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Half of this business is politics. As real estate developers, it's our job to go in there and get beat up. Ross Perot, Jr.
Spontaneous combustion of grassroots politics is the future. Dick Morris
I never had a single conversation about politics with Ross Perot in my life; still haven't. James Stockdale
As a gay man, I think the role of culture is central to how you change politics - culture is politics. Jose Antonio Vargas
Everybody in politics claims to want to get everybody out of poverty. What's the opposite? Wealth. And what is often criticized by the left? Wealth. Rush Limbaugh
Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people. Ed Miliband
I think that people are tired. They're tired of the same old kind of politics. People want a new tone to politics. Michelle Obama
You can't be entirely unguarded in politics. Even appearing to be unguarded is as much a facade as a reality. Chris Gabrieli
The bizarre world of cards is a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments are meted out immediately. Ely Culbertson
Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical. Margaret Fuller
Ferdinand was a gold trader. He was a lawyer for mining companies. When he entered politics in l949, he had tons and tons of gold. When Bill Gates was a college dropout, Ferdinand already possessed billions of dollars and tons of gold. It wasn't stolen. Imelda Marcos
I'm not really involved with politics... I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around. Eva Green
I don't think at my age... you can start ruling people out in politics. Kenneth Clarke
I'm more into human nature than politics. But they're intertwined. Obviously, I live in civilization, so politics are part of my life. Bill Callahan
The challenge has been, we make policy in the world of politics. Kevin McCarthy
I must try desperately to absorb all information I can about the Middle East. I want to excel. I want to speak articulately about the politics of the Middle East and its religion. Amanda Lindhout
The major international appeal for 'House of Cards' was kind of a surprise because it's a very American show. What we learned is that American politics is very American, but greed and corruption and all of that is very global. Ted Sarandos
Politics is about the participation and engagement of the wider citizenry - to miss that point would doom us to irrelevance. David Blunkett
I know I'm not supposed to have any opinions about politics, because I'm famous. Cher
I don't know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment. Fiona Apple
Shaping the future is what drives me. Since I left politics, I'm very much interested in emerging markets. Jenny Shipley
America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams. David Brooks
I think politics is like an X-ray machine: Everything is found out eventually. Nicolle Wallace
I don't care much about politics. That kind of witchcraft I stay away from because people end up dead. I'd rather die for music. Cass McCombs
Rahm Emanuel seems to think he knows Israel very well, and that the way to treat that country and its democratically-elected government is the way he treats all opponents in politics: by attacking and attacking. Elliott Abrams
People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause. Andrew Cuomo
I am not God. Nor am I Phantom. I am ready to accept any criticism. I have been in politics for decades. Each and every day, in several media, there is criticism of me. Mamata Banerjee
One thing I like about boxing is that I will not have to deal with the same kind of politics that I had to in skating. In boxing, it is not about your appearance, or how your costume looks, what color it is, or how much it costs. Tonya Harding
The advice I've been giving to people all my life - that you may not be interested in the dialectic but the dialectic is interested in you; you can't give up politics, it won't give you up - was the advice I should have been taking myself. Christopher Hitchens
Politics and war are remarkably similar situations. Newt Gingrich
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. Barry Goldwater
I'm not into politics. I have received offers to enter politics, but I have not been tempted so far. I can't say about the future. Mithun Chakraborty
My advice is very simple: if you can win a small battle, it gives you confidence in the political process to take on bigger battles, and so it is very much a bottom-up grass-roots way of doing politics. David Miliband
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Soren Kierkegaard
My personal take on politics is I deal with social situations and cultural situations in my music and in my life. I have said on record many times that I haven't voted. I'm not the type of person who says, 'I'm never going to vote.' I think it's clear to me that our system has failed us. Talib Kweli
I'm into politics, and I love watching the heavier news magazine shows. Chelsea Handler
My dad told me something long before I was in politics, and when your dad gives you advice every single day, eventually one or two of the things stick in your mind. And he said, don't believe what people say, believe what they do. Mick Mulvaney
First of all, I think it's odd that people who cover politics wouldn't have any political views. Nate Silver
Look how many millions of people are underemployed or have lost their jobs. The last thing I'm going to do is play politics with their future. Lindsey Graham
The movies were custard compared to politics. Nancy Reagan
In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships. Alexis de Tocqueville
I think there are lots of ways to exercise ambition and accomplish things using leadership without going into elected politics. So, categorically, I have no intention of going into elected politics. None. Chris Hadfield
Politics has become unbelievably and unfortunately way too much about how much money is involved rather than what kind of ideas are involved. Mike Huckabee
Politics have no relation to morals. Niccolo Machiavelli
The politics of surprise leads through the Gates of Astonishment into the Kingdom of Hope. Max Lerner
Be your own politics, grow your own garden, and maybe you can help out more. Rip Torn
Created by writer Beau Willimon, who's worked on several political campaigns, 'House of Cards' cannily exploits the current widespread cynicism for our politics, catering to a public scorn that's warranted and also glib in the sort of cheap pox-on-both-houses way that means not having to pay attention. Steve Erickson
The sheep-people don't think for themselves anymore. You can say anything and it's the gospel truth and they don't have to go research it or anything, and they believe everything the news tells them. People don't go and do their own investigations if it's relationships or politics or anything. Big Boi
We cannot learn men from books. Benjamin Disraeli
I've covered Israel just as I cover other politics. David Gregory
The right to vote gives every eligible American a voice in our electoral politics. There's too much at stake to stay silent as this right is eroded. Martin O'Malley
I've always been really uninterested in politicians and the acts of the Houses of Parliament, or government as an idea. But I'm interested in politics in that I'm a member of the world, and I have strong feelings of right and wrong, but I can't get into the ins and outs of it. Ewan McGregor
Politics is the science of urgencies. Theodore Parker
Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do. Bob Geldof
I got a job with a law firm in Portland after a couple of years with Senator Muskie. But by then, my interest in politics had been sparked, through meeting Senator Muskie, through seeing what he did. George J. Mitchell
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate. Kin Hubbard
I'm sitting in my home office wearing a bathrobe. The same way I'm not going to start wearing ties, I'm also not going to buy into the fake politeness, the lying, the office politics and backstabbing, the passive aggressiveness, and the buzzwords. Linus Torvalds
I wanted to be a senator from Illinois. I was obsessed with politics. My dad was friends with a lot of local politicians, so I would hang out with them on Election Day and hand out buttons. Somehow, even though they were opposite, I loved Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. I thought they were the coolest guys! Ike Barinholtz
The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. Potter Stewart
Democracy is a revelation, but it's complicated. There are elections to hold, politics to create, rights to assert, grievances to settle and institutions to build. To many, it's exhilarating. For others, it can be disappointing when it turns out that democracy doesn't immediately make life better. Atifete Jahjaga
I believe in an India of pluralism and diversity, not of religious bigotry and caste politics. I believe in an India that is secure in itself and confident of its place in the world, an India that is a proud example of tolerance, freedom and hope for the downtrodden. Shashi Tharoor
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity. Russell Baker
There was a widespread indignation in the American media. They were saying, 'How can you make a movie during an election that's about politics? What are you doing? Are you trying to influence people's lives?' To which my response was, 'Well, I hope so.' John Sayles
There is need for more science in politics and less politics in science. Richard J. Roberts
Politics isn't about left versus right; it's about top versus bottom. Jim Hightower
In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads to usefulness as well as distinction. John George Nicolay
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times. Winston Churchill
One problem with politics is that it is a zero sum game, i.e. politicians argue how to cut the pie smaller and smaller, by reshuffling pieces of the pie. I think this is destructive. Instead, we should be creating a bigger pie, i.e. funding the science that is the source of all our prosperity. Science is not a zero sum game. Michio Kaku
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising. Cyril Connolly
You can't have a discussion about politics without mentioning Ronald Reagan. Eugene Jarecki
But what I'm very interested in, whether it's writing, whether it's hosting a show, whether it's cooking food, I'm just into the discussions of identity, culture and the politics of culture. Eddie Huang
I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics. Gabrielle Giffords
Politics is the art of realizing what there is to realize. Adam Michnik
Muhammadan law in its relation to women, is a pattern to European law. Look back to the history of Islam, and you will find that women have often taken leading places - on the throne, in the battle-field, in politics, in literature, poetry, etc. Annie Besant
I am committed to the idea of information politics. That is how contemporary politics are played out. Natalie Jeremijenko
It's much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that, then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics. Lester Bangs
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith
We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn't a matter of political correctness. It's a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith. Barack Obama
During the 'ballad' years for me, the politics was latent; I was just falling in love with the ballads and my boyfriend. And there was the beauty of the songs. Joan Baez
In politics, everybody is free to choose his friends and allies. Lalu Prasad Yadav
Politicians are actors, too, don't you think? Usually, if you like people and you're outgoing, not a shy little thing, you can do pretty well in politics. Shirley Temple
I really see the vocation of politics like I see every vocation - whether it's being a reporter or serving in public life or being a plumber - as an extension of ministry. Kevin Cramer
I have always said I will be in politics to serve as best as I can and it will take me wherever it will take me. George Papandreou
Politics was put in front of me. I do politics because it's the vehicle for change and because I happen to be good at it... I had this sort of calm fearlessness, that some would call foolishness. David Mixner
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts. Hans Eysenck
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt
When I want to be popular, I pull on a guitar and sing a song. Pras did not affect me because, in the realm of politics, he has never stood up for anything. Wyclef Jean
I follow politics, but I don't like to discuss it. Tom Araya
You have a political and media elite who have an idiom by which they describe politics. It's highly, highly polarised. It's right, left, red, blue, up, down, victorious, crushed. Nick Clegg
I feel that if I am freed of the burden of politics, then I can do more and I can take more unpopular decisions. I can have as my guidance for decision whatever is right, not whatever is popular. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation. Benjamin Disraeli
Hollywood is in control of politics and has imported their action-filled movie scripts into the real world. Kim Dotcom
I want to thank the pioneering women who years ago opened the doors of politics in Costa Rica. My government will be open to all Costa Ricans of good faith. Laura Chinchilla
My father was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. My grandfather had been in politics, too; however, my own inclination was for a job other than politics. I wanted to be a diplomat, perhaps do some journalism - certainly not politics. Benazir Bhutto
It's very difficult to talk about religion in Iran because religion has gotten so mixed up with politics. Asghar Farhadi
EMILY's List has worked a lot with swing women voters over the years, and one thing we've learned is that they are very cynical about politics and politicians. They very much want help with the challenges facing them and their families, and they feel like most politicians don't understand or want to lift a finger to help them out. Ellen Malcolm
Politics and more politics - that's how you work towards the building of agreements. Enrique Pena Nieto
I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious. Oliver Stone
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead. Leo Rosten
Beyond politics, the West is suffering from what can be called a crisis of brokenness - broken institutions, broken families and broken souls. Gary Bauer
I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends. Fred Frith
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed. Mark Twain
If the economy is still going forward, even at 40 miles an hour, 50 miles an hour, I think most people will stick with President Obama. I think people look at politics like they hire a plumber. I hire you to fix the bad pipe. If you fix it, I'll rehire you. If you don't fix it, I'm not going to rehire you. Dick Gephardt
Nigerian politics has been, since the military dictatorships, largely non-ideological. Rather than a battle of ideas, it is about who can pump in the most money and buy the most access. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I don't want to spend the rest of my life in politics. When I'm finished with my term as governor, I'm going back to the life that's waiting for me in the private sector. Jesse Ventura
In truth, in the fairy-tale version of bailing out Lehman, the next domino, A.I.G., would have fallen even harder. If the politics of bailing out Lehman were bad, the politics of bailing out A.I.G. would have been worse. And the systemic risk that a failure of A.I.G. posed was orders of magnitude greater than Lehman's collapse. Andrew Ross Sorkin
I don't decide my politics based on the flavour of the month. Nandan Nilekani
I don't find music being less important than, like, politics. Kurt Loder
I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on. Helen Gahagan
There is no evil in the world without a remedy. Jacopo Sannazaro
Politics is applied biology. Ernst Haeckel
I was a political journalist; I came to writing novels through an interest in politics and power. Robert Harris
A politician ought to be born a foundling and remain a bachelor. Lady Bird Johnson
Local politics, like everything else, are not what they used to be. But the fact is that our political system - like our physical existence - still breaks down along geographical lines. Eric Alterman
A lot of people who voted for Barack Obama expected and were led to expect something new in politics: a new tone of political discourse in Washington. And I think - I think they're disappointed, because Barack Obama is not a new kind of politician. In fact, he's an old Chicago politician. Bernard Goldberg
I think he was absolutely right not to go to UN last week... First things first - that is, values and people here in their local communities, and remembering all politics is local, and trusting people more. Patricia Hewitt
Perception is reality. Lee Atwater
In Elizabethan England or classical Athens... theater was at the center of, not culture, but society and politics and religion and civic engagement. Those things have a different audience. Diane Paulus
And it turns out that tribes, not money, not factories, that can change our world, that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people. Not because you force them to do something against their will. But because they wanted to connect. Seth Godin
In the old days, money controlled politics. Today, information controls politics. So I think with the advent of the Internet, the power of wealth has been diminished. Look up all the people you know who spent millions and millions of dollars and fell short. Foster Friess
