Western Quotes

The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it des...

The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.” ― Robert Anton Wilson
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"Politicians should read scien...

"Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories." β€” Arthur C. Clarke
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 14
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"Every generation of western civil...

"Every generation of western civilization is invaded by barbarians - we call them 'children'" - Hannah Arendt
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β€œThere are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday...

β€œThere are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.” β€”Bill Hicks
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 13
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β€œThe West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather ...

β€œThe West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.” ― Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 25
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"Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteri...

"Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science." β€” Gary Zukav
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 04
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"Much of the social history of the Western world...

"Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good." β€” Thomas Sowell
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 12
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"The realm of number, the crystalline mathematic of Apollonian puri...

"The realm of number, the crystalline mathematic of Apollonian purity, was invented early on by Western man as a refuge from the soggy emotionalism and bristling disorder of woman and nature." β€” Camille Paglia
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 30
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"Much of the social history of the Western world...

"Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good." β€” Thomas Sowell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 30
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"The entire economy of the Western...

"The entire economy of the Western world is built on things that cause cancer." β€” From the 1985 movie "Bliss"
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 06
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"The western culture of wiping our asses with paper ...

"The western culture of wiping our asses with paper is unclean! Or would you feel clean after wiping shit from your face without water?" quote: heard in the train.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 29
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β€œThere are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday...

β€œThere are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.” -Bill Hicks
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 07
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"The essence of Western civilizati...

"The essence of Western civilization is the Magna Carta, not the Magna Mac" - what is this supposed to mean?
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 20
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"When we look back on history, the progress of...

"When we look back on history, the progress of Western civilization and human rights is actually founded on the violation of law." -Edward Snowden
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 20
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'There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monda...

'There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.' -Bil Hicks
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 23
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"Armaments, universal debt and planned...

"Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence - those are the three pillars of Western prosperity." β€” Aldous Huxley
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 08
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"Alas, only the defeated can tell us the true story of an...

"Alas, only the defeated can tell us the true story of any war." George Currie, 1929, in his review of the book 'All Quiet on the Western Front' in the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper.
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"the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or ...

"the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do." -Samuel P. Huntington
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 21
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"The villain has arrived while the hero ...

"The villain has arrived while the hero is evolving."β€”Hollywood director on central tension at the heart of all great Westerns
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 02
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There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday...

There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in. -Bill Hicks
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 06
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The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders...

The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western World. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity β€” much less dissent. - Gore Vidal
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 06
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The central drama of our age is how the Weste...

The central drama of our age is how the Western nations and the Asian peoples are to find a tolerable basis of co-existence. - Walter Lippmann
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 05
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"The Western media wants heroes it can applaud or villains it c...

"The Western media wants heroes it can applaud or villains it can vilify. The real world is different. There is no unity of goodness. A great leader can come with hideous faults." - Robert Kaplan
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 27
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Gandhi was asked "Mr. Gandhi what do you ...

Gandhi was asked "Mr. Gandhi what do you think of Western civilization?" for which he replied "I think it would a wonderful idea"
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 29
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"Nearly all the western gurus and publicists who proclaim the new penitenti...

"Nearly all the western gurus and publicists who proclaim the new penitential ecumenism, who profess to be brothers under the skin with the roused, vengeful soul of Asia or Africa, are living a rhetorical lie" - George Steiner, 1971
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 04
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"There is a subtle charm in the taste of tea which makes it irresistible and capable of idealisati...

"There is a subtle charm in the taste of tea which makes it irresistible and capable of idealisation. Western humourists were not slow to mingle the fragrance of their thought with its aroma. It has not the arrogance of wine, the self-consciousness of coffee, nor the simpering innocence of cocoa."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 29
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William Kilpatrick - β€œWe should work at discrediting Islam just...

William Kilpatrick - β€œWe should work at discrediting Islam just as Western leaders, clergy, and intellectuals once worked to discredit other totalitarian ideologies such as Nazism and communism.”
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 05
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"Let the months and years come, they can take nothing from me, they can...

"Let the months and years come, they can take nothing from me, they can take nothing more. I am so alone, and so without hope that I can confront them without fear." - Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 04
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β€œArmaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence - those are the three pillars of Western pro...

β€œArmaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence - those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you'd collapse. And while you people are overconsuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.” ~ Aldous Huxley
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 16
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"It is not an important match which is being played out in the Gulf, between...

"It is not an important match which is being played out in the Gulf, between Western hegemony and the challenge from the rest of the world. It is the West in conflict with itself, by means of an interposed Saddam."-- Baudrillard (1991)
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 02
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β€œThe assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of...

β€œThe assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.” -Arthur Schopenhauer
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 17
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The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it des...

The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization. ~ Robert Anton Wilson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 12
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