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Andre Bazin Quotes and Sayings

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The "Western" is the only genre whose origins are almost
identical with those of the cinema itself.
- Andre Bazin

Photography does not create eternity,
as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

What do I think of Western civilization?
I think it would be a very good idea.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

The hero of the book does long to experience God.
But his conception of God is very western.
- Orhan Pamuk

Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes
as much as by material constraints.
- Naomi Wolf

I would love to do a Western again if Westerns came back into fashion.
- Bruce Boxleitner

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Borne out of this, starting around the 17th Century was the Baroque era.
It is my view that it is one of the architectural peak
periods in western civilisation.
- Harry Seidler

Cinema explains American society.
It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys,
where the weak don't have a place.
- Jacques Delors

Because people of color will definitely,
definitely become the power base in the Western Hemisphere.
- Edward James Olmos

The final story, the final chapter of western man,
I believe, lies in Los Angeles.
- Phil Ochs

Much of the social history of the Western world,
over the past three decades, has been a history of
replacing what worked with what sounded good.
- Thomas Sowell

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act,
a bill opening one half million square miles of territory
in the western United States for settlement.
- Peter Agre

It is born to every Western girl to like outdoor life
and to do all kinds of wild,
daring things.
- Pearl White

Here in Canada, in the Western world,
we are inside the walls.
Outside the walls are the barbarians.
- Barbara Amiel

We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories.
But don't forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character,
and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years,
these are portrayed as awful figures.
- Michael Novak

The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation
in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation.
- Akihito

The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe,
but of his individuality.
This is a very narrow-minded situation.
- Aharon Appelfeld

Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business,
probably everything in all the United States or in
all of western civilization,
is about competition.
- T-Bone Burnett

I'm crazy about westerns.
I need to do a western once in a while.
It's like you know, eating bread, eating pasta,
drinking wine.
It's in my blood.
I need it.
- Franco Nero

Eugene is located in western Oregon,
approximately 278 billion miles from anything.
- Dave Barry

Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide
variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world.
- Audrey Meadows

Western Europe GDP per capita - not taking into account
the new accession counties -
was lower in 2001 relative to that of the US than any time since the 1960's.
- John Hutton

Everytime someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen -
that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion.
So we're still praying to their gods.
- Whitley Strieber

I mix Indian instruments with Western instruments all the time.
- Satyajit Ray

Western history has been a history of deed done,
actions performed and results achieved.
- Arthur Erickson

There's only two kinds of music I don't like...
Country and Western.
- Bobby Heenan

The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been
a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the
data describing the events occurring at the time of death.
- Stanislav Grof

Violence is hidden within democratic structures because
they are not radically democratic -
Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
- Edward Bond

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them,
are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
- Tennessee Williams

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

The only reality is our society, and I mean this seriously,
Western Society is a very sick society.
- Rob Walton

So I learnt a few country western songs,
I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff,
which nobody else did that, I don't know why.
- John Fahey

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

I wouldn't say when you've seen one Western you've seen the lot;
but when you've seen the lot you get the feeling you've seen one.
- Katharine Whitehorn

I'm not Ang Lee who knows so much about western market
and the taste of western audiences.
- Zhang Yimou

But you have to understand, my beard is so nasty.
I mean, it's the only beard in the history of Western
civilization that makes Bob Dylan's beard look good.
- Bill Walton

The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the
totality of creative energy.
This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology.
- Stanislav Grof

I think for the last fifteen, twenty years or so,
Hollywood has underestimated the appeal of the Western.
I think there is still a huge market.
- Barry Corbin

The domination of western values, beliefs and way of
life has angered many from the east and in developing countries.
- Silvia Cartwright

Finally, I have to say that the most surprising aspect
has been the speed at which the folks in India adapt to Western practices.
They learn fast, really, really fast.
- Sanjay Kumar

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -
a rational ethics -
as a precondition of rebirth.
- Ayn Rand

But I never worked with a northern horse before.
They are very different from western horses.
- Julie Benz

I never was a person who wanted a handout.
I was a cafeteria worker.
I'm not too proud to ask the Best Western manager to give me a job.
I have cleaned homes.
- Shirley Jackson

Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
- Octavio Paz

I also like Western classical music and jazz.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

I believed that English-speaking people had a divine
mission to civilize the world by making it western,
democratic and Christian.
- Luke Ford

The love of freedom has been the quality of Western man.
- Robinson Jeffers

We played in Texas about a year ago,
at Emo's,
the famous country and western club in Austin.
And I figured, well, if I'm finally gonna die onstage,
that's where it's going to be!
- Alan Vega

Western man is schizophrenic.
- J. B. Priestley

Has it struck you that the music which is regarded
as the most sublime in western civilization,
which is the music of Bach, is called baroque?
- Pierre Schaeffer

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest
inventions of Western man.
It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.
- Kenneth Clark

I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing;
it's not a western invention.
- Garry Kasparov

Levi's can produce many more Western jeans than we
can and make them at a better price.
- Calvin Klein

Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates,
but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of
a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely,
extremely low.
- Aldrich Ames

If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops.
- John Buford

Well, we can't afford blindness anymore.
There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death,
and want to annihilate Western civilization.
- Tony Snow

If you want to send a message, try Western Union.
- Frank Capra

We do not support the man.
We do not support the individual.
We support the idea of independent revolution in the Western Hemisphere,
free from American intervention.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

Almost every other Western in the last ten years has failed,
since Dances with Wolves.
- Lawrence Kasdan

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals.
They don't look at it as an art form.
They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.
- Ricky Skaggs

I then moved to the University of Western Ontario where
I was made a full professor in 1985.
- J. Philippe Rushton

I had been raised on country and western in Missouri.
But gospel was great.
- Steve Cropper

My first Western was called The Magnificent Seven.
- Eli Wallach

They're cheering a young lad, the champion playboy of the Western World.
- John Millington Synge

We have become the charnel house of the Western World.
- William Kunstler

For the whole of Western Europe, I know the business community quite good.
- Anatoly Chubais

Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself.
It's probably more Western than U.S.
per se.
- David Foster Wallace

In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune,
whose name was Merton.
- Thomas Day

The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished,
so far as our domestic development was concerned,
by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
- Herbert Croly


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