Youve changed me forever. And Ill never forget you.
Famous Quotes about america
America is the wealthiest nation on Earth but its people are mainly poor and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. To quote the American humorist Kin Hubbard It aint no disgrace to be poor but it might as well be. It is in fact a crime for an American to be poor even though America is a nation of poor. Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by the American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters. The meanest eating or drinking establishment owned by a man who is himself poor is very likely to have a sign on its wall asking this cruel question if youre so smart why aint you rich There will also be an American flag no larger than a childs hand glued to a lollipop stick and flying from the cash register.Americans like human beings everywhere believe many things that are obviously untrue. Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for any American to make money. They will not acknowledge how in fact hard money is to come by and therefore those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves. This inward blame has been a treasure for the rich and powerful who have had to do less for their poor publicly and privately than any other ruling class since say Napoleonic times. Many novelties have come from America. The most startling of these a thing without precedent is a mass of undignified poor. They do not love one another because they do not love themselves.
I want to gather up all the ink cartridges in the universe because somewhere mixed in with all that ink is the next great American novel. And Id love nothing more than to drink it.
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time who still questions the power of our Democracy Tonight is your answer.
England has her Stratford Scotland has her Alloway and America too has her Dresden. For there on August 11 1833 was born the greatest and noblest of the Western World an immense personality -- unique lovable sublime the peerless orator of all time and as true a poet as Nature ever held in tender clasp upon her loving breast and in words coined for the chosen few told of the joys and sorrows hopes dreams and fears of universal life a patriot whose golden words and deathless deeds were worthy of the Great Republic a philanthropist real and genuine a philosopher whose central theme was human love -- who placed the holy hearth of home higher than the altar of any god an iconoclast a builder -- a reformer perfectly poised absolutely honest and as fearless as truth itself -- the most aggressive and formidable foe of superstition -- the most valiant champion of reason -- Robert G. Ingersoll.
I had a dream about you. You were storing my brain in a pickle jar in the fridge and I only discovered it when I went to garnish my hamburger. Mindless and hungry I was a US politicians ideal voter.