Culture Quotes

Culture Quotes by Stedman Graham, Marianne Williamson, Park Yeon-mi, Danny Glover, Lillian B. Rubin, Maya Angelou and many others.

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You know, you’re living in a society where if you say something that you might think may be OK, when it’s more sensitive to that particular culture. You have to be very, very careful.
Stedman Graham
There is an emergent enlightenment appearing today, unique to no particular culture or ethnicity. Anyone who chooses to be, is its conduit.
Marianne Williamson
In North Korean culture, love is a shameful thing and nobody talked about it in public. The regime was not interested in human desires and love stories were banned.
Park Yeon-mi
Hollywood is designed to check the box office on Monday morning and see: “How’d we do? How much?” It’s another facet of this whole culture of accumulation and consumption. Black people are caught up in it, white people are caught up in it, white actors, black actors, female actresses – everybody’s caught up in it.
Danny Glover
No revolution creates a wholly new universe. Rather, it reflects the history and culture that spawned it.
Lillian B. Rubin
If I’m going to a new country, I try to learn something about the language and the culture, so I don’t just go bumbling over things.
Maya Angelou
Armed with the knowledge of our past, we can with confidence charter a course for our future. Culture is an indispensable weapon in the freedom struggle. We must take hold of it and forge the future with the past.
Malcolm X
Food is culture. Food is an identity, a footprint of who you are.
Lidia Bastianich
In the ’60s, when I was growing up, one of the great elements of American culture was the protest song. There were songs about the civil rights movement, the women’s rights movement, the antiwar movement. It wasn’t just Bob Dylan, it was everybody at the time.
George Clooney
Not so much in Canada, but certainly in the US, as I’m sure you know, money is all, and if they can get another 26 programs of the same thing even though it advances the culture or those actor’s careers not at all it doesn’t matter.
Rowan Atkinson
There’s been cultural rot since there’s been culture.
Rush Limbaugh
Virtually all native cultures that have survived without fouling their nests have acknowledged that nature knows best, and have had the humility to ask the bears and wolves and ravens and redwoods for guidance.
Janine Benyus
Agriculture is for living; mind culture is for life. Skills are for shaping material things so that they cater more for the comfort of man; studies are for shaping attitudes, feelings, desires, emotions and impulses of man, so that they may confer more peace, more joy and more fortitude on man.
Sathya Sai Baba
I dont see things with gender, race and culture
Rad Hourani
The great poem and the deep theorem are new to every reader, and yet are his own experiences, because he himself recreates them.
Jacob Bronowski
Success comes from the culture you create in your organization.
Gianluca Vialli
We need a new global culture that finds the existence of millions of thirsty people thoroughly and immediately unacceptable.
Jean-Michel Cousteau
The only way to come to a full acceptance and understanding of yourself is to embrace your own culture, quirks and differences while learning about those around you and exploring, incorporating and embracing their cultures, differences, quirks, etcetera.
Toks Olagundoye
I would ask: Given the nature of free-market capitalism – where the rule is to rise to the top at all costs – is it possible to have a financial industry hero? And by the way, this is not a pop-culture trend we’re talking about. There aren’t many financial heroes in literature, theater or cinema.
Martin Scorsese
As evangelical Christians we have tended to relegate art to the very fringe of life. The rest of human life we feel is more important. Despite our constant talk about the Lordship of Christ, we have narrowed its scope to a very small area of reality.
Francis Schaeffer
I wanted to tell a dream-come-true story about going from a closeted gay kid who loved pop culture to an out adult man making pop culture. I went from being told when I was 21 that I should never go on TV because of my crossed eyes to winding up being a ‘Housewives’ whisperer and talk-show host.
Andy Cohen
You don’t see a positive culture, stability among teachers, or leadership. We don’t focus enough in our policies on creating conditions to educating kids with the greatest needs. There is no state that does that.
Pedro Noguera
Poems, novels – these things belong to the nation, to the culture and the people. They’ve been stolen from the people and now the stolen things are being returned to their owners, but I don’t think their owners should be grateful to receive them.
Joseph Brodsky
A truly common culture is not one in which we all think alike, or in which we all believe that fairness is next to godliness, but one in which everyone is allowed to be in on the project of cooperatively shaping a common way of life.
Terry Eagleton
If the Christ we follow sent out his disciples with no extra possessions (Luke 9:1-6 and 10:1-12) and warned would-be devotees that he had nowhere to lay his head (see Luke 9:57-62), then we must recognize that it is extremely difficult to live in a Christian way in a consumer culture.
Marva Dawn
It’s just amazing to do something that’s part of a pop culture phenomenon.
Chaske Spencer
We shouldn’t just consider the desire of government to do what it wants to do. We should always consider the resistance of people. The culture of Iranian people doesn’t let the government drag people into deep trouble or backlash. Maybe government wants it, but the culture doesn’t let it go on.
Shirin Ebadi
When people stop some film from being shot or burn a book, it’s not just that they are saying, this is against Indian culture. They are also saying, you Westernized, elite, English-speaking people are having too much of a good time. It’s a very interesting phenomenon.
Arundhati Roy
I didn’t want to try and borrow kudos from Indonesian culture. I was trying to get a fresh perspective on these instruments. I’m not doing a Paul Simon Gracelands and stealing all this African music and not give anyone any credit.
So-called Chinese art and culture is under control of the Party. They exist to serve the official agenda. I call it fake art and culture.
Ai Weiwei
Towns are suffering from all these things, we should unite until we are all satisfied, man cannot be killing each other as if we were animals, as if we had no culture; that is a lack of culture.
Compay Segundo
Would we be so enamored with dystopian fiction if we lived in a culture where violent death was a major concern? It wouldn’t be escapism.
Maggie Stiefvater
Most of the time, criticism that takes pop culture seriously involves performing some kind of symbolic analysis, decoding the work to demonstrate the way it represents some other aspect of society.
Steven Johnson
The process of schooling does not give birth to human beings – as education should but never will so long as it springs from the collective consciousness of our culture – but instead it teaches us to value abstract rewards at the expense of our autonomy, curiosity, interior lives, and time.
Derrick Jensen
Yehudi Menuhin was a citizen of the world in the fullest sense – one whose vision and culture gave him a deep empathy with fellow human beings of every creed and color.
Kofi Annan
The beginnings of the hacker culture as we know it today can be conveniently dated to 1961, the year MIT acquired the first PDP-1.
Eric S. Raymond
Accept yourself as you are. And that is the most difficult thing in the world, because it goes against your training, education, your culture.
American Psychological Association, the girlie-girl culture’s emphasis on beauty and play-sexiness can increase girls’ vulnerability to the pitfalls that most concern parents: depression, eating disorders, distorted body image, risky sexual behavior.
Peggy Orenstein
It may sound weird, but I don’t really look for culture, particularly in an American city.
Aaron McGruder
You want to think about certain styles of music as being reflective of a certain culture or a certain time or a point of view. You don’t want it to be just an intellectual exercise.
Robin Pecknold
Biennial culture is already almost irrelevant, because so many more people are providing so many better opportunities for artists to exhibit their work.
Jerry Saltz
Human nature is deeper and broader than the artificial contrivance of any existing culture.
E. O. Wilson
Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we’re in a battle between tyranny and freedom – it’s a series of pendulum swings.
Jon Stewart
Inequality has the natural and necessary effect, under the present circumstances, of materializing our upper class, vulgarizing our middle class, and brutalizing our lower class.
Matthew Arnold
The world has become more complex as technology and easy travel mixes cultures without homogenizing them.
Norman Spinrad
I’ve always been fascinated by the grassroots folktale level of a culture, and as a storyteller, I have to follow what seems to be leading me on.
Robin McKinley
No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
Mahatma Gandhi
A bunch of individuals do the same thing because they learned from watching each other or somebody else. That’s what we would call culture.
Hal Whitehead
Making of poetry, music, dance and art as culture-making in the service of nation-making. You can find writings that make that purpose for art quite explicit.
Mark McMorris
You can have the most advanced and efflorescent of cultures. Get your politics wrong, however, and everything stands to be swept away. This is not ancient history. This is Germany 1933… Politics is the moat, the walls, beyond which lie the barbarians. Fail to keep them at bay, and everything burns.
Charles Krauthammer
Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of, I guess, Dirty Harry – except that he wasn’t as much of a racist. So yeah, I was always a fan.
Jeffrey Wright
I’m not the kind of writer who’s able to block out the world around me. I’m mindful of our own haves and have-nots, how our culture often blames and punishes the have-nots. I worry about our precarious economic and political climate.
Walter Bagehot
Contemporary art is an epoch of false money allied with false culture.
Alexander Stoddart
I’m ultimately not so much of a professor as a progresser. And I’m ready to move away from what I consider to be this weird mid-century dream that I feel pulls us as a country, and us as a culture, backward.
Christopher Bollen
I feel like Hollywood would rather end the emerging, bottom-up creative culture than let it happen.
Douglas Rushkoff
In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken.
Youssou N’Dour
No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.
Jack Welch
When things go wrong, your best recovery effort is required. But don’t just provide the missing piece (that’s the recovery), also provide uniquely personal assistance (that’s the memorable effort).
Ron Kaufman
This is the culture you’re raising your kids in. Don’t be surprised if it blows up in your face.
Marilyn Manson
At no point am I ever threatened by people who question who I am, or why I like the things I do, or my legitimacy. Because I know who I am very strongly, and I think that’s what geek culture can reinforce.
Felicia Day
More and more we’re negating the validity of first-hand experience of people from other countries and other cultures… whether it’s on TV, the Internet, mobile phones or whatever – the world system we live in so values second-hand information.
Nitin Sawhney
I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture.
Marlon Brando
Capoeira is a game, it is dance, it is fight, it is of war and it is of peace, it is of culture, of music, it is a portion of things.
Reinaldo Ramos Suassuna
The new human type cannot be properly understood without awareness of what he is continuously exposed to from the world of things about him, even in his most secret innervations.
Theodor Adorno
‘Shan shui’ you can literally translate as ‘mountain and water.’ In traditional Chinese culture, there are a lot of paintings about shan shui, but now we’re talking about a shan-shui city.
Ma Yansong
The triumph of advertising in the culture industry is that consumers feel compelled to buy and use its products even though they see through them.
Theodor Adorno
Complexity and profundity have been equated by the academic culture just as fame and significance have been conflated by the popular culture. Fame and significance have nothing to do with one another; and complexity and profundity have nothing to do with one another.
Dennis Prager
There’s a huge piece of humanity that’s missing – a huge piece – and our [American] culture is infant, comparatively speaking, to these folks who have been around for thousands of years.
Lisa Ling
I’m not trying to explain other cultures, or to give a fair and balanced account of a country, or the top ten things you need to know. I’m not trying to spread world peace and understanding. I’m not an advocate or an activist or an educator or a journalist. I’m out there trying to tell stories the best I can.
Anthony Bourdain
I thought about how easily we are all brainwashed by our society and culture to stop thinking and just assume by default that more money equals more success and more happiness, when ultimately happiness is really just about enjoying life.
Tony Hsieh
Christianity brought something new and revolutionary: freedom and unconditional dignity for each individual, regardless of his religion, culture or nationality. But the East and the West have parted ways since the Crusades.
Walter Kasper
Multiculturalism is based on the lie that all cultures are morally equal.
Michael Barone
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations–these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.
C. S. Lewis
From day one, my idea was always to use the gallery as this animated place to discover culture in a much bigger way.
Roselee Goldberg
Travel enables us to enrich our lives with new experiences, to enjoy and to be educated, to learn respect for foreign cultures, to establish friendships, and above all to contribute to international cooperation and peace throughout the world.
Jules Verne
I’m the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. The stylings of my words are immodest, but it’s the truth.
Julio Iglesias
A culture’s ability to understand the world and itself is critical to its survival. But today we are led into the arena of public debate by seers whose main gift is their ability to compel people to continue to watch them.
George Saunders
I’m determined not to lose my name. It’s who I am. It has neither aided my progress nor hampered it. It’s just who I am. My character. My make-up. My culture and heritage is a very rich one. So what if it’s difficult for people to pronounce? We all learned how to say Schwarzenegger.
Ioan Gruffudd
I think I fish, in part, because it’s an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution.
John Gierach
One thing appears reasonably certain, and that’s that those who make allegations of a culture of deception, of intimidation or cover-up need to be extremely careful about such accusations.
Donald Rumsfeld
We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate.
Lydia M. Child
Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state.
Jeb Bush
What gets in our way is history and culture and religion and economic conditions. It is part of the hypnosis of our social conditioning.
Deepak Chopra
A multicultural society does not reject the culture of the other but is prepared to listen, to see, to dialogue and, in the final analysis, to possibly accept the other’s culture without compromising its own.
Reuven Rivlin
In Britain we have a very powerful tabloid culture with celebrities on the front page crying with their make-up smeared and tears, and it’s kind of what you’d expect from someone who likes to dress up that way.
Eddie Izzard
A ‘death mirror’ held up to American culture – Brando, bikes and black leather; Christ, chains and cocaine. A ‘high’ view of the myth of the American motorcyclist. The machine as totem from toy to terror. Thanatos in chrome and black leather and bursting jeans.
Kenneth Anger
Years of misguided teaching have resulted in the destruction of the best in our society, in our cultures and in the environment.
Cesar Chavez
The people who shape our lives and our cultures have the ability to communicate a vision or a quest or a joy or a mission.
Tony Robbins
I think [audiences are] more aware now of the contradictions in mainstream culture, the phony piety that permeates society, the inhumane hypocrisy.
Paul Krassner
I never examined my role in male culture, in hyper masculinity. I never examined it, nobody ever called me on it.
Nate Parker
Because racism is not like jealousy or selfishness, it is not a primal urge or a basic instinct, it is a 400-year-old political and economic system that has infected our institutions, our culture and even our thinking.
David Olusoga
Where there is Peace, there is Culture; Where there is Culture, there is Peace.
Nicholas Roerich
What a vast difference there is between the barbarism that precedes culture and the barbarism that follows it.
Christian Friedrich Hebbel
I believe prayer for our nation has never been more important as we witness an accelerating anti-Christian fervor in the so-called mainstream of our culture.
Jonathan Falwell
The people, the culture… there’s so much magic in Colombia, so I feel like being a kid, being able to have that, being able to also call Colombia my home, it was such an important part of my introduction as an artist, too, because it’s such a big part of my life as a human being.
Kali Uchis
The Afro-American experience is the only real culture that America has. Basically, every American tries to walk, talk, dress and behave like African Americans.
Hugh Masekela
I’ve been to Australia several times, and I just like the earthiness; it’s part of the culture. That’s a really good vibe to be around.
Erin Heatherton
Holiday binge-buying has deep roots in American culture: department stores have been associating turkey gluttony with its spending equivalent since they began sponsoring Thanksgiving Day parades in the early 20th century.
Adam Davidson
Blood mixture and the result drop in the racial level is the sole cause of the dying out of old cultures; for men do not perish as a result of lost wars, but by the loss of that force of resistance which is continued only in pure blood. All who are not of good race in this world are chaff.
Adolf Hitler
I’m deeply disturbed by the ways in which all of our cultures are demonizing the other. This is why I’m launching a new initiative, and it’s to help all of us, myself included, to counteract the tendency to otherize.
Elizabeth Lesser
We are in love with youth culture in this country… It permeates every aspect of people’s lives.
Miriam Shor
The role of culture is that it’s the form through which we as a society reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, where we hope to be.
Wendell Pierce
American culture has always known success, not suffering, so we’ve never known what to do with this part of the Bible. The more we succeed, the more we’re seduced into thinking we can control everything. We dissect Revelation to get a sense of control over the future.
Bill Vaughan
It’s important to debunk the myths of Africa being this benighted continent civilized only when white people arrived. In fact, Africans had been creators of culture for thousands of years before. These were very intelligent, subtle and sophisticated people, with organized societies and great art.
Henry Louis Gates
When I wrote ‘The West Wing,’ the juice behind it was that in popular culture, our leaders in government are generally portrayed as Machiavellian, or as idiots. I thought, well, how about writing about a group of hyper-competent people?
Aaron Sorkin
You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you’re making a fiction film, it’s entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible.
Robert Duvall
Eating disorders are like a gun that’s formed by genetics, loaded by a culture and family ideals, and triggered by unbearable distress.
Aimee Liu
It is not my intention to explain Turkey, its culture and its problems. My literature has a universal concern: I want to bring people and their emotions closer to my readers, not explain Turkish politics.
Orhan Pamuk
4chan’s culture is unique and spreads and draws people in like no other. It’s also important to realize that 4chan wasn’t some overnight success, and there was never ‘hockey stick’ – like growth.
Christopher Poole
Culture is like wealth; it makes us more ourselves, it enables us to express ourselves
Philip Gilbert Hamerton
I know how hard it can be to communicate in a different country, find your way around, and deal with the mentality of other people and different cultures.
Hayden Panettiere
Finally, I would like to remind record companies that they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music. Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture and is ultimately not profitable.
Tony Visconti
While it has become “cool” for white folks to hang out with black people and express pleasure in black culture, most white people do not feel that this pleasure should be linked to unlearning racism.
Bell Hooks
I have no feud, either with my employers, any sponsors, or with the professional critics of radio and television. But I am seized with an abiding fear regarding what these two instruments are doing to our society, our culture and our heritage.
Edward R. Murrow
Goodness, for me, has to start in my own backyard: find what’s beautiful about where I am right now, rather than criticizing myself for what I’m not. We live in a culture where physical perfection and youth is revered, and so women over a certain age begin to feel irrelevant.
Sophie Heyman Uliano
The narrative of so many fairy tales are timeless in so many different cultures, and they have been since the dawn of man. They represent escapism, but they all feature themes that have such poignancy in a modern world.
Lily Cole
The attempted professionalization of serious and systematic thinking has had a disastrous effect upon our culture
Alasdair MacIntyre
We are not taught to be thinkers, but reflectors of our culture. Let’s teach our children to be thinkers.
Jacque Fresco
I think that one of the tasks of feminist women – mainly women of culture – in our time is to seek out those women who were only forgotten because they were women.
Maria Teresa Horta
Albert Murray’s The Omni-Americans is the most valuable non-business book because it discusses how you have to draw upon everyone’s creativity. America is a mash-up of cultures and traditions, and great businesses know how to tap the strengths of all their employees, whatever their background may be.
Kabir Sehgal
Any time there is a cultural breakthrough in which this culture transcends what it’s supposed to be, there’s a violent reaction. So we had a black president, and it’s followed by an incredibly violent reaction. It happens over and over.
George C. Wolfe
Our preoccupation has always been to craft space in such a way as to induce social interactions that would in turn generate a sense of community and a culture, but starting from the very immediate issue of how action influences perception.
Larry Harvey
How does contemporary technology and culture changes our understanding of what it means to be human. What is our relationship with – and responsibilities towards – that which we create.
Patricia Piccinini
We want harmonious development, … We should work together for more democratic and law-based international relations, and a harmonious environment in which countries respect one another, treat one another as equals, and different cultures can emulate and interchange with each other.
Li Zhaoxing
Double-check your voice mail message. Listen to your on-hold words and music. Write welcoming scripts for your telephone team. Pay attention to the music in your office and lobby areas. Make sure what your customers hear sounds good.
Ron Kaufman
Im Jewish and Italian, and I lucked out and got the nose of both cultures.
Chelsea Peretti
I am stoked to go over to Japan and experience that culture.
Adam Cole
Well, it’s an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman, of course, but there was also the intention to describe a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms.
John M. Ford
Indian weddings are elaborate. As a culture, we like to celebrate everything Our weddings go on for sometimes a week, 10 days.
Abhishek Bachchan
It’s no doubt that there’s a connection (between the blues and hip-hop). Hip-hop is definitely a child of the blues. And I think you gotta know the roots to really grow. It’s like knowing your parents, it’s like knowing your culture, so you could be proud of that culture and take it to the world.
To write about the monstrous sense of alienation the poet feels in this culture of polarized hatreds is a way of staying sane. With the poem, I reach out to an audience equally at odds with official policy, and I celebrate our mutual humanness in an inhuman world.
Maxine Kumin
Yes, but the thing is my influences are so rooted in afro-American culture especially that it’s quite sad to not enjoy the same success because the influences are so strong from there.
Mick Hucknall
Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.
Criss Jami
My wife and I always have a winter holiday that I call the “fly and flop”. In January and February, you don’t want culture, you just want to get your bones warm and eat, drink, sleep. We usually go to the Caribbean.
Alan Titchmarsh
A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.
Mary McCarthy
If you really want to change a culture… empower women.
Greg Mortenson
It’s an absurdity to just wish for a world of chaos without anything viable in its place. I’m loyal to my culture, my creed, the human race and my people and I don’t want to see them all end up in a Mad Max movie.
John Lydon
When you read a fantasy novel part of the fun is getting to explore a new world. Everyone knows that. But I believe the same is true about characters. You can explore interesting people in the same way that you explore a town or a culture.
Patrick Rothfuss
To take full advantage of the potential in e-business, leaders must lead differently, and people must work together differently. Let’s call this new way of working e-culture-the human side of the global information era, the heart and soul of the new economy.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations — past and present — are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual’s hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millenia.
Eric Hoffer
The powers that be are trying to meld, shape, and corral the culture of hip-hop into another speaking voice for the government.
Chuck D
When I grew up in the ’60s, we were actually dominated by this, you know, sort of conforming ’50s culture, even though we were like trying to express our own culture, like, the dominant culture was the thing that was forming us. And I think that that’s true today.
Gus Van Sant
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Charles Darwin
Surrounded by the self -sufficiency of American culture, we can convince ourselves that we have what it takes to achieve something great.
David Platt
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo
Culture Clash is a national treasure.
Philip Kan Gotanda
Sigmund Freud was the apostle of disbelief. He was the one who made psychoanalysis a part of our culture, and in so doing he kicked out a flying buttress that had been essential for holding up our cathedral of faith.
Tony Campolo
This coincided with the fall of the Berlin Wall and Europe coming closer together, and nightlife and techno and ecstasy culture seemed like a very powerful panEuropean movement.
Wolfgang Tillmans
Relevance is a big, big question. It’s more about what’s your definition of being relevant. In the music world, agism is a big issue. It’s about youth and youth culture. There’s no other art form that I know that requires you to be a certain age.
Larry Mullen, Jr.
Manga uses Japanese traditional structures in how to teach the student and to transmit a very direct message. You learn from the teacher by watching from behind his back. The whole teacher-master thing is part of Asian culture, I think.
Takashi Murakami
Culture makes the whole world our dwelling place; our palace in which we take our ease and find ourselves at one with all things.
John Lancaster Spalding
At its best, cinema does retain a remarkable ability to speak to people of every age, from every background, and in ways that almost any other art form in popular culture struggles to compete with.
David Puttnam
A whole society imprints us. Language, television and culture imprints us Just living in a country is a vibratory imprint. All the collective attentions, of all the people who live there – imprint us.
Frederick Lenz
It takes intelligence and training, self-discipline and fine-sensibility, to gain renewed life through leisure occupation. America now suffers spiritual poverty, and art must become more fully American life before her leisure can become culture.
Hans Hofmann
What is the relation between Christianity and modern culture; may Christianity be maintained in a scientific age? It is this problem which modern liberalism attempts to solve.
John Gresham Machen
The alt-right for me is primarily a cultural reaction to the nannying and language policing and authoritarianism of the progressive left – the stranglehold that it has on culture.
Milo Yiannopoulos
I brought Yoko Ono to New York and gave her her first job there. I was editing a magazine called Film Culture.
Jonas Mekas
Fashion and music are two great artistic forms that can be molded by the youth culture – our taste and our passion for evolving things in our limited time on earth allows us to look at things with fresh eyes.
Virgil Abloh
Whatever success we have had in maintaining our culture has been instrumental in Intel’s success in surviving strategic inflection points.
Andy Grove
Culture represents a novelty in the world of nature, and it could have added an effective, unifying edge to the forces of natural selection.
Richard Leakey
There are things within the culture that absolutely enrage me, and for me it is sacred rage. But it’s not just peculiar to Mormonism – it’s any patriarchy that I think stops, thwarts, or denies our creativity.
Terry Tempest Williams
I write on sacred stories, symbols and rituals of all cultures – European, American and Chinese – but my audiences, typically, like me to focus on India.
Devdutt Pattanaik
Culture changes because of musicians and actors and actresses. There’s a responsibility there. You may ignore the responsibility. You may choose to be a bad role model. But, you are a role model nonetheless.
Kirk Cameron
I am quite familiar with Dubai and its design scene. I have been a regular visitor for more than 10 years. It is hard to name an area where hospitality, friendship, culture, ambition, and beauty are so highly regarded.
Marcel Wanders
America is the only country in the world where you can suffer culture shock without leaving home.
Florence King
Cities are beautiful because they are created slowly; they are made by time. A city is born from a tangle of monuments and infrastructures , culture and market, national history and everyday stories. It takes 500 years to create a city, 50 to create a neighborhood.
Renzo Piano
Chinese culture is already telling children to work hard. That’s not growth mindset because they’re working hard for the product, not for the growth or the joy of learning.
Carol S. Dweck
Marilyn Monroe and Vivienne Leigh are real icons of mine. In terms of visual culture, they are both so iconic. There weren’t any paparazzi shots of them falling out of taxis, so they will always look so incredible.
Lily Cole
I used to define success as being able to produce any result you wanted, whether it was a relationship, weight-loss, being a millionaire, impacting the culture, changing society, whatever it might be, it might be homelessness, whatever, but lately I’ve realized that success is “fulfilling your soul’s purpose.”
Jack Canfield
I have fans from different cultures coming up to me saying that they don’t understand what I’m singing but that they like the music.
Prince Royce
Since violence is largely a male pastime, cultures that empower women tend to move away from the glorification of violence and are less likely to breed dangerous subcultures of rootless young men.
Steven Pinker
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
Germaine Greer
There’s such cultural rot taking place, such a disintegration throughout our culture. Values, morality, you name it. Standards have been relaxed, and people are not being held to them. People’s intentions, if they’re said to be good and honorable, that’s all that matters.
Rush Limbaugh
I celebrate every culture. I love the mix of cultures and I’m never going to change that because that’s inspiring to me.
Guido Palau
From the subtle to the extreme, our culture and our values are under unrelenting attack from the media.
Tammy Bruce
The Greeks, with their truly healthy culture, have once and for all justified philosophy simply by having engaged in it, and having engaged in it more fully than any other people.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Because the planetary culture is becoming ever more closely knitted together all its parts are becoming co-dependent.
Terence McKenna
The whole world is run on bluff. No race, no nation, no man has any divine right to take advantage of others. Why allow the other fellow to bluff you?
Marcus Garvey
It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole
Christopher Dawson
Humor and knowledge are the two great hopes of our culture.
Konrad Lorenz
Film has become such a central part of our culture now that I think sometimes too great a weight is placed upon it in terms of scrutiny and analysis. There’s a lot of rather specious professorial stuff that swirls around films.
Daniel Day-Lewis
So, my fellow Christians, protest this film if you like, but then how about devoting some energy to fill the vacuum created by your retreat from popular culture.
Cal Thomas
Private beneficence is totally inadequate to deal with the vast numbers of the city’s disinherited.
Jane Addams
…let us continue to work together to develop and nurture in future generations a culture of human rights, to promote freedom, security and peace in all nations.
Kofi Annan
The great thing about celebrity culture is that they can’t seem to stop themselves from displaying their ridiculous behaviour. I feel it’s my job as a serious investigative journalist to witness all kinds of behaviour and then report back to the audience through the prism of my own anger and bitterness.
Kathy Griffin
It is curious that what these psychedelics do, on a scale of a community, is they release new ideas. . . . And that this is how culture moves forward. That culture is a phenomenon dependent on the generation of ideas, plans, notions, connections. So this is precisely what these compounds are doing.
Terence McKenna
Apologetics has an important place in the local church as we seek to influence our communities for Christ in an increasingly skeptical culture.
Lee Strobel
Goth culture, as mired in the past as it is, even it goes through changes, so Goth when I was growing up is not what it is now. When I think of Goth culture as it is at the moment I think of mall culture.
Jhonen Vasquez
I feel like I have an affiliation with the ’90s. I feel like a lot of things going on in fashion and pop culture were loud and outlandish.
Charli XCX
We owe the origin and development of human society and, consequently, of culture and civilization, to the fact that work performed under the division of labor is more productive than when performed in isolation.
Ludwig von Mises
I am a child of Cosmopolitan culture, have been traumatized by supermodels and too many quizzes and know that neither my personality nor my body is up to it if left to its own devices. I can’t take the pressure.
Helen Fielding
I am a product of Indian cinema; I’ve grown up watching Indian films ever since I can remember. And song and dance is part of our lives, it’s part of our culture we wake up to songs, we sleep to lullabies, you know, we celebrate every religious and traditional function with music.
Karan Johar
A cheerful, intelligent face is the end of culture.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every new book is a challenge. I could, of course, have stopped many years ago if it was only for money. But no, it is about building bridges among cultures, different cultures… When you want someone to understand something that is not forcefully in your culture, you use stories.
Paulo Coelho
If we demand things in worship that can’t be in every culture, then we’re demanding cultural preferences, not biblical.
Ed Stetzer
The transcendent experience is brotherly love, nature, harmony and unity. Cultures, in trying to define it, try to define an external deity as opposed to the process.
Edgar Mitchell
I don’t feel alienated from American culture, but I understand people who do.
John Podhoretz
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton
That will be my focus: building a culture that moves away from militarism.
Mairead Corrigan
Writers are a product of where we come from, but by looking at alternatives to the culture in which we live, we can find ways to change and hopefully improve it.
Sara Sheridan
Popular culture is morally bankrupt, flagrantly licentious and utterly materialistic-and Madonna is the worst of all.
Tipper Gore
Sharing knowledge is not part of Western culture
Fons Trompenaars
At certain historic moments, grandparents took on childrearing responsibilities. In many cultures, they still do. Chinese grandparents who are able to retire at 55 are seen all over Beijing bouncing grandbabies. In the United States, we can’t afford to retire at 55.
Erica Jong
I worry about what we’ll do in the future, [about the instantaneous co-opting of pop culture]. Where is our new stuff going to come from?
William Gibson
I think some journalists and bloggers want their articles to be clever, and the way into that is by writing nasty things. I think our culture likes to be mean. I don’t just find this in fashion – I find it in the news. More and more, it is about ripping people apart.
Tom Ford
There’s things in the Bible when you read the Quran there different wordings. The Quran is dealing with the Most High and the Bible is dealing with God. If they read them both and put it together they’ll know what the true culture is.
A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli
Indians think it is important to remember, while Americans believe it is important to forget.
Paula Gunn Allen
Ideologies are cultural memes. They are the most confining of the cultural memes. That’s where culture gets real ugly. It is when you rub up against its ideologies.
Terence McKenna
Where the women go, the culture goes.
Phylicia Rashad
I understand culture. I am the nucleus.
Kanye West
He only is a well-made man who has a good determination. And the end of culture is not to destroy this, God forbid! but to train away all impediment and mixture and leave nothing but pure power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.
Ken Robinson
Our heavily meat-centered culture is at the very heart of our waste of the earth’s productivity.
Frances Moore LappГ©
I have always felt it was a handicap for oppressed peoples to depend so largely upon a leader, because unfortunately in our culture, the charismatic leader usually becomes a leader because he has found a spot in the public limelight.
Ella Baker
All forms of books make a valuable contribution to education and the dissemination of culture and information. The diversity of books and editorial content is a source of enrichment that we must support through appropriate public policies and protect from uniformity.
Irina Bokova
There is a real connection between culture and climate change. We all have a part to play and if you engage with life, you will get a new set of values, get off the consumer treadmill, and start to think, and it is these great thinkers who will rescue the planet.
Vivienne Westwood
I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Traveling, I’ve met Ghanaian people who have seen me in minor stuff, but they see the name Ato Essandoh, and they recognize it as a Ghanaian name. They come up to me and are always so excited. You don’t think about it, but they really absorb American culture.
Ato Essandoh
Europe’s experiment with multiculturalism, or the side-by-side existence of different cultures, has failed throughout the continent. Integration requires a minimum basis of shared values, that is, a culture of mutual tolerance and respect – in other words, what constitutes the heart of European culture.
Walter Kasper
No human heart is denied empathy. No religion can demolish that by indoctrination. No culture, no nation and nationalism – nothing can touch it because it is empathy.
Dayananda Saraswati
As our world becomes smaller, through a growing common culture, the true test of community will be our tolerance for our most profound differences and love for the most challenging among us.
Wayne Teasdale
It is impossible to understand history, international politics, the world economy, religions, philosophy, or ‘patterns of culture’ without taking geography into account.
Kenneth C. Davis
The more celebrities I meet, the more disappointed I get in celebrity culture.
Wendy Williams
Apathy in youth culture is pretty stark.
Dominic Holland
It is very rare to find ground which produces nothing; if it is not covered with flowers, with fruit trees and grains, it produces briers and pines. It is the same with man; if he is not virtuous, he becomes vicious.
Jean de la Bruyere
Foreigners cannot bring freedom, cannot bring democracy, because this is related to the culture, to the different factors that affect or influence that society. You cannot bring it, you cannot import it.
Bashar al-Assad
The ideology of hardness and cruelty runs through American culture like an electric current.
Henry Giroux
My great fear is that I’m the ultimate shallow person. I think about this kind of thing a lot, and about this phenomenon in our culture where people identify themselves with their interests. I’ve been trying not to think about it too much. It used to really upset me when people called me “witch house.”
The time will come when the evil forms we have known can no more be organized. Man’s culture can spare nothing, wants all material. He is to convert all impediments into instruments, all enemies into power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Copyright protects corporate monopoly rights over culture and provides much of the profits to media conglomeratesm encouraging the wholesale privatization of our common culture.
Robert Waterman McChesney
Locally lived hip-hop culture that is giving many of America’s youth the tool they need to survive and thrive in America, in the face of public policy that have written too many young people off.
Bakari Kitwana
American music culture is black culture.
What I’ve seen from keeping in touch as well as I can is that what I find so typical in Mexican culture is the helpfulness of the people to each other. I think, at this point, that is the highest good and the highest we can hope for – which is to be of help and use to each other wherever we are.
Alice Walker
We live in a youth-obsessed, aesthetically obsessed culture. That is no more evident than in the film industry.
Ben Barnes
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
Albert Einstein
I try to put my culture in all my music, as much as I can.
Karl Wolf
I’m sad to say that stardom is a commodity in our culture.
Christine Baranski
We have to be realistic about the brutal demands a money culture puts on the psyche, and there is a great cost to this in terms of creativity. Look at the state of people at 65. How many of them become creative after having to survive in the money culture?
Michael Ventura
Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a ‘disposable’ culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new.
Pope Francis
After pop art, graffiti is probably the biggest art movement in recent history to have such an impact on culture.
Jeffrey Deitch
I don’t think you can create culture and develop core values during great times. I think it’s when the company faces adversity of extraordinary proportions, when there’s no reason for the company to survive, when you’re looking at incredible odds – that’s when culture is developed, character is developed.
Jensen Huang
We learned Russian music, and of course Western European classical music, but nothing from our own Tuvan culture. I think that was the biggest problem of Communists – they didn’t care about the cultural life of aboriginal people, here especially in Siberia. Maybe it brought them to collapse.
Albert Kuvezin
Just out of curiosity, I wonder what makes music or culture or taste go in certain directions. Who knows what the forces are behind it.
To be free you must afford freedom to your neighbor, regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin, and that sometimes, for some, is very difficult.
Helen Gahagan Douglas
Yes and our obsession with youth in our culture and how we, women lie about their age after 35 obsessively and no one wants to let anyone know they’re getting older, et cetera.
