Top 295 Heritage Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Heritage Quotes from famous people such as Tariq Ramadan, Xavier Woods, Nell Carter, Ryan Guzman, Sarah Parcak, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The very moment you understand that being a Muslim and

The very moment you understand that being a Muslim and being American or European are not mutually exclusive, you enrich your society. Promote the universal principles of justice and freedom, and leave the societies elsewhere to find their model of democracy based on their collective psychology and cultural heritage.
Tariq Ramadan
One of the things that’s interesting about black culture is we don’t know about our heritage and about our genealogy because it was taken from us. So all that we have is we’re black. That’s where we start.
Xavier Woods
I think that anyone who denies their heritage doesn’t deserve their destiny. My grandmother was a maid. She put nine children – eight of them – through college; I did not finish college.
Nell Carter
Unfortunately, I don’t look as Latin as I am. I get called a white guy a lot, but I am very proud of my heritage. I try my hardest to bring honor to my Mexican roots. Latin people are very passionate and loyal, and I will always remember who I am and where I come from.
Ryan Guzman
We’ve got to map all of our ancient history before it’s gone because, let’s face it, if we don’t have a common heritage to share, something to get excited about, then what are we living for?
Sarah Parcak
Conversations between parents and kids are important – about race issues, about all kinds of things, about heritage.
Garcelle Beauvais
There have been players with Indian heritage, but there hasn’t been a Native-American professional basketball player who became a regular for all sorts of social and political reasons.
Sherman Alexie
I have published in ‘The New Yorker,’ ‘Holiday,’ ‘Life,’ ‘Mademoiselle,’ ‘American Heritage,’ ‘Horizon,’ ‘The Ladies Home Journal,’ ‘The Kenyon Review,’ ‘The Sewanee Review,’ ‘Poetry,’ ‘Botteghe Oscure,’ the ‘Atlantic Monthly,’ ‘Harper’s.’
Paul Engle
There’s so many Chinese or Asian Americans that were either born in another country like I was and raised in America or born in America and raised in America. They’re normal Americans, and they just happen to have a different heritage.
Ross Butler
My Indigenous heritage is something I hold close to my heart.
Ashleigh Barty
Woe to the generation of sons who find their censers empty of the rich incense of prayer, whose fathers have been too busy or too unbelieving to pray, and perils inexpressible and consequences untold are their unhappy heritage.
Edward McKendree Bounds
I went home and went to Mustang, in the mountains between Nepal and China, and was so inspired by the landscape and the rich culture and heritage. I loved the textures, the draping, the palette. Everything was so beautiful. This little kingdom wasn’t open to the world until 1991.
Prabal Gurung
Meat eaters don’t like me because I call for moderation, and vegetarians don’t like me because I say there’s nothing wrong with eating meat. It’s part of our evolutionary heritage! Meat has helped to make us what we are. Meat helps to make our big brains.
Vaclav Smil
I am very proud of my family and my heritage and my history, and I’m also proud of my own achievements.
Melissa Leong
We need to broaden our sympathies both in space and time – and perceive ourselves as part of a long heritage, and stewards for an immense future.
Martin Rees
It is not wealth, it is not station, it is not social standing and ambition which can make us worthy of the Jewish name, of the Jewish heritage. To be worthy of them, we must live up to and with them. We must regard ourselves their custodians.
Louis D. Brandeis
Heritage will remain, first and foremost, a research institute dedicated to impeccable research and data-driven policy analysis.
Jim DeMint
We must be vigilant in protecting Nevada’s outdoor heritage and make this a top priority.
Jacky Rosen
Eastern Muslim countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, are relative success stories, as they are not afflicted by the Arab heritage of retreat and humiliation at the hands of the French, Spanish, British, Turks, and Persians.
Conrad Black
Born of a noble father and a saintly mother, President Hinckley learned as a young boy the truths of the restored gospel from his faithful parents. He came to respect deeply and value highly his pioneer heritage.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I have lived in Cornwall from the age of 4, so I have always been aware of the artistic heritage that the county has. I feel very proud to be able to connect to this.
John Dyer
People tend to believe that to be modern you have to disengage from your heritage, but it’s not true.
Moza bint Nasser
I want to compliment The Heritage Foundation for its work on behalf of a strong national defense.
Don Nickles
Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.
Abdus Salam
I am as much British, white and working class, my mother’s background, as I am black and Nigerian, my father’s heritage.
David Olusoga
A lot of them want to come and play for Manchester United. They want to play because Alex has a record of giving youth a chance and we have the history and heritage of Manchester United.
David Gill
I’m a whole lot more than just Spanish or Irish or whatever, but definitely, it’s given me help. It’s given me a push, and I’m very proud of my Spanish heritage.
Eddie Alvarez
For the better part of two centuries, outsiders have been offering explanations that range from racist to learned-sounding – the supposed inferiority of blacks, the heritage of slavery, overpopulation – for why Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Adam Hochschild
From my situation as an African American person in the U.S., people may look at me and think a certain thing without getting to know me. I’m of Nigerian and Caribbean heritage. I went to Yale. What you see is not what you think you’re getting.
Kevin Olusola
I am so proud of my heritage and of being Latina. I would most definitely consider roles in Latin America.
Chrissie Fit
I thank my dad for leaving me such a wonderful, wonderful heritage.
Natalie Cole
I'm of Cypriot heritage, we have no concept of portion

I’m of Cypriot heritage, we have no concept of portion control.
Jack Monroe
I love my heritage both as someone who grew up as a Muslim and as an Indian – it’s part of who I am and I would never deny it.
Noureen DeWulf
Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean share a cultural heritage based on centuries of common history. And what is more, we share the same values and world view. We believe in a world order that is based on cooperation, on regionalism, on multilateralism.
Federica Mogherini
Ballet is certainly appreciated in New York, but it has been a part of the Russian culture, history and heritage for hundreds of years, so it’s much more instilled in the Russian blood.
David Hallberg
Its roots are in American Negro culture, which is part of the whole country’s heritage, but the dance speaks to everyone… Otherwise, it wouldn’t work.
Alvin Ailey
A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankind’s heritage.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
I really identified with Pocahontas’ struggles as a young woman trying to identify herself in a modern, changing world and trying to stay true to her culture and heritage.
Q’orianka Kilcher
A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.
Steve Berry
Our country stands at a critical point in its history. Our heritage as a nation of immigrants is at stake.
Roger Mahony
In looking at difficulties in the black American community over the years, it has always astounded me how much white Americans take for granted the rich and utterly decisive heritage of Western culture.
Shelby Steele
Multilingualism in our nation extends back to several millennia. This multilingualism is an asset, a heritage we have inherited, and is, in fact, a resource we deeply cherish.
Smriti Irani
It’s the state of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. That is our heritage. It is what makes us Virginia.
Corey Stewart
My heritage has definitely shaped my music and my character in a lot of ways.
Ava Max
Frankly, if independents and Democrats want to work with us on conservative ideas, I can do that better at Heritage than as a partisan inside.
Jim DeMint
I am a National Football League player of American Samoan heritage. Because of my status as a professional athlete, I have been blessed to play a role in educating players and fans about the culture and history of America’s southernmost territory.
Troy Polamalu
When you’re a model, you learn how to make the most of your assets – in my case, the smallish behind that is the legacy of my half-Japanese heritage.
Marie Helvin
I don’t work for Club For Growth or Heritage.
Stephen Fincher
Sport is part of every man and woman’s heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
Pierre de Coubertin
I definitely have a strong sense of my Jewish and Israeli identity. I did my two-year military service; I was brought up in a very Jewish, Israeli family environment, so of course my heritage is very important to me.
Gal Gadot
I am extremely proud of my heritage, and I would never use being Dutch as an excuse but rather an explanation of our cultural differences.
Yolanda Hadid
In North America, the greatest threat to the Jewish people is not the external force of antisemitism, but the internal forces of apathy, inertia and ignorance of our own heritage.
Michael Steinhardt
I think for all of us who call East St. Louis part of our heritage, we want to make a better day for the city.
Dick Durbin
Some men play golf. I’ve got this crazy thing about maintaining our nation’s maritime heritage.
Clive Cussler
On the one hand, she is cut off from the protection awarded to her sisters abroad; on the other, she has no such power to defend her interests at the polls, as is the heritage of her brothers at home.
Florence Kelley
Heritage Action is a self-interested fundraising organization led by a former Giuliani staffer who is not taking counsel from real conservatives… It is a worthless organization to the conservative movement. I’ll be the first to say that.
Geoff Davis
I think the growing disregard for the environment, culture, and heritage is a natural consequence of capitalism.
Varg Vikernes
If New Orleans is allowed to die, a crucial part of the world’s music heritage will disappear.
Ray Davies
I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science, a part of human civilization of Western origin, to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work.
Chen-Ning Yang
We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don’t forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.
Naguib Mahfouz
Manchester United has a rich heritage and we recognize our responsibility to live up to its great traditions and values.
Joel Glazer
And it’s a crime because the great plays of history, going all the way back to the Greeks, are part of everybody’s heritage. It’s just like in music, Beethoven or Mozart, that’s everybody’s heritage.
Tony Randall
I've been marching in every single ethnic nationality p

I’ve been marching in every single ethnic nationality parade all throughout the City of New York. We’re all Americans first and foremost, but people understand their heritage and it’s good to see.
Joe Lhota
Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage; but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment.
Albert J. Nock
True to his Malay Chinese heritage, my dad would regularly whip up a revitalising spicy broth in the depths of winter. He was a firm believer that spicy food is the solution to most problems, and feeling under the weather was no exception.
Rachel Khoo
To be honest, I think that I am a bit of a singer, coming from Wales; being Welsh, we are all very proud of our singing heritage.
Ioan Gruffudd
There have been many music reality shows on Indian television, but ‘Om Shanti Om’ is fresh and unique in all aspects. The show is going to bring the young generation closer to our heritage and culture.
Shankar Mahadevan
High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.
Alan Autry
Great American leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worshipped God just as our Founding Fathers did. We must never forget this important aspect of our heritage or use it as a political bargaining chip.
Steve King
I do believe, given the heritage of Al Jazeera itself in Arabic and in English, I think Al Jazeera will succeed in introducing another perspective on the news that the American market is in need for.
Wadah Khanfar
The Tower of David is important for Israel’s heritage and existence because it is more than a tower, it is a symbol. It is more important than the Azrieli Towers.
Yair Lapid
Thanks to my Czech-German heritage, I can’t get enough of savory foods like stews, sausage, noodles, and anything that involves melted cheese. Not great choices from a dietary perspective, but at the end of a long day, I feel like I’m entitled.
