Culture Quotes

Most popular culture quotes

When I hear the word culture, I reach for my gun.
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
Man creates culture and through culture creates himself.
Culture is a plot against the expansion of consciousness.
Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
Launch your boat, blessed youth, and flee at full speed from every form of culture.
There are three things I have always loved and never understood — Art, Music, and Women.


Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass - you don't see it, but somehow it does something.
Culture is a set of living relationships working toward a shared goal. It's not something you are. It's something you do.

managing people

Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves.

writing advice

Culture is then properly described not as having its origin in curiosity, but as having its origin in the love of perfection.  It is a study in perfection.


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.


It is well to know something of the manners of various peoples, in order more sanely to judge our own, and that we do not think that everything against our modes is ridiculous, and against reason, as those who have seen nothing are accustomed to think.

other people

I don't think you'll be able to boot up any computer today in 20 years. [But] Snow White has sold 28 million copies, and it's a 60-year-old production. People don't read Herodotus or Homer to their kids anymore, but everybody watches movies. These are our myths today. Disney puts those myths into our culture, and hopefully Pixar will, too.