago as a series of restaurants and little shops, just as the destruction of Vietnam had been visible here a decade earlier. If you never read the news but ate out a lot you should be able to tell who was getting beaten up around the world.
Sara Paretsky
The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency and helping put that country back together after decades of repression.
Ike Skelton
We’ve been a city that, for many decades, has produced talent that we’ve lost to bigger cities. That’s something we want to recapture.
Francis X. Suarez
For more than two decades, I repeatedly voiced the mantra that – situated as we are virtually on the coastline of the world’s richest economy – Jamaica has no reason to be poor.
Edward Seaga
Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the world’s most influential living moral philosophers. He has written 30 books on ethics and held a variety of professorial chairs over the past four decades in North America.
John Cornwell
A striking feature of financial service activities during the past few decades is that the financial transactions essential to the operation of the ‘real’ economy has become increasingly dwarfed by speculative activity.
Peter Dicken
Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes to sex education and understanding their bodies.
Sue Johanson
Roaming the world as a foreign correspondent for more than a decade, I was able to observe how a variety of vastly different nations organized themselves economically. The inescapable conclusion was that no politician anywhere on the planet has ever actually created a rupee’s worth of prosperity.
Louis Rukeyser
I think the early years, the first decade of your life, is the most formative in a way.
Tom Hiddleston
The British Empire passed quickly and with less humiliation than its French and Dutch counterparts, but decades later, the vicious politics of partition still seems to define India and Pakistan.
Pankaj Mishra
I’ll admit, when I look back on the past couple decades, a lot of it seems like a blur.
Boston had the first public library, Liverpool had the first lending library. Both cities have pioneered medical advancements during the decades and both have the largest economic powers in the world exactly 213 miles to the south by car.
John W. Henry
For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant – Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world – including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.
Barack Obama
Indeed, the quantity of PCBs still in use plus the quantity still languishing in waste dumps exceeds the total amount that has already escaped into the general environment. Without a program to recall and contain them, semivolatile PCBs will continue to insinuate themselves into the food chain for decades.
Sandra Steingraber
Egypt is kind of like the Hollywood of the Middle East. I mean, we had cinema maybe decades before the other Arab countries ever got independence.
Bassem Youssef
Cancer is like the common cold; there are so many different types. In the future we’ll still have cancer, but we’ll detect it very, very early, so that it won’t kill anybody. We’ll zap it at the molecular level decades before it grows into a tumor.
Michio Kaku
Let me close by bearing witness (and my nine decades on this earth fully qualify me to say this) that the older I get, the more I realize that family is the center of life and is the key to eternal happiness.
L. Tom Perry
The whole process of getting licenses to broadcast, which took place decades ago, was done behind closed doors by powerful lobbies, and wealthy commercial interests got all the licenses with no public input, no congressional input for that matter.
Robert Waterman McChesney
Although the needs of babies have changed very little over the millennia, over the past decades, female equality in education and occupational opportunities has altered maternal expectations. This renders baby-care requirements discordant with ambition for many mothers, and produces heartfelt dilemmas for others.
Joan Raphael-Leff
Over the past several decades, a growing number of investors have been choosing to put their money in funds that screen companies for their environmental and labor records. Some socially responsible investors are starting to add free expression and privacy to their list of criteria.
Rebecca MacKinnon
The year I was born, 1955, the first big disease-eradication program in the world was declared for malaria. After about a decade of work, they realized that, at least in the tropical areas, they did not have the tools to get it done.
Bill Gates
In the past few decades, there has been a revolution in how we perceive the body. What appears to be an object, a three-dimensional anatomical structure, is actually a process, a constant flow of energy and information.
Deepak Chopra
The work is important and essential and I’ve had a therapist myself for decades and it’s important work, but I knew that I wanted to work with people who are more functioning and that’s when I decided to pursue my performance career full-time.
Kelly Carlin-McCall
The City of London and Wall Street are not going to be great places to be in the next two or three decades. It’s going to be the people who produce real goods in charge – the farmers and the miners.
Jim Rogers
‘Firepower’ is the eighteenth full-length studio album for Judas Priest. That’s a lot of metal songs over the decades, and the writing process is always the same, really.
Rob Halford
Why are people so supportive of him [Osama bin Laden] in many countries? Hes been out in these countries for decades building roads, building schools, building infrastructure, building day care facilities, building health care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful.
Patty Murray
The Immigration Act of 1924 closed our doors to virtually all non-European immigrants – a great wrong that was not rectified for decades.
