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Primitive Quotes

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Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah,
driving the primitive roads and cars of that day,
were real adventures.
- Paul D. Boyer

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There's a connection between the advances that are
made in technology and the sense of primitive fear
people develop in response to it.
- Don DeLillo

People just don't laugh when their family is violated,
and you don't shrug it off.
You band together and you defend together.
It's a funny, primitive instinct.
- Phillip Noyce

By many peoples' standards, my playing is very primitive but by punk standards,
I'm a virtuoso.
- Robert Quine

 

The point I am making is that in the more primitive
forms of society the individual is merely a unit;
in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality.
- Herbert Read

Good music is very close to primitive language.
- Denis Diderot

I was using tape loops for dancers and dance production.
I had very funky primitive equipment,
in fact technology wasn't very good no matter how much money you had.
- Terry Riley

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My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given
me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled
thinking of our modern day.
It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
- Hamlin Garland

The prehistorical and primitive period represents the
true infancy of the mind.
- James M. Baldwin

The medieval hall house was very primitive when it
became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
- Stephen Gardiner

The positive testimony of history is that the State
invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation.
No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
- Albert J. Nock

I'm just a very primitive, infantile folk singer.
- Robert Wyatt

The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics.
- Louis Leakey

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world.
We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor
the territorial imperative.
- Eugene McCarthy

The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious
and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive.
- Marc Maron

Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.
- Norman Mailer

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational -
but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
- Judith Viorst

A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells.
- Grandma Moses

A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles,
from the most primitive literary expressions up to
the most refined products of the baroque.
- Juan Goytisolo

I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
- Paul Cezanne

Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond
to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least
harmless in primitive man.
- Konrad Lorenz

What I have always wanted for myself is much more primitive.
It is probably nothing more than the affection of the
people with whom I am in contact,
and their good opinion of me.
- Anna Freud

I know the history of the record business so well because
I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios.
It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
- Tony Bennett

Children have very sharp powers of observation -
probably sharper than adults -
yet at the same time their emotional reactions are
murky and much more primitive.
- Donna Tartt

We probably, as primitive people, made music before
we actually had a language,
and that's where language comes from.
- Debbie Harry

But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary,
and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.
- Paul Harris

That is why we profess a spiritual kinship with primitive and archaic art.
- Mark Rothko

Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists;
though their field-work among primitive peoples has
often made them forget the language of science.
- Robert Graves

It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe
that the jazz rhythm expresses America.
Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
- Isadora Duncan

Music is essentially built upon primitive memory structures.
- Morton Feldman

I suppose that writers should, in a way,
feel flattered by the censorship laws.
They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.
- John Mortimer

Primitive societies without religion have never been found.
- William Dean Howells

I can understand why those primitive desert people
think a camera steals their soul.
It is unnatural to see yourself from the outside.
- Nigella Lawson

Shows were very different then - even as the headliner
we did a very short set by today's standards and sound
systems were really primitive.
But the girls made it all worthwhile!
- Peter Asher

The classics are only primitive literature.
They belong to the same class as primitive machinery
and primitive music and primitive medicine.
- Stephen Leacock

Then in my early teens, when the home computer bubble was blowing,
I had one of the first, an Acorn Atom,
and used to write primitive adventures on that.
- Graham Nelson

Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our
town deals out to those who fall from favor are the
empty mailbox and the silent telephone.
- Hedda Hopper

When primitive law has once been embodied in a Code,
there is an end to what may be called its spontaneous development.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

In action be primitive; in foresight,
a strategist.
- Edward Koch

The husband - by primitive instinct partly,
certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as
the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure
as legitimately the prime motive for activity.
- Havelock Ellis

Although it was in primitive times and differently
called the Lord's day or Sunday,
yet it was never denominated the Sabbath;
a name constantly appropriate to Saturday,
or the Seventh day both by sacred and ecclesiastical writers.
- Charles Buck

Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen,
whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects
of antiquity it contains,
or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and
its picturesque appearance.
- Marguerite Gardiner

Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty
even in primitive society:
the male is not naturally "a man" any more than the woman.
He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity,
and is always likely to collapse.
- Wyndham Lewis

The very desire for guarantees that our values are
eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps
only a craving for the certainties of childhood or
the absolute values of our primitive past.
- Isaiah Berlin

We are running ourselves into a damaged earth.
But I am optimistic.
I believe that we can change; we must change.
As a human race, we are very young and quite primitive.
The sooner we learn the greatness of humanity the better off we will all be.
- John Astin

Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer
or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush
Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again.
That's my utopia.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement,
its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which
it opens up for simulation,
is the only remaining primitive society.
- Jean Baudrillard

A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile
might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an
antelope hidden under the car,
but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he
immediately realizes that it was designed.
- Michael Behe

Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence,
but at the present time it looks as if humanity were
within sight of their satisfaction.
Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream,
awaits the arrival of permanent peace.
- John Desmond Bernal

We know from biology that new forms of organisms simulate
their primitive form as closely as possible at first,
even though obliged to exist under changed internal and external conditions.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

It gave me a moment of exquisite satisfaction to find
myself moving away from civilisation in this rude canvas
canoe of a model that has served primitive races since men first went to sea.
- John Millington Synge

I like 1977 because it is more primitive.
If it were modern day, like one Universal guy was like
wouldn't they just use their cell phone? I guess he
did not read that it was 1977 in the script.
- Rob Zombie

Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding
in which the accused carries on the prosecution,
imposes judgment and executes the sentence:
all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process.
- Lionel Trilling

Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain,
attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal,
which we are clever enough to release,
but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating
power in the world of culture.
This is true both of the French right and the French left.
They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys
or farmers who do not understand anything.
- Adam Michnik

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes,
who are highly influential and tend to view religion
as primitive superstition.
They believe that science has left atheism as the only
respectable intellectual stance.
- Robert Bork

You see, every creature alive on the earth today represents
an unbroken line of life that stretches back to the
first primitive organism to appear on this planet;
and that is about three billion years.
- George Wald

This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles,
from which the true faith of the primitive church was received,
the apostles at first delivered orally,
without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God,
they handed it on in the Scriptures.
- Martin Chemnitz

Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full
play but failed because these wishes are too primitive,
too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to
be satisfied even by the greatest license.
- John Desmond Bernal

Colonialism is known in its primitive form,
that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers,
with an army, services, policies.
This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which
have lasted 300 years in Indonesia.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a
reverence for the life-giving earth,
and the Native American shared this elemental ethic:
The land was alive to his loving touch,
and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.
- Stewart Udall

The data which is used to date for making the conclusions
and predictions on global warming are so rough and primitive,
compared to what's needed, and so unreliable that they
are not even worth mentioning by respectful scientists.
- Gregory W. Moore

St.
Peter announced the glad tidings of the Gospel to the
people on the day of Pentecost,
and converted, by the first Christian sermon,
ever preached, three thousand - which formed the primitive Church.
- John Strachan

I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we
will look back at education as it is practiced in most
schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
- John W. Gardner

Tribal life comes automatically to an end when a primitive
people begins to live in a town or a city,
for sooner or later a tribal organization is found
to be incompatible with life in a city.
- Arthur Keith

After developing a primitive theory (1968) I therefore
did not pursue this subject.
However, the work was taken up by others and in 1974
the first experiments were done in the ISR.
- Simon van der Meer

The fact that the same symbolic programming primitives
work for those as work for math kinds of things,
I think, really validates the idea of symbolic programming
being something pretty general.
- Stephen Wolfram

But there's so much kludge, so much terrible stuff,
we are at the 1908 Hurley washing machine stage with the Internet.
That's where we are.
We don't get our hair caught in it, but that's the
level of primitiveness of where we are.
We're in 1908.
- Jeff Bezos

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus


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