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Jesse Jackson Quotes


"I just voted for Jesse Jackson !" - Eddie Murphy

"Jesse Jackson was spending time with his family, or families." - P. J. O'Rourke

"He was tenser than Jesse Jackson on Father's Day." - Scott Adams

"I find Jesse Jackson to be religiously, progressively old fashioned." - Jackie Jackson

"I'm in show business... I want to hang out with Janet Jackson, not Jesse Jackson." - Chris Rock

"Jesse Jackson has to get back to "I am somebody" instead of "I am some color."" - Ernest Hollings

"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?" - Rush Limbaugh

"If children could vote, Jesse Jackson would be our next president." - Fred Allen

"You know, Jesse Jackson is just trying to stir up a hornet's nest." - Ken Blackwell

"Reverend Jesse Jackson, President-for-Life of the People's Republic of Himself." - Mark Steyn

"One thing of the many things that I know about Jesse Jackson, he is persistent." - Jackie Jackson

"You know, Jesse Jackson is just trying to stir up a hornet's nest." - Kenneth Blackwell

"The difference between me and them is that I'll look at Jesse Jackson and I'll see four Jesse Jacksons, and they'll just see one, the clown ambulance chaser." - Chris Matthews

"When I used to work for Reverend Jesse Jackson he would say, "You've got to know the rules in order to break the rules." The 1988 campaign of Reverend Jesse Jackson made fundamental changes to the way Democrats do business." - Leah D. Daughtry

"Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here." - Bill Clinton

"Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville." - Jesse Jackson

"I love Janet Jackson." - Sevyn Streeter

"Question: Does it frost Jackson, Jesse Jackson, that someone like Obama, who fits the stereotype blacks once labeled as an Oreo - a black on the outside, a white on the inside - that an Oreo should be the beneficiary of the long civil rights struggle which Jesse Jackson spent his lifetime fighting for?" - John Mclaughlin

"There was a rumor that Jesse Jackson was going to go over there to talk with the Taliban, apparently they were having trouble rhyming the word Jihad." - Jay Leno

"Jesse Jackson and Al Not-So-Sharpton would be lisping their ebonic mumbo-jumbo that the policy and the president are racist and bigoted." - Ted Nugent

"Here comes Jesse Jackson, he talks of common ground. Does that common ground include me, or is it just a sound?" - Lou Reed

"The [Elian] raid... was almost worth it, if only to watch Jesse Jackson...defending an armed pre-dawn raid by the US government on a minority household." - Rich Galen

"I know Reverend Jesse Jackson is controversial, and not a popular figure with many, but he hired me in 1984. He gave me my first job in politics." - Donna Brazile

"Jesse Jackson, when I met him, he had an innocence about him which is still very much a part of him today." - Jackie Jackson

"I have very mixed feelings about Jesse Jackson. He's very good about labor, and human and civil rights issues, but not so good on cultural issues." - Jello Biafra

"Jesse Jackson is a leader and a teacher who can open our hearts and open our minds and stir our very souls." - Ann Richards

"You know, people'd always ask 'Why is Jesse Jackson running for the White House?' They never seen the house I'm running from." - Jesse Jackson

"I mean, Janet Jackson? She's like Michael Jackson with hair." - Ronnie Spector

"Jesse Helms has never been an invincible man." - Harvey Gantt

"You're a stalker with hooves." -Percy Jackson" - Rick Riordan

"Go Chase A Donut. -Percy Jackson." - Rick Riordan

"I will love Michael Jackson forever." - Elizabeth Taylor

"Greg Jackson is a sport killer" - Dana White

"Cheyenne Jackson is just a dream." - Jane Krakowski

"I love, love, love Michael Jackson." - Amber Riley

"I don't want everyone to think of me as just 'that kid who called Jesse Jackson a communist in middle school.' That's why I decided to become a famous actress." - Evangeline Lilly

"Jesse Jackson was involved in a three-car crash this weekend. I understand that no one was hurt, but I understand that two of the women in the other cars are now pregnant." - Jay Leno

"I sound like Jesse Jackson or Martin Luther King, but I honestly feel like the world is mature enough. And, for me, I just want to do good roles." - Marlon Wayans

"It wasn't the first time. This happened to Dennis Kucinich. It happened to Jesse Jackson. They did it even to Howard Dean, creating the Dean scream. This is how they [democrats] work." - Jill Stein

"Tennis legend Bjorn Borg appeared in a Swedish TV ad urging Swedes to have more sex to solve the country's falling birth rate. America can help. This is a perfect opportunity to name Jesse Jackson ambassador to Sweden." - Argus Hamilton

