Culture

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Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Culture

  • "In 16th-century Italy there lived Lodovico Gonzaga, a 16-year old seminarist who was very fond of playing ball. Once a certain priest passing by wondered if for a future priest the youth was too keen on his pursuit and asked him: 'What would you do if you learned that in half an hour the end of the world was coming?' To which Lodovico replied: 'I'd play on.' According to the Russian thinker Georgy Fedotov, the importance of culture lies in precisely that: we go on playing ball on the verge of Doomsday...."
  • "Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love and of thought, which, in the course of centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved", André Malraux
  • "When two cultures collide is the only time when true suffering exists", Hermann Hesse
  • "When I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver", attributed to a minister in the Nazi Kulturkammer
  • "'Culture' is to make a nice drinking bowl from one's enemy's skull. 'Civilisation' is to go to prison for that", Anonymous
  • "Whoever controls the media-the images-controls the culture.", Allen Ginsberg
  • "Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.", Thomas Wolfe
  • “It's because we're so trapped in our culture, in the being of being human on this planet with the brains we have, and the same two arms and legs everybody has. We're so trapped that any way we could imagine to escape would be just another part of the trap. Anything we want, we're trained to want.”, Chuck Palahniuk
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