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We should recognize how in a culture where each person wants to be the bearer of his or her own subjective truth, it becomes difficult for citizens to devise a common plan which transcends individual gain and personal ambitions.

Evangelii Gaudium
The deal with multiculturalism is that the only culture you're allowed to disapprove of is your own.
When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values.

The Woman Destroyed
Focuses only on trivial things: fashion, literature, cinema, music concerts.

Villa Triste
Every important cultural gesture comes down to a morality, a model for human behavior concentrated into a gesture.

The Glass Bead Game
Culture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay
Much of our highly valued cultural heritage has been acquired at the cost of sexuality
Where no interest is takes in science, literature and liberal pursuits, mere facts and insignificant criticisms necessarily become the themes of discourse; and minds, strangers alike to activity and meditation, become so limited as to render all intercourse with them at once tasteless and oppressive
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."