Max Boot
For many decades, Myanmar was on the receiving end of very public diplomatic scoldings, often backed up by sanctions.
Najib Razak
Music is art, art is life, and we are who we are, and all of these aforementioned women, unless they should choose not to, will be performing well into the next many decades because they are great artists.
Lara St. John
For decades, life expectancy steadily rose in Britain: and then, suddenly, just as the Tories took power and imposed austerity, this improvement ground to a halt.
Owen Jones
I think the first word of caution is; It’s not the kind of market where you need to jump in immediately on these downs. We’ve trained investors so much over the past decade and a half: Buy the dip, buy the dip.
Liz Miller
If you have a good idea, get it out there. For every idea I’ve realized, I have ten I sat on for a decade till someone else did it first. Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.
Joss Whedon
If the United States were to cut and run from Iraq, we would send a message of weakness that would embolden our terrorist enemies across the globe. A failed Iraq would destabilize the entire region and undermine U.S. national security for decades to come.
Dennis Cardoza
The heart of the security agenda is protecting lives – and we now know that the number of people who will die of AIDS in the first decade of the 21st Century will rival the number that died in all the wars in all the decades of the 20th century.
Al Gore
Decades later I would look into my father’s eyes and try to reach past the murkiness of Alzheimer’s with my words, my apology, hoping that in his heart he heard me and understood.
Patti Davis
Looking at the world as a whole, the drift for many decades has been not towards anarchy but towards the reimposition of slavery. We may be heading not for general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity.
George Orwell
The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
Camille Paglia
The style developed over decades, really, but I started out writing pretty traditional stories, then became impatient. It was a writer named Russell Edson who showed me that one could write in any way at all.
Lydia Davis
In this era, we have more choice than any group of people ever. When you are out at night, anyone in the universe can contact you instantly. Think about how crazy that is compared to even a few decades ago.
Aziz Ansari
FedEx is another company that’s passionate. When it absolutely, positively has to get there is such a great, aspirational phrase. And FedEx used it for almost a decade to communicate the passion of delivering a package. The more passionate you are, the more successful you are.
Frank Luntz
Duncan Aldrich has been my partner in most recording projects, and touring projects, for the past decade.
Warren Zevon
Obama and the Democrats’ preposterous argument is that we are just one more big tax increase away from solving our economic problems. The inescapable conclusion, however, is that the primary driver of the short-term deficit is not tax cuts but the lack of any meaningful economic growth over the last half decade.
Bob Beauprez
The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the real world. To be ‘othered’ within the industry is a reflection of where we have been cast in the outside world, existing in the margins of society for decades witnessing cisgendered, heterosexual whiteness as the clearly defined default to which we must cater.
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
I personally think money in politics on any level is horrible. I’d like to see a set amount and have every candidate spend it. Have it be completely transparent. But actually getting to that spot, as we have learned through all the legislation over the decades, is very difficult.
Rick Santelli
I have been fighting to protect women’s healthcare and reproductive rights for decades.
J. B. Pritzker
When I came out publicly, some photo editors had a field day searching for pictures of me with a limp wrist or some other stereotypical gay signifier – as though, after decades in the public eye, they’d suddenly come across a trove of shots where I looked like a Cher impersonator.
James McGreevey
More may have been learned about the brain and the mind in the 1990s – the so-called decade of the brain – than during the entire previous history of psychology and neuroscience.
Antonio Damasio
Decades of anti-migrant rhetoric in parliament and the press has resulted in few voters having realistic ideas of the genuine level of migration, on both a national level and in their local community.
Dawn Foster
Older couples bring obligations such as support payments and debt as well as decades of financial experience to a marriage.
Jean Chatzky
For decades, universities have nurtured the most lunatic forms of feminism, denying the biological differences between males and females, promoting the idea that Western civilization is endemically sexist, and encouraging in their students ever-more-delusional forms of victimhood.
Heather Mac Donald
We often discuss housing refugees, but not how you help return refugees back to their home countries. As a result, in a post-disaster or post-conflict situation, we end up with intractable refugee camps that end up staying for decades.
Cameron Sinclair
The heart of the security agenda is protecting lives, and we now know that the number of people who will die of AIDS in the first decade of the 21st Century will rival the number that died in all the wars in all the decades of the 20th century.
Al Gore
Investigations during the last few decades have brought hydrogen instead of carbon, and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life, into the foreground.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
I think the people who’ve been the most overconfident in our business in the last decade have been the people that called themselves risk managers.
Richard Thaler
There is no debating that, under President Obama, corporate profits are at their highest levels in decades.
