Quotations About / On: CULTURE

  • 31.
    ... 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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  • 32.
    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).)
  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    Being cultured is the least expensive form of respectability.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 37.
    Like other secret lovers, many speak mockingly about popular culture to conceal their passion for it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 38.
    Culture and possessions—there is the bourgeoisie for you.
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 7, p. 513, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, The Modern Library, McGraw-Hill (1955). Naphta's Marxist critique of class and consciousness.)
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  • 39.
    There are no instances known to me of cultures having forsaken Truth or renounced the understanding in its widest sense.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 10 (1936).)
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  • 40.
    Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
    (Erich Fromm (1900-1980), U.S. psychologist. Escape from Freedom, ch. 2 (1941).)
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