Quotations by Daniel Bell

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Born: Saturday, May 10, 1919
Profession: Sociologist
Nationality: American


But in action, one defies one's character.
- Daniel Bell
(Keywords: Action, Character)

Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism.
- Daniel Bell
(Keywords: Home, America, Europe, Land)

I am too weary to listen, too angry to hear.
- Daniel Bell

Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.
- Daniel Bell
(Keywords: Imagination, Art, Technology, Exercise)

The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment.
- Daniel Bell

The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain.
- Daniel Bell
(Keywords: Knowledge, Self, World)

When theology erodes and organization crumbles, when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up, the search for a direct experience which people can feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults.
- Daniel Bell
(Keywords: Experience, Religion, People, Religious, Theology)







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