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80s Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about 80s

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I play in the low 80s.
If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.
- Joe E. Lewis

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The '80s seem a real positive force.
The '70s were deadening, in a lot of ways.
- Paul Kantner

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s,
with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and
cliched as Hollywood movies.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I like being 35, I like having a bit of money to spend
on music and useless gadgets.
The net is providing new ways to communicate and cooperate
that just didn't exist in the 80s.
- Malcolm Wilson

 

It's nice to have been around long enough to be a part of people's lives.
A lot of people who come to my show are real nostalgic for the '80s.
- Sheena Easton

The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s.
the quarter; it is now under 40s.
the quarter.
- John Bright

People are People still gets played to death on '80s stations.
It was our first big break in America.
It's not exactly my favorite song.
- Martin Gore

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Things improved a little bit in the '80s;
there was kind of a revival of alternative comics,
but then they went downhill in the '90s.
- Harvey Pekar

Everybody in the '80s, well, we hate rap.
Now, the biggest rapper in the world...
Eminem.
Rap's a black thing.
- Chubby Checker

I produced six movies with Amy Robinson since the very early '80s.
- Griffin Dunne

The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late '80s.
- Neil Tennant

VH1 does its little '80s retro thing once in a while,
all of us in our bad hairdos and unfortunate clothes.
- Debbi Peterson

There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and
ages and some American bands are sounding quite English
like they did in the late 70s and early 80s.
- Graham Coxon

Sometimes, I write '60s or '80s style pop songs.
- Peter Steele

I have done a series in the '60s, '70s and '80s.
- Lee Majors

There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s,
and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s.
Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant.
- Paul Kantner

I think I've made some pretty decent films in the '80s and '90s.
- John Frankenheimer

My biggest successes were mainly in the pop market during the 80s.
- Juice Newton

There's always some promoter having an '80s night,
saying, We'll supply the band.
All you can drink.
- Nik Kershaw

I can't remember too much about the '80s,
to be honest with you...
I wish that weren't true, but it is.
- Colin Hay

I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting
had become obsessed with materiality,
and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.
- Frank Stella

Hollywood embraced me in the late '80s because there
was a good project I was in and it was different.
Nowadays, it's about corporate mentality,
box office, youth.
- Marlee Matlin

In the '60s, '70s and '80s, everybody was pretty tense on the set.
- Gloria Stuart

I feel sorry for the '90s, because it was never able
to be anything much more than the hangover to the party that was the '80s.
- Simon LeBon

For me, one I love the 80's, I love 80's music,
I'm sort of a baby of the 80's, I grew up in the 80s.
- Will Estes

I don't think we will use the 80s glossy sound again.
- Ann Wilson

When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years,
it was a mistake looking back.
I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think
that was a bad career move.
- Bryan Ferry

My dad lived till he was 78, my mum was in her 80s,
and I've got two uncles who are in their 90s now.
- Ron Wood

The mood of the 80s - Get what you can,
can what you get, and sit on the can.
- Patricia Schroeder

As an actor I kind of do.
I started out doing voice overs in the mid 80s when I was in grad school.
- Thomas Haden Church

The '80s were the worst period.
You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair
and calling themselves metal.
- Geezer Butler

I lived in Los Angeles in the '80s, which was not the best place to be.
- Corey Haim

There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s
there that we played six finals,
three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10
months a year for a long time there.
- Mark Messier

I'm in my 80s and not a keen television fan.
- Nigel Kneale

I do feel part of that generation of people who were
rather idealistic in the '70s and became disillusioned in the '80s.
Not just about social services issues,
but the world.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

And about in the late '80s, I got kind of burned out a little bit.
- Lee Majors

You noticed from last night, we only did two from the 80s.
And our set's two hours long.
- Ann Wilson

It got to the point in the late 70s and early 80s that
I was spending so much money buying golden age comics
that I could only justify it if I got work in the media.
- Bill Mumy

The life of an action star is very short.
I want to be an actor like Robert De Niro ,
like Dustin Hoffman or Clint Eastwood who in their
70s or 80s can still act.
- Jackie Chan

Careers don't seem to be built up in the same way as they were in the 80s.
- Kim Wilde

