A lot of American playwrights seem..

A lot of American playwrights seem to have a career as a playwright. I don't consider it a career at all.

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The campaign finance scandal in America is the global warming of American political life - with cash substituting for deadly solar radiation.
America
American
Campaign
Campaign Finance
Cash
Deadly
Finance
Global
Global Warming
Life
Political
Political Life
Radiation
Scandal
In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.
American
City
Everyone
Exile
More
New
New York
New York City
None
Than
York
I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.
Admire
American
Both
Defer
Envy
Other
Poets
Reason
Some
Who
We Americans are a primitive people... Americans seem to have little respect for the law or the rights of others.
American
Law
Little
Others
People
Primitive
Respect
Rights
Seem
I am shocked at the attitude of our American troops. They have no respect for death, the courage of an enemy soldier, or many of the ordinary decencies of life.
Am
American
American Troops
Attitude
Courage
Death
Enemy
I Am
Life
Many
No Respect
Ordinary
Our
Respect
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
American
Bits
Books
Broadcast
City
Contain
Equal
Information
Large
More
Single
Than
Value
Video
New York - that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American.
American
City
Every
Exile
More
New
New York
None
Than
Unnatural
Where
York
I do not diminish the incredible symbolic importance of a black man getting elected president. But my euphoria was a smart guy getting elected president. Maybe for the first time in my lifetime we had elected one of the thousand smartest Americans president.
American
Black
Diminish
Elected
Euphoria
First
First Time
Getting
Guy
Had
Importance
Incredible
Lifetime
Man
The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
American
Been
Before
Believe
Best
Chilly
Consent
Few
Follow
Forward
Has-Been
He
Last
Lonely
The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
American
Best
Let Us
Russian
Russians
Thing
Us
Want
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
About
Adore
Adoring
American
Go
Me
Nice
Say
Something
Them
Until
Will
There are no second acts in American lives.
Acts
American
American Lives
Lives
Second
The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
American
American Women
Bewildered
Faces
Maps
Most
Over
Relief
Thirty
Unhappiness
Women
The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement, explain American development.
Advance
American
Area
Continuous
Development
Existence
Explain
Free
Land
Recession
Settlement
I am an American citizen and it is my home now. I like the U.S.A., which is not a place too many people have liked since Bush. The U.S. has a young population, and everything can change within a year.
Am
American
American Citizen
Bush
Change
Citizen
Everything
Home
I Am
Like
Liked
Many
Now
People
One of the characteristics of North American culture is that you can always start again. You can always move forward, cross a border of a state or a city or a county, and move West, most of the time West. You leave behind guilt, past traditions, memories.
Again
Always
American
American Culture
Behind
Border
Characteristics
City
County
Cross
Culture
Forward
Guilt
Leave
The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking.
American
American Way
Defend
Fact
Gun
Life
Life Is A
Own
Shoot
Thinking
Very
Way
You
Your
The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
Abuse
Ambition
American
Common
Effect
Faults
Language
Simplicity
Terms
Want
I never thought that I would come to live in the United States. I was not pursuing the American dream.
American
American Dream
Come
Dream
Live
Never
Pursuing
States
Thought
United
United States
Would
I have become an American citizen, and I love this country. I think that this country has incredible potential for goodness, an incredible possibility for doing the wrong thing, too.
American
American Citizen
Become
Citizen
Country
Doing
Goodness
I Love
I Think
Incredible
Love
Possibility
Potential
Thing
When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
About
American
American Society
Being
Cut
Destroy
Found
Funds
I Can
Itself
Library
More
Only
Read
Americans have a warrior's mentality, most of them. That's how this society was built. The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking.
American
American
American Way
Built
Defend
Fact
Gun
How
Life
Life Is A
Mentality
Most
Own
Shoot
Americans have a warrior's mentality, most of them. That's how this society was built. The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking.
American
American
American Way
Built
Defend
Fact
Gun
How
Life
Life Is A
Mentality
Most
Own
Shoot
I write about the American dream: if you set your mind to do something, you can do it. My fans know they're getting the real thing.
About
American
American Dream
Dream
Fans
Getting
I Write
Know
Mind
Real
Real Thing
Set
Something
Thing
I'm a writer. In Latin America, they say I'm a Latin-American writer because I also write in Spanish and my books are translated, but I am an American citizen and my books are published here, so I'm also an American writer.
Also
Am
America
American
American Citizen
Because
Books
Citizen
Here
I Am
Latin
Latin America
Published
Say
I am currently talking to one of the studios about making American Star as a TV series.
About
Am
American
Currently
I Am
Making
Series
Star
Studios
Talking
TV
TV Series
Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.
American
Bond
Come
Fine
Good
Most
People
Reflected
Seemed
Texas
Them
Were
The world starts to exist, for Americans, when we are in conflict with a place. And then all of a sudden, Afghanistan pops up on the TV screen and it becomes a place. And it exists for three weeks, and then it disappears into thin air.
