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153 Greatest Quotes About Culture


The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art. Junot Diaz
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
I am not interested in living in a city where there isn't a production by Samuel Beckett running. Edward Albee
Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. Cesar Chavez
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
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
Design my own line? No, I just like the culture. ASAP Rocky
Explain to me what Italian-American culture is. We've been here 100 years. Isn't Italian-American culture American culture? That's because we're so diverse, in terms of intermarriage. Al Pacino
Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth. Ayn Rand
To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture. Oscar Wilde
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy. Mao Zedong
This is the culture you're raising your kids in. Don't be surprised if it blows up in your face. Marilyn Manson
The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture. Sigmund Freud
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. Charles Darwin
An ideal culture is one that makes a place for every human gift. Margaret Mead
We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based. Stephen King
The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions. Susan Sontag
People don't want to embrace culture shifts because it's not going to happen in the next 20 minutes. Gary Vaynerchuk
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future. Elie Wiesel
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury
To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture. Frantz Fanon
The origins of violence against women by men are not biological. If that were the case, it would exist in every culture. And it doesn't exist in every culture. Gloria Steinem
This history of culture will explain to us the motives, the conditions of life, and the thought of the writer or reformer. . Leo Tolstoy
The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams. Terence McKenna
Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it's produced the most extraordinary results in human culture. Ken Robinson
Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world. Matthew Arnold
A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself. Arthur Miller
Culture changes, fashions change, customs change. Great music is immortal. Michael Jackson
Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture. Allen Ginsberg
If the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Morrie Schwartz
As Buddhism moved from one culture to another, it always adapted. Pema Chodron
Memory feeds a culture, nourishes hope and makes a human, human. Elie Wiesel
Whatever may be their use in civilized societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action. Virginia Woolf
In the world there is, parallel to the force of death and constraint, an enormous force of persuasion that is called culture. Albert Camus
By education I am an Englishman, by views an internationalist, by culture a Muslim and a Hindu only by accident of birth. Jawaharlal Nehru
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. Jawaharlal Nehru
To be or not to be that is the question. William Shakespeare
Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity. Jonathan Safran Foer
The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Morrie Schwartz
We should accept diversity in culture and tradition and coexist peacefully. Haile Selassie
When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values[...]. Simone de Beauvoir
Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados. When I shot my 1st video I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines. Rihanna
A mind cannot be independent of culture. Lev Vygotsky
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second. Edward Abbey
You have to work at creating your own culture. Mitch Albom
Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why. Henry Van Dyke
What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. Umberto Eco
The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it's to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they're valued. Ken Robinson
When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe. Frantz Fanon
The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture. Michael Pollan
I want to change the world. I want to be a part of culture. I want to help teach. Big Sean