Western Quotes

Western Quotes by Jarome Iginla, Ada Louise Huxtable, Edward Bach, Luke Ford, Lawrence Kasdan, Bruce Chatwin and many others.

I grew up here in St. Albert, which is a city just nort

I grew up here in St. Albert, which is a city just north of Edmonton, and I went to Grade 10 here at Paul Kane High School. But then I went to junior in the WHL, Western Hockey League, at age 16. So I left and went to finish school at Norkam High School in Kamloops for grades 11 and 12.
Jarome Iginla
Tossed into the Secaucus graveyard are about 25 centuries of classical culture and the standards of style, elegance and grandeur that it gave to the dreams and constructions of Western man. That turns the Jersey wasteland into a pretty classy dump.
Ada Louise Huxtable
In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul.
Edward Bach
I believed that English-speaking people had a divine mission to civilize the world by making it western, democratic and Christian.
Luke Ford
Any story that Billy Wilder told, you can tell in a Western.
Lawrence Kasdan
I slept in black tents, blue tents, skin tents, yurts of felt and windbreaks of thorns. One night, caught in a sandstorm in the Western Sahara, I understood Muhammed’s dictum, ‘A journey is a fragment of Hell.’
Bruce Chatwin
The world is still being battered by the Western/white/Christian supremacy dogmas and practices, by the most primitive and fundamentalist ‘principles’.
Andre Vltchek
Yet mark’d I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness.
William Shakespeare
The Western world is … looked upon as being arrogant, self-satisfied, greedy and with no limits. And Sept. 11 is an occasion for me to realize it even more.
Jean Chretien
It is a very classic Western [Valley of Violence], and if you like Westerns, you’ll like this movie, but there’s a tone to it that’s all its own that I think is unique and memorable.
Ti West
The criteria or the paradigm for us is not the West, not the Western paradigm, because the West has its own culture, we have our own culture, they have their own reality, we have our own reality.
Bashar al-Assad
When Western politicians propose blanket discrimination against Islam, they bolster the terrorists’ propaganda.
David Petraeus
I really want to do a Western. I want to be the dude who is riding horses and doing exciting things – something where I get to do something physical and have to train for it. I don’t want to be the damsel.
Margot Robbie
My parents separated soon after I was born, so I left Helsinki when I was a year old. My mother took me to Paris and then other places throughout Western Europe.
George Gaynes
Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged.
Neil Abercrombie
Free speech is not just another value. It’s the foundation of Western civilization.
Jordan Peterson
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
Sometimes I lie awake at night and think about that little red-haired girl… I don’t ever want to forget her face, but if I don’t forget her face, I’ll go crazy… How can I remember the face I can’t forget? Suddenly I’m writing country western music!
Charles M. Schulz
At the age of 14, I ran away from home for four days and hitchhiked around western Pennsylvania and southern Ohio.
Michael Dirda
There were no vampires of note in Western literature until about the 18th century. But they tell us where we park our anxieties, whether its over-powerful women, death or damnation. We make our own monsters.
Deborah Harkness
Postcolonialism is the invention of some rich guys from India who saw that they could make a good career in top Western universities by playing on the guilt of white liberals.
Slavoj ЕЅiЕѕek
In the past 30 years, officials of the Iranian regime and its apologists have labeled criticism, especially with regard to women’s rights, as anti-Islamic and pro-Western, justifying its brutalities by ascribing them to Islam and Iran’s culture.
Azar Nafisi
Our Government’s top priority remains jobs and economic growth. Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the continued success of western Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs in the apparel and textile sector.
Michelle Rempel
As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism.
Christopher Dawson
I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing; it’s not a western invention.
Garry Kasparov
It is not for us . . . to send out missionaries to foreign peoples; it is our task to build up our own Western culture.
Carl Jung
The central premise of this book is that the Western psychological notion of what it means to have a self is flawed.
Mark Epstein
I don’t understand why we give up genres, and the Western is a great genre. It’s a part of the rich history of cinema and who we are as we’ve evolved as people, as a community.
Antoine Fuqua
I think for the last fifteen, twenty years or so, Hollywood has underestimated the appeal of the Western. I think there is still a huge market.
Barry Corbin
The valley we lived in could easily be the setting for a fantasy novel or a prairie western novel. It could be anything.
Arthur Slade
Skiffle was blues featuring a washboard and acoustic instruments. It encompassed blues, with elements of folk, jazz, and, at times, American country-and-western music.
Van Morrison
You’ve got to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from eastern Canada: people who live in ghettoes and who are not integrated into western Canadian society.
Stephen Harper
Currently intellectuals in Western Europe and North America are extremely demoralized and shaken by the rise of a virulent conservative tendency (which some have even joined).
Susan Sontag
I made a Christmas album a couple of years ago and just put it out on my Web site. It kind of smacked of this flavor. All of the reviews said it was Western swing even when it was Christmas standards.
Suzy Bogguss
I also like Western classical music and jazz.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
The paradigm of Western culture is that the essence of persons is dangerous; thus, they must be taught, guided, and controlled by those with superior authority.
Carl Rogers
Stagecoach is really my first Western, actually.
Judd Nelson
Both the nationalists and the communists disapproved of jazz and feared it. They thought it would weaken people’s resolve to fight off the invasion. And most Americans know, China did ban all Western music for about 30 years, starting in 1949. This is where it started.
Nicole Mones
Islam takes advantage of two structural flaws that exist in the Western society. One is political correctness and other is the decline of morality.
Ali Sina
Osbert was the only one who didn’t seem suspicious. He was so interested in the Decline of Western Civilization that he missed the version of it taking place under his nose.
Meg Rosoff
The Chinese concept of rights arose, then, in a context of power. Western nations had become powerful enough, and imposed their will in nakedly aggressive fashion, so that they had to be addressed in their terms. Eventually rights in Chinese thought are attributed not just to nation states but also to individual people.
David Wong
I’m of course disillusioned with what has happened to World cinema. Now cinemas in both Eastern and Western Europe are filled with the same blockbusters from Hollywood.
Alexander Walker
We are here because we are determined to offer the people of the Western Cape choices which are long overdue.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
Joan Didion
What I really took in in India was that people – even in the slums – were happy with what they’d got. That’s something we’re not good at in the Western world.
Guy Martin
Go is to Western chess what philosophy is to double-entry accounting.
Trevanian
Many of the Western democracies – including the U.S. – have a problem that voters want benefits they don’t want to pay for.
Henry Paulson
I do not think there was anything abusive in my house. Yet, I stand by a lot of my critiques of Western parenting. I think there’s a lot of questions about how you instill true self-esteem.
Amy Chua
[Somali maritime violence] is a response to greedy Western nations, who invade and exploit Somalia’s water resources illegally. It is not a piracy, it is self defence. It is defending the Somalia children’s food.
Muammar al-Gaddafi
I’m quite fond of the writer who told a beginning author, “If you’ve got a message, use Western Union.”
Arthur C. Clarke
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Clint Eastwood
All things in my novels are real for me. Some western critics said that Garcia Marquez’s novels are magic realism. However, I believe that Marquez must have experienced everything in his novels.
Haruki Murakami
We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.” – All Quiet On The Western Front, Ch. 5
Erich Maria Remarque
The lightning spread of ‘Western-style’ gambling overseas has increased the problems of addicted and problem gamblers, organized crime and alleged corruption in Asia and the Middle East
John Warren Kindt
[Let] the poor the needy and oppressed of the Earth, and those who want Land, resort to the fertile lands of our western country, the second land of Promise, and there dwell in peace, fulfilling the first and great commandment.
George Washington
Like almost everyone else in America, I grew up believing the myth of the objective scientist. Fortunately I was raised on the edges of two very distinct cultures, western European and American Indian.
Vine Deloria Jr.
The comic is today’s western, so many movies, and I think that if actors want to optimize their longevity, it’s important for them to meet the fans because those fans are so loyal and will show up at any movie or tune in to any television show they’re on.
Erin Gray
Americans have always built for the future. That is why we established land grant colleges and passed the Homestead Act to open our Western lands more than 100 years ago.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The Western model for a meeting is you have an agenda and you come in and everyone says things.
Howard Rheingold
The political and social processes by which the Western European societies were put in order are not very apparent, have been forgotten, or have become habitual. They are part of our most familiar landscape, and we don’t perceive them anymore. But most of them once scandalized people.
Michel Foucault
The habit of collecting, of attachment to things, is an essential human trait. But Western civilization put collecting on a pedestal by inventing museums. Museums are about representing power. It could be the king’s power or, later, people’s power.
Orhan Pamuk
Popular culture is the new Babylon, into which so much art and intellect now flow. It is our imperial sex theater, supreme temple of the western eye. We live in the age of idols. The pagan past, never dead, flames again in our mystic hierarchies of stardom.
Camille Paglia
Hours before the Georgian invasion, Russia had been working to secure a United Nations Security Council statement calling for a renunciation of force by both Georgia and South Ossetians. The statement that could have averted bloodshed was blocked by western countries.
Sergei Lavrov
I love the whole futuristic landscape of dark, rainy neon, the mix of Eastern and Western cultures and the beautiful shots of the flying cars.
Reggie Watts
The western mindset erroneously equates a political system of multi-party democracy with high-quality institutions… the two are not synonymous.
Dambisa Moyo
[Europe has] this tradition of self revelation in popular music. We have it here – it’s called Country Western Music… I think that’s where the deeper and more complex subjects are treated.
Leonard Cohen
Careful listening to current country and western and rock music with the help of an interpreter for coded phrases shows that young people are hearing a constant stream of messages about getting high, feeling good, going on trips, and using drugs of all kinds with all methods.
Virgil Miller Newton
Historically, and since, 1520, eighteen Treaties have been concluded between the Persian State and its western neighbours regarding its relations therewith including the question of borders. On all occasions, the Persian State chose the opportunity to violate the said Treaties whether by word or deed.
Saddam Hussein
India as a film-making nation has gained recognition, at last, at most important Western and Far Eastern forums.
Amitabh Bachchan
Chiropractic works in harmony with the basic healing forces of the body, whereas the allopathic, western medical establishment doesn’t have nearly as holistic a vision.
John Robbins
I think there is no reason for us to bring to Islamism or political Islam the fear and ignorance of Western commentators and their hysterical vocabulary.
Pankaj Mishra
I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow.
Vincent Frank
I have long believed, especially after the unprovoked Western attack on Iraq and the ransacking of the Gaddafi regime in Libya, that North Korea would not desist from the full development of its nuclear weapons program, despite threats and sanctions from the West and even from China.
Paul Keating
What was distinctively Western was not slavery but the moral crusade to end slavery.
Dinesh D’Souza
Western Australia is covered by granite, the largest single piece of Achaean rock that still lies on the surface of the, of, of the Earth, that’s 2.5 to 2.9 billion years old. It’s one of the most ancient and intact bits of the Earth’s crust.
Antony Gormley
While Hollywood has had a huge influence on the Indian industry, Bollywood and its actors, too, are garnering a lot of attention in the western film world.
Madhur Bhandarkar
I think readers nowadays are happy to have genres blurred. We’re seeing that on screen too: The Pirates of the Caribbean mashes up history and fantasy, Cowboys and Aliens mixes the Western and the Science Fiction genres.
Colette Freedman
People often say that videogames made by Western developers are somehow different in terms of taste for the players, in comparison with Japanese games. I think that means that the Western developers and Japanese developers, they are good at different fields.
Shigeru Miyamoto
Whenever you play a song, you’re basically playing with a lot of zeros and ones. These are Western compositional models that other cultures have explored in so many ways.
DJ Spooky
The American culture especially, and Western culture in general, urges us to not only become the best that we can be, but also win against the competition.
Roger Housden
I don’t know why people have divided the whole world into two groups, west and east. Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it’s the right of every human being.
Malala Yousafzai
I believe that the dysfunctional Muslim family constitutes a real threat to the very fabric of western life. It is in the family that children are groomed to practise, promote and pass on the norms of their parents’ culture.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The West – the very words go straight to that place of the heart where Americans feel the spirit of pride in their western heritage – the triumph of personal courage over any obstacle, whether nature or man.
John Wayne
In Serbia a lot of people hate me because they want to westernize, not understanding that the western world is bipolar, with very good things and very bad things.
Emir Kusturica
Israel can’t be the only country in the Western world not to have freedom of religion.
Yair Lapid
I wonder if those people shown protesting the deployment of nuclear weapons to western Europe during the Reagan era are feeling appropriately stupid today. ‘Please don’t take away our precious Soviet Union! – We demand the annihilation of all life on Earth!’
Craig Reucassel
I was told that The Chinese said they would bury me by the Western Lake and build a shrine to my memory. I have some slight regret that this did not happen, as I might have become a god, which would have been very chic for an atheist.
Bertrand Russell
Every great movement in the history of Western civilization from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century has been an international movement which owed its existence and its development to the cooperation of many different peoples.
Christopher Dawson
When you’re on a highway, viewing the western U.S. with the mountains and the flatness and the desert and all that, it’s very much like my paintings.
Edward Ruscha
If you want to send a message, try Western Union.
Frank Capra
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Thomas Sowell
Sergio Leone has this weird western opera thing.
Ethan Coen
The western will always be here. And it just depends on how good you make one. And one movie doesn’t kill it. And one movie doesn’t preserve it. It’s storytelling. It’s a very American thing. I’ll continue to do it.
Kevin Costner
I lived for 30 years in the U.S., but always kept my Islamic and Iranian culture and customs… even now, western lifestyle feels strange to me.
Mohammad Javad Zarif
The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles.
Phil Ochs
When the truth is that there would be no great Western music, and certainly no decent choral repertoire, without the Catholic faith.
Richard Morris
I suppose ‘Gladiator’ could be a Western – if you were writing your review in Athens, that is! To be honest, we didn’t really think that way at the time. But there is common ground. And they both have horses – I liked that, obviously.
Russell Crowe
Hildegard von Bingen conveys spiritual ecstasy, if we’re talking of Western music. What bothers me about Western music is that it doesn’t have an esoteric dimension in the way the music of the East has, whether it be Byzantine chant, the music of the Sufis, or Hindu music.
John Tavener
The Female Western is the battle between the good and evil methods of getting the men who perform best.
Warren Farrell
But he knew people and he was head writer for Have Gun Will Travel, and if you took those early Star Treks that we did and put us in a western wardrobe and put us on wagon train going west, we can say the same lines.
Majel Barrett
While Muslim men describe themselves as insecure in their harems, real or imagined, Westerners describe themselves as self-assured heroes with no fears of women. The tragic dimension so present in Muslim harems – fear of women and male self-doubt – is missing in the Western harem.
Fatema Mernissi
Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep, to keep us tame and domesticated.
Abu Bakar Bashir
When Nixon opened the door to China in the early 1970s, Chinese artists got their first view of the West. Suddenly five centuries of Western art lay before them as a stylistic smorgasbord. Chinese artists could reinterpret it out of admiration or try to replace it. They choose the former.
Arne Glimcher
You could call it that [urban Western], I guess, you could certainly call it that. A lot of these types of films are, really, if you get down to the core most suspense thrillers in this genre, the Western is sort of the birth of it all.
Antoine Fuqua
We copied laws and regulations from western countries, but enforcement remains weak, and environmental litigation is still quite near impossible.
Ma Jun
The world will be changed by western women.
Dalai Lama
I would still describe China as a vast, invigorating puzzle that will never make sense to my western upbringing.
Abigail Washburn
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 I was a kid, if a guy got killed in a western movie I always wondered who got his horse.
George Carlin
Part of the western movement is this desire that we, Americans, have to keep pressing on.
Beau Bridges
I am not an individualist in the Western sense. Collectivism can become oppressive when it tries to dictate; the rights of the two should not clash.
Asghar Ali Engineer
The Western world, and the UK in particular, is drowning in a sea of its own blubber.
Michael Simkins
First of all, whoever didn’t want to be a member of this association or the other association, was branded, you know, like a dangerous individualist, you know, infected by the Western decadence, you know. So everybody joined.
Milos Forman
Right now we’re in the middle of a cultural war between the Muslims and the Western world. The politicians get in the way, but if you put two people together in a room, they can talk it out and work it out, just like Anna and the King.
Sandy Duncan
It’d be impossible to capture the feel of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ in a novel starring Mace Windu; ‘All Quiet’ is a tragic coming-of-age story.
Matthew Stover
I love trains. I dont even mind First Great Western, which is a stupid name because it implies every carriage is first class, but theyre not.
Tim Rice
Some of our earliest codes of ethics in the so-called Western World are little more than a rewriting of the Ten Commandments. Eastern legal constructions likewise arise out of the earliest spiritual traditions and understandings.
Neale Donald Walsch
I still want to do a romantic comedy or a western or a gritty independent film… there’s so much that I still want to do.
Laura Vandervoort
the wealthy white western minority of the world could not hope to prosper if most of the rest of mankind were foundering in hopeless poverty. Islands of plenty in a vast ocean of misery never have been a good recipe for commercial success.
Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth
Although China is not so wealthy and powerful as the West, her people of whatever condition – rich or poor, high or low – all enjoy a perfect freedom and a happy life. Not so all the inhabitants of Western lands.
Zhang Zhidong
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
The Arab and Islamic countries suffer from severe backwardness, and the Western world wants to make them even more backward.
Mohammed Mahdi Akef
The Western genre is certainly something with which I’m familiar.
Keith Carradine
Part of the reason why Kobe Bryant is such a big inspiration to me is because he was shipped off to the Lakers right out of high school. He went from English class to the Great Western Forum.
T. J. Perkins
You may have noticed that Senator Obama’s supporters have been saying some pretty nasty things about Western Pennsylvania lately. And you know, I couldn’t agree with them more.
John McCain
It’s a cyclical thing. When they make one, everyone loves them. Different genres come around in succession. People always welcome the western. It’s America’s genre.
Robert Duvall
In the calculus of western interests, there is no suffering, whatever its scale, which cannot be justified. Chechens, Palestinians, Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis are of little importance.
Tariq Ali
Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of ‘high art.’
Takashi Murakami
Morocco has a lot to do in terms of democracy. The daily practice of democracy evolves in time. Trying to apply a Western democratic system to a country of the Maghreb, the Middle East, or the Gulf would be a mistake. We are not Germany, Sweden or Spain.
Mohammed VI of Morocco
You take it from me, we are losing the war because we can salute too well.
Erich Maria Remarque
A terrorist nuclear detonation in a western city would destroy all economic confidence.
John Bruton
The thing is, one in three women in the Western world will end up having an abortion, but they never talk about it. When you keep silent about that stuff, it is because you are embarrassed by the societal distaste of the topic.
Caitlin Moran
We see that leaders in Western Europe [there are some debates of course, we also see that and analyse it all] stick to, I cannot say right or wrong ones, it always depends on someone’s view, but I think, very pragmatic approaches in addressing economic issues.
Vladimir Putin
One of the things I can do is to try to put myself in different kinds of movies and that kind of subtly changes my work. By the time my obituary is written, I want there to be a great western and a great comedy.
Ethan Hawke
For me, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a comedy, a Western or horror. As long as you’ve got a good story to tell, the genre almost doesn’t matter. As an actor playing the role, it’s all rooted in reality.
Patrick Wilson
Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character, and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years, these are portrayed as awful figures.
Michael Novak
The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on “official” institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny.
Bob Schaffer
There is some who say that perhaps freedom is not universal. Maybe it’s only Western people that can self-govern. Maybe it’s only, you know, white-guy Methodists who are capable of self-government. I reject that notion.
George W. Bush
While cheap products are exported to western countries, the waste is dumped mostly in China’s back yard, contaminating its air, water, soil and seas.
Ma Jun
Behind the criticism of fashion as an artistic medium is a highly ideological prejudice: against markets, against consumers, against the dynamism of Western commercial society. The debate is not about art but about culture and economics.
Virginia Postrel
In a safe Western world where we’re not being shot at and we’re not starving, the worst thing that happens to us most days is someone’s rude to us, or we accidentally insult someone. Social faux pas is the worst thing that happens to most people, most days, so we’ve got to concentrate on that, really.
Ricky Gervais
But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media.
Abu Bakar Bashir
Perhaps the best known, and certainly the most vaunted, “discovery” of modern public opinion research is the indifference and ignorance of a majority of the electorate in western democracies.
Moses Finley
We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention. What we are afraid of is Western universities.
Ruhollah Khomeini
I don’t want our culture diluted. We need to close the borders now and let everyone assimilate to a Western, white, English-speaking way of life.
Gavin McInnes
Children, a lot of times, can’t make their parents wrong because they have to live with them, because they have to love them. And when you’re young, you can’t get on your Big Wheel and go down to the Best Western. You’ve got to live there and you’ve got to figure it out.
Lana Parrilla
Muslims want the western countries to apologize. Why? because this gives them a sense of empowerment. It makes them feel good about themselves, it stokes their ego.
Ali Sina
I don’t know why people are so down on the Best Western. They have the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had.
Carey Mulligan
I’m a country girl at heart. I think an old-school Western would kind of be really up my alley and would be so fun. I’m so comfortable in that genre and around horses.
Kaley Cuoco
You’ve gotta understand: in July of ’44, the Allies were still contained on the peninsula in western France and the destruction of Europe had not really begun. War had not really touched the European continent at that point.
Christopher McQuarrie
Elections are a Western jerk-off.
John le Carre
The next war… may well bury Western civilization forever.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
A lot of bands mature, which means they get square; they start delivering messages. Hey, you got a message, use Western Union.
David Lee
As the first Member of Congress from western Washington to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years, I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community.
Rick Larsen
My father was a schoolteacher, and so I had the advantage of both western educational instruction in the school, as well as what you might call the process of imbibing the traditional processes of education instruction around me.
Wole Soyinka
You just have to open the newspapers in most Western news to see real violence.
Ray Stevenson
There is no western, capitalistic country in which the conditions of the masses have not improved in an unprecedented way.
Ludwig von Mises
What happens when we examine the claims made for Western liberalism as a universalizing ideology of tolerance, human dignity, equality, and compassion is the fact that the patron saint of modern liberalism, John Stuart Mill, thought that barbarian peoples like the Indians were unfit for self-rule.
Pankaj Mishra
Western intellectual Islamologists have totally failed in their duties as intellectuals. They have betrayed their calling by abandoning their critical faculties when it comes to Islam.
Wafa Sultan
When terrorism is directly aiming at Western countries, it is automatically and abnormally enlarged in order to instill emotions and fear. However, when attacks happen in the Middle East, is it conveniently downplayed and less talked about. Unless they would benefit more from a heavy coverage.
Tariq Ramadan
You’ve got to realize. In the western world, regardless of what color you are, what title the music is, it’s all played by the same notes.
Ornette Coleman
I’m sure one of the frustrations of being a Western enthusiast of Japanese food and culture is you’re confronted every day with the absolute certainty that you will die ignorant.
Anthony Bourdain
Sci fi allowed us to be more true to the western than maybe even doing a literal western.
Roberto Orci
Notoriously, the United States is the most religious of the Western advanced nations. It’s a bit mysterious why that is.
Richard Dawkins
The health-care sector certainly employs more people and more machines than it did. But there have been no great strides in service. In Western Europe, most primary-care practices now use electronic health records and offer after-hours care; in the United States, most don’t.
Atul Gawande
I was in love with this character of Ray Krebbs. I wanted the part badly. I had done several Western films in my career at that point and there wasn’t much opportunity then to play Western roles on television at that time.
Steve Kanaly
I tend to lean more towards the Westerns of the 40s and 50s as opposed to the 60s and 70s. They get a little too drab for me when you get into the Spaghetti Western era. I love the John Ford movies. I love the music. I love the scope.
Seth MacFarlane
When I went to school, there were no Black philosophers, at least none that I was aware of, who were recognized by Western universities.
Walter Mosley
Putin has had many positive experiences working with Western political leaders whose business interests made them more disposed to deal with Russia.
Al Franken
In all of Western civilization, there have been societies that celebrating the homosexuality, the ancient Greeks. But they, in fact, protected the institution of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. They got the joke. And the American people get the joke.
Ken Blackwell
One of the most highly developed skills in contemporary Western civilization is dissection: the split -up of problems into their smallest possible components. We are good at it. So good, we often forget to put the pieces back together again.
Alvin Toffler
If I ended my career, I wouldn’t mind doing a TV series if it was a western and I played a mute gunfighter so I wouldn’t have to remember lines every week.
Robert Duvall
I’m a Sydney suburban boy shaped entirely by the western suburbs.
Bryan Brown
In order for the second scenario to win, the world would have to return where the struggle for independence and against Western colonialism and imperialism was lost or abandoned more than 50 years ago. Let’s face it: the world was never really completely de-colonized. It would be total hypocrisy to claim otherwise.
Andre Vltchek
This is a boyhood dream, but I’ve always wanted to play the sheriff. I’ve wanted to be in a Western, in the hat, playing the sheriff.
Patrick Fabian
The cultural war of words has actually been won by the most dispossessed people in the Western world, the urban American blacks.
Irvine Welsh
As America has grown less economically equal, a citizen’s ability to move upward has fallen behind that of citizens in other Western democracies. We are no longer the country where anyone can become anything.
George Packer
The crisis of the Western world exists to the degree in which it is indifferent to God.
Whittaker Chambers
There’s a sort of absurdity to Australia and the so-called New World nations. I sensed it all the time growing up in Western Australia, which is really remote.
Shaun Tan
It seems like the Western genre has crept out of its casings during the last few years, and expanded to include books and movies we wouldn’t originally have thought of as westerns.
