culture

The Eskimos have four hundred words for snow, and the Jews have four hundred for schmuck.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Much of what we think of as human evolved long after the use of tools. It is probably more correct to think of much of our structure as the result of culture than it is to think of men anatomically like ourselves slowly developing culture.

Sherwood Washburn

It’s a great country, but it’s a strange culture. This has got to be the only country in the world that could ever come up with a disease like bulimia; gotta be the only country in the world where some people have no food at all, and other people eat a nourishing meal and puke it up intentionally. This is a country where tobacco kills four hundred thousand people a year, so they ban artificial sweeteners! Because a rat died! You know what I mean? This is a place where gun store owners are given a list of stolen credit cards, but not a list of criminals and maniacs! And now, they’re thinking about banning toy guns – and they’re gonna keep the fucking real ones!

George Carlin

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.

John F. Kennedy

The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it’s almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change your ideas, change your face, you know?

Damon Albarn

More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we’re getting much more interesting art as a result.

Damon Albarn

When people are upset, the cultural convention is to bring them hot beverages.

Dr. Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

You know, in some cultures, it’s considered almost rude for one friend to spy on another. Of course, in Swedish, the word friend can also be translated as “limping twerp”.

James Wilson, House

The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.

Steve Jobs

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