Quotation Explorer - 'Cultural'

Marriage. It's like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Change occurs slowly. Very often a legal change might take place but the cultural shift required to really accept its spirit lingers in the wings for decades. - Sara Sheridan
One of Scotland's most important cultural exports - stories. - Sara Sheridan
By sabotaging logic, the common frame of reference, and the common language, we have removed a "safety valve" that allows cultural divides to be resolved. - Mike Klepper
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
Storytelling is an essential part of our cultural and human identity...when we become afraid of stories outside the mainstream, I believe we have lost a valuable part of our cultural inheritance and growth. - Louise Sommer
Part of what psychedelics do is they decondition you from cultural values. This is what makes it such a political hot potato. Since all culture is a kind of con game, the most dangerous candy you can hand out is one which causes people to start questioning the rules of the game. - Terence McKenna
Archaeological discoveries made in Egypt and in the Near East in the past hundred years have opened our eyes to a spiritual and cultural heritage undreamed of by earlier generations. - Samuel Noah Kramer
Don't judge people by their religious, cultural, or professional background. Judge if you must, by their behavior with other people. - Abhijit Naskar
(Dune's Frank) Herbert made religion the inescapable instrument of cultural change. - Joseph Bottum
The intellect, like all cultural values, has created an aristocracy based on the possession of rational culture and independent of all personal ethical qualities of man. The aristocracy of intellect is hence an unbrotherly aristocracy. - Max Weber
Our cultural obsession with death consumes energy that could be given to the art of loving. - bell hooks
If you're a true student of the truth, you may easily get frustrated when people try to make points based on mysticism and cultural beliefs. - Assegid Habtewold
To be scientifically illiterate is to remain essentially uncultured. And the chief virtue of a cultural activity--be it art, music, literature, or science--is the way it enriches our lives. - Lawrence M. Krauss
Tarot is a practice rich with history and cultural knowledge. It is a science of the mind. - Benebell Wen
Without cultural sanction, most or all our religious beliefs and rituals would fall into the domain of mental disturbance.
I am a cultural Frankenstein - Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen
Cultural values change with times, unless they are built on an absolute standard of values and virtues. This standard must be afterwards well-guarded and protected. - Sunday Adelaja
Fiction, if done right, can bridge cultural divides. Stories can be a footpath for a reader to step into another land and view its indigenous practices and beliefs through a local lens, instead of a telescope. - Nadia Hashimi
With courage, you can overcome the cultural shock in a visit to a new country. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Though often scoffed at by serious writers, science fiction worms its way into our cultural psyche in interesting ways, and not just as predictors of technology. Many of these writers translate the –isms of our times into imagined futures populated with characters coping with the consequences. - Frank Daniels III
La cultura no hace a la gente. La gente hace la cultura. Si es verdad que no forma parte de nuestra cultural el hecho de que las mujeres sean seres humanos de pleno derecho, entonces podemos y debemos cambiar nuestra cultura. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
If all the world were Christian, it might not matter if all the world were educated. But a cultural life will exist outside the Church whether it exists inside or not. Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered. - C.S. Lewis
The idea [passing the 17th amendment] benefited from a unique political and cultural atmosphere that consumed a nation during the late 19th and early 20th centuries-a progressive populism promoting simultaneously radical egalitarianism and centralized authoritarianism. - Mark Levin
Over time, this growing tendency of like marrying like will only reinforce clustering and geographic sorting along class lines, giving the emerging map of social, economic, and cultural segregation even greater permanence. - Richard Florida
In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not D.N.A.
Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric.
