Europeans Quotes

Europeans Quotes by Michael Caine, Francis Parkman, Kathleen Turner, Steve Prefontaine, Vlade Divac, Josiah Strong and many others.

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I think I have the secret of a successful L.A. restaurant, especially now that so many Europeans live there. You have to have a place where they can see out the windows, see the world passing by. Europeans fancy that.
Michael Caine
America, when it became known to Europeans, was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution.
Francis Parkman
I think Europeans have enough tradition and respect for the experience and body of work of an actress that they don’t sell out to the new ones.
Kathleen Turner
If I want to go to Europe and get thrashed by the Europeans, that’s my business. Every race I lose I learn from and get tougher.
Steve Prefontaine
I was taller than most of the kids. When I started playing basketball, my coach put me at point guard. Europeans do that sometimes.
Vlade Divac
This is due partly to the fact that Americans are much better fed than Europeans, and partly to the undeveloped resources of a new country, but more largely to our climate, which acts as a constant stimulus.
Josiah Strong
The Americans provide still more advanced military assets and equipment; the Europeans are lagging behind. And eventually it will be difficult to co-operate even if you had the political will to co-operate because of the technological gap.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence. We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years, and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead.
Brent Scowcroft
Personally, I am a nationalist, but my race is my nation, and I see all true Europeans as my racial brethren and part of my nation, be them Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish, French, German, or English, Russian, Polish, or Belorussian, or whatever.
Varg Vikernes
Wow, bad news. Mr. Obama now hates Israel because the Israelis want to build 1,600 apartments in their own capital city, Jerusalem. Russia hates Israel, too. So do the Europeans. So does Ban Ki-moon, a Korean who is secretary-general of the UN.
Ben Stein
Western Europeans are not having any babies.
John Rhys-Davies
It’s striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating epidemic diseases to give to Europeans, in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases that Indians received from the Old World.
Jared Diamond
In Europe, more than in the United States, worldly people, faced with my Indian skin, reflexively laud my ‘ancient,’ ‘beautiful’ origins, which is heartier praise than Cleveland usually gets from Europeans.
Anand Giridharadas
Europeans say they are proud of their social fabric, of strong rights for workers and the weak in society.
David Korten
For many Europeans the next decade looks to be filled with threats rather than opportunities.
John Hutton
Many of the Europeans who want Israel to go away don’t even know why they do. Nearly a third of those interviewed concede they have no idea what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about. It’s enough to know that Israelis are Jews.
Suzanne Fields
Is Europe going to be breaking? I don’t think so. I think the euro will stay. I think at the end of the day Europeans will find the solutions in order to hold Europe together.
Carlos Ghosn
China protects the Chinese, America protects the Americans, I don’t see why Europe should not protect the Europeans.
Dominique de Villepin
We all know the Indians were colonized by the Europeans, but every colonized Indian has been colonized by the Indian reaction to colonization.
Sherman Alexie
I am disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians, of many Europeans.
Oriana Fallaci
We don’t mind having sanctions banning us from Europe. We are not Europeans.
Robert Mugabe
I’d hate to think that the stereotypical American is someone who just says ‘Hi – bye’ in conversation. That’s how Europeans see us. And I’d like to think that not all of us are like that.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala
All my life had been dominated by a sign, often invisible but no less real for that, which said: ‘Reserved for Europeans Only.’
Peter Abrahams
Most Europeans have no idea how wild life can be in north America.
Tom G. Palmer
British people have a really sophisticated sense of humour, because we’re exposed to much more than Europeans and Americans, not least in our literary heritage.
Frankie Boyle
There are two factors in American politics that may seem strange to Europeans: race and religion.
P. J. O’Rourke
And the big question for the West, of course, and to the Europeans is, what other countries, which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc, should be incorporated into western institutions?
Samuel P. Huntington
In Tasmania, an island the size of Ireland whose primeval forests astonished 19th-century Europeans, an incomprehensible ecological tragedy is being played out.
Richard Flanagan
First, we have to find a common vocabulary for energy security. This notion has a radically different meaning for different people. For Americans it is a geopolitical question. For the Europeans right now it is very much focused on the dependence on imported natural gas.
Daniel Yergin
I am not anti-European. I have many friends and acquaintances who are Europeans.
Mahathir Mohamad
The United States, for a French citizen, is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe, along with most Europeans, our freedom.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin
I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women: they understand each other worse, and it matters less, than either of them suppose.
