Best Quotes about Mexico

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I went to Mexico City to visit, and I fell in love with the city. I went to my house to pick up my stuff. It was the craziest, most impulsive move I’ve ever done. I just felt like I had to stay there.–Julieta Venegas

I’ve always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic.–Greg Kinnear

I was in Mexico City. It’s a very pleasant city in many ways. It’s vibrant, lively, pretty exciting society, but also depressing in other ways, and sometimes almost hopeless, you know. So it’s a combination of vibrancy and, I wouldn’t say despair, but hopelessness, you know. Doesn’t have to be, but it is. I mean, there is almost no economy.–Noam Chomsky

The Aztecs believe they started up in what’s now New Mexico, and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. That’s a weird legend.–Jerry Pournelle

Mexico City is very different now than when I grew up, but I was in the streets all the time – though I was born to a middle-class neighborhood where there weren’t a lot of gangs and things. I was always comfortable.–Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Los Angeles is not Mexico City, but we have many fine nightclubs and restaurants here. It is enough. One must not aim too high.–Ry Cooder

I was a street kid, basically. But really, Mexico City has always been this big, complex monster of a city that has always had real problems and needs, and I’ve always found my way through it in different ways.–Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Someone handed me Mexico City Blues in St. Paul [Minnesota] in 1959 and it blew my mind. It was the first poetry that spoke my own language.–Bob Dylan

I feel absolutely no threat or fear in Mexico City.–Michael Nyman

Thousands of Mexicans gathered in Mexico City to protest high food prices. The protest only lasted an hour, because everyone had to leave for their jobs in Los Angeles–Conan O’Brien

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Mexico City is the center of art and culture and politics and has been and continues to be for Latin America in a way that I think really called to me as an artistic person, as someone that was interested in the politics of Latin America, you know. God, every single famous person in Latin American history and art and politics seems to have found their way to Mexico City.–Junot Diaz

I think that, when Enrique Pena Nieto invited Hillary Clinton and invited Donald Trump to meet with him here in Mexico City, it was a thought that maybe, in the future, whoever won the presidency, during that transition period, or right after, would decide to come and visit Mexico.–Jose Diaz-Balart

There was a change in tone in terms of the [Donald] Trump who showed up in Mexico City for this press conference.–Steve Kornacki

I was born in Mexico, I am from Mexico City.–Paulina Rubio

At 10 minutes to seven on a dark, cool evening in Mexico City in 1968, John Stephen Akwari of Tanzania painfully hobbled into the Olympic Stadium-the last man to finish the marathon. The winner had already been crowned, and the victory ceremony was long finished. So the stadium was almost empty and Akwari – alone, his leg bloody and bandaged – struggled to circle the track to the finish line. When asked why he had continued the grueling struggle, the young man from Tanzania answered softly: My country did not send me 9,000 miles to start the race. They sent me 9,000 miles to finish the race.–Walter Inglis Anderson

I remember being caught in this earthquake in Mexico City and having a sense of people coming before me, of being part of this lineage. I felt similarly when I went to India and South America.–Anne Waldman

You’re going to see crime levels in America that are going to rival that of a Third World country. Welcome Mexico City. You’re going to start seeing people being kidnapped in this country like they do in other underdeveloping nations. It’s going to be very violent in America.–Gerald Celente

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I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City.–Placido Domingo

Suicide by carbon monoxide used to be done in the garage. Now, all you have to do is go to Mexico City and inhale.–Richard Bayan

I’ve always been a very lucky guy. A lot of crazy things have happened in my career, but I guess the first big break was when I moved to Mexico City from Chihuahua.–Omar Chaparro

There was a race that I was running in Mexico City and I was the only high school athlete running against grown women. It was a professional race, but I ended up winning. That was kind of a turning point for me where I felt like, “Okay, I’m pretty good at this and there’s a possibility for this to be a career for me.” That was a defining moment for me.–Allyson Felix

I was on set [Romeo + Juliet] maybe an hour for two days. It was in this big cathedral in Mexico City. I just remember being up there in the balcony, and it was myself up front and there was a choir behind me. In front of me was this rail, like this cement rail, and I was like, “Oh my gosh!” Because I was a kid then, and I’m like, “We’re kinda high … I hope I don’t flip over,” because I’m very clumsy.–Quindon Tarver

I have this great fear of Mexico City. I won’t go to Mexico City unless someone meets me at the airport and is with me. I just feel very vulnerable there.–Sandra Cisneros

What has happened in the last generation is that Tijuana has become a new Third World capital – much to the chagrin of Mexico City, which is more and more aware of how little it controls Tijuana politically and culturally. In addition to whorehouses and discos, Tijuana now has Korean factories and Japanese industrialists and Central American refugees, and a new Mexican bourgeoisie that takes its lessons from cable television.–Richard Rodriguez

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Peter [Norman] never denounced us, he never turned his back on us, he never walked away from us, he never said one thing against what he stood for in Mexico City, and that was freedom, justice and equality for all God’s people.–John Carlos

Really, Mexico City has always been this big, complex monster of a city that has always had real problems and needs, and I’ve always found my way through it in different ways. –Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’ve always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic. –Greg Kinnear

I feel absolutely no threat or fear in Mexico City. –Michael Nyman

I was born in Mexico, I am from Mexico City. –Paulina Rubio

I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City. –Placido Domingo

The most that somebody in Mexico City will get paid for a job in construction is 100 pesos a day. –Alma Guillermoprieto

As a city, it is always compelling. But every day in Mexico City, I give thanks that I am alive. –Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

What Mexico City cannot do and my country cannot do is to allow us to be intimidated, the authorities to be intimidated, by organized crime. –Enrique Pena Nieto

Antonio Sanchez is from Mexico City. I met him at a Pat Metheny concert. He did a solo, and I thought, ‘This is an octopus man!’ –Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Many Mexican directors are scared to shoot in Mexico City, which is why there are many stories in Mexican cinema about little rural towns, or set a hundred years ago.–Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Have you ever been to Mexico City and haggled with the locals over souvenirs? Well, in Peru, you had to negotiate like that to get the freshest fish at the market. –Nobu Matsuhisa

The Aztecs believe they started up in what’s now New Mexico, and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. That’s a weird legend. –Jerry Pournelle

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A tour of the Mexico City of Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo led by Barbara Kingsolver would be nice. And I certainly wouldn’t turn down a tour of Johannes Vermeer’s Delft led by Tracey Chevalier. –Cathy Marie Buchanan

I was born in Mexico because my father was teaching at a school in Mexico City. I was born during the third year he was there. And when I was 16, I returned to Mexico to learn Spanish. –Lupita Nyong’o

I attended elementary school and high school in Mexico City. I was already fascinated by science before entering high school; I still remember my excitement when I first glanced at paramecia and amoebae through a rather primitive toy microscope. –Mario J. Molina

I’m Chief Executive Officer at Art of the Olympians Museum in Fort Myers, Florida, which was founded by my Mexico City teammate Al Oerter and his wife Cathy in 2005. It shows that Olympians can have another life; we have got art from more than 100 Olympians. –Bob Beamon

When we were 15, my girlfriend Ruth Kaplan and I applied to the Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City. We were accepted into a program that placed us with a lovely Mexican family. We lived with them for six weeks while studying Spanish poetry and Mexican anthropology. –Mary Doria Russell

My mother was a great storyteller and a great historian in her own way. She only made it to third grade. She came from Mexico City at the tail end of the Mexican Revolution and that kind of turmoil and chaos and frenzy and also excitement. –Juan Felipe Herrera

My grandmother and my mom and my aunt Aurelia, my grandmother Juanita, my mom Lucia – we lived on the outskirts of a barrio in Mexico City called Tepito, and Tepito for many, many decades was the largest barrio in Mexico and perhaps even Latin America. –Juan Felipe Herrera

I’ll tell you what makes me feel worthwhile: organizing and solving other people’s problems. It makes me feel good to go to Mexico City and figure out theories on how you can reorganize and reduce crime. To me, it’s one of the more fulfilling ways to spend a day. –Rudy Giuliani

