"Madam Walker was a woman who transformed herself in a very American, rags-to-riches way."
"All I ever wanted to be was president of the American League."
"In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning."
"An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed."
"We seek the right to play our part in advancing the cause of national defense and national unity. But certainly, there can be no true national unity where one-tenth of the population is denied their basic rights as American citizens."
"By the '40s, Sam Goldwyn is a very serious man. By the '50s, he's the dean of American producers. To the end, he was Hollywood's gray eminence."
"I like my subjects to be American, and not too dead, so I can interview people who knew them."
"The chances of Israeli science competing with big American science are small. For almost 15 years, we had no competition."
"I had experiences or exposure to music in church. I went to a church, it was very unique. It was a predominantly African American Catholic church. So they would have - one mass would be traditional church music, and then the other mass would be gospel music."
"In committing an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces to join international Ebola relief efforts in West Africa, President Obama seems to be fulfilling the plans of highly influential progressive groups who seek to transform the American military into more of a social-work organization."