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Quote Left America when will you be angelic? When will you take off your clothes?... Quote Right
Quote Left In order to be able to live in America I must be unafraid to live anywhere in it, and I must be able to live in the fashion and with whom I choose. Quote Right
Quote Left America, why are your libraries full of tears? Quote Right
Quote Left Because systems of mass communication can communicate only officially acceptable levels of reality, no one can know the extent of the secret unconscious life. No one in America can know what will happen. No one is in real control. Quote Right
Quote Left At one time or another I have insulted everybody, and I am proud of that. Folks, let me sum it up for you: I think religion is bad, and drugs are good. I think America causes cancer, longevity is less important than fun and young people should be discouraged from voting. I think stereotypes are true, abstinence is a pervsion, Bush’s lies are worse than Clinton’s and there is nothing sexy about being old or pregnant. I think 9-11 changed nothing, and if I had known the onset of war would add a hundred points on to Bush’s IQ, I would have started one. I think pornography stops rape, I think AIDS ribbons are stupid, and flag burning makes me feel patriotic. I think death is not the worst thing that can happen. I think people have too much self-esteem, and being drunk is funny. I think children are not innocent, God doesn’t write books, and Jesus wasn’t a republican. I am for mad cow disease, and against suing tobacco companies. I think girls hate each other, no doesn’t always mean no, you have to lie to stay married, women’s sports are boring, and the Olympics are gay. We’ll be on for another six weeks here on ABC… Quote Right
Quote Left The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line -- the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea. It was a phase of this problem that caused the Civil War. Quote Right
Quote Left I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged. Quote Right
Quote Left America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel. Quote Right
Quote Left Regarding the Boy Scouts, I'm very suspicious of any organization that has a handbook Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich. Quote Right
Quote Left I've always wondered why European politicians as a group seemed brighter than American politicians as a group. Maybe it's because many America... Quote Right
Quote Left The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. Quote Right
Quote Left In a land which is fully settled, most men must accept their local environment or try to change it by political means; only the exceptionally gifted or adventurous can leave to seek his fortune elsewhere. In America, on the other hand, to move on and make a fresh start somewhere else is still the normal reaction to dissatisfaction and failure. Quote Right
Quote Left After thoughtful deliberations with my family, I am announcing my decision to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic. When faced with the decision to choose between my country, the United States of America, and my Dominican heritage, I decided I will not dishonor either. Quote Right
Quote Left Was I gung-ho about changing society when I was 18? I don't know about that. When you're 18, you're really into yourself and what's happening to your body. But I definitely had some ideas. This malaise is not confined to America either. I spotted that same attitude in kids in Eastern Europe before the fall of communism. Quote Right
Quote Left A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. Quote Right
Quote Left The gap between ideals and actualities, between dreams and achievements, the gap that can spur strong men to increased exertions, but can break the spirit of others -- this gap is the most conspicuous, continuous land mark in American history. It is conspicuous and continuous not because Americans achieve little, but because they dream grandly. The gap is a standing reproach to Americans; but it marks them off as a special and singularly admirable community among the world's peoples. Quote Right
Quote Left America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world. Quote Right
Quote Left In December 2004, the Osage Nation of Oklahoma won its battle in Congress to determine our own laws and citizenship, ... It was the end of a long road to independence for our tribe, but the beginning of what we feel is most precious: our sovereignty. I am often asked if gaming has taken over the national debate on Indians in America. But gaming is an extension of our sovereignty, not the other way around and we cannot allow others to frame our issues for us. As Indian people, sovereignty comes first. Quote Right
Quote Left I take space to be the central fact to man born in America. I spell it large because it comes large here. Large and without mercy. Quote Right
Quote Left Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly. Quote Right
Quote Left At this time in American history, we are like ghosts talking gibberish through different dimensions, and stupid men do not make good make good... Quote Right
Quote Left America is my country and Paris is my hometown. Quote Right
Quote Left In an earlier stage of our development most human groups held to a tribal ethic. Members of the tribe were protected, but people of other tribes could be robbed or killed as one pleased.  Gradually the circle of protection expanded, but as recently as 150 years ago we did not include blacks. So African human beings could be captured, shipped to America and sold. In Australia white settlers regarded Aborigines as a pest and hunted them down, much as kangaroos are hunted down today. Just as we have progressed beyond the blatantly racist ethic of the era of slavery and colonialism, so we must now progress beyond the speciesist ethic of the era of factory farming, of the use of animals as mere research tools, of whaling, seal hunting, kangaroo slaughter and the destruction of wilderness. We must take the final step in expanding the circle of ethics. Quote Right
Quote Left The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much. Quote Right
Quote Left A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do -- namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions. Quote Right
Quote Left America is sick. It's a country that worships basketball players and supermodels as deities and treats the poor as an enemy. You can see a human being shot to death on network television, but a human breast is too obscene to make the cut. We love war, we love our country, but we hate each other. Our entire society is structured around making money, often at the expense of another, and 'entertainment' assures us that it's all normal. Families are almost nonexistent, and the only safe neighborhoods are patrolled by armed guards with attack dogs. In short, we're heading for a huge Crash. Crash Site is attempting to accelerate the decline any way it can, and hopes to position itself somewhere in the middle of the New Republic once America is rebuilt. We're not conservatives, we're not liberals. We're Common Sense Hardliners. Quote Right
Quote Left In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is. Quote Right
Quote Left O my America! my new-found-land. Quote Right

Member Quotes About America

Quote Left American girls were raised on daydreams American boys are made of fireworks. Quote Right
Quote Left If I were living in Russia, I would be fighting America but since I live in America, Let us fight Russia. (exactly how fools get controlled by the media to listen to just one news and censored the others, sending innocent people to their graves by war of bias opinion) Quote Right
Quote Left America is a stack of hotcakes and the GOP is vinegar. Quote Right
Quote Left Trump broke the law and endangered national security. After all, it’s not like the KGB doesn’t know how to pick locks. — Michael R. Burch aka “The Loyal Opposition” (Keywords: America, USA, leadership, Trump, treason, lock, locks, national security) Quote Right
Quote Left The deadliest and most addictive drug in America is a gun. Quote Right
Quote Left Cassidy Hutchinson is a modern Erin Brockovich except that in her case the well has been poisoned for the whole country. — Michael R. Burch (Keywords/Tags: America, USA, patriotic, truth, justice, White House, Trump) Quote Right
Quote Left There is nothing at all supreme, nor anything remotely just, about Clarence Thomas.—Michael R. Burch (Keywords/Tags: justice, injustice, supreme court, corruption, America, judgement) Quote Right
Quote Left Help us learn the lessons you have left us here, in every leaf and rock. (Native American Prayer, translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Adam Gopnik called Randall Jarrell the “best-equipped” American poetry critic of the past century; he may have been the “best quipped” as well. (Keywords: poet, poets, poetry, poems, critic, criticism) Quote Right
Quote Left The troublemaker's way is thorny. — Native American proverb, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, translation, troublemaker, thorn, thorny, wisdom, way, path, journey Quote Right
Quote Left Knowledge interprets the past, wisdom foresees the future. — Native American proverb, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, translation, past, future, knowledge, wisdom, judgement Quote Right
Quote Left We will be remembered tomorrow by the tracks we leave today. — Native American proverb, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, future, memory Quote Right
Quote Left One foot in the boat, one foot in the canoe, and you end up in the river. — Native American proverb, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, water, river, vacillation, fence-sitting Quote Right
Quote Left Beware the eloquence of the rattlesnake's tail. — Native American saying, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, nature, rattlesnake, eloquence, spoken word, speech Quote Right
Quote Left The more we wonder, the more we understand. — Native American proverb, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, translation, nature, wisdom, understanding Quote Right
Quote Left Speak less thunder, wield more lightning. —Native American proverb, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords: Native American, nature, power, lightning, thunder, speech, speak, speaking Quote Right
Quote Left What is life? The flash of a firefly. The breath of a winter buffalo. The shadow scooting across the grass that vanishes with sunset. —Blackfoot saying, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, translation, life, nature Quote Right
Quote Left Before you judge a man for his sins be sure to trudge many moons in his moccasins. (Native American proverb, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: judgement, anti-bullying, tolerance, understanding, sympathy, words of wisdom) Quote Right
Quote Left Baseball's immeasurable spittin' mixed with occasional hittin'.—Michael R. Burch Keywords/Tags: baseball, softball, America, sports, bat, batting, spit, spitting Quote Right
Quote Left Trump’s real goals are obvious and yet millions of Americans remain oblivious. —Michael R. Burch Quote Right
Quote Left "That which makes America greatest is her diversity." --from "Lady Liberty Still Stands Proud in New York Harbor" Quote Right
Quote Left A weak president will make America weaker, not stronger. It's a warning sign that must be heeded. Quote Right
Quote Left No other nation on Earth is more blessed than America: watch the swollen clouds that bring down rain! Why has God chosen America over other nations? Only those discerning these blessings proclaim Him Lord. Quote Right
Quote Left Where's Joseph McCarthy when you need him? America is under siege! Quote Right
Quote Left Political battles are won with peaceful intentions, not inciting riots, destruction and bloodshed. The motto, " Make America great again. " has failed terribly. Quote Right
Quote Left “Fraud” has become the new belly button of America. Quote Right
Quote Left Men of America don't take your lady for granted and pay close attention because wife stealers can get her attention. That's why timing is everything....Be wise and hire a detective because you may need evidence to prove adultery in court or face losing more than you should. Quote Right
Quote Left God bless America...and God bless the second amendment! Quote Right
Quote Left Just what a sick and crippled America needs...11 million more illegal aliens and millions more heading for the border. Wow! The rig is already on for the next election, folks! Quote Right
Quote Left The problem with progressive liberals is they don't just hate Trump, they hate America! Quote Right

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