Part of my ancestry is Cherokee. And in that tradition, you become an adult when you're 52.
What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.
Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity.
In my tradition, one must wait until one has learned a lot of Bible and Talmud and the Prophets to handle mysticism. This isn't instant coffee. There is no instant mysticism.
For in my tradition, as a Jew, I believe that whatever we receive we must share.
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.
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.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
In this constant battle which we call living, we try to set a code of conduct according to the society in which we are brought up, whether it be a Communist society or a so called free society; we accept a standard of behaviour as part of our tradition as Hindus or Muslims or Christians or whatever we happen to be.
In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition , religion , and even nation centred cultures.
Well, for one thing, in the tradition of Zen that I've practiced, there is no prayerful worship and there is no affirmation of a deity.
Autobiography is awfully seductive; it's wonderful. Once I got into it, I realized I was following a tradition established by Frederick Douglass the slave narrative speaking in the first person singular, talking about the first person plural, always saying 'I,' meaning 'we.'
Conservatives, in general, are anti immigrant for the same reasons they have always been anti immigrant a proud tradition in our nation of immigrants going back to the days of the Founders, when Ben Franklin thought we were going to be overrun by Germans. But Business likes illegal workers.