The only politics in this country that's relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution... none other.
On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics mistakes are wounding emotionally but you recover. Personally wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms helps me reflect and in the process restore my creativity.
The difference between the men and the boys in politics is and always has been that the boys want to be something while the men want to do something.
We mistake politics for legislative debate. You can be passionate without being personal.
First take the government of the Indians out of politics second let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites third give the Indian the ballot.
Politics was my third act. But I could have a fourth. I don't know what that will be yet but there will be one.
I call it people-to-people politics and that's what politics should be about reaching out and helping one another and touching one another about what we're going to do.
Most people get their politics obviously from TV shows about senators or movies about them or... all the day-to-day press and the talk shows.
This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling or about politics and idea is just a false binary. Ideas are an expression of the feelings and the intense emotions we hold about the world.
There is this concept of politics as a dirty game. It's a difficult game but it doesn't have to be dirty. I think this is what we need to bring to politics. I think politics around the world has very often been captured by big interests - 'lobbies' they call them in the States.
Spontaneous combustion of grassroots politics is the future.
People meet in bars after work all over the world and talk about the great problems of life and death and the world and politics and they don't take themselves seriously. They can do nothing else except chat about these things in bars after work.
If Greece had gone through a very normal political life I may have not been in politics. But just the fact that I lived through huge upheavals and very difficult struggles and polarization and the barbarism of dictatorships - that made me feel that we had to change this country.
'Yes' is a far more potent word than 'no' in American politics. By adopting the positions which animate the political agenda for the other side one can disarm them and leave them sputtering with nothing to say.
I have always said I will be in politics to serve as best as I can and it will take me wherever it will take me.
Money in politics is a huge issue.
In ancient Greece politics and the market were not decoupled.
I don't find music being less important than like politics.
We're seeing quite a lot of people who really would like a return to class-based politics.
As I became very defined in my personal politics I turned down some films that I slightly regret now I'm not going to say what they were.
I am involved with politics today because of the inspiration I received from Ronald Reagan.
We must remember that politics is more than a power game. The core of politics in my view is to serve our citizens to serve our fellow human beings.
I think he was absolutely right not to go to UN last week... First things first - that is values and people here in their local communities and remembering all politics is local and trusting people more.
Well I think any time you delve into this sort of religion politics as you well know you're going to you know touch a few nerves. I wasn't - now - and this is the honest truth.
Living in Washington you can't take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to.
It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear...'
For us sons of France political sentiment is a passion while for the Englishmen politics are a question of business.
Every person has only so much attention to give and politics and government takes up only a fraction of what it did 25 years ago.
Truth is I don't think God on a daily basis. I think politics science.
In politics madame you need two things: friends but above all an enemy.
There was a widespread indignation in the American media. They were saying 'How can you make a movie during an election that's about politics? What are you doing? Are you trying to influence people's lives?' To which my response was 'Well I hope so.'
Money has too big an influence on our politics in Washington and somehow we need to do something about that.
Politics is a field where the choice lies constantly between two blunders.
In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.
I was on leave from local and regional politics as long as I was a Minister.
My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family.
I think Karl Rove saw that in George W. Bush early on and understood the impact that he could have on Texas politics and probably on national politics.
Politics swings like a pendulum.
People like passion in politics.
I mean that I think I find the psychology of people more interesting than politics. I think the psychology of politics is more interesting than straight politics.
On the other side I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech.
Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
The thing about American politics as I've learned is there is no choice.
We don't tend to write about disease in fiction - not just teen novels but all American novels - because it doesn't fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice heroism war politics and family struggle.
American influence in the world is certainly considerable but the United States does not control directly or indirectly the politics and economics of other societies as empires have always done save for a few special cases that turn out to be the exceptions that prove the rule.
So my degree was in political science which I think was - the closest I could come to marketing is politics.
The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
I mean the part you don't like I mean that's the only part. That's the part no one likes and that is the criticisms and the unfair criticisms I might add of my husband. But that's also just a fact of life in politics.
Politics is a people business. I like people.
I like politics. I like traveling in the United States.
I don't want to be a politician. I don't like politics. It's petty it fights dirty.
I was totally absorbed in the real world the politics the history the news and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel it was in fits and starts.
I just worry a lot. I'm a worrier. Michelle and Barack are really dear to me. I mean I love them. And I don't want to see them get hurt. Just the nature of politics is hurtful. So every time they are hurt I get hurt. It's a lot to ask of people and it's a lot to see your friends go through. It's hard not to get emotional.
