Best Quotes about Panama

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We should keep [the Panama Canal]. After all, we stole it fair and square.–S. I. Hayakawa

My impression about the Panama Canal is that the great revolution it is going to introduce in the trade of the world is in the trade between the east and the west coast of the United States.–William Howard Taft

A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal – Panama–Guy Steele

I’m aware that not all kids can pick up and fly to Panama. I’m very lucky.–Jenna Bush

A finer body of men has never been gathered by any nation than the men who have done the work of building the Panama Canal; the conditions under which they have lived and have done their work have been better than in any similar work ever undertaken in the tropics; they have all felt an eager pride in their work; and they have made not only America but the whole world their debtors by what they have accomplished.–Theodore Roosevelt

When the moon shall have faded out from the sky, and the sun shall shine at noonday a dull cherry red, and the seas shall be frozen over, and the icecap shall have crept downward to the equator from either pole . . . when all the cities shall have long been dead and crumbled into dust, and all life shall be on the last verge of extinction on this globe; then, on a bit of lichen, growing on the bald rocks beside the eternal snows of Panama, shall be seated a tiny insect, preening its antennae in the glow of the worn-out sun, the sole survivor of animal life on this our earth – a melancholy bug.–William Jacob Holland

I miss everything that makes up Panama. I don’t have a preference. I love my country.–Mariano Rivera

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In the world outside this glass room, songbirds are feeding and resting in the trees. Some will take off tonight and not land until they reach Venezuela. Sandpipers, plovers, and broad-winged hawks have already left for Patagonia and Panama. Bats are headed for caves in Kentucky and Tennessee. Out in the Atlantic, humpback whales pass by on their way to the Caribbean. Even now, Canada geese are honking toward us from Quebec. It is a good day for the beginnings of journeys.Every time I look at you, I think, Now I cannot die.–Sandra Steingraber

The invasion of Panama, what was that? The U.S. killed, according to the Panamanians, 3,000 civilians. Maybe they’re right. We don’t investigate our own crimes, so nobody knows.–Noam Chomsky

The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months.–Jessica Savitch

I kinda like Florida. It’s hot as hell, but we moved to Tallahassee, which is so close to Georgia. It really wasn’t Florida the way people think of Florida. It wasn’t south Florida. But you could still easily drive to Panama City Beach and get a little bit of Redneck Riviera if you want that. Get some airbrushed T-shirts on, and you’re done.–Tony Hale

Who’s Britannica to tell me that the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I want to say that it was built in 1941, that’s my right as an American.—Stephen Colbert

And, he’d seen me in Panama, and he talked about maybe doing something in New York so I hooked it up when I came here and I recorded in 1969 my first album with Pete Rodriguez.–Ruben Blades

The problem was that Panama technically belonged to Colombia, which refused to sign a treaty leasing it to the United States. So Roosevelt sent a gunboat filled with marines down to Panama, just on the off chance that a revolution might suddenly break out, and darned if one didn’t, two days later. Not only that, but the leaders of the new nation of Panama-talk about lucky breaks!-were absolutely thrilled to have the United States build a canal there. ‘Really, it’s our pleasure,’ they told the marines, adding, ‘Don’t shoot.’–Dave Barry

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The US has attacked countries like Grenada, Panama, Libya… the list of victims of US terrorism is almost infinite. And the US government’s participation in torture, whether in El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile… is well-documented and widely known.–Assata Shakur

Between 1831 and 1891, US armed forces – usually the Marines – invaded Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, Colombia, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Brazil, Haiti, Argentina, and Chile a total of thirty-one times, a fact not many of us are informed about in school. The Marines intermittently occupied Nicaragua form 1909 to 1933, Mexico from 1914 to 1919, and Panama from 1903 to 1914. To ‘restore order’ the Marines occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934, killing over two thousand Haitians who resisted ‘pacification.’–Michael Parenti

Witnessing Panama’s overnight transition from banana republic to middle-class retirement haven is like watching the Univision version of Extreme Makeover: it feels so tacky but you can’t change channels because you just have to find out what happens next.–Andrew Evans

There is a special sensation in getting good wood on the ball and driving a double down the left-field line as the crowd in the ballpark rises to its feet and cheers. But, I also remember how much fun I had as a skinny barefoot kid hitting a tennis ball with a broomstick on a quiet, dusty street in Panama.–Rod Carew

Nothing so challenges the American spirit as tackling the biggest job on earth….Americans are stimulated by the big job; the Panama Canal, Boulder Dam, Grand Coulee, Lower Colorado River developments, the tallest building in the world, the mightiest battleship.–Lyndon B. Johnson

The Panama Canal was dug with a microscope.–Ronald Ross

The Americas has been a relatively stable continent. The last truly new border we have is Panama in 1903.–Juan Enriquez

My family was very engaged in the world around us. My father was an African Methodist Episcopal minister and an immigrant from Panama. He was deeply involved in civil rights causes, which scared my mother – she was also an immigrant, from Barbados, who had her hands full with six kids, and she worried that my father would get deported. But because of his passion for politics and civil rights, we paid close attention to current events. We would watch political conventions together – for fun!–Gwen Ifill

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Iraq was only the latest in a succession of countries. Earlier, there was Cuba, Nicaragua, Libya, Granada, Panama. But this time it wasn’t just your ordinary brand of friendly neighborhood frenzy. It was frenzy with a purpose. It ushered in an old doctrine in a new bottle: the doctrine of preemptive strike, also known as the United States can do whatever the hell it wants, and that’s official. The war against Iraq has been fought and won, and no weapons of mass destruction have been found, not even a little one.–Arundhati Roy

There’s no question about it. Beaumarie St. Claire and I, we created Irish DreamTime after GoldenEye hit. We made movies like Thomas Crown and The Matador. And in between my stints as James Bond, I’d go off and I’d do something like The Matador or Tailor of Panama, which was spy related, just so I could shake it up. It’s a genre which really appeals to me.–Pierce Brosnan

I’ll pay them right after it snows in Panama. Let Eleta pay them if he feels so strongly about it.–Don King

South America had been an island continent, far bigger and far more diverse than Australia, for tens of millions of years before the Isthmus of Panama rose just a couple of million years ago. The resulting flood of North American mammals across the new land bridge corresponds in time with the decimation of the native South American fauna. In fact, most large mammals generally considered distinctly South American… are all recent migrants from North America.–Stephen Jay Gould

These European White Men, then, with civilization in their blood and in their destiny, crossed the Atlantic and set up a new civilization on a bleak and rock bound coast. It was the White Men who drove north to Alaska and west to California; the men who opened up the tropics and subdued the Arctics; the men who mastered the African Veldts; the men who peopled Australia and seized the gates of the world at Suez, Gibraltar and Panama.–Ben Klassen

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So that when I came from Panama… my family was exiled in 1973 and they went to Miami.–Ruben Blades

I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama, on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe.–Ruben Blades

I live on a boat, which is in the midst of renovation. I figure the good Lord will put me in the right place and hopefully I’ll have the right clothes on. I think what we’re going to do is bring the boat through the Panama Canal. My husband has always wanted to do that. So I think we’ll do that and have the boat in Florida for the winter.–Florence Henderson

And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people.–Alberto Fujimori

Everyone is so concerned now where all of the candidates are born. McCain was born on a military base in Panama. Hillary was born outside Chicago, and if you believe the media, Barack Obama was born in a manger.–Jay Leno

We shouldn’t blame the Panama programme for the World Cup bid failing–Graham Taylor

I love to fish offshore for billfish, and have fished all over for them from the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico to the Texas gulf. I haven’t made it to Australia yet, but someday I’m going.–George Strait

For years we have seen people coming on rafts, etc., but now we are seeing people entering Central America, Costa Rica, Panama and then they have nowhere to go because those countries are not – for example, in Nicaragua, the border was closed. I’ve always said that I’m open to a study on how can it be changed.–Marco Rubio

He could wear hats. He could wear an assortment of hats of different shapes and styles. Boater hats, cowboy hats, bowler hats. The list went on. Pork-pie hats, bucket hats, trillbies and panamas. Top hats, straw hats, trapper hats. Wide brim narrow brim, stingy brim. He could wear a fez. Fezzes were cool. Hadn’t someone once said that fezzes were cool? He was pretty aur ether had. And they were. They were cool.–Derek Landy

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I don’t think acting should be all-encompassing. So, when I’m not shooting, I’ll go down to Mexico on a spear-fishing trip for a couple of weeks, or I’ll go to the Coral Sea, or I’ll go to Panama, or wherever.–Tanc Sade

Since the advent of the atomic bomb, the United States has always needed two kinds of enemies. On one level, it has needed a tactical enemy that it can go out and fight in the field in a shooting war. Since 1945, these enemies have been created and appeared as North Korea, North Vietnam, Grenada, El Salvador, Panama, Iraq and now Colombia. On another level, however, the US needs a strategic enemy that will justify outrageous expenditures of capital for strategic weapon systems like ICBMs, Trident submarines and “Star Wars” missile defence systems.–Michael Ruppert

When I was younger, my father was in the Foreign Service and we lived in Nigeria, Panama, and London, but for the most part I grew up in the South and D.C. I got the travel bug as a little person and I’ve bounced around a lot.–Nicole Beharie

In fact, it was stated early in the first Bush [presidency], Bush I, in one of their documents they pointed out in the future, US wars are going to be against much weaker enemies. And they have to be won quickly and decisively before a popular reaction develops. And Iif you take a look, that’s what’s done. Look at Panama, for instance, over a couple of days; and Kosovo, no American troops.–Noam Chomsky

The Panama Canal was dug with a microscope. –Ronald Ross

We should keep [the Panama Canal]. After all, we stole it fair and square. –S. I. Hayakawa

The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months. –Jessica Savitch

Who’s Britannica to tell me that the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I want to say that it was built in 1941, that’s my right as an American. –Stephen Colbert

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My impression about the Panama Canal is that the great revolution it is going to introduce in the trade of the world is in the trade between the east and the west coast of the United States. –William Howard Taft

Nothing so challenges the American spirit as tackling the biggest job on earth….Americans are stimulated by the big job; the Panama Canal, Boulder Dam, Grand Coulee, Lower Colorado River developments, the tallest building in the world, the mightiest battleship.– Lyndon B. Johnson

Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations, they will find us standing up or dead, but never on our knees; NEVER! –Omar Torrijos Herrera

Panama’s a really wonderful country. There’s obviously the Panama Canal, which brings a lot of tourism, and a huge American influence; it’s just a mix of so many great things: African, Caribbean, Latin American Spanish, all kinds of influences there. —J. August Richards

When President Teddy Roosevelt posed for the cameras astride a massive steam shovel during construction of the Panama Canal in 1906, it was more than a simple photo op. Though the scene was clearly staged, it symbolized a crucial moment in American history. –Alan Huffman

I miss everything that makes up Panama. I don’t have a preference. I love my country. –Mariano Rivera

The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months. –Jessica Savitch

So that when I came from Panama… my family was exiled in 1973 and they went to Miami.– Ruben Blades

I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama, on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe. –Ruben Blades

And, he’d seen me in Panama, and he talked about maybe doing something in New York so I hooked it up when I came here and I recorded in 1969 my first album with Pete Rodriguez.– Ruben Blades

I love to fish offshore for billfish, and have fished all over for them from the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico to the Texas gulf. I haven’t made it to Australia yet, but someday I’m going. –George Strait

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When I was younger, my father was in the Foreign Service and we lived in Nigeria, Panama, and London, but for the most part I grew up in the South and D.C. I got the travel bug as a little person and I’ve bounced around a lot. –Nicole Beharie

We shouldn’t blame the Panama programme for the World Cup bid failing .–Graham Taylor

We should keep [the Panama Canal]. After all, we stole it fair and square. –S. I. Hayakawa

Who’s Britannica to tell me that the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I want to say that it was built in 1941, that’s my right as an American. –Stephen Colbert

The US has attacked countries like Grenada, Panama, Libya… the list of victims of US terrorism is almost infinite. And the US government’s participation in torture, whether in El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile… is well-documented and widely known. –Assata Shakur

