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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.
~ Mary Mccarthy - [Culture]

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All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!
~ Camille Paglia - [Culture]

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Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
~ Simone Weil - [Culture]

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Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
~ Thomas Wolfe - [Culture]

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Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru - [Culture]

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Eclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonald's food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and ''retro'' clothes in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter for TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works.
~ Jean Frantois Lyotard - [Culture]

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For the rest, whatever we have got has been by infinite labor, and search, and ranging through every corner of nature; the difference is that instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.
~ Jonathan Swift - [Culture]

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If everybody is looking for it, then nobody is finding it. If we were cultured, we would not be conscious of lacking culture. We would regard it as something natural and would not make so much fuss about it. And if we knew the real value of this word we would be cultured enough not to give it so much importance.
~ Pablo Picasso - [Culture]

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If mass communications blend together harmoniously, and often unnoticeably, art, politics, religion, and philosophy with commercials, they bring these realms of culture to their common denominator -- the commodity form. The music of the soul is also the music of salesmanship. Exchange value, not truth value, counts.
~ Herbert Marcuse - [Culture]

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Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
~ Mao Zedong - [Culture]

 

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