Other Cultures Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Other Cultures

#1. The goal is nothing other than the coherence and completeness of the system not only in respect of all details, but also in respect of all physicists of all places, all times, all peoples, and all cultures. - Author: Max Planck
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#2. I'm an immigrant kid who came to America from India when I was very young and grew up in New York City with a single mom and really was influenced by all of those immigrant cultures bumping up against each other. - Author: Padma Lakshmi
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#3. Undoubtedly Italians use hand gestures and body language more creatively and prolifically than other European cultures. - Author: Ross King
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#4. We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assault on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide and other means
all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity. - Author: Derrick Jensen
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#5. There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch. - Author: Michael Caine
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#6. Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality. - Author: Louise Erdrich
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#7. The overriding reason why we should take other people's cultures seriously is because God has taken ours seriously. - Author: John R.W. Stott
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#8. The preference that cultures grant to themselves, in other words, must be perpetuated at any cost. This preference is inseparably bound up with the identity, the autonomy, the very existence of these cultures. - Author: Rene Girard
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#9. A low-energy policy allows for a wide choice of life-styles and cultures. If, on the other hand, a society opts for high energy consumption, its social relations must be dictated by technocracy and will be equally degrading whether labeled capitalist or socialist. - Author: Ivan Illich
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#10. In order for humanity to survive in the twenty-first century and beyond, we must nurture rather than repress children's natural curiosity. We must encourage them to be curious, instead of fearful, toward other cultures. - Author: Paul K. Chappell
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#11. It's a phenomenon that started in the United States in which corporations make claims on the life forms, biodiversity and innovations of other cultures by applying for patents on them. - Author: Vandana Shiva
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#12. All religions and cultures suffer from sources that preach hate against the 'other.' Throughout history some have, tragically, practiced what their sources preached, while some have sought to dismiss or even counteract the hateful words of their sources. - Author: Alan Dershowitz
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#13. To overcome adverse circumstances, you have to learn to overcome your own hang-ups, values, and idiosyncrasies in order to value other people, cultures, and ideas. - Author: Anne F. Beiler
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#14. The opportunity here in the U.S. is so unique because we are so diverse, with so many different cultures living together. Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists, all with their own connections to the spiritual aspects of food and with lessons that we can learn from each other. - Author: Marcus Samuelsson
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#15. You have to realize there are other people, other economies, governments, cultures, religions, and destinies going on at the same time as yours. You have to widen the scope of your lens and start seeing more. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#16. The visual power of the phonetic alphabet is the translate other languages into itself is part of its power to invade right hemisphere (oral) cultures. - Author: Marshall McLuhan
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#17. I don't believe in the clash of cultures. The culture is one. The culture is a ring off the same chain. Picasso was very much influenced by the African arts, and he influenced a whole other generation of artists. So everything influences everything. - Author: Marjane Satrapi
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#18. After 9/11, there was so much distress in America that it led to an inter-cultural breakdown. Some of our communities were targeted. Many of our adults shut themselves off from other cultures. I tried to bring children of Indian and other cultures together in my literature. - Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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#19. I think the international appeal of SF is quite understandable since the kinds of people who like to read it, are, by the nature of the beast, interested in other cultures, of which other nations on Earth are the closest available example. - Author: Stanley Schmidt
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#20. Meet people from other cultures, so you understand that the world doesn't swirl around you. - Author: Christian Louboutin
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#21. I do not want my house to be rounded by walls and my windows to be closed to other cultures. I wish to become familiar with the culture of lands as much as possible but I will not permit them to affect me or shake me from my own status. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#22. Nowadays, people of many lands and cultures are being intermingled more and more. Christians, Muslims, and Buddhists may live in the same apartment building. In which case it is more important to accept each other's beliefs than to ask why everyone does not believe the same thing - Author: Jostein Gaarder
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#23. In America I think it's much more full of disruption culturally; it's much more mysterious how we inherit culture here. We grab it where we can find it - we're insatiable - and there can be a sense here that it's not available to you as readily as it is in other cultures. - Author: Sarah Ruhl
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#24. I always felt that if countries knew each other better, there would be less war. Often, conflict goes with demonizing other countries and cultures. - Author: Sebastian Thrun