Ivanka Trump
I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life entirely as a Jew, I think it is fitting that I should leave as a Jew. I don’t want to turn my back on a great and noble heritage.
Felix Frankfurter
British people have a really sophisticated sense of humour, because we’re exposed to much more than Europeans and Americans, not least in our literary heritage.
Frankie Boyle
It states, History should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future. It also suggests that this celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States.
Mark Foley
Baseball presents a living heritage, a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons past and the hope of next day, next week, next year.
John Thorn
The Heritage Foundation, by far the most influential think tank of the Trump era, is widely seen as a redoubt of Trumpism in large part because of the tremendous influence of the Mercers, who are major donors.
Bari Weiss
I know I’m British. I haven’t spent much time in the U.K., but my parents are British, my family heritage is British, so if I wasn’t British, what would I be? I am British.
Chris Froome
I was a big fan of the more Mexican-based wrestlers when I started watching WCW, and I saw guys like Silver King, Eddie Guerrero, and Rey Mysterio. And where I come from, we have this European heritage with World of Sport with guys like Johnny Saint, Johnny Kidd, ‘Rollerball’ Mark Rocco, Robbie Brookside.
Aleister Black
I think it’s a disgrace that some would allow extreme voices in this country to erase our proud heritage.
Andrew Scheer
I’m proud of my Latin American heritage.
Lorenzo Lamas
Learn that you can stand up for who you are, stand up for your heritage and be proud.
Patty Mills
Writers like John T. Edge, whose work is all about the cultural histories behind food, have done so much to show that these stories are a really vital part of our cultural heritage.
Michael Paterniti
Sindhis have a rich heritage, but they suffered massively during the Partition.
Dalip Tahil
I’m grounded in who I am, and I am a confident black man. A confident, Nigerian, black, chocolate man. I’m proud of my heritage, and no man can take that away from me.
John Boyega
All the things that are part of your heritage make you British – that makes this country what it is. It’s part of your history. And here, unlike America, it’s still living history.
Bill Bryson
We don’t have entitlements as part of our family heritage. If you want nice things in life, if you want to get ahead, you have to earn it.
Brian France
My parents would dress us up in traditional Vietnamese clothing to go to school for heritage day. We have a Vietnamese nanny that my parents wanted us to have so we could stay in touch and know where we came from.
Lana Condor
Even though I am very tied to and close to my heritage, I learned Spanish in college; I didn’t grow up with it. Growing up in South Texas is different from Miami or L.A. where it is a necessity to speak Spanish.
Eva Longoria
Our state ceremonies have a religious foundation. We have compulsory religious education. And the Church should be a moral guardian. We have in this country a long Christian heritage and Christian culture and we shouldn’t be in too much of a hurry to give that up.
Ann Widdecombe
Nuclear is an important part of the heritage of Duke. We operate the largest regulated nuclear fleet in the U.S. We love the diversity of the generation.
Lynn Good
Through the years, people like the KKK and skinheads kinda kidnapped the Dixie or Southern flag from its tradition and the heritage of the soldiers.
Gary Rossington
When you step out on the grounds of Wimbledon, you feel that respect, you feel that heritage, feel the history.
Grigor Dimitrov
What attracted us and allured us to Old Trafford are al

What attracted us and allured us to Old Trafford are all the great things, all the great history, and all the great heritage. People keep saying ‘what are you going to change?’ And the thing I keep saying is people aren’t going to notice a change.
Joel Glazer
Our vision is to rediscover the spirit of the Renaissance, create a new discipline where engineering for cultural heritage is actually a symbol of blending art and science together.
Maurizio Seracini
While Chris Martin has a deep interest in yoga spirituality, it does not make him an expert on how best to portray Desi heritage.
Anthea Butler
I always knew that whenever you go out there, you’re not just representing yourself. You’re representing a heritage that’s behind you, your culture, so you always have to do things, like, bigger, badder, better.
Joan Smalls
I’m truly excited to be a part of the Reebok family. What really comes through when working with Reebok team is that they live and breathe fitness. They have an incredible heritage in training and know exactly what it takes to help athletes be as fit as they can be.
Johny Hendricks
Over many years, I have been a supporter of the National Trust and the vital work that they do in preserving our heritage and landscapes – long may this continue.
Vera Lynn
The reason why I wear gold – I wear gold for three reasons. One, when Jesus was born, three wise men came from the east: one brought frankincense, one brought myrrh, the other one brought gold. The second reason I wear gold is I can afford it. The third reason I wear it, it’s symbolic of my African heritage.
Mr. T
I think Star City should have Unesco World Heritage status. It will need to be adapted a little bit and made more glamorous than it looks now, but it should definitely be protected for the future.
Valentina Tereshkova
I don’t want my children growing up in a world where they think that their heritage and skin colour could be judged negatively.
Rochelle Humes
We all recognize that Colorado and our nation have a long and storied tradition of gun ownership for hunting, outdoor recreation and self-defense. However, I am not convinced that combat weapons are necessarily part of that heritage.
Mark Udall
Even though beauty is very much my heritage, my real passion is accessories and home.
Aerin Lauder
I’m very proud of my heritage.
Wilford Brimley
We always try to reinterpret sport in an innovative, fashionable way, and when we do fashion, we’re always trying to bring our sports heritage into the fashion world.