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It was in 1942 and I flew from St. Louis to Mexico City. I had just gotten married and we were on our honeymoon. I hit .397 and led the Mexican League with 20 home runs and was named the MVP of the league. It’s when I realized I could compete with anyone at any level. –Monte Irvin

I was taken out of school by my dad when I was 11 and lived in Mexico City, then later in Paris. I went with him to excavate in Bolivia and Peru. I never finished high school. I was a straight F student anyway. My father admitted to me later that he’d thought I would come to no good. –Michael Heizer

I saw what I could [in Mexico City], but we rarely got anything other than big, mainstream American films. –Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

There was a change in tone in terms of the [Donald] Trump who showed up in Mexico City for this press conference. –Steve Kornacki

Los Angeles is not Mexico City, but we have many fine nightclubs and restaurants here. It is enough. One must not aim too high. –Ry Cooder

Someone handed me Mexico City Blues in St. Paul [Minnesota] in 1959 and it blew my mind. It was the first poetry that spoke my own language. –Bob Dylan

Where have you been?” he asked slowly.”Um, in the bathroom, mostly,” Larry said. Let’s just say my plumbing is not working any better than Mexico City’s. –Kevin Sylvester

Thousands of Mexicans gathered in Mexico City to protest high food prices. The protest only lasted an hour, because everyone had to leave for their jobs in Los Angeles .–Conan O’Brien

For me the insurrectionary possibilities of disaster are what make them really interesting and sometimes positive – Mexico City’s big 1985 earthquake brought a lot of positive, populist, anti-institutional social change. –Rebecca Solnit

I have this great fear of Mexico City. I won’t go to Mexico City unless someone meets me at the airport and is with me. I just feel very vulnerable there. –Sandra Cisneros

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I’ve always been a very lucky guy. A lot of crazy things have happened in my career, but I guess the first big break was when I moved to Mexico City from Chihuahua. –Omar Chaparro

I have been exploring [Mexico City’s] La Merced, [a public market famous for prostitution,] on and off for the last 23 years. The prostitutes and their world have been the main subjects of my photographs. –Maya Goded

I remember being caught in this earthquake in Mexico City and having a sense of people coming before me, of being part of this lineage. I felt similarly when I went to India and South America. –Anne Waldman

I spent some time in France, visited Egypt and Mexico City. I hung out, biked around, planted some tomatoes. I did everything except wake up in a new town everyday. It was really boring. It’s just life. –Feist

I was a street kid, basically. But really, Mexico City has always been this big, complex monster of a city that has always had real problems and needs, and I’ve always found my way through it in different ways. –Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In Mexico City, Tehran, Kolkata, Bangkok, Shanghai, and hundreds of other cities, the air is no longer safe to breathe. In some cities, the air is so polluted that breathing is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day. –Lester R. Brown

Mexico City is very different now than when I grew up, but I was in the streets all the time – though I was born to a middle-class neighborhood where there weren’t a lot of gangs and things. I was always comfortable. –Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Peter [Norman] never denounced us, he never turned his back on us, he never walked away from us, he never said one thing against what he stood for in Mexico City, and that was freedom, justice and equality for all God’s people. –John Carlos

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Children whose developing lungs are particularly vulnerable suffer the most from air pollution. For children, breathing the air in cities with the worst pollution, such as Beijing, Calcutta, Mexico City, Shanghai, and Tehran, is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. –Lester R. Brown

I went to Mexico City to visit, and I fell in love with the city. I went to my house to pick up my stuff. It was the craziest, most impulsive move I’ve ever done. I just felt like I had to stay there. –Julieta Venegas

I do have very deep, fond memories of my family in Mexico City, but I also remember feeling funny for not speaking English – I was basically an immigrant. But I picked up the language fast and soon I knew that I wanted to be a writer. –Louis C. K.

You want to hear about insanity? I was found running naked through the jungles in Mexico. At the Mexico City airport, I decided I was in the middle of a movie and walked out on the wing on takeoff. My body… my liver… okay, my brain… went. –Dennis Hopper

You’re going to see crime levels in America that are going to rival that of a Third World country. Welcome Mexico City. You’re going to start seeing people being kidnapped in this country like they do in other underdeveloping nations. It’s going to be very violent in America. –Gerald Celente

I think that, when Enrique Pena Nieto invited Hillary Clinton and invited Donald Trump to meet with him here in Mexico City, it was a thought that maybe, in the future, whoever won the presidency, during that transition period, or right after, would decide to come and visit Mexico. –Jose Diaz-Balart

[After Easy Rider] I couldn’t get another movie, so I lived in Mexico City for a couple of years. I lived in Paris for a couple of years. I didn’t take any photographs, and then I went to Japan and saw a Nikon used. I bought it, and I just started, like an alcoholic. I shot 300 rolls of film. That was the beginning of me starting again–Dennis Hopper

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Suicide by carbon monoxide used to be done in the garage. Now, all you have to do is go to Mexico City and inhale. –Richard Bayan

Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, its situation is marvellous. –Edward Burnett Tylor

In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn’t work very well.–Len Deighton

When I was a teenager there was no video in my country. Betamax came to Mexico very slowly.–Guillermo del Toro

I had been to New Mexico many times. I loved it. It’s a very exotic, interesting, severely crazy environment. I don’t know if I could live there all year. It’s such an intense place.–Campbell Scott

I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico… not so much the music, but the spirit.–Herb Alpert

What most people don’t understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That’s why they’re always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there’s possibly some connection between aliens and golf.–Alice Cooper

I think it’s very important that the United States keeps out of the local electoral process in Mexico.–Vicente Fox

The interior of Mexico consists of a mass of volcanic rocks, thrust up to a great height above the sea-level.–Edward Burnett Tylor

But, I’ve made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia, all over Europe, all over the United States, Mexico, but not Hollywood.–Sydney Pollack

Since NAFTA was put in place, Mexico has lost 1.9 million jobs and most Mexicans’ real wages have fallen.–Stephen F. Lynch

The United States and Mexico are trapped – economically, culturally, politically and because of drug crime – in the same continent.–Barry McCaffrey

A creative person has to create. It doesn’t really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.–Katherine Dunham

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Mexico doesn’t deserve what has happened to us. A democratic change is urgent, a change that will permit us to stop being a loser country.–Vicente Fox

Tourism is a top priority activity for federal government, which is why it invests an average of over 2,500 million dollars a year in infrastructure works and integral projects that promote Mexico’s culture and natural attractions.–Vicente Fox

They do the soaps differently in Mexico. You just have to know the storyline and not memorize the lines. There would be someone feeding you lines while you were performing.–Erik Estrada

Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars annually from this illicit trade – and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage if marijuana were a legal commodity.–George Soros

A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of Mexico has more different species than some European countries.–Carlos Salinas de Gortari

More than one-third of Mexicans in the United States own property in Mexico, nearly 80 percent send money home and 25 percent have a spouse in Mexico. Assimilation and becoming an American citizen are not the objective for many of them.–John Shadegg

We are at last on the high lands of Mexico, the districts which at least three different races have chosen to settle in, neglecting the fertile country below.–Edward Burnett Tylor

Mississippi begins in a lobby of a Memphis, Tennessee hotel and extends south to the Gulf of Mexico–William Faulkner

We don’t want crimes committed in New Mexico falling through the cracks. This legislation ensures that there is no area of our state where crimes can be committed without consequence.–Pete Domenici

Latinos have fought in all of America’s wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.–Joe Baca

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By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families.–Spencer Bachus

There’s all this talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger. Well, you know where he is now? Visiting Mexico, which I think means that he is definitely going to run for governor. Arnold is smart. He’s in Mexico campaigning with the very people who’ll be living here by election time.–Jay Leno

I speak on due consideration because Britain, France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery, and all other European states are preparing to abolish it as speedily as they can.–William H. Seward

During the Tertiary period the whole valley of Mexico was one great lake.–Edward Burnett Tylor

I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City.–Placido Domingo

We were very kindly received by the English merchants to whom my companion had letters, and we set ourselves to learn what was the real state of things in Mexico.–Edward Burnett Tylor

