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"Solitude is un-American." - Erica Jong

"On the House Un-American Activities Committee: They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the National Anthem." - Humphrey Bogart

"Solitude is considered un-American." - Erica Jong

"Unions are inherently un-American." - Warner Todd Huston

"Un-American, adj. Wicked, intolerable, heathenish." - Ambrose Bierce

"Can anything be more Un-American than the Un-American committee?" - Burt Lancaster

"Bankruptcy as a solution in kind of un-American." - Thomas W. Horton

"Everyone likes pussy. It's un-American not to like pussy." - Sam Zell

"Nature is very un-American. Nature never hurries." - William George Jordan

"Leaving American disaster victims to languish is morally reprehensible and un-American." - Cedric Richmond

"Ive said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!" - Harry S Truman

"I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!" - Harry S Truman

"Un-American activity cannot be prevented or routed out by employing un-American methods; to preserve freedom we must use the tools that freedom provides." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"[The American position at the UN is] essentially impotent, without influence, heavily outvoted, and isolated." - Jeane Kirkpatrick

"I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that." - Garrison Keillor

"A peacetime draft is the most un-American thing I know." - George Wald

"To divide along the lines of section or caste or creed is un-American." - Theodore Roosevelt

"I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that.'" - Garrison Keillor

"Isadore [Duncan], who had an un-American genius for art, for organizing love, maternity, politics and pedagogy on a great personal scale, had also an un-American genius for grandeur." - Janet Flanner

"A kitchen without an ironing board? Are you kidding? It's un-American. It's like Simon without Garfunkel." - Erma Bombeck

"All privileges based on wealth, and all emnity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American." - Theodore Roosevelt

"American Medical Association [AMA] was strongly opposed to any scheme for group practice and to health insurance ... because they are un-American." - Morris Fishbein

"I feel like I am not an American in the eyes of my government because of their religious beliefs. I think that is un-American." - Michael Newdow

"The American way is the way most law-abiding Americans live - in debt. Does this make a balanced budget un-American?" - Cullen Hightower

"I'd studied English literature and American history, but the English literature, which I thought was going to be helpful to me in an immediate way, was the opposite. So I had to un-think a lot of things and move out of my own head, and I learned a lot. It was like graduate school, but an un-graduate school or an un-school." - Lynne Tillman

"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us." - William O Douglas

"I smoke really good cigars, I don't smoke Cuban cigars. I would never do anything as Un-American as smoke a decent cigar." - Ron White

"The charges are false and despicable. I have not received a fair hearing. This is un-American. All the lawyering will provoke an untoward outcome." - Catherine Crier

"Our federal tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust and completely counterproductive . . . [It] reeks with injustice, and is fundamentally un-American" - Ronald Reagan

"The strongest argument for the un-materialistic character of American life is that we tolerate conditions that are, from a materialistic point of view, intolerable." - Mary Mccarthy

"There was tremendous animus to President [Barack] Obama. Many of people said he was un-American, not a Christian and worse." - Mara Liasson

"Look, the FBI has the tools necessary un-American activities in our country. It goes on, we shouldn't even be talking about it." - Jeb Bush

"My alternative to American superpower is the UN and I might add when China becomes the worlds greatest superpower you will need it too." - Tony Benn

"[Formal question posed to those testifying before the House Committee on Un-American Activities:] Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" - J. Parnell Thomas

"I know jazz is completely un-American. But the reason why America doesn't like it is because it's not funny. We [americans] have made jazz funny." - Paul Provenza

"I don't care if you're a Republican or a Democrat, there is something profoundly un-American about using the brute force of government to bully someone." - Rand Paul

"The only people I've ever heard saying that disagreeing with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld is un-American or treasonous are people who disagree with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld." - Craig Bruce

"Such an atmosphere is un-American, the most un-American thing we have to contend with today. It is the climate of a totalitarian country in which scientists are expected to change their theories to match changes in the police state's propaganda line." - Harry S Truman

"With the Michael Moore movie, certain conservative talk show hosts call him un-American. Him and anybody else who says anything about the war... To question your country's policy, especially in a war that kills people, is definitely not un-American. It's probably the most patriotic thing you can do." - John Fogerty

"There is nothing more American than raising your voice in protest, and there is nothing more un-American than a government that attempts to hit the mute button when it doesn't like what it hears." - Witold Walczak