"I was proud to march beside some of the most notable Civil Rights activists, such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., from Selma to Montgomery." - Charles B Rangel

"I'm not just gonna go after the black Jesse Jackson they all want to make fun of, but I know the wrong people are gonna laugh at that. I don't want to play to that crowd. I don't." - Chris Matthews

"I injured myself politically when I took on Jesse Jackson' in the 1988 presidential campaign. I was too strident. I didn't recognize the emotional tie that he had with all black voters." - Ed Koch

"I'm sure you know by now, Jesse Jackson was overheard saying, and I'll put this more delicately, that he wanted to cut Barack Obama's testicles off. And Jesse has been on several news programs the last couple of days, explaining what he meant by those comments. Do you need to explain that?" - Jay Leno

"Jesse Jackson also said he thought Barack Obama was talking down to black people by lecturing them on things like fatherhood and being a responsible husband. Jesse thought it was insulting, not only to him, but to his former mistress and their love child." - Jay Leno

"I guess we didn't even officially apologize. Jesse Jackson called on the United States to officially apologize to the Chinese. Jesse said, 'An apology is not a sign of weakness.' And as President Clinton has taught us, an apology isn't even a sign you're sorry." - Jay Leno

"And here come the Left Brothers - Al "747" Sharpton and Jesse "DC 10" Jackson - barreling in for a landing on top of Goodell's dome. And this time every black person with an ounce of common sense and self-respect is riding shotgun with Jesse and Al, who have justifiably voiced their displeasure with Limbaugh's ownership bid." - Jason Whitlock

"The difference between God and Reggie Jackson is that God doesn't think he's Reggie Jackson." - Catfish Hunter

"Jesse: " Hey Rose, welcome back. Still breaking hearts?" Rose: " Are you volunteering?" - Richelle Mead

"Jesse Ventura took American politics and raised it to the level of professional wrestling." - Argus Hamilton

"Tell me Jesse, does she sigh when you kiss her too" - Meg Cabot

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable," - A.M. Homes

"Every artist should want to be like Michael Jackson" - Bruno Mars

"Anyone might become homosexual after seeing Glenda Jackson naked." - Auberon Waugh

"You, sir, are a ray of sunshine. -Percy Jackson" - Rick Riordan

"See you on the other side. -Percy Jackson" - Rick Riordan

"Phil Jackson would fight his own players in practice." - Marv Albert

"Michael Jackson was my inspiration. Love and blessings." - Miley Cyrus

"Unfortunately, there was no Jackson Pollock of the camera." - Edward Ruscha

"Jackson (Pollock, fh) has broken the ice for us." - Willem De Kooning

"Oh, Michael Jackson is Michael Jackson. And no matter if he sold 40 million records off of one record and sold 15 off his last or whatever the counts may be, Michael Jackson will be Michael Jackson." - Tito Jackson

"Everything Michael Jackson does on stage is exactly right." - Sammy Davis Jr

"I've also been busy doing stuff for Steve Jackson Games." - Phil Foglio

"Everything Michael Jackson does on stage is exactly right." - Sammy Davis, Jr.

"Any Michael Jackson song will make any dancer go nuts." - Harry Shum Jr

"I cried, I was so overwhelmed to meet Michael Jackson." - Brandy Norwood

"I've loved Michael Jackson, his music, his music videos." - Ashley Tisdale

"Got a light skinned friend, look like Michael Jackson, Got a dark skinned friend, look like Michael Jackson." - Kanye West

"His name is Michael Jackson, not Super Michael Jackson. He makes mistakes just like all of us." - Heavy D

"Jesse has opened for me extensively on the road so I've seen him do hundreds of sets. He is always super funny, has tons of material and the crowds love him. Bottom line, Jesse Joyce is a great comedian." - Greg Giraldo

"My teachers could have easily ridden with Jesse James for all the time they stole from me." - Richard Brautigan

"Jesse James is like a Leonard Cohen song, I wanted to do something that was like a pop song." - Andrew Dominik

"I dated Siamese twins, I slept with Big Foot, too. Get me on Sally Jesse, put me on Donahue." - Al Yankovic

"U.S. Internal Revenue Service: an agency modeled after the revenue raising concepts of the 19th century economist, Jesse James." - Robert Breault

"Giving Magic the basketball is like giving Hitler an army, Jesse James a gang, or Genghis Khan a horse." - James Patrick Murray

"Why is it that the Rev. Jesse Jackson can quote the Bible in support of his pet causes, but conservative ministers and lay people must argue purely on secular grounds for their social and political agenda?... It seems that mixing religion and politics is acceptable as long as the road turns to the left." - Gary DeMar

