Multicultural Quotes

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Rhys Ford
“I stole a bit of a chopped vegetable and was about to put it in my mouth when Jae’s long fingers closed over my wrist. “What? You can’t eat this raw?”

“It’s bitter melon. You won’t like it.” He went into the fridge and came out with something that looked halfway familiar. “Here, leftover bao. There’s char siu inside.”

“The red pork stuff? Yeah, I like that. I thought it was Chinese.”

“It is. We also eat hamburgers and spaghetti.”
Rhys Ford, Dirty Kiss

J.J. Murray
“We're all the same in the dark.”
J.J. Murray, Renee And Jay

Monica Ali
“It's a success story," said Chanu, exercising his shoulders. "But behind every story of immigration success there lies a deeper tragedy."
Kindly explain this tragedy."
I'm talking about the clash between Western values and our own. I'm talking about the struggle to assimilate and the need to preserve one's identity and heritage. I'm talking about children who don't know what their identity is. I'm talking about the feelings of alienation engendered by a society where racism is prevalent. I'm talking about the terrific struggle to preserve one's own sanity while striving to achieve the best for one's family. I'm talking--" p. 88”
Monica Ali, Brick Lane

César Chávez
“We need to help students and parent cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community--and this nation.”
César Chávez

Eileen Granfors
“to split the very sea into ours and theirs." Border at the Beach

And More White Sheets”
Eileen Clemens Granfors

Francis Ray
“There wasn't a shed of doubt in her mind that he'd fulfill her every sexual fantasy and them some.
But was a brief, hot affair worth losing his friendship?”
Francis Ray, A Seductive Kiss

Monica Ali
“Sinking, sinking, drinking water. When everyone in the village was fasting a long month,when not a grain, not a drop of water passed between the parched lips of any able-bodied man, woman or child over the age of ten, when the sun was hotter than the cooking pot and dusk was just a febrile wish, the hypocrite went down to the pond to duck his head, to dive and sink, to drink and sink a little lower. p. 105”
Monica Ali, Brick Lane

Maurene Goo
“I related to this future version of America that wasn't tidy but layered, improvised, and complicated.”
Maurene Goo, The Way You Make Me Feel

“The scent of him was subtle, beautifully fresh, and she couldn’t think clearly. No man had ever brought out these intense feelings in her. Chris Augustine was dangerous and she could get lost in his arms.”
Suzan Battah, Mad About the Boy

Nicholas Roerich
“Не много стоят люди, не могущие отличить ласточку от коршуна! Но что заслуживают те, кто, ощипывая орла, думаю приготовить из него кривобокую утку!”
Nicholas Roerich, Agni-Yoga

Alexander Pushkin
“Нравственные поговорки бывают удивительно полезны в тех случаях, когда мы от себя мало что можем выдумать себе в оправдание.”
Alexander Pushkin, Повести Белкина (сборник): Выстрел, Метель, Гробовщик, Станционный смотритель, Барышня-крестьянка

“Римские авгуры имели более тонкий и гибкий ум, чем современные литераторы: чтоб обманывать других, им не нужно было обманывать себя.”
Лев Шестов, All Things are Possible

Maria      Hernandez
“If your neighbor's lawn looks better than yours, don't let jealousy consume you ..... start working on yours. With love and dedication, your side will look better than their.”
Maria Hernandez, Trapped

Carlos Castaneda
“I asked him if there was a way in which he could accept just my desire to learn, as if I were an Indian.”
Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Alberto Savinio
“Gli uomini confondono ciò che ha bisogno di uno scopo per giustificare se stesso, con il lirismo che non ha bisogno di uno scopo, perché è di là da ogni scopo;..”
Alberto Savinio, Tutta la vita

“A fish only discovers its need for
water when it is no longer in it.
Our own culture is like
water to a fish.
It sustains us.”
Fons Trompenaars

Anton Chekhov
“Человеку нужно не три аршина земли, не усадьба, а весь земной шар, вся природа, где на просторе он мог бы проявить все свойства и особенности своего свободного духа.”
Anton Chekhov, Крыжовник

