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"The tours are campaigns." - Zakk Wylde

"Small blogs are starting up big campaigns." - Jessica Valenti

"AAB actively campaigns to reduce aggression and counter bullying by creating peaceful campaigns such as Cyberkind." - Louise Burfitt-Dons

"Revolutions are frightening, but election campaigns are disgusting." - Nicolas Gomez Davila

"Like most meaningful activities, campaigns are team games." - Alastair Campbell

"I have never run campaigns based on an ethnic coalition." - John Liu

"Almost all political campaigns involve falsity and playacting." - Rich Lowry

"Character is destiny and character is important to American campaigns." - Mark Shields

"I want to do other things like more fashion campaigns." - Katie Price

"Most makeup campaigns are not in black and white." - Carine Roitfeld

"I think I know a lot about campaigns." - Jenna Bush

"To get that word, male, out of the Constitution, cost the women of this country fifty-two years of pauseless campaign; 56 state referendum campaigns; 480 legislative campaigns to get state suffrage amendments submitted; 47 state constitutional convention campaigns; 277 state party convention campaigns; 30 national party convention campaigns to get suffrage planks in the party platforms; 19 campaigns with 19 successive Congresses to get the federal amendment submitted, and the final ratification campaign." - Carrie Chapman Catt

"In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns." - Sun Tzu

"Remember, at the end of the day [election] campaigns are always about the candidates." - Chris Christie

"Ad campaigns are necessary for competition. But good PR educates people; that's all it is." - Steve Jobs

"Campaigns waged with lies presage governments racked by distrust. The sclerosis starts there." - Frank Bruni

"I'm completely opposed to the idea of becoming accustomed to foreign military campaigns." - Guido Westerwelle

"Personal religious convictions have no place in political campaigns or in dictating public policy." - Geraldine Ferraro

"The problem isn't too little money in political campaigns, but not enough." - Newt Gingrich

"Anyone who campaigns for public office becomes disqualified for holding any office at all." - Thomas More

"I have no more campaigns to run. I know because I won both of them." - Barack Obama

"The problem is' too little money in political campaigns, but not enough." - Newt Gingrich

"Political campaigns are the graveyard of real ideas and the birthplace of empty promises." - Teresa Heinz

"Shockingly enough, what people say during campaigns is meant to increase the odds they get elected." - Richard N. Haass

"I think the people running climate change denial campaigns are sociopaths." - Lucy Lawless

"Campaigns and primaries can get ugly. There are always messy squabbles." - Joy-Ann Reid

"Never let your campaigns write cheques that your website can't cash." - Avinash Kaushik

"The worst terrorist crimes going on right now are the drone campaigns." - Noam Chomsky

"When campaigns use one-word labels, typically it's meant to distract and destroy." - Bill Halter

"A lot of times when people are on campaigns, it can be like a movie set." - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"For years, many public health campaigns that aimed at changing habits have been failures." - Charles Duhigg

"Well I think money has been going into political campaigns for a very long time." - Carly Fiorina

"Nowhere has the political power of coal been more obvious than in presidential campaigns." - Jeff Goodell

"You don't defend national sovereignty with flags, cheap election rhetoric, and advertising campaigns." - Stephen Harper

"I do not believe wealthy candidates should spend vast resources in their own campaigns." - Laurance Rockefeller

"The problem with smear campaigns is that too often they work." - Mark Shields

"Britney Spears is definitely my favorite past Candie's girl; her campaigns were gorgeous." - Lea Michele

"Corporations are not people. They shouldn't be funding. They shouldn't be funding campaigns at all." - David Suzuki

"I like Valentino a lot - they never use actresses in their campaigns." - Emma Watson

"Sometimes, political campaigns make decent people act and talk like perfect buffoons." - Tony Snow

"Social media marketers have already shown unusual savvy in executing campaigns in Brazil." - Ryan Holmes

"My jobs on campaigns were pretty low on the totem pole - I was an advance man." - Beau Willimon

"Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee and Tom Tancredo - those were the three guys who said they do not believe in evolution. The irony will be on them when their campaigns die off in favor of stronger, fitter campaigns." - Bill Maher

"There are as many jobs for younger Americans as there are for other Americans of every age group in political campaigns. Campaigns are very labor intensive and volunteer dependent." - Marc Racicot

"We in the Hispanic community are truly tired of both the Democrats and the Republicans promising all of these things during the campaigns and then forgetting about it after the campaigns are over." - Jorge Ramos

"I do think there is something to be said for those who have significant experience at state level and have run campaigns or have been deeply involved in grass roots political campaigns and who have actual hands-on experience." - Roy Romer

"History is replete with examples of empires mounting impressive military campaigns on the cusp of their impending economic collapse." - Eric Alterman

