Quotations About / On: CULTURE

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    ... 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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  • 36.
    ... the novelist is bound by the reasonable possibilities, not the probabilities, of his culture.
    (Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), U.S. fiction writer and essayist. Mystery and Manners, part 5 (1969). From "Novelist and Believer," a paper given in March 1963 at a symposium at Sweet Briar College, Virginia.)
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  • 37.
    Outside of Paris, there is no hope for the cultured.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mascarille, in Les Précieuses Ridicules, sc. 9 (1659).)
  • 38.
    What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
    (Erich Fromm (1900-1980), U.S. psychologist. The Art of Loving, ch. 1 (1956).)
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  • 39.
    Culture requires in the first place a certain balance of material and spiritual values.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 4 (1936).)
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  • 40.
    Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 10 (1936).)
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