Quotes and Sayings about American



"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself."
- John Ciardi
(Related: American, Constitution, Fool, Right)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Loyalty, Respect)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect."
- Alexander Jackson Davis
(Related: American, Living)

"I just read that 81 percent of Americans are ready to vote for a woman. So it sounds like America is ready."
- Geena Davis
(Related: America, Americans, Vote, Woman)

"You know that I am living proof that the American Dream is real. Growing up, our congressman cut through government bureaucratic red tape to help my mom buy our first house. That's the kind of congressman I'll be."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Government, Mom, Dream, American, First, Growing up, Help, Living, Proof)

"No man surely has so short a memory as the American."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: American, Man, Memory)

"Unlike other peoples the United States found their origin in a deliberate act of corporate self-assertion, and ever since the Revolution every little American has been taught to associate himself personally with this creative act."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Act, American, Corporate, Revolution, Self, states, United)

"American literature has never been content to be just one among the many literatures of the Western World. It has always aspired to be the literature not only of a new continent but of a New World."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: American, Content, Literature, World)

"Now multitudes of root words are identical in the American languages over vast areas some of them with precisely the same senses, and others with various shades of analogical meaning."
- John W. Dawson
(Related: American, Meaning, Now, Senses, Words)

"Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Life, American, Party, Trying)

"There are Americans will find it difficult to believe that the Prime Minister can simply impose candidates on ridings, and can so efficiently move individuals out of private life and into the Cabinet with virtually no resort to the electorate."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Life, Americans, Will)

"Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Money, Advice, American, Friends)

"The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security crisis only to distract Americans from its serious mismanagement of the federal budget."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Americans, Crisis, Security)

"There was always a lot of American music in England until, obviously when the Beatles came around, then there was a shift towards English music, but before then American music was the main thing."
- John Deacon
(Related: Music, American, EnglEnglish)

"In his 4 years in the White House, President Carter worked to make the Federal Government more competent and compassionate and more responsive to the American people."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Government, People, American, President, Years)

"The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Americans, May, President, Radical, State, Will)

"That's one of the things about the Tea Party people. They think corporations have too much influence in American life and they do."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Life, People, American, Corporations, Influence, Party, Tea)

"A lot of things I am, and a lot of things I am not. But I think I'm about as good an American as there is. I love this country. It's been very, very good to me. And it will be good to anybody if they are willing to give of themselves."
- Jimmy Dean
(Related: Love, American, Country, Will)

"She was in a difficult position being the widow of a great American hero, a role that carried high expectations but she did a credible job of continuing Dr King's dream especially in the face of a changing and often hostile American public."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Dream, American, Being, Expectations, Job, Public)

"The best proof of the high quality of American beef is the continued negative BSE findings supported by the highest surveillance possible. The administration should be working to increase our surveillance of BSE, not scaling it back."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Quality, Negative, American, Proof)

"1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Patriotism, War, Thought, People, American, Beginning, First, Heroism, Iraq, Troops)

"American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: American, Writers)

"It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Accident, Culture, First, Independence, Intention)

"Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals who don't go out of their way to do each other favours."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Society, American)

"Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don't have a place."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Society, American, Cinema)

"Some guy refuses to fight and we call that the sin, but he's standing up for what he believes in and that seems pretty damned American to me."
- Iris Dement
(Related: American, Fight, Pretty, Sin)

"The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Work, American, Day, Nothing)

"We have been blessed with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Work, Positive, Acting, Americans, Economy, Force, Nation, World)

"A poll earlier this year showed that 42 per cent of Americans believe we're in the End Times."
- Andrew Denton
(Related: Americans, End)

"I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life... and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work."
- Gerard Depardieu
(Related: Work, Life, Idea, Americans, Culture)

"France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: History, People, America, American, Culture, Disaster, Europe, France)

"One American said that the most interesting thing about Holy Ireland was that its people hate each other in the name of Jesus Christ. And they do!"
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: People, American, Christ, Hate, Ireland, Name)

"Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent."
- Anita Diament
(Related: History, Love, Acting, Americans, Shakespeare, Writing)

"Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Americans, Animals, Defeat, Military, Native Americans, Troops, Weapons)

"It's striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating epidemic diseases to give to Europeans, in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases that Indians received from the Old World."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Americans, Native Americans, Old, World)

"She was the Judy Garland of American poetry."
- James Dickey
(Related: Poetry, American)

"People identify with me - everyone does - African American women, Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I'm ethnic."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Women, People, African, American)

"The time has come for the American government to recognize the damage that has occurred to our economy, and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is both unfair and illegal foreign competition."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Government, Time, Action, American, Competition, Economy)

"The American people are going to judge the majority party here today. If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows this provision to be stricken, they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Men, Women, People, American, Country, Majority, Military, Party, Today, Vote, Voting)

"Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Power, Americans, Possessions)

"I am not anti-American. But I am strongly pro-Canadian."
- John G. Diefenbaker
"There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: American, Film)

"The large ensemble cast and the fact that it was being shot in New York, combined with a lot of strong positive images as far as African Americans are concerned, really turned me on to The Best Man."
- Taye Diggs
(Related: Positive, African, Americans, Being, Fact, Man)

"The American public tunes in every night hoping to see two people screwing. Obviously, we can't give them that but let's always keep it in mind."
- Barry Diller
(Related: People, American, Mind, Night, Public)

"Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Habit, Americans, Improvement)

"The Democratic Party needs to look carefully at moving towards the middle, where the American people are."
- John Dingell
(Related: People, American, Needs, Party)

"Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a question of issue for the American people to vote on."
- John Dingell
(Related: People, Policy, American, Question, Vote)

"In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Americans, Committee, Israel, Support)

"We are offering to the American public a line of delicious Italian-American foods. They will be available through the Internet, shopping networks and national store distribution."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: American, Internet, Public, Will)

"It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Food, Americans, Forget)

"Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Ability, American, Chance, Circumstances, Effort, Freedom, Gender, Privacy, Race, Will)

"American workers are first rate."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: American, First, Workers)

"All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Health, Quality, Americans, Care)

"Life is very important to Americans."
- Bob Dole
(Related: Life, Americans)

"I submit that those who run the American military at the top, and those whose boots are on the ground and who run the machinery and equipment, are sending a signal: You asked us to do something. Give us some time and we will solve the problems and we will do it."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Time, American, Military, Problems, Will)

"Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let's use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Leadership, American, Energy, Oil, Problems)

"Today's gasoline prices are taking a severe toll on Americans' pocketbooks. Consumers are anxious."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Americans, Today)

"The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Leadership, Thought, American, President)

"News conferences are the only chance the American public has to see Ronald Reagan use his mind."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: American, Chance, Mind, News, Public)

"I always thought I was singing American folk music."
- Lonnie Donegan
(Related: Music, Thought, American, Folk, Singing)

"Now is the time to draw a clean, clear, bright line and say if you are engaging in speech over the Internet you do not have to check with your lawyer or your accountant. You are a free American, and you have the opportunity to engage in free speech over the Internet."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Time, Opportunity, American, Free speech, Internet, Now)

"As Americans, we can choose where we work and live, what we drive, which insurance plan is best for us, so why can we not give workers a choice when it comes to their retirement?"
- John Doolittle
(Related: Work, Americans, Choice, Retirement, Workers)

"IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Life, Power, Sympathy, American, Fiction, First, Limits)

"When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country and to defend this country's interest and then to send them overseas, there is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their safety."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Men, Women, American, Country, Fight, Interest, Obligation, Question, Safety)

"Is there decency left in American politics?"
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Politics, American, Decency)

"Nowhere in this country should we have laws that permit drinking and driving or drinking in vehicles that are on American highways. This is not rocket science. We know how to prevent this, and 36 states do."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Science, American, Country, Drinking, Driving, Laws, states)

"I came into American politics and into this political system proud of politics and the way we make decisions."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Politics, American, Decisions)

"The Bush Administration and the Congress have to stop ignoring this crisis in international trade. The longer we ignore it, the more American jobs will move overseas. It's just that simple."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: American, Congress, Crisis, Jobs, Trade, Will)

"Without that assured American largesse Israel would have been obliged to come to an accommodation with her neighbours."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: American, Israel)

"Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?"
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Americans, Authority)

"The American Dream is a phrase we'll have to wrestle with all of our lives. It means a lot of things to different people. I think we're redefining it now."
- Rita Dove
(Related: People, Dream, American, Now)

"What I see as the greatest threat to America is that the American people will put political pressure on their leaders to pull out of Iraq before we should."
- Thelma Drake
(Related: People, America, American, Iraq, Leaders, Pressure, Will)

"Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests."
- David Duke
(Related: Government, Goal, American, Media, Race, Separation)

"Jewish people have put the interests of race over the interests of the American people... Jews are filled with more hatred and rage for our race, for our heritage, for our blood than perhaps you can imagine."
- David Duke
(Related: People, American, Blood, Hatred, Race)

"I don't call myself a white supremacist. I'm a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights."
- David Duke
(Related: Civil rights)

"Absolutely committed to spending the rest of my life as a spokesman for the rights of European Americans."
- David Duke
(Related: Life, Americans, Rights, Rest)

"The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: American, Ballet, Body, Grace, School, Spirit, Walking)

"I mentioned that one of the tripartite formulas in American worldview involves time: past, present, and future."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: American, Future, Past, Present)

"Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Children, Example, Grandparents, Piety, Worship)

"Americans often have trouble enjoying the present moment."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Present, Trouble)

"Americans have a penchant for the future and tend to disregard the past."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Future, Past)

"Americans do believe in progress and there is almost certainly a kernel of truth in the joke."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Truth, Progress, Americans)

"We don't intend to always keep this necessarily African oriented. Originally I had hoped to have African American Indian of this area, and the Appalachian of this area, but at the same time, just as we have the Haitian room, we will always have room for another exhibit."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Time, African, American, Will)

"Americans spend much of their adult lives paying taxes in various forms. We should end this practice of paying a tax that is triggered only by debt."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Americans, Debt, End, Tax, Practice, Taxes)

"Let's just say, the American school of suburban angst is not my cup of tea."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: American, School, Tea)

"American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Environmental, War, Romance, American, Crime, Culture, Terror, Violence)

"We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries."
- Will Durant
(Related: People, Americans, Earth, Events)

"Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day, including me. Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe. It's the designer supplements that are worrisome."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Americans, Day)

"My favorite type of music to sing and to listen to, you know, rock. It's not always metal, but you know, half the time it is. Metal's cool, you know? Not everybody on 'American Idol' listens to metal."
- James Durbin
(Related: Music, Time, Favorite)

"Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American, and like Twain, we'll likely not see another like him."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Humor, Hope, American, Sense)

"And the Russians certainly don't have it. If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she's a crook. And that's me, the nice American. The assumption that you can't make money honestly is a killer."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Money, American, Woman)

"There is a natural partnership between State and Commerce, and the American business community to work together to educate the United States about marketing overseas."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Work, American, Commerce, Community, Marketing, Partnership, State, states, United)

"The question really is how do we get Embassy Officers into the minds of the American business community. That is a much more difficult task than understanding a statistical matrix."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, American, Community, Question, Understanding)

"The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: American, Poverty, Simplicity)

"The logical man must either deny all miracles or none, and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps, in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: American, Man, Miracles, Myths, Old)

"The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Religion, War, Church, American, Army)

"I think the composer and production staff of an opera have a real responsibility to use visual elements of all kinds to make clear to the American audience, at any rate, exactly what is going on."
- John Eaton
(Related: American, Opera, Production, Responsibility)

"No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Government, American, Criticism)

"We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Movies, Society, Action, African, American, Now, Stars)

"I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Americans, Class)

"I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Idea, Americans, First, Freedom, Responsibility, Speech)

"I get up at an unholy hour in the morning my work day is completed by the time the sun rises. I have a slightly bad back which has made an enormous contribution to American literature."
- David Eddings
(Related: Time, Work, American, Day, Literature, Sun)

"If we think we have ours and don't owe any time or money or effort to help those left behind, then we are a part of the problem rather than the solution to the fraying social fabric that threatens all Americans."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Money, Time, Americans, Effort, Help, Solution)

"The standardized American is largely a myth created not least by Americans themselves."
- Irwin Edman
(Related: American, Americans, Myth)

"I think that whenever there's a good script we try to make that happen, but it's all based off of a good story, a good script, but I don't believe you should do it just because it's African-American."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: African)

"Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Dream, American, Career, Now, Production, Right)

"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Americans)

"Only Americans can hurt America."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: America, Americans, Hurt)