"Wretched un-idea'd girls." - Samuel Johnson

"Everything is un-American that tends either to government by a plutocracy or government by a mob. To divide along the lines of section or caste or creed is un-American. All privileges based on wealth, and all enmity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American-both of them equally so. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Barack Obama, who might be mercifully closing the Clinton parenthesis in presidential history, is refreshingly cerebral amid this recrudescence of the paranoid style in American politics. He is the un-Edwards and un-Huckabee - an adult aiming to reform the real world rather than an adolescent fantasizing mock-heroic 'fights' against fictitious villains in a left-wing cartoon version of this country." - George Will

"Our country was founded on a distrust of government. Our founding fathers gave power to the people to keep an eye on government. So when politicians say, 'Trust me,' they're actually being very un-American." - David Duchovny

"It's all very Italian (and decidedly un-American): to insist that doing the right thing is the most pleasurable thing, and that the act of consumption might be an act of addition rather than subtraction." - Michael Pollan

"The soldier does not wish to appear a coward, disloyal, or un-American. The situation has been so defined that he can see himself as patriotic, courageous, and manly only through compliance." - Stanley Milgram

"Donald Trump is betraying everything that made America great: tolerance, democratic institutions and respect for the individual. In that sense, Trump is the most un-American U.S. president that the country has had in a long time." - Martin Schulz

"One of the first things every press secretary assures you is, the boss has a wonderful sense of humor, because not to have a sense of humor is considered flagrantly un-American." - Mark Shields

"Because Republicans defected and voted with all the Democrats to reject Jeff Sessions` nomination when they discovered that when he was working as a prosecutor in Alabama, he called the NAACP Un-American." - Lawrence O'Donnell

"Mr. Obama at the UN said that the large nations should not trample small ones in pursuit of what he called "territorial ambition". These are curious statements coming from the American president at this time." - Vijay Prashad

"There is something very quiet and reserved and pessimistic about Obama's temperament that is deeply un-American. There are those people who claim, "Oh, he wasn't born here" - all that is nonsense." - Jess Row

"Our cause in the war on terror isn't helped when we have army officers like Lieutenant General William Boykin speaking in evangelical churches and claiming this as some sort of battle for the Christian religion. That's wrong. That's un-American." - John F Kerry

"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 un-American somehow." - Henry Miller

"Scripture champions contentment and self-control, not the endless pursuit of personal desires. Teaching and modeling these increasingly un-American values is not a high priority in most churches." - Skye Jethani

"The Iraq War. No one took to the streets over it. It certainly would have been appropriate. If anybody even hinted we should... you were called un-American and not supporting the troops." - Hank Azaria

"Whether we start with a provisional status and legal permanent residence... or we set up some other way to assimilate legally, you can't ever put in something that says, 'You can never become a citizen.' That's un-American." - Jeff Denham

"I don't care if you're Republican or a Democrat or a Liberal, getting crucified for the way you think or believe, obviously if it's not hurting anyone, it's just Un-American." - Angie Harmon

"Putting pressure on grand juries to indict in my view is un-American. A grand jury should be allowed to be fair and impartial. They shouldn't have people yelling and screaming." - Rudy Giuliani

"I totally understand that I am a little outrageous in some ways... I'm a little un-P.C., but I really wish I had the chance to perform for the American fans." - Johnny Weir

"President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval of the American voters to become president, either." - David Letterman

"The UN is hardly democratic." - Mahathir Mohamad

"Un croquis vaut mieux qu" - Napoleon Bonaparte

"American leadership is essential." - Hillary Clinton

"I like American history." - Kevin Costner

"I feel Anglo-American." - Christopher Hitchens

"I'm a voyeuristic American." - Casey Wilson

"Friends have asked how I came to engender this American antagonism. My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist. Although I am not a Communist I refused to fall in line by hating them. Secondly, I was opposed to the Committee on Un-American Activities - a dishonest phrase to begin with, elastic enough to wrap around the throat and strangle the voice of any American citizen whose honest opinion is a minority of one." - Charlie Chaplin

"Southerners have repeated the American rhetoric of self admiration and sung the perfection of American institutions ever since the Declaration of Independence. But for half that time they lived intimately with a great social evil and the other half with its aftermath.... The South's preoccupation was with guilt, not with innocence, with the reality of evil, not with the dream of perfection. Its experience... was on the whole a thoroughly un-American one." - C. Vann Woodward

"I am not an American. I am the American." - Mark Twain

"I consider Christianity to be one of the great disasters of the human race... It would be impossible to imagine anything more un - Christianlike than theology." - Alfred North Whitehead

"What's the opposite of suck? Un-suck?" - Anthony Bourdain

"Foley looks like an un-made bed." - Jerry Lawler

"I like to think I'm un-categorisable," - Ang Lee

"The UN doesn't work in a vacuum." - Kofi Annan

"Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Olvidar un hecho, es modificar el pasado." - Oscar Wilde

"Un matrimonio dovrebbe basarsi sulla reciproca incomprensione." - Oscar Wilde

"She's been thinking of the old 'un!" - Charles Dickens

"My library is filled with UN condemnations." - Augusto Pinochet

"Humility is considered an un-masculine quality." - David Duchovny

"I'm an un-healable positive optimist." - Andre Rieu

"I like to think I'm un-categorisable." - Ang Lee

"The American people don't read." - Allen Dulles

"Most American men are repressors." - Ayn Rand

"American television really is pathetic." - Brian Eno

"American men are like women." - Bikram Choudhury

"Winning 'American Idol' is awesome." - Lee Dewyze

"L.A. is my American city." - Tom Ford

"I'm a Native American actress." - Julia Jones

"Being religious is quintessentially American." - Denis Mcdonough

"I'm an all-American girl." - Jordan Pruitt

"I'm basically a homegrown American." - Junior Seau

"I write in American slang." - Norman Spinrad

"I'm living the American dream." - Dick Vitale

"I find American behaviour...odd" - Kate Beckinsale

"I'm the American Winston Churchill." - Michael Moriarty

"American society is still puritanical." - Nick Nolte

"American art, like the American language and American education, was as far as possible sexless." - Henry Adams

"I'm an American. I'm not an African-American; I'm an American." - Raven-Symone

"I was born an American, I live like an American, I will die an American." - John F Kennedy

"I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American!" - Daniel Webster

"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt." - Peter King

"Wonderful songwriting, beautiful production, and deeply rooted in what makes American Roots Music great: Deep Southern Pain. It's the hurt that brings the songs, and it's the songs that heal the hurt. Jonathan's songs bring us there, and back. Check this record out, it's a good 'un." - Mary Gauthier

"Well, that's exactly the wrong attitude. That is not the attitude they had in World War II. Your attitude is that freedom means you can do whatever you want whenever you want it, and that sacrifice is somehow un-American. But the idea that we should also be defensive about our flaws and weaknesses and our vulnerabilities is ridiculous." - Bill Maher

"Where have we come as a country, when loving the Constitution, being a patriot, loving Jesus is extremist? Let me tell you what I think is extreme, is a president who was raised by communists, taught by communists, who was supported by communists, and whose self-appointed, self-admitted heroes are communists. And that, I think, is un-American." - Matt Shea

"We need an effective American diplomacy that will marshall the resources of nations in the Asian Pacific Rim to put pressure on North Korea, on Kim Jong-un, to abandon his nuclear ambitions. It has to remain the policy of the United States of America, the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, plain and simple." - Mike Pence

"We're just trying to end illegitimate government support for a single technology, which is un-American. We should be leading the world in the next generation of technological innovation. But we can't unleash private capital because of what the government is doing to stifle innovation and to choke competition." - Van Jones

"The value of making young people stupid, subject to an educational deficit has enormous currency in a society in which existing relations of power are normalized. Under such conditions, those who hold power accountable are reviewed as treasonous while critically engaged young people are denounced as un-American." - Henry Giroux

"I don't have to stand here and defend the campaign of 1988. I'd be perfectly prepared to do it, but I was elected. I put confidence in the American people, their ability to sort through what is fair and what is unfair, what is ugly and what is un-ugly, and be as positive as possible." - George H W Bush

"For one who has an interest in the body as text, airports are treasure troves of information. It seems almost un-American to enjoy delays, and perhaps enjoy is not the best word, but certainly a delayed flight, if it does nothing else, allows one the opportunity to make prolonged observations about one's fellow travelers." - Abraham Verghese

"I always thought of myself as more American than Americans when I was living in Germany, because I always had this attitude of can-do, and if you're successful, you can show it, which is a very un-German thing, you know." - Kim Dotcom

"Wasn't Saddam destroyed? Wasn't Gaddafi liquidated? Didn't Milosevic go to the Hague? All true. But Stalin survived. Kim Jong-un isn't doing too badly, either - though that's probably because he actually has nuclear weapons, as opposed to Iran which might or might not be trying to acquire them and thus remains on the Israeli-American target list." - Robert Fisk

"Conservatives may worship Adam Smith's 'invisible hand,' but for Obama, the helping hand comes in large measure from the public, not the private sector. To call this 'socialism' is to do violence to the word and to the concept. To call it 'un-American' is a smear." - Jeff Greenfield

"I don't know anything more piggish - I don't know anything more un-American than saying, 'Oh, I'm worried about my own little handout or my own little program or my own little economy and we'll kick this can down the road and let some future generation deal with it." - Todd Rokita

"But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules." - Richard Perle

"I don't know anything more piggish - I don't know anything more un-American than saying, 'Oh, I'm worried about my own little handout or my own little program or my own little economy and we'll kick this can down the road and let some future generation deal with it.'" - Todd Rokita

"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt." - Peter T King

"Americans are free to choose everything from what they eat, drive and watch on TV to the President of the United States. Yet, when it comes to allowing Americans to choose the health insurance that works best for them and their family, the freedom to choose suddenly becomes un-American." - Ron Wyden

"Un pesimista ve la dificultad en cada oportunidad; un optimista ve una oportunidad en cada dificultad" - Winston Churchill

"Kierkegaard seeks to un-socialize the individual in order to un-deify society." - Merold Westphal

"You can't get un-famous. You can get infamous, but you can't get un-famous." - Dave Chappelle

"An un-named song is like an un-named child, it has no identity." - Robyn Hitchcock

"Sometimes I look at where we've come to, and how much technology and advancement there is, and I can't believe that we're not this perfectly balanced, beautiful, peaceful society. I'm shocked that we're so deeply polarized, that there are people who want progress and they feel guilty for wanting progress, because it somehow seems un-American, because being American means staying ignorant and going backward." - Rashida Jones

"Consider: what could be more American than the principle that every person is to be held accountable for his or her crimes only? Could anything be more un-American than the Second Commandment's warning that "I Yahweh, thy God, am a jealous god, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation."? Not even the Common Law would have hung a man because his grandfather had stolen a horse!" - Frank Zindler

"Of course, there are also faculty who are discouraged from speaking critically about social issues because of the increasing assumption in American society that any form of critique which calls official power into question is somehow un-American. This absurd attempt to define any critique of official power as unpatriotic has a chilling effect on faculty, especially when such views and the names of the people to whom they are ascribed are widely disseminated in right-wing and dominant media outlets." - Henry Giroux

"Im not an American but I have always had the outsiders respect for the American people and the American way." - Christiane Amanpour

"I'm not an American but I have always had the outsiders' respect for the American people and the American way." - Christiane Amanpour

"I'm obviously an American citizen. My parents are American citizens. But I'm not looked at as an American." - Ana Castillo

"American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense." - E W Howe

"Losing is the great American sin." - Jerome Holtzman

"All American cars are basically Chevrolets." - Herb Caen

"I just wanted it to be American." - Harmony Korine

"Failure is not an American habit." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"The American conscience died with the Kennedys." - Frank Miller

"It is perfectly American to be wrong." - Newt Gingrich

"Sadly the American dream is dead." - Donald Trump

"I'm an American before any party preference." - Lynn Anderson

"American exceptionalism requires understanding biblical view." - Jim Demint

"The American woman is a monstrosity." - Charles Dickens

"I hope we have American-topias." - Richard Benjamin

"... a local, indigenous, American bizarre-ity." - Stephen Jay Gould

"We want to rescue the American dream." - Bobby Jindal

"All that foreign oil controlling American soil." - Bob Dylan

"The essence of American racism is disrespect." - Ta-Nehisi Coates

"Im no expert on American politics." - Bjorn Lomborg

"I founded the American Red Cross." - Clara Barton

"I am an American aquarium drinker" - Jeff Tweedy

"The American dream itself is declining." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Being an American is a spectator sport." - Brock Fiant

"The family is the American fascism." - Paul Goodman



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