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Florence King Quotes and Sayings

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Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -
as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt:
God did it.
- Florence King

In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely
the bee sting of etiquette,
but the snake bite of moral order.
- Florence King

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
- Florence King

Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of
the Western world known as the American mind.
- Florence King

 

Showing up at school already able to read is like showing
up at the undertaker's already embalmed:
people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.
- Florence King

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream,
fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be,
that they're all asleep at the switch.
Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
- Florence King

Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in.
- Florence King

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I'd rather rot on my own floor than be found by a bunch
of bingo players in a nursing home.
- Florence King

He travels fastest who travels alone,
and that goes double for she.
Real feminism is spinsterhood.
- Florence King

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life.
Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit,
so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
- Florence King

American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid
the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage
counselors to interfere between them.
- Florence King

Now the only thing I miss about sex is the cigarette afterward.
Next to the first one in the morning,
it's the best one of all.
It tasted so good that even if I had been frigid I
would have pretended otherwise just to be able to smoke it.
- Florence King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He is not someone who went off to play in Europe and
only a few Americans follow.
He has the potential to be on magazine covers and more newspaper coverage.
- Lamar Hunt

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

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

I like the mentality of the Americans.
It's like when you talk about money.
- Alain Prost

The time is near at hand which must determine whether
Americans are to be free men or slaves.
- George Washington

Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people,
a problem-solving people.
And when given a direction and given a plan,
they'll sign on.
- Henry Cisneros

We did not fight the Americans or the Europeans.
We fight only the Israeli enemy that took our homes and homeland.
- Ahmed Yassin

I know that we're being inexorably taken over by the Americans.
Without a doubt.
I don't mean invaded or anything like that,
just taken over.
By degrees.
- Gordon Lightfoot

Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people
not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments,
and that leads to more fear.
We'll break out of it.
It takes time.
- Warren Buffett

The Americans are optimistic by their nature.
And they are hopeful.
- Chaka Fattah

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures,
for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children,
not grandparents.
- Alan Dundes

Millions of Americans, adults and children,
lack access to dental care.
- Michael K. Simpson

Americans have different ways of saying things.
They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'...
they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git.
- Alexei Sayle

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

Americans are inclined to see the world and foreign
affairs in black and white.
- Richard Kerry

Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
- Dianne Feinstein

More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems:
back taxes,
back rent, back auto payments.
- Robert Orben

More Americans are working today than at any time in history.
- Roger Wicker

As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor
the brave men and women who gave their lives for the
protection of this nation and the hope of peace.
- Dan Lipinski

The goal of re-importation is to provide American consumers
with access to drugs at the world market price -
not the inflated price now paid only by Americans.
- Michael K. Simpson

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

Like many Americans my thoughts and prayers are with the people of London.
My deepest sympathies are extended to those who lost
a loved one in the recent terror attacks.
- Doc Hastings

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

In a polling conducted by the Wall Street Journal,
11 out of 12 Americans said they oppose the taking of private property,
even if it is for public economic good.
- Jim Ryun

For me it is completely clear that our air bases in
Germany would be available to the Americans.
- Helmut Kohl

Baseball has long been a national pastime that many
Americans have cherished.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

Americans need to understand the significance of having
their civil liberties dismantled.
It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners,
it affects us all.
- Bianca Jagger

I was able to do To Sleep with Anger,
a very powerful film about African Americans,
their spirituality, and the things that happened within
a small community and a family.
- Danny Glover

Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
- Jean Baudrillard

Nearly one in ten Americans are still out of work.
And still, the President and Congress are focused on
ramming through their health-care bill,
whatever it takes, whatever the cost.
- Scott Brown

Like Americans, people outside America want fun,
want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism
and calculation that mark the rest of their lives.
- Todd Gitlin

Americans will respect your beliefs if you just keep them private.
- Bill O'Reilly

Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has
a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans.
- Max Baucus

Americans are shy about the body.
I have to remember that when I go there.
- Ana Beatriz Barros

Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent.
They find it kind of cute or something,
with a certain charm.
- Nick Park

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 need never fear their government because
of the advantage of being armed,
which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
- Gouverneur Morris

I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans.
- Irwin Shaw

While most Americans have access to the best oral health care in the world,
low-income children suffer disproportionately from oral disease.
- Michael K. Simpson

Americans...
still believe in an America where anything's possible -
they just don't think their leaders do.
- Barack Obama

In 1900 Americans on average lived for only 49 years
and most working people died still on the job.
- William Greider

We need to educate Americans about the real harms of
marijuana if we want to sustain the gains we've made
over the past three years.
- John Walters

We Americans are a peculiar people.
We are for the underdog, no matter how much of a dog he is.
- Happy Chandler

A number of Americans were used, most often unwillingly,
by North Korea to arm spies with English-speaking skills
so they could target American interests in South Korea and beyond.
- Robert Jenkins

Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans
soon may have to choose between civil liberties and
more intrusive means of protection.
- William S. Cohen

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

We as Americans of Latin descent are just as American
as anyone else of any other descent.
- Esai Morales

Liberal whites are the greatest enemy of African Americans.
- James Meredith

Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature
than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
- Wallace Stevens

There was no race - but to the extent that there was an arms competition,
it was almost entirely on the Soviet side,
first to catch up and then to surpass the Americans.
- Herman Kahn


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