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Each of my novels has come from a different place, and the processes are not always entirely conscious. I have lived off and on in America for a number of years and so have accumulated observations, found things interesting, been moved to tell stories about them.

Tags: Place, Tell  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I think I'm ridiculously fortunate. I consider myself a Nigerian - that's home; my sensibility is Nigerian. But I like America, and I like that I can spend time in America.

Tags: Home, Time  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

You have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world.

Tags: Media, Political  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put it to America's sweetheart.

Tags: Hand, Put  ✍ Author: John Agar

Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again.

Tags: Change, Working  ✍ Author: Gianni Agnelli

Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful.

Tags: Europe, Thought  ✍ Author: Giovanni Agnelli

I've been lucky to travel through quite a bit of Europe and Australia, but I would love to do Asia and South America and South Africa.

Tags: Love, Travel  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.

Tags: Business, Job  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model.

Tags: Miss, Trying  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.

Tags: Bad, Wrong  ✍ Author: Roger Ailes

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

Tags: Ignorance, Nature  ✍ Author: John Adams

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.

Tags: Design, Earth  ✍ Author: John Adams

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.

Tags: Office, Year  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Tags: Lose, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

America has tossed its cap over the wall of space.

Tags: Space, Wall  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.

Tags: Battle, Fighting  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

Tags: Miss, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Tags: Between, Country  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.

Tags: Forever, President  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.

Tags: Give, Young  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Tags: After, Perhaps  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.

Tags: Today, Wrong  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan
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Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.

Tags: Abuse, Forget  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

Tags: Change, Great  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too.

Tags: Become, Book  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted.

Tags: Peace, While  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Furthermore, America suffers not only from a lack of standards, but also not infrequently from a confusion or an inversion of standards.

Tags: Confusion, Lack  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill.

Tags: Action, Help  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread funding for federal job training services.

Tags: Cannot, Job  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America.

Tags: Mayo, Mexican  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure.

Tags: Business, Service  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Brazil has a lot of issues that are similar to a lot of countries in Latin America, but the dominant issue Brazil is dealing with is poverty and political corruption.

Tags: Corruption, Political  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

I love it when you have a lull in the day and you turn on the TV and a random movie is on that you either have never seen or haven't seen in years. Like 'Coming to America' or 'Misery' or 'Moonstruck.'

Tags: Love, Movie  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

Metal is still the biggest music now in America.

Tags: Metal, Music  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

America gets rock stars a little more than Canada does.

Tags: Rock, Stars  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

Immigration in America is a highly polarized issue and there are passionate views on both sides.

Tags: Both, Passionate  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment.

Tags: Jobs, Number  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories.

Tags: History, War  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that.

Tags: Enough, Great  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too.

Tags: Countries, Devil  ✍ Author: Josephine Baker

I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad.

Tags: Coffee, Mad  ✍ Author: Josephine Baker

In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.

Tags: Masses, Opiate  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

In America nothing dies easier than tradition.

Tags: Easier, Tradition  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.

Tags: Music, Tell  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

We can't allow, in my perception, our traditions, which in the Bible are really looked down upon, to stop, literally, the potential of the gospel reaching the youth of America.

Tags: Stop, Youth  ✍ Author: Stephen Baldwin

Beauty is in the strangest places. A piece of garbage floating in the wind. And that beauty exists in America. It exists everywhere. You have to develop an eye for it and be able to see it.

Tags: Able, Beauty  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Slavery in West Africa, and in Rome and in the Mediterranean, was something different than slavery in America.

Tags: Africa, Slavery  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

There was a uniqueness to the American case of slavery. 10 million people, a conservative estimate, were brought to America... hundreds of people were set up in work camps, and hereditary-forced labor was put in place. That's a very different thing than the personal slavery that existed elsewhere.

Tags: Put, Work  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Until 1956, America treated Israel not much differently from other friendly states.

Tags: Friendly, Until  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

In spite of all this noise, customers are still definitely buying in North America, and they're really, really buying internationally.

Tags: Definitely, Spite  ✍ Author: Mario Balotelli

I've given no thought to moving to America at all.

Tags: Moving, Thought  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.

Tags: Humor, Love  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

I'm not such a big star. I am just a little planet. In Spain, people don't put so much attention on the star system. But here in America, I can feel it. Mostly, people are very, very nice. But there are also a bunch of fanatics behind the stars.

Tags: Nice, Put  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

I did my first movie, 'The Mambo Kings,' in America without speaking the language. I learned the lines phonetically. I had an interpreter actually just to understand directions from my director.

Tags: Learned, Understand  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

When kids can't afford to see it anymore maybe we'll have a whole resurgence of garage bands all over America and this New Wave thing will start to mean something on a grass roots level.

Tags: Mean, Start  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.

Tags: Country, Lifetime  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

It's never paid to bet against America. We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride.

