Quotes: culture

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  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    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.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
  • A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
  • Ajay Naidu
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    Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!
  • Mao Tse-Tung
    Mao Tse-Tung
    Chinese politician 1893-1976
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    An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.
  • Stephen Vizinczey
    Stephen Vizinczey
    Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-
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    As both capitalist and communist states - not to mention the technological world - have evolved under the illusion that men purposefully built them, ideological optimism seeps into every niche of our lives. It is made worse by mass culture which feeds our
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    British art criticus 1951-
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    As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.
  • Betty Comden
    Betty Comden
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    At the Brooklyn Ethical Culture School, we learned to express ourselves, and I've been expressing myself ever since.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Cinema is the culmination of the obsessive, mechanistic male drive in western culture. The movie projector is an Apollonian straight-shooter, demonstrating the link between aggression and art. Every pictorial framing is a ritual limitation, a barred precinct.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
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    Concerning culture as a process, one would say that it means learning a great many things and then forgetting them; and the forgetting is as necessary as the learning.
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