America Quotes by Actors
The three differences between American and British people:
- We speak English and you don't.
- When we hold a World Championship for a particular sport, we invite teams from other countries to play, as well.
- When you meet the head of state in Great Britain, you only have to go down on one knee.
Cleese: You see, you could never do a sketch like that these days. The audience is too uninformed. I blame the Americans. Nation of obese, violent, pig-ignorant, bible-thumping morons contaminating world culture. Thatís why I spend most of my time here in France.... Beautiful, isnít it? Just look at those olive trees. Interviewer: This is Santa Barbara.
I consider myself a citizen of the world!
On why he had never become a U.S. citizen.
I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
After difficulties in being re-admitted to the United States, based on suspicions of communist sympathies.
That's a part of the sickness in America, that you have to think in terms of who wins, who loses, who's good, who's bad, who's best, who's worst . . . I don't like to think that way. Everybody has their own value in different ways, and I don't like to think who's the best at this. I mean, what's the point of it?
on the Academy Awards, to Connie Chung after his Best Supporting Actor nomination for A Dry White Season (1989)
It's lovely that Harry Potter and the Bond movies are still shot in England - that's a great pleasure, but it's true that most of the well-paid work is in America.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pale Blue Dot
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Out of My Later Years
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Long Walk to Freedom
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