Top 35 Relic Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Relic Quotes from famous people such as Richard Corliss, Scott Derrickson, Jerry Saltz, Derek Walcott, Bernie Sanders, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

A movie like 'Selma' should be a relic in a time capsul

A movie like ‘Selma’ should be a relic in a time capsule from 1965, a clue to how well we heeded King’s words and how far we have advanced. Instead, it is a reminder that the ‘American problem’ has yet to be solved.
Richard Corliss
I always liked the idea in ‘Potter’ that you don’t choose the wand, the wand chooses you, and that relics decide when you’re ready to handle them. I’m a cinephile first and a filmmaker second, and it’s all swimming in the subconscious.
Scott Derrickson
The very paradigm of revolution, of right versus wrong, good versus bad, is a relic with no bearing on the present. Yet artists, exhibitions, and curators valorize the sixties. People who wrote about these artists 30 years ago still write about them in the same ways, often for the same magazines.
Jerry Saltz
Anybody great, we’re all interested in the relics. If you found an unfinished Gauguin, you’d still want to see it.
Derek Walcott
Mitt Romney’s energy policy is a relic of the 19th century. We need a 21st century plan. The fate of the planet is at stake.
Bernie Sanders
Most ecclesiastical relics are fixed in time at the moment of their manufacture. That is why they are offered for veneration in casings that resemble pocket watches. They have lost their claim to mystery because they are so clearly the products of time.
Eugene Kennedy
‘Zorn’ goes to some pretty ridiculous places, but the real comedy is coming from these little observations about life that are not as outlandish as some of the bigger moves in the story. This is a guy who has magical relics and fights weird monsters and is also dealing with very basic work and family things.
Phil Lord
Contracts are not a holy relic in football. You can like this attitude or not, but it’s the truth. Sometimes you have to think about if it is meaningful to try out a new impulse.
Robert Lewandowski
We could imagine nothing pleasanter than to spend all of our lives digging for relics of the past.
Heinrich Schliemann
People clinging to job security, savings, retirement plans, and other relics will be the ones financially-ravaged from 2010-2020, the most volatile world-changing decade in history.
Robert Kiyosaki
What would I put in a museum? Probably a museum! That’s an amusing relic of our past.
John Hodgman
What makes ‘American Pie’ so unusual is that it isn’t a relic from the counterculture but a talisman, which, like a sacred river, keeps bringing joy to listeners everywhere. When ‘American Pie’ suddenly is played on a jukebox or radio, it’s almost impossible not to sing along.
Douglas Brinkley
I’m a relic, and things were a lot different when I was fifteen and sixteen. There were no cell phones, no laptops… I learned to type on an actual typewriter.
Patrick Carman
There’s a reason Archie didn’t go the way of Betty Boop or Davy Crockett or Woody Woodpecker, forgotten relics of a bygone era, and it’s because when ‘Archie’ stories are at their best, anyone of any age can see a little bit of themselves in them.
Mark Waid
Although Damascus is considered the oldest city in the world, the date of its foundation going beyond tradition, there are very few relics of antiquity in or near it.
Bayard Taylor
I’m in a museum. I’m a relic.
Jose Feliciano
Madly, futilely, I wrote novel after novel, eight in all, that failed to find a publisher. I persisted because for me the novel was the supreme literary form – not just one among many, not a relic of the past, but the way we communicate to one another the subtlest truths about this business of living.
William Nicholson
Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience.
Henry Waxman
Capitalism is what is left when beliefs have collapsed at the level of ritual or symbolic elaboration, and all that is left is the consumer-spectator, trudging through the ruins and the relics.
Mark Fisher
The corsets I wore in The Railway Children are still in my undies drawer, a prized relic of my favourite film.
Dinah Sheridan
When we hear the word ‘slavery,’ it can be easy to dismiss it as a relic, a crime from the history books, a shameful chapter of our past. But sadly it is very much part of our world today.
Penny Mordaunt
Sanitizing ESPN of politics and opinion would make it a relic; sports fans have dozens of places online to go for scores and highlights.
S.E. Cupp
The middle class, one of the great achievements in history, is becoming more of a relic than a reality.
Jon Meacham
WattUp is one of those rare breakthroughs that recognizes that the so-called ‘battery’ problem in wireless devices is solved with a charging solution that is transparent to the user. The cell phone with a dead battery can become a relic of the past. The days of wired, mat-based and proximity charging are over.
Martin Cooper
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
Emily Bronte
I love to shop vintage clothes; in London, I usually go to Relic and Alfie’s Market. I usually brunch around London Bridge, where I live.
Georgia May Jagger
And I hereby distinctly and emphatically declare that I consider myself, and earnestly desire to be considered by others, as utterly divested, now and during the rest of my life, of any such rights, the barbarous relics of a feudal, despotic system.
Robert Dale Owen
It is extremely important that mass media, having freed from the relics of the Cold War, served for peace and dialogue between nations and religions, the rich and the poor, countries and continents.
Nursultan Nazarbayev
Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love.
Victor Hugo
The old division of Left versus Right is dead. In the Internet age, it’s about citizens versus parliamentary relics.
Beppe Grillo
Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.
Marc Maron
There are times when the art world seems like a religio

There are times when the art world seems like a religious empire. There are great cathedral galleries and pilgrimage sites where treasured art pieces are displayed like holy relics, and this can certainly be a great pleasure on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Michael Leunig
The practice of executing such offenders is a relic of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards of decency in a civilized society.
John Paul Stevens
Legal discrimination between the sexes is, in almost every instance, founded on outmoded views of society and the pre-scientific beliefs about psychology and physiology. It is time to sweep away these relics of the past and set further generations free of them.
Shirley Chisholm
Relics are treasured as something close to the divine.
Sarah Vowell