American Dream Quotes About Freedom, Hard Work, Great Gatsby

American Dream Quotes About Freedom, Hard Work, Great Gatsby

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Technology is transforming how we hold ourselves, contorting our bodies into what the New Zealand physiotherapist Steve August calls the ‘iHunch.’ I’ve also heard people call it ‘text neck,’ and in my work, I sometimes refer to it as ‘iPosture.’

Amy Cuddy

Yeah, we held a junior carp tournament on the St. Lawrence River in New York last August. I hosted that along with a couple of other people.

Tom Felton

To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.

Maya Lin

When I first started shooting ‘Sharpe,’ back in the early 1990s, I’d kiss my two elder daughters goodbye at the end of August – Evie wasn’t even born then – and I wouldn’t see them again until Christmas. That was tough. They were hard times.

Sean Bean

The owners said that they wanted the salary cap and refused to promise that they would abide by the rules of the just-expired contract after the season ended. Believing we had no choice, the players went on strike in August of 1994.

David Cone

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.

J. G. Ballard

I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That’s exactly what I’ve done.

Whoopi Goldberg
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My favourite Nice restaurant is in the market. It’s open mainly for the market people, and shuts in August.

Mary Quant

African-Americans are always forced to learn the other culture, but the other culture is not forced to learn ours. I went to acting school at Juilliard, and we learned Shakespeare and Shaw, but we never did the work of a single African-American playwright, not August Wilson or Ntozake Shange or Imir Baraka.

Tracie Thoms

The promise of the American Dream requires that we are all provided an equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our nation.

Charles B. Rangel

The American Dream is independence and being able to create that dream for yourself.

Marsha Blackburn

My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.

Rick Bass

Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That’s the greatness of this country.

Rafael Cruz

The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one’s children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals.

Leonard Boswell

‘Power’ came in August. February 2014, ‘Empire’ ended. That whole time, I was like, ‘You know what, let me just take a break from this and focus on music’ so in that time period, I did my whole EP. Got the single ‘Lotto.’

Rotimi

I kept having the producers of ‘Fog in August’ take out some of the Nazi terms and phrases. I don’t want audiences to look at this doctor and say, ‘He is a Nazi monster’ and think that it has nothing to do with our lives today.

Sebastian Koch

It was the 31st of August in 1962 that eighteen of us traveled twenty-six miles to the county courthouse in Indianola to try to register to become first-class citizens. We was met in Indianola by policemen, Highway Patrolmen, and they only allowed two of us in to take the literacy test at the time.

Fannie Lou Hamer

In August 1961, I visited President Kennedy at Hyannis Port. The Berlin Wall was going up, and he was about to begin a huge military buildup – reluctantly, or so he said, as he puffed on a cigar liberated by a friend from Castro’s Cuba.

Gore Vidal

Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn’t mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense – the idea that anyone can make it.

Fareed Zakaria

What is the American dream? The American dream is one big tent. One big tent. And on that big tent you have four basic promises: equal protection under the law, equal opportunity, equal access, and fair share.

Jesse Jackson

The American dream comes from opportunity. The opportunity comes from our founding principles, our core values that’s held together and protected by the Constitution. Those ideas are neither Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, white, or black. Those are American ideologies.

Ted Yoho

We need to remain a nation that doesn’t just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants who come here seeking to pursue the American Dream.

Ted Cruz

The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn’t really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that.

Marco Rubio

I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family.

Sanford I. Weill

The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work.

Fabrizio Moreira

The American Dream I believe in is one that provides anyone willing to work hard enough with the opportunity to succeed.

Tammy Duckworth

I’m somewhat of a socialist in the sense that I believe in housing for the homeless and medical care for all. So, for me, the American dream has been having a TV show, and being successful and having a nice house and having everything.

Jim Jefferies

In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor.

Julian Castro

The American dream is dead for the majority of America.

Suze Orman

I think the American Dream used to be achieving one’s goals in your field of choice – and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.

Buzz Aldrin

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.

Tommy Hilfiger

I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.

Bruce Springsteen

To realize the American dream, the most important thing to understand is that it belongs to everybody. It’s a human dream. If you understand this and work very hard, it is possible.

Cristina Saralegui

College is part of the American dream. It shouldn’t be part of a financial nightmare for families.

Barbara Mikulski

The American Dream is still alive out there, and hard work will get you there. You don’t necessarily need to have an Ivy League education or to have millions of dollars startup money. It can be done with an idea, hard work and determination.

