Insightful Quotes About Culture & Tradition
Culture reflects the delightful artworks, religious diversity, behavioural patterns and artistic choices of a particular region or country. In order to make a world a better place to live in it is very important to understand and accept the cultural differences across the globe. We have compiled few iconic, smart arts, inspiring culture quotes and sayings from philosophers, writers, culture adepts, celebrities, eminent leaders, authors and those who have immersed themselves in the arts. Presenting famous quotes and thoughts on culture that will help us understand the importance of culture differences and strengthen the connections.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Culture is mix. Culture means a mix of things from other sources. And my town, Istanbul, was this kind of mix. Istanbul, in fact, and my work, is a testimony to the fact that East and West combine cultural gracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what we should search for.
Istanbul is a vast place. There are very conservative neighbourhoods, there are places that are upper class, Westernised, consuming Western culture.
The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.
Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
So there's no guarantee if you like the music you will empathize with the culture and the people who made it. It doesn't necessarily happen. I think it can, but it doesn't necessarily happen. Which is kind of a shame.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I've been repeating ad nauseam that we in Burma, we are weak with regard to the culture of negotiated compromises, that we have to develop the ability to achieve such compromises.
From Borges, those wonderful gaucho stories from which I learned that you can be specific as to a time and place and culture and still have the work resonate with the universal themes of love, honor, duty, betrayal, etc. From Amiri Baraka, I learned that all art is political, although I don't write political plays.
The fictive structure, my work, my imagination, my books are about the details, the huge construction about culture, Islamic culture or modern Turkey. They're all intertwined.
I encourage people not to be passive consumers of music and of culture in general. And feeling like, yeah, you can enjoy the products of professionals, but that doesn't mean you don't have to completely give up the reins and give up every connection to music or whatever it happens to be.
Simone de Beauvoir
When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values[...].
Seeing is more than a physiological phenomenon... We see not only with our eyes but with all that we are and all that our culture is. The artist is a professional see-er.
Robert A. Heinlein
A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.
People need to understand, we can come together as a nation. We can create a culture of life. More and more young people today are embracing life because we know we are - we're better for it.
Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.
Museums are western inventions where the rich and the powerful or the government and the state tend to exhibit the signs and symbol and images of their culture.
Whoever controls the media, the
images, controls the culture.
On Keith Richards: He's like a monkey with arthritis.
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
W. H. Auden
It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that ... I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature.
When I traveled as secretary of state, I was deluged with thick briefing books full of information about the politics, economy, and culture of each destination, so those took up most of my reading time.
Children are the same the world over. They may have a different culture, but an ache or a laugh is universal.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
When I traveled through Greece in the '90s, everything [Albert Hoxie] taught me came flooding back and I was able to appreciate the art and culture much more because of him.
Robert F. Kennedy
American books reflect our common heritage with many other nations and their influence upon our culture. The influences are endless, linking us with the rest of the world. Thus, they are good ambassadors for us.
Culture civilizes us, and that's why every single despotic regime has tried to smash [the arts].
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
New Orleans is one of the most exciting, incredible communities in the world. There's such a rich culture and history, and there are innumerable things to do.