Ray BradburyYou don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Orhan PamukCulture 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.
Orhan PamukIstanbul is a vast place. There are very conservative neighbourhoods, there are places that are upper class, Westernised, consuming Western culture.
Anderson CooperThe whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.
Antonin ArtaudNever tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
David ByrneSo 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 KyiI'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.
August WilsonFrom 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.
Orhan PamukThe 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.
David ByrneI 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 BeauvoirWhen I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values[...].
Dorothea LangeSeeing 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. HeinleinA 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.
Mike PencePeople 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.
Daisaku IkedaLife 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.
Orhan PamukMuseums 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.
Germaine GreerEnglish culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
W. H. AudenIt'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.
Abraham CowleyI 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.
Hillary ClintonWhen 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.
Danny KayeChildren are the same the world over. They may have a different culture, but an ache or a laugh is universal.
Johann Wolfgang von GoetheHatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
PlatoThose who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
Kareem Abdul-JabbarWhen 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. KennedyAmerican 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.
Cate BlanchettCulture civilizes us, and that's why every single despotic regime has tried to smash [the arts].
Marcus GarveyA 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.
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCulture and politics were inseparable [in the Sixties], which gave a soundtrack to political awareness and activism.
Rollo MayEvery human being must have a point at which he stands against the culture, where he says, this is me and the damned world can go to hell.
Michelle ObamaThe problem is when that fun stuff becomes the habit. And I think that's what's happened in our culture. Fast food has become the everyday meal.
George ClooneyIn the '60s, when I was growing up, one of the great elements of American culture was the protest song. There were songs about the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement, the antiwar movement. It wasn't just Bob Dylan, it was everybody at the time.
Alan MooreAuthority allows two roles: the torturer and the tortured. Twists people into joyless mannequins that fear and hate, while culture plunges into the abyss.
Winona RyderAs a teenager, I worked on Indian reservations, and it was such an incredible culture: the elders are so respected.
Dallas WillardWe live in a culture that has, for centuries now, cultivated the idea that the skeptical person is always smarter than one who believes. You can almost be as stupid as a cabbage as long as you doubt.
Ayn RandIs it advisable to spread out all the conveniences of culture before people to whom a few steps up a stair to a library is a sufficient deterrent from reading?
Jim BrownYou have to put money in its proper perspective. The way it is positioned in the culture is like it is the most important thing. But something is missing.
Richard DawkinsThe Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.
Khaled HosseiniHe said that if culture is a house, then language was the key to the front door; to all the rooms inside. Without it, he said, you ended up wayward, without a proper home or a legitimate identity.
Dalai LamaI think really, China, Chinese, I think they really have a long history of civilization, rich culture.
Charles DarwinThe highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognise that we ought to control our thoughts.
Mark RuffaloActors, like it or not, their voices carry deeply into the culture: people look towards them for attitudes, for right or wrong, and today, the mainstream media doesn't really balance the unheard.
Jack WelchCEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It's just cultural. People just don't want to do it.
Idris ElbaThe one album I can't live without is called 'Cumbolo' by a band called Culture. Every song on their album is deep, but there's one in particular called 'This Train.' I have a tattoo of the lyrics on my left arm.
Jack WelchPublic hangings are teaching moments. Every company has to do it. A teaching moment is worth a thousand CEO speeches. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It's just cultural. People just don't want to do it.
Jack WelchIf you don't have public hangings for bad culture in a company, if you don't take people out and let them say, they went home to spend more time with the family. It's crazy.
Gloria SteinemThe origins of violence against women by men are not biological. If that were the case, it would exist in every culture. And it doesn't exist in every culture.
Tim CookI am very bullish on India because of its people, its culture, and the leadership. I love the culture and warmth of people.
Michael PollanThe shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.
Eva MendesWe see everything. We see what celebrities buy at the supermarket. It's ridiculous. It's that visibility. I'm confused by this whole celebrity-obsessed culture.
Muhammad IqbalI lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
Olga KurylenkoWith modelling, you go somewhere for 24 hours and you don't even see the city, you don't talk to people or see the culture.
