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#1. The study of man is the study of his extensions. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#2. The essence of cross-cultural communication has more to do with releasing responses than with sending messages. It is more important to release the right response than to send the right message. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#3. We are only peripherally tied to the lives of others. It takes a long long time for us to become deeply involved with others, and for some this never happens. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#4. Because we have put ourselves in our own zoo, we find it difficult to break out. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#5. One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#6. From now on, how one arrives at a definition of the relationship of man's basic nature to his culturally conditioned control systems (extensions) is of crucial importance. For in our shrinking globe man can ill afford cultural illiteracy. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#7. Culture hides more than it reveals, and strangely enough what it hides, it hides most effectively from its own participants. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#8. We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#9. The reason man does not experience his true cultural self is that until he experiences another self as valid he has little basis for validating his own self. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#10. I may be able to spot arrowheads on the desert but a refrigerator is a jungle in which I am easily lost. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#11. Behind every piece of paper lies a human situation. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#12. Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#13. By their very nature bureaucracies have no conscience, no memory, and no mind. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#14. Now, you can't tell me, we have the only God in the whole world. You can't tell me that nobody else has God. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#15. For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking ... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#16. The future for us is the foreseeable future. The South Asian, however, feels that it is perfectly realistic to think of a 'long time' in terms of thousands of years. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#17. The information is in the people, not in your head. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#18. Viewing movies in very slow motion, looking for synchrony, one realizes that what we know as dance is really a slowed-down, stylized version of what human beings do whenever they interact. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#19. It is never possible to understand completely any other human being; and no individual will ever really understand himself - the complexity is too great and there is not the time to constantly take things apart and examine them. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#20. I have found the study of organisms to be a truly exciting experience, always interesting and sometimes humbling. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#21. Age affects how people experience time. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#22. While infants will sync with the human voice regardless of language, they later become habituated to the rhythms of their own language and culture ... humans are tied to each other by hierarchies of rhythms that are culture-specific and expressed through language and body movement. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#23. Man is used to the fact that there are languages which he does not at first understand and which must be learned, but because art is primarily visual he expects that he should get the message immediately and is apt to be affronted if he doesn't. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#24. How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood ... he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#25. Each culture has its own characteristic manner of locomotion, sitting, standing, reclining, and gesturing. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#26. The best reason for exposing oneself to foreign ways is to generate a sense of vitality and awareness - an interest in life which can come only when one lives through the shock of contrast and difference. - Author: Edward T. Hall
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#27. Two points that are very important points to remember and ask: Is it real and does it work? - Author: Edward T. Hall
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