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In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.

In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.

In America today we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than in any land. The poorhouse has vanished from amongst us.

In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow.

In America, any boy may become president, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.

In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place.

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.

In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.

In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.

In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

Is it that you hate this president or that you hate America?

It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.

It is tragic that many in America think of us - Christians - as being people who hate others.

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.

It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.

It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before.

It was really strange for me when I started to play concerts in America where the audiences were all sitting down.

It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment. These were all stories I wanted to do myself.

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.


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