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Freedom Own

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.

- A. J. Liebling

Politician Prefer

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.

- A. N. Wilson

Post Elected

The President's post should not be politicised. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Development Equal

What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Stupid Damage

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

Think Happen

I think bad politics are incredibly dangerous, so it's important to make sure that people are communicating well. Culture and morale are super important. It's best to not force it, but let it happen organically and genuinely.

- Aaron Levie

Young Been

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

Die Never

In politics, you never know who's going to die, retire, or - in Illinois - get indicted.

- Aaron Schock


I'm not sophisticated when it comes to politics, when it comes to journalism.

- Aaron Sorkin

Always Mean

It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say.

- Abba Eban

Films Anchored

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


I'm not in the business of politics.

- Abby Wambach

Division Prevent

Religion forbids us from assuming a God-like character. This is especially true in politics and government, where limiting the power of the state, division of powers, and the doctrine of checks and balances are established in order to prevent accumulation of power that might lead to such Godly claims.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Always Very

I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active.

- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Every Day Right

I loved every day I was in politics. But I got out at the right time. I never miss it.

- Abraham A. Ribicoff

Stronger Ballot

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

- Abraham Lincoln

Art Given

Politics is the art of achieving political goals - of achieving what is possible in a given situation - that is, in a situation that has its conditions and its limits.

- Adam Michnik

Different Worlds

Politics and ethics belong to different worlds.

- Adam Michnik

Art Realizing

Politics is the art of realizing what there is to realize.

- Adam Michnik

Own TV

I talk about any number of things on my Facebook space. Politics. Current events. The writing life. The latest tempests in a teapot centering on fandom. Daily doings from my own life. My cats, for crying out loud. Flights of humorous fantasy. Books, both those I've read and those I've written. Movies. And occasionally, TV shows.

- Adam-Troy Castro

About Seasoned

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 E. Stevenson

Been Telling

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 E. Stevenson

Independent Take

An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Process Think

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Important Most

We mean by 'politics' the people's business - the most important business there is.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Country Other

It shouldn't be a matter of who deserves help or not, but of whether we want to be a country that allows its neediest to continue to need. Condemnation of individuals and their choices mutes all these other really important logistical questions about funding and budget and politics.

- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Public Hang

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

- Aesop

Artist Some

If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there's a lot of racism going on then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come out and speak their mind.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Government Iraq

Sectarian politics gets votes in Iraq. But sectarian government fails in Iraq.

- Ahmed Chalabi

Architecture Very

To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It's a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works.

- Ai Weiwei

Comedy Been

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

Doing Next

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

Career Serve

Harvard's Kennedy School of Government asked me to serve as a fellow at its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. After my varied and celebrated career in television, movies, publishing, and the lucrative world of corporate speaking, being a fellow at Harvard seemed, frankly, like a step down.

- Al Franken

Thought Reason

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

Business Humor

There's plenty of room for humor in politics, God knows, but it's a serious business.

- Al Franken

Vietnam Then

I got interested in politics during the civil rights movement and then Vietnam.

- Al Franken

Vice Other

I was in elective politics for 24 years. I've made four national races, two for President, two for Vice President. I have found there are other ways to serve, and I'm enjoying them.

- Al Gore

Impossible About

There's lots about politics I don't feel comfortable with. To talk about the politics of future ideas is impossible in soundbite form.

- Al Gore

Think Tattoos

I don't think we have the right haircut or tattoos for politics.

- Al Jourgensen


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

Me Never

In politics, one is never finished. Look at me!

- Alain Juppe

Waiting Traces

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

Affect Wider

Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art.

- Alan Dean Foster

Best Had

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

Question Asking

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

Which Coverage

There has been a shift to what may be defined as a culture of negativity which goes well beyond coverage of politics.

- Alastair Campbell

Political About

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

- Alaya Dawn Johnson

I Am Wanting

I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.

- Albert Camus

Eternity Equation

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.

- Albert Einstein

Get Together Like

When you get together in a group, it becomes like a family, with the different personalities and the politics that comes with being in a band. It's different than bringing something in by yourself.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Nation Principle

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.

- Albert Pike

Game Other

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

Business May

I'm constantly looking for ways to learn and elevate your craft, patience for yourself, and patience for this business. It's not a fair business. You may be great, but it may take years for someone to notice what you're capable of because of politics.

- Aldis Hodge

War Monstrous

The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.

- Aldous Huxley

Think I Think

I think I do want to go into politics. I really, really do. And I don't know if I will.

- Alec Baldwin

My Life Will

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

Will Still

I believe that Greenland will achieve independence during the time I am still active in politics.

- Aleqa Hammond

Everybody Fairly

Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.

- Alex Cox

Within Yes

That's my curse, I see the politics within these things and so I don't say yes to them.