"It has always been an irony to me that the 'religious right' has come under so much attack for being involved in politics when the black community has been doing it for hundreds of years. The Reverend Jesse Jackson is rarely, if ever, attacked for his involvement in politics." - Kay Coles James

"The other day the plane that Barack Obama was on had some mechanical difficulties and was forced to land. Well, the National Transportation Safety Board did an inspection on the plane, and you know what they found? The bolts on the plane were fine, but apparently Jesse Jackson had taken some of the nuts off." - Jay Leno

"Following revelations that he fathered a love child, the good Reverend Jesse Jackson - or should we say the 'very' good Reverend - is enduring the scandal with the help of family and friends. A scandal which gives clearer meaning to the Rainbow Coalition's Operation 'Push'." - Jon Stewart

"What the Clintons have always done is embraced challenging. They can't have enough photo opportunities with Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. They communicate to blacks that they agree with their challenging identity. So, in a sense, Hillary is blacker than Barack Obama. Their alignment with this black identity makes them 'black' in a metaphorical sense, I guess." - Shelby Steele

"[The Democracy Party] did it to Dennis Kucinich.They certainly did it to Bernie, as we saw in the e-mails. They did it to Howard Dean, the "Dean Scream." Jesse Jackson, another kind of PR smear campaign.Meanwhile, the party keeps marching to the right and becomes more corporatist and elitist and imperialist." - Jill Stein

"If Barack Obama now, or some black person in the future, should become president, neither Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton would be out of a job. A black president can't end black misery; a black president can't be a civil rights leader or primarily a crusader for racial justice." - Michael Eric Dyson

"You know how you either grow up in a Michael Jackson house or a Prince house? For me it was Michael Jackson. I could never decide whether I wanted to be Michael Jackson or marry him." - Amy Winehouse

"Get Julian Jackson in here baby!...Julian Jackson, winner take all baby, that's all I gotta say, winner take all! Arghhh!" - James Toney

"A life spent shaping a world I want Jackson to inherit, not one I fear Jackson shall inherit, this strikes me as a life worth the living." - David Mitchell

"The parallels between Elvis and Michael Jackson as incredible artists is evident. But I think that where Michael Jackson even transcends Elvis Presley." - Michael Eric Dyson

"I love a good lyricist - always have. The thing that inspired me most was the different performers, like Tina Turner, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Madonna, even Janet Jackson." - Jennifer Lopez

"You kind of forget he's Peter Jackson in a way because he's so normal; he's lovely. It's like having a friend direct you, except it's Peter Jackson." - Adam Brown

"[Bill] Clinton and Vernon Jordan were talking about "the kitty," the pussycat every other sentence. Vernon got Monica [Lewinsky] a gig somewhere out of the White House, got her an offer for a gig somewhere. And then after Vernon left with Monica, here came Jesse Jackson to the White House for public prayer sessions so that Bill Clinton could get right with God after this mortal transgression and sin. It was the most puke-y thing." - Rush Limbaugh

"I never aspired to the local political fiefdom thing that a lot of people ascribed me to. I saw myself as a guy who learned from Jesse Jackson how to do national civil rights. I wasn't really interested in who was going to be the next district leader in Brooklyn. My ambitions were always a lot bigger than what my critics thought my ability was." - Al Sharpton

"I have been a fan of Jesse Terry since the first time I heard him. He's a humble - and humbling - talent." - Tony Arata

"Jesse ain't running nothin' but his mouth." - Marion Barry

"For some, time passes slowly. An hour can seem like an eternity. For others, there was never enough. For Jesse Tuck, it didn't exist." - Natalie Babbitt

"To tell a woman not to talk too much was like telling Jesse James not to carry a gun, or a hen not to cackle." - Malcolm X

"Jesse Joyce is a great writer." - Dave Attell

"We had Jesse Ventura in Minnesota win the governorship, nobody thought he was going to win. I'm telling you, stranger things have happened." - Keith Ellison

"That was my goal in portraying Jesse Owens: bringing that level of humanity so people could understand who he was as a person." - Stephan James

"We'd get into these little towns and tell 'em to get out the fastest guy in town and Jesse Owens would spot him ten yards and beat him." - Jesse Owens

"I was the only person of color in the Senate, and my colleagues were Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms and Trent Lott." - Carol Moseley Braun

"'The Assassination of Jesse James' remains one of my favorite films that I've done. You know, it's still labeled a loser." - Brad Pitt

"I met Jesse Owens once. He was a remarkable individual, and I have tremendous respect for what he did in the Olympics under the circumstances." - Lee Trevino