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. Edmund Burke
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. Henry A. Kissinger
I could have made a fortune in cheeseburgers, but I finally chose politics. Francois Hollande
It's interesting how people who were once fairly radical can become, later in life, kind of conservative, and not just in terms of politics - how, if you're an artist, you can start out being somewhat avant-garde and then end up doing landscapes. Richard Prince
But being in the closet uniquely assisted me in politics. From my first run for the state legislature until my election as governor, all too often I was not leading but following my best guess at public opinion. James McGreevey
I have registered few titles like 'Bharat Bandh,' 'Calendar Girl,' 'Money Politics.' The titles just intrigued me, so I registered. I had a title, 'Jai Ho,' which I gave to Sohail Khan for his next film with Salman Khan. These are typical Madhur Bhandarkar kind of films. I may make a film or not on such titles... not sure yet. Madhur Bhandarkar
My parents were political, so it's definitely in my bones. Wherever I am, I always seem to get involved with politics. I think, once it's in your bloodstream, it's always there. I love it. Saffron Burrows
Crime does not pay as well as politics. Alfred Newman
I am not in politics. 'President Mutombo?' No, no, no. There has never been a politician in my family, and I am not going to try to be the first one. Dikembe Mutombo
Compared to developed countries, or even to some major emerging countries, burdened by aging populations, financial crises, widening budget deficits, faltering faith in politics and growing social demands, Africa has become the world's last 'New Frontier:' a kind of 'it-continent.' Mo Ibrahim
They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. Clare Boothe Luce
The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country. Jerry Falwell
In politics the choice is constantly between two evils. John Morley
I'll never get out of politics. I have friends in public office. I have things that I want to do. You can't go back in life. I won't go back to the existence I had before of running a political consulting firm and signing up clients and advising campaigns in exactly that way. Karl Rove
President Obama decided to prematurely withdraw from Iraq for no other reason than politics. The artificial deadline for withdrawal was not determined for strategic goals but rather for a political one - his reelection timetable. Michael Ramirez
Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people, and obviously comedy has something to do with that. I've been a producer and led people. Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure. Al Franken
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. Gilbert K. Chesterton
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare. John Major
Women are tough campaigners. They certainly know how to withstand attacks. And I think we make a mistake if we say, as some do, that women should play by different rules, or that they are somehow especially vulnerable to the rules of politics. I don't think that's true. Ellen Malcolm
If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve. William Tecumseh Sherman
The Philippines, it has a politics of patronage. Family and favors, in addition to the old cliche of guns, goons and gold, really do still hold a lot of sway. Miguel Syjuco
All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting 'the rich' to pay 'their fair share' is part of a big charade. This is not about economics, it is about politics. Thomas Sowell
I am undoubtedly one of the more, if not the most, privileged undocumented immigrants in America. And for us at Define American, which is this culture campaign group that I founded with some friends, culture trumps politics. Jose Antonio Vargas
I don't play politics; I don't do that. I think there's too many celebrities out there claiming what they believe. I think it's our job to get people out to study the issues and to know what they believe and what they want to vote for. Marie Osmond
It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Every body and thing has politics involved. Every. Single. Thing. Mystikal
It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear. Rutherford B. Hayes
Politics is a matter of human transaction. I consider absolutely everything political, because all fiction involves relationships between people, and relationships between people always include matters of power, of equity, of communication. Deborah Eisenberg
I know politics; I know the media. Valerie Trierweiler
I think especially in a world where you have so little say about what goes on in your life, or in the politics of the world around you, it is wonderful to go into that studio, and tell yourself what to do. Suzanne Farrell
I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too. Kevin J. Anderson
The appalling reality in American politics today is that, when ideology and money mix, truth is a mere inconvenience. David Horsey
Television is democracy at its ugliest. Paddy Chayefsky
Throughout my years championing for civil rights, analyzing politics and advocating on behalf of the voiceless, I am disturbed the most when harmless children suffer because of politics or detrimental policies. Al Sharpton
It is not so much that women have a different point of view in politics as that they give a different emphasis. And this is vastly important, for politics is so largely a matter of emphasis. Crystal Eastman
I don't want to force my politics on my readers. John Grisham
No. I probably do better not being in politics. They have too much control over you when you are in politics. Evander Holyfield
At its worst, Washington is a place where name-calling partisan politics too often trumps policy. Bernie Sanders
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose. John Kenneth Galbraith
I've always been involved in politics, since I was 8 or 9 years old. I sold Kool-Aid for McGovern - I could always pick a winner. Rob Lowe
We're living through a time where we are fighting wars fostered by politics, admittedly not on the same scale as the First World War, but with equally tragic realities for our soldiers and their families. Benedict Cumberbatch
By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that's led them into creating illusions, sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do. Sydney Pollack
I always feel that in politics, you have a bridle on. Well, I took the bridle off. And I tell you, it felt pretty good. Ray Nagin
Inauthenticity is endemic in American politics today. The political backrooms where I spent much of my career were just as benighted as my personal life, equally crowded with shadowy strangers and compromises, truths I hoped to deny. I lived not in one closet but in many. James McGreevey
Well you know it's dangerous in politics, because especially in the Philippines there's a lot of killing in politics. Manny Pacquiao
I was on leave from local and regional politics, as long as I was a Minister. Emma Bonino
Politics disappears; it vanishes. What remains constant is human life. So I try to develop a perspective in my writing where politics is just one of the pieces of furniture in this furnished world. It is not the purpose. It is not the goal. Tatyana Tolstaya
Things move very slowly in politics. We seem to fight the same wars over and over again. Pete du Pont
I grew up a witness to gay politics in its early days. I remember seeing Harvey Milk and been moved by him. Margaret Cho
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. Gore Vidal
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. Alexis de Tocqueville
And you don't want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics. Billie Joe Armstrong
Architecture is politics. Mitchell Kapor
Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative, too conventional. Too safe, too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later, too often on the back foot. John Major
I don't think there is anything more bitter in American politics than a close election. Danny Strong
Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds. Henry Adams
I get no pleasure from politics; it's not in my character. Bidzina Ivanishvili
When the only people in mainstream discourse who care about the working class are Wall Street investors, it really is time to ask where our politics went wrong. Timothy Noah
In the early nineteenth century, with Enlightenment optimism soured by years of war and revolution, critics were skeptical of America's naive faith that it had reinvented politics. Simon Schama
I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest. Aneurin Bevan
Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics. Paul Lynde
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it's inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know? And the more grave or important things are... You know, some comedians can get this disease where they get serious all the time. Norm MacDonald
Movies and media really can influence us. A few years ago, my daughter wanted to be a dancer; since Obama came into office, she now wants to be a lawyer and get into politics and maybe even be president. Common
Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Most people get their politics, obviously, from TV shows about senators or movies about them or... all the day-to-day press and the talk shows. Judd Gregg
John Glenn craved the publicity. I think even John would admit that. When he went into politics, that became pretty obvious! He knew how to do public relations. Wally Schirra
The biggest misconception people have about me is that when they see how young I am, they think, 'Oh, this guy must have always wanted to be in politics; his parents must have been politically connected.' I'm a finance major and always intended to go into business. Aaron Schock
The polarization of Congress; the decline of civility; and the rise of attack politics in the 1980s, the 1990s, and the early years of the new century are a blot on our political system and a disservice to the American people. Edward Brooke
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both. Fawn M. Brodie
It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say. Abba Eban
I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics. Calvin Klein
I've been able to watch and to weather a lot of different periods in entertainment, politics and life. Marilyn Manson
I am perfectly capable of writing things about myself that one doesn't discuss in polite company, but I was raised by people who said you don't discuss politics, you don't discuss religion, and you certainly don't discuss people's sex lives. Kathryn Harrison
The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature, the one retreats as the other advances. Joseph McCabe
I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by my friends to become a candidate for the Legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman's dance. Abraham Lincoln
We need a government, not politics. Because there's too much politics. Of course there should be debate. But there seems to be so much pettiness and not enough good faith. It is civilized to agree to disagree, and this idea is slowly disintegrating. The great statesmen of the past knew this, and I think it helps drive civilization. Daphne Guinness
And I'm not apolitical - I'm very specific in my politics. But a lot of the time it's nobody's business unless you're over at my house having dinner. Tom Hanks
It's sad that we vote for and elect officials to run our state, run our country, over social issues. I don't believe they belong in politics. Diane Hendricks
Every person has only so much attention to give, and politics and government takes up only a fraction of what it did 25 years ago. Robert Teeter
Politics is not a world for the squeamish or fainthearted. Maurice Saatchi
I do not believe that politics in the long run is about individuals. It is about ideas. Eliot Spitzer
As a young woman in politics, with few women around, you start to subconsciously behave like men in politics. That comes across as quite hard, tough and humorless, but you're trying to be taken seriously. Nicola Sturgeon
In politics people build whole reputations off of getting one thing right. Nate Silver
Well, I think women across Australia, particularly, are a bit fed up with this constant attack and belittling of women in politics, and particularly the role of a female as a prime minister. Christine Milne
War, we are told, shapes character; it resolves the major questions of international politics, consolidates nations, and indeed, constitutes the principal factor in the progress of civilization through its successive stages. Elie Ducommun
What modern humans need help with is escaping from the despair of politics, commerce and media, escaping from the drabness and oppressiveness of worldly values and seeing through suburban mentality and normal community standards so that they can find some much-needed relief for their wilting souls. Michael Leunig
I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro. Charles de Gaulle
It always seemed to me ironic that the McCain campaign kept referring sneeringly to Obama's meager resume - 'a mere community organizer!' - before he entered electoral politics. It was Obama's experience as a community organizer that proved such a killer app when he applied that skill to the Internet. Tina Brown
When dealing with American politics, you try to follow the money, and that's where it leads you. It doesn't take you to the electoral college or to Princeton. It takes you down the darker alleys of American life. Roger Morris
I stopped by Politics & Prose to sign a few copies of 'Constellation.' A couple days later, I learned that Barack Obama also stopped by and left with one of them. Anthony Marra
I hate politics. It's slimy. Any job where people pander for votes, I don't like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you're not on my side, you're the enemy. The only thing I ever try to support is a third party, like Unity08. We need more parties and more choice. Mark Cuban
I'm no expert on American politics. Bjorn Lomborg
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. Adlai Stevenson
You can't ignore politics, no matter how much you'd like to. Molly Ivins
In all the poems I've written I've not really engaged in politics, and when I've found myself moving in that direction I've always stopped myself. Simon Armitage
When you're young, with less on the line, it's easier to be audacious, to experiment. So I introduced the concerns of my generation - politics, sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, etc. - to the comics page, which for many years caused a rolling furor. Garry Trudeau
The TUC's new slogan 'a future that works' sets a profound challenge. Austerity and rapid deficit reduction is failing in its own terms, but even at its best it is short-sighted, muddle-through politics with no vision of a new economic model. Frances O'Grady
I personally do not believe in politics, hatred, or anger in my musical composition. Horace Silver
Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed. Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right? Robert Orben
I designed collections around whatever struck my fancy... fruits, vegetables, politics, or peacocks! I entered in with no business sense. Lilly Pulitzer
Whenever I look at pictures of horrific things that soldiers do or that have been done to soldiers I always feel sorry for everybody involved because politics throws them into these horrific situations where really it's just 18-year-old kids. Gideon Raff
I'm a Republican. I may go into politics myself. Lou Ferrigno
Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last. Charles de Gaulle
Possibly the fact that I was physically quite feeble, a relatively short little fellow, attracted me to that idea of a very authoritative and aggressive version of Conservative politics. John Bercow
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. Pericles
I never stood for any president in my life, never voted, before Barack Obama. It changed my life to vote. It starts there with me. I never cared for politics before Barack Obama. I never thought it mattered to people like me. Nas
I'm flattered by the fact that most people tell me they don't know what my politics are. Charlie Rose
So often, literature about African people is conflated with literature about African politics, as if the state were somehow of greater import or interest than the individual. Taiye Selasi
What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized. Joseph Sobran
'Yes' is a far more potent word than 'no' in American politics. By adopting the positions which animate the political agenda for the other side, one can disarm them and leave them sputtering with nothing to say. Dick Morris
Politics in Philadelphia is a contact sport. Michael Nutter
The logical man must either deny all miracles or none, and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps, in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old. Charles Eastman
I cannot do politics under someone else's control. Mikhail Prokhorov
Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them. Jean-Paul Sartre
I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country. Tony Blair
The intersection of religion and world politics has often been a bloody crossroads. Elliott Abrams
You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain. Stanley Baldwin
Politics follows the lines of physics: every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. John Avlon