"I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: American, Troops)

"I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: People, American, Living, Nothing, Television)

"Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Health, War, Home, People, American, Drugs, Justice, Politicians, Troops, Will)

"We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Time, American, Right, Statesmanship)

"Yes, and it's my third movie with Richard. American Gigolo was my first."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: American, First)

"I love thinking about American history, thinking about LA history. I love brooding on crime."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Love, History, American, Crime, Thinking)

"Noir is dead for me because historically, I think it's a simple view. I've taken it as far as it can go. I think I've expanded on it a great deal, taken it further than any other American novelist."
- James Ellroy
(Related: American)

"Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren't good enough. He's in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he's made the decision to kill."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: Decision, Afghanistan, American, Choice, Man, Now, Will)

"The American people... want change. They want big ideas, big reform."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Change, People, Ideas, American, Reform, Want)

"We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message - get the job done."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Work, Americans, Job, Washington)

"One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Men, Positive, American, Nations)

"Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Americans)

"It's like everybody is obsessed with Hollywood movies worldwide. And even though everybody hates the Americans, they're still watching American movies."
- Roland Emmerich
(Related: Movies, American, Americans, Hollywood)

"The countless number of influential figures in American history who are of Caribbean heritage indicates the need to set aside a designated time to celebrate their contribution to our country."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: History, Time, American, Country)

"It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: History, Hope, African, Culture, Future, Will)

"All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Gratitude, Americans, Bravery, Civil rights, Commitment, Debt, Nation, Nonviolence, World)

"Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans doing what Americans do best, making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products."
- John Engler
(Related: Americans, Building)

"I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained, even though I'm American."
- Robert Englund
(Related: American, English, First, Writer)

"Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations."
- John Ensign
(Related: American, Corruption, Fraud, Investigation, Nations, Oil, United)

"I have got an anthology album out. The American version has got the same mixes but the European version, I remixed them in the studio and added a couple of things that I have always wanted to add."
- John Entwistle
(Related: American)

"My visit to the United States has also given me the opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples, scholars and businessmen."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Opportunity, American, states, United, Visit)

"Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education."
- Paul Erdos
(Related: Education, American, Television)

"I got space from Travis Air Force Base, went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines. I was off and running."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: American, Force, Islands, Running, Space)

"Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?"
- Sam Ervin
(Related: American, Revolution, Right)

"The Olympics are coming... and it's a big problem in American politics, because the problem with holding the Olympics this fall is that we're all going to be focused on the Olympics, and it makes that window of opportunity for Gore to win the election that much smaller."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Politics, Opportunity, American)

"The federal government has a responsibility to protect all Americans from potential terrorist attack."
- Bob Etheridge
(Related: Government, Americans, Potential, Responsibility)

"This is my first opportunity to visit this part of North Africa, so I am going to be able to go back home and talk about this beautiful country and encourage Americans to travel here."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Home, Travel, Opportunity, Americans, Country, First, Talk, Visit)

"And so there are so many good things going on all across Iraq and unfortunately that's not what the American people see on TV or they don't read a lot about it in the newspapers."
- Donald Evans
(Related: People, American, Iraq, Newspapers)

"After one year in the Texas League, the American League bought the rights to my contract. They optioned me back to the Texas League for the 1970 season."
- Jim Evans
(Related: American, Rights)

"Ethanol has reduced our nation's dependence on imported energy, created thousands of jobs, reduced air pollution, and increased energy security. And renewable fuels cost less at the pump. It is a growth fuel that fuels opportunities for millions of Americans."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Growth, Americans, Dependence, Energy, Jobs, Nation, Pollution, Security)

"It's been a hard time to celebrate, to come out with a smile. But I'm an American. Naomi asked me to come out to support other Americans, and here I am."
- Angie Everhart
(Related: Time, American, Americans, Smile, Support)

"As far as carrying the American banner, you just do what's right for the kids."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: American, Kids, Right)

"The threat of terrorism is not stronger than the will of the American people."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: People, American, Terrorism, Will)

"Without Social Security, poverty rates for African American seniors would more than double."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: African, American, Poverty, Security)

"The Americans are optimistic by their nature. And they are hopeful."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Nature, Americans)

"Because when we think about the real facts: 44 million Americans without health insurance, millions without jobs, a 50-year high on mortgage foreclosures, an historic high the third year in a row on personal bankruptcies."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Health, Americans, Jobs)

"Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend on Social Security for their daily sustenance."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: People, African, Americans, Benefits, Security)

"African American children can't be educationally disadvantaged for 12 years and then experience a miracle cure when it comes time for admission into college."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Experience, Time, African, American, Children, College, Cure, Years)

"Unfair trade agreements, passed by both Republicans and Democrats, have sent millions of jobs to other countries. We need to stop this hemorrhaging and find ways for American workers to compete in the new market."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: American, Countries, Democrats, Jobs, Republicans, Trade, Workers)

"Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today. It's far past time for the President and Congress to deliver health care to everyone."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Health, Time, Americans, Care, Congress, Past, President, Today)

"Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in our Nation's national security interest. Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida, but also by other nations, governments, and individuals - people good and bad - as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims, and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Interest, Nation, National security, Nations, Symbol, World)

"The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Courage, Americans, Chance, Citizenship, Competence, Country, Rights, Service)

"The time has come to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' It is the right thing to do. Every American should have the opportunity to serve their country, regardless of race, sex, creed, or sexual orientation."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Time, Sex, Opportunity, American, Country, Race, Right)

"Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Health, Goal, Americans, Doctors, First, Hospitals, Today)

"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Americans, Right)

"Rogue internet pharmacies continue to pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Americans. Simply put, a few unethical physicians and pharmacists have become drug suppliers to a nation."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Health, Americans, Internet, Nation, Physicians, Safety)

"It is my hope that the number of stem cell lines available for federally-funded research will be expanded so that the government can continue to participate in this vital research and provide hope to the millions of Americans with diseases that might be cured."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Government, Hope, Americans, Research, Will)

"To finance this trade deficit, the U.S. has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks, businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Finance, American, Rest, Trade, World)

"An increase in the relative price of products from the low wage manufacturers in Asia and Latin America will also make those products less attractive to American consumers."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: America, American, Wage, Will)

"Hopefully I'll be the first Mexican-American going into Hillbilly Heaven."
- Freddy Fender
(Related: First, Heaven)

