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Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to
by Cecil Beaton

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to
control reality by purely material means...
airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the
comforting prospect of cash.
- Cecil Beaton

San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities.
- Cecil Beaton

All I want is the best of everything and there's very little of that left.
- Cecil Beaton

On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box -
the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle
of the chewing gum dispenser.
- Cecil Beaton

 

More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky,
with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot
and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.
- Cecil Beaton

Never in the history of fashion has so little material
been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
- Cecil Beaton

Mrs Woolf's complaint should be addressed to her creator,
who made her, rather than me.
- Cecil Beaton

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I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have
created a stage set I like,
I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle
who says she doesn't like blue.
- Cecil Beaton

What is elegance? Soap and water!
- Cecil Beaton

I can't afford a whole new set of enemies.
- Cecil Beaton

Be daring, be different, be impractical,
be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and
imaginative vision against the play-it-safers,
the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
- Cecil Beaton

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

After Big Media, U.S.
colleges and universities are the biggest enemies of
the values of red-state Americans.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and
opportunity and the value of education more than 7th
or 8th generation Americans.
- Malcolm Wallop

Americans' great and secret fear is that America may
turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization.
- Shirley Hazzard

There's been an increase in the number of Iraqis in training,
but more Americans are dying and violence is increasing.
- Lawrence Korb

And it is very moving because one has to see the site
not as just another site of development but it is a very special site.
It is a site that souls and hearts of all Americans.
- Daniel Libeskind

What the world needs now is more Americans.
The U.S.
is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated
to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it.
- Ferdinand Mount

Americans try to talk about positive family values,
although the actual state of things is disastrous.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason,
and not just to mingle with the right people.
- Sarah Palin

All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social
Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens.
- Steve King

Americans in all places and levels of government have
begun to consider the areas where we need to prepare
ourselves from future threats,
including the latest weapon: bio-terror.
- Paul Gillmor

The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans
who need assistance with the costs of higher education.
- John Conyers

It's time to stop the raid on the Social Security trust
fund and start allowing Americans to invest their Social
Security taxes in personal savings accounts.
- Mike Pence

In a sense I've made the same film over and over again.
In all of them I've asked, 'Who are we as Americans?
- Ken Burns

When Americans invade Iraq, Bush says,
we will be greeted as liberators by the Iraqi people,
proving that taking out Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do.
- Howard Fineman

Americans love our shoes and us Brits love that we
can always pick up a bargain when in the US.
- Lisa Snowdon

I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again -
to fight another war,
because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor.
- Ashleigh Banfield

If we do not make tough decisions now,
future Americans will have to make even tougher ones.
- Virginia Foxx

Like my colleague, I represent a large Assyrian community in central California,
one of the largest concentrations of Assyrian Americans
anywhere in the United States.
- Dennis Cardoza

Americans of all ages deserve quality end-of-life medical care.
- Bill Nelson

It was not long before I was struck with the idea that
base ball was just the game for a national sport for Americans.
- Henry Chadwick

Well, there's nothing strange about Americans as a whole.
But, Angelinos are different!
- Paul Hogan

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's
soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a
lesson which will not be forgotten by history.
Truly.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Americans who may be going to the largest embassy we've ever had.
- Richard Lugar

I understand about this idea of terror and what it
means to Americans and this idea that we can't just
walk around free like we did;
life has changed.
- Johnnie Cochran

The politicians in Washington are spending trillions of dollars of our money.
When are Americans going to stand up and say enough is enough?
- Joe Wurzelbacher

Financial literacy is an issue that should command
our attention because many Americans are not adequately
organizing finances for their education,
healthcare and retirement.
- Ron Lewis

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
- Edward W. Howe

Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans
receive Social Security benefits,
and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend
on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
- Chaka Fattah

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane.
But, too often, U.S.
actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
- Howard Zinn

Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American
community as it does in white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra

It appalls me that the people who decide what Americans
will be watching on the tube have never been to the United States.
Not the real United States.
- John Ratzenberger

In some ways the domestic reporting is a lot easier
because Americans will talk to you about anything.
- John Pomfret

If military movies were automatically successful we'd
make nothing but military movies.
But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.
- Tommy Lee Jones

The highest percentage of African Americans own their
own homes today than ever in our nation's history.
- Ed Gillespie

Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices,
it is a university of choice.
- Michael N. Castle

In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the
Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.
- David Dinkins

Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it.
I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status.
- Northrop Frye

Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
- Bob Geldof

Wherever I have gone in this country,
I have found Americans.
- Alf Landon

A 1990 Gallup poll found that 77 percent of Americans
polled said abortion was the taking of human life.
I agree, and believe that taking the life on an innocent child is unjust.
- Robert Casey

All Americans should have access to quality,
affordable health care.
- Christopher Dodd

Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching
the lives of not just African Americans,
but our entire country.
- Ric Keller

Americans are so dedicated to their jobs.
- Jamelia

Some guys practice like all-Americans but they can't play!
- Joe Montana

And, gentlemen, they have not yet done so,
and it is quite clear that no Americans,
no people in the world probably, are going to war with the Soviet Union.
- Paul Robeson

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns.
- Fiona Shaw

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not
care why we went to war in Iraq,
that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
- Adam Schiff

We could have a budget that brings Americans together.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

When regulations on the housing industry are reasonable,
the cost of housing goes down.
Regulatory relief is needed to make housing more affordable to more Americans.
- Randy Neugebauer


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