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Influential Obama

In committing an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces to join international Ebola relief efforts in West Africa, President Obama seems to be fulfilling the plans of highly influential progressive groups who seek to transform the American military into more of a social-work organization.

- Aaron Klein

Control Over

The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy.

- Aaron McGruder

I Think Several

And as an American colleague said to me several months ago, he said, 'I think the challenge in Jordan - and, again, this is for the rest of the Middle East - we need to define what center is. And once we can define what center is to a Jordanian, then we can decide what's left and what's right of that.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Bottom Abe

Abe Ribicoff believes in that American dream. I believe it from the bottom of my heart, and your sons and daughters, too, can have the American dream come true.

- Abraham A. Ribicoff

Flag Staff

Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it.

- Abraham Lincoln

Art Like

I like '50s and '60s American art. I have 85 or 90 Warhols.

- Aby Rosen

Veterans Very

I have a cousin who is a spiritual advisor for Native veterans in Canada, so I'm very familiar with the history of Natives in the military. And growing up as an American Indian myself, the story of Ira Hayes is one that is often told.

- Adam Beach

Hundred Had

If we would have had the 262 at our disposal - even with all the delays - if we could have had in '44, ah, let's say three hundred operational, that day we could have stopped the American daytime bombing offensive, that's for sure.

- Adolf Galland

Doing Pie

I get a lot of dark scripts now. I don't wanna be stuck doing movies like American Pie. For someone my age, once you get started doing them, it's hard to get out.

- Agnes Bruckner

School Applied

I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.

- Ajay Naidu

Death Affordable

I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit.

- Al Franken

Frontiers Almost

In 2003, I almost died of an intestinal blockage when I was on a mountain in Chile, filming a segment for 'Scientific American Frontiers.'

- Alan Alda

Guns Say

It's wrong, and it's racist, and it's bigoted to say that guns are quintessentially American.

- Alan Dershowitz

Fishing Go

I was a typical American boy. I did a lot of outdoor activities, played a lot outside with my friends, loved to go the beach, liked to hike, boating and fishing, and I flew a lot of model airplanes as well.

- Alan G. Poindexter

Other Been

I was a supporting character in other people's lives, which seemed right and familiar to me. I was also an outsider: English in the U.S., American in England, dogged yet comforted by that familiar feeling of alien-ness, which occupied that space where my sense of self should have been.

- Allegra Huston

Fair I See

In the real world, I see conservatives volunteering at adoption agencies, at churches, at bake sales and the local American Legion Post while the only charity a progressive sends is a smug sermon on fair share and what fairness is.

- Allen West

Every Day About

And as you point out, for American families who struggle every day to figure out how do they pay, we talk about gasoline prices. That throws budgets into a real problem when you have budgeted really tight.

- Allyson Schwartz

Other Central

When you review the Central American wars or other Latin American wars, you find that there were dictators and there were insurgents.

- Alvaro Uribe

Reagan Felt

Reagan didn't put anything off the table, if he felt it was for the good of the American people to tweak the tax system.

- Alan K. Simpson

Like Developing

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.

- Alan Turing

I Am African

I am not an African. I am an American.

- Albert Murray

Soldiers Die

If today is anything like the typical day of the past 3 years, three American soldiers will die in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Taliban will get a little stronger in Afghanistan and the civil war will continue to be enhanced in Iraq.

- Alcee Hastings

Became Before

It's crazy: the first black man to actually step foot in America came as a free man, as an explorer, with the Spaniards. That's something for me - as a black American, it gives me a little bit of pride because we were free and respected somewhere else before slavery became what it was.

- Aldis Hodge

North Auto

For value investors, General Motors is a tempting target. The company's share of the North American auto market has steadily declined for two decades, and analysts say the company suffers from weak management and unexciting cars.

- Alex Berenson

Infant How

'Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream' is an intentionally angry film. How could it not be when the chance of an infant dying is five times greater on the Bronx Park Avenue than on Manhattan's Park Avenue just across the Harlem River?

