Quotes and Sayings about America



"I've wanted somehow to convey to you the sensations - the atmospheric pressure, you might say - of what it is to be seriously a long-term prisoner in an American prison."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: American, Pressure, Prison, Sensations)

"American Idol has taken over my whole life."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Life, American)

"America fell in love with the innocence of a kid who just was honest, saying, I did the best I could, and I had no formal training."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Love, America, Innocence, Saying, Training)

"I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)

"I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Americans)

"I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, American, Loyalty)

"It's also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the... as the most important authority in the region, and that currently is the United States of America."
- John Abizaid
(Related: People, America, Authority, Blame, states, United, World)

"Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: American, Doubt, Foreign relations, Historians, Years)

"Thousands across America are glued to their web cast to hear this. And actually, I've never met one human being who said that they had seen one of those."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: America, Being)

"I hope America sees I am a goofy guy andI'm kind a crazy, I hope they see that I am a musician aswell, that I have music all around my body - I'm just exfoliating music, and I just hope America sees that."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Music, Hope, America, Body)

"I had no idea I could make it this far. And the fact that they told me I made it this far and that America is going to vote for me, I freaked out."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Idea, America, Fact, Vote)

"When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: America, First, Freedom, Law, Living, Memory, Press)

"If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: America, Democracy, Freedom, Risk)

"We have to have some rules and regulations in America, or the world would empty out here."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: America, Rules, World)

"The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: American, President, Sea)

"American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Society, American)

"We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby."
- Jack Adams
(Related: American, Fact)

"You could tell that America was gearing up for war."
- Jack Adams
(Related: War, America)

"I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."
- John Adams
(Related: Design, America, Earth, Mankind, Providence, Wonder)

"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation."
- John Adams
(Related: Nature, Virtue, America, Confusion, Constitution, Credit, Honor, Ignorance, Want)

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: America)

"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

"America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live."
- Jane Addams
(Related: Home, America, Future, School, Will)

"You have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: People, America, Entertainment, Majority, Media, World)

"Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put it to America's sweetheart."
- John Agar
(Related: America, First, Man)

"Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Change, People, America, Credit, Now, states, United)

"Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful."
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Related: Thought, America, Europe, Italy)

"Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: People, American, Choice)

"The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Business, America, Job)

"So I'm not really quite sure what Landis' plans were to make another one. The American Werewolf in Paris was a completely separate story."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: American, Paris)

"I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: America, Celebrity, Example, Responsibility, Sound, Trying)

"I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: American, Now, Old)

"True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them."
- George D. Aiken
(Related: People, American, Conservation, Income, Land, Public, Want, Water)

"CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad."
- Roger Ailes
(Related: America, Wrong)

"Unlike most major American cities, Honolulu is geographically insulated from the rest of the country. When disaster strikes we cannot call on neighboring states for assistance."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: American, Cities, Country, Disaster, Rest, states)

"As it has for America's other indigenous peoples, I believe the United States must fulfill its responsibility to Native Hawaiians."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: America, Responsibility, states, United)

"I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?'"
- Malin Akerman
(Related: American, First, Months, Past, Play, Song)

"We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Age, Church, American, Grief, Now, Spirit, Zeal)

"I hope I'm exactly what America is looking for, I don't know, I'm just going to be myself and hope that they love it. That's all I can do."
- Lauren Alaina
(Related: Love, Hope, America)

"Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: American, Harmony)

"Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Equality, Power, People, America, Iraq, Land)

"America is interested in re-arranging the region as it sees fit."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: America)

"The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Control, American, Israel, Will)

"Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Experience, America, Country, Palestine, Today)

"When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Americans)

"American critics are like American universities. They both have dull and half-dead faculties."
- Edward Albee
(Related: American)

"If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: America, Force, Future, Nation)

"I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: War, Americans, Being, World, World war)

"I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Love, Americans, Europe)

"Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: American, Rights, Human rights, Principles)

"The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam, and will never succeed in Iraq."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: American, Iraq, Succeed, Vietnam, Will)

"All I want to do is make sure that art is available to all Americans in a participatory way, whether you engage in the art process yourself or you're an audience member."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art, Americans, Want)

"Put too many one-size-fits-all jackets on Americans and the place explodes."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Americans)

"It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Music, Character, American, Living, Moods)

"I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry."
- Rodney Alexander
(Related: Failure, African, Leaders)

"Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Dance, America)

"I just feel happy to be in America, like I said, it's the most beautiful country in the world."
- Ahmed Ali
(Related: America, Country, World)

"Is America truly a democracy? Has America ever been a democracy with the institution of slavery?"
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: America, Democracy, Slavery)

"Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Dreams, American, Americans, Festivities, Generations, Hardship, Pursuit, Racism)

"This October, we renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in America. Together, we can eliminate domestic violence from homes across the country and ensure that our children grow up in healthy, peaceful communities."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Abuse, America, Children, Country, Fight, October, Violence)

"I think America is on the right track."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: America, Right)

"We are succeeding in Iraq. Thank you, America."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: America, Iraq)

"Wilson thought in terms of the whole world; Harding was for America first. And, finally, whereas Wilson wanted America to exert itself nobly, Harding wanted to give it a rest."
- Frederick Lewis Allen
(Related: Thought, America, First, Rest, World)

"In some ways, September 11, 2001, seems a long time ago. Yet we have done so much in only a few years, and we will continue to do so in the future, to prevent such attacks on America."
- George Allen
(Related: Time, America, Future, Will, Years)

"Going in, I knew I wasn't one of the top ones, because I didn't even make the pre-season All-American team. That shows you what people thought of me right there, so I knew I had to go to work."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Right)

"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."
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: America, Disease, Europe)

"We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Americans, Habits, Manners)

"If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

"If we had loads of money as a family, things would be different and they'd come to visit more and I'd get to spend more time here. But I'm laying down roots in America so when I'm there, just being at home, it's harder to break away from that."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Money, Time, Family, Home, America, Being, Visit)

"America feels like home as much as it does here. Although it's a strange situation as I feel almost like I'm in no-man's land some of the time, because although I'm a resident, I still can't vote so I don't really have a say in what goes on where I live."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Home, Time, America, Land, Vote)

"I had a really good time with Martha Stewart, who also is somebody I really admire a lot. I've learned a lot from her and I think all of America has, about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients and making things beautiful and special."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Time, America, Attention, Detail)

"Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, American, Care, Entrepreneurs, Internet)

"By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America!"
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, Quality, American, Care, Giving, Will)

"I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Medical, Americans, Community, Congress, May, Research)

"Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies."
- Woody Allen
(Related: America, Crime, Office)

"I like America, and I think probably the American people like me."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: People, America, American)

"Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: God, People, Americans, Will, Yesterday)

"Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: People, American, End, Now)

"There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!"
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: American)

"There is no presence of American infidels in the city of Baghdad."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: American)

"We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: History, Americans, Night, Poison, Soldiers, Will)

"The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Americans, Feet, Nations, Prostitution, United)

"We hear foreign accents on CNN. It's crazy, it's wild, who knows, maybe they'll take you because you certainly don't fit in, in the American spectrum of news."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: American, News)

"I'm not an American but I have always had the outsiders' respect for the American people and the American way."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: People, American, Respect)

"To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: African, American)

"World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, Optimism, Americans, World, World war)

"American corporations hate to give away money."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Money, American, Corporations, Hate)

"American is the first democratic nation-state."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: American, First, Nation)

"The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: American, Constitution, Words)

"Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I've studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Men, American, Choice)

"In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Women, America, Approval)

"American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England."
- John Amery
(Related: American, England, Numbers, Troops)

"The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort, had never been terribly pertinent."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: American, Effort)

"In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

"There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: America, Dictators, Military)

"The situation in America is when it starts moving there, all the bands from England move over to America and work from there, so that they're available all the time for everyone that wants them in person."
- Benny Anderson
(Related: Time, Work, America, England)

"Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy."
- Dave Anderson
(Related: Americans, Understanding)

"I think in a sense this is a house that was built on a bad foundation. And the foundation was the Americans coming here and allowing the sacking, burning and plunder of Baghdad, for whatever reason."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Americans, Reason, Sense)

"Life has become terribly insecure. It's on the vortex of civil war. It's difficult to know how America will bring it back from the brink and build up good will."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Life, War, America, Will)

"Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

"As a New Yorker, I'm someone who lives on an island and looks across to America."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: America)

"I'm an American before any party preference."
- Lynn Anderson
(Related: American, Party)

"It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: American, Writer)

"I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day."
- Paul Thomas Anderson
(Related: Happiness, American, Day, Pride, Sense, World)

"I've been working with them for a couple years and a couple of projects. Essentially Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is the chief litigator for this corporation, this Alliance, and their job is to prosecute corporate polluters of the great bodies of water in North America."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Alliance, America, Corporate, Job, Projects, Water, Years)

"You always want to try to make something new, and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Leader, America, Economics, Today, Want, World)

"I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Hope, America, Culture, Nation, Will, World)

"I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Leader, Courage, Hope, America, Spirit, World)

"At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Time, People, Courage, American)

"One thing I would like to see is a stronger ladder series for up-and-coming American drivers."
- Michael Andretti
(Related: American)

"Only when I came to America did I think of myself as British."
- Naveen Andrews
(Related: America)

"There is one word in America that says it all, and that one word is, 'You never know.'"
- Joaquin Andujar
(Related: America, Word)

"The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

"Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends."
- Kenneth Anger
(Related: America, Legends, Mythology)

"There are many young Americans that are very distant from our political process."
- Kurt Angle
(Related: Americans)

"You know, I am mainstream America, and it really doesn't matter what party you're in. When you call your children and you say 'How are you?' - and what you are really asking is, 'Do you still have your job? And are you able to make the mortgage payment?', That resonates across the state, not across party lines."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: America, Children, Job, Party, State)

"When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet. When the French make movies, they aim at Paris."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Movies, Americans, Paris)

"My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

"I had to choose between American and British actors, and it didn't take me more than a second to decide: Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Actors, American)

"America is the only country capable of producing national movies: its culture has become a global culture."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: America, Country, Culture)

"Thank God we're not like America: everyone wants to look like they're 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women. I think men revere older women."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Men, Women, God, Europe)

"In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Education, Sex, America, Culture, Disease, Fact, Folk)

"Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris."
- Thomas Gold Appleton
(Related: Americans, Paris)

"I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: American, Fighting, Games, Gold, July, Kids, Will)

"In America, you watch TV and think that's totally unreal, then you step outside and it's just the same."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: America)

"We're going to have a tax cut. Today's American family is overtaxed at all levels."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Family, American, Tax, Today)

"I don't believe America will justifiably make an unprovoked attack on another nation. It would not be consistent with what we have been as a nation or what we should be as a nation."
- Dick Armey
(Related: America, Nation, Will)

"Make no mistake about it. These are not 'kookie' birds. Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the political scene in America, is called the Tea Party movement."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Mistake, America, Birds, Now, Party, Right, Tea)

"What is going on in America is extreme. The youth cult, they worship youth so much it's almost paranoid. And LA is the Mecca of it all; they're taking it to the hilt."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: America, Extreme, Worship, Youth)

"American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: People, Ability, American, Country)

"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."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: America, Pretty, Temper)

"The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: War, Determination, American, First, Now, Trying)

"President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

"Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: American, Country, Living, Treasure)

"At one of the annual conventions of the American Society for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Society, Time, Aesthetics, American, Confusion)

"Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Society, America)

"At American Airlines, we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Love, Travel, American, Pretty)

"Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Time, American, Past, Years)

"The executive moves we are announcing today will strengthen American for the long-term future and reflect well on the depth of the Company's management team."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Management, American, Company, Future, Today, Will)

"These are times of unprecedented challenge and change in the airline industry, and the appointments we are announcing today will put American in an even stronger position to continue the substantial progress that has already been made under the tenets of our Turnaround Plan."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Change, Progress, American, Challenge, Today, Will)

"We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Nature, American, Democracy, Freedom)

"The FBI. is a massive culture. It's been a culture that served America well, and it's been focused on prosecution. But what we need in terms of terrorism is prevention."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: America, Culture, Prevention, Terrorism)

"When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: America, College)

"When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Society, American, Being)

"I was put in the Air Corps. I was never educated to serve in the military, but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me."
- Leon Askin
(Related: American, Military)

"It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die."
- Margot Asquith
(Related: People, American, Race)

"What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it."
- Margot Asquith
(Related: America, Columbus, Pity)

"I think most British people who say they can do an American accent are so bad at it. I find it excruciating. I find it excruciating the other way around, too."
- Eileen Atkins
(Related: People, American)

"What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Art, America, Now)

"I don't know who will lead us through the '90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul."
- Lee Atwater
(Related: Society, Soul, Heart, American, Spiritual, Will)

"Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Poetry, American, Aristocracy, Literary, Responsibility)

"You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: People, America, England, Secrets)

"A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Work, People, America, Man, Office)

"It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: America, England, Murder)

"If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Life, Family, Success, America, Names)

"After all, I long to be in America again, nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe, it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind, and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any portion of the world beside."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Home, Peace, America, Comfort, Europe, Mind, World)

"I guess I wanted to leave America for awhile. It wasn't that I wanted to become an expatriate, or just never come back, I needed some breathing room. I'd already been translating French poetry, I'd been to Paris once before and liked it very much, and so I just went."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Poetry, America, Paris)

"The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Health, Life, People, Ability, American, Building, Care, College, Country, Fact, Future, Job, Jobs, Kids, Right, Will)

"But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

"People understand we're on the doorstep of doing something really historic that will help the American people and strengthen our country for the long run."
- David Axelrod
(Related: People, American, Country, Help, Will)

"I don't think I'm really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Life, Music, America)

"Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it's incumbent upon us to."
- Dan Aykroyd
(Related: America, Enemy, Oil)

"Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her. The tone I tried to convey in the letter is, look, you are a part of a great American historical process."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: American)

"If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Achievement, American)

"Furthermore, America suffers not only from a lack of standards, but also not infrequently from a confusion or an inversion of standards."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: America, Confusion)

"An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Quality, American, Day, Present, Quantity, Reading, State, World)

"American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Society, Failure, American, Authority, Democracy)

"Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America."
- Joe Baca
(Related: America, Americans)

"Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Americans, Day, Independence)

"Head Start's ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America's future success."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Success, Ability, America, Children, Future, Will)

"As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Men, Women, America, Military, Pride)

"American families be warned, if the White House doesn't send your jobs overseas, they'll send your kids."
- Joe Baca
(Related: American, Jobs, Kids)

"Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

"We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread funding for federal job training services."
- Joe Baca
(Related: America, Job, Neglect, Training, Workers)

"To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Opportunity, Action, America, Congress, Help, Republican, Security, Trade, Workers)

"Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

"The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Business, Ability, America, Nation, Service)

"The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner."
- Joe Baca
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Employees, Rights)

"Products made in China are cheap through the exploitation of the workforce. Every time we shop, we are driving the nail further into the coffin of American manufacturing jobs."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Time, American, Driving, Exploitation, Jobs, Manufacturing)

"Metal is still the biggest music now in America."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Music, America, Now)

"I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

"As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: America, Cities, Jobs, states)

"For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: American, English, Tradition, Years)

"For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Hope, America, Country, Freedom, Generations, Land)

"Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Medical, American, Gambling, School, University, Will)

"Immigration in America is a highly polarized issue and there are passionate views on both sides."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: America)

"Most illegals are without health insurance, and when these workers need emergency healthcare, the American taxpayer gets stuck with the bill."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Health, American, Healthcare, Workers)

"The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: History, War, America, Effort, Now, Project, Veterans)

"Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Opportunity, America, Rest, Sense, World)

"It's almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it's harder for us."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Men, People, America, Philosophy)

"America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: America, Land, World)

"It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue."
- Brian Baird
(Related: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

"I think the American government is now the most corrupt government in the world."
- Ginger Baker
(Related: Government, American, Now, World)

"Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)

"In America nothing dies easier than tradition."
- Russell Baker
(Related: America, Nothing, Tradition)

"It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Life, American, Law)

"In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses."
- Russell Baker
(Related: America)

"Americans like fat books and thin women."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Women, Americans, Books)

"What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Home, Americans, Right, Trees)

"I also got a chance to go to the American Museum in New York, which helped my interest."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: American, Chance, Interest)

"Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: American, Fantasy, Kids)

"Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: God, Thought, America, Animation, Children, Country, Disney, Mind)

"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
(Related: American)

"The realization of a sustainable economic development strategy for Maine's Native American communities has always been a priority and a critical element of my administration's overall economic development strategy."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Strategy, Development, American)

"American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: History, American)

"Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Americans, Disease, Fact, Homosexuality, Journey)

"I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, America, Country, Reason, Right, World)

"It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Music, America, Americans, Limits, Sentimentality, Understanding)

"The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land."
- James Baldwin
(Related: History, American, Land)

"You know what, man? I don't have time to worry about what people think. I'm focused on the youth of America. I'm focused on the kids who are dressing like whores. Because that's the message in the media."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Time, People, America, Kids, Man, Media, Worry, Youth)

"Americans are not saving enough for retirement."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Americans, Retirement)

"Until 1956, America treated Israel not much differently from other friendly states."
- George Ball
(Related: America, Israel, states)

"Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation."
- George Ball
(Related: Americans, Doubt, Interest, Israel, Nation, Responsibility)

"Most Americans approach the problems of the Middle East with a pro-Israeli bias - and rightly so."
- George Ball
(Related: Americans, Problems)

"The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Car, Dreams, American, Assassination, Vietnam, World)

"In spite of all this noise, customers are still definitely buying in North America, and they're really, really buying internationally."
- Jim Balsillie
(Related: America, Buying)

"I've given no thought to moving to America at all."
- Eric Bana
(Related: Thought, America)

"I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: America, Constitution, Country, Day, Living, Project, Years)

"We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Society, American, Now, Word)

"I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

"I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor."
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Americans, Fight)

"When kids can't afford to see it anymore maybe we'll have a whole resurgence of garage bands all over America and this New Wave thing will start to mean something on a grass roots level."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: America, Kids, Will)

"If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: American, Help, Theater, Want)

"And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Legal, People, Americans)

"I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese."
- Iain Banks
(Related: American, Future)

"But really, it was reading that led me to writing. And in particular, reading the American classics like Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives of ordinary people can be made into high art."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Age, Art, People, American, Reading, Writing)

"Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?"
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Women, American)

"In addressing you I feel that I am not so much speaking to the representatives of diverse States of Europe and America as to the exponents of principles and hopes that are common to us all, and without which our life on earth would be a life without horizon or prospect."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Life, America, Earth, Europe, Principles, states)

"My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: America, Country, England, Popular, Racing, Running)

"In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed - and so is their music."
- Chris Barber
(Related: Life, Music, America, Self)

"Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

"I think the American people are very smart in understanding our country is very trustworthy with nuclear weapons. We've had them from the beginning. But they have also been critical for keeping the world more at peace than it would have been if it hadn't been for the American nuclear umbrella."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Peace, People, American, Beginning, Country, Understanding, Weapons, World)

"The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There've been no - no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: History, Time, Policy, American, Congress)

"Everybody in Spain is sick of me. But in America, there's curiosity about the new kid on the block who doesn't speak English very well. The attention makes me feel vulnerable, which is something I hadn't felt in a while. But I like it."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: America, Attention, Curiosity, English, Spain)

"I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think. They think big."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Americans)

"The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Accidents, American, Disasters)

"New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: American, Meeting)

"The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Advertising, Americans, Majority, Now, Right, Running, Television, Washington)

"If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Home, War, America, Americans, Day, Iraq, states, Today, United, Will)

"I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'"
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Life, Time, American, Singing, Struggle)

"Americans are shy about the body. I have to remember that when I go there."
- Ana Beatriz Barros
(Related: Americans, Body)

"The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Men, Truth, African)

"American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it."
- Dave Barry
(Related: American, Will)

"I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War."
- Dave Barry
(Related: War)

"In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Act, American, Parliament, School)

"America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks."
- John Barrymore
(Related: America, Country)

"Individual investors have become far more powerful than anyone gives them credit for. Today, 85 million Americans invest in stocks. Collectively, that kind of buying and selling power can move markets."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Power, Selling, Americans, Buying, Credit, Today)

"Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement."
- Steve Bartlett
(Related: Ability, Advice, Americans, Investment, Retirement, Will)

"Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation."
- Joe Barton
(Related: History, Sacrifice, America, Heroes, Nation, Stars)

"The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation's birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq's battlefields."
- Joe Barton
(Related: Men, Women, Birthday, Act, American, Democracy, Iraq, Justice, Liberty, Nation, Symbol)

"Public and private food in America has become eatable, here and there extremely good. Only the fried potatoes go unchanged, as deadly as before."
- Luigi Barzini
(Related: Food, America, Public)

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Heart, America, Baseball, First, Mind, Rules, School)

"I think it could be the biggest information problem that we face. 'If somebody is abroad and they even mention the name of an American citizen, bang, off goes the tap, and no more information is collected."
- Charles F. Bass
(Related: American, Information, Name)

"The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: America, Dignity, Enemies, Job, Military, Respect)

"We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Peace, People, Americans, Compassion, Country, Destruction, Nation, Will)

"China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Computers, Performance, American, Machine, Tools)

"The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Food, Passion, Population)

"In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli. There's no mediocrity accepted."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Food, America, Mediocrity)

"If people are going to complain about stereotyping, it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: People, Gay)

"In America, every female under fifty calls herself a girl."
- H. E. Bates
(Related: America)

"The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: People, Victory, American, Anarchy, English)

"Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Americans, Rights, Respect)

"I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America."
- Max Baucus
(Related: America, Help, Saying, Senate, states, Want)

"What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: America, Fiction, World)

"Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Americans, Identity, May)

"I believe if more American children read the Ten Commandments and are taught what they mean, they will predictably engage in less crime."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: American, Children, Crime, Will)

"When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Mistake, America, Law)

"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity."
- L. Frank Baum
(Related: Imagination, Civilization, America, Columbus, Electricity, Mankind, Present, State)

"Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism."
- Michael Bay
(Related: American, Heroism, Tragedy)

"America is stronger than ever. We will forever remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our commitment to freedom and democracy."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: America, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom, Memory, Will)

"The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: People, American, Common sense, Congress, Past, Responsibility, Rules)

"Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American electorate is engaged and informed."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: American, Democracy)

"Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

"San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: American, Cities)

"When you mutilate movies for mass media, you tamper with the hearts and minds of America."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, America, Media)

"For too long, our country's version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Business, Work, Policy, Americans, Country, Day, Energy, Running, Waking, Will)

"Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Policy, Americans, Energy, Jobs)

"Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: African, American, Americans, Community)

"As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Family, Hope, Americans, Congress, Perspective)

"African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Failure, African, Americans, Giving, Population)

"According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Heart, African, American, Americans, states, United, World)

"February 19, 1942, is the year in which Executive Order 9066 was signed, and this was the order that called for the exclusion and internment of all Japanese Americans living on the west coast during World War II."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: War, Americans, February, Living, Order, World, World war)

"The majority does not rule in America, but the minority shouldn't hijack it. And it's because we're afraid. They have isolated us and made us feel as though we're alone. We're not."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: America, Majority, Minority)

"To restore America we need less Marx and more Madison."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: America)

"Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Progress, America, Cancer, Constitution, Eating, Past)

"Americans also don't need to be taught how to give. We don't need to be taught how to take care of each other or how to be charitable."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Americans, Care)

"When did it something of shame or ridicule to be a self-made man in America?"
- Glenn Beck
(Related: America, Man, Ridicule, Self, Shame)

"I think every American has a role in saving this country. Whether you're Democrat, Republican, independent, it doesn't matter. We all know the country's in trouble. We may disagree on how to solve it, but we all know the country's in trouble."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: American, Country, May, Republican, Trouble)

"We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: American, Freedom, Giving, Succeed)

"Let me tell you, it is still morning in America. It just happens to be kind of a head pounding, hung over for four hours in America - and it's shaping up to be a nasty day, but its still morning in America."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: America, Day)

"I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn't believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Thought, Americans, Risk, Terrorism)

"There are rumors that we want to move back to the U.K., but we're so happy in America I actually can't see us ever leaving... People ask me how long it took to adapt. Twenty minutes."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: People, America, Rumors, Want)

"I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person. But I'm a spiritual person as well. I believe in creative visualization. So for me to go to America - which I find such a positive place - well, I took to it like a duck to water."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Positive, America, Spiritual, Visualization, Water)

"I think if you're writing from the heart, very often, the subject matter will adjust as you age... but you try to write the best song you can possibly write. For us, we have the same basic elements that make up the America sound."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Age, Heart, America, Song, Sound, Will, Writing)

"All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women."
- Thomas Beecham
(Related: Men, Women, America)

"The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Idea, American, Liberty, Man)

"We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Dreams, American, Americans, Listening, Talking)

"It seems to me the American people never really forgave the Democrats for being right about Vietnam."
- Paul Begala
(Related: People, American, Being, Democrats, Right, Vietnam)

"It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America."
- Paul Begala
(Related: America, Popular, Republican)

"So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored."
- Paul Begala
(Related: War, American, Fight, First, Service, Troops, Vietnam)

"This gets back to the fundamental lesson of political survival that Bill Clinton taught me, which is if you make it about the American people's lives instead of your life, you're going to be okay."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Life, People, Survival, American)

"Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most investigated couple in American history - now the most thoroughly exonerated couple in American history."
- Paul Begala
(Related: History, American, Now)

"I didn't spend a lot of time on national security the American people will be glad to know."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Time, People, American, National security, Will)

"I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?"
- Paul Begala
(Related: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

"Cancun is the only place I've ever visited outside America."
- Jason Behr
(Related: America)

"Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I'm always in Africa... And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere."
- Harry Belafonte
(Related: Policy, American, Foreign policy, Oppression)

"America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Men, America, Country)

"The American people expect public servants to be able to police themselves. But instead of designing a system to enforce ethical conduct, Tom Delay and his cohorts have implemented a self protection system. Obviously, it wasn't good for democracy."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, American, Delay, Democracy, Police, Protection, Public, Self)

"The American people do not begrudge anyone his or her power until they start abusing it."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Power, People, American)

"Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism."
- Daniel Bell
(Related: Home, America, Europe, Land)

"I accommodated practically all of the liberation movements, including those of Latin America."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: America)

"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
(Related: America, Fight, Freedom, Weapons)

"In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: America, Country)

"I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Business, America, American, Culture)

"When I make an American movie it's going to come out all over the world-it doesn't happen the same way for an Italian film or a French film."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: American, Film, World)

"I have no idea how I'm perceived in America because I don't live the reality of America."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Idea, America, Reality)

