Max Beerbohm, English Essayist ~ 1872 – 1956
“The Beat Generation, that was a vision that we had, John Clellon Holmes and I, and Allen Ginsberg in an even wilder way, in the late forties, of a generation of crazy, illuminated hipsters suddenly rising and roaming America, serious, bumming and hitchhiking everywhere, ragged, beatific, beautiful in an ugly graceful new way.”
~ Jack Kerouac
“Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.”
– W. E. B. Du Bois
It makes sense.
America would be a better place if
leaders would do more long-term thinking.
— Wilma Mankiller
America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation. — Laurence J. Peter
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt.
– Barack Obama
America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
– Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005)