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America quotes by NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names
#1. And then our children were born. We held their American birth certificates tight. We did not name our children after our parents, after ourselves; we feared if we did they would not be able to say their own names, that their friends and teachers would not know how to call them. We gave them names that would make them belong in America, names that did not mean anything to us: Aaron, Josh, Dana, Corey, Jack, Kathleen. When our children were born, we did not bury their umbilical cords under the earth to bind them to the land because we had no land to call ours. #Quote by NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names
America quotes by Stephen Malkmus
#2. I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for. #Quote by Stephen Malkmus
America quotes by Matthew Stewart
#3. Deism" in its own day referred not to a superficial theological doctrine but to a comprehensive intellectual tradition that ranged freely across the terrain we now associate with ethics, political theory, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and epistemology. It was an astonishingly coherent and systematic body of thought, closer to a way of being than any particular dogma, and it retained its essential elements over a span of centuries, not decades. In origin and substance, deism was neither British nor Christian, as the conventional view supposes, but largely ancient, pagan, and continental, and it spread in America far beyond the educated elite. #Quote by Matthew Stewart
America quotes by Jeordie White
#4. We are against the beauty and fashion fascist regime that gets hyped in America and all over the world. "The Beautiful People" is NOT against people who style themselves in whichever way. #Quote by Jeordie White
America quotes by Robert Jeffress
#5. God has not called us to save America; He has called us to save Americans from the coming judgment of God by introducing them to faith in Jesus Christ. #Quote by Robert Jeffress
America quotes by Carly Fiorina
#6. While lawyers are arguing about the PATRIOT Act or the America Freedom Act, the point is, the terrorists have moved on, the technologists have moved on, and we, the United States of America, are not taking advantage of the latest and greatest in technology the terrorists are. We need to get smart about it. #Quote by Carly Fiorina
America quotes by Bill Hicks
#7. See we just had a misunderstanding. I thought we lived in the U.S. of A., the United States of America. But actually we live in the U.S. of A., the United States of Advertising. Freedom of expression is guaranteed? If you've got the money! #Quote by Bill Hicks
America quotes by Ronald Reagan
#8. In a world wracked by hatred, economic crisis, and political tension, America remains mankind's best hope. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
America quotes by Terry Wogan
#9. "I'm glad there's been so much laughter in the audience tonight."
"But they're not laughing with you. They're laughing at you." #Quote by Terry Wogan
America quotes by Desi Arnaz
#10. My Latin temper blows up pretty fast, but it goes down just as fast. Maybe that's why you seldom hear of ulcers in Latin America. #Quote by Desi Arnaz
America quotes by George W. Bush
#11. I think the thing that
the prayer that I would like America is to ask for is to pray for God's protection for our land and our people, to pray against
that there's a shield of protection, so that if the evil ones try to hit us again, that we've done everything we can, physically, and that there is a spiritual shield that protects the country. #Quote by George W. Bush
America quotes by Giannina Braschi
#12. Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion. #Quote by Giannina Braschi
America quotes by Eve Zibart
#13. The Missouri of his childhood was theoretically the inspiration for Main Street, U.S.A., though only in its halcyon summer vacation months and stripped of any dismal memories: no blizzards, no doctor's office, and no school-house. Almost no one has a dismal experience in Walt Disney's America, as a matter of fact, at least not that Walt noticed. #Quote by Eve Zibart
America quotes by David O. McKay
#14. Out of the homes of America will come the future citizens of America, and only as those homes are what they should be will this nation be what it should be. #Quote by David O. McKay
America quotes by Nick Cave
#15. What we [outsiders] feel America is really about - the kind of crazed ravings of the Christian right - when it's probably something quite different. #Quote by Nick Cave
America quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright
#16. Now, of course, architecture is a blind spot of our life in America today. How many millions of students go to the university to be educated? They come away conditioned, not enlightened, and they know nothing of architecture, although they have a department somewhere around
probably in the basement. #Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright
America quotes by Charles Dickens
#17. Year last past (supernaturally deficient in originality) rapped out theirs. Mere messages in the earthly order of events had lately come to the English Crown and People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange #Quote by Charles Dickens
America quotes by Matt Taibbi
#18. This is America: Corporate stealing is practically the national pastime, and Goldman Sachs is far from the only company to get away with doing it. #Quote by Matt Taibbi
America quotes by Norman Cousins
#19. We have learned to live in a world of mistakes and defective products as if they were necessary to life. It is time to adopt a new philosophy in America. #Quote by Norman Cousins
America quotes by Allen Ginsberg
#20. America this is quite serious #Quote by Allen Ginsberg
America quotes by George W. Bush
#21. The terrorists do not understand America. The American people do not falter under threat, and we will not allow our future to be determined by car bombers and assassins. #Quote by George W. Bush
America quotes by Bernie Sanders
#22. I will do my best to transform our trade policy and take on these corporations who want to invest in low-income countries around the world rather than in the United States of America. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
America quotes by Paullina Simons
#23. Now she had words to dull her senses. English words, a new name, and covering it all like a warm blanket, a new life in amazing, immoderate, pulsating America. A sparkling new identity in a gilded immense new country. God had made it as easy as possible to forget him. To you, I give this, God said. I give you freedom and sun, and warmth, and comfort. I give you summers in Sheep Meadow and Coney Island, and I give you Vikki, your friend for life, and I give you Anthony, your son for life, and I give you Edward, in case you want love again. I give you youth and I give you beauty, in case you want someone other than Edward to love you. I give you New York. I give you seasons, and Christmas! And baseball and dancing and paved roads and refrigerators, and a car, and land in Arizona. I give it all to you. All I ask, is that you forget him and take it. #Quote by Paullina Simons
America quotes by Argus Hamilton
#24. Barclays Bank in England purchased bankrupt Lehman Brothers Tuesday along with its Manhattan tower, saving nine thousand jobs. It's humiliating. The United States of America is 232 years old and we're having to go to mom for money. #Quote by Argus Hamilton
America quotes by Gordon B. Hinckley
#25. The nations of the earth through the centuries of time have waged war to gain territory. I think ours is the only nation on the face of the earth which has not claimed territory gained out of conflict.

I have stood in the American Military Cemetery in Suresnes, France, where are buried some who died in the First World War. Among those was my eldest brother. It is a quiet and hallowed place, a remembrance of great sacrifice 'to make the world safe for democracy.' No territory was claimed by America as recompense for the sacrifices of those buried there.

