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I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.
I think we are evolving rapidly into one world culture. It's certainly one world economy. With billions of people online, I think we'll appreciate the wisdom in many different traditions as we learn more about them. People were very isolated and didn't know anything about other religions 100 years ago.
When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom.
All of my Polynesian counterparts in the NFL with roots in American Samoa understand how the values embedded in our South Pacific culture - community, hard work, perseverance, respect - contribute directly to our success.
A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
I want to look my best for God. So many people have the attitude that if you're a Christian you've got to dress bad, wear an old color, not do anything to your hair, have nothing. It's no wonder that Christianity is not very attractive. I mean, how many people do you know in a Western culture that's going to go, 'Yeah, give me some of that?'
Being unique is never easy, and often, by the time culture catches up with you, there are only a few people who notice.
God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture.
What other culture could have produced someone like Hemingway and not seen the joke?
We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based.
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
I think every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any woman back 40 years and say, 'Is this a world you want to live in?' They would say, 'No.'
Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
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.
For most of human civilization, the pace of innovation has been so slow that a generation might pass before a discovery would influence your life, culture or the conduct of nations.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I love having different cultures around, but when the parent culture kind of dissipates, you're left thinking, 'Well, what's going on?'
I'm starting to wonder if pop culture is in its dying days, because everyone is able to customize their own lives with the images they want to see and the words they want to read and the music they listen to. You don't have the broader trends like you used to.
Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
I used to think that, given enough goodwill, anybody would be able to 'get' any music, no matter how distant the culture from which it came. And then I heard Chinese opera.
There has to be innate circuitry that does the learning, that creates the culture, that acquires the culture, and that responds to socialization.
I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.
We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans.
You know when you eat too many sweets and get diabetes? Paparazzi are the diabetes of materialistic culture.
There exists no culture in which adultery is unknown, no cultural device or code that extinguishes philandering.
I was raised in rural south Jersey, and there was no culture there. There was a small library, and that was it. There was nothing else.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
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