Culture shock Quotes

Well I think as designers we realize that design is a signal of intention but it also has to occur within a world and we have to understand that world in order to imbue our designs with inherent intelligence so when we look back at the basic state of affairs in which we design we, in a way, need to go to the primordial condition to understand the operating system and the frame conditions of the planet and the exiting part of that is the good news that's there because the news is the news of abundance and not the news of limits and I think as our culture tortures itself now with tyrranies and concerns over limits and fear we can add this other dimension of abundance that is coherent driven by the sun and start to imagine what that would be like to share

William McDonough

Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.

Ibrahim Babangida

The first century of the new Millennium will belong … also to biotechnology which will bring unprecedented advances in human and animal health, agriculture and food production, manufacturing and sustainable environmental management

Ben Ngubane

There is no road to success but through a clear strong purpose. Nothing can take its place. A purpose underlies character, culture, position, attainment of every part.

Thornton T. Munger

Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world.

Ahmad Alaadeen

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, žA man can live without art, but not without culture.

Anonymous

Wine to me is passion. It is family and friends. It is warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It is culture. It is the essence of civilization and the art of living.

Robert Mondavi

We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principal goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained.

Barack Obama

There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with.

Michael Pollan

The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- LUXURY, scepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

Cyril Connolly

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.

Mao Zedong

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

WILLIAM ASHWORTH

We are living at an important and fruitful moment now, for it is clear to men that the images of adult manhood given by the popular culture are worn out; a man can no longer depend on them. By the time a man is thirty-five he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life.

Robert Bly

We live today in a world in which nobody believes choices should have consequences. But may I tell you the great secret that our culture seeks to deny? You cannot escape the consequences of your choices. Time runs in only one direction.

Stephen L. Carter

All cultures have grown out of myths. They are founded on myths. What these myths have given has been inspiration for aspiration. The economic interpretation of history is for the birds. Economics is itself a function of aspiration. Its what people aspire to that creates the field in which economics works.

Joseph Campbell

The Sun has come to represent enlightenment and salvation across many cultures. I think that if we remove such comforting concepts we are required to do more soul searching but eventually our eyes become accustomed to the dark and our lives become richer.

Derren Victor Brown

Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.

Erich Fromm

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. the most terrifying thing is what people do want

Clive Alexander Barnes

It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations --past and present --are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.

Eric Hoffer

Rap is a gimmick, but I'm for the hip-hop, the culture.

Method Man

Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life.

Octavio Paz

Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.

Henry Van Dyke

No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.

Mahatma Gandhi

Culture is like wealth; it makes us more ourselves, it enables us to express ourselves.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton

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