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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
- Thomas Jefferson

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

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

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Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
- Tom Wolfe

If you want to change the culture, you will have to
start by changing the organization.
- Mary Douglas

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

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

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

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

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

The mathematics of rhythm are universal.
They don't belong to any particular culture.
- John McLaughlin

A culture, we all know, is made by its cities.
- Derek Walcott

In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.
- Marc Newson

Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my Browning!
- Hermann Goering

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

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

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

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

California is full of Mexican culture and Mexican music.
- Harry Dean Stanton

In addition to the research, I enjoyed learning French
and assimilating the culture of another country.
- James Cronin

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

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

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable
is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
- Erich Fromm

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

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

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

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

The tunes, rhythms, and messages are drawn mainly from secular culture.
- Richard Morris

The things that I draw on, and the world that I feel part of,
aren't particularly youth culture.
- Robert Wyatt

I don't think you can in any way export culture with guns or tanks.
- Bernardo Bertolucci

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

The mission of the press is to spread culture while
destroying the attention span.
- Karl Kraus

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

Don't tire yourself more than need be,
even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
- Antonin Artaud

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

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.
- John Abbott

Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative.
It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.
- Morley Safer

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

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

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

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

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

Americans want our leaders to defend our values,
our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life,
not apologize.
- Christine O'Donnell

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

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

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

I can represent my culture while helping not only the
Chinese-American community,
but also the community at large.
- Martin Yan

Yeah, I don't deal with current events or pop culture,
and I avoid politics like the plague.
- Max Cannon

What makes cookbooks interesting is to find out about
the people and the culture that invented the food.
- Vincent Schiavelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

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

Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors,
who when their turn comes will manufacture professors.
- Simone Veil

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

The moment you give up your principles,
and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead,
your civilization is dead.
Period.
- Oriana Fallaci

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

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

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

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

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

Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not.
- Barbara Kruger

You have to work at creating your own culture.
- Mitch Albom


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