Quotes and Sayings about Culture



"Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Youth)

"During the many centuries that magic, here on this planet, was presumed to have worked, there were at least as many theories as to how magic worked as there were cultures and religions."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Magic, Theories)

"Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture."
- John Abbott
(Related: Ability, Culture, Man, May)

"You can't walk alone. Many have given the illusion, but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values."
- Peter Abrahams
(Related: History, People, Values, Culture, Illusion, Man)

"The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it's really the talk for those who have."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Government, Culture, Literary, Talk)

"The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Culture, Day, Lies, Mind)

"The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Morality, Behavior, Culture)

"The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Culture)

"The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Culture, Identity, Nations, Self)

"For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating to many parts of the world. They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world and established it there."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Culture, World, Years)

"Porno is the unconsciousness of culture, the libido of humanity."
- Masami Akita
(Related: Culture, Humanity)

"The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?"
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Change, Ideas, Celebrity, Culture, Fact, Metaphor)

"People are only mean when they're threatened, and that's what our culture does. That's what our economy does."
- Mitch Albom
(Related: People, Culture, Economy)

"You have to work at creating your own culture."
- Mitch Albom
(Related: Work, Culture)

"You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it."
- Mitch Albom
(Related: Work, Culture)

"What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake... spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer's contribution to culture."
- William Albert Allard
(Related: Work, Culture, Right, Spiritual)

"I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Idea, Cooking, Curiosity, Guest, Understanding, World)

"Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs. I grew up with an admiration for their culture and was sensitive to their problems."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Admiration, Alcohol, Culture, Drugs, Problems)

"Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Culture, Fact, Old, Pity, Population, Years)

"I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport - and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: People, Country, Culture, Day, Fans, Formula, Spain)

"There are a lot of wonderful things created in our culture that have been ignored that can speak to them."
- David Amram
(Related: Culture)

"The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty."
- David Amram
(Related: Peace, Society, People, Idea, Culture, Trying)

"I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Admiration, Culture, Existence, Play)

"When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Nature, Architecture, Culture)

"I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Hope, America, Culture, Nation, Will, World)

"We're the biggest food and agriculture company in the world."
- Dwayne Andreas
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Company, World)

"America is the only country capable of producing national movies: its culture has become a global culture."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: America, Country, Culture)

"In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Education, Sex, America, Culture, Disease, Fact, Folk)

"If education, culture, the higher life were shining things to be worshiped from afar, he had still a means left whereby he could draw one step nearer to them."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Life, Education, Culture)

"I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Science, Culture)

"Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Life, People, Culture, Entertainment, World)

"There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture. And that is not always a virtue."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Virtue, Culture, Today, World)

"Religion is one dimension of culture, a transcendent element of it."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Religion, Culture)

"The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Culture, Existence, Reflection, Style)

"Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Love, Culture, Perfection, Study)

"Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Thought, Culture, World)

"Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Character, Culture, Perfection)

"Art is such an important part of our culture."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Art, Culture)

"Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Culture, Fatigue)

"Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Culture, Fatigue, Founding)

"We've got a major problem in our culture, as it relates to the Internet and pornography and child pornography."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Culture, Internet, Pornography)

"The FBI. is a massive culture. It's been a culture that served America well, and it's been focused on prosecution. But what we need in terms of terrorism is prevention."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: America, Culture, Prevention, Terrorism)

"Not so much in Canada, but certainly in the US, as I'm sure you know, money is all, and if they can get another 26 programs of the same thing even though it advances the culture or those actor's careers not at all it doesn't matter."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Money, Actor, Canada, Careers, Culture)

"It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

"It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

"It was called the Reclaim Guide. It was just a general protest guide that went over security culture and stuff like that. A small portion of that guide dealt with explosives information."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Culture, Information, Protest, Security)

"High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Development, Agriculture, Focus, Production, Research, Will, World)

"What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Time, Soul, African, Culture, Oppression, Slavery, Years)

"Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: History, Culture, Debate)

"Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Opportunity, America, Rest, Sense, World)

"No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: People, Culture, Possession)

"So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Time, Culture, Innovation, Self)

"Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Criticism, Culture, Talking)

"How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Music, Act, Culture, Talk)

"When you talk about rap you have to understand that rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Culture, Rap, Talk)

"I'm sad to say that stardom is a commodity in our culture."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Culture)

"You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Society, Culture, Ethics, Order)

"Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want."
- Clive Barnes
(Related: People, Culture, First, Television, Want)

"I have a need to make these sorts of connections literal sometimes, and a vehicle often helps to do that. I have a relationship to car culture. It isn't really about loving cars. It's sort of about needing them."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Car, Culture)

"I don't really know much about pirates, or pirate culture. I'd be a contrarian pirate."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Culture)

"The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Books, Culture, Meaning, News, Repetition)

"We need to have a culture that says 'the less energy you can use to be comfortable, the better off you are and the better you should feel about yourself'."
- Roscoe Bartlett
(Related: Culture, Energy)

"German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland. But it's not difficult to sing in German; it's difficult to feel in German. This takes time. It's a culture."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Time, Culture, Now, Rome)

"In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: People, Values, Culture, Learning, Parents)

"All the culture war issues will be settled by the court."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: War, Court, Culture, Will)

"I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Love, Music, Thought, People, Culture, Dancing, Name, Now, Old, Songs, Summer, Years)

"I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do next. So many things were changing in music and in culture, so it seemed like a good time to step back."
- Beck
(Related: Music, Time, Culture, Years)

"At times in my life, I have been utterly lonely. At other times, I've had disgusting infectious diseases. Try admitting these things in our culture."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Life, Culture, Lonely)

"That was the first major social sciences conference at which social scientists from all cultures wanted to reach a consensus on whether we can continue to pursue a national course in the social sciences or whether we need a cosmopolitan path that also connects us in a new way."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: First, Scientists)

"The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families, but also those in other cultures and the changes in family structure during the past several centuries."
- Gary Becker
(Related: Family, Past)

"A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an antelope hidden under the car, but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he immediately realizes that it was designed."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Car, Culture, Man, Wind)

"The Holocaust committed by the Nazis turned this country, where most of the European Jews used to live and where their culture used to flourish, into a massive grave. This is why initiatives to revive Jewish culture in Poland is so important."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Country, Culture, Grave)

"I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Business, America, American, Culture)

"The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Culture, Fulfillment, Press, Scientists, Study, Today)

"Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Culture)

"Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Being, Culture, Man, Old, Sin, Wonder)

"When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Men, Being, Culture, Growing up, Man)

"Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and at the same time publicity is its dream."
- John Berger
(Related: Life, Time, Dream, Capitalism, Culture, Publicity)

"We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture, or of cultural globalization."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Culture, Globalization)

"When certain branches of the economy become obsolete, as in the case of the steel industry, not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship, but certain cultures also disappear."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Economy, Hardship, Jobs)

"The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Negative, Culture, Globalization)

"Our institute's agenda is relatively simple. We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture. By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles. We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Change, Work, Values, Beliefs, Culture, Study)

"As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Anger, Music, Sex, Culture, Privacy, Sweetness)

"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
(Related: Aristocracy, Being, Country, Culture, Present, World)

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

"In the olden days, everybody sang. You were expected to sing as well as talk. It was a mark of the cultured man to sing."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Man, Talk)

"I don't think you can in any way export culture with guns or tanks."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Culture)

"A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Americans, Democracy, Hollywood, Trying)

"Respecting other people's cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It's indefensible."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Women, People, Islam)

"But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do, I am indeed a Jewish artist."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Artist, Culture)

"I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Culture, Song)

"What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures. But it is mine."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Arrogance, Culture, Pride)

"And it's not only films, I'm pretty unaware of anything that's going on in popular culture right now."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Culture, Now, Popular, Pretty, Right)

"Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy, which is our objective."
- Paul Biya
(Related: Culture, Democracy, Famous)

"I am a passionate believer that Britain has benefited the whole world and that our heritage, our culture, our values and more importantly our people who created those things, are worth fighting for."
- Steve Blake
(Related: People, Values, Culture, Fighting, World, Worth)

"When I'm out hustling up new industries, I can offer Louisiana's many selling points. We have unmatched natural resources, a unique culture and fantastic workers."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Selling, Culture, Workers)

"Hip Hop is thee dominant youth culture in the world right now."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Culture, Now, Right, World, Youth)

"Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture."
- David Bohm
(Related: Culture, Revolution, Self)

"The nation will benefit in the long term if it continues to be open to foreign expertise. This will help the country to establish its business culture and environment faster, based on international best practice."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Business, Country, Culture, Environment, Expertise, Help, Nation, Open, Practice, Will)

"Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Life, Technology, Growth, Agriculture, Care, Defense, Economy, Future, Job, Will)

"Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect."
- George Boole
(Related: Growth, Culture, Intellect)

"In this culture, where entertainers and athletes wield such power, it seems only right to me that they try to make their influence a good one."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Power, Athletes, Culture, Influence, Right)

"Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Food, Time, Survival, Agriculture, Invention, Man)

"Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Agriculture, Countries, Population)

"Is there a sharper commentary on American culture and the world than The Simpsons?"
- Anthony Bourdain
(Related: American, Culture, World)

"Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Culture, Extreme, Simplicity)

"More students have a better knowledge of pop culture than of the Constitution."
- Charles Bowen
(Related: Knowledge, Constitution, Culture, Students)

"I'm still very aware of the violence in our culture, more so than other people. I know where it comes from when someone is trying to suppress someone else, sometimes they fight back."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: People, Culture, Fight, Trying, Violence)

"Basically the school system sets you up with what it wants to set you up with. They're really good at it. I think they're too good. Problem is, what they're doing is conditioning kids to merely accept the culture at hand. But the rebels won't accept it."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Culture, Kids, School)

"Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: Culture, Detail, World)

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: People, Books, Culture, Reading)

"By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Art, Civilization, Culture)

"We need more theatres, more art and more culture in this country."
- Richard Briers
(Related: Art, Country, Culture)

"We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years."
- John Bright
(Related: Agriculture, Depression, Seasons, Years)

"Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down. It's happened many times in the past. It could happen to us."
- David Brin
(Related: People, Civilization, Culture, Past, Self, Talk)

"In my book I don't just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy - which it is. I also show that it's an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Values, American, Culture, Economy, Expression, Fight)

"America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams."
- David Brooks
(Related: Dreams, Politics, America, Aspirations, Culture, Democracy, Personality)

"Bring diversity back to agriculture. That's what made it work in the first place."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Work, Agriculture, Diversity, First)

"That's the thing. in medicine, you're used to saying there's a problem within the person, and saying there's a problem within the culture, that's not a medical answer. Medicine has to look in one direction, so there's only one type of answer that they can find."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Medical, Culture, Direction, Medicine, Saying)

"Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Power, Women, Gods, Spiritual, Today, World, Years)

"We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Countries, Desire, Investment)

"Just as we know rationally that the time will come when each of us as individuals will perish, so we know that our country, our culture and our species cannot exist for ever. Sometime there must be an end."
- Harrison Brown
(Related: Time, Country, Culture, End, Will)

"The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture."
- Robert McAfee Brown
(Related: Church, Content, Culture)

"The question we all face is what sort of culture we will live in for the rest of our lives and then hand on to the next generation - one that embraces these most basic of values, or one that collapses because of their absence."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Values, Absence, Culture, Question, Rest, Will)

"From the subtle to the extreme, our culture and our values are under unrelenting attack from the media."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Values, Culture, Extreme, Media)

"Blacks who have not succumbed to the victim culture have been, are, and will be doing quite well - all on their own, without handouts, affirmative action, and other patronizing measures."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Action, Culture, Will)

"Education must, be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of the will to explore them."
- Jerome S. Bruner
(Related: Education, Culture, Will, World)

"Just as there's garbage that pollutes the Potomac river, there is garbage polluting our culture. We need an Environmental Protection Agency to clean it up."
- Patrick Buchanan
(Related: Environmental, Culture, Protection)

