84 Best Quotes about American

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I think the American people deserve somebody telling them what is really happening in Washington. - Jack Abramoff, Criminal

The Libertarian position on immigration is to have, not open borders with no restrictions, but to have controlled borders that allow hard-working people to come into America to help raise their standard of living and improve the American economy. - Michael Badnarik, Politician

Economy Quotes, Hard Work Quotes, Help Quotes, Control Quotes

I love Amy Adams. She is wonderful. Evan Rachel Wood is a blast. I am also really excited about Ari Graynor from 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' and 'American Crime.' I think it is an exciting time for young women in this industry. I am excited to make my own path. - Candice Accola, Actress

Love Quotes, Time Quotes, Women Quotes, Wonder Quotes

When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true. - Barkhad Abdi, Somali Actor

Challenge Quotes, Work Quotes, Thought Quotes


Before the American Revolution there were frequent slave uprisings, and a lot of people would run away. - Edward Ball, Writer

Revolution Quotes

I'm not a salsa singer who wants to sing in English, and I'm not this American kid who wants to sing Spanish. - Marc Anthony , Musician

I was born in Munich, and my father was stationed in Salzburg. For the first three years of my life, I lived in Austria back when the American Army was still in Austria. I grew up subsequently in posts around the country around veterans. - Rick Atkinson, Author

Life Quotes

Nothing gives us greater pride than the importance of India's scientific and engineering colleges, or the army of Indian scientists at organizations such as Microsoft and NASA. Our temples are not the god-encrusted shrines of Varanasi, but Western scientific institutions like Caltech and MIT, and magazines like 'Nature' and 'Scientific American.' - Aravind Adiga, Indian Writer

God Quotes, Great Quotes, Pride Quotes, Nature Quotes

The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Life Quotes, Thinking Quotes

September 11 shocked many Americans into an awareness that they had better pay much closer attention to what the U.S. government does in the world and how it is perceived. Many issues have been opened for discussion that were not on the agenda before. That's all to the good. - Noam Chomsky

Awareness Quotes, Attention Quotes

What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal - that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will. - Barack Obama, American President

Commitment Quotes

I used to go to soul nights because I loved dancing, and so did my friends, and we loved the music. We used to go listen to black American soul. - Rick Astley, Musician

Love Quotes, Music Quotes

A normal way that the American free market system has worked is that we have a process of unwinding. It's called bankruptcy. It doesn't mean, necessarily, that the industry is eclipsed or that it's gone. Often times, the phoenix rises out of the ashes. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Time Quotes, Work Quotes

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

Love Quotes

What I fell in love with as a child was 'My Fair Lady,' 'Funny Face,' 'American in Paris,' and 'Singin' in the Rain.' Just perfect movies to me and I was dancing. I started ballet when I was three. And I fell in love with those movies and fell in love with Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron. - Dianna Agron, Actress

Love Quotes

Since the civil war in Laos was resumed in earnest in 1963, American participation has been veiled in secrecy. - Noam Chomsky

War Quotes

I could fall in love with a sumo wrestler if he told stories and made me laugh. Obviously, it would be easier if someone was African-American and lived next door and went to the same church. Because then I wouldn't have to translate. - Maya Angelou, Poet

Love Quotes

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Mind Quotes

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, Author

Anger Quotes

There are too many African-Americans with too much money for us to have to go to anybody else for anything in terms of schools, in terms of scholarships, in terms of entrepreneurship, in terms of moving us along as a group to that place where we should be as a people. - James Avery, Actor

Money Quotes

There was a uniqueness to the American case of slavery. 10 million people, a conservative estimate, were brought to America... hundreds of people were set up in work camps, and hereditary-forced labor was put in place. That's a very different thing than the personal slavery that existed elsewhere. - Edward Ball, Writer

Work Quotes

I like America, and I think probably the American people like me. - Fernando Alonso, Driver

There's a specificity of language that's required in Shakespeare that most drama students in England deal with - a specificity of language that is somehow not as clear in a lot of American schools. - James Avery, Actor

Language Quotes

Most Americans approach the problems of the Middle East with a pro-Israeli bias - and rightly so. - George Ball

Problems Quotes

Some may remember, if you have good memories, that there used to be a concept in Anglo-American law called a presumption of innocence, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Now that's so deep in history that there's no point even bringing it up, but it did once exist. - Noam Chomsky

Memories Quotes, Guilt Quotes, History Quotes, Law Quotes

Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris. - Thomas Gold Appleton , Critic

