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Man Average

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.

- A. E. Housman

Shaped Raised

Your belief system tends to be a function of how you were raised. Being raised in the Midwest and in a relatively conservative household, my views were shaped by my upbringing, by my Christian faith.

- Aaron Schock


If you're conservative in Hollywood, you're on a list of people who need to be put in their place.

- Adam Carolla

Defer Role

There is a lot of talk in conservative circles about judicial modesty and deferring to the political branches. That view of judging often overlooks the important role that courts have in protecting people's rights. But if there was ever a time to defer, it is when Congress is protecting voting rights in the exact way the Constitution directs it to.

- Adam Cohen


The Supreme Court's most conservative Justices have presented themselves as great respecters of precedent and opponents of 'judicial activism' - of judges using the Constitution to strike down laws passed by the elected branches of government. If they are true to those principles, they should uphold rent control.

- Adam Cohen

Hold Yeah

When people ask me if I'm liberal or conservative, I say, 'Yeah.' I'm both of them. To be a liberal means to be open-minded and generous and open to new ideas. And to be conservative means to hold onto things that are important, things that shouldn't be cast aside.

- Adam Hamilton

Say Come

When I say I'm an authentic conservative, it's because when you look at who I am and where I come from, it'd be a lot easier to have grown up a Democrat.

- Adam Hasner


I hate the idea of sheltering kids from challenging books. It's just another form of conservative fear that promotes ignorance more than anything else.

- Adam Rapp

Trust Placed

The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I for one don't believe the Conservative Party would abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job, just for the sake of media coverage.

- Adam Rickitt


There are conservative people in all colours in America.

- Adepero Oduye

Work Art

The house has to serve comfort. The work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative.

- Adolf Loos

Doing Making

The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.

- Al Franken

Argument Like

To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus.

- Al Franken

I Think Use

To ask whether the mainstream media has a conservative or liberal bias is like asking whether al-Qaida uses too much oil in their hummus. It's - I think they might use too much oil in their hummus - but it's the wrong question.

- Al Franken

Bad Evidence

Science has a culture that is inherently cautious and that is normally not a bad thing. You could even say conservative, because of the peer review process and because the scientific method prizes uncertainty and penalises anyone who goes out on any sort of a limb that is not held in place by abundant and well-documented evidence.

- Al Gore

Think Satan

If you're a conservative, you think I'm Satan.

- Alan Colmes

Argument Very

If you're going to make the argument that Fox is conservative, you can't make it very easily unless you diminish my role.

- Alan Colmes

Audience Well

To be successful in talk radio, you have to have a conservative audience as well. Not enough liberals listen to it.

- Alan Colmes

Think Been

I don't just want my books to be about the '30s and '40s. I want them to read as if they had been written then. I think of them as '40s novels, written in the conservative narrative past.

- Alan Furst


The Conservative Party is a religion in that they are bound together by belief. Almost any organization has its religious aspects.

- Alan Moore

General Does

It does no good to be a conservative if you can't sell a conservative message in a general election.

- Alan Wilson

Very Writings

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.

- Alex Cox


John Boehner was and is an unprincipled ward-heeler who simply couldn't weather the transition of the Republican Party from a corporatist party with a sizable conservative base to a purely conservative party.

- Alex Pareene


If some modern-day David Brock wanted to defect from the conservative movement and write a tell-all focused solely on the financial chicanery of the entire right-wing nonprofit/think tank/publishing sphere, I would read the absolute heck out of it.

- Alex Pareene

Media Exists

The conservative media movement exists primarily as a moneymaking venture.

- Alex Pareene

Halt Attacks

Co-opting the conservative line on anti-poverty programs did nothing to halt conservative attacks on anti-poverty programs.

- Alex Pareene

Symbol Larger

In many ways, Tucker Carlson's a better symbol of the pathetic state of what passes for conservative journalism than even Glenn Beck or the late Andrew Breitbart, to name two of his contemporaries with a much larger following.

- Alex Pareene


Conservatives have long argued, correctly, that 'fine-tuning' the economy is a chimera, but that argument seems to have disappeared from the conservative handbook.

- Alex Tabarrok


Harvard prides itself on its diversity - economic, racial, social, geographical - but it remains intellectually segregated. It's not what conservative commentators seem to imagine - a bastion of liberal professors force-feeding radical opinions to a naive student body.

- Alexandra Petri

React Against

Putin and his advisers don't understand the power of public opinion in the West. They believe in conspiracy theories and that someone is orchestrating a malicious campaign against Russia. They don't realize that even conservative politicians have to react when newspapers and artists express their concern on such an issue.

- Alexei Navalny

Thought Like

I didn't want to get married - I thought it was like a cult! It seemed so conservative and unnatural.

- Alicia Silverstone

Too Lower

I'm a Conservative. I don't believe there should be too many rules. There should be lower taxes.

- Alistair Brownlee


It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons.

- Allen West

Here Other

For far too long we've allowed the other side to paint us as racist, as sexist, inhumane war mongers - well, today as a conservative black Republican and former solider, I'm here to set that record straight.

