America Quotes

George Carlin

That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe
That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.

Kingsley Amis

America takes her writers too seriously.

Anthony Liccione

Live for your country, die to yourself; live for yourself, die to your country.. Anthony Liccione
Live for your country, die to yourself; live for yourself, die to your country.

Don J. Snyder

All my life I had thought that if you worked hard you would be rewarded. If you worked your ass off, there would be some reward for you. But now I knew that the reward was just the chance to work your ass off.

Emily Matchar

American culture at large has failed working mothers.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Am committed to creating a Peaceful, Sustainable and healthy world.

Kiera Cass

You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.

Kiera Cass

He must love you very much,' Gavril said once I had my footing.
I couldn't look at him. 'What makes you say that?' Gavril sighed. 'I've known Maxon since he was a child. He's never stood up to his father like that.

George Carlin

In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Paul Robeson

This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the right of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America

Oche Otorkpa

Lies Have expiry dates but the truth never expires

Ayn Rand

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade...

Neil Gaiman

America was, to them, the place that good people went to when they died. They were prepared to believe just about anything could happen in America.

Gore Vidal

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Barack Obama

In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

Thomas Wolfe

I believe that we are lost here in America, but I believe we shall be found. And this belief, which mounts now to the catharsis of knowledge and conviction, is for me-and I think for all of us-not only our own hope, but America's everlasting, living dream.

Jamie McGuire

Look at him,” she said, shaking her head. “Travis Maddox: Mr. Mom.


People who practice freedom of expression are terrorizing our grammatical way of life.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

This is America. We’re entitled to our opinions.”
“Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts.

Jamie McGuire

I need another drink!” I said as a second attempt to change the subject.
“Shots!” America yelled.
Shepley rolled his eyes. “Oh, yeah. That’s what you need, another shot.

Robin Sloan

America pays defense contractors to build aircraft carriers. Google pays brilliant programmers to do whatever the hell they want.

Yahtzee Croshaw

So, Americans, then. Self-appointed vigilante defenders of the world, kind of like Superman, if Superman was retarded and only fought crime when he felt like it.

Santosh Kalwar

Asia is an entertainment, Europe is a dream, America is an imprisonment and Rest is a nightmare.

Dave Eggers

How had this happened? Everyone in the world knew more than us, about everything, and this I hated then found hugely comforting.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.

Bill Maher

Saying someone is religious is heard in most of America as a compliment, a reassuring affirmation that someone will be moral, ethical, and after a few glasses of wine, a freak in the bedroom.

Thomas Paine

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Tucker Elliot

America isn’t perfect but there’s not a better place in the world for people of any faith.

Barack Obama

Let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet it.

Todd Starnes

The most pressing problem facing America can't be solved in Washington DC. True hope and change can't be found at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It can only be found at the foot of the cross on Calvary.

Suzanne Munshower

American diversity rarely applies to money and success.


There is a story I always tell my students...when I came for the 1st time to the US. I didn’t speak English (Only Spanish) & I saw on every door the word “exit” which in Spanish means Success = Exito. And then I said :”No wonder Americans are winners ,every door they open leads to success

George Carlin

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.

Dick Cavett

I think I have many spenglerian moods about the country, and that some day people will look back and think 'this was a really goofy, unadmirable stupid time.

Louise Glück

We look at the world once, in childhood.
The rest is memory

Kirsten Miller

You will also be called upon to provide well-timed distractions. Get the whole country arguing about sex education or gays in the military, and Americans will stop paying attention to all the things they should fear.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

Barack Obama

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our Democracy; Tonight is your answer.

P.J. O'Rourke

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.

Denis Leary

White men have screwed this country up! I would like a black, female…. everything all rolled into one.I want something different. I want a real change. People, I want a president who speaks well, who has a sense of humor. This guy is such a moron! It's beyond the point where it's a joke. He's an idiot.

Al Franken

When the president during the campaign
said he was against nation building,
I didn't realize he meant our nation.


Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama's running so we all can fly.

Arnold Beichman

With the single exception of the American Revolution, the aftermath of all revolutions from 1789 on only worsened the human condition.

Jon Stewart

No one is better at not beating America than England.

William McKinley

The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.

Matt Taibbi

Washington politicians basically view the People as a capricious and dangerous enemy, a dumb mob whose only interesting quality happens to be their power to take away politicians' jobs... When the government sees its people as the enemy, sooner or later that feeling gets to be mutual. And that's when the real weirdness begins.

Bill Maher

Americans today confuse freedom with not being asked to sacrifice. The fact that you can't have everything you want exactly when you want it has somehow become un-American.

John Derbyshire

Our political system is now run by the Big People for their own interests. If they ever deign to notice the Little People, it is with disdain and contempt.

John Burdett

The great weakness of the West is that it has nothing with which to inspire loyalty except wealth. But what is wealth? Another washing machine, a bigger car, a nicer house to live in? Not much to feed the spirit in all that.

P.J. O'Rourke

The American political system is like fast food-mushy, insipid, made out of disgusting parts of things...and everybody wants some.

Bill Maher

Fascism is when corporations become the government.

Alexis De Tocqueville

Ainsi donc, en s’alliant à un pouvoir politique, la religion augmente sa puissance sur quelques-uns, et perd l’espérance de régner sur tous.

Russell Brand

We thought it was nice of you to let him have a go, because, in England, he wouldn't be trusted with a pair of scissors.

Ben Carson

If Americans simply choose to vote for the person who has a D or an R by their name, we will get what we deserve, which is what we have now.

Ben Carson

If we are to put an end to division, people from all political persuasions will have to stop fighting one another and seek true unity, not just a consensus that benefits one party.

Ben Carson M.D.

Freedom is not reserved for those unwilling to fight for it.

Paul Chehade

Paul Chehade is dedicated to serves the unfortunate, regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender, as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people, helping communities worldwide.
Ethical junction making choices easy.

Michael J. Fox

The American political experience can therefore be viewed as optimism in the collective.

Mohsin Hamid

[...] I stated to them among other things that no country inflicts death so readily upon the inhabitants of other countries, frightens so many people so far away, as America.

Harry Reid

Anarchists have taken over (the GOP).

Bill Maher

We're a complacent society, hard to get riled up in the first place, and then when we do, it's misdirected.

Bill Maher

We convince ourselves that even our shameless waste, our unchecked consumption and our appalling ignorance of anyplace in the world except our own little corner must continue-or they win! No, when you become smarter and less gluttonous, you win. We all win!

Rachel Caine

This won't stop her from getting elected...Stupider people get elected all the time. It's America. We love the sleazy. And the crazy.

Bill Maher

Every day in America is a day with a shooting.

Chris Hayes

The thing they're trying to stop is 30-million people getting health insurance. That's the substance.

Bill Maher

This is the opposite of the free market.

Chris Hayes

Let's run the experiment.

John F. Kennedy

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder.

Bill Maher

Do not fuck with gun nuts because they are nuts about their guns.

Robert B. Reich

Powerlessness can be a self-fulfilling prophesy. There is much that is wrong with America. But it will only be made right only if we force change to occur.

Azar Nafisi

Jefferson, who spent his life collecting books, many of which he donated to the Library of Congress, boasted that America was the only country whose farmers read Homer. “A native of America who cannot read or write,” said John Adams, “is as rare an appearance . . . as a Comet or an Earthquake.

Bernard DeVoto

One may lack words to express the impact of beauty but no one who has felt it remains untouched. It is renewal, enlargement, intensification. The parks preserve it permanently in the inheritance of the American citizens.

Geoffrey Wood

Indeed, if their wristbands asked them the question: “What-Would-Jesus-Buy” - well now, that could very well revolutionize the Christian church in America.

