Quotes about society




I push every day against forces that say you have to go faster, be more effective, be more productive, you have to constantly outdo yourself, you have to constantly outdo your neighbor – all of the stuff that creates an incredibly productive society, but also a very neurotic one.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.

~ Elijah Wood

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Companies that pollute should be taxed so that a product’s cost to society is reflected in the price of that product.

~ Eliot Spitzer

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The belief that the good in American society will finally win out… I don’t believe any more.

~ Elia Kazan

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The Ten Commandments have never been replaced as the moral basis upon which society rests.

~ Edwin Louis Cole

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The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

~ Edward Bernays

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All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It’s called competition. And competition is antagonism.

~ Edward Bond

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Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society.

~ Edward Bond

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The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.

~ Edward Bond

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Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

~ Edward Abbey

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