Top 205 My Generation Quotes

Words matter. These are the best My Generation Quotes from famous people such as Adam Driver, Tom Hanks, Eileen Ford, Chance The Rapper, Jasmila Zbanic, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

There's a kind of immediacy that comes with being const

There’s a kind of immediacy that comes with being constantly connected that I don’t really relate to in my generation.
Adam Driver
But look, I was born in 1956, the peak year for births in US history. I think I’m very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and, by and large, people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time.
Tom Hanks
American women mean a great deal to me. They’re such lost souls, particularly the women of my generation. And women need so much help. They never have anyone to turn to. I help them understand how they can look better, how to do this, do that, get a job. And they’re very trusting. Like little lost kids.
Eileen Ford
The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.
Chance The Rapper
My generation has to deal with how to overcome a trauma, how to overcome destruction, and how to tell the truth to the next generation.
Jasmila Zbanic
Growing up, ‘Mean’ Gene was the voice of my generation.
Christian Cage
My generation are the neurotic ones. Therapists’ offices all over the world are full of patients blaming their parents for their own failings.
John Bishop
I like to do theater and hopefully be effective. Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation, can’t do it. They don’t have the chops.
Jeffrey Wright
In 1952, when I was 15 and living on Governors Island, which was then First Army Headquarters, I encountered the newly-published ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’ Of course, that book became the iconic anti-establishment novel for my generation.
Lois Lowry
A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare, for my Mom’s generation, for my generation, and for my kids and yours.
Paul Ryan
I have a daughter. I have my imagination. I have friends. I, in no way, am going to louse that up with some idiot man, frankly. They drag you down – I’m talking about my generation of men.
Viv Albertine
Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.
Ronnie James Dio
I was raised in a time where children were still seen and not heard basically, so I think a lot of us in my generation went the other way and just tried to be as much more liberal and open and we’re still paying for it.
Blythe Danner
I was raised in Arizona, and I went to public school, and the extent of my knowledge of the civil-rights movement was the story of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. I wonder how much my generation knows.
Emma Stone
I think Afghanistan has turned into the Vietnam of my generation, only with a better homecoming.
Brandon Webb
I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late, but I guess in my generation it was all right. I had plenty of other interests and I didn’t do only tennis.
Jana Novotna
R&B was really prominent in the ’90s, and we can all admit that it kind of fell off. But my generation is more in touch with our emotions – we’re not afraid to show them. We’re bringing that decade back.
Justine Skye
My job as a mayor is to look 10, 15, 20 years into the future and think not just about my generation, but about my children’s generation and my unborn grandchildren and think – what is the kind of economy that they’re going to to inherit and what are we doing today to prepare ourselves for that?
Francis X. Suarez
So many people of my generation who served in the government were prisoners of the Cold War culture, still are.
Stewart Udall
There are hundreds of stories I’ve heard from black women from my generation, generations before me, and the next, that have never been given an opportunity to fulfill their dreams.
Misty Copeland
My generation had to be taken seriously because we were stopping things and burning things. We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers. We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved, everything moved with us.
John Hughes
I feel like I’m the voice for my generation, especially for women.
People in the Middle East may consider the U.S. an evil hegemony that has tainted their culture, but when I look at the growth of racial and ethnic tolerance and understanding in my generation in the U.S., and see those sentiments make it around the world, it makes me feel proud.
Aloe Blacc
My last series was on A.B.C., a one-hour called ‘My Generation’. Critics liked it. I was on for two weeks, and that was a tough one.
Warren Littlefield
Is there someone who can play guitar better than me technically? One hundred percent. But does anyone look better playing a guitar in my generation? Absolutely not.
Machine Gun Kelly
Hong Kong movies were really popular in my generation.
Gong Yoo
I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready.
Paul Ryan
I think it’s best for me to kind of just plough on doing whatever interests me, just following my own whims, because otherwise, I would think, ‘Oh well, I have to write something now that really represents my generation or that really represents young Irish people.’
Sally Rooney
From being a teacher and educator, I see the state of the music through the eyes of an 18-year-old coming on to the scene, and we want to make sure it stays intact. With my generation, it’s our duty to do that.
Jason Moran
Growing up, my generation would practise on concrete in the backstreets, using garage doors or the health-centre walls as goals. Taking on the older boys in the neighbourhood taught me to be humble, too.
Robbie Savage
I was no different to any other kid of my generation. I played with my mates in the park every day, every spare minute I could.
Steve Clarke
I know my generation - a lot of them, they're getting o

