Quotations on Anthropology

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History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: History, Answers, Anthropology, Questions, Study)

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over except when they are different.
- Nancy Banks-Smith
(Keywords: Science, People, Anthropology, World)

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
- Ruth Benedict
(Keywords: Purpose, Anthropology, World)

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Keywords: History, Men, Anthropology, Doctrine, Property, Theories)

I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you, however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to make anthropology what it is at the present time.
- Franz Boas
(Keywords: Time, Work, Thought, Hope, Anthropology, May, Present)

If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context.
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Keywords: Experience, Science, Anthropology, Understanding)

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance.
- Clifford Geertz
(Keywords: History, Science, Anthropology, Consciousness, Gender, Literature)

We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology. There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard.
- Clifford Geertz
(Keywords: Nature, Thought, Knowledge, Anthropology, Body, Rhetoric)

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard
(Keywords: Science, Anthropology, World)

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit.
- Donald Johanson
(Keywords: Marriage, Thought, Anthropology, Choice, First, Old, Pursuit, Years)

Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think.
- Randy Newman
(Keywords: Science, God, Idea, Anthropology, Evolution, World)

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible.
- Paul Ricoeur
(Keywords: God, Decision, Bible, Anthropology, Philosophy)

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.
- Tim Robbins
(Keywords: History, Acting, Anthropology, Class, Philosophy, Psychology)

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over - except when they are different.
- Nancy Banks Smith
(Keywords: Science, People, Anthropology, World)

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life.
- Joan D. Vinge
(Keywords: Life, Anthropology, Existence)









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