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Quote Left On my travels, stricken— my dreams over the dry land go on roving. Quote Right
Quote Left Whoever controls the media--the images--controls the culture. Quote Right
Quote Left Dogma is actually the only thing that cannot be separated from education. It IS education. A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching. There are no uneducated people; only most people are educated wrong. The true task of culture today is not a task of expansion, but of selection-and rejection. The educationist must find a creed and teach it. Quote Right
Quote Left As industrial technology advances and enlarges, and in the process assumes greater social, economic, and political force, it carries people away from where they belong by history, culture, deeds, association and affection. Quote Right
Quote Left Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these. Quote Right
Quote Left Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances. Quote Right
Quote Left American cultural institutions seem so bent on preserving the values of "Western civilization," the mythical "Whitetown," that we learn about ... Quote Right
Quote Left A moment's thought shows that man's feeling of isolation has no foundation, biologically or sociologically. We grow out of the Universe, we are an expression of it. The iron in our blood comes from the high temperature fusion of stars. We constantly interact with our environment. The force of gravity keeps our feet upon the earth and has a vital effect upon our metabolism. The air we breathe comes form the seas and the leaves, and the sun allows the process to take place. Society gives us all that makes us human our culture, our symbols, our concepts and our values. Without society, the notion of the individual would have no meaning. Quote Right
Quote Left You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of our racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations. Quote Right
Quote Left It is my belief that the writer, the free-lance author, should be and must be a critic of the society in which he lives. It is easy enough, and always profitable, to rail away at national enemies beyond the sea, at foreign powers beyond our borders who question the prevailing order. But the moral duty of the free writer is to begin his work at home; to be a critic of his own community, his own country, his own culture. If the writer is unwilling to fill this part, then the writer should abandon pretense and find another line of work: become a shoe repairman, a brain surgeon, a janitor, a cowboy, a nuclear physicist, a bus driver. Quote Right
Quote Left If we Americans are to survive it will have to be because we choose and elect and defend to be first of all Americans; to present to the world one homogeneous and unbroken front, whether of white Americans or black ones or purple or blue or green. If we in America have reached that point in our desperate culture when we must murder children, no matter for what reason or what color, we don't deserve to survive, and probably won t. Quote Right
Quote Left Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization. Quote Right
Quote Left As soon as I realized that I didn't need meat to survive or to be in good health, I began to see how forlorn it all is.  If only we had a different mentality about the drama of the cowboy and the range and all the rest of it.  It's a very romantic notion, an entrenched part of American culture, but I've seen, for example, pigs waiting to be slaughtered, and their hysteria and panic was something I shall never forget. Quote Right
Quote Left The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight. Quote Right
Quote Left The secret of culture is to learn, that a few great points steadily reappear, alike in the poverty of the obscurest farm, and in the miscellan... Quote Right
Quote Left The cities of America are inexpressibly tedious. The Bostonians take their learning too sadly; culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their Hub, as they call it, is the paradise of prigs. Chicago is a sort of monster-shop, full of bustles and bores. Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry. Baltimore is amusing for a week, but Philadelphia is dreadfully provincial; and though one can dine in New York one could not dwell there. Quote Right
Quote Left The treatment of African and African American culture in our education was no different from their treatment in Tarzan movies. Quote Right
Quote Left A culture, we all know, is made by its cities. Quote Right
Quote Left Like the international avant-garde, rock-and-roll is the creative product of a rebellious youth culture trying to reach a mass audience. Its a... Quote Right
Quote Left I am told that today rather more than 60 per cent of the men who go to university go on a Government grant. This is a new class that has entered upon the scene. It is the white-collar proletariat. They do not go to university to acquire culture but to get a job, and when they have got one, scamp it. They have no manners and are woefully unable to deal with any social predicament. Their idea of a celebration is to go to a public house and drink six beers. They are mean, malicious and envious . They are scum. Quote Right
Quote Left Popular culture entered my life as Shirley Temple, who was exactly my age and wrote a letter in the newspapers telling how her mother fixed sp... Quote Right
Quote Left What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real. Quote Right
Quote Left Here is an artificial city which has been pumped up under forced draught, inflated like a balloon, stuffed with rural humanity like a goose with corn...endeavoring to eat up this too rapid avalanche of anthropoids, the sunshine metropolis heaves and strains, sweats and becomes pop-eyed, like a young boa constrictor trying to swallow a goat. It has never imparted an urban character to its incoming population for the simple reason that it has never had any character to impart. On the other hand, the place has the manners, culture and general outlook of a huge country village. Quote Right
Quote Left Women with body image or eating disorders are not a special category, just more extreme in their response to a culture that emphasizes thinness and impossible standards of appearance for women instead of individuality and health. Quote Right
Quote Left High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor, only to be surpassed by his successor. Without this relay race called history there would be no European art and what characterizes it: a longing for originality, a longing for change. Robespierre, Napoleon, Beethoven, Stalin, Picasso, they're all runners in the relay race, they all belong to the same stadium. Quote Right
Quote Left Sooner or later we must absorb Islam if our own culture is not to die of anemia. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Culture

Quote Left I think our DNA affects how we respond to social and cultural inputs. I believe our society and culture has changed drastically over the last 50 years. Many have become more sensitive to some things at the same time becoming less sensitive to other things. I think there are those who do not have a compass in life, they wander aimlessly trying to fill a void they do not know how to fill, so they reach out filling that void based on the direction of the mass majority who are just as lost. Quote Right
Quote Left Q.Abad Ur Rehman what is the difference between an eagle and a vulture? Ans. Vulture comes down to eat dead whereas an eagle follows no culture. Quote Right
Quote Left Science, religions, economics, politics, cultures all these are for our welfare; we’re not created for these. So practice these for our equal welfare; by these don’t practices hate vengeance and death. Quote Right
Quote Left They say music is therapeutic, I say music is also a teacher. If you are to learn more about a certain culture, listen to their music; the song they sing, how they sing and what they sing about. Quote Right
Quote Left America-we put the "cult" in "culture" Quote Right
Quote Left Where cultures across the globe have gone wrong is we try to exclude others from their humanity, making us all less human in the process. Quote Right
Quote Left Permaculture Design: EcoTherapy for and with Earth, for and with Others, as for and with PolyPathic PolyCulturing Self-Outcomes. Quote Right
Quote Left Hell is mutual baptism by ego-centric fire. Heaven is coarising baptism thru EarthCentric flowing clear streams of cloudy smoke-ring networked diastatic color eco-mutual identity, or something thereabouts. Not a prophecy, just a harmonic resonance, for lack of better polycultured ecosystemic words. Quote Right
Quote Left Give a woman a fistful of misery and hardship, and a cultured pearl of a woman will evolve faster than it would take a mayfly to emerge and perish. Quote Right
Quote Left Seems that my world has become all but instinct, I once thought that every human being was to be treated equal. Judged by their individual actions and not by their culture, religion, and color of skin. I think I would rather be instinct, then to exist in a world of hate. Quote Right
Quote Left ''THIS THING WE CALL NATURE IS WICKED,STUBBORN AND STUPID IF LEFT ALONE. NATURE IS TO BE NURTURED,CULTURED AND CONTROLLED,FOR IT TO YIELD ANY GOOD'' Quote Right
Quote Left Our own culture is our art Quote Right