Randall Jarrell
My influence is probably more from American crime writers than any Europeans. And I hardly read any Scandinavian crime before I started writing myself. I wasn’t a great crime reader to begin with.
Jo Nesbo
I believe some of the tensions the U.S. has had with Russia and that the Europeans have had with Russia… China is taking advantage of some of those dealings.
Henry Paulson
Of course, South Americans are different from Europeans; I knew that when we played them.
Michael Ballack
The Russians are turning east to the Chinese – to the Europeans’ surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas.
Daniel Yergin
There’s a reason why Europeans take siesta in the middle of the day. It’s not just because it’s hot, but because it doesn’t feel good to be outside or look at light when it’s coming straight down overhead.
Greig Fraser
When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn’t even discovered yet.
Ron Eglash
The artist is something of an outsider in America. I have always felt that America does not value its artists, certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.
Carlisle Floyd
I think the ‘Boxers’ book was easier for me to envision as a comic, because they were on this epic journey. These teenagers basically gathered into this army and marched to the capital city where they had a showdown with the Europeans and Japanese. On the ‘Saints’ side, it was a lot trickier.
Gene Luen Yang
Europe is no longer a Christian continent; few Europeans attend religious services on Sunday, and the European Union recently refused to refer to Europe’s religious heritage in its fledgling constitution.
Meir Soloveichik
At a time when Europeans already had a long history of violent contact with Native people, Lewis and Clark made most of their journey in peace.
Joseph Bruchac
People like to say that East Asians in general, and Japanese in particular, are not very expressive: there’s that term ‘inscrutable.’ But often, Europeans just don’t get the Asian codes. Believe me, the message is being expressed OK.
David Mitchell
A piazza is not a plaza. The plaza is the theme park of the piazza; the plaza is the commercial version. A piazza is an empty space with no function. This is what Europeans understand.
Renzo Piano
We’re all taking part in this solidarity. The French, the Germans, just like all the Europeans in the ESM. Let’s stop thinking that there’s only one country who’s going to pay for the others. That’s false.
Francois Hollande
The Europeans do tend to delegitimize Israel and turn Israel into a dirty word, which is unforgivable.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
We have an interest in excellent relations because we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia. We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework.
Joschka Fischer
Russian women are now interested in clothes. But they will never attach supreme importance to fashions as do Europeans and American women, because they are too vitally interested in all the various projects going on in their country.
Elsa Schiaparelli
You have one big mythology in your favor: Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable. But I know you are jerks.
Fernando Flores
Europeans are much more serious than we are in America because they think that a good place to discuss intellectual matters is a beer party.
Richard P. Feynman
Well-meaning Europeans sometimes argue that unlike the U.S., their countries are traditionally ‘homogeneous’ and have little experience with immigration.
Noah Feldman
We don’t live with the community of yesteryear. And we don’t enjoy the public services Europeans do. So we turn to the market. Once we do, we find that service providers raise the standards of personal life, so that we come to feel we need them to live our ‘best’ personal lives.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
As a politician, I spent a lot of time in Washington and New York, cities that are familiar to Europeans.
Michael Portillo
You can accuse Europeans of being many things – except fast.
Jose Angel Gurria
Europeans have it better than the Americans. The Americans work too hard. The balance is out of whack. Europe’s hung onto a little bit more of living a life and then working as well.
Jason Clarke
Everyone wants to go to countries ruled by white Europeans.
Amy Wax
While Israelis do not care too much about Europeans moral judgments, the E.U. is an important market for them, and European sanctions of any kind would be harmful to Israel.
Elliott Abrams
We have to reconcile Europeans with Europe.
Emmanuel Macron
We should never forget that Hollywood was built by Europeans, and the old Jewish boys from Eastern Europe.
Maximilian Schell
I don’t know whether or not it’s good that we embrace all religions. We are no longer Christians – nevertheless a knowledge of God should still be important for Europeans.
Princess Michael of Kent
Very few cinematographers, other than the Europeans, know how to light women like they used to in the old days.
Jennifer O’Neill
Europeans don’t seem to have the groupie mentality.
Kid Rock
As many as two out of every three Europeans who came to the colonies were debtors on arrival: they paid for their passage by becoming indentured servants.
Jill Lepore
So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians.
Sarah Zettel
I hope this doesn’t sound pretentious, but I very often like the way Europeans make movies. I think sometimes that don’t they care about having to clean certain things.
