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Culture Quotes

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The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

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Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
- Thomas Jefferson

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

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I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
- Tom Wolfe

A nation's culture resides in the hearts
and in the soul of its people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If you want to change the culture, you will have to
start by changing the organization.
- Mary Douglas

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

We've got a major problem in our culture,
as it relates to the Internet and pornography and child pornography.
- John Ashcroft

Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
- Erich Fromm

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

I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to
other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor.
- Theodore Bikel

Am I Latin? Am I American? What the hell am I? I love
my culture and I'm very proud of my culture.
- America Ferrera

Scientists care deeply about their place in that culture,
and their contribution to it.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes
against humanity because it is an effort to systematically
wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives.
- Jerry Costello

Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of
discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be
eliminated without changing culture.
- Charlotte Bunch

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture
as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge
that has been well and truly forgotten.
- Albert J. Nock

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.
- John Abbott

Culture is how biology responds and makes its living conditions better.
- C. J. Cherryh

I'm more of a culture hummingbird.
- Jai Rodriguez

The FBI.
is a massive culture.
It's been a culture that served America well,
and it's been focused on prosecution.
But what we need in terms of terrorism is prevention.
- John Ashcroft

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can
earn much more money writing or talking about his art
than he can by practicing it.
- W. H. Auden

Students of American glass must always keep in mind
that the creations they collect are truly examples
of our American culture...
and thus have historical significance.
- James Lafferty

The theory of cultural bias...
is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization.
It can't be transplanted except to another variant of that organization.
- Mary Douglas

California is full of Mexican culture and Mexican music.
- Harry Dean Stanton

Writing is about culture and should be about everything.
That's what makes it what it is.
- Irvine Welsh

My wife wanted my children to have some Chinese culture and education.
She believes the children need to learn two languages and two cultures.
- Jet Li

I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith,
but I'm a massive pop fan.
I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist.
- Siobhan Fahey

Yes and our obsession with youth in our culture and how we,
women lie about their age after 35 obsessively and
no one wants to let anyone know they're getting older,
et cetera.
- Sela Ward

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male;
he is the active principle of culture,
the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
- Teresa de Lauretis

That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness.
- Dennis Potter

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools
of thought contend is the policy for promoting the
progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
- Mao Zedong

There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated
by noise and gregariousness.
- George Steiner

It's ironic that in our culture everyone's biggest
complaint is about not having enough time;
yet nothing terrifies us more than the thought of eternity.
- Dennis Miller

You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right.
If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment,
but you want it to be as real as possible.
- Robert Duvall

We're so afraid of death in our culture,
but I think if we understand it better,
then we'll appreciate the life we have more.
- Naomi Watts

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends
of the far-off centuries fade and pass away.
No one sees their influence upon culture;
no one sees their educational power.
- Douglas Hyde

You do not know our culture, our ethics,
or the unwritten codes that already provide our society
more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.
- John Perry Barlow

When you're trying to pass on the best of the stuff
you're culling to what should be a hungry culture but
you have it diminished...
that's kind of disappointing.
- Joni Mitchell

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than
I do by other writers' works in a way.
Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there
to write about than love and loss?
- Alice Hoffman

When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock,
growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only
white man in this unit full of black men.
- Bruce Beresford

Therefore reinforcing a stereotype, therefore thinking
that the entire Indian culture is just made of people
that are against their children's decisions.
- Parminder Nagra

There is a garbage culture out there,
where we pour garbage on people.
Then the pollsters run around and take a poll and say,
do you smell anything?
- Bob Woodward

America is the only country capable of producing national movies:
its culture has become a global culture.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Nevada has a world-class economy.
It will only build a world-class culture with world-class
research universities coupled with the Desert Research Institute.
- James E. Rogers

In the latter half of the last century the impact of
the expanding influence of Western culture and economic
system brought about in China a severe conflict.
- Chen Ning Yang

My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I
jumped from country to country and culture to culture.
- Walter Salles

In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.
- Marc Newson

The various forms of intellectual activity which together
make up the culture of an age,
move for the most part from different starting-points,
and by unconnected roads.
- Walter Pater

I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture,
art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO,
which I still play.
- Philip Warren Anderson

I'm still very aware of the violence in our culture,
more so than other people.
I know where it comes from when someone is trying to suppress someone else,
sometimes they fight back.
- Jack Bowman

We're warriors, this culture, and we're very puritanical
about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is.
- Mark Ruffalo

The role of the federal government should be neutral
toward culture just as it is toward religion.
- Preston Manning

We need to have a culture that says 'the less energy
you can use to be comfortable,
the better off you are and the better you should feel about yourself'.
- Roscoe Bartlett

In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake.
But that won't work in the new information culture,
in the digital world we live in today.
- Daniel Greenberg

The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop
culture is that they kind of like it light.
- Bill Griffith

We have our own history, our own language,
our own culture.
But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people -
history has made us all South Africans.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I come from a country and also a continent whose identity is in the making.
We're a very young culture, and I think that things
are not yet crystallised.
- Walter Salles

I'm surprised and disappointed in American culture.
- Tabitha Soren

The literary culture, if you examine it,
the high literary culture is that which preserves the
government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.
- Kathy Acker

Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming,
is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
- Matthew Arnold

English culture is basically homosexual in the sense
that the men only really care about other men.
- Germaine Greer

We are somehow natured, not just to reproduce,
but for sociality and even for culture.
- Leon Kass

This great, though disastrous, culture can only change
as we begin to stand off and see...
the inveterate materialism which has become the model
for cultures around the world.
- Arthur Erickson


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