Jochen Zeitz
In ‘The Heritage Guide to the Constitution,’ you find a most remarkable collection of scholarly work. Over a hundred people have contributed to explaining what the Constitution says, what it means, how it has been interpreted over the years, and how it is important to people today.
Edwin Meese
SBI Caps has a distinct advantage because most of our people are market recruits. We have a public sector heritage. Our challenge is to bring the best of both – public sector heritage and private sector talent – and provide a unique offering.
Arundhati Bhattacharya
I have quite a different background from a lot of people in the Labour party – I’m of mixed heritage.
Chuka Umunna
I’m very happy to have the heritage that I do, but I’m not wanting to be ‘the Latino actor.’ I just want to be ‘an actor.’
Oscar Isaac
If I don’t make heritage visible and the strength of mother tongue important for my grandchildren, it scares me that they might say in 20 years from now, ‘Well, it is rumoured that we used to be Africans long ago.’ And in many urban areas, it’s already happening.
Hugh Masekela
I’ve always been an ambassador for Australians, non-Indigenous Australians and Indigenous Australians… I let people know about who I am and that I’m not just a basketballer, I’m a person who comes from a very rich heritage.
Patty Mills
We can start looking for ways to preserve our heritage outside lazily defending a flag with history steeped in racism and treason.
Tyler Childers
We cannot blame globalisation for diluting our cultural heritage and music, as our music is respected more outside India than here.
Shankar Mahadevan
In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage.
Bernard Arnault
I think my heritage makes me very open to try things, taking on different flavours, mixing it all up. I find that exciting.
Rachel Khoo
When we fled from the oppressions of kings and parliaments in Europe, to found this great Republic in America, we brought with us the laws and the liberties, which formed a part of our heritage as Britons.
Caleb Cushing
I have long hair because I’m American Indian. I’m an Oklahoma boy, and I’m very proud of my heritage.
Christian Kane
What would you do in order to marry Sophia Loren? I think anyone would become French to marry Sophia Loren. Love was more important than nationality. The cultural heritage of that country and my parents is so interlaced that it really doesn’t matter that a piece of paper tells them they’re French.
Edoardo Ponti
I was raised Jewish, my wife was raised Catholic. Though we respect each other’s heritage, and while many of our friends are deeply religious, we have chosen to focus on our similarities, not our differences. We teach our children compassion, charity, honesty and the benefits of hard work.
Steven Levitan
Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well.
Nelly Furtado
I, along with my sisters Neeti and Mukti, did my schooling from BITS Pilani in the Shekhawati region. So, I am very well aware of Rajasthan, its culture, life, heritage, music, food and everything it is famous for. And it’s no exaggeration to say that Rajasthan gave me the best childhood memories.
Shakti Mohan
I am proud of my Italian heritage, and nothing I have said should be interpreted as an attempt at minimizing its value.
Sergio Marchionne
When you’re a second- or third-generation migrant, your ties to your heritage can feel a little precarious. You’re a foreigner here, you’re a tourist back in your ancestral land, and home is the magpie nest you construct of the bits of culture you’re able to hold close.
Ash Sarkar
November is Native American Heritage month, and a good

November is Native American Heritage month, and a good time to honor the legacy of our ancestors, but every day we should stop to think about our country’s beginning and that the United States would not exist if not for a great deal of sacrifice, blood, and tears by Indian Tribes across the country.
Deb Haaland
Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
Walt Disney
I think there is a heritage which I’m proud of, which is a fight for democracy, a fight for social justice, a fight for freedom. My grandfather went to jail or exile six times in his life, fighting for his principles for democracy, or for his country. And my father twice.
George Papandreou
Every February, we celebrate the heritage and contributions of African Americans in North Carolina and around the country. North Carolina holds an important place in African American history going back generations.
Roy Cooper
My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.
Gerald R. Ford
Looting has an immense impact on our ability to understand our global cultural heritage; once these objects are gone, so too is our chance of piecing together humanity’s shared story.
Sarah Parcak
The music we’re playing now is based on my heritage, which is Russian, Romanian and Hungarian.
Herbie Mann
Fulfilling the vision of the Irvine Ranch master plan has been a lifetime dedication and lifetime passion, and I am hopeful the heritage of our Irvine stewardship will live on in many new ways.
Donald Bren
Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.
Allan Bloom
The South is a great driving destination for tourism – heritage, cultural and many other types of tourism.
Sonny Perdue
It was a privilege to work with Ballantyne, an iconic brand possessing such a rich British heritage. Ballantyne has a great appreciation of style and craftsmanship which truly complements the Matthew Williamson brand.
Matthew Williamson
I grew up in the countryside and always used to wear my parents’ Barbour jackets. It is a fantastic British heritage brand.
Alice Temperley
We have a really rich and diverse heritage in my family – but I sometimes felt it was a bit of a chain round my neck in the Labour party if truth be told.
Chuka Umunna
Meat consumption is a part of our evolutionary heritage; meat production has been a major component of modern food systems. Carnivory should remain, within limits, an important component of a civilization that finally must learn how to maintain the integrity of its only biosphere.
Vaclav Smil
Always wear a good watch, no matter what if you are wearing a suit or sweats. A good watch will hold value over time. It’s not about the brightest or the biggest diamonds, it’s about quality mechanisms, the heritage of the company you’re buying it from.
Trey Songz
Let us turn elsewhere, to the wasps and bees, who unquestionably come first in the laying up of a heritage for their offspring.