Elizabeth Crook
The Western media has depicted the Afghan woman as a helpless, weak individual. I have said it before, and I shall repeat it: The Afghan woman is strong. The Afghan woman is resourceful. The Afghan woman is resilient.
Rula Ghani
I want to do a Western so bad because I want to ride horses and act. Those are two of my favorite things in the world to do. I want to do that.
Emily Rose
We think we have a responsibility. And I think it’s important for all of us in the Western world to realize that we’ve all been blessed a lot and if you go to these parts they don’t have a lot, even before the tsunami.
Kevin Rollins
Best Buy is just too Western! They do not stock enough Chinese brands, and Chinese people do not want to buy foreign brands.
Zhang Jindong
The slightest sign of stability is used by local authoritarian leaders to bargain for the sympathies of Western countries that are, for the sake of a balanced relationship, bound to turn a blind eye to obvious, blatant violations of human rights and the deconstruction of democratic institutions in these countries.
Garry Kasparov
Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you tonight in my …  chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up, my fair hair gently waved, the Iron Lady of the Western world. Me? A Cold War warrior? … Well, yes — if that is how they wish to interpret my defense of values of freedoms fundamental to our way of life.
Margaret Thatcher
That new technologies and techniques would be forthcoming was a fundamental article of Christian faith. Hence, no bishops or theologians denounced clocks or sailing ships-although both were condemned on religious grounds in various non-Western societies.
Rodney Stark
Through the deliverance of India, I seek to deliver the so-called weaker races of the earth from the crushing heels of Western exploitation in which England is the greatest partner.
Mahatma Gandhi
It sometimes seems to me that some of our Western partners do not want Russia to fully recover. They would like Russia to be in a subdued state, and they want Russian resources to be used for the benefit of the U.S. economy.
Mikhail Gorbachev
The bottom line about the information possessed by non-Western peoples is that the information becomes valid only when offered by a white scholar recognized by the academic establishment; in effect, the color of the skin guarantees scientific objectivity.
Vine Deloria Jr.
Training a reliable military force that adheres to Western norms and standards is the work of a generation, not a few months.
David Ignatius
I live in Cullowhee, North Carolina. That’s where I teach, at Western Carolina University. That region is where my family has lived for a long time and that region is my landscape.
Ron Rash
The increasing mistrust between the Arab-Muslim peoples and the western world is rooted in the conflict in Palestine.
Ismail Haniyeh
That is why Russia is hated. That is why China is hated. They are forming a tremendous, final defense line protecting humanity from the Western terror.
Andre Vltchek
The only thing I’ve kind of missed is finding a really good western that I want to do, because I watched westerns a lot.
Samuel L. Jackson
Peter Marshall: A western saddle has a curved horn on the front to hold something for the cowboy. What is it?
Paul Lynde
Western States keep playing with, and around, Russia.
Aslan Maskhadov
Every age has found some alternative to American values appealing. The number of Western intellectuals enamored of fascism and all the various expressions of Marxism was legion.
Dennis Prager
The essential characteristic of Western civilization that distinguishes it from the arrested and petrified civilizations of the East was and is its concern for freedom from the state.
Ludwig von Mises
Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself. It’s probably more Western than U.S. per se.
David Foster Wallace
In my opinion, the United States and many Western nations have a financial disaster coming, caused by our educational system’s failure to adequately provide a realistic financial education program for students.
Robert Kiyosaki
The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.
Aharon Appelfeld
My mother converted when I was 16. She was the driving force behind religion in our family. So, I’m sure I was heavily influenced by that. But, I also was, and still am, convinced by the Catholic churches historical claims to represent the continuity with the early Church that other forms of Western Christianity lack.
Ross Douthat
Western civilisation came to this country in 1788 and I’m proud of that…
Tony Abbott
Western powers remain imprisoned by the idea that the world is a dangerous place, that it needs to be managed, and that they are called upon to do the managing.
Stephen Kinzer
There is no western concern for issues of aggression, atrocities, human rights abuses and so on if there’s a profit to be made from them
Noam Chomsky
A romance novel is more than just a story in which two people fall in love. It’s a very specific form of genre fiction. Not every story with a horse and a ranch in it is a Western; not every story with a murder in it is a mystery; and not every book that includes a love story can be classified as a romance novel.
Leigh Michaels
Colombia has been the leading western recipient of U.S. arms and training as violence has grown through the ’90s.
Noam Chomsky
Most people who get into power in the western world start with great intentions, but slowly they all become entrapped and hung by their own petard.
David A. Stewart
What Bollywood lacks is scripts. A lot of the films are copies of western films.
Om Puri
That’s how it works in Westerns: the hero is minding his own business and trying to make a living, but he does something, the villain finds out about it and they have to have a showdown. So it’s kind of a Western set to hip hop music.
Mike Colter
Any time the Western way of war can be unleashed on an enemy stupid enough to enter its arena, victory is assured.
Victor Davis Hanson
One of the things I would love to do is ‘Axe Cop,’ which is a comic book. I would like to be involved in ‘Axe Cop’ someday. I would also love to be in a Western.
Ken Marino
Partly, the Russian system succeeds because, in contrast to the Western industrial economies, it makes full use of its manpower.
John Kenneth Galbraith
In Malaysia, where Western culture was extremely influential, I’d grown up listening to Elvis and the Beatles and watching American movies. People wanted to be like Americans. In contrast, when I got here, I saw prosperous middle-class American college students wanting to somehow join the Third World.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
That’s something that I’m trying to do in my work, to send a message to western people. They’re the ones who are completely disconnected.
Marina Abramovic
If I just produce the transparent ideal accepted by the Western experts, a process of privatization which will be very good but never happen, that means nothing.
Anatoly Chubais
To increase desires to an unbearable level whilst making the fulfillment of them more and more inaccessible: this was the single principle upon which Western society was based.
Michel Houellebecq
We got 16,000 wonderful vehicles. We got all the steel that we make our tanks out of. Of course, we couldn’t have done without Western aid.
Georgy Zhukov
I am against nuclear weapons, regardless of whether they are in the hands of Iran or Israel or any Western country. But obviously some states are allowed to have weapons of mass destruction while others are not.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The Western sexual revolution sucks. It has not worked well enough for women.
Naomi Wolf
I guess after Dances With Wolves they probably tried some derivative westerns, and if they didn’t work, they said the western is dead and moved on to something else.
Tom Selleck
The love of freedom has been the quality of Western man.
Robinson Jeffers
The Asian male has an interesting history as far as Western appropriation. At one point, we were completely sexless Chinamen building the railroads. Then, World War II came around, and it was like, Asian guys are coming after the white women. We became a menace for a second.
Freddie Wong
It was never the people who complained of the universality of human rights, nor did the people consider human rights as a Western or Northern imposition. It was often their leaders who did so.
Vaclav Havel
The best way to demonstrate the values of a western democracy is you put Osama bin Laden on trial; you challenge what he says.
Ken Livingstone
Your Western ideas about love are ridiculous. A woman is put on earth to please a man and a man should have many women, and a woman should only have one man.
Kelli O’Hara
Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene… All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most.
Daniel Pipes
I eventually realized that direct experience is the most valuable experience I can have. Western man is so surrounded by ideas, so bombarded with opinions, concepts, and information structures of all sorts, that it becomes difficult to experience anything without the intervening filter of these structures.
Michael Crichton
I wonder if those people shown protesting the deployment of nuclear weapons to western Europe during the Reagan era are feeling appropriately stupid today. ‘Please don’t take away our precious Soviet Union! – We demand the annihilation of all life on Earth!’
Craig Bruce
It is Christian culture that has created Western man and the Western way of life.
Christopher Dawson
And so, inevitably, one returns to the centre of Western culture, Greece, and we have never, in any sense, lost our ties with the architectural concepts that this country’s ancient civilization explored and demonstrated, nor with the political and social freedom that lay behind them.
Stephen Gardiner
The true mission of feminism today is not to carp about the woes of affluent Western career women but to turn the spotlight on life-and-death issues affecting women in the Third World, particularly in rural areas where they have little protection against exploitation and injustice.
Camille Paglia
The focus of my research is how secular movements originated in West Asian countries and subsequently changed to pan-Islamic movements. The role of Western countries in this aspect is also a part of the research.
Taslima Nasrin
I’ve made the film ‘The Good, the Bad, the Weird,’ which was an Eastern Western film. Obviously, the Western film is American and American only; there’s really no Western genre over in Asia.
Kim Jee-woon
The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.
Robert Anton Wilson
Western history has been a history of deed done, actions performed and results achieved.
Arthur Erickson
The Anglo-Americans want the balance of power in Eurasia. The only balance of power they can achieve now is the whole of Europe against Russia. The only choice for us is either to join this Western European bloc or join in with Russia.
Werner Heisenberg
Tradition has to be retaken by the liberal forces, so that they can show their values of tolerance and democracy not as novel western ideas but as ones indigenous to Pakistan, as a part of its very creation.
Steve Inskeep
I am always revolted when Islamic leaders, from Afghanistan or elsewhere, deny the very existence of female oppression, avoid the issue by pointing to examples of what they view as Western mistreatment of women, or even worse, justify the oppression of women on the basis of notions derived from Sharia law.
Khaled Hosseini
Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
Dan Rather
While listening, to things like western swing, for instance, I’d work something out in my head, then play it on my National; not the same song, but one that captured the feeling of the original tune.
Mark Knopfler
As filmmakers, the Western is a historic, cool thing to be a part of once in your life.
Ti West
Women had no clerical role anywhere in the Western world, period.
Mitch Horowitz
I’m a Western-cultured man who subscribes to the ancient saw that men do not cry, I don’t cry either. I’ll go to a movie, for example, and not infrequently something triggers the urge to weep, but I don’t allow myself.
Rod Serling
It’s great to see countries like China and India lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty by essentially copying Western ways of doing things.
Niall Ferguson
As Gandhi famously responded when asked about “Western civilization,” “I wish they had one,” the same applies to “international community”: “I wish there was one.”
Richard A. Falk
When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d / And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, / I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.
Walt Whitman
The positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships is not confined to non-Western cultures. Several of my friends – gay and straight, male and female – had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. None feel they were abused. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy.
Peter Tatchell
On my parents scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered.
Amos Oz
For where Kingman is located, the coral cover is unique in the world. I refer to it as a universe of hard corals. You are not going to find soft corals like in the western Pacific – places like Indonesia, Palau, or Fiji.
Brian Skerry
My children grew up with one Western parent. My husband doesn’t believe in raising his voice with the kids and we don’t spank. They were really raised in a half-Asian family.
Amy Chua
Well, certainly the Voynich Manuscript is the ‘limit text’ of Western occultism. No one can read it. It is truly an occult book.
Terence McKenna
Art is the Western myth, with which we both console ourselves and make ourselves.
Zadie Smith
Runners in the western world have a tendency to create psychological barriers for themselves, but Morceli runs at will, with no inhibitions.
Eamonn Coghlan
I went to art school, and every Tuesday and Friday we drew the nude. If you look at Western painting, male and female nudes are in the center of every painting. It’s difficult and exciting to draw the nude. Why get so upset about this? It’s our duty to break taboos.
Peter Greenaway
Our Western science, ever since the 17th century, has been obsessed with the notion of control, of man dominating nature. This obsession has led to disaster.
Fritjof Capra
Russia’s oil fields are mature and require capital and Western technology even to keep production flat.
Roger Altman
As for the status of Western Christianity, we are in a place where our task is to redefine the primary symbols of our faith or tradition in a more human direction. That’s the thing I spend my time doing.
John Shelby Spong
Britain won its wars on the playing fields of Eton. America developed its mettle at the muddy gaps of the Cumberlands, in the swift rapids of its rivers, on the limitless reaches of its western plains, in the silent vastness of primeval forests, and in the blizzard-ridden passes of the Rockies and Coast ranges.
Harvey Broome
In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.
Jeremiah Wright
ISIS has brought down a Russian airliner. ISIS has now attacked a western democracy in – in France. And we do have a role in this. Not solely ours, but we must work collaboratively with other nations.
Martin O’Malley
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
We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don’t forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.
Naguib Mahfouz
I have absolutely no doubt that there is an intense anti-Americanism in all Western Europe, and I think the reason for that is a very, very simple one.
Malcolm Muggeridge
The idea that modernisation makes for enhanced national power and rapid progress and helps everyone achieve greater happiness has its origins in the astonishing political, economic and military successes of western Europe in the 19th century.
Pankaj Mishra
No Western government has ever played the long-term in terms of foreign policy.
Damian Lewis
I believe in courtesy. It is the way we avoid hurting people’s feelings. She thought that maybe, just maybe, western civilization was in decline because people did not take time to take tea at four o’clock.
E. L. Konigsburg
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere; some say the poorest in the world.