"In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Travel, America, Children, Class, First)

"America is terrified of the passage of time. Prozac Nation. Land of Face Lifts."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Time, America, Land, Nation)

"I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp names that never get fat."
- Stephen Vincent Benet
(Related: Love, American, Names)

"There is no question that al-Qaida operatives are currently active in Iraq. A premature exit before the threat they represent has been dealt with would endanger America and the prospects of eventual peace in the Middle East."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Peace, America, Iraq, Question)

"I still insist that American performers are the best performers in the world."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: American, World)

"America's support for human rights and democracy is our noblest export to the world."
- William Bennett
(Related: America, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Support, World)

"We're shooting for the title of hardest-working band in America."
- Chester Bennington
(Related: America)

"Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on."
- Warren Bennis
(Related: Leadership, Development, American, Concern, Interest, Will)

"In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Age, People, America, Being, Care, Children, Old, Parents)

"Truth is, we offered it to Tom Hanks, which pretty much every movie in America does, but Tom passed. Billy Bob said that Hanks recently called and said he's voting for all of us for Oscars, he loved the film."
- Peter Berg
(Related: Truth, America, Film, Pretty, Voting)

"The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is not that it has not been orthodox enough, but that it has lost a lot of religious substance."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: America, Liberal, Protestantism, Religious)

"On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince the American president not to go to war. I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: War, American, President)

"American foreign policy has been - and must continue to be - based on unequivocal support for Israel's right to exist and to be free from terror."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, American, Foreign policy, Israel, Right, Support, Terror)

"In Latin America, you don't do things for the money because there is no money."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Money, America)

"Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith. I mean, you really have to believe in what you're doing because if not, you feel like it's a waste of time because you might as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Time, Faith, Act, America, Waste)

"Our mission, as set forth by the Congress is a critical one: to preserve price stability, to foster maximum sustainable growth in output and employment, and to promote a stable and efficient financial system that serves all Americans well and fairly."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Financial, Growth, Americans, Congress, Mission, Stability)

"I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: America, Chicago)

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

"I'm generally pessimistic about the dumbing down of America - especially with summer movies."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Movies, America, Summer)

"Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it's such a horribly American word, and it's such a vamp and, I think it's a death trap."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Death, Success, American, Word)

"Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Americans, Theatre)

"The adoring crowds and overwhelming Democratic support in the 2008 election was based largely on joy at jettisoning Bush and the appeal of electing a superbly qualified charismatic African American leader."
- Mary Frances Berry
(Related: Leader, African, American, Crowds, Joy, Support)

"A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Americans, Democracy, Hollywood, Trying)

"It is, I guess, politically correct, widely believed, that to say that American health care is the best in the world. It's not."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, American, Care, World)

"The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America had become so divided and factionalized."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: America, Fathers, Founding)

"The founders were very worried that if parties developed in America, you might have something like the modern Italian system, where you have 20 different parties that divide Congress and the country and can't govern."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: America, Congress, Country)

"First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution, so you begin American history with not only no political conventions but also no parties."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: History, American, Constitution, First)

"Then you get to the last half of the 20th century, Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions, and another place that is affected is parties and conventions."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Americans, Leaders)

"It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: People, America, Play)

"In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Opportunity, America, Budgets, Europe, Purity)

"The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Time, American, Americans, Causes, Nation, Nations, Right, Self, United)

"This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Home, America, Disease, Songs)

"Taking the entire globe, if North America and Western Europe can be called the 'cities of the world', then Asia, Africa and Latin America constitute 'the rural areas of the world'."
- Lin Biao
(Related: America, Europe, World)

"In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population."
- Lin Biao
(Related: People, African, American, Cause, Revolution, Majority, Population, World)

"I'm for catching every Japanese in America, Alaska, and Hawai'i now and putting them in concentration camps."
- Francis Biddle
(Related: America, Now)

"Well, I'm telling them two things. One is that, look, this is going to be something when the American people realize - once it's passed - that, A, it does take care of preexisting conditions; B, you're insurance rates aren't going to skyrocket; C, the insurance companies aren't going to be running the show like they were before; D, you're going to be in a position where you can keep your insurance that you have. That once the American public realizes that, you're going to get a reward for this. They're going to be rewarded."
- Joe Biden
(Related: People, American, Care, Public, Reward, Running)

"The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Society, American)

"Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)

"Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Idea, American, Freedom, Want, World)

"Alien - an American sovereign in his probationary state."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: American, State)

"Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Politics, People, American, Country, Office)

"Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: American, Cookery, Wit)

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: War, God, Americans, Geography, Teaching)

"Our health care system is the finest in the world, but we still have too many uninsured Americans, too high prices for prescription drugs, and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians out of state or out of business."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Business, Health, Americans, Care, Driving, Drugs, Physicians, State, World)

"In order for American Pie to have worked, you have to have a character who, even while he is humping a pie, the audience still likes."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Character, American, Order)

"Well, I'm proud to say American Pie was the kind of crazy, gross-out film that guys thought was the greatest."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Thought, American, Film)

"Today, energy prices are at historic highs. Some analysts estimate that energy price shocks this year could cost American consumers more than $40 billion. Speaking very frankly, we cannot afford this kind of expense."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: American, Energy, Today)

"It's never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Purpose, American, Famous)

"I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American."
- Larry Bird
(Related: African, Athletes, World)

"I don't think there is much American music."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Music, American)

"Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Men, American, Fun, Golf, Wives)

"I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money - after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington."
- Rob Bishop
(Related: Money, Americans, Economy, Jobs, Washington)

"Space exploration and experimentation are critically valuable to our nation. I know of no better way to honor those seven who sacrificed their lives than to recommit ourselves to defend and enhance America's important strategies in space."
- Rob Bishop
(Related: America, Exploration, Honor, Nation, Space)

"Meanwhile, hard-working Americans are increasingly faced with workplace conditions in which critically important safeguards are watered down, emerging problems are ignored, and enforcement is scaled back."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Americans, Problems)

"We have one of the few societies, the only one I can think of right offhand, where your health care is so tied to your job, so that when an American company has to hire, they have to think about health care."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Health, American, Care, Company, Job, Right)

"The fact is that America relies on Amtrak to move people."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: People, America, Fact)

"There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: America, Children, Idiots, Providence, states, United)

"This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It's not an intellectual cinema in America."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Business, America, Audiences, Cinema, Europe, Film, Sexuality, Theatre)

"The male image has been so pulled down by situation comedy in the last 15 years, it is frightening. I don't like what has happened to the American male."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: American, Comedy, Years)

"Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead."
- Bjork
(Related: Nature, God, Church, America, Depression, Divorce, Europe)

"Osama bin Laden's own words stated he has a war against the United States. He declared that American civilians should be considered as combatants."
- Cofer Black
(Related: War, American, Osama bin laden, states, United, Words)

"If I turn on the television, am I to believe that that is America? I'm sorry, I don't believe that's America."
- Karen Black
(Related: America, Television)

"Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Republican, Republicans, Security)

"This majority is working for America, and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment. This economy has created millions of new jobs, and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Growth, America, Economy, First, Jobs, Majority, Unemployment)

"Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005, helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs, and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Government, America, Entrepreneurs, Tax, Now, Reform, Unemployment)

"Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Work, Americans, Tax, Obvious, Play, Pretty, Republicans)

"I think that, on the reconciliation issue, if they had the votes, we wouldn't have had the summit. And if they try to go through reconciliation, it will be a change in semantics. Instead of the American people saying 'stop the bill' or 'kill the bill,' it's all going to be about repealing the bill. That's not the kind of discussion that they want."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Change, People, American, Saying, Semantics, Want, Will)

"So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities from the urban cities of Latin America."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Music, America, Cities)

"It's almost as if people think that in Latin America we're not hip to what's happening here."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: People, America)

"I was the first person to come into New York with a Latin American point of view which was also very much influenced by political happenings in Latin America."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: America, American, First)

"We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world."
- Tony Blair
(Related: American, Evil, Friends, Rest, Tragedy, Will, World)

"This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism."
- Tony Blair
(Related: America, Battle, states, Terrorism, United, World)

"We are at war with enemies that still have the intent to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad."
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Related: Home, War, Americans, Enemies)

"Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa."
- Art Blakey
(Related: Art, People, America, American, Countries, Jazz, World)

"Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian."
- Rachel Blanchard
(Related: Mother, American)

"I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive, if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Americans, EnglEurope, Help, Interest, Party, Will)

"Speaking as a Democrat, all my life battling for what I conceived to be Democracy, and what I conceived to be right, I am yet an American above Democracy."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Life, American, Democracy, Right)

"My favorite show is America's Funniest Home Videos. People will get hit on the head and I feel bad cause I'm laughing my head off!"
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Home, People, America, Cause, Favorite, Will)

"I don't enjoy traveling in America. I don't like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Food, America, Traveling)

"Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: America, Debt, Electricity, Europe, Facts, Want, Words, Youth)

"The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Home, America, Spirit)

"When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever since."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Americans, England, Press)

"I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Actor, American)

"This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Time, Dream, American)

"We are the safest large city in America, but any crime rate is too high."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: America, Crime)

"No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Experience, American, Spirit)

"Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: America, Daughters, Fighting, Liberty, Sons, World)

"America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape."
- William Blum
(Related: Patriotism, Religion, America, Murder, State)

"We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: War, Financial, Americans, Generations, Iraq, Will)

"Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia, natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Life, People, America, Disasters, Numbers)

"At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

"About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Americans, Light, Oil)

"So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)

"The national minimum wage has not been increased in 9 years. By year's end, 21 States across America will have a minimum wage exceeding the Federal minimum wage."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: America, End, states, Wage, Will, Years)

"They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny."
- John Boehner
(Related: America, Commitment, Difference, Freedom, Importance, Mission, Terrorism, Tyranny, World)

"Working Americans who believe in our country and who believe in our Constitution are saying, 'Enough is enough!'"
- John Boehner
(Related: Americans, Constitution, Country, Saying)

"Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, American)

"Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American's who were saying, 'Stop!'"
- John Boehner
(Related: American, Healthcare, President, Saying)

"Our manifesto, whatever it will be called, will come from the people who are really in charge of this country, and that's the American people."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Country, Will)

"Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring."
- John Boehner
(Related: Time, America, Inspiring, Soldiers)

"The American people are screaming at the top of their lungs to Washington, 'Stop! Stop the spending, stop the job-killing policies.' And yet, Democrats in Washington refuse to listen to the American people."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Democrats, Job, Washington)

"The American people think the government in Washington is too big. That it spends too much. And - and that it's totally out of control. They want something done about it."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, People, Control, American, Want, Washington)

"But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

"And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Values, America, Constitution, Freedom, Liberty, Responsibility)

"It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it's also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Congress, Economy, Job, Jobs, Months, President, Pretty, Question, Reason)

"Listen, I think what's best for the economy and to create jobs is to extend all of the current tax rates - for all Americans. It - it begins to reduce the uncertainty. And for small businesspeople, they can look up and begin to plan."
- John Boehner
(Related: Americans, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Uncertainty)

"I am not for raising taxes on the American people in a soft economy."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Economy, Taxes)

"Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Faith, People, American, Congress, Ending, Listening, Symbol, Washington)

"Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Sacrifice, American, Bravery, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops, Unity)

"One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"An American, a Negro... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"The American advertiser has made the superior American magazine of today possible."
- Edward Bok
(Related: American, Today)

"It is the growth of advertising in this country which, more than any single element, has brought the American magazine to its present enviable position in points of literary, illustrative and mechanical excellence."
- Edward Bok
(Related: Growth, Advertising, American, Country, Excellence, Literary, Present)

"God guided me to America and gave me a good job. But he also gave me a heart so I would look back."
- Manute Bol
(Related: God, Heart, America, Job)

"Heart of America is a movie I'm very proud of. The young actors are great and the story has impact."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Heart, Actors, America)

"America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Afghanistan, America, Americans, Future, Harm, Iraq, Public, Safety)

"I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia."
- Julian Bond
(Related: American, Now, University)

"For the vast majority of places in America, there is no way you can build a security system such as we have here because of the high priority this rates in terms of terrorist interests."
- Kit Bond
(Related: America, Majority, Security)

"America's workers face a battle for their jobs. They are the finest workers in the world. American workers grow, harvest, and mine some of the world's highest quality and most plentiful raw materials."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Quality, America, American, Battle, Harvest, Jobs, Workers, World)

"America demands invention and innovation to succeed."
- Kit Bond
(Related: America, Innovation, Invention, Succeed)

"Workers come to America to fill jobs unwanted by Americans, but they are staying and they are not going home."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Home, America, Americans, Jobs, Workers)

"We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Family, Values, American, Building, End, Tax, Investment)

"The death tax punishes the American dream - making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Family, Dream, Wealth, American, Tax, Generations)

"I said to myself, where are we living? In the United States of America where you're innocent until proven guilty, or Nazi Germany with the Gestapo calling?"
- Tommy Bond
(Related: America, Germany, Living, states, United)

"We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick. You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk. Some people just hold it. Others really share."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: People, American, Talk, Talking, Tradition)

"We once did six tours of America in 15 months."
- John Bonham
(Related: America, Months)

"Part of the American dream is to own your own property - something no one can take from you."
- Henry Bonilla
(Related: Dream, American, Property)

"There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Hope, Actions, Americans, Words)

"While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over, it is important that all Americans continue in this dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Work, Act, Americans, Debate, Nation, Security)