Juan Williams
They say you can do honest, sincere work for decades, but you’re given in general a 10-year period when what you do touches the zeitgeist – when you’re relevant. And I’m aware of that, and I don’t want my time to go by.
Alexander Payne
After a decade of war you have this Pentagon-military apparatus run amok using resources that they shouldn’t be to try to manipulate U.S. public opinion.
Michael Hastings
The web is just going to be one more of those major change factors that businesses face every decade.
Steve Jobs
This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades.
Jerry Costello
This is a great position to be in. I don’t really believe there is any fighter, in any decade that can be in my position of luxury that I’ve been in for many years.
Bernard Hopkins
But while capitalism may be a convenient scapegoat, it didВ notВ cause any of these problems. Indeed, whatever one wishes to call the unruly mixture of freedom and government controls that made up our economic and political system during the last three decades, one cannot call it capitalism.
Yaron Brook
You have to consider that countries have now joined the EU that had no sovereignty for decades, countries like Poland, or others that weren’t even countries, like the Baltic states. Independence is especially important for these states.
Lech Kaczynski
There’s no doubt that in the last two to three decades, American democracy has been hacked. It was based on the regular harvesting of the wisdom of crowds, but now big sources of special interest money are able to prevent the passage of almost any meaningful reform that’s aimed at the public interest.
Al Gore
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
Desmond Tutu
I have been a practitioner of tough politics for many decades. There is little that amazes me and even less that shocks me.
Ed Rollins
Evangelicals have, for decades, believed that the country was more conservative than not, more Christian than not. The bipartisanship on religious liberty and the civic faith of the country was conducive to that. Now they’ve woken up to a reality in the Obama years that this was a polite fiction.
Ben Domenech
Companies like GE and Procter & Gamble have been in business for a long time. Over decades or a century you’re bound to figure out a management structure that works.
Barry Diller
Do liberals think nations such as Canada, Japan, Britain and Australia are pursuing ‘racist’ immigration policies? All have had merit-based immigration systems in place for decades.
Mercedes Schlapp
Other countries have been taking advantage of America for decades – decades, and decades, and decades, folks. And we’re not going to let that happen anymore. Not going to let it happen.
Donald Trump
Leg locomotion was, for decades, thought to be an incredibly difficult problem. There has been very, very painstakingly slow progress there, and robots that essentially lumbered along at one step every 15 seconds and occasionally fell over.
Stuart J. Russell
There are decades in the making of the one man of renown; Multitudes that go unnoticed who must wreathe for him a crown.
Christopher Paolini
Human myopia cannot be overcome simply by well-meaning attempts to build [climate] models that purport to peer decades and centuries ahead. Action taken now, in anticipation of supposed long run trends, may concentrate on the wrong issues and make matters worse rather than better.
Colin Robinson
By heralding President Xi Jinping’s accession to permanent leadership, soliciting Vladimir Putin’s reentry into the Group of Seven, and declaring that Kim Jong Un is ‘beloved by his people,’ Trump legitimizes the very behavior that U.S. presidents opposed for decades.
Ben Rhodes
There is a sociology of horses, as well as a psychology. It is most evident in the world of horse racing, where many horses are gathered together, where year after year, decade after decade, they do the same, rather simple thing – run in races and try to win.
Jane Smiley
I now suspect that just as a deer herd lives in mortal fear of its wolves, so does a mountain live in mortal fear of its deer. And perhaps with better cause, for while a buck pulled down by wolves can be replaced in two or three years, a range pulled down by too many deer may fail of replacement in as many decades.
Aldo Leopold
During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed.
Jonathan Kozol
After decades of declining influence on the affairs of the world, there is once again a widespread consideration of spritual principles as an antidote to the pain of our times.
Marianne Williamson
It’s a common case with high-growth startups where the co-founding team breaks up – generally, it’s hard to get the team to persist. It’s easy to stick with it when you have known the person for decades either as a friend or family.
Patrick Collison
The UDHR has become an iconic document over the course of more than six decades, the starting point for discussions of whether or not the rights as set forth are truly universal or slanted to reflect the hegemony of Western values, especially those associated with liberal individualism.
Richard A. Falk
Where do you draw the line as a human being? Written record is only, what, a couple thousand years? And this scientific revolution is less than a hundred years. And computers only a few decades! We’ve changed so much. It’s amazing, the speed of changes.
Hiroshi Sugimoto
As a Latin man, obviously immigration has been a part of my culture for decades. [I] grew up understanding what you go through in order to come to this country and searching for that American dream.