I know my generation – a lot of them, they’re getting old now, and they want to think back fondly, they want to kid themselves. A lot of them think, ‘Yeah, we were the best.’ That’s the kiss of death. That’s non-growth. And also that’s very bad for the world.
Joni Mitchell
I was such a ‘Star Wars’ fan. That was my generation.
Phil LaMarr
I wish I could be on ‘Politically Incorrect.’ Because Bill Maher basically dismisses teenagers, and I think I could give my generation a good name.
Julia Stiles
My generation of playwrights have grown up writing for studio theatres, and so the task of writing for more than ten or so actors is a huge challenge. Logistically, it’s like doing an enormous Sudoku. Making sure everyone is in the right place at the right time in the right order instantly sends me into a cold sweat.
Lee Hall
My generation, we really have to step up to the plate and vote. Tweeting is great – people say, ‘Oh, I don’t want this or that’ – but at the end of the day, tweeting isn’t a ballot. Just saying that you don’t like someone on Twitter is not going to turn a state blue or red. You have to vote.
It’s hard for a Jew of my generation, an American Jew, who is philo-Zionistic, not to romanticize Israel.
David Mamet
I’m probably the most successful Celtic bard of my generation, who projected this style and this image and this casketful of magical songs all around the world.
People of my generation did not like very much to tell what we lived through during the Khmer Rouge regime.
Rithy Panh
A lot of filmmakers from my generation were lucky enough to have their work more or less perpetuated by people who saw them originally on TV and on HBO and certainly on home video.
Joe Dante
Among my generation, there was a purist position that any contact with electoral politics was an unforgiveable compromise.
Naomi Klein
Women of my generation who’ve stayed in science have done it by playing the men at their own game.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
My generation of Americans was the first to really care about racism and sexism, not to mention the I Ching, plus, of course, the Earth.
P. J. O’Rourke
I wanted to make some of the really important things of my generation and some of the biggest.
Niki de St. Phalle
I love dancing in general and making girls dance. My generation doesn’t do it enough.
Jean Dujardin
I wear jeans and a T-shirt sometimes. I just like clothes – since the first time I can remember, like age ten or eleven; I was just obsessed with music and clothes. Just like a lot of people in England from my generation.
Paul Weller
Men from my generation are chauvinist pigs!
Bebe Buell
I would only create clothes myself if I felt I could do something really different – create a new style subculture for my generation – and that is very ambitious.
The hippie movement politicized my generation. When it ended, we all started looking back at our own history, looking, in my case, for motives of rebellion.
Vivienne Westwood
I took a job as a reporter in India, where I lived with several married couples, which got me interested in why some marriages work and others fail. Back home, many women of my generation were also putting off marriage or not getting married at all, which only led me to more questions.
Elizabeth Flock
My generation is having its midlife crisis in its 20s.
Edward Norton
My generation of black British people often feels part American because of what we learned from TV.
Michaela Coel
My generation was the tail end of the Cold War.
Mike Pompeo
I want to become successful and represent a different form of beauty in my generation.
Manny MUA
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
Allen Ginsberg
My generation, we’re so smart and opinionated, and we know the world we want to live in; we know the future we want. We’re such a liberal, forward-thinking generation that’s been held back by an older generation that doesn’t understand it, doesn’t want the world to progress quickly because of old ideologies.