Quotations About / On: AMERICA
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
(Edward, Duke of Windsor (1894-1972), British royalty, King Edward VIII. Look (March 5, 1957).
Said more than 20 years after his abdication.)
The awareness of the all-surpassing importance of social groups is now general property in America.
(Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. Life and Thought in America, ch. 2 (1972).)
... the aristocracy most widely developed in America is that of wealth.
(Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 2 (1920).)
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.)
[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.)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
(Michael Malone (b. 1942), U.S. author. Guardian (London, July 7, 1989).)