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Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.
George W. Bush

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I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams

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I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S.
Eduardo Galeano

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I am going to be announcing today that we will have a business delegation come to this country sometime in the future where we will bring businesses from America to Morocco to show them the vast business opportunities here.
Donald Evans

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I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too.
Thomas Jefferson

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I am society's child, this is how they made me, and now I'm saying what's on my mind and they dont want that. This is what you made me America.
Tupac Shakur

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I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today.
Tom Coburn

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I believe America's best days are ahead of us because I believe that the future belongs to freedom, not to fear.
John Kerry

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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

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I do not feel an exile from America in any sense.
John Hawkes

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I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That's what the American people called for in November, and that's what we intend to deliver.
Barack Obama

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I don't know how to construct a career that'll make me famous. Except maybe get my ears pinned back, get my teeth done, and go to America. But then I'll be competing with billions of actors who haven't got false teeth, and who are 25.
Ian Hart

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I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.
Shirley Chisholm

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I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
Barack Obama

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I got hate letters from girls all over America because I wouldn't go to the prom with them.
Davy Jones

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I had this odd sibling rivalry with America.
Patti Davis

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I have a very deep care for Latin America, and, of course, for what was going on in El Salvador.
Raul Julia

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I have been a victim of stereotypes. I come from Latin America and to some countries, we are considered 'losers,' drug traffickers, and that is not fair because that is generalizing.
Ricky Martin

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I have been blessed often by Buddha, but equally by America.
Nguyen Cao Ky

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I have never been able to discover anything disgraceful in being a colored man. But I have often found it inconvenient - in America.
Bert Williams

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I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
Charlie Chaplin

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I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.
Tadao Ando

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I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world.
Tadao Ando

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I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly: There is a tendency for the world to say to America, "the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out," and then to worry when America wants to sort them out.
Tony Blair

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I knew I couldn't live in America and I wasn't ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America - New York City .
Spalding Gray

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I knew Law, and I knew theater. I didn't, of course, know American law, and in America the theater did not exist, except for Broadway.
Douglas Sirk

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I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
Barack Obama

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I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
Bob Dylan

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I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
Barack Obama

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I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.
Carl Sandburg

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I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to the movies and having an endlessly good time at them.
Fiona Shaw

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I think America concedes that true American music has sprung from the Negro.
William Christopher Handy

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I think America has a brilliant future.
Harold Evans

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I think America understands that energy security is a very important part of our national security. But if we are going to address energy security in a meaningful way going forward, we need to do it in a new manner. We cannot just be doing the same old thing.
Chris Van Hollen

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I think arriving at or departing from any airport in America is just horrendous these days.
Roger Moore

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I think our track record is pretty clear: in America we are pursuing a vision that will continue to open up the world to free trade.
Donald Evans

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I think small business is the best thing that America has.
Susan Brown

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I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture.
Saul Bellow

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I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn't really there yet.
Claudio Reyna

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I was an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan. It was my first trip to America. During that winter, Austria was swallowed up by the Nazis.
Erich Leinsdorf

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I was born in London in 1919. I first went to America in 1946 for a three-month holiday. Then I came back, worked here for almost a year sold up my home and went back on immigration in 1947.
George Shearing

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I was getting frustrated with America. It's interesting how as simple a thing as, like, letting your hair grow longer changed in the world in those days.
Terry Gilliam

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I will never relent in defending America - whatever it takes.
George W. Bush

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I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.
Babe Ruth

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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

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I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.
Don DeLillo

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

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If all our comrades of Europe, America and other countries, who do not understand what we are doing to Spanish Anarchism, would come to Spain, we could then see how they would react.
Frederica Montseny

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If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.
George W. Bush

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

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If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond. And can any one doubt that the results of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest?"
Josiah Strong

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If I take a less defensive tone, I'd admit that I couldn't write today a very jazzy, contemporary look at America as I did in 1979 in States of Desire.
Edmund White

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If my duty does involve heralding His law in every arena, then the Church in America is failing radically today.
Randall Terry

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If one of us, any of us, any American is traveling in a town somewhere in America and a medical crisis hits them, for someone who is diabetic or perhaps has heart disease or some other problems, where do we get the records to determine what to do?
Timothy Murphy

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If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.
Barack Obama

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If the world were a bar, America would currently be the angry drunk waving around a loaded gun. Yeah, the other people in the bar may be afraid of him, but they sure as hell don't respect him.
Wil Wheaton

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If we pulled out of Iraq tomorrow, Islamic jihadism is on the rise. And they continue, as we see in Lebanon, to seek to destroy the State of Israel and seek to drive America back and bring us to our knees. We must stand tall and straight.
Zach Wamp

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If you're going to America, bring your own food.
Fran Lebowitz

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If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Barack Obama

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In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything.
Jeffery F. Chamberlain

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In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

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In America it's live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well.
Vince McMahon

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In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
Russell Baker

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In America today, if your sensibilities are offended by something that has happened, you get an enormous amount of credibility and are taken very seriously.
Brit Hume

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In America today, the percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight is more than double what it was in the early 1970s.
Lois Capps

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In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow.
Charles Kettering

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In America, all things are possible.
Mel Martinez

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

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In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
Russell Baker

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In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed - and so is their music.
Chris Barber

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In America, music is more tightly categorized.
Ednita Nazario

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In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children.
Robert Benton

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In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected.
Kevin Costner

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In America, public opinion is the leader.
Frances Perkins

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In America, they are paranoid about ruining the reputations of people once they are dead and cannot answer back. They have this fascination which to me seems cruel and morbid. I do not want any part of it.
Isabella Rossellini

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In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent.
Paul Bettany

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In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
Peter Ustinov

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In America, we have the feeling of the doomed young artist. Fitzgerald was the great example of that.
Irwin Shaw

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In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.
Dick Gregory

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In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it.
Piers Anthony

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In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision.
Bela Lugosi

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

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In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while the article is still on the presses.
Calvin Trillin

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In November 2000, the Republicans stole from America our most precious right of all: the right to free and fair elections... Now President Bush occupies the White House, but with questionable legitimacy.
Cynthia McKinney

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In responding to a terrorist attack, there are only two choices - take the fight to the enemy or wait until they hit you again. In my estimation, America chose the first.
Kay Granger

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In spite of all this noise, customers are still definitely buying in North America, and they're really, really buying internationally.
Jim Balsillie

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In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.
David Brin

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In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.
Gertrude Stein

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Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Sinclair Lewis

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It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.
George W. Bush

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It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.
Hedy Lamarr

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It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before.
Eric Clapton

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It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America.
Paul Bettany

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January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.
Michael Caine

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Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.
Bill Griffith

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Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.
Woodrow Wilson

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Laura Bush is the same way. I mean, they both, um, understand, they understand the challenges of the moment and understand the responsibilities, he understands the responsibilities he has to protect the national security of America as well as the economic security of America.
Donald Evans

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Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.
Barbara Jordan

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Life has become terribly insecure. It's on the vortex of civil war. It's difficult to know how America will bring it back from the brink and build up good will.
Jon Lee Anderson

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Look, if America - if being an American means anything, it means not having to lie under oath, not even for the president.
Linda Tripp

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Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Andy Rooney

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Martin Luther King said, and it is sadly still true, that one of the most segregated times in America is the hour of worship.
Barney Frank

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Most people outside of America won't get it. It's the Easter bunny. It's another lie and I don't understand why we had to invent this character.
Todd Rundgren

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Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia, natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe.
Earl Blumenauer

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My 80-year-old mother will not buy her heart medicine because it cost more than she can pay with social security. She is America.
Jack Bowman

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My book collection is primarily in America, since that's where I've lived most of my life.
Terri Windling

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My daddy expected that my brothers and I and our generation would make the world a better place. He had lived in an America of continual social progress.
Wynton Marsalis

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My entire career has been confronted with censorship. You can't talk about masturbation in America without confronting censorship.
Betty Dodson

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My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that we can continue to enjoy them here in North America.
Steve Kanaly

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No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.
Bell Hooks

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Now we can play less, and to more people doing bigger venues in America, so that gives us more time, so I have to live in two places.
Glenn Tipton

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

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Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic, but many countries in both Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies.
Warren Christopher

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Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
Walt Whitman

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Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
Jimmy Carter

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Our concept is not that America should operate alone or by itself in world affairs or in military affairs.
Douglas Feith

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Our election in America sent a message to the world that America is behind our President to lead this world toward a world of peace and prosperity.
Donald Evans

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Our heroes are those... who... act above and beyond the call of duty and in so doing give definition to patriotism and elevate all of us.... America is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave.
David Mahoney

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Our nation must come together to unite.
George W. Bush

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Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
Matthew Arnold

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Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.
Bill Shuster

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Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere: from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen... Their faith is their passport.
David Ben Gurion

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Over the last 10-15 years, you've seen soccer finally start to grow at a fast pace, start to get the recognition it deserves, and I think it has to do with all of the people who come to America from foreign countries.
Claudio Reyna

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Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted.
Thomas Jefferson

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People, when they first come to America, whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a new and agreeable feeling: that the whole country is their oyster.
Alistair Cooke

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Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
Frank Murkowski

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Racism may be as systemic as it always was. It is the great problem of America. It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.
Robert Guillaume

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Sept. 11 represented a terrorist attack aimed at destroying everything that America stands for - our freedoms and our way of life.
John Whitehead

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So, yes, we do celebrate America today because the majority will stand up and empower the American people to live that American Dream and to be part of making a better, freer, and safer world.
Robin Hayes

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Some fine day, Democrats may figure out how to get on the right side of the value divide - how to define America as a place of the common good and not a playground of the strong.
Todd Gitlin

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Somewhere between a third and a quarter of all people living in America today were born between 1946 and 1965 and if you think you're tired of hearing about us, you should try being one of us.
Anna Quindlen

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Talking about a materialistic thing, I get about 13 times more royalties from Europe than I do from America.
Elliott Carter

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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

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That whole process of somebody who has all that charisma and talent, to be able to break through and make it in America is fabulous.
Taylor Hackford

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The artist is something of an outsider in America. I have always felt that America does not value its artists, certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.
Carlisle Floyd

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The best doctors and the best hospitals in America, if they cannot get the patient information they need when they need it, it can lead to morbid consequences: Higher mortality.
Timothy Murphy

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The best source for finding an agent is called Literary Agents of North America. It's a complete list of agents, not only by name and address, but by type of book they represent and by what their submission criteria are.
Sara Paretsky

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The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.
Barack Obama

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The citizens of America expect more. They deserve and they want more than a recital of problems.
Barbara Jordan

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The civil war which has so long prevailed between Spain and the Provinces in South America still continues, without any prospect of its speedy termination.
James Monroe

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The confusing thing, I thought, was that most of America already knew that we were overly reliant on oil, especially on foreign oil. But it was news that this administration had begun to at least acknowledge that problem.
Chris Van Hollen

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The contracts are structured different than athletes in America, but for me, it was good to move on and go back to playing in the premiere league, which is the best league. It was disappointing, as far as the team goes, but for me, there wasn't much I could do.
Claudio Reyna

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The Council of Islamic Affairs is doing a great service to the world by promoting a greater understanding in America of the rich heritage of the Islamic peoples and their hopes and aspirations for the future.
Aly Khan

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The fancy term for what America has squandered in the past year and a half or so is legitimacy.
Todd Gitlin

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The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
Walt Whitman

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The glamour of it all! New York! America!
Charlie Chaplin

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The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend.
George W. Bush

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

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The only thing America respects is power and power concedes nothing. After the LA Riots, they tried to calm us down and nothing changed since.
Tupac Shakur

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The problem is that this speeded-up life and stress in America causes us to cut off our feelings, so we are out of touch with our reality.
Keith Miller

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