Cultures Quotes

Cultures Quotes by Daniel Hannan, Henry Paulson, Robert Lepage, Jo Nesbo, Joy Harjo, Lawrence Kohlberg and many others.

In my experience, Eurosceptics are likelier to have lived abroad and to have entered fully into other cultures than Euro-enthusiasts, many of whom seem to have latched on to the E.U. as a way of compensating for their poor language skills.
Vegas is the city of temptation. I think, perhaps, it is an experiment by NASA. If we’re going to send people to Mars, how will we create false economies and cultures to satisfy them? Vegas has the answer. People go there when they’ve nothing left to lose.
Indian-Americans are physicians, engineers, CEOs, professors, teachers, entrepreneurs. They are a vital part of the United Stateseconomic and social fabric. Because of this long history, the bonds among our people and our cultures will remain strong.
Thanks to the success of Henning Mankell and Peter Hoeg, there wasn’t the same stigma attached to writing genre thrillers in Scandinavia as there was in many other cultures. Quite the opposite, in fact.
I don’t like this romanticization of Indian people in which Indian people are looked at as spiritual saviors, as people who have always taken care of the land. We’re human beings. But I think different cultures have developed different aspects of humanness.
All individuals in all cultures use the same thirty basic moral categories, concepts, or principles, and all individuals in all cultures go through the same order or sequence of gross stage development, though they vary in rate and terminal point of development.
Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died in the context of an extended family, clan, or tribe.
‘Sanctus’ deals with creation myths in every culture. It fascinates me that all cultures, evolving independently, have similar models of mankind’s origins, of a Greater Being, of the flood, and so on. It’s amazing how they crop up time and time again.
I write on sacred stories, symbols and rituals of all cultures – European, American and Chinese – but my audiences, typically, like me to focus on India.
In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.
In India, by and large, women are not educated enough to be bread winners and, within the moorings of traditional cultures, do not have the courage and the capacity to leave the matrimonial home. Given the inequality prevalent in family structures, the woman‘s right to opt out is suicidal.
I really care about people, and I would need someone to also genuinely value other human beings and want to be connected with people in the world and to know about other cultures. That might not be a high standard for someone else, but for me, it’s really important to try and stick to that.
Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.
The parent characters that I portray are Indian because I grew up in an Indian household. Having said that, I feel like people of all cultures would relate to those parents.
As female athletes all over the world have discovered the hard way, changing cultures and mindsets takes action.
Fortunately, there’s another handy driver that has manifested itself throughout the history of cultures. The urge to want to gain wealth. That is almost as potent a driver as the urge to maintain your security. And that is how I view NASA going forward – as an investment in our economy.
We learn to laugh from the cultures that suffered most – from the Russians, Poles, and Irish – not from Sweden or France (the French go for Jerry Lewisenough said).
Books give us insight into other people, other cultures. They make us laugh. They make us think. If they are really good, they make us believe that we are better for having read them. You don’t read a book – you experience it. Every story opens up a new world.
There’s a particular quality that those of us who live on the border share; we can switch from being Mexican to being American in an instant just by scanning our surroundings. Not everybody has this superpower; it takes a very specific kind of upbringing to instill a deep pride in two very different cultures.
I think Sweden is known for people being a bit more quiet than other cultures, and I guess it’s a mixture: shyness and leaving room for other people to talk. Of course, when people get drunk, all of that disappears.
What I love the most about modeling is that it opens you a lot of different doors of opportunities and takes you to many different places, which then put you in touch with various people and cultures.
The true Resurrection is based not on the mythical lie of the guilty victim who deserves to die, but on the rectification of that lie, which comes from the true God and which reopens channels of communication mankind itself had closed through self-imprisonment in its own violent cultures.
Americans don’t have deep gastronomic roots. They wanted to get away from the cultures of Europe or wherever they came from. We stirred up that melting pot pretty quickly.
Historically, black music has influenced other cultures and other genres and created other genres.
Football is unique because it enables you to travel, learn about other cultures, meet new people and speak other languages.
In the end, there is no absence of irony: the integrity of what is sacred to Native Americans will be determined by the government that has been responsible for doing everything in its power to destroy Native American cultures.
Egypt, once a melting pot of peoples, classes, cultures and religions, has, after 30 years of Mubarak‘s rule, become a place of intolerance and distrust of the other.
Like the other great revolutions, an environmental revolution will require sacrifices and lead to enormous gains. It, too, will change the face of the land and human institutions, hierarchies, self-definitions, cultures. It will take centuries. If it happens. There is no guarantee, of course.
The arts bridge cultures; they’re good for the economy, and they’re good for fostering empathy and decency.
We all have to deconstruct the looks in ourselves. It’s easier if you see different cultures and different imagery than just the pure straight male gaze and that you’re aware that images are political. Not everybody is.
I’m saying we’ve got big problems in our cities. It’s not very smart to make the problem bigger by letting in millions more immigrants from rural Muslim cultures that don’t assimilate.
As a child, it was really hard because I’d be thrown into a new school and have to make new friends, or I’d sit in class for months without speaking the language, but as I got older, I welcomed the possibility of discovering new cultures and languages.
My dad is from India, my mom is from Russia. Fortunately, we moved a lot. I went to a lot of different schools and completely different cultures, so that’s my background.
Annet Mahendru
We West Indian cricketers are always proud to play for the West Indies and we know we are made up of different islands and different cultures but we have to be able to mesh together, to come together and perform as a team.
It is very overwhelming to find that you are loved by people belonging to different provinces and cultures. They give me the energy.
The gift art gives us is that instead of seeing only our own world, we see into other times, which offers a window into other cultures and sensibilities.
A lot of issues that we have in the world today rise from the fact that we do not know enough about each other’s cultures, that we don’t respect each other‘s origins and there is so much negativity and strife around because we don’t know where the other person is coming from.
I have a lot of cultures within me – I’m basically chop suey.
If we ever start communicating with living creatures from other planets, the number one priority is, how are you going to communicate information? Even between different cultures here on Earth, you get into communication problems.
