Quotations on Americans

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Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence.
- Bill Maher
(Keywords: American, Americans, Countries, Fantasy, Land, Reality, Violence, Will)

For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves.
- Marya Mannes
(Keywords: Americans, Chance, May)

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious.
- Jacques Maritain
(Keywords: Americans, Thinking)

I think Americans should have a policy of love. That should be the foreign policy, love. Export Love.
- Ziggy Marley
(Keywords: Love, Policy, Americans, Foreign policy)

The biggest problem with American music right now, is that kids don't listen. They come by it honestly, Americans don't listen anyway. When people go to concerts, they say I'm going to see... not, I'm going to hear.
- Branford Marsalis
(Keywords: Music, People, American, Americans, Kids, Now, Right)

It's shortsighted not to view the education of a future generation of Americans as a priority for all Americans.
- Mel Martinez
(Keywords: Education, Americans, Future)

These are challenging times for all Americans. We face the specter of war abroad and a steady stream of bad economic news at home.
- Robert Matsui
(Keywords: Home, War, Americans, News)

Sporting goods sales have suffered because Americans have become too sedentary.
- Mike May
(Keywords: Americans, Sales)

I live in Italy part time, and they're obsessed with what's happening in LA too. They make fun of Americans, but the world wants to know what's going on in Hollywood.
- Debi Mazar
(Keywords: Time, Americans, Fun, Hollywood, Italy, World)

The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans.
- Christa McAuliffe
(Keywords: Experience, Travel, Americans, Excitement, President, Space)

We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level. In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason.
- Barry McCaffrey
(Keywords: People, Americans, Reason, State, Today, Years)

Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We're Americans. We're Americans, and we'll never surrender. They will.
- John McCain
(Keywords: Americans, Fight, President, Surrender, Will, Yield)

The bill that job creators and out-of-work Americans need us to pass is the one that ensures taxes won't go up - one that says Americans and small-business owners won't get hit with more bad news at the end of the year.
- Mitch McConnell
(Keywords: Americans, End, Job, News, Taxes)

Americans don't think we should be raising taxes on anybody, especially in the middle of a recession.
- Mitch McConnell
(Keywords: Americans, Taxes)

After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn't ask for and which we couldn't afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs.
- Mitch McConnell
(Keywords: Business, Money, Americans, Debt, Jobs, Leaders, Majority)

But beyond the hysteria of phantom death panels, where is the abomination? Show me the provisions that will hurt consumers, because if you think a $110 billion a year tax break for working-class Americans to buy private health insurance is a government takeover, I welcome the debate.
- Jim McDermott
(Keywords: Death, Government, Health, Americans, Debate, Tax, Hurt, Will)

If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.
- Phil McGraw
(Keywords: Marriage, Abortion, Americans, Country, Gay, Research)

But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges the Postal Service of the 21st century faces, it still retains its traditional place as a key cog in how American businesses conduct their affairs and how Americans all across this land communicate.
- John M. McHugh
(Keywords: American, Americans, Faces, Fact, Key, Land, Service)

Americans have an expectation that the Postal Service will abide by its well-known, although unofficial, motto - a commitment to deliver.
- John McHugh
(Keywords: Americans, Commitment, Expectation, Service, Will)

Now that this legislation has passed the House, I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference, where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make this postal reform reality - for the Postal Service and for all Americans.
- John McHugh
(Keywords: Americans, Legislation, Now, Reality, Reform, Senate, Service, Vote, Will)

All Americans need a sense of place. That's what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about.
- Ed McMahon
(Keywords: Americans, Caring, Sense, Worth)

Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
- Larry McMurtry
(Keywords: Americans, Direction, Ignorance)

Americans don't want cowboys to be gay.
- Larry McMurtry
(Keywords: Americans, Cowboys, Gay, Want)

The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected by the devastating hurricanes, and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate share of the burden in Iraq.
- Marty Meehan
(Keywords: Americans, Burden, Iraq)

