Quotations About / On: CULTURE
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
(Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. Daily Mail (London, April 18, 1988).)
The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music, and to shy bricks at "hateful ragtime" no longer passes for musical culture.
(Scott Joplin (1868-1917), U.S. pianist, composer. The School of Ragtime, preface (1908).)
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
(Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist. The Descent of Man, ch. 4 (1871).)
I think that New York is not the cultural center of America, but the business and administrative center of American culture.
(Saul Bellow (b. 1915), U.S. author. BBC radio interview. Listener (London, May 22, 1969).)
We are women. We are a subject people who have inherited an alien culture.
(Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist theorist, literary critic, essayist, autobiographer, sculptor. Flying, pt. 5, Alfred A. Knopf (1974).)
It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths.
(Greil Marcus (b. 1945), U.S. rock journalist. "Elvis: Presliad," Mystery Train (1976).)
We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.
(Stephen Vizinczey (b. 1933), Hungarian novelist, critic. Observer Review (London, June 24, 1990).)
Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
(Kate Millet (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author. Sexual Politics, ch. 2, sct. 2 (1970).)
Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Notebooks 1935-1942, entry for June 1937 (1962).)