Bond is a classic archetype character, a character that’s embedded in our heads forever, one of a lone warrior setting out to avenge a nation – and you find that character across cultures.
At certain historic moments, grandparents took on childrearing responsibilities. In many cultures, they still do. Chinese grandparents who are able to retire at 55 are seen all over Beijing bouncing grandbabies. In the United States, we can’t afford to retire at 55.
More and more, in any company, managers are dealing with different cultures. Companies are going global, but the teams are being divided and scattered all over the planet.
One of the great things about being a professional football player is visiting countries and seeing cultures you might never see.
Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?
I’ve always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it’s also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world.
I went to a high school that taught me to be more worldly. The whole curriculum was very globally based. We learned a lot about other cultures and reflected on them.
I definitely believe in a God and in a higher power, and I definitely take from many different religious cultures. I go to church.
You experience other cultures to give you a kind of shock that makes you look at your own culture. You appreciate it more as a result of being out of it, but you also realise there are some things lacking in your culture.
L.A. is a great city to get lost in. The best thing to do is to drive in any direction, find a strip mall, and go from one store to the next. I guarantee you will see a collision of cultures you never imagined.
After 9/11, there was so much distress in America that it led to an inter-cultural breakdown. Some of our communities were targeted. Many of our adults shut themselves off from other cultures. I tried to bring children of Indian and other cultures together in my literature.
I love commuting between languages just like I love commuting between cultures and cities.
Countries like Japan do not have to change their cultures to address their educational shortcomings; they simply have to adjust their policies and practices.
The two cultures of East and West are very different, and the priorities are very different. So when you understand that – if you are from this side or this side – when you understand that the other is different than you, and you respect these differences, you can build communication.
Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge is altered as societies enter what is known as the postindustrial age and cultures enter what is known as the postmodern age.
Whilst I’m all for psychedelic science – I think it’s fantastic – I don’t think we necessarily have time to wait for the science to tell us these medicines are useful. The indigenous cultures have already shown us the ways.
I don’t think you lose culture because you act different cultures.
I love Caribbean food. It’s a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans.
Agarikon contains antiviral molecules new to science. Researchers for pharmaceutical companies may have missed its potent antiviral properties. Our analyses show that the mycelial cultures of this mushroom are most active but that the fruitbodies, the natural form of the mushroom, are not.
Cultures, for better or worse, are very stable.
I grew up on certain movies, particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I’d yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that.
London is one of the most exciting cities in the world, with a melting pot of cultures and diversity.
All cultures through all time have constantly been engaged in a dance with new possibilities for life. Change is the one constant in human history.
At the heart of globalisation is a new kind of intolerance in the West towards other cultures, traditions and values, less brutal than in the era of colonialism, but more comprehensive and totalitarian.
In common with all Protestant or Jewish cultures, America was developed on the idea that your word is your bond. Otherwise, the frontier could never have been opened, ’cause it was lawless. A man‘s word had to mean something.
When I was in Holland, the idea was, all cultures are equal and all are to be preserved. My idea was, no, all humans are equal, but not all cultures are equal.
I grew up in a unique environment where I was immersed in both Japanese and American cultures equally.
I believe we are all dual beings. Some cultures actually believe we have two souls.
It is a part of us, film-makers and audiences; what we can’t say with dialogues, we say with a song. We tell stories through songs, look at our folk cultures.
Universities are the custodians not only of the many cultures of man, but of the rational process itself.
Our species uses music and dance to express various feelings: love, joy, comfort, ceremony, knowledge, and friendship. And each one is distinct and widely recognized within cultures. Love songs cause us to move slowly and fluidly, for example, while songs of joy inspire us to dance in a full-body aerobic way.
It’s an international space station. We have crew members from both the U.S. and Russia and now the United Kingdom with Tim Peake from the U.K… It’s great to see that, on this space station, that we can work across cultures in a very cooperative way.
My dream was to ride a horse from Mongolia to Hungary, 10,000 km across the great Eurasian Steppe, and in doing so, come to understand the nomadic cultures that have presided there for thousands of years.
Men of patriarchal cultures have been committing heinous acts in the name of their God ever since they created a god for themselves. It seems that the earlier, goddess-oriented, nature-centered religions were far less cruel.
I’ve always been interested in what passes for what we call religion, what other cultures call their spiritual life.
I think a really great creative person is almost by nature incredibly curious and digging deeply into cultures and technologies and getting all this input and using it to make things better – basically, creating better solutions.
Being the captain is a great privilege and a responsibility to lead a great group with different cultures.
I simply love to live here. London is a world city. There is so much you can do. There are many different cultures here, and I just feel very, very comfortable.
The box office has become global. I think that factors in to the question of how to portray different ethnicities and cultures.
It’s exciting to think that something I’m involved in is touching so many people in so many cultures.
I grew up in the States, but I go back to Brazil quite often, and a big part of me is very Brazilian, so there’s a constant struggle between the two cultures within me. They’re very different approaches to life.
I think cultures of conformity produce vast quantities of shame, both in people who simply can’t conform and people who do conform, but underneath, they’re not feeling conformist.
Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all ‘pretend‘ most of the time.
In the Middle East, the conflict today is a matter of generations and not of cultures.
I want to work with kids and help develop them, show them the right way, the right morals and attitude into how to become a better footballer. Australia has many different cultures but I’d like to bring in the indigenous style, bring their competitiveness, athleticism and raw ability into the frame.
California has everything it needs to be successful: world-class universities, pioneering innovators, diverse cultures, vast resources and people working hard to build a better future.
There is so much that is positive, wonderful even, about state schools. At a state school your kids will learn to live alongside and appreciate other kids from many diverse and different cultures.
I love getting to travel and perform to different crowds because you’re exposing yourself to new music, new cultures and the atmosphere is always so unique.
I try to explore, in terms of the life I know best, those things which are common to all cultures.
I was playing surf music with my band when a girlfriend of mine who had come from Los Angeles took me to a James Brown concert. That show really changed my whole outlook and thought processes, especially about music and different cultures.