"I had no words for these feelings. And then people started using the word Ms. Suddenly, there was this handle with which I could identify myself and understand why I felt so out of whack with the culture around me."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: People, Feelings, Culture, Word, Words)

"I think it's useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer these days is certainly not all tutus! So experience of other dance forms is a good idea."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Experience, Life, Dance, Idea)

"Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Culture, Discrimination, Gender, Violence)

"I can't tell you how much I love Target and Costco, that kind of culture, because it's something I never felt a part of. I've always felt like a tourist because I have never fit in anywhere."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Love, Culture)

"Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Vision, Community, Culture, Diversity, Identity, Sense, State)

"We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: History, People, Culture, Destiny, Language)

"All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Being, Culture)

"A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Culture, First, Man, Suspicion)

"It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of "culture.""
- John Cage
(Related: Music, Entertainment)

"Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Change, American, Culture, Environment, Party, Past, Years)

"Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Society, Creation, Culture, Freedom, Future, Jungle)

"Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Men, Destiny)

"Yeah, I don't deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Politics, Culture, Events)

"American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn't seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: People, Winning, Muslim, American, Culture, Respect)

"Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Being, Culture)

"I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Angels, Culture, Opinion)

"This is our culture, and I don't care who the musician is, if he avoids black people, then he is scared of something. He doesn't have confidence in himself or else he doesn't believe in what he's doing."
- Betty Carter
(Related: People, Care, Confidence, Culture)

"Most of my relationships were people in the business. Having said that, me and Tim don't really talk that much about work. He comes into my bit of the house every so often to vent but we don't really have very high, cultured conversations."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Business, Work, People, Relationships, Talk)

"If we are genuinely committed to promoting a culture of peace, as individuals we must look to our values and ensure that we all exhibit a peace loving life to our nation's children."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Life, Peace, Values, Children, Culture, Nation)

"Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Technology, Cinema, Culture, Harm, Losing, Originality)

"It's a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Babies, Credit, Culture, Open, Population)

"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Contempt, Culture)

"Culture is how biology responds and makes its living conditions better."
- C. J. Cherryh
(Related: Culture, Living)

"I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Attention, Care, Culture, Labor, Man, May, Understanding)

"True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Power, Agriculture, Contentment)

"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, Culture, Decisions, Popular, Pressure, Propaganda)

"In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Women, Agriculture, Discovery, Europe, Old)

"So imagine a world 6 degrees warmer. It's not going to recognize geographical boundaries. It's not going to recognize anything. So agriculture regions today will be wiped out."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Agriculture, Today, Will, World)

"The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy of peace appears more than ever to be the path that we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth."
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Related: Peace, Culture, Earth, Nations, Salvation)

"The return to the Organization of the United States of America, the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture that has inspired many other peoples."
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Related: America, Culture, states, United)

"Science, for hundreds of years, has spanned the differences between cultures and between countries."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Science, Countries, Years)

"I've always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it's also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Experience, People, Country, Research, Traveling, World)

"Looking at female candidates today, other women are the hardest on them, especially older women who were brought up in a different culture."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Women, Culture, Today)

"An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Art, Artist)

"Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Work, Artist, Talk)

"I live a perfectly happy and comfortable life in Blair's Britain, but I can't work up much affection for the culture we've created for ourselves: it's too cynical, too knowing, too ironic, too empty of real value and meaning."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Life, Work, Affection, Culture, Meaning, Value)

"There are works of literature whose influence is strong but indirect because it is mediated through the whole of the culture rather than immediately through imitation. Wordsworth is the case that comes to mind."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Culture, Imitation, Influence, Literature, Mind)

"We have been very conditioned by the cultures that we come from and are usually very identified with the particular gender that we happen to be a member of."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Gender)

"My idols are Janis Joplin and Annie Lennox, who are neither of them from the typical pop culture."
- Natalie Cole
(Related: Culture, Idols)

"If we refuse to accept as inevitable the irresponsibility and educational unconcern of the adolescent culture, then this poses a serious challenge."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Challenge, Culture)

"It seems to me that in the western world, culture has something to do with appearance. A person that's out creating good stuff has got to appreciate someone when they take the time to have an appearance that goes with what they're doing."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Time, Appearance, Culture, World)

"I think that the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that is its own entity. They're just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It's kind of untouched, it's not Americanized."
- Toni Collette
(Related: Culture)

"That the potential to become Level 5 exists in you and me and the people we work with and that it is then a process or a journey to nurture that seed... in a culture by and large that doesn't reinforce it."
- James Collins
(Related: Work, People, Culture, Journey, Potential)

"The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, People, Agriculture, Crisis, Energy, Production)

"Kinsey was trying to study sex scientifically, get rid of the overlay of culture and religion."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Religion, Sex, Culture, Study, Trying)

"The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Celebrity, Culture, End)

"Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Nature, God, Cats, Culture, Internet, Talk)

"Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Love, Music, People, Culture, Jazz, Minority, Popular)

"The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: American, Culture, Teenage, Years, Youth)

"Everybody gets too drunk sometimes; and even if everybody didn't, I have gotten too drunk sometimes. I haven't hurt anybody. In Ireland we drink a lot. It's part of our culture. I like drinking. I don't think it's a bad thing."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Culture, Drinking, Hurt, Ireland)

"Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Life, Agriculture, Water)

"With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Faith, Religion, Courage, Culture, Generations, Genocide, Suffering, Traditions, World)

"Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes against humanity because it is an effort to systematically wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: People, Culture, Effort, Genocide, Humanity)

"High school is such a shared experience in North American culture."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Experience, American, Culture, School)

"When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they're going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Culture, Future)

"Race wasn't an issue. My family was French, but Yorkville was a melting pot of races and cultures."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Family, Race)

"Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing they're whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: History, Religion, Cinema, Culture, Language, Literary, Want)

"In addition to the research, I enjoyed learning French and assimilating the culture of another country."
- James Cronin
(Related: Country, Culture, Learning, Research)

"Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Crime, Culture, Dogs, Parents, Police, Politicians, Popular, Schools)

"Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion, everything is O.K."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Culture, Obsession, Popular)

"One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture - some might say the supremely important aspect - is its extension in the historical and geographical senses to a degree unknown in the past."
- George Crumb
(Related: Culture, Past, Senses)

"Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer, in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical and geographical extensions of culture to which I have referred."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Culture, Sense, World)

"I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries that I have visited are showing an ever increasing interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, People, Countries, Interest)

"I love Chicago. It's such a great town, and it's got great culture and great history, and it's not as extreme as LA or New York, and it's just- it's hard for me for work, because I don't live and work in the same place and that's tough. But I'm- I love it."
- Joan Cusack
(Related: Love, Work, History, Chicago, Culture, Extreme)

"I think up until that time a lot of focus on Internet coverage was either sort of the bits and bytes aspect of it, sort of the high-tech aspect of it, and the sociological aspect of it, which is how it was transforming culture."
- James Daly
(Related: Time, Culture, Focus, Internet)

"But one of the most fantastic things about Ireland and Dublin is that the pubs are like Paris and the cafe culture. And Dublin, in many ways, is a pub culture."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Culture, Ireland, Paris)

"The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Control, Thoughts, Culture)

"I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Culture, Past)

"We humans are an extremely important manifestation of the replication bomb, because it is through us - through our brains, our symbolic culture and our technology - that the explosion may proceed to the next stage and reverberate through deep space."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Technology, Culture, Deep, May, Space)

"God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: God, Power, Survival, Culture, Environment, Value)

"No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Doubt, Driving, Force, Passion, Past, Self, Unconscious)

"Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Religion, Life, Positive, Christianity, Body, Culture, Destruction, Opinion)

"It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Christianity, Culture, Mission, Race)

"It is impossible for us to understand the Church if we regard her as subject to the limitations of human culture. For she is essentially a supernatural organism which transcends human cultures and transforms them to her own ends."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Church, Culture, Limitations, Supernatural)

"Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in theorder of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Nature, Being, Culture, Divinity, Grace, Humanism, Order)

"As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Religion, Christian, Culture, Idealism, Lies, Morals, Tradition)

"For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Men, Nature, Blood, Class, Culture, Human nature, Humanism, Humanity, Language, Limitations)

"I say it is indispensable to look ahead of and behind oneself in the present. If there is such a thing as tradition, and I believe there is, it can only exist in the sense of the most profound movements of culture."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Culture, Present, Sense, Tradition)

"It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Accident, Culture, First, Independence, Intention)

"I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life... and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work."
- Gerard Depardieu
(Related: Work, Life, Idea, Americans, Culture)

"France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: History, People, America, American, Culture, Disaster, Europe, France)

"Everything is arranged so that it be this way, this is what is called culture."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Culture)

"The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we're in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Idea, Culture, Film, Games, Kids, Now, Play, Right, Theft, Universe)

"The challenge is the culture. You have to have a vision for the BBC-it can't merely be that it's big and has a place in the market."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Vision, Challenge, Culture)

"The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Art, Finance, Country, Culture, Help, Rest)

"There are some liberals eager to embrace a culture void of morals, but the majority of America is made up of honest, hard-working families who turned out in droves to protect the traditional way of life."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Life, America, Culture, Liberals, Majority, Morals)

"If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Change, Culture, Want, Will)

"The theory of cultural bias... is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization. It can't be transplanted except to another variant of that organization."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Idea, Culture, Theory)

"There's an assumption in many of these cultures that these children are mentally retarded, when in fact they're not at all. I saw how the operation affects the child, as well as the child's family and often the village."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Family, Children, Fact)

"Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Change, Work, Company, Country)

"I've been thinking about the distorted view of science that prevails in our culture. I've been wondering about this, because our civilization is completely dependent on science and high technology, yet most of us are alienated from science."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Science, Technology, Civilization, Culture, Thinking)

"The Jews are trying to destroy all other cultures - as a survival mechanism - the only Nazi country in the world is Israel."
- David Duke
(Related: Survival, Country, Israel, Trying, World)

"In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics, but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look, we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Culture, Future, Light, Questions)

"Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Children, Example, Grandparents, Piety, Worship)

"I didn't choose Russia but Russia chose me. I had been fascinated from an early age by the culture, the language, the literature and the history to the place."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Age, History, Culture, Language, Literature, Russia)

"American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Environmental, War, Romance, American, Crime, Culture, Terror, Violence)

"But the idea that women can't take care of themselves still permeates our culture."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Women, Idea, Care, Culture)

"It's too hard for me to comment on the sorry state of our culture."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Culture, State)

"Pop culture is not about depth. It's about marketing, supply and demand, consumerism."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Culture, Marketing)

"If I wasn't doing this, I'd be in school studying political science or socioeconomic something. I love visiting different cultures and finding out how they make up a society."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Love, Science, Society, School)

"You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music, culture, the two races, the literature, and it's so rich."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: Music, Culture, Literature)

"You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: People, Culture, Entertainment, Fiction, Film, Right, Want)

"Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Habit, Being, Culture)

"That said, there is a tendency to help the large industrial conglomerate more quickly than the small company you have never heard of. That is something in the culture we are trying to change."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Change, Company, Culture, Help, Trying)

"Women are the victims of this patriarchal culture, but they are also its carriers. Let us keep in mind that every oppressive man was raised in the confines of his mother's home."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Home, Women, Mother, Culture, Man, Mind, Victims)

"While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Climate, Culture, Film, Media, Profit)

"We want people to experience art and think about it. The art reflects our time, it is about our culture."
- David Elliott
(Related: Art, Experience, Time, People, Culture, Want)

"It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: History, Hope, African, Culture, Future, Will)

"Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass - you don't see it, but somehow it does something."
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger
(Related: Culture)

"Culture means, I think, that you have widened your experience enough through reading and through being a little bit thoughtful about these things that it has changed your outlook in some ways. And not necessarily made you a better human being but made you see things."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Experience, Being, Culture, Reading, Thoughtful)

"Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Islam, Culture, Democracy, Perspective)

"According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Culture, Democracy, Religious)

"But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Culture, Democracy)

"Tahiti has been spoiled for many years, but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Years)

"I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Nature, Conservation, Culture, Force)

