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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

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

My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of
the twilight of Western civilization.
- Richard Foreman

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

 

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

The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly
the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern
subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects.
- Lafcadio Hearn

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

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

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

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

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself.
It's probably more Western than U.S.
per se.
- David Foster Wallace

Here in Canada, in the Western world,
we are inside the walls.
Outside the walls are the barbarians.
- Barbara Amiel

We are here because we are determined to offer the
people of the Western Cape choices which are long overdue.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly
being appreciated by the Western media;
especially France was very good,
and Switzerland was very good.
- Milos Forman

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

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

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

The present aristocracy of western culture,
at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world,
is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country.
- John Desmond Bernal

The domination of western values, beliefs and way of
life has angered many from the east and in developing countries.
- Silvia Cartwright

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

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

I would love to do a Western again if Westerns came back into fashion.
- Bruce Boxleitner

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

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

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

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

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

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

Western civilization, unfortunately,
does not link knowledge and morality but rather,
it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
- Vine Deloria, Jr.

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

The Western genre is certainly something with which I'm familiar.
- Keith Carradine

If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops.
- John Buford

The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation
in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation.
- Akihito

The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western.
- Armand Assante

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

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions
is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
- Omar Bongo

Western concepts of ownership and privatization came
in and clashed with that.
So land began to be exchanged.
- Neil Abercrombie

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

I'm not Ang Lee who knows so much about western market
and the taste of western audiences.
- Zhang Yimou

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

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

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

Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes
as much as by material constraints.
- Naomi Wolf

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them,
are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
- Tennessee Williams

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

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

I like the Western genre, I think it's uniquely American.
- Keith Carradine

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

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

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

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

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

When the truth is that there would be no great Western music,
and certainly no decent choral repertoire,
without the Catholic faith.
- Richard Morris

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

Western man is schizophrenic.
- J. B. Priestley

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 Buddhists in many ways are much serious Buddhists than Tibetans are.
- Richard Gere

Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do
not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
- Dan Rather

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

A suggestion had been made to me looking toward a professorship in some Western college,
but after due consideration, I declined to consider the matter.
- Simon Newcomb

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

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

I was paid to read Western economic texts.
In a way, the regime paid for their own undermining.
- Vaclav Klaus

Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries -
like France,
Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing;
it's not a western invention.
- Garry Kasparov

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

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

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


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