Wilmer Valderrama
Remember: real politics isn’t about figureheads and seats in parliament. Real politics is about ideas. And there can be no doubt regarding the extreme ideas that have been gaining ground in the Netherlands for decades.
Rutger Bregman
I have struggled for decades now with the fear of and resistance to change – mostly in the realms of technology, transportation, and the ways people choose to communicate. If I had a theme song, it would be that lovely song ‘I’m Old-Fashioned,’ as sung by Ella Fitzgerald.
Julia Glass
When the new wave of terrorism came on the modern world, which is the late 1960s, early 1970s, I think we spent about a decade, the United States and our allies, trying to figure out how to deal with it.
Paul Bremer
I would say the next imminent hot writers are often the writers from the decade before you were born.
Fiona Shaw
One intriguing subplot of the economic crisis is the failure of most economists to predict it. Here we have the most spectacular economic and financial crisis in decades – possibly since the Great Depression – and the one group that spends most of its waking hours analyzing the economy basically missed it.
Robert J. Samuelson
In February I secured permission to enter Osama bin Laden’s compound in the northern Pakistani city of Abbottabad, where he was killed and where he had lived for the last half-decade of his life; the first, and only, journalist to do so.
Peter Bergen
Popular culture, in all its crudeness, is the output of liberals. It is liberalism that for decades has rejected any protest as ‘censorship’ or ‘McCarthyism.’
Mona Charen
Labour long ago realised it could no longer automatically assume that it would win elections in Glasgow and other places where it has taken people’s votes for granted for decades – as we have seen across Scotland at local council and Holyrood elections.
Nicola Sturgeon
As wounded men may limp through life, so our war minds may not regain the balance of their thoughts for decades.
Frank Moore Colby
I have had and still do have every confidence in Paul Nitze, a man whom I have known for decades, one of the wisest servants of the American nation but always willing and capable of taking into account the interests of their allies, whoever: the British, or the French or the Germans or others.
Helmut Schmidt
I know I’m in the exceptional position of having money, but I didn’t have it for many decades. I’m always trying to get shows put on for 25 per cent less production costs.
Cameron Mackintosh
I can’t apply $3 billion in capital to the tech industry. It wouldn’t work. But in infrastructure, education, I can make a real difference. I can change someone’s life, for the better, permanently. If I can improve a kid’s education, I can increase their salary later on and for decades.
Dustin Moskovitz
Tesla has humiliated established carmakers with its brilliant vision. But Detroit, Turin, Stuttgart, and so on have understood scale as well as capital allocation for decades. Such gargantuan tasks could yet humiliate Tesla.
Adam Lashinsky
Decades of racist, dehumanizing immigration policies have created systems that have criminalized and traumatized our immigrant neighbors, friends, and families in St. Louis and across our country.
Cori Bush
The fake news is – I mean, as a tool of warfare – has been there for decades and decades and decades. It was never very well done until, really, the Ukraine, though I would say that the Russians used to complain about fake things to say the State Department.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
There is this giant void in the culture about women in that age group as heroines, as romantic beings, as sexual beings and as creative beings, and there’s not that void for men. Women don’t stop being all those things as their lives continue into those decades.
Naomi Wolf
Years now, decades, of visiting my parents behind bars taught me hard lessons about how broken the criminal justice system is – about how devoid of compassion it is. It’s not healing the harm that victims experience. It’s not rehabilitating people. And in many ways, it’s making us less safe.
Chesa Boudin
I love New York. But how much should it cost to call New York home? Decades of out-of-control budgets, spending hikes, and relentless borrowing have made New York simply too expensive.
Tom Golisano
The many woes that afflict out nation are rooted in the morally bankrupt paradigms of socialism, interventionism, and empire that have held our nation in their grip for decades and that the only real solution to such woes is libertarianism.
Jacob G. Hornberger
We often forget that Iran has a long tradition and history with the United States. Iranians have been coming to the United States as students for decades. American businessmen were in Iran developing the oil fields. …There was an American financial advisor to the Iranian government in the early part of the century.
Elaine Sciolino
Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack.
Todd Tiahrt
On Wall Street, the industry in which I grew up, a culture in which ‘my word is my bond’ shifted over the past few decades toward one where the big print can say ‘Free’ while the small print gives the real costs.
Sallie Krawcheck
For much of this decade, both Congressional and administration budget projections showed a decline in science and technology accounts of between 20 and 30 percent in real dollars. The real impact to date has been far less severe.
Charles M. Vest
Deep in the heart of Kentucky’s rugged Eastern Mountain region, there lives a woman who has fascinated and inspired me for two decades. She is known locally these days as ‘Mayor Nan’ – the octogenarian chief executive of Hazard and advocate for its 5,467 residents.
Elaine Chao
As we deal with a devastating climate crisis caused by decades of unchecked corporate greed, we need to center our children and their future.
Jamaal Bowman
All I would say is that I have been honored to serve my country for the past three decades and look forward to serving in other ways now that I am retired from the U.S. Army.
Michael T. Flynn
I was a student at Peking University for close to a decade, while a so-called ‘knowledge explosion’ was rapidly expanding. I was searching for not just knowledge, but also to mold a temperament, to cultivate a scholarly outlook.
Li Keqiang
The thought that all experience will be lost at the moment of my death makes me feel pain and fear… What a waste, decades spent building up experience, only to throw it all away… We remedy this sadness by working. For example, by writing, painting, or building cities.
Umberto Eco
Obamacare arrived also because Republicans failed to persuade the public that we could address the avalanche of problems government had already created by decades of interfering with the health-care market.
Ben Sasse
I’ve thought of the independents as a stable industry for a little over two decades, and that’s because I stably worked in it, so I’ve understood it that way.
Samoa Joe
In the 1970s, ‘The Boys on the Bus’ exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus – and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust.
Michelle Malkin
Sri Lankans of every kind, overwhelmingly the poorest, have been bombed by one side or the other for decades.
Romesh Gunesekera
Egypt is the largest wheat importer in the world. In some part, this is due to irrigation issues and inhospitable climes. Egypt’s dependence on wheat is also partially because for decades it has been cheaper to import wheat, corn, soy and barley from the U.S. than to grow it locally.
Marcus Samuelsson
‘War and Peas’ by Michael Foreman, one of the great British children’s illustrators. His watercolours are so lovely you could almost eat them, just as members of the target audience have been trying to do for decades.
Tobias Hill
Lloyd Alexander’s tales were written and published when I was in diapers. Decades later, they remain utterly timeless for me. I cannot recommend them enough.
James A. Moore
The one thing I’ve done all my life, and I study it and I dedicated pretty much all of my time for the past two decades, is dancing.
Artem Chigvintsev
English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
To recover from the current economic downturn, it has been estimated that we need to create on the order of 17 million to 20 million new jobs in the coming decade…And it’s very hard to imagine where those jobs are going to come from unless we seriously get busy reinventing manufacturing.
Susan Hockfield
I saw more stupid people in graduate school and three decades in academia than I ever did who ran 100 acres without going broke.
Victor Davis Hanson
Blockbusters run the mainstream industry. We may never again have a decade like the 1970s, when directors were able to find such freedom.
Roger Ebert
There are genuine questions to be asked about why we now have the highest level of employment in many decades, contrary to the position during the boom-bust years of the Conservatives.
Douglas Alexander
It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was – and is – respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills.
Kevin Mitnick
It is despairing to consider that the cost and reliability of access to space have barely changed since the Apollo era over three decades ago. Yet in virtually every other field of technology, we have made great strides in reducing cost and increasing capability.
Elon Musk
At 86, I can easily look back to the last eight decades. Though memory often fails me now, so many images of the past are still clearly polished, and I can yet recall not just an abiding sense of place, but the keen smells, the sensory responses to the events of that past.
F. Sionil Jose
I am a writer (and one day I’ll be an author). For a long time I was a bookseller (who wrote) or a TV producer (who wrote), but for the last decade or so, its been “writer.”
Michael Scott
One of the high spots of the decade for me was offering the bill which culminated in the tax act of 1986, which brought rates down. That was the most difficult problem to solve: how to make the tax system of the United States more fair. We tried to make it simpler, but we failed on that one.
Donald T. Regan
In our private lives in the last decade, we’ve gone through enormous change that has affected everything, from the way we do business to how we view intelligence and attention. We have to rethink it all in a more interactive, networked, and collaborative way.
Cathy Davidson
My talent is getting things to work that people think are many decades in the future. I say we can make them happen now.
Rodney Brooks
The provision of healthcare in America has been a major policy issue for many decades. From the establishment of Medicare & Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act, we have struggled to find a solution for not just providing access to healthcare – but also becoming a healthier population.
Deb Haaland
Hoosiers have seen good paying jobs leave our state for decades because of NAFTA and other bad trade deals from Washington. President Trump is using tariffs as a negotiating tool to fix these problems that have been baked into the international economy for decades.
Mike Braun
That is a noble idea, though I think it far to generous,” Jupiter said. “Once a decade should be sufficient.” “I would rather be too generous than not in such cases.” “As you wish.” [One day, Atticus was amazed to discover that when Jupiter said, “As you wish,” what he really meant was “I love you.”]
Kevin Hearne
Every decade has its ABBA; that’s the proof that pop will always be around.
Gerry Beckley
People understand who Donald Trump is. There was a lawsuit against him for housing discrimination, racial discrimination against African-Americans that`s been in “The New York Times”. Decades ago with “The New York Times”.
Chris Hayes
We will either defend the rights of people and the earth, and for that we have to dismantle the rights that corporations have assigned to themselves, or corporations will in the next three decades destroy this planet, in terms of human possibilities.
Vandana Shiva
What does it mean for a civilisation to be a million years old? We have had radio telescopes and spaceships for a few decades; our technical civilisation is a few hundred years old … an advanced civilisation millions of years old is as much beyond us as we are beyond a bushbaby or a macaque
Carl Sagan
The value decade is upon us. If you can’t sell a top-quality product at the world’s lowest price, you’re going to be out of the game.
Jack Welch
I’d argue that in the last few decades in America, when people are asked what they hope the future will look like, they still turn to ‘Star Trek.’ They hope we put aside our differences and come together as humanity, that we rise above war, poverty, racism, and other problems that have beset us.
Ronald D. Moore
Scientists have been warning about global warming for decades. It’s too late to stop it now, but we can lessen its severity and impacts.
David Suzuki
We weren’t trying to just go public and get rich. There was no near-term thing. It always was this many-decades thing where there were no shortcuts and we’d sort of put one foot in front of the other.
Bill Gates
For decades, many blacks were reluctant to pursue a profession that was associated with servitude. If you went to school, it was to become a lawyer or doctor. Older generations didn’t understand why one would spend money to learn how to chop, peel, dice, and saute vegetables when that trade could be taught at home.
Marcus Samuelsson
The European Union has decades of experience in overcoming crises and has always emerged stronger after.
Jean-Claude Juncker
Donald Trump has been both a peculiar and characteristic American figure for more than three decades. Inheriting a small New York real-estate development company from his father, he parlayed it not so much into a big real-estate company, but himself into a fantasy of a big real-estate developer.
Michael Wolff
The climate is nearing tipping points. Changes are beginning to appear and there is a potential for explosive changes, effects that would be irreversible, if we do not rapidly slow fossil-fuel emissions over the next few decades.
James Hansen
One of my most persistent, long-term fantasy wishes is not that I could fly or become invisible, but that I could make sound recording be invented decades or even centuries earlier than it was, so I could hear what people in the 1830s or 1750s actually sounded like.
Tom Reiss
Our decade of change has unleashed the ingenuity, creativity, and character of the most extraordinary people in the world – the people of this state, who come from every corner of the globe.
George Pataki
We will never know everything. But I think if we can learn within the next few decades to face the danger we all are in, I believe there will be tens of millions, maybe hundreds of millions, of human beings working wherever they are to do something good.
Pete Seeger
Numerous US. Government documents exist which indicate that these objects are real and have been involved with observing Earth for several decades.
Steven M. Greer
The largest source of greenhouse gases in the coming decades will not be the US, Western Europe and Japan, but the developing economies of East Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The coming eruption of carbon emissions from the poor world will dwarf any reductions in the North.
Ross Gelbspan
I was occupied by a range of questions, often different from those fashionable in the professional philosophy of the past half century, that have sometimes troubled philosophers in the past. It’s taken me several decades to work out my own philosophical agenda, and it is wide.
Philip Kitcher
Not surprisingly, some of the super-rich declined to join the Patriotic Millionaires when the Agenda Project reached out to them. At least two airily dismissed the Bush tax cuts for millionaires and above – which will cost well over $700 billion over the coming decade – as small potatoes.
Joe Conason
The Republican tax cut threatens to undercut both veterans health care and the veterans educational benefits that have been recognized for decades as not only the long-standing obligation of the Nation to its veterans, but also as the best recruiting incentives we can offer to keep our armed forces strong and sharp.
Lane Evans
What people don’t understand is that my dad isn’t up on the contemporary music scene. He’s been a legend for decades and he doesn’t know what’s going on right now, and he doesn’t need to.
Alexa Ray Joel
Within the next few years-a decade perhaps-we should be in a position to unlock new knowledge about life and matter so great that wholly new concepts of human life will follow in the wake of this new knowledge.
David Lilienthal
After decades of working in emergency rooms and intensive care units, I’ve learned how to keep my emotions in check and get the job done.
Ralph Northam
A massive new penal system has emerged in the past few decades – a penal system unprecedented in world history. It is a system driven almost entirely by race and class.
Michelle Alexander
Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is pain. I don’t want you to go through that. So what I’m trying to do is save you decades of time by bringing you the best.
Tony Robbins
New York is such an amazing place. It’s a city that I’ve wanted to live in since I was a little girl, my brother and I both. We both live here now and we’ve lived here for decades. My kids were born here.
Maya Wiley
I’m happy. I’ve had a great career. I adore my family. My closest friends from decades ago remain my closest friends.
Cristina Saralegui
We can choose a future where we export more products and outsource fewer jobs. After a decade that was defined by what we bought and borrowed, we’re getting back to basics, and doing what America has always done best: We’re making things again.
Barack Obama
Nondiscrimination has been the law of the land for over three decades, yet, in some workplaces, the standard for treatment of pregnant women has remained in the dark ages. Some are fired or demoted, with no hesitation, when a modest accommodation would allow them to continue to work and support their families.
Valerie Jarrett
I am generalizing, of course, but in hip-hop, it’s like you get this shine for using the word “pussy” a billion times, and I think that that’s weirdly healthier than not doing it at all – even though I really hope it ends soon because, you know, how many decades can we do that?
Justin Vernon
For decades, as literary editor, I have followed the growth of our creative writing in English. In my Solidaridad Bookshop, half of my stock consists of Filipino books written in English and in the native languages.
F. Sionil Jose
Throughout my life, I have publicly and privately denounced military interventions in domestic politics. In fact, I have been advocating for democracy for decades.
Fethullah Gulen
Let’s take the money that we’ve been spending on war over the last decade to rebuild America, roads, bridges schools. We do those things, not only is your future going to be bright but America’s future is going to bright as well.
Barack Obama
ComicsAlliance asked if I wanted to do some holiday comics using a new layout and I said ‘HELLO, NEVER IN MY NEAR-DECADE OF MAKING COMICS HAVE I EVER DONE THIS, so actually I’m really glad you asked!’
Ryan North
Political prodigies are rare in a nation that grooms top leaders through decades of Communist Party road-testing and pageantry. And because Chairman Mao’s cult of personality led the country into extremism, the Party spent the next three decades engineering its politicians to be as indistinguishable as possible.
Evan Osnos
Zimbabwe’s stock market was the best performer this decade – but your entire portfolio now buys you 3 eggs
Kyle Bass
Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all!
Betty White
People are obscenities. Would rather be music than be a mass of tubes squeezing semisolids around itself for a few decades before becoming so dribblesome it’ll no longer function.
David Mitchell
Don’t let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed. Live now what others will only live in the future.
Paulo Coelho
Recent decades clearly demonstrate that the more secular our Public Schools become the less successful they become academically.
David Barton
I have my favourite fashion decade, yes, yes, yes: 60s. It was a sort of little revolution; the clothes were amazing but not too exaggerated.
Valentino Garavani
With nearly 20 days until Iraq emerges as a free sovereign state for the first time in more than three decades, terrorists have increasingly targeted our country’s infrastructure.
Iyad Allawi
In their day, no man worthy of the presidency would ever stoop to campaigning for it. George Washington was asked to serve. Decades later, his successors were also expected to sit by the phone.
John Dickerson
Two decades in athletics is a long time in sports.
P. T. Usha
I think it’s really important to enlarge the issue behind abortion. I have been serving for over two decades and I have seen year in and year out largely the Republicans voting against women’s contraception, family planning.
Barack Obama
Black holes, we all know, are these regions where if an object falls in, it can’t get out, but the puzzle that many struggled with over the decades is, what happens to the information that an object contains when it falls into a black hole. Is it simply lost?
Brian Greene
Extremist groups like People for the American Way attack Christians who run for public office as a threat to the ‘separation of church and state,’ though they never specify why conservatives are any more of a threat than churchmen and church women on the Left who have led religiously inspired causes for decades.
Ronald H. Nash
No, I like today’s cinema a lot. But I’ve spent so many decades only making movies. There’s so much that I still want to do. Like, live. It’s only up to me.
Jean-Louis Trintignant
The true gospel is radically exclusive. Jesus is not a way; he is the way, and all other ways are no way at all… We live in an age of humanism – over the last several decades, man has fought to purge God from his conscience and culture. He has managed to make himself the center of all things.
Paul Washer
The next decade cannot be a decade of confrontation and contention. It cannot be east vs. West. It cannot be men vs. women. It cannot be Islam vs. Christianity. That is what the enemies of dialogue want.
Benazir Bhutto
We cannot expect that everyone, to use the phrase of a decade ago, will talk sense to the American people. But we can hope that fewer people will listen to nonsense. And the notion that this Nation is headed for defeat through deficit, or that strength is but a matter of slogans, is nothing but just plain nonsense.
John F. Kennedy
For nearly a decade Democrats have sought a religious wedge issue that could separate big chunks of white evangelical voters from their Republican home. Now they’ve found it, and are thrusting at the Social Darwinist/Ayn Rand underbelly of American conservatism.
Marvin Olasky
Sued King for $100 million, alleging the boxing promoter cheated him out of millions over more than a decade. It was settled out of court for $14 million.
Mike Tyson
I hate how hard spiritual transformation is and how long it takes. I hate thinking about how many people have gone to church for decades and remain joyless or judgmental or bitter or superior.
John Ortberg
We cannot conduct reforms that affect the people adversely. If therapy drags out for decades and no gleam of light is seen, it is certainly not in the interests of the country, not in the interests of the people.
Yevgeny Primakov
How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it?
Robert Atkins
During the last decades, films about the black experience have been produced, directed, and even scripted by white men. Some of them are excellent. But most reflect George Bernard Shaw’s warning that ‘if you do not tell your stories others will tell them for you and they will vulgarize and degrade you.’
Ishmael Reed
Since I began exploring the ocean in the 1950s, 90 percent of the big fish have been stripped away. Tuna, sharks, swordfish, cod, halibut, you name it, the numbers have just collapsed. Also, about half of the coral reefs are gone, globally, from where they were just a few decades ago.
Sylvia Earle
In the coming decades, questions of identity, meaning cultural heritage, language, and religion will play a central role in politics.
Samuel P. Huntington
Barack Obama has injected fresh momentum into efforts – stalled for a decade – to bring about nuclear disarmament.
Mohamed ElBaradei
Syria is bad enough, it’s a pretty terrible atrocity. But there are much worse ones in the world. So for example, the worst atrocities in the past decade have been in the Congo, the Eastern Congo, where maybe 5 million people have been killed.
Noam Chomsky
Whereas HIV only in recent decades became infectious for humans, high risk papillomavirus types have in all likelihood been with us for millions of years, accompanying the human race since the early days of our evolution.
Harald zur Hausen
I love ice, when I was in Antarctica many decades ago, I got to see a lot of ice. And the one thing that impressed me -because I love to talk about ice – is that it has a color.
Ira Flatow
Often the mass emotions are those which seem the noblest, best and most beautiful. And yet, inside a year, five years, a decade, five decades, people will be asking, “How could you have believed that?” because events will have taken place that will have banished the said mass emotions to the dustbin of history.
Doris Lessing
Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.
Barack Obama
I’ve spent the last decade learning to stand firm and face my problems… or at least batter them until they’re unrecognizable.
Kelley Armstrong
I’ve written only two novels, but they’re both long ones, and they each took a decade to write.
Donna Tartt
For many people in the U.N., the 1990s was the worst decade the organization experienced. This was the decade of Somalia, Srebrenica, of Rwanda and so forth, and yet the reality is, during this period, although there were these awful conflicts, the overall number of wars had gone down.
Andrew Mack
We suggest that in the next decades fisheries management will have to emphasize the rebuilding of fish populations embedded within functional food webs, within large ‘no-take’ marine protected areas.
Daniel Pauly
For decades, the public school system failed too many children, so we passed the No Child Left Behind Act and demanded schools show results in return for money.
George W. Bush
I spent nearly two decades as a social worker and an educator with kids. So, my whole life has been about helping middle-class families. So it’s just kind of a hollow argument to say I’m not a family person.
Kyrsten Sinema
I’ve said it before: Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be. You know, he’s been allowed to act unilaterally in a way that we’ve fought for decades.
Jonathan Turley
My brain still recoils at memories of the tofu stir-fries in my college co-op. A student ‘cook’ made them in a wok the size of a prosperous Martian’s flying saucer, and, man, were they bad – steamy, crumbled bits of tofu and limp greens sloshing around in a warm bath of liquid aminos. I couldn’t eat tofu for decades.
Chris Morocco