Democrat Quotes

 A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 Are we trapped in another Vietnam. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 At every step of the way, George W. Bush has put the narrow interests of the few ahead of the interests of most Americans. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn't have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 History is always best written generations after the event, when clouded fact and memory have all fused into what can be accepted as truth, whether it be so or not. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 Maybe there'll be a simple, innocent explanation. I don't think so because I think we would have offered that up already. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Normally a grand jury will indict a ham sandwich if a prosecutor asks it to. 
Author: Chuck Spittal Robb
Nationality: American
b. 26 June 1939
  
 Only about 20% of the American people showed up three weeks ago to vote for a Republican. That's it. Just 20%. And about 19% voted for a Democrat (an amazing number considering how few fights the Democrats put up around the country). And 61% said, 'To hell with all of them!' and refused to show up and vote.  
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 The buck stops here. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong, without comment. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets. 
Author: Fiorello LaGuardia
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1882  - d. 20 September 1947
  
 To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 You've got to pity the poor Democrats in Congress. Most of them are on record against capital punishment, since they naturally don't want to diminish their constituent base. 
Author: Wes Pruden
Nationality: American   
 Everything that used to be a sin, is now a disease. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting for this moment for a third of a century. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Organized religion, which is a neurological disorder that justifies crazies and stops people from thinking. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Religion works under the guise of morality but that its tenets generally have nothing to do with morality. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Just because a religion prohibits abortion or decries homosexuality, that does not mean that having an abortion or being homosexual are immoral acts. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 An immoral person is one who harms others through activities such as murder or rape. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Couldn't we just get together and agree on the few basic Commandments that are laws? Like 'I won't slaughter you, and don't take my shit. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The other commandments, such as honoring no god before the Judeo-Christian God, keeping the Sabbath holy, or honoring thy mother and thy father, are not American laws at all. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 A Scientologist, like all religious people, have a neurological disorder. And the only reason why people think it's sane is because so many other people believe the same thing. It's insanity by consensus." 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I have hated the church way before anyone else. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 If you have a few hundred followers, and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you Pope. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 A lot of good has come from drugs. I think 'Penny Lane' is worth 10 dead kids. Dark Side of the Moon is worth 100 dead kids. Because a lot of kids wouldn't even be born if it weren't for that album, so it evens out. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 If you think you have it tough, read history books. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Clinton left the White House with all the class of an XFL halftime show. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 It's all been satirized for your protection. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The country has become much more conservative, partly because it's been taken over by the religious right. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don't know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, 'I've got one question: What color is the red phone?' 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The jury could get the case as early as next week, but the defense says they just want to introduce one last-minute load of crap. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think religion stops people from thinking. I think it justified crazies. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.  
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the "will of the people" goes out the window. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 When you want to make it clear to the rest of the world that you are not an imperialist, the best countries to have with you are Britain and Spain. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people and don't come in clearly enough. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Al Gore has his back to the wall, shirt tails on fire with this race in Florida. 
Author: Dan Rather
Nationality: American
b. 31 October 1931
  
 Smelling salts for all Democrats please. 
Author: Dan Rather
Nationality: American
b. 31 October 1931
  
 Asked whom he would like to see as President of the United States. De Niro responded, "Well, I think of two people: Hillary Clinton and Obama.: 
Author: Robert De Niro
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1943
  
 I will always remember and we must all remember that Democrats are our political rivals, not our enemies, and they deserve our respect. 
Author: Ken Mehlman
Nationality: American
b. 21 August 1966
  
 The Democrats' plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate and impeach the president. With our nation at war, is this the kind of Congress you want? 
Author: Ken Mehlman
Nationality: American
b. 21 August 1966
  
 Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I will sock you in your goddamn face, and you will stay plastered. 
Author: William Frank Buckley Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1925  - d. 27 February 2008
  
 Listen you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi, or I'll sock you in the goddamn face and you'll stay plastered. 
Author: William Frank Buckley Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1925  - d. 27 February 2008
  