- Alex Cox

Bad Other

We're getting the sort of 'compromise' American politics specializes in: the one where things are intentionally made worse for most people in the hopes that if things are made bad enough, the other side will cave.

- Alex Pareene

Big Placed

In the America that I grew up in, men of Asia placed last in the hierarchy of manhood. They were invisible in the high-testosterone arenas of politics, big business, and sports. On television and in the movies, they were worse than invisible. They were embarrassing. We were embarrassing.

- Alex Tizon

Aim Persecution

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

Polite Russian

It is not polite for a Russian to interfere in British politics.

- Alexander Lebedev

Young Been

Gen Y is depicted as self-centred and apathetic when it comes to politics, but it doesn't help that we are largely overlooked. There have been policies to woo parents, pensioners and the sick, but the young do not appear to rank high on any political agenda.

- Alexandra Adornetto

Love Think

I adore my family. I don't love their politics. I think they're wonderful parents. They were dreadful at parenting.

- Alexandra Fuller

Impossible Ellen

Comedy and politics have a lot in common. Both are great ways to pick up chicks - just look at Governor Spitzer. Or Ellen Degeneres. Both require spending time on the road meeting strangers who often have the desire to throw things at you. Both are difficult, if not impossible, to do all alone. And both rely heavily on personality.

- Alexandra Petri

Grow Grew

I grew up in that world of power and politics in Washington, but when you grow up around it, you are completely unfazed by it.

- Alexandra Wentworth

Through Been

Politics is traditionally a male domain in Russia. Until now, women have only been accessories. Now, female protest groups are emerging - not because men came up with the idea, but through their own efforts. That's something new for Russia.

- Alexei Navalny


I have a lot of nice Italian winter clothes that make me look like a sophisticated Lebanese professor, so my friend Robert and I go around pretending to be experts in Arabic politics. It doesn't work in the summer though. I don't have the right clothes.

- Alexei Sayle

Young Took

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

Men Principle

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Always Shared

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Believe Heroes

I don't believe there are heroes or saviours in politics.

- Alexis Tsipras

War Means

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.

- Alfred Adler

Pay Does

Crime does not pay as well as politics.

- Alfred Newman

Here Internal

We can't make any statements here. We can't talk about the internal politics of Paraguay.

- Alfredo Stroessner

Celebrity Image

I'm really interested in how we view the public figure, what makes a public figure, what makes a celebrity, and how images make politicians, so I take an interest in politics, but it's really an interest in the image.

- Alison Jackson

Hollywood Over

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

See More

The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.

- Alphonse de Lamartine

Leader Tabloid

America wants solutions. America wants a leader. No more tabloid politics.

- Alveda King

Historic Might

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

Voice Been

Art has often been and continues to be considered transcendent. I see this as misguided and, in fact, a way of subverting the powerful voice art can be in global discussions about politics, economics, society, culture, religion and international relations.

- Aman Mojadidi


The body of work I create combines traditional storylines and postmodern narrative strategies to approach themes such as belonging, identity politics and conflict, as well as the push towards - and resistance against - modernization.

- Aman Mojadidi

Want Middle

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

Young Bush

A lot of young poets today, from what I've heard and experienced, can't get their heads past George W. Bush, and I've heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I'm kind of bored by it.

- Amber Tamblyn

Private Strife

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

- Ambrose Bierce

Hands Other

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


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

- Ambrose Bierce

Country Given

Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

- Ambrose Bierce

Change Form

Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.

- Ambrose Bierce

Prime Period

I am not entering politics to be another Knesset member. If I enter the political arena I want to be prime minister. Period.

- Ami Ayalon

Emotion Realised

I went into politics on an emotional level and soon realised that emotion has nothing to do with politics.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Failure Qualified

I've accepted that I was a failure in politics. I was not qualified for the job.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Play Back

I did not resign from politics because of Bofors. I resigned because I do not know how to play petty politics. I did not know back then and I don't know now either.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Never Learned

I know I should have never got into politics. And I've learned my lesson. No more politics.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Country Asking

I felt that for 20 years, I was wooing the people of my country and asking them to like me as an actor, and when they liked me as an actor, I told them, 'Now, you like my politics.'

- Amitabh Bachchan

Play Discovered

I ended up in Parliament and soon discovered that emotion really doesn't have any place in politics. It's a much more intricate and complicated game, and I just didn't know how to play it.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Goal Keeping

Keeping politics out of the courtroom is a goal every state aspires to achieve.

- Amul Thapar

Practice I Think

As a U.S. Senator, I've tried my best to practice politics the way I think it's supposed to be practiced - always looking for common ground and truly enjoying the people I meet along the way.

- Amy Klobuchar

Thought Dress

For me, one of my earliest memories of politics where I thought that I could do anything was when Walter Mondale of Minnesota picked Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. I literally remember what she wore - the red dress, the white pearls. And I saw that, and I thought, 'Anything is possible.'

- Amy Klobuchar