1. That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
2. I hope you find someone you can’t live without.I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it’s like to have to try and live without them.
3. No, I’m not choosing him or you. I’m choosing me.
4. America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
5. If you don’t want me to be in love with you, you’re going to have to stop looking so lovely. First thing tomorrow I’m having your maids sew some potato sacks together for you.
6. Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
7. You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.
8. You get confused by crying women, I get confused by walks with princes.
9. In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem.
10. Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
11. If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.
12. I can’t help it.” I sighed. “One can never help being born into perfection.
13. I should have known that if any girl was going to disobey an order, it would be you.
14. You’re in America now,” I said. “Our idea of diplomacy is showing up with a gun in one hand and a sandwich in the other and asking which you’d prefer.
15. Yes, Maxon,” I whispered. “It’s possible.
16. Listen to me, kitten. Win or lose, you’ll always be a princess to me.
17. It’s not radical Islam that worries the US — it’s independence
18. You’re too beautiful for your own good. Once you leave, we’ll have to send some of the guards with you. You’ll never survive on your own, poor thing.
19. This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do.
20. My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain…There was a time when our people covered the land as the waves of a wind-ruffled sea cover its shell-paved floor, but that time long since passed away with the greatness of tribes that are now but a mournful memory.
21. P.S. May, don’t these strawberry tarts just make you want to cry?
22. Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here’s American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!
23. People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah’s ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.
24. Is this a good time to pat your shoulder?
25. In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
26. Need someone to talk to? I could tug my ear right now.
27. You can’t talk about fucking in America, people say you’re dirty. But if you talk about killing somebody, that’s cool.
28. The most important thing for everyone in Gringolandia is to have ambition and become ‘somebody,’ and frankly, I don’t have the least ambition to become anybody.
29. The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.
30. As a nation, we began by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’ We now practically read it ‘all men are created equal, except negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.
31. I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation- a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, away from any Here. They spoke quietly of how they wanted to go someday, to move about, free and unanchored, not toward something but away from something. I saw this look and heard this yearning everywhere in every states I visited. Nearly every American hungers to move.
32. I guessed princesses-in-training didn’t wear pants.
33. America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself.
34. He reached up and tugged his ear. And I did the same.
35. The Selection was no longer something that was simply happening to me, but something I was actively a part of. I was an Elite.
36. Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.
37. We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. “I’m this way because my father made me this way. I’m this way because my husband made me this way.” Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.
38. We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world—bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts.
39. In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky — her grand old woods — her fertile fields — her beautiful rivers — her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When I remember that all is cursed with the infernal actions of slaveholding, robbery and wrong, — when I remember that with the waters of her noblest rivers, the tears of my brethren are borne to the ocean, disregarded and forgotten, and that her most fertile fields drink daily of the warm blood of my outraged sisters, I am filled with unutterable loathing.
40. And America, too, is a delusion, the grandest one of all. The white race believes–believes with all its heart–that it is their right to take the land. To kill Indians. Make war. Enslave their brothers. This nation shouldn’t exist, if there is any justice in the world, for its foundations are murder, theft, and cruelty. Yet here we are.
41. It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
42. America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing.
43. Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition.
44. Regarding the fitness craze: America has lost its soul; now it’s trying to save its body.
45. This is America. We’re entitled to our opinions.”
“Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts.
46. Everybody’s serious but me.
47. Being an American is about having the right to be who you are. Sometimes that doesn’t happen.
48. Look, America is no more a democracy than Russia is a Communist state. The governments of the U.S. and Russia are practically the same. There’s only a difference of degree. We both have the same basic form of government: economic totalitarianism. In other words, the settlement to all questions, the solutions to all issues are determined not by what will make the people most healthy and happy in the bodies and their minds but by economics. Dollars or rubles. Economy uber alles. Let nothing interfere with economic growth, even though that growth is castrating truth, poisoning beauty, turning a continent into a shit-heap and riving an entire civilization insane. Don’t spill the Coca-Cola, boys, and keep those monthly payments coming.
49. We don’t like to kill our unborn; we need them to grow up and fight our wars.
50. America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.
51. You actually cannot sell the idea of freedom, democracy, diversity, as if it were a brand attribute and not reality — not at the same time as you’re bombing people, you can’t.
52. Castes never meant that much to me.
53. America does not know the difference between money and sex. It treats sex like money because it treats sex as a medium of exchange, and it treats money like sex because it expects its money to get pregnant and reproduce.
54. Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
55. The Angeles air was quiet, and for a while I laid still, listening to the sound of Maxon breathing.
56. I remembered suddenly that Aspen had always been this way. He sacrificed sleep for me, he risked getting caught out after curfew for me, he scrounged together pennies for me. Aspen’s generosity was harder to see because it wasn’t as grand as Maxon’s, but the heart behind what he gave was so much bigger.
57. So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naïve, I feel!
58. How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
59. The look in Marlee’s eyes was triumphant, and the smile hiding behind her cup of tea said, ‘Gotcha’!
60. America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.