The tango is really a combination of many cultures, though it eventually became the national music of Argentina.
My experience of living with people of diverse religions and cultures taught me that one will never be at peace with the other if one is at war with oneself.
Design can successfully bind the ancient nomadic cultures with today’s global marketplace, ensuring the preservation of traditions and knowledge for further generations. This aspect of research is obviously rich in its business potential as well.
Many people say I believe aliens built the pyramids. I don’t. In fact I’m not a supporter of the ‘ancient alien‘ hypothesis at all. I think a lost human civilization is a much better explanation of the mysteries and paradoxes of ancient cultures.
Food feeds our souls. It is the single great unifier across all cultures. The table offers a sanctuary and a place to come together for unity and understanding.
About the idea of a clash between cultures, between civilisations, I don’t believe in it. It’s something some political leaders tried to use, and that the media tried and are still trying to sell us, in order to simplify the world and their work.
Empathy is key in the design process, especially when you start expanding outside of your comfort zone to new languages, cultures, and age groups. If you try to assume what those people want, you’re likely to get it wrong.
I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world.
Across all U.S. intelligence agencies, there is a lack of cultural respect and a poorly tuned attitude toward foreign peoples and cultures.
I feel Delhi always has a problem in understanding different regions and cultures.
The kids think we’re wacky. Mum and Dad are in showbiz – they don’t know any other way. They’ve grown up travelling all over the world and are getting a worldly education. My son is 12 and he can speak eloquently on religions and cultures.
Growing up in any big city, you get exposed to so many beautiful cultures. I’ve grown up with a lot of open eyes around me that’s influenced my eyes to open.
Judaism is one of the last of the world’s matrilineal philosophies. Matriarchies are always the cultures that patriarchy attacks and decimates, because they don’t spend all their money on the military like patriarchy does. They are easy prey.
My kids miss me when I’m away, but I don’t mind living out of a suitcase. The U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Iraq… it’s such a thrill meeting people of different cultures, learning about and from them. It’s changed my perception about life, humanity and spirituality.
I always used to say hybrids would rule the world – people who have an understanding of many cultures and can relate to them with ease. And then along came Obama.
The challenge for corporations, if offices were to become obsolete, is twofold. How will they be able to retain their distinct cultures? And how will they be able to ensure that all employees, wherever they work from, share a united identity and vision?
In ‘Krishna,’ the movements mostly stem from traditional dances of diverse cultures but there is some use of multimedia that completes the production and nudges the audience into the right ethos.
If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.
Americans and French are notoriously monolingual, especially earlier generations. Language is a sense of pride in both cultures. I think that the French and Americans are like brothers or sisters who are so similar that they irritate one another.
I navigate different cultures daily, and I understand how people can make false assumptions because of their lack of interaction with the cultures I find myself in. But if they don’t frequent these spaces much, how can they rush to judgment?
The reason why I wanted to be an actor was to understand different people and cultures.
I had this desire to understand Islam better and then focus on the beauty of Arabic and Islamic cultures. And one of the first things to emerge was Arabic calligraphy, which was instantly inspiring.
The most forward-leaning leaders are single-minded about creating company cultures that foster a true spirit of innovation.
My success is that I have these two great cultures behind me. One is Italian. I’ve continued to nurture that. But I also feel very American.
Tottenham was a dope place to grow up because it’s so community-based. It’s a melting pot of cultures. I’ll always be a north London girl.
We in the so called ‘Western civilisations’ have so much to learn from other cultures, and they would stand to gain so much by learning from ours. We don’t have all the answers – far from it… but nor do any other culture or religion.
Across disparate cultures that require physical risk-taking as a rite of passage, it is always the men who engage in such pursuits.
I’m a woman of color, but I have so many different cultures inside of me.
Incorporating travel, elements from different cultures and locales, is a great way to establish the overall tone and theme for a soiree.
If you ask any of my kids today what their most important experience was in their education, they would say it was the travel and the ability to see and be in other cultures.
As someone who grew up between two cultures, I have been fascinated with the question of why men and women with similar backgrounds to mine were drawn towards radical messages of hate and violence.
My art is based on impurity. You have to mix things from different refined cultures to get something raw, to make it go again.
South Africa is really diverse, with many cultures and 11 official languages, so there are lots of different Christmas traditions.
Records were vitally important to the development of music and of all music cultures. With that being pushed by the wayside, I can’t see an iPod uniting us. In fact it separates us, the streets are full of people bumping into lamp posts, listening to their own little universe, and there’s no sharing in that.
I think the only consistent thing is that I like projects that explore different social themes. ‘Our Family Wedding‘ is a comedy, but it deals with two different cultures coming together. It’s also about people letting go.
I love having different cultures around, but when the parent culture kind of dissipates, you’re left thinking, ‘Well, what’s going on?’
I am truly multi-racial. I never knew my biological father. I’ve always had less information than I would have liked to have had. All I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures.
In a time where there are divides between cultures and races, I would love to use my position to show that we are all the same inside and working together is the key to moving forward.
The people have allowed me to – they’ve respected my choice of wanting to be like, a little, you know, a baby alchemist, and just trying to mix different cultures together and things that I think are interesting.
I was very lucky to be a part of going to so many different countries and cities and seeing so many different cultures and people, living that lifestyle at such a young age.
I think the international appeal of SF is quite understandable since the kinds of people who like to read it, are, by the nature of the beast, interested in other cultures, of which other nations on Earth are the closest available example.
I’m an immigrant kid who came to America from India when I was very young and grew up in New York City with a single mom and really was influenced by all of those immigrant cultures bumping up against each other.
Being an American is such a rich environment, because there’s so many people from other countries and cultures, and through that you’re able to see other people’s experiences.
When certain branches of the economy become obsolete, as in the case of the steel industry, not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship, but certain cultures also disappear.
In most cultures, you can have a kid at 18 and it’s not a big thing. It’s not like, ‘Oh, you’ve got to get a different haircut and move to the suburbs and act, like, 35.’
India is full of varied cultures that have introduced different kinds of folk tunes to us.
