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The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.

Tags: Behavior, Social  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them.

Tags: Customers, Industry  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

I'm of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life.

Tags: Life, Purpose  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them.

Tags: System, True  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We've never been anti-Semitic.

Tags: Islamic, Took  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.

Tags: History, Rich  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.

Tags: Earth, Garden  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.

Tags: Debate, History  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.

Tags: Paid, Price  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

We live in a patriarchal culture. It's okay for women to be objectified but not for men.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

I am so spoiled. I cannot watch a show where it gets interrupted for ads. I have to TiVo it and skip through the ads, because the culture of advertising is so false and phony that I just... ugh, you know?

Tags: Cannot, Show  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Life is infinitely complex, and I feel like we live in a culture that really seems to want to simplify it into sound bites and bromides, and that does not work.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

There is a fetishization of victimization in our culture. And I just am not interested in victimhood.

Tags: Interested  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

When you talk about rap you have to understand that rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture.

Tags: Talk, Understand  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

A lot of what the 'Culture' is about is a reaction to all the science fiction I was reading in my very early teens.

Tags: Reading, Science  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Tags: Reading, Stop  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.

Tags: Able, Enough  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of 'culture.'

Tags: Means, Music  ✍ Author: John Cage

To some extent, we've always had an admiration for extroversion in our culture. But the extrovert ideal really came to play at the turn of the 20th century when we had the rise of big business.

Tags: Big, Business  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

There has been a shift to what may be defined as a culture of negativity which goes well beyond coverage of politics.

Tags: May, Politics  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

Sigmund Freud was the apostle of disbelief. He was the one who made psychoanalysis a part of our culture, and in so doing he kicked out a flying buttress that had been essential for holding up our cathedral of faith.

Tags: Faith, Flying  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion
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Yeah, I don't deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague.

Tags: Deal, Politics  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.

Tags: Capable, Process  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

But one of the most fantastic things about Ireland and Dublin is that the pubs are like Paris and the cafe culture. And Dublin, in many ways, is a pub culture.

Tags: Paris, Ways  ✍ Author: Hugh Dancy

The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.

Tags: Poetry, Reality  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there's no fitting into it now.

Tags: Music, Started  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible.

Tags: Infinity  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

I don't go to movies, I don't own a television, I don't buy magazines and I try not to receive mail, so I'm not really aware of popular culture.

Tags: Movies, Try  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

The one album I can't live without is called 'Cumbolo' by a band called Culture. Every song on their album is deep, but there's one in particular called 'This Train.' I have a tattoo of the lyrics on my left arm.

Tags: Deep, Song  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

It's celebrated in British culture to be eccentric.

Tags: British, Eccentric  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

Celebrity culture is an aspirational culture regardless of how much you don't want it to be.

Tags: Celebrity, Regardless  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization.

Tags: Try, Values  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

The media and the rest of popular culture weren't recording people's reactions to 9/11; they were forcing made-up reactions down people's throats.

Tags: Media, Rest  ✍ Author: Susan Faludi

The culture used to move relatively slowly, so you could take aim. Now it moves so fast, and is so fluffy and meaningless, you feel like an idiot even complaining about it.

Tags: Idiot, Used  ✍ Author: Susan Faludi

I recommend the same therapies for all humans with HIV. There is no reason to believe that physiologic responses to therapy will vary across lines of class, culture, race or nationality.

Tags: Race, Reason  ✍ Author: Paul Farmer

The English country house is certainly an icon of British culture.

Tags: Country, House  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of the dominant culture today.

Tags: Opposite, Today  ✍ Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

It would be impossible to be a woman in Western culture and not have your own issues about your image and what you look like.

Tags: Impossible, Woman  ✍ Author: America Ferrera

Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents.

Tags: Chief, Him  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

There are things in American culture that want to wipe the class distinction. Blue jeans. Ready-made clothes. Coca-Cola.

Tags: American, Class  ✍ Author: Leslie Fiedler

The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.

Tags: Obstacle, Powerful  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.

Tags: Human, Weakness  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?

Tags: Men, Why  ✍ Author: Ernest Gaines

The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.

Tags: Speech, Wholly  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments.

Tags: Desire, Marriage  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

Tags: Nation, Soul  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.

Tags: Heart, Mind  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.

Tags: Attempts, Exclusive  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

If you were a Colombian, you would have your version of an empanada. If you are an Argentinean, you might find a dough that's baked and has a butter sheen on it. And then in Ecuador, you'll find more crispy-fried empanadas. So, yeah, every culture has their own version of empanadas.

Tags: Might, Yeah  ✍ Author: Greta Garbo

The center of Western culture is Greece, and we have never lost our ties with the architectural concepts of that ancient civilization.

Tags: Lost, Western  ✍ Author: Stephen Gardiner

If your culture doesn't like geeks, you are in real trouble.

Tags: Real, Trouble  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

So, Mexico, Brazil, they wanted their national culture to be 'blackish' - really brown, a beautiful brown blend. And finally, I discovered that in each of these societies the people at the bottom are the darkest skinned with the most African features.

Tags: Beautiful, Wanted  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.

Tags: Degree, Hatred  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human.

Tags: Human  ✍ Author: Edward T. Hall

There are many cultural scenes in Lahore, just as there are in London. And there is a celebrity culture here, just as there is in London. But in Lahore, the celebrity scene doesn't drown out the rest quite so much.

Tags: Here, Rest  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Most of the monsters... are based on some sort of mythology. Every culture and even some geographical areas have monsters and mythology that is their own.

Tags: Based, Mythology  ✍ Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble.

