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Quotes about America
by Marlene Dietrich

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

Sex.
In America an obsession.
In other parts of the world a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

America took me into her bosom when there was no longer
a country worthy of the name,
but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.
- Marlene Dietrich

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich PHOTO

 

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

When you're dead, you're dead.
That's it.
- Marlene Dietrich

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

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I dress for the image.
Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion,
not for men.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am at heart a gentleman.
- Marlene Dietrich

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
- Marlene Dietrich

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
- Marlene Dietrich

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain.
They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
- Marlene Dietrich

The average man is more interested in a woman who is
interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
- Marlene Dietrich

Most women set out to try to change a man,
and when they have changed him they do not like him.
- Marlene Dietrich

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone
recognized wiser than oneself.
- Marlene Dietrich

A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and
a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
- Marlene Dietrich

They want you to bring out your intestines.
- Marlene Dietrich

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great
deal of money and being rich.
- Marlene Dietrich

Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
- Marlene Dietrich

If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
- Marlene Dietrich

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than
the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
- Marlene Dietrich

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you
would be there at seven and you get there by nine,
and he or she has not called the police yet -
it's gone.
- Marlene Dietrich

Grumbling is the death of love.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am not a myth.
- Marlene Dietrich

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic.
In Brazil they throw flowers at you.
In Argentina they throw themselves.
- Marlene Dietrich

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture.
The only place to see it is in the bullring.
- Marlene Dietrich

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
- Marlene Dietrich

I'm worth more dead than alive.
Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.
- Marlene Dietrich

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
- Marlene Dietrich

Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful,
I just know what to do with them.
- Marlene Dietrich

The tears I have cried over Germany have dried.
I have washed my face.
- Marlene Dietrich

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither.
If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
- Marlene Dietrich

To be completely woman you need a master,
and in him a compass for your life.
You need a man you can look up to and respect.
If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented,
and discontented women are not loved for long.
- Marlene Dietrich

I had no desire to be an film actress,
to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful
with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash.
It was always a big bother to me.
- Marlene Dietrich

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
- Tom Ford

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
- Fran Lebowitz

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list
of the richest people in America.
If I'm not there, I go to work.
- Robert Orben

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone

I get all fired up about aging in America.
- Willard Scott

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly
what their child is up to all the time.
- Barbara Bush

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
- Theodore White

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible
in America today because liberals are calling names
while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
- Ann Coulter

We're not the States of America; we're the United States of America.
If states don't get what they need, we're not going
to have a successful plan,
period.
- Anna Eshoo

In America everything's about who's number one today.
- Bruce Springsteen

We don't want an America that is closed to the world.
What we want is a world that is open to America.
- George H. W. Bush

If you take any populated place - any major city in America -
and drive 45 minutes from that spot directly out of
town you'll be in about as country a place as you'll ever find.
- Bubba Sparxxx

Over the next few years the boardrooms of America are
going to light up with hot flashes.
- Gail Sheehy

The problem we have in America is the systematic erosion
of our religious values in an attempt by certain liberal
groups to expunge our Christian heritage from the public square.
- Pat Robertson

That should be our test regarding immigrants.
Those who come to America to tear it down or live off
of others should not be welcomed.
- Marvin Olasky

I now know all the people worth knowing in America,
and I find no intellect comparable to my own.
- Margaret Fuller

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen,
but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
- Sigmund Freud

The European brand of fascism will probably present
its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America.
- Henry A. Wallace

Ours is a country built more on people than on territory.
The Jews will come from everywhere: from France,
from Russia, from America, from Yemen...
Their faith is their passport.
- David Ben-Gurion


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