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  • Ahmed Ben Bella
    Ahmed Ben Bella
    Algerian politician, socialist soldier and revolutionary 1916-2012
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    Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia.
  • Don DeLillo
    Don DeLillo
    American Author 1926-
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    As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding in which the accused carries on the prosecution, imposes judgment and executes the sentence: all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process.
  • Adam Michnik
    Adam Michnik
    Polish historian, essayist and dissident 1946-
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    France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating power in the world of culture. This is true both of the French right and the French left. They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys or farmers who do not understand anything.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.
  • John W. Gardner
    John W. Gardner
    American Educator, Social Activist 1912-
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    I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
  • Isadora Duncan
    Isadora Duncan
    American Dancer 1878-1927
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    It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
  • Bruce Eric Kaplan
    Bruce Eric Kaplan
    American cartoonist
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    James Thurber was an inspiration because his drawings were so primitive. I am self-taught - I didn't go to art school - so I thought when I started doing them, 'If James Thurber can be a cartoonist, I can,' because his stuff is very raw.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    Knowledge alone is the being of Nature, Giving a soul to her manifold features, Lighting through paths of the primitive darkness, The footsteps of Truth and the vision of Song.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
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    Men were only made into ''men'' with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally ''a man'' any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    Primitive superstition lies just below the surface of even the most tough-minded individuals, and it is precisely those who most fight against it who are the first to succumb to its suggestive effects.
    Source: Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle (1960)
  • Stephen B. Leacock
    Stephen B. Leacock
    Canadian humorist and economist 1869-1944
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    The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    The E Street band casts a pretty wide net. Our influences go all the way back to the early primitive garage music, and also, we've had everything in the band from jazz players to Kansas City trumpet players to Nils Lofgren, one of the great rock guitarists in the world.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
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    The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
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