Culture Sayings and Quotes

Life would be pretty boring without culture. It influences the music we listen to, the food we eat, our interests and even our values and views on morality. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful culture quotes.

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

Mahatma Gandhi

Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.

Cesar Chavez

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?     

Ernest Gaines

If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.     

Mary Douglas

Society or culture or whatever you might want to call it, has created us all solely and wholly for the purpose of maintaining its continuity and status quo.     

U. G. Krishnamurti

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.     

Thomas Wolfe

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.     

Mahatma Gandhi

When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don't just turn it off one day.     

Chinua Achebe

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.     

Woody Allen

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.     

W. Somerset Maugham

Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances and how they react to events which force them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures.     

Rob Lowe

Youth culture now really looks back and embraces the past, but keeps it contemporary but not sticking to one particular style.     

Alexander McQueen

Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.

John Podhoretz

Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.

Malcolm Bradbury

I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant.

Peter Davison

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.

Daniel Barenboim

Everything is arranged so that it be this way, this is what is called culture.

Jacques Derrida

Popular culture has become engorged, broadening and thickening until it's the only culture anyone notices.

P. J. O'Rourke

When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments.     

Maggie Gallagher

Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human.

Edward T. Hall

If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.     

Johan Huizinga

Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility.     

James Levine

We are all part of a tradition, at least we depend on the past.     

Klaus Schulze

Tradition has made women cowardly.

Nance O'Neil

Custom is the great guide to human life.     

David Hume

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.     

Edith Wharton

Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of.     

Ellen Goodman

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead.     

G. K. Chesterton

Culture makes all men gentle.