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That was our finest generation. Michael Douglas
Each generation imagines itself to be more important than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. George Orwell
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers. Lewis Mumford, The Brown Decades, 1931
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward. F Scott Fitzgerald
A creator is not in advance of his generation but he is the first of his contemporaries to be conscious of what is happening to his generation. Gertrude Stein, Picasso
It is one of nature’s ways that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us. Igor Stravinsky
The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning – and the younger generation doesn’t think much of it either. John J Welsh
The older generation are leading this country to galloping ruin! John Lennon
We are on the brink of uncovering a hidden world. A world that connects past and future generations in ways we never imagined possible ... The science of inheritance is being turned on its head. Horizon: The Ghost in Your Genes, BBC 2005
Marcus Pembrey is one of a select band of scientists. A band of scientists who are daring to challenge orthodoxy. They believe the lives of our parents, grandparents and even our great-grandparents can directly affect our well-being. Despite never experiencing any of these things ourselves. To many these ideas are regarded as scientific heresy. ibid.
Thirty thousand genes didn’t appear enough to explain human complexity. There had to be something they’d missed. The first hints of what was missing lay in the curious paradox of the Pradavillae and Angelman’s syndromes: two quite different diseases caused by exactly the same genetic fault. ibid.
Something other than just the DNA was capable of moving between the generations. It was a tantalising glimpse into this unknown and unexpected world. A hidden layer acting on and directly able to control how our genes function. ibid.
If they find the same stress effect in the children’s children on 9/11, then it will be clear that a general memory of a stressful event can travel through the generations. ibid.
Environmental information was being imprinted on the egg and the sperm at the time of their formation. ibid.
The work of these scientists is at last throwing a spotlight on to the mysterious hidden world of epigenetics. They appear to show that the lives of our ancestors have a capacity to affect us directly. ibid.
If you were born between 1961 and 1981 congratulations – you’re in. Somewhere between all those boomers and all those millennials is you – Generation X … Alternative goes mainstream. X: The Generation that Changed the World, National Geographic 2016
From Nixon to Nirvana … This is Generation X. ibid.
In our modern world, ensuring the survival of the next generation is becoming ever more difficult. David Attenborough, Dynasties I: Chimpanzees, BBC 2018
Every generation needs to have taken part in a war once. Adolf Hitler
We decided we weren’t going to be Mickey Mouse any more. We were going to be people. My Generation, 2017 ***** Michael Caine
The first time in British history the young working class, people like me, stood up for ourselves and said, We are here, this is our society and we are not going away. ibid.
Britain in the 1950s was stable, conventional, predictable and dull. But that’s the way our parents wanted it. My generation demanded a new beginning. ibid.
The first generation that had the potential to make a mark of its own. ibid. Roger Daltrey
This isn’t the first generation that’s questioned the moral values of the last generation. ibid. Mick Jagger
The British invasion didn’t just include bands. ibid. Michael Caine
Back home all was not as it seemed. ibid.
It was the feeling that something special was over. ibid.