The second day of July1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. It ought to be solemnised with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the otherfrom this time forward, for ever more.
Four and twenty Yankees, feeling very dry, Went across the border to get a drink of rye. When the rye was opened, theYanks began to sing, 'God bless America, but God save the King!'
Let's get America moving again.
It's morning again in America.
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines, and Populace; and America is just ourselves, with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
Possibly the symbol for America is the Frontier The corresponding symbol for England is the Island The central symbol for Canadais undoubtedly Survival, la Survivance.
America, thou half-brother of the world; With something good and bad of every land.
It seems to be typical of life in America, where opportunities, real and fancied, are thicker than anywhere else on the globe, that the second generation has no time to talk to the first.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
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.
My name is Behan, Brendan Behan, after Saint Brendan, who got into one of our little Irish boats called a curragh one day in the sixth century and sailed across the Atlantic and found America, and when he'd found it, like a sensiblemanheturned around and sailed back and left it where it fuckin' well was.
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.
I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture.
In America there are two classes of travelfirst class, and with children.
America hasjust passedthroughan eight-yearcoma in which slogans were confused with solutions and rhetoric passed for reality.
Our special task, as French Canadians, is to insert into America the spirit of Christian France.
There is nothing left to envyabout America.
Nothing less will content me, than wholeAmerica.
This cuisine here in America was certainly on a par with French cuisine.
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.
America is the only country in history that miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to decadence without the usual interval of civilization.
I have had a drill to the tooth of America for the last two years.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself while looking out for your country.
In England, the system is benign and the people are hostile. In America, the people are friendlyand the system is brutal!
The tall, impossibly tall, incomparably tall, city shoulderingly upwards into hard sunlight leaned a little through the octaves of its parallel edges, leaningly strode upwards into firm, hard, snowy sunlight; the noises of America nearingly throbbed with smokes and hurrying dots which are men and which are women and which are things new and curious and hard and strange and vibrant and immense, lifting with a great ondulous stride firmly into immortal sunlight
'next to of course god america i love you land of the pilgrims'and so forth oh say can you see by the dawn's early my country 'tis of centuries come and go and are no more what of it we should worry in every language even deafanddumb they sons acclaim you glorious name by gorry by jingo by gee by gosh by gum
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has cummings thoroughly and perfectlyannihilated by that vast and painful process of Unthinking which may result in a minutebitof purelypersonal Feeling.Whichminutebit is Art. colossal faults, but onething cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
Si hay poes|a en nuestra Ame rica, ella esta en las cosas viejas: en Palenke y Uatla n, en el indio legendario y el inca sensual y fino y en el gran Moctezuma de la silla de oro. Lo dema s es tuyo, demo crataWaltWhitman. If there is poetry in our America, it is in ancient items: in Palenke and Uatla n, in the legendary Indian and in the sensuous and elegant Inca and the great Moctezuma. The rest is yours, democratic Walt Whitman.
I've come to thinkof Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.
A few professional alienists understood his importance, but to most of the public he appeared as some kind of German sexologist, an exponent of free love who used big words to talk about dirty things. At least a decade would have to pass before Freud would have his revenge and seehisideas beginto destroysex in America forever.
The breasts, the hallmark of our culture.You cannot sell anything in America without the breasts.
License my roving hands, and let them go Before, behind, between, above, below. O my America! my new-found-land, My kingdom, safeliest when with one man manned.
A pesar de que la m|a es historia, no la empezare por el arca de Noe y la genealog|a de sus ascendientes como acostumbraban hacerlo los antiguos historiadores espan oles deAme rica, que deben ser nuestros prototipos. I'm going to tell a true story, but I won't start with Noah's Ark and the genealogy of his forefathers, as is usual among the ancient Spanish historians of America, who we consider our prototypes.
Michael Harringtonwas America's leading socialist; a position, one might have thought, that almost epitomized marginality.
The chief source of economic insecurity in America used to be growing old; now it's being born into or raised in a single-parent family.
America is a country of young men.
Americarather, the United Statesseems to me to be the Jewamong the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm- hearted, overfriendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travellers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile.
What America does best is to understand itself.What it does worst is to understand others.
I can never suppose this country so far lost to all ideas of self-importance as to be willing to grant America independence; if that could ever be adopted, I shall despair of this country being ever preserved froma state George of inferiority, and consequently falling into a very low class among the European states.
Jazz is the result of the energy stored up in America.
America I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
I don't care if it doesn't make a nickel. I just want every man, woman and child in America to see it!
It is clear that both England and America are now to be governed by the mob.
America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
Clothes make the poor invisible too: America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.
America is now wholly given over to a dd mob of scribbling women.
Whoever the last true cowboy in America turns out to be, he's likely to be an Indian. «
We declared war on America and Britain out of Our sincere desire to ensure Japan's self-preservation and the stabilisation of East Asia.
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.
America the beautiful, Let me sing of thee; Burger King and Dairy Queen From sea to shining sea.
I feel displaced when I'm back in America, like a visitor. I feel like if I don't get a cup of tea I'm going to lose my mind.
While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening to empire.
I want every family in America to have a carpet on the floor and a picture on the wall. After bread, you've got to have a picture on the wall.