"Our incapacity to comprehend other cultures stems from our insistence on measuring things in our own terms."
- Arthur Erickson
"We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Conscience, Exploitation)

"This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Change, Culture, Materialism, World)

"We regard those other cultures, such as that of India, where many people live and believe and behave much as they did 1,000 or 2,000 years ago, as undeveloped."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: People, Years)

"Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the economic aspects of projects. There may be serious implications on the natural environment, the urban environment, on human culture."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Culture, Environment, May, Projects)

"Sex and drugs were simply not discussed in our culture at that time."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Time, Sex, Culture, Drugs)

"In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: People, Culture, Guitar, Spain, states)

"I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music. It's my fascination, my ongoing passion."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Love, Music, Culture, Passion)

"I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith, but I'm a massive pop fan. I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Love, Culture, Reflection)

"The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Civilization, Values, Culture, Duty, Principles)

"The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Civilization, Values, Culture, Principles)

"I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization."
- Frantz Fanon
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Importance, Language, Support, Weight)

"I recommend the same therapies for all humans with HIV. There is no reason to believe that physiologic responses to therapy will vary across lines of class, culture, race or nationality."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Class, Culture, Nationality, Race, Reason, Therapy, Will)

"Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government."
- Sam Farr
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Acceptance, Principles)

"Some of the substance of English words, I just don't understand at all because the culture's so strange to me."
- Chow Yun Fat
(Related: Culture, English, Words)

"You have to stay updated on trends, social things and pop culture, you need to stay with the times and keep evolving."
- Corey Feldman
(Related: Culture)

"Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of the dominant culture today."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Culture, Today)

"Am I Latin? Am I American? What the hell am I? I love my culture and I'm very proud of my culture."
- America Ferrera
(Related: Love, American, Culture, Hell)

"There are things in American culture that want to wipe the class distinction. Blue jeans. Ready-made clothes. Coca-Cola."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: American, Class, Clothes, Culture, Want)

"Most of the debate over the cultures of death and life is about process. The debate focuses on the technology available to determine how we prolong life and how and when we end it."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Death, Life, Technology, Debate, End)

"As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration, we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants that contribute so much to our nation's economy and culture."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Legal, Congress, Culture, Debate, Economy, Nation)

"I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point. I'm still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Popular)

"I think everyone is very surprised at how 'Matrix' has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is."
- Laurence Fishburne
(Related: Culture)

"More than 15 percent of the jobs in Ohio are tied in some way to agriculture. A strong agriculture means a strong economy."
- John Fisher
(Related: Agriculture, Economy, Jobs)

"The way we make sense of a realistic text is through the same broad ideological frame as the way we make sense of our social experience or rather, the way we are made sense of by the discourses of our culture."
- John Fiske
(Related: Experience, Culture, Sense)

"I'm proud of my Irish heritage and culture and this show will feature a lot of Irish dancing."
- Michael Flatley
(Related: Culture, Dancing, Irish, Will)

"I love the culture of grilling. It creates an atmosphere that is festive but casual."
- Bobby Flay
(Related: Love, Culture)

"I began demonstrating against serious culture. In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me, because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Culture, Events, Hindsight)

"The whole drive of western culture, the part of it which is serious, is towards an extreme objectification. It's carried to the point where the human subject is treated almost as if it's dirt in the works of a watch."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Culture, Extreme)

"Even before Europe was united in an economic level or was conceived at the level of economic interests and trade, it was culture that united all the countries of Europe. The arts, literature, music are the connecting link of Europe."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Music, Countries, Culture, Europe, Literature, Trade, United)

"Although, this is often used with negative connotations, I see ideology as an inherent part of culture."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Negative, Culture, Ideology)

"Culture clash is terrific drama."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Culture, Drama)

"Well, it's an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman, of course, but there was also the intention to describe a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms."
- John M. Ford
(Related: Adventure, Culture, Intention)

"To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Science, People, Creation, Culture, Possibilities, Spiritual, Spirituality, Study, Tradition)

"Tourism is a top priority activity for federal government, which is why it invests an average of over 2,500 million dollars a year in infrastructure works and integral projects that promote Mexico's culture and natural attractions."
- Vincente Fox
(Related: Government, Culture, Projects)

"In the last James Bond movie, the villain was a culture captain, a tycoon of culture, a Murdoch figure. It's not as if people don't know what is going on."
- Thomas Frank
(Related: People, Culture, Tycoon)

"What becomes fascinating is the way the culture industry doesn't deny it and doesn't try to mitigate it, but tries to sell its products as a way of liberating oneself."
- Thomas Frank
(Related: Culture)

"The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life."
- Al Franken
(Related: Life, Christian, Culture, Extreme, Global warming, Hypocrisy, Poverty, Religious, Right)

"I'll miss the comments from the people on the street who love the show and who have felt its impact on the culture. I won't miss the shooting schedule, though!"
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Love, People, Culture)

"Burroughs was never really that pleased with the way popular culture and society treated his character. He tried to make a few movies of his own as a result, but they weren't very good."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Movies, Society, Character, Culture, Popular, Result)

"Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I'm concerned."
- Martin Freeman
(Related: Music, People, Clothes, Culture, First)

"The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Aggression, Culture, Man)

"The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Architecture, Government, Science, Civilization, Agriculture, Literature, Painting)

"From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Character, African, Americans, Blood, Culture, Jazz, Justice)

"What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Sex, People, Being, Culture, Popular, Sex appeal)

"Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Culture, Man, Weakness)

"It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Culture, Limits)

"Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Religion, Culture, Present, Service, Understanding, Worship)

"The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Culture, Dignity, World)

"It's not worth it, it's not about money, especially when you're dealing with a culture. It should be about elevating the idea of what we are and who we are as people in the cinema, and that kind of stuff keeps dragging us back down."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Money, People, Idea, Cinema, Culture, Worth)

"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?"
- Ernest Gaines
(Related: Men, Culture)

"The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Culture, Speech)

"When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Marriage, Culture, Desire)

"No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Culture)

"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Soul, People, Culture, Nation)

"Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Heart, Culture, Mind)

"The center of Western culture is Greece, and we have never lost our ties with the architectural concepts of that ancient civilization."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Greece)

"A lot of knowledge in any kind of an organization is what we call task knowledge. These are things that people who have been there a long time understand are important, but they may not know how to talk about them. It's often called the culture of the organization."
- Howard Gardner
(Related: Time, People, Knowledge, Culture, May, Talk)

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: History, People, Knowledge, Culture, Past)

"I've always been fascinated by Asian culture, and I love that women can play the lead in a horror film."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Love, Women, Culture, Film, Horror, Play)

"When Culture Club broke up, I hadn't been going out a lot because we'd been working all the time, so I suddenly had this period of leisure. And it was just around the time that the whole acid house thing kicked off in London."
- Boy George
(Related: Time, Culture, Leisure, London)

"I don't think anyone could write about another culture and get it 100 percent accurate."
- Elizabeth George
(Related: Culture)

"Our culture is in moral chaos. On TV we celebrate freaks instead of honest, decent people."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: People, Chaos, Culture)

"The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family; he feels dispensable, his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it."
- George Gilder
(Related: Family, Wife, Children, Culture, Man, Sense, Welfare)

"Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Culture, Media)

"So American culture is itself a hybrid and lends itself to use in other people's hybrids."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: People, American, Culture)

"We're Jews, my family, and Jews break down into two distinct subcultures: book Jews and money Jews. We were money Jews."
- Ira Glass
(Related: Money, Family)

"I do like things that are not necessarily a reflection of what is considered the right thing by this culture. Somehow, promoting that status quo I find uninteresting."
- Crispin Glover
(Related: Culture, Reflection, Right)

"Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my Browning!"
- Hermann Goering
(Related: Culture, Word)

"Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(Related: Peace, Goal, Culture, Mind, Piety)

"Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Culture, Hatred, Will)

"The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer, nobler, higher, and more moral... Agriculture should be at the basis of everything. That's my idea."
- Nikolai Gogol
(Related: Experience, Idea, Agriculture, Land, Man)

"It is confusing, because in this culture we really don't have anything that corresponds to geisha."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Culture)

"I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Work, Mother, Father, College, Culture, Famous, Language, Man, School)

"Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Balance, Children, Culture, Fathers, Media, Past)

"Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Science, Culture, Tradition)

"You're a Catholic in Italy when you're born, it's unthinkable to stop being Catholic. You just take the rules a lot more seriously, because it pervades your culture."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Being, Culture, Italy, Rules)

"Whenever culture has gone through a radical change, as ours has - from industrial age to information age - there are people who will deny that things have changed; they resist it and refuse to change."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Age, Change, People, Culture, Information, Radical, Will)

"In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake. But that won't work in the new information culture, in the digital world we live in today."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Work, Mistake, Culture, Information, Schools, Today, World)

"I love Caribbean food. It's a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans."
- Bob Greene
(Related: Love, Food, Americans, Native Americans)

"English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Men, Care, Culture, English, Sense)

"There are people who wish to do us harm in the most heinous way. They want to kill Americans simply because they are Americans. They wish to destroy our culture and Nation because they don't like our freedoms, they don't like the fact that we are prosperous."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: People, Americans, Culture, Fact, Harm, Nation, Want)

"Just as the slave master required the slaves to imitate the image he had of them, so women, who live in a relatively powerless position, politically and economically, feel obliged by a kind of implicit force to live up to culture's image of what is female."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Women, Culture, Force)

"Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Movies, America, Culture, Jazz)

"The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Americans, Being, Culture, Light)

"Ancient eschatological texts are actually maps of the inner territories of the psyche that seem to transcend race and culture and originate in the collective unconscious."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Culture, Race, Unconscious)

"For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Life, Certainty, Culture, Key, Meaning, Study, Understanding)

"Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died in the context of an extended family, clan, or tribe."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Family, People, Dying)

"Many cultures have independently developed a belief system in reincarnation that includes return of the unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Belief, Consciousness, Earth, Reincarnation)

"The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed themselves against the rising proletariat with, among other things, 'culture.'"
- George Grosz
"It's an old ploy of the bourgeoisie. They keep a standing 'art' to defend their collapsing culture."
- George Grosz
(Related: Culture, Old)

"It's exciting to think that something I'm involved in is touching so many people in so many cultures."
- Paul Guilfoyle
(Related: People)

"You get people talking about being worried about their art, and dances... their culture being wiped out or taken over, and yet these same people are taking advantage of their people to use them as cheap labour."
- Arlo Guthrie
(Related: Art, People, Being, Culture, Talking)

"I'm somebody who's really contributed to culture. Popular culture."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Culture, Popular)

"I think the Lower East Side inspires me. That whole neighborhood, a lot of the people that I worked with, seeing what we've gone through in life, being given an opportunity to understand who I am; my identity, my culture, and my roots."
- Luis Guzman
(Related: Life, People, Opportunity, Being, Culture, Identity)

"Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Time, Behavior, Children, Encouragement, Imitation, Observation)

"I wonder what it means about American literary culture and its transmission when I consider the number of American poets who earn their living teaching creative writing in universities. I've ended up doing that myself."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: American, Culture, Literary, Living, Poets, Teaching, Wonder, Writing)

"Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes - clashes of ego."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Time, People, Culture, Ego, Needs, Saying)

"I think it's even harder because I think as always, Hollywood is sort of glamour central for the world, and the entire world looks to it for not only entertainment, but the whole idea of the youth factor and youth being sold to our culture via young actors and actresses."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Idea, Actors, Being, Culture, Entertainment, Glamour, Hollywood, World, Youth)

"Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: Culture)

"We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: People, Culture, Help, Language)

"Most of the monsters... are based on some sort of mythology. Every culture and even some geographical areas have monsters and mythology that is their own."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Culture, Mythology)

"In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Time, Agriculture, Discovery, Invention, Logic, Property)

"Remember, this was a world that was still ethnically separated. I was thirteen and ignorant of the social situation in America, but I felt these records were better than what my own culture was turning out."
- Roy Harper
(Related: America, Culture, World)

"There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Canada, Culture)

"I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened in the decades following Confederation, there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Canada, Culture, Defeat)

