150 + Interesting Quotes About Culture

 

Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. Thinking quotes about culture for happy reading, we have collected “150+ Interesting Quotes About Culture”. Happy Reading!!!

QUOTES ABOUT CULTURE:

“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation; indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.” ~ Winston Churchill


“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” ~ Marcus Garvey


“A political culture of any given society is the major cause of a conflict, hence, a key to its settlement as well.” ~ Jochen Hippler


“All tradition is merely the past.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti


“An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.” ~ Johan Huizinga


“An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.” ~ Mao Zedong


“As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.” ~ Allan Bloom


“Building a great tradition is more rewarding than simply having one.” ~ J.R. Slaughter


“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” ~ Robert Alan


“Culture affects our views of reality. It provides the mental concepts by which people perceive, interpret, analyze, and explain events in the world around them.”   ~ James G. Peoples


“Culture consists of connections, not of separations: to specialize is to isolate.” ~ Carlos Fuentes


“Culture hides more than it reveals and strangely enough what it hides, it hides most effectively from it’s own participants. Years of study have convinced me that the real job is not to understand foreign culture but to understand our own.” ~ Edward T. Hall


“Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.” ~ Malcolm Bradbury


“Culture is a window reflecting the history, culture and spiritual world of a nation.  Cultural exchange is a bridge to enhance the mutual understanding and friendship between the people of different nations. ~ Hu Jintao


Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.” ~ Simone Weil


“Culture is like the seeds of herbs and flowers that will sprout and cover dreadful ruins with their blossom. Culture returns hope to people, and gives a chance to their injured souls to escape their nightmares, resentment, and vengeance.” ~ Damien Helly


“Culture is not a matter of a change of climate.” ~ George Horace Lorimer


“Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human.” ~ Edward T. Hall


“Culture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.” ~ Milan Kundera


“Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capacities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.” ~ Edward B. Tylor


“Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.” ~ Thomas Wolfe


“Culture is the entire accumulation of artificial objects, conditions, tools, techniques, ideas, symbols, and behavior patterns peculiar to a group of people, possessing a certain consistency of its own, and capable of transmission from one generation to another.” ~ Charles H. Cooley, Robert C. Angell and Lowell J. Carr


“Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.” ~ Henry van Dyke


“Culture is the intersection of people and life itself.  It is how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment… all of that is expressed in culture. ~ Wendell Pierce


Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear.” ~ Walter Lippmann


“Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.” ~ Thomas Carlyle


“Culture is the way we live. It is the clothes we wear, the foods we eat, the language we speak, the stories we tell, and the ways we celebrate. It is the way we show our imaginations through art, music, and writing.” ~ Bobbie Kalman


“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru


“Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.” ~ Matthew Arnold


“Culture makes all men gentle.” ~ Menander


“Culture makes people understand each other better.  And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.” ~ Paulo Coelho


“Culture may become criteria of sanity, it could be a shelter from the pain caused by the war, or become a way to express inexpressible.” ~ Martina Montagu


“Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


“Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.” ~ Matthew Arnold


“Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances.” ~ Matthew Arnold


“Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.” ~ Albert Camus


“Cultures grow on the vine of tradition.” ~ Jonah Goldberg


“Culture’s worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we’re all totalitarian beasts.” ~ Norman Mailer


“Custom is the great guide to human life.” ~ David Hume


“Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics – a rational ethics – as a precondition of rebirth.” ~ Ayan Rand


“Every culture has something to be ashamed of, but every culture also has the right to change, to challenge negative traditions, and create to new ones.” ~ Ralph Nader


“Every culture is a precious flower that deserves to be preserved and cultivated; it will make us more human.” ~ E. Gene Smith


“Every great culture has cared a lot, one way or another, about the fate of its girls.” ~ Caitlin Flanagan


“Every man’s ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.” ~ John Abbot


“Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility.” ~ James Levine


“Everything is arranged so that it be this way, this is what is called culture.” ~ Jacques Derrida


“Fashion is a mirror, reflecting the culture.” ~ Bill Cunningham


“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, which must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.” ~ Edith Wharton


“I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant.” ~ Peter Davison


“I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances and how they react to events which force them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures.” ~ Rob Lowe


“I think it’s one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.” ~ Angela Carter


“I think that people are different from each other, but I think that one thing that links us all together is that we all have culture.” ~ Sakil Hossain


“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” ~ John F. Kennedy


“If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.” ~ Johan Huizinga


“If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.” ~ Mary Douglas


“If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.” ~ Bill Gates


“If you’re doing something outside of dominant culture, there’s not an easy place for you. You will have to do it yourself.” ~ Ava Duvernay