"Help is even being offered from across the ocean, as over two dozen countries have stepped forward to offer financial and material support to the American people."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: People, Financial, American, Being, Countries, Help, Ocean, Support)

"It is during difficult times like this that the true American spirit reveals itself. I am not talking only of the response of local, state, and federal governments, although they will each play an extremely important role in this effort."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: American, Effort, Play, Spirit, State, Talking, Will)

"Currently, not only are Americans taxed on what they earn, but those assets are taxed again when they are passed on to a loved one."
- Mary Bono
(Related: Americans)

"As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Love, America, Echo, Nation, Now)

"The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Experience, America, American, Fact, Mankind, Surprises, World)

"The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

"So when they come around and say they want to do our stuff in America, it's compliment really."
- Sean Booth
(Related: America, Compliment, Want)

"There aren't many people who say that Europe is a territory, or Asia is a territory - it'd be suicide. And there are even more people in America than in Europe. I think it's strange, really. I basically see it as loads of different places."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, America, Europe, Suicide)

"The music industry over there seems to treat America like it's one territory even though they got offices in different parts of America - they're still quite sort of 'America is the territory.'"
- Sean Booth
(Related: Music, America)

"A lot of the Warp stuff has infected people's minds 'cause they're at the point where they can put tracks out, 'cause electronics are cheaper in America and kids are richer generally."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, America, Kids)

"I've never seen America as being one place, but I think the record industry people I've spoken to - although they will acknowledge that the cities are completely different from each other - I think they still handle it as being one territory."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, America, Being, Cities, Will)

"Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic American plan: representative democracy."
- Robert Bork
(Related: American, Being, Democracy, Mercy)

"I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Home, Intelligence, Medical, People, American, Community, Information, Law, Military, professionals)

"Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Business, Success, Americans, Interest, Land, Oak)

"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."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Education, Work, Quality, Values, America, Commitment, Hard work, Nation, State, states, United)

"The American work ethic is something to be admired. Our workforce, regardless of position, works hard to produce the best product and serve customers to the best of their ability."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Work, Ability, American, Work ethic)

"The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Education, Home, Success, Dream, Goals, American, Children, College, Job, Ownership)

"Is there a sharper commentary on American culture and the world than The Simpsons?"
- Anthony Bourdain
(Related: American, Culture, World)

"There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency."
- James Bovard
(Related: Power, Americans, Presidency)

"The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, People, Fear, American, Public)

"It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Americans, Constitution, Rights)

"How many McDonald's gift certificates would it take to sway a lot of Americans to pledge to never publicly criticize the U.S, President?"
- James Bovard
(Related: Americans, President)

"Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people."
- James Bovard
(Related: Age, Power, Time, People, American, Americans, Candor, Duty, Generations, President)

"If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them, then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Americans)

"It is hard to know how many people do, but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers, nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom that our forefathers had."
- James Bovard
(Related: People, Americans, Freedom, Passion)

"I never could get over the fact that The Pixies formed, worked and separated without America taking them to its heart or even recognizing their existence for the most part."
- David Bowie
(Related: Heart, America, Existence, Fact)

"The American people know that every day 3,000 kids begin to smoke, 1,000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation. It's in everybody's best interest."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Death, People, American, Day, Interest, Kids, Legislation)

"My 80-year-old mother will not buy her heart medicine because it cost more than she can pay with social security. She is America."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Mother, Heart, America, Medicine, Security, Will)

"The American people need to know the truth. The American people need to see the truth. In a democracy, letting the people know the truth is the essence of what it means to be free."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Truth, People, American, Democracy)

"We have the greatest hospitals, doctors, and medical technology in the world - we need to make them accessible to every American."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Medical, Technology, American, Doctors, Hospitals, World)

"We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Americans, Constitution, Rights)

"Americans have long recognized the need to protect our public lands and their vast resources."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Americans, Public)

"Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation. And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we can help bring democracy to every corner of the world."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Hope, Americans, Democracy, Help, Nation, World)

"I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Education, Dream, American, Democrats, Environment, Fight, Rights, Privacy, Public, Woman)

"In television, the audience has to be comfortable with you, and I've managed to prove that I can be in American homes to some degree, and not necessarily where everyone knows me, either."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: American, Television)

"America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Men, Women, Sacrifice, Gratitude, America, Cause, Debt, Fighting, Nation, Soldiers)

"Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: War, Encouraging, America, Authority, Congress, Diplomacy, Needs, President, Solution)

"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: History, Men, American, English, Fathers, Trying)

"The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: Truth, Americans, English, Lies)

"Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Americans, Credit, Remarkable, Years)

"The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all."
- Benjamin C. Bradlee
(Related: History, Politics, People, American)

"The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: American, Beliefs, Neutrality, Religious, Tradition)

"One in 5 Americans is touched by the Red Cross every single year."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Americans)

"Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed."
- Sarah Brady
(Related: Lie, America, Facts, Succeed)

"An isolationist America is no bloody use to anyone."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: America)

"Even with politics, stuff comes around again. Woody Guthrie would recognize America today."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Politics, America, Today)

"The capacity to be intrinsic and vulgar is American."
- Stan Brakhage
(Related: American)

"I'll not be changing, but America will."
- Russell Brand
(Related: America, Will)

"In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: American, Electricity, Energy, Weapons)

"America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Happiness, Progress, Belief, America, Lies)

"Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway."
- Richard Branson
(Related: People, America, Play, Saying)

"So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Government, America, Congress, Democracy, Laws, Want)

"I believe that our message of rebuilding America is one that will resonate with the American people."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, America, American, Will)

"I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: America, Confidence, Key, Needs, Spiritual, Tomorrow)

"I think Americans want to believe in this country again."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Americans, Country, Want)

"I think it does suggest that the American people really do want to listen to somebody who actually has some solutions, some answers, and gives them some hope."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Hope, American, Answers, Want)

"I want to rebuild America."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: America, Want)

"Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: Men, Women, African, Americans)

"Everybody in America is angry about something."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: America)

"Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Music, Successful, American, Awards, Day, Kids)

"Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections. There's something wrong with that."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: Finance, Money, American, Congress, Elections, Wrong)

"Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: Women, African, Income, Office, Wages)

"We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: America, Cities, Land, Wilderness)

"In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: History, America, Europe, Historians, Responsibility, Sense)

"There is nothing wrong where we reach a point where maybe everybody could claim a victory. I think it would be good for the American people, which should be our first priority."
- John Breaux
(Related: People, Victory, American, First, Nothing, Wrong)

"I am pleased to see that information campaigns, such as the America's WETLAND effort, are getting the message out, and people are beginning to realize that wetlands loss in Louisiana affects us all."
- John Breaux
(Related: People, America, Beginning, Effort, Information, Loss)

"The genius of America is that we are still a land of undiscovered shores, and we are at our best when we open our hearts and allow the night winds to bring renewed visions of great deeds."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Genius, America, Deeds, Land, Night, Open, Visions)

"I think we Americans, of all people, understand the importance of a good, legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Life, Legal, People, Americans, Importance)

"We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can: as 20th-century Americans."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Americans, Constitution)

"I think the greatest star in American at the moment is Kevin Costner."
- Jeremy Brett
(Related: American)

"It's important to every American that the law protect his or her basic liberty."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: American, Law, Liberty)

"Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: America, Enemy, Nothing, Present, Restraint)

"The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian, dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for the sake of America's interests."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Power, Goal, America, World)

"Part of the western movement is this desire that we, Americans, have to keep pressing on."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Americans, Desire)

"Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Wisdom, Americans, Native Americans, Respect)

"I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans - the original Americans."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: History, Americans, Country, Native Americans)

"One of the things I want to do that's outside the realm of acting and the arts - although both have their place in this - is ending childhood hunger here in America."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Acting, America, Childhood, Ending, Hunger, Want)

"As I've said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: America, Class, Now, Right)

"Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war."
- John Bright
(Related: War, American, Fact, Trade, Trifle, Years)

"I think the Iraq War is not particularly tailored to American interests."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: War, American, Iraq)

"In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens."
- David Brin
(Related: America, Being, Enemy, Glory, Nurses, Rest, Terror, Violence)

"I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system."
- David Brinkley
(Related: American, School)

"In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny - an experience I've never had in America!"
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Experience, Funny, Thought, First)

"For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it. Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes."
- David Broder
(Related: Time, War, History, Americans, First, Taxes)

"Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: American, Audiences, Now)

"While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades... the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: America, Churches)

"The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Soul, America, Battle, Nothing)

"Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Business, Americans, Capitalism, Support, Taxes)

"In my book I don't just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy - which it is. I also show that it's an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Values, American, Culture, Economy, Expression, Fight)

"America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams."
- David Brooks
(Related: Dreams, Politics, America, Aspirations, Culture, Democracy, Personality)

"The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me... by newspapers and the Bible."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Bible, American, Books, English, Mind, Newspapers)

"This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Government, America, Care, Man, President)

"The American public does not know poets exist."
- James Broughton
(Related: American, Poets, Public)

"The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform."
- Earl Browder
(Related: American, Reform)

"When you live in a place, you're not just taking from it, you're contributing to it. In America I would never be able to make myself a person who could contribute. I wasn't interested in that society; I was interested in this society."
- Bryan Brown
(Related: Society, America)

"We are always going to be influenced by America... I watched the word 'bum' go out and 'butt' come in. And part of me says, oh that's a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys."
- Bryan Brown
(Related: America, Boys, Shame, Word)

"If we are wondering why only 19 percent of the American people feel that the Congress is in tune with their priorities, the cuts in Amtrak is one blatant reason why."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: People, American, Congress, Priorities, Reason)

"Today right here in America we have 50 million people without health insurance."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Health, People, America, Right, Today)

"Once again, we see the Bush administration paying for its failed policies by cutting funds to vital public services and jeopardizing more American jobs."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: American, Jobs, Public)

"I just want someone to explain to the American public why investing in transportation in Iraq is so much more important than investing in passenger rail right here in the United States of America."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: America, American, Iraq, Public, Right, states, United, Want)

"The Indians knew that life was equated with the earth and its resources, that America was a paradise, and they could not comprehend why the intruders from the East were determined to destroy all that was Indian as well as America itself."
- Dee Brown
(Related: Life, America, Earth, Paradise)

"America knows it has got to deal with its deficit problems so that it, too, can promise it is making its proper and best contributions to the world economy."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: America, Economy, Problems, Promise, World)

"In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that's the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: People, American, Revolution, Will)

"If America don't come around, we're gonna' burn it down."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: America)

"I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: American, Violence)

"The Washingtonian said it shouldn't be built. The gallery's East Building is now considered a triumph, and members of the American Association of Architects have voted it one of the best buildings of all time."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: Time, American, Building, Now)

"Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!"
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Technology, Work, Family, Opportunity, America, Destiny, Guidance, Leisure, Sense, Will)

"Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Medical, Food, Failure, American, Care, Dignity, Income, Jobs, Production, Talking, Welfare)

"It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Diet, American, Obvious, World)

"America is a land where men govern, but women rule."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Men, Women, America, Land)

"The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates and the opening of the doors to the women of America, giving liberty to twenty-seven million women, thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Life, Women, America, Giving, Liberty)

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Americans, Friends, Illness, Sanity, Statistics, Suffering)

"Somehow, the greater the public opposition to the health care bill, the more determined they seem to force it on us anyway. Their attitude shows Washington at its very worst - the presumption that they know best, and they're going to get their way whether the American people like it or not."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Health, People, Attitude, American, Care, Force, Opposition, Public, Washington)

"Nearly one in ten Americans are still out of work. And still, the President and Congress are focused on ramming through their health-care bill, whatever it takes, whatever the cost."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Health, Work, Americans, Congress, President)

"In speech after speech on his health care plan, the President has tried to convince us that what he is proposing will be good for America. But, how can it be good for America if it raises taxes by a half trillion dollars and costs a trillion dollars or more to implement?"
- Scott Brown
(Related: Health, America, Care, President, Speech, Taxes, Will)

"I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

"The surest way to return to the people's business is to listen to the people themselves: We need to drop this whole scheme of federally controlled health care, start over, and work together on real reforms at the state level that will contain costs and won't leave America trillions of dollars deeper in debt."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Business, Health, Work, People, America, Care, Debt, State, Will)

"The president overstepped his authority when he asked the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls without obtaining a warrant."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Americans, Authority, President)

"The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people. Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: People, Progress, American, Army, Needs)

"This drug coverage program was clearly designed by Republicans in Congress to serve the interests of the drug and insurance industries. America's seniors were an afterthought."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: America, Congress, Republicans)

"We had gone out on the road in 94 and 95 for a three month American tour, and we realised, as did our manager and booking agent at the time, that we have really exhausted it, and we can't make money at this anymore."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Money, Time, Manager, American, Road)

"The thing about being in America is when you are driving with the sun on your back, there's hip hop. I never used to be into hip hop, but there's hip hop in the food, soul food, there's hip hop in the cars."
- Vanessa Brown
(Related: Food, Soul, America, Being, Driving, Sun)

"I think we just need to stick to our knitting on the topics and the subjects the American people care about."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: People, American, Care)

"It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Love, American, Literature, Nostalgia, Paradoxes, Writers)

"The only people I've ever heard saying that disagreeing with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld is un-American or treasonous are people who disagree with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: People, Saying)

"I think, like many others, I realized that only the massive introduction of American support in one form or another, could possibly bring about a rehabilitation of the economies of those countries within a reasonable time."
- David Bruce
(Related: Time, American, Countries, Support)