I voted for Barack because he was black. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people - because they look like them... That's American politics, pure and simple. Samuel L. Jackson
For a person who promised hope and civility in politics, Mr. Obama has shown a borderline obsessiveness in blaming Mr. Bush. Karl Rove
When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue. Yoshihiko Noda
I need a break from politics, that's for sure. This is the hardest job in America. Ray Nagin
If you want respect, you earn it in politics. You don't get it because you are some form of bloody emperor in a toga. Colm Keaveney
Well Australia's been in Afghanistan from the get go, way back in 2001, but we have been resolute throughout and with support from both sides of Australian politics. Kevin Rudd
The good news about me is that my friends and social network is entirely independent of politics. Andrew Sullivan
Science is a victim of its own reductive metaphors: 'Big Bang,' 'selfish gene' and so on. Richard Dawkins' selfish gene fitted with the Thatcherite politics of the time. It should actually be the 'altruistic gene,' but he'd never have sold as many books with a title like that. Charles Jencks
I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team. Art Buchwald
I took a 19th-century Russian novel class in college and have been smitten with Russian literature ever since. Writers like Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Grossman, and Solzhenitsyn tackle the great questions of morality, politics, love, and death. Anthony Marra
The first thing I didn't understand was my life. It's a mystery. And today I don't understand economy or politics. I don't know why politics or economy are destroying the world, but I will understand after understanding. Alejandro Jodorowsky
You have to turn a blind eye to politics in nearly all Westerns. Clive Sinclair
The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable. Arthur Schopenhauer
Paul Ryan hasn't lacked for a job since he left college as the golden child of Wisconsin Republican politics, riding his family connections into a job with then-Senator Bob Kasten. Charlie Pierce
Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics. It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law. Tom Tancredo
As I spread my wings in politics, I discovered many Thatcher voters down south who were the same kind of people who loathed her in Scotland. They were puzzled by the Scots' antipathy, given the Falklands war and the strong militaristic history of the Highlands and elsewhere. Charles Kennedy
I doubt that I will get involved with politics. That's something I don't have in me. Pedro Martinez
Faith is important to me. It's important to millions of Australians. It helps to shape who I am. It helps to shape my values. But it must never, never dictate my politics. Tony Abbott
Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business. Malcolm Forbes
The Blair government has lowered the standing of politics and politicians in our country. Kenneth Clarke
Modern politics today requires a mastery of television. I've never really warmed up to television and, in fairness to television, it's never warmed up to me. Walter F. Mondale
In the past 20 years and more since China embarked on the road of reform and opening up, we have moved steadfastly to promote political restructuring and vigorously build democratic politics under socialism. Jinato Hu
Thumbs up or thumbs down on a website is not a conversation. The danger is you get into a habit of mind where politics means giving a thumbs up or thumbs down to a website. The world is a much more complex place. Sherry Turkle
I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual now-a-days to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot Abraham Lincoln
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. William E. Gladstone
Politics is a love-hate relationship. I sure know that. Richard Lamm
Well, politics is much more severe than entertainment. You have to hit those points, in politics, word for word. You have to remember the date. You have to remember the website. You have to rehearse stories that might be asked, have anecdotes ready for questions that might come up. Matt Walsh
Katy Perry's politics I could probably do without, though I have friends who have interacted with her that say she's very nice. Autre Ne Veut
Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act. Annie Besant
First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot. George Crook
Living in Washington, you can't take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to. Tucker Carlson
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act. Robert Jackson
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger. Mario Puzo
I don't do politics, I don't do religion, I don't do ethnic jokes. Bill Engvall
Politics and power is a realm of relative influence. Fareed Zakaria
We've seen a lot of dirty politics in Ireland. Ciaran Hinds
To let politics become a cesspool, and then avoid it because it is a cesspool, is a double crime. Howard Crosby
It's my view that human dignity - an attribute which for years has been taken by the Left in British politics - resides in fact in Tory values of independence, individuality and self determination. Maurice Saatchi
There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. Will Rogers
Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. Robert G. Ingersoll
The politics of partisanship and the resulting inaction and excuses have paralyzed decision-making, primarily at the federal level, and the big issues of the day are not being addressed, leaving our future in jeopardy. Michael Bloomberg
I think President Obama could have handled politics and policies differently. But he has been decisive, strong, and consistent - important qualities in a president. Mitt Romney is indeed an Etch A Sketch, the antithesis of leadership. Eliot Spitzer
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy. Khaleda Zia
Why does it have to be politics? Is there a dynamism to that world and a theoretical capacity to do things that draws many talented people? Absolutely. Are there other ways to be involved and lead an interesting life? Of course. Eliot Spitzer
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. Aristotle
You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders. Florence Ellinwood Allen
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. Jacob Bronowski
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. Charles de Gaulle
Writers and journalists tend to be simplistic about politics when, like all other areas of life, it's more complicated. Robert Harris
The new generation of Labour is different. Different attitudes, different ideas, different ways of doing politics. Ed Miliband
Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique. James MacGregor Burns
I am totally in favour of reform - but it must be reform that changes the nature of British politics, not simply the makeup or operation of parliament. David Blunkett
Anyone who seeks to be involved in politics should join hands with America. Muqtada al Sadr
As I got older I became a kind of sub cultural junkie, foraging around in music, street fashion and eventually art, politics and the freakier reaches of the Internet, hunting the next discovery, the next seam of underground gold. Hari Kunzru
We may like to think politics is a battle of ideas and that the best idea wins out. But that's not true in most elections. Most elections are about the worst ideas losing, not the best ideas winning. Chuck Todd
War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. Colin Powell
This has always been the way of presidential politics. The president rises above the fray while his surrogates go on the attack. They throw the spears and fling the mud; he sits upon the throne. John Podhoretz
There's not a self-regulating group of nice fair-playing people in politics. There are a lot of dodgy people in politics. Heather Brooke
The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing everything from point A to point B, and certainly there's a bit of politics involved, so it's a different thing. Lindsey Buckingham
In elections in Iceland, I have always been an abstainer. It seems like politics is such a small bundle of self-important people, who don't have much to do with things I'm interested in. Bjork
I wanted to write a story about colonization and about Hawaii. I went to college right at the height of identity politics, and that's how I always read 'The Tempest,' for example. Hanya Yanagihara
I have been a practitioner of tough politics for many decades. There is little that amazes me and even less that shocks me. Ed Rollins
Politics is a lot of serendipity. You're in the right place and the right time and you've got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn't. Jon Huntsman, Jr.
The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli
There's not a single chef I know of that does not think about the politics of the food they're serving. Gail Simmons
I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure. Jim Doyle
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. Milton Friedman
African-Americans who might have disagreed with candidate Obama's left-of-center politics voted for him in 2008 because electing a candidate with brown skin was too historic an opportunity to miss. Alveda King
Right now, we have no possibility of politics because we have a one-party state. Todd Gitlin
I don't have to be in politics. Matt Gonzalez
In human life, economics precedes politics or culture. Park Geun-hye
The good thing about the IMF is there is no European politics involved. Mark Rutte
I do not know much about politics, but I am trying to do the best I can with this administration until the time shall come for me to turn it over to somebody else. William Howard Taft
In politics, they found there were not enough females in the House of Commons, so they came up with the idea of shortlists having to have women on them. Gordon Taylor
My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight. John F. Kennedy
I was very much inspired by the things that I'd seen and done in politics, but I was also desperate for a complete departure from the reality of my political experience. 'It's Classified' and my previous book 'Eighteen Acres' are both works of fiction, but if they do seem realistic, it's by design. Nicolle Wallace
My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started. Andrew Sullivan
Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. Ronald Reagan
Whenever you discuss politics, it is always better to use individual names rather then the term neocon. David Frum
The media in the States can be quite self-reflective. When I lived in England, I was much more aware of the day-to-day politics that were happening. Living somewhere where the media involvement is greater and so omnipresent, you become pulled into it and, at the same time, because of that, politics changes and the way it's handled changes. Max Minghella
Anyone who has been around Washington politics long enough can't avoid this truism: Election-year money is like a rushing river that invariably finds cracks in any dam the reformers erect. Nina Easton
If I'm sure of a person and his potential in politics, and if I know he will live up to his promises, I wouldn't mind campaigning for him. I believe in the dictum, 'never say never.' You never know, I might end up joining politics. Arjun Rampal
I did really well at school, and I would have loved to have gone to Oxford or Cambridge. I would have read English, and I'm really interested in politics. Emma Rigby
The richest persons in Africa are heads of state, governors and ministers. So every 'educated' African who wants to be rich - and there is nothing wrong with wanting to be rich - heads straight into government or politics. George Ayittey
To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate. David Frum
Everyone thinks politics will just go on the way it is. I don't agree. Robert Harris
Politics is human beings; it's addition rather than subtraction. Donald Rumsfeld
International politics is no longer a zero-sum game but a multi-dimensional arena where cooperation and competition often occur simultaneously. Gone is the age of blood feuds. World leaders are expected to lead in turning threats into opportunities. Hassan Rouhani
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred. John W. Gardner
I have chosen to keep my personal life separate from my music, as the two are exclusive from each other, and I want to remain that way. I'll talk music, production, writing songs, touring with anyone but keep religion, politics and world affairs off the table, as my expertise is in songs and music. Randy Bachman
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. Emma Goldman
I got politics and economics moving and then others took over. Lech Walesa
There's so many politicians who have given politics a pretty poor name... their actions have been demonstrated to be part of their over-enthusiasm to get reelected. Andrew Forrest
If I cry, it's about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics - no, I don't cry. Nancy Pelosi
There's people coming in who've never done any politics at all, who've never been in a trade union, they've never been in a political party, they've never done anything, but they do feel a kind of urgency. Susan George
Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose. James Ellroy
I follow politics in a big way, and always have since I was a kid. I've got opinions, but they're opinions on both sides - not just anti-Republican, which is a real popular thing for a rap artist to do. If you dis Republicans, nobody will get mad. I think the two-party system sucks. It's absolutely ignorant. Sir Mix-a-Lot
Politics is a potent way to empower women. Preneet Kaur
There's a wide range today of documentaries on politics. The central mass of it is made by networks, and nothing's changed. Robert Drew
Real politics is messy and morally ambiguous and doesn't make for a compelling thriller. James Surowiecki
Democracies must have equilibrium... and the entanglement of politics and information must be minimized. Romano Prodi
I think that if politics is just about getting your backside on important seats, then it's a pretty worthless endeavor. Chris Patten
In a sense, terrorism blossomed in the advent of television. Television promotes terrorism in religion and in politics. Marilyn Manson
In a way, the road between Huaraz and the lodge is a metaphor for Peruvian politics. It used to be in good repair, and in some places still is. Mark Barrowcliffe
I don't do politics. I just like to laugh. Billy Bush
Politics isn't what defines a person, and it shouldn't define a relationship. I made the mistake of letting that intrude on my relationships. Patti Davis
Politics is rough and tumble everywhere, and many women recoil from that negative aspect of it - the nastiness, the charges and counter-charges. Melanne Verveer
Beethoven was a deeply political man in the broadest sense of the word. He was not interested in daily politics, but concerned with questions of moral behaviour and the larger questions of right and wrong affecting the entire society. Daniel Barenboim
There are so many people who are so much better qualified to write about politics than I am. Curtis Sittenfeld
One of the challenges Christians confront is how the politics we helped create has made it difficult to sustain the material practices constitutive of an ecclesial culture to produce Christians. Stanley Hauerwas
I like the way hip-hop is now. It's grown up enough so that it can get involved with politics if it feels like it. Nas
A dose of humility goes a long way in life and in politics. Ron Fournier
Politics makes me sick. William Howard Taft
British politics is more nuanced. Part of the problem with New Labour is that they are a moving target. Rory Bremner
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it's inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know? Norm MacDonald
Let the message go out - a new generation has taken charge of Labour which is optimistic about our country, optimistic about our world, optimistic about the power of politics. We are optimistic and together we will change Britain. Ed Miliband
There is always a testing of the new kid on the block in politics. Jane Byrne
One of the things that's great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making. Sarah Jessica Parker
My mother was Irish; she had this great sense of humor, and both my parents loved films. There was a very vibrant discourse about politics and everything that was going on in the world where I grew up. So I was genetically predisposed to go into the performing arts. Martin Donovan
Being political is an integral part of being Iranian. Our lives are defined by politics. Shirin Neshat
When I first started out in politics I was, what you might describe as, a hard right Conservative. John Bercow
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary. Wilhelm Reich
Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather. Ilka Chase
I engage with local politics because it affects people I love. And I engage in national politics because it affects people I love. Shane Claiborne
I was obsessed with politics in the '80s. I've recovered and I'm feeling much better now, thank you. Steven Van Zandt
I'm involved in issues, and issues are about grass-roots politics. J. B. Pritzker
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat. Jackie Kennedy
Artists know that diligence counts as much, if not more, as inspiration; in art, as in politics, patience counts as much as revolution. Tony Kushner
In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. Charles de Gaulle
Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I've had to deal with in politics. Ann Richards