I have stood in reverence in the beautiful American military cemetery on the outskirts of Manila in the Philippines. There marble crosses and the Star of David stand in perfect symmetry marking the burial places of some 17,000 Americans who lost their lives in the Second World War. Surrounding that sacred ground are marble colonnades on which are incised the names of another 35,000 who were lost in the battles of the Pacific during that terrible conflict. After so great a sacrifice there was victory, but there was never a claim for territory except for some small islands over which we have had guardianship.

I have been up and down South Korea from the 38th parallel in the North to Pusan in the South, and I have seen the ridges and the valleys where Americans fought and died, not to save their own land but to preserve freedom for people who were strangers to them but whom they acknowledged to be #Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley
America quotes by Jesse Jackson
#26. We must never surrender. America will get better and better. Keep hope alive. Keep hope alive. #Quote by Jesse Jackson
America quotes by Donna Shalala
#27. You can't have a university without having free speech, even though at times it makes us terribly uncomfortable. If students are not going to hear controversial ideas on college campuses, they're not going to hear them in America. I believe it's part of their education. #Quote by Donna Shalala
America quotes by Dan Flores
#28. We stood by and allowed what happened to the Great Plains a century ago, the destruction of one of the ecological wonders of the world. In modern America, we need to see this with clear eyes, and soberly, so that we understand well that the flyover country of our own time derives much of its forgettability from being a slate wiped almost clean of its original figures. #Quote by Dan Flores
America quotes by Wendy Kopp
#29. Teach For America was built on the idea that our best hope of reaching 'One Day' is to have thousands of alumni use their diverse experiences and ideas to effect change from inside and outside the education system. #Quote by Wendy Kopp
America quotes by Camille Paglia
#30. Is there intellectual life in America? At present, the answer is no. #Quote by Camille Paglia
America quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#31. The amazing aftermath of Birmingham, the sweeping Negro Revolution, revealed to people all over the land that there are no outsiders in all these fifty states of America. When a police dog buried his fangs in the ankle of a small child in Birmingham, he buried his fangs in the ankle of every American. The bell of man's inhumanity to man does not toll for any one man. It tolls for you, for me, for all of us. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
America quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#32. No man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. The honeymoon would be as short in that case as in any other, and its moments of ecstasy would be ransomed by years of torment and hatred. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
America quotes by Paul Broun
#33. America has to stand up and decide if we want to be a socialist nation or if we're going to be a free nation. #Quote by Paul Broun
America quotes by Richard M. Rorty
#34. For James, disgust with American hypocrisy and self-deception was pointless unless accompanied by an effort to give America reason to be proud of itself in the future. The kind of proto-Heideggerian cultural pessimism which Adams cultivated seemed, to James, decadent and cowardly. #Quote by Richard M. Rorty
America quotes by Douglas Wilder
#35. Sept. 11 jolted America out of its second gilded age. #Quote by Douglas Wilder
America quotes by Joe Baca
#36. Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. #Quote by Joe Baca
America quotes by David Jeremiah
#37. I have been asked this question over and over again: 'Dr. Jeremiah, do you think God is finished with America?' But that is the wrong question. The right question is: 'Is America finished with God?' #Quote by David Jeremiah
America quotes by Nicholas Kristof
#38. Utah may well be the most cosmopolitan state in America. Vast numbers of young Mormons - increasingly women as well as men - spend a couple of years abroad as missionaries and return jabbering in Thai or Portuguese and bearing a wealth of international experience. #Quote by Nicholas Kristof
America quotes by William J. Clinton
#39. I don't know whether it's the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the American penal system. #Quote by William J. Clinton
America quotes by Sher Valenzuela
#40. It doesn't matter if you have a D, or an I or an R after your name if you have a job - a J-O-B. It really matters to people that they have an opportunity to contribute to their economy in a very meaningful way, and this is outside party lines. So we believe that these are the solutions that America is craving. #Quote by Sher Valenzuela
America quotes by Frank A Thomas
#41. One truth is that racism and oppression is deeply embedded in the American experiment. History has taught that each time blacks have made strides for freedom, there has been backlash, retrenchment, and new forms of subjugation that appear on the American landscape, thus the old oppression in a new guise. The new movement is part of a long historical sweep, and it has taken many lifetimes to get to this point in the struggle. Because of the tenacity of opposition to equality of race and economics in America, we cannot "throw the baby out with the bathwater" by looking upon past struggles and tradition with disdain. Past struggles #Quote by Frank A Thomas
America quotes by Jefferson Davis
#42. It is our duty to keep the memory of our heroes green. Yet they belong to the whole country; they belong to America. #Quote by Jefferson Davis
America quotes by Joe Meno
#43. I don't like the fact that no one has any imagination anymore. It doesn't pay to be a dreamer because all they really want you to do is answer the phone. Nobody wants you to think about anything new or use your brain or make anything interesting because everything important has already been made. America is over; it's done being brilliant.Everything genius has already been built, like all the great works of art have already been produced. #Quote by Joe Meno
America quotes by Adam McKay
#44. Everything in America is so stratified by class now. We have the 93rd level of income inequality in the world. You're already seeing highway lanes that are for pay and ones that aren't. #Quote by Adam McKay
America quotes by Rupert Everett
#45. I'm not really a political animal but I am rather fascinated by the meltdown of England and America. In the end, it seems as if America might come out of it, but I'm not sure if England is ever going to recover. #Quote by Rupert Everett
America quotes by Maxine Greene
#46. What is crucial is the provision of opportunities for telling all the diverse stories, for interpreting membership as well as ethnicity, for making inescapable the braids of experience woven into the fabric of America's plurality. #Quote by Maxine Greene
America quotes by Emma Iadanza
#47. I hate American History after 1850. #Quote by Emma Iadanza
America quotes by Victoria Coren
#48. In 2000, John Duthie won the Poker Million on the Isle of Man. He was in the newspapers, he was on television. The first player to win £1,000,000 outside America. Knowing himself, Duthie had the cleverest idea of all time: he put a chunk of the money away, for mortgages and children's education, in a bank account that he opened jointly with his father-in-law. Brilliant. If it had been a joint account with his wife, he might have phoned her from a casino one desperate night and begged her to co-sign a big withdrawal slip. But a call like that to his wife's father? Never. #Quote by Victoria Coren
