What is patriotism but love of the good things we ate in our childhood? I have said elsewhere that the loyalty to Uncle Sam is the loyalty to doughnuts and ham and sweet potatoes and the loyalty to the German Vaterland is the loyalty to Pfannkuchen and Christmas Stollen. As for international understanding, I feel that macaroni has done more for our appreciation of Italy than Mussolini... in food, as in death, we feel the essential brotherhood of mankind.
A priest is a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children, who are obliged to call him Uncle.Supposedly an Italian proverb, quoted by Rupert Hart-Davis in a letter dated July 15, 1956; cited from The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters vols. 1 and 2 (London: Murray, 1985) p. 162.
We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil.Gerald Ford, speech to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, West Palm Beach, Florida (January 26, 1974); reported in Congressional Record (February 4, 1974), vol. 120, p. 2044.
Well, I... I think that it... that it wasn't enough to just want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em... and it's that if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard; because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with.[Note: This line is ranked #23 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.]
Daddy, what about Uncle Tommy?Who: Sarah
Uncle Andross! Ahhhhhhh!Who: Andrew Oikonny
What are we doing, Uncle Jack? What's happening? What do you want me to do?Who: Steven Carter
My Uncle was famous for his balanced point of view. At the time of which I am writing (when he was nearly seventy) it had become so balanced, that the act of balancing seemed rather automatic.One had only to offer him an opinion for him to balance it with a counter- opinion of exactly the same weight, as a grocer puts a pound weight against a pound of sugar.Sir Stephen Harold Spender
I have a good eye, Uncle; I can see a church by day-light.Beatrice, scene i
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