“And, in the end
The love you take
is equal to the love you make.”
– The Beatles, The End, 1969
“Lieutenant, I am half-Vulcanian. Vulcanians do not speculate. I speak from pure logic. If I let go of a hammer on a planet that has a positive gravity, I need not see it fall to know that it has in fact fallen.”
– Mr. Spock, “Star Trek: Court Martial (#1.20)” 1967
“I got my heart, I got my soul
I got my back, I got my sex
I got my arms, I got my hands
I got my fingers, Got my legs
I got my feet, I got my toes
I got my liver, Got my blood
– Nina Simone, Ain’t Got No, 1968
“Blues was my first love. It was the first thing where I said, ‘Oh man, this is the stuff.’ It just sounded so raw and honest, gut-bucket honest. From then I started rebelling.”
– Carlos Santana
“Were Kennedy not a millionaire, illiterate and ignorant, then he would obviously understand that you cannot revolt against the peasants.”
– Fidel Castro in a speech to the UN in 1960 on the then US presidential candidate JFK.
“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before… He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, “Cat’s Cradle”, 1963
Barbarella (1968) was the first science fiction hero from the comics to be adapted into a feature film as opposed to a serial (Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, her male predecessors, had only appeared in serials up to this point). [cite]
“The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.”
“She comes in colors ev’rywhere;
She combs her hair
She’s like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
She comes in colors”
– The Rolling Stones, She’s a Rainbow, 1967
Yuri Gagarin was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraftcompleted an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. [cite]
“Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside”
– Elvis Presley
“The Vietnam War was arguably the most traumatic experience for the United States in the twentieth century. That is indeed a grim distinction in a span that included two world wars, the assassinations of two presidents and the resignation of another, the Great Depression, the Cold War, racial unrest, and the drug and crime waves.”
– Donald M. Goldstein
“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
– John Lennon
“Do you believe in magic?
Believe in the magic of a young girl’s soul?
Believe in the magic of rock ‘n roll?
Believe in the magic that can set you free?
– The Lovin’ Spoonful, Do You Believe in Magic, 1965
“We want to raise the children the parents aren’t raising. I think we want to press individuality on people, though that doesn’t necessarily mean being like us.”
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
– Marilyn Monroe
“Poets are Damned… but See with the Eyes of Angels.”
– Allen Ginsberg
“Napoleon Solo: [calling on the intercom] Illya, we have a situation here that needs your special talents. Are you free?
Illya Kuryakin: [from intercom] No man is free who works for a living. But, I’m available.”
– The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 1964-1968
“I ain’t got no quarrel with them Vietcongâ€¦”
— Muhammad Ali upon refusing his induction to fight in the Vietnam War in 1967
Edward Kinsella III
“I have never known birds of diferent species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?”
– Mrs. Bundy (played by Ethel Griffies), Alfred Hitchcock, The Birds, 1963
“How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?”
– Bob Dylan, Blowin’ In The Wind, 1963