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Total Quotes : 545

I'm not a political comic.

- Abbi Jacobson

Capable Years

Ten years ago I said, you know, my goal is to be able to get food on the table. What I'm trying to say by that is trying to create a vibrant, capable and effective middle class. The quicker and stronger that we can be able to do this, the easier it is for political reform to move forward.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Youth Largest

The Middle East has the highest unemployment percentage of any region in the world we have the largest youth cohort of history coming into the market place that frustration does translate into the political sphere when people are hungry and without jobs.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

More Than

America has not produced a more salient political musician than Gil Scott-Heron.

- Adam Mansbach

Dollars Instance

I have no political ax to grind; I just find it absurd that huge billion-dollar corporations can take over elections. I just find it insane that, for instance, we give tax breaks to people like myself making millions of dollars, while there're no tax breaks for working people. That, to me, is not a political issue, that's a life issue.

- Adam McKay

Winning About

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Hop Part

I'd like to see people pay attention to the science of hip hop. The knowledge part, the political side of what hip hop could do, or where hip hop is gonna go. I always say it's gonna become universal as we become a galactic union.

- Afrika Bambaataa


I have absolutely no political ambitions.

- Ajith Kumar

Small Reach

As a source of innovation, an engine of our economy, and a forum for our political discourse, the Internet can only work if it's a truly level playing field. Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations. A blogger should have the same ability to find an audience as a media conglomerate.

- Al Franken


You might not like that Facebook shares your political opinions with Politico, but are you really going to delete all the photos, all the posts, all the connections - the presence you've spent years establishing on the world's dominant social network?

- Al Franken

Cause Very

The civil rights movement was very important in my house, and then Vietnam was very important 'cause there were two boys, so I came of age during a very heated political climate.

- Al Franken

Point Helping

Population growth is straining the Earth's resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic power and safeguarding their reproductive rights.

- Al Gore

Own About

Let's get with it, guys: You don't need to hear a Ministry song to get political. You should be political on your own. We're just a side project to society. So do I care what people think about me personally? No. I just do what I do.

- Al Jourgensen

Which Private

Crony capitalism is essentially a condition in which... public officials are giving favours to people in the private sector in payment of political favours.

- Alan Greenspan

Worlds Spent

Since 1948 I have spent every single day thinking how the economic and political worlds have changed.

- Alan Greenspan

Religious Before

No matter how powerful our political and religious leaders think they are, they are as dust before the immense and implacable forces of history and progress. I just hope that they don't make too much of a mess or take too many more people down with them.

- Alan Moore

Spiritual Your

Your political views really denote your spiritual views.

- Alanis Morissette

Will Kid

Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor.

- Alanis Morissette

Politics About

There are people with an explicit political bent complaining about people having political agendas while nominating stories with political agendas. Is it political to try to be diverse? Is it political to try to imagine a non-heteronormative society? Yes, because it involves politics. But how do they expect us to not write about our lives?

- Alaya Dawn Johnson

Empty Stomach

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

- Albert Einstein

Deal Religious

Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders, and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit, to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way, and to focus on their common grounds.

- Alcee Hastings

Political Life

The campaign finance scandal in America is the global warming of American political life - with cash substituting for deadly solar radiation.

- Alec Baldwin

Social Dramatic

My responsibility is to make a film and find my dramatic language; I don't have any political or social responsibility.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

End Surrealism

The end of the surrealism movement was so political, so artistically pure.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Right Chinese

I don't care what political party is controlling China right now. All I know is we are all Chinese.

- Alex Chiu

Favor Won

Political battles are won when the rich favor them.

- Alex Pareene

Fact Socially

Political journalists, socially inept or no, are not nerds. Most of them can't do math, a fact that campaigns and politicians regularly exploit.

- Alex Pareene

Sometimes Very

Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action.

- Alexander Mackenzie

Reasons Arrested

When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy.

- Alexei Navalny

Against Social

The winner must promote social jusitce, remove corruption and discrmination, and stand against political, cultural and economic plots.

- Ali Khamenei

Die Anymore

All in all this is a difficult political struggle which will go on for years, in which our people won't die anymore; I'm not sure how much we will be able to win, but I'm certain that we won't loose anything that we have now.

- Alija Izetbegovic

Issues Our

I continue to write songs that are topically related to social, political and economic issues of our time, but I also recognize that onstage, I have a lot of fun and audiences have a lot of fun, so I'm trying to package the messages in music and sounds that are fun to perform and fun to listen to.

- Aloe Blacc

Forced Some

I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.

- Alva Myrdal

Strong Roots

The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men.

- Alva Myrdal

Change Bring

Women are focused on getting things done and bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to a political system that's crying out for change.

- Amy Klobuchar

Will Sense

To me, a public servant should have both the grounding and the compassion to carry the common sense and good will of his or her neighbors into the political arena.

- Amy Klobuchar

Blacks Had

When it came to political power, blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist.

