Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin

People born in 1978 or later are known as Generation Y because they
came after Generation X, the cohort born between 1965 and 1977.
Since Generation Y is composed mostly of the children of the
Baby Boom Generation (1946 to 1964), a synonym for Generation Y
is the Baby Boom Echo.
—WordSpy.com

Marketers know them and love them as Generation Y or the
Echo Boom, a cohort that is more than 50 percent larger than the 45 million
strong Generation X.
—Julie Connelly

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old,
there is no respect for age—I missed it coming and going.
—J.B. Priestly

It’s one of nature’s ways that we often feel closer to distant
generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.
—Igor StravinskyPeople who don’t cherish their elderly have forgotten
whence they came and whither they go.
—Ramsey Clark

As is the generation of leaves, so is that of humanity.The wind scatters the
leaves on the ground, but the live timberBurgeons with leaves again
in the season of spring returning.So one generation of men will
grow while another dies.
—Homer, The Iliad

Generation Gap: A chasm, amorphously situated in time and space,
that separates those who have grown up absurd from those who will,
with luck, grow up absurd.
—Bernard Rosenberg, Dictionary for the Disenchanted, 1972

They say genes skip generations. Maybe that’s why grandparents find
their grandchildren so likeable.
—Joan McIntosh

We’re the middle children of history... no purpose or place. We have no
Great War, no Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war.
Our great depression is our lives.
—Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning—
and the younger generation doesn’t think much of it either.
—John J. Welsh

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often
becomes the height of wisdom in another.
—Adlai Stevenson

First we are children to our parents, then parents to our children,
then parents to our parents, then children to our children.
—Milton GreenblattA man who is not a Liberal at sixteen has no heart;
a man who is not a Conservative at sixty has no head.
—Benjamin Disraeli

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes
friends with its grandfathers.
—Lewis Mumford

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the
second half by our children.
—Clarence Darrow

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they
didn’t have anything to do with it.
—Haim Ginott

It’s hard for me to get used to these changing times.
I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.
—George Burns

In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect,
and no more of it than we had earned.
—Jane Haddam

There is nothing wrong with today’s teenager that twenty years won’t cure.
—Author Unknown

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one
that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
—George Orwell

Every generation thinks it has the answers,
and every generation is humbled by nature.
—Phillip Lubin