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"An asylum for the sane would be empty in America."  (George Bernard Shaw)

"Anyone who wants to get to know the South should get to know her women. They are tough, loving, frail and powerful. They hold so many of our best kept secrets."  (James Dickey)

"Despite the guarantee of free speech (and, thus, freedom of ideas), Americans have never become fully comfortable with the concept that ideas alone are not cause for dicrimination, either legal or contractual."  (Christopher Lampton)

"Die in the West and you're halfway to Heaven."  (Groucho Marx, referring to the West Coast of the U.S., The Groucho Letters)

"Do I simplify all matters by saying that the US acts everywhere as an evil empire? Yeah, that would certainly oversimplify things. And that's why I pointed out that the US is behaving like every other power. The US happens to be more powerful so it's therefore, as you'd expect, more violent. But, yeah, everyone else is about the same. So when the British were running the world, they were doing the same thing."  (Noam Chomsky, from Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky In Our Times, 2003)

"Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half."  (Gore Vidal)

"I don't know if a country where the people are so ignorant of reality and of history, if you can call that a free world."  (Jane Fonda, on America, 2003)

"I feel that America is essentially against the artist, that the enemy of America is the artist, because he stands for individuality and creativeness, and that's unAmerican somehow. I think that of all countries we have to overlook the communist countries of course America is the most mechanized, robotized of all."  (Henry Miller, The Paris Review)

"I think one of the things about American culture is that it really doesn't matter too much where you live. All you need is an antenna and a modem, and you're pretty much in the mainstream."  (David Foster Wallace)

"I'd move to Los Angeles if Australia and New Zealand were swallowed up by a huge tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in Europe, and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack."  (Russell Crowe)

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