Quotations About / On:
America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
(Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, June 1920, Boston.
"Back to normalcy" was Harding's campaign slogan in that year.)
Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.
(Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Quoted in Memories of a Psycho-analyst, ch. 9, Ernest Jones (1959).
"America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen," Freud said on another occasion, "but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success." (Ronald W. Clark, Freud: the Man and his Cause, pt. 3, ch. 12, 1980).)
If you're going to America, bring your own food.
(Fran Lebowitz (b. 1951), U.S. journalist. "Fran Lebowitz's Travel Hints," Social Studies (1981).)
... the Black woman in America can justly be described as a "slave of a slave."
(Frances Beale, African American feminist and civil rights activist. The Black Woman, ch. 14 (1970).)
I don't measure America by its achievement, but by its potential.
(Shirley Chisholm (b. 1924), African American politician and feminist. Unbought and Unbossed, ch. 16 (1970).)
In America, every female under fifty calls herself a "girl."
(H.E. Bates, British screenwriter, and David Lean. Jane Hudson (Katherine Hepburn), Summertime.)
Europe's the mayonnaise, but America supplies the good old lobster.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. "Things," The Lovely Lady (1933).)
America is addicted to wars of distraction.
(Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. Times (London, April 22, 1991).)
Discussion in America means dissent.
(James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. "The Duchess and the Bugs," Lanterns and Lances (1961).)
Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
(Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938), U.S. author. On Boxing (1987).)