“I find it fascinating that this bottle is so cosmopolitan, a true multicultural brew, but it is so quiet about it.”
Richard R. Wilk, Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Ich fürchte dass wir diese nicht "griechisch" genug verstehen, ja dass wir schaudern würden, wenn wir sie einmal griechisch verstünden.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Fünf Vorreden zu fünf ungeschriebenen Büchern

Charles Baudelaire
“Nous avons, il est vrai, nations corrompues,
Aux peuples anciens des beautés incomnues..”
Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal

Theodor W. Adorno
“Насилие, учиняемое над людьми массовой музыкой, продолжает жить и на другом социальном полюсе, в музыке, избегающей людей”
Theodor W. Adorno, Philosophy of New Music

Beena Khan
“He kept her shielded but didn't clip her wings.”
Beena Khan, The Flame Must Burn

Leila Aboulela
“I was seeing in these awkward composites my own liminal self. The two sides of me that were slammed together against their will, that refused to mix. I was a failed hybrid, made up of unalloyed selves. My Russian mother who regretted marrying my Sudanese father. My African father who came to hate his white wife. My atheist mother who blotted out my Muslim heritage. My Arab father who gave me up to Europe without a fight. I was the freak. I had been told so and I had been taught so and I had chewed on this verdict to the extent that, no matter what, I could never purge myself of it entirely.”
Leila Aboulela, The Kindness of Enemies

Lafcadio Hearn
“A very successful method of to use a captured female dragon-fly as a decoy. One end of a long thread is fastened to the insect's tail, and the other end of the thread to a flexible rod. By moving the rod in a particular way the female can be kept circling on her wings at the full length of the thread; and a male is soon attracted. As soon as he clings to the female, a slight jerk of the rod will bring both insects into the angler's hand. With a single female for lure, it is easy to capture eight or ten males in succession”
Lafcadio Hearn, A Japanese Miscellany: Strange Stories, Folklore Gleanings, Studies Here & There

“Сколько гривенников, столько миросозерцаний”
Сигизмунд Кржижановский, Воспоминания о будущем. Избранное из неизданного

Lafcadio Hearn
“A most extraordinary device for catching dragon-flies is used by the children of the province of Kii. They get a long hair, - a woman's hair, - and attach a very small pebble to each end of it, so as to form a miniature "bolas"; and this they sling high into the air. A dragon-fly pounces upon the passing object; but the moment that he seizes it, the hair twists round his body, and the weight of the pebbles brings him to the ground.”
Lafcadio Hearn, A Japanese Miscellany: Strange Stories, Folklore Gleanings, Studies Here & There

Missy Michaels
“He accused me of hiding the letter. He accused me of being too empathetic. And he accused me of not acknowledging the potential danger. But he was wrong, wrong and wrong”
Missy Michaels, Loyal

Missy Michaels
“You're right. I do have trust issues. It started when my mom dropped me off at the babysitter's when I was twelve. She didn't come back for three days.”
Missy Michaels, Loyal

E. Ozie
“She stood on that bed and thought about them as she captured another memory. She remembered how she had known most of them since middle school. She remembered how they knew her traits, her interests, her long paragraphs she would put in the group chat, her various laughs, and her love for food. She liked her friends. They were diverse, from different cultures and backgrounds: Nigerian, Somali, Vietnamese, Jamaican, Dominican, Sierra Leonean, Cameroonian, Guinean, and Filipino. She knew it would be hard to replace them when she went to college.”
E. Ozie, The Beautiful Math of Coral

Wilhelm Reich
“..мы имеем дело с шабашем ведьм, который будет повторяться вновь и вновь до тех пор, пока носителям знания и труда не удастся уничтожить в себе и в окружающем мире массовый невроз, называющийся "высокой политикой" и живущий за счёт беспомощности, коренящейся в характере людей”
Wilhelm Reich, The Function of the Orgasm

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