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Vine Deloria, Jr. Quotes and Sayings

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Western civilization, unfortunately,
does not link knowledge and morality but rather,
it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
- Vine Deloria, Jr.

When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called
America before the white man came,
an Indian said simply, "Ours."
- Vine Deloria, Jr.

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 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

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ
in color for a full hour,
there would be a considerable number of stations
which would decline to carry it on the grounds
that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

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

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

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

It's a cyclical thing.
When they make one, everyone loves them.
Different genres come around in succession.
People always welcome the western.
It's America's genre.
- Robert Duvall

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

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

I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries -
like France,
Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

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

A lot of people thought of me as a threat to Western civilization.
- John Milius

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

I'm from Texas, and I would love to do an old-fashioned gun-slinging Western.
- Jensen Ackles

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

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

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

But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted
Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes
of the West and Western media.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

The eventual place the American army should take on
the western front was to a large extent influenced
by the vital question of communication and supply.
- Kelly Miller

I was paid to read Western economic texts.
In a way, the regime paid for their own undermining.
- Vaclav Klaus

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

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

When the truth is that there would be no great Western music,
and certainly no decent choral repertoire,
without the Catholic faith.
- Richard Morris

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

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

Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe.
Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella,
their reaction being that people weren't interested in it.
- Norman Granz

We are here because we are determined to offer the
people of the Western Cape choices which are long overdue.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

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

The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western
powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank,
even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

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

Nor should we exclude the possibility that Islamic
terrorism may begin to make common cause with Western
political extremists of the far Left and far Right.
- Richard Perle

The question was heatedly debated of how much Western
culture should be brought into China.
- Chen Ning Yang

Because normally with Western cuisine,
you'll serve vegetables separate from the meat,
so kids will eat the meat and never touch the vegetables.
- Martin Yan

Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of
the Western world known as the American mind.
- Florence King

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

You should not do this, Comrade.
We are only in the introductory stage yet,
here in Western Europe.
And in that stage it is better to encourage the fighters than the rulers.
- Herman Gorter

I guess after Dances With Wolves they probably tried
some derivative westerns,
and if they didn't work, they said the western is dead
and moved on to something else.
- Tom Selleck

In brief, Western democracy, as other political models,
is not exportable to all regions of the world.
- Omar Bongo

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

The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western.
- Armand Assante

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

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

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

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

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

I love westerns.
I've always wanted to do a western.
- Patrick Warburton

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

The Western genre is certainly something with which I'm familiar.
- Keith Carradine

But the Western countries that link their partnership
with the poorest countries with respect for democracy
also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries.
- Omar Bongo

This freedom of political discussion on the highest
level is something which Western civilization has in
common with that of classical antiquity,
but with no other.
- Christopher Dawson

Western concepts of ownership and privatization came
in and clashed with that.
So land began to be exchanged.
- Neil Abercrombie

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

The next war...
may well bury Western civilization forever.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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

Part of the western movement is this desire that we,
Americans, have to keep pressing on.
- Beau Bridges

When I was three years old I was taken with my family
to a little town in Western Minnesota,
where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten.
- Mary MacLane

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

You've got to realize.
In the western world, regardless of what color you are,
what title the music is, it's all played by the same notes.
- Ornette Coleman

Any story that Billy Wilder told, you can tell in a Western.
- Lawrence Kasdan

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

Taking the entire globe, if North America and Western
Europe can be called the 'cities of the world',
then Asia, Africa and Latin America constitute 'the
rural areas of the world'.
- Lin Biao

Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do
not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
- Dan Rather

It's just a show.
It's not the end of Western Civilization.
It's chewing gum.
- Jerry Springer

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

I, for one, begin with intent.
There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent
to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America.
- Tommy Franks

The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly
the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern
subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects.
- Lafcadio Hearn


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