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    Now people are worried not about the prospects of buying new things, but about how to pay for the things they bought yesterday, a year ago or years before. It is, as Americans like to say, "a wholly different kind of ball-game".
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  american  year 
     
    Parisian men make love all day and have no time to work; American men work all day and have no time for love.
    — Zsa Zsa Gabor
    tags: time  men  work  american 
     
    Comfort, simplicity, practicality - these are all American words. It is simplicity in fabric and way of cut. You cannot produce complicated clothes or spend ten days making a dress. Mine is all done by scaling measurements. I use the body as the land, as when building a house.
    — Zoran
    The American Dream has become a death sentence of drudgery, consumerism, and fatalism: a garage sale where the best of the human spirit is bartered away for comfort, obedience and trinkets. It's unequivocally absurd.
    — Zoltan Istvan
    When you sit in America you miss the open plains and you miss the sound of rain and the smell of rain and the smell of the veld. If you're African it's different and I don't think one will ever become an American or British. It doesn't matter where you move, you will always be a South African.
    — Zola Budd
    tags: rain  america  american 
     
    I think as an American society, when we're paying too many taxes or dealing with war, we don't want to see sad things at the movies.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: society  sad  movie  war  tax  american 
     
    To be seen and to be respected for my work and acknowledged as a true American Latina... means a lot to me.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: work  true  american 
     
    What makes America special is that people come here, assimilate and become American with all of the rights and responsibilities citizenship bestows.
    — Zoe Lofgren
    Social Security not only helps Americans enjoy a secure retirement, it has also kept millions of Americans out of poverty.
    — Zoe Lofgren
    tags: poverty  help  american 
     
    I hate going to bed. I read scripts, clean, listen to the radio - I've fallen asleep to 'This American Life' more times than I can count!
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: time  hate  read  american 
     
    I think Americans should have a policy of love. That should be the foreign policy, love. Export Love.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: american 
     
    I'm not an American, Do they count the votes in America? I haven't voted in Jamaica either.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: american 
     
    I don't think we should do anything that should make the people hate the American people more.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: people  hate  american 
     
    You have opened a new chapter in the relations of the American and Chinese people... I am confident that this beginning of our friendship will certainly meet with majority support of our two peoples.
    — Zhou Enlai
    One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory.
    — Zhou Enlai
    Chinese women are much more modest than American women when it comes to clothes. We tend to show less flesh.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: women  american 
     
    I used to ask myself why American universities are financed through endowments. Now I know: During the early days of America, the state was poor and when citizens wanted to set something up, they needed to collect money themselves. Historically, this was different in Europe. There used to be a strong state, a monarch or a king. He provided money.
    — Zhang Xin
    There is a long American tradition of suspicion of concentrated economic power because of its tendency to corrupt government and turn it from a democracy into a plutocracy.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    Why is it that there's more indignation over a photo of a prisoner with underwear on his head than over the video of a young American with no head at all?
    — Zell Miller
    tags: young  photo  american 
     
    Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, todays Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators.
    — Zell Miller
    You won't find average Americans on the left or on the right. You'll find them at Kmart.
    — Zell Miller
    tags: right  american 
     
    One of these days, someone smarter and younger and more articulate than I is going to get through to the American people just how really messed up the federal government has become. And when that happens, the American people are going to rise up like that football crowd in Cleveland and run both teams off the field.
    — Zell Miller
    We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising.
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    tags: dreams  american 
     
    Whenever I'm in the U.K., people say I have an American accent. Which is, obviously, funny.
    — Zedd
    tags: people  funny  american 
     
    American agents... are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature.
    — Zebulon Pike
    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
    tags: people  fire  wishes  american 
     
    If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
    — Zebulon Pike
    tags: death  men  success  american  honor 
     
    That [American exceptionalism] is a reaction to the inability of people to understand global complexity or important issues like American energy dependency. Therefore, they search for simplistic sources of comfort and clarity. And the people that they are now selecting to be, so to speak, the spokespersons of their anxieties are, in most cases, stunningly ignorant.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. That is an unhealthy condition in a country in which foreign policy has to be endorsed by the people if it is to be pursued. And it makes it much more difficult for any president to pursue an intelligent policy that does justice to the complexity of the world.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Today, with America being a beleaguered global power, in part because of its own mistakes, it is absolutely essential that the American democracy refocuses its concerns towards global issues and does not approach its own specific problems on the basis of, to some extend, self-induced fear.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    I was confident about America and the idea that in America people can become American without masking their ethnic identity.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    I think the US has the right to have its own national security policy. I think most Americans would agree with that. And therefore clarity on this issue is important and especially if we commit ourselves, explicitly and bindingly, to Israel's security.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: right  clarity  american 
     
    I think the sheer attrition of American global domination will create circumstances in which the Chinese will be tempted to reach out for more influence, including in regions in which we have special interests, such as the Middle East, from which they already obtain a great deal of their energy. And that region will be seeking some new superpower patron.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    The American people have to think hard about their definition of the meaning of the good life, that hedonistic, materialistic society of high levels of consumption, increasing social inequality is not a society that can be part of the solution of the world's problems.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Let's face it: The Jewish community is the most active political community in American society.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    I have no patience for those in the American Jewish community who just go around slandering people as anti-Semites without realizing that what they're doing is really trivializing anti-Semitism.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    American power worldwide is at its historic zenith.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: power  historic  american 
     
    The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent. The public supported America's engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    The president has to project to the American people a sense of demanding idealism. Idealism which is not based in self-indulgence, but on self-denial and sacrifice, and on this such an America is going to be credible to the world.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Americans have eliminated Iran's worst enemies, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam [Hussein]. I occasionally threatened my Iranian counterpart in Kabul that one day I would send him a big bill for what we did. But, seriously, Iran is pursuing a dual strategy in Iraq. On the one hand, the Iranians, after decades of hostility, are now interested in good relations. On the other hand, they want to keep the country weak and dominate the region.
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
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