"I'm very influenced by landscapes, not so much the way places look as the way the names sound. In this country we've got so many cultures, and the place names - the Spanish names and the Indian names, which are so incredibly musical."
- Emmylou Harris
(Related: Country, Names, Sound)

"So I've done my fair share of theater. I have also been very fortunate in that I've been able to come to New York two or three times a year just to see as many shows as possible. I think the live theater culture here is incredible."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Culture, Theater)

"I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Experience, Culture, Want)

"Scientists care deeply about their place in that culture, and their contribution to it."
- Haldan Keffer Hartline
(Related: Care, Culture, Scientists)

"But what is more, if we have succeeded in adding to the basic understanding of our universe and ourselves, we will have made a contribution to the totality of human culture."
- Haldan Keffer Hartline
(Related: Culture, Understanding, Universe, Will)

"Judges who take the law into their own hands, who make up constitutional 'rights' in order to strike down laws they oppose, undermine the people's right to have their values shape public policy and define the culture."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: People, Policy, Values, Culture, Judges, Law, Laws, Order, Public, Public policy, Right)

"Not a single piece of material culture - not a single object - has been found at Giza that can be interpreted to come from a lost civilization."
- Zahi Hawass
(Related: Civilization, Culture)

"If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Culture)

"Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Bombs, Countries, Famine, Now, Production)

"I mention my age because I find people in this country - women, not men, of course - women are so troubled by their age. There's a culture of youth, and it's a phony culture."
- Teresa Heinz
(Related: Age, Women, People, Country, Culture, Youth)

"Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls."
- Heraclitus
(Related: People, Eyes, Poor)

"What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates? The American Jewish community is not going to survive by lining up against its common enemy."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: American, Community, Culture, Enemy, Judaism, Tradition)

"Most American Jews came from the lower middle classes, and therefore they brought with them not a lot of Jewish culture. The American Jewish story starts with Ellis Island, and the candy store in the Bronx."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: American, Culture)

"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."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: Love, People, Affection, Being, Care, Children, Culture, Dictators, Gold)

"Because the stuff that they feed kids now, they'll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium as far as art and culture is concerned."
- Billy Higgins
(Related: Art, Culture, Idiots, Kids, Now)

"Democracy is not something that happens, you know, just at election time, and it's not something that happens just with one event. It's an ongoing building process. But it also ought to be a part of our culture, a part of our lives."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Time, Building, Culture, Democracy)

"Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Agriculture, Day, Fortune)

"Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: Being, Blood, Culture)

"The culture is going into a psychological depression. We are concerned about our place in the world, about being competitive: Will my children have as much as I have? Will I ever own my own home? How can I pay for a new car? Are immigrants taking away my white world?"
- James Hillman
(Related: Car, Home, Being, Children, Culture, Depression, Will, World)

"Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months."
- Dee Hock
(Related: History, Country, Culture, Habits, Months, Now, Popular)

"Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's."
- Joel Hodgson
(Related: Culture, Living, Sense)

"I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers' works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there to write about than love and loss?"
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Dreams, Love, Movies, Work, Culture, Loss, Popular, Writers)

"Penn State has also continued to be a leader in Pennsylvania's largest industry: Agriculture."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Leader, Agriculture, State)

"I've never understood why artists, who so often condescend to the cliches of their own culture, are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Artists, Cliches, Culture, Nothing)

"It is obvious that the greatest and most important service that is required of our agriculture under existing conditions is an enlarged production of the staple food crops."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Obvious, Production, Service)

"I found a greater identity with my own emotions in the Armenian culture as I grew older, as well as from the beginning, although I didn't know anything about it."
- Alan Hovhaness
(Related: Beginning, Culture, Emotions, Identity)

"It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: Art, Education, Virtue, Culture, Writers, Writing)

"Businesses often forget about the culture, and ultimately, they suffer for it because you can't deliver good service from unhappy employees."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Culture, Employees, Forget, Service)

"The Chinese culture belongs not only to the Chinese but also to the whole world."
- Jinato Hu
(Related: Culture, World)

"One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Action, Control, Being)

"If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Culture)

"The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Culture)

"Culture means control over nature."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Nature, Control, Culture)

"An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Attitude, Culture, Emotions, Expression)

"Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Culture)

"Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Culture, Will)

"War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena for the culture of human nature; and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing more and more from the scene."
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
(Related: War, Nature, Culture, Human nature, Regret)

"I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade, manufacture, or commerce."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Agriculture, Commerce, Giving, Protection, Reason, Trade)

"Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: People, Culture, Trouble)

"It was this society and culture that among other things - including economic opportunities here and repression in Europe - attracted subsequent generations of immigrants to this country."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Society, Country, Culture, Europe, Generations, Repression)

"This call for a new culture is not a new idea."
- John Hutton
(Related: Idea, Culture)

"Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Culture, Leisure, World)

"As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends of the far-off centuries fade and pass away. No one sees their influence upon culture; no one sees their educational power."
- Douglas Hyde
(Related: Power, Culture, Influence, Language, Legends)

"I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. The stylings of my words are immodest, but it's the truth."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: History, Truth, Successful, Artist, Culture, Words)

"I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: History, Life, Leader, Islam, Culture, Law, Literature, Party, Study)

"Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Power, Vision, Culture)

"When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Power, Creativity, Force)

"I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture."
- Etta James
(Related: Music, American, Country, Culture, Jazz)

"Often, these downplay the power of cultural imperialism - in that sense, playing the game of US interests - by reassuring us that the global success of American mass culture is not as bad as all that."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Power, Success, American, Culture, Sense)

"And this fear that US models are replacing everything else now spills over from the sphere of culture into our two remaining categories: for this process is clearly, at one level, the result of economic domination - of local cultural industries closed down by American rivals."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Fear, American, Culture, Now, Result)

"The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Food, Music, Heart, American, Clothes, Culture, Globalization, Popular, Television, World)

"You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism, is a sign of one representing the community, it's not unique at all."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Community, Painting)

"I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry."
- Randall Jarrell
(Related: Poetry, Culture, Intellectuals)

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Culture, Earth, Garden, Occupation)

"Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Ideas, Culture, Famous)

"Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture."
- Juan Ramon Jimenez
(Related: Poetry, Culture, Grace, Literature, State)

"Our culture, language, history, and values are vital to uniting us as a nation."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: History, Values, Culture, Language, Nation)

"We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Men, Culture, Justice, Play, Principles, State)

"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Music, Culture, Expression, Healing, Humanity)

"Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Education, Life, Culture, Day, Joy, Wrestling)

"Indian culture certainly gives the Indian mind, including the mind of the Indian scientist, the ability to think out of the box."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Ability, Culture, Mind)

"On the professional side, those 18 years on the farm instilled my love for agriculture."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Love, Agriculture, Years)

"I'd love to do a musical. I've been known to have a good step or two. I'm half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily."
- Dwayne Johnson
(Related: Love, Culture, Dancing, Singing)

"Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Agriculture, Nation)

"When I hear the word culture - I release the safety-catch of my Browning."
- Hanns Johst
(Related: Culture, Safety, Word)

"The culture of the chairmanship is to be the dominant voice in the Fed. If you have a weak chairman... the markets could be very unsettled."
- David Jones
(Related: Culture, Voice)

"It's up to us to take pop culture back and to express quality and dignity for both boys and girls."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Quality, Boys, Culture, Dignity, Girls)

"Well, I don't think anyone now would say that they're painting the state of the culture of America. I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody to claim."
- Donald Judd
(Related: America, Culture, Now, Painting, State)

"I've had women tell me that when their daughters see them taking care of themselves, and being defined from within, and thinking for themselves instead of thinking about that silly culture out there, it's powerful modeling."
- Naomi Judd
(Related: Women, Being, Care, Culture, Daughters, Silly, Thinking)

"My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture, and they Americanized the family. My mother was a great example for me. She was a working mother with a good career."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Family, Mother, Career, Culture, Example, Parents)

"I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: Art, Society, Civilization, Vision, Artist, Country, Culture, Future, Importance)

"We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: History, Life, Culture, Land)

"We are somehow natured, not just to reproduce, but for sociality and even for culture."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Culture)

"I have strong sentiments toward Iran, since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people. I highly esteem Iranian music and culture."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Music, People, Culture)

"The notion that Jews are mythic creatures is well circulating in our culture."
- Steven T. Katz
(Related: Culture)

"If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Change, May, Names)

"Well unfortunately I didn't work with Andre much. But rap is a strong presence in the culture and anyone is going to grateful for its appearance, grateful for any kind of music that has the kind of effect that rap has had on us all."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Music, Work, Appearance, Culture, Effect, Rap)

"The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Life, Agriculture, Discovery, First)

"Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Agriculture, Being, Discovery, Mankind)

"I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today."
- Penelope Keith
(Related: Culture, Future, Generations, Now, Today, Trees)

"There's been a lot of discussion about NASA culture and changing that. I think our culture has always been one of trying to do a very difficult job and do it well."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Culture, Job, Trying)

"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Art, Society, Vision, Artist, Culture)

"When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Impression, Control, Children, Culture, Effect, Entertainment, Freedom, Media)

"Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television doesn't influence our culture, but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything that relies on television."
- Val Kilmer
(Related: Culture, Influence, Media, Presidency, Television, Theory)

"They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Work, Circumstances, Culture, Earth, Martyrs, Want)

"The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Artist, Culture, Popular)

"I grew up on a farm, and we didn't have cable and only limited radio stations, so I wasn't inundated with culture the way people in other parts of the country were. But I was really interested in it."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: People, Country, Culture)

"We could see that he was a charismatic guy who jumps over the moon and is very competitive, but nobody could have predicted what he would become to our culture."
- Phil Knight
(Related: Culture, Moon)

"At first, we couldn't be establishment, because we didn't have any money. We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are, a little bit. But, as we became No. 1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture and become a bit more planned."
- Phil Knight
(Related: Money, Culture, First)

"The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: People, Church, Artists, Culture, Study, Talk)

"Sometimes in the black culture, being raised as an independent woman is misconstrued as someone who doesn't need a man. I think that's wrong. I think we all need someone."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Being, Culture, Man, Woman, Wrong)

"It is just not enough to strengthen the secret services for the fight against terrorism but it's also necessary to advance dialogue between cultures."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Fight, Terrorism)

"The intellectual force of the West is still dominant, but other cultures are getting stronger. I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking in architecture and urban planning, and that less will be based on our models."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, Force, Planning, Thinking, Will)

"Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, Culture, Project, Years)

"If you put this in the context of Detroit in '64 or '65, the economy was booming. Everybody had jobs and there was a whole nightclub culture where bands could work."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Work, Culture, Economy, Jobs)

"The mission of the press is to spread culture while destroying the attention span."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Attention, Culture, Mission, Press)

"Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Civilization, Purpose, Agreement, Culture, Existence)

"I don't see a film industry in Germany. They have a great TV culture, but how many German films are really exciting?"
- Thomas Kretschmann
(Related: Culture, Film, Germany)

"Well, Winnepeg has everything to do with my music in the sense it was where I was born and raised, cultured and all that sort of thing. A lot of my experiences come from Winnepeg."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Music, Sense)

"If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture - not only national culture but global culture."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: American, Cities, Culture, Production)

"Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Culture, Irony)

"What's great is that because math is such a universal language, really, our fans come in all shapes and sizes, all ages and genders and races and backgrounds and cultures."
- David Krumholtz
(Related: Fans, Language)

"We wanted to do a woman on a reality show because that's what's happening right now-it's part of our culture."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Culture, Now, Reality, Right, Woman)

"What I love the most about modeling is that it opens you a lot of different doors of opportunities and takes you to many different places, which then put you in touch with various people and cultures."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Love, People)

"Just in the past few years - since I've been making movies, which isn't a very long time - you now have a culture that is fascinated and informed about the box office in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Time, Movies, Culture, Now, Office, Past, Years)

"Students of American glass must always keep in mind that the creations they collect are truly examples of our American culture... and thus have historical significance."
- James Lafferty
(Related: American, Culture, Mind, Students)