"Putting it as strongly as I can, the failure to give free airtime for our political campaigns endangers our democracy." - Walter Cronkite

"People get offended by animal rights campaigns. It's ludicrous. It's not as bad as mass animal death in a factory." - Richard Gere

"There were times (during my early campaigns) when I thought, "You know what I could really use? A wife."" - Sarah Palin

"In fact, not only do I support eliminating soft money, but I support full public financing for campaigns." - Barbara Lee

"In the national security establishment, it is somewhat frowned upon for people to take extremely harsh partisan roles in campaigns." - John Heilemann

"Presidential elections always turn on personalities, they turn on how campaigns are run, they turn on natural desires for change." - Barack Obama

"The Military Campaigns of the Kingdom of Wu. They didn't have any machine guns or airplanes then." - Wu Peifu

"It takes money to run political campaigns. This is a cancer growing on the soul of our democracy." - Elizabeth Warren

"Like a midwife, I make my living bringing new babies into the world, except that mine are new advertising campaigns." - David Ogilvy

"I definitely learned about the inner workings of campaigns enough to know that I'm glad that I'm not in politics." - Constance Zimmer

"I think all of the parties still have some way to go to better utilise IT in campaigns." - Adam Rickitt

"I see the work the pope has to do. It is a huge responsibility. Nobody campaigns for it." - Angelo Scola

"It strikes me that presidential campaigns can often bring out the worst as well as the best in us." - John Ortberg

"Increasingly, it's actresses doing the big fashion advertising campaigns, and now there's no distinction between actresses and models." - Romola Garai

"People are moping around and I think campaigns can be about lifting the spirits of the American people." - Jeb Bush

"Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one." - Bill Murray

"If anything, Calvin Klein is the iconic company in terms of fashion. They do have iconic images for their campaigns." - Djimon Hounsou

"Increasingly, campaigns have become narcotics that blur our awareness of problems long enough to elect the lawmakers who must deal with them." - Kathleen Hall Jamieson

"I believe in freedom of speech. And I believe that spending on political campaigns is a form of political speech that is protected under the constitution." - Marco Rubio

"I am incredibly proud of the many journalists I have worked with throughout my career and the great campaigns that we have fought and won." - Rebecca

"In the struggle for human rights and justice, Negros will make a mistake if they become bitter and indulge in hate campaigns." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"America has become the most unequal society among advanced countries, and rich people are now free to spend as much money on political campaigns as they wish." - Robert Reich

"If you knew how much information the campaigns had on you, you'd turn off your machines. And I mean that literally." - Joe Trippi

"We shouldn't have all these campaigns to get the Birmingham Six released if they'd been hanged. They'd have been forgotten and the whole community would be satisfied." - Alfred Denning, Baron Denning

"You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Change the way we fund campaigns. Until we do, Wall Street will always be able to blackmail the Dems and GOP to giving them what Wall Street wants." - Lawrence Lessig

"In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well." - Edmund Muskie

"I'm not saying that charming, witty and warm copy won't sell. I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming, witty campaigns that didn't sell." - Rosser Reeves

"It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars." - Noam Chomsky

"Doing the right things for the wrong reasons is typical of humanity. Precession - not conscious planning - provides a productive outcome for misguided political and military campaigns." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Thanks to the tabloid campaigns I have many death threats and I was very pleased to get another one the other day." - Tony Benn

"Shop smarter and shop less. But please don't let that dissuade you from engaging in campaigns to make real lasting change." - Annie Leonard

"I am sent on assignments just like guys. I have covered presidential campaigns, natural disasters, tragedies, red carpets, medical stories and more." - Megan Alexander

"I started acting as a kid and doing advertising campaigns. I was probably 8 years old, and I really liked the attention." - Michiel Huisman

"I do think that campaigns are about electing somebody, but they're also about a discussion of the future of our country." - Nancy Pelosi

"Election campaigns seem to siphon away political anger and even basic political intelligence into this great vaudeville, after which we all end up in exactly the same place." - Arundhati Roy

"Here's why most campaigns get data wrong. They treat it as an afterthought and they treat it as sort of a logistic." - Ted Cruz

"Campaigns are no longer high-minded exchanges of ideas, even though God knows we need more good ones - ideas, that is." - Charlie Pierce

"No doubt the [presedential] campaigns have reflected some anxiety, anger, and resentment in the nation at large, and we must try to understand these attitudes in the electorate." - John I. Jenkins

"Campaigns are conducted specifically because of the Electoral College, and people accept it and they understand it. Whether they know it or not, they accept it." - Rush Limbaugh

