Words matter. These are the best Cultural Quotes from famous people such as Frank Deford, Freddie Wong, Khaled Hosseini, H. Jon Benjamin, Robert Wilson, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I do honestly believe that, in the 21st century, sport is the most significant cultural element in this imperfect world. It calls for serious attention.
There’s a lot of history here. In terms of Asians in this country, you have a big influx after the Cultural Revolution, a big influx after the Korean War, a big influx after the Vietnam War.
The Taliban’s acts of cultural vandalism – the most infamous being the destruction of the giant Bamiyan Buddhas – had a devastating effect on Afghan culture and the artistic scene. The Taliban burned countless films, VCRs, music tapes, books, and paintings. They jailed filmmakers, musicians, painters, and sculptors.
I am recognized a lot for ‘Master of None.’ It seems like that show really touched a cultural nerve in a good way.
My tax dollar, which goes to New York State Council on the Arts, is by and large only spent to fund people from the state of New York! And you want to be the cultural capital of the world?
I think all these pop cultural media often reflect conversations we’re having in the real world at that moment in time. I think one of the big conversations we’re having as a culture is we thought we’d solved sexism and racism, and we’re realizing more and more that we haven’t.
My parents got married late and they had kids late, so I never felt a social or cultural thing to be married or pregnant or a homeowner by a certain age.
CIA relies on a partner’s focus, linguistic agility, and cultural depth; in return, the partner benefits from CIA’s resources, technology, and global view.
I’ve done some analysis of the biblical stories as part of my psychological work. I knew that I had more to do, and every time I’ve done it, it’s been extremely valuable. It makes me a better teacher because I have a richer understanding of cultural history.
At some point we must make a decision not to allow the mere threat of charges of cultural or religious insensitivity to stop us from dealing with this evil.
What cultural DNA remains from those first Puritan forays onto American soil may be our love of a fresh start.
When many Chinese escaped to North Korea during the Cultural Revolution, we embraced them. People in China have forgotten about this.
Have you heard a single national figure tell you all of the crises of the recent past are not economic, they’re cultural?
I know that there’s a cultural expectation that women be nurturing, delicate flowers. And I am. So delicate. But that doesn’t mean I can’t write a good, gory murder scene.
Across the country, universities that had abandoned in loco parentis in the 1960s because it was too oppressive and intrusive have replaced it with in loco Big Brother programs of political and cultural re-education.
For me, meditation’s hard because I feel like I have developed ‘cultural attention-deficit disorder,’ where, because we have so much stimulation, I feel like I have trouble focusing on things for very long. So when I try to meditate, my brain gets so scattered.
In most of the European countries – France stands out in its resistance to this particular form of American cultural imperialism – the national film industries were forced onto the defensive after the war by such binding agreements.
During the Cultural Revolution, the communists came in, and what they wanted to do was eradicate all sense of traditional Chinese culture.
I want to have a cultural impact. I want to be an inspiration, to show people what can be done.
I feel I haven’t quite settled in Mumbai. One, it is a cultural shock for me and two, I feel no one really has the time for others in Mumbai. For instance, if you need them, they wouldn’t be there despite swearing allegiance to you.
People who bowl vote. Bowlers are not the cultural elite.
I think the whole, like, cultural diversity and the arty side of London is really, really great. And how it’s so historic as well.
Some people are so famous that the legends about them and the cultural aftermath of their life altogether obscure the real human being.
Sometimes it occurs to me that the job of a serious cultural critic mostly consists in telling the generality of people that their opinions – on films, on books, on all manner of widgets, gadgets and even the latest electronic fidgets – simply aren’t up to scratch.
In 1981, while doing postdoctoral field work in cultural anthropology, Bonnie A. Nardi lived with villagers in Western Samoa, trying to understand the cultural reasons that people there have an average of eight children.
In the New York metropolitan area, you can find Jews from just about every Jewish cultural community in the world.
I think France should be free, independent, and be the cultural heart of the world because those play a balance in the world.
What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book – a key part of our planet’s cultural legacy.
The shores of the Black Sea lend themselves to the literary genre that may be classified as ‘cultural pilgrimage,’ which is not just a higher form of travel writing but which has the further mission of reporting on present conditions and supplying neglected knowledge.
The consciousness of lucid dreaming is a cultural evolution. It’s something that we are talking about and learning about, not biological evolution.
I try to understand place on a deeper level than just the physical or environmental aspects. It includes cultural and intellectual forces, too. It’s an inclusive approach that brings in many disciplines and sees place as a dynamic thing.
What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another; and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty.
Cultural industries will be the next engine for growth after real estate, and Wanda will make cultural industries our long-term focus.
Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit that even American cultural music comes from Europe. That’s what classical music is, real European music.
My days of being the tardy employee at the record store gave me a cultural and musical understanding that was more unique than if I’d just listened to garbage-y pop on the radio my entire life.
As a cultural product of both ‘East’ and ‘West’, I do not believe there is a fundamental basis for a clash of civilisations, or that the West is the cause of all problems.
What I worry about and don’t like is the way in which the ideology of multiculturalism has declined into cultural relativism. I think that’s very dangerous. When the Archbishop of Canterbury, for God’s sake, says that you can’t have one law for everybody… that’s stupid.
I don’t think the Internet has replaced cities in any significant way, nor really could it. Cities are dynamic – and deeply seductive for the people who flock there – because they broker all sorts of fantastic and useful connections, cultural and economic and social.
In today’s Britain, the weakest among us are often assumed to be minority communities. In fact, the weakest are those minorities-within-minorities for whom the legal right to exit from their communities’ constraints amounts to nothing before the enforcement of cultural and religious shaming.
My cultural experiences were as important to my formation as many of the other things that happened to me.
The biggest invention of modern time is the book. The book is a digital medium; book text is written in a different form and replicable. What it really does is it allows us to replicate cultural information, scientific technology, and information out of the human brain.
Regardless of the cultural system, social pressure to appear straight seems to be fairly intense cross-culturally. Indeed, one is inclined to wonder, if being straight is just natural, why does it require quite so much policing?
I love being Jewish, but I think that our generation is the first generation that crossed that line between being a cultural versus a practicing Jew.
We only exist in terms of how we think we exist. Meaning every cultural development is fabricated and can be fabricated.
‘Hannity’ had a a guy on that said, ‘I fathered 20 kids by 14 mothers.’ That is s cultural issue which has demeaned our society and has caused our society dearly in terms of imprisonment. Who’s going to be the fathers to those children? Who’s going to pay child support?
The education, the cultural awareness, is different in Europe, especially in France, from that in the United States. So I think the public will be much more appreciative of many images.
We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, beliefs, rituals.
More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we’re getting much more interesting art as a result.
Advances in technology have opened up possibilities in the cultural realm throughout history. I’m intrigued by developments in technology – as an artist it gives me a new palette to explore.
I don’t care what anybody says, there’s nothing like the cultural influence of hip-hop. For me, hip-hop culture is involved in everything – it’s in me, in who I am, in how I dress, how I talk. It’s in my son and my wife.