Quotations About / On: CULTURE

  • 1.
    We belong to an age whose culture is in danger of perishing through the means to culture.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 324, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Human, All-Too-Human, p. 182, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (1986). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 520, "The Danger Facing Our Culture," (1878).)
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  • 2.
    Popular culture is seductive; high culture is imperious.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 3.
    Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 4 (1936).)
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  • 4.
    The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 4 (1936).)
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  • 5.
    A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 88 (1951).)
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  • 6.
    The critic roams through culture, looking for prey.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 7.
    Culture means control over nature.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 4 (1936).)
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  • 8.
    General jackdaw culture, very little more than a collection of charming miscomprehensions, untargeted enthusiasms, and a general habit of skimming.
    (William Bolitho (1890-1930), British author. "Isadora Duncan," Twelve Against the Gods (1930).)
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  • 9.
    An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    (Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese leader, founder of the People's Republic of China. "The United Front in Cultural Work," October 30, 1944, published in Selected Works, vol. 3.)
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  • 10.
    Inter-railers are the ambulatory equivalent of McDonalds, walking testimony to the erosion of French culture.
    (Alice Thompson (b. 1963), British travel writer, journalist. "Ticket to Ride the Rails of France," Times (London, July 16, 1992).)
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