Quotations About / On: CULTURE

  • 21.
    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).)
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  • 22.
    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).)
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  • 23.
    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).)
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  • 24.
    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).)
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  • 25.
    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).)
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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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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