 A liberal is a person who believes that water can be made to run uphill. A conservative is someone who believes everybody should pay for his water. I'm somewhere in between: I believe water should be free, but that water flows downhill. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 He who is created by television can be destroyed by television. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man. And the beast waited for him in the kitchen. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 I class myself as a manual laborer. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 I'd get into a room and disappear into the woodwork. Now the rooms are so crowded with reporters getting behind-the-scenes stories that nobody can get behind-the-scenes stories. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 Politics in America is the binding secular religion. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 Power in America today is control of the means of communication. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 The best time to listen to a politician is when he's on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he's exhausted. Then he doesn't lie. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 There are two kinds of editors, those who correct your copy and those who say it's wonderful. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 There is no excitement anywhere in the world, short of war, to match the excitement of the American presidential campaign. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions into the November days had become more than a press corps - they had become his friends and, some of them, his most devoted admirers. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 When a reporter sits down at the typewriter, he's nobody's friend. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 With the end of the nominating process, American politics leaves logic behind. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 But this is the great danger America faces. That we will cease to be one nation and become instead a collection of interest groups: city against suburb, region against region, individual against individual. Each seeking to satisfy private wants. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on each party, they will recognize that our mistakes were mistakes of the heart. They'll recognize that. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people." 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 I have confidence that we can form this kind of national community. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 I never intended to become a run-of-the-mill person.  
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 I think it no accident that most of those emigrating to America in the 19th century identified with the Democratic Party. We are a heterogeneous party made up of Americans of diverse backgrounds. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 If you're going to play the game properly, you'd better know every rule. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 In other times, I could stand here and give this kind of exposition on the beliefs of the Democratic Party and that would be enough. But today that is not enough. People want more. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Let each person do his or her part. If one citizen is unwilling to participate, all of us are going to suffer. For the American idea, though it is shared by all of us, is realized in each one of us. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Let's all understand that these guiding principles cannot be discarded for short-term political gains. They represent what this country is all about. They are indigenous to the American idea. And these are principles which are not negotiable. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Life is too large to hang out a sign: "For Men Only." 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people. It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly etched in the national conscience, of all of us. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 The citizens of America expect more. They deserve and they want more than a recital of problems. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 There is no executive order; there is no law that can require the American people to form a national community. This we must do as individuals and if we do it as individuals, there is no President of the United States who can veto that decision. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Throughout out history, when people have looked for new ways to solve their problems, and to uphold the principles of this nation, many times they have turned to political parties. They have often turned to the Democratic Party. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 We are a people in a quandary about the present. We are a people in search of our future. We are a people in search of a national community.u 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present: unemployment, inflation... but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 We call ourselves public servants but I'll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day be finally closed. We believe that.  
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility. 
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 We must not become the new puritans and reject our society. We must address and master the future together. It can be done if we restore the belief that we share a sense of national community, that we share a common national endeavor. It can be done.  
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance.  
Author: Barbara Charline Jordon
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1936  - d. 17 January 1996
  
 Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake - you know, to send the right message to kids. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Government - they used to teach it in college. It's actually something you should study and learn and know how to do. The Republicans always run on the idea that government isn't very effective. Well, not the way you do it. But it can be effective. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 If I thought the Lord was speaking to me I'd check myself into Bellevue, and I think you should too. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I want to thank some very special people without whom I would not be here today. George Bush, Sarah Palin and the Pope. When I came to Hollywood in 1983, I had one dream - to sleep with Jodie Foster. That didn't work out, but this is nice, too. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Sex is too easy for women to get, and too hard for men. I mean, honestly, for a man to walk into someplace and have every woman ready to take him home, he'd have to rule the world. A woman would have to do her hair. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 We don't like mystery. You like mystery, 'cause it's not a mystery to you; you know when you're gonna get laid. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I am so tired of rearranging my life around what the stupidest people might do. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Please stop assuming that longevity and perfect health is always the correct option. No. Sometimes fun costs ya. It just does, you know? And that's OK, you're willing to make that purchase. Sammy Davis, Jr. was 64 when he died. Give me 64 Sammy-years, I'll be happy. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I'll clue you in on a secret: death is not the worst thing that could happen to you. I know we think that; we are the first society ever to think that. It's not worse than dishonor; it's not worse than losing your freedom; its not worse than losing a sense of personal responsibility. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 We're so inconsistent about what we let kill ya. "Smoking? Must be eradicated. Marijuana? Zero tolerance." But there's lots of ways to kill yourself. You know what I think kills you? Stress, and being a workaholic, and never getting laid, and, uh, McDonalds, and staying mad at people, and lying for a living, and three-martini lunches, and the all-American breakfast, and whatever the fuck Elvis was doing. That's what kills you. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 How does a country get away with keeping half its population in beekeeper suits? I'll tell you how. They say the magic word: religion. It's their religion. You say religion, you can get away with anything. The Catholics got away with fucking kids, for crying out loud! 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I would say that the feminine values are now the values of America; sensitivity is more important than truth; feelings are more important than facts; commitment is more important than individuality; children are more important than people; safety is more important than fun. I always hear women say, "Y'know, married men live longer." Uh, yes, and an indoor cat...also...lives longer. It's a fur-ball with a broken spirit that can only look out on a world it will never enjoy, but it does, technically, live longer. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 You know, if you're an American and you're born at this time in history especially, you're lucky. We all are. We won the world history Powerball lottery, but a little modesty about it might keep the heat off of us. I can't stand the people who say things like, "We built this country!" You built nothing. I think the railroads were pretty much up by 1980. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 What I have against religion is that they start you when you are so defenseless. I mean, I was three when they started pumping this bullshit into my head. I believed in Santa Claus and the Fairy Godmother, of course I believed in a virgin birth, and a guy lived in a whale, and a woman came from a rib. But then something happened that made me doubt all of it: I graduated sixth grade! 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Now if you're just out of the mainstream, if you don't have blind Bush love, you are somehow suspect. Don't ever let them tell you that. Be out of the mainstream. I'm out of the mainstream. I enjoy it, who wants to be in the mainstream? When Ronald Reagan was running, he would always say 'it's morning in America' and everybody would smile and I would think 'yeah but, I'm not a morning person'. I'm the guy who thinks religion is bad and drugs are good. I think children aren't innocent, god doesn't write books, and Jesus wasn't a republican. I think girls hate each other, no doesn't mean no and being drunk is funny. I'm for mad cow disease, how am I gonna win that? I'm against suing tobacco companies. I think abstinence is a perversion. I think Bush's lies are worse than Clinton's. I think Vegas was better when it was run by the mob. I think men are only as loyal as their options. I think stereotypes are true and rehab is for quitters. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 More and more American pharmacists are refusing to fill prescriptions for birth control because of their personal moral objections. Hey, you know what would really teach us a lesson? If you took off your pretend doctor jacket and got another job. ... Now, of course, I know the other side is saying, yes, but this is a moral issue. Yeah, but the problem is, not everyone gets their morals from the same book. You go by the book that says slavery is okay but sex is wrong until after marriage, at which point it becomes a blessed sacrament between a husband and the wife who is withholding it. In conclusion, let me say to all the activist pharmacists out there, the ones who think sex is bad probably because sex with them always is. Fellas, a pharmacist is not a law-giver, not even a doctor. In the medical pecking order, you rank somewhere in between a chiropractor and a tree surgeon. You don't answer to a law above the laws of men. You work for Sav-On. The doctors are the ones who make medical decisions because they went to medical school, whereas you were transferred from the counter where people drop off film. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I wouldn't touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it! You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can't figure out how to make into a belt? - timecode 1:11:10 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Rush Limbaugh, who has made a career preaching that anybody who does drugs has got to go right to jail - do not pass go, no questions asked, right to jail - gets caught doing thirty oxycontin a day. Thirty oxycontin?! Do you have any idea how high that is?! I don't, and I've been pretty high! 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Religion, it stops people from thinking because they think all the answers are in that one book; it impedes progress; it justifies crazy people. Flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 We do it all the time, we legislate taste. We do it with the tax code. Churches and children get a tax break, because it's assumed that we all agree that we want to encourage churches and children. I don't. I don't. That's my opinion. I don't want to encourage either churches or children, and it's a very bad idea to put them together. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Republicans say that sex is bad, because with them it always is. I'm sorry, but they're just doughy, asexual, wonky, white people, and if you had to have sex with them it would be over in an excruciating three minutes. It's just, - and from the headlines of the past year I gather the only sex they're really good at, is gay sex. Really. Jeff Gannon in the White House press room, Representative Mark Foley, the Reverend Ted Haggard. I mean, that's an awful lot of gay when you're running against it in every election. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I was just at the newly opened Creationist Museum in Kentucky. And they have this exhibit of a giant dinosaur...with a saddle on its back. Because the world is only 5000 years old, so man and the dinosaurs had to coexist, and, of course, we rode them. A theory I thought laughable at the age of eight when I saw it on THE FLINTSTONES! 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 It's so childish, "greatest country in the world." It's like saying, "I have the best wife in the world. Not just the one best suited for me, the best wife in the world. And if you could have my wife, you'd kill your wife." 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 One of the complaints leveled against me is, "Oh, Bill, you're such a meanie. Why do you have to go after religion? It gives people comfort; it doesn't hurt anything." Okay, well, other than most wars, the Crusades, the Inquisition, 9/11, arranged marriages to minors, blowing up girls' schools, the suppression of women and homosexuals, fatwas, ethnic cleansing, honor rape, human sacrifice, burning witches, suicide bombings, condoning slavery, and the systematic fucking of children, there's a few little things I have a problem with. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 You have to understand the Tea-bagger mindset; they have this nostalgia for this America that they think was stolen from them, that used to be, that was better - it's really the 1950s, okay? That's what they think was Shangri-La, and, y'know what they really don't get is that it's kind of insulting to a lot of Americans to pine for this era, cause it wasn't that good for a lot of people. It was good if you were a white man. It wasn't that good if you were Mexican, or black, or Jewish, or disabled, or gay, or a woman. You know what they cannot keep on the shelves in America? Guns, and ammo. Even though Obama and every other pussy Democrat has never even mentioned the issue, these people are so sure that he and his Negro army are coming for their guns, they're gonna confiscate your guns, and indoctrinate your children, and socialize your wealth, and then they're gonna replace apple pie with chicken and waffles. And then he's gonna appoint a Cabinet of Shaft, Foxy Brown, Dolemite, Mandingo, Superfly, Cleopatra Jones, and Blacula. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I kid the Republicans, with love. I feel bad for them. They got nobody for next time. Who are they gonna run? Sara Palin, reading off her hand. Did you see that? You saw this? She wrote "tax cuts" on her hand. A Republican so stupid she has to be reminded of the one thing - tax cuts! This is like if you saw the coyote's paw and it said "Road Runner". 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Y'know, every time in America some guy gets caught cheating, every media outlet does the same story: "Why Do Men Cheat?" Oh, take a wild fucking guess, would you? I think you're over-thinking this. They're not looking for fantasy, they're looking for...sex. That's it! They want sex. And not just sex; they want new sex. The way women want new shoes. Right? You have shoes, they're perfectly good shoes, you don't want those shoes, you want new shoes. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Van Jones got fired because he became the Scary Negro of the Week on Fox News, where, let's be honest, they still feel threatened by Harry Belafonte. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I'm supposed to be all re-injected with yes-we-can fever after the big health care speech, and it was a great speech - when Black Elvis gets jiggy with his teleprompter, there is none better. But here's the thing: Muhammad Ali also had a way with words, but it helped enormously that he could also punch guys in the face. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 What got Van Jones fired was they caught him on tape saying that Republicans are assholes. And they call it "news." And Obama didn't say a word in defense of Jones and basically fired him when Glenn Beck told him to. Just like we dropped "end of life counseling" from health care reform because Sarah Palin said it meant "death panels" on her Facebook page. Crazy evil morons make up things for Obama to do, and he does it. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The Democrats just never learn: Americans don't really care which side of an issue you're on as long as you don't act like pussies. When Van Jones called the Republicans assholes, he was paying them a compliment. He was talking about how they can get things done even when they're in the minority, as opposed to the Democrats, who can't seem to get anything done even when they control both houses of Congress, the presidency, and Bruce Springsteen. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Mr. President, there are some people who are never going to like you. That's why they voted for the old guy and Carrie's mom. You're not going to win them over. Stand up for the 70% of Americans who aren't crazy. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Christine O'Donnell … was one of our most frequent guests on Politically Incorrect. People who may not remember Politically Incorrect because they're too young or they were watching Johnny Carson or something … may not remember that we created people like Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham… we did like to book a lot of female conservatives. They were good press and they were good for the show. We loved Christine O'Donnell. I still like her. You cannot not like her. She is such a nice person. We have a great clip that used to be in our highlight reel of Ben Affleck on that show just saying "Please, Christine, shut up." Because I guess she would just go on. She was known back then as the girl from SALT. SALT being the Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth. … So part of me for sentimental reasons is rooting for Christine O'Donnell in Delaware. The other part of me is rooting for her because she's going to get her Christian ass kicked in the general election. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The Democrats are going to lose some seats, probably a lot. But not as many as they would have if the tea baggers weren't winning the primaries because I think voters are generally conservative. And when I mean - when I say conservative, I mean they're not comfortable with people who are out there, on the left or the right. And these tea baggers are out there. I've said it before probably on your show. When people get in a voting booth, it's like when they go on an airplane. They get scared. They tend to do things that are conservative in nature, even if they're liberal. I just think that people - they understand our country is in a lot of trouble. Even people who are angry understand that crazy people are not going to make it better. Christine O'Donnell like all these tea baggers has no plan, no agenda. No policy points. They have one advantage. They're running against Democrats. That's their big advantage. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I mean it was bad enough when we had these people called the birthers who thought he was not born here. But I was saying last night that I've identified this new group and I'm calling them the churchers. The churchers. They're the people who don't think that he is a Christian. They think he's - he's a secret Muslim, Larry. I guess you haven't been paying enough attention. When I talked to him, he told me about his plan to use drinking water to sterilize white people. I get - whoops, I've said too much. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I have a theory that the Internet makes people stupider - and also FOX News makes people stupider. You know the Pew group did a study recently and they found out that 10 years ago, Democrats, Republicans and independents basically got their news from the same sources, probably more from CNN, for example. Then we had this polarity. We do have two Americas. We have the America that's living in reality. The people who understand that Obama is a centrist liberal from Hawaii who is trying to dig us out of the hole we're in. And then we have this other FOX/Matt Drudge/Rush Limbaugh reality where he is a Muslim sleeper cell, Manchurian candidate who was sent over by his Kenyan father. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 We're going to get into partisan bickering because more than half of Republicans agreed with the statement that said Obama is trying to impose Islamic law on America. I mean that is a very radical thing to believe. And it's more than half of Republicans. Not tea baggers. Not radicals. The mainstream Republican people. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I want to always be an interloper. I never want to feel like I'm a guy who is embraced by the people who are putting me on the air. I want to feel like I broke into the studio and took over and made them mad. If I'm not doing that, I'm not doing my job. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The Democrats are very bad at selling their own product. The Republicans are geniuses at it. And I've said it before, a bad product well apologized for is superior in this country to a good product. The Democrats do have a better product, as bad as they are. Now it's unfortunate that they couldn't have sold what they're selling better and have better policies. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 This is a really fascinating time because, again, we live in these two different realities. I don't think it's ever been like this. I know there's always been a - shall we say passionate - a passionate divide in American politics. But I don't think there's ever been a time when the two sides just have two different sets of reality. I mean, if more than half the Republicans think that Obama is trying to impose Sharia law on the United States of America, that's not something that you can argue about. That's just something in their view that has to be extirpated. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 That's the problem with the Drudge-Rush-Fox axis-of-evil news bubble. Nothing gets into these people's heads. They only listen to what they want to hear. They listen to what confirms what they believe. And what they believe is what they got from these people to begin with. You know, when Glenn Beck had his big rally on the mall, he said something like - he at one point said, "Today, I was holding George Washington's inaugural in my hand." No - you can't do that - it's in Plexiglas. You can't - it's 200 years old. You can't give that to people to pass around and smudge up with their grimy fingers. But it didn't matter, because it never matters to these people because nothing they say is ever fact-checked. The governor of Arizona talks about how illegals - you saw this on the news - were beheading people in Arizona. When the press asked her about it, because it was patently untrue, she just ran away. Sarah Palin never talks to the press because they might ask her a question that she doesn't have a pat answer for. They know they don't have to deal with reality, because they don't have to go to what used to be the mainstream press.  
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The sad fact about the mosque is the people who are building that mosque are part of the Sufi fringe moderate part of their religion. That's the good part. That's the liberal part. Those are the Hippies of the Islamic world. We should encourage them. The people who want to build that mosque, those are the people we should be courting. Bush used that guy. Bush - that administration sent him overseas. Yes, that's the way to fight terrorism. That's the way to win the war, is to get those people on our side, not to alienate them. … I mean, the biggest population of Muslims in the world is Indonesia. They're not crazy. The second biggest is India. There's 150 million Muslims in India. They're not crazy. …But Saudi Arabia, they're crazy. The Taliban in Afghanistan, they're crazy. Parts of Pakistan are crazy. Hamas is crazy. There's enough of them to worry about. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The country can't get well if the people are sick. And the people are sick. Now, I know Obama's not been the best president and the Democrats are not the best politicians, but you know what? We elected him just two years ago to fix this massive bunch of problems we have. And because he didn't do it by football season, we are ready to throw him out on the street and bring back the guys who messed it up just two years ago. That's a little too impatient. Yes, when he got the patient, the patient was bleeding to death - he got the patient to stop bleeding. But, OK, the patient is not up and back at the office quite yet. It's no reason to throw the doctor out and get back the doctor who was using leaches. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I don't hate America. I love America. I want it to be better. The only way we can get it to be better is to realistically criticize what's wrong with it. That's not what the Republicans do. … I don't want to be a pessimist. I'm a realist. One man's realist is another man's pessimist. But, no, I'm not like Mitt Romney, whose book is called No Apology, the Case for American Greatness. Really? Always waving the big foam number one finger; we're not number one in most things. We're number one in military. We're number one in money. We're number one in fat toddlers, meth labs, and people we send to prison. We're not number one in literacy, money spent on education. We're not even number one in social mobility. Social mobility means basically the American dream, the ability of one generation to do better than the next. We're tenth. That's like Sweden coming tenth in Swedish meatballs. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Over the last 30 odd years, Democrats have moved to the right and the right has moved into the mental hospital. So what we have is one perfectly good party for hedge fund managers, credit card companies, banks, defense contractors, big agriculture and the pharmaceutical lobby... That's the Democrats. And they sit across the aisle from a small group of religious lunatics, flat-earthers and civil war re-enactors who mostly communicate by AM radio and call themselves the Republicans and who actually worry that Obama is a socialist. Socialist? He's not even a liberal. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 By now you’ve heard the constant right wing attacks on the elite media and the liberal elite, who may or may not be part of Washington elite, a subset of the East Coast elite, which is overtly influenced by the Hollywood elite. So, basically, unless you’re a shit-kicker from Kansas, you’re with the terrorists. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 If you, the citizen, deliberately vote for someone who won’t give you healthcare over someone who will, you need to have your head examined. Except you can’t afford to have your head examined. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 That’s America for you - a red herring culture, always scared of the wrong things. The fact is, there are a lot of creepy middle-aged men out there lusting for your kids. They work for MTV, the pharmaceutical industry, McDonald’s, Marlboro and K Street. And recently, there’s been a rash of strangers making their way onto school campuses and targeting our children for death. They’re called military recruiters. More young Americans were crippled in Iraq last month than in any month in the past three years. And the scandal is that Mark Foley wants to show them a good time before they go? When will our closeted gay congressmen learn? Our boys aren’t for pleasure. They’re for cannon fodder. They shouldn’t be another notch on your bedpost. They should be a comma in Bush’s war. If I hear a zipper, it had better be on a body bag. Why aren’t Democrats and the media hammering away every day about who we’re supposed to be fighting for over there and what the plan is. Yes, Mark Foley was wrong to ask teenagers how long their penises were - but at least someone on Capitol Hill was asking questions. We’re the predators. Because we have an entire economy built on asking young people what they want, making the cheapest, sleaziest form of it they’ll accept, and selling it to them until they choke on it and die. You know who’s grabbing your kids at too young an age? Merck, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, by convincing you they’re depressed, hyperactive or suffering from attention-deficit disorder and so they must all get medicated. The drug dealers hooking your kids aren’t in South America, they’re in the halls of Congress handing out campaign donations to your congressmen. Mark Foley says he never slept with those kids, and I believe him, because American children are so hopped up on pills I doubt any of them could get it up. From 1995 to 2002, the number of children prescribed antipsychotic drugs increased by over 400 percent. Either our children are going insane - which we might look on as a problem - or, more likely, we have, for profit, created a nation of little junkies. So stop already with the righteous moral indignation about predators - this whole country is trying to get inside your kid’s pants because that’s where he keeps the money Daddy gave him to stay out of his hair. I don’t care if Mark Foley had been asking boys to describe their penises because I have some sad news for you: Your kid is so larded out on Cheetos and Yoo-hoo, he can’t even see his penis. We live in a country where the ultimate consumer is an obese 16-year-old hooked up at one end to a Big Gulp and at the other to a PlayStation. So many of our kids today are fat drug addicts, it’s almost as if Rush Limbaugh had had puppies. In conclusion, we can pretend that the biggest threat to “our children” is some creep on the Internet, or we can admit it’s Mom and Dad. Because, when your son can’t find France on a map, or touch his toes with his hands, or understand that the ads on TV are lying - including the one in which the Marine turns into Lancelot - then the person fucking him is you. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Curious people are interesting people, I wonder why that is.  
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Hi, I'm Bill. I'm a birth survivor. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws? 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I don't want my president to be a TV star. You don't have to be on television every minute of every day - you're the president, not a rerun of 'Law & Order'. TV stars are too worried bout being popular and too concerned about being renewed. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I never thought I'd say this, what Obama needs in his personality is a little George Bush. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Iraq now says that it will, after all, destroy its missiles. President Bush said, 'Please, I used to pull the same trick. There'd be an intervention, I'd make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 It's all been satirized for your protection. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Let's face it; God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him? 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake - you know, to send the right message to kids. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The tea baggers. The one thing they hate is when you call them racist. The other thing they hate is black people. But they won't say it. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 They're talking about banning cigarette smoking now in any place that's used by ten or more people in a week, which, I guess, means that Madonna can't even smoke in bed. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Things aren't right. If a burglar breaks into your home and you shoot him, he can sue you. For what, restraint of trade? 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when in fact the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 This is a ridiculous heat wave we're in right now, and to contribute, Newt Gingrich said that for the entire month of June, he will stop blowing hot air. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the "will of the people" goes out the window. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 You can’t be a rational person six days of the week and put on a suit and make rational decisions and go to work and, on one day of the week, go to a building and think you’re drinking the blood of a 2,000-year-old space god. That doesn’t make you a person of faith…That makes you a schizophrenic. O’Brien followed up by asking Maher whether or not anyone who is religious is schizophrenic: Well, yes, sort of, because they have walled off a part of their mind.” 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 “But I think it is much more likely that there could be space ships from outer space, than what a lot of things people believe. People still believe, you know, excuse me I know I may inject religion into every show but UFOs are a lot more likely than a space god that flew down bodily and you know who was the Son of God and you know had sex with a Palestinian woman 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 In the first two years this is a man who tried his best to balance the budget, to reform health care, to fight for gay rights, to support personal freedoms. Couldn’t those be considered doing the right things, evidence of true character? 
Author: Bryant Charles Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 Righteousness is easy in retrospect. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 Television has spread the habit of instant reaction and stimulated the hope of instant results. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.  
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 I think every American has a role in saving this country. Whether you're Democrat, Republican, independent, it doesn't matter. We all know the country's in trouble. We may disagree on how to solve it, but we all know the country's in trouble. 
Author: Glenn Beck
Nationality: American
b. 10 February 1964
  
