Quotations on American

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We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: American, Diplomacy, Persuasion, Want)

I've wanted somehow to convey to you the sensations - the atmospheric pressure, you might say - of what it is to be seriously a long-term prisoner in an American prison.
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Keywords: American, Pressure, Prison, Sensations)

I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: People, American, Loyalty)

Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
- Spencer Abraham
(Keywords: American, Doubt, Foreign relations, Historians, Years)

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: American, President, Sea)

We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby.
- Jack Adams
(Keywords: American, Fact)

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Keywords: People, American, Choice)

The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Keywords: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

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.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: American, Paris)

I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: American, Now, Old)

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.
- George D. Aiken
(Keywords: People, American, Conservation, Income, Land, Public, Want, Water)

Unlike most major American cities, Honolulu is geographically insulated from the rest of the country. When disaster strikes we cannot call on neighboring states for assistance.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: American, Cities, Country, Disaster, Rest, states)

I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?'
- Malin Akerman
(Keywords: American, First, Months, Past, Play, Song)

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Age, Church, American, Grief, Now, Spirit, Zeal)

Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: American, Harmony)

The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Control, American, Israel, Will)

Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: People, American, End, Now)

Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: American, Rights, Human rights, Principles)

The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam, and will never succeed in Iraq.
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Keywords: American, Iraq, Succeed, Vietnam, Will)

It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Music, Character, American, Living, Moods)

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)

If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Health, American, Care, Entrepreneurs, Internet)

By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America!
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Health, Quality, American, Care, Giving, Will)

We hear foreign accents on CNN. It's crazy, it's wild, who knows, maybe they'll take you because you certainly don't fit in, in the American spectrum of news.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: American, News)

I'm not an American but I have always had the outsiders' respect for the American people and the American way.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: People, American, Respect)

American corporations hate to give away money.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Money, American, Corporations, Hate)

American is the first democratic nation-state.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: American, First, Nation)

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: American, Constitution, Words)

Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I've studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Men, American, Choice)

American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England.
- John Amery
(Keywords: American, England, Numbers, Troops)

The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort, had never been terribly pertinent.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: American, Effort)

In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

I'm an American before any party preference.
- Lynn Anderson
(Keywords: American, Party)

It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
- Margaret Anderson
(Keywords: American, Writer)

I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.
- Paul Thomas Anderson
(Keywords: Happiness, American, Day, Pride, Sense, World)

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: American, Fighting, Games, Gold, July, Kids, Will)

We're going to have a tax cut. Today's American family is overtaxed at all levels.
- Dick Armey
(Keywords: Family, American, Tax, Today)

American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is.
- Desi Arnaz
(Keywords: People, Ability, American, Country)

The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: War, Determination, American, First, Now, Trying)

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: American, Country, Living, Treasure)

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Society, Time, Aesthetics, American, Confusion)

At American Airlines, we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Business, Love, Travel, American, Pretty)

Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Time, American, Past, Years)

The executive moves we are announcing today will strengthen American for the long-term future and reflect well on the depth of the Company's management team.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Management, American, Company, Future, Today, Will)

These are times of unprecedented challenge and change in the airline industry, and the appointments we are announcing today will put American in an even stronger position to continue the substantial progress that has already been made under the tenets of our Turnaround Plan.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Change, Progress, American, Challenge, Today, Will)



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