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Raymond Williams Quotes

A very large part of English middle-class education is devoted to the training of servants ... In so far as it is, by definition, the training of upper servants, it includes, of course, the instilling of that kind of confidence which will enable the upper servants to supervise and direct the lower servants.
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To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing

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[T]here are in fact no masses, but only ways of seeing people as masses.

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Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language.

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The idea of nature contains, though often unnoticed, an extraordinary amount of human history.

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Every aspect of personal life is radically affected by the quality of general life, and yet the general life is seen at its most important in completely personal terms.

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It is not primarily ideas that have a history; it is societies. And then what often seem opposed ideas can in the end be seen as parts of a single social process.

— Raymond Williams

A very large part of English middle-class education is devoted to the training of servants ... In so far as it is, by definition, the training of upper servants, it includes, of course, the instilling of that kind of confidence which will enable the upper servants to supervise and direct the lower servants.

— Raymond Williams

Most works of art are effectively treated as commodities and most artists, even when they justly claim quite other intentions, areeffectively treated as a category of independent craftsmen or skilled workers producing a certain kind of marginal commodity.

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The gap between our feelings and our social observation is dangerously wide.

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Country' and 'city' are very powerful words, and this is not surprising when we remember how much they seem to stand for in the experience of human communities. In English, 'country' is both a nation and a part of a 'land'; 'the country' can be the whole society or its rural area. In the long history of human settlements, this connection between the land from which directly or indirectly we all get our living and the achievements of human society has been deeply known.

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