Hong Kong has always been a symbol of the vibrant and free exchange of cultures, commerce and ideas. This reputation is threatened, however, in the face of China‘s efforts to increase its authoritarian control within its sphere of influence.
I mean, London has shaped me as a person. My parents are Nigerian so I’ve had the luxury of blending different cultures together just through my everyday life.
I love the process – collaborating with the photographers, traveling, and seeing different cultures. My mother always said I would regret it if I didn’t do it. And I think she was right.
Football is probably the most democratic human activity. It belongs to everyone… to poor and rich, illiterate and educated, to all races, cultures, and nations.
Like so many other young South Asians in America, I am the product of two cultures whose conflicting values pull at me with equal urgency. Never have I felt as torn between the two as I do about the question of marriage.
I think just growing up in Miami, there’s gumbo of different cultures that influence us.
I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn’t destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
I’ve lived so many different Asian cultures.
Family dynamics are true over time, across generations and different cultures.
It means a lot to me to be from London. Obviously, it’s where I spent the majority of my life, it’s where I learnt a lot about different cultures and different people, and it toughened me up at times.
We are part of an inspiringly colorful mosaic of cultures and traditions. I will nurture this pluralism.
The natural world is the only one we have. To try to not see the natural world – to put on blinders and avoid seeing it – would for me seem like a form of madness. I’m also interested in the way landscape shapes individuals and populations, and from that, cultures.
My mixed-race background made me a broad person, able to relate to different cultures. But any woman of colour, even a mixed colour, is seen as black in America. So that’s how I regard myself.
I would rather know about different cultures, read about them, and understand them than just blindly follow their rituals. All cultures in India have their own logic.
You have to see other cultures to understand the world.
My mates Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe have put together thirty one episodes of a really really nice podcast at Rice as part of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The ‘Cultures of Energy Podcast’ is so good!
America didn’t invent human rights. Those rights are common to all people: nations, cultures, and religions cannot choose to simply opt out of them.
In some ways. I always feel between worlds, between cultures, and I think that’s not necessarily a bad place for a writer to be. Writers are kind of on the fringe anyway, observing, writing things down. I’m still mostly American, but it’s a nice tension.
I admire JLo because she succeeded in breaking through and harmonizing two different cultures.
Globalisation for a startup is exciting; you have to learn so fast about the different cultures of the world.
A lot of groups spend their whole cultural and aesthetic identity trying to move away from Africa, which I think is a mistake. One of the reasons I love Cuba and cultures like that is because they’re not trying to move away from their African roots, they’re trying to embrace them. That’s part of the culture.
Arturo O’Farrill
Russia has a long history of propaganda and trying to influence various nation’s cultures and elections. It’s happening. They seem to have stepped up their game.
The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance.
That was the first major social sciences conference at which social scientists from all cultures wanted to reach a consensus on whether we can continue to pursue a national course in the social sciences or whether we need a cosmopolitan path that also connects us in a new way.
I didn’t realize how interesting the place I come from is until I left home and saw how other cultures handled things differently.
I think that growing up in a crowded continent like Europe with an awful lot of competing claims, ideas… cultures… and systems of thought, we have, perforce, developed a more sophisticated notion of what the word ‘freedom‘ means than I see much evidence of in America.
I don’t know much about pop music, and we sample music from all different cultures. I was trained in West African dance, so my sense of rhythm when I move is obviously informed by that, and I obviously sing in Portuguese.
We are threatened by long-unresolved issues between the melting pot of cultures that make up our nation. People are isolated, every day less united, and every day falling deeper into a new level of cultural despair.
By the time we’re adults, our ideas have solidified. So I wanted to write for a younger audience, who would perhaps love heroes from other cultures.
The ‘Alliance for Progress‘ was a political proposal to improve conditions. It was aimed at lowering the social difference between cultures.
I’ve been obsessed with doomsday for a long time – the idea that different cultures respond to it differently, and religions will change people’s outlook on it.
Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
The biggest thing for me when I travel is finding the best food in every city. I always try to find the best restaurant and take advantage of it because it’s cool to go to a lot of different cities and experience a lot of different cultures. So I’m big on the food.
I believe traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures and traditions really helps you to broaden your perspective towards life.
I try to support groups that are about educating people about different races, different religions, different cultures and different situations so that we can break down the barriers of prejudice and bigotry.
The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind.
For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire’s still going.
Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them.
America’s a melting pot, all races, cultures, religious choices.
Most of the debate over the cultures of death and life is about process. The debate focuses on the technology available to determine how we prolong life and how and when we end it.
Because of work, I travel a lot, and because of that, I can experience different cultures and see and talk to a lot of different people, so I get inspired by that a lot.
The joy of tasting different cultures is it gives you a broad perspective, and you don’t judge people from stereotypical characters you see in films.
I really knew when I started photographing I wanted it to be a way of knowing different cultures, not just in other countries but in this country, too, and I knew I wanted to be a voyeur.
This idea that my work is about hip-hop is a little reductive. What I’m interested in is the performance of masculinity, the performance of ethnicity, and how they intermingle across cultures.
I think the knowledge of where you come from gives you more of an affinity for understanding different cultures and learning.
Education happens to be something that all people, all cultures, need to embrace. Math, science, the words of the world. To be able to speak and be able to have clarity and to be able to think. Those are the greatest of gifts.
I think the driving force for cultural evolution is this desire for groups to be splitting off and separating and forming subgroups insofar as the environment will allow it. We see great cultural diversity and large numbers of cultures per unit area in regions of the world in which the environment is really rich.
My mom is a white Jewish lady, and my dad is black. The cultures never seemed separate – I had a lot of mixed friends. When I was young, I identified with being Jewish, but I embraced my dad’s side, too.
Globalization means we have to re-examine some of our ideas, and look at ideas from other countries, from other cultures, and open ourselves to them. And that’s not comfortable for the average person.
It is universal to give gifts as an expression of love. My academic background is anthropology, the study of cultures. We have never discovered a culture where gift-giving is not an expression of love.