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#25. Egypt, once a melting pot of peoples, classes, cultures and religions, has, after 30 years of Mubarak's rule, become a place of intolerance and distrust of the other. - Author: Shereen El Feki
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#26. If different cultures connect with each other, they are less likely to want to shoot each other. - Author: Tim Berners-Lee
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#27. At the heart of globalisation is a new kind of intolerance in the West towards other cultures, traditions and values, less brutal than in the era of colonialism, but more comprehensive and totalitarian. - Author: Martin Jacques
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#28. The Brit abroad is always the voice of caution. Persons of other cultures are known to be undisciplined, prone to leaning out of car windows and cooking with garlic. - Author: Nick Harkaway
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#29. We have much wisdom to gain by learning to understand other people's cultures and permitting ourselves to accept that there is more than one version of reality. - Author: Louis Menand
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#30. There weren't too many books featuring other cultures and countries when I was growing up as an immigrant kid here in the States. - Author: Mitali Perkins
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#31. You don't go to a town to present the play and have applause at the end of it, but that's benign conquest. It's a glorious way of exploring other landscapes and other cultures in a very life-affirming way. - Author: Ben Kingsley
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#32. Europe is a place that conserves. It maintains, it curates its civilization, protects it against the ravages and rust of other cultures, and the rot of time and intellectual theft. We are a continent where fear of losing what we have is greater than the ambition to make it anew. - Author: A.A. Gill
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#33. He was a bridger. He created you to touch other cultures. He wanted you to reach as far as you could. - Author: Greg Egan
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#34. Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. - Author: Cesar Chavez
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#35. My advice to aspiring poets is to find a community of other poets who are willing to read one another's work. And to read widely, in a variety of time periods and cultures, to identify which traits of poems are appealing and which aversive. And what can be stolen. - Author: Lucia Perillo
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#36. We do not actually know other cultures; we only know our judgements. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#37. I want to be honest about the world that we live in, and sometimes my political persuasions come through in my work. Fashion can be really racist, looking at the clothes of other cultures as costumes ... That's mundane and it's old hat. Let's break down some barriers. - Author: Alexander McQueen
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#38. That a good fit between parental handling and child temperament is vital to help children adapt to the imperatives of their society is a crucial concept that can be applied to other cultures. - Author: Stella Chess
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#39. Tolerance, openness and understanding towards other peoples' cultures, social structures, values and faiths are now essential to the very survival of an interdependent world. - Author: Aga Khan IV
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#40. Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially. - Author: Tom Freston
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#41. Culture is one thing and varnish is another. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#42. Respecting other people's cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It's indefensible. - Author: Jello Biafra
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#43. It's the failure to see this planet as a single entity that causes so much pain so many times. You cannot attack one part of the world without it affecting the whole earth, the whole body. Attacking other cultures, other nations, is a self-destructive act. It always comes back on you in some way. - Author: Gorillaz
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#44. For 200 years, the West has been so dominant in the world that it's not really needed to understand other cultures, other civilizations. Because, at the end of the day, it could, if necessary by force, get its own way. - Author: Martin Jacques
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#45. One of my few virtues - I don't have a lot of them - would be a deep sense of curiosity. I'm interested in how other people live in other places; I'm interested in other cultures. - Author: Anthony Bourdain
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#46. What is silence? It is a bridge to the land of wisdom! What is fearless and free mind? It is a bridge to the land of wisdom! What is knowing other cultures, other opinions? It is a bridge to the land of wisdom! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#47. I think the most interesting parts of human experience might be the sparks that come from that sort of chipping flint of cultures rubbing against each other. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#48. There's a vast world beyond the tiny fragment that each of us inhabits, and going out into it is the only way to understand other people, their cultures and religions: you can't travel and have the sorts of experiences we were having without learning something from the interactions involved. - Author: Ryan Pyle
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#49. A Senegalese poet said 'In the end we will conserve only what we love. We love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.' We must learn about other cultures in order to understand, in order to love, and in order to preserve our common world heritage. - Author: Yo-Yo Ma
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#50. I believe artists should be able to step into other people's situations, contexts and cultures and work from there. If artists don't have that freedom, then, as someone has said, are we all writing our autobiographies? - Author: Uwem Akpan
