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#1. I like the pooch. When I've had a dog's snout in my mouth, we tend to develop a special bond. - Author: Randy Quarles
Political Satire quotes by Randy Quarles
#2. The paths people choose in life can lead to the creation or destruction of people, places, things, and relationships. The future is uncertain, but what is certain is there will be change. - Author: Stephen Black
Political Satire quotes by Stephen Black
#3. Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. - Author: Tom Lehrer
Political Satire quotes by Tom Lehrer
#4. Discretion is a polite word for hypocrisy.
Tea Party Teddy - Author: Dianne Harman
Political Satire quotes by Dianne Harman
#5. It's intriguing to observe so many of the outrageous prophecies, made with such biting satire years ago in the first edition, come into being through the craft of so many self-entitled egomaniacs running a global 'corpornation' for personal interest and professional profit. I had no idea then, as I now know, that I was writing with so much understatement. Honest outrage and political satire are two of the most important weapons that we have to protect infringement against our personal freedoms through oligarchy and to maintain any semblance of humanity in our democracy as our government aggressively privatizes and over-reaches at the expense of those millions whom it has sworn so dishonestly to serve and has utterly abandoned. - Author: David B. Lentz
Political Satire quotes by David B. Lentz
#6. I started off at the Second City in Chicago ... It's an improvisational theater that ostensibly does social and political satire, but when I was there, we generally didn't. We did character work, and we did just the silliest things we could think of. We weren't all that concerned with, you know, changing the world through mime. - Author: Stephen Colbert
Political Satire quotes by Stephen Colbert
#7. I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me. - Author: Tracey Ullman
Political Satire quotes by Tracey Ullman
#8. I think up until the point when we started in the business, which was in the early '70s, most of the humor was political. The smart humor was political satire. - Author: David Zucker
Political Satire quotes by David Zucker
#9. They did it quite a lot after that first encounter" ... when Jill remembers first meeting the dashing Baron. - Author: Lisa McKnight
Political Satire quotes by Lisa McKnight
#10. And so the result of several years of Everybody Shareskyism, other than slaughtering people, is for everybody to stand around and stare blankly at each other. - Author: Lao She
Political Satire quotes by Lao She
#11. We have no ideas, and they're pretty firm. - Author: Joseph Heller
Political Satire quotes by Joseph Heller
#12. Romney sounds like he wants to be the nice uncle in a sitcom, Santorum sounds like he wants to be a twelfth-century archbishop, Gingrich sounds like he wants to go to outer space, and Paul sounds like he came from there. - Author: John Barnes
Political Satire quotes by John Barnes
#13. I've written quite a variety of songs, everything from kids songs to political satire, and my dad covered a fairly large range, also. - Author: Arlo Guthrie
Political Satire quotes by Arlo Guthrie
#14. It's a great time to be doing political satire when the world is on a knife edge. - Author: John Oliver
Political Satire quotes by John Oliver
#15. The reason I wrote political satire was because I thought it - politics - was important ... that public policy was important. Then I transitioned into books, then into radio. - Author: Al Franken
Political Satire quotes by Al Franken
#16. Every mother want her children to be like their father; except politicians - Author: Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
Political Satire quotes by Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
#17. I don't think this kind of thing [satire] has an impact on the unconverted, frankly. It's not even preaching to the converted; it's titillating the converted. I think the people who say we need satire often mean, 'We need satire of them, not of us.' I'm fond of quoting Peter Cook, who talked about the satirical Berlin cabarets of the '30s, which did so much to stop the rise of Hitler and prevent the Second World War. - Author: Tom Lehrer
Political Satire quotes by Tom Lehrer
#18. The Saga of Dharmapuri is one of the great works of modern Indian literature. ( ... ) Set against Vijayan's heroic and scatological Candide
originally written in Malayalam and finely translated into English by the author
the timidity of our own English talent for political satire is embarrassingly laid bare. For this is dangerous stuff, and cut close to the bone. ( ... ) Fiercest of all is Vijayan's Voltairean recoil from Indian cringing to power. - Author: David Selbourne
Political Satire quotes by David Selbourne
#19. My show in Egypt was called, 'The Show,' or, 'Al Bernameg' in Arabic. Basically, it was a political satire show. It started on Internet by three, four-minute episodes, and then it evolved into a live show in a theater, which was something that was unprecedented in the Arab world. - Author: Bassem Youssef
Political Satire quotes by Bassem Youssef
#20. Using the confirmation bias, these people will tell you that religion was horrible for mankind by counting deaths from the Inquisition and various religious wars. But they will not show you how many people were killed by nationalism, social science, and political theory under Stalinism or during the Vietnam War. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Political Satire quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#21. By giving full expression to the contradiction between civil society and the state, the French Revolution radically transformed both its terms. To put it differently: dualism was not abolished but, rather, displaced within the space delimited by the two poles of the contradiction. This created a new split between 'man', a member of civil society, and the 'citizen', a member of the state. It is only by 'abstracting' from his condition as man and his insertion into the organization of civil society that the political subject can become a citizen and make his entry into the political community: it is only as a 'sheer, blank individual' who accepts the fact that the political is divorced from the social that he can take part in the life of the state, which is based on the freedom and equality of its citizens.
