Baby Boomers Quotes

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 […]

I’m trying very hard to understand the baby boomers. They have adjusted the timetable for childbearing so that menopause and teaching a sixteen year old how to drive will occur in the same week.

It took Boomers to point out the truth which not even veterans of Guadalcanal and the Bulge had the insight to coin – that war is not healthy for children and other living beings. It took us to question authority (though given who our authority figures were, this should be considered a no-brainer rather than […]

If the increasingly brittle idea of “the ’60s” has any meaning aside from common nostalgia, it describes the transformation of a type of cultural fandom into a type of social and political identity. The Beatles managed to remain at the center of this phenomenon – if not ahead of it – as long as they […]

While history has never been fair and often stacks the deck against youth, the younger generation has at least always been secure in the knowledge that their parents would eventually die off and leave them alone to get on with their lives. But in an age where average lifespans are likely to creep up to […]

Those of us who grew up in the Sixties feel we shared a unique experience. From the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, to the Civil Rights movements in the south, to the Vietnam War and the Counterculture, and everywhere in between, the Sixties represent a significant time period in our country’s history.