"When the courts decide that murderers, rapists, and others who maliciously break our social contract deserve health care that most working Americans can't afford, they are condemning good people to death."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Death, Health, People, Americans, Care)

"We were from totally different social backgrounds. This is what is very hard for an American to understand, but we could have been five guys from Mars."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: American)

"The U.S. - E.U. economic relationship dwarfs America's economic ties with China."
- John Bruton
(Related: America)

"Indeed, American companies make three times as much profits from their investment in one E.U. country, Ireland, than they do from all their investments in China."
- John Bruton
(Related: American, Country, Investment, Ireland)

"All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: America, Evolution, Teaching)

"Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Civilization, American, Rights, Respect, Will)

"Still, American composers working in France have had a pretty hard time."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Time, American, Composers, France, Pretty)

"There was a time in American history when almost every white person knew who Aretha Franklin was."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: History, Time, American)

"American power worldwide is at its historic zenith."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Power, American, Zenith)

"No one has deputized America to play Wyatt Earp to the world."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: America, Play, World)

"As polarized as we have been, we Americans are locked in a cultural war for the soul of our country."
- Patrick Buchanan
(Related: War, Soul, Americans, Country)

"A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: American, Talk)

"The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be. Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Accidents, Americans, states, Statistics, United)

"I think that, you know, this is a different year than most years. We've got to tell the American people that we have to live with less. We have a $13.5 trillion debt. And the only way to do that is an honest campaign with honest people."
- Ken Buck
(Related: People, American, Debt, Years)

"If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Life, American)

"One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed - different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: American, Defeat, Doubt, Iraq)

"I had to get out of America to get a professional life going where I could actually make a living."
- Harold Budd
(Related: Life, America, Living)

"These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: America, Baseball, Europe, Old)

"The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Money, Hope, American, Public, Rest, Will, Years)

"Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Time, People, Fear, Americans)

"I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of - of American capitalism."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: American, Capitalism)

"It's never paid to bet against America. We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: America)

"This is America, not a banana republic."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: America)

"If you're honest with yourself, you're going to find out whether you truly love America, or whether your primary allegiance is to the Republican party."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Love, America, Party, Republican)

"It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: History, American, Lying, Media, President)

"Within the pages of The Betrayal of America I prove that these justices were absolutely up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: America, Betrayal)

"And I think within the pages of The Betrayal of America I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: America, Betrayal, Present)

"A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Legal, Thought, America, Betrayal, Committee, Giving)

"Other projects later this year, but I think it's going to be a very very busy year this year with Star Wars and the re-release, so I'm sort of running about going backwards and forwards to America, Japan, Mexico. So there will be a lot of things to do."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: America, Projects, Running, Will)

"America is like an unfaithful love who promises us more than we got."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Love, America, Promises)

"Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Life, Fear, American, Crime)

"Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Time, America, Challenge, Feet, Justice)

"Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Peace, War, Americans, Care, Leisure, Living, Retirement, Will)

"The Leadership Training Institute of America trains and equips young men and women to be leaders with high standards of personal morality and integrity."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Leadership, Men, Women, Morality, America, Integrity, Training)

"The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Development, America, Training)

"Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Experience, Family, Home, Friend, Americans, Care, Past, Years)

"In a system where the cost of care is hidden by taxes levied on your income, property, and business activities, it is no wonder why so many Americans rely on Medicaid to pay their long term care."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Business, Americans, Care, Income, Property, Taxes, Wonder)

"Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Music, American, Physics)

"I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War."
- Ken Burns
(Related: War, America, Country, states, Understanding, United, Want)

"In a sense I've made the same film over and over again. In all of them I've asked, 'Who are we as Americans?"
- Ken Burns
(Related: Americans, Film, Sense)

"Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America."
- Ken Burns
(Related: America, Jazz)

"This is not about being liberal. This is not about being conservative. This is about making sure our government works for all Americans."
- Francine Busby
(Related: Government, Americans, Being, Conservative, Liberal)

"I was outraged to learn that the president wanted to outsource operations at some American ports to the United Arab Emirates."
- Francine Busby
(Related: American, President, United)

"I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Time, Mother, America, May)

"America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: People, Purpose, America, Nation, Today, World)

"We don't want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: America, Open, Want, World)

"On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Earth, Suffering, Terror, Today, Vulnerability)

"The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, America, Freedom, states, United, Will)

"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, American)

"The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Men, Women, Friend, Afghanistan, America, Building, Fighting, Nation, Terror)

"The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Action, America, Consequences, Decisions, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

"We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Americans, Decisions)

"The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Strength, American, Freedom)

"I will never relent in defending America - whatever it takes."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Will)

"America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Peace, America, Beliefs, Desire, Dignity, Rights, Man, Mission, Nation, Woman)

"I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor. I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Change, Work, People, American, Cause, Mind, Persuasion, Therapy, Will)

"America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Women, People, Friend, America, Children, First, Iraq, Will)

"America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Life, America, Chance, Land, Open, Prison)

"America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Proof, Smoking)

"America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, America, Security, Will)

"Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us."
- George W. Bush
(Related: History, Americans)

"And what's interesting, and I don't think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that, one, most new jobs are created by small businesses; two, most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Americans, Fact, Tax, Income, Jobs)

"For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Diplomacy, Doubt, Now, Word, Words)

"Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Courage, America, Concern, Country, Meeting, Tragedy)

"Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure."
- George W. Bush
(Related: War, Women, Hope, America, American, Justice, Terror, World)

"I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way."
- George W. Bush
(Related: History, People, American, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, America, American, Duty, President, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

"I think there are a lot of reasons to be critical of the media in America."
- Laura Bush
(Related: America, Media)

"Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library."
- Laura Bush
(Related: American, School)

"It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle."
- Prescott Bush
(Related: Patriotism, Life, Belief, Courage, American, Battle, Will)

"I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton became your president - as a speaker at the United Nations."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: America, Nations, President, United)

"There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression."
- Amir Butler
(Related: Love, Americans, Desire, Doubt, Freedom, Oppression, Right, Self)

"America is the best half-educated country in the world."
- Nicholas M. Butler
(Related: America, Country, World)

"My junior high was dreadful. I see a lot of my fellow alumni on America's Most Wanted."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: America)

"Yancy is actually a Native-American name, but I'm Irish. Go figure."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Irish, Name)

"The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: War, Gratitude, Afghanistan, America, Debt, Iraq, Now, Veterans)

"The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, American, Liberty, Nation, Past, Teenage, World, Years)

"More than 48 million men and women have served America well and faithfully in military uniform."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, America, Military)

"It is my sincere hope that hospitals across Indiana, and America, continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing medical care. This proposed rule will be harmful to communities who wish to upgrade their medical facilities."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Medical, Hope, America, Care, Excellence, Hospitals, Will)

"America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: America, Ideals, Veterans, Years)

"Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, American, Care, Veterans)

"Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: America, Commitment, Freedom, Revolution, Generations, Veterans)

"We try to magnify the difference between Americans and the English. In real life they like the same music and dress the same. It's really much more similar than anyone thinks or how we show it."
- Amanda Bynes
(Related: Life, Music, Americans, Difference, Dress, English)

"The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts. That's your money."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Money, American, Iraq, President, Security, Will)

"To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, American, Duty, Extreme, Liberty, Right)

"It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Money, Politics, Ideas, American, Principles)

"It is the Constitution of the United States that has been undermined, undercut, and is under attack. It is the American people's liberties that is in jeopardy. That is why I wrote 'Losing America.'"
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, America, American, Constitution, Jeopardy, states, United)

"People in Latin America... love America from afar and emulate America in some ways but also hate a lot of things that America does to them."
- David Byrne
(Related: Love, People, America, Hate)

"I hope that the German people will never again make the mistake of believing that because the American people are peace-loving, they will sit back hoping for peace if any nation uses force or the threat of force to acquire dominion over other peoples and other governments."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, Mistake, People, Hope, American, Force, Nation, Will)

"The American people want peace. They have long since ceased to talk of a hard or a soft peace for Germany."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, People, American, Germany, Talk, Want)

"I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff- box from an emperor."
- George Byron
(Related: American)

"America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people."
- Lord Byron
(Related: People, America, Force, Freedom, Moderation, Rudeness)

"I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor."
- Lord Byron
(Related: American)

"The popular song is America's greatest ambassador."
- Sammy Cahn
(Related: America, Popular, Song)

"There are so many things about playing football that seem to me uniquely American. Anybody can succeed, anybody can play, but you've got to work hard to do it."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Work, American, Football, Play, Succeed)

"The past several months I have been able to meet with people across this country. One thing is clear: America craves for real solutions to the problems we face. That's why I'm running for President of the United States."
- Herman Cain
(Related: People, America, Country, Months, Past, President, Problems, Running, states, United)

"Stupid people are ruining America."
- Herman Cain
(Related: People, America)

"Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Americans, Information, Media, Order, Reform, Security)

"January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Movies, America)

"Alfie was the first time I was above the title; the first time I became a star in America."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Time, America, First)

"I prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop."
- Michael Caine
(Related: American, Quiet)

"I wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Love, America, Americans, Film, Foreigners)

"Much of what we see in America, what most people feel has been progress and good things, have been brought about by the existence of third parties."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: People, Progress, America, Existence)

"Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Change, American, Culture, Environment, Party, Past, Years)

"We, in our Province, are beginning to realize and appreciate that our slowness in keeping up with our North American neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: American, Beginning, Disguise, May)

"The president, just as any other American, deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Legal, American, Defense, Office, President)

"Indians were here first - it's about time. We're way behind the African Americans and Hispanic Americans in getting politically involved, but we're beginning to take a page out of their notebook."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Time, African, Americans, Beginning, First)

"If America is too arrogant, too prideful to repent, it's not the kind of country that God wants it to be."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: God, America, Country)

"I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate, Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: People, America, Nixon, Poor)

"When you talk about evangelicals, don't forget that a significant proportion of the evangelical community is African American. And most African Americans - well over 90 percent, thoroughly evangelical, thoroughly biblical - will probably vote Democratic."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: African, American, Americans, Community, Forget, Talk, Vote, Will)

"Americans are rightly concerned about the security and the integrity of the nation's borders because the system is broken. Some are concerned about the possibility of terrorists crossing our borders and coming into our cities."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Possibility, Americans, Cities, Integrity, Nation, Security)

"Our men and women in uniform deserve the best intelligence possible to help them protect America."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Women, America, Help)

"The American people are not anti-immigrant. We are concerned about the lack of coherence in our immigration policy and enforcement."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: People, Policy, American)

"Right now, I'm as single as a slice of American cheese."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: American, Now, Right)

"I am hopeful for the American people that we can actually improve the outlook for bringing down costs in health care."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Health, People, American, Care)

"And basically, the sense of the 'Pledge to America' is this: Republicans understand when we were in charge, we got fired in '06. We spent too much money. We defied the trust that the people had put in us. And we know that there is a better way."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Trust, Money, People, America, Republicans, Sense)

"Again, the American people expect us to do what they are doing. It's tightening the belt, it's learning how to do more with less. That's a reality today, and we've got to do that in order to get the private sector growing."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, American, Learning, Order, Reality, Today)

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

"We've had Town Hall meetings, we've witnessed election after election, in which the American people have taken a position on the President's health care bill. And the bottom line is the people don't like this bill. They don't want it."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Health, People, American, Care, Meetings, President, Want)

"We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Americans, Choice, Learning, Result)

"The American people elected us here to cut spending so we can create an environment for jobs in America. The House has acted. We have demonstrated that we want to see spending, discretionary spending, brought down to levels of 2008. We've seen no counteraction. We have seen no position that has been expressed by the other side at all."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, America, American, Environment, Jobs, Want)

"I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: America, First)

"My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way."
- Al Capone
(Related: American)

"This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it."
- Al Capone
(Related: Opportunity, American, Capitalism, Will)

"My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Diet, Experience, Fitness, Americans, Children, Effort, School)

"I want to thank the efforts of the American Public Health Association and its 200-plus partners who have organized events around the Nation that serve to raise everyone's awareness of the need to improve public health."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Health, American, Awareness, Events, Nation, Public, Want)

"Drilling in the refuge will not solve America's energy problem. The Energy Department's own figures show that drilling would not change gas prices by more than a penny a gallon, and this would be 20 years from now."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Change, America, Drilling, Energy, Now, Will, Years)

"In America today, the percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight is more than double what it was in the early 1970s."
- Lois Capps
(Related: America, Children, Today)

"As we may know, osteoporosis affects around 10 million Americans, most of whom are over 55, and it is the cause of an estimated 1.5 million fractures annually."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Americans, Cause, May)

"Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way."
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Related: American, Compromise, Debate, Leading)

"I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Government, War, Values, America, Light, Nations, Republican, Will)

"The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: History, Leadership, Truth, Selling, America, Children, Congress, Credit, Future, President, Republican)

"The longer we go without strong leadership from the Administration and until we see significant progress in the day-to-day lives of the Iraqi people, the more difficult it will become to sustain the support of the American people and Congress for the current course."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Leadership, People, Progress, American, Congress, Day, Support, Will)

"Our constituents paid into Social Security, and they want it paid back to them when they retire. Cutting Social Security benefits that Americans have earned should always be a last resort."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Security, Want)

"Like my colleague, I represent a large Assyrian community in central California, one of the largest concentrations of Assyrian Americans anywhere in the United States."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Americans, Community, states, United)

"Vegas is everything that's right with America. You can do whatever you want, 24 hours a day. They've effectively legalized everything there."
- Drew Carey
(Related: America, Day, Right, Want)

"Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America, and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now."
- Drew Carey
(Related: America, Crime, Liquor, Now, Problems, Prohibition)

"We must get back to a very strong Christianity... Christianity shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great."
- George Carey
(Related: Christianity, America, England)

"And I hope America will realise, as the only superpower now, it really must use its power in a way that's going to build up the world, and to support the United Nations."
- George Carey
(Related: Power, Hope, America, Nations, Now, Support, United, Will, World)

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat."
- George Carlin
(Related: America)

"Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind to the incompetence and waste of Republicans - who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers - running Iraq reconstruction?"
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

"American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn't seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: People, Winning, Muslim, American, Culture, Respect)

"I think Michael Moore is loathsome, though, not because he dislikes Bush, but because he seems to dislike America."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: America)

"But at the same time, I think we recognize we can't impose democracy from without, particularly American-style democracy. We need to work with those elements in the region that are moving towards a reformed process and there are a number of them."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Work, Time, American, Democracy)

"Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, America, Questions)

"The American people have every right to be outraged with the administration's approval of the UAE port deal. It is time the people's House make the security of our Nation's ports a priority."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Time, People, American, Approval, Nation, Right, Security)

"It is time this Congress listened to the American people and minimum-wage workers, and it is time that we act."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Time, People, Act, American, Congress, Workers)

"After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Design, Vision, America, Competition, Depression, Honor, President, Public)

"Americans are also feeling the effects of soaring energy prices at the gas pump. The double burden of these added expenses will be far too much for many families."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Americans, Burden, Energy, Feeling, Will)

"Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government responds to a natural disaster it knew about days in advance, how would it respond to a surprise terrorist attack? How would it respond to an earthquake?"
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Government, Americans, Disaster)

"As winter weather settles in around the country, millions of American families are facing skyrocketing home heating prices with even greater impact if cold temperatures persist into the spring."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Home, American, Country, Spring, Weather, Winter)

"Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001, while big oil companies make triple the profits."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Americans, Energy, Oil, Republicans, Years)

"The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Love, Romance, American)

"I know a lot of Americans in Paris who have married Frenchmen. They keep bringing up their experience, the clash of civilizations, the clash of personalities."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Experience, Americans, Paris)

"Emmy Lou Harris introduced me to the work of the Vietnam Veterans of America foundation and the Campaign for a Land Mine Free World."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Work, America, Land, Veterans, Vietnam, World)

"I like the Western genre, I think it's uniquely American."
- Keith Carradine
(Related: American)

"America has entered one of its periods of historic madness, but this is the worst I can remember."
- John Le Carre
(Related: America, Madness)

"Americans believe that if you know something, you should do something about it."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Americans)

"I've always been a big fan of the American soul sound."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Soul, American, Sound)

"Not to be blasphemous, but I wonder if even the Holy Trinity understands the American tax code."
- Maurice Carroll
(Related: American, Tax, Trinity, Wonder)

"Talking about a materialistic thing, I get about 13 times more royalties from Europe than I do from America."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: America, Europe, Talking)

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: America, Rights, Human rights, Sense)

"What has happened at Guantanamo Bay... does not represent the will of the American people. I'm embarrassed about it, I think its wrong. I think it does give terrorists an unwarranted excuse to use the despicable means to hurt innocent people."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: People, American, Hurt, Will, Wrong)

"To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box. On the box is a label, not of my own choosing."
- Stephen Carter
(Related: America)

"I think here in America the space programme was such an enticing thing to be going on, that the thought of a family being able to go into space and live up there was really kind of mind-bending at the time."
- Angela Cartwright
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, America, Being, Mind, Space)

"I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president."
- James Carville
(Related: Politics, American, President)

"I think that America will not trust a party to defend America that isn't willing to defend itself."
- James Carville
(Related: Trust, America, Party, Will)

"For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Policy, Abortion, America, Years)

"Abortion on demand, throughout the full nine months of a pregnancy, for virtually any reason, became public policy in the United States of America. No other developed democracy had, or has, such a permissive abortion regime."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Policy, Abortion, America, Democracy, Months, Pregnancy, Public, Public policy, Reason, states, United)

"To establish justice and to promote the general welfare, America does not need the abortion license."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, America, Justice, Welfare)

"I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Mother, People, Hope, Abortion, American, Commitment, Contrast, Republican, Support)

"My strong personal view, which I believe is shared by millions of Americans, is that our party should make a strong statement in its platform that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which should be protected."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Americans, Party, Right)

"Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Decision, Abortion, Adulthood, Americans, Constitution, Privacy, Right)

"A 1990 Gallup poll found that 77 percent of Americans polled said abortion was the taking of human life. I agree, and believe that taking the life on an innocent child is unjust."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Abortion, Americans)

"I am so sick of reading about another car bomb, another suicide bomber, another 10, 20, 30, 70, 100 people dead in a day, both Americans and Iraqis."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Car, People, Americans, Day, Reading, Suicide)

"It is the people who scream the loudest about America and Freedom who see to be the most intolerant for a differing point of view."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: People, America, Freedom)

"Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: African, American, Civil rights, Famous, Literature, Struggle)

"Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices, it is a university of choice."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: African, Americans, Choice, Choices, College, State, University)

"During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Policy, African, Americans, Learning, Network, Schools)

"They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?"
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Success, Failure, America, Capitalism, Socialism, Talk)

"North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Americans, Country, Humanity)

"There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Intelligence, American, Country, United, Woman)

"Say this for big league baseball - it is beyond any question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America."
- Bruce Catton
(Related: America, Baseball, Conversation, Question)

"Our American heritage is greater than any one of us. It can express itself in very homely truths; in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies."
- Bruce Catton
(Related: American, End, Eyes, Sunset)

"I can tell you that the Canadian intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been providing outstanding co-operation with our intelligence and law enforcement agencies as we work together to track down terrorists here in North America and put them out of commission."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Intelligence, Work, America, Law)

"Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Positive, Canada, Climate, Countries, Help, Investment, states, Trade, United, World)

"We want to look at how we would respond because, as hard as we work to prevent terrorist attacks here North America, if we have a catastrophic terrorist attack, it is the military that is going to have to go in at the request of civilian authorities."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Work, America, Military, Want)

"We are also looking to Canada as we continue to integrate the North American energy market."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: American, Canada, Energy)

"This ability to have reliable sources of energy and a reliable transmission of energy here in North America is critical for both of us and for Mexico as we want to keep our economies growing."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Ability, America, Energy, Want)

"Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game but he had little or nothing to do with cricket."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Americans, Cricket, Nothing)

"It was not long before I was struck with the idea that base ball was just the game for a national sport for Americans."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Idea, Americans)

"Reform of the medical liability system should be considered as part of a comprehensive response to surging medical malpractice premiums that endanger Americans' access to quality medical care."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: Medical, Quality, Americans, Care, Reform)

"And we are grateful to the American young men and women who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance, this dream of democracy in Iraq now."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Men, Women, People, Dream, American, Chance, Democracy, Iraq, Now)

"The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Society, People, Actions, Americans, Living, Old, Tragedy, Weakness)

"But the thing we do know is whatever it costs to save and protect American lives in this conflict, we're going to spend."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: American, Conflict)

"American stuntmen are smart - they think about safety. When they do a jump in a car, they calculate everything: the speed, the distance... But in Hong Kong, we don't know how to count. Everything we do is a guess. If you've got the guts, you do it. All of my stuntmen have gotten hurt."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Car, American, Hurt, Safety)

"Very difficult to understand American audience, what they like, what they don't like. Some movie I like very much, it doesn't work. Some movie I don't like, it gets big box office. Very difficult."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Work, American, Office)

"We Americans are a peculiar people. We are for the underdog, no matter how much of a dog he is."
- Happy Chandler
(Related: People, Americans)

"There isn't much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston, probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?"
- Iris Chang
(Related: America, Boston, Cities, Class, Country)

"Then on to all the terrific american songwriters, from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon. Whoever wrote and sang in the song form I have appreciated."
- Tom Chapin
(Related: American, Song)

"I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: America, Christ, President)

"The glamour of it all! New York! America!"
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Glamour)

"Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same - hardihood. Give them raw truth."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Politics, Life, Truth, America, Conflict, Cure)

"In 1938, when I had decided that the only way to see the country was in a trailer, and I built the trailer which I still have and lived in it for eighteen months, and learned America from San Diego to the Canadian border, from Miami to New Jersey, and east to west in between."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: America, Country, Months)

"America's best buy is a telephone call to the right man."
- Ilka Chase
(Related: America, Man, Right)

"I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Men, American, Friends, Fun, Games, Old, Recreation, Soccer, Weekend)

"We are Americans when we go to war, and when we return, we are Mexicans."
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: War, Americans)

"I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: American, Being)

"Long live the Unity of Latin America."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: America, Unity)

"Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble over the last few decades is that their skepticism often extends only to American officials, the U.S. military and Republican politicians."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: American, Military, Politicians, Republican, Skepticism, Trouble)

"Less than 8 percent of private sector workers belonged to a union in 2004, and, overall, only 12.5 percent of American workers carry a union card - down from about one-third of workers in labor's heydays in the 1950s."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: American, Labor, Workers)

"The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony."
- John Cheever
(Related: People, Adultery, American, Ceremony, Rain, Woman, Writer)

"The difference between me and American-born actors is that I came here with the expectation of not being treated fairly."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Actors, American, Being, Difference, Expectation)

"Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: America)

"We have to make America the best place in the world to do business."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Business, America, World)

"The formation of the News America Publishing Group will lead to greater editorial excitement, new business opportunities and greater efficiencies and coordination."
- Peter Chernin
(Related: Business, America, Excitement, News, Publishing, Will)

"Because of the love affair between the American public and the stock market, it is possible for entrepreneurs, technological visionaries and inventors of every sort to get financing."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Love, American, Entrepreneurs, Public)

"When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people in small towns and farms across America felt a sense of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been punished for their wicked ways."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, America, News, Satisfaction, Sense)

"The American public historically was really not part of the stock market."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: American, Public)

"Once the brokerage house, rather than the bank, became the locus for American savings, that money would find its way into the stock market, because the broker was someone with a much higher tolerance for risk than the banker."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Money, American, Risk, Tolerance)

"I love the idea of a beautiful neighborhood that represents the very best of American values, but also as a fun backdrop to some darker, deliciously sneaky things going on in people's lives."
- Marc Cherry
(Related: Love, Idea, People, Values, American, Fun)

"There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: American, Americans, Ideals, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

"My father was an American who could cuss in Italian and make an aria out of it. It was wonderful to watch. But then again, he was a Gemini. I believe in that stuff."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Father, American)

"I spent a lot of my time working in the American module, and he would stay in the Russian segment working on his things, and we'd meet up at meal times. So it actually worked out very well."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Time, American)

"I'm Chinese-American, of course, and so it's very interesting to see China actually launch their own astronauts, becoming the third nation, following the United States and Russia, to do so."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Nation, Russia, states, United)

"She's a reflection of my fascination with the diversity of America she's totally normal in New York, but a freak in Texas. There are dozens of such clashes in America."
- Lee Child
(Related: America, Diversity, Reflection)

"I had been coming to America very frequently for many, many years, so I had plenty of exposure - and maybe the best kind of exposure, because I think first impressions are very important. Maybe I notice stuff that is just subliminal to people who live here all the time."
- Lee Child
(Related: Time, People, America, First, Years)

"I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Achievement, America, Measure, Potential)

"For far too long, America has been without a comprehensive energy plan, and today consumers are paying the price - literally - at the pump and in their heating bills."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: America, Energy, Today)

"The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these wars should they have been compelled to fight them?"
- Frank Chodorov
(Related: Americans, Fight, Want)

"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: American, Laws, Post, President)

"I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Thought, American, Dictatorship)

"Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Nature, Fear, American, Consequences, Heroes, Obligation, Reality)

"Unfortunately, the American justice system is just riddled with lies and inconsistencies."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: American, Justice, Lies)

"I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget deficit in a $29 billion budget, so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America, by percentage, larger than California, larger than New York, larger than Illinois. And we're going to balance that without raising taxes on the people of the state of New Jersey."
- Chris Christie
(Related: People, America, Balance, State, Taxes)

"Living in America, I became aware of many issues and went through a period of politicization."
- Julie Christie
(Related: America, Living)

"I'd never been content in America."
- Julie Christie
(Related: America, Content)

"Most of the time I spent in America, I was having a love affair with some American or other. I was just passing through but stayed because of these chaps."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Love, Time, America, American)

"I remember becoming aware of women's issues and inequality. It became glaringly clear to me when I was living in America that women are regarded as less intelligent than men."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Men, Women, America, Inequality, Living)

"Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic, but many countries in both Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: America, Countries)

"It was helpful to have the American troops there in great strength. They knew there'd be consequences if they didn't move back. Now, there has been some removal of the foreign forces."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Strength, American, Consequences, Now, Troops)

"In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public."
- Frank Church
(Related: American, Committee, Concern, First, Media, Misleading, Past, Potential, Present, Public)

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Americans, Right)

"The return to the Organization of the United States of America, the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture that has inspired many other peoples."
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Related: America, Culture, states, United)

"The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself."
- John Ciardi
(Related: American, Constitution, Fool, Right)