Helen Fisher
You spend all this time, as a child, coming up with these fantasy stories, and here I am, sleeping in a treehouse, in the middle of Canyon de Chelly, shooting a Western. That’s a bit of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
James Badge Dale
In Africa, listening is a guiding principle. It’s a principle that’s been lost in the constant chatter of the Western world, where no one seems to have the time or even the desire to listen to anyone else.
Henning Mankell
Never underestimate the ability of political leaders to misread history on a monumental scale. The invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan have both served to hasten western decline: they have both failed to achieve their objectives and in the process demonstrated an underlying western impotence.
Martin Jacques
As you know we are facing the end of the Western Civilization by having a market based strategy, we are bringing Western Civilization to its knees by selling private insurance plans on a website where people pick and choose.
Kathleen Sebelius
Western culture is what gave us Mozart, and Da Vinci, and Wagner, and Beethoven.
Milo Yiannopoulos
As an observer, you can clearly see that Western countries are war-weary and don’t want to be pulled into new conflicts. They always proclaim their will to fight for Israel in an emergency. That’s good but what if that’s not at all true when the time comes?
Ronald Lauder
Western society has many flaws, and it is good for an educated person to have thought some of these through, even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas.
Robert B. Laughlin
I like the analogy that the way that we live in Western Society, the energy that we consume in the form of fossil fuels, is the energy equivalent in pre-fossil fuel terms of having 500 slaves.
John Lindsay
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s traditionalist-nationalist rhetoric, which blames secularism, diversity and internationalism for the weakening of Western democracies, gives voice to the grievances that American hate groups have felt for so long.
Asha Rangappa
And so in terms of territorial control, in terms of economic preeminence, the western share of the gross world product is declining as Asian societies in particular develop economically.
Samuel P. Huntington
A few melancholy birds were pipping and wailing, until the round red sun sank slowly into the western shadows; then an empty silence fell
J. R. R. Tolkien
The Government wants to give young people from every community the chance to learn about the heroism and sacrifice of our great-grandparents, which is why we are organising visits to the battlefields of the Western Front.
Michael Gove
Typically, in Westerns, people who are in a Western feel like they’re in a Western. It’s almost like they know they do all these Western things.
Ti West
The western mantra is that Israel seeks negotiations without preconditions, while the Palestinians refuse. The opposite is more accurate.
Noam Chomsky
Capitalism, gaudy and greedy, has been inherent in western aesthetics from ancient Egypt on. It is the mysticism and glamour of things , which take on a personality of their own. As an economic system, it is in the Darwinian line of Sade, not Rousseau.
Camille Paglia
So we went off and made this movie [“Jim Younger”], and I’ve gotta tell ya, it’s as much fun as I’ve ever had making a movie. It was kind of like adult summer camp. We put on this Western gear, strapped on our six-shooters, and went out and played cowboy all day! It wasn’t an easy shoot.
Keith Carradine
My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s just not December without that movie in my house.
Tom Hanks
What do I want to do? Acting wise? Well, there’s a western that I want to do. There’s a lot of producing that I want to do, projects that I have stacked up that are in my office that I’d like to get done.
Morgan Freeman
It has been estimated that one third of our Western civilization bears the mark of its Jewish ancestry.
Huston Smith
A Western would be good. I’d love to do a Western.
Richard Jenkins
In the late 1960s, Ontario Airport was a throwback to a bygone era. Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the airport served only two carriers, Western and Bonanza. Passengers could catch regional flights to San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Los Angeles, and that was about it.
Annie Jacobsen
I eternally fight internal battles about developing things that only appeal to the East Coast and the West Coast. For years I’ve been trying to do a Western, nobody’s interested in doing a Western, how can that be?
Edward Allen Bernero
I’m a fan of the western genre. When I see a character actor, I see a whole movie behind a scene before and after. There’s a whole other movie behind it.
Gore Verbinski
Soul loss is regarded as the most serious diagnosis and the single greatest cause of premature death or serious illness by the traditionals, and it’s not even mentioned in our Western medical textbooks.
Deepak Chopra
Terrorism attacks Jews, but it targets all countries and Western values. Israel is just an hors d’oeuvre.
Avigdor Lieberman
Jesus is absolutely at the centre of Western civilisation and part of my fascination with him is, why? What is it about this particular man and his story?
Simon Callow
A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
Joan Didion
. . . Americans are the best entertained and quite likely the least well-informed people in the Western world.
Neil Postman
I grew up in a very small town, but it happened to be in western Massachusetts, where there were a lot of gay people. I remember my aunt going to a gay wedding when I was 11, and I thought it was the coolest thing.
Elizabeth Banks
Legg Mason’s structure is misunderstood by the market. Legg Mason has an affiliate model. They own 100% of their affiliates, which are investment managers such as Permal, Western Asset Management, and Royce.
Nelson Peltz
There is a democratic deficit. In Latin America in particular there is real concern that democratic governments are not delivering and that is leading to experimenting with different models that are much less democratic. But even in Western Europe the deficit is a problem.
Mary Robinson
Having said that, people here [in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania] watch the TV. And they hear critics of her policies talk about how more than a million people coming here last year from various war-torn countries and also seeking economic help are going to, like, destroy the fabric of the society.
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
Henry James Sumner Maine
I’m very interested in music and where these sounds of Western music come from.
Ben Katchor
The only thing I’ve been concerned about is whether I could grow my heart thing enough to protect me from the harsh western Canadian winter.
Sean Avery
We have characters in Western television shows who are in full health with shiny hair and shiny teeth, and they go about their lives having minor problems.
Rupert Friend
Western civilization, because of fortuitous historical circumstances, has spread itself more widely than any other local group that has so far been known.
Ruth Benedict
Because we believe that somewhere in the nest of paradigms contained in the phrase “missional church” lies nothing less that the future viability of Western Christianity.
Alan Hirsch
Since I am a Japanese man who’s been building through the experience of Japanese architecture, my actual designs come from Japanese architectural concepts, although they’re based on Western methods and materials.
Tadao Ando
You are very familiar with Western ways, but you are too young. You go everywhere to follow the big news, but the questions you ask are too simple — sometimes naive.
Jiang Zemin
The Western world is having an identity crisis.
Marianne Williamson
Inspiration comes from everywhere. Western, Non-Western cultures – I’m open-minded. I love to travel. But not only for inspiration. Alas, timewise, I have a problem with that. Touring, museums, designing, babies.
Henrik Vibskov
I have been criticized for pointing out that anarchism is likely to flourish more easily, at least in the western world, and to a certain extent in eastern Europe, in those areas where there is either grim need or considerable technological development.
Murray Bookchin
My first Western was called The Magnificent Seven.
Eli Wallach
The spirit of rebellion can only exist in a society where a theoretical equality conceals great factual inequalities. The problem of rebellion, therefore, has no meaning except within our own Western society.
Albert Camus
In trying to become ‘objective,’ Western culture made ‘objects’ of things and people when it distanced itself from them, thereby losing ‘touch’ with them.
Gloria E. AnzaldГєa
Abedi appears to be one of the many thousands of Western Muslims who have embraced militant Islam, often as a way of trying to resolve the tension between their split identities.
Peter Bergen
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
I, like all artists in Western cultures, am a shaman…come in the guise of a comic…to heal perception by using…’jokes’.
Bill Hicks
Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees, Rock’d in the cradle of the western breeze.
William Cowper
It’s bound to be one hell of a steel wheelin, railroadin good time…while the western country rolls by and the smoke rises blacker than musical notes pouring out of that stoked-up-and-chuggin iron chariot.
Ketch Secor
Our [western] culture embraces sex addiction. If I drink too much or rack up credit-card debt or lose the rent in Vegas, that’s bad. But if I have many lovers, that’s good.
Susan Cheever
Western civilization presents one of the most difficult tasks for historical analysis, because it is not yet finished, because we are a part of it and lack perspective, and because it presents considerable variation from our pattern of historical change.
Carroll Quigley
Grapes are grown in such profusion in the Southern and Western States that I have seen damaged bunches thrown to the pigs. Americans find it difficult to understand how highly this fruit is prized in England.
Isabella Bird
One way in which all of us can help to combat the current wave of public indecency which threatens to undermine Western civilization is to concentrate upon and increase the solidarity of the family. This solidarity begins with a child at the mother’s breast.
Grace Kelly
People feel poorly because they are nourished by foods you wouldn’t feed to your dog and cat. The rich western diet is full of fat, sugar, cholesterol, salt, animal protein – all the wrong foods for people.
John A. McDougall
Commercialism in the Western world has got us by the scruff of the neck. It’s a technological takeover, and we can’t even see it happening because we’re too busy enjoying it.
Rhys Darby
In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties were both active and had a relation with each other which was the forerunner of the present system of local government in the Western States.
Albert Bushnell Hart
When someone talks about Western films, you probably think of those old black and white cowboy films your granddad likes. But the Western is a wonderful genre because it is usually a story of a lone hero fighting against corruption in a dangerous world.
Caroline Lawrence
To be sure, the story of Hurricane Katrina does have a moral for anyone not deliberately blind. The races are different. Blacks and whites are different. When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western Civilization-any kind of civilization-disappears.
Jared Taylor
The lady … is an anomaly to which the western nations of this planet have grown accustomed but which would require a great deal of explanation before a Martian could understand her.
Emily James Smith Putnam
I live in a province where we have the cheapest electricity in North America – indeed, in the Western world – but all of it is perfectly renewable because we have beautiful Manitoba Hydro. Every few tens of kilometers, we can put a river dam. Bingo. One gigawatt here. One gigawatt here.
Vaclav Smil
I do feel that I need to do at least one more Western – I think you need to make three Westerns to call yourself a Western director.
Quentin Tarantino
I think the way the audience takes the Indian film-star is a little different from the way the audience takes the Western star there. We are considered like demi-gods here, and the reason is not because we are better or good, but because there is no other mode of entertainment in India.
Shah Rukh Khan
In the USA, we learn “art history” as Western art history, and the history of Asian, or African art is a special case; we learn politics by examining our own government system, and consider other systems special cases, and the same is true of philosophy.
Jay L. Garfield
Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
Octavio Paz
In Western Civilization, our elders are books.
Gary Snyder
The things I believed in dont exist any more. It’s foolish to pretend that they do. Western Civilization finally went up in smoke in the chimneys at Dachau but I was too infatuated to see it. I see it now.
Cormac McCarthy
A Western upbringing tends to stress questioning authority, which is always asking why, why, why.
Amy Chua
Yes, the Bible should be taught in our schools because it is necessary to understand the Bible if we are to truly understand our own culture and how it came to be. The Bible has influenced every part of western culture from our art, music, and history, to our sense of fairness, charity, and business.
Joel Osteen
The immiseration of the majority is an integral part of the Free World package for the Third World, the unsavory aspects of the package – the terror, the direct spoilation of people and resources, and western complicity – must be rationalized and, as far as possible, kept under the rug.
Edward S. Herman
The Western man declares that in order to be beautiful, a woman must look 14 years old. If she dares to look 50, or worse, 60, she is beyond the pale. By putting the spotlight on the female child and framing her as the ideal of beauty, he condemns the mature woman to invisibility.
Fatema Mernissi
Science is the tool of the Western mind and with it more doors can be opened than with bare hands.
Carl Jung
In Western capitalism circa 2013, fear that the market economy has become dysfunctional is not limited to a few entrepreneurs in Boulder. It is being publicly expressed, with increasing frequency, by some of the people who occupy the commanding heights of the global economy.
Chrystia Freeland
I would love to do a Western again if Westerns came back into fashion.
Bruce Boxleitner
Especially for this film [ 47 ronin] there’s a nice mixture between western and eastern. So Ronin wearing the boots, like Western style. It’s a nice mixture.
Hiroyuki Sanada
Many characters in the novel are representative of types that exist in India. He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority, the caste system in India and the people thinking that western things are better.
Anita Desai
The Russians are using the tools at their disposal to weaken Western solidarity, to create doubt, to support nationalist parties, just as the old Soviets supported leftist parties. We need a united Western response to this multi-pronged threat.
Daniel Fried
China is attempting the death-defying feat, which no one has attempted in the history of the world, which is to move a billion people out of poverty. When I speak to Chinese policy-makers, the thing that annoys them the most about Western policy-makers is that they’re not given any credit for anything.
Dambisa Moyo
It seems to me that in the western world, culture has something to do with appearance. A person that’s out creating good stuff has got to appreciate someone when they take the time to have an appearance that goes with what they’re doing.
Ornette Coleman
There is no difference between Western media and Nazi propaganda.
Evgeni Kostitsyn
In the United States, and to only slightly lesser degree in all the other rich and economically progressive Western countries, public debate has at all times been dominated by the adherents of a “free” economy.
Gunnar Myrdal
When I was 13, I worked for Western Union. When the telegrams came in, I would glue them on the paper and deliver them on my bicycle.
Francis Ford Coppola
The UDHR has become an iconic document over the course of more than six decades, the starting point for discussions of whether or not the rights as set forth are truly universal or slanted to reflect the hegemony of Western values, especially those associated with liberal individualism.
Richard A. Falk
I think ‘The Walking Dead’ is very interestingly paced. It’s slow, almost like an old Western. It’s also very stylised – visually, I think it’s very pretty. It’s more of a psychological drama than anything else.
Tania Raymonde
That text is known to them that have the patience to read it, possibly one one-hundredth of one percent of the denizens. They forget it, all save a few Western states. I think somebody in Dakota once read it. The Constitution.
Ezra Pound
The entire western Siberian sub-Arctic region is melting, and it has all happened in the last three or four years.
Joseph J. Romm
We’ll surely stop the work of all western Christian and eastern religions, and also Islam.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky
Today, when we live in a what is called Western democracy here… you’re not taken seriously all the time. You can write what you want because nobody cares about it. But at that time, they cared very much about what you wrote, so that’s an entirely different feeling.
Stefan Heym
Chinese learning is an internal learning, but Western learning is an external one; Chinese learning is for the cultivation of oneself, just as Western learning is for the handling of worldly affairs.
Zhang Zhidong
The other are the strategic, so-called strategic stocks that the United States and the other Western industrial countries have, which could put in as much as four million barrels a day of oil into the market pretty quickly.
Daniel Yergin
Over the years, Western governments have been criticized for working with foreign police who have proved abusive or corrupt.
Samantha Power
The western is a universal frame within which it’s possible to comment on today.
Sam Peckinpah
In the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrong doing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power.
Theodore Roosevelt
Literature – Eastern and Western – abounds with stories, myths, legends about the search for youth, for eternal life.
F. Sionil Jose
The concept of physical beauty as a virtue is one of the dumbest, most pernicious and destructive ideas of the Western world, and we should have nothing to do with it.
Toni Morrison
I remember the first script I wrote after ‘Swingers’ was a Western, and I just couldn’t get it made.
Jon Favreau
The summer dawn’s reflected hue To purple changed Lock Katrine blue, Mildly and soft the western breeze Just kiss’d the lake, just stirr’d the trees, And the pleased lake, like maiden coy, Trembled but dimpled not for joy.
Walter Scott
I mean, Iceland is Iceland. It can’t do damage to anybody unless you’re Icelandic. But the United States can drag down the entire western economy. And I think what we are seeing is simply a reflection of reality. This is not, I’m sorry, but this is not a AAA nation.
Mark Steyn
If some Western politician claims he is in a position to use the normal Western methods to feed and clothe 1.2 billion Chinese, we would be happily prepared to elect him president of China.
Li Peng
The United States is considered a puritanical society by many Western nations. For example, they can’t believe we hassle public servants like General David Petraeus because he had a mistress. In France, if a powerful man doesn’t have a mistress, he’s considered a wimp.
Bill O’Reilly
Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere.
Charles Rangel
The kind of pace that you want to use in a Western – just to acknowledge the land in the distance that everyone has to travel, and the way things develop sort of slowly – it’s almost the antithetical of what’s currently going on in the movies, you know.
Lawrence Kasdan
I was raised on a family farm in western Minnesota. So I didn’t have the background to prepare me for this business life.
Glen Taylor
There are different kinds of justice. Retributive justice is largely Western. The African understanding is far more restorative – not so much to punish as to redress or restore a balance that has been knocked askew.
Desmond Tutu
In a sense, a cyborg has no origin story in the Western sense – a ‘final’ irony since the cyborg is also the awful apocalyptic telos of the ‘West’s’ escalating dominations of abstract individuation, an ultimate self untied at last from all dependency, a man in space.
Donna J. Haraway
If western culture is shown to be rich, it is because, even before the Enlightenment, it has tried to ‘dissolve’ harmful simplifications through inquiry and the critical mind.
Umberto Eco
Still – and for all Obama’s heavy hinting to the contrary – Islam has no “human rights.” The ideas of individual rights and the dignity of man are distinctly Western, an outgrowth of the Enlightenment. And while dialogue is dignified; dhimmitude is not, even if it achieves a desired, if temporary, effect.
Ilana Mercer
Well documented, the relationship of literature to myth in the Western world has undergone much change over the millennia, as first the age of gods fell away before the notion of a single god, and then, for many people, that single god slipped away, too.
Kate Bernheimer
The Saudi, Arabian ruling class, for example, have rights because they are performing a service for Western power, ensuring that oil profits go to the West and not to the regional population. The local gendarmes like Israel, Turkey and so on have rights, at least in their ruling groups. Others do not.
Noam Chomsky
All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
Tennessee Williams
I see myself today as Sitting Bull trying to bring a voice of Easternism, holism, community-based thinking to a very Western culture.
Joel Salatin
Stagecoach is really my first Western-Western, the whole horses and gunplay. It was really fun. We shot it fast, too. We got lucky with the weather. If it rained, I don’t know if we would have been able to finish it. We had like 12 shooting days for the whole thing.
Judd Nelson
Both sides are divided and Western countries collaborate with Muslim countries and vice versa.
Samuel P. Huntington
My brother had a house in Paris. To it came many Western classical musicians. These musicians all made the same point: ‘Indian music,’ they said, ‘is beautiful when we hear it with the dancers. On its own, it is repetitious and monotonous.’
Ravi Shankar
Japan today has become acquainted with the Western civilization of the rule of Might, but retains the characteristics of the Oriental civilization of the rule of Right. Now the question remains whether Japan will be the hawk of the Western civilization of the rule of Might, or the tower of strength of the Orient.
Sun Yat-sen
We still insist, by and large, in thinking that we can understand China by simply drawing on Western experience, looking at it through Western eyes, using Western concepts. If you want to know why we unerringly seem to get China wrong… this is the reason.
Martin Jacques
The largest source of greenhouse gases in the coming decades will not be the US, Western Europe and Japan, but the developing economies of East Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The coming eruption of carbon emissions from the poor world will dwarf any reductions in the North.
Ross Gelbspan
The freedom enjoyed in Western society under the rule of law and constitutional government explains both the quality of its civilization and its wealth.
Paul Johnson
I really want to do a western film. It’s one of my favorite movie genres of all time.
Denis Leary
[Barack Obama] believes climate change is a bigger threat to our country than these barbaric Islamic terrorists that have as their organizing principle the destruction of Western civilization.
Jeb Bush
I myself saw the great works of Western civilization for the first time in my high school in Lithuania in bad black-and-white reproductions on miserable paper. That was, for many years, what art was for me. But from those miserable black-and-white reproductions, I got something, something unmistakable.
Jonas Mekas
I think forgiveness plays a very important part in Western society and it comes from the Judeo Christian heritage.
Ibn Warraq
It is inevitable that, in the process of teaching an Asian religion in a Western country, many of the teachings will seem strange or unusual – in the same way that Christianity and Judaism may seem strange and unusual to people from the Far East.
Frederick Lenz
Surrender is forbidden. Sixth Army will hold their positions to the last man and the last round and by their heroic endurance will make an unforgettable contribution toward the establishment of a defensive front and the salvation of the Western world.
Adolf Hitler
Each climber loses one finger or toe once in a while. This is a small but important reason for Polish climbers success. Western climbers haven’t lost as many fingers or toes.
Wanda Rutkiewicz
In this Western world that we have, culture risks being [only] a form of entertainment.
Shirin Neshat
Even though Chinese society was really closed, there were two windows for me to explore the world. One was from my mother and grandmother, the unseen and invisible world. Another window was brought from my father’s side, those classic and Western books.
Cai Guo-Qiang
Because normally with Western cuisine, you’ll serve vegetables separate from the meat, so kids will eat the meat and never touch the vegetables.
Martin Yan
Western clothes are our everyday wardrobe. But I do not think that it makes much of a difference anymore whether you are Japanese or American or European.
Junya Watanabe
I think there have been more movies in the Western genre than any other. I grew up watching those movies.
Tom Selleck
The divides are not Islam and western society, the divide is between people who have different values. We must promote connections between people who want to contribute to human values. People who share that commitment can collaborate across cultural divides.
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im
I want to tell them (western countries) just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
Abu Bakar Bashir
To work with Kaz on this kind of project is a fascinating process…He seems to be Dogen himself when offering the translations that we Western collaborators then refine with him.
Joan Halifax
Anything that is western origin, first you verify it, then accept it. Anything that is Indian origin, first accept it, then verify it if necessary.
Swami Vivekananda
A crowned queen was never treated with more reverence than I was by those whole-souled western boys…And for seventeen long years I was just their little sister, sharing both their news of joy and sorrow from home.
Annie Oakley
How many murders are committed in Gauteng, or in the Western Cape, in a month? A week? A day? An hour? But of course we are not allowed to know for sure. In close and direct imitation of his apartheid models, Selebi ensures that no statistics about crime may be published regularly in the press.
Thabo Mbeki
I like the Western genre, I think it’s uniquely American.
Keith Carradine
Western music is Bach, Handel and Schubert. It’s good music, cleverly done. As a musician, I can see that.
Fela Kuti
Thailand was never a European colony, so even though the city is very Western on the surface, deep down it’s very Asian. It’s quite enigmatic, and I like that. I can’t get to the bottom of Bangkok, and I never will.
Lawrence Osborne
Information and inspiration are everywhere… history, art, architecture, everything an illustrator needs. Europe is, after all, the land that has generated most of the enduring myths and legends of Western culture.
John Howe
This is going to be a difficult few hundred years. No matter what we do, we have to give up some of the advantages of the wealthy Western nations and help out people who are less fortunate. That is the key. I think we can do it if we have more compassion for one another.
Walter Munk
I do have two wonderful awards from the Western Writers of America, one for ‘Beardance’ and the other for ‘Far North.’ The award is called the Spur, and the plaques really do have spurs on them!
Will Hobbs
Trance had become a dirty word. Thanks to Ian Van Dahl, Lasgo, Flip ‘N’ Fill and DJ Sammy, a generation of kids has grown up thinking trance is the shittiest music since country and western.
Paul van Dyk
I’d like to see the University of Western Australia and the other four or five universities in Western Australia really excel through having some of the greatest minds in the world attracted to it.
Andrew Forrest
Western civilization was declining too fast for comfort, but too slowly to be very exciting.
Tom Robbins
For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.
Noam Chomsky
Western record companies haven’t always dealt with African musicians in the best way. Giving them a lot of money and telling them they’re going to be bigger than Phil Collins is the wrong way to do it!
Youssou N’Dour
We’re the only western country that doesn’t have a national health care ID.
Neal Patterson
The American army between world wars after World War I had virtually disintegrated. It was a very small force, given largely to practicing cavalry charges on western outposts.
Rick Atkinson
The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.
Thomas Carlyle
We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television.
Richard O’Brien
I love researching, whether it’s old Western documentaries or old Western country singers or John Ford Westerns, which are heavily influenced by family values, which so many of these country songs are related to.
Clifton Collins, Jr.
Our Government is pleased to invest in increasing export market access for the western Canadian lamb industry. By further strengthening this industry, we are helping producers create economic growth and long-term prosperity.
Michelle Rempel
The big risk to British lives in 2013 is in Afghanistan. Our troops, diplomats and aid workers have made a big contribution there. But while there is an end date for Western engagement, 2014, there isn’t a proper end game.
David Miliband
The western mind makes definitions; it draws lines.
Camille Paglia
The post-war loss of Churchill may have damaged the Western world with the same impact as the post-civil war world was damaged by the loss of Lincoln.
Warren Adler
Historians don’t really like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low.
Aldrich Ames
On the future of the U.S., or of Western civilization in general, I tend to be quite pessimistic. I would say that today I see most of the symptoms of societies on the brink of collapse, not just in the U.S., but in the tightly interconnected societies of Western civilization – now essentially world civilization.
Arthur Demarest
No kid graduating in a political science class in Canada should not understand what’s happened to income inequality since the 1970s, period. And then, what do we do about it? It’s the biggest problem out there, in all western liberal societies.
Michael Ignatieff
When I was in second grade, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment in western North Carolina, two miles down the road from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth.
Patricia Cornwell
I’m just trying to unite the western crowd and the bluegrass crowd a little more. … I get to do that again on my new album, Tall Grass and Cool Water…. This is the first time I’ve had every song on an album be a Bluegrass and Cowboy Song at the same time.
Michael Martin Murphey
Seriously, ‘Honey Boo Boo’ is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn’t mean it’s good.
Adam Levine
My writer and I sat down and wrote a huge list of names of women to consider. It was really important to us to have a broad range of women from across generations and cultures. We didn’t want to make it Western-focused, we wanted to make sure it was international and that it had an intersectional lens.
Anita Sarkeesian
I am a genre lover – everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.
Quentin Tarantino
The neutron warhead is a defensive weapon designed to offset the great superiority that the Soviet Union has on the western front against the NATO nations.
Ronald Reagan
Modern language must be older than the cave paintings and cave engravings and cave sculptures and dance steps in the soft clay in the caves in Western Europe, in the Aurignacian Period some 35,000 years ago, or earlier. I can’t believe they did all those things and didn’t also have a modern language.
Murray Gell-Mann
The idea of the universe as an interconnected whole is not new; for millennia it’s been one of the core assumptions of Eastern philosophies. What is new is that Western science is slowly beginning to realize that some elements of that ancient lore might be correct.
Dean Radin
There’s this long history of colonialism and the colonial gaze when applied to matters related to China. So a lot of conceptions about China in literary representations in the West are things you can’t even fight against because they’ve been there so long that they’ve become part of the Western imagination of China.
Ken Liu
The story of dance in the Western world is as much an alternative vision of the events of history as is the folk history told for generations by primal people.
Jamake Highwater
The last western society to worship female powers was Minoan Crete. And significantly, that fell and did not rise again.
Camille Paglia
“What’s that?” the Unbeliever asked.
“Wisdom from the Western Taoist,” I said.
“It sounds like something from Winnie-the-Pooh,” he said.
“It is,” I said.
“That’s not about Taoism,” he said.
“Oh, yes it is,” I said.
Benjamin Hoff
We began to temper Western democracy with what I’d call a social contract. We put in Social Security, graduated income tax, workers’ compensation. We developed strong unions to negotiate with business owners so workers got an equitable share of the profits.
John Shelby Spong
Independent cinema is more thoughtful, delicate. While Western blockbusters can have their own kind of delicateness, it’s not delicate enough. You have to be ready to compromise to enter that field. I will do so only if it’s worth it.
Golshifteh Farahani
The hero of the book does long to experience God. But his conception of God is very western.
Orhan Pamuk
A Western writer came up to me and said, how come nobody at this demonstration spoke of German unity? I told him, because it isn’t on the agenda. People were interested in having another, better GDR, another, better socialism.
Stefan Heym
The Western governments will be encouraged and persuaded to deal with the real representatives and listen to the real voice of the Kurdish people.
Jalal Talabani
It must first be reiterated that with extraordinary few exceptions no educated person in the history of Western Civilization from the third century B.C. onward believed that the earth was flat
Jeffrey Burton Russell
My grandmother was a huge western fan. She’d have me watch with her. ‘Shane,’ ‘Bonanza,’ ‘Duel in the Sun,’ I saw them all with her. I used to watch them until the TV turned to snow.
Antoine Fuqua
There is a paradox at the heart of our lives. Most people want more income and strive for it. Yet as Western societies have got richer, their people have become no happier.
Richard Layard, Baron Layard
The Western musical canon came about not merely by accumulation, but by opposition and subversion, both to the ruling powers on whom composers depended for their livelihoods and to other musics.
Brian Ferneyhough
The big lamas coming from Tibet, Ladakh, India – everywhere – have been very friendly. But I don’t figure in their world. For one thing, being Western puts you outside the limits. A token female doesn’t hurt – there’s only one.
Tenzin Palmo
In a traditional Western there’s always the bravado, and it’s almost like they’re winking that they know they’re in a Western – “Look how good I can spin my gun.” In real life, when the bad guy kills somebody, or they’re bad guy friend gets killed, they’re upset, too, which is not typical in Westerns.
Ti West
Christianity was an epidemic rather than a religion. It appealed to fear, hysteria and ignorance. It spread across the Western world, not because it was true, but because humans are gullible and superstitious.
Colin Wilson
One cannot fail to observe a crushing irony: the gospel of relativistic tolerance is perhaps the most “evangelistic” movement in Western culture at the moment, demanding assent and brooking no rivals.
D. A. Carson
Rebels in Darfur have learned the value of mobilizing western human rights groups to prolong wars, and this lesson is working gloriously for them.
Stephen Kinzer
There is a Western world. There is America. There is Great Britain and Germany and France and Russia and China and other nations. I doubt that there is one country amongst those I mentioned which has a desire to see Iran, with its fundamentalist, Islamic, extremist government, possessing nuclear weapons.
Ehud Olmert
I realize that I’ve had a very idyllic vision of what spirituality looks like. Honestly, most of Western culture has an idyllic and simplified idea of what enlightenment entails.
Alexander Weinstein
Historically, grizzlies ranged from Alaska to Mexico, with at least 50,000 bears living in the western half of the contiguous United States. With European colonization, the bears were shot, poisoned, and trapped to the brink of extinction.
Lydia Millet
I pastor a very large church in western Australia. We have about – over 2,000 people, which we have a Bible school, community services, a lot of things linked with it. So my life’s very full today. Not enough days in the week.
Margaret Court
I regard Heart-Master Adi Da as one of the greatest teachers in the Western world today.
Irina Tweedie
I’ve wanted to see beyond the Western, mechanical view of the world and see what else might appear when the lens was changed
Margaret J. Wheatley
The Chinese model calls for giving your kids very little choice – and I’ve come to see that you can go too far with that. On the other hand, I also believe that Western parents sometimes give their young kids too much choice.
Amy Chua
The history of colonialism is long and bloody. And it continues today, in the shape of Western arrogance vis-Г -vis everyone else. “Us against the rest of the world” is the formula that drives the West.
Abdul Sattar Abu Risha
I have a theory that among the large Western companies (mostly American) the higher an executive is promoted, the more wisdom is lost and by the time he or she reaches the top becomes a complete idiot. Certainly they do not deserve the outrageous salary.
Masaaki Imai
Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask; by whom has it been elected and to whom is it responsible?
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
If you begin acting contrary to the public’s interest, and there is no alternative governmental model, with which you’re willing to engage, we, the people, will have to put forth our own extra governmental models and methods of trying to restore the balance of liberty to the liberal tradition of Western society.
Edward Snowden
‘The Grace of Kings’ draws on Western traditions as much as it does on Chinese traditions, though the bones of the story are drawn from the Chu-Han Contention period before the Han Dynasty.
Ken Liu
If there is one country and its people that have contributed most to western civilisation’s man-made world continuously for the last 2000 years, it must surely be Italy.
Harry Seidler
What the historian Elie Kedourie called “the Chatham House Version” – that toxic amalgam of smugness, moral relativism, and cherished feelings of guilt about the achievements of Western civilization – everywhere nurtured the catechism of established opinion.
Roger Kimball
Making a martial arts film in English to me is the same as John Wayne speaking Chinese in a western.
Ang Lee
Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business, probably everything in all the United States or in all of western civilization, is about competition.
T Bone Burnett
I don’t think it’s a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don’t know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical.
Daniel H. Pink
Studies of immigration show that this resistance to heart disease is not just something in African or Chinese genes. When people move from low-risk to high-risk areas, disease rates skyrocket as they adopt Western diets and lifestyles.
Michael Greger
The abundance of cheap food with low nutritional value in the Western diet has wreaked havoc on our health; in America, one third of children and two thirds of adults are overweight or obese and are more likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Ellen Gustafson
I never miss a good chance to shut up
James Patterson
In North America and Western Europe, ten percent of the population of the world consumes fifty percent of its energy.
Yehuda Levi
There is such a rich sporting culture in Western Sydney, one that nurtured my sporting aspirations. Having Penrith Whitewater Stadium right at my doorstep was such an amazing advantage. It was a springboard to my success as an athlete, and I feel really fortunate to have grown up in this part of the world.
Jessica Fox
When you think after 25 years of Mao, Chinese people had no idea about western music or even western culture. They had no idea about James Dean or the Beatles or Charlie Chaplin, modern music or modern cinema.
Jean-Michel Jarre
There is usually an ‘X factor’ that is hard to define. For HTC, I think it is our culture. We embrace the best of our Eastern roots and combine it with the best of the Western cultures where we have leadership and offices. It makes the culture colorful as well as energetic and creative.
Cher Wang
Everyone has a first love, and mine was the western. When I was a child and dreamed of the movies, it was always as a cowboy on a white horse.
Franco Nero
Indian cinema gives you everything that western cinema doesn’t. It’s maseladar and spicy. If you like Indian food, I think you’ll love Indian movies.
Shahid Kapoor
For the grand and inescapable tradition of western literary classics confronts us with fundamental choices over our understanding of words, reading and art, as well as citizenship, civilization, faith, and the whole notion of the true, the good, and the faithful.
Os Guinness
NATO was constructed on the – with the reason, whether one believes it or not, that it was going to defend Western Europe from Russian assault. Once the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union was beginning to collapse, that reason was gone. So, first question: why does NATO exist?
Noam Chomsky
Country and western is the music of the devil. That’s the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldn’t handle it.
Rick Wakeman
Basically, I want to spend my time in retreat, but to my own amazement, I agreed to help with a project to start a training center for nuns. I agreed because I think it’s really very important for the Western Sangha. I don’t know how I’m going to help, but it’s important.
Tenzin Palmo
What Western society teaches us is that if you get enough money, power, and beautiful people to have sex with, that’s going to bring you happiness. That’s what every commercial, every magazine, music, movie teaches us. That’s a fallacy.
Adam Yauch
I always felt so much more comfortable in the Western. The minute I got a horse and a hat and a pair of boots on, I felt easier. I didn’t feel like I was an actor anymore. I felt like I was the guy out there doing it.
Joel McCrea
One of the interesting things about “outsidership” is that underneath it there’s a longing to belong. I just wish the thing I refused to belong to – the species, Western capital culture – was a little more respectable. My one true relaxation is my flotation tank, in which I can either meditate or just drift off.
George Carlin
Western business people often don’t get the importance of establishing human relationships.
Daniel Goleman
There’s a wonderful cartoon of Reagan in a Western hat and he’s saying, “A pregnant woman in every home, a gun in every holster. Make America a man again.” That sums up his attitudes: pro-military, anti-equality, pro-rich, anti-poor.
Gloria Steinem
Of course, western is my native music.
Ken Curtis
If you do a Western that’s funny, there’s no way people don’t call it a spoof or a parody, even though it may not be.
Adam McKay
Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them.
Arthur Erickson
The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny.
Bob Schaffer
I count myself a a rationalist and a skeptic with a very conscious awareness of my indebtedness to Western Christian civilization, and I am a fairly passionate defender of it.
John Rhys-Davies
After two terms as California’s Governator, Schwarzenegger slipped comfortably back into pictures with ‘The Last Stand,’ a modern Western, then crammed into the wide screen, as if it were a service elevator, with fellow ’80s muscle car Sylvester Stallone in ‘Escape Plan.’
Richard Corliss
I think that the Western went away for a while because part of its function was that it used to be America’s action film.
Paul Dano
American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It was a holocaust. My ancestors are slaves. Stolen from Africa. I will honor them.
Spike Lee
But there is a more virulent strain at the root of Western Lysenkoism today. Scientists, like Holdren and Michael Mann, can be leftist ideologues as well, posing to manipulate and mislead for the good of the cause. Bottom line: green is the new red. That is why Obama at root is so committed to it.
Peter Ferrara
I spent my first two years at a small all-male college in Virginia called Hampden-Sydney. That was like going to college 120 years ago. The languages, a year of rhetoric, all of the great books, Western Man courses, stuff like that.
Stephen Colbert
Get Carter is a classic, but it did nothing in the United States. It came out on a double bill with a Frank Sinatra western.
William Monahan
I think the only music I didn’t listen to was country and western, and that holds to this day.
David Bowie
In stark contrast with the views of the Greek philosophers and with those of the rest of western intellectuals to the present day, Chinese Taoist thought always defended individual liberty and laissez-faire while attacking the systematic and coercive use of violence typical of government.
Jesus Huerta de Soto
One of the popular views in the liberal circles of the West is that we are actually ‘all victims of capitalism’. I disagree. This savage global capitalism is only one of the most terrible bi-products of the dominant Western culture of racism, greed, brutality and unbridled desire to control the world.
Andre Vltchek
The Constitution simply does not authorize the federal government to own any of this land.
Andrew Napolitano
Whoever desires to live among men has to obey their laws this is what the secular morality of Western civilization comes down to. … Rationality in the form of such obedience swallows up everything, even the freedom to think.
Max Horkheimer
Western Costume, and the old Universal wardrobe that is huge and they’re getting rid of so much of it now, which is sad.
Sally Field
Richard exhaled. It was like somebody sprinkling pepper on his wound: Thousands of Biafrans were dead, and this man wanted to know if there was anything new about one dead white man. Richard would write about this, the rule of Western journalism: One hundred dead black people equal to one dead white person.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction.
Samuel P. Huntington
[David Milch] had say, “You have to understand that our history of western movies, what we’ve been doing in westerns since the movies began to talk, you had audiences that would be offended by certain things, and there was a cleaning-up of the way people spoke.”
Keith Carradine
Blood Riders is a novel like you’ve never read before – part Western and part horror and one-hundred percent sweet excitement. It’s vivid and high-velocity, too. I couldn’t put it down.
T. Jefferson Parker
Western people often see obscenity where there is only symbolism.
Sir John Woodroffe
A tidal wave of support for medicinal marijuana has begun in the western United States; the future of many federal officials depends, in large part, on whether they ride that wave into the future or, standing in the way, are rendered irrelevant by the voters.
John Vasconcellos
It’s very hard to find artists in the history of western art who don’t make portraiture ideological in some way.
Hilton Als
I was paid to read Western economic texts. In a way, the regime paid for their own undermining.
Vaclav Klaus
I had the feeling that focusing on objects and telling a story through them would make my protagonists different from those in Western novels – more real, more quintessentially of Istanbul.
Orhan Pamuk
The western mind, because of it’s unique history, is the most sensitive mind to the impact of psychedelics.
Terence McKenna
Just received western union tellagram via carrier pigieon from mexican cousin Juan, Apparently he just got hired by wwe…And would like me to watch his first match tonight in salisbury md, I’ll be there.
John Cena
Western ghosts are evil, but Korean ghosts are about making peace. That is part of our Korean psyche.
Min-sik Choi
[The Dalai Lama ] says Western traditions can teach Tibetans a lot about social action, and he thinks some Christians are very good at that.
Pico Iyer
I refuse to accept that Western civilization is like some hopeless old version of Microsoft DOS, doomed to freeze, then crash. I still cling to the hope that the United States is the Mac to Europe’s PC, and that if one part of the West can successfully update and reboot itself, it’s America.
Niall Ferguson
Western civilization has not yet learned the lesson that the energy we expend in ‘getting things done’ is less important than the moral strength it takes to decide what is worth doing and what is right to do.
Sydney J. Harris
I would say both Western psychology and Eastern paths would recognize that we get caught up in feeling like a separate self and an unworthy self.
Tara Brach
No one can compare us to the apartheid regime. It’s not like in South Africa between the blacks and the whites who belong to the same nation, or in Berlin where you find parents living on the eastern side and their children in the western side.
Silvan Shalom
Since I was a baby my goal was to be on TV because film was just impossible – you never got any Asian women in Western cinema. I grew up wanting to be in ‘East-Enders’ because film wasn’t even a dream. The community were very much like, ‘How can you want to act? It’s such a low-class profession.
Archie Panjabi
If you look at how people use the term ‘western,’ you can only conclude that it means a movie that has big hats and horses. And if you really want to sound like you’ve been thinking, then you’ll use a term like ‘genre.’ But all the hell it seems to mean is big hats and horses. Which is not all that deeply analytical.
Tommy Lee Jones
Japan is not a Western democracy. The Japanese have kept their traditions, culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.
Natan Sharansky
My autobiography is one of the truest, most frankly written books ever published in the western hemisphere.
Kola Boof
To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Much of the Western world emphasizes rationality and reason, but overlooks or ignores the enormous value of intuition and instinctive wisdom.
Shakti Gawain
(on A History of Western Philosophy) I was sometimes accused by reviewers of writing not a true history but a biased account of the events that I arbitrarily chose to write of. But to my mind, a man without a bias cannot write interesting history – if, indeed, such man exists.
Bertrand Russell
I have a lot of problems with Western European easel painting.
Kehinde Wiley
In our house we say ‘adolescence’ is a western word. We don’t believe in it.
Mira Nair
School-leavers unfortunately will come away thinking the First World War consisted simply of ‘going over the top’ on the Western Front to slaughter in no-man’s-land, when the conflict extended so much further, to the collapse of four empires and numerous civil wars.
Antony Beevor
My mother’s a singer and my mother’s father is a singer, and everyone on both sides are all country-western bluegrass musicians.
Brandi Carlile
We think that maybe feminism isn’t appropriate anymore, since Western women have really made enormous strides. But check out the rest of the world if you’d like to not be able to sleep tonight.
Elizabeth Lesser
The Romans had chosen Pergamon to be the capital of their new province. But by 88 B.C., most of western Asia was allied with King Mithradates, who had taken over the royal palace in Pergamon for his own headquarters.
Adrienne Mayor
There’s a style to doing period pieces, and you can’t do a Western without understanding ‘My Darling Clementine.’
Mary Steenburgen
No more astounding relic of the subjection of women survives in western civilization than the status of the prostitute…. In connection with what other illegal vice is the seller alone penalized, and not the buyer?
Crystal Eastman
I think our Western society is very much about, ‘Tuck your head in; make sure you’re safe. Don’t rock the boat.’
Cate Blanchett
The Western is as American as a film can get – there’s the discovery of a frontier, the element of a showdown, revenge, and determining the best gunman. There’s a certain masculinity to the Western that really appealed to me, and I’ve always wanted to do a Western in Hollywood.
Kim Jee-woon
Canada has become trouble recently … It’s always the worst Americans who go there … We could have taken them over so easy. But I only want the western part, with the ski areas, the cowboys, and the right wingers. They’re the only good parts of Canada.
Ann Coulter
Come with me to the Winged Isle- Northern father’s Western child Where the Dance of Ages is playing still through far marches of Acres Wild.
Ian Anderson
The eastern part of the Roman Empire spoke mostly Greek, and the western parts spoke mostly Latin. So very soon, you begin getting different emphases between the Eastern church and the Western church.
Justo L. Gonzalez
Some Western demographers have posited, due to the female shortage created by the one-child policy, that China will be forced to field a vast force – as in tens of millions strong – of wifeless men who’ll gladly wage wars around the planet to burn off all those unrequited hormones.
Thomas P.M. Barnett
This is a strange pocket of the western world where it is still deemed utterly acceptable to take smart, successful women and reduce them to beauty pageant contestants.
Hadley Freeman
The extremes to which Western elites will go to avoid blaming radical Islam for terrorism cripples our efforts to protect innocent Muslims. Terrified of offending butchers, we insist that we’re the bigots, not them. We make excuses for monsters.
Ralph Peters
For many Washington liberals, terrorism was not the instrument of political fanatics and evil men, but was the product of social conditions – poverty, racism and oppression – for which the Western democracies, including Israel were always ultimately to blame.
David Horowitz
On my parents’ scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered.
Amos Oz
This, I believe, is the great Western truth: that each of us is a completely unique creature and that, if we are ever to give any gift to the world, it will have to come out of our own experience and fulfillment of our own potentialities, not someone else’s.
Joseph Campbell
The great achievement of Western culture since the Enlightenment is to make many of us peer over the wall and grant some respect to people outside it; the great failure of Western Culture is to deny that walls are inevitable or important.
James Q. Wilson
I’ve always taken that as my guiding principle and the rest is just set dressing. You can have dragons in it, or aliens and starships, or a western about a gunslinger, or even literary fiction, and ultimately you’re still writing about the human heart in conflict with itself.
George R. R. Martin
The biblical writers assumed many things about reality that modern, Western people do not assume because we’ve been conditioned by our cultures to assume otherwise.
Roger E. Olson
In a lot of Western science fiction, you need some form of conflict, whether it’s aliens or robots. I think in Western culture, being more suspicious of science, and hubris, you’ll see a lot of fear of creating something that goes out of control.
Cynthia Breazeal
For a really relaxing time, you want to go to a place where the work ethic hasn’t taken hold, where the culture hasn’t been taken over by the western values of constant striving.
Tom Hodgkinson
The emigrant’s way o’er the western desert is mark’d by
Camp-fires long consum’d and bones that bleach in the sunshine.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I love feminine soft shades for summers – I like pastels and bright hues, too. I like summer dresses and tank tops; I think they never go out of style. As much as I’m happy with Western wear for red carpet and social dos, I also like Indian ethnic wear for special occasions.
Yami Gautam
The maddening thing for someone with a Western scientific turn of mind is that it’s not what’s in your pack that separates the quick from the dead. It’s not even what’s in your mind. Corny as it sounds, it’s what’s in your heart.
Laurence Gonzales
I think my love of truth and honesty forces me to notice that the liberal intelligentsia of Western countries is betraying itself where Islam is concerned.
Richard Dawkins
It is time to end the western policy of malign neglect. It is in the interest of the whole world to help tackle the actual grievances in Palestine, Kashmir, and in central and southern Iraq, and to help the region out of its economic backwardness.
James Buchan
Well, I think he’s right to notice that there is a difference in attitudes and even in the broadest sense of world view between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. Which is old and which is new is an interesting question, and I almost think that maybe he’s got it backwards.
Robert Kagan
Christian Zionism has become the most powerful and destructive force at work in America today. Influential in shaping Western foreign policy on the Middle East, they are not only inciting hatred between Jews and Muslims but are also the greatest roadblock to lasting peace in the Middle East.
Stephen Sizer
Each time you admire the façade of the New York Public Library, you are paying homage to Western civilization.
Ibn Warraq
The Corona Extra brand was launched in Austin, Texas. From Austin, where it was exclusively for three or four months, it became more widely available in that state and in others, primarily in the southwest and western United States.
Carlos Alvarez
American literature has never been content to be just one among the many literatures of the Western World. It has always aspired to be the literature not only of a new continent but of a New World.
Christopher Dawson
The legacy of Greece to Western philosophy is Western philosophy.
Bertrand Russell
It has been true in Western societies and it seems to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic systems apart from capitalism, or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term.
Peter L. Berger
I think Buddhism should open the door of psychology and healing to penetrate more easily into the Western world.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Every time I go to Africa, I see the future. I see what the Western world is going to become. It’s a very futuristic place.
Damon Albarn
There are many issues in the global economy in general and in the western economy as well: population ageing, drop in labour productivity growth rates. This is obvious. The overall demographic situation is very complicated.
Vladimir Putin
I love trains. I don’t even mind First Great Western, which is a stupid name because it implies every carriage is first class, but they’re not.
Tim Rice
I have not been able to give a concrete answer to the question of how the nations of Asia can create their own unique liberal arts traditions that are not simply the importation of a Western model. The question is a critical one and the answer must come from Asian universities themselves.
Henry Rosovsky
The story of the Western world since 1945 is that, invited to choose between freedom and government ‘security,’ large numbers of people vote to dump freedom every time – the freedom to make your own decisions about health care, education, property rights, and a ton of other stuff.
Mark Steyn
Nima Shirazi’s is an important progressive voice in the Iran debate in the West, often deconstructing the myths (and sometimes propaganda) we commonly encounter in the mainstream media. With succinct and elegant prose, and with no axe to grind, he exposes the hypocrisy of Western attitudes toward Iran.
Hooman Majd
I came, I studied architecture in America, so my technical background’s completely western. But my seventeen years, the formative years of one’s life, and I can’t say that the Chineseness in me is not there.
I. M. Pei
I am often struck by the anxious inferiority many well-educated British people display towards the U.S., particularly Londoners dazzled by New York, when many postcolonials are accustomed to regarding Britain’s old imperial cosmopolis as the true capital of the western world.
Pankaj Mishra
The present crisis of Western democracy is a crisis in journalism.
Walter Lippmann
If you’re a boy, you always want to be in a western; and any actor I know would like to be in a horror.
Timothy Dalton
I was terrified, terrified in Songwriter, because there I was, New York Jewish girl, singing country-western onstage with Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. I mean, forget it. I was so terrified.
Lesley Ann Warren
Pictures were made to entertain; if you want to send a message, call Western Union.
Samuel Goldwyn
Western civilisation, the Г©litists all understood, is built upon discrimination: a culture that does not rest on discrimination, that penalises people who discriminate, or rewards the undiscriminating, is worth very little and has only callow, childish pleasures.
Richard Davenport-Hines
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
My father believes that Western religions are death cults, which I agree with.
Winona Ryder
My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization.
Richard Foreman
From our research experience in discovering artemisinin, we learned the strengths of both Chinese and Western medicine. There is great potential for future advances if these strengths can be fully integrated.
Tu Youyou
There are many different places of power around the world. They’re invisible openings to other worlds. We find a preponderance of these places in the Himalayas, in the western part of the United States; of course, in every country of the world there are some.
Frederick Lenz
The world today needs both western thinking and oriental vision.
Li Keqiang
I think that in this globalised world, the local is going to become more and more important – it is a paradox. You see it in Western Europe more and more. Eastern Europe is still coming out of the Soviet uniform cultural era, but this kind of separation and nationalism is very obvious now in Western Europe.
Robert Dessaix
‘Sicario’ is about how the Western world reacts toward problems outside of its borders. Should we become monsters in order to fight the monsters? It’s not about the cartels. The movie could have been set in Africa or the Middle East.
Denis Villeneuve
We in the Western world suffer from too many categories and classes; we’ve forgotten that we all still have diapers on. We’ve separated music from life.
Ornette Coleman
The way that China has been described in Western narratives makes it hard to tell a story that will escape the stereotypes and allow people to perceive it fresh.
Ken Liu
One of the best known, and one of the least intelligible, facts of literary history is the lateness, in Western European Literature at any rate, of prose fiction, and the comparative absence, in the two great classical languages, of what we call by that name.
George Saintsbury
It is obvious to any observer that in every western country the increase of importance of public schools has been at least coincident with the relaxation of older family ties.
John Dewey
Scandals are the fertilizer of Western democracy.
