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Machine Politics Quotes


"Politics has become entertainment." - Joe Eszterhas

"Politics makes strange bedfellows." - Charles Dudley Warner

"Politics makes strange post-masters." - Kin Hubbard

"Good economics is good politics." - Paul Keating

"In politics, guts is all." - Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn

"Politics is mostly pill-taking." - Thomas Reed

"Politics is downstream from culture." - Andrew Breitbart

"Politics should seize the imagination." - George Packer

"Local politics matters a lot." - Van Jones

"Sports and politics don't mix." - Eric Heiden

"Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies." - Dalton Camp

"Politics is more difficult than physics." - Albert Einstein

"There are no personal sympathies in politics." - Margaret Thatcher

"Politics is largely a matter of heart." - Rab Butler

"Politics is social work with power." - Barbara Mikulski

"Politics always change. Stories never do." - Stephen King

"Politics is the best game in town." - Selwyn Lloyd

"Any democratic sentiment propels my politics." - Cody Wilson

"Donald Trump turned politics on its head." - Paul Ryan

"In politics there's never a magic wand." - Julia Gillard

"History is more interesting than politics." - Lennart Meri

"Politics is the enemy of the imagination." - Ian Mcewan

"People feel politics isn't about their lives." - David Miliband

"Without alienation, there can be no politics." - Arthur Miller

"Politics are a very unsatisfactory game." - Henry Adams

"In politics, there are no friends." - Marian Wright Edelman

"War is the ultimate tool of politics." - R Buckminster Fuller

"I'm not a big politics guy." - Kevin Hart

"You never know what'll happen in politics." - Claire Mccaskill

"Politics in Philadelphia is a contact sport." - Michael Nutter

"Gradually, they learned that politics is fundamentally a great business, a struggling and a haggling for advantages, over whose lap collects the most rewards cast by the legislation-machine." - Friedrich Naumann

"You insist that there is something a machine cannot do. If you tell me precisely what it is a machine cannot do, then I can always make a machine which will do just that." - John Von Neumann

"An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics." - Adlai Stevenson

"An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics." - Adlai E Stevenson

"You may not be thinking about politics, but politics is thinking about you." - Kerry Washington

"The ultimate aim of politics is not politics, but the activities which can be practised within the political framework of the State. Therefore an effective statement of these activities e.g. science , art , religion is in itself a declaration of ultimate aims around which the political means will crystallise ... a society with no values outside of politics is a machine carrying its human cargo, with no purpose in its institutions reflecting their care, eternal aspirations, loneliness, need for love ." - Stephen Spender

"A clock is a little machine that shuts us out from the wonder of time." - Susan Glaspell

"This machine kills fascists." - Woody Guthrie

"Meanwhile, politics is about getting a candidate in front of the public as a star, politics as rock'n'roll, politics as a movie." - Joe Eszterhas

"Politics is a word spelled N-O-W." - Alexis De Veaux

"Politics is the art of acquiring, holding, and wielding power." - Indira Gandhi

"Justice in politics has an uncomfortable habit of being rough." - Robert Rhodes James

"In politics, familiarity doesn't breed contempt. It breeds votes." - Paul Lazarsfeld

"Politics, in a sense, has always been a con game." - Joe McGinniss

"Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Politics is not about justice, but about solutions." - Khem Veasna

"Politics is the choice between the lesser of two evils." - George Orwell

"I believe every Christian should be involved in politics." - Bill Bright

"None of my counterparts in Europe interferes in politics." - Margrethe Ii Of Denmark

"In politics, a picture is worth a thousand words." - Kathleen Troia Mcfarland

"I enjoy talking about politics a great deal." - Seth Meyers

"Politics are not the task of a Christian." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"There is a thin line between politics and theatricals." - Julian Bond

"I tell you folks, all politics is applesauce." - Will Rogers

"Unfortunately, in American politics there are no standards for shame." - Mark Mckinnon

