58 Amazing American Dream Quotes

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American Dream Quotes

“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

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” – Ronald Wright

“If our freedom is taken, the American dream will wither and die.” – Rand Paul

“Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas … with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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

“Nite Owl II: But the country’s disintegrating. What’s happened to America? What’s happened to the American dream? The Comedian: It came true. You’re lookin’ at it.” – Alan Moore

“No person can maximize the American Dream on the minimum wage.” – Benjamin Todd Jealous

“If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire.” – George Monbiot

“I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.” – Bruce Springsteen

“You’re just another american who is willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick being shoved up your asshole every day… The owners of this country know the truth… it’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it!” – George Carlin

“We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.” – Max Beerbohm

“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

“Get off your bottom and be the stand, and do the work you can to pursue the American Dream for yourself, and help others to do the same.” – David Pratt

“The assumption that you everyone else is like you. That you are the world. The disease of consumer capitalism. The complacent solipsism.” – David Foster Wallace

“For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.” – Bernie Sanders

“And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” – Christopher Poindexter

“Success is the American Dream. And that success is not something to be ashamed of, or to demonize.” – Susana Martinez

“Dat’s what they say of this cauntry back home, Kath: ‘America, the land of milk and honey.’ Bot they never tell you the milk’s gone sour and the honey’s stolen.” – Andre Dubus III

“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

“America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.” – William S. Burroughs

“I love the American dream. I feel this is the place I was supposed to be in. It’s beautiful. I love it.” – Immaculee Ilibagiza

“I live in a house over there on the Island, and in that house there is a man waiting for me. When he drove up at the door I drove out of the dock because he says I’m his ideal.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The American Dream is independence and being able to create that dream for yourself.” – Marsha Blackburn

“America is big enough to accommodate all their dreams.” – Barack Obama

“I believe in the American Dream because I have lived the American Dream.” – Carl Paladino

“Harry had worked his way through the American Dream and come to the conclusion that is was composed of a good lunch and a deep red wine that could soar.” – Colum McCann

“If you’re not willing to work, you’re never going to be able to experience the American Dream.” – Jim Jordan

“I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty” – John F. Kennedy

“So the America I came to know growing up was filled with all the excitement and possibilities found in living the American dream.” – Mia Love

“The best thing about America is that it gives you space. I like that. I like that you buy into the dream, it’s a lie but you buy into it and that’s all that matters.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“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

“Kill the body and the head will die.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“We need to forge a whole new energy and American Dream.” – will.i.am

“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

“At my core, I know that the American Dream is about the opportunity to work hard to make your future.” – Tammy Duckworth

“We’re better together than we are apart. The American Dream has us looking out for ourselves even at the expense of our neighbors. That shit ain’t true, man.” – Trevor D. Richardson

“What I have said to people is that I’ve lived the American dream, because I have.” – Carly Fiorina

“I guess it could be said that the inspiration for ‘Requiem for a Dream’ is watching the American dream not only destroy so many lives in the U.S., but infect the rest of the world with its obsession with getting more, ignoring the deadly effect that has on the planet.” – Hubert Selby Jr.

“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

“I’ve never felt that the American Dream was owed to me. I never felt that I was entitled to this Dream. This is why I laid the cobblestone before me for this Dream to be achieved.” – John-Talmage Mathis

“Never lose your faith in the American Dream. She’s a nation under God, and God has never let a good American down.” – Michael Moriarty

“Las Vegas and the American Dream: two ideas intertwined like crossed fingers on a bloated corpse.” – Jonathan Heatt

“The American Dream never really existed. It was a marketing scam.” – James Altucher

“We cordially believe in the rights of property. We think that normally and in the long run the rights of humanity, coincide with the rights of property… But we feel that if in exceptional cases there is any conflict between the rights of property and the rights of man, then we must stand for the rights of man.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“We owe it to all our veterans to make sure they have a chance to achieve the American Dream, just like the rest of us.” – Tammy Duckworth

“In times of war or peace the US will gladly pay a man to fail should his heart be in it, a small shimmering proof of the American dream.” – Jonathan Culver

“When it comes to the American dream, no one has a corner on the market. All of us have an equal chance to share in that dream.” – J. C. Watts

“the American nation today is infantile so much as adolescent—that is ambivalent in its twin desire for both authoritarian structure and the end of parental hegemony” – David Foster Wallace

“My own American Dream was to serve my country as best I could and make a difference in America – and in the world.” – Buzz Aldrin

“The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.” – Ronald Reagan

“You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.” – Craig L. Thomas

“I had come to college believing in a story that if you worked hard, the American dream was reachable.” – Matthew Desmond

“I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.” – Mario Andretti

“There’s nothing in the American dream about character. It’s a serious flaw.” – Mike Nichols

“I’ve lived the American Dream and had a great life. Immigration and religion and racial tolerance are the foundation of this country.” – Shahid Khan

“As an educator, I have always striven to see that the fruits of the American Dream are available to all.” – James D. Watson

“I believe that it is higher education’s purpose and calling to keep open the door to the American dream.” – Gordon Gee

“The American dream is more about opportunity than anything else.” – Nate Parker

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