Quotations on Tradition

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I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside.
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Keywords: Ladies, Imitation, Tradition, Traditions)

We still have a tradition certainly in English television; it's faded a bit in the last five years, but we still have a tradition where the important thing is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming.
- Rowan Atkinson
(Keywords: Nature, Quality, English, Programming, Television, Tradition, Years)

For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: American, English, Tradition, Years)

The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
- Stephen Bayley
(Keywords: Ability, Circumstances, Man, Tradition, Value)

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.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Thought, People, Problems, Saying, Tradition, Trouble)

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Democracy, Giving, Tradition, Walking)

The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other. It helped me in the future where I got to play in 2 cities that were rich in tradition.
- Roger Clemens
(Keywords: Cities, Future, Play, Tradition, University)

The trouble with the performance poets is that they don't seem to have read anything. So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
- Peter Davison
(Keywords: Work, Performance, Poets, Sense, Tradition, Trouble)

And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Faith, Christian, Old, Principles, State, Today, Tradition, Will)

Well, it's a - I don't want to disappoint you, but it's a time worn tradition of Australian Governments over many years not to get into any discussion about that aspect of intelligence matters.
- Alexander Downer
(Keywords: Intelligence, Time, Tradition, Want, Years)

When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.
- Brian Eno
(Keywords: Country, England, Tradition, Weight)

The president welcomes peaceful protests - it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that's why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm.
- Ari Fleischer
(Keywords: Time, Iraq, President, Tradition, Violence, Will)

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.
- Henry Ford
(Keywords: History, Present, Today, Tradition, Want, Worth)

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.
- Robert Fripp
(Keywords: Expectation, Now, Responsibility, Tradition, Weight)

Since there will be no one left to talk peace after the next war, it makes good sense to break with tradition and hold the peace conference first.
- William Glasser
(Keywords: Peace, War, First, Sense, Talk, Tradition, Will)

But, I don't want to assume that our tradition of excellence is a guarantee of future excellence.
- Dave Heineman
(Keywords: Excellence, Future, Tradition, Want)

Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people refer to as Yankee Magic Realism, and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape that definitely leads into the dark woods.
- Alice Hoffman
(Keywords: Quality, People, Magic, Realism, Tradition, Yankee)

Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it.
- Brad Holland
(Keywords: Intellectuals, Public, Tradition, Violence, World)

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.
- Ruth Hubbard
(Keywords: Sensations, Tradition, Words, World)

A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered; about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Keywords: Ideas, Communication, Community, Ideals, Tradition, Understanding, World)

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Keywords: Marriage, Connection, Custom, Tradition, Traditions, Weather, Wind)

You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I've realized that is in a sense what has happened. But as I was writing them, I didn't feel a part of any tradition. I think that would have been too overwhelming, in a sense.
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Keywords: People, Sense, Tradition, Writing)

I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.
- Christian Lous Lange
(Keywords: Age, Society, Devotion, Europe, Feeling, Glory, Now, Religious, Respect, State, Tradition, Years)

In 1979, Alien came out and Sigourney was in it with a bunch a guys. Nobody at that time expected the woman to be the hero, so that was a tradition that started.
- Sanaa Lathan
(Keywords: Time, Tradition, Woman)

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Heart, Ideals, Tradition, Will)

The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world.
- John Linder
(Keywords: American, Freedom, Liberty, Today, Tradition, World)

I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to posterity a great institution, but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism ably practiced in our time.
- Henry R. Luce
(Keywords: Time, Journalism, Posterity, Tradition, Want)

But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music.
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Keywords: Music, Idea, Innovation, Musicians, Tradition, Traditions)

If you're going to use standards as criteria for signing musicians, you can sign thousands. If you're going to use some sort of conceptual interpretation that's based on the tradition of those standards, but is trying to move away from it, you're down to about 10 people or so.
- Branford Marsalis
(Keywords: People, Musicians, Tradition, Trying)

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.
- Wynton Marsalis
(Keywords: Battle, Jazz, Tradition, Want)

Anything well written with good language and clarity and honesty is worth doing. It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare.
- Michael Moriarty
(Keywords: Honesty, Clarity, Language, Shakespeare, Tradition, Worth)

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.
- Samuel E. Morison
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Honesty, Purpose, Balance, Philosophy, Profession, Respect, Satisfaction, Tradition, Will)

And I am also here to say that if something were to happen, we are prepared to respond swiftly, to respond effectively, and to respond strongly. That is our tradition as a country. And that is a tradition that we will uphold, regardless of any circumstance because this nation is one that is very, very strong and, indeed, extraordinarily resilient.
- Janet Napolitano
(Keywords: Circumstance, Country, Nation, Tradition, Will)

We know that golf is an ancient game with great history and tradition, but our golf is only 10 years old so don't judge us too harshly.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Keywords: History, Golf, Old, Tradition, Years)

I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton was a good place for this work because it had a strong tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology.
- Paul Nurse
(Keywords: Work, Genetics, Reputation, Tradition, University)

The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam. The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West, and the end of the Mediterranean unity.
- Henri Pirenne
(Keywords: Islam, Cause, End, Result, Separation, Tradition, Unity)

Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment.
- Galen Rowell
(Keywords: People, America, American, Environment, Photography, Tradition, Wonders)

I'm always told that what I say is controversial. Why is it controversial? Because I speak from a tradition that has now fallen out of favor with the dominant media in this country. And so when I say things like marriage should be between one man and one woman, I'm called a bigot.
- Rick Santorum
(Keywords: Marriage, Country, Man, Media, Now, Tradition, Woman)

The Army War College has been a tradition in central Pennsylvania for years.
- Bill Shuster
(Keywords: War, Army, College, Tradition, Years)

There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that's really what I wanted to do.
- Aaron Sorkin
(Keywords: Kings, Old, Tradition, Years)

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Keywords: Heart, Mankind, Tradition, World)

The Faculty of Technology of Tohoku University is renowned for its tradition of practical studies.
- Koichi Tanaka
(Keywords: Technology, Tradition, University)

Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation.
- Robert Teeter
(Keywords: Family, Time, Christmas, Presidency, Tradition, Vacation)

We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished.
- Eamon de Valera
(Keywords: Time, Perseverance, End, Generations, Tradition, Will)

We have a long tradition in this state of caring for our neighbors - it is truly an Iowa value.
- Thomas Vilsack
(Keywords: Caring, Neighbors, State, Tradition, Value)

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.
- Diane Wakoski
(Keywords: Poetry, American, Question, Tradition, Writers)

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.
- George Wald
(Keywords: War, Nothing, Self, Tradition, Worth)

My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome.
- Rowan Williams
(Keywords: Opportunity, Autumn, Rome, Tradition, Visit)

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.
- Tobias Wolff
(Keywords: Difficulties, Tradition, Want, Weight)

If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.
- Carter G. Woodson
(Keywords: History, Thought, Being, Danger, Race, Tradition, World)

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