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#customs

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I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?


John Steinbeck


#approaching #barrier #customs #feel #guilt

And we had our own laws. I mean, I wrote them. And we had our own customs, and traditions, and proprieties.


James Stockdale


#had #i #laws #mean #our

Love is only surpassing sweet when it is directed toward a mortal object, and the secret of this ultimate sweetness only is defined by the bitterness of death. Thus the white peoples of the world foresee a time when their land with its rivers and mountains still lies under heaven as it does today, but other people dwell there; when their language is entombed in books, and their laws and customs have lost their living power.


Franz Rosenzweig


#customs #death #europe #language #law

No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.


Ruth Benedict


#definite #edited #ever #eyes #institutions

Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose language and customs they adopt.


Emma Lazarus


#any #customs #form #intensive #jews

I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity, and accuracy is very important to me. I always spend time researching my novels, exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting.


Sidney Sheldon


#action #always #attitudes #authenticity #based

Santa Claus has nothing to do with it," the latke said. "Christmas and Hanukah are completely different things." "But different things can often blend together," said the pine tree. "Let me tell you a funny story about pagan rituals.


Lemony Snicket


#customs #hanukkah #time #funny

Customs tell a man who he is, where he belongs, what he must do. Better illogical customs than none; men cannot live together without them. From an anthropologist's view, 'justice' is a search for workable customs.


Robert A. Heinlein


#justice #society #men

Traditions that cease to evolve render themselves irrelevant or obsolete. And what's the problem with inventing new performance practices? Are customs being slandered? Do successful alternative diminish the value of traditional ones? *The argument that musicians must embrace conventional rituals is just as perilous as unilaterally rejecting them.*


David Cutler


#music #musicians #performance #performance-practice #traditions

[H]e is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.


George Bernard Shaw


#barbarism #customs #law #nature #self-centered






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