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"Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization." - Walter Lippmann

"Quality requires your Presence." - Eckhart Tolle

"...quality of life lies in knowledge, in culture. Values are what constitute true quality of life, the supreme quality of life, even above food, shelter and clothing." - Fidel Castro

"Improving quality requires a culture change, not just a new diet." - Phil Crosby

"Landscape shapes culture" - Terry Tempest Williams

"The accumulation of small, optimistic acts produces quality in our culture and in your life. Our culture resonates in tense times to individual acts of grace." - Jennifer James

"It's up to us to take pop culture back and to express quality and dignity for both boys and girls." - Ashley Judd

"Without exception, the dominance and coherence of culture proved to be an essential quality of the excellent companies." - Tom Peters

"The quality of mercy is not strained" - William Shakespeare

"The best test of the quality of a civilization is the quality of its leisure." - Irwin Edman

"The quality of your play never counts as much as the quality of your effort." - Bud Wilkinson

"The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our action." - Jean-Baptiste Andre Godin

"Where you find quality, you will find a craftsman, not a quality-control expert." - Robert Brault

"If I had to characterize one quality as the genius of feminist thought, culture, and action, it would be the connectivity." - Robin Morgan

"You need to have a culture where people have very high quality standards in everything the company does, but still move quickly." - Sam Altman

"The PBSI (Indonesian Badminton Association) have to work harder to widen the pool and find quality players. The present indifferent culture has to change." - Taufik Hidayat

"The end of culture is right living" - W Somerset Maugham

"What we hear is the quality of our listening." - Robert Fripp

"An award does not change the quality of a book." - Chris Van Allsburg

"The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology." - Bernard Malamud

"Charm is that extra quality that defies description." - Alfred Lunt

"Consistency is the quality of a stagnant mind." - John Sloan

"Quality survives." - Leonard Maltin

"The saint and poet seek privacy to ends the most public and universal: and it is the secret of culture, to interest the man more in his public, than in his private quality." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'm out talking about this company (General Electric) seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with nothing to hide. We're a 130-year-old company that has a great record of high-quality leadership and a culture of integrity." - Jeffrey R Immelt

"The hallmark of the Renaissance was its holistic quality as all fields of art, engineering, science and culture shared the same exciting spirit and many of the same intellectual principles." - Joel Garreau

"There's the inherent value of the arts in terms of what that does for the quality of life and culture. The arts - in my case theater, play-writing - is all about community." - Robert Schenkkan

"The 'low' quality of many American films, and of much American popular culture, induces many art lovers to support cultural protectionism. Few people wish to see the cultural diversity of the world disappear under a wave of American market dominance." - Tyler Cowen

"The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists." - Herbert Read

"Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions, and buy records by the billions. 'We the people' affect the making and quality of most of our culture, but not our art" - Banksy

"Culture is one thing and varnish is another." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The quality of your practice is ultimately measured by its effect on the quality of your life. In other words, mastery in yoga is mastery of life." - Rod Stryker

"Quality questions create a quality life." - Tony Robbins

"A culture-bearing book, like a mule, bears the culture on its back. No one should sit down to write one deliberately. Culture-bearing books appear almost accidentally, like a sudden surge in the stock market. There are books of high quality that are a part of the culture, but that is not the same. They are a part of it. They aren't carrying it anywhere. They may talk about insanity sympathetically, for example, because that's the standard cultural attitude. But they don't carry any suggestion that insanity might be something other than sickness or degeneracy." - Robert M Pirsig

"Christmas is a mood, a quality, a symbol. It is never merely a fact." - Howard Thurman

"You need to surround yourself with quality human beings that are intelligent and have a vision." - Vince Mcmahon

"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other." - Brian Tracy

"What we do about our feelings determines the quality of our relationship with ourselves." - Cheri Huber

"Strong line quality, composition and form are more crucial although even this is loosely done." - Frank Bruno

"Humility counts for much, but it may be that vanity does not dispossess that admirable quality." - Walter J. Phillips

"Being a wine enthusiast means you care more about quality than quantity." - Jean-Claude Carriere

"A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality." - Jill Briscoe

"Blood is a juice of rarest quality. [Ger., Blut ist ein ganz beondrer Saft.]" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I am suggesting that quality in undergraduate education means giving students a perspective that is global." - Ernest L. Boyer

"It's easier to explain price once than to apologize for quality forever." - Zig Ziglar

"A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs." - Proverbs

"I hold ambition of so light a quality that is is but a shadow's shadow." - William Shakespeare

"Quality is everyone's responsibility." - W Edwards Deming

"Quality is the Buddha." - Robert M Pirsig

"It's quantity, not quality." - Dean Ween

"Of all the arts, music is the one communal art. It requires for its existence extensive cooperation and organization...Singing together the greatest choral music of all time is the surest way of developing in a community that sense of quality and reverence for beauty, which is the basis of a musical culture...Entertainment has its place in life just as candies and cocktails have, but health is not built on such a diet alone, nor culture exclusively on amusement." - Edgard Varese

"A civilization is only a way of life. A culture is the way of making that way of life beautiful. So culture is your office here in America, and as no stream can rise higher than its source, so you can give no more or better to architecture than you are. So why not go to work on yourselves, to make yourselves, in quality, what you would have your buildings be?" - Frank Lloyd Wright

"What choices are you making in your perception of the events around you? We choose how we view our times. There is a pinch of pessimism in our culture now. Counter it with small acts of optimism. Pick up a piece of litter that isn't yours. Show some extra grace on the freeway. Give to your food bank. Smile at a child who is in your way. Help someone you know. Help someone you don't know. The accumulation of small, optimistic acts produces quality in our culture and in your life. Our culture resonates in tense times to individual acts of grace. What's your choice?" - Jennifer James

"Many men absorbed in business show such a rare quality of culture that we are surprised at it. The reason invariably is partly because hard work and even the weariness it leaves carry a nobility with them, but also because there is no room in such lives for inferior mental occupation." - Ernest Dimnet

"Personally, I have been very impressed by the slow food movement. It is about celebrating the culture of food, of sharing the extraordinary knowledge, developed over millennia, of the traditions involved with quality food production, of the sheer joy and pleasure of consuming food together. Especially within the context of family life, this has to be one of the highest forms of cultural activity." - Prince Charles

"Rarely do schools acknowledge the power of peer culture in defining standards, and rarely do they take advantage of this power as an engine for quality. When students themselves are in charge of projects that they care about, peer pressure can become a powerful force for high standards." - Sandy Berger

"I don't believe there are climate skeptics. I think there are people who indulge in a culture of what can be reduced to Fox network thinking. That has nothing to do with the politics that apply to the protection of quality of life in any sense. It's like talking to a member of a cult." - Sean Penn

"A lot of Appalachian music has a certain haunted, foggy feel to it; a certain sinister quality. And that transcends who is singing it. I think it's good if an artist can represent some kind of culture that they either aspire to ignite, or that they themselves experience." - Bradford Cox

"We are sufficiently conscious of this dimension or quality of Brazil as a melting pot, as a culture and a nation that is being subjected to an amalgamating process. More than just a mixing process, it is an amalgamation where the fragments, the parts in collision, really interact profoundly. They become another thing after the contact." - Gilberto Gil

"Intuitive seeming is in my view an attraction to assent based on nothing more than understanding of the content that upon consideration attracts one's assent. But such understanding-based attraction can differ dramatically in epistemic quality. Some such attractions represent nothing more than superstition or bias absorbed from the culture, sans ratiocination." - Ernest Sosa

"Higher educating is defaulting on its obligations to offer young people a quality and broad-based education. This is true in part because the liberal arts and humanities have fallen out of favor in a culture that equates education with training." - Henry Giroux

"We have become so quick and effective in building things today. It would be easy to build another Pyramid of Giza or another Great Wall. But these buildings haven't withstood the test of time because of their building quality. They stand tall because they have a symbolic value, they represent a culture." - Zhang Xin

"The BBC's television, radio and online services remain an important part of British culture and the fact the BBC continues to thrive amongst audiences at home and abroad is testament to a professional and dedicated management team who are committed to providing a quality public service." - Pauline Nevillejones

