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Quotations About / On: CULTURE

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. The Need For Roots, pt. 2, "Uprootedness in the Towns," (1949).)
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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight.
    (Harold Rosenberg (1906-1978), U.S. art critic, author. repr. As Discovering the Present, introduction (1973). "The Cultural Situation Today," Partisan Review (New Brunswick, New Jersey, Summer 1972).)
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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    We know it only too well: if we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 3 (1936).)
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  • 28.
    It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.
    (Northrop Frye (b. 1912), Canadian literary critic. "Anagogic Phase: Symbol as Monad," Anatomy of Criticism (1957).)
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  • 29.
    Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
    (Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), French theater producer, actor, theorist. repr. in Selected Writings, pt. 36, Indian Culture and Here Lies, ed. Susan Sontag (1976). Ci-Gît (1947).)
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  • 30.
    ... 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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