"Negativity drove me out of politics in the mid-Nineties." - Mark Mckinnon

"Everything about my politics has been about the future." - David Miliband

"From politics, it was an easy step to silence." - Jane Austen

"Four years is a long time in politics." - Elliott Abrams

"Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds." - Henry Adams

"Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance." - Robert Frost

"Politics is just show business for ugly people." - Jay Leno

"I don't get involved in record label politics." - Leona Lewis

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!" - Pericles

"Politics deserves much praise. Politics is a preoccupations of free men, and its existences is a test of freedom." - Bernard Crick

"I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics." - Ayn Rand

"Language, journalism, food, sex. All is politics. Even innocent love stories are politics. ... There is no such thing as neutrality." - Nawal El Saadawi

"We are not in politics to ignore peoples' worries, we are in politics to deal with them." - Margaret Thatcher

"Since politics fundamentally should be a moral enterprise, the church in this sense has something to say about politics." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"I don't take a great deal of interest in party politics. Social politics interests me a great deal more." - Robert Carlyle

"A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Im a machine man, and I head a machine." - Harry Bridges

"My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine." - Caroline Rhea

"Machine makers always run the risk of becoming totally machine." - Frank Herbert

"I'm a machine man, and I head a machine." - Harry Bridges

"Religion, politics, society are exploiting you, and you are being conditioned by them; you are being forced in a particular direction. You are not human beings; you are mere cogs in a machine. You suffer patiently, submitting to the cruelties of environment, when you, individually, have the possibilities of changing them." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Donald Trump entered show business in his early 50s and becomes a celebrity for 15 years. He decides he wants to officially run for president and doesn't really know the inside politics business, and masters it, beats 15 opponents. Then he wins and defeats the Clinton machine... He's a very fast learner. He will figure out the presidency and governing very quickly." - Christopher Ruddy

"Jonathan Meese is not interested in the history of reality. Everything radical and precisely graphic is sustainable. Human ideologies like religions and politics are based on the past and therefore irrelevant to art. Art always transforms radicalism of the past into the future. Art is always the total time machine. Jonathan Meese is interested in the history of the future. Art is never nostalgic." - Jonathan Meese

"As Frederick Douglas, the famous abolitionist, said: "power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will." You need the truth, and you also need a demand, and you need to bring that demand into the realm of electoral politics. If you don't do that, it's very hard to get such an entrenched machine to move." - Jill Stein

"Almost always tradition is nothing but a record and a machine-made imitation of the habits that our ancestors created." - Walter Lippmann

"One day some as yet unborn scholar will recognize in the clock the machine that has tamed the wilds." - J M Coetzee

"The machine conceals the machinations." - Ursula K Le Guin

"The purpose creates the machine." - Arthur Young

"Books are a time machine." - Jonathan Nolan

"Nature is a machine. The family is a machine. The life cycle is like a machine." - Ray Dalio

"In the Machine Age, the company itself became a machine - a machine for making money." - Peter Senge

"An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine." - Marilyn Monroe

"I full well realize that politics is a rough and tumble business, but politics should not be reduced to lobbing partisan hand grenades. Politics is not war. Terrorism is." - Pat Roberts

"Politics is a way of ruling in divided societies without undue violence...politics is not just a necessary evil; it is a realistic good." - Bernard Crick

"I was elected because I believed in what we call "grassroots politics," politics from the bottom up, not the top down." - Barack Obama

"The problem with describing poets as legislators is that at that level of politics - politics as political invention - poets have no special skills and are not apt to." - Robert Hass

"The best politics is no politics." - Henry M Jackson

"Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics." - Christopher Lasch

"You've got to watch the politics of AIDS. The politics of AIDS can work both for and against the victims of AIDS." - Bono

"A lot of men in politics suddenly woke up to the issue of women in politics when they realised: hey, there are votes in this!" - Theresa May

"No. I probably do better not being in politics. They have too much control over you when you are in politics." - Evander Holyfield

"In the context of the great debates about identity politics - are you gay or straight, nationalist or republican, British or English and so on - I would ask, "Do you ride a bike?" I love everything about the machine - the sensation of the tyres on the road, the mobility - and I love the fact that you have this intimate relationship with the elements, and the landscape." - Beatrix Campbell

"Government is emphatically a machine: to the discontented a taxing machine, to the contented a machine for securing property." - Thomas Carlyle

"The chrysanthemums' astringent fragrance comes Each year to disguise the clanking mechanism Of machine within machine within machine." - Wallace Stevens

"Politics is the art of achieving prestige and power without merit." - P. J. O'Rourke

"The only thing that could possibly save British politics would be Margaret Thatcher's assassin." - Steven Morrissey

"Politics is a jungle-torn between doing the right thing and staying in office." - John F Kennedy

"The justification of majority rule in politics is not to be found in its ethical superiority." - Walter Lippmann

"An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere." - Mark Twain

"I now want more time to devote to politics and more freedom to do so." - Tony Benn

"Politics are not my concern.... They impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies." - Rudyard Kipling

"I don't like politics especially in chess. All I want is promote chess 24/7." - Susan Polgar

"It's true that in chess as in politics, fund-raising and glad-handing matter." - Garry Kasparov

"Politics: Poli a Latin word meaning many and tics meaning bloodsucking creatures." - Robin Williams

"In politics, arts / no issue's dramatic / nor will 'play' till its heart's / simplified to fanatic." - Mona Van Duyn

"I get no pleasure from politics; its not in my character." - Bidzina Ivanishvili

"Photography is a universal language, transcending the boundaries of race, politics, and nationality." - Arthur Rothstein

"Politics is a thing that only the unsophisticated can really go for." - Kingsley Amis

"Politics make strange bedfellows." - Charles Dudley Warner

"Politics ain't worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space." - Will Rogers

"Those who would tread politics and morality apart will never understand the one or the other." - John Morley

"What good would politics be, if it did' give everyone the opportunity to make moral compromises." - Thomas Mann

"Novels are about men and women and children and dogs, not politics." - John Cheever

"Tolerance is an admirable intellectual gift; but it is of little worth in politics." - Woodrow Wilson

"Politics make me sick" - William Howard Taft

"I'm so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio." - Bernardine Dohrn

"Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant." - Henri Queuille

"There are far too many men in politics and not enough elsewhere." - Hermione Gingold

"Politics, as a trade, finds most and leaves nearly all dishonest." - Abraham Lincoln

"Nothing in politics is ever so good or as bad as it first appears." - Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Handsworth

"Circumstances in the world of politics contribute substantially to whether or not you can be successful." - Willie Brown

"Return to the fundamentals of politics - sell our story door to door." - Richard J Daley

"If you want to succeed in politics you must keep your conscience firmly under control." - David Lloyd George

"We should realize that the average family in America spends five minutes a week on politics." - Celinda Lake

"Politics are always a struggle for power, disguised and modified by prudence, reason and moral pretext." - William Hurrell Mallock

"Politics is but the common pulse-beat, of which revolution is the fever-spasm." - Wendell Phillips

"In politics it is necessary to take nothing tragically and everything seriously." - Adolphe Thiers

"Everybody in politics lies." - David Geffen

"Trust is for lovers. In politics there are only converging interests." - Jalal Talabani

"Politics is not an issue whether you like or dislike , but every citizen must involve." - Khem Veasna

"Politics is the art of reaching a goal that benefits all citizens of a nation." - Khem Veasna

"Politics is how you live your life, not whom you vote for." - Jerry Rubin

"Music is politics - it always has been and it always will be." - Thea Gilmore

"Politics is a romantic search for the good and the true and the beautiful." - James M. Buchanan

"My particular passion for Lincoln dates back from my earliest memories of politics." - Barack Obama

"I stay as far away from politics as possible, or any controversy." - Usain Bolt

"Politics should be, you know, as exciting as literature, as exciting film." - George Packer

"I never spoke about politics, with the exception of Election Night." - Alton Brown

"I try to make it a rule not to meddle in other people's politics." - Barack Obama

"Part of what's changed in politics is social media and how people are receiving information." - Barack Obama

"Milton was the first person who really experimented with putting politics into sonnets." - Robert Hass

"Where politics is concerned, I think poets have to be pragmatists, philosophical pragmatists." - Robert Hass

"All politics is local." - Tip O'Neill

"Politics is my second love, next to my love for Raisa [Gorbacheva]." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"Politics makes strange postmasters." - Kin Hubbard



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