I don't believe in gutter politics. I don't believe in gutter journalism. Maria Shriver
One never knows whether people have principles on principle or whether for their own personal satisfaction. Karel Capek
Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future. Jimmy Carter
Morality binds people into groups. It gives us tribalism, it gives us genocide, war, and politics. But it also gives us heroism, altruism, and sainthood. Jonathan Haidt
The person I liked the best was Gerald R. Ford. He was the most decent man in politics I ever had any relationships with. Alan Greenspan
This match is about sport and I separate that completely from politics. Oliver Kahn
Without the political parties and the volunteering work of their members day in, day out, we would have a very different sort of politics and society. David Blunkett
I don't want to be a politician. I don't like politics. It's petty; it fights dirty. John Mellencamp
There is no gambling like politics. Benjamin Disraeli
The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people. Ron Paul
I think I'm one of the most patriotic people that I've ever encountered in America. I consider myself a bedrock patriot. I participate very actively in local politics, because my voice might be worthwhile. I participate in a meaningful way - not by donations; I work at it. Hunter S. Thompson
He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers. Henry Adams
I'm a warrior at heart; I'm an ex-Navy Seal. I'm too old to wage war anymore, and so now I wage it mentally. And so I find politics very stimulating; it's war without guns. Jesse Ventura
It's very simple. If the American people care about a lot of things including corruption in government, then, in fact, if you use the power to appoint in order to do political business, to clear fields, to save your party money and so on, if it's not a crime - and I believe it is - it certainly is business as usual, politics of corruption. Darrell Issa
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life. John Stuart Mill
The challenge in working in politics, particularly if you're working for a political party, is that everyone's a messenger. Frank Luntz
All I wanted was to be involved in politics and government. Christine Quinn
It is one of the little known facts about modern Scottish politics that it is not quite as cut-throat as people think it is. Nicola Sturgeon
Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. Groucho Marx
If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military. Bruce Sterling
To go from politics to news, at least the subject matter is the same, even if the view is different. Jerry Springer
I think today that politics registers very late things which society manifests through other channels, and I feel that often politics distorts and mystifies reality. Italo Calvino
There is a real and evident problem of democracy in Georgia, and this was the core reason of my entrance into politics. We have no rule of law. It's absolutely absent. Bidzina Ivanishvili
I like Ronald Reagan, who didn't play crass politics, and he just articulated and delivered on broad themes that were needed. Free markets meant free markets. Deregulation. Lower tax rates. Strong national defense. And he was credible and believable. Dave Brat
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. Gore Vidal
In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons. Mary McCarthy
I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university. Hubert Humphrey
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes. Robert Kennedy
The reason I wrote political satire was because I thought it - politics - was important... that public policy was important. Then I transitioned into books, then into radio. Al Franken
I had been taught that the separation between religion and politics happened in the Enlightenment. But there were people who tried to create a secular relationship to government 2,000 years ago, and those people were the Jews. Elaine Pagels
The only reason to be in politics is public service. There's no other reason. Frankly, if that's the best job you can get in terms of money, that's too bad, you know. Because frankly, it's not well paid, everyone knows that. So for most people it's a big sacrifice. Malcolm Turnbull
The problem of the Middle East is poverty more than politics. Shimon Peres
In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight. Joseph Chamberlain
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right? George Orwell
Politics is activity in relation to power. Francis Parker Yockey
I think it is fundamental to understand that the ethics of politics indicate that you should concentrate your efforts on those marginalized people who live in poverty with few opportunities to develop individually. Enrique Pena Nieto
I'm obsessed with politics, and I talk about it any chance I can get. I have strong opinions about how the world should be run. Moby
The war for the Internet has begun. Hollywood is in control of politics. The government is killing innovation. Kim Dotcom
Sports and politics don't mix. Eric Heiden
I think - something I learned recently looking up the meaning of ideology. If you look in American encyclopedias, it says, you know, 'Rules for - basic rules for a system of economics or politics.' If you look in the Oxford, it says that, and then it says... 'Despite - and people will hold these propositions despite events.' Mario Cuomo
Our only real hope for democracy is that we get the money out of politics entirely and establish a system of publicly funded elections. Noam Chomsky
I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. Adlai Stevenson
Protecting Americans from nuclear terrorism rises above politics. Lee H. Hamilton
Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get. Kinky Friedman
What drew me to politics in the first place was the fact that I wanted to have a place to take a stand and use my voice to express what I believed in. But I've no longer got any political aspirations. I feel that as a politician, fifty per cent of people would hate you before you even left the house. Jon Bon Jovi
Since the governments are in the pockets of businesses, who's going to control this most powerful institution? Business is more powerful than politics, and it's more powerful than religion. So it's going to have to be the vigilante consumer. Anita Roddick
I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
My position is not that John Kerry is either Jesus Christ or the prophet Mohammad. My position is that John Kerry is the possibility of restarting politics. Todd Gitlin
Both the Obama and Romney campaigns said they pulled all their political ads today in observance of the September 11th anniversary. But politics wasn't very far offstage. The Obama campaign sees foreign policy as an advantage this year. Mara Liasson
I don't believe there are heroes or saviours in politics. Alexis Tsipras
I never let my politics supersede my manners. Darren Criss
All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats. Groucho Marx
Politics is gut; commercials are gut. Frank Luntz
One thing I have frankly decided is that when it comes to political reform we have two conservative parties in British politics. Both the Labour and Conservative parties have constantly and repeatedly failed to honour promises they have made about reforming, cleaning, modernising our clapped-out system. Nick Clegg
'V-Wars' is a head-on collision of real-world science, terrorism, special forces action, ethics, politics and an exploration of what defines us as human. Jonathan Maberry
There's a lot of division in politics, and that is why I am grateful to be a part of a show like 'Veep.' It makes light of the daunting aspects of the political world. Sufe Bradshaw
I honestly believe that there's an element in this country, in our politics, that does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination for the Republican party, and does not want me to succeed at becoming President of the United States of America. Herman Cain
Politics is an instrument that can transform society. Enrique Pena Nieto
Unfortunately, I think it's very difficult to separate policy from politics. In a perfect world, in some instances, you probably would want to. In other instances, you'd probably say that the political element is important because it should, in a perfect world, match what the stakeholders need or want, or what the public is after. Andrew Ross Sorkin
Caricatures created by politics never fit comfortably into the Oval Office. David K. Shipler
It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy. Stephen Leacock
In politics and in society, we can use our reason to rise above our parochial natures. Too bad that our elected officials don't choose to do so more often. Paul Bloom
I am a person that when I go in the street, everybody knows me and goes: 'Oh, you are entering politics.' I want to do something positive for the future. It doesn't mean to become a leader of a party. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
All I know is politics. Really, politics takes up most of my time; it's nonstop. Jean-Claude Duvalier
It turns out that it's easier to do politics in a movie. People really don't want it in their TV. Doug Liman
There are no generalizations in American politics that vested selfishness cannot cut through. John Gunther
Whatever your supposed politics are - left, right - if you put it in a human connection, most people will rise to the occasion and feel the human pain in a way that they might not if it was presented in a more conceptual way. George Saunders
It is very creditable when a woman gets into politics. She does this at the expense of responsibilities toward her home and family and should be lauded for this. Preneet Kaur
If we tried to write about politics, you'd realize that we're all a bunch of idiots. Mark Hoppus
Truth is I don't think God on a daily basis. I think politics, science. Peter Mullan
I do have friends that are Republicans, and we have very spirited conversations on a whole range of issues. I am often baffled by why they are Republicans, but I enjoy the dialogue and can move beyond politics to find common ground in my personal relationships. Barbra Streisand
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex. Margaret Thatcher
I'm just sick of the way things are. We're in an age in which we can't live without accepting the logic of the market. Contemporary politics is all about short-term pragmatism. We have abandoned religion and philosophy... What we have left is the automatisation of doing what the market tells us. Jose Mujica
Absolutely. I think that this is - politics is a tough business. I describe it as a full contact sport. You have to be prepared to get in there and mix it up. John Thune
Sitting at a candidate rally is similar to sitting in a ballyard. Both give you the opportunity to assess the technical metrics and reflect on the intangibles - what baseball calls 'make up' and politics calls 'character' - the leadership, talent and maturity to add value to a venture. Christine Pelosi
Friends, I'm angry about what's happening in politics today! Why is it wrong to ask the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations to pay their fair share? Richard Trumka
I hate politics. What they say and what they do is completely different. Tadashi Yanai
Nothing is irreparable in politics. Jean Anouilh
My politics were pretty anarchistic until 1969 when the Montreal police went on strike. Within hours, mayhem and rioting broke out and the Mounties had to be called in to restore order. It instilled in me that one's convictions can be subjected to empirical test. Steven Pinker
Look, not everybody plays well with each other on the playground. I get that, that's politics. Michael Steele
The toughest thing to do in politics is to do the right thing when your supporters think the right thing is something else. Pat Toomey
Politics should not interfere with sports. And sports should impact politics. Vladimir Putin
Pro football gave me a good sense of perspective to enter politics: I'd already been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded and hung in effigy. Jack Kemp
But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends. Robert Foster Bennett
I grew up listening to my father argue politics into the night and taking trips every Saturday to the Hood River library where my mother maintained her interest in reading and encouraged the same from her sons. Dale T. Mortensen
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society. Pope John Paul II
I didn't used to think about politics much, or social issues. I was a teenager, writing about girls. Conor Oberst
One of the reasons I wanted to leave my position at Common Cause and return to politics was to regain the freedom to speak out politically - to not be constrained by a non-partisan organization. Chellie Pingree
I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined. Bob Geldof
Honestly, acting is the most work when you're unemployed. For me, the actual acting part is never hard. It's the politics and basically everything around the acting that is difficult. Sara Rue
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin. Vladimir Lenin
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties. R. Buckminster Fuller
You know, the media and politicians are always gonna be in a bit of tension with one another and probably most of the time that's healthy and indeed even creative. But it's where - it's really when news organisations are used as kind of instruments of politics that it gets tricky. Tony Blair
I don't get involved in record label politics. Leona Lewis
People versed in politics need not be told that the devil is in the detail, and tough solutions implying the use of force cannot produce a lasting long-term settlement. Sergei Lavrov
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. John Adams
People feel politics isn't about their lives. David Miliband
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters. Fidel Castro
Yes, you need substance in politics - but I think your style also says something about how you arrive at some of your conclusions. Charles Kennedy
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics. Tom Daschle
Macroeconomic policy can never be devoid of politics: it involves fundamental trade-offs and affects different groups differently. Joseph Stiglitz
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long. Hunter S. Thompson
As politics is disconnected from its ethical and material moorings, it becomes easier to punish and imprison young people than to educate them. Henry Giroux
My passion for ideas is not matched with a passion for partisan or electoral politics. Jack Kemp
The secret of getting things done is to act! Dante Alighieri
A 527 doesn't have a wife. It doesn't have a brother-in-law who knows a lot about politics, or a union president who calls and doesn't like the color of the suit, or bimbo eruptions. It's the perfect candidate, because it has no personal characteristics. Roger Stone
I actually don't want to be an actor for the rest of my life. I'd like to go on to be a lawyer or a doctor, and I definitely would like to get into politics. Noah Gray-Cabey
Acknowledging class was always difficult for 'New Democrats' - it was second-wave, it was divisive - but 2008 made retro politics cool again. Thomas Frank
Washington is a place where politics and economics often aren't on speaking terms. Timothy Noah
Marine Le Pen belongs to her generation, I belong to mine. I got into politics for Marine Le Pen and with her as party leader. Marion Marechal-Le Pen
As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women's issues, in bringing down the population growth rate... as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension - that of a mother. Benazir Bhutto
The most important political office is that of the private citizen. Louis D. Brandeis
There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer. Gertrude Stein
I have been poor and I wanted to document poverty; I had lost a child and I was obsessed with birth; I was interested in politics and I wanted to know how it affected our lives; I am a woman and I wanted to know about women. Eve Arnold
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. Mahatma Gandhi
I think one of the things that we are facing right now is that we've stopped listening to each other in our politics. Michael Bennett
My mother saw nothing inconsistent in her traditional desire to look after her husband and children and her radical politics. She began her civil rights work before most people had ever heard the word 'feminism,' and in those early years, she was focused on racial justice. Ezekiel Emanuel
Press critics worry that the rise of media polarization threatens the foundation of credible, common information that American politics needs to thrive. John Harwood
By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?' Alastair Campbell
My politics are of a practical kind - the integrity of the country, the supremacy of the Federal government, an honorable peace, or none at all. Winfield Scott Hancock
So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in. Jim Bolger
Having grown up in a military family, I know that politics should have no role in determining who is best qualified to lead our armed forces. Ron Barber
Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice. Moshe Dayan
I would say that no film is apolitical. There are politics in all films. Any film that is anchored in a society, any film that deals with humanity is necessarily political. Abbas Kiarostami
Folk art has never been much about politics; it's about action and utility. Cass McCombs