Michael Keaton
Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
Salvatore Quasimodo
The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans that we are called to seek the truth.
Timothy Radcliffe
I believe it is important for both Russia and Europe that Belarus is a sovereign, independent state where Europeans can feel at home.
Alexander Lukashenko
The American attitude is ‘We’re the best’. That’s why the NBA guys who come from other countries, the Europeans, all sort of stick together away from the game.
Andrew Bogut
The next humans to walk on the moon may be Chinese. Only China seems to have the resources, the dirigiste government, and the willingness to undertake a risky Apollo-style programme. If Americans or Europeans venture to the moon and beyond, this will have to be in a very different style and with different motives.
Martin Rees
Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves, and killed an estimated 95% of the New World’s Indian population.
Jared Diamond
The Europeans had made two promises to the United States if Marshall Plan help was forthcoming. The first promise was maximum self-help on the part of every country; and second, maximum mutual aid.
Paul Hoffman
I know a lot of Eastern Europeans, and because of what they have been through and what they have seen, they have an attitude where they are not easily fooled.
Francine Prose
The Europeans and Americans residing in the town of Zanzibar are either Government officials, independent merchants, or agents for a few great mercantile houses in Europe and America.
Henry Morton Stanley
The deciphering of ancient scripts changed forever the way Europeans were able to imagine the story of humanity, destroying centuries of received authority about the past with repercussions as important for our understanding of time and history as the geological studies of the same period.
Neil MacGregor
Eugenio Montale – born in Genoa in 1896, died in Milan, 1981 – is one of the twentieth-century Europeans who has spoken most meaningfully to American and British poets.
Jonathan Galassi
Americans and Europeans share a common goal – to build an enduring peace based on freedom.
John McCain
The Boxer Rebellion is a war that was fought on Chinese soil in the year 1900. The Europeans, the Japanese and their Chinese Christian allies were on one side. On the other were poor, starving, illiterate Chinese teenagers whom the Europeans referred to as the Boxers.
Gene Luen Yang
Europeans are forever the offspring of Machiavelli, trapped in a historical rollercoaster that can bring us a monarchy-toppling French Revolution and then a few years later Napoleon Bonaparte as emperor.
Loretta Napoleoni
If Iraq were to descend into chaos, the Europeans would feel the effects just as much as we would.
Brent Scowcroft
I just mentioned how my sports car is European, and that is the extent of how I like Europeans, is in my cars.
Ethan Carter III
Europeans ridicule Muslim culture because they don’t understand the wisdom behind it. Take swine flu for instance: all the sudden you’ve got Europeans scared of pigs – we’ve been saying that for years!
Riaad Moosa
The Chinese are welcome to invest in industries in Malaysia. But just as we would not welcome mass immigration of Indians or Pakistanis or Europeans or Africans into Malaysia, we have to adopt the same stance on Chinese immigration into Malaysia.
Mahathir Mohamad
When the early Europeans first met Africans, at the crossroads of history, it was a respectful meeting and the Africans were not slaves. Their nations were old before Europe was born.
John Henrik Clarke
The Europeans and Americans have said the martyrdom operations are why Hamas has been put on the terrorist list. But now these operations have stopped. Did they then remove Hamas from the list of terrorist organisations? We do not launch wars. We are people resisting occupation.
Ismail Haniyeh
You go to college not only for the latest knowledge but also to meet people from different backgrounds. That’s the genius of the American higher-education system compared with the Europeans’. We don’t simply skim the elite.
Donna Shalala
In the Eighties, Japanese fashion designers brought a new type of creativity; they brought something Europe didn’t have. There was a bit of a shock effect, but it probably helped the Europeans wake up to a new value.
Issey Miyake
The dynamic of globalisation in financial and economic terms, but also in geopolitical terms, confronts Europeans with a stark choice: live together, share a common destiny and count in the world; or face the prospect of disunity and decline.
Jose Manuel Barroso
The Europeans governments have massively changed the landscape in Europe. There is no doubt about it. They have put together the European Financial Stability Fund. They have discussed and approved the European Stability Mechanism.
Christine Lagarde
The great European dream was to diminish militant nationalism. We would all be happy Europeans together. But we are going to see the old monster of militant nationalism being awoken when people realise how little control their politicians have.
Antony Beevor
Europeans distrust a Europe that overpromises and underdelivers.
Frans Timmermans
But I believe Ireland is getting more European, and the young are looking toward Europe for jobs – just as there are a lot of Europeans coming to Dublin.
Jean Kennedy Smith
For some reason, lots of terrible things start here and then spread. The Cold War was one. It didn’t start in Berlin – it started in Athens in December 1944; the contagion in the eurozone started here in 2010. We are perfectly capable as Europeans of messing things up unnecessarily.
Yanis Varoufakis
Europeans must shed their illusions about what they can accomplish in the world on their own. Loose talk about resurrecting a multi-polar world is just that – loose talk.
Richard N. Haass
Joseph Zawinul and Toots Thielmans, in my opinion, are the only Europeans who can play rhythm-and-blues.
Jaco Pastorius
As a Polish American, I grew up hearing the phrase ‘nothing about us without us.’ To Eastern Europeans, the vow is a painful reminder of how Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt carved up their small countries after World War II, placing them, against their will, under Soviet domination.
Tom Malinowski
Very often, I think about the people that I represent. I meet people who have thousands and thousands of employees and millions and millions of customers – and also make a lot of money. But I think about the millions of Europeans that I represent in order to try to balance that so we can meet on more equal terms.
Margrethe Vestager
The world may view India more benignly, but it does more business with China. It courts China; it needs China. Look at the genuflecting Europeans and the fork-tongued Americans!
Sanjaya Baru
No one could seriously dispute that almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, all of North Africa except Morocco, all of the Middle East except Israel and Jordan and most of the oil-rich states, and the entire former British Indian Empire were better governed by Europeans.
Conrad Black
Since the intervention in Afghanistan, we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions, we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.
Jurgen Habermas
Over time, Europeans have come to rely on governments to protect them from the rougher facets of private enterprise and to look after them in old age.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
A lot of Europeans have done this, worked with American stars, and become identified over here.
Van Heflin
I’m not a prophet; I can only use historical reality to come to a view of the future, and my view is that Africa will return to being African and not European. The advent of colonialism was foreign to the country itself, but it will return to what it was before the Europeans arrived.
Wilbur Smith
British actors behave like Europeans; they are also extremely well trained.
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Americans are as they are. We have to accept this. Lots of Europeans forget that.
Martin Winterkorn
Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy.
Bela Lugosi
Europeans don’t like to talk about intelligence, and they often pretend their countries don’t spy.
David Ignatius
North Americans as a whole need to embrace having clothes altered to their body. I hear it all the time: why do the Europeans always look so good? They have a relationship with their tailor and spend the time and money to make their clothes look their best.
Michael Kors
We would like to preserve Europe for Europeans.
Viktor Orban
The principal achievement of Europe is peace, which we often forget about as it has become so taken for granted by Europeans.
Dominique de Villepin
The Europeans not only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people. In order to do this, they had to forget, or pretend to forget, all they had previously known abut the Africans.
John Henrik Clarke
My God, I don’t know anyone who likes to accumulate their wealth more than the Europeans.
Edmund Phelps
Leh has few of what Europeans regard as travelling necessaries. The brick tea which I purchased from a Lhassa trader was disgusting. I afterwards understood that blood is used in making up the blocks. The flour was gritty, and a leg of mutton turned out to be a limb of a goat of much experience.
Isabella Bird
What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching, then she will be seen as standing in judgement over a vast percentage of Europeans.
Timothy Radcliffe
There is no single ‘China model’ to running a mega-economy. Instead, it is a blend. From the Europeans and the Japanese, the Chinese have borrowed the concept of protecting essential industries.
David E. Sanger
Democrats couldn’t care less if people in Indiana hate them. But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can’t look at themselves in the mirror.
Ann Coulter
We Europeans have a long tradition of cultural and economic relationship with Iran.
Federica Mogherini
A new bubble will replace the old one. A new technology will come along to fix the messes we made with the last one. In a way, that is the story of the settling of the Americas, the supposedly inexhaustible frontier to which Europeans escaped.
Naomi Klein
I’m not sure if I’ll make the Europeans feel bad, but I’ll say it like this: The U.S. crowd is even better than the European crowd.
Martin Garrix
It seems to be that southern Europeans are just more intimate socially, whereas I like a lot of personal space – like, a mile from the nearest person is fine for me.
Peter Steele
Corporate America doesn’t really have an interest in Formula One because there is nothing American in it at this point. It is European and all made by Europeans. Until that changes, the interest isn’t going to be at the level it needs to be.
Alexander Rossi
You can have intense food experience with less food. Europeans have intense food experiences but eat less food.
Michael Pollan