Culture Quotes

We are confident that the Islamic logic, culture, and discourse can prove their superiority in all fields over all schools of thought and theories.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones.

Antonin Artaud

I think that New York is not the cultural center of America, but the business and administrative center of American culture.

Saul Bellow

When one looks back over human existence, however, it is very evident that all culture has developed through an initial resistance against adaptation to the reality in which man finds himself

Beatrice Hinkle

France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating power in the world of culture. This is true both of the French right and the French left. They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys or farmers who do not understand anything.

Adam Michnik

Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture. Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment, we have never really learned how important water is to us. We understand it, but we do not respect it.


Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

To further the appreciation of culture among all the people, to increase respect for the creative individual, to widen participation by all the processes and fulfillments of art - this is one of the fascinating challenges of these days.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A man, fallen on hard times, sold his art collection but kept his wine cellar. When asked why he did not sell his wine, he said, ├ČA man can live without art, but not without culture.


A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.

Samuel Butler

The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.

Thomas Jefferson

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.

Bob Schieffer

If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture - not only national culture but global culture.

Barbara Kruger
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