(...)
The political state is 'abstract' in the sense suggested by the etymology of the word; it appears as the residue or the 'precipitate' of the constitutive movement by means of which civil society transcends its own limits to attain political existence, while leaving its internal differences intact, or, rather, transforming them into mere 'differences of social life' 'without significance in political life'.
The state is incapable of substantially affecting the contents of civil society, for it is, precisely, a product of civil society's abstraction from itself. - Author: Stathis Kouvelakis
Political Satire quotes by Stathis Kouvelakis
#22. For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It's not negotiable. - Author: Edgar Ramirez
Political Satire quotes by Edgar Ramirez
#23. We have been making constant efforts, all the time, to start dialogue with the SLORC, but you know it takes two. We don't want a monologue. We would like a substantive political dialogue among the SLORC, political leaders including myself, and leaders of ethnic groups-exactly as stipulated in the U.N. General Assembly resolution on Burma. - Author: Aung San Suu Kyi
Political Satire quotes by Aung San Suu Kyi
#24. I trained as a librarian, and I run a bookstore. Fucking right I can use a gun ... if I have to engage somebody between the counter and the door, only the political autobiographies are in danger and who gives a fuck about those? - Author: Jonathan L. Howard
Political Satire quotes by Jonathan L. Howard
#25. Politics for Hitler must be seen as a distant, prophetic vision to be fulfilled and not as an exercise in personal power. There was no political theory for Hitler and no necessity for adherence to any political programs. There was only tactical political flexibility in the service of seizure of power and the establishment of a Greater Germany in Europe."
-- Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny, p. 40 - Author: Russel H.S. Stolfi
Political Satire quotes by Russel H.S. Stolfi
#26. One thing I resent is the slur that I just support political candidates because of the business. - Author: Rupert Murdoch
Political Satire quotes by Rupert Murdoch
#27. All that Socrates could effect by way of protest against the tyranny of the reformed democracy was to die for his convictions. The Stoics could only advise the wise man to hold aloof from politics, keeping the unwritten law in his heart. But when Christ said: "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's," those words, spoken on His last visit to the Temple, three days before His death, gave to the civil power, under the protection of conscience, a sacredness it had never enjoyed, and bounds it had never acknowledged; and they were the repudiation of absolutism and the inauguration of freedom. For our Lord not only delivered the precept, but created the force to execute it. To maintain the necessary immunity in one supreme sphere, to reduce all political authority within defined limits, ceased to be an aspiration of patient reasoners, and was made the perpetual charge and care of the most energetic institution and the most universal association in the world. The new law, the new spirit, the new authority, gave to liberty a meaning and a value it had not possessed in the philosophy or in the constitution of Greece or Rome before the knowledge of the truth that makes us free. - Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Political Satire quotes by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
#28. Finally, and even more seriously, I fear a return to the international climate that prevailed in the 1920s and 30s, when the United States withdrew from the global stage and countries everywhere pursued what they perceived to be their own interests without regard to larger and more enduring goals. When arguing that every age has its own Fascism, the Italian writer and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi added that the critical point can be reached "not just through the terror of police intimidation, but by denying and distorting information, by undermining systems of justice, by paralysing the education system, and by spreading in a myriad subtle ways nostalgia for a world where order reigned." If he is right (and I think he is), we have reason to be concerned by the gathering array of political and social currents buffeting us today - currents propelled by the dark underside of the technological revolution, the corroding effects of power, the American president's disrespect for truth and the widening acceptance of dehumanising insults, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism as being within the bounds of normal public debate. We are not there yet, but these feel like signposts on the road back to an era when Fascism found nourishment and individual tragedies were multiplied millions-fold. - Author: Madeleine K. Albright
Political Satire quotes by Madeleine K. Albright
#29. I am as sure as I am of the fact of Christ's reign, that a comprehensive and centralised system of national education, separated from religion, as is now commonly proposed, will prove the most appalling enginery for the propagation of anti-Christian and atheistic unbelief and of anti-social nihilistic ethics, social and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen. - Author: Archibald Alexander Hodge
Political Satire quotes by Archibald Alexander Hodge
#30. Increased interest and participation by labor in the affairs of government should make for economic and political stability in the future. Labor has a constitutional and statutory right to participate. - Author: John L. Lewis
Political Satire quotes by John L. Lewis