Broadway is such a diverse community. Everybody knows how I believe and everyone believes and it's not a big deal. But in Hollywood if you talk about politics - especially if you're a Republican - or spirituality it's just not something people want to hear about.
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.
In my right-wing politics of the time I held that unemployment was usually the fault of the unemployed.
When you're young with less on the line it's easier to be audacious to experiment. So I introduced the concerns of my generation - politics sex drugs rock-and-roll etc. - to the comics page which for many years caused a rolling furor.
A purely objective viewpoint does not exist in the cosmos or in politics.
I'm not really one of those people who believes that if you're a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics.
But look you did not have to be well versed in politics to know that some stupid things were going on. It is the counsel's job to stop them and instead the coverup was created.
About 25 years ago I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.
Whether you are on the Right or the Left everyone can agree that there are a lot of outside influences in American politics that are not good for the system. There's just too much money.
Anyone in politics would like to have great economic numbers.
We talked about politics constantly in my family growing up in North Carolina. There were always debates. Being of Greek background it's in our blood to drink coffee and talk politics.
People like to do politics with me and they like to do business.
As a society I think we express our cultural mores through our politics. We're trying constantly to figure out what's OK and what's not OK. And it's hard because our society is constantly buffeted by gale force winds of technology. Things are always changing.
You help me I'll help you. That's politics.
As I've gotten older I've gotten more liberal and my father is increasingly conservative. It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents I practically fell out of my chair.
I've done business with people I've met in politics who I went to law school with who I grew up with. Who do you do business with? People you meet in life.
There has been a shift to what may be defined as a culture of negativity which goes well beyond coverage of politics.
I think that what I'm doing is right. And election-year politics which intensifies everything is not going to drive me off that course.
All politics is local.
I was raised to speak out about politics and the world around me. I would do it whether I was in the public or not. It is the way I was taught. The American way.
Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics.
As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion I believe that this view is seriously flawed.
It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them.
Politics aside it will be hard for any new liberal radio network to outdo the professionalism of NPR.
The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget. As a consequence we have created the perpetual presidential campaign.
The sheep-people don't think for themselves anymore. You can say anything and it's the gospel truth and they don't have to go research it or anything and they believe everything the news tells them. People don't go and do their own investigations if it's relationships or politics or anything.
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.
I think to be in politics you have to have the taste for blood on that.
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.
I'm pleased to offer analysis of public policy and politics to the millions of Americans who get their news from Fox.
My first meeting as a senator my first day they were already talking about the next election. Part of that's the permanent campaign part of that's a word I've been using more frequently 'tribal.' Our politics has become tribal: It's us versus them.
If one of my boys was asking me if they should go into politics I'd say there's only one reason to go into public life and that's to help people.
I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy with kings queens dukes and court politics but of course like what I was explaining before about making the science make sense you have to make the politics make sense too.
Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well that's what's happening. They either go or they don't go. It's all politics. It's all demographics.
Politics like theater is one of those things where you've got to be wise enough to know when to leave.
I never let my politics supersede my manners.
Imagine a civilisation that's way in advance of us wants to communicate with us and assist us in our development. The information we provide to them must reflect our highest aspirations and ideals and not just be some crazy person's bizarre politics or religion.
Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries.
We are naive and moralistic women. We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.
In politics there are no friends.
I was supposed to be women's lib and now I'd exceeded it and gone over into international politics.
Politics isn't about left versus right it's about top versus bottom.
In politics sometimes you have to lie or you make a promise that you cannot keep.
We can play politics or we can reduce crime.
Politics is politics art is art. If you play a political role you have to stop being an artist.
Acting is fun and I refuse to get involved in the semantics and the politics of strategy and breaking out of something or doing something because you need to do something else. For me it's all about what fuels my soul and if I'm passionate about a screenplay then that's what I'll do next.
We would not have our politics distracted and embittered by the dissensions of other lands.
Be your own politics grow your own garden and maybe you can help out more.
I always wanted to work at 'Take A Break' magazine you know just to inject a little bit of politics into their stories. I applied for a job there after I'd done my law degree and didn't even get an interview. I only wrote 'Garnethill' because I didn't get that job!