"We fully support the strikes against terrorist targets, not against the country, not against the culture, not against a religion, but against an enemy of them all."
- Ricardo Lagos
(Related: Religion, Country, Culture, Enemy, Support)

"We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Society, Class, Culture, Nation)

"At Cardozo, study of law is part of a larger culture. You can get a law degree and make a good living, but it is best that you do that having studied the discipline for its own inherent merit, because you love studying."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Love, Discipline, Culture, Law, Living, Merit, Study)

"I don't think the idea of homosexuality is really taboo any more. Our culture is evolving. This is an exciting time to be living."
- Andrew Lang
(Related: Time, Idea, Culture, Homosexuality, Living)

"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
(Related: Agriculture, Committee, Community, Congress, First, Needs, Washington, Years)

"In an individualistic culture, the narcissist is God's gift to the world. In a collectivist society, the narcissist is God's gift to the collective."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: God, Society, Culture, World)

"Labor is the source of all wealth and all culture."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: Wealth, Culture, Labor)

"I've been very lucky in my long life. On three continents, in diverse cultures, through happy moments, not-so-happy moments, and moments as marvelous as this one, I've had the privilege of working with the cinema's greatest masters."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Life, Cinema, Moments, Privilege)

"The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male; he is the active principle of culture, the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences."
- Teresa de Lauretis
(Related: Being, Culture)

"One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen."
- Antoine Lavoisier
(Related: Agriculture, Production, Workers)

"We are the meeting place, an entity that's trying to connect faith and culture."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Faith, Culture, Meeting, Trying)

"I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish. Culture is for everybody."
- Spike Lee
(Related: People, African, American, Culture, Saying, State)

"I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Music, Thought, People, Culture, Trying)

"I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the Jewish laws were already in force and the split was beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture."
- Gyorgy Legeti
(Related: Time, Beginning, Culture, Force, Laws)

"We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Power, Culture)

"So uncritically do we accept the idea of property in culture that we don't even question when the control of that property removes our ability, as a people, to develop our culture democratically."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: People, Idea, Control, Ability, Culture, Property, Question)

"A free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don't get paid."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Artists, Culture, Property)

"A free culture has been our past, but it will only be our future if we change the path we are on right now."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Change, Culture, Future, Now, Past, Right, Will)

"As we've seen, our constitutional system requires limits on copyright as a way to assure that copyright holders do not too heavily influence the development and distribution of our culture."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Development, Culture, Influence, Limits)

"A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Anarchy, Culture, Freedom, Property)

"I try not to become too regular an addict of any one subculture."
- Jonathan Lethem
"Universities are the custodians not only of the many cultures of man, but of the rational process itself."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Man)

"Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility."
- James Levine
(Related: Culture, Responsibility)

"Baseball is this intense subculture that actually doesn't speak very much for the larger culture."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Baseball, Culture)

"The CAFTA region currently imports $15 billion annually of U.S. agriculture and manufactured goods."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Agriculture)

"Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture, Chinese people. What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope."
- Jet Li
(Related: People, Hope, Culture, Talk, Want)

"My wife wanted my children to have some Chinese culture and education. She believes the children need to learn two languages and two cultures."
- Jet Li
(Related: Education, Wife, Children, Culture)

"I need to talk about Chinese culture. We have deep, strong philosophy and culture. I want to share some information, tell the worldwide audience."
- Jet Li
(Related: Culture, Deep, Information, Philosophy, Talk, Want)

"English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don't know that I'm from China. They think I'm from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they're starting to merge. Still the culture is very different."
- Bai Ling
(Related: Culture, English, Hollywood, Language)

"Every culture loves scatological humour. That's always a favourite."
- Alex D. Linz
(Related: Culture)

"The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers, which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion."
- Friedrich List
(Related: Growth, Agriculture, Effect)

"Well, news is anything that's interesting, that relates to what's happening in the world, what's happening in areas of the culture that would be of interest to your audience."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Culture, Interest, News, World)

"If your audience is young, it'd be youth culture, if your audience is older, it'd be older people, if it were senior citizens, it'd be senior citizen issues. So you try and hit the target audience."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: People, Culture, Youth)

"And so popular culture raises issues that are very important, actually, in the country I think. You get issues of the First Amendment rights and issues of drug use, issues of AIDS, and things like that all arise naturally out of pop culture."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Country, Culture, First, Rights, Popular)

"No, I'm not a comic book guy. I'm pretty fascinated with the subculture though and I do think that the world of comic books is such a natural transition into film."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Books, Film, Pretty, World)

"When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Women, Culture, Present, Will)

"Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species."
- Konrad Lorenz
(Related: Evolution, Fact, Historians, Will)

"Gay culture is surviving and thriving. Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Success, Positive, Culture, Gay, Violence)

"Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge is altered as societies enter what is known as the postindustrial age and cultures enter what is known as the postmodern age."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Age, Knowledge)

"When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: People, Commitment, Culture)

"The tango is really a combination of many cultures, though it eventually became the national music of Argentina."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: Music)

"I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: People, Questions, Talking, Traveling, World, Years)

"There's a general culture in this country to cut all the trees. It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Country, Culture, Trees)

"A man is a man in every part of the world. It has nothing to do with race. It has to do with the culture and education that each man has received since he was a child, in his home. It has to do with how he was raised."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: Education, Home, Culture, Man, Nothing, Race, World)

"The question is, will we continue to fight what may be a rearguard action to defend universal literacy as a central goal of our education system, or are we bold enough to see what's actually happening to our culture?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Education, Action, Goal, Culture, Fight, May, Question, Will)

"Is it possible that literacy standards are falling because young Australians are growing up in a culture in which they can be entertained and informed, and in which they can communicate effectively, without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Culture, Growing up)

"Although we love the idea of choice - our culture almost worships it - we seek refuge in the familiar and the comfortable."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Love, Idea, Choice, Culture)

"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts."
- James Madison
(Related: Agriculture, America, Population, Prosperity)

"It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Culture, Writer)

"As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Education, Goals, Agriculture, Democracy, Direction, Tension)

"Anyone interested in the world generally can't help being interested in young adult culture - in the music, the bands, the books, the fashions, and the way in which the young adult community develops its own language."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Music, Being, Books, Community, Culture, Help, Language, World)

"Culture's worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we're all totalitarian beasts."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Culture, Worth)

"Well there is a lot of work here for younger and older musicians now. Our Ministry of Culture has now really embarked on changing things for artists, and it is getting much better. We just have to organize ourselves as artists, and then things will be better."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Work, Artists, Culture, Musicians, Now, Will)

"Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture. Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Society, Afghanistan, Complexity, Culture, Reason)

"Rap is a gimmick, but I'm for the hip-hop, the culture."
- Method Man
(Related: Culture, Rap)

"I have lived my life in a culture that hates fat people."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Life, People, Culture)

"People in this country haven't stopped hating fat people, but they've become more kind to me, since in our culture, even though we hate our fat people, we love our celebrities even more."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Love, People, Country, Culture, Hate)

"So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Life, People, Being, Culture, Day, Pride)

"Culture and possessions, there is the bourgeoisie for you."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Culture, Possessions)

"The role of the federal government should be neutral toward culture just as it is toward religion."
- Preston Manning
(Related: Government, Religion, Culture)

"This is the culture you're raising your kids in. Don't be surprised if it blows up in your face."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: Culture, Kids)

"I wouldn't be surprised if some day, they put the Simpsons in the Smithsonian. It's become part of our culture, those characters."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Culture, Day)

"It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths."
- Greil Marcus
(Related: Culture, End, Myths)

"Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Culture, Reality)

"So I've never found there was any particular separation between the two cultures at all, musically speaking."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Separation)

"I gave up my base in popular culture when I left the Tonight Show."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Culture, Popular)

"Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Talent, Country, Culture, Humanity)

"I was immediately smitten with an attraction to this culture, not in the sense of high culture but of the basic way people behaved towards one another."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: People, Culture, Sense)

"I get most of my news from the Jon Stewart Daily Show. It's the most level commentary you can find. You have to laugh, because it's all so true. It's the closest thing to a counterculture."
- John Mayall
(Related: News)

"So I am totally aware that when I defend the autonomy of art I'm going counter to my own development. It's more an instinctive reaction, meant to protect the private aspect of the work, the part I am most interested in and which nowadays is at risk in our culture."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Art, Work, Development, Culture, Risk)

"For many years, our Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters have paid a great price. Other Jews have rejected them, and the Christian church would require they walk away from their traditions to fit into the Gentile culture. We must face these past wrongs."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Christian, Church, Brothers, Culture, Past, Sisters, Traditions, Wrongs, Years)

"On this National Agriculture Day, when we all should be taking time to thank and pay tribute to America's farmers, ranchers and their families who produce the food for our tables, we are finding those same people in dire need of our help and support."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Food, Time, People, Agriculture, America, Day, Help, Support, Tribute)

"Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening budget on agriculture subsidies."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Agriculture, Problems, Today)

"Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought, threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires. Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse conditions in the agriculture industry."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Agriculture)

"But having said that, what's happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Finance, Culture, Reform)

"Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint."
- Gates McFadden
(Related: Culture, Language, Learning)

"I always feel more comfortable in chaotic surroundings. I don't know why that is. I think order is dull. There is something about this kind of desire for order, particularly in Anglo Saxon cultures, that drive out this ability for the streets to become a really exotic, amorphous, chaotic, organic place where ideas can, basically, develop."
- Malcolm Mclaren
(Related: Ideas, Ability, Desire, Order)

"The mathematics of rhythm are universal. They don't belong to any particular culture."
- John McLaughlin
(Related: Culture, Mathematics)

"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 to it."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Art, Beginning, Culture, Old)

"I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Art, Beginning, Culture, Dew, Old)

"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Values, Culture, Will)

"Culture makes all men gentle."
- Menander
(Related: Men, Culture)

"A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it's all Urdu. I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Culture, Popular, Words)

"The mixture of the Trinidadian people and the Indian people has caused a new culture to emerge."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: People, Culture)

"Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Limits, Production)

"From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Culture, Guitar, Youth)

"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."
- Adam Michnik
(Related: Power, Americans, Cowboys, Culture, France, Right, Thinking, World)

"I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department. Certainly I have made fewer enemies, but that isn't very difficult."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: American, Culture, Enemies, Friends, State)

"It's ironic that in our culture everyone's biggest complaint is about not having enough time; yet nothing terrifies us more than the thought of eternity."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Time, Thought, Complaint, Culture, Eternity, Nothing)

"The marriage of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored in all cultures and by every religious faith. It's in this institution that children are meant to be nurtured. We know this after thousands of years of human experience."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Experience, Marriage, Faith, Children, Man, Religious, Woman, Years)

"The relentless pressures of the so-called marketplace have distorted all our culture industries."
- Mark Crispin Miller
(Related: Culture)

"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."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Power, Appearance, Culture, Ideology, May, Present)

"We are women. We are a subject people who have inherited an alien culture."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Women, People, Culture)

"Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Life, Circumstances)

"Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here."
- Yao Ming
(Related: America, Basketball, Culture, Language, Learning, Will)

"When you're trying to pass on the best of the stuff you're culling to what should be a hungry culture but you have it diminished... that's kind of disappointing."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Culture, Trying)

"The more decadent a culture gets, the more they have a need for what they don't have at all, which is innocence, so you end up with kiddie porn and a perverse obsession with youth."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Culture, End, Innocence, Obsession, Youth)

"The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Artist, Humanity)

"The Ice Storm, because of the movie, has had, or is to have, a vigorous life in other cultures."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Life)

"Our laws are a reflection of our culture. Our culture does not condone the torture of innocent and defenseless creatures. And we as a society believe all God's creatures should be treated humanely."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Society, God, Culture, Laws, Reflection)

"Every now and again, the alternative culture is cherished by the mainstream for what it is, rather than how it should be, like the mainstream popular music."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: Music, Culture, Now, Popular)

"I really want to do a book on the history of the no-wave music scene in New York, how it extended out and formed lots of other things. It was such a great visual culture."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: History, Music, Culture, Want)

"When you have an idea for a story, you want those characters to reach as many people as you can. I think you normally think of prose as a way of doing that. It fits our time, the culture."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Time, People, Idea, Culture, Prose, Want)

"The tunes, rhythms, and messages are drawn mainly from secular culture."
- Richard Morris
(Related: Culture)

"The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out."
- Lance Morrow
(Related: American, Culture, Murder)

"There are lots of stories about my culture that I think bring a whole other perspective to who we are and where we have been and how we got here that I think need to be done."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Culture, Perspective)

"I think it talks about that there needs to be some proactive attack against drugs infiltrating our culture."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Culture, Drugs, Needs)

"A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for a still longer period."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Lie, Culture)

"The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself."
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(Related: Change, Politics, Success, Society, Truth, Conservative, Culture, Liberal)

"The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Power, Art, Creativity, Culture, Energy, Living)

"The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Culture, Environment, Machine, Spiritual)

"If we ever start communicating with living creatures from other planets, the number one priority is, how are you going to communicate information? Even between different cultures here on Earth, you get into communication problems."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Communication, Earth, Information, Living, Problems)

"I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Development, Culture, Evil, Satan, Struggle)

"Therefore reinforcing a stereotype, therefore thinking that the entire Indian culture is just made of people that are against their children's decisions."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: People, Children, Culture, Decisions, Thinking)

"I'm a British intern going in. I'm hoping that John will just kind of tackle it from who this person is and what she's about rather than trying to go in on her culture. We need to move a step forward than that."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Culture, Trying, Will)

"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."
- Ajay Naidu
(Related: Ideas, Acting, Culture, School, Summer)

"When we were engaged in the problems of survival we had no time to have anything to do with culture."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Time, Survival, Culture, Problems)

"I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture."
- Holly Near
(Related: Culture, Perspective)

"Well, I think they're all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it's the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin type figure."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Culture, Guidance, Man, World)

"Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Culture, Mind, Spirit)

"The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Environmental, Conservation, Culture)

"It's what the Iraqi people are going through right now. They have encountered a victorious, hostile force-but, you know, there they still are. There their culture is, there their history is, they're not going anywhere."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: History, People, Culture, Force, Now, Right)

"If we win, we'll make history, and I'll serve you on the Agriculture Committee."
- George Nethercutt
(Related: History, Agriculture, Committee)

"If a church offers no truth that is not available in the general culture - in, for instance, the editorials of the New York Times or, for that matter, of National Review - there is not much reason to pay it attention."
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Related: Truth, Church, Attention, Culture, Reason)

"In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Culture, England, Youth)

"And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Culture)

"I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Culture, Popular, Youth)

"The Irish and British, they love satire, it's a large part of the culture."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Love, Culture, Irish, Satire)

"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Culture, Writing)

"Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age."
- Alfred Nobel
(Related: Age, Agriculture)

"Diligent as one must be in learning, one must be as diligent in forgetting; otherwise the process is one of pedantry, not culture."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Culture, Learning)

"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."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Culture, Learning)

"Learning has always been made much of, but forgetting has always been deprecated; therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself throughout the modern world at the expense of culture."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Culture, Learning, Pretty, World)

"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."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Knowledge, Body, Culture, May, Possession)

"I feel that Christian music is a subculture directed towards the Christians. It's not really being exposed to non-Christians and it's not really created for non-Christians, so non-Christians almost never hear any of this music."
- Larry Norman
(Related: Music, Christian, Being)

"The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s."
- Alex North
(Related: Society, Countries, Culture, states, Turkey, United)

"Today it's not culture; it's box office."
- Alex North
(Related: Culture, Office, Today)

"I think pot should be legalized, but I think the promotion of party culture is irresponsible."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Culture, Party, Promotion)

"The children, each of those kids is in touch with nature and traditional aboriginal culture so a very important part of getting performances from them was just letting them be and trying to capture the unique spirituality that was in each of them."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: Nature, Children, Culture, Kids, Spirituality, Trying)

"We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Quality, Commitment, Culture, Help, Kids, Options, Quantity)

"Mexico and the U.S. are bound not only because of the common border, but by a shared culture and history."
- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
(Related: History, Culture)

"To me, the decathlon is its own little society and I am part of that culture."
- Dan O'Brien
(Related: Society, Culture)

"We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Movies, America, Culture, English, Television)

"Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Life, Values, Americans, Culture, Leaders, Liberty, Want)

"I am one of the writers who wish to create serious works of literature which dissociate themselves from those novels which are mere reflections of the vast consumer cultures of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Literature, World, Writers)

"When I look at the system here and look at my position - not just as a basketball player, but when I look around me at the values of the people and the culture and compare them with the values of where I came from - I feel so blessed to be from Africa."
- Hakeem Olajuwon
(Related: People, Values, Basketball, Culture)

"Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture - academia, the most powerful media and many of our courts."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Animals, Culture, Machines, Media)

"I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture."
- Laurence Olivier
(Related: Culture, Theater)

"You get more churches burned down in the United States in the last two years than in the last hundred, because of the lack of understanding of culture and diversity and the beauty of it."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Beauty, Churches, Culture, Diversity, states, Understanding, United, Years)

"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
(Related: Islam, Culture, Right)

"After the First World War the economic problem was no longer one of production. It was the problem of finding markets to get the output of industry and agriculture dispersed and consumed."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: War, Agriculture, First, Production, World, World war)

"On my parents' scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Values, Parents)

"I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues."
- Jimmy Page
(Related: Musicians)

"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!"
- Camille Paglia
(Related: History, Culture, Talking)

"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."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Life, Policy, Knowledge, America, American, Culture, Media, Public, Public policy)

"My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort."
- Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
(Related: Health, Mistake, People, Comfort, Culture, Independence)

"I think you learn a lot about a country from its art. To me, it's part of the drama of life. It teaches you that there are places, moments and incidents in other cultures that genuinely have a life of their own."
- Michael Palin
(Related: Life, Art, Country, Drama, Moments)

"I came to office promising major ethics reform to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is a law. While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't believe our citizens should have to pay for. That luxury jet was over-the-top. I put it on eBay."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Culture, End, Ethics, Law, Luxury, Office, Reform, Self, Today)

"Realizing that they can't get their agenda across: against religious liberty, against a culture of life, they can't get those issues across through the legislature, as people respond and their elected officials represent them, so they attempt to do it through the courts."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: Life, People, Culture, Liberty, Religious)

"The service of philosophy, of speculative culture, towards the human spirit, is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Life, Culture, Observation, Philosophy, Service, Spirit)

"The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Age, Culture)

"The target market is for people who have not been entrenched in Web culture."
- John Patrick
(Related: People, Culture)

"Many dotcoms recruited people from existing companies who were quite experienced in finance, marketing, distribution and other disciplines but not necessarily experienced in the Web culture."
- John Patrick
(Related: Finance, People, Culture, Marketing)

"I read some, and then visited with people involved in this curious, exciting and somewhat misunderstood sub-culture. I met with a fang maker, who offered to fit me for an exquisite pair."
- James Patterson
(Related: People)

"In my view the European culture carries a very heavy responsibility for the creation of Israel... it is a product of both British and Stalin's anti- Semitism, but the British never faced their own complicity in its construction."
- Tom Paulin
(Related: Creation, Culture, Israel, Responsibility)

"When the National Security Agency recruited me, they put me through a day of lie detector tests. They found out all my weaknesses and immediately seduced me. They used the strongest drugs in our culture, sex, power and money, to win me over."
- John Perkins
(Related: Power, Money, Sex, Lie, Culture, Day, Drugs, National security, Tests)

"George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997, time enough to have changed the Agency's culture. He has failed. He should go."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Culture)

"The Bible was written in several languages, embraces many literary forms, and reflects cultures very different from our own. These are important considerations for properly understanding the Bible in its context."
- Troy Perry
(Related: Bible, Literary, Understanding)

"Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Financial, Abuse, Corporations, Culture, Fraud, Media, Responsibility)

"That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent, the behavior of its members is a universal; but the methods, the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Society, Control, Behavior, Culture)

"There has to be innate circuitry that does the learning, that creates the culture, that acquires the culture, and that responds to socialization."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Culture, Learning)

"The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean unity of the ancient world, nor what may be regarded as the truly essential features of the Roman culture as it still existed in the 5th century, at a time when there was no longer an Emperor in the West."
- Henri Pirenne
(Related: Time, Culture, May, Unity, World)

"The more English is heard in the world, the more gratifying it seems to speak French, and above all to know the culture of our country. They find a kind of French social grace in the language and culture."
- Bernard Pivot
(Related: Country, Culture, English, Grace, Language, World)

"It is a culture voice, but it is a very American culture voice, and I am very used to English culture voice. So I had to work like hell to flatten those R's."
- Christopher Plummer
(Related: Work, American, Culture, English, Hell, Voice)

"Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: History, Time, Culture, Importance, Thinking, Universe, Years)

"With a movie you're creating from the beginning this particular work, let's not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let's just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Art, Movies, Work, Accident, Beginning, Culture, Popular)

"There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Nature, Progress, Concern, Culture, Wilderness)

"Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Company, Now)

"New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Age, Artists, Culture, Needs, Old, Past)

"It's a song that we sing after we win a Test match. We sing it after every one-day series win. It's been passed down through the generations. It's the culture of the Australian team."
- Ricky Ponting
(Related: Culture, Generations, Song)

"Well, right now, I'm very fascinated with 1920s Berlin. I mean, probably the more interesting thing would be to go to the beginning of civilization or precivilization - like polytheistic times. It would be interesting to see what came before modern religion and culture - what circumstances created the environment or the need for it."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Religion, Civilization, Beginning, Circumstances, Culture, Environment, Now, Right)

"It is impossible to fuse totally with a culture for which you feel a measure of antagonism."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Culture, Measure)

"Well, one hopes that if you're really related to the core of your particular culture, you have profound commitments to it, and that you are aware of how much you can strain it before you do violence to its essential nature."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Nature, Culture, Violence)

"Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Beauty, Home, Patriotism, People, Culture, Man, World)

"That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Vision, Culture, Now)

"In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is, who should be listened to and when."
- Max de Pree
(Related: Authority, Leaders, Symbol)

"Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Culture, Difficulty, Enemy, Russia)

"The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
"The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: People, Court, Culture, Future, Kids, Listening, School, Schools, Talking)

"Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture."
- Quintilian
(Related: Work, Talent, Agriculture, Profit, Will)

"Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Culture, Ethics, Needs, Rebirth)

"What is attempted in these film is of course a synthesis. But it can be seen by someone who has his feet in both cultures. Someone who will bring to bear on the films involvement and detachment in equal measure."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Feet, Film, Measure, Will)

"The beginnings of the hacker culture as we know it today can be conveniently dated to 1961, the year MIT acquired the first PDP-1."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Beginnings, Culture, First, Today)

"The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Power, Quality, Civilization, Wealth, Artists, Culture, Military, Poets, Worth)

"But the further step, by means of which a civilization is given its quality or culture, is only attained by a process of cellular division, in the course of which the individual is differentiated, made distinct from and independent of the parent group."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Quality, Civilization, Culture)

"When I started graduate school I was interested in the culture of the Civil Rights Movement."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Civil rights, Culture, School)

"I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we're close to that."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Society, Culture, Mythology)

"Dream study impacts culture. We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams. We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world. That helps spiritualize our lives."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Dreams, Culture, Study, World)

"When the media defines something, you have to question: Is it the definition that you want applied to your culture? I'm trying to determine who's leaving the legacy, and if the legacy that is being left is a positive one."
- Tim Reid
(Related: Positive, Being, Culture, Media, Trying, Want)

"How did we suddenly become entranced with gangster culture? I saw it this morning on campus. When did the black community say we should all look like criminals?"
- Tim Reid
(Related: Community, Culture)

"We need only look to our Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to see the value that Native languages bring not only to their culture, but to the security of all Americans."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: War, Americans, Culture, Security, Value, World, World war)

