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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?
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.
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.
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.'
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.
Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
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.
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?'
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.
The question is, will we continue to fight what may be a rearguard action to defend universal literacy as a central goal of our education system, or are we bold enough to see what's actually happening to our culture?
For the vast majority of world history, human life - both culture and biology - was shaped by scarcity. Food, clothing, shelter, tools, and pretty much everything else had to be farmed or fabricated, at a very high cost in time and energy.
The misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who's confronted with it.
As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration, we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants that contribute so much to our nation's economy and culture.
There's a widespread cultural barrenness across art and political culture. But there are some pockets of resistance on the extreme margins, like the techno-savvy protest movements, small press, the creator-owned comics, that seem to be getting some signs of hope for the future.
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.
Marina and the Diamonds
Martin Luther King, Jr.
William Arthur Ward
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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
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