The Europeans have scarcely visited any coast, but to gratify avarice, and extend corruption; to arrogate dominion without right, and practice cruelty without incentive But there isreason to hopethat the light of the gospel will at last illuminate the sands of Africa, and the deserts of America, though its progress cannot but be slow when it is so much obstructed by the lives of Christians.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
Bodyand soul,Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?
No young American in uniform should ever be held hostage to America's dependence on oil from the Middle East.
Only in America could a Don King happen.
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.
We havecome to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.
What the horses o' Kansas think to-day, the horses of America will think tomorrow; an' Itell you that when the horses of America rise in their might, the day o'the Oppressor is ended. 472
If you're going to America, bring your own food.
How Bush and his junta succeeded in deflecting America's anger from Bin Laden to Saddam Hussein is one of the great public relations conjuring tricks in history.
In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent business man.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
There won't be any revolution in America The people are all too clean.Theyspend all their time changing their shorts and washing themselves.You can't feel fierce and revolutionary in a bathroom.
Let us pick up again these lost strands and weave them again into the fabric of Americasort out the music from the sounds and again respond to the trumpet and the steady drum.
To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a cause that became, politically speaking, a losing cause with the birth of the modern world, is to experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics.
Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort oftheliving room.Vietnamwaslost inthe living rooms of America, not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
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.
In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.
In America all too few blows are struck into flesh.We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that.We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell.
So we thinkof Marilyn who was every man's love affair with America, Marilyn Monroe who was blonde and beautiful and had a sweet little rinky-dink of a voice and all the cleanliness of all the clean American backyards.
The true religion of America has always been America.
If you're bornin Americawith a black skin, you're bornin prison.
The future of America is based on one generation sacrificing for the next.
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.
Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.
Armed with a notebook, ingratiating grin and fine intelligence, he grew to be a most discerning witness of America's most distinctive rite, not just the election but the making of our presidents.
Here, of all her cities, throbbed the true lifethe true power and spirit of America; gigantic, crude with the crudityof youth, disdaining rivalry; saneand healthyand vigorous; brutal in its ambition, arrogant in the new- found knowledge of its giant strength, prodigal of its wealth, infinite in its desires.
I don't think there's another person in America that wants to tell this story as much as I do.
I take to be the central fact to man born in America I spell it large because it comes large here. Large and without mercy.
The best thing about the violence in Northern Ireland is that it's all so ancient and honorable The Irish are in the same terrific position as the Shiites in Lebanon, the peasants in El Salvador, the blacks in America, the Jews in Palestine, the Palestinians in Israel (and everybody everywhere, if you read your history)enough barbarism has been visited on the Irish to excuse all barbarities by the Irish barbarians.
I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty, as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
The spirit that now resists your taxation in America isthe same spirit that established the great fundamental, essential maxim of your libertiesthat no subject of England shall betaxed but byhis ownconsent. The glorious spirit of Whiggismanimates three million in America, who prefer poverty with liberty to gilded chains and sordid affluence; and who will die in defence of their rights as men, as free men.
You cannot conquer America.
All America is an insane asylum.
The mythical Americathat marvellous, heroic, sentimental landwas an object of faith. It challenged you to make the believer's leap over the rude facts at your feet.
Hoo-doo, which in America flowered in New Orleans, was an unorganized religion without ego-games or death worship.
In the springtime of America's cultural life, its itinerant folk artiststook totheroad to record the life and times of a people.Perhaps never again will we have an artistic record created in such direct and unassuming terms.
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.
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.
Yesterday, December 7,1941a date which will live in infamythe United States of America was suddenlyand deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
In America everything goes and nothing matters, while in Europe nothing goes and everything matters.
[Charlton] Heston thinks America should arm its teachers; he seems to believe that schools would be safer if staff had the power to gun down children in their charge.
He meant to gather for America an undreamed-of collection of art so great and complete that a trip to Europe would be superfluous.
In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.
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.
England and America are two countries divided by a common language.
Golf is to Fiji what cricket is to America.
I recalled when I worked in the woods and the bars of Madras,Oregon. That short-haired joy and roughness Americayour stupidity. I could almost love you again.
In the United Statesthere ismorespace wherenobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.
It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look hisneighbour inthe faceand see a mannot a colour.
In America, any boy may become president. I suppose that's just one of the risks that he takes.
America no longer lives behind its great wall. Economically,Genghis Khan has arrived.
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
We are becoming an economic colony. America isup for sale.One percent of Japan's manufacturing base is foreign-owned; 2 per cent of Germany's is; 3 per cent of France's.Ours is18 per cent and growing rapidly.
Everybody in America is so money-hungry. It's like a rat race and even when you win you're still a freaking rat.
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
By the waters of Babylon we sit down and weep, when we think of thee,OAmerica!
Jazzcameto Americathreehundred years ago in chains.
The youth of America istheir oldest tradition.It has been going on now for three hundred years.
America cannot be an ostrich, with its head in the sand.
People call meanidealist.That ishow Iknow that Iaman American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
America has mitigated poverty by massively increasing pauperism.
The boiling, churning caldron of America.
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.
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