Sarah Michelle GellarI've always been fascinated by Asian culture, and I love that women can play the lead in a horror film.
Kevin SmithThe writer crafts their ideal world. In my world, everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue.
Kendrick LamarPeople are used to music that justifies street culture but something that's not touched on is why these kids act the way they act, live the way they live.
Amitabh BachchanForeigners have no idea of the diversity of India and its culture. We hope to be able to give them a glimpse of that diversity.
Terence McKennaThe imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.
Robert DuvallSome Russian ballet master woman said there's no culture in America, but if you look you can find interesting stuff in this country, don't you think?
Pope FrancisTogether with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.
Viktor FranklTo the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to 'be happy.' But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to 'be happy.'
Roland BarthesThe bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.
Priyanka ChopraI sang the 'Sunday Night Football' theme song two years in a row - my first part in American culture, although I still don't know anything about American football.
Cesar ChavezPreservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
Guy FieriI have a fond appreciation for the Canadian culture and the Canadian food scene in general.
Tim CookApple has a culture of excellence that is, I think, so unique and so special. I'm not going to witness or permit the change of it.
Milan KunderaCulture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.
Jack MaThe world is getting so small. Young people are mobile; they want to travel around the world. When you travel around the world, you exchange culture, you want to make friends, you want to exchange things.
Iris MurdochThe most essential and fundamental aspect of culture is the study of literature, since this is an education in how to picture and understand human situations.
Lecrae MooreWe spend so much time condemning, critiquing, and copying culture we miss on actually changing it. Be a creator not a hater.
Lady GagaGlam culture is ultimately rooted in obsession, and those of us who are truly devoted and loyal to the lifestyle of glamour are masters of its history. Or, to put it more elegantly, we are librarians.
H. P. LovecraftThe man or nation of high culture may acknowledge to great lengths the restraints imposed by conventions and honour, but beyond a certain point, primitive will or desire cannot be curbed.
Brad PittI loved 'Saturday Night Fever' when I was a kid. I couldn't believe people talked that way. It was just a whole new culture I didn't understand. I snuck into it. It was an R-rated film. So it holds a special place.
Al PacinoExplain to me what Italian-American culture is. We've been here 100 years. Isn't Italian-American culture American culture? That's because we're so diverse, in terms of intermarriage.
Naomi KleinWe live in this culture of endless extraction and disposal: extraction from the earth, extraction from people's bodies, from communities, as if there's no limit, as if there's no consequence to how we're taking and disposing, and as if it can go on endlessly. We are reaching the breaking point on multiple levels. Communities are breaking, the planet is breaking, people's bodies are breaking. We are taking too much.
Richard DawkinsGod exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture.
Jim BrownEducation, family, character, intelligence, humility, okay? These are the things that make a culture live.
Kevin SmithI think the advent of the Internet gave us all a big boost, because by the time the Internet became mainstream and you could get it in your home, a lot of us were used to dealing in fan culture, writing to magazines or anything at the back of comic books.
Naomi KleinThe task is clear: to create a culture of caretaking in which no one and nowhere is thrown away, in which the inherent value of people and all life is foundational.
Snoop DoggIn the black culture, certain kids are given nicknames that they roll with forever; the nicknames outweigh their real names. I'm one of those scenarios.
Blake LivelyI take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it's the best way to get to know a culture.
David McCulloughIf you get down about the state of American culture, just remember there are still more public libraries in this country than there are McDonalds.
Bill O'ReillyI've been to Africa three times. All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture. The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam.
Salma HayekI have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.
Matt GroeningThe best stories in our culture have some sort of subversiveness - Mark Twain, 'Catcher in the Rye.' You provide kids with great stories and teach them how to use the tools to make their own.
Jimmy PageThat's exactly why I came into music in the first place: to be inspired by what I hear to make it something else, to make it my own. That's how culture, creativity, moves, isn't it?
Barbara EhrenreichIf there is something I am arguing, it is a critique of science. Science has consistently denied the existence of consciousness other than human. Only in the last 20 years do we have acknowledgement of animal feeling or culture or experience.
Marilyn MansonThis is the culture your raising your kids in, don't be suprised when it blows up in your face.