It had been almost 30 years since the LPGA has played in Mexico. We are definitely looking forward to playing there next year and also coming back to play in Mexico in a month or so.–Natalie Gulbis

Any Mexican, would recognise that Mexico was abused, undervalued and downgraded in international circles, most of all by the United States.–Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

I met Jeb Bush in 1971 in my hometown in Mexico. We dated for three years back and forth. Then, after three years, he proposed to me.–Columba Bush

You want a lesson? I’ll give you a lesson. How about a geography lesson? My father’s from Puerto Rico. My mother’s from El Salvador. And neither one of those is Mexico.–Jennifer Esposito

Illegal immigration is not just a matter of interest in states along our border with Mexico. It is having an effect on local economies, schools, health care delivery, and public safety all across the country.–Roger Wicker

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I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues to developing human capital and technological development. None of us politicians should be able to touch that money.–Vicente Fox

It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government, you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens to illegally enter the U.S.–Elton Gallegly

The H-1B visa program which helps sustain our rapidly growing economy and also helps meet the health care needs of families living in rural New Mexico.–Heather Wilson

In Mexico you have death very close. That’s true for all human beings because it’s a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things.–Gael Garcia Bernal

A recent Pew Hispanic survey found that more than 70 percent of illegal immigrants from Mexico are interested in a guest-worker program and then returning home.–John Shadegg

My life would be in danger if I return to Mexico.–Gloria Trevi

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best.–Donald Trump

I have long been a proponent of a guest-worker program between the United States and Mexico, and in particular I have proposed that Arizona would be an ideal location for a pilot project.–Janet Napolitano

This ability to have reliable sources of energy and a reliable transmission of energy here in North America is critical for both of us and for Mexico as we want to keep our economies growing.–Paul Cellucci

We host some trips all over the world. We go to Alaska. We go to Mexico. We’re going to Venezuela in December. We’ve been to Russia, all in conjunction with the radio show.–Martin Milner

On my recent trip to the Mexico border, Border Patrol agents in California told me they have arrested the same coyotes 20 times, but they are not prosecuted.–Ric Keller

When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There’s more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What’s their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?–Jerry Brown

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The most that somebody in Mexico City will get paid for a job in construction is 100 pesos a day.–Alma Guillermoprieto

Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day.–Joe Baca

We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.–Emperor Norton

I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records. I grew up in a little town in Mexico, so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her.–Salma Hayek

There are a few Chinese smuggled in over the borders of British Columbia on the north and Mexico on the south.–Denis Kearney

As hurricanes Katrina and Rita raged through the southeastern United States last summer, much of America’s energy infrastructure based in the Gulf of Mexico was damaged or destroyed causing gas prices to soar.–Rick Renzi

Well, you know, the violence is mostly in Mexico itself, at least the violence that people are worried about. And so we want to make sure that violence does not spill over into our communities that are along the border.-Janet Napolitano

The journey and excursions in Mexico which have originated the narrative and remarks contained in this volume were made in the months of March, April, May, and June of 1856, for the most part on horseback.–Edward Burnett Tylor

Who today is willing to say that Texas and California and the remainder of the Southwest would be better off if they were governed by Mexico?–Stephen Ambrose

The plateau of Mexico is 8,000 feet high, and that of Puebla 9,000 feet.–Edward Burnett Tylor

Amnesty International continues to report that extra judicial tortures and murders continue. This is not democracy that we are exporting to Mexico, and this is certainly not what the Mexican workers signed up for.–Stephen F. Lynch

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Yeah, I’d be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film.–Alex Cox

Mexico was conquered more by manipulation of myth and archetype.–Norman Spinrad

But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don’t know what their intentions are.–John Cornyn

A woman in Mexico wanted me to heal her. But I can’t heal anybody. I just put my hand on her and said, ‘Thank you for seeing the film.’–Jim Caviezel

If we accept the rule of those who think they are the bosses and lords of Mexico, nothing will change for the people on the bottom.–Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood.–Salma Hayek

When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.–Terry Bradshaw

I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall.–Donald Trump

The Aztecs believe they started up in what’s now New Mexico, and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. That’s a weird legend.–Jerry Pournelle

Mexico is only a memory of childhood safety.–Sandra Cisneros

A molcajete is a stone mortar and pestle from Mexico. They’re great for grinding spices and making salsa and guacamole because they give everything a nice coarse and rustic feel. I’ve never collected anything, but I think I might start collecting these because each one is decorated differently.–Bobby Flay

Better a street-sweeper in Mexico than a filmmaker in Germany!–Rainer Werner Fassbinder

I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs.–William Weld

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Operation Northern Star with Canada has made significant progress in battling meth from the north, and we are engaged in numerous training opportunities in Mexico to help curb the problem from the south.–Greg Walden

It appears fashionable these days, and almost politically correct, to blame hard-working immigrants, especially those from Mexico and Central America, for the social and economic ills of our state and nation.-Roger Mahony

This has a lot to do with the unrest in Nigeria, but also with the production loss after the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the decline in Iraq since the 2003 war, and the decline in Venezuelan output since 2002.–Daniel Yergin

Oh, the Irish were building the railroads down through Mexico, through Chihuahua. They finished the railroads when they finished out in the West Coast, and they went down and put the trains into Mexico.–Anthony Quinn

I loved every place I lived and traveled. London, Paris, Rome, Venice. I fell hard for Central America and Mexico. In each country, I had fantasies that I could live there.–Frances Mayes

Someone handed me Mexico City Blues in St. Paul [Minnesota] in 1959 and it blew my mind. It was the first poetry that spoke my own language.–Bob Dylan

Mexico is a safe, as well as a beautiful and warmly gracious, place to visit.–Margaret Chan

Mexico urgently needs a series of structural reforms that will detonate its true economic potential for once and generate more public welfare.–Enrique Pena Nieto

I was born in Mexico, I grew up in Mexico, and along the way, I learned to love Mexico. I think anyone who has stepped foot on this land – not to mention all Mexican people – will agree that its not difficult to love Mexico.–Emiliano Salinas

Until I came to New Mexico, I never realized how much beauty water adds to a river.–Mark Twain

Happy Cinco de Mayo! It’s a holiday that’s as respectful of Mexican traditions as Epcot Center’s Mexican food pavilion.–Conan O’Brien

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Today, our planet demands a more effective, efficient, transparent and representative United Nations; a UN where all societies of the world have greater participation. The UN must then, dare to change in order to improve. In Mexico, we firmly believe that the UN has all the powers to be more daring and to renovate itself.-Enrique Pena Nieto

Mexico continues to make billions on not only our bad trade deals but also relies heavily on the billions of dollars in remittances sent from illegal immigrants in the United States.–Donald Trump

I think it’s about time we legalize marijuana… We either put people who are smoking marijuana behind bars or we legalize it, but this little game we are playing in the middle is not helping us, it is not helping Mexico and it is causing massive violence on our southern border… Fifty percent of the money going to these cartels is coming just from marijuana coming across our border.–Glenn Beck

Aw, how could he Jorge Orta lose the ball in the sun, he’s from Mexico.–Harry Caray

In Mexico we have a trick – add a crystal of salt to the kettle and the tea tastes better, almost English. But after four pots, your kettle’s broken.–Gael Garcia Bernal

Honduras has become a murder capital of the world; there’s horrible atrocities, infanticide, murder of women is way up, and people are fleeing in desperation. They come to the border, and we put them in trucks and send them back to Mexico to die. And here people are scared of illegal immigrants – that’s what we’re doing. It’s pretty shocking.–Noam Chomsky

Mexico is the front door to South America – and the back door to the states.–Tennessee Williams

To the extent that our workers compete with low-paid Mexicans, it is as much through undocumented immigration as trade. This pattern threatens low-paid, low-skill U.S. workers. The combination of domestic reforms and NAFTA-related growth in Mexico will keep more Mexicans at home. It is likely that a reduction in immigration will increase the real wages of low-skilled urban and rural workers in the United States.-William J. Clinton

