” Popularizing – much less venturing beyond one’s secure turf – was frowned upon for many years. I think I probably internalized the prohibition, even though I was – and knew I was – among the best speakers and writers of my age cohort. I don’t mean I was the best historian – a quite different measure. “


” I just like being on my own on trains, traveling. I spent all my pocket money travelling the London Underground and Southern Railway, what used to be the Western region, and in Europe as much as I could afford it. My parents used to think I was going places, but I wasn’t, I was just travelling the trains. “


” I do think we’re on the edge of a terrifying world, and that many young people know that but don’t know how to talk about it. “


” What has gone catastrophically wrong in England and the States is that for 30 years we’ve lost the ability to talk about the state in positive terms. We’ve raised a generation or two of young people who don’t think to ask, ‘What can the state do that is good? “


” I’m not sure I’ve learned anything new about life, but I’ve had to think harder about death and what comes after for other people. “


” I think if I’m controversial it’s not because I set out to be. It’s because I’ve never felt comfortable being part of someone else’s mainstream community. “



All 6 Tony Judt Quotes about Think in picture


Popularizing - much less venturing beyond one
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