I was very aware of office politics because I was so baffled by them. So much so goes unsaid. No one says 'you're a cheeky so-and-so ' no one says 'you're so moody ' nobody ever confronts anyone else about anything. But I'm very crass and I'm very confrontational and I have a temper. I had to be hyper-vigilant in every office I worked in.
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.
Since the governments are in the pockets of businesses who's going to control this most powerful institution? Business is more powerful than politics and it's more powerful than religion. So it's going to have to be the vigilante consumer.
I just feel like I'm a very lucky person to have a new life outside of politics.
When you come from desperate poverty and that's exactly what I come from you know that nonsenses are not to be tolerated. I'm not sure who gains from chaos but I know it's not the poor folks in the council flats. The politics of vindictiveness is never ever anything like a solution.
You know I started my career in politics in 1967. I'm not new to this. I did not just fall off the Christmas tree. I understand the world is complex. I know that there are people out there who want to hurt other people.
I'm not entirely sure what my end goal is but I'd love to get involved in city politics and broadcast TV.
I think the rules are going to have to change for me to ever run for public office. My checkered past will always keep me out of politics.
But being in the closet uniquely assisted me in politics. From my first run for the state legislature until my election as governor all too often I was not leading but following my best guess at public opinion.
I kept a steel wall around my moral and sexual instincts - protecting them I thought from the threats of the real world. This gave me a tremendous advantage in politics if not in my soul. The true me my spiritual core slipped further and further from reach.
You never know what'll happen in politics.
Inauthenticity is endemic in American politics today. The political backrooms where I spent much of my career were just as benighted as my personal life equally crowded with shadowy strangers and compromises truths I hoped to deny. I lived not in one closet but in many.
Music shouldn't be based around money or politics. Music should be a bunch of people that really do great songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time.
I was in the room with you know more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then.
Every week I read about myself in a magazine about something that I haven't done or some place that I've never been or don't even know. It's just gossip rumors egos and politics.
My political science degree is always on the back-burner. I took my LSAT so even if I want to take the LSAT again I know what I'm getting into. I'll keep it on the back-burner. Who knows maybe with my popularity I can have a career in politics with a law degree. I think it'll work out either way.
I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here.
If we tried to write about politics you'd realize that we're all a bunch of idiots.
In politics it seems retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
In Washington DC politics dominate even the most casual conversations.
Robert Kennedy was such an inspiring figure. His interest in politics seemed to come not from a desire for power but from a need to help our society live up to its ideals.
I'm no expert on American politics.
On the show we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn't left to the wealthy and privileged.
I'm interested in current affairs and social policy as a whole but I don't watch politics for sport.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives.
When you look at our world the truth is that we're all under the influence of politics.
Macroeconomic policy can never be devoid of politics: it involves fundamental trade-offs and affects different groups differently.
I've done reasonably well over the last 10 years because I took the strategy of language and politics and applied it to the corporate world which has never been done before.
What matters most in politics is personality. It's not issues it's not image. It's who you are and what you represent.
The challenge in working in politics particularly if you're working for a political party is that everyone's a messenger.
Politics is gut commercials are gut.
I was really fascinated by politics. It always has been part of my view that politics really is a calling or you wouldn't go into it because it's demanding and potentially has a toll on you and your family.
I always had a long-term view of going into politics so I suppose I was always careful. I mean I got offered all these rinky dink tax deals but I always paid my taxes. I am naturally quite conservative.
I'm not deeply ideologically driven. I believe in good center-right politics.
In so much of politics you're not allowed to disagree with what's been agreed.
Rush Limbaugh we expect nonsense from him. But the Vatican that's another story. When the Vatican is so threatened that it launches attacks on nuns well you know what they say in politics a hit dog hollers.
Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.
The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on this is the black hole of American politics.
Yes you need substance in politics - but I think your style also says something about how you arrive at some of your conclusions.
I am genuinely not an over-the-top kind of person about politics or anything else.
The one thing we can all be sure about in politics is you are as well to expect the unexpected.
I think one of the most threatening places to be in politics is a black conservative because there are so many liberals who want to continue to reinforce a stereotype that doesn't exist about America.
I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president.
There's people coming in who've never done any politics at all who've never been in a trade union they've never been in a political party they've never done anything but they do feel a kind of urgency.
I think especially in a world where you have so little say about what goes on in your life or in the politics of the world around you it is wonderful to go into that studio and tell yourself what to do.
It seems to be the thing now that young people are getting back into politics.
I know my limitations and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband.