Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky. Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.
In the twentieth century nothing can better cure the anthropocentrism that is the author of all our ills than to cast ourselves into the physics of the infinitely large (or the infinitely small). By reading any text of popular science we quickly regain the sense of the absurd, but this time it is a sentiment that can be held in our hands, born of tangible, demonstrable, almost consoling things. We no longer believe because it is absurd: it is absurd because we must believe.
We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism.
Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
I find the aesthetics of the 20th century hopelessly barren.
I live in the 20th century. I have copper rivets on my jeans.
Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America.
As in the early 20th century, the elemental forces of globalisation have unravelled broad solidarities and loyalties.
In 1936, John Maynard Keynes predicted the 'euthanasia of the rentier' before the end of the 20th century. It did not happen.
Ragtime was a fanfare for the 20th century.
In the 20th century, imprisonment of writers practically comes with the territory.
It was in the 20th century that national sovereignty really ruled the roost, and the E.U. was formed to cure that.
I think President Clinton was probably the brightest President of the 20th century.
If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.