I don't think there's an archetype for the Justin Bieber fan. A Bieber fan just looks like an American. You wouldn't even need a costume to try and resemble one. - Fred Armisen , Comedian

The American army between world wars after World War I had virtually disintegrated. It was a very small force, given largely to practicing cavalry charges on western outposts. - Rick Atkinson, Author

War Quotes

My grandmother, when she looked at American movies, she said, 'They're all the same. In the first scene somebody shoots somebody and then everybody makes phone calls.' - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Grandparents Quotes

Whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the Atlantic or the Pacific or the Rio Grande, we are here only because this country welcomed them in and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like, or what our last names are, or how we worship. - Barack Obama, American President

Anger Quotes, Worship Quotes

The world starts to exist, for Americans, when we are in conflict with a place. And then all of a sudden, Afghanistan pops up on the TV screen and it becomes a place. And it exists for three weeks, and then it disappears into thin air. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Conflict Quotes

Americans are very enthusiastic. We have a new generation of moviegoers who love great horror films. I am a very imaginative man, and for me, it's easy to speak with my dark side. I have very beautiful, interesting nightmares. - Dario Argento , Director

Love Quotes, Great Quotes

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

Responsibility Quotes, Doubt Quotes

The Syrian border town of Qa'im was the main gateway Islamic radicals used to go to Iraq. Syria became the passageway for extremists from Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations to fight a jihad against American forces in Iraq. - Richard Engel

Aim Quotes, Radicals Quotes

The spring of 1942 was given over to a very impassioned, strategic debate about where we should first attack in counterpunching against the Germans and Italians. The British argued very persuasively on the part of Winston Churchill, prime minister, that this was a very green American Army, green soldiers, green commanders. - Rick Atkinson, Author

Passion Quotes, Spring Quotes

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, Director

Pride Quotes, Happiness Quotes

'American Idol' has taken over my whole life. - Paula Abdul, Musician

Life Quotes

I'm a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity. - Michael Jackson

Pride Quotes

I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system. - David Brinkley, Journalist

Spaniards were condemned for appeasing terrorism by voting for withdrawing troops from Iraq in the absence of U.N. authorization - that is, for taking a stand rather like that of 70 percent of Americans, who called for the U.N. to take the leading role in Iraq. - Noam Chomsky

I certainly would absolutely never do what some of my American colleagues do and object to religious symbols being used, putting crosses up in the public square and things like that. I don't fret about that at all; I'm quite happy about that. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Religious Quotes

As Africans Americans we often think about the tragic stories associated with our lineage, but there are a lot of triumphs. Traveling helps you learn about other aspects of our history, like the story of Christ the Redeemer. It's empowering and inspiring. - Laz Alonso, Actor

Inspirational Quotes, Travel Quotes, History Quotes, Power Quotes

There were almost 11,000 American soldiers killed in Germany in April of 1945, the last full month of the war. That's almost as many as died in June, 1944. Right to the very end, it was absolutely brutal. - Rick Atkinson, Author

War Quotes

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

Ceremony Quotes, Giving Quotes

You can choose a future where more Americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete, no matter how old they are or how much money they have. Education was the gateway to opportunity for me. It was the gateway for Michelle. And now more than ever, it is the gateway to a middle-class life. - Barack Obama, American President

Education Quotes, Life Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Skill Quotes, Future Quotes, Money Quotes

To me, 'Blue Like Jazz' is a quintessential American story. So many people are just like Don - raised Christian and go off to college only to abandon their beliefs in order to fit in or be accepted. - Marshall Allman, Actor

Off to College Quotes, Belief Quotes

There are lots of things that I will probably never experience in this life. Military combat. Being dictator of a small central American country. Dunking a basketball. Being a famous rock star. Or walking on Mars. But one thing I have been, and will always be, is an entrepreneur. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Life Quotes, Experience Quotes

Forgiveness is hard for me, man. It is for most American-Western males. It's a sign of weakness. - Art Alexakis , American Musician

Forgiveness Quotes, Weakness Quotes

Most of the more celebrated names among African-American authors, poets, and artists are known to the world because of their association with specific cultural arts movements. - Aberjhani, American Historian

Art Quotes

Ten percent of the American population thinks that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Those are the people that have not learned the skill of filtering information from the vast barrage of inaccurate information that we're all faced with everyday. I think that's a very 21st century skill. - Michael Azerrad, Author

Skill Quotes

You see, without hard work and responsibility, there is no American Dream. Hard work lays the foundation. Our solidarity makes work pay - for all of us. For the greater good. That's what our vision of shared prosperity is all about. - Richard Trumka

Great Quotes, Hard Work Quotes, Responsibility Quotes, Work Quotes, Prosperity Quotes, Solidarity Quotes, Vision Quotes

4 Top quotes about American by Theodore Roosevelt

The American people abhor a vacuum. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Vice Quotes, Politics Quotes

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Criticism Quotes

6 Famous quotes about American by Stephen Ambrose

American is the first democratic nation-state. - Stephen Ambrose, Historian

To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way. - Stephen Ambrose, Historian

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest. - Stephen Ambrose, Historian

Great Quotes

American corporations hate to give away money. - Stephen Ambrose, Historian

Money Quotes

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, Historian

Choice Quotes, Men Quotes

World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism. - Stephen Ambrose, Historian

Optimism Quotes, War Quotes

7 Popular quotes about American by Sherman Alexie

My wife was the first romantic partner who understood both American and native parts of me - not so much the positive stuff, but the damage. - Sherman Alexie , Writer

Romantic Quotes

I've come to the point in my life where I encourage young Native Americans to become much more selfish about their personal needs and wants. - Sherman Alexie , Writer

Life Quotes, Courage Quotes

I grew up in a storytelling culture, a tribal culture, but also in an American storytelling culture. - Sherman Alexie , Writer

There have been players with Indian heritage, but there hasn't been a Native-American professional basketball player who became a regular for all sorts of social and political reasons. - Sherman Alexie , Writer

White Americans have a short memory. - Sherman Alexie , Writer

Memories Quotes

Sixty percent of all Indians live in urban areas, but nobody's writing about them. They're really an underrepresented population, and the ironic thing is very, very few of those we call Native American writers actually grew up on reservations, and yet most of their work is about reservations. - Sherman Alexie , Writer

Work Quotes, Writers Quotes

You'd never know it from reading the rest of the Native writers, but Indians actually grew up with American pop culture. - Sherman Alexie , Writer

Writers Quotes

5 Amazing quotes about American by Shawn Amos

At its best, American music is the soundtrack of our long - and often painful - march toward a more perfect union. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Pain Quotes, Music Quotes

Depending on your political orientation, the Dixie Chicks are either the great defenders of free speech or American traitors. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Great Quotes

Protest is patriotic. Since the beginning of musical time, American singers and songwriters have used their talent and bully pulpits to show us America's strengths and shortcomings. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Strength Quotes, Time Quotes, Beginning Quotes, Talent Quotes, Music Quotes, Writers Quotes

Many cities make music, but no city breathes music quite like Memphis. The songs and sounds that come from here are uniquely American. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Music Quotes

From chain gangs to folk songs to intelligent soul, America has created musicians dedicated to truth, justice, and a better American Way. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Truth Quotes, Justice Quotes, Music Quotes

8 Awesome quotes about American by Russell Baker

American foreign policy had still not recovered from its victory over communism when George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice took over at the White House in 2001. - Russell Baker, Journalist

The American press has the blues. Too many authorities have assured it that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are in ruins. - Russell Baker, Journalist

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, Journalist

Journalism talk is part of the nonstop background noise of American life. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Life Quotes

Few expected very much of Franklin Roosevelt on Inauguration Day in 1933. Like Barack Obama seventy-six years later, he was succeeding a failed Republican president, and Americans had voted for change. What that change might be Roosevelt never clearly said, probably because he himself didn't know. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Change Quotes

Americans like fat books and thin women. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Women Quotes

Roosevelt's declaration that Americans had 'nothing to fear but fear itself' was a glorious piece of inspirational rhetoric and just as gloriously wrong. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Inspirational Quotes, Fear Quotes

It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Life Quotes, Rich Quotes, Law Quotes

4 Best quotes about American by Rosecrans Baldwin

Bookstores don't exactly dot the American highway in the grand manner of Sbarros. - Rosecrans Baldwin, Novelist

Americans love popcorn, and their love doesn't quit. - Rosecrans Baldwin, Novelist

Love Quotes

American-French relations, their pitch and volume, have always been influenced by the media. - Rosecrans Baldwin, Novelist

Influence Quotes

France and America have a long history of mutual loathing and longing. Americans still dream of Paris; Parisians still dream of the America they find in the movies of David Lynch. - Rosecrans Baldwin, Novelist

History Quotes