- Andrea Mitchell

Favourite Author

My favourite author is Leon Trotsky - the political philosophy and the way he writes is beautiful, and really relevant, too.

- Andrej Pejic

Celebrity Own

If there is a person behaving more destructively in popular culture than Mario Lavandeira, I cannot think of one. He has used cruelty as a crass mechanism to build up his own celebrity and has utilized political correctness to protect himself while using it as a weapon to dehumanize those he doesn't agree with.

- Andrew Breitbart


I probably owe my political dismay to New Labour, but also my growing sense that the satirical shape of human affairs is international and historical, not glued to the tawdry ambitions of a team of politicians who represent nothing but themselves.

- Andrew O'Hagan

Faith Brought

Today, corruption has won and justice has lost. I brought corruption cases in good faith involving powerful people, and the political and legal establishment blatantly covered up and retaliated by targeting my law license.

- Andrew Thomas

Away Luxuries

For most of the world, civil and political rights... come as luxuries that are far away in the future.

- Andrew Young

Lunch I Think

I think the political class in Berlin doesn't need to be supervised and monitored by intelligence services in order to find out what they're thinking. Just go to lunch with them, go to dinner with them, or read the papers.

- Angela Merkel

Believe Puerto

I believe - and so do most Puerto Ricans - that the ideas that will prevail in the new century will be those similar to the basic principles of commonwealth, of national reaffirmation, and political and economic integration among the peoples of the world.

- Anibal Acevedo Vila

Need Main

We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative by all the 191 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena.

- Anna Lindh

Political Life

If I do something that depresses, it's not because I'm depressed, but because political life and history is depressing.

- Anselm Kiefer

Steel Attract

High-profile industry disruptions such as steel or car plant closures attract much media and political attention.

- Anthony Pratt


When I do a political movie, I do a political movie.

- Antonio Banderas

Strength Flowers

My strength never came from political echelons, it came from the family. And from the fields and the lands and the flowers and everything I see there. My strength came from there.

- Ariel Sharon

Nature Politics

Man is by nature a political animal.

- Aristotle

Politics Always

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

- Aristotle

Courage Suicide

Political courage is not political suicide.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

About Obama

FDR created today's 30 percent coalition. Obama wants to finish the job by turning it into a permanent ruling majority. There's nothing new about the Obama Narrative. It is the FDR Narrative on steroids. It is intended to lead to greater statism and political gain.

- Arthur C. Brooks

World Essentials

One of the first essentials is a policy of unreserved political cooperation with all the nations of the world.

- Arthur Henderson

Body Very

You may see the emergence of a new political party from the body of the trade union movement which represents a very clear-cut socialist alternative policy and which gives expression to the views of the trade union movement in parliament.

- Arthur Scargill

Career Dice

When political correctness first started coming around, it ruined Andrew Dice Clay and Eddie Murphy's stand-up career. Sam Kinison died at just the right time, 'cause no one was going to tolerate what he was saying anymore either.

- Artie Lange

Think I Think

I think one of the saddest things that's happening to literature is that it's getting over-simplified by this diet of simple political ideas.

- Arundhati Roy

Occupy Became

The Occupy movement found places where people who were feeling that anger could come and share it - and that is, as we all know, extremely important in any political movement. The Occupy sites became a way you could gauge the levels of anger and discontent.

- Arundhati Roy

Use About

I would never, ever use a novel to do thinly disguised political information dissemination. For me, all these experiences, they sat in me, and they got broken down into my body, and I sweated it out. It's not because I want to talk about 'issues.' For me, a novel is a way of seeing the world.

- Arundhati Roy

Other Out

I'm a mammal at the end. I breathe out and breathe in and eat. At the end, when we go to sleep, nobody lives this political definition. It's something we connect by and we try to understand each other by, but at the end, we know that this is not who we are.

- Ashraf Barhom

Fighting Fought

Not all political actors share our vision of fighting terrorism, lessening tensions in the region and focusing on building the economy. It is natural that they would challenge the government, but we have fought every challenge effectively. The daily ups and down of democracy should not be interpreted as lack of stability.

- Asif Ali Zardari

Against Chechnya

It is not advantageous for Russia in its present state to fight against Chechnya. The army is a mess. It must be made combat ready. That will take time. Russia has a lot of economic, social and political problems much more important than Chechnya.

- Aslan Maskhadov

Other Lives

It not infrequently happens that persons without any other special qualification than the drama of their lives are precipitated into important political positions.

- Charles Edward Merriam

Country Back

I don't actually subscribe to the view that all power corrupts. But absolute power - when secured on the back of massive parliamentary majorities, which don't reflect the balance of political opinion in the country - can corrupt absolutely.

- Charles Kennedy

Start Interests

When you start attacking cronyism and people's political interests, it gets nasty.

- Charles Koch

Approval Ritual

Scaremongering is an age-old political ritual. There are public officials who have benefited by playing up the 'hacker threat' so that they can win approval by cracking down on it.

