These Statue of Liberty quotes will inspire you. The Statue of Liberty, officially known as Liberty Enlightening the World is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor within New York City, in the United States.
Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Statue of Liberty quotes, Statue of Liberty sayings, and Statue of Liberty proverbs.
Best Statue of Liberty Quotes
- “And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.” ~ Daniel Libeskind
- “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” ~ Emma Lazarus
“United States: the country where liberty is a statute.” ~ Nicanor Parra
- “Nearly all Americans have ancestors who braved the oceans-liberty-loving risk takers in search of an ideal-the largest voluntary migrations in recorded history. Across the Pacific, across the Atlantic, they came from every point on the compass-many passing beneath the Statue of Liberty-with fear and vision, with sorrow and adventure, fleeing tyranny or terror, seeking haven, and all seeking hope…Immigration is not just a link to America’s past; it’s also a bridge to America’s future.” ~ George H. W. Bush , Statue of Liberty quotes hope
“I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.” ~ Woody Allen
- “The most powerful visual in America today is actually the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Frank Luntz
- “The Statue of Liberty means everything. We take it for granted today. We take it for granted. Remember the Statue of Liberty stands for what America is. We as Democrats have to remind ourselves and remind the country the great principles we stand for. This is a place of protection. This is not a country of bullies. We are not an empire. We are the light. We are the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Jerry Springer
- “I have a wonderful make-up crew. They’re the same people restoring the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Bob Hope
- “The Lady with the Lamp, the Statue of Liberty, stands in New York Harbour. Her back is squarely turned on the USA. It’s no wonder, considering what she would have to look upon. She would weep, if she had to face this way.” ~ Claudia Jones
“The Statue of Liberty really is profound, I just wish she’d lighten up a bit.” ~ Dov Davidoff
- “If you want to humble an empire it makes sense to maim its cathedrals. They are symbols of its faith, and when they crumple and burn, it tells us we are not so powerful and we can’t be safe. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, planted at the base of Manhattan island with the Statue of Liberty as their sentry, and the Pentagon, a squat, concrete fort on
- the banks of the Potomac, are the sanctuaries of money and power that our enemies may imagine define us. But that assumes our faith rests on what we can buy and build, and that has never been America’s true God.” ~ Nancy Gibbs
- “No Statue of Liberty ever greeted our arrival in this country…we did not, in fact, come to the United States at all. The United States came to us.” ~ Luis Valdez
- “The last time I was inside a woman was when I went to the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Woody Allen
“Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go, it’s one of the best.” ~ Woody Allen
- “The Statue of Liberty was never meant to be a symbol of immigration. It was meant to be a symbol of liberty and freedom. Lady Liberty is stepping forward. She is meant to be carrying the torch of liberty from the United States to the rest of the world. The torch is not to light the way to the United States. It is to light the way to liberty to the rest of the world. Lady Liberty is carrying the light of liberty to the rest of the world. It is not a beacon for immigrants to get to this country because they’re tired, they’re poor, they’re huddled, hungry, or thirsty.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
- “The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, ‘Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?'” ~ Robin Williams
- “Freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl
- “Many of America’s and New York’s sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for.” ~ Michael Bloomberg
“People look at the statue of liberty and they see a proud symbol. Donald Trump looks at the statue of liberty and sees a four.” ~ Hillary Clinton
- “Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of exiles.” ~ Emma Lazarus
- “The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.” ~ Jay Leno
- “I took a puff of the wrong cigarette at a fraternity dance once, and the cops had to get me, y’know. I broke two teeth trying to give a hickie to the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Woody Allen
- “I don’t see any justification for the federal government owning land, other than the Statue of Liberty and maybe a few parks, maybe a few refuges. But to just own land to do nothing with it I think is a disservice to the Constitution.” ~ Don Young
“Jesus is magic, because he turned water into wine. I think he made the statue of liberty disappear in the 80s or something.” ~ Sarah Silverman
