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The "Western" is the only genre whose origins are almost
identical with those of the cinema itself.
- Andre Bazin

Photography does not create eternity,
as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin

What do I think of Western civilization?
I think it would be a very good idea.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

 

Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling
arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries.
- Terry Southern

Almost every other Western in the last ten years has failed,
since Dances with Wolves.
- Lawrence Kasdan

But you have to understand, my beard is so nasty.
I mean, it's the only beard in the history of Western
civilization that makes Bob Dylan's beard look good.
- Bill Walton

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Western countries in particular can today no longer
be separated from Muslim societies,
because they have them within themselves.
They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck

Western art is built on the biographical passion of one artist for another.
- Jim Dine

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

I then moved to the University of Western Ontario where
I was made a full professor in 1985.
- J. Philippe Rushton

In brief, Western democracy, as other political models,
is not exportable to all regions of the world.
- Omar Bongo

Eventually I would like to touch all the genres.
I would like to do some detective stories,
and I want to do a Western.
I would want to do humorous Westerns.
- Sergio Aragones

I'm just ah, actually developing a tv show for HBO,
and I'm directing a film this summer,
and actually I'm doing some live shows out in western Canada.
- Bruce McCulloch

Western history has been a history of deed done,
actions performed and results achieved.
- Arthur Erickson

As the work proceeded we found that the western end
of the cutting receded under the slope of the rock,
and thus was partly roofed over by the overhanging rock.
- Howard Carter

The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the
totality of creative energy.
This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology.
- Stanislav Grof

The only reality is our society, and I mean this seriously,
Western Society is a very sick society.
- Rob Walton

I wouldn't say when you've seen one Western you've seen the lot;
but when you've seen the lot you get the feeling you've seen one.
- Katharine Whitehorn

A lot of people thought of me as a threat to Western civilization.
- John Milius

In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune,
whose name was Merton.
- Thomas Day

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

Borne out of this, starting around the 17th Century was the Baroque era.
It is my view that it is one of the architectural peak
periods in western civilisation.
- Harry Seidler

What 'multiculturalism' boils down to is that you can
praise any culture in the world except Western culture -
and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.
- Thomas Sowell

I've been to Africa three times.
All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture.
The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam.
- Bill O'Reilly

We played in Texas about a year ago,
at Emo's,
the famous country and western club in Austin.
And I figured, well, if I'm finally gonna die onstage,
that's where it's going to be!
- Alan Vega

The eventual place the American army should take on
the western front was to a large extent influenced
by the vital question of communication and supply.
- Kelly Miller

So I learnt a few country western songs,
I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff,
which nobody else did that, I don't know why.
- John Fahey

The final story, the final chapter of western man,
I believe, lies in Los Angeles.
- Phil Ochs

I mix Indian instruments with Western instruments all the time.
- Satyajit Ray

Finally, I have to say that the most surprising aspect
has been the speed at which the folks in India adapt to Western practices.
They learn fast, really, really fast.
- Sanjay Kumar

The question was heatedly debated of how much Western
culture should be brought into China.
- Chen Ning Yang

My personal political convictions are rooted in the
populist political traditions of western Canada.
- Preston Manning

The hero of the book does long to experience God.
But his conception of God is very western.
- Orhan Pamuk

My wife thought I deserved it, but I always thought
the Nobel a Western prize.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals.
They don't look at it as an art form.
They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.
- Ricky Skaggs

I also like Western classical music and jazz.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest
inventions of Western man.
It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.
- Kenneth Clark

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

The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished,
so far as our domestic development was concerned,
by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
- Herbert Croly

There is an enormous difference between Russia and Western Europe.
- Herman Gorter

Western Europe GDP per capita - not taking into account
the new accession counties -
was lower in 2001 relative to that of the US than any time since the 1960's.
- John Hutton

I'm crazy about westerns.
I need to do a western once in a while.
It's like you know, eating bread, eating pasta,
drinking wine.
It's in my blood.
I need it.
- Franco Nero

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

In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism
leads a saturnalia of "freedom,"
like a bastard brother of reform.
- Wyndham Lewis

Levi's can produce many more Western jeans than we
can and make them at a better price.
- Calvin Klein

What does it mean with regard to tactics,
this fact that the proletariat of Western Europe stands all alone:
that it has no prospect of any help whatsoever from any other class?
- Herman Gorter

A terrorist nuclear detonation in a western city would
destroy all economic confidence.
- John Bruton

I only knew basic western trail riding.
Nothing fancy.
- Julie Benz

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

Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
- Octavio Paz

Well, I'm about to do another western,
a pilot for HBO this fall.
- Walter Hill

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

Well, we can't afford blindness anymore.
There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death,
and want to annihilate Western civilization.
- Tony Snow

Eugene is located in western Oregon,
approximately 278 billion miles from anything.
- Dave Barry

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 was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

What most people didn't realize in the Western countries
is that here its not a question of having supporters,
its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations.
- Imran Khan

On my parents' scale of values, the more Western something was,
the more cultured it was considered.
- Amos Oz

I feel the other element of a western is the land,
which is very important in this movie.
I mean the land is another character in the piece,
actually.
- Tom Selleck

I had the only beard in the Western Hemisphere that
made Bob Dylan's look good.
- Bill Walton

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ
in color for a full hour,
there would be a considerable number of stations
which would decline to carry it on the grounds
that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
- Edward R. Murrow

But I never worked with a northern horse before.
They are very different from western horses.
- Julie Benz

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

Everytime someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen -
that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion.
So we're still praying to their gods.
- Whitley Strieber

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act,
a bill opening one half million square miles of territory
in the western United States for settlement.
- Peter Agre

There's only two kinds of music I don't like...
Country and Western.
- Bobby Heenan

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

Nor should we exclude the possibility that Islamic
terrorism may begin to make common cause with Western
political extremists of the far Left and far Right.
- Richard Perle

You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism,
is a sign of one representing the community,
it's not unique at all.
- Joseph Jarman

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -
a rational ethics -
as a precondition of rebirth.
- Ayn Rand


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