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Cultural Quotes

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Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Questioning cultural norms opens new vistas of happiness and purpose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are the most powerful cultural force in the world.
- William J. Clinton

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage
is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

 

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's
also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired
of being encouraged to go always for laughs.
- Alexander Payne

The U.N.
acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five
percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social,
economic, educational and cultural fields.
- Shirley Temple

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Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement,
a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history.
- Howard Mumford Jones

The cultural contrast I saw between religions...
Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever.
Protestants in general say things to God directly.
- Robert Duvall

For to change the norms, the very foci of attention,
of a cultural system is a difficult task -
far more complex than that of changing an individual's attitudes and interests.
- James S. Coleman

We shouldn't feel restricted by our sexuality,
and our sexuality doesn't have to be a cultural choice.
That's an amazing variety of music within those five main performers.
- Neil Tennant

The two great cultural and political currents of Italy
have always only been concerned with the masses.
- Emma Bonino

So the same cultural and political issues that divided
us in 1968 are still dividing us.
- Russell Banks

Art is to me the glorification of the human spirit,
and as such it is the cultural documentation of the
time in which it is produced.
- Hans Hofmann

I don't believe that economic and cultural interaction
automatically brings greater peace and understanding,
although it may help in that regard.
- William Kirby

I'm not part of the cultural elite.
I'm a down-home girl.
Always have been, always will be.
- Lauren Hutton

Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.
- Marc Maron

I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world,
and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others
that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.
- Tadao Ando

What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional
Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact.
- J. William Fulbright

I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission...
(to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of
architecture and urban planning.
- Kenzo Tange

At some point we must make a decision not to allow
the mere threat of charges of cultural or religious
insensitivity to stop us from dealing with this evil.
- Armstrong Williams

I was once a student in a punk T-Shirt hooked on screwed-up scenarios.
That's how I became the esteemed cultural figure that I am today.
- Bruce Sterling

Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character.
- Julie Bishop

I was bred and raised in a multi-cultural music background.
- Coco Lee

I'd thought sexuality was instinctive or natural,
but it's profoundly linked to inner security and cultural context.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

People who bowl vote.
Bowlers are not the cultural elite.
- Dan Quayle

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply,
there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
- Karel Capek

I would point out that the cultural advance of these
people has been suppressed in the past and continues
to be suppressed in the present by policies designed
to keep them in ignorance.
- Hideki Tojo

The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns
of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary
mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel.
- Norman Spinrad

The winner must promote social jusitce,
remove corruption and discrmination,
and stand against political,
cultural and economic plots.
- Ayatollah Khamenei

At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic,
love is the key element.
I really love to play with different musicians who
come from different cultural backgrounds.
- John McLaughlin

Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes
his own limits on an art exhibition,
rather than asking an artist to set his limits.
- Robert Smithson

For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the
coarse are becoming our cultural norms,
even our cultural ideal.
- Carl Bernstein

If we don't believe in moral absolutes and then we
get into a cultural-political debate,
how are we going to win?
- Randall Terry

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in
middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward
those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

It is quite understandable that Puerto Ricans seek
to preserve a cultural sense of identity without separating politically from U.S.
national sovereignty.
- Dick Thornburgh

Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco's
art industry as a core reason for visiting.
- Gavin Newsom

Sports is like rock 'n' roll.
Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language,
and both are all about emotions.
- Phil Knight

Quality afterschool programs provide safe,
engaging and fun learning experiences to help children
and youth develop their social,
emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills.
- Debbie Stabenow

But when one identifies the Church with a cultural and political bloc,
there is the danger of making difficult the Church's
contact with all those outside the bloc.
- Karl Lehmann

There are cultural issues everywhere -
in Bangladesh,
Latin America, Africa, wherever you go.
But somehow when we talk about cultural differences,
we magnify those differences.
- Muhammad Yunus

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

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries;
for mathematics,
the cultural world is one country.
- David Hilbert

The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi

The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and
cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution.
- Steven Levy

The UN declaration on human rights must always be first
in line before religion or other cultural habits,
in case of any conflict between them.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

Whether born from experience or inherent physiological
or cultural differences our gender and national origins
may and will make a difference in our judging.
- Sonia Sotomayor

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural,
analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved
also with the rest of the world.
- Amartya Sen

If the cultural elite has its way, the U.S.
will be much more like Europe.
- Peter L. Berger

Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably
emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.
- Marshall McLuhan

We've got to find ways of confronting the issues that divide -
and at the heart of cultural issues,
you often find religions.
- George Carey

A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn't have to
be a cultural event to turn a profit.
- Steven Soderbergh

It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean
covers a quarter of the world's surface and that each
Pacific country has its own cultural,
historical and ethnic identity.
- Jenny Shipley

I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America,
but the business and administrative centre of American culture.
- Saul Bellow

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was
not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'
- Margaret Atwood

For decades engineers have stood accused that their
buildings do not have any cultural value.
We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation.
- Fritz Todt

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions,
the worst in cultural prejudice.
The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
- Maxim Gorky

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological,
and hence cultural, revolution in generations.
- Lawrence Lessig

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
- Jacques Barzun

Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting
to realize itself as a strictly historical science.
- Edward Sapir

Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit
that even American cultural music comes from Europe.
That's what classical music is, real European music.
- Sonny Rollins

More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating,
and we're getting much more interesting art as a result.
- Damon Albarn

By the time I was 19, punk had occurred.
It had a completely different cultural dynamic to it
which rejected everything and started again from the year zero.
- Billy Bragg

I think IT projects are about supporting social systems-about
communications between people and machines.
They tend to fail due to cultural issues.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Cultural variety is always worth striving for,
but must never precede the declaration of human rights.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

A poet's cultural baggage and erudition can interfere with a poem.
- Douglas Dunn

Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue.
Society as a whole has complex issues to face here:
private ownership vs. open source, and so on.
- Tim Berners-Lee

The reason man does not experience his true cultural
self is that until he experiences another self as valid
he has little basis for validating his own self.
- Edward T. Hall

I am very interested in what has been called bad taste.
I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste
stops us from venturing into special cultural zones.
- Manuel Puig

The ought to be a worldwide cultural taskforce that
just stops you when you have ideas like combining The
Red Desert with an armored car heist movie.
- Steven Soderbergh

Only the Russian Cultural Officer was interested in my project.
- Wolfgang Staudte


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