Dario Fo
There are people in our world today and unfortunately in our political system, they do not believe in evil. They have the modern, western, secular mind set. They don’t believe evil exists. They are exactly the ones who are in danger of getting blindsided by evil. Because they’re not prepared for it.
Joel C. Rosenberg
Western culture is what keeps women and gays safe.
Milo Yiannopoulos
In the Western standards of modesty, there are different guidelines.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
If I can only live to see the American union firmly fixed, and free governments well established in our western world, and can leave to my children but a crust of bread and liberty, I shall die satisfied.
George Mason
Where I grew up, Bob Wills and his western swing was very popular. And western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.
Willie Nelson
I wish to be put away in a western dress I designed, with my daughter’s little gold cross necklace and my son’s small white testament in my hands, and my wedding band on.
Patsy Cline
What’s happened recently in Pakistan, India and Kuwait only goes to show that it’s futile to imitate Western democracy. They’ve ended up exactly where they started.
Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
The Western public should learn and remember one essential thing about China: no matter what European and North American propaganda barks about the People’s Republic, China is much more “democratic” than the West. It is democratic in its own way.
Andre Vltchek
I think gossip and scandal is something from Western culture that has pervaded the rest of the world.
Jimmy Lai
I love the Western genre. In fact, one of my dreams is to play a cowboy on screen, like Clint Eastwood. I don’t think it’s going to happen, but you can always hope.
Rahul Kohli
Western science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism.
Stanislav Grof
My wife, Lisa, and I both grew up on wuxia – Chinese historical romances. They’re kind of analogous to Western epics. They’re based on history, just like ‘the Iliad’ and ‘the Odyssey’ are based on history, but they’re romanticized, and a lot of fantasy elements have been added.
Ken Liu
The U.S.-led western alliance, while acting as an advocate of democracy, rule of law and human rights, is acting from the opposite position, rejecting the democratic principle of the sovereign right of states enshrined in the U.N. Charter and trying to decide for others what is good and what is bad.
Sergei Lavrov
Give ’em all the same grub and all the same pay/And the war would be over and done in a day.” – All Quiet On The Western Front, Ch. 3
Erich Maria Remarque
Haiti was founded by African slaves who rose against their European masters, had a revolution, and created a new state. There is no other such event in Western history.
Madison Smartt Bell
The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Of course in Turkey I’m seen as being on the ‘Western’ side, criticised by the nationalists, criticised by the communitarians as not belonging. Even, sometimes, criticised for looking at my country through Western eyes. And in the Western media I’m portrayed as belonging to the East.
Orhan Pamuk
Islamic laws this is something Americans should look into, maybe not in the near future, but I think people are definitely looking for alternatives to a capitalist democracy. The democracy that we find in the Western world is just not providing them solutions.
Anjem Choudary
I realized that everyone in Western society, in some weird way, believes that they’ve had the experience of producing feature films.
William Gibson
We say it’s a modern American Western – two gunslingers who ride into town, fight the bad guys, kiss the girl and ride out into the sunset again. And we were always talking from the very beginning that if you’re going to have cowboys, they need a trusty horse. —Eric Kripke on the decision to add the Impala
Eric Kripke
Many of those in the medical fraternity instantly label treatments in the traditional, natural or holistic health fields as quackery. This word is even used to describe Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Indian Ayerveda, two medical systems which are far older than Western medicine and globally just as popular.
James Morcan
My first break was in a Hong Kong movie that I shot in China – I was going out there and working as a western stunt man, if you like, but at the same time in England I was working in daytime soap stuff. Eventually I put the two together.
Scott Adkins
I remember growing up always loving the guitar. I used to love to watch the people play on the Country Western shows on TV. My folks told me that when I was just a toddler, I used to pretend I was playing a guitar on a toothpick.
Carl Wilson
My history was the Western. I grew up with the Lone Ranger, the Cisco Kid and Bonanza. I felt as much a child of the West as someone born in Montana or Wyoming.
Clive Sinclair
I think some horses are meant to do… eventing or dressage. We have Western horses who canter around. I think it takes, especially at the level I’m at now, it takes a horse that wants to do it.
Jessica Springsteen
With one hand, you’re selling the country out to Western multinationals. And with the other, you want to defend your borders with nuclear bombs. It’s such an irony! You’re saying that the world is a global village, but then you want to spend crores of rupees on building nuclear weapons.
Arundhati Roy
Poetry isn’t as relevant in the Western world as it is in Afghanistan. And not many people make time for something that doesn’t feel relevant.
Eliza Griswold
Tens of millions of Russian people died, fighting all sorts of Western expansionism. They defeated Nazism. They helped to liberate much of our world from colonialism. Of course the West never forgave Russia for fighting the epic battles against its expansionism and colonialism.
Andre Vltchek
Ninety countries still hold on to capital punishment, and, sadly, one of these is the United States, the only Western industrialized country to practice this barbaric punishment.
Antoinette Bosco
I would love to do a western. I would love to play an explorer. That is always something that has really captured my imagination since I was a kid, like James Cook or Magellan or Earnest Shackleton.
John C. Reilly
We are the richest country in the world. We spend more on health care than any other country. Yet we have the worst health care in the Western world. Come on. We can do better than this.
Michael Moore
I love God and I follow Jesus but I just don’t have much affinity for the organized folderol of the churches in the Western World.
Larry Norman
I listen to a lot of really old western and country music. Theres a lot of cool stuff in there all the heartbreak of the country darkness.
Theophilus London
There are calm Korean players and not calm. There are calm Western players.
Inbee Park
I went to an exhibition at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum about Shanghai, about how courtesans had been influential in bringing western culture to Shanghai. I bought a book and in it saw this striking group of women in a photograph called ‘The Ten Beauties of Shanghai’.
Amy Tan
Everywhere you look – Britain, the States, western Europe – people are sealing themselves into crime-free enclaves. That’s a mistake – a certain level of crime is part of the necessary roughage of life. Total security is a disease of deprivation.
J. G. Ballard
I do not like the idea that a Russian company cannot be successful without Western experience. I think that, at the end of the day, it is a question of bringing benchmarks from other countries. So far, the golden benchmark has been the West.
Maelle Gavet
I think I was about 18 before I decided I wanted to pursue acting. I went to drama school in Western Australia when I was 19.
Dustin Clare
Film noir is not a genre. It is not defined, as are the western and gangster genres, by conventions of setting and conflict, but rather by the more subtle qualities of tone and mood. It is a film ‘noir’, as opposed to the possible variants of film gray or film off-white.
Paul Schrader
Throughout the world today there is a gowing awareness of the failings of the Western model of development and a corresponding desire to look for more human-scale, ecological ways of living.
Helena Norberg-Hodge
All the arguments about nutrition are really about what is the problem ingredient in the western diet. Is it the fat? Is it the lack of fiber? Is it the refined carbohydrates?But we don’t have to worry about it. We just have to try to get off that diet to the extent we can.
Michael Pollan
To understand something changing form as a destructive act is a very modern, Western gut reaction to things, and I get it. But what I’m suggesting is nothing radical, this notion of things constantly changing, and that the change is not inherently destructive.
Dario Robleto
In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States embarked on a new relationship with death, entering into a civil war that proved bloodier than any other conflict in American history, a war that would presage the slaughter of World War I’s Western Front and the global carnage of the twentieth century.
Drew Gilpin Faust
I live in a beautiful part of the world – western New Hampshire along the Baker River – and my family and I spend a lot of time outdoors.
Joseph Monninger
In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country. In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
The statements of certain western officials show that contrary to their absurd claims, westerners are disqualified, and impetuous, lacking any cultural background.
Hamid-Reza Assefi
I have to confess I can’t have the holiday season without “Hard Candy Christmas”. For some reason, it makes me think of the sticky ribbon candy bowl my mid-western grandma always had.
Hank Stuever
The idea of doing a children’s film is different, but quite honestly I like doing anything – any genre. I’ve only made one Western, which was ‘Three Amigos,’ but I would love to make a serious Western. I’m just wide open.
John Landis
I don’t believe that in a couple of months Erdogan and the United States regime, and the Western regimes in general, and of course Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are going to stop the support of the terrorists.
Bashar al-Assad
The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we’ve seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy.
Tommy Franks
I’m not a doom-and-gloom person. But I think there is a difference between transcendence and denial, and much of the Western world is in major denial today.
Marianne Williamson
Anyone who tries to separate or divorce domestic politics from international politics does not get it, and that might be dangerous for the future of Western Muslims.
Tariq Ramadan
The latest report is that Osama bin Laden has shaved his beard, is wearing Western clothes and has had plastic surgery. Isn’t that amazing? The guy has made just two videos and he’s already gone Hollywood.
Jay Leno
Every western I did and will do; I will do it for the never ending young kid inside of me.
Franco Nero
Eurasia is the world’s axial supercontinent. A power that dominated Eurasia would exercise decisive influence over two of the world’s three most economically productive regions: Western Europe and East Asia.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Country and western is the music of the devil. Thats the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldnt handle it.
Rick Wakeman
Indeed it is the protean ability of Western civilization to be self-critical and self-correcting – not only in producing wealth but over the whole range of human activities – that constitutes its most decisive superiority over any of its rivals.
Paul Johnson
Western dictionaries define secularism as absence of religion but Indian secularism does not mean irreligiousness.It means profusion of religions.
Shashi Tharoor
Western doctors are like poor plumbers. They treat a splashing tub by cleaning up the water. These plumbers are extremely apt at drying up the water, constantly inventing new, expensive, and refined methods of drying up water. Somebody should teach them how to close the tap.
Denis Parsons Burkitt
I think Buddhism should open the door of psychology and healing to penetrate more easily into the Western world.
Nhat Hanh
I started stem cells when I wanted to find a cure for my mother, who I loved very much, and western medicine was not able to cure her. If I had discovered stem cells a year before, I think that she would still be here with me.
Peter Nygard
The Olympics were produced absolutely the same way from 1960 through 1988. It was always the Western World against the Eastern Bloc. You didn’t even have to spend one second developing the character of any of the Eastern Bloc athletes. It was just good guys and bad guys.
Dick Ebersol
There’s a reason ISIS exists, which is because we’ve invaded countries, and they hate the Western world. I’m not forgiving them; I’m just saying there’s a reason.
Emily Ratajkowski
It’s true that the war in Iraq opened a distance in relations between part of Europe and the U.S. government, but our basic ties are stronger than that. We share democracy, free markets and a commitment to Western security. We differ on how to guarantee that security.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Western Mosul is the historic heart of one of the oldest cities in the world. Its narrow streets and alleyways are impassable for armored vehicles.
Peter Bergen
Pretend you’re a southern sheriff. Or Mae West. Or Donald Duck. Buy a western hat and walk around the house like a cowboy. The point of all this, of course, is to draw yourself out of your accustomed groove.
Steve Allen
Western philosophers gained access to Asian and African traditions initially by noting similarities and differences. But that, as A.C. Mukerji, of Allahabad, was to note in 1932, is not to do philosophy, but is at best a preparation.
Jay L. Garfield
When I was three years old I was taken with my family to a little town in Western Minnesota, where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten.
Mary MacLane
I’ve never left China. My family’s been there for 600 years. But my architecture is not consciously Chinese in any sense. I’m a western architect.
I. M. Pei
If western culture is shown to be rich it is because, even before the Enlightenment, it has tried to “dissolve” harmful simplifications through inquiry and the critical mind.
Umberto Eco
Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are overconsuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.
Aldous Huxley
I think that a lot of people are in love with stress. It’s the dirty little secret of Western civilization. People often mistake stress for fuel…. to me, stress is just another bad drug that I don’t want to do.
Jerry Stahl
Simple. Pared down. Timeless. The ties were never too thick or too thin; the pants were never too flared or too skinny. In my life with Dad, he wore Western apparel because we went riding – jeans, cowboy boots, the turquoise belt buckle. But it was all very simple, and that classic look is very ‘Ralph Lauren.’
Jennifer Grant
There are historic examples where a soft domination of certain states worked well. For instance the US, who dominated the Western alliance after World War II – with a giant army, an enormous population, and its globally superior economic power. This role is quite different for Germany today.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski
US dollars should not be used anymore. Western institutions should be ignored. Totally new structures should be, and are being erected. China and Russia are, of course, in the lead of de-dollarization. All this is extremely important and can change the world, in the near future.
Andre Vltchek
The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism.
Dennis Prager
With some reservation, it can be said that certain democratic elements are present in Georgia as well; but it is very clear that the government has to pronounce its explicit wish to resign before something is going to happen. On the western front, only Belarus is an exception.
Garry Kasparov
The American president isn’t just the American president. He’s going to be the leader of the whole Western world, you know? You got a pretty big responsibility.
Pilou Asbaek
I get a little sick of these New Yorkers who want me to make some psychic thing, like ‘The Left-Handed Gun.’ They don’t know anything about Western history.
Howard Hawks