America quotes by Neil Gaiman
#49. That's the miracle of America. Freedom to believe means the freedom to believe the wrong thing, after all. Just as freedom of speech gives you the right to stay silent." The #Quote by Neil Gaiman
America quotes by Michael Babcock
#50. Israel was God's chosen people, the nation whose God was the Lord. This unique status has not passed to America or to any other earthly nation. #Quote by Michael Babcock
America quotes by John C. Calhoun
#51. What we want, above all things on earth in our public men, is independence. It is one great defect in the character of the public men of America that there is that real want of independence; and, in this respect, a most marked contrast exists between public men in this country and in Great Britain. #Quote by John C. Calhoun
America quotes by Armistead Maupin
#52. If you want to know who the oppressed minorities in America are, simply look at who gets their own shelf in the bookstore. A black shelf, a women's shelf, and a gay shelf. #Quote by Armistead Maupin
America quotes by Barack Obama
#53. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or who you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you're willing to try. #Quote by Barack Obama
America quotes by Ivanka Trump
#54. America is the largest corporation on the planet. You wouldn't hire a novice to run a similarly sized company in the private markets. My father has created more jobs through his private businesses than certainly any of the candidates. Mitt Romney has executive experience, but it's a different type. He didn't run entrepreneurial businesses. #Quote by Ivanka Trump
America quotes by Emily Matchar
#55. American culture at large has failed working mothers. #Quote by Emily Matchar
America quotes by Marianne Williamson
#56. In 'Healing the Soul of America,' I wrote about Gandhi's notion of soul force in politics and why it matters to stand on your truth. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
America quotes by Jeremy Clarkson
#57. If you're thinking of coming to America, this is what it's like: you've got your Comfort Inn, you've got your Best Western, and you've got your Red Lobster where you eat. Everybody's very fat, everybody's very stupid and everybody's very rude - it's not a holiday programme, it's the truth. #Quote by Jeremy Clarkson
America quotes by George Gilder
#58. The fundamental fact in the lives of the poor in most parts of America is that the wages of common labor are far below the benefits of AFDC, Medicaid, food stamps, public housing, public defenders, leisure time and all the other goods and services of the welfare state. #Quote by George Gilder
America quotes by Carlos Bulosan
#59. We do not take democracy for granted. We feel it grow in our working together - many millions of us working toward a common purpose. If it took us several decades of sacrifice to arrive at this faith, it is because it took us that long to know what part of America is ours.
Our faith has been shaken many times, and now it is put to question. Our faith is a living thing, and it can be crippled or chained. It can be killed by denying us enough food or clothing, by blasting away our personalities and keeping us in constant fear. Unless we are properly prepared the powers of darkness will have good reason to catch us unaware and trample our lives. #Quote by Carlos Bulosan
America quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#60. The willingness to be self-critical in England is much greater than the willingness to be self-critical in America. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
America quotes by Jerry Falwell
#61. I am convinced that America can be turned around if we will all get serious about the Master's business. It may be late, but it is never too late to do what is right. We need an old-fashioned, God-honoring, Christ-exalting revival to turn American back to God. America can be saved! #Quote by Jerry Falwell
America quotes by Ameen Rihani
#62. I state the threefold purpose of my travels in Arabia: to see the country, to write about it and to be of some service to its people and their cause - that is what brought me from beyond the seas, from America. #Quote by Ameen Rihani
America quotes by Ken Jennings
#63. You live overseas, you see these exotic places and you want to know about them. But, weirdly, it also made me homesick for all these very prosaic places in America. #Quote by Ken Jennings
America quotes by Eazy-E
#64. Yeah, I was a brother on the streets of Compton doing a lot of things most people look down on but it did pay off. Then we started rapping about real stuff that shook up the LAPD and the FBI. But we got our message across big time, and everyone in America started paying attention to the boys in the hood. #Quote by Eazy-E
America quotes by Thomas G. West
#65. From the earliest colonial days [in America], local governments took responsibility for their poor. However, able-bodied men and women generally were not supported by the taxpayers unless they worked. #Quote by Thomas G. West
America quotes by Richard Simmons
#66. You have to make your own decisions. That's what the freedom in America is all about. #Quote by Richard Simmons
America quotes by Bee Wilson
#67. The gap in quality between the diet of the poorest and that of the richest is wide and widening. The poorest families in America may not look hungry in the way that Victorian orphans looked hungry, but they eat fewer dark green vegetables, fewer whole grains, and fewer nuts. #Quote by Bee Wilson
America quotes by Charles M. Vest
#68. America faces many challenges ... but the enemy I fear most is complacency. We are about to be hit by the full force of global competition. If we continue to ignore the obvious task at hand while others beat us at our own game, our children and grandchildren will pay the price. We must now establish a sense of urgency. #Quote by Charles M. Vest
America quotes by Thomas Wolfe
#69. Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America
that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement. At any rate, that is how it seemed to young George Webber, who was never so assured of his purpose as when he was going somewhere on a train. And he never had the sense of home so much as when he felt that he was going there. It was only when he got there that his homelessness began. #Quote by Thomas Wolfe
America quotes by Lynsey Addario
#70. Stay in Latin America, learn photography, and make all your professional mistakes in Argentina," he said, "because if you make one mistake in New York, no one will give you a second chance. #Quote by Lynsey Addario
America quotes by Bernie Sanders
#71. I don't want to see kids in America being scared because they're hearing people on television and the radio saying really ugly xenophobic and racist things. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
America quotes by Joan Lunden
#72. I feel fortunate I have this amazing relationship with so many people in America, because I was in their homes at a very private time of day. They probably might have still had their robe on and their slippers and haven't made the beds. #Quote by Joan Lunden
America quotes by Leonard Boswell
#73. As the 29th state to join the United States of America, it is our turn to show the nation what represents Iowa. Our commitment to quality education, hard work, and small-town values are all represented in the Iowa quarter. #Quote by Leonard Boswell
America quotes by Robert Kiyosaki
#74. I've traveled all over the world and America is the easiest place to get rich. #Quote by Robert Kiyosaki