Sela Ward
I want to be honest about the world that we live in, and sometimes my political persuasions come through in my work. Fashion can be really racist, looking at the clothes of other cultures as costumes. . . . That’s mundane and it’s old hat. Let’s break down some barriers.
Alexander McQueen
I grew up in church and I don’t think I necessarily understood what it meant to be called into the culture and the community in the city that you’re in or the town that you’re in and live effectively and be informed and be gracious with people.
Shane Harper
And do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
William Shakespeare
Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these.
John Burroughs
A poor thing, perhaps, but my own.
William Shakespeare
Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap.
Hermann Hesse
Magical realism allows an artist like myself to inject layers of meaning without being obvious. In American culture, where there is freedom of expression, this approach may seem forced, unnecessary and misunderstood. But this system of communication has become very Iranian.
Shirin Neshat
Although we’ve used the concept brand communities a couple of times, it’s important to reiterate that communities aren’t created, they are courted. Most brands will need to court a range of different communities and travel across pools, webs, and hubs if they want to reach the full range of desired consumers.
Henry Jenkins
What really makes the difference in innovation is whether the corporate culture is paying attention to innovation.
David Livermore
An artist creates songs and timeless moments that are reflections that impact culture, and you can do that in any way – with guitars, ukelele, a computer. So, that will never die. It’s always the artist behind the computer, not the computer.
When the media defines something, you have to question: Is it the definition that you want applied to your culture? I’m trying to determine who’s leaving the legacy, and if the legacy that is being left is a positive one.
Tim Reid
Strong women, when respected, make the whole society stronger. One must be careful with such rapid changes, though, and make an effort to preserve, at the same time, the positive traditions of Indian culture.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
In fact, Western culture has spent decades drawing lines and boxes around interconnected phenomena. We’ve chunked the world into pieces rather than explored its webby nature.
Margaret J. Wheatley
When women finally get liberated, they’ll do the same that men do–dog eat dog– that’s what our culture is…. Not cooperation but assassination. Women will cooperate until they attain certain goals. Then one will begin to destroy the other.
Alice Neel
I try to leave a light footprint. I’m involved with Global Green, which aims to educate people about sustainable building and the greening of schools. I try to be aware about the consumption of unnecessary things in a consumptive culture.
Walton Goggins
Somewhere in the child, somewhere in the adult, there is a hard, irreducible, stubborn core of biological urgency, and biological necessity, and biological reason that culture cannot reach and that reserves the right, which sooner or later it will exercise, to judge the culture and resist and revise it.
Lionel Trilling
The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we’re in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe.
Vin Diesel
Selfless acts are a source of profound meaning for your self and your life.
Ron Kaufman
Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months.
Dee Hock
It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments.
Robert E. Howard
Whether we’re talking about race or gender or class, popular culture is where the pedagogy is, it’s where the learning is.
Bell Hooks
Are you doing only what you must or doing all you can?
Ron Kaufman
In this culture, the phrase ‘black woman’ is not synonymous with ‘tender,’ or ‘gentle.’ It’s as if those words couldn’t possibly speak to the reality of black females.
bell hooks
I have lived my life in a culture that hates fat people.
Camryn Manheim
Culture changes with economic development.
Ha-Joon Chang
It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past. Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and active mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement against that past.
George Steiner
We are creating a culture where content creators are a new servant class, and paid as such.
Rosanne Cash
I’ve spent most of my life in cities, and so I’ve always lived with the curiosity about what makes for city cultures and how peoples live in cities, how peoples anywhere manage to co-exist, the public life and the private life.
W. S. Di Piero
Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Somewhere between the ages of eleven and fifteen, the average child begins to suffer from an atrophy, the paralysis of curiosity and the suspension of the power to observe. The trouble, I should judge, to lie with the schools.
Thomas A. Edison
Snoop [Dog] said [Peaky Blinders] reminded him of how he got involved with gang culture. It’s always fantastically flattering when I see people dress like that and take on the look.
Steven Knight
The quintessential exercise of free speech in a culture supposedly built on that concept and dedicated to it, the Internet’s development is as historically important to humanity perhaps even more so as Gutenberg ‘s invention of the printing press.
L. Neil Smith
Sponsors, corporate endowments, and the heritage of the big fortunes would take care of financing cultural projects when American society was homogeneous. Now it’s too complex, it’s a mix. Different cultures in collision. I think it starts to be necessary to have a government institution to deal with cultural affairs.
Gilberto Gil
I think more and more, if you live in the current world – and live internationally – it’s all a mix of interests, and the same people who are interested in fashion are also interested in movies, art, and culture.
Miuccia Prada
If white privilege is a thing, why are people working so hard to be black? All of the award shows and cultural events favor black culture.
Milo Yiannopoulos
I grew up in Southern California and there is a deep car culture there. I am now down to one car. It is a 1923 T pick up with 1000 hp. I have had a number of cars but little time and space so I have liquidated most of them.
Leland Sklar
The most valuable thing in culture is to find something first – so everyone is always looking.
Virgil Abloh
Having a clear mission and making sure you know that mission and making sure that mission comes through the company is probably the most important thing you can do for both culture and values.
Brian Chesky
Armed violence and peace cannot coexist. We need to overcome the challenges we face and seek practical solutions. We must replace the culture of war with the culture of peace.
Widad Akrawi
Really, when it comes to gay rights, there’s two wars going on. The first war is political. But the culture war is over.
Dan Savage
There’s nothing in my head that’s worth anything at all because it’s the culture that put it there.
Bob Gill
American pop culture is perpetually in adolescent mode. The notions of what it takes to be a man, as depicted in pop culture, are very superficial, one-dimensional, and adolescent.
Alex Tizon
There’s a sense of humor within the Australian culture that prevails when one is in a rather difficult situation.
Guy Pearce
American culture is kind of a universal culture, I guess. It’s things Greeks grew up with, common references you can use. It’s very interesting.
Yorgos Lanthimos
We don’t claim to have perfect morals, but at least we have a huge area of things that, while legal, are beneath us. We won’t do them. Currently, there’s a culture in Americathat says that anything that won’t send you to prison is OK.
Charlie Munger
Typographical laziness was slowly destroying our culture, according to Lexa and her pals. Inexactitude was death.
Scott Westerfeld
A culture is like an immune system. It operates through the laws of systems, just like a body. If a body has an infection, the immune system deals with it. Similarly, a group enforces its norms, either actively or passively.
Henry Cloud
Rarely do schools acknowledge the power of peer culture in defining standards, and rarely do they take advantage of this power as an engine for quality. When students themselves are in charge of projects that they care about, peer pressure can become a powerful force for high standards.
Sandy Berger
Maybe the culture is [particularly] shabby now. Maybe it’s because I’m over sixty, that I can feel that about everything.
Leonard Cohen
Business culture operates differently in different cities around the world. But I don’t think it’s possible to design one system that incorporates all social norms for networking. Human beings are just too diverse.
danah boyd
The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads.
Walter Pater
Everyone who raps isn’t hip-hop. To be hip-hop, you’ve got to know the culture. You got to know the history.
Ice T
Our culture has created two almost irreconcilable descriptions of a ‘good woman.’ The first is the individual achiever; the second, the self-sacrificing domestic goddess.
Martha Beck
You’re less apprehensive when you know what to expect. Also, the first flight is very important in this performance-driven culture I work in; it establishes your reputation. If you don’t do well, it’s probably your last flight.
Julie Payette
Our art culture makes no attempt to search the past for precedents, but transforms the entire past into a sequence of provisional responses to a problem that remains intact.
Andre Malraux
That culture, of looking at catchy music as a negative thing, is weird. It has nothing to do with me, or the music I was into growing up. The Stones and the Beatles only tried to write hits. Every Motown song, every Credence Clearwater song – they were trying to write hits.
Dan Auerbach
In our culture we are taught to be accessible and open; it signifies a good person. In mysticism it is the opposite, people can scan you and drain you.
Frederick Lenz
Who thought it would be a good idea to undermine art in the school curriculum? Who thought studying the history of our visual culture was a waste of time? Who thought that only private schools should have that privilege? Was it someone who said we don’t need experts?
Cornelia Parker
If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.
Elizabeth Bowen
I’m a professor of media studies as well as humanities, and I’m an evangelist of popular culture, but when there’s only media, then there’s going to be a slow debasement of language, and that’s what I think we’re fighting.
Camille Paglia
I grew up in that, when I was a kid. My friends and I used to play cowboys and Indians. We were cowboys killing the Indians, following the Wild West stories. All of this combined into a very strange culture, which is frightened.
Noam Chomsky
It has seemed so strange to me that the larger culture, with its own absence of spirit and lack of attachment for the land, respects these very things about Indian traditions, without adopting those respected ways themselves.
Linda Hogan
We travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
Pico Iyer
In Buddhist culture, offering food to the monk symbolizes the action of goodness, and if you have no opportunity to support the practice of spirituality, then you are somehow left in the realm of darkness.
Nhat Hanh
I guess, like most foreigners, when you’re away, you see your own culture being even more strange. But where I come from and my roots mean a lot. I miss my family and my friends. Something I’ve realized as I’ve been traveling is that it’s more about the actual people than the actual place.
Alicia Vikander
Packed with detailsplendidly depicts passion, brutality, and cultures in conflict.
Dorothy Garlock
I can’t pretend that I don’t subscribe to Internet music culture in that I discover new music and old music simultaneously.
Alan Palomo
The principle was right there – you couldn’t miss it. The more we did for our customers, the more they did for us.
Debbi Fields
We need to repent of our willing cooperation in our money-centered culture, which is depleting the natural resources that God designed for all humankind. He gave us a good earth. Let us serve him by helping to preserve it for our children. ‘A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children’ (Proverbs 13:22 ).
Paul Brand
Around the world today people are spontaneously spawning a culture dedicated to creating conditions conducive to life.
Kenny Ausubel
The good of the whole of Creation, the world and all its creatures together, is never a consideration because it is never thought of; our culture now simply lacks the means for thinking of it.
Wendell Berry
I am continually influenced by the feeling that music culture captured in the late 60s – for my generation, it was a time to rebel, against our parents, against everything.
Renzo Rosso
The biggest determinant in our lives is culture, where we are born, what the environment looks like. But the second biggest determinant is probably governance, good governance or a certain kind of governance makes a huge difference in our lives.
Nicolas Berggruen
We have this culture of financialization. People think they need to make money with their savings rather with their own business. So you end up with dentists who are more traders than dentists. A dentist should drill teeth and use whatever he does in the stock market for entertainment.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Psychoanalysts are bent on producing man abstractly, that is to say ideologically, for culture. It is Oedipus who produces man in this fashion and who gives a structure to the false movement of infinite progression and regression
Gilles Deleuze
What is your personal carrying capacity for grief, rage, despair? We are living in a period of mass extinction. The numbers stand at 200 species a day. That’s 73,000 a year. This culture is oblivious to their passing, feels entitled to their every last niche, and there is no roll call on the nightly news.
Lierre Keith
The culture war is between the winners and those who think they’re losers who want to become winners. The losers think the only way they can become winners is by banding together all the losers and them empowering a leader of the losers to make things right for them.
Rush Limbaugh
Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.
John Hume
I’m going to put that on my gravestone. “He created such a category of unwanted pop culture – Famous for directing unwanted cultural references”.
Tim Burton
There are works of literature whose influence is strong but indirect because it is mediated through the whole of the culture rather than immediately through imitation. Wordsworth is the case that comes to mind.
J. M. Coetzee
The only true and effective “operator’s manual for spaceship earth” is not a book that any human will ever write; it is hundreds of thousands of local cultures.
Wendell Berry
In a kind of a way there’s a bit of that happening now so we have to be careful to preserve our culture.
Yahoo Serious
My mother is Russian and father Nepalese, so we always had a chess board at home. Chess is part of the culture in both Russia and Nepal.
Anish Giri
Most women in our culture, then, are disordered when it comes to issues of self-worth, self-entitlement, self-nourishment, and comfort with their own bodies; eating disorders, far from being ‘bizarre’ and anomalous, are utterly continuous with a dominant element of the experience of being female in this culture.
Susan Bordo
It was a bit difficult in England at first with the weather and the rain, but I love the football culture in this country.
Sadio Mane
The contingency of history (both for life in general and for the cultures of Homo sapiens ) and human free will (in the factual rather than theological sense) are conjoined concepts, and no better evidence can be produced than the “experimental” production of markedly different solutions in identical environments.
Stephen Jay Gould
Writing, printing, and the Internet give a false sense of security about the permanence of culture.
Jane Jacobs
As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.
Stephen Bayley
The important thing for me is that I try to understand the culture. Everything I thought I knew about the country was either through TV, music, movies or hopping in and out when I did shows. You can’t just get the US through being in Miami, LA and New York. Middle America is the place to understand real America.
Dizzee Rascal
Hip hop – it’s an art form but it’s a culture as well. You grow up in the culture and you never leave it. It’s a style of dress; it’s a way of thought. I always grew up in the culture, and it was part of who I was and I carried it into every world I was in.
My philosophy has always remained the same, it’s about creating calm balanced environments based on Eastern cultures, ie order and creation of harmony. How people feel in a space is as important as the way it looks, one can’t be without the other to succeed.
Kelly Hoppen
I feel it is an obligation to help people understand the relation of food to agriculture and the relationship of food to culture.
Alice Waters
I always used to say hybrids would rule the world – people who have an understanding of many cultures and can relate to them with ease. And then along came Obama.
Danai Gurira
I would say, for me, flamenco is so pure, so raw. I love pop culture but sometimes I miss the root, the rawness.
Get the culture right, and everything else just falls into place.
Tony Hsieh
Unfortunately, the belief that women are a minority is endemic in most cultures around the world. Obviously some take it to the extreme where violence against women is legal and supported and in other cultures it is more subversive and easy to dismiss as “progress.”
Gillian Anderson
I am flawed, deeply flawed. I didn’t invent the [doping] culture but I didn’t try to stop the culture and that’s my mistake, and that’s what I have to be sorry for.
Lance Armstrong
We regard those other cultures such as that of India, where many people live and believe and behave much as they did 1000 or 2000 years ago – as “undeveloped”.
Arthur Erickson
Our culture is revered and it inspires people all around the globe.
Pam Grier
We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Culture dictated from above is the enemy of folk music. Whether it’s stuffy classical music or pre-engineered pop where somebody’s paid tons of money to make sure that everyone hears this song a certain number of times a day – that feels like the opposite of folk music.
Will Sheff
The Church, in her wisdom, maintains the distinction between engaged and married couples — they are not the same, today’s culture and society have become rather indifferent to the delicate and serious nature of this passage.
Pope Francis
I grew up in East Flatbush in Brooklyn which was an intense neighbourhood filled with different West Indian cultures.
Michael K. Williams
New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
Jackson Pollock
There was a time when I kept track of it all; when my mind worked like a giant lint brush being swept over the fuzzy surface of popular culture. But these days, pop culture seems to have gotten fuzzier and fuzzier; notoriety comes and goes in the snap of a finger.
Susan Orlean
No one culture has ever developed all human potentialities; it has always selected certain capacities, mental and emotional and moral, and stifled others. Each culture is a system of values which may well complement the values in another.
Ruth Benedict
The art world is now a slave of mass culture. We have a sound-bite culture and so we have sound-bite art. You look at it, you get it – it’s as immediate and as superficial as that.
Matthew Collings
I was brought up in many different cultures, moving around all the time, and I find my identity in my songs. I project the identity I want to have throughout the songs that I write.
‘Dirtbag’ is just the term we use, like a ‘gnarly dude’ in surfing. Within the climbing culture, it means being a committed lifer: someone who has embraced a minimalist ethic in order to rock climb. It basically means you’re a homeless person by choice.
Alex Honnold
My working hypothesis is that stupidity in popular culture is a constant. Popular culture cannot get more stupid.
P. J. O’Rourke
If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.
Johan Huizinga
Ireland is becoming like everywhere else, but that’s the one I grew up in: the one that’s hugely illogical. Rather wonderful, in a way. I never found this oppression of religion and that, but I did enjoy growing up in a culture that didn’t need to be rational all of the time.
Neil Jordan
There’s just so much negativity that surrounds sub-cultures of people in the USA, and I think the fact that technology has caught up, we’re going to capture a lot of these moments and share them with the world.
Mike Jackson
I’ve traveled around the world, and what’s so revealing is that, despite the differences in culture, politics, language, how people dress, there is a universal feeling that we all want the same thing. We deeply want to be respected and appreciated for our differences.
Howard Schultz
Freedom of speech does not mean freedom of offending culture, religion or traditions.
Staffan de Mistura
Movies really have replaced what traditionally were mythologies, that every culture had their mythological beliefs and their collective ‘stories.’ There is now the possibility for movies to embody that arising new state of consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle
Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life.
Hannah Arendt
In Scotland over many years we have cultivated through our justice system what I hope can be described as a ‘culture of compassion.’ On the other hand, there still exists in many parts of the U.S., if not nationally, an attitude towards the concept of justice which can only be described as a ‘culture of vengeance.’
Keith O’Brien
When it comes to the culture, there’s no such thing as peaceful coexistence. If we’re not defending truth, fighting for Christian values in all of life, the truth will be sacrificed on the altar of mainstream secularism.
Charles Colson
I don’t pretend to make my photographs speak the truth of what Mexico is all about. But in its villages I can feel the way culture is changing, and it’s fascinating to live through it and try to capture it on camera.
Graciela Iturbide
I hope, by being honest about what happened to me, to help nourish a culture of honesty that might make something different – and better – possible. We really need to squarely face the issue of child abuse in America, and to look at our perversity, our illness.
Laura Mullen
Larry Summers, I think, he had a long history of arrogance and relative ignorance about poor people’s culture and working people’s culture and so forth.
Cornel West
It would be a horrible business, a horrible sort of culture if you didn’t have the candy pop as well as the real hard-hitting stuff. And I love some pop music.
Thea Gilmore
We have not yet realized that the Indian and his culture were fundamental to the growth of Canadian institutions.
Harold Innis
Each piece that I put in the street is unique. I never make the same piece twice. For Hong Kong, like for every city where I have worked, I try to adapt my work to the culture and the ‘colors’ of the city.
Universal deities … never seem to smile. Not in any culture. What’s the point of having omnipotence if you don’t enjoy it?
Jack McDevitt
Culture is the passion for sweetness and light, and (what is more) the passion for making them prevail.
Matthew Arnold
Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it.
John Corigliano
Be the exception to the rule. It’s the surest way to become exceptional.
Ron Kaufman
You know, it helps having an African American driver behind the wheel. I’m representing that culture and that background. But a lot of background pressure, I don’t really put that on me. I know I have enough pressure to go out and perform every week.
Bubba Wallace
The entire culture was organized for people who are happy. People who are miserable need reassurance that other people are miserable.
Ira Glass
We invent our technologies and then we turn around and use our technologies to reinvent ourselves as individuals, communities and cultures.
Paul Saffo
Do we really want to base our 21st-century policy on what the colonialist preferred at a certain time in history, not at all based on health or what the preferences of different cultures might be? That’s just ridiculous.
Maia Szalavitz
Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
Margaret Fuller
Bourgeois society, rife with an atomism or monadism of secluded egos, is profoundly uncomfortable with topics of domination just because of the rift between how it sees itself (Kantian autonomism) and how it actually exists (pathetic prole-culture).
Kenny Smith
Stephen L. Carter coined the phrase ‘the culture of disbelief’ to describe the prevailing hostility in Western culture toward public expressions of faith.
Josh McDowell
It’s interesting, even in popular culture, in our vernacular now, the whole idea of ‘fake news.’ You hear it repeated on scripted television shows, on reality shows, you just see it everywhere, even in other countries.
Dagen McDowell
Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Mark Twain
We must teach the next generation to not just learn languages, but whole cultures and belief systems. We will then make more of an effort to understand people and their different cultures.
Jane Seymour
It’s cool to see a bunch of brown kids in the crowd. I wanna be a brown artist that they look up to. I didn’t see that many artists with my same culture that I looked up to when I was growing up. The industry has always been whitewashed.
47 Ronin is a very special movie for me. Not only a Samurai thing. Not only a Hollywood fantasy. It has a very special mixture between Japanese traditional culture and Western culture for the costume, set, story. Everything. I believe it will be a very special film that no one has ever seen.
Hiroyuki Sanada
In creativity the way will be found for subject to pass into object, the identity of subject with object will be restored. All the great creators have foreseen this turning-point. Today, in the depths of culture itself and in all its separate spheres, this crisis of creativity is ripening.
Nikolai Berdyaev
America is a consumer culture, and when we change what we buy – and how we buy it – we’ll change who we are.
Faith Popcorn
Sometimes I think that I stay young and in touch with contemporary culture because of my children’s interests. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by their talent and vibrancy.
Polixeni Papapetrou
This is what I have learned: Any white person living in the United States will develop opinions about race simply by swimming in the water of our culture. But mainstream sources – schools, textbooks, media – don’t provide us with the multiple perspectives we need.
Robin DiAngelo
The fabric of our Constitution and our civilisational culture is based on tolerance.
Kapil Sibal
The key to culture is it’s a framework for making decisions. And if it’s baked into your culture, people learn how to make decisions across that culture without you ever saying anything. You never have to really do anything except watch and promote and move people around.
Keith Rabois
Noah was this sort of patron saint in my life. When I finished Pi and I started to think about what was next, I was like, “Wow, it’s interesting that no one has done a film of one of the greatest stories ever told.” Even if you’re not a Jew, a Muslim, or a Christian, you likely have a flood story in your culture.
Darren Aronofsky
In the bacteriology lab, we have culture plates. You put a bug in there and it starts growing and gets bigger and bigger and bigger. And it grows until it finally fills the whole plate. And it crashes and dies.
John Tanton
Sport is a product of human culture. America seems to need football at this state of our social development. When you get ninety million people watching a single game on television, it … shows you that people need something to identify with.
Joe Paterno
The capitalist culture of consumption… does not provide meaningful sustenance for large numbers of people.
Cornel West
The whole celebrity culture thing – I’m fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.
Anderson Cooper
Art is our weapon. В Culture is a form of resistance.
Shirin Neshat
If you’re part of any kind of writerly community, some of those people will have gone through MFA programs, and their thinking leaks into yours. So whatever changes MFAs have made to the culture, it’s to the culture as a whole. It can’t be pinned down to individual books in a way that some people would like to do.
Chad Harbach
I can move around the way I want to. It’s a beautiful thing. I don’t know how long it’ll last, but I’ll certainly take advantage of it and try to be part of shifting and shaping the culture and preserving it.
Warryn Campbell
When you innovate, you create new industries that then boost your economy. And when you create new industries and that becomes part of your culture, your jobs can’t go overseas because no one else has figured out how to do it yet.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I think our culture promotes fear and shame.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Pop culture’s gotten much more disposable.
Al Yankovic
In civilized communities men’s idiosyncrasies are mitigated by the necessity of conforming to certain rules of behavior. Culture is a mask that hides their faces.
W. Somerset Maugham
I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.
Mikhail Bakunin
When I create music, it is a reflection of my soul, my experiences in life and my relationships with other people and cultures. Psychology, and understanding who we are as people in this world, is present in almost every creative thought I have.
I got involved in fashion by accident. When I got to New York, my intention was to have enough money to eat and to stay and I don’t have to leave. I just loved New York – the energy, the culture, the freedom.
Elie Tahari
One that actually relates to all Latin American literature: that is, not every author is interested in being a representative of his or her national culture on the global stage.
Adam Morris
With globalization and with a lot of power evaporating from the nation-states, the late-19th century established hierarchies of importance, or ‘pecking orders’ of cultures, presenting assimilation as an advancement or promotion, dissolved.
Zygmunt Bauman
If you’re fifteen or so, today, I suspect that you inhabit a sort of endless digital Now, a state of atemporality enabled by our increasingly efficient communal prosthetic memory. I also suspect that you don’t know it, because, as anthropologists tell us, one cannot know one’s own culture.
William Gibson
America was first colonized by Puritans. Most of our earliest immigrants, and many since, have come here in order to practice their religious beliefs as they please. Our culture has always been, and will most likely always be, profoundly influenced by religion.
James Frey
The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
With Lean Six Sigma, the tools are the easy part, changing organizational culture is the hard part.
John Novak
If they’re going to remember the problem, make sure they remember it fondly.
Ron Kaufman
Trees are extraordinary revelations of the spirit in nature. And, given the multitude of ways that trees and their products benefit and enrich human culture, they are an especially appropriate symbol of the interdependence of spirit and nature.
Steven Clark Rockefeller
We need to look at our nannying, mollycoddled, politically correct culture in my view, which stops kids from going out and playing competitive sport. I also think we need to look at the shear fatness of the regulations which control people who want to help kids play sport.
Boris Johnson
So if you want a culture where people work hard, & pay attention to detail, focus on the customer, are frugal: you have to do it yourself.
Sam Altman
Donald Trump is seriously dark and disturbing. You can’t just dismiss it as one more example of American pop culture grotesque.
Francisco Goldman
What we can see depends heavily on what our culture has trained us to look for.
Nell Irvin Painter
There is room for everyone; there is room for every culture, race, language and point of view.
Desmond Tutu
What ‘multiculturalism’ boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture – and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.
Thomas Sowell
Personally, I do not support the concept of suicide bombings. This is not part of our [syrian] culture. But whether you condemn them or not, suicide bombings are a reality.
Bashar al-Assad
If the main thing the next generations know about Jewish history is that we were persecuted and suffered, they will lose sight of the tremendous heritage of Jewish culture, theology, and wisdom.
Deborah Lipstadt
Growing up with my brothers, I was like an accompanying mascot to them. The whole heritage and culture of soundsystems is all in my blood y’know? Then obviously from DJing, I just went onto building my own sound and producing my own music.
Jazzie B
As a Latin man, obviously immigration has been a part of my culture for decades. [I] grew up understanding what you go through in order to come to this country and searching for that American dream.
Wilmer Valderrama
I hate recording all the shows for the week in one day, because I want to be able to mention current events and pop culture. If Madonna punches Britney in the face today, I want to reference that on ‘Wine Library TV’ tomorrow. Monday’s episode is always the best, because it’s hot off the press.
Gary Vaynerchuk
Elvis [Presley] had a stepstool, if you will, to success because he came from the dominant culture. They identified with him. Michael Jackson had to come further and go deeper into the pit of possibility of American democracy and of cultural expression.
Michael Eric Dyson
Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.
Muhammad Ali
In America I think it’s much more full of disruption culturally; it’s much more mysterious how we inherit culture here. We grab it where we can find it – we’re insatiable – and there can be a sense here that it’s not available to you as readily as it is in other cultures.
Sarah Ruhl
People are only mean when they’re threatened, and that’s what our culture does…And when you get threatened, you start looking out only for yourself. You start making money a god. It is all part of this culture.
Mitch Albom
People who – and I think that’s been a huge education for me. I think it’s a – it’s a privilege to be able to meet such a broad cross-section of New York and increasingly the world, and to get a feel of how people respond to visual culture.
Kehinde Wiley
Believers may come from different cultures, countries, or customs, but we serve one God who unites us all.
Dillon Burroughs
I take up the standpoint that the tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man, and I come back now to the statement that it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.
Sigmund Freud
The purer the artist’s ‘mirror’ is, the more true reality reflects in it. Overseeing the historical culture of art, we must conclude that the mirror only slowly is purified. Time producing this purifying shows a gradual, more constant and objective image of reality.
Piet Mondrian
Let us recognize that we can no longer tolerate violent oppression of women in the name of religion and culture any more than we would tolerate violent oppression espoused by any other bully in the name of a twisted rationale.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
He who loses the arts loses the culture.
Francis Schaeffer
I put all the blame legally and morally on the actions of the terrorist, but America’s secular and anti-Christian environment left us open to our Lord’s decision not to protect. When a nation deserts God and expels God from the culture … the result is not good.
Jerry Falwell
Anthropology studies different cultures; mainly primitive, but it doesn’t think its own culture is primitive, unfortunately. В There is no field that you can study today that isn’t trapped in the culture in some way. В It’s hard to escape your culture.
Jacque Fresco
My favorite parts are definitely the traveling. Getting to see all the places that we’ve been is really amazing to me, [as well as] getting to meet all the people that we wouldn’t normally meet. It’s really awesome, because we really get to know their culture and see what it’s like in other places in the world.
Agent M
His vices were the vices of his time and culture, but his virtues transcended the milieu of his life.
Orson Scott Card
I’m a first-generation American, so I had friends from several cultures while growing up, including Indian and Iranian friends.
Michael Steger
our culture is definitely the eighth grade. It’s run by eighth-grade boys, and the way these boys show a girl they like her is by humiliating her and making her cry.
Merrill Markoe
I think for television generally, the question that often arises is, “Does television lead, or does it follow?” You know, does it lead the conversation, or culture, or does it follow what’s going on? And I think it does both.
Norman Lear
It is inescapable that every culture must negotiate with technology, whether it does so intelligently or not. A bargain is struck in which technology giveth and technology taketh away.
Neil Postman
Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture.
Johan Huizinga
An intelligence is the biological and psychological potential to analyze information in specific ways, in order to solve problems or to create products that are valued in a culture.
Howard Gardner
I believe my concepts are more than just business, they are about our culture.
Minoru Mori
Your skin starts itching once you buy that gimmick about something called love.
Iggy Pop
To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture.
Oscar Wilde
The hard truth is that what may be acceptable in elite culture may not be acceptable in mass culture, that tastes which pose only innocent ethical issues as the property of a minority become corrupting when they become more established. Taste is context, and the context has changed.
Susan Sontag
There is no better motto which it [culture] can have than these words of Bishop Wilson, “To make reason and the will of God prevail.”
Matthew Arnold
Books have a vital place in our culture. They are the source of ideas, of stories that engage and stretch the imagination and most importantly, inspire.
Sara Sheridan
When we began Starbucks, what I wanted to try to do was to create a set of values, guiding principles, and culture.
Howard Schultz
Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth’s sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
Louisa May Alcott
I don’t have much knowledge about Indian culture, but I try to keep a tab of what’s happening down here.
Isa Guha
The avant-garde poet or artist tries in effect to imitate God by creating something valid solely on its own terms.
Clement Greenberg
The things that were happening 30 years ago are now very interesting to people, now very much in style again. There is some kind of 30 year resonance that goes through human culture and expresses itself in different ways.
Owsley Stanley
First be effective and then be efficient.
Ron Kaufman
Childbirth takes place at the intersection of time; in all cultures it links past, present and future. In traditional cultures birth unites the world of ‘now’ with the world of the ancestors, and is part of the great tree of life extending in time and eternity.
Sheila Kitzinger
Without commitment, no price will be low enough. With commitment, no price will be too high.
Ron Kaufman
Agarikon contains antiviral molecules new to science. Researchers for pharmaceutical companies may have missed its potent antiviral properties. Our analyses show that the mycelial cultures of this mushroom are most active but that the fruitbodies, the natural form of the mushroom, are not.
Paul Stamets
Well, we look for sources of inspiration in pop culture in general. It’s very important for us that, when it comes to storytelling, we don’t look into other video games. We’d rather look into other mediums – movies, television series and books – for sources of inspiration.
Sam Lake
Often, these downplay the power of cultural imperialism – in that sense, playing the game of US interests – by reassuring us that the global success of American mass culture is not as bad as all that.
Fredric Jameson
I’m very aware of how much movies, literature and art affect culture. They are a reflection of the world around us and they are also a means by which we engage with the world around us.
David Oyelowo
Preparation is good, but customers need results.
Ron Kaufman
Though the details differ across the world, no known culture lacks some version of the time-consuming, wealth consuming, hostility provoking rituals, the anti-factual, counter-productive fantasies of religion.
Richard Dawkins
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France
Many other cultures value poetry more than we do. In Ireland, poetry is a top cultural pursuit, the art to end all arts.
Campbell McGrath
I don’t, really a fashionable person. I’m an actor, so I like costumes. But fashion is very popular now. Really overly popular. It’s like New Age music in the ’80s, or art. And then independent film. Now everyone’s a fashion designer. It’s had a big effect in New York, in our culture.
Parker Posey
In the seventies, a group of American artists seized the means not of production but of reproduction. They tore apart visual culture at a time of no money, no market, and no one paying attention except other artists. Vietnam and Watergate had happened; everything in America was being questioned.
Jerry Saltz
If you let culture make tolerance the preeminent virtue, pretty soon you won’t have anything else.
George Marsden
In the Phaedrus, Plato argued that the new arrival of writing would revolutionize culture for the worst. He suggested that it would substitute reminiscence for thought and mechanical learning for the true dialect of the living quest for truth by discourse and conversation.
Marshall McLuhan
We have really got to create a culture in our world today where we recognize that every human life is sacred and precious and we have no right to take another human life.
Mairead Corrigan
Ed Harris seemed to be as a man, it seems, like a Clint Eastwood, this country is one that has produced more than one of this kind of man that’s iconic and enormously appealing to the world, as part of American film culture.
Peter Weir
Culture is more and more consciously becoming a project carried out in the domain of language by, for instance, propaganda both governmental and commercial.
Terence McKenna
There is just something about the common being. My education pretty much came from the streets, just connecting with people, different cultures. I gained the wealth just engaging at that level. I’m still like that. I continue to document everyday people versus the stars.
Jamel Shabazz
as females in a patriarchal culture, we were not slaves of love; most of us were and are slaves of longing– yearning for a master who will set us free and claim us because we cannot claim ourselves
Bell Hooks
Your customers get better when you do.
Bill Gates
I’ve always said that the Europeans subconsciously knew how to pose because of the culture or tradition of having your portrait made. They were surrounded by these portraits, and subconsciously they were already posing for them.
Tina Barney
Be confident enough to encourage confidence in others.
Ron Kaufman
Like it or not, I am part of the pop culture of films in Hollywood.
Bruce Willis
Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam… second, the culture of Islam.
Abdurrahman Wahid
As a culture, we are not comfortable with mortality. We do not accept it the way other cultures do. We cling to youth, and we don’t want to die. It’s like, ‘Well, too bad, we do.’
Alan Ball
One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
Pauline Kael
The human longings that are deep inside of us never go away. They exist across cultures; they exist throughout life. When people were first made, our deepest longing was to know and be known. And after the Fall, when we all got weird, it’s still our deepest longing – but it’s now also our deepest fear.
John Ortberg
When the faith dies, the culture it produced begins to die, then the civilization goes, and, then, the population.
Pat Buchanan
Are you moving forward, or just moving?
Ron Kaufman
But we’re not humanity, we’re just one culture – one culture out of hundreds of thousands that have lived their vision on this planet and sung their song. If it were humanity that needed changing, then we’d be out of luck. But it isn’t humanity that needs changing, it’s just…us.
Daniel Quinn
If there is one thing I long for above all else, it’s that the years to come may see Christianity in this country able again to capture the imagination of our culture.
Rowan Williams
A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe, but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die.
Mark Twain
One effect of an individualistic culture that’s poor at instilling mutual respect is that people jump more quickly to anger or violence.
Geoff Mulgan
The boundaries of culture and rainfall never follow survey lines.
J. Frank Dobie
Natural selection is not gene centrist and nor is biology all about genes; our comprehending minds are a result of our fast evolving culture.
Daniel Dennett
You cannot transpose the U.S. system on Turkey, and the Turkish system on France etc. You have to understand the people and their culture. That’s leadership.
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
As someone who escaped religious persecution in Lebanon and whose parents were kidnapped in Beirut, I fully support the protection of all individuals from institutional discrimination. That said, I am weary of the ethos of victimhood that has parasitized our culture.
Gad Saad
As the Trump presidency goes on, there will be a transcendency of power and culture and vision from the music scene, the art world that will find a voice and give hope to us all.
