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The World Cup is not just a great global sporting event, it is also inscribed with much deeper cultural and political importance.
America is a mosaic not of groups but of individuals, each of whom carries a host of cultural influences, some chosen, some inherited, some absorbed by osmosis. That mosaic is held together by the pursuit of happiness, the most powerful mortar ever conceived. Left alone, it will long endure.
The core of the person is what he or she loves, and that is bound up with what they worship - that insight recalibrates the radar for cultural analysis. The rituals and practices that form our loves spill out well beyond the sanctuary. Many secular liturgies are trying to get us to love some other kingdom and some other gods.
If my colleagues stop eating donuts and are more active, it saves me money on next year's insurance premium, and I get to work with people who have more energy and creativity each day. Yet most organizations fail to make health a cultural priority. Instead, they treat healthcare like any other expense.
So the same cultural and political issues that divided us in 1968 are still dividing us.
Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way, way more sympathetic to science and learning and intellectual pursuits than Islam.
Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia, a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense.
You are the most powerful cultural force in the world.
William J. Clinton
If, hypothetically, Western Catholicism were to review the issue of celibacy, I think it would do so for cultural reasons, not so much as a universal option.
As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.
Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.
CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It's just cultural. People just don't want to do it.
The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'
People who bowl vote. Bowlers are not the cultural elite.
Some people think that movements, such as the movements in ballet, are a higher cultural expression, whereas some are just dirt. I think it is elitist to think that a trained movement is more acceptable than untrained and possibly unrehearsed movements.
Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable.
It is often in the name of cultural integrity as well as social stability and national security that democratic reforms based on human rights are resisted by authoritarian governments.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I love the opportunity to wear something really special and go to a wonderful event at some great cultural institution.
Sarah Jessica Parker
The fact that 'Astro Boy' appealed to me as a boy in America was proof that the story and character transcend cultural stereotypes.
I never outgrew my conversion to atheism at 13, but at various times was a serious cultural Jew.
Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences, our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.
In order to keep anything cultural, logical, or ideological, you have to reinvent the reality of it.
Hip-hop is a cultural expression - it's embracing.
I've written 18 books, mostly dealing with issues of social justice, ending racism, feminism, and cultural criticism.
I came to accept during my freshman year that many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I'd feared.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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