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If American men are obsessed with money,
by Marya Mannes

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Related topics: Money

The faucet leak, and learn to leave them so.
- Marya Mannes

All really great lovers are articulate,
and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
- Marya Mannes

Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally.
I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.
- Marya Mannes

 

The sign of an intelligent people is their ability
to control their emotions by the application of reason.
- Marya Mannes

Money is not an aphrodisiac: the desire it may kindle
in the female eye is more for the cash than the carrier.
- Marya Mannes

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will,
in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their
presence we are diminishing our future.
- Marya Mannes

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All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction
is the surest road to actual seduction.
- Marya Mannes

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams,
an intensity of expectation that, in the end,
diminishes the reality.
- Marya Mannes

By the age of fifty, you have made yourself what you are,
and if it is good, it is better than your youth.
- Marya Mannes

In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude.
- Marya Mannes

Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
- Marya Mannes

It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere.
- Marya Mannes

In our society those who are in reality superior in
intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only
if they pretend they are not.
- Marya Mannes

Lie down and listen to the crabgrass grow The faucet leak,
and learn to leave them so.
- Marya Mannes

It is not enough to show people how to live better:
there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers
of communication to show people how to be better.
- Marya Mannes

I don't think the advertisers have any real idea of
their power not only to reflect but to mold society.
- Marya Mannes

For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans,
there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves.
It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves.
- Marya Mannes

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

I am proud to be an American.
Because an American can eat anything on the face of
this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's
the place where the greatest dream of all,
the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
- Michael Bloomberg

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag,
motherhood and the Bible.
That's why people love me.
- Art Linkletter

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet.
- Jerry Brown

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment,
damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers
billions of dollars annually.
- John M. McHugh

I think the greatest star in American at the moment is Kevin Costner.
- Jeremy Brett

People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect
American family and I destroyed that image.
But what people have to understand is writing that
book was very healing for me.
- LaToya Jackson

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace

American foreign policy has been - and must continue to be -
based on unequivocal support for Israel's right to
exist and to be free from terror.
- Howard Berman

I think there's a danger of a being typecast as the
all-American mom forever.
- JoBeth Williams

After one year in the Texas League, the American League
bought the rights to my contract.
They optioned me back to the Texas League for the 1970 season.
- Jim Evans

Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a
question of issue for the American people to vote on.
- John Dingell

I was a normal American nerd.
- Jack Herer

The more money an American accumulates,
the less interesting he becomes.
- Gore Vidal

If American schooling is inadequate now,
just imagine how much more obsolete it will be when
today's kindergarten students graduate from high school in just 12 years.
- Janet Napolitano

So, if I were arrested or if I were killed,
then after me the issues that American fears about
me wouldn't exist anymore -
and I couldn't tell you what those issues are.
- Muqtada al Sadr

President Bush is endangering our safety,
hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values.
- George Soros

The majority of surveys throughout this Nation show
that the American people are advocating for a comprehensive
and realistic approach to immigration reform.
- Raul Grijalva

None of the European girls, including Anita Ekberg,
has anything not found on American girls as well.
- Cleo Moore


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