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Alexei Sayle Quotes and Sayings
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Americans have different ways of saying things.
They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'...
they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git.
- Alexei Sayle

Dire Straits is a great band.
Someone tells you they like ""Brothers in Arms"" and
immediately you know they're a stupid annoying git.
- Alexei Sayle

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather
because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
- Alexei Sayle

If you travel to the States...
they have a lot of different words than like what we use.
For instance: they say 'elevator', we say 'lift';
they say 'drapes',
we say 'curtains'; they say 'president',
we say 'seriously deranged git.'
- Alexei Sayle

 

Recently, my personal advisors have been telling me to go to America.
Actually, people have been walking up to me in the
street and telling me to sod off,
but that's the same thing, isn't it?
- Alexei Sayle

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

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Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

We did not fight the Americans or the Europeans.
We fight only the Israeli enemy that took our homes and homeland.
- Ahmed Yassin

Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans,
respect and value the meaning of decency,
and appreciate public institutions that reflect the
common values of our society.
- Mike Rogers

Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.
- Thomas Gold Appleton

I think one of the political problems we have in this
country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike,
all African-Americans think alike.
- Anne Northup

There is a gulf between the high value Americans put
on life in theory and its cheapness in practice.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

Americans are sick and tired of political gamesmanship.
- Henry Waxman

Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most
admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
- George Will

I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think.
They think big.
- Brigitte Bardot

Americans are somehow obsessed with her,
and something about me hit a spot with people in Japan.
- Utada Hikaru

Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many
young Americans by example that the only way to succeed
in sports is to take steroids.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

The home ownership process for Native Americans has
been hobbled by bureaucratic delays and regulations.
- Rick Renzi

The president felt that it was important to send an
ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space
travel as a representative for all Americans.
- Christa McAuliffe

Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental
improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of
keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
- Ernest Dimnet

Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and
Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
None were ever found.
- John Olver

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
- Bob Geldof

Every day more Americans watch their jobs being shipped overseas.
- Jerry Costello

More Americans are working today than at any time in history.
- Roger Wicker

Indeed, I think most Americans now know that in 1935
when Social Security was created,
there were some 42 Americans working for every American
collecting retirement benefits.
- John Shadegg

Those who deny the existence of a supreme being have
been turned into second-class citizens by a government
that continuously sends messages that 'real Americans' believe in God.
- Michael Newdow

Americans want our leaders to defend our values,
our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life,
not apologize.
- Christine O'Donnell

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

Americans' great and secret fear is that America may
turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization.
- Shirley Hazzard

I understand about this idea of terror and what it
means to Americans and this idea that we can't just
walk around free like we did;
life has changed.
- Johnnie Cochran

The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these
wars should they have been compelled to fight them?
- Frank Chodorov

Right after the tragedy, President Bush asked Americans
to get on with their lives and we did.
- Jane D. Hull

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not
care why we went to war in Iraq,
that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
- Adam Schiff

It's hard to decide if TV makes morons out of everyone,
or if it mirrors Americans who really are morons to begin with.
- Martin Mull

Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites
didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across
most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003.
- Juan Cole

You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs
right in the store window for everyone to look at.
- Gordon Sinclair

An energy tax punishes senior citizens,
it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you.
This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job.
- Newt Gingrich

I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women:
they understand each other worse,
and it matters less, than either of them suppose.
- Randall Jarrell

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty
so intimately in their minds,
that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected
by the devastating hurricanes,
and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate
share of the burden in Iraq.
- Marty Meehan

We are at war with enemies that still have the intent
to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

One in seven Americans, including more than 8 million children,
does not have even basic healthcare coverage.
- Dave Reichert

It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering
the economic injustice of working a full-time job and
earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line.
- Bill Pascrell

Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
- Jean Baudrillard

How many McDonald's gift certificates would it take
to sway a lot of Americans to pledge to never publicly criticize the U.S,
President?
- James Bovard

There are as many jobs for younger Americans as there
are for other Americans of every age group in political campaigns.
Campaigns are very labor intensive and volunteer dependent.
- Marc Racicot

The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held
that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights
that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
- Ted Olson

Put too many one-size-fits-all jackets on Americans and the place explodes.
- Lamar Alexander

For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered;
for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
- Henry A. Kissinger

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.
- Ambrose Bierce

Americans are big boys.
You can talk them into almost anything.
Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of
whiskey and be a nice guy.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans
a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.
- Sargent Shriver

I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell
in love with Americans in uniform.
And I continue to have that love affair.
- Madeleine Albright

I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion,
and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience,
no matter what religion or color of their skin,
or situation in life.
- Pete Seeger

A monoculture is not only Hollywood,
but Americans trying to export democracy.
- Bernardo Bertolucci

Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.
- Tim Robbins

Americans pay up to 1000 percent more to fill their
prescriptions than consumers in other countries -
that is an alarming statistic.
- Ken Salazar

Intellectualism came very late to America.
That's why Americans are so proud of it.
I found very few real intellectuals in America.
But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals.
- Douglas Sirk

There's been an increase in the number of Iraqis in training,
but more Americans are dying and violence is increasing.
- Lawrence Korb

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated
to be the objects of satire.
- Carroll O'Connor

I think Americans like the practical;
they like the human.
And I like both those things myself,
and I try and put them into my books.
- John Keegan

Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own.
- William Greider


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