Henry James Quote
If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.
Said to Hamlin Garland in 1906 and quoted by Garland in Roadside Meetings (1930; reprinted by Kessinger Publishing, 2005, ISBN 1-417-90788-6), ch. XXXVI: Henry James at Rye (p. 461).