"If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there's something wrong with American politics."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Politics, Women, American, Wrong)

"Southern California, where the American Dream came too true."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Dream, American)

"I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: God, American, Waiting)

"It's the story of an American who wants to become a dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Power, American, Europe)

"Am I Latin? Am I American? What the hell am I? I love my culture and I'm very proud of my culture."
- America Ferrera
(Related: Love, American, Culture, Hell)

"The black situation has changed. They finally realized they're Americans."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Americans)

"There are things in American culture that want to wipe the class distinction. Blue jeans. Ready-made clothes. Coca-Cola."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: American, Class, Clothes, Culture, Want)

"Cooper wrote a novel which is absolutely indistinguishable from Austen, completely from a female point of view, completely English, no sense that he was an American."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: American, English, Sense)

"I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex, but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has become such a monumental force in American publishing, if not in literature."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Sex, American, Force, Influence, Literature, Publishing)

"Fully 57 percent of American college students are women. Life insurance companies sell more policies to women than to men. As women continue to draw on experience and education, they're accelerating their numbers in upper management, too."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Experience, Life, Women, Education, Management, American, College, Numbers, Students)

"American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We're even trailing France."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Science, American, Countries, France, Reading, School, Students, Teenagers)

"The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Time, Idea, Americans, Majority, Press, Vietnam)

"Remember the picture of the president in the classroom, being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card? The American people thought they were seeing a man suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Thought, People, American, Being, Challenge, Classroom, Grave, Man, President)

"When Americans invade Iraq, Bush says, we will be greeted as liberators by the Iraqi people, proving that taking out Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: People, Americans, Iraq, Right, Will)

"What I think we need to do to engage the American people in a conversation about entitlement reform is to have a bipartisan group of people who come together and put every solution on the table, every alternative on the table. And then we ought to engage in a long conversation with the American people so they understand the choices."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: People, American, Choices, Conversation, Reform, Solution)

"I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Humor, Thought, Americans, Irish, Irony)

"The Americans may think they have 'liberated' Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves - they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty - seem to have a different idea what liberation means."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: Idea, Americans, May)

"There are no second acts in American lives."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: American)

"The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Women, American, Faces, Unhappiness)

"We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion."
- Zelda Fitzgerald
(Related: Dreams, Advertising, American, Founding, Infinite, Mail, Play, Promise, Will)

"The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: History, American, Freedom, Pride, Symbol)

"Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Government, American, Caution, Honor, Iraq, Mission, Nation, Security, Troops, Will)

"Our flag represents every American and it should not be hidden away as a result of property agreements."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: American, Property, Result)

"Telephones are a virtual necessity - not a luxury - and the revenues collected by this tax flow into the general fund. But this once temporary tax remains and costs American taxpayers, our small businesses and families almost $6 billion dollars a year."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: American, Tax, Luxury, Necessity)

"Most of the State of the Union will not be about Iraq. Most of the State of the Union will be about improving America's economy and providing greater access to health care for millions of American people, including senior citizens."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Health, People, America, American, Care, Economy, Iraq, State, Will)

"I think British science is becoming more like American science - and then there is everybody else, I'm afraid."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Science, American)

"I think you know that I classify science as British science, American science, and everybody else."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Science, American)

"American science is much more organized, much more hierarchical than British science has been."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Science, American)

"Remember when I told you about the American dream? That if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough and kicked yourself in the butt, you'd succeed? Well, I think I did, I think I did."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Dream, American, Succeed)

"If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person."
- Curt Flood
(Related: American, Ugly)

"What is American music? The most satisfying answer I've come across is that it was a kind of natural comfort with the vernacular which is diverse and regional; it's not one particular set of sounds."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Music, American, Comfort)

"When I've seen my operas in Europe, they have always struck me as more American than when I hear them here. I can't tell you what that phenomenon is."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: American, Europe)

"I've never set out consciously to write American music. I don't know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Music, American, Folk, Obvious)

"If an American audience is given a serious musical theater piece that is well produced, dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted, they'll respond to it."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: American, Theater)

"Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Americans, Fascism, Will)

"Most people in this country believe that the American Communist Party and its dupes are the chief internal enemy of our economic system and our form of government. This is a serious mistake."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Government, Mistake, People, American, Country, Enemy, Party)

"This most dangerous enemy is the American counterpart of the British Fabian Socialist, who denies that he is a Socialist and operates behind a mask which he calls National Planning."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: American, Enemy, Planning)

"In a way, the American side descended to Saddam's level, which happens often in these types of circumstances. That is why the people in Iraq do not accept the current state of affairs."
- Dario Fo
(Related: People, American, Circumstances, Iraq, State)

"It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass. I got to meet Doc Watson."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: American, Fun)

"Washburn's an old American name, but this one was assembled overseas."
- John Fogerty
(Related: American, Name, Old)

"Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring young people of a more secure future."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Government, People, American, Elderly, Future, Poverty, Security)

"There was a very serious communist strain among American intellectuals before the war. America was a more tolerant place in those days, and Communists were not treated as pariahs. That ended with the McCarthy era."
- Ken Follett
(Related: War, America, American, Intellectuals)

"As a member of the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, I am a firm believer in the American space program."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: American, Space)

"September 11 awoke us to the threat of terrorism. It was forever bookmarked in our history as the day when life as Americans knew it, changed forever."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: History, Life, Americans, Day, Terrorism)

"The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Home, Government, Attitude, American, Example, Numbers, Parents, Public, Schools)

"As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, People, Dream, American, Freedom, Loss)

"My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Americans)

"An American tragedy in which we all have played a part."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: American, Tragedy)

"I loved history, particularly of the British, American and Old Testament kind."
- Luke Ford
(Related: History, American, Old)

"L.A. is my American city."
- Tom Ford
(Related: American)

"We are African in origin and American in birth."
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Related: African, American)

"Vetting and verifying information is one thing. Having our government sending out conflicting messages to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, People, American, Conflict, Information)

"The sad fact is that the same terrorist scenarios, if they occurred in five different States, there could be five different sets of responses to the American people. We need, at a minimum, a level of coordination on communicating threats to the public."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: People, American, Fact, Public, states)

"One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, Time, People, American, Disaster, Potential, Responsibility)