It proved to be pretty impossible to get funds for
a feature film in Finland.
It's still small, but the film industry was miniscule
at that point in the early '80s.
- Renny Harlin

I feel very proud of the work from the '80s because
it is very bright and colorful.
- Annie Leibovitz

When I first started in rock, I had a big guy's audience for my early records.
I had a very straight image, particularly through the mid '80s.
- Bruce Springsteen

We have had government funding for new media since the early '80s.
- Francesca da Rimini

I'd like to think I could have and should have won more,
but that's not the point.
And I was at the point where I was playing great tennis in the mid 80s -
the type of tennis people hadn't seen before -
and I was very proud of that.
- John McEnroe

It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s,
and the music scene was really, really interesting
because you didn't have to be a virtuoso to make music,
it was more about your desire to express things.
- Jim Jarmusch

I was working as an art and tech researcher in '84.
At that time there had been a small government program
of assistance for artists for at least three or four years.
I was working with Super 8 film then.
And video in '85 and public radio in the early '80s.
- Francesca da Rimini

I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health.
You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50.
If you're in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.
- Bob Barker

When I started law school I was shocked to learn that
our legal system traditionally had the man as the head
and master of the family.
As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting
for the Equal Rights Amendment,
states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.
- Patricia Ireland

Having loved the Stones all the time I was growing up,
I wasn't about to see them go and split up.
It got very close to it in the 80s, when Mick thought
that Keith hated him and vice versa.
- Ron Wood

I spent a few years here in Memphis,
in the late '70s and early '80s,
where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles.
So it seems like every record I'll do,
I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember.
- Alex Chilton

Geez, I wish I could tell you I had a whole bunch of '80s hair bands,
you know something you really wouldn't expect,
but I don't know that the music police would be that surprised,
because most of the stuff that I am influenced by is
in evidence in the music.
- John Sebastian

You have to also provide a video for it,
look a certain way and big hair...
If you're a woman it's even more strange with fake
fingernails and corsets and all this stuff that was big in the 80s.
- Ann Wilson

No, I always felt that amongst my core fans-
because there was a level of popularity that I had
in the mid '80s that was sort of a bump on the scale-
they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work.
- Bruce Springsteen

The '80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career.
And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful
with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age.
- Rob Lowe

There was a point in the '80s when I looked out at
my audience and I saw people that -
were I not on the stage -
they'd sooner slug me as they walked by me on the sidewalk.
And I realized that I was way beyond the choir.
- Michael Stipe

The way the credit cards were made in the '80s to be
a people's form of capitalism and be able to make it
so that you could get a loan that you would have been denied previous,
now that's the way stocks are.
- Jim Cramer

I've said for a long time, clearly the -
a,
a critical key to success in the region is going to
be Pakistan and our relationship with Pakistan,
which was one that was broken in the late '80s and
which we've worked hard to restore.
- Michael Mullen

I only went to one Star Trek convention and that was in the late '80s.
I hadn't gone to a convention before that.
It was quite amusing, with the people dressed up and all of that.
- Persis Khambatta

David Lynch and I almost made a movie together in the late '80s.
We had lots of dinners and lunches.
He's a very cool, hip guy.
This film, let's face it, is like an homage to him,
I would imagine he'd find it funny.
- Martin Short

In the '80s, I can't say that Amy and I were aware
of an independent film community.
We could only get a certain amount of money for our pictures,
which made them low budget movies, but they were distributed through studios.
- Griffin Dunne

When I first got started in the late '70s,
early '80s, and first was thinking about the interactive world,
I believed so fervently that it was the next big thing,
I thought it would happen quickly.
- Steve Case

She's been a smack addict, she's had big success in Europe in the '70s,
and she's lost everything.
She's been rediscovered in the '80s,
and as we meet her she's just about to sign a new recording contract.
- Neil Tennant

The ethics of editorial judgement, however,
began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s
and '80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations
de-regulated the television industry.
- Roger Mudd

You never know how things will last,
if they will last,
and how people will use them in the future.
It was a fun movie for young people at the time in the 80s;
but it struck a cord with people and it has lasted
so I'm very proud of being a part of that.
- Blair Underwood

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
- Eva Gabor


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