"A lot of people think that I'm a Michael Jackson impersonator." - Michael Jackson

"Steve Jackson is a born storyteller. He makes you sweat. . .and turn the page." - Ron Franscell

"[Andrew Jackson] was actually 70 years old when he left the White House" - Ronald Reagan

"I am of Virginia and all my professional life I have studied of Lee and Jackson" - Douglas Macarthur

"How important has Phil Jackson been to the success of the Lakers? He's very important." - Larry Dixon

"Michael Jackson changed the world and, more personally, my life forever," - Wade Robson

"Michael Jackson was the most astonishing person I've ever met on the face of this planet." - Howard Bloom

"Jackson was not a religious man when he came to Lexington." - Daniel Harvey Hill

"Michael Jackson was a poor black boy who grew up to be a rich white woman" - Molly Ivins

"Earthshaker, Stormbreaker, Father of Horses. Hail, Perseus Jackson, Son of the Sea God" - Rick Riordan

"He revolutionized music videos. Before Michael Jackson, MTV refused to play African-American artists." - Spike Lee

"his hair was permed and gelled like a New Jersey girl's on homecoming night. Percy Jackson" - Rick Riordan

"Michael Jackson is the ultimate traffic accident. People can't take their eyes off him" - Jeff Zucker

"Michael Jackson has some contact with his mother. I know she is involved with the children" - Martin Bashir

"He (Shoeless Joe Jackson) was the finest natural hitter in the history of the game." - Ty Cobb

"I haven't heard from Elvis since his daughter married Michael Jackson. I think it killed him." - Jerry Glanville

"I tell you that Michael Jackson is unbelievable, isn't he? He's just unbelievable!" - Al Gore

"Jackson Rathbone-he is a prankster. Constantly scaring people from behind, stuff like that." - Michael Welch

"Watching Bo Jackson, seeing his size, his speed, a lot of his abilities, really drove me" - Jamal Lewis

"Jackson [Rathbone] is the most artsy, creative and, I think, the most talented." - Nikki Reed

"Names are not always what they seem. The common Welsh name Bzjxxllwcp is pronounced Jackson." - Mark Twain

"I could have a lot of fun with Michael Jackson, I'm sure." - Laurie Foos

"Tarantino and Jackson is like Scorsese and DeNiro, and their silent communication." - Walton Goggins

"Michael Jackson is one of the most normal people I know." - Elizabeth Taylor

"Michael Jackson is part of my heart. We would do anything for each other." - Elizabeth Taylor

"The confidence Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson exuded from stage, I'm a fan of." - Bruno Mars

"There will never be another Michael Jackson, a huge pop star since (the age of) 7." - Bruno Mars

"Michael Jackson has a new baby boy; no word yet who the father is." - Jay Leno

"Michael Jackson has been my idol since before I could even walk." - Keiynan Lonsdale

"Jackson Rathbone-he is a prankster. Constantly scaring people from behind, stuff like that." - Michael Welch

"There I met Gordon Jackson and Dave Meredith who were playing in local bands." - Jim Capaldi

"Beethoven and Beatles, Mozart and Michael Jackson, Paganini and Prince - I like them all." - Vanessa Mae

"I was seven years old the first time I saw Michael Jackson. That changed everything." - Robin Thicke

"In the [Michael] Jackson orbit, normal is relative. What a mess." - Roxanne Roberts

"Michael Jackson fundamentally altered the terms of the debate about African American music." - Michael Eric Dyson

"I started off with the really funky stuff like Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell." - Robert Quine

"Reggie Jackson hit one off me that's still burrowing its way to Los Angeles." - Dan Quisenberry

"It was an amazing experience to work with Michael Jackson, who is a legend." - Mario Vazquez

"I liked Michael Jackson and used to practice his steps. I enjoy dancing!" - Vijay

"Michael Jackson is the ultimate traffic accident. People can't take their eyes off him." - Jeff Zucker

"Michael Jackson has some contact with his mother. I know she is involved with the children." - Martin Bashir

"It's terrible. How can we tell the world who the real Michael Jackson is?" - Martin Bashir

"There were three great child singing stars: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Washington." - Don Cornelius

"It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel." - Malcolm Cowley

"My favorite place in the whole world is Jackson Hole, Wyoming." - Miguel Ferrer

"Billy Joel and Joe Jackson were both great, and they both play piano." - Ben Folds

"There are two kinds of people in this world: Michael Jackson fans and losers." - Seth Green

"I think my fighting skills have certainly been improved by working with Peter Jackson." - Richard Armitage



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