Quotes about Anthropology

The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology. Sir James George Frazer

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over – except when they are different. Nancy Banks-Smith

Anthropology has always struggled with an intense, fascinated repulsion towards its subject…. [The anthropologist] submits himself to the exotic to confirm his own inner alienation as an urban intellectual. Susan Sontag

In some ways being a parent is like being an anthropologist who is studying a primitive and isolated tribe by living with them. Lawrence Kutner

(Anthropology requires) the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess. Margaret Mead

Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists; though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science. Robert Graves