America quotes by Mark M. Bello
#75. If you and Marcus were white, maybe the country is just as pissed as you are. But knowing that it's wrong doesn't make it any less true. #Quote by Mark M. Bello
America quotes by America Ferrera
#76. I think Hispanic women are beautiful with their curves. I'm not sure who feels that way in Hollywood. I was never told to lose 50 pounds. If they think that they just don't bother with you. You just don't get the role and you never know why. That's still better than physically harming yourself and becoming unhealthy just to star in a movie. #Quote by America Ferrera
America quotes by Johnnetta B. Cole
#77. Racism is alive and doing too well in America. #Quote by Johnnetta B. Cole
America quotes by Trent Lott
#78. We cannot forget the little things we take for granted in America that remain the disdain of dictators and terrorists throughout the world. #Quote by Trent Lott
America quotes by Daddy Yankee
#79. 'Limbo' has been one of the greatest hits of my career. A great response all over the world, not just Latinos but people in Europe and America. #Quote by Daddy Yankee
America quotes by Shirley Jackson
#80. He hated the blue platter his mother served from, and the salt and pepper shakers, which were glass with red tops, and he hated the silverware designed in flowers, some pieces scratched almost beyond recognition. He even hated the round table and the succession of tablecloths, one pale blue with yellow leaves, one white with red and orange squares. He hated the uncomfortable chairs, particularly his own, where he sat squirming, and he hated his family and the way they talked. #Quote by Shirley Jackson
America quotes by Josh Fox
#81. Thousands upon thousands of people across America and many more across the globe are suffering at the hands of the oil and gas industry. #Quote by Josh Fox
America quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#82. I don't ever want to forget, even with whatever personal victories I achieve, even in the victories we achieve as a people or a nation, that t he larger story of America and the world does not end well. Our story is a tragedy. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
America quotes by Nevada Barr
#83. Because of our library system anyone in America can educate themselves in any field they desire. If they are confused, librarians (that without exception in my forty-seven years experience with them) actually want to help; they take the time to try and get whatever is needed. For free. For anybody. #Quote by Nevada Barr
America quotes by William J. Clinton
#84. A significant number of petroleum geologists believe that we will reach the global maximum of petroleum extraction within this decade or that we have already reached it. Peak Oil happened in 1970 in America, when over half of our oil that we gained from the soil was exhausted ... This is very disturbing, regardless of global warming. #Quote by William J. Clinton
America quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#85. The words 'bad timing' came to be ghosts haunting our every move in Birmingham. Yet people who used this argument were ignorant of the background of our planning ... they did not realize that it was ridiculous to speak of timing when the clock of history showed that the Negro had already suffered one hundred years of delay. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
America quotes by Liza Minnelli
#86. He [Gene Kelly] once told me dancing was a man's game, as much of a sport as baseball itself. And he made us believe that. He changed our minds and suddenly, all of America wanted to dance just like Gene Kelly. #Quote by Liza Minnelli
America quotes by Ted Cruz
#87. We need a president who stands up, number one, and says, we will defeat ISIS. And number two, says the greatest national security threat facing America is a nuclear Iran. #Quote by Ted Cruz
America quotes by Eddie Izzard
#88. So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naïve, I feel! #Quote by Eddie Izzard
America quotes by Maureen O'Hara
#89. John Wayne is not just an actor, and a very fine actor - John Wayne is the United States of America. #Quote by Maureen O'Hara
America quotes by David Halberstam
#90. Because Japan had no defense industry, he knew, and not even an airplane industry, the best engineers of a generation were being funneled into other, seemingly more prosaic sectors, like automobiles, for example, and steel. These industries, which in America were having increasing difficulty competing for top engineers, were getting the absolute cream in Japan. This advantage in talent was already making a considerable difference, Hayashi believed, as Japan's heavy industries began to compete in the world's markets. #Quote by David Halberstam
America quotes by Leonard Cohen
#91. It's coming to America first, The cradle of the best and of the worst. It's here they got the range And the machinery for change And it's here they got the spiritual thirst. It's here the family's broken And it's here the lonely say That the heart has got to open In a fundamental way: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A. O mighty Ship of State! To the Shores of Need Past the Reefs of Greed Through the Squalls of Hate Sail on, sail on. #Quote by Leonard Cohen
America quotes by D. James Kennedy
#92. How much more forcefully can I say it? The time has come, and it is long overdue, when Christians and conservatives and all men and women who believe in the birthright of freedom must rise up and reclaim America for Jesus Christ. #Quote by D. James Kennedy
America quotes by Andrew Sarris
#93. Hitchcock is the most-daring avant-garde film-maker in America today. #Quote by Andrew Sarris
America quotes by Stephen King
#94. In America, where surface has always passed for substance, people always believe guys like Frank Dunning. #Quote by Stephen King
America quotes by Lester Roloff
#95. Christian families are under attack in America! The Communists, Masons, Atheists, Humanists, Evolutionists, and other Godless sickos want to destroy the family. Parents beware; the government wants your child! #Quote by Lester Roloff
America quotes by Michael Scheuer
#96. It's very clear from what he [Osama ben Laden] said, what his lieutenants have said, that America is not even their main enemy. We're simply in the way of what they want to do in their own world, which is to destroy police states and Israel. #Quote by Michael Scheuer
America quotes by Timothy Garton Ash
#97. America should do a reverse Columbus. The world no longer needs to discover America; but America urgently needs to discover the world's view of America. #Quote by Timothy Garton Ash
America quotes by Catherynne M. Valente
#98. ...while epic fantasy is based on the fairy tale of the just war, that's not one you'll find in Grimm or Disney, and most will never recognize the shape of it. I think the fantasy genre pitches its tent in the medieval campground for the very reason that we even bother to write stories about things that never happened in the first place: because it says something subtle and true about our own world, something it is difficult to say straight out, with a straight face. Something you need tools to say, you need cheat codes for the human brain--a candy princess or a sugar-coated unicorn to wash down the sour taste of how bad things can really get.

See, I think our culture has a slash running through the middle of it, too. Past/Future, Conservative/Liberal, Online/Offline. Virgin/Whore. And yes: Classical/Medieval. I think we're torn between the Classical Narrative of Self and the Medieval Narrative of Self, between the choice of Achilles and Keep Calm and Carry On.

