Quotations About / On: CULTURE
The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideasuncertainty, progress, changeinto crimes.
(Salman Rushdie (b. 1947), Indian-born British author. Herbert Read Memorial Lecture, Feb. 6, 1990, ICA, London. Is Nothing Sacred? (1990).)
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).)
Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life.
(Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), U.S. philosopher and political theorist; born in Germany. Between Past and Future, ch. 6 (1961).)
Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble.
(Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, April 23, 1966, Washington, DC.)
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).)
[Tobacco] is a culture productive of infinite wretchedness.... The cultivation of wheat is the reverse in every circumstance.
(Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Notes on the State of Virginia (1787), Query 20, pp. 167-168, ed. William Peden (1954).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
(Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist author. Sexual Politics, ch. 2 (1970).)