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The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history,
by Al Lewis

The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history,
had the most junkies of any country ever in the world -
right after the Civil War.
The most brutal war, the greatest amount of casualties that America's ever had.
- Al Lewis

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

Understood what the struggle was about.
My mother.
Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than
many a graduate from Harvard.
- Al Lewis

I think people need housing.
And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there.
If you want to call them squatters, trespassers,
hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
- Al Lewis

 

Every Friday I used to have about fifty,
sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard
and I'd take them all to dinner.
All runaways.
- Al Lewis

I went to all the Love-Ins.
I took my kids.
I enjoyed myself.
- Al Lewis

I'm more important to me than any body you can mention.
Do you know that?
- Al Lewis

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Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal -
they can both sleep under the bridge.
Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!
- Al Lewis

As long as you gave it your best shot,
even if in the opinion of others "you failed,"
you didn't fail.
- Al Lewis

America gets the politicians they deserve.
That's it.
And you keep struggling.
- Al Lewis

There's more to anybody.
Just because you haven't noticed it,
that's your problem,
that's not mine.
- Al Lewis

The struggle goes on.
The victory is in the struggle, for me.
And I accepted that a long time ago.
- Al Lewis

My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.
- Al Lewis

I have an old brain but a terrific memory.
- Al Lewis

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio,
there's no audience.
TV, there's no audience.
I need the response of the audience,
even if it's a silent response.
- Al Lewis

But find something that you absolutely love doing.
And then get to love the way you do it.
That's the uniqueness of all of us.
That's it.
- Al Lewis

I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco
Workers Union down in North Carolina.
- Al Lewis

I know who I am.
I don't have to brag.
I know what I contributed.
I know what I did.
You think you can do it better? Hey,
go right ahead.
The stage is yours.
- Al Lewis

I've been in the struggle over seventy years -
it doesn't bother me I may not win.
- Al Lewis

I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe.
- Al Lewis

I probably worked every single entertainment medium,
including some that don't exist.
I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show,
I worked 18 years of radio.
- Al Lewis

The ruling class is smarter than you,
and they're more creative.
And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain.
Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as
long as they have been and as strong as they have been.
- Al Lewis

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket.
To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon.
- Wallis Simpson

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body;
the two are ever united.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

Compared to the United States, physicians in Europe
have a much more conservative approach to joint replacement in general.
- Allen Boyd

First and foremost - our vision for a united and peaceful
Georgia is based on respect for the desire -
and respect for the right -
to South Ossetian autonomy.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome,
were united under one crown imperial.
They had already been once united, in their slavery to Rome.
- John Lothrop Motley

The UN could help the Iraqi government get on its feet
and help the United States withdraw a bit more.
- Brent Scowcroft

If more politicians in this country were thinking about
the next generation instead of the next election,
it might be better for the United States and the world.
- Claude Pepper

Communism feeds on aggression, hatred,
and the imprisonment of men's minds and souls.
This shall not take root in the United States.
- Emanuel Celler

I've seen every highway in the United States,
and they all look alike to me.
- Loretta Lynn

About all I can say for the United States Senate is
that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
- Will Rogers

In the United States there has been a kind of a structure in the Modern art world.
The New York School was nearly a coherent thing-for a minute.
- Howard Hodgkin

We had been getting some bad results,
now it is up to us to make up the ground and catch Manchester United.
- Robbie Fowler

Contrast the United States with any country on the
face of the earth today and ask yourself whether the
situation of the United States is not the best to be found.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

I declare myself an Austrian and a European.
A united Europe will be a peaceful Europe.
- Heinz Fischer

Take air quality in the United States today:
It's about 30 percent better than it was 25 years ago,
even though there are now more people driving more cars.
- Jared Diamond

Further, by acting decisively in Iraq,
the United States has sent very strong signals to other
nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers.
- Jim Gerlach

But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia,
all over Europe, all over the United States,
Mexico, but not Hollywood.
- Sydney Pollack

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am very happy to be signing for the best team in
the world and especially proud to be the first Portuguese player to join United.
- Cristiano Ronaldo

Jazz has an audience all around the globe and has had for many decades,
I think speaking of the United States,
let's say that what we need is more of an official recognition.
- Sonny Rollins

The United States dollar took another pounding on German,
French and British exchanges this morning,
hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany.
- Gordon Sinclair

We have said that Israel has had a very bad history with the United Nations,
and whoever cares for himself in Israel distances himself from that Organization.
- Yitzhak Shamir

What the United States does best is to understand itself.
What it does worst is understand others.
- Carlos Fuentes

In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do,
and no one can explain why women are affected most
often from the waist down.
- Annette Funicello

Deep down, the Iraqi people want the United States out.
And their self-determination should be respected.
- Peter Camejo

There is therefore a tremendous mystery in the fact
that God may be united with man and the man with God.
- Michael Servetus

Los Angeles is a microcosm of the United States.
If L.A.
falls, the country falls.
- Ice T

As we all know, no crude oil refineries have been built
in the United States since 1976.
During that time, close to 100 ethanol refineries have been built.
- John Shimkus

If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course
for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium,
who will?
- Kofi Annan

We are the biggest donor to the United Nations,
contributing 22 percent of the regular operating budget
and nearly 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget.
- Cliff Stearns

Well, I think the United States first of all has to
recognize the world for what it is.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Certain people in the United States are driving nails
into this structure of our relationship,
then cutting off the heads.
So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

The day that I was elected to the United States Senate
remains among the most cherished of my life.
- Robert Torricelli

New York has more hermits than will be found in all the forests,
mountains and deserts of the United States.
- Simeon Strunsky

Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy.
And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States.
- Karen Armstrong


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