"We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them." - Michelle Obama

"I heard Q-Tip on the Jungle Brothers' song 'The Promo.' It was very exciting. It was very new. The music and the culture around hip-hop was evolving. I think there's an emotional quality to their music and there's a vulnerability to the music. For me, A Tribe Called Quest was my Beatles." - Michael Rapaport

"My dad's side of the family had lots of artists and musicians. There's an emotional, quite sentimental quality to Slavic culture. It's very open, it loves art, it loves music, it loves literature. It's very warm, it's very up, it's very down. I would celebrate that." - Nick Clegg

"Today we read books 'extensively,' often without sustained focus, and with rare exceptions we read each book only once. We value quantity of reading over quality of reading. We have no choice, if we want to keep up with the broader culture." - Joshua Foer

"Michael Jackson will always be my favorite pop musician; he was for years and years until his death, which was horrible to me. So I like pop culture. But to me, even if it's popular, there is a quality in the music you have to be able to appreciate." - Michel Gondry

"The BBC's television, radio and online services remain an important part of British culture and the fact the BBC continues to thrive amongst audiences at home and abroad is testament to a professional and dedicated management team who are committed to providing a quality public service." - Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones

"Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre." - Andy Serkis

"One of the things I don't like about film is its incredible immersive quality. It's kind of bullying - it's very big, it's very flashy, it's got a lot of weight and it throws it around almost to the detriment of the rest of our culture." - Alan Moore

"But the further step, by means of which a civilization is given its quality or culture, is only attained by a process of cellular division, in the course of which the individual is differentiated, made distinct from and independent of the parent group." - Herbert Read

"We eat every day, and if we do it in a way that doesn't recognize value, it's contributing to the destruction of our culture and of agriculture. But if it's done with a focus and care, it can be a wonderful thing. It changes the quality of your life." - Alice Waters

"It's the side-by-side culture of the Talmud I like so much. 'On the one hand' and 'on the other hand' is frustrating for people seeking absolute faith, but for me it gives religion an ambidextrous quality that suits my temperament." - Jonathan Rosen

"The commitment. I think that's the key quality of all successful people. You just have to keep at it. People who enjoy sustained success understand the fact that you have to remain very committed to whatever it is you're doing, especially in this instant-gratification culture." - Jada Pinkett Smith

"The culture of the hop ... so analagous to the culture and uses of the grape, may afford a theme for future poets." - Henry David Thoreau

"American music culture is black culture." - Yelawolf

"... success or failure, the truth of a life really has little to do with its quality. The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention." - Julia Cameron

"A high quality life starts with a high quality you!" - Cheryl Richardson

"To radiate any quality, that quality must be within yourself." - Emmet Fox

"A genuine quality of life comes from consistent, quality questions." - Tony Robbins

"The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action." - Andre Godin

"Good quality is cheap; it's poor quality that is expensive." - Joe L. Griffith

"Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow" - Vince Lombardi

"Fortitude: That quality of mind which does not care what happens so long as it does not happen to us." - Elbert Hubbard

"The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory." - Aldo Gucci

"If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about reengineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity." - Bill Gates

"Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly." - Mark Mccormack

"But the quality of human beings is only one - and that is how much they love and forgive." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"A second quality of mature sirituality is kindness. It is based on a fundamental notion of self-acceptance...." - Jack Kornfield

"The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius

"Thus we have given to man a pedigree of prodigious length, but not, it may be said, of noble quality." - Charles Darwin

"It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it." - Seneca the Younger

"Endurance is the crowning quality..." - James Russell Lowell

"Grace is a feminine quality." - Rajneesh

"Make no compromise in quality." - Henry E. Steinway

"Quality brands never go bankrupt." - Richard Branson

"Quality starts in the boardroom." - W Edwards Deming

"Quality, service, cleanliness, and value." - Steve Ross

"Miserliness is a capital quality to run in families; it's the safe side for madness to dip on." - George Eliot

"The highest spiritual quality, the noblest property of mind a man can have, is this of loyalty." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"Victories come when their time comes. Often later than you wish. Patience is an essential quality of a coach's profession." - Viacheslav Platonov

"You win by effort, by commitment, by ambition, by quality, by expressing yourself individually but in the team context." - Jose Mourinho

