Oriental Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Oriental Quotes from famous authors such as Isaac D’Israeli, Ralph Bakshi, Rudolf Steiner, A. B. Yehoshua, James J. Hill. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Their chief residence was Bagdad, where they remained until the eleventh century, an age fatal in Oriental history, from the disasters of which the Princes of the Captivity were not exempt.
Isaac D’Israeli
The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.
Ralph Bakshi
Oriental reality is called ideology in Europe and America, and Western ideology is called reality in the Orient. Those viewpoints eat into people’s souls and form two distinct kinds of beings.
Rudolf Steiner
I come from two parts of the oriental community – Jerusalemite and North African Jews.
A. B. Yehoshua
If you review the commercial history, you will discover anyone who controls oriental trade will get hold of global wealth.
James J. Hill
I love Puccini and that oriental influence in his music.
Johnny Mathis
Apart from the most obvious cases, like the Oriental Bittersweet vine, escaped from private gardens and smothering the mountains one acre at a time, the most painful proof of man’s destruction is not what you can see right in front of you; it’s what you will never see again.
Wil S. Hylton
The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun’s harem – the most oriental thing imaginable.
Malcolm de Chazal
Did I develop any ruses of my own in order to buy what I wanted at a reasonable price? In time, of course, anyone who has ever done real business in an oriental bazaar will learn the tricks and feints of buying and bargaining there.
James Ivory
When it was announced I had won the Tony Award, I was in Bangkok doing a movie with Judi Dench. I remember coming back from the location to the Oriental Hotel and hearing someone yelling across the reception area, ‘You’ve won the Tony!’ It was wonderful and strange to be halfway around the world.
Roger Rees
Shadows sometimes people don’t see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
David Hockney
True, when you behold Damascus from the Salahiyeh, the last slope of the Anti-Lebanon, it is the realization of all that you have dreamed of Oriental splendor; the world has no picture more dazzling. It is Beauty carried to the Sublime, as I have felt when overlooking some boundless forest of palms within the tropics.
Bayard Taylor
My flat is a bit like an oriental bazaar. It’s filled with the oddest objects from all my travels, and you can’t really move in it. I love collecting antiques and often spend weekends driving around bric-a-brac markets.
Mark Shand
China has no desire to replace Western imperialism in Asia with an Oriental imperialism or isolationism of its own or anyone else.
Chiang Kai-shek
In Botswana in the Kalahari Desert there’s a tented camp called Jack’s Camp, which is like old Africa meets Ralph Lauren. The Oriental rugs, the old leather chairs – you feel like you’ve just jumped out of a Ralph Lauren ad.
Mark Burnett
I mean, in general, the danger is from Oriental faiths and Islam.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky
The one thing that you simply have to remember all the time that you are there, is that Hollywood is an oriental city. As long as you do that you might survive. If you try to equate it with anything else you’ll perish.
Olivia De Havilland
I love how British people call Asian people ‘oriental’ unless they’re talking about Indian people, who get to be called Asian.
Mary H.K. Choi
I’ve ruined a lot of hotel towels. I did a shoot in San Francisco and stayed at the Mandarin Oriental. I must have ruined thousands of dollars worth of towels. I dye my hair once a week. The dye is not temporary. It stains everything. It stains tiles, that’s how powerful it is.
Alvin Leung
Reading international law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London was a wonderful experience. With its incredibly diverse student population, I began to immerse myself in the ways social, legal and political forces contribute to human rights and freedoms.
David Lammy
It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions.
Christopher Dawson
The right of property holds good in all society; but in the West, ethics invade the personal life in a manner unknown to the East, so much so that the Oriental stands agape at our folly, knowing well that every man brings different instincts and ideas into the world with him.
George A. Moore
The Oriental thinks everything in the sense-perceptible world is ‘maya’; everything perceived by our senses and all thinking connected with sense perceptions is ‘maya,’ the great illusion. The only reality is the reality of the soul. What a human being achieves in his or her soul is reality.
Rudolf Steiner
Those Oriental people work like dogs.
Rob Ford
Call me tacky, but I love the union of sweet and sour, even in some now-unloved Oriental dishes incorporating pineapple and ketchup.
Yotam Ottolenghi