"I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn't really there yet."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Sports, America, Baseball, Basketball, Culture, Football, Soccer)

"Profits might also increase, because improvements might take place in agriculture, or in the implements of husbandry, which would augment the produce with the same cost of production."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Agriculture, Production)

"After 9/11, we realized that all these silly culture wars, and arguing about rock lyrics... who cares? You know, we, for some reason, remembered what our real problems are."
- Frank Rich
(Related: Culture, Problems, Reason, Silly)

"In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn't have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Environmental, Health, Country, Culture, Deep, Europe)

"Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados. When I shot my 1st video I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines."
- Rihanna
(Related: Culture, Dancing, Growing up)

"Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts, and photography is in their blood."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Blood, Culture, Photography)

"Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture, the picture should hold up."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Culture, Language)

"Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama."
- J. M. Roberts
(Related: Gardening, Anarchy, Culture, Drama, Painting, Skill)

"Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues, but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture. They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Agriculture, Disaster, May, President)

"Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Community, Concern, Economy, Nation, Risk, Security)

"There's an assault on human sexuality, as Judge Scalia said, they've taken sides in the culture war and on top of that if we have a democracy, the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: War, Culture, Democracy, Law, Sexuality, Vote, Will)

"Black culture is something I don't relate to much at all."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Culture)

"I'm more of a culture hummingbird."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: Culture)

"The whole surf culture is starting to embrace women a lot more."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Women, Culture)

"The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas season does spring from myriad cultures and sources, from St. Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Truth, Advertising, Christmas, Spring)

"Nevada has a world-class economy. It will only build a world-class culture with world-class research universities coupled with the Desert Research Institute."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Culture, Economy, Research, Will, World)

"As an integral part of the Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service monitors our Nation's agriculture to protect against agricultural pests and diseases."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Health, Agriculture, Nation, Service)

"The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight."
- Harold Rosenberg
(Related: Education, Purpose, Being, Culture)

"We're warriors, this culture, and we're very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Sex, Culture, Violence)

"Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life, and I think they cannot understand its terms, but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Life, Culture, Dying, Quarrel)

"Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Dad, Time, People, Ideas, Culture, Nation, Reading, School)

"The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Change, Idea, Progress, Ideas, Conservative, Culture, Uncertainty)

"With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Agriculture, Being, Machine, Madness, Mankind, Misery, Now)

"By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you'd be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets."
- Richard Russo
(Related: People, America, American, Culture, Television, Writing)

"Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Culture, Popular, Reality)

"Instead of kids just hearing about beads and baskets and fringe, and about what 'was' and 'were,' we present Native American culture as a living contemporary culture."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: American, Culture, Hearing, Kids, Living, Present)

"I have always said there is only one thing that can bring our nation down - our dependence on foreign countries for food and energy. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy."
- John Salazar
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Countries, Dependence, Economy, Energy, Nation)

"By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well."
- John Salazar
(Related: Agriculture, Efficiency, Energy, Options)

"So I feel a responsibility to help first-time film-makers in Brazil, but also to increase the dialogue between film cultures which are really wonderful and so much closer to us than what we do see on our screens."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Brazil, Film, First, Help, Responsibility)

"I come from a country and also a continent whose identity is in the making. We're a very young culture, and I think that things are not yet crystallised."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Country, Culture, Identity)

"My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I jumped from country to country and culture to culture."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Life, Father, Country, Culture)

"Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Life, Culture, Effort, Example, Joy, Philosophy, Principles, Respect, Value)

"Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Marriage, Culture)

"I try to support groups that are about educating people about different races, different religions, different cultures and different situations so that we can break down the barriers of prejudice and bigotry."
- Loretta Sanchez
(Related: People, Bigotry, Prejudice, Support)

"The game is the ultimate significance to me because it is so important to a lot of people. It has left a mark on our culture to be voted as one of the best to ever play."
- Barry Sanders
(Related: People, Culture, Play)

"I am convinced that the stratigraphic method will in the future enable archaeology to throw far more light on the history of American culture than it has done in the past."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: History, American, Culture, Future, Light, Past, Will)

"The style of the Bible in general is singularly adapted to men of every class and grade of culture, affording the child the simple nourishment for its religious wants, and the profoundest thinker inexhaustible matter of study."
- Philip Schaff
(Related: Men, Bible, Class, Culture, Religious, Study, Style)

"What makes cookbooks interesting is to find out about the people and the culture that invented the food."
- Vincent Schiavelli
(Related: Food, People, Culture)

"The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Truth, Christmas, Culture, Economy, Football, Holidays, Meaning, Thanksgiving, Turkey)

"The cornerstone of the political correctness that dominates campus culture is radical feminism."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Culture, Feminism, Radical)

"I think the international appeal of SF is quite understandable since the kinds of people who like to read it, are, by the nature of the beast, interested in other cultures, of which other nations on Earth are the closest available example."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Nature, People, Earth, Example, Nations)

"If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: People, Gods, Advertising, Americans, Culture, Popular, Silly)

"And it is this sense that some of us have to contribute to the culture, to the society in ways that may hurt financially, so what? We do it because we are born to do it, we feel we have no other choice and so be it."
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: Society, Choice, Culture, Hurt, May, Sense)

"Towns are suffering from all these things, we should unite until we are all satisfied, man cannot be killing each other as if we were animals, as if we had no culture; that is a lack of culture."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Animals, Culture, Killing, Man, Suffering)

"Having had that experience... I think, what modern culture wants to see is the relationship with the woman. I don't think you can tell a story on film nowadays where the woman simply is there for the man when he decides to settle down."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Experience, Culture, Film, Man, Woman)

"So we have to be careful because if you don't protect your culture you won't have it for very long."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Culture)

"I kind of worry about that a little bit - we lost our film culture for 30 years because the Americans came in and bought up all the cinema chains and wouldn't show any Australian films."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Americans, Cinema, Culture, Film, Worry, Years)

"In a kind of a way there's a bit of that happening now so we have to be careful to preserve our culture."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Culture, Now)

"It's because we are so flooded with American culture that we're startled when we see ourselves up there on the screen."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: American, Culture)

"With what's happened in the world the last three years, it's easier to see why it's become popular again to diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture."
- Tony Shalhoub
(Related: American, Culture, Popular, World, Years)

"In our culture we have such respect for musical instruments, they are like part of God."
- Ravi Shankar
(Related: God, Culture, Respect)

"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
(Related: Community, Culture, Democracy, Nations, Traditions)

"It is important to remember that some of the most serious thinkers once thought that democracy was not compatible with the cultures of Germany, Italy, Japan, Latin America and Russia."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Thought, America, Democracy, Germany, Italy, Russia)

"We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: People, Virtue, Country, Culture, Land, Language)

"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."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Policy, Act, America, Canada, Community, Culture, English, Fight, Iraq, Language, Promise, Rules, Will)

"What we try to say is that it doesn't matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat or conservative or independent. You are equally responsible for your place in the culture, and you must make a contribution, and you must accept responsibility for what goes down on your watch."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Conservative, Culture, Republican, Responsibility)

"And there are so many people in the third world suffering so horribly right now, and we are so focused on ourselves and our culture that a lot of things are showing up in our culture that are making it impossible for us to focus on others. We're so self-focused."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: People, Culture, Focus, Now, Right, Self, Suffering, World)

"My second record was all about big ideas - I was trying to make big statements about the culture, about life. I think in a certain way, I was a 27 year old kid with a guitar."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Life, Ideas, Culture, Guitar, Old, Trying)

"But again, we, I think, over the years have set the example for a lot of nations that may not have had the same values, the same type of coming out of the same culture that we as Americans have and enjoy. But we can be an example, a role model for them."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Values, Americans, Culture, Example, May, Nations, Years)

"I had been an eyewitness to a truly historic moment in American pop culture."
- Jean Shepherd
(Related: American, Culture)

"Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational, existential. Nothing is sacred. After a decade, a musical idea, no matter how innovative, is threatened."
- Archie Shepp
(Related: Music, Idea, Culture, Nothing)

"After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country."
- Hu Shih
(Related: People, Country, Culture, Intellectuals, Language, Learning)

"In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Culture, Understanding)

"The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to China could never succeed if it were not in a position to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of the superiority of the European culture."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Superiority, Christian, Culture, Mission, Succeed)

"Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures."
- David K. Shipler
(Related: Song, Spiritual)

"I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the unthinkable by using pop culture images."
- John Shirley
(Related: People, Culture, Thinking, Trying)

"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."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Art, Environmental, Thought, Perception, Culture, Judgment, Sense, Tyranny)

"On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men."
- Ignazio Silone
(Related: Men, Civilization, Values, Culture, Living, School, Theories)

"The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Life, Culture, Existence, Individuality, Problems)

"Modern culture is constantly growing more objective. Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies, and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Culture)

"My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them."
- Russell Simmons
(Related: Business, Artists, Beginning, Culture, World)

"At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have; that doesn't mean that you can't think of overarching ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places."
- Peter Singer
(Related: People, Ethics, Principles, Want)

"I would just like to get him to think about these things; whether what's happening in Iraq is promoting the culture of life. The worry is that he is so certain that he know where he's going to lead the country."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Life, Country, Culture, Iraq, Worry)

"The gays like 'Project Runway' because it's a fashion, and the gays are into fashion and into design. It's a creative industry, and most of the gays are pretty creative, in general. That's just like the culture. We're not all into politics necessarily. We're more into the creative environment. I also think Heidi is a big draw. The boys love Heidi and think she's so fabulous. I just think it's a glitzy, fun show, and there are also always lots of gay boys on it, and, you know, that's fun."
- Christian Siriano
(Related: Love, Politics, Design, Boys, Culture, Environment, Fashion, Fun, Gay, Pretty)

"Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Religion, Values, Culture, Laws)

"Jamestown changed the world in many ways, but perhaps it shaped our nation most profoundly the day Africans arrived. I can't think of a more relevant place to talk about the issues facing our community today than the place where African culture became American culture."
- Tavis Smiley
(Related: African, American, Community, Culture, Day, Nation, Talk, Today, World)

"Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Libraries)

"Then there was the whole concept of coal mining, which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world, and which draws and develops a certain kind of man."
- Martin C. Smith
(Related: Culture, Man, Occupation, World)

"You know, when it was done originally, they always had to fight to keep it going at the end of each season. Now, The Odd Couple has become part of our language and culture."
- Brett Somers
(Related: Culture, End, Fight, Language, Now)

"I'm surprised and disappointed in American culture."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: American, Culture)

"We have convinced over one billlion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Faith, Religion, Culture, Freedom, Want)

"What 'multiculturalism' boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture - and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Blame, Culture, Praise, World)

"I grew up in an atmosphere where words were an integral part of culture."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Culture, Words)

"There's lots of institutions and lots of different cultures, and so that's the kind of thing that parents need to be able to evaluate, and students themselves, when they make a selection."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Evaluate, Parents, Students)

"I think it'd be useful for parents to know kind of what is the culture of an institution."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Culture, Parents)

"The world has become more complex as technology and easy travel mixes cultures without homogenizing them."
- Norman Spinrad
(Related: Technology, Travel, World)

"I've always been interested in the relationship between total external surround, culture, the political matrix, technology, etc., and the internal human consciousness."
- Norman Spinrad
(Related: Technology, Consciousness, Culture)

"It's trite to say that the world has gotten smaller in the age of globalization, but my travels have told me that it's wrong to think this means there is some kind of uniform world culture."
- Norman Spinrad
(Related: Age, Culture, Globalization, World, Wrong)

"California is full of Mexican culture and Mexican music."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: Music, Culture)

"There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness."
- George Steiner
(Related: Culture, Wrong)

"I certainly can't speak for all cultures or all societies, but it's clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose. It's not part of the cultural mainstream."
- Mark Strand
(Related: Poetry, Purpose, America)

"And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts, and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification, it is surprising that so much poetry is written."
- Mark Strand
(Related: Poetry, Culture, Entertainment)