Our focus should not be on emerging technologies, but on emerging cultural practices. - Henry Jenkins
I am a cultural Frankinstein - Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen
Aristotle may be regarded as the cultural barometer of Western history. Whenever his influence dominated the scene, it paved the way for one of history's brilliant eras; whenever it fell, so did mankind. - Ayn Rand
Creating consent (hegemony) is never a simple act. It is rather the result of the social structures and the cultural patterns that dictates for each group its behavior and for each institutions its practices. - Amine Zidouh
It may be in the cultural particularities of people in their oddities that some of the most instructive revelations of what it is to be generically human are to be found. - Clifford Geertz
Vaccination was, and is, thoroughly infused with our politics, our social values, and our cultural norms. By acknowledging and understanding the divergent reasons why we've vaccinated in the past, however, we just may ensure the continued success of vaccination in the future. - Elena Conis
liberty, which means resisting all forms of cultural authoritarianism, be it from the right wing church, black ideologues, black nationalists, or mainstream white media. We have to accent liberty and freedom of expression and thought in all their forms. - Cornel West
The Christian worldview, contra-postmodernism, understands language not as a Self-referential, merely human and ultimately arbitrary system of signs that is reducible to contingent cultural factors, but it has the gift of a rational God entrusted to beings made in his own image and likeness. - Douglas Groothuis
Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze. - Unknown
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. - Isaac Asimov
A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience. - Naomi Wolf
Cultural indoctrination makes stupid people believe there's nothing wrong in Meat Eating. There is. Who eat it, lose "It". - Fakeer Ishavardas
These stories are important to me, not because they happen to be about South Asians, but because they’re circling around a certain strain of loneliness that goes deeper than cultural dissonance, that has to do with the yearning to connect with someone else, or with some unreachable vision of home. - Tania James
Violence is violence and can in no way be misconstrued as discipline under any circumstance cultural or otherwise. - Aysha Taryam
God stipulates in the Bible that Jesus Followers are to love and serve everyone regardless of their faith or lack of it. But, this does not require us to honour and respect their Biblically-heinous cultural practises like multiculturalism does! - Gary Patton
Art is a passion with great vision and cultural expression. - Debasish Mridha
Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster. - Geert Hofstede
What is so incredible and essential about an authentic cultural scene is it rejects a value system based on consumption and productivity and instead celebrates creation, critical thought, aesthetics and expression. That can’t be mass marketed. - Claire Vaye Watkins
Enlightenment is nothing more than moments of self-awareness. Don’t let cultural spiritual hierarchy intimidate you into the mindset of unworthiness. You are divine already, you just need to realize and accept it - Gary Hopkins
I work hard to stay cynical enough! I keep my expectations of our culture and our leaders low, low, low, and I do it so I don't have to be let down. And yet again I am lowballed by the brokenness of the American cultural machine. - Vinnie Tesla
The Bible Belt is collapsing. The world of nominal, cultural Christianity that took the American dream and added Jesus to it in order to say, 'you can have everything you ever wanted and Heaven too,' is soon to be gone. Good riddance. - Russell D. Moore
Laughing in the cultural industry is mockery of happiness. - Theodor W. Adorno
A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed; it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art. - Charles Rosen
When we can’t see ourselves in our history, we begin to think that we are disconnected and suffering alone. Historical ignorance always precedes cultural imbalances and individual despair. - Aurin Squire
For me, writing stories set, well, wherever they're best set, is a form of cultural curiosity that is uniquely Scottish - we're famous for travelling in search of adventure. - Sara Sheridan
What makes the Arabs suitable candidates for democracy is their heritage as human beings, not their specific cultural or historical antecedents. - Gwynne Dyer
In a world of diversity, and cultural differences... there's no such thing as 'common' sense. - Carla VanKoughnett
Somehow the past is a safe place to explore our collective cultural neuroses. - Tom Hiddleston
Human war has been the most successful of our cultural traditions.
if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. - Junot Díaz
The call to take the land ...is not a call to a new political, cultural or geographical dominance. It is Kingdom of God territory. It is the will of the Eternal God being done on earth, as it is in heaven. - Ken Baker
Cultural analysis is intrinsically incomplete. And, worse than that, the more deeply it goes the less complete it is. - Clifford Geertz
To the non-initiate, whose experience of sexuality and bodily pleasure may be distorted by negative cultural conditioning, the introduction of sexuality into a sacred context is often mistakenly misconstrued as the ordinary pursuit of sex for recreation. - Zeena Schreck
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