America quotes

  • Like most parents, I've been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: 'What is the point of geography - the pilot always knows where we are going?'. Answer: 'If you didn't know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn't be able to put them right because you wouldn't know where they live.'
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Thinking #America #People

  • Celebrity is a national drama whose characters' parts and plots are written by the tabloids, gossip columnists, websites and interactive buttons. The famous don't actually have to turn up to their own lives at all.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Drama #Character #America

  • America didn’t bypass or escape civilization. It did something far more profound, far cleverer: it simply changed what civilization could be.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Civilization #America #Profound

  • Shammiji is said to be India's answer to Elvis Presley, but I say that Elvis Presley is America's answer to Shammi Kapoor. The mark of a good actor is the belief with which he gives a shot and Shammiji gave his each shot with a strong belief and that makes him a great actor of all times.
    -- Aamir Khan

    #Strong #America #Giving

  • Together, these advocates create a pro-Israeli case so compelling that the idea and reality of Israel has worked itself deep into American culture, politics and foreign policy. Many American Jews refuse to accept it, but the real debate between Israel’s supporters and detractors in America is all but over.
    -- Aaron David Miller

    #Real #Ideas #America

  • I think America right now is looking for somebody who appeals to every faction.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Thinking #America #Factions

  • Josh: So, Toby, it’s election night. What do you say about a country that goes out of its way to protect even those citizens that try to destroy it? Toby: God bless America.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Country #Night #America

  • It's funny because if you ever ask anyone in England to try and do a Beatles accent, no one knows what they really sound like. If you ask anyone in America, they would try and give it a go. English people just know their songs.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Song #America #People

  • In America, people think being South Asian is still kind of exotic. When you go outside New York and Chicago and L.A., there are people who have never tried Indian food... they've never even tasted it!
    -- Aasif Mandvi

    #New York #Thinking #America

  • So I had this completely unrealistic idea of what America was — but I wanted to be there.
    -- Aasif Mandvi

    #Ideas #America #Wanted

  • We feel strongly that the spirit characteristic of America at its noblest, above all the pursuit of higher learning, cannot admit of any conditions as to personnel other than those designed to promote the objects for which this institution is established, and particularly with no regard whatever to accidents of race, creed, or sex.
    -- Abraham Flexner

    #Sex #America #Race

  • All that harms labor is treason to America.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #America #Presidential #Harm

  • The eyes of that species of extinct giant, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara as our eyes do now.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Eye #America #Giants

  • I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Art #War #America

  • There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #America #Labor

  • I think we can see how blessed we are in America to have access to the kind of health care we do if we are insured, and even if uninsured, how there is a safety net. Now, as to the problem of how much health care costs and how we reform health care ... it is another story altogether.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Blessed #Thinking #America

  • When America is chasing you, the whole world is chasing you.
    -- Abu Abbas

    #America #World #Chasing

  • What hard evidence is there that Obama doesn't want ebola in America?
    -- Adam Baldwin

    #Ebola #America #Want

  • Gore speaks to America as if English is its second language; George W. speaks as if English is his second language.
    -- Adam Clymer

    #America #Language #Speak

  • Over all, there are now more people under “correctional supervision” in America-more than six million-than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #America #People #Height

  • 'The Voice' is built on positivity. Once we started filming, I knew that America was really going to love it.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Positivity #Voice #America

  • Poland is an ally of the United States of America. It was our duty to show that we are a reliable, loyal, and predictable ally. America needed our help, and we had to give it.
    -- Adam Michnik

    #America #Giving #Allies

  • America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #Powerful #Play #America

  • And in this community, as in all others, the Golden Rule still applies - we must be act toward other nations as we would have them act towards America.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #America #Community #Golden

  • An America that inspires hope in its ideals must complement an America that inspires awe in its strength.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #America #Inspire #Awe

  • The legacy of the Armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #America #Legacy #Woven

  • There are conservative people in all colours in America.
    -- Adepero Oduye

    #America #People #Conservative

  • In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Witty #Humorous #America

  • WHAT is America but beauty queens, millionaires, stupid records and Hollywood?
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Queens #Stupid #America

  • You want to buy cars and houses and castles, all of that's on you and how America has systematized your mind to be into materialism. Hip-hop ain't got nothing to do with that. I'm glad that anybody making money has picked themselves up - I just want them to give some of it back to the community.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #America #Giving #Car

  • Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they're afraid that they'll be forgotten. And in America they're quite right. They will be.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #America #People #Agonizing

  • America has invested her religion as well as her morality in sound income-paying securities. She has adopted the unassailable position of a nation blessed because it deserves to be blessed; and her sons, whatever other theologies they may affect or disregard, subscribe unreservedly to this national creed.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Blessed #Son #America

  • Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world.
    -- Ahmad Alaadeen

    #Music #Race #America

  • I just feel happy to be in America, like I said, it's the most beautiful country in the world.
    -- Ahmed Ali

    #Beautiful #Country #America

  • I accommodated practically all of the liberation movements, including those of Latin America.
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Latin #America #Movement

  • I can say now: all the combatants who participated in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria; it's from there that all those who fought left. We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them, we created networks.
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Fighting #America #Algeria

  • America betrays its friends. It sets them up and betrays them. I'd rather be America's enemy.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #America #Enemy #Betray

  • Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty - to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America's domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle - either victory or martyrdom.
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Country #Son #America

  • When I turn on my radio, when I hear that Negroes have been lynched in America, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when I turn on my radio, when I hear that Jews have been insulted, mistreated, persecuted, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when, finally, I turn on my radio and hear that in Africa forced labor has been inaugurated and legalized, I say that we have certainly been lied to: Hitler is not dead.
    -- Aime Cesaire

    #America #Justice #Radio

  • America makes up its own mind about what it wants to see.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #America #Mind #Want

  • There is no doubt that America is a superpower of the world and we cannot ignore them.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #America #Doubt #World

  • If we have any problems, it's always with the government of the United States.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Government #America #United States

  • The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.
    -- Al Franken

    #Money #Media #America

  • If Republicans eliminate Medicare, America will become a country in which you can never retire - and once you physically can no longer work, you are desperately poor until you die.
    -- Al Franken

    #Country #America #Republican

  • In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality.
    -- Al Gore

    #Reality #America #United States

  • Remember America, I gave you the Internet and I can take it away.
    -- Al Gore

    #America #Remember #Internet

  • (George Bush) betrayed this country! He played on our fears. He took America on an ill-conceived foreign adventure dangerous to our troops, an adventure preordained and planned before 9/11 ever took place!
    -- Al Gore

    #Country #Adventure #America

  • I did very extensive diligence on Al Jazeera English, the network from which Al Jazeera America is going to be derived, and it's really very clear that they have long since established a reputation for excellence and integrity and objectivity.
    -- Al Gore

    #Integrity #Objectivity #America

  • The American dream? We don't have a dream in Britain because we're bloody awake!
    -- Al Murray

    #Dream #America #World

  • Our cheeky sidekick. We're like a motorcycle and sidecar.
    -- Al Murray

    #America #Motorcycle #Sidekicks

  • In America most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Italian #America #Half

  • Watching the scenes out of New Orleans, if you turn down the sound it could be the Sudan or any Third World country. But it's not. it's the United States of America.
    -- Al Roker

    #Country #America #New Orleans

  • The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach 'one language.' No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Fighting #Iraq #America

  • While the rest of the country waves the flag of Americana, we understand we are not part of that. We don't owe America anything - America owes us.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Country #America #Patriotism

  • America can't work for only some people and become a dream for all people. It has to work for everyone. And even though everyone might not end up at the same place, if everyone starts with the same beginning, then that's the dream fulfilled. We all don't have the same abilities, but we should have the same opportunities.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Dream #Opportunity #America

  • Pulling the plug on the BlackBerry could cost corporate America millions of dollars. The BlackBerry is more than e-mail but a handheld office, and if you shut down the BlackBerry, you shut off the data that powers American business.
    -- Al Smith

    #Data #America #Office

  • I own almost 100 hotels in North America. Some of them are only in management, but some of them we have some small stakes in them.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #America #Management #Stakes

  • Hawai'i has often been called a melting pot, but I think of it more as a 'mixed plate'---a scoop of rice with gravy, a scoop of macaroni salad, a piece of mahi-mahi, and a side of kimchi. Many different tastes share the plate, but none of them lose their individual flavor, and together they make up a uniquely 'local' cuisine. This is also, I believe, what America is at its best---a whole greater than the sum of it's parts.
    -- Alan Brennert

    #Believe #Thinking #America

  • 'Civilians' is a term I love. It's what Elizabeth Hurley used to describe people who weren't on TV.
    -- Alan Carr

    #America #People #World

  • Fear and hatred are the legacy of Ronald Reagan. America's vision of peace and freedom [is being] blasted by the guns of the U.S. Navy in Lebanon, the guns of U.S. paratroopers in Grenada, and the guns of U.S. helicopters in Honduras and El Salvador.
    -- Alan Cranston

    #Gun #America #Hatred

  • If America has the right to target Osama bin Laden, or terrorists, of course Israel has the right to defend itself from terrorism.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Israel #America #Target

  • The Republican health care plan: don't get sick ... The Republicans have a back up plan in case you do get sick ... This is what the Republicans want you to do. If you get sick America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly!
    -- Alan Grayson

    #America #Sick #Dumb

  • If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly.
    -- Alan Grayson

    #America #Sick #Care

  • [Barack] Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it is coming true. He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Country #Thinking #America

  • I do feel more myself in America. I can regress there, and they have roller-coaster parks.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #America #Political #Parks

  • I just wanted to be the first one to fly for America, not because I'd end up in the pages of history books.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Book #America #Pages

  • In America, everybody thinks they're an entrepreneur. That's the problem. It's not a title that anybody should call oneself.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Thinking #America #Entrepreneur

  • America's a very traumatized society.
    -- Alanis Morissette


  • Europe seems a little softer, but in America it's harsh. In L.A., where I live, it's all about perfectionism.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Europe #America #Littles

  • Jeremy, are we going to play your games?
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #America #Games #Play

  • Baseball is part of America's plot, part of America's mysterious, underlying design-the plot in which we all conspire and collude, the plot of the story of our national life.
    -- Albert Allen Bartlett

    #Baseball #America #Design

  • If liberty is worth keeping and free representative government worth saving, we must stand for all American fundamentals-not some, but all. All are woven into the great fabric of our national well-being. We cannot hold fast to some only, and abandon others that, for the moment, we find inconvenient. If one American fundamental is prostrated, others in the end will surely fall.
    -- Albert J. Beveridge

    #Fall #America #Government

  • He has made us the master organizers of the world . . . to overwhelm the forces of reaction throught the earth . . . . This is the divine mission of America . . . . We are trustees of the world's progress, guardians of its righteous peace. [Progressive]
    -- Albert J. Beveridge

    #America #Progress #World

  • Another strange notion pervading whole peoples is that the State has money of its own; and nowhere is this absurdity more firmly fixed than in America. The State has no money. It produces nothing. It existence is purely parasitic, maintained by taxation; that is to say, by forced levies on the production of others. 'Government money,' of which one hears so much nowadays, does not exist; there is no such thing.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Government #America #Doe

  • We're talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it's very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Thinking #America #Issues

  • If cruelty is no longer declared unlawful, but instead is applied as a matter of policy, it alters the fundamental relationship of man to government. It destroys the whole notion of individual rights. The Constitution recognizes that man has an inherent right, not bestowed by the state or laws, to personal dignity, including the right to be free of cruelty. It applies to all human beings, not just in America - even those designated as 'unlawful enemy combatants.' If you make this exception the whole Constitution crumbles.
    -- Alberto J. Mora