"There aren't many American directors here trying to direct a Japanese yakuza film. When you combine that with the fact that I don't speak much Japanese and this was an independent film I was financing myself - people were curious about what I was doing."
- John Foster
(Related: People, American, Fact, Film, Trying)

"In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see how past generations of Americans dealt with the loss of their countrymen in just causes."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: History, War, Americans, Causes, Generations, Loss, Past)

"Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners, but is mankind's right."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Liberty, Mankind, Right)

"Obesity among young Americans is a serious problem that can have serious ramifications in the long run."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Obesity)

"One poll shows that by 61 percent to 29 percent Americans under 40 say that Social Security needs to be fixed."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Needs, Security)

"The American people must not buy into the Democrat rhetoric."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: People, American, Rhetoric)

"If we do not make tough decisions now, future Americans will have to make even tougher ones."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Decisions, Future, Now, Will)

"Democrat leaders are not only out of the American mainstream, but are also out of the Democratic mainstream."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: American, Leaders)

"Challenging unfairly subsidized products, fighting counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft and holding countries accountable for an unfair currency regime will help American companies remain competitive."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: American, Countries, Fighting, Help, Property, Theft, Will)

"The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: American, Democracy, Freedom, Symbol, World)

"I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into."
- Jonathan Frakes
(Related: American, Baseball, Jazz, Literature, Writers)

"The Clinton tax increase - which was an increase in taxes primarily on upper-income people - not only made the tax code more nearly progressive, it preceded one of the most productive economic periods in American life."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Life, People, American, Tax, Taxes)

"In this view, the role of the great majority of Americans is simply to buy the products produced, work happily for their wages, and leave all of the significant economic decisions to the capitalists."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Work, Americans, Decisions, Majority, Wages)

"I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me."
- Hans Frank
(Related: American, Army, Events)

"Probably we'll think of Bush in years to come as an American hero."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: American, Years)

"America decided we were going to stand by and let Americans die at the hands of terrorists a long time ago."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Time, America, Americans)

"When I finally gave up any hope of doing anything representative of the American family, I actually seemed to have tapped into other people's weirdness in that way."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Family, People, Hope, American)

"Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Policy, American, Criticism, Foreign policy)

"American future lies in the East. The great free markets of the Pacific Rim are the American destiny."
- Donald Freed
(Related: American, Destiny, Future, Lies)

"The American people must be willing to give up a degree of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: People, American, Privacy, Safety, Security)

"Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: American, Martin)

"I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: History, American, Want)

"Black history is American history."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: History, American)

"The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Women, American)

"And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?"
- Milton Friedman
(Related: People, Virtue, American, Reward)

"You win the presidency by connecting with the American people's gut insecurities and aspirations. You win with a concept."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: People, American, Aspirations, Presidency)

"Americans have always been eager for travel, that being how they got to the New World in the first place."
- Otto Friedrich
(Related: Travel, Americans, Being, First, World)

"When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Politics, People, American, Pretty, Safety, Security, Talk)

"The American people expect and deserve a government that works and leaders who work together."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Government, Work, People, American, Leaders)

"The African-American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Experience, African, American)

"Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)

"From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Character, African, Americans, Blood, Culture, Jazz, Justice)

"It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realise how much we have in common."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Americans, English)

"I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Americans, May, Saying, Treason, Wonder)

"Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it. I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Money, Americans, Country)

"The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: People, Control, American, Fire, May)

"What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, Fear, American)

"I think we Americans tend to put too high a price on unanimity, as if there were something dangerous and illegitimate about honest differences of opinion honestly expressed by honest men."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Men, Americans, Opinion)

"The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: People, Control, American, Fire, May)

"At the beginning of 1955 only about 60 percent of American homes had TVs."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: American, Beginning)

"Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles."
- Paul Fussell
(Related: People, Americans, Anxiety, Automobiles, College, University, World)

"We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination."
- Muammar al Gaddafi
(Related: People, Courage, Determination, American, Patience)

"We have been terrorised by what happened in America and we express our condolences to the American people who suffered from this unexpected catastrophe and a new world war."
- Muammar al Gaddafi
(Related: War, People, America, American, World, World war)

"My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed... I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Nature, Act, American, Cause, Human nature, Liberty, Opinion)

"If the area were on or near the U.S. continental shelf, such data could well provide an enemy with strategically invaluable insights into undersea access routes that could be used to attack some of the millions of Americans who live on or near our coasts."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Americans, Enemy)

"The United Nations has long sought the ability to raise revenues in this manner as a means of reducing its reliance on American and other member nations' dues to sustain the UN's operations."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Ability, American, Nations, United)

"American Gods is about 200,000 words long, and I'm sure there are words that are simply in there 'cause I like them. I know I couldn't justify each and every one of them."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Gods, American, Words)

"Economics is a subject profoundly conducive to cliche, resonant with boredom. On few topics is an American audience so practiced in turning off its ears and minds. And none can say that the response is ill advised."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: American, Boredom, Economics)

"Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it."
- Liam Gallagher
(Related: People, Americans, Want)

"Americans are crazy. They have this fascination with throwing their shoes on stage. I've been to a lot of shows in me life, some good and some bad. But I was never moved to take off me shoes and throw it at the lead singer."
- Noel Gallagher
(Related: Life, Americans)

"If we would have had the 262 at our disposal - even with all the delays - if we could have had in '44, ah, let's say three hundred operational, that day we could have stopped the American daytime bombing offensive, that's for sure."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: American, Day)

"We had at our disposal the first operational jet, which superseded by at least 150 knots the fastest American and English fighters. This was a unique situation."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: American, English, First)

"Congress has greatly tightened the loopholes terrorists can use to harm Americans. We need to do more. We need controls immediately on what forms of ID are adequate to board planes and enter secure sites."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Americans, Congress, Harm)

"Every unskilled illegal immigrant who enters the United States for work drives up healthcare costs for every American. And, every illegal immigrant we turn a blind eye toward weakens the rule of law our country is founded on."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Work, American, Blind, Country, Eye, Healthcare, Law, states, United)

"What we do is as American as lynch mobs. America has always been a complex place."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: America, American)

"The American order reveals a method that was largely the outcome of material necessity, as exemplified by the Colonial style and the grid."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: American, Necessity, Order, Style)

"We ought to be beating our chests every day. We ought to look in the mirror, stick out our chests, suck in our bellies, and say, 'Damn, we're Americans,' and smile."
- Jay Garner
(Related: Americans, Day, Smile)

