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Don McLean Quotes and Sayings

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American Pie speaks to the loss that we feel.
That's why that song has found the niche that it has.
- Don McLean

People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity.
Of course I did.
I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements.
The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time.
- Don McLean

In a sense, 'American Pie' was a very despairing song
but it can also be seen as very hopeful.
- Don McLean

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 PHOTO

 

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've always been a big fan of Bill Paxton,
and I met him at the American Pie premiere.
- Shane West

The American patriots of today continue the tradition
of the long line of patriots before them,
by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world.
- John Linder

There is no excuse for this administration shielding
information about Iraq and the fact that we have great
difficulties there from the American people.
- Jay Inslee

I think we just need to stick to our knitting on the
topics and the subjects the American people care about.
- Sam Brownback

Things happen in American politics in the political center.
If the President will meet us in the center,
there are things we can accomplish.
- Mitch McConnell

The American people must not buy into the Democrat rhetoric.
- Virginia Foxx

Most of the time I spent in America,
I was having a love affair with some American or other.
I was just passing through but stayed because of these chaps.
- Julie Christie

I am an American.
I love this country.
- Paul Tsongas

Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians
in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate
sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.
- Sean Penn

And so there are so many good things going on all across
Iraq and unfortunately that's not what the American
people see on TV or they don't read a lot about it in the newspapers.
- Donald Evans

We went to see all the shows.
American musical theater and jazz were very big.
- Carly Simon

The early American arrived at a land of which he knew nothing.
- Francis Parker Yockey

No matter what happens, we couldn't let people say
Asian-American actors can't act.
- Mako

The death tax punishes the American dream -
making it virtually impossible for the average American
family to build wealth across generations.
- Kit Bond

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom.
I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien,
and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids,
and that was Wizards.
- Ralph Bakshi

I think the women - Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Erykah
Badu - are doing new conceptual things and using their
voices to create new American music.
- Boz Scaggs

I hereby accuse the North American empire of being
the biggest menace to our planet.
- Hugo Chavez

The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American
and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency
and helping put that country back together after decades of repression.
- Ike Skelton

It's a fantastic review.
Sixty percent of the American reviews are sensational,
20% are mixed, not so good.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Ray Charles, in his own way, it's like at the beginning,
Ray Charles changed American music, not once but twice.
- Taylor Hackford

Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
- William Dean Howells

I love thinking about American history,
thinking about LA history.
I love brooding on crime.
- James Ellroy

I would sooner play in a good British picture than
in the majority of American pictures I have seen.
- Glynis Johns

The President is not squaring with the American people
as to the seriousness of our nation's fiscal condition.
It is time for people to stand up and tell the truth.
- Kent Conrad

Yes, I do agree we need health care reform;
however,
this bill badly misses the mark.
Congress can and must do better for the American people.
- John Mica

The whole Indian thing, I always say it's really the American holocaust.
It's something we need to look at.
- Skeet Ulrich

It appears that the present-day form of African American
English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery,
but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
- William Labov

The Christians had a better chance against the lions
than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.
- Ed Markey

The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background.
- Edith Wharton

When I see the American flag, I go, 'Oh my God,
you're insulting me.'
- Janeane Garofalo


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