No matter where I go - London, Beirut, Jerusalem, Washington, Beijing, or Bangalore - I'm always looking to rediscover that land of ten thousand lakes where politics actually worked to make people's lives better, not pull them apart. Thomas Friedman
As women have played an increasingly important role in politics, there is no question that they've brought a different perspective, focusing attention on a broader set of issues and building alliances with other women. Dee Dee Myers
Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure. Pat Riley
When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy. Charles de Secondat
As a chef and activist, I'm particularly concerned with food politics issues such as the farm bill. Marcus Samuelsson
I keep trying to bring a more professional approach to New Zealand cricket. It's an uphill battle. I stay in the game because I find it intriguing and interesting. I'm not interested in coaching international sides. I don't mind short-term coaching. I don't want to get involved in the politics of teams. Glenn Turner
What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car? George Bernard Shaw
I hate it when politics play too large part in the sport. Jacques Villeneuve
In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected. Clare Boothe Luce
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. Edward de Bono
I do not comment on politics, but I see computerization of the election process as good for stability and social harmony. Andrew Tan
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte
Usually, the energy in elevators is so awkward; I mean, I can't imagine the politics in the ones in the Conde Nast building. Marco Brambilla
In politics nothing is contemptible. Benjamin Disraeli
It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics. Robert Byrd
Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can't do? She's channeled the world of opera, Boston politics, magic, unwed motherhood, and race relations, creating scenarios so indelible, you swear they are right outside your door. Caroline Leavitt
I think politics is a higher build in life. You know? If you diffuse under normal, common sense of a story, you make it political. If you choose a conventional way for a story, or refuse to use the conventional way, you make it political. Bernardo Bertolucci
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb. Spiro Agnew
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The decision as to why a show makes it has to do with politics and money. Ted Shackelford
We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics. Andrzej Wajda
It's a no-win situation with politics; it's always going to be stressful. I'm more into the comedy of life. Jordan Peele
For better or worse, the people who become leaders and decision makers in politics, law and business are going to come from schools like Princeton. Brian Kernighan
I don't think you should go into politics until you can stand on your own two feet economically, if possible, and you know enough about the world. Ross Kemp
The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget. As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign. Hugh Sidey
I was really fascinated by politics. It always has been part of my view that politics really is a calling or you wouldn't go into it, because it's demanding and potentially has a toll on you and your family. John Key
I've never really read any books about Washington, neither the politics nor the city. Bennie Thompson
A figure in Los Angeles politics for five decades, my mother nevertheless had had her fill of talking to people by the time she came home at night. Janet Fitch
The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed. Abraham Lincoln
You know, I'm just not going to get into American politics. Benjamin Netanyahu
Our politics is about people not flags. Johann Lamont
Politics is my hobby. Smut is my vocation. Larry Flynt
They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics, to take on public-sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefits system that was headed to bankruptcy. But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions. We did it. Chris Christie
From my perspective, we as a nation need to make policy a priority and drive the politics as a result of good policy. Tom Reed
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. Joseph Stalin
I love the ACLU and I'm concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority - I don't know who they are. Debbie Harry
There's a problem with political polling in that you have so much pressure to do what your client wants you to do and say what your client wants you to say. I've never felt that pressure. I am independent of the political parties. Frank Luntz
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers. Denis Diderot
I have the most reliable friend you can have in American politics, and that is ready money. Phil Gramm
We can create a new kind of politics: kinder, more respectful, but courageous, too. Jeremy Corbyn
Politics is not really my thing. John Malkovich
The thing about American politics, as I've learned, is there is no choice. Rob Walton
I don't think I will ever write about politics or foreign policy. I feel like there is so much good writing in those areas that I have little to add. I also like to steer clear of writing about people whom I do not personally like. Malcolm Gladwell
My suspension was a long-planned move... and was done to protect would-be convicts in Romanian politics. Traian Basescu
In the old days, the media is who held people accountable when they lied in politics. That isn't happening anymore. Rush Limbaugh
At the end of the day, money is just a proxy for votes. That is what makes politics so vulnerable to social media. Sean Parker
I am not a politics wonk. I like the idea of my writing reflecting more about who I am or other people. Peter Morgan
The Patriotic Millionaires campaign, pulled together quickly by the Agenda Project in New York City, just happens to appear on the same day as a new study from the Center for Responsive Politics revealing that half of the members of the House and the Senate are millionaires. Joe Conason
When you mix fashion and politics, you get fascism. Politics have fashion, and it's bad; fashion has politics, that are ugly. Nate Lowman
There's discussion in athletics about how sport - where they say 'SportsCenter' has ruined the fundamentals of basketball because it's - it only applauds dunks and three point shots and blocks, and I think, you know, the cable news has done the same thing for politics. Dan Pfeiffer
What makes me laugh about politics, sometimes, is it seems like once we get to a point where our problems are seemingly unsolvable, it's because we're looking through a wrong point of view. If we turn the thing on its head, then maybe we might see it differently. Dave Davies
I've committed myself to serve my constituents in South Shields and I have committed myself to British politics. David Miliband
When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly. Bill Frist
The sight of allegedly sophisticated politicians parroting complete tripe trivialises and demeans government and it has to be stopped. It's played a significant part in public disillusionment with politics and has led to the absurd situation where more people vote for 'Strictly Come Dancing' than voted in the general election. John Major
It is necessary to take an active part in politics to observe how often the welfare of the party organization is put before the issues, even before the welfare of the commonwealth. Charles Edison
Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction. Talib Kweli
Very few people go into politics to be reviled. Andrew Cuomo
Man is by nature a political animal. Aristotle
Nature is full of drama. I know nothing about biology, about birds, about insects, about the details of politics. I just make movies about human interest stories. Jacques Perrin
After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must say I have climbed my last political mountain. George C. Wallace
In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war. Arthur Henderson
You know they say the most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip. Johnny Isakson
I mean, the last thing I want to do is be involved in politics. Dierks Bentley
I don't know what's more embarrassing, these musicians and actors talking about politics in interviews or the media actually giving them credibility about it. It's absurd that a celebrity could speak out on the economy or politics with no more justification than a hit album or a movie. Paul Stanley
Politics is a herd mentality. Politicians don't really lead. Politicians reflect what they think is consensus opinion. Gary Johnson
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. Theodore Roosevelt
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Khalil Gibran
There are people who are surprised at my politics and being a conservative and the rest of it. But the truth of the matter is, to my knowledge, I have never been overlooked or turned down for anything that I wanted to do that was being offered to me. Wayne Newton
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. H. L. Mencken
It seems to be the thing now that young people are getting back into politics. Susan George
Politics is not my life. I have a career in radio and another career in film. Jesse Ventura
Promising something that seems popular at the time that you know you're never going to deliver - that's the kind of cynical politics that I don't want any part of. Justin Trudeau
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. John F. Kennedy
I see myself as an old man and an unqualified teacher to the nation. I think being a teacher is probably the most important thing you can be in politics. Tony Benn
I realize it's probably best to keep my politics to myself. Shannen Doherty
A lot of people are in politics to make friends, too, instead of making positive change. They're worried about getting re-elected. Jon Runyan
I haven't been paying attention to politics long enough to have really smart opinions. Biz Stone
Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage. Jimmy Breslin
The creative tension with spirituality vs. practicality in the world of politics is a vital conversation. Tim Daly
Flipping the dial through available radio stations there will blare out to any listener an array of broadcasts, 24/7, propagating Religious Right politics, along with what they deem to be 'old-time gospel preaching.' This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states. Tony Campolo
People who are in politics to be right all the time would be better off taking up fly-fishing. It's less dangerous. Politics that is not applied in the real world and doesn't address the real challenges and paradoxes and agonies is a hobby. Neil Kinnock
Talk politics, talk about study and talk positively. Jiang Zemin
The more film I watch, the more John Ford looks like a giant. His politics aren't so good, and you have to learn to accept John Wayne as an actor, but he's a poet in black and white. Jonathan Lethem
After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world. Billy Sunday
We need leadership. We don't need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past. Paul Ryan
Arkansas is a state where politics is retail. Mike Huckabee
Russians aren't perfect. Their politics are messed up, and they keep going through self-defeating economic cycles. But I have a lot of respect for Russia, and a lot of love for Russians. Chris Hadfield
I'm not very big on politics. I'm a comedian and not that smart. I don't have the mind capacity for it. Bobby Moynihan
If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves. Jupiter Hammon
As a matter of fact I don't like politics. I really don't. I think it's so jaded now and everybody has to follow the party line. Regis Philbin
My views tend to be centrist. I'm not a big fan of George W., but my politics tend to be more Republican than not. Jeffrey Skoll
I'm highly political. I spend an awful lot of time in the U.S. trying to influence decision-makers. But I don't feel in tune with British politics. Jane Goodall
When Kennedy could not get the civil rights bill passed - and he was the big liberal - Lyndon Johnson came in and it got passed, and he was the conservative and the southerner. So sometimes in politics, to get something done, it takes a special kind of knowledge and a special kind of person, but it doesn't always follow the party lines. Jim Brown
In no relationship at the top of any walk of life is it always easy, least of all in politics which matters so much and which is conducted in such a piercing spotlight. Tony Blair
Where issues used to be, say, parochial or local in Ireland or England and so forth, all politics is global now because all business is global. Gabriel Byrne
Politics as battle has given way to politics as spectacle. Ronald Steel
People can get information - on entertainment, politics, finance - much easier than before. That will change the way people do business, the way people live. Robin Li
On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech. Ed Gillespie
The tax issue is the most powerful issue in American politics going back to the Tea Party. Grover Norquist
I hope that in my books there's an undertone of politics, basic tenets of how we should live. Jasper Fforde
That's my curse, I see the politics within these things and so I don't say yes to them. Alex Cox
The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does. Bill Vaughan
But only 'rich' people by definition have the 'extra' money to buy things and invest to create economic growth. Do we really want to tax that 'extra' money away - and give it to the government to spend? Does that make any economic sense outside of politics and our emotional desire to make everyone suffer equally through these tough times? Terry Savage
Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. Albert Einstein
Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did. Jimmy Durante
As I prepare for this next phase in my life, I ask that people continue to offer the prayers that have protected me thus far. I also pray that I will always see those who are not seen and easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of Washington politics. Artur Davis
In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle; in politics it seems not merely normal, but natural. Charles Edison
Clinton and Obama practice this politics known quaintly as the Richard Speck strategy: if you cannot take on everyone in the room at once, take them out of the room one at a time. Grover Norquist
Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics. Dario Fo
There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water. Alan Clark
It's a cowardly form of politics to use my spouse to beat me. John Bercow
When I was 15 years old and in the tenth grade, I heard of Martin Luther King, Jr. Three years later, when I was 18, I met Dr. King and we became friends. Two years after that I became very involved in the civil rights movement. I was in college at that time. As I got more and more involved, I saw politics as a means of bringing about change. John Lewis
I'm noticing a lot of the big bloggers who've posted about politics are experiencing an ugly backlash. Readers are angry because they went to the bloggers' sites for a laugh, not a lecture. Again, it's a question of being appropriate for the audience. Jen Lancaster
In the case of climate change, the threat is long-term and diffuse and requires broad international action for the benefit of people decades in the future. And in politics, the urgent always trumps the important, and that is what makes it a very difficult and challenging issue. Martin Rees
I've always tried to avoid politics because most politicians that I know are quite dirty in terms of human dignity, ethics and morals. Steven Seagal
If acknowledging that racial misgivings and misunderstandings are still a part of politics and life in America, I plead guilty. Ron Fournier
I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then. Claire McCaskill
If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. Thomas Sowell
In politics you learn to always smile. Eliot Spitzer
If you take a guy like a Barack Obama, who's raised millions of dollars from the most donors in the history of this nation, it suggests that there's a deep and profound hunger for a new politics to come forth. And a guy like him has been able to mobilize that and to reach certain parts of the hip-hop generation. Michael Dyson
To be an Indian writer is to write, necessarily and inevitably, about politics, so it was a given that the story of the Ghoshes, the family at the centre of 'The Lives of Others,' should have a political soul. Neel Mukherjee
My mother, she worked in the mayor's office in Chicago when I was growing up and has been in democratic politics for a long time. Graham Moore
'Which is stronger, politics or love?' is like asking, 'Which is stronger, exhaling or inhaling?' They are two sides of the same thing. Mohsin Hamid
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride! William Blake
E-Verify is a very commonsense reform that we can implement here in the state of Florida. I think I share a lot of Floridians' frustration that it didn't pass and a lot of the politics that were taking place behind the scenes. Adam Hasner
I was very aware of office politics because I was so baffled by them. So much so goes unsaid. No one says 'you're a cheeky so-and-so,' no one says 'you're so moody,' nobody ever confronts anyone else about anything. But I'm very crass, and I'm very confrontational, and I have a temper. I had to be hyper-vigilant in every office I worked in. Denise Mina
I knew early on that I would do politics, but I would never make a living at it. I would do something else. Jerry Springer
