Unfamiliar Quotations

America

"There is in American history a specie of ignorance, absurdity, and imbecility unknown to the annals of any other nation." - James Callender


"Americans worship at the Church of the Second Chance." - Mara Liasson


"Questioning generals is what Americans do." - Neil Steinberg


"When you've got immigrants who are coming here legally, we've never in the history of this country passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion." - Governor Nikki Haley, R-SC. 1/13/2016


“When you don't like it where you are you always go west.” -Robert Penn Warren.

“The American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay.” - Julian Castro

"Marketing is what made America great. " -Jeffrey Dronkin, NPR Ombudsman

 
 

"I'd like to leave America for someplace where they would not know a word of English and I might be understood." -Dan Bern


"The number of drug addicts in the United States is variously estimated...at from 1,000,000 to 4,000,000." -L.F. Kebler, 1910 (A1.9:393)


"There is in American history a species of ignorance, absurdity, and imbecility unknown to the annals of any other." -James Callendar, 1797 (a few years before he published a story reporting that Thomas Jefferson was the father of his slave Sally Hemings' children, was grooming one of them for the presidency, and had a harem of African slaves. Callendar later drowned in a mud puddle.)


"The reason American cities are prosperous is that there is no place to sit down." -Albert J. Tally, 1924

"America has left the building." -Chris Chandler