My impression about the Panama Canal is that the great revolution it is going to introduce in the trade of the world is in the trade between the east and the west coast of the United States. –William Howard Taft

Everyone is so concerned now where all of the candidates are born. McCain was born on a military base in Panama. Hillary was born outside Chicago, and if you believe the media, Barack Obama was born in a manger.– Jay Leno

Witnessing Panama’s overnight transition from banana republic to middle-class retirement haven is like watching the Univision version of Extreme Makeover: it feels so tacky but you can’t change channels because you just have to find out what happens next. –Andrew Evans

I don’t think acting should be all-encompassing. So, when I’m not shooting, I’ll go down to Mexico on a spear-fishing trip for a couple of weeks, or I’ll go to the Coral Sea, or I’ll go to Panama, or wherever. –Tanc Sade

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Nothing so challenges the American spirit as tackling the biggest job on earth….Americans are stimulated by the big job; the Panama Canal, Boulder Dam, Grand Coulee, Lower Colorado River developments, the tallest building in the world, the mightiest battleship. –Lyndon B. Johnson

The Panama Canal was dug with a microscope. –Ronald Ross

So everything that ever happened, we knew about in Panama. –Ruben Blades

I’m aware that not all kids can pick up and fly to Panama. I’m very lucky. –Jenna Bush

The Americas has been a relatively stable continent. The last truly new border we have is Panama in 1903.– Juan Enriquez

Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations, they will find us standing up or dead, but never on our knees; NEVER! –Omar Torrijos Herrera

I’ll pay them right after it snows in Panama. Let Eleta pay them if he feels so strongly about it. –Don King

In the 1980s, the U.S. Army invaded two Caribbean countries, Grenada and Panama, to depose leaders who had defied Washington. –Stephen Kinzer

I’ve been down to the Ecolodge in Panama, but there really are only a handful of real green hotels in the U.S. Barry Sternlicht

And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people. –Alberto Fujimori

And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people.–Alberto Fujimori

Lanai at one time grew 98% of the world’s pineapples. But the world’s pineapples are now grown in two places, Costa Rica and Panama, because no one wants to spend $45 for a pineapple from the United States.– Larry Ellison

I met Jason on a charity walk in 2001, and we got married on a friend’s boat in Panama two years later. It was the perfect wedding for two people who’d already been married and who weren’t teenagers. –Mariella Frostrup

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Panama’s a really wonderful country. There’s obviously the Panama Canal, which brings a lot of tourism, and a huge American influence; it’s just a mix of so many great things: African, Caribbean, Latin American Spanish, all kinds of influences there. –J. August Richards

When President Teddy Roosevelt posed for the cameras astride a massive steam shovel during construction of the Panama Canal in 1906, it was more than a simple photo op. Though the scene was clearly staged, it symbolized a crucial moment in American history. –Alan Huffman

‘Indigenous’ is a bit of a gory thriller film that’s centered around five best friends who take a vacation to Panama. They are enticed into the forbidden jungle by a local Panamanian and are being hunted by an indigenous creature – the legendary Chupacabra. –Lindsey McKeon

Indigenous’ is a bit of a gory thriller film that’s centered around five best friends who take a vacation to Panama. They are enticed into the forbidden jungle by a local Panamanian and are being hunted by an indigenous creature – the legendary Chupacabra. –Lindsey McKeon

He was wearing a gleaming cream-coloured linen suit, and a Panama hat. The weirdest thing about this was that he was not the most outlandish-looking person in the room by a long way. Not that Little Miss Dresses-Like-Bogart over here has a right to complain .–Alexis Hall

Fame doesn’t make me any different. I am the same man now who grew up in the hard streets of Panama. I am just myself. I always will be. Whoever wants to talks to me, talks to me. Whoever loves me, loves me for who I am. –Roberto Duran

There is a special sensation in getting good wood on the ball and driving a double down the left-field line as the crowd in the ballpark rises to its feet and cheers. But, I also remember how much fun I had as a skinny barefoot kid hitting a tennis ball with a broomstick on a quiet, dusty street in Panama. –Rod Carew