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#51. It's amazing that people still feel, 'Oh my gosh, it's a black guy.' We've been here for a long time; let's get used to it. Let's get used to other cultures. - Author: John Boyega
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#52. I don't believe there is a clash between cultures. I believe there is a clash between perceptions of each other. - Author: Queen Rania Of Jordan
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#53. That has been one of the best, most rewarding things about being an actor - traveling throughout the world, meeting all kinds of different people and learning about other cultures. - Author: Michael Ansara
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#54. [T]he biblical creation story, like the creation stories of other cultures, communicates social and religious values and presents them as if they were universally valid. - Author: Elaine Pagels
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#55. A lot of Christian extremism has done a great deal to discredit religion; the main religious traditions have abandoned their own intellectual cultures so drastically that no one has any sense of it other than the fringe. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
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#56. Al Jazeera is the opinion of other opinion, independent. Al Jazeera is diverse, reflection of the collective mind of the nations and cultures and civilizations that we report from and we report to, bridge of dialogue. This is what Al Jazeera is all about. Al Jazeera is a mission. - Author: Wadah Khanfar
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#57. The wisdom of other cultures is one of the greatest gifts that a traveler can bring home. It takes no room in your suitcase - only an open mind and an open heart. - Author: Peggy Kopman-Owens
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#58. 'Ageism,' or whatever you want to call it, is a very English phenomenon. You don't get it too much in many other cultures. And no one says it about authors or poets or filmmakers. 'Oh, they're too old to make films or write books.' - Author: Paul Weller
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#59. Multiculturalism has seemed to imply, wrongly for me, let other cultures be allowed to express themselves but do not let the majority culture at all tell us its glories, its struggles, its joys, its pains, - Author: John Sentamu
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#60. My meetings with many different sorts of people the world over have, however, helped me realize that there are other faiths, and other cultures, no less capable than mine of enabling individuals to lead constructive and satisfying lives. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
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#61. The kids think we're wacky. Mum and Dad are in showbiz - they don't know any other way. They've grown up travelling all over the world and are getting a worldly education. My son is 12 and he can speak eloquently on religions and cultures. - Author: Deborra-Lee Furness
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#62. I speak Swedish, it's my first language. Of course, growing up with Latin American parents from Argentina, I also have some other influences from other cultures. But Sweden is where I feel the most at home. - Author: Jose Gonzalez
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#63. Keystone habits offer what is known within academic literature as "small wins." They help other habits to flourish by creating new structures, and they establish cultures where change becomes contagious. - Author: Charles Duhigg
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#64. We need to put into practice the idea of embracing other cultures. We need to be shaping the kind of world we want to live in instead of waiting for someone else or some other entities to do it for us. - Author: Herbie Hancock
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#65. I think that America is such an incredibly dynamic place because of immigration. We fundamentally have been a culture that's been put together from the explosions of other cultures. But it's hard for us to see. We have blinded ourselves to the reality of what our country is. - Author: Junot Diaz
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#66. I believe women not just in the United States but throughout the world deserve equality and freedom but know I am in no position to tell women of other cultures what that equality and freedom should look like. - Author: Roxane Gay
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#67. There are still many tribal cultures where poetry and song, there is just one word for them. There are other cultures with literacy where poetry and song are distinguished. But poetry always remembers that it has its origins in music. - Author: Edward Hirsch
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#68. I have been very afraid of writing about other cultures and countries. I've been worried about getting the research wrong. I ask a lot of questions. I try to visit the area. If I'm not able to do that, I search out people from that country who live elsewhere and ask questions. - Author: Uwem Akpan
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#69. A Greek will never say anything he hasn't already said a thousand times. Her husband Charles reprimanded me for not knowing the word. To Charles it was a mark of one's respect for other cultures to know the local terms of abuse and the words for sex acts and natural wastes. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#70. I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own. - Author: Arthur Erickson
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#71. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor. - Author: Theodore Bikel
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#72. I think it's useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer these days is certainly not all tutus! So experience of other dance forms is a good idea. - Author: Deborah Bull
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#73. Americans are an honest people, we expect a fair deal. I know that a lot of other cultures used to think that was naive and even childish, but it's one of our most sacred principles. - Author: Max Brooks