"When I see the American flag, I go, 'Oh my God, you're insulting me.'"
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: God, American)

"To the revolutionary mind the American vista must have been almost as incredible as Genghis Khan's first view of China - so rich, so soft, so unaware."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: American, First, Mind)

"The CIA could not face up to the American people and admit that its former employees had conspired to assassinate the President; so from the moment Kennedy's heart stopped beating, the Agency attempted to sweep the whole conspiracy under the rug."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: People, Heart, American, Employees, President)

"I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: American, Friends, Race)

"Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton. It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero."
- Bill Gates
(Related: People, American, Countries, Now, Poor, Will)

"You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Imagination, Americans, May, Will)

"I think the American university system still seems to be the best system in the world."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: American, University, World)

"But what we're determined to do, and what the reforms will do is to make sure this system goes back to its core purpose of taking the savings of Americans and from investors around the world and allocating those to people with an idea, not just the largest companies in the country, but to small businesses with an idea and a plan for growing."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: People, Idea, Purpose, Americans, Country, Will, World)

"Actually, today I had to defend the Bush Administration in France again. They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American President for Africa. But it's empirically so."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: American, France, Ideology, President, Today)

"Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Americans, Irish)

"The production of obscurity in Paris compares to the production of motor cars in Detroit in the great period of American industry."
- Ernest Gellner
(Related: American, Obscurity, Paris, Production)

"Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: American, Managers, Results)

"What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches."
- Jean Genet
(Related: American, Country, Deep, Hatred, Man, Plants, Wonder)

"Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit."
- George III
(Related: Mother, Americans, Country, Will)

"In fact, the Iraqi foreign minister admitted in March 2003 that Iraqi funds were sent to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who attacked and killed innocent Israeli citizens, and also 12 Americans in Israel in 2003."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Americans, Fact, Israel, March, Suicide)

"Tens of thousands of brave Americans died to break the chains of British tyranny so that the principles of our Declaration of Independence could take fold and flourish in the birth of a new nation."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Americans, Independence, Nation, Principles, Tyranny)

"United States and Coalition forces will remain in Iraq and will operate under American command as part of a multinational force authorized by the United Nations."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: American, Force, Iraq, Nations, states, United, Will)

"True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today."
- George Gershwin
(Related: Music, Time, Thought, People, Americans, Today)

"We are so lucky Americans are impressive with what they're willing to give. We get bashed too much. And, so many young people in this country give so much. They're not all gang bangers."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: People, Americans, Country)

"The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations."
- Paul Getty
(Related: American, Prosperity)

"But I believe that the DPKO at this time was very much involved with American administration and was acting, taking on consideration the demand or the recommendation of the American administration. American administration was very powerful."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Time, Acting, American, Consideration)

"All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League."
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Related: American, President)

"When we write, we complement each other. We wrote six songs, Barry and I, while Robin was ill during the American tour, and they were terrible until Robin came back, and then everything worked out."
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: American, Songs)

"I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid. It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: American, Countries)

"The highest percentage of African Americans own their own homes today than ever in our nation's history."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: History, African, Americans, Nation, Today)

"I do not believe the American people are going to confuse hatred for passion."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: People, American, Hatred, Passion)

"I'm an American first, and I think that's how most people are."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: People, American, First)

"The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial nature of its citizens, and blocking access to affordable health care will only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Business, Health, Nature, Growth, American, Care, Economy, Will)

"To date, every American citizen has nearly $27,000 in public debt riding on our backs."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: American, Debt, Public)

"The Declaration of Independence is a sacred part of American history."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: History, American, Independence)

"In order to effectively protect our loved ones, we must provide the American public with unfettered access to know who these dangerous criminals are and where they are living."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: American, Living, Order, Public)

"Specifically, the growing threat that sexual predators pose to our Nation's children and their families represents an area where our criminal justice system has failed the American people."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: People, American, Children, Justice, Nation)

"As the cost of gasoline rises and our dependence on foreign oil continues to increase, the effect of sending over $100 billion each year to OPEC nations hurts every American."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: American, Dependence, Effect, Nations, Oil)

"Americans in all places and levels of government have begun to consider the areas where we need to prepare ourselves from future threats, including the latest weapon: bio-terror."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Government, Americans, Future)

"New York - that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: American)

"In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Americans)

"In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: History, American, Cliches, Party)

"And my point was one I think that you'd agree with, which is there's no room in America for a black racist, a Latino racist, or a white racist, or an Asian racist, or a Native American racist. Now, we're either color blind or we're not color blind."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: America, American, Blind, Now)

"An energy tax punishes senior citizens, it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you. This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Americans, Electricity, Energy, Tax, Job, Living, May, Will)

"We're at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: American, Future, Politicians, Road, Welfare)

"President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Food, History, Successful, American, President)

"So American culture is itself a hybrid and lends itself to use in other people's hybrids."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: People, American, Culture)

"So every day I'm mindful as I watch the Bush crowd extend their sway into policies of every imaginable variety, and over almost every square foot of earth, that the control of the American state is a matter of urgency."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Control, American, Day, Earth, State, Variety)

"The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform since 11 September 2001 has to be fought - at least by Americans - in the name of a wise, honourable and democratic patriotism."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Patriotism, Americans, Name)

"All I will say is that there are particular features of the American constitutional system that renders a third party futile - at best."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: American, Party, Will)

"American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Movies, Music, Power, America, American, Freedom, Innocence, Multiplicity, Traditions)

"My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Government, Power, American, State, states, United, Vote, World)

"Like Americans, people outside America want fun, want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism and calculation that mark the rest of their lives."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: People, America, Americans, Fun, Rest, Want)

"Anyone with any real blood in his or her veins cannot help being a fan. Being a true American and being a fan are synonymous."
- Lulu Glaser
(Related: American, Being, Blood, Help)

"Is there any reason why the American people should be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks, any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the debts of other institutions, including merchants, the industries, and the mills of the country?"
- Carter Glass
(Related: People, American, Banks, Country, Reason)

"Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Death, People, African, Americans, Country, Population, Prison, Unemployment)

"I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Family, Anger, African, Americans, Community, Film, Sleep, Spirituality)

"Inspired by the purse rather than the soul, the mercenary side fairly screams in many of the works put out by every day American publishers."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Soul, American, Day)

"American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced."
- Elinor Glyn
(Related: American, Husbands, Wives, World)

"I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas."
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Related: Money, Ideas, American, Cinema, Pity)

"As corny as it may sound, my true goal was to crack the Americana market."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Goal, May, Sound)

"Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Mother, Father, American, Artist, Children, Germany, London, Photography, Schools, Training, World)

"I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said, you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Dream, American, Country, Want)

"If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: American, Labor)

"To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Ideas, Character, American, Chaos, Mind, Radical, Result, Taste)

"Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Family, Life, Wife, People, American, Congress, Friends, Nixon, Party, World)

"American business has just forgotten the importance of selling."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Business, Selling, American, Importance)

"But the Congress has made the determination that certain kinds of information can be protected even though the American people may want to have access to information."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: People, Determination, American, Congress, Information, May, Want)

"This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound analysis of the actual facts."
- Charlie Gonzalez
(Related: Policy, Americans, Duty, Facts, Leaders, Nation, Sound)

"The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Americans, Energy, Fact, Independence, Priorities, Rank, Security, Sense, states, United)

"As the American public continues to focus more intensely on illegal immigration and securing the nation's borders, the number of members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus continues to grow."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: American, Focus, Nation, Public, Reform)

"It takes application, a fine sense of value, and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure, and this has not been the genius of the Americans."
- Paul Goodman
(Related: Genius, People, Americans, Community, Leisure, Sense, Value)

"I'm not that clued up on the American sports yet, really."
- Retief Goosen
(Related: Sports, American)

"America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Society, America, American, Democracy, Living, Rest, World)

"While it may be true that the UAE has been an ally since the September 11, 2001, attacks, the American people know it has also harbored and aided some of the al Qaeda agents who were involved in that attack."
- Bart Gordon
(Related: People, American, May)

"Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public interest and protect Americans from objectionable content, particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching."
- Bart Gordon
(Related: Americans, Children, Content, Interest, Public, Responsibility)

"The mad, cruel, and accursed American war."
- Lord George Gordon
(Related: War, American)

"Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster."
- Al Gore
(Related: Imagination, People, Creativity, American, Democracy, Software)

"Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image can sometimes lead to eating disorders. We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, most of them young women."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Women, Society, Americans, Dieting, Eating, Self)

"The plan was that I was going to retire and take a job with the American Federation, but Nottingham Forest offered me a contract and there was interest from West Ham and another Premiership club."
- Richard Gough
(Related: American, Interest, Job)

"Our great American writers were all newspaper people."
- John Gould
(Related: People, American, Writers)

"At the time the world was all upside down. The American people were beginning to move around a lot. The old hometown ties had been pretty much broken. The theme of Farmer Takes a Wife appealed to people. Everybody was homesick. And it sold and sold and sold."
- John Gould
(Related: Time, Wife, People, American, Beginning, Old, Pretty, World)

"It's not a special taste. An American composer should have something to say to a cab driver."
- Morton Gould
(Related: American, Taste)

"The American people should be informed about what kind of capability terrorists have inside the United States. They should be informed of why we are not using information to do a more effective job of dealing with terrorists."
- Bob Graham
(Related: People, American, Information, Job, states, United)

"The American people do not have the information upon which they can hold the administration and responsible agencies accountable. I call that a coverup."
- Bob Graham
(Related: People, American, Information)

"The American people have been denied important information for their own protection."
- Bob Graham
(Related: People, American, Information, Protection)

"I definitely wanted to be an actor. I didn't want to be on TV, I didn't want to be famous, I didn't want to be anyone in particular; I just wanted to do it. I see young people now who look at magazines, or American Idol and their goal is to have that lifestyle - to have good handbags, or go out with cute guys from shows, or whatever. But I definitely wanted to be an actor."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: People, Goal, Actor, American, Cute, Famous, Now, Want)

"There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: People, American, Balance, Country, Democrats, Greece, Party, Republican, Tea, Trying, Want)

"We will never win this war until we understand the effect that Guantanamo Bay has had on the overall war effort. And we'll never get the support of the American people if we can't prove to them that these folks that we're dealing with are not common criminals. We're going to keep them - keep you safe from them."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: War, People, American, Effect, Effort, Support, Will)

"The American consumer is also the American worker, and if we don't do something to protect our manufacturing base here at home, it is going to be hard to buy any retail goods."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Home, American, Manufacturing)

"The genius of the American system is that through freedom we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people."
- Phil Gramm
(Related: Genius, People, American, Freedom, Old, Results)

"I have the most reliable friend you can have in American politics, and that is ready money."
- Phil Gramm
(Related: Money, Politics, Friend, American)

"The problem with the auto industry is layered upon the lack of consumer confidence. People are not buying cars. I don't care whether they're or American cars, or international cars."
- Jennifer M. Granholm
(Related: People, American, Buying, Care, Confidence)

"But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Love, American, Favorite, Holiday, Songs)

"When I became a director, I wanted to convince a very reluctant Sidney into allowing me to go on the journey of his life. Sidney had gone ahead of every other African American actor."
- Lee Grant
(Related: Life, Actor, African, American, Journey)

"I've always considered making it legal for Americans to import their prescription drugs a free-trade issue. Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Legal, Americans, Competition, Drugs)

"If Americans could legally access prescription drugs outside the United States, then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Strategy, Americans, Drugs, states, United)

"Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?"
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: People, American, Country, Patience, Suffering)

"I think the real problem for American religion are those minority of fundamentalists who try to identify political policies with religion."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Religion, American, Minority)

"I love Caribbean food. It's a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans."
- Bob Greene
(Related: Love, Food, Americans, Native Americans)

"I'm a great believer in the competitive system, and think that competition will bring us greater innovation and put American industry in information ahead of everyone also."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: American, Competition, Information, Innovation, Will)

"There are people who wish to do us harm in the most heinous way. They want to kill Americans simply because they are Americans. They wish to destroy our culture and Nation because they don't like our freedoms, they don't like the fact that we are prosperous."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: People, Americans, Culture, Fact, Harm, Nation, Want)

"It is the American way to reward ability."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Ability, American, Reward)

"We thought I was going to be a great athlete, and we were wrong, and I thought I was going to be a great entertainer, and that wasn't it either. I'm going to be an American Citizen. First class."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Thought, American, Class, First, Wrong)

"The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned."
- William Greider
(Related: Americans)

