Tradition Quotes And Sayings

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There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war - nothing material or ideological - no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating.
~By George Wald ~


Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create.
~By Ed Parker ~


Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad.
~By George Jones ~


It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money for your first communion.
~By Roma Downey ~


Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify themselves in the face of questions.
~By Gustav Heinemann ~


Mine is not a traditional music, but it comes from a tradition.
~By Tom Chapin ~


Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
~By Ian Hamilton Finlay ~


Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


What is the source of all this trouble? I'm saying that the source is basically in thought. Many people would think that such a statement is crazy, because thought is the one thing we have with which to solve our problems. That's part of our tradition.
~By David Bohm ~


I come from a traditional theater background.
~By Mark Ruffalo ~


Malcolm was a firm believer in the value and importance of our heritage. He believed that we have valuable and distinct cultural traditions which need to be institutionalized so that they can be passed on to our heirs.
~By Betty Shabazz ~


Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward.
~By Josef Albers ~


Under normal conditions the research scientist is not an innovator but a solver of puzzles, and the puzzles upon which he concentrates are just those which he believes can be both stated and solved within the existing scientific tradition.
~By Thomas Kuhn ~


TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make their living writing about it, often didn't like what I did on the air.
~By Charles Kuralt ~


I don't like political poetry, and I don't write it. If this question was pointing towards that, I think it is missing the point of the American tradition, which is always apolitical, even when the poetry comes out of politically active writers.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


The children, each of those kids is in touch with nature and traditional aboriginal culture so a very important part of getting performances from them was just letting them be and trying to capture the unique spirituality that was in each of them.
~By Phillip Noyce ~


I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


Because of the audience I get and the fact that these people aren't traditional comics buyers I don't think the comic industry looks at that and thinks that is a very respectable thing. I'm very used to it. I'm not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines.
~By Jhonen Vasquez ~


Martin guitars have now brought out, you know, on a more traditional level, the Stephen Stills' model of Martin guitars. It's beautiful. I just went inside. I bought one immediately.
~By Graham Nash ~


We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
~By Henry Ford ~


To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions, in order to avoid erring in our own judgment, is but to exchange one danger for another.
~By Richard Whately ~


We desecrated the traditional values, but new values didn't come along.
~By Rocco Buttiglione ~


This character in the film, these things that he says which sound like advice and wise things, they are very common for Orientals. It's all the tradition.
~By Omar Sharif ~


Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper at the intersection between their inherited religious traditions and their current life situations.
~By Larry Graham ~


In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.
~By Emma Goldman ~


In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


First, it doesn't surprise me that traditional music has experienced a kind of exhaustion in the 20th century - not forgetting that many musicians started to look outside the traditional structures of tonality.
~By Pierre Schaeffer ~


To compel the nation with challenge the traditional American doctrine of freedom of the seas, every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.
~By Josephus Daniels ~


To eat the boiled head of a pig sliced like salami is very strange. It may seem cutting edge, but it's actually a lot older than any of the other traditional salami.
~By Mario Batali ~


Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned, traditional sitcom format, which I think works, because in its own way, it's quite theatrical.
~By Dylan Moran ~


People need religion. It's a vehicle for a moral tradition. A crucial role. Nothing can take its place.
~By Irving Kristol ~


These maxims and the art of interpreting them may be said to constitute the premisses of science but I prefer to call them our scientific beliefs. These premisses or beliefs are embodied in a tradition, the tradition of science.
~By Michael Polanyi ~


In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.
~By Lincoln Kirstein ~


Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the myth in their own traditions, so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


I made records in the past that are as traditional as any other country records that have been made, but at the same time the records have a contemporary slant on it too.
~By Vince Gill ~


We need uniform protection of traditional marriage. You can't have different definitions on something as fundamental as marriage. The Marriage Protection Amendment is the only solution to this problem.
~By Ernest Istook ~


Our moral, religious, and political traditions are united in their respect for the dignity of human life.
~By Robert Casey ~


When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition.
~By James Hillman ~


I think that the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that is its own entity. They're just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It's kind of untouched, it's not Americanized.
~By Toni Collette ~


I feel that I, and the people under my command, tried to use all the traditional methods of recruiting agents which were also used by other intelligence services; adopting also means like pressure, money, sex - but that did not characterize my service.
~By Markus Wolf ~


Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition, you can't accept responsibility for the audience. And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation, which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.
~By Robert Fripp ~


I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
~By Donna Tartt ~


I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing.
~By Tina Fey ~


Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


My parents are both college professors, and it made me want to question authority, standards and traditions.
~By Maya Lin ~


Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes - and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom.
~By Ernest Istook ~


Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations and place them in relation to one another, we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world.
~By Ruth Hubbard ~


It is not that I don't like contemporary country music because I do. I love it. I have recorded a lot and have had great success recording records that have not been very traditional country records.
~By Vince Gill ~


To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing.
~By Marcus Allen ~


Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
~By Francis Arinze ~


When you're doing the traditional musicals, singing songs that are 40 and 50 years old, you realize there's a reason why those musicals are hits. These are amazing songs!
~By Tom Wopat ~


Well, the whole story is in the book, but the short answer is that I was the first information architect in an organization that was traditionally design-oriented, and I felt I needed a tool to help me gain the trust and support of my colleagues.
~By Jesse James Garrett ~


In a time of constrained resources we will have to shift emphasis. but not necessarily from the traditional Political Officer to the traditional Economic Officer.
~By Lawrence Eagleburger ~


You do a James Bond film, you're being part of an anachronism, a tradition.
~By Minnie Driver ~


Traditionally the show must go on which is a stupid thing to say, but that in a nutshell is what's going on. We have a new record out; if we won't tour, the new record dies. It's reality - it's what business is nowadays. You just need to tour to sell your albums.
~By Kerry King ~


Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies: paintings on dun walls, sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls.
~By John Hart ~


As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil.
~By Hans Kung ~


I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
~By Stephen Harper ~


'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.
~By Christiane Amanpour ~


I think it's too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man.
~By Edward Zwick ~


I am at war... with the principal personage of traditional philosophy, that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone, but is really a male subject in disguise.
~By Pam Gems ~


Traditional science is all about finding shortcuts.
~By Rudy Rucker ~


The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.
~By Carol Moseley Braun ~


You have always had individual directors who begin in the advertising or commercial world, but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
~By Ann Macbeth ~


Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
~By Arthur M. Schlesinger ~


So many of the sounds that contemporary composers were trying to create were to be found in the traditional musics of the world. That was encouraging but also little daunting to think that you had to work so hard to be new and yet it was old.
~By Robert Morris ~


In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village with a message was revived. that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles, a distance of 500 miles.
~By Dennis Banks ~


Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner, join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution.
~By Chris Christie ~


The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.
~By Alan Gregg ~


I'm sure if we had made an album that was more traditional would have been released immediately. When we actually play this music on stage and people become familiar with it, it will become more popular.
~By Mick Taylor ~


This is what Hollywood tends to do. It tends to disregard tradition, history and anything factual, twisting it and turning it and making it all okay regardless of what the English may think of it.
~By Christian Slater ~


Whereas European films have traditionally been able to go into adult relationships. I think there's a huge audience in America for those kinds of films.
~By Philip Kaufman ~


So there's a lot of people tied into believing that the traditional response to the authorship question. In terms of actors, some people get very angry about it.
~By Mark Rylance ~


Tradition has made women cowardly.
~By Nance O'Neil ~


Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.
~By Konstantin Stanislavisky ~


So we are not doing the traditional album, tour, album, tour, album, tour anymore. We're going to tour when we want to, regardless of whether we've got a record out.
~By Ed O'Brien ~


Darwin's idea of natural selection makes people uncomfortable because it reverses the direction of tradition.
~By Daniel Dennett ~


I am definitely a storyteller, but probably not a traditional Storyteller.
~By James Welch ~


What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism - which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people - is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era.
~By Harold Bloom ~


If we follow the traditional way of thought, there will always be traditional enemies. Extremist circles from both sides will find causes to give rise to problems.
~By Fatos Nano ~


I have been interested in Irish traditional music for the past few years.
~By Nobuo Uematsu ~


My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively approaching a multicentric world, which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left, unpleasant questions.
~By Slavoj Zizek ~


Traditional copyright has been that you can't make a full copy of somebody's work without their permission.
~By Patricia Schroeder ~


You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.
~By James Agee ~


Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
~By Lewis Mumford ~


A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition, and I think that they rediscovered the film.
~By Norman Jewison ~


With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


We always had to play the game and play for the team. It is a Kent tradition.
~By Frank Woolley ~


It amazes me sometimes that even intelligent people will analyze a situation or make a judgement after only recognizing the standard or traditional structure of a piece.
~By David Bowie ~


We're traditional and don't do cutting-edge styles, but after 17 years we're holding our own.
~By Jaclyn Smith ~


Because the more you write the more you're aware of the weight of your tradition and the difficulties of the form and the more you have already done that you do not want to do again.
~By Tobias Wolff ~


When we did concerts, we wanted them to be theatrical events - collaborations with designers, choreographers, and directors - because we thought traditional rock concerts were boring.
~By Neil Tennant ~


We were constantly moving to different countries and adjusting to new things. It was such a free feeling. I'm glad I didn't have a traditional upbringing.
~By River Phoenix ~


In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition.
~By Ralph A. Cram ~


There's the tradition in jazz of having the Battle of the Bands, and you do not want to get your head cut when you're playing.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


Big shows are more like events and small shows are more like traditional gigs.
~By Kelly Jones ~


I'm passing on a tradition of which I am part. There's a long line of poets who went before me, and I'm another one, and I'm hoping to pass that on to other younger, or newer, poets than myself.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.
~By Patricia Ireland ~

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