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Nothing gives us greater pride than the importance of India's scientific and engineering colleges, or the army of Indian scientists at organizations such as Microsoft and NASA. Our temples are not the god-encrusted shrines of Varanasi, but Western scientific institutions like Caltech and MIT, and magazines like 'Nature' and 'Scientific American.'

Tags: Nature, Pride  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

I'm sure I can make a movie that doesn't feel like a seventies movie! But the truth is, that's my favorite era in American filmmaking. To me, those were the great years.

Tags: Great, Truth  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.

Tags: Choice, Politics  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

So I'm not really quite sure what Landis' plans were to make another one. The American Werewolf in Paris was a completely separate story.

Tags: Another, Sure  ✍ Author: Jenny Agutter

I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old.

Tags: Old, Point  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.

Tags: True, Wise  ✍ Author: George D. Aiken

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.

Tags: Read, Society  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.

Tags: Child, Happy  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.

Tags: Congress, Except  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.

Tags: Mind, Principle  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her. The tone I tried to convey in the letter is, look, you are a part of a great American historical process.

Tags: Great, Her  ✍ Author: Bruce Babbitt

If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying.

Tags: Impressive, Less  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner.

Tags: Process, Rights  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Products made in China are cheap through the exploitation of the workforce. Every time we shop, we are driving the nail further into the coffin of American manufacturing jobs.

Tags: Jobs, Time  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

American families be warned, if the White House doesn't send your jobs overseas, they'll send your kids.

Tags: House, Kids  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

What I want to do is to make sure that we fully repeal Obamacare. This will be one of the largest spending initiatives we will ever see in our country. And also, it will take away choice from the American people.

Tags: Away, Country  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

Most illegals are without health insurance, and when these workers need emergency healthcare, the American taxpayer gets stuck with the bill.

Tags: Health, Workers  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years.

Tags: Last, True  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue.

Tags: Death, Nation  ✍ Author: Brian Baird

I love watching American League games, you know what I mean?

Tags: Love, Mean  ✍ Author: Dusty Baker

I think the American government is now the most corrupt government in the world.

Tags: Corrupt, Government  ✍ Author: Ginger Baker

It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.

Tags: Law, Life  ✍ Author: Russell Baker
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Journalism talk is part of the nonstop background noise of American life.

Tags: Life, Talk  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

The American press has the blues. Too many authorities have assured it that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are in ruins.

Tags: Days, Good  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

American foreign policy had still not recovered from its victory over communism when George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice took over at the White House in 2001.

Tags: House, Victory  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

I also got a chance to go to the American Museum in New York, which helped my interest.

Tags: Chance, Interest  ✍ Author: Robert T. Bakker

The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.

Tags: Happen, Tell  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards.

Tags: Kids, Wanted  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

The realization of a sustainable economic development strategy for Maine's Native American communities has always been a priority and a critical element of my administration's overall economic development strategy.

Tags: Economic, Priority  ✍ Author: John Baldacci

The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.

Tags: History, Making  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

Before the American Revolution there were frequent slave uprisings, and a lot of people would run away.

Tags: Away, Revolution  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore.

Tags: Means, Society  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.

Tags: Audience, Help  ✍ Author: Tallulah Bankhead

I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese.

Tags: Future, Looking  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.

Tags: Humor, Leaving  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Alien - an American sovereign in his probationary state.

Tags: Alien, State  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

Tags: Country, Politics  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of - of American capitalism.

Tags: Actually, Getting  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor.

Tags: Emperor, Rather  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

I am an American. Black. Conservative. I don't use African-American, because I'm American, I'm black and I'm conservative. I don't like people trying to label me. African- American is socially acceptable for some people, but I am not some people.

Tags: Black, Trying  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

We're a staple in the American music culture. Like us or not, we're here to stay.

Tags: Here, Music  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

I prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop.

Tags: Dirty, Quiet  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

The American cinema in general always made stories about working-class people; the British rarely did. Any person with my working-class background would be a villain or a comic cipher, usually badly played, and with a rotten accent. There weren't a lot of guys in England for me to look up to.

Tags: General, Guys  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

The people that go on 'American Idol' do want some recognition and fame.

Tags: Fame, Idol  ✍ Author: Kimberly Caldwell

I'm a huge fan of Jessica Lange and 'American Horror Story.' I would love to work with her. She's been one of my favorite actresses for a while.

Tags: Love, Work  ✍ Author: Anna Camp

We, in our Province, are beginning to realize and appreciate that our slowness in keeping up with our North American neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise.

Tags: Blessing, May  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture.

Tags: Change, Past  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

The president, just as any other American, deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer.

Tags: Him, Legal  ✍ Author: Ben Nighthorse Campbell

For 'King Cole's American Salvage,' I rode around in the wrecker with a local driver and watched him deal with customers and hook up the cars. I watched the guy who tore apart the cars in the junkyard. I also wrote poems about those guys. I loved hanging around the yard.

Tags: Him, Loved  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

Religion, for better or for worse, has been politicized in blatant ways that have seldom been equaled in American elections.

Tags: Religion, Ways  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

American men are more open, they are readier to express their emotions, but they also get frightened easily. Italians are used to drama. For us, arguing, shouting is perfectly normal - for them it is inconceivable.

Tags: Men, Used  ✍ Author: Elisabetta Canalis

I would rather do really good French films than 'American Pie.'

Tags: Good, Rather  ✍ Author: Guillaume Canet

The American people are not anti-immigrant. We are concerned about the lack of coherence in our immigration policy and enforcement.

Tags: Concerned, Lack  ✍ Author: Chris Cannon

Right now, I'm as single as a slice of American cheese.