I’m passionate and I travel the world not just as a tourist but to understand cultures… I’ve lived with Masai tribe… I travel the world and bring it back in the form of a research book that would become the starting point for the collection.
In my 40s, the two cultures finally came to peace with one other inside me, and I have come to identify myself as both 100% Chinese and 100% American simultaneously.
I often begin movies with music in my head; it’s a very important dimension to me. Not just the music itself, but how to use music in film: when and how and subtlety. I don’t like to be too sweet in my stories, and I like the abrasive clang, the contrasting of sounds and cultures.
I would like to spend Christmas in different countries all over the world. I love seeing how different cultures celebrate the holidays in their own unique ways.
My father was Muslim, and my mom is Christian, and we moved from New Orleans to Oakland, so I always had this appreciation for different cultures.
I like to see myself as a bridge builder, that is me building bridges between people, between races, between cultures, between politics, trying to find common ground.
My whole life, I had been taught to read and study, to seek understanding in knowledge of history, of cultures.
Different cultures have different predilections for different kinds of crime.
The truth is that many, if not most, nations of the world are made up of different peoples – and cultures and beliefs and religions – who find themselves thrown together by circumstance.
It’s a fact that Anglo-Saxon supremacy impacts other cultures. That is plain and simple.
The way that I represent Australia and indigenous Australia affects other people as well from other cultures.
I certainly can’t speak for all cultures or all societies, but it’s clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose. It’s not part of the cultural mainstream.
Having a multi-cultural background has granted me access into different ideologies, cultures, and ways of living. It has shaped who I am and how I participate in the world.
Sudan has been an experiment that resonated across Africa: if we, the largest country on the continent, reaching from the Sahara to the Congo, bridging religions, cultures and a multitude of ethnicities, were able to construct a prosperous and peaceful state from our diverse citizenry, so too could the rest of Africa.
I grew up influenced by different cultures, sounds, feelings, emotions, and I want Premiere Classe to be a representation of that.
We love our children to experience different cultures, and we had media opportunities over in Japan and China and so we took our whole family over there.
In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains.
Edward Lawrie Tatum
We have been very conditioned by the cultures that we come from and are usually very identified with the particular gender that we happen to be a member of.
For centuries, cultures throughout the world have used indigenous technologies to navigate life’s complexities. From navigator-priests in Micronesia to mystics in India, vast sums of knowledge are available if we but recognize it.
Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey
God created the races. He created different backgrounds and cultures. But He created them all to operate under His authority.
You’ll be fooled if you only get your hip-hop from the mainstream, you know. The things that move people are not just found in the mainstream cultures. And when we talk about hip-hop in general, hip-hop’s basically preoccupied with life.
By seeing the problem of poverty merely in terms of assistance, we overlook that our enormous economic advantage is deeply tainted by how it accumulated over the course of one historical process that has devastated the societies and cultures of four continents.
The world has become more complex as technology and easy travel mixes cultures without homogenizing them.
All the exhausting aspects of my job are made worthwhile because I get to experience so many different cultures. It makes you really appreciate the memories.
Indeed, throughout much of history and in many cultures, redheads have been viewed with suspicion and fear – and even killed – because of their hair.
Over recent years, urbanisation, globalisation and the destruction of local cultures has led to a rise in the prevalence of mental illness in the developing world.
It’s different cultures that make the world go ’round at the end of the day.
Let’s stop hiding behind a pseudo-respect of cultures, in a sickening relativism that’s only a mask for our cowardice, our cynicism, and our powerlessness. I, born Muslim, Moroccan, and French, I will say it to you: Sharia makes me vomit.
I’m not certain that I draw from any one culture more than others. Many myths and legends of many different cultures are really the same story when you get to the heart of it. They are often cultural cautionary tales about how we should behave and how we should live.
Whenever I go to deliver lectures in IAS academies, colleges and schools, I always try to bring in the northeast. It may be the bamboo of Mizoram or the various beautiful tribal cultures of Misings or Bodos.
‘Out of Africa,’ Dinesen’s second book, is a love story, though not the one portrayed by Streep and Redford in the film. The memoir is about Dinesen’s love of East Africa – the cultures, the landscapes, the animals. The feeling that saturates the book is reverence.
We are so fortunate, as Australians, to have among us the oldest continuing cultures in human history. Cultures that link our nation with deepest antiquity. We have Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley that is as ancient as the great Palaeolithic cave paintings at Altamira and Lascaux in Europe.
I speak Swedish, it’s my first language. Of course, growing up with Latin American parents from Argentina, I also have some other influences from other cultures. But Sweden is where I feel the most at home.
Seek out your brothers and sisters of other cultures and join together in building alliances to put an end to all forms of racial discrimination, bigotry, and prejudice. There are people of good will of all races, religions, and nations who will join you in common quest for the betterment of society.
In a television interview, I said that diversity in our children’s books should include the adventures of disabled children, travellers and gipsies, LGBT teens, different cultures, classes, colours, religions. It shouldn’t be a token gesture, nor do such stories need to be ‘issue-based’.
We know that genes shape human cultures and human societies: The DNA we inherited from our ancestors makes certain foods taste better, affects the way we care for children, influences what colors we find vibrant, and contributes to our love of socializing, among other examples.
I had a vision of bringing two cultures together, and I have said this in the past: my goal is to bring Morocco and India together through music and art.
Israel is a mishmash of other cultures. It’s like New Orleans; it’s a meltdown of other cultures.
I’ve never understood why artists, who so often condescend to the cliches of their own culture, are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about.
Hong Kong people say Hong Kong needs to preserve its uniqueness. I say Hong Kong’s uniqueness is in its diversity, its tolerance of difference cultures… China does not want to see Hong Kong in decline. I have full confidence in its future.
America exports its culture world-wide but with us they don’t have to surmount a language barrier, and therefore they swamp us. While other European cultures are protected from erosion by their languages, ours is not.
I love touring. You get to meet so many people and experience different cultures.
Trade is a communication of cultures and values.
I’ve had people ask me to come and work for them. I went to Vienna and did three scenes in a movie for a guy that I met at a retrospective of Cassavetes films. It’s a great way to travel, to meet people, to see different countries and cultures.
I’m a little like Marco Polo, going around and mixing cultures.
The films I enjoy seeing are those that reveal lives I was unaware of… in different cultures or whatever.
Indeed, the night sky is the part of our environment that’s been common to all cultures throughout human history. All have gazed up at the ‘vault of heaven‘ and interpreted it in their own way.
One of my favorite luxuries in life is travel. Jet lag and lost baggage aside, it’s an incredible way to learn about other cultures, meet new people, broaden your horizons… and do some amazing shopping!
Just as the cultures, lifestyle and food differ vastly from our own, music for the Tamil/Telugu audience is vastly different from that of Mollywood.
One of the things that put me off writing for a while was that piece of advice everybody gives new writers: ‘Write what you know.’ Nobody would ever want to read about my boring life! But I do know a lot of things about different societies’ cultures and mythologies. The way people were and are.
We’re used to saying that women in other cultures are oppressed, but the question that I had when making the film was: Isn’t the objectification of a woman’s body that we often see in Western culture another kind of oppression?
We want to uplift the culture of Filipino – our respect to our elders, how we pray before we eat and sleep. These are things the younger generations tend to forget because of our exposure to other cultures.
The AP Italian language program has been preserved. We would like to thank the scores of people who joined the effort to ensure that generations of students will have the opportunity to learn not only a beautiful language but the history and contributions of one of the great cultures of Western civilization.
I think every culture – you can call it an American Ronin, a medieval knight errant, you could talk about ‘Shane.’ There is an archetype that I think is actually common to a lot of cultures, and even the Clint Eastwood stuff was probably as influenced by the Japanese stuff, and yet done by an Italian.
America’s can-do spirit cast a warm glow across nations and cultures, generating more goodwill and support for our country‘s ideals and causes than had otherwise been possible.
I think that people who live in cultures without quite so much privilege, opportunity or grandiosity have a little bit more respect for the workings of destiny, and the limitations that people can find themselves in through no fault of their own.
If migrants from other cultures arrive too fast and in numbers too great for society to absorb and integrate them, they begin to impose those cultures on the host country.
In earlier cultures with pagan belief systems, light and dark were celebrated equally, people were around death a lot. In contemporary Western culture, we don’t have that, and horror is a place you can be immersed in it.
Every day, whether I am teaching or entertaining – I absolutely love bringing different people and cultures together.
I was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and I would go to school in Texas. I lived on the border, so I was very fortunate to grow up between two worlds and both cultures and both languages and traditions.
Bianca Marroquin
I grew up in such a melting pot. There’s more ethnicities in Queens than there is in any place on the planet. So you grow up knowing things about other cultures.
Sling your guitar to wherever you’re going, and you’ll be amazed by the connective power of music: It knows no boundaries, cultures or class.
I actively pursue experiences that are unlike any others that I’ve experienced and cultures that I don’t know and unfamiliar places and unfamiliar history and things like that.
It seems that writing chose me. I feel that because I know history, and I know the history of so many cultures; I have lived a large life.
America has many cultures which makes it great, but it’s difficult to create one strong identity.
I’m certainly curious about people. As a kid, I moved around a lot. I was raised in a lot of different places, and thanks to working in the movies, I’ve gotten to keep traveling. I’ve always been interested in other cultures and languages.
My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both.
Massive numbers of people are going to come online from cultures we don’t normally interact with.
As I stand here today and tell you about these, I am heavy with an awareness of the fact that I am in more than one sense a product of both the Chinese and Western cultures, in harmony and in conflict.
What I’m drawn to most as a filmmaker are these tribes that are seen as ‘fringe’ cultures. We live in a society where many young people feel alienated, and these family constructs are an antidote to that.
I feel I can express the nuances of the Bengali lifestyle and ways of thinking better than other cultures.
I remember always going to the train station where I grew up, and on the wall was written, ‘The real wealth of a nation is diversity of cultures.’ Where I grew up, that’s what I saw, and that’s what I believe in as well – and I still believe it.
The global view of cultures is part of my nature. I want to break down the walls between genres, categories, or cultures.
Respecting other people’s cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It’s indefensible.
I always think it’s unique how you can have a show in a venue, and had a collection of different talent from all over the world, different backgrounds, different cultures, and all come together to put on this amazing show called pro wrestling.
There’s an assumption in many of these cultures that these children are mentally retarded, when in fact they’re not at all. I saw how the operation affects the child, as well as the child’s family and often the village.
The work of these women doesn’t end when they return home from overseas, as one goal of the Peace Corpsmission is to help promote a better understanding of other cultures here in the United States.
One thing we do, to be inclusive, is that when we shoot campaigns, we ensure to do so with models of different body types, skin colors and with those hailing from different cultures.
The human longings that are deep inside of us never go away. They exist across cultures; they exist throughout life. When people were first made, our deepest longing was to know and be known. And after the Fall, when we all got weird, it’s still our deepest longing – but it’s now also our deepest fear.
All across Africa, the Pacific and the Americas, we find cultures that didn’t know about mouth kissing until their first contact with European explorers. And the attraction was not always immediately apparent. Most considered the act of exchanging saliva revolting.
Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.
I hope to use dialogue and culture as a means of bringing people of various cultures together, and using that as a way to resolve conflict.
I feel like you are allowed in fiction to embrace imagination and try to enter other worlds. And I feel like you should push yourself to try to persuade your reader that you have the authority to engage with people who, you know, lived in the past, who live in the future, other genders, other places, other cultures.
I’ve been traded a couple times, but I’ve enjoyed the experience of new cities and cultures and all types of things.
Executives in Hollywood are missing a lot because they don’t want to watch other cultures.
I thought I could go into Cardiff, but different clubs have different cultures, different playing styles and philosophies. I’m more suited to the other jobs I’ve had.
It’s very white in Guernsey, not racist, but there’s not a lot of understanding about different cultures there. So I grew up there then moved to Brighton and found all these other people with different experiences, different narratives.
