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I am an American, steeped in American values. But I know on an emotional level what it means to be of the Chinese culture.
If you respect a language and culture, it shows in your work.
A. R. Rahman
Government and culture are two diametrically opposed forces - the one blinds and oppresses, the other uplifts and unites.
People constantly make pop-culture references. That's why it's called popular culture, because people are aware of it and reference it constantly.
When I left the U.S. for the first time, I spent my first year abroad in Japan. That culture shock and abundance of new stimuli combined with a lack of guidance forced me to develop my own approaches to learning and juggling.
Apple has a culture of excellence that is, I think, so unique and so special. I'm not going to witness or permit the change of it.
We're trying to infuse a little good into the American culture. Love God, love your neighbor, hunt ducks. Raise your kids, make them behave, love them. I don't see the down side to that.
There's still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It's regrettable, it's stupid, it's heartless, and it's immoral, but there it is.
There is something intrinsically, systemically wrong with white, western culture, and if we don't fix it, it won't continue.
Magical realism allows an artist like myself to inject layers of meaning without being obvious. In American culture, where there is freedom of expression, this approach may seem forced, unnecessary and misunderstood. But this system of communication has become very Iranian.
I know there are lots of positives in the evolution of technology, but I also think it will be responsible for the end of a unique character, of a specific kind of geographical culture. The world is getting so small, and mass production is getting so big. Everything is in danger of becoming the same.
The result of the collaborative culture is that corporations or government institutions focus intensely on internal culture and pour their energy into achieving minuscule policy changes relating to workplace efficiency, gender or race.
I'm a slave to the culture, so I see an Audi, a Denali, or an Escalade, my neighbor got the four-door Porsche. I have a really nice truck. But it's a Durango and I like frontin'! I like to ride by and show off.
We could see that he was a charismatic guy who jumps over the moon and is very competitive, but nobody could have predicted what he would become to our culture.
The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.
Scientists are very much entangled in their culture and this culture is not pristine, untouched by other cultures and practices.
Therefore reinforcing a stereotype, therefore thinking that the entire Indian culture is just made of people that are against their children's decisions.
One of the remarkable things about slums is that they do develop their own social organization and economy and even culture that is, on some level, functional and in some cases, remarkably resilient. This is kind of amazing.
Pools have their own uniqueness, design and engineering to depict culture, history or innovation.
The power of pop culture stories should not be underestimated, and there is an enormous potential for inspirational stories that can have a positive, transformative effect on our lives.
I think my novel, 'Walden Two,' has made people stop and look at the culture they have inherited and wonder if it is the last word or whether it can be changed.
B. F. Skinner
All culture must have arisen from cult.
My involvement in the political arena is to make sure there's a place for culture.
Becoming a walking, dancing, fire-breathing lifestyle dragon is not something you can pursue overnight! It takes years of studying, living, and understanding the modern culture!
I really chess-play culture shifts. I'm really good at understanding what worldwide cell-phone use means. That's what I do. I try to picture it three to four to five steps ahead.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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