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Malcolm Bradbury Quotes and Sayings
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Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.
- Malcolm Bradbury

You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Only the old are innocent.
That is what the Victorians understood,
and the Christians.
Original sin is a property of the young.
The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
- Malcolm Bradbury

I like the English.
They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
- Malcolm Bradbury

 

English history is all about men liking their fathers,
and American history is all about men hating their
fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did.
- Malcolm Bradbury

The English are polite by telling lies.
The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
- Malcolm Bradbury

My experience of ships is that on them one makes an
interesting discovery about the world.
One finds one can do without it completely.
- Malcolm Bradbury

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If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments -
we'd have the Ten Suggestions.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you want to change the culture, you will have to
start by changing the organization.
- Mary Douglas

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
- Tom Wolfe

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Gay culture is surviving and thriving.
Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic
violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.
- Lance Loud

Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational,
existential.
Nothing is sacred.
After a decade, a musical idea, no matter how innovative,
is threatened.
- Archie Shepp

Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of
discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be
eliminated without changing culture.
- Charlotte Bunch

When we were engaged in the problems of survival we
had no time to have anything to do with culture.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

Americans want our leaders to defend our values,
our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life,
not apologize.
- Christine O'Donnell

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture
as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge
that has been well and truly forgotten.
- Albert J. Nock

The service of philosophy, of speculative culture,
towards the human spirit, is to rouse,
to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation.
- Walter Pater

The purpose of education is to keep a culture from
being drowned in senseless repetitions,
each of which claims to offer a new insight.
- Harold Rosenberg

It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers,
any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.
- Henry David Thoreau

I am very sure that any man of common understanding may,
by culture, care, attention, and labor,
make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet.
- Lord Chesterfield

I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith,
but I'm a massive pop fan.
I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist.
- Siobhan Fahey

I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we
have too high an opinion of ourselves.
We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.
- Angela Carter

We need to have a culture that says 'the less energy
you can use to be comfortable,
the better off you are and the better you should feel about yourself'.
- Roscoe Bartlett

I think of art, at its most significant,
as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that
can always be relied on to tell the old culture what
is beginning to happen to it.
- Marshall McLuhan

It is impossible to fuse totally with a culture for
which you feel a measure of antagonism.
- Chaim Potok

If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see,
you can be said to be so much a representative of your
culture that you are a victim of it.
- S. I. Hayakawa

I've been to Africa three times.
All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture.
The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam.
- Bill O'Reilly

Although we love the idea of choice -
our culture almost worships it -
we seek refuge in the familiar and the comfortable.
- Hugh Mackay

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

I'm surprised and disappointed in American culture.
- Tabitha Soren

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our
common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe,
but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it -
aliens.
- Alan Watts

The negative side to globalization is that it wipes
out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out
the accompanying culture.
- Peter L. Berger

Today it's not culture; it's box office.
- Alex North

Therefore reinforcing a stereotype, therefore thinking
that the entire Indian culture is just made of people
that are against their children's decisions.
- Parminder Nagra

Culture clash is terrific drama.
- Ken Follett

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition...
always new books, new programs, new films,
news items, but always the same meaning.
- Roland Barthes

The mathematics of rhythm are universal.
They don't belong to any particular culture.
- John McLaughlin

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable
seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
- Ernest Gaines

A people without the knowledge of their past history,
origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
- Marcus Garvey

High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art,
and American poetry is not excluded from this.
- Diane Wakoski

I've always been interested in the relationship between total external surround,
culture, the political matrix, technology,
etc., and the internal human consciousness.
- Norman Spinrad

We're so afraid of death in our culture,
but I think if we understand it better,
then we'll appreciate the life we have more.
- Naomi Watts

Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture,
the picture should hold up.
- Herb Ritts

Pop culture is great, but it can be bad,
at times.
- Aisha Tyler

Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality.
- Bob Marley

It is confusing, because in this culture we really
don't have anything that corresponds to geisha.
- Arthur Golden

Jazz is not the popular culture.
Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music.
A very small minority of people really love it.
- John Corigliano

The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed
themselves against the rising proletariat with,
among other things, 'culture.'
- George Grosz

I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.
- Debbie Harry

Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes
against humanity because it is an effort to systematically
wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives.
- Jerry Costello

I do like things that are not necessarily a reflection
of what is considered the right thing by this culture.
Somehow, promoting that status quo I find uninteresting.
- Crispin Glover

Labor is the source of all wealth and all culture.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters
living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference
are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's.
- Joel Hodgson

They're not put on earth to be martyrs;
they have to want to come out.
It depends on your culture, where you work,
where you live.
Each person's circumstances are unique.
- Billie Jean King

This great, though disastrous, culture can only change
as we begin to stand off and see...
the inveterate materialism which has become the model
for cultures around the world.
- Arthur Erickson

I grew up in an atmosphere where words were an integral part of culture.
- Wole Soyinka

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.
- John Abbott

You do not know our culture, our ethics,
or the unwritten codes that already provide our society
more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.
- John Perry Barlow

But having said that, what's happening with campaign
finance reform and our political culture is devastating.
- Robert McChesney

My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture,
and they Americanized the family.
My mother was a great example for me.
She was a working mother with a good career.
- Andrea Jung

Then there was the whole concept of coal mining,
which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world,
and which draws and develops a certain kind of man.
- Martin C. Smith


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