Once the cry and the cause of a generation of progressives to make America safer, fairer and cleaner, 'regulation' is now a dirty word in our politics. Even Democrats are quick to talk about cutting regulations; Republicans hate them with - how to put it? - evangelical fervor. Jon Meacham
Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas. Lewis Black
There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand. Annie Besant
Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago. Helen Reddy
Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it, politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives. Roland Joffe
When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer. Nelson Mandela
In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's. Jean Rostand
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Rush Limbaugh, we expect nonsense from him. But the Vatican, that's another story. When the Vatican is so threatened that it launches attacks on nuns, well, you know what they say in politics, a hit dog hollers. Jennifer Granholm
Funnily enough, Northern Ireland is a great example of where politics can win over conflict. The decision to down arms and follow a political path would have been unthinkable once. It shows just what is possible. James Nesbitt
I don't for the life of me understand how anybody could contemplate the results of the 2000 election in the US and say that electoral politics doesn't matter any more, and that Ralph Nader was right when he said there is no difference between the two parties. Todd Gitlin
I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days. Gerhard Schroder
I've always been controversial because I offer new ideas. For me to be controversial, I think this is positive. Avigdor Lieberman
It is no longer acceptable in British politics to be fat or eccentric or religious. Ian Hislop
I still love following and thinking about politics. I enjoy recommending important journalism I read or see from other sources. Dan Rather
Patience is the art of hoping. Luc de Clapiers
I don't really have funny things to say about politics. I wish I did, but I don't. Janeane Garofalo
We're all looking for an authentic way to be engaged in the community, engaged in politics, engaged in national discussion - and so, we're clunky. We're all clunky. But it's better than not doing it. Mona Simpson
For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too. Desmond Tutu
The point of asylum is not to declare to the world what country you think is the pinnacle of civilization. The point of asylum is to find a country that's both willing and able to protect you from political persecution. In no way is asylum an endorsement of a country's politics, laws, or values. Glenn Greenwald
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny. Hannah Arendt
To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought. Honore de Balzac
I don't like to dabble in anything I don't do well. I don't talk politics. J. B. Smoove
The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics. Emmeline Pankhurst
I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour. Richard Eyre
But look, you did not have to be well versed in politics to know that some stupid things were going on. It is the counsel's job to stop them, and instead the coverup was created. Fred F. Fielding
Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism. Bill Moyers
The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics. Jay Chiat
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. Winston Churchill
Whenever anybody gets involved in politics, its always exciting for me because we take for granted our freedoms and our abilities to effect change through political activism. Emily Saliers
I hope that one of my legacies, and I worked to pass it on, is moderation in politics. Sam Reed
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. R. Buckminster Fuller
No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections. Winston Churchill
Going into politics is something people have asked me about forever. Caroline Kennedy
I loathe and detest all this trivialisation of politics. Ken Livingstone
I'm not into politics. David Stern
Men have the influence and power in business and politics. It is the mother who can make the child's bedtime earlier, take away desserts or ground the child. Warren Farrell
I hate injustice, and I can't help but speak against it. But I don't want to get involved in politics. Serj Tankian
Ultimately, my books are not about the politics, although the toil and the struggle and the wars in Afghanistan have a significant impact on the lives of my characters. Khaled Hosseini
I think one of the problems when we discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict is people talk too much in terms of, 'What's your preference?,' like politics is a Chinese menu - I'll take one from column A and two from column B. That's not what politics is about. Norman Finkelstein
I knew I had a lot to say. Not politically - politics have always confused me - but perhaps spiritually. Jane Gardam
In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly. Eskinder Nega
I think Daily Kos is a really great example of where it's really worked in terms of putting the opinions of a larger group of people forward. And Kos has obviously had a huge impact on politics. John Byrne
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. John Foster Dulles
A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate. James F. Cooper
You have to take away some of tax breaks for the wealthy, and you have to cut back on some entitlements. Because, unless we do all of these things, it just doesn't work. And what's good theater and what's good politics isn't necessarily good economic policy. Michael Bloomberg
I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party. Naguib Mahfouz
If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics. Will Rogers
There is a danger of Scottish politics being between two sets of dinosaurs... the Nationalists who can't accept they were rejected by the people, and some colleagues at Westminster who think nothing has changed. Johann Lamont
If we give up on politics, we're done for. Powerlessness is a self-fulfilling prophesy. Robert Reich
In the family, no one is ever pushed. I came to politics spontaneously; there was no obligation. It has to happen naturally. Marion Marechal-Le Pen
The battle in American politics used to be for the middle. Now, it's all about the building and the intensity of support on the far left and far right wings of both parties. And we have forgotten about the people here in the middle. Hamilton Jordan
Solidarity is the basis of my politics. Douglas Alexander
We read too much Shakespeare at school, and view our parliamentary politics as dynastic drama, in which an impatient crown prince frets at his long subordination and begins to scheme for the throne he knows he merits, was promised and has earned. James Buchan
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. Harry S Truman
It's not that I'm universally loved. We know I'm not in New Jersey. But what they do say in New Jersey is, 'We like him, and we think he's telling us the truth.' I think we need to have that type of politics on the national level. Chris Christie
Politics thrives on simple, clean messages, something that played to Obama's advantage in 2008. Stagnant unemployment and the loss of America's AAA rating are as simple and tough as they come. This is the economy on Obama's watch, and there's no one left to blame. John Sununu
Sometimes when I listen to fellow progressives, I wonder if the only lesson we took away from the '04 elections is that politics is a word game. Eric Liu
Actors in the film industry are usually wary of expressing their opinions on the issues of the day, politics especially. Anupam Kher
Politics and football don't mix. Ruud Gullit
Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it. Nancy Pelosi
The Labour party has done more than any other to address gender inequalities, through legislation and other means, and to increase women's representation in politics, which has led to recent increases in the number of female politicians. Lucy Powell
When you're a crime reporter, you see the nub of what life's about, and you don't have much patience for the falsity of politics. Heather Brooke
I haven't really rebelled. I just think my parents were right. I never disagreed with anything that I was brought up with, in terms of their values or politics. Ariel Levy
If the planters carry politics into the fields they will find it bad business. Charles E. Merrill
Human nature doesn't include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything. Conor Cruise O'Brien
I don't talk about my politics. I am registered as an independent. Charlie Rose
For me, personally, it has been humbling since I became First Minister to speak to women and girls and have them tell me how much it means to them to have a woman in the top job in politics in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon
I was looking for something like baseball, where there's a lot of data and the competition was pretty low. That's when I discovered politics. Nate Silver
Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one. Dwight D. Eisenhower
I always saw politics as an expansion of my role as a mom. Nancy Pelosi
Life itself has so much politics, why should I make it my profession? I'm just a politician's son, not a politician myself. Two politicians, that's my dad and elder brother, in the family are enough. I'm happy doing my own stuff in Bollywood. Riteish Deshmukh
The more you observe politics, the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other. Will Rogers
In government you carry each hope; each disillusion. And in politics it's always about the next challenge. Tony Blair
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily. George Santayana
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I'm used to politics at an international level: people put together an argument and, even if you vehemently disagree with them, well, you can recognise it's an argument and respond. Mohamed ElBaradei
I keep my distance from politics. Lots of money has been offered to me for campaigning over the years, and I have always refused. I used to be very politically aware and very opinionated, but I don't want to involve myself. Bipasha Basu
The modern form of things had begun to appeal to me, also (as material for satire) politics, and the lives of the great and little, high up in the social scale. Laurence Housman
History is more interesting than politics. Lennart Meri
I'm not entirely sure what my end goal is, but I'd love to get involved in city politics and broadcast TV. Holly Madison
The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place. John G. Diefenbaker
When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers. Imelda Marcos
I don't see politics as one or two people just making or delivering announcements - it's also about winning public support and the public enthusiasm. You've got to win public support. Gordon Brown
I definitely learned about the inner workings of campaigns enough to know that I'm glad that I'm not in politics. Constance Zimmer
I will tell you that the special relationship that America has with the Israeli people transcends any of the politics. Kevin McCarthy
Liberalism is Rationalism in politics. Francis Parker Yockey
My cartoons haven't been about the politics of the day or about the personalities; I'm more interested in campaigning about the issues. Judy Horacek
Politics are beautiful. They enable a community to live collectively with one another. It's not about stabbing each other in the back; it's about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness. Ben Nicholson
We tend to think of politics as bad, full of dirty tricks, negative ads, big campaigns, but I am here to explore the original meaning of politics, which is positive and has to do with balancing competing interests and looking for solutions. Eric Liu
People are fed up with the politics where candidates just rip each other apart and then the voters lose in the end because no one really knows what anybody stands for. Dennis Kucinich
Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity. Imelda Marcos
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. Alfred Adler
First lady has been a thankless position. Eleanor Roosevelt was brilliant and had strong views. She was criticized for her politics and for her appearance. Mrs. Roosevelt was attacked for being too involved in politics. Bess Truman was criticized for being uninvolved in politics. Karen DeCrow
Like Indiana Jones, I don't like snakes - though that might lead some to ask why I'm in politics. Theresa May
I had a lot of hubris going into politics, but I didn't think I was Pierre Trudeau. Michael Ignatieff
My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been across the street at work for a while, they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote. Sandra Day O'Connor
No one out there is interested in who did what to whom in Westminster politics. Iain Duncan Smith
Some of the FDA's own scientists have charged that politics, not science, is behind the FDA's actions. Joseph Crowley
When I came into politics I always thought there was a possibility I would be killed. Imran Khan
Oh, that all the things my father had told me about how disgusting Washington is are true. And again it's the system - there are lots of nice, well-meaning people there. But it's a sleazy place. And politics is all about doing favors. Esther Dyson
You better take advantage of the good cigars. You don't get much else in that job. Thomas P. O'Neill
The only thing I have no control over is the politics that goes on within the record company. It's always been the same, but it's far tougher now, because record companies are run by financial people; before, they were run by creative people. Enrique Iglesias
The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary. Gloria Steinem
One of biggest lies in politics is the lie that Republicans are the party of big business. Big business does great with big government. Big business is very happy to climb in bed with big government. Republicans are and should be the party of small business and of entrepreneurs. Ted Cruz
I'm a longtime believer in the old adage that sunlight is the best disinfectant, particularly in politics. Mike Quigley
Well, I think any time you delve into this sort of religion, politics, as you well know, you're going to, you know, touch a few nerves. I wasn't - now - and this is the honest truth. Mel Gibson
Something often neglected in popular accounts of the Wild West is the extent to which its dramas were colored by the politics and personal resentments left by the Civil War. Gary Krist
I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary. Albert Camus
I am who I am. In politics when you treat people well and they know you're honest, straight and sincere, I think it's an advantage. Just because somebody comes from a hard-boiled political culture doesn't make him a good U.S. senator. Joseph M. Kyrillos
'Feed' is about zombies and politics and blogging. It's about how George Romero actually saved the world! It's 'Night Of The Living Dead' meets 'The West Wing.' Seanan McGuire
Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor. Lady Bird Johnson
I've been watching politics for 35 or 40 years and you just never know. You can have one person win the Iowa caucus and then the whole picture changes ten minutes later. The same thing can happen again after New Hampshire. I have no idea what's going to happen with our country in the future. Jackie Mason
There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high. Thomas Huxley
I came into politics because I wished to change things. You can't do that by lying to people; you have to educate, and persuade, and carry them with you - and it's often a long haul. Ken Livingstone
I'm a novelist, a critic, an essayist - I tend to see politics as a subset of cultures rather than the other way around. It's a human enterprise, a tool or a technology revealing our collective inner self. Walter Kirn
Good politics starts with empathy, proceeds to analysis, then sets out values and establishes the vision, before getting to the nitty-gritty of policy solutions. David Miliband
The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office - that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault. Sarah Palin
A war for a great principle ennobles a nation. Albert Pike
I don't think you can work on feelings in politics, apart from anything else, political change can come very unexpectedly, sometimes overnight when you least expect it. Aung San Suu Kyi
My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family. Emma Bonino
Solemnity in politicians is not only tiresome but may even mask those twin sins - self-righteousness and intolerance - for the opinions of others. If I couldn't laugh, I couldn't live, especially in politics. Ralph Bellamy
Friends, there is no Left in American politics. Gore Vidal
In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go. Denis Diderot
I had the vocation for politics. What I didn't have was any aptitude for political combat. I took the attacks personally, which is a great mistake. It's never personal: It's just business. It was ever thus. Michael Ignatieff
We're in an illusion about what our role is in world politics and foreign affairs, and our policies are killing and destroying and doing a lot of things that we are not aware of. Talib Kweli
There's a flip side to having prominent public intellectuals, which is that they start meddling in politics and often with quite disastrous results. Will Self
