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1. "My contribution I hope is to get people to eat full-flavored food. If I could come away with that alone, that would be a fantastic accomplishment. I'm also very proud of being a very American chef."
Author: Bobby Flay
2. "No doubt, the White House thinks the American people know Obama's story. But since the Inauguration, we've seen only the president's present: his perfect family, his Ivy League elegance, his effortless mastery of complex issues. We never see him sweat. And we forget that he ever had to struggle."
Author: Dee Dee Myers
3. "All my artistic response comes from American things, and I guess I've always had a weakness for heroic imagery."
Author: Edward Ruscha
4. "I have heard that in the New Zealand native tradition, the soul, when it dies, becomes a star."
Author: Eleanor Catton
5. "I had traveled eight thousand miles around the American continent and I was back on Times Square; and right in the middle of a rush hour, too, seeing with my innocent road-eyes the absolute madness and fantastic hoorair of New York with its millions and millions hustling forever for a buck among themselves, the mad dream-grabbing, taking, giving, sighing, dying, just so they could be buried in those awful cemetery cities beyond Long Island City."
Author: Jack Kerouac
6. "The evidence of a Jewish civilization going back more than two millennia is overwhelmingly borne out in the archaeology of the region. The heritage of the Jews in Palestine is documented."
Author: Jack Schwartz
7. "The CIA could not face up to the American people and admit that its former employees had conspired to assassinate the President; so from the moment Kennedy's heart stopped beating, the Agency attempted to sweep the whole conspiracy under the rug."
Author: Jim Garrison
8. "With this realization, came a growing need for men and women willing to take up arms in an effort to protect our American way of life and the freedoms so many of our ancestors died to entrench."
Author: Jim Walsh
9. "From 1957 through 1961, Khrushchev openly, repeatedly, and bloodcurdlingly threatened the West with nuclear annihilation. Soviet missile capabilities were so far superior to those of the United States, he insisted, that he could wipe out any American or European city. He would even specify how many missiles and warheads each target might require."
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
10. "The President is not squaring with the American people as to the seriousness of our nation's fiscal condition. It is time for people to stand up and tell the truth."
Author: Kent Conrad
11. "People know two languages: their native language and gibberish."
Author: Maribel C. Pagan
12. "A trillion dollars spent, 2,000 American lives lost - Afghanistan is the longest war in American history. But you don't hear a word about it."
Author: Michael Baumgartner
13. "We show our surprise at this by speaking of something called the "French paradox," for how could a people who eat such demonstrably toxic substances as foie gras and triple crème cheese actually be slimmer and healthier than we are? Yet I wonder if it doesn't make more sense to speak in terms of an American paradox—that is, a notably unhealthy people obsessed by the idea of eating healthily."
Author: Michael Pollan
14. "The White House has a choice: They can change course, or they can double down on a vision of government that the American people have roundly rejected."
Author: Mitch McConnell
15. "On various occasions, especially in trying to think of western American history in the context of the worldwide history of colonialism, it has struck me that much of the mental behavior that we sometimes denounce as ethnocentrism and cultural insensitivity actually derives less from our indifference or hostility than from our clumsiness and awkwardness when we leave the comfort of the English language behind... [V]enturing outside the bounds of the English language exercises and stretches our minds in ways that are essential for getting as close as we can to the act of seeing the world from what would otherwise remain unfamiliar and alien perspectives."
Author: Patricia Nelson Limerick
16. "Never met Levinson. Ever. He directed those American Express spots for us for Seinfeld, and I was off on some guest spot that I didn't even want to do... and I got talked into doing it."
Author: Patrick Warburton
17. "I think FoxNews ratings are a reliable guide to the attitudes of the American electorate."
Author: Reese Schonfeld
18. "If there's an enduring theme in my work, it's probably the effects of class on American life."
Author: Richard Russo
19. "The notion of American exceptionalism is effective in part because there is little on the face of it that is offensive."
Author: Russ Feingold
20. "Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values."
Author: Samuel Dash
21. "The other aspect of American identity worth focusing on is the concept of America as a nation of immigrants. That certainly is a partial truth. But it is often assumed to be the total truth."
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
22. "But the thing we do know is whatever it costs to save and protect American lives in this conflict, we're going to spend."
Author: Saxby Chambliss
23. "I never worked with a dialogue coach before, but I'd hate it if an American did a British accent and didn't do it well. It would be insulting."
Author: Tracey Ullman

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