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To claim that Americas "culture of violence" is responsible for school shootings is tantamount to cigarette company executives declaring that environmental pollution is the chief cause of lung cancer.
— Stephen King —

Our culture will become like it was during the medieval times when there truly was a cultural elite. The rest of the people will just watch television, which will be their only frame of reference.

— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The thought system which dominates our culture is laced with selfish values, and relinquishing those values is a lot easier said than done. The journey to a pure heart can be highly disorienting. For years, we may have worked for power, money or prestige. Now all of a sudden we've learned that these are just the values of a dying world.

— Marianne Williamson

I am pretty geeky, yes. I like odd sub-culture activities, I am often socially inept, I wore glasses in high school. But I am a modern geek.

— Josh Zuckerman

Challenging and highlighting abusive power dynamics in our culture is my goal; replicating them is not.

— Kara Walker

I think the merging of high and low culture is so fascinating.

— Lola Kirke

Cajun culture is dying.

— Michael K. Williams

To claim that America's "culture of violence" is responsible for school shootings is tantamount to cigarette company executives declaring that environmental pollution is the chief cause of lung cancer.

— Stephen King

The culture of Greece is not the same as the culture of Germany, and to fuse them into a single unit is extremely difficult.

— Alan Greenspan

A lot of people in my world - in the acting world - have either lost friends to Aids or live with HIV because its origin in our culture, in New York for instance, was in the gay community.

— Emma Thompson

There were history's gifts to my family-and if the resources of that grocer, the fruits of those riots, the possibilities of that culture, and the privileges of that skin tone had been extended to others, how many more would now live a life of fulfillment, in a beautiful house high on a hill?

— Malcolm Gladwell

Shouldn't we be presenting an alternative to the prevailing culture rather than simply mimicking it? What would a church look like that created space for quietness, that bucked the celebrity trend and unplugged from noisy media, that actively resisted our consumer culture? What would worship look like if we directed it more toward God than toward our own amusement?

— Philip Yancey

But wouldn't we see more women willing to give their children life if they'd seen with their own eyes what an adoption culture looks like? And wouldn't these mothers and fathers, who may themselves feel unwanted, be a bit more ready to hear our talk about a kingdom where all are welcomed?

— Russell D. Moore

One of the first things was I made Arlo [the Apatosaurus] a younger character. And then when I was that age (around 11 or 12), what was I like? Sweat pants, turtle-neck kid; didn't know anything about fashion or style, the culture of the world. I was very sheltered.

— Peter Sohn

In world history, those who have helped to build the same culture are not necessarily of one race, and those of the same race have not all participated in one culture.

— Ruth Benedict

The best hopes of any community rest upon that class of its gifted young men who are not encumbered with large possessions ... I now speak of extensive scholarship and ripe culture in science and art ... It is not large possessions, it is large expectations, or rather large hopes, that stimulate the ambition of the young.

— Rutherford B. Hayes

We're [New York] the world's second home, the place where every religion is practiced and every culture is celebrated.

— Michael Bloomberg

In a culture of technique, we often confuse authority with power, but the two are not the same. Power works from the outside in, but authority works from the inside out ... I am painfully aware of the times in my own teaching when I lose touch with my inner teacher and therefore with my own authority. In those times I try to gain power by barricading myself behind the podium and my status while wielding the threat of grades ... Authority comes as I reclaim my identity and integrity, remembering my selfhood and my sense of vocation.

— Parker J. Palmer

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