The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.

By : Fredric Jameson 0 Likes          


Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love.

By : Joyce Maynard

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I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big.

By : Lady Gaga

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The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There's always something better to do, like I've got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There's always something better to do. Going to a writer's club?

By : Jerry Pournelle

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Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.

By : Judith Viorst

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Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

By : A. A. Milne

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This was during a period when I was producing Brazil '66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.

By : Herb Alpert

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I like Celtic folk music, Native American music, and any kind of early music. There isn't a lot of music that I don't like... except for Show Tunes.

By : Terri Windling

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We've got our own daylight to get bad thoughts away, and we talk with that light - our star in our heart. We take away what's unimportant.

By : Indra Devi

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Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared.

By : Barack Obama

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

By : Mary Douglas

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If I don't see my kids for six days, I start to get withdrawal pains.

By : Ron Silver

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Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.

By : Norman Rockwell

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