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#74. Sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures; at other times, that we fall between two stools. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#75. When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#76. In Celtic cultures, the young maiden was seen as the flower; the mother, the fruit; the elder woman, the seed. The seed is the part that contains the knowledge and potential of all the other parts within it. - Author: Christiane Northrup
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#77. I've often found myself looking fondly at the Valentine's cultures in other countries. South Korea, for instance - where women must give chocolate to men. - Author: John Niven
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#78. Sometimes just being on a beach with my loved ones is all the adventure I need. I am a happy camper and continue to be a citizen of the world. I have yet to discover other cultures, other peoples' dreams and treasures. I will always be a traveler who is discovering beautiful Gaia. - Author: Guy Laliberte
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#79. It was supposed to be people who died and cultures that lasted. Now it was the other way around. - Author: Hugh Howey
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#80. Michael was a purveyor of exotics, a typical anthropologist, a cultural orphan who sought other cultures he could love without risk or pain. - Author: Toni Morrison
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#81. The world's five thousand extant languages are products of our shared ability, but the five thousand cultures they create are separate from each other. - Author: Richard Leakey
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#82. After September 11, 2001, I was feeling like I really wanted more understanding between cultures. It seemed to me that so much of what happened on September 11 was because people didn't understand each other and were suspicious of each other. - Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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#83. I grew up in such a melting pot. There's more ethnicities in Queens than there is in any place on the planet. So you grow up knowing things about other cultures. - Author: Action Bronson
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#84. The biblical story is in dialogue with the other stories of its time. And if the Bible can be in dialogue with other cultures, why can't the people who are descendants of the Bible be in dialogue with other cultures? - Author: Bruce Feiler
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#85. What's happening is that Asian and Latino and other groups without that history are more likely to end up in either black churches or white churches and then make them multiracial churches. I talk about that in the US we have two cultures. - Author: Michael Emerson
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#86. We want harmonious development, ... We should work together for more democratic and law-based international relations, and a harmonious environment in which countries respect one another, treat one another as equals, and different cultures can emulate and interchange with each other. - Author: Li Zhaoxing
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#87. In the 1940s a white American man wrote about the sacred myths of other cultures. He decided he knew what they meant better than those cultures themselves did. - Author: Drew Jacob
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#88. I want our students to be so accustomed to children of other cultures that the words 'diversity' and 'tolerance' won't be in their vocabulary. They won't need them - they'll live it. - Author: Suzy Amis
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#89. I have a multicultural background, so I tend to have an open mind about things, and I find other cultures interesting. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#90. I love going to flea markets especially when I am traveling, because I love seeing the stuff of other cultures, handicrafts and things with historical content. - Author: Anna Sui
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#91. I fell in love with food because of my mother. So, I will definitely be sharing and expanding more recipes from my culture (as well as many other cultures), and will be sharing recipes that I have experienced from my whole culinary life. - Author: Wolfgang Puck
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#92. I'm a novelist, a critic, an essayist - I tend to see politics as a subset of cultures rather than the other way around. It's a human enterprise, a tool or a technology revealing our collective inner self. - Author: Walter Kirn
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#93. Nkechi never tried to hide her bottom. She was proud of it. Fascinating to me. Irish girls' lives were a constant quest for bottom-disguising or bottom-reducing clothing tactics. We can learn much from other cultures. - Author: Marian Keyes
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#94. I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world. - Author: Ted Allen
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#95. People in the U.S. are more cranked up on pharmaceutical drugs than any other culture in the world today. I want people using safer medicine. And that means plant medicine. - Author: Chris Kilham
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#96. I think a lot of Americans have never been all that hungry. They've never had war on their shore, and they've never suffered the way other cultures have suffered. I'm not saying we should go suffer. Not at all. I'm saying we should be more aware of how other cultures exist. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#97. The Jews are trying to destroy all other cultures ... as a survival mechanism ... the only Nazi country in the world is Israel. - Author: David Duke
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#98. My religion forbids me to belittle or disregard other cultures, as it insists, under pain of civil suicide, upon imbibing and living my own. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#99. Like the elite of ancient Egypt, most people in most cultures dedicate their lives to building pyramids. Only the names, shapes and sizes of these pyramids change from one culture to the other. They - Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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#100. An Islamic ideology capable of giving Muslims freedom, social justice and of interacting with other religions, cultures and ideologies - Author: Hassan Hanafi
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