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Cultural History quotes by Walter Mosley
#1. These short stories are vast structures existing mostly in the subconscious of our cultural history. They will live with the reader long after the words have been translated into ideas and dreams. That's because a good short story crosses the borders of our nations and our prejudices and our beliefs. A good short story asks a question that can't be answered in simple terms. And even if we come up with some understanding, years later, while glancing out of a window, the story still has the potential to return, to alter right there in our mind and change everything. #Quote by Walter Mosley
Cultural History quotes by Nick Hornby
#2. It didn't help that I was never allowed to study anything remotely contemporary until the last year of university: there was never any sense of that leading to this. If anything, my education gave me the opposite impression, of an end to cultural history round about the time that Forster wrote A Passage to India. The quickest way to kill all love for the classics, I can see now, is to tell young people that nothing else maters, because then all they can do is look at them in a museum of literature, through glass cases. Don't touch! And don't think for a moment that they want to live in the same world as you! And so a lot of adult life
if your hunger and curiosity haven't been squelched by your education
is learning to join up the dots that you didn't even know were there. #Quote by Nick Hornby
Cultural History quotes by Alan AtKisson
#3. This famous quote hangs over my desk, as well as the desks of many people with the hubris and optimism to believe they can change the world for the better. It seems implausible, yet time and again history has proven it true. Virtually every major shift in cultural history can trace its origins to the work of a small group, often gathered around an innovative thinker or body of thought. #Quote by Alan AtKisson
Cultural History quotes by Adam Gopnik
#4. Nasty Men Make Nice Things; Unpleasant People Think Important Thoughts is, after all, the headline on almost every chapter in cultural history #Quote by Adam Gopnik
Cultural History quotes by George Lucas
#5. In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be ?replaced? by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten. #Quote by George Lucas
Cultural History quotes by Ernest Klein
#6. To know the origin of words is to know the cultural history of mankind. #Quote by Ernest Klein
Cultural History quotes by Werner Herzog
#7. When you look at the paintings at Chauvet Cave, they're not primitive or like children's little scribbles, it bursts on the scene fully accomplished and when you look through the faces of cultural history, art history, it has never gotten any better. #Quote by Werner Herzog
Cultural History quotes by Michael Chabon
#8. There is no more useless activity than that of periodization, the packaging of history, in particular cultural history, into discrete eras - the Jazz Age, the Greatest Generation, the Eisenhower years, the Sixties. Such periods can never be honestly articulated without recourse to so many demurrals and arbitrary demarcations, and the granting of so many exceptions, as to render them practically useless for any kind of serious historical purpose. In times of supposed license, repression reigns freely all around; in eras renowned for their conventionality, oddballs and freaks hoist their banners high. #Quote by Michael Chabon
Cultural History quotes by Timothy J. Keller
#9. contextualization is inevitable. As soon as you choose a language to speak in and particular words to use within that language, the culture-laden nature of words comes into play. We often think that translating words from one language to another is simple - it's just a matter of locating the synonym in the other language. But there are few true synonyms. The word God is translated into German as Gott - simple enough. But the cultural history of German speakers is such that the word Gott strikes German ears differently than the English word God strikes the ears of English speakers. It means something different to them. You may need to do more explanation if you are to give German speakers the same biblical concept of God that the word conveys to English speakers. #Quote by Timothy J. Keller
Cultural History quotes by Peter Capaldi
#10. STG and the Ramshorn Theatre are a vital part of Glasgow's rich cultural history. To abandon them now is to abandon not only our past, but our future. #Quote by Peter Capaldi
Cultural History quotes by Tom Turner
#11. Modernism', as a label, has currency in the arts, architecture, planning, landscape, politics, theology, cultural history and elsewhere. #Quote by Tom Turner
Cultural History quotes by Gerard Van Der Leeuw
#12. The art of beautiful motion is far and away the oldest. Before man learned how to use any instruments at all, he moved the most perfect instrument of all, his body. He did this with such abandon that the cultural history of prehistoric and ancient man is, for the most part, nothing but the history of the dance. #Quote by Gerard Van Der Leeuw
Cultural History quotes by Maneet Chauhan
#13. From the moment I stepped foot in Music City I have had a love affair with the people and burgeoning culinary scene. This city's long, highly-respected cultural history, coupled with the recent growth and development is inspiring. I could not be happier with my decision and I'm truly excited to call Nashville my home. #Quote by Maneet Chauhan
Cultural History quotes by Cathleen Schine
#14. Female Chauvinist Pigs is smart, alarming, and extremely funny. With nuance and humor, Levy has written both a convincing expos of sex and desire in contemporary America and an important cultural history. I'm giving a copy to my mother. And my sons. #Quote by Cathleen Schine
Cultural History quotes by Howard Mumford Jones
#15. Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement, a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history. #Quote by Howard Mumford Jones
