A Quote by Richard David Bach on body, communication, culture, home, needs, people, and wishes

Here's how the people live here, in big house-shaped boxes to keep off 'rain' and 'snow,' holes cut in the sides so they can see out. They move around in smaller boxes, painted different colours, with wheels on the corners. They need this box-culture because each person thinks of herself and himself as locked in a box called a 'body,' arms and legs, fingers to move pencils and tools, languages because they've forgotten how to communicate, eyes because they've forgotten how to see. Odd little planet. Wish you were here. Home soon.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever, page 126 (85-6)

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A Quote by Raymond Hitchcock on acceptance, blessings, charity, christianity, culture, extremism, hospitality, necessity, poverty, trust, and wealth

Wealth is not of necessity a curse, nor poverty a blessing. Wholesome and easy abundance is better than either extreme; better for our manhood that we have enough for daily comfort; enough for culture, for hospitality, for Christian charity. More than this may or may not be a blessing. Certainly it can be a blessing only by being accepted as a trust.

Raymond Hitchcock (1865 - 1929)

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A Quote by Randall Jarrell on climate and culture

The climate of our culture is changing. Under these new rains, new suns, small things grow great, and what was great grows small; whole species disappear and are replaced

Randall Jarrell

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on culture and proof

It is proof of high culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on culture


Culture is one thing and varnish is another.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Plato on beginning, culture, death, education, journeys, service, soul, and world

The soul takes nothing with her to the other world but her education and culture; and these, it is said, are of the greatest service or of the greatest injury to the dead man, at the very beginning of his journey hither.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Peter Abrahams on culture, history, illusions, and people

You can't walk alone. Many have given the illusion but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values.

Peter Abrahams (1919 -)

Source: Return to Goli, 1953.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on age, art, culture, existence, fiction, genius, imagination, legends, life, men, myth, people, philosophy, reality, and wonder

I was a man who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age. . . . The gods had given me almost everything. I had genius, a distinguished name, high social position, brilliancy, intellectual daring; I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men and the colour of things: there was nothing I said or did that did not make people wonder. . . . I treated Art as the supreme reality, and life as a mere mode of fiction: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Michael Pollan on confusion, culture, imagination, men, nature, needs, sex, and women

Are we, finally, speaking of nature or culture when we speak of a rose (nature), that has been bred (culture) so that its blossoms (nature) make men imagine (culture) the sex of women (nature)? It may be this sort of confusion that we need more of.

Michael Pollan

Source: Second Nature, 1991

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A Quote by Michael Barach on culture, fatherhood, gifts, ideas, punishment, reward, risk, and value

My father's real gift and value to U.S. Shoe is not in 'properly segmenting the market'; rather, he has created a beautiful corporate culture which rewards risk taking, which supports rather than punishes those who have a bad year or two, which allows ideas to percolate upward.

Michael Barach

Source: responding to a Fortune article about US Shoe

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