Quotations About / On: AMERICA

  • 21.
    Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
    (Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938), U.S. author. On Boxing (1987).)
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  • 22.
    The victim mentality may be the last uncomplicated thing about life in America.
    (Anna Quindlen (b. 1953), U.S. author. New York Times, section 4, p. 17 (November 14, 1993).)
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  • 23.
    The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. The Wit and Wisdom of Franklin D. Roosevelt, On America, p. 7, eds. Peter and Helen Beilenson, Peter Pauper Press (1982). On the value of education.)
  • 24.
    America is essentially a woman's country—why shouldn't the leading novelists be women?
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. repr. In The Best of Henry Miller, ed. Lawrence Durrell (1960). "Reunion in Brooklyn," Sunday After the War (1944).)
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  • 25.
    It's time for America to get right.
    (Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), African American civil rights activist. As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 8, by Hay Mills (1993). Said on September 13, 1965, in a speech at a rally following a hearing before the United States House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Elections—at which she had also spoken.)
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  • 26.
    I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.
    (Don Delillo (b. 1926), U.S. author. Owen Brademas, in The Names, ch. 1 (1982).)
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  • 27.
    In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. The Presidential Papers, preface (1963).)
  • 28.
    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.)
  • 29.
    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).)
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  • 30.
    ... 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).)
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