Jean Henri Fabre
My dream is to map every archaeological site in the world because, if we can do that, then we have this massive global data base that all sorts of global heritage organizations and heritage organizations within countries can use, and they can use that information to protect what’s there.
Sarah Parcak
The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge penalty on inheritance after death – a tax on money that has already been taxed.
Mike Fitzpatrick
My heritage is English, so I’m proud to be back here.
Nicholas Lea
Growing up, my mother and grandparents often talked about our family’s Native American heritage. As a kid, I never thought to ask them for documentation – what kid would?
Elizabeth Warren
It is important that Manchester United keeps its identity. Their heritage is to produce and develop players, something that started with Sir Matt and continued with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Peter Schmeichel
I am a proud Englishman, having been born and raised in London. However, I am just as proud of my family’s Irish heritage and my affinity and connection with the country.
Declan Rice
Tribal designs are a part of my heritage. It boils down to the influences from my father, Viv Richards’ side.
Masaba Gupta
It was quite strange that people were saying I wasn’t Asian enough. It’s like, ‘Oh, you’re not Asian enough to play an Asian role.’ So what does that mean for people who come from mixed heritage? I grew up in Asia; I’m Malaysian.
Henry Golding
Before the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Jewish leaders were intent on discovering and laying claim to their heritage in the region. They took an intense interest in archaeology, embarking on quests to bring significant items of Judaica to Palestine.
Ronen Bergman
Embrace your colour, heritage, whatever you want, but don’t let it confine you. Just live without labels.
Mustafa Ali
I have Italian heritage, so I’m keen to go over for a few months with the girls and soak up the culture and the food. I’d like us all to learn Italian together as a family – it’s something I’ve been saying for years.
Tamzin Outhwaite
I grew up around so many different people in so many different neighborhoods, but the Latino heritage, the neighborhoods, and people have always been a part of my life, ever since I was a kid.
Roy Choi
I think that we have positive moments in our history and negative moments in our history. We incarcerated Japanese Americans in the state of Colorado, in Camp Amache. You could say that’s part of our heritage; I would say it’s a shameful part of our heritage and not something we should repeat.
Michael Bennet
History is for all of us to discuss. All history is our common heritage to discuss and analyze. The founding of the state of Israel, for example, based on ethnic cleansing is there for us all to discuss.
Ken Loach
I don’t care about being a pioneer. People act like it would be cool to be a pioneer. I’m okay to be looked at as that, but it’s just that we don’t get transmitted our cultural heritage as women artists.
Celine Sciamma
I've always been fond of my heritage, particularly my I

I’ve always been fond of my heritage, particularly my Irish heritage. But I’m also from all over the world.
Eugene Simon
I am, always have been, and always will be proud of my Nigerian heritage.
It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations.
Stokely Carmichael
In Vedic times, we had the great quest for the unknown. We did wonderful things; we celebrate our past vigyaan and our wonderful heritage of science and technology of the Vedic times.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
In many ways, being honest about ‘Huckleberry Finn’ goes right to the heart of whether we can be honest about our heritage and our identity as Americans.
Jane Smiley
The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American musical heritage you can discover.
Ben Harper
I am proud of my heritage and my family.
Brian Sandoval
I’m very proud of New Order and Joy Division, that heritage of songs.
Bernard Sumner
Haiti is a proud nation, rich in heritage and spirituality. How they have been able to not only survive but thrive is a testament to how the Haitian people have come together to rebuild, create new families, and care for one another.
Michael Arden
I’m so proud of my heritage, and I know who my fans are.
Jay Sean
The name of ‘reform’ simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The heritage of Arsenal, to believe in our academy and to really promote our academy. That’s important and that’s why I am here as well. I wouldn’t waste my time just to know that we are not having successes here at Arsenal.
Per Mertesacker
There’s something about my Mexican-American heritage… I’m proud of it.
Christian Camargo
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
Jim Rohn
We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
I think it’s a disgrace that we’re allowing extreme voices in this country to erase our proud heritage.
Andrew Scheer
I have much to learn from my daughter Sofia. Her minimalism exposes my limitations: I’m too instinctive and operatic, I put too much heart into my work, I get lost sometimes in bizarre things – it’s my Italian heritage.
Francis Ford Coppola
The evidence of a Jewish civilization going back more than two millennia is overwhelmingly borne out in the archaeology of the region. The heritage of the Jews in Palestine is documented.
Jack Schwartz
I’m looking at looting photos from space, and there are people putting their lives on the line every day protecting their heritage. I call these people the real culture heroes.
Sarah Parcak
Europe is no longer a Christian continent; few Europeans attend religious services on Sunday, and the European Union recently refused to refer to Europe’s religious heritage in its fledgling constitution.
Meir Soloveichik
I say that I’m genetically gifted. In a weight-governed sport, I don’t put weight on because of my Polish ‘heritage, it’s genetic. Even when I am not in training, I don’t put on weight. When I start training, I don’t need to take a lot of weight off.
Carl Froch
I learned from an early age that my heritage, my love for people, and my desire to be a vehicle that can be used through my voice, that my expressions and actions can transport a person to experience a scene from the past, present and future.
Francesco Quinn
British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
Alexander McQueen
Perhaps more than ever before, there is that aggressive secularism and there are those who would indeed try to destroy our Christian heritage and culture and take God from the public square. Religion must not be taken from the public square.
Keith O’Brien
Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans.
