Western

Western may refer to:

  • Western (genre), a category of fiction and visual art centered on the American Old West
    • Western fiction, the Western genre as featured in literature
  • Western music (North America), a type of American folk music
  • Western world
  • Western culture

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Famous quotes containing the word western:

    But go, and if you listen she will call,
    Go to the western gate, Luke Havergal—
    Luke Havergal.
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)

    All of Western tradition, from the late bloom of the British Empire right through the early doom of Vietnam, dictates that you do something spectacular and irreversible whenever you find yourself in or whenever you impose yourself upon a wholly unfamiliar situation belonging to somebody else. Frequently it’s your soul or your honor or your manhood, or democracy itself, at stake.
    June Jordan (b. 1939)

    So-called Western Civilization, as practised in half of Europe, some of Asia and a few parts of North America, is better than anything else available. Western civilization not only provides a bit of life, a pinch of liberty and the occasional pursuance of happiness, it’s also the only thing that’s ever tried to. Our civilization is the first in history to show even the slightest concern for average, undistinguished, none-too-commendable people like us.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)