Cultural History quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#16. Not enough books focus on how a culture responds to radically new ideas or discovery. Especially in the biography genre, they tend to focus on all the sordid details in the life of the person who made the discovery. I find this path to be voyeuristic but not enlightening. Instead, I ask, After evolution was discovered, how did religion and society respond? After cities were electrified, how did daily life change? After the airplane could fly from one country to another, how did commerce or warfare change? After we walked on the Moon, how differently did we view Earth? My larger understanding of people, places and things derives primarily from stories surrounding questions such as those. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Cultural History quotes by Sara Sheridan
#17. Social and cultural history is often comprised of whatever diaries and letters remain and that is down to chance and wide open to interpretation. #Quote by Sara Sheridan
Cultural History quotes by Steven Johnson
#18. This is how great intellectual breakthroughs usually happen in practice. It is rarely the isolated genius having a eureka moment alone in the lab. Nor is it merely a question of building on precedent, of standing on the shoulders of giants, in Newton's famous phrase. Great breakthroughs are closer to what happens in a flood plain: a dozen separate tributaries converge, and the rising waters lift the genius high enough that he or she can see around the conceptual obstructions of the age. #Quote by Steven Johnson
Cultural History quotes by Martin Prochazka
#19. Exploring microhistories, cultural history can "track the changing interplay among schools of thought and language patronage and power of financing and control, teaching traditions and elites," that is, make us aware of the discursive workings of power. #Quote by Martin Prochazka
Cultural History quotes by David Bentley Hart
#20. So much of what we imagine to be the testimony of reason or the clear and unequivocal evidence of our senses is really only an interpretive reflex, determined by mental habits impressed in us by an intellectual and cultural history. Even our notion of what might constitute a "rational" or "realistic" view of things is largely a product not of a dispassionate attention to facts, but of an ideological legacy. #Quote by David Bentley Hart
Cultural History quotes by Ariel Gore
#21. In our cultural history, all emotions have been more culturally acceptable to women. #Quote by Ariel Gore
Cultural History quotes by Imre Kertesz
#22. What I discovered in Auschwitz is the human condition, the end point of a great adventure, where the European traveler arrived after his two-thousand-year-old moral and cultural history. #Quote by Imre Kertesz
Cultural History quotes by Nate Powell
#23. I did grow up in a military family but lacked the perspective to grasp the cognitive dissonance carried by most people who serve in the armed forces or the circumstances that push lots of folks into the military. I don't blame G.I. Joe or Rambo for that atmosphere, but they certainly reflected the final stage of a two generation cultural myth. #Quote by Nate Powell
Cultural History quotes by Trevor Noah
#24. If you look at it, the history of comedy has always been strongest among the nations who have been persecuted the most. #Quote by Trevor Noah
Cultural History quotes by Suzy Kassem
#25. True cool is an attitude that is projected from a person who is extremely comfortable in their own skin. Cool people have the ability to forge their own paths, stand apart from the herd, and not give a damn about fitting in. A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Cultural History quotes by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
#26. Views of women, on one side, as inwardly directed toward home and family and notions of men, on the other, as outwardly striving toward fame and fortune have resounded throughout literature and in the texts of history, biology, and psychology until they seem uncontestable. Such dichotomous views defy the complexities of individuals and stifle the potential for people to reveal different dimensions of themselves in various settings. #Quote by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Cultural History quotes by Herbert Read
#27. The true artist is indifferent to the materials and conditions imposed upon him. He accepts any conditions, so long as they can be used to express his will-to-form. Then in the wider mutations of history his efforts are magnified or diminished, taken up or dismissed, by forces which he cannot predict, and which have very little to do with the values of which he is the exponent. It is his faith that those values are nevertheless the eternal attributes of humanity. #Quote by Herbert Read
Cultural History quotes by Tyler Cowen
#28. Presidents always want to do nice, noble, long-run things, and Congress is less keen to do so. We've seen that throughout the history of this country. #Quote by Tyler Cowen
Cultural History quotes by Jussie Smollett
#29. When a television show like 'Scandal' becomes the biggest show in recent history, suddenly advertisers and networks want to jump on that. And what it's showing is that people want to see diversity. #Quote by Jussie Smollett
Cultural History quotes by Arthur Koestler
#30. History knows no scruples and no hesitation. Inert and unnering flows towards her goal. History knows herway. She makes no mistakes. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Cultural History quotes by Albert Camus
#31. Marx's prophecy is also revolutionary in principle. In that all human reality has its origins in the fruits of
production, historical evolution is revolutionary because the economy is revolutionary. At each level of
production the economy arouses the antagonisms that destroy, to the profit of a superior level of
production, the corresponding society. Capitalism is the last of these stages of production because it
produces the conditions in which every antagonism will be resolved and where there will be no more
economy. On that day our history will become prehistory. This representation is the same as Hegel's, but
in another perspective. #Quote by Albert Camus
Cultural History quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#32. World history is a court of judgment #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Cultural History quotes by Hubert H. Humphrey
#33. For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end. #Quote by Hubert H. Humphrey
Cultural History quotes by Matt Haig
#34. You can't choose where you are born, you can't decide who won't leave you, you can't choose much. A life has unchangeable tides the same as history does. But there is still room inside it for choice. For decisions. #Quote by Matt Haig
Cultural History quotes by Mark Forsyth
#35. It was after an incident such as this that my friends and family decided something must be done. They gathered for a confabulation and, having established that secure psychiatric care was beyond their means, they turned in despair to the publishing industry, which has a long history of picking up where social work leaves off. #Quote by Mark Forsyth
Cultural History quotes by Elizabeth Kolbert
#36. The history of life thus consists of 'long periods of boredom interrupted occasionally by panic. #Quote by Elizabeth Kolbert
Cultural History quotes by Victor Bello Accioly
#37. Lesson taught by History: do not fight Russians in their own territory. #Quote by Victor Bello Accioly
Cultural History quotes by Timothy J. Stoner
#38. By shattering my preconceptions and cultural stereotypes, what materialized was a massive personality who was astonishingly winsome yet gravely terrifying. A man whose breathtaking compassion would draw you in, but whose ferocious honesty could cut and slice like a razor. Someone who was the most controversial, confrontational, divisive, yet compellingly beautiful man who has ever lived. Which is precisely what we would expect if the Creator of the universe happened to invade our world. #Quote by Timothy J. Stoner
Cultural History quotes by Isvari
#39. Facts you can bend. Memories are much stronger things. #Quote by Isvari
Cultural History quotes by Geoffrey Batchen
#40. The main difference seems to be that, whereas photography still claims some sort of objectivity, digital imaging is an overtly fictional process. As a practice that is known to be capable of nothing but fabrication, digitization abandons even the rhetoric of truth that has been such an important part of photography's cultural success. #Quote by Geoffrey Batchen
Cultural History quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#41. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak, and as strong; as silly and as wise; asbad and good. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Cultural History quotes by Kazimir Malevich
#42. Art no longer cares to serve the state and religion, it no longer wishes to illustrate the history of manners, it wants to have nothing further to do with the object, as such, and believes that it can exist, in and for itself, without "things" (that is, the "time-tested well-spring of life"). #Quote by Kazimir Malevich
Cultural History quotes by James A. Baldwin
#43. You don't need numbers; you need passion, and this is proven by the history of the world! #Quote by James A. Baldwin
Cultural History quotes by Kate Christensen
#44. Although the pineapple had been widely disseminated for centuries among the native peoples of South and Central America, it didn't figure in European history until 1493. #Quote by Kate Christensen
Cultural History quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#45. I was occupied so entirely by each day, I felt detached from anything so large as a month or a year. History didn't cross my mind. Now it does. Now I know, whatever your burdens, to hold yourself apart from the lot of more powerful men is an illusion. On that awful day in January 1961, Lumumba paid with a life and so did I. On the wings of an owl the fallen Congo came to haunt even our little family, we messengers of goodwill adrift on a sea of mistaken intentions. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Cultural History quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#46. Writing entails undertaking a spiritual journey, an exploration of the blemished self that is delightfully challenging, painfully arduous, and unfathomably rewarding. Writing allows an admittedly flawed person to artfully confront their inglorious personal history, examine the present, and cogitate upon the future. Thoughtful writing creates a person's own precursors: it revises a person's conception of the past into a more detailed, accurate, and comprehensive philosophical context, alters how a person perceives the "now," and alters the course and outcome person's future. Writing is the ultimate psychological experience and an immaculate method to examine a person's thoughts, debunk a person's delusion, and analyze a person's values. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Cultural History quotes by Oliver
#47. Freedom works, it turns out; the Constitution codified and structured freedom at a level unparalleled in world history. #Quote by Oliver
Cultural History quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#48. There are two answers to the things they will teach you about our land: the real answer and the answer you give in school to pass. You must read books and learn both answers. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Cultural History quotes by Edmund Morgan
#49. The colonial period has been the proving ground in America for the new social history, which concentrates on the ordinary doings of ordinary people rather than on high culture and high politics. Unfortunately ordinary people, almost by definition, leave behind only faint traces of their existence. #Quote by Edmund Morgan
Cultural History quotes by Philip Roth
#50. And as Lindbergh's election couldn't have made clearer to me, the unfolding of the unforeseen was everything. Turned wrong way round, the relentless unforeseen was what we schoolchildren studied as "History," harmless history, where everything unexpected in its own time is chronicled on the page as inevitable. The terror of the unforeseen is what the science of history hides, turning a disaster into an epic. #Quote by Philip Roth
Cultural History quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#51. History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion, from its usefulness to the public; the advantage of a religious character among private persons; the mischiefs of superstition, and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Cultural History quotes by Wilhelm Dilthey
#52. What man is, only his history tells. #Quote by Wilhelm Dilthey
Cultural History quotes by Ari Shapiro
#53. Hillary Clinton has secured her place in history. She is the first woman to lead a major party's quest for the presidency. #Quote by Ari Shapiro
Cultural History quotes by Newt Gingrich
#54. Have you heard a single national figure tell you all of the crises of the recent past are not economic, they're cultural? #Quote by Newt Gingrich
Cultural History quotes by Shameik Moore
#55. I'm working to be the best - the very best. There are a lot of people in this industry, and I'm trying to be the best. I'm working to affect history in a positive way. #Quote by Shameik Moore
Cultural History quotes by Henry Kissinger
#56. The cultural and political backgrounds of the two sides diverge in important aspects. The American approach to policy is pragmatic; China's is conceptual. America has never had a powerful threatening neighbor; China has never been without a powerful adversary on its borders. Americans hold that every problem has a solution; Chinese think that each solution is an admission ticket to a new set of problems. Americans seek an outcome responding to immediate circumstances; Chinese concentrate on evolutionary change. Americans outline an agenda of practical "deliverable" items; Chinese set out general principles and analyze where they will lead. Chinese thinking is shaped in part by Communism but embraces a traditionally Chinese way of thought to an increasing extent; neither is intuitively familiar to Americans. China #Quote by Henry Kissinger
Cultural History quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#57. The crucial importance of human expectations has far-reaching implications for understanding the history of happiness. If happiness depended only on objective conditions such as wealth, health and social relations, it would have been relatively easy to investigate its history. The finding that it depends on subjective expectations makes the task of historians far harder. We moderns have an arsenal of tranquillisers and painkillers at our disposal, but our expectations of ease and pleasure, and our intolerance of inconvenience and discomfort, have increased to such an extent that we may well suffer from pain more than our ancestors ever did. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Cultural History quotes by Stephen Leacock
#58. It just shows the difference between people. There was Myra who treated lovers like dogs and would slap them across the face with a banana skin to show her utter independence. And there was Miss Cleghorn, who was sallow, and who bought a forty cent Ancient History to improve herself: and yet if she'd hit any man in Mariposa with a banana skin, he'd have had her arrested for assault. #Quote by Stephen Leacock
Cultural History quotes by Tom Holland
#59. [T]he greater the sense of awe with which a text was regarded, the more complete might be the amnesia as to the original circumstances of its composition. #Quote by Tom Holland
Cultural History quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#60. I had not yet been to Gettysburg. I had not read Thavolia Glymph. All I had was the feeling, the weight. I did not yet know, and I do not fully know now. But part of what I know ist hat there is the burden of living among Dreamers, and there is the extra burden of your country telling you the Dream is just, noble, and real, and you are crazy for seeing the corruption and smelling the sulfur. For their innocence, they nullify your anger, your fear, until you are coming and going, and you find yourself inveighing against yourself - "black people are the only people who..." - really inveighing against your own humanity and raging against the crime in your ghetto, because you are powerless before the great crime of history that brought the ghettos to be. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Cultural History quotes by Grant Morrison
#61. It's not so much that history is simply cyclical, it seems to progress via recursive, repeated fractal patterns with minute variations. #Quote by Grant Morrison
Cultural History quotes by Etty Hillesum
#62. We go too far in fearing for our unhappy bodies, but our forgotten spirit shrivels up in some corner. Our lives are going wrong, we conduct ourselves without dignity. We lack historical sense, forget that even those about to perish are part of history. I hate nobody. I am not embittered. And once the love of mankind has germinated in you, it will grow without measure. #Quote by Etty Hillesum
Cultural History quotes by John Howard Griffin
#63. I must have had a dozen rides that evening. They blear into a nightmare, the one scarcely distinguishable from the other. It quickly became obvious why they picked me up. All but two picked me up the way they would pick up a pornographic photograph or book - except that this was verbal pornography. With a Negro, they assumed they need give no semblance of self-respect or respectability. The visual element entered into it. In a car at night visibility is reduced. A man will reveal himself in the dark, which gives the illusion of anonymity, more than he will in the bright light. Some were shamelessly open, some shamelessly subtle. All showed morbid curiosity about the sexual life of the Negro, and all had, at base, the same stereotyped image of the Negro as an inexhaustible sex-machine with oversized genitals and a vast store of experiences, immensely varied. They appeared to think that the Negro has done all of those "special" things they themselves have never dared to do. They carried the conversations into depths of depravity. #Quote by John Howard Griffin
Cultural History quotes by Michele Jennae
#64. Knowing how you want your work to look helps you decide who best to work with and where. #Quote by Michele Jennae

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