- “Members of the media, Jim Acosta of CNN and Glenn Thrush, formerly Politico, now the New York Times, and all of them actually think the Statue of Liberty is the symbol of immigration. And they believe the Emma Lazarus poem that is on the pedestal is the equivalent of immigration policy in the United States. They’re not the only ones.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
- “For a long time, early industrializing countries were absorptive. They were endlessly able to absorb new labor inputs to keep expanding. This was both an economics and a worldview. Here in the United States, we have the Statue of Liberty sitting in the harbor in New York, which says in huge letters, We stand for absorptive capital. A poetic version: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.” But what it means is, Come here, we’ll absorb you. We absorb these inputs and add them to our growing economy, and we manage this with liberal democracy.” ~ Joshua Clover
- “We have the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast. But in the name of freedom, people have done a lot of damage. I think we have to build a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast in order to counterbalance. Because liberty without responsibility is not true liberty. We are not free to destroy.” ~ Nhat Hanh
- “For most of the world, there’s no greater symbol of America than the Statue of Liberty. It has been an inspiration to generations of immigrants. One of these immigrants was a poet-writer named Ameen Rihani. Gazing at her lamp held high, he wondered whether her sister might be erected in the lands of his Arab forefathers. Here is how he put it: “When will you turn your face toward the East, oh Liberty?”” ~ George W. Bush
“I’ve always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the statue of my personal liberty.” ~ David Antin
- “The Statue of Liberty is meant to be shorthand for a country so unlike its parts that a trip from California to Indiana should require a passport.” ~ Anna Quindlen
- “In our own country, we have seen America pay a terrible price for any form of discrimination, and we have seen us grow stronger as we have steadily let more and more of our hatreds and our fears go. As we have given more and more of our people the chance to live their dreams. That is why the flame of our Statue of Liberty, like the Olympic flame carried all across America by thousands of citizen heroes will always burn brighter than the flames that burn our churches, our synagogues, our mosques.” ~ William J. Clinton.
- “Breaking News: Winds so strong in NYC The Statue of Liberty’s gown just blew off!” ~ Kevin Nealon
- “Reagan was a flesh and blood version of any other mute national emblem, say the Statue of Liberty. Everyone knows what she represents, but no one would dream of asking her opinion.” ~ Simon Hoggart
“I grew up in New Jersey and never went up the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
- “It may be that this autobiography [Aimee Semple McPherson’s] is set down in sincerity, frankness, and simple effort. It may be, too, that the Statue of Liberty is situated in Lake Ontario.” ~ Dorothy Parker
- “Deep patriots don’t just sing the song, ‘America the Beautiful’ and then go home. We actually stick around to defend America’s beauty — from the oil spillers, the clear-cutters and the mountaintop removers. Deep patriots don’t just visit the Statue of Liberty and send a postcard home to grandma. We defend the principles upon which that great monument was founded — ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.'” ~ Van Jones
- “Guantanamo Bay is the anti-Statue of Liberty.” ~ Thomas Friedman
- “…the Statue of Liberty’s got this invitation: ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your reeking homeless–‘ ‘Huddled masses,’ said Ira. ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ … Okay, fine. So like everybody in the old countries says, ‘Hey, I’m a huddled mass,’ and they all wanna come over.” ~ Neal Shusterman
“It was so cold in New York City today that the Statue of Liberty had her torch under her dress.” ~ David Letterman
- “When you begin to read a poem you are entering a foreign country whose laws and language and life are a kind of translation of your own; but to accept it because its stews taste exactly like your old mother’s hash, or to reject it because the owl-headed goddess of wisdom in its temple is fatter than the Statue of Liberty, is an equal mark of that want of imagination, that inaccessibility to experience, of which each of us who dies a natural death will die.” ~ Randall Jarrell
- “In commemoration of the fact that France was our ally in securing independence the citizens of that nation joined with the citizens of the United States in placing in New York harbor an heroic statue representing Liberty enlightening the world. What course shall our nation pursue? Send the statue of Liberty back to France and borrow from England a statue of William the Conqueror?” ~ William Jennings Bryan
- “Every time one of us starts talking about more effective immigration controls, somebody else throws up the Statue of Liberty, how we’re a nation of immigrants and all of that. The debate takes on tinges of racism, emotion.” ~ Alan K. Simpson