Bill Rancic

The American dream belongs to all of us.

Kamala Harris

The American Dream never really existed. It was a marketing scam.

James Altucher

My dad’s from that generation like a lot of immigrants where he feels like if you come to this country, you pay this thing like the American dream tax: like you’re going to endure some racism, and if it doesn’t cost you your life, well hey, you lucked out. Pay it; there you go, Uncle Sam. I was born here, so I actually had the audacity of equality.

Hasan Minhaj

For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.

Bernie Sanders

I don’t understand why black people have been so quiescent, so passive over the hundreds of years of American history. Why hasn’t there been more violence, more armed struggle? I know answers to some of that, but it seems to me it’s an issue of faith, an abiding faith in some sort of great beyond, or great spirit, or even in the American dream.

John Edgar Wideman

In August 1945, a former Army pilot with an artificial leg pitched five and a third innings for Washington against Boston. This would turn out to be Bert Shepard’s only major league game, and it remains one of the heartwarming moments in baseball history.

George Vecsey

I’m the daughter of refugees. The immigrant mentality is to work hard, be brave, and never give up in your pursuit of achieving the American dream.

Reshma Saujani

The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.

Azar Nafisi

High school dropouts are forfeiting their opportunity to pursue the American Dream.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Immigration reform is for those thousands of people in my district and the millions of people across the country who want nothing more than to work hard, provide for their families, and reach for the American Dream.

Jan Schakowsky

No person can maximize the American Dream on the minimum wage.

Benjamin Todd Jealous

The American Dream may be slipping away. We have overcome such challenges before. To recover the Dream requires knowing where it came from, how it lasted so long and why it matters so much.

Jon Meacham

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

CRAIG L. THOMAS

Forever 21 is my American Dream.

Do Won Chang

I think we will have a boy baby and he will be born on the 20th of August. Everyone else has a girl baby and at times I don’t believe I should mind having a little Phyllis Dawn but Dearest wants a boy and I do.

Dawn Powell

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.

Archibald MacLeish

I was a poor kid. I came from nothing. We didn’t have any money; a lot of times we didn’t have any food, and now, all of a sudden, I’m a superhero in a Marvel movie? Talk about the American dream, man – I’m living it.

Dave Bautista

‘Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream’ is an intentionally angry film. How could it not be when the chance of an infant dying is five times greater on the Bronx Park Avenue than on Manhattan’s Park Avenue just across the Harlem River?

Alex Gibney

What, after all, is the narrative of ‘the American Dream?’ It was a discourse formulated between the 1880s and the 1920s in the United States during the great waves of migration and expansion and reforms of the Progressive Era.

Naomi Wolf

In New York, FEMA granted the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club’s request to be remapped from the high-risk flood zone in August 2012 – just two months before the club was damaged and its outbuildings destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, which stacked up yachts at its docks like pick-up sticks.

Bill Dedman

Hope will be found by understanding that diversity is the essence of the American Dream and why we need each other to fulfill it.

Ilhan Omar

They don’t call it the Italian Dream or the English Dream. In America, there is the American Dream. It was the first place to give people of any social background their dream. You can achieve anything.

Fabio Lanzoni

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.

Max Beerbohm

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.

Florence King

The American dream, to me, means having the opportunity to achieve, because I don’t think you should be guaranteed anything other than opportunity.

Lenny Wilkens

For eight months, from January to August of 2007, I filmed with Anna Wintour and her team at ‘Vogue’ as they created the September 2007 issue of the magazine.

R. J. Cutler

I love entrepreneurship because that’s what makes this country grow, and if I can help companies grow, I am creating jobs; I am setting foundations for future generations. It sends the message that the American Dream is alive and well.

Mark Cuban

Our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest, and that means opening doors of opportunity to everyone and recognizing that the American Dream excludes no one.

Tom Perez

The history of my state of Oklahoma offers a great example of pursuing the American Dream. It was built and settled by pioneers moving West to seek better lives.

MARY FALLIN

My guiding principle and motivation was that I wanted to retire by the time I turned 35. There actually are two books that I bought and still have – Paul Terhost’s ‘Cashing In On the American Dream: How to Retire at 35’ and Andrew Tobias’s ‘The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need’ – that were my personal financial road map.

Mark Cuban

I am living proof that the American dream still exists. It is still alive and well. There is only one trick, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work very, very hard.