Barbara Jordan
Growing up in Louisiana, my grandmother gave me an accordion because of our Cajun heritage. What ended up happening was I started learning about more instruments, so I just kind of went that route. Music’s really all I’ve ever done.
Hunter Hayes
Most observers understand the difference between a committed Christian who accepts Jesus as a model for living and a ‘cultural Christian’ who happens to live in a nation with a Christian heritage. Most Muslims do not.
Philip Yancey
I love finding ways to bridge the gap between my heritage and my new farming community. An ingredient such as za’atar might be foreign, but throwing it into something familiar – a hot dish or an eggbake – makes it more approachable.
Molly Yeh
Contrary to all the blather we here about the unique goodness of the American people or our religious heritage or anything else, the one thing that set this country apart from all others was the Bill of Rights.
Harry Browne
I am Dominican American. My father was born and raised in the U.S. and his heritage is German and Eastern European, and my mother hails from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Monica Raymund
We need to have a unified understanding of our national heritage without losing our personal distinctives. The closer that national heritage is to the rule of God, the more ordered our relationships will become in society.
Tony Evans
Look at our farmers' markets today, bursting with herit

Look at our farmers’ markets today, bursting with heritage breeds and heirloom varieties, foods that were once abundant when we were an agricultural nation, but that we have lost touch with. Bringing all these back helps us connect to our roots, our communities and helps us feed America the proper way.
Jose Andres
I know a lot of kids following in my footsteps, not only from my heritage, but there’s younger generations trying to follow in my footsteps, so it’s really cool just to be the start of something pretty special for our culture.
Tony Finau
If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind.
Harri Holkeri
Whatever I’m going to be doing, a lot of it will be furthering this heritage, this legacy.
Bob Weir
Think about the number of people who do film music, make records and have a Native American heritage – and I may be the only one on the list.
Robbie Robertson
I have white friends who have the Confederate flag on their license plates, and I have no issue with that if they see that as a matter of heritage. But I do not think it should ever fly over a state, city, county building, or school, for the simple reason that it represents secession from the Union.
Killer Mike
It’s one of the greatest festivals in the world. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest is the best all-around… It’s an honor to be closing it.
Aaron Neville
I’ve led this empty life for over forty years and now I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery will continue for at least one more generation.
Larry David
My parents are from Scotland and my sister and brother were both born in Scotland so my heritage is from there.
Sam Allardyce
As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.
Yo-Yo Ma
Being a France is great from a heritage standpoint.
Brian France
I’m very proud of the Italian heritage of my great-grandparents, who came here from Italy, and how they helped be a part of the American Dream, and that’s something we want to continue to make available to everybody who wants to come here.
Steve Scalise
Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests – but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?
John Amery
I couldn’t be more proud of my eight beautiful children and wouldn’t change anything about them or their heritage.
Kate Gosselin
White supremacy is a very, very popular and trenchant belief in this country’s history and heritage.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
My Native American heritage was not embraced by our family, and we grew up African-American, so I didn’t have a lot of access or history to that line of my family.
Tamara Tunie
True to his Malay Chinese heritage, my dad would regularly whip up a revitalising spicy broth in the depths of winter. He was a firm believer that spicy food is the solution to most problems, and feeling under the weather was no exception.
Rachel Khoo
My heritage, many generations back, is Dutch and it was fun to go where nobody asked me how to pronounce my name.
Mary Steenburgen
Bengali and Malayalam industries are driven by sensible and subtle stories that people can relate to due to the states’ literary and cultural heritage.
Rituparna Sengupta
Most people involved in the delivery of history, in universities, publishing, museums and the heritage industry, are aware that we have a problem with diversity and inclusivity.
David Olusoga
The atmosphere does not fathom whether CO2 comes from U.S. oil or Chinese coal, nor do hurricanes lose force because the Heritage Foundation doesn’t believe global warming is a problem. Living systems operate on laws over which we have no say.
Paul Hawken
I think New York is the center of fashion, even though L.A. has a lot of heritage and the glamour of Hollywood.
Nina Garcia
Not only is individual liberty part of California’s heritage, it’s a classic conservative principle – one that Republicans have ignored to our own detriment.
Kevin Faulconer
I have always had trouble recognizing myself in the features of the intellectual playing his political role according to the screenplay that you are familiar with and whose heritage deserves to be questioned.
Jacques Derrida
As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan’s heritage and its economy.
Debbie Stabenow
If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world’s people.
Jacque Fresco
I speak to you only as an American who happens to be an American Negro and one who is proud of that heritage. We ask for nothing special. We ask only that we be permitted to compete on an even basis, and if we are not worthy, then the competition shall, per se, eliminate us.
Jackie Robinson
To say that because of someone’s heritage or their ethnicity that they are unable to provide fair judgement is just wrong. It’s just not how the judicial system works in our country and not how it ever can work.
Bill Haslam
I have seven uncles, and my dad played bass, they had a band together, that was the family band. And of course as the cousins got older, including myself, we joined a family band. All the cousins played. That’s my heritage.
Jon Batiste
I am proud of my heritage and have happily taken advantage of every opportunity to educate my teammates and Steeler Nation about American Samoa, both as a player and in the community, through the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Troy Polamalu
I’m conscious of the fact that I’m sort of a bridging figure. I have my Chinese literary heritage and cultural background, so I’m comfortable with these things, but at the same time, I have to navigate the Anglo-American tradition, which has a self-centred view of what Asia and what being Chinese means.
