Cultural Quotes

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Martin Luther King Jr.
“We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Malcolm Gladwell
“Cultural legacies are powerful forces. They have deep roots and long lives. They persist, generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished, and they play such a role in directing attitudes and behavior that we cannot make sense of our world without them.”
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

Daniel C. Dennett
“I should emphasize this, to keep well-meaning but misguided multiculturalists at bay: the theoretical entities in which these tribal people frankly believe — the gods and other spirits — don't exist. These people are mistaken, and you know it as well as I do. It is possible for highly intelligent people to have a very useful but mistaken theory, and we don't have to pretend otherwise in order to show respect for these people and their ways.”
Daniel C. Dennett, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

Kamila Shamsie
“Pride! In English it is a Deadly Sin. But in Urdu it is fakhr and nazish - both names that you can find more than once on our family tree.”
Kamila Shamsie, Salt and Saffron

Cherie Dimaline
“We go to the schools and they leach the dreams from where our ancestors hid them, in the honeycombs of slushy marrow buried in our bones. And us? Well, we join our ancestors, hoping we left enough dreams behind for the next generation to stumble across.”
Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves

Ennio Flaiano
“In Italia la linea più breve fra due punti è l’arabesco.”
Ennio Flaiano

“there is no problems, only solutions".”
Vesa Peltonen

“We, the Hawaiian people, who are born from the union of Papahanaumoku and Wakea, earth mother and sky father, and who have lived in these islands for over 100 generations, will always have the moral right to the lands of Hawai'i now and forever, no matter what any court says.”
Lilikalā K. Kame'eleihiwa

Jin Yong
“But as the good-hearted young man discovers, a hero is not merely born, he is honed in the moments when his love and loyalty are the most sorely tested.”

― Jin Yong”
Jin Yong, A Hero Born

Natasha Pulley
“In Japan, first names are only for who you're married to, or if you're being rude,' the watchmaker explained.”
Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Miriam Toews
“By leaving, we are not necessarily disobeying the men according to the Bible, because we, the women, do not know exactly what is in the Bible, being unable to read it. Furthermore, the only reason why we feel we need to submit to our husbands is because our husbands have told us that the Bible decrees it.”
Miriam Toews, Women Talking

Miriam Toews
“We are not members, . . . we are commodities. . . . When our men have used us up so that we look sixty when we’re thirty and our wombs have literally dropped out of our bodies onto our spotless kitchen floors, finished, they turn to our daughters.”
Miriam Toews, Women Talking

Oakley Hall
“Is not the semblance of guilt, however slight the tinge, already a corruption?”
Oakley Hall, Warlock

“Postmodern critics argue, with some justification, that travel and tourism often have the exact opposite effect, transforming the experience into an exploitative commercial affair - a kind of voyeuristic form of entertainment in which the native population and their culture becomes a purchasable commodity to satisfy hedonistic pursuits. The relationship between tourist and native is reduced to a kind of neocolonial "experiential commerce." [...]”
Jermy Rifkin

Sigmund Freud
“Here, indeed, we encounter a curious phenomenon: the relevant mental processes, when seen in the mass, are more familiar, more accessible to our consciousness than they can ever be in the individual. In the individual only the aggression of the super-ego makes itself clearly heard, when tension arises, in the form of reproaches, while the demands themselves often remain unconscious in the background. When brought fully into consciousness, they are seen to coincide with the precepts of the current cultural super-ego. At this point there seems to be a regular cohesion, as it were, between the cultural development of the mass and the personal development of the individual. Some manifestations and properties of the super-ego can thus be recognized more easily by its behaviour in the cultural community than by its behaviour in the individual.”
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

James Baldwin
“The Americans have no sense of doom, none whatever. They do not recognize doom when they see it.”
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

“My father insisted I eat red meat. 'You'll lose your brain without food,' he said. A meal to him without beef was starvation.”
Hannah Lillith Assadi, Sonora

Marshall Sahlins
“Parsons famously divided the social science world into a set of component "systems"—notably the social, the cultural, and the psychological—a division that by now seems as arbitrary as it was then influential, especially in its distinction between social structure and the cultural order. Even at the time, it struck some that the project was like analyzing water into its discernible ele­ments of hydrogen and oxygen in order to understand why it runs downhill.”
Marshall Sahlins, What Kinship Is-And Is Not

Erwin W. Lutzer
“I see a church that desperately needs to learn the lessons that the people of God have to RELEARN in each generation: We have to be a church that is, in some ways, repulsive to the world because of our authentic holiness and yet very attractive to the world because of our love & care. We need to be a courageous church at the time of weak knees and carnal living. In short, we have to live lives that are a credit to the gospel we preach and the Savior we worship. God has humbled us, and we must enter into our cultural decline not with a swagger but with humility and brokenness. And transparency”
Erwin W. Lutzer, The Church in Babylon: Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness

MPD [Dissociative Identity Disorder] is one of the oldest Western psychiatric diagnoses. We have clearly
“MPD [Dissociative Identity Disorder] is one of the oldest Western psychiatric diagnoses. We have clearly described cases dating back two or more centuries. In addition to the contributions of Pierre Janet, Monon Prince, and others, we have descriptions of early MPD cases by such important historical figures as Benjamin Rush, father of U.S. psychiatry (Carlson, 1981). Thus MPD is consistent across time and cultures; such a claim can be documented for few other psychiatric disorders. And, as this book demonstrates, MPD and other forms of pathological dissociation are found in children and have features that fit with developmental data and theories.

Criticisms of the existence of MPD often appear to be directed more at the mass media stereotype described earlier than at the actual condition.”
Frank W. Putnam, Dissociation in Children and Adolescents: A Developmental Perspective

Jacob Morgan
“The environments that affect the employee experience are the technological, physical, and cultural.”
Jacob Morgan

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“El problema de no advertir la cultura propia es uno de los grandes placeres de viajar al extranjero: descubrir lo que uno no ha visto en el propio país y advertir lo que los demás no conocen acerca de ellos mismos.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Awdhesh Singh
“It takes a long time for the spiritual and cultural knowledge to sink in our subconscious mind and become a belief. Our beliefs also change with time, but the change is quite slow like the changes in the body of a person. Even the most progressive person doesn’t want to change his beliefs though he may always be ready to acquire new knowledge.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

“But as the good-hearted young man discovers, a hero is not merely born, he is honed in the moments when his love and loyalty are the most sorely tested.”
Jin Young

Stewart Stafford
“You could see writer's block as mental constipation but I like to think of it as cultural anaemia.”
Stewart Stafford

Steven Magee
“Trying to build the world’s largest telescope atop the most sacred mountain in Hawaii is a cultural violation to the Hawaiian’s.”
Steven Magee

Kirstin Chen
“Before long our entire table was covered in food: an earthenware ramekin of pearly-pink prawns bathed in garlic butter; translucent, paper-thin slices of cured ham fanned out on the plate; tortilla espanola with nuggets of potato and sweet onion; candy-stripe beets studded with goat cheese and almond slivers; slow-cooked short ribs almost silky in their tenderness; thick chorizo stew.”
Kirstin Chen, Soy Sauce for Beginners

Stacey M. King
“This book is the first of its kind to record and express the past from a Banaban perspective.”
Stacey M. King, Te Rii ni Banaba: Backbone of Banaba

Cathy A. Malchiodi
“It is the integrative synergy of the arts, based on cultural traditions and current trauma-informed practice, that is requisite to addressing traumatic stress with most children, adults, families, groups, and communities.”
Cathy A. Malchiodi, Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process

Walter Mosley
“The question is,' John added, 'if a person inside a culture has no knowledge of his place in the unfolding of that culture, or in the history of any other people, and if no one else among either the oppressors or the oppressed has that knowledge, can that person be said to be alive? Indeed on what plane could he possibly exist except as chattel where he is a slave or not?”
Walter Mosley, John Woman

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