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Ellis Island Quotes

And then you meet one person and your life changes forever
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Most American Jews came from the lower middle classes, and therefore they brought with them not a lot of Jewish culture. The American Jewish story starts with Ellis Island, and the candy store in the Bronx  (Ellis Island Quotes) He looked like someone with a steerage ticket on the titanic. Somebody who’d be standing in line at Ellis Island. Undiluted and old-blooded. Also cute  (Ellis Island Quotes) Whether our ancestors came here on the Mayflower, on slave ships, whether they came to Ellis Island or LAX in Los Angeles, whether they came yesterday or walked this land a thousand years ago our great challenge for the 21st century is to find a way to be One America. We can meet all the other challenges if we can go forward as One America  (Ellis Island Quotes) I was literally fabricated over in France and born about six months after the boat landed at Ellis Island. This was the heart of the Depression. For the first 12 years of my life we lived in a terrible ghetto on the East River  (Ellis Island Quotes) The thing I love about Vegas is that it’s a melting pot. It’s like working Ellis Island.  (Ellis Island Quotes) Nonfiction writers are second-class citizens, the Ellis Island of literature. We just can’t quite get in. And yes, it pisses me off.  (Ellis Island Quotes) I am the byproduct of an Ellis Island orgy, basically. I’m everything. I’ve got quite a mixture in me. I know a lot of it and I don’t know some of it. I’m pretty mixed up, but mostly Russian and Irish.  (Ellis Island Quotes) The Islamic community today is faced with a new version of an old struggle. My late mother used to say it doesn’t matter whether you came to this country on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, through Ellis Island or the Rio Grande. We’re all in the same boat now.  (Ellis Island Quotes) You, the Spirit of the Settlement! ... Not understand that America is God’s crucible, the great melting-pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Here, you stand, good folk, think I, when I see them at Ellis Island, here you stand in your fifty groups, with your fifty languages and histories, and your fifty blood hatreds and rivalries...  (Ellis Island Quotes) My grandparents, they came through Ellis Island in 1923, and you know, I’d heard all the stories.  (Ellis Island Quotes) At Ellis Island, I mean, you didn’t go there if you arrived in first class. It was only the poorest, the people in the worst shape.  (Ellis Island Quotes) I don’t know the numbers, but roughly half of the people who came through Ellis Island returned home. They came here to make money, not to make history.  (Ellis Island Quotes) Beginning with a trip out to Ellis Island, I saw for myself where thousands of European immigrants took their first steps onto American soil, bringing with them nothing but their ambition: people such as Erich von Stroheim and Adolph Zukor.  (Ellis Island Quotes) Ellis Island lies in New York Harbor 1,300 feet from Jersey City, New Jersey, and one mile from the tip of Manhattan. At the time of the first European settlement, it was mostly mud, sand, and oyster shells, which nearly disappeared at high tide.  (Ellis Island Quotes) I don’t know the numbers, but roughly half of the people who came through Ellis Island returned home. They came here to make money, not to make history  (Ellis Island Quotes)