The Classical internal monologue goes like this: do anything, anything, only don't be forgotten. Yes, this one sacrificed his daughter on a slab at Aulis, that one married his mother and tore out his eyes, and oh that guy ate his kids in a pie. But you remember their names, don't you? So it's all good in the end. Give a Greek soul a choice between a short life full of glory and a name echoing down the halls of time and a long, gentle life full of children and a quiet sort of virtue, and he'll alwa #Quote by Catherynne M. Valente
America quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#99. I discovered race in America and it fascinated me. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
America quotes by Walter Kirn
#100. Nothing is less suspenseful than a threat that threatens the maker of the threat at least as much as the subject of the threat. Congress hasn't learned this yet, but America has learned it over and over. #Quote by Walter Kirn
America quotes by John F. Kennedy
#101. In America there must be only citizens, not divided by grade, first and second, but citizens, east, west, north, and south. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
America quotes by Charles Bukowski
#102. so we went up the hill. then we got into my room and I looked at them both. my pure and beautiful slim and magic little girl glorious fuck with the hair dangling down to the asshole, and next to her the tragedy of the ages: slime and horror, the machine gone wrong, frogs tortured by little boys and head-on car collisions and the spider taking in the ball-less buzzing fly and the landscape brain of Primo Carnera going down under the dull playboy guns of cocksure Maxie Baer - new heavyweight champ of America - I, I rushed at the Tragedy of the Ages - that fat slob of accumulated shit. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
America quotes by Angela Y. Davis
#103. If we do not know how to meaningfully talk about racism, our actions will move in misleading directions. #Quote by Angela Y. Davis
America quotes by John Adams
#104. It has ever been my hobby-horse to see rising in America an empire of liberty, and a prospect of two or three hundred millions of freemen, without one noble or one king among them. You say it is impossible. If I should agree with you in this, I would still say, let us try the experiment, and preserve our equality as long as we can. A better system of education for the common people might preserve them long from such artificial inequalities as are prejudicial to society, by confounding the natural distinctions of right and wrong, virtue and vice. #Quote by John Adams
America quotes by Quentin Tarantino
#105. To me, America is just another market. #Quote by Quentin Tarantino
America quotes by Jane Green
#106. I had always presumed that my first book would be published, but I never dreamt that I would write 15 bestsellers and have this wonderful life in America that I have entirely built for myself. #Quote by Jane Green
America quotes by Terry Teachout
#107. It's said that most Americans under the age of 30 reflexively dislike movies made before 1970, especially those that were shot in black and white. If this is so, I suspect it's because such films portray an America that no longer exists. #Quote by Terry Teachout
America quotes by Anonymous
#108. The Catholic Church also opposes any effort to make it easier to deport children; last week, the archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis E. George, said he had offered facilities in his diocese to house some of the children, and on Monday, bishops in Dallas and Fort Worth called for lawyers to volunteer to represent the children at immigration proceedings. "We have to put our money where our mouth is in this country," said Kevin Appleby, the director of migration policy for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We tell other countries to protect human rights and accept refugees, but when we get a crisis on our border, we don't know how to respond." Republicans have rejected calls by Democrats for $2.7 billion in funds to respond to the crisis, demanding changes in immigration law to make it easier to send children back to Central America. And while President Obama says he is open to some changes, many Democrats have opposed them, and Congress is now deadlocked. #Quote by Anonymous
America quotes by Tariq Ali
#109. Scotland's political identity was destroyed, and a huge Scottish emigration to North America followed the brutal Highland clearances. These included every layer of Scottish society, not just the remnants of the defeated clans. #Quote by Tariq Ali
America quotes by Robert Penn Warren
#110. In America they have to know just what you are
novelist, poet, playwright ... Well, I've been all of them ... I think poems and novels and stories spring from the same seed. It's not like, say, playing polo and knitting. #Quote by Robert Penn Warren
America quotes by Kelly Cutrone
#111. There are a bunch of different ways to look at the fashion industry. Is it shallow to work in fashion? Yes, it can be. But does fashion transform a woman who might feel like nothing and unimportant to glamorous and gorgeous? Yes, it does. Does it employ a huge sector of America? Yes, it does. #Quote by Kelly Cutrone
America quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#112. You see the grandmother down there with her son and grandson? They've probably been coming here for years together. Or maybe it's their first trip. Either way, it's three generations sitting down together, laying aside their differences for one night to be a family. This is humanity, Steele. This is what we're fighting for. Family. People. Pride. It's our differences that make up our strength. BAD isn't about patriotism. It's about saving individuals. Not just those in America, but all the ones who are out there going about their lives with little to no care about politics. Men, women, and children who only want to live peacefully while others are looking for ways to use them as pawns in a deadly game they don't even want to play. (Joe) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
America quotes by Walter Isaacson
#113. America's most dangerous internal threat, he felt, came not from communist subversives but from those who used the fear of communists to trample civil liberties. "America is incomparably less endangered by its own Communists than by the hysterical hunt for the few Communists that are here," he told the socialist leader Norman Thomas. #Quote by Walter Isaacson
America quotes by Saleem Haddad
#114. In America the gay world touched my life at the margins, though references and images and occasional conversations with men and women who celebrated their homosexuality with pride. As far as I could see there was nothing to be proud about. There was only pain, humiliation and shame. If I were to join this group, I would have to act proud and hide my feelings of rejection and loneliness. If I were to show these men and women that I was terrified for my future, I would be regarded as misguided or a victim of Islam or Arabness. But if there was one thing I wsa certain of it was that there was nothing misguided about my feelings, and I did not feel that Islam or my Arabness was to blame. If I were to join this group, I would simply go from the repressiveness of secrecy to the repressiveness of pride. I didn't despise my shame. I had no reason to do so. My shame illuminated my intense attachment to the world, my desire to be connected with others. #Quote by Saleem Haddad
America quotes by William J. Clinton
#115. The fundamental problem you have anywhere is when people think their lives and the lives of their children don't matter, they they are somehow disposable, just like a paper napkin after a lunch at a restaurant or something, if we want our freedom to be in deed as well as word in America, we have to make people feel that everybody matters again. #Quote by William J. Clinton
America quotes by George W. Bush
#116. There's also consumer debt, the credit card debt that burdens many of the working families in America. Yes, we talk about national debt, and we're paying a lot down. But you're fixing to hear me tell you part of the remedy for people who have got a lot of credit card debt is to make sure people get some of their own money back. #Quote by George W. Bush
America quotes by Colin S. Gray
#117. American strategic [nuclear] forces do not exist solely for the purpose of deterring a Soviet nuclear threat or attack against the U.S. itself. Instead, they are intended to support U.S. foreign policy. #Quote by Colin S. Gray
America quotes by Herman Cain
#118. Most of the ancestors that I can trace were born here in the United States of America. And then it goes back to slavery. And I'm sure my ancestors go all the way back to Africa, but I feel more of an affinity for America than I do for Africa. I'm a black man in America. #Quote by Herman Cain
America quotes by J. Frank Dobie
#119. The most beautiful, the most spirited and the most inspiring creature ever to print foot on the grasses of America. #Quote by J. Frank Dobie
America quotes by Anonymous
#120. Memoirs of An Unfortunate Young Nobleman, Returned from a Thirteen Years' Slavery in America, Where He was Sent by the Wicked Contrivances of His Cruel Uncle, etc. Part II Concludes with a Summary View of the Trial. 2 volumes. London: 1743. #Quote by Anonymous
America quotes by John Lennon
#121. We went to America a few times and [Brian] Epstein always tried to waffle on at us about saying nothing about Vietnam. So there came a time when George [Harrison] and I said 'Listen, when they ask next time, we're going to say we don't like that war and we think they should get right out.' That's what we did. #Quote by John Lennon
America quotes by Stephan James
#122. Jesse Owen was bigger than a black hero, he was an American hero. For me, I looked at it from that perspective. Through my research, I obviously learned a lot, much of which made me sad, upset, disappointed and even angry, regarding what Jesse had to go through. Not only was he a black man in America during an age of high racial tension and segregation, but he was also living in the middle of the Great Depression - it was very difficult times for him and his family. #Quote by Stephan James
America quotes by Steve Aylett
#123. Gun stripping is the tea ceremony of America. #Quote by Steve Aylett
America quotes by Scott Walker
#124. We need someone to turn things around in America. #Quote by Scott Walker
America quotes by Pratheepan Gulasekaram
#125. The 1790 Naturalization law determined that "free white persons" could naturalize after two years of residency, and established that the children of citizens would also be citizens. Soon after, in 1795, Congress extended the residency period to five years, and in 1798 extended the residency requirement even further, to fourteen years. #Quote by Pratheepan Gulasekaram
America quotes by Robert T. Kiyosaki
#126. America today is less a democracy and more an oligarchy, #Quote by Robert T. Kiyosaki
America quotes by Louis C.K.
#127. Race doesn't mean what it used to in America anymore. It just doesn't. Obama's black, but he's not black the way people used to define that. Is black your experience or the color of your skin? My experience is as a Mexican immigrant, more so than someone like George Lopez. He's from California. But he'll be treated as an immigrant. I am an outsider. My abuelita, my grandmother, didn't speak English. My whole family on my dad's side is in Mexico. I won't ever be called that or treated that way, but it was my experience. #Quote by Louis C.K.
America quotes by Geoffrey Harvey
#128. The 1980s witnessed radical advances in the theorisation of the study of literature in the universities. It had begun in France in the 1960s and it made a large impact on the higher education establishments of Britain and America. New life was breathed into psychoanalytic and Marxist theory, while structuralism gave way to post-structuralism. The stability of the text as a focus of study was challenged by deconstruction, a theory developed by the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, which represented a complete fracture with the old liberal-formalist mode of reading. Coherence and unity were seen as illusory and readers were liberated to aim at their own meanings. Hardy's texts were at the centre of these theoretical movements, including one that came to prominence in the 1980s, feminism. #Quote by Geoffrey Harvey
America quotes by Saidiya V. Hartman
#129. If slavery persists as an issue in the political life of black America, it is not because of an antiquarian obsession with bygone days or the burden of a too-long memory, but because black lives are still imperiled and devalued by a racial calculus and a political arithmetic that were entrenched centuries ago. This is the afterlife of slavery--skewed life chances, limited access to health and education, premature death, incarceration, and impoverishment. #Quote by Saidiya V. Hartman
America quotes by Camille Paglia
#130. I consider myself 100 percent a feminist, at odds with the feminist establishment in America. For me the great mission of feminism is to seek the full political and legal equality of women with men. However, I disagree with many of my fellow feminists as an equal opportunity feminist, who believes that feminism should only be interested in equal rights before the law. I utterly oppose special protection for women where I think that a lot of the feminist establishment has drifted in the last 20 years. #Quote by Camille Paglia
America quotes by Mark Steyn
#131. One reason why the developed world has a difficult job grappling with the Islamist threat is that it doesn't take religion seriously. It condescends to it. In Europe's wholly secularized environment, the enduring religiosity of America is not just odd, but primitive. #Quote by Mark Steyn
America quotes by Eden Connor
#132. Nothing is as American as these big block monsters made of Detroit pig iron. In its day, this car represented everything that was right about this country. Damn near every piece of it was produced here, from the steel in the frame, to the switches behind the dash, to the scoop popping through the hood, to the real chrome on the fender. They're pure America; arrogant, brash, and defiant as hell. You look at one and it pulls on you. Every drop of rebellion in your soul rises to the top. #Quote by Eden Connor
America quotes by Billy Bragg
#133. Even with politics, stuff comes around again. Woody Guthrie would recognize America today. #Quote by Billy Bragg
America quotes by Eddie Huang
#134. America ain't three fifths bad. #Quote by Eddie Huang
America quotes by Bertrand Russell
#135. When Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning-rod, the clergy, both in England and America, with enthusiastic support of George III, condemned it as an impious attempt to defeat the will of God. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
America quotes by Ilya Ilf
#136. California is the most reactionary state in America. Fascist sentiments are very strong here. #Quote by Ilya Ilf
America quotes by Richard Benjamin
#137. If I were an immigrant Latino not born in the US, I could not have written Searching for Whitopia: An Improbably Journey to the Heart of America book. And that is because many of the Whitopians would not have been comfortable talking about their views on immigration, talking about their views on taxes. And they wouldn't have spilled to me the new script on race and poverty as they did. #Quote by Richard Benjamin
America quotes by Joe Biden
#138. There arent any jobs left in America except for the good kind ... Blow Jobs. #Quote by Joe Biden
America quotes by Tom Robbins
#139. For all the ugly vices that capitalism encourages, it's at least interesting, exciting, it offers possiblities. In America, the struggle is at least an individual struggle. And if the individual has strength enough of character, salt enough of wit, the alternatives are thicker than polyesters in a car salesman's closet. In a socialistic system, you're no better or no worse than anybody else.'
But that's equality!'
Bullshit. Unromantic, unattractive bullshit. Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently. #Quote by Tom Robbins
America quotes by Neil Morrissey
#140. I was out there for 12 days. There are more beggars in Soho than there are in Kabul. #Quote by Neil Morrissey
America quotes by Bharati Mukherjee
#141. I thought of America as Natalie Wood and Bob Wagner sprawled on the edge of a Hollywood swimming pool biting into the same red apple. #Quote by Bharati Mukherjee
America quotes by Lynne Withey
#142. The custom of confession seemed designed to encourage sin by granting ready forgiveness.
