Quotes on Culture

Kurt Herbert Alder

"Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right."

Fred Allen

"Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars."

Henry Allen

"It is better for civilization to be going down the drain then to be coming up it."

Russell Baker

"Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things."

Dave Barry

"Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet."

Alan Brien

"Violence is the repartee of the illiterate."

Samuel Butler

"Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature."

Winston Churchill

"We shape our buildings, and forever afterward our buildings shape us."

Professor Irwin Cory

"If we don't change the way we're going, we'll probably end up getting there."

Arnold Edinborough

"Canada has never been a melting pot; more like a tossed salad."

Sam Ewing

"Years ago movie actresses played parts - now they reveal them."

Alfred E. Neuman

"How come we choose from just 2 people for president and 50 for Miss America?"

"We live in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavoring and furniture polish is made from real lemons..."

Lily Tomlin

"Reality is nothing but a collective hunch."

Pierre Elliot Trudeau

"Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain."

Bill Vaughan

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."

Oscar Wilde

"For those who like that sort of thing, it's the sort of thing that they like."

Tenessee Williams

"A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with."

Virginia Woolf

"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."

Frank Zappa

"Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."