"There has been a fair amount of criticism of the DNC for letting this squabble between [Bernie] Sanders and [Hillary] Clinton campaigns spill out into the open." - Joy-Ann Reid

"Pressure is high and jobs are at stake. There is nothing wrong with having commercial music to pitch for those situations, as well as for ad campaigns." - Wendy Starland

"Our campaigns have always been based on what we consider music icons that transcend generations and they're not of the moment - they continue to evolve." - Paul Weller

"From the 3rd century onwards, orthodox Christianity, based on a Hebrew story and worshipping the Jew Jesus, also led many campaigns of anti-Semitism." - Ivor Grattan-Guinness

"When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale." - John W Gardner

"I hope Gunter Grass will continue helping the SPD in campaigns and that he will otherwise remain with us as a provocative literary figure, as well." - Sigmar Gabriel

"Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success." - Patricia Ireland

"The whole secret of the campaigns unleashed against Spain can be explained in two words: Masonry and Communism... we have to extirpate these two evils from our land." - Francisco Franco

"In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed." - John Rawls

"It's an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns." - Sal Albanese

"A CBS spokesman said the network's policy was tightened in September 2006 to forbid contributions to political campaigns. Previously, there was a bit of wiggle room." - Bill Dedman

"The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized." - Katherine Dunn

"Somebody must be up and somebody must be down. Trouble is, campaigns are messy, subtle creatures that don't follow convenient narratives." - Ron Fournier

"We can't afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into a failed state that could become a base from which terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world." - Liam Fox

"What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both." - Dick Gephardt

"As dismayed as Americans are with the influence of the special interests that finance election campaigns, they've been reluctant to embrace the alternative: taxpayer-financed elections." - John Harwood

"Role models can inspire. Campaigns can motivate. But if we want all girls everywhere to rise up, then we must find them, befriend them and support them." - Queen Rania Of Jordan

"Here's what I know about political campaigns: no matter what you map out at the beginning, it's always different at the end." - Chris Christie

"Downplaying their faults is pretty much the point of campaigns. But we do count on them living with the constant terror of public rejection." - Gail Collins

"People who are using it to sell things on Craigslist to holding garage sales - campaigns - the Obama campaign and the Romney campaign both used Square to raise funds." - Jack Dorsey

"Barack Obama's inspirational whoosh to the presidency in 2008 was unusual. Most campaigns are less exhilarating; indeed, they are downright disappointing - until someone wins." - Joe Klein

"I think we have to look at the whole way campaigns are financed. The No. 1 problem is PAC and special-interest money." - Stephen Pagliuca

"I think it's important that campaigns be aired all the way through, that people aren't voting three weeks before, before debates are held." - Judy Woodruff

"Every great political campaign rewrites the rules; devising a new way to win is what gives campaigns a comparative advantage against their foes." - John Podhoretz

"No, sir, I'm not saying that charming, witty and warm copy won't sell. I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming, witty campaigns that didn't sell." - Rosser Reeves

"The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas season does spring from myriad cultures and sources, from St. Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns." - Richard Roeper

"We inside Diesel are the first consumers of our advertising. We make ad campaigns for our own amusement - that's why they succeed." - Renzo Rosso

"The press doesn't just cover presidential campaigns, they influence them by making arbitrary decisions about who is 'top tier' and merits coverage." - Mark Mckinnon

"Big business increasingly likes to portray itself as socially concerned, adopting the style of civic action through 'campaigns' of varying degrees of cynicism." - Geoff Mulgan

"The Tea Party elites gained extraordinary influence by being able to funnel millions of undisclosed dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government." - Chuck Schumer

"The degree to which campaigns have become dominated by marketing is breaking the spirit of democracy, and we're all just so sick of it, across party lines." - David Weinberger

"Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the campaign finance scandal, and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential campaign and our congressional campaigns." - Fred Thompson

"What campaigns are for is weeding out the people who, for one way or another, weren't making it for the long haul." - Calvin Trillin

"Ideas matter. Legislative proposals matter. Slick campaigns and dazzling speeches can work for a while, but the magic always wears off." - Charles Krauthammer

"I always drew dresses. I remember loving Richard Avedon's early Versace campaigns. I used to plaster my whole walls with them when I was a kid." - Sarah Burton

"I am incredibly proud of the many journalists I have worked with throughout my career and the great campaigns that we have fought and won." - Rebekah Brooks

"In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well." - Edmund S Muskie

"We remember the specter of sectarian violence - al Qaeda's attacks on mosques and pilgrims, militias that carried out campaigns of intimidation and campaigns of assassination. And in the face of ancient divisions, you stood firm to help those Iraqis who put their faith in the future." - Barack Obama

