"I'll be the hero, of course!"
— America, Axis Powers Hetalia
...just as [Tiki god Graal-Grosh] was about to slay the queen and send the kingdom into eternal misery forever, Americans arrived!
— "Take Your Keiki To Work Day"
Mgr. Strasser: You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was that he's just another blundering American.
Cpt. Renault: We musn't underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they "blundered" into Berlin in 1918.
Even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Old.
—Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons, 1940
"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
— Atributed to Admiral Yamamoto
"U.S.A. is dominate!"
—Leader Enemy Boss, Duty Calls
Leon: What's so funny?
Saddler: Oh, I think you know. The American prevailing is a cliche that only happens in your Hollywood movies. Oh Mr. Kennedy, you entertain me! To show my appreciation, I will help you awaken from your world of clichés.
"We are the most powerful military force in the history of man. Every fight is our fight."
“Ask the average American what is the salient passion in his emotional armamentarium—what is the idea that lies at the bottom of all his other ideas—and it is very probable that, nine times out of ten, he will nominate his hot and unquenchable rage for liberty. He regards himself, indeed, as the chief exponent of liberty in the whole world, and all its other advocates as no more than his followers, half timorous and half envious. To question his ardour is to insult him as grievously as if one questioned the honour of the republic or the chastity of his wife."
—H. L. Mencken, The American Credo: A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind
"Witness a film whose message of global unity means only America can save the world."
"I've said some mean things about the Uncharted series: like how it's about a smug American cunt so massive that it could use Cleopatra's Needle as a sex aid, who remorselessly commits large-scale archeological destruction without even the level-headed justification of a serial arsonist... But as much as I've joked that Nathan Drake is a one man declaration of war by the United States upon the entire rest of humanity, I'd like to finally move past that. I'd like to, but I fucking can't, because now he's after me!"
—Zero Punctuation on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
"You might label this as typical American jingoism mixed with our own absurd sense of global entitlement to our opinion and stereotypical view of all things non-Anglo and—well you'd probably be right... We just want to see movies about dudes dropping absurdly large bombs on buildings to the stirring strains of "Highway to the Danger Zone" and pulverizing the fuck out of some hapless bastards who had no idea who they were messing with when they dared to piss off the U.S. of A. As long as the villains could easily be equated to Nazis and said things like "I vill have zis Yanqui pikdok's skin nailed to ze vall!" it didn't really matter that they're Russians or Libyans; we were just rocking out and enjoying the firebombing, secure in the knowledge that whoever was getting blown up, they were Bad Guys and had it coming."
"A world in which heroism is a banal and rote opposition to a nebulously defined evil, where the wheels turn and the bullets fly without any larger interest being served. Looking back, we can see that the greatest sin of real American heroes is not blind patriotism, or any jingoistic brutality, but the far more banal evil of base nihilism. We do not fight because we must, nor because we can, nor even because we want to. Indeed, we do not fight because. We simply fight, real heroes that we aren't."