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We're warriors, this culture, and we're very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is.
Even when the writing seems very frivolous, I'm puritanical. I don't mean my subject matter. It's that I'm almost pathologically incapable of leaving something when I'm not quite happy with it.
My parents were teetotalers and my grandparents were - it's all the way back. It's New English puritanical tradition.
I think we're very uptight in America. You have to remember that we're descended from Puritans. Whether or not the country is now composed of immigrants, our culture as American really begins with the landing of the Pilgrims and a puritanical view of things.
The United States is considered a puritanical society by many Western nations. For example, they can't believe we hassle public servants like General David Petraeus because he had a mistress. In France, if a powerful man doesn't have a mistress, he's considered a wimp.
Saudi Arabia is a puritanical state that claims a monopoly of wisdom and virtue.
It's a cliche, but Americans are puritanical. In their movies, they are scared of sex, but they overindulge in violence. I could have cut a G-rated version of 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' that would have pleased the American ratings board, but it would have been five minutes long.
I had a strong, really good upbringing, not puritanical.
We're more sexually repressed than men, having been given a much more strict puritanical code of behavior than men ever have.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
I'm cursed with this puritanical streak that makes me want everything to be about something. It's a terrible affliction.
Religion provides us with a puritanical dream, which can never be realized because it goes against human nature.
But we're still in somewhat a Puritanical society in a lot of ways.
American society is still puritanical.
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