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I felt the calling to serve my country. My parents came to the United States from Mexico and Colombia, and this country treated them well. It gave my sisters and me the opportunity to get an education and succeed. I wanted to repay my country for how they treated my family and ensure that our values and freedom are intact for future generations.–Ruben Gallego

At 10 minutes to seven on a dark, cool evening in Mexico City in 1968, John Stephen Akwari of Tanzania painfully hobbled into the Olympic Stadium-the last man to finish the marathon. The winner had already been crowned, and the victory ceremony was long finished. So the stadium was almost empty and Akwari – alone, his leg bloody and bandaged – struggled to circle the track to the finish line. When asked why he had continued the grueling struggle, the young man from Tanzania answered softly: My country did not send me 9,000 miles to start the race. They sent me 9,000 miles to finish the race.–Walter Inglis Anderson

I’ve just landed having returned from a very important and special meeting with the President of Mexico, a man I like and respect very much. And a man who truly loves his country, Mexico.–Donald Trump

We begin the path toward defeating Mexico’s real adversary, who represents authoritarianism and the worst antidemocratic practice, who represents a return to corruption as a system and impunity as conviction. That adversary is Pena Nieto and his party.–Josefina Vazquez Mota

The Mississippi River carries the mud of thirty states and two provinces 2,000 miles south to the delta and deposits 500 million tons of it there every year. The business of the Mississippi, which it will accomplish in time, is methodically to transport all of Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico.–Charles Kuralt

The president of Mexico, or the ex-president, or whatever, whoever, who cares, he said, we will not even consider paying for the wall.–Donald Trump

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My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico… and had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this. But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.-Mitt Romney

I asked the producers when I was doing ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ if they could give me a VHS recording of the film that I could show to my family, because in Mexico and Latin America, when you do a film, you don’t expect anybody to see it, especially not in the cinema.–Gael Garcia Bernal

Thousands of Mexicans gathered in Mexico City to protest high food prices. The protest only lasted an hour, because everyone had to leave for their jobs in Los Angeles–Conan O’Brien

It was old President Diaz who said that nothing ever happens in Mexico until it happens. Things rock along from day to day, and then all at once you are caught up in a rush of unforeseen events.–Charles Portis

I didn’t know I wanted to do films until I started to do them. Very few films are made in Mexico and film-making belonged to a very specific group, a clique.–Gael Garcia Bernal

Some people put us down. But I still haven’t heard of any Americans trying to swim across the border into Mexico!–Bob Hope

New Mexico has been, in the past, a swing state.–Heather Wilson

I have a lot of respect for Mexico.–Nonito Donaire

There is something going on now in Mexico that I happen to think is cruelty to animals. What I’m talking about, of course, is cat juggling.–Steve Martin

Not like I need an excuse to enjoy a Moscow mule, but this tray and six-mug set, handmade in Mexico with hammered recycled copper, makes cocktail hour extra special.–Oprah Winfrey

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As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained.–Chester A. Arthur

In Mexico, everything on the menu is the same dish. The only difference is the way it’s folded.–Billy Connolly

More than 95 percent of both legal and illegal immigration into the United States is non-white. Because of the way immigration law is structured, the highest-skilled nations on earth – those of Europe – are allowed only a tiny percentage of immigrants, while the third world nations such as Mexico are dumping their chaff onto American shores at the highest rate in history.–David Duke

Immigration along with nonwhite birthrates will make white people a minority totally vulnerable to the political, social, and economic will of blacks, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Orientals. A social upheaval is now beginning to occur that will be the funeral dirge of the America we love. I shudder to contemplate the future under nonwhite occupation; rapes, murders, robberies multiplied a hundred fold, illiteracy such as in Haiti, medicine such as in Mexico, and tyranny such as in Togoland.–David Duke

The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.–Tony Hayward

New Mexico is full of brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to service.–Tom Udall

I was lucky that audiences in Mexico liked my work. I was even luckier when I got to do movies and plays with my brothers.–Demian Bichir

Border agents have now been issued air guns that shoot pepper balls at people coming across the Mexican border. Have they thought this through? Is that going to bother people from Mexico? Pepper balls? Don’t these people eat jalapenos? Isn’t that like firing meatballs at an Italian guy?–Jay Leno

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I left Mexico for artistic survival. If I had stayed, I would have been forced by the government, who control the movie business, to direct TV shows or commercials or infomercials for the government.–Alfonso Cuaron

Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer’s. For the sea is his; he owns it.–Herman Melville

Texas is a country in its own. It’s made up of half Mexico/half United States but completed mixed. I don’t mean to draw a generalization but it is a place, a territory, that’s really made up of all these encounters, you know?–Gael Garcia Bernal

My grandparents are from Mexico, so I grew up with great Mexican food.–M. Ward

The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At last, some curious traveler from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.–Horace Walpole

I’ve always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic.–Greg Kinnear

Scientists say they have developed a car that can run on water. The only catch is, the water has to come from the Gulf of Mexico.–Jay Leno

The US and Israel have demanded further that Palestinians not only recognize Israel’s rights as a state in the international system, but that they also recognize Israel’s abstract right to exist, a concept that has no place in international law or diplomacy, and a right claimed by no one. In effect, the US and Israel are demanding that Palestinians . . . formally accept the legitimacy of their expulsion from their own land. They cannot be expected to accept that, just as Mexico does not grant the US the right to exist on half of Mexico’s territory, gained by conquest.–Noam Chomsky

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I was very pleased to get a Supreme Court justice suggesting a column, so I went and did a column about Beano. I went with my wife and another guy to a Mexican restaurant, which we thought would be the ultimate test for an antiflatulance product. There’s a reason most of Mexico is located out of doors. And it worked. Several newspapers refused to run that column. But they did run advertisements for Beano.–Dave Barry

[I’m planning]for starters, build a permanent border wall between the US and Mexico that Mexico “must pay for”. The plan proposes various sticks to force Mexico to cooperate, such as impounding all remittance payments to Mexico from illegal wages earned in the US.–Donald Trump

I was curious as to why a million Americans weren’t lining the beaches in boats and with buckets to preserve the life sustaining resource that is the Gulf of Mexico. Personally, as a surfer, I was most sorry for my fellow watermen. Seeing beaches closed due to contamination just broke my heart. If that ever happened in San Diego I’m afraid I might be forced to move.–Jason Mraz

Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t win anymore.We don’t beat China in trade. We don’t beat Japan, with their millions and millions of cars coming into this country, in trade. We can’t beat Mexico, at the border or in trade.We can’t do anything right. Our military has to be strengthened. Our vets have to be taken care of. We have to end Obamacare, and we have to make our country great again, and I will do that.–Donald Trump

The evidence is now clear that the majority of people coming across the border are not from Mexico. They’re coming from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras. Those countries are the source of the people that are now coming in its majority.–Marco Rubio

Children whose developing lungs are particularly vulnerable suffer the most from air pollution. For children, breathing the air in cities with the worst pollution, such as Beijing, Calcutta, Mexico City, Shanghai, and Tehran, is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.–Lester R. Brown

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If you look at our records, I stood up to corporate America time and time again. I went to Mexico. I saw the lives of people who were working in American factories and making $0.25 an hour.–Bernie Sanders

OK, so here’s the deal. First of all, “The Wall Street Journal” was bought for $5 billion. It’s now worth $500 million, OK. They don’t have to tell me what to do. “The Wall Street Journal” has been wrong so many different times about so many different things. I am all for free trade, but it’s got to be fair. When Ford moves their massive plant to Mexico, we get nothing. We lose all of these jobs.–Donald Trump

I don’t want them to move their plants. I want them to stay in Michigan. I want them to stay in all of the places where they are, or expanding to other places. But I want it to be in the United States. I don’t want them to go to Mexico.–Donald Trump

If you look at the Olympic graphics for Mexico or Los Angeles, those programs don’t look contemporary by today’s eyes but they really look like they are of their place and time.–Michael Bierut

