„Bullets and machine guns capable of daunting Duvalier do not exist. They cannot touch me… I am already an immaterial being. No foreigner is going to tell me what to do! If the OAS claims the right to intervene because of repressive conditions, why don't they land troops in Alabama?“

Quoted in Elizabeth Abbott, Haiti: An insider's history of the rise and fall of the Duvaliers (1988), p. 111.

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“Perhaps because I am a cat and it amuses me to be arbitrary and do you a good turn.”“

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—  Trent Lott United States Senator from Mississippi 1941

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—  Alvin C. York United States Army Medal of Honor recipient 1887 - 1964

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