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Alfred L. Kroeber Quotes

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Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences
and the most scientific of the humanities.
- Alfred L. Kroeber

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

In my introductory course, Anthropology 160,
the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what
the major and minor genres of folklore are,
and how they can be analyzed.
- Alan Dundes

 

I've often been accused of making anthropology into literature,
but anthropology is also field research.
Writing is central to it.
- Clifford Geertz

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars,
and even to feminist scholars.
- Clifford Geertz

I think feminism has had a major impact on anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

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We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology.
There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard.
- Clifford Geertz

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people
are the same the whole world over except when they are different.
- Nancy Banks-Smith

Theology is anthropology.
- Anselm Feuerbach

Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology,
and there I go into geology.
It was much more fun to be able to research and write
about whatever I wanted to.
- Octavia Butler

Anthropology never has had a distinct subject matter,
and because it doesn't have a real method,
there's a great deal of anxiety over what it is.
- Clifford Geertz

If there's ever a place where you can't argue that
you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit,
it is surely in anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

If there were a science of human beings it would be
anthropology that aims at understanding the totality
of experience through structural context.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology,
according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God,
according to the Bible.
- Paul Ricoeur

Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting
to realize itself as a strictly historical science.
- Edward Sapir

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses,
psychology courses, history and anthropology than I
ever learned in acting class.
- Tim Robbins

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions;
the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
- W. H. Auden

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
- Ruth Benedict

People keep asking how anthropology is different from sociology,
and everybody gets nervous.
- Clifford Geertz

Every historian has informally an anthropology,
without ever using the word.
- Peter Gay

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence,
in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary
and vital aspects of life.
- Joan D. Vinge

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost
every intellectual field:
history,
literature, science, anthropology.
There's been an extraordinary advance.
- Clifford Geertz

The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research,
but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.
- Clifford Geertz

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa,
in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was,
biology and anthropology.
I was around 16 years old when I made this particular
choice of academic pursuit.
- Donald Johanson

It's always amusing to look at how something early
in the 20th century was written in anthropology and how it's written now.
There's been an enormous shift in how it's done,
but yet you can't put your finger on someone who actually did it.
- Clifford Geertz

Learn about the world, the way it works,
any kind of science and anthropology,
it's really an interesting place we live in.
Evolution is a really fantastic idea,
even more than the idea of God I think.
- Randy Newman

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless
millions of men born under various climates,
in times with which History refuses to deal,
and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible
with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.
- H. P. Blavatsky

I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you,
however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to
the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to
make anthropology what it is at the present time.
- Franz Boas

Younger anthropologists have the notion that anthropology is too diverse.
The number of things done under the name of anthropology is just infinite;
you can do anything and call it anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success demands singleness of purpose.
- Vince Lombardi

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Feeling overwhelmed by apparent demands on our time
is like going to a restaurant,
ordering everything on the menu,
and complaining about indigestion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
- George Jean Nathan

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret to a joyful life is Simplicity -
saying NO to the latest this and the most glamorous that -
saying NO to chasing an overly-demanding career -
saying NO to the stressful demands upon your time and energy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver.
The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver,
the less he demands in slaughter.
- Winston Churchill

Experience demands that man is
the only animal which devours his own kind,
for I can apply no milder term to
the general prey of the rich on the poor.
- Thomas Jefferson

Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance.
- Janet Frame

Among various demands and charges I gave them,
was, that the said flag should be delivered to me,
and one of the United States' flags be received and hoisted in its place.
- Zebulon Pike

Mass media provides the essential link between the
individual and the demands of the technological society.
- Jacques Ellul

The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious,
if only because it demands ears, finger,
consciousness and intellect.
- Luciano Berio

I know that plans and reality may be two different things,
but I think my demands on life are minimal.
- Moshe Dayan

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men.
Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I know that Duke made a number of demands,
including that the attorney general drop its investigation.
We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that.
- Gray Davis

Marriage!
Nothing else demands so much of a man.
- Henrik Ibsen

Can't you read? The score demands "con amore,"
and what are you doing? You are playing it like married men!
- Arturo Toscanini

Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they
are difficult to satisfy.
All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural
and conceptual richness that not only invites,
but demands involvement.
There is a certain grandeur.
- Alan Parsons

You get involved with a character after spending a long time waiting,
and this demands a lot of energy and concentration.
- Catherine Deneuve

Do the story in the way it really demands to be done,
which may mean using several different styles or only one style;
but it's still about respecting the story.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
- Gail Sheehy

France on its own cannot impose its point of view.
But neither should it give up on its demands.
With a clear vote for change France will be in a strong position.
- Laurent Fabius

Hollywood is tied hand and foot to the demands for
artificiality of the masses all over the world.
- Lionel Barrymore


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