I am convinced that all this poverty in Mexico and in Latin America, like it’s happening in China is the opportunity to grow. It’s an opportunity for investment; it’s an economic activity and to take out poverty is the best investment any person or a person can do in any place.–Carlos Slim

Most of Tina Modotti’s work that is known to the photography world was done in Mexico in the years 1923 through 1926, when she lived and worked with Edward Weston.–John Szarkowski

If you mention what he said about rapists from Mexico, there are some that come over – I can prove that with how many I have in the jail system – but I don’t think Donald Trump meant that everybody coming over are rapists. Come on, he knows that and I know that.–Joe Arpaio

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I just came back from – with Trump when I endorsed him in Iowa, in Marshalltown, a little town – 27,000 – have a lot of Hispanics working there from Mexico in a private business, so they’re still here. I’m not saying they’re here illegally but they still come and they work, make money for their families, send the money back to Mexico or whatever, so it’s a big problem.–Joe Arpaio

When I graduated from high school, this is in Los Angeles, I was very interested in taking a trip to Mexico to see the archeological sites. So three other people and myself drove down there.–Michelle Stuart

One of the reasons that I went to Mexico aside from the Maya and the pre-Columbian aspect of it was that I wanted to work with [Diego] Rivera, which I did, on a mural that he was painting at the time. But at some point I realized that I wasn’t going to be a political artist, it just wasn’t in my repertoire.–Michelle Stuart

That’s my goal-more public courses in Mexico. I want to make sure little kids in Mexico can play golf.–Lorena Ochoa

Mexico is always cheering for me, always showing great support.–Lorena Ochoa

On one hand, prostitutes don’t struggle because it’s simply their life. In Mexico and elsewhere, once they get out of these places [brothels] they have a pretty square life. In Bangladesh it’s different because they live in the brothel, it’s sort of a prison, but still there are two sides. When they think of their religion and their upbringing, they can be very moralistic. They’re moralistic about giving blow jobs. On the other hand, they have an everyday life where there’s no room for shame.–Michael Glawogger

New Mexico is my home. It has never been anything but home. The ranch has rivers and canyon, everything imaginable. I can ride, hunt and fish. At the same time, ranching is grueling, difficult work. It`s like acting, to be successful at it, you have to work hard. I take it very seriously.–Val Kilmer

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I think spiritual perception comes from natural and healthy relationship to the land and I’ve had that. I get an easy, automatic sense of myself in nature, a wholeness and I feel nowhere else. I think people should live where praying is most immediate. That`s why I live in New Mexico. The physical terrain, the feeling, the environment and culture improve my life just by waking up there.–Val Kilmer

In Mexico your wishes have a dream power. When you want to see someone, he turns up.–William S. Burroughs

The color and spectacle of Mexico’s streets sparked my interest in community driven space and experience, a passion that I began to develop while studying architecture at Syracuse University and then at the Architectural Association School in London. Having been immersed in such a diverse array of lively environments, it would be impossible for me not to use these memories and experiences as inspiration for my work.–David Rockwell

I’m fundamentally not interested in the Fortune 500 companies – in US, Mexico, anywhere. The real backbones of economic growth are small and medium businesses.–Tom Peters

For me to start working, projects have to catch my attention whether they are here (in the USA) or in Mexico. All I want is to be involved in projects that are interesting to me, projects that are a challenge wherever they may happen, in Spain, in China, or in Hollywood.–Kate del Castillo

What the rest of the world knows about Mexico is what they see on films and the bad news they see on TV. We need to make films that are worthy of who we really are as Mexicans. We also need to make cinema that reflects the diversity in the region, so that Americans and Europeans know who Mexicans are, who Salvadorians are, who Cubans are, etc. We need to do it, and all we really need is support because we have the talent.–Kate del Castillo

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I believe in Mexico there’s a big culture of moviegoing, both studio and indie. I think here in the US that’s not the case because Latino communities don’t have access to indie films. If you go into communities of color you will only find the big theater chains which only play the blockbuster genre films.–Aurora Guerrero

I love Mexico because that’s where I’m from, but my favorite city, whenever I need to recharge, I love Paris. I get very inspired while I’m there. There’s so much art and culture, and Paris, before New York, that was the capital of the world. And I love history too, so I go there. It does something special to me.–Diego Boneta

On one hand, they [prostitutes] don’t struggle because it’s simply their life. In Mexico and elsewhere, once they get out of these places [brothels] they have a pretty square life.–Michael Glawogger

I lived in a little working-class town that had no black neighborhoods at all – one high school. We all played together. Everybody was either somebody from the South or an immigrant from East Europe or from Mexico. And there was one church, and there were four elementary schools. And we were all, pretty much until the end of the war, very, very poor.–Toni Morrison

There was a time when I used to go to Mexico every year. But then Mexico changed a lot – between 1995 and 2005, Mexico changed a lot.–Sandra Cisneros

The oil spill is getting bad. There is so much oil and tar now in the Gulf of Mexico, Cubans can now walk to Miami.–David Letterman

How about that oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. And you know, the oil slick is going everywhere. So the next time somebody lands on the Hudson, it won’t be that big a deal.–David Letterman

The pipeline would run from Canada to the Gulf Coast. It’ll be the biggest underground structure leading into the U.S. Then people in Mexico said, ‘Eh . . . second biggest.’–Jimmy Fallon

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At the Rose bowl, when America was playing Mexico, and those that live in this country who have come here from Mexico booed the United States – there’s a huge problem with that. This is not the first time that this has happened and I think that, that is because in the United States the cultural Marxist ideas of separating people into different racial groups.–Andrew Breitbart

I was in Mexico City. It’s a very pleasant city in many ways. It’s vibrant, lively, pretty exciting society, but also depressing in other ways, and sometimes almost hopeless, you know. So it’s a combination of vibrancy and, I wouldn’t say despair, but hopelessness, you know. Doesn’t have to be, but it is. I mean, there is almost no economy.–Noam Chomsky

I don’t claim to know a lot about Mexico, but I did talk to quite a number of left Mexican intelectuals, and they all said the same thing. That there’s a lot of popular, kind of, concern and activism, but it is very fragmented. That the groups have very specific, narrow agendas and they don’t interact and cooperate with one another. Ok, that’s something you have to overcome to build a mass popular movement. And that’s, media can help, but they also benefit from it.–Noam Chomsky

There is a creative pleasure, which, for instance, the artisan in the Middle Ages, or in a country like Mexico, still today has – namely the pleasure of creating something. You find quite a few skilled workers who still have that pleasure: maybe in a steel mill; maybe a worker who works with a complicated machine – he has a sense that he is creating something.–Erich Fromm

Writing a book set in New Mexico was partially a way to express my own love for the state, and partially a way to prudently follow the advice to write what you know.–Liza Campbell

I lived in New Mexico until I was seventeen, and honestly I’ve been homesick ever since I left.–Liza Campbell

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Fully fund the construction of a wall on our southern border. Don’t worry about it. Remember, I said Mexico is paying for the wall.–Hari Sreenivasan

I think when you’re governing, it will become increasingly apparent that if you were to just eliminate trade deals with Mexico, for example, well, you’ve got a global supply chain. The parts that are allowing auto plants that were about to shut down to now employ double shifts is because they’re bringing in some of those parts to assemble out of Mexico. And so it’s not as simple as it might have seemed.–Barack Obama

When I was 12, we moved from New Jersey to Florida. The Gulf of Mexico was literally my backyard. Every day, I could see the ocean. At low tide I went out and played in seagrass meadows that used to come right up to the shore, filled with tiny seahorses, pipefish and soft corals. There was so much life! But then I witnessed the change, the loss of the shoreline, the loss of the mangrove trees, the loss of the seagrass meadows. Shallow bay areas were turned into parking lots.–Sylvia Earle

The relationship of the United States with Mexico is a matter for the United States and Mexico.–Theresa May

I’ve always liked monster movies and I’ve always been fascinated by – again, growing up in a culture where death was looked upon as a dark subject and living so close to Mexico where you see the Day of the Dead with the skeletons and it’s all humor and music and dancing and a celebration of life in a way. That always felt more of a positive approach to things. I think I always responded to that more than this dark, unspoken cloud in the environment I grew up in.–Tim Burton

