Top Americana Quotes

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1. "As corny as it may sound, my true goal was to crack the Americana market."
Author: Arthur Godfrey
2. "First I was a European-style player, then I was a downtown 'noise guy,' and now some people call me an Americana guy."
Author: Bill Frisell
3. "— Eu não sabia que o senhor tinha uma gata! — exclamou a mulher. Sempre me surpreendo com a quantidade de pessoas que fazem observações desse tipo, embora nem todas sejam tão ousadas quanto a americana, que deu voz à sua surpresa. Por que Sua Santidade não teria um gato — se é que "ter um gato" seja a forma correta de entender essa relação?"
Author: David Michie
4. "But then it came time for me to make my journey—into America. [... N]o coincidence that my first novel is called Americana. That became my subject, the subject that shaped my work. When I get a French translation of one of my books that says 'translated from the American', I think, 'Yes, that's exactly right."
Author: Don DeLillo
5. "No heredé los poderes psíquicos de mi abuela, pero ella me abrió la mente a los misterios del mundo. Acepto quecualquier cosa es posible. Ella sostenía que existen múltiples dimensiones de la realidad y no es prudente confiar sólo en la razón y en nuestros limitados sentidos para entender la vida; existen otras herramientas de percepción, como el instinto, la imaginación, los sueños, las emociones, la intuición. Me introdujo al realismo mágico mucho antes que el llamado boom de la literatura latinoamericana lo pusiera de moda."
Author: Isabel Allende
6. "¿Todo esto es tuyo, abuelo?- Todo, desde la carretera panamericana hasta la punta de esos cerros. ¿Los ves?- ¿Por qué, abuelo?- ¡Cómo que por qué! ¡Porque soy el dueño, claro!- Sí, ¿pero por qué eres el dueño?- Porque era de mi familia. - ¿Por qué?- Porque se la compararon a los indios.- Y los inquilinos, los que también han vivido aquí siempre, ¿por qué no son ellos los dueños?"
Author: Isabel Allende
7. "La gente ya está meneando la cabeza a mi alrededor, y si vuelvo a utilizar profesionalmente la palabra "Dios" en un futuro inmediato, no siendo como una sana y común exclamación americana, ello será considerado -o más bien, confirmado- como la peor clase de presunción y un signo inequívoco de que voy derecho a mi perdición."
Author: J.D. Salinger
8. "A incapacidade de contactar com a realidade é a característica de toda a «arte» americana. Qualquer semelhança entre a arte americana e a natureza americana é pura coincidência, mas isso acontece apenas porque a nação, no seu conjunto, não tem contacto com a realidade."
Author: John Kennedy Toole
9. "I used to be monastic, almost. Now I'm like a Tibetan that has discovered hamburgers and television. I'm catching up on Americana."
Author: Joni Mitchell
10. "A bit of adviceGiven to a young Native AmericanAt the time of his initiation:As you go the way of life,You will see a great chasm. Jump.It is not as wide as you think."
Author: Joseph Campbell
11. "... Pero ellos eran la ciencia americana. ¿Comprendes Bruno?. El guardapolvos los protejia de los agujeros; no veían nada, aceptaban lo ya visto por otros, imaginaban que estaban viendo. Y naturalmente no podían ver los agujeros;...."
Author: Julio Cortázar
12. "I never get tired of exploring Americana or country music, and I always have a little bit of a crooner in me that never seems to go away."
Author: K. D. Lang
13. "Sully's, on South Prospect, was the quintessential biker-bar, complete with hefty, leather-clad Harley worshippers, and stringy-haired heroin-addicted women who made the rounds among the bikers. Its décor was decidedly Medieval Garage Sale, with a dose of Americana thrown in. An old motorcycle carcass dangled from the vaulted section of the beamed ceiling, and the wood plank floors were littered with butts, scarred by bottle caps and splattered with homogenized bodily fluids. The only light to be had was from neon, dying sconces, and lit cigarettes. Various medieval swords perched on each wall, reminiscent of the times of Beowulf and Fire Dragons on the Barrow."
Author: Kelli Jae Baeli
14. "[...] experimentaram o que era estar num purgatório, uma longa espera inerme, uma espera cuja coluna vertebral era o desamparo, coisa muito latino-americana, aliás, uma sensação familiar, uma coisa que se você pensasse bem experimentava todos os dias, mas sem angústia, sem a sombra da morte sobrevoando o bairro como um bando de urubus e espessando tudo, subvertendo a rotina de tudo, pondo todas as coisas de pernas para o ar."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
15. "Old Americana vintage gangster stuff has a fantastical feel; it feels less dirty in a way. It feels like the opera of crime."
Author: Shia LaBeouf
16. "When the last moonshiner buys his radio,And the last, lost, wild-rabbit of a girlIs civilized with a mail-order dress,Something will pass that was AmericanAnd all the movies will not bring it back."
Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
17. "The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun."
Author: Sting
18. "The irony of American history is the tendency of good white Americanas to presume racial innocence. Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege.In other words. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America."
Author: Tim Wise
19. "Cuando empezaron a decir que la literatura norteamericana no existía y que la inglesa era mala, perdí la compostura y les dije que la literatura española merecía estar en el retrete, colgada de un clavo junto a los catálogos atrasados de Montgomery Ward."
Author: William S. Burroughs

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Author: Carolyn Bramhall

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