Contemporary Related Quotes



However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting and a novel with a contemporary setting, as far as I'm concerned.

Helen Dunmore


You cant get a contemporary story about what is going on inside government, and how society sees itself, on American TV.

David Hare


I need you. Right now. Let me love you right here, please.

Abbi Glines


[F]or contemporary judgment does not recognize that much depth of soul is needed to light up the picture drawn from contemptible life and elevate it into a pearl of creation...

Nikolai Gogol


When I go to China I see many artists whose work reflects on aspects of contemporary popular culture but obviously the history of Western art is not part of their own tradition.

Michael Craig-martin


One is never completely satisfied. But I can say that I'm not dissatisfied. I've been very fortunate. I've been given some gifts - to take advantage of the contemporary times when I made movies. Gifts to make audiences laugh.

Frank Capra


I have an unconscious burglar living in my mind: If I read something, it's mine. I can read Middle English stories, Geoffrey Chaucer or Sir Thomas Malory, but once I start moving in the direction of contemporary fantasy, my mind begins to take over.

David Eddings


Writing songs is about trying to connect with people on a deeper spiritual level - but I'm not a fan of contemporary Christian music.

Ryan Tedder


There is a central flaw in contemporary culture and a corresponding and related inability to address it. Society seems somehow unable to adequately help or protect itself. Normal citizens feel powerless, isolated and disturbed.

Michael Leunig


If contemporary literary fiction doesn't read a bit like science fiction then it's probably not all that contemporary, is it

Warren Ellis