Quotations About / On: CULTURE

  • 1.
    Popular culture is seductive; high culture is imperious.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
  • 2.
    Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 4 (1936).)
  • 3.
    The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 4 (1936).)
  • 4.
    We belong to an age whose culture is in danger of perishing through the means to culture.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 324, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Human, All-Too-Human, p. 182, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (1986). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 520, "The Danger Facing Our Culture," (1878).)
  • 5.
    A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 88 (1951).)
  • 6.
    Should we study each other's cultures or just deal with them?
  • 7.
    'Here is the new paradigm: beauty is nature, cities are culture'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, Febr 2016.)
  • 8.
    The old culture of life is always between the 'right' and the 'wrong'.
  • 9.
    Marriage brought you into this land; and, you met a strange culture!
  • 10.
    They are barbarians, medievalist people who do not know civilization, art and culture.
    (Religious blindness)
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