 I'm a Catholic and I practice, but at the same time I have an open-mindedness to many other expressions of spirituality that come through different religions. I've spent some time reading and thinking about religion and trying to study it, and I've arrived at not so much a sense of the differences, but a sense of the similarities in so many ways; the value-system roots and linkages between the Torah, the Qur'an, and the Bible and the fundamental story that runs through all of this, that really connects all of us. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 There are all kinds of atrocities, and I would have to say that, yes, yes, I committed the same kind of atrocities as thousands of other soldiers have committed in that I took part in shootings in free fire zones. I conducted harassment and interdiction fire. I used 50 calibre machine guns, which we were granted and ordered to use, which were our only weapon against people. I took part in search and destroy missions, in the burning of villages. All of this is contrary to the laws of warfare, all of this is contrary to the Geneva Conventions and all of this is ordered as a matter of written established policy by the government of the United States from the top down. And I believe that the men who designed these, the men who designed the free fire zone, the men who ordered us, the men who signed off the air raid strike areas, I think these men, by the letter of the law, the same letter of the law that tried Lieutenant Calley, are war criminals. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 I am willing to take the risk in the effort to put to test the good faith of the Sandinistas. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 If Bush is shot, the Secret Service has orders to shoot Dan Quayle. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 I think we clearly have to keep the pressure on terrorism globally. This doesn't end with Afghanistan by any imagination. And I think the president has made that clear. I think we have made that clear. Terrorism is a global menace. It's a scourge. And it is absolutely vital that we continue against, for instance, Saddam Hussein. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator; leading an oppressive regime he presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 Mr. President, do not rush to war, take the time to build the coalition, because it's not winning the war that's hard, it's winning the peace that's hard. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 When the President of the United States looks at you and tells you something, there should be some trust. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 Administration run by the Democrats would mean the difference between night and day on policies to fight global warming and the Democrats would, unlike Bush, back mandatory emissions targets and pass a bill to create a cap-and-trade system for carbon dioxide emissions. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 I'm going to disappear again. 
Author: Chuck Spittal Robb
Nationality: American
b. 26 June 1939
  