“In every ancient culture, there are rituals to mortify the body as a way of understanding that the energy of the soul is indestructible.” ~ Marina Abramovic


“It’s different cultures that make the world go round at the end of the day.” ~ Samantha Fox


“Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint.” ~ Gates McFadden


“Listen our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not.” ~ Barbara Kruger


“Modern culture is constantly growing more objective. Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies, and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.” ~ Georg Simmel


“My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and Emotional distinction from others, and I am proud of it.” ~ M F Moonzajer


“No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


“No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.” ~ James Baldwin


“Now that we’re poisoned with the culture of superheroes, I think it’s important to laugh about it.” ~ Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu


“Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts, stuffed our wallets but starved our wonder. It has fed our thirst for facts but not for meaning or mystery. It produces “nice” people, not heroes.” ~ Peter Kreeft


“Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.” ~ Edward Abbey


“Our society needs to re-establish a culture of caring.” ~ Nelson Mandela


“Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.” ~ John Podhoretz


“Popular culture has become engorged, broadening and thickening until it’s the only culture anyone notices.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke


“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” ~ Cesar Chavez


“Real culture lives by sympathies and admiration, not by dislikes and disdain — under all misleading wrappings it pounces unerringly upon the human core.” ~ William James


“Sexually progressive cultures gave us literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust.” ~ Alan Moore


“Society or culture or whatever you might want to call it, has created us all solely and wholly for the purpose of maintaining its continuity and status quo.” ~ U. G. Krishnamurti


“That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher


“The crucial differences which distinguish human societies and human beings are not biological. They are cultural.” ~ Ruth Benedict


“The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens.” ~ Alan Watts


“The nature of culture is evolution. The practice of culture is adaptation.” ~ Kelvin Chau


“The neglect of culture and lack of economic prospects make young people susceptible to ethnic and nationalist propaganda, and easily turn them into a war recruits.” ~ Martina Fischer


“The role of culture is that it’s the form through which we as a society reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, where we hope to be.” ~ Wendell Pierce


“The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.” ~ Johan Huizinga


“The stronger a culture, the less it fears the radical fringe. The more paranoid and precarious a culture, the less tolerance it offers.” ~ Joel Salatin


“The world in which you were born is just one model of reality.  Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you, they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” ~ Wade Davis


“There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.” ~ George Steiner


“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.” ~ Plato


“To merely observe your culture without contributing to it seems very close to existing as a ghost.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk


“Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.” ~ Daniel Barenboim


“Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton


“Tradition has made women cowardly.” ~ Nance O’Neil


“Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham


“Tradition is an explanation for acting without thinking.” ~ Grace Mcgarvie


“Tradition is an important help to history, but its statements should be carefully scrutinized before we rely on them.” ~ Joseph Addison


“Tradition is the illusion of permanence.” ~ Woody Allen


“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead.” ~ G. K. Chesterton


“Tradition simply means that we need to end what began well and continue what is worth continuing.” ~ Jose Bergamin


“Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can’t even describe, aren’t even aware of.” ~ Ellen Goodman


“We are all part of a tradition; at least we depend on the past.” ~ Klaus Schulze


“We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity; faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviors, beliefs, rituals.” ~ Randa Abdel Fattah


“We live in a culture where everyone’s opinion, view, and assessment of situations and people spill across social media, a lot of it anonymously, much of it shaped by mindless meanness and ignorance.” ~ Mike Barnicle


“We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.” ~ Kofi Annan


“We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture.  When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture.” ~ Edward T.Hall


“We want people to experience art and think about it. The art reflects our time, it is about our culture.” ~ David Elliott


 

“When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments.” ~ Maggie Gallagher


“When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don’t just turn it off one day.” ~ Chinua Achebe


“When we look at history, we find that it has always been our cultural giants that have been involved in speeding up revolution and change.” ~ Nuri Muhammad


“When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it.” ~ Yo-Yo Ma


“When you talk about Mexican culture, it’s wrestling and soccer.” ~ Rey Mysterio


“Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.” ~ Albert Camus


“You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.” ~ John Perry Barlow


“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ~ Ray Bradbury


“You have to taste a culture to understand it.” ~ Deborah Carter


“Youth culture now really looks back and embraces the past, but keeps it contemporary but not sticking to one particular style.” ~ Alexander McQueen



QUOTES ABOUT INDIAN CULTURE:

“Deity’ will be a compelling and exciting thriller with complex and interesting characters. A neo-realistic style to story and images will take the audience deep into Calcutta’s many different levels. A fascinating clash between American and Indian culture.” ~ Niels Arden Oplev