- Charles Platt


There are few colonial nations anymore. Instead, we are colonized by financial institutions beyond our political control. We are colonized with pens and papers and millions of little digital bursts transferring billions of dollars all over the globe in the blink of an eye.

- Charlie Pierce

Declare Makes

To me, you have to declare yourself a Chicano in order to be a Chicano. That makes a Chicano a Mexican-American with a defiant political attitude that centers on his or her right to self-definition. I'm a Chicano because I say I am.

- Cheech Marin


We're not a political band, we're a socially-minded band.

- Chester Bennington

Through Very

I've become very interested in the spectrum of political discourse as seen on the cable news channels that are conveniently right in a row on my cable provider's dial. I can flip from Fox to CNN to HLN to MSNBC, and I find myself at night flipping it back and forth through them, and it's something of an addiction.

- Chris Carter

Art Politics

There's an axiom I live by: 'There is no art without politics.' You either choose to engage it, or you choose political apathy. This ties in with ideas around real-time performance and feedback.

- Chris Jordan

Want Virtual

You can hold your Bitcoin in Ripple. We want to be agnostic to any currency, whether that be a virtual currency, political currencies, or peer-to-peer currencies.

- Chris Larsen

Serve West Bank

It doesn't serve an American interest. It really doesn't really serve Israeli interests - it serves the interests of the political party that's getting the votes of the settlers on the West Bank.

- Chris Matthews

Media Other

The counterculture has nothing to do with Dolce & Gabbana having a 'Hippy Summer' or something. Street kids, and kids who want to live in any sort of counter-cultural experience other than what's being presented by the mainstream media or political climate, or 'normal' cultural climate, are never going to look like that.

- Chris Robinson

Technical Plane

Every time economic and technical development takes a step forward, forces emerge which attempt to create political forms for what, on the economic-technical plane, has already more or less become reality.

- Christian Lous Lange

More Very

I'm very much a believer that it's action that matters much more so than, you know, the flurry of political promises and statements and slogans that are used during political campaigns.

- Christine Lagarde

War Germany

Germany is an economic giant but a political midget, and with the end of the Cold War she has started to muscle her presence throughout Europe and the world.

- Christo

Very Surprising

There isn't much political coloration in my economic writing; it's not surprising that few people know my political views. They really aren't very important.

- Christopher A. Sims

Cool Made

That was the political reality of 1987: Saxophones made you cool. That's real! That really happened in our society!

- Christopher Miller

Way Will

Soft money will find its way and seep into the political system and corrode it, unless we plug every hole.

- Chuck Schumer

Blessings Means

All women, whatever be their position, should demand political equality as a means of a freer life, and one calculated to yield rich blessings to society.

- Clara Zetkin

World Discussion

The problem is going to be finding the right words and implementing it in a way that is really dealing with people that are inciting and not preventing honest discussion of the underlying causes of this horrendous political situation the world is in now.

- Clare Short

Lot Correctness

A lot of people are bored of all the political correctness.

- Clint Eastwood

Dream Being

I'm not a policy wonk, and I don't dream of being a political operative.

- Clint Howard

Then Prisoners

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

- Corazon Aquino

Freedom Deny

Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.

- Coretta Scott King

Art Form

Any form of art is political if you make it that way.

- D.R.A.M.

Crisis Sense

The eyes of the world are fixed on the U.S. to see if we have the political courage and moral sense to solve our debt crisis.

- Dan Coats

Anything Sundays

I don't do anything political on Sundays.

- Dan Webster

Next Reporters

Political reporters no longer get to decide what's news. The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day's headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you're news.

- Daniel Hannan

Every Day Read

I wouldn't say I'm a political junkie. I follow it. I read a few articles every day.

- Danny Strong


I'm not political and I don't judge.

- David Bailey

Book About

When I begin a book, I inevitably discover many things along the way, about the characters, their past histories and the political intrigues that surround them. This discovery process is vital, and I would not prejudice it by deciding too much in advance.

- David Brin

People Social

There was a time when people liked to take Shakespeare and twist him around to make whatever social or political statement they wanted to make.

- David Denman

Through Had

I went downtown as a lawyer and then I worked in a liquor store at night, as I had done all through law school. And so when I got to the point where I could give up the night job, I joined the political club.

- David Dinkins

Other Founders

Self-proclaimed saviors and other outliers come and go throughout our political history. Occasionally, they're successful; most times, they're not. But the system has rebalanced toward the basic principles of tolerance, freedom and democracy that were set forth by the Founders.

- David Ignatius


My political giving has merely followed my relationships.

- David Jolly


Affairs of state tend to drive most presidents toward the center on both foreign and domestic policy, no matter where on the political spectrum they begin, and especially so in the areas of intelligence and law enforcement.

- David K. Shipler

Deep Thinker

I'm not a great deep political thinker.

- David Mitchell

Love Wanting

I love books, I love art, I'm a fanatic nature and wildlife person. People assume I'm a political animal, power hungry, wanting to run for office. And anyone who knows me knows that none of that's true.

- David Mixner