Quotations About / On: AMERICA

  • 1.
    I believe in America. America's made my fortune.
    (Mario Puzo (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939), U.S. director, screenwriter. Bonasera (Salvatore Corsitto), The Godfather, as he asks Don Corleone for vengeance (1972).)
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  • 2.
    I will keep America moving forward, always forward—for a better America, for an endless enduring dream and a thousand points of light.
    (George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. Acceptance speech, August 18, 1988, New Orleans, New York Times (August 19, 1988). The phrase "a thousand points of light," written for Bush by speechwriter Peggy Noonan, was used on various occasions during the 1988 presidential campaign. The words are not original, echoing similar phrases by Charles Dickens and Thomas Wolfe, among others. As president, Bush initiated a "Points of Light" reform program in June 1989.)
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  • 3.
    America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
    (Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Farewell address, January 14, 1981.)
  • 4.
    Nature in America has always been suspect, on the defensive, cannibalized by progress. In America, every specimen becomes a relic.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. "Melancholy Objects," On Photography (1977).)
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  • 5.
    It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 52 (1973).)
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  • 6.
    America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think.
    (Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), U.S. rock musician. Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 30, 1989).)
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  • 7.
    I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
    (Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in "Saved: Bob Dylan's Conversion to Christianity," Wanted Man, ed. John Bauldie (1990). on stage, Nov. 26, 1979, in Tempe, Arizona.)
  • 8.
    America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
    (E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (1894-1962), U.S. poet. repr. In A Miscellany, ed. George J. Firmage (1958). "Why I Like America," Vanity Fair (New York, May 1927).)
  • 9.
    One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.
    (Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), U.S. artist. repr. In Laurie Lisle, Portrait of an Artist (1986). Quoted in Chicago Evening Post (March 2, 1926).)
  • 10.
    There are no more jobs in America, only sentences, LIFE SENTENCES
    (This is based on my many years in the American workforce.)
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