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A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal – Panama .–Guy Steele

There’s no question about it. Beaumarie St. Claire and I, we created Irish DreamTime after GoldenEye hit. We made movies like Thomas Crown and The Matador. And in between my stints as James Bond, I’d go off and I’d do something like The Matador or Tailor of Panama, which was spy related, just so I could shake it up. It’s a genre which really appeals to me. –Pierce Brosnan

I feel like my life experience is that of an outsider. Let me explain: my parents are from Panama, and they moved to the United States the year after I was born. They moved into an all-white neighborhood, where the previous black family had a cross burned on their lawn. –J. August Richards

I kinda like Florida. It’s hot as hell, but we moved to Tallahassee, which is so close to Georgia. It really wasn’t Florida the way people think of Florida. It wasn’t south Florida. But you could still easily drive to Panama City Beach and get a little bit of Redneck Riviera if you want that. Get some airbrushed T-shirts on, and you’re done. –Tony Hale

My family comes from Panama, and I grew up in a single parent household with my mother, who barely spoke English. She couldn’t get a good job, yet there were four of us for her to raise. –Bobby Lashley

I’m actually the son of Mary Guibert. My mother was born in the Panama Canal zone and came to America when she was five with my grandmother and grandfather, and that was the family I knew. Everybody sang; everybody had songs all the time, and they loved music. –Jeff Buckley

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The day is not far distant when three Stars and Stripes at three equidistant points will mark our territory: one at the North Pole, another at the Panama Canal, and the third at the South Pole. The whole hemisphere will be ours in fact as, by virtue of our superiority of race, it already is ours morally. –William Howard Taft

Panama’s a really wonderful country. There’s obviously the Panama Canal, which brings a lot of tourism, and a huge American influence; it’s just a mix of so many great things: African, Caribbean, Latin American Spanish, all kinds of influences there. –J. August Richards

There is a special sensation in getting good wood on the ball and driving a double down the left-field line as the crowd in the ballpark rises to its feet and cheers. But, I also remember how much fun I had as a skinny barefoot kid hitting a tennis ball with a broomstick on a quiet, dusty street in Panama.– Rod Carew

Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations, they will find us standing up or dead, but never on our knees; NEVER! –Omar Torrijos Herrera

I love to fish offshore for billfish, and have fished all over for them from the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico to the Texas gulf. I haven’t made it to Australia yet, but someday I’m going. –George Strait

Fame doesn’t make me any different. I am the same man now who grew up in the hard streets of Panama. I am just myself. I always will be. Whoever wants to talks to me, talks to me. Whoever loves me, loves me for who I am. –Roberto Duran

At a certain point, people in Panama thought that everything was going to be solved as soon as Noriega was gone. Of course, the disappointment was huge. –Ruben Blades

Panama is a country that’s been dealing with issues of identity since its very birth. It was born on Wall Street. It was born out of engineering construction. It was the canal. Because of the canal, the country was born, so the country has been divided into pro-canal and against-canal people for so long. –Edgar Ramirez

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Accessories are key – nothing beats a cool Panama hat or statement shades – look to Maison Michel or Miu Miu for inspiration. –Poppy Delevingne

Lanai at one time grew 98% of the world’s pineapples. But the world’s pineapples are now grown in two places, Costa Rica and Panama, because no one wants to spend $45 for a pineapple from the United States. –Larry Ellison

I feel like my life experience is that of an outsider. Let me explain: my parents are from Panama, and they moved to the United States the year after I was born. They moved into an all-white neighborhood, where the previous black family had a cross burned on their lawn. –J. August Richards

The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months. –Jessica Savitch

What drew me to the character is that Roberto Duran is the son of an American soldier – a Marine – stationed in Panama and a humble Panamanian mother, and he was abandoned. –Edgar Ramirez

And, he’d seen me in Panama, and he talked about maybe doing something in New York so I hooked it up when I came here and I recorded in 1969 my first album with Pete Rodriguez. –Ruben Blades

