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Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people,
by Morton Hunt

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people,
also break up more of their marriages,
but the figure reflects not so much the failure of
love as the determination of people not to live without it.
- Morton Hunt

Love is a quicksilver word; though you see plainly where it is,
you have only to put your finger on it to find that
it is not there but someplace else.
- Morton Hunt

Being a good psychoanalyst, in short,
has the same disadvantage as being a good parent:
The children desert one as they grow up.
- Morton Hunt

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Currently, not only are Americans taxed on what they earn,
but those assets are taxed again when they are passed on to a loved one.
- Mary Bono

Life is very important to Americans.
- Bob Dole

Using the right of veto would be shooting the Americans in the back.
- Dominique de Villepin

One in seven Americans lives without health insurance,
and that's a truly staggering figure.
- John M. McHugh

As polarized as we have been, we Americans are locked
in a cultural war for the soul of our country.
- Patrick Buchanan

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated
to be the objects of satire.
- Carroll O'Connor

The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to
let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
- George F. Kennan

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

Some 70 percent of Americans donated to Katrina victims.
- Billy Tauzin

I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan
discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social
Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans.
- Steve Israel

If Americans could legally access prescription drugs
outside the United States,
then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy.
- Chuck Grassley

I think Americans should have a policy of love.
That should be the foreign policy, love.
Export Love.
- Ziggy Marley

It's been a hard time to celebrate, to come out with a smile.
But I'm an American.
Naomi asked me to come out to support other Americans,
and here I am.
- Angie Everhart

Americans do believe in progress and there is almost
certainly a kernel of truth in the joke.
- Alan Dundes

Not only must Americans admire Israel,
there can be no doubt that we have an interest in,
and special responsibility for, that valiant nation.
- George Ball

There are many young Americans that are very distant
from our political process.
- Kurt Angle

Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages
by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that
Americans don't want to do the jobs.
- Dana Rohrabacher

The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept
the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one
of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror.
- Richard Perle

Brown v. Board is the foundation by which all Americans can look for hope -
hope for their children,
hope for their families, and hope for a better future.
- Mike Rogers

Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering
what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
- John Maynard Keynes

Americans have always been eager for travel,
that being how they got to the New World in the first place.
- Otto Friedrich

Americans have an expectation that the Postal Service
will abide by its well-known,
although unofficial, motto - a commitment to deliver.
- John McHugh

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

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are
a thinker you must be a frowning bore,
because thinking is so damn serious.
- Jacques Maritain

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously
valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans,
but also the world in general.
- Martin Yan

We Americans entered a new phase in our history -
the era of integration -
in 1954.
- Constance Baker Motley

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every
four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends.
If they're okay, then it's you.
- Rita Mae Brown

There is a gulf between the high value Americans put
on life in theory and its cheapness in practice.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

Americans work a long away ahead of themselves because
of the size of the place.
To make any impact at all you have to promote yourself
with live performances ages before a release.
- James Taylor

Television has made places look alike,
and it has transformed the way we see.
A whole generation of Americans, maybe two,
has grown up looking at the world through a lens.
- Ronald Steel

Americans are like Pac Man.
We just eat our way through the day.
There's always something going into the mouth.
- Diane Lane

I shouldn't be saying this - high treason,
really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't
fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there.
- Stephen Fry

Most Americans approach the problems of the Middle
East with a pro-Israeli bias -
and rightly so.
- George Ball

I love Caribbean food.
It's a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans.
- Bob Greene

It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future,
we will continue to celebrate the many achievements
and rich culture of African-Americans.
- Eliot Engel

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

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -
after they've tried everything else.
- Winston Churchill

Americans just don't know what being a movie star's all about.
- Patti Smith

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

Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game
but he had little or nothing to do with cricket.
- Henry Chadwick

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

Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans,
respect and value the meaning of decency,
and appreciate public institutions that reflect the
common values of our society.
- Mike Rogers

We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message -
get the job done.
- Rahm Emanuel

We talk about freedoms for African-Americans but unless
you have more than one option politically,
how free are you?
- Lynn Swann

I understand why so many Americans were angry when
I was first discovered in Afghanistan.
I realize many still are, but I hope in time that feeling will change.
- John Walker Lindh

Music has an intrinsic value that touches Americans -
they love their music,
and want more.
- Hilary Rosen

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

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Americans are also feeling the effects of soaring energy prices at the gas pump.
The double burden of these added expenses will be far
too much for many families.
- Russ Carnahan

Americans can pretty much sing anything,
whereas foreign singers are often limited in style,
language, even composer.
- Marilyn Horne

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

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

We are at war with enemies that still have the intent
to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look -
historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
- Larry McMurtry

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

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively
to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
- William O. Douglas

Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment,
will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement.
- Steve Bartlett

We thought that whatever we wanted to do was right and good,
simply because we were Americans, and we would succeed
at it because we were Americans.
- Neil Sheehan


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