 I am clearly vulnerable on the question of socializing under circumstances not appropriate for a married man. 
Author: Chuck Spittal Robb
Nationality: American
b. 26 June 1939
  
 I made more decisions in a half-day as governor than you can make in a whole week in the Senate. It's too slow for me. 
Author: Chuck Spittal Robb
Nationality: American
b. 26 June 1939
  
 I'd have to acknowledge that I have a weakness for the fairer sex - and I hope I never get over it. 
Author: Chuck Spittal Robb
Nationality: American
b. 26 June 1939
  
 I didn't realize quite how liberal I was until I was asked to make passionate comedic choices as opposed to necessarily successful comedic choices. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 There are so many similarities between a startup venture and a political campaign - the rhythm, the tempo, the hours, the intensity. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 The president is absolutely rock-solid confident that he's got the right approach. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 A great deal of care goes into the security of these aircraft, There's always risks involved in air travel. We believe it's a very minimal risk. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Mr. Hyde has indicated these matters are above his pay grade. He's not making these calls on these matters; presumably the speaker is calling the shots. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 The standard in the statute hasn't changed in the last week - it's 'imperil the national health and safety' - and we monitor the strike conditions and the economic conditions to see if that standard has been met. So far it has not. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 If he is certain of that, his information is contrary to what has been communicated to me and contrary to what I've briefed you. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 First and foremost in the president's mind, is the need for protecting the public's right to know in the event that that type of situation arises, that there be an orderly process and an orderly report to the public on whatever conditions might arise. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 First and foremost in the president's mind, is the need for protecting the public's right to know in the event that that type of situation arises, that there be an orderly process and an orderly report to the public on whatever conditions might arise. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 We certainly expect criticism. We certainly expect alternative ideas. The most encouraging thing to the president is that this budget is being received seriously. It is not being cast aside as a document dead on arrival. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 There will be steps that the United States will take. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Our relations with the Russian Federation depend less on personality and more on policy. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Those who are undecided are still seeking some of those fundamental questions answered. Who you are, what your values are, is something these voters really look to. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 This is being done consistent with government ethics, rules, regulations and also with what is obviously the proper way to do business. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Not entirely expected but welcome nonetheless. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Personally, I wouldn't write a book about the Clinton White House, but it's not necessarily for any reason of standards. I just don't think it would be that fun a thing to do. There were parts of the process that would be better if you don't remember them, I think. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Of course they're right. Thankfully it's not true. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 They suspect tentatively, probably sometime tomorrow late afternoon would be the likely time he'll be able to depart, but hold that open until they see how he's doing. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 While Hatch blames the loss on last-minute opposition whipped up by President Bill Clinton, the White House differs. What really cost Senator Hatch, was the leader and his party indicating that this was a deal-breaker and he would pull the budget resolution down if the Kennedy-Hatch amendment passed 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 To say so publicly because they fly in the face of the jihad caucus of their own party. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 I think, in fact, it is gay-baiting, pure and simple, raising an issue that doesn't arise anywhere. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 It's classic use of wedge politics designed to provoke anxieties and fears. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 It's easy to imagine that one would not feel comfortable having private conversations with your attorney, with your wife, with foreign heads of states, with people driving around in your car, repeated when you assumed they were confidential. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 The threshold is very, very high. What we are doing right now is monitoring the situation and looking to see what kind of impact there has been on national health and safety. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 The use of a two syllable vulgarity by the chairman was rather ambitious. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 They clearly had a disagreement about the tactics that the international community ought to consider as we bring pressure to bear on Iraq. But there is no disagreement that Saddam Hussein, and Iraq, need to be in full compliance, and they spent a great deal of time talking about how they can go about achieving that end. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 There is more that must be done. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Charm offensive under way with the far right. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 The House is going to have to employ the video however they see fit. We just hope it's not misused. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 We have always said that this is not an endless loop in which we will just keep repeating the same episodes over and over again. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 People here are livid that it would even be suggested we were a source of the information and livid if anyone here attempted to be the source of that information. It is the last thing we need at this moment. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 I think the president has said what he wants to say for now, There are too many people willing to twist the facts. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 The president thinks it's time for an offensive in the war on drugs and not a time for surrender. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 It does not ebb and flow. It flows and flows and flows. It's a never ending flowing sewer and you know it. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Who don't recognize that each and every one of these cases have got their own separate facts, and they need to be evaluated based on facts. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 The president is mindful of the fact that the fundamentals in this economy are strong and that's what matters most. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 A bare fraction of major breathtaking drops in the past. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 We want everyone to just take a deep breath and think about where we are. This is a market that has performed amazingly well, so let's just be calm and reasonable. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 That's a question of whether that becomes a presidential record or becomes a court document, a grand jury document, which is protected by grand jury Rule 6(e) proceedings. Now whether that then becomes a presidential document, I'm not enough of an archivist or presidential historian to know. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Nowhere was the feeling of bewilderment and betrayal stronger than among Clinton's political allies - from cabinet members to White House aides - who had put their careers on the line for him. Yet there were no immediate apologies to staff members; these would come only two days later, after Clinton read in the New York Times that he had supposedly called in several key staff members and begged their forgiveness. It was hard to imagine how he could do this to us, and how he could be so incredibly reckless.  
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  




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