"Campaigns are fun. Campaigns are police escorts, they're airplanes, they're crowds, they're balloons, they're bands, a lot of fun. You speak in vague generalities. You get applause for slogans. And then governing comes. And governing is tedious and it's difficult an it's time-consuming and it demands your attention. And policy isn't vague generalities. It's specifics and it's based on knowledge." - Mark Shields

"Not many academics do labor education. Why not? The need is great. This is where the youth are so important. If faculty were as engaged as young students are in anti sweatshop campaigns, prison campaigns, etc., it would be a good thing." - Michael Yates

"If the popular vote elected the president today, two states - California and New York - would be all you would need. And that means campaigns would occur only there and campaigns would focus only on issues relevant to those people in those states." - Rush Limbaugh

"If you create a system that makes the small donors the linchpin of the system in terms of how members of Congress directly raise the funds for their campaigns, then it gives everyday citizens much more of a role - a leveraging role - in the funding of those campaigns." - John Sarbanes

"Companies like Nike already use Graffiti as a standard variety in their marketing campaigns and the first people who read Naomi Klein's 'No Logo' were marketing gurus who wanted to know what they shouldn't do." - Johannes Grenzfurthner

"I am never going to please all 100 million people who read the book. I'll be lucky if half that number are happy with me playing Christian Grey. I know there are campaigns of hate against me already." - Jamie Dornan

"Palestinian militancy has accomplished nothing but increasing the misery of the Palestinian people. If Palestinians instead turned more to huge Gandhi-style nonviolence resistance campaigns, the resulting videos would reverberate around the world and Palestine would achieve statehood and freedom." - Nicholas D Kristof

"For all its considerable merits and inspirational principles, the American system is based upon a continuous uninterrupted process of election campaigns, stretching out year after year. Lost in the perpetual scramble is any long-term vision ..." - Queen Noor of Jordan

"Jenna's traveled with me; they've both traveled with their dad. This is the only time they've been old enough in all of their dad's campaigns to really be involved in." - Laura Welch Bush

"Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society, hence they do not believe in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals." - Lucy Parsons

"Education campaigns ... may not be enough, at least not alone. If people have no incentive to avoid AIDS on their own, even if they know everything about the disease, they still may not change their behavior." - Emily Oster

"I want to know in this day and age, whether it is possible for any candidate who is not a billionaire or who is not beholden to the billionaire class, to be able to run successful campaigns." - Bernie Sanders

"So much of what passes for public life consists of little more than candidates without ideas, hiring consultants without conviction, to stage campaigns without content. The result, increasingly, is elections without voters." - Gerald R Ford

"The Russian Federation has a growing Muslim minority, which is causing cultural and religious clashes. This is similar to mass immigration of Mexicans to America, and certain presidential candidates are tailoring their campaigns to get Mexican votes." - David Duke

"Representative government has broken down. Our politicians represent not the people who vote for them but the commercial interests who finance their election campaigns. We have the best politicians that money can buy." - Edward Abbey

"I love doing photo shoots. . . I mean, if I could just sign with IMG and do ad campaigns and model more, I'd do that. . . because that's fun for me. That's not work." - Lindsay Lohan

"Of course drugs were fun. And that's what's so stupid about anti-drug campaigns: they don't admit that. I can't say I feel particularly scarred or lessened by my experimentation with drugs. They've gotten a very bad name." - Anjelica Huston

"Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavor to distract attention from the real issues involved, and they actually paralyze what slight powers of cerebration man can normally muster." - James Harvey Robinson

"I was 52 years old. I had diabetes and incipient arthritis. I had lost my gall bladder and most of my thyroid gland in earlier campaigns, but I was convinced the best was ahead of me." - Ray Kroc

"The data shows pretty clearly that how voters watch video programming is dramatically changing and reinforces the need for political campaigns to better match their communications outreach efforts to the voters' changing media habits." - Neil Newhouse

"What I'm not - I can't control other people's campaigns. If they decide that's what they want to do with their time and money, they certainly have a right to do it." - Marco Rubio

"I love doing photo shoots. . . I mean, if I could just sign with IMG and do ad campaigns and model more, I"d do that. . . because that's fun for me. That's not work." - Lindsay Lohan

"The data shows pretty clearly that how voters watch video programming is dramatically changing and reinforces the need for political campaigns to better match their communications outreach efforts to the voters" changing media habits." - Neil Newhouse

"The good husband finds method as efficient in the packing of fire-wood in a shed, or in the harvesting of fruits in the cellar, as in Peninsular campaigns or the files of the Department of State." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"On the subject of money and politics and the rest, I have a DARE: Disclose who are these people; Amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United; Reform: let's have public financing of campaigns; and Empower." - Nancy Pelosi



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