"It seems stupid to have discovered America only to make it into a copy of another country."
~ The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton
"American slang is very expressive sometimes."
~ The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"Americans are so charming, that we really must not mind their money."
~ The Rosary
by Florence L. Barclay
"In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent business man."
by Sinclair Lewis
Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's. For the sea is his; he owns it.
~ Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
"She behaves as if she was beautiful. Most American women do. It is the secret of their charm."
~ The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an American--a combination which caused sundry pairs of feminine eyes to look approvingly after him, and sundry dandies in black velvet suits, with rose-colored neckties, buff gloves, and orange flowers in their buttonholes, to shrug their shoulders, and then envy him his inches.
~ Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott