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)

The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Americans, Feet, Nations, Prostitution, United)

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)

Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy.
- Dave Anderson
(Keywords: Americans, Understanding)

I think in a sense this is a house that was built on a bad foundation. And the foundation was the Americans coming here and allowing the sacking, burning and plunder of Baghdad, for whatever reason.
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Keywords: Americans, Reason, Sense)

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)

Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.
- Thomas Gold Appleton
(Keywords: Americans, Paris)

Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Americans, Day, Independence)

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)

Americans are not saving enough for retirement.
- Tammy Baldwin
(Keywords: Americans, Retirement)

Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation.
- George Ball
(Keywords: Americans, Doubt, Interest, Israel, Nation, Responsibility)

Most Americans approach the problems of the Middle East with a pro-Israeli bias - and rightly so.
- George Ball
(Keywords: Americans, Problems)

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)

Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

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)

Americans are shy about the body. I have to remember that when I go there.
- Ana Beatriz Barros
(Keywords: Americans, Body)

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)

Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans.
- Max Baucus
(Keywords: Americans, Rights, Respect)

Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Americans, Identity, May)

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)

Americans also don't need to be taught how to give. We don't need to be taught how to take care of each other or how to be charitable.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Americans, Care)

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)



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