— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here For?
„If you remember the Sixties, you weren't there.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
No known source in Emerson's works; first found as a piece of anonymous folk-wisdom in a 1936 newspaper column:
— Arsène Wenger French footballer and manager 1949
Patrick Vieira, (2004) http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/169064/Its-time-to-buy-top-stars.html
— E.M.S Nigerian rapper, singer and record producer 1995
— Aaron Copland American composer, composition teacher, writer, and conductor 1900 - 1990
Aaron Copland: the Life and Work of an Uncommon Man, .
— Paul McCartney English singer-songwriter and composer 1942
"When I'm Sixty-Four" from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
„All the Sixties were complicated, you know. On the one hand it was funny too, you know; on the other hand it was cruel, you know.“
— Miloš Forman czech-American director, screenwriter, and professor 1932 - 2018
Context: All the Sixties were complicated, you know. On the one hand it was funny too, you know; on the other hand it was cruel, you know. The communists are so cruel, because they impose one taste on everybody, on everything, and who doesn't comply with their teachings and with their ideology, is very soon labeled pervert, you know, or whatever they want you call it, or counterrevolutionary or whatever. And then the censorship itself, that's not the worst evil. The worst evil is — and that's the product of censorship — is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself. I am stopping to being honest, I am becoming hypocrite — and that's what they wanted, they wanted everybody to feel guilty, they were, you know... And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted — steal, you know, lie, whatever. What was important — that they punished if you're innocent, because that puts everybody, you know, puts fear in everybody.