No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.
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 (1881-1973) Spanish painter.
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.
Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.
John Abbott (1821-1893) Canadian lawyer and statesman.
That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.
Men are not suffering from the lack of good literature, good art, good theatre, good music, but from that which has made it impossible for these to become manifest. In short, they are suffering from the silent shameful conspiracy (the more shameful since it is unacknowledged) which has bound them together as enemies of art and artists.
Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.
Culture is one thing and varnish is another.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
Karl Marx (1818-1883) German philosopher and political economist.
Here in the U.S., culture is not that delicious panacea which we Europeans consume in a sacramental mental space and which has its own special columns in the newspapers -- and in people's minds. Culture is space, speed, cinema, technology. This culture is authentic, if anything can be said to be authentic.
Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.