Top 19 Oriental Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Oriental Quotes from famous people such as Candace Bushnell, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Rudolf Steiner, Alvin Leung, Johnny Mathis, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I’m the kind of person who would have liked to have lived at the Plaza. I love crystal chandeliers and gold leaf, velvets and mirrors, Oriental rugs and marble.
Candace Bushnell
I mean, in general, the danger is from Oriental faiths and Islam.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky
The Oriental thinks everything in the sense-perceptible world is ‘maya’; everything perceived by our senses and all thinking connected with sense perceptions is ‘maya,’ the great illusion. The only reality is the reality of the soul. What a human being achieves in his or her soul is reality.
Rudolf Steiner
I’ve ruined a lot of hotel towels. I did a shoot in San Francisco and stayed at the Mandarin Oriental. I must have ruined thousands of dollars worth of towels. I dye my hair once a week. The dye is not temporary. It stains everything. It stains tiles, that’s how powerful it is.
Alvin Leung
I love Puccini and that oriental influence in his music.
Johnny Mathis
The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun’s harem – the most oriental thing imaginable.
Malcolm de Chazal
True, when you behold Damascus from the Salahiyeh, the last slope of the Anti-Lebanon, it is the realization of all that you have dreamed of Oriental splendor; the world has no picture more dazzling. It is Beauty carried to the Sublime, as I have felt when overlooking some boundless forest of palms within the tropics.
Bayard Taylor
The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.
Ralph Bakshi
In Botswana in the Kalahari Desert there’s a tented camp called Jack’s Camp, which is like old Africa meets Ralph Lauren. The Oriental rugs, the old leather chairs – you feel like you’ve just jumped out of a Ralph Lauren ad.
Mark Burnett
If you review the commercial history, you will discover anyone who controls oriental trade will get hold of global wealth.
James J. Hill
Apart from the most obvious cases, like the Oriental Bittersweet vine, escaped from private gardens and smothering the mountains one acre at a time, the most painful proof of man’s destruction is not what you can see right in front of you; it’s what you will never see again.
Wil S. Hylton
Japan today has become acquainted with the Western civilization of the rule of Might, but retains the characteristics of the Oriental civilization of the rule of Right. Now the question remains whether Japan will be the hawk of the Western civilization of the rule of Might, or the tower of strength of the Orient.
Sun Yat-sen
China has no desire to replace Western imperialism in Asia with an Oriental imperialism or isolationism of its own or anyone else.
Chiang Kai-shek
When it was announced I had won the Tony Award, I was in Bangkok doing a movie with Judi Dench. I remember coming back from the location to the Oriental Hotel and hearing someone yelling across the reception area, ‘You’ve won the Tony!’ It was wonderful and strange to be halfway around the world.
Roger Rees
The one thing that you simply have to remember all the time that you are there, is that Hollywood is an oriental city. As long as you do that you might survive. If you try to equate it with anything else you’ll perish.
Olivia De Havilland
Shadows sometimes people don’t see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
David Hockney
Reading international law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London was a wonderful experience. With its incredibly diverse student population, I began to immerse myself in the ways social, legal and political forces contribute to human rights and freedoms.
David Lammy
Bolshevism may be Marxian in theory, but it is Hulagoesque in practice. It may be of European descent, but it is Oriental in tradition. Oriental in mood. Oriental in temperament.
Ameen Rihani
I like ‘I Can’t Stand the Rain.’ I like it because it has a really oriental feeling to it, an ‘oriental taste,’ it has an essence of Asia.
Lee Tae-min