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Ed McMahon Quotes and Sayings
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All Americans need a sense of place.
That's what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about.
- Ed McMahon

Like Venice, Italy, New Orleans is a cultural treasure.
And everyone who lived in the city should be allowed to come back.
But that doesn't mean that they all should live in
exactly the same spot that they lived before.
- Ed McMahon

It's really kind of hard to be a suburb of nothing.
If you don't have a downtown, you really don't have anything.
It's hard to build a community around parking lots and subdivisions.
- Ed McMahon

There was a time...
when people didn't go out of their house on Tuesday
night at eight o'clock because Milton Berle was on.
- Ed McMahon

 

The majority of people who buy homes in golf course
communities don't play golf.
Golf is way down at the bottom in terms of total numbers and growth.
- Ed McMahon

Honesty is the most single most important factor having
a direct bearing on the final success of an individual,
corporation, or product.
- Ed McMahon

Golf courses sell real estate and that's why they're built.
- Ed McMahon

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There is no planning.
On the night it is really great, it's euphoria and
if it is not so great there is always tomorrow night.
That was his attitude.
- Ed McMahon

You can grow without destroying the things that you love.
- Ed McMahon

Johnny once described our relationship by saying we
were as close as two people could be without being married.
- Ed McMahon

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -
after they've tried everything else.
- Winston Churchill

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated
thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

The cost of freedom is always high,
but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall never choose,
and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
- John F. Kennedy

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

Only Americans can hurt America.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I predict future happiness for Americans
if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate
in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
- Brad Henry

I fully recognize and appreciate the many substantial
contributions of black Americans and other minorities
to the creation and preservation and development of our great nation.
- Strom Thurmond

I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim,
as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing:
you Americans are living on baby food.
- Erich von Stroheim

Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions.
But when the words "gay marriage" are presented,
they break 3-to-1 against it.
- Dick Morris

The Constitution, as originally drawn,
made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre
considered equal members of society.
- Constance Baker Motley

The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these
wars should they have been compelled to fight them?
- Frank Chodorov

Like Americans, people outside America want fun,
want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism
and calculation that mark the rest of their lives.
- Todd Gitlin

But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country.
Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims,
are loyal Americans.
- Peter King

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

Next door to Ethiopia spreading out along the strategic
Red Sea coastline is Eritrea,
a relatively new country, and a place that few Americans
seem to fully understand.
- Dana Rohrabacher

It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren
should remain peacefully round their own fires,
and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people.
- Zebulon Pike

Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em.
- Casey Stengel

My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans
were interned during World War II.
It took our nation over 40 years to apologize.
- Mike Honda

Our work to provide equal opportunities for all Americans
should be a year-round mission.
- Nick Rahall

Working Americans who believe in our country and who
believe in our Constitution are saying,
'Enough is enough!'
- John Boehner

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not
care why we went to war in Iraq,
that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
- Adam Schiff

It is hard to know how many people do,
but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers,
nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom
that our forefathers had.
- James Bovard

When regulations on the housing industry are reasonable,
the cost of housing goes down.
Regulatory relief is needed to make housing more affordable to more Americans.
- Randy Neugebauer

One in 5 Americans is touched by the Red Cross every single year.
- Robert Brady

Americans are not saving enough for retirement.
- Tammy Baldwin

Whatever it is that the government does,
sensible Americans would prefer that the government
does it to somebody else.
This is the idea behind foreign policy.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Americans who may be going to the largest embassy we've ever had.
- Richard Lugar

We don't believe in planners and deciders making the
decisions on behalf of Americans.
- George W. Bush

Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American
community as it does in white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra

Preserving parks and open spaces is a winner because
it doesn't need to be explained to everyday Americans.
- Frank Luntz

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong -
is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth -
then all Americans are in peril.
- Harry S. Truman

I understand why so many Americans were angry when
I was first discovered in Afghanistan.
I realize many still are, but I hope in time that feeling will change.
- John Walker Lindh

Americans are so dedicated to their jobs.
- Jamelia

The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans
a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.
- Sargent Shriver

It's like everybody is obsessed with Hollywood movies worldwide.
And even though everybody hates the Americans,
they're still watching American movies.
- Roland Emmerich

There are as many jobs for younger Americans as there
are for other Americans of every age group in political campaigns.
Campaigns are very labor intensive and volunteer dependent.
- Marc Racicot

Americans have a penchant for the future and tend to disregard the past.
- Alan Dundes

We stand strong together - as Americans -
many cultures,
races and faiths, but one nation under God.
- Bob Taft

If we do not make tough decisions now,
future Americans will have to make even tougher ones.
- Virginia Foxx

It appalls me that the people who decide what Americans
will be watching on the tube have never been to the United States.
Not the real United States.
- John Ratzenberger

Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected.
- Philip Emeagwali

As much as everyone wants to downplay racism,
it exists.
There's a great mistrust among some African-Americans of white people.
- Steve Mitchell

In the first State of the Union of his second term,
President Bush made clear to Americans tonight that
he is not going to play the role of a lame duck President.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd.
- Daniel Berrigan

Perhaps Europeans are a bit more skeptic whereas Americans are more believers.
- Isabelle Huppert

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 naive, I feel!
- Eddie Izzard

The politicians in Washington are spending trillions of dollars of our money.
When are Americans going to stand up and say enough is enough?
- Joe Wurzelbacher

There is a gulf between the high value Americans put
on life in theory and its cheapness in practice.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

Nuclear weapons kill Americans - they don't kill Republicans or Democrats -
they kill Americans.
- Joe Wilson

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means
left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country,
the colonies will submit.
- George III

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are
a thinker you must be a frowning bore,
because thinking is so damn serious.
- Jacques Maritain

There are many young Americans that are very distant
from our political process.
- Kurt Angle


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