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“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
“I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favour of doing it.”
“I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.”
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
"We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language."
“Dad, as a good American, believed his newspapers.”
"The American People will take Socialism, but they won't take the label."
“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”
“America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself.”
“It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”
“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.”
If you enjoyed our quotes on America, perhaps you'd be interested in The Poetry Of America, an excellent selection of poetry from iconic American poets such as Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson.