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«America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.»
«April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.»
«America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased.»
«As Calcutta smells of death and Bombay of Money, Bangkok smells of sex, but this sexual aroma is mingled with the sharper whiffs of sex and money»
Author: Paul Theroux
Death and dying
«America - It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time»
«An insular country, subject to fogs, and with a powerful middle class, requires grave statesmen.»
«An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod»
«'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'»
«Anybody can be good in the country»
«And whatever our faith -- whatever our faith, one belief should bind us all: The measure of our character is our willingness to give of ourselves for others and for our country.»