Pierce Brosnan
The “discovery” of poverty at the beginning of the 1960s was something like the “discovery” of America almost five hundred years earlier. In the case of each of these exotic terrains, plenty of people were on the site before the discoverers ever arrived.
Barbara Ehrenreich
These days I’m mostly familiar with two parts of L.A.: one is movie culture, and the other is Asian culture. The Westside is work, and the Eastside is Chinese – which means my friends.
Ang Lee
I love the simplicity, the ingredients, the culture, the history and the seasonality of Italian cuisine. In Italy people do not travel. They cook the way grandma did, using fresh ingredients and what is available in season.
Anne Burrell
I believe people think as a group more often than we might realize or care to admit. We like to believe that we act as individuals and nothing more, but time and again – in corporations and business, in politics and religion, in fashion and culture, and in friendships and social circles – we think and do as one.
Joshua Ferris
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.
Anais Nin
What makes America great is in our imagination, not in memorization. We are not a memorization-fixated culture. We can’t compete with the Chinese and Japanese in memorization. Where we have been competitive is in creativity.
Paul Orfalea
That’s the problem with you nearly immortal types,” I said. “You couldn’t spot a pop culture reference if it skittered up and implanted an embryo down your esophagus.
Jim Butcher
India is like Europe. This means there isone currency and numerous languages andcultures. And this is a ‘Europe’ made up ofvarious cultures.
Raj Thackeray
What does your product really mean to the people who buy it?
Ron Kaufman
Innovate, don’t imitate. Set out to create a culture that is right for your organization, then work at making it happen.
Bill Capodagli
Scribal culture and Gothic architecture were both concerned with light through, not light on.
Marshall McLuhan
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Edward Abbey
I don’t like the celebrity gossip culture, and I certainly don’t want to contribute to it. I don’t care about the Kardashians, or any of them.
Merrill Markoe
The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.
Whether we like it or not, the modernity is something that comes from Western countries, and when the modernity comes to the Eastern countries, although they feel like they really need it, at the same time it shakes the very fundament of the culture – there is always this challenge between the two.
Asghar Farhadi
I’m not into the culture of complaint. I roll up my sleeves and somehow I get it together.
Werner Herzog
I think there was a long period of time when we got real invested in a youth culture, and not coincidentally it was when the baby boomers, who let’s face it, take up a lot of space on the planet, were young.
Anna Quindlen
As individuals, we are so different in our personalities, lifestyles, how we grew up, and our culture.
Kirstin Maldonado
Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence.
Karl Kraus
[The ‘corporate takeover of people’s lives’] also accounts for a lot of homogenization of culture. There are fast food restaurants everywhere. Every place tastes the same.
Ani DiFranco
There exists no culture in which adultery is unknown, no cultural device or code that extinguishes philandering.
Helen Fisher
I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I knew.
Frances Mayes
I mean my point as an artist is I’m on my own little weird journey across the sky here and whether or not anybody’s listening, or listening to the degree I would like them to, at the end of the day has to be an inconsequential thing because I can’t chase this culture.
Billy Corgan
Global coherence demands a permanent strategic cooperation culture at all levels.
Antonio Guterres
I wouldn’t be surprised if some day, they put the Simpsons in the Smithsonian. It’s become part of our culture, those characters.
Joe Mantegna
Cultures are not the source of all morals, only a limited set of morals. Cultures can be graded and judged morally according to their contribution to the evolution of life.
Robert M. Pirsig
I think that really what our training, what our culture, our religious institutions, our educational and cultural institutions should be about is preparing the heart for that journey outside of the cage of the ribs.
Leonard Cohen
There’s guilt about our treatment of native peoples in modern intellectual life, and an unwillingness to acknowledge there could be anything good about Western culture.
Steven Pinker
I am very worried about this concentration of power, and it’s not only because of Erdogan. We have the ballot box, but we don’t have the culture of democracy. The government says: You see, we have the majority, we’re entitled to do anything we want. But that’s not democracy, that’s majoritarianism.
Elif Safak
Learning is a critical part of our mission and organizational culture.
Charles Best
The people of Floridas 2nd Congressional District said, Steve, go up there and fight to change the culture in Washington. Ive taken their instructions very seriously.
Steve Southerland
Newspapers are a centre of public culture. We can’t give in to extortion.
Alexander Lebedev
Positive culture comes from being mindful, and respecting your coworkers, and being empathetic.
Biz Stone
Slow travel now rivals the fly-to-Barcelona-for-lunch culture. Advocates savour the journey, travelling by train or boat or bicycle, or even on foot, rather than crammed into an airplane. They take time to plug into the local culture instead of racing through a list of tourist traps.
Carl Honore
There are stories we take on from our culture, and there are stories based on our own personal history. Some of those stories lock us in limiting beliefs and lead to suffering, and there are others that can move us toward freedom.
Tara Brach
It is brave to be involved. To be not fearful to be unresolved.
Gwendolyn Brooks
The first thing to look for when searching for a great employee is somebody with a personality that fits with your company culture. Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality.
Richard Branson
My parents taught me service – not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family.
Alice Walker
Not for a million – years. I mean, I like the INXS boys, but I found the process very degrading, really. Reality television has eaten away at our standards of excellence. I don’t like this whole culture, which has evolved, of TV being the king.
Brian May
Because of both hipster culture and Facebook culture, the human race is starting to resemble a school of hairy piranhas.
Chael Sonnen
It’s a culture. It’s – I mean, people obsess over this. And people create subcultures that identify – and there are people in the streets who will recognize certain patterns and signifiers.
Kehinde Wiley
a culture is no better than its woods
W. H. Auden
My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father’s first marriage who were rock ‘n’ roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture.
Paul Thomas Anderson
I’m more of a culture hummingbird.
Jai Rodriguez
I believe that art is the highest expression of the human spirit. I believe that we yearn to transcend the merely finite and ephemeral; to participate in something mysterious and communal called ‘culture’ – and that this yearning is as strong in our species as the yearning to reproduce the species.
Joyce Carol Oates
Often we don’t notice the stringent rules to which our culture subjects us.
Sara Sheridan
Pragmatism … reflects with almost disarming candor the spirit of the prevailing business culture, the very same attitude of ‘being practical’ as counter to which philosophical meditation as such was conceived.
Max Horkheimer
‘Deity’ will be a compelling and exciting thriller with complex and interesting characters. A neo-realistic style to story and images will take the audience deep into Calcutta’s many different levels. A fascinating clash between American and Indian culture.
Niels Arden Oplev
Proper history teaching is being crushed under the weight of play-based pedagogy which infantilises children, teachers and our culture.
Michael Gove
The Germans are incapable of any conception of greatness: proof Schumann.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don’t think so… I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games.
Haruki Murakami
Everyone in your culture knows this. Man was born to turn the world into paradise, but tragically he was born flawed. And so his paradise has always been spoiled by stupidty, greed, destructiveness, and shortsightedness.
Daniel Quinn
I really disliked the fact that our Irish culture is what make us and made us and will make us. And when money came in, we rejected it so quickly. Not even rejected, we didn’t think. We just got lazy and all the girls started getting fat and that’s not good is it.
Gavin Friday
Some of the mini-worlds that filmmakers have created are so ingrained in my love of culture.
Drew Barrymore
Information is not culture. In the mind of a truly educated person, facts are organized, and they make up a living world in the image of the world of reality.
Andre Maurois
The dance in which the men form one row, the women another, and dance with and opposite each other in a form of love play, is widely diffused and may be confidentally assigned to a Protoneolithic culture level.
Curt Sachs
This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see… the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world.
Arthur Erickson
Popular culture has become engorged, broadening and thickening until it’s the only culture anyone notices.
P. J. O’Rourke
Sooner or later we must absorb Islam if our own culture is not to die of anemia.
Basil Bunting
I don’t know how a culture is going to evolve, but I think the way the Internet works now is, people go to the Internet to laugh and have a good time. That’s why Tumblr feeds and I Can Has Cheezburger and memes get thrown into the blender with real news and sports news and politics and that stuff.
Drew Magary
I’m a pop culture junkie. I’m a People magazine reader, an US Weekly subscriber; all of those celebrity magazines get my dollar.
Laurie Foos
Culture as art is the peak expression of man’s creativity, his capacity to break out of nature’s narrow bounds, and hence out of the degrading interpretation of man in modern natural and political science.
Allan Bloom
We were a religious, practicing, Catholic family – Mass together on Sunday, Catholic schools, and parents who practiced everything they preached. A great gift was their total absence of any derogatory talk about people of any race or culture and we were on a street of many faiths, though no other races at that early time.
In this age, lies were the universal lubricant of the culture. A love of Truth and commitment to it were seldom rewarded and were often punished.
Dean Koontz
The treatment of African and African American culture in our education was no different from their treatment in Tarzan movies.
Ishmael Reed
I think New York is a really wonderful place to raise a child. There’s so much available, and so much diversity and culture, lots of things to see and do. My whole family is here.
Ana Ortiz
There are millions and millions of Sufis who have existed in Islamic history and have the deepest impact on every aspect of Islamic culture and civilization to philosophy to art to science to social structure to economics who have not met the destiny of al-Hallaj.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Make your upper limit, no limit.
Ron Kaufman
Punk is just like any other sub culture or music. Straight rock music has those elements. I grew up in a place where the punk rock kids fed the homeless in the town square.
Justin Sane
I was young, so I was part of youth culture. The years went by, I became older and no longer part of youth culture, and I became more dependent upon the young people in the office and my own children.
Roger Corman
The multiculturalism movement must be unmasked for the fraud that it is. There are superior cultures, and ours is one of them.
Mitt Romney
In bohemian circles, we were very aware that poetry was missing from popular culture.
When a cult grows up, it becomes a culture.
Jan Shipps
I always have felt that elders are really important. I think it’s because, in my little Southern black culture, elders really were respected. Everybody listened to them. They may not have agreed – that’s a whole different story – but they would totally listen and consider what the elder had to say.
Alice Walker
I grew up in the suburbs, and I listened to hip-hop for the right reasons, which was to understand a culture that was beyond mine, and to understand what was going on in places outside of my sheltered bubble.
Jensen Karp
Hip-hop was the culture that I grew up with; I am part of this culture.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
My dad has always been such a great dad, and he’s brought so much culture to my life. He dragged me to see every single movie at the cinГ©matheque as a kid. I saw everything from Star Wars to Bergman.
Julie Delpy
You know, I love traveling and I love being exposed to different cultures, but really it’s the people that I’ve met along the way, not the places I’ve been, that have opened my eyes.
Amy Adams
I claim to represent all the cultures, for my religion, whatever it may be called, demands the fulfillment of all the cultures.
Mahatma Gandhi
We don’t evaluate what’s right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within the culture.
Donald Sterling
It is very hard to transform your culture and your workforce to be a relevant company in the digital world if all of your processes are stuck in the traditional world.
Julie Sweet
A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
In a culture that gives men irresponsible power and women powerless responsibility, the advancement of civilization cannot be a serious goal.
Mary Blakely
The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
Thomas Kinkade
The gospel has supernatural versatility to address the particular hopes, fears, and idols of every culture and every person.
Timothy Keller
It didn’t really change my opinion about [Edward] Snowden all that much, but I definitely feel like as a culture, it gave us information that generated a responsibility to protect ourselves as much as we can and also a responsibility to hold our government accountable to honoring our constitutional rights.
Zachary Quinto
The culture is what creates the foundation for all future innovation. If you break the culture, you break the machine that creates your products.
Brian Chesky
Writing was a political act and poetry was a cultural weapon.
Linton Kwesi Johnson
We’re in need for culture change. We’re going to change the way you know you look at food, sugar, sleep.
Mike Conley, Jr.
I don’t go to movies, I don’t own a television, I don’t buy magazines and I try not to receive mail, so I’m not really aware of popular culture.
Jesse Eisenberg
Honestly, I hate Facebook – it has nothing on Myspace. I loved how weird and crappy and wild and trashy it was. Then there was the whole culture of pimping out your Myspace page. I remember spending 10 hours one day learning how to make our Myspace page look more like a message board from the mid-90s.
Alex Scally
Cultures and climates differ all over the world, but people are the same. They’ll gather in public if you give them a good place to do it.
Jan Gehl
I never understood the low art/high art distinction. I think there’s real currency in pop culture. We read trashy magazines as much as the next person. So I never saw the point in listening to only one thing. That low art/high art distinction comes from the establishment telling me how I’m supposed to think.
Kele Okereke
Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass – you don’t see it, but somehow it does something.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The military tends to be a traditional place. Traditional culture, traditional men are often attracted to serving in the military.
Tanya Biank
Terrorism constitutes a direct attack on the values the UN stands for: the rule of law; the protection of civilians; peaceful resolution of conflicts; and mutual respect between people of different faiths and cultures.
Kofi Annan
Journalism and the questions of journalistic ethics, and why certain stories are put on the air, when, how and for what reasons, are big questions in our culture and society.
Thomas Sadoski
The tango is really a combination of many cultures, though it eventually became the national music of Argentina.
Yo-Yo Ma
I think you try to extrapolate from the early civilizations and cultures of the continent, kind of looking for unique ways they set themselves apart from Western civilizations, and then pursue those avenues technologically and see where that takes you.
Joe Robert Cole
Sometimes there’s a snobbery among literary types that these people don’t really get it, but in a lot of ways they get it more than the literati. There’s a culture in the background that they understand and know. They get that deeper level.
Irvine Welsh
You can build a much more wonderful company on love than you can on fear.
Kip Tindell
Permitting and protecting even the smallest acts of abuse by a tiny fraction of our officers leads to a culture where extreme acts of abuse are more likely.
Rahm Emanuel
People always say I write a lot of pop culture references. Can somebody please count the pop culture references in ‘Firefly?’ Because I don’t know how to put this to you, but there was one. I referenced The Beatles in the pilot.
Joss Whedon
It seems to me that as economics drives politics and money markets set policies, what we have is an enormously powerful emergence of both a police state on the one hand and an incredible culture of cruelty on the other. All of the sudden, shared hopes are replaced by shared fears.
Henry Giroux
You know, you learned that very young in American culture that the feminine boys don’t do well. And yet, I had a dad who was a lieutenant colonel in the army. My dad was a man’s man, but he still adored me. And somehow in the midst of that, I still grew up hating the sissy in me.
Leslie Jordan
I don’t think all buildings have to be iconic, but the history of the world has shown us that cultures build iconic buildings for their major public buildings.
Frank Gehry
Cultural creation… begins where chaos and insecurity end.
Will Durant
In Europe they call geeks ‘smart people,’ and frankly I think we live in a culture that doesn’t value intelligence enough; so I am very proud in saying that I am a geek.
James Marsters
Avoiding the appearance of queenly behavior is politically wise. But it does American culture no favors if a first lady tries so hard to be average that she winds up looking common.
Robin Givhan
I wanted to explore black culture, and I wanted that culture to be a revelation.
Alvin Ailey
Both analog and digital developments have intensified the viral nature of sonic culture.
Dream study impacts culture. We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams. We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world. That helps spiritualize our lives.
Henry Reed
DJ culture is all about collage – sampling, splicing, dicing – everything is part of the mix, and there are no boundaries between sound sources. When you apply the same logic to the environment, there’s a lot of room for mapping sampling techniques to the environment itself.
DJ Spooky
Sometimes I feel like people don’t even know how to react in some situations because of online culture. Since many things are online, you might not react to something that is happening live.
Rob Zombie
I love how pop culture shapes a generation. The trends, fashion and events all play a key part in how we live our present lives, and will mark how we will be remembered in the future.
Connor Franta
Civilization is over-rated, but there isn’t much else.
Theodore Roethke
The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, different political or economic systems. Fighting is useless. Suicide.
Dalai Lama
I always felt like an outsider to the music world in a certain way. There was so much less of an art culture in L.A. – and particularly in the South Bay.
Kim Gordon
Every now and again, the alternative culture is cherished by the mainstream for what it is, rather than how it should be, like the mainstream popular music.
Thurston Moore
Culture is both an intellectual phenomenon and a moral one
Matthew Arnold
Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.
Morley Safer
Every service problem is as an opportunity to show you care.
Ron Kaufman
More than Korean films and series, technology helped us share our culture.
Hyun Bin
A man with a machine and inadequate culture is a pestilence.
Wendell Berry
Rock in the mainstream culture has lost a lot of its mojo.
Billy Corgan
Film is our literature, so we should tell stories that are apropos of our culture, in that we can learn something about ourselves.
David Strathairn
Culture makes all men gentle.
The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life.
Al Franken
Japan, Germany, and India seem to me to have serious writers, readers, and book buyers, but the Netherlands has struck me as the most robust literary culture in the world.
Paul Theroux
Sex IS power. Identity is power. In western culture, there are no nonexploitative relationships. Everyone has killed in order to live.
Camille Paglia
Berlin is a very edgy place, a very cosmopolitan place. It’s a place where completely different ideas and cultures come together and clash in a very warm way. In a very warm-hearted way.
Ian Bremmer
You are equally responsible for your place in the culture, and you must make a contribution, and you must accept responsibility for what goes down on your watch. You have no excuse if you are a conservative not to be concerned about the environment. You are equally responsible.
Martin Sheen
One of my few virtues – I don’t have a lot of them – would be a deep sense of curiosity. I’m interested in how other people live in other places; I’m interested in other cultures.
Anthony Bourdain
It’s important to celebrate the monogram. It’s the DNA of Vuitton. I think – I hope – there is an interest in the philosophy and culture of the Vuitton name. It’s quite coherent and intellectual, and the products are great. These are things you will want to pass on – things you treasure.
Delphine Arnault
Popular culture no longer craves archangels and new dawns. Pop culture traffics in vampires and deads of night.
James Wolcott
I think bridges have a special meaning in our life. I think a book is a bridge. Any type of art is a bridge that allows different cultures to connect. You may not understand your neighbour’s way of seeing life, but you sure understand your neighbour’s joy in painting or dancing.
Paulo Coelho
Other men look to him as someone to emulate. His church calls on him for strength and leadership. He is a preserver of culture and a champion of society to keep out evil and usher in good.