Tags: Against, Paid  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

Tags: Force, Freedom  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

The popular song is America's greatest ambassador.

Tags: Greatest, Song  ✍ Author: Sammy Cahn

I honestly believe that there's an element in this country, in our politics, that does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination for the Republican party, and does not want me to succeed at becoming President of the United States of America.

Tags: Country, Politics  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Most of the ancestors that I can trace were born here in the United States of America. And then it goes back to slavery. And I'm sure my ancestors go all the way back to Africa, but I feel more of an affinity for America than I do for Africa. I'm a black man in America.

Tags: Black, Here  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

We as voters, have long hoped that we would get a businessman instead of a politician in order to help fix America's problems. Well, I am that businessman.

Tags: Help, Problems  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Stupid people are ruining America.

Tags: Ruining, Stupid  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Let me tell you what the Cain Doctrine would be, as it relates to Israel if I were president. You mess with Israel, you are messing with the United States of America!

Tags: President, Tell  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.

Tags: After, Movies  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

I wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans.

Tags: Film, Love  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

Alfie was the first time I was above the title; the first time I became a star in America.

Tags: Star, Time  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

Much of what we see in America, what most people feel has been progress and good things, have been brought about by the existence of third parties.

Tags: Good, Progress  ✍ Author: Peter Camejo

Yes, America must do the right thing, but to provide moral leadership, America must do it in the right way, too.

Tags: Leadership, Moral  ✍ Author: David Cameron

Competitiveness demands flexibility, choice and openness - or Europe will fetch up in a no-man's land between the rising economies of Asia and market-driven North America.

Tags: Between, Choice  ✍ Author: David Cameron

Everything in life has a price on it - there ain't a damn thing free in America, and football has got a price on it.

Tags: Football, Life  ✍ Author: Earl Campbell

I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate, Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.

Tags: Good, Said  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Because of the increase in life longevity, America can now assume that at any given time three, and perhaps four, former presidents will still be alive, even when the current president is occupying the White House.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

If America is too arrogant, too prideful to repent, it's not the kind of country that God wants it to be.

Tags: Country, God  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

I applaud the growing commitment of Evangelicals to the needs of the poor and oppressed in urban America.

Tags: Growing, Poor  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

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: American, Here  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

The Export-Import Bank is one of the most important tools America has to create jobs.

Tags: Create, Jobs  ✍ Author: Maria Cantwell

I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America.

Tags: Guy, Strong  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

In America today, the percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight is more than double what it was in the early 1970s.

Tags: Children, Today  ✍ Author: Lois Capps

Drilling in the refuge will not solve America's energy problem. The Energy Department's own figures show that drilling would not change gas prices by more than a penny a gallon, and this would be 20 years from now.

Tags: Change, Problem  ✍ Author: Lois Capps

Scholarships that allow students to get a good education are important, but first we want to measure the progress that the schools are teaching our students, we want to hold them accountable for the progress, we want to hold the schools accountable for teaching the young people in America.

Tags: Education, Good  ✍ Author: Andrew Card

I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war.

Tags: Government, War  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America, and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now.

Tags: Problems, Rise  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

Vegas is everything that's right with America. You can do whatever you want, 24 hours a day. They've effectively legalized everything there.

Tags: Hours, Whatever  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

And I hope America will realise, as the only superpower now, it really must use its power in a way that's going to build up the world, and to support the United Nations.

Tags: Hope, Power  ✍ Author: George Carey

We must get back to a very strong Christianity... Christianity shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.

Tags: Great, Strong  ✍ Author: George Carey

When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat.

Tags: Born, Show  ✍ Author: George Carlin

I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.

Tags: Jesus, President  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

The glamour of it all! New York! America!

Tags: Glamour, York  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

The business of America is business.

Tags: Business  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing 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.

Tags: May, Mistakes  ✍ Author: e. e. cummings

This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.

Tags: Point, United  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

'War on terror' is a misnomer. It would be like calling America's involvement in World War II a 'war on kamikazism.' Terrorism, like kamikazism, is a tactic.

Tags: Terrorism, War  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

America is simultaneously the most attractive and most repulsive place on the planet. It is most loved and most hated.

Tags: Loved, Place  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

We have to face it: in America today the way to have fun and celebrate is to break a store window and take something. That's the way it is, today in America, and we have to accept it.

Tags: Fun, Today  ✍ Author: Richard J. Daley

I'm a big traveler these days. I was in Hong Kong. I live there. I was just in Belgium with my parents and now I'm on my way to North America. You will find me all over.

Tags: Big, Parents  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

I came to America with a dream and I made it. The dream became reality. America is built for success.

Tags: Reality, Success  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

Every African-American I know has two faces. There's the face that we have for ourselves and the face we put on for white America for the places we have to get to.

Tags: Face, Put  ✍ Author: Lee Daniels
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