"Film is our literature, so we should tell stories that are apropos of our culture, in that we can learn something about ourselves."
- David Strathairn
(Related: Culture, Film, Literature)

"Different members of different cultures will think that some things are beautiful."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Will)

"I think that there are some teachers that do a very good job of incorporating culture and history. And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area."
- Anne Sullivan
(Related: History, Culture, Help, Job, Teachers)

"When I go to Japan and do shows I play for 1,000 to 1,500 people. I like a lot about Japan. Their popular culture and mass commercialization appeals to me."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: People, Culture, Play, Popular)

"Well, I am very happy that I was able to play a part in bringing music from the streets onto the radio and into modern culture, I worked very hard and always believed in the sounds I was creating."
- Ice T
(Related: Music, Culture, Play)

"Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: People, Aggression, First, Land, Xenophobia)

"Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Culture, Fact, Melancholy)

"We stand strong together - as Americans - many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God."
- Bob Taft
(Related: God, Americans, Nation)

"My parents cultured me a lot and they introduced me to a lot of artists, a lot of their friends."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Artists, Friends, Parents)

"Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Burden, Culture, Responsibility, Writers)

"In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains."
- Edward Lawrie Tatum
(Related: Evolution)

"Science as an intellectual exercise enriches our culture, and is in itself ennobling."
- Henry Taube
(Related: Science, Culture, Exercise)

"Because some people have sex with people of the same sex, an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking, out of oppression. Which in a rational world would not be an issue."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Sex, People, Culture, Oppression, World)

"A lot of what used to be known as gay culture - broadly speaking, homoeroticism and being camp - has been brought into mainstream culture. I think we should be moving to an era where it's just sex."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Sex, Being, Culture, Gay)

"I'm always uneasy with messages. I think if there is a message, it's about taking control of your life. Not becoming a victim. Be true to yourself. In essence it's about love in the drug culture."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Love, Life, Control, Culture)

"You have to open your mind. I like the ability to express myself in a deep way. It's the closest music to our humanity - it's like a folk music that rises up out of a culture."
- Sonny Terry
(Related: Music, Ability, Culture, Deep, Folk, Humanity, Mind, Open)

"A lot of people in my world - in the acting world - have either lost friends to Aids or live with HIV because its origin in our culture, in New York for instance, was in the gay community."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: People, Acting, Community, Culture, Friends, Gay, World)

"I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Family, Health, Friend, Care, Culture, Friends, Living, Man)

"The teacher of history's work should be, ideally, not simply a description of past cultures, but a performance of the culture in which we live and are increasingly taking our being."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Work, History, Performance, Being, Culture, Past)

"Not all intelligence can be artificial now, so if we make a mistake, the consequences are no longer simply located within an institution or a national culture."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Intelligence, Mistake, Consequences, Culture, Now)

"For the first time in human evolution, the individual life is long enough, and the cultural transformation swift enough, that the individual mind is now a constituent player in the global transformation of human culture."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Life, Time, Culture, Evolution, First, Mind, Now)

"It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Culture, Sheep)

"Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience - a group history - that may be tapped into at will in years to come."
- John Thorn
(Related: Experience, History, Building, Culture, Fathers, May, Sons, Will, Years)

"Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Art, Education, Science, Agriculture, Psychology)

"The Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider any culture is spread, the thinner it gets."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Culture, Law)

"It's typical of Italian culture that we only start to feel emotional about something when we have the possibility to see it in front of us. By February, Italy will have Olympic fever."
- Alberto Tomba
(Related: Possibility, Culture, February, Italy, Will)

"There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Culture, Skin)

"The Ancient Games are relatively obscure to most Olympians, but to understand just what the Games are about, it is really necessary to investigate the roots and the meaning that has transformed culture and society for so many years."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Society, Culture, Games, Meaning, Years)

"The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Countries)

"Now they're attracted to one another, but repelled by their ethnic origins, so that there was something to overcome. They had to overcome their own prejudices, which had been imposed by the culture - their own shame at being Mexican and Italian."
- Robert Towne
(Related: Being, Culture, Now, Shame)

"How do you make any sense of history, art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography of your own culture and all the world's main religions?"
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Art, History, Culture, Literature, Sense, World)

"Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Virtue, Act, Culture, Intellect)

"The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Society, Authority, Culture, Literature, Quarrel, Self, Sense)

"Lives have been altered in fundamental ways, and later, after they acquire a more complete understanding of what goals are actually attainable, many are left facing a lot of pain and frustration. And yet, there's no culture of complaint."
- Garry Trudeau
(Related: Goals, Complaint, Culture, Frustration, Pain, Understanding)

"In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry."
- Ivanka Trump
(Related: Business, Design, Travel, Food, Life, World)

"America is the sum of all our journeys as we search for our national community and our national culture."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: America, Community, Culture)

"My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Nature, Idea, Culture, Gender, Information, Language, Laws, Principles)

"Pop culture is great, but it can be bad, at times."
- Aisha Tyler
(Related: Culture)

"Pop culture hales you and wants you to fail."
- Aisha Tyler
(Related: Culture)

"Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Health, Money, Education, Care, Culture, Participation, Poverty)

"Goth culture, as mired in the past as it is, even it goes through changes, so Goth when I was growing up is not what it is now. When I think of Goth culture as it is at the moment I think of mall culture."
- Jhonen Vasquez
(Related: Culture, Growing up, Now, Past)

"Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes will manufacture professors."
- Simone Veil
(Related: Culture, Will)

"What other culture could have produced someone like Hemmingway and not seen the joke?"
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Culture)

"Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Sea, Unconscious)

"Finally, I would like to remind record companies that they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music. Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture and is ultimately not profitable."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Death, Music, Buying, Culture, Public, Responsibility)

"We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them."
- Stephen Vizinczey
(Related: People, Culture, Nothing, Now)

"Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam... second, the culture of Islam."
- Abdurrahman Wahid
(Related: Islam, Culture, First)

"We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Life, Politics, People, Culture, Economy, Waiting)

"High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Poetry, Art, American, Culture, Post)

"A culture, we all know, is made by its cities."
- Derek Walcott
(Related: Cities, Culture)

"For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire's still going."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Cause, Fire, Pain)

"A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Money, Power, Deceit, Intolerance, Lust, Nations, Violence)

"What they will try to do is get symbolic victories. Symbolism is important to them. They have little else. But they will strike, I believe, at centers of media, of financial, of American power, of American culture; and that is where we should place our bet."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Power, Financial, American, Culture, Media, Will)

"Some of these pro-drug messages come from popular culture."
- John Walters
(Related: Culture, Popular)

"Agriculture was the first manufacturing industry in America and represents the best of all of us."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: Agriculture, America, First, Manufacturing)

"Yes and our obsession with youth in our culture and how we, women lie about their age after 35 obsessively and no one wants to let anyone know they're getting older, et cetera."
- Sela Ward
(Related: Age, Women, Lie, Culture, Obsession, Youth)

"There's one more thing I want to say. It's a touchy subject. Black beauty. Black sensuality. We live in a culture where the beauty of black people isn't always as celebrated as other types. I'd like to help change that if I can!"
- Jody Watley
(Related: Beauty, Change, People, Culture, Help, Sensuality, Want)

"The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it - aliens."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Common sense, Culture, Myths, Universe)

"We're so afraid of death in our culture, but I think if we understand it better, then we'll appreciate the life we have more."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Death, Life, Culture)

"If you keep up with pop culture, everybody knows the joke."
- Shawn Wayans
(Related: Culture)

"Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Culture, Teachers, Will)

"Writing is about culture and should be about everything. That's what makes it what it is."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: Culture, Writing)

"Sometimes there's a snobbery among literary types that these people don't really get it, but in a lot of ways they get it more than the literati. There's a culture in the background that they understand and know. They get that deeper level."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: People, Culture, Literary, Snobbery)

"The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Age, Criticism, Culture, Film, Living, Now)

"For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies, and that we had to protect it."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Movies, Culture, Politicians, Years)

"How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go."
- Adam West
(Related: Movies, People, Actors, Being, Culture)

"I don't have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I'm left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: History, Culture, Space)

"In this present culture, we need to find the means to work and live together with less aggression if we are to resolve the serious problems that afflict and impede us."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Work, Aggression, Culture, Present, Problems)

"Greenies have been part of the clubhouse culture longer than card games."
- Michael Wilbon
(Related: Culture, Games)

"Performing, I can take it or leave it. Horticulture is far more challenging. I'm absolutely fascinated by it."
- Kim Wilde
"Very simply, the culture of another people does not have to be accepted when it is subhuman!"
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: People, Culture)

"Incidentally, one of the most worrying problems in the impact of Western modernity on traditional culture is that it quite rapidly communicates its own indifference or anxiety or even hostility about age and ageing."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Age, Ageing, Anxiety, Culture, Indifference, Modernity, Problems)

"In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Age, Culture)

"Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Anger, Time, Fear, Culture, Disgust, Limits, Old, Resentment)

"What can we say about a marketing culture that so openly feeds and colludes with obsession? The Disney empire has developed this to an unprecedented degree of professionalism."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Culture, Disney, Marketing, Obsession)

"Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Religion, Struggle, Today)

"How it shaped my perception is this: I have become so indelibly identified as a character in pop culture that it has forced me to go deeply within myself to get a very very rock solid sense, to myself, of who I am."
- Thomas Wilson
(Related: Character, Perception, Culture, Sense)

"Like I said about Freaked, people tend to find these films, and I think that in the end the cool thing about a movie is that it can be sort of burnt temporarily, but then it's burnt into the fabric of your culture."
- Alex Winter
(Related: People, Culture, End)

"The trick of making movies in this culture is how to not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made - and that's a tricky balance."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, Balance, Culture, Order)

"To play June, I had an immediate connect with her background and culture. We grew up with the same religion and shared a lot of the same values of family and spirituality. But I was really so inspired by what a modern woman she was."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Family, Religion, Values, Culture, June, Play, Spirituality, Woman)

"Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Religion, Sex, Attitude, Church, Being, Ceremony, Culture, Night, Present, Religious)

"It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed "Wisdom." And then I know exactly what is going to follow: "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.""
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Culture, Vanity)

"Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs."
- Thomas Wolfe
(Related: Beliefs, Culture)

"There is a garbage culture out there, where we pour garbage on people. Then the pollsters run around and take a poll and say, do you smell anything?"
- Bob Woodward
(Related: People, Culture)

"Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here, and I happen to agree with him."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Alienation, Culture, Washington)

"Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Architecture, Life, Men, Civilization, Culture)

"Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of, I guess, Dirty Harry - except that he wasn't as much of a racist. So yeah, I was always a fan."
- Jeffrey Wright
(Related: Culture)

"Soft addictions are an alluring, seductive aspect of our culture - they are easy to attain and socially acceptable, they are even encouraged in many cases. Yet they are lethal to the spirit."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Culture, Spirit)

"The things that I draw on, and the world that I feel part of, aren't particularly youth culture."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Culture, World, Youth)

"Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Culture, World)

"I can represent my culture while helping not only the Chinese-American community, but also the community at large."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Community, Culture)

"As I stand here today and tell you about these, I am heavy with an awareness of the fact that I am in more than one sense a product of both the Chinese and Western cultures, in harmony and in conflict."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Awareness, Conflict, Fact, Harmony, Sense, Today)

"The question was heatedly debated of how much Western culture should be brought into China."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Culture, Question)

"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
(Related: Conflict, Culture, Influence)

"Being an American is such a rich environment, because there's so many people from other countries and cultures, and through that you're able to see other people's experiences."
- Rick Yune
(Related: People, American, Being, Countries, Environment)

"Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Thought, Policy, Progress, Culture, Flowers, Land, Schools)

"An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Army, Culture, Defeat, Enemy)

"When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Agriculture, Heaven, State)

"A Mediterranean city is really my culture."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Culture)

"Samurai culture did exist really, for hundreds of years and the notion of people trying to create some sort of a moral code, the idea that there existed certain behaviors that could be celebrated and that could be operative in a life."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Life, People, Idea, Culture, Trying, Years)