Baby Boomers Quotes

What I believed in the Sixties: Everything. You name it and I believed it. I believed love was all you need. I believed you should be here now. I believed drugs could make everyone a better person. I believed I could hitchhike to California with thirty-five cents and people would be glad to feed me. […]

Everything went. And when it went it didn’t go well. The wild, prophetic voices of the sixties can still be heard muttering in doorways and begging with paper cups. And the nonconformists long ago exhausted the supply of stuff with which not to conform. They’ve been reduced to wearing tongue studs.

The sixties was a decade without quality control.

We changed the world. Life has never been the same since that “youthquake” of forty years ago. Think of all the things we wouldn’t have if not for the uninhibited freedom and creativity of the 1960s: Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream, Narcotics Anonymous, twentyfour-hour help lines, Cher, the Volkswagen New Beetle, comedians who […]

As a generation, perhaps we weren’t the “greatest,” but we certainly were the greatest surprise, when we returned from college drenched in patchouli oil, spouting Karl Marx, and wearing clown pants and braids in our beards. Members of the Greatest Generation pride themselves on all the tribulations they survived, but many of them never got […]

We got married, had families, straightened out, got married again, had more families, straightened out (really). There can be no greater sacrifice than that a man lay down his lifestyle for others.

SF in middle 60’s was a very special time and place to be a part of… There was madness in any direction at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right; that we were winning, and that, I think, was the handle. That […]

The Sixties were an oyster decade: slippery, luxurious and reportedly aphrodisiac they slipped down the historical throat without touching the sides.

Don’t trust anyone over 30.

I was convinced in the early sixties that what was wanted was a liberal education to give such students the wherewithal to examine their lives and survey their potential. This was the one thing the universities were unequipped and unwilling to offer them. The students’ wandering and wayward energies finally found a political outlet. By […]