“Dialogue is the basis of Indian culture, and we don’t want to make any enemies. Political and ideological adversaries, perhaps, but not enemies.” ~ Evo Morales


“I kept on trying to use so any media and ideas in y work because our horizon is so vast and Indian culture is so rich that I think what we are today, culturally, we have a unique position and I don’t think one lifetime is enough to encompass it.” ~ M.F.Husain


“In the case of the Indian villager, an age-old culture is hidden under entrustment of crudeness.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


“India brings out so many different feelings in me. I’ve been fascinated with India and Indian culture as long as I can remember – ever since the ’60s with the Beatles and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.” ~ Joe Perry


“India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.” ~ Hu Shih (Former Chinese ambassador to USA)


“India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.” ~  Mark Twain


“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grand mother of tradition.” ~ Mark Twain


“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition.  Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” ~ Mark Twain


“India was and to some extent, still is a nation where its citizens care more about their religious freedom than any other earthly possession. Give them food or not, it doesn’t matter to them, as long as they are allowed to practice their religion. But, take away their religion; they will fight till the last breath of their life.” ~ Abhijit Naskar


“India was the motherland of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages.  India was the mother of our philosophy, of much of our mathematics, of the ideals embodied in Christianity… of self-government and democracy.  In many ways, Mother India is the mother of us all.” ~ Will Durant


“Indian culture certainly gives the Indian mind, including the mind of the Indian scientist, the ability to think out of the box.” ~ Roland Joffe


“Indian food has been huge in the UK forever and ever, but that’s because it has a historical rooting. America, I think is really ripe for it. There’s been so much interest in Indian culture.” ~ Aarti Sequeira


“Many of the advances in the sciences that we consider today to have been made in Europe were in fact made in India centuries ago.” ~ Grant Duff


“Movies are a big part of our Indian culture.” ~ M.S. Dhoni


“Our culture, language, history and values are vital to uniting us as a nation.” ~ Bobby Jindal


“People can defame anyone they like, people can write anything they like. But non-accountability is a part of modern Indian culture.” ~ Salman Khurshid


“The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. We veil ourselves with unnatural masks. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creators hand.” ~ George Bernard Shaw


“The percentage of Indian kids doing some sort of artistic work is much higher than in the general population – painting, drawing, dancing, singing. The creation of art is still an everyday part of Indian culture, unlike the dominant culture, where art is sort of peripheral.” ~ Sherman Alexie


“We have not yet realized that the Indian and his culture were fundamental to the growth of Canadian institutions.” ~ Harold Innis



QUOTES ABOUT MODERN CULTURE:

“Becoming a walking, dancing, fire-breathing lifestyle dragon is not something you can pursue overnight!  It takes years of studying, living, and understanding the modern culture.” ~ Theophilus London


“Being modern doesn’t means to forget our culture, religion and language as being modern means to give respect to the language culture and religion of others as well as feel proud on our culture religion and language also.” ~ Shriansh Shrivastava


“Blues, rock and hip hop are more about a lifestyle and culture than notes on a page.” ~ Jake Shimabukuro


“Culture – Modern: Being modern is not a problem but forgetting our culture is the  problem …” ~ Niwidharz


“I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can’t read any poetry.” ~ Randall Jarrell


“Modern culture appears to have adopted a strategy of tragedy. If we come here and say, I didn’t intend to cause global warning, it’s not part of my plan, then we realize it’s part of our defacto plan because it’s the thing that’s happening because we have no other plan.” ~ William McDonough


“Modern culture is constantly growing more objective.  Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies, and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.” ~ George Simmel


“Modern mass culture, aimed at the ‘consumer’, the civilization of prosthetic is crippling people’s souls, setting up barriers between man and the crucial questions of his existence, his consciousness of himself as a spiritual being.” ~ Andrei Tarkovsky


“More than half of modern culture depends upon what one shouldn’t read.” ~ Oscar Wilde


“One needs solitude and quiet to think.  The cacophony of modern culture is designed to make that impossible…” ~ Chris Hedges


“The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.” ~ Robert McAfee Brown


“The first principle of modern cultures may be their connectedness. Culture is like wind and wind knows no boundary or center. Once there is a center, wind becomes a whirlwind.” ~ Mu Xin


“The history of modern culture is a history of popular entertainments evolving into art.” ~ Andrew Hoberek


“There is a tremendous problem in modern culture.  We have become used to everything coming to us with tremendous speed and ease.  It is a culture where discipline and patience is almost impossible to develop.” ~ Robert  Greene


“To laugh loudly is a problem, to cry loudly is a problem – everything is a problem. They call this ‘modern culture.” ~ Sadhguru



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