- Allen West

I Think Some

I think that if we get back to some basic fundamental principles, we can make sure that we resolve the issues. And I think that that's what the Tea Party was all about. It's getting back to a constitutional conservative government. And that is limited, but it's also effective and efficient. I think that that's what we'll be able to do.

- Allen West

Allow Away

We must not allow the liberals to move us away from the conservative values of the American past which sustain our present and shall secure our future. As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will serve this constitutional republic, we will serve America.

- Allen West

Here Through

I'm a conservative because I believe we're here on this earth to do a little more than crawl through life, comfortable in the cradle of government excess and oblivious to the duties required to keep this republic standing.

- Allen West


I'm a conservative because I believe in peace - real peace, not just the peace of mind. I'm a conservative because we understand that real peace comes from the Marine Corps, not the Peace Corps.

- Allen West

Here Church

The little platoon of the black community is the church. Our Christian faith is based on individual freedom from sin and the personal decision to find spiritual liberty that leads to a better life here on Earth and for eternity. On Sundays in America, the most conservative people can be found in black churches.

- Allen West

Think Mexico

In Mexico, I think I'm considered conservative. Not politically - in terms of form and experimentation.

- Alvaro Enrigue


Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

- Ambrose Bierce

Pretty Very

My mother's father was Jewish, so she was very conservative. She liked little, pretty music-orchestral-type things.

- Andrae Crouch

Mirror Think

There isn't a day when I don't look in the mirror and think, 'How in the hell did I become a conservative Republican?' It's still a weird reckoning, because it shouldn't have happened.

- Andrew Breitbart

Party Sort

I'm sort of the Antichrist to the Conservative Party.

- Andrew Cuomo

Became Could

I became a Conservative in the late 1980s because I could see that the Conservative party had transformed Britain's economy and our standing in the world compared to Labour in the 1980s.

- Andrew Lansley

By The Time

To me, Ennis stands for the conservative side of America. He's the biggest homophobe in the whole movie - culturally and psychologically - but by the time he admits his feelings, it's too late.

- Ang Lee

Forget Ever

I'm a Christian first, and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don't you ever forget it.

- Ann Coulter

Voters Set

Swing voters are more appropriately known as the 'idiot voters' because they have no set of philosophical principles. By the age of fourteen, you're either a Conservative or a Liberal if you have an IQ above a toaster.

- Ann Coulter

Very Comics

There are a lot of Chinese comics, but the Chinese comics tend to be more historical and conservative. Japanese culture, just the comics are amazing. They're like films: very few words; they move so much in these books with hundreds of pages.

- Ann Nocenti

Tell Bush

Well, let me tell you, any conservative that's unhappy with George Bush warms my heart, in any way that they can wake up and smell the coffee would be really great.

- Ann Richards

Been East

It's been quite an experience, being conservative and living in the North East.

- Ann Romney

Line More

The challenge of writing books for teenagers is walking the fine line between truth and what the publishers, parents, and the more conservative librarians want to hear.

- Annette Curtis Klause

Been Mostly

Reality has been so politicized such that people truly believe, mostly, that there are two versions of reality: a conservative and a liberal version. In my mind, there's only one version of reality and then those who lie about it. Much as in a court of law.

- Anohni


I'm generally considered a conservative in my predictions for disease.

- Anthony Fauci


My father rebelled ferociously against his conservative upbringing where his father physically abused him.

- Anthony Kiedis


Congress has shortchanged not only foreign aid but foreign policy. A mistaken notion that diplomats are unimportant and hence undeserving of support grips conservative legislators, especially.

- Anthony Lewis

Social Cases

I'm a law-and-order guy. I mean, I confess I'm a social conservative, but it does not affect my views on cases.

- Antonin Scalia

Student Had

Coming from a conservative family from Mangalore, I had hardly watched any movies or television during my student days.

- Anushka Shetty

About Had

When I first started painting, I had an interesting nightmare about Cleveland - I dreamed the houses there were encased in this free-floating cage structure. I guess Cleveland was a confining place for me, even though my parents weren't too conservative.

- April Gornik


The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it.

- Ariel Durant


Thank God I have a financial planner who is really conservative.

- Artie Lange

Husband Very

What's funny is my husband doesn't have any tattoos at all, so he must be the very conservative one.

- Ashley Scott

New Opposed

The conservative idea is not that government has no role. You might have argued that in the thirties when conservatives opposed the New Deal.

- Charles Krauthammer

I Think Run

I believe in what I believe, and I think after all these years I've heard a lot of arguments, and I'm convinced by the superiority of the arguments that are made on the conservative side. I think that's a better way to run a society.

- Charles Krauthammer

Ideas Old

It is an old liberal theme that conservative ideas, being red in tooth and claw, cannot possibly emerge from any notion of the public good.

- Charles Krauthammer

Always Frank

The Republicans find their faith imperiled by Barney Frank's marriage. There is always a shadow on the wall, a monster in the closet, a mysterious rustling in the teeming underbrush of the conservative Id.

- Charlie Pierce


It is now an article of absolute faith among Republicans that 'the government' is an entity separate from 'the American people,' which they say the same way that the old Jesuits talked about 'the mystical Body of Christ.' It is now an ironclad commandment of conservative orthodoxy that 'the government' is something parasitic and alien.

- Charlie Pierce

Make Up Lots

I'm more conservative with make-up. My everyday look is a bit of concealer with lots and lots of mascara.

- Chloe Sevigny

Suburbs Very

On the one hand, I'm this guy who grew up in the suburbs of New York City to very conservative parents, and the other side of me is fascinated by the peripheries of our culture, maybe because that's where our culture is most in transition and where there's likely to be conflict.

- Chris Bohjalian

Will Bigger

We believe - we believe that, if we tell the people the truth, that they will act bigger than the pettiness we see in Washington, D.C. We believe it is possible to forge bipartisan compromise, and stand up for our conservative principles.

- Chris Christie

New Still

I'm a conservative, pro-life governor in a state where it is really tough to be both. A state like New Jersey, with lots of Democrats, but still we cut taxes, we balanced budgets. We fought the teacher's union.

- Chris Christie

Small TV

I grew up in a conservative small town, and the gay characters I saw on TV and in movies when I was growing up were all flamboyant and obnoxious and sometimes kind of annoying.

- Chris Colfer


If conservation isn't conservative, then words have no meaning at all.

- Chris Gibson


Part of being conservative is judicious conservation of resources, both man-made and natural.

- Chris Gibson

Think Very

C'mon. He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House. So I think she'd have a hard time. I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected.

- Chris Matthews


I grew up Southern Baptist, so my experience was fairly conservative. Not archly so, but I think Memphis - when you get to certain parts of Memphis - are more liberal for sure. But I grew up, until I was about 13 or 14, in a section called Whitehaven, and then we moved to a suburb called Germantown - which is a pretty conservative area.

- Chris Parnell

Image Having

I just get really bored with sticking to the norm and having the proper conservative image. That's just so not me.

- Christina Aguilera

Next Very

The conservative movement was told to curl up in a fetal position and just stay there for the next eight years, thank you very much. Well, how things have changed.

- Christine O'Donnell

My Life Big

My life is really quite conservative. I've been married nearly 50 years. I don't have hobbies or children. I don't much care to travel. I've never had a big social life. I really just stay home, except when I go to work.

- Christopher Walken

Career Very

While I'm trying to be different, I'm trying to be very conservative at this point in my career.

- Christy Romano

Strong Making

If we continue to cut something with each resolution, I would say we're making steady progress and sending a strong conservative message.

- Chuck Fleischmann

Back Through

I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests.

- Clarence Thomas

Raised South

I actually was raised Baptist. I'm from the South, so you definitely know a lot of conservative people.

- Clark Duke

Young Very

When you're young, you're very reckless. Then you get conservative. Then you get reckless again.

- Clint Eastwood


I'm not really conservative. I'm conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don't any more.

- Clint Eastwood


There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it.

- Clint Eastwood

Voice Mean

I mean it's - it is hard to find a voice on talk radio that is not a conservative voice.

- Cokie Roberts

Faith Any

There's an assumption if you have any faith you vote this way, you vote that way, or you're this, or you're absolutely a conservative, and those just aren't all true.

- Corbin Bernsen

Some Clearly

There is clearly a move among some tea-party people, not all of them, to always elect or nominate the most conservative person, and under that scenario, I don't think Scott Brown would probably be their first choice.

- Corey Lewandowski


I was reared in the conservative atmosphere of a Methodist parsonage.

- Countee Cullen

Pretty Very

I grew up in a very Catholic household. We were pretty conservative.

- Cristela Alonzo

Strong Big

On election night 2000, I had never met then-Governor Bush, though I'd supported him for years. I believed he would be a strong, optimistic and gracious president with solid conservative principles and a big heart.

- Dana Perino

Very Mostly

Like most conservatives, my path was a bit meandering. I grew up around people who mostly held conservative or libertarian views. The liberals I knew were fairly quiet about it, or at least I don't remember it being very heavy-handed.

- Dana Perino

Moving On

Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you'll never know. I truly believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.

- Danica Patrick

Leading Saved

The mistake I really learned from was in 2005, leading the Indianapolis 500. I had a decision whether or not to save enough fuel to finish the race - which meant slowing down - or going all-out for the win. I went conservative and saved enough fuel to go to the end but finished fourth.

- Danica Patrick

How Could

People ask how could I be so conservative. Well, I was born to people raised in 1889.

- Daniel A. D'Aniello

Think Itself

As a fiscal conservative, I think that our government should pay for itself.

- Daniel Keys Moran

Think I Think

I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is conservative in the conventional sense.

- Daniel Okrent


The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.

- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Been Very

I believe people who are looking for a fresh idea and spirit have received Danielson. The conservative Christian press have been quite mean to us, but the mainstream 'secular' press has been very, very nice.

- Daniel Smith