Quotations on Americans

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I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)

Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: God, People, Americans, Will, Yesterday)

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: History, Americans, Night, Poison, Soldiers, Will)

I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: War, Americans, Being, World, World war)

I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: Love, Americans, Europe)

All I want to do is make sure that art is available to all Americans in a participatory way, whether you engage in the art process yourself or you're an audience member.
- Jane Alexander
(Keywords: Art, Americans, Want)

Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Dreams, American, Americans, Festivities, Generations, Hardship, Pursuit, Racism)

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Society, Americans, Habits, Manners)

I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Medical, Americans, Community, Congress, May, Research)

World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: War, Optimism, Americans, World, World war)

Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet. When the French make movies, they aim at Paris.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: Movies, Americans, Paris)

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

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.
- Brian Baird
(Keywords: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

Americans like fat books and thin women.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Women, Americans, Books)

What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Home, Americans, Right, Trees)

Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Love, Americans, Disease, Fact, Homosexuality, Journey)

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.
- James Baldwin
(Keywords: Music, America, Americans, Limits, Sentimentality, Understanding)

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.
- Antonio Banderas
(Keywords: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor.
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Keywords: War, Americans, Fight)

The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: Advertising, Americans, Majority, Now, Right, Running, Television, Washington)

If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: Home, War, America, Americans, Day, Iraq, states, Today, United, Will)

Individual investors have become far more powerful than anyone gives them credit for. Today, 85 million Americans invest in stocks. Collectively, that kind of buying and selling power can move markets.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Power, Selling, Americans, Buying, Credit, Today)

Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement.
- Steve Bartlett
(Keywords: Ability, Advice, Americans, Investment, Retirement, Will)

We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Peace, People, Americans, Compassion, Country, Destruction, Nation, Will)

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

For too long, our country's version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: Business, Work, Policy, Americans, Country, Day, Energy, Running, Waking, Will)

Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: Policy, Americans, Energy, Jobs)

Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: African, American, Americans, Community)

As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Family, Hope, Americans, Congress, Perspective)

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Failure, African, Americans, Giving, Population)

According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Heart, African, American, Americans, states, United, World)

February 19, 1942, is the year in which Executive Order 9066 was signed, and this was the order that called for the exclusion and internment of all Japanese Americans living on the west coast during World War II.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: War, Americans, February, Living, Order, World, World war)

I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn't believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Thought, Americans, Risk, Terrorism)

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Dreams, American, Americans, Listening, Talking)

Our mission, as set forth by the Congress is a critical one: to preserve price stability, to foster maximum sustainable growth in output and employment, and to promote a stable and efficient financial system that serves all Americans well and fairly.
- Ben Bernanke
(Keywords: Financial, Growth, Americans, Congress, Mission, Stability)

The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
- Carl Bernstein
(Keywords: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Time, American, Americans, Causes, Nation, Nations, Right, Self, United)

Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: War, God, Americans, Geography, Teaching)

Our health care system is the finest in the world, but we still have too many uninsured Americans, too high prices for prescription drugs, and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians out of state or out of business.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Business, Health, Americans, Care, Driving, Drugs, Physicians, State, World)

I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money - after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington.
- Rob Bishop
(Keywords: Money, Americans, Economy, Jobs, Washington)

Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Work, Americans, Tax, Obvious, Play, Pretty, Republicans)

We are at war with enemies that still have the intent to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Keywords: Home, War, Americans, Enemies)

We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: War, Financial, Americans, Generations, Iraq, Will)

So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)

America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats.
- Christopher Bond
(Keywords: Health, Afghanistan, America, Americans, Future, Harm, Iraq, Public, Safety)

Workers come to America to fill jobs unwanted by Americans, but they are staying and they are not going home.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Home, America, Americans, Jobs, Workers)

There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Hope, Actions, Americans, Words)

While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over, it is important that all Americans continue in this dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Work, Act, Americans, Debate, Nation, Security)



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