Ken Liu
My role is more like a chairman and founder. I am used

My role is more like a chairman and founder. I am used to overseeing the company’s heritage and our strategy.
Tim Sweeney
I have never been to Jamaica and in footballing terms, I feel English because this is where I grew up and played all of my football. That is not to say I don’t have immense pride in my Jamaican heritage – I certainly do.
Troy Deeney
I think that is what all ethnic actors aspire to – to just play a woman who falls in love, or works as a clerk, or whatever – and then, if you want to, to have that luxury to bring in the cultural heritage.
Tamlyn Tomita
Most of our American musical heritage is based on European models, but the folk hymns and spirituals are one of the most fertile and unique of our American musical traditions.
Mack Wilberg
As Scots – like everyone else – we live in an increasingly inter-connected world that demands shared solutions to shared problems. Walking away from others have never been our way. Walking with others has been our heritage and still represents our best future.
Douglas Alexander
Part of my heritage being Korean, it’s going to be interesting going to Korea and answering these questions dealing with North and South Korea.
Rick Yune
We are created in the image of our heavenly parents; we are God’s spirit children. Therefore, we have a vast capacity for love – it is part of our spiritual heritage.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
We are really living the American dream, to be a successful brand in the States and in Europe and to steep ourselves in our heritage. But we do it with a sense of humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously in fashion.
Tommy Hilfiger
I didn’t really grow up with any traditions. I grew up in a pretty liberal household in Southern California. I think that’s part of my interest in thinking about heritage. I don’t have a second language or cultural heritage in that way.
Martine Syms
The fact I’ve worked hard to play in the NBA and at the elite level, I’m just using it to promote my culture and heritage, represent my country and Canberra.
Patty Mills
Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds.
Thurgood Marshall
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Yeah, my family is of Indian heritage.
Dev Patel
In the past, a great library was the result of librarians functioning as guardians of culture, tending and caring, selecting and recommending works that maintained and nurtured a cultural heritage.
David Gerrold
A lot of them want to come and play for Manchester United. They want to play because Alex has a record of giving youth a chance and we have the history and heritage of Manchester United.
David Gill
Our fight isn’t just about the Second Amendment, it’s about preserving all our liberties – saving our constitutional heritage and protections for the future.
Wayne LaPierre
The Council of Islamic Affairs is doing a great service to the world by promoting a greater understanding in America of the rich heritage of the Islamic peoples and their hopes and aspirations for the future.
Aly Khan
I think the success of any brand reboot is to acknowledge the heritage but to embrace and interpret it in a way that makes it relevant and wearable to the modern consumer.
Simon Spurr
The world is getting more connected through technology and travel. Cuisines are evolving. Some people are scared of globalization, but I think people will always take pride in cultural heritage.
John Mackey
Criminalizing behavior, if it’s part of the heritage of this state, is in my opinion a bad idea.
Matt Bevin
I do consider myself British. I have very strong feelings about my British heritage.
A people’s relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother.
John Henrik Clarke
My taste in music originates from my culture and heritage, and from traveling the world and listening to all kinds of fun sounds and bits.
Chanel Iman
When you ask your white friends what their cultural heritage is, they don’t just say white. They give you a math equation. ‘Well, I’m a third German and a fourth Irish and one-sixteenth Welsh and one-fortieth Native American for college applications.’
Hari Kondabolu
Mythology is part of our heritage, part of our identity at times because anywhere in India you will find the name of Rama or Krishna in one or the other form.
Sudha Murty
When you’re biracial, you can feel like you’re fully neither, not fully both. But I won’t strip away my heritage for anyone’s comfort.
Yara Shahidi
For me, being an ‘American Latina’ means identifying with and being influenced by both my American upbringing and my Latin heritage, and I have so much appreciation for how those two cultures have created who I am.
Camila Mendes
The curriculum of the school did not neglect India’s cultural, analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved also with the rest of the world.
Amartya Sen
My African heritage is a part of reggae music roots, and the concept is that the album, ‘Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life’ is a tribute to roots reggae music. The fruit is what blossoms into different colors and shades, but the root has to stand predominant.
Stephen Marley
After all, I think Jerusalem is part of the, of the world’s heritage.
Hussein of Jordan
I’m Scottish. Both my parents were born there, but I’m very proud of my Italian heritage as well.
Dario Franchitti
Mixed people - people of color - we've always been here

Mixed people – people of color – we’ve always been here. But we are really entering a time in which we are proud of our heritage. Proud to say, I’m not one or the other. I’m both.’ And that’s beautiful.
Isa Briones
I’m African-American. I’d rather follow an African religion. That’s my heritage.
21 Savage
You have to stay true to your heritage; that’s what your brand is about.
Alice Temperley
Those who write off our European heritage are, at least in part, writing off their own heritage.
Gordon Brown
The heritage of a British actor revolves around the challenges of playing the classic roles to meet certain levels of success as an actor. In America, the heritage of an actor is based on cinema mainly.
Brian Cox
Prince Philip is conscious of his place in the heritage of the Royal Family.
Gyles Brandreth
I get grumpy about the innate conservatism of our tastes; I love bold theatre, and I get annoyed when a heritage piece is really successful.
Romola Garai
My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace.