He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so. Walter Lippmann
Republican politics have been off-kilter for several years now because a large segment of the conservative base does not look back fondly on the Bush presidency. Jonah Goldberg
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. Saul Bellow
I really believe in the radical viewpoint. And I have always believed that one's politics and the character of his particular work are inseparable. Whitfield Diffie
Too many people, because they were white and poor, black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics, have felt they had no voice in our government. Mark Sanford
Frankly, health care and politics are 'inextricably intertwined.' Angela Braly
I am not a centrist. Bella Abzug
Many people in the world believe that in the 21st century, the Asia-Pacific - Asia in particular - will play a more important role in global economy and politics and that Asia will become an important engine for the world economy. Li Keqiang
Sectarian politics gets votes in Iraq. But sectarian government fails in Iraq. Ahmed Chalabi
I'm not in the business of politics. Abby Wambach
Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious. Michel De Certeau
I became, suddenly, not just a Muslim in faith. I became a Muslim in politics. Somebody whose politics were pre-defined by one interpretation of Islam. Maajid Nawaz
Actual Victorian mores and politics were a reaction to a specific series of historical events, technological and scientific developments, and ethical trends in which the commodification of people was de rigueur. N. K. Jemisin
Barbecue is the third rail of North Carolina politics. John Shelton Reed
There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization. Brad Henry
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. Eugene McCarthy
Business is a useful tool in politics, but it's not enough. You need much more than to be a good businessman, to be a good politician. Sebastian Pinera
I don't know much about Americanism, but it's a damn good word with which to carry an election. Warren G. Harding
There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. Benjamin Disraeli
It's a big deal for me to say I'm over politics. Shirley MacLaine
I'm not going to lie to you: being Speaker of the State Assembly is the best job I've ever had in my entire career. But you know, I got into politics 'cause I wanted to make a difference, and I was always raised that one person could make a difference. Jeff Fitzgerald
I am a teacher. It's how I define myself. A good teacher isn't someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. That's the way I see myself, so whatever it is that I will do eventually after politics, it'll have to do a lot with teaching. Justin Trudeau
My politics were really radical when I was younger, and then I moderated like everyone else does when they start having kids. Steve Earle
I know my limitations, and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband. Corazon Aquino
I can't see why anyone would want to be in politics because you get so much criticism. David Walliams
It is the future, of course, which politicians grapple with, and that is why politics is so disorderly. Only history clears away some of the debris. Madeleine M. Kunin
I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution. Tom DeLay
That's possible, and in fact the legislation, the politics should graduate the advantages towards those who have children and give less to those who don't have children. Rocco Buttiglione
On the Left, the best and brightest go into politics - Barack Obama is the epitome of the perfect leftist. On the Right, the best and brightest go make money. Very few conservatives want to endure all the nonsense you have to put up with to run for office. Ted Cruz
I have donated money to campaigns. And I have been known to take to the street in protest. But I am more committed to my immediate politics than general politics. Natalie Massenet
An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied. Arnold H. Glasow
Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across. Charles Kennedy
Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally. Ulrich Beck
I will go to the next election saying to Australians, vote for me, vote for the Liberal Party, and I will become your PM. So I'm offering myself as the alternative PM - that's one way people describe the Leader of the Opposition - but I'm not in politics for myself to realize a personal ambition. Malcolm Turnbull
I think people hear and feel the genuine nature of my passion for the causes. Specifically, with the non-profit in Uganda, my mother is the president, and she was an African politics professor for almost 50 years, so I think people know that I align myself with people who know what they're talking about. Eliza Dushku
The one thing we can all be sure about in politics is you are as well to expect the unexpected. Charles Kennedy
At the end of the day, stories connect us, not politics. And there's so many stories out there waiting to be told. It's just a matter of who's out there listening. Jose Antonio Vargas
I've done reasonably well over the last 10 years because I took the strategy of language and politics and applied it to the corporate world, which has never been done before. Frank Luntz
Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball. Bill Bradley
Imagine a civilisation that's way in advance of us wants to communicate with us, and assist us in our development. The information we provide to them must reflect our highest aspirations and ideals, and not just be some crazy person's bizarre politics or religion. Paul Davies
Money has too big an influence on our politics in Washington and somehow we need to do something about that. James Hansen
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. John Kenneth Galbraith
I have always been interested in gender politics, so I'm not that keen on doing things that don't represent a truth about women. Romola Garai
The British Empire passed quickly and with less humiliation than its French and Dutch counterparts, but decades later, the vicious politics of partition still seems to define India and Pakistan. Pankaj Mishra
I'm not a fan of identity politics. Nicolle Wallace
I think that what went wrong with religion is the same thing that went wrong with politics. Is that it became too money based and too controlling. It's just a weakness that we human beings have for control - we want one thing and then we want more and then we want more. Dave Davies
I pretty much ignored politics all through my 20's and 30's... I had other things on my mind... the band, finding a meaningful relationship, getting enough money to eat and pay the rent. Mark Edwards
My father got a trade union scholarship to Oxford; he lived and breathed politics; he was always watching current-affairs programmes. But I have a five-year-old child's attitude towards the news. Mainly, that it absolutely turns me off. Jez Butterworth
I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on. Don Henley
In a confrontation with the politics of power, the soft center has always melted away. Lord Hailsham
I don't even know if people even care what a 27-year-old Jewish kid thinks about politics. Joe Mande
Most politicians - those people who live, eat and breathe politics - like to sit around and talk about politics and tell political war stories. Reagan didn't do that. His war stories were movie war stories and Hollywood war stories. He loved that. Lyn Nofziger
I know a lot about Canadian politics. I lived in Canadian bars for six years. Michael Moriarty
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. Charles Sumner
My character and my behavior is not for politics. I say what I think. I'm too liberal. Naguib Sawiris
As you make your bed, so you must lie in it. Daniel J. Boorstin
Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense. Ben Nicholson
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative. John Kenneth Galbraith
I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics. Molly Ivins
The idea that there is a rational truth out there that is not embodied in a person's politics is something I can't understand or subscribe to. Natalie Jeremijenko
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander. Napoleon Bonaparte
I think less than people think I do about politics. I care about writing. Orhan Pamuk
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics. Thomas Sowell
Politics is just a function of business now, just a tributary of the great entrepreneurial capitalist system. David Hare
A fool and his money are soon elected. Will Rogers
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. Bernard Baruch
I love my homeland, but it's an absurd country. Politics in the Philippines is like spectator sports! Miguel Syjuco
I discourage a cult of personality. Newt Gingrich
If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government. Barry Goldwater
Politics is much too serious to be taken too seriously; equally, there are many aspects of it so laughable as to be lamentable. Charles Kennedy
In politics, the people I most despise are those who have no values. Diane Abbott
Never promise more than you can perform. Publilius Syrus
I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians. John F. Kennedy
I think it eminently proper that a president should retire from active politics, and equally proper that he should be able to live in quiet independence. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
Whenever anything extraordinary is done in American municipal politics, whether for good or for evil, you can trace it almost invariably to one man. The people do not do it. Neither do the 'gangs,' 'combines,' or political parties. Lincoln Steffens
It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another. George H. W. Bush
Nixon was the beginning of people not trusting politics. Daryl Hall
Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics. George J. Mitchell
I'm still batting away on my politics for the Labour Party. I'm much further to the left of them than I used to be, but that's because they've moved, not me. Billy Bragg
I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' Ralph Nader
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. Milton Friedman
All politics is local. Thomas P. O'Neill
In Pakistan politics is hereditary. Imran Khan
The idea of entrepreneurship applies as much in politics, religion, society and the arts as it does in business. Geoff Mulgan
I am not a politician. I am not in politics. I'm just a citizen. Mo Ibrahim
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution. Alexander Hamilton
I think I passed up a lot of opportunities for love because I was too interested in identity politics. Hanya Yanagihara
All tools have intrinsic politics and technology is the tool of now. Godfrey Reggio
The crossroads of science and politics is a dodgy place. Nancy Gibbs
I used to love politics. I can't say I do any more. All the fun has gone out of it. Each side is engaged in this trench warfare of managerialism. They're all too scared to say anything that might make them appear something other than completely bland. Robert Harris
The next thing I am doing is moving back home to Minnesota and getting involved in politics. I'm looking at a run for Senate in 2008, but in the meantime I am focused on knitting together the progressive network in the upper Midwest. Al Franken
I'm not politically committed at all in the popular sense; that is, to any party. I'm committed to whatever's best for the normal working person. I'm not a great fan of politics. Frank Oz
Secrecy is the foundation of politics. Bing Gordon
Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics. Gerry Cooney
Digitization is certainly challenging the old ways of doing things, whether that's in publishing or politics. But it's not the end. In many ways, it is just the beginning. Heather Brooke
I have no child to inherit my properties. You, the people, are my only family, and to make you happy is the reason I do politics. Park Geun-hye
Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn't the top priority. Angela Merkel
I don't think I can remember a moment in my life where people didn't discuss politics. People discuss politics at the table. Connie Nielsen
There is this concept of politics as a dirty game. It's a difficult game, but it doesn't have to be dirty. I think this is what we need to bring to politics. I think politics around the world has very often been captured by big interests - 'lobbies' they call them in the States. George Papandreou
I kinda halfway paid attention to politics during my early years, but the older you get, the more you realize it's very important to pay attention to who gets elected. They can ruin the country. Ray Stevens
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. John Locke
Talk of citizenship today is often thin and tinny. The word has a faintly old-fashioned feel to it when used in everyday conversation. When evoked in national politics, it's usually accompanied by the shrill whine of a descending culture-war mortar. Eric Liu
Religion and morality are critical to how students think about politics and form opinions on political issues. Jeanne Shaheen
It's kind of hard in politics to forget that you're a Democrat or a Republican and remember that you're a father and a grandfather... and that they're entitled to more than they're getting. Ralph Hall
The journey for women, no matter what venue it is - politics, business, film - it's, it's a long journey. Kathryn Bigelow
I've been worked over by the English press because there's an assumption that my politics are identical with my wife's, and for that matter that my wife's politics are identical with her politics of 20 years ago. Stephen Rea
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights. Desmond Tutu
I had always been interested in politics. I had assumed, for a variety of - well, for two reasons, being Jewish and being gay back in the late '50s, early '60s - that I would never be elected or anything, but I would participate as an activist. Barney Frank
I became an actress because my mom wanted me to become an actress. It took me until my mid-30s to realize I actually didn't. I actually wanted to write and direct and be more involved in politics and humanitarian issues. Angelina Jolie
It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics. Thomas Carlyle
When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism. Jim Hightower
Twenty-first century war adds new risks: more and more often there are no front lines, no central command, no rules of engagement - only a chaotic collision of politics, power, faith and bloodlust. Victims are as likely to be civilians as soldiers. Nancy Gibbs
In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want. C. Northcote Parkinson
I believe that politics takes a much different set of skills than science. Science is about getting to the truth. Politics is about what people think and how they react. Stanley B. Prusiner
We need to take politics out of health care. Congress will cave to pretty much any special interest on the subject. Jim Cooper
So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology. Daniel Yergin
In politics, a picture is worth a thousand words. Kathleen Troia McFarland
For some reason, men in politics seem to have a bunch of charisma, and women drop around their feet. I haven't noticed that so much for me and men. Lara Giddings
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people. Jacques Delors
Now interpersonal politics... that's what it's all about. Max Cannon
Everything about my politics has been about the future. David Miliband
Today, parliaments are more important because of the need of legitimacy, of the popular legitimacy, of public opinion legitimacy of politics. Parliaments are, at the end of the day, the only true legitimacy. Enrico Letta
I mean that I think I find the psychology of people more interesting than politics. I think the psychology of politics is more interesting than straight politics. Joan Cusack
To me, politics is a pile of tricks. Tracy Morgan
I try not to tune in to politics until it's two or three months before the election. Till then, it's like watching preseason football. Trey Parker
Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become more visible in EU politics and to achieve this, we need a political impulse. It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are. Angela Merkel
If I use Facebook to stay in touch with my high school friends who are church-going Republicans, I may be getting more ideological diversity than in hanging out with secular progressives on the World Politics sub-reddit. Ethan Zuckerman
In order to have your voice be heard in Washington, you have to make some little contribution. Elon Musk
Korea can't become a 'first-class' nation unless regulation and 'a sense of power' disappear. The nation's politics is the fourth-class, bureaucratic are the third-class, and business is the second-class. Lee Kun-hee
I am not gay. Roberto Cavalli
I am a profound pessimist both about life and about human relations and about politics and ecology. Humans are inadequate and stupid creatures who sooner or later make a mess, and those who are trying to do good do a lot more damage than those who are muddling along. A. S. Byatt
Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It's about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it's about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules. Tom Peters
There were days when I hated politics. But I fought against hating the people on the other side because we were all in the same business - the business of building our country's future. Susan Estrich