Neither Abigail nor any member of her family ever wavered in their preference for life in America over life in Europe. In France they lived far grander style than they ever lived in Braintree. ...her unshakable belief was that America was superior to Europe - superiority based on simplicity, its supposed lack of extreme wealth and class distinctions, its religion and its emphasis on family #Quote by Lynne Withey
America quotes by Don King
#143. Who would you vote most likely to succeed? Bob Arum - White, Jewish, a graduate of Harvard, a Kennady Raider, United States Attorney. Don King - black, poor, out of the hard core getto of Cleveland, Ohio, numbers runner, a little confectionary dealer, ex-convict. Now who would you vote to succeed? It would be hands down ... Yet in this great land called America, I have out performed, outachieved, been more recognizable, did more, broke more records, and had more of a phenominal career, where Arum can't tie my shoe string. You understand? #Quote by Don King
America quotes by Lindsey Kelk
#144. New York is made up of millions of different people, and they all come here looking for something #Quote by Lindsey Kelk
America quotes by Mark Twain
#145. Congress: America's only true criminal class. #Quote by Mark Twain
America quotes by Phil Mitchell
#146. Freedom is more than just a willingness to live; it is a force that binds us all. Being truly free is seeing America as our "heart and home." Uniting around a common good will help bring us together in true happiness into the future. #Quote by Phil Mitchell
America quotes by Kiera Cass
#147. The sky is blue, the sun is bright, and Aspen endlessly loves America. #Quote by Kiera Cass
America quotes by Ang Lee
#148. I have two sons in America, and all they care about in Chinese culture is Jackie Chan and Jet Li. #Quote by Ang Lee
America quotes by Charles Edward Merriam
#149. Chicago is unique. It is the only completely corrupt city in America. #Quote by Charles Edward Merriam
America quotes by C.A.A. Savastano
#150. Could America go as a united country for Halloween this year? #Quote by C.A.A. Savastano
America quotes by Louis Farrakhan
#151. If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. #Quote by Louis Farrakhan
America quotes by Jesse Ventura
#152. If Waterboarding is okay, then why don't we let our police do it to criminals so they can find out what they know? Because it's against the law. If we're not going to be a country that stand's for the rule of law, when it's convenient or inconvenient, then what DO we stand for. #Quote by Jesse Ventura
America quotes by Patricia Arquette
#153. I'm excited about the state of women's spiritual life and interior life and who women are. I wish the political establishment would catch up, because we still don't have equal rights in America. #Quote by Patricia Arquette
America quotes by Robert Stone
#154. But Moby-Dick is the explanation of America. It's not just a novel. It is a book of prophecy. It is the book. It is the book of America. #Quote by Robert Stone
America quotes by Ronald Reagan
#155. Let me make our goal ... very clear: jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs ... Our policy has been and will continue to be: What is good for the American workers is good for America. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
America quotes by Hugo Chavez
#156. Long live the Unity of Latin America. #Quote by Hugo Chavez
America quotes by Linda Tripp
#157. Look, if America - if being an American means anything, it means not having to lie under oath, not even for the president. #Quote by Linda Tripp
America quotes by Ted Cruz
#158. Any country that makes U.S. service members get on their knees will feel the full force and fury of the United States of America. #Quote by Ted Cruz
America quotes by George W. Bush
#159. Through much of the last century, America's faith in freedom and democracy was a rock in a raging sea. Now it is a seed upon the wind, taking root in many nations. #Quote by George W. Bush
America quotes by Ted Nugent
#160. As long as we continue to fight in between the jamming with all we have to save America from the current suicidal deathwish of the corrupt, criminal punks intentionally destroying the last best place. #Quote by Ted Nugent
America quotes by Marianne Williamson
#161. I think the heartbreak of September 11 - America's grief not only over the loss of life but also the loss of our own innocence - has expanded us as people because it has tenderized our hearts. On a psychological level, the American people have matured as a result of that awful day. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
America quotes by Andy Rooney
#162. It's just amazing how long this country has been going to hell without ever having got there. #Quote by Andy Rooney
America quotes by John Steinbeck
#163. For it is my opinion that we enclose and celebrate the freaks of our nation and our civilization. Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland. #Quote by John Steinbeck
America quotes by Dave Barry
#164. All other nations are drinking Ray Charles beer and we are drinking Barry Manilow. #Quote by Dave Barry
America quotes by M. C. Gainey
#165. You know what, it's a time honored tradition in movies in America that if you kill enough people in your 30s and 40s and 50s that by the time you get into your 60s you become loveable. #Quote by M. C. Gainey
America quotes by M.F.K. Fisher
#166. In America we eat, collectively, with a glum urge for food to fill us. We are ignorant of flavour. We are as a nation taste-blind. #Quote by M.F.K. Fisher
America quotes by Timothy Pina
#167. For some reason our priorities in America are all screwed up! It's now all about making money ... instead of standing up for what's right! #Quote by Timothy Pina
America quotes by David Frum
#168. Power creates temptations, and that is true even for the smallest increments of power: the power of the building inspector, of the customs official, of the cop at the traffic stop. It took a lot of work by a lot of people over a long time to build even America's highly imperfect standards of public integrity. Undoing that work would be a far easier task. Corruption is the resting state of pubic affairs; integrity a painstaking, unceasing struggle against cultural inertia and political gravity. #Quote by David Frum
America quotes by Kiera Cass
#169. I really hope so. Partly because, yes, we're duty bound to produce heirs. But also ... I want everything with you, America. I want the holidays and the birthdays, the busy seasons and lazy weekends. I want peanut butter finger-prints on my desk. I want inside jokes and fights and everything. I want a life with you. - Maxon Schreave #Quote by Kiera Cass
America quotes by Shirley Chisholm
#170. I am not the candidate of black America, although I am black and proud; I am not the candidate of the women's movement of this country, although I am a woman and I am equally proud of that. I am the candidate of the people of America. And my presence before you now symbolizes a new era in American political history. #Quote by Shirley Chisholm
America quotes by Johnny Marr
#171. I had a feeling about what I wanted to say, and I wasn't really qualified to discuss real things out of America because I didn't grow up there. #Quote by Johnny Marr
America quotes by Greg Gutfeld
#172. It's important not just to confirm normal, commonsense assumptions, but to actually convert the uncertain. To win over those who want to be won over, and sharpen the spear of facts and puncture the flatulent balloon of sanctimonious outrage. We better find them, soon, before America turns into one giant daycare center for dipshits. #Quote by Greg Gutfeld
America quotes by E.B. White
#173. During which time I have experienced the satisfactions of working the land, building the soil, and making brown into green, I am beginning to believe that our new world that will open up after the war should be constructed round a repopulated rural America, so that a reasonably large proportion of the population shall participate in the culture of the earth. The trend is often in the opposite direction, even in peace. As things are now in America, country living is possible only for those who have either the talents and instincts of a true farmer or the means to live wherever they choose. #Quote by E.B. White
America quotes by Gary Shteyngart
#174. Hush, child. Don't be so hard on yourself. Everyone gets to start over again. This America, hon. One dream dies, you get another. #Quote by Gary Shteyngart
America quotes by Gary Ackerman
#175. We have to have some rules and regulations in America, or the world would empty out here. #Quote by Gary Ackerman
America quotes by Tracey Lawrence
#176. I believe, in the years to come, America will look to Rwanda as a very bright light of hope: a country that has been restored by the healing hands of God., , #Quote by Tracey Lawrence
America quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#177. Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
America quotes by Frank Bruni
#178. You can make a successful run for political office in this country without an especially thick résumé, any exceptional talent for expressing yourself, a noteworthy education or, for that matter, a basic grasp of science.

