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B. F. Skinner
American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
A culture must be reasonably stable, but it must also change, and it will presumably be strongest if it can avoid excessive respect for tradition and fear of novelty on the one hand and excessively rapid change on the other.
Indian politician 1917-1985
A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
Chinese-American actress 1966-
Because of the Chinese culture of obedience, you don't ask questions... You follow and obey.
Albert J. Nock
American libertarian author 1870-1945
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Culture is one thing and varnish is another.
American writer 1934-
However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Most of western culture is a distortion of reality. But reality should be distorted; that is, imaginatively amended. The Buddhist acquiescence to nature is neither accurate about nature nor just to human potential.Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life - its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness - conjoin to dull our sensory faculties.
American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host 1954-
The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach 'one language.' No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.
Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.
American actor and singer 1978-
'The Good Guy' is a totally differently-looking New York than 'How To Make It' portrays. 'The Good Guy' is all about Wall Street and that culture, which 'How To Make It' touches on, but 'How To Make It' also is downtown, Lower East Side loft parties, cool clubs, Brooklyn and that world.
American historian and theorist 1910-1977
...the levels of culture, the aspects of society: military, political, economic, social, emotional, religious, and intellectual. Those are your basic human needs....they are arranged in evolutionary sequence.Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
C. P. Snow
English novelist 1905-1980
A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you reSource: The Two Cultures (1959)
English poet 1612-1680
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
American Critic 1905-1975
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
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