- Alex Gibney

His Addressing

An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say 'Gentlemen' to the person with whom he is conversing.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Been Cut

It's a cliche, but Americans are puritanical. In their movies, they are scared of sex, but they overindulge in violence. I could have cut a G-rated version of 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' that would have pleased the American ratings board, but it would have been five minutes long.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Born I Was Born

I was born in Hoboken. I am an American. Photography is my passion. The search for Truth my obsession.

- Alfred Stieglitz

Comedy TV

On American TV, there just aren't a lot of female leads in comedy, especially at the peak of all the Judd Apatow stuff.

- Alia Shawkat

Power Sure

I'm sure we, the American people, are the butt of jokes by those in power.

- Alice Walker

Me Idol

I auditioned for 'American Idol' at 17. They told me, 'No.'

- Amber Riley

His State

Alien - an American sovereign in his probationary state.

- Ambrose Bierce

Believe Dream

I believe in the American Dream, because I've lived it.

- Ami Bera

Other Related

You can't be an American without being related to other Americans.

- Amiri Baraka

Back TV

In Chinese culture, it wouldn't occur to kids to question or talk back to their parents. In American culture, kids in books, TV shows and movies constantly score points with their snappy back talk. Typically, it's the parents who need to be taught a life lesson - by their children.

- Amy Chua

Country Nine

Night raids are only the first step in the American detention process in Afghanistan. Suspects are usually sent to one of a series of prisons on U.S. military bases around the country. There are officially nine such jails, called Field Detention Sites in military parlance.

- Anand Gopal

Before Central

The central thesis of the American failure in Afghanistan - the one you'll hear from politicians and pundits and even scholars - was succinctly propounded by Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage: 'The war in Iraq drained resources from Afghanistan before things were under control'.

- Anand Gopal

Why Your

The American people ask, and legitimately so, why should we carry the heavy burden to ensure international peace and stability. You also profit from it, so you should also take your share in the burden. That's Secretary Gates's message. I share that message.

- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

I Think Mostly

I'm not one of these people who say how much better American drama is than English. I find it mostly too American, except for The Sopranos, which I think is the best thing.

- Andrew Davies

Tell Whole

There's a whole generation in England who think I'm American, thanks to 'The Walking Dead.' It's an interesting phenomenon of being an actor longer than 25 years because you can tell what people know you from.

- Andrew Lincoln

Guy Australian

There's two people I would say to try to go and watch who are probably the future of tennis. One girl called Taylor Townsend, she got a wildcard from the event into Wimbledon; she's an American girl. On the men's side, there's an Australian guy called Nick Kyrgios; he's 19, and he was the number one junior in the world.

- Andy Murray

Couple Became

When I started playing the bass, I became kind of fascinated by it and started investigating various styles of bass playing, and I was really struck with funk music, mainly American funk music - Stanley Clarke, Funkadelic and that kind of stuff. That comes out in a couple of songs like 'Barbarism Begins at Home.'

- Andy Rourke

Ice Welfare

First step: Build the wall. Second step: Let ICE do its job. Third step: Stop importing jihadists and welfare recipients. Fourth step: enforce e-verify to protect American jobs. Fifth step: prosecute social security card/ID theft/voting fraud.

- Ann Coulter

Fact Stepping

We would like doctors to listen, but the fact is, we better be ready to be able to talk to them. You're going to have to be an active participant in that conversation, so I'd say the American people are going to need ways of stepping up to the conversation.

- Anna Deavere Smith

Been Classes

The top end are still making bucket loads while maintaining the illusion of the American dream: that if you work hard enough, you can make a fortune. Meanwhile, the working and middle classes have been hollowed out of the system.

- Anohni

Pain Been

Look at the American history of slavery. Can you say that hundreds of years later that has been eased? That pain has not yet been eased.

- Anohni

Personal Been

Wall Street has been beset with problems. The cycle of greed and personal aggrandizement and lifestyle grandstanding is an affront to any American.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Capital Crimes

The American people have determined that the good to be derived from capital punishment - in deterrence, and perhaps most of all in the meting out of condign justice for horrible crimes - outweighs the risk of error.

- Antonin Scalia

Both Sides Courts

Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best. Individuals on both sides of the issue passionately, but respectfully, attempted to persuade their fellow citizens to accept their views.

- Antonin Scalia

Thought Main

My friends once told me I remind them of the main character from the American comedy series 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' I thought they must mean a sunny, affable girl-next-door, but instead I was confronted with Larry David! Crabby, moody, perversely neurotic Larry David. And the thing is, my friends were right.

- Anushka Sharma

Summer Around

Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.

- Archibald MacLeish

Flag Shoulders

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Other Quickly

I believe, and this is perhaps too nationalistic a view, that the American style of acting puts actors quickly in touch with each other, so that their continuous presence in a company, as in England, is not absolutely necessary.

- Arthur Penn

War Church

The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church.

- Charles Eastman

Dream Breathe

As Realtors, you live and breathe the American dream.

- Charlie Crist

City Streets

The murder of John Kennedy in broad daylight in the streets of an American city remains, to me, an unsolved crime.

- Charlie Pierce

Human Democrat

I'm not a Democrat, I'm not a Republican-I'm an American, I'm a human.

- Chely Wright

Trust Fewer

I will make no apologies, ever, for protecting the lives and the safety of the American people. We have to give more tools to our folks to be able to do that, not fewer, and then trust those people and oversee them to do it the right way. As president, that is exactly what I'll do.

- Chris Christie

Constant Before

I grew up in the '70s and '80s, at a time that I'd argue was the absolute golden age of American popular culture. Because not only did we have all of the fantastic new stuff in print and on screens, but we had a constant supply of everything that came before, as well.

- Chris Roberson

Proud Very

I have long hair because I'm American Indian. I'm an Oklahoma boy, and I'm very proud of my heritage.

- Christian Kane

Argument Haircuts

A successful argument for a government manufacturing policy has to go beyond the feeling that it's better to produce 'real things' than services. American consumers value health care and haircuts as much as washing machines and hair dryers.

- Christina Romer

Beauty Box

The beauty of our democracy lies in the American value of equality: if you vote, you have a seat at the table. If you speak, you have a chance to persuade others. A billionaire and a minimum wage earner have the same power at the ballot box.

- Christine Pelosi

British Use

There is certainly a higher percentage of wit in British comedy than in American comedy. What always tickles me is the way in which people try to use their intellect to get themselves out of tricky situations but never quite manage to do so - much to their enormous embarrassment.

- Christopher Lloyd

Beauty Favourites

One of my favourites is 'American Beauty.' Spacey is so good in that.

- Christopher Mintz-Plasse

War Singing

58% of the American public are with us. We're preaching to the choir, but the choir's not singing, if all of the 58% started singing, this war would end.

- Cindy Sheehan

Over Other

We are in a world where most American citizens over the age of 12 share things with each other online.

- Clay Shirky

Ever Obama

President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.

- Clint Eastwood

New Clear

Jake Johnson wanted to make clear that he was the great American actor, not just the funny guy on 'New Girl.'

- Colin Trevorrow

Away Undeniable

It is true that as people, we tend to remember only the positive. With time, the grim details fade away, and as a species we survive on this notion. In our desire to gloss over the undeniable macabre parts of our American history, we forget. That amnesia manifests itself, especially when dealing with the plight of black men.

- Colman Domingo

Country My Time

The food I've liked in my time is American country cookin'.

- Colonel Sanders

Side Least

At least 80 percent of American prisoners are grossly over-sentenced. The Supreme Court knows this, but shows scant concern for this human side of criminal justice.

- Conrad Black

Latina Box

Usually, I'll be auditioning for the third lead, and there will be Latina actresses, Indian actresses, African American actresses because it will be like, 'Let's check off this box. We have our lead white girl, and we need an ethnic slot.'