But you better have religion. You better be ready to profess your faith in and fealty to God - the Judeo-Christian one, of course. And you better be convincing. A dust-up last week in the 2014 race for a United States Senate seat from Arkansas provided a sad reminder of this, showing once again that our ballyhooed separation of church and state is less canyon than itty-bitty crack. #Quote by Frank Bruni
America quotes by William J. Clinton
#179. America just works better when more people have a chance to live their dreams. #Quote by William J. Clinton
America quotes by Jimmy Carter
#180. We simply must have faith in each other, faith in our ability to govern ourselves, and faith in the future of this Nation. Restoring that faith and that confidence to America is now the most important task we face. #Quote by Jimmy Carter
America quotes by Cory Bernardi
#181. In America we're seeing the emergence of Donald Trump, who's the anti-establishment candidate, if you will, who's bucking all the conventional political wisdom on the basis of the fact that so many Americans feel that they've been left behind by the political system and that it's working to entrench advantage by insiders, rather than advantage the people of that country. #Quote by Cory Bernardi
America quotes by Simon Singh
#182. the hotline between the presidents of Russia and America is secured via a onetime pad cipher. #Quote by Simon Singh
America quotes by Iggy Azalea
#183. I'd known since about eleven that I wanted to live in America. #Quote by Iggy Azalea
America quotes by Barack Obama
#184. I haven't been sorting through each and every aspect of this. Here's what I know: Hillary Clinton was an outstanding Secretary of State. She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy.' Mr. Wallace pressed further on the jeopardy angle, and Mr. Obama responded again: 'I continue to believe that she has not jeopardized America's national security. Now what I've also said is that - and she has acknowledged - that there's a carelessness, in terms of managing emails ... ' #Quote by Barack Obama
America quotes by Ginnifer Goodwin
#185. I am much more open to plural marriage than I was before, and I now support it in certain situations. I do believe it is right for some people. But our example in America today is gross abuse - I can't support it in fundamentalist compounds. #Quote by Ginnifer Goodwin
America quotes by Walter Mosley
#186. My father cared about the world he lived in, and so he admitted his confusion about his place in America because he didn't want me to make the same mistake in my life. #Quote by Walter Mosley
America quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#187. The other aspect of those weekday-evening trips he loved was the light itself, how it filled the train like something living as the cars rattled across the bridge, how it washed the weariness from his seatmates' faces and revealed them as they were when they first came to the country, when they were young and America seemed conquerable. He'd watch that kind light suffuse the car like syrup, watch it smudge furrows from foreheads, slick gray hairs into gold, gentle the aggressive shine from cheap fabrics into something lustrous and fine. And then the sun would drift, the car rattling uncaringly away from it, and the world would return to its normal sad shapes and colors, the people to their normal sad state, a shift as cruel and abrupt as if it had been made by a sorcerer's wand. #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
America quotes by Pope John Paul II
#188. Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
America quotes by Esther Williams
#189. Barely a teenager, Elizabeth Taylor was already more beautiful and voluptuous than Miss America. When she arrived at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for our magazine shoot, I was bowled over. I couldn't believe she was only fourteen. She filled out a swimsuit better than I did. We did the pictures, including one shot of me teaching her to float. With that superstructure of hers, she floated just fine. What she couldn't do was sink. #Quote by Esther Williams
America quotes by Ann Coulter
#190. Judging by their positions at the time, rather than their post hoc allegations, Democrats adored the Soviet Union. Congressional Democrats repeatedly opposed funding anti-Communist rebels, they opposed Reagan's military build-up, they opposed building a shield to protect America from incoming missiles, they opposed putting missiles in Europe. As a rule, Democrats opposed anything opposed by their cherished Soviet Union. #Quote by Ann Coulter
America quotes by James Gray
#191. At least in America, the narrative is I'm a Cannes favorite. But, in fact, I've had my best experience in Venice, both with the audience and the jury. #Quote by James Gray
America quotes by Chris Christie
#192. The greatness of America is in the American people. And what we need to do is get the government the hell out of the way and let the American people win once again. #Quote by Chris Christie
America quotes by Upton Sinclair
#193. If you wanted to understand a politician you mustn't pay too much attention to his speeches, but find out who were his paymasters. A politician couldn't rise in public life, in France any more than in America, unless he had the backing of big money, and it was in times of crisis like this that he paid his debts. X #Quote by Upton Sinclair
America quotes by Peter Lewis Allen
#194. Perhaps more than any other disease before or since, syphilis in early modern Europe provoked the kind of widespread moral panic that AIDS revived when it struck America in the 1980s. #Quote by Peter Lewis Allen
America quotes by Anthony Hopkins
#195. I love traveling. I like to keep moving. I love the big open spaces in America. #Quote by Anthony Hopkins
America quotes by William J. Clinton
#196. You cannot have an integrated world and have your say all the time. America can lead the world towards that, but we cannot dominate and run the world in that direction. There is a big difference. #Quote by William J. Clinton
America quotes by Charles Dickens
#197. I think it impossible, utterly impossible, for any Englishman to live here [in America], and be happy. #Quote by Charles Dickens
America quotes by Neil Gaiman
#198. Alviss, son of Vindalf. He's the king of the dwarfs. The biggest, mightiest, greatest of all the dwarf folk.
"But he's not a dwarf," pointed out Shadow. "He's what, five-eight?"
"Which makes him a giant among dwarfs," said Czernobog from behind him. "Tallest dwarf in America. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
America quotes by Will Rogers
#199. There is two types of Larceny, Petty and Grand. They are supposed to be the same in the eyes of the law, but judges always put a little extra on you for Petty, which is kind of a fine for stupidness. #Quote by Will Rogers
America quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#200. I know now that all people hunger for a noble, unsullied past, that as sure as the black nationalist dreams of a sublime Africa before the white man's corruption, so did Thomas Jefferson dream of an idyllic Britain before the Normans, so do all of us dream of some other time when things were so simple. I know now that that hunger is a retreat from the knotty present into myth and that what ultimately awaits those who retreat into fairy tales, who seek refuge in the mad pursuit to be made great again, in the image of greatness that never was, is tragedy. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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