I love baseball. I love my city, Philadelphia and Panama. I want to do my best and show everybody… I’ll do my best. –Carlos Ruiz

I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama, on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe. –Ruben Blades

So everything that ever happened, we knew about in Panama. –Ruben Blades

So that when I came from Panama… my family was exiled in 1973 and they went to Miami. –Ruben Blades

And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people.– Alberto Fujimori

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I’m aware that not all kids can pick up and fly to Panama. I’m very lucky. –Jenna Bush

I kinda like Florida. It’s hot as hell, but we moved to Tallahassee, which is so close to Georgia. It really wasn’t Florida the way people think of Florida. It wasn’t south Florida. But you could still easily drive to Panama City Beach and get a little bit of Redneck Riviera if you want that. Get some airbrushed T-shirts on, and you’re done. –Tony Hale

I miss everything that makes up Panama. I don’t have a preference. I love my country. –Mariano Rivera

When I was younger, my father was in the Foreign Service and we lived in Nigeria, Panama, and London, but for the most part I grew up in the South and D.C. I got the travel bug as a little person and I’ve bounced around a lot.– Nicole Beharie

I met Jason on a charity walk in 2001, and we got married on a friend’s boat in Panama two years later. It was the perfect wedding for two people who’d already been married and who weren’t teenagers. –Mariella Frostrup

In the 1980s, the U.S. Army invaded two Caribbean countries, Grenada and Panama, to depose leaders who had defied Washington. –Stephen Kinzer

‘Indigenous’ is a bit of a gory thriller film that’s centered around five best friends who take a vacation to Panama. They are enticed into the forbidden jungle by a local Panamanian and are being hunted by an indigenous creature – the legendary Chupacabra. –Lindsey McKeon

When President Teddy Roosevelt posed for the cameras astride a massive steam shovel during construction of the Panama Canal in 1906, it was more than a simple photo op. Though the scene was clearly staged, it symbolized a crucial moment in American history. –Alan Huffman

I’ve been down to the Ecolodge in Panama, but there really are only a handful of real green hotels in the U.S. –Barry Sternlicht

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My dad is from Panama; he came to the U.S. in 1971. He came to study chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. He thought he would go back, and then he met my mom here. I was born and mostly raised in Delaware. –Cristina Henriquez

I remember standing in the crow’s nest as we entered the misty Panama Canal, and the strange sensation as the 4,000-ton ship rose higher and higher inside the lock. –Christopher Buckley

I think being born in Panama was a blessing because Panama is a port city. It’s a really – the mentality is that – I remember that of admitting things in. You know, ports, ideas come in and out all the time. –Ruben Blades

Tango was very popular in Panama at the time when I was growing up. In the Fifties in Panama, the radio stations played all types of music. –Ruben Blades

My police record says I went to Panama City, but I don’t recall it. –Brantley Gilbert

People don’t understand how much influence they can actually have on a writer, how much a writer’s feelings can be hurt, how much they can deflect his course when they raise their voices like they did over highly personal books like ‘Panama’ or ‘Bullet Park.’ –Thomas McGuane

I really do love ‘Panama.’ But I’d also have to admit that right now, if I were driven to write another novel like that, I wouldn’t even try to find a publisher for it. It simply wouldn’t be published. I’d be writing it to put in my closet upstairs. –Thomas McGuane

Duran is a mythological figure in Latin America. He grew up in a time of turbulence because Panama was basically occupied by the United States. So he felt obliged to fight Americans in the ring. He felt the whole pride of his country and the need for cultural and political emancipation in his hands.–Edgar Ramirez

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When people ask me about color in my work, I tend to say that it came from spending a lot of time in Panama. –Amy Sherald

My grandfather was actually a doo-wop singer in Panama. They were called The Dominos. He was the high soprano voice. –Ravyn Lenae

Being a hotbed of international travel, of course Panama’s music is as diverse as its population. Throughout the ’60s and ’70s, it wasn’t uncommon to hear intricate mixtures of calypso, jazz and cumbia throughout the isthmus. –Anthony Fantano

I always wear sunglasses and often a panama hat, even if I’m just walking in the park, if the sun is hot.– Sean Lock

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