Native American

Famous quotes containing the words native and/or american:

    Happy the man whose wish and care
    A few paternal acres bound,
    Content to breathe his native air
    In his own ground:
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    There is a constant in the average American imagination and taste, for which the past must be preserved and celebrated in full-scale authentic copy; a philosophy of immortality as duplication. It dominates the relation with the self, with the past, not infrequently with the present, always with History and, even, with the European tradition.
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932)