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  • As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.
    (Stephen Bayley)
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  • Sure, why not You'll have to change the culture. But we've learned a lot about how to do that.
    (Jack Levin)
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  • It was the Koreans' knowledge, not only of the culture, but of the language and the ways of doing business in China, that gave them the upper hand. It wasn't so much the quality of their product as it was the quality of their preparations to make the deals.
    (Michael Levine)
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  • You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom.
    (Mark Twain)
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  • Life was just has hard, if not harder, for women in small (fishing) towns. Men went off to sea, (women) did everything else. They made the culture they raised the kids.
    (Bob McDermott)
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  • The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
    (Charles Darwin)
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  • If there is one thing I long for above all else, it is that the years to come may see Christianity in this country able again to capture the imagination of our culture, to draw the strongest energies of our thinking and feeling.
    (Rowan Williams)
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  • In the old culture, the old way of thinking, a rule broken in certain situations was not called. The difference is our guys see it and they call it, regardless of the situation. Do that, you have consistency if you don't, you fall back the other way and it's clutch and grab again.
    (Stephen Walkom)
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  • Over the past half century, as American poetry's specialist audience has steadily expanded, its general readership has declined. Even if great poetry continues to be written, it has retreated from the center of literary life. Though supported by a loyal coterie, poetry has lost the confidence that it speaks to and for the general culture.
    (Dana Gioia)
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  • When I went down to Carolina, probably the biggest shock was when I went to the movies, they had an entrance for colored and an entrance for white and they had water fountains for colored and water fountains for white. That was a little bit of a culture shock. . . . (King) did amazing things back then. Unless you were a white supremacist, everybody loved him. It was a difficult time losing him. . . . Fortunately, things kept getting better (because of King's influence).
    (Doug Moe)
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  • Well, I am very happy that I was able to play a part in bringing music from the streets onto the radio and into modern culture, I worked very hard and always believed in the sounds I was creating.
    (Ice T)
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  • I was and I am working on planting the culture of peace among the Palestinian people in order to pave the way for a smooth Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and to move on from there to open negotiations with Israel on the final status of the West Bank and Gaza,
    (Mahmoud Abbas)
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  • Both sides really get into it. They'd always get into it after the game. And they would throw down. But it was always fists. No guns or knives. I think with the times we live in today, and with the violence being a strong part of our culture, they are trying to calm it down.
    (Benny White)
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  • Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind. Individuals, and not masses, form the culture of the race.
    (Ron Hubbard)
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  • We were looking for a unique cultural experience for the kids, a soccer culture, someplace where soccer is it, and soccer is definitely it in Italy.
    (Wayne Quinlan)
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