Paula Deen

You see, without hard work and responsibility, there is no American Dream. Hard work lays the foundation. Our solidarity makes work pay – for all of us. For the greater good. That’s what our vision of shared prosperity is all about.

Richard Trumka

Immigrants have faced huge obstacles to achieving the American Dream, yet have persevered to overcome them.

Charles B. Rangel

The American Dream is a phrase we’ll have to wrestle with all of our lives. It means a lot of things to different people. I think we’re redefining it now.

Rita Dove

We believe that housing is a power platform to spark great opportunities in people’s lives and help them achieve the American dream.

Julian Castro

I define the American dream as the ability to imagine a way that you want your life to turn out, and have a reasonable hope that you can achieve that.

David Henry Hwang

The Democratic Party is always going to be the party of civil rights and fairness – everybody gets an equal, fair shot at the American dream. And we’re going to be the party that really fights to protect planet Earth – enjoy whatever time we’re going to get!

John Hickenlooper

In August of 2002, I survived a car accident. Although I can still see the van speeding toward us, I cannot bring to mind the crash itself – only its aftermath.

Siri Hustvedt

A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity.

Dan Rather

Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it, and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are or where we’re from or what we look like or who we love.

MICHELLE OBAMA

The best work of literature to represent the American Dream is ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It shows us how dreaming can be tainted by reality, and that if you don’t compromise, you may suffer.

Azar Nafisi

Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I was in England. I can vividly remember hearing ‘She Loves You’ in August 1963.

Gordon Lightfoot

Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: ‘After a heavy rainfall, poems titled ‘Rain’ pour in from across the nation.’

Sylvia Plath

That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.

Garth Brooks

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.

Kent Nerburn

It was a big thing for me to read black writers. ‘Fences,’ by August Wilson. James Baldwin’s ‘Amen Corner.’ ‘The Fire Next Time.’ ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X,’ of course.

Chadwick Boseman

We opened the first Men’s Wearhouse in Houston in August 1973, then a store a year for 10 years in Texas. In the early 1980s I opened a store in the San Francisco Bay Area. Within the year, the Texas economy was in total disarray. We were facing Chapter 11, and if not for the California store, we might not have survived.

George Zimmer

Every year I go to Denver, usually between June and August. I hire a car and head up to the Rocky Mountain National Park, about a three-hour drive. It’s my idea of heaven on earth and just talking about it puts me in a good mood.

Gavin Esler

I was born in Cochin August 27, 1980. Since my father is in the Navy, he was often transferred to other cities. When I was nine years old, we moved on to New Delhi.

Neha Dhupia

August used to be a sad month for me. As the days went on, the thought of school starting weighed heavily upon my young frame. That, coupled with the oppressive heat and humidity of my native Washington, D.C., only seemed to heighten the misery.

Henry Rollins

I was born in August, no July, 1908.

Satchel Paige

August is the month of the high-sailing hawks. The hen hawk is the most noticeable. He likes the haze and calm of these long, warm days. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease. How beautiful and majestic are his movements!

John Burroughs

Ballet in September used to be dead as a dodo. Now, with City Ballet’s ingenious decision to give us four weeks of repertory in the early fall, having cut down on the relentlessly long spring season when dancers, critics and audiences droop on the vine, we wake up after the dog days of August with something to look at.

Robert Gottlieb

Nowadays, it is no longer possible to maintain that the Nazi-Soviet pact of 23 August 1939 was a fiction invented by bourgeois-imperialist enemies. Everyone has seen the film clips of Herr Ribbentrop landing in Moscow, and of Stalin smiling broadly as Ribbentrop and Molotov signed up side by side.

Norman Davies

Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.

Victor Hugo

Yeah, early ’71 is when I got my record contract. I had a record come out by August of ’71. Things happened really fast.

John Prine

We used to play football on the levee, with no shirts on in the summer – August in New Orleans – and my skin would turn red. They’d call me Redskin, Red Apache, then it turned around to Apache Red.

Aaron Neville

I arranged ‘DT Suga,’ which I previously used in lyrics, backwards. ‘DT’ is D Town and refers to my hometown. I like the meaning, and it sounds cool when I say it, so I think I’ll continue using this name when I work externally. I also like how the mixtape came out in August.

Suga

I never admit to wishing I’d written something by another author, but if my name mysteriously appeared on the title page of ‘The Guns of August,’ I wouldn’t complain.