Mexico City is the center of art and culture and politics and has been and continues to be for Latin America in a way that I think really called to me as an artistic person, as someone that was interested in the politics of Latin America, you know. God, every single famous person in Latin American history and art and politics seems to have found their way to Mexico City.–Junot Diaz

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I grew up in trailer houses in New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.–Ronnie Dunn

The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places, from Valverde, New Mexico, and Tullahoma, Tennessee, to St. Albans, Vermont, and Fernandina on the Florida coast. More than 3 million Americans fought in it, and over 600,000 men, 2 percent of the population, died in it.–Bruce Catton

Why don’t they allow professional wrestling at the Olympics? They allow pro basketball players and hockey players. Olympic pro wrestling would be awesome. The team from Mexico could wear those Mr. X masks. The French wrestler could hit his opponent with a baguette. Or perhaps just surrender.–Craig Ferguson

I’m in New Mexico making a movie called “Granite Mountain.” I’m playing the head of the organization called Statesman, which is the United States version of Kingsman. I’m like how Michael Caine was in the original.–Jeff Bridges

The closeness between the United States and Mexico is more than just a relationship between two governments.–Enrique Pena Nieto

Undoubtedly, for Mexico, it is very important for the United States to do well and for the United States to have a strong economy. And for the United States it’s also very convenient for the Mexican economy to also do well.–Enrique Pena Nieto

Companies in Mexico are not going to do well if they don’t have some connection to not just markets, but also suppliers and technology from the United States.–Barack Obama

Border relations between Canada and Mexico have never been better.–George W. Bush

Mexico has relied on television for decades to keep the citizens misinformed and in a constant state of stupor. I mean we live in a time where democracy is almost synonymous with oligarchy.–Andrea Suarez Paz

When you look at what’s happening in Mexico, a friend of mine who builds plants said it’s the eighth wonder of the world. They’re building some of the biggest plants anywhere in the world, some of the most sophisticated, some of the best plants. With the United States, as he said, not so much.–Donald Trump

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All you have to do is take a look at Carrier air conditioning in Indianapolis. They left – fired 1,400 people. They’re going to Mexico. So many hundreds and hundreds of companies are doing this.We cannot let it happen.–Donald Trump

[In Mexico] they have a VAT tax. We’re on a different system. When we sell into Mexico, there’s a tax. When they sell in – automatic, 16 percent, approximately. When they sell into us, there’s no tax. It’s a defective agreement. It’s been defective for a long time, many years, but the politicians haven’t done anything about it.–Donald Trump

Mexico. Melancholy, profoundly right and wrong, it embraces as it strangulates.–Ana Castillo

We must regain Texas, peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must.–Andrew Jackson

Acapulco in the sunset seems like a balm; it enters the blood like a drug after one inhalation of the scent of flowers, one glimpse of the bay iridescent like silk, the sunset like the inside of a shell, so much like the flesh of Venus.–Anais Nin

Mexico has many more kidnappings than the United States. The U.S. has very few kidnappings.The reason is, in the United States, we don’t pay ransom. We turn it over to the FBI. They catch the person. And then, of course, we used to have the death penalty for it. Now it’s life in prison. In Mexico, everybody pays. It’s a business.–Rudy Giuliani

The Presidents Woodruff and Smith both said they were willing for such a ceremony to occur, if done in Mexico, and Pres. Woodruff promised the Lord’s blessing to follow such an act.–Abraham H. Cannon

I’ve stayed buddies with my old buddy Jackie Slater. I talk to Jackie Slater. I play golf with Marcus Allen a lot. I play golf with Marshall Faulk a lot. My buddy Craig Young, he lives up in New Mexico. I still talk to a lot of the guys.–Eric Dickerson

In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if youre a theater actor its very difficult to make a living. But its also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education.–Gael Garcia Bernal

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The government of Mexico is terrific. I don’t blame them for what’s happened. I don’t blame them for taking advantage of the United States. I wish our politicians were so smart.–Donald Trump

It’s Tolstoy, by the way,” I say as I open the door. He turns around. “What?” Shut up, I tell myself. Shut up. “The writer of Anna Karenina. Not Trotsky. Trotsky was a revolutionary who was stabbed with a pickax in Mexico in 1940. But I can understand how the T thing could confuse you.–Melina Marchetta

I was born in the U.S., my wife was born in Mexico and emigrated here when she was in college, and my daughters were born in New York City. That makes them passport-carrying, natural-born, eligible-to-run-for-president Americans. But they’re also Mexicans and they like that just fine.–Jeffrey Kluger

Now let’s take up the minorities in our civilisation, shall we? Bigger the population, the more minorities. Don’t step on the toes of the dog-lovers, the cat-lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs, Mormons, Baptists, Unitarians, second-generation Chinese, Swedes, Italians, Germans, Texans, Brooklynites, Irishmen, people from Oregon or Mexico. The people in this book, this play, this TV serial are not meant to represent any actual painters, cartographers, mechanics anywhere. The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversy, remember that!–Ray Bradbury

I think of me and Melanie when we were younger, on the high dive at the pool in Mexico. We would always hold hands as we jumped, but by the time we swam back up to the surface, we’d have let go. No matter how we tried, once we started swimming, we always let go. But after we bobbed to the surface, we’d climb out of the pool, clamber up the high-dive ladder, clasp hands, and do it again. We’re swimming separately now. I get that. Maybe it’s just what you have to do to keep above water. But who knows? Maybe one day, we’ll climb out, grab hands, and jumo again.–Gayle Forman

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My parents had irrational fears of Mexico and assumed that once you crossed the border, drug runners made you swallow a heroin balloon and then within the hour you were in a bathtub full of ice and they were harvesting your kidneys.–Justin Halpern

I also had to come tonight to apologize. If you need to go to Mexico to finish this process off, then I understand. I was wrong to criticize you for it or even imply that I had some kind of say in it. One of the greatest things about you is that in the end, you always make smart decisions. Can’t always say the same for myself. Whatever you need to do, I’ll support you.–Richelle Mead

Mexico has taken advantage of the United States. I don’t blame the representatives and various presidents, et cetera, of Mexico. What I say is we shouldn’t have allowed that to happen. It’s not going to happen anymore.–Donald Trump

Russia, China, Japan, Mexico, all countries will respect America far more when I’m leading it, far more than they do under past administrations.–Donald Trump

The political establishment has brought about the destruction of our factories, and our jobs, as they flee to Mexico, China and other countries all around the world. Our just-announced job numbers are anemic. Our gross domestic product, or GDP, is barely above 1 percent. And going down. Workers in the United States are making less than they were almost 20 years ago, and yet they are working harder.–Donald Trump

Taylor clapped for attention. “Miss New Mexico, let’s not get all down in the bummer basement where the creepy things live. There are people in heathen China who don’t even have airline trays. We have a lot to be grateful for.–Libba Bray

I went over to see Marina two or three or four times a week. I knew as long as I could see the girl I would be all right…. Soon after, I got a letter from Fay. She and the child were living in a hippie commune in New Mexico. It was a nice place, she said. Marina would be able to breathe there. She enclosed a little drawing the girl had made for me.–Charles Bukowski

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And in “Elbow Room” the cast sings the glories of westward expansion in the United States, which involved the murder of native peoples and the violent conquest of half of Mexico. Among the lines in the song is one that intones, “There were plenty of fights / To win land right / But the West was meant to be / It was our Manifest Destiny?” Let it suffice to say that happily belting out a tune in which one merrily praises genocide is always easier for those whose ancestors weren’t on the receiving end of the deal.–Tim Wise

I was in Cancun, Mexico, sitting in a disappearing-edge swimming pool, on a bar stool that was actually under the water, watching palm trees sway in a sultry breeze against the unmistakable aqua splendor of the Caribbean Sea; drinking coconut, lime, and tequila from a scooped-out pineapple, with salt spray of breaking surf and sun kissing my skin. Translation: I’d died and gone to heaven.–Karen Marie Moning

