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Most Americans pay lip service to the idea of freedom, but can't handle real freedom.
People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
Americans have decided to be stupid and shallow since 1980.
I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think. They think big.
In 1945, the world was in a shambles. American companies had no competition. So nobody really thought much about quality. Why should they? The world bought everything America produced. It was a prescription for disaster.
W. Edwards Deming
I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.
Voting is a civic sacrament - the highest responsibility we have as Americans.
Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it's a tradition to put your plaques and photographs and awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom. I don't know why.
I don't watch 'American Idol.' I don't watch any of that stuff.
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.
I don't understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets.
Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people.
There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something.
I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.
In Afghanistan, there is a plan to build democracy; hundreds of thousands of troops are protecting it. There is a plan to rebuild and reconstruct there. But many thousands of Americans die from violence and poverty every year and we don't have a plan for reconstruction at home.
Our military doesn't defend our American people. Our military is the strong-arm muscle of corporations.
The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
Daniel J. Boorstin
One of my favorite modern American authors is Denis Johnson. I'm deeply inspired by all of his work - I rip him off constantly.
One of the main things about Cockney is, you speak at twice the speed as Americans. Americans speak very slow.
I think the NRA, they got it half-right when they say, 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people.' I change it to, 'Guns don't kill people, Americans kill people.'
If anything, I don't have to convince the American public that we have a broken health-care system. I think the majority of Americans since they have to go through that health-care system, already know it.
I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American.
Americans are the most generous country on the planet. I've worked in Europe, I've worked in Australia. There is no where else where you get absolutely no attitude for being a foreigner. If you do your job well, they embrace you.
The people we elect aren't bipartisan. The American public is bipartisan.
We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
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