Tony Evans
Education and prevention are not enough when there is a culture of fraud.
Travis Tygart
I would like to reach out to the global audience; Music is beyond all the culture and language barriers.
D. Imman
Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint.
Gates McFadden
Entertainment and art have power. Our culture is molded more so by entertainment than any other influence.
Michael Landon, Jr.
A culture is as rich and capable of surviving
as it has imaginative artists.
L. Ron Hubbard
Today Christians… stand at the head of Germany… We want to fill our culture again with the Christian Spirit.
Adolf Hitler
What is it with this American booty culture? It seems to me to be a form of obsession.
Pippa Middleton
The thing I like most about acting is that it entertains people. Films and TV can also offer such comfort to people… TV especially, because it’s in people’s homes and they can watch it at home. It offers them insights into different cultures and ideas, which I think is great.
Yasmin Paige
That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness.
Dennis Potter
I believe the biggest advancement in DJ culture is that DJs are being vocal and are a voice to raise the consciousness of the masses towards making our planet awaken from the hypnosis of the matrix.
DJ QBert
The United States is enriched by many cultures, and united by a single common language.
S. I. Hayakawa
I’m obsessed with Chinese food and culture. It’s food that I adore above all others.
Andrew Zimmern
Her Majesty’s government is engaging not merely in Orwellian Newspeak but in self-defeating Orwellian Newspeak. The broader message it sends is that ours is a weak culture so unconfident and insecure that if you bomb us and kill us our first urge is to find a way to flatter and apologize to you.
Mark Steyn
The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing. But in our culture we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture.
Doug Phillips
There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal. It showed the number one company the importance of connecting with culture.
Kanye West
Not only is patriotism disdained, the very basis for pride in one’s country and culture is systematically undermined in our educational institutions at all levels. The achievements of western civilization are buried in histories that portray every human sin found here as if they were peculiarities of the west.
Thomas Sowell
No writer or thinker has taught me as much as James Hunter has about this all-important and complex subject of how culture is changed.
Timothy Keller
It’s no accident that Cinderella has been in the culture for thousands of years, and in cross cultures. I’ve traveled a bit recently, and in Russia, they completely believe they own this tale. And in Italy, they feel it absolutely is part of who they are. There is a timeless web to it.
Kenneth Branagh
The type of figleaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.
Freda Adler
The point of asking questions is to find true answers; the point of measuring is to measure accurately; the point of making maps is to find your way to your destination… In short, the goal of truth goes without saying, in every human culture.
Daniel Dennett
There’s just no – nothing like this country, which is the only, really, multiracial country that’s tried to share in a common culture in the history of civilization that’s pulled it off. A lot of the times, we want perfection. If we’re not perfect, we’re not good.
Victor Davis Hanson
Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here.
Yao Ming
The secularization of Western culture was accompanied by the elevation of art to the position of a substitute religion to replace Christianity.
Leland Ryken
The locus of corporate innovations has been product development. But in times of rapid and unpredictable change, the creation of individual products becomes less important than the creation of a general organizational aptitude for innovation.
John Seely Brown
Many cultures have independently developed a belief system in reincarnation that includes return of the unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth.
Stanislav Grof
As a consumer of culture, I like a wide range of emotions to be touched in art. It’s funny but on the other side of it, I do feel that people that are trying to sell culture would like to see a narrower range of expression from their content-makers. Easier to sell I guess.
Erin McKeown
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
Lord Acton
Not that the moderns are born with more wit than their predecessors, but, finding the world better furnished at their coming into it, they have more leisure for new thoughts, more light to direct them, and more hints to work upon.
Jeremy Collier
Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans
Ben Shapiro
The work of God can only be carried on by the power of God. The key is not $, organization, cleverness or education. No matter the society or culture, the city or town, God has never lacked the power to work through available people to glorify his name.
Jim Cymbala
Japanese culture? I kind of love everything about it. I love the food. Everyone’s really nice. There’s just a lot about Japan that’s really cool.
Naomi Osaka
Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden.
Amy Tan
The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.
Richard Dawkins
Our culture has become something that is completely and utterly in love with its parent. It’s become a notion of boredom that is bought and sold, where nothing will happen except that people will become more and more terrified of tomorrow, because the new continues to look old, and the old will always look cute.
Malcolm Mclaren
I’m familiar with the Palestinian mentality, the culture, religion, and when I had information coming in on a daily basis: secrets about personal lives, politicians, what they are hiding from their society that most people don’t see, I started to see the picture in a different way.
Mosab Hassan Yousef
Our culture takes us out of the body and sells our loyalty into political systems, into religions, into inanimate objects and machines, collections, so forth and so on. The felt experience of the body is what the psychedelics are handing back to us.
Terence McKenna
Photography is the only “language” understood in all parts of the world, and, bridging all nations and cultures, it links the family of man.
Helmut Gernsheim
Culture itself is neither education nor law-making: it is an atmosphere and a heritage.
H. L. Mencken
The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness , of fear and pleasure; it’s a little like making love, the physical act of love.
Francis Bacon
There’s a lot of us who do not accept the culture of the bubbles.
Mike Huckabee
Unfortunately, most news writing is the product of a first draft culture.
Michael Gartner
It’s the side-by-side culture of the Talmud I like so much. ‘On the one hand’ and ‘on the other hand’ is frustrating for people seeking absolute faith, but for me it gives religion an ambidextrous quality that suits my temperament.
Jonathan Rosen
I agree that we should regard all books of the Bible as equally inspired – and important. But some come into sharp focus at certain times, as particularly relevant and sharp in what they have to say to our culture at any given moment of history. And Jeremiah is a book for our times.
Christopher J. H. Wright
Pop culture has entered into a nostalgic malaise. Online culture is dominated by trivial mashups of the culture that existed before the onset of mashups, and by fandom responding to the dwindling outposts of centralized mass media. It is a culture of reaction without action.
Jaron Lanier
All of us in the academy and in the culture as a whole are called to renew our minds if we are to transform educational institutions-and society-so that the way we live, teach, and work can reflect our joy in cultural diversity, our passion for justice, and our love of freedom.
Bell Hooks
A truly great work of art breaks beyond the bounds of the period and culture in which it is created, so final judgement on a current book has to be deferred until it can be seen outside this present moment.
Madeleine L’Engle
It is impossible for us to understand the Church if we regard her as subject to the limitations of human culture. For she is essentially a supernatural organism which transcends human cultures and transforms them to her own ends.
Christopher Dawson
I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it’s the best way to get to know a culture.
Blake Lively
I’ve been dealing with pressure all life long. Coming from a very poor family in Haiti, moving to Paris, a new place, a new culture, a new language. I used that pressure to adapt, to do better than everyone else, and I moved around quite a bit as well.
Jimmy Jean-Louis
In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed. Allowing dying to be so intensely present enriches both the preciousness of each moment and our detachment from it.
Ram Dass
But there are higher secrets of culture, which are not for the apprentices, but for proficients. These are lessons only for the brave. We must know our friends under ugly masks. The calamities are our friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We acquire both the language and religious concepts from our immediate culture – at the same time. A child cannot discriminate between useful survival information and the emotional and psychological manipulations of religion. Once infected, these ideas are deeply embedded and almost impossible to change.
Darrel Ray
The Bible, undoubtedly, is a mixed bag. I don’t see myself coming back to the Church. I do like the tradition. If you come from a strong culture, you can decide what you agree with and what you don’t agree with. If you’re given a blank canvas, it’s almost harder in life.
Steve Coogan
Horizontal and vertical sprawl… are the dinosaurs of an ending fossil-fuel age of synthetic culture.
Leon Krier
Human beings, thanks to culture and genetics, are inclined to be pessimistic, fearful, skeptical and believers in conspiracy theories. We also don’t like change.
Seth Godin
The problem of empathy is pretty universal, and pretty much breaks down across America. People can’t feel beyond their drawn borders. And skin color and culture have a lot to do with that.
Karan Mahajan
Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture.
Christopher Dawson
Attention to detail can’t be (and never is) added later. It’s an entire development philosophy, methodology, and culture.
Marco Arment
It must be recognized that in any culture the source of law is the god of that society
R.J. Rushdoony
If someone says that they have to ‘tolerate’ cultural differences and cultural groupings different from themselves then that may make it difficult, at the same time, to condemn unjust practices within those cultures.
Alison Assiter
First and foremost, I’m a journalist. My business is the truth. Now, I happen to be other things, too – a pop-culture phenomenon, the most in-demand speaker on the campus lecture circuit, whatever.
Milo Yiannopoulos
Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
John Donne
The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images.
Camille Paglia
Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. Its how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment… all of that is expressed in culture.
Wendell Pierce
You can’t walk alone. Many have given the illusion, but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values.
Peter Abrahams
There’s just really interesting facets of culture just swirling in Morocco. They all have slightly different colours, so it’s just an inspiring place to be.
Mark Foster
literature is an instrument of a culture, not a summary of it.
Cynthia Ozick
I often begin movies with music in my head; it’s a very important dimension to me. Not just the music itself, but how to use music in film: when and how and subtlety. I don’t like to be too sweet in my stories, and I like the abrasive clang, the contrasting of sounds and cultures.
Mira Nair
Canada has a passive-aggressive culture, with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.
Alanis Morissette
I want to create things while I have time on Earth, and the art of costume and culture has always inspired me.
Johnny Weir
I try to find the core values that are so fundamental that they transcend ethnic identity. That doesn’t mean I run from it. I embrace African-American culture and I love it and embrace it, but it is a part of a human identity. So I’m always trying to make a larger human statement.
Wynton Marsalis
There is less gray area there, less doubt. There is a security in being some thing all the way. Our culture, too, encourages this way of being – exaggeration, for example, is the key to advertising success in the United States. But hyperbole also seems a big part of Iranian culture, as well.
Porochista Khakpour
There is a tradition that the church represents, without which we wouldn’t have the church, that’s all about diving deep beneath the surface of the culture and finding those timeless, eternal truths that the whole Christian enterprise is rooted in. And one of those is that you don’t come to God at 180 miles an hour.
Parker J. Palmer
I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell’s notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we’re close to that.
Robert Redford
The return to the Organization of the United States of America, the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture that has inspired many other peoples.
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
What we’ve learned from the whole election cycle of 2016 President elections is men and women, men particularly, are pretty comfortable talking about women in terms that – I think it’s hard for me to not believe this has been influenced by fifty years of open pornography and that kind of culture.
David Simon
If you attempt to implement reforms but fail to engage the culture of a school, nothing will change.
Seymour Sarason
Here’s the thing about earnestness. Our culture discounts it; but people are yearning for it.
Jeffrey Zaslow
Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright.
Jose Marti
I don’t believe in God and all that. But I am Jewish, and very proud to be so, very proud of the culture.
Alan Sugar
Public hangings are teaching moments. Every company has to do it. A teaching moment is worth a thousand CEO speeches. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It’s just cultural. People just don’t want to do it.
Jack Welch
Teach the student what needs to be taught.
‘Cause black and white kids both take shorts
When one doesn’t know about the other one’s culture,
Ignorance swoops down like a vulture.
She had me at Sweet Valley High. Gay playfully crosses the borders between pop culture consumer and critic, between serious academic and lighthearted sister-girl, between despair and optimism, between good and bad. . . . How can you help but love her?
Melissa Harris-Perry
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
As Israel becomes like South Africa, it’s increasingly becoming a pariah state, being excluded from culture at large.
Norman Finkelstein
in all cultures, human beings – in order to be human – must understand the nonhuman.
Margaret Mead
I think that’s what made rap such a stable footprint in culture, that it’s so honest.
Russell Simmons
I am going in now for interior decoration. By that I mean supplying objets d’art and giving advice regarding the decoration of their houses to wealthy persons who do not have the time, inclination, nor culture to do such work for themselves. It is nothing new. Women have done the same thing before.
Elsie de Wolfe
Food is also about pleasure, about community, about family and spirituality, about our relationship to the natural world, and about expressing our identity. As long as humans have been taking meals together, eating has been as much about culture as it has been about biology.
Michael Pollan
Jewish success is due to a culture that promotes excellence, blessed with self discipline, education, dedication and a quest for leaving this world a better place.
Nonie Darwish
The people themselves are not a homogeneous cultural collectivity but present numerous and variously combined cultural stratifications which, in their pure form, cannot always be identified within specific historical popular collectivities.
Antonio Gramsci
[Cultural departments] don’t care about culture. Maybe they’re the furthest from the people who understand culture.
Ai Weiwei
For the most part we do not first see, and then define, we define first and then see. In the great blooming, buzzing confusion of the outer world we pick out what our culture has already defined for us, and we tend to perceive that which we have picked out in the form stereotyped for us by our culture.
Walter Lippmann
Culture consists of connections, not of separations: to specialize is to isolate.
Carlos Fuentes
Modern materialists and religious extremists alike lack the spiritual animistic reverence for non-human beings that every culture once understood as a given.
Zeena Schreck
In the John Wayne movies, the Indians were savages that were trying to scalp you. That culture has really suffered because of the stereotype you see in those westerns.
Ricky Schroder
What people often mean by getting rid of conflict is getting rid of diversity, and it is of the utmost importance that these should not be considered the same.
Mary Parker Follett
We need to teach our kids, because there is such a celebrity culture at the moment, that however rich you are, however famous you are, however glamorous you are, everyone has to live by the same rules.
Nick Clegg
I had no words for these feelings. And then people started using the word Ms. Suddenly, there was this handle with which I could identify myself and understand why I felt so out of whack with the culture around me.
Betty Buckley
I am proud to be the granddaughter and daughter of immigrants who were brave enough to leave their homes and come to a whole new world with a different language and culture and immerse themselves fearlessly to start a better life for themselves and their families.
Lauren Jauregui
I am very bullish on India because of its people, its culture, and the leadership. I love the culture and warmth of people.
Tim Cook
Comedy is a very big part of the English culture, the sense of humor; it’s a very dominant trait.
Kate Bush
We live in a profoundly nonintellectual culture, made all the worse by a passive hedonism abetted by the spread of wealth and its dissipation into countless electronic devices that impart the latest in entertainment and supposed information – all in short (and loud) doses of “easy listening”.
Stephen Jay Gould
More than a mere alternative strategy, regenerative agriculture represents a fundamental shift in our culture’s relationship to nature.
Charles Eisenstein
A thing we always talk about in today’s culture is that nobody is an outsider – everybody’s kind of a hipster on the inside.
Chris Stein
As Buddhism moved from one culture to another, it always adapted.
Pema Chodron
On school culture: It’s hard to eat something you’ve had a relationship with.
Andy Hargreaves
‘Recreative’ is a word that I invented because in urban culture, with colloquialism, we invent so many slangs. I don’t like the way that ‘recreational’ sounds – I don’t like to say I do a lot of ‘recreational’ reading. I like to say that I read ‘recreatively.’ I do a lot of ‘recreative’ reading.
Kevin Gates
If you have a culture based on hunting and fishing and all the animals are disappearing and the fish are sick, then you can’t live traditionally. Then your treaty is being violated. Obviously there are degrees of choice in terms of that decision to fight.
Avi Lewis
There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don’t think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders.
Stephen Harper
Ravi Zacharias brings with him considerable intellectual strength and theological depth. His background brings him and understanding of cultures and personal acquaintance with other religions.
Jay Kesler
To the brains of our predecessors we owe all of our inheritance of civilization and culture.
John Eccles
I’m not a trained dancer, but I grew up in a culture that revolves around dance.
I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
The premise upon which mass compulsion schooling is based is dead wrong. It tries to shoehorn every style, culture, and personality into one ugly boot that fits nobody.
John Taylor Gatto
My wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Chester Nez
It’s up to us to take pop culture back and to express quality and dignity for both boys and girls.
Ashley Judd
Often hair is the way we are differentiated in this culture. To me the decision to straighten your hair is deeply political.
Jami Floyd
I live in Brooklyn, New York. It is a melting pot of cultures and people. I walk down the street, and there is art on the buildings and people congregating who have been neighbors for years and events and music and freedom.
Erin Willett
Once you make a movie like ‘Superbad,’ when it’s popular and you’re the lead, you get offered all kinds of things and there’s a temptation to make bad movies either for the money or to maintain your relevance in pop culture.
Jonah Hill
It is not our diversity which divides us; it is not our ethnicity, or religion or culture that divides us. Since we have achieved our freedom, there can only be one division amongst us: between those who cherish democracy and those who do not.
Nelson Mandela
Only a well-oiled machine runs smoothly.
Ron Kaufman
By moving to London I removed myself from the madness of the entertainment industry. I love the city and the culture, and it was an opportunity to bring my children up in a more sane environment.
Gillian Anderson
I’ve never understood activity holidays since we seem to have far too much activity in our daily lives as it is. Find a culture where loafing is the order of the day and where they don’t understand our need to be constantly doing things. Find somewhere you can have a hammock holiday.
Tom Hodgkinson
I don’t feel in any way obligated to remain current with the culture. I feel no social obligation whatsoever. I trust my morality in the narrow path I trek through the world as I work.
James Ellroy
… the real heroes of race and culture would always be the people who stepped out of their own line to make a larger circle.
Naomi Shihab Nye
So he [Shoko Asahara] was insane but managed to convince a couple thousand people that he was enlightened. Western culture, which Japan is now definitely a part of, doesn’t have an understanding of what Enlightenment is.
Brad Warner
There’s a completely new culture out there. I’m not a participant of texting and driving – or texting at all – but I see there’s something going on in civilization which is coming with great vehemence at us.
Werner Herzog
Modern Chinese culture is weak and lackluster.
Ai Weiwei
You know, if people are not pacifists, it’s not their fault. It’s because society puts them in that spot. You’ve got to change it. You don’t just change a man – you’ve got to change his environment as you do it.
Cesar Chavez
In the modern conflict between the Smile and the Laugh, I am all in favor of laughing. The recent stage of culture and criticism might very well be summed up as the men who smile criticizing the men who laugh.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Maybe there’s even anger. But if they make it through that they come to a new agreement, and they start creating a new culture, and it becomes something that people just – a lot of times they’ll say, “I couldn’t live without it. I just have to be there.”
Michael Emerson
Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Men are born equal but they are also born different.
Erich Fromm
Much of a leader’s responsibility in creating a positive, high-performance culture is setting the right tone and acting on it consistently. That day-to-day execution – the tenor and tone – really makes the difference. One deviation – one exasperating meeting – and the CEO legitimizes bad behavior.
Ron Williams
With a movie you’re creating from the beginning this particular work, let’s not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let’s just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art.
Sydney Pollack
People are not prepared or able to rejoice in suffering unless they experience a massive biblical revolution of how they think and feel about the meaning of life. Human nature and American culture make it impossible to rejoice in suffering. This is a miracle in the human soul wrought by God through His Word.
John Piper
We do not measure a culture by its output of undisguised trivialities but by what it claims as significant.
Neil Postman
The resources of nature, like those of spirit, are running out, and all that a conscientious man can aspire to be is a literal conservative, hoarding what remains of culture and of natural wealth against the fierce appetites of modern life.
Russell Kirk
The oft-heard comment that Leonardo [da Vinci]’s genius managed to transcend the culture of his time is amply justified. But his was not a science-fiction voyage into the future as much as a plunge into the past.
Lucio Russo
A man should have a farm or a mechanical craft for his culture. We must have a basis for our higher accomplishments, our delicate entertainments of poetry and philosophy, in the work of our hands.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are certain people in our popular culture that just capture people’s imaginations. And in death, they become even larger. Now, I have to admit that it’s also fed by a 24/7 media that is insatiable.
Barack Obama
From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles
Pat Metheny
People have to start talking to know more about other cultures and to understand each other.
Martin Scorsese
Don’t forget that we lawyers, we’re a higher breed of intellect, and so it’s our privilege to lie. It’s as clear as day. Animals can’t even imagine lying: if you were to find yourself among some wild islanders, they too would only speak the truth until they learned about European culture.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
The treatment of children in Indian residential schools is a sad chapter in our history… Two primary objectives of the residential schools system were to remove and isolate children from the influence of their homes, families, traditions and cultures, and to assimilate them into the dominant culture.
Stephen Harper
Popular culture is seductive; high culture is imperious.
Mason Cooley
In southern culture, possession of a gun became kind of a sign of manhood, not just because of slaves but other white men. If you had a gun, you’re not going to push me around. You know, I’m not one of those guys you can kick in the face.
Noam Chomsky
We have a natural constant craving for leadership. Democracy is always a fragile and imperfect achievement. Yet a distinct feeling of malaise in our political culture lingers. There is something missing from our public debates.
Tim Soutphommasane
If you removed all of the homosexuals and homosexual influence from what is generally regarded as American culture, you would pretty much be left with Let’s Make a Deal.
Fran Lebowitz
Women never dine alone. When they dine alone they don’t dine.
Henry James
We’re dealing with that question now, in the media. How does the judicial system work? There’s never going to be a clear-cut answer, but it’s a conversation and a conflict in the community. It’s not a white thing or a black thing. It’s a society thing and a culture thing, and we’ve gotta figure it out.
Mike Colter
Latinos have not historically been a culture that unites easily. We’re very factioned – you have your Mexican Americans, your Puerto Ricans, your Cuban Americans, your Central Americans – and sometimes we focus on the differences more than the commonalities.
Eva Longoria
Because I’m associated with an avant-garde sensibility, people think I’m looking down on popular culture, but I don’t want to be part of a new elitism.
Robert Wyatt
Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it’s possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes – clashes of ego.
Taylor Hackford
People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist.
Daisaku Ikeda
The only Sundance [2011] film about cults that could actually have life as a cult film, THE WOODS has the greatest comic insight into why our current culture might inspire a search for meaning in the first place.
Karina Longworth
I cannot imagine what an influence a five-week trip to the Orient had on me. I mean, the culture, the absorption of the Japanese way of life, the Japanese way of thinking, the discipline. The entire thing was an extraordinary experience. So these were more than memorable things to me.
Polly Allen Mellen
Language makes culture, and we make a rotten culture when we abuse words.
Cynthia Ozick
We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time
Alan Watts
The bible is not a religious experience for me. This book bundles together the entire culture of Judaism: our language, our history, our geography. God is merely a byproduct of the bible.
Tommy Lapid
Where no interest is takes in science, literature and liberal pursuits, mere facts and insignificant criticisms necessarily become the themes of discourse; and minds, strangers alike to activity and meditation, become so limited as to render all intercourse with them at once tasteless and oppressive.
Madame de Stael
I’m always pointing things out to native New Yorkers that I think are weird about this place and their culture and all that. But I feel like my friends and family from California feel like I’ve totally “become a New Yorker.”
Adrian Tomine
In your generation, everybody is constantly bombarded with all kinds of different input from different cultures, and that’s a strength, that’s a positive thing. That’s why I remain confident about America’s ability to compete in the world, precisely because we’ve got a little bit of everybody in this country.
Barack Obama
An error means a child needs help, not a reprimand or ridicule for doing something wrong.
Marva Collins
Throughout the world Dark Ages have scrawled finis to successions of cultures receding far into the past.
Jane Jacobs
Many other countries that Canada competes with, fashion is part of their culture, whether it be the U.K. or Italy. They get a lot of support from the government. I think that’s going to be required here in Canada, if we ever want to truly get behind the creativity that is here in this country.
Joe Mimran
We’ve separated from mogul and aerial skiing and we’ve built our own sport and our own tricks. And now we’re going back to the roots. But the Olympics is a world stage for athletics and it’s going to be pretty sweet to represent our sport and represent our culture and show everyone what we’re all about.
Nick Goepper
There are lots of people in the world whose existence doesn’t revolve around American culture.
Emily Haines
Our culture is in deep trouble, and at the heart of its trouble is its loss of a vision for manhood. If its difficult for you and me as adult males to maintain our masculine balance in this gender-neutral culture, imagine what it must be like for our sons, who are growing up in an increasingly feminized world.
Stu Weber
Most of the monsters… are based on some sort of mythology. Every culture and even some geographical areas have monsters and mythology that is their own.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Popular literature and culture used to reflect people’s aspirations, pain, and passion. All those particular things are no longer available to us.
Danny Glover
In my culture we just say f**k off.
Ian Healy
Urban pop culture is its own phenomena that is for some reason is left out of Hollywood. It’s the most mainstream thing there is.
Russell Simmons
To make an absolutely gross generalization, I think a lot of people feel like if you’re mixed, more often than not you’re quote unquote white. So if you’re mixed, you embrace the mainstream culture more than the African-American culture.
Keegan-Michael Key
Asia’s culture has planted its roots all over the world, and also has roots in my personal culture.
Carla Sozzani
With prodigious bravery and eviscerating humor, Roxane Gay takes on culture and politics in Bad Feminist-and gets it right, time and time again. We should all be lucky enough to be such a bad feminist.
Ayelet Waldman
We have become so quick and effective in building things today. It would be easy to build another Pyramid of Giza or another Great Wall. But these buildings haven’t withstood the test of time because of their building quality. They stand tall because they have a symbolic value, they represent a culture.
Zhang Xin
Individuality of expression is the beginning and end of all art.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Part of the reason you see so little about this in the Western media is that Iraq was closed off from the outside world for so long under Saddam. But I think there’s a deeper reason, which is that it messes with our assumptions – not just about Iraq, but about culture and human nature.
Annia Ciezadlo
I think there’s more pressure to stand out in a way that is measurable externally. The fame culture is definitely way worse and weirder than it was when we were in high school.
Lauren Graham
I think there’s a misconception that all Asian-American experiences are the same. My experiences with my family and the way they wanted me to know my culture are not the same as others.
Lana Condor
The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.
Susan B. Anthony
Little wonder that it can seem unthinkable to say “no, thanks” to the modern-day equivalent of our tribe – our fear-driven culture.
Frances Moore LappГ©
The thing about anything in life is you have to get ready for it. Study, learn and in terms of acting, there’s a lot to learn. The bigger culture you have in life, the better actor you’ll be. You’ll have more to pull on.
Jacqueline Bisset
The world does not need a war against ‘terrorism’, it needs a culture of peace based on human rights for all.
Irene Khan
People today read less, take fewer museum trips, and attend fewer concerts. Is that because these activities aren’t as fun? The decline… can be traced, at least in part, to unconscious stimuli that make us live faster.
Frank Partnoy
Any alternative culture that inspires a lot of passion and inspiration is also in danger of being set in its ways, almost from the moment it’s born.
Jello Biafra
Sometimes you just have things within your team that you have to address, and I think you have to protect your culture a little bit. And sometimes it’s sitting a guy down and that’s just the way it will always be.
Dabo Swinney
It’s all about media culture and people on television, and that feeling comfortable, friendly, or warm toward a candidate [in the elections] is a reason people would emotionally attach themselves to that candidate. I get the mechanics of it, I just hate that it’s true.
Michael Schur
It’s been interesting to see how similar audiences in the East and West are, actually, and how it makes you realize that when politicians emphasize the differences between our cultures, it’s usually because it benefits them more so than us.
Asghar Farhadi
I’ve benefited from the best of both societies and both cultures, East and West.
Abdallah II
It is good to be well connected with English language, literature and history, but the knowledge of our culture and roots is equally important.
When I’m out hustling up new industries, I can offer Louisiana’s many selling points. We have unmatched natural resources, a unique culture and fantastic workers.
Kathleen Blanco
I’ve often used the extremes in my work to comment on the mainstream. I think that sometimes a subject that I’m working on, like popular culture, is so present all around us that they’re hard to see. It’s like: How do you see the air you breathe? How do you see how it affects you?
Lauren Greenfield
Pop culture and entertainment can be dismissed as surface, but it’s not. It’s the language we all speak, and it’s the connection point between people all over the world.
Bozoma Saint John
I think I’m fascinated by the power of religion in our culture. Like a lot of secular, liberal people, I ignored it for a long time. Lately, of course, just from a political perspective, it’s impossible to ignore.
Tom Perrotta
The culture cannot evolve faster than the language. The language is the flashlight that shows the path.
Terence McKenna
Although I was brought up in a culturally and religious conservative culture, as a Baptist I was taught that no one has the right to subpoena your conscience.
Bill Moyers
Coming up in the African-American culture, we were taught that we belonged to the universe and society was wrong in the way it dealt with us. We had to learn to express and affirm values not from the winning position.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
I’m glad I was faced with different cultures when I was growing up because I wasn’t fazed by it. It has been a huge benefit to me; I feel comfortable wherever I go.
Jessie J
The Romany culture is not really in the media that much and Jack Thorne wanted to portray that.
Yasmin Paige
Staying at Airbnb listings gives me the opportunity to truly understand and experience the local culture of the countries I visit.
Joe Gebbia
When I arrived in America, I experienced serious culture shock. For someone with a religious upbringing, the 1960s were an extremely difficult time. Even though religion was a big part of the civil rights and peace movements, in my college religion was treated as irrelevant, hopelessly stodgy, and behind the times.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
High performing organizations have cultures of creativity and risk. They encourage workers to innovate and play.
Andy Hargreaves
The most important thing about Jazz at Lincoln Center is the fact that its the first time that perhaps the most important art form in American culture has a place to really exhibit itself and dedicated to its own particular conditions of performance.
Rafael Vinoly
Our present political world-view, current in Germany, is based in general on the idea that creative, culture-creating force must indeed be attributed to the state.
Adolf Hitler
Hip-hop culture itself has completely consumed everything involved in entertainment. When you think about basketball like the way those guys dress; I don’t know if you notice but people care about how you dress these days.
Ryan Montgomery
I believe that a culture of peace must be the essential foundation of our efforts for peace.
Daisaku Ikeda
I’ve always been pretty ravenous about pop culture, highbrow and lowbrow.
St. Vincent
We live in a culture that encourages us to be big about ourselves, and I think the starting point of trying to build inner goodness is to be a little bit smaller about yourself.
David Brooks
We live in a culture that has a real hard time distinguishing fiction from reality. Even when they’re told something is fiction.
Nic Pizzolatto
The masses are still ungrateful or ignorant. They prefer murder, poisonings, and crimes generally to a literature possessed of style and feeling.
George Sand
Whites have traded their culture for power.
Eileen O’Brien
We’ve had so many lifetimes of different cultures and different religions and different points of view and different wars and different loves and different children.
Shirley MacLaine
You can’t have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together.
Adam Gopnik
Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open.
Clive Bell
When a scholar of the old culture vows no longer to have anything to do with men who believe in progress, he is right. For the old culture has its greatness and goodness behind it, and an historical education forces one to admit that it can never again be fresh.
Friedrich Nietzsche
There is so much that is positive, wonderful even, about state schools. At a state school your kids will learn to live alongside and appreciate other kids from many diverse and different cultures.
Arabella Weir
Design my own line? No, I just like the culture.
ASAP Rocky
I am particularly distressed when people in the public eye who influence our culture perpetuate sexism.
Gretchen Carlson
The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Whether one becomes famous or not, you have to be reminded of people like Melville, who for the last thirty years of his life was completely unknown. He worked in a customs house and walked off to work as an anonymous person in this American culture.
Frederic Tuten
Well there is a lot of work here for younger and older musicians now. Our Ministry of Culture has now really embarked on changing things for artists, and it is getting much better. We just have to organize ourselves as artists, and then things will be better.
Miriam Makeba
Electronic culture created soulless replacements for connective rituals- television supplanted tribal legends told by the fire; ‘fast food’ consumed in distraction took the place of a shared meal. We substituted matter for Mater (feminine principle), money for mother’s milk, objects for emotional bonds.
Daniel Pinchbeck
The Church is missionary by nature and her principal task is evangelization, which aims to proclaim and to witness to Christ and to promote his Gospel of peace and love in every environment and culture.
Pope Benedict XVI
Half of Wisconsinites are considered alcoholics. It’s part of the culture of Wisconsin… if self-deprecation is their survival instinct, alcohol is their coping mechanism.
Amy Pietz
It’s exciting to think that something I’m involved in is touching so many people in so many cultures.
Paul Guilfoyle
The white man discovered the Cross by way of the Bible, but the black man discovered the Bible by way of the Cross.
James A. Baldwin
There’s a very comfortable techno-libertarian culture where you think you’re doing the right thing.
Stewart Baker
At the time when talk of war, intimidation, and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics.
Asghar Farhadi
There is no alternative. A Democrat is a Republican is a big businessman, and we’re all consumers instead of citizens. It just manifests in the culture, in the music, in the art. I feel a little panicky about it.
Ani DiFranco
Loving God is like my being black. I just am. [No one says] ‘You know what? I’m gonna be blacker today!’ It’s my culture. It’s not something I put on or take off or show more. You just communicate that in the way you live your life.
Angela Bassett
The only way to go further than you’ve been is to take an extra step.
Ron Kaufman
People tell me, “I’m glad you said that.” But this is not a spectator sport. This is an activity that requires daily moral awakening as well as a commitment that leads to real change.
Bill Bradley
Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children’s lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education.
Tipper Gore
Our culture will become like it was during the medieval times when there truly was a cultural elite. The rest of the people will just watch television, which will be their only frame of reference.
Jackie Kennedy
You know, in our culture today, our Western, reductionist, Roman, linear, fragmented… culture, we don’t ask how to make a pig happy. We ask how to grow it faster, fatter, bigger, cheaper, and that’s not a noble goal.
Joel Salatin
I think fiction comes from everything you’ve ever done, and said, and dreamed, and imagined. It comes from everything you’ve read and haven’t read… I think my work comes out of the culture of the world around me. I think that’s where my language comes from.
Don DeLillo
As minorities, it is always our dream to merge our cultures and showcase to the world the talent that comes from both Latin music and Hip-Hop, .. I hope that together,we can create a new cultural movement that unites these audiences.
Emilio Estefan
Refuse any image that could have a rational meaning or any memory or culture
Luis Bunuel
In all cultures, the family imprints its members with selfhood. Human experience of identity has two elements; a sense of belonging and a sense of being separate. The laboratory in which these ingredients are mixed and dispensed is the family, the matrix of identity.
Salvador Minuchin
If someone feels negative about the way society or culture seems to be going, what it probably suggests is that it’s just moving away from the state that they are comfortable with or used to. It’s understandable why someone would feel that way.
Chuck Klosterman
We not only speak but think and even dream in words. Language is a mirror in which the whole spiritual development of mankind reflects itself. Therefore, in tracing words to their origins, we are tracing simultaneously civilization and culture to their real roots.
Ernest Klein
I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture.
Alva Myrdal
I’ve always been a city person – London boy – and New York is just incredible. It has what London has but almost more in terms of variety, culture, social life, everything. I just like walking the streets and feeling the energy and the vibe.
Frank Lampard
We need science, more and better science, not for its technology, not for leisure, not even for health or longevity, but for the hope of wisdom which our kind of culture must acquire for its survival.
Lewis Thomas
Maharashtrians in America have a Maharashtra mandal every year. You know when they celebrate it? On July 4, the American Independence Day. That’s respect for local culture.
Raj Thackeray
Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.
Bill Walton
I think with world building, it’s important to create a sense of culture even if it is just a fantasy, and the best way to do that is to look at a real human culture and see what makes it cohesive.
Laini Taylor
Mighty cultures never – are almost never conquered. They crumble from within. And frankly, I think that a lot of Americans are acting like spoiled brats because everything that isn’t working out perfectly every time.
Frank Miller
Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
David K. Shipler
Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Let us join together across denominations, religions and cultures to make a habit of empathy and reach out to those most in need. To share the blessings we enjoy and to advance the cause of peace in all corners of our world.
Barack Obama
The culture of irony is the culture of postmodernism, which I would furiously want to denounce. We have to act ethically and politically. Irony is a defensive position, against reality. It always knows what to think about reality. The idea of commitment and engagement is central to me, which is not ironic.
Simon Critchley
I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.
Roland Joffe
Just like the rest of the world, I became a product of my environment, and this environment was gang culture.