Mexico admits you through an arched stone orifice into the tree-filled courtyard of its heart, where a dog pisses against a wall and a waiter hustles through a curtain of jasmine to bring a bowl of tortilla soup, steaming with cilantro and lime. Cats stalk lizards among the clay pots around the fountain, doves settle into the flowering vines and coo their prayers, thankful for the existence of lizards. The potted plants silently exhale, outgrowing their clay pots. Like Mexico’s children they stand pinched and patient in last year’s too-small shoes.–Barbara Kingsolver

Yet when the blood of the sons of immigrants and the grandsons of slaves fell on foreign fields, it was American blood. In it you could not read the ethnic particulars of the soldier who died next to you. He was an American. And when I think of how we learned this lesson, I wonder how we could have unlearned it.–Bob Dole

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Some months before I declared, I asked for a meeting and crossed the border to meet with the president of Mexico. I did not go with a plan. I went, as I said in my announcement address, to ask him his ideas – how we could make the border something other than a locale for a nine-foot fence.–Ronald Reagan

I believe we must resolve the problem at our southern border with full regard to the problems and needs of Mexico. I have suggested legalizing the entry of Mexican labor into this country on much the same basis you proposed, although I have not put it into the sense of restoring the bracero program.–Ronald Reagan

You want to hear about insanity? I was found running naked through the jungles in Mexico. At the Mexico City airport, I decided I was in the middle of a movie and walked out on the wing on takeoff. My body… my liver… okay, my brain… went.–Dennis Hopper

The corn that is B something 5 corn thats been genetically altered in the United States, it cant reproduce but it has huge kernels, its very sweet and its wonderful but the winds have blown this across into Mexico. And so the Mexican corn is being infected with the inability to reproduce.–Nick Nolte

I respect the government of Mexico. I respect the people of Mexico. I love the people of Mexico. I have many people from Mexico working for me. They’re phenomenal people.–Donald Trump

Extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomenon. The Vatican is receiving much information about extraterrestrials and their contacts with humans from its Nuncios (embassies) in various countries, such as Mexico, Chile and Venezuela.–Corrado Balducci

I got a letter from 13-year-old Ryan from Belfast. Now, Ryan, if you’re out in the crowd tonight, here’s the answer to your question. No, as far as I know, an alien spacecraft did not crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. And, Ryan, if the United States Air Force did recover alien bodies, they didn’t tell me about it, either, and I want to know.–William J. Clinton

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Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.–Anthony Bourdain

There are more than 100 first- and second- hand witnesses to the retrieval of an extraterrestrial spacecraft and at least four extraterrestrial bodies from a crash which occurred in July, 1947, 75 miles northwest of Roswell, New Mexico; written and videotaped testimony from several first-hand witnesses who are respected military officers have been obtained.–Steven M. Greer

There have been more than 30,000 oil wells drilled in the Gulf of Mexico in the last 50 years. This is the first time something like this has ever happened [BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill], and we need to get to the bottom of it, find out what happened, make sure it doesn’t happen again. But I think it is very reasonable to continue to drill.–Haley Barbour

In Mexico City, Tehran, Kolkata, Bangkok, Shanghai, and hundreds of other cities, the air is no longer safe to breathe. In some cities, the air is so polluted that breathing is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day.–Lester R. Brown

Like Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Paraguay and others, Mexico believes that we should evaluate internationally agreed upon policies and search for a more effective and comprehensive response.–Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena

The CRAFT approach, developed by Bob Meyers at U of New Mexico, is one set of important tools that DO work, and it feels great to see families using these strategies and getting results, feeling hopeful again, feeling empowered, getting support, learning to trust themselves again, getting their lives and the lives of their children back.–Jeff Foote

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Lately we have been getting facts pointing to the “oceanic” nature of the floor of so-called inland seas. Through geological investigations it has been definitely established that in its deepest places, for instance, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the Earth’s crust is devoid of granite stratum. The same may be said quite confidently about the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Could the interpretation of these data be that inland seas were the primary stage of the formation of oceanic basins?–Vladimir Belousov

With all that IMF money, the Thailand’s and Mexico’s are spared the consequences of their fiscal incompetence, and Wall Street’s heavy hitters are spared the consequences of their stupid investments. The global economy is a rigged game, rigged so Third World politicians, rich investors and global corporations win – and U.S. taxpayers lose.–Pat Buchanan

There is a river in the ocean. In the severest droughts it never fails, and in the mightiest floods it never overflows. Its banks and its bottom are of cold water, while its current is of warm. The Gulf of Mexico is its fountain, and its mouth is in the Arctic Sea. It is the Gulf Stream.–Matthew Fontaine Maury

Mexico was most powerfully my father’s smile and not, as you might otherwise imagine, not language, not pigment.–Richard Rodriguez

In Mexico people wear hummingbird amulets around their necks to show they are searching for love. Here people pretend that they aren’t. Searching.–Francesca Lia Block

The poorer people and criminals of Mexico who are not very religious but not quite atheists, either, worship Saint Death.–Karl Pilkington

My mother likes what I cook, but doesn’t think it’s French. My wife is Puerto Rican and Cuban, so I eat rice and beans. We have a place in Mexico, but people think I’m the quintessential French chef.–Jacques Pepin

According to a new survey, 40 percent of adults in Mexico say they would move to the United States if they got a chance. The number would have been higher, but the other 60 percent already live here.–Conan O’Brien

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In New Mexico, I inherited the largest structural deficit in state history, and our legislature is controlled by Democrats. We don’t always agree, but we came together in a bipartisan manner and turned that deficit into a surplus. And we did it without raising taxes.–Susana Martinez

The drugs are poisoning our youth, the drugs are poisoning our youth and others. But we’re getting the drugs [from Mexico] and we’re getting lots of problems.–Donald Trump

My grandmother was energetic and fearless – a talented poet and songwriter. She was also interested in chemistry and history and medicine, taking care of the people in her hacienda in Mexico, delivering babies. She could have become anything, but this was the 1930s, and she was forced into an arranged marriage.–Salma Hayek

My accent was horrible. In Mexico, nobody says, ‘You speak English with a good accent.’ You either speak English, or you don’t: As long as you can communicate, no one cares.–Salma Hayek

I was privileged to grow up in Mexico at a time when you could play in the streets. We lived not too far from the ocean, and we would be outside all the time with the neighbours’ kids, running free. What better place could there be for a child?–Salma Hayek

I grew up in Mexico, not the U.S., and the fact is that there just aren’t any parts for Latin actresses. I have to persuade people that my accent won’t be a problem, but an asset.–Salma Hayek

In a Trump administration we’re going to go about creating a new relationship between America and Mexico, but it’s going to be a fair relationship. We want fairness.–Donald Trump

In America, we will build a great wall along the southern border. And Mexico will pay for the wall. One hundred percent. They don’t know it yet, but they’re going to pay for it. And they’re great people and great leaders but they’re going to pay for the wall. On day one, we will begin working on intangible, physical, tall, power, beautiful southern border wall.–Donald Trump

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So, Mexico, Brazil, they wanted their national culture to be ‘blackish’ – really brown, a beautiful brown blend. And finally, I discovered that in each of these societies the people at the bottom are the darkest skinned with the most African features.–Henry Louis Gates

No one thinks of Mexico and Peru as black. But Mexico and Peru together got 700,000 Africans in the slave trade. The coast of Acapulco was a black city in the 1870s. And the Veracruz Coast on the gulf of Mexico and the Costa Chica, south of Acapulco are traditional black lands.–Henry Louis Gates

Actually the idea of having Mexico pay for the wall on the southern border is a nonstarter. That seems to be generally pretty much recognized on both sides of the border. What you find, though, is that logistically it’s not impossible.–Evan Osnos

If you look at Michigan generally speaking. You look at the big auto plants that are being built in Mexico and you look at what is happening with respect to Mexico is like the eighth wonder of the world. And Michigan is getting killed.–Donald Trump

I think what’s going to hurt the Republicans enormously is the extremist position of Mitt Romney on the immigration issue and states like New Mexico, states like Colorado, Nevada, Arizona – and I think it’s going to be the margin of victory for President Obama, a very narrow victory.–Bill Richardson

People talk about immigration, but they won’t talk about the corruption that actually exists between Mexico and the U.S.–Robert Rodriguez

My dad had been born in Mexico and his family had to leave during the Mexican revolution.–Mitt Romney

This morning I saw a coyote walking through the sagebrush right at the very edge of the ocean ― next stop China. The coyote was acting like he was in New Mexico or Wyoming, except that there were whales passing below. That’s what this country does for you. Come down to Big Sur and let your soul have some room to get outside its marrow.–Richard Brautigan

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Now Carlos Slim, as you know, comes from Mexico. He’s given many millions of dollars to the Clintons and their initiatives.–Donald Trump

My mother is the war,’ declares Roger Mexico, leaning over to open the door.–Thomas Pynchon

He domesticated and developed the native wild flowers. He had one hill-side solidly clad with that low-growing purple verbena which mats over the hills of New Mexico. It was like a great violet velvet mantle thrown down in the sun; all the shades that the dyers and weavers of Italy and France strove for through centuries, the violet that is full of rose colour and is yet not lavender; the blue that becomes almost pink and then retreats again into sea-dark purple—the true Episcopal colour and countless variations of it.–Willa Cather

The KXL pipeline would make it easy and cost effective for oil producers in Canada to transport oil to the Gulf of Mexico where it could be shipped to customers – not just in the United States – but around the world.–Ron Wyden

I want to deal with somebody who comes from another country to the United States and has a family that comes. I don’t care if it’s a black family from Jamaica or a Hispanic family from Mexico. These issues need to be dealt with, but they need to be dealt with in the entertaining way.–Harvey Weinstein

My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.–Pancho Villa

My attitude when I’m in Mexico is I wake up in the morning with nothing to do and I go to bed half done. I don’t wear a watch. When I live down there, I do nothing according to time. I eat when I’m hungry and go to sleep when I’m tired.–Jesse Ventura

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When you live in Mexico, your houses all have names.–Jesse Ventura

Mexico has strict gun control. You cannot own a gun in Mexico.–Jesse Ventura

I live in Mexico in the wintertime, and I live off the grid down there.–Jesse Ventura

I like surfing in Mexico a whole lot better than sitting with people in Washington that I don’t even like.–Jesse Ventura

All [Barack Obama ] is doing, instead of working on your jobs and your companies leaving for Mexico and other places, he’s campaigning for crooked Hillary [Clinton]. That’s all he does.–Donald Trump

If we don’t get the deal we want, we leave NAFTA and start over to get a much better, a much more fair deal because right now, we’re a one-way highway into Mexico, a one-way highway .–Donald Trump

The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach ‘one language.’ No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.–Al Sharpton

You had one guy who was a slave, and another who wasn’t. And I actually know what happened to them. [Juan ] Garrido ended up getting good jobs and a pension in Mexico which was the center of New Spain, as it was called. Esteban ended up being killed by the Zuni Indians.–Henry Louis Gates

I know aliens from other worlds are required to arrive in New Mexico, but why stay there?–Roger Ebert

I am happy to be a regional writer. My region is the American West, old Mexico, West Virginia, New York, Europe, Australia, the human heart, and the male groin.–Edward Abbey

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If the European discovery had been delayed for a century or two, it is possible that the Aztec in Mexico or the Iroquois in North America would have established strong native states capable of adopting European war tactics and maintaining their independence to this day, as Japan kept her independence from China.–Samuel Eliot Morison

Once you have learned to trust your own voice and allowed that creative force inside you to come out, you can direct it to write short stories, novels, and poetry, do revisions, and so on. You have the basic tool to fulfill your writing dreams. But beware. This type of writing will uncover other dreams you have, too-going to Tibet, being the first woman president of the United States, building a solar studio in New Mexico-and they will be in black and white. It will be harder to avoid them.–Natalie Goldberg

I mean, these are kids that are getting on rail cars, riding the top of rail cars all the way up through Mexico. I mean, the danger that they’re put in, the sexual assaults that are occurring – I mean, all of this is a great consternation, I think, for any of us. But when they come here and then they’re dumped on our cities and our counties and our state is expected to pick up the costs, there’s a point in time where you say, ‘Quit giving these individuals incentives to come up and then be resettled in the United States’. That’s the real issue for me.–Rick Perry

Extremely disappointed that corruption may have reached such a level in Mexico.–Barry McCaffrey

We get twitted now and then on how we made this country. Well, we took the whole business, of course. It’s not just that corner that we took from Mexico. When we got it all together, we got a very shapely country-the best continental cut in all the world, between the two oceans and in the right temperature zone.–Robert Frost

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I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.–Donald Trump

America has hundreds of billions of dollars of losses on a yearly basis – hundreds of billions with China on trade and trade imbalance, with Japan, with Mexico, with just about everybody. We don’t make good deals anymore.–Donald Trump

What we need to do first is to find out how big the migration problem is and what the economic consequences of it are for the United States and Mexico. We hear a lot of extravagant numbers and claims made, but very few hard facts. We don’t really know what, if any, burdens illegal migrants impose on the US economy or the social welfare apparatus, and those issues must be clarified.-Ernesto Zedillo

Mexico has lost an icon whose work has transcended generations and borders.–Enrique Pena Nieto

Now we are intimately locked together. You get swine flu in Mexico; it’s a problem for Charles de Gaulle Airport 24 hours later. Lehman Brothers goes down; the whole lot collapses. There are fires in the steppes of Russia; food riots in Africa.–Paddy Ashdown

As things get worse and the State seems powerless to help, the State will seem less and less legitimate. People will lose their moral connection to it. Laws will seem more like revenue traps and shakedowns. The state will start to seem more like another extortion racket, and, as in Mexico, people will have a harder time telling the good guys from the bad guys.–Jack Donovan

Every July, August and part of September I escape of the guitar, I escape of Paco de Lucia and I go to Mexico to the Carrabian. I have a little house there where I spend two months listening to music, no playing because I don’t bring the guitar with me, fishing and cooking my fish and charging the batteries for new concerts.–Paco de Lucia

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Not just Mexico. Columbus should be the home of any big game. There’s absolutely no doubt about that.To be able to play in front of a decidedly pro-American crowd for both Mexico games, and to win them both 2-0, is fantastic for everybody.–Kasey Keller

All calculations based on experience elsewhere, fail in New Mexico.–Lew Wallace

Mexico is ripping off the US more than almost any other nation.–Donald Trump

Mexico has become a robust democracy with a robust press and an active legislature. It has gone from being a sending country for migrants to a transit country, and increasingly a receiving country for migrants in its own right.–Alan Bersin

Taking on all at once Germany, Japan, and Italy – diverse enemies all – did not require the weeding out of all the fascists and their supporters in Mexico, Argentina, Eastern Europe, and the Arab world. Instead, those in jackboots and armbands worldwide quietly stowed all their emblems away as organized fascism died on the vine once the roots were torn out in Berlin, Rome, and Tokyo. So too will the terrorists, once their sanctuaries and capital shrivel up – as is happening as we speak.–Victor Davis Hanson

While the foreign policy elite in Washington focuses on the 8,000 deaths in a conflict in Syria – half a world away from the United States – more than 47,000 people have died in drug-related violence since 2006 in Mexico. A deeply troubled state as well as a demographic and economic giant on the United States’ southern border, Mexico will affect America’s destiny in coming decades more than any state or combination of states in the Middle East.–Robert D. Kaplan

The potential of Mexico, Canada and the United States is enormous. We have a combined population of half a billion people; peaceful trade-friendly borders that are the envy of the world; the prospect of energy independence is within reach and will change the geopolitical situation of United States; we do a trillion dollars in trade among the three countries; more than 18,000 American companies are involved in foreign direct investment in Mexico and Canada; an increasing number of Mexican companies are creating jobs in the United States.–Alan Bersin

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