I’m Latina and Middle Eastern. Not a lot of people look like me, and I want to embrace all ethnic cultures and make them feel like they’re included.
I got exposed to so many different cultures and people.
Scientists are very much entangled in their culture and this culture is not pristine, untouched by other cultures and practices.
Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression.
It’s amazing that people still feel, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s a black guy.’ We’ve been here for a long time; let’s get used to it. Let’s get used to other cultures.
When I played in Belgium, Germany and England, their cultures were similar, more or less, because these clubs are all in Europe.
Few of us doubt that stealing is wrong, especially from the poor. But the accusation of ‘cultural appropriation‘ is overwhelmingly being used as an objection to syncretism – the mixing of different thoughts, religions, cultures, and ethnicities that often ends up creating entirely new ones.
Apparently, the pathfinder duck is a psychological archetype in certain cultures.
Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.
Seeing sites and features in places where we never looked or never thought things might exist is causing archaeologists across the world to think deeper about their sites or entire cultures.
Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.
I love Texas itself. The landscape is remarkable. The combination of cultures here is incredible. And the history here is pretty remarkable, too, going back centuries.
In football there are lots of origins, cultures, religions and no one feels left out. We all play together and we are all friends. Supporters see that and feel part of the same family, especially in England where you feel very welcome.
Traveling is a major source of inspiration. There is so much to learn from history and different cultures.
When you come from an immigrant home, you’re in a whole different world until you leave your house. In my teenage years, I had to learn to switch cultures the second I left my house and, when I came back, to go back to my fundamentals.
We are appropriating cultures, lifestyles, and language irresponsibly and passing it off as authentic; that’s what troubles me the most.
I’m Jewish and Italian, and I lucked out and got the nose of both cultures.
As history unfolds, as cultures evolve, of course the intelligences which they value change.
I love Delhi as it has always been a very good mix of cultures and when I was growing up, it was a city full of opportunities.
Our nation is comprised of many different backgrounds and cultures, one of the many things that makes me immensely proud to be a South African.
If you go back far enough and get a wider enough picture of history, we have let go of many things that follow a religious narrative. We don’t burn witches anymore. Most people would consider that barbaric. We don’t sacrifice human beings, which was a religious act practiced by numerous cultures on this planet.
I grew up with all cultures in the world.
I love getting to have different food and getting to be around different people and different cultures and different ways people look at life. It’s really kind of helped me open up my mind and see the world from different perspectives.
French women love to shop and prepare food. They love to talk about what they have bought and made. It’s a deeply natural love, but one that is erased in many other cultures. Most French women learn it from their mothers, some from their fathers. But if your parents aren’t French, you can still learn it yourself.
Fusion fashion – that’s what I’m inspired by, taking all these different cultures and then trying to put it together that a girl here would love to wear.
I believe the friendship of the Games still exists. There is a tremendous camaraderie and atmosphere at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games – where else could you go and sit down and have breakfast with a Russian weightlifter, an East German sprinter, and an Indian fencer and talk about different cultures and problems?
Without freedom and without humor, our cultures can’t have a healthy evolution.
As I got older, I started realizing that though people differ in skin tone, religious beliefs, cultures, and food, one thing we all have in common is emotions, so I tapped into emotions.
Any kind of grieving that is not allowed causes a break. In our culture, grieving in public is not encouraged, but in other cultures, it is done publicly. Some cultures have walls where people can cry. We don’t have that. We have theatre where there’s always the chance for you to face things within yourself.
This melting pot of experiences, interests, educations, backgrounds, and cultures makes the U.S. truly amazing. It’s how we can come together to come up with new ideas, to collaborate, and to innovate without having to think about borders.
My films have often looked at the whole dilemma of identity as a straitjacket for people, for societies, for cultures, for historical moments.
If you watch wrestling, you now know the hip-hop culture is being represented with wrestling. For the longest time, the cultures have almost been parallel.
I was exposed to a mix of cultures, lots of different religions and beliefs. I was a spiritual kid and went to Indian powwows and Buddhist temples. But over a period of time, with reading and thinking, I started to feel it was all so absurd: The whole idea of life after death is ridiculous.
New Orleans has a unique history as a great melting pot of all kinds of cultures, and that manifests itself now through the food, the music, and the kinds of people who live there.
Had I not stepped into the saddle in the first place, entire cultures, histories, and most importantly, profound connections with people and animals whom I now counted as my friends would have otherwise passed by, invisible.
Companies with cultures that celebrate diverse opinions and encourage the exchange of ideas have an advantage when solving difficult problems. A company that doesn’t is at a clear disadvantage.
‘Provenance’ is more than a multimedia concert. It’s a journey that unifies cultures through music, theater and beautiful visuals.
The different foods and cultures and geography and art – I could spend my lifetime traveling around India and still not fully know it.
I grew up in East Flatbush in Brooklyn which was an intense neighbourhood filled with different West Indian cultures.
In most cultures, men represent tradition and women represent change and future. Women, because of their ability to give birth, are more connected to future. Men tend to keep the status quo.
I love going to flea markets especially when I am traveling, because I love seeing the stuff of other cultures, handicrafts and things with historical content.
I love educating myself on different cultures’ dishes and foods that are important and celebrated within that culture. I also think food brings people together. It’s unifying!
I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.
My mama is African American and from Wisconsin. My baba was born in Iran. My parents have stressed the idea of creating your own path, and creating your own identity is part of that. That’s why embracing these two cultures is important to me.
Coproporphyrin in particular is widespread; traces are present in normal urine and also in yeast. In special cultures, yeast can be made to produce considerable quantities of coproporphyrin.
Hans Fischer
One of the downsides of working in antiquity is that you don’t have many female voices, but you certainly have a lot of male terror about the potential of women’s power. It shows you very clearly that the most oppressive cultures tend to be afraid of those whom they oppress.
Learning from different cultures and talking to people is such a great experience, and getting to use basketball to do that is special.
I’m much more attracted to the miscegenation of cultures than to harmony.