Maureen O’Hara
I’m very proud of my Nigerian heritage. I wasn’t fortunate enough to be raised in a heavy Nigerian environment, because my parents were always working. My father was with D.C. Cabs and my mother worked in fast food and was a nurse.
The circus was born with animals, horses at the start. This is part of our cultural heritage. It’s a whole, with clowns and acrobats.
Princess Stephanie of Monaco
I want to go see Somalia because I’ve never been there, and I feel like I’m missing out. I want to learn that heritage; I want to learn about my culture.
Halima Aden
Gujarat has a rich culture and in my view every Indian should contribute to highlighting our heritage.
To think that the heritage of the West, including post-war liberalism, was a selfish, secular, practical arrangement of politics is a fiction.
Ben Domenech
I’m extremely proud of my relations and my heritage and my family. That’s one side of my life, and my work is the other side of my life, and… I’ve always tried to keep them, you know apart.
David Linley
I was born in Morocco and lived there until I was 13; I’m really proud of my heritage.
French Montana
Some might consider me an unlikely advocate for gun rights because I sustained terrible injuries in a violent shooting. But I’m a patriot, and I believe the right to bear arms is a definitive part of our American heritage.
Gabrielle Giffords
To the rest of us the supreme vindication of the scholar’s view lies in their invincible allegiance to the Jewish heritage – a steadfastness that has been matched only by that of their rescuers.
Henrietta Szold
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month provides us all an opportunity to reflect upon this community’s many contributions and to celebrate its bright future.
Nydia Velazquez
MAC is truly at the forefront of trendsetting, which reminds me every time I see a MAC campaign or the incredible looks their artists create backstage at fashion weeks around the world. It’s an honor to partner with a brand with such an incredible heritage and unrivaled expertise in makeup artistry.
Popeyes is a powerful brand with a rich Louisiana heritage that resonates with guests around the world.
Daniel Schwartz
Road trips are amazing because you get to see the true India from a street level and interact with people from different states that have so much pride in their local heritage, food, and customs.
Shenaz Treasury
Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
Robert Kennedy
Malcolm was a firm believer in the value and importance of our heritage. He believed that we have valuable and distinct cultural traditions which need to be institutionalized so that they can be passed on to our heirs.
Betty Shabazz
People are becoming more and more aware of how the dominance of development and business is altering their lives and, in particular, their own heritage.
Robert Redford
I am not a Hispanic candidate. I am an American candidate who happens to be of Hispanic heritage, who understands the culture, who has worked the border and has a unique understanding of those issues. But rest assured my job is to represent all Americans as a U.S. senator.
Richard Carmona
A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Consumer behaviour is a powerful realm from which to explore our biological heritage.
Gad Saad
I’ve known where my heritage is from all along.
Susana Martinez
My hope is that I will take the good from my experiences and extrapolate them further into areas with which I am unfamiliar. I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage.
Sonia Sotomayor
Mongolia is a country of rich and ancient heritage, unique culture and astounding natural beauty. It is a land of free and brave, peace-loving and hard-working people.
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Because of my Nigerian heritage, Jumia’s use of technology to deliver innovative online services to consumers and improve the quality of everyday life in Africa is very important to me. I’m thrilled to be a part of this unique enterprise that is shaping the future of digital Africa.
Andre Iguodala
That was a pretty fine Army that we had in 1965. By 197

That was a pretty fine Army that we had in 1965. By 1973, it was in tatters. It was a disgrace to the country and to itself, to its own heritage, really. So it’s, you know, the Army belongs to all 307 million of us. It is our common possession, it’s our common heritage. As goes the Army, so goes the republic.
Rick Atkinson
Civics isn’t something where you learned – learn it for a couple weeks in high school; it is who we are. Americans defined themselves by their Constitution. That is what creates us. This is our heritage, and you must know our heritage.
Anthony Kennedy
Growing up in Scotland and living in Glasgow, you see the heritage that religion has had and how something that, in theory, is about kindness and community and caring for each other is used to persecute people.
Lauren Mayberry
The musical heritage of Yorkshire is deep and wide.
Lesley Garrett
I was so excited when ‘Parasite’ won the Oscar last year, and part of that was the shared Korean heritage and also it was just knowing that Bong Joon Ho made an incredible film and it didn’t matter what language they were speaking, what country it was from, audiences all around the world responded to it.
Lee Isaac Chung
Purcell is a composer who had a formative influence on British music – even The Who now cite him as an influence. There’s an intense, dirty harmony, but there’s a Louis XIV kind of elan and style, too. He had the melancholy DNA of our national folk heritage.
Charles Hazlewood
We have a strong agricultural heritage in Kansas.
Jim Ryun
Be proud of your heritage, and don’t be discouraged from the improbable.
Carey Price
My Southern heritage is a big part of who I am. I grew up around people who seemed like characters but are actual, real people. My grandmother made sure I had manners and all that stuff.
Fortune Feimster
My heritage is Scottish and a lot of Irish, too.
Perdita Weeks
The San Gabriel monument expands our natural heritage, but there is more in need of safeguarding – extraordinary places like Utah’s Greater Canyonlands.
Frances Beinecke
In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body – it is heritage.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage.
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Objecting to someone because of his religious beliefs is not the same thing as prejudice based on religious heritage, race, or gender.
Jacob Weisberg
It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.
David R. Brower
A Chanel bag will retain its value if you want to sell it to a vintage shop. I’ve got Chanel bags from the 1980s and they have that fashion heritage aspect.
Nicola Roberts