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Quotes about Americans

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Albert Einstein
(1879 - 1955)
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Art BuchwaldAmericans are broad-minded people. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater, and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive there's something wrong with him.
Ed HoweAmericans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
Gamal Abdel NasserThe genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them which we are missing.
George Bernard Shaw
(1856 - 1950)
I have defined the 100% American as 99% an idiot. And they just adore me.
George Bernard Shaw
(1856 - 1950)
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
H. L. Mencken
(1880 - 1956)
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
Henry Miller
(1891 - 1980)
Americans can eat garbage, provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, tobasco sauce, cayenne pepper, or any other condiment which destroys the original flavor of the dish.
Oliver Wendell HolmesPeople can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, why wasn't it done the other way?
Oliver Wendell HolmesPretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell HolmesNature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Oliver Wendell HolmesGood Americans when they die, go to Paris.
Oliver Wendell HolmesHow many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!
Oscar Wilde
(1854 - 1900)
The Americans are certainly great hero-worshipers, and always take their heros from the criminal classes.
Oscar Wilde
(1854 - 1900)
We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
Oscar WildeAmerica had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
Robert Frost
(1874 - 1963)
Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.
Russell Baker
(1925 - )
Americans like fat books and thin women.
The Covert Comic
(~1958 - )
The American people are a cancer on the US body politic.
Tom WolfeAmericans are childish in many ways and about as subtle as a Wimpy burger; but in the long run it doesn't make any difference. They just turn on the power.
W. Somerset Maugham
(1874 - 1965)
When you concider how indifferent Americans are to the quality and cooking of the food they put in their insides, it cannot but strike you as peculiar that they should take such pride in the mechanical appliances they use for its excretion.
Will Rogers
(1879 - 1935)
We don't know what we want, but we are ready be bite somebody to get it.
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