Anthropology Quotes

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.

Margaret Mead

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars, and even to feminist scholars.

Clifford Geertz

Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.

Alfred L. Kroeber

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over - except when they are different.

Nancy Banks Smith

Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting to realize itself as a strictly historical science.

Edward Sapir

Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word.

Peter Gay

Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think.

Randy Newman

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.

Ruth Benedict

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance.

Clifford Geertz

In some ways being a parent is like being an anthropologist who is studying a primitive and isolated tribe by living with them.

Lawrence Kutner

The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research, but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.

Clifford Geertz

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.

H. P. Blavatsky

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit.

Donald Johanson

A human being is an animal suspended in webs of significance which he himself has spun.

Clifford Geertz

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds.

Bob Marley

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Updated On : December 26, 2010
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