At the same time, Republicans are pushing a $70 billion tax package that will overwhelmingly benefit the most wealthy Americans and actually increases the deficit by $16 billion.
- Marty Meehan
(Keywords: Time, Americans, Tax, Republicans, Will)

Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the House but also the Senate has asked the President for a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can bring families together in the very near future.
- Kendrick Meek
(Keywords: Americans, Democrats, Future, Iraq, President, Senate, Troops)

Why shouldn't future generations and young Americans have the choice to earn a higher rate of return? Why shouldn't they be able to own their own Social Security so that Congress can't spend it on other things?
- Ken Mehlman
(Keywords: Americans, Choice, Congress, Future, Generations, Security)

While countless Americans are pulling together to lend a helping hand, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pointing fingers in a shameless effort to tear us apart.
- Ken Mehlman
(Keywords: Americans, Effort)

Liberal whites are the greatest enemy of African Americans.
- James Meredith
(Keywords: African, Americans, Enemy, Liberal)

Your political system is actually too democratic. The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups.
- George Michael
(Keywords: Americans, Bigotry, Fact, Minority, Vote)

My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven't. I am grateful to them for that.
- George Michael
(Keywords: Music, Dance, American, Americans, Gay)

Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.
- Pras Michel
(Keywords: Americans, Being)

France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating power in the world of culture. This is true both of the French right and the French left. They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys or farmers who do not understand anything.
- Adam Michnik
(Keywords: Power, Americans, Cowboys, Culture, France, Right, Thinking, World)

It is no secret that our tax code is drastically outdated and burdensome to all Americans. Fortunately, more and more people are aware daily of the inequities that arise from things such as the estate tax, and it has come to the forefront of Congress' agenda.
- Jeff Miller
(Keywords: People, Americans, Congress, Tax)

Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests.
- C. Wright Mills
(Keywords: Government, Americans, Economy, Machine, Wishing)

The result was, of course, that today, tragically, more than 40 million Americans don't have health insurance, and for many, not having health insurance means they don't have access to good health care.
- George J. Mitchell
(Keywords: Health, Americans, Care, Result, Today)

I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?
- Joni Mitchell
(Keywords: Happiness, Americans, Emotions, Sophistication, Tragedy)

Nine out of ten Americans believe that out of ten people, one person will always disagree with the other nine!
- Colin Mochrie
(Keywords: People, Americans, Will)

The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
- Michael Moore
(Keywords: Americans, Majority, Weapons)

The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.
- Michael Moore
(Keywords: Business, Government, War, Motivation, Americans, Corporations, Countries, Iraq, Labor, Order, Will)

Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.
- Thurston Moore
(Keywords: Religion, Buddhism, Americans, Philosophy, Religious)

Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words "gay marriage" are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it.
- Dick Morris
(Keywords: Americans, Public, Words)

Democrats are not about to nominate anyone who backs the tax cut, and Americans are not going to elect anyone who favors a tax increase.
- Dick Morris
(Keywords: Americans, Democrats, Favors, Tax)

Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
- Gouverneur Morris
(Keywords: Government, People, Fear, Americans, Being, Nation)

We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism.
- Constance Baker Motley
(Keywords: African, Americans, Now, Racism)

The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society.
- Constance Baker Motley
(Keywords: Society, Americans, Constitution, Fact)

What the world needs now is more Americans. The U.S. is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it.
- Ferdinand Mount
(Keywords: People, Americans, Chance, Earth, First, Giving, Nation, Needs, Now, Want, World)

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade, it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the press has a code of ethics.
- Roger Mudd
(Keywords: Americans, Country, Ethics, Media, Past, Press)

For the state of our union to be strong, we need to place value in Americans.
- Patty Murray
(Keywords: Americans, State, Value)

Security is still the most important issue facing Washington state residents and millions of Americans - the security of having a job, of access to affordable health care, of a quality education, and of protecting our homeland and defending our nation.
- Patty Murray
(Keywords: Health, Education, Quality, Americans, Care, Job, Nation, Security, State, Washington)



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