Top Ten Quotes That Describe Today

Just... quotes that are relative to how society is functioning today; whether it be in real life or on the internet.
The Top Ten
1 "Art used to be something to cherish. Now literally anything could be art. This post is art." - Unknown user of 4chan

Art is expression. Therefore, everything is, indeed, art. It may be a label you can bestow on anyone, but I don't want it losing its value either. Being an artist is hard, but I love it!

Art was once something so complex and beautiful. Now, draw a squiggly line, and forever be known as an artist.

2 "Superficiality is the curse of the modern world." - Matthew Kelly

I wish I could have been born in the 40s so I could have lived through it all.

"Beauty never intended to be more than a reflection." -Shadows, Tenth Avenue North

3 "We are a society of notoriously unhappy people: lonely, anxious, depressed, destructive, dependent — people who are glad when we have killed the time we are trying so hard to save." - Erich Fromm

Everyone now despises the company of other human beings. We are so caught up in luminous screens that we no longer acknowledge the existence of other humans.

I see Fahrenheit 451 coming true around me every day, and it depresses me.

Keep the faith. Be part of the solution, or at least the valiant fight against the darkness. - Billyv

(Eric Fromm wrote The Art of Loving)

4 "Before this generation lose the wisdom, one advice - read books." - Amit Kalantri

Many are stupid these days. We need to restore our lost intelligence.

I read a lot, but more people should read!

I'm a proud avid reader. I'm obsessed!

5 "I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance." - Reuben Blades

Think about it. We are more advanced than those before us, yet we are ignorant of what's going on around us.

This quote presents one of the biggest problems of today's behavior.

6 "Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book." - Patti Smith

I can spend hours online, but books will always be my friends.

7 "Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone." - Dan Brown

We don't even notice how there are things going on around us. We are one with the world, one with each other. Yet we act as if we are the only ones left on Earth.

8 "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount." - Omar Nelson Bradley

Filled with war, hate, destruction, and crime, our world is one to perish. We have so much potential, so many ways of coexisting peacefully, yet we refuse to live that way.

9 "On the sidewalks everyone holding either a giant coffee or a cell phone, as though a law had been declared against public." - Andrew Pyper
10 "Today is like this simile. Not very good." - Unknown
The Contenders
11 We all are living in a dream, and life ain't what it seems, everything's a mess. - Dreams by Imagine Dragons
12 "One good test of whether an economy is humanistic or not is the plausibility of earning the ability to drop out of it for a while without incident or insult." - Jaron Lanier

If you are different from society, if you acknowledged yourself as an independent person, there will be criticism for it. Society does not let us differ.

People act as if we have freedom when most of the time we are not even allowed to choose the clothes we wear, or choose if we want a different hairstyle.

13 "Nostalgia is believing that the past is better than it really was because the present sucks" - Unknown

No, nostalgia is because we tend to remember the good times and every time we revisit the memory, we romanticize it even more because we modify memories to fit our mood. Which is why a person can say, go on a rollercoaster and spend the whole time terrified out of their wits, and retell the story like it was exhilarating and fun. It rather shows how our memories are unreliable emotion wise.

You look back for the good things. Why would you look back for the bad things? But then many people deny that they look only for the good and are not seeing the bigger picture.

14 "This is the end, beautiful friend, the end, of our elaborate plans, the end, of everything that stands, the end" - Jim Morrison

That's a bit harsh, don't you think? I was rather surprised to see this on the list. I think Jim would have faith in my generation. Maybe a more accurate quote would be from Billy Joel:

"The good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems."

15 "Cause you fricking fricks just can' quenched! Your...your fantasies can never be quenched, can they? You fricking fricks! When will you learn?! When will you learn, that your actions have consequences!? - Sammy Harbors
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