Quotations About / On: AMERICA

  • 41.
    [Wellesley College] is about as meaningful to the educational process in America as a perfume factory is to the national economy.
    (Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Crazy Salad, ch. 5 (1972). Of the elite New England women's college which was her alma mater.)
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  • 42.
    America is a nation fundamentally ambivalent about its children, often afraid of its children, and frequently punitive toward its children.
    (Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 3 (1983).)
  • 43.
    America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
    (James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), U.S. novelist. "On Prejudice," The American Democrat (1838).)
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  • 44.
    In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes!
    (Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. speech, Sept. 26, 1952, Indianapolis, Ind. Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson: 1952 (1953).)
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  • 45.
    If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America.
    (Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Marriage," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).)
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  • 46.
    I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
    (Michael Malone (b. 1942), U.S. author. Guardian (London, July 7, 1989).)
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  • 47.
    Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news.
    (James Reston (b. 1909), U.S. journalist. "The President and the Press," The Artillery of the Press (1966).)
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  • 48.
    America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
    (Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. attributed in Saturday Review of Literature (New York, Dec. 1, 1945).)
  • 49.
    America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
    (Attributed to Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Quoted in Saturday Review of Literature (New York, Dec. 1, 1945).)
  • 50.
    If anything characterizes the cultural life of the seventies in America, it is an insistence on preventing failures of communication.
    (Richard Dean Rosen (b. 1949), U.S. journalist, critic. "Psychobabble," Psychobabble: Fast Talk and Quick Cure in the Era of Feeling (1977).)
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