Quotations About / On: AMERICA

  • 11.
    In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
    (Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (May 14, 1991).)
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  • 12.
    America is not civil, whilst Africa is barbarous.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Address Delivered in Concord on the Anniversary of the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies, August 1, 1844," Miscellanies (1883, repr. 1903). Edward Emerson notes that "Boston Hymn" sings a similar sentiment. Emerson is not commenting on the nature of African civilization, but noting the barbarity of the slave trade on its shores.)
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  • 13.
    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.)
  • 14.
    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).)
  • 15.
    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).)
  • 16.
    America needed recovery, not revenge. The hate had to be drained and the healing begun.
    (Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. A Time to Heal, p. 161, Harper & Row (1979). On pardoning former U.S. President Richard Nixon.)
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  • 17.
    [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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  • 18.
    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).)
  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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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