Afghanistan
Air
American
Becomes
Conflict
Disappears
Exist
Exists
Place
Pops
Screen
Starts
Sudden
Then
The European who comes to America plunges into the virgin forest with wonder and delight; while the American who goes to Europe finds his greatest pleasure, at first, in hunting up the memorials of the past. Each is in quest of novelty, and is burning with the desire to gaze at objects of which he has often read.
America
American
Burning
Delight
Desire
Each
Europe
European
Finds
First
Forest
Gaze
Goes
Greatest
Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
American
Backward
Characteristic
Direction
Historical
Ignorance
Just
Look
National
Natural
Remains
Certainly there is, for the American Negro artist who can escape the restrictions the more advanced among his own group would put upon him, a great field of unused material ready for his art.
Advanced
American
Among
Art
Artist
Certainly
Escape
Field
Great
Group
Him
His
Material
More
Americans don't want cowboys to be gay.
American
Cowboys
Gay
Want
Without going outside his race, and even among the better classes with their 'white' culture and conscious American manners, but still Negro enough to be different, there is sufficient matter to furnish a black artist with a lifetime of creative work.
American
Among
Artist
Be Different
Better
Black
Classes
Conscious
Creative
Creative Work
Culture
Different
Enough
Even
Man is alone everywhere. But the solitude of the Mexican, under the great stone night of the high plateau that is still inhabited by insatiable gods, is very different from that of the North American, who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens and moral precepts.
Abstract
Alone
American
Citizens
Different
Everywhere
Fellow
Fellow Citizens
Gods
Great
High
Inhabited
Insatiable
Machines
Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
American
Contemporary
Expedience
Justice
Law
Rule
I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.
American
Back
Bobby
Book
Collected
Come
Days
Dylan
Folk
Folk music
Go
He
Knew
Lived
I am not an African. I am an American.
African
Am
American
I am
Jazz music, as is also the case with the old down-home spirituals, gospel and jubilee songs, jumps, shouts and moans, is essentially an American vernacular or idiomatic modification of musical conventions imported from Europe, beginning back during the time of the early settlers of the original colonies.
Also
American
Back
Beginning
Case
Colonies
Conventions
Early
Essentially
Europe
Gospel
Imported
Jazz
Jazz music
A jazz tune, melody, or composition is usually based on either a traditional twelve-bar, eight-bar, or four-bar blues chorus or on the thirty-two-bar chorus of the American popular song.
American
Based
Blues
Chorus
Composition
Either
Jazz
Melody
Popular
Song
Traditional
Tune
When I came to America, I was already a writer, already published in Bosnia. I was planning to go back, but I had no choice but to stay here after the civil war, so I enrolled at Northwestern in a master's program and studied American literature.
After
America
American
American literature
Back
Bosnia
Came
Choice
Civil
Civil war
Enrolled
Go
Had
Here
To the best of my knowledge and of my effort, every lineage statement within 'Roots' is from either my African or American families' carefully preserved oral history, much of which I have been able conventionally to corroborate with documents.
Able
African
American
American families
Been
Best
Carefully
Documents
Effort
Either
Every
Families
History
Knowledge
Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
American
Aristocracy
Contemporary
Every
Every american
Fallen
Feels
He
His
Literary
Poet
Poetry
Responsibility
Shoulders
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
American
Been
Great
Great american
Novel
Only
Rejected
Written
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
American
American
American literature
British
Could
English
Inappropriate
Literature
More
Nothing
Sensibility
Since
Source
Than
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
American
American
American literature
British
Could
English
Inappropriate
Literature
More
Nothing
Sensibility
Since
Source
Than
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
American
Baseball
Game
Great
Great things
I see
Our
See
Things
I was born in Hoboken. I am an American. Photography is my passion. The search for Truth my obsession.
Am
American
Born
I am
I was born
Obsession
Passion
Photography
Search
Truth
When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable.
Almost
American
Difficulties
Finding
First
Landed
Making
Must
Seemed
Settlers
Shelter
Shores
Unbearable
Well
The first and most natural way of lighting the houses of the American colonists, both in the North and South, was by the pine-knots of the fat pitch-pine, which, of course, were found everywhere in the greatest plenty in the forests.
American
Both
Colonists
Course
Everywhere
Fat
First
Forests
Found
Greatest
Houses
Lighting
Most
Natural
William Maxwell's my favorite North American writer, I think. And an Irish writer who used to write for 'The New Yorker' called Maeve Brennan, and Mary Lavin, another Irish writer. There were a lot of writers that I found in 'The New Yorker' in the Fifties who wrote about the same type of material I did - about emotions and places.
About
American
Another
Did
Emotions
Favorite
Fifties
Found
I think
Irish
Lot
Mary
Material
New