"My mother felt it was time that I had some parental control, so I went off to America and went to New York."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Time, Mother, Control, America)

"Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people, a problem-solving people. And when given a direction and given a plan, they'll sign on."
- Henry Cisneros
(Related: People, Americans, Direction)

"I usually say Latina, Mexican-American or American Mexican, and in certain contexts, Chicana, depending on whether my audience understands the term or not."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: American)

"America is the most inventive country in the world because everybody has access to information."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: America, Country, Information, World)

"It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: America, Mystery, Nothing, Style)

"A British pressing with a compilation of the best stuff really, I mean actually not only that but, these were all kind of semi hits for the people on it in America."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: People, America)

"Well of course New Zealand isn't anti-American."
- Helen Clark
"We just sent our condolences to the President of the United States and the American people on what is a terrible, terrible tragedy."
- Helen Clark
(Related: People, American, President, states, Tragedy, United)

"Europe and America must act together in the face of evil. It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore that unity and be able to take actions collectively together."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Time, Act, Actions, America, Americans, Europe, Evil, Unity)

"As president of the United States, my top priority will be to keep America safe. We're going to go after the terrorist networks. We're going to go after Osama bin Laden. We are not going to live in fear in this country."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Fear, America, Country, Osama bin laden, President, states, United, Will)

"I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl."
- Kelly Clarkson
(Related: God, People, American, Cute, Hate, Reason)

"What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant, powerful body and a dull, bestial mind."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: America, Body, Mind)

"If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: Change, Hope, America, Man, Racism)

"I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: Dream, American, Struggle)

"When the target audience is American teenage kids, you can have problems. My generation prized really fine acting and writing. Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles which underpin great visual comedy."
- John Cleese
(Related: Acting, American, Comedy, Kids, Principles, Problems, Teenage, Writing)

"America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: History, Civilization, America, Nation)

"A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: American, Dignity, Fact, Honor, Labor, Lies, Sentiment)

"I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Men, People, American, Being, Goodness, Mercy, Now, Rules, Will)

"The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: People, American)

"The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Encouraging, American, Economy, Help, Iraq, Nations)

"We have a close, unshakable bond between the United States and Israel, and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world, and we are both committed to a two-state solution. But that doesn't mean that we're going to agree."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: People, Values, American, Commitment, Future, Israel, Solution, states, United, World)

"For centuries, New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's greatest athletes."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: People, Dream, American, Athletes, Now, Sense, World)

"Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: America, Tax, May, Saying, Tax cuts)

"No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: War, Courage, American, Bravery, Fighting, Iraq, Right, Soldiers, Vote)

"Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Government, People, American, Freedom, Internet, Nations)

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: America, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

"Where are the jobs going to come from?Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where's the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Finance, Money, Business, America, Banks, Corporations, Energy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Now, Right, Today)

"When we make college more affordable, we make the American dream more achievable."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Dream, American, College)

"American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Home, America, American, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Liberty, Nations, Symbol)

"I believe I'm a better authority than anybody else in America on my own wife. I have never known a person with a stronger sense of right and wrong in my life ever."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Life, Wife, America, Authority, Right, Sense, Wrong)

"America can't beat anyone anymore."
- George Clooney
(Related: America)

"The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit. The courage to root out and destroy the killers. And, most importantly, the courage to hold on to our values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Quality, Courage, Values, Americans, Being)

"America has faced much more difficult times, including potential national extinction, without flinching."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: America, Potential)

"America, the temple of invention and industry, doesn't make things anymore."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Temple, America, Invention)

"Our actions in the Middle East over the last 15 years have already guaranteed radical Muslims quite enough ammunition to kill Americans for the next century, even if Guantanamo did not exist."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Actions, Americans, Radical, Years)

"It is impossible to exaggerate the wide, and widening, gulf between the American attitude on the Iraq war and the view from our friends across the Atlantic."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: War, Attitude, American, Friends, Iraq)

"One of the pleasant duties of America's most famous announcers during the relatively short swing era of the big bands was to host late-night remotes from some of the most famous ballrooms throughout the country."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: America, Country, Famous)

"Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Wisdom, Mistake, American, Iraq, Troops)

"Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Work, People, Actions, American, Defense, Democrats, Direction, Future, Iraq, President, Will)

"I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Time, War, People, American, Direction, Iraq, President, Result, Yesterday)

"Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Education, Americans, Democrats, Direction, Fighting, Healthcare, Security)

"Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: America, Democrats, Economy, Energy, Oil, Years)

"We are hopeful about the opportunities ahead, and stand ready to join this President in an open and honest dialogue about improving the state of our union for all Americans not the select few."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Americans, Open, President, State)

"The president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly promised to revisit Social Security privatization after November. But Americans have already said, loud and clear, that they don't want Social Security to be privatized or dismantled."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Americans, Congress, President, Republicans, Security, Want)

"The bottom line is that five million low-income Americans working full time for minimum wage, deserve a raise."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Time, Americans, Wage)

"Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Health, Failure, Americans, Republicans)

"The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: War, American, Nerves)

"It was fairly obvious to anyone who studied the situation that China was dumping bedroom furniture in the U.S. to the detriment of our American workers and manufacturers to gain market access and share."
- Howard Coble
(Related: American, Gain, Obvious, Workers)

"When the government is handed over to the Iraqi Council on 30 June, many have declared, oh, the Americans must never leave because civil unrest may erupt. Well, I agree, we cannot abruptly depart, but Iraq needs to step up to the plate on 30 June."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Government, Americans, Iraq, June, May, Needs)

"Finally, I do not believe that we should punish American families who have worked diligently to provide for themselves and want to pass along their success to their children and grandchildren."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Success, American, Children, Want)

"The problem that faces our country today, the last 30 years we have lived off the future, and the bill is coming due. So there cannot be anything that is not put on the table. There will not be one American that will not be called to sacrifice. Those that are more well-to-do will be called to sacrifice to a greater extent."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Sacrifice, American, Country, Faces, Future, Today, Will, Years)

"The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is, the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated. And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach and that the American public buys into it."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Purpose, American, Country, Danger, Now, Public, Right, Senate, Thoughtful)

"I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Dream, American, Children, Promises, Security)

"I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Life, Death, America, states, Today, Value)

"Everybody in America is going to have to sacrifice to help us rebuild the Gulf Coast. Every government program, every individual, we are all going to have to sacrifice."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, Sacrifice, America, Help)

"Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, People, American, Common sense, Country, First, Focus, Party, Principles, Republicans, Responsibility, Want)

"I understand about this idea of terror and what it means to Americans and this idea that we can't just walk around free like we did; life has changed."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Life, Idea, Americans, Terror)

"We have to make sure that we are a force for peace and stability in the world, and that we're prepared to defend freedom and the security of the American people."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Peace, People, American, Force, Freedom, Security, Stability, World)

"Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Education, American, Future, Jobs, Language, Research, Students)

"It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean?"
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Music, America, Fans, Parents)

"Don't go on American Idol, I think you'll spend the rest of your life living it down and I think it's getting kinda scary, isn't it?"
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Life, American, Living, Rest)

"My only regret is that I signed away the world rights and in America they've been far and away my most successful books, but I never saw a cent from any of it."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Successful, America, Books, Rights, Regret, World)

"As for September 11, let us not too easily grant the Americans possession of that date on the calendar. Like May 1 or July 14 or December 25, September 11 may seem full of significance to some people, while to other people it is just another day."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: People, Americans, Day, December, July, May, Possession)

"Hopefully, America will really get a sense of how justice can be served in this country. And hopefully, they'll forget the Simpson trial."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: America, Country, Forget, Justice, Sense, Will)

"A world in which others controlled the course of their own development, would be a world in which the American system would be seriously endangered."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Development, American, World)

"Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine's protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: War, American, End, Press, Russia, Years)

"Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans soon may have to choose between civil liberties and more intrusive means of protection."
- William S. Cohen
(Related: Americans, Civil liberties, May, Protection, Terrorism)

"To have a film in America means precisely nothing if you don't have a distributor who stands behind it."
- Arthur Cohn
(Related: America, Film, Nothing)

"America stands for individual liberty, but that means an ordered liberty."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: America, Liberty)

"Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Loyalty, Respect)

"The social and industrial structure of America is founded upon an enlightened citizenship."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: America, Citizenship)

"I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant, has pursued policies that are illegal in international law and has been ignorant and incompetent. I said this very forthrightly to the senators."
- Juan Cole
(Related: American, Iraq, Law, Senators)

"For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Americans, April, Country, March, Party)

"I am an American citizen and feel I am entitled to the same rights as any other citizen."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: American, Rights)

"I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: African, American, Artist, Famous, Jazz)

"I'm proud of our court. It knocks back a lot of the propaganda the Communists put out about the way America treats her Negroes."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: America, Court, Propaganda)

"I think foreign countries really do like it when American artists sing in their language. And when you go over there and say, 'Hi, how are you?' in their language, they love it. It makes them feel like you're doing it just for them. We in America take so much for granted."
- Natalie Cole
(Related: Love, America, American, Artists, Countries, Language)

"A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens."
- John Coleman
(Related: American, Listening, Majority, Now)

"The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints."
- John Coleman
(Related: America, Tax, Key, Laws, Now, State, Washington)

"As an African American actress, there are people who have been staples in my life that opened a door that I can walk through. I hope that I can have that impact."
- Monique Coleman
(Related: Life, People, Hope, African, American)

"Our cattlemen have given us the safest, most abundant, most affordable beef supply in the world and I trust their judgment. And if you look at consumer confidence in this country, so does the American public."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Trust, American, Confidence, Country, Judgment, Public, World)

"Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Society, America, Example, Living, News, Pressure, Retirement, Security)

"Let me be clear, the discussions about Social Security are not about the retirement security of those Americans who are 55 or older - the Social Security system for those folks 55 and over will not change in any way shape of form - no ifs, ands, or buts."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Change, Americans, Retirement, Security, Will)

"America has a strategic interest in continuing to welcome international students at our colleges, universities, and high schools. Attracting the world's top scientific scholars helps to keep our economy competitive."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: America, Economy, Interest, Schools, Students, World)

"The Pell Grant is more than a financial aid program for college students in need. It is the right thing to do for America's college students, and it is the right thing to do for America's economy."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Financial, America, College, Economy, Right, Students)

"I think that the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that is its own entity. They're just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It's kind of untouched, it's not Americanized."
- Toni Collette
(Related: Culture)

"I write about the American dream: if you set your mind to do something, you can do it. My fans know they're getting the real thing."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: American, Fans, Mind)

"I am currently talking to one of the studios about making American Star as a TV series."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: American, Talking)

"I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't mean anything in America but is quite nice in England - the Order of the British Empire for services to drama."
- Joan Collins
(Related: America, Drama, England, Order, Queen)

"I was raised to speak out about politics and the world around me. I would do it whether I was in the public or not. It is the way I was taught. The American way."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Politics, American, Public, World)

"In 1977 we played America and Europe three times, and Japan - my marriage suffered as a result. My then wife took the kids to Canada to be near her parents."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Marriage, Wife, America, Canada, Europe, Kids, Parents, Result)

"When we're touring America or Europe, we use our own plane and a great advantage of that is it cuts out an awful lot of time checking in. You literally drive up to the plane, get on and then drive off at the other end."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Time, America, End, Europe)

"Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don't make eye contact, the guys won't come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled."
- Silvia Colloca
(Related: Men, America, American, Being, Eye, Famous, First, Girls, Talk)

"The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: American, Consequences, Events, Revolution)

"There were bars that began to have acoustic musicians play, it was 1970: Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, America, The Eagles, all that kind of stuff was popular. It was very easy for me to just kind of move in and be noticed."
- Shawn Colvin
(Related: America, Eagles, Musicians, Play, Popular)

"I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats, and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold, and then had the windows widely opened. This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first; for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air."
- George Combe
(Related: Americans, First, Ladies, Gentlemen, Windows)

"Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, People, Action, American, Day, Earth)

"Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces, while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers."
- Joe Conason
(Related: Love, America, Draft, Liberals, Support)

"I'd cap the total amount of income taxes paid by Americans to no more than 25 percent and tax all income only once."
- Cesar Conda
(Related: Americans, Tax, Income, Taxes)

"The election before us will be the Austerlitz of American politics."
- Roscoe Conkling
(Related: Politics, American, Will)

"If America had been discovered as many times as I have, no one would remember Columbus."
- Sean Connery
(Related: America, Columbus)

"The only time I would like to see was the 20s and 30s in America because I love the music and the style and the optimism, I wanted to see New York being built. I wanted to see all that, you know."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: Love, Music, Time, Optimism, America, Being, Style)

"The President is not squaring with the American people as to the seriousness of our nation's fiscal condition. It is time for people to stand up and tell the truth."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Time, Truth, People, American, Nation, President, Seriousness)

"The American taxpayers should not have to send one more penny on the Administration's Iraq misadventure. Let's give our troops the supplies they need to get out of Iraq safely. Let's bring our troops home."
- John Conyers
(Related: Home, American, Iraq, Troops)

"The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans who need assistance with the costs of higher education."
- John Conyers
(Related: Education, Americans, Neglect, Republicans)

"The time is now for Congress to address health care in America."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, Time, America, Care, Congress, Now)

"Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, America, Care, Economy, Inflation)

"Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, Americans, Care, Country, Suffering)

"Mr. Chairman, the price for continuing this war is too high, not only in budgetary terms, but in American lives, Iraqi civilian casualties blamed on America and in the steady increase in the terrorist ranks that this war is provoking around the globe."
- John Conyers
(Related: War, America, American)

