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1. "It's a cliche, but Americans are puritanical. In their movies, they are scared of sex, but they overindulge in violence. I could have cut a G-rated version of 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' that would have pleased the American ratings board, but it would have been five minutes long."
Author: Alfonso Cuaron
2. "The geologist takes up the history of the earth at the point where the archaeologist leaves it, and carries it further back into remote antiquity."
Author: Bal Gangadhar Tilak
3. "You stole him with your advanced American slut technology! You're not nice!"
Author: Bryan Lee O'Malley
4. "I have been privileged to have the opportunity to work with many of African American fraternal and social organizations that are active in my congressional district. They all do important work that makes a tangible difference to the quality of life in our community."
Author: Chris Van Hollen
5. "Those who stand for different causes during different generations often experience the same oppositions and the same difficulties as those of the previous and the next generations. That is the basis of history repeating itself."
Author: Criss Jami
6. "In other words, that works of history are mere collections of facts. It is fiction alone that can show us the true nature of human beings"
Author: Daisaku Ikeda
7. "Think of two parallel lines. […] One is the life of Lee H. Oswald. One is the conspiracy to kill the President. What bridges the space between them? What makes a connection inevitable? There is a third line. It comes out of dreams, visions, intuitions, prayers, out of the deepest levels of the self. It's not generated by cause and effect like the other two lines. It's a line that cuts across causality, cuts across time. It has no history that we can recognize or understand. But it forces a connection. It puts a man on the path of his destiny. - David Ferrie (339)"
Author: Don DeLillo
8. "What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it."
Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
9. "President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values."
Author: George Soros
10. "I look at 'Breaking Bad' as a show about the American family."
Author: Giancarlo Esposito
11. "Europe was best described, to his mind, as an elaborate engine for dissociating the confined American from that indispensable knowledge, and was accordingly only rendered bearable by these occasional stations of relief, traps for the arrest of wandering western airs."
Author: Henry James
12. "So you know, everyone points out Greece's default record, but the history of a lot of sovereign nations is not a good one when it comes to lending them money."
Author: James Chanos
13. "Through a history book, I can time travel. Especially a history book from the future."
Author: Jarod Kintz
14. "This town of churches and dreams; this town I thought I would lose myself in, with its backward ways and winding roads leading to nowhere; but, I found myself instead. -Magic in the Backyard (excerpt from American Honey)"
Author: Kellie Elmore
15. "Construed as a means instead of an end, history is the weapon with which we defend the future against the past."
Author: Lewis H. Lapham
16. "Beyond any question, the way the American founders consistently linked faith and freedom, republicanism and religion, was not only deliberate and thoughtful, it was also surprising and anything but routine."
Author: Os Guinness
17. "I'm as American as apple pie."
Author: Paul Mooney
18. "Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River and its economic importance to the many people that make their living or seek their recreation is based on a healthy river system."
Author: Ron Kind
19. "I usually say Latina, Mexican-American or American Mexican, and in certain contexts, Chicana, depending on whether my audience understands the term or not."
Author: Sandra Cisneros
20. "Tomorrow you're all going to wake up in a brave new world, a world where the Constitution gets trampled by an army of terrorist clones, created in a stem-cell research lab run by homosexual doctors who sterilize their instruments over burning American flags. Where tax-and-spend Democrats take all your hard-earned money and use it to buy electric cars for National Public Radio, and teach evolution to illegal immigrants. Oh, and everybody's high!"
Author: Stephen Colbert
21. "If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell."
Author: Thomas Merton
22. "I lump Canada and the States together. I like good old North American boys."
Author: Tricia Helfer
23. "Never give importance to anyone more than yourself, because once that person becomes important, you become nothing...."
Author: Viren
24. "She had some hidden reason of her own for attaching great importance to this choosing what her mother was to wear. What was the reason, Mrs. Ramsay wondered, standing still to let her clasp the necklace she had chosen, divining, through her own past, some deep, some buried, some quite speechless feeling that one had for one's mother at Rose's age. Like all feelings felt for oneself, Mrs. Ramsay thought, it made one sad. It was so inadequate, what one could give in return; and what Rose felt was quite out of proportion to anything she actually was. And Rose would grow up; and Rose would suffer, she supposed, with these deep feelings, and she said she was ready now..."
Author: Virginia Woolf

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