H. W. Brands

My first app was released in July or August of 2008. It was a ‘fingermill’ – a treadmill for your fingers. My level of programming was quite basic to begin with, so it was more gimmicky to start with. Day one it was up there, I had 79 pounds worth of revenue.

Nick D’Aloisio

When I think of Xabi, my mind goes back to the first training session he had at Melwood in August 2004. And the same word always leaps out: wow! Rafa Benitez had talked him up before he arrived and immediately you understood.

Jamie Carragher

In August 2008, I moved with the man who would become my husband from Boston to a cabin in rural North Carolina.

Laura van den Berg

I miss the archipelago, the islands outside of Stockholm, the most. That’s where I spent my summers as a kid. Going on a boat and island-hopping. In August, we have a crayfish party.

Elsa Hosk

What happens is that every August photographers camp out in Hyannis Port. So anytime I go down to the beach, or go to the pier or whatever, there’s no avoiding them.

John F. Kennedy Jr.

August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer.

Henry Rollins

I don’t have to get up in the morning and go beat up my body like I used to. I don’t have to be out there in August in 108 degree weather down in Texas.

Emmitt Smith

August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.

Henry Rollins

I would just love to tackle some of that.

Emilia Clarke

The PGA Championship, last of the majors each year, might well be accustomed to having fun poked at it by the print press for being mired in August, but this isn’t fair.

Dan Jenkins

Mustard saw my Instagram probably, like, August of 2015. He just reached out to me by DM on Instagram.

Ella Mai

I was very upset in August of 2012 when President Obama declared a red line against Syria and said if these chemical attacks continue, that’s it, we’re done, we’re getting involved and we did nothing. When you’re the commander in chief, the buck stops with you.

Jedediah Bila

My career highs were definitely in 1983 and 1984, because Kajagoogoo’s ‘Too Shy,’ which I co-wrote, went to number one in many countries and was top five in America. However, the band fired me in August 1983, so I was suddenly on my own as Limahl.

Limahl

I’ve been sober for two-and-a-half years, My children are happy. In August, my wife and I will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary. My band is back together with a sold-out tour.

Trey Anastasio

I grew up when one of America’s greatest black playwrights, August Wilson, was writing about life in Pittsburgh, but I never saw myself in any of his straight-male plays. And then I see ‘Angels,’ which was so honest and painful, and it had this black drag queen in it, Belize, with a big heart. I finally had a character to relate to.

Billy Porter

When I first arrived, I likened Congress to being back in school again as a freshman. Well, just like school, we have an ‘August recess,’ but don’t let the name fool you – it’s not even close to a vacation.

Jared Polis

August Wilson is the one writer that writes about men like my father, who had a fifth grade education, who was a janitor at McDonald’s.

Viola Davis

Could you let me have the 3 weeks due to me now and if I work again before August I must of course repay you at the rate of exchange you let me have it at now if you kindly will.

Basil Rathbone

I love the little garden in the back of my family’s brownstone in Brooklyn. Digging out there in the dirt is a joy for me, although by the time August rolls around and my roses have black spot, I need the break winter provides.

Siri Hustvedt

We have to stop thinking about diversity and start thinking about inclusion. That’s what you can take from August Wilson. That there are whole cultures out there living experiences exactly like yours, and their stories can be just as dynamic, sold in the foreign market, put as many butts in the seats as any Caucasian movie out there.

Viola Davis

The difference between mediocre, good and great is you’re able to have the enthusiasm for prep, to work to prepare to win the same in January that you do in August, when everybody says they’re excited.

Brad Stevens

I was in Vienna in August 1968 for a meeting of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, of which I was co-founder, and we wanted a 20th country to join. They asked for a volunteer to go to Prague to get Czechoslovakia to do it, and my hand always goes up first.

Shirley Temple

While in El Paso, I met Mr. Clinton Burk, a native of Texas, who I married in August 1885.

Calamity Jane

Meanwhile after failing the bar twice, I knew some people in New York and moved here in August ’71.

Robert Quine

We wanted to preserve as many jobs as possible, so when our sales continued to decline in August 2008, we did about a 5 percent reduction of our global staff. But in order not to cut any more jobs, we froze everybody’s pay and put a hiring freeze on.

John Mackey

It must be the PGA Championship if it’s August and you can sit down and talk to the heat or reach inside your shirt, where it’s 110 degrees, and grab handfuls of humidity.

Dan Jenkins

What is American Dream?

The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals in which freedom offers a chance for prosperity and success and an upward social mobility for families and children, achieved by hard labour.

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