Quotes: Born in the Wrong Century

Fiction

Dwight: Most people think Marv is crazy. He just had the rotten luck of being born in the wrong century. He'd be right at home on some ancient battlefield swinging an axe into somebody's face. Or in a Roman arena, taking his sword to other gladiators like him. They woulda tossed him girls like Nancy back then.
Sin City, both the comic and movie versions

"Then the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
"All centuries but this, and every country but his own..."
The Mikado, The Mikado, "As Someday It May Happen" (aka "I've Got a Little List")

Hobbes: Of course, your dad thinks transportation should've stopped with the bicycle.
Calvin: I'm a 21st century kid trapped in a 19th century family.

"I guess I just wasn't made for these times."
The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds, "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"

"Me and him, we're from different ancient tribes. And now, we're both almost extinct. Sometimes... you gotta stick with the ancient ways. The old-school ways."

Michelle: You were a loser in the year 2000 and you're a loser in the year 4000.
Fry: Yeah, but in the year 3000, I had it all!
Futurama, The Cryonic Woman

Real Life

A major newspaper has kicked George Will to the curb over a recent column wherein the venerable conservative opinionator claimed that being a rape victim is a 'coveted status' that comes with 'privileges'... On one hand: 'Hooray!' On the other, it's pretty telling that a newspaper in St. Louis is more tuned in and with-it than the opinion pages of the most prominent newspaper in our nation's ostensibly cosmopolitan capitol.

"Yes, Vince McMahon, self-made billionaire (ignoring the fact that his dad started the WWF and that he doesnít have anywhere near a billion dollars), chairman of a publicly-traded company, and 62-year-old adult living in 21st century America, could not tell the difference between his image on a screen and his actual self. With Vinceís poor understanding of how visual representations work, itís a wonder that he let himself be turned into an action figure, knowing how many stunners he would have to endure from Stone Coldís action figure. ""

"I guess Whoopi Goldbergís official title at The View is 'The Devilís Chatty Advocate'...Whoopi has defended Mel Gibsonís infamous racist rant, defended Roman Polanski by inventing the word 'rape-rape', and most recently, defended human hershey squirt Justin Bieberís use of the n-word... I think Whoopi needs to walk her ass to the optometrist and get the prescription on her glasses checked, because if a mouth breather like Sherri Shepherd is staring at you like youíve got dried smegma flakes for brains and noted dum-dum Jenny McCarthy is sending you 'Oh here go hell come' vibes, it might be time to stop talking."

"It just wasn't Newt (Gingrich)'s year. His year was 1954."
Jimmy Kimmel, 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner