Modernization Quotes

Quotes tagged as "modernization" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Amit Kalantri
“Before this generation lose the wisdom, one advice - read books.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Samuel P. Huntington
“Becoming a modern society is about industrialization, urbanization, and rising levels of literacy, education, and wealth. The qualities that make a society Western, in contrast, are special: the classical legacy, Christianity, the separation of church and state, the rule of law, civil society.”
Samuel P. Huntington

“Small wonder our national spirit is husk empty. We have more information but less knowledge. More communication but less community. More goods but less goodwill. More of virtually everything save that which the human spirit requires. So distracted have we become sating this new need or that material appetite, we hardly noticed the departure of happiness”
Randall Robinson, The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks

Ian Fleming
“It should have been the Arabian Nights, but to Bond, seeing it first above the tops of trams and above the great scars of modern advertising along the river frontage, it seemed a once beautiful theatre-set that modern Turkey had thrown aside in favour of the steel and concrete flat-iron of the Istanbul-Hilton Hotel, blankly glittering behind him on the heights of Pera.”
Ian Fleming, From Russia With Love

“This division is not one by religious affiliation, rather it separates the extremists and the peace-loving people.
Therefor I'm optimistic: now a humanistic Islam is getting shaken awake. Moderate Islam needs now to finally break cover and explain how to deal with the violence-glorifying parts of the Quran. The (psychological) repression that this has nothing to do with our belief doesn't work anymore. We have to face this challenge.”
Mouhanad Khorchide

“Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, build on to that which is already excellent.”
Auliq Ice

Evelyn Waugh
“It (modernization) is just another jungle closing in.”
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

John Steinbeck
“The little engine roared and then stopped. Adam sat back for a moment, limp but proud, before he got out.
The postmaster looked out between the bars of his golden grill. "I see you've got one of the damn things," he said.
"Have to keep up with the times," said Adam.
"I predict there'll come a time when you can't find a horse, Mr. Trask."
"Maybe so."
They'll change the face of the countryside. They get their clatter into everything," the postmaster went on.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“We are bored in the city, to still discover mysteries on the signs along the street, latest state of humor and poetry, requires getting damned tired...

Gilles Ivain (aka Ivan Chtcheglov)”
Tom McDonough, The Situationists and the City: A Reader

“Modernization, socialization, and progression doesn’t alter nor permit discarding the morals and the laws one should abide themselves too.”
Avra Amar Filion, The Ellison Effect

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“Nations rise and fall, flourish and decay, by what they believe in and by what their culture stands for.”
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Thomas L. Friedman
“Most lost jobs are outsourced to the past.”
Thomas L. Friedman, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

M.H. Rakib
“Listen, To be modernize it doesn't mean to be rich in wealth or by status but to be rich in wisdom......!”
M.H. Rakib

Arne Næss
“...er det meget sterke krefter som søker å erstatte friluftsliv med mekanisert miljøødeleggende og konkurranseformet opphold i natur.”
Arne Næss, Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy

“Everybody in those days was a foreigner, no matter where they were born; as industrial modernization had its way with people and places, no one was native to the transformation of the United States from an agricultural economy to the foremost industrial power in the world--the factory being both the cause and the effect of an act of becoming, the likes of which nobody had ever seen before.”
Jerry Herron

Jennifer Egan
“But Bennie knew that what he was bringing into the world was shit. Too clear, too clean. The problem was precision, perfection; the problem was digitization, which sucked the life out of everything that got smeared through its microscopic mesh. Film, photography, music: dead. An aesthetic holocaust! Bennie knew better than to say this stuff aloud.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

John Darnielle
“It's in the nature of the landscape to change, and it's in the nature of people to help the process along...”
John Darnielle, Universal Harvester

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