- “I love my kitchen. For Manhattan, I have a rather decent-size kitchen, and it has an opening that gives out to the dining room, which has a window with a view of the city and in the distance the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Mireille Guiliano
“The Statue of Liberty’s gender changed nothing. It was the same here as anywhere: men and their wars.” ~ Jeffrey Eugenides
- “Democrats do have a historic race going. Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama. Normally, when you see a black man or a woman president an asteroid is about to hit the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Jon Stewart
- “There are a number of Americans who’ve been taught that, that the Constitution has nothing to do with immigration. The Declaration of Independence has nothing to do with it. It’s the Statue of Liberty. And there is complete and total ignorance about it. And I maintain it’s because they have not been taught the truth. And even if they have been taught the truth, they have rejected it in favor of what their political biases happen to be as their political biases relate to their narrative and the agenda.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
- “I went to visit Frank Capra, one of my idols, and did a kind of Judd Apatow interview with him. I said, “I’d like the Statue of Liberty to disappear, but I want to do it as a lesson in freedom, how valuable freedom is and what the world would be like without liberty.” And Frank Capra looked at me and said, “David, I love your idea, but here’s what you’re going to do. You’re going to try and it’s not going to work; it’s not going to disappear.” And I said, “Mr. Capra, I can’t do that.”” ~ David Copperfield
“The last woman I was in was the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Woody Allen
- “Bisexuality doubles your chances of a date on a Saturday night.
I believe that sex is a beautiful thing between two people. Between five, it’s fantastic.
If there is reincarnation, I’d like to come back as Warren Beatty’s fingertips.
I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.
My love life is terrible. The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty.
Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it’s a pretty good one.” ~ Woody Allen
- “I believe that sex is a beautiful thing between two people. Between five, it’s fantastic.” ~ Woody Allen
- “…It looked very different from the Statue of Liberty, but what did that matter? What was the good of having the statue without the liberty, the freedom to go where one chose if one was held back by one’s color? No, I preferred the Eiffel Tower, which made no promises.” ~ Josephine Baker, once she had seen the Eiffel Tower” ~ Josephine Baker
- “As a devastating series of attacks rock America’s oldest ally, the nation that stood by us after 9/11 that gifted us the Statue of Liberty. France on November 13, 2015 fell victims to the worst terror attack in its history.” ~ Peter King
“If there is reincarnation, I’d like to come back as Warren Beatty’s fingertips.” ~ Woody Allen
- “It’s nothing but a big stroke job in this country. The government strokes you every day of your life. Religion never stops stroking you. Big business gives you a good stroke. And it’s one big, transcontinental, cross-country, red, white and blue stroke job… Do you know what the national emblem for this country ought to be? Forget that bald eagle. The national emblem of this country ought to be Uncle Sam standing naked at attention saluting, and seated on a chair next to him, the Statue of Liberty jerking him off. That would be a good symbol for the United Strokes of America.” ~ George Carlin.
- “If you’re writing a book that takes place in New York in the moment, you can’t not write about 9-11; you can’t not integrate it. My main character’s view is the Statue of Liberty and the Trade Center. It doesn’t have to take over, but it has to be acknowledged.” ~ Richard Price
“There’s a reason why in New York Harbor we have the Statue of Liberty, not the Statue of Equality.” ~ Charles Krauthammer
- “The main objects of all science, the freedom and happiness of man. . . . [are] the sole objects of all legitimate government. A plaque with this quotation, with the first phrase omitted, is in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
- “The view… from my apartment… was the World Trade Center… and now it’s gone, they attacked it. This symbol of American ingenuity, and strength, and labor, and imagination and commerce, and it is gone. But you know what? You know what the view is now? The Statue of Liberty. The view from the South of Manhattan is now the Statue of Liberty. You can’t beat that!” ~ Jon Stewart
“I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl
- “I run from Horatio Street down just past Battery Park City and back. It’s amazing to run and see the Statue of Liberty and the ferries coming in. People think if you’re not near Central Park, there’s nowhere to go, but there’s a whole ecosystem happening down here.” ~ Andy Cohen
- “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” ~ Emma Lazarus