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There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.
We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.
R. D. Laing
It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.'
We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.
Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything - for better or for worse.
Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
It's ironic that in our culture everyone's biggest complaint is about not having enough time; yet nothing terrifies us more than the thought of eternity.
Big ideas, big ambitious projects need to be embedded within culture at a level deeper than the political winds. It needs to be deeper than the economic fluctuations that could turn people against an expensive project because they're on an unemployment line and can't feed their families.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they're going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.
The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
Rap is a gimmick, but I'm for the hip-hop, the culture.
An educated person is one who, through the travail of his own life, has assimilated the ideas that make him representative of his culture.
I grew up with coconuts as the main flavor in food in Jamaica. It's part of our culture.
Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright.
You know when you eat too many sweets and get diabetes? Paparazzi are the diabetes of materialistic culture.
I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
I believe the fast track to atheism is reading the Bible. I've read it three times all the way through. It's a big part of our culture, a big part of our history. I don't just read things I agree with.
Popular culture no longer craves archangels and new dawns. Pop culture traffics in vampires and deads of night.
For sheer majestic geography and sublime scale, nothing beats Alaska and the Yukon. For culture, Japan. And for all-around affection, Australia.
Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down. It's happened many times in the past. It could happen to us.
I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. In order to appreciate cultures of another nation, one needs to go there, know the people and mingle with the culture of that country. One way to do that, if one is lucky enough, is to buy things from those cultures.
Morals are built on religious faith. Virtue is built on morality and influences a culture.
Culture and possessions, there is the bourgeoisie for you.
Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.
John F. Kennedy
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