Quotations About / On: CULTURE
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).)
There is no comparing the brutality and cynicism of today's pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.
(Charles Krauthammer (b. 1950), U.S. editor, columnist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, October 31, 1990).)
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).)