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10 thoughts about baby boomers: the baby boomers dominate the wealth in the country as well as the population, so it's no surprise that we have our fair share of quotes about the biggest generation.

"We have been so successful in the past century at the art of living longer and staying alive that we have forgotten how to die. Too often we learn the hard way. As soon as the baby boomers pass pensionable age, their lesson will be harsher still."

Terry Pratchett


"The baby boomers owe a big debt of gratitude to the parents and grandparents--who we haven't given enough credit to anyway--for giving us another generation."

Steven Spielberg


"Maybe it will be a great thing when the baby boomers finally die out. In real life, it's not a matter of the good guys or the bad guys. Rather, it's big numbers and small numbers that do the counting."

Jack Bowman

"For the baby boomer generation, a home is now seen not as the cornerstone of advancement but a ball and chain, restricting their ability and their mobility to move and seek out a job at another location."

Mortimer Zuckerman


"I do believe that we baby boomers are reinventing aging as we enter it. We're living longer and expecting more from life; the success of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' and other films and novels about finding love late in life, have shown that if we're up for it, there are adventures awaiting us."

Deborah Moggach


"And I apologize to all of you who are the same age as my grandchildren. And many of you reading this are the same age as my grandchildren. They, like you, are being royally shafted and lied to by our baby boomer corporations and government."

Kurt Vonnegut


"The baby boomer generation, my own, is content, if of the Left, to live out our remaining years upon the work and upon the entitlements created by our parents, and to entail the costs upon our children--to tax industry out of the country, to tax wealth away from its historical role and use as the funder of innovation."

David Mamet


"I think that retiring the baby boomers is going to be one of the great challenges in America, that you cannot make fiscal sense out of the future of our children without taking on entitlements."

Richard Lamm

"As the baby boomers like me are retiring and getting ready to retire, they will spend whatever it takes--and they're the wealthiest generation in our country--to make themselves live an enjoyable life in their retirement years."

David Rubenstein


"No baby boomer has a completely original idea, but after 13 years on 'Today' and another 11 on 'Dateline,' almost 30 years total at NBC, I felt the urge to find out what was 'behind the camera.' I had the feeling there was 'something more,' though 'more' might be less."

Jane Pauley

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Title Annotation:The boomers are coming
Publication:Retirement Advisor
Date:May 1, 2014
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