I was attracted to black music for the same reason that I loved those old Irish ballads. Both were social statements of sorts, and both were indigenous to their respective cultures: Ireland, where my father had grown up, and towns like St. Louis along the Mississippi River, where I was growing up.
I haven‘t traveled in Africa nearly as much as I’d like to. I’ve been there a few times, and I’d like to learn more about the various cultures in Africa. But that’s the basis point of where all of the music that I love is based upon, from Africa to Cuba to Puerto Rico to South America.
I always felt that if countries knew each other better, there would be less war. Often, conflict goes with demonizing other countries and cultures.
It’s been interesting to see how similar audiences in the East and West are, actually, and how it makes you realize that when politicians emphasize the differences between our cultures, it’s usually because it benefits them more so than us.
Many cultures believe that on a certain day – Halloween, the Irish Samhain Eve, Mexico’s ‘Dia de los Muertos’ – the veil between this world and the next is especially thin.
In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion-, and even nation-centred cultures.
I think some of the best music throughout the actual history of music itself came from cultures where they’re not really looking for outside themes. It’s developed from their hometowns – it’s what they love and what they love to do.
Our message has always transcended borders and cultures and is central to who we are as a brand.
There are still many tribal cultures where poetry and song, there is just one word for them. There are other cultures with literacy where poetry and song are distinguished. But poetry always remembers that it has its origins in music.
Persimmons are pretty present in a lot of Asian cultures, as gifts that you give to people.
Every child matters. If we fail our children, we are bound to fail our present, our future, faith, cultures, and civilisations as well.
It’s oftentimes the case that relief workers, people who’ve been involved in development projects and foreign assistance, have a real understanding of foreign cultures that the military desperately needs if we’re going to be able to work effectively.
Travelling, in general, opens your mind to so many different cultures and different ways of thinking and different ways of seeing stuff. I definitely feel like it has an influence on my music to be a bit more broader and a bit more open.
Culture constitutes an essential element of social and political liberation. As people rise up across the Middle East and North Africa, the diversity of their cultures is not only the means but also the ultimate goal of their liberation and their freedom.
I love experiencing new cultures and new foods.
I like to consider that I have a good insight into other cultures because I grew up with my parents having different views on things. It makes traveling a lot easier, I do enjoy other cultures.
I make a distinction between manners and etiquette – manners as the principles, which are eternal and universal, etiquette as the particular rules which are arbitrary and different in different times, different situations, different cultures.
In many ways, Mitt Romney and I are very different. Different starts in life. Different paths to leadership. Different cultures.
John Lennon was a musical genius. All I have to do is think of some of his songs and even the titles make me feel good… and I’m not the only one. His music has crossed cultures and even generations.
The first time I thought about attempting a body suspension was after watching a documentary on rites-of-passage ceremonies from other cultures. I was completely intrigued by what these people put their bodies through.
There’s the fine line between presenting your culture and learning about other cultures so it becomes global.
We’re a country of many different cultures, and that’s always what has made this country stand out. It almost feels like making diverse movies is the most American thing you can do.
I always identified with that feeling of being an underdog. So I always was looking to connect with and meet people from other cultures, to experience people living a different life that I am.
While Mumbai is a melting pot of cultures, Delhi is made of community, and we can see these lines quite clearly. An aunty from Punjabi Bagh will be different from a Faridabad aunty or an aunty from Vasant Kunj.
I love the dancing and the music from Latin cultures. I went to a Flamenco show in Spain once, and it completely took my breath away!
Growing up in Virginia, I was surrounded by two different cultures.
When I did a year-long study in 2005 of European countries integrating Muslims into their cultures, France came in the lowest of the rank. Sweden was not far behind, though, which is worrying, as racism in France is much closer to the bone.
In adapting to life in the melting pot of America, I discovered that the same soft power of science has a huge influence in building bridges between cultures and religions – and has the potential to do so with the Muslim world.
People from different backgrounds may not have natural affinity, but when the Word of God is treated right and the Holy Spirit is allowed to engage, it can bring together things, people, backgrounds, histories, races, colors, and cultures and hold them together in a way that natural affinity may not be able to do.
I wanted to see how flavors, spices, and grains traveled back and forth along the Silk Road and were interpreted by a multitude of cultures’ palates.
Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
We regard those other cultures, such as that of India, where many people live and believe and behave much as they did 1,000 or 2,000 years ago, as undeveloped.
When we represent all cultures with sensitivity and truth, we foster a society that supports all people.
Police forces across America need root-to-stem changes – to their internal cultures, training and hiring practices, insurance, and governing regulations.
I have to represent. I feel proud to have a culture that’s different… and proud to be a Latina. We’re not all categorized as one type of person… there’s people from everywhere doing different things who have different types of cultures. Being Latina for me is also being a strong woman.
When you bring multiple cultures together, there’s a degree of push and pull.
The chaos of two cultures merging is the best time to forge a new identity to unify people, because everyone is looking for answers and everybody’s looking for leadership. That’s when there’s an opportunity to say, ‘OK, this is what we stand for.’ People aren’t set in their ways because everything is up for grabs.
I think it is so beneficial to English and British football when youngsters see different cultures and environments.
There’s a reason why the cultures of so many Chinatowns around the world in some ways are more Chinese. They’ve held onto older Chinese rituals, traditions, and symbols in ways that, if you go back to China today, they’re not holding on to. They’re getting married in white dresses and in churches.
Sports is something that transcends generations, transcends backgrounds, cultures, races. And so the power of sports is real.
A lot of Christian extremism has done a great deal to discredit religion; the main religious traditions have abandoned their own intellectual cultures so drastically that no one has any sense of it other than the fringe.
We concentrate too much on ethnic diversity and not enough on class. It’s dead important to represent loads of different cultures. But what the BBC doesn’t do enough of is thinking about getting people from more working-class backgrounds.
Dying, we tell ourselves, is like going to sleep. This figure of speech occurs very commonly in everyday thought and language, as well as in the literature of many cultures and many ages. It was apparently quite common even in the time of the ancient Greeks.
Chicago is a wonderful, vibrant city with wonderful food cultures to it, wonderful talent downtown.