Adam Bradford

The United States is falling away from the very things that had made it what it was. What it is becoming is something to be feared....

Anthony Liccione

We are soon approaching a refined holiday, "Merry Mas," where Christ will be taken out of its context.

Richard Pryor

You can't talk about fucking in America, people say you're dirty. But if you talk about killing somebody, that's cool.

Peter Kreeft

America does not know the difference between money and sex. It treats sex like money because it treats sex as a medium of exchange, and it treats money like sex because it expects its money to get pregnant and reproduce.

Charles Bukowski

She would have been a better fuck in Greece, maybe. America was a shitty place to fuck.

Thomas Jefferson

No body wishes more than I do to see such proofs as you exhibit, that nature has given to our black brethren, talents equal to those of the other colors of men, and that the appearance of a want of them is owing merely to the degraded condition of their existence, both in Africa & America.

Rebecca Solnit

Eduardo Galeano notes that America was conquered, but not discovered, that the men who arrived with a religion to impose and dreams of gold never really knew where they were, and that this discovery is still taking place in our time.

Rivera Sun

Stop listening to the TV tell you about America the beautiful . . . get up and be America the beautiful.

Chris Hedges

The moral nihilism of celebrity culture is played out on reality television shows, most of which encourage a dark voyeurism into other people's humiliation, pain, weakness, and betrayal.

Marilyn Manson

We don't like to kill our unborn; we need them to grow up and fight our wars.

George S. Patton Jr.

Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition.

Naomi Klein

You actually cannot sell the idea of freedom, democracy, diversity, as if it were a brand attribute and not reality - not at the same time as you're bombing people, you can't.

Amy Goodman

I really do think that if for one week in the United States we saw the true face of war, we saw people's limbs sheared off, we saw kids blown apart, for one week, war would be eradicated. Instead, what we see in the U.S. media is the video war game.

Benjamin Rush

The American war is over, but this is far from being the case with the American Revolution.

Marianne Moore

They fought the enemy, we fight fat living and self-pity. Shine, o shine, unfalsifying sun, on this sick scene.

Bryant McGill

America is the world's top war-master; the most sophisticated killer-culture in history.

Franklin Marion Havens

I feel proud that I have been counted worthy to have blood shed by a traitor, and to suffer torture at the hands of those who have undertaken to trail our Flag in the dust. Signed, Yours as Ever, Franklin M. Haven.

Sara Niles

I smelled war on the horizon, with more deaths and trouble to come"
Bombing of the Twin Towers
From Rape of a Nation by Sara Niles

Joseph J. Ellis

Lincoln once said that America was founded on a proposition that was written by Jefferson in 1776. We are really founded on an argument about what that proposition means.

Sarah Vowell

Acts 16:9 is the meddler's motto, simultaneously selfless and self-serving, generous but stuck-up. Into every generation of Americans is born a new crop of buttinskys sniffing out the latest Macedonia that may or may not want their help.

Randall Wallace

It was now December 7, 1941; the date that Franklin D. Roosevelt was destined to declare would live in infamy.

Walter A. McDougall

America's civilization perturbs the trajectories of all other civilizations just by existing.

Walter A. McDougall

The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years.

Abraham Lincoln

Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.

Stephen Colbert

Throughout human history, countries rise and fall. But not America-we continue to rise and rise, like dough, until Jesus bakes us in the fiery Afterscape of the Rapture.

William Arthur Sirmon

France is to me the heroine in the romance of all the nations of all time. This feeling was born in me years ago when I read how her noble sons had defended America in its cradle. Today I am proud that I am one of the millions who will come to save our heroine from the clutches of the villain from across the Rhine.

Anna Myers

The young man looked down from the cart at the people in front of him. Jonah felt his teacher’s eyes meet his own, and for a fraction of a second a smile played on the prisoner’s lips. Then he glanced toward heaven and spoke. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

Markham Shaw Pyle

Of all America’s natural resources, its richest is an inexhaustible vein of irony.

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