Tags: Rich, Trouble  ✍ Author: Hubert H. Humphrey

Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay.

Tags: Good, Pay  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

My taste in music originates from my culture and heritage, and from traveling the world and listening to all kinds of fun sounds and bits.

Tags: Fun, Music  ✍ Author: Chanel Iman

You know, one of these things that happened in the '60s and '70s was this confluence of, sort of, a counter-culture with computer culture.

Tags: Computer, Happened  ✍ Author: Walter Isaacson

The opportunity and the concept of merging music culture with actual boxing is exciting. It's bringing a younger demographic to the sport.

Tags: Boxing, Music  ✍ Author: Curtis James Jackson

Wherever I go, I bring the culture with me, so that they can understand that it's attainable. I didn't do it any other way than through hip-hop.

Tags: Bring, Understand  ✍ Author: Jay-Z

We live in a society and a culture and an economic model that tries to make everything look right.

Tags: Economic, Society  ✍ Author: Tibor Kalman

We are somehow natured, not just to reproduce, but for sociality and even for culture.

Tags: Reproduce, Somehow  ✍ Author: Leon Kass

The notion that Jews are mythic creatures is well circulating in our culture.

Tags: Creatures, Jews  ✍ Author: Phil Katz

In my parents' generation, rebellion was pop culture. It's not anymore.

Tags: Generation, Parents  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

The U.S. needs to do more than change presidents. It needs to change its political culture.

Tags: Change, Political  ✍ Author: Richard Lamm

A remarkable thing about the Silicon Valley culture is that its status structure is so based on technical accomplishment and prowess.

Tags: Based, Status  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

In the first speech I delivered as health secretary, I made one thing perfectly clear: we need a cultural shift in the NHS: from a culture responsive mainly to orders from the top down to one responsive to patients, in which patient safety is put first.

Tags: Health, Put  ✍ Author: Andrew Lansley

In an individualistic culture, the narcissist is God's gift to the world. In a collectivist society, the narcissist is God's gift to the collective.

Tags: God, Society  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture.

Tags: Color, Women  ✍ Author: Audre Lorde

This obsession with celebrity culture is really unhealthy. I don't want to live my life like that, and I don't want to be a typical pop star.

Tags: Life, Star  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

My dad's quite a conservative person, and he brought me up to be very questioning of the commercial world. He looked down on pop culture. I definitely got the impression that pop was evil and that Britney Spears was evil.

Tags: Dad, Evil  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

I think celebrity culture and sexuality in pop music is really important, but I want there to be an alternative for people.

Tags: Music, Sexuality  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

I'm not really part of that 'L.A. thing' or that celebrity culture. I'm more like someone who observes it, and I can't ever imagine being like that.

Tags: Imagine, Someone  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it.

Tags: Accept, Learn  ✍ Author: Yo-Yo Ma

You know when you eat too many sweets and get diabetes? Paparazzi are the diabetes of materialistic culture.

Tags: Diabetes, Eat  ✍ Author: Shirley MacLaine

Is it possible that literacy standards are falling because young Australians are growing up in a culture in which they can be entertained and informed, and in which they can communicate effectively, without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills?

Tags: Possible, Young  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts.

Tags: Simply, Writer  ✍ Author: Naguib Mahfouz

Culture's worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we're all totalitarian beasts.

Tags: Risks, Worth  ✍ Author: Norman Mailer

Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture. Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.

Tags: Reason, Society  ✍ Author: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Our culture in India is not a culture where we grudge each other.

Tags: Grudge, India  ✍ Author: Vijay Mallya

Marilyn Manson is a mockery of American pop culture.

Tags: American, Pop  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

This is the culture you're raising your kids in. Don't be surprised if it blows up in your face.

Tags: Face, Kids  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality.

Tags: Reality  ✍ Author: Bob Marley

I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that fits standard Western ideas - it's always related to culture, to music, to religion. It is a dominant religion in Senegal.

Tags: Music, Religion  ✍ Author: Youssou N\'Dour

In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken.

Tags: Attitude, Faith  ✍ Author: Youssou N\'Dour

If you decide to move to another country and to live within its laws you don't express your disregard for the essence of the culture. It's a form of aggression.

Tags: Another, Country  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

When we were engaged in the problems of survival we had no time to have anything to do with culture.

Tags: Problems, Time  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture.

Tags: Allowing, Dominant  ✍ Author: Holly Near

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.

Tags: Mind, Spirit  ✍ Author: Jawaharlal Nehru

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.

Tags: Issue, Lack  ✍ Author: Gaylord Nelson

It's what the Iraqi people are going through right now. They have encountered a victorious, hostile force-but, you know, there they still are. There their culture is, there their history is, they're not going anywhere.

Tags: Anywhere, History  ✍ Author: Michael Nesmith

In all my shows, I'm not interested in the iconic shots of the Capitol and the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. I'm always interested in trying to get the culture of the place - trying to get it right.

Tags: Place, Trying  ✍ Author: Gary Neville

And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.

Tags: Australia, Surfing  ✍ Author: Joanna Newsom

I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture.

Tags: Interested, Youth  ✍ Author: Joanna Newsom

In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.

Tags: Strong, Youth  ✍ Author: Joanna Newsom

The Irish and British, they love satire, it's a large part of the culture.

Tags: Irish, Love  ✍ Author: Ben Nicholson

The evangelical movement has become just a bit victimized by a success-oriented culture, wanting the church - like the corporation - to be successful.

Tags: Become, Successful  ✍ Author: Henri Nouwen

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