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  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
    American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
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    The full bibliography of pamphlets relating to the Anglo-American struggle published in the colonies through the year 1776 contains not a dozen or so items but over four hundred;
    Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution FOREWORD, p. v
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster
    American actor 1980-
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    'A Streetcar Named Desire' is one of the best, if not the best, modern American plays. It deals with family dynamics, mental health, PTSD, war, and love. It's hard to beat.
  • Bel Powley
    Bel Powley
    English actress 1992-
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    'Diary of a Teenage Girl' was my first American movie. It was my first movie in an American accent. It's based on a graphic novel, which was written in 2002 by someone called Phoebe Gloeckner. It was turned into a play by Marielle Heller, who then wrote it as a screenplay for Sundance Labs.
  • Art Buchwald
    Art Buchwald
    American humorist 1925-2007
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    A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.
  • A lot of American guys wear really wide legged jeans and square shoes. Then they come to Sweden and think my friends are gay because they're wearing 'really tight jeans'. It's called 'fitted!'
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
  • Brendan I. Koerner
    Brendan I. Koerner
    American author 1974-
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    A surprising number of American skyjackers were not yet old enough to drink or sometimes even drive. These adolescents were generally inept at planning their crimes, and few of their capers met with any success; most seemed to end within moments of starting, usually after a fatherly pilot convinced the nervous teen to hand over his gun.
  • Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Trillin
    American journalist, humorist, food writer and poet 1935-
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    A t American weddings, the quality of the food is in inverse proportion to the social position of the bride and groom.
  • Benjamin Cohen
    Benjamin Cohen
    American economist 1937-
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    A world in which others controlled the course of their own development, would be a world in which the American system would be seriously endangered.
    Source: The Question of Imperialism
  • Bob Geldof
    Bob Geldof
    Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist 1951-
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    Actually, today I had to defend the Bush Administration in France again. They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American President for Africa. But it's empirically so.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.
    Source: The quotable Calvin Coolidge: sensible words for a new century (2001)
  • A. Bartlett Giamatti
    A. Bartlett Giamatti
    American professor and president of Yale University 1938-1989
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    All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League.
    Source: Book of Sports Quotes (1979) by Bert Sugar
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
    American politician and member 1948-
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    Although it was created with the best of intentions, the federal government's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program has become one of the worst and most costly boondoggles ever foisted on the American public.
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