"Quanity has it's own quality." - Joseph Stalin

"Modesty is my best quality." - Jack Benny

"Quality is pride of workmanship." - W Edwards Deming

"Quality is always in style." - Robert Genn

"Quality, service, cleanliness, and value." - Cavett Robert

"My worst quality is impatience." - Emma Thompson

"The public always picks quality." - Randy Jackson

"To understand the culture, study the dance. To understand the dance, study the people." - Charles Davis

"Let us join our efforts toward building the unshakable foundations for a culture of peace." - Daisaku Ikeda

"That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Culture is like wealth; it makes us more ourselves, it enables us to express ourselves" - Philip Gilbert Hamerton

"Our ambitions are bold and so must be our desire to change and evolve our culture." - Satya Nadella

"Only faith in Christ gives rise to a culture contrary to egotism and death." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success." - Ted Sundquist

"Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver" - Hermann Goring

"Culture is not a surface phenomenon, it is our very care" - Edgar Schein

"The only thing of real importance that leader do is to create and manage culture" - Edgar Schein

"Too often we see the Bible through whatever lens we get from our culture." - Brian D. McLaren

"Meditation is culture." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Culture is coded wisdom" - Wangari Maathai

"Culture is another dimension." - Terence Mckenna

"Culture is religion incarnate." - Charles Colson

"Culture follows power." - Fareed Zakaria

"Lanscape shapes culture." - Terry Tempest Williams

"Culture drives great results." - Jack Welch

"Cajun culture is dying." - Michael K Williams

"I make pop culture." - Frank Ocean


"Truth, acceptance of the truth, is a shattering experience. It shatters the binding shroud of culture trance. It rips apart smugness, arrogance, superiority, and self-importance. It requires acknowledgment of responsibility for the nature and quality of each of our own lives, our own inner lives as well as the life of the world. Truth, inwardly accepted, humbling truth, makes one vulnerable. You can't be right, self-righteous, and truthful at the same time." - Paula Gunn Allen

"We have to move away from the concept of screening in cinemas. This can be achieved with the new technologies. I enjoy my films and the fact that I can include you in them as well. Cinema is only a small part of a much greater phenomenon. We transcend the barriers of culture. DVDs' image quality and longevity provide us with new prospects. They are a powerful medium. I think they were invented especially for me." - Peter Greenaway

"Man is more than his environment. It is from the innate quality of the Spirit in him, his inner storehouse, that he draws those ideas, his intuitions, which unify his perceptions of the external world instantaneously with a value which is qualitative and not quantitative, and which he embodies in the works of his culture - those achievements which belong not only to one particular time but to all times, and mark the path of his upward progress." - Nilakanta Sri Ram

"I think the number of books published by Mr. Disney has nothing to do with whether or not he is bringing literature to children. That judgment has got to be based on quality rather than quantity. It's the same old problem that continually plagues American culture. I would rather have children playing their own games out of doors in the sunlight than getting the misrepresentation of literature as given by Walt Disney." - Frances Clarke Sayers

"As a kid growing up in the 1950s I became acutely aware of the changes taking place in American culture and I must say I didn't much like it. I witnessed the debasement of architecture, and I could see a decline in the quality of things like comic books and toys, things made for kids. Old things seemed to have more life, more substance, more humanity in them." - Robert Crumb

"This world of ours is a new world, in which the unit of knowledge, the nature of human communities, the order of society, the order of ideas, the very notions of society and culture have changed, and will not return to what they have been in the past. What is new is new, not because it has never been there before, but because it has changed in quality." - J Robert Oppenheimer

"Popular culture is seductive; high culture is imperious." - Mason Cooley

"Culture is not race and race is not culture." - Jaune Quick–to–See Smith

"Introverts paradoxically pull away from culture and create culture." - Laurie Helgoe

"Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future." - Robert L. Peters

"The people who control culture in China have no culture." - Ai Weiwei

"Culture does not make people. People make culture." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"No company has a culture, every company is a culture" - Peter Thiel

"All culture corrupts, but French culture corrupts absolutely." - Lawrence Durrell

"Culture is not race and race is not culture." - Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

"I'm somebody who's really contributed to culture. Popular culture." - Steve Guttenberg

"Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"There is no Polish culture without Jewish culture." - Donald Tusk



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