Culture Quotes

Welcome to Culture Quotes, the ultimate resource for inspirational and provocative quotes concerning culture. Here you will discover quotes from several of the world's most significant thinkers, authors, as well as leaders, along with everyday people that have something to say regarding the world we live in. Whether you're seeking a quote to motivate you, to make you believe, or to simply make you grin, you'll locate it below. So take a look around as well as find the ideal quote to share with the world.
Small: We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
"We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans"
Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Leader
Small: Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail
"Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail"
Malcolm Bradbury, Novelist
Small: Religion is one dimension of culture, a transcendent element of it
"Religion is one dimension of culture, a transcendent element of it"
Francis Arinze, Clergyman
Small: Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why
Albert Camus
"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, Philosopher
Small: No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive
Mahatma Gandhi
"No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive"
Mahatma Gandhi, Leader
Small: Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and
"Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time"
Gary Gygax, Inventor
Small: If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it
"If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it"
Johan Huizinga, Historian
Small: And its not only films, Im pretty unaware of anything thats going on in popular culture right now
"And it's not only films, I'm pretty unaware of anything that's going on in popular culture right now"
Brad Bird, Cartoonist
Small: Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest deg
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture"
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Writer
Small: A nations culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people
Mahatma Gandhi
"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people"
Mahatma Gandhi, Leader
Small: Culture and possessions, there is the bourgeoisie for you
"Culture and possessions, there is the bourgeoisie for you"
Thomas Mann, Writer
Small: German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland.
"German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland. But it's not difficult to sing in German; it's difficult to feel in German. This takes time. It's a culture"
Cecilia Bartoli, Musician
Small: Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart
Mahatma Gandhi
"Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart"
Mahatma Gandhi, Leader
Small: Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: The environment should act as an aquarium which reflects the ideas, ethics, attitudes, and culture of the peop
Loris Malaguzzi
"The environment should act as an aquarium which reflects the ideas, ethics, attitudes, and culture of the people who live in it"
Loris Malaguzzi, Teacher
Small: Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then ha
"Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there"
Penn Jillette, Entertainer
Small: A lot of what used to be known as gay culture - broadly speaking, homoeroticism and being camp - has been brou
"A lot of what used to be known as gay culture - broadly speaking, homoeroticism and being camp - has been brought into mainstream culture. I think we should be moving to an era where it's just sex"
Neil Tennant, Musician
Small: Because some people have sex with people of the same sex, an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking
"Because some people have sex with people of the same sex, an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking, out of oppression. Which in a rational world would not be an issue"
Neil Tennant, Musician
Small: A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand
Samuel Butler
"A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand"
Samuel Butler, Poet
Small: If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human
"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place"
Margaret Mead, Scientist
Small: The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society.
"The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself"
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Politician
Small: A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors o
Camille Paglia
"A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy"
Camille Paglia, Author
Small: A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators m
Abraham Joshua Heschel
"A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture"
Abraham Joshua Heschel, Educator
Small: Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of his
John Polkinghorne
"Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking, but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe"
John Polkinghorne, Physicist
Small: Not so much in Canada, but certainly in the US, as Im sure you know, money is all, and if they can get another
"Not so much in Canada, but certainly in the US, as I'm sure you know, money is all, and if they can get another 26 programs of the same thing even though it advances the culture or those actor's careers not at all it doesn't matter"
Rowan Atkinson, Comedian
Small: Theres an assault on human sexuality, as Judge Scalia said, theyve taken sides in the culture war and on top o
"There's an assault on human sexuality, as Judge Scalia said, they've taken sides in the culture war and on top of that if we have a democracy, the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law"
Pat Robertson, Clergyman
Small: The Irish and British, they love satire, its a large part of the culture
Ben Nicholson
"The Irish and British, they love satire, it's a large part of the culture"
Ben Nicholson, Artist
Small: Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble
Hubert H. Humphrey
"Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble"
Hubert H. Humphrey, Politician
Small: Our combination of great research universities, a pro-risk business culture, deep pools of innovation-seeking
"Our combination of great research universities, a pro-risk business culture, deep pools of innovation-seeking equity capital and reliable business and contract law is unprecedented and unparalleled in the world"
Marc Andreessen, Businessman
Small: Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second
"Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second"
Edward Abbey, Author
Small: Rap is a gimmick, but Im for the hip-hop, the culture
"Rap is a gimmick, but I'm for the hip-hop, the culture"
Method Man, Musician
Small: Anyone interested in the world generally cant help being interested in young adult culture - in the music, the
Margaret Mahy
"Anyone interested in the world generally can't help being interested in young adult culture - in the music, the bands, the books, the fashions, and the way in which the young adult community develops its own language"
Margaret Mahy, Author
Small: Well unfortunately I didnt work with Andre much. But rap is a strong presence in the culture and anyone is goi
Harvey Keitel
"Well unfortunately I didn't work with Andre much. But rap is a strong presence in the culture and anyone is going to grateful for its appearance, grateful for any kind of music that has the kind of effect that rap has had on us all"
Harvey Keitel, Actor
Small: Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns
"Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down"
Edward Abbey, Author
Small: We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, a
"We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics"
Andrzej Wajda, Director
Small: Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not
Charles W. Pickering
"Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture"
Charles W. Pickering, Judge
Small: I really only respect the Arab culture. I aint really trying to pay no attention to, ya know, these little peo
"I really only respect the Arab culture. I ain't really trying to pay no attention to, ya know, these little people in political positions and executive positions that ain't Arab culture oriented people because a lot of the times, what are you really showing all of this concern for?"
Busta Rhymes, Musician
Small: So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think its a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through m
Camryn Manheim
"So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people"
Camryn Manheim, Actress
Small: Ive been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and
"I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered"
Yo-Yo Ma, Musician
Small: The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that its almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to
Damon Albarn
"The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?"
Damon Albarn, Musician
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