European Quotes

Quotes tagged as "european" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Elizabeth Kostova
“It touched me to be trusted with something terrible.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

Alfred North Whitehead
“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
Alfred North Whitehead, Process and Reality

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Venice, it's temples and palaces did seem like fabrics of enchantment piled to heaven.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Bill Bryson
“Bulgaria, I reflected as I walked back to the hotel, isn’t a country; it’s a near-death experience.”
Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

Noam Chomsky
“Both political parties have moved to the right during the neoliberal period. Today’s New Democrats are pretty much what used to be called “moderate Republicans.” The “political revolution” that Bernie Sanders called for, rightly, would not have greatly surprised Dwight Eisenhower.

The fate of the minimum wage illustrates what has been happening. Through the periods of high and egalitarian growth in the ‘50s and ‘60s, the minimum wage—which sets a floor for other wages—tracked productivity. That ended with the onset of neoliberal doctrine. Since then, the minimum wage has stagnated (in real value). Had it continued as before, it would probably be close to $20 per hour. Today, it is considered a political revolution to raise it to $15.”
Noam Chomsky

Ellen Sussman
“And Philippe won't speak English. She's sure he can - he's got that European je ne sais quoi that usually means "Oh, I speak six languages. And a little Japanese.”
Ellen Sussman, French Lessons

Talal Asad
“The construction of civilizational difference is not exclusive in any simple sense. The de-essentialization of Islam is paradigmatic for all thinking about the assimilation of non-European peoples to European civilization. The idea that people's historical experience is inessential to them, that it can be shed at will, makes it possible to argue more strongly for the Enlightenment's claim to universality: Muslims, as members of the abstract category "humans," can be assimilated or (as some recent theorist have put it) "translated" into a global ("European") civilization once they have divested themselves of what many of them regard (mistakenly) as essential to themselves. The belief that human beings can be separated from their histories and traditions makes it possible to urge a Europeanization of the Islamic world. And by the same logic, it underlies the belief that the assimilation to Europe's civilization of Muslim immigrants who are--for good or for ill--already in European states is necessary and desirable.

Talal Asad, Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity

Ron McVan
“White, is not a race, it is a color, European, is not a race, it is a place named after the goddess Europa. Caucasian, is not a race, it is a place and mountain range. Gentile, is not a race, it is a biblical name that was given to describe Aryans as non-Jews. Aryan is the biological correct name of our race! Aryan is who we are by blood and the genetic source of our being and beginning. All the numerous names, German, French, Irish, Scotch, Polish, Italian, Norwegian and on and on are simply the many tribal names of the Aryan people.”
Ron McVan, Way of the Druid

“...the art of Europe is drowned in the centuries in the war-scarred face of a motherland..”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Guillaume Apollinaire
“You alone in Europe are not ancient oh Christianity

The most modern European is you Pope Pius X

And you whom the windows observe shame keeps you

From entering a church and confessing this morning

You read the prospectuses the catalogues the billboards that sing aloud

That's the poetry this morning and for the prose there are the newspapers

There are the 25 centime serials full of murder mysteries

Portraits of great men and a thousand different headlines

("Zone")”
Guillaume Apollinaire, Zone

Israelmore Ayivor
“Look at the truth from how it stands, not where it comes from. The truth is still the truth no matter whether it is spoken by an Indian, an American, a Chinese, an European, an African or an Australian!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“Dragnet surveillance capitalists such as Facebook, Comcast, AT&T and Google, unfortunately, supply these manipulating forces with an endless supply of metadata for this information war against the American and European public.”
James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Marjane Satrapi
“Would you like to become my wife?"
"Imbecile! What a question. It's my greatest dream!!!”
Marjane Satrapi, Embroideries

Umberto Eco
“European identity, it seems, is only perceived by educated people. And that is sad, but it is a start.”
Umberto Eco

“I saw him enthusiastically greet a hulking big African American (Do they call them African Americans here?).”
Brett Kiellerop-Morris, My Big Fat Gay Life

“De toute façon, qu'est ce qu'un Américain sinon un Européen qui a raté le bateau du retour ?”
Sophie Divry

Ibrahim Ibrahim
“It's not an Arab Spring, it's a European Spring.”
Ibrahim Ibrahim, Quotable: My Worldview

“One major teaching of the Protestants that we the Protestants of today must go back to is the fact that the European Protestants did not emphasize five fold ministry the way we do today. Today our teaching on the five fold ministry only tends to view only those called to the five fold ministry as those called to be ministers, while the rest of the congregation is just viewed as laity who just go to secular jobs.”
Sunday Adelaja