- Constance Wu

Love Stomach

Tolerance says I am just going to stomach your right to be different. That if you disappear from the face of the earth, I am no better or worse off. But love - love knows that every American has worth and value, no matter what their background, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

- Cory Booker

Rights Protect

We have to protect the rights of the American people.

- Cory Gardner

Good Show

I'm just trying to touch the world and touch the people and just get good material. And show them that we can get it done. Just because you're African American, you still can touch the masses. And that's my goal. I won't stop until that goal is continued to push it hard to the world that we are the universal person as well.

- Cory Hardrict

Prison Dream

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

- Craig L. Thomas

Great Ugly

If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person.

- Curt Flood

Mine Been

Gore Vidal has been a friend of mine for years, and he's one of the greatest writers in American history.

- Cybill Shepherd

Want

I want to do an American 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg.'

- Damien Chazelle

Kid Journals

American Society for Psychical Research Journals were all around the house when I was a kid.

- Dan Aykroyd

I Think Been

Without the media, the American people won't have the type of information they need to hold their leaders to account. The relationship between government and media has always been strained, and I think most of the time that's a healthy strain.

- Dan Bartlett

Simple Got

It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass. I got to meet Doc Watson.

- Dan Fogelberg

Small Country

Right now, every American is affected by high energy prices. Working families, small businesses and consumers across the country are feeling the pinch with no end in sight.

- Dan Lipinski

World Going

We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.

- Dan Quayle

Used Scene

Food as a hobby used to be an elite pastime, and it has become something that is totally ordinary for people of every background. In that way, we see the growing up of the American food scene: that it's okay to be a regular person and be really into food.

- Dana Goodyear

Chess Fischer

Fischer, the great American chess champion, famously said, 'Chess is life.' I would say, 'Pi is life.'

- Daniel Tammet

Interact Separate

There are people so alienated from the mainstream of American culture that it's like a parallel universe. They don't expect anything but trouble from the square world. Every time they interact with that world, they're given a ticket, sent to jail, drafted. It's never good. So they live by a separate value system.

- Daniel Woodrell

Chicken Next

If someone said, 'You've got to eat your next two meals at American fast-food restaurants,' I would do one meal at Chipotle and one meal at Popeyes fried chicken.

- Danny Meyer

Canadian Learned

When I was in school, all our history books were American, so we learned American history, not Canadian history.

- Dave Foley

Play Idol

Because you have things like 'American Idol' and you've got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it's easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock.

- Dave Grohl

Some While

While some sit on the sidelines and fail to offer any practical solutions to address high gas prices now, the House is once again taking action to meet the energy needs of the American people.

- Dave Reichert

Movies Well

Movies that are subtitled don't usually do as well in American theatres.

- David Benioff

More Grammys

The American Music Awards mean more to us; that's a people's award, and we're a people's band. The Grammys are the critics.

- David Bryan

Say Cuisine

If you ask what people say what American cuisine is, they cannot really do it. I don't know what it is.

- David Chang

Best Composers

Well, American composers are the best composers. At this time in the world, we are where the energy is. We are the most diverse, the most iconoclastic, the most maverick, and the most skillful.

- David Del Tredici

Cosmos Your

This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it.

- David Foster Wallace

Bush Organisation

George W. Bush: a person who is the ultimate outcome of the American condition. Someone promoted above ability because of circumstance and organisation and empathy. You don't have to be intelligent. A moron in a hurry could know that you don't prevent war by having a war.

- David Lange

Historical Before

I felt in my bones that Alfred Kazin was right to suggest that 'the deepest side of being American is the sense of being like nothing before us in history' - a historical conceit that privileged biography as the narrative of the exceptionalist experience.

- David Levering Lewis

Think I Think

I think the American people are bombarded with information from all directions, all day long.

- David Muir

Trust Want

The American people want to have trust in their leaders.

- David Plouffe