Quotations About / On: CULTURE

  • 11.
    Without the cultivation of the mind the crop of culture refuses wisdom.
    (Wisdom)
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  • 12.
    Inter-railers are the ambulatory equivalent of McDonalds, walking testimony to the erosion of French culture.
    (Alice Thompson (b. 1963), British travel writer, journalist. "Ticket to Ride the Rails of France," Times (London, July 16, 1992).)
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  • 13.
    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).)
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  • 14.
    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).)
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  • 15.
    Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver.
    (Hermann Goering (1893-1946), German Nazi leader. Attributed. Whether or not Goering ever said it, the only recorded source of this remark is the play Schlageter (1933) by Hanns Johst (1890-1978), Nazi playwright and president of the Reich Chamber of Literature. The line is spoken by a storm trooper in act 1, sc. 1: "When I hear the word culture, I cock my Browning.")
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  • 16.
    Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver.
    (Hermann Goering (1893-1946), German Nazi leader. Attributed. Whether or not Goering ever said it, the only recorded source of this remark is the play Schlageter (1933) by Hanns Johst (1890-1978), Nazi playwright and president of the Reich Chamber of Literature. The line is spoken by a storm trooper in act 1, sc. 1: "When I hear the word culture, I cock my Browning.")
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  • 17.
    The critic roams through culture, looking for prey.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 18.
    There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.
    (George Steiner (b. 1929), French-born U.S. critic, novelist. Daily Telegraph (London, May 23, 1989).)
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  • 19.
    The more cultured a man, the less fortunate he is.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 46, "Nauka" (1980).)
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  • 20.
    ... good and evil appear to be joined in every culture at the spine.
    (Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), U.S. fiction writer and essayist. Mystery and Manners, part 5 (1969). Written in 1963.)
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