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Paul Fussell Quotes and Sayings

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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

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The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch,
the lower the class.
- Paul Fussell

I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
- Paul Fussell

The worst thing about war was the sitting around and
wondering what you were doing morally.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites
didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across
most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003.
- Juan Cole

Preserving parks and open spaces is a winner because
it doesn't need to be explained to everyday Americans.
- Frank Luntz

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

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

Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental
improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of
keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
- Ernest Dimnet

One in seven Americans, including more than 8 million children,
does not have even basic healthcare coverage.
- Dave Reichert

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

America's Older Americans add great value to our Nation.
- Paul Sarbanes

With the help of dedicated Americans from our party,
every party, and no party at all, I intend to mount
that stairway to preach peace for our nation and world.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over,
it is important that all Americans continue in this
dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation.
- Jo Bonner

If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make
a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
- Luther H. Hodges

The bottom line is that five million low-income Americans
working full time for minimum wage,
deserve a raise.
- Jim Clyburn

A poll earlier this year showed that 42 per cent of
Americans believe we're in the End Times.
- Andrew Denton

These are challenging times for all Americans.
We face the specter of war abroad and a steady stream
of bad economic news at home.
- Robert Matsui

Americans have long recognized the need to protect
our public lands and their vast resources.
- Barbara Boxer

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both
to preserve the traditional definition of marriage
and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
- Mitt Romney

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

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

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

Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer
to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day.
- Joe Baca

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

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

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for
his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence
that changed this nation -
and world -
for the better.
- Eliot Engel

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
- Andrew Jackson

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would
rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The Americans have always been food,
sex,
and spirit revivalists.
- Edward Dahlberg

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

The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time,
even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps
to a majority of Americans.
- Howard Fineman

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

The Constitution, as originally drawn,
made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre
considered equal members of society.
- Constance Baker Motley

This is my first opportunity to visit this part of North Africa,
so I am going to be able to go back home and talk about
this beautiful country and encourage Americans to travel here.
- Donald Evans

The English are polite by telling lies.
The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means
left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country,
the colonies will submit.
- George III

Sadly, the President's budget proposal for the upcoming
year once again puts cutting taxes for the wealthiest
Americans over addressing our country's severe fiscal problems.
- Carl Levin

If the English want a king, it is their business.
If the Russians want communism, it is their business.
If the Americans want our form of government,
it is our business.
- Julius Rosenberg

I predict future happiness for Americans
if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion,
and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience,
no matter what religion or color of their skin,
or situation in life.
- Pete Seeger

It is not new or unusual for the real Americans,
meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago,
to fear the outsiders, the pretenders,
the newcomers.
- Luis Gutierrez

The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic
of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them,
with others.
- Jose Saramago

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

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

Every day more Americans watch their jobs being shipped overseas.
- Jerry Costello

I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women:
they understand each other worse,
and it matters less, than either of them suppose.
- Randall Jarrell

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

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

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

I think race has been a burden for black Americans.
Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many
people do not understand Islam.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

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

It's wrong to put the drug lobby's interests ahead of older Americans.
- John B. Larson

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity.
Prosperity is what is doing us in.
- James Reston

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

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

Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and
Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
None were ever found.
- John Olver

I fully recognize and appreciate the many substantial
contributions of black Americans and other minorities
to the creation and preservation and development of our great nation.
- Strom Thurmond

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 appreciate the way our friends around the
world are sticking by us,
and we all hope for their continued support in what's
going to be some very trying times.
- Joe Lando


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