Soy el cantor deAme rica auto ctono y salvaje; mi lira tiene un alma, mi canto un ideal. Mi verso no se mece colgado de un ramaje con un vaive n pausado de hamaca tropical. I am the aboriginal and savage singer of America; my lyre has a soul, my song has an ideal. My poetry does not swing from the branches with the slow movement of a tropical hammock.1906 Alma Ame rica,'Blaso n' (translated as'Blazon',1935).
I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.Henry Valentine Miller: 1936 Black Spring,'Third or Fourth Day of Spring'.
I've come to thinkof Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.Don DeLillo: 1982 Owen Brademas. The Names, ch.1.
America is the only country in history that miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to decadence without the usual interval of civilization.Georges Clemenceau: Attributed. This has also been attributed to George Bernard Shaw.
If you're going to America, bring your own food.Fran(ces Ann) Lebowitz: 1981Social Studies,'Fran Lebowitz's Travel Hints'.
America came up with the idea of therapeutic avant- gardism, and built museums in its name. These temples stood on two pillars. The first was aestheticism The second was the familiar one of social benefit.Robert Studley Forrest Hughes: 1994 Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America.
America cannot be an ostrich, with its head in the sand.(thomas) woodrow wilson: 1916 Speech, New Mexico,1 Feb.
La visio n de una Ame rica deslatinizada por propia voluntad, sin la extorsio n de la conquista, y regenerada luego a imagen y semejanza del arquetipo del Norte, flota ya sobre los suen os de muchos sinceros interesados por nuestro porvenir Tenemos nuestra nordoman|a. Es necesario oponerle los l|mites que la razo n y el sentimiento sen alan. The vision of an America de-Latinized of its own will, without threat of conquest, and reconstituted in the image and likeness of the North, now looms in the nightmares of many who are genuinely concerned about our future We have our USA-mania. It must be limited by the boundaries our reason and sentiment jointly dictate.1900 Ariel (translated1922), pt.5.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.Erica ne e Mann Jong: 1977 How To SaveYour Own Life.
O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed Hisgrace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.1893 'America the Beautiful', opening lines.
Early in life,Duveennoticed that Europe had plenty of art and America had plenty of money, and his entire astonishing career was the product of that simple observation.1952 Duveen, ch.1. Joseph Duveen was a highly successful US art dealer.
When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned.king, martin luther, jr.: 1963 Speech at the Lincoln Memorial, 28 Aug, during the March on Washington.
America hasjust passedthroughan eight-yearcoma in which slogans were confused with solutions and rhetoric passed for reality.Bentsen, Lloyd Millard,Jr: 1988 Recalling the Reagan administration as he accepted the Democratic nomination for Vice-President, 21 Jul.
America has mitigated poverty by massively increasing pauperism.1995 'Damned Statistics', in theWall StreetJournal, 27 Jul.
Clothes make the poor invisible too: America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.Michael Harrington: 1962 The Other America: Poverty in the United States, ch.1.
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.Allen Ginsberg: 1956 Howl and Other Poems,'America'.
America is a country of young men.RalphWaldo Emerson: 1870 Society and Solitude,'Old Age'.
America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestantswho live inthe center, inthe serene eye of the big wind.Norman Kingsley Mailer: 1959 Advertisements for Myself,'Advertisement for ''Games and Ends'''.
All America is an insane asylum.Ezra Loomis Pound: Quoted in Patricia C Willis (ed) The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore (1986).
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.John Hoyer Updike: 1980 Problems,'How to Love America and Leave It at the Same Time'.
America is God's Crucible, the great Melting Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming God is making the American.Israel Zangwill: 1908 The Melting Pot.
At last America is in my view; a dreary waste of white barren sand, and melancholy, nodding pines. In the course of many miles, no cheerful cottage has blest my eyes. All seems dreary, savage and desert; and was it for this such sums of money, such streams of British blood have been lavished away? Oh, thou dear land, how dearly hast thou purchased this habitation for bears and wolves. Dearly has it been purchased, and at a price far dearer still it will be kept. My heart dies within me, while I view it.c.1776 On her first sight of the country around Cape Fear. Journal of a Lady of Quality; BeingtheNarrative of aJourney from Scotland to theWest Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the years1774 to1776.
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines, and Populace; and America is just ourselves, with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.Matthew Arnold: 1869 Culture and Anarchy, preface.
America is now wholly given over to a dd mob of scribbling women.Nathaniel Hawthorne: 1855 Quoted in Caroline Ticknor Hawthorne and His Publisher (1913).
America is deeply rooted in Negro culture: its colloquialisms, its humour, its music.How ironic that the Negro, who more than any other people can claim America's culture as his own, is being persecuted and repressed, that the Negro, who has exemplified the humanities in his very existence, is being rewarded with inhumanity.1958 Statement on sleeve of Freedom Suite.