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America is not like a blanket-one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt-many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.
– Jesse Louis Jackson
America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
– David Riesman
America is promises to take! America is promises to us to take them.
– Archibald MacLeish
America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large.
– E. M. Forster
America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.
– James T. Farrell
America is still the best country for the common man -- white or black ... if he can't make it here he won't make it anywhere else.
– Eric Hoffer
America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
– Harold Rosenberg
America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
– John Barrymore
America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
– John Barrymore
America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences.
– George Santayana
America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.
– Dinesh D'Souza
America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds.
– Ernest Hemingway
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
– Oscar Wilde
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
– Georges Clemenceau
America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
– Georges ClĂ©menceau
America is the world's living myth. There's no sense of wrong when you kill an American or blame America for some local disaster. This is our function, to be character types, to embody recurring themes that people can use to comfort themselves, justify themselves and so on. We're here to accommodate. Whatever people need, we provide. A myth is a useful thing.
– Don DeLillo
America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World's History shall reveal itself.
– Georg W. Hegel
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
– Woodrow Wilson
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.
– E. E. Cummings
America now is stumbling through the darkness of hatred and divisiveness. Our values, our principles, and our determination to succeed as a free and democratic people will give us a torch to light the way. And we will survive and become the strongernot only because of a patriotism that stands for love of country, but a patriotism that stands for love of people.
– Gerald Ford
America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
– James Fenimore Cooper
America shudders at anything alien, and when it wants to shut its mind against any man's ideas, it calls him a foreigner.
– Max Lerner
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
– Harry S Truman
America Where a man can say what he thinks, if he isn't afraid of his wife, his boss, his customer, his neighbors, or the government.
– Joe Moore

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