Outside America I should hardly be believed if I told how simply, in my experience, Dover Street merged into the Back Bay.
(Mary Antin (1881-1949), U.S. socialite and author; born in Russia. The Promised Land, ch. 20 (1912).
A Russian Jew who emigrated to the United States at age 15 and settled on Dover Street in the Boston slums, Antin attended prestigious Barnard College and made her way up into the social world represented by Boston's elite Back Bay neighborhood.)
I'm tired and nervous and I'm in America. Here you don't know that you live.
(Greta Garbo (1905-1990), Swedish actress; relocated to the United States. As quoted in The Divine Garbo, ch. 4, by Frederick Sands and Sven Broman (1979).
Written in a letter to her friend, the Swede Lars Saxon, on August 20, 1927; two years earlier, Garbo had come to the United States to make movies.)