"It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws."
- John Conyers
(Related: Age, Americans, Being, Civil rights, Crime, Discrimination, Fight, Hate, Laws)

"The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq, as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts, and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe."
- John Conyers
(Related: American, Experts, Iraq, Numbers, Troops)

"A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity, because they simply are not preparing for retirement now."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Americans, Now, Poverty, Prosperity, Retirement, Will)

"People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: People, America, Listening)

"People, when they first come to America, whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a new and agreeable feeling: that the whole country is their oyster."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: People, America, Country, First)

"As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Enthusiasm, American, Vulgarity, Years)

"There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect of the foreigner and his children, unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we set out to "Americanize" him."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Arrogance, Children, Credit, Neglect, Nothing)

"The business of America is business."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Business, America)

"Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Patriotism, America, Country)

"To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: American, Constitution, Privilege, Race)

"After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Business, People, Selling, American, Buying, World)

"Growing up training, I use to get up so early I would wave to the garbage men going by. So, I had this relationship with Blue Collar America and I really liked it. I felt that lots of those people looked forward to me winning."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Men, People, Winning, America, Growing up, Training)

"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
(Related: Power, Sex, America, Nothing, Project, Violence)

"It's not an anti-sex trip. Like, we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Sex, American, Entertainment, Now, Right, Saying, Violence)

"The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Abuse, Ambition, American, Effect, Faults, Language, Simplicity, Want)

"America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: America, Opinions, Religious)

"While tax refunds amount to substantial income for many Americans, current IRS rules do not allow taxpayers to directly deposit their refund into more than one account."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Americans, Tax, Income, Rules)

"Well, where is the money? Show me the money? Our allies have put up a few billion dollars, but the American taxpayer has been required to shoulder the burden of this war."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: War, Money, American, Burden)

"This is a simple change that will provide a huge financial boost for many Americans, particularly low- to moderate-income families. It is an important step in making sure we do everything we can to encourage all Americans to save and plan for the future."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Change, Financial, Americans, Future, Will)

"First, the year 2004, the year past, the Comptroller General of the United States, David A. Walker, said that arguably it was the worst year in American fiscal history, clearly setting our Nation on an unsustainable path."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: History, American, First, Nation, Past, states, United)

"If we don't change, millions of American families are just one medical emergency, or one layoff, away from financial disaster and bankruptcy."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Medical, Change, Financial, American, Disaster)

"According to the Gallup Poll, 24 percent of American adults exercised regularly in 1961, and 50 percent after 1968. The peak was 59 percent in 1984, dropping off to 51 percent last September."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: American)

"We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Food, Music, Being)

"I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: American, Bizarre, Speech, Writer)

"I find respect for a mediocre British composer, as opposed to a really good American, ridiculous because they automatically respect a composer if he's from England."
- John Corigliano
(Related: American, England, Respect)

"The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: American, Culture, Teenage, Years, Youth)

"But I do think it's unwise, and it - to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the - that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Mosque, America, Americans, President, Result, Washington)

"Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease."
- John Corry
(Related: American, Disease, Loneliness)

"The ability of Americans to toss off oppressive characters is the most rewarding aspect, to me, of U.S. history."
- Norman Corwin
(Related: History, Ability, Americans)

"The President has once again failed us. Millions of Americans are at risk of going without the flu vaccine this year because the administration failed to act proactively to ensure an adequate supply. There is simply no excuse for this."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Act, Americans, President, Risk)

"If the Bush Administration cannot ensure Americans that they will be safe from the flu, how will they protect our country against a possible bio-terror or chemical attack? The American people deserve better."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: People, American, Americans, Country, Will)

"I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: American, Earth)

"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, American, Being, Chance, Comfort, Fact, Right)

"This Department of Treasury, run by this administration, using the same tried and true accounting methods that every business in America uses, cast new light on the fiscal severity that our Nation is facing, what some would call a mess."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Business, America, Light, Nation)

"Conservation is an American value, and it is lacking from this bill."
- Jim Costa
(Related: American, Conservation, Value)

"It does not matter what party you are a member of in this great Nation of ours. Accountability and competence are characteristics that Americans value throughout our great land."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Americans, Competence, Land, Nation, Party, Value)

"Every day more Americans watch their jobs being shipped overseas."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Americans, Being, Day, Jobs)

"In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Time, America, Being, Decisions, Politicians)

"It was an amazing adventure, it was my dream to be in an American musical... I really hope you are going to love what you are going to see."
- Marion Cotillard
(Related: Love, Dream, Hope, Adventure, American)

"Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Love, Work, Patriotism, Americans, Country, Dumb, Enemy, Hate, Liberals, Question)

"Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of America's self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: America, Difference, Idiots, Liberals, Self)

"Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: America, Arguments, Debate, Liberals, Names, Today, Trying)

"While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: American, Liberals, Security, Treachery)

"Canadians can easily 'pass for American' as long as we don't accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Car, American)

"Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have almost nothing in common except for the fact they've been told they have lots in common."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: People, Americans, Fact, Nothing)

"High school is such a shared experience in North American culture."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Experience, American, Culture, School)

"The only security for the American people today, or for any people, is to be found through the control of force rather than the use of force."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: People, Control, American, Force, Security, Today)

"People have been killing because of racial differences since the time of Adam and Eve, but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Time, People, African, Americans, Country, Killing, Racism)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"If we had to choose one American Idol to go out to dinner with, it would be Fantasia. There are no airs and graces about her... I like her."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: American)

"I would like to do a part that would stretch me. In America it seems to me that you just take your clothes off and that helps, but I wouldn't want to do that."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: America, Clothes, Want)

"I think now, more than anytime I can remember, bands are sounding pretty similar whether they're English or American, from Manchester or London... or Leeds or Welsh or Irish."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: American, English, Irish, London, Now, Pretty)

"There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and ages and some American bands are sounding quite English like they did in the late 70s and early 80s."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: American, English, Focus)

"It came home to me indelibly that I was never going to change anything in America by walking around carrying a sign. It was a great revelation. It saved me a lot of anxiety and a lot of wasted energy."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Change, Home, America, Anxiety, Energy, Walking)

"Breast cancer deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Success, Women, America, Cancer)

"Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in."
- Phil Crane
(Related: People, American, Generations, Influence)

"We simply must look beyond partisan goals and find common ground as Americans. It is imperative that the Members of Congress recognize that partisanship will not serve the American people."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: People, Goals, American, Americans, Congress, Will)

"It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: American, Woman)

"Gandhi has more recently recognized the need for continuance of British, American and Chinese efforts in India and has suggested that these troops might remain by agreement with some new Indian Government."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Agreement, American, Troops)

"As Realtors, you live and breathe the American dream."
- Charlie Crist
(Related: Dream, American)

"The first phase of American political history was characterized by the conflict between the Federalists and the Republicans, and it resulted in the complete triumph of the latter."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: History, American, Conflict, First, Republicans)

"The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Patriotism, American, Loyalty, Promise, Tradition)

"The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Achievement, American, Nation, Word)

"The more consciously democratic Americans became, however, the less they were satisfied with a conception of the Promised Land, which went no farther than a pervasive economic prosperity guaranteed by free institutions."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Americans, Land, Prosperity)

"When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union and to the existing Federalist organization, the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Democracy, Republicans)

"Unless the great majority of Americans not only have, but believe they have, a fair chance, the better American future will be dangerously compromised."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Americans, Chance, Future, Majority, Will)

"To the European immigrant - that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life - the Promise of America has consisted largely in the opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Opportunity, America, American, Americans, Independence, Promise, Prosperity)

"Let it be immediately added, however, that this economic independence and prosperity has always been absolutely associated in the American mind with free political institutions."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Independence, Mind, Prosperity)

"When the Promise of American life is conceived as a national ideal, whose fulfillment is a matter of artful and laborious work, the effect thereof is substantially to identify the national purpose with the social problem."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Work, Purpose, American, Effect, Fulfillment, Promise)

"American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: History, American, Pride, Regret)

"Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Faith, Enthusiasm, Americans)

"The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Equality, Civilization, Achievement, American, Americans, Benefits, Gain, Liberty, Prosperity, World)

"The average American is nothing if not patriotic."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Nothing)

"The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Values, American)

"It is the will of the American people that we have a right to protect our flag and this can only be accomplished by passing a Constitutional amendment."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: People, American, Right, Will)

"Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Equality, Belief, American, Martin)

"America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Health, America, Care, Caring)

"I've gone from the most trusted man in America to one of the most debated."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: America, Man)

"The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American narcissistic obsession with what's going on with the self, that's the general thing people are talking about."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: People, Ideas, American, Obsession, Self, Talking)

"What we need in America is a renaissance. We need to go forward by going backward."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: America)

"In America, we have to learn to be patient enough to figure out what somebody is saying. Somebody might actually be saying something."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: America, Saying)

"Steve McQueen was from a time when you didn't know every little dirty thing about our public figures. He and James Dean were very mysterious, archetypal American heroes."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Time, American, Heroes, Public)

"It's more like can I build a group of characters and can I tell some universal truths that feel real and aren't formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by who've told American stories that were personal and universal as well."
- Cameron Crowe
(Related: American, Spirit)

"God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: God, America, Christ, Queen)

"Most of my adult life I had this towering contempt for America."
- Robert Crumb
(Related: Life, America, Contempt)

"Well, the way things are going, aside from wheat and auto parts, America's biggest export is now the Oscar."
- Billy Crystal
(Related: America, Now)

"Yeah, about sixteen to twenty weeks a year. For example, we can do America in six or seven weeks. You can do Europe in three weeks; England in two weeks. South America you could do in three weeks; Asia you could do in three weeks."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: America, EnglEurope, Example)

"Federal authorities do not have the manpower or the resources to protect America's international borders."
- John Culberson
(Related: America)

"America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: America, Faults, Hell, May, Mistakes)

"Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Time, Act, Americans, Rights, Guidance, Majority, Minority, Needs, Voting)

"Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years, juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes, currently affects more than 3 million Americans and more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Americans, Childhood, Children, Years)

"It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Death, American, Civil rights, Journey, Unemployment, Violence, Workers)

"African-American women account for 67 percent of all newly diagnosed female AIDS cases."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Women, African)

"I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America. I wanted to photograph."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Science, America)

"You see, I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Science, America)

"We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: People, American, Feet, Past, Public, Reality, Senses, Will)

"I was raised Irish Catholic, but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic: I consider myself me, an American."
- John Cusack
(Related: American, Irish)

"When we fled from the oppressions of kings and parliaments in Europe, to found this great Republic in America, we brought with us the laws and the liberties, which formed a part of our heritage as Britons."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: America, Europe, Kings, Laws)

"The whole thing was done for internal political reasons to galvanize and unify the country against the Americans, and if they hadn't had that immediate opportunity they would have found another one."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Opportunity, Americans, Country)

"The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Food, Sex, Americans, Spirit)

"We have to face it: in America today the way to have fun and celebrate is to break a store window and take something. That's the way it is, today in America, and we have to accept it."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: America, Fun, Today)

"There is no question of the benefits that opening a market of a billion people will bring to American businesses. But as I said last year, this will test China and the world trade system."
- William M. Daley
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Question, Trade, Will, World)

"As an Italian-American, I have a special responsibility to be sensitive to ethnic stereotypes."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: Responsibility)

"I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris."
- John C. Danforth
(Related: Americans, Paris, Washington)

"To compel the nation with challenge the traditional American doctrine of freedom of the seas, every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: American, Challenge, Doctrine, Freedom, Man, Nation, Navy)

"We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don't believe in Americans, who will?"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Americans, Balance, Debt, Economy, Will)

"The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Policy, Failure, Optimism, Ambition, American, Future, Jobs, Now, Prosperity, Risk, Risk-taking, Spirit)

"If we don't believe in Americans, who will? I do believe. I've seen it in the people of our very typical corner of the nation."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: People, Americans, Nation, Will)

"All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Faith, Men, Women, People, God, Americans, Dignity, Enemy, Liberty, Self, Will)

"As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel."
- Rick Danko
(Related: Time, Dream, American, Being, Greed, Selfishness)

"In fact that is the struggle that most Americans - As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Americans, Country, Fact, Struggle, World)

"Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces. And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out, they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America to the Americans for very little money."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Money, People, America, Americans, Army, Fighting, Revolution)

"The Rockwell magazine cover was more a part of the American reality than a record of it."
- Arthur C. Danto
(Related: American, Reality)

"I think the Democratic Party has picked a lot of the wrong candidates, the kind that Middle America, or people who are more down the middle and more rational, can't side with. I think that's been the problem."
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: People, America, Party, Wrong)

"That's an interesting question. I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law. It's one of those things that most of us take for granted."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Americans, Law, Question)

"I began writing in the 4th grade. As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school. It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: America, Discovery, Fact, Play, School, Writing)

"If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: America, Man, Wrong)

"An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Men, American)

"Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Leadership, People, American, Responsibility, Right)

"Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)

"We could ask artists from abroad to come in too, so that there could be a mixing and matching of skills from Europe, America and here which would widen our world."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: America, Artists, Europe, World)

"I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect."
- Alexander Jackson Davis
(Related: American, Living)

"Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Death, America, Slavery)

"One of the things that is wrong with America is that everybody who has done anything at all in his own field is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun."
- Elmer Davis
(Related: America, Authority, Sun, Wrong)