"The threat to globalization is not the wasted American dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial interests with its self-appointed role as global protector."
- William Greider
(Related: American, Globalization, Self, Washington)

"Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own."
- William Greider
(Related: Americans, Democracy, World)

"In 1900 Americans on average lived for only 49 years and most working people died still on the job."
- William Greider
(Related: People, Americans, Job, Years)

"Does a black person make them an African American? No. There are Hispanics that are very, very dark skinned so the word has lost its meaning, it's not a very concise or proper word to use even today and it wasn't then."
- Pam Grier
(Related: African, American, Meaning, Today, Word)

"The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Americans, Being, Culture, Light)

"All I want to be is human and American and have all the same rights and I will shut up."
- Martha Griffiths
(Related: American, Rights, Want, Will)

"I grew up on cricket and I think Australian kids are getting so Americanized, you know?"
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Cricket, Kids)

"We, as a country, have not seen a significant change in immigration policy in nearly two decades, even though all Americans agree that current immigration policy is outdated and malfunctioning."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Change, Policy, Americans, Country)

"While this debate today is a belated effort to inform the American people, it is nevertheless an empty gesture. It is time to admit our mistake in Iraq and begin to bring our troops home with honor."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, Time, Mistake, People, American, Debate, Effort, Honor, Iraq, Today, Troops)

"We in this Congress have a choice. The American people have a right to exercise a choice on this issue, as to whether our men and women will continue to fight and die in a war based on deception and fantasy, or to start bringing the troops home."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, Men, War, Women, People, American, Choice, Congress, Deception, Exercise, Fantasy, Fight, Right, Troops, Will)

"This war of choice in Iraq is undermining the very fabric of American society."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Society, War, American, Choice, Iraq)

"The majority of surveys throughout this Nation show that the American people are advocating for a comprehensive and realistic approach to immigration reform."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: People, American, Majority, Nation, Reform)

"More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: War, People, American, End, Nixon, Promise, Vietnam, Want)

"How many times will this Congress waste time on an issue that a majority of Americans do not want?"
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Time, Americans, Congress, Majority, Want, Waste, Will)

"The American people have decided that it was a mistake to choose to go to war in Iraq."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: War, Mistake, People, American, Iraq)

"I believe that presidents up through and including George Bush have known that Americans were left alive and in violation of law, these high officials and certain of their appointed subordinates have continued and perpetrated a cover up of this reality."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Law, Reality)

"The fact is that Americans were sent to Russia that have not been returned."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Fact, Russia)

"The fact is that the Vietnamese held Americans after 1973."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Fact)

"I have taken part in ceremonies with North American and Mexican shamans, as well as Brazilian ceremonies."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: American)

"Americans now know that housing prices can go down and they can go down by 10, 20, 30, and in some cases, 40 or 50 percent. We know they can go down. But five years ago, we thought they could only go up."
- Bill Gross
(Related: Thought, Americans, Now, Years)

"There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner had been shot trying to escape. He had obviously been recaptured and shot, and that violated the Geneva Convention."
- Charles Guggenheim
(Related: War, American, Trying)

"American shows don't always translate, but this one has and speaking for myself I'm quite glad for it."
- Paul Guilfoyle
(Related: American)

"I enjoy watching Fear Factor, Newlyweds and American Idol as far as reality TV shows go."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Fear, American, Reality)

"There are no generalizations in American politics that vested selfishness cannot cut through."
- John Gunther
(Related: Politics, American, Selfishness)

"Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity thieves and give them back control of their Social Security numbers and personal health information."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Health, Control, Americans, Congress, Eyes, Identity, Information, Numbers, Security, Want)

"It is not new or unusual for the real Americans, meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago, to fear the outsiders, the pretenders, the newcomers."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Fear, America, Americans, Meaning)

"According to the Privacy Rights Center, up to 10 million Americans are victims of ID theft each year. They have a right to be notified when their most sensitive health data is stolen."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Health, Americans, Rights, Privacy, Theft, Victims)

"What was new was the symbolic force of the targets struck. The attackers did not just physically cause the highest buildings in Manhattan to collapse; they also destroyed an icon in the household imagery of the American nation."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: American, Cause, Force, Nation)

"The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Government, American, Danger, Detail, Media, Months)

"Americans believe that people should work hard and get ahead on their own, but when disaster strikes and they need help with retirement or disability, Americans as a whole should come to their aid."
- Jacob Hacker
(Related: Work, People, Americans, Disability, Disaster, Help, Retirement)

"I wonder what it means about American literary culture and its transmission when I consider the number of American poets who earn their living teaching creative writing in universities. I've ended up doing that myself."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: American, Culture, Literary, Living, Poets, Teaching, Wonder, Writing)

"Ray Charles, in his own way, it's like at the beginning, Ray Charles changed American music, not once but twice."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Music, American, Beginning)

"Terrorism, too, must be excised wherever it exists, which will take years, and which can't happen without the total commitment and the everyday involvement of the American people."
- David Hackworth
(Related: People, American, Commitment, Terrorism, Will, Years)

"That's what supporting the troops is really all about - making sure American grunts get the right stuff!"
- David Hackworth
(Related: American, Right, Troops)

"Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake, the American people can't afford to treat this new war against terrorism like they did Vietnam."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, People, Survival, American, Terrorism, Vietnam)

"Modern American war is as easy to script as a B movie."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, American)

"There's something with the physical size of America... American writers can write about America and it can still feel like a foreign country."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: America, American, Country, Writers)

"I've got a collection of songs that I've had, I keep adding to and they're all great American composers. I wanted to showcase American composers and I've done that on a lot of my records and played things by American composers that I really respect."
- Charlie Haden
(Related: American, Composers, Respect, Songs)

"Foreign policy will require a strategic agility that, whenever possible, gets ahead of problems, strengthens U.S. security and alliances, and promotes American interests and credibility."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Policy, American, Credibility, Foreign policy, Problems, Security, Will)

"You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, 'That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!' You never hear a real American talk like that."
- Frank Hague
(Related: Time, American, Free speech, Rights, Man, Press, Talk, Words)

"I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: American, President, Vice)

"Come to find out, the Russians were never afraid of the Americans. They weren't raised with the terror that we were by our government. I was struck by how our government misled us for so many years."
- Deidre Hall
(Related: Government, Americans, Terror, Years)