Tags: Dating, Single  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

What this bill says is it reiterates again the deadline, and that the Senate should act before the deadline, and that's what the American people are expecting.

Tags: Act, Again  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

I am hopeful for the American people that we can actually improve the outlook for bringing down costs in health care.

Tags: Care, Health  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

The American people elected us here to cut spending so we can create an environment for jobs in America. The House has acted. We have demonstrated that we want to see spending, discretionary spending, brought down to levels of 2008. We've seen no counteraction. We have seen no position that has been expressed by the other side at all.

Tags: America, Here  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.

Tags: Run, Stay  ✍ Author: Al Capone

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Tags: Both, Great  ✍ Author: Al Capone

I want to thank the efforts of the American Public Health Association and its 200-plus partners who have organized events around the Nation that serve to raise everyone's awareness of the need to improve public health.

Tags: Everyone, Health  ✍ Author: Lois Capps

On 'American Gladiators,' I got to pummel a lot of people off a pyramid with a giant Q-tip. It was so much fun to wrestle people with no risk of getting knocked out or choked out.

Tags: Fun, Off  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way.

Tags: Compromise, Healthy  ✍ Author: Donald L. Carcieri

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.

Tags: Real, Wrong  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.

Tags: After, Business  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.

Tags: Earth, Proud  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.

Tags: Father, Him  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history.

Tags: History, President  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

I'm completely Americanized - I have an American accent, an American wife - but a residue of me is foreign.

Tags: Foreign, Wife  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

Iraq is part of a legitimate American effort not to have democracy everywhere but to have democracy somewhere.

Tags: Democracy, Effort  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

There is a real hunger for information about Obama and a sense that information is not being covered or, in some cases, even being withheld. There is a sense that there are elements of the media that are protective of Obama, that they would rather block a story that is embarassing about Obama than let the American public decide.

Tags: Real, Sense  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

I have no doubt that 'On the Road' is a Great American Novel. But I'm also certain my students will do fine without it.

Tags: Doubt, Great  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

An important and fundamental premise of the American judicial system is the presumption of innocence, that is until proven guilty.

Tags: Guilty, Until  ✍ Author: DMX

There is no question of the benefits that opening a market of a billion people will bring to American businesses. But as I said last year, this will test China and the world trade system.

Tags: Last, Said  ✍ Author: William M. Daley

European fisheries are a disaster. The American fisheries are well-kept.

Tags: Disaster, European  ✍ Author: Roger Daltrey

I think the American electorate should work a little harder at getting informed. That includes hearing, truly listening, to what the other side is saying. Whether you're left or right.

Tags: Saying, Work  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

To compel the nation with challenge the traditional American doctrine of freedom of the seas, every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.

Tags: Challenge, Freedom  ✍ Author: Josephus Daniels

I was always intrigued with European cinema, and hated most American cinema. I didn't like the one, two, three - boom! style, with a neat and tidy ending. That was never my scene.

Tags: Style, Three  ✍ Author: Lee Daniels

The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.

Tags: Failure, Future  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

The Rockwell magazine cover was more a part of the American reality than a record of it.

Tags: Cover, Reality  ✍ Author: Edwidge Danticat

Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle.

Tags: Divided, Leadership  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

The lunch in a normal American restaurant is very problematic for me. I don't like to have hot food for lunch.

Tags: Food, Hot  ✍ Author: Larry David

Much of what we consider the American way of life is rooted in the period of remarkably broad, shared economic growth, from around 1900 to about 1978.

Tags: Growth, Life  ✍ Author: Thayer David

I'm not one of these people who say how much better American drama is than English. I find it mostly too American, except for The Sopranos, which I think is the best thing.

Tags: Best, English  ✍ Author: Andrew Davies

Astronauts have been stuck in low-Earth orbit, boldly going nowhere. American attempts to kick-start a new phase of lunar exploration have stalled amid the realisation that NASA's budget is too small for the job.

Tags: Job, Small  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.

Tags: Architecture, Living  ✍ Author: Alexander Jackson Davis

For years, we've grown dependant on American consumers as the world's spenders of last resort. They've kept Europe out of recession, allowed China to industrialise, and prevented global deflation. But at the same time, they've not been looking after their own futures.

Tags: After, Time  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.

Tags: Grateful, Soldier  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

The question really is how do we get Embassy Officers into the minds of the American business community. That is a much more difficult task than understanding a statistical matrix.

Tags: Business, Difficult  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

As an undergraduate I majored in British and American literature at Rice University.

Tags: Literature, University  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

Cynicism and naivety lie cheek by jowl in the American imagination; if the United States is one of the most venal nations on Earth, it is also one of the most earnestly idealistic.

Tags: Earth, Lie  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity.

Tags: Poverty, Simplicity  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church.

Tags: Religion, War  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

The logical man must either deny all miracles or none, and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps, in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old.

Tags: Hero, Old  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.

Tags: Greatest, President  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

I'm not maximized yet.

Tags: Goal, Win  ✍ Author: Ashton Eaton

I think the composer and production staff of an opera have a real responsibility to use visual elements of all kinds to make clear to the American audience, at any rate, exactly what is going on.

Tags: Audience, Real  ✍ Author: John Eaton

No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government.

Tags: Government, Soldier  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

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.

Tags: Movies, Society  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

The buried code of many American films has become: If I kill you, I have won and you have lost. The instinctive ethical code of traditional Hollywood, the code by which characters like James Stewart, John Wayne and Henry Fonda lived, has been lost.

Tags: Become, Lost  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

The standardized American is largely a myth created not least by Americans themselves.

Tags: Myth, Themselves  ✍ Author: Irwin Edman
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