    #Men #Law #America

  • To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Agency #America #People

  • I've always felt that stylists such as you have in America are ashamed of a car and are preoccupied with making it look like something else, like a submarine or an airship...As an engineer, I revolt against this.
    -- Alec Issigonis

    #America #Car #Looks

  • In America everything is fantastical.
    -- Alejo Carpentier


  • I'll take any life in which I can make choices and have agency, and America is not a bad place for all that.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Agency #America #Choices

  • I did not intend to stay; I had no experience in the United States - I may have been here less than 24 hours - but I knew I would never get inside there. And 'there' not being America necessarily, but that harmonious mode of living that some people are lucky enough to have in this country.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Country #America #People

  • When I came to America, I was already a writer, already published in Bosnia. I was planning to go back, but I had no choice but to stay here after the civil war, so I enrolled at Northwestern in a master's program and studied American literature.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #War #America #Choices

  • Here in America, people are very professional.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #America #People

  • Children's programming in America, I think it's pretty shoddy in terms of lack of diversity. It's pretty much cartoons and Disney sort of shows. I don't find any of that stimulating for children.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #Children #Thinking #America

  • So much for the crusade against drugs . . . all America is actually doing is consolidating its position as the biggest dealer in addictive and lethal substances on the planet, waging war on all rivals, whether they take the form of the Thai domestic tobacco industry or the Colombian cocaine cartels.
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #War #America #Drug

  • America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Country #Men #America

  • One day every major city in America will have a telephone.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Cities #America #One Day

  • I think the new generations in America, the America's youth, no longer care about Vietnam. They don't want to hear any more about it.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #Thinking #America #Generations

  • As I look back at the span of the Cold War in those early days, in the '50s, for example, there was a great deal of Soviet propaganda here in the United States, but it was clumsy, and it was anchored to a lot of ideological support in certain circles in America itself.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #War #Circles #America

  • By a steady adherence to the Union we may hope, erelong, to become the arbiter of Europe in America, and to be able to incline the balance of European competitions in this part of the world as our interest may dictate.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Europe #America #Competition

  • In the short walk between his aeroplane and reaching the outside world at Heathrow, Michael Bywater encountered no fewer than 93 separate notices telling him off for things he hadn't done or which hadn't even occurred to him to do. Being bossed and patronised are two sensations that most sophisticated adults would sooner do without and yet we are bossed and patronised, by the media, by politicians, by business, by advertising agencies and the public services, more now than at any other time in our history. Why should this be?
    -- Alexander Waugh

    #Media #Two #America

  • If you travel to the States... they have a lot of different words than like what we use. For instance: they say 'elevator', we say 'lift'; they say 'drapes', we say 'curtains'; they say 'president', we say 'seriously deranged git.'
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #America #President #Different

  • There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Party #Men #America

  • Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Flames #America #Secret

  • America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #America #Be Good

  • The home of the homeless all over the earth.
    -- Alfred Billings Street

    #Home #America #Earth

  • In order to threaten Iran, you [America] say that you can secure the energy flow in the region. You are wrong. Beware that if you make the slightest mistake over Iran, the energy flow through this region will be seriously endangered. You will never be capable of providing energy security in this region. You are not capable and you should know this.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Mistake #America #Iran

  • Today, America poses a threat to peace and security in the world. Therefore, the slogan "Death to America" is no longer used only by our people. Today, you see throughout the world people setting fire to the effigy of the American president and chanting the slogan "Death to America." This is because of the American regime's exaggerated demands, its arrogance, its vanity, and its desire to control, and because it is a pawn in the hands of the Zionists.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #America #Fire #Vanity

  • They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Sex #Moving #America

  • We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.
    -- Alice Paul

    #America #Democracy #Twenties