#31. Every single dollar spent lobbying a legislator on behalf of oil and gas is a toxic dollar that undermines public health and safety laws that protect Americans. That's contamination of the political system. - Author: Josh Fox
Political Satire quotes by Josh Fox
#32. To be seduced by Orators, as a Monarch by Flatterers. - Author: Thomas Hobbes
Political Satire quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#33. When you don't have accountability, there's no limit to the things that people will say. One of the restraints on the vitriol and the filth that so often is part of the American political debate is that candidates have to stand by their ads. - Author: Sheldon Whitehouse
Political Satire quotes by Sheldon Whitehouse
#34. On the political Right, the erosion of state power by international capitalism seems natural; on the political Left, rudderless revolutions portray themselves as virtuous. In the twenty-first century, anarchical protest movements join in a friendly tussle with global oligarchy, in which neither side can be hurt since both see the real enemy as the state. - Author: Timothy Snyder
Political Satire quotes by Timothy Snyder
#35. The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive. - Author: Thomas Sowell
Political Satire quotes by Thomas Sowell
#36. Yes, a dictator can be loved. Provided that the masses fear him at the same time. The crowd love strong men. The crowd is like a woman. - Author: Benito Mussolini
Political Satire quotes by Benito Mussolini
#37. There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands. - Author: Plato
Political Satire quotes by Plato
#38. Democracy is buying a big house you can't afford with money you don't have to impress people you wish were dead. - Author: Johnny Carson
Political Satire quotes by Johnny Carson
#39. Political power, properly so called, is merely the organised power of one class for oppressing another. - Author: Karl Marx
Political Satire quotes by Karl Marx
#40. I figured out Karl Rove's political strategy
make gas so expensive, no Democrats can afford to go to the polls. - Author: John F. Kerry
Political Satire quotes by John F. Kerry
#41. Political correctness is a minefield - Author: Marian Keyes
Political Satire quotes by Marian Keyes
#42. Defeating terrorism in Libya can only be achieved through the political and institutional determination of a united Libyan government, which will need the strong and unequivocal support from the international community in confronting the myriad challenges facing Libya. - Author: Bernardino Leon
Political Satire quotes by Bernardino Leon
#43. The tax code is a monstrosity and there's only one thing to do with it. Scrap it, kill it, drive a stake through its heart, bury it and hope it never rises again to terrorize the American people. - Author: Steve Forbes
Political Satire quotes by Steve Forbes
#44. Any country that has sexual censorship will eventually have political censorship. - Author: Kenneth Tynan
Political Satire quotes by Kenneth Tynan
#45. Our political process appears to be a toxic dance of mutually assured destruction that takes all the citizens down with you, and that can't be right. So I've prepared a little experiment. - Author: Tim Dorsey
Political Satire quotes by Tim Dorsey
#46. Don't sacrifice your political convictions for the convenience of the hour. - Author: Edward Kennedy
Political Satire quotes by Edward Kennedy
#47. Labor is like motherhood to most of our political leaders: a calling so fine and noble that it would be sullied by talk of vulgar, mundane things like pay. - Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Political Satire quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#48. The real art of governing consists, so far as possible, in doing nothing. - Author: Laozi
Political Satire quotes by Laozi
#49. I use to watch like maybe three or four movies, five days out of the week. I was a movie buff, but I really didn't know what it was like behind the scenes, or the whole political process of it. - Author: Michelle Rodriguez
Political Satire quotes by Michelle Rodriguez
#50. In addition to the decline in competition, American politics today is characterized by a growing ideological polarization between the two major political parties. - Author: Thomas E. Mann
Political Satire quotes by Thomas E. Mann
#51. The response to war is to live like brothers and sisters. The response to injustice is to share. The response to despair is a limitless trust and hope. The response to prejudice and hatred is forgiveness. To work for community is to work for humanity. To work for peace is to work for a true political solution; it is to work for the Kingdom of God. It is to work to enable every one to live and taste the secret joys of the human person united to the eternal. - Author: Jean Vanier
Political Satire quotes by Jean Vanier
#52. Privacy is absolutely essential to maintaining a free society. The idea that is at the foundation of the notion of privacy is that the citizen is not the tool or instrument of government - but the reverse ... If you have no privacy, it will tend to follow that you have no political freedom ... - Author: Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
Political Satire quotes by Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
#53. Never in the history of the world has there been a situation so bad that the government can't make it worse. - Author: Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Political Satire quotes by Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
#54. My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs). - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Political Satire quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#55. Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. - Author: Voltaire
Political Satire quotes by Voltaire

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