Quotes: culture

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  • Bryan Greenberg
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    '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.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
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    ...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)
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    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.
  • C. P. Snow
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    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 re
    Source: The Two Cultures (1959)
  • 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.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
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    An often-repeated assertion in the body of film criticism I have written is the assertion that movies do not just mirror the culture of any given time; they also create it.
  • Brad Bird
    Brad Bird
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    And it's not only films, I'm pretty unaware of anything that's going on in popular culture right now.
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
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    Armed with the knowledge of our past, we can with confidence charter a course for our future. Culture is an indispensable weapon in the freedom struggle. We must take hold of it and forge the future with the past.
    Source: By any means necessary (1992)
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