Richard Cabral
My culture comes from everywhere. I’m sick of this notion of nationality, that if you’re brought up in the same city or same country you’re the same. Even three kids brought up in the same family with the same genes, they are not the same. Just consider a human a human.
Marjane Satrapi
Street culture is punk, hip-hop, skateboarding, surfing, graffiti. It’s like a massive global culture that is all tied together. But for so many years it was very geographic.
Jeffrey Deitch
What would it be like to have not only color vision but culture vision, the ability to see the multiple worlds of others.
Mary Catherine Bateson
Decade after decade, the police culture has been just the very opposite. And that`s been to ignore or to rally around. And that`s something that systematically we are going to need to break this blue wall of silence if we`re ever going to dramatically change and end the culture of police violence.
Hakeem Jeffries
The American dream has always depended on the dialogue between the present and the past. In our architecture, as in all our other arts-indeed, as in our political and social culture as a whole-ours has been a struggle to formulate and sustain a usable past.
Robert A. M. Stern
The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture.
Lewis Mumford
Regarding heroism, I grew up in a culture where you learn about heroes and heroines all the time. In a way, when you call someone a hero or heroine, it’s the same as calling them a villain.
Yiyun Li
The historic role of the consumer has been nothing more than a giant maw at the end of the mass media’s long conveyer belt, the all-absorbing Yin to the mass media’s all-producing Yang….In the age of the internet, no one is a passive consumer anymore because everyone is a media outlet.
Clay Shirky
No culture has yet solved the dilemma each has faced with the growth of a conscious mind: how to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in all life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s own culture but within oneself.
Barry Lopez
If the culture you have is radically different from an ‘experiment and take-risk’ culture, then you have a big change you going to have to make – and no little gimmicks are going to do it for you.
John P. Kotter
All knives and forks were working away at a rate that was quite alarming; very few words were spoken; and everybody seemed to eat his utmost, in self defence, as if a famine were expected to set in before breakfast-time to-morrow morning, and it had become high time to assert the first law of nature.
Charles Dickens
I want to impact the world and the culture in a positive way, spread super dope messages and help people through my music.
In order to be universal, you have to be rooted in your own culture.
Abbas Kiarostami
You’re constantly, in human culture, trying to balance between uplifting, heartfelt, sincere, earnestness that empowers and enlightens people, and the sarcastic cynicism that comes from just people’s acquired bitterness over experiences.
Seth Green
I’m interested in Internet cultures. I’m interested in what the teenagers who drive the Internet culture are passionate about. I follow their lead – they go to tumblr, I go to tumblr.
John Green
It’s ironic that in our culture everyone’s biggest complaint is about not having enough time; yet nothing terrifies us more than the thought of eternity.
Dennis Miller
The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.
Frederick Douglass
There’s only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures and the Dutch.
Michael Caine
People never talked about my music. They just counted how many knickers were on stage.
Tom Jones
The most striking feature of contemporary culture is the unslaked craving for transcendence.
Andrew Delbanco
The reduction of the earth to an object simply for human’s use/ possession is unthinkable in most traditional cultures… the earth belongs to itself and to all the component members of the community.
Thomas Berry
Despite all the wonderful advances that have been made, it’s still dangerous for an actor to talk about that in our extremely misguided culture. Look at what happened in California with Proposition 8. Please, don’t pretend that we’re suddenly all wonderfully, blissfully accepted.
Richard Chamberlain
Art can no longer be art today if it does not reach into the heart of our present culture and work transformatively within it that is, an art which cannot mould society — and through this naturally operate upon the core questions of our society — is not art.
Joseph Beuys
I’ve always found that the best travelers are the very same people who are intensely interested in the history and culture of their own home city.
Arthur Frommer
In fact, in the history of a lot of cultures there is a theater. For example, there are the theaters in Java, [Indonesia] and of that area where they use puppets and they have backgrounds and shadows.
Michelle Stuart
There is a theory behind the culture of victimhood: It’s called “intersectionality.” This theory posits that racism, sexism, classism, ableism, etc. are interconnected, overlapping, and mutually reinforcing. Together they form a “matrix of oppression.”
Christina Hoff Sommers
The favorite device of the devil, ancient and modern, is to force a human being into a more or less artificial class, accuse the class of unnamed and unnameable sin, and then damn any individual in the alleged class, however innocent he may be.
W. E. B. Du Bois
We need to educate young people to deal with new modes of education that are emerging with the new electronic technologies and we need to educate them to not only learn how to critically read this ubiquitous screen culture but also how to be cultural producers.
Henry Giroux
Donald Trump is american neo-fascist. The word “neo” meaning “new”, has a lot to do with it, a new kind of fascist in our culture, dealing with an authoritarian demagogic point of view, nativist, anti-immigrant, racism, bigotry that he appeals to.
Carl Bernstein
It was tough coaching Australia. They were so set in their ways because they have been the right ways – but the culture needed changing because the discipline was shoddy.
Mickey Arthur
What we need is a critique of visual culture that is alert to the power of images for good and evil and that is capable of discriminating the variety and historical specificity of their uses.
William J. Mitchell
There’s not any religion or any culture or any race or any generation that cannot get AIDS or HIV. We all have to take responsibility for ourselves and get tested to know our status, and spread the word.
Your brand is your culture.
Tony Hsieh
The abyss beyond our beliefs is something we have to pass through in order to see the world anew, to see it in terms not dictated so much by our culture, our parents, or our religious convictions.
Sam Keen
You know, one of these things that happened in the ’60s and ’70s was this confluence of, sort of, a counter-culture with computer culture.
Walter Isaacson
You had bands like D.O.A., or Black Flag, and a whole network opened up to trailblazer a counter culture movement. I’m more interested in the less sensational type of stories.
Ian MacKaye
The artist has to be a guardian of the culture.
Robert Longo
Among religions in this country which do not teach what would generally be considered a belief in the existence of God are Buddhism, Taoism, Ethical Culture, Secular Humanism and others.
Hugo Black
How do we create a harmonious society out of so many kinds of people? The key is tolerance — the one value that is indispensable in creating community.
Barbara Jordan
Culture is religion incarnate.
Charles Colson
Ethiopians, that is, Negroes, gave the world the first idea of right and wrong and thus laid the basis of religion and all true culture and civilization.
Joel Augustus Rogers
Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus about what sort of neurotic behaviors are acceptable.
Terence McKenna
Does our culture have a need for violence? I don’t know. I guess it’s a personal thing.
Lena Headey
In the world of football and of sport in general there is still a taboo around homosexuality. Everyone ought to live freely with themselves, their desires and their sentiments. “We must all work for a sporting culture that respects the individual in every manifestation of his truth and freedom.
Cesare Prandelli
I don’t know why it is that we need to denigrate, to knock down. It’s so sick.
Barbra Streisand
I’m interested in smokers standing on ledges, and big box stores, the rise of the suburbs, and the hollowing out of small towns. Self-storage. Things that didn’t exist 50 years ago. Our common culture. What we have agreed is OK to live with.
Sam Abell
I think that overall, ultimately the impact of advertisers calling the shots is a more cloying, complacent culture. For example, it was just announced that Unilever is branding environmental content at The Guardian. How radical or pointed can that content be?
Astra Taylor
I really think more fledgling novelists – and many current and even established novelists – should get out into the real world and cover local politics, sports, culture, and crime and write it up on deadline.
C. J. Box
The lifespan of faith and culture is much more than the ones who play politics in its name.
Ravish Kumar
Maybe silence is something we’re uncomfortable with as a culture, I don’t know.
Anton Yelchin
We are disappointed at the decision. The president remains fully committed to building a culture of life … that is built on valuing life at all stages.
Scott McClellan
The key thing that went wrong was that a culture was allowed to develop where the relationship between what people did and what they got went way out of alignment, especially at the top end.
Alistair Darling
I got a little bit of the Marine mentality from my dad, I guess. You can’t but help absorb the culture you’re around.
Robbie Lawler
Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.
Tadao Ando
I believe that reforms will not really take hold if they do not gradually come into the culture of the people.
Mario Monti
Every child needs nature. Not just the ones with parents who appreciate nature. Not only those of a certain economic class or culture or set of abilities. Every child.
Richard Louv
We live in a culture that has, for centuries now, cultivated the idea that the skeptical person is always smarter than one who believes. You can almost be as stupid as a cabbage as long as you doubt.
Dallas Willard
I’m a little like Marco Polo, going around and mixing cultures.
Gianni Versace
It is for want of self-culture that the superstition of Travelling, whose idols are Italy, England, Egypt, retains its fascinationfor all educated Americans.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The highest end of government is the culture of men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Family is something that I grew up with, and the Mexican culture has a lot of, you know – Sunday is the day you spend with your family, and you have 40 to 50 people at your house, the uncles and the cousins, and I grew up with that.
Karla Souza
This determined bias against religion, especially Christianity, is clearly evident when viewed against the religious heritage of American culture as revealed in the Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 U.S. 452. 1892.
Mathew Staver
Modern American literature was born in protest, born in rebellion, born out of the sense of loss and indirection which was imposed upon the new generations out of the realization that the old formal culture-the “New England idea”-could no longer serve.
Alfred Kazin
Marketing has supplanted story as the primary force behind the worthiness of making a film, and that’s a very sad thing. It’s film only as a function of consumerism rather than as an important component of our culture, and that’s everywhere around the world.
Alexander Payne
With the growing recognition of the value of herbs, it is surely time to examine the professional therapeutic use of these herbs. There are profound changes happening in the American culture and herbal medicine, ‘green medicine,’ is playing an ever-increasing role in people’s experience of this transformation.
David Hoffman
Britain cannot compete with China or Taiwan on price; we compete on skills, on arts and culture.
Sadiq Khan
A visionary is someone who sees the future with both insight and foresight: Insight into the deeper causes and meaning of events in the world, and foresight, or an intuitive grasp of the big picture, such as the trajectory of politics and popular culture.
Corinne McLaughlin
Fashion is very quick. It’s very disposable. It’s immediately – it tells you exactly where we are in our culture, especially women’s fashion.
Tom Ford
I’ve had moments where I’ve met people who were complete, like, idiots, who could not understand visual culture to save their lives.
Kehinde Wiley
Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them.
Huston Smith
Culture is about humanizing people. You look at the African-American civil rights movement, you look at the LGBT rights movement – the culture changed before the politics did.
Jose Antonio Vargas
Sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures; at other times, that we fall between two stools.
Salman Rushdie
The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness.
Francis Bacon
A lot of people don’t know the culture shock of how you can be in a rich area and then be in poverty. People don’t know how different it is over there.
Wiz Khalifa
In every ancient culture, there are rituals to mortify the body as a way of understanding that the energy of the soul is indestructible.
Marina Abramovic
We don’t have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression.
Chuck Palahniuk
Change is no threat to culture.
Wade Davis
Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
Vladimir Putin
I think slavery was an awful, awful period in our history, but when I look at what’s become of black culture since emancipation, I think you have to admit, maybe the Confederacy was on to something
Zach Braff
The great benefit of slowing down is reclaiming the time and tranquility to make meaningful connections–with people, with culture, with work, with nature, with our own bodies and minds
Carl Honore
I’m so fascinated by the concept of teen pregnancy for some reason. Not that I condone it or promote it, but it’s just a very real thing in our country and culture.
Leven Rambin
Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.
Charlotte Bunch
I’m inspired by lines, by shapes, when I see a dress on a person, when I see a beauty in a face, whether it’s a man from an ancient culture or a beautiful young model. So what inspires me? Life inspires me.
Russell James
There’s a distinct American culture that evolved from the United States founding, and that is what made America great, is what allowed the human being to become.
Rush Limbaugh
My grandma was very traditional, but she herself is a rebel of that culture.
So it was constantly going back and forth between these two cultures that kept raising the question, well, how important is personal freedom? And I think that has always been of interest to me.
Sheena Iyengar
I hope people have pulled something about me and said “Hey Mr. T loves his mother, hey Mr. T ain’t no dummy, hey Mr. T never grabbed his crotch,” when you’re talking about Hip-Hop culture.
Mr. T
The drug culture has shaped at least one major change since the Sixties; It became the basis for overloading our prisons.
Jimmy Carter
We have to change our culture so you can create wealth from making things and don’t just try to make money out of money
James Dyson
Yet in our enthusiasm for the idea that everyone should be able to read and write fluently, we may be missing a crucial point: in today’s culture, finely honed literacy skills are simply not as important as they once were.
Hugh Mackay
I was in fact pretty much – by the larger culture, by the local culture, by people around me, by people on TV – encouraged to imagine women as something slightly inferior to men.
Junot Diaz
If a church offers no truth that is not available in the general culture – in, for instance, the editorials of the New York Times or, for that matter, of National Review – there is not much reason to pay it attention.
Richard John Neuhaus
Play is older than culture, for culture, however inadequately defined, always presupposes human society, and animals have not waited for man to teach them their playing.
Johan Huizinga
The Civic Culture (and The Civic Culture Revisited) remains the best study of comparative political culture in our time.
Aaron Wildavsky
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Peter Drucker
I love the natural world – it comes from my culture, which grew out of a people enslaved.
Alice Walker
The fact remains that secularism is inherent in the Indian system, in the Indian ethos and culture. India cannot but be secular.
Pranab Mukherjee
Audio virology is not a metaphor. It is to be taken literally. It maps real processes of mutation, transmission, contagion and memory within music culture.
We must change the culture of politics first.
Michael Skolnik
One thing is certain: Nothing will set you apart from culture more than the exclusive claims of Christianity. And it is here that we must intentionally set ourselves apart-because if we do not, we will have no message for the world!
R. Kent Hughes
Production and consumption are the nipples of modern society. Thus suckled, humanity grows in strength and beauty; rising standard of living, all modern conveniences, distractions of all kinds, culture for all, the comfort of your dreams.
Raoul Vaneigem
There’s a culture in orphanages that children are eager to escape from, and it’s a culture of being reared as a group and not being doted upon by parents. For any child, that’s the bottom line. The fact is that a human child wants that mommy or daddy or both.
Melissa Fay Greene
Hip-hop is a competition culture. It’s based around, “My DJ is better than you. My graffiti artist is better than you.”
Ice T
There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.
Ban Ki-moon
The accumulation of small, optimistic acts produces quality in our culture and in your life. Our culture resonates in tense times to individual acts of grace.
Jennifer James
Protectiveness has often muffled the sound of doors closing against women.
Betty Friedan
So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic.
Steve Ballmer
Even if great poetry continues to be written, it has retreated from the center of literary life. Though supported by a loyal coterie, poetry has lost the confidence that it speaks to and for the general culture.
Dana Gioia
Obviously, Jay-Z is one of the greatest entertainers of the world today. Not only is he a remarkable rhetorical genius, he’s also a man of deep sympathy and empathy for those who are lost and vulnerable, but especially under-educated youth of all cultures and stripes.
Michael Eric Dyson
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Change is the only constant, whether it’s in music, culture, dance or fashion.
Sonu Nigam
Explain to me what Italian-American culture is. We’ve been here 100 years. Isn’t Italian-American culture American culture? That’s because we’re so diverse, in terms of intermarriage.
Al Pacino
I would rather enlighten the electorate so that when it’s time for them to put somebody in Congress, it will be self-evident that they will embrace the message and tools and discovery of science in a way that can transform our culture and even our civilization.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Jews are trying to destroy all other cultures…as a survival mechanism…the only Nazi country in the world is Israel.
David Duke
At the very center of our culture is a crucified man, a tortured man hanging on a cross of wood. You have an image of violence at the very center of our spiritual investigation.
Leonard Cohen
Sales-driven cultures can really differentiate you from the majority of the competition.
Josh James
No organization ever created an innovation. People innovate, not companies.
Seth Godin
The act of migration puts into crisis everything about the migrating individual or group, everything about identity and selfhood and culture and belief. So if this is a novel about migration it must be that act of putting in question. It must perform the crisis it describes.
Salman Rushdie
Anger does not make history. Power does. And power may be supplemented by anger, but it derives from more fundamental realities; geography, demographics, technology, and culture.
George Friedman
The shelter of excuses has a leaky roof.
Ron Kaufman
For 200 years, the West has been so dominant in the world that it’s not really needed to understand other cultures, other civilizations. Because, at the end of the day, it could, if necessary by force, get its own way.
Martin Jacques
A lot of cultures believe you take the placenta and you bury it and plant something.
Brooke Burke
We now live in a culture of the temporary, in which more and more people are simply giving up on marriage as a public commitment.
Pope Francis
I think transcending our cultures is going to be extraordinarily necessary for our survival. I don’t think we can carry our cultures through the keyhole of the stretch of the next millennium
Terence McKenna
I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
Frantz Fanon
I would be the last to disparage the genius of the politicians who make our laws,” Hutchison wrote around that time, “the writers who make our books, the artists who make our pictures, but in gauging the true culture of the nation and reckoning its tensile strength, let the student not neglect hockey
Bruce Hutchison
We have a funny concept of time in this culture. We revere it as we revere money, yet we rarely spend any of it on ourselves. We complain that we can’t make what time we have go around, yet day after day we spend our allotment doing things we don’t really want to be doing.
Jan Phillips
The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families, but also those in other cultures and the changes in family structure during the past several centuries.
Gary Becker
Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life, enriching faith in a Supreme Power, and principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relations.
Black Elk
What price would God demand from the churches for having the audacity to lighten the color of his son’s skin, and straighten out his nappy hair?
Dick Gregory
I am not anti-Bush. I am not pro-Iraq. I am pro-peace. I have written a song and created a video which expresses my feelings about our culture and values and illusions of what many people believe is the American dream – the perfect life. Madonna Quotes.
The true foundation of all culture is the knowledge and understanding of water.
Viktor Schauberger
My ultimate getaway is Vietnam. It has a little bit of everything when it comes to culture, amazing food, beautiful people, exotic sights, sounds and profound history of love, bravery and resilience.
Jeannie Mai
One needs solitude and quiet to think. The cacophony of modern culture is designed to make that impossible.
Chris Hedges