Last to First Men

Last to First Men

                           David Palumbo
                           "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world.
                           It lives through magic."
                           -Keith Haring
                           Bill Sanderson
                           "In prehistoric times, Homosapiens was deeply endangered. Early humans were less fleet of foot,
                           with fewer natural weapons and less well-honed senses than all the predators that threatened them.
                           Moreover, they were hampered in their movements by the need to protect their uniquely immature
                           young - juicy meals for any hungry beast. "
                           -Robert Winston
                            Tyler Jacobson
                            "Explorations of the world are simultaneously explorations of the human body and being, charting the range
                            of sensory experiences possible in the world and the values that can be attached to such experiences."
                           -Chris Gosden, "Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction"
                           Gregory Manchess
                           "Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as 'Western Civilization,' long before the greatness of
                           Greece and Rome. "
                           -John Henrik Clarke
                           Ricardo Martinez
                           "In world mythology, there are countless examples of tragic characters whose greatest strength is also the
                           source of their undoing. But the ancient Greeks and Romans also held the view that acceptance is the
                           beginning of wisdom. "
                           -Simon Van Booy
                           Tran Nguyen
                           "A lost world. Yet its foundations and edges were permanent-the ruins of Pompeii, the glorious remnants or the Forum.
                           A world that endured, even as it retreated into the past. A world visited, imagined, ever waiting, yet asleep."
                           -Deb Caletti
                           Douglas Smith
                           "There is something dark and wintry about the atmosphere of the later Middle Ages."
                           - Lytton Strachey
                           Mark Elliott
                           "The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages."
                           -Horatio Alger
                           David Johnson
                           "Not much was really invented during the Renaissance, if you don't count modern civilization. "
                           -P.J. O'Rourk
                           Paul Cox
                           "The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great
                           historical events."
                           -Arthur Erickson
                           Mark Summers
                           "Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich,
                           privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid."
                           -Antonia Fraser
                           Gary Kelley
                           "The negative cost of Lewis and Clark entering the Garden of Eden is that later expeditions regardless of what
                           they were intended to do, later expeditions did not deal with the native peoples with the intelligence with the
                           almost kindly resolve that Lewis and Clark did. "
                           -William Least Heat-Moon
                           Edward Kinsella III
                           "The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic, it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations,
                           and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic. "
                           -Gertrude Stein
                           Kent Barton
                           "The nineteenth century will ever be known as the one in which the influences of science were first fully realised
                           in civilised communities; the scientific progress was so gigantic that it seems rash to predict that any of its
                           successors can be more important in the life of any nation."
                           -Norman Lockyer
                           John Mattos
                           "I think every age has a medium that talks to it more eloquently than the others. In the 19th century it was
                           symphonic music and the novel. For various technical and artistic reasons, film became that eloquent medium
                           for the 20th century. "
                           - Walter Murch
                           Maria Corte Maidagan
                           "The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations. "
                           -J. Paul Getty
                                       Oscar Ramos
                                       "Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth."
                                       -Anjelica Houston
                           Chris Gall
                           "Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values
                           formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world. "
                           -Steve Buyer
                           Thomas Ehretsmann
                           "One of the great things about the Fifties is there are so many secrets - people who've come back from the war
                           and done these terrible things that they don't want to think about, or can't say what they did because they signed
                           the Official Secrets Act. "
                           -Sara Sheridan
                           Rudy Gutierrez
                           "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."
                           -John Lennon
                            C.F. Payne
                           "There was a clarity to the Nineties. It was pre-9/11, before that anxiety kicked in that exists right now about
                           the financial crisis or terrorism. We were all just going to move forward into the millennium and everything was
                           always going to get better. Then, whoops, that didn't happen."
                           -Carrie Brownstein
                            Michal Lisowski
                           "People are naming it the Third Wave, the Information Age, etc. but I would say those are basically technological
                           descriptions, and this next shift is not about technology - although obviously it will be influenced and in some
                           cases expressed by technologies."
                           -Paul Hawken
                           James Bennett
                           "We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age."
                           -Tony Robbins
                            Goni Montes
                           "Evolution never looks to the future."
                           -Richard Dawkins
                           Sylvain Sarrailh
                           "I think the human race doesn't have a future if it doesn't go into space."
                           -Stephen Hawking
                            Michal Dziekan
                           "Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now."
                           -Mattie Stepanek
                           Dongyun Lee
                           "This future is ours to embrace. Whether we, the established generations, choose to accept that is in our court. "
                           -Rosario Dawson
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