According to the people who dearly would love to throw him out of office, Barack Obama was elected to be 'above politics.' He wasn't elected to be president, after all. He was elected as an avatar of American tolerance. His attempts to get himself reelected imply a certain, well, ingratitude. Charlie Pierce
What is it that unites, on the left of British politics, George Orwell, Billy Bragg, Gordon Brown and myself? An understanding that identity and a sense of belonging need to be linked to our commitment to nationhood and a modern form of patriotism. David Blunkett
It's people politics, people dynamics that make a show really good, whether it's 'Desperate Housewives' or 'Lost' or 'The Sopranos.' It's the people we've grown to love or otherwise. Esai Morales
The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history. Bertrand Russell
I enjoy talking about politics a great deal. Seth Meyers
There are a lot of goals and ambitions that I have in life, things I want to accomplish. Who knows? I mean - it could be politics one day. I want to have a life that can help people. Tim Tebow
Any time you have a competitive situation like politics is, there are winners, and there are people who don't win, and their supporters can sometimes be very emotional. Justin Trudeau
Politics is tricky; it cuts both ways. Every time you make a choice, it has unintended consequences. Stone Gossard
I'd just as soon not get into a discussion about Jane and her politics. I'd just as soon stick to what we're here for, the picture. Henry Fonda
Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics. Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business. Paul Valery
When I visited the Water Institute's Baton Rouge offices overlooking the Mississippi River, I couldn't find a drop of the charged politics that drives so many environmental conversations in Washington. Nina Easton
Half a truth is better than no politics. Gilbert K. Chesterton
I don't care what you do - baseball or politics - George W. Bush is always going to be compared to his father. I just want it to be an easy answer in 50 years - Who was the better player, me, or my kids? I want it to be my kids. Andy Van Slyke
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless. W. Somerset Maugham
Politics has become infused with narcissism in America. John Oliver
I certainly wasn't a fan of Thatcher's politics. People liked to label us as children of Thatcher. What nonsense. The real children of Thatcher came in the 1990s, and had no interest in politics. The Oasis, Britpop scene. Gary Kemp
My theory on politics is no one really knows how it works, so I choose not to comment on stuff too outside of my league. Kyle Kinane
Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television? Art Buchwald
What my job is, is to get on with getting the process of democratic politics, back on the road, entrenching the peace settlement, and I ask you to judge me on my record. Peter Hain
A couple of weeks is a long time in American politics. Peter Jennings
We need to dig deep and give people a reason to be optimistic just as Obama is doing in America. Because in the same way that outcome of the U.S. elections will change the course of events there and around the world, so too do politics here in Britain. Lucy Powell
In politics it is necessary to take nothing tragically and everything seriously. Louis Adolphe Thiers
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. Reinhold Niebuhr
As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything. Pierre Beaumarchais
This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling, or about politics and idea, is just a false binary. Ideas are an expression of the feelings and the intense emotions we hold about the world. Richard Powers
Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible. Ben Okri
It's true that it's within the realm of cultural politics that young people tend to work through political issues, which I think is good, although it's not going to solve the problems. Angela Davis
Unity in faith is theocracy; unity in politics is fascism. Maajid Nawaz
What's going on in the Senate is kind of a politics of escalation. We're getting sort of like the Mideast: pay back everybody when you're in charge. Lindsey Graham
People question me all the time about my experience. They question my experience in politics, and the first thing I always tell them is yes, I have no experience raising taxes over and over. I have no experience increasing the debt in a state. Jon Runyan
I'm not a big fan of identity politics and sort of picking one thing and defining yourself with it. Andrej Pejic
I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president. James Carville
Jesus is the politics of the new age; He is about the establishment of a kingdom; He is the one who has created a new time that gives us the time not only to care for the poor but to be poor. Jesus is the one who makes it possible to be nonviolent in a violent world. Stanley Hauerwas
Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times. Winston Churchill
I don't think that people are disinterested or uninterested in politics. I think very often they are disengaged from the formal political process. To some extent they are suspicious or even despairing of formal politics as a means to give expression and effect to what they want. John Bercow
Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois. Rod Blagojevich
The conversion of agnostic High Tories to the Anglican church is always rather suspect. It seems too pat and predictable, too clearly a matter of politics rather than faith. Terry Eagleton
Before I got into politics, I wanted to be a missionary to people in the Middle East. I thought it would be better to speak with them in their own language. Jonathan Krohn
A high-powered, successful woman doesn't necessarily have the same support behind her that a man in that position would. Plus, she's expected to be a domestic goddess, as well as the best wife, mother, friend, and lover. But it's not just in politics: you see it in acting, too, and in journalism. Raquel Cassidy
One culture I find fascinating to juxtapose against American culture is the culture of Germany. They've gone through a long process through their art, poetry, public discourse, their politics, of owning the fact of their complicity in what happened in World War II. It's still a topic of everyday conversation in Germany. Chris Jordan
The fossil fuel industry commands outsize sway over U.S. politics, markets, and democracy. I knew these companies were formidable, but when I served on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, I got a close up view of how the industry disregards government safeguards. Frances Beinecke
I've often said that all poetry is political. This is because real poems deal with a human response to reality and politics is part of reality, history in the making. Even if a poet writes about sitting in a glass house drinking tea, it reflects politics. Yehuda Amichai
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel. Vladimir Lenin
Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time. Mary Cheney
Alliance - in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. Ambrose Bierce
I love politics. Wolf Blitzer
Opening acts are hard, really hard. There's more politics involved than music, sometimes. Kaki King
Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content. Mason Cooley
That's the thing about business. Facts and numbers and results actually count. It's not just about words as it is in politics. Carly Fiorina
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. John Stuart Mill
The ability of the 1 percent to buy politicians and regulators is nothing new in American politics - just as inequality has been a permanent part of our economic system. This is true of virtually all political and economic systems. Eric Alterman
Politics is not a tea party. When it is time to act, you have to move fast and decisively. Edward Brooke
The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people. James A. Garfield
There's very little reason in politics these days. Cate Blanchett
I plan to work my utmost for Singaporeans, whatever be their political affiliation. The presidency is above politics. Tony Tan
My life experiences have helped me to be less fearful. In politics, that has allowed me to take on issues sooner rather than later. Jackie Speier
I don't want to express my opinion about actual politics, because if I do, I have to be responsible for my decision. Haruki Murakami
I had no intention of entering politics, but then the force of events led me to become involved in politics. Sergio Mattarella
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. Mao Zedong
There's plenty of room for humor in politics, God knows, but it's a serious business. Al Franken
Unfortunately, many talented people in Hollywood find their values and politics do not reflect the content they create, and many movie themes are in direct contrast with over half of today's American families. Allen Covert
I may have come into politics with an unacknowledged condescension toward the game and the people who played it, but I left with more respect for politicians than when I went in. The worst of them - the careerists and predators - you find in all professions. The best of them were a credit to democracy. Michael Ignatieff
My view on politics is much more grassroots oriented; it's not old boy network oriented, so I tend to, you know, come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more street-wise, if you will. That's rubbed some feathers the wrong way. Michael Steele
Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing - and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election. Olympia Snowe
Transparency is not about restoring trust in institutions. Transparency is the politics of managing mistrust. Ivan Krastev
What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party. Paddy Ashdown
Washington is politics! Somehow if people have political objectives, then those objectives are automatically disqualified? If that's the case, the Democrats have no business being legitimized about anything because everything they do is political. Rush Limbaugh
I never took that stuff personally when people said I was too young, too inexperienced. I get politics. I get attack ads. But they said 'mobbed up family.' That we were criminals. That kills me. Alexi Giannoulias
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose. Mario Cuomo
I have no interest in owning a football club; I don't play golf; I don't like horseracing and I'd rather become a professional bungee jumper than enter politics. Lloyd Dorfman
What's gratifying about West Wing is that everybody told us that it couldn't be done - that the man or woman on the street didn't care about politics. But if you set things up correctly, people don't have a problem with it. Rob Lowe
If the breaking news story had to do with hard news, politics specifically, I had a lot to do with it. If it had to do with music, Kurt Loder was more involved. Tabitha Soren
It used to be that readers were relegated because they considered themselves far above society, and so the metaphor of the ivory tower developed. Now there's still this idea that the reader doesn't take part in the social game and in politics, the res publica, but for other reasons: he doesn't do it because he's not making any money. Alberto Manguel
Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong. Jean-Paul Sartre
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. Gary Hart
Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics. David Amram
Politics is like getting a really bad review: a stinker that you know all your friends are reading. Michael Ignatieff
The raids on Freedom House, the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute, the Adenauer Foundation, and other groups helping Egyptians move toward respect for democratic politics and human rights were of a piece with the practices of Hosni Mubarak - only bolder and more repressive. Elliott Abrams
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. Dante Alighieri
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. Ronald Reagan
On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn't left to the wealthy and privileged. Martin Sheen
Politics are close to me, but there are different ways of participating in politics. Vagit Alekperov
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it. Lyndon B. Johnson
Fortunately, I don't talk about politics on stage. Mike Birbiglia
I am, as far as my politics reaches, 'King and Country' - no 'Innovations in Religion and Government' say I. John Clare
I detest politics, to be honest with you. It's a cesspool. And I don't think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don't believe in political correctness and I certainly don't believe in dishonesty. Ben Carson
I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts. David Guterson
I still paint. I love the joy that color can give to our lives and to our communities. I try to bring something of the artist in me to my politics. Edi Rama
Politics is terrifying, very masculine, and not particularly encouraging to young blonde women - as a career, that is - and it was only when I was working in parliament that I thought to myself, 'Well, this is a tough industry; can an acting career be any more intimidating?' and I applied to drama school. Emily Berrington
The proper reply to right wing religiosity is not to insist that politics and religion don't mix. This is the stock response of the left. Christopher Lasch
I had a unique circumstance in which my career was associated with George W. Bush, who went straight to the top. I went to work for him in October of 1993. So my whole identity in national politics is associated with this president, and you know, I kind of want to leave it that way. It's not tugging at me to go do the '08 cycle. Dan Bartlett
Because politics rests on an irreducible measure of coercion, it can never become a perfect realm of perfect love and justice. Christopher Lasch
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. Henrik Ibsen
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will. Mikhail Bakunin
There are comedians who focus on everything that is external. They focus on politics and the news, what's going on in that city and that night. Mike Birbiglia
It's been a concern of mine for years that the mainstream media coverage of culture and politics takes place in two nodes, Washington and New York, and yet all the voting goes on somewhere else. Walter Kirn
In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope? Barack Obama
We're building an independent political program that can run electoral politics and then turn on a dime to hold our leaders to task, in case they suddenly develop that old case of amnesia! We'll be there to remind them what they promised and who they promised to work for! Richard Trumka
I've often said that there's no one thing that I do or have done that is particularly unique. There have been a lot of other authors who were in the military. There have been a few others who were pilots. There have certainly been a lot of other people who were in politics or served congressional staffs. L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt. Konrad Adenauer
In the business of politics, emotions and productive dissatisfaction with the world in which we live today are gradually being covered up by the minutiae of ordinary life. Sigmar Gabriel
I don't like to talk about things where you're going to gt one side or the other unhappy. My music has no politics. Loretta Lynn
I never publicise in advance what I'm going to be singing because I never quite know until I start. I often change my mind halfway through. I sometimes throw in stuff about politics or Shakespeare or do songs in Yiddish. Mandy Patinkin
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. Frank Zappa
There are many different ways of categorizing news. It doesn't have to be just war and famine and serious politics. Piers Morgan
All the politics of the post-war period was about the clash between the Soviet Union and America, and virtually all issues ended up being subordinated to that. Now, the question is, what is the most a socialist can achieve in a global economy? Ken Livingstone
To my great disappointment, it appears that the politics of division are making a big comeback. Many Americans share my disappointment - especially those who were filled with great hope a few years ago, when then-Senator Obama announced his candidacy in Springfield, Illinois. Paul Ryan
I was interested in politics very much when I was growing up, and that's what I think I really wanted to be - either a senator, or a Supreme Court Justice, and I always wanted to be a lawyer. Michael Riedel
I don't take a great deal of interest in party politics. Social politics interests me a great deal more. Robert Carlyle
I have never taken a job or done a job where I felt I needed to leave my conscience at the door. One of the the great things about not being in politics as a career is that I can do this job without thinking about my career. I can think about what we're trying to do, what we're trying to accomplish and what we're trying to leave. Deval Patrick
I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also. John McCain
Whenever a technology enables people to organize at a pace that wasn't before possible, new kinds of politics emerge. Howard Rheingold
On my show 'One on One', I interview leaders from around the world - in politics, business, art. My other show, 'Her Village', is more like 'The View'. Yang Lan
I don't believe in politics. I'm an anarchist, I guess you could say. I think people could be just fine looking after themselves. Woody Harrelson
The art of politics is knowing what to do next. James P. Cannon